As is the norm when it comes to building work, the closure of the Gallery has been delayed slightly and the space will now be in full use until the end of May. With that in mind, do come in and take advantage of this extension and savour the Gallery once or twice more. A note has gone out to all members advising of a change to the lunch schedule, with Thursdays being re-instated to a full Dining Room service due to popular demand. It seems that the Club is swimming well against the tide of recession and is enjoying a welcome uptake on a day to day basis, which will serve the Club well during the Gallery closure. Also due to the popularity of Saturday evening events at the Club, Saturday lunches are now a less formal affair with a simple soup and sandwich menu available in the afternoon.
Another change sees our former General Manager and current Marketing Manager depart the Club after 10 years employment. Naoimh says "With half of my 20 year career in the licensed trade being spent at the Club, it's little surprise that I leave with many fond memories of very happy times. It has been a rollercoaster ride since taking over the reigns all those years ago - coming in to a building that had been closed for two weeks, with little indication of what to expect, I wasn't sure at that stage that I'd last ten minutes. However, working here has been emotional to say the least and I'll always have my 'Memoirs of an Art Club Housekeeper' project to work on if ever I find myself short of things to do."
A marketing replacement will be instated soon to continue the Club's succesful campaign of recruiting new members and developing the Club's facilities, and also increasing the Club's media presence and building its presence in the art world.
With the Club entering an exciting new chapter, events will need a new approach to adapt to utilizing other spaces within the Club. The small but perfectly formed events team would love to hear from any members who may have a flair for organizing parties, coming up with any ideas for new and exciting events, and who thinks they might like to join the team. Please contact the Club if you are interested.
As always, don’t forget that you can advertise your services free of charge on the website’s members database—just email your contact details to the Club with a brief description of the services you offer, and you could be listed the very same day. A very useful tool in these difficult times.