2023-2024 Officers and Directors

Front row (left to right): John Currie, LC Scramlin, Karen Klug, Vicki Micheau
Back row (left to right): John Schut, Ian Kempf, John Degenaer, Matt, Kempf, Carolyne Woodhams, Valerie Newton, Doug Burtch

Photo courtesy of Dale Radak

President and Zone 2 Director – LC Scramlin (Oakland County Fair) 248.634.8830

Vice President and Zone 3 Director – John Currie (Mecosta County Fair) 231.629.7273

Treasurer and Zone 1 Director – Karen Klug (Berrien County Youth Fair) 269.473.4251

Secretary and Director at Large– Vickie Micheau (Upper Peninsula State Fair) 906.786.4011

Zone 4 Director – Valerie Newton (Saginaw County Fair) 989.213.1213

Zone 5 Director– Carolyne Woodhams (Northwestern Michigan Fair) 231.342.1575

Zone 6 Director– John Degenaer (Chippewa County Fair )920.360.3184

Director at Large – Matt Kempf (Newygo County Agricultural Fair) 616.318.8934

Director at Large – Ian Kempf (Eastern Michigan State Fair) 810.417.0395

Associate Representative – Doug Burtch (TJ Schmidt Amusement) 989-213-5835

Festival-Events Representative – Mckenzie Bowman (Michigan State Fair) 248.760.4256

Executive Director – John Schut (MAFE) 517.317.4544

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 – Karen Klug – 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 -Valerie Newton – Arenac, Bay, Clare, Clinton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee and Tuscola counties.

Zone Five – Carolyne Woodhams – 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 – John Degenaer Jr. – 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.

2024 MAFE Committees

Animal Health and Welfare: Chair LC Scramlin, Members Trish Steele, Valerie Newton, Janelle Stewart, Matt Kempf

Audit: Chair Vickie Micheau, Members Brian Kuemin, Karen Klug, Vickie Micheau, Rob Usakowski, Doug Burtch

Bylaws & Policy: Chair Doug Burtch, Members Brian Kuemin, LC Scramlin, Ian Kempf, Karen Klug, Chris Miller

Newsletter: Chair Carol Saari, Members John Schut, Full board

Executive Committee: Chair LC Scramlin, Members John Currie, Vickie Micheau, Karen Klug

Finance& Budget: Chair Karen Klug, Members Vickie Micheau, Doug Burtch, John Schut

Harness Racing: Chair John Currie, Members Tim Roach, Harry Chestnut, LC Scramlin, Nic Hall

Homemaker of the Year: Chair Lynn MacArthur, Members Terry Burnett, Clarissa Johnston

Insurance Committee: Chair LC Scramlin, Members Ian Kempf, Matt Kempf, Vickie Micheau

Legislative Committee: Chair John Currie, Members Doug Burtch, Dawn Reha, Brian Kuemin, Vickie Micheau, Rob Usakowski, LC Scramlin, Carolyne Woodhams

Long Range Planning: Full board

Member Directory / Brochure: Chair John Schut, Member Lisa Reiff, John Degenaer, Ann Harrington, Vickie Micheau, Sara Ressler

MSU/4-H Relations: Chair LC Scramlin, Members Cheryl Barton, Rob Usakowski, Valerie Newton, Leah LaVanway, John Degenaer, Janelle Stewart, Steve Thelen

Personnel: Executive Committee

Social Media & Website: Chair John Schut, Members Sara Johnson, Sara Ressler, Mindy Trimm, Karen Klug, Ian Kempf, Carolyne Woodhams

2024 – 140th Convention Committees

Awards: Chair John Currie, Members Ric Crawford, Cinda Karlik, Matt Kempf, LC Scramlin, Karen Klug, Carolyne Woodhams, Brian Kuemin

Banquet & Reception: Chair LC Scramlin, Members Vickie Micheau, Steve Thelen, Ken Knight, John Degenaer

Carnival Committee: Chair Doug Burtch, Members Niki Skerbeck, Dustin Skerbeck, Debbie Elliott Blake Huston, Dalton Kennedy, LC Scramlin

Communication Awards: Chair Carol Britten, Members Kathy Richardson, Danielle Proctor Nancy Thelen, Vickie Micheau

General Session: Chair LC Scramlin, Vickie Micheau, John Schut, Doug Burtch, Valerie Newton Ian Kempf, McKenzie Bowman

Mega & Friday night 50/50: Chair Karen Klug, Members LC Scramlin, Sherry Bechler, Brian Kuemin, Lisa Reiff, Gary Bulemore, McKenzie Bowman

Nomination Committee: Chair John Currie, Members Ann Harrington, Darryl Diamond, Chris Miller, Brian Kuemin

Raffle & Door Prizes: Chair Gary Bulemore , Members Mike Zimmerman, SaraJane Zimmerman, Lynn MacArthur

Registration: Chair Trish Steele, Members Karen Bonham, Valerie Newton, Karen Klug

Resolutions: Chair Lenore Senter, Members LC Scramlin, Valerie Newton, Matt Kempf, Chris Miller

Scholarship Committee: Chair Doug Burtch, Members Brian Kuemin, Ann Harrington, Nancy Thelen, Lenore Senter

Silent Auction: Chair Melva Thayer, Members Noelene Lindsey, Ken Knight, Gretchen Schulte

Sponsorships: Chair Vickie Micheau, Ian Kempf, Anne Harrington, Gretchen Schulte, Nancy Thelen

Spouse Activities: Chair Chelsea Fair

Suite & Hospitality: Chair Ric Crawford, Members Steve Thelen, LC Scramlin, Brian Kuemin, Doug Burtch, John Currie, Ian Kempf

Trade Show: Chair Doug Burtch, Members Terry Slaggert, Dalton Kenned, Dakota Romine

Welcome Reception & Entertainment: Chair Doug Burtch, Members Lenore Senter, Denise Owens, Jay Samborn, Matt Kempf, Carolyne Woodhams

Workshops & Round Tables: Chair John Schut, Members Cinda Karlik, Chris Miller, Ian Kempf Dawn Reha, Vickie Micheau, Ken Knight, Sara Ressler , Lisa Reiff

Young Professionals: Chair Carly Vert, Members John Schut, Lindsey McKeever, Dakota Romine, Mindy Timm

Youth Education: Chair Janelle Stewart, Members Tammy Hyatt, Nancy Thelen, Carly Vertz, Leah LaVanway, Dawn Reha, John Schut