- Written by Ken Onagi
Hello AMCC Members,
It has been a very trying couple of months since the Club was forced to close our doors in February as a result of the Pandemic. While our season may have ended prematurely, your Board of Directors have been working very hard behind the scenes to ensure we are prepared and will be able to open when allowed for the 2021/22 Curling Season.
We initially reported to you in February that the Club was projecting a deficit as a result of having to end our season early. This deficit would have increased significantly the longer we remained open while waiting for the restrictions to be lifted. We can now report that because of the Club's fiscal responsibility and fund raising efforts, support from all three levels of government, Curl Manitoba, and the support we received from our members - the club has avoided running a deficit for the 2020/21 season.
As documented in our Return to Play Guidelines, the Club stated that it would not be providing immediate refunds in the event of a closure or cancellation of the season. However, we are pleased to report that we have committed to applying the remaining funds from this season towards next season's membership fees for those members who had paid their season fees.
Planning is underway for the 2021/22 season and for the first time in recent memory the Board has reached out to the membership for an active role in participating with the Club’s Directors in ensuring that we are able to provide you with the best possible experience for the upcoming season. This planning includes how we will be addressing the remaining funds from last season to your membership fees. Once finalized and approved our members will be notified of our 2021/2022 membership fees structure.
Thank you once again for your continued understanding and support through these difficult times. With vaccines now being put into arms, there is genuine optimism that we can turn the corner and look forward to a great season this fall.
Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club - Board of Directors