Board of Directors Minutes: February 1998

Board of Directors Minutes: February 1998

INTERNATIONAL BOTTLED WATER ASSOCIATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Buena Vista Palace Resort & Spa

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Friday, February 6, 1998

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

MINUTES

    1. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Kim Jeffery, The Perrier Group of America, who announced the presence of a quorum. Those present were:

 

Officers:

Kim Jeffery, Chairman

The Perrier Group of America

Peter Baker, Vice Chairman

Crystal Rock Water Co.

Jeff Vinyard, Secretary/Treasurer

Cystal Spring Bottled Water Co.

 

Directors:

Roland Bengtsson, AB Ramlosa Halsobrunn

William G. Bell, Tyler Mountain Water Co.

Harry Hersh, Suntory Water Group, Inc.

John LaPides, Snow Valley, Inc.

Charles A. Norris, McKesson Water Products Co.

Doug Oberhamer, Deep Rock Water Co.

Carl Polk, Portola Packaging Inc.

Mark Rodriguez, Great Brands of Europe, Inc.

Anthony Salamone, Sunroc Corporation

Phil Susterick, Culligan Bottled Water Co.

Mike Verrochi, Blue Hills Spring Water, Inc.

Wm. Patrick Young, Absopure Water Co., Inc.

 

Counsel/Staff

Robert P. Brady, IBWA General Counsel

Sylvia E. Swanson, IBWA President

 

    1. Approval of the Minutes

It was MOVED AND SECONDED to approve the minutes of the November 14, 1997, Board of Directors meeting. MOTION CARRIED.

 

    1. Treasurer’s Report

Secretary/Treasurer Jeff Vinyard presented the report. It was MOVED AND SECONDED to approve the Treasurer’s report. MOTION CARRIED.

 

    1. Committee Reports

 

    1. Executive Committee

Chairman Jeffery thanked the Board of Directors for their attendance and welcomed the four new members of the Board.

 

    1. Government Relations

The Government Relations Committee Chairman Jack West presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Government Relations Committee meeting held Thursday, February 5, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Technical Committee

1. Technical Committee Co-Chairman Mike Lynn presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Technical Committee meeting Wednesday, February 4, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

2. There was discussion regarding FDA’s study on the feasibility of informing consumers on the contents of bottled water. It has been recommended that a local or toll-free telephone number on product labels would be a low-cost, high-impact response to any misperception that consumers cannot easily obtain product content information. It was MOVED AND SECONDED that the following be added to the Model Code:

“In addition to the label information required under 21 C.F.R. parts 101 and 165, a product label should include a telephone number, including area code, that consumers can call to get additional information on the product.”

 

MOTION CARRIED.

    1. Supplier Committee

Supplier Committee Chairman Carl Polk presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Supplier Committee meeting Wednesday, February 4, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Awards

Awards Committee Chairman Phil Susterick presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Awards Committee meeting held Wednesday, February 4, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Communications

Communications Committee Chairman Charles A. Norris presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the committee meeting held Thursday, February 5, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. International Council

1. International Council Chairman Charles A. Norris presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the International Council meeting held Thursday, February 5, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

2. At was announced that Mr. John LaPides was selected by ballot to serve as the 1998 vice chairman of the council.

3. Previous Board action endorsed the definition for “natural mineral waters” before the Codex Alimentarius Commission as a gesture of cooperation with European mineral water producers. Since that time, there has been some question regarding European support for IBWA proposed definitions for waters other than natural mineral waters. In light of the conflict of interest, it was MOVED AND SECONDED that the IBWA Board of Directors consider rescinding their earlier endorsement of the natural mineral water definition before the Codex if European support does not conform to IBWA concerns. MOTION CARRIED by a vote of 14-1 with Mr. Bengtsson opposing.

 

    1. Membership

Membership Committee Chairman Bryan Hendrix presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Membership Committee meeting held Wednesday, February 4, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Education

Education Committee Chairman Chris Saxman presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Education Committee meeting held Wednesday, February 4, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. State Association Presidents

In the absence of the State Association Presidents Committee Chairman Malone Garrett, Chris Saxman presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the State Association Presidents Committee meeting held Thursday, February 5, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Drinking Water Research Foundation

Jack West presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Drinking Water Research Foundation Board of Trustees meeting held Wednesday, February 4, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Old Business

There was no old business before the Board.

 

    1. New Business

There was no new business before the Board.

 

    1. Adjournment

There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, it was MOVED AND SECONDED to adjourn the meeting. MOTION CARRIED.

 

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