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Meeting Committee Conference Call Minutes – May 24, 2011

Conference Call
1:00 PM EDT
May 24, 2011
Committee Members Present
Charles B. Stout, Milner Milling/PFM, Meeting Committee Chairman
D. Ford Mennel, The Mennel Milling Company
Samuel H. Rogers III, Wilkins Rogers Mills
John A. Didion, Didion Milling, Inc.
James M. Meyer, Italgrani, U.S.A., Inc.
Committee Members Not Present
Vernon D. Grizzard, Jr., Southeastern Mills, Inc.
Beth M. Holzman, Archer Daniels Midland Company
R. Don Sullins, ADM Milling Company
Howdy S. Holmes, “JIFFY” Mixes
NAMA Staff
Terri Long, NAMA, Director of Communication/Meetings
                                                                               
  1. Call to Order and Introductions
    Chairman Charlie Stout called the meeting of the Meeting Committee to order at 1:05 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Attendees made self-introductions.
  2. Meeting Location for the 2013 and 2014 Annual Meetings
    Ms. Long reviewed the policy of the association to hold the Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in the years immediately following election years. The Committee agreed NAMA should contract the Sofitel Lafayette Square Hotel for the 2013 Annual Meeting.

    After some discussion, Ms. Long was directed by the Committee to pursue the Greenbrier Hotel & Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV and the Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas for the 2014 Annual Meeting and report back results.

  3. Speaker Program for the 2011 Annual Meeting
    Committee members agreed to email to Ms. Long ideas for speakers for the 2011 Annual Meeting. Ms. Long offered to consult with NAMA staff on speaker ideas and share with the Committee for feedback.

    Mr. Holmes followed up with a phone call recommending Ann Kinkade, president, Family Enterprise USA, as a speaker.

    Mr. Meyer followed up with an email recommending a presentation about labor relations (NLRB issues, card check legislation, other issues as well) and a presentation about health care legislation (impact of Obama Care on company medical plans).

Respectfully submitted,

Terri Long, Director of Communications/Meetings

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