We Tell You Something About our Tournament Director, Mr. Glenn Monroe.

We Tell You Something About Our Tournament Director, Mr. Glenn Monroe.

Glenn Monroe is originally from the small town of Caledonia, located in western Michigan, south of Grand Rapids.  He moved to Detroit in 1966 to study at Wayne State University.  He joined the Detroit Police Department in 1970 and retired from there in 1996.  After two years with the University of Detroit-Mercy, where he served as the Deputy Director of Public Safety, he moved to Florida with his wife, Donna.  Soon thereafter, he began playing shuffleboard at the Lakeland Shuffleboard Club.  He spent four years as the club’s president, during which time he was also trained as a tournament director.  He subsequently served eight years on the board of the Florida Shuffleboard Association’s Central District (two years as president).  In 2008, he was appointed to the post of F.S.A. State Tournament Director, a post that he continues to proudly hold.  When meetings of the FSA need rulings and interpretations, he is the GO TO guy and he does it in a calm and thoughtful manner. He quite simply is shuffleboard’s King Solomon.  

Glenn also serves as Director of Shuffleboard for the Florida Sports Foundation and National Tournament Director for the U.S. National Shuffleboard Association.  He has directed seven International tournaments:  United States (2009, 2013, 2015, 2016), Germany (2010); Canada (2011) and Brazil (2017.)    

Glenn was elected to the Central District Hall of Fame in 2010, the International Shuffleboard Association Hall of Fame in 2013, and the Florida Shuffleboard Assn. Hall of Fame in 2015.    On the occasion of being awarded the 100th Anniversary Committee Most Valuable Person Pin, it was pointed out that Glenn had served inter alia, 4 terms as president of the Lakeland Club; 2 terms as Central District President; webmaster for the Central District AND Florida State; demanding positions which he still holds.  Unbeknown to many, Glenn serves as the Event Manager for Polk County Senior Games, a significant personal commitment that Glenn has taken on since 2006.   Glenn devoted considerable time in developing a Player Package to explain to new players, what they could expect when they entered a tournament.  The package was well received in some Districts of the FSA.  In his role as State TD, Glenn is always willing to provide written explanations to questions of concern.   He has been known to show up at key events even though he is not directing, a practice found to be favorable to participants, especially Amateurs. 

Glenn has a penchant for motorcycles and sporty cars; it is hard to predict the vehicle in which he will arrive at any given tournament??  Space does not permit me to include pix!!    Glenn has a pleasant and attractive wife Donna, and although we seldom see her, we do know she has her own career. 

Glenn has experienced health problems in the past but his courage and determination have prevented these from interfering with his great desire to serve his fellow shufflers.

Thank You Glenn Monroe for providing professional Service to the Shuffleboard World. 

Stan McCormack. 

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8 Responses to We Tell You Something About our Tournament Director, Mr. Glenn Monroe.

  1. debsturat says:

    Wow!! Impressive big time!!

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  2. Linda Rebholz says:

    The entire shuffleboard community is blessed beyond words to have Glenn in his roles, especially the FSA.
    Linda Rebholz

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  3. Glen Peltier says:

    When i became president of the fsa, Glenn Monroe did not get a vote making the decisions of the board. I never understood that and when i made a motion to give Glenn a vote we got a very quick yes from every one. The board is so much better with Glenn Monroe in his position. Glen Peltier.

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  4. Nancy Sclafani says:

    It should be noted that in addition to all his other roles, Glenn also serves as the State Keeper of Records. He is my “go to” when I have questions that I have needed answered in this area. Thanks to Glenn for the time and effort that he donates to the shuffleboard community. I, for one, truly appreciate it.

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  5. John d Houghtaling says:

    Glenn’s dedication to the game of Shuffle Board is beyond reproach; I applaud his efforts!!!!!…

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  6. John d Houghtaling says:

    Glenn’s dedication to the game of Shuffle Board is beyond reproach; I applaud his efforts!!!!!!…

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  7. Earl A Ball says:

    Wow!
    Guess I’m late to the party, all the good words have been used up! I agree with all of them by the way and have tried hard to support Glenn all the way alone. He deservers it!
    Earl

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  8. Joan McCurdy says:

    I appreciate all you have done, and still do for shuffleboard.

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