A Tribute to George and Landy Adkins by FSA 1st Vice President Dave Kudro.
The Florida State Shuffleboard Association chose to feature, on the cover of the 2016-2017 Preview, the first Madame President and first Gentleman George Adkins.
Landy became FSA President beginning with the 2015-2016 season with her faithful husband George, who like Landy, has been a major contributor to shuffleboard. Unfortunately prior to the publication George had passed away September 16, 2016.
George and Landy celebrated their 35th year anniversary on July 7th, 2014. George will be postomously inducted into the FSA Hall of Fame January 26, 2017 at Hawthorne in Leesburg Fl.
George’s first shuffleboard tournament was in 2000 at London Ontario playing against our own, “theshuffler.net” Blogger Stan McCormack. I guess true to his form, Stan was a positive influence on George as he continued shuffling achieving Pro and Expert in Florida and Ohio in 2002. George served on the FSA Southwest district board and also as the President when all existing officers decided to step down. George was given the honor of being inducted into the Sothern District Hall of Fame. George served on several FSA standing committees excelling on the Rules & Regulations committee for 12 years. George played in 4 International Shuffleboard Association tournaments and played on the US East Coast team. George also served as the National Shuffleboard Association (NSA) treasurer for over 6 years. National Hall of Fame service award. Served 6 years on Rules and Regulations, Constitution and By-laws Ohio state Hall of Fame service award.
Besides being the First woman to become FSA President, Landy’s accomplishments go hand in hand with George’s. FSA Southern District state delegate 3 years, Southern District Hall of Fame service award. Ohio state served 2 years 2nd Vice President, 3 years 1st Vice President and President for 3 years. NSA secretary for 4 years. 3rd Vice President 2 years and not only as a National Hall of Fame service award but also as a player. Several years playing in the ISA Singles and East Coast USA team. Landy served as 3rd Vice President, 2nd Vice President , 1st Vice President to now President of the FSA. During the 100 years shuffleboard celebration, Landy was presented the MVP (Most Valuable Person) award. Landy also has played in several State Masters tournaments and is recognized for her playing and is in the FSA Hall of Fame .
As you can see from the aforementioned, George and Landy have given a great deal of their life, dedication, and service to the sport we all so love “Shuffleboard”.
1st Vice President
Florida Shuffleboard Association (FSA)