Dear Fellow Members,
Time really flies as the issue of this magazine marks the end of my second tenure of office, i.e., after 4 years of my being elected the first ethnic Chinese chairman of the USRC. I wish to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you, Members and Staff alike, for your kind and staunch support to the General Committee (GC) during the time without which the Club would not be as wonderful and prestigious a place for Members to enjoy as it is today!
In this connection, just a gentle reminder that the USRC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wed, the 26th June 2019. The Annual Report 2018 together with meeting agenda and individual proxy form will be circulated to Members beforehand for easy reference and voting in absence. Once again, there will be three positions, ie., Chairman, Treasurer, and 1 Director's post on the GC vacated by the incumbents and thereby open for election/ re-election for anyone wishing to make his/ her contribution towards the welfare and development of the Club. After the meeting, there will be an opportunity for discussion on any matter you wish to raise from the floor with prior notification to the GC; and the all-important drinks and snacks for everyone to enjoy in the venue afterwards.
As far as Club affairs are concerned, in brief, we continue to maintain a healthy state of finance in terms of budget and control. Membership strength is stable and capped with new entrants being admitted on an attritional basis. It is sad to miss old faces as quite a number of long joined Members are leaving on grounds of retirement, emigration or foreign studies, but I must say the replenishment of vacancies does help to shore up the much-needed capital reserve through entrance fees to fund various major clubhouse repairs and maintenance projects being embarked upon by the Projects team in the imminent future. It is also understood that AGMs for various Sports Sections have been successfully held and GC assistance is rendered whenever need be in case of anomalies. You may notice that there have been some menu changes or improvements to suit Members appetite liking initiated by the Chef and F&B team newly on board. Any comment and suggestions from Members are welcome to be directed to the management for consideration and further enhancement, if viable.
Well, the so-called Golden Week is with us in HK now with many visitors, especially those from our Motherland, jamming in the streets around our neighbourhood. If you are not going away for a break, please avoid the crowd and avail yourself in the Club for more relaxed and leisurely afternoons with your family. The enjoyment of the ambience and greenery by the poolside in this oasis is just something out of this world!