Nearly 4,000 Melaleuca employees and their families gathered outside Melaleuca Global Headquarters for an evening of fun on July 11. As one of the most anticipated corporate events of the year, the Melaleuca Family Picnic is a celebration of the company’s success and a thank you to its outstanding Team Members.
This year’s picnic included an
all-you-can-eat dinner, cotton candy, snow cones, helicopter rides, bouncy
houses, rock-climbing walls, horseback rides, mechanical bulls, and other
attractions—all of which were free. Though it is a picnic, Team Members say the
event resembles the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
In an interview with a local TV news
reporter, Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot said holding this event is a chance
for Melaleuca to give back to all of its Team Members. “We do this because
we’re a family, because we like to have fun, and because we want to say thank
you to the people who provided everything that we have here.”
One such child was four-year-old
Calvin, who raced around the attractions, laughing and playing with other kids
and employees. He said his favorite experience was the “big kid” obstacle
Calvin’s mother, Lindsay Moncur, a
purchasing specialist, said, “It’s a great opportunity to see the people you
work with in a different environment and have fun with family. This was my
third picnic, and I felt a sense of unity with my work friends. Overall, this
is such a generous event from Melaleuca, and I’m grateful the company holds
these types of events to reward its employees!”
Not only did Lindsay have a great
time, but she also walked away with a high-flying prize. She won a new drone,
which was one of 90 prizes in the raffle. Other Team Members received Apple
AirPods, PS4 systems, night-vision binoculars, big-screen smart TVs, and gas
Three lucky Team Members won grand
prizes: Customer Care wellness representative Cathy Stumph won a $2,000 gift
certificate to a local home furnishing store, product delivery specialist Lorraine
Curtis received a trip for four to Disneyland, and senior business review
specialist Tracy May will set sail on an Alaskan cruise.
As the sun set over Melaleuca Global Headquarters, many parents carried their exhausted little ones to their vehicles. The children had given it their all! Thanks to the beautiful weather, exhilarating activities, great prizes, savory food and more, Melaleuca’s Team Members had an enjoyable summer evening to remember.