Dear Fellow Members:
Welcome back! We hope you all had a good summer. We have lots of news to share.
We are excited to announce that through a very generous gift from Cliff & Mimi Starrett, the bar and clock rooms will be renovated next August, which will give us a larger, more efficient and appealing bar, new and better seating options and a fresh new look while maintaining the traditional atmosphere of the Club.
While the Club has been closed, there has been a lot of activity. The Ladies restroom has been redecorated; the Men’s restroom will follow. Ladies first! As we expect our club business to grow, going forward, several changes were made in the kitchen to maximize efficiency to better serve our members.
On a more personal note, our beloved Chef Tom had surgery this summer which necessitates a recovery time of a couple months. We have made provisions for an interim chef so your dining experience will be seamless.
That’s the good news. The other side of the coin is that some deferred maintenance has come due, which needs to be addressed before we complete the bar project next summer. Among them are the roof, the elevator and outside maintenance. We have solicited and received donations to cover most of the cost to replace the elevator. After some eye popping quotes on the roof, we are going to do it in sections, the most important being the main roof. We want to avoid borrowing money and assessing members so we will first launch a capital campaign for donations.
Our dues have not been raised in a very long time. The Board has voted to raise dues and entry fees by 10%, commencing January 2019.
We are pleased to welcome several new members and hope you will join me in recommending your friends or colleagues to become a part of the “Oldest Social Club in New Jersey.” In addition, many of you belong to other organizations that hold business meetings and social events. We hope you will consider utilizing The Morristown Club as the venue for your next function.
We invite you to attend our Club sponsored events. The first Wednesday of every month, we have a Business Networking Breakfast from 8:00-9:30 with very informative speakers/topics. The second Tuesday of every month is a prixe fixe Buffet Lunch. Our Speaker lunches and dinners have met with great success. Should you have a speaker or topic to suggest, please reach out to the office.
Is a haven of refuge and accord in a world torn by strife and discord;
Is a place of courtesy, good breeding and
It humbles the mighty, draws out the timid
and casts out the sorehead;
And is one of the noblest inventions of mankind!
~ St. Andrews, Scotland