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Nov, Dec, Jan Journal 2012-13

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club | phone 02 9807 2444

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$10,000 Christmas Ham ‘n’ Hamper Raffles P.6 $8,000 BIG Christmas Pay Off Promotions P. 8 $8,000 Australia Day Celebrations P. 17



Dear Member, Since my last report the Club has seen the passing of three men who by their efforts, helped to make our Club the success that it has become, and I would like to briefly pay tribute to their contribution. Firstly, Sam Crawford, who was an early Director and served for many years and helping to form the policies that our Club relies on, even today. Sam was also an original Member of the RydeEastwood D.R.L.F.C. and was awarded Life Membership of both Clubs for his services. His contribution to our Club will not be forgotten. Secondly, Les Hayes, who was our first Secretary in 1963, and together with the late Fred Fayers, was most responsible for this Club gaining a Licence after those seven years of battle through the Courts, against our opposition. Les was elected President when the Club opened in 1970 and served until 1975 when his work took him to the country. He was an original Committeeman of the Ryde-Eastwood D.R.L.F.C., and was awarded Life Membership of both Clubs. Les, together with Fred Fayers and the late Harry Quinlan and others such as Jack King and the late Bob Clayton, set the foundations on which our Club has flourished over these years. The third man was John Bogie, who started with our Club when it opened in 1970 as the drummer with our Club band. He later became our Entertainment Manager, and after retiring was elected to the Board in 2004 and served up to the time of his passing a few weeks ago. People such as this writer will not forget their contributions to this Club, and their Epitaph can be read when you, as members, enter the Club and read the inscription on the plaque below the Honour Roll, which states, “When you drink at the well, remember those that dug the hole.” Briefly in Club news, you will be pleased to know that the Club exceeded last year’s net profit by $173,602, and as I have stated in past reports, these results are only possible with the support of you the member, so once again I thank all those of you that use our facilities. The new Golden Hawk Chinese Dining Room has so far been well attended, and the Board, together with management and our caterer, are still fine tuning the Menu to cater for all members’ tastes. One matter that I would like to bring to members’ attention is when you are playing the poker machines and you have to leave the machine for a few moments, please make sure that someone keeps watch for you in regard to the credits on the machine. New technology makes the retrieval of credits very easy, and there has been the odd case of people removing these credits when members have left their machine unattended. More information on the financial results is detailed in my report for the A.G.M. further on in the Journal. Keith Aggett President

The Annual General Meeting of Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Ltd will be held in the Heritage Function Centre at the Club on Thursday 22nd November at 7.30pm.

H. Bell


Vice President

D.D.Petkovich Petkovich

J.J. Dunlea Dunlea

After finishing eighth in the Competition rounds they then defeated Windsor 32 to 6 in their elimination semi-final, and went on to defeat Wentworthville 29 to 20 in their next final match before qualifying for the Grand Final by defeating Newcastle by 26 to 24. This win set up a meeting to decide the Premiership with their old rivals, Newtown. Had they been able to win the Grand Final they would have become the first team in the current form of the Finals to win from eighth position, a task that they almost succeeded in doing. Both teams finished with four tries apiece, with Newtown kicking three goals to our one, which proved the difference in the end. Full credit must go to the coach Paul Fletcher and his Staff for their efforts over the season. From next season there will be only one team competing in the NSW Cup Competition from the Balmain / Wests merger, and this team will be known as the Wests Tigers. At the stage of writing it is not sure what capacity RydeEastwood will be involved with this team, as negotiations are still ongoing in this regard. Club officials would like to thank our Supporters for their involvement over the season and hope that they will get behind the new concept next year.



K. Aggett

The Balmain RydeEastwood Tigers were unable to complete their near perfect finals record in the VB NSW Cup Competition when they were beaten 22 to 18 by their Newtown rivals in the Grand Final decider at A.N.Z Stadium on Sunday 30th September.

J.J. King

P.P.Moujalli Moujalli

M.L. Chapple

E.E.Gillon Gillon

J.F. McClymont

C.A. C.A.McCarthy McCarthy


9807 2444


9808 7612


9808 7633


9808 7617


9808 7602

Barbara Schmitt

9am – 4pm,

Mon – Fri


9808 7645


9807 5188

General General Manager Manager

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




Club’s Trading Times

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Yes $5,000 Premier Rewards Draw Yes

Nil 8.30pm – Midnight

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Nil Yes Super Bingo Commences Yes Meal Deal Madness

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PALM COURT BISTRO Lunch Time Trading Hours 12 noon – 2.30pm Dinner Time Trading Hours 5.30pm – 9.00pm Mon – Wed 5.00pm – 9.30pm Thurs – Sat 5.00pm – 9.00pm Sun & P/H 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 5.30-10.30pm. Closed December 25th. Normal trading hours except New Year’s Eve: open at 5.30pm for dinner. (No Lunch service) Normal trading hours 1st January TRAVELABOUT Closed from Friday 21st December 2012 and will re-open Monday 7th January 2013

BARBER SHOP Closed 25th & 26th Dec. Open 27th – 31st Dec. Closed 1st January 2013. Re-opens 2nd January 2013

THE FITNESS EDGE Open every day except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. See Fitness Edge pages on for more details.

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>>>Come and join the Fitness Edge

Revolution at Ryde-Eastwood

The new look Fitness Edge facilities are up and running and the flexibility of our membership options means that, unlike some fitness establishments, you don’t have to commit and lock in to long term contracts. Member feedback since the new facilities opened back in June have been overwhelmingly positive. We like to think of ourselves as one big happy family at the Fitness Edge and invite you to become one of the family. Please read on and find out why we think we’re pretty unique in the local area. The Fitness Edge provides the best possible personalised health and fitness solutions in a friendly, supportive and motivating environment at affordable prices.

>>>No Joining Fees Often, many people that wish to embark on a fitness programme are deterred not only by the annual membership subscription at some venues but also the three figure joining fee on top of that. At the Fitness Edge we encourage our members to spend more time concentrating on their fitness goals rather than worrying about their bank balance. Therefore, we don’t charge a joining fee. Read on below to see how we also aim to make your membership options as flexible as possible.

>>>“No Contract” options are available from one month to 12 months Whether you join the Fitness Edge for one month or two months, you are able to upgrade your membership plan to one year. For many people new to using a fitness centre they prefer to get a feel for whether they like it or not before committing to the larger payment for annual membership. That’s why we offer the “Try as you Buy” option. It gives you the flexibility.

>>>Upgrade for longer periods with no penalty* Yes, that’s right, should you decide to commit to a longer period of membership there are no hidden penalties attached. We understand that you may need a settling in period before taking the plunge and committing to a longer term membership option. We aim to make choosing the right membership for you as flexible as possible. *Conditions apply.


>>>Brand New Renovated Facilities We have state of the art equipment in all areas including our new weights and cardio rooms, from the latest Techno Gym strength equipment to the latest Cybex Arc Trainers. All our cardio machines are equipped with LCD screens.

>>>Personal Training Our fully qualified instructors can give you that extra edge when it comes to one-on-one training. Your personal training sessions are an affordable way to ensure you achieve your fitness goals and stay motivated. And as with our membership structure, you can choose from a variety of 30 minute session packages, from as little as $27.50 each. It’s a great way to get started and work yourself into shape. (By Appointment Only. Please see Gym Reception).

>>>JOIN NOW! Other Great Reasons to join the Fitness Edge . . . • Heated Pool with Aqua Fitness Classes. • A huge range of Group Fitness classes every week, with activities ranging from bodypump and pilates to cycle, aqua and boxing. • Massage Room • A Crèche and Free Child Minding* • Ample Undercover Parking.

* Conditions Apply Trading Hours Mon-Wed 5.30am – 11.00pm. Thur – Fri 5.30am – 9.30pm. Sat – Sun 6.30am – 7.00pm Public Holidays 7.00am – 7.00pm. For further information, phone 9808 7633 or visit the club’s website at

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Summer is here and you could be on the way to opening an envelope worth $1,000 MAJOR CASH PRIZE ENVELOPES

Swipe your membership card between 3.30pm and 5.30pm. The draws start at 6.00pm - At 6.00pm 3 names will be drawn - At 6.20pm 3 names will be drawn - At 6.40pm 2 names will be drawn At 6.45pm all 8 members will select from 11 envelopes on display. Then at approx. 7.00pm 3 more winners will be selected to choose one of the remaining 3 envelopes. Members may only win one prize. See club flyers for details and Premier Rewards tier ticketing allocations.

1 x $1,000

1 x $500

1 x $300

4 x $200

4 x $100






(Only members with PRESTIGE, ELITE and PREMIUM status in the club’s PREMIER REWARDS PROGRAMME are entitled to enter this draw).

With summer upon us, this is your chance to open a prize envelope on display and walk away with a $2,000 cash prize. Swipe your membership card between 6pm - 8pm. The draw starts at 8.35pm. - At 8.35pm 3 names will be drawn - At 8.50pm 3 names will be drawn - At 9.00pm 3 names will be drawn - At 9.10pm all 9 members will select from 12 envelopes on display.








1 x $2,000

1 x $1,000

1 x $500

1 x $300

4 x $200

4 x $100

Then at approx 9.20pm, 3 more winners will be selected to choose one of the remaining 3 envelopes. (No Money Wheel on this night). Members may only win one prize. Terms and conditions applay. See club flyers for details and Premier Rewards tier ticketing allocations. LPTS/12/09031


By implementing the recommendations from its recent Energy Saver audit, Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club will reduce its lighting energy use by 30 per cent, cut carbon pollution by 237 tonnes and save more than $60,000 per year. With an annual power bill of more than half a million dollars, the management team at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club is constantly looking for energy saving opportunities. And while there’s no shortage of people approaching the club with proposals promising big power savings, General Manager Chris McCarthy says that sorting out which technologies will deliver proven results can be a challenge. ‘We simply don’t have the technical expertise to make those kinds of decisions unaided,’ says McCarthy. ‘The proposals that come across my desk usually have some commercial initiative behind them, so it can be diffcult to work out which ones will provide genuine savings.’ As part of an ongoing efficiency programme, the club upgraded its air-conditioning chiller plant in 2010 and recently implemented some water-saving initiatives. McCarthy says installing more efficient lighting was the next priority. ‘The Office of Environment and Heritage’s Energy Saver programme made it viable for the club to enlist the services of an independent energy consultant to help us create a plan for our lighting upgrade with all the proper checks and balances in place,’ says McCarthy.‘ Our auditor not only helped us to identify cost saving opportunities, but also payback periods for the recommended capital expenditure. ‘The audit report was very comprehensive and made it easy for us to prioritise projects, as well as get Board approval for more than $145,000 in capital expenditure.’ While the payback period for the club’s planned capital expenditure is 2.3 years, this is expected to reduce further as many projects will qualify for Energy Savings Certificates. The club’s projects include installing motion sensors in toilets, outdoor smoking areas, and the function centre; replacing T8 fluorescent light fittings with T5s; and installing voltage reduction

units in the car park. The most costly project involves replacing more than 500 halogen downlights with LEDs. More than half the club’s energy and cost savings will come from this initiative.

In brief An Energy Saver audit helped Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club identify lighting options to help reduce the centre’s electricity use. Options included replacing T8 fluorescent light fittings with T5s; installing motion sensors; replacing halogen downlights with LEDs, and installing voltage reduction units in the car park. While more than $50,000 in savings will result directly from more energy effcient lighting, the new fittings generate less heat and will help to reduce air-conditioning costs by an additional $12,000 a year. The longer life of the replacement fittings will also reduce maintenance costs.

Results •

Cost savings of around $63,000 a year.

Expected 30 per cent reduction in lighting energy use.

Simple payback period of 2.3 years will be made shorter with Energy Savings Certificates.

Annual reduction in carbon pollution of more than 237 tonnes.

Your next step To find out how your business can access an energy audit, contact the Energy Saver team: Email Call 02 8837 6000 Visit NOV DEC JAN 2012-13




WEDNESDAY 5th, 12th & 19th DECEMBER. 70 GREAT PRIZES ON OFFER EACH NIGHT. • Full and Half legs of Ham • Legs and Shoulders of Pork • Wine Packages • Christmas Hampers

Tickets on sale on the day from 6.00pm. Draws start from 7.45pm. See Club flyers for all prize lists. N.B. This raffle will replace the “Steal the Deal” promotion on these nights.



Christmas Cheer Raffles OVER THREE SUNDAYS IN DECEMBER 9TH, 16TH AND 23RD Your last chance to stock up for Christmas with sumptuous seafood platters, half hams and turkeys, plus wine packages and some cracking Christmas hampers. 1LTPM/12/00595

Ticket sales start from 1.00pm. The big draw commences at 2.00pm.

PLUS! 10 more half hams up for grabs. When you purchase a drink

over any bar between 2pm-5pm, receive a ticket into the mini-ham raffle. Draw starts at 5.05pm


CHRISTMAS SEAFOOD & TURKEY RAFFLE Friday 21st December For all you last minute Christmas shoppers we have sumptuous seafood platters and turkeys to give away plus some great Christmas hampers. Tickets go on sale from 5.30pm. The raffle draw commences at 6.30pm. There is also a Final Friday Raffle major prize up for grabs See club flyer for details.

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Your big chance to cash up with a share of $3,000 to pay off some of those Christmas bills.

1 x $1,000

Swipe your membership card between 3.30pm-5.30pm. The draws start at 6.00pm

1 x $500

- At 6.00pm - At 6.20pm - At 6.40pm

1 x $300

4 x $200

4 x $100

3 names will be drawn 3 names will be drawn 2 names will be drawn

At 6.45pm all 8 members will select from 11 prize envelopes on the board. Then at approximately 7.00pm, 3 more winners will be drawn to select from the final 3 envelopes.

Terms and conditions apply. See club flyers for details and Premier Rewards tier ticketing allocations. Members may only win one prize. LTPM/12/00595 No other promotions on this night.







$5,000 P P P PR E M I



THURSDAY 27th DECEMBER (This promotion is only open to members with Prestige, Elite or Premium tier status in the club’s Premier Rewards Programme).

Your chance to open a prize envelope worth $2,000 in Cash! Swipe your membership card between 6.00pm-8.00pm The draws start at 8.35pm - At 8.35pm 3 names will be drawn - At 8.50pm 3 names will be drawn - At 9.00pm 3 names will be drawn

MAJOR CASH PRIZE ENVELOPES 1 x $2,000 1 x $1,000 1 x $500 1 x $300 4 x $200 4 x $100

At 9.10pm all 9 members will select from 12 prize envelopes on the board. Then at approximately 9.20pm 3 more winners will be drawn to select from the final 3 envelopes. Terms and conditions apply. See club flyers for details. LTPS/12/09032 . Members may only win one prize. No other promotions on this night.


Members’ Meal Deal Madness Thursdays in January Palm Court Bistro 2 for 1 Meal Deal!* 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.

Buy one meal and receive a second meal free! *Conditions apply

Lunch and dinner Thursdays only during January 2013 *Members only promotion. (The lesser value meal is free. Offer does not extend to premium steak 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).

offer in on dishes 0 5 Over 1 of styles : variety a huge

$15 0g 35 p m Ru / Steak T-Bone $15 llandaise lmon fillet with Ho Sa ed rill G od Seafo $11.50 y da e Roasts of th $11.50 Sour Chicken d an t ee Sw se Chine $11 rry Cu Thai Green $11.50 aki riy Te ef Be se ne Japa $12 a gn sa La Pasta – Beef $12 ein M ow Ch n ria ta Vege $14 n aw Pr Salad King $12 les od No en ick Ch Stir fry $12 lot e th Burger with

IN DULGE IN GEL ATO One scoop served

We also have a children’s menu. All the meals are freshly cooked to order.

with dessert of

ONLY $7!

Large range of .

Daily dessert

gelato flavour

specials also

the day.



Members’ Discount Please present your membership card for your10% discount. All prices are GST inclusive. Cash Only. 100% cholesterol free oil used in cooking. No added MSG used in cooking. Please inform us of any dietary requirements or food intolerances.

Visit to see full menu details. NOV DEC JAN 2012-13


Melbourne Cup FABULOUS

Tuesday 6th November

Watch the “Race that Stops the Nation” from 3pm on the big screens. PLUS: • Full TAB facilities • $1, $2 and $5 sweep tickets on sale from 10am • Gala Cup Day Luncheon from 12pm, including free sweep ticket. • Cup Luncheon • $3,000 Evening Raffle - Great Prizes (including i-Pad 2 & 66cm TV)

FUNCTIONS At The Heritage Function Centre our aim is to make your special occasion as memorable as possible.

To request further information contact the Function Manager Lisa Kradenian on: 9807 2444 or or go to

LTPM/12/00595. See club flyers for all details.

LINE DANCING AT RYDE-EASTWOOD LEAGUES CLUB Line dancing is as STRONG as ever. Beginners sessions are available in our club every Wednesday night from 7pm. Many of our new students state, “I have wanted to take up line dancing for years.” Don’t waste any more time! Simply purchase your dance ticket at reception and give it a go. The warm friendly atmosphere is very encouraging for the absolute beginner. If Australia’s January country music festival fever gets to you, then be well prepared by attending the beginners sessions prior to the event. Our instructor was paramount in creating the largest linedance in Tamworth and securing a Guinness Book World Record. Be a part of the dance craze that is here to stay. For full details contact club reception on 9807 2444.


The next Social Line Dancing date is Saturday 12th January 7pm - 10pm

Golden Hawk Chinese Restaurant Chef’s Recommendations


Yum Cha

Peking Duck (Whole) - Served in two courses $45.80 1st - Sliced Duck with Pancakes (12 pancakes) 2nd - Sang Choy Bow (6) 北 京 片 皮 鴨 (壹 隻 兩 食)

with a difference Come and savour the fantastic Cantonese taste of Yum Cha. Our delicious Yum Cha is served lunchtimes, Tuesday to Sunday. The dishes include meat, seafood and vegetables, typically steamed or fried, as well as desserts and fruit. Yum Cha is available Tuesday-Sunday 11am-3.00pm

Peking Duck (Half) – Served in one course with 6 pancakes $25.00 北 京 片皮 鴨 (半隻一食) Live Mud Crab 泥 蟹 (Market Price) Cooking Style-Salt and Pepper, Chilli Black Bean, Ginger and Shallot, XO Chilli Sauce, Singapore Chilli or Garlic Butter 烹 調 方 式-椒 鹽, 豉 椒, 薑 蔥, XO 醬 爆, 星洲辣醬 或 蒜 子 牛 油 King Prawns in Peking Chilli Sauce 宮 保 明 蝦 $20.80 King Prawns in XO Sauce XO醬 蝦 球 $20.80 Scallops in Garlic Sauce 蒜 茸 帶 子 $20.80 Peking Shredded Beef 乾 燒 牛 柳 絲 $18.80 Beef Fillet Cubes with Wasabi Sauce 日 式 牛 柳 粒 $19.80 Shantung Chicken 山 東 雞 $16.80 Satay Combination 沙 嗲 什 會 $19.80 Sizzling Mongolian Lamb 鐵 板 蒙 古 羊 肉 $18.80 Pork Ribs with Chinkiang Black Vinegar 鎮 江 肉 排 $16.80 Salt & Pepper White Bait and Squid 椒 鹽 双 脆 $19.80

Trading Hours: Lunch: Tue-Sunday 11am-3pm.

Dinner: Tue-Thurs and Sun 5.30pm-10.00pm. Fri-Sat 5.30pm-10.30pm. Closed Monday Last order 15 minutes prior to close. For full menu details visit: NOV DEC JAN 2012-13


Some of our Pre schoolers in action

Keep Your Little Ones Safe This Summer Let us help you to start your little ones on the road to being water safe and confident. Come and see us in the swim school and we can teach you as well as your little ones the life skills of swimming and water safety. We have a number of preschooler and baby positions available in our Swim School. Classes run Monday to Friday 11.00am-12.30pm. Please contact 9808 7617 for more info. Toddlers are curious by nature and often attracted by water. However, they have little fear or understanding of the possible dangers posed. As they learn to crawl and walk, their ability to access water hazards such as pools, spas, and buckets is greatly increased. Toddlers tend to be ‘top heavy’ and can therefore easily lose balance and fall into bodies of water. Children can drown in as little as a few centimetres of water, so items such as inflatable swimming pools, baths, and nappy buckets all pose a drowning hazard. According to the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia, 49% of children aged 0-4 who drowned did so in a swimming pool. The Fitness Edge Swim School recommends that parents and carers take the following precautions to reduce the risk of childhood drowning: Supervise: • Ensure constant and active supervision. • Remain within an arm’s reach of young children as they can drown quickly and silently. • Never leave a young child unsupervised; always take your child with you if you have to leave the water area, even if you will only be gone for a short period. • Don’t expect older children to look after younger siblings. Children have short attention spans and can be easily distracted. • Nominate a parent or carer to supervise any children near the water when you have visitors.

Reduce the hazard: • Restrict the child’s access to water through safety barriers such as pool fencing. The legislation surrounding pool fencing differs between the States and Territories of Australia. Contact your local authority or government agency for information on pool fencing regulations in your area. • Don’t leave objects near a pool fence that will enable children to climb into a pool, e.g. pot plants and chairs. • Don‘t leave any gates or doors propped open that might allow children access to a body of water. • Create a safe play area for children, especially on farms and large properties, which are separated from bodies of water

such as swimming pools, dams and water troughs.

We will be taking bookings for Term 1 2013 from Monday 21st January at 10am. For further inquiries please call our office staff on 9808 7617. Office hours are Mon to Fri from 10am to 6pm and Sat 8am to 1pm Visit our website for more information and click on Swim School. The Fitness Edge Swim School is part of the Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde.



NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 49th Annual General Meeting of Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Ltd (“the Club”) will be held in the Club premises, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde at 7.30pm on Thursday, 22 November 2012. BUSINESS 1. Confirmation of Minutes of The 48th Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 24th November 2011 2. To receive, consider and, if thought fit, adopt the Annual Report of the Board of Directors. 3. To receive, consider and, if thought fit, adopt the Income Statement and Balance Sheet for the year ended 30/06/2012. 4. Declaration of the results of the election of Directors for 2012/2014.

As only the required number of Directors have been nominated for the board for 2012/2014, they will be declared elected

at the AGM. They are K.A. (Keith) Aggett, H.(Harry) Bell, J.J.(Jack) King, M.L.(Malcolm) Chapple, J.F.(Jim) McClymont,

D.K. (Dennis) Petkovich, J.E. (John) Dunlea, P. (Paul) Moujalli, E. (Ernie) Gillon, and D.K. (Dennis) Petkovich Jnr.

5. To consider and, if thought fit, to approve an Honorarium for Directors for 2012/2013.

President $14,000p.a. nine (9) Directors $12,000p.a.

Honorarium to be payable monthly in arrears. (N.B. Under the superannuation Guarantee legislation superannuation at 9% is payable to some Directors).

6. To consider and, if thought fit, pass each of the Ordinary Resolutions, which are enclosed with this Notice and labelled “Notice of Ordinary Resolutions”. Full Financial Report Members can access a copy of the 2012 Annual Report by going to the club’s website or by contacting club reception. PRESIDENT’S REPORT Dear Member, The 2011-2012 Financial Year has seen our Club return a net profit after Tax of $3,762,138. This result is an increase of $173,600 on the previous Year ($3,588,536), and shows again the tremendous support that our Members give to our Club. With disruptions over this period due to the refurbishments to the Fitness Edge, and taking into account the current economic conditions, it is all the more noteworthy. Of course, all these results don’t just happen, and great credit must go to our General Manager, Chris McCarthy and his hardworking team of Carl Pozzato (Operations Manager), Jo Luke (H.R.), Nathan Hawton (Gaming), Dean Owen (Marketing), Martin Westbrook (Beverage), Chris Kalligas (Fitness Edge), Lisa Kradenian (Functions) and also all our line management and staff, who continue to excel in their various roles and work in the interests of the club and its members. To my fellow Board Members, again a big thank you for your continued support and input which involves many hours of time

and dedication on their part. The trading information for the first few months of the year indicate that the Club is currently in line with our budget, and hopefully this augers well for the remainder of this current financial year. Although this trend and the previous year’s results are extremely satisfying, we cannot rest on our laurels, and our task is to continue to monitor all operational areas of the club to ensure they perform to the levels expected. This monitoring process is also relevant to our industry as a whole, which is continuing to undergo many changes, and your Board and Management are keeping a vigilant watch in this regard. In closing, once again thank you to members for your ongoing support. Keith Aggett. President. NOV DEC JAN 2012-13


GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT Members, The 2012 Annual Report highlights a record after-tax net profit for Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club of $3.762m. The result following on from the previous years strong net result places your club in a very strong financial position.

aware of the financial difficulties associated with the continuing operation of that club, and which ultimately brought about the decision to close. The site has been rezoned residential and the club is working with consultants and the local council to finalise the best design for the site. We are hopeful of having a clear direction by early 2013.

The year in review was not without its share of highs and lows. The year commenced with a major threat from the Federal Government in the form of the proposed mandatory pre-commitment technology. The Club Industry rallied against this poorly considered proposal with a strong campaign pointing out the potential damage to our industry with minimum effect on the targeted issue of problem gambling. We are grateful that the proposal has been shelved at least for the foreseeable future. On a positive note the new Liberal/National Government in NSW honoured its pre-election Memorandum of Understanding and has introduced a number of measures designed to strengthen the Club Industry for the benefit of communities in NSW.

Your November Journal has some information on policy changes and price increases for the club’s holiday units, which will come into effect in February 2013, after the holiday season. We regret the need to impose additional expense on members but the reality is that costs associated with the running of the units such as cleaning, maintenance, body corporate fees and electricity have risen dramatically over the past 18 months and there is a need to try and keep pace with those expenses. The increased prices do not offset all the price increases. We are also mindful of upgrading the facilities to maintain a good standard, and the units need to be self sufficient in this regard.

During the year we undertook a major refurbishment and upgrade of the The Fitness Edge, the club’s fitness and aquatic centre located on the lower ground floor. Opened in 1998, the Centre was in need of a freshen up and the end result has certainly achieved that. The Fitness Edge now provides a modern, well balanced centre with great facilities for the whole family. With the ever increasing level of competition in the fitness industry we are confident the refurbished centre will be an attractive option for the local community. If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit The Fitness Edge, I urge you to inspect the Centre on your next visit to the club. Other enhancements to The Fitness Edge include the replacement of the gutter supports around the pool edge to provide a long term maintenance-free solution, and the installation of a pool heat pump to provide an energy-efficient solution for pool heating. Energy efficiency has been a major focus for the club in the past year, with the installation of the new heat pump for the pool, a major lighting review, which has resulted in the replacement of the majority of the lights on the ground floor, and other energy saving initiatives throughout the club and the car park. The club has also recently completed an energy equipment audit and work will soon commence on the commissioning of recommendations contained in the audit. Over the past three years we have managed to reduce our overall energy consumption by nearly 20% and reduce our peak demand by nearly 30%, yet we have seen our electricity bill continue to increase, with a further 10% increase since 1st July. This last increase included the cost of the Carbon Tax which is averaging around $6,000 per month. Reduced consumption and increased costs would be a familiar story to most members when it comes to their own electricity bill, and we share your concern on this issue. 2012 also saw the change of the club’s restaurant to the Golden Hawk Chinese Restaurant, specialising in Chinese cuisine. This was a major change, stemming from concern of a long term trend of reduced patronage for the old Hawk’s Nest Restaurant. The Board and Management were of the view that a major change was required to ensure that the restaurant returned to profitability, so that this facility could be maintained for members, as we believe a restaurant is an offering that members want as part of their club. On a sad note, Hawks on Second Ave was closed at the end of December, marking the end of an 80-year period of a bowling club on that site. Members would be well


What’s planned for the coming year? For the Ryde-Eastwood site minimal works are currently proposed or planned. A minor upgrade to the stairwell area leading to the lower ground floor and a review of the Auditorium are the only items currently on our agenda. As mentioned earlier there is a major project associated with the Hawks site when the planning issues are finalised. However, the extent to which the club will be involved with any development will not be resolved until that planning and approval process is finalised. Predictions for the coming year? Hopefully a sustained period of political stability in relation to the club industry, to allow us to concentrate on running your club rather than battling with Governments. For the economy, hopefully also a prolonged period of stability. On the staff front, I acknowledge the support of all the team for their dedication to their job, support of the club’s objectives and their efforts in achieving the financial result in the past year. Well done team! I also acknowledge staff efforts in support of the Children’s Medical Research Institute by actively supporting ‘Jeans for Genes‘ Day for the past 15 years (this year reaching our own personal fundraising record). The amount raised is matched each year by the Board on behalf of club members. Staff have also participated in the 10km Run for Fun charity fun run held at Homebush in support of the Children’s Medical Research Institute, and this year (4th November) we again have nearly 50 staff participating to raise funds. Well done to you all for your support. In closing, I acknowledge the efforts of the club’s Board of Directors, capably led by President Keith Aggett. Another year of non-stop effort in support of your club, by a strong team of committed Directors. We look forward to another year and as always thank you, the member, for your support. Chris McCarthy General Manager

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. FIRST ORDINARY RESOLUTION (a) 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;

(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. 2. SECOND ORDINARY RESOLUTION (a) 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 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) Ten 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 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. Dated 12th September 2012 By Direction of the Board C. A McCarthy General Manager

3. 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 nine years and has been used only once. 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. 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. Dated 12th September 2012 By Direction of the Board C. A McCarthy General Manager

7. 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. NOV DEC JAN 2012-13


For the 12 months ending 31st August 2012 Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club has provided funding of over $480,000 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. •

Alfa Romeo Club NSW

Jaguar Drivers’ Club

Alopecia Support Group

Kent Road Public School

Alvis Car Club

Kidney Health Australia

Ryde Eisteddfod

Alzheimers Australia

Knights of Rizal

Ryde Family Support Services

Aussie Masters Swimming

Knitters Guild NSW

Ryde Hospital Diabetes Interest

Australian Braille Authority

Leukaemia Foundation of Australia

Autism Spectrum Australia


Balmain Referees Association

Lifestyle Solutions

Balmain Tigers JRLFC

Macquarie Ryde Evening View Club

Brush Park Women’s Bowling Club

Macquarie Saints Baseball Club

Cadillac La Salle Club

Manchester Unity

CAMs Motor Race Panel


Ryde Eastwood Division of Sydney Legacy

Group •

Ryde Hunters Hill Life Education

Ryde Ladies’ Probus Club

Ryde Little Athletics

Ryde Sports Foundation

Marist College Eastwood

Ryde Underwater Club

Marsden High School;

Scout Groups of Ryde

Carlingford Cougars JRLFC

Men of League Foundation

Shamrocks JRFLC

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

MG Car Club

St Vincent de Paul Society

Christian Community Aid

Morgan Owners Club of Australia

Superkart Club of NSW

Chrysler Valiant Owners Association

MX 5 Club

Sydney Legacy

City of Ryde Art Society

National Seniors’ Association

The Amenian Relief Society

Clubman Drivers Club

National Seniors’ Macquarie Branch

Delta Therapy Dogs

North Ryde JRLFC

The Animal Welfare Society

Eastwood Ladies’ Probus Club

Northern District Junior Cricket

The Australian Air League

Eastwood Occasional Childcare

The Australian Lung Foundation

Eastwood Public School

Northside Community Forum

The Australian Thyroid Foundation

Eastwood Ryde Netball Association

NSW Baseball Scorers

The Children’s Medical Research

Eastwood Senior Citizens’ Club

NSW Hill Club Advisory Panel

Friends of Art Group

NSW Myasthenia Gravis Association

The Heart Foundation of NSW

Future Achievement Australia (Max

Packard Auto Club

The Rotary Club of Ryde


Peer Support Foundation

The Shell Club of Sydney

Guillian Barre Syndrome Association

Probus Club of Ryde

Truscott Street Public School

Heart Support Services


Vision Australia

Holy Cross JRLFC

Reach Community Initiatives

West Ryde Easter Festival

Holy Spirit Primary School North

Riverlink Interchange


Royal Rehabilitation Centre

West Ryde Public School

Historic Sports and Racing Car

Ryde Arthritis Association

Wheelchair Sports NSW


Ryde Carlisle Swimming Club

Young Life Australia

Hunters Hill Ryde Community

Ryde City Combined Probus Club

Youth Off The Streets

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SUNDAY 27th January

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


At 6.45pm all 8 members will select from 11 prize envelopes on display. Then at approx. 7.00pm 3 more winners will be selected to choose one of the remaining 3 envelopes.

1 x $500 1 x $300

Members may only win one prize. See club flyers for details and Premier Rewards tier ticketing allocations. LTPM/12/00595. *Members may only win one cash prize in this promotion. No Spin and Win Promo on this day.

4 x $200 4 x $100


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

THURSDAY 24th January Open the lucky envelope you could walk away with $2,000 Cash! Swipe your membership card between 6.00pm-8.00pm. The draws start at 8.35pm. • At 8.35pm 3 names will be drawn • At 8.50pm 3 names will be drawn • At 9.00pm 3 names will be drawn At 9.10pm all 9 members will select 1 of 12 prize envelopes on display. At approx 9.20pm, 3 more winners will open the remaining 3 prize envelopes. Terms and conditions apply. See club flyers for details and Premier Rewards tier ticketing allocations. LTPS/12/09033. No Money Wheel promotion on this night. Members may only win one prize.

NOV DEC JAN 2012-13


YOUNG STARS OF TOMORROW 15th December 2012. The Talent Show starts at 8pm RG Music and Singing Star presents the cream of local talent in a show featuring the Young Stars of Tomorrow. The show starts at 8pm in the club’s auditorium. Come and witness this spectacular gala of local young talent who will thrill you with great songs and fresh energy. These eleven young hopefuls represent the cream of the Singing Star competitors from the past three years, performing for you. For ticketing details call John Shearer on 0414 458 995.


nov, dec, jan - THURSDAYS 7.30pm - FREE



M THURSday 17th jan               THE LUCKY ONE


Jan - TUESDAYS 11am & THURSDAYS 1pm. ONLY $1.

Tues 8th jan beverly hills chihuaua 3


Thurs 10th jan big miracle



Thurs 17th jan MIRROR MIRROR

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. Ticket 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.


Have some great holiday ideas for you!

Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland

Travelabout has 4 excellent tours available in 2013 Land steeped in history, charm and character, magnificent buildings, landmarks and spectacular scenery. 30 Day Spring Tour - 14 May - $6380pp

30 Day August Tour - 11 August - $6790pp Includes the Edinburgh Tattoo 31 Day 1st Class Tour - 20 July - $8590pp Includes the Edinburgh Tattoo 33 Day Spring Tour - 18 May - $7240pp Including entry to 100th Chelsea Flower Show plus opportunity to visit many gardens. Includes Airfares, hotels, coach tour of Europe and overnights in Bangkok each way. Visit 6 great countries and many beautiful cities.

Croatia & Slovenia 3 Exciting Itineraries available Ranging from 21 to 27 day tours.

Prices from $5660 - $8380pp Departing May, June, August & September

Includes airfares, taxes, hotels, coach tour, all ‘must do’ sightseeing, all meals on most tours and stopovers in Bangkok... No hidden extras! Detailed brochures available

Affordable European River Cruises

Travelabout has a selection of exclusive selection Fly/Cruise Packages …Some of our popular Fly/Cruise packages

$4290pp 21 Day Provence & Loire Valley - start from $5980pp 19 Day Eastern Europe & Prague - start from $5660pp 24 Day Magnificent Europe - start from $7550pp 23 Day Germany, Danube & Prague - from $7550pp 12 Day Romantic Rhine Valley- start from

(Partially hosted cruise for the Solo Traveller) * Modern 4 star ships * All shore excursions included * 3 delicious meals served daily with beer, wine & juice Prices include airfares, airline taxes, cruise, port charges, all shore excursions, internal flight or train connections and stopovers in Bangkok *Single cabin/rooms from $296 * Deck upgrades start from $150pp


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Full membership of TCF

NOV DEC JAN 2012-13


SUPER BINGO IN 2013 Have your bingo card stamped 9 times in January for free entry to play Super Bingo on Friday 1st February where all games have $30 prizes! ** Bingo Sessions in January: 2nd, 4th 7th 9th 11th 14th 16th 18th 21st 23rd 25th 28th 30th Mondays at 7.30pm (20 games) Wednesday and Fridays from 11am (30 games)

* (N.B. If you don’t have stamps, it will be $4.50 to enter).** Split games excepted. Please be reminded that for all bingo sessions only children 12 years old and over may attend.

$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, November through January. Please note that on major draw dates falling on a Thursday in this period, there will be no Thursday Money Wheel.

What do I do now? The first thing to decide is will your loved one be buried or cremated. This is important as it requires different paperwork to be completed by the doctor. The next thing for you to do is to call us.

Day or night. You can trust us to help.

Phone 1300 74 00 74 Anytime

Mention this ad to receive a 5% discount off selected items. 904 Victoria Road, West Ryde

NOVEMBER 2012 1st November - Draw as normal 8th November- Draw as normal 15th November - Draw as normal 22nd November- Draw as normal 29th November - NO MONEY WHEEL DRAW THIS NIGHT DECEMBER 2012 6th December - Draw as normal 13th December - Draw as normal 20th December - Draw as normal 27th December - NO MONEY WHEEL DRAW THIS NIGHT JANUARY 2013 3rd January - Draw as normal 10th January - Draw as normal 17th January - Draw as normal 24th January - NO MONEY WHEEL DRAW THIS NIGHT 31st January - Draw as normal LTPS/12/00306






HORIZONS RESORT* 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom executive apartment. Fully self-contained. Can accommodate 6 comfortably. For more information on this resort visit

1 x 3 bedroom unit. Located just around the corner from Markham Court and close to all amenities.


Your choice of 2 x 2 bedroom units. Ideally situated in Surfers Paradise, these modern, self contained units put you within minutes of the best that the Gold Coast has to offer. The units (Markham Court & Jubilee Gardens) 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

Your choice of 2 x 3 bedroom units.




Your choice of 4 x 3 bedroom units with superb beachfront location.

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


IMPORTANT POLICY CHANGE RE: DEPOSITS AND CANCELLATIONS Dear Member As noted in our previous journal, most prices will increase on 2nd February 2013 after the peak holiday period. Please refer to the website regarding the updated prices or pick up an updated schedule from club reception. There have also been some changes to the deposit and cancellation policies, which come into effect on 1st November. Deposits • A $200 per week deposit is required at time of booking • A $300 per week deposit is required for peak periods • A $100 deposit is required for ballot applications, with the balance of deposit payable within 2 weeks of notification of success in the ballot. (For unsuccessful ballot participants the deposit is refundable). • $200 of the deposit received forms a security bond, which is refundable on return from your holiday

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:

Cancellations • Cancellations within 90 days of the booking date will result in the deposit being forfeited unless the unit is relet, in which case the full deposit will be refunded. We regret the need to impose higher tariffs. However, in most cases the increases do not even match the increased weekly costs incurred since the last increase. The change in deposit requirements is not designed to be onerous but to be fair to all users. Late cancellations are, in most cases, unavoidable but they do have an effect on tariffs for all users in the long term, and it is our aim to keep tariffs affordable. Despite the increases, the units are still extremely good value for money, with tarrifs well below normal market rates. To see how competitive the club’s rates are, please visit any of the resort websites listed on this page and make a price comparison. C . McCarthy General Manager NOV DEC JAN 2012-13





buy any 2 meals,

get 2 regular coffeeS

for free

Available every day, Sunday to Monday. 31/01/13




DISCOUNT VOUCHER offer valid up 30/04/2010 toto31/01/2013

Present your membership card to receive a 10% discount Conditions

• Only original voucher accepted, no copies • 1 voucher per sale • 1 voucher per member • Not refundable for cash • Retravision Eastwood only




Seven Sundays Wine Tasting

For every purchase of a schooner or middy of VB or Carlton Draught in the Main Bar, Bistro Bar or the Sports Bar between Thursday 13th December and Friday 11th January, receive an entry ticket for the chance to win a 16GB, WiFi, 3G, iPad2 (TWO to be won!) The winner does not need to be present. LTPM/12/00596

Palm Court Bistro, Saturday 10th November from 6pm-8pm

Hosted by Les Hill, from shows such as Rescue Special Ops and Underbelly

Beers of the Month Please present your membership card to receive a 10% discount

December & January

Great Northern Super Crisp

Blue Tongue Premium Light

Brewed longer for a super crisp and refreshing full strength lager.

Specially brewed with 3 types of hops to be lower in alcohol without compromising on taste



November Bistro Bar

Dec/Jan Bistro Bar

Seven Sundays


Feature Wine of the Month Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Shiraz Cabernet Glass $4.50 (150ml serve)

Bottle $21.10 Present your membership card to receive a 10% discount

Feature Wine of the Month

Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Shiraz Merlot Cabernet Glass $4.50 (150ml serve)

Bottle $21.10 Buy a glass or a bottle for your chance to win a Rip Curl watch valued at $250. Winner does not need to be present. Present your membership card to receive a 10% discount. LTPM/12/00596 Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club encourages the responsible consumption of alcohol

NOV DEC JAN 2012-13


INTERNAL CLUB NEWS CAMERA CLUB Another enjoyable year for our photographic clan here at the Camera Club. We have had the pleasure of a wonderful group of like-minded people who share their photographic experiences and look for opportunities to improve their picture taking skills. The outings provided by the Club to such places as the Old Great North Road, Brigadoon in Bundanoon, and the Mugamarra Nature Reserve could be enjoyed by both photographers and their families. There were wonderful bushwalks at Mugamarra – just to enjoy the flora and fauna. A range of interesting and special images were captured by those of us who had our cameras. At our Monday night meetings we shared in the knowledge of other photographers in such areas as Nature photography, Monochrome and Street/City Life photography. We look forward to our annual Christmas Dinner and Awards Presentations on December 10th. We thank Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club and the directors for their ongoing support and especially for the refreshments that they so kindly provide for us at each of our Monday night meetings. We say farewell and thankyou to our club Secretary and Treasurer, Denis Bainbridge, for his dedication and service to us over the past nine years. Denis has had to resign from his position and so we say thank you. We wish a very happy Christmas to all our readers. You can find out more about out club and its activities at – John Maynard.

regarding membership please contact either Don Baillie (President) on 9869 2857, or Mary Griffiths (Treasurer) on 9888 5874. ‘Aces Up’ Pierina Dick. Regards Maria Lea THE FISHING CLUB The 2012-2013 elections have been held and the committee was re-elected, unopposed. Trevor Fahey, President; Ashley Amstel, Vice President; Brian Boggs, Treasurer; Michael Cheng, Secretary, and most importantly, Nic Ceh as fishing organiser. The August outing was fished in poor conditions but 67 fish were caught, with 34 morwongs in the catch of about 40kgs. The September outing was in much better conditions, a cool sunny day, with a total of 17 fish caught, mostly being leather jackets. Michael got the heaviest bag at 10.5kg, with Steve the biggest fish, a morwong at 1.2kg. Sadly, the October outing was cancelled due to big seas and strong winds. We are looking forward to the November outing. The fishing club organises monthly deep-sea charter boat fishing trips on the first Sunday of most months. Any interested club member should contact Nic Ceh on 9858 2412, or attend the monthly fishing club meeting on the third Thursday of each month at 8pm. Upcoming outings are Sunday 4th November and Sunday 2nd December. Fishing Club President, Trevor Fahey. GOLF CLUB Richmond was home to our final medal round for the year and the semi-finals of Matchplay. Medals were awarded to Tony Campbell with a net 69 in A grade, and young Jayden Whybro with a net 72 on count back in B grade. Runners-Up were Alan Russell with 70 in A grade and Kaye Henderson with 72 in B Grade. Congratulations to Rick Beves and Steve Ferns making it to the Matchplay final. Massey Park hosted the Team Shield this year and congratulations to Tony Campbell and Brian Ewin, winning with 46 points. Poor Ulla Wood and Jayden Whybro had to settle for second place with 43 points. Dunheved hosted the Pairs Championship this year, and congratulations to Rick Beves and Ross Neville beating the Woodies by ¾ of a shot. Windsor was home to the Matchplay final, and congratulations to Steve Ferns. The day’s event went to Kaye Henderson, with Tony Campbell runner-up. Antill Park was a new course this year and honours at the debut go to Steve Jeffery, with Rick Beves runner-up. Spring is here and the championships have started. The round 1 winners at Fox Hills were Alan Henderson (A grade) and Slava Sokolov (B grade). Runner-up prizes on the day went to Rick Beves (A grade) and Mark Irwin (B grade). Round 2 was at Lynwood (yes everyone’s favourite course), and well done Tony Campbell, with Rick Beves just missing out in A grade. B grade honours went to young Alex Sokolov, with Mark Irwin missing the post again. If anyone is interested in joining the golf club enquires can be made via email to: Don’t forget to check the website for full results www. Good golfing til next time! Annika

CHESS CLUB Congratulations to our under 1400 team (22/32) which won its division in the NSW Chess Association Grade matches. The team comprised Alan Morton (Captain), Ivan Mitrovic, Vince Chiara, Christopher Ball and Martin Chin. Congratulations to the preceding players, especially Christopher and Martin, who both achieved the rare distinction a Chess Association board prize for a score of 70% or more over all their games. Our under 1600 team (13.5/32) was well led by Susan Morgan (3/6) but found the going tough despite solid performances by Greig Edwards (3/6) and Vince Chiara (2.5/6). Thanks to all who represented our club. Our club’s Lightning Championship where each player only has five minutes for all moves resulted in an impressive victory for Ted Wong (8.5/10). Second was Lorenzo Escalante(7.5/10)with Chris Ball (5.5/10), third. At the time of writing our Bobby Fischer Cup, a rapid play event, is in progress, and our Club Championship Final and the Ryde-Eastwood Classic (for members that did not make the final), will commence in October. The Chess Association’s Ryde-Eastwood Open was held at our Leagues Club over the Labour Day long weekend. On the Sunday play was suspended to enable the participants to watch the NRL Grand Final. As always new players of all standards are welcome on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Visit the website at www.rydeeastwoodchessclub. Contact Les Mikolajczyk (0412 970 059), Greig Edwards (0412 248 223), or me, Dennis Hale (9484 1435) SENIORS CLUB Another year is nearly over, and it has been a sad one for EUCHRE CLUB our Seniors. A number of our members passed away and On the 7th August Euchre Club Members and their it is with great sorrow that our Patron, John Bogie, died in partners enjoyed a three course dinner, which was August after a long illness. Our thoughts and condolences beautifully catered for by the Restaurant. The Euchre club go to Maureen and family. Also recently passing away meets each Wednesday night in the Willandra Room. were long time members of the Seniors Club, Alfredo Games commence at 7.30pm sharp. Experienced players Reale and Mable Neill – our condolences to Teresa are warmly invited to come along and enjoy the games. and Arthur. We have had a busy year with days away, The evening concludes with a light supper. Prizes are lunches, walks, bus trips and, of course, our once-a-month awarded to both men and women who are 1st and 2nd speakers. With the continuing support of our members each week; monthly and yearly prizes are also awarded. we look forward to being just as busy in 2013. Congratulations to our monthly winners: July 1st, R We are looking forward to our annual Christmas Lunch Stewart; 2nd R Fekete. August: 1st, D Baillie. 2nd J Taylor and hope the majority of our members will be able to & R Fekete. September: 1st, I Hitchens. 2nd, F Arndell, attend. Our annual fee for 2013 remains at $5, with the M Campbell, N Coffill & J Marshall . For information meetings held on the first and third Thursdays of the


month at 11am, so come along and join us. Cards (Solo) will be played each Thursday at 1.30pm. We wish all our members and the Committee and Staff of Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club a very happy Christmas and a safe and healthy New Year. For more information please contact Marie Weston, Secretary, on 96387419 SQUASH CLUB We are nearing the completion of the Spring Competition for 2012. This comp we had 2 teams competing a Div 5 and a Div 7 team. With four rounds to play, the Div 5 team are placed a respectable 4th and the Div 7 team are 6th. The Div 7 team were promoted from Div 8 this comp, due to their impressive win in the Autumn Comp. It has been a tough comp for many players, with injuries ravaging many of the teams. Hopefully the next comp will be better for all concerned. Just a heads up, our Annual Presentation dinner is to be held on Sat 17th November, 2012 at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, and we hope to see all squash members there. It promises to be a great night. Remember, we are always looking for new squash players, so if you are interested please contact Ernie Speed on 9807 3348. Just a Thought: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” TRAVELLING BOWLS CLUB Hello members. Well, 2012 is quickly coming to an end with only one more game to play, on 4th November at Ettalong Bowling Club. It has been an interesting year with the bowling clubs running so many events now we have noticed a change in our numbers. However, we are preparing for 2013 and looking forward to your continued participation. Coming dates to remember: Thursday 6th December, our Christmas dinner at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, from 7.00pm. Booking required. Thursday 7th February 2013: our Annual General Meeting at RydeEastwood Leagues Club, from 7.00pm. All members welcome. Sunday 24th February 2013 trip to Towradgi Bowling Club. The coach leaves RELC at 9.30am. Any information required on the above items, or membership, please call Marie Crawley on 9684 1023, or Bob Freeland on 9644 4792 (mobile 0427 003 038). Happy Bowling. R. Freeland. TRAVEL CLUB During the past three months we are sorry to report the deaths of two of our foundation members,Val Cameron and Mabel Neall. To Arthur we extend our condolences. Our outings have been well-attended. The lunch at Doyle’s was a pleasant day by the harbour. Our September trip was to Joadja, a heritage listed old shale mining town in the Southern Highlands, first settled by Scottish migrants in the 1830s. All that is left are the remains of the houses, the school of arts, the school and the workings of the oil extraction plant. Although scattered over a large area we were transported from site to site by small carriages pulled by four-wheel drive over a very bumpy road. The morning tea and lunch provided was very delicious. In October we enjoyed our visit to Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh. As usual in November we will have our Melbourne Cup party get together with a fancy hat parade. At the end of the month we have planned a three day trip to the Hunter Valley Gardens and surrounds to see their Christmas lights display, which is reported to be outstanding. Our Christmas lunch will be held on 11th December at the club. This is the finale of our activities for the year. To everyone, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2013. If you are interested in joining the club we meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm and you may contact the Secretary, Margaret Dollar, on 9898 3332 for further information.










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A superb tribute to the legendary Van Morrison! Three decades of blues, jazz, rock and soul, including classics such as ‘Moon Dance’, ‘Bright Side of the Road’, ‘Brown Eyed Girl’, and ‘Have I Told You Lately That I Love You’. Lead vocalist, Steve Hogan’s vocal similarity to this music legend is uncanny. ‘Van the Man’ will ensure a night to remember!!

Book NOW. Show starts 8pm.

Members $12 Non-Members $15

SATURDAY 1st dec the drifters The Drifters provided the soundtrack for a generation, with more than a decade of successful music releases with classics like: “On Broadway”, “Save the Last Dance for Me”, “Under the Boardwalk” and “Saturday Night at the Movies.” They’re still as good as ever. Don’t miss this one!

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Members $22 Non-Members $25



Experience the superb talents of Peter Byrne in Forever Diamond. The Irishman presents Neil Diamond’s greatest hits, spanning over three decades, in an uncanny portrayal that has to be seen to be believed! “Peter Byrne is No Rough Diamond”

Book NOW. Show starts 8pm.

Members $22 Non-Members $25

monday 31st DECEMBER - NEW YEAR’S EVE! the love generation Put on your Flares Put on your Platform Shoes Let’s go back to when Hair was Long When Love and Peace Ruled.....Back to the 70s! Bring in the New Year feeling ‘hip and groovy’ The show includes tributes to ABBA, NEIL DIAMOND, ELVIS, JOHN DENVER, KAREN CARPENTER, THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY, JOHN LENNON, ROD STEWART, CAROL KING, OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN, JANIS JOPLIN and More.

With a fantastic 3-Course meal to enjoy, this will be a New Year’s Eve to remember. Bookings essential.

Book now. Show starts 8pm. Members $69 Non-Members $75 NOV DEC JAN 2012-13





great southern bands A tribute to 3 great bands on one big night! The perfect Aussie rock triple tribute, celebrating the music of three of Australasia’s finest acts from the 70s, 80s and 90s – DRAGON, NOISEWORKS and MIDNIGHT OIL. You’ll hear such Aussie anthems as ‘April Sun in Cuba’, ‘Are you old Enough’, ‘Take Me Back’, ‘Rain’, ‘Beds are Burning’ and much more!


Book FROM 8th dec. Show starts 8.30pm.

Members $12 Non-Members $15


the 3Bs Relive the memories of The Bee Gees from their first hit ‘Spicks and Specks’ to the 70’s dance music of ‘Stayin Alive’. Hear the magical harmonies of The Beach Boys, along with 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 many more.

Book from 22nd dec. Show starts 8pm.

Members $15 Non-Members $18


DAVID CAZALET Celebrate the life & music of Elvis Presley. David Cazalet is an astounding performer, and arguably presents the finest tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Performing all the hits from Hound Dog to Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, and so many more. This is as close as you’ll ever get to the King!

Book from 5th jan. Show starts 8pm.

Members $20 Non-Members $25





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SATURDAY 2nd March

SATURDAY 16th March

Ezio & Michelle De Angelis – MEDIUMS

irish shenanigans

itual Experience!

Australia’s Leading Husband and Wife team present a Psychic and Spiritual Experience! What happens when someone dies? Does the way they die impact their experience of life after death? Do they continue to take an interest in our lives? Celebrated psychic mediums Ezio and Michelle De Angelis answer many of the unanswered questions we have about the afterlife. Book from 19th jan. Show starts 8pm.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Weekend! Irish Shenanigans, starring Fiddler Ian Cooper, with the Voice of Ireland Eileen McCann, and their band of Merry Musicians and Irish Dancers. You’ll be guaranteed a frolicking good time as we salute the Emerald Isle.

Book from 2nd feb. Show starts 8pm.

Tickets $30

Members $15 Non-Members $18

SATURDAY 23rd March


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The Eagles Show - Desperado

A cultural celebration! The music of Italy & Spain comes alive with a superb European cast, including vocalist Tony Mazell, accordion virtuoso Nick Bava & the beautiful songstress and musician, Joanna. Be mesmerized by the sounds of the Gypsy Rhythms, plus superb Spanish Dancers & the Milano Madrid Band.

‘Desperado authentically recreates the sound of this classic band as seen and heard on their 90’s Eagles tour. Hear hits like Hotel California, Tequila Sunrise, New Kid In Town, Take It Easy, Best of My Love, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Lyin’ Eyes, Heartache Tonight, The Long Run, Love Will Keep Us Alive plus hits from their new Album ‘Long Road Out of Eden” and many more.

Book from 9th feb. Show starts 8pm.

Book from 23rd Feb. Show starts 8pm.

Members $15 Non-Members $18

Members $18 Non-Members $22 NOV DEC JAN 2012-13



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Latin sounds. Members: $26 Non-Members: $30 Book from 4th Sept.

Musical Theatre Star.

Mr Entertainment Members: $10 Non-Members: $12 Book from 4th Dec

Powerhouse Diva!

Members: $10 Non-Members: $12 Book from 6th Nov

Members: $10 Non-Members: $12 Book from 5th Feb

NOV/DEC/JAN LOUNGE ENTERTAINMENT Friday, 2 November 2012 Saturday 3 November 2012 Tuesday 6 November Friday, 9 November 2012 Saturday, 10 November 2012 Friday, 16 November 2012 Saturday, 17 November 2012 Friday, 23 November 2012 Saturday, 24 November 2012 Friday, 30 November 2012 Saturday, 1 December 2012 Friday, 7 December 2012 Saturday, 8 December 2012 Friday, 14 December 2012 Saturday, 15 December 2012 Friday, 21 December 2012 Saturday, 22 December 2012 Friday, 28 December 2012 Saturday, 29 December 2012 Monday 31 December 2012 Friday, 4 January 2013 Saturday, 5 January 2013 Friday, 11 January 2013 Saturday, 12 January 2013 Friday, 18 January 2013 Saturday, 19 January 2013 Friday, 25 January 2013 Saturday, 26 January 2013 28

Jenny Marie Lang Duo Michael Bennett Tony Williams Chris Connolly Kaylens Rain Melodica Duo Sharron Bowman Tina Petroni Flava Frankie Valentyne Jack Evans Ian Blakeney Toucan Duo Kafe Kool Jo Elms Jenny Marie Lang Ellen McCann Duo Nightshift Rebecca Hewitt Nightshift Nick Norton Melodica Duo Kafe Kool Michael Bennett Ian Blakeney Flava 241 Duo Tim Kendell

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Amazing Tenor Voice

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Ryde-Eastwood Leages Club Journal - October - December 2012  

Club journal for the months October, November, December 2012

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