The club's AGM was held on Thursday 23rd May and the new committee members were duly elected. Two motions were also considered. The club treasurer also gave a presentation on the recent member survey.
Denise Bruss was elected as the new Honorary Chairman of the Club.
Denise is widowed with one son, Tom who is currently reading Economics at Bristol University.
"I have been a member of the club since 1989, although only an active tennis player for the last 8 years since my retirement (early!) from HSBC Bank. At HSBC I was Head of Human Resources for the Bank's Global Resourcing, directing HR services for 60,000 employees across Asia.
I am honoured to be club chairman, following in the steps of some extremely capable predecessors. Working with Billy and the Management Committee I will be focusing on addressing the areas for improvement that were highlighted in the recent members survey, e.g. the bar/restaurant refurbishment, staff training, gym/fitness expansion, tennis and squash performance coaching.
I look forward to talking to as many members as possible over the next 3 years and welcome all suggestions and comments."
A new Squash Chairman, Trevor Leahy, was also elected at the AGM...
Trevor works for Fujitsu as an IT consultant working as a business analyst and Test engineer with large blue chip clients.He is married, with two children aged 15 and 13 and has lived in Winchester area for 25 years.
"I was born in Hedge End and am a keen Southampton supporter! I joined as squash member in 1992/3 and my previous club was Meon Valley Golf and country club, now known as the Marriot hotel in Shedfield near Wickham. I have played squash since the age of 17 and must admit I’m a bit of a fanatic and would love to see the game back to where it was back in the 80’s."