Welcome to Coate’s Notes! Three members had this at the top of the list and the judges (Lisa, Mitchell & Charlotte) were unanimous. David Webb, Ben Garland & Dom Bunning - your wine is available for collection at Reception!
We plan to introduce a newly formatted weekly email newsletter every Friday, from early May. This will keep you informed and up to date on happenings at the Club. You will be able to make online bookings and register for events, all with the click of a button. If you don’t wish to receive, you can click on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link.
Our new Kitchen is up and running and you will have noticed the Chef’s happy disposition! Pleasingly, the project was delivered on time and on budget, largely due to our Project Manager, Clara Li, and her persuasive nature with contractors. In early May, we will release refreshed menus across Poolside, Spinners, Sportsman’s Bar and Chater Tavern. Prices have increased by an average of 3% overall. This is the first price increase for many items in 2 years, while food and labour costs have risen around 15% respectively. The Children’s Menu prices have NOT increased! We thank you for your understanding and look forward to showcasing some new and exciting dishes.
Weather delayed the completion of the rubberized floor but the new Playground has proved a hit with children of all ages and parents as well. The protective nets (or the butterfly nets as some children refer to them) will be removed at the end of the Cricket season in early May. New pylons have been installed to ensure that when they are re-erected, there is additional strength and less need for additional roping.
The lawn bowls rinks and grass tennis courts are being prepared for the summer. Grass tennis courts in the cricket outfield on weekends and public holidays will be provided from 8th June to 25th August – weather permitting.
Our newly arrived Chef Executive Chef, Arron Rhodes, has been busy sourcing the freshest seafood available and improving the menu. Arron is well experienced, having worked in Michelin starred and Rosette awarded Restaurants in Europe and, most recently, the Maldives. A personable chap, Arron welcomes a chat about menu fare and can recommend his favourites to you. DotCod was listed in the 2013 Michelin Guide. We aim to be the best seafood restaurant in Hong Kong!
The Club’s Events and Marketing team will be only too delighted to entertain Member enquiries for Business Seminars, Private Parties and all manner of other functions, whether they be for the Function Suites, for Poolside Events, for Children’s Parties or other enquiries relating to Outside Catering.
Welcome to Head Squash Coach, Dick Lau. Dick is also the National team coach and has already left many a Member in his wake on the court! Dick offers a fantastic junior programme, as well as lessons for those of us (like me) who, the older we get, the better we were!
Congratulations to Mark Wright on his appointment as Sports & Development Manager. The General Committee realises ‘Wrighty’s’ value to the Club and the need to work across all sports at the Club, while focusing on developing the game of Cricket. He was the stand out applicant and will commence early September.
Following the vacancy created by Mark Wright’s appointment, we have been fortunate enough to secure the services of ECB Level 4 Coach, Simon Cooke, as Head Cricket Coach. Simon and his wife will arrive in August, keen to prepare for the 2013/14 season.
To those studying for School and University entrance examinations over the coming weeks, I wish you every success. As always, I look forward to seeing you and your loved ones at our wonderful Club. Please pop in to the Administration office or email me email@example.com any time.