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RYDE-EASTWOOD LEAGUES CLUB www.releagues.com.au | phone 02 9807 2444

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Perfect Functions, Beautiful Styling, Quality Food & Beverage Packages. See Page 7 1

$8,000 ‘Autumn Treasure’ Draws Page 6 $13,000 Easter Raffles & Prize Draws Pages 10 & 11


PRESIDENT’S REPORT

FOOTBALL REPORT

Dear Member, The year 2013 was a very eventful year for Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club with a number of projects on the Board’s Agenda. The highlight, from a personal point of view, was the 50th Anniversary Celebrations for the Licensed Club and the Football Club, held in October. Having been involved with both Clubs since their inception it was a great honour to be involved in all the celebrations to mark the 50th year for both Clubs. As part of the celebrations the Club unveiled a plaque to mark the contribution of the NSWRL, The NSW Leagues Clubs Association and the many Leagues Clubs who helped us with financial support in our early struggle. That plaque is now proudly on display in the prefoyer area of the Club alongside the acknowledgment to our foundation members. December 2013 saw the Draft Development Control Plan for the Hawks on Second site being approved by Council. This plan sets the control guidelines for a Development Application for Residential Development (townhouses) and the Club has already started that process, with the aim of construction commencing in the second half of 2014 (subject, of course, to all necessary approvals). Also in 2013 we commenced the preparation of a masterplan for the future development of the Club and adjacent properties that the Club owns. This is a complex process and may take some considerable time, and that is just to complete a concept masterplan. The ultimate aim is to provide a blueprint for the best use of the Club’s major assets in a manner that will be for the long term benefit of Club members, both present and future. The second car park lift, scheduled for completion by Christmas, has been delayed, but hopefully will be up and running by the time members read this report. 2013 also saw the election of the Liberal/National Federal Government and with that has come some common sense changes in relation to proposed ATM withdrawal limits, which were to come into effect on 1st February 2014. On the community front my August 2013 report noted the Club had committed to support the Adam Gardiner Foundation, which provides support for sufferers of Amyloidosis. This is an umbrella term that describes diseases caused by abnormal deposits of the protein amyloid in the body (a type of bone marrow disease). Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club will help the foundation concentrate their fundraising efforts and support the clinic at Westmead Hospital. For 2014 we look forward to ensuring your Club is an enjoyable place to visit and thank you for your support. I hope all members have a very happy, healthy and safe New Year. Keith Aggett President

2014 will again see Ryde-Eastwood District Rugby League Football Club as major sponsors of the West Tigers VB State Cup team. The 2014 competition opens on 8th March with the West Tigers taking on Illawarra at Win Stadium. The 2014 draw also provides a few opportunities for Tigers fans to see all 3 grades on a Sunday at Leichhardt oval, NRL under 20’s and VB State Cup (now doesn’t that bring back some memories). The first of these games is on Sunday 6th April vs. Manly, so mark that in your diary. Along with our major sponsorship of the State Cup Team the Football Club and Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club are major supporters of Junior Rugby League in the area. In 2013 the combined Clubs (leagues and football) provided over $133,000 towards Junior Rugby League throughout the district, including a substantial contribution towards players insurance. The support covers all levels of Junior Rugby League, from Under 6s in junior clubs to junior development and junior representative squads. In 2014 the financial support will be closer to $170,000 and will include full coverage of insurance for Junior League Players ($50,000+) which we hope will lessen the burden for parents who want to give their children the opportunity to participate in this great game. The Leagues Club is also the major sponsor of the Balmain Referees Association, which this year celebrates 100 years of service to Rugby League in the area. There is a feature story on Balmain District Junior Rugby League on the following pages, as well as details on some great prizes to be won at the Club during the Footy Season.

Left to Right: NSWRL CEO David Trodden (also representing Balmain), Ryde-Eastwood President Keith Aggett and Brian Samphier from Easts Leagues unveil the plaque to commemorate the support of other Leagues Clubs in the 1960s. See page 5 for more photos of our 50th Anniversary celebrations.

RYDE-EASTWOOD LEAGUES CLUB

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS K. Aggett

H. Bell

President

Vice President

D. D.D.Petkovich Petkovich Petkovich

J. Dunlea J. Dunlea J. Dunlea

J.J. King

P. Moujalli Moujalli P.P. Moujalli

M.L. Chapple

E.E.Gillon Gillon A. Douglas

J.F. McClymont

C.A. C.A. McCarthy C.A.McCarthy McCarthy General Manager

General GeneralManager Manager

DINING ROOM BOOKINGS

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FUNCTION CO-ORDINATOR

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FITNESS EDGE

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SWIM SCHOOL

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HOLIDAY BOOKINGS

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Barbara Schmitt

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BARBER SHOP

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TRAVEL SHOP

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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.

RYDE-EASTWOOD LEAGUES CLUB 117 RYEDALE RD WEST RYDE 2114 • P: 02 9807 2444 • F: 02 9809 7462 • E: info@releagues.com.au • W: www.releagues.com.au

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THE FITNESS EDGE YOUR HEALTH FITNESS & AQUATIC CENTRE

$99 ‘KickStart’ Package Realise your New Year’s fitness goals by joining the Fitness Edge ‘KickStart’ revolution. For just $99 for one month when you ‘KickStart’ in February you will ‘KickStart’ your fitness goals with: • An exclusive one-month membership to the Fitness Edge • Three FREE personal training sessions. • KickStart also includes access to our group fitness classes and access to our 25-metre pool and aqua classes. THAT’S $240 WORTH OF VALUE FOR JUST $99! Exclusive Offer . . . and if you decide to upgrade your membership within February to a 12-month membership or a direct debit plan, there will be NO additional fees: the $99 contributes to the balance of your new membership. Conditions apply.

S Y 5 A $ 5 DAYS FOR $5 SPECIAL OFFER D R 5 O F We are offering a special trial throughout February where you may visit the Fitness Edge 5 times for just $5, E T IM S R USE

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or just one dollar ($1) per visit. Come and give us a go! Try out our Group Fitness – Cardio – Pool – and Weights.

If you have any further enquiries feel free to contact us on 9808 7633. FEBRUARY’S $99 KICKSTART CONDITIONS: * First time users only * Subject to Exercise Safety Screening * Not valid for under 18s (please contact the Club reception for information on junior membership) * Not valid with any other offer. Offer ends at 5pm on 28/02/14. Members taking up “Kickstart” packages have 1 month (31 Days) to upgrade to exclusive offer at no extra cost. 5-Day passes are to be used on consecutive days.

Valentine’s Day 2014 FRIDAY 14th FEBRUARY THE GOLDEN HAWK RESTAURANT IS THE PERFECT ROMANTIC SETTING.

Select from a truly inspirational Chinese menu, from sumptuous Scallops in Garlic to Peking Shredded Beef, Mongolian Combination or Pork Ribs with Chinkiang Black Vinegar. All complemented by our extensive wine list. We also have a selection of Western style meals. Leave room for our passionate selection of desserts. Make this Valentine’s Day a romantic night to remember for you and your partner.

Call 9807 2444 to make your reservation.

Choose from one of our Chef’s Special Recommendations for Valentine’s Day.

Examples Include: $17.80 - Shantung Chicke n $17.80 - Pork Ribs with Chinkiang Black Vinegar $20.80 - Peking Shredded Beef $20.80 - Sizzling Mongolian Combination $20.80 - Satay Combinatio n $22.80 - Scallops in Garlic Sauce $25.00 - Grilled Chicken Breast ser ved with sauce of your choice.

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BALMAIN DISTRICT JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE

The Balmain District Junior Rugby League was the first Junior League Association formed in Australia, and celebrated its 100th anniversary on 6th April 2008 at Birchgrove Oval. The Junior League has a proud tradition boasting many past NRL players such as Mark O’Neill, Dene Halatau (back for 2014), Bronson Harrison and present, Robbie Farah, Curtis Sironen, Aaron Woods and Luke Brooks, just to name a few. Although not as large as districts such as Penrith, Balmain Junior League punches well above its weight, and in 2012, Holy Cross Rhinos were hailed as the National Junior League Club of the Year! A fantastic feat considering the Club and Junior League were competing across every junior league in the nation! 11 Clubs make up our Balmain District Junior Rugby League with 2,500 players comprising 140 teams. The Junior League is extremely well supported by the Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club which assists so generously with grants for our players and Clubs, and the opportunity to hold meetings, training courses and functions.

2014. Registrations are now open and anyone interested in playing, coaching, refereeing or volunteering for a junior league club should contact their local Clubs on the numbers supplied. The Balmain Junior Rugby League is proudly sponsored by Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club along with other committed sponsors such as Coateshire, which proudly sponsors accreditation courses for coaches and trainers.

Balmain District Junior Rugby League Registration Day, Sunday 23rd February 2014 from 10.00am, Concord Oval, Loftus Street, Concord Each Club will have their own Shade Shelta and their members will have an opportunity to register to play or finalise registrations. • Meet NRL players • Come and Try Clinic • Fantastic opportunity to purchase at extremely good prices for this day only • X Blades Rugby League Boots • Mouthguards fitted by professional dentists • Personalised Head Gear

The Balmain Junior League competition gets underway on Sunday 6th April

CLUB REGISTRATION DATES: Balmain PCYC RLFC Sunday 9th February from 10am Birchgrove Oval, Birchgrove Contact: Caroline Arve balmainpcycleague@gmail.com 0409 778 116

Carlingford Cougars RLFC 1st and 8th February 10am - 2pm North Rocks Shopping Centre (outside Kmart) Contact: Melissa Kelly info@carlingfordcougars.com.au 0407 294 373

Concord Burwood RLFC Sunday 9th February 1pm - 3pm Goddard Park, Broughton Street, Concord Contact: Aida Catalano secretary@cbuwolves.org.au 0419 697 445

Dundas Shamrocks RFLC Sunday 2nd and 9th Feb, 10am – 1pm Top Oval St Patricks, Maris College Dundas Contact: Alexandria Siemsen shamrocksdundas@bigpond.com 0418 445 908

Five Dock RSL TBA Enfield Federals RLFC Sunday 9th February and 2nd March 8am - 11am Cooke Park, Madeline Street, Belfield Contact: Nellie Hage enfieldfeds@hotmail.com 0410 338 214

Five Dock RSL RLFC Sunday 2nd February 10am - 12pm Five Dock Park, Five Dock Contact: Penny Chalk Pduckworth70@optusnet.com.au 0417 418 982

Leichhardt Wanderers RLFC Sunday 2nd and 9th February 10am - 1pm Blackmore Oval, Canal Rd, Leichhardt Contact: Leoni Barnett leoni.barnett@optusnet.com.au 0438 286 734

North Ryde Hawks RLFC Sunday 9th February 10am - 2pm ELS Hall, Kent Rd, North Ryde Contact: Warwick Hilder info@northrydehawks.com.au 0412 339 976

Holy Cross Rhinos RLFC Saturday 8th and 22nd February 2pm - 4pm Holy Cross College, Frank St, Ryde Contact: Marg Belcastro margbelcastro@yahoo.com.au 0402 554 688

Leichhardt Juniors RLFC Sunday 9th February 10am - 2pm King George Park, Rozelle Contact: Daniela Mule secretary@leichhardtjuniors.org.au 0402 250 204

Balmain Referees Association Strathfield Raiders RLFC (Celebrating 100 years in 2014) 15th, 16th, 26th and 22nd February and Do you want to become a Referee? 1st and 2nd March 9am - 12noon You can start to Referee from as young Airey Park, Bates Street, Homebush as 13 years old (earn money and get fit). Contact: Michelle Meadham Contact: Tim Robinson secretary@strathfieldraiders.com.au 0409 360 275 or 0431 449 387 executiveofficer@balmainrefs.com.

REGISTRATION DAYS: NEW players please bring Original Birth Certificates, Passport or Driver’s License AND COPIES of all required.

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DUNDaS SHaMROCKS JRLFC Celebrating 50 Years in 2014. Established in 1964 as St.Pats/Shamrocks JRLFC

Established in 1964 in the Balmain Junior league district, our ground boasts some of the most magnificent fields (International and Mini & Mod). Come and play in a family friendly environment. Games played on Sundays. All ages welcome. Situated in the grounds of St Patrick’s Marist College Dundas, (cnr of Kirby St and Kissing Point Rd, Dundas) for training and home games. NEW Coaches and Officials welcome - training provided. NEW Sponsors welcome for jersey & shorts. Advertise your details on a team jersey/sleeves or shorts, newsletter and website. Proudly sponsored by Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club. Enquiries can be directed to shamrocksdundas@bigpond.com Phone Alexandra Siemsen 0418 445 908 or visit our website at http://dundasshamrocks.leaguenet.com.au/.

HOLY CROSS RHINOS The 2013 Holy Cross Rhinos’ Rugby League season started on a high note off the back of the Rhinos being awarded the Telstra One Community Grass Roots Club of the Year award in 2012. The Rhinos host the Annual Benny Elias Shield Day for U6 – U8 players as a culmination to their season, which continues to get bigger each year, with this year having 47 teams participating on the day. The Rhinos’ home ground is located at Holy Cross College, on Victoria Road, Ryde. Games are held on Sunday mornings (approx. 40mins per game.) We offer teams from Under 6 to Under 19. In February 2014 we will be hosting ‘Have a Go’ afternoons, for boys aged 5-8, at the Holy Cross grounds, for current and new players interested in playing the great game of Rugby League. It will conclude with a free sausage sizzle so bring a friend to share the fun. Keep an eye on www.rhinofooty.com or LIKE us on Facebook, Phone Marg Belcastro 0402 554 688 or email rhinorego@gmail.com.

NORTH RYDE HAWKS The North Ryde Hawks have had a long and proud history spanning 55 years in the Balmain Junior Rugby League competition. As a family-friendly club we aim to make rugby league an inclusive sport for players, friends and family alike. The North Ryde Hawks cater for all ages from the tiny U6s through to the senior divisions. We are also unique in that we are able to provide our players a path to semi-professional football with our Sydney Shield and Ron Massey Cup teams, an initiative of the North Ryde Hawks and Concord Burwood rugby league clubs. We strive to ensure everyone can afford to play rugby league with very low registration costs. Everyone is placed in a team and we encourage all players, of any playing ability, to come down and give rugby league a go. Enquiries can be directed to info@northrydehawks.com.au Phone Warwick Hilder 0412 339 976 or visit our website at http://northrydehawks.leaguenet.com.au/.

CARLINGFORD COUGARS The Carlingford Cougars joined the Balmain Junior Rugby League in 1966 but was then known as St Gerard’s. It wasn’t until 2001 that the name was changed to the Carlingford Cougars as they are known today. Since joining the league in 1966 the Cougars have given local children in the community the opportunity to participate in sport, by playing rugby league whilst making new friends. Players of note who have played for the Cougars are Michael Brown - Balmain Hooker, Matthew Bourke - World Cup winning Wallaby Fullback, James Webster – stints with both Balmain/Parramatta, Bernard Carroll – Balmain Back Rower and Mitchell Moses – Current U20’s West Tigers half. Our home ground is Cox Park Carlingford, and we train at both Cox Park and Roselea Oval. Contact details: info@carlingfordcougars.com.au Phone Melissa Kelly 0407 294 373 Web address: www.carlingfordcougars.com.au

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50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS Anniversary Dinner

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1. 1990 Captain Olsen Filipaina and Margaret Dries 4. Unveiling of the memorial plaque 5. Launch of 50 Years Hawks History book 6. Pioneer Wives from 1963 7. Some of the 1963 Hawks Team including ball boy Graeme Aggett.

Football Club Reunion

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15 9. Majority of the 1963 Team including Coach Keith Aggett & Captain, Ces Ainsworth. 14.The unveiling of Team of the Half Century. 17. 2000 Premiership Coach David Nugent (3rd from right), current coach Paul Fletcher (left), and Hawk’s first coach from 1963, Keith Aggett (3rd from left).

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MAJOR PROMOTIONS IN FEBRUARY & MARCH

$8,000 AUTUMN TREASURE DRAWS

$3,000 Members’ Draw SUNDAY 2nd MARCH Open a gold box of Autumn Treasure and you could win $1,000 in club bonus points or gift cards or a combination of both!

MAJOR PRIZE BOXES 1 x $1,000 1 x $500 1 x $300 4 x $200 4 x $100

Swipe your membership card between 3.30pm-5.30pm. The draws starts at 6.00pm. 3 names will be drawn at 6.00pm 3 names will be drawn at 6.20pm 2 names will be drawn at 6.40pm

At 6.45pm all 8 members will be asked, in order, to select from the 11 boxes on display. Following these draws a further 3 members will be called to the stage to select from the final 3 boxes. Members may only win one prize. See club flyers for details. This promotion replaces the regular promotion held on Sunday. LTPM/13/00567

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This could be your big chance to open a gold box of Autumn Treasure worth $1,000 in club bonus points or gift cards, or a combination of both! Swipe your membership card between 6-8pm. The draws will take place from 8.35pm. 3 names will be drawn at 8.35pm 3 names will be drawn at 8.50pm 3 names will be drawn at 9.00pm At 9.10pm all 9 members will be asked, in order, to select from the 12 boxes on display. Following these draws a further 3 members will be called to the stage to select from the final 3 boxes. Members may only win one prize. See club flyers for details. No Thursday Money Wheel on this night. LTPM/13/00625

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MAJOR PRIZE BOXES 3 x $1,000 2 x $500 3 x $200 4 x $100


At The Heritage Function Centre our aim is to make your special occasion or corporate event as memorable as possible. We cater for weddings and parties to larger banquets for up to 300 guests. Using our flexible function space, our corporate events range from smaller seminars to larger ‘Expos’ and awards presentations.

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Sound and light technicians Business facilities, including photocopying, faxing and Internet hot spots. Full in-room catering plus access to The Coffee Club, Golden Hawk Chinese Restaurant and Palm Court Bistro.

We offer a wide range of catering options to suit your needs, from cocktail menus to buffets and set menus. We also offer a great variety of wines and other beverages from which you and your guests may choose.

The Auditorium is our flagship venue and is located on level one of the building. It is suitable for large conferences, launches, shows and dance concerts. It features a permanent stage, sound and lighting equipment, with a huge drop screen and two side screens. The lift takes you from the Club lobby straight up to the main entrance of the Auditorium.

Our stylish and relaxed pre-function lobby area features a beautiful indoor waterfall. Our dedicated functions team will look after your every need. We can organise: chair covers, balloons, flowers and other decorations, DJs, MCs, jukeboxes, karaoke and other entertainment.

The set-up is cabaret style with swivel chairs, and the stage is visible to all attendees from all different levels of the Auditorium.

The Heritage Function Centre provides excellent facilities for all types of corporate events. Our rooms cater for the smallest meetings to larger seminars of 300 guests. We offer: • • •

Free undercover parking for 450 vehicles Convenient central location Hire of audio-visual equipment

Every year the Auditorium hosts a number of very successful events, dance concerts and shows. We aim to ensure your concert is just as successful. To request further information contact: Function Manager Lisa Kradenian on 9807 2444 Email: functions@releagues.com.au Or visit: www.releagues.com.au

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IT’S SENIORS WEEK

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Look out for our facebook posts.

From Monday 17th – Friday 21st March

SENIORS $2 LUNCHEON TWO GREAT $2 MEAL DEALS! 1. A two course meal at the Palm Court Bistro (lunch only) or $9.50 credit on any bistro meal. OR 2. Any top shelf savoury dish with salad or $9.50 credit on any Coffee Club purchase.

Conditions apply.

SENIORS WEEK Purchase your $2 MEAL DEAL and FREE DRINK VOUCHER from Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club reception between 11am – 2pm any day during Seniors Week

PLUS! Each senior citizen member will receive

a free 355ml Schweppes soft drink.

(Mon 17th - Fri 21st March). CONDITIONS: Entitlement is one (1) $2 voucher per member for the week, valid on the day of issue only. To participate in the $2 meal deal or other seniors’ week promotions, members will be required to show a valid seniors card or pension travel card.

PANTRY DRAW Tuesday 18th March Buy $5 and receive $5 worth of FREE raffle tickets when you present your Seniors’ Card or Pension Travel Card. Tickets on sale 1pm. Raffle commences at 2pm.

FINAL FRIDAY RAFFLE Friday 21st March Buy $5 and receive $5 worth of FREE raffle tickets when you present your Seniors’ Card or Pension Travel Card. Tickets on sale 5.30pm. The raffle commences at 6.30pm.

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MAJOR PROMOTIONS IN MARCH

$8,000 GET “LUCKY” DRAWS

$3,000 Members’ Draw SUNDAY 30TH MARCH

Pluck a “Lucky” envelope from the barrel and you could win $1,000 in club bonus points or gift cards, or a combination of both! Swipe your membership card between 3.30pm-5.30pm. The draws starts at 6.00pm. 3 names will be drawn at 6.00pm 3 names will be drawn at 6.20pm 2 names will be drawn at 6.40pm At 6.45pm all 8 members will be asked, in order, to select one of the 11 “Lucky” envelopes in the barrel. Following these draws a further 3 members will be called to the stage to select one of the final 3 “Lucky” envelopes in the barrel.

“LUCKY” PRIZE ENVELOPES 1 x $1,000

Members may only win one prize. See club flyers for details. This promotion replaces the regular promotion held on Sunday. LTPM/13/00625

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Premier Rewards Draw THURSDAY 27TH MARCH

This draw is only open to members with Prestige, Elite or Premium tier status in the Club’s Premier Rewards Programme

You could “Get Lucky” and open a lucky envelope worth $1,000 in club bonus points or gift cards, or a combination of both! Swipe your membership card between 6pm-8pm. The draws will take place from 8.35pm. 3 names will be drawn at 8.35pm 3 names will be drawn at 8.50pm 3 names will be drawn at 9.00pm

At 9.10pm all 9 members will be asked, in order, to select one of the 12 “Lucky” envelopes in the barrel. Then a further 3 members will be called to the stage to select one of the final 3 “Lucky” envelopes in the barrel.

Members may only win one prize. See club flyers for details. No Thursday Money Wheel on this night. LTPM/13/00625

“LUCKY” PRIZE ENVELOPES

3 x $1,000 2 x $500 3 x $200 4 x $100

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MAJOR EASTER PROMOTIONS

$1,500 EASTER BUNNY RAFFLE WEDNESDAY 16th APRIL Ticket sales between 6.00pm – 7.40pm. The draw starts at 7.45pm. Prizes include Seafood Trays, Hampers & Easter Eggs! Gain bonus tickets at any regular Wednesday raffle in March up until Wednesday 9th April. At these raffles simply swipe your membership card at the rewards centre and take your ticket to the raffle host. When you purchase $5 or more of raffle tickets the host will stamp your swipe ticket. Simply save your stamped swipe tickets and bring them on Wednesday 16th April for the Easter Raffle. Purchase a minimum of $5 raffle tickets for our Easter Draw and you will receive $5 worth of free tickets for each stamped ticket you present from the previous Wednesday raffles. The Easter Raffle and Members’ Prize Draw (below) replaces the regular Wed mini-raffle but the Jackpot Jester cash draws are still on.

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MEMBERS’ PRIZE DRAW WEDNESDAY 16th APRIL Swipe your membership card at the rewards centre between 6.00pm – 7.30pm. The draw starts at 8.35pm Prizes Include: • An iPad 2 for work, fun or connecting with friends. • A 66cm LED TV to watch all your favourite movies and shows. • $500 worth of Myer vouchers to treat yourself or a loved one. LTPM /13/00625

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MAJOR EASTER PROMOTIONS IN APRIL

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Swipe your membership card between 6-8pm. The draw starts at 8.35pm:

EXTENDED TRADE ON THIS NIGHT

• 3 names will be drawn at 8.35pm • 3 names will be drawn at 8.50pm • 3 names will be drawn at 9.00pm

At 9.10pm all 9 members drawn will be asked in order to select from the 12 boxes on display. Following these draws a further 3 members will be called to the stage to select from the final 3 boxes. Each box will contain an amount to be won in club bonus points or Gift cards, or a combination of both.

No Thursday Money Wheel on this night.

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(Only members with Prestige, Elite and Premium tier status in the club’s Premier Rewards Programme are eligible to enter this promotion)

A minimum of $2,000 to be won.

SPECIAL EASTER MONDAY RAFFLE Ticket Sales 6pm. Draw at 7pm Monday 21st April (N.B. No Bingo on Friday 18th April or Monday 21st April)

Swipe from 8pm-9.30pm. Draw from 9.35pm. Members may only win one prize. LTPM/13/00975

$3,000 Members’ Draw Monday 21st April A minimum of $1,000 to be won. Swipe 3.30pm-5.30pm. Draw at 6pm A minimum of $2,000 to be won Swipe 6pm-7.30pm. Draw at 8pm LTPM /13/00625 See club flyers for all details. Members may only win one prize in these promotions.

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PROMOTIONS IN MAY

$3,000 MOTHER’S DAY RAFFLE & MEMBERS’ DRAW

WEDNESDAY 7th MAY $1,500

Magic Mum’s Raffle Prizes include: Ladies’ Pamper Hampers and Beauty Treatment Vouchers. Ticket sales between 6.00pm – 7.40pm Draw starts at 7.45pm

$1,500 MOTHER’S DAY PRIZE DRAW Prizes on Offer: • “Shop Till You Drop” with $500 worth of Myer vouchers to spend on mum. • A 66cm LED TV so mum can watch all her favourite movies and shows. • An iPad for work, fun or connecting with friends.

Swipe your membership card via the rewards centre between 6.00pm – 7.30pm. The draw starts at 8.30pm. The Magic Mum’s Raffle and Members’ Draw replaces the regular Wednesday night Jackpot Jester mini-raffle but the cash draws are still on. LTPM/13/00625

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TREAT MUM TO A MEAL SUNDAY 11th MAY ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOOD BUFFET

LUNCH 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Including Prawns and Oysters Plus Live entertainment by renowned pianist Peter Beard Lunch 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Adults $40.00 per head Children under 12 $20.00 Children under 3 Free

Dinner from 5.30pm

GOLDEN HAWK CHINESE RESTAURANT Make mum’s day special at the Golden Hawk this Mother’s Day. A mouth watering menu of authentic Chinese cuisine, or select from our western menu options. Yum cha also available 11.00am – 3.00pm.

Bookings can be made from Monday 24th March at club reception. Full payment required at time of booking.

Over 150 dishes on offer featuring Steaks, Seafood, Asian, Pasta, Vegetarian and much more for mum to enjoy. Lunch from 11.45am

For reservations phone 9807 2444.

For coffee, cakes, and casual dining, there’s plenty for mum to choose from at The Coffee Club

Dinner from 5.00pm

SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY ‘PAMPER HAMPER’ PROMOTION When you treat mum with any dining purchase on Mother’s Day on Sunday 11th May between 12pm - 2pm, you will receive an entry ticket for the chance to win a $200 pamper hamper to make mum’s day special!

There are two draws, at 1pm and at 2pm just before the Super Sunday Raffle. For the 1pm draw the barrel opens between 12pm and 12.55pm. For the 2pm draw the barrel opens from 1.10pm to 1.55pm. LTPM/13/00625

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functions THE FITNESS EDGE SWIM SCHOOL We are a family-friendly Swim School offering a broad range of lessons from 6 months of age up to adults, as well as catering for some swimmers with special needs.

Come and see the Swim School and help us to help your little ones learn the life skill of swimming and water safety, and perhaps encourage them to enter area carnivals when they get to school!

We operate our terms the same as public school terms, making it easier on our families, as everyone gets the chance to have a break and refresh for the next term.

CELEBRATING OUR SWIMMERS’ SUCCESS It’s the time of year when our swimmers get the chance to showcase their swimming skills in their school carnivals. We love to hear of their achievements, both individual and in relays, and share their success with the Swim School team. For swimmers with carnivals coming up, we wish you the very best of luck. Well done to all and please keep sharing your success with us. We love to see everyone doing so well.

Our success is demonstrated through the high calibre of our coaches and instructors, who not only strive to get the best out of their swimmers but also have fun in the process. All our instructors are Austswim qualified, and we pride ourselves on our teamwork, excellent teaching methods, our outstanding reputation within the community and the high level of success we have experienced within the swimming industry. The continual support and guidance we offer our families and our staff helps us to remain a Swim School with a personal and caring approach while keeping our focus on water education and safety for all. VACANCIES - BABIES AND PRESCHOOLERS The Fitness Edge Swim School has limited vacancies in our Babies and Preschooler Programme. These classes are designed to develop water confidence, water safety and survival skills through our friendly and encouraging Austswim Qualified infant instructors. Lessons last for 30 minutes and are payable by the term. Our baby classes range in age from 6 months to 3 years, and a parent or care giver is required to join the class with them. Our pre-school classes are for children from 3 years of age, and provide the first opportunity for them to swim on their own, with a maximum of 4 swimmers in the class and their qualified Austswim instructor. To join the Fitness Edge Swim School one parent is required to be a member of Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club. Membership is available at main club reception.

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For more information on the Swim School refer to the Club’s website: www.releagues.com.au and click the Swim School tab. Call us on 9808 7617 or drop in and see us from Monday to Friday, 10am - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 1pm.


THE FITNESS EDGE YOUR HEALTH FITNESS & AQUATIC CENTRE “Go to The Edge” the voice said “No I’ll fall” I replied “Go to The Edge” the voice said “No, you’ll push me” I replied “Go to The Edge” the voice said “So I went and I was pushed and I flew”. ZEN PROVERB

WELCOME TO 2014

This year marks our 16th year of operation and we hope you continue with us on our journey to evolve, improve and achieve your health and fitness goals. Exercise can be an integral part of everyone’s daily routine, and what a great way to embrace it than here at the Fitness Edge. Regular exercise can achieve many of the benefits that will help to eliminate stress, tackle obesity, cardio vascular disease, and osteoporosis, while increasing your energy levels and achieving many more health benefits. You can even watch your favourite TV shows while using our cardio equipment. All our cardio machines (with the exception of our rowers) have their own individual TV with Foxtel provided (on selected channels). The Fitness Edge has started the New Year with renewed enthusiasm to provide you with the facilities and service we believe is the benchmark for the local area. We provide free assessments, fitness programmes, free crèche and child-minding facilities, secure undercover car parking, and a 25-metre heated pool. We offer a variety of flexible membership packages tailored to suit your needs. We also offer very affordable personal training passes with the personal trainer of your choice, so you never need train without guidance again. Please see gym reception for more information. I am also pleased to announce that the Fitness Edge is now on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thefitnessedge. “Like” our page and stay up to date with all our Facebook promotions, future events, helpful tips and information. For more information go to www.releagues.com.au and click on THE FITNESS EDGE or phone 9808 7633. Chris Kalligas Centre Manager

S Y DA $5 5 R FO E T 1S T IM S USER

FREE VISIT

THE FITNESS EDGE YOUR HEALTH FITNESS & AQUATIC CENTRE

$99 ‘KickStart’

Realise your New Year’s fitness goals by joining the Fitness Edge ‘KickStart’ revolution. One month membership for $99 including 3 x Personal Training sessions ($240 value)

PLUS 5 DAYS FOR $5 SPECIAL OFFER SEE PAGE 1 FOR FULL DETAILS. Contact us on 9808 7633. FEB MAR APR 2014

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THURSDAY 24th APRIL ANZAC DAY EVE

$5,000 PREMIER REWARDS PR E S T I G

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This promotion is only open to members with Prestige, Elite or Premium tier status in the club’s Premier Rewards Programme.

Swipe your membership card between 6.00pm and 8.00pm. The draws start at 8.35pm. Prizes are awarded in Club bonus points or gift cards, or a combination of both.

• 3 names will be drawn at 8.35pm • 3 names will be drawn at 8.50pm • 3 names will be drawn at 9.00pm At 9.10pm all nine (9) members will be asked, in order, to select from the twelve (12) envelopes on the prize board. Then a further three (3) members will be called to the stage to select from the final three (3) envelopes on display.

See club flyers for details. There is no Money Wheel promotion on this night. Members may only win one prize in this promotion. LTPM/13/00625

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MAJOR PRIZE BOXES 3 x $1,000 2 x $500 3 x $200 4 x $100

EXTENDED TRADE ON THIS NIGHT


HOLIDAY UNITS

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club holiday units offer quality accommodation in the best locations with the best prices. MARKHAM COURT, BROADBEACH, QLD

36 AUSTRALIA AVE, BROADBEACH Your choice of 2 x 2 bedroom units. Ideally situated in Surfers Paradise, these modern self-contained units are only minutes from the best the Gold Coast has to offer. The units are only a short walk to Jupiters Casino, the beach and shops, and are close to entertainment, theme parks and tourist attractions. For more information on this resort visit www.markhamcourt.com.au

SHOAL BAY

SHOAL BAY

19 GOVERNMENT ROAD 2 x 3 bedroom units just 300 metres from the beach and Shoal Bay Shopping Centre. Fully self contained. Private courtyard and off street parking.

29 SHOAL BAY ROAD 4 x 3 bedroom units. These units are beachfront units with a view over Shoal Bay to Hawks Nest and the Tomaree headland. Each unit has water views from all living areas including the bedrooms. Each unit has three bedrooms with ensuite, kitchen, lounge, dining room and a fully-equipped internal laundry. Accommodation is provided for one queen size bed and four single beds. A double garage is provided for each unit.

FOR FULL DETAILS ON PRICING, VISIT THE CLUB’S WEBSITE www.releagues.com.au (then Member Services, then Holiday Accommodation) For reservations please contact Barbara Schmitt on 9808 7602 between 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday, or visit Club Reception.

OCEAN PLAZA RESORT COOLANGATTA, QLD

HOLIDAY UNITS Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club holiday units offer quality accommodation in the best locations with the best prices. COOLANGATTA Six (6) units in high rise accommodation across the road from the famous Coolangatta beach with fantastic waterfront views. There are four (4) two bedroom, two bathroom units and two (2) large three bedroom, two bathroom units. These units are located at Ocean Plaza Resort with a shopping centre right at your doorstep. Your weekly rates:

2 bedroom Off Peak $840 3 bedroom Off Peak    $1,050

Peak $1,520 Peak $1,820

You can reduce these rates by a further 12-20% if you have earned sufficient membership reward points (250) in one year. (See website – holiday units for full details). BROADBEACH Two (2) x two bedroom ground floor units within walking distance to the beach, Broadbeach shopping centre and Jupiters Casino. A fantastic location.

Off Peak $610

Peak $990

SHOAL BAY Four (4) modern 3 bedroom units with superb water views, and directly across the road from Shoal Bay Beach.

2 x 3 bedroom units and 4 x 2 bedroom units located right opposite Coolangatta Beach with superb views up and down the coastline. Luxury accommodation at affordable prices. For more information on this resort visit: www.oceanplazaresort.com.au

Two (2) 3 bedroom units 200 metres from the beach and shopping centre. Adjacent to a park. Various rate options depending on the time of year – see our website for details. For full details on all Holiday Units refer to our website (details above). FEB MAR APR 2014

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Has some great holiday ideas for you!

Scandinavia & Russia Enjoy the natural beauty and spectacular scenery of Norway, Sweden & Denmark. Discover the mystery and history of Moscow, and the beauty of St Petersburg. See Red Square, The Kremlin, St Basil’s, Peterhof Palace, Catherine’s Palace and The Hermitage. 23-Day 1st Class Tour. All inclusive, airfares & touring. All dinners & breakfasts. All ‘must do’ sightseeing.

24-Day Tourist Class Tour. All inclusive, airfares & touring. All breakfasts & some dinners. Basic sightseeing plus options as you wish.

$9,290pp (twin share).

$7,720pp (twin share). Departs 31 July.

SOUTH AMERICA Featuring Iguazu Falls & Machu Picchu 25-Day small group tour.

2014 TOURS

Prices from

POLAND Prague & Berlin

Includes all ‘must do’ sightseeing, airfares & all breakfasts & dinners. 25-day tour departing 28 August.

$10,500pp twin share.

Airfares and all ‘must do’ sightseeing.

$6,990pp twin share.

Plus airline taxes, approx $1,020

Croatia... Voted No.1 Best European Destination Features... Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Elafiti Islands, Krka NP and Korcula Island 27-Day Best of Croatia, Slovenia & Northern Italy

$8,380pp (twin share). Departing 28 August 19-Day Croatian Experience

$6,990pp (twin share). Departing 28 August 17-Day Croatian Rhapsody

$5,990pp (twin share).

6 departures.

All packages incldue airfares, taxes, superior accommodation, modern coach transport, most meals and all ‘must do’ sightseeing.

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Full membership of TCF


Has some great holiday ideas for you!

England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland

Land steeped in history, charm, character, beautiful buildings, landmarks and spectacular scenery Scenic highlights include The Scottish Highlands, Isle of Skye, Loch Lomond, Giant’s Causeway, Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, St Michael’s Mount, Land’s End, Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon.

30-Day group tour including the Edinburgh Tattoo $6,990pp (twin share) - Departs 16 August 32-Day group tour including the Chelsea Flower Show $7,170pp (twin share) - Departs 18 May 31-Day 1st Class group tour including the Edinburgh Tattoo $8,380pp (twin share) - Departs 19 July. Price includes airfare, airline taxes, Cosmos coach tour, most sightseeing, airport transfers & Bangkok stopover (No hidden extras!)

CANADA & ALASKA

EASTERN USA 2014 Rocky Mountaineer Train 22-Day group tour of the magnificent TOURS & CANADA Canadian Rockies and the spectacular Alaskan Inside Passage. Depart 7 June. Prices from

$6,740pp twin share.

Airfares, cruise, coach tour & port charges.

Featuring spectacular autumn colours. 20-Day tour departing 19 September.

$4,990pp twin share. Airfares, coach tour & 4 nights in New York.

EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISING

Excellent & affordable luxury 7-night river cruises. From $1,420pp. Cruise the Rhine, Rhone, Saone, Seine, Moselle & Danube Rivers.

Magnificent scenery, medieval villages. Very relaxing. Create your perfect experience and combine your preferred regional cruises.

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ABN 43 002 845 909

Full membership of TCF


INTERNAL CLUB NEWS CAMERA CLUB Our annual Christmas Dinner was a most fitting way to bring a very eventful year to a close. A most enjoyable evening was had by all. Members and their guests were able to view and enjoy many of the photographs that had been taken throughout the year. We said farewell to Murray Lowe, our retiring club President, and welcomed Yvonne Lemming as the camera club’s new president for 2014. We thank you Murray for your friendship, guidance and support. We thank Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club and its directors for their ongoing support and especially for the refreshments that they so kindly provide for us at each of our committee meetings and Monday night meetings. We look forward to 2014 and the new creations, presentations, and outings that will be there for us to enjoy. Among the outings the club will provide is a bus trip to Camden Village, and the Hunter Valley Gardens. An evening of night photography at the Rocks has been organised. For many club members this is an opportunity to experience a different kind of photography with the club group providing a safe and supportive way to venture into a new world. Come and be a part of this experience. Among the many areas of photography that we will be covering are the fields of Photojournalism, Photographic Portfolios and Night Photography. But the most important role that the Camera Club plays is the support of its members as photographers. We enjoy capturing images and are always striving to capture that special moment. Our first meeting for 2014 will be held at the RELC on 10th February at 8pm. Come and join us. You can find out more about out club and its activities at: www.pbase.com/relccc. John Maynard CHESS CLUB The club’s annual Bobby Fischer Cup “rapid” tournament (20 minutes per player plus 10 seconds per move) was won by Arthur Huynh, with Julian Kuan and Donato Mallari equal second. The U1600 division was won by Vince Chiara, with Fiona Shen second and Kevin Shen in third place. The Club Championship finals are complete, with Egon Cardenas and Arthur Huynh finishing as equal winners. Lorenzo Escalante and Francis Pacey were equal third, Chris Ball fifth, and Rob Watson sixth. While the club championship finals were taking place, the Ryde-Eastwood Classic tournament was held for the other players, and was won overall by Donato Mallari. The Division 2 winner was James Hickey. At the club’s prize-and-dinner night in December, in addition to all tournament placegetters, awards were also presented to Egon Cardenas for “Most improved” and Rob Watson was awarded the President’s Award. As always, new players of any standard are welcome on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. Visit our website at www.rydeeastwoodchessclub.blogspot.com. Contact Les Mikolajczyk (0412 970 059), Rob Watson (0408 463 759) or Greig Edwards (9858 3731 or 0416 248 223). EUCHRE CLUB The Euchre Club celebrated the end of year with a dinner in the Golden Hawk Chinese Restaurant. Patron Paul Moujalli and his wife Dianne attended with 50 members and their partners. A great night was had by all. Hearty congratulations to our yearly winners: 1st Ivy Hitchens; 2nd - Rhonda Fekete; and 3rd - Margaret Campbell. Congratulations also to our monthly winners: October - 1st Ivy Hitchens; and 2nd - Maria Lea. November: 1st - Jim Marshall; and 2nd - Peter Lamberton. The Euchre Club takes this opportunity to thank the Management and staff of Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club for their help and assistance during 2013, and wishes all a healthy and happy 2014. The Euchre club extends a warm invitation to experienced Euchre players to come along on Wednesday evenings to the Willandra Room. Games commence at 7.20pm. For information regarding the club please contact Don

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Baillie (President) on 9869 2857 or Mary Griffiths on 9888 5874. Aces Up. Pierina Dick (Publicity). Regards Maria Lea

are always welcome with tuition given to first time players. For enquiries please contact Cath on 0413 600 019 or Narelle on 02 9802 7688.

THE FISHING CLUB What a wonderful end to the fishing club year of 2013. Our November outing was very rewarding for our ten members on board with 31 Morwong caught in a total of 67 fish weighing in at 31.2kg. Michael caught the biggest fish, a 3kg morwong and Majid the heaviest bag at 6.7kg. On our December outing, all records for many past years were broken. We caught 91 fish with a combined weight of 51.3kg. Steve Adamson caught a whopping snapper, weighing in at 6kgs and 72cm long. The charter boat skipper said it was the largest snapper landed on his two charter boats in the last 20 years. Naturally Steve Adamson takes out the Keith Aggett trophy of Fisherman of the Year with the big 6kg snapper. As usual, ‘Mr Consistency’, Michael Cheng, wins the L.J. Hayes trophy with a total of 52.5kg of edible fish. Gary Lee came a close second with 47.2kg and Nic Ceh third with 34.6kg. The fishing club organises monthly deep sea fishing charter boat fishing trips on the first Sunday of most months. Any interested club member should contact Michael Cheng on 0449 518 357 or attend the monthly fishing club meeting on the third Thursday of each month at 8pm. Upcoming outings are: Sunday 2nd February; Sunday 2nd March; and Sunday 30th March. Fishing Club President – Trevor Fahey.

SENIORS CLUB We hope all our members and Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Staff had a peaceful Christmas and enjoyed a happy and safe New Year. A big thank you to all members who supported us so well in 2013, and the Leagues Club staff who at all times were most helpful and obliging. Our Christmas Lunch was again well supported and a great success. Our thanks go to everyone involved. Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 20th February and we hope all our members will be able to attend. We are expecting 2014 to be as busy as 2013 with many bus trips envisaged, as well as Tafe lunches etc., and of course our Solo players who play once a week at the Club. We hope to be able to welcome many new members to the Seniors Club, but of course our thanks go to the faithful members who have been with us since its inception in 2000. We meet in the Function Rooms on the first and third Thursday of each month at 11am and our annual fee is $5. For more information please contact Marie Weston, Secretary, on 9638 7419.

GOLF CLUB The final round of our championships was battled out at Windsor and congratulations to the day’s winner Colin Cope on beating Keith Chan on count back. Congratulations to our club Champion for 2013, Greg Webber, and our A grade winner, Tony Tedesco, and B grade winner, Slava Sokolov. Muirfield hosted a multiplier event, not a favourite amongst most players. Valery P. and Eric Tsui may disagree, as they took out the honours. Our runner-up pair was Kaye Henderson and Alan Dale. Richmond hosted the President’s Cup and congratulations to Valery P., who beat Alex Sokolov on count-back. The final of the Guzzler’s Cup was held at Cabramatta, with our congratulations to Ulla Wood (maybe a crystal champagne flute would have been more appropriate)! The ‘event of the day’ honours went to Ulla Wood, A Grade, and Natalia P., B Grade (Cabramatta seems a favourite with the Girls). Our runners-up were Henry Urbanski, A Grade, and Billy Chick, B Grade. As always, Hams Day was full of prizes. Congratulations to Eric Tsui & Alan Dale on countback (big ham winners), and Slava Sokolov and Keith Chan (smaller ham runners up). Other winners were third place for Steve McElhinney & Henry Urbanski, fourth place went to Robert Wood & Brian Ewin on countback from Alan Henderson & Tony Tedesco, who were a respectable fifth. Congratulations to Keith Chan on best individual score on the day. We have already started all this fun again in 2014. Don’t forget to check the website for full results at www.relgolfclub.com. Good golfing til next time! Annika INDOOR BOWLS Congratulations to Bob Bale, Ray Katt and Don Birt, who were successful in winning the men’s state competitions in October 2013. Congratulations also to the following members of Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club’s Indoor Bowls Club: Irene Mulcahy, who won the Consistency Award for the women’s Wednesday group, and Patricia Petty who was runner-up. And to the winners of the Consistency Award in the Thursday night mixed group, Claire Grebert (Ladies), and Alfredo Peleaz (Men’s). The end of year Christmas dinner and lunch functions were well-attended and enjoyed by all. The Indoor Bowls Club looks forward to another successful and enjoyable year in 2014. New members

SQUASH CLUB Well, we have just completed another year of squash. The Spring Competition concluded in November, but as I mentioned in my previous report, for this competition we only had one team competing, the Division 8 team, which finished in a commendable 4th place. Great job team, nice effort this competition. On a social note, the Annual Presentation dinner was held in November at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, and a great night was had by all. It was great to see all the happy faces there again this year. Thanks to the great organisational efforts once again of Ernie and Bev Speed. Happy New Year to all and we will see you all in the New Year (2014!!!!). Finally, may I take this opportunity to thank the Leagues Club one again for its ongoing support of the Squash Club - it’s wonderful to know we have your support. Remember, we are always looking for squash players so if you are interested please contact Ernie Speed on 9807 3348. Just a Thought: “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” TRAVELLING BOWLS CLUB Hello Members. We trust your Christmas and New Year was a safe and happy one shared with family and friends. Our Christmas dinner was another enjoyable function held in the Golden Hawk Restaurant, with Sidney providing a marvellous menu. It was stated at the dinner that the Secretary and Bowls Secretary positions will be vacant at the AGM meeting, and nominations are sought to fulfil requirements as per our constitution. All members have received advice about the date and time of the meeting. We look forward to your attendance. Please contact Marie Crawley on 9684 1023 or Bob Freeland on 9644 4792 or mobile 0427 003 038. TRAVEL CLUB We trust 2014 will be as successful as last year. We have some great events planned. We held our Christmas lunch on 12th December in the Ryedale room at the Club, and all our members had a very enjoyable day. The table decorations were superb. Our thanks goes to our President, Yvonne. In mid-January we had a great get-together for lunch at Wings. And we will be taking in the scenery on Sydney harbour in February, enjoying lunch on our harbour cruise. In March we head for Kurrajong for a guided tour of the Radio Museum, with lunch at Richmond. As we head into winter we will be spending six days in the Snowy Mountains, staying at Jindabyne. As always, we welcome all new members. Shirley Wheadon, Secretary. 9888 7704


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GARFISH Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc Shiraz

February CASCADE LAGER, CASCADE BRIGHT ALE & CASCADE BLONDE

March

PERONI

A variety of styles from Australia’s oldest brewery, ranging from a traditional lager, an easy drinking beer, and an American style wheat beer

$5.00

Glass (150ml) $4.50

Effortlessly stylish, this Mediterranean style lager delivers an unmistakeable crisp, refreshing taste and a fine subtle aroma.

300ml Glass

Please present your membership card to receive a 10% discount. Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club encourages the responsible consumption of alcohol. See the Wests Tigers promotion on the next page.

$5.60

NRL Footy Season PromotionS There will be special VB promotions running throughout the season. Prizes will include: •NRL Footy Gear •NSW Blues State of Origin Jerseys •32 Inch TV

Bottle $21.10

MARCH WINE OF THE MONTH $1,000 THURSDAY MONEY WHEEL DRAW DATES The following dates provide the schedule of $1,000 Thursday Money Wheel Draw Dates for the next quarter, February through April. Please note that on major draw dates falling on a Thursday in this period, there will be no Thursday Money Wheel.

FEBRUARY 2014 6th February

Draw as normal

13th February Draw as normal 20th February Draw as normal 27th February NO MONEY WHEEL DRAW

ON THIS NIGHT

See club flyers closer to the time.

MARCH 2014 6th March

Draw as normal

In August 2013, Peter Slavos represented the Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Squash Club at the World Masters Games in Turin, Italy. The Games are held every 4 years, and were last hosted by Sydney in 2009.

13th March

Draw as normal

20th March

Draw as normal

27th March

NO MONEY WHEEL

DRAW ON THIS NIGHT

3rd April

Draw as normal

We were delighted to hear that Peter took out the GOLD MEDAL in the over 60s division.

10th April

Draw as normal

17th April

NO MONEY WHEEL

DRAW THIS NIGHT. THERE IS A

$5,000 EASTER DRAW

24th April

NO MONEY WHEEL DRAW

THIS NIGHT

WELL DONE PETER!

Great effort Peter. All the best defending your medal at the next games in Auckland, New Zealand in 2017!

APRIL 2014

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SCORE!

GARFISH Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc Shiraz

Buy a glass or bottle of our March

Feature Wine, (Garfish from Estate Wines) for your chance to WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO A CORPORATE BOX AT LEICHHARDT OVAL on Sunday 27th April.

Glass (150ml) $4.50

Bottle $21.10

Present your membership card to receive a 10% discount. Drawn on Tuesday 1st April at 11:00am. Winner does not need to be present. LTPM/13/00625

IT’S RYDE TOYOTA’S

40TH

ANNIVERSARY! Come in for our Birthday

Summer Specials! To get the facts contact fellow club members with 40 years’ experience in the local area. David Tompkins for vehicle sales or Peter Martin for service and parts. Present this advertisement when purchasing your vehicle and we’ll arrange for 3000 Bonus Points to be credited to your Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Membership Card!

Call 9812 1777

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DID YOU KNOW THAT ALL RYDE-EASTWOOD LEAGUES CLUB MEMBERS GET A 10% DISCOUNT ON ALL COFFEE CLUB MEALS?

EVERY THURSDAY 4.30PM - 10PM 50th celebrations car winner NO COUPON REQUIRED 30/4/14

31/10/13

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INTRODUCING… Travelabout’s Solo Travel Club

KIDS MOVIES

Do you like cruising? Are you a solo traveller? Do you not travel because you don’t have friends who want to travel? Or they can’t afford to travel? Maybe they’ve already been to places that you want to visit? Do you want to travel with other solo travellers? Do you find the single supplement (or single cost) unfair and too expensive? Would you like to cruise with other single people? Possibly join a small group of people on a cruise? You may get the opportunity to share a cabin and save the single supplement. Travelabout is proposing regular monthly meetings where you get to meet other solo travellers. Register your interest for possible cruises. Regular meetings with guest speakers.

Mention this this ad ad to receive receive aa 5% 5% Mention discount discount off off selected selected items. items. 904 Victoria WestRyde Ryde 904 VictoriaRoad, Rd, West

Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire length of the movie

No admittance to the auditorium until 30 minutes before movie commences. No reserve seating. Movies subject to change.

WELL DONE TEAM! For the 4th consecutive year, a large group of Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club staff members completed the RunSydney 10km fundraiser.

Compassionate

Anytime any time

Out of 47 teams, Ryde-Eastwood finished an impressive third overall and raised $5,000 for the Children’s Medical Research Institute. Thank you Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club team members for your support! Every year more and more of our staff members are getting behind this event, and thanks to The Fitness Edge’s support with training and fitness we expect 2014 to be bigger and better than ever.

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TUES 22ND APRIL THE CROODS 11.00AM

Limit of 6 tickets per member. Tickets only available after 10am on the day of the movie.

Experienced

Phone 1300 1300 74 00 Phone 00 74 74

Personalised Service

Day or night. Day or night. Youcan can trust trust us You ustotohelp. help.

Caring

The first thing to decide is will your loved The first is to decide will your loved one one be buried or cremated. This is be buried or cremated. This is important as it requires different important as it requires different paperpaperwork to be completed by the doctor. work tothing be completed The next for you to by do the is todoctor. call us. The next thing for you to do is to call us.

THUR 17TH APRIL MONSTER UNIVERSITY 1.30pm

(legal requirements). $1 Ticket conditions: Tickets are only available to members.

Our first meeting is scheduled for 27th February at 10.30am at your Club Contact Marlene or Sam at Travelabout on 9807 5188

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AUSTRALIA’S ANDRE RIEU SHOW STARRING VOV DYLAN Vov Dylan & his Viennese Orchestra perform all the melodies of Europe, including “Blue Danube”, “Merry Widow”, “La Vie En Rose”, “Raadetzky March”, “Jealousy” and “Vienna Woods”. Operatic vocalists Will Amer & Desiree Regina complement Vov’s stunning tribute to Andre Rieu, and the performance is completed by the beautiful Ballroom Dancers. You will think the Dutch violinist, conductor and composer has taken to the stage himself!

BOOK NOW. Show starts 8pm.

Members $18

Non-Members $22

SATURDAY 1ST MARCH MANILOW & SEDAKA For one night Mark Bowden combines his talents as New York’s finest showmen in Barry Manilow and Neil Sedaka. The classics will keep coming, including Copacaba - Mandy - I Write the Songs - American Bandstand - Could it Be Magic - Calendar Girl - Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen - Oh Carol - Stupid Cupid and Breaking Up is Hard To Do. Bringing the nostalgia of New York in the seventies to RydeEastwood, Mark Bowden as ‘Manilow and Sedaka’ will have you captivated from the opening bar.

BOOK NOW. Show starts 8pm.

Members $15

SATURDAY 15TH MARCH

Non-Members $18

SELTIC SIRENS With the exciting build-up to St. Patrick’s Day, The Seltic Sirens will transport you to Ireland with traditional and popular favourites played on the Celtic harp, Irish drums, pennywhistles and fiddle. The Sirens’ stunning vocals and visuals bringing magic of Ireland to this time of year along with other timeless classics. Enjoy renditions of songs from The Corrs, Moody Blues, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel and more.

BOOK NOW. Show starts 8pm.

Members $15

Non-Members $18 FEB MAR APR 2014

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MAR/APR/MAY ENTERTAINMENT SATURDAY 29TH MARCH

TONITE’S THE NIGHT

SATURDAY 12TH APRIL

THE 3Bs

With his superb vocal range and amazing resemblance to the “Clown Prince Of Rock & Soul”, Morgan Kent will take you on a very humorous musical journey of the life and hits of the one and only ROD STEWART. This is a must see show as Morgan celebrates the success and longevity of one of music’s greatest icons. Morgan also includes funny impressions of other stars like Michael Caine and Pavarotti!

Relive the memories of The Bee Gees from their first hit ‘Spicks and Specks’ to the 70s dance music of ‘Stayin’ Alive’. Hear the magical harmonies of The Beach Boys and the fun, energy and excitement of an era never forgotten. Experience Beatlemania with those irresistible songs like ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, ‘She Loves You’ and so many more.

BOOK FROM 15TH FEBRUARY Show starts 8pm.

BOOK FROM 1ST MARCH Show starts 8pm.

Members $15 Non-Members $18

Members $15 Non-Members $18

SATURDAY 3RD MAY

LINE DANCING

THE STARS OF

No longer the cowboy boots and cowboy hats - just dancing without a partner! The style of music and dance moves that are incorporated are a wonderful mix to be enjoyed by everyone at any age or fitness level. The members and their guests who currently attend enjoy a fun social dance class, often either sharing a meal or a drink in the club before or after the class. This style of dance is great for the brain and the body and lifts the spirit. Beginners sessions

Special Line Dance Socials 7pm-11pm Sat 22 Feb & Sat 26 Apr Members $5.50 Non-Members $8.80

are always available. Be brave enough to give it a try.

THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Rising stars from the Talent Development Project! Music theatre performer Amber Finch, semi-classical singer Nicholas Gentile, and big ballad singer Anja Nissen along with Daniel Gordon, Jacob Neil with the superb band Neon Connective. Amazing young talent performing all the old classics!

BOOK FROM 22ND MARCH Show starts 8pm.

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You will not be disappointed!

Beginners Classes Wednesdays 7pm-8pm Thursdays 12pm - 1pm For further information contact Julie directly on 9560 0584 or speak with our friendly reception staff on 9807 2444.

JULIE TALBOT


DAMN GOOD DIVAS

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The Damn Good Divas show pays homage to just that - those wonderful divas we all know and love. Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Liza Minnelli, Cher, Aretha Franklin, Shirley Bassey, Diana Ross, Bette Midler and more . . . Listen to all the timeless classics such as ‘Big Spender’, ‘The Rose’, ‘Respect’, ‘You Don’t have to say you Love Me’, ‘The Way we Were’, ‘Chain Reaction’, ‘Turn Back Time’ and so much more!

BOOK FROM 5TH APRIL. Show starts 8pm.

Members $30 Non-Members $33

SATURDAY 31ST MAY

FOREVER DIAMOND Experience the superb talents of Peter Byrne in Forever Diamond. The Irishman presents Neil Diamond’s greatest hits spanning more than three decades in an uncannily real portrayal that has to be seen and heard to be believed! Peter Byrne is certainly ‘No Rough Diamond’. Hits such as ‘Song Song Blue’, ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’ and ‘Sweet Caroline’ will keep on coming in a sensational tribute to Neil Diamond.

BOOK FROM 19TH APRIL. Show starts 8pm.

Members $17 Non-Members $20

SATURDAY 14TH JUNE

THE LOVE GENERATION All you need is love! The Love Generation transports you back to a time when everyone was feelin’ hip and groovy. Tributes to ABBA, NEIL DIAMOND, JOHN DENVER, KAREN CARPENTER, THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY, JOHN LENNON, ROD STEWART, CAROL KING, OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN, JANIS JOPLIN and more. If you loved the Seventies, you will love this show!

BOOK FROM 3RD MAY. Show starts 8pm.

Members $14 Non-Members $17

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A 2-COURSE LUNCH AND SPARKLING WINE. GALA LUNCHES INCLUDES Bookings close at 11.30am on the day of the Gala Lunch. TUESDAY 4th MARCH

TUESDAY 1st APRIL

TUESDAY 6th MAY

TUESDAY 3rd JUNE

REBECCA HAYES

LUCKY STARR

MICHAEL MONTGOMERY

SUSAN JON ROSE

Powerhouse Diva!

Rock ‘n’ Roll Icon!

Members: $14

Members: $14

Non-Members: $17 Book from 4th Feb

Non-Members: $17 Book from 4th March

Amazing Tenor Voice Members: $14 Non-Members: $17 Book from 1st April

FEB/MAR/APR LOUNGE ENTERTAINMENT Saturday, 1 February 2014 Friday, 7 February 2014 Saturday, 8 February 2014 Friday, 14 February 2014 Saturday, 15 February 2014 Friday, 21 February 2014 Saturday, 22 February 2014 Friday, 28 February 2014 Saturday, 1 March 2014 Friday, 7 March 2014 Saturday, 8 March 2014 Friday, 14 March 2014 Saturday, 15 March 2014 Friday, 21 March 2014 Saturday, 22 March 2014 Friday, 28 March 2014 Saturday, 29 March 2014 Friday, 4 April 2014 Saturday, 5 April 2014 Friday, 11 April 2014 Saturday, 12 April 2014 Friday, 18 April 2014 Saturday, 19 April 2014 Sunday, 20 April 2014 Friday, 25 April 2014 Saturday, 26 April 2014

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Joel Davis Trio Dennis Demello Duo Chris Connolly Franky Valentyn Tina Petroni Nightshift Kaylens Rain Toucan Duo Dennis Demello Duo Ian Blakeney Joel Davis Trio Flava Sharron Bowman Franky Valentyn Tina Petroni Nightshift Chris Connolly Ian Blakeney Joel Davis Trio Kaylens Rain Dennis Demello Duo Jenny Marie Lang Tony Williams Duo Sharron Bowman Kafe Kool Nightshift

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Superb New Talent! Members: $14 Non-Members: $17 Book from 6th May


See page 8 for full details.

Seniors Week

17th - 21st MARCH

See pages 10 & 11 for details

16th - 21st APRIL

EASTER $13,000 PROMOTIONS

P.O. Box 163, West Ryde NSW 1685 E: members@releagues.com.au W: www.releagues.com.au

See page 12 & 13 for full details.

MOTHER’S DAY

SUNDAY 11th MAY

See page 27 for full details.

DAMN GOOD DIVAS

SATURDAY 17th MAY

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Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club journal, Feb/Mar/Apr 2014