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December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Patience has finally paid off! We have reached agreement on leasing terms for the Bigge St. property off of 98th St. in Oakland (9812 Bigge St.). The Board reviewed the terms and passed a motion approving the LOI. The Board also decided that to sign a lease we need to have raised at least $250,000; we are currently at $147,000. So now is the time to not only be generous and give to the DI fund, but to get family and friends to support our love for this sport and donate...
December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Our discussions/negotiations with the owners of the Bigge St. Property continue. We have one remaining, but significant issue regarding the size of the security deposit. They are concerned about the financial risk of an organization such as ours. As a result they are asking for a higher than normal security deposit. We have requested a meeting to discuss a middle ground. As we reported in the Member forums, we have continued to assess the WCF portable curling facility...
December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
In researching some other clubs that have been successful in their dedicated ice efforts, I came across an interesting article about the Evergreen Curling Club in Portland: http://www.columbian.com/news/2013/jan/08/evergreen-curling-club-new-clubhouse/ Their new venue became the second dedicated facility on the West Coast when it opened in early 2013. Within the first few months of opening they were able to host regional playdowns and in March 2015, they will host...