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Clarification on upcoming board meetings:
Golden Gate Bonspiel planning meetings are scheduled for the first Thursday of every month at Fremont, but November's meeting will be conducted over email instead. There will be no meeting at Sharks Ice. Volunteers are still encouraged to contact Michele Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club board meeting in November will be a quarterly meeting and therefore in person. Quarterly meetings will be conducted in person rotating between the three facilities. Non-quarterly meetings will be conducted via teleconference unless otherwise specified.
Normally board meetings are on the second Thursday of the month, but since November's meeting will be in Oakland, it will instead be on Wednesday November 10, 2010, immediately following league.
Our club has just been notified by Sharks Ice that we no longer have curling on what was to be the last week of the fall league in San Jose.
Instead of curling on Tuesday December 7, 2010, our last week will now be Tuesday December 14, 2010.
Please communicate your concerns to the drawmaster, and we'll see what recourse we have. We apologize for the change.
At 8 PM next Tuesday, October 26, there will be a planning meeting for a curling event at the outdoor ice rink Winter Lodge in Palo Alto, January 8, 2011. This will be a Learn-to-Curl with one or more sheets for a mini-spiel if there is enough interest from club members.
At the meeting we will do the initial planning and find out what areas people might be able to help with. There are many things to do so no contribution is too small. If you canâ€™t attend the meeting but want to get involved just email Alice Mansell at email@example.com and she will help you get involved.
Board meeting minutes are now available online to SFBACC members. Board Meeting Minutes (members must be logged in to view).
A team composed of members of the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club and Seattle's Granite Curling Club participated in the Pacific International Cup in Richmond, BC in April 2010. They received funding via the Women's Curling Development Fund which is administrated by the United States Women's Curling Association (USWCA). You can read about it in the Fall edition of the USCA's Curling News:
The Curling News (scroll down to the middle of page 5)
There will be a board meeting on Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be via teleconference. The dial-in number is (712) 432-3100 and the passcode is 790202.
In the past year, the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club has more than doubled our club membership and seen significant growth in the number of supporters whose lives we have been able to enrich with a curling experience. We've been able to provide open houses, multiple lesson series and, of course, league curling.
We have a competitive curling update following the meeting on Tuesday.
There are three competitions where we expect that more than one team from SFBACC will be interested and a play-down format needs to be selected.
Due to lack of enough interest per SharksIce requirements, Fall Curling has been cancelled at Fremont. If interested in sparing at either the San Jose or Oakland leagues, please contact the drawmasters for those locations (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) and continue to watch the website for other opportunities to get out and do some curling.