Message from our President Shelley Dropkin

 

It is with great excitement, anticipation and honor that I look forward to working closely with the USWCA organization this year.

When I take a moment to step back and look at all of the events and programs which we sponsor and provide to the women and youth of our curling community, I am simply astounded and incredibly proud!  I would like to begin by thanking each and every one of you, our members, for all that you have done and continue to do to help support these efforts and the true spirit of curling.

I hope you find the USWCA website a handy reference guide describing the leadership team, schedule of curling events, an overview of our member clubs, information about our members and our many working committees.  I find it to be invaluable in helping to facilitate communication among our members as we do the work of our organization.

I am looking forward to our year and working with you as we also welcome the excitement of the 2014 Winter Olympics and the incredible energy and focus it brings to our sport.

    Curling News Magazine

    In the current edition of the Curling News, Shelley Dropkin writes about the two very special international tours which the USWCA sponsors on rotating schedules with Scotland and Canada; the Scot Tour and Senior Friendship Tour.  To read the article in its entirety, 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 the latest edition of the magazine.  To get to their website, click on this link.  Shelley's article begins on page 17. 

    All USWCA news can be found in the Curling News on pages 16 - 19.

 

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 67-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:

2013-2014 President

Shelley Dropkin, Broomstones Curling Club
Southborough, MA

1st Vice President

Jeannie Borland, Mayfield Curling Club
Kent, OH

2nd Vice President

Donna Pearson, Grand Forks Curling Club
Grand Forks, ND

Secretary

Elaine Ritchie, Broomstones Curling Club
Harvard, MA

Treasurer

Mary Glowacki, Bowling Green Curling Club
Toledo, OH

 

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