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.