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  • Title: Louisiana Irrigation Association Website
    Descriptive info: .. Search.. Home.. About Us.. Meet the Board.. Board Minutes.. Policies.. Join.. Apply Now.. Renew.. News.. Certification.. Events.. Resources.. Publications.. LDAF Resources.. Links.. Advertise.. Web Page Advertising.. Print Advertising.. Contact Us.. Login.. Register.. Welcome to the Louisiana Irrigation Association's Web Site.. Our Mission is.. to promote efficient irrigation practices through the proper design, installation and management of irrigation systems through.. educational and informational programs.. To.. participate.. in the legislative process and effectively represent our membership in that process.. cooperate with other agencies and organizations.. in providing pertinent information to irrigation contractors, the irrigation industry and general population.. This site contains.. Training and Recertification opportunities.. ,.. LIA activities..  ...   Aug 2012 06:00:00 -0700.. Do Folks Want What You’re Offering?.. PRESS RELEASE: Landscape Supplier Testifies Before Congress on Fuel Prices.. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 06:00:00 -0700.. Commissioner Staples and 15 Southern States Lead National Immigration Reform.. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 06:00:00 -0700.. H2B ALERT.. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 06:00:00 -0700.. Federal Judge Intervenes, Blocks Hostile H2B Changes.. Fri, 04 May 2012 06:00:00 -0700.. Quick Links.. LDAF Districts Map.. Check Your Local Weather.. Licensed Landscape Irrigation Contractors.. LA Revised Statutes Title 3 Chapter 24.. LA Adm Code, Title 7 Part XXIX.. Certification and Training.. Events Calendar.. Newsletters.. Copyright 2012 © Louisiana Irrigation Association.. |.. Privacy Statement.. Terms Of Use..

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  • Title: About Us
    Descriptive info: ABOUT US.. The Louisiana Irrigation Association (LIA) is a non-profit, professional trade association providing service to Landscape Irrigation Contractors; Irrigation distributors, representatives and manufacturers; employees of members; and students and educational faculty.. Our.. Mission.. : (1) To promote efficient irrigation practices through the proper design, installation and management of irrigation systems through educational and informational programs.. (2) To participate in the legislative process and effectively represent our membership in that process.. (3) To cooperate with other agencies and organizations in providing pertinent information to irrigation contractors, the irrigation industry and general population.. LIA benefits include: a home office to serve its members; endorsed insurance coverage, enhancing cooperative efforts with  ...   website is part of our continuing commitment to our members to educate, promote good irrigation practices and represent them, and to provide a source of education and information to other visitors to the site.. Member Directory.. Click here for a list of our members who come from many facets of the Green Industry and other related business.. Click here for a list of our award winning Board Members and their contact information.. Click here to review our articles of incorporation, bylaws, and conflict of interest policy.. Become a Member.. Interested in becoming a member? Click here for a list of benefits and information on how to apply for membership..

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  • Title: Meet the Board
    Descriptive info: >.. A listing of the Louisiana Irrigation Association Officers Board of Directors as of 2012-2013.. VIEW MINUTES.. President.. Julie Mouch Broussard.. Julie's Landscaping Service, LLC.. Telephone: 225-25-2009.. FAX: 225-667-9217.. E-mail:.. jmouch2@cox.. net.. Vice President.. John R.. Kavanaugh.. Kavanaugh Landscaping and Irrigation.. Telephone: 318-255-4340.. mldave1@yahoo.. com.. Past President.. Wayne Orton.. Keeling Company.. Telephone: 985-898-2299.. FAX:  ...   318-872-4677.. Address: 444 Fox Trot Drive.. Mansfield, Louisiana 71052.. scd357@cmaaccess.. Education Research Director and.. Webmaster.. Dr.. Peter Gallagher.. Telephone:.. 318-614-9041.. pgallagher@suddenlink.. Director.. Marianne Joye.. Grand Coteau Gardens, Inc.. Telephone: 337-303-8896.. joyegardens@aol.. Curt Bowman.. Polydrip.. Telephone: 225-755-3447.. FAX: 225-755-1240.. cbowman@polydrip.. Jack Hopper.. Raintree Systems, Inc.. Telephone: 504-456-9000.. jack@rgcbuilds.. Wes Gauthier.. Greenlife Landscape.. 337-232-4477.. FAX:.. wes@greenlife-landscape..

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  • Title: Board Minutes
    Descriptive info: Bottom.. Page Bottom.. MINUTES LIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS.. MEETING, MARCH 13, 2012, 5:00 P.. M.. RALPH KACOO’S RESTAURANT.. BATON ROUGE, LA.. The meeting began at 5:15 P.. with President, Wayne Orton welcoming everyone and asking them to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.. Voting members present were:.. Wayne.. Orton, Marianne Joye, John R.. Kavanaugh, Curt Bowman, Jack Hopper and Julie Mouch Broussard.. Visitors present were Andy Blumberg and Ansel Rankins.. Non-voting Board Member was Severn C.. Doughty, Sr.. Four voting Board Members present represented a quorum and six were present.. asked the Board to review the Minutes of the last Board Meeting and if acceptable, move that they be accepted.. Julie Mouch Broussard moved, seconded by John R.. Kavanaugh, to accept the minutes.. Motion carried.. asked the Board to review the Minutes of the Annual Meeting and if acceptable, move that they be accepted.. Jack Hopper moved, seconded by Marianne Joye, to accept the minutes of the Annual Meeting.. asked Severn C.. to provide the financial report.. Severn.. indicated that he had the 2011 year end report and the income budgeted was $27,110.. 00.. The actual income was $35,659.. 24.. The expenses budgeted were the same as for income but the actual expenses totaled $36,705.. 45.. That meant that we were over budget by $1,046.. 21.. stated that for the first time of developing a budget (2011) he felt we did exceedingly well with being over by only just $1,046.. He further stated that we misjudged the amount of expenses we needed for Recertification training and books, we authorized an update for the website and we hired an Administrative Assistant all of which was not anticipated for 2011.. mentioned that the PayPal account balance as of March 13, 2012 was $2,398.. 75 and the un-deposited checks amounted to $1,800.. There being few questions Jack Hopper moved, seconded by Julie Mouch Broussard to accept the financial report as presented.. asked.. for the Membership Report.. handed everyone an updated member Excel list for 2012.. There was a correction to be made and.. took care of that.. Further.. stated that we had 86 members as of March 13, 2012.. to report on the Website.. stated that after Sophie redesigned the site, we were getting much more activity.. From the stats that Sophie pulled for January and February 2012, we had 10,906 page views and 2,573 visitors to our site in January and in February we had 8,661 page views and 2,156 visitors.. Prior to the upgrade we were lucky to have 2,000 page views in any month.. Eighty six percent of the visitors were from the U.. S.. , peak hours of visitor activity were 1:00 A.. and 4:00 P.. , peak day of the week for visitor activity was Mondays and the most popular sections of the site visited were member login, classified, news, meet the Board and Minutes of the Board Meetings.. asked Andy Blumberg for a Blumberg and Associates insurance report.. Andy stated that it must have been an oversight that LIA didn’t receive any service fees for 2011 and asked.. if he invoiced them.. indicated that he never had invoiced them in the past but if they wanted him to, to let him know.. Andy said that there had not been much LIA activity in 2011 but he said that he would contact LIA members to keep the Blumberg name in front of them.. Andy then made a proposal for the Directors Officers Policy and for the Dishonesty Bond Policy that.. had asked him to present.. stated that according to LIA By-Laws, the Executive Secretary was to have this policy since he handled all the money and it was a policy to insure that if something happened to the money, it would be covered by insurance in the amount of $25,000.. Andy then explained that the Directors Officers Policy was a liability insurance policy to cover Officers and Board Members in the event of a law suit filed by a member or non-member.. After little discussion Jack Hopper moved, seconded by Marianne Joye, to purchase the Dishonesty Bond Policy from Blumberg and Associates at $767.. 00 for three years.. Motion passed.. The Board then discussed the Directors and Officers Policy at a cost of $3,801.. 00 for a three year policy.. After some discussion it was mutually decided not to obtain the policy at this time but to revisit the subject in five (5) years.. asked Ansel Rankins with LDAF to provide his agency’s update.. Ansel stated that Jack Hopper was appointed to a four year term on the Horticulture Commission to represent Landscape Irrigation Contractors.. Last year LDAF made 137 investigations and the Horticulture Commission met quarterly to determine the outcome of the investigations.. Craig Roussel, Director of the Horticulture Commission, retired December 31, 2011 and Tad Hardy was promoted to that position in January 2012.. In 2011 there were 359 active licensed Landscape Irrigation Contractors in.. Louisiana.. and 11 more were licensed in 2012.. asked Ansel if we could get the names and addresses of the new licensees so.. could send them a letter of invitation to join LIA.. Ansel said he would.. Next,.. to provide Board of Directors training.. The training was intended for new Board Members but.. felt that since we only had one new Board Member, it would be prudent for the entire Board to receive training.. Then as new Board Members were elected, New Board Member Training would be given to only them.. moved on  ...   management of which LIA was a 501 C (5), non-profit association corporation.. further stated that.. needed a camera to take pictures of Recertification Training, Basics Class Training, the Annual Meeting and of other events in which LIA would be involved for the newsletter and for the website.. There being few questions, John R.. Kavanaugh moved, seconded by Julie Mouch Broussard, to join NLAE at a cost of $150.. 00/year, purchase a camera and to travel to San Antonio, TX with a limit of $750.. 00 for registration and travel.. then asked the Board if they would agree to add another $3,000.. 00 to either savings or into CDs.. According to the end of year financial statement, we had $6,082.. 81 in savings and if we added another $3,000.. 00 that would be $9,082.. 81 in savings or CDs.. stated that he went to Capital One Bank and found that 3mo.. , 6mo.. , and 1 year CD’s were only drawing 0.. 20%.. He asked if any other investments would draw more than the variable savings account percentage and he was told no, that it would be best to keep it all into savings right now.. Consequently, Julie Mouch Broussard moved, seconded by Jack Hopper, to add $3,000.. 00 from our checking account to our savings account.. to report on the filing of the Annual Report to the Secretary of State, filing the Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation with IRS and the Secretary of State and filing LIA’s income tax with IRS.. stated that all had been filed and the Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation, sent to the Secretary of State had been acknowledged with a certificate.. Ansel Rankins in early December requested of LIA to nominate three candidates in prioritized order so one could be selected to serve a four year term on the Horticulture Commission to represent Landscape Irrigation Contractors.. President, Wayne Orton contacted the Board and got a list of nominees (see Board of Directors Minutes Addendum dated December 30, 2011 attached).. A letter was sent to Commissioner Strain nominating (1) Jack Hopper, (2) Wayne Orton and (3) Julie Mouch Broussard as LIA’s voted upon choices.. In February of 2012 Jack Hopper was chosen to represent Landscape Irrigation Contractors on the Horticulture Commission for the next four years.. Consequently, Marianne Joye moved, seconded by Julie Mouch Broussard, to accept the Board of Directors Minutes Addendum of December 30, 2011 and attach those minutes to these minutes.. to discuss the new LIA publication order form.. handed out the new form and stated that the same form was on the LIA website but the one on the website had a picture of the front cover of the publication in addition to the cost.. He added that perhaps distributor members could post the copy taken from the website and display it in their respective stores to generate more book sales.. then discussed a possibility of a new format for the LIA Newsletter.. He stated that.. and Sophie could not download copies of the legal size newsletter from the website.. Newsletters were being included in new member packets and if the newsletter were 8 ½ X 11 it could easily be downloaded from the website, copied and included in the new member packet as needed.. Currently, the legal size newsletters have to be copied at the print shop for considerably more than a copy printed from the computer.. stated that he would speak with.. Allen Owings.. then brought up a discussion of possibly appointing an Education/Research Director to serve on the LIA Board.. Preliminary discussion will be forth coming in the upcoming months as to who would fill this position and a job description for the position.. asked the Board for an add-on agenda item.. The Board received a request from.. for LIA to consider another $1,000.. 00 donation to the Louisiana Nursery Landscape Foundation for Scholarship and Research Gala to be held in June, 2012.. There was some discussion and the Board felt that perhaps LIA could donate $500.. 00 to the Gala and donate another $500.. 00 to the LSU AgCenter for them to specifically conduct research in landscape irrigation.. stated that he would discuss this concept with.. There being no more business, Marianne Joye moved, seconded by Jack Hopper, to adjourn the meeting.. Motion carried and the meeting concluded at 9:30 P.. Top.. Board of Directors Minutes Addendum.. LIA Board of Directors Action.. December 30, 2011.. Ansel Rankins with LDAF in early December 2011 requested that the LIA Board recommend three individuals in prioritized order as nominees to serve on the Horticulture Commission representing Landscape Irrigation Contractors.. President, Wayne Orton polled the Board on December 6, 2011 and asked them to vote on their preference.. Via email, and phone calls, on December 30, 2011, Wayne Orton, John R.. Kavanaugh, Jack Hopper, Danny Mobley and Marianne Joye voted for the following:.. 1.. 2.. 3.. To serve on the Horticulture Commission representing Landscape Irrigation Contractors.. Julie Mouch Broussard on December 13, 2011 voted for the following:.. Consequently, the LIA official nominees according to the vote and Wayne Orton’s approval were Jack Hopper, Wayne Orton and Julie Mouch Broussard.. A letter to Commissioner, Mike Strain was sent on December 30, 2011 nominating the above individuals.. Title.. Minutes March 13 2012.. Download.. Minutes October 4 2011.. Minutes October 5 2010.. Minutes July 1 2010.. Minutes Addendum Dec 30 2011.. Annual Meeting Minutes October 5 2011.. Minutes February 16 2011.. Minutes June 29 2011..

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  • Title: Policies
    Descriptive info: Articles of Incorporation.. By-Laws.. Conflict of Interest Policy.. ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION.. FOR.. LOUISIANA IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION.. Revised October 5, 2011.. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.. STATE OF.. LOUISIANA.. PARISH OF SABINE.. BE IT KNOW, that on the dates hereinafter stated before me, the undersigned Notaries Public in and for the Parish and State aforesaid, personally came and appeared the undersigned parties of full age of majority whose signatures are subscribed who declare, in the presence of the undersigned competent witnesses that, availing themselves of the provisions of the Louisiana Nonprofit Corporation law, Louisiana R.. 12:201-12:269 (1950 as amended), they do hereby organize a nonprofit corporation under and in accordance with these Articles of Incorporation as follows:.. ARTICLE.. I.. NAME.. The name of this corporation is LOUISIANA IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION.. ARTICLE II.. PURPOSE.. This corporation is organized and it shall be operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, entertainment and recreational, including, for such purposes, the making of distribution to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).. The Louisiana Irrigation Association’s principal objective is to promote sound irrigation practices.. The additional objectives herein shall be commensurate with proper and legal objectives of such societies and trade associations, which shall be consistent with the public interest as well as the interest of the irrigation industry.. They include:.. (A) Promoting the development, proper design, use and acceptance of irrigation equipment, facilities and systems.. (B) Promoting the use of irrigation for turf and ornamental horticulture.. (C) Collecting and dissemination educational information regarding irrigation to Members of the Association, allied industries, organizations, agencies and to the public.. (D) Encouraging a cooperative relationship among all segments of the industry, for the ultimate benefit of all concerned.. (E) Working closely with government,.. regulating bodies and municipalities to adopt uniform codes and requirements regarding system design, backflow prevention and watering techniques.. ARTICLE III REGISTERED OFFICE.. The location of its registered office is Louisiana Irrigation Association,.. 12315 Texas Highway.. , Many,.. 71449.. ARTICLE IV REGISTERED AGENT.. The corporation’s registered agent for service of process shall be Gloria Loetscher (same address as above).. ARTICLE V.. BASIS OF ORGANIZATION.. This corporation shall be a nonprofit corporation and shall have no capital stock.. It shall be operated and maintained by such dues and contributions as the Membership shall make and as the Board of Directors shall determine to be necessary or acceptable for the proper functioning of the corporation.. Under no circumstances shall any of the net earnings or assets of the corporation inure to be distributed to the benefit of its Members, Directors, Officers or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article II hereof.. An Executive Secretary shall be employed by the Board of Directors and shall be solely responsible to the Board.. Notwithstanding, any other provisions of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).. There shall be (4) categories of Members of this corporation and Membership shall be evidenced by Certificates of Membership.. (A) Regular Membership (Contractor/Technical), voting:.. Any corporation, partnership, firm or person engaged in or owning or operating a Landscape Irrigation business having a definite location of business with appropriate facilities and having been actively engaged in the Landscape Irrigation design, instillation and maintenance business in a reputable, trustworthy and ethical manner shall be eligible for Regular Membership.. (B) Associate Membership (Distributor/Rep), voting:.. Associate Members shall be reputable persons, firms or corporations actively engaged in the selling or representing the selling of irrigation supplies and or equipment.. (C) Affiliate Membership (Employee of a Member), non-voting:.. A person or persons employed by an existing member shall be eligible for Affiliate Membership.. (D) Student, Government or Educational Institution Membership, non-voting:.. Any student actively enrolled on a full time basis in a.. university and majoring in landscape irrigation or closely related field, or any person actively employed by a governmental agency or educational institution and having a job responsibility in landscape irrigation or a closely allied field shall be eligible for this Membership.. Voting Rights:.. Each Regular and Associate Member shall have one vote and all these Members shall have equal rights and privileges, provided.. However, in no event shall there be more than one vote per Member.. Revocation of Membership:.. Membership may be revoked by 2/3 majority vote of the Board of Directors based on any Member being cited and fined by the LDAF Horticulture Commission or being indicted and found guilty of criminal activity or other activity not in the best interest or intent of the Louisiana Irrigation Association.. ARTICLE VI.. DURATION.. The corporation shall enjoy perpetual corporate existence unless sooner dissolved in accordance with law.. Upon dissolution of the corporation, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all of the liabilities of the corporation, transfer all of the remaining assets of the corporation to an entity qualified under section 501(c)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).. ARTICLE VII.. DIRECTORS & OFFICERS.. The management of this corporation shall be vested in a Board of Directors which shall consist of not less than three (3) nor more that seven (7) Members in good standing of the corporation to be elected by the Membership of the corporation at the Annual Meeting of the corporation.. Members of the Board of Directors shall serve two (2) year terms but may serve successive terms.. The Board of Directors shall elect a President and a Vice-President from the Board’s Membership.. annually.. to serve until the next Board shall be duly elected as herein provided.. The immediate Past President shall serve for a.. one (1).. year term following his/her Presidency.. The first Board of Directors of the corporation and its first Officers shall be those persons stated in Articles IX and X hereof and they shall serve until the first Annual Meeting to be held as set out herein.. ARTICLE VIII.. ANNUAL MEETING.. The Annual Meeting of the Voting Members of the corporation shall be held annually.. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to alter the Meeting date with reasonable notice to the Members.. ARTICLE IX.. FIRST DIRECTORS.. The names and addresses of the first Directors are as follows:.. Mike Gray.. 385 Northwood Drive.. West Monroe.. 71291.. 318-396-1508.. Charlie McCorkle.. 120 Honeysuckle Drive.. 318-396-6072.. Gloria Loetscher.. Many,.. 318-256-1222.. The first Directors shall serve a term of  ...   f.. rom two consecutive Meetings without due cause.. Article I.. Purpose.. The purpose of the conflict of interest policy is to protect this tax-exempt organization's (Organization) interest when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of an officer or director of the Organization or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction.. This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state and federal laws governing conflict of interest applicable to nonprofit and charitable orgahizations.. Article II.. Definitions.. Interested Person.. Any director, principal officer, or member of a committee with governing board delegated powers, who has a direct or indirect financial interest, as defined below, is an interested person.. Financial Interest.. A person has a financial interest if the person has, directly or indirectly, through business, investment, or family:.. A.. An ownership or investment interest in any entity with which the Organization has a transaction or arrangement,.. B.. A compensation arrangement with the Organization or with any entity or individual with which the Organization has a transaction or arrangement, or.. C.. A potential ownership or investment interest in, or compensation arrangement with, any entity or individual with which the Organization is negotiating a transaction or arrangement.. Compensation includes direct and indirect remuneration as well as gifts or favors that are not insubstantial.. A financial interest is not necessarily a conflict of interest.. Under Article III, Section 2, a person who has a financial interest may have a conflict of interest only if the appropriate governing board or committee decides that a conflict of interest exists.. Article III.. Procedures.. Duty to Disclose.. In connection with any actual or possible conflict of interest, an interested person must disclose the existence of the financial interest and be given the opportunity to disclose all material facts to the directors and members of committees with governing board delegated powers considering the proposed transaction or arrangement.. Determining Whether a Conflict of Interest Exists.. After disclosure of the financial interest and all material facts, and after any discussion with the interested person, he/she shall leave the governing board or committee meeting while the determination of a conflict of interest is discussed and voted upon.. The remaining board or committee members shall decide if a conflict of interest exists.. Procedures for Addressing the Conflict of Interest.. An interested person may make a presentation at the governing board or committee meeting, but after the presentation, he/she.. shall leave the meeting during the discussion of, and the vote on, the transaction or arrangement involving the possible conflict of interest.. The chairperson of the governing board or committee shall, if appropriate, appoint a disinterested person or committee to investigate alternatives to the proposed transaction or arrangement.. After exercising due diligence, the governing board or committee shall determine whether the Organization can obtain with.. reasonable efforts a more advantageous transaction or arrangement from a person or entity that would not give rise to a conflict of interest.. D.. If a more advantageous transaction or arrangement is not reasonably possible under circumstances not producing a conflict of interest, the governing board or committee shall determine by a majority vote of the disinterested directors whether the transaction or arrangement is in the Organization's best interest, for its own benefit, and whether it is fair and reasonable.. In conformity with the above determination it shall make its decision as to whether to enter into the transaction or arrangement.. 4.. Violations of the Conflicts of Interest Policy.. If the governing board or committee has reasonable cause to believe a member has failed to disclose actual or possible conflicts of interest, it shall inform the member of the basis for such belief and afford the member an opportunity to explain the alleged failure to disclose.. If, after hearing the member's response and after making further investigation as warranted by the circumstances, the governing board or committee determines the member has failed to disclose an actual or possible conflict of interest, it shall take appropriate disciplinary and corrective action.. Article IV.. Records of Proceedings.. The minutes of the governing board and all committees with board delegated powers shall contain:.. The names of the persons who disclosed or otherwise were found to have a financial interest in connection with an actual or possible conflict of interest, the nature of the financial interest, any action taken to determine whether a conflict of interest was present, and the governing board's or committee's decision as to whether a conflict of interest in fact existed.. The names of the persons who were present for discussions and votes relating to the transaction or arrangement, the content of the discussion, including any alternatives to the proposed transaction or arrangement, and a record of any votes taken in connection with the proceedings.. Article V.. Compensation.. A voting member of the governing board who receives compensation, directly or indirectly, from the Organization for services is precluded from voting on matters pertaining to that member's compensation.. A voting member of any committee whose jurisdiction includes compensation matters and who receives compensation, directly or indirectly, from the Organization for services is precluded from voting on matters pertaining to that member's compensation.. No voting member of the governing board or any committee whose jurisdiction includes compensation matters and who receives compensation, directly or indirectly, from the Organization, either individually or collectively, is prohibited from providing information to any committee regarding compensation.. Article VI.. Annual Statements.. Each director, principal officer and member of a committee with governing board delegated powers shall annually sign a statement which affirms such person:.. Has received a copy of the conflicts of interest policy,.. Has read and understands the policy,.. Has agreed to comply with the policy, and.. Understands the Organization is charitable and in order to maintain its federal tax exemption it must engage primarily in activities which accomplish one or more of its tax-exempt purposes.. Article VII.. Periodic Reviews.. To ensure the Organization operates in a manner consistent with charitable purposes and does not engage in activities that could jeopardize its tax-exempt status, periodic reviews shall be conducted.. The periodic reviews shall, at a minimum, include the following subjects:.. Whether compensation arrangements and benefits are reasonable, based on competent survey information, and the result of arm's length bargaining.. Whether partnerships, joint ventures, and arrangements with management organizations conform to the Organization's written policies, are properly recorded, reflect reasonable investment or payments for goods and services, further charitable purposes and do not result in inurement, impermissible private benefit or in an excess benefit transaction.. Article VIII.. Use of Outside Experts.. When conducting the periodic reviews as provided for in Article VII, the Organization may, but need not, use outside advisors.. If outside experts are used, their use shall not relieve the governing board of its responsibility for ensuring periodic reviews are conducted..

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  • Title: Join
    Descriptive info: Joining is easy!.. Why become a member?.. A membership with the.. Louisiana Irrigation Association.. is a mark of quality for your business.. Members of the.. LIA.. also enjoy a variety benefits, perks and services which are listed below.. Read on for more information!.. Benefits.. Facts About the Organization.. Membership Levels and Fees.. Fill Out the Application.. No matter what industry you are involved in, keeping in contact with other individuals in your line of work can only be a benefit.. For this reason the Louisiana Irrigation Association (LIA) was formed.. LIA strives to service members with the utmost in professionalism, experience and consideration through every aspect of the experience with the Association.. Regardless of what your role in the industry: contractor, manufacturer, distributor, service company or consultant - LIA provides numerous benefits for its membership.. Enhanced Reputation.. As an LIA member you will be recognized as a professional, distinguishing yourself as part of an elite group from the irrigation industry.. Industry strength is gained through association with other irrigation professionals.. Protection from Unreasonable Regulation.. The LIA expects to have a significant impact on legislation at the state level.. LIA will get your message through to lawmakers on issues affecting the irrigation industry on your behalf.. For example: LIA is working to develop and to implement an appropriate licensing law.. The LIA Logo.. Membership allows you the privilege of exhibiting the association's logo as a symbol of your professionalism and commitment to excellence.. The LIA Newsletter.. Published quarterly, this newsletter keeps you up-to-date on what's happening in the irrigation industry on the state and local level, changes in state and local regulations, and new products -- as well as specific business management and technical tips.. There is little doubt that an LIA membership is definitely worth your investment.. For more information on becoming a  ...   and Forestry (LDAF).. Discounted irrigation publications.. Business listing in the annual membership directory.. LIA is an affiliate member of the.. Irrigation Association.. The Louisiana Irrigation Association (LIA) was founded in 2005 primarily to provide classroom training for Landscape Irrigation Contractors to be proficiently trained enough to pass the Louisiana Department of Agriculture Forestry’s (LDAF) Landscape Irrigation Contractors license exam.. In addition every three years LDAF requires that Landscape Irrigation Contractors must be recertified by taking an 8 hour irrigation training course in order to renew their license.. LIA provides classroom recertification training every year to help Landscape Irrigation Contractors satisfy LDAF’s requirement (CEU’s) for training.. LIA also helps to promote efficient irrigation practices to other agencies, organizations, irrigation contractors, the irrigation industry and the general population through proper design, installation and management of irrigation systems through our quarterly newsletter, The Louisiana Irrigator and the LIA website www.. l-i-a.. org.. LIA works on a cooperative basis with other national, state and regional ‘Green Industry’ organizations which include:.. The Irrigation Association.. Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association.. Northwest Nursery and Landscape Association.. Southeast Louisiana Nursery Association.. Nursery and Landscape Association Executives of North America.. In addition LIA enjoys an enhanced cooperative relationship with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture Forestry, the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation and benefits from Research and Extension through the LSU AgCenter.. The.. invites you to join this active organization.. Simply visit the.. Application Page.. and become an.. member today!.. LIA.. has a calendar-year dues structure as follows:.. TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP.. Regular [Contractor/Technical]….. ….. $100.. Associate [Distributor/Rep.. ]……….. $300.. 00.. Employee of Member [Non-voting]….. $25.. Student or Faculty [Non-voting]…….. MULTI-YEAR MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE.. One year memberships for Irrigation Contractors………………………$100.. Two year memberships for Irrigation Contractors………………………$180.. 00 (save $20.. 00).. One year memberships for Distributors/Manufacturers……….. …….. Two year memberships for Distributors/Manufacturers…….. ……….. $500.. 00 (save $100..

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  • Title: Apply Now
    Descriptive info: Joining is Quick and Easy!.. Applications may be completed digitally or on paper and mailed in.. Make sure you turn in both the form and fees!.. Make your choice from the application and renewal methods listed below to get started.. For New Applicants.. You may also download and print the paper form by clicking.. here.. For Members who need to update their information and pay dues.. For Members who only need to pay their dues.. Check and Paypal available..

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  • Title: Information Update
    Descriptive info: Contact Information.. Full Name:*.. Home Address:.. City:.. State:.. Zip:.. Business Contact Information.. Business/School Name:.. Business/School Address:.. Business City:.. Business State:.. Business Zip:.. E-mail Address:.. Home Phone:.. Business Phone:.. Fax:.. Website:.. Method of payment:*.. Personal Check.. Company Check.. Paypal.. * required..

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  • Title: News - Recent News for the Louisiana Irrigation Association
    Descriptive info: Author:.. Created:.. 11/9/2011.. Recent News for the Louisiana Irrigation Association.. By host on.. 11/29/2012.. PermaLink.. Read More.. 8/3/2012.. Pinyon pine forests near Los Alamos, N.. , had already begun to turn brown from drought stress in the image at left, in 2002.. Another photo taken in 2004 from the same vantage point, at right, shows them largely grey and dead.. Credit: Craig Allen, U.. Geological Survey.. CORVALLIS, Ore.. , July 30 (UPI) --.. The drought in western North America from 2000 to 2004 was the strongest in 800 years but may be a "new normal" for most of the coming century, scientists say.. Such climatic extremes as the extended drought that left dying forests and depleted river basins in its wake have increased as a result of global warming, a group of 10 researchers reported in Nature Geoscience.. The drought also decreased carbon sequestration by an average of 51 percent in a massive region of the western United States, Canada and Mexico, they reported.. "Climatic extremes such as this will cause more large-scale droughts and forest mortality, and the ability of vegetation to sequester carbon is going to decline," study co-author Beverly Law of Oregon State University said.. Tree-ring data showed the multiyear drought was unlike anything seen since the Middle Ages, from 977-981 and from 1146-1151, the researchers said.. But it may get even worse, they said.. "Areas that are already dry in the West are expected to get drier," Law said.. "We expect more extremes.. And it's these extreme periods that can really cause ecosystem damage, lead to climate-induced mortality of forests, and may cause some areas to convert from forest into shrublands or grassland.. ".. These long-term trends are consistent with a 21st century "megadrought," the researchers said.. Read more:.. http://www.. upi.. com/Science_News/2012/07/30/North-America-may-face-megadrought/UPI-92241343679918/#ixzz22WZ3ApQs.. Economic conditions continue to improve across the country, albeit in the fashion of a plow horse, not a racehorse – slow and steady.. This spring season has been a mixed one in terms of the green industry with some seeing a strong sales season and some not-so-stellar.. Now that the rush of spring is over, it is the perfect time to do some correction of errors and look at strategic opportunities for the future.. Click through for the video.. 6/26/2012.. Washington, D.. C.. — Larry Smith, general manager of Lurvey Landscape Supply of Des Plaines, Illinois, testified on June 25 before a Congressional committee field hearing looking into the impact of high fuel prices and price uncertainty on small business job creation.. The opportunity came when House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access chairman Joe Walsh (R-IL) invited the American Nursery Landscape Association (ANLA) to provide a green industry witness.. Lurvey distributes a wide array of plants and landscape products to professional customers from three locations in the Chicago area, and retails garden plants and supplies to the general public from its headquarters location.. Smith, in his testimony, described how fuel surcharges have become the norm and a significant portion of the cost of doing business.. Surcharges plus price uncertainty have forced Lurvey to carry less inventory, and to quote prices on a per-job basis, which can lead to delays and frustration.. These factors have also made employers reluctant to hire, dampening a badly-needed jobs turnaround.. Asked by Rep.. Walsh to describe the current state of the economy in the industry, Smith replied, “we are still on the bottom and treading water.. ” Rep.. Walsh then asked what the company is doing to adjust to the high fuel prices? “Lower margins and  ...   additional incentive to circumvent our laws; and second, no one should want a government big enough to round up that many people.. Commissioner Staples’ leadership on immigration and border issues led the National Association of State Departments (NASDA) to designate him chairman of a task force to develop an immigration and border security policy.. The adoption of the policy by SASDA is the next step toward the anticipated reform of NASDA’s policy guidance to Congress on border security and workforce.. Passage of the policy amendment signals a significant reform for the group, which advocates for the agricultural industry at the federal level.. “We should recognize we have a current and longstanding pathway to citizenship, it is legal immigration,” Commissioner Staples said.. “Our federal government has failed at securing our border and providing a legal workforce.. Mixing citizenship with legal workforce reform is an affront to the many new Americans who followed our laws and obtained legal citizenship.. It simply sends the wrong message to suggest our country isn't serious about fixing this problem once and for all.. “By passage of a resolution put forth by Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples and passed unanimously by its members at its recent annual meeting, the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture addressed worker availability for agricultural producers across the United States,” said South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture and President of SASDA Hugh E.. Weathers.. “By this action, SASDA affirms its desire to be a part of finding a solution to this pressing challenge.. “Resolving our guest labor dilemma is an urgent need of all of American agricultural producers,” said Brad Bouma with Select Milk Producers.. “The consumer is the ultimate loser if we have to depend on foreign food supplies.. ” Select Milk has been representing milk producers in Texas and New Mexico, who have been working for workforce and immigration reform in Washington D.. Key provisions of the policy include:.. The failed Work Visa system must be changed immediately.. Rather than amnesty, Congress should implement a Penalty-Not-Pardon policy for persons without proper authorization to live and work in the United States.. Existing persons without authorization to live and work in the United States should first obtain a conditional status with the following strict requirements:.. o Come forward, fully report and pay a considerable and just fine;.. o Demonstrate verifiable employment or be currently enrolled in a qualified post-secondary training program or higher education institution;.. o Submit to a criminal background check.. The federal government should ensure adequate infrastructure is in place along the U.. border to facilitate the legal movement of people and goods at international ports of entry.. Employers and businesses should have access to an improved E-Verify, or comparable identification system that is reliable; available for preclearance of new applicants; and able to reduce burdens on employers and their role in enforcing immigration laws.. Citizenship requirements should not be changed.. The Border Security and Legal Workforce Reform policy proposal will be considered by the full NASDA delegation this fall.. To read the full policy plan click.. Archive.. December 2012.. Sun.. Mon.. Tue.. Wed.. Thu.. Fri.. Sat.. 25.. 26.. 27.. 28.. 29.. 30.. 5.. 6.. 7.. 8.. 9.. 10.. 11.. 12.. 13.. 14.. 15.. 16.. 17.. 18.. 19.. 20.. 21.. 22.. 23.. 24.. 31.. Monthly.. November, 2012 (1).. August, 2012 (2).. June, 2012 (3).. May, 2012 (2).. April, 2012 (7).. March, 2012 (4).. November, 2011 (7).. Go.. Search Blog.. Keywords.. Phrase.. Categories.. Education (1).. Legislation (17).. Obituaries (1).. Press Releases (3).. Trade Show (1).. Tags.. ANLA (2).. irrigation association (1).. 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  • Title: Certification
    Descriptive info: Available Courses.. January 22, 2013.. Overview of.. Backflow Prevention.. Ralph and Kacoo's Restaurant.. 6110 Bluebonnet Blvd.. Baton Rouge, LA 70809.. Irrigation Basics for Landscape Irrigation Contractors.. March 13 14, 2013.. June 5 6, 2013.. Back Flow Prevention.. Programs.. (aka Water Supply Protection Specialist).. FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY:.. The following is a list of approved water supply protection specialist programs.. The LIA does not conduct these programs.. If interested in enrolling, please contact one of the organizations listed.. Click Here to View  ...   0VERVIEW OF BACKFLOW PREVENTION.. One Day Recertification Training.. JANUARY 22, 2013.. Go to the LSU AgCenter site to read the many presentations there concerning Irrigaiton Basics for Landscape Irrigation.. There is also information regarding two day workshops that are presented.. Click here.. APPROVED BACKFLOW PREVENTION PROGRAMS.. (aka WATER SUPPLY PROTECTION SPECIALIST).. FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY: The following is a list of approved water supply protection specialist programs.. Click Here to View the LA State Plumbing Board Approved Backflow Prevention Training List..

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