Well, if you weren’t at the curling club on Saturday night, you missed a great AGM. Festive food and fun and the only thing missing was some good short jokes. Seems like they got exhausted last year. Personally, I was ready, but nothing came my way.
After a delicious dinner and dessert (Thanks Em!), we rocked through the official meeting part of the AGM, says thanks (and goodbye) to Mary Melton for her years on the board and electing four new board members (Avi Belinsky, April Gale-Seixeiro, Joe Roberts, Jennifer Schleit ). We then proceeded to review the year and give our thanks to all the volunteers who help make the club so great. We had over 170 members kick in and help out and that level of participation is what helps us keep our rates low and our club vibrant.
For the annual Cruickshank Award, Mike Blackard was recognized by everyone as the crème de la crème when it comes to volunteers. His extended efforts and cheery disposition made it easy to award him this year’s Cruickshank, but we’ll have to wait to give it to him since he’s out of the country. In fact, I think he just learned that he won!
In addition to giving out all the league and state crystal, we did select two individuals for Lifetime Memberships.
Bob Knievel was recognized for his long time participation in the club, as a league manager (for MNL no less!), Club President and all round good guy with a Lifetime Membership. We also learned from Carol that he stole the heart of his best friend’s date at the curling club many years ago.
Mary Melton, who is moving back to Maine to take over the family bakery with her brothers, was also recognized with a life membership. Mary been a tireless advocate for Junior Curling and bonspiels and her efforts over the years have had a lasting impact on the club and the membership. She will be missed.
Check out the presentation in the General Meeting section and enjoy the final month of ice before the Summer Spiel.
- jim sullivan
p.s. Thank you for the privilege and honour of being your president. It’s been a pleasure.