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KINGSGROVE RSL CLUB

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MELBOURNE CUP CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT BLEDISLOE CUP

8 Brocklehurst Lane, Kingsgrove

BAND NIGHTS

www.kingsgroversl.com.au

JUMBUCK STEW

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PRESIDENTS REPORTS Welcome to our winter edition of the Burst, there are numerous great promotions and events listed that will be on at your club over the next four months. This gives our members more benefits for their membership and even more reasons to visit your club. The Mother’s Day promotion was a great success with the two sittings being fully booked, we will be running a similar promotion for Father’s Day I would suggest you book early if you want to get a table. One other promotion I will give a special mention to is the Christmas in July dinner and show at $50 a ticket all-inclusive it is great value, so book a table and come along on Saturday 22nd July and see the Blues Brothers Rebooted show. I would like to welcome to the Club Board our new Director Ryan Asplet, with the unfortunate passing of Barry Willoughby late last year meant there was a casual vacancy on the board, it was decided to ask for submissions of interest from members and from many very capable

applicants the Board chose Ryan who is very well credentialed with his many years of experience in local council, Ryan brings youth and enthusiasm to the Board, great to have you onboard Ryan. The club’s food outlets are enjoying very good patronage, with Rations Café doing exceptionally well with its varied menu of western food, there will be a twice-yearly rotation of the menu in June and December to introduce seasonal items. If you have not yet tried their offerings, I can recommend from personal experience that you will enjoy your visit. The Board as part of the Clubs strategic plan is looking at a number of areas in and outside the club that need improvement and will enhance the experience of our members and their guests this includes in the more immediate future, improvement to the air conditioning, the total refurbishment of Table 15 Bistro area, kids club and in the longer term increasing the number of floors in the car park, of course this requires considerable expenditure and as we did with our recent renovations the Board will ensure that

the club can afford the cost before we undertake the projects. It would be remiss if I did not mention ANZAC Day which was a great success, thanks go to the General Manager Ian Todd, the Management Team and our tremendous staff, you ensured that everyone had an enjoyable day at the club. Special thanks to the Women’s Auxiliary for the marvelous job they did in serving the breakfast and of course not forgetting our Directors who get very much involved in making the day run smoothly. Once again thank you to all our loyal members for your continued support, without you we would not have such a successful club, I look forward to seeing you at the club sometime soon. “Pressure is on us by the nature of the job. Performance releases pressure” Alan R. Barnes JP President

B OA R D O F D I R E C TO R S

Alan Barnes President

Ryan Asplet Director

John Graham Senior Vice President

Bruce Geerin Director

Heather Shepherd Vice President

Wes Hema Director

Tas Aronis Director

Louise Pettit Director

D AY L I G H T S AV I N G S N O T I C E Don’t forget to change your clocks forwards an hour on Sunday, 1st October at 2:00am EST 2

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Ian Todd Accm General Manager


GENERAL M ANAGERS REPORT As a Club our ideals are aligned with those of the Returned Services League and to commemorate our service personnel that never returned to this country and assist our returned service personnel.

Table 15 Brasserie will continue to operate six days a week until Mid-September at which time the area will close briefly before we unveil the new Jade Palace. Further details will be displayed in the Club.

Now we near the middle of the year, we are planning all our events for the rest of the year so check out this Burst for all the latest entertainment and functions coming up.

With this in mind it was pleasing to see so many locals join our Club for the Anzac Day march and service. Once again the Club served breakfast to over 800 people who rose early to pay tribute.

When completed we will have Rations dining for all your western meals and Jade Palace for all your Asian meals and many areas in the Club both indoor and outdoor for you to enjoy your meal.

Some events to mention are: Children Bingo in the winter school holidays. Book now so you don’t miss out.

My thanks to the Sub Branch, the Women’s Auxiliary, the Board of Directors and my Management and staff for the effort to make Anzac Day such a special day on our calendar. And thank you our members for being a part of the day.

We welcome new additions to our team at Kingsgrove RSL Club. Congratulations to member Ryan Asplet who along with other applicants applied for the casual vacancy on the Board of Directors. Ryan is a young local father of two who will provide a new prospective on the Board of directors and we wish him all the best. Our thanks to all the applicants who applied, it is very pleasing to see an interest in being a director of our Club.

It has been almost six month since the Club renovations have be completed and the accolades are continuing from our members, visitors and club industry representatives. You should all be very proud of the modern club you are members of. The Club has continued with our strategic business plan as set by the Board of Directors and management and we are currently designing a refurbishment for the Bistro to become an Asian cuisine restaurant. Building will commence in July and be completed by October.

A new addition to our management team is Karen Rook who has many years’ experience in the Club Industry in various roles and has joined us as the Human Resources Manager and will be responsible for all our wonderful staff here at Kingsgrove RSL Club. Please welcome Karen when you see her in the Club.

The Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn boxing match will be televised live in the Club, so come and cheer on our Aussie as he faces a boxing legend. Tickets are still available for our Christmas in July show at $50 all-inclusive which is great value. Check out our website for all the latest news and entertainment and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

Ian Todd ACCM General Manager

L I K E . F O L L O W.C H E C K- I N Mid-March, MR SEWELL (one of our club members) was happily holidaying in Bali Indonesia, where he sadly lost his wallet on a beach, before promptly heading back to Sydney Australia. However a social savvy Indonesian and good-samaritan MR Bayu Saputra found Mr Sewell’s wallet and contacted the Kingsgrove RSL Club through Facebook, having found Mr Sewells Club Membership Card. The Club was able to

contact Mr Sewell and get him in contact with MR Bayu Saputra so he could recover his wallet and identification. So don’t forget to Like, Follow and Check-in at Kingsgrove RSL Club on Facebook or Instagram, because who knows when social media or Kingsgrove RSL Club could help you out of a sticky situation.

CLUB DRESS R U L E S N OT I C E To maintain the high standard enjoyed in our club, we request the dress rules be abided to at all times. Thongs for both male and females are not permitted after 7:30pm each day. Appearance must be clean, neat and tidy at all times, obscene or offence language or clothing will not be tolerated at any time. See reception for full dress rules. THE BURST

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A N Z AC S P I R I T

ALIVE & FLOURISHING

Hundreds of Kingsgrove RSL Club members and the local community turned-out for the sunny 7am ANZAC Day march and service in Memorial Park on Tuesday April the 25th. The Service marked 102 years since that day Australian and New Zealand troops landed on Gallipoli and the ANZAC legend was born.

During battle, the half-light of dawn was one of the most favored times for an attack, however on this Tuesday morning, the Kingsgrove community including, current and ex-service personnel, State MPs, school children, representatives from the local churches, Scouts, Guides and families emerged from their homes, workplaces, off the trains and buses, even arriving in wheelchairs and walkers, to remember the 102,000 Australians

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who have made the ultimate sacrifice in all the wars Australia has been involved in. The march was led by the Sutherland Shire Silver Band and the 233 St George Cadet Unit who provided the Catafalque Party and Guard for the cenotaph.

“We are all here to respect and honour every diggers sacrifice made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy� said Mr. Ian Todd (General Manager Kingsgrove RSL Club). The service took place at the Cenotaph, in Kingsgrove Memorial Park, in front of the RSL Club. A hearty breakfast was provided to all who participated in the march and the service, this was followed by a full day of entertainment and activities including the Aussie tradition of Two-Up.


The month of April was jam-packed with ANZAC Day commemorations and education in the history of the ANZACS. Despite the horrendous weather Kingsgrove RSL Club hosted a Special School Students’ ANZAC Commemorative Service on Tuesday 4th. Student representatives from 12 local schools within the St George community came together at 11am, to participate in a service of remembrance.

Mr. Alan Barnes, Kingsgrove RSL Club President and Sub Branch President, said he believed the School Students’ ANZAC Commemorative Service was so significant in the students’ education of the ANZAC spirit, that the club had made it an annual event in the Kingsgrove RSL Club’s calendar. The entire ANZAC Day Commemorative service is conducted by the students.

Not forgetting the older members of the community, the Sub Branch visited local Nursing Homes, including Homewood, Bexley Gardens, Bupa Clemton Park, Banks Lodge and St Bedes to commemorate an Anzac Day service with the residents.

By engaging the students in their understandings about the traditions, facts and history of ANZAC Day, the real-life stories of sacrifice, heroism and mateship of everyday Australians and New Zealanders continue to live on. As part of Kingsgrove RSL Sub-Branch community involvement, Committee members of the Sub Branch visited local schools to assist with their Commemorative ANZAC day services; The schools included Kingsgrove Public, Mc Cullum’s Hill, Hurstville Public, Arkana College, Clemton Park Public and Kingsgrove North High School. President Alan Barnes and Secretary John Graham even found time to include visits to two local preschools (Step by Step at Beverly Hills and Integricare Children’s Centre at Turrella) and organized for a further two pre-schools (Barfa Bear and Mama Bear Child Care Centre’s) to visit the club and see the memorabilia display and lay a wreath at the club’s memorial.

Special thanks are given to all those Sub Branch and Club members who gave up their time to continue the ANZAC tradition and ideals representing Kingsgrove RSL at these many community ANZAC Commemorative Services.

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Looking for fun these school holidays?

11am -2pm Week 1: Tuesday 4th July Week 2: Tuesday 26th September Week 3: Tuesday 3rd October $5 to play Includes. 1 x Bingo Book 1 x Bingo Dabber and a showbag | Lunch available for $2 (Pizza or a Hotdog)

LOADS OF PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS CHILDREN MUST BE 6 OR OVER (ALL CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED BY PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND MUST REMAIN ON CLUB PREMISES AT ALL TIMES THROUGHOUT BINGO)

VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC DAY

COMMEMORATION SERVICE & LUNCHEON

13TH AUGUST

TICKETS $30.00 ALL INCLUSIVE 10.45AM FOR A VP DAY SERVICE AT 11AM LUNCH AT 12.00 SUB BRANCH AND WOMEN’S AUXILIARY MEMBERS AND PARTNERS ONLY NOTE: MEDALS TO BE WORN TICKETS ON SALE - MONDAY 3RD JULY 2017

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JEANS FOR GENES DAY Friday 4th August 2017

Here at Kingsgrove RSL Club for Jeans for Genes day All merchandise on sale Join us to help this worthy cause


Book Your Functions

Celebrate those special moments and make memories at Kingsgrove RSL- birthday celebrations, christenings, engagements, weddings and anniversary parties. Contact kingsgrove RSL club on (02) 9336 1500 for all function enquiries.

Guardian understands every goodbye is different.

Tas Aronis JP Funeral Director Available 24 Hours Available 24 Hours Available 24 Hours Available 24 Hours Available 24 Hours

We would like to help you celebrate your special day, so come into the Club in the month of your birthday to collect your vouchers.

Double Diamond, Diamond, Sapphire members will be reminded by mail, if opted to receive mail.

It’s our way of celebrating your birthday!

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BLEDISLOE CUP

Saturday 26th August 2017 at 5.35pm

LIVE ON THE BIG SCREENS HERE AT THE CLUB FEATURING THE SOUNDS OF OUT OF SALEM FROM 8.30PM

Daves Lawns & Edges Free Quotes Lawn Edges Rubbish removal Small garden Work

Did you know you can redeem your

Kings Ransom points at the

Gift card redemption

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Pitstop machine?

converts points for cards of your choice

Call David 0423 328 374 2 Pre-paid phone and

internet credit

ABN: 313 864 629 63

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Mobile phone charging in secure lockers for all smart phones

PARKSIDE BAR

Happy

Hour ON ALL BEER,

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Sunday Thursday

WINe 5:00pm – 6:30pm & SPIRITS

*Responsible service of alcohol will be observed at all time and strictly adhered to.

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Sunday 3rd September 17 From 8.30am All fathers will receive a

FREE BREAKFAST Booking through reception essential.

ALL DAD’S WILL RECEIVE A FREE MIDDY OF BEER. COME ALONG AND TREAT DAD TO A LUNCH Fit for a king at KINGSGROVE RSL Children’s meals also available Bookings essential.

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JUMBUCK STEW

AN AUSSIE HEART Y WI NTER WARMER

INGREDIENTS SERVES 8 • 1 kg chops (lamb) • 2 tbs plain flour • 1 pinch salt and pepper *to taste • 2 tsp curry powder • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger • 2 tbs butter • 1 onion large sliced • 2 tbs white vinegar • 4 tbs Worcestershire sauce • 4 tbs tomato sauce • 2 tbs brown sugar • 1 cup beef stock (liquid) • 2 Carrots peeled and chopped • 500 g pumpkin peeled chopped

METHOD:

RECIPE TIPS & HINTS:

1. Trim chops of any fat. 2. Mix flour with salt and pepper, curry powder and ginger and coat chops. 3. Heat half the butter in a heavy based pan and brown lamb chops on both sides. Remove to a plate. 4. Add remaining butter to pan and cook onion gently until soft. Return lamb to pan. 5. Mix vinegar, sauces, sugar and stock and pour over lamb. Cover and bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer gently for 1 hour. 6. Skim any fat off surface and add pumpkin and carrot. 7. Cover and cook for a further 30 minutes or until lamb chops and pumpkin are tender.

1. You can also cook this one in the slow cooker for 6hrs! 2. Jumbuck Stew is suitable to freeze for up to two months. 3. If you don’t have beef stock, you can use maggi gravy mix. 4. Best served with Mash! 5. You can replace the pumpkin with red sweet potato. You can also add any other vegetables if you wish! Nutrition Information Qty per 537g serve Energy 3952kJ Protein 43g Fat,total 18g -saturated 8g Carbohydrate 46g -sugars 14g Dietary Fibre 1g Sodium 1039mg

Qty per 100g 735kJ 8g 3g 1g 8g 2g 0g 193mg

Monthly DRINK SPECIAL

JULY

Asahi Schooner $7.50 ( members Price)

AUGUST

House Spirits $4.50 (Members price)

“Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Russian Standard Vodka, Teachers Scotch & Bacardi Rum”

SEPTEMBER

Canadian Club Cola/Dry

RTD $ 7.00 ( members Price)

OCTOBER

Jim Beam & Jack Daniels RTD $7.00 (members price)

Responsible service of alcohol will be observed at all time and strictly adhered to.

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Live Bands

in the Diggers Lounge from 8:30pm

FREE ADMISSION

to all 18+

MamaMia A Tribute to Abba

The Adele Experience

Saturday 15 jul 2017

Saturday 19 aug 2017

Australian Trilogy

Rattle & Hum U2 show

Saturday 16 sep 2017

Saturday 21 oct 2017

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W H AT ’ S O N

LC UB BINGO

AC SH HOUSIE

BINGO FREE Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Six Up Books. Free Bingo to all members ( limit one book per member). Additional books $2. Multiple books allowed. Non-members $2 per book. Doors open 10am Bingo 11am - 12noon 12noon - 1 pm Intermission Bingo 1pm -1.20pm

WEDNESDAYS 7.30PM $1000 JACKPOT TO BE WON Win Club reward vouchers, cash prizes & meat trays

25 games for only $14 15 games of Club Bingo 10 games of Cash Housie

2 course lunch available for only $7.50 at Table One Five Brasserie

200 MEMBERS WILL BE INVITED TO TAKE PART EACH MONTH. 3RD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Minor draws at 7pm, 7.30pm & 8pm for $100 cash.

All tickets go back into the barrel for the major prize of $1,000 Turn up on the night, register your name and wait to win $1,000. Its that simple! This is a tiered promotion available to members in levels Double Diamond, Diamond, Sapphire and Ruby only. Members will be contacted be mail or via text message, if opted to receive mail.

POKER 7:30pm Thursday night $1,000 guaranteed prize pool at $7.00 buy in. 7:30pm Fridays night $500 guaranteed prize pool at $2.00 buy in

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Tuesdays

6PM, 6:45PM & 7:30PM

Sundays

3PM, 4PM & 5PM Each draw increases by $50

You have to be in the Club to be eligible..

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WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

MONDAY

YOGA 10AM HAPPY HOUR 5-6:30PM

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

HAPPY HOUR 5-6:30PM BADGE DRAW 6PM, 6:45PM & 7:30PM 200 CLUB 6:30PM (Third Tuesday Each Month)

BINGO 11AM - 1:20PM (1hr Lunch Break) HAPPY HOUR 5-6:30PM CLUB BINGO 7:30PM CASH HOUSIE 7:30PM Courtesy Taxi Available

FRIDAY

THURSDAY

BINGO 11AM - 1:20PM (1hr Lunch Break) HAPPY HOUR 5-6:30PM POKER 7:30PM

SATURDAY

BINGO 11AM - 1:20PM (1hr Lunch Break) FILL THE FRIDGE Tickets From 4:30PM KIDS CLUB 5:30PM-9:30PM SNOOKER CLUB 5:30PM DARTS CLUB 7:30PM POKER 7:30PM

KIDS CLUB 5:30PM-9:30PM BAND NIGHT 3rd Saturday of Month 8.30PM

Yoga

MONDAY MORNING F R O M 10 A M Contact Bernadette on 0419469152 to book in your spot. No matter what your situation, gentle yoga exercise can adapt to your needs and abilities. It can help in the prevention and control of common health problems.

SUNDAY

BADGE DRAW 3PM, 4PM & 5PM HAPPY HOUR 5-6:30PM

KRSL SPORTS CLUB

Interested in joining one of our social sports clubs, speak to club reception for further details about weekly meetings/activities and fees. Call now! 02 9336 1500 or check our website kingsgroversl.com.au/sports

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AUSTRALIANS ON THE WESTERN FRONT: 1916 - 1918

A SPECIAL DISPLAY COMMEMORATING AUSTRALIANS IN FRANCE & BELGIUM IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

MONDAY 2ND - SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2017 FREE ADMISSION EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO VIEW THIS UNIQUE INFORMATIVE AND MOVING TRIBUTE AT KINGSGROVE RSL. Brought to you by The Australian War Memorial and The RSL Services Clubs Association

Meets at Kingsgrove RSL Club

on the fourth Monday of each month 10am-12.30pm.

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Retired men and women interested in attending a meeting may contact Contact Annette on 9592 2344. As well as a guest speaker at the monthly meeting, there is an outing generally on the third Monday of the month and two short trips away each year. Probus is an association of active retirees who join together in Clubs, the basic purpose of which is to provide regular opportunities to keep their minds active, expand their interests and enjoy the fellowship of new friends.

T H A N K YO U ! A huge thankyou to all our amazing STAFF Volunteers for giving their free time and energy to help out the Kingsgrove RSL Community Group, Set-up and manage the Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser BBQ at Kingsgrove Bunnings on Sunday 21st May 2017. Having satisfied the hunger of hundreds of Kingsgrove locals, and selling over 600snags, from 8:30am-4:30pm we think it’s a Fabulous EFFORT by all! All proceeds raised from the BBQ are going to assist the Community Groups’ work in the local nursing homes, hospitals and our local community. 14

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TUESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER, 11AM – 3PM FEATURING Rebecca Hayes and Brian Lorenz Come along and join in for a full day of entertainment at your club Ladies, all hats welcome. INCLUDES: A LA CARTE 3 COURSE MEAL Complimentary Champagne Sweeps Plus Prize giveaways throughout the day TICKETS ON SALE 11TH SEPTEMBER 17

REMEMBRANCE DAY

NEED A

C O M M E M O R AT I O N SERVICE AND LUNCHEON

5th NOVEMBER TICKETS $30.00 All Inclusive 10.45am for a Remembrance Day service at 11am | Lunch at 12.00 Sub Branch and Women’s Auxiliary members and partners only Note: Medals to be worn

Book Your Shoalhaven Heads Holidays, please contact Kingsgrove RSL Club Reception to CHECK AVAILABILITY NOW

Exclusively for Kingsgrove RSL Club Members

TICKETS ON SALe MONDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2017

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NEW to the

MENU LASAGNE

$15.00 for Members

with Salad & Chips

PIZZA From

$14.00 for Members

Trades men's Lu nch Sp ec ial : FREE schooner of House Beer or Glass of House Wine with the purchase of any main meal from Rations Dining MAIN MEALS Starting from $11.50 (members) Rations Dining |Kingsgrove RSL Club Ltd | P: 02 9336 1500 | W: kingsgroversl.com.au/dining

T&C’s Apply. Limited to one FREE schooner of House Beer or a Glass of House Wine per person, per day with the purchase of a Rations Menu main meal. Only available Monday – Friday from 12noon till 3pm. Promotion subject to change without notice and at the discretion of management. *Responsible service of alcohol will be observed at all time and strictly adhered to.

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I N T H E PA R K

& Children’s Christmas Party SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2017 Brocklehurst Lane, Kingsgrove With a large assortment of food outlets, Live Entertainment & The Rock n Soul Choir Park opens from 6pm Show from 7.30pm | Finished by 9pm Members can purchase Showbag Tickets $5 Each

(Showbag includes a battery candle, kids drink popper, kids chip packet, fun size chocolate, a Zooper Dooper and more)

Due to our organising schedule all tickets must be collected by 18/11/17

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COMING SOON. Table 15 Brasserie will cease operation making way for the launch of our first very own Asian restaurant Jade Palace, in early October this year. The opening of this restaurant will coincide with the renovation of the old bistro area including a complete furniture re-design to compliment the new and exciting menu offering. Jade Palace will be open 6 days Tuesday – Sunday with all western meals now on offer from Rations Dining 7 days a week.

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COMMUNITY GROUP REPORTS

The middle of the year is upon us and the ladies are still busy doing presents for Christmas for the nursing homes. We have around 300 presents to do so we are organising all year for this event. We have done some orders for teddies and hats for members of the Club. If you require any crocheting or knitting to be done, leave details at reception and we will contact you. Your money will be going to a worthy cause. In March we had a luncheon at the Club for the nursing homes and it was well attended. Everyone had lots of laughs with each other as they were playing bingo, drinking coffee and tea, eating cake and enjoying the company of other people. The craft days at Bexley Park Aged Care once a

month are going extremely well and more of the residents are turning up each time we attend. At last count there were 19 attending so the word is getting around the home of what we do on these days. They like to make cards as some of them cannot go out to purchase them, so at least they can make some for family members. On Sunday 21st May 2017 the Community Group, on behalf of the Club, held their first sausage sizzle at Bunnings – Kingsgrove, what a beautiful day, weather wise, we had. Many, many, many sausages on rolls with onions were sold. I would like to thank, on behalf of all the ladies, the Directors, Staff and their families who came and helped us on the day.

We could not have handled this big day without all your help. Lots of money was raised by these volunteers on this day and residents in nursing homes will benefit from their efforts. Once again a big “THANK YOU” to everyone involved. If you wish to join our group or donate in some way just contact reception at the Club. Thank you to all for helping us to help seniors in our community. Lynda Lake

VO LU N T E E R I N G F O R H O N O U R O U R H E R O E S R E L AY WA L K

On the sunny but chilly morning of Sunday, 28 May, a team of Kingsgrove RSL Club staff, directors and family gathered at Parramatta Park to honour the 42 Australian soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan by participating in the Homes for Heroes, Honour our Heroes Relay Walk. Joining the hundreds of other volunteers on the day, the Kingsgrove RSL Team of 14 volunteers walked a total of 42km to raise awareness for Homes for

Heroes and much needed funds. The Kingsgrove RSL Team enjoyed both the walk and a shared picnic making it a very memorable day for all, particularly when Kingsgrove RSL Club receptionist Clare won First Prize in the day’s Raffle; Flights for two people to Fiji from Sydney plus 3 night’s accommodation twin share at the brand new Marriott Momi Bay Resort.

A huge thankyou to all the volunteers in the Kingsgrove RSL Team for giving of their time to participate in such a worthwhile cause, and congratualtions to Clare on wining. Kingsgrove RSL Club continues to support Homes for Heroes in the coming years, having pledged 28K over a 3 year period and hopes that more staff, directors and family will take the opportunity to participate in the event over the coming years.

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S P O R T S A D M I N I S T R AT O R R E P O R T It is a pleasure that I write my first report since my appointment as the Sports Administrator. I look forward to working with all our Sporting Clubs to assist and promote their sport so they can continue with the great traditions all of our Sporting bodies have had in the past for the benefit of all members. Finally, the sun shone for our Fishing Club who have had a horrid time with the weather this year, on the 22nd April the Fishing Club Round Robin event was held after having been cancelled earlier in the year. The boats left early from Moore Park

Reserve in Oatley and all the participants enjoyed a wonderful day. I joined the fisho’s at Moore Park on their return for the all-important weigh in and a BBQ. I look forward to revealing the results at our Star Tributes night when the Harry Fanning Trophy will be presented to the winning club of all the Round Robin events.

a great night with some fierce competition. You are welcome to drop into the Diggers lounge to check out the events. Remember our Sporting Clubs are open to all our Club members so if you are interested in participating contact the Club reception for the details.

Our next Round Robin event will be held at Kingsgrove RSL Club on Tuesday night 25th July at 7pm with the Darts, Golf and Snooker Club all holding their events on the same night. Should be

Heather Shepherd Sports Administrator

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Burger & Beer $12*

*Members can purchase any burger on the Rations Dining menu and a schooner of House beer for just $12

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 5:30pm – 8pm. T&C’s Apply. Burger and Beer for $12 is only available from Rations Dining to all Kingsgrove RSL Club Members, during the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership Season Fixtures, Thursday 2nd March to Saturday 2nd September, 5:30pm – 8pm. Non-members can receive the Burger and Beer for $15. Promotion subject to change without notice and at the discretion of management. *Responsible service of alcohol will be observed at all time and strictly adhered to.

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K I N G S G ROV E RS L S P O RT I N G C LU BS DARTS CLUB

Friday night social darts is going well with strong support by the members coming along and enjoying the night. I would like to invite all members of Kingsgrove RSL to come down on Friday night to join in and meet new friends and play a game of darts.

Heads. Our well-organized Secretary, Gary alerted all our members of the new date and venue, unfortunately due to dangerous seas and gusty winds, the outing was cancelled (again !!) and our Secretary had to send out yet more SMS’ to cancel the event.

We have two team’s representing Kingsgrove in the St George district area. Both teams did very well. B grade making it to the semi-finals. We wish them well in the grand finale. A grade just missing out.

Bardwell valley golf club 19/3/2017 To say the heavens opened up would be an understatment it flogged down from early in the week and didn’t look like stopping. However we golfers did not let a mere trivial thing like water put us off oh god yes we did, except for two who were completely mad and played….The rest of us went home and snuggled back up in bed…

We have the club championship coming in a few months. It’s good to see our members are practicing for the championship. One of our members Harry putting in the hard work practicing and playing well. Throwing the first 180 for the year. Well done Harry.

President George Megisidis

SNOOKER CLUB

A number of Fisho’s attended April’s Anzac Cabaret. The committee received positive feedback from attendees on the quality of food and abundance of liquid refreshments. making it a great night.

Since the last edition (March) of the Burst, the Snooker Club members elected a new President, Club Captain, Secretary/Treasurer and Committee for 2017. AGM minutes located on the notice board in The Fishing Charter on Saturday 27th May was a great success and enjoyed by the eight members the Sports/Snooker room. who ventured out. Unfortunately new member I would like to mention the Snooker Club membership David Schuler had to pull out due to a leg injury he has increased by approximately 70 percent from last sustained, resulting in him being off work for the week. New member Steve Huckstadt had an enquiry year. Last year the Snooker Club had 28 financial from a large Mako shark; a battle ensued for a few and life members on its books, and this year the minutes however the Mako won hands down and numbers have increased to 41 members. This had a flow on effect on the Friday night comps as well as the took off, line in hand (sorry mouth). All catches were shared around at the completion of the charter, Snooker and Billiards Club open championships. thanks in part to Peter Plunkett, who had had an exceptional day. In addition to the membership increase, the numbers for the Friday night comps have not been below double figures for the last two months, this has allowed the Snooker Club to hold a number of doubles comps on a Friday night to accommodate the increased numbers of new participants. The nominations for the Snooker and Billiards Club open championships have been finalised and the Tournaments are currently underway. All Snooker and Billiards Club open championships to conclude prior to the Kingsgrove RSL Sporting Clubs presentation night. In closing, the Snooker Club would like to invite and welcome any Kingsgrove RSL members who are interested in playing snooker on a Friday night to come and join us.

Joe Grima

FISHING CLUB

Our scheduled February and March outings were subject to Mother Nature’s fury; these events ended up being washed out with relentless rain, high seas and dangerous winds. March’s KRSL Round Robin was re-scheduled to 22nd April; boats leaving from Moore Park Reserve at Oatley. Attendees reported on having a great time and for once, the sun shone and a few fish were caught – further details cannot be divulged due to the high secrecy and overall results being made public at the President and Directors’ night in December. An extra fishing outing on 29th April was added to our calendar planned to be held at Shoalhaven

Tony Baker 36 Pts Off 33 Hcp Liverpool Golf Club 26/2/17 Outright Winner Doug Mariner 38 Pts Off 19 Hcp A Grade Winner Andrew Morris 34 Pts Off 4 Hcp B Grade Winner Joe Kohu 33 Pts Off 17 Hcp C Grade Winner Peter Mason 33 Pts Off 36 Hcp

Fingers crossed, the next few outings (including Shoalhaven Heads on 17th and 18th June) in our calendar, will be fish-filled and not washed out as the start of the year attested. See you on the water

Lady Nemo

GOLF CLUB

Well it seems I owe a small apology, it was very remiss of me to leave a couple of names off the last burst edition due to the short notice of when the write up was due. Anyway here they are the winners of the bonanza day they were G Sheary E Kalonikos G Kendrigan T Blackmore they were unbeaten on the day. CABRAMATTA GOLF CLUB 12/2/17 Outright Winner Ernie Kalonikas 45 Pts Off 13 Hcp A Grade Winner Colin Kent 33 Pts Off 6 Hcp B Grade Winner Daniel Mashford 31 Pts Off 18 Hcp C Grade Winner

LYNWOOD COUNTRY CLUB 2/4/2017 Outright Winner Roger Tihore 38 Pts Off 30 Hcp A Grade Winner Ernie Kalonikos 33 Pts Off 9 Hcp B Grade Winner Doug Mariner 37 Pts Off 16 Hcp C Grade Winner Paul Vaitaki 36 Pts Off 33 Hcp Congratulations to our secretary Steve Hodson for a “hole in one” on the 14 th, every golfers dream. GEORGES RIVER GOLF CLUB 23/04/17 Outright Winner Jimmy Katsoulis 37 Pts Off 19 Hcp A Grade Winner Colin Kent 34 Pts Off 6 Hcp C/B B Grade Winner Tony Dennis 34 Pts Off 15 Hcp C Grade Winner Peter Mason 35 Pts Off 25 Hcp BARDWELL VALLEY GOLF CLUB 7/05/17 Outright Winner John Galvin 37 Pts Off 25 Hcp C/B A Grade Winner Tony Blackmore 36 Pts Off 12 Hcp B Grade Winner John Pehm 37 Pts Off 22 Hcp C Grade Winner Dave Watt 36 Pts Off 25 Hcp This was the captain vs president game which was won by the presidents side Half a cheer hip LIVERPOOL GOLF CLUB 21/05/17 Outright Winner Dave Watt 36 Pts Off 24 Hcp A Grade Winner Steve Hodson 29 Pts Off 11 Hcp B Grade Winner Paul Vaitaki 32 Pts Off 22 Hcp C Grade Winner Glen Kendrigan 30 Pts Off 31 Hcp Matchplay Final Winner Peter Mason Runner Up Daniel Mashford Well that’s all from the desk of the captain i look forward to keeping you up to date in the next issue. The fastest way to drop your handicap is to use a eraser.

Captain Tony (Lumpy) Dennis

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SUB BRANCH PRESIDENTS REPORT It must be said the start to winter has been a lot better this year than last year, with some lovely mild sunny days, which was the weather we had for ANZAC Day and as it coincided with school holidays there was a terrific turnout for the march and the service. The crowd at the park spread all the to the road. The Sutherland Shire Silver Band led the march with the cadets from the 233 St George Cadet Unit and WO 2 Phil Pollard our Parade Marshall striding up and down the ranks of the marches trying vainly to have some semblance of order. This year we had Sub Branch Vice President Peter Merlino take over the MC’s role with the passing of Barry (Major) Willoughby last year. Thanks Peter you did a great job for your first occasion. The ANZAC Day address was given by the Reverend Tevita Siuhengalu of the Uniting Church Kingsgrove. With Club Director Wes Hemma in Queensland, Club member Matt Ruru laid a wreath on behalf of New Zealand ex-service men and women, thanks Matt. Christen De Thierry wearing her traditional Kaka Hu (cloak) sang the New Zealand National Anthem in Maori and English, thanks Christen. Each year we see more and more people of New Zealand heritage attending our service. Bayside Council Representative Shane O’Brien laid a wreath on behalf of the residents, Inspector Mathew Francis who marched with the Sub Branch also laid a wreath on behalf of the Police Force, our

thanks to the local Hurstville command for providing the traffic control. Our friends from Kingsgrove Bus Depot once again provided the buses at no cost and in their own time for members to go into town for the march. We cannot go past the great job the Women’s Auxiliary does on Anzac Day as they have done for over 50 years, serving a very welcome breakfast to all the participants including the many scouts and guides who attended the service, thank you ladies. A special thanks to General Manager Ian Todd, the Management Team and our very willing and friendly staff, they all ensured it was an enjoyable day for everyone at the club. The Board Members who assisted at reception and with special mention of Heather Shepherd, and Louise Pettit who did a great job at the two up, thus ensuring we raised much needed funds for Legacy. The Sub Branch Committee conducted ANZAC Day services at twenty two (22) local nursing homes, pre-schools, primary and High schools, as you can gather this means the Committee gives up a considerable amount of their time ensuring the message of ANZAC is out there in the community . The local Schools ANZAC Day Ceremony was held at the club; the service is conducted by the students under the guidance of Peter Merlino, once again it was a great success with twelve (12) schools in attendance.

The 7th May was the date for our Battle of the Coral Sea Commemoration Service, with the cadets from TS Sirius providing the Catafalque Party and the Guard, Lieutenant Commander Paul Hayes OAM RANR gave the Address, thanks Paul and Gabbi for giving up your time to come all the way from Killara to be at our service. Bayside Council representative Shane O’Brien attended the service with his young son Max and daughter Leilani. A very enjoyable lunch was held at the conclusion of the service. The Sub-Branch VP Day Commemoration Service and lunch is on Sunday 13th August and the Remembrance Day Service will be held on Sunday 5th November, both services commence at 1045 am, medals to be worn. Your Sub-Branch representatives have recently attended FSMDC meetings at Bankstown RSL and Campsie RSL, John Graham and I recently attended the NSW RSL State Congress at Albury for three days and as a result we now have a new NSW RSL State President, James Brown an Afghanistan and Iraq veteran, you could say it is the changing of the guard with James being 36 years of age . “A person who talks about his inferiors hasn’t any.”

Alan R. Barnes JP President

WOM E N’S AUX I L I A RY R E PO RT

The Women’s Auxiliary held a Crazy Whist Night in March which was well supported, a second one was held in May. This was just as much fun. In April we attended the ANZAC Day Service at the club and then assisted with serving breakfast. In May the Battle of the Coral Sea was commemorated with a service at the club followed by a luncheon. These were both attended by members of the Auxiliary. Also in May our two delegates, Lynda Lake and myself, attended the Women’s Auxiliary 70th Annual Congress. This year the opening was held at the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway at Concord West. The Congress was

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attended and opened by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC, DSC (Ret’d) Governor of New South Wales and our Patron Mrs Linda Hurley. They also presented the Auxiliary Certificate of Thanks to each Auxiliary acknowledging funds raised and a Plaque celebrating the 70th Anniversary was also presented. May was a busy month as we once more had a Raffle celebrating Mother’s Day. This was very successful thanks to the generosity of a variety of people who donated some beautiful gifts. Also to all the people who purchased tickets and to our auxiliary members who donated their time selling tickets “Thank you very much.”

The results were as follows: 1st Alan; 2nd Patricia; 3rd Janette; 4th Heather; 5th Janette; 6th Jeanette; 7th Gary. I hope the recipients of the prizes enjoyed them. We are planning another Crazy Whist night later in the year. I do hope you are able to join us. Also if there are any ladies who would like to join us, please enquire at the reception desk and they will put you in contact with us. Pat Graham, President Women’s Auxiliary.


Sub Branch Meeting 2017

Lest We Forget

Sub Branch Committee 2016/17 President Secretary Treasurer

Monday 28th August 2017 Monday 23rd October 2017 Monday 18th December 2017

A.R. Barnes, JP J.A.Graham, JP P.G. Burgess, JP

Vice President N.L .Arena, JP P.J. Merlino

All members of the Sub-Branch are invited to attend. The General Meetings of the Sub-Branch is held on the 4th Monday of every second month. Time 6.30pm. A two course meal and refreshments follow the meeting. Members, please note that if a public holiday falls on the above dates, the General Meeting will be held on the 3rd Monday of the Month.

Thomas Cheong, Greg Sweeney, William Paul, Kelvin Ward, William Samphier, Wallace McCorquodale, James Burnett,

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Remembrance Day 11th November

Committee P.A. Pollard, T.A. Parsons R. Talbott, OAM, JP Welfare / Pensions Officer J A. Graham, JP

John A. Graham, JP Honorary Secretary

Hospital Visitations Officers J A. Graham, JP

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