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4 Seasons in 1 Night Starring Bobby Fox The original Frankie Valli in the Australian production of Jersey Boys
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Revesby Workers’ Club The Journal May • Jun • Jul 2013 Editor Linda Joannides Lead Designer Sarah Smith Design Will Truong Writers Linda Joannides Andrea Coorey Kimberly Gonidellis
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Contributors Kimberly Gonidellis Rachael Magrin Janelle Harris Printed by Galloping Press, Kirrawee ©2013. Comments Editor of The Journal Revesby Workers’ Club Locked Bag 300, Milperra NSW 2214 email@example.com Membership Address changes Janelle Harris Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 02 8707 6916 Information correct at time of publication (April 2013) To stay up to date on what’s happening at Revesby Workers’ Club, visit our website: rwc.org.au and sign up for our eNews.
Opening 22 May
COCKTAILS • FINE CHAMPAGNES • BOUTIQUE BEERS • HIGH TEA • LIVE MUSIC
What’s Inside Features 4 8 10 11 12 21 24 26 33 35
Revesby Village Centre Development Update Infinity Bar Opening & New Live Music 1 Down 2 to Go! Win a VW up! You could win $350,000! Entertainment Line Up Wok n’ Roll - Spice Garden Recipe Infinity Bar & Presidents Lounge - New Dining Experiences Health Mates HEAL Program Winter Delights at Coastal Dining Holiday House Ballot Draw
2 The President’s Report 3 From the CEO’s Desk 5 Our Members 6 Community Service 20 Eat & Drink 28 Health Mates News 31 The Tree House News 32 Mooney Mooney Club News 36 Revesby Bowlo and Sports & Rec 37 Behind the Scenes 38 Sports Reports 1
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PRESIDENT’s Report Daryl Melham, MP President
The new Presidents Lounge (adjacent to the Gaming Room) is scheduled to open for use by members on Tuesday 21 May 2013. The official opening is planned for mid-June with the only surviving Past President Pat Rogan officiating the opening.
Passing of Foundation Member
I recently attended the funeral of William George Trestain who passed away on 20 March 2013 aged 91 years. He was affectionately known as “Balmain Billy”. His badge number was 21. The Club has only 20 living foundation members from the original 240.
The Presidents Lounge is dedicated to all the Club’s Past Presidents. In order of election they include: Jack Dickens, Jim Donovan, Brien Higgs, Bill Gannon, Bill Bullard, Norma Smith and Pat Rogan. An honour board will be placed at the entrance to the Lounge and will contain a stylised photo, occupation and length of service for each President. The Lounge will cater for live entertainment and screening of sporting events on large screens. Over 20 LCD screens have been budgeted for this area. A feature LCD video screen will consist of 4 x 55 inch LCD screens. The area will have a dance floor, fireplace and a library.
Abigroup was the successful tenderer for the commercial precinct. They start on site on Monday 6 May 2013.
As part of the renovations a time line of the Club will be brought into existence. It will be a feature opposite the Hairdressers and the Travel Agent. It will include among other things a display of Foundation members, past directors, historic plaques, historic photographs and memorabilia.
Revesby Heights Sub-Branch
With the closure of Hero’s Hill Revesby Heights Sub-Branch members have been given approval to meet at the Revesby Workers’ Club on a monthly basis. War memorabilia will also be displayed in the Sports Bar. Bankstown Sports and Revesby Workers’ have agreed to assist with any costs associated with the hosting of ANZAC Day by the Sub-branch. This will be done on a rotating basis.
Enhanced TV’s and Audio
The Club has upgraded from analogue to digital and full high definition. This means greater clarity for each TV throughout the Club and within the Sports bar. There is also a new control system which allows for full programming and volume control for each TV. New speakers have been installed in the gaming room, the Presidents Lounge and the foyer. These are state of the art and will provide better audio and volume. I hope you enjoy these facilities.
The Board of Directors
Daryl Melham MP President
John Rodwell Vice President
Terry Semlitzky Director
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Dennis Hayward Director
Ian Stromborg Director
Christine Benham Director
Christine Butters Director
Edward Camilleri CEO
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Edward Camilleri CEO Hello Members I am delighted to report that the new gaming and outdoor terrace areas, which opened on 18th December 2012, have been a great success. Likewise the new Crystal Bar, which has quickly become a gateway to the wellappointed gaming lounge. Members have embraced the new facilities and many have expressed their appreciation of the quality and ambience now on hand. Patrons are also looking forward to the opening of the new Presidents Lounge and Infinity Bar scheduled for May 22, 2013. Drawing on the standards set in the adjacent gaming area, the lounge and bar will be a sophisticated, stylish space where members can enjoy a drink, sample our tasty tapas menu or enjoy a variety of free, live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night as well as Sunday afternoons. We will even be serving High Tea on the weekends which we know will quickly become a favourite with many of our members and their friends. The Presidents Lounge and Infinity Bar will be beautifully appointed with elegant high backed chairs, an open fire place and private booths, perfect for group celebrations. We believe it will offer a real alternative as an entertainment destination, comparable to many of the top city bars.
Things never stand still at Revesby and the construction of the Eastern Commercial Precinct, to be called the Revesby Village Centre, commences on May 6. The area will include a flagship Coles Supermarket, Liquorland and a range of specialty retailers; a Medical Centre with up to 50 specialist consultants, day surgery facilities ancillary services; and finally a 23 lane AMF Bowling Centre, complete with laser tag, party rooms and games areas. The Revesby Village Centre is due for completion late next year and will provide a huge asset for both members and the wider community.
“Patrons are also looking forward to the opening of the new Presidents Lounge and Infinity Bar scheduled for May 22, 2013."
In line with the construction of the new Revesby Village Centre, the Brett Street Car Park will close from May 6. Parking will be available in the Western multi story car park with access via Macarthur Avenue and Taro Street. Pedestrian access to the club via the Brett Street entrance will still be available up to the end of the year. It is an exciting time in the club’s history with many long term projects coming to fruition. I encourage all members to experience the new facilities coming on line and thank you for your patience and ongoing patronage as we continue to build a better club for all.
The Taro Street lobby renovations have now been completed and provide an elegant and impressive entrance to the club, along with the new multi-level car park.
L: Branding Mock Up of Revesby Village Centre. R: Advertising Mock Up for Revesby Village Centre
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RevesbyVillage Centre After 12 years of planning and development,the construction of the Eastern Commercial Precinct will commence in early May, 2013. The $50 million integrated development will be called the Revesby Village Centre and will feature retail, recreational and medical services. Easily one of the largest non-core club developments in the country, Revesby Village Centre will provide a major asset, not just for club members but for the whole community. The project is expected to be completed in late 2014. The shopping mall will be anchored by a flagship Coles Supermarket plus a Liquorland store as well as other specialty retailers and will have undercover parking for over 270 cars.
The large medical precinct will house up to 50 specialist medical consultants and include day surgery facilities as well as ancillary practitioners.
Brett St Car Park will be CLOSED FROM MONDAY 6 MAY Last day for parking Sunday 5 May
The new Revesby Village Centre will provide hundreds of new jobs and is expected to attract well over 25,000 visitors each week.
Top: Impression of what the new Coles at Revesby Village Centre may look like. Bottom: Map detailing road restrictions due to construction of Eastern Commercial Precinct
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CAR PARK CLOSED
REVESBY WORKERS’ CLUB TARRO AVE
With construction underway, parking will be restricted to the western multi-level car park, accessed via Tarro Avenue or via a new roadway and entrance/exit from McArthur Avenue. Pedestrians will still be able to enter via the Brett Street foyer at least until the end of the year. The map on the right shows details of the changes.
AMF Bowling will provide a family recreational attraction with 23 indoor bowling lanes, laser tag, party rooms and games areas.
RESIDENTIAL BRETT ST
PARKING AVAILABLE AT REAR OF CLUB
Entry via Tarro Ave or Macarthur Ave / Brett St PEDESTRIAN ACCESS VIA BRETT STREET FOYER will still be available until the end of the year.
Member Services at rwc.org.au/services
A Patron is a person who has given many years of support to the Club.
Foundation Member William Trestain Photos supplied by William’s daughter Betty Trestain. They
Alan Ashton Life Member
show William as an active member of our
Pat Rogan Life Member
community and Club. Below are some of his Club membership pins
Life Membership is given to a Member who has rendered outstanding service to the Club over a number of years. * Denotes Deceased
MJ Donovan* EL Smith* GA Johnstone* HJ McDougall* WN Hills* RJ Kelly* M Macfarlane* J Webster* NE Bullard* V Pavlick* BJ Higgs* PM Johnstone D Melham MP RJ Polley JE Gibbons* KD Heaslip* NJ Smith OAM* H Bush* TC Semlitzky DF Hayward P Pride P Rogan A Moroney A Ashton
Revesby Workers’ Club foundation member (Badge 21) William ‘Balmain Billy’ George Trestain passed away on 20 March 2013. He would have been 92 on 20 May. William joined Revesby Workers’ Club on 17 March in 1961 and was an active member of the club throughout his life.
He was the loving husband of Elaine, cherished father of Noelene and Betty and a doting grandfather to Jessica and Max. He was treasured by all of his relatives and friends and will be greatly missed. We extend our sincere condolences to his family. William’s funeral was on 28 March where the Club was represented by our President Daryl Melham and Past Director Dick Moroney.
25 January - 23 APRIL 2013
Raymond APPLEBY James BEATTIE Margaret BRUMFIELD Donald BROWN Agnes BROWN Shirley BURKE Donald COOPER Muriel DARLOW Russel DOCHERTY Claudia FOWLER Elaine HARE Socrates HATZINIKITAS Janice HAYTER Judith HEGINBOTHAM
Rosario INGEGNERI Richard INNES Gary JACKEL Evelyn JONES Gail JONES Dimitrios KALOFONOS John-Peter KALYVAS William MAHER Wesley MALLITT Sharon McCROARY Reginald McDONALD Barry McKENNA Guiseppe NATOLI Valerie O’NEILL
Kenneth O’NEILL Ruby PASCOE Betty PENN Jean POOT Ronald RAVENSDALE Bruce REYNOLDS Neville RUMSEY Lubow SALGUEIRA Marcia SAXBERG Olive SHARP William TRESTAIN John TRUASHIEM Margaret VELLA
Find out more at rwc.org.au
Community Service Dennis Hayward DIRECTOR
For ClubGRANTS and Revesby Workers’ Bill Bullard Charity
REVESBY WOKERS’ 2013 CHARITY Bankstown Hospital Special Care Nursery The Special Care Nursery (SCN) cares for newborns and has 10 funded cribs for babies that require nursery care and stabilising capabilities for Newborn Emergency Transport (NETS) retrieval to a Tertiary Unit. The unit provides care for low risk premature and unwell babies and their families in a supportive environment. The majority of families that choose to have their babies at Bankstown Lidcombe Hospital live in the surrounding community areas. The SCN is staffed by specially trained nurses and midwives and takes babies from 33 weeks gestation and caters for a range of babies needs.
ClubGRANTS the vehicle to which community organisations can apply for category 1 funding in the 2013/2014 financial year opened for submissions in March this year. This scheme is a state wide initiative in which local registered Clubs with annual gaming machine revenue exceeding one million dollars, return 1.5% to community development projects. Revesby Workers’ Club are able to provide a sum over three hundred thousand dollars to the Bankstown Local ClubGRANTS Committee to distribute to local organisations and several others in the Mooney Mooney local government area. Following Bankstown Local ClubGRANTS Committee evaluation of applications, grants are made available in August 2013 for the successful projects and cheques will be presented at a formal function at Bankstown Sports Club. Both Bankstown Sports Club and Revesby Workers’ Club provide venues and refreshments for this event free of charge to the Bankstown Local ClubGRANTS Committee. This year the Club charity committee is supporting the Special Care Nursery at Bankstown Hospital, are very happy with the response from members, guests and sub clubs within Revesby Workers’ for their support on our outings and other promotions. Our Southern Highlands wine tour in March was a success with great weather favouring all present and representatives from Bankstown Hospital also saw first-hand the Charity Committees work.
Over the last three years the number of babies helped by Bankstown Hospital Special Care Nursery is: 2011: 622 babies 2012: 785 babies 2013: YTD 191 babies If you would like to to support the SCN please get involved in our Major Raffle (details on next page). There are some great prizes to be won and all proceeds go to the nursery. 6 THE JOURNAL May / JUN / JUL
The Berry Markets coach tour was also fully booked way before departure and another good adventure was had. Many thanks go to the committee and others who donate so many goods and products to make these days so wonderful. The Charity Committee are currently, with the assistance of the Club, arranging a Christmas in July evening on Saturday 20 July with a show and two course meal. At the February fashion parade numbers exceeded all expectations and proved to be the largest sales ever recorded so order your seats early for this event. On Friday August 16th another fantastic Ladies Fashion parade is to be held in the Club. The Charity Committee also operate a meat raffle for the Special Care Nursery each Thursday evening prior to the main Club raffle and we ask for your support when you are in the Club. March 23 and 24 saw the Relay for Life event at Bankstown Paceway and an increase in participants from 2012. Revesby Workers’ Club is committed to assisting the Cancer Council and through very strong staff support not only on the days of the event but leading up to it. Many Revesby Workers’ Staff members, through Ms Angela Reynolds, assisted at car washes etc. to raise just on $3,000 to support the Cancer Council. Well done to all participants.
Revesby Workers’ Bill Bullard Charity Committee
Hospital Special Care Nursery for the purchase of new equipment
Christmas in July DINNER & SHOW e fun, food and entertainment with Enjoy all th y’ and support our charity of the u J mas in l year! ‘Christ
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Doors • 6.30pm Dinner & light entertainment • 7pm Main show • 8pm
TICKETS Members $50 Guests 7 $55 Portion of tickets sold go to Bankstown Hospital Special Care Nursery
Thursday Charity Raffle Come support a good cause
Major Raffle commences in May
Mooney Mooney COACH TOUR
Drawn 6 September 1st Prize 4 day short break P&O cruise 2nd Prize $500 vehicle repair voucher @ BP Milperra 3rd Prize $150 Revesby Workers’ Club voucher All prizes have been donated. BP Milperra also operate Workers Wash at Revesby Workers’ Club car park.
Tickets $1 each Available through sub clubs and selling points within the Club. All proceeds support the Bankstown Hospital
The charity committee will be conducting a lunchtime tour to experience our Mooney Mooney Club hospitality each month. The trip includes: • Coach tour to Mooney Mooney departing at 10am from Revesby Workers’ Club car park • Two course lunch at Mooney Mooney club Coastal restaurant • Sightseeing around Brooklyn • Return to Revesby Workers’ Club car park around 3pm COST $50 per person TOUR DATES Saturdays 25th May 2013 and 22nd June 2013 BOOKINGS At Reception. Ph 9772 2100 Limit of 20 per day trip
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Opening 22 May WIN TICKETS TO THE EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH PARTY! We are giving away 6 double invitations to the exclusive launch party for the Presidents Lounge and Infinity Bar on Wednesday June 12. Complete with food, drinks and feature entertainment by a surprise guest, the event will be hosted by Mumm Champagne and is invitation only. To find out how to enter, go to www.rwc.org.au or facebook.com/RevesbyWorkersClub.
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at infinity bar... Friday 8.30pm – 12.30am Saturday 9pm – Midnight Sunday 1pm – 5pm At last, a stylish, urbane destination to enjoy some of the best live music Sydney has to offer…..all for free and all right here at Revesby Workers’ every weekend. Mix it up with delicious beverages, tasty food and private booths for group celebrations and we know you’ll be coming back time and time again. On Fridays you can enjoy the sophisticated stylings of Jazz Nouveau, rev it up a little with our Saturday night dance bands and then kick back on a Sunday with our chill out sessions. For the full entertainment line-up see www.rwc.org.au.
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EXCLUSIVE ALBUM LAUNCH One of the most recognisable faces (and voices) in Australia thanks to her appearance on Australia’s biggest ever singing competition, The Voice, Rachael Leahcar is set to launch her follow up album Romantique at Revesby Workers’. Rachael’s performance will include an exquisite collection of contemporary, classic and original songs with her love of French music being reflected in the show’s title. “What is most exciting for me is the chance to show the diversity in my musical tastes”, says Leahcar, who delivers haunting but unique versions of Gotye’s Hearts a Mess and Adele’s Chasing Pavements. This is one voice not to be missed!
Sat 11 May Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm Tickets $35
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NATIONAL TOUR 2013 With Supporting Acts Silver Cities & Adam Martin
Nearly four years since their last national tour, the Evermore boys have their music bus packed ready to embark on one of the biggest tours of their career. On this troubadour’s journey around Australia, brothers Jon and Pete, will perform songs from their brilliant new album Follow the Sun as well as many of their heart-felt hits such as Running, Light Surrounding You, Never Let You Go and It’s Too Late (Ride On). The band recently supported Maroon 5 and Matchbox Twenty on their Australian tours and are currently experiencing great success in the US. After this tour, the boys will head to the states for their own headline shows. So, before they explode onto the US music scene, and we possibly lose them to the allure of the Northern Hemisphere for good, make sure you catch them right here on home soil.
Fri 24 May Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm Tickets $25 TEIN RNS E B L G SO N I R STAR
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We hand-picked the funniest and freshest acts of Sydney’s biggest annual comedy event and squeeze them into one hilarious night of worldclass comedy, and the best news is we deliver it straight to your doorstep! With a cluster of comedians that will tempt everyone’s taste buds, this is the best value ticket in town!
Sat 25 May Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm Tickets $30
"He could sing 'Mary Had a Little Lamb', and have you in tears..."
years, but to analyse and question why it effected so many, so greatly.
This was Bob Gaudio himself explaining to Bobby Fox about Frankie Valli's unique interpretation of music and lyrics.
"It gave people a fly on the wall view of where these powerful songs came from, attaching them to the music even more than when they first walked in the door..."
Handpicked for the Australian production of the Jersey Boys by Frankie Valli himself and after three years and over 850 performances, Bobby Fox returns to the stage, taking you through his journey of the Jersey Boys. Jersey Boys touched the lives of so many and not only gave Bobby the opportunity to perform the amazing story of the 4 Seasons for almost 3
Sat 8 June Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm Tickets $30
4 Seasons In 1 Night is a celebration and Bobby's first hand insight into the world of this legendary man and band, sharing with you behind the scenes experiences of his unique journey, from audition process to the final curtain call.
“As Young As You Wanna Be” Tour
From their fist gig on New Years in 1976 until today Rose Tattoo have rarely strayed from their mantra of being the best bar room blues based rock band in the world. For 35 years the one constant is the band's lead vocalist Angry Anderson whose vocals tell the story of bars, booze, fights and love, mostly lost. The band have toured relentlessly in Australia, Europe and with the occasional jaunt into the US gathering fans along the way. Over the last few years touring has not been a focus but now Rose Tattoo are back. The As Young As You Wanna Be tour features songs from all albums across the Tatts illustrious career, delivered with all the gusto and savagery as they were when first played. Up front, Angry still delivers and will take you on a musical journey and is guaranteed to reignite all that youthful passion.
Fri 14 June Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm Tickets $30
KASEY C HAM B ERS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS One of Australia’s best loved and most prolific singer-songwriters, Kasey Chambers, will appear live in concert at Revesby Workers for the very first time on Friday June 21. Supported by her father Bill Chambers and backed by her experienced band of top class musicians, the multi-award winning artist will present a collection of songs that have inspired her across her career as well as those that have made her famous. Kasey is the real deal. Make sure you don’t miss this show.
Fri 21 June Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm Tickets $50
This very personal show is a celebration of Peter Allen’s life. Todd was a huge fan of Peter’s growing up and became an even bigger fan in 1998 when he portrayed him in the hit musical ‘The Boy From Oz’.
Sat 22 June Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm Tickets $55
Todd never tires of singing Peter’s songs or talking about his amazing life and career. Peter was an outrageous performer and a brilliant song writer. This show includes plenty of Peter Allen’s hits as well as a healthy dose of backstage goss from not only The Boy From Oz but also Dancing With The Stars. Todd has put together a show with his band that is purely based on fun so sit back, relax, sing along, heckle if you like and have a great night. You can even score Todd if you like but please be kind!
If you love the Ten Tenors, you’re going to ADORE The Ten
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Vocal magic from ten superb voices covering classics, pop and operatic favourites Featuring Opera Australia’s Principal Artist Penny Pavlakis
Sat 29 Jun Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm Members $20 Guests $25 16 THE JOURNAL May / JUN / JUL
Box Office Direct from the USA • Ground breaking music legend
RUNDGREN Musician, songwriter, producer and musical visionary Todd Rundgren performs live at Revesby Workers’ in what promises to be an extraordinarily special event. A native of Philadelphia, Rundgren most recently toured Australia for the third time as part of Ringo Starr’s All Star Band. Now he’s back with his own “super band” consisting of former members of Jefferson Aeroplane, The Cars, The Tubes, Blue Oyster Cult and Utopia to present all his hits in one amazing night of music including I Saw The Light, Can We Still Be Friends, Hello It’s Me and Bang The Drum. Rundgren is a music heavyweight who has also produced albums for a who’s who roll call of rock luminaries including the likes of Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, Meatloaf, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad and Hall and Oates. See Todd Rundgren at Revesby Workers’ – a night of rock, soul, r’n’b and electronica not to be missed!
Fri 26 Jul Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm Tickets $59.90
WHAT?! Australia’s favourite Irishman is back in a stunning show of world-class stand-up. Internationally hailed as one of live comedy’s masters, Jimeoin presents his hilarious new show....’WHAT?!. No gimmicks, purely and simply just great craic. Book early to avoid disappointment.
‘Sublime observational comic... A masterclass in delivery’ Chortle
‘Classic Nonsense...stand-up comedy at it’s best’ The Scotsman
HHHHH 5 Star ‘Exemplary Stand-up’ Herald
Sat 27 Jul Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm Tickets $39
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BUSTIN LOOSE 2013 MOVING PICTURES THE LEGENDERY ORIGINAL LINE UP IS BACK
MOVING PICTURES WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
MENTAL AS ANYTHING Thirty years after the release of their chart topping debut album Days of Innocence, Moving Pictures have reformed and are celebrating the occasion with the ‘Bustin’Loose’ Tour. Formed in Sydney in 1980, it didn’t take long for Moving Pictures to make their mark on the local scene. Their debut single, Bustin’ Loose, was their first foray into the charts, but it would be the anthemic follow-up single, What About Me?, that really solidified Moving Pictures’ place in Australian music history. 1984 saw Moving Pictures popularity soar even higher with the track Never featuring in the cult movie Footloose, and subsequently on the soundtrack, as the backdrop to an epic Kevin Bacon solo dance. It’s been 32 years since Moving Pictures hit the road together but now they are back and playing at Revesby Workers’ with special guest support from a another iconic Aussie band ‘Mental As Anything’. Sounds like one hell of a party. Don’t miss it!
Sat 17 Aug Tickets $45
Doors 8pm Mental as Anything 8.30pm Moving Pictures 9.45pm
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SportS? If it’s sports that you’re after then look no further than Revesby Workers’. Boasting plenty of screen real-estate for that big match, we’ve got you covered with our dedicated Sports Bar, our Skyline Bar, our two Cinema Display Lounge areas and now on our GIANT screens in the new Presidents Lounge. Any sports enthusiast will be hard-pressed to miss a single match, no matter what sport you’re in to. See the Origin on the giant screens in the Presidents Lounge or book a private booth in the Infinity Bar. See club for details. With easy to access TAB facilities close to each main screen, we place you at the heart of each and every game. Join us for the Champions League, State of Origin, watch World Champions go toe to toe in the ring, FA Cup, Tennis action and so much more.
Opening hours MON-THU 10.45am – 11pm FRI-SAT 10.45am – 12am SUN 10.30am – 8pm (Times subject to Trade) Take-away available during Sports Bar trading hours
Opening hours MON-THU 9am – 11pm FRI-SAT 9am – Midnight SUN 9am – 8pm
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Our Chefs from Spice Garden Noodle Bar have given us their recipe so we can exclusively share it with you!
Wok n’ roll Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls
Rice Paper Rolls are a Vietnamese dish traditionally consisting of pork, prawn, vegetables, rice vermicelli or noodles and other ingredients wrapped in Vietnamese bánh tráng (rice paper). They are normally served fresh and at room temperature. They offer a hands-on cooking experience open to all sorts of experimentation.
Easy to customise and fun to assemble, this Asian dish is a great option when cooking with a few friends or some keen kids. You can prepare these rolls up to 4 hours ahead and chill them in the fridge, covered with a clean dampened dish towel to keep them moist, until you’re ready to serve. Ingredients 240g Pork belly 12 Prawns, cooked and peeled 150g Vermicelli noodles, softened in hot water Garlic chives 1 bunch Vietnamese mint 1 bunch garlic chives 1 bunch coriander 1 Lettuce Dipping Sauce 1 jar Hoisin Sauce 4 tbsp smooth peanut butter 1/2 cup water 1 pkt large rice paper rounds A bowl of hot water
Preparation • Put the pork belly into salted boiling water for 15-20 minutes. When cooked, remove from the water, cool and cut into thin slices. Slice the cooked and peeled prawns in half lengthways. Slice the lettuce and roughly chop the herbs. • Take one sheet of rice paper and dip it in a bowl of hot water to soften. (Change the water when it cools down.) Place on a flat surface and lay – 2 halves of a prawn, 2 or 3 slices of pork belly, some mint leaves, coriander and chopped lettuce and vermicelli noodles. • Fold in each side of the rice paper to stop the filling from escaping. Then roll the rice paper over the ingredients. Before completing the roll lay 2 strips of garlic chives so when the roll is finished they stick out the end. Dipping Sauce Preparation Tip the Hoisin Sauce into a saucepan and heat, add peanut butter and water. Stir over a moderate flame until the mixture is smooth. If it needs more thickening, add a little cornflour mixed with water.
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Bel Cibo translates to ‘beautiful food’ in Italian. And that is exactly what’s on offer in our premier a la carte restaurant. Bel Cibo has started a new Autumn and Winter menu and want you to sample it’s delights! Come and visit Bel Cibo in May and receive our special offer of a 2 course meal for $30.
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Bel Cibo’s seasonal menus are always fresh and exciting. You’ll enjoy a contemporary take on traditional Italian fare, complemented by an excellent wine list. Designed by our Executive Chef, Robert Green and delivered by his passionate & dedicated team. Choose from main and dessert. Offer available Wednesday - Friday.
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High time for
High Tea It is elegant, steeped in tradition and just that little bit decadent.
Whether it’s tea for two or a celebration occasion complimented by a glass of champagne, you can experience the Infinity High Tea from as little as $16. Private party booths are also available for group bookings of 6 or more. Call 8707 6919 for more details or see rwc.org.au.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1.30pm – 4.30pm In the new Presidents Lounge.
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Tapas. . .
Eat & Drink
at infinity bar
Good food / Good times Tapas are a simple appetiser taken with a drink or two at lunchtime or in the early evening before a main meal among friends, with lively company and music to match. Such is the diversity of tapas that in bars all over Spain and the world you can order virtually anything that takes your fancy. Tapas are a style of eating rather than a form of cooking. It means sociability, friends and family. Tapas is best enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere whilst you nibble away on bites of intense flavour.
Even at the new Infinity Bar our enticing tapas menu offers a range of taste tingly menu items from sautĂŠed mushrooms with garlic, chilli, parsley and bread crumbs to chicken wings with ranch dipping sauce and then to finish with a full bodied glass of red try our assorted mouth-watering cheese or salami platter, the choice is entirely yours.
Available 5pm â€“ 1am every Thursday, Friday & Saturday
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Find us at healthmates.com.au
HEAL Healthy Eating, Activity & Lifestyle Program Are you a Type 2 Diabetic? Do you need help with healthy lifestyle advice? If so, HEAL may be just what you need! The Healthy Eating Activity Lifestyle (HEAL) program is an 8 week group program, conducted by Allied Health Professionals. It assists in the management of weight, heart disease (including high blood pressure and cholesterol) and metabolic conditions. The HEAL program promotes healthy eating and exercise and thus offers patients a 2 hour group session each week for 8 weeks, in a friendly, supportive environment. Sessions include : • 1 hour of gentle exercise that anyone can do • 1 hour of lifestyle education. With a GP referral, HEAL is available at a cost of $50 to eligible patients, or free for concession card holders. If you are ready to make a change and take some simple steps to improve your lifestyle, contact Health Mates on 8707 6930 to see if you are eligible or for any extra information.
Program starts June 2013 FREE OFFER! DEPT OF VETERAN’S AFFAIRS Are you a DVA gold card holder? If you are a DVA gold card holder you may qualify for FREE exercise sessions at Health Mates.
Diabeties....the facts. Diabetes is a chronic condition where there is excess glucose in the bloodstream, due to the body’s inability to adequately produce or properly use insulin. About 1 million Aussies are reported to have Diabetes and it is the 6th leading cause of death in our country. Before developing Type 2 Diabetes, nearly all patients have “pre-diabetes”. Approximately 2 million Australians are estimated to be pre-diabetic, which if undiagnosed, will progress to Type 2 Diabetes. Certainly something to take seriously! We know that lifestyle changes, including a controlled diet and regular exercise, can effectively manage Type 2 Diabetes without the need for medication in the early stages of this disease. In advanced stages, lifestyle modification can reduce the dependence on medication and it is widely accepted that these changes form an integral component of management with these patients. Exercise is strongly advocated for all diabetics, provided their blood glucose and diabetes complications are controlled. Both cardio respiratory and resistance exercise is generally recommended, as they help to improve glycaemic control, reduce body fat and improve cardiovascular health. How do you know if you are at risk? Your GP will be able to assess if you are a Diabetic, or at high risk of developing it, depending on numerous lifestyle choices, family history and glucose testing. Worth asking about next time you visit your doctor.
Under the guidance of an Exercise Physiologist, you will be provided exercise advice to aid in the prevention, management and impact of chronic health conditions, leading to an improved lifestyle. To find out if you qualify for this FREE service contact Health Mates today. 27
Fit and Healthy for 2013
Health Mates Class in Focus Contact us today 2B Brett Street, Revesby NSW 2212 P: 8707 6930 | F: 9792 4684 firstname.lastname@example.org healthmates.com.au facebook.com/HealthMates Operating Hours Mon – Thu 5:30am – 10pm Fri 5:30am – 9pm Sat & Sun 7am – 7pm Public Holiday Hours 10 June - Queen’s Birthday Health Mates will be open 8am – 12pm & 3pm – 7pm Off Peak and Matinee members will be welcome at any time on this day. Classes: 9:30am Sculpt 5:30pm Rev The Tree House Crèche will be closed
Lite n Low
If you feel that many of the classes at Health Mates look like you need to be at the top of your fitness level then think again!
What is a Lite n Low? A combination of gentle cardio exercises followed by basic muscle toning and a relaxing cool down. A great way to get the heart rate pumping and those muscles moving. What happens in a Lite n Low class? Your warm up consists of basic aerobic moves (8-10mins). Cardio will be either an aerobic routine, circuit style or a combo of both (20mins). The toning section consists of upper and lower body exercises including Abs (20 min). Finishing off with a nice relaxing stretch, to get you ready to face the rest of the day. Do I need to be fit to attend Lite n Low? All types of fitness levels are welcome as this is a pressure-free class ideal for those wanting a light paced, low impact workout. Perfect if you are just starting out, carrying excess weight,
recovering from an injury, pregnant, post pregnancy or just wanting a gentle workout. What results will I see from Lite n low class? You will get a good level of cardio fitness, improving your circulation and heart fitness. Muscle toning helps improve your metabolism and bone strength, along with getting a stronger and more stable body. Classes: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10.30am
Mother’s Day OUR GIFT TO MUM
Are you a Mum … or do you have a Mum? We are offering ALL MUM’s an obligation FREE 8 DAYS TRIAL at Health Mates to celebrate Mother’s Day. Included is a FREE introductory exercise session with a qualified trainer to get started. Phone ahead to make your appointment. Also, any Mum who takes up this offer and joins us on a direct debit membership before 31st May will receive a FREE Health Mates sling bag valued at $25!
FREE OFFER! Show this offer at Health Mates to activate your FREE pass
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Only Conditions: Must be a Mum First time users only Available to Members of RWC 8 day pass must start between 12 - 19 May 2013 Be sure to tell your Mum about this special offer!
Health Mates: Helping you relax
Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate HEALTH MATES MASSAGE SERVICES
How do I know if I need a massage? Massage aids in reducing pain from muscle tension and spasm, improves circulation of blood, stimulates your immune system and helps to push toxins out of the body. Most commonly clients come to us for accelerated healing after injury and for relaxation purposes. What do I wear? You will usually be asked to remove your outer garments (keeping on your underwear) once the therapist leaves the room allowing you time to do this. They will give you warm towels to cover up with. Your therapist will want you to feel comfortable and explain everything to you when you arrive.
Which therapist will be best to treat me? Our therapists, Dennis, Melisah, Nick, Sharon and Angela, are all members of the Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS), Australia’s largest professional association of complementary medicine practitioners. They all have many years of experience and are registered with most private health funds, making rebates available (ask about this at your time of booking). If you are after a specific technique (eg: cupping, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage) let us know so we can arrange the most suitable therapist for your needs.
FREE OFFER! Have a massage in May Show this offer at your time of paying to SAVE $10* on your 1 or 1.5 hour massage *First time users only & must be a member of Revesby Workers’ Club Offer valid 1 – 31 May 2013
I am not a member of Health Mates Fitness Centre, can I still have a massage? Absolutely! Any member of Revesby Workers’ is welcome to use our massage services. Just phone for an appointment. To find out more about our massage services visit our website healthmates.com.au
FOR THE FIGHT! Do you have excess kilos to shed? DO YOU WANT TO help fight the cause for Breast Cancer?
STARTS 1 JULY – ENDS 28 OCTOBER We’ve set the goal, but we can’t fight the fight without YOU! As a team we are aiming to lose 500kg by Pink Ribbon Day on 28th October. Men, women, members and non-members of Health Mates all welcome. How does it work? 1. Complete an entry form pledging how many kilos you intend to lose. It might be 3kg, it might be 23kg! You choose. 2. Once you’ve completed your FREE sign-up we’ll arrange your official weigh in (to be done at Health Mates anytime between 1 – 14 July).
3. Each week we’ll email you nutrition and exercise tips to assist you with your weight loss, helping you set small goals along the way. 4. We ask that you weigh in anytime during the first week of every month. This will help you keep on track and help us see how close we are to our 500kg goal.
6. The person who raises the most will win a 3 month membership at Health Mates plus a 5 pack of Personal Training sessions worth $640. 7. Revesby Workers’ Club will match dollar for dollar. So if we raise $1,000, the club will contribute an extra $1,000!
Support the Cancer Council’s research, 5. Ask you friends and family to sponsor prevention and support services for those affected by breast cancer. Free you for every kilo you lose. If you lose entry so you have nothing to lose… 5kg they donate $5. Simple – the more you lose the more you raise for research except those extra kilos! Call or visit us today for an entry form. into breast cancer.
Tree House Crèche
Now open longer! From June 1 the Tree House Crèche will be open longer and available to all Revesby Workers’ Club Members and Guests. Perfect if you want to enjoy a delicious meal at one of our eateries or spend some time in our Health Mates gym. Extended hours will be duringThursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Children will be taken on a first in first served basis. Bookings will not be available. Members: $4 per child. Guests: $6 per child. 3 – 13 years only. New hours start from 1 June For opening dates and times check rwc.org.au or treehousecc.com.au or call 9771 6883.
Thinking of organising a conference, birthday or a special event? Revesby Workers’ offers a selection of fantastic facilities and individually tailored packages to meet your needs. Our professional staff and welcoming atmosphere provide the perfect setting for all functions.
Catering, equipment hire, and Members pricing available. We also have great function packages available at the Sports & Recreation Centre and Revesby Bowling Club.
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For assistance with enquiries contact our Functions Coordinator on 8707 6919 or visit rwc.org.au
Find us online at treehousecc.com.au
We were so lucky the rain stayed away, and we were able to enjoy our planned activities at the centre for our annual beach day. The children arrived in their swimmers all decked out ready for a fun filled day. Sunscreen, hats, rashies, sunnies and coloured zinc was all part of the day. We had so many fun things to do, it was a big decision to know what to do first, but of course the water play was everyone’s favourite. Sandcastles were built, volleyball was played, and surfboards were used to catch waves. The staff used this day as an opportunity to reinforce sun care practices and the importance of wearing appropriate clothing and sunglasses when being outside.
60 very excited Tree House children attended the Wiggles concert at Revesby Workers Club. The children were seated right at the front and had an excellent view. There was lots of laughter, singing and dancing thru out the show. The children all enjoyed this experience and were the best behaved children there. The following day the children were lucky enough to have the Wiggles come over to the front of the centre. They talked to the children and then performed a song for them! Just another great day at The Tree House.
World’s Greatest Shave
The world’s greatest shave was celebrated at the centre as a” funky hair day”. The children arrived with their hair done in some most amazing and unusual styles. Everyone had their hair sprayed with glitter and coloured hair dye. Bradley our teacher also had his hair shaved completely off by Kristy. This produced a lot of laughter from the children as Brad’s hair slowly disappeared. The children all donated a gold coin to this most valuable charity.
The Easter Bunny visits!
What an exciting week the children had leading up to Easter. Easter craft was enjoyed by all. Easter cards and baskets filled with yummy eggs were made to take home and share with family and friends. The preschool and kindy children all made their very own Easter hat to wear at the Easter hat parade. The children enjoyed walking in the parade and showing off their creative art work. It was lovely to see so many friends and families joining us for the parade and afternoon tea on a very hot afternoon.
4 1. The children having a great time on Beach Day 2. Brad and the children celebrating his new hairdo 3. The Wiggles entertaining the children in concert 4. The Easter bunny visits The Tree House
MooneytoMooney Escape MooneyClub Mooney
Biggest Morning Tea PMS 638 PMS 653
Mooney Mooney Club is a little oasis situated on the Central Coast at the end of a peninsula looking over the Hawkesbury River.
OPENING HOURS SUN-THU FRI & SAT
11am – 10pm 11am – 12am
WEEKLY EVENTS MONDAY
Pizza or Pasta $10 dine in only $12.90 take away
WEDNESDAY Promotion from 7pm THURSDAY
Badge Draw from 7pm Jackpot $1,500
Promotion from 6pm
Meat Raffles from 4.30pm
Courtesy BUS Bus transport available for the local area. Ask Reception for a timetable Bookings required - call 9985 9244 5 Kowan Road Mooney Mooney NSW 2083 • 02 9985 9244 32 THE JOURNAL May / JUN / JUL
This year, the Cancer Council is celebrating 20 years of morning teas and have raised an incredible $110 million during that time to help beat cancer. Mooney Mooney Club is getting involved to help the Cancer Council reach this year’s goal of raising $13 million. Your support will raise vital funds for cancer research, prevention and support services. By donating just $5 you can help give a newly diagnosed cancer patient important support and information resources to help them through their cancer journey. $25 can help transport a cancer patient to and from hospital for treatment. Every little bit helps! You’re invited the Mooney Mooney’s Biggest Morning tea to help us support this great cause. Our morning tea will be held on our lawn by the beautiful Hawkesbury River.
Thursday 23 May 9am - 11am Mooney Mooney Club Lawn
Fresh & delicious, modern, innovative cuisines
OPENING HOURS SUNDAY Breakfast 8.30am - 10am
(first Sunday of the month except May)
11.30am - 3pm 5.30pm - 8.30pm
MONDAY - THURSDAY Lunch 12pm - 2.30pm Dinner 5.30pm - 8.30pm FRIDAY - SATURDAY 12pm - 2.30pm Lunch Dinner 5.30 pm - 9pm Bookings essential Between 11am and 8pm PH: 9985 9199
Autumn & Winter If you havenâ€™t already been to our little gem on the Hawkesbury River then you must during the Autumn/Winter months.
Mooney Mooney Club is not only a destination but is perfect for lazy lunches so why not make the day trip to try our new Autumn/Winter Menu? To get the taste buds working try the Sticky Braised Lamb Shank served with Belgium Endive and Spotted Lentils or our sumptuous Hawkesbury River Seafood Chowder. Our menu focuses on fresh produce and quality meats and seafood across a range of dining options from snacks and light meals, right through to the full dining experience. Enjoy the winter months on the stunning Hawkesbury River. New menu will be available from 24 May.
OPEN Mon - Fri 9am - 5:30pm, Sat 9am-12:30pm 2B Brett Street, Revesby NSW 2212 | P: 9772 2066 | F: 9772 2114 | email@example.com | travelscenerevesby.com.au
TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND
NORTHERN HOLLAND & EUROPE
THAILAND & VIETNAM
Celebrate The Sunlander’s 60th Birthday in Cairns
Early Bird Deals for 2014 in Northern Holland & Europe travelling on Avalon Waterways
Azamara Journey through Thailand & Vietnam
Travel aboard The Sunlander on it’s 60th Birthday celebration tour and experience the wonder that is Tropical North Queensland. Starts from $1049* twin share per person Includes: • One-way Queenslander Class Twin Sleeper from Brisbane to Cairns onboard The Sunlander • 3 nights Cairns accommodation at either Discovery Hotel Cairns, Pacific International Cairns, Park Regis Cairns, Shangri-La The Marina Cairns. • Full Day Outer Reef Cruise with Reef Magic. • Return Classic Kuranda Experience. *Twin share price is based on low season rates, valid for sale till 30 June 2013 unless sold out before. For travel between 01 June 2013 and 30 June 2013, subject to change and availability.
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Save $1000 per couple Tulips of Northern Holland • 8 days from Amsterdam to Amsterdam • Now only from $2008* • 30 Mar 2014 Category E cabin Magnificent Europe • 15 days from Amsterdam to Budapest • Now only from $3999* • 21 Dec. 2014 Category E cabin *Valid for new bookings to 30/06/13 or until sold out. Offers can be withdrawn or modified at any time without notice.
04 January 2014 Starts from $5739* twin share per person Includes: • Economy class airfare to Singapore and returning from Hong Kong flying Singapore Airlines • 2 night pre-cruise accommodation in Singapore (Park Hotel Clarke Quay incl. breakfast, or similar) • 15 night cruise onboard AZAMARA JOURNEY from Singapore> Ko Samui > Bangkok(Klong Toey) > Ho Chi Minh City > Hue (Danang) > Hanoi (Halong Bay) > Hong Kong • All main meals, entertainment & gratuities onboard • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees & teas, select standard spirits, international *beers & wines onboard • 2 night post-cruise accommodation in Hong Kong (Intercontinental Grand Stanford incl. breakfast, or similar) • Private transfers throughout • Port charges, government fees and air taxes *Valid for sale till 31 July 2013, or until sold out prior (availability is limited)
Hair Necessities Walk out feeling fab!
HAIR DRESSER Cuts | Colour | Foils | Perms
Treatments | Styling | Formals We also do Spray tans & Make-up
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2B Brett Street, Revesby NSW 2212
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SUMMER ESCAPE! Amazing holidays, amazing members’ discounts!
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY UNITS SUSSEX INLET, FINGAL BAY & URUNGA
As in the past the Revesby Workers’ Club will hold a ballot for the Christmas School Holiday periods. Members may apply for any or all of the following dates: Sat 21 Dec 2013 to Sat 28 Dec 2013
Sat 28 Dec 2013 to Sat 11 Jan 2014
Sat 11 Jan 2014 to Sat 25 Jan 2014 to Sat 25 Jan 2014 Sat 01 Feb 2014
PLEASE NOTE: A combination of one week and two week periods have been allocated.
If you wish to participate in the Ballot applications will be available at the Main Reception Desk of the Club from Wednesday 1 May 2013. Applications close 5pm Friday 28 June 2013. • Entry in the ballot will only be accepted if completed on the official application form provided.
• A separate application form must be completed for each date and resort required. • Incomplete applications will not be entered in the ballot. The Ballot will be drawn on Club premises Thursday 25 July 2013 on completion of the Badge Draw. Winners will be notified by mail.
GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS
For more details or bookings, contact Janelle Harris on 9772 2100 or visit www.rwc.org.au 35
See rwc.org.au for more information
at Revesby Bowlo Think you could give Shannon Noll a run for his money? Fancy yourself as the next Ricki-Lee? Then get yourself down to the Revesby Bowlo for what is sure to be a fun-filled night!
8pm last Friday of REVESBY the month BOWLINGCLUB
Revesby Bowling Club
1 Spence Street, Revesby NSW 2212 Ph: 9773 6752 Mon 11am–8pm Tues 11am–11pm Wed 11am–9pm Thurs 11am–10pm Fri 11am–11pm Sat 9am–10pm Sun 9am–8pm Closing times are at the discretion of Management
Barefoot BOWLS REVESBY
Have your next party, celebration or function on the greens. Challenge your friends, family or work colleagues to a fun and friendly game of lawn bowls at one of our two bowling clubs.
at Revesby Bowlo & SPORT AND REC
It doesn’t matter if you’re never played before - we’ll give your group a demonstration and explain the rules before you play. And why not make a party of it by taking advantage of our BBQ facilities or booking sports & one of our function packages. For more information check our website rwc.org.au.
Available at both
sports & recreation centre
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Sport & Rec Club
22 Homelea Ave, Panania NSW 2213 Ph: 8707 6955 Mon 3pm–7pm Tues 3pm–7pm Wed 12pm–9pm Thurs 12pm–9pm Fri 1pm–10pm Sat 9am–10pm Sun 9am–7pm Closing times are at the discretion of Management
Sign up for enews at rwc.org.au
Behind THE SCENES 2
World’s Greatest Shave in aid of the Leukaemia Foundation The World’s Greatest Shave has come and gone for 2013, and we acknowledge the efforts of staff to assist in raising money for this worthwhile cause. Whilst some staff went a different hair colour for the day, others went to the scalp! This year those involved in the event had planned their own outside fundraising teams, so staff at RWC assisted their team mates and raised money by holding a morning and afternoon tea on Friday 15 March.
Sustainability Today Shapes Tomorrow, that’s our staff motto on taking ownership for thinking green and is the principle that umbrellas our sustainability aspirations.
As a Community Club, we know what is expected of us in terms of re-using, recycling and reducing our ‘carbon footprint’. Many of our aspirations have already been realised, such as the installation of 193 solar panels at our Mooney Mooney Club that is expected to reduce our carbon emissions by 64 tons per year. In 2011 we built a 250,000 litre water tank below the multistorey car park at RWC that will irrigate the 15,000 plants we have planned for our redeveloped premises. We know that our efforts cannot succeed without the understanding, purpose and action from our staff, and we are committed to training and developing them to assist us in reaching our sustainability aspirations.
Photos 1 & 2: Brooke from Health Mates Fitness Centre raising more than awareness for the ‘WGS’. Photos 3 & 4: Brad from the Tree House Childcare Centre doing his best to raise money and not scare the children.
Photo 5: Construction of the 250,000 litre water tank.
Sports REPORTS INTERCLUB ORGANISATIONS ATHLETICS – SENIOR Ian Lister ATHLETICS – JUNIOR Christine Butters AUSTRALIAN NATIVE ORCHID CLUB Don Roberts BASEBALL Darrin Street BASKETBALL Phil Hudson Rhond Butt BILLIARDS & SNOOKER Jean Apter BOWLS – MIXED INDOOR Jean Reichart BOWLS – LADIES INDOOR Joyce Rowe BOWLS – MENS LAWN Ray Hopkins BOWLS – LADIES LAWN Lyn Gallant BRIDGE Gaye Allen CRICKET Ray Benham DARTS Dean Semlitzky DOMINOES Colin Suttle EUCHRE Gaye Roscarel FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS Carney Vaughan FISHING Dean Semlitzky FOOTBALL (SOCCER) Claire Geary FOOTBALL - LADIES (SOCCER) Claire Geary GARDEN Noreen Nolan GOLF – LADIES Ann Agnew GOLF – MENS Phil Kilazoglou HOCKEY – WOMENS Alison O’Dwyer MARINE RESCUE Merv Collins Mooney Mooney Bowls Club Neil King Mooney Mooney Fishing Club Karen Goldrick NETBALL Kellie McFarlane PHYSIE & DANCE Rhondda Young RBC DARTS COMPETITION John Taylor RBC BOWLS - MENS Dave Roberts RBC BOWLS - WOMENS Beryl Harmer REVESBY LADIES GROUP Phyllis Aldridge SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE Club Administration SCRABBLE Gordon Meggs SMALL BOATS FISHING CLUB Peter Taylor SOFTBALL Karen Rushton SPEARFISHING Brad Montague SWIMMING Bronwyn Hatzis TENNIS - JUNIOR Adele English TENNIS - SOCIAL Ray MacArthur TOASTMASTERS Roy Ashpole WELFARE CO-ORDINATOR Janelle Harris
athletics Liaison Director: John Rodwell Our season has now concluded with the track at The Ridge being resurfaced and upgraded during the winter months for next summer. The Cross County season has just commenced with a new category of runner being introduced being the “Community runner” For $50, adults can run throughout the season with our club at all our club cross country events and be part of the cross country community. 38 THE JOURNAL May / JUN / JUL
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Toni Cronk Revesby Workers’ Hockey Club Alum Toni Maree Cronk (born 27 March 1980 in Bankstown) is a field hockey goalkeeper, who started playing hockey with Revesby Workers’ club at the age of 10 in 1990. Toni went on to make her debut for the Australian women’s national team in October 2001 in the test series against New Zealand. Toni was a member of the Hockeyroos at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, and a traveling reserve for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Toni also competed in both the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games wining Gold at both. Toni is the only member of the Hockeyroos who played at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens to play in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Toni is currently goal keeper for the Australian Hockeyroos and was recently inducted into the Bankstown Sporting Hall of Fame. She also recieved the Hockey NSW Women’s player of the year award. We would like to congratulate Toni for her wonderful achievements and have no doubt she is inspiring many generations of hockey players from Revesby Workers’ Hockey Club and all around Australia.
The club is also offering a special community “family discount” of $50 per adult and $5 per child U/18. All Revesby Workers Little A’s athletes remember you can register as a “Dual Athlete” for free and compete for Illawong at all State Cross Country events. We are offering a 50% discount on uniforms to all Revesby Workers’ members that join during the Cross country season. Go to our website www.illawongathletics. org.au/senior to see when the next cross country run is on and join in. Ian Lister
Toni in action at the London 2012 Olympic Games
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AUSTRALIAN NATIVE ORCHID CLUB Liaison Director: John Rodwell April is the start of another year for the members of the Revesby Workers Australian Native Orchid Club with the Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday, 24 April, 2013. After many months of planning and organizing, the event ‘Gardening for Everyone’ was successfully held at the RWC on Tuesday, 19 March, 2013. This event, now in its fourth year, is organized jointly by the Revesby Workers’ Australian Native Orchid and Garden Clubs and is sponsored by the Revesby Workers Club as part of Seniors’ Week. Over 200 participants enjoyed the guest speakers - Paul Bester who spoke on the wide range of fertilizers available from Neutrog Fertilizers, Neville Roper gave an interesting talk on the various ways of growing Australian native orchids in backyards and Masae Ako and her assistants provided an insight into Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arranging, producing a wide variety of examples of their fine art.. Those in attendance had an enjoyable morning tea and the event was concluded with the drawing of the donated lucky door prizes. ‘Gardening for Everyone’ has become a popular part of Seniors’ Week and RWC members are encouraged to participate in future years. The Revesby Workers Australian Native Orchid Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from April to November. Visitors are always welcome, as are new members. With the many alterations at the RWC at the present time and in planning in the near future, please contact the undersigned on 9771 5474 or Ian Lawson on 9773 6047, to find out the venue if you would like to attend a monthly meeting. Good growing Don Roberts President.
BaSEBALL Liaison Director: Christine Benham www.revesbyworkersbaseball.com After an aggressive recruitment drive during pre-season we are very excited to announce that the Revesby Workers’ Baseball Club has registered three teams for the 2013 St George Baseball Association Competition. A total of 34 players have signed on this year for what is shaping up to be a ripper season. We retained 18 players from last season and would like to welcome all 16 new players that have joined us this year. All three teams have a good mix of enthusiastic youth and experienced veterans that will help develop three strong and competitive sides.
We have held a number of practice sessions thus far and the team is bonding well. The weather has been fantastic and training has been good fun. Although we have a couple of rookies that have joined us this year they are learning quickly and enjoying themselves. I am very happy with a number of team members who have shown that they may be big hitters. These guys will prove to be valuable during those tight games.
We recommend new players to the game take part in the ‘Learn to Play’ program that is run by Bankstown stadium on most afternoons which will then give children confidence to join a team.
Unfortunately our good friend and team mate, Norm Perry, will not be playing this year but is, as always, very generous with his time and knowledge. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Norm for the use of his “Field of Dreams” for our practice sessions again this season.
The season will commence on the weekend of the 6th & 7th of April. Please join me in wishing the Revesby Workers Baseball Club’s fifth, seventh and eighth grade teams the best of luck for the 2013 baseball season. If you wish to follow the team’s progress through-out the year just take a look at our website where you can read the weekly game reports, track our climb up the competition ladder and check out some of the photos of the guys in action. Special Note: For the youngsters, Norm Perry holds T-Ball practice at his “Field of Dreams” at Panania, each Saturday from 9.30am to 12pm. All equipment is supplied and light refreshments available. All you have to do is turn up on the day and enjoy a little sunshine and see your kids learn some ball skills, team work and citizenship from the best in the business. Fady Karam, Vice President, RWC Baseball Club
BaSKETBALL Liaison Director: Christine Benham The summer season was finalised with a number of our teams making it through to the grand final. The division 1 women’s team played a hard fought game which went into overtime but eventually lost the battle by 2 points. Well done ladies on the great match.
New players are always made welcome and all enquires can be made on the following - Email: Basketball@rwc.org.au Rhonda Butt on 0402 015 547 or Phil Hudson on 0414 189 482. .....................................................................................
Bowls – INDOOR (ladies) Liaison Director: Ian Stromborg Extra results at rwc.org.au/sports-reports The Annual General Meeting was held 27 February 2013. The following Officers were elected: President: Joy Rowe Vice President: Gwen Dewey Secretary: Joy Rowe Treasurer: Phyl Merrell Publicity Officer: Roma Stiles Committee: June Ryan, Marie Rogers, Joy Dalton. New members are most welcome please contact Joy Rowe, President, on 9543 2324. Regards, Roma
Bowls – Lawn (ladies) Liaison Director: Ian Stromborg Extra results at rwc.org.au/sports-reports We have had a busy four months since the Christmas Break. On Australia Day we held our annual celebrations. As we only had one green available it was full of players from our ladies and men’s clubs with some visitors from other clubs. We enjoyed a morning game of bowls followed by lunch which was our typical Aussie Day Tucker – meat pies, damper, and lamingtons.
All of our junior teams performed extremely well over this season and we look forward to continued success.
In February and into March we played the Fours Championship and the winners were: M. Holloway, H. Church, F. Haddon, D. Hopkins. The Georges River District conducted a 2 bowl Triple Pennants (in lieu of the State Pennants) which was run for 5 weeks during March – Our Silver 2 Team which consisted of M. Farrugia, F. Haddon, J. O’Brien, R. Randall, R. Cottingham, M. Pullen were the winners of this section and with a playoff with the winners of Silver 1 we won the Silver section trophy.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the current parents for the support they give their children and the club by assisting with coaching, managing and bench duties. Your help is always appreciated. The club will continue to prosper with the support of players, parents and of course the RWC.
Upcoming events • 12 May - Mother’s Day • 23 May - Biggest Morning Tea • 27 June – President’s/Officers/ Delegates Day. • 11 July – Diabetic Day • 18 July – Annual General Meeting • 28 July – Christmas in July Mixed Bowls.
During the last season we had some of our club members reach major milestones and we congratulate them on their achievement and their loyalty.
Sports Reports Any ladies wishing to take up bowls are most welcomed and should contact our Secretary Lyn Gallant 9771 5994. Margaret Pullen Publicity Officer .....................................................................................
Bowls – Lawn (ladies) Spence St Liaison Director: Ian Stromborg A Veterans Day hosted by the Georges River District Women’s Bowling Association will be held at the Mt Lewis WBC on 22nd April 2013. A morning tea will be served at 10am, with lunch available at a cost of $15. Badges for 80 year old Veterans and 90 year old Super Veterans will be presented. A mixed bowling day will be held on 17th May 2013 with proceeds going to the Cancer Council. Homemade goodies will be available for morning tea at 10.15am, a gold coin donation is requested. A salad lunch at a cost of $10 will be served. There will be trading tables and a monster raffle with tickets; 3 for $2 or 9 for $5. All money raised will be combined with proceeds raised at Panania after the Biggest Morning Tea on 23rd May 2013. A mixed bowling day for the Diabetes Charity will be held on 4th July 2013. Organisation will be in the same manner as the Cancer Charity Day. Donations of saleable items, plants and such like would be welcome. Your assistance to help these charities is much appreciated. I hope that you enjoyed a great Easter with your family and friends. Beryl Harmer .....................................................................................
Bowls – Lawn (mens) Liaison Director: Ian Stromborg The final of the fours championship was decided in March & resulted in a win for D. Kerry, R. Campbell, S. Jessop & F. Schocher, over K. Sayers, D. Roberts, L. Wilson & G. Wilson. They won 25-10 after leading 15-1 early in the game. The end of daylight saving saw the end of our twilight bowls in March. Our thanks go to Denis Gallant & his hard working committee & volunteers who turn up each Friday night to cater for these games. Special mention to Gordon & Doug for the execution of their duties. The attendances were a little disappointing & apart from our little band of loyal ladies & gents who turn up each night, a lot of their fellow members were not to be seen. A lot of hard work goes into organizing these nights. Lets hope for better attendances next summer, when we will be backing up once more. The final of the Major & Minor pairs was played on Sunday 7 April at Homelea Ave. The Major pairs was a really great match of a very high standard between worthy opponents, & resulted in a win for Lindsay 40 THE JOURNAL May / JUN / JUL
Murray & Peter Chown over Wayne Smith & Doug Hawkins, 22-13, the winners who combined really well, led 10-1 in the early stages, but were held to 12-12 in the last half of the match. A good fight back by Wayne & Doug, who have come from behind before , but the damage was done at the start, too much to make up on such a class act.Congratulations to both teams. The Minor pairs was also a very good match & went to Scott Baxter & Ken Sayers over Glenn Miller (no not that one) & Ron Hastie. Scott & Ken led all the way after going to the front early, but had to survive a late charge by Glenn & Ron, but held them out for a 17-13 win. A good game between good mates. Congratulations. Now its into the Majors from here on fellas. Merv Elder Publicity Officer ....................................................................................
CRICKET Liaison Director: Christine Benham Well the 2012-13 summer season has wound up – and it was another great season for Revesby Workers Cricket Club! We celebrated the Club’s 50th season, holding a Super 8’s Day in February at Marco Reserve, with past and present players, families and friends. We also held a 50th Anniversary Dinner in the Whitlam Room, with sumptuous food, entertainment and special guest speaker, former Australian paceman, Len Pascoe. It was a great night to catch up with past and present players and supporters. A book detailing the Cricket Club’s history and an anniversary memento were distributed to all in attendance on the night. Prior to the Christmas break, the weather had been much dryer than in recent seasons, with the hard ground contributing to some great innings. PostChristmas, there were many washouts, meaning very little cricket was played in the lead-up to the semi-finals. We fielded 15 teams in competitive cricket, and 3 in the very young non-competitive cricket. 11 of the teams finished in the top four in their grades, with 8 progressing to their grand finals! These were the A Grade 1 (Minor Premiers), B Grade Maroon, C Grade Maroon, C Reserve White (Minor Premiers), U14, U13 (Minor Premiers), U12 and U10s. Congratulations to Anthony Murphy and his B Grade Maroon team on winning the B Grade premiership, mainly through the efforts of the young players in the team who were playing only their second season out of juniors. Congratulations to the Under 13s, coached by Matt O’Leary, and assisted by Chris Caccamo on winning their premiership. This was very much deserved as the team went through the season undefeated. Now we have the Masters Cup (Over 35s Super 8s) keeping
us busy through the winter and it won’t be long before we start signing on for the next summer comp! See you on Sundays in August at the Sports & Rec Centre, Homelea Ave Panania from 10am til noon! Christine Benham .....................................................................................
Darts Club Liaison Director: Terry Semlitzky Extra results at rwc.org.au/sports-reports Contacts for the Darts are President Dean Semlitzky, Secretary Terry Semlitzky, Captains Andrew Gregory/Paul Sillato. The AGM was held in February and the following were the elected officers for 2013. President - Dean Semlitzky, Vice President - Trevor Bligh, Secretary: Terry Semlitzky, Assist Sec - Paul Sillato, Treasurer: Sue Semlitzky, Publicity: Terry Semlitzky, Dart Captains: Andrew Gregory & Paul Sillato, Vice Captains Mitch Wise, Phil Larkin, Alan Woods, Tony Martire, Chris Andronicus, Cindy Heyhoe. The Dart Club conduct a game of Drawn Doubles every Thursday night in the Sports Bar. This open to members & visitors and you don’t have to be a champion. There are meat trays for 1st, 2nd & 3rd, there is mens & ladies highest score and a lucky door prize. This is raffle night and members badge draw, so amble down to The Sports Bar and have your name submitted prior to 8pm. There is a game of drawn doubles at The Sport & Recreation Club for members & visitors, the 1st Friday in the month, names in by 6pm. The following are results: 4/1 1st Kevin, Sue, 2nd Terry, Chad, ½ 1st Trevor, Lyn, 2nd Jacko, Reg, 1/3 Steve, Phil, 2nd Craig, Monique, 5/4 1st Craig, Chris, 2nd Monique, Phil. Revesby Workers will be staging the Masters Dart games in June, this is one of the four venues for the year, Workers have a team participating in this tournament. Workers sent their team to Dubbo in March for this event, but were down the ladder in the final results, we look forward to the next series. The Bankstown comp has started and we have 6 teams participating in this event “X. Topps” Terry Semlitzky .....................................................................................
DOMINO Club Liaison Director: Terry Semlitzky Extra results at rwc.org.au/sports-reports The committee of the Domino Club is as follows: President - Robert Murray, Vice President - Fred Cole, Secretary/Treasurer - Colin Suttle, Committee: Robert Murray, Colin Suttle, Fred Cole and Daryl Heaton The Domino’s play every Sunday morning in the Lounge and is open to members and visitors. All welcome.
Sports Reports Welcome to new members Marion and Eric Tucker. Fred Cole and Bertha Podobransky have had stints in hospital but are both recovering, looking forward to them gracing the beige again, back at the club. “Double Blank” Terry Semlitzky
Fishing Club Liaison Director: Terry Semlitzky Extra results at rwc.org.au/sports-reports Revesby has 3 Fishing Clubs operating from their 3 venues and all members and guests are welcome to participate in their outings. Charter Boat Main Club Fishing departs from Wollongong. Contact Dean Semlitzky 0413 292 337 Revesby Bowling Club Small Boats Contact Peter Taylor 0408 403 337 Mooney Mooney Hawks Fishing Club Contact Karen Goldrick 9985 9406 Fishing Club contacts: President Chris Andronicus, Secretary Dean Semlitzky, Treasurer/Reef Capt Terry Semlitzky. The Charter Boat outings are held on the 2nd Sunday of the month, aboard the Jenny Lou, departing Wollongong Harbour. There is a list for interested members on the Fisho’s noticeboard in the Sports Bar, if any member misses out on the ballot, they will be eligible for the next trip, providing they re-submit, or OK their names. The Fisho’s Annual General Meeting was held in the club, Tuesday 19 February. The following are the committee for 2013. President - Chris Andronicus, V/ Pres - Mal Hutchinson, Jr/V/Pres - Charlie Grima, Secretary - Dean Semlitzky,, Treasurer - Terry Semlitzky, Reef Captain - Terry Semlitzky, Dep/Reef Cap - Jack Innis, Publicity/Returning Officer - Terry Semlitzky. We need starters for the charter boat, 2nd Sunday in the month, make sure you have your names down. “Barry Mundy” Terry Semlitzky .....................................................................................
Football (Soccer) Liaison Director: Dennis Hayward Revesby Workers FC started the season strongly on the first weekend in April, with over 400 members in 32 teams (14 senior and 16 junior teams) from Grade 6 to premier league. There are limited vacancies still available in some grades, including Grade 8, Grade 9, 16 Girls, All Age Ladies 1 and All Age Men. We are very proud to have a PL 1st Grade squad following our success in the 2nd Grade last year and we invite everyone to come and watch our pinnacle teams in action at Marco Reserve every other
Saturday afternoon. We were successful in obtaining a Bankstown Council grant to run a first aid course for coaches and managers and this will commence with 16 participants in May. We are also celebrating 50 years of the Football Club in 2013 – look out for details of upcoming activities. www.revesbyworkersfc.com.au Claire Geary .....................................................................................
Golf (ladies) Liaison Director: John Rodwell Extra results at rwc.org.au/sports-reports The Ladies golf club provides an opportunity for woman to get an additional game of golf on a Saturday morning. Ladies who play golf can learn the rules and etiquette of golf, while playing a social game. Future events • April 6 Yvonne Dwyer Trophy at Sefton Golf Course • April 20 Stroke and putts at Sefton Golf Course • May 4 Stableford at Fairfield Golf Course • May 18 Championships commence at Woodville Golf course Come along and join the fun. New members are always welcome. Revesby Workers Ladies Golf plays every second Saturday. The games are held at Sefton, Hudson Park, Fairfield, Woodville, and Auburn Golf Club Ring the Secretary Ann for more information 4625 9115 or Diane 9822 8940 Happy golfing. Diane Wills Publicity Officer
Golf (MENS) Liaison Director: John Rodwell With only four games during the first two months, the first quarter to 2013 finished with a jam packed number of games in March. Both the 2BBB Championship and individual Match plays are now under-way with the finals expected to be played out by the end of April. The winners are too numerous to mention in this short article, so readers are invited to visit our brand new web site at www.rwcmensgolf.org for more information about our Club and scheduled events, as well as view photos of the winners and read short synopsis of each days event. Special thanks must go to the Club’s President, John Varrica, for the design, implementation and on-going maintenance of the new web site. In other areas, the Committee has been working hard off the field, the highlight being the successful Presentation Night held at Revesby Workers Club on 23rd March. Quite remarkably, 28 players showed up early next morning for a game of golf at The Ridge golf course near
Menai. By the end of the long hot day, most players were legless, though the cause of their condition was subject to much debate and further drinking. It was good to see the return of Greg Jones at the Presentation Night with his new hip replacement. Greg asked for the ìTitanium Tiger Hipî which spins quicker with more thrust, however, the Doctor was unable to give him a guarantee on performance. The next couple of months will see high profile events coming online, in particular, the grudge match against Goulburn Workers Golf Club at Goulburn, the Merv Pell Intra-Club match (Revesby, Mounties, Blacktown and Cabramatta) and the three day trip away to Cypress Lakes golf course in the Hunter Valley (booked out with 28 players going). Another highly popular event is the annual challenge between the golfers and bowlers at RWC Bowls club in June. Whilst the slick bowling green may be akin to some of the golf greens faced, the golfers need to adjust to the big ball and use their hand and not their putter if they want to succeed and win. In any event, the food and drinks provided makes the whole day a winner. And don’t forget a couple of BBQs are coming up after the golf game to make the day just that more satisfying for a Revesby Workers Mens Golf member, so happy golfing. Phil White & Ken Little (Publicity Officers) .....................................................................................
Hockey (Womens) Liaison Director: Dennis Hayward After a well deserved summer break Revesby Worker’s Hockey Club is ready to roll for the 2013 season. This season sees a lot of new blood entering the club which will be exciting to watch how this impacts on results. We had a successful pre season winning the majority of our games, it was a great opportunity for the team to get back into the swing of things but also with all the new faces it gave the team a chance to have a practice together before the SWHL season starts. The season commences at the start of April and we always welcome support so if you would like to come cheer us on head to the website www.rwhc.info or like us on facebook to keep up to date with the match schedule and results. We also continue to welcome new players so if you would like to play hockey for Revesby don’t hesitate to contact Di Hawking, (Coach) on 0419204688. Amelia Hesketh Publicity Officer
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ladies group Liaison Director: Christine Butters The Revesby Ladies Group held its AGM on March 13. Election of office bearers was held and most office bearers were elected unopposed. Pat Hagarty is a welcome addition to the Committee and will be arranging morning teas in the Macarthur Room. The previous incumbent, Wendy Peoples, stepped down from the position due to family commitments, and we thank her for her contribution. After the meeting we held our 30th Anniversary celebrations with a luncheon in the Bel Cibo Restaurant at the Revesby Workers’ Club. This was attended by 50 members and guests, who enjoyed a lovely meal provided by the restaurant. The highlight of the luncheon was a speech made by our guest speaker Alison Miller. Alison founded the Group 30 years ago, and gave a very informative dissertation on the establishment, aims and evolution of the Group, which included interesting anecdotes on other members who were involved in the establishment of the group. Joan Healey and Phyllis Aldridge were announced by our liasion officer Christine Butters as two life members for their valuable work over a number of years. Bev Spring Coordinator
NETBALL Liaison Director: Dennis Hayward Our season is well under way and we are off to another great year with our enrolment evening being well attended. We have registered two fun net teams, eight junior teams and nine senior teams. The lucky draw was won by Darcy McLachlan who will have her fees reimbursed. We are very fortunate that several of our players have chosen to take on coaching roles with Bronte and Mikayla Kent, April Martin, Jordan McLachlan and Tanya Ireland already completing the Development Coaching course earlier in March. Jasmin Williams has also commenced training and we wish all the girls a fun and successful year. Our umpires will be guided this year by Melleah Cummings and there will be a couple of umpire camps being run to help and grow the confidence of our clubs umpires. We will again be supporting the clubs charity, the Special Care Nursery at Bankstown Hospital with the aim to purchase a humidcrib and a hot cot. Please help out where you can. Here are a few dates for your diary; • 27 May - General Meeting 42 THE JOURNAL May / JUN / JUL
• 11 May - Mothers Day raffle drawn • 15 June - Chocolate money due • 28 June - Charity Bucket day • 27th July - Family Bingo night • Sept/Oct School Holidays - Broken Hill Sporting Exchange Cathy Ireland
Marine Rescue – HAWKESBURY Liaison Director: Dennis Hayward Statistics: Year to March Vessels assisted People moved to safety
2013 (2012) 39 (19) 111 (36)
In spite of, or because of, weather not particularly favorable to family boating over this period, vessels assisted were up over 100% of those helped in 2012 and persons moved to safety increased by 285% for the first quarter of 2013. Our entry to the New Year was not the best. On Boxing Day while transiting to Sydney Harbour to assist with the Hobart start, our main rescue vessel (HW10) was overturned. The 3 crew were in the water for 2 hours till they were recovered by a passing cruiser. They remained with the upturned vessel but were severely buffeted by the rough seas. They have received intensive counseling through an inter- service arrangement with the RFS, and our own unit Padre. Mental scars have been cured; however, one member is still wearing plastic casts on both lower limbs, but is able to walk without crutches. The repairs to HW10 were estimated to be over $100,000. The executive have decided to accept an offer of a cash settlement from the insurers and have sold the hull in an “as is” condition. A 7 metre fiberglass Cat loan replacement (PJ21) has been obtained from Sydney. We have decided to purchase this vessel and Marine Rescue NSW Head Office has undertaken to cover the cost of refurbishing the craft. In March the Central Coast Outrigger Canoe Club approached, us with a request to supply and manage the safety aspects of their 2 day State Titles Regatta between Patonga and Pretty Beach. We would normally allow a minimum of 6 weeks to put the logistics in place for such an event. This time we had 8 days from the request to the event. With our Special Events Coordinator cruising somewhere north of Australia, Deputy Unit Commander Ken Edwards stepped in for an intensive week of organizing. After the very successful event he was heard to say, “No, I do not want to take over the full job – ever”. New members are always welcome. No experience is required. We will train you. Contact Ken Edwards on 9985 9012 or 0412 320 116 Barry McGrath Search & Rescue Co-ordinator
Physie and dance Liaison Director: Dennis Hayward The Revesby Workers Physie and Dance girls have been hard at work learning their new syllabus of work for the year. Competitions aren’t too far away with our first interclub being held in August and Champion Girl and teams in September. We recently had a stall at Revesby Markets where the girls spent the day performing, we had a wonderful day and enjoyed meeting many new people. For more information please check out our website: revesbyworkersphysieanddance.com Tamara Jurinic Publicity Officer ....................................................................................
Small Boats Fishing Club Liaison Director: Terry Semlitzky The weather has not been the most accommodating but we have our keen fisho’s in the club still going out and bringing in the fish. Our March comp showed the best results with 21 fish being weighed in Deep Sea and BRE categories. Two of the largest fish - Karl Cooper weighing in a 2kg Mowong and Pat Martin 1.2kg Flathead. Our comp is from financial year to financial year. Presentation day is at the end of June and two weeks after AGM. Anyone looking at joining contact the President Peter Taylor for further details and come on down on the AGM which is held at the RWC Spence Street location. Alternatively contact the Spence street location for the AGM date. Why not become part of the committee and put your name down to be an active part of the club, two weeks prior to the AGM. Easy going people, family orientated and good location. Regards, Lisa Ward ....................................................................................
Snooker Club Liaison Director: Terry Semlitzky Extra results at rwc.org.au/sports-reports The club conducts a social game of drawn doubles every Monday in the Sports Bar, names to be submitted by 5.30pm, with prizes for the winners and runners up. There are also lucky door prizes, so come along for an enjoyable afternoon. “Screwball” Terry Semlitzky
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SPearfishing Liaison Director: Christine Butters As summer fades away and the autumn mornings get that clean fresh feel, there is some great diving to be had as winter settles in. Andrew and Nic picked up some nice Kingfish off the Maroubra headland on a rewarding late afternoon dive. The South Coast was a mixed bag, clean water, dirty water and cold. Boat problems (for Gary and Mario) and the fish were hard to find no matter how many times you went up and down. It did pay off with Troy winning the most Meritorious Fish, a thumper Bream, 1.2 kg. Ric took home the largest fish for the weekend with a nice Kingfish. On the Club front we have a first Aid and Resuscitation course being held at the Coledale SLSC on 10 May followed by refreshments and BBQ, don’t miss it - it could be a life saver. Last but not least, the new club t-shirts featuring the all new “WORKERS” Logo thanks to our very own award winning mullti talented Andrew Hambly. Andrew is new to the club and has picked up competition spearfishing very quickly, giving some of the old hands a catch up. If you are interested in diving some great locations on the South Coast and want to learn or improve your Spearfishing in good company give us a call. Brad 0438510146 or Troy 0438501812 Sign up to our new Face book page, Revesby- Workers-Spearfishing-club Brad
Sport & Rec Club Liaison Directors: Terry Semlitzky / Chris Benham Any enquiries for booking the club for your party ring RWC or call Kerrie at Sport & Rec, 8707 6955 . There have been some enjoyable Barefoot Bowls Parties recently. This is available to sporting bodies members and visitors, there is a minor charge to participate and a menu available if catering is required.
function. A notable function was the 60th birthday for Barry Butters, a surprise and had him lost for words. This is a great venue for private functions There is change in the operating hours early in the week, but the club will remain open for patrons. “Fibro Fan-atics” Terry Semlitzky ....................................................................................
Tennis (juniors) Liaison Director: Dennis Hayward The Revesby Workers Elite Player Award is an Annual Award that is offered by Revesby Workers Club with the advice/ assistance of the Canterbury Bankstown Tennis Association (CBTA).
Get involved with our Sport Clubs! Want to get involved in your community? Join one of our Sporting Clubs! Whether you want to get fit, have fun or make great friends, there is something for everybody! Just contact the club liasion for more information about any club and meeting times (contact details are on the front page of the reports) See some of our sporting club members in action below.
The applications are made in writing and a selection Committee takes into account the following criteria: a) Outstanding tennis achievements b) Demonstrated Sportsmanship c) Active support of CBTA and their District which includes : Commitment to future and past CBTA activities, including, but not limited to Competitions, Tournaments and participation in Interdistrict competition. There were quite a few applications this year and the selection committee were unable to separate two nominees, Simon Albrecht and John Nolan. The unanimous decision was to give the award jointly to them both. (See photo with Dennis Hayward, Director, giving their awards). Both these young men fitted the criteria above and have proved their commitment to their tennis career; they have played in and represented their district since they starting playing tennis at an early age. The Award from the Revesby Workers Club will help them in expenses involved in participating in tournaments and in continuing to improve their tennis careers. They are great ambassadors for the Revesby Workers Club and the CBTA. Adele English RWC Junior Tennis Club President
The Friday Night Darts are attracting good crowds, these are held on the first Friday of the month and are run on a very social basis, so come along for a good night. Juniors are most welcome to participate, if accompanied by Mum or Dad. The Cricketers fully supported the Fibro and we congratulate them on the amount of teams they had in the finals and grand finals. We look forward to their next season, the Fibro needs support from our sporting bodies. There were plenty of Birthdays, Break-ups and BBQ’s over the festive season, let’s keep it going. It’s a great facility for any
Help change the world We welcome all new members
7pm Wednesday Nights Revesby Workers’ Club www.revesbywirrimbirrarotary.org
Top: Physie Club showing off their skills. Middle: Simon Albrecht and John Nolan recieving RWC Tennis Club’s Elite Player Award from Director Dennis Hayward. Bottom: Spearfishing catch from an afternoon dive at Maroubra headland.
REVESBY WORKERS’ CLUB Reception 9772 2100 Box Office 9772 2100 Every Day 9am – 6am
Wed & Thu 5.30 – 9.30pm Fri 12 – 9.30pm Sat 5.30 – 9.30pm Sun – Tue Closed FAMILY TABLE
Lunch Daily Dinner Daily
11.30am – 2.30pm 5pm – 9pm
SPICE GARDEN NOODLE BAR
Sun – Wed 11.30am – 10pm Thu – Sat 11.30am – 12am JAVA LOUNGE
Sun – Wed 9am – 10pm Thu – Sat 9am – 12am HEALTH MATES Phone 8707 6930 Mon – Thu 5:30am – 10pm Fri 5:30am – 9pm Sat & Sun 7am – 7pm THE TREE HOUSE Phone 9771 6883 Mon – Fri 7am – 6.30pm HAIR NECESSITIES Phone 9773 9087 Mon & Tue 9am – 5.30pm Wed 9am – 8pm Thu & Fri 9am – 5.30pm Sat 8am – 1pm TRAVELSCENE Phone 9772 2066 Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm Sat 9am – 12.30pm REVESBY BOWLING CLUB Phone 9773 6752 Mon 11am – 8pm Tues 9am – 11pm Wed 11am – 9pm Thu 11am – 10pm 11am – 11pm Fri 9am – 10pm Sat Sun 9am – 8pm PANANIA SPORTS & REC Phone 8707 6955 Mon & Tue 3 – 7pm Wed & Thu 12 – 9pm Fri 1 – 10pm Sat 9am – 10pm Sun 9am – 7pm MOONEY MOONEY CLUB Reception 9985 9244 Sun – Thu 11am – 10pm Fri & Sat 11am – 12am COASTAL DINING
Phone 9985 9199 Breakfast 8.30am – 10am 0n the first Sunday of every month except May
Lunch Mon – Sat 12 – 2.30pm Sun 11.30am – 3pm Dinner Sun – Thu 5.30 – 8.30pm Fri & Sat 5.30 – 9.00pm 44 THE JOURNAL May / JUN / JUL
REVESBY WORKERS’ Address 2B Brett Street, Revesby, NSW 2212 Mail
PO BOX 300, Milperra, NSW 2214
Website rwc.org.au Facebook www.facebook.com/ revesbyworkersclub
THE 15km RADIUS If you are not a current member and live within a 15km radius, you will need to become a member or be signed in by a member to gain entry to the Club. For a complete listing of suburbs that fall within the 15km radius, please visit our website.
Your safety, comfort & enjoyment is important to us Persons under 18yrs of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times whilst on Club premises – including for shows.
DRESS CODE As a condition of entry to Revesby Workers’ Club, patrons attire must be clean, neat and tidy, in good repair and in good taste at all times. The following attire is not permitted: • Bare feet • Sneakers without socks • Rubber thongs or steel cap footwear (only permitted in Sports Bar until 8pm)
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Football shorts Singlets / sleeveless shirts for men Dirty or torn clothing of any kind Swimwear or Handkerchief tops Poor personal hygiene Head wear including caps, beanies, bandanas etc (religous headwear excluded) Provocative or offensive clothing Numbered sports or football jerseys
(except during special events. eg. Grand Final, Bledisole Cup, State of Origin etc)
Dirty overalls (clean overalls acceptable in Sports Bar until 8pm)
Your Conduct Patrons’ conduct must be orderly and not offensive. Patrons who are drunk, disorderly, violent or suspected of taking illicit substances will be refused entry or asked to leave the premises immediately. $550 on–the–spot fines can apply. Club management reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone if, in their opinion, their standard of dress or behaviour is considered unsuitable for Revesby Workers’ Club.
GETTING HERE & AROUND Security escorts are available for your convenience 24/7. Please speak to a Duty Manager to arrange.
PARKING More than 700 spaces are available in the multi–level Tarro Avenue Carpark as well as ample parking on the Brett Street side (until construction commences).
TRAIN The Club is situated directly opposite Revesby Train Station on the Airport & East Hills Line.
TAXI A Maxi Taxi service is available to take Members and their guests to & from the Club. Hours of service Mon – Sat Sundays
4pm – 3am 1pm– 3am
Suburb Costs Revesby, Panania, Padstow & East Hills $3 per person each way Padstow Heights, Milperra and Henry Lawson Drive (between Auld Ave, Milperra and Clancy Street, Padstow Heights) $4 per person each way
‘No more. It’s the Law.’ is the message being promoted by the Responsible Drinking Program. It is a positive message for both the liquor industry and their patrons. It is about people enjoying themselves, but drinking alcohol responsibly and safely. The program continues its emphasis on ‘point of sale’ staff for responsible serving, and patrons for responsible drinking. The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing continues to receive excellent feedback from the liquor industry throughout the State on the ‘No More. It’s the Law’ program. As well as targeting licensed venues for the point of sale component, the program continues to shift the Enjoy a Few… Not a Few Too Many message to the general community.
Be shaken and stirred.
Opening 22 May COCKTAILS • FINE CHAMPAGNES • BOUTIQUE BEERS • HIGH TEA • LIVE MUSIC