October 2018

Hello Everyone,

I hope this letter finds you all in good spirits. The days are certainly getting shorter, and the evenings are cooler. No doubt the party planning is starting. I hope everyone has been looking at the ACFPC website to see where our next meetings will be and what we’ll be doing. The October meeting is at McElhaney Farms in Hookstown, PA. 

Due to the agenda they have set-up we been asked to arrive between 4:00 – 4:30. Nichole Hockenberry Director of Marketing & Communications for the PA Beef Council has a very nice evening planned, including a tour of the farm, meeting the McElhaney family, dinner, and finally a Beef Industry Panel Discussion. The Panel will include; Dr. Sara Place, Ph.D. National Cattleman’s Beef Association, a Veterinarian, a Producer, and a Beef Nutritionist. The meeting will also include a Beef Quality Assurance message from Exec Martin Thomas, CEC of the Oxford Athletic Club, (formally of the Sewickley Heights Country Club).  Please be sure to send your RSVP’s to Chef Buskey at bbuskey@manchesterbidwell.org by 22 October 2018. There is no charge for the evening; the reservations are for catering purposes only. I believe this will be an exciting and information-filled evening. The agenda for the meeting is posted on the website.

We are having a fundraising Jazz Brunch on Sunday, November 11 at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel. Exec Chef Nick Saxon & Donato Coluccio CEC & F&B Director are holding nothing back for this event. Jazz will be provided by Mark Jackovic & Friends. This promises to be a fantastic event. The cost including a Champagne cocktail, brunch, and music is $50.00 each for member and each member's guest. Children 12 and under are $12.00. All other non-members are $75.00. Your reservations can be made at https://www.blacktie-america.com//online_sales/rsvp_ticket_purchasebt.cfm?rsvpid=2968. It would be wonderful to see all of you there and spend a nice Sunday with fellow members and other supporters to for some fine food, camaraderie, and music. I’m asking everyone to post this on your Facebook page or other social media page to reach as many of your friends as possible. Your efforts will be greatly appreciated.

Our Nov meeting will be a social at Bak’n in Wexford, November 26. More information will follow.

Thank you and I hope to see you at the McElhaney Farm. 

Rikk Panzera CEC, CCE, AAC
ACFPC President