2016 STANDING COMMITTEES

FINANCE (5-7) 

The Finance Committee shall consist of not less than five and not more than seven Active or Life members. They shall approve or authorize the Secretary or Treasurer to approve all bills for payment. The committee shall audit the accounts of the Treasurer, Secretary or any other committee which handles or has had funds allotted to it upon request by the President or the Board and upon such audits being completed shall report the same in writing to the Board Of Governors upon demand by the Board. It shall counsel with the Board of Governors on the conversion of League funds into Government or other securities.



Chairmen

GRAHAM PUTNAM

PETER KASIN

John Hanschen

Ron Burback

Jeff Blomsness

Donnie Massie III


HOUSE/ENTERTAINMENT (5-10)

The House Committee shall consist of at least five and not more than ten members of the organization. It shall have charge of the club rooms; prepare any house rules deemed necessary by it and upon their formation submit such rules to the Board of Governors for approval; it shall report all infractions or violations of House rules to the Board of Governors. The Committee will provide or arrange for appropriate events and entertainment for the League. This committee shall do all things within its power to make the club rooms as comfortable and well maintained as possible.



Chairpersons

DAVE JAROS

PATTY GRILLION

Bob Thorson

Jeff Lapin

Judy Lipinski

Peter Kasin


PRESS (3-5), PUBLICITY-WEBSITE

The Press Committee shall consist of at least three and not more than five members, the Secretary of the League shall at all times be a member of such committee. It's duties shall consist of publicizing all matters important to the League through the press, radio, internet, or other appropriate media.  No member of the organization shall communicate or release any information pertaining to its affairs unless such release is first approved by the Press Committee.


Chairmen

JAY STRATES

Dave Jaros

Bob Thorson

Tom Powell

Al DeRusha


CEMETERY (5-10)

The Cemetery Committee shall consist of at least five members and not more than ten members of the organization. Its duties shall be to visit Showmen's Rest for the purpose of seeing to the proper upkeep thereof and to make recommendations from time to time as to its beautification and improvement. It shall render special reports as demanded by the Board of Governors.


Chairman

RICK HANEY

Bob Thorson

Bill Johnson

Dave Jaros

Patty Grillion

Jeff Lapin

Judy Lipinski


BUILDING (5-7) Committee

The Building Committee shall consist of not less than five members or more than seven members whose duties shall be to help maintain, repair and oversee that the building is in good repair.


Chairman

PAUL KASIN

Jeff Lapin

Robert Thorson

Peter Kasin

Judy Lipinski

Dave Jaros

Kevin Kasin

Tom Capadarco


SCHOLARSHIP Committee (7-11)

The Scholarship Committee shall consist of at least seven and no more than eleven members of the organization who will meet to review and award scholarships to the applicants who have applied for a scholarship. This committee shall have the sole discretion to set policies and standards for the awarding of scholarships and to insure those guidelines are fairly and consistently adhered to. The committee will have authority to authorize reasonable levels of scholarship awards annually, taking into account funds raised, interest and appreciation earned and the long-term best interests of the League.


Chairpersons

LORELEI SCHOENDIENST

BILL JOHNSON

Christopher Atkins

Tom Davis

Wayne Kunz

Renate Skinner

Peter Kasin

Barry Jamieson

Theresa Noerper


LONG RANGE PLANNING (8-15) (AKA Capital Preservation Committee)

This Committee shall consist of at least eight and no more than 15 members of the organization and will be chosen from different geographic areas of the United States and Canada to represent the interests of the League and of that particular area. They will meet at least annually to evaluate the overall long-term structure, benefits, and direction of the League. The President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall also be members of this committee.


Chairman
RON BURBACK

CONVENTION (5-11) (& EXHIBITOR’S LOUNGE)

This committee shall consist of not less than five or more than eleven members who will meet to plan and prepare for the Annual Convention, Meetings, the Banquet and Ball, The Exhibitor's Lounge (Trade Show) and any other activities during the convention. The President and Secretary will also be members of this committee. Each Vice President will nominate a member to serve on this committee.


Chairwomen

CINDY HENNING

AUDREY POOLE

Steve Pegg

Donnie Massie III

Rick Haney

Ken Smith

Peter Kasin


2016 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President, Treasurer and the two immediate past presidents. The purpose of the Executive Committee is to provide leadership to the Board and the League and to make recommendations to the Board of Governors.


Chairman

RON PORTER

Paul Kasin

Dale Merriam

Debbie Powers

Guy Leavitt

Andy Schoendienst

John Hanschen

 

NOMINATING

There is hereby created a nominating committee which shall consist of eleven in number. It shall be composed of four members of the Board of Governors to be elected by it and give members to be elected by the Body from the Body, such elections to be held on the date of the League's annual meeting as is provided for by the League's Constitution. The two immediate past presidents living shall automatically become members of the Nomination Committee and shall have the absolute duty of servicing thereon. The immediate past President will serve as Chair, the prior past President as Vice-Chair. In the event of death or disability of either or both of such past president and they or either of them shall not be ale to attend, then the last past president in the inverse order of their service in such office, shall be appointed to serve in the place and stead of one, both or either of such two past presidents. The deliberations of such committee shall be secret and no member thereof shall divulge his or her action or action of any other member or members of such committee, to any person or persons and violations of this provision shall subject the violator to punishment by the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors and the Body shall each select an alternate member of the Nominating Committee. The duties of said alternate members shall be to sit in on the meeting of said Nominating Committee and to participate in its deliberations only in the event some regular member of the said Nominating Committee is unable to serve, providing however that there shall always be not more than four members of the Board of Governors and five members of the Body and two Past Presidents participating in actions of this committee.


Chairman

PAUL KASIN

Vice-Chair Dale Merriam

Membership:

Kristin Atkins

Larry Moyers

Patrick Sheridan

Steve Turner

Tom Thebault

Josh Sickinger, alternate

Board:

Bill Johnson

Peter Kasin

Ron Burback

Lorelei Schoendienst

Jeff Blomsness alternate


2016 PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEES

 BANQUET & BALL

Chairpersons

AUDREY POOLE

RICK HANEY

Lisa Cummings

Debbie Powers

Laura Porter

Annie Schugart

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY

Chairmen

PETER KASIN

DONNIE MASSIE III

Ron Porter

Bob Thorson

Dave Jaros

Patty Grillion

Jeff Lapin

Judy Lipinski

Sue Hamilton

Jean Brake

Kevin Kasin

 

FUNERAL

Chairman

FATHER JOHN VAKULSKAS

 

HALL OF HONOR

Chairpersons

CAROLYN HANSCHEN

AL DERUSHA

Jimmy Drew

Bill Johnson

Richard Hanson

Rick Haney

 

MEMBERSHIP

Chairmen

SAM JOHNSTON

GUY LEAVITT

Don Kenna

Jeff Lapin


MEMORIAL SERVICE

Chairwomen

PATTY SULLIVAN

HOLLY SWARTZ

Fr. John Vakulskas


WAYS & MEANS

Chairpersons

SONDRA STUTZMAN

BOB CRIST

Audrey Poole

Debbie Powers

 

WELFARE

Chairman

RICK HANEY

Christopher T. Atkins

Father John Vakulskas


YEARBOOK

Chairwoman

AUDREY POOLE

Kristin Atkins

Laura Porter

Rick Haney

Cindy Henning


GEN-X

ANDREW SCHOENDIENST


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