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RDIA Annual Meetings

2011 Annual Meeting

RDIA Annual Meeting &
Cloth Diaper Business Conference

Together We Can

September 26-28, 2011 - Mon-Weds
Louisville, Kentucky Exposition Center (meetings)
Crowne Plaza Hotel (hospitality suite)
after the ABC Kids show

Keynote from
The Handmade Toy Alliance 
(associate member)

Free for RDIA members
After August 25, a small late fee applies
Nominal fee for additional guests
$110 for non-members

Hospitality Suite
Network with other industry professionals
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sept 22 - 28

Register Today!

Mon, Sept 26
(final day of ABC Show)

Diaper Service Operations Seminar
Anyone who operates or wants to operate a diaper service is welcome to attend this seminar. Requires separate registration.
10:00AM – 3:00PM
Judy Aagard (Tiny Tots Diaper Service & Baby Boutique)

Hospitality Suite
4:00PM – late
Crowne Plaza (check with registration for room #)

No-host Event
6:30PM - 9:00PM
Belle of Louisville Dinner and Sightseeing Cruise
Port: 4th Street Wharf - Downtown Louisville, Kentucky
Departs promptly at 7:00, returns at 9:00pm
$40 per adult, $23 per child under 13
**Pre-payment by is required prior to August 25th**
RSVP on your registration form. Space is limited.

The Steamer Belle of Louisville, a National Historic Landmark and The Riverboat Spirit of Jefferson serve as the western anchor of Louisville's award winning Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. With the playing of her calliope, the Belle, now in her 95th year, continues to beckon one and all to join her on a journey back to the time when she carried passengers and goods to ports all along the beautiful Ohio River. The majestic Ohio River, the major link between the bustling cities of the East Coast and the mighty Mississippi River, was greatly instrumental in shaping the future of the city of Louisville and to this day still captures the imagination of all who visit. Join us for a historic river cruise and buffet dinner from 6:30-9:00PM!

Tues, Sept 27 - morning

Board Meeting
7:00 – 8:00AM

Light Breakfast & Registration

8:00 – 9:00AM

9:00 – 10:20AM
Includes vote on bylaw changes

Category Meetings
10:30AM – 12:00PM
Diaper Services
Manufacturers & Small Manufacturers (artisans)

12:15– 2:00PM 

Handmade Toy Alliance
Dan Marshall (Peapods Natural Toys)
Mary Newell (Terrapin Toys)

Tues, Sept 27 - afternoon Session A - 2:15 - 3:30PM

2:15 – 3:30PM
Leah Carter (Better for Babies / little beetle)

Diaper Service Accreditation   
2:15 – 3:30PM
Kim Webb (Rockin Green Soap)

Talking Business 
2:15 – 3:30PM
Michelle Redmon (SCORE/SBA Louisville)

Tues, Sept 27 - afternoon Session B - 3:45 - 5:00PM

What I Wish I'd Known about Customer Service 
3:45 - 5:00PM
Panel discussion. Storytelling session. 
Moderator, Lori Taylor (Fuzbaby)

Replanning Your Business
3:45 - 5:00PM
David Oetken (SCORE/SBA Louisville)

Tues, Sept 27 - afternoon Session C - 5:15 - 6:15PM

Don't DO Social, BE Social
5:15 - 6:15PM
Lori Taylor (Fuzbaby)

Tues, Sept 27 - evening            

6:30 – 7:30PM

Product Showcase Breakdown

No-host Dinner
8:00PM onward

Lynn's Pasadise Cafe
984 Barret Ave.
Louisville, Kentucky
RSVP on your registration form so we have an accurate head count. We understand that plans change, and this venue will do it's best to accommodate last minute changes.

Louisville's own Lynn Winter opened her little slice of paradise more than a decade ago and has since become a national attraction and local treasure. As unique and quirky as Lynn herself, Lynn's Paradise Cafe offers the tastiest "down home" cooking, the wackiest decor, and genuine southern hospitality.

Hospitality Suite
8:00PM – late
Crowne Plaza (check with registration for room #)

Weds, Sept 28 - morning

Working Committees Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00AM

Weds, Sept 28 - morning Session D - 9:00 - 10:20AM

Branding: Who Do You Want to Be?
9:00 – 10:20AM
Kim Webb (Rockin Green Soap)

Incentives & Subsidies
9:00 – 10:20AM
Heather McNamara (Real Diaper Association)

Weds, Sept 28 - morning Session E - 10:30 - 11:45AM

Laundry Science
10:30 - 11:45AM
Steve Tinker (President, American Reusable Textile Association)


Why an Annual Meeting?

RDIA is an association of the members, our businesses.  The people representing those businesses vote to elect a board that will govern the organization, and they meet annually to conduct member business.

Article II, Members.

Section 13. Meetings of Members.

(a) Place of Meetings. Meetings of the members shall be held in any place designated by the Board. In the absence of any such designation, members' meetings shall be held at the corporation's principal office.

(b) Annual Meeting. An annual meeting of the members shall be held each year at a time and location determined by the Board. At this meeting, any proper business may be transacted, subject to any limitations in law or these bylaws. Written notice of the annual meeting shall be given to all members of the corporation, and the board of directors, in accordance with the procedures provided in subsections (d) and (e) below. Only voting members of RDIA as described in Section 1 above may  vote at the RDIA annual membership meeting.

See the RDIA Bylaws for more details about membership and meetings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the 2011 annual meeting after the ABC Show has concluded?

The Annual Meeting Committee has decided to hold the annual meeting after the ABC Show concludes in order to accommodate more manufacturers.  Unfortunately, many manufacturers have to spend the majority of their time at their booths during the ABC Kids Expo, which prevents them from being able to fully attend the RDIA meetings.  We understand that this does require extra time and money to stay for two more days. As an organization, we want to be sure that we are accommodating all members as best as possible.

Diaper service members who wouldn't regularly attend the ABC Kids Expo are welcome to come early for a Diaper Service Operations Seminar on Monday, September 26th, the final day of the ABC Show, before the rest of the RDIA meetings begin.
We are working hard to make this an exciting and memorable event for RDIA members.  We hope that you will consider attending.

I've registered for myself. Now there are a couple more people from my business that I would like to bring. How do I get them signed up and paid for? 

To change or cancel your registration, contact Rachel at She can help you register your guests and make your payment.

Will I receive a confirmation that I have registered?

Yes, a confirmation is sent automatically when you register.

To what address to I mail my payment if I'm paying by check?

Your confirmation email includes the correct address. 

RDIA Treasurer
9713 South 600 West
Sandy, UT 84070

Can I fax my registration? 

No. Please register online.

I don't remember the email that is linked to my RDIA membership. What should I do? 

Go to the RDIA member directory, and look up your business. The email listed is the email you should use to login to the RDIA site. While you are there, you may want to check your membership details to be sure they are up to date.

New for 2011

If you have an invention or are looking for products to carry, the product showcase is for you.

The purpose of the product showcase is to give RDIA members (particularly diaper service operators and retailers that might not attend the ABC show) the opportunity to see diapering and other baby-related products. Manufacturers have the opportunity to showcase their products to a targeted audience

More on the Product Showcase.

If you are currently operating a diaper service or interested in doing so and want to spend dedicated time focused on diaper service specific topics, this pre-conference seminar is for you. Space is limited. The cost is $35 which covers the meeting room, lunch and handouts. 


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2011 Annual Meeting Committee

Laura Gately (Blessed Bums Organic Diaper Delivery), Chair
Judy Aagard (Tiny Tots Diaper Service and Baby Boutique), Board Liaison
Matt Guckin (Diaper Junction)
Shirley Murdock (Bummis)
Rachel Aube (RDIA admin)

The committee has been working hard to use suggestions of members, and they have come up with some excellent topics and speakers for our breakout sessions.


Give two hours at the meetings.

The Committee needs your help to make the annual meeting a success.  Can you donate a few hours of your time during the meeting to help with registration, set up, or documentation?  Contact Rachel at

Past Meetings

  • 2010, GREEN your business. Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 2009, Cloth Diaper Business Conference and RDIA Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 2008, First RDIA Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 2007, Reusable Diaper Manufacturers Group meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada

Real Diaper Industry Association is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit advancing, networking and promoting the cloth diaper industry.
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