The Manager's Notes

General Manager's Notes

A belated Happy Easter to you all as we enter the final run-up to summer and, hopefully, extended holidays for you all.

MCC

As you are aware, the Club recently welcomed MCC (Melbourne) to the Club to compete in a Multi-Sports Tour. Although the weather tried its best to dampen spirits, competition across six sports, including the first visit of MCC Women’s Cricket team, was fantastic, fierce and fair. With over 200 participants, I thank all Members and Staff who contributed so much to making this event possible and so successful. Old friendships renewed, new friendships made, we all very much look forward to visiting Melbourne in 2021 to continue this magnificent relationship.

Summer Sports

As the Cricket season draws to a close, we welcome our summer sports season with the Lawn Bowls Summer League. Good wishes for your new season. We also await the opening of our Grass Court Tennis season on the Lawn. In response to last year’s successful re-launch, Croquet will once again feature this summer with two courts being provided on the Lawn for the summer season.

Road To Wimbledon

At time of writing, we are enjoying The Road To Wimbledon Competition. This year, we are privileged to have 3 world-class tennis coaches as part of the RTW team. They will be hands-on with the 32 players in the event, as well as at the members-clinics at KCC and HKCC and at the coach’s workshops. Jeremy Bates, previous Head of British women’s tennis and a Davis Cup Captain; Jamie Delgado, Andy Murray’s coach and Lucie Ahl former British No.1 and Fed Cup Rep. and now a performance coach in the British girl’s programme.

F&B Events

There are a number of events in May for your diaries.

The Boundary Bar will be hosting an ‘Exploring Rosé’ evening on Friday 10th May - Rosé Wine paired with New Zealand Cloudy Bay Clams.

The Annual Cricket Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday 11th May to celebrate the end of a successful Cricket Season.

For Mother’s Day on Sunday 12th May, both the Club and DotCod will be holding special Celebration Lunch Buffets.

On 15th May, we will be holding a Riedel Wine Glass Seminar to highlight the importance a glass can make to enjoying particular drinks.

Food & Beverage Manager

The Club is pleased to welcome Frankie Lui as our newly appointed Food & Beverage Manager as of 30th April. Frankie comes to us with wide experience in prestigious hotels and clubs both in Hong Kong and overseas. Born in Hong Kong, he grew up in Vancouver, eventually working in celebrated establishments in North America including Pan Pacific, Marriott Hotels and other famous hospitalities. Frankie has spent the last eighteen years in the Asian region in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and China. Please take the opportunity to introduce yourselves to Frankie as we look forward to a long and successful relationship.

Poolside BBQ and Giant Inflatable

The first seasonal Poolside BBQ this year with Giant Inflatable, will be held on Friday 17th May. Always popular, sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Swimming Pool

As summer approaches, please be reminded of the Swimming Pool Complex Guest policy:

During weekdays, Members may invite Guests (we request Members restrict the number to no more than four Guests) into the Swimming Pool Complex to enjoy the F&B facilities and children’s playground without any charge. Should a Member’s Guest wish to swim in either the children’s or adult pool before 7.00 p.m. during weekdays, the HK$50 ‘Guest Fee’ will be applied. Should a Guest draw a towel, whether swimming or not, the HK$50 ‘Guest Fee’ will also be applied. For those Members wishing to entertain larger groups of Guests at the Swimming Pool Complex, you are requested to make prior arrangements with the Club. Please contact our Marketing and Events Department at 3511 8688 or by email at: events@hkcc.org for details.

Please also be reminded that when bringing in a Guest(s), Members must accompany their Guest(s) at all times and are responsible for their conduct. On Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, entry to the Swimming Pool Complex is restricted to Members (and their spouses, sons and daughters under 26 years of age or Nominated Guests of Single Members) and to Visiting Reciprocal Members. No other Guest may enter the Swimming Pool Complex before 7.00 p.m. on these days except for the purpose of attending a Club or an approved Private Function.

Please note that these decisions are made with the wider membership in mind. I therefore respectfully request you to act within the spirit of the rules and in the interests of all our Members.

DotCod

I am pleased to announce that, further to our changes in the Food and Beverage offerings at DotCod which have been so well received, the restaurant has recently gone through a facelift. There is still some minor touch up work to be completed – however, please take the opportunity to visit DotCod to enjoy its fresh new look both on the menu and the décor.

Please note, starting from Saturday 4th May, Dot Cod will be hosting a Lobster and Prawn promotion every Thursday and Saturday evening.

Annual General Meeting

Please be reminded that our Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Club on Monday 27th May 2018 at 6.30 p.m. in the 2/F Function Suites at the Clubhouse. Your attendance at the AGM is always appreciated.

 

Kieran Hale
General Manager
kieranhale@hkcc.org