The House & Social Committee is a standing committee under the RSAYS Constitution consisting of up to six voting members elected annually at the AGM in July and as many co-opted members as needed.
The current House & Social Committee members are:
Owen Haskett (Chair)
Our responsibilities under the Constitution
7.19.2 the House and Social Committee shall be responsible for promoting and organising social functions and events especially those aimed at encouraging fellowship amongst Squadron members; for advising and assisting the General Manager in overseeing the operations of the dining room and bar; for setting rules for the use of the Squadron’s library, recommending acquisitions of publications and for appointing an Honorary Librarian.
What we do
The House & Social Committee organises the formal club (House) events on behalf of the Squadron
Opening Day (1st Saturday in November each year)
Flag raising and Commodores’ dinner dance / Annual Ball (alternate years)
New Members receptions (twice per annum see Squadron Year Book calendar for dates)
20 year Members’ Dinner (bi annual)
We also organise a variety of social events to foster the social environment / fellowship of our Club. Some of the other events we have organised in the past year are:
Keith Flint Sprint & Boxing Day lunch
Inkster end of racing season party
Squadron Fringe event
We assist with Food & Beverage (F&B) matters
We work with staff to ensure quality delivery of food and wine to member’s satisfaction
To create and promote events to foster the spirit of fellowship amongst members
We decorate and set up for social functions including the Christmas decorations
Advisory role on F&B matters
We provide member feedback to the Management Committee and F&B staff on matters such as:
External functions policy
Food style and presentation
Your House & Social Committee provides what we believe is a valuable balance between building and maintaining the social fabric of the club and keeping a financially viable focus for the dining room and bars.