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Food for Farms

Food for Farms



The Wagga RSL & Commercial Club was keen to do something to help our drought stricken farmers. We wanted to give our members and the community the opportunity to get involved and do their bit. This is how FOOD FOR FAMRS came about. Never in our wildest dream did we imagine the concept would be so well received. The support to date has been amazing and we are so thankful.

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RURAL AID FEED FARMER FAMILES

RURAL AID FEED FARMER FAMILES



With the support of the Castle Hill RSL Group Board of Directors have this week launched an Adopt a Club – Feed Farmer Families initiative supporting the Walgett Farming community in crisis in partnership with Walgett RSL, Rural Aid & IGA. Castle Hill RSL Group CEO David O’Neil originally hailed from Orange and began his club career at Orange Ex-Services Club. Upon relocating to Sydney to work at Parramatta RSL, he worked closely with Paul Clarke, who would go on to become the Secretary Manager of Walgett RSL. Though the distance between the two club industry stalwarts increased, the friendship endured. With rural communities crying out for relief and numerous avenues available to supply support, David reconnected with Paul to seek out the best way to aid the local community. Recognising the need to support local rural businesses doing it tough, Castle Hill decided to commit $10,000 worth of IGA gift cards for farmers to use at the Walgett supermarket.

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CLUB RIVERS AND CLUB TAREE – WORKING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT AUSSIE FARMING FAMILIES

CLUB RIVERS AND CLUB TAREE – WORKING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT AUSSIE FARMING FAMILIES



Club Rivers and Club Taree have cemented a partnership to support struggling Aussie farmers affected by drought by collecting and providing livestock feed, cupboard stock and practical items. Club Rivers will drive the donation of goods to help Aussie farming families keep their cupboards stocked while Club Taree will donate up to 120 bales of hay sourced from ‘unused’ golf land owned by Club Taree to help feed and support livestock The campaign follows the government’s recent announcement that "100 per cent" of the state is now in drought. The clubs in collaboration partnership is the classic ‘country and city unite’ story, established over a phone call between Club Rivers CEO Stuart Jamieson and Club Taree CEO Morgan Stewart.

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Cessnock Ex Services Club to be reborn

Cessnock Ex Services Club to be reborn



The Cessnock Ex services Club has struggled financially for many years and particularly after an unsuccessful amalgamation with Kurri Workers Club. The club had long term debt that had not been reduced for nearly 10 years. It also had a significantly divided board and was subject to an ongoing investigation by Liquor and Gaming New South Wales. The club’s general circumstances could only be described as dire and drastic steps were required for the club and the venue to be saved. Multiple attempts were made to find an amalgamation partner however the issues and circumstances of the club were unattractive to potential partners. Drastic and severe steps were taken to put the club into a position where an amalgamation partner could be attracted to the opportunity.

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CASTLE HILL RSL GROUP LAUNCHES INDUSTRY FIRST INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

CASTLE HILL RSL GROUP LAUNCHES INDUSTRY FIRST INTERNSHIP PROGRAM



Castle Hill RSL Group has launched an industry leading internship program with Western Sydney University available to full time first year Hospitality Management students. In the evolutionary program first year university students undertake: - RSA & RSG qualifications - 15 hours per week minimum paid part time work across Castle Hill RSL Group venues. - Mentoring from Western Sydney University School of Hospitality Management and Castle Hill RSL Group’s Executive Management Team - Ambassador role for the Western Sydney Hospitality Management Course.

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Clubs reimaged builds success

Clubs reimaged builds success



In recent times Clubs have had to focus on adapting and evolving in an everchanging market to keep up with changes in demographics and meet demand. The centre of attention is around strengthening their offer to encourage greater patronage. However, at the same time they need to future proof their facilities to create opportunities, it is complex, but with good design, smart project management and collaboration with likeminded people working toward a shared vision, great things can be achieved to reimage Clubs. Examples where Paynter Dixon have achieved reimaged Clubs include Kempsey RSL and Ingleburn RSL, taking underutilised space and creating entertainment destinations. Paynter ixon worked with Kempsey RSL Club over a five-year period to develop a vision for the Club's future. The reimaged space was staged over three phases to minimise the disruption to the Club. Phase one included a new entry on the ground level and a new lift and stairs to level one. The new lift and stairs, located at the heart of the Club, created greater accessibility and better amenity for everyone. The underutilised auditorium was converted into a children’s Tabatinga play area which is unique in Kempsey and has proven to be an extremely popular asset for the Club.

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Iron Jack Australia’s biggest beer launch in 10 years

Iron Jack Australia’s biggest beer launch in 10 years



A Record-breaking launch volume sees Iron Jack become Australia’s biggest beer launch of the last decade. Since its launch in September 2017, Iron Jack has sold over 15 million litres, more volume over the same period than established beer brands like Crown Lager, Stella Artois and James Squire 150 Lashes1. It is already one of the most available beer brands in the country – distributed in over 5,000 bottle shops and 2,000 pubs across Australia. Lion’s Contemporary Portfolio Manager, Amy Darvill, says the early signs are that the beer is connecting well with consumers. “When we launched Iron Jack, we wanted to make a beer for hard working, down to earth Aussie blokes. Blokes who love their dogs and the outdoors. Their initial reaction to the beer has been really encouraging,” Darvill said.

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Operation Dawes: Tathra, NSW

Operation Dawes: Tathra, NSW



On the 21 March 2018, Team Rubicon Australia launched its second domestic operation in response to bushfires that occurred in and around the NSW coastal town of Tathra. The fires destroyed over 70 homes and damaged hundreds of others. The purpose of Operation Dawes, named after the 55 William Dawes - a US Liberty Ship sunk by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Tathra in 1942, was to provide disaster relief and recovery assistance to vulnerable elements of the local population. Over a three-week period 83 of our 'Grey shirts' worked to deliver a broad range of assistance when and where it was needed most. We logged over 5300 volunteer hours completing 123 requests for assistance, some of which took up to four days to complete.

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In it for the long run

In it for the long run



Club Plus Super’s Balanced fund has been rated as one of the best performing superannuation funds in Australia under the prestigious Canstar rating for 2017.1 Canstar compares personal super products for over 60 funds. The strong result comes after Club Plus Super’s MySuper fund was also rated in the country’s top-five for 2017 by agencies SuperRatings2 and Chant West.3 Club Plus Super CEO Stefan Strano said it was important not to place too much emphasis on a one-year number. From his point of view, the most important goal for superannuation funds was to deliver great outcomes for members over the long term and a strength of Club Plus Super is our ability to provide a very personalised level of support and advice when required.

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tic technologies is now integrating with Club membership systems: IGT, eBET and Aristocrat

tic technologies is now integrating with Club membership systems: IGT, eBET and Aristocrat



You don’t want your staff wasting time, manually updating member contact details or manually doing member renewals. Increase efficiencies within your Club and allow tic technologies to provide you with an online: ‘Member Only area’ – which can be integrated with your current web site. Having your own ‘Online Member Only area’, allows your members to: * Renew membership online on any desktop, laptop, all smart hand held devices * View their loyalty points in real time – 24/7 * Opt in and Out of Gaming Information * Update their own contact details and it be automatically updated within your system * Provide you with preferences as to whether they want print or electronic Annual Reports * Subscribe to e-updates on their preferred: ‘entertainment; food and beverage offers’ * Potential Redemption of their loyalty points for Club offerings. Data is automatically updated with your membership system, allowing your staff to do ‘other things’.

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