Conformation of your spot for 2021.

Please read the previous post; “Update on Winter Session.”

Are you interested in confirming your spot for the Winter Session? Please reply to the email sent to all members on November 12 and forward $75 cheque payable to HCC dated 8 December 2020.

Send cheque to:

HCC c/o Kate Head, 786 Bains Rd, Dunnville ON N1A 2W8

Your membership spot will be recorded as received and additional information relayed to you upon receipt of your payment. Completed Registration Forms and Waivers plus the balance for the Winter Session are due before January 8th, 2021.

Our Refund Policy ( from HCC: Manual of Operations) is outlined below:

If membership is cancelled before the date of the cheque, the cheque will be returned without penalty. If any member in good standing requires a refund for health, relocation, or job requirements, the following will apply. The refund request must be filed in writing with a Director of HCC before the third game of the draw, 50% of the amount paid will be refunded subject to approval of the HCC Directors. No other refunds will apply unless ratified by the Directors.

In addition to the above, should the arena be closed due to Covid-19 and that impacts our Winter Session, members will receive pro-rated refunds.

Update on Winter Session

To All Members

We need a commitment from those of you who want to curl in January 2021. We have organized 10 week Round-Robin play, including our Playoff Night, beginning January 8th and running to March 12th. To start, we need 32 members to register. This year, there are only 4 sheets in the arena. They are spaced equally and will help with physical distancing. So with commitment from 32 curlers, additional members will be added in such a way to maintain proper game play. The Club is going to subsidize the registration fee to help out with the insurance cost and provide the proper PPE needed above what the County has in place. Below are some of the “Return to Curling Protocols” we will all follow for the safety and success of our 10 week Winter Session.

ARRIVE AT THE ARENA 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE START TIME.
FACIAL MASKS ARE MANDATORY AT ALL TIMES WHILE IN THE ARENA.
SOCIAL DISTANCING IS EXPECTED WHENEVER POSSIBLE.
ANSWER A COVID-19 CHECKLIST UPON ENTERING THROUGH THE MAIN ARENA DOORS.
PROVIDE NAME AND PHONE NUMBER FOR CONTACT TRACING.
NO USE OF CHANGE ROOMS. (PUBLIC WASHROOMS AVAILABLE)
NO REFRESHMENTS / SOCIAL TIME AFTER THE GAME IN THE ARENA.
WHEN YOUR GAME IS OVER, YOU ARE EXPECTED TO LEAVE THE ARENA.
IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.
SIGNED REGISTRATION FORMS AND COVID-19 WAIVERS ARE MANDATORY BEFORE JANUARY 8TH.

ALL PLAYERS ON THE ICE WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK.
ONLY ONE SWEEPER PER ROCK AND THAT PERSON, WHILE SWEEPING ONLY, MAY DO SO WITHOUT A MASK.
ONLY ONE SKIP IN THE HOUSE WITH THE OPPOSING SKIP PHYSICALLY DISTANCED AT THE HACK. SKIPS DO NOT SWEEP AT ANY TIME.

SINCE THE COVID-19 SITUATION IS SO FLUID, THESE INITIAL GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. CHANGES WILL BE COMMUNICATED TO OUR MEMBERSHIP AS THEY OCCUR THROUGH EMAIL OR FACEBOOK OR POSTING ON FRIDAY NIGHTS.

OUR INITIAL PRICE IS $175 TO CURL FOR THE WINTER DRAW 2021. IF MEMBERSHIP EXCEEDS 32 MEMBERS, THE PRICE WILL BE ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY.

WE NEED A DECISION AND COMMITMENT OF $75 PER MEMBER BY DECEMBER 8TH, 2020 TO ALLOW TIME TO COMMIT TO THE COUNTY AND ORGANIZE TEAMS. (FURTHER INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW ONCE WE HAVE A CONFIRMED 32)

Yours in Curling,

Kevin Proctor and the
Board of Directors

To All Haldimand Curling Club Members

The Board met on Tuesday night and voted to cancel the Fall Draw for 2020. We will be meeting on a regular basis to evaluate the opportunity to curl starting in January. The decision was made based on the Club Survey and discussion around the safety of the members. There are still a lot of unknowns around Covid 19 and we felt it was best we hold off and hope for some insight for a safe start in January.

For those of you that have handed registration and cheques for the Fall Draw those will be destroyed (unless you want them returned) by Glenn and Kate in the next couple weeks. For those of you who paid cash, we will be reimbursing that cash to you shortly, as well.

We will be approaching the County for their input for suggestions as to how to proceed in January. We hope with their resources we can be safe, financially viable and successful with our future plans.

Please stay safe, follow the self distancing guidelines and wash your hands regularly. We want to be together in January!
Sincerely,

Kevin Proctor
President
HCC

Message From Our President

I hope everyone is safe and your families the same.

It has been a couple of months now since our season ended so quickly. Who would have thought we would still be in self isolation and managing the physical distancing as well as we have. Summer is around the corner and some relaxing of the rules will soon be upon us. Haircuts and manicures all around! LOL

I would like to thank everyone at the club who make our Friday nights happen. From the Membership Team to the Bar Committee to the Social Committee. Everyone works together to make our one night of curling a fun, social and active night. Thanks to the Learn to Curl group that quickly show new members how to curl and all the members who help coach and encourage our new curlers every Friday night. With out everyone the club would not survive. Thank you very much!

I have held off discussing the next curling season as any discussion right now would be pure speculation. Social or physical distancing will definitely be an issue on the curling rink. And even the pre and post game social time will have to be monitored. The Employees I deal with at the county, the ones that book the facilities, have been laid off as there are no facilities to book at this time. The health and safety of our members will be paramount as to whether we plan a fall draw or not. We will keep you informed as the summer rolls along.

For those of you who have sent in your registration we will review your decision with you as the upcoming season approaches. We are at the mercy of the Province and County as to what will happen at the arenas. We will take advice from them as well as our members. We are all in this together.

As for the AGM, we did cancel it and will reschedule once we have more information about the lifting of the isolation and the plans the County has for the fall. As I said earlier it will be better to wait and be cautious than plan for something that may not happen immediately in the fall.

To all, stay safe, stay healthy we will be in touch once we have more information.

Sincerely,

Kevin Proctor
The Board of Directors

Extending Our Sincere Sympathies

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Gerald Lindsay. Those of us who had the pleasure to curl and chat with Gerald will have good memories of a nice man with a ready smile. His wife, Keitha, was also new to our Club. She started in the Fall and continued through the winter. Our sincere condolences to Keitha and their daughters at this time. On behalf of the Haldimand Curling Club, a card has been sent as well as a donation made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

https://memorials.cooperfuneralhome.ca/gerald-lindsay/4176254/obituary.php

 

Playoffs March 13, 2020

The playoffs are set for this Friday. Check the Schedule page to see when you play.

Thanks, Mary & Kevin, for organizing our Beef on a Bun with coleslaw & a cake!  This is our last night for curling this season and it has been a great season.  Thanks, Sharon, for organizing our Bar.  As it is the last night, be understanding if the Bar runs short on your beverage of choice.  Try something new if that happens!

Remember to bring your 2020 – 2021 Registration with you….why not stick the envelope with the form and post-dated cheques in your curling shoes right now?  After this Friday, you may mail your form to:
Haldimand Curling Club
Attn: Kate Head, Secretary
P.O. Box 546
Cayuga  ON  N0A 1E0
In case you were wondering….
* For early registration savings, we are planning on our AGM (Annual General Meeting) for the end of April – exact date & location TBD.
* Our Fall “Learn to Curl” and Opening Social is tentatively planned for Friday, September 25th.
* First night curling in the Fall Session starts Friday, October 9th.
* Winter Session starts Friday, January 8th.

Haldimand Rocks 2020

This years Haldimand Rocks was our 5th and another great success. All the participants had a wonderful day of curling. Thanks in no small part to all the volunteers who helped with the setup and running of the bonspiel. Check out the Bonspiel Page for all the winners and pictures.