It is with mixed feelings that we announce the retirement of Emile Bourgoyne from the NAFTM board of directors.  Emile has been a fixture with NAFTM for over 30 years.  He served at President of the organization for several years and has actively participated in conferences, seminars and other meetings as NAFTM's representative.  During his long tenure in charitable gaming, Emile served in the Louisiana State Police, setting up the first charitable gaming regulatory agency in that state.  He was President of the North American Gaming Regulators Association, attending all but 3 NAGRA conferences.  He also served on the Bingo Advisory Committee in Texas as well as other public advisory committees.  Over the years, Emile made countless contributions to charitable gaming and made many friends along the way.

He will be missed, but we wish him the very best in his retirement!