The MCMOA group gathers for a photo during their annual meeting on Aug. 14, 2019.

The Michigan Coin Machine Operators Association (MCMOA) met Aug. 14 at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth, Mich., to get a legislative rundown and engage in industry-related discussions at their annual meeting and educational seminar program.

As reported by RePlay, “During the event, members heard from keynote speaker Frank “the Crank” Seninsky, AMOA President Emily Dunn and MCMOA lobbyist Lou Dodak (Dodak & Associates).

From left, AMOA Past President John Pascaretti, AMOA member Randy Flowe, AMOA President Emily Dunn, AMOA Past President Frank Seninsky, AMOA VP Luke Adams and AMOA Director Joe Bundra

“Frank gave a robust and entertaining talk on the history of the industry through his eyes,” said Tim Acord, amusement and gaming manager for the hosting Bavarian Inn Lodge. “His speech was riveting from beginning to end.”

Additionally, some members enjoyed a golf outing the day prior at Timbers Golf Club. Visit www.mcmoa.com for details on the association.

Tim Acord, amusement & gaming manager at the hosting Bavarian Inn Lodge with Emily Dunn, AMOA president

What this could mean?  It was an honor for me to be invited back to MCMOA since I last attended as AMOA President almost 20 years ago. MCMOA is a top state association and their current 43 members are all very engaged in monitoring Michigan legislation. I learned that each in-state member is assigned both a House and Senate Legislative District that is determined by the address of their own business. This process has worked well over the years.  I also got to meet MCMOA Lou Dodak and learned that he served as Michigan’s Senate President. I was also very impressed with AMOA & MCMOA Director Luke Adams (Pioneer Vending) and his knowledge and enthusiasm on legislative events and details.

I want to thank John Pascaretti of Wolverine American and Scott Bright of Al American Amusement &  Vending (MCMOA President) for inviting me to give the keynote as well as Mandy Tomich, Executive Director, for handling all of the details.

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