Dear Fellow Members,
With little less than the desired year 2019 having almost flown by, Christmas and New Year are now just around the corner. Whilst the Club is normally very busy during this time of the year with preparing for all year-end festivities, our Catering Department may experience some difficulty in getting an acceptable level of firm bookings for in-house functions or pre-orders for F&B takeaways owing to the unpredictable social movements that are prevailing. Members are hereby appealed to patronise the Club and keep the excellent quality and services of it in mind by either booking early for scheduled festive events or placing takeaway orders for home parties. Full details of planned events and booking arrangements are readily available on our website, printed flyers or in this edition of Oasis.
With the onset of the nice and cool weather, various sporting sections are in full swing participating in winter leagues or international competitions as well as organising their annual meaningful charitable activities. The General Committee wishes all participants the very best of luck in their best endeavours and lends its full support to their philanthropic activities being organised.
As to the Club affairs, the two new replacement GC Members appointed settled in handily and discharged their portfolios efficiently. Thank you Viveka and Joshua again for your pitching-in with great effort and contribution. The Treasurer has embarked on the hefty budget compilation for 2020 seeking input from management, GC Directors and most importantly from Sports Convenors. While the Club continues to remain in good shape with a healthy state of finance being enjoyed and membership level stabilised, to achieve an F&B income and expenditure balanced forecast remains an issue in light of the rapidly diminishing clientele and seasonal banquet bookings for perhaps a long period of future. The GC is, therefore, contemplating to introduce a policy measure of both securing a steady flow of income on F&B while ensuring present food quality and variety are not compromised. Details of the policy plan will be made known once finalised.
Lastly, many congratulations to all the participants of the Annual Swimming Gala on making this family event a huge success this year despite a slight postponement to Oct 13th. Our gratitude also goes to the staff and management for all their coordination and hard work. The most reasonably priced splendid buffet lunch provided by the F&B Dept was a highlight of the day and gained huge applause from all customers!
On behalf of the General Committee, may we wish you a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
See you around the Club!