Patrick Campion, Chairman of City Tattersalls Club in this issue provides an update on the Airspace Development, Club Trading status, Boonoona Ski Lodge and Club Membership Renewals.
AIRSPACE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE
The journey has begun!! City Tattersalls Club members overwhelmingly voted in favour of the airspace development in December 2015 which means that 2016 will be the first part in a five (5) to six (6) year journey. 2016 should see us obtain the Stage 1 Development Approval (DA) and make substantial progress towards the Stage 2 DA. So there should not be any disruption to members in 2016. But remember that part of this journey will involve some inconvenience and disruption when the Club begins to trade out of the 202-204 Pitt Street building. We will be asking for your patience and understanding, because it will all be worth it in the end.
The Committee and Management will continue to keep you informed of progress by electronic messages, the Club’s website, the ground floor display area and by Member Briefing Meetings, that will continue to take place at the appropriate stages.
I refer you to the two (2) photos taken on the night of the meetings held on 8 December 2015, on page 9. Thanks to the members for attending both of the meetings and for making the night truly memorable. 3,314 members voted by postal vote and in person at the first meeting with 93.6% in favour of the development.
The second meeting relating to ‘non-core’ property of the Club was attended by 180 members, with 98% (176) voting in favour of the resolution.
Members made it abundantly clear that they want this development to proceed and they are ready and willing to embark on this momentous journey.
This year we will be pushing hard to obtain email addresses for everyone so that future communications can all be electronic only. If you have not already provided your email address, I urge you to do so now so that you can continue to receive important information about your Club.
Members who have given their email address and have received this magazine via email can enter the draw to win a $7,000 function in Omega Lounge by registering to win on page 24 in their e-Magazine.
If you haven’t received the quarterly magazine via email you can update your details by visiting citytatts.com.au/update-your-details and opt in to receive an electronic version of the Club magazine to enter this promotion. All members who receive future magazines via email in 2016 will have the chance to win other great prizes that will be advertised in each future edition.
Our Club traded well and consistently in the second half of 2015.
The run up to Christmas was strong with the Club’s overall trading performing well and all banking covenants being met.
2016 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
As you will be aware, the renewal period is drawing to a close. Members who have not renewed their membership should do so immediately.
Annual General Meeting, Committee Elections and Life Members
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2016 will be held on Tuesday 24 May 2016 at 6.00pm in the Celebrity Room.
The final date for Committee Election nominations is 29 April 2016. The Committee Election ballots will be determined by a postal vote by all eligible members. The results of the Committee Election ballots will be announced on 27 May 2016.
As usual, the Committee will be putting forward a resolution at the AGM to elect members to Life Membership of CTC. This year 334 members have attained 40 continuous years as a Gold or Silver member. If this resolution is passed, a celebratory luncheon will be held in the Club on either Friday 27 May or 3 June 2016 to present these members with their Life Membership badges.
As a result of regulatory change under the Registered Clubs legislation, from 1 January 2017 only nine (9) people are allowed to be on the governing body of a club in NSW. Our Club Rules currently say that our Committee must be comprised of ten (10) members. Accordingly, we intend to proceed with the election of ten (10) members at the upcoming Committee Election, which will take place in April/May 2016. The elected Committee will then select one (1) of its members to resign from the Committee, leaving a Committee of nine (9) from 1 January 2017.
Later this year, the Committee will propose a number of changes to the Club Rules. These changes will make our Rules consistent with the new requirement for a maximum of nine (9) Committee members, as per the Registered Clubs legislation. Other changes will be proposed to ensure that the Club can run effectively and efficiently now that the members have overwhelmingly voted to proceed with the air space development. Making a change to the Club Rules requires two (2) meetings to be held at least one (1) month apart. The cost of convening a meeting can run into tens of thousands of dollars, so it is important that the Committee carefully considers any changes to the Club Rules before putting them to the members. We are doing that now, and intend to present the proposed changes to you in the second half of this year. The Committee will keep members well informed at all times.
Employees of the 2nd and 3rd Quarters 2015
The employees of the 2nd and 3rd Quarters 2015 have been named. The winners for the Front and Back of House were:
2nd Quarter 2015
Front of House-Ms Nicole Miller
Back of House- Ms Adriana Nicolou
3rd Quarter 2015
Front of House-Mr Damien Gibbons
Back of House-Mr Shabu Uddin
Congratulations to the winners and all other employees who received nominations for these awards.
Thanks to all staff members for your contribution to the Club’s strong performance in 2015.
Please look at all the new extensive promotions commencing in February 2016 within the entire Club. An overview of the promotions commences on page 16 and highlights the benefits to all members. Plus, if you become a Stature Rewards member, you can take advantage of all the great promotions on offer. Joining Stature Rewards is free and easy to join. Visit the Club website for more information.
Daily Dollars – Open to ALL Stature Rewards Members
Draws are held from Monday to Sunday at 2.30pm and 6.30pm. All Stature Rewards Members can win up to $200 per day with 2 x $100 cash draws at 2.30pm and 6.30pm.
To enter swipe your membership card between 9:00am and 2:25pm for the 2.30pm cash draw and between 2:30pm and 6:25pm for the 6.30pm draw. Tickets are only valid on the day of issue and you must
be present to win!
15,000 Points Giveaway – Exclusive to Black and Gold Tier Stature Rewards Members
Draws are held every Monday and Wednesday nights at 7pm and 7.30pm. Black and Gold Tier Stature Rewards Members can win 5,000 bonus points at 7pm, followed by a further 10,000 bonus points at 7:30pm!
To enter swipe your membership card between 6.30pm and 7:25pm and place your ticket in the barrel. Tickets are only valid on the day of issue and you must be present to win! Further details on this
promotion can be found on page 18 of the magazine.
Stature Rewards Exclusive $12,000 Badge Draw – Open to ALL Stature Rewards Members
Draws are held every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6.30pm and 7.30pm. The Stature Rewards Exclusive Badge Draw will run until the end of April 2016 where $12,000 in cash must be won! Further details
on this promotion can be found on page 20 of the magazine.
Wheel of Fortune – Exclusive to Black Tier Stature Rewards Members
Draws are held every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 8.30pm. Black Tier members have the chance to spin the Wheel of Fortune and win great prizes!
To enter swipe your membership card between 8:00pm and 8:25pm and place your ticket in the barrel. Tickets are only valid on the day of issue and you must be present to win! Further details on this
promotion can be found on page 21 of the magazine.
$3K Eftpos Card Giveaway – Exclusive to Black and Gold Tier Stature Rewards Members
Draws are held every Friday night at 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9:30pm. Black and Gold Tier Stature Rewards can win a $1,000 EFTPOS Card at 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm.
To enter swipe your membership card between 6:30pm and 9:15pm and place your ticket in the barrel. Tickets are only valid on the day of issue and you must be present to win! Further details on this
promotion can be found on page 22 of the magazine.
Shop ‘Til You Drop – Exclusive to Black, Gold and Pearl Tier Stature Rewards Members
$3,000 in David Jones Gifts Cards must be won. Draws are held every Saturday and Sunday at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm.
Black, Gold and Pearl Tier Stature Rewards Members can win a $500 David Jones Gift Card at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm every Saturday and Sunday, totalling $3,000 in gift card giveaways each weekend.
To enter swipe your membership card between the following times for each draw and place your entry ticket in the barrel;
5pm Draw – Swipe between 3pm and 4.55pm
7pm Draw – Swipe between 5pm and 6.55pm
9pm Draw – Swipe between 7pm and 8.55pm
Tickets are only valid on the day of issue and you must be present to win! Further details on this promotion can be found on page 23 of the magazine.
After Hours – Open to ALL Members and Non-Members
Draws are held every day at 12.15am, 1.15am, 3.15am and 4.15am. A winner will be drawn at each draw to win a $200 EFTPOS Card. If a winner is not present the prize will jackpot to the following draw
and must be won at the 4.15am draw. To enter spend $5 or more on food and beverage purchases at Silks or 196 and remember, you must be present to win! For further information on this promotion, please refer to page 19 of the magazine.
New Food & Beverage Promotions
In addition to the above range of promotions, I note the following Food & Beverage promotions being offered in our restaurants and bars, these are:
Business Lunches at the Esperanto Dining Room
Dine in the charming elegance of our Esperanto Dining Room and experience fine dining at its very best. Enjoy a 2 course luncheon for only $39 every Tuesday to Friday from 12pm to 3pm. The business
lunch menu changes weekly!
Express Weekday Lunches at Zest Restaurant
If you are looking for a new weekday lunch spot in the heart of the City, then treat yourself with a 2 or 3 course lunch at Zest Restaurant. For $30 you will receive 2 courses and a glass of selected wine or for $45 receive 3 courses and a glass of selected wine.
3, 2, 1 at Zest Restaurant
Dine at Zest Restaurant and receive a 3 course meal for 2 people and a selected bottle of wine for only $50 per person. This offer will be available from Sunday to Tuesday from 5:30pm only.
Champagne Breakfast at Zest Restaurant
To indulge in a special breakfast, for $30 you will receive a glass of champagne on arrival, fresh baked pastry or seasonal fruit, hot breakfast, orange juice plus tea or coffee. Available every Sunday
from 7am to 11am.
New Function Offer – Exclusive to Club Members
The Club has introduced a new promotion for all CTC members who have continuous membership over many years.
The Club invites you to celebrate your next function with us. If you book a function in either Omega Lounge or Celebrity Lounge in 2016, you will receive up to 25% off the value of your function; depending on your years of membership. (Minimum pax per function area applies). For 2016, the discounts that will apply to all members who have continuous Club memberships are:
Membership Years Function Discounts
• 1 – 9 Years 5%
• 10 – 19 Years 10%
• 20 – 29 Years 15%
• 30 – 39 Years 20%
• 40 Plus Years 25%
This promotion is a true member benefit! Hurry and book a function quickly to ensure availability and to receive your particular discount. Please refer to page 38 for full details regarding this unique exclusive member offering for 2016.
Free Omega Lounge Room Hire
Continuing with our new unique offers, if you book a function in our Omega Lounge on either a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening you will also receive the room hire for free. (Minimum numbers per function applies).
$7,000 Cocktail Party in Omega Lounge To Be Won
Members who have given their email address and have received this magazine via email can enter the draw to win a $7,000 function in Omega Lounge by registering to win in their e-Magazine.
The cocktail party would be for up to 100 guests for three (3) hours and valued at up to $7,000. The cocktail party prize includes:
• Hot and Cold Canapés – served for two (2) hours
• Glass of Pol Roger for each guest on arrival
• $700 non-alcoholic bar tab
This draw will take place on Friday 29 April 2016 at 5pm in the Silks promotion area.
This offer is in line with the New South Wales Responsible Service of Alcohol guidelines and is a great opportunity to win a fabulous prize and enjoy a wonderful night.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at City Tatts
Mother’s Day will be upon us before we know it! In order to celebrate and treat Mum to something special, simply make a reservation at Esperanto Dining Room and enjoy a delicious 2 course ($65 per
person) or 3 course ($79 per person) lunch and really treat Mum like the queen she is. Bookings for 8 or more will receive a 10% discount off their food bill. Please refer to page 29 for full particulars of this offer.
Boonoona Ski Lodge Bookings
Hurry and get your booking in early to secure the date you want at the Boonoona Ski Lodge!
The member’s exclusive booking period at Boonoona Ski Lodge for the 2016 ski season has now closed. Vacancies still exist but you will need to book quickly as the rate will also be advertised on external accommodation websites to ensure the Club maximises every booking opportunity throughout the ski season.
Members who wish to book for the 2016 ski season at Boonoona Ski Lodge can book online at citytatts.com.au/ski-lodge from Monday 22 February 2016 and receive immediate confirmation. Members can also book their accommodation through the Customer Service Centre on 02 9287 9447. For full details on the Boonoona Ski Lodge rates and information, please refer to pages 14 and 15 of this magazine.
Children’s Christmas Party
The tenth annual Children’s Christmas Breakfast Party was held in Zest Restaurant on Tuesday 8 December 2015. The function was well attended and the focus was on two (2) inner Sydney
charitable organisations; The Girls & Boys Brigade and The Police Citizens Youth Club in Glebe.
Each of these charities support children, youth and their families who often experience significant socio-economic challenges in their lives. The children had a wonderful time. Santa was there and presents were distributed. I thank CTC staff for doing a great job in providing breakfast for all.
Thanks also to the following organisations who contributed to the success of the morning:
• Vok Beverages
• Treasury Wine Estate
• Robert Oatley Wines
• De Bortoli Wines
• James Brookes & Associates Pty Ltd
• Coopers Premium Beverages
• Moccopan Coffee
• Lion Nathan
• Haverick Meat
• Hong Australia
• Simon George & Sons
We can all be very proud of what our Club has done and continues to do in the charitable giving space.
Best wishes for a prosperous and healthy 2016 and I encourage you to continue to support your Club in 2016 and throughout the course of the airspace development journey. Your continued support will be
a very important part of the success of the overall project.
City Tattersalls Club