SportsTurf March 2011

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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M2MEDIA360 PRESIDENT/CEO Marion Minor VP OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS Gerald Winkel VP OF CIRCULATION AND COLLATERAL SALES Joanne Juda-Prainito PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Mary Jo Tomei DIRECT MAIL LIST SALES Cheryl Naughton 678-292-6054 SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES Phone 847-763-9565 Fax 847-763-9569 REPRINTS Cheryl Naughton 678-292-6054 Account Representatives: Joy Gariepy 16267 W. 14 Mile Rd., Ste 202 Beverly Hills, MI 48025 • Ph: 248-530-0300, ext. 1401 Bruce Loria 626 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 500 Los Angeles, CA 90017 • Ph: 213-596-7226 Classified Sales/Marketplace: Glenn Datz Phone: 213-596-7220 Fax: 213-624-0997 Always moving forward I T IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE that I announce those who recently attained certifi- cation beginning January 1. They are: Steve Berg, CSFM; Adam Dixon, CSFM; Kevin Hardy, CSFM; Joseph Kovolyan, CSFM; Shaun Lynch, CSFM; Sarah Martin, CSFM; Nick McKenna, CSFM; Matt Rogers, CSFM; Don Scholl, CSFM; Kevin Taylor, CSFM; Rusty Walker, CSFM; and Jason Wigington, CSFM. Our certification pro- gram continues to gain momentum and interest from our members and their employers. One very important aspect of this program is employer support. STMA has developed a brochure specifically for employers that points out the value of certification and the impor- tance of absorbing the costs for their sports turf manager to become certified. I believe in cer- tification, and I hope that you will consider the value that it can bring to you personally and professionally. Committee work is underway. We have very healthy participation from every segment of our membership. This tells me and your Board that you have confidence in the committee system as a way to help advance STMA. That is exactly what our committee system is de- signed to do. Your ideas and insight really provide perspective to help develop the right pro- grams that are important to the membership. Our Committees work on initiatives that are well defined in our strategic plan, and as our committees tackle these initiatives, the entire as- sociation’s strategic plan presses forward. Over the previous 4 years, committees have helped us to achieve nearly all the initiatives in our 5-year plan. Your Board will be developing a new plan during its summer board meeting for 2012 and beyond. This is the time of year that I know local chapters become hard-pressed for volunteers. We are all so busy with our field management programs in the spring that often very little extra time is available to help our chapters be successful. I encourage all of you to take an active role in your chapter. Be sure to renew your membership in your chapter. Offer to host an event, or provide your arms and legs to help others plan and hold an event. It is only through volunteerism that our profession flourishes. Involvement helps the chapter, but it also pro- vides tremendous rewards back to you. If you are not a member of your local chapter, STMA has a complete list online or you can find contact information at the back of this magazine (p.55). PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: We Assume No Responsibility For The Validity Of Claims In Connection With Items Appear- ing In Sportsturf. Reader Service Numbers Are Given To Fa- cilitate Further Inquiry. Commercial Product Names Are Used For The Convenience Of The Reader. Mention Of A Commercial Product Does Not Imply Endorsement By Sport- sturf Or M2MEDIA360, Or Preference Over Similar Products Not Mentioned. The 2011 Regional Conference is set: June 15-16 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The steering committee has been meeting and is developing 2 days of excellent, hands-on education. There will be a trade show and a night out at a Tennessee Smokies minor league baseball game. The next three locations have also been set for the regional con- ferences: 2012 in Ohio at Paul Brown Stadium, 2013 at BYU-Provo in Utah, and 2014 in Baltimore. Exact dates should be coming soon. For more information about this June’s con- ference in Tennessee, see the article on page 54 in this issue. Enjoy the season! President’s Message Troy Smith, CSFM SportsTurf 7

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