Board of Directors Minutes: October 1998

Board of Directors Minutes: October 1998

INTERNATIONAL BOTTLED WATER ASSOCIATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Colorado Conventions Center

Denver, Colorado

Friday, October 23, 1998

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

Crystal Spring Bottled Water Co.

John LaPides, Past Chairman

Snow Valley, Inc.

 

Directors:

William G. Bell, Tyler Mountain Water Co.

Roland Bengtsson, AB Ramlosa Halsobrunn

James J. Land, Jr., Wissahickon Spring Water, 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.

B. Joseph Rokus, Reid Plastics, 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.

 

Director Emeritus

Dr. Rak Panyarachun, North Star, Plc.

 

Staff/Counsel

Sylvia E. Swanson, IBWA President

Robert P. Brady, IBWA General Counsel

 

    1. Approval of the Minutes

It was MOVED AND SECONDED to approve the minutes of the June 12, 1998, Board of Directors meeting. MOTION CARRIED. Chairman Jeffery welcomed Jesus Perez Diaz of GISEMES-UNESEM who provided an update of the European mineral water industry.

 

    1. Treasurer’s Report

Secretary/Treasurer Jeff Vinyard presented the 1999 budget. Any substantive changes required as a result of the advertising program will be submitted for Board approval in January. It was MOVED AND SECONDED to approve the Treasurer’s report. MOTION CARRIED.

 

    1. Committee Reports
    1. Executive Committee

Chairman Jeffery reported that the Executive Committee met with the International Chapters to discuss the differences of opinion regarding organization.

    1. Technical Committee

Technical Committee Co-Chairman Mike Lynn presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Technical Committee meeting Wednesday, October 21, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

    1. Government Relations

The Government Relations Committee Chairman Jack West, U.S. Filter Corp., presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Government Relations Committee meeting held Thursday, October 22, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

    1. Communications

1) Communications Committee Chairman Charles A. Norris presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the committee meeting held Wednesday, October 21, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

2) In order to implement a meaningful advertising campaign, it was necessary to move funding from the public relations budget to the product positioning program. However, the budget for public relations was viewed as inadequate for the PR programs that are supportive of the positioning campaign. It was MOVED AND SECONDED to increase the FY 1999 public relations budget from $150,000 to $250,000, contingent upon the 1998 year end audit. MOTION CARRIED.

 

    1. International Council

International Council Chairman Charles A. Norris presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the International Council meeting held Thursday, October 22, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Supplier Committee

Supplier Committee Chairman Carl Polk presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Supplier Committee meeting Wednesday, October 21, 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, October 21, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Membership

In the absence of Membership Committee Chairman Bryan Hendrix, Georgia Crown Distributing, Mr. Bell, the incoming chairman, presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Membership Committee meeting held Wednesday, October 21, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Education

Education Committee Chairman Chris Saxman, Shenandoah Valley Water Co., presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Education Committee meeting held Wednesday, October 21, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. State Association Presidents

A copy of the minutes of the State Association Presidents Committee meeting held Thursday, October 22, 1998 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Drinking Water Research Foundation

Mr. West presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Drinking Water Research Foundation Board of Trustees meeting held Wednesday, October 21, 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

It was suggested that IBWA consider awarding more CEU credits to both IBWA and non-IBWA programs, even if it were only a fraction of one credit. This would enable members more opportunity to comply with the certified plant operator requirement. The recommendation was referred to the Education Committee for future consideration.

 

    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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