I became Chairman of our beautiful Coolhurst club on 16 th March and my first action with the new GMC was to close it! It was not a great start, but of course we support the Government requirements to protect the health of the nation as taking precedent above all else.
I have been meeting with my dedicated and talented GMC colleagues and club management regularly since closure and we are very pleased that all our excellent staff, except Naomi and Bob, who we need to retain to support memberships and financial matters, have been put on full paid furlough as part of the Government initiative. We anticipate that they will return seamlessly on the re-opening of the club.
Although the club is closed for the time being, it still has an important part to play as the centre of our community of Coolhurst members and the friendships that have been established there, particularly in the current circumstances. That is why I wanted to start this blog, not only to keep you generally updated, but also to keep in touch with the many friends I have at the club, to get to know more members, and for them to get to know me.
I plan to post regularly with photos, please feel free to engage with me if you want to.
This is a time when we will all need to support each other and on behalf of the GMC I would like to thank all members for their commitment to our amazing and historic club and its future.
‘It is in the shelter of each other that the people live’ – Old Irish proverb.