The Ice Cream Club®, Inc. Industry Affiliations
- Rich Draper serves on the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) Executive Council and is the Vice Chair of the IDFA Ice Cream Board. He is also a member of the IDFA Food Safety Task Force as well as serving on the IDFA Political Action Committee (PAC) Steering Committee. He is the Chairman of All Star Association Board of Directors. He previously served as Supplier Chairman of National Ice Cream Retailers Association (NICRA).
- Heather serves on the Board of International Dairy Foods Association Ice Cream Board. She is extremely involved in International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) having served as the 2016 Chair of the Political Action Committee (PAC) and currently serves on the Inaugural Women in Dairy Advisory Council. She is a member of the IDFA Listeria Task Force and Artisan Ice Cream Advisory Board. Heather was appointed by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and the American Cheese Society to serve on the Artisan Cheese Dairy Foods Safety Advisory Committee. Among other initiatives, this team worked with North Carolina State to develop a recently launched online course: Food Safety for Artisan Cheesemakers and Food Safety for Artisan Ice Cream Manufacturers. Heather is also actively engaged in All Star Association and the National Ice Cream Retailers Association (NICRA).
- The Ice Cream Club® is an active member of All Star Purchasing (an association made up of independent dairy producers). In 2014 Rich Draper was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of All Star Association and is now the Chairman.
- The Ice Cream Club® is an active member of The National Retailers Ice Cream Association, (“NICRA”). Rich Draper is the former Chairman of the National Ice Cream Retailers Suppliers Association.
- The Ice Cream Club® is an active member of Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.
- The Ice Cream Club® is an active member of Fresh From Florida.
Key members of International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) meet with Speaker Ryan.
Strategic Visits with Officials, Congressmen Gain Visibility for Dairy
Leadership team of International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has strategic meetings at White House.
Weathering the Perfect Storm
Richard & Heather Draper, Owners of The Ice Cream Club were Panel Guests of Ryder at Inc 5000 Conference.