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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 for more details. Q


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, 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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