PRESIDENT’S REPORT Hello Members, We are now in the last quarter for 2017. This year has sped past ever so quickly. They say this happens when you are busy or having fun. I must admit to both as I enjoy what I do and helping to make the decisions to keep taking our Workers Group of Clubs into the future. Thank you to my Board colleagues for their support and contribution into our decisions. Neale Vaughan has updated the Sports Precinct building progression in his report and I would like to mention that a lot of work and discussions are being held regarding the Over 55’s Resort. Hopefully, I will have more details available in next journal. We have over 52,000 members so it was very pleasing to find that our Quarter Century members now total over 10% of our membership. We held a special night for these members in early August where I officially welcomed 344 new members into the Quarter Century Club. I thanked these members and all our members for their continued support to the Club. Janet Reynolds responded on behalf of these members. Thank you, Janet. The group gathered on stage and we had fun singing “The Old Tin Shed”. Liz assured me after hearing us sing on stage that no entertainers were in jeopardy of losing their spot at the Club. The crowd enjoyed a 3-course meal and complimentary drinks. Darren Carr, a very funny comedian and ventriloquist entertained and had the crowd laughing with tears rolling down their face. Next step is 50 years’ membership where you are offered VIP Membership. We already have many members in this category.
posted to you the membership office needs to be notified. The Club is pleased to be able to assist the local charities and like to let the members know what we are doing on their behalf. Throughout the year, we have had presentations on Saturday nights in the Diamond Showroom prior to the commencement of entertainment. We also presented cheques to several deserving causes through Club Grants which was hosted by Blacktown City Council. This is also an opportunity for us to talk to the recipients. I would like to wish you and your families a wonderful Xmas and a safe, happy and healthy New Year. There are some people that have lost close friends or family and are lonely and sad. Please take the time to show your kindness.
Until next time, Keep Smiling and be kind to each other
Kay Kelly Club President
We have lost several members during 2017 and on behalf of the Board of Directors I offer our condolences to all that have lost loved ones and friends. Thank you to our staff and Management who work hard to make your visit to the Club enjoyable. Thanks to Liz Star for providing good and varied entertainment and to Tracey Russell and the marketing team for the behind scene work with promotions. Congratulations to all members who have won cash and prizes and who have been lucky enough to attend the top shows at Qudos Arena or see the Wanderers play. I am still being asked about the Annual Report, Reports and Journal not being sent out to all members each year. We do send out Notification of AGM (yearly) and Board of Director Candidates profiles (when applicable as voting is biennial). All information is available at the Club and on the website but if you require it to be
2017 Quarter Century Inductees BOARD OF DIRECTORS
KAY KELLY PRESIDENT
JACK MILLER SNR VICE PRESIDENT
TERRY O’LOUGHLIN VICE PRESIDENT
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