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Coast District Shuffle Club Meeting
Minutes - November 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Meeting called to order at 1:00 pm by President Jerry Stannard.
Invocation by John Brown
followed by Pledge of Allegiance.
Stannard, Steve Slaughterbeck, Kathy Laver, Brad Thomas, Kay
Lynn Duncan, Margaret Hartzler, Nancy Scalfani, John Brown, Joyce
Marquis, and seven Club
Presidents. Non-Voting Members
in attendance: Paula Jacobson,
Dolores Brown, Jo Miller, and Pat Batdorff.
President Report: Reported
shuffler tournament attendance is down especially with Amateurs. Club
Presidents asked to encourage amateurs to come out and play.
At the State Level of business, the suspension of lady shuffler
Helen Biaggi is a confidential personnel matter, discussion is thereby
limited, and a vote was taken at the FSA meeting held on September 29,
2018 confirming Helen’s suspension remains for one year. The
SWCD is looking for an Alternate State Delegate.
Minutes read from March 3, 2018 meeting.
Motion made by Tom Putnum to approve, seconded and motion carried.
Treasurer Report: Reported
a deficit of $414.22 with an ending balance in checking account of
$2,859.04. $5,000 was taken
from a current money market account and reinvested into a CD at Hancock
Bank for better interest. Total
assets on 9/30/2018 - $16,509.95. Report
Brad Thomas reported the new
Preview is for sale with one free copy provided to each President and
Nancy Scalfani reported one State Am moved to Pro.
On FSA Website under Shuffler Data-All Shufflers, 24 pages appear
with shufflers names with 180 names per page.
Nancy will be cleaning up these pages to reflect current shufflers
and requested Club Presidents to review list and identify deceased
shufflers and those who no longer play.
Report findings to Nancy.
Brown suggests promoting sale of Preview to all shufflers
for good reference source and handbook of rules.
John Brown recapped items from the State Fall Meeting held on
October 13, 2018 and said more detail is in his October 16, 2018 Bradenton
A new Amateur Tournament of Champions is coming to
Sebring in 2019 for both District and State Ams. Amateurs
placing in a tournament makes you eligible for play in this Champ Tourney
(a name list will be maintained).
The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on January 14,
2019 in Clearwater; tickets $35. SWCD Shufflers are encouraged to attend.
Joyce Smith and Frank Brown have tickets.
St. Pete Mirror Lake is asking to hold the State
Masters Tournament in 2020.
A club holding a state tournament must get a sponsor,
failing to do so can result in host club losing the host of that
tournament in future. Joyce Marquis
affirmed for tournaments held at Bradenton Club, the SWCD is responsible
for sponsors, not the BSC.
voted beginning next season for a one-year test for Districts hosting
Amateur State Tournaments can opt for frame games or limited frame games
in lieu of 75-point games.
Tournament Directors: Joyce Marquis reported all is
good thus far.
Discuss/Vote on Bunches
State has authorized bunching of byes.
It has worked well in getting shufflers on the court instead of
waiting for a count on day one. A
motion was made by Joyce Marquis to continue to bunch byes, seconded by
Tom Putnam. UNANIMOUS VOTE
Discuss State Ams playing
in Friday Tournaments for Masters Points
Standard reported a better turnout at the Amateur Draw Tournaments vs.
playing Mingle/Mingle. Last
year’s decision still stands: in Friday Amateur Tournaments State Ams
continue to earn Master Points, no move-up points for St. Ams, and a team
must consist of one St. Am and one District Am.
Number of shots in
Directors to inquire what players want for setups otherwise it will remain
at ten (10) shots.
Numbers of shots in
To be kept at four (4) shots.
Schedule: Frames vs.
decision will be left to Host Clubs. President Stannard reports current
schedule is at 50/50.
points for both District and State Am Tournaments:
A current problem exists with District and State Am shufflers
earning immediate move-up points at Friday tournaments due to low player
turnout. Joyce confirmed low
turnout at these tournaments. Suggestions
to remedy were recommended. A
motion was made by Nancy Scalfani for District and St Ams tournaments with less than 12 teams, the points will be cut in half
resulting in players in the Main will get only 1/2 point; and consolation
will get 1/4 point. Motion
amended by Nancy S. to read “Effective October 1, 2019 if an Amateur
Tournament is played with less than twelve (12) teams, the move-up points
will be cut in half.” Motion
seconded by Joyce Marquis. MOTION
SWCD Expenditures for
Helen Biaggi Lawsuit
Hartzler made a motion “SWCD does not want FSA spending more than
$2,000.00 on the Helen Biaggi incident.”
Joyce Marquis seconded. Members
present discussed and asked our President to write a letter to FSA stating
our motion. MOTION CARRIED.
Secretary for SWCD