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Dedicated Ice Updates
Here's a summary of the DI Committee's work in the last few weeks:
Member Meeting and Voting
2 upcoming Member Forums:
Tuesday, 2/25 in SJ at 7:00pm at Sharks Ice - San Jose in the 2nd floor conference room.
Saturday 3/1 in Oakland at 5:30pm at the Pacific Brewing Company. 906 Washington St, Oakland.
The Dedicated Ice Steering Committee is conducting a brief survey to collect further data regarding the proposed Dedicated Ice Facility in Hayward. By now you should have received a link to the survey in your e-mail. We would greatly appreciate your participation in this survey. Given the time-sensitive nature of this request, we hope you can set aside a couple of minutes and complete the questions
The survey link is uniquely tied to each member's e-mail address, so if you didn't receive a link via e-mail, please contact the board A.S.A.P. with your e-mail address.
The Dedicated Ice Committee, in cooperation with our real estate agent, has prepared a Letter of Intent to be supplied to the owner of the facility at 3121 Diablo Avenue, Hayward, CA. This Letter is only a proposal to negotiate the terms of a potential lease agreement, and is neither an offer nor a contract. Note these terms represent what SFBACC is asking, and there will be some give and take in our discussions with the owner.
On Monday (2/17) an informal member meeting was held in San Jose to give an update on the Dedicated Ice initiative. For those of you who couldn’t make it, here’s what was discussed:
- We kicked things off with Mike Greenberg giving us an Olympic update. As of Monday (2/17), we had over 800 people come out to try a Learn to Curl during the Olympic push, and over 40 new curlers have registered for lessons starting this Saturday.
-Brian gave a quick status on the multi-threads various committee members are working on,
The Dedicated Ice Committee is pleased to present our business plan, which you can find at www.bayareacurling.com/di-business-plan. This document provides a description of SFBACC today, a vision for how dedicated ice can and will benefit SFBACC, and the requirements for building a dedicated curling facility. The document includes a pro forma operating budget, but since its production, the finance committee has compiled a draft report detailing the assumptions and calculations used to project annual operating balance sheets for a dedicated ice facility in Hayward. Furthermore, it provides some analysis and comparisons to the current state of SFBACC as a Sharks Ice customer. You can find this document at www.bayareacurling.com/di-business-plan as well. Note that both documents are in draft form for your review, so please excuse any typos or errors.
With apologies for the short notice, we would like to offer to hold an informal discussion around the Dedicated Ice initiative this Tuesday (Feb 18) at 7:30 p.m. at Sharks Ice, San Jose. A specific location has not been determined; however it will likely be held in one of the conference rooms. We can all rendezvous at Stanley's and take it from there.
Alright, curlers, here's the latest on Dedicated Ice:
We've been working on preparing a Letter of Intent for a lease to the proposed Hayward property located at 3121 Diablo Ave. This document represents a non-binding agreement between the landlord and the tenant (SFBACC) outlying the commercial terms. We expect it will be ready to be sent out this Friday (today), and expect to hear back from the landlord by the end of next week. This document will form the starting point for further lease-related negotiations.
The Dedicated Ice Committee is currently working on several key components to determine if the Diablo Avenue building in Hayward is a viable location for our club’s dedicate ice facility. To start things off, they would like to share the scope of their work with the club members.
Dear Fellow Curlers, Members, and Friends of Curling,
Since 1958, the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club has been bringing the excitement of curling to California. The club has responded to many challenges and achieved many successes over the past 55 years. Now it is about to undertake the largest project in its history: the dream of a Curling Center with ice dedicated to the sport we all so enjoy and love.
We, the undersigned, are long-time members of SFBACC and have been curling longer than we care to say. We believe SFBACC is ready to take on this huge undertaking, and this effort has our full support.