The Chatham Granite Club is requesting Members and Friends of the Club to consider making a charitable donation that will offset ongoing and future expenses. Although the Club has been closed for the 2020 / 2021 season, there are considerable ongoing operating costs including taxes, insurance, heat, electricity and maintenance. Such expenses will exceed $44,000 through April 2021, but are necessary to maintain the building so the facilities will be ready to welcome all curlers and social gatherings when we reopen.
The Chatham Granite Club not only offers sports recreation to the community including the school program, youth curling and learn to curl, but also provides many social events such as brunches, music nights, trivia nights and fashion shows open to everyone.
If you have enjoyed curling at the Granite Club and wish to help us navigate through these unprecedented times, please consider donating all or a portion of your usual annual fee, or any amount you feel comfortable with. If you are not a member but have enjoyed social events at the Club, your contributions will be greatly appreciated.
There are easy ways to make a donation:
National Sports Trust Fund – Ontario (NSTF-O)
The Chatham Granite Club has set up two accounts through CurlON with NSTF-O. Information about this program can be found on the Sport4Ontario Website. Generally, the fund collects and holds donations on behalf of the Club and issues a charitable donation tax receipt. The Club will pay a handling fee of 4% when monies are withdrawn. On-line donations can be securely made with a credit card.
NSTF-O Operating Expenses Trust Fund Project # 183
This account will gather donations that can be used for ongoing operating expenses, either during the Club shutdown or after it reopens. As described above, such expenses include taxes, insurance, heat, electricity and maintenance. The fund can be accessed as needed.
To Make an Operating Expense Donation For Covid-19 relief click here.
NSTF-O Capital Projects Trust Fund Project # 168
Donations made to this account will be used for known upcoming major capital projects at the Club. Such projects will include replacement of the external roof above the ice surface, replacement of curling rocks that are nearing the end of their useful life, accessibility renovations, and so forth. The fund can be accessed when sufficient funds have been accumulated to complete at least one of the projects. The goal is to gather up to $150,000 over several years for these necessary projects.
To Make a Capital Donation click here
Direct Donations to the Chatham Granite Club
The Club will gratefully accept donations directly to the Club. No charitable donation tax receipt will be issued, but there will be no handling fee as for the trust funds described above. The money will be immediately available for either ongoing expenses or capital projects. Donations can be made in two ways:
Send a donation by e-Mail Transfer to , Chatham Granite Club
Send a donation by Cheque to Chatham Granite Club, 41 William Street North, PO Box 613, Chatham, Ontario, N7M 5K8