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Upcoming Events

Wed Aug 27 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Wine & Cheese & Registration
Sat Aug 30 @ 9:30AM - 05:30PM
Rocks and Rings
Sun Aug 31 @11:00AM - 05:00PM
Rocks and Rings

 August 2014

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.

      As our season’s operating costs start in September we again request payment by August 31, 2014. Please note that this payment option is discounted compared to payments received after August 31, 2014. Installment payment plans are available.

     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

President

PS:1) Join us for a Wine & Cheese registration on Wednesday August 27th , 2014 from 6:30 to 9:00pm.

      2) 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.

      3) Keeping our ice clean is very important and old grippers are the biggest problem. Grippers will beon sale during the Open House - 2 for $20 (regularly $15 each) HST included.

      4) Please help our future by introducing a new member to our club. Thank you.  

 

 

News:

The Board has been busy getting ready for the up coming season. The new registration forms will be updated shortly. Look at alll the options and decide which one is the right fit for you. We are pleased to announce that we will be offering e-transfer payments online this year. Once we have the new registration forms uploaded you will see this option. The calendar is starting to be populated with events. More details to follow and we will be sending out an email blast soon to test the system.

Cheers and enjoy the summer!