Nothing much has happened in the world of Florida Horseshoe since the June newsletter; therefore I have just a few comments.


First I would like to address the two open positions on the Executive Council. Both Ron Deckard and I are not seeking reelection as mentioned in the June newsletter. I have appointed John Peplinski to chair the Nomination/Election committee and we are looking for two members to be on this committee. It will be the committee’s responsibility to actively seek candidates to fill the President and First VP position. Anyone interested in filling one of these positions should notify John Peplinski in writing.


In addition to the two EC positions we have two appointed positions that need to be filled as well. They are; Historian and Promotional Chairman. Historian was vacated by the passing of Warren Woolsey. I received a letter from Jim Smith, resigning from his position as Promotional Chairman. Jim has been our Promotional Chairman for the past nine years and I thank him for his talent and dedication. He will be dearly missed and I wish him and Joyce the best. Please contact me if you are interested in filling one of the positions mentioned. This is your association, GET INVOLVED!


Florida was represented by 23 participants at the World Tournament held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Ron Ryan won the Elders D-2 Class and Ron Deckard defended his title as Senior World Champion by winning his fourth title in a row. He also won the Senior Class A. Congratulations to both Ron’s. Congratulations to two members that finished second in their class; Sam Caincross in Men’s D-1 and Charles Pendleton in Elders G-1.


Hope everyone had a safe summer and I am looking forward  to seeing you during the upcoming season.


Our next council meeting will be held at the Orlando HSC, October 29th starting at 10AM.


Bob Hilpertshauser