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USWCA NEWS


Become a USWCA member today


By Twila Yednock, USWCA


United States Women’s Curling Association (US- WCA) because you’ve seen all the good things we have to off er, or be- cause you want to support women’s and junior curl- ing, I urge you to go to the USWCA website and check out the “Becoming a Member” link under the “ABOUT” tab on the home page. To the right is an online “Contact US” form where you can submit your information, and I will call you to answer all of your questions. You’ll fi nd a link to the applica- tion, a printable brochure, and/or a one-page fact sheet, too. We also have a great giſt for clubs that are joining this year! Get in touch with us now and fi nd out how to get your club into this great organization! See www.uswca.org/becoming-a-member for more details. Q


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USCA Director profi le Allison Pottinger, Chairwoman,


Athletes Advisory Council Club(s): St. Paul, Four Seasons, Chaska Year started curling & where: 1985 at Otterburn Park, Quebec Education: University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh, bachelor of science in political science and history; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, master's of busi- ness administration degree Occupation: Marketing/consumer research manager with General Mills


Allison is a two-time Olympian, 2003 world champion and 12-time women’s national champion. She is married to 2004 U.S. national champion Doug Pottinger. T ey have two daughters. USCA Committee(s): Executive Committee, Human Resources Com- mittee


Additional leadership roles: t General Mills Consumer Insights Mentor Program t t


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New to curling?


There are events just for you!


By Millie Buege, USWCA T e United States Women’s Curling Association (USWCA) is spon-


soring Five & Under bonspiels in ALL fi ve areas this season. New curlers from across the country have the opportunity to take a team to one or more areas and enjoy bonspiel experiences loved by curlers everywhere. You can get more information from your club’s USWCA Rep or on our website, www.uswca.org/5-year-and-under.aspx. Make your curling sea- son complete, check the calendar below and sign up NOW! 2016-17 USWCA Five & Under Bonspiels: East:


Five & Under Open Challenge, Cape Cod Curling Club, Oct. 28-30 Central:


Five & Under Open Challenge, Detroit Curling Club, Jan. 21-22 Wisconsin:


Five & Under Women’s Challenge, Blackhawk Curling Club, Feb. 24-26 Five & Under Open Challenge, Centerville Curling Club, Dec. 2-4 West I:


Five & Under Open Challenge, Duluth Curling Club, Jan. 20-22 West 2:


Five & Under Open Challenge, Evergreen Curling Club, March 24-25


USCA Director profi le Doug Potter,


Washington Curling Association


Club: Granite CC, Seattle, Wash. Year started curling & where: 1985, Granite CC, Seattle, Wash. Education: BA in math, BS in physics, West- ern Washington State College, Bellingham; MS in physics, PhD in physics, University of California, Berkeley Occupation: Soſt ware engineer Married to Karen; two children Hobbies: Breadmaking, bicycling, hiking, music


USCA Committee(s): Ad hoc Membership Committee


Additional leadership roles: t Representative, Washington State Curling Association, 1997- 2001


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t Chair, Finance Committee, Granite Curling Club, 2007-present Why do you volunteer for the USCA Board of Directors: “I serve on the board to provide a voice for every curler in the U.S.”


President, Washington State Curling Association, 1998-2000 President, Granite Curling Club, 2001-2005


To view the full biographies for Allison and Doug, as well as other USCA directors, please visit the USA Curling website for longer versions. Director biographies are a new feature of the Curling News to help our readers learn more about the association’s leadership.


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