19 December 2023 | AKSNA Regular Board Meeting

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

19 December 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
Susan Pougher, Chairwoman, Public Policy and Legislation
Tiffany Kurani, NDRT, Chairwoman, Nutrition Standards & Education Committee
Sue Lampert, Past-President (2020-2021)
Quorum is established when five 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
Tracy Hulett, Member At-large

III. Adoption of Agenda

IV. Consent Agenda

A. Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

B. Financial Reports

C. Membership Report

  • 105 Members
    • Director: 16
    • Manager: 67
    • Employee 14
    • State Agency: 6
    • Retired: 2
  • 7 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

Susan Pougher

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. Appointment of Awards and Recognitions Committee Chairperson

The president submits for appointment, Tonia Parfitt, for Chairwoman of the Awards and Recognition Committee.

B. Acceptance of North Coast Seafoods Presentation Proposal

Andrew Wilkinson of North Coast Seafoods in Boston, Massachusetts submitted a proposal to present, “Kelp Is On the Way.” The board must vote to allow commercially-sponsored/commercially-presented sessions.

XII. Announcements / Good of the Order

XIII. Adjournment

The next meeting will be 9 January 2024

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