Melaleuca Convention 2016 Gala

Every year, Melaleuca Convention is capped off by the Gala Awards Banquet. It is easily the biggest night of the year at Melaleuca, and this year we’re live streaming the event for the first time ever.

The live stream includes pre-recorded interviews and highlights from all three days of Convention; a look inside the Melaleuca Product Hall, including the amazing new products that were launched Day 1 of Convention; pre-Gala “red carpet” interviews; and complete live coverage of the Gala.

Watch as Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot sits down for a one-on-one interview to discuss Melaleuca’s growth. “A hundred-and-fifty-five-thousand new households joined us just last month,” Frank says. “We’re growing like a rocket ship.”

In the interview, Frank also talks about the reason Melaleuca holds an annual Convention. It’s all about creating an environment where people can change their lives, he says. “This is a forum where people can think deeply about where they are in life, be thinking deeply about what life is about, learn how to take charge of their own lives, and hopefully makes some decisions that they are going to do exactly that,” Frank says. “A lot of people go forward from this point—from Convention—and change their life.”

East Idaho News’ Nate Eaton also interviewed several others, including Melaleuca President McKay Christensen, Melaleuca Marketing Executives and customers, and singer and The Voice contestant Brian Nhira. Each of these interviews is included in the Gala live stream video.

For over 30 years, Melaleuca has been manufacturing and selling quality consumable products including vitamins and supplements, health foods and fitness products, non-toxic, environmentally friendly and super-concentrated household cleaners, and more. These wellness products are made with the finest ingredients and a balance of science and nature to help customers live longer, healthier, more vibrant lives. Since the beginning, Melaleuca’s mission has been “Enhancing the lives of those we touch by helping people reach their goals.”

Melaleuca Convention 2016 – Day 3

Melaleuca Convention 2016 – Day 2

Convention Live Blog 2016 – Day 1

CEO Frank VanderSloot Receives Horatio Alger Award

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished American

Last week in Washington, D.C., Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court presented Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot with the Horatio Alger Award. This prestigious honor recognizes Frank as a “Distinguished American” whose work has contributed to free enterprise and has inspired people to achieve the American Dream.

Almost 30 years ago, Frank founded Melaleuca to help typical American families get ahead in life. Because of his unwavering commitment to Melaleuca’s mission of enhancing lives, hundred of thousands of families receive a Melaleuca check every month. Frank has always served as a champion of the “little guy.” Thanks to his vision, Melaleuca is successfully helping thousands of “little guys” reach their goals.

The Horatio Alger Award is given annually to accomplished American leaders who have not only overcome significant adversity to achieve success in their own lives, but who are dedicated to higher education, philanthropy, and helping others reach their dreams. Former recipients of this award are Ronald Reagan, Buzz Aldrin, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, Dwight Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, Tom Landry, Ray Kroc, Lou Dobbs, and Tom Selleck. A nonprofit educational organization, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans honors these outstanding leaders while also encouraging young people to achieve their goals through higher education by providing them with over $110 million in need-based college scholarships.

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished American


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Feeding the Hungry

Boy Scout Food Drive

Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot looks over stacks of donations raised during this year’s Scouting for Food drive and takes a photo with a young Boy Scout volunteer and two leaders from the BSA’s Grand Teton Council.

Did you know that Melaleuca has helped to raise 2,350 tons of food and served hundreds of thousands of families in need? For 25 years, we’ve supported a cause that’s delivered more than 7.5 million canned items to local food banks.

Boy Scout Food Drive

Boy Scouts throughout Southeast Idaho and Western Wyoming led a successful food drive on Saturday that produced hundreds of thousands of canned goods for local food shelters and pantries. Melaleuca has sponsored the Scouting for Food drive for the last 25 years.

Melaleuca has served as the lead sponsor for the Scouting for Food drive in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)’s Grand Teton District. This service project covers all of the communities spread throughout Southeast Idaho and Western Wyoming. Organizing this annual event is no small feat. The Scouts recognize that 32,000 hours are typically volunteered by 10,000 youth and adult leaders each year.

As the main sponsor, Melaleuca assumes all of the food drive’s costs. It builds awareness with the public by advertising the event and developing promotional materials that go to roughly 200,000 households. Because of Melaleuca’s efforts, people know when to leave a donation on their front porch for a Boy Scout to pick up for the food pantry.

Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot has supported Scouting for Food ever since it began in 1989. “Hunger is a problem we can do something about by working together. This meaningful project plays a role in helping hungry children and providing nutrition to the disabled, the elderly, the homeless and the unemployed. It’s motivating to watch the community’s tremendous response to this event,” he said.

Fortunately, people gave generously once again. This year’s Scouting for Food drive raised more than 390,500 canned items. You can read the full story at here.

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