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April 4, 2014 | 0 comments
LETTER OF INTENT We received the owner's response to our Letter of Intent (LOI) on 3/17. We immediately turned around our response by the end of that week (3/21). As it appears to take them a few weeks to reply, we expect to hear back in the next week or two. Next steps are to have an in person meeting. To characterize the main discussion points: Rent/rent abatement/lease commencement - Our objective is to take possession as soon as we are ready (city approves our...
Dear Members and Friends of Curling, Earlier this evening, the membership of the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club voted to authorize the club's Board of Directors to proceed with building in Hayward, CA what will be the only dedicated curling facility in California. Once operational, the new curling center will provide a greater diversity of draw times and activities, improved ice quality, and allow us to fully develop our Youth/Junior curling initiative as well as new...
Today we finally submitted the AUP application to the City of Hayward. Michael Lively personally delivered it and was told by the planner assigned to us that the drawings look more complete than most of what they get in. Way to go Michael! Next we have a meeting to discuss our application set on April 2nd. The drawings look pretty cool. We will have a copy to show at tomorrow's member meeting. DI MEMBER VOTE CLOSES TOMORROW As you all know the member vote for DI kicked...
WCF Loan Application Last week we submitted a loan application to the WCF (World Curling Federation) for a $200,000 loan. In addition, we have been keeping Darrell Ell, who is with the WCF, abreast of our efforts, including sending him a draft of our business plan. Darrell took our draft business plan with him to Sochi for the WCF meetings they were having. Apparently the WCF and other attendees of the meetings were very impressed with our programs as a club and were...
March 5, 2014 | 0 comments
Here's a summary of the DI Committee's work in the last few weeks: Member Forums We completed 2 member forums and we greatly appreciate everyone’s time and feedback. Members asked a lot of good questions, and hopefully the Dedicated committees was able to answer most of them. We are in the process of incorporating member feedback into the business plan and supporting documents. Next steps are to update these documents and get them into your hands by next Monday prior...
February 24, 2014 | 0 comments
2 upcoming Member Forums: Tuesday, 2/25 in SJ at 7:00pm at Sharks Ice - San Jose in the 2nd floor conference room. Saturday 3/1 in Oakland at 5:30pm at the Pacific Brewing Company. 906 Washington St, Oakland. Please come prepared with any questions or input you may have. The objective of the forums is to provide members sufficient information to make an informed decision about proceeding with dedicated ice facility located in Hayward on Diablo Ave. Members will...
February 21, 2014 | 0 comments
The Dedicated Ice Steering Committee is conducting a brief survey to collect further data regarding the proposed Dedicated Ice Facility in Hayward. By now you should have received a link to the survey in your e-mail. We would greatly appreciate your participation in this survey. Given the time-sensitive nature of this request, we hope you can set aside a couple of minutes and complete the questions. The survey link is uniquely tied to each member's e-mail address, so if...
February 21, 2014 | 0 comments
The Dedicated Ice Committee, in cooperation with our real estate agent, has prepared a Letter of Intent to be supplied to the owner of the facility at 3121 Diablo Avenue, Hayward, CA. This Letter is only a proposal to negotiate the terms of a potential lease agreement, and is neither an offer nor a contract. Note these terms represent what SFBACC is asking, and there will be some give and take in our discussions with the owner. Once we agree to terms, then we will sit down...
On Monday (2/17) an informal member meeting was held in San Jose to give an update on the Dedicated Ice initiative. For those of you who couldn't make it, here's what was discussed: We kicked things off with Mike Greenberg giving us an Olympic update. As of Monday (2/17), we had over 800 people come out to try a Learn to Curl during the Olympic push, and over 40 new curlers have registered for lessons starting this Saturday. Brian gave a quick status on the...
February 18, 2014 | 0 comments
Dear Members, The Dedicated Ice Committee is pleased to present our business plan, which you can find at www.bayareacurling.com/di-business-plan. This document provides a description of SFBACC today, a vision for how dedicated ice can and will benefit SFBACC, and the requirements for building a dedicated curling facility. The document includes a pro forma operating budget, but since its production, the finance committee has compiled a draft report detailing the...