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 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.

          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) 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.  

 

 

News:

Well are you ready for it? Curling starts in 27 days! Yes that is correct the Open House starts Oct.14. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back, especially the new people who are trying curling for the first time.

In the past we have had a Golf and Curl day during the Open House week, we are looking for someone to organize this event this year. If you think you might be able to organize this event please let us know. Its a great way to kick off the curling season and end the golf season.

We are gearing up for another busy season with plenty of competitions and Bonspiels, check the calender for details. Please volunteer a bit of your time at the special events we are running, i.e. Welland Fall Fair, Seaway Mall Rock & Rings, plus any other events we may run. We need your help to run these events.

Check out our new Forum page ! Its a great way to communicate with other members if you are looking for a team or just want to talk curling! Just click on the forum page and then follow the instructions to get your password and you will be all set.