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|Southwest Coast District Meeting
Minutes (approved) November 5, 2016
Meeting called to order at 1:00 PM by President Nurnberger.
Invocation by John L. Brown, followed by “Pledge to the Flag.”
ROLL CALL: 14 ‘voting’ Presidents (or designee) and 8
executive board members present for voting count of 22. Total
attendance was 41.
MINUTES: Minutes from the March 5, 2016
meeting were approved.
TREASURER REPORT: Treasurer report will be filed for the
2015-16 Income: $5373.18 Expenses:
$5689.76 Net: -$316.58 (Creation of new Hall of Fame
expenses were part of deficit).
1ST VICE PRESIDENT: No Report at this time
2nd VICE PRESIDENT: Dave Welsh Stated he still had openings for
volunteers to take 50/50 monies at local tournaments. He
encouraged members to ‘take a turn.’
3rd VICE PRESIDENT: Jim Smith Stated “Preview” sales were
going fine and encouraged Club Presidents to buy some to hand out to
their ‘park players’ to help create interest.
KOR: Keeper of the Records Nancy Scalfani stated all
has started smoothly this year and that all ‘statistics’ were on
the SWCD Web Page to view and check player status. NOTE:
Nancy wanted to ‘clarify’ change made at the March 2016 meeting
regarding SWCD State Amateur Players Master Points. The Top
players eligible for the Masters Tournament will earn points in
District (Thursday) only. IF THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH players (8 men
& 8 ladies) eligible to fill the 16 positions, then Master points
will be awarded for those players who ‘placed’ in a ‘State
Amateur Tournament held in the SWCD and played with a partner also
from the SWCD.
STATE DELEGATE: Jerry Stannard reported on the change for
this year that non-walking State Singles Tournaments will be 16 frames
instead of previous 12 frames. He also noted that it will be
re-visited at the January State Meeting. Feedback from
tournament hosts will report on how it went.
He also stated that the FSA has some $45,000 in the bank and wishes
they would share more with local districts. He also stated that
the FSA says they need a hefty bankroll in case of any lawsuits.
ALTERNATE STATE DELEGATE: John L. Brown had no report.
He also did attend the State Meeting in Sebring this past October.
PUBLIC RELATION COMMITTEE: Sue Diadone stated the newly
formed Bradenton social shuffleboard club is doing well and meets
every 1st and 3rd Saturday night from 6-9 PM at the Bradenton Courts.
She also stated that one of the new millennium players is now on the
Bradenton Club board of directors. She feels this will be good
for shuffleboard in our area, with a younger prospective for future
TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS: TD representative
Dolores Brown indicated things have gotten off to a good start this
year, and stated new director Joyce Marquis and assistant director Pat
Batdorff were doing an excellent job.
SWCD TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES for next year are to be looked at for
changes (if any) by Tournament Host Clubs. They are to report to
President Nurnberger as soon as they have their next meeting at their
local club. Local Hosts have some leeway to change or try new
venues. Bradenton Club was lauded for having the first
‘singles’ district tournament in many, many years this past
October. NOTE: Hopes are Tri-Par shuffleboard club will be
able to Host District tournaments again next year. In the
meantime, those clubs who held one of Tri-Par’s tournaments this
year were encouraged to set that date aside again, if Tri-Par is not
able to host them.
SWCD HALL OF FAME hoss collar (fund raiser) and new inductions to the
HOF will be March 18, 2017 at the Bradenton Club (9 am).
NON-PROFIT 501 c (3) UPDATE: New President Mike Marquis of the
non-profit organization listed many ideas he is considering to promote
this organization. He will continue to update the SWCD and will
look for those who wish to help.
HOF JACKETS: Jerry Stannard made a motion that SWCD
buy ‘HOF Jacket’ for past presidents. The cost is $55.
CD TRAING TIPS: Brad Thomas volunteered to look into possibility
of creating a CD of tips by our local top players for distribution.
A Comment was also mentioned for doing a ‘synopsis’ written book
or pamphlet instead. Brad will try and meet with some players
and report back at the January 2017 meeting.
STATE MEETING CONFLICT OF PLAYERS: After much discussion about
players who are on the SWCD board of directors who have to attend the
State meeting in March, and therefore may not be able to complete a
tournament, it was decided to have the tournament director (at
‘named’ tournament) to try do the best they can to see that play
DISTRICT AMATEUR ‘SINGLES’ OPTION: It was moved and approved
unanimously to hold a ‘singles’ format when (Friday) district
amateur tournaments do not have the 8 teams required for players to
receive Master/Move Up Points. NOTE: Future schedule
considerations to solve this problem (such as ‘any doubles’) will
be discussed and moved on at the January 2017 SWCD meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 2:25 PM