The AMCC was extremely pleased to be given the opportunity to host the Past Presidents Association of Manitoba Curling Clubs annual dinner on the evening of 24 April 2017. Some 75 Past Presidents, many proudly wearing their respective club colours, joined invited guests for an evening of socializing, great food, a short meeting and door prizes.
Attendees were entertained by high level curlers Raunora Westcott (began her illustrious curling career at the AMCC and currently a member of Team Englot) and Mark Franklin (many on ice achievements and most recently skip of the Provincial Masters Championship team). Both athletes recognized the corporate knowledge and volunteerism displayed by the Past Presidents and their respective Boards over many, many years. The acknowledged success of this Event was due in large part to Vance and his hardworking food services staff, excellent bar service provided by Cindy/Jaime and the talents of Pat McCaughan in creating very well received table decorations.
The AMCC would be pleased to serve as the host club for this prestigious event well into the future. In the meantime, an agreement has been reached whereby our great facility will host the steak BBQ component of the annual Past Presidents Association's golf/dinner event scheduled for 15 June 2017.
Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club will be held on June 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the upstairs lounge. A reminder that anyone over 18 who pays dues to curl at the AMCC is now a member who is eligible to participate.
Director reports will be sent out closer to the date of the meeting. League Conveners - please remind your "non-connected" members to attend.
1. Call meeting to order and confirmation of Quorum (AGM Quorum: Article V.01 - Quorum at all Meetings of Members will be 20% of the eligible voters or 15 eligible voters, whichever is less.)
2. President Welcome and Report
3. Approval of Minutes of the last Meeting of Members (AGM 21 June 2016)
4. Reading and consideration of correspondence
5. Report on actions arising from the minutes of the last Meeting of Members;
6. Other unfinished business;
7. Club Manager Report;
8. Director Reports;
9. Presentation and Approval of Audited Financial Statement
10. New Business
Loyd Olson (Club President), Paul Batchelor (Club Manager), and Kevin Nakonechny (Webmaster) were among delegates from a minority of Winnipeg curling clubs, and several rural Manitoba curling clubs of all sizes, in attendance at the Business of Curling seminar on April 21-23 at the Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport hotel.
Sponsored by Curl Manitoba and presented by Curling Canada, formal presentations by full-time curling experts from across Canada covered topics in the following broad areas:
Attracting new curlers
Servicing our customers (everybody who sets foot in our facility - to curl or not) better
Tools and techniques for making our curling club financially sustainable (without simply raising membership fees every year!)
Informal networking and discussion of success / failure stories between seminar attendees also provided an invaluable learning experience.
What does this all mean for AMCC? - exciting possibilities for the future of our Club and all of the people it serves. Further details will be shared through the Board in the weeks and months to come; attendance at this year's AGM is highly encouraged, if you are curious for a sneak peek.