TO:  MACA Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Member Companies, State Associations, Committee Chairs/Vice-Chairs, Consultants, Committee Members

FROM: Bonnie McCarvel, Executive Director

RE: Quarterly Meetings – November 7-8, 2018

ACTION: As requested

Register Form – Click here

Tentative Schedule – Click Here

The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) quarterly meetings:
Dates – November 7-8, 2018
Location – Renaissance Airport Hotel, St. Louis, MO

To participate please do the following:

  1. Register for the meeting by completing the form below.
  2. The committee meetings will be held Wednesday.
  3. Join the group for lunch starting at noon, followed by a special program at 12:30 pm.
  4. The off-site event will be a trip to the new TopGolf site in St. Louis.  Cost for this is $78 and includes golf, dinner and transportation.
  5. The board meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday morning and will conclude by 11:00.  Please plan your departures after that time.
  6. Please extend a personal invite to someone from your company or someone you know in the industry to attend the MACA meetings on Wednesday.
  7. Reserve a room at the hotel by calling Marriott Reservation at 1-800-468-3571 or 314-429-1100.  Be sure and say you are attending the MACA meeting to get into the room block.  The room rate is $200 and includes the $50 meeting fee.  The room block is open thru October 15, 2018.
  8. In an effort to control costs, there is a charge of $50 per person to defray meeting costs and is included in your hotel room rate – if you are staying at the hotel.  Otherwise MACA will invoice you following the meeting.  (Cancellations must be received in writing by 5:00 pm October 31, 2018 in order to receive a refund. If a person registers, but does not give proper cancellation notice, the person will be billed accordingly.)

See you in St. Louis!


Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – Committee Meetings

8:30am – 3:45pm
7:30am – 9:30am
Long Range Planning Meeting
9:00am – Noon
Distribution & Environment (D&E)Committee
9:30am – Noon
Executive Committee
Noon – 1:30pm
1:45pm – 4:45pm Annual Meeting Committee
1:45pm – 4:45pm Distribution & Environment (D&E) Committee
1:45pm – 4:45pm Industry Communications and C.A.N. Steering Committee
1:45pm – 4:45pm Production & Environmental Stewardship (PES) Committee
5:00pm – 9:00pm Off-Site event – TopGolf

Thursday, November 8, 2018 – Board Meeting

7:00am – 7:30am
Breakfast Buffet
7:30am – 11:00am
MACA Board Meeting

A. Call to Order & Introductions – Paul Edsten, President

B. Review of “Antitrust & Fair Trade Practice Guidelines” – Paul Edsten, President

  • Barbara Dunn O’Neal – Legal Counsel

C. Secretary’s Report – Rick Welder, Secretary

D. Treasurer’s Report – Rick Welder, Treasurer

E. Committee Reports

  • Executive Committee – Tim Riley, Vice Chair
  • Annual Meeting Committee – Don Bradley, Chair
  • Distribution & Environment Committee – Lindsey Jackson, Chair
  • Production & Environmental Stewardship Committee – , Chair
  • Industry Communications Committee – , Chair
  • Membership Update – Rick Welder
    • Membership application(s) –
  • Young Leader Scholarship Program – Jaime Yanes & Rodney Schmidt
  • CropLife Ambassador Network (CAN) – Michelle Kilper, Coordinator

F. State Association Update – Randy Stookey

G. Executive Director Update – Bonnie McCarvel

H. Old Business

  • Long Range Plan – Tim Riley, Chair

I. New Business

  • Select CPA
  • Set meeting dates for 2019
  • Goals/Budget
  • Next Meeting – Next Meeting – February ___, 2018

J. Adjourn