1st Tuesday Readers Club January 6th, 1:00 (in the Lounge) The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters Ladies’ Section Meeting January 13th, 11:00 Ladies’ Luncheon and Loonie Bingo January 27th 11:00 Social Hour 12:00 Lunch Homemade Lasagna Caesar Salad and Garlic Bread ~ Warm Gingerbread Cake with Fresh Whipped Cream Valentine’s Day Dinner February 14th 6:30 Cocktails 7:30 Dinner Lobster-stuffed Mushroom Cap ~ Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans ~ Salmon Wellington with Basmati Rice Baked Asparagus Balsamic Butter Sauce Rolls ~ Mini Chocolate Cake with Strawberries and Fresh Whipped Cream ~ Coffee and Tea $49.95 Prices are subject to tax and gratuity. Please call for reservations. Union Club Merchandise Lapel Pins Approximately 1” by 3/4”, polished stainless steel with the Club’s logo inset in blue. Equally suitable for ladies and gentlemen. $12 Ties 100 per cent silk, blue with the Club’s logo and diagonal stripes in red. $65 Note Pads 81/2” x 51/2”, 50 sheets, high-quality bond with the Club’s logo. $6 At the Fredericton Garrison Club Club Luncheons January 7th and 23rd, 12:00 Brewbakers, King Street A Taste of Scotland January 24th, 7:30 Filliter Residence, 26 Apledoorn Lane Come join Barbara Baird and George Filliter at their home on January 24, 2015 for a taste of Scotland. In the past members of the Garrison Club have been treated to their hospitality and those of you who have attended know the presentations are very well received. $15 Union Club @unionclubsj U NION C LUB N EWS The Union Club is pleased to offer a variety of useful and fashionable items with the Club’s logo: Please call the Fredericton Garrison Club at (506) 454-6744 for reservations. Annual General Meeting Update January 2015 you were unable to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, November 27 , Ifplease allow me to provide you with an update. Aside from the usual formalities, as a Board th we provided an update regarding our special members’ meetings in September and October to discuss solutions to our financial situation. Our intent was to ask for a vote regarding the proposed members’ assessment phased over three years we had discussed in October. On November 24th, however, we received an offer to purchase our building with a leaseback provision; a “game changer” to put it mildly. We decided to defer a member vote on the full assessment and form a committee to evaluate the offer in light of the ongoing viability of the Union Club, asking for volunteers. The committee consists of yours truly, Sheila Fitzpatrick, Tom O’Neil, Doug Reevey, Gord Mouland, Elspeth Williams, and Peter Josselyn. We will be drawing on the expertise of both our sitting Board and past presidents. Since the AGM we’ve drafted terms of reference for the committee, had these approved by the Board, and conducted our first meeting in which roles and responsibilities were agreed upon and enough work was assigned to take us through till early 2015. We plan to hold a special members meeting in late January to communicate the results of the committee’s work and present a recommendation for the future of the Club. As a temporary measure until we fully analyze the offer, we are going ahead with a $100 member assessment. You will find this listed on your December statement from the Club, along with quarterly dues, delivered in January. There is of course the option to contribute this assessment beforehand (my chosen approach) in cash or cheque by visiting the office on our second floor. This commitment to the Club is appreciated. As 2014 winds down and we look forward to 2015 I would like to thank you our members for your continued support of the venerable institution that remains the Union Club, outgoing directors William McKenna, Elspeth Williams and Julie Fitzpatrick for their service to the club, and President Andrew Green for his contributions well beyond the expected. And finally, I know your thoughts are with General Manager May as she recuperates at home. I speak with her every few days and we look forward to seeing her around the club again soon. Tim Ellis President MANAGER’S REPORT LADIES’ SECTION Well, is it even possible Christmas has come and gone and we are into a New Year? Thank you to all our members for their support over the past year. We have had the pleasure of some new faces for some of our Christmas parties this year. It is always nice to have some new awe when people walk into the Club. It is unique, and we tend to forget sometimes what we actually have in the Union Club. Our bookings are coming in for some special events, starting in January and into August — we just need to keep things rolling. Please recommend the Club for any functions, business luncheons, anniversaries, birthday celebrations, or company get-togethers. Let us know your needs so we can fit your event. I would like to thank you for all the get-well wishes, cards, fruit baskets, and flowers during my recovery. Thanks also to the staff, full time and part time, who have had to pick up some of the extra duties in my absence. The Club is unique as is the staff. Let us not forget how they step up when needed. Just a reminder to keep all accounts current so we may do the same. All overdue accounts will now go to the Board in the New Year. Just as all businesses try and stay on top of things so as not to fall behind in any areas, we must do the same. In the near future we will be using Chimp mail to track how many people are reading and getting our emails. If you have a new email address please send it along as I know over time some do get changed. It is a fresher and more professional look. Mr. Fanelli has offered to help me navigate through until I get it perfected. Thank you for your patience. Thank you to the outgoing Board and welcome to the incoming. I'm ready for another exciting year at the Union Club. Come and join us — let's keep it busy. Happy New Year May Spavold General Manager Lockers in the Speakeasy are still available for rental by members at $30 a year. Once you’ve rented your locker you may order any NB Liquor product through the Club at a 100% markup — significantly less than the markup in the bar for spirits and similar to the markup for wines. Enjoy the special pleasure of inviting your guests to our smallest lounge, sinking into the leather armchairs, and opening a bottle of well-aged single-malt scotch or cognac. Or keep your favourite wines ready to enjoy at lunch or dinner. HAPPY NEW YEAR! THE UNION CLUB 125 Germain Street PO Box 7030, Station A Saint John NB E2L 4S4 Tel (506) 634-6184 fax (506) 642-5469 [email protected] www.unionclub.ca Twitter: @unionclubsj Facebook: Union Club President Tim Ellis Vice President Jamie Grant Past President Tim Ellis Secretary Janice Waldschutz Treasurer Peter Josselyn Board Members Nick Fanelli William Kean Robert McVicar Secretary Emerita Shirley Buckley President, Ladies’ Section Barbara Kelly Past President, Ladies’ Section Elspeth WIlliams Vice President, Ladies’ Section Magdi Nyers Secretary-Treasurer, Ladies’ Section Isabel Quayle General Manager May Spavold Ladies, this is my first attempt for the monthly newsletter and I was pleased to find out,quite by chance, how great the Ladies’ Section members are when help is needed. I wish to thank Janice Waldschutz, Sheila Fitzpatrick, and Stevie Peikarski for manning the reception desk for the Ladies’ Coffee Party. Sheila put together a beautiful basket of Christmas goodies which created a brisk sale of tickets; and thank you, Linda, for the basket. The Christmas Coffee Party was a great success and the Christmas Cocktail Party and Dinner was a huge success. We expect 39 guests for the New Year’s Eve Party to welcome in 2015. I am looking forward to participating in the Ladies’ Section and being on the Board. There are many great ideas being put forward for the coming months. It is an exciting time for the Club and its members. All the best in the new year. Barbara Kelly CHEF’S CORNER I hope everyone had a great holiday season and enjoyed some good times, good food, and good friends at the Club. We want to make 2015 a very busy and prosperous New Year. I am looking for some suggestions from you for our special table menu. It is easier to please when we know your likes and dislikes. Let us start the year off right by keeping Dorothy and me busy. Bring your friends for lunch or perhaps join the round table. Possibly book a special event, maybe a business meeting and luncheon in one of our private rooms. We are here to please. My special tip for this month is: Always have towels and oven mitts at the ready, but make sure they are dry. Wet mitts conduct heat right to your hands. I'm ready for another exciting year at the Union Club. Come and join us! Let's keep it busy. Chef Don Members’ Art Gallery Room One, 2nd Floor Featured artist: David McKay, RCA 20% of sale price will be donated to the Club 214-1603 [email protected] CLUB PROTOCOL • Members should advise their guests of the dress code in advance of their visit to the Union Club. • Business casual attire is acceptable throughout the Club. During evening functions, business attire is preferred. Denim and athletic wear are inappropriate at any time in the Club except in privately rented rooms. • Cellphone ringers should be silent in the Club. Members and guests are asked not to make or answer calls in the Lounge or Dining Room, but are welcome to do so elsewhere in the building, ideally in a location where they will not bother others. • Other functions of personal electronic devices such as Internet access or calendars may be used in all areas. • The complete House Rules can be found on the bulletin board in the front hall.
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