General Manager’s Message
The year has once again flown by and it is already time for our Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) to be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018. It is of absolute importance that all Members be sure to participate in the annual meeting and be a part of the future development of your Club as well as to meet our regulatory requirements. We sincerely hope that you will be able to set aside some time to attend this informative meeting.
October was a particularly busy month. The band nights on the first and third Fridays continued to be packed events. We also brought back the Oktoberfest Celebration which turned out to be a lot of fun for everyone who attended. The authentic band was exceptionally good and particularly entertaining. The level of energy and excitement was high and it was clear that everyone left happy. We would like to thank our F&B Director, Ralf Dohmeier, and Michael Wendal who provided German knowledge of foods and traditions to make the event exceptionally authentic. Signups for the Asian Tigers Annual Swimming Championship were a little slow initially although it ultimately filled up and all the kids had a fabulous time competing on a beautiful day. We sincerely appreciate the continued support from Asian Tigers Relocations. And with the help from Sabrina and the new add to the marketing team, Michael, the ACC Halloween Party offered a number of new activities, an authentic trick-or-treat route around the pool, a brand new and improved menu from Ralf and a bigger and a more scary Haunted House in our new Miami Room. As there was a waiting list, please book early next year to guarantee your space.
The member survey closed on October 29th and we had a very good participation rate and I would like to thank all the Members who participated. We will be consolidating and analyzing the results over the next week and will share a summary of these results in the next issue of the magazine. It is greatly appreciated all the members who took the time to complete the survey as the data collected is a fabulous tool for both, the board and management to help move the club forward and ensure continuous improvement.
Now that we are into November, we hope that you participate in the AGM mentioned in the introduction of my message. It is so important the club achieves a quorum and avoids the wasted costs of having to reschedule it if we fail to get the necessary participation as defined by the government. And we do not want to forget that this year is particularly special for the club with it being our 50th Anniversary. After the AGM, we have a special Extravaganza Party planned to celebrate 50 years in Taipei and to thank all the members who have so loyally supported the club over the many years. Thanks to our primary sponsor, Lexus, we are able to bring in two bands, first a jazz band to enjoy while you grab a bite to eat and then later at the poolside, an incredible rock & roll band that will rock the night away. The kids will have completely new activities and games in our tennis court which will be converted into a carnival for the evening. Ralf has put together an entirely upgraded selection of food throughout the club, and of course we will have plenty of wine and beer and selected mixed drinks for the adults sponsored by various wine vendors and Red Point Brewing Company. Please note that all members eligible to vote must vote to attend.
Also in November, we have the Club’s fall wine bazaar will be held on November 3rd where members can stock up on wine for their festive parties at great prices. On Thursday the 15th we will hold the annual St. Lucy’s Bazaar where all proceeds go to help orphaned children in Taiwan and that evening will host the annual Beaujolais Nouveau with over 650 people enjoying this wonderful French tradition. Then finally, on Thursday, November 22nd the club will hold our Annual Thanksgiving Buffet to allow our members to enjoy one of the most important American traditions with a true American feel.
We appreciate all of your support throughout the years as we continue towards our vision of being the “Best Club in Asia”. I know that we have come a far way but we still have further to go in making the Club your true “home away from home”.
See you at the Club,