In my view, this woman has done more in support of Shuffleboard than any other individual!!
And the MVPerson Award Goes to Colleen Austin!!
To-day at the Tournament of Champions in Clearwater, FL the MVPerson Award went to Colleen Austin. Colleen is hugely active in the support of Shuffleboard Activities, more so than any other living person!! I kid you not!!
Colleen was among the first to volunteer to support the Celebration of 100 Years in Florida!! She designed our Anniversary Banner; she designed our Calendar; she designed the MVPin itself!! And while she was doing all of this, she was as creative and supportive of her own District as well as special FSA events such as the Banquet and the Tournament of Champions and the Masters! Not only is she an Anniversary Committee Member, she also is one of the Distributors, constantly offering the many promotional items to shufflers and others, in her District. Most of us get tired just thinking about all of the things she does so absolutely well. Truly shufflers, she is remarkable.
OH! Almost forgot to tell you; Colleen earned a Silver Medal in the 2011-2012 Tournament of Champions AND placed 1st in the prestigious FSA Masters in March of 2012, and to-day, March 25th 2013 she enters the TOC in a very tight race to compete in the 2013 MASTERS.
It is with a great deal of satisfaction that I present the MVPerson Award to Colleen Austin.
Stan McCormack, Chair, 100th Anniversary Committee. 2013 03 25.
Colleen Austin is KOR for the Southern District; Colleen Austin is the Webmistress of the US National Website; Colleen Austin is a member of the Southern District Hall of Fame; Colleen Austin is a member of the 100th Anniversary Committee; Colleen Austin is not only an active Anniversary Committee Member, she also markets the product items being sold in Southern District in support of the Anniversary; Colleen Austin maintains a photo directory for members of the Southern District; Colleen Austin is the Preview Co-ordinator for the Southern District; Colleen Austin created the 100th Anniversary Calendar; Colleen Austin designed the 100th Anniversary Pin; Colleen Austin designed the 100th Anniversary Banner; Colleen Austin is doing the design artwork for the Tournament of Champions; Colleen Austin, along with Joan Cook performed with exceptional success as hostess for the 2012 FSA HOF Banquet, Colleen preparing inductees cupcakes with their picture done on top with buttercream icing and stick people representing each of the inductees. And finally, almost as an afterthought, Colleen Austin placed 1st in the prestigious FSA Masters in March of 2012.
There is an old saying: “If you need something done well, and done quickly, ask a busy person!” Colleen is living evidence of the truth of this axiom. No sooner has the request been made, when word arrives back that the task has been launched!! As her District President told me: “Colleen is a tremendous asset to all organizations and people in shuffleboard.”
Stan McCormack, Chair, 100th Anniversary Committee. 2012 11 12.