Archive for month: August, 2023

Our Club Community | Heart of the Nation

Proud to be supporting Greg Page’s Heart of the Nation life-saving initiative

After suffering a cardiac arrest on 17 January 2020 while performing a bushfire relief show, the original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page is still with us today due to the life-saving Automated External Defibrillator (“AED”) available at the venue.

During his recovery, Greg was astounded to learn that 90% of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of hospital do not survive. In knowing this statistic, he made it his mission to educate all Australians on how to perform CPR and the importance of AEDs being more available in public places and their key role to surviving cardiac arrest.  This is how Heart of the Nation began under Greg’s direction with one key message “Call, push, shock”.

Call 000, Push on chest to perform CPR and Shock using the AED.

In August 2022, Revesby Workers’ Club provided $13,000 of funding through the ClubGRANTS scheme to Heart of the Nation with a view to installing life-saving AEDs in easily accessible public locations around the local community.

The Club reached out to local schools and businesses to determine who would be interested in housing an AED on their school gate and/or shop front and are proud to announce that the first four (4) Heart of the Nation AEDs were installed within our local community in July 2023.

Following the success of this initiative, the Club has funded a further $20,000 this year and in partnership with Heart of the Nation are looking forward to installing a further 4-5 AEDs in our local Community.

Together with Greg Page and Heart of the Nation, Revesby Workers’ Club would like to thank Tower Street Public School, Revesby South Public School, East Hills Boys Technology High School and McQ Smash Repairs for taking the lead in this initiative and being the first to house an AED on site.

We are looking forward to further installations over the next 12 months to ensure our community has access to these life saving devices.

Expressions of Interest: If you are a local resident, school, business or community organisation and you are interested in finding out more about Heart of the Nation or being considered for an AED, please contact Tenielle Symington at Revesby Workers’ Club via email at tenielles@rwc.org.au.

  1. Tower Street Public School – (L to R): Daryl Melham AM President of Revesby Workers’ Club, Karyn Ambrose School Principal, Greg Page AM CEO Heart of the Nation and Tenielle Symington ClubGRANTS Coordinator.
  2. Revesby South Public School – (L to R): Tenielle Symington ClubGRANTS Coordinator, Daryl Melham AM President of Revesby Workers’ Club, Natalie Campion School Administration Manager and Greg Page AM CEO Heart of the Nation.
  3. East Hills Boys Technology High School – (L to R): Tenielle Symington ClubGRANTS Coordinator, Greg Page AM CEO Heart of the Nation, Paul Abboud School Principal and Daryl Melham AM President of Revesby Workers’ Club.
  4. McQ Smash Repairs – (L to R): Dennis McHugh Owner, Greg Page AM CEO Heart of the Nation and Daryl Melham AM President of Revesby Workers’ Club.

Padstow Community Care Winter Appeal | Supporting Local Initiatives

Supporting Local Initiatives

The Revesby Workers’ Club supported the Padstow Community Care’s Winter Appeal this year by donating $2,000 and a winter clothing collection ‘Hope for a Coat’ to assist in supporting the most vulnerable across our community.

As the temperatures dropped and the costs of living soared, many families and households find it extremely challenging to make ends meet on everyday household and living costs such as food and groceries, electiricity and home loans, leading to financial hardship.

Additionally, those without a home to provide shelter from the cold, will have access to over 100 new and pre-loved winter coats, jackets, jumpers, beanies and scarves all donated by Revesby Workers’ Club staff as part of the winter clothing collection.

Donations to initiatives such as the Community Care Winter Appeal are a powerful way to help break the cycle of need in our community.

The Club and its staff understand the pressures experienced by families within the community and showed no hesitation in getting behind this Community Appeal to help make someones winter warmer.

Executive Report August 2023

Dear Members,

With the end of financial year now behind us, we look towards the second half of the calendar year with many of us starting the countdown towards the Christmas break.  We are happy to report that Revesby Workers’ Club recorded a profit of $xx, detail of which is outlined in the Financial Report, but more importantly that this enables our Club to continue to provide funding to our sub-clubs, invest in education through our school subsidy and scholarship program, consider sponsorships for charities and fundraising events and community projects to really give back to our members and wider Community.

Vale William Pearce (Foundation Member #68)

It is great sadness that we advise our members of the passing of Foundation Member William “Bill” Pearce on 3 July 2023 aged 97. Bill was one of the Club’s 8 remaining Foundation Members and living local, he still frequented the Club when he was able.

As a young married man having moved into Sphinx Avenue with his wife Jean, both Bill and Jean established themselves in the community where Bill became a member of the Workers Club.  He enjoyed socialising in the Sports Bar, playing snooker and darts and always had a bet on a Saturday with friends. When Bill reached retirement age, he celebrated with his family in the old dining room upstairs in the Club as you can see highlighted in the photo below. Upon losing his wife Jean in 1991, Bill became a regular golfer and with that came beers after each game in the Sports Bar with his golf buddies. The Club became such a great support for Bill in his later years since becoming a widow.

Bill was always very proud of the Revesby Workers’ Club, acknowledging the work within the community that it did and he always sang the praises of the staff and Directors and felt very proud to be part of the history and day to day life of such a great Community Club.

Bill’s retirement dinner with family in 1981. Bill is seated on the right side, far back, age 55. 

Vale Marijana Projcheski

31/10/1986 – 10/7/2023
A new mother, beloved wife and friend to many.

It is with heavy heart that we inform our Revesby Community of the sudden passing of Marijana Projcheski.

Many would remember her welcoming face as she greeted and farewelled you as part of our Guest Relations Team.

She will be remembered fondly and sadly leaves behind her husband Nick and month-old twin boys, Hunter and Hayden.

Marijana with her twin boys.

Notice of General Meeting – 3 October 2023 (BY-ELECTION)

Included in this Journal, members will find a Notice of General Meeting.

Under Rule 63 of the Revesby Workers’ Club Constitution, the Board of Directors call for a General Meeting to be held on Tuesday, 3 October 2023 for the purposes of undertaking a By-Election to fill the casual vacancy on the Board of Revesby Workers’ Club following the resignation of previous Director Kylie Wilkinson.

Auditorium And Functions Renovations

As briefly mentioned in our previous Executive Report, the Board of Directors were reviewing a proposal for a much-needed renovation to our Auditorium and Functions area.  We can confirm that this proposal has since been approved and that these renovations are due to commence in January 2024.

Due to the volume of works being undertaken, the renovations are expected to take approximately 9 months meaning the Whitlam Theatre, Waratah, Acacia and Grevillia rooms will be unavailable from January through to September 2024.

We understand a closure of the functions area for such an extended period will put strain on the remaining function spaces within the Club and while our functions team will endeavour to look after as many bookings as possible, we appreciate your understanding during this time is appreciated.

We are excited to share the concept images below to give members an idea of our vision and to share what we believe will be a state of the art, modern, future focussed area for our members to enjoy in the future.

2023 ClubGRANTS

2023 Canterbury Bankstown Council run ClubGRANTS (Category 1) were open for applications from Tuesday 14 March 2023 and closed on Friday 21 April 2023.

163 applications were received and reviewed by the ClubGRANTS Committee with 21 being wholly or partly funded by Revesby Workers’ Club. These organisations include:

  • Bankstown City Aged Care – Creating a home like environment in aged care
  • Bankstown District Uniting Church – English Second Language Classes for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Bankstown Koori Elders Group – Ceramic and Aboriginal cultural projects
  • Biyani House – Revesby Women’s Shelter – Operations Support
  • Broderick Gillawarna School – Smell, touch, look and listen – Sensory Garden
  • Caroline Chisholm School – Outdoor pool shade cover structure
  • Chester Hill Neighbourhood Centre – Resources for family on-line cooking classes
  • Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre – Let’s extend the Counselling support to Family and DV Victims
  • Headway Adult Development Program Inc – Serving Canterbury Bankstown for 40 years (Cooling for Life Edition)
  • Mercy Works Ltd – Mercy Connect – Mentoring Program for Refugee and Asylum Seeker Students
  • Morris Children’s Fund Inc – Music Therapy at 3 schools that cater for children with a disability
  • Nanghami Ngallia Aboriginal Corporation – Nanghami Ngallia Outreach Program
  • Our National Heart Pty Ltd – Heart of the Nation Communities
  • Revesby Uniting Church – Kidsplay @ Revesby
  • Richmond PRA – Headspace Hangout
  • St Luke the Evangelist Parish Church Revesby – The Perfect Blend
  • St Vincent De Paul Society – Vinnies Bankstown Support Centre (New Freezer for food provisions)
  • The Multicultural Network – Seniors Aged Care Program
  • The Potters House Revesby – Revesby 180
  • Whitlam Institute – Civics and Citizenship for Young Australians
  • Women’s Justice Network – My Way Youth Mentoring

All organisations who were successful in receiving whole or part funding have been invited to attend a ClubGRANTS presentation ceremony at Bankstown Sports Club on Friday, 4 August 2023.

Annual General Meeting

A copy of the 2023 Notice of Annual General Meeting also included within.  Please note our AGM is scheduled for Sunday, 29 October 2022 at 10am and will be held on the Club’s premises.

If you have any questions for the AGM, please ensure they are received in writing 7 business days prior to the meeting.

We look forward to our members’ attendance in support of the Club.

Daryl Melham AM


Scott Bennetts