SportsTurf

June 2017

SportsTurf provides current, practical and technical content on issues relevant to sports turf managers, including facilities managers. Most readers are athletic field managers from the professional level through parks and recreation, universities.

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44 SportsTurf | June 2017 www.sportsturfonline.com RECOGNIZING OUR MEMBERS B efore the ubiquitous Internet, those who attained a college degree or followed a specifi c training program automatically joined their profession's association. Membership in an organization was the only way to connect with your peers. As resources, information and interaction with like-minded professionals became easily attainable electronically, many associations suffered a decline in membership. Not so with STMA! Although STMA has not grown by leaps and bounds, it has maintained a steady membership with incremental growth. For that we are exceedingly grateful to you, our members. Members tell us, colloquially and through surveys, that the primary reason they join STMA is for the networking, followed by access to information and resources. Thus, we salute all of you for your commitment to improving your knowledge base through continuous learning from your peers and from STMA's offerings. Do you know sports turf managers who should be members? Encourage them to join, and remember fi rst time members receive a complimentary conference registration. You, as the person who referred them, will receive $100 credit per referral to use on STMA services, such as membership renewal and conference registration fees. If you believe your service year is in error, please contact STMA headquarters, STMAinfo@STMA.org or 800-323-3875 John Fik CSFM, CGM Harold Howard Ph.D Paul Zwaska Ken Mrock Greg Petry Jim Puhalla Marc Van Landuyt 35 YEARS 1982, the #1 movie was "ET: The Extra-Terrestrial" 30 YEARS 1987, the #1 movie was "Three Men and a Baby" 25 YEARS 1992, the #1 movie was "Aladdin" 20 YEARS 1997, the #1 movie was "Titanic" James Betts Brian Blount Roger Bossard Robert Bradway Chris Brindley Raul Bueno Rick Capecelatro James Chianos Michael Cline Scott Dobbins CSFM Dan Douglas Allen Dressler Donald Fowler Dell Haverland James Hlavaty CSFM Austin Lanzarone Jeff Limburg Robert Martin David Mellor John Newell James Rodgers CSFM John Schmidgall Clif Spangler Dave Tuchek James Vickerson Phil Whitehouse David Yarbrough Michael Boekholder Darin Budak CSFM, CPRE James Cornelius CSFM Mike Hebrard David Pinsonneault CSFM, CPRP John Pridgen Robert Schneider TOP 3 BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP: NETWORKING. A group of peers who are willing to share their best practices. CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES. Education that is timely, relevant and cost effective to help you do your job better. EASILY ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION. Quickly fi nd resources to help you save time. STMA IN ACTION News from the Sports Turf Managers Association

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