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HAWKTALK November, December, January Journal 2018 - 2019 | phone 02 9807 2444

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT Dear Member It is time again for my final President’s report of 2018. Our financial result has been most pleasing and more detailed information is provided in the CEO’s report and my annual report further in the journal. If you visit the Club in the coming weeks you will notice that we are nearing the completion of our current refurbishment programme, with the gaming lounge recently completed and the new memorabilia display areas for both the Leagues Club and the Football Club situated just past the foyer area almost complete. Our goal with this programme has been to ensure that your Club provides a modern décor and remains fresh and inviting while the Club develops a more comprehensive plan for redevelopment. The long-awaited purchase of the laneway behind the Club is nearing the final stages and the future development plans for the Club and adjacent properties, including the lane, will be reviewed with renewed vigour once this sale is complete. As advised in previous journals, the Club also has a planning proposal in progress with Ryde Council for a Seniors Living project on adjacent land in Ryedale and Terry Roads. Subject to the outcome with Council, that project will also keep your Board and senior management busy in planning the best long term outcome for the Club. The success of your Club would not be possible without you, the member, actively participating in the many activities your Club has to offer. Thank you to all the indoor Club executive and members for their continued support and congratulations to all the sporting teams the Club is associated with for another successful year in sport. To the team at ERNA, a special congratulations for the Hawks Premier League team reaching the grand final, and to Ryde-Eastwood Football Club, who under the guidance of President Malcolm Chapple also had a very successful season and look like going on to bigger and better things. Thank you all for making Ryde-Eastwood the enjoyable place it is. I would like special thanks go to our CEO, Chris McCarthy, who is retiring in January 2019. This man will always have a special place in our Ryde-Eastwood heart. In the last 25 years he has overseen the transformation of our little Club to the spectacular premises you visit today. Within my personal life I have worked with many managers but Chris is one of the most hardworking, conscientious, straight shooting people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He and his wife Linda enter his retirement with all our best wishes for a long, happy and healthy retirement, and he will be sorely missed. The Board has had a succession plan in place and congratulates Carl Pozzato, our current Assistant GM, on his appointment to take over the CEO’s role when Chris departs. Carl has been part of our succession planning for some time now and we wish him good luck and assure him the Board will assist him in every way to try and fill the big shoes he has been left. In closing, I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and a Happy New Year. See you in the Club. James (Jim) McClymont President

The Annual General Meeting of Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club will be held in the Heritage Function Centre at the Club on Thursday 22 November at 7.30pm in the Willandra Room. RYDE-EASTWOOD LEAGUES CLUB


J.F. McClymont President

P. Moujalli

J.J. King Vice President

A. Douglas

H. Bell

G. Aggett

M.L. Chapple

J. O’Brien

D. Petkovich

C.A. McCarthy


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While information and advertisements contained in this journal have been compiled with all due care, Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club does not warrant or represent that it is free from changes after the journal has been sent to print, errors or omission. Accordingly Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club will not accept any liability for any loss or damage which may be incurred by any person acting in reliance upon the information.

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Club’s Trading Hours

Bingo Raffles Promos

November Wed 28 Thu 29 Fri 30

10am - 3am 10am - 4am 10am - 4am

Yes Yes Yes

December Sat 1 Sun 2 Mon 3 Tue 4 Wed 5 Thu 6 Fri 7 Sat 8 Sun 9 Mon 10 Tue 11 Wed 12 Thu 13 Fri 14 Sat 15 Sun 16 Mon 17 Tue 18 Wed 19 Thu 20 Fri 21 Sat 22 Sun 23 Mon 24 Tue 25 Wed 26 Thu 27 Fri 28 Sat 29 Sun 30 Mon 31 January Tue 1 Wed 2 Thu 3

Special Promotions

Lounge Entertainment

Ham ‘n’ Hamper Raffle Nil $10,000 Fun in the Sun Draws Nil Final Friday Raffle - major prize 8.30pm - Midnight

10am - 4am Yes Show: Wendy Matthews 8.30pm - Midnight 10am - 4am Yes Christmas Cheer Raffle Nil 10am - 3am Yes Nil 10am - 3am Yes Nil 10am - 3am Yes Ham ‘n’ Hamper Raffle Nil 10am - 4am Yes Nil 10am - 4am Yes 8.30pm - Midnight 10am - 4am Yes 8.30pm - Midnight 10am - 4am Yes Christmas Cheer Raffle Nil 10am - 3am Yes Nil 10am - 3am Yes Nil 10am - 3am Yes Ham ‘n’ Hamper Raffle Nil 10am - 4am Yes Nil 10am - 4am Yes 8.30pm - Midnight 10am - 4am Yes 8.30pm - Midnight 10am - 4am Yes Kids’ Xmas Show & Toy Promo Nil 10am - 3am Yes Nil 10am - 3am Yes Birthday Boss Nil 10am - 3am Yes $5,000 Members’ Cash Draw Nil 10am - 4am Yes Christmas Ham ‘n’ Wine Raffle Nil 10am - 4am Yes Seafood & Turkey Raffle 8.30pm - Midnight 10am - 4am Yes 8.30pm - Midnight 10am - 4am No $1,500 Christmas Raffle Nil 10am - 3am No Nil CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY 10am - 3am No Nil 10am - 4am No $15,000 End of Year Promotion Nil 10am - 4am No Special Final Friday Raffle 8.30pm - Midnight 10am - 4am No 8.30pm - Midnight 10am - 4am No Nil 10am - 3am No New Year’s Eve Show Special 8.30pm - 1.00am 10am - 3am 10am - 3am 10am - 4am

No Regular Promotions resume on Yes Wednesday 2 January. Yes

Nil Nil Nil

PALM COURT BISTRO Lunch Time Trading Hours 12pm – 2.30pm Dinner Time Trading Hours 5.30pm – 9.00pm Mon–Wed & P/H. 5.00pm – 9.30pm Thurs – Sat. 5.00pm – 9.00pm Sun Closed Christmas Day COFFEE CLUB Open from 10am every day during the holiday period (except Christmas Day). GOLDEN HAWK RESTAURANT Lunch Time 11am - 3pm Dinner Time Trading Hours 5.30pm - 10.00pm Tues – Thur & Sun. Fri - Sat 5.30pm - 10.30pm. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, (both on Tuesday). Normal trading hours from 2 January. TRAVELABOUT Closed from 22 December 2018. Re-opens 7 January 2019. BARBER SHOP Closed from 1 January and re-opens 21 January 2019. THE FITNESS EDGE Open every day except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. See Fitness Edge website: for more details.

NO $1,000 THURSDAY MONEY WHEEL PROMOTION ON: 29 November - Replaced by $15,000 Fun in the Sun Promotions. 27 December - Replaced by $15,000 End of Year Draws. $1,000 Money Wheel LTPS/18/26018






MEMBERS’ CA$H DRAW USHER IN SUMMER with the chance to win $2,000



Swipe your membership card between 6pm and 8pm. The draw starts from 8.35pm. Four (4) winning entrants will be drawn from the prize barrel at 8.35pm then 8.50pm and 9.00pm. All twelve (12) winning entrants will be called to the prize area, in their order selected, to pick one of sixteen (16) gold boxes and win a cash prize. After these draws conclude, a further four (4) winners will be drawn to select one of the remaining gold boxes.

MAJOR CASH PRIZES 2 x $2,000 3 x $1,000 4 x $500 2 x $250 5 X $100




(only open to members with Prestige, Elite or Premium status in the club’s Premier Rewards Programme).

Swipe between 8.15pm and 9.00pm. The five (5) $1,000 draws start at 9.30pm. All prizes are in Visa cards with a cash value that can be used in over 3,000 stores. THERE IS NO REGULAR MONEY WHEEL PROMOTION ON THIS NIGHT. LTPM/18/03386. See club flyers for details.

$1,000 Drawn at 1. 9.30pm 2. 9.40pm 3. 9.50pm 4. 10.00pm 5. 10.15pm


PLAY WINTER WONDERLAND Monday 5 to Sunday 25 November Week 1: Monday 5 to Sunday 11 November Week 2: Monday 12 to Sunday 18 November Week 3: Monday 19 to Sunday 25 November

Jackpod Premier Rewards Promotions

Only open to members with Prestige, Elite or Premium status in the Club’s Premier Rewards Programme.



Monday 5 to Sunday 25 November


Monday 3 to Sunday 23 December


Monday 7 to Sunday 27 January REFER TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR TIMES OF PLAY AND POINTS PRIZES. Points can be used in-house or to purchase gift and visa cards. Conditions apply. LTPM/18/03386

Check out all our Jackpod promotions at the club throughout November, December and January. Terms, conditions and promotion details are on display in the foyer.

Line Dancing ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS ON THURSDAYS AT 1PM Members $6.60 per session. No lock-in term fees.

Friday 23 November & Friday 21 December 7pm-11pm.

And there is a beginners’ Course on Wednesday night at 7pm.

WEEKLY LESSONS AVAILABLE Wednesday 7pm Beginners’ 8pm Open-Session for experienced dancers. Thursday 10am Open-Session for experienced dancers followed by a 12pm Intermediate Class and a 1pm Beginners’ Class. Members $6.60 Non-Members $8.80.

Line Dancing Christmas break from 22 December, recommencing 2 January 2019.


For information contact club reception on 9807 2444.


Members $6.60 Non-Members $9.90. Tickets available at reception.









Wednesday 28 November, then 5 & 12 December 50 great prizes on offer each night. • Full and Half Legs of Ham • Legs of Pork • Wine Packages • Christmas Hampers Tickets on sale on the day from 6.00pm. The raffle starts at 7.45pm.

Sunday 2, 9 & 16 December There’s a bumper bonanza of festive cheer on offer including tasty Christmas hams, pork legs, and of course Christmas cakes and delicious Christmas puddings. Tickets on sale on the day from 1.00pm. The raffle starts at 2.00pm. Plus we are giving away five more half hams. Purchase a drink over any bar from 2pm-5pm to receive a ticket into the draw. The draw starts at 5.05pm. See club flyers for full details. LTPM/18/03386




Wednesday 19


Swipe from 6p The draw starts




9 December

WIN $2,000 CASH!

pm - 8pm. at 8.35pm.



$1,500 RAFFLE

Thursday 20 December

Friday 21 December

Sunday 23 December

WIN half hams, double wine packs and Christmas cakes and puddings.

Sumptuous seafood platters, Christmas hampers and turkeys on offer.

Your last chance to stock up for Christmas!

Tickets on sale from 5.30pm. The raffle starts at 7pm.

Ticket sales start from 5.30pm. The big draw commences at 6.30pm.

Tickets on sale from 1pm. The raffle starts at 2pm.

PLUS Special Final Friday Raffle on Friday 28 December with a major prize up for grabs. Ticket sales from 5.30pm The raffle starts at 6.30pm. See club flyers for details.



Kids’ Corner


SPLASH DANCE KIDS’ CHRISTMAS SHOW 2.30pm Sunday 16 December Ho Ho Ho! Splash Dance is performing a special children’s Christmas show, ‘Letters to Santa’. Come and celebrate Christmas with Splash Dance and hear all the big classic songs from their TV series, which airs daily on ABC Kids’ TV, as well as the many other Christmas classics they perform. Plus Santa and his helper, Elvina, will entertain the children with storytelling, balloon shaping and juggling acts. The show starts at 2.30pm. Members $10. Non-Members $15 (see special Toy Promotion entry ticket offer on following page). Tickets on sale from Saturday 3 November. Book at club reception.

KIDS’ BINGO! Tuesday 22 January From 11am

$6 Bingo Package. Includes a book (3) of 10 games, wristband, tattoo, novelty page, lollies and texta. Free lucky door prizes all day. *Parents and Guardians are welcome to play a book. *Conditions apply. See club flyers for details.

KIDS’ MOVIES s’ K i d ie s v mo y $1! l on

KIDS’ FUN LINE DANCE CLASS ON THURSDAY 24 JANUARY AT 2PM* WITH JULIE TALBOT Parents and kids can all join in. Great exercise and so much fun.

Members $2. Non-Members $5. NO THONGS OR FLIP FLOP FOOTWEAR. Conditions apply. Members only bookings. *Maximum 40 children on a “first come” basis. For information contact reception on 9807 2444





Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire length of the movie (legal requirements). $1 Ticket conditions: Tickets are only available to members. Limit of 6 tickets per member. Tickets only available after 10am on the day of the movie. No admittance to the auditorium until 30mins before movie commences. No reserve seating. Movies subject to change.



Kids’ Corner


CHILDREN’S TOY PROMOTION The toy promotion follows the children’s Christmas Show, ‘Splash Dance’. To gain entry tickets, spend $5 or more on a meal at the Palm Court Bistro or a drink at the Bistro Bar or Oasis Bar from Friday 23 November. Bring back all your tickets on the day and deposit into the barrel. Prizes include: Game Console, Lego, Board Games, Boys’ and Girls’ Bicycles and much more.


Purchase tickets for the ‘Splash Dance’ show and receive one entry ticket for the toy promotion for every show ticket purchased! More chances to win . . .


When you spend $5 or more at the auditorium bar during the show, you will also receive an entry ticket into the toy promotion. Conditions apply. Winners may only win a maximum two (2) prizes.

Sunday 16 December 4.10pm


KIDS’ DISCO PARTY The fun starts at 4pm. Tickets $5 per child.

It’s back to school with a bang as DJ Bop Till You Drop kicks off the dancing at 4pm. There will be more fun and games with ‘Limbo’, ‘Musical Chairs’, and dancing routines including YMCA. Plus face painting and an airbrush tattoo artist on the day. Members’ children all receive FREE chips, ice block and a drink. We’ll save the best till last –the chance to win an iPad Mini! (write details on ticket stub to enter and place into the prize barrel).

Book at club reception from 1 December. 4-12 years only. Parents free entry. Conditions apply. Maximum 3 children’s tickets per purchase. LTPM/18/03386

Saturday 12 January @ 4pm NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY 2018/19



As we wrap up another year, the Camera Club is looking very healthy. An influx of new blood during the year means competition is now intense as we all vie for an award to show how good we are. We have several people wanting to join next year already; they will be attending the rest of the meetings this year as guests. May I take this opportunity to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Glynis Macri - O405 624 294.


The Interclub Grade Matches finished in July, with Ryde-Eastwood teams winning the U2100 and U1700 divisions. The U1500 team came second in their division. Individual board prizes (for scoring over 70%) were won by Arthur Huynh, Nicholas Kordahi, Shane Dibley, David Zanon, Ralph Shaw and Karoly Gerecs. The Club Blitz championship was held in mid-August and was won by Donato Mallari with Arthur Huynh second, and Jason Pan third. The September Bobby Fischer Cup “rapid” event was won by Arthur Huynh, with Donato Mallari second and Mohan Pagadala and Suranga Seneviratne equal third. Vince Chiara won the U1600 section. The annual Ryde-Eastwood Open was hosted at the club over the October long weekend, and attracted 70 players. The club championship finals and the club’s “Classic” tournament started on 17 October. New players of any standard are welcome on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. Visit our website at Contact Les Mikolajczyk (0412 970 059) or Rob Watson (0408 463 759).


The Euchre Club extends an invitation and warm welcome to any Euchre players to come and join us on Wednesday nights in the Willandra Room at 7.20pm. In July we held a mid-year dinner in The Golden Hawk Restaurant which was enjoyed by our players, their partners and our patron, Paul Moujalli and his wife. Congratulations go to our monthly winners - July 2018: Equal 1st Jo Reid and Peter Lamberton. August 2018: 1st Ivy Hitchens, 2nd Carol Smith. September 2018: 1st Marita Dann, equal 2nd Liz Carroll and Des Kelly. At the conclusion of play we enjoy a light supper together to finish the evening. For further information please contact our President Don Baillie on 9869 2857. June Stewart.


Our August 2018 outing was a day of catching snapper as we fished wide off North Head at the 50 fathom depth. Michael Cheng started the race with a 2kg specimen. Sam Velenti followed up with two fish over 1kg in quick succession. 23 snapper were on board at the end of the day with all the attendees having caught at least one snapper. Michael Cheng won both bottles of the Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Wine with the biggest fish, a 2kg snapper, and heaviest bag of 5.9kgs. 27kgs of fish were caught on the day. The September outing on Sunday the 2nd was cancelled due to bad weather so a catch up trip was organized for the 12th September. Ten members and one visitor were on board. Flathead was the fish of the day as we fished the inner pine reef with morwong and snapper as the main catch. A second drift was over a sandy bottom, flathead territory. Sam Sundar caught a double-headed followed by a triple-headed flathead catch. Sam


Sundar got the R.E.L.C. wine with the biggest fish, a 1.1 kg morwong, and Gary Lamb the R.E.L.C. wine with the heaviest bag weighing 4.5 kgs. 75 fish were caught with a total weight of 29.5 kgs. The fishing club organises monthly deep-sea charter boasts fishing trips on the first Sunday of most months. Any interested Club member should contact Sam Sundar on 0413 000 303, or attend the monthly fishing club meeting on the third Thursday of Every month at 8pm (except December). Fishing Club President, Trevor Fahey.

months including a cruise and of course our annual Christmas Lunch in December, held in the function rooms of the Club. Our stoic walkers are out and about until December with a break in January but are then off again in February. We welcome all our new members and thank all our faithful ‘old’ ones who have kept the Seniors running since its inception. One of our very dear members, Jerry Lee, passed away on 4th August aged 98. Our condolences to Lorraine and all the family. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month at 11am in the function rooms of the Club with the exception of Cards, which is played weekly. Please contact Pam GOLF CLUB Davey on 8065 2391 for more information on the With the temperature at 0 degrees, 17 brave souls cards. Please come along and take a look at what headed out on the course at Penrith. The winner we do, as you are all most welcome. For more on the day was Dave Whybro with Slava S. runner- information please contact Marie Weston on up. This was also the venue for the Matchplay final 9638 7419. with Rick Beves beating Peter Lau 4/3. Lynwood was another cold morning hosting the Medal of Medals play-off with John Nilan champion for 2018 TRAVEL CLUB and also taking out the day’s event, with Warren Where does the Year go? Well one spot was “The Savy runner-up. Fox Hills hosted our first round of Chapel”, a great restaurant in the Blue Mountains. the Club Championships with Sharon Norton taking This was the venue for “Christmas in July” which honours and John Nilan runner-up. The Eagles Nest was very well attended. After a lovely drive to the was won by Brian Ewin (19 balls); this will top up restaurant we enjoyed the Christmas fare and his last win of 81 balls – if anyone needs a golf ball entertainment, and of course we were relaxed and Brian should be the one to help you out. Dunheved full for the drive back to the Club. In August we was the second round of Club Championships were off to see the “Museum of Fire”, a collection of with Warren Savy taking the honours and a three firefighting equipment and memorabilia. We finished way count back for runner-up going to Fernando off a very interesting day with lunch at Penrith Martins. The final round of our Championships RSL. September was our trip out to some spots was at Richmond with Brian Ewin the winner of the we have not been to for some time: The Sydney day’s event and Fernando (can you hear the Drums) harbour lights. Morning tea at ‘Blues Point’, then runner-up. Congratulations to our Club Champion onto ‘Dobroyd Point’, Manly and Queenscliff, with for 2018, Robert Wood and Warren Savy Runner- lunch at Dee Why RSL. Then a cruising drive back up. Our A Grade winner was Robert and runner-up to the Club. Another Great Day Out! In October we Warren (yes a bit of a two-horse race this year); the have another outing which should be different, a B grade winner was Sharon Norton and Fernando “Mystery and Eccentricity” tour. This Trip will liven Martins runner-up. Don’t forget to check the up your nerves and give you a chance to guess the website for full results and next stop! Then, “The Big Day - Melbourne Cup follow us on Facebook. Annika. Lunch”. Bring your money and guesses to which Horse will win ‘The Race’; it’s always a good day. Don’t forget that we meet on the first Tuesday in the INDOOR BOWLS month in the Ryedale Room, and you are all very As 2018 draws to a close we can report another welcome. Contact Yvonne Steel (9878 1164) or enjoyable year of good bowling and social fun. Jill Kemp (9869 7970}. Our bowling sessions and social events have been consistently well attended. Those members who travelled to Caloundra in August enjoyed TRAVELLING BOWLS CLUB the opportunity to compete in the Australian Our latest trip for the Travelling Bowlers was in Championships, with most hopeful of repeating September when we went to Woonona Bowling the experience in Mount Gambier in 2019. Our Club. While we had a mix up with the time we were thanks to the Board of Directors and our Patron, Mr due to arrive, we ended up enjoying our day and Jack King, for their continued support throughout had an early finish. Our next trip is on Sunday 11 the year. We look forward to our members who November 2018 to Dapto where we always have are unwell being able to join us at our Christmas a great day and thoroughly enjoy ourselves, and dinner or lunch and wish them a speedy recovery. look forward to the visit. We will be having our Our thanks to Sidney and his staff for their excellent Christmas lunch on Friday 23 November upstairs catering. We play twice a week and new members in the Golden Hawk Restaurant starting from are always welcome. Ladies play Wednesday 12 pm. Please contact either Maria Armstrong, 10.30am – 2pm and mixed play Thursday 7.15pm Pat Stewart, Maureen Campbell or Milly Farrell – 10pm. Enquiries to Narelle 8065 9284 or Cath m: by 10th November 2018 at the latest to confirm 0413 600 019. The committee wishes everyone a your attendance as we will need to confirm final Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019. numbers. The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Thursday 7th February 2019, so please come along and be involved in what happens next year SENIORS CLUB for our Travelling Bowlers. If we do not see you Firstly a big thank you to all our members who before Christmas, we wish you all a merry and safe supported the ‘Buy A Bale Campaign’ for the Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we hope to farmers. On just one day we were able to send see you on the bus in 2019. For further information them a cheque for $300. Your Committee is very please contact Maureen Campbell 9858 4310, Pat proud of all those who donated. We have been to Stewart on 9743 3032 or Milly Farrell on 9874 4667. see the Alpacas – what a delightful animal they are. We have more bus outings over the coming three


‘End of Year’ Promotions THURSDAY 27 DECEMBER

$10,000 MEMBERS’ CASH DRAW WELCOME IN 2019 with the chance to win $2,000 CA$H. There will be TWO guaranteed winners of $2,000. Plus 14 more chances to win some great cash prizes in our $10,000 ‘End of Year’ promotion. TO ENTER: Swipe your membership card between 6.00pm – 8.00pm on the night. The draw starts at 8.35pm. • • • •

MAJOR CASH PRIZES 2 x $2,000 3 x $1,000

At 8.35pm four (4) names will be drawn. At 8.50pm another four (4) names will be drawn. At 9.00pm a final four (4) names will be drawn. At 9.10pm all twelve (12) winners will be called to the prize area, in order, to select one (1) of the sixteen (16) gold boxes on display.

4 x $500 2 x $250 4 x $500 5 X $100

Following these draws four (4) more winners will select one of the remaining boxes. LTPS/18/28927


PREMIER REWARDS DRAW (only open to members with Prestige, Elite or Premium status in the club’s Premier Rewards Programme).

Swipe between 8.15pm and 9.15pm. All prizes are in Visa cards with a cash value that can be used in over 3,000 stores. The five (5) $1,000 draws start at 9.30pm. LTPM/18/03387

No Money Wheel promotion on this night. See club flyers for details.

$1,000 Drawn at 1. 9.30pm 2. 9.40pm 3. 9.50pm 4. 10.00pm 5. 10.15pm




Kickstart your fitness in time for Summer! Join the Fitness Edge on our special introductory membership, anytime between 1 November and 24 December and pay . . .

12 DAYS FOR $20 to try out all our facilities

OR If you pay an extra $15 you will receive a bonus 13 days, making it

25 DAYS FOR JUST $35 You choose which Christmas present you want to treat yourself to and then come and see one of our friendly Fitness Edge team to get you started. It’s not only a great Christmas present but also a healthy way to ‘kickstart’ your summer and help you look and feel good. PLUS if you join the Fitness Edge on a 12-month term membership or on our fortnightly debit option before the end of your 12 days (or 25 days), you will receive a FREE 60 minute session with an exercise specialist, a free wristband, AND we will waive the joining fee - that’s a package worth $135 in value! Terms and conditions apply. See website or club flyers for details.

LOCATED AT: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde. Phone 9808 7633.

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Post-Australia Day Promotions


MEMBERS’ CASH DRAW Monday 28 January CELEBRATE THIS AUSTRALIA DAY LONG WEEKEND with the chance to win $2,000 CA$H. Swipe membership card between 6pm - 8pm. The draw starts at 8.35pm. LTPS/18/28929. See club flyers for details.


Saturday 26 January

Aussie burger with the lot and chips for $9

2 x $250 3 x $200 4 x $100

Aussie Burger with bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato, pineapple, cheese, tomato relish and chips for only $9! Amazing value on Australia Day.



$1,000 Drawn at

(only op en to members with Prestige, Elite or Premium status in the club’s Premier Rewards Programme).

1. 9.30pm

Monday 28 January Swipe between 8.15pm and 9pm. The $1,000 draws start at 9.30pm. All prizes are awarded in Visa cards with a cash value that can be used in over 3,000 stores.

$1 Lamingtons

2. 9.40pm 3. 9.50pm 4. 10.00pm 5. 10.15pm









MADNESS The Palm Court Bistro 2 for 1 Meal Deal on Thursdays* in January 2019. Buy one meal and receive a second meal free!

THIS IS A MEMBERS ONLY PROMOTION. Spend $5 or more in the Main or Bistro bars on any Thursday in January and receive a voucher for a 2 for 1 meal deal at the Palm Court Bistro - valid for that Thursday only. *CONDITIONS APPLY. SEE BELOW.

Visit to see full menu details. LUNCH & DINNER THURSDAYS * Members only promotion. (The lesser value meal is free. Offer does not extend to T-Bone and 400gm Scotch fillet steak and lobster meals. Not valid with any other offer. Not redeemable for cash. Valid Thursdays lunch and dinner sittings only in the Palm Court Bistro. Minimum 2 people must dine. No takeaways. Only one 2 for 1 meal deal is valid per person per sitting). MEMBERS’ DISCOUNT Please present your membership card for your 20% discount. All prices are GST inclusive. 100% cholesterol free oil used in cooking. No added MSG used in cooking. Please inform us of any dietary requirements or food intolerances.


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018 PRESIDENT’S REPORT Dear Members, The AGM of our Club is drawing near and thanks to you and the rest of the Ryde-Eastwood family we are again most pleased to report a healthy profit. We have not reached the heights of last year’s record profit but with the uncertainties of our political and commercial world affecting us all we are most happy with our underlying profit of $4,850,651. More detail of our finances is in the CEO’s report and also in the annual report, which members can access via the Club’s website. The success of this year has enabled us to do something of which we are very proud. That is to invest in our wonderful community, and I would like to say to all of the recipients of our donations, the “thank yous” received are right back at you for allowing us to be part of your wonderful organisations. Part of the Club’s grants programme includes the Club Grants donations, which have a mandatory component; however, Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club donations this year total over $760,000, which is double that mandatory amount. This figure doesn’t include the contribution by our own Football Club, which has invested heavily this year in developing a ‘pathways programme’ for Rugby League for young adults and also this year a women’s team for the first time. Your continued support as members of the Ryde-Eastwood family by frequenting your club enables us to provide this level of support. The many organisations that your Club has supported with your assistance over the past twelve months are listed at the end of this insert regarding the annual meeting. Of special note this year (in addition to our major donation to the Adam Gardiner Fund) is a $50,000 donation to

the Tathra Bushfire Appeal, and a pledged donation of $50,000 to the Drought Relief Appeal to assist our farmers. Your Club’s Board and senior management recently underwent a strategic planning conference to prepare a path for the long term future of the club. While the Club is currently in a healthy financial position the Board acknowledges its responsibility to prepare the Club for future generations of members, and it will require considerable ongoing planning and effort to ensure the Club maximises its position in the future. I would also like to thank those who put forward ideas and thoughts for our strategic planning weekend and to let you know that all submissions were tabled and have been or will be studied by our management team. My personal thanks to my fellow Board members for their assistance in what has been another busy year, and for their continued effort on your behalf. The full Board has been re-elected unopposed for a further two-year term and we acknowledge your faith in our stewardship of your Club. Thanks also go to our Management team for their loyal and committed efforts and to our courteous and conscientious staff for their efforts over the past year, in particular with the many disruptions caused by the refurbishment programme. In closing, thanks to our members for also supporting the Club during the refurbishment programme and accepting the often compromised facilities, and for your continued support overall. We are all looking forward to another exciting year. See you in the club. James (Jim) McClymont

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT Dear Members, This last year has again been a very successful and eventful year for your Club. From a financial point of view, a profit of $4,850,651 after tax, while slightly down on last year’s trading figures (excluding the profit on sale of the Hawks’ site), is a strong result and a reward for effort from our team in sometimes difficult circumstances. Full details are contained in the annual report, which is available online. The year started off with the final touches to the refurbishment of the Club entry and foyer, and I’m sure members are pleased with the end result, as are we. During September 2017 through to November we refurbished the main lounge area and main bar, including new carpet and furniture. These projects completed the process of refurbishing the whole of the ground floor, except for the gaming lounge (more on that later). Planning then commenced for the installation of a generator to service the Club in the event of a power failure. This project was completed in late February. The $750,000 spend on this project was to give members peace of mind that the Club could continue to function in the event of a supply failure. No need for members and guests to stream out of the Club if the power failed and no more need for me or other staff to sit on the front steps until the early hours of the morning waiting for the power to be restored! Planning then commenced on other projects for 2018. New carpet and chairs for the Golden Hawk Restaurant, which was completed in August; a redesign of the cardio room in the Fitness Edge, including installation of a new functional training area (recently completed); refurbishment of the gaming room and provision of new memorabilia areas. Work also commenced on refurbishing all of the bathrooms in our six units at Ocean Plaza, Coolangatta, to bring them up to a modern contemporary standard. This work commenced in late July 2018 with four units now completed and the final two to be completed by early November. The refurbishment of the gaming room commenced in mid-September after a long period of planning and design, and will be completed by the time members receive this report. This project was a major logistical effort which included the removal of existing machines and bases with associated cabling and power, installation (and later dismantling) of a temporary gaming area, the provision of new carpet, new bases and a redesign of the gaming machine layout, as well as some ancillary interior design work. I am very proud of how this was accomplished by the team in a manner to minimise the disruption to members. That effort was led by the Club’s Assistant General Manager, Carl Pozzato, who was heavily involved in the planning and design of this new area, assisted by Gaming Manager, Nathan Hawton. From our end, we are extremely pleased with the end result and we hope members who utilise this area also find the end result satisfactory. The final project is the construction of memorabilia areas for the Leagues Club and the Football Club, to try and bring to life for future generations the early history of both these Clubs. These areas are being built on and beside the stairwell leading up to the auditorium and we are aiming to unveil them on the 15th November in conjunction with the annual Foundation Member’s Dinner. This particular aspect has also been in planning for over 12 months and has involved a lot of research work trying to identify the key pieces of history that will give all members, old and new, an overview of how these Clubs

evolved over the first four decades (1963-2000). In addition to the refurbishment work that members can see, upgrades were undertaken to air-conditioning in some areas, as well as other infrastructure improvements. Maintaining your Club in a modern and comfortable state is very important, but your Board and senior management also continue to plan for the long term future of the Club, and the two key projects in this area are progressing. The first, a planning proposal for a senior’s living development in Ryedale/Terry Roads, was lodged with Ryde Council in October 2017, and at the time of writing was being further evaluated by Council officers before being submitted to Local Planning Panels, Council and Public Exhibition. The Planning Proposal, if approved, would then enable the Club to submit a development application in line with the requirements of the planning proposal (the final outcome may not be known until mid-2019). The other long term strategic planning item is the proposed purchase of Forster Lane from Ryde Council. The sale was approved by Ryde Council in December 2017, subject to the normal processes. There was some delay in this earlier this year, but it is now back on track and we are hopeful this will also be fully resolved in 2019. On the Football front it has been great to see the resurgence of the Ryde-Eastwood Football Club. The Football Club started as a District Club and after a break of a few years has returned to its roots in providing options for older players from local junior clubs to continue to play rugby league, as well as generally fostering rugby league in our district. Well done to Football Club President, Malcolm Chapple and all the committee and also to Football Manager, Michael Frain. It’s at this point that I sign off and sign off for the last time, as I will be retiring at the end of this year after nearly 25 years at the helm. I reflect on what has been achieved and all that has happened over that time. The financial results over that time are there for all to see, and I am proud of the position I leave the Club in, from both a financial and facility aspect as it enters a new era. However, the results have only been achieved because of the support I have had around me in that time. A very stable and conscientious Board, some of whom who have been with me on that 25-year journey and have provided great guidance, direction and friendship; strong leadership from the three Presidents I have served under, Harry Quinlan, Keith Aggett and Jim McClymont, and a loyal and committed management team, many of whom have been part of the team for a long time and who have given me tremendous support. At the head of this support team for the past 11 years has been Carl Pozzato and I totally endorse the Board’s decision to appoint him as the incoming CEO. I am confident he and the team will continue to take your Club forward whilst continuing to look after your day to day requirements. Thank you to all the staff I have worked with over the past 25 years and I also reflect on those who are no longer with us; and thank you members for your support over that time. To the many members who have been aware of my pending retirement and have wished me all the best for the future, I thank you and wish you all the best in return. Chris McCarthy General Manager



RYDE-EASTWOOD LEAGUES CLUB LTD NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 55th Annual General Meeting of Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Ltd (“the Club”) will be held in the Club premises, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde on Thursday 22 November 2018 at 7.30pm.

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Confirmation of Minutes of the 54th Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 23rd November 2017. To receive, consider and if thought fit adopt the Annual Report of the Board of Directors. To receive, consider and adopt the Income Statement and Balance Sheet for the year ended 30/06/18. Declaration of the results of the election of Directors for 2018/2020: As only the required number of Directors have nominated for the board for 2018/2020, they will be declared elected at the AGM. They are J.F. (Jim) McClymont, J.J. (Jack) King, H. (Harry) Bell, M.L. (Malcolm) Chapple, D.K. (Dennis) Petkovich, P. (Paul) Moujalli A. (Allen) Douglas, G. (Graeme) Aggett and J. (John) O’Brien. To consider and if thought fit to approve an Honorarium for Directors for 2018/2019. President $20,000 p.a. Eight (8) Directors $18,000 p.a. Honorarium to be payable monthly in arrears. (N.B. Under the superannuation guarantee legislation, superannuation at 9.5% is payable to all Directors). To consider and if thought fit, pass each of the Ordinary Resolutions which are enclosed with this notice and labelled “First Ordinary Resolution, Second Ordinary Resolution, and Third Ordinary Resolution. Each Resolution to be voted on in turn.” Nomination for Life Membership. Paul Moujalli. General Business Any business pertaining to the affairs of the Club. Members are requested to advise the Secretary, in writing seven (7) days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting of any query relating to the affairs of the Club in respect of which research of the books and records of the Club will need to be undertaken in order to give a proper reply.

FULL FINANCIAL REPORT Members can access a copy of the 2018 Annual Report by going to the club’s website or by contacting club reception.

NOTICE OF ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS Notice is hereby given that at the Annual General Meeting of the Club, members will be asked to consider, and if thought fit, pass the following resolutions which are proposed as Ordinary Resolutions: 1.



That pursuant to the Registered Clubs Act the members hereby approve and`agree to expenditure by the Club in a sum not exceeding $70,000 until the next Annual General Meeting of the Club for the following activities: (i) An annual dinner for Foundation Members and partners, as well as other special guests determined by the Board to be important to the foundation of the club. (ii) An annual Appreciation dinner for sub-club Executive Committee Members; (iii) Grants and subsidies to the sub-clubs; (iv) Two free meals and beverages per fortnight for each Life Member of the Club who is not a Director of the Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Limited (not to exceed $120 for each meal); (v) Presentations to members and other persons acknowledging services deemed by the directors as being of benefit to the Club.

The members acknowledge that the benefits in paragraph (a) above are not available to members generally but only those members who fall within the various categories of membership referred to.





That pursuant to the Registered Clubs Act the members hereby approve and agree to expenditure by the Club in a sum not exceeding $130,000 for the following benefits, professional development and education of directors until the next Annual General Meeting and being: (i) The reasonable cost of directors attending the ClubsNSW and Leagues Clubs Australia quarterly and annual general meetings and the reasonable costs of directors attending formal functions to represent the club including but not limited to functions and dinners conducted by ClubsNSW, and Leagues Clubs Australia and including costs associated with the Directors’ partners where attendance is expected and required. (ii) The reasonable cost of directors attending seminars, lectures, trade displays and other similar events as may be determined by the Board from time to time as being of benefit for the Club and the education of directors; (iii) The reasonable cost of directors attending or hosting other registered clubs for the purpose of viewing and assessing their facilities and methods of operation or for the purpose of meeting and exchanging ideas with the governing bodies of those other clubs provided such attendances are approved by the Board as being necessary for the betterment of the Club; (iv) Nine car parking spaces for the exclusive use of directors; (v) Duty directors, while on duty, shall be entitled to the use of a table in the Club auditorium without charge; (vi) Blazers and associated apparel for each director as may be necessary for new directors, and to replace those of existing directors which may need replacing;

(vii) The reasonable cost of a meal and beverage for each director immediately after a Board or Committee meeting on the day of that meeting where that meeting coincides with a normal meal time; (viii) The reasonable cost of meal and beverage for each duty director and his or her partner when the duty director is on duty in the Club or within a reasonable period of that date; (ix) The reasonable cost of directors attending the Club’s holiday units to inspect them or to assess other holiday units for purchase by the Club provided such attendances and cost thereof are approved by the Board. (x) The reasonable cost of directors, senior management and their partners attending an annual dinner; including a token of appreciation for partners. The total value of tokens of appreciation not to exceed $1200. (xi) The reasonable cost of directors of the Club attending an organised intrastate, interstate or overseas tour as determined by the Board of the Club for the purpose of viewing and assessing the facilities of casinos, hotels and entertainment venues and determining trends in relation to entertainment, decor, gaming, marketing and promotion and thereafter for such director to make a detailed written report thereon to the Board of the Club; (xii) The reasonable expense incurred by directors in relation to such other duties including entertainment of special guests to the Club and other promotional activities performed by directors which activities and the expense there from are approved by the Board, on production of receipts, invoices or other proper documentary evidence of such expenditure; (xiii) That the members approve that directors and other members be entitled to represent the Club at sponsored sports events by invitation. (xiv) The reasonable cost of providing Directors with computer hardware as well as Internet access to access a secure website for Board meeting minutes and agenda items (b) The members acknowledge that the benefits in paragraph (a) above, are not available to members generally, but only to those who are directors of the Club and partners of directors who are members, and senior management and their partners who are members. THIRD ORDINARY RESOLUTION That the members of Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club approve the reclassification of the following property.

There is no proposal to dispose of the listed property. The Resolution is to provide flexibility for the Board of Directors present or future to properly manage these non-core assets without the need to wait for an AGM of members or convene a costly Extraordinary General Meeting. To be passed, each ordinary resolution must receive votes in its favour from not less than a simple majority of those members who being entitled to do so, vote in person at the meeting. The Board of Directors recommend in favour of the Ordinary Resolutions. Dated 12 September 2018 By Direction of the Board C. A. McCarthy - General Manager 7. LIFE MEMBERSHIP NOMINATION MR PAUL MOUJALLI Paul Moujalli has been a member of the Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club since 1985 and has been a Director for fifteen (15yrs). With a background in finance his contribution to the administration of the Club since his appointment as a Director has been a valuable asset to the Club. Paul is also very active in the local community, being involved with a number of community organisations and also very active within the Club providing valuable feedback to the Board on local issues and maintaining that strong link with the Club’s membership base. The Board of Directors unanimously recommends Paul Moujalli for Life Membership of Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club. Dated 12 September 2018 By Direction of the Board C. A. McCarthy - General Manager 8. GENERAL BUSINESS Any business pertaining to the affairs of the Club. Members are requested to advise the General Manager in writing seven (7) days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting of any query relating to the affairs of the Club in respect of which research of the books and records of the Club will need to be undertaken in order to give a proper reply.

Unit 11/3 Terry Rd, West Ryde from core to non-core property. Dated 12 September 2018 By Direction of the Board C.A. McCarthy - General Manager NOTES TO MEMBERS These notes are to be read in conjunction with the proposed Ordinary Resolutions; 1. The First Resolution is to approve benefits which have traditionally been provided in the Club but which are not equally available to all members. 2. The Second Resolution is to approve an amount no greater than $130,000 for the expenditure by the Club in relation to duties performed in or about the Club by directors and expenditure for directors to attend seminars, lectures, trade displays and other similar events including the Clubs NSW Annual General Meeting and to visit other clubs to enable the Club’s governing body to be kept abreast of current trends and developments which may have a significant bearing on the nature and way in which the Club conducts its business. This resolution also includes an option for directors to participate in organised intrastate, interstate or overseas trips to view and assess facilities. This option has been included in our Annual General Meeting Agenda for the last twenty years and has been used only twice. However prior approval is required by members to ensure the Club complies with relevant legislation. Part (i) of the resolution to include reasonable expenses of partners of directors is to allow the availability of directors to attend meetings that are expected or required for their development and knowledge and are often held in distant locations. 3. The Third Resolution lists a property that was purchased in the local area in the past year. Section 41J of the Registered Clubs Act 1976 (NSW) restricts the sale of any property declared as core property by members. All the Club’s local investment properties apart from the property listed in the Third Ordinary Resolution have already been approved as non-core by members in the past. The Third Ordinary Resolution is to declare that property as a non-core asset. NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY 2018/19


For the 12 months ending 31 August 2018 Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club has provided funding of over $500,000 to numerous local community, sporting and charity groups. Listed below are the groups supported by the Leagues club on behalf of its members, by the way of cash grants or in-kind support such as free meeting room hire. The list does not include our many internal sub-clubs that are supported, the dozens of other schools and community organisations supported by way of fete and fundraising donations, nor the contributions made to our own Football Club in support of Rugby League. • 1st Brush Park Scout Group • Alfa Romeo Owners Club of Australia • Alzheimers Australia • Armenian Relief Society Araz Chapter • Arthritis and Osteoporosis NSW • Australia Paralympic Committee • Australia Thyroid Foundation Inc. • Australian Braille Authority • Balmain Football Club • Balmain Junior Rugby League Football Club • Balmain Referees Association • Bega Valley Shire Council • BowelCare Australia a Division of Cancercare Australia Limited • Cadillac La Salle Club of Aust • CAMS - Supersprint Advisory • CAMS Motor Race Panel • Cancer Council • CareFlight • Carlingford Cougars JRLFC • Carlingford Cyclones Touch • Children’s Medical Research Institute • Christian Community Aid • Chrysler & Valiant Owners • Churchcricket • City of Ryde • City of Ryde Art Society • Clubman Drivers Club of Aust. • Computer Pals for Seniors West Ryde Inc. • Cornish Association of NSW • Daimler & Lanchester Owners • Delta Society Australia LTD • Diabetes NSW & ACT • Eastwood Ryde Netball Ass. ERNA • Friends Art Group Inc • Friends of Stewart House • Friendship Force of Sydney • GI Cancer Institute • Heritage Touring Cars • Holy Cross Junior Rugby League Football Club • Hunters Hill Physical Culture


• Jobsupport • Knights of Rizal • Knitters Guild NSW Inc • Kolling Foundation • Koori Kids • Little Wings Limited • Macquarie National Seniors • Macquarie Ryde Evening View Club • Marine Rescue NSW Port Jackson • Marist College Eastwood • Men Of League Foundation • MG Car Club • Morgan Owners Club of Aust • Motor Neurone Disease Association • MX5 Club of NSW • National Seniors Association - Macquarie Branch • National Seniors Association - Zone 107 • Neighbourhood Watch Ryde District • North Ryde JRLFC • Packard Auto Club • Parkinson’s NSW • Probus Club of Ryde Inc • Rainbow Crossing Inc • Reach Community Initiatives • Riding for the Disabled Ryde Centre • Riley Motor Club • Rotary Club of Macquarie Park and North Ryde (Xmas Carols) • Rotary Club of Eastwood Gladesville • Rotary Club of Ryde • Royal Flying Doctor South Eastern Section • Royal North Shore & Ryde Hospital • Royal Rehab • Ryde Area Supported Accommodation for Intellectually Disabled • Ryde Carlile Swimming Club • Ryde City Combined Probus • Ryde Eastwood Hawks Combined Football Club • Ryde Eastwood Hawks Touch Football

• Ryde Eistoddford Committee • Ryde Hunters Hill Life Education Centre Inc. • Ryde Ladies Probus Club • Ryde Underwater Club • Ryde Water Polo Club • Shamrocks Dundas JRLFC • Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation Inc. • St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School • Starlight Children’s Foundation • Stryder Inc • Super Sports Race Car Club • Superkart Club of NSW • Surf Life Saving NSW • Sydney Community Services • The Fusion Foundation • The Institute for Immunology and Allergy Research • The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia Limited • The Northern Centre • The Salvation Army • The Shell Collectors Club of Sydney Inc • The Shepherd Centre - For Deaf Children • Various Group Dinner Voucher • Vision Australia • Wesley Community Services Limited • West Ryde Chamber of Commerce • West Ryde Public School • Wheelchair Sports NSW • Yalara Ski Club • Youth Off The Streets Limited • Youthsafe



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FOOTBALL REPORT Dear Member, Welcome to the quarterly Ryde-Eastwood District Rugby League Football Club report. Our 2018 season is now completed and we have had a very successful season with three of our teams playing Semi-Finals and our 20s gold team playing Grand Final Football.

We also had two prestige awards to present on the night. Firstly the ‘Keith Aggett Perpetual Award’, which recognises Club Person of the Year and the winner of this award, was Matt Lees. We also had ‘The John Dunlea Award’, a new award which recognises the Club Player of the Year, and 18 year old Blake Layton was the proud recipient of this prestigious award. We congratulate all award recipients for their continued outstanding efforts. Looking forward to 2019 season, we have five teams at the moment and possibly with a further two more teams, a Combined under 23s and a Sydney Shield Side. “Watch this space”. These extra two teams, should they be approved by NSW Rugby League, will provide the perfect pathway for our Under 20s players to play in and at a higher level. The next quarterly report will provide any further information we have received pertaining to the decisions of the two extra playing teams.

FOOTBALL ROUND UP The first Semi-Final games were played on Sunday 19 August. Our under 18s lost their Semi 20-12 against Narrabeen, and this concluded their 2018 season. Our under 20s Silver lost 12-0 against Valley United, not a knockout game so they were still in the competition to play the following weekend in an elimination Semi-Final. Our Under 20s Gold lost 26-16 against East Hills in extra time; they also played again the following weekend in an elimination Semi-Final.

It was fantastic to see all the families and friends attending the games throughout the season and we look forward to seeing you all again to support our players next season, and also at the after game functions held throughout the season. As we all know, the Ryde-Eastwood Football Club is ‘The Family Club’.

The elimination Semi-Final games were played on Sunday 26 August. Our Under 20s Silver played against Bankstown Sports and were defeated 2610, which concluded their 2018 season. Our Under 20s Gold played East Campbelltown, winning 48-10, and this win took them to the Grand Final, which was played under lights at Belmore Oval on Saturday 1 September at 6pm, the first night game for our team. Our Under 20s Gold lost 20-14 in extra time. Our Open Age Lady Hawks finished in 6th position, a great effort considering this was the first season for our girls. Overall our 2018 season was one of success and we look forward to next season with continued success. On Friday 14th September we held our Football Presentation night at RydeEastwood Leagues Club with 250 people in attendance. We presented awards for all five teams for Players’ Player, Best and Fairest and Coaches’ Award. We also presented an award for the most Tries scored in a game (to Sam Dolores). This year it was six tries, our new club record.

We would like to thank our major sponsors Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, Radray Group, Cooks Plumbing, Ryan Wilks P/L and all our other sponsors for their continued support. A reminder to all our Club members that throughout the football season all our game times and venues are digitally advertised throughout the club, so please join us and enjoy the talents of our players and our game-day family atmosphere. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish our players and their families and our sponsors a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year. Until next time, “Watch this space”. Up the Hawks. Mal Chapple – President Ryde-Eastwood District Rugby League Football Club

Photos courtesy of Ryde Eastwood Combined Volunteer of the Year - ‘Footy Mum’ Mari Khamis

Matt Lees and Club Director Graham Aggett


Blake Layton receiving his award

Sam Dolores receiving his award

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ERNA Hawks Fly! This was Season Three of the Netball NSW Premier League competition, and once again was a thrilling season for all involved with each team franchise. Both the U20s and the Opens Competition games were tightly contested all through the season. The ERNA Hawks Open team had a disrupted season with five of their players – Kiera Austin, Taylah Davies, Sophie Halpin, Alison Miller and Nicole Styles - all unavailable due to State Team duties during the first half of the season. Nevertheless, the strong squad of 12 were able to go through the season with one loss in round 1 and one loss in round 2. The rest of the squad included: Jessica Grant (Capt.), Laura McLaren, Emily Bills, Ebony Burnard, Veronika Jukic, Georgia Marshall and Alisha Cairns. Going into the final round of the season the Hawks were on equal points with Central Coast Heart in a battle for the Minor Premiership. The Hawks came out firing and led from the beginning of this tightly fought battle. It was a great display of skill and determination, the Hawks winning this game by seven goals. The following week was the major semi-final with the two teams meeting once again with Central Coast Heart the more determined, winning the first two quarters. The Hawks came back firing in the second half but couldn’t quite catch Central Coast, eventually going down by two goals, the Heart going straight into the grand final. Meanwhile, the ERNA Hawks would play Manly the following week.

Hawks coach Jen Wright was quietly confident the team could beat her old Manly club and meet Heart in the grand final the following week. This was such an exciting game with the score lines fluctuating. With two minutes to go the Hawks were down by five goals, but after a remarkable comeback, full of guts and determination, the Hawks equalised the score with one second left on the clock. The game went into extra time with the Hawks eventually winning by two goals. Bring on Central Coast - we were pumped! Grand Final day came, the stands were packed, and all team members were ready to play. Central Coast came out and dominated the first quarter, forcing errors and turnovers. CC lead by seven at quarter time, and even though the Hawks won each of the other quarters it was not enough to win the game. Unfortunately, this was not to be the ERNA Hawks’ night. The season was one of friendship, fun and tremendously hard work by the players, officials and Committee members. Thank you to everyone for their support of our two ERNA Hawks teams in 2018. Diana Bills Manager

ERNA Hawks photos courtesy of Pete Kenny, photographer at Boronia Park Framing

Congratulations to Kiera Austin, who is a local junior from North Ryde, who was in the GIANTS Netball team in the Suncorp Super Netball competition for 2018 (beaten in the final) and selected again for 2019. Kiera had a great season and was also selected as a training partner for the Australian Diamonds team and as a player in the upcoming international series called Fast5. The Fast5 competition (this game has 5 players on court instead of 7 and shorter quarters – netballs version of touch football, Rugby 7s or 20/20 cricket) will be held in Melbourne at the end of October. Australia will play NZ, England, South Africa, Jamaica and Malawi over the two day round robin event.


MUNDINE V HORN Friday night, 30 November from Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Club flyers with more information COMING SOON. NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY 2018/19



Corona Members $5.70



Crown Lager


Members $5.70

Members $5.70

Prices include members’ 20% discount. Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club encourages the sensible consumption of alcohol.

of WINES the MONTH November




Tempest Two Series

Wild Oates

Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz

Merlot and Upside Down Sauvignon Blanc Glass (150ml) Bottle

Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz

Glass (150ml)


$5.20 $23.50

$5.00 $22.00

Glass (150ml)


$5.20 $23.50

Prices include members’ 20% discount. Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club encourages the sensible consumption of alcohol.


GETAWAY WITH Purchase any CUB draught or package beer at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club’s Main, Bistro or Sports Bar between Monday 22 October and Friday 21 December, and you could win a $1,500 Travel Voucher! Drawn on Friday 21 December at 7pm. With each purchase patrons receive one entry ticket. The major prize is a $1,500 voucher to be used at Travelabout @ Ryde-Eastwood and is valid until 31 December 2019. The winner does not need to be present. LTPM/18/03387










Chinese New Year Celebrate the Year of the PIG at The Golden Hawk Chinese Restaurant SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY Enjoy the authentic Lion Dance. The Lion will arrive at the club at around 7.30pm, starting at the Palm Court Bistro then continuing through the Gaming Area, the Function Centre and finishing at the Golden Hawk (specially opening on a Monday) at about 8.00pm. Special Chinese Banquet will be available for tables of 6 or 12 persons from 29 January to 10 February.

$ 8,888

Chinese New Year Members’ Cash Draw

THURSDAY 7 FEBRUARY Swipe your membership card between 6.00pm – 8.00pm. The draws start from 8.35pm.

• •

• At 8.35pm four winners (4) will be drawn. At 8.50pm another four (4) winners will be drawn. At 9.00pm a final three (3) winners will be drawn.

All winners will then be invited, in order, to select one of fourteen (14) gold boxes on display to claim their cash prize. At the conclusion of these draws another three (3) winners will be drawn to claim the final three prizes. There is no Money Wheel promotion on this night. LTPS/18/28931.


MAJOR CASH PRIZES 1 x $1888 3 x $888 6 x $500 1 x $436 3 x $300

November / December ENTERTAINMENT

MELBOURNE CUP Tuesday 6 November

Watch the “Race that Stops the Nation” from 3pm on the big screens. PLUS: • Full TAB facilities from 10am. • $1, $2 and $5 sweep tickets on sale from 10am. • Cup Day Gala Luncheon including free sweep ticket. Members $30. Non-Members $32. (See page 28). • Sumptuous Golden Hawk Restaurant Cup Day Luncheon. • $2,000 Cup Cash Promotion. • $1,000 Cup Day Raffle. LTPM/18/03386. See club flyers for all details.






BOOK NOW. Showtime at 8pm.

BOOK NOW Showtime at 8.30pm.

Members $25 Non-Members $28 Paul McCann presents a superb tribute to Buddy Holly, performing favourites such as Rave On, That’ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue and more. Joined by a superb cast, you’ll enjoy songs from other Rock ‘n’ Roll legends in their own right, including Bill Haley, Eddie Cochran, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper. A complete night of fantastic musical memories!

Tickets $35.

Australian Music Legend – One of the finest voices ever heard! An Aria Award winning recording artist, Wendy’s music is heard in more than a million homes throughout Australia. From jazz to blues, rock to gospel, soul to pop, and those beautiful ballads; Wendy Matthews sings it all. Don’t miss this amazing talent! Please be advised that this show only has a limited amount of Companion cards - Management



December / February ENTERTAINMENT



BOOK NOW. Showtime at 8pm.

Members $79 Non-Members $84 Celebrate New Year’s Eve with two great shows combining for a memorable evening of songs, from The Beatles to Lulu, plus many other 60s groups like Manfred Man, Herman’s Hermits, The Hollies, The Kinks, The Who and many more!

NEW YEAR’S EVE Sydney Jazz Club Presents

Including the fireworks on the big screens and with a sumptuous 3-COURSE MEAL to enjoy, this will be a fantastic New Year’s Eve to remember.


JIVE BOMBERS 12.30PM - 3.30PM, WEDNESDAY 9 JANUARY RELC & SJC Members $12 Non-Members $15 Formed in 1985 the Jive Bombers have been performing constantly all around Australia at music festivals, clubs and functions. They have won prestigious music awards for both jazz and rock n roll for their original compositions and have gained praise as one of the finest bands in the country. The band members have performed and/or recorded with some world’s greatest artists including The Beatles, Little Richard, Long John Baldry, Marcia Hines and many more. The music ranges from boogie woogie, swing, lounge, jump blues, rock n roll, rockabilly, soul and latin. Tickets available at the door


BOOK FROM 8 DECEMBER. Showtime at 8pm. Members $15 Non-Members $18

Uniting Australia’s Leading Variety Instrumental Performers on one stage! Starring Vov Dylan - the world’s fastest violinist, Glenn Amer – virtuoso pianist, Danny Elliott – multiinstrumentalist. “Where the vocals are provided by the audience as you sing-a-long!”. Cabaret, Opera, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Rock, Gypsy, Folk, Country, Disco and Pop – this show has it all! Supported by musicians from the Palace Orchestra.


February / March



BOOK FROM 22 DECEMBER. Showtime at 8pm. Members $15 Non-Members $18

The British Explosion with The Fab four featuring Bonnie Kellett. Imagine - England in the 60s! The only place to be was “The Cavern Club”! This show is a tribute to British music legends, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Herman’s Hermits, The Kinks, Lulu, Petula Clarke, Dusty Springfield and many more!

DIESEL 4.30PM, SUNDAY 3 MARCH BOOK FROM 3 NOVEMBER. Tickets $40 Diesel is celebrating 30 years in music. Hear songs from his new album Diesel 30 – The Greatest Hits, including Tip of My Tongue, Come To Me and Soul Revival, plus the new single, Give Me Saturday Night. Performing solo, don’t miss this intimate afternoon with Diesel.

Please be advised that this show only has a limited amount of Companion cards - Management


8pm, SATURDAY 16 MARCH BOOK FROM 5 JANUARY. Tickets $35. The Williams Brothers recount the story and music of the greatest vocal duo of all time, The Everly Brothers. Their timeless hits include ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’, ‘Let It Be Me’, ‘(Til) I Kissed You’, ‘Cathy’s Clown’ plus more! They also perform the No.1 hits of Rock ‘n’ Roll legends, including Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny O’Keefe, The Bee Gees, The Eagles, The Beatles, Frankie Valli, The Monkees and The Hollies to name a few. Supported by their own multi-award winning band, The Shy Guys. Please be advised that this show only has a limited amount of Companion cards - Management




INCLUDES A 2-COURSE LUNCH AND SPARKLING WINE. Bookings close at 11.45am on the day of the Gala Lunch.








An amazing Tenor voice! Members: $30 Non-Members: $32 Book Now.


2017 Female Vocalist of the Year, ACE Awards! Members: $14 Non-Members: $17 Book from 6 November

Superb Showman! Members: $14 Non-Members: $17 Book from 4 December.

Dynamic vocalist Members: $14 Non-Members: $17 Book from 5 February.

NOV/DEC/JAN LOUNGE ENTERTAINMENT Friday, 2 November 2018 Saturday, 3 November 2018 Tuesday, 6 November 2018 Friday, 9 November 2018 Saturday, 10 November 2018 Friday, 16 November 2018 Saturday, 17 November 2018 Friday, 23 November 2018 Saturday, 24 November 2018 Friday, 30 November 2018 Saturday, 1 December 2018 Friday, 7 December 2018 Saturday, 8 December 2018 Friday, 14 December 2018 Saturday, 15 December 2018 Friday, 21 December 2018 Saturday, 22 December 2018 Friday, 28 December 2018 Saturday, 29 December 2018 Monday, 31 December 2018 Friday, 4 January 2019 Saturday, 5 January 2019 Friday, 11 January 2019 Saturday, 12 January 2019 Friday, 18 January 2019 Saturday, 19 January 2019 Friday, 25 January 2019 Saturday, 26 January 2019 28

Echos of the Sixties Tina Petroni Sweet Talk Twin Set Duo Timeout Nightshift 2 Left Feet Cherri Jam Phill Simmons Paul Fisher Dennis Demello Duo Ian Blakeney Norm Bakker Paul Greene Gerry Allen Duo Anton Zammit Just Jammin’ Power of Two Tina Petroni Nightshift Cazcade Duo Sweet Talk Jenny Marie Lang Ron Ashton Franky Valentyn Flava Norm Bakker Cherri Jam

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It is important to remember that no matter what your children’s swimming ability you should always supervise them when in and around an aquatic environment. No child is drown-proof but you can help them to be aware of the dangers, and be better prepared to enjoy the water by having them consistently participate in swimming lessons. When you are around home pools, ensure the pool gate is closed at all times and free from anything that could be used to climb over the fence. When children are swimming, always ensure you have a designated adult supervisor in attendance. That’s why the Fitness Edge Swim School got on board with Learn2Swim Week. We offered local children the chance to participate in swimming lessons free of charge. They were taught safety skills and now know how much fun learning a life skill can be. More than half of the children have been booked into our regular programme to continue their aquatic experience. Enrol now and help your child with water confidence before summer is here!! The Fitness Edge Swim School Babies and Pre-Schooler swimming classes are designed to develop water confidence and safety and survival skills, which all help to develop a

respect for the water from a young age. Lessons are 30 minutes duration and are conducted by our friendly and encouraging Austswim Qualified Infant instructors. We also cater for School-Age Learn to Swim, Stroke Correction, Squad Swimming and Adults of all ages. We offer competitive prices and have over 400 undercover car parking spaces for your convenience. Please contact the Swim School Office for more details. Email: Or call us on 9808 7617. We all love a day at the beach. However, the surf can be unpredictable. That’s why lifeguards put up the red and yellow flags to show you the supervised area in which to swim. Staying safe and making the most of our beautiful coastline requires knowledge and skills. Visit the Surf Life Saving ‘Beach Safe’ website for more information. NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY 2018/19


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Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club - November/December/January journal  

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Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club - November/December/January journal  

Club journal