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Sunday, March 24, 2019

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. We will e-mail you a new update each quarter.
If you have any questions, please be sure to contact the IBOAI Board or staff.


Bob Andrews

One of the greatest benefits of serving as IBOAI Chair is that I have the opportunity to meet, work with, and lend support to so many incredible people in this Business, including our dedicated friends at the Corporation.

The upbeat, productive discussions that took place during the Board committee sessions in June generated excellent ideas and solid plans for the future. Your Board and MAC mean business! - They're passionate, positive, and dedicated Leaders committed to enhancing and strengthening this Business Opportunity for you, your families, and generations to come. I am continually in awe of their hard work and impressed by their innovative ideas and smart problem-solving.

The Board's connection with the Corporation is strong and unshakable. Many Amway North America executives attended June Board meetings - ANA Managing Director Jim Ayres, Chief Marketing Officer Jackie Nickel, and Vice President of Sales Rajneesh Chopra. A very special partner, Amway President of the America Candace Matthews, spoke at the Closing Session. Each of them had a similar message: The IBO always comes first at the Corporation.

Although it may sound trite, I say it because it's absolutely true: your success in the Field is our success. The IBOAI is your voice and your support. We were founded in 1959 to fairly represent all IBOs - and that's exactly what we will continue to do - wholeheartedly. Count on us!

Thank you for all you do!

Bob Andrews

Bob Andrews


What's Happening

IBOAI® Board Meetings in June Focus on the Field, Plan for the Future

On June 30, 2016, IBOAI Vice Chair Howie Danzik opened the Closing Session of the Board Meetings with an enthusiastic welcome to the many executives present from Amway. "I feel like the who's who of Amway North America is here. This is wonderful! Howie exclaimed. Managing Director of Amway North America Jim Ayres, Chief Marketing Officer Jackie Nickel, and Vice President of Sales Rajneesh Chopra, were just a few of the many executives in attendance.

Executive Director of the IBOAI Kathy Victor, agreed with Howie, "It's a pleasure to have so many hard-working Amway partners and friends of the Field present." Then, she invited Jim Ayres to say a few words.

"There's so much positive momentum right now in North America - in the Field and at the Corporation," said Jim. "I hope you feel the momentum, too." North America is experiencing phenomenal growth - and just recorded the biggest May since 2000. "At Amway, our focus is 100% on supporting IBOs and your growth now and in the future. We want to be connected to you, learn what you do, and understand how we can help you be successful." Jim explained he is currently speaking to people in all areas of the Corporation - manufacturing, shipping, etc. - to help them understand what they do on the job impacts an IBO's business.

After expressing appreciation for the tremendous support of Jim Ayres, Rajneesh Chopra, and all of the Corporate staff who partner with the IBOAI, Kathy introduced a very special partner - Amway President of the Americas Candace Matthews. Candace remarked, "I feel the partnership between the Corporation and the IBOs of North America is strong. I hope we learn to listen, grow, and trust each other more and more." She also pointed out, "In our strategic planning, we are putting the IBO - you! - in the center of everything we do. IBOs come first - always."


June 2016 IBOAI® Board Meeting Notes

Awards & Recognition Committee

  • Reviewed 2016 NAGC experience and enhancements for future NAGC events
  • Reviewed plans for Achievers 2016 event activities, recognition and amenities
  • Discussed future Achievers events & locations
  • Collaborated with Corporation for future Emerald Growth Forums as well as Amway™ 60th Anniversary
  • Discussed messaging and branding opportunities for the re-launch of the Diamond Dreams program
  • Reviewed performance of the Fast Track program and minor changes to eligibility for qualifying

Business Operations Committee

  • Looked at website Improvements
  • Discussed making everyone "Mobile-First"
  • Continued to improve Customer Service
  • Discussed what we need to make Ditto Delivery great
  • Discussed New Partner Stores
  • Reviewed updated Resource Center on Amway™ website

Legal & Ethics Committee

  • Reviewed proposed Rules of Conduct changes and the notification process
  • Legal Updates and Conciliation Reports
  • Pushed for greater unauthorized selling vigilance
  • Reviewed an Integration request
  • Requested clarification on difference in content and implementation of Rules, Standards, Policies, Guidelines, and FAQs

MAC Board

Marketing Advisory Committee

  • Worked on details for the Truvivity by Nutrilite™ launch
  • Discussed possible new skin care line for U25
  • Discussed Holiday Specials
  • Discussed the importance today of more natural ingredients
  • XS™ Sports Nutrition launch and update on Body Key by Nutrilite™

June 2016 IBOAI Board Meeting Notes

IBOAI® Attends 15th Annual U.S. Dream Academy Gala

The U.S. Dream Academy's 15th Annual Power of a Dream welcomed hundreds of advocates, donors, fans, and honorees on Tuesday, May 3 at the Renaissance in Washington, D.C. The gala was Emceed by celebrities Tamara Tunie and Laz Alonso. This special evening was themed "Growing Dreams".

Your IBOAI Officers and several Board members enjoyed the gala in recognition and support of the U.S. Dream Academy's work and the evening's special honorees. Jody and Kathy Victor were joined by Bob and Terry Andrews, Bill and Sandy Hawkins, Shivaram Kumar and Raj Shah. Many IBOs and Amway staff were gala guests, demonstrating powerful support of U.S. Dream Academy from the Field and Corporation.

With Amway as the gala's presenting sponsor, Amway President of the Americas Candace Matthews, kicked off the event with a heartwarming greeting. She spoke of the importance of the U.S. Dream Academy's mission and Amway's unwavering support of their work.

DreamKids Choir

As always, the DreamKids musical performance was one of several highlights. Representing Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., the kids' enthusiasm, passion and talent brought the crowd to their feet.

DreamTeen Marcus Randolph delivered the keynote address, expressing gratitude for the positive impact the U.S. Dream Academy has had on his life over the past seven years. A sophomore at Digital Harbor High School, Marcus possesses a wisdom far beyond his 15 years, and powerful faith and endless hope for the future.

Wintley Phipps, Founder/President/CEO of U.S. Dream Academy, spoke briefly about the organization and its seven centers across the U.S. With pride, he shared that over 9,000 children have been helped by their after-school programs. A popular vocalist, Wintley treated the audience to an amazing musical performance.

Annual awards were presented to several deserving recipients. Deborah Roach of Philadelphia was the recipient of the Southwest Mentor of the Year Award. The Legacy Award was given to the Honorable Bobby G. Scott, Congressman from the third district of Virginia, serving his twelfth term. Congressman Scott's tireless work on behalf of children and criminal justice reform are beneficial to the Academy's mission. Jamie Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google, was honored with the President's Award, for his outstanding collaborative work with educational organizations and leaders.

The presentation of the MLK Jr. Award was an especially significant moment of the evening, for the recipient's achievements and the presenter's passionate belief in a person's ability to overcome obstacles. Jody Victor, IBOAI Governance & Oversight Chairman and U.S. Dream Academy Board member, presented this award to Jarrett M. Adams, JD. Jared is a Judicial Law Fellow in the Southern District of New York, a co-founder of Life After Justice, a re-entry specialist and strong advocate for criminal justice reform. Before his notable achievements, Adams was in the fight for his life after being wrongly convicted and sentenced to 28 years in a maximum security prison at the age of 17. Today, Jarrett is a sought-after motivational speaker. His incredible personal story is engaging and clear in its message, "Success requires you to struggle, strive, sustain, and survive."

IBOAI® Joins NFL Pro Jared Veldheer and Metro Health in Keeping the Beat

An annual event at Forest Hills Northern High School in Grand Rapids, the Jared Veldheer Football Camp for students in grades 5 through 8, raises money for the Metro Health Foundation "Keeping the Beat" program. Following tradition, the IBOAI sponsors the football camp to offer kids the opportunity to get tips and advice from a real professional, inform parents on sports injuries and heart screens, and to benefit Metro Health's program that provides free heart screens for local students. Those who registered early received a free camp T-shirt and autographed copy of Stay in the Game - Jared Veldheer's Journey to the NFL.

Keeping the Beat

As in years past, this fun, action-packed summer evening on June 28 featured a sports clinic for kids with NFL football pro, Jared Veldheer - Team Captain of the Arizona Cardinals, Hillsdale Two-time All American, and Forest Hills Northern alumnus.

Jared Veldheer spoke about fueling your mind and body as an athlete. The student campers were in awe of Jared Veldheer from the moment he came on the field and joined them in calisthenics. At 6'8" and 321 pounds, Jared's positive attitude and charisma are as powerful as his physical presence and athleticism. He encouraged the kids to work as hard as they can to reach their goals. He also reminded them, "Keep a positive attitude and realize you can't control everything so control what you can - don't get discouraged." Jared believes that good nutrition and hydration are key to a person's health and contribute to successful performance in sports. During the breaks, campers refueled with Perfect Empowered Drinking Water™ and XS™ Sports Protein Bars.

Dr. Brian J. Hinkley, a family practice specialist affiliated with Metro Health and "Keeping the Beat," spoke about the free student heart screening program for local students 12 to 18 years. Dr. Hinkley said, "To date, approximately 800 students have been screened for pre-existing conditions. We hold the screenings twice a year and during them, we provide AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) training."

The evening closed with campers participating in an invigorating game of Air Force football followed by two special treats - ice cream and the opportunity for an individual photo with Jared Veldheer.


Make your voice heard! The IBOAI® Annual Election is just around the corner. Voting opens on September 9 and closes on September 26, 2016. Qualified Platinums and above are eligible to vote. By voting, you play a significant role in the decision of who gets selected to develop the policies and procedures that help our Business Opportunity continue to be the best in the world. Watch for details on this year's candidates and how to vote at iboai.com!

The next IBOAI Board Meeting is scheduled for October 2-7, 2016 at the IBOAI offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

New Platinums' next action-packed conference is scheduled for August 22-25 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. An additional conference is scheduled for October of this year.

Reach a goal beyond Platinum, and earn an invitation to Achievers 2016 at the spectacular Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 5-9, 2016.

Dreaming of paradise? The 2017 Diamond Club will be held at the awesome Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii. Executive Diamonds arrive on February 24, Diamonds join them on February 26 to March 3, 2017.


Shivaram Kumar

"This is my third term on the IBOAI, which translates to 9 years of association with the sharpest minds in the Business. It is as fascinating as it is educational to be able to participate in the intense, energizing and fulfilling interactions with other Board members and Corporate staff. My recommendation to all IBOs is to familiarize themselves with all of the Board's accomplishments and contributions since its inception in 1959. I am grateful to be serving my second term in the Executive Committee as well. My time on the Board has enriched me with priceless information about the various moving parts that make our Business work. It has sharpened my understanding of the freedoms we have, as well as the rules and boundaries we must not cross. The IBOAI is unique not just to the North American Market, but to the entire direct selling industry."

- Shivaram Kumar, Awards & Recognition Committee and Executive Committee


New! Truvivity by Nutrilite™ Hydrating System (273016) is launching in August!

The key to supporting healthy skin is protecting and enhancing the vital moisture it needs from the inside. Truvivity by Nutrilite™ moisture-enhancing supplements are designed to work deep within to enhance and protect skin moisture to support skin elasticity and smoothness.

The Truvivity by Nutrilite™ Hydrating System includes a beauty supplement and a powder drink used together to complement your daily beauty routine and support hydrated skin from the inside.

New! Artistry® Exact Fit® Beauty Balm Perfecting Primer (118209) lets you show off your skin confidently. This innovative and ultra-sheer formula primes, perfects, and hydrates your skin. The oil-free formula allows foundation or CC Cream to blend more easily, and extends the wear of your foundation for fresh-looking skin all day long.

New! XS™ Sports Nutrition bundles, Quick Energy and Lean Muscle are designed for sports enthusiasts, everyday athletes, and fitness gurus. These exclusive bundles can be purchased at a 20% discount compared to the price of the products if bought individually. Bundles are available until June 6, 2017.

XS™ Quick Energy Bundle (274678) is great for anyone who wants the best performance from a boost of energy and focus. It includes:

  • XS™ Energy Bars - Chocolate Chip, 12 bars
  • XS™ Energy + Focus Dietary Supplement, 60 ct.

XS™ Lean Muscle Bundle (274681) helps retain and rebuild lean muscle mass after every workout. It includes:

  • XS™ Sports Protein Bars - Chocolate Peanut Butter, 12 bars
  • Nutrilite® Lean Muscle Dietary Supplement,180 softgels
  • XS™ Sports Protein Shake - Rich Chocolate, 12 shakes

Products may differ by market. Be sure to check the Amway site for products in your country.

ADDING VALUE - Resources to help you do business faster, easier, better!

The updated Switch, Share, Duplicate tool in the Amway™ App now includes XS™ Sports Nutrition products. Download or update the Amway™ App now at the App Store or Google Play.

The Amway™ App is your go-to mobile source for monitoring your business. It's easy to use and specifically designed to help you:

  • Manage your business on the go.
  • Check PV/BV status.
  • Register new IBOs and customers.
  • View downline volume.
  • Shop for products.
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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