April Magazine 2013

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Dear Fellow members, It is again my pleasure to report to you about what has occurred and is occurring in our great Club. I have taken the opportunity to read our General Manager’s report before compiling this one. Both he and I are looking forward to the time when the noise, dirt and extra traffic, which have been part of our working life for some years, finish and the footpath to our north is both clear and clean. On the positive side our northern and western walls and parts of our roof and its buildings will have been refurbished, repainted and cleaned at no expense to the Club, thus further protecting our major asset.
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October Magazine 2012 – Includes 2011/2012 Annual Report

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Dear Fellow Members The main purpose of this edition of our Club Magazine is to put before you relevant information concerning your Club’s activities and trading for the year ended 30 June 2012. In recent weeks both our in-house accountant, Rob Harvey and our auditor, Ken Wright have been respectively preparing and checking our financial statements and the results are now before you. I have had an opportunity to read our General Manager’s report in which he sets out various factors which have impacted on our financial performance for the year under review. He refers to further work to be done to improve our facilities and make our Club more user-friendly.
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July Magazine 2012

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Welcome to the winter edition of our magazine. It is a pleasure to report to you again about our Club and its concerns. The 43 floor office tower to our north and west continues its growth ahead of schedule. Current expectations are that ANZ will be in occupation by 30th June 2013 and Freehills by 31st July. It is our understanding that these two will occupy over 80% of the lettable space. A new 3 storey building to be known as 167 Castlereagh Street will be erected to our immediate north. Its roof line will be below the window level of our magnificent dining room, and sunlight will be retained from that level up to our roof. The earlier demolitions exposed parts of our northern wall which, together with our rear or western wall, will be repaired, rendered and painted (after unnecessary ducting has been removed) at no cost to your Club. I thank theGeneral Manager for his valuable assistance to me in achieving this result.
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October Magazine 2011 – Includes 2010/2011 Annual Report

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Dear Fellow Members, I begin by thanking those members who have enquired over the past six months about my health. Their concern and good wishes have been heartening. My doctor’s report is good. This edition of our magazine includes the Director’s Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 30th June and I commend these to your attention. The regularity with which Registered Clubs in this state are seeking amalgamation or are simply closing is a matter of concern and it is against that background that you will be pleased to read that we have again made a profit. On your behalf, I thank the Board, Management and Staff for their combined efforts, without which this result would not have been possible. The massive construction to our immediate north and west continues to grow and is planned to be completed by January 2013.
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May Magazine 2011

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Dear Fellow Members, Before preparing this report I have read a copy of the General Managers report. It is, as usual, wide reaching and detailed. Little point would be served by covering the same ground and so, on this occasion, my report will be on a personal note. On 30th of March I was working in my office at the Club preparing material for the Board meeting to be held on 6th of April. After lunch I was returning to my room when I suffered severe chest pain. After about forty five minutes without relief, I telephoned Warren Lewis who quickly called an ambulance. I was then taken to St Vincent’s hospital emergency ward where tests showed that one artery was completely blocked. Two stents were put in place and shortly before 6.00pm. I had passed through the recovery ward and was placed in the acute care ward...
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October Magazine – Includes 2009/2010 Annual Report

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Dear Fellow Members, In my last report I referred to the development to the immediate north and west of our premises I told you that the Board would use its best endeavours to protect the Club’s best interests and the comfort and convenience of our members, their guests and hotel guests. Since December last we have been in negotiations with the Grocon Group of Companies about a Neighbourhood Deed encompassing this and other pertinent matters.
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April Magazine 2010

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Dear Fellow Members, Since my last message the Club has suffered the loss of a number of Members. Amongst our losses have been two former Directors, Lindsay Graham and Ron Maguire. Notes about their service to the Club appear on the opposite page of this magazine. We also lost on the 13th February Clarrie James O.A.M and on the 20th of April Jill Graham (Lindsay’s widow). The Club was represented at all three funerals and a wake was held in the Club for Clarrie’s, family and friends. They will be sorely missed. The Board recently and successfully concluded the sale of its Heritage Floor Space, having previously been authorised to do so at the Annual General Meeting. The price obtained was most satisfactory and the resultant funds will be put to good use. The Board has now to negotiate an appropriate Neighbourhood Agreement with Grocon which will be developing the site to our immediate north and west.
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June Magazine 2009

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Dear Fellow Members, On 3 June, the Vice President Mr Lindsay Payne will resign from the Board of this Club. The Board will thus lose a hard working member who is currently also the longest serving member. Lindsay Payne joined the Board in 1993 and has served in a number of capacities including Treasurer, Convenor of the Finance Committee, Convenor of the House Supply & Staff Committee and Vice President. Lindsay has also been active in a number of sub-clubs including the Veterans’ Association, the RSL Masonic Sub-branch, the Sydney Birthday Club and the Touring Group. I have no doubt that he will continue to show a great interest not only in these groups but also in the life of the Club as a whole.
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