News of our Friend Dave Martin – May 24, 2020

Dave Martin was a very special person who many of us knew well from the shuffleboard tournaments. I got a message from Al Dronsfield that I felt I should share with those who knew him.
“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

Obituary for Dave Martin

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Please Note Time Change – 5/23/20

Please Note. Beginning next week we will move play time to 10am start time due to parking and heat.   We will continue to play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am and Thursday at 6:30 pm until further approval from the city.  Thanks.

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Friday’s Shuffleboard Play – 5/22/20

We all got together for a little shuffleboard today. Fortini’s were in charge of the cue house. Approximately Thirteen (13) shufflers came to play. A good start for the Memorial Day weekend.

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Post Covid-19 Shuffleboard Play -May 18, 2020

The very first authorized post Covid-19 shuffleboard play started at 1:30 pm today. Eight (8) shufflers played on two (2)courts. Everything seemed to be working well as per Zak Wonson’s directive. It seemed to be very noticeable that the discs ran very smoothly and quietly during play because of the efforts of Zak using 1000 grit sandpaper on the old discs. Follow Zak’s schedule for additional play this week.

More pictures from play.


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Vandalism on our Courts. – May 17, 2020

We have been having problems with vandalism on our courts. Kids riding bikes and skateboards that damage the courts. Yesterday after the crew worked so hard waxing and cleaning the courts, Marty Bystrom caught pictures of the kids doing the damage. The picture was sent to the police and this was their answer. Please take pictures of the kids if you see them and call the police to report the crime.  Do you recognize these kids?

” Lt. Kirk sent me the email and photos that were sent to him about the juveniles on the shuffle board courts.  I am going to notify all officers to extra patrol the courts and trespass anyone clearly violating the rules and operating recreational wheeled vehicles (skateboards, bicycles, etc..) on the courts.  In the future if any members or the club or anyone at all, sees someone on the courts who do not belong can you please instruct them to call 386-424-2000, this is the non-emergency number and an officer can respond to the scene to issue the trespass warning or make an arrest if a vandalism is occurring.  We try to patrol all of the city parks regularly, but with the increase in beach traffic and call volume, it can be difficult for officers to have the time to do so on some days. However, when we are notified and a call for service is created, an officer will always respond to the scene as soon as they are able.  We will try to identify the juveniles in the photos we received so they can be issued trespass warnings from the courts. “

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Courts Ready For Play – May 17, 2020

Rich Kordeleski’s court maintenance crew waxed the courts this Sunday morning and they look great (see pictures). Also, there is a picture of the city’s new installed key pad lock system on the West door of the cue house. They also installed a deadbolt lock on the East side door of the cue house. Refer to Zak’s note to club for this upcoming week’s shuffleboard play details.  

membership 5.16.20  Letter from Zak.

More Pictures of the Courts

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Sterilizing The Courts – 5/16/20

Walked down to the courts today and Mike, Tom and Rich we’re power washing and sterilizing the courts before waxing on Sunday. Hard work getting us ready to play.

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