Dear Fellow Members,
With the festive Christmas just over, with blessings our city managed to mostly regain its social vibrancy and business prosperity sadly missed in past years, we
are delighted to welcome the arrival of a more hopeful 2022. Following closely behind will be the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese calendar, this should hopefully
entice a lot of Members to the Club for big feasts and celebrations with families.
Please don't forget to book tables or pre-order takeaways early as our F&B facilities are good value for money and the place is a safe haven in town, with the
caring service of our diligent staff.
Very many thanks to all of you for the donation of the plentiful Christmas gifts from the Club to those less fortunate children who had to spend their Christmas in the
Queen Elizabeth Hospital. This long-standing traditional worthy cause of ours has always been well supported by kind-hearted and generous Members. We learned
from the ward staff after delivery that the record-high number of presents given were joyfully received by the bedridden child patients. The happy and smiling
faces of the children are a rich reward for your efforts and thoughtfulness!
You may be pleased to know that our Member, Dr. Lam Tzit Yuen, David, has been successfully elected with an overwhelming number of votes as a Member of
the Legislative Council under the Medical Constituency on the 19th December 2021. Many congratulations to you, Dr. Lam, from the USRC on your appointment
and best wishes for your successful future as a lawmaker for the well-being of people in Hong Kong. We hope to see you in the Club as often as before, despite
the foreseeable busy official and professional schedules I am sure your appointment brings.
Our F&B outlets have been recently very promising due to dining and banqueting sales, although profit gain has been partly offset by spiralling food and commodity prices caused by supply and freight difficulties. Heavy staff turnover, especially in the catering section is also a concern to the Management as pent-up manpower demand in the hospitality sector outside is competitive due to the expectation of a more relaxed Covid situation and the border opening shortly. Other good news for Members is the near completion of the new BBQ area by the upper terrace, near the Chairman's Lounge, where an additional well-decorated and furnished outdoor venue will be provided for our enjoyment.
It's time for me to appeal to you all for the Annual Staff Cumshaw Fund contribution which was not solicited last year because of Covid and the grim
economy. This year-end gratuity or bonus from Members is entirely voluntary as is a chosen amount. Your generosity will be regarded as a reflection of your
appreciation of the good work that our staff, including those behind the scenes totalling some 80 odd of them, has made throughout the past year. The cumshaw
will be used to support staff activities during the year. Considering the fact that our club rule does not allow service charges to be added on bills, a reasonable
amount of tip to our loyal staff on an annual basis is perfectly justifiable.
Wishing you all a Healthy and Happy New Year 2022 and Kung Hay Fat Choy for the Year of the Tiger!