Last Saturday, 9 of us traveled to Cathedral City to attend District 5″s Spring meeting. District 5 takes in the Palm Springs to Indio area and a large part of it’s members are snow-birds. They have 2 meetings per year, one in the fall, as the members arrive for the winter, and one in the spring, before they all leave for the summer.
The meeting was presided over by President Russel Smart. Russel is also 3rd Vice president of CSA.(California Shuffleboard Association).
Along with Marolyn and I, were Sharron Brown, 2nd VP of CSA and her husband Julian, Nelda Lichtwald, 2nd VP of CSA and her husband Robert, and Rocky Raver, secretary of CSA. Along for the ride were Jan and Leroy Zerr, last year’s National Doubles winners.
The meeting started on time and went smoothly, with a report from Gene Eager on his efforts to attract new clubs to the District. Of the 4 he visited, one looks promising. Next were the reports from the club Presidents, all of which were concise and detailed. They included the number of members, new members, placing of their teams in the leagues, and individual trophies won.
District 5 has 2 leagues. The fun league is called Desert Shufflers. These teams play for fun, with time for refreshments and socializing. No stats are kept. The serious league is called High Ten. It is more like our league, with trophies given at the end of the year.
After the meeting, we were invited to play a game on their boards. A four board facility, nicely kept and had windows overlooking the pool. Refreshments were served by Barbara Smart, the President’s wife. The boards were medium speed and had some interesting drifts to them. Very nice.
To cap off the day, six of us more adventurous ones, took advantage of being in Palm Springs and visited Ruby’s for a late lunch. Also to celebrate Jan Zerr’s birthday,(39?)
All in all, a nice day with our sister desert district.