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Information for the members of the Greater Ohio Showmen’s Association

President’s Message Season's Greetings! I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and time with friends and family as we welcome a new year. We held our November meeting on Friday at the OFEA convention in Kalahari. On Saturday afternoon, Randy Kissel and I made a presentation to those members about the GOSA. We were able to further promote our organization and the work we have done over the past year. We plan to continue this tradition each year to collaborate and grow our relationship with the festivals association. Of course, the new year means, it's time for the Ohio Fair Manager's convention! The board has been working hard putting finishing touches on all of the events at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, January 3-6, 2019. We are sponsoring several seminars including a fairground electricians rountable and a presentation from the Ohio Department of Agriculture on the new digital ride license system, ARILS. Eric from the German Group will have an update on the "Moving Forward, Safely" campaign and information on emergency management planning and Chief Smith from the state fire marshal's office will also be reviewing fire code updates. GOSA trustee Mike Tedrick will be conducting a Person in Charge training. We still have gala super raffle tickets available, but they're going fast! Contact any board member or the GOSA office if you would like to buy a ticket.. Also, it’s not too late to refer a new member for 2019 and earn an entry in the cruse raffle. The new member and the person who referred them will receive an entry for a free cabin on the 2020 GOSA Friends and Family Cruise!

President, David Drake

Inside Announcements

Convention Information The GOSA annual meeting is Friday, January 4, 2019 at 1 p.m. We will be reviewing all of our activities and financials, electing new trustees, and presenting annual awards. We will also be awarding over $16,000 in college scholarships to 11 very de- Legislative Report serving young people in the industry. Don't forget to come down Saturday evening and attend the gala. Last year, our 50/50 raffle prize was over $7,000! Classifieds As always, I encourage our members to contribute to this publication. You may send articles, photographs, stories and other information that would be helpful to your fellow members any time of the year for publication. Special thanks to Katie Linville for the Concessionaire’s Corner wonderful job she does designing the GOSA newsletter. Please help her by participating in this way. Meeting Minutes Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Upcoming Events

GOSA OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES David Drake, President Randy Kissel, 1st VP Russel Clements, 2nd VP Brandy Daniels, Secretary/ Treasurer

Al Bozich Lori Frieling Doug Guinsler Drew Kissel Brian Linville Tim Lisko

Jasmine Otterbacher Karen Chicketti Mike Ray Bill Sterling Mike Tedrick


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Greater Ohio Showmen’s Association P.O. 43 Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 739-9073 www.mygosa.net GreaterOhioSA@gmail.com

Membership Announcements IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN…. The ANNUAL ELECTION of officers will take place during the GOSA Annual Meeting on January 4, 2019. Here’s some helpful information regarding the annual election: •Only members that are current on their 2018 dues have the right to vote at the 2019 meeting. •You DO NOT have to pay 2019 dues before the meeting in order to vote

(2019 dues = voting rights at 2020 meeting).

•If you have a year or more lapse in your membership, you must reapply and be voted back in-

to the membership at a regular meeting. •PROXY VOTES: Per Article III of the GOSA Constitution:

“A member may, through a written proxy, properly notarized, authorize another member to vote for him at all members’ meetings and such proxy must be filed with the Secretary seven (7) days before the Meeting. The attending member, on all issues requiring a vote, is limited to one proxy vote per meeting.” PLEASE NOTE, the GOSA office will close PROMPTLY AT 12:30pm on Friday to allow Brandy time to prepare for the meeting.

BOWLING PARTY-EXCITING CHANGES COMING! The upcoming Mike Callif Bowling Outing is scheduled for the weekend of January 26-27, 2019 in Mansfield, Ohio. Not only will we be having a blast bowling, we are excited to be adding a day of skiing at Snow Trails on Saturday! We encourage all members to bring their families to one or both days of this fun event! If enough interest is expressed, a block of hotel rooms will also be reserved. Kids will be able to swim while the adults relax! Below is a link to survey that will help us to better prepare for this event! Please take the time to respond and give your input!

SURVEY! (https://goo.gl/forms/dyEmnNqUc0fLKp9j1) -2-

UPDATE ON CHANGES TO OHIO FIRE AND HEALTH CODES FIRE CODES: Earlier this year the GOSA board invited representatives of the Ohio State Fire Marshall’s office to a board meeting to voice our concerns over changes to the state fire code that would affect our industry and cause hardship. The main item we were concerned with was their desire to mandate that all trailers at events be placed a minimum of 10’ apart. With most grounds and events utilizing every foot of their midways, this was going to cause major problems, leading to reshuffling and lost locations. The other main issue was the provision that all propane and fuel tanks be placed no less than 3’off the ground. The Chief Code Enforcement Officer from the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s office, as well as a representative from the Ohio Dept. of Commerce, both attended our February meeting. After listening to our reasoning as to why these rules were not conducive for us nor fairs, festivals, and events, they agreed to take our concerns back to their respective agencies. In May a meeting was held at the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Representing the GOSA and OFMA were David Drake, Mike Tedrick, lobbyist, Amanda Sines, and OFMA 1st vice president, Rod Arter. The State Fire Marshal, Asst. Fire Marshal, and Chief Code Enforcement officer were their hosts. The first issue addressed was the 10’space issue. Our reps pled our case asking for a minimum of 7’. The next issue discussed was the 3’off the ground propane/fuel rule. Reasoning was explained as to why this was not a feasible option for most food operations or vendors requiring fuel. A very productive outcome arose as a result of these meetings. The Departments came to the conclusion that a lot of these rules were aimed at the food truck industry and didn’t necessarily pertain to all mobile food and vendor operators. As a result the code was changed so that only a minimum of 3’space is required between units on event grounds. The 3’rule of propane/fuel being placed off the ground was written as such it is only applied while units are in transit. Other concerns of ours were also addressed and changed, but these 2 were the main issues.

HEALTH CODES: In September, David Drake, lobbyist Amanda Sines, and Mike Tedrick met with Ohio State Health Dept. officials. The concern was the new rule that requires a Person In Charge (PIC) for every single unit that has a Food Service or Food Establishment license. The PIC would have to take a course in food safety, pass a test, and achieve certification. For companies that run multiple units and those companies that operate mainly in other states, but work only few events in Ohio, this could be very costly and time consuming. Not to mention the rate of employee turnover some companies experience. The case was pled to show how the hardships and inconveniences that would be placed on the outdoor amusement food industry. As a result the Ohio Dept. Board of Health has decided to table the rule for the time being and leave it open for further discussions in the future. Lobbyist Amanda Sines also reported that both NICA and the OABA wrote letters to the Ohio Dept. of Health to voice those same concerns. We would like to thank them for their support. -3-


2019 CONVENTION ELECTION The Annual Election of board trustees and executive officers will be held at our annual meeting on January 4th, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the Fairfield Room. Current seats up for election are: Trustee, Currently held by Doug Guinsler Trustee, Currently held by Lori Freiling Trustee, Currently held by Mike Ray

New Candidate Bio JEROMIE GARN Hello, my name is Jeromie Garn, and I will be running for trustee at the 2019 GOSA annual meeting. For those of you that may not know me, I began working in this industry for the Mowry family at the age of 13. For the past 30 years, I continued to work for and manage multiple food service operations with Gentille Carousel of Foods. Along with my business partner, Marci Ison, we formed Top Shelf Concessions and purchased the business from the Gentille family in 2011. I would love the opportunity to serve the membership by becoming a trustee. I have been actively involved in the GOSA for the past several years, supporting various fundraisers, attending events and even helping to host the Coshocton Co. Fair Jamboree. I would like to be an asset to the board and organization through hard work, dedication and enthusiasm. I look forward to seeing everyone in January.

The GOSA has received some great news that we are very happy to share with our members. Our very own longtime members and colleagues, Jackie and Jack Woods II, are being inducted into the Ohio Fair Managers Hall of Fame! Jack and Jackie are owners of Woods Family Concessions, a continually operated business since 1927. Food Concessionaire, Game Concessionaire, Ride Owner, Board Member, Executive Officer, Fair Manager, Trailer Manufacturer – at one time or another they have been involved in just about every aspect of the outdoor amusement industry. The ceremony will take place at the OFMA Convention held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, OH on the morning of January 6, 2019 at 9:00 am in the Main Ballroom. Tickets for this induction ceremony, which also includes breakfast, are available for purchase at the OFMA website, ohiofairs.org, or in the OFMA office at the convention. Cost is $22.00 per person. The breakfast and awards part of the program is scheduled for 9:00 am to 10:15 am. Congratulations to Jackie and Jack who are most deserving of this honor! -5-


7-NIGHT CARIBBEAN CRUISE aboard THE CARNIVAL BREEZE! Departing Port Canaveral February 20, 2020

Interior Cabins Starting at $1475* Balcony Cabins Starting at $2093*

*Rates are for 2 people in a cabin and include taxes and fees. (Third and Fourth person rates are less)

Email Leeanne or Bill Bush at gosacruise@gmail.com for more details


GOSA at OFEA Kalahari Resort, Sandusky, Ohio


Greater Ohio Showmen ‘s Association


Legislative Report •

Representative Brian Hill, who currently serves as the House Agriculture Committee, has been selected to replace Troy Balderson in the Ohio Senate. Balderson was recently elected to serve in DC as a congressman. Hill’s replacement in the House likely won’t be selected until the new year. Governor Elect Mike DeWine has begun announcing members of his cabinet. For example Mary Mertz has been selected as the Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Sheryl Creed Mayfield has been chosen as the Director of the Department of Commerce. There has been no announcement yet on the Ohio Department of Agriculture director. GOSA was recently informed that Jeff Otterbacher has been selected to serve on the Retail Food Safety Advisory Council. GOSA has long wanted a seat on this council. We are pleased Jeff has been selected. On December 20th, the ODH is having a public hearing on the food code changes. This is where the mobile PIC provision was put originally, but that was taken out because of the amount of opposition, including objections from GOSA. Changes to the fire code that were crafted with GOSA input have been finalized.

Copies of legislation – Go to www.legislature.state.oh.us How to Contact Your Lobbyists Amanda Sines Government Advantage 17 South High Street, Suite 750 Columbus, Ohio 43215 614-221-7157 amanda@gov-advantage.com

FOR SALE: 2000 Ford Cube Van Bunk House -Mileage- 134,700 -Color - White -8’x10’ Living area with 2 large bunks. -Small refrigerator -Separate Bathroom with Shower and Vanity -Will send pictures upon request $3500.00 Contact Al Bozich - 740-632-8964 FOR SALE: 2012 F-450 -Mileage- 52,336 -Color - Maroon w/ Tan -Powerstroke Diesel 4 Wheel Drive -Includes brand new Reese 5th Wheel Hitch -This was Kim’s personal truck -Will send pictures upon request $42,000 Contact Al Bozich - 740-632-8964 FOR SALE: 2002 Spectrum Sports 32’ Rockwall -4 Climbing lanes, 3 easy & 1 challenge -Includes harnesses, fence, lights, and signs -Hydraulic lift with folding trailer -Easy money maker! -Pictures available upon request $17,000.00 Contact Brian Linville - 440-478-4724

***Advertising in the classifieds is a benefit of your GOSA membership! To list an item, please send information to katielinville@gmail.com*** -8-


at any temperature if ready-to-eat, or discarded, within four hours from the point in time when the food is removed from temperature control; and (d) The food in unmarked containers or packages, I would like to start off this issue of the Con- or marked to exceed a four-hour limit shall be cession Corner where I left off last month. I have discarded. received some information from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) that mobile units will now Now in plain English: be able to use “Time as a Public Health Control.” The procedure must be presented to and accepted I call this “time in leu of temperature.” This by your local Health Department so they can docmeans you can allow batters or mixes using water ument the procedure on the back of your license to sit out at room temperature. There are rules that they approved. that go along with this procedure so you will be required to follow them. First, I want you to read The liquid that is considered batter had to start the following Code section. out at over 135 degrees. My suggestion, keep a container of water in the concession and explain 3717-1-03.4 Food: limitation of growth of or- that it is the original start of the batter. When batganisms of public health concern. ter will be made you need to heat the water to 135. As the water is cooling you add in the mix (I) Time as a public health control. to create the batter. Although you have (4) hours (1) If time without temperature control is used as to use the batter, it will be used within the hour or the public health control for a working supply of two. The Code states you must mark the batter time/temperature controlled for safety food becontainer with the discard time. Use a wax penfore cooking, or for ready-to-eat time/ cil. You can now let the batter sit out at room temperature controlled for safety food that is dis- temperature and only be questioned by each played or held for sale or service, written proce- Health Department inspector as to the procedure. dures shall be prepared in advance, maintained in Tell them to look at the back of the license for the food service operation or retail food estabconfirmation for verification. I am including a lishment and made available to the licensor upon document that must be in the concession (as statrequest that specify: ed in the Code). (a) Methods of compliance with paragraphs (I)(2) (a) to (I)(2)(c), or paragraphs (I)(3)(a) to (I)(3)(e) I will address “Time as a Public Health Control” of this rule; and in the Person In Charge (PIC) food safety educa(b) Methods of compliance with paragraph (D) of tion class I will be offering at the Convention in this rule for food that is prepared, cooked, and January. This class will be held on Thursday Janrefrigerated before time is used as a public health uary 3rd from 1pm – 4pm. The class is free and a control. State approved PIC Certificate will be issued if (2) If time without temperature control is used as you attend the entire class. the public health control up to a maximum of four hours: Just as a reminder, you should be receiving a no(a) The food shall have an initial temperature of tice from your local Board of Health in Decemforty-one degrees Fahrenheit (five degrees Celsi- ber informing you of the proposed license fees us) or less when removed from cold holding tem- for 2019 in your own county. If you think they perature control, or one hundred thirty-five deare to high, you have the right to question your grees Fahrenheit (fifty-seven degrees Celsius) or Board of Health at their monthly meeting in Degreater when removed from hot holding tempera- cember or January. ture control; (b) The food shall be marked or otherwise identi- The following county Health Departments have fied to indicate the time that is four hours past the re-signed a one-year contract with me to teach point in time when the food is removed from ServSafe for their agencies in 2019; Franklin, temperature control; Marion, Richland, and Pickaway. See you at the (c) The food shall be cooked and served, served Convention. Mike BY: MIKE TEDRICK DECEMBER 2018


USING TIME INSTEAD OF TEMPERATURE CONTROL Facility: __________________________________ Name:___________________________________ Facility Address:___________________________ Contact:_________________________________ Title:____________________________________ Phone:___________________________________ HOLDING TIME: â–Ą 4 Hours â–Ą 6 Hours Food Product (s) ______________________________ Attach additional sheet(s) if necessary: Additional sheet(s) attached: no_____ yes_____ Procedure(s) for handling the food from the time the food is removed from temperature control: _____________________________________________________________________________ Method for food identification (to indicate the time four or six hours after the food is removed from temperature control and is due to be discarded): ____________________________________________________________________________ Disposal Method: ____________________________________________________________________________

The Yankee Candle Fundraiser will be back again next year! More details and dates of the sale will be provided at a later date. Keep checking the GOSA News for updates! Thank you to Jo Ellen Albanese for organizing this fundraiser! -11-

Meeting Minutes are now available on our website! Get caught up by clicking the links below! OCTOBER 2018 MINUTES

NOVEMBER 2018 MINUTES Still receiving a paper newsletter? Don’t worry! You will still receive a paper copy of the minutes attached to your newsletter! You can also view the meeting minutes by visiting the GOSA website. http://mygosa.net/pageserver/meeting-minutes



OFMA Convention Cornhole Tournament GOSA Annual Meeting OFMA/GOSA Extravaganza


GOSA Board Meeting Mike Callif 26-27th Bowling/Skiing Party

7 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus, OH

1 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus, OH

7 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus, OH

10 a.m.

Rhodes Center, Columbus, OH


Mansfield, OH


IISA Tradeshow


GOSA Fishing Trip

11-5 9 a.m.


Gibtown, FL Tampa, FL

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