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.

VALENTINE’S DAY

Thanks, Jeremy, for being our statistician and keeping the standings up to date. Check out the Standings page for the latest.

On February 14th, you are invited to wear RED, WHITE, OR PINK to curling.  We will also have GIFT OR GAG!  Buy a bag for yourself or your sweetie….$2 each! Funds raised through this pay for our Playoff Night Celebration.  Mary & Kate thank you for your support.