February 2006 - Vol. 1
Hello TUC Member
|Greetings From The New General Manager
My name is Jason Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org, new General Manager of the Toronto Ultimate Club. In collaboration with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, I am committed to TUC’s continued growth and enhanced member services. I look forward to meeting many of you throughout the season and working together to build a strong and dynamic organization. Please contact me at any time to discuss your questions and concerns, or pop by our head office – the door is always open.
Communication was identified by you as an area that needs improvement, and critical to TUC’s success. As a result, our dedicated staff and volunteers are committed to providing easily accessible information with timely updates, and transparency in the organization to encourage your involvement. This season we will be in touch more often with more news and events than ever before. We encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas on our initiatives and to actively participate in the genesis of a new TUC. Look forward to receiving the monthly e-newsletter Layout, periodic mailings to your postal address, and year-end Pie Plate to commemorate what we promise to be an outstanding year of TUC highlights. Click here to update your profile (new email/ postal address, etc.) and stay connected to the TUC.
In addition, www.tuc.org is getting a make-over for easier navigation, quicker access to pertinent information, and packed with more information than you can shake a stick at. Visit often to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Some of the priorities we are working on: website overhaul; improved comprehensive liability insurance coverage; field permits (more fields, better quality); finalizing the 2006 calendar; strategic planning sessions to define our mission, vision, values and key long-term goals.
What Say You?
In an effort to keep member & team fees stable, TUC will not include t-shirts as part of the membership package this summer. However, we are working to provide a cost-effective option for teams interested in purchasing t-shirts. We will be polling you shortly about this issue and many others, and encourage you to have your say in 2006. Stay tuned!
Yours in Ultimate,
|VOLUNTEER FOR TUC – EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Join the 2006 TUC Executive Committee – be involved and contribute to Toronto’s top ultimate organization. TUC is seeking enthusiastic and organized individuals to fill several key roles: Secretary; Chair, Volunteers Committee; and Chair, Touring Committee. TUC is also seeking volunteers to serve as League Convenors and Sub-Committee members. Please contact Jason Robinson (email@example.com), TUC General Manager, to express your interest and for further information.
Please visit TUC contacts page for job descriptions and contact information.
||TUC 2006 EVENT CALENDAR
Check www.tuc.org regularly for regular updates and further information.
01 – 2 Catch the Spirit
20 Membership Registration opens
Spring League Registration opens
27 Summer League Team Registration opens
03 Ultimate Long Weekend Registration opens
07 Spring League Registration closes
10 Spring League begins
13 Winter League ends
18 Summer league Registration closes
24 JUST Registration opens
08 – 10 Spring League ends
13 Beach Hat Tournament
15 – 18 Captains’ Meetings @ Sports Alliance Building
18 Ultimate Long Weekend Registration closes
19 – 22 Ultimate Long Weekend
22 Summer League begins
22 JUST Registration closes
26 – 28 JUST – Juniors Ultimate Spring Tournament
10 TUC Hat Tournament
12 Markham Junior Summer League begins
29 Canada Day Party
01 Mid-Season Tournament Registration opens
18 Mid-Season Tournament Registration closes
22 – 23 Mid-Season Tournament
31 Markham Junior Summer League ends
19 Hat Tournament
24 Fall Registration opens – Indoor & Outdoor
09 – 10 PLAYOFFS – Monday & Tuesday Summer League
16 – 17 PLAYOFFS – Wednesday & Thursday Summer League
19 Fall Registration closes – Indoor & Outdoor
23 TUC Summer Ending Party
24 Fall Outdoor League begins
30 – OCT 01 Zodiac Tournament
01 Zodiac Tournament
02 week of Fall Indoor League begins
12 Fall Outdoor League ends
25 Volunteers Party
27 Winter League Registration opens
18 week of Fall Indoor League ends
20 Winter League Registration closes
Click here for the TUC 2006 Calendar
||Catch the Spirit – Volunteers and Participants required!
The Toronto Ultimate Club is hosting the 2nd annual Catch the Spirit Tournament for junior aged players on Wednesday & Thursday, March 1st & 2nd, 2006. This celebration of Ultimate emphasizes spirit of the game, skill development, and outreach to new players. The goals are to raise the profile and skill level of juniors Ultimate in the GTA, and to create a greater sense of community among junior aged players by allowing teams from the different high school leagues in the GTA to meet each other on the field. The pre-season date was chosen to help students shake off the winter blues, refresh their rusty skills and kick off the high school season.
The tournament has two divisions: A division (experienced teams/players) playing Thursday, March 2nd, 16 team limit; B division (beginner teams/players) playing Wednesday, March 1st, limited to 12 teams. Deadline for schools to register is February 24.
TUC needs you to volunteer for this great event. Also please forward this information to any schools who may be interested in participating. Let them learn how to “Catch the Spirit!” For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click Here for info on Catch The Spirit
|Talking Ultimate…. Amongst Other Things!
Have you checked out our BBS lately? This is your opportunity to talk Ultimate and bring our community together in good spirit. The BBS offers forums on league competition, touring, classifieds, and social events our TUC members participate in. Visit the BBS now and click on “Ultimate Parties, Events and Scrimmages” to learn about a great party, hosted by TUC members, just around the corner. The BBS is a great place to chat and share about anything and everything, so be sure to check it out!
Click here for the TUC BBS
|Let’s Go Raptors!!!
The Toronto Raptors are looking forward to an exciting second half of the NBA season, and are offering discounted ticket rates to TUC members! This is a great opportunity for Winter Indoor teams to get together off of the field, as well as other TUC members who are interested in some great hoops action. There are 5 great games available for this offer:
March 17, vs. Milwaukee Bucks
March 29, vs. Miami Heat
March 31, vs. Phoenix Suns
April 2, vs. New Orleans/Oklahoma Hornets
April 4, vs. Boston Celtics
Click here for TUC discounted ticket offer (up to 25% off) and more information.
The TUC team