january / february 2012 - Chinese Swimming Club

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january / february 2012 - Chinese Swimming Club

CSC BULLETINCSC BULLETIN1. EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER3. Phase III Redevelopment AtRecreation ComplexKindly note that the Recreation Complex is undergoing an18-month the Phase III Redevelopment effective from 19 April2011. The target estimated date of completion is due in lateOctober 2012 with sub-phase periods as follows:6. Closure of Facilities at Recreation ComplexPlease be informed that the following facilities will be closed witheffect from Tuesday, 3 January 2012 to facilitate the ongoingA&A work at the Recreation Complex.• Changing Rooms• Swimming Pool• AuditoriumDuring this interim period, part of the Competition Pool at theSports Complex will be specially made available for affectedregular swimmers during training hours. The available swimminglanes are as follows:5. Chinese New Year Club ClosurePlease be informed that the Club will beclosed on Chinese New Year’s Eve, 22ndJanuary 2012 and the first day of LunarNew Year, 23rd January 2012. The Clubwill resume operations on the second dayof Lunar New Year, 24th January 2012.We wish all Chinese members good healthand happiness in the New Year!The Club is proud to announce KangChee Wei, Waitress (F&B Department) asEmployee Of The Quarter!Chee Wei joined the Club on 25 January2010. She is a reliable employee whoaccomplishes all tasks with efficiency. Sheoften takes the initiative to mentor newstaff and is also a good team player wellliked by her fellow colleagues.Sub-PhaseDate1 19 Apr 2011 to Dec 20112 Jan 2012 to July 20123 Aug 2012 to Oct 2012The operations of some facilities may be disrupted to facilitatethe ongoing redevelopment work. As such, the Club wish tohighlight the following concerns that members may have duringthis transition period:Sports ComplexLanes Available During Training Hoursat Sports ComplexMorning 3 Lanes - Lanes 0, 1 & 2Evening 2 Lanes - Lanes 0 & 1To cater for all activities currently held at the Auditorium, the Clubis pleased to avail the newly renovated Activity Suite (FormerlyThree Bars) located at the Sports Complex Level 3, with effectfrom 3 January 2012. Kindly refer to the notice located outsidethe Auditorium or csc website for more information.2. CALLING FOR CLUB HISTORYCONTRIBUTIONS FOR CSC HERITAGEGALLERYCome this 2012, the Club is looking forwardto launching the CSC Heritage Gallerylocated at the 3rd level of RecreationComplex when it re-opens. A range ofthe Club’s memorabilias and artifacts willbe exhibited to showcase the history andheritage of CSC from its humble beginningsince 1909.1. Safety & PrecautionAs some areas of the Recreation Complex will be cordonedduring this period, kindly keep away from the hoarded areas foryour own safety.2. No Wireless AccessibilityNo internet connection will be available at the RecreationComplex. Members may however proceed to the Arrival Pavilionor Sports Complex for wireless access.3. Normal Business Operations At Joy Luck Cove& Three BarsBusiness will be as usual at the Joy Luck Cove and Three Bars.For members’ meal enjoyments, do check out the new foodmenu and promotional offerings available at Three Bars.4. Passenger Lift At Recreation ComplexPlease be informed that the Passenger Lifts at RecreationComplex have been shut down for upgrading work. In themeantime, kindly utilise the stairs located next to the lift foraccess to levels 2 and 3.We apologise for any inconvenience caused.4. Surfing Into A Brand New Year With F&B VouchersTo Be Won!Great news! Watch out for our newly revamped website atwww.chineseswimmingclub.org.sg with great prizes to be won.Simply answer the quiz from the website and be one of the threewinners to walk away with $10 F&B vouchers!Entries of contest will be closed on 29 February 2012 before12 midnight. Entry forms can be downloaded from thewebsite. Duly completed form must be emailed to feedback@chineseswimmingclub.org.sg.Terms & Conditions:• Winners will be notified in writing via email or by post in March.• The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained• Restricted to one entry per member• All rights reserved by CSC Management6.ERRATUMWith reference to the previous Free Stylemagazine on page 16, we would like toclarify that the name of the golfer in thefirst placing should be Mr Wong Tim Hin.We apologise for the error in print onceagain.The Club would like to appeal to allmembers to contribute or donate itemsrelated to the Club’s history for display atthe Heritage Gallery, you may contact theCommunications & Graphics Department@ 6885 0655 for further assistance.5. Lunch Service Ceased At Three BarsService during lunch hours has ceased price 1 July 2011. Theoutlet will be available for pre-booked lunch events on a requestbasis. Three Bars is open daily at 3.00pm and its closing hoursremain unchanged. The opening hours for Three Bars will bereviewed when the redevelopment is completed in June 2012.8 9


CSC BULLETINADVERTISEMENT7. AMENDMENT TO BYE-LAWS OF SWIMMING POOL“No one should enter or swim in the pool during pool closure for repairs and routine cleaning andoutside the specific opening and closing hours except for swimmers undergoing training”Please note that the Swimming Pools will be closed for routine cleaning and maintenance as follows:Venue Day Pool is Closed Non-operative HoursRecreation Complex Every Monday From 10.00am to 4.00pmSports ComplexEvery Wednesday*Note: If PH falls on a Monday or Wednesday, maintenance will be carried out the next working dayWe seek your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience caused.8. DISCONTINUATION OF CANTO ROOM AT THREE BARSWe would like to inform all Members that the Canto room will cease operations with effect from Monday,9 January 2012. The Mando Room will be available for common Karaoke singing. Kindly refer to thenotices for more information.We seek your kind understanding and apologise for any inconvenience caused.9. GO GREEN Campaign: Opt For 1 Free Style Per HouseholdIn support of the Club’s Go Green initiative, the Club would like to urgeand remind members to exercise the option to receive 1 copy of theClub’s bi-monthly newsletter per household.10. Recurring Credit Card SystemThe Club is pleased to announce that a new payment mode will belaunched with effect from 1 January 2012. Members may now sign upfor the newly implemented recurring credit card payment option asanother convenient mode of settling their Club dues. To apply, simplyvisit the Front Office for an application form or alternatively, a copy canalso be downloaded from the Club’s website under Club News.11. Membership Cards Not Transferable & Sign-In Of GuestsThe Club is taking a tough stand to maintain exclusivity in the interest of its generalmembership. Members are reminded that their membership cards are strictly nontransferableand all accompanying guests must be signed-in at the various entry points.For verification purposes, random checks on membership cards will be conducted bythe Club’s Security personnel and Staff Members and guests are to co-operate whenapproached by the Club’s security personnel for verification. Members who wilfully floutthis rule will be severely dealt with.SPRING FESTIVALCELEBRATION 2012Saturday, 28 january 20125.00pm - 6.00pmArea near Beginners’ Pool, Sports ComplexMark your date andwe hope to see you thereDragon performanceLion Dance “Plucking Green”God of Fortuneand many more10 11


FEATURE / CLUB WIDE SURVEYThe Club has completed its bi-yearly Club Wide Survey in November2011. For greater data accuracy, the survey was revamped this yearwith the introduction of an additional satisfactory level “Neutral” whichcannabalised the “Satisfactory” factor as compared to the previousSurvey. Despite that, we are pleased to announce that the overallsatisfaction level of CSC Members remained encouraging.As the survey was conducted to measure the satisfaction level, all openendedcomments were forwarded to the relevant committees for their1necessary review. Hence, the Club will not be replying individually tothe open-ended feedback / comments received.Breakdown of Participants By Age GroupBreakdown of Participants By Gender61 years & above51 - 60 years & 41 - 50 years & 31 - 40 years & 21 - 30 years & above24Own other Club Memberships?Read the Club’s bi-monthly publicationsFrequency of visits to the Club2009 20113At least once every 3 monthsLess than once a monthAt least once a monthAt least once a weekDaily5No Yes62009No YesDo you visit the Club’s website201112 13


SPORTS / PAST EVENTSSPORTS / PAST EVENTSSWIMMINGSingle Age Group Swimming Meet 2011This year’s Single Age Group saw a turnout of 137 hopefuls vying to representthe Club in the 27th Junior Inter-Club Age Group Swimming Championships,held in November. Much appreciation goes out to the parent volunteers whom,once again, contributed to the successful running of the 2-day meet.We are pleased to announce that the following swimmers have made it to theselection list:No 1. Boys No 2. Girls1. 11 Years Old1 Koo Long Hai Dylan 1 Ho Li Ting Valerie2 Teh Rui Sheng Timothy 2 Wong Melanie Rae3 Soh Shin Zheng 3 Lien Tian En Constance4 Low Zi Xuan Bryant 4 Nicole Tan5 Ashley Tan Wei Zhen 5 Loo Hee Wen10 Years Old1 Koh Liang Jun 1 Chue Christie May2 Wong Xi Jie Anthony 2 Yeo Ying Min Yumi3 Liow Wei Rui Warren 3 Ong Sze Huei Daphne4 Loh Jianyang John 4 Soo Hui Yi Sarah5 Yong Zhi Koi Michael 5 Woon Yoke Min9 Years Old1 Ang Wei Maximillian 1 Koo Yazhen Jamie2 Tan Song Zhe Jovan 2 Tan Hui Fen Jasmine3 Lim Yong Jie Justin 3 Tan Jia Min Ellyn4 Lee Cheng Zhe Ethan 4 Lim En Jie Faith5 Tan Shang-Ian 5 Loo Wen Li Annabelle8 Years Old1 Lam Tze Cong Jaren 1 Hsu Li Jun Jolene2 Tan Shang-Gene 2 Chua Cheng Ee Stephanie3 Quek Jin Yi Joseph 3 Khoo Wei Xi Chelsea4 Soo Yi Wei Nathaniel 4 Chang Chloe5 Lee Jun Jie Mikkel 5 Sammi Grace Lee6 Chim Kean Jock Bryan7 Years Old & Below1 Ang Li Mitchell 1 Ho Hui Ting Natalie2 Wong Zhi Hong Aloysius 2 Gan Ching Hwee3 Lui Tye Herng Reuben 3 Chin Jing Zhi4 Lee Bing Zhe Edgar 4 Lien Tian Yi Charity5 Brandon Hong Chun Yong 5 Chua Shu Wen Magdalene6 Oh Ray SenStay tuned to the upcoming issue of the newsletter as we unveil thecompetition results.17th SSC OpenInvitational Midget Meet2011It was time to show off what our buddingtalents are made off. The selected 42young ones went against their regionalcounterparts from 13 other clubs in a fightto retain the Open Midget title. Althoughthe outlook before the competition thisyear was not as rosy and expectant as lastyear’s, our swimmers still went all out withtheir heart and soul, accompanied by thefull support of their parents and coaches.Their efforts paid off. CSC defendedthe title for the third consecutive yearby a margin of 81 points. Three of ourswimmers, namely Edgar Lee, Charla Tanand Charity Lien won the Top PerformerAward for their respective age groupcategory.Special thanks to Mr Shawn Tan and MrsJoyce Tan for providing a professionalphotographer to cover the entire meet, allCSC swimmers had a huge photo albumand CD as keepsake!Congratulations to all once again!BADMINTONCSC Badminton Open & MastersChampionships 2011The championship was revived after a two-year hiatus andattracted 24 players taking part in three categories. Played on10, 14 and 16 October 2011 in round robin format, the top twoof each category walked away with badminton equipments andvouchers. Let us salute the following winners!BOWLINGVICTORY DINNER FOr ourwinning teamThe bowling section threw a victory dinner on16 October in celebration of the adult and youthbowling squad for emerging Champion and 1strunner-up at the 17th Inter-Club Mixed BowlingLeague and 12th Youth Inter-Club BowlingMixed League respectively.The dinner, which was jointly supported byBowling Patron, Convenor and Sub-CommitteeMember; Mr Wee Yong Yee, Mr Joseph Lowand Mr Teh Tiong Lai respectively, was gracedby Club Vice-President, Mr Peter Liew and ClubCaptain, Mr Nicholas Lim.Also, special thanks go to the parents, familyand friends of the adult and youth bowling teamwho had been very supportive and encouragingto the bowlers throughout the leagues.October Monthly MedalHere are the results of the September/October 2011 Bowling Bi-Monthly Medal:Position123Category• Men’s Doubles Open• Men’s Doubles 40 years & above• Men’s Doubles 50 years & aboveChampion• Joseph Sng & Tan Koon Meng• Tan Koon Meng & Jerry Wee• Jerry Wee & Chong Hoo LeeRunners-up• Jonathan Phoon & Low Kok Seng• Albert Chua & Gary Saw• Welly Tjia & Koek Boon Hwa1st Runner-Up for 12th Youth Inter-Club Bowling Mixed League.Champion Team for 17th Inter-Club Mixed BowlingLeague, with Bowling Patron, Mr Wee Yong Yee(FarRight) and Bowling Convenor, Mr Joseph Low(Far Left).• Ladies / • MenSeptember/OctoberNameScore• Rose Ng1121• Nicholas Lee 1315• Cheritta Low 1105• Joseph Yong 1149• Jan Ng1103• Edwin Chi113918 19


SPORTS / PAST EVENTSCONTRACT BRIDGEContract Bridge Annual IndividualChampionships 2011Having faithfully honed their skills at the weekly ContractBridge sessions, 20 individuals gathered at the Multi-purposeRoom on 13 November 2011 as they put their skills to test.It was an eye-opener as each contestants displayed theirutmost Contact Bridge techniques in a feat to outwit, outplayand outlast their opponent.After facing some intensed hours of challenges, theplayers were treated to a sumptuous buffet dinner as theChampionships concluded.We would like to congratulate the following top 3 winners ofthis year’s championships:GOLFPositionPlayers1 Mdm Khoo Beng Yang2 Mr Yap Tek Kiat3 Phang Siew LoonClub Captain, Nicholas Lim (L) andMdm Khoo Beng YangOCTOBER GOLF MEDALThe adventurous CSC golfers ventured across the causeway for the fourth time this year on 20 October for theMedal. This time, 38 Golfers challenged at one of the top three Golf courses in Malaysia, the Plantation Course atTanjong Puteri Golf Resort.Despite a one-hour stoppage midway through the game due to lightning, all golfers were able to complete the 18holes. They then took a well-deserved shower before adjourning to the Chinese restaurant for a satisfying dinner.The following golfers were then rewarded for their impressive performance:SPORTS / PAST EVENTSInter-Social Club Golf TournamentFinaleSingapore Swimming Club had the honour of hosting thefinalé at the NSRCC Army/Navy course on 3 November 2011.Among the 132 representatives from six other prestigiousSocial Clubs, 21 golfers in participation were from CSC.It was raining the whole month and the golfers teed off evenin the midst of a drizzle. The prayers of the golfers wereanswered as the sky cleared after a short while much to reliefof the golfers. The sportsmen were finally blessed with theperfect weather as they advanced for the rest of the game.When evening falls, a delightful dinner washeld at newly renovated Grand Ballroomat the Singapore Swimming Club. Thecompetitors turned comrades wereentertained by emcee Eileen Wee and thehilarious Dim Sum Dollies. Our top twogolfers for the day were Lim Hoo Wee andMichael Sng while Serangoon GardensCountry Club captured both the Finalé andOverall Champion.CSC 19th Annual Golf ChampionshipsThe monsoon season was a golfer’s worst nightmare and indeed somegolfers refused to take the risk of a washout. However, fortune favoredthe brave 69 participants and the only sunny day in the whole weekhappened on the Championship day on 9 November.L-R Lim Hoo Wee, Dick Lee and Michael SngIt was a rare chance for our excited members to play at SingaporeIsland Country Club. Each of them received an attractive goodie baginclusive of T-shirts, arm socks, golf balls, biscuits sponsored by KhongGuan, boxes sponsored by KFC and drinks. After a challenging fivehours of golfing, the players washed up and gathered at the Spoon andBrassie Room for the Dinner and Prize Presentation.The boisterous diners were welcomed with a picture montage producedby the Sports and Lifestyle Department. CSC’s Club President, MrEdwin Lee, generously provided the golfers with endless supplies ofwines and beers. Almost 40 lucky draw prizes, some of them kindlysponsored by KFC, Ria Bintan Golf Resort and YHI Holding, wereup for grabs. There were 23 competitiors for the prized Soon PengYam Challenge Trophy and the winner was Ken Khua, who shot animpressive gross score of 82.Results for the rest of the winners were as follows:L-R Wee Yong Yee, Kenneth Seng, Ken Khuaand Peter LiewKen Khua receiving Soon Peng YamChallenge Trophy from Club PresidentL-R John Goh, Shek Kam Chew, Eugene Lim, Chng HeeTee, Angela Quek and Dick LeePositionOpen StablefordSeniors StablefordLadies StablefordPositionPositionDivision PointsDivision PointsDivision Points1 Chng Hee Tee 36 1Shek KamChew34 1 Angela Quek 402 Eugene Lim 35 2 John Goh 34PositionMen ‘A’ DivisionStrokeplayPointsPositionMen ‘B’ DivisionStablefordPoints1 Teo Cheng Kwee 72 1 Lee Chiwi 412 Peter Liew 72 2 Tang Siew Choy 363 Choo Siew Chiang 75 3 Eugene Lim 35PositionMen Senior DivisionStablefordPointsPositionLadies DivisionStablefordPoints1 Philip Yeo 39 1 Grace Wong 352 Eric Koh 39 2 Lim Leng Leng 273 Wong Kok Leong 35 3 Helen Tan 2720 21


SPORTS / PAST EVENTSTABLE TENNISSPORTS / PAST EVENTSWATER POLOCSC Annual Table Tennis Championships 2011Battling for 4 days between 1st to 10th November, theCSC Annual Table Tennis Championships was heldin the Auditorium. A total of 28 entries were registeredand 4 categories which included Double Opens, SinglesOpen, Singles Youth and Single Veteran took place.Club Captain, Mr Nicholas Lim, was invited to the finalsof the Single Open on the last day of the competition.We had the honour of having Mr Lim to award the prizesto the winners before heading for a sumptuous dinner.The winners for the various categories are as follow:Prizes winner taking group photowith Club Captain and TableTennis Sub-CommitteeCategories Champion 1st Runner-up Joint 3rd Joint 3rdEng Kim Chooi / Richard Pang /Doubles OpenToh Wee Beng David TanSingles Open Tan Ann Jee Eng Kim Chooi Loo Fong Sui Tan SherilynSingles YouthSingles VeteranTan LucasChoon WaiCheongSingle Open Champion receivingthe prizes from Club Captain ,Mr Nicholas LimTeam CSCPhuti Anan Water Polo Cup 2011At the invitation of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN), Chinese Swimming Club sent a team of 13 playersto participate in the annual Phuti Anan Cup in the last week of August. The tournament broughttogether players of all ages from various countries in South-East Asia.TAEKWONDO142nd Supplementary Grading ResultsThe 142nd Supplementary Grading was held at the Club’s Recreation Complex Auditorium on 30 October 2011 with atotal of 16 trainees. We are pleased to announce that all trainees upheld the Club’s standard of excellence with a 100%passing rate. Congratulations to all trainees for achieving their new belts:Ma Jiang Xin, Izaac – 1st PoomChong Joshua James – 1st PoomZhuo Zheng Xiang, Justin – Brown BeltPendyala Ritika – Brown BeltGan Ryan – Brown-Tip BeltLee Ji Le, Titus – Blue BeltHo Kuan Zher – Blue BeltChua Kang Jian, Bill – Blue-Tip BeltTENNISYang Yu Jing, Jack – Blue-Tip BeltZhuo Zhao Xiang, Victor – Green BeltWong Cheng Kai, Bryan – Green-Tip BeltNg Wei You, Emmanuel – Green-Tip BeltGay Min, Amelia – Yellow BeltGay Ming Jie, Randal – Yellow BeltTan Ee Than – Yellow BeltTan Keng Loong, Ryan – Yellow Beltcsc tennis singles masters & age group championships 2011The Masters and Age Group events were held together on 5 and 6 November at the Rooftop Tennis Court so that bothgroups could cheer each other. It was also the first time the Girls Under-12 category was held. Through this competition, theyoung girls gained valuable match experience.The CSC team who had played in the Senior category, reached the finals only to finish Runners-Up to the RTN host. Last but not least, the team was awarded with outstanding performances byveteran players Samson Tan, Eric Tan and Chia Shih-Yun. Overall, the trip was a great teambuildingevent which simultaneously strengthened the relationship between CSC and its Thai host.“CONGRATULATIONSTO LIM CHURN YI”2011 ASEAN Schools GamesCSC Water Polo player, Lim Churn Yi, wasselected as part of the Singapore contingentthat participated in the 2011 ASEAN SchoolsGames held in Singapore in July 2011. The 17-year old Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)student was instrumental in helping the Republicto convince wins over Malaysia, Thailand andIndonesia in their feat to clinch the Gold medal.Category Winner Runners-upBoys Under 12 Joshua Cheng Josiah TanGirls Under 12 Clare Cheng Pendyala RupikaMen’s Masters Koh Chee Hua Tan Chian HuatLim Churn Yi in action (white cap)22 23


MUNCHMUNCHCHEF’S SPECIALTYCrispy Five Spice Pork Knuckle (half leg)Available From: Monday to Thursday DinnerNot available during P.HPrice: $10.00BREAKFAST BUFFETDate/Time: Saturday 8.30am to 11.00amPrice: $12.80 (adult) / $8.80 (child)CHEF’S SPECIALTYDurian Avocado Fried RiceAvailable from: Monday to Thursday DinnerNot available during P.HPrice: $7.50WEEKLY FAMILY SET DINNERAvailable: Every Saturday & Sunday DinnerPrice: $20.00 (2 person) $40.00 (4 person)MEAL ENJOYMENT CAKE PROMOTIONDate/Time: Everyday 11.30am to 2.30pm & 6.00pm to 9.00pmClassic Top Up : $3.50 (*Cakes)Indulgence Top Up : $3.50 (*Cakes) + $1.00 (Coffee/Tea)*Except BrowniesFRIDAY ORIENTAL BUFFETDate/Time: Every Friday Dinner 6.00pm – 9.30pmPrice: $16.80 (C) $23.80 (A)*Top up $4.50 for a glass of Selected Red/White WineSUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFETDate/Time: Sunday 10.30am to 2.30pmPrice: $23.80 (Adult) / $16.80 (child)TEA TIME CAKE SETDate/Time: Daily 2.30pm to 6.00pmPrice: $4.50 per set (Cakes + Coffee/Tea)*Except for BrowniesHOCK LAM BEEF NOODLEDate/Time: Saturday & Sunday DinnerPrice: $6.6030% DISCOUNT FOR CAKESDate/Time: Daily after 9.00pmCNY SPECIALFatt Cai Yu Sheng with Ikan Parang / SalmonAvailable From: 24 Jan Dinner till 6 Feb 2012Price: $25.00 (small) $35.00 (large) Ikan Parang$30.00 (small) $40.00 (large) SalmonExtra fish: $10.00 Ikan Parang$12.00 SalmonFRIDAY TEOCHEWPORRIDGE BUFFETDate/Time: Every Friday Dinner 6.00pm – 9.30pmPrice: $10.00 (C) $16.00 (A)*Top up $4.50 for a glass of Selected Red/White WineCURRY FISH HEADDate/Time: Saturday & Sunday DinnerPrice: $17.00NOTE:1. Last order on 21 Jan 2012 is at 8.30pm2. Please be informed that Manzhu Café will be closed on22 & 23 Jan 2012.3. The western kitchen will closed from 2.30pm on 14 February2012 for the wine pairing dinner.24 25


SPORTS / UPCOMING EVENTSSPORTS / UPCOMING EVENTSTENTATIVE> SWIMMINGTHU-SAT05-07JANEvent:50M Backstroke50M Breaststroke50M Butterfly50M Freestyle100M Backstroke100M Breaststroke100M Butterfly100M FreestyleSAT03MAR> BADMINTONFRI13JAN> BILLIARDS & SNOOKERSUN29JANMIDGET AGE GROUP SWIMMINGMEET 2012 (SELECTION for 10th ASEAN CUP)TIME8.00amVENUECompetition PoolFEE$4.28 per eventELIGIBILITYClub registrered swimmersAGE GROUPS10 & under, 11 - 17200M Backstroke200M Breaststroke200M Butterfly200M Freestyle200M Individual Medley400M Freestyle400M Individual MedleyMIDGET AGE GROUP SWIMMING MEET 2012 ITIME8.00amVENUEWater Polo PoolFEE$4.28 per eventELIGIBILITYClub registrered swimmersAGE GROUPS8,7,6,5 & under (As at Jan 2012)Event:100M Individual Medley25M Butterfly25M Breaststroke25M Freestyle25M Freestyle KickBADMINTON SECtiON NEW YEAR GATHERINGVENUECSC Badminton HallFEEFOCELIGIBILITYBadminton Section Members onlyBILLIARDS & SNOOKER SECTIONCNY GATHERINGVENUEBilliards & Snooker LoungeFEEFOCELIGIBILITYBilliards & Snooker SectionMembers only> TENNISSUN19FEBTake part in this inaugural Team Challenge where funis the name of the game! All participants are invitedto join in the Tennis Section Annual Dinner & PrizePresentation where great prizes await to be won!SAT-SUN28-29JANRegistration forms are available at Sports BookingCounter (Sports Complex, Level 2) or alternatively, youmay also download it from www.chineseswimmingclub.org.sg. For more information, please contact Leroy Yapat 6885 0673 / Leroy_Yap@chineseswimmingclub.org.sg> ONGOING ACTIVITIESBOWLINGCSC Bowling Monthly MedalSECOND LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTHTAEKWONDOTrainingEVERY SUNDAYWATERPOLOTeam Practice (Adult)EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAYTeam Practice (Youth Under 18)EVERY SUNDAYFlippa-Ball Course For the YouthEVERY SATURDAYTENNIS TEAM CHALLENGE 2011/12TIME9.00amVENUESports Complex, Rooftop Tennis CourtFEE$5.35 / participantTEAM COMPOSITIONBy Graded DrawDEADLINEMon, 3 February @ 2.00pmTENNISTennis Junior ProgrammeEVERY WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY & SUNDAYTENNIS MIXED DOUBLESCHAMPIONSHIPS 2011/12TIME1.00pmVENUESports Complex, RooftopTennis CourtFEE$10.70 per pairELIGIBILITYCSC MembersCATEGORYMixed Doubles(Interested players who do no have a partner cansubmit their name for random pairing)DEADLINEMon, 20 Jan @ 2.00pmDRAW DATEWed, 22 Jan @ 6.00pmFormat to be decided upon registration closing> SQUASHEVERYTUE/SATEVERYTHU/SUNCSC-SPORTING CATALYST TRAIN EA-Z JUNIOR SQUASH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME(12 weeks, 2 sessions per week, 1.5 hours Per Session):This is a 12 weeks (24 sessions) squash foundation programme for children who have little or no squashplaying experience.TIMETue 9.30am - 11.00am or 6.00pm - 7.30pmSat 2.00pm - 3.30pm or 4.00pm - 5.30pmVENUESquash CourtFEE$235.40 per / month (Min 3 months)SESSION2 training sessions per week (24 sessions) / 1.5 hours / sessionStarter kits of one Prince junior squash racket, 2 Prince T-shirts and one Prince eye wear protector will beprovided FREE for each child. Offer is limited to the first 24 children registered and processed.ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT JUNIOR STAGE 1 DeVELOPMENT JUNIOR STAGE(2 sessions per week, 2 hours Per Session):This is a continuous programme for children who have taken squash lessons before and have somesquash playing experience, typically have/had regular squash lessons for minimum 1 year. DevelopmentJunior Stage 2 programme will only be available for children who have either successfully completedStage 1 or the Accelerated Stage 1 programme.TIMEThu 9.30am - 11.30am or 6.00pm - 8.00pmSun 1.00pm - 3.00pm or 4.00pm - 6.00pmVENUESquash CourtFEE$278.20 per student for every 4 weeksMINIMUM6 Children requiredSESSION2 training sessions per week (8 sessions) / 2 hours / sessionCSC Golf Section PromotionDecember 2011 to May 2012EXCLUSIVE FEE & BENEFITS FOR GOLF SECTION MEMBERS WITH GREAT PRIZES TO BE WON!1. With up to 40% off Ponderosa Golfing Fee!ENJOY your favourite game at CSC’s special golfing fee of $3 on weekdays (Usual fee $5) and $8 onweekends (Usual fee $10). Validity Period: 1 December 2011 to 31 May 20122. Meet More Golfing KakisExpand your network of Golfing Kakis and meet interesting members of the Golf Section3. Exclusive Invitations To Golf EventsParticipate in CSC’s heavily subsidised Monthly Medal games, Golf Section ‘Majors’, admission toGolf training sessions and Talks. Invitation to Golf Tours organized by the Golf Section.4. LUCKY DRAW 1: PLAY MORE & WIN MORE!*During this period, Golf Section members who played at PGCC will qualify for a Lucky Draw at theend of the period. The more you play, the higher your winning chances are. Prizes includes F&Bvouchers, Golf Balls and Golf Accessories.5. LUCKY DRAW 2: NEW SIGN-UPS*Newly registered member who signed-up with the Golf Section during this promotional period willqualify for another Lucky Draw. 1 in 10 new members will claim a refund of 6 months worth of sectionfees in the form of F&B vouchers.*Rules & regulations applyJoin the CSC Golf Sectionnow and enjoy thesebenefits:30 31


LIFESTYLE / PAST EVENTSLIFESTYLE / PAST EVENTSEXERCISE MID-AUTUMN GETTOGETHER 2011It was a joyous occasion on 4 September 2011. TheExercise & Leisure Committee had organized a Mid-Autumn Get Together dinner to thank all Exercise& Leisure members for their continuous supportfor the activities organized. Everyone was in highspirits with some even belting out a couple of songs.The atmosphere was a joyous one indeed. Somemembers even surprised their fellow counterpartspresent with the specially purchased mooncakes incelebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.Deepavali Tea Dance PartyThe Tea Dance Party held on 26 October 2011 wasan awesome and successful one with a total of 85attendees. Members and guests came streaming in ataround 2.00pm to 3.00pm. It was an honour to haveDance Convenor, Mr Dennis Ng, to be the deejay forthat day. A variety of party music such as ChaCha,Quickstep, Pasadoble, Waltz, Bachata Tango, LineDance etc were played. It was a blast for all as theydanced to their hearts’ content. There’s no better wayto spend the holiday than this!ROBOTICS: OPERATION RESCUEOPTIMUM PRIMEZWhat a blast it was for the children who benefittedas they learnt the fundamentals of Robotics, suchas Robot Construction and Robot Programming.Using Lego NXT Mindstorms, the little ones quicklyput their hands to work as they teamed with fellowparticipants to build the robots. Besides programmingthe robots, they were also given missions to test theirunderstanding of the logics within the programming.With much enthusiasm, the little mechanicalengineers diligently programmed the robots enablingthem to breeze through a maze mission. Havingaccomplished that, it not only affirmed the programunderstanding of all participants, the teamwork andefforts to resolve problems proved rewarding too.As for the final task, each child were tasked toconstruct and designed their own robot warriorswhich will then proceed to the robotic battlefield.In their feat to produce a well constructed robot,different components and parts were used in thedesigning process. The children had loads of fun andexcitement as they tried to outlast and outshine otherrivalry robots. The Ultimate Winner for this roboticchallenge goes to Darren Wong as his robot managedto push all competing robots out of the battle square.Do keep a look out and join us for more fun andexcitement in our future workshops!Penang FlavoursSmells of Assam Laksa, Char Kway Teow and LorBak filled the Multi-purpose Room on 2 October2011 as Chef Shih Er displayed her authenticculinary skills to a crowd of 16 participants. Havinggrown up in Penang, Chef Shi Er was naturally wellacquainted with Penang hawker fare. Everyone wasbusy scribbling notes as the Chef explained thesteps involved. Questions were posed and tips onenhancing the dishes were shared. At the end ofthe session, the participants had a gastronomic timesampling the dishes before they head home with theirnew found knowledge.Social Dance PartyThe long awaited Social Dance Party for 2011 wasfinally here! In total, 141 participants showed up forthis event on 24 September 2011. Members andguests made their way to the Auditorium foyer forregistration. Bento set dinner was served for thatevening and everyone enjoyed the food tremendously.As soon as the deejay started spinning the music,everyone leapt to the dance floor in excitement,flowing and swaying to the rhythm of the music. Thebeauty of the dance was accentuated with fine twistsand turns. Some of the moves seen were ChaCha,Rock & Roll, Quickstep, Samba etc. The LineDancers were not left out either as line dance musicwas spun during the 15 minutes interval.Prizes were awarded to the Best Dressed as well asthe Best Pair of Ballroom Dancers, Line Dancers andLatin Dancers. It was a great evening enjoyed by all!Coffee Journey TourAvid coffee lovers attended this tour held on 30September 2011 at the head office of Bon Café.Members and their guests toured the coffee gardenand learn about the growing stages of the coffeeshrubs and coffee berries. Everyone listenedearnestly as the Barista went on to explain the historyof coffee and the roasting process. Next, participantswere engaged in a coffee tasting session where theywere taught to decipher the taste by simply sucking inthe coffee and spitting it out. Alas, the session sooncame to an end with an indulging session of choicecoffee by each participant while watching a live latteart demonstration by the Barista.32 33


WORLD OF WELLNESSDESK STRETCHESShoo! Stiff necks and shoulders and it’s take five now for a much needed body relief. Join us for a rejuvenating time ofDesk Stretches to get yourself recharged before hitting the screens again. (Ladies who are wearing high heels shouldremove their shoes). Equipment needed? The office chair is all you need.Posture:- Body should be relaxed and sitting upright on the chair with both feet flat on the ground at a shoulder’s width apart.- For your safety, exercises are to be done slowly and without jerking of the body.discoveringand tastingnew winesAT MAN ZHUVALENTINEGRAND CRU BORDEAU WINEPAIRING DINNERTUE14FEBGRAND CRU BORDEAU WINE PAIRING DINNERTIME7.00pmVENUEMan Zhu Cafe (SC) Lv.1FEE$85 (Member) / $100* (Guest)Neck StretchMove your head in the 4 planes ofmovement; Left, right, up and down.Shoulder ShrugsWith both shoulders forward, rotatein slow motion. Repeat the shrug inbackward motion.Arm CirclesStraighten arms to the sides withboth fists clenched. Move in acircular forward motion. Repeatin the backwards direction.Pre Dinner Wine- Jacquesson Cuvee N 233734 -To participate in this event simply fill up yourdetails and mail it to Chinese Swimming Club at21 & 34 Amber Road, SIngapore 439 870, or submitthe form to Club’s front desk at Arrival PavilionOyster atop flying fish roe, shies cress- Lafon Rochet -Name:Membership No: (Member)Members GuestsNo. of Persons:Contact No:Email:Member’s Signature:Date of Reservation:Full Payment @: $Charge to Membership No:Marsala glazed goose liver, chargrillgreen asparagus and champagnevinaigrette- Chateau La Tour Carnet, Haut Medoc -(Guest)Lamb rack coated wish basil herb, potatocroquettes, deep-fried fennel andmaderia jus- Le Prelat Pape Clement,Graves Pessas Leognan -Crunchy hazelnut feullitin- Vivens, Margaux 2009 -Freshly brewed Arabica Coffee /Original CeylonWith Chocolate petit fourNote:All accepted reservations (duly stamped and acknowledged by the Club)are regarded as confirmed and the charges are non-refundable.Priority will be given to members and balance seats will be open tomember’s guests.Forearm / Wrist StretchStraighten out your arm withthe palm down. Grab your handand pull gently. Hold for 10-15seconds and repeat for the otherhand.Spinal TwistGrab the side of the chair andgently turn your body towards theback of the chair. You may graspthe back of the chair for support.Hold for a few breaths and thenrepeat on the other side.Single Leg Hamstring StretchSitting close to the edge of your chairwith one foot flat on the floor and theother leg stretched out in front of you.Place the heel of the outstretched legon the floor with toes pointing upwards.Lean forward and pull tip of your toestowards you.36 37


LIFESTYLE / UPCOMING EVENTSThis e-newsletter is a “Go Green” initiative adopted by the Club’s Management,in a bid to reduce paper printing and moving towards a paperless environment.38

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