New members... Welcome to the Owatonna Curling Club!
Some things you should know.
- You are welcome to join any league... some leagues will have set teams already, but that doesn't mean you should feel you are not welcome. Many teams are in need of an extra curler either on a regular basis or as a 5th person throughout the season. This is a great way to get yourself known and you will soon find yourself a permanent fixture on a regular team.
- Throughout the year there are various in-club Bonspiels. These are club events... fun events... with no pressure put on you the curler to excel whatsoever. We encourage you to sign up for any or all of the in-club Spiels as they occur. Check our Club Events section for upcoming events.
- You will be contacted (sometimes too frequently) by various members of the club executive or some club convenors. Most of this communication is done by email so we hope you have entered your email correctly into the system... and... that you have checked the send email option! That part is very important!
- Owatonna Curling Club is a volunteer organization. We are completely not-for-profit. As such that means that we rely on our members to take part in our volunteer program throughout the entire year, not just the season. There are many opportunities throughout the club including assisting with Bonspiels and other odd jobs. These are fun and a great way to meet more fellow members as well.
- This website is your main source of information about your club. If its happening, it will be posted here somewhere. Usually we have news of upcoming events, of how our Teams on Tour have made out, and you can always see how active we are by checking out our club calendar in the club events section. There will be links to follow for event registration and for volunteer opportunities.
- This year we will try to ensure that all members are kept in the loop, and we will still rely heavily on email, we will also rely on a type of Buddy system. We ask those with email access to inform friends or team mates who don't have access or who had "boonie" hispeed of any notices they received.
- Always remember that the club is only as good as you make it. We welcome your solutions and are always open to change if it is for the betterment of our club.
So... welcome to The Owatonna Curling Club. It will be a great place to be this year!