December 2009 Minutes

Arkansas SHARP/VPP Meeting Minutes-December 3, 2009

Clark Thomas, ADOL, Little Rock

LaShonda Daniels, ADOL, Little Rock

Juanita Matlock, ADOL, Little Rock

Kim Fischer, ADOL, Little Rock

Jim Pumphrey, ADOL, Little Rock

Judy Harwell, ADOL, Little Rock

Tonia Cooper, ADOL, Little Rock

Sandra Morrison, Evergreen Packaging Inc, Pine Bluff

Lea Ann Shivers, Georgia Pacific, Crossett

Ann Butler,Interstate   HighwaySign, Little Rock

Chris Goodin, Central Arkansas Water, Little Rock

Hayse Miller, Family Service Agency, North Little Rock

Barbara Eaglin,SnyderInd, Marked Tree

Greg Middleton SnyderInd, Marked Tree

Ben Thompson, Mc Bride Dist Co, Fayetteville

Chis Beason, Zero Mountain Inc, Fort Smith

Jim Steinmitz, Langston Inc, West Memphis

David Hodges, Producers Rice Mill Inc, Stuttgart

Amanda L. Griffith, Producers Rice Mill Inc, Stuttgart

Terrance Love, PRC-Community Service Inc, Morrilton

Marty S. Reep, Armstrong,Warren

Lester Allen, Cintas, Searcy

Quinton Simison, BASF,West Memphis

Andrew Miller, Robert Bosch,West Memphis

Balaji Kamalakannan, AlgonquinInd, Osceola

Billie J. King, Tyson, Nashville

Jack Lacefield, Tyson, Nashville

Mark Howell, Frito Lay, Jonesboro

Allen Green, Remington, Lonoke

Ben Smith, Nucor, Blytheville

Wes Gillette, Nucor Steel, Armorel

David Garringer, LR Waste Water, Little Rock


The Arkansas SHARP/VPP Association met at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday December 3, 2009 at Little Rock Waste Water Utility, Little Rock,AR.

Clark Thomas opened the meeting. We recognized the VPP & SHARP companies that were in attendance.

Sandra Morrison, Region VI VPP Representive stated that the 2010 conference has been moved to March 9th-12th, and will be held in Corpus Christi,TX. The fee is $400 for early registration.

We talked aboutHot   Springsbeing the new location for the SHARP/VPP conference instead of the 4-H Center in hopes that the conference will grow & also to bring in different speakers. It was decided that we stay at the 4-H Center for 2010 and look for another place for the following year.  Fitz Hill from Arkansas Baptist was suggested as a motivational speaker for the September 16, 2010 conference.

Quinton suggested we discuss the topics & speakers for our upcoming conferences.

They are as follows:

  • January      15:  Recordkeeping- OSHA presenter
  • February      19: Near miss report- Martin Reep
  • March      9-12: Region VI Conference-Corpus        Christi, TX

  • April      16: Ergonomics- LeAnn Shivers

Sandra Morrison said she would ask Mike Pendergrass with Entergy to sponsor the breaks for the SHARP/VPP conference in September.

Volunteers to work on conference topics & speakers are:

  • Amanda      Griffith/Producers Rice Mill
  • Mark      Howell/Frito Lay
  • Denise      Hansard/Siplast
  • Ben      Thompson/Mc Bride Distribution

For the January meeting we were asked to bring in theme ideas for the 2010 SHARP/VPP conferences.








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