CACC Updates

Dear Members, Colleagues, and Friends,

The CACC is back in action!  I hope you had a fantastic summer and I’m glad to be writing to you about a few noteworthy recent and upcoming CACC activities.

For one, I am now managing things at the CACC on a part-time basis, and I am happy to announce that the planning phase for our next (and long-awaited) in-person event has begun. Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 22 for the 23rd Annual Friend of Chile Awards Luncheon.  We are now collecting nominations for the Friend of Chile Award and the Albert S. Marulli Lifetime Achievement Award.  Please send all nominations to me, [email protected], by Friday, September 23.  A full list of past honorees can be found on our website.

As you may have heard, Chile recently welcomed an impressive delegation of CACC Board Members. Miriam Borja-Fisher, Treasurer, Lisa Himber, Board Member, and John Ercolani, Board Member, were proud to represent the CACC on a trip to Chile this past August organized by Western Fumigation. The group participated in a meeting hosted by Western Fumigation for Chilean growers and exporters, congratulated Ronald Bown, ASOEX Chairman, on his retirement and presented him with an award of achievement, and met with numerous stakeholders and CACC partners. More details on the productive trip are outlined in an article on  Click here to view more photos from the trip. Below are photos from the trip:

If you haven’t already RSVP’d to participate in the Chilean Fruit Working Group in partnership with the Maritime Exchange, please email Rob Wurtenberg by September 30.  An informal meet and greet is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18 from 10:00 to 10:30 am followed by a full meeting tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 10 at 10:00 am.

Lastly, membership invoices were mailed out last month.  If you haven’t received yours or have any questions regarding payment, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.  As a reminder, all membership dues invoices can be paid by credit card at this link.

I look forward to building upon the trade mission’s momentum and strengthening the Chile-Delaware River relationship even further.

Best wishes,


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