Since the Annual General Meeting in March 2009 when a new board of directors was appointed, the executive has been looking for ways to recruit and retain membership. At the executive meetings held April 7 and Sept. 28 many ideas were discussed.
Among the new ideas put forward is the start of a Nipawin Evergreen Curling Club website which could keep members informed and provide data for newcomers to town as well as giving out-of-towners interested in club events some contact and date information.
Another major change suggested is to revamp the Little Rockers Program. After a year with no organized program for kids interested in learning skills, the executive has proposed an organizing committee for Little Rockers. The concept is that a core group of experienced curlers would co-ordinate club volunteers to help the young curlers have fun learning and playing the great game of curling. This type of program would require much co-operation from parents and club members.
Regular men’s, ladies’, mixed and seniors’ curling probably won’t change much this year, but will continue to build on the success that has been happening the past few years. As always, league co-ordinators welcome suggestions and offers of assistance from anyone!
Since the curling ice is going in early this year, the club plans to kick off with a Learn to Curl Clinic on Oct. 21. (Oct. 27 for alternate or follow-up.) There may be a junior learn to curl clinic as well, if enough interest is shown.
Other club events coming up in the 2009-10 season include a Provincial Junior Qualifying bonspiel in early November, the Second Annual Cash Bonspiel in the latter part of November, annual Men’s’ Ladies’ and Seniors’ bonspiels as well as the SCA Senior Provincial Ladies Playdowns which we are hosting Feb. 17-21, 2010.
The executive would also like to set up some “fun” club events (Glow Curling, Boxing Day Fun ‘Spiel…), so anyone with ideas or suggestions please contact any of the executive: Co-Presidents – Mike McClelland and Sharyl Bigelow, Secretary/Treasurer – Jodi Bruce, Directors – Keith Boxall, Earl Lindsay, Barry Lyons, Greg Tebbutt and Lea Werrett.