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Nominating Committee Report


Slate of Directors and Officers for 2011


President Bob Cragen issued a call for nominations at the July 22, 2010 meeting of the Board of Directors.  A report on the progress of the Nominating Committee was made to the Executive Committee on August 26, 2010.  The Nominating Committee met on Thursday, September 30, 2010 to consider nominees for the 2011 Directors, Officers and Executive Committee of the Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute. 


The Committee submits the following slate of candidates for Directors for approval by the Board of Directors and election by the membership:


Nominated for three-year terms on the Board of Directors:

Place 1                                     Lee Lydick

Place 2                                     Telea Stafford

Place 3                                     Tom Tyler

Place 4                                     Andrew Springate (DPSG)

Place 5                                     Michael Brown

Place 6                                     Richard Kaga

Place 7                                     Randy Slaughter

Nominated for a two-year term on the Board of Directors:

Place 17                                   Gary Smith


Nominated for one-year term on the Board of Directors:

Place 12                                   Bill Hall Jr.


Nominated for membership as a Distinguished Director (one-year term):

Frank Alexander, Jim Ball, Gaylan Beavers, Robert Borchgardt, Charles Brizius

Virginia Clements, Jim Clifton, Bob Cragen, Larry Dagley, Claude Ervin, James Hardwick

Jack Kilduff, Wilton Lanning, Scott Livesay, Robert O'Beirne, Bill Tilghman, Jim L. Turner

Jim Westberry


Nominated for membership as an Ex-officio members of the Board of Directors (one-year term):

Calvin Smith (Consultant); B.J. Greaves (Architect); and John Fletcher (Marketing)


The Committee submits the following slate of candidates for Officers and Executive Committee for approval by the Board of Directors and election by the membership:


Nominated to be an officer of the Board of Directors:

President Elect: Pat Cargill (President for 2012)

Vice President: Tom Tyler

Secretary: Janet McCarty

Treasurer: Frank Alexander

Past President Matt Morrison

Jim Clifton (President for 2011 elected at last year’s Annual Meeting)


Nominated for membership on the Executive Committee:

Charles Brizius, Felicia Goodman, Richard Kaga, Angie Wallander, Jim Westberry





Dr Pepper Museum Mourns the Loss of Sharon Brizius  

Sharon Brizius, former president of the 10-2-4 Club and long-time supporter of the Dr Pepper Museum, passed away on Thursday, August 5th.  Sharon was the wife of board member Charles Brizius and mother to Charles Albert Brizius III (and his wife Kathleen Middleton Brizius) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, grandmother of Alexandra Middleton Brizius, Caroline Grace Brizius, Charles Albert Brizius IV and Thomas Dalton Brizius, and aunt of Richard Brent Williams and Shannon Leigh Gillmore.   After growing up in Temple, Texas, Sharon graduated from Mary Hardin-Baylor University in Belton, Texas with a degree in Education.  For over 20 years, Sharon was a dedicated and loving high school teacher who inspired her students and peers in both Lancaster and DeSoto, Texas.  Her love and kindness for others will always be with us.  Interment will be private.  A public memorial service will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, August 10th at the Cox Chapel of Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Sharon K. Brizius can be made to the Dr Pepper Museum, 300 S. 5th Street, Waco, Texas 76701.  

Sharon will be deeply missed by all her Dr Pepper friends.



The Dr Pepper Museum is celebrating Grandparents!  Grandparents can visit the Dr Pepper Museum for the kid's price when they bring their grandchildren in on, Tuesday, August 24, 2010.

Travel back in time with your grand kids at the Museum when you see the earliest forms of bottling equipment and bottles!  Walk through the Old Corner Drugstore and hear from the audio-anamatronic Doc Alderton, the inventor of Dr Pepper.  Visit the Free Enterprise Institute and see the contributions W.W. Foots Clements made to the Dr Pepper Company and the free enterprise system of economics.

Ever wonder where money comes from and why we use it? Find out at Moneyville, the Dr Pepper Museum's new interactive exhibit. Moneyville teaches all you need to know about money, its history, and more. Play the stock market, run a lemonade stand, and put your face on a million dollar bill. This exciting new exhibit will have you seeing money in a whole new way!

Before you leave, treat the kids to a Dr Pepper float from the Soda Fountain and a visit to the Gift Shop full of Dr Pepper memorabilia!



Where can you play the stock market, run your own lemonade stand, put your face on a million dollar bill, and see samples of currency from pounds to pesos? In Moneyville, that’s where! This exciting new traveling exhibit opened at the Dr Pepper Museum on June 5, 2010.

Moneyville, which is designed for visitors of all ages, uses the fascinating subject of money to build math skills and promote economic literacy in a fun and immersive urban landscape. Colorful backdrops include cartoon-like structures of a bank, a grocery store, a movie theater, an anti-counterfeiting lab, and even a lemonade stand. The 2,000-square-foot exhibit has hands-on, interactive games that teach kids and adults about money and economics, while showing them that learning about these important subjects can actually be fun!

Money is an attention-getting topic and offers a great way to teach math concepts. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics says that the need to understand and use math in everyday life and in the workplace has never been greater, but unfortunately, most kids don’t have the basic background information they need to move forward with confidence in their math skills.

That’s where Moneyville comes in. Whiz-bang computer games, a multitude of video screens, and eye-popping graphics help kids to understand where money comes from, how it is made, lost, spent, saved and how it connects people around the world. Visitors to Moneyville discover that economics is all about making choices. As they enjoy the exhibit’s many interactive components, visitors learn critical math and problem solving skills that can help them make real-life economic choices.

The 2,000-square-foot exhibit was created by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Recognizing the growing need for innovative ways to teach economics and math, the research and development team at OMSI came up with the idea of creating a setting for informal learning where families could explore money, math, and economics. A grant for funding was submitted to the National Science Foundation in June 2000, and was approved a year later. After research, design and prototyping, the exhibit opened at OMSI in March 2004. The grant also funded a 6,000-square-foot version of the exhibit, which will tour to larger host sites.

Five thematic areas have multiple activities, games and simulations. The overall look of the exhibit is cartoon-like, with playful facades, multi-hued panels, and colorful graphics. The exhibit has over 15 hands-on activities in five main thematic areas. Here are some examples of the fun you’ll have in Moneyville:

Find out how money is made, explore the history of money, put your face on a million dollar bill, explore security measures used in U.S. currency, and use high-tech equipment to find fake bills in an anti-counterfeiting lab.

Discover how compound interest can really add up, and see what a million dollars looks like. At the Kids Bank, children learn math basics and role-play with oversized coins and a kid-size teller window.

Learn about supply and demand as you run a “lemonade stand” and see how long you can stay in business. Take the floor of a simulated stock market and compete with other day traders as you watch for breaking news that can affect stock prices. Younger visitors open shop at the Kids Market, complete with play money, fruit and vegetables, and produce scales.

Try your hand at balancing your budget between needs and wants. Learn about the real cost of credit and discover how your budget savvy can help you in the real world.

Explore the interdependence of international trade and markets, the role of trade in world cultures, and how wealth is distributed around the world. Guess the mystery imports inside shipping crates and view a display of families and their possessions from around the world.

Come on down to Moneyville at the Dr Pepper Museum!  Exhibit runs from June 5, 2010 to September 19, 2010. 

About the Dr Pepper Museum

Built in 1906 by architect Milton Scott, the Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company was the first building dedicated to the manufacturing of Dr Pepper. Creating a Dr Pepper Museum was the vision of a few devoted enthusiasts of both Dr Pepper and its history. The Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company became the Dr Pepper Museum in 1989, then the Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute in 1997. Today it is the museum's largest artifact and a tribute to the imagination and talent that fueled Dr Pepper's success throughout the years.

The Dr Pepper Museum is located on the corner of 5th Street and Mary Avenue in downtown Waco.  It is open Monday through Saturday from 10 until 5, Sunday from Noon until 5.  The last ticket to the gallery is sold at 4:15.  For more information contact the Museum at 254.757.1024 or visit us on the web at

Moneyville was made possible by the generous support of the National Science Foundation, the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and The NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation, Inc. The exhibit was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

MONEYOPOLIS is a registered trademark of Ernst & Young. The MONEYVILLE trademark is used under license.

Moneyville is sponsored in part by Mrs. W. W. Clements, First National Bank of Central Texas, and a friend.