Indeed this is “just the tip of the iceberg”. Even our Volunteer Extraordinaire display can’t capture the depth of our volunteers. And the following are just a couple of recent examples of SACC Volunteerism recognized at the Provincial level.
Brenda M’Clellan was asked to join the Curl BC Board in 2021, was the Finance Chair in 2022-23 and following the 2023 AGM, Brenda was appointed as Curl BC Chair for the coming 2023-2024 season!
Along with her husband David Walker, Brenda moved to Salmon Arm in August 2013 after retiring. Both had a background in business and were on Calgary’s North Hill Curling Club Board (for 10 years each) and both have officiated at multiple Provincial and World Curling events. Brenda chaired the U18 Provincial Championship when Salmon Arm hosted it in 2018.
What you may not know is that she’s been on the Board of the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society (Roots n Blues since 2015) gaining experience in society financial reporting which has been ‘priceless’ for our benefit, helping with Gaming Grants and preparing more formal financial statements for SACC.
SACC members Kate & Darryl Horne were presented with Curl BC’s Elsie Mackenzie Youth & Junior Curling Program Volunteer of the Year award. Besides working with Dick Mann and Lorelei Guidos in our Junior Program, they instruct at our club clinics as well as heading up SACC’s school instruction program.
Darryl is a Curl BC High Performance Consultant and Coach Developer, Rockslide Instructor and National & International Coach, while Kate is a Curl BC Coach Developer and Rockslide Instructor.
Yes, Volunesia (noun): That moment when you forget you’re volunteering to change people’s lives because it’s changing yours.