Dear Fellow Members,
As the sweltering and humid weather over recent months is nearly over, autumn is soon to fall, hopefully the civil unrest prevailing in the city for the last couple of months will as well. I would like to welcome Members back to Hong Kong and the USRC from their summer holidays and trips abroad for return to school, work and a peaceful life!
It is with deep regret that mainly due to personal reasons, both Mr Tom Duttmann and Mr Eddie Wu resigned their directorship from the General Committee (GC) last month after 14 and 38 months of voluntary and selfless service to the Club respectively. A big vote of thanks to them for their tremendous efforts and contribution to the smooth running of the Club during their times is in order. Their continual professional advice and support to the Club, if willing when required in the future, would be much treasured and appreciated. In the circumstances, the GC is identifying suitable replacements to be appointed as an interim in accordance with the relevant Club Rules. Announcement of new incumbents will be made once designations confirmed.
As mentioned at the last AGM, the GC has decided to pause our membership intake for the time being at 1,250 voting members to ensure an acceptable comfort zone level presently enjoyed by Members is not eroded. Admission of new joiners, however, is continuing on an attrition basis and with the natural wastage of Members resigning for various reasons, the long wait-lists of full ordinary and legacy applicants are progressively diminishing.
Financial position remains sound and manageable despite the exceptionally weak consuming markets and unease sentiment currently subduing this place. Enhanced security arrangements on access control over clubhouse entrances have been activated recently but purposely for weekends and public holidays only to minimize Members' inconvenience. Hope you all would appreciate and bear with us about this card tapping procedure for the sake of tightening up club security especially amidst the present political situation.
Now that families are back in town and kids back to school, we have many scheduled recreational and festivity events planned for your enjoyment such as the Annual Swimming Gala on the 13th Oct and Mid-Autumn Festival Buffet Dinner on the 13th Sep. Please check our website, notice board and What's On calendar in this magazine for more.
See you around the Club!