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NEWS
January 11th, 2019
First off, Happy New Year to all of our members!  All the best in 2019!

In this Veza:

•    Volunteer Appreciation Night – Jan 18
•    Annual General Meeting – Feb 3
•    Winter Stag – Feb 15
•    Hockey Day – Feb 17

Volunteer Appreciation Night – January 18

2018 was another successful year for our organization!  One of the main reasons we continue to grow and succeed as an organization is due to the countless number of volunteers that dedicate their time to ensuring our events and activities run smoothly.

Some of the events we were able to host as a result of our volunteers include: Winter Stag; Hockey Day; Poker Tournament; Park Days; Ladies Night; Mother’s Day Roast; Big Picnic, May; World Cup games; Super Sunday Picnic, August; Youth Awards Night; Golf Tournament; Kotlovina challenge.

To honour and recognize individuals that have helped as volunteers in ANY of our events or activities, we are hosting a Volunteer Night for anyone who has supported us in 2018 or is intending to help with similar events in 2019.  The details of this event are below, and once again, a big thank you to everyone so let’s take some time to celebrate!

We hope to see as many volunteers as possible next week as we gather to celebrate all they have done for our community!

Date: January 18, 2019
Time: Doors Open at 5:30pm – Food at 6:30pm
Location: The Club at 166 Green Mountain Road East, Stoney Creek

*Volunteers will be provided food as well as a few complimentary drinks at the bar – all volunteers are welcome!

Annual General Meeting – February 3

A notice to all members that on Super Bowl Sunday (February 3), the Croatian Sports and Community Centre of Hamilton will host its Annual General Meeting.  As a reminder, the AGM is open to members of this organization to review the state of the organization from the outgoing Executive Committee’s perspective and to elect a new Executive for the 2019-20 year.

Date: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: 2:30pm
Location: Main Hall at 166 Green Mountain Road East, Stoney Creek

Winter Stag (…and Hockey Day Draft) – February 15

One of the best stags of the year!  Join us for a delicious dinner followed by a very entertaining draft to populate the teams for the upcoming hockey day event that takes place a couple days later on Family Day Sunday.

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm
Location: 166 Green Mountain Road East, Stoney Creek

HamCro Hockey Day 10 – February 17

Last year’s champs! CHECKERS — Top Row (left to right) – Joey Katkić; Gabriel Knezović; Nicholas Pellizzari; Ethan Sršan (g); Andrew Kramar; Dan Angellini; Tony Hlačar.
Bottom row – Mark Poklečki; Bobby Stipančić; Justin Ivinac; Tom Rimac; Jason Grbavac.

As is the annual tradition, for the tenth year in succession, HCHD will be held on the Sunday of Family Day weekend – Sunday, February 17th!

REGISTER – If you are interested in registering, please email Frank Perin at frank.perin@hamiltoncroatia.com or better yet, directly at Hamilton Croatia Forum here: http://hamiltoncroatia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2860 for Frank to easily keep track of registered players.

As your name will be drafted to make even numbers on teams, if you register please prepare to be there or let Frank know if you can’t make it. You’re either in or out – NOT BOTH. 

The random draft will be done Friday, February 15th at the Annual Winter Stag at GMR following the raffle that night (11 p.m. is the rough start time of the draft).

COST — Friday stag ticket and Sunday Hockey Day combo is $40/guy. Payment must be in prior to the stag, or your name will not be entered in the draft.  For those that don’t want a stag ticket, cost is $30 for hockey (and obviously the gourmet buffet provided by BBQ MVPs)!  There will also be a donation box at the BBQ area for anyone not playing hockey to help chip in for the food!

SIGN-UP DEADLINE — Thursday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. (but please – earlier the better)

The rink at Fifty Point is rented from 11AM-4PM and like every year, rain or shine, we’re on! Wear long johns!

2019 Summer House League Soccer & Turf Project

Please stay tuned for early bird pricing dates for registering your children with our House League Soccer registrations.  As you know, this year will be amazingly different with the installation of turf soccer facilities.

The construction of the turf fields was somewhat delayed in late 2018 due to all the rain and inclement weather; however, we are fully expecting to be back on schedule in 2019 and will post additional updates and progress reports as they are available.



October 30th, 2018

Hrvatski Športski i Društveni Centar Hamilton poziva Vas na svečanu premijeru najnovijeg filma Jakova Sedlara:

STO GODINA 1918 – 2018
SRBIJANSKOGA TERORA U HRVATSKOJ

petak, 16. studenog / novembra 2018. u 7:30 sati na 166 Green Mountain Road East, Stoney Creek

Premijeri će nazočiti redatelj Jakov Sedlar. Ulaznice po cijeni od $15.00 po osobi moći ćete kupiti na ulazu!



October 11th, 2018

The Croatia Club restaurant is hiring!

Server (part time) – We’re looking for friendly, competent waitresses/waiters to make sure our patrons have a memorable dining experience. Quality of service is crucial to the success of many businesses, the same is true here! This is a great opportunity for post-secondary students looking to pick up a few evening shifts a week!

Responsibilities and Duties
• Greet customers
• Prepare dining tables
• Enter orders into POS system
• Deliver food and beverages/attend to the needs of guests
• Issue bills and obtain payment
• Assist in cleaning and closing the restaurant

Qualifications and skills
• Must be 18+ years old with Ontario Smart Serve certification (ability to obtain Smart Serve after hiring also possible)
• Excellent verbal communication and math skills
• Great customer service and conflict-resolution skills, and a commitment to professionalism
• Excellent teamwork ability
• Previous experience working in the serving industry an asset
• Must have a valid driver’s license and means to arrive at work each day

Hours
Current typical working hours are Wednesday to Friday (4 p.m. start times), however some Saturday’s, Sunday’s and other “off” hours are available for private/special events. Please forward your emails to frankperin@hamiltoncroatia.com.



September 19th, 2018
Age Group Date(s) Start Time Location Contact e-Mail
U11 Boys (2008) Sept. 18, 19 & 21 6:15 p.m. The Croatian Sports & Community Centre thesulugs@sympatico.ca
U12 Boys White (2007) TBD TBD TBD skolnik.tomislav@gmail.com
U13 Boys (2006) Sept. 22 Noon Tapleytown Field jzvonar@cogeco.ca
U14 Boys (2005) Oct. 2, 5 & 6 7:30, 7:15 p.m. & Noon Player’s Paradise gordon.cepuran@gmail
johnjelic9@gmail.com
U15 Boys (2004) Sept. 11, 17 & 25 6 p.m. Heritage Green oresovac@gmail.com
U15 Boys (2004) Sept. 25 6 p.m. Cardinal Newman jcvitak@cogeco.ca
U15 Boys (2004) Sept. 29 4 p.m. Bishop Ryan jcvitak@cogeco.ca
U15 Boys (2004) Oct. 2 6 p.m. Bishop Ryan jcvitak@cogeco.ca
U16 Boys (2003) Sept. 12, 17 & 18 6 p.m. The Croatian Sports & Community Centre toma.saic@sympatico.ca


August 23rd, 2018

On Thursday, August 23, 2018, our membership was called to a Special General Meeting to outline details of a new project beginning in October 2018 to upgrade the soccer fields and bocce courts on our grounds at 166 Green Mountain Road East.

Members in attendance were shown the plans and unanimously voted to move ahead with the proposal – the #GMRturfproject.

Benefits of new soccer fields

  • Currently our soccer fields can be used from June to September
  • A new turf playing surface would allow our teams to use the fields from March to December
  • Our older rep teams cannot use our current fields, nor can our men’s or women’s teams
  • New fields can be used by all ages for training, especially with the planned lighting
  • Current fields are not playable if it rains
  • Turf fields can be played on even when it’s raining
  • Maintenance requirements are time consuming (cutting grass, fertilizing, watering, painting lines, etc.)
  • Turf fields require very little maintenance – brushing once a month, and deep grooming as required
  • Current fields would need major upgrades – drainage, added topsoil, and new sod, or switch to turf (investment needed)

Our soccer program is very healthy and growing!

  • In 2011 we had five youth boys teams, one youth girls, and 86 co-ed house league kids
  • In 2018 we fielded 12 boys, three girls, and 198 co-ed house league

Benefits of the new bocce courts

  • Current courts are not playable if it rains at any point on scheduled game days
  • Turf courts can be played on even while it is raining
  • Maintenance requirements are time consuming (leveling surface, dewatering, brushing, etc.)
  • Turf courts have very little maintenance – brush them weekly, roll them every 2-3 months
  • Current courts are in need of a complete upgrade
  • Leagues could expand with the addition of a fifth court

Project timeline

  • Work would begin in early October of this year (drainage, curbs, fencing and bleacher pads before winter)
  • Poles and lighting would also be done in the fall
  • Turf installation would take place in the spring along with any grass and asphalt repairs and other final touches
  • The entire project would be completed by Spring 2019
  • All leagues would start on time – end of May/beginning of June

#GMRturfproject

If you are interested in helping see another major upgrade take place at The Croatian Sports and Community Centre of Hamilton, please click the button below and show us your support!

 


 

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