Dear Fellow Curlers:
We are very pleased to have our 2014-15 Membership Application forms posted on our WCC revised and improving web site (www.wellandcurlingclub.com).
In drafting this year’s membership fee schedule a balance was sought between the needs of our members and the viability of the club. Membership fees in the 2013-14 fiscal year would have needed to increase by over 30% to bring the Club to a breakeven position. This is not competitive nor would it be palatable to our members. Increasing membership numbers, not fees is what’s required.
To that end we have increased the number of membership options to entice new curlers, maintain past members and reward membership (membership versus pay per game). We believe our curling environment improved dramatically this past year with the new heating system (at a cost of $145 per member). Yet this year’s membership fees in a few categories have decreased and a Full Unrestricted membership increased by only $4.55.
We have compared our fee structure with Niagara’s other curling clubs (as well as other means of entertainment, exercise and socialization) and we believe we are very competitive.
We hope you look forward to curling this year and please accept our sincere appreciation for your support in being a member of the Welland Curling Club.
Sincerely Matt Botden
PS: 1) Open House will be Oct 14-18, 1:30 to 3:30 and 6:30 to 8:30 weekdays and 1:30 to 3:30 Saturday.
2) Keeping our ice clean is very important and old grippers are the biggest problem. Grippers will be on sale during the Open House - 2 for $20 (regularly $15 each) HST included.
3) Please help our future by introducing a new member to our club. Thank you.