Archive for year: 2018

East Hills VIEW Club Stationary Drive 2018

The members of East Hills VIEW Club undertook their annual stationery drive at their monthly meeting on Monday October 15 2018. Adding up to several hundred dollars of a wide variety of goods, this collection will be delivered to Plumpton Public School. This disadvantaged school in Western Sydney is supported through the Smith Family’s Learning for Life programme. These goods will be used in facilitating that programme as many of the students involved are unable to purchase them for themselves.

The members are pleased to contribute each year in this small way. We are always interested to see what is donated to assist in a small way to improve the educational outcomes for the students involved.

View (Voice, Interests and Education for Women) is a national club with members from all backgrounds who meet regularly to engage in social activities and outings, with a view to forming new friendships as well as supporting the Smith Family. We raise finds through our monthly lunches and small fees for activities.

We sponsor an individual student who has been identified by her school as needing support. We look forward to her letters and cards and we follow her academic progress with interest. In addition to the funding support, we send her vouchers and cards at Christmas and Easter and also for her birthday. This is a most gratifying initiative.

For further information regarding East Hills VIEW Club ring Bev on 9771 5457


The East Hills VIEW Club Support Converge Concert Sydney

The East Hills VIEW Club were on hand to support the Converge Concert. The Converge Concert is an initiative sponsored by the Smith Family and Westpac which enables students from disadvantaged schools in Western Sydney to form choirs and perform at the Conservatorium. They sing without music being played. It is a wonderful experience for them and the audience.

Art the Parkies Way Exhibition

On Sunday 23 September, Art For Parkinson’s – Parkinson’s NSW held it’s “Art The Parkies Way” Exhibition in the Function Centre Of Revesby Workers’ Club. The exhibition was opened by Club President Daryl Melham (AM) and supported by Club Directors Dennis Hayward and Christine Benham. Wendy Davis, from Art For Parkinson’s was on hand to make a special presentation to Daryl Melham of an artwork which one of the Parkinson’s artists did especially for the Revesby Workers’ Club.

Art for Parkinson’s provides people affected by Parkinson’s, a tool to reduce anxiety towards the disease and a way of adapting to the changes involved.  The aim is to keep feeling full and autonomous. An exhibition such as this shows us what great work the Art For Parkinson’s organisation does in helping Parkinson’s sufferers. Revesby Workers’ Club is proud to be associated with, and to be able to contribute towards this worthy cause!

Bel Cibo Is A Winner

Last month we reported on Bel Cibo being a finalist  in the NSW Savour Awards of Excellence in the division of RESTAURANT IN A PUB/CLUB/TAVERN

The Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that recognises exceptional service and culinary talent across Australia.

We are pleased to announce that Bel Cibo are NOW WINNERS of this prestigious award!! Congratulations to all of the team at Bel Cibo! To book a table and find out what the fuss is all about CLICK HERE

100 Years Young

 May Church turned 100 on July 10, 2018. May has been involved with Revesby Workers’ Club almost since it’s inception in 1962 and joined as a full member in 1966, badge number 754. Due to licencing restrictions wives of members were not encouraged to join, although they were welcome at all times. May was one of the founders of the Revesby Workers’ Women’s Golf Club and was actively involved with golf until the age of 87 and won many golf championships. Like Cher sings in the hit song, May, “was born in the wagon of a travellin show” , on what is now Leichardt Oval. Yes, her parents had a travelling rodeo show and each of her 10 siblings had a job to do in the show, one of the sisters was actually the Australian Ladies Buckjumping Champion, while the boys were brought up similar to the likes of Jimmy Sharman’s Boxing Troupe and would put on the gloves for the show which travelled throughout QLD and NSW. Things got tough for the rodeo show as the years went on and May never actually worked in it as her father closed it down and finished up among other things, selling pony rides in La Perouse and on the site of what is now the Dental Hospital in Surry Hills. May is the sole survivor of those 11 children. One of her siblings made it to her mid- eighties the rest, most of whom were much older than May, died at much younger ages.

 May spent her early life in Sydney’s Surry Hills when it was a tough place to live. She left school at 14 went through the great depression as a teenager, finding work as a machinist wherever she could. One of May’s memories is of having to work on making the first Australian Flag to fly on the Sydney Harbour Bridge after its opening in 1932, she was proud of that and climbed the bridge in her nineties to see if it was still there. Looks the same! Sorry May! May got married in 1936 and was raising 3 children during World War 2 while the likes of Tilly Devine , Kate Leigh and the razor gangs were running wild, American servicemen were doing all sorts of things on their way to active service, sly grog shops were everywhere and many other illegal deeds were carried out in broad daylight in Surry Hills. May who had lived in this area all her life decided it was not the place to bring up her 3 kids. May was delighted when she got allocated a home in Peakhurst in 1950 and has lived there happily since.

 May’s family have all been members of Revesby Workers’ and her husband Bill was probably the first champion of any of our sub clubs where he won the A Grade Golf Championship in early 1963. Her sons, Kenny and Billy Jr, were both early members, while daughter Marjorie Elder and her husband Merv are still active Members of the Club. May joined the East Hills Golf Club in the 70’s and was a keen member there until it closed in 1990. All the while, she was still playing golf with the Workers’ Club Ladies. Golf was her great passion and she was heart-broken when she decided it was time to retire from golf at the ripe old age of 87, and those old legs agreed with her! She still remained active, playing bowls at Grandviews’ Bowling Club a game she had taken up back in the 80’s, but nothing compared to her golfing days. May still visits the Grandviews for a chat now and again. She is a tough old bird and has 1 daughter, 2 sons, 8 grandchildren, lots of great grandchildren and plenty of great, great grandchildren. That’s 5 generations! And still going strong!

 May is still a proud member of Revesby Workers’ Club and we doubt if there is another 100 year-old member who has 52 years of continuous membership in the Club… must be some sort of record. May still talks about the wonderful times she had with the Club and all the friendships she has made. 100 Years Young

Bel Cibo A Finalist NSW Savour Awards of Excellence

Bel Cibo Italian Restaurant has been named as a Finalist in the NSW Savour Awards of Excellence in the division of RESTAURANT IN A PUB/CLUB/TAVERN

The Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that recognises exceptional service and culinary talent across Australia.

The NSW section awards evening will be held on Monday 17 September 2018, with the National Awards held on Monday 29 October 2018.

We our proud of the achievement all our entire Bel Cibo team, and look forward to the highly anticipated results.

BOOK A TABLE at Bel Cibo

Revesby Workers’ Visits Sydney Shelter With Our ‘Winter Is Ruff’ proceeds.

On Friday 17 August we visited The RSCPA NSW Sydney Shelter, based at Yagoona with the proceeds of Our Do Something Day ‘Winter Is Ruff’ Appeal.

To the delight of the RSCPA NSW team, we are please to announce that the Members of the Club, along with generous local donations culminated in The RSPCA NSW receiving;

  • 67 kilograms of pet treats
  • 9 x pet beds
  • 47 x pet blankets
  • 142 x pet toys
  • 8 x new pet coats
  • 4 x  new pet  collars

We would like to give thanks to all of those who contributed to making ‘Do Something Day’ 2018 a great success!

Revesby Workers’ Club’s Liesl Miller And Dallas Slater dropping of the donated items to RSPCA staff.


Club Grants 2018

On Friday 10 August, Revesby Workers’ Club hosted the 2018 Canterbury Bankstown Local ClubGRANTS Annual Presentation Ceremony. The ceremony was attended by Local Members of Parliament, the Council Mayor, Clr Khal Asfour, Club Directors, Council’s senior management and all the community representatives.

In Canterbury Bankstown, 13 Clubs participate in the ClubGRANTS scheme and this year the Local ClubGRANTS Committee, administered by Council, received applications for 235 projects, with request for funding amounting to approximately $4million. After devoting  significant time to carefully assessing and evaluating each application to see whether it corresponds to local priorities and needs, the Committee made recommendations to the participating clubs, and thus this year 136 projects will receive $1,468,565.

This year, Revesby Workers Club has been able to put back over $1 million into the community. Through this scheme we have been able to support 21 different projects with a total funding of over $385,250.

As with all of the other participating Clubs, Revesby Workers’ Club is proud of it’s involvement in the ClubGRANTS scheme putting back into the local community. Our supported Community projects this year included;

• Revesby Uniting Church
• iShine Church
• Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre
• Bowelcare
• The Whitlam Centre
• George Bass School
• Bankstown Koori Elders Group
• Stroke Group
• Learning Links
• Parkinson’s NSW
• Shepherd Centre
• Bankstown Community Resource Group
• Broderick Gillawarna School
• East Hills Public School P&C
• Caroline Chisholm School
• Revesby Now n’Then
• Bankstown City Aged Care
• Bankstown Hospital


Two chefs from Revesby Workers’ Club have taken out one of the top honours at the club industry’s most prestigious cooking competition. Junior Sous Chef Michael Hardie and Demi Chef Dean Sinpraseuth were tonight named this year’s Silver prize recipients at the annual Chef’s Tableevent.

The duo battled it out against 80 chefs from 40 clubs in a Masterchef-style cook-off held at Ryde TAFE last month, with the duo announced as the Silver winners tonight at a gala dinner held at Chef’s Tablepartner venue Doltone House. ClubsNSW CEO Anthony Ball said the quality of the chefs and dishes showed that registered clubs are setting the pace when it comes to dining.

“Revesby Workers’ Club has consistently performed strongly in this competition, so it’s no surprise to see them take out Silver this year,” said Mr Ball. “This competition reached new heights this year with a Mystery Box element, and with the quality of club chefs it’s little surprise that the judges found it difficult to split the teams.” “It’s another reminder that you don’t have to dine at exclusive Sydney restaurants to sample the finest cuisine this state has to offer. Registered clubs are leading the way in the food space.”

Gold was awarded to Club Toukley RSL and Bronze to Country Club Gledswood Hills. Zoe Johnson from Dee Why RSL Club was named Apprentice of the Year. Each team was provided with a “Mystery Box” of ingredients, which had to be incorporated somewhere in the Entrée, Main or Dessert, with each team having only one hour to plan their menu after the Mystery Box was revealed. The Mystery Box ingredients included – Pork Brisket, Beef Hanger/Skirt Steak, Anchor Butter, Anchor Cooking Cream, Baby Heirloom Beetroot, Brussel Sprouts, Enoki Mushroom, Kipfler Potatoes, Raspberries, Rhubarb, French Shallots and Zucchini Flowers.

The judging panel consisted of Chairman of judges Julio Azzarello, Executive Chef Adam Moore, Sydney Swans chef and former Masterchef contestant Courtney Roulston and The Red Spoon Company’s Nenad Djuric. In their judging report, the panel said: “A trip down memory lane with a beautifully-excited dessert reminding you of all your favourite treats.”

The 2018 Chef’s Table competition is with thanks to our Culinary Partners; Australian Pork, Food I Am, Fonterra Foodservice, Fraser and Hughes, Gourmand Providore, HTN, Milestone Chemical Solutions, Sandhurst Fine Foods, Stella Artois – Carlton & United Breweries, Top Cut Foods, Treasury Wine Estates and UNOX Australia.

Revesby Workers’ Club winning dishes:

Entrée: Caramelised Pork Brisket, Celeriac Remoulade, Burnt Eschallot Puree & Fried Sprouts

Main: Sous Vide Hanger Steak, Chard Leeks, Kipfler Potato, Beetroot & Smoked Olive Oil Butter

Dessert: Vanilla Semifreddo, Honey Cookies, Compressed Rhubarb, Raspberry Jam, Lime Meringue & Candied Lime Zest

Subaru Impreza WINNER Announced

Congratulations to Ryan Reynolds who WON himself a Brand new Subaru Impreza at The Charity Foundation Raffle drawn last Thursday night! Other winners were S. Willietts ($2500 Helloworld Travel RevesbyVoucher) and Troy McBurney ($1000 Eftpos Voucher) We would like to thank each and every one of you who purchased tickets, and helped make the Charity Gala a successful evening.

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