KENNY OFFENTHER SPEAKS:
MEN LOVE A WOMAN WHO CANNOT SAY NO.ASK THIS LADY FOR HELP AND YOU ONLY HEAR YES—-SERVING ON THE PORT CHARLOTTE BOARD ,PRESIDENT OF THE OHIO SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCIATION,EXECUTIVE POSITIONS WITH THE NATIONAL SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCIATION ETC ETC ETC.SHE DOES IT ALL AND WITH A PASSION FOR OUR SPORT.
HOW ABOUT HER PLAYING ? YOU ASK–HOW ABOUT 7 STRAIGHT FL. STATE MASTERS AND MEMBERSHIP IN THE F.S.A. HALL OF FAME.SHE HAS PLAYED IN SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND ALWAYS FOSTERS GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP.CURRENTLY THIS LONDON ONTARIO NATIVE,LIVING RIGHT DOWN THE STREET HERE IN PORT CHARLOTTE WITH HER HUSBAND THE ALWAYS ENTERTAINING GEORGE, IS THE 2ND V.P. OF THE F.S.A. AND IN LINE TO BE THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT IN FLORIDA STATE HISTORY!!!!– AND SHE WILL BE A GOOD ONE !
I AM PROUD TO PRESENT THE MOST VALUABLE PERSON PIN TO LANDY ADKINS.
GEORGE ADKINS: MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
George Adkins Daughter Speaks: “Today (2016 09 16) at 9:30 a.m. my Dad left this earth. He was a smart, strong, proud man. He loved me and helped to mold me into the woman I have become. So much of him is in me. He taught me manners, and how to treat others with respect. He loved me unconditionally even though there were times when I felt I didn’t deserve it. He was a GREAT man. I will miss you always…”
Just a Little About George: The remarks below are taken from Memories of Midland, the booklet published for the 33rd ISA held in Midland, ON in 2014. They were submitted by George.
George Adkins made pro in the FSA in 2002. Made Expert in OH Shuffleboard Association in 2004. Played my 1st tournament in London, ON against Stan McCormack in 2000. I have played in 4 I S A tournaments and most USA NSA on the East coast of U S A.
I was inducted into the SOUTHERN DISTRICT HOF AS Past President. 3 years. Served on the FSA board as delegate for 7 years and on the rules committee for 4 years. I am currently the USA NSA Treasurer, 5th year.
Landy and I celebrated 35 years Anniversary on 7-7-2014.
Remarks above by George in 2014.George’s Service to Shuffleboard will be missed. Our thoughts are with Landy and the Family. Stan McCormack. 2016 09 16.
First VP Dave Kudro Speaks:
The Florida State Shuffleboard Association chose to feature, on the cover of the 2016-2017 Preview, the first Madame President and first Gentleman George Adkins.
Landy became FSA President beginning with the 2015-2016 season with her faithful husband George, who like Landy, has been a major contributor to shuffleboard. Unfortunately prior to the publication George had passed away September 16, 2016.
George and Landy celebrated their 35th year anniversary on July 7th, 2014. George will be postomously inducted into the FSA Hall of Fame January 26, 2017 at Hawthorne in Leesburg Fl. George’s first shuffleboard tournament was in 2000 at London Ontario playing against our own, “theshuffler.net” Blogger Stan McCormack. I guess true to his form, Stan was a positive influence on George as he continued shuffling achieving Pro and Expert in Florida and Ohio in 2002. George served on the FSA Southwest district board and also as the President when all existing officers decided to step down. George was given the honor of being inducted into the Sothern District Hall of Fame. George served on several FSA standing committees excelling on the Rules & Regulations committee for 12 years. George played in 4 International Shuffleboard Association tournaments and played on the US East Coast team. George also served as the National Shuffleboard Association (NSA) treasurer for over 6 years. National Hall of Fame service award. Served 6 years on Rules and Regulations, Constitution and By-laws Ohio state Hall of Fame service award.
Besides being the First woman to become FSA President, Landy’s accomplishments go hand in hand with George’s. FSA Southern District state delegate 3 years, Southern District Hall of Fame service award. Ohio state served 2 years 2nd Vice President, 3 years 1st Vice President and President for 3 years. NSA secretary for 4 years. 3rd Vice President 2 years and not only as a National Hall of Fame service award but also as a player. Several years playing in the ISA Singles and East Coast USA team. Landy served as 3rd Vice President, 2nd Vice President , 1st Vice President to now President of the FSA. During the 100 years shuffleboard celebration, Landy was presented the MVP (Most Valuable Person) award. Landy also has played in several State Masters tournaments and is recognized for her playing and is in the FSA Hall of Fame .
As you can see from the aforementioned, George and Landy have given a great deal of their life, dedication, and service to the sport we all so love “Shuffleboard”.
1st Vice President
Florida Shuffleboard Association (FSA)
Stan McCormack Speaks in 2015:
WE First Shuffled in London, ON ABOUT 20 Years Ago!!
In our 2nd match to-day, 2015 11 23, P08A at Lakeland FL, we shuffled George and Landy Adkins.
Before I had any interest in recording shuffleboard events (early 90s) Lois and I met George and Landy while shuffling in south western Ontario. At one time Landy taught school in this part of the world. During the course of the tournament we told them that we had shuffled in Lakeside, OH, and enjoyed it immensley! Their reply: Lakeside OH has shuffleboard courts?? We live not far from there and nobody ever told us????
We decided to partner with them in the OH and NATIONAL events either the same year or the following year. (Maybe if Wilma Rudolph is reading this, she will check the RECORD and let us know? The event we entered!) One thing we do know is that we had a Great Time!!
We shared memories about these early beginnings to-day which just may explain why each of us enjoyed the Match so much. At one time George became so enthused, he referred to our match as “The Match of the Year” > I added, NO, the Match of the Centruy!! I had better explain: Lois and I, at one point in Game 1, we were ahead 67 to 11, (like elleven)!! Not only that, WE had the better “side” of the Court. NOTWITHSTANDING, Landy and George pulled it off, and won game one. Just for the record they also won game two. HOWEVER; it is not the record, or even who won that we will remember. We will remember the exchange of ideas, comradeship YES, even some great SHOTS by each of us.
Stan McCormack. 2015 11 23.