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Oct 21, 2009

Unauthorized Asia Activity: A Reminder Regarding Pre-Market Policies

On September 24, 2009, MonaVie sent a communication to all MonaVie Ruby Executives and above reminding them of our policies regarding pre-market activity, with special emphasis given to several of our Asian markets.

As our business strategies develop, it has become much more evident to us how critical a role such compliance plays in protecting the enormous business opportunities in this region of the world. With that, MonaVie desires to restate its position to vigorously enforce its existing pre-market policies and procedures and eliminate any tolerance for unapproved pre-market activity that may put this opportunity for all at significant risk.

Therefore, as a follow up to previous communications regarding MonaVie's international expansion efforts and its policies governing distributor pre-market activities, we encourage all distributors to give careful attention to the following:

1.    By contract, distributors of MonaVie are not allowed to conduct any pre-market activity in any market that does not appear in the list of authorized countries appearing in the MonaVie Virtual Office ("Enroll a Distributor" page). Such activities would include the importation and distribution of non-registered product, the false enrollment of distributors, meetings, opening of sales offices, etc.

2.      While MonaVie has expressed an intent to open certain markets, under no circumstances are distributors to engage in the activities listed above in Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, The People's Republic of China (PRC), or in any other country which does not appear in the Virtual Office drop down window. The countries in the drop down menu represent the only authorized and acceptable markets for conducting business.

Protecting Distributors and Future Business Opportunities
From time to time, MonaVie becomes aware of distributors who, in an effort to get a head start, bypass the established policies and procedures and as a result put the company and our future growth opportunities at risk. Such is currently the case in several markets MonaVie intends to establish future business opportunities.

In order to protect our loyal distributors who adhere to the policies, MonaVie will have no choice but to severely discipline—up to and including termination—those found in violation of such policies.

Unauthorized Activity in Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan
Currently, non-authorized enrollments are occurring in Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Please note that MonaVie will not honor such distributorships when the company is officially introduced in these two markets. All such distributors will be required to start over, reenroll, or even be barred from enrollment in that country as a distributor of MonaVie. Thus, they will have no advantage over other distributors.

In addition, distributors who are found owning/sponsoring a MonaVie store or found importing non-registered product or found conducting unauthorized open/public meetings (more than 4-5 people) in these markets will be disciplined, up to and including termination of their distributorship. MonaVie will not tolerate such abuse of its policies to which each distributor has agreed to keep and follow.

Today, we are putting such distributorships on notice. We will not permit such distributorships to jeopardize the opportunity for the many who are operating with integrity, nor will we permit a few distributors to jeopardize the international opportunity that awaits those who are willing to keep our policies and procedures.

Stay Committed; New Opportunities Await
Truly, the MonaVie opportunity could not be brighter or more exciting!  The opportunities ahead of us are enormous. Nonetheless, each distributorship must operate with appropriate constraint and patience, and trust that MonaVie is applying every resource to ensure a successful and timely opening of each new market.

Once again, we thank each of you in advance for all you do, for all you will do, and what you will encourage others to do to ensure the long-term success of these future business opportunities for all distributors. As always, we honor your leadership and celebrate the tremendous influence for good you are to the many you come in contact with each day.

We wish you all the very best!

Oct 20, 2009

Congratulations to MonaVie Distributors and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim!


Congratulations to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on an amazing 2009 season, in which the team advanced to the American League Championship Series. MonaVie EMV is the official healthy energy drink of this Major League Baseball team.

MonaVie also congratulates Bronze Executive Peggy Mayo who won an Angels Premium Suite eBay auction, with all proceeds going to The MORE Project. Peggy and her family enjoyed a regular season game from the MonaVie suite.

Founder and Vice Chairman Henry Marsh joined Darrell and Tracy Utterbach as well as their friends and family for their day at Angel Stadium. Darrell and Tracy also won an Angels Premium Suite eBay auction. MonaVie and The MORE Project wish to thank Peggy and the Utterbachs for their generosity and giving hearts.

Oct 19, 2009

Yona Fichman Named Regional Managing Director of Eastern Europe and Israel

Yona Fichman - MonaVie Israel and Eastern Europe
On behalf of our Executive Team at MonaVie, we are pleased to welcome Yona Fichman as regional managing director of Eastern Europe and Israel. In his new role, Yona will oversee the development of MonaVie Israel and other international markets in the region.

For more than 15 years, Yona has played an important role at the executive and management level in the direct sales industry in Israel and the surrounding areas. His background includes serving as a regional vice president at a major network marketing company, where he oversaw markets in Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa. In five years at this position, Yona spearheaded the opening of numerous markets. Yona also served as chairman of the Israeli Direct Selling Association for 10 years (1997–2007).

With his proven experience in setting up and running direct selling business in Eastern Europe, Yona is a welcome addition to the MonaVie team and staff already in place in Israel.

Sincerely,

Doug Allen

Vice President of International Development, MonaVie

"I am completely taken by the MonaVie vision. What our company does in Brazil and the Amazon rain forest is amazing. We are setting a new standard for many companies and organizations to follow. The MonaVie products are amazing and therefore I am grateful to have the opportunity to become a part of this great company and partake in making it a world leader of the direct selling industry." — Yona Fichman, regional managing director of Eastern Europe and Israel

Oct 12, 2009

MonaVie's Newest Hawaiian Blue Diamonds—Maranda and Dan Williams

Congratulations to Maranda and Dan Williams from Celina, Texas, on achieving the rank of Hawaiian Blue Diamond Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"The road to Hawaiian Blue Diamond has been amazing and blessed. We have discovered so many things about ourselves and about people. Our marriage has grown stronger, and our family has grown closer. Maranda and I had both been in corporate America for over a decade and didn't realize that 'golden handcuffs' had shackled us and our dreams. Then, Corbin and Holly Roush showed us the MonaVie opportunity.

"We were both very skeptical at first. When we finally looked at the science and opportunity, we realized this was an opportunity of a lifetime. From that point forward we locked arms with our friends who shared the same dreams and never looked back.

"When we finally got started, we were very busy with our three-month-old and three-year-old kids. Maranda worked full time, and I was working more than 70 hours per week. We had also just purchased an exotic deer ranch. We didn't need something else to fill our calendar. We needed freedom, and that is what we found in MonaVie. Now we enjoy a lifestyle that we could never have imagined in our wildest dreams.

"Too many people get comfortable in their day-to-day lives, and they stop dreaming. We didn't want to wake up one day and see that we spent 40 hours per week for 40 years working to retire with only 40 percent of our salaries. That was exactly where we were headed if we didn't do something different. Great opportunities only come around once or twice in a lifetime. We ask people to decide if this is their first or second opportunity.

"The key to success in this business is setting goals and being consistent in your positive activity toward reaching your goals. We set goals as a family and decided how we would reward ourselves when we met our goals. Our children recognized that there would be some sacrifices along the way, but the rewards would be so much greater. Teaching our children the concept of delayed gratification has been very rewarding, especially considering the 'immediate gratification' society in which we live. We will never forget their faces when we told them we had become Hawaiian Blue Diamonds. They were so excited because they knew all of our family's sacrifices and hard work had paid off.

"There is no glass ceiling in MonaVie! It doesn't matter your age, race, religion, education, or gender. If you have a big enough dream and never give up, you will succeed. We tell people just getting into the business that the only difference between us and them is time and effort. Find the people who see the opportunity like you do, and then lock arms and run. Serve as many people as you can. Don't forget to enjoy the journey. Keep God first, your family second, and MonaVie third. Thank you, for creating a company that allows ordinary people to live extraordinary lives!"

Oct 12, 2009

MonaVie's Newest Blue Diamond—Joe Dobransky

Congratulations to Joe Dobransky from Allen, Texas, on achieving the rank of Blue Diamond Executive. Here's what he had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"My road to Blue Diamond has been fantastic. MonaVie has made a positive impact on my family. I have made so many new lifelong friends. This business is amazing in so many different aspects, from personal growth to just getting out there and helping someone on my team move his or her business forward.

"What helped me be successful is doing something every day to move my business forward whether I wanted to or not. Some days you are more motivated than others. On those off days you need to dig in and get some work done.

"To be successful in MonaVie, you must help your team. This is a business for people who like helping people–a pay-it-forward business. You must take the focus off of yourself and put it on those who trusted you enough to get involved in this opportunity.

"I put off getting into MonaVie for seven months because I did not understand direct selling. One day my friend Dan Williams looked me in the eye and said, 'Once or twice in your lifetime an opportunity comes along. I am telling you as your friend, this is one of those times.' I finally stopped and listened to him!

"Treat this as an opportunity of a lifetime. Work hard and stay positive. When you sponsor someone, help them get started right by plugging them into the system."

Oct 12, 2009

Scheckter Earns Top 10 Finish at IndyCar Series Championship

Driving the No. 43 MonaVie EMV car, Tomas Scheckter finished in 9th place at the IndyCar Series Championship held at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Saturday, October 10, 2009.

With the drop of the green flag, Scheckter was off to another flawless start, showing he was primed to end his season on a high. The South African went from 12th to 8th position in the first lap and consistently stayed in the top-ten for most of the event. With near perfect pit stops, Scheckter drove a solid race, bringing the MonaVie EMV car to a 9th place finish.

"It was a physical race and extremely hot," Scheckter said. "I just have to thank everyone on my MonaVie crew; they did an unbelievable job this whole year. It was a great crowd here and great support."

Click here to see Tomas Scheckter's and the MonaVie EMV car's 2009 season results.

Oct 12, 2009

Dancing with the Stars Contender Relies on Antioxidant-Rich Foods including MonaVie

[Life & Style Weekly] – October 2009 – MonaVie is making its way into the health regimens of celebrities on the prime time hit television show Dancing with the Stars. Just months after Health magazine reported MonaVie as a healthy food found in the fridge of two-time DWTS champ Cheryl Burke, Life & Style Weekly quizzed Season 9 contestants on tips for achieving the perfect body. Joanna Krupa, a model and one of the sexiest women in the world according to E! and Maxim, told Life & Style, "Dancing is probably the biggest workout I've ever done in my life." To keep up with rehearsals she relies on antioxidant-rich foods to boost her immune system, including daily shots of MonaVie.

To check out messages from other athletes and celebrities using MonaVie brand products, click here.

Oct 12, 2009

MonaVie EMV Wakeboarder Wins IWSF World Cup

MonaVie EMV professional wakeboarder Raimi Merritt beat out the world's top women riders to win gold at the International Water Ski Federation Wakeboard World Cup Championship in Liuzhou, China.

Despite the challenging water conditions of the Liu River, the pressure of 50,000 spectators, and competition that featured two former world champions, the 16-year-old Merritt performed two flawless passes to end the meet and take home the Wakeboard World Cup title.

"Getting first place was amazing," Merritt said. "I knew what I needed to do to get the gold, so I went out there and tried my best and pulled it together."

Merritt's win in China marks her third World Cup title since turning pro in 2007. For more information about Merritt, visit www.raimimerritt.com.

Oct 12, 2009

On the Move Quarterly Magazine Now Available!


The 2009 third-quarter issue of On the Move magazine is now available!

In this edition of On the Move magazine, you’ll read about Diamond Destination 2009 and the first annual VIP Amazon Expedition. You’ll also get caught up on MonaVie events around the world, including new market openings and the various places where MonaVie is popping up in the news media!

Read On the Move magazine.

Oct 9, 2009

Asia Pacific Conference Webcast Replay

Watch the webcast replay of MonaVie’s biggest international event of the year by clicking on the image above.

Located at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre in Sydney, Australia, the Asia Pacific Conference included big announcements in the world of MonaVie! You will also get the opportunity to hear from several key members of MonaVie’s Executive Team.

As a reminder, the replay is available in nine languages:

English Hebrew
Spanish Japanese
Portuguese Korean
Polish Mandarin
French
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