Canadian ASL Association membership drive

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This is the time of the year when the Canadian ASL Association (CASLA) looks for new members and reminds existing members that their membership renewals are due. A list of paid-up members is at the end in case you are not sure if you have paid.

The primary mission of the CASLA is to run the Canadian ASL Open (CASLO) each year. We have been doing that for nineteen years.

There are several reasons to consider joining the CASLA. First, you think that an annual, reliable, well run Canadian ASL tournament, that you can plan to attend months ahead of time, is a good thing. Second, you would like that tournament to sometimes be in your city. Third, you would like to have a say in the format of the tournament and in which city the tournament will be held.

Our tournament is a sort of “plug ‘n play” tournament. We have a documented and well established tournament format that makes every round important and gives all participants a final ranking of their performance in relation to other participants.

When you pay the membership fee to join the CASLA, you are eligible to vote on where the next Canadian ASL Open will be held, and to propose changes to the tournament format. As well, you are eligible to submit a proposal to bring the CASLO to your Canadian city. Running the CASLO sometimes takes more money than we can obtain through tournament registration fees; the CASLA membership fees exist to have a cash reserve to pay for excess tournament expenses when the registration fees do not cover all the expenses. Being a paid member also entitles one to a five dollar discount on registration for the Canadian ASL Open. Foreign players may join the CASLA, but the tournament must be held in a Canadian city.

To submit a proposal to host the Canadian ASL Open, you need to be able to reserve a hotel meeting room of at least 800 square feet (more is better) on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The hotel should have a restaurant and bar, or be within easy walking distance of restaurants. Usually, the member submitting the successful proposal also becomes the tournament director that year, but that is not a requirement. The tournament director, and two other CASLA members, make up the tournament staff whose principal duties, aside from securing the location, are making the scenario selections and putting together the scenario packages.

To date, this tournament has been held in Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa and Winnipeg. Winnipeg is the default location if no member makes a successful proposal to bring the tournament to their city.

The CASLA membership fee is ten dollars per fiscal year, which runs from July 1[SUP]st[/SUP] to June 30[SUP]th[/SUP].

Our membership drive deadline is August 1. Immediately following the membership drive, we will hold our annual virtual meeting by email. People may join after August 1, but the meeting may be already in progress.

To join the Canadian ASL Association, you have two options to make your payment:

Use PayPal to make the payment (preferably as a gift to a friend) to “casla@bell.net”.

OR

Send a cheque, payable to the Canadian ASL Association, to:
Michael Rodgers
5187 rue Beamish
Pierrefonds, QC
H8Z 3G4

Paid-up Members:
Brian McLeod
Chris Jepsen
Darren Kovacs
David Marteinson
James Rimmer
Michael Rodgers
Rick White
Rory Meyfarth
Steve Slunt
 

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The Winnipeg ASL Club (WASLC) has yet to tender its members' fees to CASLA this year. We have every intention of submitting a winning bid to host CASLO XX where it (organized Canadian ASL players) all began, in Winnipeg. Our member emeritus, Bill Bird, will guide us.

Join CASLA for $10 (see above) and influence where next year's CASLO takes place. We don't care if you're Canadian, live in Canada, or even play ASL. If you want to vote, if only to see your sister-in-law in Winnipeg, join up.

Steffen K
recently re-acclaimed re-prez of WASLC.
 

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There will be a bid to host from Montreal as well, so if you would rather visit La Belle Province to play ASL in Canada, join up and vote for Montreal. :laugh:
 

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After the fall election - if Quebec separates from CDN are they still eligible to host CASLO??

Just wondering :whist:
 

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After the fall election - if Quebec separates from CDN are they still eligible to host CASLO??

Just wondering :whist:
LOL: what, is that a desperate attempt to get CASLO back to the prairie? The Block is toast, they got what four MPs left. Beaulieu is so radical only the most hard corps Quebecois are left to support the party. I think most have seen the value of staying in the federation while keeping up a good facade of absolute independantiste. It ain't like the heyday of the '90's for the separatists. Hope to see you in Montreal May '16 ;)
 

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No just someone who believes that a milestone of Twenty years needs to be celebrated in the City that it all started.
Winnipeg is the East-West geographical centre of Canada and a place that is neither East or West and therefore the perfect place to host CASLO XX
2015 was in the East It needs to move Centre next.

And Steffen it's her sister not sister in law :)

Wherever it ends up lets make the it the Biggest and Best CASLO yet!!!

This friendly rivalry may really increase the membership which is nothing but good for CASLA and the hobby


As long as you are rolling dice things will be OK!!
 

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Wherever it ends up lets make the it the Biggest and Best CASLO yet!!!

This friendly rivalry may really increase the membership which is nothing but good for CASLA and the hobby
absolutely! please support ASL in CANADA. Great group of guys who always put on a fun tourney, in whichever city wins the bid :)
 

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I have re-upped for CASLA and await the Virtual AGM with enthusiasm. Wherever CASLO 2016 is held, I intend to be there.

Doug
 

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See you in Iqaluit in 2017! :)
I would definitely support a CASLO bid for Iqaluit in 2017!

For now (CASLO XX), let's bring it back home where it started, to appropriately celebrate its founders. We've got a couple of original charter types onboard, and would do it up right.
 

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I am starting to lay the ground work to go to the CASLO BIG-TWO-OH;

The wife would love to go back and visit Winnipeg; but with the CASLO held in May, hopefully the snow will be gone (in 1997 or 98, it was still on the ground for her birthday, which is at the end of May) :devious:
 

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I am starting to lay the ground work to go to the CASLO BIG-TWO-OH;

The wife would love to go back and visit Winnipeg; but with the CASLO held in May, hopefully the snow will be gone (in 1997 or 98, it was still on the ground for her birthday, which is at the end of May) :devious:
There's a reason it's called Winterpeg.
 

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Sounds like we are at the perfect place in this thread for some serious trash-talking of Winnipeg. Nothing I would enjoy more. Terrible place. Shows my commitment to ASL: I would go to Winnipeg for ASL despite it being Winnipeg. But very much because in Winnipeg one finds the WASLC and they are worth crossing the street (or country) for.
 

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The first ASL tournament I ever attended was in Winnipeg in April in 1994. I arrived in the 'Peg and the temp was a balmy 10 degrees C and the sun was shining. By the next morning it was -10 and snowing. Impressive.
 
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