Message from Immediate Past President

Jeannie Borland

President Jeannie Borland

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."  These words from the song "Closing Time" seem appropriate for this time in my life and for the USWCA right now.  The Winter Meeting and the Annual Meeting in Detroit marked the end of my term as President of the USWCA.  A year ago, as I assembled my team, the end seemed a long way off.  There was a lot of work to be done to organized the Fall and Winter Meetings.  The end of our term marks the beginning of new roles we plan to take on for the USWCA.

Our events were well organized and run successfully.  The 'nuts and bolts' of our organization took care of their responsibilities, wrote reports, and kept us in business.  I am most proud of our Ad Hoc committees that deal with our structure and organization.  They have looked at the big picture for the future and have made plans to make us more structurally sound and efficient. 

We are looking forward to our new beginnings in the way we do business.  Even as my term as President ends, there is a new beginning as Past President. One role has ended and a new one is beginning for me.  For the USWCA, the old ways and organizational structure is ending and a bright new look is beginning. 

    Curling News Magazine

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    USWCA news can be found on page 14 in the current edition (August 2015) 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 69-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 65 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:

2015-2016 President

Donna Pearson, Grand Forks Curling Club
Grand Forks, ND

1st Vice President

Carol Stevenson, Kettle Moraine Curling Club
Oconomowoc, WI

2nd Vice President

Dawn Gutro, Broomstones Curling Club
Marlborough, MA

Secretary

Dawn Zimney, Grand Forks Curling Club
Grand Forks, ND

Treasurer

Mary Glowacki, Bowling Green Curling Club
Toledo, OH

 

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