Archive for month: October, 2020

Revesby Workers’ Club Welcomes 39th Director – Baden Kirgan



In light of Dennis Hayward OAM stepping down from the Board we would like to congratulate and welcome Baden Kirgan as the Club’s 39th Director.

Baden is a lifelong resident of Picnic Point and attended schools in the local area. With a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in economics, Baden took ownership of his family’s printing business in 2000 and has turned it into one of the state’s most prominent communication firms.

Baden joined Revesby Workers’ Club in 1991 and is an active member of the Light on the Hill Society. Baden and his family have been involved in the Workers’ sporting clubs since the 1980s.

Baden’s election on to the Board of Director’s will bring a commercial focus to the Board and we believe his experience will be paramount in assisting the Board through the challenging years ahead.

Please join us in welcoming Baden to the Board and to the Revesby Workers’ Club community.

Baden Kirgan


  • Director since October 2020
  • B. Commerce (Economics)
  • Managing Director – Jeffries Printing Services since June 2000
  • Publisher – Black House Comics – 2008-2014
  • Director – Chifley Creative – 2017-2019
  • Treasurer – Evatt Foundation – 2009-2011

Dennis Hayward retires from Board Of Directors



Following the AGM on 25 October 2020, Dennis has stepped down from his position as Director of the Club.

There is little doubt that the retirement of Dennis Hayward will leave a big hole to fill on the board of Revesby Workers’ Club! Dennis’ strong commitment to the community will be long remembered as his greatest legacy, from organising charity raffles, to driving thousands of kilometres delivering relief packages to drought stricken communities – Dennis has an unquenchable thirst for helping those less fortunate, and indeed succeeded and delivered on his promises in so many ways.

The respect that Dennis accumulated during his tenure has not been through voice, but actions that reverberated across the community louder than an orchestras crescendo.

We are sincerely grateful and appreciative for the service and support that he has provided to the Revesby Workers’ Club (“RWC”) and its subsidiaries.

Dennis commenced his Directorship in 1993 and became a Life Member on 28 September 2003. Dennis was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List for Services to the community of Canterbury Bankstown.

These services include, but are not limited to, Liaison Director for Revesby Workers’ Soccer Club, Women’s Hockey Club, Netball Club, Physie and Dance Club, Junior Tennis Club, Marine Rescue Hawkesbury, Mooney Mooney Fishing Club, and Bankstown Stroke Support Group.

Dennis’ services are not limited to Club activities. His dedication to the local community is evident through his ongoing delivery of meals on wheels and in late 2019 Dennis personally delivered care packages to 10 families who were living in the drought and fire effected regional areas of NSW.

The Board recently appointed Dennis as a Patron of the Mooney Mooney Club at our recent AGM. This appointment recognises Dennis’ involvement in the Club’s amalgamation back in April 2004 and his ongoing support and dedication to the Mooney Mooney Club and its members.

As the second longest serving Director of Revesby Workers’ Club, Dennis’ departure from the Board will be felt across the Club and the community.



Christine Butters Awarded Life Membership At 2020 Annual General Meeting


Christine Butters was awarded Life Membership At 2020 Annual General Meeting held Sunday 25th October 2020. This is truely a well deserved honour bestowed upon a wonderful ambassador to the Club and the community. Congratulations Christine!


Christine was elected and joined the Board of the Club on 29thSeptember 2010. Over the 10 years she has made a major contribution to the progress of the Club, but her involvement and contribution began well before then. With her husband Barry and children she was involved with the Club’s cricket and soccer clubs, but it was with junior athletics she became most involved.

Little Athletics

Christine became active in the Little Athletics club in the 90s, and for the last 20 years has been its driving force. She has held many offices, including:

  • Recorder 2000-2004
  • Records and Ranking Officer 2004-2008
  • Acting Secretary 2005-2008
  • Secretary 2008-12
  • President from 2012 until today.
  • Made a Life Member 2008.

As President she continues to be the “driver” of the centre, encouraging, mentoring and training new officers, as well as planning for the future, and engaging with families. Christine has also contributed to the wider Little Association New South Wales, as a delegate to  and recently Secretary of the busy Southern Metropolitan Zone, and  also the Region organisation.

Through her commitment and its wide recognition, she has enhanced the reputation of the parent Club both locally and in south and south western Sydney.

Revesby Workers’ Club Board Of Directors

Christine was encouraged to stand for the RWC Board because of her reputation as a community worker, not only through Little Athletics, but leadership of local child-care and school parent committees. Her commitment, efficiency and energy were widely recognised.

She has been the active liaison Director for the Revesby Ladies Group, the Garden Club, Darts, Scrabble, Underwater spearfishing and Toastmasters clubs.  All different, but she has gone out of her way to engage and assist them, using her excellent communication skills and insight.

Since joining the Board in 2010, Christine has also progressively taken on more responsibilities.

She is a member of the Mooney Mooney Club Advisory Committee and taken a great interest in that club and its activities.

Christine was for many years a Board representative on the Revesby Now n Then Occasional Centre committee. More recently she was nominated as a Club  delegate to the Bankstown City Aged Care, and has subsequently joined the Board of this long term partner of the Club.

She has regularly participated in the activities of the umbrella body ClubsNSW, attending conferences and seminars as part of professional development, leading to her election last year to the committee of the Western Metropolitan Region body. She was recently nominated by the board as a club delegate to ClubsNSW.


Over the last ten years of massive Club development, Christine has been an active and informed contributor to discussion, debate and decision making at Board and sub-committee meetings. She has used her detailed knowledge of the local community and its needs to assist with planning. She has also brought her enviable energy and enthusiasm and been an effective advocate for the sub-clubs with which she has liaised.Oversall, she has enhanced the reputation of the Club as a representative to many communities.

There is no doubt of Christine’s significant contribution to the Club and has well-earned this honour of Life Membership Revesby Workers’ Club.

Jim Finn Memorial Plaque Unveiled

Wednesday 7 October 2020, we paid tribute to the late Jim Finn, by unveiling a memorial plaque at the Revesby Workers’ Club Cenotaph that he was so instrumental in establishing. The Cenotaph is an important part of the Revesby Workers’ Club, established after the folding of the Hero’s Hill Sub-Branch, and remains a focal point of all commemorative and remembrance events that occur.

Jim’s plaque now stands as a reminder to his dedication to the RSL’s Sub-Branch and Revesby Workers’ Club (Badge 311). He is honoured at the Cenotaph as the first memorial service held for a member of the Revesby Workers’ Club.

40 Years Service – Daryl Melham

Congratulations to Revesby Workers’ Club President, Daryl Melham on 40 years service on the Board Of Directors. It is without doubt that Daryl’s contribution to our Club over many years has shaped us into the progressive community based organisation that we are today. Congratulations Daryl, and thank you!

Kids Cooking Class – Caramel Slice

Kids Cooking Classes – Caramel Slice

We couldn’t bring the kids to us for our usual School Holiday Cooking Classes, so instead we are bringing them to you!

In this video we show how to make a simple caramel slice at home with the kids. Enjoy!