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ECC Night with the Portland Timbers

Please join the Evergreen Curling Club as we watch the Portland Timbers take on Toronto FC on Saturday September 7, 2013, JELD-WEN Field, 8 p.m. The Timbers are having a record season and will look to further their case as the League’s top team in this exciting match against Toronto FC... You can find more details on our blog.

Curling Year Ends with ECC Championship won by Team Schaak

Congratulations to Team Schaak: Doug Schaak, Jeff Tomlinson, Jim Smoltz, and Cory Fiendell, for winning Evergreen CC’s first Club Championship at its new home in Beaverton, OR!

Read more about the championship curling action on our blog, Club Championships

2013championshipsIf you missed watching our live stream you can watch the recorded draws stored on UStream!

The capture on the right is action from the semi-finals...

Try the Olympic Sport of Curling!

curlersThis is your opportunity to come out and learn to play an Olympic sport before the ice goes away for the summer!
Evergreen Curling Club is hosting a learn to curl clinic
May 4th from 10am-4pm.
For $20 per adult
$10 per junior (under 21)
and a family rate of just $40
(2 adults and 2 children)
our instructors will give you an hour of instruction in the sport and there will be time for you to practice what you have learned after your lesson is complete.
If you have already attended one of our learn to curls and would like to try again, GREAT! We have a deal for you! For just $10 per adult and $5 per junior (under 21) you can join us on May 4th and get some practice play in on the ice.
There is no need to sign up for this event. But if you would like to you can do so at www.evergreencurling.com/learn.
We look forward to seeing you on May 4th from 10am-4pm.
Good Curling!

Bridgetown 2.0 Winners

A Event: Team ALQIMI

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Granite CC, Seattle: Jeremy Dinsel, Jeff Tomlinson, Paul Lyttle, Duane Rutan

B Event: The Rutherfords

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ECC: Jared, Norm, Tamara, Kevin and Terry Rutherford

C Event: East meets West (Coast)

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New York and Newburg : Rachel Sethi (skip), Jason Sethi (vice/third), Kenny Thomson (second), Barbara Thomson (lead)

Bridgetown 1.0 Winners!

A Event -The Katsup Chips

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Granite Curling Club: Andrew Ernst, Cyndy Eng-Dinsel, Jeremy Dinsel, Em Good, Mac Guy

B Event - Nate and the The Bromance Boys

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Granite Curling Club: Rich Burmeister, Nate Semm, Zach Radmer, Glenn Allan

C Event - The Canucks

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Evergreen Curling Club: Luke Hansen, Kendall Speten-Hansen, Michele Goosen, Paul Keelan

For the rest of story, read about it on our blog! and view some pictures... if you have any photos you'd like to share send them to:

DIY Bonspiel Winners

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Doug Schaak and his team sailed through the draw unscathed to win it all. Congratulations to Doug, Jim Smoltz, Dan Sorensen and Jason Clifford.
B Event
Cheers to Jason Hill, Eric Hanson, Steve Ellis and George Middleton for the victory.
C Event
Wayne Brock, Eleanor Robertson, Ron Fairley and Kristy Schnabel. ...Read more about the DIY Bonspiel!

League and Novice League registration open

Registration is now open for the next session of leagues. Check the league page to see a description of leagues. Novice league is Wednesday night, you can register for that and all other leagues here. Payment will reserve your spot, use Paypal, or send a check to our POBOX. Winner of each league will be invited into our Year End club bonspiel for a chance to be Club Champion!

Friday Fun with Friends Curling Night

Friday February 8th @7pm
friends This event is for members and novices alike. Curling is all about socializing and tonight is your chance to mingle with members from other leagues and new curlers. There is no formal instruction available this night. However, games are a great way to learn curling! Cost is $10 for one person. Sign up is at the rink with payment, on a first come first serve basis (doors open @ 6:30pm)

Evergreen's Team Schaak Wins MOPAC Regional Championships

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Congratulations: Steve Liske, Jim Smoltz, Jeff Tomlinson, and Doug Schaak.

Men's MOPAC Playdowns - Jan 18-21, 2013

ECC is hosting the MOPAC Regional Playdowns for the right to play March 2 - 9th in the Club National Finals at Exmoor Curling Club, Highland Park, IL. The DRAWS will be streamed live on UStream

Update 1/21/2013: Check Bonspieler.com for final game times and live scoring!

Evergreen's Robertson's Rink Wins MOPAC Regional Championships

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Kendall Speten-Hansen, Kathy Placek, Yvonne Perceval, and Eleanor Robertson.

Evergreen's Team Robertson defeated Team Walsh from the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club. The score in the Final draw was 10 - 2. Team Robertson finished with a total of five Wins and one Loss to win the #1 MOPAC seeded birth to the United States Curling Associations Women's Club Championship in March. Team Walsh from San Francisco Curling Club Finished with a four Win and two Loss record. They will also represent MOPAC as the second seeded team in the US Women's Club Nationals. Six teams from California, Arizona, Idaho and Oregon participated in the Regional playdowns January 11 to 13 at the Evergreen Curling Club.

Registration Open for MoPac Playdowns

ECC is accepting registrations from men's and women's teams interested in representing the Club at the MoPac Playdowns, to be held January 13-15, 2012, in Kearns, UT, near Salt Lake City. Teams advancing from the Playdowns will represent MoPac at the USCA Club Nationals, to be held March 3-10, 2012, in Mankato, Minnesota.

Registrations must be received by October 24th, 2011 ...read more in the Play downs Blog

2011 Fall Leagues Registration is Open

To join a league or purchase a membership online, you must sign up or login. You can sign up offline, just download and fill out a paper form and mail in your registration, but do it quick as leagues fill up fast!

Leagues are open to all. If you haven't curled before, sign up for a league (or Novice League) and take our pre-season lesson to get acquainted. If you curled in last year's league, you have until September 16 to confirm your spot in the same league or it will be given to another curler.

You may sign up for more than one spot in any league; refunds will be given until Sept 30. If you are "wait listed", your money is always guaranteed to be refunded. Club membership dues are required once per year. Membership dues support USCA Membership, MoPac membership and insurance fees, and provide these benefits.

League format will allow 9 teams, playing during 9 weeks. Each team will have 1 bye week.

New curlers joining a Novice League for the first time do NOT need to purchase an ECC Membership.

Announcing Fall Open Houses

The general public is welcome to come and learn to throw a curling stone... and other fine points about curling.
Sun 25th of September 2011 07:00 PM
Sun 25th of September 2011 08:10 PM

Tue 27th of September 2011 07:00 PM
Tue 27th of September 2011 08:10 PM

Tue 4th of October 2011 07:00 PM
Tue 4th of October 2011 08:10 PM

$20 per adult, $10 per junior, $40/family. (plus $1 handling fee).

Sign up on-line to guarantee your reservation.

Go To our Learn To Curl page for more Information.

DIY: Dedicated Ice in a Year

News Update: 5-12-11

Evergreen Curling Club is actively raising funds to provide a dedicated training facility for the Olympic sport of curling. We have a sensible, achievable plan to provide a portable ice rink within a leased commercial or industrial building in the Portland, OR Metro Area. We plan to start with two or three sheets of curling ice and then expand as needed.

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Evergreen Curling Club directors, from left, Kris Klinkhammer and Eleanor Robertson, along with members Dana Watson and Barbara Brown.

At our DIY Pledge Dinner, we raised $108K in donations, loans and pledges from our 150 members. This combined with past savings from our 9 years of operation brings us a little more than half way to our project goal of $300K. Currently we are asking for support from all curlers and supporters nationwide. We also plan to seek grants and loans where available.

Please consider contributing to Evergreen's DIY effort to provide the first dedicated curling ice facility in the western US since 1961. There is a paypal button in the right column...If you prefer to write a check and mail it to us, you'll find our address on our DIY donation page


Big 'Dip'per Bonspiel

big-dipper-usd This is a fundraising bonspiel to help the Evergreen Curling Club's reach it's goal of dedicated ice in a year!

  1. Big Dipper Bonspiel (the DIP of Dipper stands for Dedicated Ice in Portland)
  2. Date: May 14-15 (Saturday and Sunday)
  3. Location: Granite Curling Club, Seattle
  4. Purpose: to raise funds for a dedicated curling facility in Portland, Oregon
  5. Teams: 30 maximum
  6. Games: three-game guarantee
  7. Cost: $400/team
  8. Dinner: Saturday night
  9. Guest Presentation: ECC President Steve Liske will give an update on ECC's DIY progress!
  10. Contact person:
  11. Sign up on the Granite Curling Club's Website

Next Steps for DIY Pledges -- Dedicated Ice in a Year!

thermoThank you to all who attended the DIY Pledge Dinner on March 26th. It was a great success! We received nearly $66,000 in pledges at the dinner. When combined with board donations of $42k and a savings of $50k our total is now $158K. The thermometer shows our savings ($50k) plus our Fundraising goal of $250k, the total goal on the Thermometer is $300,000. which includes $50,000 for savings.

The response was so overwhelming that we immediately agreed to proceed to continue fundraising and build Dedicated Ice within a Year! Next step: reach the full membership... 100% percent participation of ECC curlers.

This means that all who pledged donations should now write checks payable to "Evergreen Curling Club" and give the check to ECC Treasurer, Bruce Irvin, at the rink on Sunday or Tuesday or send your check to:
Evergreen Curling Club
c/o Treasurer
P.O. Box 12162
Portland, OR 97212

If you could not attend the dinner but plan to contribute, please contact Bruce or send a check to the address above. Or email regarding loans and installment donations.

If you pledged a loan, then wait for Bruce to contact you about loan terms which we are now finalizing.

If you pledged a twelve month installment donation, then contact to set up a plan to pay your installments.

Stay tuned for more fund raising projects, or contact a board member and ask how you can help!

ECC Annual General Meeting


View Larger Map ***New Location!***

May 11, 6:30pm
Lucky Lab Beer Hall
1945 NW Quimby,
Portland, OR

Lucky Labrador Beer Hall (1945 NW Quimby) is located in an old Freightliner Trucking warehouse in the final frontier of inner Northwest Portland. Pizza, sandwiches, and salads are available (Menu).

Agenda

Elections
The following positions are up for election: Vice-President, Secretary, Promotions and Director-at-Large.

By-Law Changes
You will find all of the proposed by-law changes online.
And, an explanation of the changes here!.

DIY: Dedicated Ice In A Year Facts

  • We are actively raising funds for a dedicated training facility for the Olympic sport of curling.
  • We have a sensible, achievable plan.
  • We will build a portable ice rink within a vacant commercial or industrial building in the Portland Metro area.
  • Initially we will build two or three sheets and then expand as needed.
  • We recently raised $110K in donations, loans and pledges from our members.
  • Previously we saved $50K from curling operations.
  • We estimate that we need $300K total.
  • We are appealing to curlers and friends of curlers to contribute.
  • We are appealing to corporations and grant agencies.
  • We will seek loans as a last resort.
  • We have 145 members, and we intend to provide curling 7 days a week.
  • We have a thermometer and Donation Button... Donate Today! Help us reach our goal.
  • We have an address to which DIY
    Evergreen Curling Club,
    PO Box 12162
    Portland, OR 97212
    Attention: Bruce Irvin, Treasurer
    Checks can be sent.

DIY Pledge Dinner

When: March 26, 6:30 pm
Where: East Portland Community Center
Cost: None
Why: To show your support for dedicated curling ice!
What: We'll hand out Pledge Forms
How: Then we'll collect the pledges in the following weeks.
Map to Dinner

No auctions or other gimmicks at this party, and no collection of money. We'll just make a simple, direct plea for your promise of support and ask that you fill out a pledge form. We'll also have a great time talking about curling, celebrating our wonderful year so far, saluting our womens team's efforts at nationals, and planning our future grand curling exploits.

Please, please RSVP right away for the Pledge Dinner at http://AnRSVP.com?ECC Your RSVPs will help us to accurately estimate how much food and drink to order for the night. We're all looking forward to seeing you March 26th for a good time and a great kick-start of the DIY project.

Until then, Good Curling!

Now! Spring & Novice League Signup!

Sunday League, 6:30 pm
Tuesday League, 6:30 pm
Sunday Novice League, 8:30pm
Tuesday Novice League, 8:30pm

ECC Membership is not required for the novice leagues.

ECC Members
If you are a member Go to the Join ECC Page
and Log-in. You can then secure your league spot.

Non-ECC Members and Novices
If you are NOT an ECC Member go to the ECC Registration Page
Registration allows you to sign up for a regular league or the Novice league! As soon as you are registered and logged in you'll see the PayPal buttons to secure your league or novice spot. Novice First Time Curlers need Not Purchase ECC Membership. Membership is only required for ECC Sunday and Tuesday 6:30pm Leagues!

To Register by USPO mail
If you wish to Join and sign up for a league OFF line you can down load a pdf Membership application and Waiver form. Please fill out the form and mail it as soon as possible.
Thank you

ECC Junior Rock Camp

Rockstar-jrcurlingAges 21 and under

When
3 Tuesdays, March 1, 8 and March 15th
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cost only $30 for the 3 days!


Sign up now!



Additional ECC -- Dedicated Curling Informational Meeting

What: DIY Informational Meeting for those that missed the first one.

Date: February 28th
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Community Room of St. Charles Church
Address: 5310 NE 42nd, Portland Google Maps
Who:
Curlers and Friends of Curlers

Read a message from Doug Schaak, Founder of ECC. (T-Notes link available on twitter)Follow ECC_Update on Twitter

Team Robertson to play in USCA Club Championships

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From Left to right, Eleanor Robertson, Yvonne Perceval, Kathy Placek, Kendall Speten-Hansen will represent ECC and MOPAC at the USCA Women's National Club Championship in Mankato, Minnesota.

The Robertson team tied with the Hollywood Messier team at the MOPAC Regional playdowns in Seattle on January 15-16 Both teams will represent MOPAC standings






The Club Championships occur Saturday March 5 through March 12.

Open Houses available in 2011!

Happy New Year. Are you interested in trying curling? We curl Tuesday and Sunday nights and Lloyd Center Ice Rink. Learn to curl opportunities are available at 8:30pm. Check the Learn to Curl page for more information!

If you'd like to join a league, you can do so here.

Follow the 2011 MOPAC Club Championships

Joe Petsche and Eleanor Robertson are representing ECC at The MOPAC regionals. The winners go on to represent MOPAC in The US National Club Finals. Click on the scoreboards to find the score pages.

Eleanor Robertson Team: Eleanor Robertson, Yvonne Perceval, Kathy Placek, Kendall Speten-Hansen
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Joe Petsche Team: Joe Petsche, Arthur Placek, Gregory Agamalian, Patrick Julian
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Christmas Fun Night

When:   Thursday - December 23th, 2010 from 6-9 PM
Where:  Winterhawks Skating Center,
               9250 Southwest Beaverton Hillsdale, Portland

$10 all ages. Contact with questions or call him at 360-263-8010 res (preferred) or 360-430-8909 cell.
- Space available on a first come first serve basis at the rink! Who knows, you just might see Santa!

Holiday Party

Join the Evergreen Curling Club for a post-league, all club Holiday gathering. We are getting together at Old Town Pizza between 5-8pm. Just arrive when you can. It's a casual and informal restaurant that has fabulous pizza, a great space, a bar and a children's pizza kitchen (very child-friendly). We will also have a raffle! Old Town Pizza will donate 30% of orders when you bring this coupon!

When:   Wednesday - December 15th, 2010 from 5-8 PM
Where:  Old Town Pizza, 5201 NE  MLK Jr. Blvd. @ Sumner, 503.200.5988

Club Re-enacts 1847 draw on June 12, 2007

Composit photo Ft Vancouver and Lloyd Center Ice RinkA composite photo of Ft. Vancouver and the Lloyd Center Ice Rink depicting the Re-enactment of the 1847 curling match. In 1847 the crew of the HMS Modeste from Britain played the officers and gentlemen of Hudson’s Bay Company Fort Vancouver. The Modeste rink won the all day battle... View photos from the event.

On June 12, 2007 crew from the Tall ships the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain take on members of the Evergreen Curling Club. Club members were dressed in period clothes provided by Ft Vancouver's Historians. Those boots were really slippery...

Photos taken and composited by Garry T. Stasiuk Photos
Copyright Stasiuk Enterprises

Video of Re-enactment

Shel Bailey Host of PDXposed visited us during the re-enactment.


If you can't play the video on-line
You may Down Load it! :

Closed Video Format for non-profit use only: "MP4"
Open Video Format anyone can use it: "Ogg"

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