Removal of Old Postings

The Members’ Advisory Council regret to advise the members of the St. George’s Club that certain posts placed on the MAC website, that have since been taken down, may have included misleading and inaccurate information concerning the St. George’s Club (TSGC) and its Management. These posts have been removed. We are working closely with the Management of TSGC to gain a positive working relationship and we are confident that we can achieve this in the very near future.

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February 2015 MAC Meeting Update

The six current MAC members met at the Club in Bermuda February 5th and 6th, 2015 for our first quarter on-island meeting. Despite the rain and chilly weather, we had several productive meetings amongst the MAC members and with the Club management. The MAC had planned to meet with the Ministry of Tourism to discuss its legislative review, and to meet with the Club’s auditors to discuss the audited 2013 financials, but both of those meetings were unfortunately cancelled by the Ministry and auditor respectively in the week prior to our arrival. We also reached out to several local politicians representing St. George’s, but were unable to arrange any formal meetings with them.

Our meeting with Management was attended by John Kyle, Sally Kyle, Piero Casalicchio, Perry Robinson, and Latecia Denbrook.

Piero gave an overview of restaurant operations and new plans for 2015, including having a rotating menu with regular specials to offer more variety to guests and keeping the Griffins minimum at $60.00 per adult per week at this time. The Beach House is planned to be open for the summer season on the same schedule as last year. Piero plans to open Griffin’s six days per week, but Club members will need to support the restaurant by eating there regularly in order for this change to become permanent. The MAC members enjoyed several delicious dinners at Griffin’s and lunches in Somer’s Lounge, courtesy of Piero and his team.

Perry Robinson provided a rundown of several maintenance projects, including several water pump issues that have arisen due to the old age of the pipes and valves in the Club’s water supply system. Sally Kyle, John Kyle and Perry Robinson also discussed the refurbishment progress, as has been reported in their newsletter to the Club members. The MAC raised several financial questions, including loans between Club operations and the restaurant entity, HMS, and John Kyle indicated that a draft of the 2014 full year profit and loss statement would be available soon, with the audit to follow this spring.

The MAC members also inquired about the effect of replacing Seasons Ltd. with the St. G. Club Ltd. as the Managing Agent. Sally and John Kyle explained that the same management team was in place, and that the change to St. G. Club Ltd. was done to consolidate all of the licenses into one entity, as had been the case prior to the RCIM Management period in the 1990s. At this point the change is cost neutral and the same roles have been maintained, both inside the Club (e.g. Latecia Denbrook handling regular bookkeeping) and outside the Club (e.g. Graeme Jack from Gateway Systems Ltd. preparing final financials and coordinating with auditors).

Finally, MAC Member Darrell Boutilier resigned shortly before the February meeting due to personal reasons. The remaining six MAC members approved the appointment of Faus Johnson from Nova Scotia, who had also run in the last MAC election, to serve the remainder of Darrell’s term. Faus had a 30 year career in the transportation service sector serving in senior management positions in various cities and provinces across Canada, and has served on many boards of directors. Please join us in welcoming Faus to the MAC.

The MAC will report further as soon as the meeting minutes are finalized, and again after the 2014 full year profit and loss has been posted by the Club management.

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October 2014 MAC Meeting and AGM Minutes

The MAC held its 4th Quarter 2014 meeting on October 17th and 18th, 2014, and the Annual General Meeting of the members of the St. George’s Club on the afternoon of October 18th.  The final draft of minutes for each of these meetings are attached, subject to final approval at the next meetings.

2014 Q4 MAC Meeting Minutes

2014 AGM Meeting Minutes

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Tentative Agendas for MAC Meeting and the AGM

Tentative MAC 2014 AGM Agenda – DRAFT

Tentative Agenda MAC Meeting Oct 17, 2014

Above are links to PDF files of the Agendas for next weekend’s meetings in Philadelphia


The AGM Agenda itself is :

St. Georges Club, Bermuda

MAC 2014 AGM Agenda (DRAFT)

October 18, 2014 – Philadelphia Airport Hilton – 1:30PM



Call to Order & Welcome                                                                 Chairman – Roy Van Brunt

Approval of the Minutes of the previous AGM                            Secretary – Michael Dennis

Introduction of members of 2014 MAC                                        Chairman – Roy Van Brunt

Comments of the Chairman

Summarizing 2014 MAC Activity                                        Roy Van Brunt

Summarizing Financial Information                                   Roy (&/or Phil)

Summarizing Status of the Government’s

Legislative Review of the Timesharing Act

Reports from MAC members

Treasurer – Summary of MAC 2014 Expenses and

Approval of MAC 2015 Budget                               Treasurer – Phil Wood

Exchange System                                                     Ryan Brown

Report of the Results of the 2014 Election                     Steve Wexler


Questions and Answer Session for Member Participation

Introduction of MAC Chair elected for 2015

Comments from the new Chair

Adjourn                                                                                       4:30 PM


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Results of the 2014 MAC Election

The MAC is happy to announce that Darrell Boutillier and Mike Laing have emerged as the favorites of voters and have been elected to three year terms on the MAC that will begin at the conclusion of the AGM in Philadelphia on October 18th, 2014.

The AGM is currently scheduled to take place between 1:30 and 5 PM on October 18th, at the Airport Hilton Hotel in Philadelphia,  and will consist of an informative presentation, followed by an open-mike Q&A session, at which members can respond to questions from attendees.  More meeting details will follow in the weeks ahead as we finalize plans for the day.

Darrell is from Nova Scotia, Canada, and is retired from the RBC Financial Group and was responsible for coordinating RBC’s capabilities for Government, Public, and Large Private Company clients.  He currently owns rights to use for six different weeks, 3 in Spring, and 3 more in the Autumn.

Mike also comes from Canada, and works in Markham, Ontario as a partner in the 4th largest CPA/CA firm in Canada, and he specializes in management advisory services as they relate to owner managed business, professionals, taxation, business valuation and financial planning.  Mark owns right to use for two weeks, 39 and 40.

Both of these individuals have experience and skill sets that can be put to good use in the next three years

MAC has expended a non-compulsory invitation for them to attend the MAC meeting that precedes the AGM on Friday the 17th.

We hope to see as many of the Philadelphia and nearby area members as can make it to the AGM on October 18th.

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MAC’s Analysis of the Club’s Audited Accounts for the 2013 Fiscal Year

As it usually does, the MAC’s members have carefully made their way through the results of the audit of the prior fiscal year after the report of the auditors, Deloitte, and the financial statements themselves were posted on the Club’s website.

The analysis that summarizes that review process is available in PDF format that can be printed and read offline at Analysis of the 2013 Audited Accounts

We’re aware (or have been told!) that many members want to spend as little time as possible in reading financial statements, so we hope that this Analysis will provide you with what we think are the important things to know about the Club’s financial situation.

If you have any questions after reading the Analysis, feel free to contact a MAC member for clarification.

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Minutes of Telephonic Meeting of August 24, 2014

The MAC met telephonically on August 24th, and the Draft minutes of the meeting are shown below, and a PDF copy is avilable at  8-24-14 phone meeting Draft minutes final  :

St. George’s Club MAC
August 24, 2014 Telephonic Meeting

Roy Van Brunt, Chairman
Phil B. Wood, Treasurer
Michael Dennis, Secretary
Ryan Brown
Steve Wexler
Mary Brennan
Mike Newburger

1. The Chairman started the meeting at 3:06 pm EDT.

2. The meeting was held to discuss the letter of August 20th from counsel, responding to MAC’s letter of July 25th. After an executive session to consider the potential and threatened litigation discussed in previous MAC minutes of July 22nd, it was moved, seconded and unanimously agreed for the Chairman to engage Bermudian legal counsel (Jai Pachai of Wakefield Quin) to advise and represent the MAC in the matter, and instruct him to notify the Kyles’ attorney that we have retained him, and that any and all future correspondence should be directed to him at Wakefield Quin.
3. The meeting adjourned at 3:58 pm EDT.

Dated August 24, 2014
Michael Dennis, Secretary


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MAC’s Advisory Letter to Club Management

It has been the MAC’s practice over the past several years, while the meaning of “advisory” is being clarified by Bermuda government, to send Club Management its occasional advice on matters we consider important.  We did so on July 27th.

It has also been our practice that we provide an opportunity for club management to input its response to those pieces of advice so we can print them together.  The established period for the response is two weeks. That time has elapsed, and via email, the Club has now indicated that it is unwilling or unable to provide a time frame in which we can expect a reply.

The latest MAC advisory letter can be read at Advisory_Letter_July_2014.

We suggest all the members read it, particularly those planning to use their interval in the upcoming August and September weeks.

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Minutes of Telephonic MAC Meeting of July 22, 2014

The MAC met telephonically on July 22th to discuss a pressing matter.  The minutes of that meeting are available for members to read at Minutes_7-22-14_meeting_final_revision

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Call For Nominations – 2014 MAC Election




 From: Steve Wexler, Member’s Advisory Council, Elections

              Michael Dennis, Member’s Advisory Council, Elections

To:       All St. George’s Club Owners

 MAC Web Site:  Remember, the MAC’s website can be accessed at On the Home page, select Subscribe to E-Newsletter to provide your email address for future communications from MAC.  We frequently use the website to communicate with our members.

 What is the Members’ Advisory Council?  The MAC must exist by Bermuda law (Timeshare Act).  Its purpose is to “advise” club management on member issues, pro and con.  It acts as an intermediary between club management and the members, but does not have any club operations responsibility or decision making capability, financial or otherwise.  The MAC members are volunteers and receive no compensation.  They are reimbursed for any travel expenses for MAC meetings by Club Operations, which reimbursement is funded by your maintenance fees.  By MAC’s internal ByLaws, one meeting per year must be held on the island.  The same ByLaws require that we “meet” three other times per year, and where possible we have started to elect to meet sometimes with conference call meetings to keep costs down, unless agenda items are better pursued face-to face.

 Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Club:  The MAC 2014 Annual General Meeting will be held at 2PM on Saturday, October 18th in Philadelphia – at the Philadelphia Airport Hilton hotel.  All members are invited to attend.  This communication will document the nomination and election process for MAC positions that will become effective beginning October 18th, 2014 at the conclusion of the 2014 AGM.

Currently, the MAC members, their ownership and their current terms, are listed below:

Roy Van Brunt, Chairman (weeks 21, 22, 22)…..    term ends at the October AGM 2014

Philip Wood, Treasurer (weeks 31, 32)……………..   term ends at the October AGM 2015

Dr. Elaine Gordon (weeks 12, 13, 14, 15, 16)..…..   term ends at the October AGM 2015

Ryan Brown, Vice-Chairman (weeks 30, 31)…………term ends at the October AGM 2016

Mary Brennan (weeks 15, 16, 48, 49)……………. appointed June 2014 to complete term that                    .                                                                                   ends at the October AGM 2016

Michael Dennis, Secretary (week 35)……………..….    term ends at the October AGM 2015

Steve Wexler, (weeks 31, 32)……………………..….…… term ends at the October AGM 2014

Call for Nominations:  Two (2) positions are available for 3-year terms, starting October 2014 at the conclusion of the 2014 AGM, and ending in October 2017 at the conclusion of the 2017 AGM.

The nomination and election process will proceed on the following schedule:

  • Nominations will be open immediately, and continue through August  1
  • Nominations and ballots will be distributed to membership by September 1, 2014
  • Voting (all electronic) to take place between September 1 and September 30, 2014

If you have an interest in serving on the MAC, you should fit the following guidelines:

1)      You are an ACTIVE user of the weeks that you currently own at SGC.

2)      You have personal experience in areas of interest of MAC activity.

3)      You have a willingness to work toward creating a positive cooperation between MAC and club management for providing the members/owners with the very best resort destination experience.

4)      You have, and actively use, an e-mail account.  Communication via email needs to be a natural part of your daily activity, since much of the MAC internal communication is via email.

Please feel free to contact any member of the current MAC for information regarding any of the above.  Current MAC member contact information is posted on:, select Category Current MAC Members – 2014.

 If you are interested in serving on the MAC for one of the two 3-year terms starting at the conclusion of the October 2014 AGM and ending at the conclusion of the October 2017 AGM, please provide the following information:

 1)      Your full name, week(s) of ownership, cottage #(s), and # of years you have been an owner at SGC

2)      Rather than a CV or personal bio, please provide a 300 word (MAX) paragraph about yourself which should include,

…Why do you want to serve?

…What skills do you bring?

…If you were elected to the MAC, what issue(s) would be at the top of your agenda?

…What attracted you to the St. Georges Club itself?


Email (preferred) to:

or via regular mail to:

Stephen Wexler

230 Locust Fence Road

St. Helena Island, SC   29920

(must be received  by August 1, 2014)


or via regular mail to:

Michael Dennis

103 Devine Road

San Antonio, TX  78212

(must be received  by August 1, 2014)

Voting and Future Communications:  Those members with current email addresses in the Club database and those with emails in the MAC web site will receive nomination information via email.  Others will be mailed a paper description of the candidates.  However, all ballots will be cast electronically.  We encourage those whose email addresses are not in the Club database to contact the Club and update your current address information.  Please note that all communication during the year will be done via email only.

Thank you for your continued support of The St. George’s Club and the MAC.

Steve Wexler and Michael Dennis

Call_for_MAC Nominations_062214 FINAL

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