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Pres Age Tek Meeting 3 G4pr

  1. 1. Welcome! third alliance open meeting 4/22/2010 • Online 1 
  2. 2. agenda •  introducing your ad hoc board of directors •  review of vision, mission & name •  recent progress •  member input and resulting changes since last meeting in Chicago •  member benefits •  call to action •  member introductions 2 
  3. 3. your ad hoc board of directors director  director  director  Bud Myers  Madeline Pantalone  Laura Mitchell  Jill Gilbert  Michele Ahlman  Peter Radsliff  treasurer  secretary  chairman  3 
  4. 4. why a new org? •  founding premise: to help member businesses accomplish their missions, not ours •  because it’s too tough out there to go it alone •  it’s not people working together to build something new •  it is people working together in subservience of our member company goals (i.e. like a “barn raising” not building a “town hall”) •  it’s not working to fill time or a lack of life’s purpose •  it’s working to get things done in hopes of providing value to member companies (like my own, or your own) •  if our companies aren’t all stronger a year from now this organization will have not accomplished our mission 4 
  5. 5. progress •  formation of ad hoc board •  creation of vision, mission, name •  coordination of this meeting •  foundation for bylaws •  getting to know each other 5 
  6. 6. vision We promote the awareness, benefits and value of products and services for our aging society while directly benefiting our members by evolving into the world’s leading aging- focused technology consortium. 6 
  7. 7. mission purpose: To promote the awareness, benefits and value of member products & services. To assist in the advancement of member companies and individual members. methods: By facilitating innovation through professional development, education and standardization of products and services. By creating a vital and expanding aging technology community. beliefs: That by encouraging cooperation between members the aging technology industry will advance as a whole. That by pursuing development of “best practices” and a program of continual improvement, members will be more successful. 7 
  8. 8. organization name: ™ nickname: ™ web address: http://www.agetek.org logo: 8 
  9. 9. member benefits 1) Access Gain access to AgeTek members, the executive board & special advisors, to… – develop mutually beneficial business relationships (sales channels, co-marketing, etc.) – benefit from group discounts (i.e. 25% AARP Life@50+ discount) – member discounts offered by associate members (tbd) – member discounts on collective initiatives/trade shows (i.e. AARP/CEDIA, press events, etc.) – share strategies and best practices to accelerate your company’s success 2) Strength Use our collective strength to… – improve your company’s awareness in the public arena (i.e. through collective PR initiatives) – help each other market each other’s products (i.e. through co- or cross-marketing deals) – introduce member companies to new channels (i.e. special retail initiatives, elder residence groups) 3) Action Participate with other like-minded companies to… – work together to achieve goals you couldn’t achieve alone – accelerate your personal and professional development with the help of industry peers Join to help shape the future for your company 9 
  10. 10. associate member benefits 1) Targeted Gain facilitated access to over 100 AgeTek members, the executive board & special advisors, to… – create new business and close sales with AgeTek members – improve your knowledge of the aging technology market 2) Efficient Make your marketing efforts highly efficient by becoming a an approved and preferred vendor by… – participating in AgeTek initiatives – creating a “buzz” about your company with AgeTek members – providing special advantages to AgeTek member companies that are mutually beneficial 3) Involved Work alongside AgeTek members and… – become known for your expertise – excell in your service to the alliance (you just might be elected to the AgeTek executive board) Join to help shape the future for your company 10 
  11. 11. two types of membership Regular Members Any business involved in the design, manufacture, production, integration, sale and/or installation of aging technology products and services duties: adhere to the AgeTek bylaws including annual service obligations and vote annually for board member retention/replacement (may nominate candidates for board members). dues: based on company size*: 1) Small Businesses (<100 employees) = $500 2) Medium Businesses (101-500 employees) = $1,000 3) Medium Businesses (501-1,000 employees) = $1,500 4) large businesses (>1,000 employees) = $2,500 Associate Members Any business entity that supplies goods and/or services to aging technology alliance members. Any accredited academic institution seeking active participation with AgeTek member companies.    duties: adhere to the AgeTek bylaws including annual service obligations and (suggested) provide advantageous programs and pricing on services and products for AgeTek member companies dues: $500 *Notes: company size based on U.S. Government definiOons. All amounts in U.S. Dollars  11 
  12. 12. four ways to serve 1. Volunteer eligibility: must be from member or assoc. member company (min. 6 hours/year for all to maintain membership) duties: lead or participate in working committees that take action to accomplish AgeTek organizational goals, weekly conference calls; in-between work; monthly reports to executive board 2. Committee Member or Leader eligibility: must be from member or associate member company, leaders must be ratified by executive board duties: lead or participate in working committees that take action to accomplish AgeTek organizational goals: weekly conference calls; in-between work; monthly reports to executive board 3. Advisory Board Member eligibility: by member nomination and executive board invitation only duties: subject matter experts, guidance and council to board, committees & member companies, advisory board candidates must be ratified by majority vote of executive board 4. Executive Board Member eligibility: six must be from member companies, one must be from associate member company duties: governance, administration, fiduciary responsibility & adherence to mission, may appoint or remove any member company or individual holding a position 12 
  13. 13. committees and their missions Focusing on the members •  awareness & promotion Create awareness of the benefits & value of members products & services •  certification & advancement Assist in the advancement of member companies & individuals •  innovation & standards Facilitate innovation through professional development, education and standardization of products and services •  growth & membership Create a vital and expanding aging technology community •  cooperation & competition Encourage cooperation between members to help the aging technology industry advance as a whole •  best practices & continual improvement Pursue development of “best practices” and a program of continual improvement, so that members will be more successful Focusing on the organization •  executive committee •  finance committee •  membership committee •  others as needed 13 
  14. 14. next steps for board •  incorporation as a non-profit •  obtaining tax-exempt status •  membership outreach •  collect membership fees •  form committees •  create goals for committees •  monthly board meetings •  periodic committee oversight for committees •  committee leaders •  committee members •  weekly meetings •  monthly report to board 14 
  15. 15. Join now! Two items: 1) Submit membership form for evaluation (obtain at agetek.org > join us) 2) Send membership dues check to: Aging Technology Alliance 3701 Sacramento Street #496 San Francisco, CA 94118 make checks out to: “Aging Technology Alliance” questions? email: agetek@me.com Note: we have not yet completed incorporation nor yet achieved tax-exempt status. We expect both within the coming weeks and are asking for your dues in anticipation of both events to cover costs now being incurred. 15 
  16. 16. one minute introductions 16 

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