October 20, 2015 Annual General Meeting Minutes

1)President’s Report

Last year’s league numbers

-Monday Juniors: 14 teams

-Thursday Juniors: 32 curlers

-Ladies night: 13 teams

-Wed Ladies afternoon: 20 curlers

-Wed Men’s night: 10 teams

-Thursday Men’s night: 10 teams


-Ladies: January 8-10, 2015

-Junior: January 23, 2015

-Men: Feb 19-21, 2015

-Mixed: March 18-20, 2015

Windup: March 24, 2015

Update on registration 2015-2016

-Tuesday night – 10

-Wednesday night – 10

-Thursday night – 6

-Junior – TBA

Ice update

-Terry and Al working on making ice

-On schedule to start curling at the beginning of November

-New murals painted on west wall

200 Club

-Jake will coordinate 200 club tickets for this year

Junior Curling Report

-Always looking for volunteers

-This will be Derek’s last year coordinating all of the junior programs, need organizers for next year

-Numbers likely will be slightly down

-Looking to add opportunities for high school curlers

Manager’s report

– Fishing Lodge fundraiser has been offered again this year

-The lounge is not booked for only 3 or 4 weekend dates in November and December

-Looking for some help with banquets

-Need some help in the canteen, need a short order cook for bonspiel weekends

-Discussion on whether or not to have fundraiser again this year

oA number of members spoke in favour, further discussion will be had at next Curling Club executive meeting

Fish Fry Dates

-First one will be November 11

Financial Report

-See attached report


-Opportunities for fundraising are out there, but trying to balance how much we ask of the community businesses and amount of advertising on the ice and in the curling rink

-Junior curling income up

-Fish fry income down slightly, slight decrease in attendance

-Donations and grants income up due to some new grants and Ford test drive fundraiser

-Provincials brought in $10,000; mostly sponsorship money


-Expenses for ice plant were very high last year

-Overall down from year prior

Net income was $17,000, a significant portion of which was due to major fundraising that won’t be in place next year.

Ice Plant Update

-Ice plant is still original from old club, originally installed in the 1960’s

-This year, working adequately so far

-Executive is looking at replacement in the next few years

-New ice plant will be around $200,000

-Capital fund for MEC centre is available

oNeed to negotiate with the town to see how much we can ask for

-Plan is to approach Altona Town Council in the next few months with a funding proposal

-Ideal would be to replace the ice plant for next year

Motion to accept report and changes

-Motion made by Alex Wahl

-Seconded by Tara Funke

-Vote: In favour – unanimous

-Executive Nominations

-Two members not coming back

oKristin Opocensky finished her term

oJon Fehr resigning his position

-Nominations: Alex Wahl, Melanie Kauppila

-Ian Forrester will be attending some meetings to help out, will attend as a member at large

-No further nominations: Alex Wahl and Melanie Kauppila acclaimed

2015-2016 Altona Curling Club Executive: Alex Wahl, Derek Wahl, Melanie Kauppila, Collin Sawatzky, Brent Fehr, Dan Pappel, Dineen Pippus, Terri McMillan, Grace Braun, Keith Stoesz