Patrick Campion, Chairman’s Message August 2015

TRADING UPDATE

The first half of the year’s trading has been solid, especially in Gaming. However, food, beverage and functions have not been as strong as we would have liked to see.
Our Club now has a new Executive Chef on board and I encourage all members to visit our restaurants. I am confident that you will be pleased with the offerings. Similarly, if you are planning a function, please consider our Club as an option as there are many great promotions on offer.
Our Bank continues to be satisfied with our Club’s performance and all Bank covenants have been met.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Thank you to those who attended the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in May 2015. The resolutions relating to Life Membership was passed.

LIFE MEMBERS LUNCH

A celebratory lunch for the Life Members elected at the AGM was held in the Celebrity Room on Friday 29 May 2015. This is a great occasion and was warmly appreciated by all attendees. There were many fond memories and experiences shared from their long affiliation with our Club.
The new Life Members were presented with their life member badges and a small gift to commemorate the day. It is a great honour for me to meet all of these wonderful members who have been loyal to our Club for forty (40) continuous years.
On behalf of all members and staff, I congratulate them and thank them for their huge contribution to our Club.

COMMITTEE ELECTIONS

The Committee elections were held in May 2015. I would like to extend my congratulations to Mrs Linda Fitzhardinge for being elected to the position of Vice Chair. I also congratulate the current Committee on being re-elected and Mr Rodrick Faulkner on being elected to the Committee. I thank all the members of the Committee for their commitment and dedication.

AIRSPACE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

The Club is continuing to advance its plans for the proposed new development which your Committee believes will dramatically improve member facilities and secure the long term future of our Club.
To ensure members continue to be well informed about the progress of the proposed development, Member Briefing 14 has been scheduled for the following date:
Member Briefing Meeting 14: Tuesday 18 August 2015 at 6:45pm
It is proposed that another two (2) Briefing Meetings will be presented to members in late September 2015 and October 2015 prior to a member vote.
Certain actions need to be carried out prior, and to allow certainty of these dates, the Club will send emails to members who have provided these details at least twenty eight (28) days prior. Signage will also be posted on the Club noticeboards as well as our website.
If you are not able to attend these meetings, you can access the information on the Club’s website or at the Member Information Display area near the entrance to the Lower Bar.

STATURE REWARDS

As highlighted in the last magazine, Stature Rewards is an exciting tiered membership program offering City Tatts members exciting benefits, rewards and promotions plus access to an online member portal that provides exclusive offers every day!
I am pleased to hear that more members are discovering the advantages of Stature Rewards. The program is open to all members with the tiered loyalty status allowing you to earn points for every dollar spent, pay by points, enter exclusive Stature Rewards member only promotions and access the online member portal. Further details on Stature Rewards can be found on page 12 of the magazine.

New Promotions
‘Flash of Cash’ – Open to ALL Stature Rewards Members
Draws are held from Monday to Sunday at 2pm, 2.30pm, 6pm and 6.30pm from 10 August 2015. Stature Rewards Members can win up to $600 per day with 4 x $150 cash draws at 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 6:00pm and 6:30pm.
Entry to this promotion is easy! Simply swipe your membership card between 9:00am and 2:25pm for the 2pm and 2.30pm cash draws or between 2:30pm and 6:25pm for the 6pm and 6.30pm draws.
Tickets are only valid on the day of issue and you must be present to win! Full details on this promotion can be found on page 15 of the magazine.

$1,500 Cash Giveaway – Exclusive to Black, Gold and Pearl Tier Stature Rewards Members
Draws are held on Monday and Wednesday nights at 7pm and 7.30pm from 10 August 2015 for Black, Gold and Pearl Tier Stature Rewards Members.
$500 cash must be won at 7pm, followed by a further $1,000 cash at 7:30pm!
Swipe your membership card between 6.30pm and 7:25pm and place your ticket in the barrel for entry into both cash draws.
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 14 of the magazine.

$2,000 Giveaway – Exclusive to Black and Gold Tier Stature Rewards Members
The $2,000 Cash Giveaway is an exclusive promotion for Black and Gold Tier Stature Rewards Members. Draws are held every Friday night from 14 August at 8:45pm and 9:45pm where $1,000 cash must be won at each draw.
Swipe your membership card between 7:30pm and 9:30pm and place your ticket in the barrel for entry into both cash draws.
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 14 of the magazine.

Double Your Dollar Members Badge Draw Open to ALL City Tattersalls Club Members
A new Double Your Dollar Members Badge Draw will run in August and September where up to $30,000 cash can be won. Draws commence on Thursday 6 August 2015 and Thursday 3 September 2015 at 6.30pm and start at $4,500.
Draws will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6.30pm
and 7.30pm. Draws Jackpot by $1,000 every week and if won, the Jackpot restarts at $2,000.
The Badge Draw Jackpot must be won on Thursday 27 August 2015 and 24 September 2015 where up to $7,500 cash will be given to one lucky winner at each draw.
If a Stature Rewards Member wins the Badge Draw Jackpot at any point during the promotion, the Jackpot value is doubled! This gives you a chance to win up to $15,000 in August and $15,000 in September 2015.
The winner must be present to win any Badge Draw cash prizes.
If you’re not a Stature Rewards Member, join now for your chance to Double Your Dollars. For further information on this promotion, please refer to page 16 in the magazine.

$25,000 Pyramid of Prizes
Every Friday Night at 7pm from Friday 7 August 2015 – Open to City Tattersalls Club Members and Non-Members.
The Pyramid of Prizes promotion will commence Friday 7 August 2015. Draws will be held at 7pm from Friday 14 August 2015 to Friday 30 October 2015.
Three lucky winners will be drawn every Friday night to share in over $25,000 in cash and amazing prizes!
To enter spend $5 or more on food and beverage purchases at the Club and remember, you must be present to win! For further information on this promotion, please refer to page 17 in the magazine.
In addition to these new promotions, the Club has also introduced some fabulous incentives regarding our restaurants, bars and function venues.

Bar Promotions

Footy Fever in Lime Bar
To celebrate the footy season half price drinks will be offered in Lime Bar during any AFL or NRL game nights from Thursday 13 August 2015! Half price drinks will be served from 7:15pm until the first try is scored in the second half of an NRL game or a goal is scored in the third quarter of an AFL game.
This offer will be available exclusively in Lime Bar up to and including the NRL Grand Final held Sunday 4 October 2015.

Champagne and Oysters in Lower Bar
Experience the indulgence of Champagne and Oysters which are now offered in Lower Bar every Friday from 5pm to 7pm.
Lower Bar is the perfect venue to relax and enjoy a drink from the new beverage selection while you listen to the soulful sounds of captivating piano vocalists.

The Happiest Hours in Omega Lounge
Omega Lounge offers a new kind of Happy Hour every Thursday and Friday evening between 6pm and 8pm. Enjoy $9 cocktails, $6 sparkling wines, $5 spirits and $5 international bottle beers!
Live Music is also continuing every Friday night from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Restaurant Promotions

Esperanto Dining Room – 3 Course Dinner only $57
Dine in the Esperanto Dining Room on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening from 6pm and enjoy a 3 course dinner from the a la carte menu for only $57. Conditions apply, please see page 20 for more information.
Esperanto Dining Room – Book for 6 or more people and receive a complimentary pre-dinner drink
Dine with 6 or more friends in the Esperanto Dining Room and enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner drink in the Cocktail Bar for each guest.
Make your reservation at the Esperanto Dining Room by calling the Customer Service Centre on 9267 9421.
Join the Esperanto Club and Save
Join the Esperanto Club for 2015 and pay only $160.
Esperanto Club Members receive exclusive dining privileges including up to a 20% discount when you dine at the Esperanto Dining Room.
Zest Restaurant – Wine and Dine for only $25
Dine at Zest Restaurant on a Sunday or Monday evening and enjoy any main meal from the a la carte menu plus a glass of selected wine for only $25. Please see page 22 for more information.
Zest Restaurant – Coffee to Go now available
Zest Restaurant now offers coffee to go between 7am-9am!
Order any coffee to go and receive a complimentary pastry for a limited time! Please see page 23 for more information.
Book your next function at the Club
If you, a colleague or friend are planning to hold a function this year, please think about utilising the facilities on offer within the Club.
If you book an event for 50 people or more then you will receive a $200 gift voucher or, if your event is for 100 people or more, then you will receive a $500 gift voucher. For additional offers and more information on this fabulous promotion, refer to page 35 in the magazine.

Boonoona Ski Lodge Bookings

There are still vacancies at Boonoona Ski Lodge, but be quick as the snow has finally fallen.
All Gold, Silver and Life Members have access to City Tattersalls Club Boonoona Ski Lodge located at Perisher Valley in the beautiful Kosciusko National Park. The Lodge is conveniently located only moments away from the Skitube Terminal, Lifts and Perisher Centre.
For unbelievable value this winter, book now to experience an unforgettable ski holiday. For more information see pages 8 – 9 or call the Customer Service Centre on 02 9287 6447.

Boonoona Ski Club Book

The Ski Club is in the process of publishing a book about the history of the Ski Club and Boonoona Ski Lodge and titled White Ground, A History of City Tattersalls Ski Club, Boonoona.
The book was researched and written by Mr Peter Southwell Keely and I thank Peter for his efforts. I also thank Mr Carl Melvey for his substantial work in making this publication happen. It will be available for purchase by members shortly. Further details about how to buy the book will be advised later.

Race Day

On Saturday 17 October 2015, the City Tattersall’s Club is scheduled to hold its annual Race Day at Randwick Race Course.
CTC will once again work closely with the Australian Turf Club (ATC) and it is pleasing to announce that CTC will own the entire race day (8 races) in 2015. CTC will have naming rights for the CTC Club Cup, CTC Lightning Handicap and CTC Handicap and will on-sell the remaining five (5) races to key suppliers to the Club.
As in 2014, the Club intends to invite an additional 100 Gold or Life members and partners to a cocktail party in the grandstand. This was a great occasion in 2014 and will be an equally great occasion in 2015.
Any Gold or Life members wishing to attend the function, please visit the Club’s website from 1 September 2015 to 25 September 2015 to register your name and member number. If the total member registrations exceed the maximum available places, a lottery style draw will take place.
Unfortunately, we must restrict the invitation to two (2) tickets per Gold or Life member, a ticket for the member and one (1) guest.
If you miss out on the cocktail party, General Admission and Member tickets to the ATC for the day will be available. These will also be restricted to two (2) tickets per Gold or Life member. I encourage Gold and Life members to register your interest in attending what should be a great day at the track!

Club Grants 2015

In the last few months, I have been involved with allocating our Club’s charitable donations to the many applicants for funds under the NSW Club Grants Scheme. Our Club will donate a total amount of $370,000 (approximate), with $277,000 (approximate) of this amount being distributed through the Local Committee.
The presentation to the successful charities will take place at our Club at 11:00am on Tuesday 25 August 2015. All members are welcome to attend.
Further particulars of the donations with the final amounts and charities will be advised in the next magazine.

Staff Benefits

The Staff Rewards and Recognition Program will occur in August 2015 with an Afternoon Tea, Luncheon and Dinner being held for the 3+ Year, 5+ Year and 10+ Year groups. We commend these employees for their loyalty to our Club.

EMPLOYEES OF THE 1ST QUARTER 2015

The employees of the 1st Quarter 2015 have been named. The winners for the Front and Back of House for the 1st Quarter 2015 were:
Front of House: Mr. Sunny Leung
Back of House: Mr. Milorad Sekuljica

Congratulations to the winners and all other employees who received nominations for these awards.

CONCLUSION

I repeat my encouragement to you to come into our Club and to use and enjoy its facilities and offerings. Our Club needs your support and patronage, especially as it moves closer to the member vote in respect of the proposed airspace development.

Patrick Campion

PCampion

Chairman
City Tattersalls Club