2021-2022 Officers and Directors

President and Zone 1 Director – Brian Kuemin (Cass County Fair) 269-845-6007
Vice President and Director at Large – Trish Steele (Midland County Fair) 989.835.7901
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
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
Director at Large – Gary Bulemore (Shiawassee County Fair) 989.666.1764
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

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