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Message from the President

Greetings from the 2017‐18 Bemidji Curling Club Newsletter! I am Pete Harrison, your new club president and I just wanted to send out a quick note to all the members. For those who don’t know me, I joined Bemidji Curling Club in 2010 and have been curling since 2007. I mainly curl on Thursday afternoon and evening and, starting last year, helped out with the “novice league” on Wednesday nights. The novice league was a great way to get new curlers some time on the ice with others of the same experience and abilities. With membership waning in recent years, one of the greatest challenges our club faces is getting new members. It is up to all of us to recruit and spread the word about becoming a member. Take on the challenge by simply telling your friends, neighbors and new acquaintances about the Community Ed class, novice league or form a new league team and fill spots with these less‐experienced players. By all of us doing these little things, it will make a big difference for the club. Here’s to another great year!

Message from the General Manager, Eric Fenson

Another curling season is almost here! Make sure to get your team signed up for league. All league chairs and their phone numbers are listed on the club’s website. If you are interested in joining a league, you can also email me at the club, at Remember that the club is available 12 months out of the year to rent for any type of gathering, party, fundraiser, wedding, etc. We are looking forward to another exciting year with a lot of great events going on. Hope everyone has a great season, and GOOD CURLING!

U18 Nationals Coming to Bemidji

The Bemidji Curling Club is hosting the U18 National Championships February 20 – 25, 2018! We are very excited to be chosen to host this new (only second time) event and the planning committee has already been hard at work getting many of the details organized. Hosting an event of this caliber will add to the lengthy tradition of Bemidji as a curling championship host site and it should be a good way to raise some funds for the club as well. Volunteers will be needed during the event as timekeepers, host families, kitchen help and in many other areas. If you would like to volunteer for the event or are interested in being part of the planning committee, contact Pete Harrison, Terry Matson or Jaime Quello.

Club Team Needed

We need enthusiastic members to take on the challenge of representing Bemidji at the Club Nationals in 2018! The only requirement is that all competitors on the team need to be dues paying, league‐playing members of the Bemidji Curling Club. They must also be available to participate in state playdowns (most likely sometime in January, location TBD) and Club Nationals, February 10‐17 in Brainerd, MN. With both championships being right here in the state, we can’t let this opportunity pass us by. Championships are available for both men’s and women’s teams. Bemidji has had Club National Champions in the past and it is time to bring this illustrious honor back where it belongs!

Need a Team? Need a Player?

Our newly formed Membership Committee will be glad to help you out! If you have any questions regarding membership they will be happy to answer them for you or get you in contact with somebody who can. The committee members are: Doug Fuller (218‐556‐2472), Pete Harrison (218‐239‐0027), Steve Johnson (218‐751‐0140) or Eileen Campbell (218‐760‐2605). You may also send questions to their email address at

Proposed Dues Structure Changes for 2018-2019 Season

The Board of Directors will be changing the dues structure for the 2018‐2019 season. The change will incorporate a small membership fee, which would include membership to the club, practice ice, popcorn, soda and beer discounts. Then each draw slot would have a team fee. Each draw a player would enter they would need to pay a fee for that draw. We are looking for input and feedback from members or would be happy to answer any questions. Please direct questions to Jon Chandler at 218‐444‐4033 or email