March Magazine 2009

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Dear Fellow Members, Since I last wrote to report to you, the Vice President, the General Manager and I have once again attended the Annual Conference of Clubs NSW as the representatives of this Club. A new feature at this conference was an elective seminar on the subject of club amalgamations. It was well attended. The fact that such a seminar was held at all is indicative of the state of the club industry. Every month brings closures or proposals for the amalgamation of clubs. One city club has ceased trading, others are in financial difficulty and still others are in the process of amalgamation. Your Club has not been left unscathed by the financial downturn but your Board is confident that with prudence and effective administration we will come through the overall economic trough with all colours flying.
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October Magazine 2008 – Includes 2007/2008 Annual Report

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Dear Fellow Members, Since my last report, much has been happening in the Club, for the betterment of yourselves, your guests and our hotel guests. The long awaited air conditioning work on floors, 8 to 11 and some small adjustments to the existing air conditioning on floors 6 & 7 will when you read this have been completed. This work has revealed some other areas where remedial treatment is necessary and your Board and Management will deal with these problems both promptly and prudently. As reported by the General Manager in this edition of the magazine, additional work has also been undertaken to improve our hotel bathrooms. All of these works are vital...
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April Magazine 2008

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Dear Fellow Members, When I last reported to you we were in the midst of voting for the new Board to serve you until November 2009. As a result of the election, Lindsey Graham, Charles Lucre and Douglas Cumming were replaced on the Board by Graham Bryne, Ross Delaney and Andrew Colls. At our Annual General Meeting I made specifi c mention of the work done by the three outgoing Board members and I thank them again for all they did during their respective tenures. The new Board members are proving active in their participation in our deliberations. At the time of writing some 284 members have yet to renew their membership. A fi nal reminder has been sent to them and I trust all will return to the fold and continue to enjoy all that our Club has to offer. Our Christmas Season was, as usual, very busy with those special Club luncheons and a host of private functions held in the Club.
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October Magazine – Includes 2006/2007 Annual Report

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Dear Fellow Members Since I last reported to you in our June edition of this magazine, much has happened in the life of our Club. The two resolutions put to the General Meeting on 25th June were both passed unanimously and the Club auditors are now Messrs Meagher Howard and Wright. I sadly advise that the Board and General Manager have recently had bereavements. Lindsey Graham lost his daughter, Helen. John Barron his mother-in-law, Kerrie Lewis, her father and nephew and Charles Lucre has lost his wife, Jean. Our condolences have been extended.
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June Magazine 2007

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Dear Fellow Members, I begin by drawing to your attention the General Meeting of the Club to be held on Monday 25th June in Cello’s Restaurant at 1pm. At this meeting resolutions will be put forward about ending the services of our auditors Messrs Travis & Travis (after 10 years) and appointing new auditors. I hope that my letter which accompanies the notice convening the meeting satisfactorily sets out the reasons for the Board convening the meeting. Our trading for March was very profi table with a decline in April as a result of three broken weeks (Easter and Anzac Day). Overall our results are very satisfactory. Our Anzac Day functions and service were well attended and we again enjoyed music from the MacLeod Pipe Band. The General Manager, with Board approval, has been upgrading our poker machines
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March Magazine 2007

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Dear Fellow Members, Much has occurred in our busy Club since I last reported to you. Our Annual General Meeting held on 27th November last was well attended. The fi nancial statements were adopted and each of the Two Special and Five Ordinary Resolutions, full copies of which appeared in the October Edition of the Club magazine, were duly passed. The Christmas season proved as busy as ever, with many organisations choosing to celebrate within the ambience of the Club. Our two Club Christmas lunches were well attended and our now famous Christmas Day lunch was booked out well in advance. Of particular importance was the Staff Christmas party which was well attended and enjoyed by all, including Louise whose performance late in the day left a lasting impression on our General Manager.
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October Magazine 2006 – Includes 2005/2006 Annual Report

President's Report

Dear Fellow Members, Our Annual General Meeting will be conducted on Monday 27th November 2006 commencing at 1pm. It marks the completion of another year of profi table trading which compares favorably with our 2005 result. I draw your attention to the notice of that Meeting which appears on page 5 of this edition of our Magazine and commend your attention to the Directors’ Report for the year ended 30 June 2006 and the Financial Statements which also appear in these pages. The President’s Dinner was conducted in Cello’s Restaurant on Saturday 2nd September with approximately 95 in attendance. Our Guests of Honour again included our Patron, M W Bro Tony Lauer whose wife Joy was unfortunately unable to attend because of last minute baby sitting problems. My thanks...
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July Magazine 2006

President's Report

Dear Fellow Members, The General Manager’s Report in this magazine outlines the work done in hotel rooms and fire services upgrading. Necessary repairs to windows at the front of the building have commenced. Your Board is actively pursuing heritage grants to assist with the cost not only of this work but also future repairs to the western wall. Your Board is conscious of the need to replace air conditioning equipment on the upper fl oors of the hotel as well as improving air conditioning standards on fl oors 6 and 7. I anticipate that at our strategic planning forum decisions will be made about priorities in relation to these various projects and other works. In our last magazine I mentioned that as at December last our membership stood at 3228. The Christmas/ New Year period a number of our members did not renew their membership despite polite reminders.
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