Some More Sad News. – August 7, 2020

I just heard from one of our members that Pete (Bryant) Peterson had passed away after a long illness. Pete had been a member of our club since 2004 and he played in our Northern District Tournaments as a Pro. When he became ill, he relocated to Gainesville to live with his daughter. He will be missed by so many of us especially the Sunday shuffleboard Pro group.   Sorry I do not know any more information than that. Please everyone…Stay Safe!

Pete Peterson

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Notice About Tournaments This Fall – July 30, 2020

Hello everyone. I would like to bring you up to date on the
results of our Board meeting yesterday. Recently, we received a
request from the President of the Northern District to send her
feedback regarding possible tournament play this fall. She
requested ideas for safe play and asked for input regarding any
discussions with local officials. Lorraine also wanted to know
how the officers of the member clubs felt about opening for
tournaments. This input will be sent to the State officers who
are trying to put together guidelines for play.

After much discussion the Board felt that we could not safely
host a tournament given today’s current situation and voted 6
to 1 to let the District know that barring some unforeseen
major improvement we would not be hosting our scheduled
October tournament . There are many issues to work on before
anyone can host a tournament and there is no guarantee that
there will be any tournament play this fall. The District
President, Lorraine Layton, is supportive of our stance and feels
similarly . She was very impressed with our current safety
protocols for daily play and has sent them along to the State.
None of us want to see tournament play return more that the
members of the Board. However, it has to be safe not only for
the players but folks we ask to help work the event. We will
keep working as hard as we can to help get things going again.
Thank you to all players who help keep us safe with your good
daily play habits. A big thank you also to our “hosts” who are
putting in so much work!
Stay safe

Zak Wonson

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Opening Again on Friday, July 24, 2020

Hi everyone. Hope all is well. I am letting you know that we will be reopening the shuffleboard courts on Friday, July 24. Play will resume under our post covid rules at the normal times, 10am Monday through Saturday. We will have a change to nighttime play. We will play on Tuesday evening only at 6:30. If we are unable to play on Tuesday due to storms then the courts will be open on Thursday evening.
The member who is being tested for exposure to someone who has tested positive to covid still has not heard any results. Evidently there is a backlog and it may be a while yet. In the meantime I have asked this person to stay away from the facility. I have also asked the folks that were with this person at the facility to hold their return until we hear test results.
Mike Beall and I completed a thorough sanitizing of the outside court area as well as the inside of the cue house. We will continue play with our current safety protocols.
Thank you all for your patience and I hope to see you at the courts soon. Cindy and I are hosting on Friday.
Zak Wonson

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Notice To All, July 22, 2020

I will plan to spray all surfaces in the cue house on Sunday with
disinfectant. Please stay away from the facility until I send a reopening
Stay safe. See you soon.
Zak Wonson

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A notice From Our President – July 18, 2020

I have been notified by a member that he was exposed to someone that has tested positive for Covid-19. Our member has been tested and we are awaiting results. All members that he played with have been notified. I think it prudent that we close the club until we get the results of testing. If all is well we will reopen and I will let you all know via email.

I will plan to spray all surfaces in the cue house on Sunday with
disinfectant. Please stay away from the facility until I send a reopening
Stay safe. See you soon.
Zak Wonson

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Something to Smile About – July 12, 2020

On Friday June 12th a photographer came by from the newspaper and was photographing a few of us playing shuffleboard. If you don’t get the paper, thought you might enjoy seeing friends. Hope to see you all on the courts soon.


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Milt Wordelman from Deland – June 28, 2020

Milt was well known as the man responsible for our Intercity Competition.
I am deeply saddened to report to you that Milt Wordelman passed away early Saturday morning at Woodland Towers which is an assisted living facility in Deland. He celebrated his 90th birthday just a few days ago.
I do not know what funeral arrangements have been made if any but I will keep you informed as soon as I know.
Milt became ill about three weeks ago and was taken to the ER by his step son. He was admitted and treated at the hospital for two days and released to Ridgecrest rehabilitation center for several more days. He and his family made the decision for Milt to move into Woodland Towers where he was for only a week before his death.

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Covid 19 Protocol June 27, 2020

We all agreed on our safety measures. When they were put in place life for us was different. We were all essentially quarantined. Not much was open and we could control our personal situation much easier. Not so today. Things have opened up. People are hosting friends and family at their homes and going out to dinner,etc. For many of us we don’t have control of our environment. We were getting cases in the hundreds and today it was 9,500.
Here again are the safety protocols:
* The only people in the cue house are the hosts for the day. Period. No one else needs be there.
* The hosts put out all equipment and get the courts ready. Please put out the hand carrier with sanitizer, etc.
* Before play please remind all not to pick up discs. Use gloves if sweeping and to put all trash in outside receptacles. Not in clubhouse. There is no more recycling.
* Hosts should wear gloves when handling discs, etc. Use plenty of sanitizer as well. We have a lot.
* Hosts call out all court assignments and sanitize the tray and discs.
* Hosts clean all discs and spray the carrier handles, broom handles and door latches before leaving. Don’t wipe it off. It needs to stay on for one minute.
*Cues should be kept at home. I have given Rex a pass on this because of his motorcycle.
* All board members. If you see anyone that won’t follow these instructions use your discretion in asking them to leave.

I don’t like being the bad guy here. But let’s face it. Someone will get this virus. Let’s try to do our part to prolong its happening. Use gloves/bathe in sanitizer and keep people outside..

I will now climb off of my soapbox and go for a swim.


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Just a Quick Note – June 15, 2020

Just a quick note to let you know that we do not have anyone to open the Cue House for Tuesday night (June 16) play this so we will have to cancel play for just this Tuesday Night only.  See you on the courts.  Ciao!

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Back To Regular Shuffleboard Play – June 12, 2020

We are resuming our normal play dates and times beginning tomorrow. Our current covid safe measures will stay in place. We will have a host handling the discs ansetting up each day. 10:00 am Mon thru Sat, 6:30 pm Tues and Thurs nights. See you on the courts.

Monday – Bonnie and Randy
Tuesday – Arlene and Jerry
Tuesday night – Mike
Wednesday – Dennis
Thursday – Cindy and Zak
Thursday night – Tom
Friday – Barb and John
Saturday – Cindy and Zak

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