HI STAN: (Jerry Deren Speaks: This May, JERRY STANNARD** ASKED ME IF I WOULD TAKE THE SWD HOF JACKETS TO MI & GIVE THEM to WALT & ANN WEDEL.
WELL STAN YOU JUST CAN’T HAND OUT THOSE JACKETS W/O A CEREMONY.
SO THAT’S WHY I CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF A SHORT CEREMONY TO PRESENT THE JACKETS at THE 25TH WEDEL TOURNEY. I GOT AHOLD OF ONE OF THE WEDEL SONS …TIM, and ARRANGED A SURPRIZE PRESENTATION ALONG WITH A CAKE AND FLOWERS!
BEFORE THE TOURNEY STARTED MONDAY a.m., Walt’s son TIM, ALONG WITH HIS TWO SISTERS, and 8 GRANDCHILREN ATTENDED, thus the Great Grandchildren of Walt and Ann. To see good pic of family present, click: https://theshuffler.net/2016/06/07/a-great-day-for-ann-and-walt-wedel-a-great-day-for-shuffleboard-in-mi/ TIM HELPED ANN & MYSELF PRESENT THE JACKETS. IN PIC AT TOP, SON TIM IS PUTTING ON MOM’s , AND I AM HELPING WALT WITH HIS JACKET. .
JIM MILLER & SHIRLEY MCCULLOUGH WERE ALSO INDUCTED INTO THE SWD HOF IN BRADENTON & ARE SHUFFLE MEMBERS OF THE BATTLE CREEK SHUFFLE CLUB. THE JACKETS ARE FROM THE SWD AND AS IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT, THE HOF PAYS FOR THE JACKETS. ** Jerry Stannard was the Prime Mover of the beginning of the SWD Hall of Fame. Prior to moving to the SWD, Jerry was an active member of the Central District, and was a strong supporter of the CD HOF. Pic on right of Jerry presenting the HOF Plaque > in FL.
WALT, ANN, SHIRLEY & JIM WERE COMPLETELY SURPRIZED . IT WAS HARD TO KEEP THE PRESENTATION A SECRET. I LET ONLY TWO OTHERS PEOPLE KNOW OF THIS. JERRY
Stan Speaks: Jerry is to be complimented for organizing this Special Day for the Wedels. The Wedels are to be congratulated for THEIR EXTENSIVE SUPPORT OF SHUFFLEBOARD!!!
Next MI tournament will be held in Mt. Pleasant Monday, June 13.
Stan McCormack. 2016 06 08.