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REMINDER: MIAMA Fall Conference Survey

We will close the MIAMA Fall Conference Survey on Friday, September 30th at 5pm. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey, even if you didn’t attend.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9P8C5T2

 

Thanks!

 

 

Jon Balvance

MIAMA Communications Director

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Subject: MIAMA Fall Conference Survey

 

Here is the link for the MIAMA  Fall Conference survey.  Please fill out even if you didn’t attend.  It will only take a couple minutes of your time.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9P8C5T2

 

Thanks!

 

 

Jon Balvance

MIAMA Communications Director

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Rinkfinder.com Information

Rinkfinder.com Information

In the coming months you will see some cosmetic changes to www.rinkfinder.com as we enhance and freshen up the look. If you have any suggestions to the look of our site, please send suggestions to Travis Larson @ tlarson@miama.org or Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org

 

We encourage each and every member of MIAMA to keep your rinkfinder.com page up to date. This is a great time of year to review your information and make any necessary changes. Please include current staff members, contact information and other arena information. You can also upload your ice for sale, open skating times, open figure skating times, open hockey times, etc.

 

Rinkfinder.com Instructions

If you haven’t used www.rinkfinder.com in the past or would like to get back to using it this season, here are some screen shots of what to look for when you are on the main page of www.miama.org and links to get started.

 

a.       Go to www.miama.org

b.      On the main page, go to NEW RINKFINDER.

                               

c.       Then go to whichever instructions you would like to utilize.

                                        

RF (Rink Finder) Account Setup

https://miama.org/index.php?option=com_chronoforms5&view=form&Itemid=236

                                                This is where you should go if you’ve never used www.rinkfinder.com before or don’t know your user name and password

 

New Rinkfinder.com Instructions

https://miama.org/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=file&id=1&Itemid=237

                                                This will show you how to use www.rinkfinder.com

 

We also have in this location a couple You tube videos:

                                 How to – General Navigation

                                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVVqfjBRS2Q&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

 

How to – Arena Page Set Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmcTF31_bmk&feature=youtu.be

 

If you need any additional help with the www.rinkfinder.com, please don’t hesitate to contact Travis Larson @ tlarson@miama.org or Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org with any questions and we’ll do our best as time permits to get back to you with support.

 

 

Jon Balvance

MIAMA Communications Director

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MIAMA Regional Meeting: Wednesday - October 12, 2016

Please read the below information that offers an educational opportunity to our membership. 

 

MIAMA strives to provide informational and educational opportunities throughout the year and we hope you can find time in your schedule to attend.

 

 

MIAMA Regional Meeting

MIAMA is proud to present an educational opportunity for our membership in Alexandria, MN as part of a series that will extend to all areas of Minnesota.

 

Please bring all your questions and concerns on any subject, we will have time for an open forum.

 

FREE - NO COST TO ATTEND

 

 

We are privileged to have two MIAMA Member Venders presenting.

 

Master Electric: Reduce interruptions and downtime; life and safety risks; utility costs; extend equipment life; reduce repair costs; reduce arc flash exposure; asset management; safety recommendations.

 

HTG Architects: Maximizing facility utilization; cross promote your facility with partnerships; how to encourage customers to spend more time and money in your facility.

 

Where:

Runestone Community Center

802 3rd Ave. West

Alexandria, MN. 56308

 

When: Wednesday October 12, 2016

 

Time: 10:00AM – 2:00 PM

 

Lunch will be provided

 

All are invited, please RSVP no later than October 10th so we can get a count for lunch. We will welcome anyone who may not have RSVP'd. This is for all staff related to your City or organization such as; arena manager, full and part time hourly workers, board members, city and county administrators, etc. who would like to learn more about the operations of the facilities.

 

Please RSVP to Walt Bruley at: walterbruley@hotmail.com.

 

MIAMA looks forward to seeing you at this Regional Educational Opportunity.

 

Jon Balvance

MIAMA Communications Director

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Obit notice for Bill Peters

William "Bill" Bernard Peters

June 30, 1933 - September 24, 2016

William "Bill" Peters of Rush City passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Birchwood Care Center in Forest Lake at the age of 83.

Bill was born June 30, 1933, in Peoria, Illinois to Bernard and Myrtle (Heinritz) Peters. In 1938 Bill’s family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, graduating from Minneapolis West HS in 1951. In high school Bill lettered in baseball and hockey and continued on to the University of Minnesota for one year, followed by four years in the US Navy where he served in the Korean Conflict on the USS Boyd.

In 1957 he enrolled in Dunwoody Technical School, majoring in air conditioning and refrigeration which led to employment as department head at Khartoum Technical School in Sudan, Africa for what was supposed to be a 2 year stay. Due to the Arab/Israeli 6 day War, Bill and his family had to leave after only 8 months.

After returning to the US, he accepted an engineering position for the Minnesota North Stars at the Met Sports Center. Bill left the North Stars in 1976 to take a position with American Fruit & Produce in Eagan MN as the head of plant maintenance. In addition to his day job during the mid-70’s Bill launched R & R Specialties and became the upper Midwest distributor for the Zamboni Company.. Along with this line he sold Custom Pro Travel trunks to sports teams, installed heating and AC units in residential properties as well as partnering on ice rink refrigeration systems and dasher boards for ice rinks.. Bill continued to add product lines to his business such as Jet Ice ice paints until he sold the business in 1996.

Bill was very active in coaching Park board, Legion, VFW baseball as well as hockey. 

Bill also received a degree from the Metropolitan Community College in the early 80’s.

On April 16, 1988, Bill and Millie were married.. They lived in Robbinsdale until 1996 when they moved to Rush Lake.

Bill was active in the community and in the Rush City Lions, receiving the Melvin Jones Fellow Award and Helen Keller Sight Award. In 2012, Bill and Millie were honored by be selected as the Rush City Chamber of Commerce “Community Service Award” recipients. Bill made two Mission trips to Mexico and was an active member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He lived a good life and lived it to its fullest. Thanks to all the people who had part in it.

Bill is survived by his wife Millie, children: Natalie (Charles) Stenger of Mendota Heights, Douglas (Vangie) Peters of Whittier, California, Randy (Lorri) Nick of Eagan, Michelle (Mitch) Dietrich of Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Visitation and reviewal will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday 9-29-16 at the Olson Funeral Chapel of Rush City as well as one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Reverend Laurie O'Shea will officiate funeral services for Bill at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rush City.

Funeral arrangements for Bill of East Rush Lake are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City, Olson Chapel. www.funeralandcremationservice.com

In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to fundraiser for the purchase of Hand Bells for First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Travis Roy Foundation or donor’s choice.

 

SERVICES

Visitation

Thursday, September 29, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Olson Funeral Chapel
115 West 4th St.
Rush City, Minnesota 55069

Visitation

Friday, September 30, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1000 South Jay Avenue
Rush City, MN 55069

Funeral Service

Friday, September 30, 2016
11:00 AM

First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1000 South Jay Avenue
Rush City, MN 55069

 

Jon Balvance

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Alan K Payne Grant Application

Please submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than October 1, 2016 to be considered for the grant.  MIAMA will award up to four grants.

 

All applicants must be employed by a MIAMA member facility in order to be considered for a grant.

 

Jon Balvance

MIAMA Communications Director

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