Believe it or not, the days will soon be drawing in, and our thoughts begin to turn to the coming Curling Season. Muscles that have lain dormant over the summer will have to be brought back into use. On the plus side, friends not seen for a while will be pleased to meet again, and friendly competitiveness rekindled.
You will immediately notice that work has been carried out in both the Ladies and Gents changing rooms. This was all done by volunteers during July and August who gave up their time to paint them to a very high standard. We would like to thank them very sincerely for all their hard work.
In line with current technology, the website is continuing to have improvements made, and it is now accepted by a lot of Curlers who use it as a good means of communication.
We greatly appreciate the work done by the Development Group and the hard-working coaches whom are there to help the Try Curling and Drop in Improvers. The Development Group also piloted employing Scott Andrews as our part time Curling Development Officer, (a great choice).
We also feel that quite a lot of curlers do not know what the Development Group are trying to achieve, and we have copied three aims for your information,
1) to increase the level of participation in curling at Ayr Ice Rink
2) increasing the level of membership, activity and income of Ayr Curling Club and
3) enhancing the status and standing of Ayr Curling Rink
You will see that in the Curling Calendar there are opportunities to take part in Day Bonspiels, Day Leagues, Ladies and Gents Competitions and The Opening Day on the 17th September. We hope that as many curlers as possible will take part in the Day Bonspiels where you will meet new friends.
The Ladies will be welcoming the Swedish Ladies Tour on Tuesday 30th October and we expect to watch some very competitive games of curling.
Ann-marie and the bar staff will be available to serve drinks from 4.30 till about 11pm and we urge you to take full advantage of their stock as well as their bottled water and everything in between.
Hazel and Steven of Limekiln Caterers and their staff will be providing their excellent food, as ever, and their contact is: 07414 686215 email firstname.lastname@example.org
FINALLY, could you PLEASE pay your club membership by the 1st October
Yours in Curling,
Bob Edwards and Janice Sutherland