La Crosse Curling Club (LCC) at Green Island Ice Arena 2312 7th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601

2018-2019 POLICY STATEMENTS (BOD app 07/13/18)  

 

A.  Leagues 

 

League play consists of two 9-week seasons on two evenings + one morning from October through mid-March (see schedule in Section D).  We do not curl on holidays/special events.  Participation in both seasons is not mandatory.  To curl in league, each curler must pay league fees.  Curlers failing to pay fees by announced deadlines cannot continue curling in league.  Fees are paid in the name of LCC and paid to the League Chair. 

 

In the “Spirit of Curling,” we encourage all curlers to wear name tags and to co-mingle each week with the opposing team before/after the match.  All curlers arrange their own substitute curlers.  All teams use the name of the team organizer/skip.  New curlers and youth curlers serious about developing their curling skills can join experienced curlers on teams in any league.  We try to fill 5 sheets with 10 teams in each league.

Sunday: B-a-F + L-t-C + New Curler Development on selected Sundays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Monday: Open teams curl from 7:45pm to 9:45pm in 8-end games.

Wednesday Early shift: Open teams curl from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in 8-end games.

Wednesday Late shift: Competitive teams curl from 7:45pm-9:45pm in 8-end games.  

Thursday Morning: Seniors & others curl on pick-up teams or practice on open sheets from 9:30am-11:30am

 

Teams must start on time; skips monitor this process to start matches at scheduled start time.  

    Teams may begin curling with 4, 3, or 2 curlers; late arriving curlers may join the team on-ice after any end-

     completion.   When a team causes a late start: After 5 minutes delay, ready-team hangs 1 point for the 1st end & 

             claim the hammer; after 10 minutes passes lose 1 additional point/end; repeat; after thirty minutes, declare forfeit.

 

The LCC expects 3rd year curlers to purchase and use personal curling equipment (sliders & broom or stick).

The LCC encourages 2nd year curlers to make these same purchases.

NOTE: The LCC shared equipment is well-used and not recommended for use by curlers hoping to improve.

 

FEE STRUCTURE 

The discount reflected in the “Both” season column indicates the one-time discount in a one-time payment.

 

LCC 2016-2017                 FALL    WINTER     BOTH

1st   year curler                       $60         $60               $100 

2nd  year curler                       $85         $85               $150      -Consider purchasing broom/slider-

3+   year curler                        $115       $115             $200      -Use personal broom/slider or stick-

Student >18 or Thurs only      $75         $75               $125    

Student <19                              $60         $60               $100  

Family of 3 or more related    $215       $215             $375    

Curler in additional league      $65         $65               $100

4 week new curler league       $40         $40               x

Social Member                                                              $50

TEAM SPONSORSHIP: Any team can secure a sponsor: $800.  Business pays LCC/tax deductible.

TEAM FEE: A team of >4 curlers can all register to curl on that team for a price = to 4 curlers

               Members of said team can sub on other teams registered in the same league. 

LEARN-TO-CURL: $10 per participant or $25 per family with children >50#

LCC MEMBERS BRING-A-FRIEND AND LCC OPEN HOUSE: NO CHARGE

Thursday YOUTH ON NO-SCHOOL DAYS or SCHOOL TRIPS: NO CHARGE (students/staff)

NON-MEMBER SUBSTITUTE CURLERS playing in a league game: $10 per game.

B.  Membership/Voting/Dues  

                     

Anyone joining a league is a member of the LCC.  Non-league curlers and non-curlers alike can join the LCC 

       for $50; payment of this non-curler fee allows members to vote, teach new curlers, and attend social events.

LCC members can access to important information via the “members only portal” @ lacrossecurlingclub.com

The LCC joins both the WSCA & the USCA; therefore, the LCC is a USCA Member Club.

The LCC will take pictures at our events and will post pictures on our website and our Facebook site.

       Anyone preferring not to appear in postings, contact any Board member.  We will honor your preference.

 

C. Schedule for 2018-2019

BONSPIEL: August 17-19 {Volunteers needed 08/18-27 for ice prep, bonspiel concessions, & instruction}

 

Sun 08/19:    LEARN-to-CURL (4pm -6pm) following the bonspiel championships. {$10 per participant; $25 per family with children >50#}

 

W 09/12:     PICNIC @ Myrick Park Gun Club {reserved} - Pot luck picnic, skip solicitation + league sign-up

 

M 10/15:     First night of Monday Fall League Curling (ice prep@7:15pm; on-ice 7:45-9:45pm)

            LAST NIGHT FOR FALL LEAGUE: 12/17

 

W 10/17:     First night of Wednesday Fall League Curling (ice prep @5pm) USE LOCKERROOM #2

(1st shift on-ice 5:30-7:30pm; 2nd shift on-ice 7:45-9:45pm)

              NO CURLING on W 11/ 21 (Thanksgiving Eve)

            LAST NIGHT FOR FALL LEAGUE: 12/19

Th 10/18:     First morning of Senior & Drop-In Curling (9:30am -11:30am)

        NO CURLING on Th 11/22 (Thanksgiving Day)

            LAST MORNING FOR FALL TH CURLING: 12/13

 

Sun 11/04: Learn-to-Curl {$10 per participant; $25 per family with children >50#} Participants arrive @5:15pm

Sun 11/11: Bring-a-Friend to Curl {no charge for participants} Participants arrive @5:15pm

 

Sun 11/18 + 12/02 + 12/09 + 12/16: New Curler League (with on-ice coaching) ($40 pp) (5:30pm-7:30pm)

 

HOLIDAY BREAK: NO CURLING THURSDAY 12/19  THRU SUNDAY 01/06

 

WINTER CURLING SEASON

M 01/07: First night of Monday Winter League Curling (7:45-9:45pm)

              LAST CURL for Monday Winter League: 03/04

W 01/09: First night of Wednesday Winter League Curling (1st shift 5:30-7:30pm; 2nd shift 7:45-9:45pm)

              LAST CURL for Wednesday Winter League: 03/06 

Th 01/10: First morning of Winter Senior & Drop-In Curling (9:00am -11:00am)

             LAST CURL for Thursday Winter Curling: 03/07

 

Sun 01/20: Learn-to-Curl {$10 per participant; $25 per family with children >50#} Participants arrive @5:15pm

Sun 01/27: Winter Rec Fest (5:30pm – 7:30pm) Participants arrive @5:15pm

 

Sun 02/10 + 02/17 + 02/24 + 03/03: New Curler League (with on-ice coaching) ($40 pp) (5:30pm-7:30pm)

 

W 03/20: LCC Annual Meeting (6pm BOD; 6:30 Membership)

 

05/5-11: Arena National Curling Championships in West Chester, Pennsylvania

D. Beverage Policy

 

No recreational beverages of any kind in any container are allowed on the ice.

Water in shatter proof containers is allowed on the ice.

 

Outside beverages (other than water) cannot be brought into the arena.  

 

Alcohol is available at GIIA for purchase from the vendor.

Only those 21 and older are allowed by law to drink alcohol.  

Alcoholic and soft-drink beverages may be consumed only in the concessions/social area.

 

E. Committees {A BOD member coordinates each committee}

 

1. Instruction and Skills Development Committee [Coordinator: Robert Richardson]

The members of this committee design curling instruction opportunities and develop curlers’ skills.  They develop instructional programs; recruit instructors; and coordinate instructional classes, youth instructional events, and Learn-to-Curl/Bring-a-Friend events.  They maintain accurate lists of instructors and availability dates and a current list of curlers who participated in the learn-to-curl programs.

 

X. NOT ACTIVE 2018-2019. Curler Recruitment & Retention Committee [Coordinator: _____________]

The members of this committee identify and invite new groups and individuals to learn to curl and to share in the joy of curling – including school & youth groups, corporate entities, service organizations.  These members capitalize on Olympic hype to advance recruitment.  Also, these members solicit information from curlers who will stop curling and implement initiatives to keep curlers active (including a member satisfaction survey).

 

2. Ice and Equipment Committee [Coordinator: Jim Berge; Consultant Bernie Lenz] + Ice Captains

The members of this committee maintain all LCC equipment, including stones, brooms, hacks, scoreboards, and ice making tools/machines.  These members ensure that stones, hacks, brooms, etc. get set in place before each night of curling and removed and put away at the end of each night; the members monitor the teams assigned for set-up & take-down.  The coordinator notifies the board when any item gets damaged/needs replacement.

 

3. League Management Committee [Coordinator: Jud Omans] + League Chairs

Prior to the Fall season of curling, the Board identifies chairs for each league.  The BOD provides the chairs with the list of curlers preferring to curl in specific leagues.  The chairs facilitate the formation of teams; when registration opens, preference given to confirmed teams; individual registrations accepted; league managers place individuals onto/into teams.  Chairs identify skips and host a start of season skips’ meeting to provide information about the role of the skip in team formation, team management, and the Spirit of Curling. Chairs provide contact information and substitute information for league curlers.  The members of this committee create the league schedules for the distinct shifts of curling, arrange teams as necessary, and maintain scoring sheets.  The League Chairs collect league fees, schedule early arriving set-up teams, schedule teams to bring snacks, maintain accurate curler records and team records, and may create a playdown schedule for distinct shifts/seasons.

 

4. Social Committee [Coordinator: Chris Hofland] + Jim Klock

The members of this committee plan all get-togethers with members to open/close the season, for bonspiel off-ice events, and for any social events on or off site at other times throughout the year.

 

5. Public Relations Committee [Coordinator: Kathi Millard] 

  {+ Facebook: Robert; Website: Toni Paisley}

The members of this committee create and post/publish all LCC information brochures, posters, announcements, local media news releases, league results, bonspiel outreach, and updates to various websites (Facebook, Parks & Recreation, Tribune Happenenings/Calendar, the Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Visitor’s Guide & website, and the USCA).  The members of this committee develop and use the LCC logo.  They work closely with the Membership and New Curler Recruitment Committee members to publicize and advertise curling events.  They create and distribute to members 1000 business cards to encourage recruitment.  The members of this committee seek opportunities for LCC visibility (e.g., Rotary Lights).

 

6. Sales & Partnerships Committee [Delegator: Chris Hofland]

The members of this committee identify and solicit sponsors and sponsorship opportunities.

- Team Sponsor: $800 (pays for team members’ fees).

- KWIK Trip Scrip (offered three times each year)

-Scoreboard Sponsor Program: Name/Logo advertised on the board [2’x 4.5’] @$350 first year+$250 years 2,3. 

Cost for foam core signs: $100.  Signs hang via "S” hooks into holes of sheet scoreboard. 

A “scoreboard sponsorship” connotes one designated sheet for curling all year - including the bonspiel.

-Dasherboard Sign Program: Name/Logo advertised on the board [2’x 4.5’] @$250 first year+$150 years 2,3. 

Cost sign production: $100.  Signs hang via "S” hooks onto glass of dasherboard on team-box-side. 

A “dasherboard sponsorship” connotes one designated sign for curling all year - including the bonspiel.

 

7. Strategic Planning Committee [Coordinator: Roger Ziff] 

The members of this committee determine and monitor the goals, objectives, and timeline for the long term plan culminating in the creation of a dedicated curling ice facility.  The members develop the plan for the growth of the LCC, for the oversight of the LCC investments, and for hosting championship curling events.  The committee chair reports progress to the general membership at the Annual Meeting in April.

 

8. Nominating Committee [Coordinator: LCC V-P: Kathi Millard]

By February 1 of each year, the Board shall appoint a nominating committee comprised of three (3) members of the LCC: one representing the new members, one representing the long-time curlers, and one representing the middle group.  This group works under the leadership of the Board Vice President.  By March 15, the chair shall send to the Secretary (1) the names of members who have agreed to serve on the board for a three year term to replace those members whose terms expire and (2) the slate of officers to serve for the next year.

 

Board Appointed Positions

A) League Chairs: Identify skips, host a start of season skips’ meeting, collect fees, and start shift on-time.

B) Ice Captains: Direct the preparation of the ice for curling immediately before the start of curling.

                     Follow a “blueprint” of tasks and direct the assigned assisting-team.

C) Bonspiel Committee 

          The chair(s) of this committee select and appoint sub-committee chairs.  They develop a comprehensive 

          planning schedule and present this plan to the BOD. The appropriate chairs work with the appropriate ice 

          managers to secure a contract for exclusive use by the LCC of the kitchen/concessions space, ice surfaces, 

          and curling related equipment during the bonspiel.  The members develop the registration form and 

          various documents / media announcements necessary to communicate with inquiring curlers and with 

          registered teams; they also develop posters / electronic postings to send to clubs at least three months in 

          advance of the bonspiel. The members create sub-committees and select chairs for those committees.

D) Ad Hoc Committees as needed and as defined for specific purposes.

F.  Board: Member Expectations, Officers, and Duties

 

SECTION 1.  BOARD MEMBER EXPECTATIONS 

The LCC Board of Directors meets monthly (including summer) for approximately 1.5-2hrs per meeting; the President may call additional meetings if needed.  A member of the board is expected to:

  1. Attend each monthly meeting, any specially called meetings, and the annual Membership Meeting.

  2. Take an active leadership role within the club and promote club activities and curling in the community in positive ways.  Coordinate at least one LCC committee and solicit member-participation.

  3. Participate in all discussions relevant to the LCC, but remain mindful of end-time set for the meeting.

  4. Contact the Secretary and President, should s/he be unable to attend a regular monthly meeting, a specially called meeting, or the Annual Membership meeting. 

Should a member of the board be absent from three meetings in a membership year, the President is expected to contact the board member to ask if s/he wishes to resign from the Board.

 

SECTION 2. TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: 

The La Crosse Curling Club elects board members for three (3) year terms.  

The Board is reconstituted annually with the election of Board members at the Annual Meeting.

 

SECTION 3. ELECTION OF OFFICERS: 

At the first regular meeting of the Board of Directors following each Annual Meeting of the Members or sooner as determined by the Board, the Directors shall elect from among their number a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer who shall hold office for one (1) year or until their successors are elected. 

 

SECTION 3. DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS

DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT: The President shall be the chief executive officer of the La Crosse Curling Club and preside over all meetings of the Board and of the Members. S/he shall have general and active management of the business of the La Crosse Curling Club and shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect. S/he shall serve as the overseer of Board members’ adherence to Section 1.  S/he shall be an ex officio member of all standing committees and shall have the general powers and duties of supervision and management usually vested in the office of President of a corporation. 

 

DUTIES OF THE VICE PRESIDENT: The Vice President shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President during the absence or disability of the President.  S/he shall serve as the ex-officio head of all committees.  S/he shall serve as the organizer of the Nominating Committee.  

 

DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY: The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the Members and the Board of Directors, and shall preserve in the files of the La Crosse Curling Club true minutes of the proceedings of all such meetings, all records of importance, all notices, and other duties as may be delegated by the BOD.

 

DUTIES OF THE TREASURER: The Treasurer shall have custody of all corporate funds and securities and shall keep in books belonging to the LCC full and accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements.  S/he shall deposit all monies {fees collected, apparel/bonspiel profits}, securities {Vanguard-3 funds} and other valuable effects in the name of the LCC in such depositories as may be designated for that purpose by the Board of Directors. S/he shall disburse the funds as may be ordered by the Board, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements.  S/he will check and balance finances and shall coordinate with the Bookkeeper.  S/he shall render to the President and Directors at the regular meeting of the Board, and whenever requested by them, an account of all transactions as Treasurer/Bookkeeper & of the financial condition of the LCC. The Treasurer may delegate tasks to the Bookkeeper, if the Board appoints one. 

In case of the treasurer’s death, resignation, retirement, or removal from office, all books, papers, brochures, money and property of whatever kind in his/her possession or under his control belonging to the LCC shall be returned to the President.

G. Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

The La Crosse Curling Club does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff and consultants, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. 

 

The LCC is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our organization, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. 

 

The La Crosse Curling Club recognizes the right of every member to be able to participate without being subjected to any form of harassment or bullying.  It is the obligation and responsibility of EVERY member to ensure the club is free of harassment or bullying. The La Crosse Curling Club will not tolerate harassment or bullying by any of its members or guests. 

 

Harassment includes:

(1) A repeated pattern of behavior that (a) is intended to cause fear or humiliation, (b)

offends or degrades, (c) creates a hostile environment, or (d) reflects discriminatory bias

in an attempt to establish dominance, superiority or power over an individual athlete or

group based on gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, mental or

physical disability, and/or other protected classes; or

(2) Any act or conduct described as harassment under federal or state law.

 

Bullying includes:

(1) An intentional, persistent and repeated pattern of physical and/or non-physical

behaviors that are intended, or have the reasonable potential, to cause fear, humiliation,

or physical harm in an attempt to socially exclude, diminish, or isolate; or

(2) Any act or conduct described as bullying under federal or state law.

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