–September 24th CCCM meeting Calgary Curling Club
Jodi Wright, Darren Proutt, Kathleen Redford, Stasia Perkins,
Al Whapham , Don MacDougall, Dan Bubola, John Rop, Bob
called to order at 10am.
Review, seven clubs participated in the survey and those seven received a copy last spring. Any other clubs that
want a copy can get one once the survey in completed. John has suggested that we look at completing every other
have us with a balance of $13,829.81. Motion by Bob Laycock and
seconded by Jodi to leave 2015/16 CCCM dues the same. ($200)
Invoices will be available for the next meeting.
rock enhancement included how many times a club does it? It was
determined that it is necessary to consult an expert. We had three people in our meeting that have worked on
rocks and a lot of detail was passed along. The rocks need enhancing when they need enhancing.(Yogi Berra) It
will not take out any ice problems and may even extenuate ice problems.
The Board of Directors at the Calgary Curling Club would like
to host an Information day. It would include a Saturday session with speakers, lunch and round table discussions
in club areas such as marketing, facility (ice and rocks), juniors, F@B, Finance, and Board Protocol. It would
be similar to what was held at the CCC 4 years ago. All management
and directors would receive an invitation. CCC would like to host in November. CCC would cover all
costs. Bob would like to get some feedback ASAP as this committee
meets next week.
making waves re: Class C licence. Acadia has been reviewed. Class C allows members and invited
guests. They will be looking at curling club to see if we are
operating “an open pub”.
Corner Autumn Gold October 8 to 13 is a major event with Championship Quality Ice. Al W would like to offer for
“learning ice techs” to come and see the action. Maybe an
“Internship”…Call the CCC to connect with Al. ps these are volunteer
SACA update has
the SACA board meeting in the next days to create procedure/amounts etc of the 50/50 from the Continental Cup
and Brier. Thoughts are that is will be similar to the previous Brier. Huntington Hills will be hosting the
Travellers October 16-18. SACA request 2016 City Championship
dates as Acadia will be hosting. It was later determined that Acadia will be able to host March 29th
to April 1st.
Ice tech and
Club Coach Courses were well attended. CCCM clubs are reminded to post 2015/16 club bonspiels to SACA for the
up with a Sunday night league on the 27th. Installation of ice went well in the second year with a
new floor. Registration : a few during the day down but evenings up.
putting in the ice this week. Brine pumps went and the usual headaches. First league games are Oct
19th. A new masters league starts this year. A sticks
and stones league with ten teams will be starting as well.
reports all leagues are up across the board. A new mixed doubles league with 12 teams is starting this year. Ice
is being prepared now and decals are going in. A new facility
at Spray Lakes is looking like October 2016 for an opening.
big news as they have received a $120,000 grant for ice shed improvements. They will be open Oct 2. Garrison is
looking for a head ice technician. Lee Smith is recruiting with Don. Leagues are filling but Friday is down.
planning for a slower corporate year. Leagues did sell out on the first day of registration. All 180 team spots
were covered by 186 team registration. The “learn to curl” and junior bonspiel both sold out in a day. Dan
requested any clubs that are running a learn to curl (describe the program please) , send him the detail. He has
a waiting list of about 30. The only slower filling leagues are the competitive men’s which used to carry
waiting lists. Concerns for this year involve F@B costs, a slowdown
in bonspiel participation.
has new curling leadership group. Club will be open Oct 5th. Start up has its usual projects with a leaking brine pump, air exchangers, but
startec has looked after them. Lighting was changed back from LED
to a more conventional halogen. Talk to John if you are considering lighting change. Leagues are strong. Cross
promotion with the other user groups at the Springbank for All Seasons will be started this year. Hockey
players, soccer etc.. will get to try
meeting Meetings will be on Wednesdays . We are looking at November 4th. Next on the rotation is the Winter Club. We will check to confirm.
: Send bonspiels to saca, Learn to curl to Dan
Invoices for association
Confirm CWC meeting and City Championship
Feedback on open house, Ice techs Autumn GoldMinutes2