St Paul Cash Spiel - October 5-7, 2018

The St. Paul Cash Spiel is back!  We are doing something new this year:  partnering with the Lupus Research Foundation (LRF).  You may have heard of it; the LRF is home to Lupus Spiel USA.  The mission of the LRF is to help find a cure for lupus by raising funds for lupus research and by raising awareness.  Sponsorship opportunities for the St. Paul Cash include contributing to the spiel itself, and a portion going towards the Lupus Research Foundation.  It’s a great opportunity to give back!  

The administrator of the spiel this year is Todd Birr.  To register, please register your team on the WCT at:  www.worldcurl.com   Then, come back to the SPCC site to pay for your registration online.

For more information:

About the spiel:   www.facebook.com/pg/StPaulLetsCureLupusCashSpiel 

About the Lupus Research Foundation:  www.letscurelupus.org 

The LRF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, EIN:  81-5446248

St Paul Curling Foundation

The St Paul Curling Foundation (SPCF) is now open for business.  Members have often asked if they can make tax-deductible contributions to support SPCC and now they can.  The SPCF exists to raise money for the Foundation's various supported causes, including junior curling, curling education, and the historic preservation of the St Paul Curling Club.  Eligible parties can apply for funding from the Foundation, and anyone can contribute to these causes by donating to the Foundation.  Donations can be made by credit card or PayPal, by leaving a check at the club, or by contacting your financial institution to perform a bank transfer.

 

The SPCF is planning to host a kickoff fundraiser in conjunction with this year's Managers Party in April, and a holiday gala fundraiser in December 2018.  Items can be donated for these events to be auctioned off to raise money for the SPCF.  Look for more info on these events here and in future editions of Table Talk.  Contact the Foundation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have an item to donate.

 

To find out more about the St Paul Curling Foundation, please visit their website.

 

2018 Club Playdown Results

Congratulations to the following teams on winning their respective brackets in the 2018 SPCC Club Playdowns!

 

  • Club Championship -- Team Beadle over Team Stolt
  • Competitive League Champs -- Team Stolt over Team Meyers
  • A Flight Champs -- Team Jytyla over Team Hovland
  • B Flight Champs -- Team Gartner over Team Barisoff
  • C Flight Champs -- Team Satrom over Team Cerkvenik
  • D Flight Champs -- Team Eliason over Team Quinn
  • Bonnies A Flight Champs -- Team Armstrong over Team Dunn
  • Bonnies B Flight Champs -- Team Rachu over Team Powers
  • Bonnies C Flight Champs -- Team Matthews over Team Orvik
  • Mixed League Championship -- Team Abraham over Team Faltesek

 

Larry Pieper Award & new board members

The end of the year meeting was held on Championship Saturday, April 14th.  Full minutes will be posted under the Board minutes section, but we also want to highlight the service and recognition of some of our many volunteers:

Board of Directors

Congratulations to the newest members of the St. Paul Curling Club Board of Directors:  Howard Fulk, Jim Milosevich, and Pete Stolt.  They will each serve a 3-year term, replacing outgoing members Theresa Hoffoss, Clay Orvik, and Rik Pohlman.  Huge thanks to those three for their 3 years of excellent service to SPCC.

We're also bringing in a brand new set of executive officers for next season.  Ron Paul ascends from VP to President, Erik Ordway takes over as Vice-President, Mike Spragg becomes our Treasurer, and Keith Peacock takes over as Secretary.  They're replacing outgoing President Tim McMahon, long-time Treasurer Barb Gutzmer, and former Secretary Brad Clasen.  Many thanks to them for their years of service and tireless dedication to our club!

2018 Larry Pieper Service Award Winner (speech given by President Tim McMahon at the meeting)

The Larry Pieper Service Award is one of the most treasured awards given out at the St. Paul Curling Club. For those of you that didn’t know him, Larry was a heckuva guy. He had a great mechanical mind and spent countless hours volunteering at the club at a time during the ‘70s and ‘80s when major renovations were necessary. He was a charter member of the Tuesday Work Crew. Since his passing in 1998, the club has selected one member annually to receive an award in Larry’s name who best exemplifies the volunteer spirit at our club. This is the 20th year this prestigious award is being presented.
 
This year’s winner is like many here today, he grew up on da Range (in Hibbing) and ended up in St. Paul, where for many years he owned and operated a remodeling business. He became a member here in 2006 and was a valued member of the Ice Crew from the get-go.
 
When the opportunity presented itself three years ago to take over as ice maker, this guy latched on to it and began making some of the best ice this club has ever had. He has great ideas and is always looking for ways to maintain our equipment and machinery without costly replacements. It is that good Slovenian/Ranger common sense that we value so much.
 
He is always thirsting for knowledge and striving to get better. Proof that an old (middle-aged) dog can learn new tricks! He keeps a positive attitude even though he has to keep good ice for 1200 members playing roughly 3500 games in a season – plus clinics and groups that tend to beat the tar out of the ice. Yes, he may be a paid employee at the club, but the guy is always on call and puts in a ton of hours. I think he keeps a cot in the basement. I hope he doesn’t use this against us in his next contract negotiation.
 
It is my pleasure to announce this year’s Larry Pieper Service Award winner, Mr. Craig Zbacnik!

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