- 20 November 2019
- Simone Keir
The last you heard from me was a few months ago and our calendar year has nearly come to an end.
On the 9th of October the President’s Cocktail Party was held for our long-standing members of 25 years and longer. It was very well visited with everyone enjoying themselves and praising the good food, beverages and service not to forget the great music throughout the evening. We also distributed 25 and 50 year pins for all our members to commemorate their long-standing membership and loyalty to the RACA.
The club also held it’s AGM on the 17th of October and I am sure everybody has read the Presidents Report stating that it was a solid year although we ended it with a small loss. We are looking forward to a more positive year this financial year.
This year once again required a postal ballot to elect the 2019/20 Board. We initially received 18 nominations which later decreased to 15. We also gave members the opportunity of voting digitally this year. The elected members were announced at the AGM and I am pleased to announce that the Board has remained unchanged from the previous year.
May I remind all members that the club will be closed from the 2nd of January 2020 until the 21st of January when we re-open. We will re-open with a ‘Welcome Back’ Dinner Buffet in the Harbour Dining Room.
As you know we close the club to be able to take care of maintenance issues we cannot get to during opening times. The club also receives a major clean and freshen up. We do apologise for any inconvenience.
Please keep in mind that, as with each year, there will be road closures over the New Year period which will be announced on our website as soon as we receive further information from the City of Sydney Council.
2019 has nearly come to an end and once again the past year has just flown by. I have now been at the club for 8.5 years and would like to thank all members for their care and support during the last few months where I had some major medical issues.
As always at this time of the year, we ask Members to acknowledge the great efforts of the RACA team by way of gratuity. Your staff are always extremely grateful for your contributions.
On behalf of all my colleagues we would all like to wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to greeting you all again next year.