Wow Scottish Lads and Lassies!
I am impressed with how well everyone showed their “Spirit of Curling” last weekend. There was plenty of plaid to go around. We had 60 different people curl in the FUNspiel, including some past members and 20 first year members. Due to my willingness to ask for help, we had more than 40 people volunteer their time and talent to make this event a success. A big thank you to the head decorator, Jackie Pesch. She is amazing at coming up with a theme and executing it in a FUN & inexpensive way. She didn’t even curl this weekend. She had help from Alix, Darwin, and Annie in creating the awesome décor. Thank you to the Ice crew of Ken, Dave, Anita, and Jerry. They were there early and made some of the best ice in the USA! Until you travel to other clubs you don’t realize how nice our ice and facility is. Thanks to Darwin & Alix for all the ideas for games and Mandatory FUN. Big thanks also goes to Suzette Loeffler, who had to withdraw due to tendonitis, but contributed by making sure we had a grill on Friday, then buying more meat and bringing pie on Saturday, then putting together that great spread for Sunday breakfast. She makes a great gopher. I would also like to give a special mention to Traci for purchasing the prizes and to Kayla for taking the team photos and having them printed. Thanks to the many volunteers in the kitchen, to whom I owe much gratitude for a clean kitchen and many happy bellies. I think it makes it more homey to have everyone contribute and allows everyone to take ownership of our club. Also, thanks to the cleanup crew, who made my job easier and took the extra food to the Open Door. Many hands make light work.
Final results were (LOTS O’ FUN had by all):
1st Place (198 points): “A Team” = Carol Kirk, Anita Devon, Mike Devon, & Ken Burdett
2nd Place (160 points): Team K = Darwin Ehrreich, Alix Petitti, Grant Arnold, Nick Francis
3rd Place (116 points): Team E = JoEllen Eyre, Mike Dizer, Cathy Yanacek, Jim Yanacek
4th Place (111 points): Team F = Melissa Headland, David Diehl, Matt Durham, Andrew McCullum
5th Place (110 points): Team J = John Maynard, (Ryan Quinn & Steve Passmore), Steve Arthmire, & Rick Lombardi