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1 1 “A Modern Best Practice Trade Association” Chairman’s Update 6 August 2008 Mickey McDonald Chairman’s Update 6 August 2008 Mickey McDonald Effective Legitimate Progressive American Logistics Association

2 2 Effective Legitimate Progressive American Logistics Association Our mission is to promote, protect and enhance the military resale and quality of life benefits on behalf of our members and the military community ALA Mission A Modern Best Practice Trade Association

3 3 Effective Legitimate Progressive American Logistics Association Topics: - Board of Director’s Update - Recap Legislative Focus - The Latest Initiatives - The Value Proposition of Your Association A Modern Best Practice Trade Association

4 4 - Assumed Role as Chairman 17 July -- Ms. Tommie Draper moves to Vice Chair -- Working Committee Structure remains solid -- New Internal Committee Structure and Focus: - Membership and Planning, Compensation, Technology, Meetings, Base Access -- New Leadership And Staff driving Positive Results -- Current Business Model provides budget challenges A Modern Best Practice Trade Association Effective Legitimate Progressive American Logistics Association P rofessionalismIn all Association interactions with members, colleagues, customers and the public R esponsibility To fiscal programming and execution and accountability for results. Insist on and exercise only the soundest business practices I ntegrityIn communications, representation and relationships. Loyalty to the Association and its members in all business dealings D edication To improve, adapt, inform and represent. Enthusiastic and informed representation! E xpertiseIn responsible advocacy. Seek to be the single source of truth in business dealings and representation “PRIDE” The values of the Association, when applied to daily business dealings will set the foundation of a modern best practice trade association. This solid foundation, coupled with the compelling goal of improving quality of life, forges a powerful engine for positive change and meaningful results. P rofessionalismIn all Association interactions with members, colleagues, customers and the public R esponsibility To fiscal programming and execution and accountability for results. Insist on and exercise only the soundest business practices I ntegrityIn communications, representation and relationships. Loyalty to the Association and its members in all business dealings D edication To improve, adapt, inform and represent. Enthusiastic and informed representation! E xpertiseIn responsible advocacy. Seek to be the single source of truth in business dealings and representation “PRIDE” The values of the Association, when applied to daily business dealings will set the foundation of a modern best practice trade association. This solid foundation, coupled with the compelling goal of improving quality of life, forges a powerful engine for positive change and meaningful results. Board of Director’s Update

5 5 Effective Legitimate Progressive American Logistics Association - Serve as the “single source of the truth for the Military Resale System - Urge Congress to maintain oversight…testify when requested - Champion for adequate funding - Support use of Appropriated Funds for construction necessitated by BRAC or Restationing - Seek a best practice solution for Base Access - Support elimination of restrictions on the sale of exchange items - Promote increased outreach efforts using a sustainable business model 2008 Legislative Focus A Modern Best Practice Trade Association

6 6 Effective Legitimate Progressive American Logistics Association - Monitor the closure of facilities and evaluate impacts - Guard against initiatives with the potential to reduce the value of the resale benefits - Oppose privatization of the military resale system - Support process improvements that drive win/win/win outcomes for members, trading partners and patrons. - Support supply chain initiatives that drive the lowest cost of goods for the military resale system The new focus for the Association President is Government Affairs and Representation 2008 Legislative Focus A Modern Best Practice Trade Association

7 7 Effective Legitimate Progressive American Logistics Association 2009 NDAA contains items impacting Military Resale - Defense Commissary Agency Construction Funding - Disabled Veterans Access to Commissary and Exchange - Expanded Use of Commissary Surcharge (to offset Cost of Offsite Sales) - Extends Moratorium on store level A-76 an additional 5 years - Study sale of wine and beer in commissary - Allow use of appropriated funds to pay post allowances (Exchange Impact) - Support repeal of provisions of the TIPRA 2005 requiring a 3% withhold on all government payments to contractors 2008 Legislative Watch A Modern Best Practice Trade Association

8 8 Effective Legitimate Progressive American Logistics Association Update on Congressional Testimony (7 February 2008) Subcommittee on Personnel, HASC Update on Congressional Testimony (7 February 2008) Subcommittee on Personnel, HASC Focus Items: - ASER Restrictions - MWR and 2 nd Destination Transportation Funding - BRAC and Restationing Impact - Kudos for Exchange Cooperative Ventures - Pending Legislation: -- H.R. 1974, Federal Employee Combat Zone Tax Parity Act -- H.R. 4071, The Disabled Veteran’s Right to Commissaries and Space Available Travel Act A Modern Best Practice Trade Association

9 9 Effective Legitimate Progressive American Logistics Association Current Association Initiatives - Re-energized MWR Focus w/goal of a trade show and training event in Full court press on base access and 3% withhold (brought on Steve Rossetti former HASC Staffer and Former head of Military Resale at the Pentagon - WEB refresh in design (target roll out at National Convention) - New Worldwide Directory format (a must have information source) - Association focus on efficient and effective meeting formats - Increased BOD focus on the importance of the chapters and the importance of a single ALA A Modern Best Practice Trade Association

10 10 Effective Legitimate Progressive American Logistics Association The Value Proposition of your Association - A Unique Partnership that exists only in the Military Resale Channel -- Access to CEO’s, COO’s, and Executive level decision makers -- Ability to hear strategy and execution plans first hand -- Ability to craft effective strategies in partnership to drive win-win-win business solutions -- Ability to have a positive impact on the most important and most deserving patron in the world...America’s Military A Modern Best Practice Trade Association

11 11 Effective Legitimate Progressive American Logistics Association ALA- Don’t Just Join-Belong! We may call it “Membership: but it is really an investment in our industry! Teddy Roosevelt said it best, “Every man owes part of his time and money to the business or industry to which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere A Modern Best Practice Trade Association


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