COMMENTS FROM THE SEC/TREASURER
Congratulations to all the Florida members who were able to compete in
this year’s World Tournament. I regret that I was not able to go this year but
am hoping to make it to the next two since they will be so much closer to
Florida. I had a great time when I went to the one held in York, PA and I look
forward to pitching with people from all over the country again.
As of this writing we have 330 adult and 6 junior NHPA
members. This is down from last year’s total of 343 adults and 11 juniors. I
noticed that last year’s numbers had decreased from the previous year, too. We
could all benefit from increasing our membership and one way to do that is to
invite someone along to pitch in your league. Try brining a new person each
month, if you can. They might not all stick around but a few might!
Some of you have sent me your dues for 2011 already but I am
not yet able to send you your 2011 cards as I will not get them until sometime
in October. I will send your cards out as soon as the new batch arrives. For the rest of you, please start sending in
your membership renewal forms in October.
from the 2nd Vice President
Some Florida horseshoe
pitchers are just diehards! Pitching in
94°+ weather in Melbourne on August 14th—what kind
of crazy people are we? What about the
ones who pitched in June and July? I must say I’m amazed at how much you can
enjoy the sport and fellowship of horseshoes, even in the heat. This was just a
taste for the coming months as the weather permits more outside movement. Someday, Dale & I will have the time and
be able to travel to the World Tournament.
That must be quite an extraordinary opportunity to be with so many
pitchers in one (air-conditioned) place.
For now, we’ll settle for our state (a/c or no) and hope to see some of
you out there soon. Don’t forget to
visit the FSHPA website at fshpa.com or the NHPA website at
horseshoepitching.com to find out how everyone did at the World and keep up on