Dear fellow chefs, colleagues, and friends,
In a few short months you will be asked to vote for the officers who will represent you in the operation of the American Culinary Federation.
For the Western Region Vice President, I would like to be your choice. As one of my supporters has stated “Your accomplishments and community involvement certainly indicate not only an interest, but you have walked the walk of professional support and commitment.” Though I have these accomplishments and involvement, it has not been easy. It has taken many years of working hard, listening to others and then committing myself to the task at hand.
I have followed the actions of the ACF for many years and have an understanding of what has been, needs to be, and could be accomplished in the near future. With the help of many of my fellow members in the Western Region we can move forward.
Though I have set forth my platform, we as Chefs and Culinarians have choices to make. To me there are many choices. Move ahead and adapt to the ever changing needs of our members, or become stagnant and remain the same. In the last few years the American Culinary Federation has moved ahead, changing its tactics in regards to its finances, using electronic media to gets its name out to the world, changing its methods and policies on certification, and much more.
To some this may seem that we are moving too fast and leaving many members behind, and to be honest in my opinion we may be, but as the “Authority on Cooking in America” we must strive to meet as many individuals’ needs as we can. There is no organization in America that is a one size fits all.
In the book on education “One Size Does Not Fit All” by Nikhil Goyal he states
“Every nine seconds, a student drops out of school. Why? For a majority, school was not relevant to them. The education system isn’t broken — it’s doing exactly what it was intended to do.”
We ACF members need to belong to a diverse organization, for the majority we need to be relevant.
WE NEED TO HAVE MEMBERS FEEL THEY BELONG!
We in the Western Region can do that.
By voting for Carlton Brooks, Western Region Vice President.
Carlton W. Brooks, CCE, CEPC, ACE
Candidate for ACF Western Region Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell Phone: 602–739-5715
Membership Dues Must be Paid by March 31 to Vote in ACF’s Elections
ACF members will vote electronically for the 2013–2015 board of directors in May 2013. To be eligible to vote, membership dues must be paid by March 31. To ensure eligibility and to receive correspondence, update your contact information, especially your email address, at www.acfchefs.org, or call (800) 624‑9458.