17 October 2023 | AKSNA Regular Board Meeting

Alaska School Nutrition Association
1120 Huffman Rd. Ste. 24
PMB 791
Anchorage, AK 99515

17 October 2023
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

The meeting is hosted on Zoom and is open to all members in good standing. To request the Zoom link and password, contact Gavin Northey, AKSNA President, by emailing president@aksna.org.

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

Voting Members

PresentName and Title
Gavin Northey, MBA, SNS, President *
Tanya Dube, SNS, President-elect
Trevor Bridgewater, SNS, Treasurer and Past-President (2022-2023) †
Sandie Ponte, Secretary, and Past-President (2021-2022)
Carlos Perez, Chairman, Communications Committee
Tiffany Kurani, NDRT, Chairwoman, Nutrition Standards & Education Committee
Sue Lampert, Past-President (2020-2021)
Quorum is established when four or more voting members are present
* The President votes only in the event of a tie
† The immediate Past-President votes in the event that they hold another position with voting rights

Non-voting Members

PresentName and Title
Susan Pougher, Member At-large
Tracy Hulett, Member At-large

III. Adoption of Agenda

IV. Consent Agenda

A. Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

B. Financial Reports

C. Membership Report

  • 91 Members
    • 15 Directors
    • 57 Managers
    • 11 Employees
    • 6 State Agency
    • 2 Retired
  • 2 in grace

V. President’s Report

Gavin Northey, MBA, SNS,

VI. Treasurer’s Report

Trevor Bridgewater, SNS

VII. Standing Committee Reports

A. Public Policy & Legislation

B. Member Services

C. Communications

Carlos Perez

1. Mush On News

Carolos Perez

2. Web Site

Gavin Northey

3. Social Media

Trevor Bridgewater

D. Conference Committee

Tanya Dube, SNS

E. Food and Vendor Expo Committee

Gavin Northey, MBA, SNS

E. Nutrition Standards & Education Committee

Tiffany Kurani, NDRT

VIII. Ad-hoc Committee Reports

A. Contract Executive Director Committee

This committee has been tabled until February 2024

B. Awards & Recognition Committee

This committee needs a chairperson

IX. Member Comments and Testimony

X. Unfinished Business

No unfinished business

XI. New Business

A. Installation of Public Policy & Legislation Committee Chairperson

The president appoints Susan Pougher as the Public Policy & Legislation Committee Chairperson. Does the Executive Board approve?

B. Food and Vendor Expo Rates

Shall AKSNA increase the rates for the 2024 Food and Vendor Expo by $25 for Early Ptarmigan registration and $65 for Standard rates? If approved, the new rates shall be:

Booth Type \ Fee ClassEarly Ptarmigan *Standard
Full Booth$875$1,065
Shared Booth †$625$765
* Early Ptarmigan rates applied to registrations complete by the 15th of December if full payment is received on or before the first Federal banking day of January
† A shared booth is one occupied by not more than two exhibitioners who are represented by the same broker

C. Conference Registration Fees

Shall AKSNA raise the rates for Conference Registration by $20 for Directors and State Agency members, $15 for manager members, and $10 for employee members and eliminate the seldom-used day rate option? If approved, the Early Ptarmigan rate shall remain a 20% discount rounded to the next five-dollar increment; the new rates shall be:

Member Type \ Fee ClassEarly Ptarmigan *Standard
Director / State Agency Member$180.00$220.00
Manager Member$155.00$195.00
Employee Member / All Other Member Types$110.00$135.00
Non-Members †$240.00$295.00
Board Members ‡$0.00$0.00
* Early Ptarmigan rates applied to registrations complete by the 15th of December if full payment is received on or before the first Federal banking day of January
† Membership determined at the time of registration
‡ Eligible Board Members include the President, President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, active Past-Presidents, Standing Committee Chairpersons, and Members At-Large

D. Establishing Expo Passes

Shall AKSNA establish a fee for persons interested in attending only the Food and Vendor Expo of $25 for adults and $10 students? If established, the rate shall be:

Attendee TypeRate
Registered Conference Attendee$0.00
School District or FSMC employee *$25.00
Student †$10.00
* No persons that are not affiliated with AKSNA, School Nutrition, or an Exhibitioner shall be permitted entry to the exhibition floor
† Must be accompanied by an adult from the sponsoring school district

XII. Announcements / Good of the Order

XIII. Adjournment

The next meeting will be 14 November 2023 (note this is the second Tuesday of November)

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