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WELCOME RICK COATE - NEW GENERAL MANAGER

 

 

新加坡365bet网站欢迎新任总经理Richard Coate

 

November 2020 (Singapore) - The American Club Singapore is proud to welcome Rick Coate as The Club’s new General Manager. Coate’s remarkable career spans multiple continents and more than 30 years’ service and management experience.
 
Coate began his stellar club management career in 2002, running some of Australia’s most renowned golf clubs before taking over as the General Manager of the prestigious Hong Kong Cricket Club in 2012. After a three-and-a-half-year stint at the helm, he moved back to Australia where he managed the esteemed Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron. There, he also served as Sports Project Manager at Melbourne Cricket Club before taking over as CEO of Disabled Wintersport Australia.
 
Now, his career brings him back to Asia. “My wife is Malaysian and we enjoy the food (especially spicy food, such as the beef rendang!) and warm weather. It’s good to be in Singapore. I love the friendly people, cleanliness and beauty of this island, and we have many friends here.” 
 
除了他广阔而令人印象深刻的管理组合, Coate has undertaken formal management training and post-graduate education at some of the world’s most reputable programs. 他的教育背景遍及以服务为基础的行业, including an MBA in Sports Management from Deakin University and a professional certification from Harvard University. 
 
About his new position, Coate says, “The American Club, 今年9月它庆祝了72周年, is one of the most iconic Clubs in Asia. 它不仅是创新和友好的本质,但声望和进步. The opportunity to be a custodian of The Club and to lead a diverse team in the city of Singapore is a career pinnacle.”
 
Coate shared that his focuses are to get to know the Members and staff as quickly as possible through regular General Manager Listening & Learning Tours, to work closely with the General Committee, all Committees, 和管理团队对俱乐部的策略优化收入流, operational efficiencies, and service improvements. The ultimate goals are to maximize Members’ satisfaction and The Club’s profitability.
 
Coate brings an empathetic, relationship-based, and outcome-focused management approach.  当被问及如何激发员工的忠诚和信任时, Rick shares, “By providing a safe environment where my team can grow and be happy; by recognizing their contributions no matter how small; leading by example with empathy; by understanding that mistakes are learning opportunities which help us improve. Quoting Sir Richard Branson - “Look after your staff and they will look after your customers”.
 
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Note to Editors
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A home away from home for Members, 俱乐部由外籍人士和当地人组成的紧密社区, has a diverse, thriving culture with a uniquely American flair. Members form lasting friendships that span continents.
 
Media Enquiries
Elaine Chan
Director of Marketing, Communications & Member Engagement
The American Club Singapore
10 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229573
T: +65 6739 4358 | M: +65 8533 1063
E: elainec@redscu.com

 


 

SINGAPORE'S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S WORKING GROUP TO HOST DISCUSSION 'CELEBRATING WOMEN IN A TIME OF CRISIS AND ADVERSITY'

 

Join H.E. Lynn McDonald, High Commissioner of Canada to Singapore; H.E. Margriet Vonno, Ambassador of The Netherlands to Singapore and Brunei; Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei, 新加坡美国商会首席执行官, and Professor Tommy Koh, 新加坡前常驻纽约联合国代表, and former Ambassador to the United States of America, 一个在危机和逆境中反思和洞察的夜晚.

 

 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 (Singapore) - The pandemic has caused monumental shifts in many aspects of life. How has it changed what it means to be a woman?

 

The International Women’s Working Group (IWWG), 由新加坡365bet网站的代表组成, American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, 美国新加坡协会和加拿大新加坡协会, 是否会举办一个讨论小组来探讨这个问题, titled, 'Celebrating Women in a Time of Crisis and Adversity’. The virtual talk will cover compelling topics around womanhood in the post-pandemic world. 它将于2020年8月31日星期一下午5点举行.m. - 6:30 p.m.. 365bet网站及其朋友可免费入场. Click here to register.

 

For people all over the world, the pandemic has caused a dramatic change in our lives. Those changes have caused us to reflect, adapt, 当365bet足球网站寻求在新的现实中找到365bet足球网站的方式时,365bet足球网站要创新. Such seismic changes can, at times, feel isolating. This talk gives us an opportunity to find a shared experience in these difficulties and use them to continue building our community.

 

The event is a spinoff originally built off the success of 2019’s International Women’s Day event, also organized by the IWWG. ‘Celebrating Women in a Time of Crisis and Adversity’ is also IWWG’s first ever virtual event.

 

Moderated by Professor Tommy Koh, 新加坡前常驻纽约联合国代表, and former Ambassador to the United States of America, the panel includes three illustrious women, H.E. Lynn McDonald, High Commissioner of Canada to Singapore, H.E. Margriet Vonno荷兰驻新加坡和文莱大使 Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei, 新加坡美国商会首席执行官, who will share their stories, struggles, and strategies for success in the post-pandemic world.

 

Before the panel begins, 晚会将以投球乐队的独奏开始, an all-girls choir from Singapore American School.

 

‘Celebrating Women in a Time of Crisis and Adversity is for attendees who are learning to deal with the changes caused by the global pandemic. Our speakers are here to encourage with their own stories of success and challenges during this time of change. This is also a safe space for the community to share their stories and to celebrate one another,’ said Su Chern Teo, Chair of the International Women’s Working Group.

 

Professor Koh echoed her thoughts. “我很荣幸能成为这个由杰出女性组成的小组的主持人. 我迫不及待地想听听他们要说些什么——我相信他们会说很多, including myself, will be inspired by their journeys,’ he added.

 

Programme*

5:00 p.m.         国际妇女工作小组主席张淑贞致开幕辞

5:10 p.m.         新加坡美国学校的开场表演

5:30 p.m.         Panel discussion

 

*时间表如有更改,恕不另行通知.

 

 

Biographies of Speakers and Moderator

 

H.E. Lynn McDonald

High commission of Canada to Singapore

Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Lynn is a graduate of the United World College of the Atlantic in the United Kingdom (IB, 1987) as well as of the University of Toronto’s Trinity College (BA High Distinction, International Relations & Economics, 1991) and Faculty of Law (LLB, 1994). She was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1995 and joined Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in 1996. During her time in Ottawa, Lynn worked in the Legal Bureau, the Trade Law Bureau, and the Trade Policy Bureau of GAC. In her most recent assignment at GAC headquarters, she served as the Director of the Intellectual Property Trade Policy Division (TMI) where she oversaw the negotiation of the intellectual property provisions of Canada's bilateral and multilateral trade agreements (2011-2014). Her overseas positions have included as legal advisor at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland (1999-2002) and Counsellor and Head of the trade policy section at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. (2005-2009). Her most recent assignment abroad was as Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao (2014-2016). Lynn is married and has two children.

 

H.E. Margriet Vonno

Ambassador of The Netherlands to Singapore and Brunei

玛格丽特在乌得勒支大学学习国际关系, 他拥有鹿特丹管理学院的工商管理硕士学位. In 1990, she started her career at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and held various positions in New York, Washington DC, Brussels and The Hague. Before Margriet's appointment as the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Singapore and Brunei in August 2017, she was Director at the Strategy and Policy Advice Department at the Netherlands Ministry for Infrastructure and the Environment from 2014-2017 and Deputy Director of the Europe Department at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2011-2014. Margriet是Velocity的顾问委员会365bet足球网站, 2017年6月在荷兰举行的国际自行车大会. 她也是荷兰公共管理协会的董事会365bet足球网站. 她嫁给了Martin Vonno,他们有一个女儿,Leda.

 

Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei

CEO of American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore

Hsien holds a PhD in Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health where she was the recipient of a US National Institutes of Health Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Training Grant. Her doctoral thesis explored the genetic epidemiology of end-stage renal disease and type 2 diabetes. Hsien completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the National Taiwan University Hospital in the Department of Internal Medicine. 她还拥有斯坦福大学(Stanford University)人类生物学学士学位. Hsien is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. 在此之前,她在新加坡美国商会任职, Hsien was Vice President, Medical and Scientific Affairs, Medtronic Asia Pacific, where she was responsible for the Medtronic Innovation Centers in Japan and Korea (training and education), 以及公司在该地区的卫生系统转型战略. Hsien在企业传播方面也有丰富的经验, advertising and promotion, and government affairs. Hsien has lived and worked in the U.S.美国、台湾、日本、越南、英国,现在总部设在新加坡.

 

Professor Tommy Koh

新加坡前常驻纽约联合国代表, and Ambassador to the United States of America

Professor Tommy Koh is currently the Professor of Law at National University of Singapore (NUS), Ambassador-At-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Rector of the Tembusu College at NUS, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Centre for International Law at NUS and Special Adviser to IPS. 许教授曾获新加坡政府颁发的奖项, Chile, Finland, France, Japan, Netherlands, Spain and the United States. He is the Chairman of the International Advisory Panel of the Asia Research Institute (NUS) and Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Master’s Degree on Environmental Management (NUS).  He is the Co-Chairman of the Asian Development Bank’s Advisory Committee on Water and Sanitation and is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the SymAsia Foundation of Credit Suisse (pro bono). Professor Koh received the Champion of the Earth Award from UNEP and the inaugural President's Award for the Environment from Singapore.   He was conferred with honorary doctoral degrees in law by Yale and Monash Universities.  哈佛大学于2014年授予他“伟大的谈判家奖”.

 

About International Women’s Working Group (IWWG)

IWWG believes in the synergy of collaboration, and recognizes events as a powerful platform for women to come together to engage in deeper conversations. Thus a community was created to celebrate one another.

 

Note to Editors

新加坡美国协会于1948年成立, 365bet网站是位于新加坡中心的私人365bet网站俱乐部. Conveniently located in the Orchard Road area, The Club offers a full range of dining, wellness, recreational options and children’s programs. With four restaurants and a bar, a full-service spa, a business center, library, state-of-the-art gymnasium, swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts, The Quad children’s area, 保龄球馆(该俱乐部于1955年在新加坡建立了第一个保龄球馆!), camps for the children, and sports programs, 比如美国游泳项目(东南亚仅有的两个项目之一), 由1984年夏季奥运会奖牌得主格雷格·法萨拉掌舵), The American Club is more than just a Clubhouse. A home away from home for Members, 俱乐部由外籍人士和当地人组成的紧密社区, has a diverse, thriving culture with a uniquely American flair. Members form lasting friendships that span continents.

 

Media Enquiries:

Elaine Chan

Director of Marketing, Communications & Member Engagement

The American Club

10 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229573

T: +65 6739 4358 | M: +65 8533 1063

E: elainec@redscu.com

 

 


 

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

INNOVATION ENABLES THE AMERICAN CLUB TO “SINGAPORISE” OPERATIONS AT MARKET-LEADING LEVELS

 

MARCH 31, 2020 – The American Club Singapore is leveraging leading-edge practices to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak and keep its community of members and staff safe during these uncertain times. Since the coronavirus outbreak began in January 2020, 俱乐部一直积极主动地把安全放在一切工作的首位, amidst a rapidly evolving situation.

 

在卫生部发布了加强控制的建议之后, the club went beyond the requirements and made further changes to“Singaporise” its day-to-day practices at market-leading levels. It has implemented a series of changes to mitigate the risk of virus transmission across sports and food & beverage outlets as well as facilities designed for business, youth and family activities. 这些措施将至少持续到4月30日.   

 

Actions such as social distancing, ceasing sports meets, limiting meeting sizes, reducing restaurant capacity and implementing a “no guest” policy to reduce congestion have been foundational steps to ensure member safety. The club has gone far beyond these basics, though, 通过引入创新的解决方案来支持其365bet足球网站和员工.

 

The club launched a Community Care Campaign themed ‘We’ve Got it. Together.,以促进社区的社会责任. 目的是保持社区的联系和团结, and to show care and consideration for fellow members, the club shares relevant updates such as government advisories and educates its community regarding new precautionary measures as well as regulations under the Infectious Disease Act. 与365bet网站的沟通是通过电子邮件定期发送的,并在其新的基础上 Members WhatsApp Broadcast Channel.

 

The American Club, has also addressed disruptions to members’ lifestyles by introducing highly convenient new services such as TAC2Go!, a food & beverage takeaway and delivery service, as well as delivery service for groceries, gourmet products, wines and spa home care items. 这些物品可预先订购领取或派送.

 

The club’s Acting General Manager, Ms Patricia Au, said, ‘The club has always been the hub for social and family activity needs with distinct elements of fun that define the American culture. It’s been heartening to see strong support from members despite many changes to their routines as we implement these innovative new measures for the protection of the community.’

 

Ensuring members’ health by being at the forefront of best practices is not new to The American Club. Key members of its Senior Management have steered the club through viral outbreaks including 2003’s SARS, and 2009’s H1N1. They are now leveraging their expertise and experience to keep members and staff safe throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Since the Ministry of Health elevated the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) threat level to Orange, the club has implemented strict preventive measures to minimise the risk of transmission among members and staff. It seeks to ensure that the clubhouse remains a safe oasis for members and staff amidst uncertainty in the community. A core part of its preparedness has been frequent and transparent communications to its members, 在不可预测的时期建立信任,建立社会责任.

 

Au adds, ‘As the situation continues to evolve, 俱乐部准备根据需要实施更多措施. Staying agile and responsive is a community effort, and it’s been heart-warming to see the messages of care and affirmation from the members, 以及365bet足球网站总务委员会的365bet足球网站带头面对这些变化.’

 

Note to Editors:

新加坡美国协会于1948年成立, 365bet网站是位于新加坡中心的私人365bet网站俱乐部. Conveniently located in the Orchard Road area, The Club offers a full range of dining, wellness, recreational options and children’s programs. With four restaurants and a bar, a full-service spa, a business center, library, state-of-the-art gymnasium, swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts, The Quad children’s area, 一个保龄球馆(1955年在新加坡建立的第一个保龄球馆)!), camps for the children, and sports programs, 比如美国游泳项目(东南亚仅有的两个项目之一), The American Club is more than just a Clubhouse.

 

A home away from home for Members, 俱乐部由外籍人士和当地人组成的紧密社区, has a diverse, thriving culture with a uniquely American flair. Members form lasting friendships that span continents.

 

Media Enquiries:

Elaine Chan

Director of Marketing, Communications & Member Engagement

The American Club

10 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229573

T: +65 6739 4358 | M: +65 8533 1063

E: elainec@redscu.com

 

 


 

APPENDIX

EXISTING HEALTH MEASURES AND PRACTICES

 

Policies

  • - Strict No-Guest Policy enforced.
  • - Members are not to visit the club if they live with someone serving Stay-Home Notice, 或他们或他们的家人在过去14天内有过海外旅行.
  • -入境前必须进行旅行和健康申报.Alternate week split work arrangement and telecommuting for the management and administration staff.

 

Social and Safe Distancing

  • - Reduced seating capacity at food and beverage outlets to allow one-meter buffer seating.
  • - Seating at the club’s restaurants are re-organized to limit groups to 10 persons and less.
  • -幼童和儿童用品商店和游泳池将关闭到4月底.
  • - Activities such as the Masters Swim Program and Aqua group fitness classes will be capped at 10 participants, including the instructor.
  • - Usage capacity of one person per 16sqm has been implemented for the Gym and Thinkspace (the Library and the Business Centre).
  • -团体健身班最多10人,包括教练.
  • —健身器材之间有1米的缓冲间隔.
  • - Select gym equipment and lockers are not available, to allow one-meter buffer spacing.
  • -所有队列都有1米的间隔.
  • - Operational staff schedules and meal breaks have been staggered to minimize risks of large groups of staff congregating and reduce social interaction during meal breaks.

 

Suspensions

  • - Parties and social events
  • - Buffet service
  • - Events of any size
  • -青少年和儿童项目,如营地和活动
  • - Congregation at public areas of the club

 

Temperature Screening and Travel & Health Declaration

  • - Temperature screening at entry point.
  • -在所有入境点核实旅行和健康申报表, progressively updated to include new travel advisories.
  • - Stay-Home Notice 14-days-clear tracking and contacting each member who are marked ‘red’ on the travel declaration.

 

Hygiene

  • - Acrylic mouth shields for all culinary staff.
  • -在公共区域和工作场所尽可能频繁地进行消毒.