Midwest Showmen's Association


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    In 1957 The Midwest Showmen's Association was founded by a small group of men involved in the  indoor/outdoor amusement profession in the area.  They saw a need for a social and fraternal organization which would give them an opportunity to meet in a common place during the off-season,  provide a social outlet and an exchange of ideas that would be beneficial to all.  The membership today is comprised of men and women carnival owners, game and ride owners, food concessionaire's, entertainers and associates involved in the indoor/outdoor amusement profession.  The Ladies Auxiliary of the Midwest Showmen's was also established in 1957, for the benefit and welfare of it's members and parent organization.  Civic endeavors have been the main focus of the Auxiliary from the beginning.

    The Midwest showmen's Association motto "Our wealth lies in our charities" reflects the direction the club has taken over the years.

    In 1992 the Midwest Showmen's Association Scholarship fund was established at the annual meeting.  In 1993 the name was changed to The Midwest Showmen's Clem Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund   the fund continues to grow from donations and fund-raisers, enabling it to expand from two scholarships the first year to thirteen scholarships in 2014.

The Clem Smith Memorial Scholarships are open for application from the general public.

    In 1996 the Bruce Sellner Memorial Charities Fund was founded at the annual

meeting.  The fund has contributed to multiple formal charities and individuals in need.

Pledges, fund-raisers and an Annual Golf Tournament, held by Sellner Mfg of Faribault, MN, help this fund to continue to grow.

    In 1998 both the Clem Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund  and the Bruce Sellner Memorial Charities Fund were transferred to the newly formed Midwest Showmen's Foundation.  This Non-Profit Foundation tax exempt status has helped expand fund raising for both Funds.

    The Midwest Showmen's Association also maintains the Showmen's Rest located at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.


Membership Form


Click on the pdf tab below to print a Midwest Showmen's Association membership form, fill out the firs page and the top portion of the second page,  the proposer & the sponsors must be a member of the Midwest Showmen's Association. 

Mail the completed form to the address on the form along with $35.00/


Membership Form.pdf          

Gale Frost Hall of Fame Award nomination form  ( E-Mail:  Ron@midwest-showmens-association for form )

Scholarship applications  ( E-Mail:  Ron@midwest-showmens-association for form )

MSA Golf Tournament Form  ( E-Mail:  Ron@midwest-showmens-association for form )


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Midwest Showmen's Association

Club Meeting Schedule

2014 - 2015


All meeting start at 7:30 pm.


April 3, 2014

April 20,  2014

April 26, 2014  ( See News Update page for Information )

Oct 16, 2014

November  6, 2014

November 20, 2014

December 4, 2014

December 18, 2014

January 1, 2015  ( Pending )

January 16, 2015  ( Annual Meeting )





All meeting for the Midwest Showmen's Association are held at:


New Brighton Aerie #3718 Eagles

563 Old Highway 8

New Brighton, MN  55112


Phone: 651-636-9525


















For further information on the Midwest Showmen's Association

Contact the Secretary @ 763-566-7814

E:Mail;  Ron@Midwest-Showmens-Association.com


Midwest Showmen's Association

P.O. Box 29024

Brooklyn Center, MN  55429






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