Executive Minutes Feb 16, 2017

ACC Exec Minutes: Feb 16, 2017


Minutes read

  • Alex moved
  • Collin seconded


Manager Report

  • Fish Fry: stay at $15 for rest of the year, looking at $17 for next year
    • Going to ask for fish to be set aside in the summer (800 lbs)
  • 200 club
    • Lots of people asking Terry, asking
    • Making the draw at the fish fry
    • Go up to 400 club? 300 club? Raise price to $50
    • Think about it for next year
  • Ice Conditions
    • Some rug fibers on the ice
    • Using heat recovery system means a lot more air movement
    • Seeing fuzz on the ice after flooding, debris in the air
    • Ideas for replacing carpet
      • Wondering if the kitchen flooring material would work on the walkways
        • Will it crack, will it withstand the cold
      • Winkler uses rubber mats
        • Probably breaks down quickly
      • Summer decking
        • Expensive
      • Box liner spray?
      • Get rid of walkways?
      • Carpet sealer
        • Brent will look into it, so will Tara


Men’s Bonspiel

  • 14 teams right now,
  • Brent, Collin, and Tara are going to run it
  • All set


Mixed Bonspiel

  • Terry: decorating,
  • Ian: bartending
  • Derek: theme
  • 50/50 on Saturday
  • No age restrictions


Thursday Night

  • One draw at a time, so people remember to mark their wins and loses
  • Look for someone from each night to be on executive





Junior Bonspiel

  • Full day of curling
  • Winkler send 8 teams, 8 teams from Altona
  • Separated the teams into two pools by ability level
  • Lots of people here, people stayed almost all day


Junior League

  • Thursday program wrapped up today
    • 34 different curlers total
  • One more week of regular curling in the Monday league
    • Two person team has been awkward at times
  • Next year
    • Keep people curling in the junior program as long as they are in school, no age limits
    • Concerned about keeping the momentum going
      • Losing boys, some gaps in the ages


Ice Plant

  • We owe $15000 on the ice plant after all grants
  • Accounts Payable
    • $42000 – ice plant (15000), lease payment (10,000), capital fund (10,000)
  • Ask to have capital fund payment go toward the ice plant debt
    • Remind them that we are paying for things beyond the lease agreement
  • Keith will follow up with Al
  • Had a broken pipe last week
    • Fix should be warranty, he admitted to it at the time


Rest of Season

  • Club Windup, March 23
  • Playoffs start week of March 6
    • Ladies should be able to stay on Tuesdays
    • Men should be able to stick to once a week, stay on either a Wednesday or Thursday



  • Sponsorship letter is being created
  • A number of people are committed to selling
  • Sponsors rewards will be simplified – day passes
  • Working on volunteer letter
    • Need to determine volunteer clothing costs
    • Looking at shirts and fleeces (two options)
  • New special event coordinator, we will be the person’s first event
  • Need between 200-250
    • 60 ice
    • 35-40 officials
  • CurlManitoba will send out trainers
    • Hoping for training session in November
    • Should be able to get clocks early
  • Should be able to leave up advertising

Financial Report

  • Membership is down
  • Fundraiser membership is down, because a portion of the membership cost goes to fundraiser membership
  • Banquet payout is quite different


200 Club

  • All sold, all money is in


Adult curling

  • March 3rd evening
  • Advertising costs were too high to consider
  • Put it on the events page of pvonline


Regional Connections

  • March 27: curling for newcomers to community


New ideas for getting people to curl

  • Try to change the way bonspiels run: Stonewall Fun Night
  • Mostly non club members, some non-curlers
  • Feel like we aren’t ready to change all of our bonspiels yet
  • Looks like a good idea for the fall
    • Run a more structured pub night idea
    • Friday night adult only event
  • Run fundraiser events


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