2012 Board Meetings

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September 16, 2012
Walt Disney World Swan Resort – Eagle Meeting Room
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Participants

PRESIDING:

Chris McCarty, President

OFFICERS:

John P. Green, 1st Vice President; Tom Wujek, 2nd Vice President and Program Committee Chair; John Shelton, Secretary/Treasurer;

DIRECTORS:

John Grasmeyer, James Hill, Kip Kerby, Scott Phillips, Linda Saunders, Roberta Scott, Doug Turk,

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Michael Cremeens, Education/Technical; Bill Hornsby, Marketing; Tom Pientok, Membership; Jeff Leach, Products & Services

GUESTS:

Brian Schachner, Glen Siemer, Incoming Directors; René Morf, Historian

Summarized Key Points
  • Recorded Lightweight Technical Seminar content being prepared for online use by members
  • Education/Technical Committee members selected for balance between Heavyweight and Lightweight
  • Engineering Manual being restructured to focus on Heavyweight
  • The Marketing Committee monitoring web traffic and adding enhancements to increase volume of use
  • Accumulated and outdated inventory from storage was sold onsite at Convention
  • Staples office supply company discount added to the P.A.S.S. Program
  • Pursuit of a joint venture with the National Association of Hose and Accessories Distribution (NAHAD) ceased

 

June 15, 2012
Via Teleconference

Participants

PRESIDING:

Chris McCarty, President

OFFICERS:

John P. Green, 1st Vice President; Tom Wujek, 2nd Vice President and Program Committee Chair; John Shelton, Secretary/Treasurer; Michael Labbé, Immediate Past President

DIRECTORS:

John Grasmeyer, James Hill, Kip Kerby, Scott Phillips, Linda Saunders, Roberta Scott

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Michael Cremeens, Education/Technical; Bill Hornsby, Marketing; Tom Pientok, Membership; Jeff Leach, Products & Services

GUEST:

René Morf, Historian

Summarized Key Points
  • Meeting was held via teleconference for the first time in NIBA history
  • Maturing financial investments will be structured into a rotating ladder of maturity dates
  • 2011 year-end audit findings were reviewed, NIBA remains in strong financial position
  • Tailored landing pages on NIBA’s web site were created for visitors specifically interested in Lightweight (bakery), Heavyweight (mining) and NIBA Membership (non-members)
  • Marketing Committee will showcase membership benefits in a booth onsite at the Convention
  • It was approved to grant Honorary Membership Status to Roy Campen
  • The Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Washington was contracted for the 2014 Annual Convention to be held September 24-27, 2014
  • The 2013 Slate of Officers was approved for presentation to membership

January 15, 2012
Walt Disney World Swan Resort – Peacock Meeting Room
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Participants

PRESIDING:

Chris McCarty, President

OFFICERS:

John P. Green, 1st Vice President; Tom Wujek, 2nd Vice President and Program Committee Chair; John Shelton, Secretary/Treasurer

DIRECTORS:

John Grasmeyer, Kip Kerby, Scott Phillips, Linda Saunders, Roberta Scott, Doug Turk

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Michael Cremeens, Education/Technical; Bill Hornsby, Marketing; Tom Pientok, Membership; Jeff Leach, Products & Services

GUEST:

René Morf, Historian

Summarized Key Points
  • Multi-tiered access to the NIBA web site approved
  • Taskforce created to separate Heavyweight and Lightweight material in Engineering Manual
  • Recorded 3T Heavyweight Technical Seminar content being prepared for online use by members
  • Social media involvement begins with establishment of Facebook and LinkedIn accounts
  • Conversion of the Belt Line to an electronic format approved
  • “Proud Member” promotional campaign begins encouraging use of logo by members
  • Scholarship review process to become paperless in 2012
  • The Board of Directors supports the Program Committees plans to have a family focus at the 2013 Convention
  • Starting in 2011 a fixed point in time will be selected for web site content to be preserved