By Susan Crooks, 2016 Past-President, Board of Directors
As our 2015-16 curling season has come to an end, we have much to celebrate! Many of our MCC teams, of which we are extremely proud, successfully advanced to represent our province at the National level in a variety of divisions. In addition, due to the dedication of our invaluable volunteers, we’ve hosted top notch events such as the Dave Jones Cash Spiel, the Polar Express, the combined Scotties and Tankard and a number of club based events such as the 45th Bahamas and Spring Slam. Yet to take place is the exciting new Classic Mixed Bonspiel Chaired by Joe Baker set to kick off next season from September 30-October 2, 2016.
We’ve made major inroads in providing better ice; curtailed club expenses; implemented a process of collecting feedback through on-line surveys; improved our on-line communications; established a club rental policy; enjoyed a very successful food catering service; seen an increase in enrollment in our Learn to Curl program and ice rentals and implemented a fun-fundraiser in the “Chase the Button” campaign, (thanks to Colleen Reimer) to name a few.
However, we’ve much yet to accomplish in our pursuit of establishing long term sustainability of our beloved Mayflower Curling Club. To that end, we will be holding a weekend- long “Strategic Planning Workshop” this spring. The plan is to define our vision for the future, determine our goals and establish more updated in-depth guidelines for improvement of club operations and communications in keeping with the current national trend of viewing “Curling as a Business”.
In closing, I wish to extend my sincerest thank-you to Melanie, the staff, and especially those dedicated members who willingly volunteer their time and talents on a regular basis to ensure the Mayflower Curling Club continues to operate efficiently on our behalf.
Enjoy your remaining few weeks of rock throwing!