Why join another industry Association?
The Association represents the unique interests of the 274 registered RSL, Ex-Services, Memorial, Legion or like Clubs in New South Wales. More than 130 with over 1.5 million members have now joined the Association.
The Association works closely with all other sectors of the club industry - eg. ClubsNSW, leagues, workers’, golf and bowling clubs - and as an affiliated organisation is represented on the State Council of ClubsNSW.
No matter how big or small your club, your input is considered vital to ensure industry issues are identified and addressed to create the right environment for your club to function and prosper.
What we stand for
The Association’s mission is to “represent its members through effective communication, ongoing research and provision of quality resources and services that enhance the image and growth of its members’ business.”
The main objectives of the Association are:-
To foster and protect the interests of its members and to act in the interests of Registered RSL, Ex-Services, Memorial, Legion Clubs or like Clubs.
To promote the ideals of the ANZAC spirit and heritage of member clubs.
To represent the views of members to government, the community and other stakeholders on matters which impact on their activities.
Assist Clubs with land purchase and lease issues.
To forge close alliances with recognised key industry bodies to facilitate a strong voice to government and the community.
To provide members with a range of business tools and resources, including access to a panel of industry experts, aimed at operational, management and financial improvement in their operations.
To conduct regular focus groups to allow for member input into the Association’s activities and identify issues affecting their operations.
To conduct annual conferences to promote the views of the Association and provide members with resources to improve their operations.
To establish regular communications with members.
To promote Inter-club Social and Sporting activities between Member Clubs and any other member clubs.
To raise funds by sponsorship, grant, donation or other method, in addition to membership fees, for the operation of the Association.
To promote group buying from industry suppliers.
All categories of membership are eligible to be represented on the Board of Directors of the Association. Member clubs receive varying voting rights on a proportional basis relative to annual subscriptions. The Board of seven (7) directors is elected by the membership from among delegates of Categories 1, 2 and 3 Member clubs - Category One members have a minimum of four Directors elected to the Board; Category Two members two Directors; and Category Three members one Director. The directors are elected for a period of two years, after which they are required to stand for re-election. The Board meets bi-monthly. The Board elects the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and Treasurer.
Current Directors: Chairman, Bryn Miller (CEO Merrylands RSL Club; Vice-Chairman, Andrew Bell (GM Wagga RSL). Directors - Bob Humphrys (Director, Coffs Harbour Ex-Services Club); Kimberley Talbot (CEO, Richmond Club), John Millar (President Dubbo RSL Memorial Club), Grant Easterby (CEO Dee Why RSL) and Dean Thomas (General Manager, Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club).
The membership of the Association is divided into four basic categories:
Category 1 Members
Annual poker machine net revenue > $10M) - $5,000 per annum + GST;
Annual poker machine net revenue between $5M-$10M - $3,750 per annum + GST
Category 2 Members
Annual poker machine net revenue between $3.5M-$5M - $2,500 per annum + GST;
Annual poker machine net revenue between $2M-$3.5M - $1,500 per annum + GST
Category 3 Members
Annual poker machine net revenue between $1M-$2M - $500 per annum + GST;
Category 4 Members
Annual poker machine net <$1M - $100 + GST
Life Members (greater than 10 years outstanding service).
Fees are payable each October.
To download a membership application form click here.
Varying voting and representation rights attach to each membership category.
Three delegates can vote at any meeting of the Association.
Two delegate can vote at any meeting of the Association.
One delegate can vote at any meeting of the Association.
NOTE: Any club can opt to upgrade membership by paying the appropriate higher subscription.
Representatives from all Categories of membership can be nominated for positions on any sub-committees of the Association.
For further information contact:
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (02) 9531 7633