Did you ever notice that the members of the KAST Club will never ever be heard to refer to their Club as anything other than the KAST CLUB? KAST, the Kissimmee All States Tourist Club where local residents have been greeting tourists with a full slate of activities since 1924.
For readers of The Shuffler, the best activity on the slate is Shuffleboard, and perhaps the best-known person associated with Shuffleboard is Dot Clark. Dot, shown above, has been managing tournaments for some 25 years. It was Dot who put together the historical notes read at the opening of the final Shuffleboard Tournament ever, at the KAST Club on February 26th, 2009. It was Dot who acted as a contact person with the City when plans first began to incorporate the KAST Club into an integrated city park.
Can you imagine the positive impact on Shuffleboard if each of us contributed at the same level as Dot!!
Dot will not be “out of a job” as a result of the KAST closing!! She will remain active in tournament directing for the local in inter club activities in the Kissimmee-St Cloud Area.
Stan McCormack. (Posted originally in 2009) And again on the occasion of her PASSING.