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Dave Martin passed

The following note was written by Allan Dronsfield.

“Good morning to all, I reported a couple of weeks ago that Dave Martin had entered into a home hospice care status. Dave chose to spend his final time in his home looking out his living room window as he called it his Million Dollar view of Lake Eustis. It was certainly that. We had many of his friends over the day he arrived back home, it was a nice get together.
With a very heavy heart that I am informing you that Dave Martin’s journey ended yesterday about 6:30 p.m.
Dave’s wife Helen stated it was peaceful, he had gone through so much to reach this point.
Helen has told me that there would be a family memorial of some kind back in Erie, Pa amongst family members. It was Dave’s wish to have some of his ashes spread in 3 places where he and I fished a lot. Helen will be returning to Florida and she and I will go out in my boat taking his ashes to the 3 places we fished together in the Dora Canal. I am also having a Memorial plaque made which we will have mounted in the canal where he once lived.
I was lucky enough to meet Dave’s children, Dan and Jessica. Quality kids, Dan is an MD and Jessica is an RN in Erie, Pa. Helen, Dave’s wife is also a very special person and i’ve been fortunate to meet her and come to know them all.
I hope you all will keep Dave and the Martin family in your thoughts and prayers.” He will be missed.

Dave Martin

2020-2021 Schedule Update

There is a new 2020-2021 new schedule – Coronado/Mainland will host the Masters for the 2020-21 season. Hawthorne will host the TOC, for the 2020-21 season. There was a issue with Hawthorne being able to obtain the hall and kitchen on the scheduled dates for the Masters. Awarding the 2021 Masters to C/M will give them the opportunity they missed out on (due to the cancellation on March 14th, of the rest of this season’s events).

As always the current official schedule is posted on the Schedule page of this website

Summer Rotational Series Cancellation

Background:
The Summer Rotational Series (SRS) is a long running weekly ‘tournament’ that rotates between Hawthorne, Leesburg, and Mid-Florida Lakes. While it is not part of the Northern District, it draws many shufflers each week from throughout the Northern District (including some from the other side of the river). To communicate and quickly spread the word to those shufflers who play in the SRS, George Fisher asked via Steve Smith that we post this announcement on the ND Website., which we do for our fellow shufflers.

Announcement:
“Based on the uncertainty of the continuing impact of the Corona Virus in our area, and the actions taken by local communities, the Northern District, and the FSA, the organizers of the Summer Rotational Series (SRS) – rotating weekly between Hawthorne, Leesburg, and Mid-Florida Lakes – have made the decision to cancel the SRS for the upcoming summer season It is their hope to return next summer.

“In the meantime, as we are in the high risk demographic, trust and heed the advice of those with the knowledge, stay safe, avoid crowds, and wash your hands. The organizers look forward to seeing all of you in October.”

FSA Votes to Suspend Balance of Shufleboard Season

The following has been issued by the FLorida Shuffleboard Association – Friday, March 13, 2020, 5:05:53 PM

FSA NEWSBEAK

Due to the seriousness of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) The FSA Board voted to immediately suspend the rest of the FSA 2019-2020 Shuffleboard Season.

Effective Immediately all FSA State and District Tournaments will be suspended until October 01, 2020.

This was a difficult decision but in the best interests for all the FSA Members, their health and well being is more important than finishing out the last three (3) tournaments.

I want to encourage all of our members to take the Corona Virus Disease very serious and take every precaution to not only protect yourself but your whole family.

To those who will be traveling home soon, I wish you all a safe return and a healthy summer and look forward to your return and seeing and you next season.

Thank you for your understanding

David P Kudro FSA President

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