Hello Curl Mesabi Members and the Anyone Interested in Curling,
The Quad Cities Fun Spiel on February 19th & the 20th. The is a new spiel that the board is running this year. This spiel is a “fun” spiel and was formed to get all the people from the Quad Cities together for a good time at the club. See the Detailed Info on the Bonspiel Page.
The spiel is open to anyone to play no matter age or gender. This is a FUNDRIASER for our club! The money made from this event will be used for special projects and help keep dues costs down at the club.
We will have 4 events named after each city. We will be looking for businesses from each city to sponsor the event that city is named after. We want to raise $250 per event to total $1,000. That money will go into the New Curl Mesabi foundation. So the sponsorship will be a tax deductible. If you have ideas of businesses from any of the 4 cites that would sponsor an event for $250 or give a portion of it please let the committee know!
If you have any questions about the event contact Jeff Ralston, Ellen Lind, or myself. Please do everything you can to spread the word about this spiel. The more teams we have the more fun it will be. It would be great to have a nice mix of Sr’s, Jr’s, Men’s Women’s and Mixed teams.
I also have a sign up posted at the club or you can email me or contact on of the bonspiel chairs. Start to form those teams and sign up ASAP!
Remember it is a “FUN” Spiel so ask someone new to play!
Phillip Drobnick, Ellen Lind and Jeff Ralston
The 2016 Elks Doheny Bonspiel is being held on January 8 and 9, 2016. The event will be run on Friday and Saturday. There will be no curling on Sunday this year. There are a few changes being made this year to attract more teams. The event has been opened up to both genders, so everyone is welcome. Back by popular demand will be the famous Elks Doheny Shirts. It has always been a most enjoyable bonspiel. Visit the Elks Doheny Spiel page for details.
Steven Cobert explains curling. See the news item and watch the video.
The two Open Houses that Curl Mesabi held on Monday, Nov. 16 and Tuesday, Nov. 17 were well attended. The people that tried out curling for the first time enjoyed themselves. It looks like several joined or are thinking about joining a league. One group of 4 women are forming a team and will curl in the Monday Women’s league. Jim Newman has agreed to be their Coach. Please welcome the new curlers to our club and help them get started. Thanks to all instructors and volunteers that made the open houses a success.
ICE PLANT CONDENSER REPLACED AND ARENA HEATER BURNERS CHANGED
Our Ice Plant Condenser was replace this summer thanks to Gordy Dahl’s efforts. The replacement condenser is a big improvement over the old one. The replacement is a good used unit only a couple of years old. It is a more durable design for our needs. The old on had leaks, continual bearing troubles, and was hard to work on. The replacement has a better blower shift/bearing design, and easier to work on.
The arena heater (located on the roof) burners were changed out as they were rusted badly resulting in heating problems last winter. Did you notice a couple of times it got pretty cold in the arena last winter? The installation was professionally completed by mike Manick and Gordy Dahl.
Cost of both projects has been reimbursed by the RRCC Board capital fund.
New Curl Mesabi League- Tuesdays 6:30pm
The season is almost here and this year the club will be offering a new league with a new concept on Tuesday nights. It will be open to all Men, Woman, Juniors, and Seniors (members and non-members). Anyone can play on any given Tuesday at 6:30pm and we’ll select new teams every week by drawing names out of a hat then play a 6 end match. Members will be free and non-members will pay a weekly fee of $5. The focus on this league will be a few things, first it’s a way for people to curl that can’t always commit to a team on a night every single week and second, it will allow new members a way to be in a league and meet other members and form connections for the future which will help build our membership base. It’s also a way for veteran members to get an extra night of practice. Please come out and give it a try.
The first night will be TUESDAY November 24th.
Curling Night in America will be hosted at our club, Curl Mesabi, this year. Please visit the Curling Night in America page to see information and updates relating to this major event.
Registration for 2015-16 Is Open.
Members can now start registering on line. The form is similar to last year. Our Board of Directors has determined dues can be maintained the same as last year, thanks to successful fund raisers (such as the Golf Fundraiser and a Raffle), arena banner sales, bar/kitchen profits, and the great efforts of many volunteers that keep our costs down. Dues are payable by check or credit card at your first curling session.
To register, please visit the Registration page.