RSL & Services Clubs

Evolve: IN THE KNOW Webinars

The Association has a new online information and advice program called “ Evolve”, brought to you by MAX, which provides clubs and corporate partners with a range of opportunities to share ideas, strategies and experiences to manage the reopening and operation of clubs into the future. There is NO cost to anyone to access this new service.


On Wednesday 12th August at 1.00pm the seventh of our Webinar series, “In the Know” will be broadcast via Zoom. The session will run for about 50 minutes.

The topic is Club Amalgamation - things to consider. All Club CEOs and GMs, Club Directors, Chief Financial Officer and Operations Managers are invited to participate by registering on the link below.

For many clubs, the uncertainty of future operational profitability and managing debts and liabilities makes the concept of finding an amalgamation partner an increasingly attractive proposition. What are the fundamental attributes that a ‘parent’ club is seeking when considering amalgamation? What steps do clubs need to undertake for a successful amalgamation? What legal steps need to be achieved to gain approval?

This week’s Webinar features the club industry’s most experienced practitioners in managing amalgamations. The Webinar will largely be a discussion forum, with an initial set of comments from our panellists, followed by club attendees invited to participate through an extensive Q&A session.

The Panellists in this webinar and the topics they will cover are:

  • Clayton Eveleigh, Partner, BDO who will look at the financial analyses required for an amalgamation;
  • Dale Hunt, CEO, Mounties Group will discuss the key requirements for a ‘parent’ club when they are considering an amalgamation;
  • Brett Boon and Arj Puveendran, Thomson Geer Lawyers will discuss the why, what and how of amalgamation, outlining the key steps to be addressed and how to avoid the traps

If you have particular issues or questions that you want answered in this Webinar, please send these IMMEDIATELY to Garrie Gibson, the Moderator of the session:

As a registered participant, you will be able to submit questions during the presentations and we will try to answer as many as we can.