Saskatoon’s Sutherland Curling Club was a busy “Think Tank” this past weekend as the Board of Directors hosted the Canadian Curling Association’s Business of Curling 2 Workshop. Attended by Sutherland Management Staff, Board Members and Members-at-Large, the workshop was facilitated by the CCA’s Jack Bowman.
The Sutherland CC is a thriving and successful curling center. Leagues are full and the financial picture is strong. The club though wanted to ensure that it was moving in the right direction in this day and age of social media and utilizing technology to its optimal capability. More so was discovering ways and methods to grow the volunteer base within the club – finding ways to encourage members to join the board or a committee and to participate within the club.
Organized by Board Member Ned Riben, the group had an excellent weekend generating ideas and most importantly creating a step-by-step methodology to go about ensuring that these ideas will come to be. Enthused by the initial Business of Curling session presented at CURLSASK’s AGM this past April, Ned pursued the idea of holding the follow up session at his home club. Based on the comments from those attending, the idea was extremely successful.
Business of Curling seminars are available to all CURLSASK member clubs. Information on the Business of Curling Program is available at the CCA’s website.