Happy October, fellow Club members!
We are entering the last Quarter of 2015 which will be a busy period for our Club. The last Capex project – major repairs to the 6 chambers - will have to be completed by the third week of Oct, the month in which Oktober Fest Night will be held. November will witness the Deepavali Dinner and Show on 21st November will open with the 13th Inter-Club Invitational Darts Competition on the first weekend and end with the New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance event. The GC will be grateful if members and families lend their support by generously participating in these celebrations.
The PD Open Tennis Tournament, our 51st, was once again successfully concluded last month with entrants from Thailand, Singapore and Japan among the 130 participants. There were many children taking part this time around which is a very positive sign. We hope the parents who accompanied the children for most part of the four days found the facilities and the hospitality of our Club more than satisfactory. Though the unusual thunderstorm on the opening morning caused a huge damper by interrupting the court lighting apart from wetting the courts, the Organising Committee deserves all praise for managing to keep each day’s schedule of games on track by sourcing for more courts and extending play well into the nights at the home courts. The event entailed a Budget of almost RM40K of which RM19k was given away as cash prizes.
The Merdeka Countdown night on the eve of Independence Day was another enjoyable occasion. The Quiz Contests and the Lucky Draws yielding wine bottles and beer buckets to the winners, and the Birthday Cake cutting were all well received by the good crowd that remained to celebrate the night well past the countdown. Members can log on to our website to catch some snapshots of both the events above.
The rebuilding of the wet dining area Toilets was completed just before the Merdeka weekend. Members have generally found the finished product to be of some standard and the GC wishes to record its appreciation of the many congratulatory responses from members. While doing this project, the two small male and female toilets at the Meeting room upstairs, which too were in dire need of repairs, were also upgraded. The blinds along the corridor stretching from the informal dining area to the wet dining area were also replaced last month after the House and Grounds chairman spent proper time to ensure fair price and good quality. Please be informed that an additional TV screen has been installed for the benefit of those sitting to wine and dine at the far end of the wet dining area.
In my last Message an idea to have a Home Video theatre at the lounge-side was floated and response from members sought. Well, there was no response from any member and therefore the idea is abandoned.
On staff matters, we have to lose the services of the 3 pleasantly efficient Indonesian girls working with us part-time as they leave for their country in Oct. However, we will not be shorthanded as two of the Kerala lads who worked with us in 2014 have returned last month on a year’s contract. In the office, a new Accounts staff joins the team this month to assist Ms Arasy to enable her to properly learn up the duties performed by Accounts Exec. Ms Lena who will be retiring soon.
Cheers and Happy Clubbing!