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						                                                    Volume	46	 	 	 No.	2	                                             June	2011
    Published Quarterly by the Minnesota Dietary Managers Association • Editor: Terry L. Bernardy, 503 NE 9th St., Little Falls, MN 56345

                             DMA in DAllAS!
                             Annual Meeting is Bigger and Better
                               in Texas
                                                                        Plans are in full swing for DMA’s 51st
                                                                    Annual Meeting! The event is slated for
                                                                   July 24-27 at the Gaylord Texan Resort &
                                                                  Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Mark
                                                                 your calendar for good times and great
                                                                education! In addition to dynamic sessions,
                                                               Expo brings foodservice suppliers and buyers
                                                              together for face-to-face communication. DMA’s
                                                             popular and acclaimed Leadership Institute will
                                                            be offered prior to the Annual Meeting, from
                                                           July 22-24. Register early at
                                                          for special pricing!

                                             Mission Statement
          The DMA is an organization of professionals that are dedicated to achieving excellence
            in the training, education, and continuous knowledge in the food service industry.
                                      Board of directors 2010-2011
                                                MN DMA Executive Board of Directors
	                            President	          Sue	Zins,	CDM,	CFPP	                                  2080 2st Street
                                                 (H) 507-425-2053 (W) 507-425-2571                     Fulda, MN 56131
	                            President-Elect	    CarieAnn	L.	Williams,	CDM,	CFPP	                      355 James Parkway
                                                 (C) 218-290-1789 (W) 651-241-8325                     New Market, MN 55054
	                            Secretary	          Jan	Danielson,	CDM,	CFPP	                             515 South Franklin Street
                                                 (H) 320-283-6187 (W) 320-634-4553                     Glenwood, MN 56334
                                                 (C) 320-766-1787
Treasurer	                   	                   Douglas	Boser,	CDM,	CFPP	                             203 26th Avenue North
                                                 (H) 320-309-1343 (W) 320-650-1570                     St. Cloud, MN 56303
                                                 (C) 320-309-1343
Immediate	Past-President	 	                      Roger	R.	Spieker,	CDM,	CFPP	                          7256 Prairie Road NE
                                                 (H) 320-852-7370 (W) 320-589-7662                     Nelson, MN 56355
                                                 (C) 320-760-2338
School	Liaison/Education	    	                   Cindy	Velzke,	CDM,	CFPP	                              51125 Highway 13 South
                                                 651-295-6672                                          Waterville, MN 56096
Vendor	Coordinator	          	                   Jana	Larson,	CDM,	CFPP	                               202 Dane Street
                                                 (W) 507-389-4219 (C) 507-381-3447                     Mankato, MN 56001
Web	Page	Coordinator	        	                   Colleen	Zenk,	CDM,	CFPP	                              16579 Baywood Lane
                                                 (H) 952-934-4468 (W) 952-851-7994                     Eden Prairie, MN 55346
                                                 (F) 952-854-6906
Awards	and	Recognition	      	                   Jessica	Weisbrich,	CDM,	CFPP	                         1016 South German
                                                 (C) 507-220-8981 (W) 507-233-0814                     New Ulm, MN 56073
Newsletter	Editor	           	                   Terry	L.	Bernardy,	CDM,	CFPP	                         503 NE 9th Street
                                                 (H) 320-632-2828 (W) 320-632-0674                     Little Falls, MN 56345
                                                 (Fax) 320-632-1714
Membership	                  	                   Shar	Dufner,	CDM,	CFPP	                               38676 647th Avenue
                                                 (H) 320-764-5132 (W) 320-764-2300                     Watkins, MN 55389
Nominating/Networking	       	                   Heidi	Brandes,	CDM,	CFPP	                             53737 430th Street
                                                 (H) 507-359-7683                                      Courtland, MN 56021
Spokesperson	                	                   John	A.	Ennen,	CDM,	CFPP	                             2500 Pahl Avenue NE
                                                 (H) 612-781-7067 (W) 651-295-6675                     St. Anthony, MN 55418
Advisors	                    	                   Linda	Bonnell,	CDM,	CFPP	-	Certifying	Board	
                                                 Colleen	Zenk,	CDM,	CFPP	-	Certifying	Board  
                                                 Kristi	Salisbury,	RD,	CDM,	CFPP	-	HCI	Board 
DISTRICT	1	(Metro)	          	                   DISTRICT	4	(Northeast)	                               DISTRICT	6	(West	Central)
Cheryl L. Wagner                                 Shirley Carroll                                       Judy Mattocks
1014 Klondike Dr. NE                             Aftenro Assisted Living                               Golden Living Center, PO Box 57
Cedar, MN 55011                                  510 West College Street                               Henning, MN 56551                            Duluth, MN 55811-4902                                 PO Box 323, Evansville, MN 56326
                                                 (H) 715-392-4878 (W) 218-728-6607                     (H) 320-834-5146 (W) 218-583-2965
                                                 (C) 715-919-2181
DISTRICT	2	(Northwest)	     	                    DISTRICT	5	(Central)	                                 DISTRICT	7	(Southwest)
Karen Cole                                       Sharla Dufner, CDM, CFPP                              Carmen M. Williams, CDM, CFPP
Life Care Medical Center                         410 Luella Street                                     2201 North Broadway Lot 164
P.O. Box 73                                      Watkins, MN 55389                                     New Ulm, MN 56073
Greenbush, MN 56726                              (H) 320-764-5132 (W) 320-764-2300                     (H) 507-217-6973 (W) 507-233-1184
(H) 218-782-3193 (W) 218-782-2131, ext. 115                                                                                                    
DISTRICT	3	(Southeast)	      	                   DMA	National	Headquarters	                 Toll Free: 800-323-1908
Cindy Velzke                                     406 Surrey Woods Drive                     Direct Dial: 630-587-6336
US Foodservice-Minnesota                         St. Charles, IL 60174                      Fax: 630-587-6308
51125 Highway 13 South
Waterville, MN 56096
(C) 651-295-6672

                       district and counties of Mn dMa
                                                                  District	1          District	5
                                                                  Anoka               Benton
                                                                  Carver              Cass
                                                                  Chisago             Crow Wing
                                                                  Dakota              Kanabec
                                                                  Hennepin            Kandiyohi
                                                                  Isanti              McLeod
                                                                  Ramsey              Meeker
                                                                  Scott               Mille Lacs
                                                                  Washington          Morrison
                                                                  District	2          Sherburne
                                                                  Becker              Stearns
                                                                  Beltrami            Todd
                                                                  Clay                Wright
                                                                  Hubbard             District	6
                                                                  Kittson             Douglas
                                                                  Lake of the Woods
Important Dates to Remember:
                                                                  Red Lake
                            July 22-24, 2011
                         2011 DMA Leadership Institute                                District	7
                                  Dallas, Texas -                 District	3
                                                                                      Big Stone
                       just prior to DMA Annual Meeting           Dodge
                                                                                      Blue Earth
                     July 24-27, 2011                             Fillmore
          Annual National Meeting at the Gaylord Texan            Freeborn
           1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas 76051             Houston             Cottonwood
 Tel: (817) 778-2000     www.gaylordhotels,com/gaylord-texan      LeSueur             Faribault
                   October 6-7, 2011                              Mower
  Regional Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront   Olmsted             Lac Qui Parle
    225 E Coastline Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32202  (13 CEU’s)       Rice                Lincoln
              October 19, 20, 21, 2011                            Steele
    MN DMA State Meeting at the Holiday Inn of St. Cloud          Wabasha             Martin
     37th Ave. & West Division St., St. Cloud, MN 56301           Waseca              Murray
                                      Winona              Nicollet
                    October 26, 2011                                                  Nobles
      Regional Meeting at Denver, Colorado       (7 CEU’s)        District	4          Pipestone
                   March 22-23, 2012                              Aitkin              Redwood
        Regional Meeting at Toledo, Ohio      (13 CEU’s)          Carlton             Renville
                                                                  Cook                Rock
                     April 5-6, 2012
                                                                  Itasca              Sibley
  Regional Meeting at Minneapolis, Minnesota       (13 CEU’s)
                                                                  Koochiching         Swift
                      April 25, 2012                              Lake                Watonwan
   Regional Meeting at Concord, North Carolina      (7 CEU’s)
                                                                  St. Louis           Yellow Medicine

                                       secretary’s report
                           Executive Board Meeting Minutes
         April 15, 2011 at St. Cloud Children’s Home, 1726 7th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301 11 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Members	 Present: Sue Zins, Shar Dufner, Heidi Brandes,            the fall conference and to have a suggestion box provided by
Carmen Williams, CarieAnn Williams, Judy Mattocks, Jessica         hosting district for members to submit ideas. Motion made
Weisbrich, Doug Boser, and Jan Danielson.                          to include in P & P Manual. Identify one topic at meeting
                                                                   that benefited the membership: Respect diversity - different
Called	to	order: 11:30 a.m.                                        backgrounds/facilities. As we learn to diverse, we grow
                                                                   personally and professionally.
President: Sue - “Minnesota’s Best Practices.” Some
decisions done: Not having ribbons to identify board members,      President	Elect: CarieAnn - Leadership Institute - attendee
but to instead have the positions for State Officers on Name       will be Sue Tackaberry. Free scholarship from Nationals and
tags. Also introduce board members at beginning sessions           $1,000.00 from MN DMA for expenses. Shar won $1,500
each day and have each member say what they do. Present            towards Nationals and send to Leadership Institute.
board on Thursday and new board on Friday. We have started
a “Meet a Member” program. When new officer is elected             Motion by CarieAnn and seconded by Carmen to sponsor
or a new committee chair is named, MN DMA’s current                any board members up to $500.00 to attend Nationals at
president sends a letter of congratulations. T-shirts, polo        discretion of the board. Doug, Sue, Shar and CariAnn are
shirts, or bags to sell at Regionals when held in Minneapolis,     attending.
MN on April 5-6, 2012. Awards available through Nationals.
Computers are available for some state offices.                    522 ballots for incoming president-elect and treasurer have
                                                                   been sent out. 121 returned so far. Still looking into ways
Sue presented her Best Practices ideas for this year, including    to send ballots electronically. Harder to recruit volunteers to
Best Practices ideas from Nationals.                               serve since don’t have spring meeting any more to talk to
Some discussion was held on Policy and Procedure manual
revision. The By-Laws needed to have some minor changes            Treasurer: Doug - Balance $24,170.00. Report approved.
concerning ballots to be postmarked by 5/10/11. President          Mileage reimbursement to board meetings is one way
notified by 5/30/11 so National office is notified by 6/1/11.      only. No refunds at conferences, but give voucher with
Also proposed change for meeting schedule for the board.           expiration date for next conference. Reimburse incoming
By-laws can only be amended by the affirmative vote of             board members, one way, for the fall meeting per discretion
the majority of the active members voting at the fall state        of the board.
meeting. Need to have 2/3 (7) of board in attendance to
have a majority vote on changes. Sue will be sending these         Immediate	Past	President: Roger (not present) - No
changed proposals to Terry to print the next Messenger for         report.
general membership approval at the fall state meeting.
                                                                   Fall	Conference	Report: Carmen - Dates October
Cindy worked hard to send out a news release to all the major      19th-21st.
newspapers in all the county seats in Minnesota during Pride
in Food Service Week. Question if anyone saw the article in        Vendor:	 Jana (not present) - CarieAnn stated that Tracy
their local paper? No one noticed it in their paper. At least we   Madson interested in stepping up to train in vendor position.
gave it a try.
                                                                   Education: Cindy (not present) - Gifts for graduates such as
Pleased to see that we were invited to the MN Dietetic             folder. Date for graduation is around May 11th. CarieAnn will
Association and the MN Chapter of American Society of              purchase gifts and possibly attend.
Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition’s 93rd Annual Meeting and
Exhibition. This is our first relationship that we can bond with   Newsletter: Terry (not present) - Spring newsletter deadline
the dietitians.                                                    is May 15th.

Awesome job to CariAnn of promoting the Leadership                 Membership: Shar - 523 current members. Letters were
Institute and Hunger Week in the newsletter.                       sent to retired/and dropped out members

Participate in “Party for a Purpose” at Nationals by putting       Spokesperson:	 John (not present) - No report.
together a gift basket from MN DMA for fund-raising for the
DMA Foundation. CarieAnn has agreed to take on this project.       Nominating,	 Networking,	 Voting	 Results:	 Heidi -
                                                                   Facebook can have pictures of members. Examples: from
Sue asked for input for the State Achievement Award. Do we         district meetings, acknowledge vendors that support DMA,
provide a means for members to supply ideas to the board:          special speakers or “Meet the Member”. Will join Twitter to
Encourage general membership to attend Board Meeting at            test out. Could be a useful marketing tool for DMA, but could

     secretary’s report / reports and eXpenses
be same as Facebook; however, might appeal to younger                                         District	6: Judy – March 25th District Meeting was held at
membership. LinkedIn? More directed for professionals for job                                 GSS Glenwood, Lakeview. Very good attendance.
seeking and job hiring. Not used as socially as Twitter. Will
have more discussion at fall conference. “Meet a Member” is                                   District	 7: Carmen – Meeting in June with a planning
back on track.                                                                                meeting afterwards for State Conference. Speaker contracts
                                                                                              getting finalized. Preliminary program read and discussed.
National	Board: Not present.                                                                  Meeting adjourned by Sue at 2:30. Seconded by Carmen.
Awards	&	Recognition: Jessica - Sending forms to district                                     Respectfully submitted by Jan Danielson, CDM CFPP,
presidents for nominations for awards this year.                                              MN State Secretary (Minutes from January Board Meeting)

Old	Business: Website not updated. Colleen working on it.

New	 Business: Summer Board Meeting on 7/15/11 at St.
Cloud Children’s Home. Have phone available for those who
can’t attend.

DISTRICT	REPORTS:	 Sue - Keep in contact with Cindy and/
or submit your district meeting where and when and did your
                                                                                                   	Election	Results
                                                                                                           Results from the election are as follows:
membership increase with not having two state meetings per
year. Let Cindy know. Work on new officers.                                                                 There were 141 ballots total returned.
District	1: Cheryl – In mid-May there is a workshop at Eco
Lab. Sonja Christensen is new president.                                                             Congratulations to Doug Boser as Treasurer
                                                                                                       and Sue Tackaberry as President-Elect.
District	2:	 Karen (not present) – No district report.
District	3: Cindy (not present) – No district report.                                               Election results were tallied on Wednesday,
                                                                                                   May 18th by Heidi Brandes (Nominating Chair)
District	4: Shirley (not present) – State inspectors there.                                              and Becky Utz, both of District 7.
District	5: Shar – Meeting on April 29.

    Treasurer’s Report                                                                                                                         FEB.	-	APR.	2011
    1-30-10        Beginning	Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,827.91
    2-14-11        2083    National DMA (Bob Sloan Mem) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.00 23,727.91
    2-14-11        2084    Lynn Malvin (scholarship) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250.00 23,477.91
    3-2-11         2085    Cold Spring Floral (Shar Plant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.11 23,420.80
    3-14-11        D       Deposit (National Refund) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,600.00 25,020.80
    3-23-11        2086    Spectrum Marketing (printing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 850.80 24,170.00
    4-15-11        2087    Sue Zins (mileage spring mtg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.00 24,120.00
    4-15-11        2088    Jessica Weisbrich (mileage spring mtg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.00 24,073.00
    4-15-11        2089    Judy Mattocks (mileage spring mtg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.94 24,025.06
    4-15-11        2090    CarieAnn Williams (mileage, air ,regist) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 899.36 23,125.70
    4-15-11        2091    Carmen Williams (mileage spring mtg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.00 23,078.70
    4-15-11        2092    Heide Brandes (mileage spring mtg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.63 23,021.07
    4-15-11        2093    Jan Danielson (mileage spring mtg.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.50 22,995.57
    4-29-11        2094    Shar Dufner (air, hotel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 850.00 22,145.57
    4-29-11        2095    National DMA (Shar’s registration) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525.00 21,620.57
    4-29-11        2096    Sue Tackaberry (air, hotel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365.40 21,255.17
    4-30-11        Ending	Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,255.17
                                          district reports
                         DISTRICT	 1                                Room Service: Patty H. St. Cloud Hospital
District One is having a meeting at Ecolab Innovation Center        They offer a meal to patients anytime during operating hours.
in Eagan, MN on June 14, 2011. Time is 1:00-4:00.                   Can order breakfast at lunch if desired. Etc. Benefits: less food
          District 1 Spring & Summer Meeting:                       waste and lower food cost. Increase patient satisfaction scores,
   “Heart Healthy Beef” and “Sanitation and Food Safety”            temp, quality and courtesy. Improvement in relationships
                       June 14, 2011                                between kitchen and other areas increase in revenue.
           Ecolab Innovation Center, F5 Building                    Current topics in food service: Chris F. Health inspector City
          655 Lone Oak Drive, Eagan, MN 55121                       of St. Cloud.
                         1:00-4:00                                  Food Safety Modernization Act signed by President Obama
                     Program Agenda:                                in Jan. 2011, most significant change since 1938. This should
         1:00-2:30 Tour and Sanitation Presentation                 make our food system a little better. They will be inspecting
                     Petra Balli - Ecolab                           the food plants more often. Hiring more inspectors, food is
               2:30-3:00 District One Meeting                       now so global that this needs to be done.
           3:00-4:00 “Be Heart Healthy with Beef”                   Food Allergy identification and documentation: Karla W.
               Colleen Zenk, MS, CDM, CFPP
                   Minnesota Beef Council                           Peanuts, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, eggs, milk, soy and wheat
                                                                    seem to be the most popular allergens. Many nuts are part
                     3 CEU’s applied for.                           of the tree nut family. Important that everyone is aware
                             Cheryl Wagner, District 1 President    of allergies on their tray ticket, communication boards or
                                                                    whatever you use in your facility.
                         DISTRICT	 2                                Thanks to Karla W. for organizing this conference. Thanks to
We are waiting for summer to arrive and preferably without          Kathy F. for donating the morning break for the conf.
the storms.                                                         District 5 is looking for a president-elect for next year and
                                                                    anyone who is interested can contact Shar Dufner.
                         DISTRICT	 3
Looking forward to the next state conference in October to                                   DISTRICT	 6
reconnect with old and new friends.                                 Weather is a hot topic this year. Do you have your emergency
                               Cindy Velzke, District 3 President   plans up-to-date? It looks like we are in for an exciting
                         DISTRICT	 4
                                                                                             DISTRICT	 7
Wow have the temps been fluctuating for the month of
May. Many of us have had yearly inspections and some are            District 7 is planning a conference planning meeting on June
preparing for their next. Good luck with all your preparations.     22 from 1-3 pm at the New Ulm Medical Center, 3rd floor
                                                                    cafe meeting room. Anyone interested should attend. We
                         DISTRICT	 5                                need to finalize the speakers, with signed agreements, go
                                                                    over the brochure and budget. Anyone that wants to work
District 5 held their spring conference at the St. Cloud            at the conference, we sure could use your help. We will need
Hospital on April 29th 2011 at 8:00 a.m. (Did not get a count       runners, table sitters and bag stuffers. Just let Carmen Williams
of how many people attended.) I’d say close to 40.                  at know if you are interested. Sarah
Sanitation by David Klug with Ecolab: Spoke about sanitize          Groebner, New Ulm Medical Center, will be having a meeting
and disinfect, the types of sanitizers: bleach, quat, and           in September. The date has not been set yet so watch for news
iodine. The difference between 1/3 oz. solution 150 ppm             about that in the August Issue. Hopefully we have everyone’s
and ½ oz. 400 ppm. SO there is a big difference in adding           email address so we can send out more information as it
too much sanitizer. Quat sanitizer will build up over time on       comes in.
the counters, etc. Quat sanitizers will turn white towels grey                                 Carmen Williams, District 7 President
permanently in the wash machine. You should allow the quat
to air dry.
A fruit and veggie wash is highly recommended.
Waste Awareness: Karla W. and Clare W. St. Cloud Hospital
Clare is using the trim trax system at the hospital they weigh
and record all of their waste. Use 18 qt. buckets and associates
write down on a clip board how many quarts they throw away
in their areas daily. Average cost is $3.00 per quart. Went from
$3795 in Nov. 08 to 1368 in April 11 weekly food cost.

                                         president report
                            Message From the President
Summer is here with the good-bye to the snow, seeing the green grass, the flowers coming up and blooming, the trees budding
out and the farmers getting into the field. New beginnings, new opportunities and new friendships are underway in 2011.

How can the Consultant Dietitian and the Dietary Manager work together effectively?

     How involved is your consultant in doing the MDS and CAA’s? Does he/she complete some of them when he/she is at
      your facility? If not maybe this is an area that consultants need to be involved in.
     Assessments to evaluate residents nutritional status - are you on the same page as your consultant? Can the assessment
      sheets be combined?

Changes to the By-Laws are going to be voted on at the state membership meeting in October. Here are the changes that the
board is asking for approval from the general membership…

Under Article VI Election

   The third paragraph reads “The Nominating Committee shall submit the proposed ballot to the Board of Directors for
    approval at the winter board meeting and shall arrange for its distribution to eligible voter at the spring meeting.
   The proposal is to change this to “The Nominating Committee shall submit the proposed ballot to the Board of Directors
    for approval at the winter board meeting and shall arrange for its distribution to eligible voters by mail by the 15th of April.
    All votes must be postmarked by May 10th. The President will be notified by May 30th.”
     “Ballots shall be mailed to those not attending following the meeting” will be removed.

Under Article VII Meetings

     The second paragraph reads “Meetings of the State Board of Directors may be held at such time and place as shall be
      determined by the President. A minimum of four meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held each year, one at
      each of the sate conferences (spring and fall) and the other two at mid points between the sate conferences (winter and
     Proposal to read “Meetings of the State Board of Directors may be held at such time and place as shall be determined
      by the President. Four meetings shall be conducted annually with one being at the fall conference. These meetings shall
      be held in a group setting face to face, by conference call or other form of media contacting. These meetings will be
      distributed evenly throughout the year (January/February, April/May, July/August and October at the state conference.”

Under Article XII Amendments

     The last sentence states “These By-Laws only be amended by the affirmative vote of the majority of the active members
     Proposal to read “These By-Laws only be amended by the affirmative vote of the majority of the active members voting
      at the fall conference meeting.”

Thoughts to share with the membership

     No refunds will be given at the state conference. A rain check will be given instead for future conference with an expiration
     May 11th is graduation from St. Paul Technical College. The graduates will be given a gift and a certificate for attendance
      to a state conference at no cost. They are encouraged to join DMA.
     Everyone should be receiving the Messenger and the monthly newsletter by e-mail. The Messenger is available on the MN
      Website. If there is not anyone getting the Messenger or the monthly newsletter, please contact your district president
      and/or Sue Zins at or at

Upcoming education opportunities:

     May 19th District 3 is hosting a meeting/learning opportunity at the Madonna Towers in Rochester – for more information
      on this you may contact our Education Chair, Cindy Velzke at 651-295-6672
     The fall state conference is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm on Wednesday the 19th of October and will end on Friday the

                  Congratulations and Welcome to
               New Members and New Student Enrollees
    Below are the names of new members and new student members from your state who have joined since the last
newsletter. The names of those who have enrolled in an approved dietary manager training program, but have not
yet joined DMA (enrollees) are listed as well.
     Please be sure to share this information with chapter officers, other committee chairs, and especially district
officers to ensure that each new member is welcomed into DMA. Consider the following ideas:
     • Send welcome letters to new members or call them to welcome them. Please find a sample phone script and
       sample letter at<> under Volunteer Resources.
     • List the names of the new members, new student members and enrollees in the state newsletter and on the
       chapter web site.
     • Invite these members to the state meeting, recognizing those that attend.
     • Encourage enrollees to join DMA as student members – discuss the benefits of membership.
     • Start a telephone tree to contact prospective members.
     It is important to understand that the Member Count by State Report article currently includes student members.
When chapter rebates are determined, students are not counted in the total that determines the rebate amount. This
encourages chapters to help their student members upgrade as soon as possible, because it adds money to chapter
budgets and more importantly, gives students active status and the ability to vote and hold office. We hope that you
will use these tools to “connect” these new members and potential members to DMA and the valuable services that
the association provides.

     Jesse Arnold                Linda S. Dow, CDM, CFPP                 Matthew D. Pilla, CDM, CFPP,
     Enrollee                    Certified Member                        Certified Member
     Kathleen Cawest             Michelle L. Groh, CDM, CFPP             Emily L. Larson, CDM, CFPP
     Associate Member            Certified Member                        Certified Member
     Shawna Olbekson             Sarah Morey                             Courtney R. Saucerman, CDM, CFPP
     Student Member              Student Member                          Certified Member

Membership	Report
All dropped members were contacted by e-mail or snail
mail from the latest reports. Three members responded,
two have retired, and one just renewed membership.
Membership is up 7% from 10/2010 to present. Student
members and retired members are invited to attend
state meetings at a reduced cost. Please remember to
keep your e-mail addresses updated with national and
state chapters.

                                Shar Dufner, CDM, CFPP
                                 Membership Committee

MEMBER COUNT COMPARISONS BY STATE AS OF 4/01/2011 (Supplier mems not included)

                  STATE MEMBER COUNT                          STATE MEMBER COUNT
STATE                LAST YR CURRENT         STATE              LAST YR  CURRENT
ALASKA                   56       53         NORTH CAROLINA        614       600
ALABAMA                 251      253         NORTH DAKOTA          119       116
ARKANSAS                444      440         NEBRASKA              208       211
ARIZONA                 112      110         NEW HAMPSHIRE          46        46
CALIFORNIA              418      455         NEW JERSEY            322       310
COLORADO                103      110         NEW MEXICO             49        48
CONNECTICUT              59       60         NEVADA                 40        47
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA      5        5         NEW YORK              324       311
DELAWARE                 42       40         OHIO                  696       704
FLORIDA                1,100   1,085         OKLAHOMA              449       433
GEORGIA                 268      267         OREGON                100       100
GUAM                      8        8         PENNSYLVANIA        1,004     1,013
HAWAII                   59       56         RHODE ISLAND           18        16
IOWA                    301      326         SOUTH CAROLINA        268       301
IDAHO                    82       89         SOUTH DAKOTA          173       164
ILLINOIS                601      569         TENNESSEE             448       468
INDIANA                 550      560         TEXAS                 475       507
KANSAS                  480      478         UTAH                   34        33
KENTUCKY                239      227         VIRGINIA              303       317
LOUISIANA               207      205         VERMONT                43        44
MASSACHUSETTS            43       48         WASHINGTON            179       182
MARYLAND                227      228         WISCONSIN             477       473
MAINE                    82       77         WEST VIRGINIA         187       184
MICHIGAN                566      574         WYOMING                54        58
MINNESOTA               528      523         CANADA                 13        11
MISSOURI                462      455         US MILITARY             4         4
MISSISSIPPI             192      203         US TERRITORIES          0         0
MONTANA                  64       60         FOREIGN                 6         9
STATE	MEMBER	COuNT	        	       	         Grand	Totals	     14,202	   14,274

MEMBER COUNT COMPARISONS BY STATE AS OF 5/02/2011 (Supplier mems not included)

                  STATE MEMBER COUNT                             STATE MEMBER COUNT
STATE                LAST YR CURRENT            STATE              LAST YR  CURRENT
ALASKA                   56       54            NORTH CAROLINA        620       604
ALABAMA                 253      258            NORTH DAKOTA          119       116
ARKANSAS                444      437            NEBRASKA              208       213
ARIZONA                 112      113            NEW HAMPSHIRE          47        46
CALIFORNIA              428      461            NEW JERSEY            324       310
COLORADO                105      110            NEW MEXICO             49        50
CONNECTICUT              59       61            NEVADA                 40        49
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA      5        6            NEW YORK              326       316
DELAWARE                 42       42            OHIO                  702       706
FLORIDA                1,110   1,095            OKLAHOMA              448       437
GEORGIA                 272      270            OREGON                101       100
GUAM                      9        8            PENNSYLVANIA        1,013     1,020
HAWAII                   59       56            RHODE ISLAND           18        16
IOWA                    310      334            SOUTH CAROLINA        274       307
IDAHO                    82       90            SOUTH DAKOTA          173       163
ILLINOIS                604      576            TENNESSEE             448       474
INDIANA                 557      564            TEXAS                 480       518
KANSAS                  484      482            UTAH                   34        33
KENTUCKY                241      228            VIRGINIA              306       323
LOUISIANA               212      207            VERMONT                43        45
MASSACHUSETTS            43       49            WASHINGTON            179       183
MARYLAND                233      235            WISCONSIN             479       476
MAINE                    82       80            WEST VIRGINIA         188       186
MICHIGAN                567      577            WYOMING                56        58
MINNESOTA               531      527            CANADA                 14        11
MISSOURI                466      462            US MILITARY             4         5
MISSISSIPPI             194      204            US TERRITORIES          0         0
MONTANA                  64       60            FOREIGN                 6        11
STATE	MEMBER	COuNT	        	       	            Grand	Totals	     14,323	   14,422

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MEMBER COUNT COMPARISONS BY STATE AS OF 6/01/2011 (Supplier mems not included)

                  STATE MEMBER COUNT                             STATE MEMBER COUNT
STATE                LAST YR CURRENT            STATE              LAST YR  CURRENT
ALASKA                   57       56            NORTH CAROLINA        634       621
ALABAMA                 260      262            NORTH DAKOTA          120       119
ARKANSAS                450      440            NEBRASKA              215       221
ARIZONA                 113      117            NEW HAMPSHIRE          48        46
CALIFORNIA              452      484            NEW JERSEY            328       311
COLORADO                107      113            NEW MEXICO             52        51
CONNECTICUT              59       64            NEVADA                 44        52
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA      5        6            NEW YORK              335       319
DELAWARE                 43       41            OHIO                  716       718
FLORIDA                1,124   1,116            OKLAHOMA              457       448
GEORGIA                 279      274            OREGON                104       102
GUAM                      9        8            PENNSYLVANIA        1,031     1,036
HAWAII                   60       57            RHODE ISLAND           18        16
IOWA                    317      335            SOUTH CAROLINA        283       312
IDAHO                    83       92            SOUTH DAKOTA          177       168
ILLINOIS                615      589            TENNESSEE             464       481
INDIANA                 570      577            TEXAS                 496       539
KANSAS                  497      490            UTAH                   35        33
KENTUCKY                241      232            VIRGINIA              317       327
LOUISIANA               218      209            VERMONT                43        45
MASSACHUSETTS            47       52            WASHINGTON            183       184
MARYLAND                242      242            WISCONSIN             486       482
MAINE                    85       80            WEST VIRGINIA         191       191
MICHIGAN                581      588            WYOMING                60        62
MINNESOTA               534      533            CANADA                 15        11
MISSOURI                472      473            US MILITARY             4         4
MISSISSIPPI             198      209            US TERRITORIES          0         0
MONTANA                  65       64            FOREIGN                 7        11
STATE	MEMBER	COuNT	        	       	            Grand	Totals	     14,646	   14,713

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                    Do	you	know	of	an	employer	who	goes	over	and	above	what	is	necessary?
                    If you feel your employer excels in supporting you as a CDM, please take the time to nominate them for
                    DMA’s “Employer of the Year” award. This award recognizes an employer who shows great support for the
                    DMA and their CDM’s growth and development. The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2011. Selection will
                    be made by the Executive Board at the Summer Board Meeting. Award will be given at the fall conference.

Please mail nominations to:   Jessica Weisbrich, CDM, CFPP                Email:
                              1016 South German
                              New Ulm, MN 56073


        Name of Employer______________________________________________________________

        Name of Dietary Manager________________________________________________________

        Email Address _________________________________________________________________




        Please answer the following questions about your employer. Send the completed application to
        DMA Awards Coordinator (see newsletter for address). Deadline for Applications is July 15.
        Attach additional pages if needed.

           A. How does your employer support you and your staff within your facility?






           B.    How does your employer demonstrate awareness of DMA? In what ways does he/she
                support your attendance at state and district meetings?





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        eMployer of the year forM (pg. 2)

C.       In what ways does your employer support professional development and/or
         continuing education for you and your staff?




     D. How has your employer shown that he/she is receptive to new ideas?




     A. In conclusion, I feel that my employer should be named “ MN DMA Employer
        of the Year” because:












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                              Vendor of the year forM
                        Do	you	know	of	a	vendor	who	goes	over	and	above	what	is	necessary?
                        If you have a vendor who shows appreciation for the DMA and it’s growth, please take the time to
                        nominate them for DMA’s “Vendor of the Year” award. This award recognizes a vendor who supports
                        the MN DMA and contributes to the growth and development of our association. The deadline for
                        nominations is July 15, 2011. Selection will be made by the Executive Board at the Summer Board
                        Meeting. Award will be given at the fall conference.

Please mail nominations to:   Jessica Weisbrich, CDM, CFPP              Email:
                              1016 South German
                              New Ulm, MN 56073

                                        MN DMA VENDOR OF THE YEAR
                                              Nomination Form

        Nominated by: (Please check one)                 _______DMA Member              ______District

        Nominating Person/District Name__________________________________________________

        Home Phone Number_________________________ Work Phone Number_________________

        Address: _____________________________________________________________________


        Email Address _________________________________________________________________

        I/We wish to nominate __________________________________________________________
        for Minnesota DMA Vendor of the Year for ________ (year).
        Company Representative ___________________________Phone Number__________________
        Company Address: ______________________________________________________________
        Criteria: Vendor nominations should be based upon the contributions the vendor has made to
        MN DMA and should be a company, not an individual. Please answer the following questions.
            1. Has the vendor exhibited at MN DMA conference Expo’s? ____ Yes ____ No
            2. Has the vendor advertised in the MN DMA newsletter?              ____ Yes ____ No
            3. Has the vendor supplied a speaker for a state or district meeting?       ____ Yes ____ No
            4. Has the vendor contributed financial support for district or state meetings? ____ Yes ____ No
            5. Is the vendor accessible to all MN DMA members (not limited to a specific geographical
                area)? ____ Yes ____ No
            6. Does the vendor support MN DMA in other ways? ____ Yes ____ No                   Please include
                in details below:
            7. We wish to nominate the above vendor because: (Attach separate sheet/s).

        Send nomination form to MN DMA Awards~ 14 ~ Chairperson. Deadline for nominations is July
        15th. Selection will be made by the Executive Board at the Summer Board Meeting. Award will
               dMa dietary Manager of the year
                    It’s that time of year again when MN DMA is preparing to give awards to outstanding members of our
                    organization. CDM of the Year is on of the categories, and as previous winners of the award, we look to you
                    for nominations of your colleagues. Please take the time to nominate someone who you think contributes
                    to the Minnesota DMA. We all work so very hard and it is important to recognize another’s talents in our
                    field. The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2011.

Please mail nominations to:   Jessica Weisbrich, CDM, CFPP                 Email:
                              1016 South German
                              New Ulm, MN 56073

                                MN DMA DIETARY MANAGER OF THE YEAR
                                           Nomination Form

        Name of Dietary Manager Nominated: ______________________________________________

        Name of Facility Where Dietary Manager Works: _____________________________________

        Facility Address: _______________________________________________________________


        Work Phone: (____) ____________________ Home/Cell Phone: (____) ___________________

        Submitted By: _________________________________________________________________

        Your Work Address: ____________________________________________________________

        City/State/Zip: _________________________________________________________________

        Work Phone: _______________________________Home/Cell Phone: (____) ______________

        Your Home Address: ____________________________________________________________

        City/State/Zip: _________________________________________________________________

        Email Address: _________________________________________________________________

        I would like to nominate the above as “Dietary Manager of the Year” because:

        (Attach additional pages as needed.) Please type if possible.

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        Please send the completed application to MN DMA Awards and Recognition Chairperson by July 15 th of each year.
        Refer to the Dietary Manager’s Newsletter for the mailing address for the Awards Chairperson.
         Minnesota MeMBer highlights / eVents
Meet Marie from District 3!                                   Save the date:
                                     Marie       Nelson,
                                 CDM, CFPP lives and
                                                              July 22-24 in Dallas,
                                 works in Rochester,
                                 Minnesota. Rochester
                                                              Texas (just prior to DMA
                                 is part of district three
                                 and Marie works
                                 at Madonna Living
                                 Community on the
                                 Tower’s Campus. After             Learn       and
                                 attending Mankato            practice the real
                                 State to earn a degree       competencies       of
                                 in Home Economics as         leadership while earning clock hours. Begin your journey from
                                 a Food and Nutrition         manager to leader by participating in the DMA Leadership
                                 major with a minor in        Institute taught by expert leadership instructors, addressing
                                 Education she worked         the unique dynamics of a foodservice environment. This three-
15 years at JC Penney as a Decorator Consultant and in        day intensive learning opportunity is designed exclusively	
Sales. From there she went to Stewartville Care Center        for	 CDM,	 CFPPs. The DMA Leadership Institute delivers an
and worked 10 years. She finally landed at Madonna            extraordinary learning experience based on four pillars of
Living Community in Rochester and has spent 11 years at       competencies:
Madonna Tower as Culinary Services Director.
                                                                        • Leading change          • Leading people
     As a dietary manager Marie enjoys seeing employees          • Leading strategically       • Leading collaboratively
grow and mature in their work. She must be a very big
part of their continued growth because Madonna Towers             Watch for more information on www.DMAonline.
Culinary Department has consistently scored very high in
                                                              org/LEAD and in the Dietary Manager magazine.
satisfaction surveys in the BHS.

     “Dietary Manager’s Association helps me hone my skills
and keep up with the industry”, says Marie. She appreciates
this aspect of DMA because she feels the hardest challenge
                                                              DMA Proposes Bylaws
of working as a manager is doing discipline. Continued
education opportunities provide good advice for dealing
                                                              Changes, Including an
with employees. “I have learned a lot thru the DMA district
State and National conferences”.
                                                              Association Name Change
                                                                   It’s an exciting time to be a DMA member! In 2010 we
    When she’s not working she is ‘Grandma” to seven          celebrated the association’s 50th anniversary. Now, DMA
grandchildren. Not able to have children of her own she       is proposing several bylaws changes that will help lead this
was blessed when she married Dave who had four children       organization into the future. The most exciting proposed
and seven grandchildren. “So I get to be mom and              change deals with our association’s name. Twenty-seven years
grandma!” I asked her if she’d ever given any thought to      after the switch from HIEFSS to DMA, your board feels it’s time
other careers and she said if she’d chosen another career,    again to lead our association forward with a new name that
she would like to be a consultant and help others.            more accurately reflects the professional responsibilities and
                                                              stature of members. After 18 months of rigorous discussion,
   Keep up the good work down there in Rochester,             focus groups, and valuable feedback from members, the new
Marie! And thanks for sharing your time and thoughts on       name advanced by the board for your vote is Association	of	
DMA with us.                                                  Nutrition	and	Foodservice	Professionals	(ANFP).

    Do you have a fellow CDM member you think would               Cast your vote online by June 30 for the name change and
be great to highlight in the newsletter? Email me at hmb@     other proposed bylaws changes. The revised version of the                                              bylaws appears on the DMA website at
                                                              Also there is an article by DMA Chair Ricky Clark, CDM, CFPP,
                                ~Heidi Brandes, CDM, CFPP     who summarizes recommended revisions and provides more
                                                              background on the name change process.

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                upcoMing eVents and general info
Need Funding for DMA Events?
Apply for a DMA Foundation Scholarship
    The DMA Foundation announces the availability of several scholarships to help make attending DMA meetings and events
more affordable. Scholarships are offered for the following events and activities in 2011: the April and October Regional Meetings;
the DMA Annual Meeting; the DMA Leadership Institute; and for dietary management students. Applications and information
are available now at The scholarship application for the Regional Meeting in Indianapolis is due
March 1.

Great Prizes, Great Cause!
    Can’t attend the Annual Meeting this year? Share in the excitement and fun of the DMA Foundation’s Party with a Purpose!
Each year this event raises funds to support the DMA Foundation, including the scholarship program, which offers professional
development opportunities to members and students. If you won’t be attending the Annual Meeting but want to bid on the
wonderful donations from DMA corporate partners and chapters, view auction items and place your bid at http://auctions.

Student Membership
    For students enrolled in a dietary manager training or related program. Join as a student and enjoy DMA’s many benefits.
Take advantage of the magazine, private Web access, publication discounts, and much more! Your student membership is only
$35 for 18 months. Upon graduation you’ll receive a $10 credit towards your upgrade to Active Membership in DMA.

Change in CE hours
     The Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM) voted recently to change its policy regarding food/trade show CE Hours.
Effective June 1, 2011, the maximum number of CE hours granted for attending these shows is three per year.

Credentialing Exam Scheduled for October 29, 2011
    • 3 weeks before the exam date, examinees will receive a test site admission letter
    • ACT will mail an exam results letter to the examinee approximately 6 weeks after the exam

Exam results
    For those who sat for the March credentialing exam, ACT sent a letter with their test results to each exam candidate on
April 29.

    • 68 members passed – they are now CDMs effective March 25, 2011!

    • 434 non-members passed – they are now eligible to become CDMs! To do so, they must pay the certification fee and/or
      membership fees to become officially certified. Please go to or call 800-323-1908 to activate.
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              upcoMing eVents and general info
Annual Meeting and leadership Institute Scholarships
    The DMA Foundation announces the availability of several scholarships to help make attending DMA meetings
and events more affordable. Annual Meeting and Leadership Institute applications are due June 1 so act now!
Information is available at

Honor Someone Who Has Made a Difference!
Nominations Open for DMA’s legacy Award
    Do you know a CDM, CFPP who has made a significant and ongoing contribution to DMA, their workplace, and/
or their community? If so, nominate them for DMA’s 2011 Legacy Award! Award selection criteria include certification,
DMA involvement, workplace leadership, promotion of the CDM credential, and inspiring attitude. Nominations	
are	due	June	1. The award recipient will be recognized during the 2011 DMA Annual Meeting in Dallas. Visit www. for more information.

Keeping it Safe the HACCP Way
    DMA has a new book for your food safety toolbox! Keeping it Safe the HACCP Way includes the latest information
from the 2009 FDA Food Code, and walks you through HACCP implementation. Included are guidelines for
purchasing, employee illness reporting, bare-hand contact with RTE foods, handling fresh produce, risks associated
with serving susceptible populations, food safety guidelines for buffet service and catering functions -- and much
more. Earn 5 SAN CE. Priced at $50, Keeping it Safe the HACCP Way is available at the DMA Marketplace.

learn Abroad With the Annapurna Program
    Healthcare Caterers International is accepting applications for the second annual Annapurna Exchange. This
program gives members a unique chance to experience another culture while working in a foodservice management
environment overseas. Nine countries offer exchange options, and English is the accepted language in all locations.

   • Learn more about the Annapurna Exchange at

   • Concerned about cost? The DMA Foundation has two $1,000 scholarships available for participants. For
     scholarship funding information visit

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                                  general dMa info
DMA – Who We Are
   Dietary Managers Association (DMA) is a national not-for-profit association established in 1960 that today has
over 14,000 professionals dedicated to the mission of providing optimum nutritional care through foodservice
   DMA is the premier resource for foodservice managers, directors, and those aspiring to careers in foodservice
management. DMA achieves its mission through:
                       • Education         • Advocacy        • Networking          • Research
    DMA members work in hospitals, long-term care, schools, correctional facilities, and other non-commercial
foodservice settings. The association provides foodservice reference, publications and resources, employment services
for members, continuing education and professional development, and certification programs. DMA monitors
industry trends and legislative issues, and publishes one of the industry’s most respected magazines, Dietary Manager.

           For	more	information	about	DMA,	please	contact	Dietary	Managers	Association:
                              406 Surrey Woods Dr., St. Charles, IL 60174
                               phone: 800-323-1908, fax: 630-587-6308

DMA Member Benefits
   • Belonging to a community of like-minded professionals
   • Professional development opportunities within the industry
   • Quick access to member benefits, education, and members-only Web resources

   For further details, please visit

DMA Member Communities
    Connect with DMA members! Share ideas and ask questions of colleagues around the country. This is an online
discussion board where you can network with other members online. Post messages and questions on a secure
webpage, respond to questions from other members, share your ideas and solutions, and participate in a live chat
with your colleagues. Log on to the member community at

                                             Website Info
    Check Out the Minnesota Web Page at
   Colleen Zenk will be coordinating the updates to the web page. If you have information you would like to see on
        the web page, please send these to Colleen. (Note - her information is on the Board of Directors page.)
              or all chapter websites can be found at

                     Check out updates, events pictures, and more by clicking on the sites below:

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