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Nov 28, 2022

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Create timeless memories and merriment as you gather around the Christmas tree sipping hot cocoa and singing Christmas carols with your family.

Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (4 – 5 ft) $305
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (5 – 6 ft) $395
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (6 – 7 ft) $485
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (7 – 8 ft) $645
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (8 – 9 ft) $895
Red Poinsettia $25
Mini Christmas Tree $25
Table Wreath with décor (12” diameter) $120
Fresh Hanging Wreath with décor (20” diameter) $190
Fresh Hanging Wreath with décor (22” diameter) $220
Fresh Hanging Wreath with décor (24” diameter) $250

View the order form here.

For more information, please drop by Essentials, call 6739-4332 or email essentials@amclub.org.sg

In October 2019, the General Committee (GC) made three proposals with renderings and budgets to make improvements to the Club’s Pool deck. A membership vote was held. Members voted to do nothing.

In February 2022, Management recommended a small budget of $500K for FY2023 to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of pool deck, taking into account capital costs and expected maintenance costs. The GC approved the budget in May 2022.

Two GC Members were tasked to gather facts, data, staff opinions and report directly to the GC. They requested three callouts for an Advisory Panel of architectural/design professionals – Pool Area Design Advisory Council (PADAC) – to assist the Club with a holistic approach. 15 Members applied from a variety of professional backgrounds, three were selected.

The Advisory Council will meet after this year’s Annual General Meeting with the objective to set priorities and improve the pool deck with the $500K budget by August 2023.

The Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in-person at the Club and virtually via livestream on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Eligible Members may vote (1) in-person, on-site at the AGM, (2) by Absentee Ballot at the Club, (3) electronically in advance of the AGM, by November 8, 2022.

All Eligible Members would have received their user login credentials via email by Lumi Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd. E-voting and Absentee Ballot at the Club are open from October 25, 2022, 12:00 p.m. to November 8, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

Non-voting Members will receive their unique login credentials to attend the virtual AGM as observers by November 3, 2022.

Create timeless memories and merriment as you gather around the Christmas tree sipping hot cocoa and singing Christmas carols with your family.

Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (4 – 5 ft) $305
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (5 – 6 ft) $395
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (6 – 7 ft) $485
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (7 – 8 ft) $645
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (8 – 9 ft) $895
Red Poinsettia $25
Mini Christmas Tree $25
Table Wreath with décor (12” diameter) $120
Fresh Hanging Wreath with décor (20” diameter) $190
Fresh Hanging Wreath with décor (22” diameter) $220
Fresh Hanging Wreath with décor (24” diameter) $250

View the order form here.

For more information, please drop by Essentials, call 6739-4332 or email essentials@amclub.org.sg

In October 2019, the General Committee (GC) made three proposals with renderings and budgets to make improvements to the Club’s Pool deck. A membership vote was held. Members voted to do nothing.

In February 2022, Management recommended a small budget of $500K for FY2023 to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of pool deck, taking into account capital costs and expected maintenance costs. The GC approved the budget in May 2022.

Two GC Members were tasked to gather facts, data, staff opinions and report directly to the GC. They requested three callouts for an Advisory Panel of architectural/design professionals – Pool Area Design Advisory Council (PADAC) – to assist the Club with a holistic approach. 15 Members applied from a variety of professional backgrounds, three were selected.

The Advisory Council will meet after this year’s Annual General Meeting with the objective to set priorities and improve the pool deck with the $500K budget by August 2023.

The Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in-person at the Club and virtually via livestream on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Eligible Members may vote (1) in-person, on-site at the AGM, (2) by Absentee Ballot at the Club, (3) electronically in advance of the AGM, by November 8, 2022.

All Eligible Members would have received their user login credentials via email by Lumi Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd. E-voting and Absentee Ballot at the Club are open from October 25, 2022, 12:00 p.m. to November 8, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

Non-voting Members will receive their unique login credentials to attend the virtual AGM as observers by November 3, 2022.

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 
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 to re-qualify or move up to 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

*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.

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 20% 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
• Invitation to the annual 10K party
• Dining privileges of up to 15% 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 $25 off at The 2nd Floor

 

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

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

We are thrilled to announce that The American Club has been recognized as a Great Place to work for a second consecutive year. This prestigious award is based on our Team Members’ feedback gathered from Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture and employee experience.

The re-certification is a reaffirmation of the strong familial culture and ethos of the Club – one that encompasses a One Club, One Team spirit, along with the values of excellence, inclusivity, collaboration and camaraderie.

It is also a testament to our unique culture, robust professional development and commitment to employee recognition and appreciation.

When asked why Team Members feel that The American Club is a great place to work, the most frequently mentioned words were “people”, “family” and “caring employer”.

Find out more about our open positions here and grow your career at an organization that puts its people first.

Latest News

Create timeless memories and merriment as you gather around the Christmas tree sipping hot cocoa and singing Christmas carols with your family.

Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (4 – 5 ft) $305
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (5 – 6 ft) $395
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (6 – 7 ft) $485
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (7 – 8 ft) $645
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (8 – 9 ft) $895
Red Poinsettia $25
Mini Christmas Tree $25
Table Wreath with décor (12” diameter) $120
Fresh Hanging Wreath with décor (20” diameter) $190
Fresh Hanging Wreath with décor (22” diameter) $220
Fresh Hanging Wreath with décor (24” diameter) $250

View the order form here.

For more information, please drop by Essentials, call 6739-4332 or email essentials@amclub.org.sg

In October 2019, the General Committee (GC) made three proposals with renderings and budgets to make improvements to the Club’s Pool deck. A membership vote was held. Members voted to do nothing.

In February 2022, Management recommended a small budget of $500K for FY2023 to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of pool deck, taking into account capital costs and expected maintenance costs. The GC approved the budget in May 2022.

Two GC Members were tasked to gather facts, data, staff opinions and report directly to the GC. They requested three callouts for an Advisory Panel of architectural/design professionals – Pool Area Design Advisory Council (PADAC) – to assist the Club with a holistic approach. 15 Members applied from a variety of professional backgrounds, three were selected.

The Advisory Council will meet after this year’s Annual General Meeting with the objective to set priorities and improve the pool deck with the $500K budget by August 2023.

The Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in-person at the Club and virtually via livestream on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Eligible Members may vote (1) in-person, on-site at the AGM, (2) by Absentee Ballot at the Club, (3) electronically in advance of the AGM, by November 8, 2022.

All Eligible Members would have received their user login credentials via email by Lumi Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd. E-voting and Absentee Ballot at the Club are open from October 25, 2022, 12:00 p.m. to November 8, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

Non-voting Members will receive their unique login credentials to attend the virtual AGM as observers by November 3, 2022.

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 
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 to re-qualify or move up to 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

*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.

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 20% 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
• Invitation to the annual 10K party
• Dining privileges of up to 15% 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 $25 off at The 2nd Floor

 

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

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

We are thrilled to announce that The American Club has been recognized as a Great Place to work for a second consecutive year. This prestigious award is based on our Team Members’ feedback gathered from Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture and employee experience.

The re-certification is a reaffirmation of the strong familial culture and ethos of the Club – one that encompasses a One Club, One Team spirit, along with the values of excellence, inclusivity, collaboration and camaraderie.

It is also a testament to our unique culture, robust professional development and commitment to employee recognition and appreciation.

When asked why Team Members feel that The American Club is a great place to work, the most frequently mentioned words were “people”, “family” and “caring employer”.

Find out more about our open positions here and grow your career at an organization that puts its people first.

Festive Guide

Merry & Bright, a traditional take on the holiday season, is the theme of our year-end celebrations.  Winter at the Club is a time for festive merriment, indulgent culinary delights, and catching up with friends and family.

Consider your holiday calendar booked, and festive shopping checked, as the Club has everything you need to make this season truly the most wonderful time of the year.  Expect the finest holiday roasts, delectable desserts, luxurious gifts and family-friendly activities that are sure to fill you with glee.

Winter Magazine

For your reading pleasure, we are launching the Winter issue of On Eagle’s Wings together with the Festive Guide.

Flip to page 3 to read about what it takes for our pastry team to run the Club’s pastry show for the upcoming festive season.

Then, flip to page 5 to find out more about the history behind Christmas and how it has evolved over the decades to become everyone’s favorite time of the year.

We look forward to being a part of your festive celebrations, making this a memorable holiday that is Merry & Bright.

 

The Club is looking to organize a tennis trip to the Australian Open in Melbourne from January 16 – 21, 2023.

It shall be inclusive of Singapore Airlines or Emirates return flights from Singapore to Melbourne, double or twin share accommodation (minimum four-star) close to the venue, three night session tickets at Rod Laver Arena, and one evening limited hospitality box access.

Additionally, visit either Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club or Peninsula Kingswood Golf Club.

The estimated cost is S$9,000 per person.

Register your interest via markj@amclub.org.sg.

We are pleased to announce that you can now make reservations and manage your sên Spa bookings on the TAC Book app. All registered app users will be able to make Spa reservations for their family members.

Please note the following privacy settings:

  • The Principal Member and Spouse will not be able to view each other’s Spa bookings.
  • The Principal Member and Spouse will be able to view their children’s Spa bookings. Children will not be able to view their parents’ Spa bookings.

To access this new function, please ensure that you have downloaded the latest version of the TAC Book app.

Click here to download on the App Store or here to download on Google Play.

Click here for the FAQ and a guide on how to use the app to manage Spa bookings.

For tech support, please email tacbook@amclub.org.sg

The American Club and Peter Burwash International (PBI) are delighted to announce that Jorge Pinilla, PBI Tennis Director of Players Development at the Club, was recently invited to undertake the Level A coaching certification from the Global Professional Tennis Coach Association (GPTCA) at the Angelique Kerber Tennis Academy in Poland.

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), through the GPTCA, selected only 20 coaches in the world to be updated to Level A. By joining the GPTCA and completing the certification, Jorge can now rub shoulders with the finest group of professional coaches in the tennis world – Toni Nadal, Ivan Ljubicic, Magnus Norman, Alberto Castellani, Larri Passos, Jose Perlas, Patrick Mouratoglou, to name a few – recognized by the ATP Tour. He is the only Level A coach in Southeast Asia and the first Colombian to attain this esteemed certification. Congratulations to Jorge!

The TAC2Go! collection counter will be moving a few meters down from its current location by early October, closer to the ramp leading into the B1 level of the Car Park. A blinker will be installed just before the B1 Car Park entrance. We encourage all drivers to drive with caution and to make sure that the blinker is not blinking before proceeding.

Leading up to the Annual General Meeting, join General Manager Rick Coate in getting to know the Club’s committee structures and its roles and responsibilities.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Zoom

Recommended Attendees:
• New Members
• Members who are keen to volunteer

Register here.

Dear Members,

2022 has been a year of transitioning towards endemic living. The economy hastened to re-open only to be met by a host of challenges brought about by the pandemic aftermath. Businesses had to modify operations to manage inflation, supply chain disruption, energy price hike, changes in work pass regulation and manpower shortages. Among all of these problems, the toughest to address is the lack of manpower which is prevalent across the board from the administration team to the operation teams.

The Club’s Team Members have to step up by working longer hours, going beyond their job scope, training new hires & interns and postponing annual & home leaves. Collaboration, commitment and working as One Club, One Team made it possible for Members to continue enjoying the service standards that are unique to The American Club.

This exemplary teamwork has also elevated the Club to be awarded the Top 100 Platinum City Clubs of the World 2022/23 and recognized as a Great Place to Work.

We would like to invite our Members to express their appreciation to our Team Members by making a contribution to the Annual Staff Holiday Fund.

A standard deduction of $150 will be reflected in your November 2022 Statement of Accounts. If you would like to contribute a larger amount or opt-out of this program, please fill up and submit this form. Your contribution will be distributed to all of the Club’s eligible Team Members.

We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation for your generosity. If you have any queries about the program, please drop me an email at generalmanager@amclub.org.sg

 

Sincerely Yours,

Rick Coate
General Manager

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Member Portal that is accessible through the Club’s website. Please click here to view the step-by-step account creation and login guide.

DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP CARD
The new Member Portal comes with enhanced features built for your convenience. It includes a digital Member e-Card that can be accessed from your mobile phone and will be available for use across the new point-of-sale systems in the Club, once they are launched. Principal Members can also view their e-Statement of Accounts (e-SOA), and easily update their particulars under the Profile tab.

E-VOUCHERS
Say goodbye to physical Club vouchers. Once the e-vouchers have been issued, Members can conveniently view all of them at a glance on the Member Portal. This new feature also allows you to keep track of vouchers that are expiring soon and those that have been redeemed.

ACCESS TO MEMBERS-ONLY INFORMATION
For added convenience, the new Downloads tab displays important Club information such as the General Committee Meeting Minutes and the Members’ Financial Dashboard all in one page. Niche Group Members can also view all of their privileges for the quarter by clicking on the new Niche Group tab.

We have also implemented a Contact Us tab where you can inquire or find frequently asked topics.

Please be informed that the physical copy of your August 2022 Statement of Accounts (SOA) has been mailed to your registered address. You can expect to receive it by mid-next week. The new Member Portal will also reflect your e-SOA from August 2022 onwards. Members will no longer receive a physical copy of their SOA from September 2022 onwards.

Please click here to learn how to access your e-SOA on the Member Portal.

Members can make payment of their monthly Statement of Accounts at their own convenience with any of our four e-payment modes.

 

PayNow to UEN # S61SS0073F
Please indicate your membership account number as the ‘Bill Reference No’.

 

Internet banking facilities is available for the following banks:
DBS, OCBC, UOB, and Standard Chartered.

Please indicate your membership account number as the ‘Reference number’.

 

Telegraphic transfer with our bank details as follows:

Company name: THE AMERICAN CLUB
Bank name: UNITED OVERSEAS BANK
Bank acct number: 101-334-357-3
Bank address: UOB Main Branch
Bank code: 7375
Branch code: 001
Swift code: UOVBSGSG

Please indicate your membership account number as the ‘Reference number or Remarks’.

 

Giro
Monthly deductions on the 18th of each month. Deductions will be made the next working day if the 18th of the month falls on a weekend or a public holiday. Please note that the Giro processing may take about 6 – 8 weeks.

 

Update as of September 19, 2022: To ensure a seamless booking experience for Members, the launch of sên Spa on TAC Book will be postponed to early October. During this period, Members may email spa@amclub.org.sg or call 6739-4449 / 459. Details on the new launch date will be advised in due course. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

From September 20, 2022, Members will be able to make and manage bookings for sên Spa services via TAC Book. Migration will soon be in progress, so Members will not be able to schedule new bookings or make changes to existing appointments from September 13 to 19, 2022.

During the redevelopment, the Club’s hot water system was relocated to the Claymore Rooftop (L4) and distributes hot water supply throughout the building, all the way to sên Spa, located on Basement 3. The pipes alone, including of the branch lines, is of a length of 350 meters. This design causes pressure loss in the countless valves and turns in the main system. As such, we have been experiencing fluctuating water temperature, loss of hot water supply, and heat loss in the pipes when unused for a period of time. This has been a disputed defect for way too long so we have budgeted to rectify it with a new independent system by the beginning of October.

Background
The hot water system is located at the Claymore Rooftop (L4) and distributes hot water supply throughout the building, all the way to sên Spa, located on Basement 3. The pipes alone, inclusive of the branch lines, are of a length of 350 meters. This causes pressure loss happening in the countless valves and turns in the main system. As such, we have been experiencing three main issues.

1. Fluctuating water temperature – Due to unbalanced pressure in the system.
2. Loss of hot water supply – This happens when there is more demand elsewhere in the Club that drains more supply to other branches. For example, when the kitchen is using hot water for cleaning the dishes.
3. Heat loss in the pipes when unused for a time period – This is most common in the mornings when our team and Members have to flush the residual cold water in the pipes resulting in wastage.

This is being disputed by both the consultant and contractor since the redevelopment handover of the system. They have done multiple “enhancements” but still the problem is unresolved. Worse still, we were unable to get involved as we cannot risk Defect Liability Period (DLP) causing more disputes. When DLP was finalized in July, the outcome of the dispute has still left problems. Management decided that we settle this ourselves as we cannot wait any longer. Hence, a budget was put for the hot water system in the Capex for FY2023.

Actions
This project is spearheaded personally by Nerang, assisted by Azlan. We have engaged M/S Aumada Pte Ltd who has done and resolved many hot water issues for their clients.

After many inspections and discussions, we have come to what we believe is the best solution for the Club.

Recommended Solution
• To install four sets of 100-liter heat pumps supplying to both male and female B2 showers.
• This system will be independent, therefore reducing the demand from the main hot water line.
• There will also be a bypass connected to the main line as a redundancy plan, in the unlikely event that any one of the system breaks down.
• With the reduction in demand from B2 showers, hot water volume to other areas in the Club will improve.

Savings
Savings per month = $1,135

We are now aggressively actioning the works, many of which can only be done after midnight. We are pushing for completion by the beginning of October.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank Members for their patience and understanding.

Ezequiel Suarez, Tennis Professional

Hailing from Argentina, Ezequiel recently joined the Club as a Tennis Professional. In his youth, Ezequiel was ranked one of the top 20 junior tennis players in his country and later on received a scholarship to play tennis at the Arizona Christian University (ACU) in the U.S. During his time in university, Ezequiel ranked #19 on the Doubles National Rankings and helped his school team place at #7 on the NAIA National Rankings.

After graduating from ACU, Ezequiel was offered the Men’s and Women’s Graduate Assistant Coach position at Southwestern College (Kansas) while pursuing his Masters in Business Administration at the same time.

In 2020, Ezequiel decided to pursue a full-time career in tennis. He joined the prestigious Cliff Drysdale Tennis as a Tennis Professional and was later offered the role of Paddle Tennis Program Director.

Two years later, Ezequiel moved to the Baha Mar Racquet Club in Nassau, Bahamas where he was the Head Tennis Professional. Following that, he joined the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis as their Tennis Director.

Now, Ezequiel has decided to move to Singapore to broaden his horizons in the world of tennis. He hopes to be able to share his knowledge, experience and passion for the sport with other aspiring professional tennis players.

Mark your calendars! The second GC Meet & Greet will be happening on Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. Nasir Kausar, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and Mathew Welch, Chair of the Strategic Planning Working Group will be jointly presenting the first draft of the Club’s strategic plans at this event.

Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: 
In-person at the Library (maximum capacity: 50 pax)
OR
Virtual via Zoom
Click here to register.

Registration closes on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.
Please note that Members who tune in via Zoom will not be able to engage in the dialogue session with GC Members. Members are encouraged to attend in-person for the opportunity to engage and interact with GC Members.

MOONCAKE FLASH SALE

Our exclusive signature blue mooncake boxes have sold out quickly! Drop by the Lobby on Friday and Saturday, September 9 & 10 for our Mooncake Flash Sale, featuring individual mooncakes only, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

With this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival coming up on September 10, 2022, many of us gearing up to experience traditional celebratory staples that will no doubt evoke many heartfelt childhood memories. There’s so much to look forward to – the iconic light-up in Chinatown, ornately-designed lanterns and shimmering sparklers illuminating happy faces under the night sky, and the annual gastronomical custom of indulging in mooncakes with friends and family.

At The American Club, we’re leaning into mooncake mania with the launch of this year’s specially-crafted selection of artisanal flavors such as Lychee, Yuzu, Green Tea, Black Sesame Bean Paste, and Custard Lava with Salted Egg. If a traditional take on these delights is more your cup of tea, you’ll be more than pleased with our White Lotus and Melon Seed mooncakes.

The Club’s 74th Birthday Bash 
Saturday, September 17, 2022
6:00 p.m. until late

Are you ready to rock ‘n’ roll at the party of the year? The Club is turning 74 this year and we’ll be throwing a rock star themed birthday bash to celebrate this occasion.

Early Bird ticket sales: August 19, 2022
$74 per ticket for the first 74 Members.

Click here to get your Early Bird tickets.

Regular tickets go on sale starting August 22, 2022.

 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

TRANSFORM INTO A ROCK STAR
Complete your rock star look with face painting and air brush tattoos at the Lobby. Kiss, David Bowie, Iron Maiden?
You are the true rock star, baby!

LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES
The Galbraith Ballroom: Get ready to rock your socks off! Shirlyn & The UnXpected will get you head-banging with all your favorite rock anthems.

The 2nd Floor: Take a breather at The 2nd Floor as Leandra Lane churns out acoustic versions of your favorite modern rock tunes.

Union Bar: Enjoy classic rock tunes with the Rock Rosettes as you sip on your favorite pint of beer.

Open Mic @ The Lobby: Do you feel your inner rock star yearning to sing, strum or beat a tune or two? Bring your instruments,
chord sheets, or just your hidden talent and rock out at an open mic jam session at the Lobby.

WINE & DINE
Even rock stars need to fuel up for the party, and we’ve created special dining menus at The 2nd Floor, Union Bar and The Galbraith Ballroom. If you are on a liquid diet, like any rock star would be, grab a beer or two at any of our open bars. Free flow alcohol for the win!

Club Member Kim Eng shares her story about her awe-inspiring journey through life; from war refugee to grateful American.

 

When Landy Eng, President of The American Club donated a frayed American flag to the Club during its 4th of July celebrations, it wasn’t just a gesture of goodwill or largesse; nobody could have anticipated the heartwarming story around it.

Since the beginning of time, mankind has used symbols  and signs to convey ideas and messages in a way that would be as universally understood as possible. When no written language was available, it was graphical representations of items, actions, and events that transmitted information and knowledge to others.

Take for instance, the American flag. Its symbolism depicts the original 13 colonies and 50 states of the Union, as well as the attributes of hardiness, valor, purity, justice and perseverance. To most people, especially Americans, the flag is also a motif of freedom, hope, strength, opportunity, and democracy. To Kim Eng, Landy’s wife of over three decades, the flag stands for so much more – a bastion and  testament to her awe-inspiring journey through life; from war refugee to grateful American.

Escaping the Vietnam War

Born Kim-Oanh Bui, Kim grew up in Vietnam during the turbulent years of the Vietnam War. Just  before the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, young Kim joined thousands of other war refugees fleeing from their homeland via flights to the Philippines, Guam, and finally, the United States of America. She made the daunting trip alone, without her parents or any other family member to care for her.

When Kim arrived in the United States, she was situated at Camp Pendleton in California, where she would remain for the next few  months. Helmed initially by a US Army Major, Captain Lon Getlin who served as Commander of the facility, it was the first US military base to provide a  safe haven for Vietnamese evacuees in Operation New Arrivals. The mission saw over 50,000 war refugees transported to the base in the largest humanitarian airlift in history.

Settling into Camp Pendleton

Barely a few weeks into her stay at the camp, Kim was robbed of her belongings, leaving her even more destitute than before. However, Kim’s spirit of resolve would not be broken. Being the resourceful young girl that she was, she sought help from a camp leader who brought her to Captain Getlin, who compassionately took her under his wing and brought her to a bank to open a safe deposit box to keep her valuables.  

It was the same fatherly friendship between her and the Army Major that Kim became an interpreter for him. She translated Vietnamese to French as he carried out his official duties. At the time, Kim did not speak a word of English. 

Kim’s first 4th of July was in Camp Pendleton, a profoundly bittersweet experience for her and her fellow refugees in the US; they were celebrating their freedom from the terrors of war, but in a foreign land so far from home, with so much uncertainty ahead. It was during this emotional festivity that Kim recalls seeing the American flag, unfurled in all its glory and flapping valiantly in the wind, as if it were keeping watch over the camp and its inhabitants. A symbol of safety and enduring hope, the flag became synonymous with a fresh start in the United States.

New Beginnings and a Happy Reunion

Kim’s foray into the realm of her new life began in September 1975 when she was taken in by the Schellerups, the loving family of a war cameraman turned Hollywood film director, who would foster her through the years ahead. Not long after in November, Camp Pendleton closed its doors as a refugee center, the flag she had admired on the 4th of July lowered for the last time, signaling the end of a chapter in Kim’s life.  

Keen to assimilate into American society, Kim enrolled in Hollywood High, where she became fluent in English. All this while, she hadn’t forgotten her real family and was doing her utmost to search for their whereabouts.

After four years, she had finally tracked down her birth mother and the rest of her family. The reunion took place on Thanksgiving Day of 1979, an occasion very much befitting of the momentous event. With her house in order and inspired by the impact of Captain Getlin’s kindness on her life, Kim then went on to volunteer at numerous other refugee camps in California and across the United States.

A Present from the Past

On July 23, 1989, Kim’s wedding day, that impact was further compounded when Kim received a wedding gift from Captain Getlin, with whom she had lost contact for 15 years. It was the very flag that had flown over Camp Pendleton and captivated Kim when she was just a child; one that had now taken on the symbolism of love, reconnection, and family – in addition to safety and hope.

Since then, the flag has remained a prized possession in the Eng’s home for 33 years until it was donated to the Club on July 4, 2022. Its display will be graced by Captain Getlin, who has arranged to fly to Singapore next year to visit Kim and Landy in a homecoming of sorts.

And as Kim’s journey comes full circle, we see more clearly than ever how Kim – in her fortitude, resilience, generosity, and determination to thrive – has become the consummate embodiment of the values espoused by the American flag.

Visit our Fall magazine 2022 to read more articles!

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

 

We are very pleased to report that the end of the financial year (unaudited) accounts show that the Club has recorded an improved gross operating profit (before bonus) of $1.08M. We have also added $3.0M to our cash reserves to close at over $30M.

Please click here to view the Members’ Dashboard as at June 30, 2022.

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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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

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Bottles2Go!

 

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

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Essentials2Go!

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

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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.

Create timeless memories and merriment as you gather around the Christmas tree sipping hot cocoa and singing Christmas carols with your family.

Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (4 – 5 ft) $305
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (5 – 6 ft) $395
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (6 – 7 ft) $485
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (7 – 8 ft) $645
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree (8 – 9 ft) $895
Red Poinsettia $25
Mini Christmas Tree $25
Table Wreath with décor (12” diameter) $120
Fresh Hanging Wreath with décor (20” diameter) $190
Fresh Hanging Wreath with décor (22” diameter) $220
Fresh Hanging Wreath with décor (24” diameter) $250

View the order form here.

For more information, please drop by Essentials, call 6739-4332 or email essentials@amclub.org.sg

In October 2019, the General Committee (GC) made three proposals with renderings and budgets to make improvements to the Club’s Pool deck. A membership vote was held. Members voted to do nothing.

In February 2022, Management recommended a small budget of $500K for FY2023 to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of pool deck, taking into account capital costs and expected maintenance costs. The GC approved the budget in May 2022.

Two GC Members were tasked to gather facts, data, staff opinions and report directly to the GC. They requested three callouts for an Advisory Panel of architectural/design professionals – Pool Area Design Advisory Council (PADAC) – to assist the Club with a holistic approach. 15 Members applied from a variety of professional backgrounds, three were selected.

The Advisory Council will meet after this year’s Annual General Meeting with the objective to set priorities and improve the pool deck with the $500K budget by August 2023.

The Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in-person at the Club and virtually via livestream on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Eligible Members may vote (1) in-person, on-site at the AGM, (2) by Absentee Ballot at the Club, (3) electronically in advance of the AGM, by November 8, 2022.

All Eligible Members would have received their user login credentials via email by Lumi Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd. E-voting and Absentee Ballot at the Club are open from October 25, 2022, 12:00 p.m. to November 8, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

Non-voting Members will receive their unique login credentials to attend the virtual AGM as observers by November 3, 2022.

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 
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 to re-qualify or move up to 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

*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.

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 20% 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
• Invitation to the annual 10K party
• Dining privileges of up to 15% 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 $25 off at The 2nd Floor

 

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

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

We are thrilled to announce that The American Club has been recognized as a Great Place to work for a second consecutive year. This prestigious award is based on our Team Members’ feedback gathered from Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture and employee experience.

The re-certification is a reaffirmation of the strong familial culture and ethos of the Club – one that encompasses a One Club, One Team spirit, along with the values of excellence, inclusivity, collaboration and camaraderie.

It is also a testament to our unique culture, robust professional development and commitment to employee recognition and appreciation.

When asked why Team Members feel that The American Club is a great place to work, the most frequently mentioned words were “people”, “family” and “caring employer”.

Find out more about our open positions here and grow your career at an organization that puts its people first.

Festive Guide

Merry & Bright, a traditional take on the holiday season, is the theme of our year-end celebrations.  Winter at the Club is a time for festive merriment, indulgent culinary delights, and catching up with friends and family.

Consider your holiday calendar booked, and festive shopping checked, as the Club has everything you need to make this season truly the most wonderful time of the year.  Expect the finest holiday roasts, delectable desserts, luxurious gifts and family-friendly activities that are sure to fill you with glee.

Winter Magazine

For your reading pleasure, we are launching the Winter issue of On Eagle’s Wings together with the Festive Guide.

Flip to page 3 to read about what it takes for our pastry team to run the Club’s pastry show for the upcoming festive season.

Then, flip to page 5 to find out more about the history behind Christmas and how it has evolved over the decades to become everyone’s favorite time of the year.

We look forward to being a part of your festive celebrations, making this a memorable holiday that is Merry & Bright.

 

The Club is looking to organize a tennis trip to the Australian Open in Melbourne from January 16 – 21, 2023.

It shall be inclusive of Singapore Airlines or Emirates return flights from Singapore to Melbourne, double or twin share accommodation (minimum four-star) close to the venue, three night session tickets at Rod Laver Arena, and one evening limited hospitality box access.

Additionally, visit either Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club or Peninsula Kingswood Golf Club.

The estimated cost is S$9,000 per person.

Register your interest via markj@amclub.org.sg.

We are pleased to announce that you can now make reservations and manage your sên Spa bookings on the TAC Book app. All registered app users will be able to make Spa reservations for their family members.

Please note the following privacy settings:

  • The Principal Member and Spouse will not be able to view each other’s Spa bookings.
  • The Principal Member and Spouse will be able to view their children’s Spa bookings. Children will not be able to view their parents’ Spa bookings.

To access this new function, please ensure that you have downloaded the latest version of the TAC Book app.

Click here to download on the App Store or here to download on Google Play.

Click here for the FAQ and a guide on how to use the app to manage Spa bookings.

For tech support, please email tacbook@amclub.org.sg

The American Club and Peter Burwash International (PBI) are delighted to announce that Jorge Pinilla, PBI Tennis Director of Players Development at the Club, was recently invited to undertake the Level A coaching certification from the Global Professional Tennis Coach Association (GPTCA) at the Angelique Kerber Tennis Academy in Poland.

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), through the GPTCA, selected only 20 coaches in the world to be updated to Level A. By joining the GPTCA and completing the certification, Jorge can now rub shoulders with the finest group of professional coaches in the tennis world – Toni Nadal, Ivan Ljubicic, Magnus Norman, Alberto Castellani, Larri Passos, Jose Perlas, Patrick Mouratoglou, to name a few – recognized by the ATP Tour. He is the only Level A coach in Southeast Asia and the first Colombian to attain this esteemed certification. Congratulations to Jorge!

The TAC2Go! collection counter will be moving a few meters down from its current location by early October, closer to the ramp leading into the B1 level of the Car Park. A blinker will be installed just before the B1 Car Park entrance. We encourage all drivers to drive with caution and to make sure that the blinker is not blinking before proceeding.

Leading up to the Annual General Meeting, join General Manager Rick Coate in getting to know the Club’s committee structures and its roles and responsibilities.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Zoom

Recommended Attendees:
• New Members
• Members who are keen to volunteer

Register here.

Dear Members,

2022 has been a year of transitioning towards endemic living. The economy hastened to re-open only to be met by a host of challenges brought about by the pandemic aftermath. Businesses had to modify operations to manage inflation, supply chain disruption, energy price hike, changes in work pass regulation and manpower shortages. Among all of these problems, the toughest to address is the lack of manpower which is prevalent across the board from the administration team to the operation teams.

The Club’s Team Members have to step up by working longer hours, going beyond their job scope, training new hires & interns and postponing annual & home leaves. Collaboration, commitment and working as One Club, One Team made it possible for Members to continue enjoying the service standards that are unique to The American Club.

This exemplary teamwork has also elevated the Club to be awarded the Top 100 Platinum City Clubs of the World 2022/23 and recognized as a Great Place to Work.

We would like to invite our Members to express their appreciation to our Team Members by making a contribution to the Annual Staff Holiday Fund.

A standard deduction of $150 will be reflected in your November 2022 Statement of Accounts. If you would like to contribute a larger amount or opt-out of this program, please fill up and submit this form. Your contribution will be distributed to all of the Club’s eligible Team Members.

We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation for your generosity. If you have any queries about the program, please drop me an email at generalmanager@amclub.org.sg

 

Sincerely Yours,

Rick Coate
General Manager

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Member Portal that is accessible through the Club’s website. Please click here to view the step-by-step account creation and login guide.

DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP CARD
The new Member Portal comes with enhanced features built for your convenience. It includes a digital Member e-Card that can be accessed from your mobile phone and will be available for use across the new point-of-sale systems in the Club, once they are launched. Principal Members can also view their e-Statement of Accounts (e-SOA), and easily update their particulars under the Profile tab.

E-VOUCHERS
Say goodbye to physical Club vouchers. Once the e-vouchers have been issued, Members can conveniently view all of them at a glance on the Member Portal. This new feature also allows you to keep track of vouchers that are expiring soon and those that have been redeemed.

ACCESS TO MEMBERS-ONLY INFORMATION
For added convenience, the new Downloads tab displays important Club information such as the General Committee Meeting Minutes and the Members’ Financial Dashboard all in one page. Niche Group Members can also view all of their privileges for the quarter by clicking on the new Niche Group tab.

We have also implemented a Contact Us tab where you can inquire or find frequently asked topics.

Please be informed that the physical copy of your August 2022 Statement of Accounts (SOA) has been mailed to your registered address. You can expect to receive it by mid-next week. The new Member Portal will also reflect your e-SOA from August 2022 onwards. Members will no longer receive a physical copy of their SOA from September 2022 onwards.

Please click here to learn how to access your e-SOA on the Member Portal.

Members can make payment of their monthly Statement of Accounts at their own convenience with any of our four e-payment modes.

 

PayNow to UEN # S61SS0073F
Please indicate your membership account number as the ‘Bill Reference No’.

 

Internet banking facilities is available for the following banks:
DBS, OCBC, UOB, and Standard Chartered.

Please indicate your membership account number as the ‘Reference number’.

 

Telegraphic transfer with our bank details as follows:

Company name: THE AMERICAN CLUB
Bank name: UNITED OVERSEAS BANK
Bank acct number: 101-334-357-3
Bank address: UOB Main Branch
Bank code: 7375
Branch code: 001
Swift code: UOVBSGSG

Please indicate your membership account number as the ‘Reference number or Remarks’.

 

Giro
Monthly deductions on the 18th of each month. Deductions will be made the next working day if the 18th of the month falls on a weekend or a public holiday. Please note that the Giro processing may take about 6 – 8 weeks.

 

Update as of September 19, 2022: To ensure a seamless booking experience for Members, the launch of sên Spa on TAC Book will be postponed to early October. During this period, Members may email spa@amclub.org.sg or call 6739-4449 / 459. Details on the new launch date will be advised in due course. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

From September 20, 2022, Members will be able to make and manage bookings for sên Spa services via TAC Book. Migration will soon be in progress, so Members will not be able to schedule new bookings or make changes to existing appointments from September 13 to 19, 2022.

During the redevelopment, the Club’s hot water system was relocated to the Claymore Rooftop (L4) and distributes hot water supply throughout the building, all the way to sên Spa, located on Basement 3. The pipes alone, including of the branch lines, is of a length of 350 meters. This design causes pressure loss in the countless valves and turns in the main system. As such, we have been experiencing fluctuating water temperature, loss of hot water supply, and heat loss in the pipes when unused for a period of time. This has been a disputed defect for way too long so we have budgeted to rectify it with a new independent system by the beginning of October.

Background
The hot water system is located at the Claymore Rooftop (L4) and distributes hot water supply throughout the building, all the way to sên Spa, located on Basement 3. The pipes alone, inclusive of the branch lines, are of a length of 350 meters. This causes pressure loss happening in the countless valves and turns in the main system. As such, we have been experiencing three main issues.

1. Fluctuating water temperature – Due to unbalanced pressure in the system.
2. Loss of hot water supply – This happens when there is more demand elsewhere in the Club that drains more supply to other branches. For example, when the kitchen is using hot water for cleaning the dishes.
3. Heat loss in the pipes when unused for a time period – This is most common in the mornings when our team and Members have to flush the residual cold water in the pipes resulting in wastage.

This is being disputed by both the consultant and contractor since the redevelopment handover of the system. They have done multiple “enhancements” but still the problem is unresolved. Worse still, we were unable to get involved as we cannot risk Defect Liability Period (DLP) causing more disputes. When DLP was finalized in July, the outcome of the dispute has still left problems. Management decided that we settle this ourselves as we cannot wait any longer. Hence, a budget was put for the hot water system in the Capex for FY2023.

Actions
This project is spearheaded personally by Nerang, assisted by Azlan. We have engaged M/S Aumada Pte Ltd who has done and resolved many hot water issues for their clients.

After many inspections and discussions, we have come to what we believe is the best solution for the Club.

Recommended Solution
• To install four sets of 100-liter heat pumps supplying to both male and female B2 showers.
• This system will be independent, therefore reducing the demand from the main hot water line.
• There will also be a bypass connected to the main line as a redundancy plan, in the unlikely event that any one of the system breaks down.
• With the reduction in demand from B2 showers, hot water volume to other areas in the Club will improve.

Savings
Savings per month = $1,135

We are now aggressively actioning the works, many of which can only be done after midnight. We are pushing for completion by the beginning of October.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank Members for their patience and understanding.

Ezequiel Suarez, Tennis Professional

Hailing from Argentina, Ezequiel recently joined the Club as a Tennis Professional. In his youth, Ezequiel was ranked one of the top 20 junior tennis players in his country and later on received a scholarship to play tennis at the Arizona Christian University (ACU) in the U.S. During his time in university, Ezequiel ranked #19 on the Doubles National Rankings and helped his school team place at #7 on the NAIA National Rankings.

After graduating from ACU, Ezequiel was offered the Men’s and Women’s Graduate Assistant Coach position at Southwestern College (Kansas) while pursuing his Masters in Business Administration at the same time.

In 2020, Ezequiel decided to pursue a full-time career in tennis. He joined the prestigious Cliff Drysdale Tennis as a Tennis Professional and was later offered the role of Paddle Tennis Program Director.

Two years later, Ezequiel moved to the Baha Mar Racquet Club in Nassau, Bahamas where he was the Head Tennis Professional. Following that, he joined the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis as their Tennis Director.

Now, Ezequiel has decided to move to Singapore to broaden his horizons in the world of tennis. He hopes to be able to share his knowledge, experience and passion for the sport with other aspiring professional tennis players.

Mark your calendars! The second GC Meet & Greet will be happening on Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. Nasir Kausar, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and Mathew Welch, Chair of the Strategic Planning Working Group will be jointly presenting the first draft of the Club’s strategic plans at this event.

Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: 
In-person at the Library (maximum capacity: 50 pax)
OR
Virtual via Zoom
Click here to register.

Registration closes on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.
Please note that Members who tune in via Zoom will not be able to engage in the dialogue session with GC Members. Members are encouraged to attend in-person for the opportunity to engage and interact with GC Members.

MOONCAKE FLASH SALE

Our exclusive signature blue mooncake boxes have sold out quickly! Drop by the Lobby on Friday and Saturday, September 9 & 10 for our Mooncake Flash Sale, featuring individual mooncakes only, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

With this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival coming up on September 10, 2022, many of us gearing up to experience traditional celebratory staples that will no doubt evoke many heartfelt childhood memories. There’s so much to look forward to – the iconic light-up in Chinatown, ornately-designed lanterns and shimmering sparklers illuminating happy faces under the night sky, and the annual gastronomical custom of indulging in mooncakes with friends and family.

At The American Club, we’re leaning into mooncake mania with the launch of this year’s specially-crafted selection of artisanal flavors such as Lychee, Yuzu, Green Tea, Black Sesame Bean Paste, and Custard Lava with Salted Egg. If a traditional take on these delights is more your cup of tea, you’ll be more than pleased with our White Lotus and Melon Seed mooncakes.

The Club’s 74th Birthday Bash 
Saturday, September 17, 2022
6:00 p.m. until late

Are you ready to rock ‘n’ roll at the party of the year? The Club is turning 74 this year and we’ll be throwing a rock star themed birthday bash to celebrate this occasion.

Early Bird ticket sales: August 19, 2022
$74 per ticket for the first 74 Members.

Click here to get your Early Bird tickets.

Regular tickets go on sale starting August 22, 2022.

 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

TRANSFORM INTO A ROCK STAR
Complete your rock star look with face painting and air brush tattoos at the Lobby. Kiss, David Bowie, Iron Maiden?
You are the true rock star, baby!

LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES
The Galbraith Ballroom: Get ready to rock your socks off! Shirlyn & The UnXpected will get you head-banging with all your favorite rock anthems.

The 2nd Floor: Take a breather at The 2nd Floor as Leandra Lane churns out acoustic versions of your favorite modern rock tunes.

Union Bar: Enjoy classic rock tunes with the Rock Rosettes as you sip on your favorite pint of beer.

Open Mic @ The Lobby: Do you feel your inner rock star yearning to sing, strum or beat a tune or two? Bring your instruments,
chord sheets, or just your hidden talent and rock out at an open mic jam session at the Lobby.

WINE & DINE
Even rock stars need to fuel up for the party, and we’ve created special dining menus at The 2nd Floor, Union Bar and The Galbraith Ballroom. If you are on a liquid diet, like any rock star would be, grab a beer or two at any of our open bars. Free flow alcohol for the win!

Club Member Kim Eng shares her story about her awe-inspiring journey through life; from war refugee to grateful American.

 

When Landy Eng, President of The American Club donated a frayed American flag to the Club during its 4th of July celebrations, it wasn’t just a gesture of goodwill or largesse; nobody could have anticipated the heartwarming story around it.

Since the beginning of time, mankind has used symbols  and signs to convey ideas and messages in a way that would be as universally understood as possible. When no written language was available, it was graphical representations of items, actions, and events that transmitted information and knowledge to others.

Take for instance, the American flag. Its symbolism depicts the original 13 colonies and 50 states of the Union, as well as the attributes of hardiness, valor, purity, justice and perseverance. To most people, especially Americans, the flag is also a motif of freedom, hope, strength, opportunity, and democracy. To Kim Eng, Landy’s wife of over three decades, the flag stands for so much more – a bastion and  testament to her awe-inspiring journey through life; from war refugee to grateful American.

Escaping the Vietnam War

Born Kim-Oanh Bui, Kim grew up in Vietnam during the turbulent years of the Vietnam War. Just  before the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, young Kim joined thousands of other war refugees fleeing from their homeland via flights to the Philippines, Guam, and finally, the United States of America. She made the daunting trip alone, without her parents or any other family member to care for her.

When Kim arrived in the United States, she was situated at Camp Pendleton in California, where she would remain for the next few  months. Helmed initially by a US Army Major, Captain Lon Getlin who served as Commander of the facility, it was the first US military base to provide a  safe haven for Vietnamese evacuees in Operation New Arrivals. The mission saw over 50,000 war refugees transported to the base in the largest humanitarian airlift in history.

Settling into Camp Pendleton

Barely a few weeks into her stay at the camp, Kim was robbed of her belongings, leaving her even more destitute than before. However, Kim’s spirit of resolve would not be broken. Being the resourceful young girl that she was, she sought help from a camp leader who brought her to Captain Getlin, who compassionately took her under his wing and brought her to a bank to open a safe deposit box to keep her valuables.  

It was the same fatherly friendship between her and the Army Major that Kim became an interpreter for him. She translated Vietnamese to French as he carried out his official duties. At the time, Kim did not speak a word of English. 

Kim’s first 4th of July was in Camp Pendleton, a profoundly bittersweet experience for her and her fellow refugees in the US; they were celebrating their freedom from the terrors of war, but in a foreign land so far from home, with so much uncertainty ahead. It was during this emotional festivity that Kim recalls seeing the American flag, unfurled in all its glory and flapping valiantly in the wind, as if it were keeping watch over the camp and its inhabitants. A symbol of safety and enduring hope, the flag became synonymous with a fresh start in the United States.

New Beginnings and a Happy Reunion

Kim’s foray into the realm of her new life began in September 1975 when she was taken in by the Schellerups, the loving family of a war cameraman turned Hollywood film director, who would foster her through the years ahead. Not long after in November, Camp Pendleton closed its doors as a refugee center, the flag she had admired on the 4th of July lowered for the last time, signaling the end of a chapter in Kim’s life.  

Keen to assimilate into American society, Kim enrolled in Hollywood High, where she became fluent in English. All this while, she hadn’t forgotten her real family and was doing her utmost to search for their whereabouts.

After four years, she had finally tracked down her birth mother and the rest of her family. The reunion took place on Thanksgiving Day of 1979, an occasion very much befitting of the momentous event. With her house in order and inspired by the impact of Captain Getlin’s kindness on her life, Kim then went on to volunteer at numerous other refugee camps in California and across the United States.

A Present from the Past

On July 23, 1989, Kim’s wedding day, that impact was further compounded when Kim received a wedding gift from Captain Getlin, with whom she had lost contact for 15 years. It was the very flag that had flown over Camp Pendleton and captivated Kim when she was just a child; one that had now taken on the symbolism of love, reconnection, and family – in addition to safety and hope.

Since then, the flag has remained a prized possession in the Eng’s home for 33 years until it was donated to the Club on July 4, 2022. Its display will be graced by Captain Getlin, who has arranged to fly to Singapore next year to visit Kim and Landy in a homecoming of sorts.

And as Kim’s journey comes full circle, we see more clearly than ever how Kim – in her fortitude, resilience, generosity, and determination to thrive – has become the consummate embodiment of the values espoused by the American flag.

Visit our Fall magazine 2022 to read more articles!

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

 

We are very pleased to report that the end of the financial year (unaudited) accounts show that the Club has recorded an improved gross operating profit (before bonus) of $1.08M. We have also added $3.0M to our cash reserves to close at over $30M.

Please click here to view the Members’ Dashboard as at June 30, 2022.

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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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

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Bottles2Go!

 

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

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Essentials2Go!

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

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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.

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