The Manager's Notes

General Manager's Notes

A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to You All and Kung Hei Fat Choi for the Year of the Pig!

I trust that you had a wonderful festive period and (cliché) I hope that all your troubles in 2019 last as long as your New Year’s resolutions!

Thank you for your overwhelming support during the festive celebrations at the Club - all events were sold out including Carols By Candlelight, Xmas functions and the fantastic New Year’s Eve Party. Thank you to all who contributed to the spectacular Xmas decorations including the wonderful hats on display throughout the Club.

As our Team sports take a well-deserved mid-season break, I will take this opportunity to congratulate our cricket U19’s who performed so well in the recent CHK U19’s Tournament under the captaincy of Jhata Subramanyan who also went on to win Player of the Tournament. The Best of Luck to all sporting sections for the second half of your season.

Notable Dates

Chinese New Year Holiday will be from 5th to 7th February. There are special opening hours during the Holiday. Details are listed in the next column and have been posted on the Website.

The traditional Club Burns Supper to celebratethe life and poetry of Robert Burns will be held on 18th January, together with classic Burns fayre, drinks, speeches, and dancing.

The Boundary Bar will be hosting its inaugural high-stakes Pool Tournament on 16th January and Pub Trivia Night on 23rd January. Please enrol with Club Reception or via email to events@hkcc.org.

On 23rd January, well-known Hong Kong historian, Jason Wordie, will give an enlightening talk about the History and Mystery of the Triad in Hong Kong. Jason will also lead a “Wong Nai Chung Gap Walk” on 23rd February. The walk will start from 9.45 a.m. and finish around 1.00 p.m.

Food & Beverage
Boundary Bar

From 1st January, the Boundary Bar will be closed on Monday evenings. The operating hours will also be amended slightly. Please refer to Page 2 for details of the opening Hours of all Club facilities.

In addition, an extended menu will be introduced in the Boundary Bar on 1st January similar to the menu currently on offer in the Sportsman’s Bar.

Australia Day

Sunday 26th January is Australia Day. Come join the celebration at the Pool Complex from 4.00 p.m. with Aussie Beer, Wine and Music. A Bouncy Castle will be on the Ground after the Cricket Match. Spinners will also be hosting an Australian Wine Tasting between 6.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m.

St. Valentine’s Day - 14th February

Early warning! This Valentine’s Night, you have the option of either the ‘Castello Banfi Wine Dinner’ with live singing in the Function Suites or a ‘Chef ’s Special’ St. Valentine’s Set Menu in the Long Room.

Alternatively, DotCod will once again be hosting a special Valentine’s Dinner.

Chinese New Year

On Sunday 17th February, HKCC will celebrate Chinese New Year with a Lunch Buffet by the Poolside including a range of festive food items and cultural booths. At 1.00 p.m., a Lion Dance will be performed at the Club Main Entrance. The ‘God of Fortune’ will visit all dining outlets to say ‘Kung Hei Fat Choy’!

Wine Dinner

Following the success of the Pontet Canet Wine dinner, please note the Long Room will host a Château Legrande Wine Dinner to be held on 8th March. Early enrolment is recommended.

Racing

The Club continues to provide a private race box at both Happy Valley and Shatin for our Members and guests. A Chinese New Year Race Meeting will be held on 7th February, the third day of Chinese New Year at Shatin. For booking and information, please check with our Members Service Department via events@hkcc.org.

Swimming Pool Complex – Guest Rule and Annual Maintenance

The Guest rule has been relaxed for the winter period. Members’ Guests are allowed access to the Swimming Pool Complex during the weekend and public holidays for F&B services at the Pool Café area.

If a guest would like to use the Pool during this period, the usual charge will be made.

Please note that the Pool Complex will be closed for annual maintenance from 18th February for approximately 4 weeks. The normal Guest Rule will once again be in effect when the Swimming Pool Complex reopens.

 

Kieran Hale
General Manager
kieranhale@hkcc.org