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LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES JANUARY  2016

 

The first lunch of 2016 was held at Rosie O'Grady's/Manhattan Club on January 13, 2016.  President Jo-Anne Greco opened the meeting at 1:07

 

Jo-Anne welcomed everyone to the first lunch of 2016 and expressed her gratitude for everyone coming out and supporting CIBS.

 

Jo-Anne  noted the following past presidents in attendance:

 

- Steve Contreras

- Deb Danis

- Charles Marchese

- Nick Loprinzi

- Rafael Cruz

 

Our President made the following  announcements:

 

• Stated she is proud to be part of this group and announced that the first board meeting was last night and her board is very enthusiastic - - it's going to be a great year!!!

 

• Reminded everyone to keep checking the CIBS website for upcoming events. Announced  February will be a new member's  induction lunch.

 

• Anyone with outstanding dues for 2016 should quickly visit the site and pay dues ASAP.

 

• Emphasized that members need to keep info up to date by changing any pertinent information on the website, ex: job change, email change etc.

 

 

• Announced  upcoming events:

 

- February lunch will be member induction

 

- Spring cocktail  has been finalized for March 24th venue  TBA

 

- April 13.th will  be a scholarship lunch

 

- Ladies day will be May 6th at the Hilton

 

- Boathouse July 14th

 

LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 2016:

 

The second luncheon meeting of 2016 was held Tuesday February 10th at The Manhattan Club, New York, NY.

 

President JoAnne Greco opened the meeting at 12:50PM

 

JoAnne welcomed everyone and commented that she was excited to host the 2nd meeting of 2016.

 

JoAnne acknowledged the following past presidents in attendance and thank them for their dedication to CIBS.

Deb Danis, Nick LoPrinzi, Rafael Cruz, Herve Malordy

A moment of silence was observed in honor of CIBS 1963 President, Horatio Rogers whom recently passed away.

 

JoAnn made the following announcements:

1) The Spring Cocktail Party will be held Thursday March 24th at 230 Fifth. The venue provides beautiful views of Manhattan and promises to be a great event.  All members will receive invitations with details in the mail soon.

2) The April luncheon will be held here at the Manhattan Club on Wednesday April 13th and will include a speaker as well as presentation of our 2016 Rutgers Scholarship award.

3) The CIBS Spring Ladies Day luncheon will be held Friday May 6th at the NY Hilton Hotel. JoAnne asked for support and donations to complete the famous and highly regarded gift bag.

4) The CIBS Annual Golf outing will be held Monday June 20th at Ballyowen located in NJ. The course was chosen for its beautiful location and great fairways!

5) The Summer Luncheon will once again return to the Central Park Boathouse on Thursday July 14th. Joann reminded all members to order their tickets fast as this event sells out quickly!

6) JoAnne stated she was looking ahead into 2016 and was excited to announce that the CIBS premier event black tie Holiday Ball will be held on Saturday December 3th at Cipriani’s on 42nd

7) JoAnne reminded all members to keep their contact information updated.

JoAnne welcomed Membership Chairpersons Gregg Goldman & Gordon Ellis to the podium for presentation of the new CIBS members

Greg & Gordon introduced all of the new members and thanked everyone for their support and interest in the organization.

Matthew Foster, Claudia Hunsberg- Baxter, David Kingeter, Collen McLouhglin, Mario Brenneman, Stephanie Deisley, Gloria Hazen, William Henry, James Kaniuk, Blake Kingeter, Natalie Kingeter- MacVarnish, Eugene Kistler, Maribeth Poalson, Peter Riley, Richard Rude, Beatrice Saffre, Nick Van Alstine, Mitchell Weiss, Gregory Mastrianni

JoAnne thanked everyone for attending and noted the next Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday April 13th

JoAnne adjourned the meeting at 1:12 PM

 

Respectfully submitted –Benny Calderone 2/20/16

 

TO: CIBS BOARD

FROM: Jo-Anne Greco/President

DATE: April 14, 2016

RE:  April Lunch Meeting Notes

 

 

Meeting started at 1:00 PM

 

Started w/Presidents announcements…..

 

1- Recognized past presidents and thank them for their continued dedication and support – Mario Magali and Rafael Cruz in attendance.

 

2- Spring Cocktail March 24th at 230 5th, was a huge success and thanked everyone who attended for their support; thanked Jonathan Chung and Joanne Delprete for organizing the successful event; pictures were being shown on the screen during cocktail hour.

 

3- Ladies Day details (Hilton Friday May 6th); flyers around the room; suggested that everyone purchase tickets asap; donations need to be in house by next week; no tickets being mailed out, they will be available at the door so give yourself a little extra time that day and make sure your guests know that you will have their tickets; advised that emails will go to everyone alerting them of the table designation and ticket #’s; reminded guest that add’l tickets cannot be purchased at the door.

 

4- Golf outing Monday June 20th @ Ballyowen @ Crystal Springs; flyers were around the room. Info is on the website and invites have been mailed out; introduced Benny so he could speak on behalf of Anthony Garaguso and Donna Kenny since they were not available to discuss hole sponsorships; We secured 12 hole sponsorships (Beauty Packaging, HCT, HCP, Elite Packaging, Jerhel, Angel Beauty, Ares Packaging, JSG Consultants, Fusion Packaging, JP Packaging, Millenium, & Saco).  Very encouraging! Thanks Benny and all others who participated.

 

5- July Central Park Boathouse  - reminded everyone of date (Thursday July 14th)  and that invites will go out soon

 

6- Reminded guests to be sure to update their info on the website or via “Change of info form” w/Veronica Cruz.

 

7- Encouraged everyone to continue to visit the website to check on upcoming events; Also to check out the twitter feed and Instagram account

 

SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION

Ukachi Anonyuo spoke about the scholarship program and the candidate chosen, then presented the check to the Rutgers recipient, Vincent Chee, along with Betti Ann Catino.

Vincent Chee graciously spoke about how honored he was to receive the check and thanked the CIBS organization.

Professor Lee spoke to the group about how fortunate they are to be a part of the process, and thanked the organization.

Harry Bennett spoke a few words about the importance of the program at Rutgers, about the importance of proper training for the students, and thanked the CIBS team as well.

 

JOHN REDDING

John’s presentation is attached (click here).  Very informative and it became and interactive conversation.

When John completed his presentation George Filippidis thanked John for his contribution to the event.

 

I (Jo-Anne Greco) thanked everyone for joining us and ended the presentation.

 

Meeting ended approximately 1:45pm

 

 

 

LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES JUNE 2015:

 

The 3rd luncheon meeting of 2015 was held Wednesday June 17th, 2015 at Maloney & Porcelli 37 E. 50th Street New York, N.Y.

 

President Rafael Cruz opened the meeting at 1:04 PM

 

Rafael acknowledged the following past presidents in attendance and thank them for their dedication to CIBS. – Nick Loprinzi, Bill Standwill,, Steve Contreras, Herve Malordy, Mario Magali.

The following announcements were made:

A moment of silence for newly inducted member Paul Anderson passing

 

Thanked Judy and Anthony for their hard work on the golf outing

Thanked Carine, Gordon and Gregg for their hard work on Ladies Day

Announced July 9th was the date of Boathouse

Rafael reminded the group of the upcoming Fall Cocktail party and Holiday Ball.

 

Rafael then introduced guest speaker Robert F Brands – 10 Imperatives to Create and Sustain Innovation

“If you don’t innovate you will perish as life cycles are shorter.”

www.innovationcoach.com

Rafael got up to end the meting and reminded the group to please RSVP so everyone has a seat for lunch.

Adjourned 1:41pm

 

LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES AUGUST 2016:

 

The August  luncheon meeting was held Wednesday August, 10th at The Manhattan Club, New York, NY.

 

President JoAnne Greco opened the meeting at 1:00PM

 

JoAnne acknowledged the Nick LoPrinzi as a past presidents in attendance thank you Nick.

 

1) JoAnn Recognized Michelle Gill as our speaker.  Michelle Gill is the founder and Executive Director of Color It Forward, an organization which helps women in transitional situations enhance their outer beauty, while building their confidence and self-esteem.  Michelle gave a presentation which detailed the work they do at the organization.

 

2) Ladies Day (May 6th) was a huge success with over 1,000 attendees

 

3) Golf outing Monday June 20th @ Ballyowen @ Crystal Springs; had 70 attendees.

 

4) July Central Park Boathouse  (Thursday July 14th) – had over 700 attendees. I thanked everyone for their support and for attending the events.

 

5) Nominating committee being selected and the meeting to elect the new board will take place prior to the Oct 12th. Luncheon.

 

6) Fall Cocktail party at Frames; flyers on each table and at the sign in desk.  Everyone should be getting invites soon and go to website to sign up as well.

 

7) Annual Members Only luncheon to be held the at Harvard Club Nov.9th

 

8) Holiday ball donation letters have been sent.  Cipriani 12/3; last year was a wonderful event and I am sure this year will be as exciting as last year.

 

** Continue to visit the website to follow up on upcoming events and news; also update your information so that you continue to receive blasts and notices in the mail

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES OCTOBER 2016

 

The October lunch was held at Rosie O’Grady’s/Manhattan Club on October 12th,  2016.  President Jo-Anne Greco opened the meeting at 1:05

 

Jo-Anne welcomed everyone.  She announced the past presidents attending the lunch : Mario Magali, Charles Marchese and Rafael Cruz.

 

Jo-Anne announced the passing of our long time CIBs member Marco Golding.  Marco also served on our Board as co-chair and chair for luncheons several years ago.  She also mentioned that his arrangements were posted on the website.

 

Jo-Anne advised everyone that the Nominating Committee met prior to the luncheon to vote on the new slate of officers.  Balla Murillo will be the newest member to be voted into the EB at the annual Members Only Lunch at the Harvard Club on November 4th.  The slate of officers to be voted on in November will be as follows:

Myo Oriol/President

Benny Calderone/Vice President

Jen Brady/Treasurer

Judy Vincenty/Recording Secretary

Balla Murillo/Corresponding Secretary

 

Notices will be going out for the 2017 membership dues as well as being posted on the website.

 

Holiday Ball invites and donations letter going out and will also be posted on our website.

 

December 7th meeting will be our 2nd annual Scholarship Luncheon.  This year the winning FIT student will be awarded the scholarship in honor of Ted Boccuzzi.  Ted was our President in 2001 and served on the CIBS Board of Directors for many years; additionally, Ted’s company has been assembling our gift boxes for Ladies Day and Christmas for over 25 years.

 

Jo-Anne introduced Greg and Gordon to start the induction ceremony.  27 of 50 members to be inducted were present for the ceremony.

 

Greg thanked everyone for their efforts in recruiting during MUNY and PCD shows in NY.  Greg and Gordon called up the new members in attendance to collect their certificates

 

Jo-Anne came back to close meeting but not before a moment of silence for Marco Golding.

 

Adjourned meeting at 1:38

 

 

 

Members Only Luncheon - November 9th - Harvard Club

 

Jo-Greco opened the meeting at 1:08

Welcomed everyone to this event.  Announced past presidents that were at the luncheon:

 

Joey Palazzolo  - 1989

Laurie Larkin - 1996

Laura Mazza - 2000

Steve Contreras - 2004

Mike Warford - 2007

Fran Cardiff - 2009

Charles Marchese - 2010

Nick LoPrinzi - 2011

Mario Magali - 2012, 2013

Rafael Cruz - 2015

 

Jo-thanked Seth Meyer, Veronica Cruz, and Kristin Tomich for all their hard work and the Harvard Club for hosting the event again.

 

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Mike Warford came to the podium to announce the event proceedings.  Mike mentioned how hard the board members work and giving of their personal time.   In 30 days Jo-Anne would be handing over the gavel and acknowledged all her hard work and the great events under her leadership.

 

Mike told everyone about the process involved, nominating committee is given two names for consideration and based on the criteria they voted for the incoming executive board member.  Nominating committee consisted of:

Rafael Cruz

Veronica Cruz

Jim Brady

Ray Feghi

Jim Gabilanes

Lisa Waldenmeyer

Charles Marchese

Grace Cafaro

 

The Nominating committee received bio's of the two candidates and their resume prior to the CIBs October luncheon.  Mike announced the proposed 2017 slate and called each of them up to the podium.

 

Balla Murillo - Corresponding Secretary. She became a member in 2008. She co-chaired then chaired Ladies Day, membership chair, holiday ball chair and personnel.

 

Judy Vincenty - Recording Secretary she became a member in 2002. She co-chaired the chaired Ladies Day, co-chair and chair of publicity, co-chaired special events 2 times, co-chaired and chaired lunch, chaired golf 2 times and was brought onto the executive board in 2016.

 

Jen Brady - Treasurer  She became a member in 2002. She worked on the holiday ball committee and ladies day committee,co-chaired and chaired membership 4 years, co-chaired and chaired holiday ball, co-chaired and chaired golf, co chaired scholarship and brought onto the executive board in 2015

 

Benny Calderone Vice President. He became a member in 1997.  He co-chaired and chaired Ladies Day, co-chaired and chaired membership, brought onto the executive board in 2014.

 

Myo Oriol - President. She became a member in 1991. She was on the holiday ball committee, constitution, co-chaired and chaired lunch, chaired special events, chaired holiday ball.  Brought onto th executive board 2013.

 

Jo-Anne Greco -Director. She became a member in 1996.  She co-chaired and chaired Ladies Day, golf co-chair and chair 2 times, co-chair of holiday ball, and Co-chaired membership.  She was brought onto the executive board in 2012.

 

Before this slate was accepted, Mike mention Benny Calderone had a death in the family and asked everyone for a moment of silence.

 

New slate of executive board was accepted.

 

Myoschi Oriol was asked to take the stage and accept her new position.

her speech went as follows:

 

    *    Honored to be the 1st. African American Women to be elected to President of the Cosmetics Industry Buyers & Suppliers organization.

    *    Throughout her career she learned many valuable lessons and one of them was to extend your networking base. Because there are a great deal of people that can educate you, advise and support you with your job and career and this organization is the key to a successful and well-rounded career.

    *    Myo thanked her dear friends who brought her into the organization; Fran Cardiff and Laurie Larkin and also her mentors and biggest supporters Bill Standwill and Joey Palazzo

    *    Myo outlined what she hopes to accomplish this year; continue to provide speakers that will provide new and exciting industry information in our monthly meetings, great networking events, and to help make CIBS recognized as a leading organization in the Cosmetic Industry.

    *    In closing, Myo asked the newly inducted members to become involved in our activities throughout the year.  And to the overall membership to consider volunteering your services and if not your time.

    *    Thanked Jo-Anne for a wonderful year that I learned so much from her and I know that I have very high heels to fill :)

 

 

Jo-Anne adjourned meeting at 1:32

 

CIBS December Luncheon Minutes

 

12:59 Benny Calderone opened the meeting and announced the scholarship is in honor of a past President of CIBS, Ted Boccuzi.  Turned it over to Jo-Anne:

 

 

Recognized the past presidents in attendance:

Ted Boccuzi

Nick LoPrinzi

Rafael Cruz

 

Acknowledged a moment of silence in honor of it being the 75 yr anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

 

Mentioned membership was increased by approximately 80 people which was a record for CIBs.

 

Thanked the Lunch Committee for their hard work as well as the Manhattan Club for doing an outstanding job.

 

The Holiday Ball was a very successful event with 430 people in attendance. Thanked the Holiday Ball team for an outstanding job.

 

Reminded members that the annual dues are past due if not paid already, and tp please go online to pay.  Also reminded members to go to our website to keep contact info updated.

 

Recapped the November Members only Meeting by announcing the new slate of officers.

 

Balla Murillo - Recording Secretary

Judy Vincenty - Corresponding Secretary

Jenifer Brady- Treasuer

Benny Calderone - Vice President

Myo Oriol - President

 

Myo got up to say a few inspiring words,  ho

CIBS lunch notes December

 

12:59 Benny Calderone opened the meeting and announced the scholarship is in honor of a past President of CIBS, Ted Boccuzi.  Turned it over to Jo-Anne:

 

 

Recognized the past presidents in attendance:

Ted Boccuzi

Nick LoPrinzi

Rafael Cruz

 

Acknowledged a moment of silence in honor of it being the 75 yr anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

 

Mentioned membership was increased by approximately 80 people which was a record for CIBs.

 

Thanked the Lunch Committee for their hard work as well as the Manhattan Club for doing an outstanding job.

 

The Holiday Ball was a very successful event with 430 people in attendance. Thanked the Holiday Ball team for an outstanding job.

 

Reminded members that the annual dues are past due if not paid already, and tp please go online to pay.  Also reminded members to go to our website to keep contact info updated.

 

Recapped the November Members only Meeting by announcing the new slate of officers.

 

Balla Murillo - Recording Secretary

Judy Vincenty - Corresponding Secretary

Jenifer Brady- Treasuer

Benny Calderone - Vice President

Myo Oriol - President

 

Myo got up to say a few inspiring words,  how CIBs help propel her career in the cosmetic industry.  She thanked Jo-Anne and mentioned she had big shoes to fill.  She is very excited for her upcoming year as president.

 

Jo-Anne announced the scholarship team, Ukachi Anonyuo and Betti Ann Catino, but first gave a brief recap of Ted's resume.  Ted Boccuzzi was president in 2001.  Ran General PRogram since 1989 for 10 yrs, then managed scholarship for several years starting in 2002.  Ted was inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame for NJPEC in 2005, was Man of the year for the BIMS group in 2007, and last but not least Ted's company, ADS, has been packing out Ladies Day and Holiday Ball gift boxes for over 25 years.

 

Ukachi and Betti Ann announced Melinda Batista, a Junior at FIT to accept her scholarship check.  Melinda has a 3.5 GPA in the Cosmetic Marketing Program, on the Deans List and Honor Society.  Interned at Tocca Beauty in the Product Development division. Melinda was honored to receive this award she said and it has always been her passion to work in this field since she was a very young child.  Her dream is to be a perfumer at Givaudan. Thanked CIBs for this award as it will help defray some of her education costs.

 

Ukachi called upon Ted to say a few words,  Ted was truly honored and appreciated this honor and thanked the CIBS board.  He very much enjoyed working on scholarship as he saw many talented students come through and some to eventually work with our customers.  It was his favorite position.

 

Jo-anne closed the meeting by wishing everyone a wonderful holiday happy and healthy New year

 

Meeting adjourned 1:17