The OSA would like to extend congratulations and best wishes to President Carl Rogerson and his First Lady Ella, on their 70th wedding anniversary, April 19th, 2022.
About Carl and Ella as sent to us by their daughter, Sue Rogerson:
Carl and Ella Rogerson were married in Alliston, Ontario on April 19th 1952. At the time Carl was working on the railway and Mom was working the boats through the locks in Coldwater, ON.
Shortly after they were married they moved to MacTier, ON as Dad continued to work on the railway their first child was then born in Parry Sound, On. A short time later they moved to North Bay, ON where Dad continued to work on the railway.
In 1957 Carl bought his first home and opened his own business in the garage at the back of the home. That business was a repair business of acetylene torches and regulators. He stayed there for a number of years and then relocated into a large building where he then sold oxygen, acetylene, and all kinds of associated parts. That business was sold and he went into eighteen wheelers hauling all over North America, at one time he had at least 20 rigs in the fleet.
Over the 70 years of marriage they have raised six children: 3 boys and 3 girls. Unfortunately they just lost their youngest daughter in March. The rest of the family are doing well. They have 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Dad has spent the last 40 years in the sea-container business, selling, renting, delivering and to this day is still selling, renting and delivering containers. Thirty years ago they began to go to Florida in the winters and that is where he was introduced to the game of Shuffleboard reaching his Pro status.
Webmasters Note: Following several years of service on the OSA board, Carl was elected president in June 2018, a position he has held since. On the courts, Carl is well known for his white western hat and dapper curled moustache, AND for being a formidable opponent! (Great as a partner of course!).