South Atlantic Bottled Water Association

SABWA Annual Spring Board Meeting 

Friday April 22, 2016

Flat Rock, NC


SABWA President Rick Stewart called meeting to order.

Secretary’s report: minutes from last year’s meeting and conference call were reviewed.

Treasurer’s report: financial reports were presented and approved. Total in savings March 31 $43,503.79. Checking April 20th $101,857.42. 


Old Business:

- The SABWA website has been set up and will be updated as needed. It was decided that PayPal is not a good option for us as it is too costly. We will continue to offer payment by credit card through Grand Springs as they have provided that service in the past at no cost.


- New members campaign had some positive response. Three prospective members indicated they would be joining and one actually has but was unable to attend. We would like to add a member to the Board that focuses on new members.


- Attendance: supplier attendance is down this year. We need to push for both member and suppliers. Rick would like to ask Scott Kuehn and another suggestion was Mitch Turnipseed.


- Next year's meeting will beat this same location unless there are any requests to move elsewhere.Meeting dates for 2017:  April 20-21-22 (Easter April 16). No CPO testing will be offered.

 - Board of Directors: Rick will try to find a Secretary as a replacement for Kari.

 - Point out FSMA 2017 rules that are coming.

New business:

If you get a new company to sign up and pay membership, you get $100 refund on your registration (for each company/supplier that were not members in 2016).


Fall Education:

It is set up with Chris Dunn to do the 2nd session of the four-part FSMA update. SABWA will cover Chris’s cost so all you will need to do is register. Do you have friends in the industry that aren’t members? They will be allowed to attend for no cost as well. This is a one-time offer to help educate bottlers and also try and get interest in the association. The date has been scheduled for Saturday, September 24. The location has not been determined.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Secretary: Kari Mondt


           SABWA Annual Spring Board Meeting 

           2016 Highland Lake Inn and Resort

              86 Lily Pad Lane

                Flat Rock NC


Agenda for April 21st 22nd and 23rd



6:00 pm                                 Welcome Reception and Golf pairings



7:30 am                                 SABWA Annual Golf Tournament

12:00 pm                               Board Meeting 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm           Jason Roberts- Getting Ready for your plant inspection 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm           Vendor Set Up 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm           Table Top Trade Show



7:00 am until 8:00 am           Continental   Breakfast

8:00 am until 8:20 am           General Business Meeting

8:20 am until 12:00 pm         Chris Dunn- Living with FSMA 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm         Lunch served to SABWA attendees


1:30pm                                 No CPO exams for the spring meeting.


The meeting will end Saturday afternoon. No program planned for Saturday evening and night.

The reservation line (mention SABWA) 800-758-8142 or 828-693-6812.