Spring bonspiel (Stix & Stones)

Club Members:  I am happy to report from Poynette's Ice King (Peter Caldwell); we have a full 20 teams for our spring Stix & Stones event, to be held at the club May 15-17.  Thank you Peter and Jane...nice work filling the house for this weekend.

Having a spiel this size: I wanted to reach out to our contingent to see if anyone would have a raffle prize that could be donated to our event.  Prizes could include things such as a bottle of booze (unused of course), golf equipment (balls, hat, shoes, shirt, naked lady tees), or other sporting stuff as Peter likes to call it.  Prizes may be dropped off at the club on Monday and Wednesday evenings (spring league).

Friday evening, May 15th, will be a fish fry for our bonspiel.  If any of you expert fisherman (we know who you are) have ample supply filling your freezer from this winter and would like to donate...this would be a great opportunity to do so.  Freezer space is available at the club.  

Lastly: running a spiel this size takes time and commitment both in the clubhouse and on the ice.  While Peter and Jane have done a tremendous job making this a successful spiel, volunteer help would be greatly appreciated this weekend.  Anyone with time that would be willing to stop down during the weekend to help in any way, would assist Poynette Curling Club in keeping all of our "bonspielers" happy.  Please communicate with Shane McPeak or Peter/Jane Caldwell if you are able to help and on which day(s).  

Thank you all on a successful year at the club.  Let's send our 2014-2015 season out with a bang...Poynette style!

Shane McPeak
Poynette Curling Club

March, 2015 (Notes from the Club)

Greetings all: Poynette Curling Club wrapped up another successful winter league on March 23rd: as Team Clark (Monday) defeated Team Wild (Tuesday) 7-4 with the game coming down to the last stone.  Congrats to team Clark on their victory, and thank you to all for a great curling season.

As PCC gears up for Spring League: routine ice maintenance will be performed starting March 24th, until further notice.  A formal announcement will be made when the ice is ready for play.

Spring leagues are now forming.  We are entertaining the thoughts of leagues on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Please contact Shane McPeak (shane.mcpeak@gmail.com) if interested in participating.  Email should include night(s) wishing to curl, position, and/or team members names if you are entering a team.  Cost is $135/curler, and will allow for you to curl as many nights as you'd like.

We are currently seeking raffle donations for our upcoming "Curl for a Cure" bonspiel (April 10th/11th), and our Spring Stix N Stones Spiel (May 15th - 17th).  Anyone with a possible donation can drop by the club on evenings during spring league.  Please contact Shane McPeak via email if you'd like to set up a time other than evenings to drop off your item(s).

Thank you to all for a great curling season, and to Peter Caldwell for giving us great ice!

Shane McPeak
Poynette Curling Club


Save the date (April 10th/11th, 2015)

Poynette Curling Club will be hosting it's 13th annual Curl for a Cure, and we're happy to announce the date for this will be April 10th/11th, 2015.  Over the past 12 years, PCC has used this bonspiel as a means to generate donations for UW Carbone Cancer Center.  We're happy to announce that with last year's event, our total donations eclipsed the $30,000 level.

So if you are an experienced curler, or have never stepped onto the ice before, consider registering for this event as it is a great way to learn about the game (4-end games are played).  Registration information coming soon!

2014 Curl for the Cure - Thank You!

Hey, Everybody, thanks and more thanks.  The 12th Annual Curl for a Cure went off nearly hitchless, with the Marquardt family rink winning the first event.  This year’s amount will push us over an accumulated total of $30,000 for the UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center. Thanks go to all the participants and to all the club member and their friends who donated food, raffle prizes, and labor.  In fact, there were quite a few who accomplished the bonspiel “hat-trick,” contributing all three.

Here are some names, in no particular order, who came up really big: Marc and Angie; Jim Schliesman; Stew; Dottie Sutfin; Elaine Podoll; Donna Trumm; Dean and Sue; Jeff Koch; Jim Falk; Karen Frank; John Pederson; Mary MacLeish; Dick and Dixie; Peter and Jane; Jan Carlson.

Thanks again,

Mark and Sumiko Kretzmann