PORT ELGIN CURLING CLUB (PECC)
Welcome to our 2023-2024 Curling Season!
Port Elgin Curling Club is on Facebook
Online and In Person Registration
Online Registration will be open from September 5th through to October 22nd.
Go to https://portelgincurlingclub.com and as a returning member, click on "Members Home. At the top of the page, you will see the link that will enable you to pick what type of membership you would like and the leagues in which you’d like to play. Next step? You can pay by e-transfer or you can stop by the curling club during our in-person registration days and pay by cheque.
If you are a new member, please set up your account and password on the site prior to registration.
Alternatively, we will be available for In Person Registration on Wednesday September 27th & Thursday September 28th from 7:00 to 9:00pm. There will be volunteers to help you get registered through the Online website or transfer your information from hard copy forms into the website database on your behalf
The following are basic fees, including HST
Multiple leagues, 2 draws (full season) - $430.00
Multiple leagues, 1 draw (half season) - $225.00
One league 2 draws (full season) - $330.00
One league 1 draw (half season) - $185.00
Youth 2 draws (full season) - $110.00
Youth 1 draw (half season) $65.00
Junior (full season) - $65.00
Learn to Curl (8 weeks) - $165.00
NEW MEMBER INCENTIVES
We will continue to offer discounted pricing to new members for their first season. There will be a $60 discount of multiple or one league membership for Adults.
The survival of the club depends on the recruitment and retention of new members. It is up to us, as members of the club, to welcome these new curlers into our groups both on and off the ice. The ultimate goal is to see them return year after year. So please, let’s all be ambassadors for our club.
Lockers will be available for $10.00 for the season. If you require a locker or have any questions, please see Gary Hamer.
Membership Drive Initiatives
The Membership Committee is working hard to attract new members and continue to have a fun atmosphere for existing members.
- Open House and Try Curling signs will be posted throughout Saugeen Shores starting mid September
- Open House “Try Curling” will be held at the Curling Club on Wednesday October 18th and Thursday October 19th 6:30 to 8:30 pm as well as Saturday October 21st at 10:00 am through to 2:00 pm
- Social Media promotion of the Open House and Learn to Curl
- PECC will participate in Pumpkinfest. The CurlOn curling “rink” will be there for people to try curling
- Radio interview on 97.9 ‘The Bruce’ to discuss the Open House and Learn to Curl
- Rotary Sign at Independent grocery with Open House & LTC information
- Postcard with LTC information to be handed out at Pumpkinfest
- Leisure Fair will have a booth to promote curling mid September
- One day Bonspiel (possibly) the first week of December
MEMBER WORK DUTIES
All members are Volunteers of the Club. This year we are reinstating the $200.00 contribution to Volunteer Work Duties. The $200.00 will be part of your registration but will be refunded as soon as you have completed the required Volunteer hours. This process will replace the post dated cheques used in the past.
You can choose to not do Volunteer Work Duties, thus we thank you for your upfront contribution
If you prefer to sign up for and particpate in Volunteer Work Duty, and are registering for one draw only you are asked to complete 3 hours of Volunteer work duty. Once these hours are complete the $200.00 contribution will be refunded.
If you are registering for two draws you are asked to complete 6 hours of Volunteer Work Duty. Once these hours are complete the $200.00 contribution will be refunded.
Work duty will be posted in the club and requests for help will be sent electronically. Please help out when you can! We always need volunteers to work on committees such as: Scheduling, Super Spiel, Special Events, etc. This is YOUR club, Volunteer help is greatly appreciated. Contact any Board Member for more details and watch for Work Duty postings outside the change rooms.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
There will only be one Annual General Membership meeting this year as per the new bylaws. We ask that all members attend the meeting. Date of the 2024 meeting information to follow.
SKIP’S CHOICE LEAGUE CURLING
This league consists of teams of 4 or 5 people who decide they want to play together and enter a team in the league at the beginning of the curling season. The games are played on Thursday night but depending on the number of teams entered and the number of available nights to play, there could be a need to have some games played outside of the Thursday night schedule. There will be 2/3 flights depending on numbers. Each team will play every team in their flight. Teams will move up and down flights depending on the resulting points from the completed round robin. Points will be based on win = 2pts, tie = 1pt, loss = 0pts
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM non-members are welcome to play and they “pay-as-you-play” (members curl for free). This is non-competitive fun for adults of all ages. No need to register – just be at the club at 12:40 pm.
We would like to have one sheet of ice designated for Ladies to encourage some fun afternoon curling or extra practice time for new or existing members.
Doubles league runs Wednesday afternoon and evening. Doubles curling is growing in interest and gaining popularity. Mixed Doubles is now played in more countries of the world than the traditional game itself. Beyond the obvious, a two-person team versus a four-person team, the core element of the game itself remains intact in the Doubles game. Teams can be mixed, or of the same gender, young or mature curlers.
More information will be available on registration night or visit www.ontcurl.com for a detailed description of the game.
Last year we opened up Tuesday Evening for anyone interested in curling. You will be able to sign up as a single, a couple or a team. Contact information to follow.
Monday Afternoon Ladies and Monday Evening Men’s leagues will continue as per usual.
SAUGEEN SHORES JUNIOR CURLING AND U18 PROGRAM
The Junior program is similar to ‘Learn to Curl’ with development of curling skills each week followed by a short game to practice what was learned. Juniors are on the ice Sunday afternoons from 1pm - 2:30pm.
If anyone is interested in helping with the Junior Curling Program please contact Will Quibell. All assistance in developing our Junior members is greatly appreciated.
Juniors are the future of our Saugeen Shores Curling Club!!
LEARN TO CURL PROGRAM
Starting: October 25th at 6:45pm - 8:00pm. Duration: 8 weeks.
First 3 weeks: classroom and on ice instruction. The last 5 weeks you will be playing on teams. Start time will vary. You will be advised during week one of the on ice start time.
Cost is $165.00.
There will be Open House on Wednesday October 18th and Thursday October 19th 6:30 to 8:30 pm and Saturday October 21st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. We invite you to join us, take to the ice and throw some rocks as an individual or with your neighbours, friends, team or colleagues – one of our experienced members will take you through the basics.
Regular curling starts on Monday October 23rd
SMART SERVE TRAINING (See Smart Serve requirements on final page)
All members who wish to be behind the bar or serve as a bartender during special events are required to have their Smart Serve certification. This certification may be obtained online by going to www.smartserve.ca.
- It is the expectation that when spares are required, the following order of spare selection shall be made:
- All members who have signed up to be on the draws spares list.
- Full membership members from other draws.
- One league curlers.
- Sparing rules for play-offs will be determined by the schedulers
Members can only spare in the draw for which they have paid their membership.
- If you make the play-offs you can play during the play-offs representing the team you were part of. You may also spare during the play-offs for any team that played in the draw you were part of. Members can only spare for their own draws during regular play.
- Single league members may spare up to 3 times each draw in any other league.
- Non members may now spare up to 3 times per season at a cost of $10. Funds to be collected by team skip and passed on to league scheduler who will pass on to Treasurer.
Members can obtain a club key from the Vice President, John Leithead. There is a $10.00 deposit on the key if you currently have no key. Your key number will be recorded for future reference.
SUPERSPIEL XXXXI (This is the 41th Year )
SCHEDULERS FOR 2023/24 SEASON
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors will be working on your behalf to make this curling year and future years as enjoyable and economical as possible. The board will do its best to keep you informed as to all that pertains to the club and its operation.
The Board of Directors is an informative venue to learn firsthand how the facility operates from a business standpoint. It also provides you with a unique opportunity to effectively participate in the moulding and improvement of policies and operations procedures affecting the club.
Port Elgin Curling Club Board of Directors 2023-24
President Debbie Struys
Vice-President John Leithead
Treasurer Cheryl Reaburn
Secretary Nora Charbonneau
Director – House & Building Open
Director – CurlON Open
Director – Scheduling Karen Crabbe
Director – Membership Nancy Frank
Director – Communications/Publicity Adel Middleton
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director Special Events Will Quibell
Director – Rentals Ed Buckle Others Who Assist in Curling Club Operations
Bar Managers TBD
Ice Manager Joel Smith
Kitchen & Catering Rob Lush
Housekeeping Laurie Fleming
Updated Smart Serve Requirements
The Smart serve requirements have been updated by the AGCO, the information below outlines the new requirements. NOTE that there is a discounted rate for recertification before your existing certificate expires.
All information is on line at www.smartserve.ca you are also required to take the test online which will be proctored.
Certificate holders must recertify before their certificate expires in order to maintain a valid certificate. Existing certificate holders can check their certificate expiry date by logging into their Smart Serve account.