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CONTENTS 04

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

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WHAT’S ON

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CHRISTMAS ROAST

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ENTERTAINMENT

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CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

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EPL FIXTURES

08 PERFECT CHRISTMAS TURKEY

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KICK A GOAL FOR GHANA

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YOUR CLUB IN NUMBERS

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EVENTS AT DEE WHY

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NEW YEAR’S EVE

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HIGH TEA

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ZONTA CLUB

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LUNAR NEW YEAR

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OUT + ABOUT AT DYRSL

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JOIN, RENEW, REFER

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KOKODA EXPERIENCE

In This Edition Summertime and the livin’ is easy…. our latest edition of Dee Why Point is brimming with culinary pleasures, including Christmas roast in The Bistro, a sumptuous Christmas Day feast in both Flame and The Showroom, along with a new menu and Sparkling High Tea on January Sundays in Aqua. Tick a few gifts off the list with our fantastic Christmas Raffle, book now for our ‘Hollywood Glam’ New Year’s Eve, and check out our stellar line-up of live entertainment including the ever-popular school holiday shows. In this edition you’ll also read about the incredible experiences our own staff had on the Kokoda Trail, and the difference our local community makes in the lives of people both here at home and in developing nations. Happy reading, and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe, peaceful new year.

Sheila Malone Editor DEE WHY RSL

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FROm THE CEO Dear Members, Welcome to our Christmas edition of Dee Why Point, which showcases all that we have on offer over the summer months and gives you every reason to join us at the Club. I’m sure when you look through the pages you will see many wonderful events, dining options, entertainment, exclusive promotions and other benefits available to you as a member of Dee Why RSL Club.

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Your Club also places great importance on the local community, supporting 120 local organisations through our Community Support Program with $1.7 million in cash and in-kind assistance. Our magazine reflects this strong community emphasis, featuring stories about several supported organisations and the incredible difference that they make in people’s lives. Regardless of how you will spend your Christmas this year, or for that matter what Christmas even means to you, for all of us it is a time of reflection, a time of good spirit and goodwill. Where strangers in the street wish each other a “Merry Christmas” and happiness for the New Year. It is a time when we embrace family and friendship and make wonderful resolutions to be better people. More giving, more considerate of our fellow man and of course to lose a few pounds, exercise more and give up the guilty indulgences of the previous year! We hope at this special time you embrace the joys and innocence of youth, the nostalgic experience of our elderly, the love of your family and your dear friends. Most importantly, may we spare a thought for those less fortunate than ourselves as well as those missing loved ones which can be difficult at this time. It is a time for patience, understanding, and tolerance for those beliefs and cultures that are not necessarily our own – let’s embrace that diversity under the umbrella of mutual respect.

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So whether you are holidaying this year, staying at home, travelling on the roads to visit family or perhaps even working, we hope you will find a moment to reflect on what Christmas means to you and to be grateful for all the good it manifests. We hope you have had a wonderful year in 2016, we will look forward to welcoming you back in 2017 to continue the wonderful friendship and camaraderie that membership of Dee Why RSL Club provides.

Grant Easterby CEO

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER

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Early Bird Special Receive double the numbers when you purchase tickets before 10 December. Christmas Raffle replaces December Monster Monthly Raffle and Sunday 11 December Weekly Raffle.

Write a letter to Santa Dee Why RSL is working with Santa and his helpers to deliver your Christmas wish list. Cut out the letter, place it into the Red Letterbox at Dee Why RSL until Monday 19 December to receive a reply from Santa.

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FLAME CHRISTMAS LUNCH

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Join us for a festive Christmas three course luncheon in Flame Lounge & Dining.

Enjoy all the festive trimmings with a traditional Christmas buffet in the Showroom whilst relaxing to renowned musician Lionel Robinson from 12-3pm.

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YOUR CLUB IN NUMBERS

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Your Club continues to grow into one of the Northern Beaches’ most prominent and iconic entertainment precincts. With a focus on supporting our diverse local community, the Club offers a broad range of services including live entertainment, extensive variety of food, weekly raffles and promotions, live sport, gaming, AMF Bowling plus laser skirmish, as well as the Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches. Let us take you on a journey through the numbers as we reflect on the past 12 months.

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IN FUNDING DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL GROUPS

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5,695

BBQ RIBS SERVED IN FLAME LOUNGE & DINING

PASTA DISHES SERVED IN AQUA BAR AND DINING

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EMPLOYEES WORKED A TOTAL OF

464,960

HOURS AT THE CLUB

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7,941,924.48

$

OF JACKPOTS WON FROM LINK DISPERSAL

58,579 ROASTS ENJOYED IN THE BISTRO

48,491

COFFEES WERE CONSUMED IN THE CLUB

237,650 LITRES OF BEER PURCHASED


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32,000

CARS CLEANED AT DEE WHY RSL CAR WASH

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GAMES OF TEN PIN PLAYED AT AMF BOWLING

63,341 BOTTLES OF WINE ENJOYED

27,306

SHOWGOERS SANG THEIR HEARTS OUT

8984 RAFFLE PRIZES GIVEN AWAY WORTH

428,100

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IN TOTAL PRIZE VALUE

718,216

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WON IN CASH HOUSIE

1,404 468

HOURS TOTALING

SETS OF FREE LIVE MUSIC PLAYED IN FLAME LOUNGE & DINING

11,000 + PEOPLE ATTENDED THE DEE WHY RSL CENTENARY OF ANZAC DAWN SERVICE

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Volunteers at birthing kit packing day

Birthing kit being received in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Local Zonta Club Encourages and Empowers Women By Sheila Malone Through the Community Support Program Dee Why RSL proudly supports the Zonta Club of Northern Beaches Inc. This local group is made up of 29 dedicated, professional women who work to advance the economic, legal, health, political and educational status of women through a variety of local projects, as well as through collaboration with other women’s organisations. Internationally Zonta is a leading global organisation of professionals empowering women through service and advocacy. President Elect Bernadine Guy explained that, taking its name from the Sioux American Indian word meaning ‘honest and trustworthy,’ Zonta was founded in 1919 in New York, and has blossomed into an organisation which today engages the mind and spirit of over 30,000 women and men located in 67 countries. The Zonta Club currently supports a number of local projects including the local Women’s Refuge by supply of kitchen kits for when they re-establish themselves, and they have also equipped seven new kitchens at the recently renovated Refuge. Study grants at tertiary level are made to local women in financial difficulty and several high school girls are supported to enable them to be included in extended school programs. Zonta board member Margaret White said that Zonta was able to get involved in specific local projects that might otherwise go unidentified “through building good relationships with counsellors at local schools, as well as the Refuge.” “We are also on the Safe Housing Committee of Northern Beaches Council and hold a seat on the local committee for domestic violence, and are very involved with White Ribbon Day,” added Margaret. Zonta also supports the Mackellar Girls Z-Club. Z-Clubs are established to help high school students develop leadership skills, promote career exploration and encourage community, school and international service involvement.

Members of the Northern Beaches Zonta Club

“It’s the little things that make all the difference; it’s about empowering individuals. If you’re an educated woman, you’re an educated family,” said Margaret. Zonta also recently held the ‘Empowering Women’ fundraising dinner at Dee Why RSL, and featured international guest speaker Bonnie Boezeman AO. Awarded the Order of Australia in 2003 for her contributions to business and philanthropy, she also received a knighthood from Pope Benedict XVI in 2009. Bonnie kept the audience captivated as she spoke of her extensive experience on philanthropic boards and committees internationally.

There are a number of other local programs that Zonta puts its energies into, including the making of breast care cushions for women after breast surgery, and the assembly of birthing kits for women in developing countries. The birthing kits are distributed by the Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia), an organisation dedicated to providing a clean and safe birthing environment for women in developing countries, to reduce the incidence of infant and maternal morbidity and mortality. It is estimated that over 300,000 women die annually in childbirth; many from preventable infections. The birthing kit assists women in the most challenging of situations by providing 6 clean basic items to reduce infection in childbirth. These items are assembled into a small bag at an annual Birthing Kit Packing Day. This year 4000 kits were packed by Zonta, and the next packing day will be held in mid-2017. Please contact Zonta if you would like to assist. WHO CAN JOIN ZONTA? Women are invited to join - Who are in decision-making capacities; - Who want to help other women in the local community and overseas; - Who want to share in friendship and offer their skills Zonta invites anyone interested to come to a meeting. Club members meet monthly in Dee Why. 13 Please email: northernbeaches@zontadistrict24.org


STAFF MEMBERS TELL OF UNFORGETTABLE KOKODA EXPERIENCES By Sheila Malone

Laununumu Village

Dee Why RSL is a strong supporter of the Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge (KYLC). Funded by the Club’s Community Support Program and organised by the RSL & Services Clubs Association, the Program sends specially selected employees on an arduous 10 day trek across the original Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, to experience and foster courage, mateship, endurance and leadership. It provides participants with a practical leadership experience based on the achievements and sacrifice of our diggers during the Kokoda campaign. This year two employees were chosen to go on the challenge on two separate treks: Events Sales Executive Kylie Dumas and gaming attendant Larissa Haithwaite. With a total trekking distance of over 146kms each, the girls gave their personal, heartfelt accounts of their experiences.

What expectations did you have before leaving for Kokoda and how did these expectations change throughout your journey? Kylie: I honestly did not know what to expect beforehand. When you have never been put through something as mentally and physically challenging as this, you really have nothing to base it on or compare it to. Throughout the trek was another story. Day 3 was my worst day and I definitely realised what to expect after that one! Larissa: I had talked to a few people who had done the trek before, so I had a bit of an insight as to what the trek involved. I knew I was about to experience something pretty special, however nothing could have prepared me for the intensity of the humidity and the rugged terrain! After our first “little” climb on day 2, I realised that this was going to be the most challenging thing I had ever done.

DYRSL Events Sales Executive Kylie Dumas and gaming attendant Larissa Haithwaite.

What did your preparation consist of and did it prepare you enough? K: When I had found out that I had been selected, I was so determined to make sure I was as prepared as I possibly could be. My training consisted of 2 – 3 classes a day of a mixture of boxing, Pilates, reformer classes, circuits, weights and yoga and plenty of walking. I definitely think I did as much as I could within the time frame I had. L: Unfortunately, my training preparation did not go to plan. I was training for a marathon at the same time and injured myself, resulting in crutches for 2 months. This was incredibly frustrating as I knew I needed to be in top physical condition. After getting off the crutches, I knew I had to strengthen my legs and fast! I spent the next 6 weeks going for walks with a weighted pack, weekly PT training, daily rehab and body weight exercises. Thankfully my preparation was enough and I completed the trail - pain and injury free! Where did you begin your trek and how were you feeling? K: We started our Trek from Kokoda. We were flown into the jungle on the morning of the 3rd of August, which also happened to be my birthday, so I was pretty excited. We were meant to do 10 days, however due to a landslide it turned into a 9 day trek instead. I liked heading this direction as we went the same way the Australian diggers did when they were getting pushed back by the Japanese from Kokoda to Brigade Hill. It was profound to know we were standing at the point where they turned it all around. L: We started our trek at Ower’s Corner.

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Kylie with trekking group at Brigade Hill

After a few unplanned delays, everyone was feeling pretty anxious and ready to get started! I remember getting off the bus there, and being blown away by both the heat and the sea of never-ending trees. It was in that moment that the reality of what I was about to do really dawned on me, and I felt a mix of excitement and nerves.

What were some of your most memorable moments of the trek? K: Can I say the whole thing? I look back on it and don’t even remember the hard parts of the trek because I just have good memories. The amazing scenery and the ever-changing landscape; the lovely Papua New Guineans who helped us all the way; my funny, strong and caring bunch of trekking buddies (I miss them and the moments we all shared); and finally Charlie Lynn from Adventure Kokoda. Charlie was such an inspiration when he talked about his love for the people of PNG and he had us captivated as he spoke with such passion about our history and the significance of Kokoda. If I had to pick a specific memorable moment, I would say the Dawn service we had at Isurava Memorial site. The feeling in this place was overwhelming while we all stood at the memorial site as sun rose over the mountains and The Ode played. I even have goose bumps as I write this… L: All of it - every day was incredible! I was continually amazed overwhelmed by the beauty of the landscape- huge waterfalls, beautiful rivers, giant trees and butterflies everywhere! I really enjoyed stopping in the villages and playing with the local kids- my exhaustion was soon forgotten when I saw how excited they were to kick a football around. Like Kylie – I really was inspired by Charlie, and always looked forward to his stories about the trail or his philosophies on how to live a fulfilled life. Charlie took us to Brigade Hill and told us of the battle that took place on the plateau we were standing on, and of the incredible acts of bravery that were shown by our soldiers. Behind where we sat there were rows of sticks with poppies attached- the only recognition of the men who had lost their lives. It was a haunting and surreal moment, and my most memorable.

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Crossing over Lake Myola

Did you experience any kind of “breaking point”? K: If I was ever close to breaking, it was day 3. I was exhausted as it was mostly uphill trekking for the entire 12 hours, getting in at nightfall. We walked from Isurava Memorial site to Templeton’s Crossing, and although I felt drained I did manage to snap out of my own funk because a mate was struggling badly and had hit breaking point, which gave me the strength to help. I called on my inner drill sergeant and found my second wind! This day definitely did test me though, because after all of that, I ended up jumping into the ice cold river to help someone who got caught in the current of the rapids. It is so easy to be complacent when you are so tired and that’s when accidents can happen. I am really glad I was there. L: No, I don’t think I really had a “Kokoda moment”. A lot of people broke early, so I was pretty conscious of trying to maintain a really positive mindset. I tried to walk with a crew of likeminded people, which I think really helped to keep my mind from wandering. If I did start to struggle, I would remind myself that I was walking exactly where our diggers had walkedyet they were ill, malnourished and under attack. That would silence any complaints pretty quickly! What was the most challenging part of the trek? K: For me, the many uphills! Down was steep and slippery, but fine for me - however the ups were not fun with 15kg packs; my knees did not appreciate it. It really comes down to your mindset, though.

No matter how bad you felt, you just had to remember that our diggers did this under far poorer conditions than us. They were sick, injured and hungry, and were also under fire. You just had to keep pushing; mind over matter. You can’t come away from enduring something like this without gaining perspective and admiration for what our armed forces have to do and the conditions they work in. L: Physically, I think the down hills were the hardest, especially on my knees, and it took a lot of concentration as the ground was very slippery and steep.


The people of Orokaiva Village performing a traditional welcome dance

Having said that, we got a lot of laughs out of some of the crazy falls that we had. Mentally, it was hard to deal with the roller coaster of emotions that you felt each day. From trying to pep yourself up to make it up the hills, to then being overjoyed once you reached the top, joking with friends, then crying when trying to comprehend how such horrors had occurred right where you stood, and feeling deep admiration and pride in what our Diggers achieved. This is not something I would experience in everyday life and my brain felt exhausted (in a good way) after every day.

What did it feel like to finish the trek? K: Surreal and accomplished. You realise that you just walked around 140km up and down steep hills for 9 days straight. I was battered and bruised, sore and tired and yet it was completely worth it.

I am proud of myself that I could accomplish something so tough. It’s really your own personal victory and an amazing memory to keep.

CLUB DELIGHTED TO WIN ‘SPIRIT OF ANZAC AWARD’ Dee Why RSL was honoured to receive the 2016 ‘Spirit of Anzac Award’ from the RSL & Services Clubs Association, for its submission entitled ‘The Future of Veterans Support’. The award is designed to recognise a club’s outstanding contribution throughout the year to its members and community. Specifically, one that epitomises the sacrifices of those who have served in the defence of our nation and in the tradition of the ANZACS – courage, endurance, initiative, discipline and mateship; values on which the RSL and Services clubs were founded. The Club’s submission was in support of the Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches (VCSNB), located on level 4 of the Club and managed by Veteran Ben Webb (pictured with award). The VCSNB opened in October 2015 and represents years of research, collaboration, commitment and significant investment

L: Our last walk into Kokoda was beautiful and surreal. The sun was rising and we were greeted at the Kokoda Plateau by the Orokaiva people performing a traditional welcome dance. It was hard to comprehend that we were actually finished, and I was also a little sad, as I had had such an amazing experience and I didn’t want it to end. As we flew back over the mountains, I retraced where we had walked and I felt incredibly proud of myself and my group, and what we had achieved.

How would you sum up the experience in one sentence? K: One of the hardest yet most personally rewarding things I’ve ever experienced, alongside some amazing people in a beautiful place. L: 10 days of pushing, learning, sweating, laughing, falling and crying, and a lifetime of valuable lessons and beautiful memories!

- culminating in the formation of a professional organisation dedicated to providing holistic support for contemporary veterans and their families. “Our club is providing the model for the State RSL to assist in the welfare of young veterans and their families. It is our moral obligation and we are proud to be able to support such an important program,” said Club President Graeme Liddell. For further information about VCSNB services, please contact Ben Webb on (02) 9454 4015, or email info@vcsnb.org.au.

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SATURDAY 21 JANUARY 2017 | $30 The Australian Comedy Festival presented by Comedy Corner features a stellar line-up of Australian stand-up comedians in one hilarious show that will have you in stitches. 18+ warning: may contain offensive material, coarse language and adult themes.

DOORS OPEN 7:30PM | BOOK TODAY TO BOOK 20 | DEE WHY POINT

Purchase tickets online at deewhyrsl.com.au or call reception on 9454 4000


ENTERTAI NMENT

‘TMG’ TED MULRY GANG ‘THIS ONE’S FOR TED’ F R I D AY 9 D E C E M B E R 2016 | $35

Iconic 70s band The Ted Mulry Gang ‘TMG’ features original members & Ted’s brother Steve on vocals. Jump in My Car, Darktown Strutters Ball, Crazy, My Little Girl, Jamaica Rum, Heart of Stone, Julia & many more will feature in a great night of rock & roll.

D O O R S O P E N 7:30 P M | B O O K T O D AY

THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW

F R I D AY 1 6 D E C E M B E R 2016 | $35

After 20 years on the world stage & over 5,000 shows in 46 countries, “The Australian Bee Gees Show” has become the definitive live celebration of the wonderful music of the Brothers Gibb.

D O O R S O P E N 7:30 P M | B O O K T O D AY

NEW YEAR’S EVE H O L LY W O O D G L A M S AT U R D AY 31 D E C E M B E R 2016 | $55 ( M ) & $6 2 ( N M ) Dress up in your Hollywood glamour to welcome in the New Year. Ticket includes: live music with band ‘So What’, sparkling wine on arrival & a late night snack.

D O O R S O P E N 8:00 P M | B O O K T O D AY

CRAZY SCIENCE

T H U R S D AY 12 J A N U A R Y 2017 | $10 K I D S & A D U LT S

After sold out shows in January & July 2016 Crazy Science is returning for another big show in January 2017. Crazy Science is a unique combination of magic & science. It’s entertaining, fun, educational, quirky & ‘oh so different’! Richard Scholes, the mastermind behind the show will have your kids talking science all school holidays!

D O O R S O P E N 10:30 A M | B O O K T O D AY

T H E A U S T R A L I A N TAY L O R S W I F T & K AT Y P E R R Y T R I B U T E S H O W T U E S D AY 17 J A N U A R Y 2017 | $10 K I D S & A D U LT S

The Australian Taylor Swift & Katy Perry Kids Show features a live band in a 60 minute show packed with hits like T.G.I.F, Shake It Off, Hot n’ Cold, Wildest Dream, Roar, Lovestory, Firework, Trouble, Teenage Dream & more.

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Roy Orbison Reborn STARRING

DEAN BOURNE

FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2017 | $45 Relive the sound, the voice & all the magical hits of music legend Roy Orbison, starring the world’s No 1 Roy Orbison tribute star, Dean Bourne. As well as performing all of ‘The Big O’s’ hits, Bourne also pays tributes to The Traveling Wilburys.

DOORS OPEN 7:30PM | BOOK TODAY TO BOOK 22 | DEE WHY POINT

Purchase tickets online at deewhyrsl.com.au or call reception on 9454 4000


ENTERTAI NMENT

THE AUSTRALIAN INXS SHOW WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE AUSTRALIAN DIVINYLS SHOW F R I D AY 27 J A N U A R Y 2017 | $25 After a sold out show in July 2016, The Australian INXS Show are returning for another great night with special guests The Australian Divinyls Show! The Australian INXS Show is the definitive ‘Live Baby Live’ tribute to INXS. They faithfully reproduce the live spectacle INXS were famous for. Featuring six electrifying professional musicians, The Australian INXS Show both celebrates and honours the memory of Michael Hutchence and the band.

D O O R S O P E N 7:30 P M | B O O K T O D AY

MANPOWER AUSTRALIA T H U R S D AY 2 M A R C H 2017 | $35

The award-winning stage show, Manpower Australia is the most sought after girls night out on the entire planet! Direct from Las Vegas, these sexy performers bring ladies nights to a whole new level of entertainment. Watch your fantasies come true as these Aussies show off their chiselled bodies, seductive dance moves, cheeky humour and then some. For the perfect girls’ night out, hens party, 50th, 21st, divorcee party, you name it – Manpower Australia’s got you covered. So get your friends, let down your hair, kick up your heels and prepare to be left weak at the knees!

D O O R S O P E N 7:30 P M | B O O K T O D AY

T H E R A D I AT O R S + S P Y V S P Y + THE OVERTONES S AT U R D AY 4 M A R C H 2017 | $3 0 Rock & roll legends, The Radiators return to deliver classic songs like Coming Home, 17 (I wish I was), Summer Holiday, Gimme Head, Up For Grabs, No Tragedy & Room Full Of Diamonds. Joining ‘The Rads’ for a night of timeless Aussie rock will be Spy v Spy & The Overtones.

D O O R S O P E N 7:15 P M | B O O K T O D AY

1977 - THE HITS! W H AT A Y E A R I N M U S I C S AT U R D AY 11 M A R C H 2017 | $35

1977, what a year in music. This show, performed by a brilliant band is packed with the hit songs of Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Foreigner, The Babys, Dragon, Hall & Oates, Supertramp, Heart, Al Stewart & many more. Dance & sing along!

D O O R S O P E N 7:30 P M | B O O K T O D AY

E LV I S A N A M E R I C A N T R I L O G Y F R I D AY 17 M A R C H 2017 | $50 Elvis An American Trilogy direct from the USA features 3 of the world’s leading Elvis Tribute artists. Starting from the raw & rockabilly young Elvis, through the movie years & 1968 comeback special, to the Vegas & jump suit era that made Elvis the most recognizable figure in History.

D O O R S O P E N 7:30 P M | B O O K T O D AY

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LIVE MUSIC IN FLAME LOUNGE Flame Lounge hosts some of Sydney’s best musicians performing live & free, 7 nights a week. On weeknights solo pianists or guitarists sing sultry pop and jazz standards. On Friday and Saturday nights soloists set the mood during dinner, and after dinner duos and trios give you the chance to dance with some classic pop and rock.

DECEMBER 2016

JANUARY 2017

THU

1

LIONEL ROBINSON

6:30pm

SUN

1

JIM GANNON

6:30pm

FRI

2

LIONEL ROBINSON

6:30pm

MON

2

CATH COLE

6:30pm

FRI

2

THE CHOSEN ONES

10:00pm

TUE

3

SHANE FLEW

6:30pm

SAT

3

ARTHUR MARDER

6:30pm

WED

4

RAOUL GRAF

6:30pm

SAT

3

JOEY TALAM TRIO

10:00pm

THU

5

LIONEL ROBINSON

6:30pm

SUN

4

SIMONE WADDELL

6:30pm

FRI

6

LIONEL ROBINSON

6:30pm

MON

5

IAN BLAKENEY

6:30pm

FRI

6

THE CHOSEN ONES

10:00pm

TUE

6

CATH COLE

6:30pm  

SAT

7

KYLE GASPARI

6:30pm  

WED

7

BERNIE SEGEDIN

6:30pm

SAT

7

REBECCA JOHNSON BAND

10:00pm

THU

8

LIONEL ROBINSON

6:30pm

SUN

8

DON HOPKINS

6:30pm

FRI

9

SIMONE WADDELL

6:30pm

MON

9

MATT THOMSON

6:30pm  

FRI

9

CATH & HIM

10:00pm

TUE

10

ARTHUR MARDER

6:30pm 

SAT

10

RICK MELICK

6:30pm 

WED

11

BERNIE SEGEDIN

6:30pm 

SAT

10

JACK THOMPSON TWINS

10:00pm

THU

12

LIONEL ROBINSON

6:30pm 

SUN

11

DON HOPKINS

6:30pm 

FRI

13

BERNIE SEGEDIN

6:30pm 

MON

12

GLENN RHODES

6:30pm

FRI

13

THE HIGH LIFE

10:00pm

TUE

13

SHANE FLEW

6:30pm 

SAT

14

DENYS MASON

6:30pm 

WED

14

GLENN BIDMEAD

6:30pm

SAT

14

CATH & HIM

10:00pm

THU

15

LIONEL ROBINSON

6:30pm

SUN

15

JOANNA MELAS

6:30pm

FRI

16

DON HOPKINS

6:30pm

MON

16

GLENN RHODES

6:30pm

FRI

16

OUTLIER

10:00pm

TUE

17

IAN BLAKENEY

6:30pm

SAT

17

JOANNA MELAS

6:30pm

WED

18

ROHAN CANNON

6:30pm

SAT

17

THE WHITE BROTHERS

10:00pm

THU

19

LIONEL ROBINSON

6:30pm

SUN

18

RICK MELICK

6:30pm

FRI

20

DON HOPKINS

MON

19

RICK MELICK

6:30pm

FRI

20

JACK THOMPSON TWINS

TUE

20

JOANNA CAPETANAKIS

6:30pm

SAT

21

JOANNA MELAS

WED

21

ROHAN CANNON

6:30pm

SAT

21

SAFARI SUITS

10:00pm

THU

22

LIONEL ROBINSON

6:30pm

SUN

22

ROHAN CANNON

6:30pm

FRI

23

SHANE FLEW

6:30pm

FRI

23

JAMIE LINDSAY DUO

SAT

24

JUST ALEX

SAT

24

MON TUE

6:30pm 10:00pm 6:30pm

MON

23

KYLE GASPARI

6:30pm

10:00pm

TUE

24

TANIA MURRAY

6:30pm

6:30pm

WED

25

JOANNA CAPETANAKIS

6:30pm

THE CHOSEN ONES

10:00pm

THU

26

LIONEL ROBINSON

6:30pm

26

JIM GANNON

6:30pm

THU

26

THE JACK THOMPSON TWINS

10:00pm

27

JOANNA MELAS

6:30pm 

FRI

27

SHANE FLEW

WED

28

JOANNA CAPETANAKIS

6:30pm 

FRI

27

OUTLIER

THU

29

LIONEL ROBINSON

6:30pm

SAT

28

SIMONE WADDELL

6:30pm 

FRI

30

GLENN RHODES

6:30pm 

SAT

28

SHADES OF RED

10:00pm

FRI

30

JJ DUO

10:00pm

SUN

29

RICK MELICK

6:30pm

SAT

31

SHANE FLEW

6:30pm

MON

30

JIM GANNON

6:30pm

SAT

31

CATH & HIM

10:00pm

TUE

31

CATH COLE

6:30pm

Performers may be subject to change

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SATURDAY 14 JANUARY V

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WEST BROM

02:00

BURNLEY

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MIDDLESBROUGH

02:00

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V

SOUTHAMPTON

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STOKE

02:00

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02:00

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02:00

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02:00

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02:00

SWANSEA

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SUNDERLAND

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WEST HAM

04:30

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V

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04:15*

HULL

V

MAN CITY

MONDAY 16 JANUARY

23:00

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V

WEST BROM

WEDNESDAY 28 DECEMBER V

STOKE

V

TOTTENHAM

V

EVERTON

04:15*

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LIVERPOOL

01:15

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V

TOTTENHAM

THURSDAY 29 DECEMBER

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V

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SATURDAY 31 DECEMBER

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07:00*

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V

MAN UTD

03:00

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V

LIVERPOOL

V

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23:30

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02:00

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V

WATFORD

02:00

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V

EVERTON

02:00

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V

WEST HAM

SUNDERLAND

02:00

STOKE

V

MAN UTD

V

STOKE

02:00

WEST BROM

V

SUNDERLAND

MAN CITY

V

TOTTENHAM

06:45*

BOURNEMOUTH

V

LEICESTER

SUNDAY 1 JANUARY

06:45*

EVERTON

V

ARSENAL

02:00

BURNLEY

V

02:00

CHELSEA

THURSDAY 15 DECEMBER

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06:45*

MIDDLESBROUGH

V

LIVERPOOL

02:00

LEICESTER

V

WEST HAM

04:30

06:45*

SUNDERLAND

V

CHELSEA

02:00

MAN UTD

V

MIDDLESBROUGH

MONDAY 23 JANUARY

06:45*

WEST HAM

V

BURNLEY

02:00

SOUTHAMPTON

V

WEST BROM

12:30

ARSENAL

V

BURNLEY

07:00*

CRYSTAL PALACE

V

MAN UTD

02:00

SWANSEA

V

BOURNEMOUTH

03:00

CHELSEA

V

HULL

07:00*

MAN CITY

V

WATFORD

04:30

LIVERPOOL

V

MAN CITY

07:00*

STOKE

V

SOUTHAMPTON

MONDAY 2 JANUARY

V

LEICESTER

07:00*

TOTTENHAM

V

HULL

12:30

WATFORD

V

TOTTENHAM

07:00*

WEST BROM

V

SWANSEA

03:00

ARSENAL

V

CRYSTAL PALACE

23:30

MIDDLESBROUGH

V

LEICESTER

SATURDAY 17 DECEMBER 23:30

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V

CHELSEA

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HELP US KICK A G

DONATE YOUR FO

Children of Yamoah Nkwanta Village receive a football (inset): Barefoot playing can cause injuries

Dee Why RSL is asking our local community to rally together and donate new or second-hand football boots to aid disadvantaged children in rural Ghana, West Africa. Dee Why RSL’s Club Chaplain, Paul O’Keefe has been dedicated to charity work in the area of Awutu Breku in Ghana for many years, shipping container loads of goods to the poor rural villages there. Through both business and charity work over a period of 25 years, Paul has come to understand the African culture very well. In fact his African name is ‘Kwame’, which he tells us literally translates to ‘man born on a Saturday.’

day; which is a recipe for further problems,” said Paul.

Upon returning from a recent trip, Paul told us of this group of children (pictured) who expressed to him how they would love to have a football.

He subsequently found a shop in the next village and bought them a ball, and they played football every day thereafter.

“Because many families in these poor rural villages cannot afford to send their kids to school, this results in many children having nothing to do all

However they were unable to afford shoes and their feet became damaged and bled to the extent that one of his nurses had to attend to their injuries.

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GOAL FOR GHANA

OOTBALL BOOTS

Club Chaplain Paul O’Keefe & Community Relations Manager Sheila Malone grateful to receive generous donation of 15 pairs of new boots from Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.

“This has highlighted the need that these local children have for something as simple as football boots, so that they are able to enjoy a game of football without injuring their feet. The pitch is just dirt and stones, so it is no wonder they get hurt,” added Paul. “I just thought it would be a great way to assist these children – donations of football boots in a range of sizes for these children to really enjoy a game of football. They could also do with a few footballs (deflated) and some pumps.” Paul also organises and funds all of the shipping and the journey takes several months. The goods are collected and taken to his home, packed into tight bales, taken to a shipping container in Hoxton Park, trucked to Port Botany, then shipped to Singapore, Durban and finally Ghana.

A truck goes from Ghana to a warehouse where it gets picked up by smaller trucks and it goes to the villages. Clothing and shoes are then given away to people in need.

If you would like to donate your football boots – please bring them to the RSL lower foyer and place them into the marked collection box between 1 December and 15 January 2017. We request boots in clean, reasonable condition with strong laces tied together in pairs. Stay tuned for the results of the football boot drive in 2017! Paul’s next major project is to raise the funds to secure land to build a safe house and medical clinic for the children in the village of Yamoah Nkwanta near Awutu Breku, and he is also assisting two orphanages. If you would like to find out more about assisting Paul with his charity work in Ghana, you can contact him on: Chaplain@dyrsl.com.au. By Sheila Malone 2727


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Robin Harris and (inset) Bear Cottage’s Community Relations Manager, Bronwen Simmons and (L) Sheila Malone.

Pond Money Donated to Bear Cottage In Memory of Much-Loved Staff Member By Sheila Malone It is with a heavy heart that we advise that our ever popular, selfnamed “glass maintenance engineer” Robin Harris passed away on September 27th, at 79 years of age. Robin joined Dee Why RSL in January 2004 and was never seen without a smile on his face and a joke waiting to be told; something that Robin saw as an important component of his role. He took a lot of pride in his job as the Club’s window cleaner, and gained much job satisfaction from it. One of Robin’s tasks was regularly clearing the Club ponds of donated coins, so Club staff decided it was fitting to donate the latest accrual of coins totalling $3,000 to his favourite charity; Bear Cottage at Manly. The Club was honoured to hand a cheque to Bear Cottage’s Community Relations Manager, Bronwen Simmons.

“On behalf of everyone at Bear Cottage, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to Robin’s family, and also to DYRSL. Bear Cottage relies on the kind support of the community which in turn allows us to provide the care that we do for our children and families. We send our heartfelt thanks for this wonderful generosity,” stated Bronwen. Robin was interviewed earlier this year, and gave some insight to his life. He was born in England in 1937 and after surviving the London WWII bombings, left Britain at 21 as a “ten pound pom” sailing to the shores of Australia, where he commenced a “potpourri of careers” as he put it. Selling TVs and appliances followed by a contract cleaning business, Robin moved into banking, then the money market. After a period as a TAFE marketing lecturer, Robin worked as a support employee for Pioneer Clubhouse, developing and implementing back-to-work programs for members. 30 30 | DEE | DEE WHY WHY POINT POINT

It was this role that lead to gaining the position as window cleaner at Dee Why RSL. When asked about his work philosophy Robin stated; “I believe that senior citizens should maintain a work ethic, to ensure that they keep physically active and spend no time worrying, which I don’t. I am also very appreciative of the Club employing me.” His doctor told him that the job was definitely what kept that pep in Robin’s step, giving him physical activity and purpose in his daily life. Robin always loved to be busy, and intended to “keep on going as long as the Club will have me.” Not even relaxing on his days off, Robin had recently updated his driving skills, so that he was able to assist both of his 16 year old granddaughters Ella and Claudia with their learner log hours. Ella always looked forward to lessons with her “Goggy.” Robin considered himself very lucky, married to his lovely wife Jean for more than 50 years. He was also the proud patriarch of a close-knit family, with 3 children (Rebecca, Matthew and Sarah) and seven grandchildren. Club CFO Sarah Sutherland had the privilege of spending some time with Robin and members of his family at the hospital before his passing.

“It was incredible to witness a man with such a positive, upbeat attitude, even at this time. He said his time at Dee Why RSL was the best of his working career and that he had had a blessed life and was content. A wonderful man to the end.” “I feel blessed to have known him. Robin will be greatly missed by all,” added Sarah.


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YEAR OF THE ROOSTER The Chinese zodiac for 2017 is the year of rooster (fire rooster) beginning January 28, 2017 and ending February 15, 2018. The rooster ranks the tenth amongst the Chinese zodiac animals. The rooster represents fidelity and punctuality, as the rooster wakes people up on time. YEARS OF THE ROOSTER INCLUDE: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 AND 2017. LUCKY COLOURS: GOLD, BROWN, YELLOW

COMPLIMENTARY CHINESE TEA IN THE GAMING ROOM

AVAILABLE FROM 27 JANUARY - 2 FEBRUARY 2017

Whole or half lobster with chilli & black bean - OR Whole or half lobster with ginger & shallots

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LUNAR NEW YEAR THEMED SUNDAY RAFFLE

INCLUDING $2,000 OF ASIAN INSPIRED PRIZES Sunday 29th January 2017 Tickets on sale from 2:45pm Draws from 3:45pm

SPOTLIGHT ON JOHNNY NG, HEAD CHEF – THE ASIAN WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING AT THE ASIAN? Before I joined the Club, I operated the famed Malacca Straits restaurant and 3 others for over 28 years. As cooking is my pride and joy, I really enjoy the freedom I have to continue to develop new and exciting dishes that my customers will enjoy. At the Club we use the very best of ingredients and working here affords me the opportunity to create great Asian food in our kitchens from scratch, like our popular Peking Duck and Char Sui BBQ Pork. WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS OR HIGHLIGHTS SINCE BEING AT THE CLUB? Getting to know our regulars has been fantastic! It has also been great to see our new menus received so well by the members. I am happy that my great team now delivers consistency of product. I am looking forward to introducing a delicious Asian tasting plate. TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF OUTSIDE OF WORK. I spend as much time as I can with my wife Evelyn and my 14 year old daughter, Olivia and 17 year old son, Jonathan. My indulgence is vintage cars! I am currently driving a 1927 Morris Cowley that affords me lots of joy. A proud local since 1982, I love to ride my pushbike to and from work and between lunch and dinner service I often ride to Manly and have a quick run and swim.

Johnny with his much loved 1927 Morris Cowley (inset) Johnny running The Asian

HOW WILL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BE CELEBRATING LUNAR NEW YEAR? We will be following tradition and enjoying a family dinner and giving the kids their lucky red envelopes. This year we will have steamed whole fish and a wide selection of seafood. My Lunar Year resolution will be to become more healthy, wealthy and wise!!

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YOUR MEMBERSHIP REWARDED As a Member of Dee Why RSL Club you will have access to Ambassador Rewards, the loyalty program for all Members at Dee Why RSL Club. For every dollar you spend in the Club,* you receive one Ambassador Reward point and a Status point. Ambassador Reward points can be spent around the Club on food, beverages and entertainment tickets, while your Status points accumulate to help you unlock Gold, Platinum, Platinum+ and Diamond tiers.

CLUB TRADING HOURS & MEMBERSHIP CLUB TRADING HOURS Sun: 9am – 4am Mon – Thurs: 10am – 4am Fri: 10am – 6am Sat: 9am – 6am

FLAME LOUNGE & DINING Daily: 5:30pm ‘til late

THE ASIAN Lunch: Daily, noon – 2:30pm Dinner: Daily, from 5:30pm

CABANA BAR Open Friday & Saturday nights

AQUA BAR & DINING Lunch: Mon - Sat, 10:00am to 5:00pm Sun, 9:00am to 5:00pm Dinner: Daily, 5:30pm ‘til late THE BISTRO Lunch: Daily, noon – 2:30pm Dinner: Daily, from 5:30pm

MATCH BAR Daily: 12pm ‘til late

FLAME BAR Snacks & Pizzas: 7 days a week from 2:30pm-midnight BOTTLE SHOP Daily: 10:00am – 10:00pm Visit www.deewhyrsl.com.au for Christmas trading hours

MEMBERSHIP To enquire about Dee Why RSL Club membership please contact Reception on 02 9454 4000 or come in and speak to one of our friendly team members. MEMBERSHIP FEES 1 year $5.00 3 years $10.00 5 years $15.00 10 years $20.00 CONTACT DETAILS 932 Pittwater Rd Dee Why, NSW 2099 PHONE: 9454 4000 EMAIL: info@dyrsl.com.au 35


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DON’T WORRY, OUR SPECIALTY NIGHTS ARE STILL ON ... SUNDAY NIGHT KIDS EAT FREE*

WEDNESDAY NIGHT $15 ART OF MARINARA

*Children 12 yrs and under, one free kids meal with each main meal purchased.

Main course Pasta Marinara or Large Pizza Marinara

MONDAY NIGHT $15 ITALIAN MEAL DEAL

THURSDAY NIGHT $15 ART OF PARMIGIANA

Any pasta with garlic bread and glass of red or white wine — only $ 15

Beef, Chicken or Veal Parmigiana with chips and a side salad

TUESDAY NIGHT $15 PIZZA (Available for 10”pizzas) ™

Member price advertised. Non-member price $ 16.90

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