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2022 Annual Minutes

Minutes of the 2022 EASI Annual Meeting

Las Vegas, Nevada

October 7, 2022

Annual Financial Report

 

Prior to the EASI Annual Meeting, Marvin Yoshizumi and Rob Smith reviewed the monthly checking account statements and financial reports since the 2021 Annual Meeting, as documented by the Treasurer, Michael Sutton.  Marvin and Rob examined the records presented and found no irregularities or discrepancies with the accuracy of the books and reporting. They both signed a document attesting to this fact.  

General Session

The Annual EASI Meeting commenced at 10:00am, local time, with a welcoming statement from the Executive Chairperson, Marvin Yoshizumi.  Marvin requested attendees identify themselves, the company they are representing and if they are the voting member representing their company.

 

Meeting attendance as follows:

 

Company - Attendee

Alphabroder - Keith Schneider

American T-Shirt Co. - Marvin Yoshizumi

Atlantic Coast Cotton - Mitch Glitter

Atlantic Coast Cotton - Carlos Jurado

Bella Canvas  - Jon Clarke

Bella Canvas - Andrew Beattie

Bella Canvas - Joanne Medaglia

Big Accessories - Beth Villa

Color Tone - Sean Burkholder

FDM4 - Mike Cutsey

FDM4 - Joelle Hotte

FDM4 - Bryan Moore

Fruit of the Loom - Heather Jenkins

Gildan - Michael Roberts

HanesBrands - Michael Sutton

HanesBrands - Anuradha (Anu) Ravi

LAT Apparel - Rob Smith

One Stop Inc. - Will Carroll

S&S Activewear - Betsy Burton

 

Marvin distributed an EASI Conference Acronyms/Terminology A-to-Z Cheat Sheet. This is to help with understanding all the acronyms and terminology used by EASI.

 

Secretary/Treasurer, Michael Sutton, then reviewed the Anti-Trust Guidelines and  Michael thanked everyone for attending the meeting.

 

Following the roll call and designation of Voting Representatives (one per attending company), Michael Sutton presented the 2021-2022 Financial Summary.  Michael explained the financial report covered the period beginning Oct 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022.  After presenting the financials and ending balance, Michael spoke to the importance of donations and meeting fees, noting these donations enable EASI to cover shared expenses with FDM4 in holding Annual Meetings each year.

 

Marvin Yoshizumi confirmed he and Rob Smith reviewed and confirmed the monthly checking account statements and financial reports, as documented and presented by the Treasurer, Michael Sutton.  Marvin stated they found no irregularities or discrepancies with the accuracy and reporting and note they signed a document attesting to this fact.

 

2021 Meeting Minutes were voted on and approved by the voting members.

 

Elections

 

Elections were held for the fulfillment of roles of Vice-Chairperson, Technical Advisor, as well as At-Large Committee Members to partake in Steering Committee meetings.

 

Elections were unanimous.  Elected roles are as follows:

 

Vice Chairperson      - Diana Priebe (Gildan)

Treasurer/Secretary - Jeremy Wingo (LAT Apparel)

At-Large Members   - Marvin Yoshizumi (American T-Shirt Co.)

                            - Michael Sutton (Hanesbrands)

                            - Anu Ravi (Hanesbrands)

                            - Keith Schneider (alphabroder)

                            - Betsy Burton (S&S Activewear)

 

Technical Committee Presentation

 

Lead by Bryan Moore, Technical Committee chair

 

The topics covered during the Technical Committee presentation were:

 

  • Tasks for 2022-2023

  • FTP Sunset Date

  • Decoration Handling

  • API Discussion

  • Open Discussion

 

Mike Cutsey suggested the group should receive recommendations for topics to discuss at the Technical Committee meeting.  Joelle responded that the Technical Committee will have working meetings throughout the year to discuss all topics.

 

Conclusion

 

Marvin discussed proposed 2023 Annual Meeting locations.  Locations discussed:  Hawaii, Bahamas (with all inclusive hotels to reduce cost), Texas (Austin, Dallas), Miami, Kansas City.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:30M.

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