Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Wentworth Heritage Group: Call For Rejection Of Wentworth Club Proposals At EGM.

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Dear member, 
Despite prolonged attempts at finding a solution so that existing 
members can remain at the club, Reignwood remain intransigent. This has 
resulted in the resignation of many long standing and devoted members. 
The Club is being sucked dry of its heritage. 
Of the three memberships: Golf, Tennis & Health and Social, Golf 
membership is the most expensive and some golfers may be natural targets 
for Reignwood’s debenture. However, Wentworth has developed into a 
country club and Tennis & Health is actually the largest membership 
category, but pay less. Additionally, the social members comprise many 
long standing and loyal members who rely on the club as their social 
hub. We owe a duty to all members that they shouldn’t be abandoned. 
You may well have seen the various press articles over the weekend 
highlighting the issues we face. The response by the Club was in the 
form of an article by Mr. Ni that we feel totally misrepresents the 
views of the vast majority of Wentworth club members. The articles are 
available at this link: 
WHG recently carried out a survey of Wentworth members. The concept of a 
debenture was rejected by 97% of respondents and Tennis & Heath members 
were only willing to accept a fee increase of up to 10% for the promised 
improvements to the facilities. Tennis and Health membership fees are in 
line with expectations and there is no realistic prospect of this 
membership category participating in a debenture. The WHG is therefore 
taking a tough line with management defending this group’s interests. 
The belief is that if members reject the debenture, Reignwood will have 
no choice but to back down. 
In the last week our Tennis and Health Captain, Kirill Klip, has been 
summoned, by Club management, to a disciplinary hearing for representing 
the views of the majority of members, as demonstrated loudly and clearly 
in our survey. A further survey, the results of which are available on 
the link below, clearly set out that members support Kirill and actually 
believe it is Reignwood that has brought the club into disrepute. 
Unfortunately, the legal and disciplinary threats have not yet been 
withdrawn by the Club. 
We would like to thank you for this fantastic show of support for Kirill 
and ask that any further written support is forwarded to the following 
email address: 
clubmanagement@e-business.com 
Please put SUPPORT KIRILL in the title of your email. Your response 
will automatically be forwarded to Club management. 
We are now able to confirm that an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) 
of Wentworth Club members will be held in the WC Ballroom on Tuesday 
22nd March at 8pm. The purpose of the meeting will be to communicate the 
progress being made in the challenges to the Club’s proposals, and to 
ask the membership to vote on a series of motions that will shape our 
on-going strategy. Please attend in person with your family. We need as 
many members as possible to be there to express their views and send the 
strongest possible message to Club management. 
To help us gauge the number likely to attend the EGM please respond to 
this email at the following email address: 
EGM@e-business.com 
Please put ATTEND EGM in the title of your email and specify the number 
of family members who will attend in the body of the email. 
We will provide further updates about the EGM as soon as we have them. 

Kind Regards 
Wentworth Heritage Group