Social and Recreation Club

Welcome, a new Social & Recreation Club has been established at Chatswood RSL!

This new sub-club known as Chatswood RSL Social & Recreation Club Incorporated (INC1601248) has been formed to provide members, particularly seniors, to partake in well organised outings and overnight visits to Historical Sites and places of interest.

It will provide greater scope than that offered by the Chatswood RSL Sub Branch and is open to all members.

Application forms which are available at the front and back entrances to the club and can also be downloaded from the link in the red box to the right.

They can be processed by the Membership Office at Thomas St. You must be a member of Chatswood RSL to join.


Nominations are now open!

Download the Social & Recreation Club Committee Nomination Form here and return to the point specified in the document.

NEWSLETTER No 7 of 2018

Hello Members,


Membership continues to grow slowly. We now have 234 members.

2018 ITINERARY August – December.

August – Port Hacking Harbour Cruise – Monday 20 August – NOTE CHANGE OF DATE (We have had to change day due to other Club activities)

We have 19 starters for this 3 hr morning tea cruise for pensioners/seniors. Malcolm has conducted a dummy run to Cronulla to gauge times for departure by train from Chatswood. Full details will be conveyed to those participating.


I have been alerting some members to the fact that we were going to arrange at short notice an additional cruise on the Hawkesbury River (out of Brooklyn) to replace the cancelled trip to Yamba. Well this has been arranged and we are booked to go on the Postman’s Cruise on Tuesday 25 September 2018 commencing at 10 am. The cruise is of 3 hour duration and will include lunch. Refreshments at own cost.

We will be putting a bus on to get us all up to Brooklyn and this will depart from the RSL Victoria Avenue at 9am. Access to the RSL (Shades Lounge) will be from 8.40 am

We will return to Chatswood RSL at the conclusion of the cruise.

Cost will be $50 PP. Payment can be made at the Thomas Street entrance or by direct deposit into the club’s bank account; Chatswood RSL Social and Recreation Club, CBA Chatswood, BSB 062 140 Account Number 11333496. Quote your name and Hawkesbury RC.

AGMSunday 7 October in the Club’s Auditorium commencing at 2 pm. Apart from elections we would like to finalise the program for next year and would seek members input. Email to or by letting Max Bennett (mobile 0400 318 251) or Peter Kuskis (mobile 0448 322 216) know. We have already decided on the main outing, that being to Hobart.

November – Traditional Sydney Harbour Xmas Cruise – Friday 9 November – NOTE CHANGE OF DATE (We have had to change day due to other Club activities)

Coach from RSL Club to McMahons Point, 3 hr cruise and Xmas fare and return to RSL Club. Approximate cost $50. You can start registering your interest now.

December – Xmas lunch at RSL Subsidised by Social & Recreation Club. Wednesday 5 December.

Cost is expected to be around the $15 mark depending on numbers. The more the numbers the less the subsidy from the Social & Recreation Club. Subsidy made possible from Club Raffle profits. You can start registering your interest now.


Whilst a full program has yet to be determined it has been decided by your committee, that the major outing next year will be a 5 day trip to Hobart 19 – 24 March 2019. 17 members have decided to participate and all bookings and deposits have now been taken. Unfortunately we cannot accept any late comers as all accommodation has be taken.

Your Secretary is working on a draft itinerary for next year and will distribute it prior to the AGM.

Additionally a Murray River – Kangaroo Island Trip.

This was planned for 6 days commencing 18th October 2019 @ a cost of $3250 PP. A discount of $100 could be secured on payment of a $400 deposit. There has been declining interest in this trip but nevertheless a Proud Mary representative visited the club at 1 pm on the 13 August (Auditorium) to give an overview of this trip and others that are on offer. Due to the lack of interest any interested parties are requested to contact the Proud Mary representative Stephanie on either toll free 1800 677 683 or mobile 0411 168 989 directly.

Garry Brigden

Join today!

Please join this exciting new club at a one off cost of only $5!

Download the

Membership Application Form

and Waiver Document 

Social and Recreation Club Constitution


For further details or to book for any of the tours please contact Garry Brigden on 9419 7386 or

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