June 2014 Newsletter

Greetings Everyone,

May was a busy month and as noted in the previous April Newsletter we were successful in attaining a grant from the Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund. All four of our projects that were outlined have been put into motion. Tenders have been secured and individual contractors have been in preparing to do their work. We are also in the process of dismantling the old ice plant in the lower level of the Club. This will allow for more storage room as the ice scraper room at the end of the Ladies Lounge is beginning to overflow. As well, during the month of May the 125th L.C.V.I. Anniversary & Greenhurst Reunion was held and the Curling Club was involved with the planning of the event and running the bar for the dance. More about the dance will follow.

Many folks have registered for next years curling season and because of their Early Bird Registration their name will be put into the draw to win back their membership at this years AGM. We also have had several rentals this month that helps to pay the bills during the off season. Yes, it has been a busy month of May around the LCC!!

125th L.C.V.I. Anniversary and Greenhurst Reunion (50's, 60's & 70's):

On Saturday, May 17th the Lindsay and District Sports Hall of Fame, lead by Mike O'Reilly, and the Lindsay Curling Club joined forces to plan, organize and celebrate the 125th Anniversary of L.C.V.I. and Greenhurst Reunion. The format for the day began with a L.C.V.I. Open House that started at 1:00 pm. There were memorabilia displays, tours of the school and a "meet and greet" with former students and staff. In the evening, a dance was planned to be held at the curling club out on the ice surface between 8:00 p.m. and midnight. The band, Little Ceasar and the Consuls, were booked for the evening with an anticipated crowd of 400 to 500 people. However, advanced ticket sales soared to over 1000 and a new venue had to be booked. Luckily for the planning committee, the Lindsay Fairgrounds was available and the location of the dance was moved to the fairgrounds. As it turned out, the fairgrounds was the perfect place to hold the event of this magnitude and many compliments have been passed on to the organizing committee. I'd like to share one of the emails sent to the Club from Walter Taylor, a member of the band, Little Caesar and the Consuls.

"Hello everyone,

On behalf of Little Caesar and the Consuls I would like to congratulate the Committee for organizing such an amazing LCVI 125th and Greenhurst Reunion dance. It truly was a memorable night for us and we were thrilled to having been asked to play. Many hours and a lot of work by your Committee and others went into preparing for the weekend and what a crowd on Saturday night, it was unbelievable.

Thank you for sharing your event with us and we look forward to maybe someday bringing some music back to Lindsay.

Sincerely,

Walter

LITTLE CAESAR & THE CONSULS"

The evening was a tremendous success and we must take time to say "Thank You" to everyone who helped out with the Open House at L.C.V.I., the set up and take down of decorations at the fairgrounds, the selling of tickets, the loaning of the antique cars, the photo memorabilia display, those who worked at both the bar and the water/pop booths and finally to those who worked to take care of all the little details that made the evening so successful.

Bob Widdis deserves a lot of credit as he spent many, many hours preparing for the event. Many long days prior to the dance were spent at the Fairgrounds preparing for the evening and we need to congratulate him on a terrific job. "Thank you again Bob" it was a lot of work but it really paid off. Final numbers have yet to be tabulated, however, we anticipate that from that one event the Club will raise close to $14,000.00 dollars from our share of the profit of ticket sales and the profit from the bar. This is a great start to another year!!!!

Annual General Meeting:

Don't forget about our AGM on Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00 pm. We will be reviewing the Annual Report of the Board of Directors, Financial Statements and Activities that occurred over the past curling season. Directors will also be elected to serve on the Board for the upcoming year. We will be discussing other business that is important to you as a member of our club. Please plan to attend this very important meeting. If you are unable to attend, see attached June 2012 Minutes and a Proxy, that you can fill out and drop off at the club.

OCA Instructional Clinics:

Our OCA Club Reps, John Baldry and Sue Ledoux, are willing to organize an OCA Instructional Clinic where representatives from the Ontario Curling Association come to our club and provide clinics for the beginner to experienced curler. If interested please notify the LCC office by email, phone or by dropping in to sign up. There will be a nominal fee for the course and the amount depends on the number of participants. The club does offer a Learn to Curl program that is delivered by club members, however, this OCA resource is offered to curling clubs in the province.

Reminders for your Calendar:

Tuesday, June 24th @ 7:00 - Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, July 23rd @ 7:00 - Scheduling Meeting for League Convenors

Wednesday, September 10 - Registration for the 2014/15 curling season

Sunday, September 14th - Golf and Steak Day

September 17 - 21 Lindsay Fair - LCC works the gates

Well, that is about all for now. Just a reminder that the summer hours for the Club are from 10:00 am to noon on Tuesday and Thursdays'. All calls and emails will be dealt with during these times. Have a wonderful relaxing summer!!

David Nigh