Everyone should by no have received Eleanor’s e-mail – reproduced below – on the start of the season.
If you have not yet replied, please contact her as soon as possible with a ‘yes or no’ for what promises to be a fun opening night on the 8th September!
Copy e-mail follows:-
On behalf of the Cawder House Curling Club committee I wish you a warm welcome and thought I should start the communication for season 2014/15 well in advance; there is so much to tell you about the next few months, so you can look forward to a number of emails over the next few weeks bringing you up-to-date ,
Our first evening is on Monday 08 September at 6:00 p.m. Please let me know if you will /will not be coming along to the opening Bonspiel just send me back an email – Yes, No, Maybe.
There will be 7 teams in 2014/2015 with a significant reserve list. So, every session one team will not be playing. If you are unable to play and require a substitute, please contact the Reserve list first before contacting the team not playing. Please let your skip know who will be playing for you.
We are in the process of finalising the teams – there have been a few late changes – and it will be another week or so before it is circulated with the fixture list. We had feedback from members last year that some of the ice times allocated were quite late so this year we have been fortunate in being allocated a variety of times, with more early starts, so make sure you check the fixture list carefully. This does mean that there will be more opportunity to socialise over a coffee or drink after curling and not always have to leave without catching up.
At the AGM there were two points which were referred to the Committee to decide and clarify. Following considerable discussion, the following will apply from the next Season:
1. Subs – playing position
As agreed at the AGM, the Management Committee has drawn up the following guidance to ensure consistency and avoid confusion when a sub is required to cover for a regular member who cannot play due to holidays, work commitments or other reasons (excluding ill-health):
a) Approach a player named on the official subs list – even if it is
the skip who is to be covered
b) The sub plays at lead and the others move up positions
c) A sub required because of the regular player’s ill health may play
in the same position as the incapacitated player
d) Only if no one from the official subs list is available may a
regular playing member be contacted
e) If after these efforts, there is no one available, a non-member may be introduced (e.g. from Virtual Club, Saturday Sweep, or another Club)
2. Subs – payment
Again, to ensure clarity, the following payments apply:
a) Official subs will pay £5 each time they play; they will receive an
invoice from the Treasurer before the end of the season
b) Regular full-paying members will not incur an additional charge
c) Non-club members will be charged £10 and the skip is responsible
for collecting this and passing it to the Treasurer
d) If a regular member has to stand down during the season, they may be given a pro-rata refund at the discretion of the committee and an official sub may step up to fill the gap and pay the balance of the season’s ice fees.
Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you on 8th September.