You could just feel the positive outlook during the closing session of the IBOAI June Board meetings. The energy and enthusiasm could be felt and heard as Second and Third Generation IBOs (G2/G3) and several Amway Executives conversed with the IBOAI Board members over lunch. When IBOAI Chair, Kathy Victor, opened the session with, "We've had an incredibly productive week of meetings!", the applause confirmed her simple yet powerful statement. It also validated the respect and admiration the audience holds for Kathy's leadership and partnership.
With his usual warmth and openness, John Parker, Amway Vice President of Global Sales, commended the Board members for their service to the Business in general and their ability to check personal agendas at the door. On behalf of the Corporation, Parker expressed his appreciation for the heart the Board brings to the Business and their commitment to doing the right thing to make the Business better.
As a special treat, Vice Chair Bob Andrews, asked the G2/G3 guests to say a few words about their experience of attending Board meetings over the last few days. Bob made it clear "these young stars were not passengers, but rather, they were participants who offered real content to committee discussions."
Joe and Kelli Victor remarked on the honor and privilege it was to be invited to participate with IBO Leaders they consider their heroes. Steve Victor commented that he is filled with pride for all his parents and others have accomplished on the Board and he is "ready to pick up where his parents left off." Theo Galan, Jr. mentioned that prior to his arrival he was excited to be asked to sit in and listen, so when he was actually asked to give input, he thought it was great.
Cale and Aura Andrews expressed their gratitude in being invited to participate and be among heroes in the Business. In reflection, Aura stated it was "amazing to see all the thought and effort put into everything" and the work that gets done in collaboration. Cale added " it was also great to be with other G2 and G3 IBOs and get to know them." Dennis and Danielle Nafte felt blessed to be a part of such important meetings and believe the Board's collaborative work is a great representation of the sentiment, "Together, everyone achieves more!"
Bill Hawkins and Jody Victor, Governance and Oversight Committee, spoke eloquently of how serving on the Board provides you with an even deeper appreciation of the Business - and how significant it is to have the IBOAI working diligently on behalf of all IBOs to make this Business even stronger and better for future generations.
At the close of the final session, the new Amway Vice President of Sales in North America, Rajneesh Chopra, took a moment to tell the Board, "I am deeply impressed with what you bring to the table and what you want to achieve. We all want to see growth and I am excited to be part of it."