Saturday Briefs Public meeting slated on new high school

Downtown Port ClintonRegistration open for TNT Mentoring Downtown Port Clinton, on left.  ‘Shufflemania’.
PORT CLINTON – The TNT (Til’ Next Time) Mentoring Program is taking registrations for its popular annual “Shufflemania” tournament fundraiser at Erie Social Shuffleboard Club.
More than 60 teams of two will compete for the “Golden Biscuit” and great prizes. The cost for teams of two is $50, which includes dinner, shuffleboard and fun. A cash bar will be available, as well as a silent auction and 50/50 drawing.  (You may wish to go here:  https://theshuffler.net/2015/07/10/erie-social-shuffleboard-club-and-bar-ohio-official-grand-opening/)
To register online or for more information, visit the TNT Mentoring Facebook page, email Connie.casa@co.ottawa.oh.us, or call 419-301-0868.
The Til’ Next Time Mentoring Program is providing more than 200 one-on-one volunteer mentors to kids in all of the public school districts in Ottawa County.
Valley View to host talk on preventing elder abuse
FREMONT – Valley View Health Campus, a Trilogy Senior Living Community, is inviting community members to join them for an informative “Lunch & Learn” event on Friday, May 4, from noon to 1 p.m. at their campus.
In addition to being served a complimentary, made-from-scratch lunch, attendees will be treated to a presentation from attorney Phillip T. Wylkan.
A frequent speaker to professionals, civic groups, and the public on Medicaid, estate planning, veterans benefits and other elder law issues, Wylkan is also a member of the prestigious American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
Wylkan will be presenting valuable information, including how to ensure loved one’s life savings are preserved and that their wishes will be fulfilled.
Those interested in attending the Lunch & Learn are asked to RSVP by May 1 to 419-332-0357.

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2018 NATIONAL WESTERN SHUFFLEBOARD TEAM TOURNAMENT

ASA President Dale Monday Speaks:  The 37TH WSA TEAM Tournament will be held at three resorts in Mesa AZ during the first week of November (Nov. 5th -10th, 2018). Twenty or more teams will be competing to see who will be this year’s Champion. Each team has 16 shufflers with up to four additional substitute shufflers.

The major sponsor of this “NATIONAL” tournament is CAL-AM Resorts and the games will be played in three of their resorts which are: Towerpoint, Val Vista Villages and Good Life. Additional sponsors are Polyglide and M & S Shuffleboard. The Tournament Director, Doug Kersey, has extended an invitation to all shufflers to participate. Many of the teams are in need of additional players to fill their rosters If you desire to play in the tournament and are not on a team please email either Doug Kersey at c.dougkersey@gmail.com or Dale Monday at d_monday32@hotmail.com (there is a _ between the d & m) or call Dale at (480) 985-6746.

After the tournament there will be an awards banquet for all the shufflers.

Arizona extends an invitation to shufflers throughout other states, and provinces, particularly Florida and Texas, and Ontario, to form a team and enter it in this great event. For more information contact Dale Monday at email or telephone number listed above.

Dale Monday.  2018 04 21

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56 Years of Happiness Together! The Tates, Max and Ruth. 2018 04 21

Family on their 54th! Click on Pic once; pause, click again.

Their Wedding Day! Don’t click on pic.

Max and Ruth will be married 56 years on 2018 04 21. We join with them in celebrating their time together.  They have supported Shuffleboard; they have raised a family!! 

Stan McCormack for all of their Shuffleboard Friends.  2018 04 21.

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From my Archives: GLENN MONROE in 2007; A STORY OF DEDICATION and DETERMINATION!!

GLENN MONROE ~~ A STORY OF DEDICATION & DETERMINATION!! (LAKELAND CLUB PRESIDENT)

Stan Writing on 2007 04 01:  Good pic of Glenn on his bike while officiating at the Central District Masters!! Good for the image of shuffleboard!!

However; don’t let the relaxed look, the comfortable lifestyle appearance fool you!!! Glenn is the Vice President in charge of the Reiny Pro-Masters Event ~~ and as the CD President said when introducing Glenn at Zephyrhills, the location of the 2006-2007 Event, “unless and until you have experienced this task, you have no idea of the headaches involved.” It seems that some of us (the competitors) just cannot make up our mind; some of us have other things that may or may not preclude our participation; and finally, quite often the results are not known until just about the last minute!! And remember there are 48 individuals to work with.

We must point out that Glenn had the very capable support of Lorraine Pollock for the “hands on” duties and responsibilities on the final day of the Tournament. This is quite in evidence if you have viewed the many pix of Glenn presenting trophies and prize money to the winners .  Click P 43 THE CENTRAL DISTRICT MASTERS BEGINS  Lorraine is in the background of almost every pix ~~ unless of course I “cropped her out”, as I did in some.

And that is all that Glenn does all year ~~ you ask!! Well, that and perform the duties of Club President at Lakeland!! If you play at Lakeland, you will know that Glenn has duties ~~ cleaning, sweeping, waxing discs, beading courts, picking up discs, carrying out discs, and as well what we may call the normal duties of the President!!! This is not to demean the significant contribution of those who pitch in and help ~~ there is lots of work to go around.

This is especially true as Lakeland is the host Club for the FL State Masters Tournament which begins this Monday and runs until Thursday. (Lakeland also hosted the Fun Day and General Meeting of Central District.) Three guesses who will be there first thing in the morning and last thing at night for the duration of this demanding event???
All Shufflers can be glad that we have “other Glenns” in other Clubs who make similar sacrifices so that the rest of us continue to enjoy the GAME OF SHUFFLEBOARD!!
THANKS GLENN on behalf of all Florida Shufflers.

Stan and Alf of THE SHUFFLER 2007 04 01.

 

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Nancy Gruber Leaves Us; May She Rest In Peace.

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Kenny Offenther Speaks: SADLY I MUST REPORT THE PASSING OF NANCY GRUBER IN OHIO. NANCY WITH HER LATE HUSBAND FRANK, MOVED TO FORT MYERS MANY YEARS AGO WHERE THEY FIRST WERE INVOLVED IN SHUFFLEBOARD.

AFTER HIS PASSING SHE MOVED TO BOYNTON BEACH IN THE SECD.  SHE MADE THE SECD HALL OF FAME AND SERVED MANY YEARS ON OUR BOARD. SHE WAS A LOVELY PERSON WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR WHO HAD MANY FRIENDS.   IN 2009 SHE FINISHED 2ND IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES AT BETMAR.  ALL OF US WILL HER MISS HER.

kenonip@aol.com Ken Offenther. 2018 04 19

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Did You Know by Stan McCormack.

Stan and Family at the Calgary Stampede 56 Years Ago!!

Henry and , Geraldine; Vivian and Earl at the Stamped in 2015.

Did you know that those attending the 37th ISA in High River Alberta,  can still purchase Tickets for The Calgary Stampede, The Greatest Show on Earth??   https://www.calgarystampede.com/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018%20Grandstand%20Show&utm_content=2018%20Grandstand%20Show+CID_d9657b93d5d69649fd22aef384c5060b&utm_source=EMAIL&utm_term=Community%20Spirit 

DID YOU KNOW that NOTWITHSTANDING the absolute joy of the Stampede, Greater True Happiness will be experienced if you CHOOSE to attend the 37th ISA in High River, Alberta. Dates shown on the Logo. More info. here: wardview524@gmail.com  Ken Wardley, Your Host Club. 

Posted by Stan McCormack.  2018 04 19

 

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Renfrew County Summer Games 2018 – DEADLINE TO REGISTER FAST APPROACHING

Members of the Champlain Seniors Centre, Renfrew, ON

Renfrew County Summer Games 2018 – DEADLINE TO REGISTER FAST APPROACHING*

OSGA 55+ District 5 – Renfrew County Click on link below.

Renfrew Games; Shuffleboard on May 31st.  To see additional details, including the Waiver Form and Registration Form, click here: http://www.osga55plus.ca/_uploads/5acbc27916eaf.pdf 

* DEADLINE TO REGISTER *
NEXT WEDNESDAY APRIL 25TH

Posted by Stan McCormack.  2018 04 19.

 

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