Royal Caledonian Curling ClubLADIES BRANCH
Team Captain: Brenda Macintyre
Vice Captain: Caroleen Clark
Secretary: Margaret Cairns
Treasurer: Yvonne Birnie
Entertainment: Lynne Stevenson
The origin of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club dates back to 25 July 1838 when the Grand Caledonian Curling Club was formed in the Waterloo Hotel, Edinburgh - John Cairnie of Curlinghall, Largs, being the first president. It was in the year 1843 that Her Majesty Queen Victoria graciously granted the Club the title of Royal Caledonian Curling Club, following upon a visit which her Majesty and the Prince Consort made to Scone Palace in 1842. On that occasion the Earl of Mansfield gave his Royal visitors a demonstration of the curling game upon the polished floor of the Scone Palace ballroom.
On behalf of the curlers in Scotland the Earl then presented the Prince Consort with a pair of curling stones with inscribed handles, but it is not on record whether Prince Albert ever used these. 'To unite curlers throughout the world into one Brotherhood of the Rink.'
Since the inception of the Royal Club this objective has been kept in the foreground and today the Royal Club has branches and affiliated associations and clubs in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United States of America and Wales which all look to the Royal Caledonian Curling Club as the mother club.
Quilt Raffle to Benefit the USWCA Scot Tour
A beautiful quilt entitled 'Galaxy' has been created by the gifted quilter Diane Firari - a Past President of the USWCA and member of the 1986 Scot Tour. This lovely quilt is designed to fit any decor, is 72" x 90" and is machine washable. Diane has donated the quilt to the Scot Tour Fund Raising Committee to be raffled as a fund raiser for the upcoming tour to be held throughout the United States in January, 2011.
This quilt is being raffled by Clubs and Members of the USWCA throughout the United States. The fortunate winner of the Galaxy Quilt will be announced at the 2011 National Bonspiel in Cleveland in February. Winner need not be present to win!
You may obtain raffle tickets through your club from your USWCA Representative. Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00. For more information contact Diane Firari at firstname.lastname@example.org