August - The Wellington Club

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August - The Wellington Club

HEALTH & FITNESS CENTRE NEWSRUGBY WORLD CUP INCENTIVE PROGRAMMEOur incentiveprogramme is goingstrongly! A numberof participants haveappreciated being ableto check the dates ofgames they are keen tosee. It is still not too lateto join, as participantsare still in the secondpool draw, with threemore after this.SKI FITNESSEXERCISES 3Lots of snow! As Iwrite this a couple ofFitness Centre membersare on the ski slopeswith children andgrandchildren. If you are planning to hit the mountains in a couple of weeks, you still have time to haveyour muscles better conditioned to cope. Continue with the exercises given in the last two newsletters,Sitting Against the Wall, Chair Step Ups, Walking Lunges & Cross the Line Jumps, which you can do atthe Fitness Centre or at home. Also, continue working on and maintaining your aerobic fitness to assist youlasting longer on the slopes, as well as better recovery.Have fun getting ski fit!NEW INTHE CENTRE:The BOSU,which stands for‘Both Sides Up’,is a fabulous pieceof equipment thatchallenges balanceand works the body’sstabilising muscles.TONI WILL BE AWAY FOR 3 WEEKSI will be heading overseas for 3 weeks from2-25 September. You will be in good handswith Kristjian looking after your fitness needs.There will not be a massage therapist in theCentre over this time; however I will haverecommendations of someone else you can see.The Spring Walks series will start Thursday29th September, and this timetable will comeout with the September newsletter.PRELIMINARY NOTICE:The Annual Members’ and Sons’ Dinner willtake place on Wednesday 21 September withClub Member The Hon. Justice Mr TimBrewer, ONZM, ED as guest speaker. TheCommittee has decided to make the prescribeddress as “Black Tie optional”. Bookings are beingtaken now.MEMBERSHIPWhile there were no new Members admittedto the Club in July, an unusually high but mostwelcoming number of former Members havere-joined recently. This is most welcoming.Re-admission may be granted by the Committeeupon application by the former Member as longas he or she had resigned voluntarily and othercriteria are met. More information can be foundin rule 10(m).One recently re-admitted Member was sodelighted to be part of this wonderful Club again,that he wrote the following letter:If Members know of former Members whoare considering re-joining, please encouragetheir intentions and feel free to discuss thecircumstances with the Secretary Manager.One recently re-admitted Member was sodelighted to be part of this wonderful Clubagain, that he wrote the following letter:All the very best!ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGThis year’s AGM was supported by 54 Members who witnessed the electionof four new life members: Colin Clere, Sir Christopher Harris, John Plimmerand The Hon. Richard Savage. Membership also voted unanimously for theproposed rule change. A further part of Club history was made, when ClubPresident Ian Fraser announced the retirement from the Committee of thefirst woman Committee member Mrs Fiona Heron after a very busy six yearsduring which she sat on numerous subcommittees and chaired the Membership& Reciprocity, as well as the Art and Hanging Subcommittees. Special thanksmust also be extended to Robin Hill, the Club’s Hon Treasurer for the past sixyears and to Professor John Prebble. Their expertise was greatly valued.Mrs Heron retired from theCommittee after six yearsof outstanding service.ALFONSO’S WHITEBAIT SPECIAL $9.50What is happening in the Club’s kitchen?Alfonso and his team are really enjoying the increased number in à la carte diners and are putting pressure ontothe Secretary Manager to promote their excellent Whitebait Special. Therefore as of Monday 8 August theClub offers for one month:Whitebait Entrée for $9.50 if ordered in conjunction with a regular main dish from theà la carte menu! The kitchen will prepare it either sautéed or as fritter – as you like it!This special is only available Mondays – Thursdays. Without a main course the regular price of $20 as an entréeand $40 as a main course applies.Bookings for this special would be appreciated. Subject to availability.Name of Member withheld by request.THE ANNUALCLUB HANDBOOKThe 2011 Handbook will be produced duringAugust for mail out in September.All Members are requested to advise the SecretaryManager of any changes that have occurred duringthe year or any deletions or additions they would liketo see in this edition.It is highly likely that the 2011 edition will be the lastas all the information contained in it will be madeavailable on-line for Members (only) after loggingonto the new website later this year.


AUGUST WINE SPECIALSCASE (6 QTY) BOTTLEMoncellier Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011$128.10 $ 21.35Ripe citrus and mineral notes fill the nose, with a subtle sweaty characteradding interest in the background. The palate shows good weight andoverflows with citrus and passionfruit carried by mouth-watering aciditythat is wonderfully balanced.Moncellier Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011$128.10 $ 21.35A nose packed full of powerful aromatics including sweet white peaches,watermelon, honeysuckle, sherbet and floral notes. Nectarines and peachesfill the palate which has a nice softness and approachability to it. A touch ofresidual sugar gives a luscious finish.Moncellier Central Otago Pinot Noir 2008$180.90 $ 30.15A nose of ripe cherries and sweet red fruits, complimented by dried flowersand subtle herbal notes. The palate is full and rich with silky tanninssupported by savoury earthy notesMatua Origins Gisborne Sparkling Cuvee$ 69.00 $11.50A deliciously crisp sparkling wine, with delicate sweet fruit aromas and arefreshing fruity palate. Light in colour, the nose has subtle muscatel noteswith ripe stonefruit behind, followed by a full palate of refreshing, lively bubblesensation. A delightfully, elegant wine best enjoyed young with family and friends.CASE BOTTLEThe following great value Club Wines are always available:Grove Mill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc $186.00 $15.50Hunter’s Marlborough Chardonnay $191.40 $15.95Te Kairanga Pinot Gris (Gisborne Fruit) $211.20 $17.60Te Mata Woodthorpe Syrah $228.00 $19.00Selak’s Central Otago Pinot Noir $230.40 $19.20Remember that you can also purchase all your spirits and beer from your Club.Delivery can be arranged. Allow 7-10 days for availability. Return the enclosed order form.LAST FRIDAY DRINKS • FRIDAY 26 AUGUSTTIME : From 5.00pm onward to6.30pm approx.SUPPER : Available from 6.30pmVENUE : The Wellington Room Level 4DRESS : Tidy Casual (no denims)COST : Drinks,Supper $15.00 if requestedCome after work and check on the progress ofthe renovations (last chance this month!!), beforefinishing off the week with a drink or two withfriends and Members.If all goes to plan, this is the last time this functionwill be held in the Wellington Room, as it willmove back up to level 6 in September.THE BUILDER’S LOGThe builders plan to move out on Friday 2 September and the formal opening will be on Friday 9September just in time for the Rugby World Cup – as planned (see notice in this newsletter)!The Committee and Management thank all Members for their extraordinary patience andunderstanding displayed during the renovations, not least the time when there was no heating atall in the Club rooms and that of course was the week when the temperatures plummeted!NOTICESCar Parking: The Committee wishes to remind Members that this facility is for Members only, notfor spouses, friends or colleagues. Observance of this by-law is in particular important during therenovations on level 6 as five of the car parks are out of commission providing storage and parkingspace to Fletchers Interior.Tickets to the Martinborough Food, Wine and Music Festival: The Committee has decidedagainst the commitment to pre-purchase the minimum number of 78 tickets for this year’s event.The sale to Club Members in recent years has been harder and harder. The Club will partake at theWairarapa Harvest Festival in March again which Members will find more affordable and enjoyable.Chess: The next regular Chess evening is on Tuesday 30 August – don’t forget!THE CLUB IN REVIEWWINE APPRECIATION DINNERWITH MONCELLIER WINESA small number of Members and guests were treatedto a fascinating and most interesting wine dinner inJuly: Bill Spence, who together with his brother, werethe first to plant Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealandhad Members spellbound with his presentation.The wines worked out to be a perfect match to themenu prepared by the Club’s “fourth” chef, youngAndrew Martin. It was his first wine dinner forwhich he was solely responsible and he excelledhimself! The Club received numerous phone callsand even a letter congratulating Andrew on sucha magnificent evening and in particular his wellbalanced and outstanding menu. One connoisseursaid it was his best meal at the Club. The Club is veryfortunate to have such good chefs with Alfonso, Liam,Steven and Andrew. Here is the menu of the evening.Cured SalmonWith Matakana blue cheese panacotta &walnut relishWine Match:Moncellier Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011***Braised Pork Belly TortelliniWith soy beurre blanc & crispy gingerWine Match:Moncellier Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011***Lamb ShortloinOn pumpkin & potato dauphinoise with lambragout, stuffed mushroom & SkordaliaWine Match:Moncellier Central Otago Pinot Noir 2008***Coffee & TeaFor those who could not be at the dinner,August’s Wine Specials above are featuring thefine selection of Moncellier Wines at preferentialprices. Note that these wines are not generallyavailable at retail outlets.SENIOR MEMBERS’ LUNCHThe next monthly luncheon for senior Members(65 years and over) will be held on:Wednesday 7 September 2011 , 12.00 for 12.40pmGuests of Members are welcome.WOMEN’S LUNCHEONEvery first Thursday of the month, womenMembers meet for lunch. Feel free to invitea guest or two to come along.Please call Jane Wells if you would like to beincluded in the monthly email reminder forthe luncheon.Thursday 1 September 2011, 12.30 for 1.00pmTHE WELLINGTON CLUB88 The Terrace, P O Box 10-129, Wellington, New ZealandTelephone 04 472 0348 | Facsimile 04 472 2475 | Email info@wellingtonclub.co.nz | Website www.wellingtonclub.co.nz

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