In this Edition Seniors Week Expo | March – May 2014
Over $6k in Prizes to be won in our Easter Raffle Series Exciting New Café Specials Your Entertainment Guide
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From the C.E.O. Welcome to the first edition of “The Workies “ magazine for 2014. 2014 is set to be a big year for Toronto Workers Club with the commencement of sales and construction for our independent living units, as well as major refurbishments to our restaurant and bar area over the first half of this year. I look forward to sharing our changes and this exciting journey with you all. As we move forward into the year, we have a great range of quality entertainment offers for our member’s. Join us for a bit of comedy with either Rod Gregory as “The Old Fella” or the every popular David Strassman, or perhaps if you are a lover of country music John Williamson will be at the club in April as part of his “Hell of a Career Tour”. Easter has come quickly as always and we have a wide range of Easter activities for you and your family over this period. I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who came out and took advantage of our Members Appreciation Day in January. On this day the club offered all members $10 to spend on purchases at the club. The $10 was automatically loaded onto member’s membership cards and was available to be spent on food, beverage, raffle tickets, concert tickets are more. We look forward to having more of these day’s throughout the year, so look out for more information when our next Members Appreciation Day will be. Mark Singleton Chief Executive Officer
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Jackpot must be won at $10,000
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Contact Details Toronto Workers Club 9 James Street, Toronto NSW 2283 Ph. 4959 2011
Toronto Country Club Wangi Road, Kilaben Bay NSW 2283 Ph. 4959 1584
Club Trading Hours
Dining Trading Hours
Sunday – Monday 9am-10pm Tuesday 9am-11pm Wednesday – Thursday 9am-12am Friday – Saturday 9am–1am
Indulge Cafe – 9am–9pm Oscar’s Restaurant – Lunch 12pm–2pm Dinner 5.30pm–8.30pm
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Monday 17th March Guinness Available at the Main Bar St Patrick’s Day Specialty Coffee’s at Indulge Café Irish Menu Specials at Oscar’s Brasserie
ANZAC Day Friday 25th April
ANZAC Treats at Indulge Café 2UP in the Auditorium from 12pm-4pm Club Open from 10am Please be advised that the club will be restricted to members only between 12pm and 4pm.
at Toronto Country Club
Presented by Fashion Eight Fascinators and Mel Livermore Beauty Comes to You
Featuring a delicious
Wine Tasting by Robert Oatley Vineyards Launch and Fashion Show of Fashion Eight Fascinators Winter Collection Charity Raffle with Proceeds going to Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation
$30 per person Tickets on sale at the club
Spotlight on Entertainment Thursday
The Old Fella
Scared stiff of retirement, in May 2010, he enrolled in a ten week comedy course to help him learn to create a caricature, wishing to write amusing short stories of his farming days. On completion of the course his tutor offered him a weekly spot in his Comedy Theatre. From this start he gained enough confidence to have his own show in the 2011 Adelaide Fringe. You have to believe in fate, as how can one man’s life change from farming to appearing on Channel 7’s 2011 “Australia’s Got Talent”. Rod decided to attend the auditioning for Australia’s Got Talent hoping for just 2 minutes on National Television, to gain some profile as a comedian, hoping he could attract a larger audience to his comedy shows. Rod had said due to his age - 67 years old at the time, he “did not have the luxury of time on his side”. Quite to his amazement and pleasure, he achieved 4th placing in the Grand Final. Time: Doors Open 7.45pm. Show commences 8.30pm Price: Members $25. Non-Members $30. Reserved Seating Only
Ladies Night: The Sydney Hotshots
Back by popular demand, the Sydney Hotshots return to Toronto Workers Club! Get the girls together for the ultimate girls night out. Perfect for hens nights, birthdays or just a great excuse to have fun, the Sydney Hotshots specialise in making your night unforgettable. The audience will enjoy a spectacular range of entertainment during the 2 hour show including a variety of games and competitions. Lucky ladies are invited on stage for the chance to win some fantastic prizes andfor some up close personal attention for the Hotshots. Time: Doors open 8pm. Show commences 8.30pm Price: Members $28. Non-Members $30. Reserved Seating Only
David Strassman. He’s the dark-edged, avant-garde artist who lifted ventriloquism into the 21st century, acquiring a multitude of fans and critical acclaim along the way. Led by the evil Chuck Wood and delightfully cute Ted E Bare, Strassman’s “renegade band of puppets” (as The Scotsman called them) create a multi-layered stage performance. Audiences forget that its actually a one-man show! As a concert act, Strassman is one of the top 5 comics touring Australia, filling theatres nationwide for weeks at a time. As with Tim Minchin and Ross Noble, he combines a unique perspective with jaw-achingly funny material. And he’s not only popular in Australia. Strassman’s radically original theatrical productions have played London’s West End, New York’s Off Broadway and the Edinburgh Fringe. Yet he’s most proud that he gets as many laughs in a club in Kalgoorlie or Broken Hill – without all the tech wizardry – as he does in LA or New York. Time: Doors Open 6.15pm. Show Commences 7.00pm Price: $49.00. Reserved Seating Only
John Williamson is, without question, an Australian icon. His voice and sound is as recognisable and important to Australia as the Southern Cross is to the flag. He’s performed at some of Australia’s most historic and nation-stopping events, and to battlers across this vast country. His songs and music are simply for everyone. Time: Doors Open 7.15pm. Show Commences 8pm Price: Members $44. Non-Members $49. Reserved Seating Only
Spotlight on Entertainment Solid Gold Party Night
Join 2NURFM’s Dave Cochrane as he hosts Solid Gold Party Night – the best night of entertainment in town. Featuring all the hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s! Great music and good times! Time: From 8pm till late Price: Free in the main lounge
Monthly Trivia Night
Come down to the club on the 1st Friday of the month for Trivia with Trivialities!Great atmosphere, lots of fun for all ages Cash prizes to be won! Free entry From 7.30pm in the main lounge following the Friday night raffles
Cocktails and Cupcakes
Each month we bring to you a fully themed night out! Entertainment by DJ Sonic Cocktail specials Delicious cupcakes on sale with all proceeds going to a different charity each month Monthly theme night! Last Saturday of the month from 8.30pm in the main lounge
Join us for lots of fun and good times at our monthly karaoke night! Thousands of songs to choose from, great host and regular competitions 3rd Friday of the month from 8pm in the main lounge
Sock Hop Saturday’s
Get your dancing shoes on and come down to The Workies for our Sock Hop Saturday Night. Great fun to be had for young and oldThe Hunter’s best live bands rocking out your favourite retro rock and roll hits with a funky modern twist. On the 2nd Saturday of every month from 8.30pm
FREE Live Entertainment
See the region’s best live duos, trios and bands. When: Every Friday & Saturday Night Time: Friday from 8pm, Saturday from 8.30pm Price: Free in the Main Lounge
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Spotlight on Seniors First Thursday
OF EVERY MONTH
All Go Variety Show
NEW monthly seniors cabaret format! 1st Thursday of every month. • Live entertainment by 2 quality entertainers each month and also a special guests artist • 2 course lunch • Free raffle ticket for everyone, with vouchers, wine and hampers to be won! • Table Trivia • Regular Theme Months March Theme – St Patricks Day – Special Guest Artist Wayne Rodgers April Theme – Easter – Special Guest Artist Harriet May Theme – Show and Movie – Special Guest Artist Kerryn Grant When: 1st Thursday of Every Month Time: From 11am – 2pm Price: Members $18. Non-Members $20
Coming Events at The Workies
Mother’s Day Celebrations
6 Days of Easter Raffles and Promotions
Wednesday 16th – Monday 21st April
2014 Seniors Week Expo
After a successful inaugural year in 2013, the Toronto Workers Club Seniors Week Expo is back! Featuring over 40 local businesses exhibiting, demonstrations and giveaways throughout the day! When: Friday 21st March Time: 9am – 3pm Toronto Workers Club Auditorium Entry: FREE (however gold coin donations encouraged, with proceeds going to the Hunter Prostate Alliance)
TWC Independent Living Units Update
Hump Day Easter Raffle Wednesday 16th April
Over $1,000 worth of meat, chicken and seafood trays, Easter Egg packs and shopping vouchers Tickets on sale 5pm – Drawn 6pm
Monster Easter Raffle Thursday 17th April
Over $2,000 worth of seafood, meat and chicken trays and Easter Egg Hampers to be Won You don’t have to imagine anymore….. You have heard a lot about our proposed over 55’s independent living development. Many have registered their interest and have patiently awaited the next phase. At last the wait is over and exciting times are upon us in 2014. The Toronto Workers Community is about to witness the commencement of the highly anticipated and exciting project. There has been nothing like this proposed redevelopment for our Club. The stunning lifestyle opportunity will position TWC as the premier place to live, visit and enjoy. Our development is a highly desirable, fully secure, lifestyle and accommodation development of which Club members will be proud. A lucky few will have the opportunity to own a piece of this unique community. The wider community who visit the Club will have the opportunity to be a part of the very best Toronto has to offer. Soon you will notice the construction inside the club of a display and sales suite for the project. Once it is complete, you will see some familiar faces there. The display suite will be open to provide you with a valuable opportunity to observe what the independent living units will offer. For those interested in purchasing a new home within the development you will be welcome to meet with our trusted consultants who will clearly explain the process and start you on your new lifestyle journey.
The anticipation and excitement has been building and the initial response towards the project is extremely positive. Over the coming months, our sales coordinator will be contacting those who have already expressed their interest. You will be invited to make an appointment to meet with one of our sales consultants. They will work with you to plan and ensure your needs are met for a smooth transition into your new home where you will enjoy your magnificent facilities and services. Do not be alarmed if you have not yet registered you can do so online at www.torontoworkers.com.au. The production of an impressive virtual model has commenced. This will clearly display the seniors’ living development and the master plan for the entire site. The model will be erected near the display suite and is sure to be a great attraction and talking point for members and guests. Make sure to spend some time viewing the model once it is in place. We are confident you will all embrace this new phase of development at the Club and that you will share the excitement as the signs go up, the display suite is unveiled and our new residents begin to see their new lifestyle emerge. If you are considering the move, be sure to jump in early as these homes offer superior designs and finishes and indications are that they will be very popular.
Mother’s Day at Toronto Workers Club
Open for Breakfast 8am-10.30am
Delicious a la carte Mother’s Day breakfast menu. Complimentary tea, coffee and orange juice
Open for Lunch 12pm-3pm and Dinner 5.30pm-8.30pm Bookings Highly Recommended
Tickets on Sale 5pm – Drawn 6.30pm Members Buy $10 Worth of Tickets and Receive $10 Worth Free
Good Friday Raffle
Over $500 Worth of Meat and Seafood Trays, Fruit and Vege Hampers, Vouchers and Easter Egg Hampers to be Won Tickets on Sale 5.30pm – Drawn 6.30pm
Easter Saturday Seafood Raffle
Over $500 worth of Seafood to be Won Tickets on Sale 5pm – Drawn 6pm
Easter Sunday Variety Raffle
Over $1,200 worth of shopping vouchers, seafood, meat and chicken trays and Easter Egg Hampers to be Won Tickets on Sale 2pm – Drawn 3pm
Easter Monday Members FREE Raffle
Over $500 worth of Meat Trays to be Won
Tickets on Sale 2pm – Drawn 3pm Members swipe your membership card at the rewards station to receive your voucher for $10 worth of FREE raffle tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased
Mother’s Day Raffle
Over $2,000 in shopping vouchers, gifts and home wares to be won. Tickets on Sale 2pm – Drawn 3pm
Mother’s Day at Toronto Country Club
Open for Brunch
Treat mum to delicious food and great views! Delicious a la carte brunch menu Mother’s Day Hamper Promotion Complimentary glass of sparkling wine/ orange juice for Mum Bookings Essential
Supporting Our Miss Surfest at Toronto Workers Club Back in January, for the second year, Toronto Workers Club was proud to host two heats and a final in the search for Miss Surfest 2014. The very popular Miss Surfest competition is run in conjunction with Surfest – the annual acclaimed surfing festival held in Newcastle each year. The competition seeks to find a young lady who will become the face of the event and who will also represent Australia at an international level modelling and pageantry. The lucky winner from the Toronto Workers Club final was Sydney’s Tersha Rich.
2013 Toronto Workers Club Kids Christmas Picnic Our annual Kids Christmas Picnic, held late last year on Saturday 7th December was another huge success with some 1,000 community members attending. From 2013 onwards, the club will be donating the entire proceeds from tickets sales of the annual Kids Christmas Picnic to worthy charities in the area. 2013’s recipient was the Kaleidoscope Foundation of the John Hunter Children’s Hospital. Established in 2002, Kaleidoscope acts as an umbrella organization that integrates a range of health care services designed to meet the ever-changing health needs of babies, children, young people and their families. Extending from John Hunter Children’s Hospital , the single network brings together the vast range of hospital and communitybased services in the Lake Macquarie, Upper and Lower Hunter, Port Stephens, Lower Mid North Coast and Greater Newcastle regions. Toronto Workers Club is proud to support this amazing service which brings much joy to sick babies, children and adolescents around our area whilst they are in hospital.
The club would also like to thank the following local businesses who supported the event through valued sponsorship and also had the important job of judging.
Over $4,000 was raised from ticket sales and donations from the Kids Christmas Picnic, some of which was used to purchase new gaming consoles and games for the John Hunter Children’s Hospital new adolescent ward refurbishments.
• Fashion Eight Fascinators • Renee Schofield Personal Training • Mary Kay/Mel Livermore Beauty Comes to You • Creating Waves Hair Salon • Booty Worx Pole Dancing Studio • Robert Oatley Vineyards • Tooheys Extra Dry A huge thanks also goes out to our event photographers Primval Edge Photography, Dr J Photography and Brenda Ashley.
The club also ran a raffle on the day in support of another worthy local charity – Hunter Life Education, and raised over $300. We were also delighted to receive a visit from Healthy Harold on the day. The club also hosted our annual Gift of Christmas tree in the club’s foyer, encouraging members and guests to donate toys and gifts for the John Hunter Children’s Hospital. We had another overwhelming response in 2013 thanks to our generous members. In 2014, Toronto Workers Club will be inviting applications from other local charities and not for profit community groups to fundraise on behalf at our annual Kids Christmas Picnic as part of the Club’s Community Connect initiative. An application form is now available on www. torontoworkers.com.au. If you support, know of, or belong to a local charity whom you feel would benefit please submit an application form online.
Toronto Workers Club would like to thank our local businesses for their sponsorship of Miss Surfest 2014...
Spotlight on Dining Introducing
Try Our New Menu Whether you are a large group of 20+ people, a family with young children, a couple or just a group of friends looking for a place to dine out, Toronto Workers Club offers something for everyone seeking variety and fresh, cooked to order modern cuisine in a relaxed, friendly environment.
Many changes are coming to the club over the next couple of months, including a fresh new concept for our café – Introducing - Indulge Café.
Our menu offers modern choices like our Chicken with Brie Burger served with Crispy Fries, our Popcorn Chicken or for the ultimate treat our 1kg T-Bone or our very popular 30 Inch Flying Saucer Pizza – suitable for groups or for those just wanting to challenge themselves.
Open daily from 9am till late, whether you are looking to enjoy a cuppa for morning tea or an after-dinner treat, you are guaranteed great coffee and customer service with a smile at Indulge Café.
We also have a range of every day all day specials – come in and try them for yourself.
By now you would have heard about out 30” Flying Saucer Pizza – 30 inches and 5kg worth of pizzery goodness. We have been delighted with the amazing response we have had from our customers since introducing the pizza at the end of 2013. The kids are taken care of with our purpose build kids play area “Neptune’s Nook” and our range of Kiddy Meals, served up with a yummy ice-cream sundae.
Open daily for lunch 12pm-2pm and dinner 5.30pm-8.30pm. Book your table today on 4959 2011.
Monday’s Schnitzel Special
Tea for 2 Tuesday
Available From 5.30pm Monday’s
Saturday Happy Hour
Tuesday’s $20.00 Rump & Ribs Night Rump Steak with 1/2kg of Ribs, Chips and Salad Available From 5.30pm Tuesday’s
The smallest group to finish the pizza so far at the club has been a team of 4, and we are still waiting for someone to beat this! If you have yet to try our 30” Flying Saucer Pizza then what are you waiting for? Book one in today! Due to huge demand, the Flying Saucer Pizza must be pre-ordered. You can pre-order your pizza by calling club reception on 4959 2011.
Kilaben’s Restaurant brings affordable fine dining to you
Chicken Schnitzel, Chips & Salad with your choice of seafood, parmigana, hot & spicy or Hawaiian topper
For the coffee enthusiast, enjoy a cuppa every Saturday morning for just $2.65 (non-members $3.00) Available between 9am-11am
We have had customers coming as far as Nelson Bay, the Central Coast and even Sydney to enjoy this mega pizza and for good reason – the pizza is a one-of-a-kind dish in the area!
Located at Toronto Country Club
Enjoy our open melt of the day with tea or coffee $9.70 (Non-Members $10.90)
Indulge in a pot of tea and scones served with jam and cream - $9.95 (Non-Members $11.50) Suitable for 2 people to share
Over the coming months our restaurant at Toronto Workers Club will be experiencing some extensive refurbishments. These refurbishments will encompass: • A fresh new design concept for the restaurant, including a new brand • Extensive aesthetical changes incorporating increased privacy and comfort • Extensions to restaurant bar with increased product line of wines and beers • New service concepts • Upgrades to the kids play area • ‘ Alfresco’ style seating area (enjoy an outdoor atmosphere, indoors)
The Flying Saucer Pizza
We also offer a variety of the “good ole favourites” including our Panko crumbed chicken schnitzel with a range of toppers and saucers, golden lamb cutlets, fish and chips and our signature beef, stout and red wine “Workies Pie”.
Enjoy our range of daily specials at Indulge Café
We advise there will be some slight disruptions to service during the period of our refurbishments, but we anticipate they will be well worth it and we trust you will too!
Indulge serves up a range of hot and cold light meals including house-made wraps, rolls and sandwiches, gourmet style pizzas, melts, salads and wedges. If you have a sweet tooth, indulge in our range of tortes, cakes, cookies and slices. Serving fresh Vittoria coffee as well as a range of specialty teas, milkshakes and cold beverages, Indulge is the perfect place to meet with friends and family and relax.
Spotlight on Dining
Open from 5pm till late Thursday-Saturday Light Bar Snack Menu Available Daily
oronto Country Club Lake Macquarie
For Restaurant Bookings please contact 4959 1584 For Function Enquiries/Bookings please contact 4959 2011 If casual fine dining is more you, then visit Kilaben’s Restaurant at Toronto Country Club. Enjoy the beautiful views of our scenic golf course as you sample of ever-changing menu. Start with Warm Ciabatta Bread with caramelized balsamic and olive oil, and continue with a fresh seafood entrée like our Seared Squid served with a garlic, lemon, chilli and rocket salad. Indulge in our Slow Roasted Whole Lamb Shoulder for 2 or some Seafood Tapas. Finish with our Steamed Apricot & Coconut Pudding or our Cheese Plate, and wash it down with a glass of wine from our extensive wine list.
Weekly Events at The Workies Raffles Members Only Offer
Buy Any Amount of Raffle Tickets at Our Weekly Raffles and Receive the Same Amount FREE with the presentation of your valid membership card. In multiples of $5 only.
Variety Raffle Meat and chicken trays, cartons of beer and over $1,000 in shopping vouchers to be won! Tickets on Sale 2pm. Drawn from 3pm in the main lounge.
Hump Day Raffle Over $1,500 worth of vouchers, meat and chicken trays to be won. Tickets on Sale 5pm. Drawn from 6pm.
Double Up Wednesday’s – After the raffle there is also the chance to win a $100 club gift card! Hold on to your raffle tickets as we will be drawing one lucky person to play our Double Up promotion.
Ready for the Weekend Raffle
Over $500 worth of meat trays, cartons of beer, EFTPOS vouchers, fruit & vegetable trays and vouchers to be won. Tickets on Sale 5.30pm. Drawn from 6.30pm.
Bingo Every Wednesday & Friday morning
Vouchers to be won.
From 11.30am in the Main Lounge.
Cash Housie Thursday Nights
Supporting Hunter Life Education From 7.30pm in the Auditorium.
HUNTER LIFE EDUCATION
Poker Join us for Aussie Hold ‘Em Poker Every Thursday Night Registration from 5.30pm In the Main Lounge.
Sunday Night Poker Registration from 5.30pm
Euchre Every Sunday Night from 6.30pm.
Everyone Welcome. Club gift cards and cash to be won.
Trivia First Friday of the Month
Hosted by Trivialities
Cash prizes to be won
Free entry in the main lounge from 7.30pm.