Patrick Campion, Chairman’s Message May 2015

Posted on Friday, 24 April 2015


As usual, January was a slow month but, trading improved over February and March 2015. Our restaurants have traded steadily with members taking advantage of the membership renewal promotion with both the Esperanto Dining Room and Zest Restaurant fully booked in the last couple of weeks of March 2015.
All bank covenants continue to be met.

As previously advised, CTC was the only club in New South Wales that had to accommodate the new Lock-Out Laws from February 2014. The good news is that in February 2015, the Club’s application for exemption from the Lock-Out Laws received conditional approval from the NSW Government Trade & Investment. This means that from 1:30am until 3:00am our 196 Gaming area can open to the public without alcohol being served with these same trading conditions applying to the entire Club from 3:00am. Although the number of members and guests utilising the area throughout these times is small at present, patronage continues to grow as players return to the Club in that time slot.


Don’t forget that the Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in the Celebrity Room on Tuesday 26 May 2015 at 6:00pm.
If you are able to attend, please do so. The Club’s Annual Report and Statement of Accounts for 2014 and the outlook for 2015 will be presented.
The Business of the 2015 Annual General Meeting is also advertised in this magazine.


As usual, a resolution will be put to members at the AGM to elect new Life Members with 40 years continuous membership. If carried, a celebratory lunch will be held for those 143 new Life Members in the Celebrity Room on Friday, 29 May 2015 at 12:00pm. At the lunch, Life Member badges will be presented.
This is always a wonderful occasion and our opportunity to recognise and thank those long standing members for their loyalty and support.


The Committee elections will be held in May 2015. This election will be determined by a postal ballot and the results will be announced on Friday 29 May 2015. I urge all Gold, Silver and Life members to cast your vote.
The nominations for the 2015 Committee Elections close at 5.00pm on Friday, 24 April 2015. The notice in respect of Committee elections was published in the previous edition of the magazine.


The Club’s Vice Chair, Ms Wendy Fisher, has recently resigned from the Committee.
Wendy was a member of our Club’s Committee for six (6) years and Vice Chair for four (4) years. Wendy was the first female to hold the Vice Chair role.
On behalf of all members, I thank Wendy for her contribution.


I am pleased by the continuing strong interest by members in our proposed Airspace Development.
I would like to alert members to the next Airspace Briefing Meeting occurring at 6:45pm on Tuesday 28 April 2015. Members are encouraged to attend this meeting and hear an important update following the recent Expression of Interest campaign.


Stature Rewards is an exciting new tiered membership program offering City Tatts members exciting benefits, rewards and promotions plus access to an online member portal that provides exclusive offers every day!
More and more members are discovering the advantages of Stature Rewards. The program is open to all members with the tiered loyalty status allowing you to earn points for every dollar spent, pay by points, enter exclusive Stature Rewards member only promotions and access the online member portal.
Further details on Stature Rewards can be found on page 10 of the magazine.

Stature Rewards Member Only Promotions
Strike It Lucky
The final draw of the ‘Strike It Lucky’ promotion for Stature Rewards Members takes place on Thursday 14 May 2015 where $5,000 will be won over seven (7) draws. This promotion has allowed Stature Rewards members the opportunity to earn entries for the chance to share in $30,000. Earning entries into the last draw is easy. Simply visit the Club every day and use your membership card in the venue to receive your bonus entries depending on your level of status.
In addition to this promotion, Stature Rewards members also have the opportunity of earning points or paying by points for any food or beverage purchased in our restaurants, cafe and bars.

New Super 7’s Promotion
A new ‘Super 7s’ promotion is starting for Black, Gold and Pearl Stature Rewards members on Thursday 28 May 2015.
Seven (7) draws will take place from 6:45pm to 8:30pm with $5,000 cash guaranteed to be given away. Super 7’s draws will continue every second Thursday until 17 September 2015.
Further details on this promotion can be found on page 12 of the magazine.

New Points Multiplier
The Club will also be running a Special Promotion for Black and Gold members every Saturday and Sunday in May 2015.
Black Stature Rewards members can earn 3 x their bonus points and Gold can earn 2 x their bonus points all weekend. All members who qualify need to remember to use their membership card at all times when in the Club.
Please refer to page 14 of the magazine for full details of this exciting new special promotion.

Members Badge Draw
The $20,000 City Tattersalls Club Members’ Badge Draw is currently running with draws held every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6.30pm and 7.30pm. This will jackpot by $1,000 every week.
I note that within the current Members’ Badge Draw promotion, a member who was present was drawn and won $7,000 cash.
The final draw for this promotion will be for $15,000 on Thursday 28 May 2015. If this is not won prior. For further information on this promotion, please refer to page 15 in the magazine.
Make sure you are present each week!

New Members Badge DrawDraw – $12,000 Must Be Won Over 8 Weeks
A new Members’ Badge Draw will commence on Thursday 11 June 2015 starting at $5,000.
Draws will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:30pm and 7:30pm and will jackpot by $1,000 every week if not won.
The final draw will be held on Thursday 30 July 2015 where up to $12,000 must be won.
Remember you must be present to win. Please refer to page 15 in the magazine for more information.


The employees of the 4th Quarter 2014 have been named. The winners for the Front and Back of House for the 4th quarter were:
Front of House: Ms Priscilla Cruz
Back of House Mr Brian O’Reilly

Congratulations to the winners and all other employees who received nominations for these awards.


There are still vacancies at Boonoona Ski Lodge, but be quick.
All Gold, Silver and Life Members have access to City Tattersalls Club Boonoona Ski Lodge located at Perisher Valley in the beautiful Kosciusko National Park. The Lodge is conveniently located only moments away from the Skitube Terminal, Lifts and Perisher Centre.
For unbelievable value this winter, book now to experience an unforgettable ski holiday.
For more information see pages 8 – 9 or call the Customer Service Centre on 02 9267 9421.


I ask all members who can make it to come along to the AGM, 6:00pm on 26 May 2015 and to the Members’ Briefing Meeting 13 on Tuesday 28 April 2015 commencing at 6:45pm. I also encourage all members to participate in the postal elections for Committee in May 2015.

Patrick Campion


City Tattersalls Club