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SHUFFLEBOARD MEETING MINUTES
January 16, 2016

The meeting was brought to order at 9:00 in the Lemon/Lime Room. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and Carol Adams led the group in prayer.

Chairperson Pat King welcomed everyone to the meeting and to the New Year.

Secretary’s Report – Bill Jones read the Secretary’s report. Changes by Bob Robinson were made to the statement by Doris Ferguson “The by-laws had not been properly passed in a meeting”. Bob said that they had been passed.

Treasurer’s Report – Dale Lange gave the report.  Bob Robinson moved to accept the Treasurer’s report as read with Carol Adams seconding. The motion carried.

Reports

  • Courtmaster – Bob Robinson Lessons are slowing down but if help is needed he will be available.
  • By-Law Committee – Bob Robinson discussed the meeting about by-laws from 2014. Bob stated that Doris Ferguson now agrees that the by-laws in question were passed and they were submitted to Club Hawthorne. Bob motioned that the Shuffleboard Club submit to Club Hawthorne the by-laws for their approval and was seconded by Linda Carlson. The motion then passed.
  • Hoss Collar – No Report Given.
  • Wednesday Social – No Report Given.
  • In-House Tournaments – Linda Carlson reported the tournament results and passed out the winnings from the last In-House.
  • Visitation Report – Linda Carlson said all is going well. The next tournament is at Holiday Travel 10 teams are needed.
  • Refreshment Committee – Carol Adams said “coffee and donuts at tournaments is doing well.
  • Easter Breakfast Report – A sign-up sheet was presented for ticket sales, table decorating and clean up for signing by those that were volunteering.
  • Club Hawthorne Council person – No report given.
  • Special and Standing committees – No report given.
  • AD HOC Committee – Formed in December for development of rules & regulations to govern the Club.  No Report Given.

Old Business

  • The next meeting will be February 20th

New Business

  • Nominating Committee Volunteers – Bob Robinson volunteered for chair.  Linda Carlson and Bill Jones volunteered as committee members. Elections will be held at the February 20th meeting.  We need to have officers elected and the slate completed by March 1st with duties starting in April.
  • Chairperson Pat King reported on the State and District news. Also reported on the upgrade progress of the District web site. Pat gave reports on the last four District tournaments.
  • The next tournament is a “no two pro’s” that will be held here at Hawthorne on January 21st and is sponsored by Bob Robinson in memory of his parents.
  • Open Forum – Nothing Reported.

The meeting was adjourned @ 9:35 By Chair Pat King.

Respectfully submitted, Bill Jones Secretary

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HAWTHORNE SHUFFLEBOARD MEETING MINUTES
January 17, 2015

The meeting was convened at 9:00.

A silent prayer was observed followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chair’s Remarks

Nominating Committee – There have been volunteers for Secretary, Bill Jones, and Treasurer Dale Lang. Chair and Co-Chair positions are still for grabs.

Sponsors – Sponsors for in-house tournaments were discussed.  George Fisher mentioned that if a $200 donation were received, he planned to split that between two tournaments.

The winners of the recent Deland tournament were announced.

Summer Rotation Series will begin April 8th.

Reports:

  • Nominating Committee – Claire gave her report.
  • Secretary’s Report – Sylvia Gauthier read the minutes. The minutes were accepted as read.
  • Treasurer’s Report – Dale Lang gave the Treasurer’s Report, which was accepted as given.
  • Courtmaster – The Courtmaster is away until February.
  • Visitation – Linda Carlson gave the visitation report. Things are going well with good participation.
  • Hoss Collar – Joe Proulx is resigning as Chair of Hoss Collar. If anyone is interested in assuming his duties, please give George Fisher a call.
  • Refreshments – Sharon Upson brought donuts and coffee. There needs to be a cleanup crew.
  • In-House Committee – Lee Newell will run this Tuesday’s in-house. Discussion followed re in-house tournaments. Linda Carlson made a motion to have in-house tournaments have a five-dollar entry fee – seconded by Lee. Discussion followed. Motion failed on voice vote. Joe Proulx will put up $100 for the Tuesday in-house tournament.

Old Business

George Fisher told members that he had ended up sending two letters, thus separating the events we are applying to host, to the Northern District at Pat King’s suggestion. Pat King indicated that this coming Saturday the decision will be made as to who will host these events.

New Business

Ellen Gowan suggested that we play at noon in the Winter so it would be as warm as possible. George Fisher brought up that that’s why we need a Chair for this. Discussion was held regarding use of the awnings.

Open Forum

Lee Newell discussed his feeling that if everything doesn’t have to be done exactly by Robert’s Rules of Order he might consider being Chair but would like to think about it a bit more.

Linda Carlson motioned to adjourn – Claire seconded

Respectfully submitted,

Sylvia Gauthier, Secretary

 

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HAWTHORNE SHUFFLEBOARD MEETING MINUTES
December 20, 2014

The meeting was brought to order at 8:59 a.m.

Carol Adams led the group in prayer. George Fisher led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chair’s Comments:

  • Court Decoration – The courts look great – thank George Bradbury, Linda Carlson, Alice Zendt, Larry and Marilyn Mills and perhaps a couple others the Shuffleboard Secretary didn’t catch.
  • Hot Dogs – Freda Carr has been doing a great job – thank you, Freda.
  • Hawthorne Shuffleboard sponsored this past ND Mixed Doubles on 12/18
  • Frank Gower – Co-Chair Comments – No remarks as Co-chair isn’t here.

Reports

  • Secretary – Sylvia Gauthier read the minutes, which were accepted as read.
  • Treasurer – Dale Lange gave his report, which were accepted as read.
  • Courtmaster – Bob Robinson isn’t here. New fans – some have been installed.
  • Webmaster – Gary asked for submissions for the website.
  • Visitation – Linda Carlson wasn’t at the meeting but it was reported that visitations are going well. The sheet is up out at the courts for the next visitation.
  • Hoss Collar – Joe Proulx won’t be there this week and possibly next week – Lee will take Joe’s place while he’s gone.
  • Refreshments – All going well.
  • Nominating Committee – Claire Arnold not at the meeting. Dale Lange reported he will be Treasurer for next year.
  • In-House Results – Dale Lange and Lee Newell passed out the winnings – Claire has donated her winnings to Hawthorne Shuffleboard.
  • George Fisher read the results of the Northern District Tournament – George announced that he has a Preview up at the podium for purchase.

Old Business – Lee Newell and Ron Carr will direct the next in-house tournament.

New Business

George Fisher asked those in attendance if they would be interested in submitting a bid to host the 2016-17 State Singles Tournament, the State Annual Meeting and the Hall of Fame Banquet along with hosting the State Pro Doubles Tournament the following month. There was discussion. It was decided to submit the bid. Sharon Upson will consider chairing this effort.

Sponsors for In-House – We have no sponsors for the next four in-house tournaments.

In-House Chair needed – Ron Carr and Lee Newell have volunteered to do January’s.

Easter – Sharon volunteered to Chair the Easter breakfast.

George Bradbury – Make a motion to put Ollie Therkildsen – removed from cabinet because he wasn’t a pro – back in cabinet because his son lives here and enjoys seeing his Dad remembered there. Seconded by Sharon Upson. Motion passed.

George Bradbury made a motion that we purchase an electric grill for cooking the hot dogs at the tournaments – purchase price 50 dollars or less. 11 in favor – no opposed – carried.

Adjourn – Sharon Upson motioned to adjourn – Red seconded.

Respectfully submitted,

Sylvia Gauthier, Secretary

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HAWTHORNE SHUFFLEBOARD MEETING
November 15, 2014

Called to Order at 9 a.m. with 21 members present.

Carol Adams led the opening prayer.

2014-11-25George Fisher led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chair’s Comments:

  • Frank Gowen was introduced as the new Co-Chair. Frank said a few words. He looks forward the challenges.
  • Gave a short overview of our Treasurer- Dale Lange.
  • Members are reminded to sign in for the meeting and to sign up for visitation.
  • Previews are available at the podium for $1.00 each.
  • Everyone was reminded about the SHINDIG today.

Committee Reports

  • Secretary:  Sylvia was not present.  George Fisher read the report in her absence. The report was approved as read.
  • Treasurer: Dale Lange is still on the sick list and not present. No formal report was given. Chairman George assured everyone we were not broke and only owed three people, those being himself, George Bradbury, and Sharon Upson.
  • Court Master: Bob Robinson reports no issues and all is well.
  • Web Site: Gary McLaughlin stated that if you have something to put on the web site, call him, text him, drop it by his house, or send him an email.
  • Hoss Collar: Joe Proulx stated Hoss Collar would commence a half hour after the meeting adjourns today.
  • Caring Secretary: Claire Arnold stated she has cards; just keep her informed regarding who is ill. A card was passed around for Faye Mynchenburg.
  • In-House Tournament: Jane Sackman stated there were 12 people present for the tournament. The winnings were given out to all 12 people. Jane Sackman resigned as the chairperson.

Old Business

  • A motion, by Bob Robinson, was made to remove from the table the Constitution and By-Laws as amended. Gary McLaughlin seconded this. It was approved and opened for discussion. Little discussion held. A vote was called for and the motion approved. The vote was 12 for, 7 against and 2 abstentions.

New Business

  • A motion was made by George Bradbury and seconded by Alice Zendt to move In-House tournaments to Wednesday.  Discussion held. A vote was taken. Motion failed.
  • The Chair asked for volunteers to chair the following committees:
    • Wednesday Social: George Bradbury accepted.
    • Nominating Committee: Claire Arnold accepted
    • Refreshment Committee: Sharon Upson reminded the Chair she would be doing this except the Tuesday In-House.
    • In-House Tournament: Lee Newell volunteered to do the next one on 9 Dec. sponsored by Claire Arnold.

Adjourn: Motion made by Carol Adams and seconded by Joe Proulx. Motion carried at 10:02.

Respectfully submitted,

George Fisher, Chair

 

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SHUFFLEBOARD MEETING
October 18, 2014

Chairman’s Remarks – George Fisher welcomed Dale Lang as our new Treasurer.

Reports

  • Secretary – Sylvia Gauthier read the previous meeting’s minutes. They were passed by popular vote.
  • Treasurer – Dale Lange gave the Treasurer’s report – Claire Arnold made a motion to accept as stated – Red seconded – motion carried
  • Court Master – Bob Robinson reminded everyone that for safety sake, clean discs out of the alley first before stepping into the alley.  He also reported that the first memorial plaque is full.
  • Visitation – Linda Carlson is not here – Visitation starts November 12th .
  • In-House Tournaments – Jane Sackman gave out the winnings from the last in-house
  • Hoss Collar – Joe Proulx – Hoss Collar will begin one half hour after this meeting.
  • Wednesday Social – No volunteers for a chair for Wednesday morning social.
  • Refreshments – Sharon Upson has been doing refreshments for meetings.
  • Social Secretary – Alice Zendt resigned as social secretary. Clair Arnold volunteered to be chair. Lee Newell mentioned his daughter could be contacted as co-chair.

New Business

Bob Robinson moved that the club purchase a new memorial plaque – Joe Proulx will take care of it. Need approval to use the second case as a memorial case. Ellen seconded. Bob withdrew his first motion and motioned for permission to use the old pro box as new memorial case.  All in favor – the motion passed.

Sylvia made a motion to have a shuffleboard shindig this fall – date to be announced – this was seconded by Sharon. Bob Robinson amended his original motion and motioned that the Club sponsor the shindig for one hundred dollars – seconded by Paul Proulx.  Motion was made to amend the amended motion to one hundred thirty dollars – Jane Sackman seconded. All in favor – motion passed.  Shindig will be November 15

Gary gave a report on the website – asked for musings or whatever for the web site.

Old Business

By-Laws Adoption – By-Laws will remain on the table until the next meeting.

Open Forum

Clair Arnold asked about the empty co-chair position.

Carol Adams made a motioned to adjourn – Joe Proulx seconded. – Adjourn

Respectfully submitted,
Sylvia Gauthier

 

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SHUFFLEBOARD MEETING
April 19, 2014

Board Members in Attendance:  Chair George Fisher, Co-Chair George Bradbury, Secretary Sylvia Gauthier and Treasurer Sue McLaughlin

The meeting was brought to order at 9:00 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and Carol Adams lead the group in prayer.

New Members: Ron Carr was welcomed to the group.

Announcements:

George Fisher thanked individuals for all their help throughout the year mentioning Alice Zendt, Linda & Al Carlson, Sharon Upson, Gary & Sue McLaughlin, Joe Proulx, Jane Sackman, Carol Adams, Sylvia Gauthier, George Bradbury, Bob Robinson, Herb Sackman, Dale Lang, Rudy Gleis and Paul Proulx.

Cards were available for signing for Jack Wooten and Lyman May.

Accomplishments:

  • Public relations to get word out word on shuffleboard.
  • We got some information into newspapers.
  • We were in the Christmas parade thanks to George Bradbury’s initiative.
  • Some progress in recruiting new members.
  • If courtmaster were here – he’s been our trainer/teacher. He’s had quite a few students through the season but not too many have stayed. We’ll try to come up with better ideas and keep these people.
  • The web site – Sylvia started it and now it’s Gary and Sue – good job.
  • Work is in progress on summer tournaments.

REPORTS

Secretary’s Report: Sylvia Gauthier read the Secretary’s Report. Paul Proulx stated that the minutes should have read that George Fisher advocated $25 dues for residents and $30 dues for non-residents and the minutes should be amended to state same instead of the $15 that was reported.

Discussion ensued regarding a motion made at the March meeting and acceptance of same regarding Roberts Rules of Order. Gary McLaughlin asked if the motion that passed still stands. Discussion ensued. Gary would like clarification. Clarification will be gotten at the next meeting regarding this issue.

Jane Sackman made motion to accept the Secretary’s Report – Gary McLaughlin seconded.

Treasurer’s Report: Sue McLaughlin read the Treasurer’s Report – Motion to accept by Carol Adams – Gary McLaughlin seconded.

Courtmaster – No report.

In-House Tournament: Jane Sackman gave out money for winnings in the last in-house.

Hoss Collar – Joe Proulx reported that there has been good attendance. He reiterated the feeling of the players that they should be able to set the time that they play, not members that don’t play who attend a monthly meeting.

Pin Shuffle – Al Carlson is going north. If anyone wants to run it for the summer that will be fine – Al will be doing again next season.

Wednesday Social – no comments

Social Secretary – Alice has been doing well as long as she’s kept informed.

Club Hawthorne Representative –  Red Carlson isn’t here but George Fisher reported that Club Hawthorne is moving to change part of their by-laws regarding the 50 percent rule for clubs. George explained the 50/50 rule. Outside people should pay facilities fee. That decision is impacting our work on Constitution and By-Laws.

George Fisher reported that there is no mandate from Club Hawthorne for us to have a Constitution or By-Laws and no date has been set down the road as a deadline for this to be accomplished.

Easter Breakfast – Sharon needs people to help decorate tables and people to stay after breakfast to help clean up.

OLD BUSINESS

Constitution and Bylaws – Bob Robinson submitted a proposed change to the by-laws. Specifically – An amendment should be made to amend Article VIII Election process to insert the word “of” between the words “slate” and “names”. The motion was made and seconded – all in favor – the motion passed.

It was moved and seconded to table the adoption of the Constitution and Bylaws until next fall. The motion was passed. At that time changes will be distributed to all a month before discussion and vote.

In-House Tournaments – Discussion was held regarding what day in-house tournaments would be held.  Discussion ensued. Paul Proulx made a motion to keep the in-house tournaments on Tuesday, seconded by Linda Carlson. All in favor, no opposed, the motion carried.

Visitations – Linda Carlson will Chair visitation. If there is participation, she will continue. She’d like a better presentation of food at the visitations we host. Linda will get together with Jack Wooten regarding the schedule. Sylvia Gauthier will help Linda as needed.

Sue McLaughlin – Sylvia Gauthier submitted a bill in the amount $100.00 for the Shuffleboard End of Season Shindig. The bill indicated she had spent a total of $129.19, which is in excess of the agreed upon amount. Sue made a motion to pay Sylvia the full amount of $129.19. This was seconded by Sharon Upson – all in favor – no opposed.

Open Forum

George Bradbury presented a welcome letter that will be distributed to the welcome wagon people.  Use Contact Us to submit ideas, etc. Please check out the web page.

George Bradbury gave kudos to Ron Carr, our newest member, who was already out cleaning courts.

A motion was made to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 10:35 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sylvia Gauthier
Secretary

 

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HAWTHORNE SHUFFLEBOARD MEETING
March 15, 2014

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and a prayer was given by Carol Adams.

New members, Al & Kitty Worsham, were welcomed.

REPORTS:

Courtmaster Report – Bob Robinson had no report.

In-House Tournaments – Jane Sackman gave out the winnings from the latest in-house tournament.

Hoss Collar – Joe Proulx announced that Hoss Collar would be held after the meeting and from now on Hoss Collar will be held at 8:30 a.m.

Pin Shuffle -Al not here so there’s no report.

Wednesday Social:  No social next Wednesday because of visitation at Mid-Florida.

Social Secretary – Alice Zendt – card for Dick Murray

Club Hawthorne Meeting: Red had no report. – George Fisher passed on information from Club Hawthorne regarding sponsors and what they can do.  We’re allowed to have sponsors in, present product and speak. Sponsors can’t bring product, can’t collect names/addresses or give door prizes and must use tickets like 50/50. The Chair will be notifying the primary sponsor involved.

Easter Breakfast Committee – Sharon Upson gave her report. Easter is April 20th, two weeks prior we start selling tickets. There is a sign-up sheet for selling tickets. Tickets will also be sold at two bingos. A cleanup and decoration committee is also needed.

Decorating Committee – Linda Carlson had no report.

By-Law Committee – There was nothing to report.

Secretary’s report – Carol Adams made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Jane Sackman seconded.

Treasurer’s report – Sue McLaughlin gave the Treasurer’s Report. She reported that the ending balance on 3/15/14 in petty cash was $74.65, there are two dollars in Silver Dollars, and the ending balance was $6,112.24.  All in favor – no opposed – the Treasurer’s Report passed.

OLD BUSINESS

Constitution & Bylaws – George Fisher opened the floor to comments regarding same.

  • Sue McLaughlin suggested that the Chairman would have control of all aspects of a meeting. The use of Roberts Rules of Order should be up to the Chairperson. Sue McLaughlin moved that we change Article 6 of the Constitution to read Chairman has control over all aspects of the meeting. Seconded by Marion Lohbush. There being no discussion a vote was taken. Ayes have it with one opposition.
  • Sylvia Gauthier suggested that perhaps membership should be described differently in that all members of Hawthorne should have to join the club, not automatic. Sharon Upson objected that we’ve always said that all Hawthorne residents can be members of the club. Sharon suggested that it could be modified to say active members. Bob Robinson pointed out that a minimum of 15 members would constitute a quorum.
  • Lee Newell uses the automatic member item as a way of getting new shuffleboarders.
  • George Fisher presented his comments. Membership is open to all residents and new residents. If this goes 15 people will be voting for over 2000 people.  George also advocates dues of $15 per year, guest membership $30 that would give you membership. The Club can have non-voting members from outside the Hawthorne community not to exceed 50 percent of the residents.Agrees not to have the strict adherence to Robert’s Rules.
  • Sharon Upson made a motion to change the wording of Article 4 membership to “All residents of Hawthorne can be members of the Club”. Seconded by Ellen. There was discussion.Kitty mentioned that dues and membership would have to go together. Lee Newell suggested dues of $1.Bob Robinson is opposed to the membership change. All residents should automatically be members.

    George Bradbury doesn’t think we should make any motions to change constitution at this time. Have folks review the Constitution and the comments. Let’s get all suggestions in writing and vote on it at the first meeting in the Fall.

    Paul Proulx asked if we know when this is supposed to be turned in to the Program Office.

    Sue McLaughlin – People who don’t participate in shuffleboard at all could change the way we do things.

    Romkje Eichler thinks that out of respect other residents wouldn’t just take over the courts.

    Ellen suggested membership in the Hawthorne Shuffleboard club is open to all residents.

    Al Worsham indicated that they had gone to other clubs some of whom required memberships. You should have some way of delineating membership, membership card, fee, or something that would distinguish members as active members.

Sharon Upson made a motion that we rescind her previous motion so that everyone can be read it and understand it, and know when our constitution and bylaws have to be submitted to the program office. All in favor. No opposed.

Sylvia Gauthier suggested that the Constitution and Bylaws could be put on the web page. George Fisher indicated that some copies will be made and distributed.

George Fisher will find out when the Constitution and Bylaws are due at the program office.  This will be taken up at the next meeting.

In-House Tournaments/Visitations – Visitations we’ve terminated because of lack of interest. Do we want to continue visitations next year?  There was discussion regarding giving up one social each month and hold the in-house that day so that those who play in tournaments around the state might participate.  Lee Newell suggested that part of the courts could be used for Social/Pinshuffle and In-house. There was discussion. George Fisher will bring this up again next month.

Kitty Worsham suggested that proposed changes to the Constitution/Bylaws could be put somewhere so that everyone could see them before the meeting. If people submit changes through Contact Us on the website – put in proposed changes – Sylvia will post.

New Business – There was no new business.

Open Forum – No open forum.

Many motions and seconds were given to adjourn. Adjournment occurred at 10:20 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Sylvia Gauthier, Secretary

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SHUFFLEBOARD MEETING
February 15, 2014

Board Members in Attendance: Chair George Fisher, Co-Chair George Bradbury, Secretary Sylvia Gauthier and Treasurer Sue McLaughlin

The meeting was called to order at 9:00. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited followed by silent prayer.

Chairman’s Remarks

Elections will be held today. The new Board needs to be elected today and will take their place the first of April.

Chairpersons needed:

  • Membership Committee – There were no volunteers to chair this committee.
  • Wednesday Social – The duties of this chair position were outlined. There were no volunteers.
  • Beautification Committee – A project to spruce up the courts a bit. Sylvia Gauthier will chair this committee. Upcoming Events:
  • In-House to be held Monday 2/17. The in-house will be sponsored by Edward Jones. Jane Sackman will serve as tournament director. Members were urged to volunteer to help her as needed.

REPORTS

Secretary – Sylvia Gauthier read the minutes of the last meeting. Claire Arnold made the motion to accept the minutes as read. The motion was seconded by Alice Zendt. The motion carried.

Treasurer – Sue McLaughlin gave the Treasurer’s report. Claire was curious as to why Dunston’s didn’t sponsor an in-house. George Fisher cautioned the group not to contact Dunston about this. They’ll be contacted again. If they refuse, then we’ll drop it. Treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Courtmaster – Bob Robinson reported that Pine tree pollen is now here. He asked that folks sweep and towel the courts. Bob won’t be here for in-house on Monday. He reported that three fans have been ordered for $100 – two straight ones and an oscillating fan to see which ones work best. Beads supplies were reported on – Beads cost around $500 plus trucking – we usually spend about $600 per year. All supplies for next year are here.He reported that he realizes the courts need to be Nella-sealed and usually are sometime after the first of January. The problem has been that 24 hours of dry courts at temperatures over 70 degrees is needed and we haven’t had weather that fit those requirements. It will be done when weather permits. Bob thanked all the people who have helped on the courts.
  • By-Laws – The proposed by-laws were passed out to all members attending the meeting. Bob Robinson and Pat King created this draft. Bob explained the process that they went through to come up with the draft. He then reviewed the proposed by-laws. He also pointed out that this is a draft and it can be changed. Bob Robinson made a motion to accept the committee report. Sharon Upson seconded the motion. George Fisher told the group that they have a month to review the draft and ask any questions or propose changes. The by-laws will be on next month’s agenda.
  • Webmaster’s Report – Sue McLaughlin encouraged folks to look at the site. She urged folks to send in articles using the contact us button on the site. She told the group that we’d like to make the website a tool for improving membership in the club.Sylvia Gauthier thanked Gary and Sue for all the work that they’ve done and their positive attitude regarding learning how to make changes to the site.
  • In-House Tournament – Jane Sackman read the list of winners from the January in-house. The tournament was shortened due to rain. Jane would like to try to eliminate ties. She asked the group how they would feel about going back to 100 points per game with 65 points for a for a buy. Sue McLaughlin pointed out that when you limit the total points to 75 there are so many people who get 75 that it causes ties. Changing to 100 points will give larger range to work with. For the next tournament we’ll be recording 100 points. Motion to change in-house tournaments to recording 100 points for the winner and 65 points for a buy was made by Bob Robinson with Paul Proulx seconding. All in favor. The motion passed.
  • Pin Shuffle – Al Carlson reported that all is good if the weather is good.
  • Wednesday Social Shuffle – We don’t have a chair for this besides George Fisher and George Bradbury. There was a question about going into the hall for social. This needs a chair. If folks are going to bring food we need to know so we make coffee. We’ve got five packages of cookies available. Al Carlson thought social was important. It’s a place to get cards signed, get information about folks who are sick or injured or on people’s winnings at different tournaments. George Fisher reiterated that the social in the Hall needs a chair. Linda Carlson will try but told the group that the first time no one joins her for social, she will be done. Linda asked that the word be put in bulletin, the drum, and on website.
  • Refreshment Committee – Sharon reported everything is fine. Sharon will have sign-up sheet for ticket sales, etc. for the Easter Breakfast at the next meeting.
  • It was reported that Russ Horning has lost his toes. A card will be sent from the Club.
  • Social Secretary – Alice Zendt will have a card for Russ. She requested that the group make sure that she knows about illnesses, etc.
  • Club Hawthorne Representative – Red Carlson reported that there will be a meeting the third Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in the Hall. George Fisher and George Bradbury indicated that they would be attending this meeting also.
  • Easter Breakfast Committee – There was no report this month.
  • Decorating Committee – Paul Proulx indicated he had no report.

Old Business

  • Nominating Committee – Chair Bob Robinson reported that if there were no other nominations from the floor that there be a motion from the floor to accept the slate of officers as presented. Bob Robinson made the motion to accept the slate of officers as presented. The motion was seconded by Jane Sackman. Bob Robinson made the motion that the Secretary cast one ballot for the slate of officers. Claire Arnold seconded. All in favor – no opposed. The motion carried. New officers are:
    • Chair – George Fisher
    • Co-Chair – George Bradbury
    • Secretary – Sylvia Gauthier
    • Treasurer – Sue McLaughlin
    • Steering Committee:
      Sharon Upson
      Doris Hanke
      Jane Sackman
      Bob Andrews
      Rudy Gleiss

NEW BUSINESS

  • Court Beautification Committee – George Bradbury and Linda Carlson will help with Sylvia Gauthier chairing this committee.
  • Preview Advertising – We have a page in the Preview – Suggested changes would include directions to Hawthorne. It was suggested that it would help to say three miles south of US 44. Also to list 100 Hawthorne Blvd instead of 102 Palo Verde Drive would prevent folks from ending up at the back gate. Also Clair Arnold will be listed as our new pro. The current slate of officers will be listed. Also Peter Eichler will be listed as new state am. Bill Jones will be listed as new district am. Also the dates of tournaments will change. Bob Robinson moved to place a one-page ad at a cost of not more than $150 in the Preview. Sharon Upson seconded the motion.Discussion – It was mentioned that you get to make changes in that page until the end of the season so it would be best not to send in our changes early in case we have other changes to make to it as the season goes forward. Claire Arnold suggested that we put a motto on the page such as “Are you serious about shuffleboard – we need more amateurs living here.” It was pointed out that the first paragraph of the existing ad already welcomes folks to Hawthorne shuffleboard so no changes in that regard are needed. All in favor of the motion – no opposed, the motion carried.

OPEN FORUM

  • By-Laws/Constitution – Bob Robinson moved for adoption of the draft copy of the by-laws and constitution. This was seconded by Linda Carlson. Discussion – Bob Robinson moved to postpone the matter until the next regular meeting. Red Carlson seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.
  • Super V – Linda Carlson has a sheet that shows where you fell in for visitation. Anyone who has had three games or more can still play in the Super V which will be held s at Mid-Florida on March 19th. Participants should be there by 8:30 a.m. Bob Robinson told the group that Rudy Gleiss is looking for a partner that’s eligible to play in the tournament.
  • End of Season Barbecue – Sue McLaughlin asked if there is interest. The barbecue will be held April 17th at 4:00 p.m. at the Pavilion. There was a motion made that the committee be allowed to spend $100 for the barbecue. Linda Carlson seconded. – No discussion – All in favor – motion carried. Linda Carlson suggested that folks should sign up to bring something to pass and what they will bring so that we will have a variety of dishes.
  • Hoss Collar – Joe Proulx – In reference to Hoss Collar – He will ask at the end of Hoss collar on Saturday if the group wishes to change back to 9:00 and he will schedule that two weeks after so they can put it in the bulletin. It was mentioned that a time change should be decided at a regular meeting. Time changes can’t be made arbitrarily at the courts. It was left that when the time changes it will be automatic that the Hoss collar time will change. The notice will be put in the bulletin and monthly calendar.

Sharon Upson made the motion to adjourn. Al Carlson seconded. The meeting adjourned at 10:20 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Sylvia Gauthier, Secretary

 

 

 

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SHUFFLEBOARD MEETING
January 18, 2014

The meeting was brought to order at 9:00 in the Lemon/Lime Room. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and Carol Adams led the group in prayer.

George Fisher welcomed everyone to the meeting and to the New Year. George then gave out two awards to a couple of members for things that they’ve done. Sharon Upson received Special Recognition and the award will be placed at the shuffleboard courts in its proper place. Sharon was given the award for her work as Treasurer for five years as well as her work chairing many events for the club including serving as refreshment chairman, Easter Breakfast chair and her willingness to help whenever needed. Thank you Sharon.

Bob Robinson received a Certificate of Appreciation from Stan McCormick for all of his work on the 100th Anniversary Committee. Bob did a great job selling 100thAnniversary memorabilia. Thank you Bob.

George Fisher then reported on some changes that have taken place recently:

  • Visitations have been canceled due to lack of participation.
  • Time change for Hoss Collar – it is now at 1:00 on Saturday
  • Pin Shuffle – Now occurs every other Wednesday alternating weeks with the regular shuffleboard social.

George also reported on the following:

  • Membership still needs a proactive chair – There were no volunteers.
  • The shuffleboard website is up and running.
  • The Co-Chair, George Bradbury, has gone south and reports that it’s cold down there.

Secretary’s Report – Sylvia Gauthier read the Secretary’s report. Bob Robinson asked that she correct those minutes as follows – Add the main motion as amended was carried so that now reads:

Sue McLaughlin suggested that we include in the motion that we can only sponsor one tournament without a vote from the club. Pat King amended the motion to read that the Club could sponsor one tournament. Any more sponsorships would need Club approval. Bill Mynchenburg seconded. A vote was taken on the amendment – all in favor. The motion carriedThe main motion as amended was carried.

Sharon Upson asked that the minutes be corrected to state that volunteers are needed to help on the Saturday before Easter.

With those corrections the minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s Report – Sue McLaughlin gave the report.  Bob Robinson moved to accept the Treasurer’s report as read with Red Carlson seconding. The motion carried.

New Member – A new member, Chandler Smith, was welcomed to the shuffleboard club.

Reports

  • Courtmaster – Bob Robinson mentioned that one of his duties is to rework disks that aren’t in top shape. He also needs to order 600 pounds of beads. Lessons have been slow. It has been decided that instead of putting on the board at the head of the court the words “Ready for Play” they will now say “Play Here” so that people don’t think the court is reserved. We need to try to keep the chalkboards current. There were no problems reported with the courts or the discs.
  • By-Law Committee – The by-laws are being worked on. They have gathered copies of several by-laws so now Bob and Pat will work on our by-laws.
  • Hoss Collar – There was no report as Joe Proulx was not in attendance. It was reiterated that Hoss Collar is now held at 1:00 on Saturday.
  • Pin Shuffle – Al reports things are going well. It was reported that Al and Linda seem to be doing pretty well winning those silver dollars.
  • Wednesday Social – Will be switching over to chips because with so few people attending the regular moving instructions don’t work well.
  • Refreshment Committee – Sharon reported that she hasn’t had to do too much. She did mention that she’ll be gone for the upcoming in-house and Linda Carlson will be in charge of refreshments for that in-house.
  • Easter Breakfast Report: Easter is on April 20th this year.  We will sell tickets two weeks prior to Easter. At the March meeting Sharon will be asking for volunteers to sell tickets. She already has volunteers for Saturday before Easter for decorating and also Easter so it looks like things will be fine.
  • Red Carlson – Red reported that there was no Council meeting this past month.
  • Decorating Committee – The Decorating Committee Chair is not in attendance.

Old Business

  • Nominating Committee Volunteers – Bob Robinson and Al Carlson volunteered.  Bob Robinson will be chair.  Elections will be held at the February meeting.  We need to have officers elected and the slate completed by March 1st with duties starting in April.

New Business

  • Courtmaster – Bob Robinson reported that he and Sharon Upson will be attending a National Tournament so he won’t be available to do the courts for the upcoming in-house. He advised that courts 17 through 24 should be used as those discs are in better condition. There is a State Am tournament coming up on February 3rd. Bob also mentioned that it might be a nice idea to put in sponsor money in memory of shuffleboard players who have passed away during the last year if anyone would like to. Then at the opening of the tournament we will recognize those who have passed away as sponsors.
  • In-House – Jane reported she is all set for Tuesday’s in-house.
  • Sponsors – Dunston Plumbing did not sponsor our next in-house tournament. Hawthorne Shuffleboard Club will sponsor the next tournament.
  • Ellen requested a list of all members and their telephone number. Sylvia will help compile a list with numbers and the list can then be given to interested members.

Open Forum

It was mentioned that changes in the way we do things should be made at our meeting rather than on the courts. There was discussion surrounding this issue.

George Fisher mentioned that since much of this discussion surrounded the time that Hoss Collar would be played, we shouldn’t make decisions when person running it isn’t here.

Wednesday Social – Jane Sackman made the motion that we go back to social being held in the hall after the social shuffle held on Wednesday mornings. Shuffleboard will buy some cookies. The motion was seconded by Janet Carlson. The motion carried.

Sylvia Gauthier made the motion that the shufflers hold an end of season barbecue get-together to be held at the pavilion sometime in the middle of April. Sue McLaughlin seconded the motion. The motion carried. Sylvia will chair this barbecue get together and will check to see when we can have the pavilion. Sylvia will also check to see if we can have the hall for our Wednesday social. Note added after the meeting: Save the date – The barbecue will be held April 18th at the Pavilion at 4:00 p.m.

Jane Sackman made the motion that we adjourn. Red Carlson seconded. The motion carried. Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Sylvia Gauthier
Secretary

 

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SHUFFLEBOARD MEETING 
DECEMBER 21, 2013

George Fisher brought the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Doris Hanke led the group in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. George Bradbury was absent.

Doris Hanke reported on her upcoming trip and mentioned that she had brought a world map, which was in the back of the room if folks were interested in where she’d be going.

Secretary’s report was read and the report was approved as read.

The Treasurer’s report was given by Sue McLaughlin and approved as read.

Co-Chair – George Bradbury is absent but had wanted to cover a couple of things:

  • Membership – We currently have 52 people that have shuffleboard state numbers. Around 26 of those are active. George reminded everyone to be nice to newcomers. George Bradbury got Hawthorne Shuffleboard back into the Christmas parade. These things bring shuffleboard to the forefront, as do the signs placed on the roadway announcing a tournament is happening. If anyone has any other ideas, please let us know.
  • Lee Newell reported that he has been working with pool players. He knows a few people who are interested and he’s trying to get people to come and play.
  • Bob Robinson is giving basic instruction on Saturday. We’re going to be asking for more volunteers.
  • Public Relations – George Bradbury has had some success getting tournament results in local papers. Gary and Sylvia will continue trying to get results into the newspaper in George’s absence.

Decorating Committee for the Courts – The Committee was thanked for the nice job. The hope is that they will decorate again next year.

No report from the Courtmaster as he’s up north.

Sylvia gave a report on the Club’s web page. Gary reminded folks to send suggestions via the contact us link on the website. We’re hoping to get some pictures on the page also.

Committee Reports

Courtmaster – George Fisher spoke in Bob Robinson’s absence. At the last tournament there were problems with moisture at the back of the courts. Not much we can do because it’s due to temperature and temperature changes. Probably we’re just going to have to live with it and keep towels in the problem areas. Pat King suggested that the fans will help dry the courts but they need to be turned on early so they’ll have a chance to do the job.

By-Law Committee – There was no report as Bob Robinson is absent. Pat King reported that he has been working with Bob on the by-laws. The last time Pat talked with Bob, Bob was waiting for some information that he’d requested and had not received at that time.

In-House Tournament – Jane Sackman reported that it would be good if more people participated in the in-house events.

Visitations – Linda Carlson reported that she’s seeing very poor participation and has had to cancel visitations because of lack of teams. If folks are not interested in visitations, the program should be ended.

Hoss Collar – Joe Proulx reported that Hoss Collar is going well with good participation. Lee Newell added that Hoss Collar is a lot of fun. Doris Hanke mentioned that it is a really good learning experience and a good game for beginners. George Fisher recommends this for families that show up on the courts because they can all play on the same court. Lee Newell suggested that we might invite some people from other clubs.

Pin Shuffle – Al Carlson wasn’t in attendance. Linda thought he had three courts going last week. Pin Shuffle is played Sunday at 1:00.

Wednesday Socials – There are times we have three courts then sometimes five. It was noted that the fewer people the harder rotation is. We may have to go to chips. The written directions just don’t work when you have an even number of courts or a low number of courts being played.

Refreshments – Sharon Upson reported on refreshments mentioning that it had been a very busy week. Volunteers are needed for cleanup. Linda Carlson and Lee Newell volunteered to help with cleanup.

Social Secretary – Alice Zendt wasn’t in attendance. Doc Lansford passed away on November 22. He was court director from 1996 to 2003. Joe Proulx reported that he’s buried with his first and second wife in Georgia.

Payout was made for the last in-house. There were fourteen participants and everyone who played won. George Fisher reminded everyone that volunteers for tournament director should contact Jane Sackman.

Old Business:

The Outstanding Achievement Award – This is something that’s not done every year but if there are going to be nominations for the award a letter should be sent to the Board by January 10th. Nominees will be voted on at the January meeting. So far one letter has been received and hopefully we’ll get more. The letter should contain who you’re nominating, why you feel they should be nominated and what they have done for the club.

Sue McLaughlin mentioned that Bo Faulconer passed away on December 17th.

New Business

Nominating Committee – George Fisher asked for volunteers to serve on the nominating committee for officers for the Shuffleboard Club. With no one stepping forward George reminded the group that if we don’t elect officers the club will become defunct. Officers cannot serve on the nominating committee. Volunteers should get in touch with George Fisher.

Court Facelift Project – This could be anything from plants around the courts to a mural on the walls. It was mentioned that the Fine Arts club did the mural for the Boat Club and they’d be willing to do our courts. Permission would have to be obtained first for this project.

Club Hawthorne Representative – Thank you Red and Janet Carlson for representing Hawthorne Shuffleboard at the Council meetings. They will bring back any information that we need to know.

Tournament Sponsors – It was reported that we have sponsors for all tournaments and we actually have one extra. There was discussion regarding if we didn’t have a sponsor for a tournament why couldn’t Hawthorne Shuffleboard sponsor a tournament. There was discussion. Pat King made the motion that if we don’t have a sponsor for a state, district or in-house tournament that Hawthorne Shuffleboard will put in the money. The motion was seconded by Sharon Upson.

Bill Mynchenberg cautioned the group that we have several tournaments and if we have the ability to sponsor a tournament it’s very easy to just say that the Club will sponsor a tournament.

Sue McLaughlin suggested that we include in the motion that we can only sponsor one tournament without a vote from the club. Pat King amended the motion to read that the Club could sponsor one tournament. Any more sponsorships would need Club approval. Bill Mynchenburg seconded. A vote was taken on the amendment – all in favor. The motion carried.

Easter Breakfast – Sharon Upson reported that the Breakfast Club has been buying candy and plants for this event and it is felt that the Shuffleboard club should do this. Sharon Upson will head the Easter Breakfast Committee. She reported that the Saturday before Easter she will need three or four volunteers to put covers on the tables and also to come in Easter morning around 6:30 to put plants on the tables. She will follow up in January to get volunteers for this. We also need people to sell tickets starting two weeks before the breakfast. Sylvia will make tickets. Volunteers are needed for before the breakfast as well as after. Shuffleboard has always done the cleanup. Dale Lange, Rudy Gleiss, Paul and Joe Proulx will help.

Open Forum

Pat King – In January he’ll be passing Preview material out. Ad in preview is $135 for a full page.

Gary McLaughlin – At the last northern district tournament Hawthorne players came in 11 out of 16 places.

Paul Proulx – Paul asked the group if they are happy with the Christmas decorations that we have. Does anyone want more decorating done. Linda Carlson reported that the Christmas tree is in bad shape and would suggest that we buy a new pre-lit tree or perhaps folks would like something different entirely. It was also mentioned that new Christmas decorations will be much cheaper after Christmas so none should be purchased until then. Dale Lange moved that we purchase a Christmas tree and additional lights at the discretion of the chair of the committee not to exceed $100. Gary McLaughlin seconded. No discussion – all in favor – motion carried.

Pat King made the motion to adjourn. Doris Hanke seconded.

Respectfully submitted,
Sylvia Gauthier
Secretary

 

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SHUFFLEBOARD MEETING 
DECEMBER 21, 2013

George Fisher brought the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Doris Hanke led the group in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. George Bradbury was absent.

Doris Hanke reported on her upcoming trip and mentioned that she had brought a world map, which was in the back of the room if folks were interested in where she’d be going.

Secretary’s report was read and the report was approved as read.

The Treasurer’s report was given by Sue McLaughlin and approved as read.

Co-Chair – George Bradbury is absent but had wanted to cover a couple of things:

  • Membership – We currently have 52 people that have shuffleboard state numbers. Around 26 of those are active. George reminded everyone to be nice to newcomers. George Bradbury got Hawthorne Shuffleboard back into the Christmas parade. These things bring shuffleboard to the forefront, as do the signs placed on the roadway announcing a tournament is happening. If anyone has any other ideas, please let us know.
  • Lee Newell reported that he has been working with pool players. He knows a few people who are interested and he’s trying to get people to come and play.
  • Bob Robinson is giving basic instruction on Saturday. We’re going to be asking for more volunteers.
  • Public Relations – George Bradbury has had some success getting tournament results in local papers. Gary and Sylvia will continue trying to get results into the newspaper in George’s absence.

Decorating Committee for the Courts – The Committee was thanked for the nice job. The hope is that they will decorate again next year.

No report from the Courtmaster as he’s up north.

Sylvia gave a report on the Club’s web page. Gary reminded folks to send suggestions via the contact us link on the website. We’re hoping to get some pictures on the page also.

Committee Reports

Courtmaster – George Fisher spoke in Bob Robinson’s absence. At the last tournament there were problems with moisture at the back of the courts. Not much we can do because it’s due to temperature and temperature changes. Probably we’re just going to have to live with it and keep towels in the problem areas. Pat King suggested that the fans will help dry the courts but they need to be turned on early so they’ll have a chance to do the job.

By-Law Committee – There was no report as Bob Robinson is absent. Pat King reported that he has been working with Bob on the by-laws. The last time Pat talked with Bob, Bob was waiting for some information that he’d requested and had not received at that time.

In-House Tournament – Jane Sackman reported that it would be good if more people participated in the in-house events.

Visitations – Linda Carlson reported that she’s seeing very poor participation and has had to cancel visitations because of lack of teams. If folks are not interested in visitations, the program should be ended.

Hoss Collar – Joe Proulx reported that Hoss Collar is going well with good participation. Lee Newell added that Hoss Collar is a lot of fun. Doris Hanke mentioned that it is a really good learning experience and a good game for beginners. George Fisher recommends this for families that show up on the courts because they can all play on the same court. Lee Newell suggested that we might invite some people from other clubs.

Pin Shuffle – Al Carlson wasn’t in attendance. Linda thought he had three courts going last week. Pin Shuffle is played Sunday at 1:00.

Wednesday Socials – There are times we have three courts then sometimes five. It was noted that the fewer people the harder rotation is. We may have to go to chips. The written directions just don’t work when you have an even number of courts or a low number of courts being played.

Refreshments – Sharon Upson reported on refreshments mentioning that it had been a very busy week. Volunteers are needed for cleanup. Linda Carlson and Lee Newell volunteered to help with cleanup.

Social Secretary – Alice Zendt wasn’t in attendance. Doc Lansford passed away on November 22. He was court director from 1996 to 2003. Joe Proulx reported that he’s buried with his first and second wife in Georgia.

Payout was made for the last in-house. There were fourteen participants and everyone who played won. George Fisher reminded everyone that volunteers for tournament director should contact Jane Sackman.

Old Business:

The Outstanding Achievement Award – This is something that’s not done every year but if there are going to be nominations for the award a letter should be sent to the Board by January 10th. Nominees will be voted on at the January meeting. So far one letter has been received and hopefully we’ll get more. The letter should contain who you’re nominating, why you feel they should be nominated and what they have done for the club.

Sue McLaughlin mentioned that Bo Faulconer passed away on December 17th.

New Business

Nominating Committee – George Fisher asked for volunteers to serve on the nominating committee for officers for the Shuffleboard Club. With no one stepping forward George reminded the group that if we don’t elect officers the club will become defunct. Officers cannot serve on the nominating committee. Volunteers should get in touch with George Fisher.

Court Facelift Project – This could be anything from plants around the courts to a mural on the walls. It was mentioned that the Fine Arts club did the mural for the Boat Club and they’d be willing to do our courts. Permission would have to be obtained first for this project.

Club Hawthorne Representative – Thank you Red and Janet Carlson for representing Hawthorne Shuffleboard at the Council meetings. They will bring back any information that we need to know.

Tournament Sponsors – It was reported that we have sponsors for all tournaments and we actually have one extra. There was discussion regarding if we didn’t have a sponsor for a tournament why couldn’t Hawthorne Shuffleboard sponsor a tournament. There was discussion. Pat King made the motion that if we don’t have a sponsor for a state, district or in-house tournament that Hawthorne Shuffleboard will put in the money. The motion was seconded by Sharon Upson.

Bill Mynchenberg cautioned the group that we have several tournaments and if we have the ability to sponsor a tournament it’s very easy to just say that the Club will sponsor a tournament.

Sue McLaughlin suggested that we include in the motion that we can only sponsor one tournament without a vote from the club. Pat King amended the motion to read that the Club could sponsor one tournament. Any more sponsorships would need Club approval. Bill Mynchenburg seconded. A vote was taken on the amendment – all in favor. The motion carried.

Easter Breakfast – Sharon Upson reported that the Breakfast Club has been buying candy and plants for this event and it is felt that the Shuffleboard club should do this. Sharon Upson will head the Easter Breakfast Committee. She reported that the Saturday before Easter she will need three or four volunteers to put covers on the tables and also to come in Easter morning around 6:30 to put plants on the tables. She will follow up in January to get volunteers for this. We also need people to sell tickets starting two weeks before the breakfast. Sylvia will make tickets. Volunteers are needed for before the breakfast as well as after. Shuffleboard has always done the cleanup. Dale Lange, Rudy Gleiss, Paul and Joe Proulx will help.

Open Forum

Pat King – In January he’ll be passing Preview material out. Ad in preview is $135 for a full page.

Gary McLaughlin – At the last northern district tournament Hawthorne players came in 11 out of 16 places.

Paul Proulx – Paul asked the group if they are happy with the Christmas decorations that we have. Does anyone want more decorating done. Linda Carlson reported that the Christmas tree is in bad shape and would suggest that we buy a new pre-lit tree or perhaps folks would like something different entirely. It was also mentioned that new Christmas decorations will be much cheaper after Christmas so none should be purchased until then. Dale Lange moved that we purchase a Christmas tree and additional lights at the discretion of the chair of the committee not to exceed $100. Gary McLaughlin seconded. No discussion – all in favor – motion carried.

Pat King made the motion to adjourn. Doris Hanke seconded.

Respectfully submitted,
Sylvia Gauthier
Secretary

 

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HAWTHORNE SHUFFLEBOARD MEETING MINUTES
November 16, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 by George Bradbury. Carol Adams led the group in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. George Fisher was absent due to a medical issue.

George Bradbury announced the winners from last week’s tournaments in Melbourne and Leesburg.

New members Dale Lang and Bill Jones were welcomed.

George Bradbury mentioned how much work is involved in preparing the courts for play and that we need volunteers to help with this. He also thanked individually the members who presently help with court preparation.

Secretary’s Report:  Sylvia Gauthier read the Secretary’s Report. Bob Harriman made a motion to accept the minutes as read. The motion was seconded by Claire Arnold. Bob Robinson clarified that regarding the motion made to allow officers to spend up to $100.00 per month which amount was amended to $50.00 per month, the report should have read “the main motion as amended was passed”.

Treasurer’s Report: Sue McLaughlin read the Treasurer’s Report. Bob Robinson made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read with Paul Proulx seconding the motion.

Committee Reports:

PR/Communications:  George Bradbury reported that we’ve gotten an article in the Daily Commercial and an article just appeared in the Sun regarding the November 4th and 5th tournament. We’re getting the other clubs in Lake County to also submit articles to the newspapers regarding their tournaments to get the word out about shuffleboard activities in the area.

Shuffleboard Signs – Comments have been received regarding the signs and that no one needs directions to in-house tournaments. The purpose of the signs is to let Hawthorne residents know that there is a tournament going on, not as directions to the courts. George Bradbury indicated that they had made a mistake in only getting the signs printed on one side and that it would be nice to get the other side printed as well at a cost of $36.00.

Web Site – A few members have visited the site. Some members indicated having problems getting to the site. Dennis Abbenante suggested that members go to the Florida Central site, click on the link to Hawthorne’s page and go from there. It was also agreed that Jack Wooten, the webmaster of the Northern District page, would be asked to put a link on his site to ours as well.

Courtmaster – Bob Robinson reported everything was working well and suggested that anyone that wants or needs some exercise should join come on down and help get the courts ready for use. Bob also mentioned that the courts should be squeegeed after it rains.

In-House Tournament Director – Jane Sackman reported that she had directed the in-house tournament on Tuesday. She indicated that on the whole things went well. Several people have stepped up to be tournament directors in the future, among them Rudy Gleiss, Bill Jones, Ellen, George Fisher and George Bradbury so we have tournament directors identified for the rest of the season. Jane urged more people to come to the tournaments.

Visitation Director: Linda Carlson reported that this past week, seven teams came and seven teams signed up so everything worked really well. She reminded people that the sign up sheet is out on the board for the visitation next Wednesday and urged folks to come down and play. George Bradbury announced that Linda needs another assistant. Bob Harriman offered to help. Thank you Bob.

Hoss Collar – Joe Proulx reported that the Hoss Collar players had voted last week to continue starting the game at 9:00. Sharon Upson felt that the club should vote on when the game would start, not just the Hoss Collar players. Start time was left at 9:00.

Pin Shuffle – Al Carlson reported that Pin Shuffle is going well but need more players to come down and play, reminding folks that there are still more silver dollars to give out. George Bradbury pointed out that the most you could lose is your three nickels.

Social Secretary – Alice Zendt had nothing to report.

Refreshments – George Bradbury reported that George Fisher had fired him and gotten Sharon Upson who then turned around and hired George Bradbury. George admitted that donuts have improved under Sharon’s guidance.

Wednesday Social – George Bradbury announced that we need a Chairperson for the Wednesday social. George Bradbury and Fisher have been doing it over the last year but now it’s time for volunteers.

Polishing Machines – George Bradbury urged members not to use the pressure point on a piece of wax because it breaks the machine. He asked that members please use the flat part of the wax when polishing. George thanked Red Carlson and Janet for their part in helping to rebuild the polishing machine. Janet and Red went to some flea markets to get special parts to rebuild disc pad.

By-Law Committee – Bob Robinson will chair this committee. If anyone else wants to be on the committee they were asked to see Bob Robinson.

Membership – George Bradbury reiterated that we’re still looking for new members. He mentioned that we are thinking about trying to beautify the court somewhat perhaps by putting a mural of shuffleboard players on the wall and even the dividing walls between courts might have flowers painted on them or something much like the Boat Club did at the marina.  He indicated that they have talked to the Fine Art Committee who are eager to do the project when we decide what we’d like done.

New Business

Nominees for the Outstanding Achievement award are due in December. It was mentioned that out at the courts there is a box showing who has received the outstanding achievement award in the past.

Bob Robinson told the members that these awards are listed in the case at the far end towards the picnic pavilion. For a person to receive this award it takes a two-thirds vote by secret ballot. Bill and Faye Mynchenburg received this award last year. Bob also said that in January names will be put in the Memorial case. This would be someone who did a lot for the club but didn’t reach pro status. Nominations are made by writing a letter of recommendation and then it is voted on by secret ballot.

Christmas Tree Committee – This committee is headed Paul Proulx and Linda Carlson. Linda reported that Paul does all the lighting and they are getting low on good lights and might need to buy new lights.  It was reported that Paul is going to see what he has and if he doesn’t have enough we’ll have to buy some. Also Paul and Linda need help decorating the courts for the holiday. It takes a lot of work.

Barbara Rush suggested that it might make more sense and be much easier to deal with if new lights could be purchased. Bill Mynchenburg made the motion to empower the committee to buy the new lights with no spending limit. Red Carlson seconded the motion. There being no discussion the motion carried.

Christmas Parade: It was announced that the Christmas parade is on December 11th. Members were asked if there is anyone who wants to decorate their golf cart or bike to be in the parade.

The Club has a letter from Leesburg High School soliciting a donation.  Discussion followed. Claire Arnold made a motion to give 200 dollars to the Leesburg High School. This was seconded Dale Lang. Sharon asked to amend the motion to make it a $25 donation which was seconded by Bill Mychenburg. There was discussion on the motion. It was mentioned that Pitch and Put offers $25. There was a motion to amend the main motion of 200 dollars to 25 dollars. The amended motion to donate $25 is accepted.

Open Discussion:

Bob Robinson moved that the Club authorize that the shuffleboard tournament signs be printed on both sides at a cost of about $36.00. The motion was seconded and accepted.

Claire Arnold thanked the board for all they’re doing and the new ideas they are promoting.

Lee Newell reminded the group to turn off cell phones when playing in a tournament or it can cost you 10 points.

Bill Lohbush – People should be told not to bring coffee and soda on the benches when your playing. Spills are not good for the courts.  Bob Harriman pointed out that there’s a sign at the courts that advise that no food or drink is allowed in the court area.

Bill Lohbush mentioned that our sister club in St. Cloud is having a shindig today to raise money to put a cover over their courts and urged members to attend.

Bob Robinson made the motion that Tavares may use our 100-year banner for their celebration. The motion carried.

Jane Sackman made the in-house awards.

A motion to adjourn was made at 9:55 and the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,   Sylvia Gauthier