(February 19, 2016) by Donna Pearson
Curling Reflections and Resolutions
Passing through January, there is much to consider in the 2016 New Year. Having identified "New Year" resolutions, many people sought to accomplish particular goals throughout the days following. For curlers, it may be dedicating more time to skill improvement, volunteering at the club, or traveling to different bonspiels. Whatever the resolution, more good intentions are often originate from individual reflections.
As the USWCA organization considers and reflects upon our 68 year legacy, the past provides an opportunity for marking specific monumental achievements. Reflection upon previous USWCA goals, we can appreciate the efforts of those before us who have dedicated time and talents in making differences; now, we as an organization must continue evolving.
This past year, my resolutions were based upon reflections related to the USWCA's communication, technological integration, sustainability, and governance transition as grounded in our mission These main points were given consideration based upon reflections of our Club Representative membership that spans the entire United States. Have we achieved our goals in broadening various aspects of communication, integrating technology to reach more people, or expanding our thinking regarding organizational transition? Change is not easy, but it is necessary. We must reflect and resolve to be productive as we move forward in changing our organization to meet the needs of future curlers.
Identifying goals for her Presidency, Carol Stevenson will accomplish much And under her leadership, the organization has great momentum to achieve goals she identifies as she continues the legacy and traditions we have established. For the new year, may more curlers join your clubs and as women may we model good curling as we continue to develop, nurture, and promote the sport of curling; we are the "Heart of Curling!"