b'PresidentsClub, bringing vibrancy and investing welcomed funds and patronage.Report Improvement of our financial position Dear Fellowhas given us the much-needed Members, funds and momentum in dealing with the running and maintenance This is my firstof a grand historic building like ours. communication withNotably, we are planning a staged you, our Membersrefurbishment of our hotel rooms as and Guests andwell as upgrading of the services want to thank you on behalf of theand facilities of the building. We are Board of Directors, the Generalworking towards installing sprinklers to Manager and Staff for your support ofthe whole building, replacing dated air-our Club, Hotel and our facilities. conditioning and improving electrical The restrictions of the last two yearsservices, including improved internet had placed the Club in various difficultand mobile coverage throughout the operational and financial positions,premises.resulting from the loss of yourYour Board is also working towards patronage of the Club, the Hotel, anda construction certificate for addingDestination NSWvarious functions that we rely upon fortwo additional floors to the buildings income. Your Board and our Generalroof top which will house double-story Manager have worked tirelessly tomaisonette suites targeted at providingSPEND SUMMERensure continuing employment for oura greater variety of hotel room offering staff and to limit the Clubs outgoingfor longer stays and a more homelyIN SYDNEYexpenses to a minimum so that weexperience.would all have a Club to return to. On Monday 28 November 2022, we*What a difference one year makeswill be holding our Annual GeneralSTAY 2 & SAVE 10%from last year to today. Coming out ofMeeting, commencing at 1pm in the confinement restrictions to our freedommagnificence ambience of the Cellosoff the best available and uncertainty of Covid-19 of lastGrand Dining Room. I encourageaccommodation rateyear, to a new era where we are allall our Members to attend and hear working towards returning to somefrom the Board on performance andTheres nothing quite like a balmy form of normality. management of our Club. Theresummer getaway in Sydney.From zero hotel occupancy last year,will also be the opportunity to ask we are currently experiencing a markedquestions, with pre notice, and giveWhether its strolling along the glittering improvement on the use of the Clubus feedback, so we can understandharbour foreshore, foraging through the and Hotel. Over the last few months,the issues that are important to you.markets, seeing the sights, or enjoying we have been hitting outstandingDetails of the AGM are on page 8 of the benchmark for occupancy from 80%this magazine and I urge you to attenda sublime sunset cocktail at the Opera to near 100% and improved functionand contribute. House, Sydney always has something bookings. Pleasingly, our level 2Finally, I want to thank you again forfor everyone!Castlereagh Lounge has become verythe honour and privilege of being your popular for weekday lunches. President and assure you that the BoardSo, join us for a 2 night stay We have also been able to assist theof Directors are working actively tobetween 11 December City Tattersalls Club (CTC) with theirdelivering a much-improved experienceand 31 January to save 10%*, Members needs during the demolitionfor all of our members and guests. and enjoy a complimentary bottle and redevelopment of their Pitt StreetBest wishes, of Silverleaf red, white or Club. Their patronage and utilization ofsparkling wine on arrival!our building has had the huge benefit of much welcomed additional income which will continue for some 5 years.MEMBERS SAVE CTC Members have also been offeredRW Bro Peter Zeilic | President EVEN MORE!and are availing themselves to become Affiliate or Associate Members of ourNSW Masonic Club NSW Masonic Club Members will save an additional 15% by entering their Members promo code:NSWMCMEMBERYour favourite coffee shop is rightCall 9284 1000 or book onlineat the doorstep of your favourite Club! www.thecastlereagh.com.auChapter Five .1 is perfect for a quick breakfast, lunch or coffee, and is open every day. Upstairs lounge for a meeting or chat *Applicable for Boutique, Deluxe and Luxe rooms. Private catering available Valid from 11 December 2022 to 31 January 2023, OPEN: WEEKDAYS 6.30AM - 4PM excluding 29 December 2022 to 1 January 2023. 171A CASTLEREAGH STREET Subject to availablilty.WEEKENDS & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 7AM - 2PM PHONE: 0452 668 106PHONE RESERVATIONS: 1800 801 576October 2022 NSW Masonic Club3Freecall within Australia'