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Special Election 2017 Candidate Statements


Tony Del Porto

Tony Del PortoHey Folks,
In March of 2014, after watching the Olympics, I took a learn to curl class in Oakland. More than 1000 people in the Bay Area did the same, and there's every reason to believe that number will grow as the cycle repeats in 2018. I'd like to help prepare for 2018, and generally support the SFBACC's mission to:
• provide opportunities for people to try curling
• provide curlers opportunities to play casually or competitively
• promote the sport and the club

In 2015 and 2016, with the help and participation of other club members, I brought live streaming to the Golden Gate Bonspiel via the club YouTube channel (bayareacurling). As a board member, I'd pursue the following objectives:

• opportunities for draws at different times or new locations
• development of an obvious path that leads from learn-to-curl to league play
• efforts to make our club members feel a part of a single vibrant organization
• refine our club brand for easier promotion, recognition, and member identification

I'm thankful SFBACC existed to introduce me to curling, and I, like all of you, will do my part to build on the efforts of volunteers that made that possible. Board members contribute significantly to that effort, and I'd be glad to be among them.

Alex Baxter

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Mary Riordan

Mary RiordanHi, my name is Mary Riordan. For those of you who do not know me, I began curling in the fall of 2014 in both San Jose and on Friday nights in Oakland. Since that fall, I have curled regularly in San Jose & Fremont and occasionally in Oakland. I have also had the good fortune to have played in our local bonspiel and am looking forward to a great event this year. Aside from my love of the game (sometimes a love-hate relationship), the camaraderie of my fellow curlers has been the highlight of my experience.
Since joining SFBACC, I have participated in many club activities. I have taught at numerous corporate events and learn to curls (I actually really enjoy them)—including helping with one in Union Square my first year. Additionally, with the help and support of many of my fellow curlers, I served as drawmaster for the 2016 Winter league in San Jose and organized a well-attended viewing party for Curling Night in America. As a member of this year’s bonspiel committee, I'm working hard to prepare a well-organized, delicious, and fun event for all attendees.
I am a detail-oriented, results-driven person. I believe in open communication and welcome others' thoughts and opinions. If selected to join the board, my primary focus would be for us, as a board, to set goals that will move the club in a positive direction and make progress on them. I plan to reach out to club members for input as to what those goals should be so that I can best represent your interests. I hope you think I would represent you well and would appreciate your vote.

Megan Richards

Megan RichardsPlease consider me as an At-Large Director - Since becoming a member of the club during the last Olympic cycle, I have become a Level 1 and Wheelchair curling instructor and have taught learn to curls and Junior lesson series and am proud to represent our club at bonspiels and local events. I feel a great sense of purpose when it comes to sharing the love and spirit of curling, and feel this will be important as we expect many new faces in the coming year.