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 8-9, 2017

ACTION: As requested

Register Form – Click here

Tentative Schedule – Click Here

The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) quarterly meetings:
Dates – November 8-9
Location – Renaissance Airport Hotel
9801 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63134

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,
  4. A special event is being planned for Wednesday. The Pesticide Waste Management Seminar is planned for Wednesday by the D&E Committee starting at 9:00 am. The seminar will focus on the disposal of unsaleable pesticide product in distribution.
  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 $175 and includes the $50 meeting fee. The room block is open thru October 16, 2017.
  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, 2017 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 8, 2017 – Committee Meetings

8:30am – 3:45pm
9:00am – Noon
Pesticide Waste Management Seminar hosted by (D&E) Committee
11:30am – 1:00pm
1:30pm – 4:30pm Annual Meeting Committee
1:00pm – 4:30pm
Pesticide Waste Management Seminar hosted by (D&E) Committee
1:30pm – 4:30pm Industry Communications and C.A.N. Steering Committee
1:30pm – 4:30pm Production & Environmental Stewardship (PES) Committee
4:30pm – 6:30pm
D&E Committee


Thursday, November 9, 2017 – Board Meeting

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

A. Call to Order & Introductions – Gunther Kreps, President

B. Review of “Antitrust & Fair Trade Practice Guidelines” – Kreps

  • Barbara Dunn O’Neal – Legal Counsel

C. Secretary’s Report – Tim Riley, Secretary

D. Treasurer’s Report – Tim Riley, Treasurer

E. Committee Reports

  • Executive Committee – Paul Edsten, Vice Chair
  • Annual Meeting Committee – Don Bradley, Chair
  • Distribution & Environment Committee – Lindsey Jackson, Chair
  • Pesticide Waste Management Seminar – Lindsey Jackson
  • Production & Environmental Stewardship Committee – Tom Schaefer, Chair
  • Industry Communications Committee – Jay Morris, Chair
  • Membership Update – Rick Welder
    • Membership application(s) –
    • 2019 Dues Structure
  • Young Leader Scholarship Program –
  • 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 – Paul Edsten, Chair

I. New Business

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

J. Adjourn