News at a glance from the IBOAI® - your advocacy organization.
All year long, the IBOAI Board of Directors works alongside Amway North America on your behalf to make this Business the best.
This Newsletter is one way we will strive to keep in touch and inform you.
If you have any questions, please be sure to contact the IBOAI Board or staff.
It continues to be an exciting time in the Business, and your IBOAI Board is accomplishing some great things. Our March Board meetings were positive, well focused, and productive. Discussions during our committee meetings included the new Amway™ website launch, event location possibilities, Quality Assurance Standards, new products, and much more.
Throughout the week, we had plenty of discussions surrounding the 60th Anniversary of your IBOAI as well as Amway’s 60th Anniversary. We are all fortunate to be able to celebrate a solid business foundation, which remains as strong and vibrant as it did six decades ago. We also honor the visionary founders of the IBO Association and Amway Corporation. As an IBO, an IBOAI Board member, or an employee at Amway Corporation, we all share an unwavering commitment to helping people live better lives through our incredible Business.
Together, we will continue to be steadfast in our optimism, hope, unity and faith that have successfully brought us to this 60th Anniversary. We are moving strong to 100 years and beyond, and would not be where we are today without dedicated IBOs like all of you.
All the Best,
Chairman of the IBOAI
2019 March Board Meeting Notes by Committee
Awards & Recognition
- Peter Island still not ready - in discussions with Amway about alternate warm locations
- Company will continue to support “best in class” Platinum behaviors
- Current integrated business policy and the progress we have made in the last couple of years
- Improved event app experience
- Ongoing discussions on future Diamond Club and Achievers locations
Legal & Ethics
- Update on unauthorized online selling
- Exporting discussion
- Legal updates
- Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) update and discussion
- Future Approved Provider summits
- Reviewed new Amway website launching May/Canada and in July/USA
- New Amway Starter/Welcome Kit launching September 2019
- Discussed need for IBOs & Customers to set up their new Amway ID now
- Looked at options for better forecasting for new products
- Talked about ways to help with shipping for Ditto on the first orders
Marketing Advisory Committee
- Launch all sales aides for new products at same time as products
- Look at ways to notify Customers and IBOs when a TNA item is back in stock
- New Vitamin B Blister Pack
- Reviewed options for PRWs when new website launches
- Viewed next Artistry Studio line after the current Parisian line
Amazing College Scholarship Opportunity for IBOs and Children of IBOs
The Hansen/Victor/Dutt Founders Memorial Scholarship Program for 2019 is now open for applications! The Founding Families, the IBOAI®, and Amway Corp.™ are proud to subsidize the scholarship of $15,000 each for three college students. These scholarships support education as well as honor the pioneering leadership of early Amway Independent Business Owners – Fred and Bernice Hansen, and Joe and Helyne Victor and Jere and Eileen Dutt.
This generous scholarship program was specifically designed for students who exemplify Amway’s Founders’ Fundamentals. To enter, an applicant must prepare and submit an original essay that shares a personal story of leadership related to one of Amway’s Founders’ Fundamentals: Freedom, Family, Hope, and Reward. IBOs and children of IBOs only are eligible to apply through May 31, 2019.
Submit your application today or share the information with an eligible college student. Click here for scholarship application guidelines and information.
Get Connected today with a New Amway ID!
Are you ready? In a few months, Amway™ will launch a new, state-of-the-art digital platform that can be used anywhere from any device – your laptop, tablet or phone. Amway is becoming mobile-first in everything they do to enhance when, where, and how you do business.
Be prepared! Get your Amway ID now, so you can make the most of the new digital experience from day one. If you’ve already created a new ID, that’s great. If not, check out this quick step-by-step video that explains how.
Be pro-active! Encourage IBOs in your group to get their Amway ID now. Share the instructional video – and watch for additional information from Amway on the exciting, new digital platform in the days ahead.
BodyKey™ SmartLoss™ Program
Get in on the excitement around weight loss now with this new Intro Kit and jumpstart your personal weight loss. Also share the single-use pouches and powder stick samples with potential customers.
Kit includes: 16-serving canister of BodyKey by Nutrilite™ Meal Replacement Shake Mix in your choice of flavors – French Vanilla (#110964), Chocolate (#110960), or Strawberry (#110962), along with these items for personal use:
- Soothing Tulsi & Chamomile Tea
- BodyKey™ Slim Popcorn (14 single-serving bags)
- Measuring Tools and Shaker Cup
These additional items allow for sharing:
- 14 single-use pouches of BodyKey by Nutrilite™ Chocolate Meal Replacement Shake Mix
- 30 Nutrilite™ Fiber Powder Sticks
- 14 BodyKey by Nutrilite Lunch Bags
Place a single-use meal replacement shake pouch, two fiber powder sticks, and your contact information in each of the lunch bags. Share the bags with potential customers who are interested in a weight loss program.
Amway Home™ Spring Cleaning Bundle—available while supplies last!
With the Amway Home Spring Cleaning Bundle (#291413) you’ll be able to clean all around your home. Naturally. It includes:
- Dish Drops™ Dishwashing Liquid – Original Scent
- L.O.C.™ Multi-Purpose Cleaner
- Kitchen Cleaner Refill
- Scrub Buds™ Scouring Pads
- Custom Wrapped Spray Bottle
- A second Amway Home Custom Wrapped Spray Bottle for free!
(Custom wrapped spray bottles are not sold separately.)
Gotta Love Simple Mini-Catalog
The Gotta Love Simple Mini Catalog (#401895) offers the latest products and special offers while offering you the opportunity to earn more PV. The special offers are also a great way to introduce customers to Amway products.
The mini catalog also features an opportunity to win products. Each month, two winners get a product bundle worth over $1,600 in retail value, plus the PV/BV. Just add item number 118438 to every order to be entered to win. Sweepstakes runs through August 31, 2019.
Artistry Signature Select™ Masks – for Brightening, Firming, Hydrating, Polishing, and Purifying
Masks are allergy and dermatologist tested to be safe and gentle for all skin. All Artistry Signature Select™ Masks are infused with Nutrilite™-sourced botanicals, fresh fragrances, and vibrant colors and textures that enhance the look and feel of your skin.
These new Artistry Signature Select™ Masks will be available soon in a sample 10-pack as well as individual containers.
- Artistry Signature Select Mask Sample Pack (#293795)
- Artistry Signature Select Brightening Mask (#122340)
- Artistry Signature Select Firming Mask (#122341)
- Artistry Signature Select Purifying Mask (#122342)
- Artistry Signature Select Polishing Mask (#122339)
- Artistry Signature Select Hydrating Mask (#122343)
Amway’s 60th anniversary celebration (A60) is happening in May of 2019. This exclusive event will be the largest-ever global gathering of Amway’s top leaders in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the one and only Diamond Anniversary Celebration for those qualifying Diamond and above. Founders Council will meet May 16-22, Executive Diamond Club will meet May 17-22, Diamonds will meet May 18-22. For first-time Diamonds, there will be a special pre-event celebration at Amway World Headquarters from May 16-18, prior to heading to A60 in Las Vegas. Learn more.
2019 IBOAI® Board Meetings
All meetings held at the IBOAI offices, Grand Rapids, Michigan:
- June 10-13, 2019
- October 14-17, 2019
New Platinum Conferences in 2019
To celebrate new leaders as they reach their first milestone, Amway welcomes new Platinums to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. On the day of their arrival, Platinums are cordially invited to tour the IBOAI Offices in the hotel’s adjoining office building. Visiting the IBOAI offices is one of the highlights of the conference. Special guest speakers, important business updates, and a tour of the Amway World Headquarters are also featured. Three sessions are scheduled:
- June 23-26, 2019
- August 25-28, 2019
- October 20-23, 2019
Two sessions of Achievers in 2019!
Amway Achievers will be held in two identical sessions and they’ll both be in November, instead of December. Session 1 will be held November 11–15, 2019. Session 2 will follow on November 17–21, 2019.
“Since 1959 your Independent Business Owners Association has diligently worked with Amway Corporation to ensure our Business remains the world’s best. Your present Board of Directors is among the finest I have worked with in my nearly 20 years of service. Their vision, wisdom and discernment are apparent on a daily basis. They have earned my respect and I salute them.”
IBOAI Executive Committee and Hearing & Disputes Panel
ADDING VALUE–Resources to help you do business faster, easier, better!
IBOAI® in Achieve Magazine
Did you know in each Amway Achieve magazine, there’s an article from your IBOAI? You’ll find valuable information on the history of the IBOAI, the function of the IBOAI and its Board, and much more. Be sure to look for the article in the next Achieve magazine!
IBO Best Practices from IBOAI®
Did you know IBO Best Practices Messages are posted monthly at IBOAI.com? The topics are important, interesting, and varied. Learn more about promoting the benefit of becoming an IBO. Delve into social media, music/video copyrights, and unauthorized online selling. Check out this useful resource today!
Music /Video Copyright Guides for IBOs
The IBOAI® offers online Copyright Guides to help you understand the complex legal matters surrounding the use of copyrighted music or videos. Before using any online videos or favorite music at your meetings and events, be sure to review the copyright guidelines. Download these PDFs today!
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