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THANK YOU!
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TEAMWORK
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Outline
  • Finance - David Walker
  • Audit Committee - Britt Lovin
  • Dues Task Force - Lloyd Robinson
  • GAWDA U Online - Kent Van Amburg
  • Young Executives - Richelle Smith-Brecht

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Financial Overview
  • Audit Results
  • Strong Balance Sheet
  • Reserves
  • Revenues

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Financial Overview
  • Fiscal Year To Date
  • Change To Calendar Year
  • Consolidation
  • Consultant Savings

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Definition of Audit
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  • Began as part of the Strategic Plan with Boardin
    Phoenix, May 2007
  • Adopted by full Board September 2007
  • Last audit was done 2001
  • Formed Task Force (Britt, Jenny, David, Jack,
    Phil)
  • Board set as formal committee in Chicago 2008
  • Members are President-Elect, 1st Vice President,
    Treasurer, At-Large Distributor and At-Large
    Supplier

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  • 4 areas to evaluate
  • Consultants not under contract /or contract out
    of date
  • Consultants
  • Dues Structure
  • Budgeting Process
  • Association Management
  • Fact driven
  • Business approach

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Oversight of Financial and Contractual Issues
1. Consultant Revamping a. Evaluation 457
responses to survey Purpose of member survey was
to assess use, satisfaction, and importance of
consultants b. Surveyed 3 Groups 1. GAWDA
membership 2. Other associations 3.
Consultants Many associations eliminated their
consultants
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Survey of Members - Outside Firm
  • Utilization by Members
  • 2/3 of members utilized consultants
  • 88 distributors have a need for safety/dot
  • 49 distributors indicated consultants as
    primary reason for membership
  • Mike Dodd most used by members
  • Perceived Performance
  • Mike Dodd scored highest

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Internal - Committee Members
  • Survey Results
  • Breakdown
  • Distributors 299 / 65
  • Suppliers 158 / 35
  • Categories
  • Distributors Suppliers
  • 3mlt 10 3mlt 12
  • 3-25m 31 3-25m 10
  • gt25m 23 gt25m 11
  • Join Date
  • 1960 Before 23
  • 1961 to 1989 51
  • 1990 to 2007 23

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Internal - Committee Members
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  • Financial Considerations
  • 2005 cost 334,259
  • 2006 cost 450,242
  • 2007 cost 400,177
  • 2008 cost 368,569 projected
  • 2009 cost 267,000 budget
  • One year terms (1st year hybrid) (2009)

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Internal - Committee Members
  • .
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  • Discussions with Consultants
  • Told them what we were doing
  • QA individually and together
  • Defined scope of services
  • Contracting
  • 1. Requests for Proposals
  • Ask each to submit proposals based on
    scope of services
  • 2. Evaluation of Alternatives
  • Committee calls
  • Phone calls to each consultant with Q A
  • Offers and counter offers
  • Clarification of offers

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Internal - Committee Members
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  • Discussions with Consultants (cont.)
  • Outcomes
  • 1. Rick Schweitzer Government Affairs/HR
  • 2. Mike Dodd DOT/Safety
  • 3. Tom Badstubner - FDA/Medical
  • 4. TAP Resources - Operations
  • 5. David Irving - Insurance
  • 6. Mike Degan Fumes
  • 7. Joe Ellers - Sales

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Summary
  • Cost Savings
  • 2007/08 31,608
  • 2008/09 101,569
  • Self perpetuating
  • Assigned to a committee
  • Must report contacts under uniform reporting
    system
  • One year contracts
  • Through This We Will Be a Better Association
  • Q A 130 to 230 in Imperial Ballroom
    H I

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WINSTON CHURCHILL
  • CHANGE IS THE PRICE OF SURVIVAL

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Equity and Fairness
  • Significant member concern
  • Will increase in consolidation effect benefits?
  • Are mega distributors paying fair share?
  • Should number of categories be changed?

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Equity and Fairness
  • 80 of members below 10M
  • 100M members not paying fair share
  • Handling Dual Members (Distributor/Supplier)
  • Equity of base dues for suppliers

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Maintain Revenue
  • Insures viability of GAWDA
  • Maintain revenue with additional consolidations
  • Distributor Programs-Consultants, GAWDA-U
  • Strong and successful regional meetings
  • Supplier Programs-Contact Booths at meetings
  • Supplier access to membership and networking

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Proposed Changes
  • Change from fiscal to calendar year
  • 14 months for price of 12 in 2009
  • Across the board percentage increase

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Proposed Changes
  • Distributor side change from 10-18 levels
  • Smaller distributors between 2-5 increase
  • 30 increase for distributors over 100M

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Proposed Changes
  • Supplier side floor for access/participation
  • Supplier side less than 5M --1500/yr
  • Supplier side change from 10-15 categories

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AWISCO gets 28 increase to show fairness
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In Conclusion
  • Sustained Benefits
  • Organizational Success
  • Mutual Support

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GAWDA University On-line
Companies that have signed training agreement
6 total
  • Butler Gas
  • General Distributing Company
  • Toll Company
  • Welders Supply Company of Louisville
  • Scott Gross Company
  • AWISCO

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GAWDA University On-line
Employee Users to date 40 Companies testing
program more than 30 Updated the GAWDA U
Brochure to include the 27 current courses and 16
future course offerings.
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GAWDA University On-line
  • Contact Kate Cole at Headquarters
  • Introductory webinar with Norco
  • Receive temporary access to explore program
  • Sign training agreement with GAWDA
  • Managers receive training from Norco on accessing
    curricula and maintaining online accounts of
    employees training
  • GAWDA will bill you quarterly based on usage

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Program Goal
  • To provide young executives
  • Educational programming
  • Networking opportunities
  • Develop skills and knowledge of the industry

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Program Eligibility
  • 45 years of age or less
  • Employed by GAWDA member company
  • Excited about gases and welding industry
  • Seeking ways to develop personally
    professionally

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How Do I Join?
  • Complete an application at www.GAWDA.ORG
  • Provide a letter of reference

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What Does YE Offer?
  • Educational sessions at each SMC and annual
    conventions
  • Networking events at all conferences
  • Scholarships to University of Industrial
    Distribution
  • Scholarships to many other programs
  • Annual YE Retreat
  • GAWDA Edge

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Educational Sessions
  • SMC- Chicago, Il March 21-24
  • HR Committee presentation on wage and hour
    compliance
  • SMC- Asheville, NC April 21-24
  • Young Execs social event/ Tour of Biltmore
    estate
  • Workshops by Horton Group

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Young Distribution Professionals Conference
  • 2008 Eaglewood Resort and Spa Itasca, IL Aug
    3-6
  • Golf Outing
  • Networking
  • 9 speakers
  • Attended by 75 people from 40 different
    distributor associations
  • GAWDA gave scholarships to 5 member company
    associates

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GAWDA Edge is a publication designed for young
professionals to help them grow their careers in
the gases and welding industry.
  • Network online
  • Ask questions of peers
  • Learn about the industry
  • Opportunities for young execs to share with
    articles.
  • 5700 copies sent out electronically each month
  • www.gawdaedge.org

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Young Executives Volleyball and Beach Party
Celebrate the end of summer with your GAWDA
friends. Enjoy a summertime barbeque, sun, sand
and fun while challenging your colleagues to a
game of volleyball. Thursday September 25th
1000am -100pm at West Beach.
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