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 not only to the upkeep and improvement of our most tangible asset, our heritage building, but are equally vital to our maintaining our vital 4 star hotel rating so important to our room rates. Our membership now stands at 3000, of which 1049 are mason members. In our last magazine I told you about a working party which had been formed to look at ways and means of improving our membership. A report will be before the next monthly Board meeting for consideration and decisions about implementation of various proposals. Whilst on the subject of membership, may I stress upon you the importance of renewing your membership promptly. A renewal form has been sent to you with this magazine.
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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. Download

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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