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 multi-threads various committee members are working on:
A number of questions and comments were raised about the dedicated ice initiative and the business plan documents recently distributed. Here’s a summary of the Q&A session:
Q: Are we pursuing other funding other than from members and corporations, such as the WCF (World Curling Federation)?
A: The answer is yes, but such sources are difficult to get funds from so, though we are pursuing them, we cannot count on receiving these funds.
Q: What assumptions were made in the financial model about the cost to curl?
A: The financial model in the business plan assumes a single league cost (13 weeks) of $385.
Q: Were other league fee models considered, such as curling in 2, 3 leagues?
A: Yes they were, but, given the number of potential scenarios, the financial model focused on the average number of leagues a member will curl per season, which is 1 l Fall, Winter and Spring league.
Q: The business plan refers to developing junior and wheelchair curling programs. Have we considered a deaf curling program, as SFBACC has worked with a local deaf/hearing school and helped train members of the US Deaf Olympics team?
A: No we have not considered it yet, but we will now – a terrific idea!
We have scheduled 2 in-person meetings that you can attend to review the plan with, and ask questions of, the Dedicated Ice committee: