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Important meeting planned for November 16

The club executive has circulated a special newsletter about the club's rent.

Church Memorial Park, who own and manage the recreational complex that houses the curling club, has completed an analysis of the facility's expenses. They are proposing a significant bump in the Club's rent to reflect the costs the Park incurs to provide the Curling Club space.

Plan to attend the meeting on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Curling Club. Read the newsletter here.

Learn to Curl Returns

The Learn to Curl into curling course for beginners will be running again this year. This has been one of the club's most successful programs over the last couple of years.

"Students" who go through the program often become new members of the club and don't have to go through that awkward "I have no idea what to do; I look silly" stage.

For details, read the Chester Recreation Department's fall flyer, Explore Life. The Learn to Curl information is on page 14.

More Curling Learning ... for families ... for free

In addition to the Learn to Curl classes for adults on Sunday evenings, there will be a free family focused program on Saturday mornings.

The program consists of two Saturdays in each of November, December and January. Sign up as a family, two or more people that are spouses or partners, parents and children, uncles and neices, or any other family combination. Everyone has to be at least eight years old.

The deadline to register is Monday, October 27, see the poster here.

National events looking for volunteers

Two big events are coming to Halifax this season: The Travelers Club Championship (formerly The Dominion) and 2015 World Men's. Both are looking for volunteers.

The Travelers will be played at Mayflower on November 24 through 29. For information on volunteering check this site: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1091470177. This is the national championship for club level teams not on the track to the Brier or Scotties.

The 2015 World Men's Curling Championship will be held in Halifax at the Scotiabank Centre, (formerly the Metro Center) March 28 to April 5, 2015. The organizing committee is looking for volunteers! Click here for more information, http://vicnet.curling.ca/vicnet/loginevent.aspx?eventid=74

Curling kick-off October 22 and 23

The club will be open Wednesday and Thursday, October 23 and 24 for the annual Intro to Curling Week. Returning members and newbies are invited to stop by and enjoy and drink or throw a few rocks to limber up.

Curling instruction, including Stick Curling will be available.

President Plans Improvements

President Jim Mason says he'd like to install a kitchen to offer better food and beverage service to members. He is also looking for a few good curlers to help make the ice more playable on the second draw Thursday and Friday nights.

Read more of what Jim has to say in the club newsletter, here.

There will be a Suggestions and Solutions Box at the club for even more good ideas from members. Can't wait for the club to open, send us an idea right now, click here to send an email.

One of the most successful Junior programs in Nova Scotia

The banners lining the sides of the curling club are a testament to the success of the Chester Curling Club Junior Progam over the years. This year will feature our regular bonspiels, The Oak Island Cashspiel and Teazer Light. The club will also be hosting two Nova Scotia Curling Association events.

Terry Atherton and Renata Graham say they are planning to encourage more elementary school level players to get involved in the spoort to start to replenish the junior ranks.

There is more information in the club bulletin or email junior@chestercurling club.ca.

Membership Dues set

Adult memberships for the Club have been set at $275.00 for the 2014 - 2015 season. However, the second adult in the household will be able to join for only $270.00. Snowbird memberships will be available again this year.

There are a number of payment options including pay-by-email and installments. There are more details in the Newsletter.