Leadership Team 2012 / 2013
Board of Directors
The first time I stepped on the ice I was hooked! That was over 13 years ago. I started my own team and I enjoy bringing in new members. The proudest day in my curling career was the day my son Adam asked me if I would help him become a curler. I helped him form a rookie team of teenagers and he has never looked back. He is attending college this fall in St Cloud and is he trying to figure out how he can continue to curl.
I was not very involved in the club at first and I simply enjoyed league play. After a few years I started going to bonspiels and then started to volunteer my time at the club. It is my involvement that helps me feel like I was part of the Cambridge Curling “Club”. It’s a place I can go and talk about the sport I enjoy and I can hang out with people who share that interest. Through my volunteering I was able to meet a lot of great people, which led to me being asked if I would serve on the board. I was again fortunate and was elected to my first term in 2007 as your president. I am currently in my second term and once again your president.
I want to thank all of you for your confidence and support in allowing me to serve on the board in my second term. In the last 5 years I have met many great curlers and established friendships that will last forever. THANK YOU!
Brad SwansonVice President
I am married to Linda Swanson and I love skipping our mixed team in bonspiels because its the only time my wife will listen to me but only if she agrees with the shot I called. Curling is great fun for all ages and all skill levels, it would be great to see a lot of new faces at the open house in November(day after thanksgiving) this year!
We have a great club and thanks to the members support we have been able to make some nice improvements to the club over the past several years. New Scraper, Nipper, regrinding the Rocks, new furnaces and Air exchanger, and now in 2012 we see the pine paneling about the clubroom and new toilets. The Club membership is steady allowing us to build some funds for future equipment replacement like the coils and compressors which are aging a bit. The Club is in good financial condition to support the sport and members for many years.
Our New Competitive Club which is an approved 501 C 3 Charity, was formed for youth training, classes and clinics and promoting national competition, gives members a unique opportunity to support the sport and the USCA. Anyone who wants more information about the CCCC or USCA Membership please find me at the club.
Always, good curling to all.
I have curled since 1985 and have enjoyed the close-knit affiliation that curlers have. It is a sport unique to all others and I am excited about the surge in popularity and to see the growth happening in our club. I am proud to be a member of a very active board that makes so many positive things happen: expanding leagues, successful bonspiels and capital improvements to the club itself.
I would encourage members to get involved, as it is very rewarding. Here’s to another year of great curling!
Jeff AnlaufPast President / Director
It has been a wonderful experience serving on the curling club board. I have been on several boards where its the same people doing all the work all the time. With our curling club, it has been alot of people helping especially with setup and tear down of the club. we have made some good improvements over the last few years and hope to continue forward with that trend. Some projects being considered are, dehumidifiction, coils being put in the cement, and an expanded kitchen area. All part of a wish list while still maintaining our current ice which has been excellent this year again.
Good curling, and see you at the club.
Curling: I have enjoyed curling since I was very young. Growing up in Canada, curling has always been a favorite pastime of mine. As a youth I recall watching curling on TV and playing the game as much as I could. It’s so nice to see Curling evolve into such a popular sport thanks to the Olympics and the coverage on TV. I don’t think there is a better game than curling that exemplifies sportsmanship, etiquette and provides so much fun with your teammates as well as your opponents! It really is a great game for all ages and for all skill levels. If you haven’t tried it, I encourage you to grab your broom, “hurry hard” and join the fun!
I have been curling for over five years now and my first year I started out as a sub. I decided the next year that I would just throw myself into it and try and skip my own team. It was a great learning experience for me and my team. The community surrounding the sport of curling is always welcoming, encouraging, and fun. The curlers are incredibly close and unique from any other sport. I have appreciated my experiences learning the game and getting to know other curlers. I love this sport and encourage everyone to try it.
I love our curling club just the way it is. If I were to change anything at all I would put bigger exhaust fans on each end of the ice.