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- RANELAGH CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT -

 

CLUB TO MANAGE AND OPERATE FULL CATERING SERVICES

 

Dear Members,

 

We are delighted to announce the new strategy for the catering services to commence 1st of May, 2018. After much consideration and analysis to the existing model of outsourcing catering services vs alternative business models, it has been decided the club go forward with an in-house model. 

 

In the past, with a volunteer and operational board, it would have been impossible and risky to consider an in-house model. Today with a professional management team, we are confident that all catering and events can be managed effectively in-house.  Of course, we trust members will support the new catering team, not because they are the clubs caterer but because they provide excellent quality, service and value for money.


Our overall goal is to add value to Ranelagh Club through membership satisfaction, appeal to new members and gain financial contribution to the club. We understand the need to continually provide value and benefit to the membership base, as well as maintain commercial sustainability. 

 

 Why In-House? 

 

  • Board and Management take member feedback seriously
  • To provide sustainability to enable the club to grow to a new level
  • Time to 100% integrate the team and be immersed in the same “customer centric" culture

 

Thus, despite some high calibre organisations participating in the Caterer Expression of Interest process, the board were also considering the in-house model. 

 

As a club member what are the benefits?

 

The upside is:-

 

  • Knowing that every dollar spent at the bistro will be to the benefit of our club
  • Control of the food and beverage menus
  • Consistency in the overall quality of service from the club
  • An ability to better structure and present to members an annual calendar of events
  • A new look to the bar and dining area
  • Potential rewards when buying "a round" for friends at the bar or enjoying a meal when paying with your membership card

Appointment of Caitlin Hall, Catering and Events Manager

 

We are delighted to announce Caitlin Hall, Ranelagh's new Catering & Events Manager.  A Mount Eliza local and passionate foodie with 15 years in the hospitality industry, Caitlin’s  extensive depth of knowledge, passion and industry relationships are impressive.            

 

Most recently Caitlin was co-founder of Mr Hall Catering Company, providing on trend and a "local approach" to event catering. Mr Hall Catering operates at many venues and Caitlin developed strong relationships with suppliers on the Mornington Peninsula.

 

Caitlin’s experience also includes successfully operating a fine dining restaurant, The White

Room, Mount Hotham.  

 

Educated at Deakin University, qualifications include Undergraduate Health Science Degree Nutrition & Health Promotion.

 

Caitlin will be charged with the recruitment and day-to-day management of a new hospitality team. She will report to Rod Austin, General Manager. 

 

What’s Next?


It will be a tight timeline. Caitlin will commence on Tuesday 3 April. Her first goal will be to draft a feasible timeline for this major transition period.  This includes the recruitment of a new team, new suppliers and putting processes in place.


Our goal is to be ready and fresh by the start of May but there is a chance that there could be a time when facilities are not accessible to members. The club will keep you updated on progress during the transitional stage via eNews, Facebook and signage within the club grounds.

 

The Board are very excited taking this new direction, and ask you to support our Club and Caitlin with our first year of operations and to expect positive experiences

 

 

 


 

 

What's on this week @ Ranelagh!

 

Monday

23rd April

- Social Tennis 9am

- Swimming Group 6.30pm

- Bistro Closed

Tuesday

24th April

- Mid-week ladies Tennis

- Learn to Play Golf Course

 (Week 2)

- Mixed Doubles Social Tennis Competition

- Bistro Closed

Wednesday

25th April

- ANZAC Day Public Holiday

- Swimming Group (ROWS) 6.30pm

- Bistro open for Dinner from 5pm

+ $8 Pizza Night

Thursday

26th April

- Social Tennis 9am

- Mid-week ladies Tennis

- Bistro open for Dinner from 5pm

- Mens Doubles Social Tennis Competition

Friday

27th April

- Bistro open for Lunch from 12pm & Dinner from 5pm +

Happy Hour from 5pm - 6.30pm

Saturday

28th April

- ROWS Swimming Group 6.30am

- PTA Junior Tennis Competition

- Women's Social Tennis 2pm

- Bistro Closed for Private Function INXSIVE Live Music (Ticketed Event)

Sunday

29th April

- Cycling Group 8am

- ROWS Swimming Group 6.30am

- Bistro Closed 28 April - 12th May for renovations

 

 

For members...

 


 

Learn to Play Golf

for Kids @ Ranelagh

4 Week Course

 

As a follow up to the Come & Try Day, PGA Professional Sean Kerschenberg is offering Golf Lessons to Ranelagh Members.

These lessons will run Tuesday evenings over 4 weeks commencing 17th April to 8th May.

4 Week Course - $100 per person
Tuesday evenings from 17th April - 8th May
Session 1:  Under 10 years 3.50pm - 4.50pm
Session 2:  10 years and over 4.50pm - 5.50pm

In the event of inclement weather we would have access to X Golf in Mornington to conduct our classes at no extra cost.  This would be communicated to parents prior to classes.

Please let Sean Kirschenberg know if you are keen to register your child in this exciting new activity for Ranelagh Members. 

Sean Kirschenberg:
Future of Golf
Mobile :  0418 552 668


Book Club Meeting

Wednesday 23rd May

 

6pm in the Club House

 

All members are welcome to join in the discussion group on Wednesday evening at 6pm in the Club House.

 

Little Fires Everywhere

Author:  Celecte Ng


 

 

Farewell OVE with a bang!

IN
XSIVE Live from 8pm, Food on sale 6pm -8pm
Saturday 28 April 2018 at 6:00pm
BUY TICKETS

 

 


April 2018 Calendar

 

Download a copy of our April Calendar HERE
 

 

 



Member Weekly E-news

 

Members receive a weekly update on what's happening at the Club covering everything from Dining, Grounds Works, Sailing, Tennis, just about anything that is happening.

 

Download a copy of our weekly member e-news HERE

 

 

Ranelagh Club Brochure

For information on the Ranelagh Club, download a copy of our Club brochure HERE