News Letter
 
UNITED SERVICES CLUB
NEWSLETTER   December 2016
 
The Chairman, Managing Committee and Staff of the United Services Club wish all members and their loved ones A Very Happy, Bright and Prosperous 2017. May the coming year bring good health and peace to you and your loved ones.
 
   
Dear Members,
   
1. 2016 has rolled by and it seems as if December has come all too soon. The word December can’t fail to remind us about Christmas and Santa Claus. On X’Mas Day, 25th December we have a children’s party for our younger members. Please send your little ones aged 12 years and below to the Club Annexe at 5 pm. Santa will be there to hand over their gifts. Please deposit your child’s gifts with your child’s name legibly written on it to the Club Office (PA to Secretary) by 23rd December.
   
2. Those young at heart have double the joy as December is the only month where the club guarantees two dances. On Christmas Eve, 24th December we have the X’Mas Eve Dance commencing 8.30 pm. There will be lots of eats and great music for dance.
   
3. The ‘New Year Eve Ball’ on the night of 31st December promises to be a grand show to bid farewell to 2016 and welcome 2017. Highlights of the above functions will be put up on notice boards closer to the event. Sale of passes will commence in the club by 15th December.
   
4. There will be no Tambola on 01st January 2017.
   
5. Events in December 16
   
  (a) A candle light evening will be held on Sunday, 11 December from 8 pm onwards at the Annexe with Roney Gomes in attendance.
   
  (b) X’Mas Eve Dance will be held on Saturday, 24th December, 8.30 pm onwards at the Annexe.
   
  (c) Children’s X’Mas Party will be held on Sunday, 25th December, 5 pm onwards at the Annexe.
   
  (d) Tombola is played every Sunday from 1100 hrs to 1300 hrs. Bumper Tombola will be played on 25th December.
   
  (e) New Year’s Eve Dance will be held on Saturday, 31st December, 8.30pm onwards at the Annexe.
   
  (f) Dance to the tunes of Roney Gomes every Sunday evening at the Annexe.
   
  (g) There will be no Tambola on 01st January 2017.
   
6. A few general points are enumerated in the succeeding attachment to this news letter. All members are requested to go though the same to keep themselves updated on various issues pertaining to the facilities and timings of various activities in the club.
   
7. In conclusion, wishing you all the very best and looking forward to your continued interaction with the club including suggestions to make this club more vibrant, and the facilities more meaningful and enjoyable for each and every one of us. Thanking you all once again.
   
  Wishing you all the very best and a very happy New Year.
   
    (GS Khera)  
Commodore
Secretary   
  Place: United Services Club, Mumbai
Date:  01 Dec 16
   
   
General Points for Information
   
1. Classes. The following classes are presently being held in the club:-
 
  (a) Fitness by Mrs B S Poornima
  (b) Dance Classes by Mrs Shilpa Kapoor
  (c) Zumba Classes by Mrs Rupali Barve
   
  Members desirous of joining the above classes may contact Mrs Manisha Soni, Mrs B S Poornima, Mrs Shilpa Kapoor and Mrs Rupali Barve on mobiles 09869710585, 09969942708 and 09966330412 respectively.
   
2. Weekly Closing of Main Club and Annexe. All Club facilities for weekly off will be closed on days mentioned against each:-
   
  Golf and Annexe : Monday
  Main Club : Tuesday
   
3. Swimming Pool. In order to carry out maintenance of the pool, swimming pool will be closed from 1400 to 1600 h everyday. The following timings will be followed:-
   
  (a) Members, Spouse and – 0630 – 1400 h
    guests above 18 years 1600 – 2030 h
     
  (b) Dependents and guests - 0630 – 1400 h
    below 18 years 1600 – 1845 h
   
  (c) Tuesday - Closed
   
4. The club would like to reiterate a few issues for the benefit of members. The same are enumerated in the succeeding paragraphs.
   
  Payment of Bills. Members are requested to maintain a minimum of zero balance account with the club.
   
  Updating of Mobile and Email ID. Our endeavour to reach out to members through SMS and e-mail will only be successful if members update their mobile numbers and e-mail IDs with the club. Members are requested to intimate the clubs IT operator, Shri Shabaz Khan, on Mobile No 09029248255 regarding their mobile nos and email Id. This will enable keeping the members updated on the latest events of the club.
   
  Club Web Site. Members must visit the club website to know about their bill details. The ‘Member Login’ page gives complete details of your current and previous monthly bills. The ‘Bill Details’ Section shows you a complete breakdown of F&B items consumed by you with their price. Your latest balance is also shown. Option for online payment appears on the page in case there is a negative balance in excess of the permissible limit.
   
  On Line Payment. Members may please note that following rates of transaction processing fee will be applicable for on time payment:-
   
  (a) Net banking transactions
    (i) HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, AXIS Bank, SBI and Associate Banks. 1.90% of Customer Payment Amount.
    (ii) All other banks. 1.75% of Customer Payment Amount.
   
  (b) Amex / Diners card based transactions. 3% of Customer Payment Amount.
   
  (c) Mobile wallets / Cash card based transactions. 2.50% of Customer Payment Amount.
   
  (d) Service Tax and other tax / taxes if applicable, will be charged in addition.
   
  (e) Transaction fee is subject to a minimum of Rs. 10/- per transaction.
   
  Procedure for Online Payments
   
  (a) Go on website: www.usclub.co.in
  (b) Login by membership number.
  (c) Password (by default 123)
  (d) Update Profile.
  (e) Monthly billing – select “month”
  (f) If debit – select “ pay now”
  (g) Charges will be displayed.
  (h) Select “pay now” (to pay by debit/credit card). You can increase this amount manually by erasing it on your screen and entering the enhanced figure to maintain a positive balance account.
   
  Dress Regulations. Please follow the simple rule of being formal rather than casual. Dress Regulations are laid down in Club Bye Laws 15. The same are also displayed on the scroll board in Annexe. Slippers are not allowed in the club as foot wear for anyone.
   
  Dress not Permitted. Chappals, pathan shoes, kurta-pyjama, dhoti-kurta, round neck tee-shirt.
   
  Club Membership Card. All members and their dependents are requested to carry and swipe their new membership cards at the entrance of the Main Club and Annexe. Entry into the club without a valid membership card will not be permitted. Also, the old cards will not be honoured.
   
  Helpers. The club prohibits the presence of personal security/bodyguards, ayahs and attendants anywhere in the club premises. Signing them in as ‘guests’ is strictly not permitted. Infirm members requiring help may please speak to the Secretary in this regards.
   
  Drivers. Drivers are permitted only in the parking area for chauffeur driven cars.
   
  Feeding Strays. Feeding of stray dogs / cats within the club premises is strictly prohibited. The dogs may be fed at the ‘dog feeding point’ only.
   
  Sound Levels. Members may kindly note that music and use of PA equipment, when permitted, for all private parties in the club is to stop at 10 pm sharp. The volume is not to exceed permissible levels as it disturbs other members and residents staying in the proximity of the club. As a thumb rule, the music should be audible within the immediate venue only.
   
  Golf Safety. Golfers play till sunset on all days except Mondays. Walkers are cautioned not to enter and walk on the fairways before sunset as it is very dangerous. When you are driving in the Annexe please stop and check if a golfer is teeing off before you proceed. This is in your own interest. Members are also requested to educate non golfers in their circle of influence about the dangers of a flying golf ball.
   
  Signing in of Guests. The request to sign in their guests at the entrance of the Main Club and Annexe has been repeatedly made to the members. Guests are not to be taken in without being signed in, under any circumstances. Dependents are not permitted to sign in guests. The Managing Committee has directed that violation of this rule on the first occasion will invite a warning letter from the Secretary. On the next occasion, membership will be suspended for six months.
   
  Entertaining of Foreign Nationals. Entertaining foreign nationals in the club without prior permission is strictly prohibited. There is a well laid out procedure to take permission of the Command for entertaining foreign nationals. Members are to take the requisite form from the Secretaries office and submit the same with requisite documents atleast a fortnight prior to the date of entertaining your foreign friends. The club liaises with the Command to request for all such approvals. It is reiterated that any foreign national can visit the club as a members guest only if this approval has been accorded by the Command. And the conduct of this guest whilst in the club is the sole responsibility of the host member.
   
  Adhering to Club Timings. Working of staff is designed in a manner so that services can be provided within the promulgated club working hours only. When the staff is detained overtime it adds unnecessary financial burden on the club which can be avoided. Members and their dependents are therefore requested to strictly adhere to promulgated club timings.
   
  Discipline. It is informed with regret that there are instances of poor discipline when it comes to adhering to club rules like dress regulations, carrying club membership cards, parking, signing in of guests, not feeding stray dogs and following club timings etc. Members are requested to strictly adhere to the rules. Club staff is directed to bring infringement to the notice of members immediately. Kindly do not get into arguments with the duty staff nominated to ensure that rules are being followed as they are doing so on directions of the Managing Committee.
   
 
 
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The much awaited online payment has been
operationalzed.
Processing fees as follows subject to minimum Rs 10/- per transaction.

(1) Net Banking
transactions.


(a) For HDFC, ICICI, AXIS, SBI & associate bank : 1.90%

(b) For all other banks : 1.75%

(2) Visa / Master Credit Card : 2.20%

(3) Visa / Master Debit Card

(a) Upto Rs. 2000/- : 1%

(b) Above Rs. 2000/- : 1.25%

(4) Amex / Diners Card : 3%

(5) Mobile wallets / Cash card : 2.50%

FACILITY EXISTS FOR DEPOSITING CASH/CHEQUE IN US CLUB ACCOUNT OF MEMBERS THROUGH ICICI BANK BRANCH IN INDIA. MEMBERS MAY DOWNLOAD ‘PAY IN SLIP’ FORM. CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD.

OLD CARDS ARE NO MORE VALID IN THE CLUB. MEMBERS NOT IN POSSESSION OF NEW CARDS TO APPROACH CARD SECTION IN MAIN CLUB FOR NECESSARY ACTION. PLEASE AVOID EMBRACEMENT TO ALL CONCERNED DURING CLUB VISITS.

Members may view personal information regarding billing, correspondence etc after login. To login , enter user name (eg: A-2222 AF, B-3333 AFP, C-3333 CIVILIAN, SOC-4444). Members are requested to change their password after first login.

To receive Emails and SMS alerts all members are requested to Log In and using the ‘Update Profile’ option send us your latest contact details.

Please see Newsletter for July 2017

Reiterating Some Ground Rules

Members are informed that the club emphatically prohibits the presence of personal security / bodyguards, ayahs and attendants anywhere in the club premises. Signing them in as ‘guests’ is strictly not permitted.

Drivers are permitted only till the parking area.

Dog attendants, in
possession of a valid security pass are permitted, only in the area earmarked for exercising dogs.

Feeding of strays within the club premises is strictly prohibited. They can be fed at the ‘dog feeding point’ near the Golf workshop.

Music and use of PA equipment, when permitted, for all private parties in the club is to stop at 10 pm sharp. Members who have booked parties earlier may kindly note this. The volume is not to exceed 80db as it disturbs other members as also residents staying in the proximity of the club.

Golfers play till 6.30 p.m. on all days except Mondays. Walkers are cautioned not to enter and walk on the fairways before 6.30 pm as it is dangerous. When you are driving in the Annexe please stop and check if a golfer is teeing off before you proceed. This is in your own interest.

Members are requested to strictly adhere to this rule. Violation of above rules on the first occasion will invite a warning letter from the Secretary. On the next occasion, membership will be suspended for six months.

All Club Facilities For Weekly Off Will Be Closed On Days Mentioned Against Each:-

Main Club : Tuesday
Golf And Annexe : Monday

Any Armed Force Member Who on Retirement Does Not Convert His Membership Category From Service To Retired (AF To AFP) Within 90 Days of Receipt of P.P.O. Will Be Charged Interest of 2 ½ Percent Per Month on The Balance Amount. Thereafter Till Date of Application.

FOLLOWING CLASSES ARE CONDUCTED BY WELL RENOWNED TRAINERS IN CLUB.

FITNESS CLASSES - MRS. B S POORNIMA MOBILE NO. 09869710585.
YOGA - MRS. MANISHA SONI MOBILE NO. 07506076165.

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