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HORSESHOE PITCHING GUIDE

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    Organize a horseshoe league for club members or between three or more horseshoe clubs.
    Secure following officials for tournaments, leagues, contests and matches: Director of meet, clerks and assistants, official scorer and referee and groundkeepers.
    Select a prize committee, secure prize medals or trophies for the various events, merchandise and donations from business firms, individuals, club funds or tournament fees.
    Hold an annual meeting for the election of officers the second week in September of each year. All other meetings are called at the direction of the officers.
    The officers should see that the dues are paid promptly and keep the club members enthused, so that a lack of interest will not exist. Exhibition matches should be held for the members. Noted horseshoe pitchers from the nearest points should be gotten in touch with. They would gladly assist any club in keeping up the interest in the game.
    Get in touch with the officials of county fair associations and hold a county tournament for the championship of that county or several counties.     Then forward to the state secretary the scores and winners of such tournaments.
    Medals and trophy cups are suitable prizes for such tournaments. Get newspapers or the county officials of fair associations, or business firms or individuals to put up prizes.

How to Organize a State Horseshoe Association

    Call together the officers of the several horseshoe clubs in a state and explain the purpose of the meeting; get their views on the matter, and organize a temporary organization, with officers such as a chairman and secretary.
    Then proceed to elect the necessary officers, a president, secretary, treasurer and a board of directors.
    The board of directors consist of seven members, and they appoint as many vice presidents as they may deem necessary. The elective officers are a part of the board of directors.
    When taking the steps to organize a state association, those interested should write to other state associations and the secretary of the national association for all the information that is necessary.
    State associations have jurisdiction over all county, state and other tournaments, contests and matches held within the state. They regulate the game in such a manner that the national constitution, rules and all other details concerning the horseshoe game are strictly adhered to.
    They make schedules, give out information on the game throughout the state to those who are interested in the game, issue charters to clubs, hold and conduct state