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April 11, 2024 Meeting Minutes


                                                                   April 11, 2024 (unapproved)


Park Services West– Glenview Park District

PROGRAM:    The April meeting was a joint event with the Park & Natural Resource Management Section of IPRA.  Tim Beckman and Sarah Bagley of the Glenview Park District made a presentation on how to elevate your team to the next level including examples via PowerPoint and a question and answer session.  Following the lunch and meeting some equipment was demonstrated in the shop.

BUSINESS MEETING:      President Dan Payne called the meeting to order at 12:26 P.M.  Approximately 55 members and guests were present.  Guests were introduced.  Dan thanked Tim and Sarah for their presentation and thanked the Glenview Park District for hosting.

REPORTS:       Minutes – Approved for the March 2024 Meeting.

                       Treasurer’s Report for March was approved.


Membership chair Noah Mach introduced Ken Anderson of Engineering Resource Associates, Christian Camarena of NSSRA and Gio Santana of the City of Aurora as new members.  All were accepted into membership.  Welcome!

PROGRAM:  Program Chair Glenn Nance reported reported the May meeting will be held at Camera Park in Glendale Heights where the newly redeveloped park will be toured.  Glenn reported the June meeting will be held at the Kankakee Nursery with a review of their nursery operations.

GOLF: President Payne reported that Terry Wolf is in search of a golf course to host the annual golf outing in September.  Contact Terry if you know of a course that could host our group.

NEW/OLD BUSINESS:    President Payne thanked Lavin Companies for sponsoring the April mailing.

President Payne announced that Executive Secretary John Ohrlund will be re-retiring at the end of 2024 and asked anyone interested in the position to send a resume to him.

FUNDRAISER & ADJOURNMENT:     The fund raiser was held.

President Payne adjourned the meeting at 12:34 PM.

Monthly MIPE Meeting


July 25, 2024 MIPE/ILSTMA Summer Field Day

Olympic Park, Schaumburg Park District

Schaumburg, IL


Date: Thursday – July 25, 2024


8:00 AM Arrival and light breakfast

9:00 AM Opening remarks from ILSTMA, MIPE, Schaumburg Park District

9:15 AM Visit vendor booths, attend demos and presentations

12:00 PM Lunch is served

1:00-2:00 PM Visit vendor booths, check out equipment


Olympic Park

1675 E. Old Schaumburg Road

Schaumburg, IL 60173


This is a joint event with the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association.  We’ll be joining forces with ILSTMA to provide attendees with the opportunity to visit vendor booths, learn about new equipment, products and services and get hands-on experience testing out new equipment from participating vendors. A light breakfast is served at 8:00 with lunch at noon.  No MIPE business meeting is planned.

Cost:               $30.00 (including gold card)

Reservations required ONLY thru ILSTMA at    Register early as space may be limited

John Ohrlund, Executive Secretary

MIPE Announcements

The July Summer Field Day is a joint event with the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association and will be held on Thursday, July 25th at Olympic Park in Schaumburg, IL . See full details in the meeting notice. Reservations are ONLY being taken through

John Ohrlund

Executive Secretary