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The American Club News

Featured News

Introduce a friend to join the Club and get rewarded* with up to $500 F&B dining vouchers!

 

The Club’s e-services such as viewing of Statement of Accounts and sên Spa bookings are currently suspended until further notice. In lieu of the suspension, Members will continue to receive their physical Statement of Accounts via postal mail. To request for a copy of your Statement of Accounts, please call the Concierge at 6737-3411 or email accounts@amclub.org.sg.

To book a sên Spa appointment, please email spa@amclub.org.sg or call 6739-4449.

If you wish to update your mailing address, please email accounts@amclub.org.sg.

Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Building a community of support – through the best and worst of times.

Families help each other when times are tough, and The American Club family is no different. In 2015, Club Members raised the idea of an employee relief fund to help Team Members in times of hardships and emergencies. Originally known as the Emergency & Education Fund, a formal proposal was put forward to the General Committee and was approved shortly after to which is now known as the EAGLE (Emergency Access Grant for Club Employees) Fund. 

Over the years, the EAGLE Fund has helped numerous Team Members alleviate their financial burdens arising from mounting hospitalization bills to homes being destroyed by flash floods, among others.

Aquatics Swim-a-thon Goes Swimmingly Well

This year, the Aquatics team kicked off the annual EAGLE Fund fundraiser with a Swim a-thon. 12 teams with a total of 72 swimmers came together on sunny Sunday February to complete their goal of swimming 74 laps per team in Team Gold Stripes an hour. Members showed their support by sponsoring their favorite swim teams.

For the first time in the history of the EAGLE Fund, both the Junior and Senior swim squads participated in this fundraising event together. They started bright and early at 8:30 a.m. in the morning, sporting their “EAGLE Fund Supporter” swimming caps, and swam their hearts out.

Another first this year, the teams in each category that raised the most amount of money would have their names inscribed onto the EAGLE Fund Shield to be proudly displayed at the Pool. With this incentive in mind, the heat was on. All six teams managed to complete the 74 laps in under an hour and collectively raised an outstanding $6,215, with Team Gold Stripes raising the most money – $1,450 – and securing their place on the Shield.

The main event started at 10:30 a.m., with the Masters Swim Team taking to the water. Members’ favorites Team Wonder Women and Team Top Gun made a comeback this year, along with a few new faces such as Team Spice Girls and Team Shaken Not Stirred. We also saw Team Abdul and Team Fasala participating again this year.

The competition heated up as the Masters swimmers went head on to see which team could complete the laps in the shortest time. Team Top Gun emerged victorious, and managed to retain the title of “Fastest Swim Team ” from the last Swim-a-thon.

Not too far off from the Junior and Senior swim squads, the Masters Swim Team raised a total of $6,720, with Team Abdul raising the most money – $1,650 – and securing their spot on the Shield beside Team Gold Stripes.

In total, the Aquatics Swim-a-thon raised $12,935.

The Tennis Team Plays It Forward

This year’s EAGLE Fund Tennis Tournament was a month-long fundraising event which ran from March 1 to April 2, 2022. 27 Doubles teams from four different categories – Open Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Parent & Child Doubles – played in a round-robin format, where the top two teams from each category would advance to the finals.

The finals were held on April 2 at the Club with supporters cheering on their favorite teams from the stands. The day ended with a prize presentation to the following winners:

Open Doubles – Team Gautam & Luv

Women’s Doubles – Team Sheila & Louise

Mixed Doubles – TeamYD & Pipere

Parent & Child Doubles – Team Brent & Hanna

The Tournament managed to raise $10,789 for the EAGLE Fund. Special thanks to Member Bill Cornwell who co-organized the tournament, and to all the participants for making the event a success. With that, the Aquatics Swim-a-thon and Tennis Tournament raised a grand total of $23,724, all of which went directly to the EAGLE Fund to provide short-term financial assistance to the Club’s Team Members in need.

The Future of EAGLE Fund

When asked about his hopes for the near future, Bill Cornwell, one of the founding members of EAGLE Fund who has been a Club Member for over 26 years said, “I look forward to it becoming a month-long tradition every month of March that Members will be excited about. I also hope that more outlets and departments will be involved in this annual event to raise more money for the Fund. For a start, we could perhaps bring back the pro tennis exhibition matches and on-court silent auction for next year’s EAGLE Fund event.”

“Having been in the Club and Hospitality industries before, I know how hard the Team Members work to make Members happy. One of the reasons why the EAGLE Fund was founded was for Members to show their appreciation for all the hard work that the Team Members do. We want them to know that they will have the Club and Members’ support in times of crisis or hardship.”

Visit our Summer magazine 2022 to read more articles!

Team Members step up to achieve better health through the National Steps Challenge.

Keeping fit or being active can be daunting, especially when we live in such a fast paced society, with work, family and other commitments taking up much of our time. However, studies have shown that even small increments of physical activity can lead to significant health improvements. According to the Health Promotion Board, for a sedentary adult, walking the recommended 7,500 to 10,000 steps daily can help lower high blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels, and improve glucose control .

To nudge Singaporeans to walk more, the Health Promotion Board introduced the National Steps Challenge in 2015 to encourage people to lead a more active lifestyle by taking more steps, and rewarding them with vouchers for hitting their daily target.

During a recent health survey and screening conducted by the Club for its Team Members, results showed that many Team Members suffered from high cholesterol and high blood pressure. In response to this, Team Wellness was formed with the aim of enhancing the health and well-being of Team Members and to build camaraderie through initiatives such as fitness activities, health talks and screening, and mental wellness programs.

One such fitness activity that Team Wellness has signed the Club up for is the National Steps Corporate Challenge that sees organizations nationwide and inter-company compete against each other based on the highest daily average step count.

At the end of the 15-week steps challenge, the Club placed 13th in the industry ranking and 60th in the national ranking.

Walking to Good Health

From our Management team, Senior Director of Finance, Angie, leaves the house at 5:00 a.m every morning. for her morning brisk walk. She straps on her steps tracker to clock the number of steps she will take. On weekday mornings alone, she hits 11,000 to 12,000 steps easily as she walks and jogs around the vicinity of her home. During lunch time, she makes an effort to get out of the office to clock in more steps. At the end of the day, Angie would have clocked in an average of 20,000 steps, equivalent to walking nearly 15km!

A nature lover, Angie unwinds with her family on the weekend by venturing to the various parks and nature reserves around Singapore such as Thomson Nature Reserve, Bedok Reservoir, East Coast Park and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. She also gets out of the house to do the occasional weekend grocery shopping in order to break away from lounging at home all day.

Angie is no stranger to the world of exercise. She started exercising daily since she was diagnosed with diabetes in 1999. Initially, she would do more high impact exercises such as running and cardio activities, but as age caught up with her, she turned to less strenuous forms of exercise such as brisk walking and jogging.

“Brisk walking is an easy, convenient and effective way of keeping my blood sugar down. It also helps me maintain a healthy lifestyle so that I can have the occasional indulgence as I love food,” said Angie.

“Since I am already walking so much everyday, why not earn myself some vouchers while doing so?” Angie on why she decided to take part in the National Steps Corporate Challenge. Angie has consistently been the Club’s Top 5 “steppers” week on week since the steps challenge started in January, and has no plans on stepping down from the top.

Wonders of Brisk Walking

Rodel, Lifeguard and Swim Coach from the Aquatics team said his motivation for joining the National Steps Corporate Challenge was driven by health reasons and his desire to live a long life. “Although I have been doing different forms of exercise throughout the years, I like the idea of constantly moving and exploring beautiful sceneries – so I decided to join the National Steps Corporate Challenge,” he explained.

Three months on, Rodel is the Club’s top stepper week on week, clocking in an average of 30,000 steps a day. Rodel shares, “When I first found out about this challenge, I shared it with my friends and encouraged them to join me so that we can go brisk walking and jogging together.”

Rodel’s go-to brisk walking spots are the Botanic Gardens, Marina Bay Sands and MacRitchie Resevoir where he frequents twice a week. As part of his daily routine, he also chooses to take the stairs instead of the lift at the Club, and walks to the nearby malls during his breaks.

Apart from keeping fit, another benefit that he reaped was weight loss – he had shed close to 4kg since embarking on the steps challenge. He also shared that brisk walking has helped him relieve stress and get better sleep at night.

For those who are still unsure about stepping up to the challenge to reap the health benefits, Rodel ’s advice is to “start slow, do what you can and work your way up. When you start, it’s actually much easier than you’d think – the more you walk, the less lethargic you feel .”

Visit our Summer magazine 2022 to read more articles!

Introduce a friend to join the Club and get rewarded* with up to $500 F&B dining vouchers!

 

The Club’s e-services such as viewing of Statement of Accounts and sên Spa bookings are currently suspended until further notice. In lieu of the suspension, Members will continue to receive their physical Statement of Accounts via postal mail. To request for a copy of your Statement of Accounts, please call the Concierge at 6737-3411 or email accounts@amclub.org.sg.

To book a sên Spa appointment, please email spa@amclub.org.sg or call 6739-4449.

If you wish to update your mailing address, please email accounts@amclub.org.sg.

Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Building a community of support – through the best and worst of times.

Families help each other when times are tough, and The American Club family is no different. In 2015, Club Members raised the idea of an employee relief fund to help Team Members in times of hardships and emergencies. Originally known as the Emergency & Education Fund, a formal proposal was put forward to the General Committee and was approved shortly after to which is now known as the EAGLE (Emergency Access Grant for Club Employees) Fund. 

Over the years, the EAGLE Fund has helped numerous Team Members alleviate their financial burdens arising from mounting hospitalization bills to homes being destroyed by flash floods, among others.

Aquatics Swim-a-thon Goes Swimmingly Well

This year, the Aquatics team kicked off the annual EAGLE Fund fundraiser with a Swim a-thon. 12 teams with a total of 72 swimmers came together on sunny Sunday February to complete their goal of swimming 74 laps per team in Team Gold Stripes an hour. Members showed their support by sponsoring their favorite swim teams.

For the first time in the history of the EAGLE Fund, both the Junior and Senior swim squads participated in this fundraising event together. They started bright and early at 8:30 a.m. in the morning, sporting their “EAGLE Fund Supporter” swimming caps, and swam their hearts out.

Another first this year, the teams in each category that raised the most amount of money would have their names inscribed onto the EAGLE Fund Shield to be proudly displayed at the Pool. With this incentive in mind, the heat was on. All six teams managed to complete the 74 laps in under an hour and collectively raised an outstanding $6,215, with Team Gold Stripes raising the most money – $1,450 – and securing their place on the Shield.

The main event started at 10:30 a.m., with the Masters Swim Team taking to the water. Members’ favorites Team Wonder Women and Team Top Gun made a comeback this year, along with a few new faces such as Team Spice Girls and Team Shaken Not Stirred. We also saw Team Abdul and Team Fasala participating again this year.

The competition heated up as the Masters swimmers went head on to see which team could complete the laps in the shortest time. Team Top Gun emerged victorious, and managed to retain the title of “Fastest Swim Team ” from the last Swim-a-thon.

Not too far off from the Junior and Senior swim squads, the Masters Swim Team raised a total of $6,720, with Team Abdul raising the most money – $1,650 – and securing their spot on the Shield beside Team Gold Stripes.

In total, the Aquatics Swim-a-thon raised $12,935.

The Tennis Team Plays It Forward

This year’s EAGLE Fund Tennis Tournament was a month-long fundraising event which ran from March 1 to April 2, 2022. 27 Doubles teams from four different categories – Open Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Parent & Child Doubles – played in a round-robin format, where the top two teams from each category would advance to the finals.

The finals were held on April 2 at the Club with supporters cheering on their favorite teams from the stands. The day ended with a prize presentation to the following winners:

Open Doubles – Team Gautam & Luv

Women’s Doubles – Team Sheila & Louise

Mixed Doubles – TeamYD & Pipere

Parent & Child Doubles – Team Brent & Hanna

The Tournament managed to raise $10,789 for the EAGLE Fund. Special thanks to Member Bill Cornwell who co-organized the tournament, and to all the participants for making the event a success. With that, the Aquatics Swim-a-thon and Tennis Tournament raised a grand total of $23,724, all of which went directly to the EAGLE Fund to provide short-term financial assistance to the Club’s Team Members in need.

The Future of EAGLE Fund

When asked about his hopes for the near future, Bill Cornwell, one of the founding members of EAGLE Fund who has been a Club Member for over 26 years said, “I look forward to it becoming a month-long tradition every month of March that Members will be excited about. I also hope that more outlets and departments will be involved in this annual event to raise more money for the Fund. For a start, we could perhaps bring back the pro tennis exhibition matches and on-court silent auction for next year’s EAGLE Fund event.”

“Having been in the Club and Hospitality industries before, I know how hard the Team Members work to make Members happy. One of the reasons why the EAGLE Fund was founded was for Members to show their appreciation for all the hard work that the Team Members do. We want them to know that they will have the Club and Members’ support in times of crisis or hardship.”

Visit our Summer magazine 2022 to read more articles!

Team Members step up to achieve better health through the National Steps Challenge.

Keeping fit or being active can be daunting, especially when we live in such a fast paced society, with work, family and other commitments taking up much of our time. However, studies have shown that even small increments of physical activity can lead to significant health improvements. According to the Health Promotion Board, for a sedentary adult, walking the recommended 7,500 to 10,000 steps daily can help lower high blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels, and improve glucose control .

To nudge Singaporeans to walk more, the Health Promotion Board introduced the National Steps Challenge in 2015 to encourage people to lead a more active lifestyle by taking more steps, and rewarding them with vouchers for hitting their daily target.

During a recent health survey and screening conducted by the Club for its Team Members, results showed that many Team Members suffered from high cholesterol and high blood pressure. In response to this, Team Wellness was formed with the aim of enhancing the health and well-being of Team Members and to build camaraderie through initiatives such as fitness activities, health talks and screening, and mental wellness programs.

One such fitness activity that Team Wellness has signed the Club up for is the National Steps Corporate Challenge that sees organizations nationwide and inter-company compete against each other based on the highest daily average step count.

At the end of the 15-week steps challenge, the Club placed 13th in the industry ranking and 60th in the national ranking.

Walking to Good Health

From our Management team, Senior Director of Finance, Angie, leaves the house at 5:00 a.m every morning. for her morning brisk walk. She straps on her steps tracker to clock the number of steps she will take. On weekday mornings alone, she hits 11,000 to 12,000 steps easily as she walks and jogs around the vicinity of her home. During lunch time, she makes an effort to get out of the office to clock in more steps. At the end of the day, Angie would have clocked in an average of 20,000 steps, equivalent to walking nearly 15km!

A nature lover, Angie unwinds with her family on the weekend by venturing to the various parks and nature reserves around Singapore such as Thomson Nature Reserve, Bedok Reservoir, East Coast Park and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. She also gets out of the house to do the occasional weekend grocery shopping in order to break away from lounging at home all day.

Angie is no stranger to the world of exercise. She started exercising daily since she was diagnosed with diabetes in 1999. Initially, she would do more high impact exercises such as running and cardio activities, but as age caught up with her, she turned to less strenuous forms of exercise such as brisk walking and jogging.

“Brisk walking is an easy, convenient and effective way of keeping my blood sugar down. It also helps me maintain a healthy lifestyle so that I can have the occasional indulgence as I love food,” said Angie.

“Since I am already walking so much everyday, why not earn myself some vouchers while doing so?” Angie on why she decided to take part in the National Steps Corporate Challenge. Angie has consistently been the Club’s Top 5 “steppers” week on week since the steps challenge started in January, and has no plans on stepping down from the top.

Wonders of Brisk Walking

Rodel, Lifeguard and Swim Coach from the Aquatics team said his motivation for joining the National Steps Corporate Challenge was driven by health reasons and his desire to live a long life. “Although I have been doing different forms of exercise throughout the years, I like the idea of constantly moving and exploring beautiful sceneries – so I decided to join the National Steps Corporate Challenge,” he explained.

Three months on, Rodel is the Club’s top stepper week on week, clocking in an average of 30,000 steps a day. Rodel shares, “When I first found out about this challenge, I shared it with my friends and encouraged them to join me so that we can go brisk walking and jogging together.”

Rodel’s go-to brisk walking spots are the Botanic Gardens, Marina Bay Sands and MacRitchie Resevoir where he frequents twice a week. As part of his daily routine, he also chooses to take the stairs instead of the lift at the Club, and walks to the nearby malls during his breaks.

Apart from keeping fit, another benefit that he reaped was weight loss – he had shed close to 4kg since embarking on the steps challenge. He also shared that brisk walking has helped him relieve stress and get better sleep at night.

For those who are still unsure about stepping up to the challenge to reap the health benefits, Rodel ’s advice is to “start slow, do what you can and work your way up. When you start, it’s actually much easier than you’d think – the more you walk, the less lethargic you feel .”

Visit our Summer magazine 2022 to read more articles!

MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Spend more and get more rewards.

The American Club Niche Group is a program that rewards spend and membership tenure. There are four tiers – Elite, VIP, 15K and 10K – and each group brings its own recognition and rewards ranging from monthly exclusive privileges, birthday benefits, special rates for Club-wide events, special prices on festive takeaways and more. The Niche Group Program is a great way to enhance your Club experience and get the most out of your membership.

Niche Group Qualification 2022
Good news! The General Committee has approved the extension of the qualification concession. The 20% re-qualification discount will apply for the calendar year 2022. This means that you only need to spend *$16,000 to qualify for Elite; *$12,000 to qualify for 15K; and *$8,000 to qualify for 10K.

*Based on cumulative calendar year spending, excluding monthly dues, fees, fines and reciprocal Club spending. Your year-to-date spending is printed at the bottom of your monthly statement of account.

Are you a little short in qualifying for the next tier?
Here are some ideas to help you get there:
• Purchase a sên Spa package for pampering treats from head to toe
• Purchase a Group Fitness class package to keep fit and stay in tip-top shape
• Purchase vouchers which you can use at a later date or as gifts to fellow Members
• Sign-up your little ones for our popular Youth Camps and Classes
• Tuck into Club favorites in the comforts of your own home by ordering from TAC2Go!
• No matter the occasion, we have the perfect reds, whites and bubbly for you. Purchase them from The Gourmet Pantry or on Bottles2Go!
• Gift your friends and family unique and premium gifts from The Gourmet Pantry

REWARDS MADE JUST FOR YOU

ELITE
Spend $20,000 in a calendar year to qualify

• Welcome gift: $250 (5 x $50) Club-wide dining vouchers and $150 (3 x $50) sên Spa vouchers*
• Invitation to two annual Elite parties
• Dining privileges of up to 25% off at selected F&B outlets
• Up to 20% off treatments at sên Spa
• 10% off dry cleaning and laundry services at Essentials
• Membership card replacement charge waiver
• Special rates for selected Club events
• Ad hoc privileges for wine events, festive takeaways and more
• Exclusive birthday privileges including $50 off at The 2nd Floor
• Free parking for up to two cars (worth $522.50)
• Wedding anniversary privilege – enjoy $100 off dining at The 2nd Floor
• Annual welcome gift

VIP
At least 25 years of active membership to qualify

• Welcome gift: $200 (4 x $50) Club-wide dining vouchers (new VIP Members only)
• Invitation to the annual VIP party
• Dining privileges of up to 25% off at selected F&B outlets
• Up to 20% off treatments at sên Spa
• 10% off dry cleaning and laundry services at Essentials
• Membership card replacement charge waiver
• Special rates for selected Club events
• Ad hoc privileges for wine events, festive takeaways and more
• Exclusive birthday privileges including $50 off at The 2nd Floor

15K
Spend $15,000 in a calendar year to qualify

• Welcome gift: $200 (4 x $50) Club-wide dining vouchers
• Invitation to the annual 15K party
• Dining privileges of up to 20% off at selected F&B outlets
• Up to 15% off treatments at sên Spa
• 10% off dry cleaning and laundry services at Essentials
• Membership card replacement charge waiver
• Special rates for selected Club events
• Ad hoc privileges for wine events, festive takeaways and more
• Exclusive birthday privileges including $40 off at The 2nd Floor
• Free parking for one car (worth $137.50)

10K
Spend $10,000 in a calendar year to qualify

• Welcome gift: $200 (4 x $50) Club-wide dining vouchers
• Invitation to the annual 15K party
• Dining privileges of up to 20% off at selected F&B outlets
• Up to 15% off treatments at sên Spa
• 10% off dry cleaning and laundry services at Essentials
• Membership card replacement charge waiver
• Special rates for selected Club events
• Ad hoc privileges for wine events, festive takeaways and more
• Exclusive birthday privileges including $40 off at The 2nd Floor
• Free parking for one car (worth $137.50)

*Members who achieved Elite status from 15K status in the same year will only receive the difference in vouchers value ($50 dining voucher and $150 sên Spa vouchers) to honor the upgrade from 15K status. Full Elite welcome vouchers will be given upon requalification.

For more information about the Niche Group Program, please contact the Membership Manager at membership@amclub.org.sg

The Club reserves the right to modify the Niche Group Loyalty Program benefits without prior notice.

Visit our Summer magazine 2022 to read more articles!

Dan Durkin, Director of Food & Beverage, dishes out tips and tricks on how to make healthy food taste delicious – even your vegetable-loathing munchkins will love it.

Struggling to prepare healthy meals that not only are kind to your waistline, but also taste good on your fork? You’re not alone. Many home cooks have a tough time figuring out how to make healthy food taste delicious. And many assume that only unhealthy food tastes good , while healthy food is too tasteless and looks a little sadder on the plate. Fortunately, they’re wrong. Check out some of Dan’s healthy eating tips for making any healthy meal into one you’ll savor.

A Little Goes a Long Way

A little bit of salt won’t hurt you. But don’t fall into the trap of adding way too much salt to make up for a meal’s low fat content. Cut back on salt and try herbs and spices instead.

Into the Oven

Many people hate the taste of super-healthy veggies, such as beetroot. But you can learn to love them and benefit from their nutritional content by preparing them the right way. Mellow or balance out the earthy flavors of beets by roasting them. Just cut off the leaves and stem. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and bake them for at least half an hour. Peel and serve with mustard. Roasting works great with other veggies, too. Most just need to be tossed with a bit of olive oil and topped with spices.

The Trending Vegetable

Steam and puree cauliflower, and use it in place of cream In dishes, such as risotto or creamed spinach, swapping the high-fat cream of cauliflower makes the dish lighter and healthier. But this unlikely swap also adds extra fiber, vitamins, and nutrients to your meal.

The Club’s Healthy Options

Let it sit briefly then strain and refrigerate. The American Club offers a plethora of low-calorie, plant-based and meatless dishes. 

Head down to Tradewinds and get their Superfood Chopped Salad, a beautiful bowl of mesclun greens, spinach, kale, avocado, grapes, broccolini, almonds and sunflower seeds wrapped in a layer of balsamic vinegar. 

Or swing by Union Bar for the meatless alternative to the Korean Fried Chicken – Korean Cauliflower Bites. Or try Dan’s ultimate favorite Grillhouse Impossible Burger, a plant-based patty topped with guacamole, American cheese and roasted garlic aioli spread.

Liquid Gold

If you’re cooking healthy meals, you already know to use butter in moderation. Supercharge butter with herbs and spices so you can use less overall. Thyme, garlic , and lemon zest all make great additions, especially if you’re cooking meat. Just heat the butter in a saucepan until it foams, then remove it from the heat, and add your herbs, spices, or flavoring of choice. Let it sit briefly then strain and refrigerate. With these simple tips, eating healthy can be flavorful, nutritious and fun.

Visit our Summer magazine 2022 to read more articles!

Latest News

Introduce a friend to join the Club and get rewarded* with up to $500 F&B dining vouchers!

 

The Club’s e-services such as viewing of Statement of Accounts and sên Spa bookings are currently suspended until further notice. In lieu of the suspension, Members will continue to receive their physical Statement of Accounts via postal mail. To request for a copy of your Statement of Accounts, please call the Concierge at 6737-3411 or email accounts@amclub.org.sg.

To book a sên Spa appointment, please email spa@amclub.org.sg or call 6739-4449.

If you wish to update your mailing address, please email accounts@amclub.org.sg.

Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Building a community of support – through the best and worst of times.

Families help each other when times are tough, and The American Club family is no different. In 2015, Club Members raised the idea of an employee relief fund to help Team Members in times of hardships and emergencies. Originally known as the Emergency & Education Fund, a formal proposal was put forward to the General Committee and was approved shortly after to which is now known as the EAGLE (Emergency Access Grant for Club Employees) Fund. 

Over the years, the EAGLE Fund has helped numerous Team Members alleviate their financial burdens arising from mounting hospitalization bills to homes being destroyed by flash floods, among others.

Aquatics Swim-a-thon Goes Swimmingly Well

This year, the Aquatics team kicked off the annual EAGLE Fund fundraiser with a Swim a-thon. 12 teams with a total of 72 swimmers came together on sunny Sunday February to complete their goal of swimming 74 laps per team in Team Gold Stripes an hour. Members showed their support by sponsoring their favorite swim teams.

For the first time in the history of the EAGLE Fund, both the Junior and Senior swim squads participated in this fundraising event together. They started bright and early at 8:30 a.m. in the morning, sporting their “EAGLE Fund Supporter” swimming caps, and swam their hearts out.

Another first this year, the teams in each category that raised the most amount of money would have their names inscribed onto the EAGLE Fund Shield to be proudly displayed at the Pool. With this incentive in mind, the heat was on. All six teams managed to complete the 74 laps in under an hour and collectively raised an outstanding $6,215, with Team Gold Stripes raising the most money – $1,450 – and securing their place on the Shield.

The main event started at 10:30 a.m., with the Masters Swim Team taking to the water. Members’ favorites Team Wonder Women and Team Top Gun made a comeback this year, along with a few new faces such as Team Spice Girls and Team Shaken Not Stirred. We also saw Team Abdul and Team Fasala participating again this year.

The competition heated up as the Masters swimmers went head on to see which team could complete the laps in the shortest time. Team Top Gun emerged victorious, and managed to retain the title of “Fastest Swim Team ” from the last Swim-a-thon.

Not too far off from the Junior and Senior swim squads, the Masters Swim Team raised a total of $6,720, with Team Abdul raising the most money – $1,650 – and securing their spot on the Shield beside Team Gold Stripes.

In total, the Aquatics Swim-a-thon raised $12,935.

The Tennis Team Plays It Forward

This year’s EAGLE Fund Tennis Tournament was a month-long fundraising event which ran from March 1 to April 2, 2022. 27 Doubles teams from four different categories – Open Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Parent & Child Doubles – played in a round-robin format, where the top two teams from each category would advance to the finals.

The finals were held on April 2 at the Club with supporters cheering on their favorite teams from the stands. The day ended with a prize presentation to the following winners:

Open Doubles – Team Gautam & Luv

Women’s Doubles – Team Sheila & Louise

Mixed Doubles – TeamYD & Pipere

Parent & Child Doubles – Team Brent & Hanna

The Tournament managed to raise $10,789 for the EAGLE Fund. Special thanks to Member Bill Cornwell who co-organized the tournament, and to all the participants for making the event a success. With that, the Aquatics Swim-a-thon and Tennis Tournament raised a grand total of $23,724, all of which went directly to the EAGLE Fund to provide short-term financial assistance to the Club’s Team Members in need.

The Future of EAGLE Fund

When asked about his hopes for the near future, Bill Cornwell, one of the founding members of EAGLE Fund who has been a Club Member for over 26 years said, “I look forward to it becoming a month-long tradition every month of March that Members will be excited about. I also hope that more outlets and departments will be involved in this annual event to raise more money for the Fund. For a start, we could perhaps bring back the pro tennis exhibition matches and on-court silent auction for next year’s EAGLE Fund event.”

“Having been in the Club and Hospitality industries before, I know how hard the Team Members work to make Members happy. One of the reasons why the EAGLE Fund was founded was for Members to show their appreciation for all the hard work that the Team Members do. We want them to know that they will have the Club and Members’ support in times of crisis or hardship.”

Visit our Summer magazine 2022 to read more articles!

Team Members step up to achieve better health through the National Steps Challenge.

Keeping fit or being active can be daunting, especially when we live in such a fast paced society, with work, family and other commitments taking up much of our time. However, studies have shown that even small increments of physical activity can lead to significant health improvements. According to the Health Promotion Board, for a sedentary adult, walking the recommended 7,500 to 10,000 steps daily can help lower high blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels, and improve glucose control .

To nudge Singaporeans to walk more, the Health Promotion Board introduced the National Steps Challenge in 2015 to encourage people to lead a more active lifestyle by taking more steps, and rewarding them with vouchers for hitting their daily target.

During a recent health survey and screening conducted by the Club for its Team Members, results showed that many Team Members suffered from high cholesterol and high blood pressure. In response to this, Team Wellness was formed with the aim of enhancing the health and well-being of Team Members and to build camaraderie through initiatives such as fitness activities, health talks and screening, and mental wellness programs.

One such fitness activity that Team Wellness has signed the Club up for is the National Steps Corporate Challenge that sees organizations nationwide and inter-company compete against each other based on the highest daily average step count.

At the end of the 15-week steps challenge, the Club placed 13th in the industry ranking and 60th in the national ranking.

Walking to Good Health

From our Management team, Senior Director of Finance, Angie, leaves the house at 5:00 a.m every morning. for her morning brisk walk. She straps on her steps tracker to clock the number of steps she will take. On weekday mornings alone, she hits 11,000 to 12,000 steps easily as she walks and jogs around the vicinity of her home. During lunch time, she makes an effort to get out of the office to clock in more steps. At the end of the day, Angie would have clocked in an average of 20,000 steps, equivalent to walking nearly 15km!

A nature lover, Angie unwinds with her family on the weekend by venturing to the various parks and nature reserves around Singapore such as Thomson Nature Reserve, Bedok Reservoir, East Coast Park and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. She also gets out of the house to do the occasional weekend grocery shopping in order to break away from lounging at home all day.

Angie is no stranger to the world of exercise. She started exercising daily since she was diagnosed with diabetes in 1999. Initially, she would do more high impact exercises such as running and cardio activities, but as age caught up with her, she turned to less strenuous forms of exercise such as brisk walking and jogging.

“Brisk walking is an easy, convenient and effective way of keeping my blood sugar down. It also helps me maintain a healthy lifestyle so that I can have the occasional indulgence as I love food,” said Angie.

“Since I am already walking so much everyday, why not earn myself some vouchers while doing so?” Angie on why she decided to take part in the National Steps Corporate Challenge. Angie has consistently been the Club’s Top 5 “steppers” week on week since the steps challenge started in January, and has no plans on stepping down from the top.

Wonders of Brisk Walking

Rodel, Lifeguard and Swim Coach from the Aquatics team said his motivation for joining the National Steps Corporate Challenge was driven by health reasons and his desire to live a long life. “Although I have been doing different forms of exercise throughout the years, I like the idea of constantly moving and exploring beautiful sceneries – so I decided to join the National Steps Corporate Challenge,” he explained.

Three months on, Rodel is the Club’s top stepper week on week, clocking in an average of 30,000 steps a day. Rodel shares, “When I first found out about this challenge, I shared it with my friends and encouraged them to join me so that we can go brisk walking and jogging together.”

Rodel’s go-to brisk walking spots are the Botanic Gardens, Marina Bay Sands and MacRitchie Resevoir where he frequents twice a week. As part of his daily routine, he also chooses to take the stairs instead of the lift at the Club, and walks to the nearby malls during his breaks.

Apart from keeping fit, another benefit that he reaped was weight loss – he had shed close to 4kg since embarking on the steps challenge. He also shared that brisk walking has helped him relieve stress and get better sleep at night.

For those who are still unsure about stepping up to the challenge to reap the health benefits, Rodel ’s advice is to “start slow, do what you can and work your way up. When you start, it’s actually much easier than you’d think – the more you walk, the less lethargic you feel .”

Visit our Summer magazine 2022 to read more articles!

MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Spend more and get more rewards.

The American Club Niche Group is a program that rewards spend and membership tenure. There are four tiers – Elite, VIP, 15K and 10K – and each group brings its own recognition and rewards ranging from monthly exclusive privileges, birthday benefits, special rates for Club-wide events, special prices on festive takeaways and more. The Niche Group Program is a great way to enhance your Club experience and get the most out of your membership.

Niche Group Qualification 2022
Good news! The General Committee has approved the extension of the qualification concession. The 20% re-qualification discount will apply for the calendar year 2022. This means that you only need to spend *$16,000 to qualify for Elite; *$12,000 to qualify for 15K; and *$8,000 to qualify for 10K.

*Based on cumulative calendar year spending, excluding monthly dues, fees, fines and reciprocal Club spending. Your year-to-date spending is printed at the bottom of your monthly statement of account.

Are you a little short in qualifying for the next tier?
Here are some ideas to help you get there:
• Purchase a sên Spa package for pampering treats from head to toe
• Purchase a Group Fitness class package to keep fit and stay in tip-top shape
• Purchase vouchers which you can use at a later date or as gifts to fellow Members
• Sign-up your little ones for our popular Youth Camps and Classes
• Tuck into Club favorites in the comforts of your own home by ordering from TAC2Go!
• No matter the occasion, we have the perfect reds, whites and bubbly for you. Purchase them from The Gourmet Pantry or on Bottles2Go!
• Gift your friends and family unique and premium gifts from The Gourmet Pantry

REWARDS MADE JUST FOR YOU

ELITE
Spend $20,000 in a calendar year to qualify

• Welcome gift: $250 (5 x $50) Club-wide dining vouchers and $150 (3 x $50) sên Spa vouchers*
• Invitation to two annual Elite parties
• Dining privileges of up to 25% off at selected F&B outlets
• Up to 20% off treatments at sên Spa
• 10% off dry cleaning and laundry services at Essentials
• Membership card replacement charge waiver
• Special rates for selected Club events
• Ad hoc privileges for wine events, festive takeaways and more
• Exclusive birthday privileges including $50 off at The 2nd Floor
• Free parking for up to two cars (worth $522.50)
• Wedding anniversary privilege – enjoy $100 off dining at The 2nd Floor
• Annual welcome gift

VIP
At least 25 years of active membership to qualify

• Welcome gift: $200 (4 x $50) Club-wide dining vouchers (new VIP Members only)
• Invitation to the annual VIP party
• Dining privileges of up to 25% off at selected F&B outlets
• Up to 20% off treatments at sên Spa
• 10% off dry cleaning and laundry services at Essentials
• Membership card replacement charge waiver
• Special rates for selected Club events
• Ad hoc privileges for wine events, festive takeaways and more
• Exclusive birthday privileges including $50 off at The 2nd Floor

15K
Spend $15,000 in a calendar year to qualify

• Welcome gift: $200 (4 x $50) Club-wide dining vouchers
• Invitation to the annual 15K party
• Dining privileges of up to 20% off at selected F&B outlets
• Up to 15% off treatments at sên Spa
• 10% off dry cleaning and laundry services at Essentials
• Membership card replacement charge waiver
• Special rates for selected Club events
• Ad hoc privileges for wine events, festive takeaways and more
• Exclusive birthday privileges including $40 off at The 2nd Floor
• Free parking for one car (worth $137.50)

10K
Spend $10,000 in a calendar year to qualify

• Welcome gift: $200 (4 x $50) Club-wide dining vouchers
• Invitation to the annual 15K party
• Dining privileges of up to 20% off at selected F&B outlets
• Up to 15% off treatments at sên Spa
• 10% off dry cleaning and laundry services at Essentials
• Membership card replacement charge waiver
• Special rates for selected Club events
• Ad hoc privileges for wine events, festive takeaways and more
• Exclusive birthday privileges including $40 off at The 2nd Floor
• Free parking for one car (worth $137.50)

*Members who achieved Elite status from 15K status in the same year will only receive the difference in vouchers value ($50 dining voucher and $150 sên Spa vouchers) to honor the upgrade from 15K status. Full Elite welcome vouchers will be given upon requalification.

For more information about the Niche Group Program, please contact the Membership Manager at membership@amclub.org.sg

The Club reserves the right to modify the Niche Group Loyalty Program benefits without prior notice.

Visit our Summer magazine 2022 to read more articles!

Dan Durkin, Director of Food & Beverage, dishes out tips and tricks on how to make healthy food taste delicious – even your vegetable-loathing munchkins will love it.

Struggling to prepare healthy meals that not only are kind to your waistline, but also taste good on your fork? You’re not alone. Many home cooks have a tough time figuring out how to make healthy food taste delicious. And many assume that only unhealthy food tastes good , while healthy food is too tasteless and looks a little sadder on the plate. Fortunately, they’re wrong. Check out some of Dan’s healthy eating tips for making any healthy meal into one you’ll savor.

A Little Goes a Long Way

A little bit of salt won’t hurt you. But don’t fall into the trap of adding way too much salt to make up for a meal’s low fat content. Cut back on salt and try herbs and spices instead.

Into the Oven

Many people hate the taste of super-healthy veggies, such as beetroot. But you can learn to love them and benefit from their nutritional content by preparing them the right way. Mellow or balance out the earthy flavors of beets by roasting them. Just cut off the leaves and stem. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and bake them for at least half an hour. Peel and serve with mustard. Roasting works great with other veggies, too. Most just need to be tossed with a bit of olive oil and topped with spices.

The Trending Vegetable

Steam and puree cauliflower, and use it in place of cream In dishes, such as risotto or creamed spinach, swapping the high-fat cream of cauliflower makes the dish lighter and healthier. But this unlikely swap also adds extra fiber, vitamins, and nutrients to your meal.

The Club’s Healthy Options

Let it sit briefly then strain and refrigerate. The American Club offers a plethora of low-calorie, plant-based and meatless dishes. 

Head down to Tradewinds and get their Superfood Chopped Salad, a beautiful bowl of mesclun greens, spinach, kale, avocado, grapes, broccolini, almonds and sunflower seeds wrapped in a layer of balsamic vinegar. 

Or swing by Union Bar for the meatless alternative to the Korean Fried Chicken – Korean Cauliflower Bites. Or try Dan’s ultimate favorite Grillhouse Impossible Burger, a plant-based patty topped with guacamole, American cheese and roasted garlic aioli spread.

Liquid Gold

If you’re cooking healthy meals, you already know to use butter in moderation. Supercharge butter with herbs and spices so you can use less overall. Thyme, garlic , and lemon zest all make great additions, especially if you’re cooking meat. Just heat the butter in a saucepan until it foams, then remove it from the heat, and add your herbs, spices, or flavoring of choice. Let it sit briefly then strain and refrigerate. With these simple tips, eating healthy can be flavorful, nutritious and fun.

Visit our Summer magazine 2022 to read more articles!

Good news! The American Club has resumed reciprocity arrangements with Tower Club on May 1. This means that The American Club Members and their Guests can enjoy complimentary access to the only premier private business club located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District.

Tower Club operating hours

Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Closed on Sunday and public holidays.

Restaurants operating hours

Level 62 – Atlantic Dining Room

Monday to Friday:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday:

  • Dinner: 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Level 63 – Ba Xian Dining Room

Monday to Saturday

  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Level 64 – Straits Bar
  • Monday to Saturday
  • All day dining from 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

For more information about Tower Club, click here.

Important things to note

• Dress code: Business Attire

• Dining reservations must be made directly to Tower Club in advance.

• The American Club membership card must be presented upon arrival at Tower Club.

• The American Club Members are subject to 10% Surcharge and 10% Service Charge in addition to the prevailing GST.

  • • No restrictions on the number of Guests but they must be accompanied by an American Club Member at all times and must be in compliance with the Singapore Government’s prevailing Safe Management Measures.
  • • Children aged seven years and above would only be permitted to enter during dinner hours on weekdays and full day on Saturday.
  • • Carpark charges would be “as charged” and based on the Republic Plaza Building Management’s prevailing carpark rates.
    • There would be strictly no access to the Fitness Centre.

• All charges must be settled at Tower Club; no inter-club billing.

How to update on an Android phone

1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
2. At the top right, tap the profile icon.
3. Tap Manage apps & device. Search for TAC Book App, then tap Update.

 

How to update on an Apple phone

1. Open the App Store.

2. Tap the profile icon at the top of the screen.
3. Scroll to see pending updates and release notes. Tap Update next to TAC Book.

Summertime brings memories of family getaways, beach vibes and refreshing cocktails!

In this Summer 2022 edition of On Eagle’s Wings, we celebrate the herald of summer with boozy cocktails and tasty eats.   Read about amazing summer dining deals and enjoy the relaxing summer vibes through a facial and spa treatment on page 3.  Health is wealth.  Read about how the Club’s Team Members are winning the National Steps Challenge on page 15 and supercharge healthy food with super flavors in Cooking Healthy Tasty with Dan Durkin on page 21.

Here’s to making beautiful summer memories.

Fantastic news! Things are looking up in Singapore.

Based on the government’s recent announcement, the Club will be updating its Safe Management Measures. These changes will take effect starting Tuesday, April 26.

Fully vaccinated persons are allowed to participate in mask-off activities and to dine in F&B settings.   Individuals must take personal responsibility in adhering to Safe Management Measures.  Random spot checks are conducted by government authorities regularly.   The Club accepts no liabilities or penalties that may be taken towards any individual.

 

1. Capacity Limits

All outlets will follow their respective pre-pandemic occupancy limits.

 

2. SafeEntry and TraceTogether

Check-ins via SafeEntry TraceTogether is not required.

 

3. Mask Policy

Masks to be worn at all times in air-conditioned areas, except when eating and drinking or engaging in strenuous exercises and playing sports. Masks must fully cover the nose and mouth.

Mask wearing in non air-conditioned areas such as Grillhouse and the poolside will be optional but encouraged to be worn when crowded.

 

4. Guest Policy
The Club’s Guest Policy remains at nine fully vaccinated Guests per Membership card.

The Tennis, Squash and Aquatics and Quad Poolside Guest Policy remains at four fully vaccinated Guest per Membership card.

The Guest Policy for Junior Members under 18 years old remains at two fully vaccinated guests.

 

5. The Quad and The Quad Poolside

The Quad Poolside’s capacity will remain at 10 pax until May 31.

The Quad’s capacity will remain at 20 pax until May 31.

 

6. The Bowling Alley

The maximum capacity is at 32 pax. Each lane has a maximum of 8 pax.

Booking of 3-4 lanes will be considered as lane bookings – at $25 per lane per hour.

 

As we enter into a brave new world of endemic living, let us continue to exercise personal social responsibility. Wear a mask when indoors and test immediately if you feel unwell. Let us all do our part in keeping The American Club community safe.

Subscribe to the Club’s WhatsApp broadcast channels to stay updated with the latest news and happenings.

Club: +65 9722-6473
Youth & Family: +65 8440-2301
F&B: +65 8793-8495

Please save us as a contact and send us your full name and membership number in order to receive messages.

The Club is excited to announce that with an amazing Trust Index© score, we have been certified as a Great Place To Work®! The certification process is conducted by the Great Place To Work® Institute, and is based entirely on employees’ feedback and their experience working at The Club. This year, 95.5% of employees say that The Club is a great place to work.

A big Congratulations and Thank You to all our team members for making The American Club a great place to learn, interact, grow and be productive, every single day.

Moving forward, the Management Team will attend a Culture Coaching session with the GPTW consultants to go through the results in detail and share their insights and recommendations based on the data collected. The Management Team promises to further strengthen the areas we have done well and to focus support on our areas of improvement.

 

About Great Place To Work®

Great Place To Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience — specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience.

We are pleased to share that The American Club Singapore is once again included in the Top 100 Platinum City Clubs in the world. Pinnacle Club status is the pinnacle of recognition for private clubs around the world, and acknowledgement as a Platinum Club is the most revered in the industry. The six selection criteria include universal recognition, excellence in amenities and facilities, professional service levels and overall experience, quality of membership, governance and management, and adapting to changing times. Click here to view the full list of Top 100 Platinum City Clubs.

TAC2Go!

Savor your Club favorites in the comforts of your own home. Delivery and takeaway services at your fingertips

Click here to order now.

 

Bottles2Go!

 

Welcome to The Gourmet Pantry Online Wine Store. A delivery service for wine lovers.

Click here to order now.

 

Essentials2Go!

From pantry staples to everyday apparel, find it at this convenience delivery service.

Click here to order now.

 

Please be reminded that according to Bylaw 3.1.1, parking facilities at the Club are reserved for vehicles owned or leased by Members and registered with the Club. Members may park registered cars in the Club’s parking area only while the Member remains on Club premises. Members who are caught leaving the premises will be subject to the penalties set out in Bylaw 3.1.2.

Additionally, the two 5-minute parking bays are available for your convenience if you need to quickly grab dry cleaning, wine or groceries. Chauffeured vehicles should not be using these lots, and if these lots are full, please proceed to the nearest vacant lot and avoid parking in the yellow box. We thank you for your co-operation.

Introduce a friend to join the Club and get rewarded* with up to $500 F&B dining vouchers!

 

The Club’s e-services such as viewing of Statement of Accounts and sên Spa bookings are currently suspended until further notice. In lieu of the suspension, Members will continue to receive their physical Statement of Accounts via postal mail. To request for a copy of your Statement of Accounts, please call the Concierge at 6737-3411 or email accounts@amclub.org.sg.

To book a sên Spa appointment, please email spa@amclub.org.sg or call 6739-4449.

If you wish to update your mailing address, please email accounts@amclub.org.sg.

Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Building a community of support – through the best and worst of times.

Families help each other when times are tough, and The American Club family is no different. In 2015, Club Members raised the idea of an employee relief fund to help Team Members in times of hardships and emergencies. Originally known as the Emergency & Education Fund, a formal proposal was put forward to the General Committee and was approved shortly after to which is now known as the EAGLE (Emergency Access Grant for Club Employees) Fund. 

Over the years, the EAGLE Fund has helped numerous Team Members alleviate their financial burdens arising from mounting hospitalization bills to homes being destroyed by flash floods, among others.

Aquatics Swim-a-thon Goes Swimmingly Well

This year, the Aquatics team kicked off the annual EAGLE Fund fundraiser with a Swim a-thon. 12 teams with a total of 72 swimmers came together on sunny Sunday February to complete their goal of swimming 74 laps per team in Team Gold Stripes an hour. Members showed their support by sponsoring their favorite swim teams.

For the first time in the history of the EAGLE Fund, both the Junior and Senior swim squads participated in this fundraising event together. They started bright and early at 8:30 a.m. in the morning, sporting their “EAGLE Fund Supporter” swimming caps, and swam their hearts out.

Another first this year, the teams in each category that raised the most amount of money would have their names inscribed onto the EAGLE Fund Shield to be proudly displayed at the Pool. With this incentive in mind, the heat was on. All six teams managed to complete the 74 laps in under an hour and collectively raised an outstanding $6,215, with Team Gold Stripes raising the most money – $1,450 – and securing their place on the Shield.

The main event started at 10:30 a.m., with the Masters Swim Team taking to the water. Members’ favorites Team Wonder Women and Team Top Gun made a comeback this year, along with a few new faces such as Team Spice Girls and Team Shaken Not Stirred. We also saw Team Abdul and Team Fasala participating again this year.

The competition heated up as the Masters swimmers went head on to see which team could complete the laps in the shortest time. Team Top Gun emerged victorious, and managed to retain the title of “Fastest Swim Team ” from the last Swim-a-thon.

Not too far off from the Junior and Senior swim squads, the Masters Swim Team raised a total of $6,720, with Team Abdul raising the most money – $1,650 – and securing their spot on the Shield beside Team Gold Stripes.

In total, the Aquatics Swim-a-thon raised $12,935.

The Tennis Team Plays It Forward

This year’s EAGLE Fund Tennis Tournament was a month-long fundraising event which ran from March 1 to April 2, 2022. 27 Doubles teams from four different categories – Open Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Parent & Child Doubles – played in a round-robin format, where the top two teams from each category would advance to the finals.

The finals were held on April 2 at the Club with supporters cheering on their favorite teams from the stands. The day ended with a prize presentation to the following winners:

Open Doubles – Team Gautam & Luv

Women’s Doubles – Team Sheila & Louise

Mixed Doubles – TeamYD & Pipere

Parent & Child Doubles – Team Brent & Hanna

The Tournament managed to raise $10,789 for the EAGLE Fund. Special thanks to Member Bill Cornwell who co-organized the tournament, and to all the participants for making the event a success. With that, the Aquatics Swim-a-thon and Tennis Tournament raised a grand total of $23,724, all of which went directly to the EAGLE Fund to provide short-term financial assistance to the Club’s Team Members in need.

The Future of EAGLE Fund

When asked about his hopes for the near future, Bill Cornwell, one of the founding members of EAGLE Fund who has been a Club Member for over 26 years said, “I look forward to it becoming a month-long tradition every month of March that Members will be excited about. I also hope that more outlets and departments will be involved in this annual event to raise more money for the Fund. For a start, we could perhaps bring back the pro tennis exhibition matches and on-court silent auction for next year’s EAGLE Fund event.”

“Having been in the Club and Hospitality industries before, I know how hard the Team Members work to make Members happy. One of the reasons why the EAGLE Fund was founded was for Members to show their appreciation for all the hard work that the Team Members do. We want them to know that they will have the Club and Members’ support in times of crisis or hardship.”

Visit our Summer magazine 2022 to read more articles!

Team Members step up to achieve better health through the National Steps Challenge.

Keeping fit or being active can be daunting, especially when we live in such a fast paced society, with work, family and other commitments taking up much of our time. However, studies have shown that even small increments of physical activity can lead to significant health improvements. According to the Health Promotion Board, for a sedentary adult, walking the recommended 7,500 to 10,000 steps daily can help lower high blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels, and improve glucose control .

To nudge Singaporeans to walk more, the Health Promotion Board introduced the National Steps Challenge in 2015 to encourage people to lead a more active lifestyle by taking more steps, and rewarding them with vouchers for hitting their daily target.

During a recent health survey and screening conducted by the Club for its Team Members, results showed that many Team Members suffered from high cholesterol and high blood pressure. In response to this, Team Wellness was formed with the aim of enhancing the health and well-being of Team Members and to build camaraderie through initiatives such as fitness activities, health talks and screening, and mental wellness programs.

One such fitness activity that Team Wellness has signed the Club up for is the National Steps Corporate Challenge that sees organizations nationwide and inter-company compete against each other based on the highest daily average step count.

At the end of the 15-week steps challenge, the Club placed 13th in the industry ranking and 60th in the national ranking.

Walking to Good Health

From our Management team, Senior Director of Finance, Angie, leaves the house at 5:00 a.m every morning. for her morning brisk walk. She straps on her steps tracker to clock the number of steps she will take. On weekday mornings alone, she hits 11,000 to 12,000 steps easily as she walks and jogs around the vicinity of her home. During lunch time, she makes an effort to get out of the office to clock in more steps. At the end of the day, Angie would have clocked in an average of 20,000 steps, equivalent to walking nearly 15km!

A nature lover, Angie unwinds with her family on the weekend by venturing to the various parks and nature reserves around Singapore such as Thomson Nature Reserve, Bedok Reservoir, East Coast Park and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. She also gets out of the house to do the occasional weekend grocery shopping in order to break away from lounging at home all day.

Angie is no stranger to the world of exercise. She started exercising daily since she was diagnosed with diabetes in 1999. Initially, she would do more high impact exercises such as running and cardio activities, but as age caught up with her, she turned to less strenuous forms of exercise such as brisk walking and jogging.

“Brisk walking is an easy, convenient and effective way of keeping my blood sugar down. It also helps me maintain a healthy lifestyle so that I can have the occasional indulgence as I love food,” said Angie.

“Since I am already walking so much everyday, why not earn myself some vouchers while doing so?” Angie on why she decided to take part in the National Steps Corporate Challenge. Angie has consistently been the Club’s Top 5 “steppers” week on week since the steps challenge started in January, and has no plans on stepping down from the top.

Wonders of Brisk Walking

Rodel, Lifeguard and Swim Coach from the Aquatics team said his motivation for joining the National Steps Corporate Challenge was driven by health reasons and his desire to live a long life. “Although I have been doing different forms of exercise throughout the years, I like the idea of constantly moving and exploring beautiful sceneries – so I decided to join the National Steps Corporate Challenge,” he explained.

Three months on, Rodel is the Club’s top stepper week on week, clocking in an average of 30,000 steps a day. Rodel shares, “When I first found out about this challenge, I shared it with my friends and encouraged them to join me so that we can go brisk walking and jogging together.”

Rodel’s go-to brisk walking spots are the Botanic Gardens, Marina Bay Sands and MacRitchie Resevoir where he frequents twice a week. As part of his daily routine, he also chooses to take the stairs instead of the lift at the Club, and walks to the nearby malls during his breaks.

Apart from keeping fit, another benefit that he reaped was weight loss – he had shed close to 4kg since embarking on the steps challenge. He also shared that brisk walking has helped him relieve stress and get better sleep at night.

For those who are still unsure about stepping up to the challenge to reap the health benefits, Rodel ’s advice is to “start slow, do what you can and work your way up. When you start, it’s actually much easier than you’d think – the more you walk, the less lethargic you feel .”

Visit our Summer magazine 2022 to read more articles!

MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Spend more and get more rewards.

The American Club Niche Group is a program that rewards spend and membership tenure. There are four tiers – Elite, VIP, 15K and 10K – and each group brings its own recognition and rewards ranging from monthly exclusive privileges, birthday benefits, special rates for Club-wide events, special prices on festive takeaways and more. The Niche Group Program is a great way to enhance your Club experience and get the most out of your membership.

Niche Group Qualification 2022
Good news! The General Committee has approved the extension of the qualification concession. The 20% re-qualification discount will apply for the calendar year 2022. This means that you only need to spend *$16,000 to qualify for Elite; *$12,000 to qualify for 15K; and *$8,000 to qualify for 10K.

*Based on cumulative calendar year spending, excluding monthly dues, fees, fines and reciprocal Club spending. Your year-to-date spending is printed at the bottom of your monthly statement of account.

Are you a little short in qualifying for the next tier?
Here are some ideas to help you get there:
• Purchase a sên Spa package for pampering treats from head to toe
• Purchase a Group Fitness class package to keep fit and stay in tip-top shape
• Purchase vouchers which you can use at a later date or as gifts to fellow Members
• Sign-up your little ones for our popular Youth Camps and Classes
• Tuck into Club favorites in the comforts of your own home by ordering from TAC2Go!
• No matter the occasion, we have the perfect reds, whites and bubbly for you. Purchase them from The Gourmet Pantry or on Bottles2Go!
• Gift your friends and family unique and premium gifts from The Gourmet Pantry

REWARDS MADE JUST FOR YOU

ELITE
Spend $20,000 in a calendar year to qualify

• Welcome gift: $250 (5 x $50) Club-wide dining vouchers and $150 (3 x $50) sên Spa vouchers*
• Invitation to two annual Elite parties
• Dining privileges of up to 25% off at selected F&B outlets
• Up to 20% off treatments at sên Spa
• 10% off dry cleaning and laundry services at Essentials
• Membership card replacement charge waiver
• Special rates for selected Club events
• Ad hoc privileges for wine events, festive takeaways and more
• Exclusive birthday privileges including $50 off at The 2nd Floor
• Free parking for up to two cars (worth $522.50)
• Wedding anniversary privilege – enjoy $100 off dining at The 2nd Floor
• Annual welcome gift

VIP
At least 25 years of active membership to qualify

• Welcome gift: $200 (4 x $50) Club-wide dining vouchers (new VIP Members only)
• Invitation to the annual VIP party
• Dining privileges of up to 25% off at selected F&B outlets
• Up to 20% off treatments at sên Spa
• 10% off dry cleaning and laundry services at Essentials
• Membership card replacement charge waiver
• Special rates for selected Club events
• Ad hoc privileges for wine events, festive takeaways and more
• Exclusive birthday privileges including $50 off at The 2nd Floor

15K
Spend $15,000 in a calendar year to qualify

• Welcome gift: $200 (4 x $50) Club-wide dining vouchers
• Invitation to the annual 15K party
• Dining privileges of up to 20% off at selected F&B outlets
• Up to 15% off treatments at sên Spa
• 10% off dry cleaning and laundry services at Essentials
• Membership card replacement charge waiver
• Special rates for selected Club events
• Ad hoc privileges for wine events, festive takeaways and more
• Exclusive birthday privileges including $40 off at The 2nd Floor
• Free parking for one car (worth $137.50)

10K
Spend $10,000 in a calendar year to qualify

• Welcome gift: $200 (4 x $50) Club-wide dining vouchers
• Invitation to the annual 15K party
• Dining privileges of up to 20% off at selected F&B outlets
• Up to 15% off treatments at sên Spa
• 10% off dry cleaning and laundry services at Essentials
• Membership card replacement charge waiver
• Special rates for selected Club events
• Ad hoc privileges for wine events, festive takeaways and more
• Exclusive birthday privileges including $40 off at The 2nd Floor
• Free parking for one car (worth $137.50)

*Members who achieved Elite status from 15K status in the same year will only receive the difference in vouchers value ($50 dining voucher and $150 sên Spa vouchers) to honor the upgrade from 15K status. Full Elite welcome vouchers will be given upon requalification.

For more information about the Niche Group Program, please contact the Membership Manager at membership@amclub.org.sg

The Club reserves the right to modify the Niche Group Loyalty Program benefits without prior notice.

Visit our Summer magazine 2022 to read more articles!

Dan Durkin, Director of Food & Beverage, dishes out tips and tricks on how to make healthy food taste delicious – even your vegetable-loathing munchkins will love it.

Struggling to prepare healthy meals that not only are kind to your waistline, but also taste good on your fork? You’re not alone. Many home cooks have a tough time figuring out how to make healthy food taste delicious. And many assume that only unhealthy food tastes good , while healthy food is too tasteless and looks a little sadder on the plate. Fortunately, they’re wrong. Check out some of Dan’s healthy eating tips for making any healthy meal into one you’ll savor.

A Little Goes a Long Way

A little bit of salt won’t hurt you. But don’t fall into the trap of adding way too much salt to make up for a meal’s low fat content. Cut back on salt and try herbs and spices instead.

Into the Oven

Many people hate the taste of super-healthy veggies, such as beetroot. But you can learn to love them and benefit from their nutritional content by preparing them the right way. Mellow or balance out the earthy flavors of beets by roasting them. Just cut off the leaves and stem. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and bake them for at least half an hour. Peel and serve with mustard. Roasting works great with other veggies, too. Most just need to be tossed with a bit of olive oil and topped with spices.

The Trending Vegetable

Steam and puree cauliflower, and use it in place of cream In dishes, such as risotto or creamed spinach, swapping the high-fat cream of cauliflower makes the dish lighter and healthier. But this unlikely swap also adds extra fiber, vitamins, and nutrients to your meal.

The Club’s Healthy Options

Let it sit briefly then strain and refrigerate. The American Club offers a plethora of low-calorie, plant-based and meatless dishes. 

Head down to Tradewinds and get their Superfood Chopped Salad, a beautiful bowl of mesclun greens, spinach, kale, avocado, grapes, broccolini, almonds and sunflower seeds wrapped in a layer of balsamic vinegar. 

Or swing by Union Bar for the meatless alternative to the Korean Fried Chicken – Korean Cauliflower Bites. Or try Dan’s ultimate favorite Grillhouse Impossible Burger, a plant-based patty topped with guacamole, American cheese and roasted garlic aioli spread.

Liquid Gold

If you’re cooking healthy meals, you already know to use butter in moderation. Supercharge butter with herbs and spices so you can use less overall. Thyme, garlic , and lemon zest all make great additions, especially if you’re cooking meat. Just heat the butter in a saucepan until it foams, then remove it from the heat, and add your herbs, spices, or flavoring of choice. Let it sit briefly then strain and refrigerate. With these simple tips, eating healthy can be flavorful, nutritious and fun.

Visit our Summer magazine 2022 to read more articles!

Good news! The American Club has resumed reciprocity arrangements with Tower Club on May 1. This means that The American Club Members and their Guests can enjoy complimentary access to the only premier private business club located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District.

Tower Club operating hours

Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Closed on Sunday and public holidays.

Restaurants operating hours

Level 62 – Atlantic Dining Room

Monday to Friday:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday:

  • Dinner: 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Level 63 – Ba Xian Dining Room

Monday to Saturday

  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Level 64 – Straits Bar
  • Monday to Saturday
  • All day dining from 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

For more information about Tower Club, click here.

Important things to note

• Dress code: Business Attire

• Dining reservations must be made directly to Tower Club in advance.

• The American Club membership card must be presented upon arrival at Tower Club.

• The American Club Members are subject to 10% Surcharge and 10% Service Charge in addition to the prevailing GST.

  • • No restrictions on the number of Guests but they must be accompanied by an American Club Member at all times and must be in compliance with the Singapore Government’s prevailing Safe Management Measures.
  • • Children aged seven years and above would only be permitted to enter during dinner hours on weekdays and full day on Saturday.
  • • Carpark charges would be “as charged” and based on the Republic Plaza Building Management’s prevailing carpark rates.
    • There would be strictly no access to the Fitness Centre.

• All charges must be settled at Tower Club; no inter-club billing.

How to update on an Android phone

1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
2. At the top right, tap the profile icon.
3. Tap Manage apps & device. Search for TAC Book App, then tap Update.

 

How to update on an Apple phone

1. Open the App Store.

2. Tap the profile icon at the top of the screen.
3. Scroll to see pending updates and release notes. Tap Update next to TAC Book.

Summertime brings memories of family getaways, beach vibes and refreshing cocktails!

In this Summer 2022 edition of On Eagle’s Wings, we celebrate the herald of summer with boozy cocktails and tasty eats.   Read about amazing summer dining deals and enjoy the relaxing summer vibes through a facial and spa treatment on page 3.  Health is wealth.  Read about how the Club’s Team Members are winning the National Steps Challenge on page 15 and supercharge healthy food with super flavors in Cooking Healthy Tasty with Dan Durkin on page 21.

Here’s to making beautiful summer memories.

Fantastic news! Things are looking up in Singapore.

Based on the government’s recent announcement, the Club will be updating its Safe Management Measures. These changes will take effect starting Tuesday, April 26.

Fully vaccinated persons are allowed to participate in mask-off activities and to dine in F&B settings.   Individuals must take personal responsibility in adhering to Safe Management Measures.  Random spot checks are conducted by government authorities regularly.   The Club accepts no liabilities or penalties that may be taken towards any individual.

 

1. Capacity Limits

All outlets will follow their respective pre-pandemic occupancy limits.

 

2. SafeEntry and TraceTogether

Check-ins via SafeEntry TraceTogether is not required.

 

3. Mask Policy

Masks to be worn at all times in air-conditioned areas, except when eating and drinking or engaging in strenuous exercises and playing sports. Masks must fully cover the nose and mouth.

Mask wearing in non air-conditioned areas such as Grillhouse and the poolside will be optional but encouraged to be worn when crowded.

 

4. Guest Policy
The Club’s Guest Policy remains at nine fully vaccinated Guests per Membership card.

The Tennis, Squash and Aquatics and Quad Poolside Guest Policy remains at four fully vaccinated Guest per Membership card.

The Guest Policy for Junior Members under 18 years old remains at two fully vaccinated guests.

 

5. The Quad and The Quad Poolside

The Quad Poolside’s capacity will remain at 10 pax until May 31.

The Quad’s capacity will remain at 20 pax until May 31.

 

6. The Bowling Alley

The maximum capacity is at 32 pax. Each lane has a maximum of 8 pax.

Booking of 3-4 lanes will be considered as lane bookings – at $25 per lane per hour.

 

As we enter into a brave new world of endemic living, let us continue to exercise personal social responsibility. Wear a mask when indoors and test immediately if you feel unwell. Let us all do our part in keeping The American Club community safe.

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Club: +65 9722-6473
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F&B: +65 8793-8495

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The Club is excited to announce that with an amazing Trust Index© score, we have been certified as a Great Place To Work®! The certification process is conducted by the Great Place To Work® Institute, and is based entirely on employees’ feedback and their experience working at The Club. This year, 95.5% of employees say that The Club is a great place to work.

A big Congratulations and Thank You to all our team members for making The American Club a great place to learn, interact, grow and be productive, every single day.

Moving forward, the Management Team will attend a Culture Coaching session with the GPTW consultants to go through the results in detail and share their insights and recommendations based on the data collected. The Management Team promises to further strengthen the areas we have done well and to focus support on our areas of improvement.

 

About Great Place To Work®

Great Place To Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience — specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience.

We are pleased to share that The American Club Singapore is once again included in the Top 100 Platinum City Clubs in the world. Pinnacle Club status is the pinnacle of recognition for private clubs around the world, and acknowledgement as a Platinum Club is the most revered in the industry. The six selection criteria include universal recognition, excellence in amenities and facilities, professional service levels and overall experience, quality of membership, governance and management, and adapting to changing times. Click here to view the full list of Top 100 Platinum City Clubs.

TAC2Go!

Savor your Club favorites in the comforts of your own home. Delivery and takeaway services at your fingertips

Click here to order now.

 

Bottles2Go!

 

Welcome to The Gourmet Pantry Online Wine Store. A delivery service for wine lovers.

Click here to order now.

 

Essentials2Go!

From pantry staples to everyday apparel, find it at this convenience delivery service.

Click here to order now.

 

Please be reminded that according to Bylaw 3.1.1, parking facilities at the Club are reserved for vehicles owned or leased by Members and registered with the Club. Members may park registered cars in the Club’s parking area only while the Member remains on Club premises. Members who are caught leaving the premises will be subject to the penalties set out in Bylaw 3.1.2.

Additionally, the two 5-minute parking bays are available for your convenience if you need to quickly grab dry cleaning, wine or groceries. Chauffeured vehicles should not be using these lots, and if these lots are full, please proceed to the nearest vacant lot and avoid parking in the yellow box. We thank you for your co-operation.

Aug 11, 2022

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