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Letter from The President - Cheryl Ven Den Hende

Monterrey - the natural choice
2015 DDBC President

It is my privilege to serve as President of the Dairy Deli Bakery Council (DDBC) of Southern California for 2015 and I thank you for that honor.
When the Council celebrated its 50th year anniversary nearly 5 years ago, I had the honor of organizing the Dinner/Dance. I asked our do-everything Business Manager Susan Steele for any old pictures she had so I could make a slideshow showing the DDBC through the many years. She of course had boxes and boxes of them, and I enjoyed looking through them and was really
impressed with the amount of people in attendance at those past events.
I can remember attending my first meeting and seeing the passion from the Board members and how they truly enjoyed serving. If you have not served on the Board of Directors, I highly recommend it. In the giving of my time through the years, I have learned so much and been able to be a part of something that gives back to the community through charities, scholarships, and
training. We are always looking for volunteers to help our Board members throughout the year; I encourage anyone thinking about it to contact me or Sue. I promise that it is worth the time.
Connie Thatcher and her 2014 Board did an outstanding job last year, and I promise to work hard to keep that momentum going.
To strengthen and promote the Dairy-Deli-Bakery Council by providing a forum where members can learn, build relationships and share ideas.
Thank you everyone that served, we have big shoes to fill, but we are up for the challenge.
My top priority this year will be to working to continue to grow membership, continue to increase event attendance and bring inactive members back to meetings and events. With this I feel that we can add even more value to the members and to the DDBC as a whole. Where else can you mingle with Retailers, Suppliers and Distributors all working toward the better good of the industry?
I cannot wait for everyone to see what we have in store for this year, stay tuned and we will see you at meetings and events throughout 2015.
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Current Members
2015 Board of Directors
Top Row: L-R: Connie Thatcher, Dave Mac Donald, Matt Hebert, Jim Veregge, Silvia Quiroz, Patti Winsell, Susan Steele, Bill Mackie
Front Row: L-R: Liz Wilson, Cynthia Yarak, Nancy Tyler, Cheryl Van Den Hende, Sue Bartsten, Lisa Juarez, Laura Taketomo.
Missing from Photo: Tracy Gemoll, Miriam Welch