Parramatta’s new purpose-built hospitality venue
Parramatta in Sydney’s western suburbs boasts the second largest economy in NSW and the City of Parramatta is fast becoming Sydney’s alternative CBD. An increasing number of businesses, students and residents are choosing to settle in the suburb and the forecast population is set to rise over the next 20 years by 150 percent. To the people currently residing in Parramatta this comes as no surprise, they have known for a while that Parramatta is a great place to live, work, and play.
One Club ensuring that it remains not just relevant, but an integral part of this future growth is Parramatta RSL. Following the amalgamation with Castle Hill RSL in 2008, a long-term strategic plan was developed for the current club site and it was decided the best option was to demolish and rebuild the old facility, replacing it with a purpose-built hospitality and leisure venue, one that would service the needs of the membership and wider community.Read more...
Mandatory Licensee & Advanced Licensee Training Courses Now available through Barringtons
On 1 September 2018, the NSW Liquor Regulation 2008 was replaced with the NSW Liquor Regulation 2018. This legislative change means that the club industry is required to obtain mandatory licensee training through Liquor & Gaming NSW approved courses.
The Licensee and Advanced Licensee training courses are for licensees, approved managers and club secretaries, so they are better prepared for the challenges of operating a venue, while ensuring a vibrant and safe hospitality environment. Advanced Licensee training is an additional course for those who may operate a business in a higher risk environment, such as venues authorised to trade after midnight.
Ingleburn RSL’s striking new look gets a big thumbs-up
Ingleburn RSL’s $1.5 million upgrade has been unveiled and members have given the refurbishments a big tick.
The club now boasts a completely refurbished Restaurant and Café along with revamps to the bar and front foyer. The new décor also includes new carpet and tiling, improved lighting, furnishings and colour schemes as part of the fitout.
Club CEO, Glenn Cushion said the club was excited to offer members and visitors contemporary, fresh facilities that create a family-friendly and relaxed environment.Read more...
ONE MILLION REASONS TO GET ONBOARD WITH MAXIMILLION$!
Last week saw the launch of the long-awaited Statewide Linked Jackpot, MAXIMILLION$. Released by the MAXjackpots team from the Gaming Services division of Tabcorp, MAXIMILLION$ provides clubs in New South Wales (NSW), the opportunity to participate in a mystery jackpot link offering a top jackpot prize of between $900,000 and $1 MILLION!
There are a million reasons to get onboard with MAXIMILLION$, the main reason being it’s the biggest of its kind for NSW Clubs!Read more...
Windsor RSL increases visitation by 30% with IGT
IGT’s latest Service Window functionality is proving its value at Windsor RSL, with customer visitation up 30%+ and carded theoretical net up over 50%.
Recognised as an innovative NSW club with strong performance – the Club always looks for proactive ways to grow its business, while providing patrons with the best experience across its 176 EGMs.
“We wanted to be one of the first to upgrade to Service Window and take advantage of its premium loyalty tools – in particular, Point Explosion. These tools enable us to drive visitation by delivering a premium experience to our players - giving us a clear advantage over our competitors. We can now offer a clear point of difference with unique promotional offerings that reward our players,” said Chris Whiteley, Operations Manager, Windsor RSL.Read more...
Transforming DVA: Mobile service centre, agent pilots roll out
As part of DVA’s transformation, we are working with the Department of Human Services (DHS) to test service delivery enhancements to the veteran community through a series of pilots. This pilot uses DHS Mobile Service Centres (MSCs) to provide additional information points for veterans and their families, as featured in the Autumn 2018 edition of Vetaffairs (Vol. 34 No.1). The MSCs are 'offices on wheels' that regularly travel to rural and regional locations throughout Australia. The DHS staff on board the MSCs have been trained by DVA and can provide information about DVA services as well as assisted access to online services.
The DHS MSC pilot has been underway since 1 March 2018 and has been well received by the veterans and their families who have used the service. The pilot has recently been extended until 30 June 2019, which means this DVA service will be available at additional sites. Read more...
RSL Clubs supporting primary school children with learning difficulties
RSL Clubs across Sydney and NSW are united to address literacy and numeracy levels in schools. Working closely with Learning Links, the partnership has seen the delivery of specialist intervention programs in schools, with a focus on supporting children with learning difficulties and disabilities.
RSL Clubs have been a strong advocate for Learning Links and the valuable intervention programs for primary school children. Reading for Life and Counting for Life are two evidence based short programs focussed on improving a child’s reading and numeracy skills and above all, a child’s confidence.Read more...
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. Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...