Listowel Curling Club Newsletter 2019-2020

Manager’s Remarks

We would like to welcome everyone back for another great year of curling.  We plan on starting the curling season on Monday, October 28th, 2019.

For our third year in a row we have had an extremely busy summer working on the Curling Club. Within the last two years we have replaced the rocks insert, adding a RO water system and replaced our roof. This summer under the supervision of Rhonda Donegan and her army of helpers we have painted all the walls in the ice surface, built a shed attached to the ice to hold the water tank and the ice scrapper. The club room has been painted along with new flooring in all areas. The kitchen has seen a huge renovation with new cupboards, sinks with the wall being opened a bit and new lighting and electrical. Lastly we bought a new compressor for the club which had been on its last legs. This will ensure now the whole ice plant is in great shape.  The total renovations will be complete in the next couple of weeks and encourage all to come and check it out on the 5th. We also had a donation of a slightly used big screen television which is mounted on the wall of banners.

The next area we will be addressing in the following  year will be a basement renovation. Great job to all involved in putting the many hours of volunteer work to make this a huge success.

The curling club is hosting a social spaghetti dinner for a registration night this year on Saturday October 5th starting at 5 pm. Come out and sign up for your league, pay your registration, sign up for 50/50 and volunteer duty for the 2019 season. This summer has been quite busy at the club with renovations going on inside come see the new look for your club.

This year we have Rowan's Law waivers that need to be signed by members that are under the age of 26 years old so when printing off your registration form on line be sure to print the Rowan's Law waiver. (Will be loaded this week onto the website.) Fees we have left the same as last year with an addiction of a late fee of $50 to memberships paid after November 11 to leagues starting October 28.

Steve Rathwell has been elected as President with Adam Coghlin as VP. Steve has been President for many years and we welcome him back.   Bruce Hahn will be Director of Ice with Don Wilken back as the Head Ice Technician role who brings a lot of experience to the job along with being a member of our club. Rhonda Donegan is back on the Board and will coordinate Volunteers and Katie Snell heading up the Secretary job.  Jamie Weishar will look after the Junior Programs with Howie Pruden as Treasurer and General Manager. We welcome Hilary Nuhn onto the Board who will be a Director at Large helping out where need and overseeing Social Media.

Registration forms are to be returned by October 10th 2019 along with full payment.  You can pay by cash, cheque, Visa, M/C, Amex or Debit. You can register on line at our website @ www.listowelcurlingclub.com. You can come to the Club on Saturday October 5th to pay and register as we have a Dinner and tour of the club that night starting at 5 pm to 10pm.

We are offering again this year having the option to prepay the 50/50 draw for the year, instead of having to fill out the sheet each week. Help support the club on this fund raiser and don’t miss a week by taking advantage of the prepay program. The first draw will be November 6th and last March 25th.  There will 20 draws and prepaying would be 40 dollars. 

We will be asking all curlers that curl in a competition to register on line.  Go to the OCA website and follow the guidelines to register.  Website: http://www.ontcurl.com/ and go to “enter a competition”.

We continue to update our website and encourage you to use it for registration, news, scores and game times.  The address is www.listowelcurlingclub.com and we would like your feedback on it.  We are looking forward to an exciting year and we encourage all members to bring friends out and try our sport.

Volunteers

Volunteering at the club is a great way to socialize, meet new people, have fun and support the Club. Thanks to everyone who made the 2018-2019 curling season a success. Volunteer duties will be posted on the Communication Board. Please sign up by December 1st for a duty or you have the option of paying $100 to be exempt from a duty.