2022-2023 Officers and Directors

Front row (left to right): Vickie Micheau, Lynn MacArthur, Lisa Reiff, Trish Steele, Gary Bulemore
Back row (left to right): John Currie, Brian Kuemin, LC Scramlin CFE, Larry Bush, Doug Burtch, Steve Thelen (Not present Lenore Senter) Photo courtesy of Bruce Doll, Images of Vision

President and Zone 4 Director – Trish Steele (Midland County Fair) 989.835.7901
Vice President and Director at Large – Gary Bulemore (Shiawassee County Fair) 989.666.1764
Treasurer and Director at Large – Vickie Micheau (Upper Peninsula State Fair) 906.786.4011
Director at Large & Secretary – Steve Thelen (Saline Community Fair) 734.944.6262
Past President Zone 1 Director – Brian Kuemin (Cass County Fair) 269-845-6007
Zone 2 – LC Scramlin, CFE (Oakland County Fair) 248.634.8830
Zone 3 – John Currie (Mecosta County Fair) 231.629.7273
Zone 5 – Lenore Senter (Emmet Charlevoix County Fair) 231-582-9079
Zone 6 – Lynn MacArthur (Chippewa County Fair) 906.630.6536
Associate Representative – Doug Burtch (TJ Schmidt Amusement) 989-213-5835
Festival-Events Representative – Larry Bush (Grand Blanc Family Fun Fest) 810.348.7901

MAFE By-laws Revised January 2021

Membership consists of 3 categories:

1. Regular Members – Any corporation or organization or fair, agency or other person actually and directly engaged in promoting and conducting fairs, agricultural exhibitions or shows, and described in “Act 80” of the Public Acts of 1855, as amended, “Act 11” of the Public Acts of 1929, or comparable legislation. Each regular member shall be assigned to one of the following six zones, such assignment to be made based on the location of the principal activities of such regular member:

Zone One – Brian Kuemin – Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Eaton, Hillsdale, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties.

Zone Two – LC Scramlin CFE – Genesee, Ingham, Jackson, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Zone Three – John Currie – Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola and Ottawa counties.

Zone Four -Trish Steele – Arenac, Bay, Clare, Clinton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee and Tuscola counties.

Zone Five – Lenore Senter – Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon and Wexford counties.

Zone Six – Lynn MacArthur – All Upper Peninsula counties – Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft counties.

2. Associate Members – Any corporation or organization or firm, agency or other person directly engaged in performing a service for a regular or Festival member. 3. Festival Members – Any corporation or organization or municipality directly engaged in promoting and conducting a Festival.


2021 MAFE Committees:

We are always looking for volunteers to become involved with the Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions. There are committees related matters of the Association and committees involving the Convention. The following are several committees that you may consider volunteering: Executive Committee: Brian Kuemin, Chair: 269.845.6007 Vickie Micheau, Trish Steele, Steve Thelen Audit: Brian Kuemin, Chair: 269.845.6007 Larry Bush, Cinda Karlik, Karen Klug CFE Animal Health and Welfare: LC Scramlin CFE, Chair: 248.634.8830 Larry Bush, Rick Ruemenapp, Trish Steele Steve Thelen By-Laws – Policy Committee: Lenore Senter, Chair: 231.582.9079 Larry Bush, Brian Kuemin, LC Scramlin, Trish Steele Carnival Committee: Doug Burtch, Chair: 989-213-5835 Debbie Elliott, Blake Huston, Brian Kuemin, Doug Schmidt, Dustin Skerbeck, Niki Skerbeck E-Newsletter Committee: Carol Saari, Chair: 906.482.6200 Doug Burtch, Lynn MaArthur, Lisa Reiff, Lenore Senter  Finance and  Budget: Vickie Micheau, Chair: 906.786.4011 Brian Kuemin, Lenore Senter, Steve Thelen Harness Racing: John Currie, Chair: 231.629.7273 Harry Chestnut, Brian Kuemin, Tim Roach Homemaker of the Year Committee: Lynn MaArthur CFE, Chair: 906.630.6536 Nancy Davis, Lisa Reiff Insurance Committee: Brian Kuemin, Chair: 269.845.6007 Lisa Reiff Legislative Committee: John Currie, Chair: 231.629.7273 Doug Burtch, Brian Kuemin, Vickie Micheau, Trish Steele, Steve Thelen, Mandy Tomich MAFE Awards: Steve Thelen, Chair: 734.944.6262 Ric Crawford, John Currie, Cinda Karlik, Lori Hull, Brian Kuemin, LC Scramlin MSU Extension/4-H Relationship: LC Scramlin CFE, Chair: 248.634.8830 Brian Gardner, Lori Hull, Lynn MacArthur, Lenore Senter, Steve Thelen Membership Directory Committee: Lisa Reiff, Chair: 517.317.4544 Brian Kuemin Nominating Committee: John Currie, Chair: 231.629.7273 Harry Chestnut, Jessica Marks, Darryl Diamond Scholarship Committee: Brian Kuemin, Chair: 269.845.6007 Lynn MaArthur, Vickie Micheau, Lisa Reiff, Nancy Thelen Social Media: Lenore Senter; Chair: 231.582.9079 Brian Kuemin, Lisa Reiff, Sara Ressler


2022 – 137th Convention Committees:

Banquet & Reception Committee: Lisa Reiff, Chair: 517.317.4544 Larry Bush, Vickie Micheau, Steve Thelen, LC Scramlin CFE, Trish Steele Brochure-Convention Committee: Lisa Reiff, Chair: 517.317.4544 Communication Awards Committee: Carol Britton, Chair: 734.428.8474 Kathy Richardson, Cindy Radak, Dale Radak, Nancy Thelen General Session – Convention: Brian Kuemin, Chair: 269.845.6007 John Currie, Doug Burtch, Lynn MacArthur, Lisa Reiff, LC Scramlin CFE, Trish Steele Mega Raffle & Friday night 50/50: Karen Klug CFE 269.208.6342 Sherry Bechler, Gary Bulemore, Larry Bush, Brian Kuemin, LC Scramlin CFE Raffle 50/50 Committee: Trish Steele, Chair: 269.845.6007 Gary Bulemore, Lynn MaArthur, Trish Steele, Mike Zimmerman, SaraJane Zimmerman, Roxanne Wheeler Resolutions: Trish Steele, Chair: 269.845.6007 Gary Bulemore, Brian Kuemin, Lenore Senter Showcase Committee: Larry Bush, Chair: 810.348.7901 Brian Kuemin, Denise Owens, Lenore Senter Silent Auction Committee: Melva Thayer, Chair Michael Consord, Ruth Cornwell, Jim Thayer Sponsorship Committee: Brian Kuemin, Chair: 269.845.6007 Larry Bush, Brian Kuemin, Vickie Micheau, Lisa Reiff Spouse Activities Committee: Cathy Zenz, Chair Lori Meaney, Susie Wahl Suite and Hospitality Guidelines: Ric Crawford, Chair: 810.499.2051 Doug Burtch, Larry Bush, Brian Kuemin, Steve Thelen, LC Scramlin CFE, Trish Steele Trade Show Committee: Doug Burtch, Chair: 989-213-5835 Gary Bulemore, Brian Kuemin, Terry Slaggert Workshops- Roundtables Committee: Cinda Karlik, Chair: 517.284.5723 Karen Klug CFE, Vickie Micheau, Lynn MaArthur, Christian Miller CFE, Lisa Reiff Workshop-Roundtable Sub-committee – Youth Education: Lenore Senter, Chair: 231.582.9079 Brian Kuemin, Leah LaVanway, Sara Lewis, Lisa Reiff, Janelle Stewart, Nancy Thelen, Carly Vertz Young Professionals: Carly Vertz, Chair Dan Bonnell, Darryl Diamond, Lindsey McKeever, Lisa Reiff, Michael Smith