In reviewing the archives it is apparent to me that the 25th Anniversary was a Game Changer in a pleasant and significant manner. Joe Messier was leaving the office of President and Gus Bondi was picking up the mantle.
A letter from Sam Allen was read to the audience officially announcing that Jim was now the CEO > MR. SHUFFLE, SAM ALLEN’s message to Banquet
Jim Allen announced that beginning with this 25th event, a Medallion would be presented to each member of the Winning Men’s and Women’s Team. See: FUTURE 1ST PLACE MEDALLION TEAM MEMBERS RECEIVE MEDALLION
And if that were not enough, Allens announced that beginning with the 25th, a very special and attractive Pin had been created > “The Sports/Merit Award will normally be presented to a deserving person, one per nation, by Beth Allen. Pic on the right is of Beth making the very first presentation of the Award.
And now you know what I meant in my opening paragraph. The best part of Shuffleboard is the people, and we are going to get together with most of these people, and many more, in St Petersburg FL on the occasion of the 32nd ISA World Championship beginning October 21st. Should be a great week > click to see details: https://theshuffler.net/2013/02/05/player-package-for-the-32nd-isa-latest-revision-2013-01-31/ All Shufflers may attend the Banquets > See Link.
Stan McCormack. 2013 04 13.