Faculty Club Newsletter, September 2018
The McGill Faculty Club staff would like to wish all members a warm welcome back. We hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather we had this summer and that each and every one of you is full of energy and ready to tackle a new academic year. During the summer, we cleaned and re-varnished the front door, installed the new gas fireplace in the Main Lounge and repainted the columns in the Main dining room to match the Ballroom and Billiard room. We also had to redo the whole ceiling in the Old McGill room, as it had structural damage. We redid the grout on the kitchen floor and, of course, a full cleaning of the club. We did not have the chance to work on the heating
As most of you are aware, we changed our Chef at the end of last year. We have hired Leonardo Berardinelli, a young and talented Chef, who has had has many years of experience in both the restaurant and catering business. Leonardo has spent many years in Italy perfecting his skills. He is very excited to be part of the McGill Faculty Club and looks forward to amazing you with his culinary skills.
Bridge: Tuesdays, September 11th and 25th, Maude Abbott Room, 13:15 to 16:00
Let the games begin! The McGill Committee for Retired Professors is launching its new season for bridge sessions. The popular event takes place twice a month on Tuesdays from 13:15 to 16:00. All levels are welcome. So come show off your bridge skills or pick up a trick or two.
For more details, please contact Dorothy Thomas Edding via email: dorothy.thomas_edding [at] mcgill.ca or by phone: (514) 932-8478
Oyster Festival from October 22nd to the 26th, Faculty club M. Dining room
Oyster Night Wednesday, October 24th, 18:30 p.m., Faculty club Ballroom
We are hosting the Oyster Festival and Oyster Night again this year. Please note that the Oyster Night will be on a Wednesday this year, as we are booked solid on the Thursday. Enjoy different meals throughout the week. As for the evening buffet, get ready to crack open your oysters and enjoy delicious menu items prepared by our new Chef Leonardo Berardinelli. Information will soon be available online, as well as on flyers posted throughout the Faculty Club.
Reservations for the Oyster Night and menu: (514) 398-5537
Centraide Trivia is back!!!
David Harpp returns for the 9th season as Quizmaster with the help of Kim Stephenson (Bookstore) and from exceptional undergraduates, who will assist in grading and judging the event. Exercise your brain so that it can face intense sessions of questioning. The dates have not been finalized yet, as soon as they are, we will publicize them.
- Monday October 15th 2018
- Thursday November 22nd 2018
- January 2019 (to be confirmed)
- March 2019 (to be confirmed)
- April 2019 (to be confirmed)
- May 2019 (to be confirmed)
We wish you all a successful 2018 – 2019 academic year. Please remember to update your agenda by checking the McGill Faculty Club website: http://mcgill.ca/facultyclub. For information or special requests, please do not hesitate to contact Natasha Sharma: natasha.sharma [at] mcgill.ca.
Finally, if you have any new members in your academic or administrative unit, tell them that they will be most welcome to visit the Club and perhaps join us.
Ian S. Butler Nicolas Zrihen
President, Faculty Club General Manager