Archive for month: November, 2023

Melbourne Cup 2023

Melbourne Cup Lunch 2023

In celebration of the 2023 Melbourne Cup, Revesby Workers’ Club held a special lunch for our members on Tuesday 7 November. Guests enjoyed a mouth-watering 5-course lunch in Element with a selection of Tomich wines, our very own Workquiri cocktail, draught beers, live music by Mesa Groove and lucky door prizes for best dressed!

Thanks to everyone for a great race day.
Photos from the fun filled day are below!

Director Reports November 2023

Director Reports November 2023

A year has flown by since I had the honour to be elected to the Board of our club. Having been involved in Revesby Workers since a young age in Cricket and Snooker, and being a long-term member, I have taken great pleasure in seeing first hand that past values and thinking remain at the forefront of decision making.

I have enjoyed catching up with the various sub-clubs through the year, and am looking forward to building these relationships and providing support wherever possible. These clubs provide a special means for community connection and friendship amongst our members and often represent a significant part of people’s lives, sometimes from generation to generation within families.

As a Director I am also thankful to see in detail the significant level of past and ongoing commitment of the Board to providing substantial funds to the wider community. Every member who has been involved in Charity related activities deserve congratulations.

In the words of the modern philosopher Taylor Swift “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” We are all of course subject to the impacts of change, and there is certainly a fair bit of it in the air; Whether an increasingly digital world, changes in regulation affecting the industry, or evolving social expectations and demands. The Board will be alert in preparing to meet the challenges ahead, and I find it hard to imagine a better equipped team with respect to our excellent Staff and Management under the leadership of CEO Scott.

I, along with hopefully all members, am looking forward to exciting developments ahead, including the renovated auditorium. A new caterer has come on board at the newly named Sports Club at Spence Street from mid-October; members might check it out and even combine a meal with a dabble of twilight lawn bowls on Friday afternoons.

As the year comes towards an end, special thoughts go out to the families, friends and co-workers who have lost a loved one during the year.

I wish everyone a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.

David Raper, Director

I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate all the HSC students (and their parents) who have completed their studies and are waiting expectantly for their exam and ATAR results and are taking the first steps to enter exciting new career paths, training and study options.

The Revesby Workers’ Club has for many years supported local students to achieve their goals through its Tertiary Scholarship Program and I urge all current HSC students whose parents are RWC members to take advantage of the opportunity to apply for one of our scholarships.  Applications open 1 December 2023 and close on 31 January 2023. Application packs can be requested from the Club’s Executive Assistant via email at tenielles@rwc.org.au.

To all other students I wish them a great holiday and rest over the holidays (Wednesday 20 December to Monday 29 January 2024) so that they can be ready for the new school year. The Club has a range of activities available for younger people during their holidays such as Zone Bowling and Flip Out located upstairs from the Brett Street entrance.

Revesby Workers’ Club continues to offer the Christmas activities as it did last year, including:

  • Christmas Day Lunches, including a ‘At Home’ option
  • Santa, Pet and Sensitive Photos sessions
  • Workers’ Giving Tree and Health Mates Food Drive, support Padstow Community Care
  • Christmas Toy and Ham & Pork Raffles

I would like to wish everyone a safe Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Linda Downey, Director

Executive Report November 2023

Dear Members,

At the time of writing this report, we have just held a General Meeting for the purpose of electing a Director to fill the vacancy left following the resignation of Kylie Wilkinson.

We would like to thank those members who attended the Club on Tuesday 3 October 2023 in order to vote at the General Meeting by-election.


We would like to congratulate Daniel Kurtz who was elected by the members at the General Meeting on Tuesday 3 October 2023 as Director to the Board of Revesby Workers’ Club Ltd.  Daniel is the 42nd Director appointed to the Club and his appointment sees our Board return to a Board of 7 Directors.

A number of our members would be familiar with Daniel due to his current Presidency of the Revesby Workers’ Football Club since 2019.  Daniel is also a Director of Bankstown District Football Association and has been since 2022.

Daniel has grown up in the area, attending a local school and is passionate about his volunteer role which enables him to give back to the community through sporting organisations that provide a structured and safe environment for people of all ages to participate and have fun.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Management, we welcome Daniel to the Revesby Workers’ Club Board and look forward to working with him in the future.

Newly Elected Club Director Daniel Kurtz.


We are proud to once again offer the Revesby Workers’ Tertiary Scholarship Program. Application packs can be requested from 1 December 2023 and applications will be received up to and including 31 January 2024. As we did in 2023, the Club will be offering 2 x $3,000 university scholarships and 2 x $3,000 TAFE scholarships together with $500 scholarships to outstanding applicants who are not successful in obtaining the $3,000 scholarship.

The Club has dedicated funding of up to $35,000 for this program annually, which will fund the $3,000 scholarships and honour the previous recipients who each receive $500 for every subsequent year of study, subject to satisfactory results throughout their degree (up to 6 years).

If you have any questions in relation to the 2024 Tertiary Scholarship Program or would like to request an application pack from 1 December 2023, please contact the Club’s Executive Assistant, Tenielle Symington on (02) 8707 6912 or tenielles@rwc.org.au.


The School Subsidy program offered by Revesby Workers’ Club commenced back in 1986 when the Club supplied $11,000 to 22 schools in the local district. In 1999 the school subsidy program had progressed to fund 24 local school with a $1,000 subsidy, a subsidy that was later increased to $2,000 in 2001.

By 2011, the subsidy amount was once again increased to $3,000 and the Club offered as many as 28 local schools totalling $84,000. These annual subsidies paid to our local schools aligns with the Club’s purpose of being people focused and community proud by contributing to the education of our future.

As the program has run for many years, we have decided to change the structure to offer the potential to receive a larger subsidy to fund a much bigger project within schools which potentially benefits many more students both current and future.

Similar to our local ClubGRANTS scheme run by Council, the Club will open a grant round and invite our 28 local schools to submit an application for funding ranging from $3,000 to $30,000 to utilise for things such as undertaking a school project or introducing a new school program, apply for sponsorship, assist with a school event or purchase items required by the school.

Upon closing, our Education Committee will review all applications and select a number of recipients to receive funding equivalent of the $84,000 that we provide annually. Further detail in relation to the revised program will be communicated to our local schools shortly.

Recipients of The School Subsidy program.


On closing, we would like to wish all of our members a safe and happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the New Year and update you on the exciting things ahead for 2024.

Daryl Melham AM


Scott Bennetts