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Level 1 Instructor USCA Certification Class at OCCC.

The Orange County Curling Club will be hosting a USCA Level I Instructor’s Course on Saturday, July 23rd from 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm. This class is intended for curlers who have the fundamentals down and want to learn how to share that knowledge with novice curlers.

The cost is $40 for USCA paid members. $75 for Non United States Curling Association members. Please, Cash or Checks only. Make checks payable to: Orange County Curling Club.

New instructors will be given the latest information from the USCA on teaching new curlers the basic fundamentals of curling. In addition to the 3 ½ -4 hours of classroom training, the new instructors will teach a Learn to Curl class that evening as part of the course. The Learn to Curl is from 7-9pm.

For more info or or to sign up here, Please visit:

New USCA Board member elected from MoPac

MoPac President, Nick Kitinski, requested a region recount at the USCA spring meeting to achieve a second USCA board spot for MoPac. Jerome Larson, VP of Membership and MoPac USCA board member will be joined by the newly elected Gabrielle Coleman.

New MoPac Secretary

MoPac have separated the Treasury and Secretary position. Don Eshelby remains as Treasurer while Erik de Vreeze steps up as the new MoPac Secretary for a 2 year term, starting July 1st, 2011.

Competition sign up dates announced

  • Wheelchair Tryouts: September 21, 2011
  • Youth Olympics: October 19, 2011
  • Seniors: November 2, 2011
  • Mixed Doubles: November 8, 2011
  • M/W Nationals: November 14, 2011
  • M/W Club Nationals: November 30, 2011
  • Junior Nationals: December 7, 2011
  • Mixed: January 25, 2012
  • Junior camp

    A West Coast Junior camp will be held at the Granite Curling Club in Seattle September 23-25, 2011. Details of the camp and registration forms should be out by mid summer.

    Instructor Lvl I & II Course and Skills Clinic

    The Mountain Pacific Curling Association and San Francisco Bay Area Curling
    Clubthrough the sponsorship of the United States Curling Association will be
    holding a Level I & Level II Instructors Course on Friday, June 17th followed by
    a Skills Clinic on Saturdaythe 18th.

    More information is available on the SFBACC web site where registration and
    payment can be made.

    USCA Board Representative Election

    MoPAC membership has increased over the past two years which means we now have enough membership to have a second representative on the USCA Board. This is a non paid position, as are all club representatives on the USCA Board.

    Duties include: traveling for meetings (usually cost not covered), participating in various committees, and more…..

    To be fair to all who may be interested in serving in this capacity, we are
    asking that you post this information on your web sites and/or send it out to
    all your members. MoPAC will select the representative from all the names that
    we receive. Ask anyone interested to send me a brief resume that we can review
    to make that determination. It may be sent by e-mail: with an attachment or by regular mail.

    Mailing address:
    Don Eshelby
    MoPac Secretary/Ttreasurer
    1931 Mortimer Court, Boise Idaho 83712.
    The deadline for submission of names and material is June 15th , 2011.

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