Fall 2017 Newsletter

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Hello Curlers!   Welcome to the inaugural year of the Nepean 9th-Enders Curling Club!

In addition to a new name, we’ve adopted a logo, mission statement and tagline.

Our mission is to have fun on and off the ice.  We offer an opportunity to curl without judgment; encouraging first time and experienced curlers to play and grow together.  All are welcome.

And, tagline:  Curling Rocks!  Have fun with us!  Be Safe!

Our first curling night is coming up- Friday, November 3rd so we are just starting our recruitment drive.  Our VP Ann Alain will be spearheading this drive.  We have discussed a number of initiatives for recruiting new members so it is important to know who will be returning this year. If you could kindly advise Ann whether or not you will be available full time, part time or spare, that would greatly assist us in preparing for the upcoming year.  For spares who would like to become regular members, this is a great time to join.

As you are aware, we’re always looking for new members so we would like to ask everyone for their assistance in recruiting new members.  If you know anyone who’s interested, family, friends, neighbours or co-workers, please have them send their contact information to Ann at Nepean9thEndersCurling@gmail.com, your assistance is appreciated.

We plan to have another curling clinic again this year, tentatively scheduled for Thursday November 2nd.  While this is primarily intended for new curlers, other curlers who would like to refine their technique are invited to attend should space allow.

Please note that this year we will be curling on sheets F to J and we have a new starting time 7:15 pm sharp on Friday evenings.  Also please arrive at the rink 10-15 minutes before the launch of the first rock so you are ready to go at 7:15pm.  The change in time was introduced by the Sportsplex to provide more time for staff to prepare the ice.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Web Master Al Kuiper and our Vice-President Ann Allain for their work over the summer! 

Al designed our new 9th-Enders website complete with a logo as well as the Facebook Page.  Please bookmark nepean9thenders.ca in your browser. To join the Facebook page, enter ‘Nepean Ninth-Enders Curling Club’ in the search bar.

Ann organized the summer bar-b-que which gave us the opportunity to touch base between seasons.

I would also like to thank Sean Rathwell as he provided a very interesting historical background on the beginnings of our club which started in 1970.  To note that Sean has been affiliated with the club since 1977!  He was also kind enough to provide a club photo as well as picture of Santa Bill (Sean’s dad).

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