Fairs Year-round Information                                                                    Happy Halloween, October 2K19!  
back  In this issue of fyi:
CFSA Staff Update:
Tom Amberson to Stay On as Risk Department Manager

It is with great delight that we announce that CFSA is keeping Tom! Tom Amberson, CFSA's Risk Department Manager , will be continuing in his current role. Tom has served CFSA in a variety of positions for close to 23 years. 

"We are so excited that Tom is remaining with CFSA ," remarked Becky Bailey-Findley, Executive Director. "We expect another 22 years of formidable service from him. The CFSA team is strong and our commitment to member fairs is deep. Tom Amberson is a passionate, resilient leader in the CFSA team and we are pleased that he is remaining with us."

At the 2018 CFSA Annual Meeting
Meeting You're Invited to CFSA's  Second Annual  Risk-Pool Member Meeting: 
Tuesday, November 5,
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This year's CFA Fall Managers' Conference kicks off Tuesday, November 5 with CFSA's second Annual Risk-Pool Member Meeting. Please join CFSA's board of directors and staff in Conference Room 200 of the Fair Services Building from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Fair Services Building is next door to the Courtyard Marriott, the location of  the CFA Fall Managers' Conference.

This annual meeting is your opportunity to hear CFSA's 2018 annual report, along with trends in the areas of risk exposures and claims, and the steps you can take to help reduce risk at your fair and risk-related costs to the pools. We also invite you to share your ideas about how we can collectively improve the risk-sharing pool programs and to ask any questions you may have about the pool programs and CFSA's business support services.   

Box lunches, compliments of CFSA, will be provided after the meeting and you are welcome to stay and eat or to take your lunch to go.  

Please RSVP to Melissa Thurber, mthurber@cfsa.org or 916/263-6163 by Tuesday, October 29. 

Pre-Order Your Fairgrounds' 2020 Employee  Right-to-Know Posters Through the California Chamber of Commerce

Next year will be this year before you know it, so get a jump on 2020 and pre-order your fairgrounds' employee right-to-know State and Federal Labor Law posters before the glittery ball drops. Posters are available in English and Spanish, and shipping begins in mid-December.  
All-in-one posters can be pre-ordered from the Cal Chamber:  https://store.calchamber.com Poster prices  start at $28.49.  Discount-priced kits with updated posters and employee pamphlets are also available. There's even an annual auto-ship option.

Purchasing your employee posters and pamphlets from the Cal Chamber ensures that they are up-to-date and that they reflect all new California employment laws. The all-in-one poster measures 28" x 44," and is made up of the 18 state and federal employment notices all California employers must post - even those with just one employee.
Remember, not informing employees of their rights in the workplace can result in lawsuits and fines.


The Napa County Fair Association is Liquidating All Assets
Come Early for the Best Selection! 

Sale dates: Monday - Sunday, November 4 - 10, 2019 
Napa County Fairgrounds
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
1435 N. Oak Street, Calistoga 
 (209) 283-4174 

For more information, please contact Greg Hegwer at:  napafair@gmail.com

For a full list of available items and photos, please visit:  http://napafair.wordpress.com

All items must be paid for in full before being removed from the fairgrounds; checks and credit cards will be accepted.  Transportation of all items is the responsibility of the purchaser. 

Inventory items include, but are not limited to: 
  • John Deere tractors 
  • Ford F150 truck   
  • F9000 water truck 
  • Mowers 
  • Compressors 
  • Arc welder 
  • Saws 
  • Grinders 
  • Oxy/Acetylene 
  • Yamaha maintenance cart 
  • Dumpsters  
  • Floor scrubber 
  • Garden tools  
  • Hand tools
  • Trash cans 
  • Portable office building  
  • Office equipment
  • Computers and monitors
  • Printers  
  • Large Sentry safe 
  • Large commercial refrigerators
  • Ice maker 
  • Gas stove/ovens 
  • PA systems
  • Sound mixer
  • Golf equipment  
  • Fence panels  
  • Bleachers  
  • Metal chairs 
  • Padded chairs 
  • Mighty-Lite black chairs   
  • Round tables
  • Plastic and wood 8' tables 
  • Wenger stage trailer 
  • Mall stage 
  • Event props 
  • Art fair panels with light fixtures 
  • Easy-ups 
  • Pipe and drape  
  • And much more!

CFSA's trade show booth is a popular destination for conversation and questions.  
Looking Ahead:  
You're Invited to CFSA's Trade Show Booth at the WFA Convention & Trade Show, January 19 - 22 in Reno  

When attending the 2020 Western Fairs Association (WFA) Convention & Trade Show, make sure you stop by CFSA's trade show booth #527 to say hello.

CFSA representatives will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about how the programs and services CFSA offers can help make running your fairgrounds a little easier. If you'd like to meet with CFSA staff in a more private setting than the trade show hall, let us know and we will set something up for you. 

CCA will be at the trade show, too 

Have a construction project in mind or one currently underway that you would like to discuss with the experts at the California Construction Authority (CCA)? Representatives will be available in trade show booth #531, as well as throughout the Convention.

Thank you for reading the  fyi newsletter. If there is something we can do to make  fyi more valuable to you, please  let us know: mthurber@cfsa.org.