Thank you for your volunteer support, helping our Charlotte Curling Association succeed at holding corporate events. Corporate events are one of the single largest revenue generators that the CCA has. Your volunteering for these events enables us to to pay our bills and keep the cost of membership down for everyone.
These events are a little different than the standard Learn to Curls that we hold, in the sense that these are companies and organizations coming to our club to experience Curling for what is has to offer, experience our club, to have a fun and entertaining time along with team building experience in their organization.
When you come out, there are a few things we need to keep in mind, a priority if you will, of what we and the client is looking to achieve and experience at these events as well as safety in the club.
- Safety first - We will give a safety speech, do's and don'ts, at each event. We simply need to coach the players, when out on the ice, and make sure they are doing things safely.
- Have Fun - As long as they are doing things safely, the goal is for the team to have a blast. With curling, having fun is fairly easy to achieve, but we need to not worry about the technical aspects as much as we need to focus on helping them enjoy their time on the ice. The strict protocol we try to maintain at our leagues is not as crucial at these events.
- Learn to Curl - Not as important as maybe a traditional LTC, and not everyone is going to want to perfect their skill level, and that is OK. Experiencing curling is the objective.
- For the occasional person who really wants to learn more, and maybe join, absolutely fill them in on the details, but typically a corporate events person came to enjoy the team experience with their organization.
- If you have curled more than 5 games, you are qualified to teach, as the format is very similar to what you went through during your LTC. It isn't that difficult to teach, don't shy away over fears of inexperience.
- If you have curled more than 10 or so times, with using a checklist we will provide you, you can be a coordinator. It's not hard, it just takes a little practice.
- Bartenders, you have to get the Bartending Certificate. You can find that here: https://abc.nc.gov/RaspOnlineUser/Registration/?busid=209384 and bring the certificate in to give to John Froeb.
So take a look at the events we have coming up and sign up for as many as you can! We need you!
Thanks, Dave Allison, Corporate Events Commissioner