Hebe Jebes 2015 Issue JAN/FEB - Page 10

Reports Reports Alan Reid General Manager I sincerely hope all members had a pleasant festive period and are ready to tackle the New Year. The F&B department have discontinued the Tandoori Nights on the third Friday of each month, and instead will have ‘Theme Nights’. In January, the Theme Night will be Singaporean food for the buffet and, in February, it will be Chinese food to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Curry Friday will continue to be held on the first Friday of each month. The annual Burns Supper will be held on 23 January 2015. A new members’ cocktail evening was held in December and the Commodore awarded Long Term Membership awards to several members. Congratulations to all the members who received an award but most especially to Ron Jackson-Smith for his 50-year award. Please see page 50 for photographs of the event. The Club’s opening arrangements for Chinese New Year are as follows (see inside back cover page): Wednesday 18 February 2015: Club, restaurant and upstairs bar open 9.00am – 4.00pm • Thursday 19 February 2015: Club closed whole day • Friday 20 February 2015: Club, restaurant and upstairs bar open 10.00am – 10.00pm (with the restaurant serving a limited menu). • Saturday 21 February 2015: Club open as usual So please note that over the CNY holidays there will be a reduced service on Chinese New Year’s Eve, the Club will be closed on the first day of CNY, the upstairs bar and restaurant will be open for a reduced service on the second day and fully open for the third day. The Bar will be partly staffed on the second day and members who wish to volunteer to assist in the Bar and on the sampan can sign up on the volunteer list in the Bar. Why not volunteer and try your hand at pouring a draft beer or—the ever popular—operating a sampan? 8 Hebe jebes • Jan/Feb 2015 One of our favourite sponsors and suppliers to the Club, San Miguel, has lost the franchise to sell Stella Artois in Hong Kong. As San Miguel run their stocks down, we will no longer be able to supply it on draft. The new distributor has asked us to keep selling draft Stella Artois but it will be difficult to as we lack space for a cooler behind the bar. I ask members who would like to keep it on draft to inform Henry, Michael or Edmund of such and, should there be sufficient demand, we will try to find a way to keep it. Meanwhile, it will still be available in bottles. 我衷心希望所有人都過了一個愉快的節慶季節,並為迎接新一 年做好準備。 In November, the Club assisted in holding a dinner to remember the start of the First World War 100 years ago. Thanks go to Mike Sharp for the organisation of the evening during which the sum of over $25,000 was raised on behalf of the British Legion Hong Kong Branch. The cheque was presented to the Legion during the annual Welsh Choir recital. 為新會員而設的迎新酒會已於12月舉行,會長在會中頒發了 長期會員獎。恭喜所有獲獎的會員,特別是Ron JacksonSmith,他已成為會員50年了。請翻到第50頁觀看活動的相 片。 The first yacht race of the year, the Kowloon Cup, takes place on the weekend of 17 & 18 January and will comprise an Islands Race on the Saturday (which, if conditions allow, will be the Charisma Cup course) and a Pursuit Race on the Sunday, with a finish for the prize-giving and a seafood meal at Leung Shue Wan, Yau Ley Restaurant. It promises to be an enjoyable mix of racing and fun. The Cruiser Owners Association will be joining in the race and Hebe Cruisers’ are encouraged to take part. Dinghy sailors will have their first regatta at Middle Island for Hong Kong Race Week in February. For members who are not aware, the Charisma Cup is presented annually at the AGM for the fastest rounding of Kau Sai Chau island. Yachts must circumnavigate the island and take their own start and finish times. The event is held purely on trust and all sailing boats are eligible to enter at any time of the year. Wishing you fair winds, calm seas, and Kung Hei Fat Choi for the year of the sheep! 餐飲部取消了每個月第三個星期五晚的印度烤雞之夜 (Tandoori Nights),改為主題之夜(Theme Night)。 一 月份自助餐主題是新加坡美食,二月份會呈獻中國菜以慶祝農 曆新年。而每個月的第一個星期五繼續是咖喱星期五(Curry Friday)。一年一度的彭斯晚宴(Burns Supper)將於1月23 日舉行。 會所於農曆新年期間開放時間的安排: (詳見背面封面內頁) 2月18日(年三十晚): 會所、酒吧和餐廳開放時間:上午9時至下午4時 2月19日(年初一): 會所、酒吧和餐廳全日關閉,所有服務暫停。 2月20日(年初二): 會所、酒吧和餐廳(只供應部分指定菜式)開放時間: 上午10時至下午10時 2月21日(年初三): 會所、酒吧和餐廳正常開放。 本會其中一個贊助商和供應商生力啤,失去了在本港售賣 Stella Artois的專營權