The wet season here in Hua Hin has been longer and wetter than normal, but now appears to be on its last legs, with hot sunshine returning over the last week.
Further to my emails a few weeks ago, I can report that the management of the clubhouse, restaurant and related areas is continuing in the safe hands of Pia. The committee decided to make concessions to Pia in order to retain her services on a continuing basis. Her new contract came into effect on November 1st, and will run for two years, with an option to renew for a further two years.
I wish to remind you of the concessions we have made in her new contract:
- i) Pia will no longer pay rent, and only pay for power she uses (this to take account of the very poor business opportunity during the low seasons – which are getting longer).
- ii) Pia may close the restaurant and shop one day per week throughout the year, including high season.
- iii) Pia may close the restaurant and shop for one week in every month of the low season (May to September inclusive).
Pia is to give 3 days notice of any closures, and this will be posted on the Notice Board in the Clubhouse, and will appear in the website information page.
We are all grateful to Pia for staying with us, after experiencing such a difficult period with the death of her elder son. Her younger son is working in her home town of Samut Prakan, and her new working arrangements will enable Pia to spend some time with him on a regular basis. Understandably, this is Pia’s main personal requirement.
The new website is in operation and is still being populated by Gino Crescoli. The address is tropicalhill2.com. House owners can request the password for restricted areas by email to me.
Owners are able to use the website to advertise items, such as house sales or rental, by notifying Gino.
There have been several improvements and other maintenance activities at THP during the year, and I shall detail these in my annual report to be presented prior to and at the next Annual General Meeting. The AGM will be on Wednesday, 17 January, 2018, at 7pm at the clubhouse. Voting of Committee membership will take place prior to the meeting, and conducted on line or through the website, as previously. Owners wishing to put themselves forward to serve on the Committee are welcome to do so. Our Legal Entity requires us to elect 9 members. Current members’ names and pics are on the website.
Best wishes to you all.