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Contents The Official Publication of the Outdoor Amusement Business Association


Features Florida Week Hotel Reservations 2019 Special Reduced Rates


Students Begin Career-Based Learning Program at Gold Medal


ASSOCIATION


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4 FROM THE OABA CHAIR Year-end Accomplishments


6 ASSOCIATION BUZZ Wishing You the Merriest of Holidays


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


11 AS THE WHEEL TURNS Who, what and where are people making news? Here’s the scoop.


14 PHOTO GALLERY The OABA catches members in action.


14, 22 SERVICES, BENEFITS & PROGRAMS Jammin’ Jamborees and Contribution Fund Drawing Winners


December 2018 GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS


25 DOT REGULATORY NEWS State and Federal


Legislation and Regulations


28 OABA’S INVOLVEMENT IN U.S. REGULATORY ACTIONS


CIRCUS MEMBERS 30 FROM THE CENTER RING Rodney Huey follows circuses around the country.


33 ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES AND EXHIBITIONS:


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE By Mary Lou Kelly


Facebook facebook.com/ OutdoorAmusementBusinessAssn


To promote the preservation and growth of the outdoor amusement industry through leadership, advocacy and education.


All advertisements appearing in this ShowTime publication are paid by the advertiser and the OABA reserves the right to refuse any advertising. The ads are provided on an “as is” basis and do not necessarily carry the endorsement of the OABA. In addition, the OABA does not guarantee, warrant, or endorse the information, products, or services of any corporation, organization, or person contributing to this publication.


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PUBLISHER|MANAGING EDITOR Robert Johnson 407.681.9444  bobj@oaba.org


EDITOR Dee Dee Alford 407.681.9444  deedeea@oaba.org


GRAPHIC DESIGN Avic-Versi Creative Jen Burge  817.602.7254  avicversi@att.net


ADVERTISING SALES Dee Dee Alford 407.681.9444  deedeea@oaba.org


ASSOCIATION OFFICE


Outdoor Amusement Business Assn., Inc. 1035 S. Semoran Blvd., Suite 1045 Winter Park, FL 32792 407.681.9444  fax 407.681.9445


© Outdoor Amusement Business Assn. 2018


OABA OFFICERS CHAIR Jay Strates 1ST VICE CHAIR Larry Yaffe 2ND VICE CHAIR Debbie Powers 3RD VICE CHAIR Mick Brajevich TRUSTEE 2017 E. J. Dean TRUSTEE 2016 Thomas J. Gaylin, III TRUSTEE 2015 Michael Wood TREASURER Mitchell Kaliff PRESIDENT Bob Johnson


OABA DIRECTORS Stephen Broetsky Doug Burtch Tony Cassata Brad Dallman Andy Deggeller Michael Doolan Blake Huston Stacey Jamieson Marc Janas


Nathan Janousek Mary Johnson Tammy Kissel Charlene Leavitt Lance Moyer Ben Pickett Rick Reithoffer


Lorelei Schoendienst Patrick Sheridan


Scott Siefker Niki Skerbeck Mary Chris Smith Greg Stewart Holly Swartz Rob Vivona


OABA TRUSTEES Chris Lopez-2014 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 * Deceased


* Red Wood-1991 * 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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Instagram @outdooramusementbusinessassn


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