2011 Board Meetings

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October 2, 2011
J.W. Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa – Andalucia Meeting Room
Summerlin, NV

Participants

PRESIDING:

Michael Labbé, President

OFFICERS:

Chris McCarty, 1st Vice President; John P. Green, 2nd Vice President  and Program Committee Chair; Tom Wujek, Secretary/Treasurer; and Don Garner, Immediate Past President

DIRECTORS:

John Grasmeyer, James Hill, Kip Kerby, Barry McKinnis, Linda Saunders, John Shelton, Doug Turk

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Bill Hornsby, Marketing; Tom Pientok, Membership; Jeff Leach, Products & Services

GUESTS:

Mike Cremeens, Incoming Education/Technical Committee Chair;  Scott Phillips, Incoming Director; René Morf, Historian

Summarized Key Points
  • Marketing Committee identified two target market segments on which to focus: Lightweight (bakery) and Heavyweight (mining)
  • An increase to membership dues was approved
  • Membership Committee recommends addition of Trading Company membership category
  • Historian created digital photo story board for display at Conventions
  • Contributions were collected for the children of Russ Agnes

 

June 18, 2011
Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel – Rosemont 1 Mtg Room
Rosemont, IL

Participants

PRESIDING:

Michael Labbé, President

OFFICERS:

Chris McCarty, 1st Vice President; John P. Green, 2nd Vice President  and Program Committee Chair; Tom Wujek, Secretary/Treasurer; and Don Garner, Immediate Past President

DIRECTORS:

John Grasmeyer, Jim Hill, Kip Kerby, John Shelton, Doug Turk

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

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

GUEST:

René Morf, Historian

Summarized Key Points
  • 2010 year-end audit findings were reviewed, NIBA remains in strong financial position
  • Fund requests were approved for Committee work on capturing Lightweight training seminar content, and conversion of previously captured content from Heavyweight Spicing and 3T Heavyweight seminars
  • 80% of Manufacturer member companies have committed to support the Education/Technical Committee’s future project work
  • Organization and pricing established for NIBA’s first online training offering
  • Phase One of the new NIBA web site has completed
  • The Belting Basics workbook, and the two powerpoint presentation CDs for Heavyweight and Lightweight presentations have been converted to Spanish
  • Regular electronic correspondence with members established: NIBA Newsblast
  • More focus turned towards monitoring activity among other organizations and companies on a global basis
  • Contract approved with BizLibrary to offer general business trainings online to NIBA members at a discount
  • Registered trademark finalized for NIBA acronym and logo
  • 2012 Slate of Officers was approved for presentation to membership

January 9, 2011
J.W. Marriott Las Vegas – Suite #6200/Palms Tower
Summerlin, NV

Participants

PRESIDING:

Michael Labbé, President

OFFICERS:

Chris McCarty, 1st Vice President; John P. Green, 2nd Vice President and Program Committee Chair; Tom Wujek, Secretary/Treasurer; and Don Garner, Immediate Past President

DIRECTORS:

John Grasmeyer, James Hill, Kip Kerby, Linda Saunders, John Shelton, and Doug Turk

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Galen Knight, Education/Technical; Bill Hornsby, Marketing; Tom Pientok, Membership

GUEST:

René Morf, Historian

Summarized Key Points
  • Fund request approved for Committee work on capturing 3T Heavyweight seminar
  • The Ray Snow Scholarship was renamed the NIBA Presidential Scholarship
  • Additional levels of recognition were added to the President’s Club in the form of Diamond, Emerald and Ruby Gems
  • Historian reported on the research to develop a history web site to preserve NIBA’s activity
  • Consideration of collaboration with the National Association of Hose and Accessories Distribution (NAHAD) being researched