Recognition and Gratitude Plentiful at October Board Meeting
Your IBOAI Board works in partnership with Amway Corporation to ensure the products and programs offered through this Business are the best they can be for IBOs now and in the future. This requires an unwavering commitment and steadfast faith in the Business, consistently demonstrated throughout the year by your IBOAI Board members.
During the collaborative sessions held at the IBOAI offices the first full week of October, Corporate staff joined the IBOAI Committee meetings to discuss top priorities. At the Closing Session on Thursday, October 9, the valuable contribution of exiting Board members was applauded, the amazing leadership was honored, and appreciation for past accomplishments and future endeavors celebrated.
Retiring Board members who will serve until the end of the 2014 - Steve Woods, Greg Francis and Ignacio Alvarez - were honored for their service. MAC member, Marybeth Markewicz, described by Terry Andrews as "a fabulous person" who's thoughtful and considered comments are always well received. Additionally, three special people were awarded for their inspiring leadership and passionate commitment to the Business and IBOs.
The Jere Dutt Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to a surprised Theron Nelsen, who was invited with his wife, Darlene, to attend the meetings as a former IBOAI Board Member. Bill Hawkins expressed appreciation and respect for a man with "a fabulous sense of humor, a great love for people, and amazing leadership even through tough times." Jody Victor said, "We're proud to present this award to Theron. He is truly a man of his word!"
The Fred Hansen Spirt Award was given to Monica Stitt, Director of Customer Service, Amway North America, by IBOAI Chairman, Kathy Victor. "Fred Hansen was always 100% in and always got things done. Monica Stitt embodies that same spirit," Kathy commented. "She goes above and beyond. Monica always follows through and has made a huge difference in the Customer Service department."
Vice Chairman Bob Andrews had the honor of presenting the Joe Victor Leadership Award to the individual who, like Jody Victor's father, Joe, is "held in the highest esteem by the Board and the Governance & Oversight Committee." As Bob chronicled Joe Victor's attributes, he pointed out the recipient of this award holds the same attributes. "Love of family. Love of Country. Passion for the Amway Business and defender of free enterprise. A leader who speaks from his heart for what he believes in and is loved by all." Former IBOAI Chairman Steve Woods gratefully accepted this prestigious award, commenting on how much it meant to be honored for his dedication.
Before the meeting came to a close, Bill Hawkins and Bob Andrews remarked on Kathy Victor's exemplary service over the last three years as Chairman of the IBOAI Board. "She is a master at multitasking, extremely well organized, and someone we marvel at, appreciate and love," exclaimed Bill. "She'll continue as Chairman until the end of the year, but we felt it was important to give her this well-deserved award today." Surprised and delighted, Kathy expressed her appreciation to all, but especially her husband and partner, Jody Victor. "All I learned about leadership was from Jody. He has helped me become the person I am today. You're an incredible group of people and together, I think we've made a difference. Thank you."
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