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congratulations to the recipient of the 2015 scholarship


IAICDV announces Leonard Brain as the recipient of the 2015 Earl Barish Scholarship Fund.


Leonard is grateful for being selected as this year's scholarship winner and is now one step closer to his goal of becoming an engineer in Nanotechnology! Read his winning essay here.





2015 icd inductees are announced

The IAICDV is proud to announce this year's inductees to the Doctorate of Ice Cream:


     Mike Johnston                     Mohan Thawani




Hall Of Fame Plaque Hanging Ceremony

The IAICDV honored the Hall of Fame Recipients on July 8, 2015 at the International Dairy Food Association (IDFA) in Washington, D.C. A perpetual plaque was hung at the IDFA during a small ceremony. Several of the past award recipients were in attendance along with family and friends, and the IAICDV Executive Committee.





To see pictures, click here.

To read the full press release send prior to the ceremony, click here.



IAICDV Safety sign sale!

The IAICDV is having a bulk order sale for our members on IAICDV Safety Signs and Decals. See the prices listed below!

Truck Decals - These are larger decals to be displayed on the OUTSIDE of the truck for safety.

Children Crossing (Yellow Background – Black Letters).  
Current List Price is $4.50 per sign.    Sale Price 10 Pack for $20.00 .  

Children Crossing (Yellow Background – Red Letters).  
Current List Price is $4.50 per sign.    Sale Price 10 Pack for $20.00 .  

Nino’s Cruzandos  (Yellow Background – Black Letters).  
Current List Price is $4.50 per sign.    Sale Price 10 Pack for $20.00 .  

Ice cream Safety ABC’s in English or Spanish.  
Current List Price is $3.00 per sign.  Sale 10 Pack for $15.00

Please Drive Carefully Around Ice Cream Truck.  (Yellow Background – Black Letters).  
Not currently listed for sale. Sale 10 Pack for $15.00


Mini Decals – These are informational decals for the INSIDE of a truck or vending vehicle for a safety reminder to the vendor. 

Safe Driving Tips. English or Spanish. Current List Price is $3.00 per sign. Sale 10 Pack for $15.00

The Safety Dozen. English or Spanish. Current List Price is $3.00 per sign. Sale 10 Pack for $15.00


IAICDV Posters  -
Safe Vending Tips for Ice Cream Vans
Safety Equipment for Ice Cream Vans
The Safety Dozen Poster 
5 Keys to Being a Safe Ice Cream Vendor 

Current List Price is $5.00 Per Poster.  Sale Price – All 4 for $10.00




In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mike Johnston. Mike passed away unexpectedly on February 11, 2015 from a massive heart attack at the age of 69.

Mike was born in Taos, New Mexico on July, 27th, 1945. He worked in the marketing and food service industries most of his life. In 2006 he and wife Sharon became the proud owners of Southern Ice Cream Corporation, a Distributor of Premium Ice Cream and Specialty Foods in Stafford Texas. Mike was a Member and past President of the International Association of Ice Cream Distributors and Vendors. He was passionate about bettering the Ice Cream industry always willing to share, mentor and volunteer. In 2008 Mike was honored by the City of Stafford for his contributions during Hurricane Ike, by proclaiming July 3rd as “Mike and Sharon Johnston Day”. Mike and Sharon loved to travel and especially loved cruising with their dear friends Becky and Steve Feldman. His family and friends meant everything to him.


He is survived by his wife Sharon, brother Charlie Johnston and his wife Linda, daughter Michelle Barton and her Robert Barton, daughter Paula Newell and her husband Jeff Newell, daughter Amy Johnston-Baumstark and her husband Albert, and daughter Stacy Hulsey and her husband Roger Hulsey. Mike had 5 grandchildren, Abby and Ally Baumstark, Shay Newell, Carson and Kenzy Hulsey and Michelle is pregnant with number 6.


Mike was one of the most devoted people, not only to the IAICDV but with his work, family and friends. It did not matter whether you were new to the IAICDV or a seasoned member, he made you feel like a friend and welcomed you. Mike Johnston was always a phone call away, willing to help us with the smallest or biggest challenges that we faced. His life was built around ice cream. Mike devoted so much of his time on this earth to make the vending world successful


“Mike lived and breathed ice cream. It was his passion and in his blood." Michelle Barton.



Remember to renew your 2015 membership dues

It's that time of year again! By now you should have received an emailed copy of your 2015 Membership Dues invoice. If you have not, please contact headquarters and we will make sure we have the correct contact information for you and resend it. The deadline to receive the early bird discount is March 31, 2015.

You can quickly and easily renew your dues right here on the website by clicking "Sign In" at the top of this webpage and signing in to your member profile. Once logged in, click "renew your membership now".


In Memoriam

Mohan Thawani, August 4, 1960 - January 8, 2015


Mohan lived life! He was happiest when he was sharing stories, food, wine, travel, movies and talking about ice cream. His kind heart and generous spirit touched so many lives in so many different ways.

His work life included Dickie Dee Ice Cream, Good Humor, Breyers Ice Cream, Unilever Ice Cream, Avalanche Foods and most recently Supper Works!

Mohan was also a long time member and a supporter of the IAICDV.

Since his cancer diagnosis and surgery 3 years ago, Mohan was determined to see the world and to savor every moment. He truly believed that the outpouring of love from his friends and family gave him the strength he needed to fulfill so many of his life’s dreams.

Mohan leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Joni, his daughters Jeyna and Kresen, and large network of very dear family and friends.

Respectfully submitted by his friend John Coughlan



2014 IAICDV Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to the recipient of the 2014 IAICDV Al Reynolds Scholarship, Anny Perez!

Al Reynolds was a founding member of the IAICDV and an influential figure in the vending business for decades. Al began selling ice cream in the Bronx, New York in 1947 and spent 44 years working for Good Humor before retiring in 1991. He was president of the IAICDV from 1947-1976 and again in 1982. Al was an honorary director for the association following his retirement.

Congratulations to Anny for this wonderful honor!

Click here to read Anny's scholarship essay.


Save The Date!

Mark your calendar! The 2015 IAICDV 46th Annual Convention Will Be Held at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada from Monday, Nov. 2 through Thursday, Nov. 5. Be sure to check back on the IAICDV website periodically as more details are finalized and made available.

Before IAICDV Headquarters and Leadership moves on to preparations for the 46th Annual Convention, we would like to take this one last opportunity to thank everyone who helped make this year's 45th Annual Convention such a huge success. If you weren't able to attend, we missed you this year and we hope to see you in Las Vegas next November!


we want you!

Do you have a passion for the ice cream industry? Have you been an IAICDV member for a few years and would like to become a leader within the association? If you have insights and ideas about how to improve the association and further its members' goals, please consider running for an IAICDV Board of Directors position. We want you! Click here to download the 2015 Call for Nominations Form


2015 membership directory updates

Goodbye directory contact forms! This year, rather than faxing a form to update your company's information for the 2014-2015 IAICDV Directory, IAICDV Headquarters has created the manual below to assist you in verifying your company's details for the directory.


2014 New membership promotion - 50% off 2014 dues!

From July 1 until the end of the 45th Annual Convention, the IAICDV is running a promotion aimed at drawing new members and fresh faces to the association. All new member companies that join during this window will receive a 50% discount on their 2014 membership dues.

The IAICDV is always looking to welcome new companies into the association, so if you know any business owners who could benefit from membership, be sure to mention this great deal on first-year dues!


SPonsorship opportunities

If you are interested in gaining exposure to the association's large and diversified membership base, check out all of the sponsorship options in 2014!

Make the most of your organization's marketing budget—showcase your company at the IAICDV Annual Convention for as little as $150. Don't miss out on this once-a-year chance to market your brand, increase your reach and build a lasting relationship with industry leaders across the globe. 


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48th Annual Convention

Register now for the 48th Annual Convention which will be held Nov. 13-15, 2017 at the Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ. Find out more! 

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