1. Foster a complete understanding of issues facing Ottawa Valley curling clubs and to share innovative solutions;
2. Increase participation in the sport of curling in the member clubs, with an emphasis on youth Curling and Learn-to-Curl leagues
3. Recognise and support significant curling and volunteer achievements.
4. Develop a comprehensive plan to address stated goals and objectives.
LIST OF GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
GOAL 1: Foster a complete understanding of issues facing Ottawa Valley curling clubs and to share innovative solutions
1. Recognize the unique differences between Rural and Urban clubs, identify the different challenges faced by these clubs.
2. Provide a mechanism that supports the exchange of information among member clubs by:
a. Create a central location for curling clubs, employees and contractors to share knowledge and experience;
b. Establish regular Regional meetings (West, Central and East); and
c. Assist member clubs by promoting and presenting ideas for marketing the activities of those clubs
3. Increase attendance at the annual Business of Curling seminars by five (5) clubs each year for the next three curling seasons – 2013 to 2016.
4. Increase OVCA communication with member clubs by:
a. Encourage each member club to appoint an OVCA Representative to attend two or three OVCA meetings per year;
b. An OVCA Board Member attending at least one member club Board Meeting or Annual General Meeting each year; and
c. Ensuring that OVCA information reaches club executive and club members.
5. Review, assess and modify, where necessary, the policy and procedures regarding the Loan Program, as recommended by the Policy Review Committee and reviewed by the Board of Directors of the OVCA every three to five years.
Goal 2: Increase participation in the sport of curling in the member clubs, with an emphasis on youth Curling and Learn-to-Curl leagues.
1. Encourage the development of novice leagues, such as Colts (under five years of experience), in each club to ease new members into regular league programs;
2. Pursue the establishment of Elementary and High School curling programs;
3. Support after school and week-end youth programs;
4. Promot grass roots, little rock, youth and recreational bonspiels;
5. Promote participation in OVCA main bonspiels; and
6. Pursue re-establishment of traditional Regional, Branch or Ladies Curling Association events.
Goal 3: Recognise and support significant curling and volunteer achievements.
1. Recognize teams for their success in winning national or provincial awards for which no tangible recognition has been supplied by the Canadian Curling Association. (amended 2/19/14)
2. Promote volunteerism and recognise significant volunteer contribution through the Ken Thane Award each year;
3. Offer a fifty-dollar ($50.00) rebate to participants who complete the Club Coaching Course and who commit to teaching and/or coaching in their home club.
Goal 4: Develop a comprehensive plan to address stated goals and objectives.
1. Identify and promote the value of OVCA membership among member and non-member clubs.
2. Develop a marketing plan for the OVCA.
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This year, the Board of Directors mandated three members to meet with Duncan Jamieson, to review and suggest changes and adjustments to the OVCA Mandate. The committee met over the summer and has developed a number of suggestions, including a revised Mission Statement, revised Goals and revised Objectives. All of these suggestions were formulated with a concentration on the clubs and the curlers.
This review will begin in December and be completed by spring at which time the OVCA Board will decide on any changes necessary. The first step in the process will be to gather feedback from clubs and curlers to provide input to the review exercise. The review team will be contacting club presidents and managers to obtain their perspective with respect to the OVCA and its programs. In addition, short questionnaires will be used to collect information from curlers. After discussion of the data collected and the view of curlers, the Board will decide on what if any changes are appropriate and clubs will be consulted on any proposed changes.