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8 Brocklehurst Lane, Kingsgrove

NOVEMBER 2018 - FEBRUARY 2019

(02) 9336 1500

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PRESIDENTS REPORTS

BOARD OF

DIRECTORS

Welcome to our summer edition of the Burst, and with the change of seasons the hope that rain will finally come to outback NSW and QLD to break this dreadful drought. Members can be very proud that with your generosity and a contribution from the Club we have so far raised $11,071.80, all the monies raised will be donated to the Buy a Bale drought appeal to assist farmers in need. This appeal is just one of the many charitable contributions that your Club has made to the Community, in 2018 the Club has contributed $152,502.72 to a variety of charitable organisations, a full list appears on Page 13 in this edition of the Burst. This monetary donation does not include the hours of work put in by our Club Community Group led by Lynda Lake in raising money by way of BBQ’s, Crazy Whist nights, stalls etc.; this enables them to carry out all the great work in providing gift Hampers for Mother’s Day, Christmas etc.; at the local Nursing Homes, or organizing for the residents to visit the Club for Bingo and morning tea, thanks ladies.

Alan Barnes PRESIDENT

It would be remiss if I did not mention the Sub Branch who conduct ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day services at the Nursing homes and the many local schools including pre-schools. Members can be justifiably proud of the major contribution that the Club makes in the local community. The festive season is a great time to visit the Club with many popular promotions, Melbourne Cup Day, Carols by Candlelight, Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch, Star Tributes Night and of course the great members car giveaway, full details of these promotions and many more appear in this edition. As our elections are on the biennial basis there are no elections in 2019, however that does not detract from the importance of attending the Annual General Meeting on the 26th March at 7.00pm. Being the last edition of the Burst for the year, I would take this opportunity to thank the Board of Directors for their valued input during the year. The Club Management team under the leadership of General Manager Ian Todd and our great staff who have again ensured that members and their guests had an enjoyable time when they visited the Club.

John Graham SNR VICE PRESIDENT

Heather Shepherd VICE PRESIDENT

The Sub Branch and the Women’s Auxiliary again played an important role with the Club and the community, our thanks to them for giving freely of their time to cover all the various aspects of a community minded RSL Club. On behalf of the Board of Directors I wish all Club members and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year and look forward to seeing you in the Club soon. “The worst thing about crossing a bridge before you get to it is that it leaves you on this side of the river.” Alan R. Barnes JP President

Tas Aronis DIRECTOR

Ryan Asplet DIRECTOR

Michael Bougoukas DIRECTOR

WISHING YOU A VERY

Merry Christmas Bruce Geerin DIRECTOR

Joe Grima DIRECTOR

Ian Todd GENERAL MANAGER

BURST EDITOR: SHELFA DIGNAN

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From the President, Directors, Management and Staff of Kingsgrove RSL Club Ltd, and the President and Committee of the Kingsgrove RSL Sub Branch. Kingsgrove RSL Club Ltd will be CLOSED on Tuesday 25th December, Christmas Day. Happy Holidays!

GENERAL M ANAGERS REPORT Since the last edition of the Burst a lot has happened in your Club and there are many exciting new events to look forward too as we head into the festive season. Rations Dining’s New chef has been appointed and we welcome Kalman (Karl) Bonwick to the team at Kingsgrove RSL Club. Karl has an extensive background in restaurants and will be sure to compliment your favourite meals and implement new dishes to the menu at Rations Dining. Be sure to say hello to Karl and the team on your next visit to Rations Dining. We also farewell Beverage Manager Nick Papadatos who has worked at Kingsgrove RSL Club for almost twelve years progressing through the ranks from casual bar attendant to supervisor and management. Nick will be missed by our members and his colleagues however we wish him and his wife Sarah all the very best in their new endeavours. One of the greatest roles I get to perform is the opportunity to attend the presentation of ClubGrants donations on behalf of Kingsgrove RSL Club where together with Club President Alan Barnes we presented donations to some amazing organisations that do great work in our community. Check out page 13 for the list of recipients for the past year. One of those recipients was Kingsgrove High student Tara Samuels who recently attended the Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge (KYLC) and trekked the Kokoda Trek, sponsored by Kingsgrove RSL Club. We look forward to hearing about Tara’s amazing experience. If you know of any young adult who would benefit from such an experience then please contact the Club to inquire about our KYLC sponsorship program. The Board of Directors and management recently attended a Strategic Planning Session to extensively review the current direction of your Club. I wish the thank the Board for their input and

time for this event as they represented you the member and provided great insight for our future. One such initiative that was approved is the introduction of our Courtesy Bus available Friday to Sunday for both pick up and drop off Check page 20 for details. Your Club once again has a number of great events and promotions starting with our ever-popular Carols by Candlelight on Saturday 24th November with a performance by the Princess and Super Heroes show and the Rock & Soul choir, tickets are $3 for members and will get your child a show bag and a batteryoperated candle. Our 2019 Membership Draw could win you a Toyota Corolla Accent Sport valued at over $20k by simply joining the Club or renewing your membership by 31st January 2019. Check the details and conditions on page 5. Membership renewals will open on Monday 19th November 2018. Saturday 2nd December 2018 come along to our Star Tributes Night featuring entertainment by 70’s Unplugged & Electrified with sounds by Stephen Fisher King starting at 7pm with tickets only $50 (all inclusive) tickets go on sale Thursday 1st November. Join us for our Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch on Tuesday 4th December at 12.30pm. Tickets are only $15 featuring the sounds of Simon Gillespie. Tickets on sale Thursday 1st November. Our Christmas Ham Raffles are always a great hit and this year will be no exception with 101 ½ leg hams being given away on Friday 7th December and again on Friday 14th December. Tickets are only $1.00 and are on sale from 3pm. Draw to commence at 5.30pm. There will be 202 half leg hams to be won over the two draws. Monday 24th December will see our Seafood Raffle take place in time for Christmas. Tickets are $1.00 and are on sale from 4.30pm. Draw to commence at 5.30pm to win an array of oyster’s, prawns, crabs and meat trays.

CLUB DRESS RULES NOTICE To maintain the high standard enjoyed in our Club, we request the dress rules be abided by 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 on clothing will not be tolerated at any time. See reception for full dress rules.

Monday 31st December see in 2019 with a bang here at Kingsgrove RSL with good food, good wine and great entertainment from JJ Duo as we count down to the New Year. Tickets are $35 and seating will be limited. Join us to celebrate the Australia Day long weekend with a free sausage sizzle, live entertainment, Happy Hour from 2pm – 6pm on Saturday 26th January and on Monday 28th January enjoy a mega raffle to win an assortment of great prizes, special BBQ lunch, live entertainment and Happy Hour prices from 2pm – 6pm. As this is the last edition of the year, I would like to take this opportunity to wish a Merry Christmas to Alan Barnes and the Board of Directors, to John Graham and Peter Burgess and the Sub Branch Committee, to Madame President Pat Graham and the ladies of the Women’s Auxiliary, to the members of the Kingsgrove RSL Club Ltd Community Group, to all the Sporting Club committees, Jimmy & Polly and the Jade Palace staff. A Merry Christmas to my management team of Debbie Harris, Karen Rook, Nuno Henriques, Lachlan Bate, Mar Clark, Shelfa Dignan, Julia Qiu, Ryan Earley, the administration staff of Sophie Vassil and Sarah Mezentsef, Chef Karl Bonwick and all the Rations Café and Dining Staff, as well as all the Club staff for all their efforts throughout the year. On behalf of the management and staff I wish a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year to all the members and their families and friends, we look forward to seeing you soon. Ian Todd ACCM General Manager

ATTENTION MEMBERS NOTICE IS HE RE BY G IVEN T HAT T HE

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of Members of the K I N G SG ROV E RS L C LU B LIMITED Will be held on Club’s premises situated at Memorial Park, Brocklehurst Lane, Kingsgrove, on Tuesday 26th March 2019 at 7pm. Notice of business and all resolutions proposed to be dealt with at the Annual General Meeting, shall be handed to the General Manager on or before 12th March 2019 and in the case of Special Resolutions on or before 26th February 2019.

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2019 Subscriptions are payable from Monday 19th November 2018 All subscriptions must be paid by January 31st 2019 You are advised that the Club, in accordance with the Registered Clubs Act and Club’s Constitution will enforce this ruling relating to the payment of Members subscriptions.

FEES FOR 2019 MAY BE PAID AT THE CLUB RECEPTION 7 DAYS A WEEK 10AM UNTIL CLOSE SUBSCRIPTION FEES FOR ALL MEMBERS 2019 (GST Inc)

JANUARY 2019 T 1S 3 Y B W E N E R R O JOIN S PACK: AND RECEIVE A Br, buOyNa $5U.00 Get $10.00 Fill the fridge

CLUB MEMBERSHIP 1 YEAR 3 YEAR Club Member $ 5 $10 SUB BRANCH MEMBERSHIP MUST BE PAID EACH YEAR

SUB BRANCH MEMBERSHIP Subscription fees for 2019 (GST Inc) Full Sub Branch Member (CAFU) Associate Sub Branch Member (CAAS) Kingsgrove RSL Sub Branch Life Members (LMSB) Kingsgrove RSL Sub Branch Life Subscribers (LSSB) (All Sub Branch fees are additional to Club membership)

$35 $10 $0 $0

All Sub Branch members applying for or who hold a muti year Club membership will still be required to renew their Sub Branch membership fees each year. Check at reception for details.

r, $1.00 Keno vouche Dining. Includes a coffee vouche at Jade Palace or Rations use to r he uc vo nt cou dis raffle voucher, and a

FINAL DRAW SUNDAY 24TH FEB 2019 FROM 3PM

STARTING FROM TUESDAY 5TH FEB 2019

Current Membership Cards expire on the 31st December 2018 and must be surrendered. IAN TODD General Manager

Renewal Form CONSOLATION Name

Date of Birth

Badge Number

Category & Amount

Address

EXISTING CLUB MEMBERS TO SWIPE THEIR MEMBERSHIP CARD AT THE REWARD CENTRE TO RECEIVE A TICKET TO ENTER

5 NAMES WILL BE SELECTED FROM THE BARREL EVERY TUESDAY & SUNDAY See Club Reception for promotional details (Winners must be present on the day to claim prizes)

Contact Phone

Mobile

Email

2019 Membership fees are payable from the 19th November 2018, and must be paid by January 31st 2019 to be eligible to enter. Bonus packs for current 3 year membership holders will be sent by mail. 2019 Membership fees can be paid at Club Reception. 7 Days a week 10am until close. NSW permit number LTPS 18/28689

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REMEMBRANCE DAY 100TH ANNIVERSARY THE ORIGIN OF REMEMBRANCE DAY In early November 1918, the allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months, the German military Commanders called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) to secure a peace settlement. They accepted the Allied terms of unconditional surrender. At 11.00am on the 11th November 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The 11th November is universally associated with the Remembrance of those who had died in the First World War. This conflict had mobilised over 70 million people, left between 9-13 million dead and as many as one third with no marked graves. The Allied Nations chose this day and time for the commemoration of their war dead. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained further significance when the Australian Government agreed to the United Kingdom's proposal that Armistice Day be renamed Remembrance Day to commemorate those who were killed in both World Wars. In the years that followed Remembrance Day has become universally associated with the remembrance of those who have paid the supreme sacrifice in all conflicts that Australia has been involved in. THE HISTORY OF ARMISTICE DAY The first Armistice Day was held at Buckingham Palace, commencing with King George V hosting a “Banquet in Honour of the President of the French Republic” during the evening hours of the 10th November 1919. The first official Armistice Day events were held in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on the morning of 11th November 1919. This would set the trend for a day of Remembrance for decades to come. 6

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In 1919, South African Sir Percy Fitzpatrick proposed a two (2) minute silence to Lord Milner. This had been a daily practice in Cape Town from April 1918 onward, since being proposed, within weeks it had spread through the British Commonwealth after a Reuters correspondent cabled a description of this daily ritual to London. People now observe a one (1) or more commonly a two (2) minute moment of silence at 11.00 am local time. It is a sign of respect for in the first minute the roughly twenty (20) million people who died in the war and in the second minute dedicated to the living left behind, generally understood to be family and friends left behind. THE HISTORY OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER On the second anniversary of the Armistice on the 11th November 1920 the commemoration in the UK was given special significance when it became a funeral, with the return of the remains of an unknown soldier from the battlefields on the Western Front. An Unknown soldier was interred with full military honours in Westminster Abbey in London and at the Arc de Triumph in Paris. Most other Allied nations adopted the tradition of entombing an unknown soldier over the following decades.

In Australia on the 75th Anniversary of the Armistice in 1993, Remembrance Day ceremonies again became the focus of national attention. The remains of an unknown Australian soldier exhumed from a First World War cemetery in France was ceremoniously entombed in the Australian War Memorial

Hall of Memory. Remembrance Day ceremonies were conducted simultaneously in towns and cities all over the country, culminating at the time of the burial at 11.00am and coinciding with the traditional two minutes silence.

REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEMORATION SERVICE & LUNCHEON 11 TH NOVEMBER

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 $30 TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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Children Colouring In Competition WIN ONE OF 5 PRIZES

Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy…

PARK OPENS FROM 6PM SHOW FROM 7:30PM

SHOW BAG TICKETS $5 (MEMBERS ONLY)

Showbag Includes

A battery operated candle, kids drink, kids chip packet, fun size chocolate and a zooper dooper. Due to the organising schedule all Showbag tickets must be collected by 17/11/2018

Santa PHOTOS

Monday 17th December

Childs Age:

Childs Name: Guardians Name:

Mobile:

KRSL Membership #:

T&C’s: WIN 1 of 5 x $30 Ultimate Kids Gift Cards (valid for 12 months and available to be used at 5 Retailers; Amart Sport, Cotton On Kids, Dymocks, JB Hi-FI, Rebel). Entries to be returned to Kingsgrove RSL Club reception by 10:00pm Friday 14th December 2018. All winners will be contacted by Phone on Monday 17th December 2018. By entering this competition you allow Kingsgrove RSL to showcase your entries and take photos of the winners to be announced/posted on social media, if you do not wish for this to occur please do not enter. Open for all children aged 12 years and under. All entries must be attached to a Kingsgrove RSL Club Member # to be eligible to win.

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You’re invited to visit with Santa and commemorate the magical moment with a FREE PHOTO. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL through Club Reception or call 02 9336 1500. Exclusive to Kingsgrove RSL Club members & limited to spots between 11am-2pm.

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Christmas

LIVE ON THE BIG SCREENS

Luncheon

FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER FROM 7:30PM

e t u b i r s T ar t S

Tuesday 4th

December, 12.30pm

Featuring Entertainment by Simon Gillespie

8 1 0 2 R E B M E C E D T S 1 Y A D R U T 7PM, SA

FEATURING NT: E M N I A T R E T N E

Tickets $15pp (members) Seating limited ON SALE 1ST NOVEMBER 2018

Guardian understands every goodbye is different.

COMBINED PROPERTY GROUP

BUYING? RENTING? SELLING? Contact us today

” D E G G U L P N “70’S U P P 0 5 $ S T E K TIC LY) N O S R E B M E M ( E ALL INCLUSIV

ONEAGENCY 02 9502 4500 Kingsgrove, Bexley, Bexley North & Beverly Hills

FREE MARKET APPRAISAL Property Management | Residential & Commercial Sales Tas Aronis JP Funeral Director Available 24 Hours Available 24 Hours

Available 24 Hours

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MARIA

TONY

PROUDLY SERVING THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 30 YEARS

Seating limited. Tickets on sale from club reception from Thursday 1st November 2018 10

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YO G A FA R E W E L L S B E R N I C E

Yoga MONDAY M O R N I N G F R O M 10 A M Contact Bernadette on 0419469152 to book in your spot.

16th July 2018 Christmas in July yoga ladies Farewell lunch for Bernice Curtis. A gathering of long time Yoga friends and Club members to say farewell to Bernice who has been with our yoga group for over 35 years. Bernice says “yoga has become a way of life”. She loves the friendship and social connection and credits yoga with keeping her mobile and active, and

improving her balance and even her memory.

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.

She says she has strategies to stay calm and peaceful and this is helping her navigate the transition from a family home to life in a retirement village.

IN 2018, YOUR CLUB DONATED OVER 150K TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY!

This year, Kingsgrove RSL Club with the support of our members and the Board, are proud to have awarded $152,502.72 to our local community groups, schools, sports clubs and charities who are connecting people and creating positive changes within in our local communities.

We will miss her company but look forward to keeping in touch and visiting in the highlands. Bernadette

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Must be in receipt of Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY or AUSTUDY or a similar benefit

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Must be direct descendants of Australian World War I, World War II or a Korean War serviceman or service woman

For information contact Jan Hartmann on 0418 688 400 or Arthur Watson on 02 9681 2939. Full details and applications available on www.gallipolischolarship.com.au

APPLICATIONS OPEN 1 JANUARY 2019 APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 MARCH 2019

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GALLIPOLI SCHOLARSHIP 2019 Up to 7 Scholarships worth $6000 each awarded to students attending their first year of University or TAFE studies in a degree, diploma or advanced diploma course.

RECIPIENTS FOR 2018:

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$6000 ea

UP TO SEVEN SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED

Ian Todd, General Manager, Kingsgrove RSL Club Grant recipients.

Through the ClubGRANTS funding program Kingsgrove RSL Club has been able to help build more vibrant and inclusive communities; Enabling local schools and to provide for student scholarships, purchase prizes and gifts for raffles, cover venue and equipment hire fees for student events. With the support of Kingsgrove RSL staff voluntary efforts and sponsorship, your Club has also been able assist and fund local community groups, sports clubs, charities and non-for-profit organisations to improve community services, health services, welfare services, manage community centres, build better grounds and establish civic centric programs to encourage strong and healthy societies.

This year your Club with the support of patron donations, have the opportunity to assist our Australian farmers and their families withstand the suffering caused by natural disasters and drought. We are proud to have so far given $11,071.80 of financial support to as our rural communities through the Rural Aid program and the Buy a Bale campaign. We thank you for your efforts and hope you continue to help us reach our goal of $15,000 in funding for this initiative. Kingsgrove RSL Club believes in empowering people to build strong communities and are always on the lookout for local recipients that meet the criteria of the ClubGRANTS funding program, applicants interested in applying can visit the ClubsNSW website for further details.

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Aftercare Australian Kookaburra Kids Bayside City Women’s Shelter Belfield RSL Beverly Hills Public School Beverly Hills Public School P&C Association Breast Cancer Foundation Bus Depot Institute Calvary Health Care Sydney Club Arncliffe Greeks Oz Tag Gymea Bowls Hurstville United Junior Rugby League Club Kingsgrove Community Aid Kingsgrove High School Kingsgrove North High School Kingsgrove Public School Kingsgrove RSL Community Group Kingsgrove RSL Darts Club Kingsgrove RSL Fishing Club Kingsgrove RSL Golf Club Kingsgrove RSL Snooker Club Kingsgrove RSL Sub Branch Kokoda Track Foundation Helping Hand Little Wings Limited Movember Our Lady of Lourdes Panania Public School RSL & SCA - Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge RSL & SCA - Last Post Ceremony RSL & SCA - Veterans Benevolent Fund RSL & SCA - Western Front Display Rural Aid Australia Scouts NSW Shoalhaven Heads Rural Fire Brigade Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation Inc St George Children with Disabilities Fund St George Domestic Violence Service St George Dragons JRLFC St Ursula’s College St Ursula's Fatima Netball Club Starlight Children's Foundation Sydney Wolves Oztag Youth off The Streets

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Rations Welcomes

! l r a K f e h C New

NEW WEEK NIGHT SPECIALS* MONDAY STEAK NIGHT 300GRM Rump Fillet Steak cooked to your liking, served with Mushroom, Pepper or Dianne Sauce, Chips and Salad. MEMBERS $18.00

New Chef's Specials

TUESDAY SURF AND TURF

From Pulled Pork Nachos & Chilli Halloumi Burgers to classics like Steak Sandwiches and Spaghetti Marinara

200GRM Rump Fillet Steak cooked to your liking, topped with Creamy Garlic Prawns, served with Chips and Salad.

CHANGING WEEKLY, TO CATER TO YOUR INQUISITIVE PALATE

MEMBERS $15.00

WEDNESDAY PA S TA A N D R I S OT TO Choose from the freshly prepared pasta and risotto menu (six to choose from) MEMBERS $12.50

THURSDAY CHICKEN SCHNITZEL

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

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Chicken Schnitzel topped with your choice of Parmigiana, Hawaiian, or Bacon, Avocado and Cheese. MEMBER $15.00

*T&C’s Apply. Only available on listed week night from 5:00pm – 8:30pm, while stocks lasts. Promotion is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of management. Not available for takeaway. THE BURST

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W H AT ’ S O N 200 MEMBERS WILL BE INVITED TO TAKE PART EACH MONTH. 3RD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

010C0L0 CUASBH 20 IN $

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!

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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.

BINGO FREE

Club Bingo Cash Housie

WEDNESDAYS 7.30PM

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.

$1000 JACKPOT TO BE WON

Doors open 10am, Bingo 11am - 12noon 12noon - 1 pm Intermission, Bingo 1pm -1.20pm 2 Course ASIAN Lunch available for only $10 at Jade Palace

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

Win Club reward vouchers, cash prizes & meat trays

Poker j 7:30pm Thursday night $1,000 guaranteed prize pool at $7.00 buy in.

Every Thursday in the Rations Lounge. Register from 7:30

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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 THURSDAY TRIVIA 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

KIDS CLUB 5:30PM-9:30PM

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

BAND NIGHT 3rd Saturday of Month 8.30PM

KINGSGROVE RSL CLUB IS THE BEST SPOT TO WATCH ALL YOUR SUMMER SPORTS LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN, OPEN DAILY FROM 10AM TILL LATE. *Kingsgrove RSL Club is a ClubSafe venue and is committed to the provision of responsible gambling. Only persons over the age of 18 may place a bet or be in any gaming area. Contact the Responsible Gambling Department or the Gaming Manager on duty for further details.

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Live Bands

in the Diggers Lounge from 8:30pm

FREE ADMISSION

to all 18+

Rock Box

Alive in the 70’s

OPEN TUESDAY - SUNDAY LUNCH 11.30AM - 2:30PM, | DINNER 5:30PM - 9:30PM CLOSED MONDAYS

NOVEMBER, 10th Saturday

DECEMBER, 22ND Saturday

FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL JADE PALACE RESTAURANT ON 02 9150 7799

Get Rocked Band

Kickstar band

JANUARY 19th Saturday

FEBRUARY, 16th Saturday

Serving authentic Chinese food made with traditional recipes that have been passed down for generations GREAT NEW LUNCH & HOUSE SPECIALS* STARTING FROM JUST $8.80

Monthly DRINK SPECIAL

November

Furphy Schooner

$5.00 (members price)

December

Corona Buckets 4 Bottles $20.00 (members price)

January

CC & DRY Schooner or Bottle $7.50 (members price)

February

Peroni Schooner or Bottle $5.00 (members price)

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

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Ham

CHRISTMAS TRIFLE INGREDIENTS • 4 x 85g packets strawberry jelly crystals • 2 1/2 cups boiling water • 1/2 x 800g light fruit cake, cut into 3cm cubes • 2 tablespoons brandy (optional) • 2 cups Pauls Double Thick French Vanilla custard • 1 cup fresh raspberries or frozen raspberries • 125g fresh strawberries, hulled, sliced • 300ml thickened cream • 1 teaspoon icing sugar mixture, sifted • 50g white chocolate, grated, to decorate • Fresh raspberries, to decorate • Hulled, quartered strawberries, to decorate

Raffles Raffle 1

Friday 7th December 101 ½ leg hams

METHODS 1. Place jelly crystals in a heatproof bowl. Add boiling water. Stir to dissolve crystals. Stir in 400ml cold water. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until just starting to set (it should have a thick, syrupy consistency). 2. Arrange cake in a 13 cup-capacity serving bowl. Drizzle with brandy, if using. Spoon half the jelly over top. Top with custard. Sprinkle with raspberries and strawberries. Spoon remaining jelly over top. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.

Raffle 2

3. Using an electric mixer, beat cream and sugar in a bowl until soft peaks form. Fold through chocolate. Spoon mixture over trifle. Top with raspberries, strawberry quarters. and or grated chocolate Serve. NOTE: You could use leftover fruit cake or pudding in this trifle. You could replace brandy with orange juice.

COURTESY BUS

4:30pm – 12:30am Every Friday and Saturday 3:30pm – 11pm Every Sunday

Friday 14th December 101 ½ half leg hams

Tickets from $1

Raffle 3

Friday 21st December

Tickets on sale from 3pm

48 ½ Leg Ham & Large Meat Trays

Mega Meat

& Seafood Raffle Monday 24th December 2018 Winanassortment of meat & seafood trays for Christmas Tickets from $1 Tickets on sale from 4:30pm

SEE CLUB RECEPTION FOR MORE DETAILS OR CALL 9336 1500 TO BOOK YOUR PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF. 20

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New Years Eve

MONDAY 31ST DECEMBER 2018 JJ DUO BUFFET DINNER TICKETS $35PP SEATING LIMITED

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SATURDAY 26TH JANUARY 2019

Happy Hour All Day SAUSAGE SIZZLE FROM 2PM

PARKSIDE BAR

Happy

Hour ON ALL BEER,

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Sunday Thursday

WINe 5:00pm – 6:30pm & SPIRITS

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FROM 4PM

MODNAY 28TH JANUARY 2019

Happy Hour All Day EXCLUSIVE BBQ LUNCH FROM

RATIONS DINING 12-3PM

MEGA MEAT RAFFLE

TICKETS ON SALE FROM 2PM RAFFLE TO START AT 3PM

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

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SUB BRANCH PRESIDENT

Sub Branch member Michael (Mike) Skennar with his daughter Ann Morgan attending a reception hosted by the NSW Government at Government House. With the summer holidays and the festive season due shortly, we still have one very important Commemorative occasion for this year, the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice on the 11th November 1918, the Sub Branch is holding a Commemorative Service and luncheon as per page7 of the Burst. The Sutherland Shire Band, the T.S Sirius and 233 St George Cadets will be participating and I urge all Sub Branch members to attend, with medals to be worn. His Excellency the Honourable TF Bathurst AC, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales, attended the Premier’s Reception for Korean War Veterans and thanked them for their service. This was a great opportunity for Michael to join with his fellow Korean War Veterans to come together and reflect on the bonds of mateship that held them together during the war and of course to pay respect to those who did not return. Michael joined the Australian Army in July 1945 and he served in Korea with the 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment from March 1953 to February 1954 On Sunday the 12th August we held our VP Day Commemoration Service and luncheon, cadets from TS Sirius and 233 St George Regional Cadet Unit, provided the Catafalque Party and Guard. LTCOL Schon Condon GCSJ RFD inspected the Guard and gave a very pertinent address. At the luncheon LTCOL Schon Condon GCSJ RFD presented the

Sub Branch with a very detailed model of a British India Merchant ship which he built in memory of his late father Vernon Condon who served as a 2nd Engineer for the British India Shipping Line. The model is now on display in the Naval section of our memorabilia cabinet. With the larger focus on the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice the Sub Branch Committee have a very busy period with numerous schools and nursing Homes requesting a Remembrance Day Service. Members are welcome to attend please see John Graham re times and dates of the individual services. The Sub Branch in conjunction with the Club Limited is holding a Schools Remembrance Day Service on the 30th October commencing at 11.45am; Students from (9) local schools, will actively participate in the service. Members are welcome to attend, medals to be worn. On the 4th December RSL NSW is holding a special Congress meeting to debate a new Constitution for the RSL. This is the next part of the RSL looking to repair the damage done by the previous administration. John Graham and I will be attending and report back to the members on the outcome. Thanks to Sub Branch Vice President Neil Arena for maintaining our memorabilia cabinets, they are a

very fitting tribute to our military history, stop and have a look when next you come into the club. On behalf of the Sub- Branch Committee I would like to extend our Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year to the Board of Directors, Club Manager Ian Todd, the Club Management Team, Office staff, the great Club staff who look after us at our meetings and functions and the Jade Palace who provide the great meals at our luncheons and after the bi-monthly meetings.. To the Sub-Branch Executive, Committee, SubBranch Members, the Women’s Auxiliary and your families may you all have a Merry Christmas, a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

The Round Robin for 2018 has concluded between all our Sporting Clubs and the competition was amazing with some huge surprises in throughout the competition. Overall it was a fun competition and it just goes to show the talented sportspeople that we have with our sporting Clubs. The final results from the Round Robin event and the winner of the Harry Fanning Shield are extremely close and will be announced the Stars Tribute night on Saturday 1st

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December. All members of the sporting Clubs along with their partners are welcome to attend so that you can show your support for the Club who provides the funding required to allow everyone involved to participate in their chosen sport at a minimal cost. I look forward to seeing all of you there on the night whilst showing your support to the club and its sporting champions. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board of Directors, Management and especially the staff for their support over the year toward the Sporting Clubs.

SNOOKER CLUB

FISHING CLUB

The snooker club has been running very smoothly so far this year , we are averaging 14-16 players for the Friday night competition and currently have 48 financial members.

Weather gods have been unkind to the fisho’s in 2018 – many of our outings have been cancelled due to dangerous weather conditions - 2019 has to be a better year.

Our Club Championships (A and B grade, Handicapped singles and doubles) are in the final stage with Greg Dwyer and Owen Wong contesting the A Grade final.

As weather conditions have made it impossible to fish, a small “get-together” was arranged for Fishing Club members in KRSL’s Jade Palace Restaurant on Saturday 8th September. It was great to see the 20 or so members attending.

I would like to invite any Club member that enjoys the game to join us for our Friday night competition (which is handicapped, to make it fair for all). We also run doubles competitions some Fridays depending on the number of players. It is only $5 to join and there is prize money for winners and runners up. I would like to take this opportunity to thanks the committee for all their help so far this year and we hope to see you Friday nights.

Jeff Costa President

DARTS CLUB

Whilst thinking of the upcoming festive season we should spare a thought and a prayer for all our Service men and women who are serving overseas that they may complete their tour and return safely home to their loved ones. I look forward to seeing all Sub Branch members at the next General Meeting on the 17th December, dinner and refreshments provided.

Hello Darties and members.

“It’s one thing to be trying; it’s altogether another to be very trying”

Our comp teams did very well throughout the year. Congratulations to Michael our new club champion after a well fought battle with Shane. Well done to all comp players for their great effort. We are coming to the end of the year for our social night. Our last night of darts is Friday 30th of November but don't fear we will be back on Friday 11th January 2019. So hope to see everyone then. We will be holding our AGM in February. Don't forget to renew your membership for the year.

Alan R. Barnes JP President

S P O R T S A D M I N I S T R AT O R Where has 2018 gone? It doesn’t seem that long ago that it was the New Year and now we are approaching the Christmas Festive Season once again.

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

On behalf of the Sporting Clubs we wish all members and their families of Kingsgrove RSL Club Ltd the very best for Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Have a Fantastic Christmas

Sports Administrator

Our social Darts Club is run on Friday night. It’s great to see all our members even some new faces come along and enjoy a night of darts. Congratulations to Leaf, Robert and Michael for joining that exclusive 180 club. One of the hardest and most sought out scores in the game.

From all the members of the social Darts Club we want to thank Kingsgrove R.S.L for all their continued support and to all the management and staff for their services throughout the year. Thank you. On behalf of all our dart members wishing everyone at Kingsgrove a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you all in 2019.

President George Megisidis

MASSEY PARK GOLF CLUB Outright Winner Peter Cousins A Grade Winner Ernie Kalonikos B Grade Winner Graeme Sheary C Grade Winner Peter Mason

17/6/18 36 PTS OFF 20 HCP 31 PTS OFF 10 HCP 34 PTS OFF 15 HCP 34 PTS OFF 25 HCP

GLENMORE PARK GOLF CLUB Outright Winner Dave Watt A Grade Winner Graeme Sheary C/B B Grade Winner Peter Cousins C Grade Winner Tony Donnellan

1/7/18 35 PTS OFF 24 HCP 30 PTS OFF 13 HCP

CAMPBELLTOWN GOLF CLUB Outright Winner Dave Watt A Grade Winner Glen Davis B Grade Winner Mick Bougoukas C Grade Winner Mick Rigby

15/7/18 38 PTS OFF 21 HCP 34 PTS OFF 2 HCP 31 PTS OFF 17 HCP 36 PTS OFF 24 HCP

THE COAST GOLF CLUB Outright Winner Geoff Bowen Division One Ernie Kalonikos Division Two Jim McAllister

29/7/18 36 PTS OFF 28 HCP 34 PTS OFF 10 HCP 33 PTS OFF 20 HCP

WOOLAWARE GOLF CLUB Outright Winner Mick Bougoukas DIVISION ONE Tony Dennis DIVISION TWO Paul Thorpe C/B

12/8/18 38 PTS OFF 17 HCP 37 PTS OFF 17 HCP 33 PTS OFF 23 HCP

BARDWELL VALLEY GOLF CLUB

26/8/18 Steve Hodson/Peter

RICHMOND GOLF CLUB Outright Winner Brent Mason Division One Tony Blackmore Division Two John Pehm

9/9/18 38 PTS OFF 8 HCP 37 PTS OFF 11 HCP 36 PTS OFF 23 HCP

CARNARVON GOLF CLUB 1ST Rnd CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS Outright Winner Ernie Kalonikos A Grade Winner Colin Kent B Grade Winner Joe Kohu C Grade Winner Geoff Bowen

23/9/18

7/10/18

Lady Nemo

LIVERPOOL GOLF CLUB 2ND Rnd CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS Outright Winner Mick Stanley A Grade Winner Colin Kent B Grade Winner John Whitehead C Grade Winner Geoff Bowen CLUB CHAMPION Colin Kent RUNNER UP Andrew Morris B GRADE CHAMPION RUNNER UP Mick Stanley C GRADE CHAMPION SCR RUNNER UP Peter Mason

GOLF CLUB

Well now you are up to date and I’ve kept it under 500 words. So bye for now. Back with you soon. Hit them straight, hit them long sink the putt and the jobs done...

The final two outings for 2018 will be held on 13th October (Botany Bay), 3 boats and their crews going out. Fingers crossed it will finally be fish-filled and for once, cooperative weather conditions. Numbers are still being finalised to accommodate those attending the final 3rd to 4th November (Shoalhaven Heads) outing. A separate charter has also been organised to leave from Kiama on the 3rd Nov; 10 people will be “jumping on board” to hopefully catch some “bragging rights”. One of our life members – Jim Hall has been on the sick list and finally on the road to recovery, very much looking forward to returning to his much-loved passion of fishing. Our annual presentation night will be held at KRSL on Saturday 17th November from 7:00pm. For catering purposes, please contact the Fishing President or Secretary (by Monday 5th November) if you wish to attend. A fun night is assured with lots of “surprises” planned. All Fishing Club members are encouraged to attend our AGM held on Tuesday 4th December from 7:00pm; the current committee will step aside and a new committee elected - the 2019 Fishing calendar will be distributed on the night. On behalf of the Fishing Club Committee and members, I would like to wish all KRSL members and their families a very safe, happy and healthy 2019.

My how the time flies. I am writing this edition in October for later this year and early next year. The Social Golf Club is going full steam ahead with over 30 members enjoying their fortnightly golf. So without further ado I will bring you up to date so far for this edition. HURSTVILLE GOLF CLUB Outright Winner Ian Todd A Grade Winner Brent Mason B Grade Winner Mick Buck C Grade Winner John Williams

2 Man Ambrose Winners Mason 56 ¾

28 PTS OFF 15 HCP 30 PTS OFF 25 HCP

74 NETT 75 NETT 76 NETT 75 NETT

74 NETT 75 NETT 75 NETT 84 NETT 168 SCR 173 SCR Joe Blackmore 188 SCR 192 SCR Geoff Bowen 209 218 SCR

Captain Tony (Lumpy) Dennis

KRSL SPORTS CLUBS

3/6/18 41 PTS OFF 31 HCP 40 PTS OFF 9 HCP 40 PTS OFF 15 HCP 34 PTS OFF 28 HCP

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Sub Branch Meeting 2018

COMMUNITY GROUP

President Secretary Treasurer

Monday 17th December 2018 Monday 25th February 2019 AGM Monday 22nd April 2019

It is coming towards the end of another year so we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The ladies have been very busy over the last few months preparing for the end of year projects. We deliver Christmas presents to three nursing homes in December and in total there are about 300 presents that we give out. We invite nursing homes and seniors to a Christmas lunch at the end of November and all people attending leave with a present. There are around 65 people who attend on this day.

Carols by Candlelight is on Saturday 24th November 2018 and we will be doing a sausage sizzle again, plus we will have a small table with a few of our craft items on it if you would like to purchase small gifts for Christmas, or just come along and say “hello”. At the end of September we held a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Kingsgrove and did very well on the day. We would like to thank the members of the Board and staff who helped us on that day as we could not have done it without you. We would also like to thank the members of the Club that came and purchased their lunch.

A couple of the ladies have been knitting coats for the lambs on the farms and next year we are going to do some blankets for the dogs and cats at the RSPCA. Our projects are covering a lot of areas, which is good, as we have no time for boredom. We would like to thank the Club for their support throughout the year so that we are able to do all these things. Thanks to everyone for the donations.

Lynda Lake

The Melbourne Cup luncheon is being held at the Club and some of our members will be attending. Our members are also helping to fill the Show Bags that are sold as part of the Carols by Candlelight celebrations.

“Laundry bags are being made by Women’s Auxiliaries for the Invictus Games in October 2018. The theme for the laundry bags is Australian, and will be given to each competitor at the games. Annie Harkness, who made 8 laundry bags for our auxiliary, is presenting them to Pauline James, our State President.”

We invited the NSW President of the Women’s Auxiliary to visit us at the Auxiliary’s September meeting. She was presented with 188 hand-made yellow poppies, as a sign of friendship, to be distributed at the Invictus Games. Other Auxiliaries throughout the State have also been involved in making them. Although a little early, may I on behalf of the Auxiliary, wish all members a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2019. Pat Graham President Women’s Auxiliary.

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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

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

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HOURS OF OPERATION

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Hospital Visitations Officers J A. Graham, JP

John A. Graham, JP Honorary Secretary

Lynda Lake and Yvonne Talbott attended Congress as delegates of Kingsgrove RSL Sub Branch Women's Auxiliary, this Congress was part of the NSW RSL 2018 Annual State Congress that was attended by Sub Branch President Alan Barnes and Secretary John Graham.

In August the Auxiliary joined in with the SubBranch at the service and luncheon held to commemorate VP Day which celebrated the end of World War II.

All members of the Sub-Branch are invited to attend.

will be held on the 3rd Monday of the Month.

"2018 Women's Auxiliary Congress in Albury where Linda Hurley, the Patron, presented Lynda Lake a certificate of appreciation for funds raised by Kingsgrove RSL Sub -Branch Women's Auxiliary."

We enjoyed the luncheon we attended at Ingleburn RSL Club and are looking forward to another one with Canterbury Hurlstone Park Auxiliary at their Club.

Monday 26th August 2019.

holiday falls on the above dates, the General Meeting

WOM E N’S AUX I L I A RY Since our report in the last edition of the Burst the Women’s Auxiliary has been keeping busy. We had great fun attending the Crazy Whist Night in July. Another one was held in October.

Monday 24th June 2019

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