Dear Fellow Members,
Since I last reported to you, much has
happened in the life of our Club. Firstly our hotel has been upgraded
from category 3.5 star to 4 star. This not only refl ects our improving
standards but also brings us into a more lucrative market and your
Board looks forward to increased income from our hotel business.
To keep pace with our new category the Board approved
and the Chief Executive Offi cer has carried out in an effi cient,
timely and cost effi cient way the upgrading of 40 of our 83
bedrooms (together with the corridors) as Phase 1 of our
hotel refurbishment program. The second phase is being prepared
and costed for Board approval.In addition, new cabling will be
installed to improve television reception in the rooms.
The previous President’s Message came to you from our beloved late President, Bill Wright. That message was received by most of you just before Christmas. When Bill wrote his last message to you he was still confident of returning to lead and guide this Club in 2005. His words were “I look forward to meeting up with you in the New Year”.
In another part of this magazine you will be reminded of some of Bill’s professional and personal history and his place within this Club.
Our rules do not foresee such a tragic event as the death of a President whilst in office and there is no provision to appoint a President in the circumstances. The Board Members unanimously asked me to act in the role of President until the next elections.
Well, once again we are approaching our Annual General Meeting and I am pleased to report that our end-of-year results have achieved a profit and have exceeded our budgeted target. This result has been despite completing the Boardroom and First Floor Vestibule project at a cost of about $200,000.00 and other projects within the Club.
We had the privilege...