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The Burst JULY - OCTOBER 2018

CAROLS BY CANDLE LIGHT

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MELBOURNE CUP

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KIDS BINGO

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BLEDISLOE CUP

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FATHER’S

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8 Brocklehurst Lane, Kingsgrove Follow us on instagram facebook.com/KingsgroveRSL

www.kingsgroversl.com.au (02) 9336-1500


PRESIDENTS REPORTS

BOARD OF

DIRECTORS

Welcome to our midyear edition of the Burst, with the winter weather here it is a great time to come to the club and enjoy a good meal at Rations or the Jade Palace, then take time out to watch some of the great sporting events that will be shown on the big screen in the coming months. The club elections were held in March along with the Annual General Meeting, there was considerable interest in the election with seven (7) members contesting the Five (5) Directors positions. Congratulations to the previous Directors who stood and were re-elected and thanks to all those members who stood and missed out. I’m pleased to welcome the two new Board members, Michael Bougoukas and Joe Grima I know they will make a very worthwhile contribution to the Board and the Club. I am looking forward to working with all the Board members to make Kingsgrove RSL Club even more successful over the next two years. I would like thank Louise Pettit who unfortunately missed out on being re-elected, Louise made a very valuable contribution to the Board and the club over the last two years, thanks Louise.

Alan Barnes PRESIDENT

ANZAC Day was a great success, thanks to General Manager Ian Todd, the Management Team and the staff who did such a great job they ensured everyone had an enjoyable day. Thanks also to those Directors and members who helped out on the day, with a special mention for Heather Shepherd, Louise Pettit and Jim Hall who assisted with the two up. The Women’s Auxiliary did a marvelous job serving the very welcome breakfast, thanks ladies. Utilizing all areas of the club including the marquee in the park meant that we were able to feed all those attending the breakfast with minimal delay. The Mother’s Day Breakfast promotion was once again very popular with the members, we will be having a similar breakfast promotion for Father’s Day in September, I would suggest you book early to ensure you get a table.

John Graham SNR VICE PRESIDENT

Tas Aronis DIRECTOR

Heather Shephard VICE PRESIDENT

Ryan Asplet DIRECTOR

Michael Bougoukas DIRECTOR

As part of Kingsgrove RSL community involvement the club provided sponsorship to the Kingsgrove Public School which celebrated their 100th Anniversary on the 12th May, General Manager Ian Todd and myself took the opportunity to visit the school and be part of the celebration. Despite the inclement weather there were hundreds of ex-pupils and their families enjoying the day. We are pleased to confirm that the club will be hosting a touring exhibition, Australians on the Western Front 1918 from the 1st September to the 27th September. The exhibition commemorates the Australians in action in France and Belgium. This exhibition presents an opportunity for all members of the community to view specially selected material from the Australian War Memorial National Collection. This is the last of the 100 years of ANZAC exhibition series as it culminates with the Centenary of the Armistice. I would encourage all members to tell friends and relatives of this informative exhibition and to have a look at the Sub Branch’s Memorabilia cabinets. I look forward to seeing you at the Club sometime soon. “Better face a danger once than be always in fear” Alan R. Barnes JP President

Bruce Geerin DIRECTOR

Joe Grima DIRECTOR

Ian Todd GENERAL MANAGER

BURST EDITOR: SARAH MEZENTSEF

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DAY LIGHT SAVINGS NOTICE Don’t forget to change your clocks back an hour on Sunday, 7th October from 2:00am to 3:00am EST


GENERAL M ANAGERS REPORT It has been eighteen months since we finished the major renovation of your Club and six month since the opening of Jade Palace and we are still receiving accolades on how great the Club and restaurant look which is very pleasing for all who were involved with the design and construction. Rest assured though that we are not resting on our laurels and will continue to implement further improvements to ensure our members are comfortable. It is always a great sight to see the Club in full swing with lots of members enjoying the facilities and entertainment. One recent occasion was Anzac Day whereby hundreds of members and local residents came out early to commemorate our fallen and departed comrades and watch the march and service. All were treated to a warm breakfast afterwards. After breakfast the crowds continued to roll through the Club for the entertainment on the balcony and Two Up in the marque in the park. My sincere thanks to all who organised, assisted and participated in the day’s activities from the Sub Branch, Women’s Auxiliary, Directors, Management, staff and to all our members. Everyone’s involvement continues to make this a very special day on our calendar.

It was my pleasure to represent Kingsgrove RSL Club along with Club President Alan Barnes at the Kingsgrove Public School centenary anniversary, whereby your Club sponsored the activities for the children on the day. We were inundated with thanks from the school and the organisers for our small contribution, but it was great be able to give back to our community. Kingsgrove RSL Club has been tirelessly seeking a Federal Government Centenary Armistice Grant to replace the World War 1 Honour Roll which coincidently was originally erected at Kingsgrove Public School, Caroline Street in 1919 but has since perished. We seek to erect a new memorial Honour Roll in the garden at the front of the Club, hopefully before the Centenary of Armistice on Sunday 11th November 2018. Be sure to check the Specials Menu at Rations Dining on your next visit as our great chefs are changing these weekly to keep the variety fresh and to compliment your usual favourites on the menu. Some great winter warmers have been added lately and are highly recommended. Jade Palace has also had additions to the staffing so come along and try your favourite Asian dishes or check their extensive menu for something new.

There are also many other events coming up so check out this edition of the Burst to see what is on offer for our members. As part of our commitment to support our returned service personnel, club employees, directors, members and family members recently participated in the Honour Our Heroes walk at Parramatta Park to raise funds to assist our veterans. My thanks to those who participated and to the Board of Directors for their approval of this very worthwhile cause. In closing is would like to Congratulate two of our staff on their recent new additions, Shelfa Dignan our Marketing Manager and husband Dan welcomed Jasmine in March and office assistant Natasha Merovski and husband Steve welcomed twins Lucy and James in May. There must be something in water in Kingsgrove. I look forward to seeing all of you in your Club soon.

Ian Todd ACCM General Manager

R ESULTS OF KIN G S G ROVE RSL C LUB LTD ELECT I ON S FO R THE 201 8 B OA R D O F DIR ECTO RS PRESIDENT BARNES, Alan ELECTED – BARNES, Alan Unopposed SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT GRAHAM, John ELECTED – GRAHAM, John Unopposed VICE PRESIDENT SHEPHERD, Heather ELECTED – SHEPHERD, Heather Unopposed Ms S KING (Returning Officer) M. Stewart, C. Andersen,

DIRECTORS

ARONIS, Tas ASPLET, Ryan BOUGOUKAS, Michael DAWES, Lisa GEERIN, Bruce GRIMA, Joe PETTIT, Louise

ELECTED

ARONIS, Tas ASPLET, Ryan BOUGOUKAS, Michael GEERIN, Bruce GRIMA, Joe

CLUB DRESS RULES NOTICE 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. Hats can be worn on the Parkview Terrace till 6pm, Kingsgrove RSL cares about protecting your skin from Australia’s harsh Sun. 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.

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ANZAC DAY 2018

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ANZAC DAY by D. Hunter I saw a boy a-marching, with medals on his chest, He marched alongside Diggers, marching six abreast. He knew that it was Anzac Day and marched along with pride, And did his best to keep in step, with the Diggers by his side. And when the march was over, the boy looked rather tired. A Digger asked, “Whose medals, son?” to which the boy replied: “They belonged to my Dad… but he didn’t come back, He died in New Guinea… up the Kokoda Track.” The boy looked rather sad – a tear came to his eye. But the Digger said, “Don’t worry Son. – And I’ll tell you why: Your Old Man marched with us today, all the bloomin’ way. All us Diggers knew he was here. It’s like that - on Anzac Day.” The boy was rather puzzled and he didn’t understand, But the Digger went on talking, and started to wave his hand, “For this great land we live in, there’s a price we have to pay, To keep Australia free, and to fly our Flag today. “Yes, we all love fun and merriment, in this country where we live, But the price was that some Soldier… his precious life must give. Your Old Man died for us, son, for all things good and true. I hope that you can understand these words I’ve said to you.” The boy looked to the Digger, and after a little while, His face changed expression, and he said with a beautiful smile, “I know my Dad marched here today. This is our Anzac Day. I know he did, I know he did. All the bloomin’ way!” Written by D. Hunter, a veteran of Shaggy Ridge. 2/12 Battalion, WW2.

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PARKSIDE BAR

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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.

KINGSGROVE

Guardian understands every goodbye is different.

FOOT CLINIC WE KEEP YOU ON THE MOVE

2/ 322General Kingsgrove / DiabeticRd, FootKingsgrove care (Next Door to Blue Cross Pharmacy) Corns, Warts , Ingrown Toenails Call 8084 5687 for appointment Custom-made Insole

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General / Diabetic Foot Care We Bulkbill Medicare EPC Plan and DVA Gold Card Holders Corns, Warts, Ingrown On-The-Spot claim available for All Health Funds Toenails Custom-made Insoles 2/ 322 Kingsgrove Rd, Kingsgrove (Next Door to Blue Cross Pharmacy) Dr Comfort Shoes

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Meets at Kingsgrove RSL Club

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

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5687 for appointment

We Bulkbill Medicare EPC Plan and DVA Car Holders. On-The-Spot Claim available for All Health Funds.

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SATURDAY 21ST JULY, 7PM 2 COURSE MEAL DRINKS INCLUDED (DRAUGHT BEER, HOUSE WINE & SPIRITS)

TICKETS $50PP - Bookings essential. Seating will be limited TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 30TH APRIL 2018

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

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s n e e r c s g i b e h t Live on b u l c e h Here at t s d n u o s e h t Featuring rom 8.30pm f a g n i k A f o

H O M E S F O R H E R O E S WA L K

A team of Kingsgrove RSL Club staff, Directors and family members once again gathered at Parramatta Park to honour the 42 Australian soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan by participating in the 2018 Homes for Heroes, Honour our Heroes Relay Walk.

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The Kingsgrove RSL Team led by General Manager Mr Ian Todd, were joined by hundreds of other volunteers. Each team walking a total of 42km to raise awareness for Homes for Heroes and to raise much needed funds.

The Kingsgrove RSL Club team were grateful to have been given the opportunity to represent their club on such a prestigious day.

Great Job Team Kingsgrove RSL!


Rations DINING SPECIALS

SOUP OF THE DAY FROM $12.90

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA FROM $17.50

GRILLED SEAFOOD PLATTER FROM $25.20

SENIORS DISCOUNT ON ALL CAFÉ MEALS

AVAILABLE MONDAY – THURSDAY 12PM – 4PM

OPEN DAILY 12PM – 8:30PM CLOSED TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 2-5PM FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL (02) 9336-1500

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ALL NEW DELECTABLE MENU

COMING SOO N JADE PALACE OFFERS AUTHENTIC CHINESE FOOD WITH TRADITIONAL RECIPES THAT HAVE BEEN PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS. For reservations please call Reception (02) 9336 1500 or Jade Palace Restaurant (02) 9150 7799

LUNCH SPECIALS

CRISPY SKIN CHICKEN WITH TOMATO RICE $12.8

BONELESS HAINAN CHICKEN WITH RICE $12.8

ENJOY YOUR LUNCH BREAK WITH ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE & DELICIOUS CHINESE LUNCHES AT JADE PALACE

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S u n day 2 n d S e p t e m b e r 1 8 From 8.30am A l l fat h e r s w i l l r e c e i v e a f r e e b r e a k fa s t Booking through reception essential.

A l l Da d s w i l l r e c e i v e a f r e e M i d dy o f b e e r . Come along and treat Dad to a Lunch Fit for a king at Jade Palace Or Rations Dining Children’s meals also available Bookings essential

MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE LAMB SHANKS INGREDIENTS • 4 large (about 1.5kg) lamb shanks, trimmed • 2 tablespoons plain flour • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 large red onion, chopped • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced • 2 medium red capsicum, cut into 3cm pieces • 2 medium zucchini, halved, thickly sliced • 1 small (350g) eggplant, cut into 3cm dice • 2 sticks celery, thickly sliced • 2 x 440g cans chopped tomatoes • 2 tablespoons tomato paste • 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine • 1 cup (250ml) beef stock • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped • 1/4 cup fresh basil, shredded • Mashed potato or cooked pasta, to serve • Salt, to season

DIRECTIONS 1. Place lamb and flour in a bowl. Toss to coat. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook lamb for 5 to 6 minutes, turning, until browned all over. Transfer to a bowl of slow cooker. Add onion, garlic, capsicum, zucchini, eggplant and celery to pan. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until vegetables just start to brown. 2. Add to lamb. Top with chopped tomatoes. Pour over combined tomato paste, wine and stock. Turn slow cooker onto low, cover and cook, for 6-7 hours. 3. To serve, stir in oregano and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Serve lamb shanks over mashed potato or pasta. THE BURST

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W H AT ’ S O N

Members BADGE DRAW

Tuesdays

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

Sundays

4PM, 5PM & 6PM

Each draw increases by $50

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

200 CLUB WIN $1000 CASH

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 by email or via text message, if opted to receive mail. Members will no long receive invitations via mail unless requested.

POKER

7:30pm Thursday night $1,000 guaranteed prize pool at $7.00 buy in. 7:30pm Fridays night $500 guaranteed prize pool with a $22 FREEZE-OUT

CLUB BINGO CASH HOUSIE BINGO FREE

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Six Up Books. Free Bingo to all members ( limit one book per member). WEDNESDAYS 7.30PM Additional books $2. Multiple books allowed. Non-members $2 per book. $1000 JACKPOT TO BE WON Win Club reward vouchers, cash prizes & meat trays Doors open 10am, Bingo 11am - 12noon 12noon - 1 pm Intermission, Bingo 1pm -1.20pm 25 games for only $14 15 games of Club Bingo 10 games of Cash Housie 2 Course ASIAN Lunch available for only $10 at Jade Palace

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WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

MONDAY

YOGA 10AM HAPPY HOUR 5-6:30PM

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

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

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

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

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

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

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.

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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NEW AT RATIONS

KIDS MENU FISH & CHIPS

Crispy flathead fillets with chips and tartare sauce $9.10

SPAGHETTI BOLOGNAISE

Rich bolognaise served with spaghetti pasta Topped with parmesan cheese $8.00

CHICKEN NUGGETS

Six chicken breast nuggets and chips $8.00

CHEESEBURGER Beef patty with tomato sauce & cheese served with chips $8.50

KIDS DRINKS CITRUS TINGLE

Vanilla Ice Cream with Lime Syrup & Lemon Squash

STRAWBERRIES & CREAM Vanilla Ice Cream with Strawberry Syrup and Lemonade

ALL DRINKS ARE $4 MEMBERS PRICES.

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CANDY

Vanilla Ice Cream with Raspberry Lemonade


KIDS BINGO Tuesday 10th July & Tuesday 17th July TUESDAY 2nd October & 9th October

Cost $5 per child to play, includes: 1 x Bingo Book 1 x Bingo Dabber 1 x showbag Plus loads of prizes and giveaways Lunch is available for only $2 (pizza or hotdog) Reservations essential – seating limited Call Reception to book 9336 1500 Children must be 6 or over (All children MUST be supervised by a parent or guardian and must remain on club premises at all times throughout bingo)

MAKE USE OF OUR SUPERVISED

KIDS GROVE RIGHT HERE aT YOUR CLUB!

OPEN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS WITH TWO SESSION TIMES, 5.30PM - 7:30PM & 7:30PM - 9:30PM NUMBERS ARE LIMITED. COST: $3 MEMBERS & $6 NON-MEMBERS Advance bookings are essential.

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Live Bands

in the Diggers Lounge from 8:30pm

FREE ADMISSION

to all 18+

BORN JOVI

Musaic

July, 14th Saturday

august, 18th Saturday

The adele Experience

oz icons

september, 15th Saturday

october, 20th Saturday

Monthly DRINK SPECIAL

JULY

Carlton Dry

$5.00 members price

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

Gls $5.00 Btl $17.50 Members Price

$4.50 Members Price

Stonefish Cab merlot/Shiraz

XXXX Btl

OCTOBER

House Draught Beer

$13.00 jug Members Price.

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

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Melbourne CUP LUNCHEON 2018 TUESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 11AM-3PM Come along and join in for a full day of entertainment at your club Ladies, all hats welcome. Tickets $40 each Includes: A LA CARTE 3 COURSE MEAL

Complimentary Champagne Sweeps Plus Prizes and giveaways throughout the day TICKETS ON SALE 10TH SEPTEMBER 18

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VICTORYCOMMEMORATION IN THE PACIFIC

SERVICE & LUNCHEON

12TH 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 18TH JUNE 2018

Australians on the Western Front: 1916-1918

Advancing to Victory Saturday 1st September - Thursday 27th September The third and final year of the Australian War Memorial’s touring Exhibition of “Australians on the Western Front 1916-18”. Everyone is welcome to view this unique, informative & moving tribute at Kingsgrove RSL Brought to you by the Australian War Memorial and The RSL Services Clubs Association

REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEMORATION SERVICE & LUNCHEON 11 TH NOVEMBER

100th Anniversary of the Armistice 1918 -2018 11TH HOUR OF THE 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH THE GUNS ON THE WESTERN FRONT FINALLY FELL SILENT

TICKETS $30.00 ALL INCLUSIVE 10.45AM FOR A REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE AT 11AM LUNCH AT 12.00 Sub Branch and Women’s Auxiliar y members and partners only. Note: Medals to be worn TICKETS ON SALE – MONDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2018

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SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2018 BROCKLEHURST LANE, KINGSGROVE With a large assortment of food outlets & The Rock n Soul Choir Park opens from 6pm | Show from 7.30pm | Finished by 9pm

Admission Free Members can purchase Tickets $5 Each (Ticket holders receive battery candle, entertainment and show bag) Due to our organising schedule all tickets must be collected by 17/11/18

Friday 6th August 2018

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

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.

It’s our way of celebrating your birthday! For tiers Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond and Double Diamond tiers will be contacted by mail or phone.

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SUB BRANCH PRESIDENTS REPORT Welcome to our midyear Burst report. The weather for our ANZAC Day Service was great, with a crisp morning turning into a beautiful sunny day. The nice weather combined with school holidays ensured we had a record number of veterans and families attending the service. The Sutherland Shire Silver Band led the march with the cadets from the 233 St George Cadet Unit. Phil Pollard our Parade Marshall made sure the large group of marchers kept in some semblance of step. It was great to see so many people from the local community lining the march route. Peter Merlino did a great job in his second year as MC, Mrs. Shirley Corney lead the service with the hymns. The Rev. David Wallace Senior Minister at Belmore Anglican Church gave the ANZAC Day address assisted by the Reverend Tevita Siuhengalu of the Uniting Church Kingsgrove and Bexley. It is pleasing to see the increasing number of people of New Zealand heritage attending the service, with our recognition that ANZAC Day means as much to New Zealanders as it does to Australians. Club member Matt Ruru laid a wreath on behalf of the New Zealand ex-service men and women, Christen De Thierry wearing a traditional Kaka Hu (cloak) sang the New Zealand National Anthem in Maori and English. Bayside City Council Councilor Petros Kalligas laid a wreath on behalf of the residents, Kingsgrove

Bus Depot provided buses for members to go into town for the march. The Police from Hurstville Local Area Command provided the traffic control, Acting Superintendent Stacey Maloney laid a wreath on behalf of the Police Force. It was good to see so many of the Police come into the club for breakfast. What a great job the Women’s Auxiliary do on ANZAC Day as they have done for so many years giving up their time to assist in setting up the Diggers Lounge, they served the very welcome breakfast to over 600 members and guests including a large number of scout and guide groups. Special thanks to General Manager Ian Todd, the Management Team who along with our friendly club staff ensured the day was enjoyable for everyone, the Sub Branch is very appreciative of the close cooperation that exists between the Club and the Sub-Branch. The Sub Branch Committee conducted ANZAC Day services at various local nursing homes, primary schools and preschools. The School ANZAC Day Ceremony held at the club was a great success with students from twelve schools participating and over 100 pupils in attendance. Special thanks to Sarah Mezentsef who provides invaluable assistance in coordinating the Schools and the day. A special mention for the time and effort that your Committee put in this year, there were over twenty (20) services and functions that they gave up their own time to attend.

The 6th 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. The guest speaker was CPOET Ron Palmer who gave a very informative address on the Battle and its importance in helping the allies change the tide of the war. Your Sub-Branch representatives attended FSMDC meetings at Bankstown and Canterbury Hurlstone Park, John Graham and I attended the NSW RSL State Congress at Albury in May. Very good progress has been made in getting the RSL back on track, a report on the various motions that were debated will be given at the June General meeting. The next Sub-Branch Commemoration Service and lunch is for VP Day to be held on Sunday 12th August, medals to be worn. Special note, 2018 is the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice and the Sub Branch will be holding a special commemoration service on Sunday 11th November. “A wise man changes his mind, a fool never”

Alan R. Barnes JP President

WOM E N’S AUX I L I A RY R E PO RT On Anzac Day the Auxiliary attended the service at the club and then assisted serving breakfast to all who had participated in the march and service. In May a service and luncheon was held by the Sub Branch to commemorate the Battle of the Coral Sea, which took place from May 5th to May 8th 1942. The next Crazy Whist Night will be held at 7pm on Thursday July 31st in the Diggers Lounge. Do come along and have a fun night. We are looking forward to a luncheon at Ingleburn Women’s Auxiliary to which we have been invited. This gives us an opportunity to socialise with members from other Auxiliaries.

Pat Graham, President Women’s Auxiliary.

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Congratulations to th e winners of the

Mother’s Day Raffle 1st. Julie Ebejer 2nd. Wayne Asplet 3rd. Joseph Lovisolo 4th. Pauline 5th. Louise Pettit 6th. Monica Youd 7th. Graham Keep 8th. Mavis Rowe


S P O R T S A D M I N I S T R AT O R R E P O R T The year is passing way to fast as it is nearly the middle the year! Where does the time go? The Sporting Clubs are well into their yearly competitions with all enjoying the fun and camaraderie that our Sport club events provide. Our Sporting Clubs which include Darts, Fishing, Golf and Snooker have had an increase in membership this year and all our Sporting Clubs are open to all Club Members. The Sporting Club Round Robin events have started with the Fishing Competition which was held in Botany Bay on Saturday 10th March. It was a

chilly morning as I watched the boats depart from the ramp at 6:00am but warmed as they returned around noon. I rejoined our fishing competitors on their return for the all important weigh in and BBQ and all the participants reported that they enjoyed themselves immensely. The results from this event will be revealed at our Stars Tribute night on Saturday 1st December when the Harry Fanning Trophy will be presented to the winning Sporting Club of all the Round Robin events. Our next Round Robin event is on Tuesday 24th July at 7:00pm and will include the Darts, Golf and

Snooker clubs all holding their competitions on the same night at Kingsgrove RSL Club. This should be a fun night with some fierce competition. You are welcome to drop in to the Diggers Lounge to check out the events. Remember if you are interested in participating in one of our Sporting Clubs please contact the Club reception for details.

Heather Shepherd Sports Administrator

COMMUNITY GROUP REPORTS

The ladies have been busy delivering Easter Eggs and doing craft days at a nursing home during the last three months. We had Bunnings attending one of our craft days and the ladies and the residents enjoyed this event. Bunnings had pot plants for us to paint and put glitter on and plants to put into them. A good day was had by all and we thank Bunnings for this experience. The ladies are busy doing presents for the nursing homes for Christmas and also knitting for premmie

babies and cancer patients at St. George Hospital. At this point in time I would like to thank everyone for their donations they have given to us. The donations of wool and other items are very much appreciated. Our luncheon for nursing homes in March went well and we look forward to the Christmas one in November. We are also doing gifts for this occasion. All the residents and carers look forward to this day as well, as they are in a different environment. There is a lot of laughter.

If you would like to join our group, leave your details at the reception and we will get back to you as soon as we are able. Thank you for your support.

Lynda Lake

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

FISHING CLUB

The Snooker club is still powering along with new members joining up regularly, we now have 38 financial members. Our Friday night competition is averaging 14 players and due to heavy table traffic the tables have recently been re-clothed and levelled to coincide with the Club Championships commencement, which will be concluding late October ,( these consist of A grade, B/C grade, handicapped singles and doubles)

Weather gods have again been unkind to the fisho’s; both April and May outings were cancelled. The March outing, held at Shoalhaven Heads saw a fair attendance by members, unfortunately some regular attendees could not attend, owing to sickness and family commitments. Thank you to the successful fisho’s for sharing their catches with others, everyone ended up going home with smiles on their faces and fish in the esky. Thank you to Frank, Jim, Bill and Colin who spent their “down time”, trimming trees out the front of the Shoalhaven Heads units; a great effort and appreciated by all.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all participants good luck and thank the committee for all their help so far this year especially our new Secretary/treasurer Kevin Zelinka for a wonderful job keeping the books balanced. In closing, I would like to extend an invitation to any club member to come down and play in our Friday Night competition and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.

A fishing charter off Sydney was held on 26th May on board “FishFinder Charters” thank you to our great skipper, Tony Davis. New club members had a great opportunity to experience reef fishing; great weather and excellent catches were the order of the day. Photos of the action taken on the day, can be found on the KRSL Fishing Club Facebook site.

Jeff Costa President

We have two teams representing Kingsgrove R.SL in the St. George district darts comp. A grade and B grade. I am happy to say that both teams did very well in the first season making it to the semi-finals. A grade getting knocked out in the finals. B grade getting knocked out in the semi. What a great effort by both teams. On Sunday 29th of July we will be holding our singles championship and Sunday 5th of August we will be holding our doubles championship.

It is great to hear that our President, Jim is on the road/boat to recovery after recent surgery and itching to again fish alongside Gavin and Jason especially trolling for Marlin and Kingfish. Our next diarised outings will be 16/17th June at Shoalhaven Heads, 14th July from Port Hacking; 24/26th August at Shoalhaven and 15th September from Port Kembla. See you on the water

Lady Nemo

Good luck to all who will be participating in them.

President George Megisidis

GOLF CLUB Ok let’s go straight to the burst report for the next edition of the magazine. HIGHLANDS COUNTRY CLUB 28/1/2018 OUTRIGHT Aaron Lovell A GRD Doug Marriner

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CABBRAMATTA GOLF CLUB 11/02/2018 OUTRIGHT Graeme Sheary A GRD Tony Blackmore B GRD Tony Dennis C GRD Micheal Pipe LIVERPOOL GOLF CLUB 25/02/2018 OUTRIGHT Alan Barnes A GRD Brent Mason B GRD John Pehm C GRD Peter Mason BARDWELL VALLEY GOLF CLUB 18/03/2018 2 BALL AGG WINNERS J BLACKMORE AND STEVE LEHANE A GRD Steve Hodson B GRD Mick Stanley C GRD Paul Thorpe LYNWOOD GOLF CLUB 8/04/2018 OUTRIGHT Erinn Dennis A GRD Colin Kent B GRD Peter Cousins C GRD Micheal Pipe GEORGES RIVER GOLF CLUB 22/04/2018 OUTRIGHT Tony Baker A GRD Joe Kohu B GRD Joe Blackmore C GRD G Kendrigan

DARTS CLUB Social darts is held every Friday night down stairs in the Diggers lounge. Put your names down by 7.30pm for an 8pm start and we play draw doubles. We have prizes to giveaway at the end of each month. Our members are easy going friendly and enjoy their night of darts. We welcome all new comers no matter what your ability is.

B GRD C GRD

BARDWELL VALLEY GOLF CLUB 6/05/2018 CAPTAIN VERSES PRESIDENT ROUND As the captain I was robbed again this year I’m sure he spiked my players drinks Anyway the president’s side won 393 to my 356 next year I’ll be back OUTRIGHT Rodger Tihore A GRD Steve Hodson B GRD Mick Bougoukas C GRD Dave Watt LIVERPOOL GOLF CLUB 20/05/2018 OUTRIGHT Andrew Morris A GRD Doug Marriner B GRD John Galvin C GRD Tony Donnellan Final of the match play championship was played with Graeme (Sarge) Sheary Defeating the highly favoured Brent Mason 6 & 5 Well that’s it for now all up to date and further games will be in the next edition of the burst. Hit them straight hit them long sink the putt and the jobs done.

Captain Tony (Lumpy) Dennis


Sub Branch Meeting 2018

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