Message from the Past President

Carol Stevenson


Greetings.  I am honored to be the 69th President of the United States Women's Curling Association.  As we move forward toward our 70th year of the organization, I am in awe of the many women who have shaped and guided the growth of the USWCA over six decades.  

The past few years have seen major changes in our growth and organizational structure.  These changes have been necessary to provide for the health and growth of our association.

I am mindful of the contributions that all members, representatives, chairs, and officers make to continually meet the mission set forth by the USWCA.  The work and the fruits of this work are shared by all.  We would not be the wonderful organization that we are without all of the contributions that are made by those and in the past.

Thank you for all of your dedication and hard work and welcome to another year of curling.


    Curling News Magazine

    To read the current edition of the Curling News, first go to the US Curling Association (USCA) website and then click on the Curling News PDF link (left hand side of that page) to download it or on the link under the magazine graphic to view it in a different window.  To get to their website, click on this link.  

    USWCA news can be found on pages 21, 22, and 24 in the current edition (Summer) of the Curling News.

About Us

The United States Women's Curling Association

The Heart of Curling!

Membership in the United States Women's Curling Association has evolved in three ways over its 70-year history. The Central/Wisconsin region is where the USWCA was founded in 1947. Of those five clubs, Appleton, Wauwatosa and Exmoor are still faithful members of the USWCA.

The majority of our member clubs joined the USWCA when the women of those clubs organized their own leagues because no curling existed for them. Most of our Grand National and Central clubs fall under this category.

Many of our clubs in the Minnesota/ Western Regions also are USWCA members as a result of women curlers banding together to create their own special curling experiences. Examples of these are the Arden Hills Cairn Lassies and the St. Paul Bonnie Spielers in Minnesota, the Fairbanks Golden Heart Ladies in Alaska and the Grafton Heathers in North Dakota.

The second evolution in women's curling begun when curlers of all abilities in clubs large and small just wanted to come together in friendship and the USWCA offered not only its National Bonspiels and the United States Women's Championship, but also intra-club events and International Tours. Still, most were members of organized women's curling within their own club. The advent of Olympic Curling did change some inner-club women's organizations, however, the USWCA continued to prosper and most clubs maintained their membership in the USWCA, enjoying its many benefits.

The Mission of the United States Women's Curling Association is: To develop, nurture and promote the sport of curling among today's women and all youth. Our positioning statement "The Heart of Curling" supports that Mission.

Presently, the USWCA is welcoming the newest curling clubs across the land with women members from all walks of life who want to enjoy the sport in different ways. Some are women who have recently taken up the sport in established curling clubs that are already members of the USWCA. A growing number are new curlers in newly organized clubs.

Our history is impressive and we are proud of it. After over 70 years, membership in the United States Women's Curling Association remains the "The Heart of Curling!"

The United States Women's Curling Association Current Officers:

2017 - 2018 President

Dawn Gutro, Broomstones Curling Club

Marlborough, MA

First Vice President

Martha Mazzarella, Bowling Green Curling Club

Bowling Green, OH

Second Vice President

Karen Brattesani, Granite Curling Club

Seattle, WA


Elaine Ritchie, Broomstones Curling Club

Harvard, MA


Tracy Lawless, Exmoor Curling Club

Hawthorn Woods, IL


Lisa Johnson, Racine Curling Club

Racine, WI

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