Announcements

  • 23
    Oct

    Next Management Committee Meeting

    26 November 2019 (Tuesday)

    Time: 6:30pm

    Venue: MC Boardroom

  • 08
    Oct

    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 26 May 2019 and approved by attending members:

    Rule No. EXISTING RULES Rule No. REVISED RULES

    9

    (b)





    (i)

    GUESTS

    Any member, other than a Junior or Visiting Member, and any Nominee may introduce into the Club guests provided that the introducer shall:

    on the day the guest is introduced and on entering the Club premises, record the full name and address of the guest, as well as his own name and account number, and state the purpose of the visit in the Guest Book.

    9

    (b)





    (i)

    GUESTS

    Any member, other than a Junior or Visiting Member, and any Nominee may introduce into the Club guests provided that the introducer shall:

    on the day the guest is introduced and on entering the Club premises, record the full name and address of the guest, as well as his own name and account number, and state the purpose of the visit in any guest register format provided by the Club.

    12


    (b)

    COMPLAINTS AGAINST CLUB EMPLOYEES

    In no circumstances shall an employee of the Club be reprimanded directly by a member other than a member of the Management Committee.

    12


    (b)

    COMPLAINTS AGAINST CLUB EMPLOYEES

    In no circumstances shall an employee of the Club be reprimanded by a member.

    The above Club Rule amendments will take immediate effect. 

  • 07
    Oct

    Mosquito Breeding Preventive Measures

    The Club is situated opposite a NEA-determined dengue cluster.

    To prevent mosquito breeding, the Club conducts weekly fogging and frequently checks and removes stagnant water in and around its premises, as the Aedes mosquito, which carries the virus that causes dengue fever, prefers to breed in clean, stagnant water.

    We ask members to help us by WhatsApp-ing our Housekeeping team at 9748 3599 with photos of possible breeding habitats, indicating where they are.

  • 25
    Sep

    Revised Bye-Laws on Car Parks, Membership Cards and Mahjong Room/Card Room

    Please refer to this link for the revised Bye-Laws.

  • 19
    Sep

    Installation of Platform to Raise Floor of Recreation Pool

    1) In 2009, the then Management Committee decided to deepen the end of the Recreation Pool that is nearer to the Learn-to-Swim Pool from 1.2m to 1.6m.

    2) In recent years, there have been a few cases of near drowning and members have been asking for this end of the pool to be restored to its original depth of 1.2m so that swimmers are able to rest their feet on the pool floor.

    3) In response to the many requests, the Club will be installing a stainless steel platform to raise the pool floor.

    4) Members can now use a unit of the platform that has been installed at the corner of the pool closer to the Gym. The rest of the platform is now being fabricated and when that is done, we will proceed to install the entire platform against the wall along the breath of the pool floor.

  • 17
    Sep

    Finance Review Committee

    At this year’s Annual General Meeting, some members had suggested appointing a Finance Review Committee to study the finances of the Club and recommend measures to alleviate the Club’s current financial position.

    The Management Committee has now formed the Committee comprising the following members:

    Khoo Kee Cheok (Chairman) – A member since 1980, Kee Cheok has 29 years of banking experience and is formerly the General Manager of a Singapore branch of an independent Hong Kong Bank. He is now a non-executive chairman and independent director of a Main Board listed company.

    Ng Teck Lea – A member since 1979, Teck Lea has 16 years of banking experience and is formerly the General Manager of a Singapore branch of a Canadian offshore bank and the Managing Director of its merchant arm. He is now the owner of a business in the wholesaling and trading of photographic accessories.

    Sim Huat Hoe – A member since 1974, Huat Hoe is formerly the General Manager of a local printing company.

    The Committee is tasked with developing a long-term and forward-looking strategy that builds financial sustainability and includes innovative means to generate revenue and cut operating costs where feasible. The Committee’s findings and recommendations will be presented to members for discussion and consideration.

  • 12
    Sep

    Mediation Settlement with Zenecon Pte Ltd

    1. Zenecon Pte Ltd was the appointed contractor for the 2010 Club Redevelopment by the then Management Committee.

    2. Since February 2013 the Club has withheld payment over dispute on the work done.

    3. On 9 January 2014, the Club was informed in writing that Zenecon went under the Receivership of Malayan Banking Berhad.

    4. The Receiver filed a claim of $5.375m against the Club for unpaid work done.

    5. As this matter has been outstanding for more than 6 years, both parties agreed to refer the dispute for mediation. The mediation session was held at the Singapore Mediation Centre on Tuesday, 20 August 2019. The mediator was a former High Court Judge, Mr Kan Ting Chiu. The Receiver was represented by their lawyers from Withers KhattarWong. The Club was represented by our lawyers, WongPartnership led by Senior Counsel Mr Tan Chee Meng.

    6. At the suggestion of the mediator, advice by our lawyers and in the interest of time and costs, the Club agreed to pay $2.1m in full and final settlement to the Receiver.

    7. Other than the settlement amount, parties have agreed that the terms of settlement be kept private and confidential.

  • 13
    Aug

    Private Trustee in Bankruptcy’s Application to Court for Sale of Freddie Koh’s Private Property

    1. We wish to inform members that the Private Trustee in Bankruptcy ("PTIB") handling the affairs of Freddie Koh (ex Club President and a bankrupt) has applied to Court to seek an order for sale of his private property which he co-owned with his wife.

    2. This is for the purpose of the PTIB realising the property for the benefit of Freddie Koh’s creditors of which the Club is one.

    3. This came about after his wife, the co-owner was unable or refuse to buy out Freddie Koh’s interest in the property or sell the property in the open market.

    4. The Club is optimistic of recovering the balance judgment debt of about $1.85 million owed by Freddie Koh once the Court grants the Order for sale and the property is sold.

    5. We shall keep you posted of any further developments.

  • 31
    Jul

    Revised Bye-Law on Table Tennis

    Bye-Law 37 has been revised. It shall take effect from 14 Aug 2019 (Wed).