Dear Fellow Members,
The issue of this bi-monthly Oasis magazine marks the beginning of my third office term of chairmanship of the United Services Recreation Club. I am very thankful to all Members, Management and Staff for their continued and staunch support of my tenure during the past four years and the years ahead.
The Club's 22nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on the 26th June 2019 with good and cheerful attendance. While the Annual Report 2018 was available in either electronic form or hard copy for Members' information in detail beforehand, those present at the AGM were briefed on the 2018 results and brought up to date through individual presentations by all General Committee (GC) Directors on their respective areas of responsibility. To put it simply the year saw an overall sound financial status, balanced membership base, effective maintenance and security work, ample philanthropical activities and community services, admirable sporting achievements and amicable relationship with our landlord, the HK Garrison of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
As far as the election of the three GC positions, namely Chairman, Treasurer and GC Member are concerned, I am pleased to announce that apart from my return unopposed as Chairman, both Felix Hart and Kenneth Chiu were also re-elected uncontested as Treasurer and GC Member respectively. I am very delighted to have these dedicated members back on the team as they are motivated and experienced in the workings of the Club and will continue to give great service to the membership. This continuity in office and the wide-ranging support shown to the GC give a clear mandate that the direction and focus of the GC are considered endorsed by the membership at large. I also wish to thank all those who expressed their appreciation for the efforts and contribution of the GC during the meeting.
The new (or old) GC still faces many challenges ahead such as renewing the dilapidated clubhouse and grounds facilities, improving F&B services and revenue, promoting cohesion and harmony in sports sections, and staying alert politically amidst the prevailing social situation, etc. I am sure with the firm commitment and determination of the GC, the underlying hardship will be overcome and the Club's core values maintained.
Lastly, the scorching summer months being truly upon us. Please try seek a cooling and comfortable shelter by the Club if not holidaying abroad. We do need your patronage, support and, more importantly, spending to keep us prosperous!