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Archive for year: 2018

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

REVESBY CHEFS AMONG STATE’S BEST

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.

Education Is Our Passion At This Year’s Clubs & Community Awards 2018

Revesby Workers’ Club is again a Finalist in this year’s Club & Community Awards. This time in the segment of Education!

For over 20 years and, Revesby Workers’ has been committed to supporting education and vocational advances to enhance the lives of those living in the local community. In particular, Revesby places a strong focus on education for young people to not only assist in achieving their future aspirations but to close the skills gap in the labour market.

Revesby Workers’ supports a range of initiates as part of its Education Program, these are as follows;

1. Primary and Secondary Schools Annual Funding ($1,596,000 in funding since 1998)

Since 1998, Revesby Workers’ has provided funding to twenty-seven (27) local schools and an additional school on the Hawkesbury River close to its Mooney Mooney Club. Now in its 19th year, the $3,000 provided to each of the twenty-eight (28) primary and secondary schools totals almost $1.6 million in funding.

2. Workplace Experience for Students that are undertaking Vocational Studies (12,250 work placement hours)

Since 2007, over 350 students have participated in more than 12,250 hours in the Revesby Workers’ Club workplace experience program in the areas of Business Administration and Hospitality. The Work Experience is undertaken by students in Years 9, 10 and 11 to provide them with a general introduction to the ‘world of work’.

3. Scholarships for Tertiary Education (456 students supported)

Now in its 19th year, the Revesby Workers’ Club Scholarships have assisted over four hundred and fifty (450) students during the course of their tertiary education, averaging twenty four (24) students per year and over $208,000 in funding.

4. ClubEDU Program

Launched in May 2018, Revesby Workers’ Club, in association with ClubEDU and Macarthur Workplace Learning Provider (MWLP), ran a pilot program for Hospitality students from East Hills Girls High School. Revesby Workers’

and MWLP have had a long-standing partnership with the existing work placement program,  and this provided the perfect opportunity to launch this program.

 

Padstow North Public School Principal, Natalie Armstrong receives a cheque from Club Director Christine Butters.

MWLP Linking Youth Hosts Hospitality Careers Expo At Revesby Workers’ Club

The Inspired Series and Hospitality Careers Expo was held at Revesby Workers’ Club on June 25.

The event was host by MWLP. MWLP is a not-for-profit community organisation. Its work focuses on improving education and transition outcomes for all young people; especially in preparing them for the world of work, nurturing aspiration, career management and entrepreneurialism, whilst simultaneously addressing the ongoing needs of business.

Public, Catholic and Independent schools attended from Merrylands, East Hills, Ingleburn, Cecil Hills, Hoxton Park, Canley Vale, Tempe, Beverly Hills, Bankstown, Revesby, Ashfield and more.

Luke Mangan interviewed Darren Foots, Executive Chef, from Revesby Workers’ who told the audience what it was like to work with famous chefs Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey and the amazing places he has travelled throughout his career.

Luke Mangan (left) with Darren Foots

George Papaioannou, Restaurant Manager from Six Penny in Stanmore told of his interesting career change from Accounting to Restaurant Manager.

Ed Camilleri, CEO of Revesby Workers’ spoke of his impressive progression throughout the Club; from Trainee Manager to CEO.

Students then had the opportunity to speak with the Hospitality Industry about careers and courses, including TAFE NSW, HTN, Kenvale College, William Blue College, the Blue Mountains International Hotel School of Management as well as Revesby Workers’.

Feedback from the students was excellent. They were motivated by the day, particularly by the guest speakers.

Luke Mangan said “It was great to get out to Revesby and do an Inspired talk for the school students and to speak to them afterwards about pursuing careers in the hospitality industry.”

L to R George Papaionnou, Luke Mangan and Darren Foots.

The expo was the first of its kind hosted by MWLP Linking Youth. Their Work Placement Manager, Michael Everett, said “The aim of the day was to encourage more students to enter the Hospitality Industry, addressing critical industry shortages and to link HSC students who are studying Hospitality to the industry.”

“It really was an outstanding success” Michael added.

 

The Pat Rogan Walkway Is Confirmed By Council

The City of Canterbury Bankstown has resolved to rename the Salt Pan Creek Walkway, the Pat Rogan Walkway, in honour of Mr Patrick Rogan, a former State Member for East Hills. Mr Rogan was a significant member of the community and played a vital role in public matters and success of many clubs and community organisations in NSW.

Mr Rogan was a major contributor to the local community both during his time as the state member for East Hills, being a strong advocate for local infrastructure as well as a supporter and patron of many local clubs and groups. He was a passionate supporter of the environment, and thus the naming of this walkway, which winds it’s way through semi-urban wetlands and mangrove forests is a wonderful testament to this passion.

Serving as a Board member of the Revesby Workers’ Club (1995-2010), and eventually Club President (2008-2010), Mr Rogan also served as a very effective Chairman of ClubsNSW (1999-2004) and was posthumously awarded an OAM in 2016.

This recognition of Pat Rogan is very deserving. The re-naming of the walkway is set to take place 11am, Tuesday 17 July 2018 at Cutting Reserve, Davies Road, Padstow.

East Hills View Club Celebrates 57 Years!

On Monday June 18 2018 the ladies of East Hills VIEW Club celebrated the 57th birthday of their club with a gala lunch at Revesby Workers Club. The committee had chosen a ‘regal’ theme for this year. Many members embraced the theme and cape with tiaras, long gloves and dressed in purple. One member even wore a long purple cloak with a 9fake0 ermine collar.

A great day was had by all. In addition to the lunch and delicious birthday cake, there was entertainment, raffles and even a book sale to boost their coffers.

For anyone interested in joining a wonderful group of ladies who, through their events help support the Smith Family and are driven by the mission of creating social change in Australian communities by empowering women to have their voices on issues of importance for the future wellbeing of Australian society,  can call Bev on 9771 5457 or visit www.view.org.au for further information.

Do Something Day – ‘Winter Is Ruff’

Revesby Workers’ will be giving their best for Do Something Day on Wednesday 25 July with ‘Winter is Ruff’, an initiative encouraging others to give back with a gesture of kindness.

Revesby Workers’ are inviting the community todonate new items and support the RSPCA and our many furry friends from 2 to 29 July 2018 for Do Something Day.

A series of Blue Collection Bins will be positioned in the Clubs Foyer for donation of Bedding, Treats, Blankets and Toys. Each Bin is clearly marked to make your donation even easier.

Blankets – Snug as a bug in a rug, new blankets to keep our furry friends warm

Bedding – Soft pet beds will keep our animal friends cosy and comfortable

Toys – Don’t forget some time for play. FUN will keep the blues at bay.

Treats – Yum in my tum, we love our treats best. Tinned or dry, we don’t really mind.

Important Note: All blankets, bedding, treats and toys donated must be new and in original packaging. No fresh food treats, tinned, packaged or dry only. All food items to be within their used by date.

RSPCA NSWcare for more than 35,000 injured, neglected, sick, surrendered and unwanted animals each year. Shelters are a place where people can seek advice on their pet’s health and temperament. They are also a haven for animals that have been abandoned, lost, or have been victims of cruelty or neglect.

The coming months are challenging for the RSPCA. As the cold sets in, each and every day becomes more of a struggle for the animals they care for.

The support provided through the Do Something Day ‘Winter is Ruff’ initiative will go a long way in helping these animals on their road to recovery.

The Do Something Day campaign aims to drive the community to actively participate in actions of good by donating or volunteering as an individual or an organisation. Revesby Workers’ hopes everyone gets involved by going above and beyond through acts of kindness.

So make a difference this Do Something Day, it will leave you Feline Pawsitively Pawsome!

 

Revesby Workers’ Takes Out ACE Gong

On Tuesday 17 April 2018, the 2017 edition of the ACE Awards was held at Bankstown Sports Club. The ACE Awards celebrate excellence in Australian Club Entertainment and provide recognition to numerous performers and venues who are passionate about continuing to provide top class shows for the community to attend in their local areas and beyond. Revesby Workers’ Club was nominated in the division of Venue Award for Excellence & Commitment to Entertainment (Large Venue) along with Workers Blacktown and Twin Towns. Both of the Venues that Revesby Workers’ Club were pitted against have an extraordinary reputation for fantastic entertainment, and is testament to the hard work and dedication that clubs in general have to providing entertainment to the masses.

And………….WE WON!! Congratulations go out to the team at Revesby Workers’ Club who continually strive to put on the best shows possible both in the Whitlam Theatre, FREE Entertainment in the Infinity Bar,  – plus a variety of entertainment across our venues not limited to FREE Kids Entertainment at Revesby Workers’ Sports Club on the last Sunday Of each month.

We are humbled to receive this award and will continue to strive to provide excellence & commitment to entertainment at Revesby Workers’ Club.


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