I was proud to see that Gertrude had chosen to have this pic and article on display at the Memorial to Mel. I understand that Glenn Monroe offered moving remarks in memory of Mel during the Opening of the 2017 Mel Elgersma Memorial. Thank You Gert for continuing to honor Mel in this way. Stan McCormack. 2017 03 22.
Stan speaking in 2011: During his remarks at the CD HOF Classic event in Winter Haven, FL, Fred highlighted Mel’s Shuffleboard career. He reminded the audience of Mel’s Very Quiet BUT Very Determined style. Whether ahead or behind in the game, Mel remained steadfast and resolved, two characteristics which benefited Mel and his partners.
In his remarks, Mel paid tribute to his many partners but there was no doubt that his greatest PARTNER, his greatest SUPPORTER was the RADIANT WOMAN IN THE PHOTO ABOVE!! At the conclusion of Mel’s reply, the audience came to their feet in respect, and gave Mel a truly resounding and sustained round of applause.
Stan McCormack. 2011 03 13. Here are the complete 2017 RESULTS: http://www.fsa-shuffleboard.org/Tournaments/P25_Results.txt