There is a new Board, so now there are new conveners for the Club’s committees. If you have some ideas for speakers or other professional events, or are interested in F&B, or finance, or the Wall, or press freedom issues; or The Correspondent… then maybe its time for you to join one of the committees or get in touch with the conveners and present your ideas.
The Professional Committee co-ordinates speakers for Club lunches and dinners, journalist-focused activities are organised, including press conferences.
Co-conveners: Tara Anne Joseph, Keith Bradsher and Nan-Hie In
The Finance Committee supervises Club accounts and investments as well as members’ accounts. It sets overall financial policy and provides fundraising advice.
Co-conveners: Timothy S. Huxley (Treasurer) and Florence De Changy
The Constitutional Committee deals with issues relating to the Club’s M&As and rules.
Co-conveners: Kevin Egan, Nicholas Gentle and Clifford Buddle
The Membership Committee oversees membership applications, change of membership status, recommends honorary memberships and also puts together membership drives, particularly for local journalists.
Co-conveners: Nan-Hie In, James Gould and Simon Pritchard
The House Committee basically looks after the fabric of the Club.
Co-conveners: Nicholas Gentle, Carsten Schael and Tim Huxley
The F&B Committee – along with the GM and Chef George – looks after all food and beverage issues (prices, menus, special food and wine nights, etc.)
Co-conveners: Andy Chworowsky and Juliana Liu
The Press Freedom Committee monitors press freedom issues and issues statements (via the Board). It is also the co-organiser of the annual Human Rights Press Awards.
Co-conveners: Neil Western, Florence De Changy and Natasha Khan
The Publications Committee supervisor’s the bi-monthly production of The Correspondent and the FCC website and online content.
Co-conveners: Angie Lau, Natasha Khan and Juliana Liu
The Wall Committee selects and co-ordinates photo exhibitions that go on the Wall.
Co-conveners: Carsten Schael and James Gould
The Charity Fund Committee organises the annual FCC Charity Ball, the proceeds of which fund scholarships and language-training programmes.
Co-conveners: Andy Chworowsky and Chris Dillon