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published January-February Issue 2016



President's Message
Looking Ahead to the NHPA Council Winter Meeting

by Stu Sipma, NHPA President


Happy New Year! I hope 2016 will be a great year for everyone!


Our 2016 NHPA Council Winter Meeting is scheduled for January 22-24 in Montgomery, Alabama. I have scheduled this meeting for two full days. Items on the agenda include reviewing and setting our 2016 goals, review of our NHPA financials, creating a 2016 budget, reviewing the 2015 budget, discussions on the 2016 World Tournament, sponsorship packages, charter concerns, membership growth ideas, five-year plan, Game Related Sales, NHPA director concerns, just to name a few.


I have also scheduled time to do a walkthrough of the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl, the facility that will host the 2016 World Horseshoe Tournament.


With this being an “off” year, where we don’t have to address any bylaws or rule changes at the delegate meeting, Dave Sidles, NHPA Secretary-Treasurer, and I have been working on a presentation of our financials. The purpose of this presentation is to make everyone aware of where we stand financially as we move forward the next few years.


Three Council members will travel to the World Tournament site to meet with World Tournament team members and assist them with the planning and preparations necessary for hosting this event. This year Bill Marvin, 5th Vice President; Jerry LaBrosse, 4th Vice President; and Dave Sidles will travel to Montgomery prior to the winter meeting for this site visit. A report of the visit will be provided in the next Newsline.