NAEGA’s Board of Directors met on Wednesday, October 17 in Portland, OR to discuss ongoing business, budget revisions, reports from staff, Committees and long-time legal counsel Marc Fleischaker.
The Board determined that NAEGA Dues and Fees will be unchanged for 2017. Members and Associates will be invoiced in early January so that a final 2017 budget can be approved at the upcoming March 20 NAEGA meetings in New Orleans.
Marc reported on his extensive work on our behalf of NAEGA and made us aware he will be transitioning his practice, resulting in a need for NAEGA to revise its approach to legal services. Please join the NAEGA Board and Staff in thanking Marc for his service and dedication to our interests!
The Board also approved the meeting minutes of the March 14 Board of Directors meeting in Coronado, CA, updated the NAEGA Directory, and approved NAEGA operating policies and procedures. Considerable advice was provided to staff regarding NAEGA international programs including recommendations for changes to the International Grain Trade Coalition business plan. Coronado minutes, including draft members meeting minutes’ subject to approval at the next meeting of Members, can be found here. A copy of the most recent directory can be found here, please let us know of any needed changes! NAEGA operating policies and procedures, including procurement, fraud prevention, senior advisor operating protocols, document retention and destruction, whistleblower and antitrust, can be found here. Gary will be presenting a revised IGTC Business Plan at next week’s IGTC meetings in Geneva, Switzerland.
A copy of the minutes and a further report on actions from the October 17 meeting will be available soon.