Archive for month: May, 2016

Every Cup Counts at Revesby Workers’ Biggest Morning Tea

Revesby Workers’ have made every cup count on Thursday 26 May with The Biggest Morning Tea raising over $200 for the Cancer Council NSW.

Revesby Workers’ welcomed all members and guests to enjoy a cuppa’ and a cupcake at Java Lounge Café to help raise money for the Cancer Council.

The Java Lounge Café had charity boxes available for patrons to give a donation. The Biggest Morning Tea cannot happen without a cuppa, so, patrons indulged in a regular coffee or tea and a cupcake for just five dollars.

Revesby Workers’ staff also showed their support through gold coin donations in the VIP Staff Room. The staff took photos, enjoyed delicious cupcakes and learnt about how to keep healthy.

The Biggest Morning Tea is Cancer Council Australia’s most popular fundraising event and the largest, most successful event of its kind in Australia.

Last year, Australia raised a massive $13.6 million to help beat cancer. This year Revesby Workers’ helped the Cancer Council to reach their goal of raising over $13.7 million, to fund research, prevention and support services to those affected by cancer.

Revesby Workers’ Helps Di & Si Raise Over $70,000 For Breast Cancer Foundation

Revesby Workers’  Helps Di & Si Raise Over $70,000 For Breast Cancer Foundation

Revesby Workers’ proudly supports the big efforts of Team Di & Si as they trekked their way along The Great Wall of China with the goal of raising more than $70,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Team Si & Di have now rasied $70,301.12 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation through various events throughout the year and up until the lead up to their big Geat Wall of China Trek.

From a Variety Fundraiser Night to Charity Try Shooting Day, Simon Melham, Executive Manager, Facilities at Revesby Workers’ and sister Diana have made an exceptional community contribution to support the foundation and raise awareness for breast cancer.

Team Si & Di are have treked their way along the Great Wall documenting their every step with daily blog posts and photos.

“Day 4 – Trek from Jinshanling to Gubeikou. Fitbit says 26,587 steps, 17.3km, and 230 flights of stairs, 6.15 hours. Ming our guide said we’d be travelling over ‘undulating’ terrain. I think there was a hiccup in the translation! Massive flights of endless stairs and steep descents are definitely not my idea of undulating. BUT it was so worth it with, even more breathtaking and amazing than yesterday!”

To follow the great journey of Team Si & Di or to make a donation CLICK HERE.

CEO Report (MJJ 2016)


Hello members,

Revesby Village Centre 1st Birthday Fair

I’m pleased to report that our Revesby Village Centre 1st Birthday Fair was a huge success. Held on Saturday 27 February thousands of local residents joined in the celebrations.

With giveaways and special offers from Revesby Village Centre tenants, there was also plenty to see and do including the Octonauts Live Show, a performance by The Kamis and a visit from the 106.5 Kiis Street Team. Children thoroughly enjoyed the face painting, petting zoo and Aussie Animals display, the amusement zone with jumping castle, super giant slide, mini train and Jurassic obstacle course were also extremely popular.

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate.

A New Dining Precinct

Monday 11 April marked the commencement of the Club’s next major development project – a New Dining Precinct. Over the next 6 months the space that was home to Family Table Bistro and Cabaret Lounge will be transformed. This space will see a new bistro expand out over the Health Mates Fitness Centre and our Noodle Bar and Italian Restaurant repositioned to form one dining precinct.

The new Bistro, to be known as ‘Firestone’, will offer an open plan relaxed family dining experience, with alfresco dining, outdoor fireplace, a 90inch LED screen, Unpasteurised Tank Beer, Gelato and Dessert Bar and a Kids Room. The noodle bar, to be known as ‘Aunty Eight’s’, will offer an authentic Vietnamese street food experience, featuring an open theatrical kitchen with poultry and produce display.

The final restaurant for this new precinct is our Italian restaurant, ‘Bel Cibo’. This restaurant over the years has been very successful with back to back culinary industry awards. Bel Cibo will be relaunched as a new contemporary Italian dining experience featuring an iconic and boutique wine selection and cocktail bar.

Firestone and Aunty Eight’s are expected to open late October 2016. Bel Cibo will open late March 2017. During this time Bel Cibo restaurant will temporarily close and Bistro dining will operate out of this space and the lower Skyline Lounge.

The operating hours for bistro dining will be;

Sunday to Wednesday Lunch: 11am-3pm Dinner: 5pm-9pm

Thursday to Saturday Lunch: 11am-3pm Dinner: 5pm-11pm

A full menu can be viewed online.

Please see our staff should you have any questions. I thank you for your cooperation and patience during this time.



Joan and Brien Higgs at a function together in the early years of the Club.

On Sunday 3 April Foundation Member Joan Higgs sadly passed away.

Joan was the club’s last surviving female Foundation Member, out of the original fourteen female Foundation Members.

Joan, loyal wife of the late Brien Higgs and former Secretary Manager of Revesby Workers’ Club, in May 2012 officially opened the club’s multi-story carpark, named in her husband’s honour.

She will be remembered by many members and staff as one of the club’s most avid supporters. Joan was well respected and will be sorely missed.

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

Director Report (MJJ 2016)


There are many Sub Clubs at Revesby Workers’ and they all play a part in charity fundraising, whether it be The Bill Bullard Charity, Bankstown Hospital, Legacy or the many other charities available.

The Bill Bullard Charity (named in honour of our former President) adopts a main charity per year to concentrate on so that they can receive a substantial amount of money to purchase much needed equipment for our hospitals and institutions. Over the years some recipients have been, Children’s Leukemia, Bankstown East Hill Handicapped Association, Heart Foundation, Whitehall, St Johns Ambulance, Bankstown Frail/Aged, CareFlight, Asthma NSW, Youth Off The Streets, Children’s Hospital Westmead, Tourette’s Syndrome and many more.

My wife Sue and myself, have been conducting a Trivia Night for 25 years with the proceeds going to The Bill Bullard Charity. With the support of the sporting bodies and the parent club, we have raised over $50,000 for those various charities mentioned.

The Dart Club have a social competition at The Sport and Recreation Centre (Fibro) the first Friday in the month, and the proceeds go to the clubs charity. This is a friendly game with children, accompanied by a parent, also welcome.

The Bowlers recently conducted a social tournament, a Bowls Charity Day, and along with the Fibro Mens’ Golfers raised $1,000 for the charity.

The Bowlers have another big Charity Day every Anzac Day with breakfast in the morning along with raffles throughout the day, a wreath laying at 1pm, followed by a game of bowls. This is capped off in the afternoon with a major raffle. All the proceeds from this day go to Legacy. This has been running for many years.

The Annual Terry Raper Bowls Day held at the Spence Street site raised $2,700 for the Melanoma Cancer Fund, this popular day has raised over $50,000 since its inception. To cap this off, The Bill Bullard Charity Committee are holding various fundraisers with raffles, bus trips, etc. There are flyers around the Club for all these outings.

This is a brief snapshot of the dedicated volunteers for our charities and our thanks to the members and visitors for their support.