The official kick off to 2018-19 FCS Professionals was held on Monday, September 24 at the brand new Bell Museum on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. Members and guests were able to mingle and network for a time before heading into the beautiful Nucleus room.
Attendees dined on assorted cheeses with assorted crackers and crostini; delicious brie, pear and almond purses; beef satay; crispy asiago asparagus, and grilled vegetables with balsamic. A beautiful tray of gourmet dessert bars provided a yummy ending. Anyone who chose the S’mores bars were not disappointed!
Official business was conducted next. Membership chair Marge Ryerson introduced the new incentive program for new members. New members will receive a crisp ten dollar bill when they attend their first meeting!
President Jean Knaack spoke about the upcoming members-only (and spouse/partner) culinary trip to Puerto Vallarta Mexico that will be held January 3-9, 2019. The deadline to register for this trip is November 1st. A down payment of $400 is due at that time. For more information or to register contact Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program co-chairs Colleen Glenn and Gerry Luepke talked about upcoming programs. Our October program will be held Tuesday, October 30 at The Good Acre. Registrations for this program are due Tuesday, October 23rd by noon. On November 10th the annual joint meeting between FCS Professionals, TCHC, and MAFCS will be held at the Edina Country Club. Speakers will be Brenda Langton, Chef and Restaurateur; and Becky Yurst, Professor of Housing at the University of Minnesota. Watch for registration information soon!
A representative of the Bell Museum then gave an overview of the museum and tips for exploring. Members and guests were then allowed to visit the exhibits on a self-guided tour.