STEVE SLAUGHTERBECK, DISTRICT PRESIDENT, and wife CINDY
Serving as 1st Vice President of the Southwest Coast District of the Florida Shuffleboard Association was to prepare Steve Slaughterbeck to assume the Presidency about one and one-half seasons from now, but the resignation of President Jerry Stannard for health reasons has handed the Presidency to Steve Slaughterbeck now. Slaughterbeck, of Bluffton, OH, a 63 year old Auctioneer and Real Estate Dealer, has already served four years as President of the Bluffton Shuffle Club, and has served as co-president of Trailer Estates as well. And, his wife Cindy is President at Trailer Estates now. So this move is hardly overwhelming, due to these circumstances. In fact shuffleboard has kept him so busy these past 5 years that he hardly has time to use his Florida licenses as auctioneer or in real estate.
President Steve Slaughterbeck hopes to promote shuffleboard, encouraging more people to learn and play often. He also expressed appreciation for Past President Ron Nurnberger’s encouragement in making a smooth transition. This reporter also offers help and support as a past president of Trailer Estates, SWCD and present State Delegate which will enable us to travel together to State Meetings, etc. Welcome aboard, President Steve.
Wednesday, Dec. 26 at Bradenton, FL P-13, M/L Open Doubles, 75 points. Men Main: 1. Larry Mardis-Larry Taylor, 4. Jerry Everett-Dave Minnich. Consolation: 1. Bill Batdorff-Faren VanDeGrift, 4. Gerry Johnson-John Simmons. Ladies Main: 1. Terri Smith and partner, 2. Flo Kowalewski-Pam Nurnberger, 4. Pat Tomko-Cindy Slaughterbeck. Consolation: 2. Letha DeVries-Kathy Boutwell, 3. Marlene Coburn-Marilyn Everett.
Thursday, Dec. 27, FL A-10 at Bradenton, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75 points. Main: 3. Mary Fowler-Frank Marderosian. Consolation: 1. Rita Marderosian-Larry Fowler, 3. Janice O’Sullivan-Elaine Antaya, 4. Ken Maxwell-Joseph Sciortino
Today, Jan. 2, FL P-14A at Sebring, P-14B at Clearwater, M/L Open Doubles, 75 points. Also Today, Jan. 2 FL A-11 at Clearwater, State Sponsored , Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75 points.
Next Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, FL P-15A at St. Cloud, P-15B at Lee County, M/L Open Doubles, 75 points. Also next Monday, Jan. 7, FL A-12 at Lakeland, National Amateur Singles, Non-walking, M/L/ 12 frames.
. Next Thursday, January 10, SWCD D-12 at Golf Lakes, Open M/L Doubles, 16/75 points. (Published early as partner needed, courtesy to snowbirds possibly arriving without schedule or partner).
. Error Correction: Rained out SWCD D-10 postponed to March 14. Mis-stated in Dec. 26 column. Possible Discussion Jan. 12 at Open Board Meeting.
. Saturday, Jan. 12, 1:00 p.m. at Bradenton, SWCD Open Board Meeting.
. Since D-10, A-7, D-11, A-8 all rained out, discussion will doubtless occur Sat. Jan.12. This column will report. All welcome Jan. 12. Presidents urged to attend.
Happy New Year and Happy Shuffling.