Community Service Report: August 2015

Dennis Hayward Director

The coming period will see a culmination of the Charity Committee fund raising for the Bankstown Hospital emergency department where the committee will join with the Revesby Workers’ Club in providing equipment to the hospital to a value of more than sixty thousand dollars.

Events such as the Christmas in July at the Villaggio Bar and Cafe, the major raffle with a short break cruise for first prize, a ladies fashion parade and trips to markets will lead up to the charity finale on 11 September. At this function, held at Revesby Workers’ Club, the emergency department will be presented with their equipment and the winner of the major raffle will be announced.

During your next visit to Revesby Workers’ Club, outside the Java café, there is a donation container to assist the charity committee in raising funds for the hospital. Please take advantage and leave your change or notes if you prefer. In the past few months members and guests have exceeded our expectations and have provided over $1300 in support.

Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport

Keep an eye out for the Bankstown Canterbury Community transport vehicles around the area. This organisation provides transport to most main hospitals, doctors and medical appointments as well as shopping and club visits for those elderly and unable to utilise other forms of transport at a low cost and from door to door. If someone elderly or restricted you know is in need of transport contact 9772 4928 for assistance.

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The community assistance provided by Revesby Workers’ Club through the ClubGrants process will see a number of our local community based organisations receiving grants for specific projects in the coming months. These projects chosen by the grants committee are generally to cater for residents in the Revesby and surrounding areas and will assist people and children in need of varying forms of help. Revesby Workers’ Club will be providing around $400,000.00 to the local area in this 2015 round of funding.

Successful applicants will be presented with their grants at a special presentation at Bankstown Sports Club on 6th August 2015.

ClubGRANTS recipients for 2015

  • Australian Foundation For Disability
  • Bankstown City Aged Care Limited (BCAC)
  • Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport (BCCT)
  • Bankstown Community Resource Group (BCRG)
  • BowelCare
  • Broderick Gillawana School
  • Caroline Chisholm Special School
  • Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre
  • Disability Services
  • East Hills Primary School
  • George Bass Special School
  • Hospital Art
  • Headway Adult Development Program Inc.
  • Leukaemia Foundation
  • Life Education
  • Now ‘n’ Then Occasional Care
  • Picnic Point High School
  • Recreation Sports and Aquatics Club (RSAC)
  • Revesby Uniting Church
  • Rotary
  • Sewing Guild
  • Stroke
  • Wheelchair Sports NSW

CEO Report: August 2015

Ed Camilleri

Ed Camilleri CEO

Hello Members,

This year has been very exciting thus far and I am delighted to report that we have continued to receive such a positive response from the local community about the Revesby Village Centre.

We have now officially opened the Revesby Village Centre holding the Community Fun Fair on Saturday 9 May to mark this momentous event. The Community Fun Fair was a fantastic celebration and it was great to see the club community, representatives and more importantly the families come together to celebrate the new expansion of Revesby Workers’ Club.

The Revesby Village Centre is now at its completion with the final construction of Ekera Medical Centre which opened on Monday 20 July. The Ekera Medical precinct of 3, 244m2 has up to 50 specialist consultants, day surgery facilities and ancillary services.

The centre is an outstanding healthcare facility offering an advance range of medical, diagnostic and allied health services. Ekera will provide on-site medical, dentistry and allied health services including Vision XRAY Group radiology, Douglass Hanly Moir pathology, National Hearing Care and RW psychology. See page 40 for more information.

Along with the growth of Revesby Village Centre, it is with great pleasure that I announce our membership at Revesby Workers’ Club and Mooney Mooney Club has grown to more than 60, 000 members. As the club membership grows the

Directors, Managers and all club staff continue to provide members and guests excellence throughout the club. Revesby Workers’ Club also had the opportunity to welcome the NSW State of Origin Team to the club as they announced who would make the team for game three. On Tuesday 30 June the NSW Team gathered at Revesby Workers’ Club for a luncheon, interviews and photographs as the formalities for selecting the team were decided. The selection of the NSW Team was broadcasted live from Revesby Workers’ Club.

Another exciting event that took place recently was the Chef’s Table finalist competition held at Revesby Workers’ Club and Mooney Mooney Club. The Chef’s Table competition has provided a unique opportunity for the talented chefs, cooks and apprentices to show their culinary talents and the club’s dining venues.

The Chef’s Table Award Dinner was hosted at the Revesby Workers’ Club on Monday 20 July where the winner of the competition was announced. Revesby Workers’ Club chefs Hung Le and Daniella Digby and Mooney Mooney Club Neil Carpenter and Chantelle Hendricks served up innovative menus in the Chefs Table competition and achieved great success as the finalists. The award night showcased the chef’s excellence and I extend my congratulations to all the chefs from both clubs for their tremendous efforts throughout the competition.

As always, thank you for your patience and ongoing patronage as we continue to build a better club for all.

NSW G301 Executive Chef Hung Le Mooney Mooney Club Chantelle Hendricks .

L-R: NSW Blues State of Origin Game 3 Team photo with Coach Laurie Daley. Executive Chef Hung Le cooking for Revesby Workers’ at Bel Cibo restaurant, Head Chef Neil Carpenter and Chantelle Hendricks preparing food for judging at Mooney Mooney Club.

Presidents Report: August 2015


Club Membership

At the end of May Club membership stood at 60,115. This included 9,493 members for Mooney Mooney. As at 8/9/2005 Club membership was 29,452 with 998 members for Mooney Mooney.

The growth in membership is indicative of a strong community interest in our Clubs. It is a direct response to the improvement in our Clubs that is being driven by the Board and Management. I want to also thank the Club’s legal and other advisors for the professionalism they have shown throughout the development. A large part of the recent success has been due to the stability at all levels of the club and at an advisor level. We have a club in which all members can be proud and can feel part of.

President’s Report

Daryl Melham President

Revesby Village Centre A Community funfair on Saturday 9th May heralded in the official opening of the Revesby Village Centre. The Major of the City of Bankstown, Councillor Linda Downey, did the honours. It was a well-attended day and will go down as one of the great days in the Club’s history. It ranks alongside the opening of the club in 1962 and the opening of the big club by the Prime Minster Gough Whitlam 1973. Throughout the years Directors and Management have strived to provide a Club of excellence to our club members.

The current extensions and renovations when finished will have cost between $120- $130 million.

This has provided a child care centre, an enlarged fitness centre, a seven storey car park, a refurbished poker machine area and a lounge area. We now have a Coles supermarket, speciality stores, AMF Bowling Centre, Carnival Kingdom Play Land and Ekera Medical Centre. We are also looking at refurbishing the food areas in the Club.

The basis on which this development was commenced by the Board was to provide more parking and for the Club to be less reliant on poker machines. This final development has more than exceeded our expectations.

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L-R: Club Directors, CEO Ed Camilleri and Bankstown Mayor Linda Downey at the official opening of Revesby Village Centre. CEO Ed Camilleri with Revesby Workers’ 60,000th member Vivian Kosseiffe.