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FALL WORKSHOP
GLN AUG 2016
ROUNDTABLE
NETWORK PICNICS
VENDORS
SPRING WKSHP
CHAPTER CLASH
TOUR on WHEELS
CSP
CALENDAR
FIELD of YEAR
MPSTMA NEWS
MTGF
DUES
JOB POSTINGS
CLASSIFIEDS
WEATHER


FALL WORKSHOP FOCUS
FIELD & PLAYGROUND SAFETY
Joe Schmit to Keynote the event at Bielenberg Sports Center
in Woodbury on November 16, 2016

The MPSTMA Fall Workshop is set for Nov. 16 at Bielenberg Sports Center in Woodbury. The focus of the workshop will be Field and Playground Safety. KSTP sportscaster Joe Schmit will keynote the event. Joe said he was "pleased to be invited to speak because I appreciate the hard work the people in your association do." His topic for the workshop will be: Silent Impact: Influence Through Purpose, Persistence and Passion. Joe will be offering a high energy, high impact presentation loaded with humor. Schmit inspires and teaches how to ramp up the profound power of influence. Through research, Joe has discovered that we make our biggest impressions when we are not trying to be impressive. You can become an "Impact Player" who makes everyone around you better just by being there. If there were a going away party at your work place today, who would the most people show up for? That person is having a "Silent Impact" on everyone around them, but what is their secret? You can become that person of great influence. Joe's authentic style will rally the audience to embrace their own power of influence.

AGENDA
 

07:00 a.m. - Registration and vendor time
08:00 a.m. - Education
09:30 a.m. - Break and Vendor Time
                     1) Safety Inspections
                     2) Soccer Fields / Safety
                     3) Playground Resurfacing

9:30 - 10:45 am Break and Vendor Time
10:45 a.m. - Bielenberg Sports Center Speaker
11:00 a.m. - Keynote Speaker: Joe Schmit, KSTP Sportscaster & Professional Speaker
12:00 p.m. - Lunch and Vendor Time
1:00 -3:00 p.m. - ROUNDTABLE: Mowing & Mowing Equipment

2016 FALL WORKSHOP - REGISTRATION - PRINTABLE

MPSTMA FALL WORKSHOP ROUNDTABLE - MOWING



Almquist & Weinbrenner Capture the 1st Annual

MPSTMA Golf Tournament at UM Les Bolstad GC

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Ian Almquist, Minnesota Twins Grounds Staff, (pictured on left) and Roger Weinbrenner CSFM, University of St. Thomas, partnered to shoot par 71 at the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights to capture the 1st Annual MPSTMA Golf Tournament. The Almquist/Weinbrenner pairing birdied the 18th hole to tie Jacob Button, University of Minnesota, and Jeff Turtinen, MTGF/MPSTMA, but were deemed champions in a scorecard playoff. A post-tournament gathering took place at nearby Station 280.

The MPSTMA Golf Tournament came about when this year's Chapter Clash was postponed. Iowa could get enough players to field a team and travel to Minnesota due to many mid-summer tournaments and other conflicts.

The players had such a good time, that afterwards, it was decided that this will become an annual event on the MPSTMA calendar.


 

FRAISE MOWING AT BETHEL COLLEGE


Fraise Mowing is the technique used to remove the topical foliage with the primary need to remove Poa, along with the many
weed seeds that harbor in the thatch layer. This process allows the desirable Turf to regenerate because of the remaining
crowns that are allowed to remain through the technique. After Fraising fields are aerated and over-seeded.
Photos by Joe Churchill, Reinders, Inc.
 

Scenes from the March 9 Spring Workshop
at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul

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21 vendors lined the hallway at the Spring Workshop
and a vibrant atmosphere lasted throughout the day.
Both Vendors and general members seemed happy!
 
Glenn Caruso, head football coach at the University
of St. Thomas, was the keynote speaker. Caruso
gave a motivational speech to an attentive audience.
 
Both classrooms were full. There were 174 members,
speakers and guests that made it to the Spring Workshop!
A drizzly day outside made for a well-attended workshop.

Roger Weinbrenner CSFM, won the 2015 MPSTMA / Turfco Field of the Year award. Greg Brodd, right, presented a plaque on behalf of Turfco Manufacturing.
 
Fun Times in California at National STMA Conference

MINNESOTANS FEELING GOOD IN SAN DIEGO

 MPSTMA GROUP WINS STMA BOWLING TITLE

MPSTMA members were all cleaned up in San Diego for the STMA National Convention in late January. A "Minnesota Night" took place where Minnesotans at the convention met for dinner and drinks. (Back from left) Ben Boeding CSFM, Josh Girth, Mike McDonald CSFM, Matt Grosjean, Ryan Rowland, and Luke Wittrock. (Front from left) Joe Churchill, Ben Wallin, Roger Weinbrenner CSFM, Jared Alley, Jay Stadler, and Nick Baker. For the second consecutive year, a MPSTMA team won the bowling championship at the STMA National Convention. This year, the tournament took place in San Diego, Calif. Pictured from the left, are: Joe Churchill, Reinders, Inc.; Ben Boeding CSFM, City of Eagan; Matt Grosjean, University of Minnesota, and Roger Weinbrenner, CSFM, University of St. Thomas. Boeding also rolled the best game of the night to walk away with two trophies! STMA allied chapters across the country participated.

























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