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Phyllis Court Club

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Club News Leap into the Future

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Autumn 2013

Inside this issue

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arwin pretty well proved it –

Club Membership Merchandise

everything evolves nothing

stays the same and standing still is the surest way to go backwards. That applies to every organisation

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and Phyllis Court is no exception.

Forthcoming Events

The art is to keep the best of the old while bringing in the pick of the new. In our case we have to maintain our

unique

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atmosphere

but innovate and improve our offering to Members. So how do

is the conversion of that unused

we manage this balancing act?

area directly above the Dining

The complete renovation of the Grandstand

is

now

underway.

The contractors have made a good start and given a fair wind and a not too harsh a winter we can look forward to the grand (re) opening around April next year. Another project nearing completion

Room into an open-plan office for the administration staff. This will free up a series of smaller rooms along the Kennet Room corridor for

use

as

committee

rooms,

In the Kitchen/ Dining Room

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Reciprocal Clubs

www.pccmembers.org

an IT room and areas of peace

birthdays so that we can invite them

and

quiet

into the Club for a drink to celebrate.

work

on

for their

Members own

to

projects.

On the membership front our new computer system flags-up Members’

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Top Recruiter will win big prize Club house on Thursday 30th

interested in Membership at the

January 2014. There will be a

Club, we are holding a Prospective

special draw made from all the 2013

Membership Reception on Tuesday

Proposers and the name chosen

22nd October 2013 from 6.30

will have the value of his or her

p.m. until 8.00 p.m to enable

hose Members who successfully

membership subscription for 2013

anyone who is in interested in joining

propose a new Member this

re-imbursed (50% of Joint and

to find out more about the Club. The

year will be invited to attend a

100% of Ordinary memberships).

Reception will give your friends and

Proposers’ Dinner to be held in the

If you know of anyone who may be

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Club Merchandise

(Leap into the Future)

solely for Members in their first year with us. This helps to make them feel part of Phyllis Court, cement the relationships and meet other Members who have also just joined. The Interest Groups are a vital part

W

e have updated our current Merchandise and have the following items on display and for sale by our Reception Desk.

The Club Tie and the Leather Notebook are proving to be great gift ideas!

Silk Ties with Stripes and Motif £25.50

of Club life and their chairmen work tirelessly for their groups and for the Club and so we now have a special

Umbrella - Classic Wood Handle £12.00

dinner to thank them for their efforts. Another innovation!! For the first time this edition of Club News has

Cap - Navy/White £7.50

been produced entirely in-house with all the design, graphics and layout done by Michelle White and

Polo Shirt - Navy/White

Emma Forster. Well done to them!!

£13.50

...continued from page 1 (Top recruiter will win big prize)

family

members

Vortex Rollerball Pen

an

ideal

£3.50

opportunity to learn about the multitude of activities provided by the Club and its twentyeight

specialist

groups;

there

Leather A5 Lined Notebook Navy £7.00

is something to suit all tastes. Gentleman’s Boater Hat If any of your friends or family

£20.00

would like to attend the Reception and

learn

Club,

please

White, on

more

about

contact

Michelle

Membership

01491

570510

the

Manager or

email:

michelle.white@phylliscourt.co.uk.

Their attendance at a Reception does not commit them in any way, so feel free to come along and bring your friends so they can

decide

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for

themselves.

Belgian and Artisan Chocolates £4.60 USB Flash Drive 8GB £9.50 Phyllis Court Club and Manor: A History by Jason Tomes £25.00


Club Report

Messages from the Club Secretary The Open Meeting will be taking place at the Club on Thursday 21st November to report to Members the Club’s situation six months on from the 2013 AGM. The big story at present is the commencement of the project to refurbish the Grandstand Pavilion. The Main Contractor is Beard

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Oxford Ltd and the Architects are

his Autumn edition of Club

Hives Architects of Reading under

News has been produced in-

the aegis of Cornelius Kavanagh.

house and subsequent editions will

The building site is established

appear more frequently and will be

and work will progress at a steady

available not only in the printed

pace in order to maximise the time

format but also on-line via the Club

before the winter weather kicks-in

website www.pccmembers.org

and in order to reach completion

Taking the lead from the title, the following information is all news – ™™ The new Club Tie in contrasting stripes of saxe blue silk is available for purchase. ™™ New membership cards have been designed (example below) and they will be issued as part of the 2014 membership renewal.

well in advance of Regatta 2014. The other Autumn project is the creation of new space for Members’ use on the first floor of the Kennet Wing of the Club house, following the transfer of management offices to the former staff dormitory wing.

Four

Committee

Rooms

will be available for meetings, and bookings will be co-ordinated by the

™™ We welcome on board our new

Membership Office. Refreshments

florist, Penelope Hunter, who

can be provided in the rooms as and

takes over this month from

when required. In addition, an IT

Melanie Esslemont.

room is to be set aside for quiet use by Members who wish to do work on their lap-top or tablet devices.

Congratulations Victoria (Senior

The weekly e-mail bulletins from

Sales & Events Executive) and

In

Barry

Touch

will

keep

Members

informed of progress on all fronts.

(Catering

Operations

Manager) on their recent marriage.

New Membership Card Design

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Weddings and Celebrations

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hyllis Court ...... a unique riverside venue for a Wedding Day

intimate Thames Room for 35 – 50 guests in the Club House. All are licensed for Civil and Partnership

Ceremonies.

Each

Where better to begin married

individual room provides a stunning

life or celebrate a special birthday

backdrop to the ceremony whether

than with the beautiful backdrop

it is of the river or the lawns.

of the River Thames and the finish line of Henley Royal Regatta -

Our dedicated Events Co-ordinators

that

it could only be at your Club.

will work tirelessly to ensure every

occasion for you and your guests.

Situated on Cromwell’s Wall built

detail of the your special event, be

on the Thames in 1643, your guests

it a Wedding, Anniversary Dinner,

As a Member of Phyllis Court

could arrive or depart by boat or

Birthday

the

have an especially arranged river trip

Reception

thought-

the Club are available to you

as part of a unique day and occasion.

through – from the colour schemes

free of hire charges for you to

to the exquisite cuisine prepared

celebrate your own private parties.

by our Head Chef, Greg Lewis.

Reduced room hire charges are

The Club offers the choice of the

Celebration has

or

been

Drinks

elegant Ballroom and Finlay Suite

this

various

is

an

function

outstanding

rooms

in

available for Weddings at the Club.

for the larger grand affair of 100 –

The Club’s friendly and professional

You will also receive Member wine

240 guests, the unique Grandstand

personnel

prices.

Pavilion on the water’s edge (with

combining

panoramic views along the river)

and

for 60 – 80 guests, or the smaller,

ideas

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flair and

are

committed

their with

any

preferences

to

experience particular

If you are celebrating a special

ensuring

event, be it a birthday, wedding


Celebrations and Private Parties anniversary, luncheon or dinner

There is parking for up to 200 cars

our celebration package is ideal.

and, for something very special, Phyllis Court has a helicopter pad

The package includes a complimentary glass

of

bubbly,

a

to enable arrival or departure by air.

delicious

three course meal with coffee,

We assure you that your Club

priced from £39.95 per person.

is absolutely the perfect venue for a

truly

special

celebration.

Staying at Phyllis Court is an occasion in itself. Guests can enjoy

‘The letters I have received from

the 17 luxury en-suite bedrooms,

all my guests and friends have

with

of

been very positive regarding the

Each is

venue, food, drinks and flowers

individually styled and equipped

- all excellent!! I couldn’t find

with TV and complimentary WiFi.

any fault; and I do thank all

Many have private balconies where

the

you can enjoy a continental breakfast

Sharp S235 Drinks and Canapés

or you may prefer a full English

Reception

many

enjoying

the Thames or gardens.

views

staff

who

were

13th

involved.’

July

2013

breakfast served in the Orangery. For

further

please

visit

information our

website:

www.pccmembers.org or

call

on:

our 01491

Events

office

570513/509

New Members Dinner representatives from each of the Interest Groups were present to give reminders of what they have to offer. This enabled Members to join any Interest Groups they had not yet had a chance to follow up. A wonderful dinner followed, On Tuesday, 10th September

with an official welcome from the

we hosted a special dinner for

Chairman, Barry Hardman. It is

Members who joined the Club last

hoped that Members who attended

year. The new Members enjoyed

formed

a drinks reception, during which

memberships of the Interest Groups.

new

friendships

and

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End of Ye

Friday 1st November

Friday 6th December - Classic Concert & Dinner

Classical Concert & Dinner

with The Orchestra of St John’s Ensemble

with Young-Choon Park

7 for 7.30pm in the Ballroom

7 for 7.30pm in the Ballroom

The final classical dinner concert of the year is The

The Programme will include

Orchestra of St John’s Ensemble. Comprised of some

Beethoven’s Appassionata

of the main orchestra’s principal players, all are highly

Sonata and a two course dinner

experienced chamber musicians who have performed

will be served during the

both nationally and internationally. Set up in 2007, the

interval.

Ensemble brings together a wealth of chamber music

The South Korean born pianist Young-Choon Park began the study of the piano at the age of four and gave her first full recital when aged seven. She played the Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra at the age of nine. The young child prodigy studied at the Juilliard School in New York and later gained the highest Masters Degree at the

skill combined with OSJ’s unique “ego-free” music making ethos, creating a remarkable performance experience. The programme will include music by Handel, Kreisler and Warlock together with carols and solo instrumentalists. A two course dinner will be served during the interval.

Hochschule in Munich. Dress Code: Jacket & Tie

Tickets: £39.50

Saturday 2nd November Bonfire Night 6.30pm bonfire lit, 6.45pm

Sunday 8th December The Nutcracker at the Kenton Theatre 3pm Afternoon Tea at Phyllis Court followed by The Nutcracker at the Kenton Theatre

fireworks in the Paddock and

Curtain Up at 5.30pm.

Supper in the Ballroom at

BALLET A perfect treat for

7.30pm

the Christmas season, when

A family favourite with Soup

you and your loved ones

and Hot Dogs on sale in the Paddock or a casual supper

deserve something special – a

can be booked in the Ballroom. An excellent firework

wondrous experience that

display and brilliant fun for all the family. A children’s

evokes joy & elevates your spirit

activity sheet will be provided with the supper.

to new heights. The Nutcracker

Saturday 7th December Chairman’s Christmas Drinks

features favourites such as The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, The Waltz of the Flowers, The Russian Trepak, The Dance of the Reed pipes and the world famous Waltz of the Snowflakes, to name but a few.

12.00-1:30pm in the Ballroom

A perfect start to the family Christmas celebrations at

The Chairman cordially invites

Phyllis Court, arrive at the Club for a Winter Afternoon

Club Members to the traditional

Tea followed by a wonderful Nutcracker Performance at

Christmas drinks reception.

the Kenton Theatre. A must for all children.

What better way to start the festive season than to come along to have a drink with the Chairman and fellow Members. Why not book for lunch afterwards in the Dining Room to extend your celebrations into the afternoon?

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All events can be booked 8 weeks in adv Tel: 01491 570543 Email: ti


ear Events

Forthcoming Member Events

Saturday 14th December

Tuesday 24th December

Children’s Pantomime Aladdin

Christmas Eve Carols and Supper

2:30pm in the Ballroom

7pm for Carols in the Ballroom followed by Supper in

Another fun-filled fantasy

the Dining Room, Thames Room and Orangery.

from Chaplins Pantos

Enter into the festive spirit and join the PCC Singers for

to entertain and delight

this much loved event in the

your children this coming

Christmas Calendar.

Christmas.

Enjoy hot mince pies and a

Let Chaplins Pantos take your

glass of mulled wine or why

children on a spectacular

not join us for a traditional

journey across time and space

Christmas Eve supper and

to visit the magical city of

get firmly into the Christmas

Old Peking. Packed solid with comedy, excitement and

spirit?

adventure, the children will love to cheer their hero Aladdin and boo the evil Abanazar.

Wednesday 25th December

Lots of opportunities for the children to sing along to

Christmas Day Lunch

some of their favourite songs. All this is brought to life by a cast of top performers from the world of Theatre and Pantomime. Suitable for all ages and a children’s favourite. There will be a visit from Father Christmas as a special treat for the children and each child will receive a gift.

In the Ballroom & Finlay Suite 12.30 for 13.00 In the Dining Room at 12.30, 13.00 or 13.30 A festive lunch especially for families in the Ballroom where Children’s activity sheets, games and Christmas films will be shown to entertain the children on this magical day. The Ballroom will be festively decorated and crackers, poppers and streamers will be on all the tables.

Saturday 14th December

Tuesday 31st December

ABBA Gold Concert & Buffet

The Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Ball

7.30 for 8pm in the Ballroom

7.30 for 8pm in the Ballroom &

Calling all Super Troupers!

Finlay Suite and dress 1920’s or Black Tie & Posh Frocks.

Who better to kick off the Christmas Celebrations at

Ring in this New Year 1920’s

the Club than ABBA Gold. Dust off your platforms and

style at the Club. The Great

grab the whole family to enjoy a big ‘Thank You for the

Gatsby New Year’s Eve Ball

Music’, Swedish style.

will include cocktails, a live

Possibly the country’s top Abba tribute show, founded

band, (Zodiac Orchestra &

in 1993. Abba Gold will take you back through the 70s

Singers) and DJ Steve playing

and 80s with all your Abba favourites. Fancy dress

your favourite songs. Guests

is seriously encouraged for this evening of fun and

are encouraged to parade in their zoot suits and flapper

dancing.

dresses and put on their gangster hats and pearls for a

‘Mamma Mia’, this is sure to be one sensational night.

rip-roaring celebration.

vance at the Member and Events Office: icketoffice@phylliscourt.co.uk

The evening features a four course dinner, cocktails on arrival and themed decorations. An excellent night not to be missed and the only place to welcome in 2014!

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Fresh way forward for Club News

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A part of history

his edition is brought to you

producing new brochures for the

In the Club News published in 1997

from our new Club News

Club and being responsible for the

the Club marked the opening of the

Club’s website and social media.’

fourth Tennis Court 16 years ago.

editors Emma Forster and Michelle White who have produced this edition in house for the first time. Here is an insight on your editors:

An excerpt; Michelle White - ‘I am enjoying my

After all, it must be remembered

role as Membership Manager which

that in the 1920’s and 1930’s there

commenced 5 years ago and I have

were 15 courts at the Club which

now been with the Club 8 years.

were used for the pre-Wimbledon tournament which now takes place

I have great pleasure in meeting

at Eastbourne.

prospective new Members, showing

The Club has seen the stars of the

them around our prestigious Club,

past; in 1927 Suzanne Lenglen,

assisting Sections with their many

the world’s most accomplished

events and organising the larger

ladies tennis player made her

Club events such as Regatta and the

first appearance in this country

New Year’s Eve Ball.

as a professional and played an

As part of our roles we have taken

exhibition match. Perhaps in time

on the editing and designing of

we will see more stars from the

Club News which was facilitated

international circuit but mean

Emma Forster - ‘I joined the Club

by attending a training course in

while it is hoped many Members

in 2008 working part time behind

London on Adobe CS6, a specialist

will be picking up their racquets

the Members Bar, whilst studying

design software program.’

once again!

Business

Management

at

the

University of Chichester. Since

Any Interest Group news, along

graduating with a First Class BA

with any feedback and queries about

Honors Degree and spending time

Club News should be forwarded

traveling Australasia and Asia, I

to Michelle White, Membership

took up a new position within the

Manager on 01491 570510 or email

Club as the Marketing Executive

michelle.white@phylliscourt.co.uk

from January 2013. Since taking on the role I have produced the weekly In Touch bulletins, designed Membership adverts for Henley

We hope you enjoy this edition!

Regatta and wedding leaflets whilst

Remember we are now on Facebook and Twitter so please ‘like’ us on Facebook (Phyllis Court Club) and follow us on Twitter @PhyllisCourt

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To receive our weekly In Touch bulletins please email emma.forster@phylliscourt.co.uk


Club Dining

In the Dining Room and the Kitchen

O

ur head Chef Greg Lewis has

Cop da Ma Reserva Catalunya

Made from 60% Tempranillo 20%

recommended a popular dish

Spain 2008.

Garnacha 20% Carignan

for Members to try in our Dining

The wine has a complex structured

Room or even cook for yourself at

nose with layer upon layer of dried

home. Barry Eaton, the Catering

red berry fruit which is met with

Operations Manager, has chosen the

a soft vanilla spice and toasty oak.

perfect wine from the Club’s cellar to

The palate is elegant and soft with

compliment the dish. ‘The wine is

an impressive length.

not from the main wine list but is a

The wine is suited for the dish because the tannins will help refresh the palate after each mouthful, with the wine helping to enhance the flavour of the lamb and cut through the fattiness of the meat and richness of the sauce.

special we have been running in the dining room since Regatta.’

Recipe Roast

Chump

In a small sauce pan, reduce the of

wine by half, add cream, reduce by

Cornish

half again, and slowly whisk the in

Lamb, Potato and Rosemary

the cold butter, being careful not to

Rosti, Wilted Baby Spinach

boil the sauce as it will split. Finely

and Piccolo Parsnips, served

dice the courgette, fry it very quickly

with a Courgette Butter Sauce Serves 1

Total Time: 25mins

1 Chump of Cornish Lamb 1 large Maris Piper Potato 1 Sprig of Fresh Rosemary 100g Clarified Butter 100g Baby Spinach 10 Piccolo Parsnips 1 Courgette 50mls White Wine 100mls Double Cream 75g Cold Butter Ground Salt and Pepper

until it just starts to soften, and then and pour on the warm clarified butter and mix. Pick off the leaves from the rosemary, chop and add to

add it to the sauce. Put the rosti back in a medium oven to reheat.

the potato. In a small sauté pan, add

Boil the parsnips until tender, and

the potato mix, push it down with a

then place in the pan with the lamb.

spatula, and work around the edges

Put the pan back on the stove, and

pushing them in to make it neat.

fry the parsnips until they have

Cook until golden brown, and then

a little colour, and turn the lamb

cook the other side.

frequently until its hot again. Drain

Season the meat with salt and pepper, and in another sauté pan, sear each side until golden, and

the lamb and Parsnips on a kitchen towel, and in the same pan, quickly sweat down the baby spinach.

Peel and grate the potato, and then,

place in the oven on 190oc or Gas

Slice the lamb into thin slivers,

in a tea towel, or muslin cloth,

Mark 5 for 10 minutes. Take out,

plate up and enjoy!

squeeze out all the water. Place in

and leave to rest for a further 10

a bowl with some salt and pepper,

minutes.

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Member Profile: Mr Barry Jackson Barry has lived in Oxfordshire

What

made

you

decide

to

We immediately joined Jazz, Boat

for 40 years, near the Vale of the

become a Member of Phyllis

Owners and Jane initially did Family

White Horse since moving from

Court Club?

History and Ladies Luncheon.

near Liverpool where he was born.

I like watching rowing and we

He is married to Jane and has

spent many years over in Stewards

two Children in their 30’s and two

Enclosure watching smartly dressed

Grandchildren, one of 8 and one of

people on the other side of the river

3.

enjoying a bottle of wine seemingly

You are currently Chairman of the Boat Owners Association, what does this involve? I was appointed to take over in February

having a wonderful time at Phyllis

and we try to tie any

Court. So we literally came and

event with the river

knocked on the door of PCC one Sunday and that was about four years ago. Since Club

joining what

Phyllis

Interest

Court Groups

have you become a Member of?

New Member Welcomes The Club welcomes the

Mrs Clare Conway

following members to the

Mr Matthew Cooper

Club who have joined this

Mr Amritpal Dhaliwal

year:

Mr John Dixon Mr George Douthwaite

Miss Philippa Aldridge

Mrs Janet Douthwaite

Mr Hamish Barker

Mr Wayne Dunsford

Mr James Barrett

Mrs Marcia Esmonde

Mr Terence Bass

Mrs Anne Fitton

Mrs Janet Bass

Mr Alan Gaynor

Mr Stuart Baxter

Mrs Helen Gaynor

Mrs Jayne Baxter

Mr Owain Harvey

Mr John Blackwell

Mrs Thelma Hayton

Mr David Blomfield

Mrs Shanie Henderson

Mr Mark Bowley

Colonel Peter Henderson

Mrs Caroline Broad

Mrs Mina Herrmann

Mr Colin Broad

Mr Jeffrey Herrmann

Mr William Busher

Dr Christina Hill Williams

Mr Edward Carswell

Mrs Karen Holland

Mrs Fiona Carswell

Mr William Howard

Mr Steven Conway

Mrs Aileen Hurst

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and the group is now organising a wide range of activities. You

are

Chairman

of

the

Membership Committee, how did you become involved in this role?

Mr James Hurst

Mr Philip Rowley

Mrs Elizabeth Keidan

Mr Wynford Rowley

Dr Alexander Kirk

Mr David Shanks

Miss Stacey Kivel

Ms Sally Smithson

Miss Kristina Kuhnke

Mr John Spratley

Mr Carlo Maccari

Mr John Stafford

Mrs Linda Maccari

Mr Derek Starling

Mrs Joyce Mann

Mrs Glennys Starling

Dr Nigel McFetridge

Mrs Carol Sutton

Mrs Lynne McFetridge

Miss Claire Symons

Mrs Alison Measelle

Mrs Diana Taylor

Mr Lee Newell

Mrs Sylvia Temporal

Mrs Anne-Marie Obolensky Mrs Marta Torres-White Mrs Gillian O’Sullivan

Mr Harry Wale

Mr Kevin O’Sullivan

Mrs Ann Wale

Mrs Marie Pearce

Mrs Gillian Walter

Mrs Dawn Plant

Mr James Walter

Mrs Kym Proudnikov

Miss Ruth Webster

Mr Oleg Proudnikov

Mr John Wilder

Mrs April Rigby

Mrs Afra Wilder

Mr David Rigby

Mr Matthew Windett

Mr Brian Robson

Dr Michael Zatouroff

Mrs Joanna Rowley

Mrs Diana Zatouroff


Member Profile I replied to a role looking for Club

Ambassadors

and

after

meeting Philip Foster I joined the Membership

Committee

which

opened my eyes to the work which goes on in the background and is not apparent to all the Members. I served on the committee until Philip retired and then I was volunteered to be Chairman. It is an absolute pleasure to chair the committee. You also joined the Council earlier in the year, what is your role? Please tell us what it involves. I was co-opted in February this year and officially joined after the AGM in May, particularly to represent Membership. I enjoy talking to Members about the Club and being able to listen to their views and if I can help then that’s one of the benefits of being on Council. I am now on the working group for the Grandstand redevelopment and we are at a very good stage with that at

Obituaries Club News records the death the

following

As part of your role do you enjoy being part of the open days at Phyllis Court? I love them because you are meeting potential new Members, listening to them and explaining the benefits of Club membership and the Interest

Members.

The Club extends its sympathies

Staff Fund

O

n behalf of the Staff, a very big thank you to all

those who gave so generously to

the

Staff

Fund

last

year.

The Staff Fund was set up for

Groups. We certainly know so many

Members to show their appreciation

more people since we joined.

of the good service they receive as

Tell us more about your work

Club Rules do not permit the giving

outside of the Club?

of gratuities. Members can donate

I own my own small construction

at any time of the year by simply

consultancy business. This involves

giving a donation to a member of

checking buildings meet British

staff on Reception and saying you

Standards during construction and

would like it to be paid into the

industry good practice whilst also

Staff Fund. Alternatively, Members

being expert witness in court if a

can make an annual donation

building fails. We handle claims up to ÂŁ9 million for failures.

either by a direct payment into the Staff Fund bank account, making

Tell us about other interests

a cheque payable to the Phyllis

and hobbies outside Phyllis

Court Staff Fund or cash, which can

Court Club. I

love

watching

rugby and have a season

ticket

at

Wasps. Jane and I

It is with deepest regret that of

the moment.

be handed to Reception, who will pass it onto Accounts. The money is shared out equally between the staff, the only exception being for

also do a reasonable

part-time or anyone who starts

amount of walking together and

part way through the year, and

enjoy going for weekend breaks to

their money is calculated pro rata.

nice hotels. When we are not doing that we love being on our boat and

It means a lot to everyone working at the Club to receive this recognition

to the families and friends of:

sometimes I have to garden!

Mrs. Dorothy Jameson

What would you say to anyone

Mr. Roy Jones

thinking of joining the Club?

Mrs. Monica Lea

Just do it! It can offer people so much.

very welcoming and you soon get to

Mr. Alwyn Lewis

The other great thing about the Club

know each other which makes it far

Mr. David McClure Fisher

is that if you use it regularly, you not

more enjoyable and personal.

only get to know other Members but

The Club is a large operation and

you also get to know the Staff as well.

it is good to be part of it, hopefully

I think that the staff here are not

to help where I can to preserve its

only efficient and attentive but also

history and its future.

Dr. William Murphy Mr. Peter Ralph Mr. Harold Stevens Mrs Patricia Youngs

from Members and Interest Groups.

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Reciprocal Clubs: Home and Away The Lansdowne Club

Club offers an unrivalled range of

of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Mayfair

facilities, accommodation and sports

Amenities include spectacular dining

London, just off Berkeley Square,

amenities. The Club offers 12 Suites,

rooms, an intimate cocktail lounge,

the Lansdowne Club is a private

24 double rooms, 6 twin rooms, 25

international squash courts, full

members’

18th

Standard rooms, 5 single rooms

service bath department, state of the

century grandeur and stylish Art

along with a 25 yard heated indoor

art fitness facilities, relaxing lounges,

Deco meet 21st century vitality.

swimming

international

wood panelled library, professional

Perfect for relaxation, recreation

squash courts, a fully equipped gym

barbershop, 59 modern bedrooms

and

and exercise studio, steam room

and 13 private dining rooms.

Set

in

the

heart

club,

business,

of

where

the

Lansdowne

pool,

3

and Fencing Club. Within walking distance, or a short taxi ride away, are

‘The

location

is

excellent,

just

Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly

opposite the Millennium Park and

Circus, the famous hotels such as

within walking distance of the

the Ritz and Claridges, the galleries

main attractions. The other huge

including The Royal Academy of

advantage was that no tipping

Art and the National Gallery, not

was allowed which in the States is

to mention all the theatres. From

expected elsewhere.’

the famous Oxford and Regent

John Warner W337

Streets, or the department stores of Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Mason and Harrods, the shopping opportunities are endless. ‘We tend to use the Lansdowne Club due to the location basically. There

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are fabulous eating places round there and it ticks the boxes really.’ PCC Charity Action Group

Barry Jackson J173

Christmas Fair Saturday 9th November

University Club of Chicago Conveniently

located

in

the

10am - 3pm

heart of downtown Chicago, the

FUND RAISING FOR SUE RYDER

University Club is directly across

and four smaller charities

from Chicago’s spectacular urban landmark

the

Millennium

Park.

So far this year the Charity Action

The Club, which overlooks Lake

Group has raised

Michigan, is located one block from

£13 534.40 for the chosen charities

The Art Institute of Chicago, and next door to Orchestra Hall, home


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