Archive for year: 2015
The past few weeks have seen a number of special events for members of Revesby Workers’ Club and sub clubs. Together with the selection committee of the Canterbury Bankstown District Tennis Association (CBTA) I have had the privilege of discussing nominations for the (CBTA) Elite Player Award and choosing three outstanding nominees to recognise and provide a monetary incentive to further their tennis career.
Mr Jesse Mesa, Mr Beau Challenor and Mr Simon Albrecht were the outstanding players and we congratulate each player for their dedication to the game of tennis.
Revesby Workers’ Club also provides financial support to the Bankstown City Netball Association in order to assist in coaching younger players from the Bankstown district. Our own netball training courts, at the Panania Sport and Recreation Club, were recently given an upgrade to include training facilities for basketball. This included resurfacing, line marking for both sports and renewing goal rings with a multi-purpose reversible goal configuration.
Panania Sport and Recreation Club bowlers held an inaugural Charity Bowls Day at their rinks to support the Bankstown Hospital. The day was extremely well attended and supported by the “Mongrels Golfers”, Revesby Workers’ Cricket Club, new bowlers, young adults and the charity committee members. There were great raffle prizes including club vouchers, donated goods and a variety of vegetables to be won on a really hot day. It was a fun day and there was terrific interaction between all, young and not so old. Closest to the pin competition was won by a fifteen year old showing up the golfers and bowlers, congratulations to Mr John Wood.
ClubGRANTS have been opened for this year’s round of funding applications and we would be pleased to see worthwhile projects brought forward to the Bankstown committee for their appraisal. This is an area where your club, Revesby Workers’, can be of assistance in the local areas supporting elderly, disadvantaged and handicapped persons.
Caroline Chisholm special school has showcased their new bus which was jointly funded by the school, our club and the variety club. Our club Directors had the pleasure of attending the event which Mr Stephen Milroy, principal at Caroline Chisholm SSP, officiated in front of a large crowd of parents and friends.
On Sunday 5 July Revesby Workers’ Illawong Athletics are staging a “Fun Run” from the Sport and Recreation Club and the funds raised will be presented to the Charity Committee to continue the support of Bankstown Hospital accident and emergency department.
The popular Berry Markets coach will be departing the Club on Sunday 3 May for a fun filled day at Berry on the South Coast. Tickets can be obtained by contacting either Pat on 97723297 or Margaret on 97721398.
The Revesby Village Centre is now trading with Coles supermarket, Liquorland, Select Mutual Banking, Pearl Nails, Smartphones Hospital, Hair Crew Studio and twotwo//onetwo caf. on Ground Level and AMF and Carnival Kingdom on Level 2.
To mark this extraordinary achievement in the club’s history, there will be an official opening of the Revesby Village Centre held on Saturday 9 May 2015. I wish to extend a warm invitation to all members, friends and family to join the club in this monumental event.
Construction work continued following the Revesby Village Centre opening in February with the development of the new Brett Street Foyer, which opened in March. The new foyer will provide a walkway between Revesby Workers’ Club and Revesby Village Centre ensuring easy access for patrons between both areas.
Another significant announcement is the development of the new History Display for the Club which will be located inside the entrance of the club, opposite the hairdressers. The new History Display will be presented in a timeline fashion displaying the club’s history and achievements over the fifty plus years of Revesby Workers’ Club.
Amid the developments, it was with much sadness that I heard of the passing of Patrick Rogan, who was laid to rest Tuesday 17 February 2015. Patrick was instrumental in setting the long term strategic plan for the Club, guaranteeing the Club’s success. He was very well respected by the Board, Management and our club members and will be missed.
As always, thank you for your patience and ongoing patronage as we continue to build a better club for all.
Vale Pat Rogan
Pat Rogan our Club Patron and Past President passed away on the 10 February 2015. Pat was well known as the State Member for East Hills from 1973 to 1999. Pat joined Revesby Workers’ Club on 13 November 1972 and was a director of the club from 1995 until 2010 and Club President from 2008 to 2010.
Pat was chairman of ClubsNSW from 1999 to 2004. He was also President of the Federation of Community, Sporting and Workers’ Clubs. Pat was well liked and respected. He made an enormous contribution to our community. Pat was at times Director in charge of Bowls, the Garden Club and the Native Orchid Society. Our condolences go out to Pat’s wife Eunice and the family.
Light on the Hill Society
A successful education forum was held by the Light on the Hill Society on Thursday 12 February 2015. Some 50 people were in attendance. This is the third forum of the Society and is proving a popular format. It is anticipated that the next forum will be in the middle of the year.
Revesby Village Centre
The opening of the first stage of the Revesby Village Centre occurred on Wednesday 25 February 2015. Coles and the Cafe proved extremely popular. The rest of the centre will be opened in stages until the official opening of the whole centre being performed by the Mayor of the City of Bankstown, Linda Downey on Saturday 9 May 2015.
An enormous amount of time and energy has been put in by the Board, Management and the Club’s advisors to ensure the success of the project. It is extremely rewarding to see the completed product. The overall cost of the development from beginning to end, which includes the carpark, the Tree House Early Childhood Centre, Health Mates Fitness Centre, the poker machine area and President’s Lounge and the Revesby Village Centre is in the vicinity of $130 million.
I trust that members’ enjoy the finished projects.
ANZAC Day is the solemn day of remembrance of those Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli in 1915. It is also a day of remembrance for all soldiers who died while fighting for their country.
ANZAC Day has been celebrated in Australia since October 1915 (in South Australia) then nationally on 25 April 1916. It has been a public holiday across the country since the mid-1920s.
ANZAC Day’s motto is ‘Lest We Forget’ and is a phrase uttered after the reading of the Ode of Remembrance, a poem called ‘For the Fallen’, written by Laurence Binyon in 1914 in England. The main verse of the poem, the fourth and middle verse, is quoted at ANZAC Day ceremonies, and other remembrance ceremonies.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”
Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since our nation’s involvement in the First World War.
The Anzac Centenary is a milestone of special significance to all Australians. The First World War helped define us as people and as a nation. During the Anzac Centenary we will remember not only the original ANZACs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but commemorate more than a century of service by Australian servicemen and women.
The Anzac Centenary Program will encompass all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australians have been involved.
It aims to give all Australians the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice of all those who have worn our nation’s uniform, including the more than 102,000 who have made the supreme sacrifice.