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January/February 2014


Contents The Official Publication of the Outdoor Amusement Business Association

January/February 2014

IAAPA and IAFE Review; IISF SHow Gibtown

ASSOCIATION 4 FROM THE OABA CHAIR

20, 24 SERVICES, BENEFITS & PROGRAMS

Untie the Weights From Your Feet

Checkers Introduces the World’s Lightest 3-Channel Cable Protector

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Jammin’ Jamborees and Contribution Fund

Hall of Fame and Pioneer Award

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Circle of Excellence

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Carnivals and Fairs Changing the Way They Do Business

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Florida Week Key Events

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Back to Business in 2014

23 photo gallery The OABA catches members in action.

7 update from the OABA’s DC LOBBYIST

GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS 28 REGULATORY UPDATE

The Washington Report

State Legislation and Regulations

9 as the wheel turns Who, what and where are people making news? Here’s the scoop.

32 DOT REGULATORY NEWS 34 Arnold Safety Consulting

12 ON THE EARIE

FMCSA’s New Medical Card Requirements

Tom Powell reports on the industry’s shows, fairs, colorful show folks and amusing events.

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36 CIRCUS MEMBERS Rodney Huey follows circuses around the country.

Twitter @oabainfo

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OABA OFFICERS

OABA trustees

CHAIR Mike Featherston 1ST VICE CHAIR Chris Lopez 2ND VICE CHAIR Michael Wood 3RD VICE CHAIR Thomas J. Gaylin, III trustee 2012 Jeanne McDonagh TRUSTEE 2011 Bill Johnson TRUSTEE 2010 Dominic Vivona, Jr. Treasurer Dan Kroeger President Bob Johnson

OABA directors Michael Brajevich Joe Burum Brad Dallman E. J. Dean Andy Deggeller Michael Doolan Bob Hauser Blake Huston

Stacey Jamieson Mitchell Kaliff Melissa Kibby Michael Lauther Ron Morris Ben Pickett Debbie Powers Lorelei Schoendienst

Joseph Skerbeck Mary Chris Smith Greg Stewart Jay Strates Amber Swedgan Stephen Swika, Jr. Rob Vivona Larry Yaffe

Wayne McCary-2009 Andy Schoendienst-2008 John Hanschen-2007 Guy Leavitt-2006 Ron Burback-2005 Don Deggeller-2004 James E. Strates-2003 * Jackie Swika-2002 Danny Huston-2001 Jeff Blomsness-2000 Sam Johnston-1999 Buddy Merten-1998 * Richard Janas-1997 Jean Clair-1996 James Murphy-1995 Dominic Vivona-1994 * Bill Dillard, Sr.-1993 Tom Atkins-1992 * Red Wood-1991 Billy Burr-1990 Bob Coleman, Sr.-1989 * Deceased

* Milt F. Kaufman-1988 * Andy Andersen-1987 * John Vivona-1986 * Mike Farino-1985 James H. Drew, III-1984 Gerald L. Murphy-1983 * John A. Campi-1982 * Buster L. Brown-1981 * Hub Luehrs-1980 * Lloyd J. Hilligoss-1979 * Hal F. Eifort-1978 * Alfred H. Kunz-1977 * P.E. Reithoffer, Jr.-1976 * Bernard P. Thomas-1975 E. James Strates-1974 * Rod Link-1973 * C.J. Sedlmayr-1972 * John Portemont-1971 * William T. Collins-1966-70 * W.G. Wade-1965


ASSOCIATION H message from the OABA Chair

Untie the Weights From Your Feet Mike Featherston

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hile the weather did not cooperate with folks how fairs can help carnivals trim some of their operating trying to get to Las Vegas in December for the costs. As many carnivals for the past 15 years have relied on IAFE, SLA and OABA events, a record crowd the Department of Labor’s H-2B visa program, higher “prevailarrived, albeit somewhat late due to plane delays. We left biting wages” and regulations, along with worker’s rights group ter cold weather in Minnesota, so the temperatures in the 40’s challenges, have necessitated the need to operate our midways were like we were in Florida for my family! more efficiently. That’s why we used the term “crisis.” We all My wife Connie and I headed directly to Planet Hollywood know the long hours our midways typically operate. Paying for to attend the IAFE Foundation’s Wine these extra hours due the governand Dine event, with my ride company, ment’s “prevailing wage” (which is GoldStar Manufacturing, providing higher than most state minimum Remember to ‘untie the a John Deere mailbox as one of the wages) is costing this industry an weights from your feet and let silent auction items to help raise funds additional 70-80 percent in labor your wings do the rest!’ for their scholarship program. Our costs. We need to evaluate these industry was well represented and supadditional labor costs compared to ported this wonderful fundraiser. the gross revenue produced on the The Showmen’s League of America celebrated their midway during typical operating schedules. This topic needs Centennial bash in Vegas, led by the very capable Chris to be discussed by each carnival company with their fairs…so Atkins as their 2013 President. My “hat’s off” to Chris and his please have that discussion with your fair managers. banquet team, along with Joe Burum, SLA’s executive director, Congratulations, John Hanschen, on being elected to the for a great celebration for all showpeople. Highlighting the IAFE board as the carnival industry representative for the next evening was the “Showpeople Have Talent” event, thanks to two years. Thanks again to Guy Leavitt for his past two years Amber Swedgan, OABA director, and Chris. It was spectacuof service on this board as an associate member. lar with some wonderful talent from fairs, carnivals and the We certainly hit a homerun with the OABA’s keynote OABA (thanks to Brenda Ruiz’s boys, Josh and Justin). speaker at the IAFE’s general session, Manny Scott. This Congratulations are also in order for Dale Merriam, forman rose up from a dysfunctional family in the ghetto, tellmer show owner and OABA director and treasurer, as he took ing his life story to motivate others to “remove the weights the helm as the 101st SLA president as they begin their new from your feet” and reach beyond your current environment. Centennial. Dale says there’s no business like show business. There wasn’t a dry eye in the audience. Also a big congrats to “I never heard anyone sing there’s no business like the dry Minnesota State Fair’s Jerry Hammer, who was inducted into cleaning business!” he said. IAFE’s Hall of Fame this year. The OABA’s educational session, “Fairs and Carnivals in With our federal government continuing to kick the can Crisis” was a standing-room-only crowd to learn more about down the road and their reluctance to tackle immigration

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CALENDAR February 3-5 NICA Business Expo & Fare Foods Food Show

Sheraton Tampa East, Sabal Park Tampa, FL

February 4-8 IISF Gibtown Extravaganza Gibsonton, FL

www.gibtownshowmensclub.com

February 7 OABA 49th Annual Meeting & Chairman’s Reception Sheraton Tampa East, Sabal Park Tampa, FL

February 16-21 Northwestern Showmen’s Club Safety Seminar Oaks Amusement Park Portland, OR

February 17-21 NJAA 6th Annual East Coast/ Mid Atlantic NAARSO/Training Golden Nugget Atlantic City, NJ

February 12-15 ASTM Committee F24 Meeting

February 19-21 IAFE Sponsorship & Advertising/ PR Spring Seminar

www.astm.org

www.fairsandexpos.com

Riverside Hotel Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Wyndham Hotel San Antonio, TX

reform (maybe in 2014), our Washington lobbyist, John Meredith, and the greater H-2B coalition continue to challenge DOL in federal court and in Congress. I’d like to think we are making progress, and I believe we are. One thing I know for sure is that carnivals and concessionaires are getting DOL approvals to once again bring back and hire seasonal guest workers from outside this country. As there are many state and federal challenges for the OABA and its 32-member board to tackle, we also need you, our members, to help by talking with your fairs, writing letters of support to Congress and telling others what’s happening with your businesses. As an experienced board member, I know we are very good at intervening on your behalf. With our board, members and staff, we are capable of delivering a very strong message for you. The genesis for the OABA, almost 50 years ago, was to give the mobile amusement industry a strong voice. We needed this organization to deliver our message. Your board is dedicated to doing just that. I would encourage the next generation to interact with the OABA’s board of directors and get involved to protect and promote this industry. Let them know what your concerns are and then we all can work together to solve issues. I would like to say “thank you” for the pleasure of being your 2013 Chairman. Remember to “untie the weights from your feet and let your wings do the rest!” H JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 | OABA ShowTime Magazine H

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ASSOCIATION H association buzz

Back to Business in 2014 Bob Johnson, OABA President

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s I write this article, the OABA office has just

will be the election of directors and our prestigious Hall of

reopened after being closed for the holidays

Fame inductions and Pioneer Award recipient.

from December 23 through January 1. It’s time

We don’t usually keep this event a secret (except for my

we get back to business serving our members! This month,

induction last year – still a WOW experience to be rec-

Al DeRusha will be attending the Indiana and Wisconsin fair

ognized by my peers with this honor). This year we are

conventions and I will be off to Western Fairs this weekend,

honoring the late Earl “Butch” Butler, founder of Butler

followed by the Illinois and New

Amusements, and OABA

York State conventions.

Trustee Guy Leavitt, owner of

The mailboxes were full upon our return to the office, especially with our young industry students of OABA member/parents applying for OABA-Duke Smith Memorial Scholarships to attend college, which had to be postmarked by December 31. Thanks to the perpetual annual commitment of $15,000 from Allied Specialty Insurance, due to the generosity of

This month’s magazine includes the “Florida Week” event schedule, along with our new ‘White Paper’ concerning the current status of fairs and carnivals, and more importantly, what’s needed to change the course of this industry for our future’s survival and the next generation.

Ray Cammack Shows with his very capable partner and wife, Charlene. This year’s Pioneer Award recipient is our good friend Bob Childress, a man of many talents, including owning a ride company, carnival and circus businesses. You don’t want to miss this ceremony with dramatic video presentations. This month’s magazine

founder Duke Smith and his family,

includes the “Florida Week”

including the David Smith Memorial

event schedule, and our new

Scholarship, the generous $5,000 annual gift from Gold Medal Products, along with support from

“White Paper” concerning the current status of fairs and

other generous donors, we hope all recipients will receive a

carnivals, and more importantly, what’s needed to change the

scholarship. OABA Director and Allied’s Chairman and CEO Mary

course of this industry for our future’s survival and the next

Chris Smith continues the family’s corporate commitment to

generation.

educational excellence of our industry’s youth.

I, along with Al, Dee Dee, Brenda and Tom, look forward to

Please note the official OABA Annual Member Meeting is

seeing many of you, our members, at the IISA trade show, Fare

being held at our new hotel, the Sheraton Tampa East in Sable

Foods/NICA trade show and OABA Annual Meeting. Here’s hop-

Park on Friday, February 7 at 6 PM. Highlighting this meeting

ing for warm Florida sunshine and safe travels to all! H

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DC-based trade organizations and the coalitions that serve them attempted to remove our legislative language from proposals. Both challenges were turned back by avid congressional supporters of the industry, who stood up against the will (and money) of both Big Business and Big Labor to do right by their constituents. The Washington Report Another example of years of dedicated, non-stop grassby John Meredith roots activity culminating in a congressional relationship of great value to our policy objectives played out in 2013. In August, when many were forecasting the death Here We Go... Again of immigration reform in this Congress, House Speaker As 2014 begins, the John Boehner made a commitment to our lobbyist that industry finds itself — the Speaker would do every thing he could to ensure imseemingly — exactly where it was when 2013 began with migration reform was debated in the House. Prospects for respect to immigration reform. We are cowering under a immigration reform continued to decline after August and fragile funding bill rider that may or may not continue to that fact was well documented. However, as the year drew provide relief from the latest DOL attempt to unjustifito a close, Boehner announced the hiring of a seasoned ably raise the wages of H-2B workers. An upcoming debate immigration expert dedicated to restarting the legislative over the nation’s debt ceiling may sour the willingness process on that issue — a person known to both the OABA of Democrats and Republicans to address other pressing Board and our Washington lobbyists. Once again, our legislative concerns as each side begins to, once again, industry finds itself positioned put the politics of elections before effectively to guard our political the needs of those they claim to repgains and be on the leading edge resent. And, make no mistake about 2013 revealed how of information with regard to the it, should the upcoming debate over effective the industry’s timing of all things immigration. raising the minimum wage occur The challenge 2014 brings to prior to Congress concluding its investment in time over the OABA is to avoid complacency. work on immigration reform, there the last few years has been We have done well. We have many may be little political resolve left with regard to the strength congressional friends willing to tackle another divisive issue like to help us. But we have to stay the one we need to ensure a reliable, of our congressional allies’ engaged. This may be the “Do well-trained, seasonal workforce. commitment to the industry. Nothing Congress” but that works However, things may not be a to our advantage. We have already bleak as they seem. Dissecting the been the recipients of an unusual political occurrence events of 2013 shows that our industry was, by far, the — people defeating corporations — when Big Business best-positioned industry among H-2B stakeholders. At the attempted to have our language removed from a bill and conclusion of 2013, every House immigration proposal theirs inserted. The only way for us to remain the force that was dropped saw some level of interaction by our lobwe have become is to continue doing what got us to this byists in Washington. The bipartisan House effort utilized point — answering calls to action every time you are the H-2B language drafted by industry representatives. asked, contribute to the industry political action commitThe rank and file Democratic proposal was introduced tees (PACs), and whenever possible seize any opportunity without our input, but within 48 hours of introduction to forge a relationship of any nature with your Members our representatives were contacted to suggest changes to of Congress. their bill — a task we responded to in less than six hours. In a Congress no longer willing to do the bidding of Inside sources have allowed us to quietly participate in well-connected labor unions or deep-pocketed multithe revision of existing and the drafting of other measures national corporations, people reign supreme. Continue currently being considered. to show your industry pride, communicate your business 2013 revealed how effective the industry’s investment needs, and “put your face” to the issue; if we do not let up, in time over the last few years has been with regard to our efforts will serve as a grassroots model for others in the strength of our congressional allies’ commitment the years to come. H to the industry. On at least two occasions, powerful

Update From The OABA’s DC Lobbyist

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IN MEMORIAM

Ken Nyers, Berk Concession Supply Ken Nyers, sales representative for Berk Concession Supply for over seven years, passed away on October 28, 2013 after a severe stroke. In his short span of time with Berk, Ken serviced several concessionaires and businesses, often

IN MEMORIAM

Rick Hagen of Waterloo Tent & Tarp Long-time employee of Waterloo Tent & Tarp, Rick Hagen,

going out of his way to make sure

49, of Cedar Falls, IA passed away on December 11, 2013 at

that they were taken care of. To

his home. Rick began his work with Waterloo Tent in 2005

make sure Ken’s customers are

as a carnival business sales representative and as his sales

informed about his passing, there will be full color page with

volume grew, was promoted to territory sales representa-

photos in Berk’s new catalog coming out in January.

tive. Rick was well liked throughout the industry and a great

Please contact Art Rogers (330-716-3127) or Beth Sanders (330-369-1192 x143) for your specialty concession needs and

friend to his fellow co-workers. Funeral services were held on December 17 at Prairie Lakes Church in Cedar Falls.

remember that the customer service department is readily available to assist you with your concession orders. Be assured that you will receive the same quality service that you have been accustomed to with Ken.

WFA Service Members Receive Top Honor The Barham family has announced two recipients of the prestigious WFA Barham Award – Saffire Events and Helm & Sons Amusements. Saffire is revolutionizing fairs’ online presences, allowing small- to medium-sized fairs to bring their online marketing services in-house. With first-rate customer service, online trainings, podcasts and more, Saffire is continually looking for new and innovative ways to reach their 100 (and growing) clients with top-notch information. In 2013, Helm & Sons Amusements rolled out a new product, Cub Country, catering to moms and young children by essentially adding a third carnival area to several fairs. “As with many recipients, these two companies have taken existing concepts to a new level,” said Hot Dog on a Stick owner Gary Barham. “We are pleased to welcome them to the Barham family.” The Barham Award is presented in honor of Hot Dog on a Stick founder Dave Barham, and recognizes innovation, quality and leadership in the field of service. The recipients were honored at the Industry Awards Celebration on January 8.

Franceen Gonzales Elected to ASTM International Board of Directors ASTM International has announced that Franceen Gonzales, Vice President, Waterpark Business Development of WhiteWater West, has been elected to the ASTM International Board of Directors. Her term will run for two years starting January 1, 2014. The ASTM International Board of Directors, which consists of twenty-five people, is responsible for the worldwide affairs of the Society which is the globallyrecognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Approximately 12,000 standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence. A member of ASTM International since 2001, Gonzales serves on Committees D22 on Air Quality, F15 on Consumer Products and F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices. She is currently Recording Secretary for the Main F24 Committee and Secretary of the F24 Executive Subcommittee. She was Chairman of Subcommittee F24.70 on Water-Related Amusement Rides and Devices from 2006 to 2009. Gonzales has more than 25 years of experience in waterpark operations, safety and risk management. She assumed her current role in 2013 and prior to that served as Vice President of Risk Management and Waterparks at Great Wolf Resorts, Madi-

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Debbie Dreyfus-Schronk Named 2014 Chair of IAFE Debbie Dreyfus-Schronk, assistant executive director & chief operating officer of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition (SALE), San Antonio, Texas, was elected the 2014 chair of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) during the final business session of the 123rd IAFE Annual Convention. Ms. Dreyfus-Schronk is a well-respected leader in the fair industry. She has been involved with the IAFE since 1996 and has chaired numerous IAFE committees. She has served as IAFE Zone 6 director and earned her Certified Fair Executive designation in 2004. Ms. Dreyfus-Schronk is a member of the South Texas Farm and Ranch Club, the International Entertainment Buyers Association, past president of the North American Livestock Show & Rodeo Managers Association, current vice president of the Texas 4-H Youth & Development Foundation, and a graduate and alumnus of the Leadership Texas Program.

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OABA members visiting together in the Florida Keys; from left, Brandee, Gail and Chris Huston with Linda and Jim Murphy, OABA trustee.

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ASSOCIATION H on the earie

On The Earie Tom Powell, OABA News Ambassador

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or the first time since 1972, the year the combined conventions of the International Association of Fairs and Exhibitions, Showmen’s League of America, and Outdoor Amusement Business Association moved from the Sherman House Hotel in Chicago to the Stardust in Las Vegas, I wasn’t present for all the happenings. I have many great memories of those conventions, including being asked by Hub Luehrs of Luehrs’ Ideal Rides and Nick Viscomi of Jim Murphy’s Mighty Blue Grass Shows to be master of ceremonies at fabulous banquets honoring them. Bill Alter, then with National Ticket, and I made it a point to spend at least one afternoon hitting all the suites hosted by carnival owners. Rod and Rita Link had the Indian River Boys entertaining in theirs. We’d be sure to strop by for a drink or two and pictures. The always affable hosts included Jerry Murphy, Jim Murphy, Jimmy Strates, Carl Sedlmayr, Johnny and Marilyn Portemont, Ed Gregory, Milt Kaufman and Hal Eifort, Jimmy Drew, Jeff Pugh, Fred Thumberg, Pat Reithoffer, Dick Carl, and some I can’t recall. Perhaps the proudest of all was Fred (Loose Change) Cantrell. A graduate of Tennessee Preparatory School in Nashville, a place for children whose parents couldn’t afford to raise them, he went on to own Playland Shows. Cantrell had his suite in Las Vegas the year he was president of the Greater Tampa Showmen’s Association. A person could get inebriated on the job, especially if he also visited the suites of Buddy Lee Attractions and the William Morris Agency, or spent some time at the bar each day with George Zambelli of Zambelli Fireworks, or Paul (Duke) Smith of Allied Specialty Insurance, which I did on more than one glorious occasion. We were often joined by Don Greiman, two-time president of the Iowa Fairs Association.

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I’ve written many times about how my uncle Marty Hutchinson, a railroader all of his life, bought me a Lionel train with all the trimmings when I was born on July 18, 1933. Miraculously, that train still runs like new. In fact, it gets around a lot better than I do. I used to share my love of electric trains with Mike Taylor of Taylor & Sons Carnival, Annapolis, MD. He related to me that he had several and enjoyed them the same way I did. I called him recently and spoke to a man in their office. He told me Mike passed away in September, but the trains were still there strewn around the office. Trains don’t seem to mean as much as electronic gadgets or games as Christmas presents today and I was reminded of something like this when I received an e-mail from Larry and Gala Habeck. Larry was president of the IISA in 1987 and stays on top of proposed zoning changes that could have a dramatic effect on carnival people living in and around what the great Ward Hall always refers to as “Grand and Glorious Gibsonton”. Habeck’s missive told about the differences between 1963 and 2013, including acid rock and acid reflux; going to a new hip joint and receiving a new hip joint; passing the driver’s test and passing the vision test. Some other gems included the fact that people starting college this fall were born in 1994. CDs were introduced four years before that. They have always had answering machines and cable and cannot fathom not having a remote control. I get mad when the sports media talks about great players and leaves out pitchers like Robin Roberts who was with the 1950 Philadelphia Whiz Kids. Then it hits me that was 63 years ago. When I was born, 63 years back would have been 1870. That was before Walter (Big Train) Johnson, Christy Mathewson and Mordecai (Three Fingers) Brown.

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I guess I shouldn’t be so rough on folks who don’t remember Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Buck Jones, Whip Wilson and Lash Larue, who like William F. Cody, or Buffalo Bill, the first president of the Showmen’s League of America in 1913, toured with traveling shows. Ronnie Hobbs was talking about a trip he and friends made on their motorcycles to Gibsonton and were inquiring from some of the locals where Andy’s Bar was. Nobody knew, since it has been Showtown USA for longer than most of us can recall, and Andy and Ethel Osak, and their son, Chuck, have passed away. Nevertheless, in the minds of Christine and me, it will always be Andy’s, and that’s where we told Ronnie to meet us. It took him a while to get there. I talked to Peter Kasin this morning (December 27). He, Rick Haney, Dave Jaros and Donnie Massey were getting ready to drive to Washington, IL where a tornado devastated the town recently to distribute stuffed toys to needy children. “We have a group of about 25 and purchased the merchandise from Ideal Toys (of Woodinvale, Washington). A lot of people are involved, but we did receive substantial donations from Mike Featherston and Bill Johnson. We’re saying the gifts are coming from the Carnival Amusement Industry, which includes owners and operators of food, games and rides.” They did the same at Newtown, Connecticut last year, where the school shootimgs took place. This is a depiction and perception of carnival people that needs to be emphasized. Some fair managers are nice enough to let me know how their event did, even before I called them. J. H. Martin was like that at the Greater Baton Rouge Fair before he retired. Apparently he trained Cliff Barton, his successor as chairman, well, because Barton let me know attendance was up from last year and vendors reported good sales. He didn’t omit the


On their way home after a long season is the crew from Netterfield Concessions. From left, are Butch Netterfield, Christine Powell, Ann Netterfield, Janice Lane, Kim Netterfield, Jorge Herrera, Rene Orozco, Christopher Lane and Dale Hennigan.

From left, at IAAPA in Orlando, are Mike Featherston, GoldStar Amusements; Scott Fernandez, E. K. Fernandez Shows; Guy Leavitt, Ray Cammack Shows; and Bill Johnson, A Fantasy Amusements.

With Fiesta Shows, from left, are Gene Dean, Jude David, who is in charge of special events for the show, and E. J. Dean, who is an OABA director.

Seen walking the trade show floor are concessionaires Glenn and Theresa Pulver with Headley Amusements of Fairburn, IL.

All pals in the Showmen’s League of America, from left, are Donnie Massie, Alpine Amusements; Kenny Smith, Graphic Design; Peter Kasin and Dave Jaros.

From left, are Blake Huston, North American Midway Entertainment; Rene Wegkamp, Away 2Xplore; Stacey and Patrick Jamieson, World’s Finest Shows; and Jay Strates, Strates Shows. Blake, Stacey and Jay are OABA directors.

John and Sandie Arbutina Formato own Candyland Amusements and travel with shows in western New York. They had 12 people at their wedding at 12 noon, December 12, 2012!

From Funtastic Shows are Ron and Beverly Burback and their daughter, Tracy Munoz. Burback was OABA chairman in 2005.

With Mark Fanelli’s Traveling Amusement Park, from left, are Mark Fanelli, Kendra Fleming, Jeanette Gilmore, Smokey’s Greater Shows; Dan and Janet Tibbetts.

Ready for the trade show in Gibsonton, from left, with Arnold Amusements, are Tom, Ivan and Eric Arnold. Tom was president of the IISA in 1992, and his dad, Ivan, held that post in 1993.

fact a person was shot and killed, and the perpetrator was apprehended by sheriff’s deputies. “We will have to consider further security measures in 2014,” he added. Cliff said the weather was so bad Thursday they couldn’t open, but attendance on every other day exceeded last year’s numbers. “We had the problem of finding parking for all our guests but managed to get all of them in.” That’s a very nice problem. Mitchell Brothers Amusements provided the midway for the first time, bringing in more than 40 rides. “A jamboree was held and we raised $5,900 for our scholarship fund.” Please send news to tomp@oaba.org, or call 615.319.1258. Here’s hoping everybody has a good season. Have all great days, and God Bless! H

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Hall of Fame Inductees and Pioneer Award Recipient at the OABA 49th Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL on February 7 at the Sheraton Tampa East starting at 6PM Hall of Fame Inductees

Earl “Butch” Butler

Guy Leavitt

Pioneer Award Recipient

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he Outdoor Amusement Business Association, (OABA) recently recognized the following members as meeting some of the highest standards of safety, quality and service in the outdoor, mobile amusement industry, having recently achieved the coveted OABA’s Circle of Excellence recognition for the years 2013 through 2017, during the recent IAFE Annual Convention in Las Vegas. Through independent, third-party audits and criteria established by the OABA’s Foundation for the Future Program, these members scored and exceeded generally accepted industry practices and standards in their midway presentation, operations, concessions, human resources, and other criteria, to improve the overall public perception of their business. This program brings into play the fundamental principles of the OABA’s Foundation for the Future program, which is a strategic vision and an ambitious set of industry goals, with the purpose to educate and produce change. As members of the OABA’s Circle of Excellence, these companies have improved the business climate and guest relations for their fairs, festivals and other event sponsors, while enhancing the public’s perception of the mobile amusement industry. Please join the OABA’s Board of Directors as well as the IAFE’s Board of Directors in recognizing them for this extraordinary achievement. These companies continue to strive for operational excellence and the highest level of guest satisfaction in the mobile amusement industry. For almost 50 years, the OABA is the largest industry trade organization representing members of the mobile amusement industry, primarily in the United States and Canada. Representing over 2,500 members in this family industry of carnivals, food and game concessions, independent ride owners, and the circus industry, the OABA provides educational programs, promotes and advocates on behalf of the mobile amusement industry, and provides members with upto-date communications via publications, electronic news and social media networks on topics of interest. H

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Carnival Recipients 2013 - 2017 California Carnival Co. – Kevin Tate Fiesta Shows – Eugene J. Dean III Helm & Sons Amusements – Dave Helm Powers Great American Midways – Corky & Debbie Powers Reithoffer Shows (Blue Unit) – Richard Reithoffer Reithoffer Shows (Orange Unit) – Pat Reithoffer Rosedale Attractions – Thomas Gaylin III

Concessionaires & Attractions 2013 - 2017 ATSEIF Mobile Foods – Eugene J. Dean III Amy’s Concessions – Amy Powers B Original Foods – Tiffany Janas Bow-Ben Concessions – John Stoorza III Cowboy Attractions – Pam McDonald Debbie’s Concessions – Debbie Powers Heavenly Treats – Philip & Suzie Corl Horses Horses Horses! – Lisa Dufresne Ianni Concessions – Steve Ianni Jill’s Diner – Jill Wells JT Concessions – Jeremy Thomas Make It Concessions – Willie Ryan Palm Tree Amusements – Evelyn & Ron Thomas Pugh Concessions – Beau Pugh Stoplight Productions – Ron & Tracy Thomas Suncoast Concessions – Paul Smith


Carnivals and Fairs Changing the Way They Do Business During the recent IAFE Convention in Las Vegas, the OABA presented an educational workshop to a packed house titled “Carnival and Fairs in Crisis: The Impacts on Your Fair.” This session was moderated by OABA President Bob Johnson and included panelists Rick Pickering from the CA State Fair; John Sykes with the East Texas State Fair and now IAFE’s First Vice Chair; Wayne Pierce, industry attorney with The Pierce Law Firm; Chris Lopez, OABA’s First Vice Chair and Sr. VP of Ray Cammack Shows; Michael Wood, CEO of Wood Entertainment Co. and OABA’s First Vice Chair; and Mick Brajevich, OABA Director and President of Butler Amusements, all providing their expertise on this subject. This session gave the audience an update on the legal issues facing the mobile amusement industry, especially with carnivals and concessionaires utilizing DOL’s seasonal visa program for guest workers (H-2B). They discussed ways the fair and carnival industry can work together to improve midway operations in terms of ride efficiency, wage/hour compliance, removing unproductive hours/days and improving amenities needed for seasonal workers. To help educate others who could not be there, the OABA has issued a “White Paper” as a follow-up to this session, and to solicit your help to educate others in our industry and improve working conditions for both American and foreign guest workers.

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f the leaders of our industries do not address the way we have

FEATURES H In addition, over the past decades increases in fuel costs, DOT compliance, ride inspections, insurance, plus the cost of new rides and equipment have been steadily rising. Therein lies our struggle — how to overcome government dictated, artificially inflated labor costs and handle all these other rising costs, all while remaining in compliance with state and federal regulations. The H-2B visa program gave the mobile amusement industry a reliable and consistent workforce...a lifeline thrown to our industry. However, today’s regulatory compliance to qualify for this labor source has turned that lifeline into a noose around our necks. We know that fairs, carnivals and, more importantly, our customers have benefited by having foreign guest workers in our business relationships. There are so many things currently dictated to carnivals, such as numbers of rides as opposed to capacity, and hours of operation that make compliance nearly impossible without a major shift in the financial formula. Something that we understand may not be feasible in the short term; however, midway efficiency can be accomplished. Fairs may say the simplest solution is double our workforce, except doubling the workforce means doubling the associated capital investment and logistical items like bunkhouses, parking spaces, utility connections, restroom capacity, transportation vehicles, etc. Financially, carnivals cannot afford to double their labor costs at the current wage levels, and fairs simply do not have the space to accommodate twice the support equipment. Fairs and carnivals must work together to do more with less rather than doubling the labor force. The only path forward is the proverbial “tightening of the belt;” fewer hours and rides — two things the fair leadership can control in most cases.

done business for the past several decades, survival of our re-

Since our Best Practices between Fairs and Carnivals was developed

spective industries hangs in the balance. At heart are the four

and communicated back in 2006, the business climate has changed

fundamental issues — trust, communication, consistency and effi-

and the industry has not. Carnivals, especially those recognized by

ciency — with trust being the axis on which the other three revolve.

our Quality Assessment audit program’s Circle of Excellence, strive to

Without trust in each other, any path forward will require us to

present a midway product that continues to improve positive guest

remember the lessons learned from our past and find solutions to

perception and a midway product fairs can be proud of while striving

improve the future for the next generation of leadership. This path

to enhance guest experience. Providing safe family entertainment and

forward requires an open and honest discussion.

contributing much-needed revenue and fundraising dollars to give

Once trust is achieved, lines of communication can be established for the honest debate that can, and will, take place about how to best

back to both fairs and the local community is our business, a daunting task with an outdated business model.

resolve some of our mutual issues together. We believe that the logi-

Mitigating increasing labor costs, providing adequate mobile living

cal path forward, is to engage in an open and honest debate now. Our

conditions, recruiting and retaining a qualified seasonal workforce,

mutual survival and future improvements to our business model de-

or just making carnivals a great place to work are things we can no

mands that we do so. At issue are the burdens of compliance, not only

longer accomplish alone. Fairs can help carnivals improve the way we

to labor laws in multiple jurisdictions, but the will of organized labor

do business by having frank and transparent discussions with their

and the political pressure they have brought to bear. For many years

carnival provider, discussing key operating strategies such as:

we operated with a business model predicated on relatively inexpensive labor costs, in part because of our ability to exercise the 13(a) exemption in the Fair Labor Standards Act designed specifically for seasonal amusement and recreational businesses. These exemptions gave us the ability to pay less than minimum wage and exempted us

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Eliminate unproductive revenue hours from the midway operations. Discuss the number and mix of rides and attractions that will optimally handle the capacity of guests on the midway; speak in terms

of capacity rather than sheer numbers of rides. Eliminating unproduc-

from overtime pay, after 40 hours. This wage/hour labor exemption al-

tive rides not only saves labor, but also transportation, insurance and

lowed the carnival industry to be a generous revenue stream for fairs.

maintenance costs for us, with no costs to you. The fair’s financial

Reliance for some 15 years on foreign labor under the federal government’s H-2B visa for season guest workers has changed a lot of things, including our visibility, as carnivals and concessionaires who rely on this labor force are squarely on the radar screen of regulators and our exemption is being seriously challenged by both DOL and activists groups in federal courts. Our current government and organized labor are tirelessly attempting to remove minimum wage jobs and increase wages of unskilled labor through compliance actions.

stream can remain the same in most cases, and may improve.

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Work with your carnival midway provider to help them improve amenities needed for seasonal workers such as space, water, sani-

tary sewer, power, restrooms, shower facilities, laundry and a commissary to provide for the basic human needs of seasonal staff.

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Consider having a different schedule of operating hours on the midway, basing them on traffic flow, rather than the prem-

ise we must all be open at the same time. Commercial buildings

Rising State and Federal minimum wages, and the DOL prevailing wage

often have a different closing time than the fair as a whole, so

determinations (PWD’s) affecting our foreign seasonal workforce are

why not stagger opening times based on actual revenue numbers? (cont’d on pg. 35)

also challenging carnivals and concessionaires.

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Monday, February 3 – Wednesday, February 5 NICA Business Expo/Trade Show Tuesday, February 4 – Saturday February 8 IISF 45th Annual Trade Show and Extravaganza

Thursday, February 6 OABA Free Day at IISA Trade Show (with 2014 membership card)

OABA Board Breakfast with Chair’s Reception Sponsors 8 AM

10 AM – 5 PM Gibsonton, FL

OABA Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 5 SLA Long Range Planning Meeting

OABA-Duke Smith Memorial Education Fund Board and Scholarship Committee Meetings

9 AM – 4 PM

9 AM – 12 PM

FL Amusement Device & Attraction Advisory Committee Meeting

12:30 PM

10 AM – 12 PM Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa, FL

“Around the World, FUN is Our Business” 6 PM - Gibsonton, FL

NICA Annual Membership Meeting and Reception 8 PM – 12 AM

IISA Annual Banquet and Ball Friday, February 7 SLA Scholarship Committee Meeting 9 AM – 10 AM

SLA Nominating Committee Meeting 10 AM – 11 AM

SLA Board Meeting 12 PM – 1:30 PM

OABA Circus Members Meeting 12 PM

OABA 49th Annual Meeting 6 PM Hall of Fame Induction – Honoring Earl “Butch” Butler and Guy Leavitt Pioneer Award – Honoring Bob Childress Followed by 2014 Chairman’s Reception – Honoring Chris Lopez

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West Coast Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,062 Powers Great American Midways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,650 Amusements of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,481 North American Midway Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,217 Belle City Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,500 Butler Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,821 Wright’s Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,055 Crabtree Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,053 Twentieth Century Rides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,400 GoldStar Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,506 Rosedale Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,326 A Fantasy Amusement Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,106 Thomas Carnival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,118 Frazier Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,244 Mitchell Bros. & Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,900 Reithoffer Shows - Blue Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,550 Wagner’s Carnival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,125 Reithoffer Shows - Orange Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,100 Tip Top Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,400 PBJ Happee Days Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,400 Pride of Texas Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,580 S&S Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500 Bates Bros. Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,011 Smokey Mountain Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,008 TOTAL $227,113


Amusements of America – Charleston, SC Tent set up at the Coastal Carolina Fair

OABA Trustee Dominic Vivona, left, and Jerry Smithson, Risk Manager.

These pretty ladies were in the party mood, from left, Jane Vivona, Shelby Royal and Libby Hampton.

Rose Smith is pictured with Eric Powell with his OABA jacket. Thanks to these two veteran showmen who took charge of the chow line – Larry Hampton and Mel Melton.

Al DeRusha and Rob Vivona conducted the live auction. Rob is an OABA Director.

These two happy gals sold the 50/50 tickets – Kellie House and Mary Guidroz.

Keeping everyone in good spirit were Harley McLuskie and Robb Riggs.

Chris Probst was the highest bidder for this SLA 100th anniversary poster.

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Jammin’ Jamborees continued Frazier Shows – Las Cruces, NM From left: Cordell Winfield, tip board winner Dave Teeple, Adam Schrum and Andrea Broetsky.

Bryan Broetsky, Jordan Scales, Steve, Julie and Ashley Broetsky.

“Goldfish in bowl” Matt Hosac, ride supervisor, and Amber Decker “wheel foreman” were winners of the adult costume contest. The Broetsky bunch, from left, Cash, Stephen, George Tobias, Steve, Julie, Stephen Paul, Ashley, Jordan Scales, Georgie, Andrea, Paul Cavanaugh and Jan.

The winners of the generator were David Mesendick, Shalon Jowers, Shannon Castillo and Bo Welch. Garry Miller, concessions manager, and his wife Ginny Miller, food manager.

Hanging out at the beer sales were, from left, David Mesendick, Shannon Castillo, Steve Broetsky, Earl Bogadain and Rob Dupee.

Cailegh Hydock was the winner of the kids costume contest.

Ride supervisor Larry Sloan and his wife Barb.

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All the kids had a great time – almost like Christmas! From left: Cailegh Hydock, A.J. Schrum, Garfield Miller, Georgie Tobias, Taylor Mesendick, Cash Broetsky, Dylan Tobias and Stephen Paul Broetsky.


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Photo Gallery IAFE Convention – Las Vegas, NV

OABA Sr. VP Al DeRusha, left, pictured with Manny Scott who was the IAFE General Session keynote speaker, sponsored by the OABA.

OABA President Bob Johnson, IAFE President/CEO Jim Tucker, Manny Scott and OABA Chair Mike Featherston.

Struppi Hanneford, second from right, owner of the Royal Hanneford Circus, with her professional circus team at the IAFE trade show in Las Vegas.

OABA Manager of Programs & Services Brenda Ruiz with her sons, Justin and Joshua. Justin and Joshua won third place in the “Showpeople Have Talent” competition.

Claire Morton and OABA Trustee Ron Burback having a great time at the SLA Centennial Banquet in Las Vegas.

From left, concessionaires Boyd and Traci Newton with Chris, Mitchell and Crystal Hoss.

Martin–Dorman Wedding

OABA Director Holly Swartz, Hitch-Hiker Mfg. was the grand prize winner of the “Showpeople Have Talent” competition in Las Vegas. The event raised over $8,500 for the IAFE, OABA and SLA scholarship programs. IAFE Mystery Top Guns Marla Calico, IAFE Director of Education, and Jerry Hammer, CEO Minnesota State Fair and recent IAFE Hall of Fame recipient, wowed the audience with the “Take Me Home” keyboard and guitar classic.

IAFE’s Marla Calico, Brandee Huston and Danielle Bourre posing with their well-deserved trophies at the “Showpeople Have Talent” competition!

Chrissy Martin, Martin Ulisse Imports & Twisted Amusements and Philip Dorman, Dorman Enterprises were united in marriage on November 23, 2013. Chrissy is the daughter of Charles Leonard Martin of 20th Century Rides. Philip is the son of the late David Dorman, Dorman Concessions. Pictured are Chrissy Martin Dorman, Philip Dorman and Colton Dorman. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 | OABA ShowTime Magazine H

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Contribution Fund 2013 OABA Contribution Fund Program Participants

PROGRAM

BRONZE • Get Your Contribution Fund Tickets Now • This is deductible as a business expense

OABA Contribution Fund Program

the oaba’s contribution fund offers three different plans to meet your show’s contribution to the OABA and in turn rewards the show and concessionaires for these donations.

WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE? You will be given the opportunity to receive cash prizes for your contributions to this program and help the OABA protect the carnival industry.

WHAT IS IT? Fund-raising for the OABA has always been based on the generosity of its members and depends on members to pay their fair share, the theory being that the organization belongs to the members who raise relevant issues and in the belief that they will also underwrite activities. Support and participation of enough members will provide the revenue necessary to continue and improve on membership services.

HOW IS IT HANDLED? This OABA program advises member carnivals to collect funds from all office-owned and independent concessions and rides, side shows and arcades. When the show owner collects the money, they need to give or complete a receipt. The show or concessionaires then send the receipts to the OABA office, which will be eligible for monthly and annual incentive prizes. Please note that it is important to include your phone number on your receipt, as we want to be able to contact you when you win!

WHAT IS THE MONEY USED FOR? The funds collected for this program are earmarked for legal, legislative and lobbying issues. Also, funds are used to continually upgrade member services. CAN’T I JUST CONTRIBUTE? Sure, but then you lose out on the opportunity to participate in winning cash incentives.

SEND IT ALL IN! Funds are solicited and contributed in the name of the OABA. Once money is collected, please send it monthly to the OABA office in form of a check or money order. You may check ShowTime magazine where the contributions and monthly winners in each plan will be published monthly. H

Bronze Plan

Contribution from Concessions & Rides $5.00 per event Monthly drawings April-October Final drawing in February First Prize $300 First Prize $3,000 Second Prize $200 Second Prize $2,000 Third Prize $100 Third Prize $1,000

Silver Plan

Contribution from Concessions & Rides $10.00 per week Monthly drawings April-October Final drawing in February First Prize $400 First Prize $4,000 Second Prize $300 Second Prize $2,000 Third Prize $200 Third Prize $1,000 Bronze and Silver Plans: If the carnival contributions exceed $5,000, 2014 OABA dues are waived for carnival.

Gold Plan

Contribution from Concessions & Rides $5.00 per day Monthly drawings April-October Final drawing in February First Prize $500 First Prize $5,000 Second Prize $400 Second Prize $2,000 Third Prize $300 Third Prize $1,000 Gold Plan: If the carnival contributions exceed $10,000, 2014 OABA dues are waived for carnival.

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Bates Bros. Amusement Co. Amusement Plus B&D Entertainment Bates E.L.I.T.E. Creech Concessions D&S Entertainment Calkins Midways Audra Fletcher & Chuck Waterman Craig & Eleni Fletcher Eleni Fletcher Paul George Ava Holtz Greg Holtz Julia Holtz Kathy Holtz Chuck & Lynn Waterman Crabtree Amusements Marina Carraza Cheryl Crabtree Annie Crouch Tony Crouch Dawn Drescher Travis Drescher Dennis Haack Melissa Kibby Pat Martinez Paul Nemeth Patrick Sheridan Sisters Lemon Dennis Warner Cheryl Wiggins Deggeller Attractions 2 Katz Production – Pete Katz Alien Ink Tattoos Alvin’s Airbrush

Candy Anderson Barrett’s East Coast Foods – Dennis Rowland Bestlife Bull Ride – J. Meyers Big Mac’s Gametime – Scott & Sally MacNeill Brian’s Smoothies California Boys CAMCO – David Campbell Casper Chapman’s Dozers Chan’s Food Chen – Name Art Chen – Pictures Coca Borga Cypress Enterprises, Inc. – Jamie & Andy Deggeller Dandy BBQ DEA Games – Andy & Jamie Deggeller Deggeller Attractions Deggeller Enterprises Deggeller Foods Jamie & Andy Deggeller Devin Douellette – Mini Pirate Doc Elliott’s FABCO – Jason & Angela Floyd Fairplay Games – Dale & Sharon Negus Fox Fine Arts Frehler (D&F) Fun Amusements Heidi & Wendell – Raiders Higginbottom Holtz Hot Spot Hot Stuff & Co. – Bonnie Jacobson

2013 OABA Contribution Fund Ray Cammack Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,130 Powers Great American Midways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,190 Deggeller Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,860 Reithoffer Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,300 Frazier Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,450 NAME/Astro Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,200 Luehrs’ Ideal Rides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,050 Skerbeck Bros. Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,090 NAME/Amusement South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,435 S&S Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,855 NAME/All Star Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,845 A Fantasy Amusement Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,800 NAME/Mid America Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,600 NAME/Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,308 Rainbow Valley Rides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,125 Crabtree Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,910 Rosedale Attractions & Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,740 Calkins Midways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,605 GoldStar Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500 Poor Jack Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500 Doolan Amusement Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,100 Majestic Midways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 Swank’s Steel City Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 Bates Bros. Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 TOTAL $174,093


Hsing Sunglasses Indian Hands Kat’s Quarters Kim – Artist Kim’s Sales Knox Concessions Matt Lauther Liang Little Richards Christian Lopez LT’s Airbrush Luehrs Ideal Rides M&D Rides – MacNeill & Deggeller Males Mobile Mountain Rob Myers Dale Negus Paul Nemeth O’Rourke PB3 – Paul Bury Aaron Pacifico PBJ Happee Days Shows Peanutman Porky’s BBQ Porter’s Dozers Raiders – Heidi & Wendell Gilcrest Riddle Sales

Robbeloth Concessions Robert’s Concessions – Paul & Nancy Dennis Rowland Russell Foods – Jay Russell S&S Foods Jarred Sapp Sky Attractions – McDonagh’s Larry Smith Nick Smith Robin Smith Stuart Confections Superior Midway Games – Cliff & Heidi Elsperman T&T Concessions Teacups – Heidi & Cliff Elsperman Upsplash Vanhoose – Ropeladder Wacky & Tacky Airbrush Wok n Roll Yaja Collection Wade Yant – Bingo Mario Yhnatko Yoyo – Artist Doolan Amusement Co. Abigail Doolan Heidi Doolan

John Doolan Michael Doolan Sean Doolan Tina Doolan Frazier Shows 3 G’s Blazen Enterprises Broetsky Equipment Broetsky Foods Andrea Broetsky Ashley Broetsky Bryan Broetsky Cash Broetsky Dylan Broetsky Jan Broetsky Julie Broetsky S.P. Broetsky S.T. Broetsky Steve Broetsky Carlos Frazier Shows Garfield Miller Garry Miller Ginny Miller Jordan Scales Adam Schrum AJ Schrum Betsi Schrum Schrum Enterprises

Barb Sloan Gary Sloan Larry Sloan Tobias Sky Entertainment Dylan Tobias George Tobias GoldStar Amusements Anthony Rosati Majestic Midways Jake Inners NAME/All Star Amusements David Belcher Jeff Blomsness Patti Blomsness JPB, Inc. Dee & Sara Ketcham Jon & Dee Ketcham Sara Ketcham Brad Klingenmeyer NAME/Southeast Amusement Co. Greg Belanger Roch Bourbonnais Jeff Blomsness Buttazzoni Concessions Paul Caesar Sheila Cassata Gary Cording

Ron Dalgleish Steven Dobson Tony Diaz Robert Hauser Robert Hauser, Jr. Danny Huston Cynthia King Kurt Lillemo Larry Lillemo Buni Lombard Nick Mays George Oldham Jeff Opdam Louie Pacifico Dave Potopas Tasha Potopas Mike Zdebiak Rainbow Valley Rides Rainbow Valley Rides Reithoffer Shows – Blue Unit Jan Husted Rosedale Attractions Michelle Farrow Jason & Joe Gaylin Barbara Gaylin Michelle Gaylin Tom Gaylin Wayne Hinson

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Contribution Fund continued 2013 OABA Contribution Fund Program Participants (continued) J&J Concessions Sue Shreve S&S Amusements Andrew & Britt’s Bottle Up Andrew’s Balloon Andrew’s Blockbuster Andrew’s Fishy Fish Andrew’s Ring Toss Andrew’s Target Dart Andrew’s Waterrace Britt’s Basketball Britt’s High Striker Britt’s Long Range Butch’s Balloon Butch’s Bebe Gun Butch’s Duck Butch’s Fish Butch’s Kiddie High Striker Butch’s Long Range Butch’s Machine Gun Dennis’s Animals Dennis’s Horse Elise & Mike’s Lemonade Jimmy’s Basketball Jimmy’s Break a Bottle Jimmy’s Goldfish Jimmy’s Long Range Jimmy’s Mirror Jimmy’s Mirror Balloon Jimmy’s One Ball Jimmy’s Shark Jimmy’s Sponge Bob Jimmy’s Tubs Josh’s Lights Kenny’s Bozo Kiddie High Striker Larry’s Balloon Larry’s Bebe Gun Larry’s Fish Larry’s Goldfish Larry’s Machine Gun Larry’s Speed Pitch Larry’s Whack a Mole Mary’s Jewelry Michael’s Cotton Candy Michael’s Bust 3 Michael’s Family Bust 3 Michael’s Family Diner/ Lemonade

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Michael’s Family Miniball Michael’s Family Ring Toss Michael’s Family Waterrace Michael’s French Fry Michael’s Funnel Cake Michael’s Ice Cream Michael’s Popcorn Michael’s Ring Toss Mike & Elsie’s Lemonade Paula’s Pretzel Princess Pizza Ramos’ Clothes S&S Monkey Maze Swika’s Cotton Candy Swika’s Popcorn Tim’s “I Got It” Vince’s Steak Wilbur’s Sausage Skerbeck Bros. Shows Cindy Koleff Tim Koleff

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A Fantasy Amusement Co. Bill Johnson Jeff Lapin Luehrs’ Ideal Rides Chris & Kristin Atkins Clair’s Classic Foods – Joe & Jean Clair First Class Attractions – Andy & Lorelei Schoendienst Luehrs’ Ideal Rides, Inc. Andrew Schoendienst, Jr. NAME/Mid America Shows Randy Bertram Body Pizazz Gary Crabtree Gary & Lori Crabtree Ray DeFrates Nick Douglas Amy Huston Blake Huston Cooper Huston Danny Huston Diane Huston

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Lucy Huston Mason Huston Richard Huston JPB Concessions Alvin Kennedy Bill Lordy Main Street Grill Troy Meadows Tim & Beth Merkel Michiana Facepainting Ann Nowak Eldon Runyan Dennis Voss Mary Ann Voss Powers Great American Midways Advantage Albert Balliet Andrews Glass Bachman Race Bear Candy Castle – John & Candy Chan Charron Cisco Suzie Corl Stephanie Corl D. Coss Red Cox Cully’s Concessions Dave Doolan N. Douglas East Coast Air Edgar Ruthie Evans Fox Fine Arts Aribrush Fun Zone – Candy Gail Garcia Walter Gould Graham Hall/Christ – Side Shows Billy Hortsman Steve Ianni Marc Janas Tiffany Janas Jason

Jennifer – Sales Pete Kast Jon Ketcham Kilingenmeyer Cash McDonald Pam McDonald Vic McGuire McKnight Mike’s Concessions Mythic Negus Frank O’Rourke Mike Pancek PGAM Pies Gator Pies Horse Pies Pig Pies Rat Amy Powers Corky Powers Debbie Powers Eddy Powers Raymond Ristick Robertson Glow Jeff Rose S. Ryan Willie Ryan Sandloaffer – Wolf Shenck Candy Jeremy Thomas Marie Thomas Mike Thomas Ron Thomas Tracy Thomas Jill Wells Piers Weston-Burt

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Ray Cammack Shows Alfredo Cejas Alvarez Jim Bradshaw Bryan Creason Tracy Creason Kathryn Dwyer Kincaid Dwyer Scarlett Dwyer Tanner Ewald

Guy & Charlene Leavitt Grandchildren’s Fund Joyce Hutchins Mariah Jundt Racquel Jundt Rob Jundt Shaelyn Jundt Tassie Jundt Treyton Jundt Ashley Kastl Cameron Kastl Jaden Leavitt Jo Anne Leavitt Mark & Vivian Leavitt Michele Leavitt Pasyn Leavitt Roger Leavitt Taylum Leavitt Chris & Jody Lopez Dylan Lopez Jody Lopez Kade Lopez Lopez Concessions, LLC Lopez Kids Riley Lopez Tanner Lopez Bill Morton Burt Morton Carrie Morton Deborah Morton Ashley Murray Emmitt Ousey Hailey Ousey Kate Ousey Kirsten Ousey M.J. Ousey Mary Ousey Michael Ousey Robert Ousey Jayce Pacheco Passport Concessions Ethian Perez Diego Polafox Juvenal Polafox Mario Telles Tyler Till Stephanie VanderVorste


2014 Memberships Sold Tracy Creason

244

Ray Cammack Shows

Andrew Schoendienst, Jr.

47

Luehrs’ Ideal Rides

Debbie Powers

61

Doug Burtch

37

T. J. Schmidt & Co.

Powers Great American Midways

Heidi Elsperman

53

Lisa Shiper

52

Michelle Farrow

50

Darla McMurran

Deggeller Attractions

Wanda Folks GoldStar Amusements

Niki Skerbeck Skerbeck Bros. Shows

15

NAME/International

11

Rosedale Attractions

5

West Coast Amusements

Patti McClain

3

NAME

TOTAL 578

Tracy Creason

Debbie Powers

Doug Burtch

Heidi Elsperman

Lisa Shuper

Wanda Folks

Michelle Farrow

Niki Skerbeck

Darla McMurran

Andrew Schoendienst, Jr.

Patti McClain

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government regulations H regulatory update

State and Federal Legislative Issues New Jersey Thanks to Lary I. Zucker, General Counsel to the NJAA, for providing this update. On November 13, 2013, I attended a working group meeting with the DCA to discuss the Rides Committee “Wish List” for amendments to the Carnival-Amusement Ride Statute and Regulations. Attending the meeting on behalf of the DCA were Mike

We met for almost three hours to discuss the 11 items on the Wish List Memo dated October 10, 2013. Our discussion was open and candid and progress was made on a number of issues. The DCA will now conduct internal meetings to discuss our proposals and we will all meet again to finalize some new rules. WISH LIST DISCUSSION 1. Amend the Type Certification Statute (N.J.S.A.

Baier, Mike Tripplet, Ed Smith

5:3-42) to provide that a

and Don VanHouten. Industry

ride Type Certification will

representatives included

be valid for a period of five

Scott Simpson, Bob Hoban,

years instead of three years.

Mike Clearkin, Geoff Rogers, Dominic Vivona and Ed McGlynn.

The DCA agreed to support an amendment to

OABA President Bob Johnson presented an annual donation for legal and lobbying efforts by the New Jersey Amusement Association, Inc. to NJAA Legal Counsel Lary Zucker. N.J.S.A. 5:3-42 that would

The 30-day period found in

allow Ride Type Certification

N.J.S.A. 5:3-42(f) will still

to be valid for a period of

apply to all other rides.

five (5) years instead of three (3) years. In addition,

The DCA explained that

the DCA will also support

they already use an informal

legislation increasing the

two-track system in their

time period to appeal a vio-

engineering review process.

lation from the current ten

They generally assign kiddie

(10) days to 30 days. (This

rides or simple rides to new amendment will help the car- engineers for review. This nival industry file appeals allows senior engineers to on a timely basis). Ed McGlynn does not expect the current “lame duck”

work on the more complex amusement rides. Paragraph 2 was dis-

legislature to act quickly on

cussed in conjunction

these measures. However,

with Paragraphs 4 and 5

with DCA support, we will

below. These three items

begin to line up legislator

on the wish list address

sponsorship.

frequent complaints about the engineering review

2. C  reate a multi-track sys-

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process including our in-

tem for reviewing Type

ability to easily confirm

Certification so that appli-

basic information about the

cations for a kiddie ride or

application process, such

simple ride will have to be

as the date application was

approved or denied within

filed and the name of the

14 days of the date of filing.

engineer assigned to the


project. In addition, we had

the date that an applica-

is complete. We asked

expediting the engineering

a frank discussion about

tion was filed, the name of

the DCA to set a two-week

process when a request has

the delays caused by in-

the reviewing engineer and

time period for this initial

been made for additional

complete applications and

the date that the engineer

engineering review but the

documents or information:

the review of supplemental

began his review.

Department is unlikely to

H If an engineer asks for

documentation, all of which

We also discussed the

agree to any rigid timeta-

additional documentation

can extend the review pro-

delays caused by incom-

ble. Several NJAA members

to complete a ride applica-

cess beyond 30 days.

plete applications that are

at the meeting asked the

tion, the owner or manu-

missing basic engineering

engineers present to use

facturer supplying the

there is a need to make

documents required by the

more informal communica-

document should always

more information avail-

Statute. The Department

tion with applicants, such

note that the new informa-

able about the application

will try to address this con-

as phone calls or e-mails, in

tion is limited in scope

process. However, the

cern by updating their list

order to obtain the miss-

and does not require a

Department does not have

of the most common miss-

ing documents. There is

complete re-review of the

the computer resources

ing documents. Hopefully,

concern about informal

entire application. This

to make this information

this updated list will help

communication because

advice would make it less

available online. The DCA

with compliance.

telephone discussions can

likely that the application

be misinterpreted adding

would be put on the bot-

The DCA agrees that

will explore other alterna-

A related problem is

tives to address our con-

the delay caused by the

cerns, such as sending out

engineer’s initial review to

e-mail notices, confirming

determine if the application

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government regulations H regulatory update

State and Federal Legislative Issues continued manual, it is only necessary to re-submit the page

the entire manual. If you 4. Upgrade DCA computer

The DCA agrees with this

resubmit the entire manual,

idea in concept but there are

containing the change,

capabilities to provide

the engineer will review

too many variations in ride

rather than re-submitting

online information concern-

the entire manual that you

design and in service proven

an entire revised manual.

ing Type Certification and

submit. Instead, just resub-

rides to warrant reliance on

If the applicant re-submits

Individual Approval ap-

mit the one page that needs

informal inspections.

the manual, the entire

plications. Information that

to be corrected. That will

manual will have to be

should be available online

shorten the review process.

re-reviewed.

would include: a. The date of filing of the

We will continue our discussion with the

application; b. T  he name of the engineer

9. Require ride permits to be printed when they are paid

7. Ride design engineers

for. This will avoid those

often utilize software in the

situations where a ride will

design of their amusement

be ready for inspection or

Department about these

to whom the application

rides. The parameters for

have the completed inspec-

important matters.

has been assigned;

the design of the rides are

tion but will not be able to

generated by the computer

open because the permit has

programs. We should find

not been issued or printed.

out if the DCA accepts the

This is not a safety factor. If

c. The date that the engineer 3. “Hurricane wind loads” do not involve ordinary wind

received the assignment; d. The date that the en-

parameters for operating

gineer has begun his

computer-generated calcula-

the printed permits were on

rides. Hurricane loads and

review of the application;

tions or not, or if they run

location, the ride inspector

all the computer-generated

would be able to complete

calculations all over again.

the inspection and open the

earthquake calculations

e. P  rogress notes on the

are not required for patron

engineer’s review of the

safety; they are supposed

application;

to avoid property damage

f. Any additional informa-

ride. The DCA stated that they

in the event of one of these

tion needed to make the

do not have access to the

catastrophic events.

application complete;

computer programs used to

they already do this. When

generate calculations and de-

they send permits to ride

sign options. It is also their

owners for the rides in their

experience that there are too

park, they also send a list

many variables to automatic

of those rides which shows

acceptance of computer gen-

whether the rides are ready

erated calculations.

to be inspected or if they

g. The reason for any delay in The problem is that these

reviewing the application.

calculations require an engineer and are not related to rider safety. One operator

Please see discussion under Paragraph 2 above.

explained that he purchased

The DCA indicates that

a service-proven ride for use

5. R  equire DCA staff engineers

in New Jersey and he had to

to determine if an applica-

hire an engineer for $7,500

tion is complete within 10

that are purchased for use

We made it clear that

to calculate hurricane wind

days of the date of filing.

in the State of New Jersey

paperwork delays the type

often present unique ques-

described in Paragraph 9

tions, especially those that

can have a serious effect

are not being supported

on our operations. Missing

by a present manufacturer.

a day or weekend may not

It would be very helpful

seem like much to the DCA,

and seismic loads. The Department understands that hurricanes

Please see discussion under Paragraph 2 above.

are rare events and that rides are not going to be

6. Some ride manuals are hun-

have violations that need to 8. Used amusement rides

be addressed first.

operating when they occur.

dreds of pages in length and

to have the engineers and

but they have important

However, the DCA pointed

the DCA should only require

ride inspectors meet at

financial impact during our

out that these calculations

one copy of the ride manual.

the location of the used

short season.

are required by Statute and are important to mitigate

ride and examine the ride The DCA offered one

rather than just rely on the

10. R  e-evaluate the RCMT

property loss to surround-

tip for dealing with ride

paperwork. Experienced

process that now requires

ing buildings and struc-

manuals. In the event that

engineers and ride in-

RCMTs to compete their

tures. We may continue this

only one page has to be

spectors could make this

CEU credits by attending

issue and we may request

corrected, do not correct

process a lot less time

basic NAARSO classes.

amendment to the statute.

the page and then resubmit

consuming.

CEU courses should “drill

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Stop by our Booth (410-414) in Gibtown, Feb. 4-8, 2014 down” into more specific topics, such as control systems, hydraulic and electrical systems. The DCA advised that back in April, the regulation was changed to allow RCMT’s who are licensed through NAARSO to convert their certifications to DCA certifications. Once an RCMT has a DCA certification, they are not limited to attending CEU courses approved by NAARSO. They may also attend CEU courses approved by the DCA. (However, by attending DCA approved CEU classes, the RCMT must be aware that

their course attendance will not count towards NAARSO re-certification.) 11. One engineer noted that “quality control systems” change over time and that it is necessary to review the quality control system in effect at the time the amusement ride was designed and built.

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government regulations H DOT regulatory news

DOT Regulatory News FMCSA Modifies MCMIS

or (3) resulted in convic-

involving large trucks from

fund’s solvency. Moreover,

To Allow For Inspection

tion of the original charge.

the previous year.

the Congressional Budget

Adjudications

State motor carrier safety

NHTSA preliminary data

Office estimates after the end

enforcement agencies will

for the first half of 2013

of fiscal year 2014, annual

Safety Administration

also modify their procedures

shows a 4.2 percent decline in

general fund transfers of

has published a notice of

to capture the state and local

highway traffic fatalities from

approximately $15 billion

changes to its Motor Carrier

adjudications results associ-

the same period in the prior

will be necessary in order to

Management Information

ated with roadside inspection

year.

maintain current Highway

System (MCMIS) to allow the

violations and upload the

agency to upload the results

information to FMCSA.

The Federal Motor Carrier

of adjudicated state citations for roadside inspection viola-

NHTSA Confirms Increase

tion data. 78 Fed. Reg. 72146

In Highway Fatalities In

(December 2, 2013).

2012

Motor carriers and drivers

Final data rom the Na-

Trust Fund spending levels. House Member Introduces

Further, the bill notes a

Bill To Increase Fuel Tax By

Congressional Budget Office

15 Cents Per Gallon

estimate that in order to

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer

provide funding for surface

(D-OR) has introduced a

transportation projects where

bill, H.R. 3636, that would

the federal benefit outweighs

have long complained that

tional Highway Traffic Safety

increase the federal tax on

the cost, an additional $83

violations noted in roadside

Administration has con-

gasoline and diesel fuel by

billion a year would need to

inspections are uploaded by

firmed that overall highway

15 cents per gallon over

be allocated to the Highway

state enforcement agencies

fatalities increased by 3.3

three years. If passed, the

and Transit Trust Funds

into the MCMIS database, but

percent in 2012 from the

bill would raise the diesel

through additional taxes or

if the violations are later dis-

previous year. The number

tax eight cents in fiscal year

other fund transfers.

missed after judicial review

of fatalities rose 1,082, to a

2014, an additional four

there is no mechanism to

total of 33,561.

cents in 2015, and three more

has received support from

Fatalities among large

Rep. Blumenauer’s bill

cents in 2016 and beyond.

The American Trucking

truck occupants, pedestri-

The bill would also index the

Associations, the U.S.

ans and motorcycle riders

federal fuel tax for inflation

Chamber of Commerce, and

modifying MCMIS to accept

all increased for the third

after 2016.

other business and highway

adjudication information

consecutive year. Fatalities

concerning a citation associ-

among large truck occupants

in the legislation notes that

ated with a violation that: (1)

increased 8.9 percent in 2012

Congress has transferred

FMCSA Issues Relief On

was dismissed or resulted

over the prior year. Overall,

over $50 billion from the

Short-Haul Exemption From

in a finding of not guilty; (2)

in 2012 there was a 3.7 per-

general fund to the Highway

30-Minute Break Rule

resulted in a conviction of

cent increase in the number

Trust Fund in recent years,

a different or lesser charge;

of people killed in crashes

just to maintain the trust

remove the violations from the MCMIS database. In response, the FMCSA is

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The statement of findings

user organizations.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has


issued guidance that offers

is the driver in violation

immediately following the

FHWA Provides Status On

relief from one of the unin-

of the § 395.3 rest break

preparation of the log book.

Truck Size & Weight Studies

tended consequences of the

provision if more than 8

The agency said that under

short-haul driver exemption

hours have passed without

its existing HOS require-

from the 30-minute break re-

having taken the required

ments and guidance, drivers

quirement in the driver hours

rest break?

would begin preparing the

of service regulations. 78

log books as soon as they

Fed. Reg. 76757 (December

Guidance. No. A driver

19, 2013).

using a § 395.1(e) short-

The guidance, set out

haul exception who finds

below, addresses the scenario

it necessary to exceed the

where a CMV driver who is

exception limitations for

not subject to the log book

unforeseen reasons, is

or 30-minute break require-

not in violation of the §

ment might exceed 12 hours

395.3 rest-break require-

on duty, or drive outside the

ments if 8 or more hours

100- or 150- air mile radius,

have passed at the time

and therefore must fill out a

the driver becomes aware

log book for that duty period;

of the inability to use the

under the current rules, that

short-haul exception. The

driver has also violated the

driver should annotate the

break requirement if s/he

record-of-duty-status to

drove after eight hours on

indicate why the required

duty without a 30-minute

rest break was not taken

break.

earlier, and should take

§ 395.1 Scope of rules

determine they are no longer

The Federal Highway Administration held a webinar on December 18, 2013 to provide an update and hear input on the truck size and weight

eligible for the log book

study mandated by Congress

exemption.

in MAP-21. To date, the FHWA has completed a number of

FMCSA Eliminates

preliminary steps in the study

Quarterly Financial

process, including developing

Reporting

a project framework, award-

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a final rule eliminating quarterly financial reporting for for-hire motor

ing contracts, and conducting desk studies of current data and methodologies. The study team is now preparing study

carriers. 78 Fed. Reg. 76241

methodologies and parame-

(December 17, 2013). The

ters in five focus areas: modal

agency the reporting re-

shifts, pavement impacts,

quirement could be removed

enforcement and compliance

without any adverse impact

impacts, bridge impacts, and

the break at the earliest

on safety or the agency’s ability to maintain commer-

highway safety and truck

safe opportunity.

cial regulatory oversight.

in this part.

The rescission of the

crash analysis. The presentation and other

Question 33. If a driver

The FMCSA noted that

using either short-haul

the ideal time to prepare

Form QFR reporting require-

exception in § 395.1(e)

a log book and to take the

ment is effective January 16,

finds it necessary to exceed

required break would be

2014. The annual motor car-

the study, and a transcript

the exception limitations

prior to preparing the record

rier reporting requirements

will be made available to the

for unforeseen reasons,

of duty status (log book) or

remain in effect, however.

public. H

materials are available at the FHWA website dedicated to

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FMCSA’s New Medical Card Requirements By Eric Arnold, Arnold Safety Consulting

A

ll drivers who operate vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,001 lbs. or more are required to be medically examined at least once every two years. This examination generates a certification, or medical card, from the doctor. Drivers are required to keep this card with them while driving. Historically, other than keeping the card current, that was all that was required. This is now changing for CDL drivers. CDL drivers are those which drive heavier equipment, generally defined as a vehicle which has a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more. These drivers are now required to supply a copy of their medical cards to their State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office. The procedures for this vary by state. A list of each state DMV, their addresses, fax numbers, email addresses is, for the moment, found on FMCSA’s website. Here is the link: www. fmcsa.dot.gov/registration-licensing/cdl/MedicalCertificate_ StateByStateSubmissionInstructions.pdf This new requirement is being forced upon the states, and ultimately CDL drivers, by the FMCSA, who apparently believes there is an epidemic of CDL drivers operating without medical certification. Each state will have its own procedures in gathering and tracking the medical card information. You will have to contact your individual DMV office to find out their procedures. The link listed above is a good starting point. For example, some states will accept faxes or even emails of medical cards; some will not. If new medical cards are not supplied, all states will suspend a driver’s CDL privileges, but some will do it in 15 days, or 30 days, or something else. In order to keep his CDL license active, each CDL driver will need to make sure the state has a current copy of his license. The states should be notifying a driver in advance of his medical expiration, giving him notice a new medical is required to be filed. However, there is no guarantee this will happen. Therefore, it is more important than ever that the employer make sure all his drivers have current medicals, and they are on file with the DMV. The way this will be enforced is by the police on the roadside. They will run a driver’s license, and if the DMV does not

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have a current medical card, the license will be downgraded, meaning the driver cannot drive a truck. If this happens, the driver will not be allowed to drive that truck any further until a valid medical card is processed by the state DMV. Presently, if a driver is found to not have a valid medical card, he is cited and allowed to continue on his way. This will no longer happen. Non-CDL drivers do not have to go through this drill with the state DMV. They only need carry their medical card with them, just like before. Finally, expect there to be all types of snafus and foul-ups with this new requirement. The state DMVs are required to set up an entirely new bureaucracy for accumulating and tracking thousands of medical cards. There have already been examples of drivers who have had their licenses suspended — not because they failed to supply the new medical card to the state — but who did so and the state lost it or failed to file it. Even though the driver may have a valid medical card in his pocket, the state DMV must also have a record of the new medical card. If they do not, the driver will be placed out-of-service by the police even though he has his new medical card in his pocket. My recommendation is that prior to the start of your spring season you run a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) on all of your CDL drivers. The MVR will state whether or not the driver has a valid license and the expiration date of the driver’s medical card. By doing this, you can assure yourselves that your drivers have all complied with this new medical card notification requirement. H Eric Arnold, owner of Arnold Safety Consulting, is a former U.S. Department of Transportation agent, with 23 years regulatory and transportation compliance experience. His column will appear periodically in the ShowTime magazine. As part of your OABA dues, Mr. Arnold is available for free consultations regarding the DOT rules and regulations. He also posts regularly on his blog site: www.arnoldsafetyblog.com.


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t appears that Nicole Feld and Alana Feld have another hit on their hands with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Legends that opened in Tampa on January 1. Rave reviews pour in from all quarters, including our own “stealth reviewer” (a staunch circus traditionalist) who notes that the new show, featuring fabled animals such as a Unicorn, Pegasus and a Wooly Mammoth among an exceptional lineup of human artists, is “the best show I’ve seen since the Feld sisters took over” producing duties. “It’s a classy-looking show with classy-looking acts.” Ringmaster extraordinaire Johnathan Lee Iverson returns this year to introduce a plethora of “legendary” acts ranging from cat trainer Alex Lacey of England’s famed Lacey family and Chinese acrobats drawing inspiration from 4,000 years of Asian acrobatics, to a new flying act that spans three rings and was pulled together and trained by former Ringling trapeze “legend” Tito Gaona. The two-hour-and-ten-minute production, in which the Ringling elephants step “front and center,” culminates with a Cossack-riding finale performed by equestriennes Kanat and Tatianna Tchalabaev. Legends made January stops in Alabama and the Carolinas en route to its Big Apple premiere in Brooklyn’s Barclay Center on February 19. Ringling’s Gold Edition debuted a brand new production entitled Super Circus Heroes, featuring Brett and Cathy Carden with their pachyderm friends, the Shoalin Warriors from China, the Lopez Family on the motorcycle highwire and Globe of Death, and Ringmaster David Shipman. The singleringed unit opened January 3 in Ft. Myers and made stops in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina. It will close out February in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Built to Amaze kicked off its second season in Miami on January 9 and entertained circusgoers in Nashville and Charlotte before spending this month in Atlanta, Raleigh and Richmond. Universoul opened in Miami’s Miramar Regional Park January 17 for a two-day stand and played a three-day stint in Jacksonville before its February 3 opening at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The boutique Circus Pages took advantage of Florida’s circus frenzy to kick off its new season with a January 10 opening in Stuart followed by a three-show stop in Port Charlotte, while the folks in Gibsonton staged their own Annual Circus on January 11. Circus Sarasota, founded 17 years ago by Dolly Jacobs and Pedro Reis as a non-profit arts organization, has re-branded itself as The Circus Arts Conservatory in an effort to garner “a reputation as a nationally recognized center for Circus Arts.” The CAC will serve as an “umbrella organization” for Circus Sarasota, Sailor Circus and its Sailor Circus Academy, plus dedicated Education and Humor Therapy programs. Circus Sarasota

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hosted its annual fund-raising Gala January 24 and is presently in rehearsal for its Winter Performances beginning February 7. Meanwhile, the circus music enthusiasts of Windjammers Unlimited held their 41st annual convention at the Marriott Courtyard Riverfront in Bradenton January 21-26, and performed alongside young Sailor Circus artists on January 26. The induction ceremonies into Sarasota’s Circus Ring of Fame on St. Armand’s Circle were held January 19. This year’s inductees were aerialist Pinto del Oro, Big Apple Circus cofounder Paul Binder, noted animal trainer Ian Garden, Sr. and the Theron Family bicyclists. The 2014 inductees bring the total to 115 circus superstars enshrined in the prestigious Circus Ring of Fame. Across town at The Ringling Circus Museum, equestriennes Rudy and Erna Rudynoff, clown Felix Adler and highwire walking sensation Nik Wallenda were honored at the Circus Celebrity Night in Ringling’s Historic Asolo Theatre. As part of the program, mural artist William Woodward and Feld Entertainment Educational Specialist Peggy Williams held a seminar on the creation and production of a 22’ x 44’ circus mural donated to the museum by Kenneth Feld. The mural once hung in Feld Entertainment’s World Headquarters in Vienna, Virginia and is now installed in the lobby of the Tibbals Learning Center. Circus animals are also benefitting from Florida’s mild winters. Kay Rosaire recently expanded her Big Cat Habitat outside Sarasota to include “a new aviary, larger primate ‘condominiums’, a koi pond, and expanded petting zoo area.” The $150,000 expansion was made possible through private gifts from Russ and Sharon Stephens of Siesta Key. In Central Florida, Marcia and Luis Palacio have opened the Best Hay Farm and Petting Zoo in Ocala, and elephant trainer Patricia Zerbini provides regular tours of her Two Tails Ranch north of Williston. Check it out at www.allaboutelephants.com. On a more spiritual level, Circus Priest Father Jerry Hogan hosted the National Gathering of the Circus and Traveling Shows Ministry (C.A.T.S.) January 9-12 at St. Martha’s Catholic Church in Sarasota, affectionately dubbed as “the church the circus built” due to contributions and involvement by the Ringlings and circus families when Sarasota served as Ringling’s winter quarters. The meetings concluded with the Annual Circus Mass at St. Martha’s on Sunday, January 12. Father Jerry convened a board meeting of the C.A.T.S. Retirement Project the following day to discuss future fundraising plans and projects. Then Father Hogan and Father Dick Notter hopped a plane to meet with European circus clergy at the International Festival du Cirque de Monte-Carlo.


At the same time in Monte-Carlo, the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque held its annual meetings where it unveiled its updated website. The Fédération also announced plans for a “month-long celebration” of its Fifth Annual World Circus Day beginning in Monaco on March 20 and ending on Saturday, April 19. The Federation’s annual World Circus Photo Contest will also coincide with the WCD celebrations. American CFAers Don Covington and Bruce Hawley attended the Monte-Carlo circus festival and Fédération meetings to drum up international support for the World Circus Summit slated for Springfield, Massachusetts in 2015. All in all, it looks like 2014 could be a banner year for the Circus! H

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Final 2013 Circus Fund The Big “E”/NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,200 Circus Producers Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000 Forepaugh-Lubin Tent #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,640 Feld Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500 John F. Cuneo, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 Eastern States Exposition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 Have Trunk Will Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 Kathleen Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 Zoppe Family Circus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 Alliance of Professional Animal Exhibitors & Owners . . . . . . . . 500 Carson & Barnes Circus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Cole Bros. Circus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 North American Midway Entertainment - Southeast . . . . . . . . . 500 OABA Tampa Circus Unit Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Jorge & Lou Ann Barreda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Lisa Dufresne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Paul Ingrassia - in memory of Nette Dubsky McMahon . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Bari & John Hart - in memory of Rudy Rudynoff Gebhardt . . . . . . . . . 250 Edward Limbach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 National Showmens Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 Edward C. Todd - in memory of Bob Macdougall & Pat J. Todd . . . . . . 200 Henry Bush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Mort Gamble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 George A. Hamid Tent 109, CFA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 James B. Rittle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Paul A. Leavy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Connie Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Hovey Burgess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Charles Bellatti - in memory of D.R. Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Circus Hollywood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Felix Adler-Paul Binder Tent No. 12, CFA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Paul Gutheil - in loving memory of my wife, Diane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Allan Kirk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Leonard Aylesworth Ring, Circus Model Builders . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Brian Liddicoat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Steve Partyka - in honor of Bob Commerford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Norman Pike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Frank Robie - in memory of Herb Clemont, Zoo Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Robert J. Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 David & Priscilla Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Charlie Smith Tent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Landolf-Toner Tent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Earl & Monica Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Norman E. Waycott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 CFA Tent #176 - in memory of Mike Gorman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Paul Gutheil - in fond memory of Pee Wee Pinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Kenneth Holehouse - in memory of D.R. & Isla Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Sandra Momyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 George Self . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Showfolks of Sarasota Tent No. 122 CFA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Ava Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Ivor D. Balding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Fred & Nancy Dulac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Atlantic Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Thomas Axtell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Don Covington - in memory of Mike Gorman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 John C. Goodall, Jr. - in memory of Charlie & Kitty Smith . . . . . . . . . . 25 Frank Hempstead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Ernest Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Roberta Davis-Sporrer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 James S. Poage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Joseph W. Rogers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Adam Seidon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Gordon Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Keith von Cannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Jeanette Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Gail Czina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 John Diesso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Bob Keith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Bill Tenity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Jennifer Welde Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Marilyn Treat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 TOTAL $24,990

To contribute to the Circus Fund, make your check payable and send to: OABA Circus Fund, 1035 S. Semoran Blvd., Ste. 1045A, Winter Park, FL 32792 It is important that we maintain this fund so we are able to hire professionals to assist with challenges such as legislation that threaten our members’ businesses. Please consider and make your contributions to this very important resource pool. Feel free to be creative such as matching dollars, innovative fundraisers, endowments and memorials, to name a few. Another option is to designate a percentage or daily amount of your ride operation to be set aside for this important fund. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 | OABA ShowTime Magazine H

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Advertisers’ Index JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 ADVERTISERS Allied Specialty Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC

Hitch-Hiker Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . OBC

AmTech/Worldwide Service & Supply, Inc. . 34

JKJ Workforce Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Amusement Today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Lifetime Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Berk Paper & Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Midway Stainless Fabricators . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Bob’s Space Racers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Norton Auctioneers of Michigan . . . . . . . . . 38

Twister / Maverick Moser . . . . . . . . . . . . $399,000

Chance Rides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Owen Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Chestnut Identity Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Prairie Financial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Disco Zamperla . . . . . . . . . . $399,000

Eli Bridge Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Rides 4-U . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 38

Fanelli Carnival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Schantz Mfg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBC

Fare Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Show Me Fabrication Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Farrow Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Sippers by Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Firestone Financial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Victor Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Gold Medal Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Waterloo Tent and Tarp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Gull Wing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Wisdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Haas & Wilkerson Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Zutter Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Drop Tower / Trailer Mount ARM . . . . . . . . . . . . . $299,000 Kite Flyer Zamperla . . . . . . . . . . . $99,000 Tornado / Trailer Mount Wisdom . . . . . . . . . . . $109,000 Scooter 1800 / Trailer Mount Majestic . . . . . . . . . . . $224,000 Drop Tower Moser . . . . . . . . . . . . . $89,000 Americana Carousel 28’ Chance . . . . . . . . . . . $119,000 1989 Orbiter / Trailer Mount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $205,000 Sea Dragon / Trailer Mount Chance . . . . . . . . . . . $189,000 Nitro / Freak Out Style Ride Zamperla . . . . . . . . . . $379,000 Baja Buggy / Trailer Mount Zamperla . . . . . . . . . . . $59,000 Pharaoh Fury . . . . . . $449,000 Eli #16 Trailer Mounted Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $199,000 RequesT A CoMpleTe lisT Call Len Soled or John Coburn

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