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The Annual General Meeting of the Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club will be held in
the Willandra Room at the Club on Thursday 26th November 2020 at 7.30pm. A
further notice of the Annual General Meeting along with the Agenda and board
nominees (if applicable) will be sent to all members by 31st October 2020.

Nominations for the position of Director of Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Ltd, open
on at 10.00am on Wednesday 5th August 2020 and close at 10am on Thursday 20th
August 2020.

Nomination forms are available on request from the Chief Executive Officer, and
attention is drawn to Articles 49(a) (i), (ii) and (iii) of the Club’s Constitution which
outlines requirements for members to nominate, in particular:

1. They must be a full member of the club.
2. They have been a Life or Financial standing and consistent member of
the club for at least 5 years as of the opening of nominations for election.

Attention is also drawn to Article 52 of the Constitution, which requires that a
nomination of election of Directors shall be made in writing and signed by two (2)
members of the Club and by the nominee, who shall also signify his/her consent
to the nomination.

Please note also that Article 51(c) of the Club’s Constitution denotes that election
is for a two (2) year period.

A passport type photo suitable for reproduction in the journal and details of
the nominee in 30 words or less should also be supplied. The photo and details
submitted by nominees will be included with the agenda for the Annual General
Meeting, which will be posted to all members by 31st October 2020.

An information kit for prospective Directors, outlining duties and responsibilities,
can also be obtained from the Chief Executive Officer.

The conduct of an election ballot, if necessary, will take place at the following

Thursday 19th November 2020 – 12 noon to 8.00pm. Friday 20th November 2020
– 12 noon to 8.00pm. Saturday 21st November – 12 noon to 8.00pm.





Member Update - July 24th Restrictions Update

Dear Members and Guests,

It is important that we continue to communicate to our members, our guests and the wider community the club’s operations, following the ever-changing restrictions in place during this challenging time.

We continue to focus on the safety and wellbeing of our staff, our members and the community, and we are also focussed on ensuring that we not only follow the recommendations from the NSW Government, NSW Health and our industry associations, but that we also exceed these requirements where we feel we can do our best in further maximising a safe environment for all.

In consultation with all major parties, we are continually seeking to improve and manage measures in the club within all aspects of the operation. As of this Friday 24th July, new restrictions and requirements will come into effect; therefore, we ask everyone that, before attending the club, they are aware of the current measures. These include:

• Patrons will need to be a member or to be signed in by a member. When attending the club, members will be permitted to sign in a maximum of one guest.

• Additional patrons, or patrons attending without a member, will be required to join the club for as little as $2.50 for one year.

• Patrons will be temperature-checked upon entry and required to log in at our kiosk to ensure compliance with contact tracing measures.

• All dining areas have a maximum booking and seating of 10 patrons.

• Club function restrictions are in place, in line with guidelines, which only permits corporate functions, Weddings and Wakes at this time.

• The Golden Hawk Restaurant – Bookings are highly recommended. Visitors will be seated upon arrival; if no tables are available, visitors must move to a socially distanced space while waiting, such as the lounge or sports bar. Once a table comes available, visitors will be contacted by staff.

• Management will monitor any queuing in the club, and members may be asked to find alternate seating to allow for social distancing.

• We also encourage members to download the COVIDSAFE app to assist our club in ensuring that we work as a community to stop and manage the spread.

• Areas of the club are sectioned off for all patrons to ensure safe social distancing throughout the venue. Areas have clear markings to assist patrons in knowing where they can and cannot be situated.

• The building has a new maximum in effect for numbers, for different areas of the club, as well as the venue total. We have set and will monitor reduced numbers in these areas to ensure that the club complies and exceeds its remit in creating a safe and socially distanced environment.

• We encourage that all visitors remain seated wherever possible, and all visitors must be seated while consuming alcohol, as per the public health order.

• COVID Marshalls monitor the venue and may ask you to remain or to find suitable seating to assist with managing these new restrictions.

• Our Clean Team ensures heightened cleaning throughout the club at all touch points, along with the club’s overall focus on maintaining thorough sanitation standards by all staff.

We thank our members for their support during these times, in particular around the steps in place to manage these ever-changing restrictions. We are committed to doing our utmost to offer normality and to continue delivering the great products and services our members have come to enjoy within a safe environment to ensure our community’s wellbeing.

Thank you. We all look forward to seeing you at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club.

Carl Pozzato
Chief Executive Officer

Date: 24 July 2020 


17 July 2020

At Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club our priorities are the health and well-being of all staff, members and guests and ensuring the ongoing viability of our operations.
The NSW government today announced new restrictions on the operations of Clubs across the state. Whilst these restrictions will affect clubs as of next week, Ryde-Eastwood Leagues will introduce additional measures to maintain safety.

Effective immediately:
• We will commence taking bookings for no more than 10pax in our Golden Hawk restaurant
• Palm Court Bistro, The Coffee Club, and our lounge areas will be will be limited to a maximum of 10 guests permitted to sit together
• We remind members and guest that they must be seated in the Club, maintain social distancing, and avoid commingling with other visitors when visiting

Our Club has a COVID-safe venue plan in place since we reopened on 1 June. Every visitor has their temperature taken when entering the club via a thermal camera located in the foyer.
All team members have also completed infection control training through the Department of Health.
We have COVID Marshalls on duty at all times to ensure that social distancing is being observed and our Clean Team hygiene attendants who are tasked with cleaning all hard surfaces.

Of course we do ask that in the interest of everyone visiting and working at our Clubs, if you do have any cold or flu-like symptoms, please do not attend the Club or Fitness Centre. Instead we urge you to seek medical advice, get tested and self-isolate until you are cleared.

We are working to ensure that we reduce risks and protect the health of members, guests and our team. That is why we consider our clubs as some of the safest places for you to visit.





The World’s Greatest Shave returns to Ryde-Eastwood Leagues!

Last year the Ryde-Eastwood family raised over $5,000 at its World’s Greatest Shave event, which contributed to helping the fight against blood cancer.

In 2020, we’re doing it again and aiming to raise even more money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Come along and shave or colour your hair this March and help Aussie families beat blood cancer.

Shave or colour your hair at the club on Wednesday 11 March from 6.30pm!


17 - 23 FEBRUARY

As part of our Pink Week fundraising initiatives, we hosted the McGrath Foundation PINK TRIVIA CONTEST ON THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY AT 7pm in the Palm Court Bistro.

All proceeds raised on the night were donated to the McGrath Foundation. The night  included an informative talk from one of the Foundation’s amazing Breast Care Nurses, Catrina Ross.

This was followed by a fun trivia contest (gold coin donation).



Fundraising for Bushfire-affected Communities

In one way or another, we’ve all been affected by the recent and continuing bushfires.

For those lucky to not be directly impacted, it can be difficult to know what to do or how to help, and right now our fellow Australians need our help.

There’s strength in numbers and our community in Australia is a big and giving, so we're reaching out to everyone to give.

Help us fill up our barren Donation Trees with lush green leaves which you can purchase for $5 or more at club reception, The Bistro or any of the bars. 

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club will also matching all donations, so 1 full Tree worth $500 becomes $1,000 donated towards bushfire relief. 

Let's show them the true RELC spirit and fill up a forest worth of trees.


 Cancer Council's Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Ryde-Eastwood recently served the Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds in the fight against cancer.

Over 150 guests attended and we extend our grateful thanks and appreciation to everyone in the Ryde-Eastwood Family who donated funds and gifts on the day.



The World's Greatest Shave at Ryde-Eastwood


This amount has been directly donated to The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia. A huge thank you to all who donated and took part.

Meantime, check out some of the photos on the night - well done team!



Ryde-Eastwood Hay Donation to Drought-Affected Country Farmers

On Sunday 13 January, Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club made a hay drop to help drought-stricken farming communities in New England's North West. The Weekly Times covered the story with more images of the drop below . . .

The photos below indicate the large scale size of the $25,000 Ryde-Eastwood operation. A big thanks goes out to our working partners, Rural Aid, farmers Georgie and Bruce Butler, and to the "Truckies" who delivered the hay.


Ryde-Eastwood Honoured By The Children’s Medical Research Institute

On Friday 30 November, Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club was honoured for its generous donations over the past 21 years to the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), by receiving a plaque on the Institute’s honour wall.

Pictured above: Club General Manager, Chris McCarthy (Retired), Club President, Jim McClymont, Therese Wells from the Gaming department, who is instrumental in assisting with collections, and the Club’s Human Resources Manager, Joanne Luke, who is the driving force behind organising and collecting donations for the Institute for both the annual RELC Fun Run/Walk, and the annual Jeans for Genes day.



On Sunday 4 November, members of Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club and The Fitness Edge, along with staff and families, participated in the third annual RELC Fun Run/Walk (participants could either run or walk 5km, 10km, or volunteer). All registrations were donated to our chosen charity – the Children’s Medical Research Institute, together with a generous donation from the Club’s Board.

We are very proud to announce that the annual RELC Fun Run/Walk registrations and sponsorship raised just over $5,000 for the Children’s Medical Research Institute, and that Ryde-Eastwood’s Board of Directors matched that donation, taking the grand total to $10,000!!

Thank you to each and every participant, volunteer, the Board, our generous sponsors and the wider Ryde-Eastwood family. Bring on 2019’s event - we have a new goal to reach next year!






 Members and visitors at the Club may have noticed the striking piece of artwork displayed at the bottom of the stairs, near our fish tank. The artwork was made as a thank you to Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club for its continued support of the Rydalmere East Public School Autism Unit. “Your support is greatly appreciated by students, teachers, staff and our whole school community” - Emma Lodewijks from Rydalmere East Public.

The Club really appreciates this gift and looks forward to continuing our support for the unit.  



Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club began supporting Genes for Jeans Day way back in 1997. This year club staff kept up its charitable tradition by donating for Genes for Jeans Day Sydney 2018.

“We had another great turnout in denim," says Human Resources Manager Joanne Luke. “Everywhere I looked in the club I saw staff wearing their jeans and committing to such a worthy cause. And the more money they donated, the more we as a club were able to contribute, as the Board of Directors match any money raised by staff.”

Every year since 1997, the team’s efforts have raised thousands of dollars to support programmes for The Children's Medical Research Institute to prevent leukemia, muscular dystrophy, genetic defects and many other disorders.

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club champions the true spirit of the Club Movement with an ongoing dedication to serve its community.



Christian Community Aid (CCA) located in Eastwood provide a range of Government funded services to Aged residents living in their own home.

Programs include Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels) to suit specific dietary needs and also cater to different cultural needs.

CCA also offer a range of social lunch groups run weekly or fortnightly catering to different ethnic groups and provide door-to-door service.