Here is the response from our first potential long distance member. A case of mistaken identity me thinks 😳
Oh my goodness.
Being new to the area I live in, I googled “Lanark Curling Club”, and up comes your website. I have a polite email conversation with Mr. Hood, and look forward to more info from Mr. Cogle. I read through Mr. Cogle’s email (see below). Then I see that the membership is £38.50.
A lightbulb goes off in my brain.
I’m speaking to the good people of the curling club in Lanark, Scotland, where the monetary unit is the pound. I’m living a whole ocean away near Lanark, Ontario, Canada. (Which, by the way, is about 15 minutes north of Perth, Ontario, Canada – about an hour’s drive west of our nation’s capital – Ottawa).
Now I feel like a dope. I apologize for taking your time.
It turns out the area in which I live was originally settled mainly as a Scottish military post in the early 1800’s, hence the many Scottish town names.
It is on our bucket list to travel to Scotland at some time. If I ever do make it there, I’ll be sure to visit the Lanark Curling club, and look to buy a round of pints for the good people there.
Luke Wierdsma – proud resident of Lanark, Canada.
PS – there is even the city of Cornwall, a couple of hours drive from us, so even that part of the geographical puzzle Mr. Cogle talks about below made sense to me. Weird.
PPS – there is no curling club in the tiny town of Lanark, Canada, so I’m looking into playing in Perth (Canada)
From: Iain Cogle [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2017 6:53 PM
To: Wierdsma, Lucas
My apologies for the delay in responding, I found myself working in Cornwall during the week and your email got buried under many others.
I’ll try and give a brief summary,
Lanark Curling club generally has games on Tuesdays or Thursdays usually averaging about once a week but sometimes missing weeks, games usually at 8pm and Lanarkshire Ice Rink at Hamilton.
We actually have our Season opening bonspiel on the 27th September @ 5:45pm if you wanted to come along and meet folks and have a game.
There are also some general training sessions open to all at the ice rink on sunday early afternoons and thursday mornings I think.
With regards to costs, combined club & Royal caledonian curling club membership is £38, and normally its ~£10-£12.50 per game.
If you have any further questions please just get in touch,
From: Jack Hood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 07 September 2017 15:32
To: ‘Lucas Wierdsma’
Subject: *C18L – Website – Enquiry/new to the area, and to curling
Good afternoon Luke,
And thanks for getting in touch with us.
I’ll forward your enquiry to our Club Secretary – Iain Cogle, who will get back to you with further information.
Best regards and hope to possibly meet your daughter and yourself soon?
From: Lucas Wierdsma <email@example.com>
Subject: new to the area, and to curling
Looking for a way to introduce ourselves to the community, thought we’d look into curling. My daughter and I moved to Lanark in the past year.
What kind of league is available for brand new curlers?
What does a membership cost, or what does it cost to join a league? Looking for something like once per week.
How do we get on a team?
This e-mail was sent from a contact form on Lanark Rocks On-Line (http://www.lanarkcurlingclub.org)