Board of Directors
The Rochester Curling Club’s has nine directors, elected for terms of three years each at our annual membership meeting.
Officers are elected by the Board for one-year terms:
- President: Chris Lee ('20)
- Vice President: Chris Barajas ('20)
- Secretary: Larry Ahle ('19)
- Treasurer: Val Swol ('19)
Board Members At-large
- Russ Favro ('21)
- Dave Fitch ('21)
- Jennifer Hill ('20)
- Mike Hotaling ('19)
- Ericka Smith-Schubart ('21)
Our membership contributes to the smooth running of our club with several committees, organized into different focus areas:
- House and Grounds
- Learn to Curl
If you’re interested in being a part of a committee, please reach out to the chair to get to work!
Chairperson: Tim Stames
The Bar Committee runs our members-served bar, keeps our coolers well-stocked, and diligently researches future items for enjoyment by our members and guests.
Chairperson: Ericka Smith-Schubart
Our Bonspiels Committee helps organize and produce the many social events throughout the season, hosting friendlies with nearby curling clubs as well as our invitational bonspiels and member events.
Chairperson: Chris Barajas
Co-Chairperson: Stacey Rae Benner-Beattie
The Communications Committee edits our website, sends out notices to the membership, and reaches the wider curling and local community via email and social media contacts.
Chairperson: Val Swol
The Finance Committee handles all of the Club’s financial transactions, budgeting, and cash flow.
Chairperson: Dorothy Roach
The GNCC/USCA Committee keeps our connection to the wider curling world, and advocates for our Club’s participation in regional and national events.
Chairpersons: Carol and Mike Eagan
The Groups Committee is responsible for hosting non-members for events at the Club.
House and Grounds
Chairperson: Mike Hotaling
The House and Groups Committee helps maintain our physical plant: the building, warm room, and all of the areas of the Club off the ice.
Chairperson: Jeff Pulli
The Ice Committee is responsible for keeping our ice conditions at their best: preparing for the season, and contributing daily scrapes during the season with periodic melts and floods to continue improving the ice house.
Chairperson: Caitlin Maroldo
The Juniors Committee runs RCC’s Youth Program, which introduces kids to the sport of curling, and grows the sport from a young age.
Chairperson: Jennifer Hill
The Leagues Committee organizes our member season, ensuring fair and fun competition through all of our weeknight leagues.
Learn to Curl
Chairpersons: Mark and Sara Andrews
The Learn to Curl Committee helps bring new members to the Club, teaching our 5 week Learn to Curl courses throughout the season.
Chairperson: Larry Ahle
The Membership Committee develops our membership, and helps members new and old stay active and participate in the life of our Club.
Chairperson: Clark Raven
The Training Committee hosts our “member refresher” courses at the beginning of the season, and works to improve member skills through the year during open ice opportunities.
Chairperson: John Yaworski
The Universities Committee works on our College Curling program, in partnership with the student-run curling clubs at nearby institutions like the Rochester Institutite of Technology (RIT).