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The 'Day Curlers' held their opening luncheon at the Clubhouse Wednesday, October 3. After an absolutely gorgeous summer, our members – and there are a lot of them – are anxious to get back out on the ice. Our Hospitality Committee did a wonderful job of incorporating the beautiful fall colours into the decor on the table. Well done Andrea Hughes, Jane Palmer, Christine Sergerie and Sharon Hayden-Diaz. Our numbers have increased again this year; Lucille and Serge Sauvé, and Diane and Robert Roy were introduced to the group as seasoned curlers but new to our club. A Warm Whitlock Welcome was extended!
Steve Thunem addressed the group on various happenings concerning draws and membership numbers and informed that Brad Gushue will be giving four clinics right here at Whitlock, and will also be hosting a gourmet dinner, at which he will speak. Spots are filling up – no surprise – as it's not often we have such an accomplished Olympian in our midst! Steve also informed that a very large cashspiel is in the offing, with a very large ($10,000) purse! Exciting times ahead.
President of the Day Curlers, Ingrid Thunem, welcomed all and read off the names of her slate: Mary Whittall, Past President, Cameron Ferguson, and Norbert Wagner, Match Committee, Janet Russell, Ladies Curling Association, Barbara Olejnik, Secretary-Treasurer, Debbie Goldsmith, Challenge Chairperson, Bill Kennedy, Golden Rockers/Ice man, and Mohammed Barkat, Inter club, and last but not least our Hospitality Committee, Jane Palmer, Andrea Hughes, Christine Sergerie, and Sharon Hayden-Diaz. Jacinthe Murray also shared information regarding the weekly 50/50 Draw and she is planning a new binder for the bonspiel flyers that come in and are sometimes lost on the wall.
Our ice man and his team are working hard and of course are focused on getting the ice and shed ready as soon as possible. Mother Nature figures prominently in this endeavour as well.
We look forward to a brand new season and we will do our best to keep all informed concerning curling events at Whitlock.
Until next time, good curling.