The Manager's Notes

General Manager's Notes

With the Mid-Autumn Festival now a distant memory, our thoughts move from the summer light wines towards the more robust Pinots and Clarets and, of course, the festive season.

A huge thank you to all those who assisted in making the MCC Tour to China and Hong Kong such a success. The MCC has been magnanimous in its praise of the HKCC, its role in developing cricket in Hong Kong and China, as well as the role it plays within the sporting and social community in Hong Kong.

A particular thank you to our Ground Staff who had the unenviable task of transforming a building site/roadway into an appropriate playing ground to host the MCC matches with CHK, Craigengower CC and HKCC.

Master Plan Update

I am pleased to advise that the MasterPlan structural work is almost completed. Applications are now underway to Fire Service Department and Building Department for the next stage of statutory permits allowing for final fit-out of the new buildings. At this critical stage of the process, it is difficult to predict how long the Government Department will take to consider our applications - however, once in place, work will be expedited to complete the Masterplan.

Forthcoming events

Chateau Lagrange will be hosting the last wine dinner of 2017 on 8th November. Mr. Mathieu Bordes, General Manager and Wine Maker of Chateau Lagrange will attend to speak about this fine Chateau.

Xmas planning is well underway and I trust all of you have had time to pore over the Xmas Event brochure to choose which events you will be enjoying at the Club over the festive period.

Please note that some events are already oversubscribed and a ‘wait-list’ is in effect for any cancellations.

Always popular amongst Members, the Christmas Wine and Food Fair will be held on 16th November. An opportunity to sample a wide selection of over 100 fine wines from 11 countries, as well as taste excellent Xmas fare for ordering.

The Club will be holding its bi-annual Quiz Night on 28th November. With the last Club Quiz night still resolutely carved in my memory, please be reminded that this is meant to be a fun-filled, lighthearted, cheerful, Xmas-spirited, interactive, socially engaging and friendly general knowledge Quiz.

Our Christmas Carols by Candlelight will be held on 10th December. I am pleased to announce that the Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir will perform and lead the singing at this year’s concert on the Ground. Please see the Xmas Brochure for details. Please be reminded that no high heeled shoes are allowed on the Ground and no food and drinks are to be brought in and consumed within the Club Premises.

As mentioned, some Xmas events are already oversubscribed. Feel free to contact our HKCC Marketing & Events Department at events@hkcc.org for their assistance.

And finally, we look forward to welcoming you all to our New Year’s Eve “A New Golden Era” party.

At an unbeatable price, catering for all the family in specific zones, you will enjoy a ‘Pure Gold’ and ‘White Gold’ delicious Buffet, Free-Flow Selected Drinks, Breakfast, Live Band, Live DJ, Live Children’s Entertainment, Live Music and a Children’s Movie. If you prefer to join us for the ‘Golden Clock’ countdown, an all-inclusive price for Free-flow selected Drinks and light Breakfast is also available. A ‘Golden Hours’, Buy-1-Get-1-Free for selected drinks are on offer between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Sportsman’s Bar.

An unbeatable event at an unbeatable price!

 

Kieran Hale
General Manager
kieranhale@hkcc.org