Look Back to 2009 > That is when this article was written!!!


Glenn Monroe, as demonstrated by his performance since taking up the sport of shuffleboard, has a sincere desire to produce positive results with respect to the game he loves.   If one is to judge what is important, what is beneficial to the sport, that is the area where Glenn has placed public emphasis, one could be excused for thinking that Glenn’s priority is increasing our knowledge and understanding of the English Language!!  It is only when you look beneath the surface, that you realize that Glenn is hoping that we, as responsible shufflers do far more than improve our vocabulary!! 

My rationale: Remember last year (2008-9) when Glenn got all FL Central District Shufflers thinking of how each of us could become more civil while shuffling??  He gave us his chosen word, knowing that most of us would have to look it up to determine the meaning!!  In so doing each of us reflected on just how civil we actually were.  The chosen word in 2008-9 was churlish!!  At that time The Shuffler put it this way: “Not to be churlish requires constant vigilance; it requires that you erase those bad manners; that you cease to be sullen and miserly, and that you become the civil person shuffleboard demands!!!”  The Shuffler went on to say: “Kudos to Glenn”

The 2009 -10 season is upon us and Glenn has a new word for us >> a new objective for each of us to work toward!!    I believe that if one is to pursue this objective, the Sport of Shuffleboard will be the BETTER FOR IT!!  OK, you ask; what is the word of the year this time??  Are you ready? It is a bit of a tongue twister: Beneficent is the word chosen by Glenn, the word he will present at most of the Central District Tournaments!  If at first you do not grasp the full meaning, continue your Journey of discovery.  The journey will result in a Win-Win for Shuffleboard; you will win and shuffleboard will win!!

The dictionary tells us that to be Beneficent is to produce benefits or advantages; doing good or charitable acts!! 

One example, by Glenn, to demonstrate that he is not just preaching, but rather living the meaning: To-day, 2009-11-10, while paying a visit to the Lakeland Club where a FL State Am tournament was in the final stages, I checked the chart and noted that Glenn was the sole sponsor of the event!!  The Shuffler repeats our observation of last year: “Kudos to Glenn”!!!!

Stan and Alf of The Shuffler.  2009-11-10

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