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Contents The Official Publication of the Outdoor Amusement Business Association
Health Insurance Comparison Affordable Care Act (ACA) vs. American Health Care Act (ACHA) IAFE Activist Response Kit (ARK)
ASSOCIATION 4 FROM THE OABA CHAIR
15,17 SERVICES, BENEFITS & PROGRAMS
In the Spirit of the OABA This Fourth of July
Jammin’ Jamborees and Contribution Fund Drawing Winners
5 MEET YOUR NEW DIRECTOR
GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS 20 DOT REGULATORY NEWS
6 ASSOCIATION BUZZ Renew Your Membership... Put OABA to Work for You
8 ON THE EARIE Tom Powell reports on the industry’s shows, fairs, colorful show folks and amusing events.
CIRCUS MEMBERS 24 FROM THE CENTER RING Rodney Huey follows circuses around the country.
25 CAPITOL UPDATE
15 PHOTO GALLERY The OABA catches members in action.
State and Federal Legislation and Regulations
Joan Galvin, Government Relations Consultant
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Our Mission: To promote the preservation and growth of the
outdoor amusement industry through leadership, advocacy and education.
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ShowTime PUBLISHER|MANAGING EDITOR Robert Johnson 407.681.9444 H firstname.lastname@example.org EDITOR Dee Dee Alford 407.681.9444 H email@example.com GRAPHIC DESIGN Avic-Versi Creative Jen Burge H 817.602.7254 H firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISING SALES Dee Dee Alford 407.681.9444 H email@example.com ASSOCIATION OFFICE Outdoor Amusement Business Assn., Inc. 1035 S. Semoran Blvd., Suite 1045A Winter Park, FL 32792 407.681.9444 H fax 407.681.9445 © Outdoor Amusement Business Assn. 2017
CHAIR E. J. Dean 1ST VICE CHAIR Jay Strates 2ND VICE CHAIR Larry Yaffe 3RD VICE CHAIR Debbie Powers TRUSTEE 2016 Thomas J. Gaylin, III TRUSTEE 2015 Michael Wood TRUSTEE 2014 Chris Lopez TREASURER Mitchell Kaliff PRESIDENT Bob Johnson
OABA DIRECTORS Michael Brajevich Steven Broetsky Doug Burtch Tony Cassata Brad Dallman Andy Deggeller Michael Doolan Blake Huston Stacey Jamieson
Marc Janas Mary Johnson Michael Lauther Charlene Leavitt Ron Morris Lance Moyer Ben Pickett Rick Reithoffer Lorelei Schoendienst
Patrick Sheridan Scott Siefker Mary Chris Smith Greg Stewart Holly Swartz Rob Vivona
Mike Featherston-2013 Jeanne McDonagh-2012 Bill Johnson-2011 Dominic Vivona, Jr.-2010 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 * Deceased
* Billy Burr-1990 Bob Coleman, Sr.-1989 * 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
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ASSOCIATION H MESSAGE FROM THE OABA CHAIR
In the Spirit of the OABA This Fourth of July E. J. Dean, OABA Chair 2017
s we reflect this July 4th on the history of our nation, from its fledgling beginning to the world power it has become today, one thing we will witness at our events is the pride for this country and spirit of community that unifies us all. The success of the OABA is due solely to the unity for which our membership strives in promoting a positive and healthy industry. Our staff, which is extremely efficient, cannot oversee every goal that this organization sets. It is your Board of Directors, while spending their personal time and resources, who pick up that torch and assist our staff in ensuring that the goals are achieved. They can’t accomplish this without reaching out to individual members for support...our industry has learned that WE is more powerful than ME. Since our Spring Board Meeting in May, the OABA has been engaged in many areas. After a successful presentation before the board and an overwhelming vote of support, Education Chairs Marc Janas and Rob Vivona have begun to finalize the steps necessary to bring the OABA Virtual Learning Center to life. Also, our Political Action Committee (PAC) Chair Andy Deggeller, Second Vice Larry Yaffe and Third Vice Debbie Powers have already had huge success in promoting our second annual Top Golf Government Advocacy Event to be held in February 2018. OABA Jammin’ Jamboree dates are being set, Contribution Fund program booklets have gone out to shows, and membership drives are being organized on shows across the country thanks to our Show Ambassadors. Of course, we cannot forget to mention our relief and then frustration that has come recently with the H-2B program. Our
Government Relations Committee, co-chaired by Director Rick Reithoffer and Trustee Michael Wood, in conjunction with our lobbyist, are working tirelessly, along with the H-2B Coalition, in seeking immediate cap relief. Members of Congress who understand the vital importance this program has for our industry, as well as its impact on small business, economic growth, have been reaching out to Secretaries of DOL and DHS on a constant basis. Just recently in a call to action, many members, directors, officers and trustees have aided in our key political fundraising efforts. Out of all these endeavors what has been really great to see is the number of new OABA H-2B stakeholders looking at what’s going on, seeing the importance of the work we are doing, and becoming an active part of that effort. Whether a first-time donor or a consistent supporter, I would like to say thank you, for this is what WE are able to accomplish when united. I have heard (and witnessed) over the past weeks and months how uncooperative the weather has been across the country. Many of our members have endured a horrible spring. As we begin the “meat” of our season, I know things will start turning our way — we always find the silver lining. We know just from the determination of our patrons attending events that we offer wholesome, family entertainment in a safe and professional way. When the sun finally shines, we reap the benefits of all our hard work. Happy Fourth of July, as you pause to take pride in our country’s accomplishments, and equal pride in what WE have accomplished. Any comments... please don’t hesitate to contact me at 978-375-2541. H
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Renew Your Membership... Put OABA to Work for You Bob Johnson, OABA President
O To promote the preserva ur Mission: ti amusement industry thr on and growth of the outdoor ough leader ship, advocacy and education
s many of you begin your fair season this month, our new membership dues year begins on July 1 and runs through June 30, 2018. Membership in your national trade association helps you and others. Some members have already received computer-generated email notices from our database letting them know it’s time to renew memberships. Simply go to our website, www.oaba.org, and use a credit card for the fastest, easiest way to pay your dues. You can also print an invoice from the website for your records. Or you can pay your OABA dues by sending in the dues renewal notice that was mailed last month. Building our membership is always top of mind with the membership committee, chaired by Jay Strates, OABA First Vice Chair. The staff supports the board’s action plans with communications, education programs, social media and state and federal advocacy work. Our goal is simply “to promote and preserve your family’s mobile amusement business.” Our alliances with IAFE, NICA and IAAPA trade associations and our state alliances with California Portable Ride Operators (CALPRO), AMABA (New England), NJAA (NJ), and the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) help our members by sharing educational programs, webinars, amusement ride safety and other mutually-shared initiatives. Your dues help fund the OABA’s administrative expenses, consulting and lobbyists in Washington who we have
challenged to reduce the regulatory burden and create additional opportunities for seasonal H-2B visa guest workers. In addition, your OABA dues help fund our DOT expert/ editor Eric Arnold and support OABA Hall of Famer and News Ambassador Tom Powell, who gives us industry news each week in “ShowTime Xtra” as well as the monthly ShowTime magazine. OABA membership dues help fund our expert USDA consultant on exotic performing animals, Joan Galvin, to protect your rights to exhibit elephants, tigers, bears, camels and other animals in circuses and at fairs. Our communications expert in the circus industry, Rodney Huey, keeps you up to date each month on circus news around the globe. Your Board of Directors recently met in Boston for their last meeting until November during the IAAPA convention. They travel at their own expense and dedicate their time and energy to help give this industry a better future and provide more services to you, our members. And lastly, your dues help us retain a very small but competent staff who are dedicated to providing answers and services to help you. Al DeRusha, Dee Dee Alford, Kristin Shenk and I provide the daily communications and administer our programs and services that serve your business needs. So “Put OABA to Work for YOU” today... renew or join now! H
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On The Earie Tom Powell, OABA News Ambassador
ealth problems have slowed down two veteran showmen in the last couple years, but Little Richard Thomas, who will be 85 in September, and 60-year-old Chuck Waterman of Calkins Midways aren’t willing to call it quits just yet. Waterman and his wife, Lynn, sold their show last year to their best friends, Alan and Barbara Larkee of Tip Top Rides and Attractions, Waupaca, WI, along with the Larkee’s daughter, Cindy, and her husband, Jeff Dills. Waterman, who was inducted into the IISA Hall of Fame this February, said that was one of his proudest moments. He has always been an active supporter of the various showmen’s organizations, particularly the Greater Tampa Showmen’s Association and Hot Springs, Arkansas Showmen’s Club. He’s on the board at Gibtown and is a trade show supervisor. “I love that club. It’s the best thing that ever happened.” Barbara Larkee was club president in 2000. Waterman recalls spending 102 days in a hospital, including 30 days in intensive care. “I can’t walk but I feel good. We have two little grandkids and I’m lucky to be alive. When I came out of a coma, my wife and I decided it was time to sell our show. Al and Barbara had visited me every Sunday while I was in the hospital. I told him I wanted to give him my route.” Larkee asked if Waterman would be willing to sell the whole show to him, Barbara, Cindy and Jeff. Waterman said Tommy Coffing of UsedRides.com had appraised the show several years earlier, so he had a good sense of what it was worth. “I had generators, wires, trucks and 25 rides and Alan said he wanted it all. We worked out a financial plan and then I got to feeling better. I asked if I could go out with the corn dogs, a grab, and eight or nine joints, and he said sure.”
“A concessionaire, Greg Holtz, who had been with us since 1988, stayed with a water race and bull dozers. I had a pizza trailer sitting in a garage and I told Alan to take it. Debbie Beattie, who had the pizza the year before, had retired. So I went out last year, laid out the lots, parked house trailers, and helped with the committees. Just about all the contracts were renewed for three years, and the show is now known as Calkins United Shows.” Waterman lives in Riverview, FL but has winter quarters in Omro, WI where he was when we bought the show in 1999 from Linda and Ray Malewski. Waterman said the first four weeks of this season were terrible. “We’re known as the Bayou Carnival in Louisiana, and with no offshore oil drilling, employment is off 50 percent there.” The Watermans have a son, Tim, who is an assistant director in Hollywood, California. He said the show had a good season in 2016. “This has been a big transition for us. I haven’t seen a tear down in years, and I have to say I’ve made a good living. Where else can a guy retire at 60? When you’re able to do that you know that you have made a good living.” Thomas spoke from his home in Pennsburg, PA where he lives with Dolly, with whom he celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on May 24. They have five children. Thomas said it has been tough since he had a stroke and lost the sight in one eye. His son, Bobby Thomas, and his wife, Renee, along with Dave and Sandi Hegman and Clint and Clarissa Yoder, run the business. The always outspoken Thomas, who maintains he invented the Blooming Onion that is served at Outback Restaurants, emphasized, “I’m 65 years in the business and never bought a fair. I’m too old to start now.” He mentioned some that have raised their rental rates
enormously and put them vs. high percentages. During the winter Little Richard’s food operation was represented on the independent midways at the South Florida Fair, West Palm Beach, Florida State Fair, Tampa, St. Lucie County Fair, Fort Pierce, and Clay County Fair, Green Cove Springs. Thomas, who is always working special discount promotions, once introduced the doughnut burger at the Delaware State Fair. He owns permanent locations, for years owned the Kutztown Folk Festival, and once had the contract for the fair in Valdosta, GA. He convinced me to visit that year and for some reason, or more than one, I recall the fair manager was a guy named J. D. (Hambone) Faircloth. When I was talking to Marilyn Portement after she had attended her 69th Indianapolis 500 in a row, it reminded me I had covered the race as a sports writer for the Nashville Tennessean from 1959 through 1972. I saw A.J. Foyt pick up the checkered flag in 1961, 1964 and 1967. In my estimation, though he was not popular with the writers, he was the best I ever saw there. In 15 years of covering NASCAR, there is no doubt in my mind that The King, Richard Petty, was the absolute best, and he was popular. The saddest memory I have of Indy is 1964 when Eddie Sachs and David MacDonald were both killed in a fiery crash on the second lap. I can remember asking Foyt how he could go on and run the rest of the race, knowing two of his brethren had already been lost. He answered succinctly by saying, “That’s one reason you’ll never see me getting too close to any of the other drivers at any of the tracks.” When I spoke to Pam Casper of PBJ Happy Day Shows earlier, she gave me an anecdote concerning how her stepfather, Del Rohr, met her mom, Barbara.
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Michael Albanese, Michael’s Amusements, Hebron, OH, chats during the Gibsonton trade show with Penny Davis. Albanese also has an independent route for food and games.
Mark and Rinda Popovich now travel with Reithoffer Shows. Rinda is second vice president of the International Independent Showmen’s Association. This group gathered at John A. Hobbs’ Bar and Restaurant in Nashville. From left are Mary Jean Leonard, Barbara Dell Wilson, Jo Ann Koza, Tom Powell, Bonnie Culpepper and Fast Eddie Paschall. Billy Clark, right, retired owner of Smokey Mountain Shows, has a good laugh with Philip (Pee Wee) Hoskins, former cookhouse operator and two-time president of the Gibtown Club.
John Robertson and Deb Curry Robertson own Albion Amusements of Markdale, ON, Canada. John’s late father, John, owned Robertson Amusements.
Eddie Powers, left, Powers & Thomas Carnival, is the son of Les (Corky) and Debbie Powers of Powers Great American Midway. Charley Belknap, formerly a thrill show promoter and office worker with Powers, is now retired.
“It was on my 15th birthday and he handed me $20. My mom made me give it back. In those days I could work all summer and not get that much. But he got me aside and told me to keep it. They got married the next June and that’s how we got into the carnival business.” Casper said she got lucky at a date in Mississippi over Memorial Day. “After we got a good Saturday in, the area around Highway 55 was hit with 100 mile per hour winds. People were driving over live power lines and thousands went without electricity for several days. We were lucky.” Please send news to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 615-319-1258. Have all great days, and God Bless! H
Having a good time at the Gibsonton trade show, from left, are Joey Fowler, Christine Powell, Janice Lane and Joe Kennedy.
Gene Jackson, who once owned Jackson’s United Shows with his late wife, Ivory, is wheeled around the Gibtown trade show by Ashley Noerper, Sonshine Amusements.
From left, with Strates Shows, are Reed Sheldon, who works on the electrical ticket system, trainmaster Steve Ianni, Jr. and Pal Fontana, who spent many years on Reithoffer Shows. Art Forcier, Gopher State Exposition, is in the middle of Father John Vakulskas, left, the Carny Priest from Iowa who is now living in Riverview, FL, and Dennis Carollo, owner of an iron mine attraction in Iron Mountain, Michigan. JULY 2017 | OABA ShowTime Magazine H
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H E A LT H I N S U R A N C E C O M P A R I S O N
Affordable Care Act (ACA) vs. American Health Care Act (ACHA) ACA Summary (Current Law) March 23, 2010 H Require most U.S. citizens and legal residents to have health insurance.
H Create State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges through which individuals and small business can compare plans, apply for financial assistance, and purchase coverage.
H Provide refundable Premium Tax Credits, based on income and cost of coverage, for individuals/families with income between 100-400% of the federal poverty level.
H Impose new Insurance Market regulations, including requiring guaranteed issue of all non-group health plans during annual open enrollment and special enrollment periods; limiting rating variation to 4 factors: age (3 to 1 ratio), geographic rating area, family composition, and tobacco use (1.5 to 1 ratio) prohibiting pre-existing condition exclusion periods; prohibiting lifetime and annual limits on coverage; and extending dependent coverage to age 26.
H Require ten essential health benefits be covered by all individual and small group health insurance.
H Required plans to provide no-cost preventive benefits and limit annual cost sharing.
H Expand Medicaid to 138% of Federal Poverty Level at state option and require a single, streamlined application for tax credits, Medicaid, and CHIP.
H Extend CHIP funding to 2015 and increase the match rate by 23 percentage points up to 100%.
H Close the Medicare Part D doughnut hole and enhance coverage of preventive benefits in Medicare.
H Reduce Medicare spending by reducing payments for Medicare Advantage plans, hospitals, and other providers.
H Establish the independent Payment Advisory Board and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).
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American Health Care Act Summary
(Passed by the House of Representatives) May 4, 2017 H Repeal ACA mandates (2016), standards for health plan actuarial values (2020), and premium and cosharing subsidies (2020).
H Modify ACA Premium Tax Credits for 2018-2019 to increase amount for younger adults and reduce for older adults, also to apply to coverage sold outside of exchanges and to catastrophe policies. In 2020, replace ACA income based tax credits with flat tax credit adjusted for age. Eligibility for new tax credits phases out at income levels between $75,000 and $115,000.
H Retain private market rules, include requirement to guarantee issue coverage, prohibition on pre-existing condition exclusions, requirement to extend dependent coverage to age 26. Modify age rating limit to permit variation of 5:1, unless states adopt different ratios, effective 2018. Retain prohibition on health status rating with state options to waive form individual marketing applications who have not maintained continuous coverage.
H Retain health insurance marketplaces, annual Open Enrollment period (OE), and special enrollment periods (SEPs).
H Impose late enrollment penalty for people who donâ€™t stay continuously covered.
H Establish State Patient and State Stability Fund with Federal funding of $130 billion over 9 years, and additional funding of $8 billion over 5 years for states that elect community rating waivers. States may use funds to provide financial help to high-risk individuals, promote access to preventive services, provide cost sharing subsidies, and for other purposes. In 2020, $15 billion of fund shall be used only for service related to maternity coverage and newborn care and mental health and substance use disorders. For 2018â€“2026, $15 billion is allocated for Federal Invisible risk Sharing Program (reinsurance) grants states. In states that
donâ€™t successfully apply for grants, funds will be used for reinsurance program. For 2018-2023, billion shall only be used by states electing community rating waivers to provide assistance to reduce premium or other out of pocket cost for individuals who are subject to higher premiums as a result of the community rating waiver.
H Repeal funding for Prevention and Public Health Funds at the end of Fiscal Year 2018 and rescind any unobligated funds remaining at the end of the FY2018. Providing supplemental funding for community health centers of $422 million for FY2017.
H Encourage use of Health Savings Accounts by increasing annual tax from contribution limit and through other changes.
H Limited enhanced FMAP for Medicaid expansion to states that adopted the expansion to states that adopted the expansion as of March 1, 2017, and sunset enhanced FMAP for those states as of January 1, 2020 except for those enrolled as of December 31, 2019 who do not have a break in eligibility of more than 1 month.
H Convert Federal Medicaid Funding to per capita allotment and limit growth beginning in 2020 using 2016 as a base year with state option to receive block grant for no expansion adult and children or only no expansion adults.
H Add State Options to require work as condition of eligibility for nondisabled, nonelderly, nonpregnant Medicaid adults.
H No change to Medicaid benefit enhancement or provider/Medicare Advantage plan payment savings.
H Repeal Medicare HI tax increase and other ACA revenue provisions.
H Prohibit Federal Medicaid funding like Planned Parenthood Clinics. H
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Jammin’ Jamborees continued PBJ Happee Day Shows – Marion, AR
Catching up on the latest OABA news, from left, Jimmy Harden, Cody Casper and James Peters.
Steve and Diana Williford help serve the Jamboree dinner – a delicious hobo stew!
Having fun at the Cowboy Western Jamboree, from left, show owner Pam Casper, granddaughter Haley Moore and Sunshine Spiritwaller.
A fun time cowboy line dancing.
Big bucks at the live auction.
Jimmy Von Ruden loves his new OABA shirt.
Al DeRusha, right, pictured with Cara Young and the winner of Carnival Monopoly game, big Tony Lopez.
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ASSOCIATION H SERVICES, BENEFITS & PROGRAMS
Contribution Fund PROGRAM
• 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
Contribution from Concessions & Rides $5.00 per event
Monthly drawings April-October First Prize $300 Second Prize $200 $100 Third Prize
Final drawing in February First Prize $3,000 Second Prize $2,000 $1,000 Third Prize
2017 OABA Contribution Fund Ray Cammack Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71,740 Frazier Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,910 Deggeller Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,180 Reithoffer Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,620 Powers Great American Midways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,440 NAME/Mid America Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650 Rosedale Attractions & Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Carousel Family Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 SwikaS Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 TOTAL $85,060
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Ray Farrow Rosedale Attractions & Shows $300 Dawn Snoddy NAME/All Star Amusements $200 Stephen Swika III SwikaS Amusements $100
Corky & Debbie Powers Powers Great American Midways $400 Alex Brandon Deggeller Attractions $300 Danny Huston NAME/Mid America Shows $200
Nancy Bishop Ray Cammack Shows $500 Savannah Bradbury Ray Cammack Shows $400 JoAnne Leavitt Ray Cammack Shows $300
Contribution from Concessions & Rides $10.00 per week
Monthly drawings April-October First Prize $400 $300 Second Prize Third Prize $200
Final drawing in February First Prize $4,000 $2,000 Second Prize Third Prize $1,000
Bronze and Silver Plans: If the carnival contributions exceed $5,000, OABA dues are waived for carnival.
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Gold Plan: If the carnival contributions exceed $10,000, OABA dues are waived for carnival.
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Call for 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees & Industry Pioneer Nominations
our OABA is now accepting nominations for the prestigious 2018 Hall of Fame inductions and Industry Pioneer recognition.
If someone comes to mind who has made significant contributions to the OABA and the mobile outdoor amusement industry through their career and achievements, now is the time to submit an application to the Hall of Fame Committee for their consideration of your nominee for these prestigious honors. Individuals nominated must have made substantial achievements and/or contributions to the OABA and/or the mobile amusement industry. Nominees may be currently active, retired or deceased, and represent any facet of our industry. For a list of current OABA Hall of Fame inductees and Pioneer recipients, as well as a nomination form, please visit www.oaba.org. Please take a few minutes to complete the form and submit your nomination for these prestigious honors in the mobile amusement industry. Nominations must be received by September 30, 2017. Indicate which category — Hall of Fame or Industry Pioneer — for which you are submitting the individual’s name for consideration.
There are three ways to submit your nomination form:
H Email your nomination form to: firstname.lastname@example.org H Fax/scan to the attention of: Hall of Fame Committee at 407-681-9445 or to email@example.com
H Or mail to the attention of OABA Hall of Fame Committee, 1035 S. Semoran Blvd., Suite 1045A, Winter Park, FL 32792 The Hall of Fame Committee will review all nominations and select individual(s) to be inducted into the OABA’s Hall of Fame and to receive the Industry Pioneer recognition. Individuals selected by the Committee will receive this recognition and honor at the OABA’s Annual Meeting in February. Previously submitted applications received by the OABA in the past five years will be considered, along with all new applicants for these awards, by the Hall of Fame Committee. Should you have any questions, please contact the OABA office or Committee Chair John Hanschen at 512-914-0395. H
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GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS H DOT REGULATORY NEWS
DOT Regulatory News FMCSA Further Delays
Review,” the effective date
included in its proposed
with responsibility for
Effective Date Of Driver
of the rule published on
budget a list of policies it
shepherding each project
December 8, 2016 was initial-
hopes to incorporate into
through the review and
ly delayed to March 21, 2017
its infrastructure package.
Safety Administration has
and then further delayed to
The proposed 2018 budget
further delayed the effective
May 22, 2017. This notice de-
includes $200 billion in
members, however, is the
date of its final rule on mini-
layed the effective again until
direct federal outlays re-
proposal to allow ad-
June 5, 2017.
lated to the infrastructure
ditional tolling on inter-
initiative, which will be
state highways. The White
The Federal Motor Carrier
mum training requirements for entry-level commercial
The FMCSA notice states
Of concern to NPTC
motor vehicles operators.
that the additional delay is
leveraged with non-federal
House stated, “Tolling is
82 Fed. Reg. 23516 (May 23,
necessary to provide the op-
spending to generate the
generally restricted on
portunity for further review
$1 trillion in planned in-
interstate highways. This
and consideration of this new
restriction prevents public
In accordance with the Presidential directive as set
out in the memorandum of
In addition, the pro-
and private investment in
posal seeks to streamline
such facilities. We should
January 20, 2017 from the
White House Releases
the process for review and
reduce this restriction and
Assistant to the President
approval of infrastructure
allow the states to assess
and Chief of Staff, entitled
projects, including des-
their transportation needs
ignating a single entity
and weigh the relative
“Regulatory Freeze Pending
The Trump Administration
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merits of tolling assets.” The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates, of which NPTC is a member,
policy advisor for the White
testing, or implementa-
House Office of Management
tion of a wireless road-
and Budget (2006-2009) and
side inspection program
as general counsel at the U.S.
until 180 days after the
On May 17, the Senate
released a statement op-
Homeland Security and
Department of Transportation
Secretary of Transportation
posing the tolling plan
certifies to the House and
saying, “Tolls are the
worst funding mechanism
Senate Committees on
S. 951, the Regulatory
DOT Appropriations Bill
Appropriations that such
available and are a highly
Accountability Act of
Precludes Use Of Wireless
program does not conflict
inefficient use of funds,
2017, on a vote of 9-5.
with existing non-federal
as a significant portion
The bill will now be sent
of every dollar collected
to the Senate Floor for
tems, create capabilities
— typically 12-20% even
Bill for fiscal year 2017 in-
already available, or require
cludes a provision that bars
additional statutory author-
with all-electronic toll-
The goals of the legisla-
The recently enacted
electronic screening sys-
ing – goes to administra-
tion are to ensure that reg-
the Federal Motor Carrier
ity to incorporate generated
tive costs and to private
ulatory agencies provide
inspection data into safety
sector profits rather than
the public with more infor-
from spending any funds
determinations or data-
building and repairing
mation regarding the most
for “design, development,
bases, and has restrictions
roads. Tolls also hurt
costly regulations before
initiating the rulemaking
and economies where
and to allow the public to
they are located.”
challenge incorrect data.
Further, ATRI stated,
The bill also requires agen-
“Studies have shown tolls
cies to undertake a cost/
divert traffic onto sec-
benefit analysis and to se-
ondary roads. Local mu-
lect the most cost-effective
nicipalities are then stuck
approach to regulating. H
with expedited maintenance costs and new pub-
Rosen Confirmed As
lic safety concerns such
Deputy DOT Secretary
as higher accident rates
On May 16, the
on local roads and first
U.S. Senate confirmed
responders delayed by
Jeffrey Rosen as the
Deputy Secretary of
Transportation. Mr. Rosen
Secretary Elaine Chao has
is now the second adminis-
also stated that the ad-
tration official at the DOT,
ministration has not ruled
along with Secretary Elaine
out an increase in federal
fuel taxes to fund infra-
Mr. Rosen had been a
structure spending. The
senior partner at the law
White House plans to re-
firm of Kirkland & Ellis
lease its actual legislative
LLP, with whom he had
package for infrastructure
been associated for nearly
in the fall, although the
30 years both before and
Senate is already working
after two government ap-
on drafting its infrastruc-
pointments. Mr. Rosen was
ture bills. H
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ASSOCIATION H CIRCUS MEMBERS
From The Center Ring Connecting & Protecting the Circus Industry!
by Rodney Huey, RAH PR Strategies OABA Circus Media Consultant
ome naysayers in the media are lamenting the closing of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey as the end of circus in America, but nothing is farther from the truth. You want proof? The Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex with nineteen museums, the National Zoo and an elephant research center in Front Royal, VA, is celebrating Circus Arts as part of the 50th Smithsonian Folklife Festival (SFF) on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The SFF, that opened June 29 and runs through July 9, “offers the public an unprecedented opportunity to meet and engage with circus folks in ways that will give them a timely and important look at their remarkable lives, work and culture,” according to curator Preston Scott. Among the many circus-related activities that are expected to draw upwards of 750,000 patrons are 17 performance spaces, including the Big Top tent of Circus Sarasota, multiple narrative stages for conversation and dialogue, a circus training school in the historic Arts and Industries Building and an Open Air Ring/Street Theater for “additional daily opportunities for multidisciplinary demonstrations.” During the 10-day festival, more than 400 circus-related personnel, including producers, presenters, artists, technicians, costumers, prop builders, riggers, scholars, historians, authors, youth and social circus directors, training center staffs and scores of young artists, will demonstrate their knowledge and expertise in five circus disciplines: acrobatics, aerial skills, balancing, juggling and clowning. Simultaneously, the National Endowment for the Arts is hosting a Circus Town Hall Meeting on July 5 (the only “dark day” of the SFF) entitled “Circus for the 21st Century.” Declaring circus arts as “a people’s art ... that deserves unilateral support across the country,” the one-day event will feature panels and roundtable discussions on the future of the circus in America. Among noted participants are Gypsy Snider, circus director for Broadway’s Pippin, Big Apple Circus founder Paul Binder, UniverSoul Circus founder Cedric Walker, Circus Sarasota co-founders Pedro Reis and Dolly Jacobs (2017 recipient of the Voice of Sarasota Award), Bindlestiff Circus co-founder Stephanie Monseau, Ringling Circus Museum curator Deborah Walk, circus historian Janet Davis, Ph.D., professional clowns Jeff Raz, David Carlyon and Steve Smith, circopedia.com creator Dominique Jando, Circus Harmony founder Jessica Hentoff, Circus Juventas co-founder Betty Butler, American Circus Youth Organization Executive Director Amy Cohen, Circus Now Managing Director Adam Woolley and Zsuzsanna Mata, Executive Director on the Monte-Carlo-based Fédération Mondiale du
Cirque (of which OABA is a founding member). The meeting will be emceed by Washington Performing Arts Society executive staffer Murray Horwitz, former RBBB Clown College graduate and Tony Award-winning co-creator of Ain’t Misbehavin’. And if that’s not enough circus for the folks in our Nation’s Capitol, UniverSoul Circus will be performing at nearby FedEx Field through July 23. Circus is also alive and well across the country. Carson & Barnes Circus has playdates in Indiana this month; Kelly Miller Circus plays Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Cirque Italia’s Water Circus opens in Orland Island (IL) July 6; Circus Vargas is at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo (CA) this month; and the Vanardos Circus, produced by former RBBB ringmaster Kevin Vanardos and billed as “the American Circus with the heart and soul of a Broadway Show,” will perform at the Kla Ha Ya Days Festival in Snohomish (WA) July 12–16. Circus Smirkus, the nation’s only touring youth circus, opens its 2017 season July 2 in Greensboro (VT) before traveling to nine other cities this month in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Youth Circus Juventas in St. Paul (MN) will present its summer production entitled NORÐRSAGA (Nine Realms of Old Norse Legends) July 28–August 13. Salida Circus, a social circus in southern Colorado, celebrated its 10th Anniversary over the Memorial Day Weekend with 10 local events and a visit by Tarek Zboun of Red Noses Palestine. The Circus Historical Society’s annual convention will be held July 2–5 at the Marriott Key Bridge in Arlington (VA); Windjammers Unlimited will hold its summer meet July 11–16 at the Days Inn in Dayton (OH); and the Marché International de Cirque Contemporain (MICC) will convene in Montreal, Canada July 10–13 to foster “business relationships [with Canadian companies] through the creation of an international network of professionals.” Cirque du Soleil recently announced two new productions. Through a partnership with MSC Cruises out of Geneva, Switzerland, Cirque has created two shows — Viaggio and Sonor — for the Carousel Lounge, specially designed to accommodate aerial acts while at sea aboard the MSC Meraviglia. Cirque has performed at sea before, but Meraviglia’s maiden voyage last month marked the first time Cirque produced new shows specifically for a cruise line. Cirque also announced the development of Cirque du Soleil Crystal — A Breakthrough Ice Experience to be performed on ice. Crystal, slated to open in Worcester (MA) in December, is Cirque’s 42nd production and the first to explore “the artistic attributes of ice.”
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Circus World Museum is joining with the International Clown Hall of Fame, the Al Ringling Theater and “all the citizens of Baraboo” to invite present and past workers and performers of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey to a Circus Homecoming bash July 21–23 in Baraboo (WI). While there, attendees will enjoy CWM’s annual Big Top Circus featuring Jenny Vidbel and her performing menagerie; Wesley Williams on the a 25-foot unicycle; and Brazilian daredevil Adilson Fernandes on the Wheel of Destiny. Additionally, the Joint Committee on Finance of the Wisconsin legislature passed Governor Scott Walker’s 20172019 budget that included a million-dollar grant to CWM, and transfers operational control from the Circus World Museum Foundation to the Wisconsin Historical Society. That means that the CWM staff are now state employees. Finally, Hugh Jackman, who will portray P.T. Barnum in the upcoming musical biopic The Greatest Showman and is scheduled for release on Christmas Day, will ride atop a computer-generated pachyderm created in the film’s postproduction stage, once again proving the old adage: “There’s a sucker born every minute.” H
2017 Circus Fund
Kathleen Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 National Showmens Association, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 Paul Gutheil – in fond memory of Johnny Welde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Forepaugh-Lubin Tent No. 2, CFA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Felix Adler-Paul Binder Tent No. 12, CFA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Bill & Chris Schreiber – in memory of Johnny Welde, bear trainer, circus man & friend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Misc. Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 TOTAL $1,900
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.
Capitol Update By Joan Galvin, OABA Government Relations Consultant
n early June, Bob Johnson and I participated in the spring meeting of Ag America – a gathering of state agriculture commissioners, legislators and stakeholders from around the country. The meeting was hosted in Orlando by Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, one of the founding members of the organization. Commissioner Putnam has recently announced his candidacy for Florida Governor in 2018. Also on hand was Alabama Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan, also a gubernatorial contestant in 2018. The meeting was hosted by Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles and fea-
tured workshops on a variety of issues, including animal activism and guest workers/immigration. In May, we witnessed the historic final shows of the iconic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in Providence (Red Show) and Uniondale (Blue Show). Both sold out shows were a testament to the Feld family’s dedication to one of America’s most enduring entertainment icons, and to the talented and dedicated professionals who make American circus a part of our culture and tradition. We bid the big show a nostalgic farewell, while celebrating the continuation of the art form through the
many quality traveling circuses that will continue to crisscross the country, playing at fairs and festivals that are part of the OABA community. For more on that, see Rodney Huey’s Center Ring column. For a trip down memory lane, check out Youtube and Facebook for posting from Ringling performers over the years who are sharing their personal videos, photos and memories from their time on the Greatest Show on Earth. Work in Washington continues on securing much-needed change to the H-2B program. We appreciate the continued and unwavering support from all of you in helping to make our voice heard. H JULY 2017 | OABA ShowTime Magazine H
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