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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.

Get your ticket for the South Shore Curling Road Trip

The South Shore Road Trip League is getting ready to leave the station on it's first trip.

This is an exciting new competion between the four clubs in Lunenburg and Queens county: Liverpool, Bridgewater, Lunenburg and Chester. The signup sheet is now posted in the club.

The format is Mixed, two men and two women on each team. Each club will send two teams. The first stop is Lunenburg on November 15 starting at noon. There will to two four-end games.

This is intended to be a social, fun event, for new or experienced curlers. It's a chance to meet other members, visit other clubs, and celebrate our own. Oh yes, we will be keeping score throughout the year and one club will be crowned the best on the South Shore!

There will be one trip a month, each on a Saturday afternoon, exact times and dates to the determined. The teams do not need to have the same members for each trip so you can play even if you can't make it to all the games.

Junior CAMS curling starting November 10

The CAMS Cup junior curling draw will start for the season on Monday, November 10. But juniors can get on the ice now, Junior chair Terry Atherton says "Until that time we will have training sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday's after school until 4:30pm."

In addition to the CAMS on Monday evenings, the club will host our regular bonspiels, The Oak Island Cashspiel and Teazer Light. And 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 sport to start to replenish the junior ranks.

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

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.

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.

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.