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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October Magazine 2009 – Includes 2008/2009 Annual Report

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Dear Fellow Members, All members should have received my message of 7 September about the forthcoming Board elections. A reading of the annual report, which appears in this edition of the magazine, will indicate that the Club, like all others, will require a Board for the next two years which is experienced and able to make difficult decisions. All nominees for Board membership consent to attend, if requested, a meeting with a person or persons nominated by the Board to discuss their understanding of the desirable attributes and the duties of a Director. I urge you to consider carefully any nomination and to look well to your ballot. In an article in this edition I have set out in some detail major events in the life of the Club over the past year. Accordingly, I shall use this opportunity to report on those responsible for various aspects of the Club’s activities.
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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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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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