NDA Conducts 2022 Annual Membership Meeting
New leadership was elected, achievement awards were presented, a change in the association’s management and an increase in NDA sanctioning fees were among the highlights at the recent NDA Annual Membership Meeting.
Held immediately after the end of the Dart Smart program on Saturday, July 23 at the Rosemont Chicago O’Hare Hilton Hotel, the meeting included a video tribute in memory of NDA Secretary/Treasurer Jim Piontek of Encompass Vending, Green Bay, WI, who died on June 13, 2022, following a long battle with cancer. He was 50 years old.
Starting next January, Randy Oliver of TNT Enterprises, Yankton, SD, will succeed Stefan Reichert as President. The other officers for 2023-24 will include Preston Obrigewitsch, Badlands Music, Dickinson, ND, who will fill the vacancy in the Vice President position, and Ace Leiding of River City Amusements, Sioux City, IA, who will become the new Secretary/Treasurer.
New directors elected at the meeting included Nate LaFleur of IF Lafleur & Sons, Devils Lake, ND and Chelsey Adams of Bullseye Amusement, Madison, WI. Both will serve three-year terms on the NDA board, commencing next January.
NDA also welcomed AMOA President Tim Zahn of American Amusement Arcades, Bloomington, MN, who congratulated attendees on their participation and achievements, and also provided an update on the programs, services and events of AMOA, NDA’s sister association in the coin-op industry. As well, Jim Tartal of Scottsdale Music, Scottsdale, PA, the recently-appointed AMOA Liaison Director on the NDA board, was welcomed to his first NDA gathering.
Also at the meeting, it was announced that, starting September 1, 2022, NDA’s operations will be managed by Rachel Kamuda, who currently serves as NDA’s Associate Executive Director, succeeding William T. Glasgow, Inc., which directed NDA for the past six years.
Also being implemented in the next NDA fiscal year which begins September 1, 2022, the fee for NDA sanctioned players will increase by $2, to $10 from $8. The recommendation to increase the sanction fees, which have not been raised in more than 12 years, was approved by the majority of members—both by those in attendance at the meeting and by those casting votes via proxy.
The meeting closed with a series of award presentations—including member sanctioning achievements and milestone anniversaries. Arachnid 360 was honored for its 33 years of membership and active support of the NDA.
And two lucky attendees left Dart Smart and the NDA Membership Meeting as winners of new dartboards. Both Arachnid and Phoenix Darts generously donated dart machines as part of a special giveaway to encourage participation. And with 90 attendees at the meeting this year, it worked!
The pair of winners were: Danielle Hagen of Lake States Vending, Jackson, WI who won a new Arachnid board; and LeRoy Wozniac of TNC Amusements, East Troy, WI, whose name was picked as the random drawing winner of the Phoenix dart board.
Congratulations CALEB GARCIA of Hancock Amusement, Waveland, Mississippi. CALEB is our 2022 Champion Dart Smart CHAMPION. The following NDA Members Marking Milestone Sanctioning Player Numbers & Anniversaries;