The Manager's Notes

General Manager's Notes

Kung Hei Fat Choi to you and your families and all the Health, Happiness and Good Fortune for the Year of the Pig. A huge Thank You to the Members who so generously donated to the Staff Lai See Fund - it is very much appreciated by all our Staff.

Sports Annexe Building

As our Chairman mentioned in his New Year Message, the Club is in final design stage to upgrade the facilities on the first floor of the Annexe building which includes a larger Gym, more flexible space for hosting multiple indoor sporting and recreational activities and a wider range of facilities for children. This will ultimately mean the closure of the Video Library and, as such, the departure of our Video Library Manager, Liza.

I must take this opportunity, on behalf of the General Committee and all our Members, to thank Liza for more than 20 years’ loyal service and wish her all the very best in her new role.

Melbourne Cricket Club Tour - Multi Sports Tour

The MCC will be visiting our Club from early April to take part in Multi-Sports Competition with teams representing Cricket, Golf, Hockey, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Tennis and Squash. As with all tours, several social functions will be organised to welcome our guests. Please contact your Convenors if you are interested in participating in this sporting spectacular.

Lord’s Box

for the first two days of the Ashes Series Test Match between England and Australia. There are very limited numbers of tickets available and, once again, heavily subsidised by the Club. If anybody would like to apply for ticket(s), please contact myself kieranhale@hkcc.org or Tel: 3511 8666

Cricket Success

Congratulations to Premier League Captain, Isaac Poole, in leading the HKCC Premier Team to a wonderful victory over Pakistan Association and in doing so, securing once again, the Premiership Championship 2018/2019. Also, Congratulations to our under 17’s Captain, Raunaq Kapur, ably assisted by Vice Captain, Dhruv Sohdi, who, on the same day, led the Under 17’s to victory in the Under 17s 35-Over Competition. A great day of Cricket at the Gap!

Racing at the HKCC Box

Please be reminded the HKCC continues with its Racing Box at both Shatin and Happy Valley Race Courses. Details of how to book and enjoy a great day / evening at the Races, including a special offer such as Buy Two get One Free is on page 48.

Events
Annual Garden Party 2019 - Save the Date!

The Club’s biggest Outdoor Event is on Sunday 5th May this year, with food and drinks, as well as games booths, cultural counters and other entertainment. Bookings will begin in March, details will be announced soon.

Pub Trivia Nights

After two very successful inaugural Pub Trivia Nights at the beginning of the year, the Club will organize similar events on 27th March 24th April and 29th May at the Boundary Bar. In anticipation of the demand, please enrol early with Club Reception or via email to events@hkcc.org.

The Longest Hole - Golfing Across Mongolia

In 2017, Club Member, Adam Rolston, accompanied by his ‘caddie’ Ron Rutland, set off on an 82 days 2,000km, Par 14,000 – and one extreme charity golf adventure, unsupported and unaided, across the vast plains, valleys, mountains and deserts of Mongolia.

Adam will be sharing his experiences on the big screen on 17th March.

Food & Beverage
DotCod

I am pleased to report that DotCod has recently renewed its lease and will continue as our In-Town Club facility in Central. Members are all encouraged to use DotCod as their location of choice for fine food, drinks and entertainment. New menus are being launched, Monday and Tuesday Steak Nights are back by popular demand and Breakfast extended to “All Day” on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Book a table on 2810 6988 or via email to dotcod@hkcc.org.

New Menus

I am pleased to announce that the new extended Menu in the Boundary Bar featuring the same dishes as the Sportsman’s Bar has been very well received. I am also pleased to announce the new Long Room À La Carte and Sunday Brunch Menus have been launched.

Wine Dinner

Exclusive Chateau Lagrange Wine Dinner on Friday 8th March will pair with outstanding Chinese cuisine specially prepared by Chef Robert.

St. Patrick’s Celebration

Enjoy an evening with Irish cuisine and Bushmills Whiskey at the Boundary Bar on Friday 15th March. Chef will also prepare traditional Irish fare for the weekend of 16th and 17th March throughout the F&B outlets. Sláinte!

Swimming Pool Reopening

The Swimming Complex is scheduled to re-open in Mid-March after its annual maintenance. After re-opening, Members are reminded that guests are not allowed during weekends and public holidays. Children U12 must have adult supervision at all times within the Pool Complex.

Furthermore, as the Club continues with its environmental initiatives, Members and guests are encouraged to use only one towel when using the Pool Complex.

Glass Container Recycling

The Hong Kong Cricket Club (HKCC) has supported and participated in the ‘Glass Container Recycling scheme as encouraged by the Environment Protection Department in 2018.

As a partner of the programme, we are committed to practising source separation and clean recycling, taking the effort to improve glass container recycling. Our Staff are requested to separate glass bottles for recycling as part of their daily waste disposal practice. The glass bottles collected will be recycled into glass sand, replacing natural river sand for production of paving blocks or other suitable construction materials for use in Public Works Projects. Each month, over 2,000 bottles are collected and returned to the recycling points.

Caring Organisation Logo

The Hong Kong Cricket Club has achieved recognition again and awarded the ‘5 Years Plus Caring Organisation’ Logo by The Hong Kong Council of Social Services in recognition of our commitment in Caring for the Community, Caring for the Employees and Caring for the Environment in 2018.

 

Kieran Hale
General Manager
kieranhale@hkcc.org