BRING US YOUR RECRUITMENT IDEAS
Our club’s evening leagues are very full but our Day League numbers are slowly dwindling and we have room for more members in those sections. We want to be proactive and create a plan to help us grow and we are hoping our current membership will help us promote our club.We would love to hear your ideas for how to grow the Day sections and attract new curlers. We are considering several ideas but would love member input to help us create a plan. Current ideas we are considering include a Bring A Friend policy that if you can recruit a friend, neighbour, parent, co-worker to join our Day Sections as a full member you would get a $50 credit at the bar or pro-shop or perhaps your next season’s fees.
We can start the season with an Open House and free clinics but I think we should organize clinics and trial times throughout the year when prospective curlers can get some coaching and try curling on a sheet when regular league play is happening on the other sheets around them. The hope is that new curlers could see how the game is played and how members socialize after the game. Members can reach out and welcome them and encourage them to join. We want all our members to become our ambassadors!
We could set aside a sheet at different times of the year and try and have instructors-ambassadors do a little teaching and promoting of our club while other games are being played. Even if it’s only a small group of people coming out to give it a try I think it can help grow our club. We will make up brochures that you can share with friends and neighbours and target other clubs like the Senior center and Pickle-ball facilities.
If you have an idea think might help us attract new members we want to hear about it!
Please reach out to Jim with any suggestions.
Last season our club historian, Reta Giles, provided a number of interesting pieces of information on the early history of our club. Reta has once again started to add more documents to the file library. They can be found under the BCC HIstory tab on the right hand side of the All Members Section page.
HAMILTON & DISTRICT MIXED CURLING CLASSIC
The Hamilton and District Mixed Curling Classic will be held November 15 – 18, 2018. There are 2 divisions, Open and Senior (53 or older). The Open Division is limited to the first 32 teams. The Senior Division has a limit of 20 teams that will play Thursday and Friday at 1:00 pm, plus 20 teams that will play Thursday and Friday Evening (6:45 pm or 9:00 pm). New this year is the ability to pay via Interac E-Transfer, if you wish. Sign up sheets are posted on the Mixed Board.
Please direct any questions to Rod Yuzik firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLUB PRACTICE TIMES
Please double check the website calendar in case practice times change before heading down to the club.
Mar 17th 8:30 AM
Mar 21st 5 PM to 6:30 PM
The club is generally open and accessible about 45 minutes before the first draw each day. Weekdays this is generally 8:15 am or on some Thursdays when there is an 8:30 am draw, it is at 7:45 am. On the weekends, the club is accessible about a half hour before the practice times begin or if there are no practice times scheduled, a half hour before the first draw begins.