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  1. National Association of Roller Coaster Enthusiasts (NARCE) Membership Information

  2. Brief Overview of Our History • In 1996, five Ohio University students spent summer vacation working at Cedar Point amusement park • After park closed each night, employees could ride rides as many times as they wanted—for free!

  3. Brief Overview (Continued) • Students loved riding coasters; decided to start a club • Encouraged classmates to join them the next summer at Cedar Point • NARCE founded in fall of 1996

  4. NARCE Mission Statement The mission of NARCE is to promote the appreciation, knowledge, and enjoyment of roller coasters; to promote and maintain good working relationships with the outdoor amusement business; and to promote the preservation and continued operation of roller coasters nationwide.

  5. Company Information National Association of Roller Coaster Enthusiasts 5409 Rapid Run Road Kalamazoo, MI 49009-7433 Telephone: (616) 555-7433 Fax: (616) 555-7474

  6. NARCE Organization Chart

  7. Member Benefits • Laminated membership cards – avoid water damage in water rides • Vote in all elections • Free subscription to NARCE News • Reduced rates at NARCE events • Other miscellaneous discounts

  8. Membership Growth • Only 50 members at the end of 1996 • Grown to 1000 members in 2003

  9. Member Benefits • Laminated membership cards – avoid water damage in water rides • Vote in all elections • Free subscription to NARCE News • Reduced rates at NARCE events • Other miscellaneous discounts

  10. Roller Coaster Census - 2003

  11. Annual NARCE Events • 3/11-3/15: Preview new coaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio • 5/13-5/17: Annual meeting at Cedar Point • 7/15–7/19: Ride new coaster at Morey’s Piers, in Wildwood, New Jersey • 9/23–9/27: Ride new coaster at Indiana Beach in Monticello, Indiana • 11/18–11/22, 2003: Visit Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California

  12. Main Goals of NARCE • To promote the appreciation and enjoyment of roller coasters • To identify standing-but-not-operating (SBNO) coasters • To work with parks to preserve and renovate aging coasters