Click here to read the May 2019 Terminal City Times
DEAR FELLOW MEMBERS,
The days are starting to get a little longer, and those first splashes of spring colour are certainly a welcome sight. You will notice some new additions around the Club as well, particularly the brand new addition of entry doors to our front lobby area. The planning for this project commenced a few years back. Several design revisions were necessary because of City Hall requirements, as well as budgetary constraints. I hope that you and your guests will enjoy this improvement to the Club as it has created a much better sense of arrival and provides improved security for our Club.
Recently, many of you completed the Annual Member Survey. The Club issues this survey to members annually, and the responses are used to measure our year-over-year performance in specific areas, as well as to help the board and staff as we work together to evolve the Club’s five year plan. I wish to thank all those who completed the survey. I have personally reviewed all of the responses and comments. I appreciate the time spent and insights provided by all members who made the effort to respond. The feedback and comments were an important resource to guide our planning discussions for 2019/2020 and beyond. Although budgets may limit what we can tackle first, the suggestions have given the Board much to debate.
On that note, the TCC Board recently held our annual Board Retreat to help craft our five year plan. I’m thankful to our dedicated Board and the diverse skill set our Directors possess and what they bring to the table. More importantly, the commitment they have to improving your member experience. Although we have had success, our Board and staff remain extremely passionate to improving TCC in the months and years ahead. I’d also like to thank Past President Larry Nelson who spent a lot of time, in his preparation to facilitate our formulation of the new five year plan at the Board Retreat. Larry helped us map out our Club’s route to success over the next five years. Going forward, we, as directors and members, will benefit from the new five year plan, just as we have benefited from the first five year plan Larry helped to facilitate in 2014.
The highlight of Club events coming up in May is our Mother’s Day Brunch, held on Sunday, May 12. Be sure to reserve your table now, as this event always fills up. It’s a lovely way to show your mother, grandmother, or any special mom in your life, that she is cherished.
In addition to Mother’s Day, there are many times when we would like to show others that they are special, appreciated and valued. I remind you that a custom-made evening – or lunch, or brunch – created just for you and your guests, can be a wonderful way to celebrate a special day or special people. I recently did so myself, with a private birthday dinner for friends and family in 1892. Working with Executive Chef Dan Creyke, together we developed a personalized menu. It was a night that my friends and I enjoyed immensely. If you have a special event this spring or summer, do keep your Club in mind.
I look forward to seeing you on the patios soon!
Dr. Ignatius Cheung
Terminal City Club President