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In his ode “To Autumn”, John Keats wrote: “Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun”. And with that in mind, crisp mornings and brightly coloured leaves are at their peak; winter can’t be far off. As much as we love the languor of sunny outdoor patios, I can’t help but welcome the brisk energy that comes with the return to cooler temperatures. It’s evidenced by the buzz in our Club these days. There are lots of subtle changes to be on the lookout for – all for the improvement of our member experience here at Terminal City Club.
First and foremost, if you haven’t been to 1892 in a while, I highly recommend you stop by soon. The space has recently been transformed by modern updates and a more contemporary feel. Executive Chef Dan Creyke continues his commitment to sourcing local fresh ingredients, with an emphasis on unique, seasonal cooking. You can have a look at the current menu online here. Whether for a regular evening, or one of our special theme nights, you will find the food to be exceptional. Factor in minimal corkage fees and a truly impressive wine list, and you’ve got a special experience at an amazing value. All that is missing is you! (Please help us ensure that we always have optimum staffing levels, by taking a moment to reserve your table ahead of time.)
We are nearing the end of our 125th anniversary year, marked so far in many special ways including the installation of our Member Wall, the refurbishing of our lobby entrance, updated flags over our outdoor entrances, and with plenty of special events. There are still a couple more opportunities to join in the celebration over the next month or two:
– The final installation of plaques on the Member Wall this year will be completed on December 5. Space is running out, and what a wonderful way to leave your legacy as part of TCC’s 125th anniversary. There are currently only about 35 plaques remaining. You can find details and reserve yours by clicking here.
– This year’s incredible James Bond Gala is on Saturday, November 4. The event promises to be extra special as it caps off our 125th year. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, now is the time! Book your tickets online and dress to impress, or go all-out and impersonate your favourite Bond villain. Our team is looking forward to seeing you there.
Our auditors were here in October, helping us wrap up our fiscal year. I’m pleased to report that it has been another solid year for the Club, with the vast majority of our targets being met or exceeded. This is fantastic in the current economy, where we are seeing many city clubs struggle with the challenges of how to grow membership and retain quality staff. Thanks to all of you, our members, who are an important part of our success. I encourage all members to attend our AGM on Monday, December 11 to hear more of the highlights and ask any questions regarding our financial targets and results. One final physical improvement that was recently approved by the TCC Board of Directors is the addition of a glass and metal wall that will separate the Club’s entrance area from the rest of the building lobby, resulting in a much-improved arrival experience for members and their guests. This improvement is scheduled to be completed over the next few months.
Finally, as we approach holiday season, I will take this opportunity to remind you that one of the best ways to leverage the value of your membership is by taking advantage of the exclusive hosting and catering services available to you at TCC. From large corporate celebrations to intimate client dinners, birthday parties to holiday dinners and weddings, our Catering team is here to assist you in delivering an exceptional experience on-time and on-budget. As a reference, TCC hosted more than 2,300 events last year, including 59 weddings, dozens of retirement parties and corporate planning sessions, and much more. To find out more and see if TCC is right for your holiday events, contact email@example.com.
Thanks again to all of our members for keeping our Club vibrant and alive. I look forward to seeing you in 1892 or at a Club event soon.