Club Update

Covid-19
Special Support for Staff

From the Troncmaster
 

I am writing as usual on behalf of the Staff - but in circumstances that are totally unusual.  The virus which is sweeping into our country is causing most of us to stay at home, or far away.
 
The Club has almost no visitors.  We feel sure that this situation is temporary.  We have seen some countries in the East overcoming the virus and starting to improve.
 
We like to assume that our island kingdom will also succeed, and that we can expect later in the year to be busier than ever.  We have had worse experiences in the Club’s 196-year history.
 
At this exceptional time, may I ask you all to make an exceptional gesture to help the Club Staff tide over this period of inactivity and uncertainty.  I would like to propose that every Town Member should contribute a special £200 to the Oriental Club Staff Fund, and at least £100 from Country and Overseas Members.
 
Please join me in this campaign, for which I am making a personal gift of £1,000. 
 
In order to make your donation, please  email mailto:membership@orientalclub.org.uk with confirmation of the amount and indicate which of the following options is your preference:

• Charge this donation to your House Account
• Pay by Bank Transfer - the Club's Bank Details are below.  
   Account number: 58803106    
   Sort code: 60 - 40 - 02
   Account Name: Oriental Club Staff Fund
   Bank: National Westminster Bank plc
   Transfer Reference: Surname and Initials e.g. Smith J A  

• Please indicate if you would like a member of Staff to call you to take a card payment over the telephone - we would prefer you to request a call rather than calling the Club directly 
   at the present time unless it is an emergency.
 
Your sincerely, 
 
Martin Gordon OBE
Troncmaster