Voting is Now Open in the 2020 SCA Lithuania Chapter Election

Voting is Now Open in the 2020 SCA Lithuania Chapter Election

Voting in the 2020 SCA Lituania Chapter elections is officially open. The nomination stage is closed, and the candidates listed below have accepted their nominations. If you are an SCA member based in Lithuania, cast your vote for the new committee for the SCA Romania Chapter Committee now.

Voting is open February 19-26, and the results of the election will be announced on March 4.

SCA chapter volunteers embody the values of specialty coffee by working to deliver education, events, and research to their regional communities. The Chapter personifies the vision and mission of the SCA in all activities. SCA chapter elections enable SCA members to vote and select the volunteer committee who will be leading their local Chapter’s activities for the next two years. Learn more about SCA Chapters here.

SCA members in Lithuania: Click here to cast your vote now >>

Meet the Nominees in the 2020 SCA Lithuania Chapter Elections

Nominees for National Coordinator

Nidas Kiuberis

Nominee for National Coordinator Position

Nidas started his career in coffee in 2007 by co-founding Caffeine, the biggest coffee chain in the Baltics. Since 2015 he is actively involved in the development of the SCA Lithuania community and coffee events, which led him to co-found Vilnius Coffee Festival, the leading coffee event in the region. Nidas is an experienced coffee industry professional with strong leadership and networking skills. He has established deep and longterm relationships within the Lithuanian coffee community and beyond. 


Rusne Stankeviciute

Nominee for National Coordinator Position

No bio available.


Domas Balandis

Nominee for National Coordinator Position
More than 13 years in the Lithuania coffee industry. 2008-2010 participant in the Lithuanian barista and Latte Art championships. Judged in the Lithuania Barista Championships since 2011 as a sensory and technical judge. Every year, I help with organizing the Lithuanian championships and have trained many baristas for competitions, some of them have won the championships or gotten to the finals. I always kept in touch with the Lithuanian coffee community.


Nominees for Membership/Community Coordinator

Goda Gedvilaite

Nominee for Membership/Community Coordinator

I have been working in the specialty coffee industry for almost ten years, doing all kinds of stuff during this time: being a barista, a roaster, a coach, hosting coffee cuppings and training, judging in competitions, creating coffee-related content @ohhmygoda. In short, it is the best journey of my life.


Viktorija Martinkiene

Nominee for Membership/Community Coordinator

No bio available.


Nominees for Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Diana Augūnaitė

Nominee for Marketing & Communications Coordinator

I am an experienced specialist in international communication, marketing, and project management, with the know-how of public relations and mass media, with a strong analytical and strategic background. I love being a part of unique events and projects, and no doubt, the most significant coffee festival in the Baltics – Vilnius Coffee Festival – is one of them!


Nominees for Events Coordinator

Laurynas Arlauskas

Nominee for Events Coordinator

National Lithuania Barista champion 2016 and 2017, placed 22nd and 27th in WBC. 2018 National Barista Championship technical judge. 2019 and 2020 National coffee competitions organizer.


Neringa Dapkevičienė

Nominee for Events Coordinator

I have been in the coffee industry for six years. I have gone from knowing nothing about coffee to successfully running a coffee shop. In 2016, one of my baristas became the national Latte Art champion, and we represented Lithuania in Shanghai, China. Both competitions, National and World, were the leading accelerators for me to go deeper into championships backstage. Since 2016, I’ve cooperated during the most significant coffee event in Lithuania, mainly with the judges’ team. Since 2018 I’m covering all championships from A to Z. I’m glad to join a fantastic team and make the Lithuanian coffee scene bigger and brighter.


Nominees for Education Coordinator

Akvile Armonaite

Nominee for Education Coordinator

2013 was the year when I started working with coffee, and now I still have a massive passion for everything that involves coffee. I have attended Barista camps, World of Coffee events, national championships, and I am eager to learn. I have been working with the Vilnius Coffee festival for four years, and three years in a row, I have coordinated the education space. I am happy to have an opportunity to spread the word about coffee and help to increase the knowledge of coffee in Lithuania. Coffee is about sharing, and it is about people – we have to share our knowledge to improve!

 

Ready to cast your vote?

SCA members in Lithuania: Click here to cast your vote now >>