Dear Fellow Members,
Although I must say that I find little mood for writing this bi-monthly message on this occasion, mainly due to the dismal situation affecting the local community or the world as a whole, I would like to inform you that the Club remains in good shape and operations are under control so far. The General Committee and Management have taken adequate precautionary measures to be prepared for
contingencies as far as possible and will adhere to general sanitisation practices adopted by the related trade industry if necessary. Details are too exhaustive to mention here but support, cooperation and self-discipline from all Members and guests are invited and valued!
Anyway, for better or worse, the Lunar New Year is now behind us and I do wish that all Members and their families have had a wonderful time staying healthy and enjoying family gatherings and festive celebrations. I understand it’s a challenge when the Covid-19 epidemic continues to go viral with its relentless impact on lives and global economies.
Whilst there have lately been quite a number of cancellations of booked private functions and temporary stay accommodation for obvious reasons, I'm glad to say that patronage of Members to our F&B outlets has been on the rise. This side of the business growth, together with prudent cost control by our Chefs team, helps to stabilise our financial budget balance to a certain extent. So, please do come here more often to enjoy meals and rediscover your Club as a safe haven, especially by the sunny, open-air and secluded poolside area.
The membership number has been very steady with vacancies opened up through Members emigration and resignations instantly filled up by waiting Full Ordinary and Corporate applicants. These new joiners are not only greatly attributable to our much needed coffers for long term capital spending on clubhouse repairs and maintenance, but also help improve the Club's demography and vitality.
During March and April the various Sports Sections will hold their Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and the USRC's AGM will be held sometime in June. Just a gentle reminder that AGMs are occasions when we can vote on returning incumbent committee members to the General and other Sub-committees as well as voting in new members upon their self-nomination. In this regard, I would like to encourage interested Members to consider volunteering themselves for election/ re-election to serve in the GC or other Sub-committees.
Finally I take this opportunity to thank all Sub-committee Members, including GC colleagues, for their tremendous effort and contribution towards the goodwill and development of our Club without which we would never be able to enjoy such a wonderful place as it is of now. Really remarkable devotion and selflessness by all you volunteers!
Truly hope that we all would be able to have a healthy, resilient and happy Easter holiday in April. I look forward to seeing you around the Club!