Revision to Minimum Spending Levy
Since Financial Year (FY) 2010/2011, the Club has been running a deficit. While FY 2016/2017’s $3.172 million deficit was a slight improvement over the previous year’s, the Club is not yet able to stem the depletion of its reserves.
The contribution from our Lucky Strike is expected to dip further with the implementation of the new jackpot regulatory rules that will kick in later this year.
Therefore, it is absolutely essential for our sustainability and survival to turn around the Club’s finances and this has to be done with great urgency. We have already made some tough decisions in the past year such as the closing of D’Sports to reduce operational costs but they are not enough. More have to be done to boost our revenue.
At this year’s Annual General Meeting on 21 May, the Management Committee discussed with the 540 members in attendance on some possible means to arrest the Club’s endemic deficit to restore its financial health. The item to increase MSL gained support from members who felt that it is an equitable way to improve the Club’s revenue, as all members will be contributing towards it rather than only a particular membership segment.
The Management Committee has since deliberated at great length on the amount of increase in MSL. The following revision to MSL will take effect from 1 September 2017 (Friday):
*Including prevailing GST
The increase in income from the MSL hike will not be able to totally curb and offset the fund drain every year. As such, we look to you for more patronage to our F&B outlets, and more support on our paid events and activities while the Club Management continues to be prudent in spending and seek innovative approaches to cut cost.
We ask for your kind understanding and support in the matter.
Club Rule Amendments Approved by ROS
The Registry of Societies (ROS) has approved the amendments to the following Club Rules, which were presented at the Annual General Meeting held on 21 May 2017 and approved by attending members:
1. Rule 9 (c) Guests
2. Rule 21 (g)(ii) & (i) Management
3. Rule 27 (a)(vi) Annual General Meeting
4. Rule 28 (a)(ii) Extra-Ordinary General Meeting
5. Rule 29 (c) Notice of Meetings
6. Rule 43 Minimum Spending Levy
The above Club Rule amendments will take immediate effect.
Return of Crockery and Cutlery After Meals
We have spotted stray cats and other vermin feeding on the leftover food at the Cabana and Delicatessen.
We urge members to return all crockery and cutlery to the tray-return booth at the Delicatessen and dispose of all leftover food in the trash.
We also ask members to refrain from feeding the stray cats.
Let us work together to keep the Club a safe and hygienic place for all to enjoy. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.
Pool Safety and Hygiene
For members' safety, running or jogging on the swimming pools' apron is not allowed.
Footwear is also prohibited on the green carpet between the Recreational and Learn-to-Swim Pools for hygiene reasons.
We seek our members' cooperation on this matter.
Management Committee 2017/2018
Streamlining of D’Tanjong's and D’Sports’ Operations
From 12 Jun 2017 (Mon), the operations of D’Tanjong and D’Sports will be streamlined for a more efficient business process. Members can continue to patronise D’Tanjong. D’Sports’ premises will be reserved for booking of members’ private events.
D’Tanjong’s programmes will be jazzed up to better cater to both clientele groups.
We would like to remind members to be properly attired when patronising D’Tanjong. The minimum dress code is casual and may include Bermudas and sport shoes. The following attires are strictly not allowed:-
• Dirty, sweaty and/or wet clothing
• Swimwear, singlets or sleeveless T-shirts
• Men’s sandals without strap, flip-flops or slippers
Nominations for Positions in the Management Committee for Year 2017-2019
Download the summary of nominations received.
Front Desk Reception Closes at 10pm
From 1 Jun 2017 (Thu), our Front Desk Reception will operate from 7am to 10pm.
Members can approach our Security Personnel at the Main Entrance or MSCP Security Counter for assistance if needed after 10pm.
Tennis Balls for Club Sessions
Please be informed that with effect from Saturday, 1 April 2017, we will not be providing tennis balls at all Tennis Club Sessions.