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 5 of 2018

Hello Members,

Well the year is almost half gone and we are about to embark upon 2 of our major outings for this year, the Vivid Cruise and the Darwin Trip. There have been some adjustments to the remainder of the itinerary with both the Newington Armoury Tour and the Yamba/Clarence Valley tour being cancelled due to logistic and clashes with existing RSL Cub events. We are endeavouring to substitute in September/October an alternate trip. This maybe a Wine Tour of another Hawkesbury River Cruise. I would be happy to have feedback if you feel so inclined.

2018 ITINERARY June – December

Vivid Cruise 28 May – Now closed. For those who are going its make your own way there and back. If you wish to join a group of us travelling by train from Chatswood be at the RSL Club (Shades Café) at 4 pm. Otherwise be at the Aquarium Wharf by 5.10 please, so that the necessary head count can be undertaken in a timely manner. We have around 60 going.

Darwin Trip 3-8 June – Closed. Bon voyage to all those going who have all received individual itinerary documentation. Remember to be at the airport 2 hours before departure and ensure your Photo ID aligns with your ticket and booking documentation.

July – Visit the Australian Museum in College St – Tuesday 3 July –  MAMMOTHS – GIANTS OF THE ICE EXHIBITION

Public Transport to town. Entry cost is $16 for seniors or $20 per adult. Includes general admission and entry to the exhibition. I have about 8 people interested at this time. I am willing to book for Seniors on line and secure tickets before departure. Otherwise you will have to pay on entry at a cost of $19. You can register your interest by emailing or by letting Max Bennett (mobile 0400 318 251) or Peter Kuskis (mobile 0448 322 216) know. If you wish me to book, Names must be in and payment effected by COB Friday 15 June 2018 – You can pay at the Thomas Street entrance to the club by showing your RSL Club membership card and quoting Australian Museum, or direct into the Chatswood RSL Social and Recreation Club Account, CBA Chatswood, BSB 062 140 Account Number 11333496. Quote your name and Museum

August – Port Hacking Harbour Cruise – Thursday 16 August

3 hr morning tea cruise for seniors. Cost $25. Train to Cronulla Station. Embarkation at 10.30 am at Public Wharf, Tonkin Street, Gunnamatta Bay. Again we have about 8 people interested. You can register your interest by emailing or by letting Max Bennett (mobile 0400 318 251) or Peter Kuskis (mobile 0448 322 216) know. I have imposed a deadline of 20 July to allow bookings to be made. Payment details to be advised

AGM – We have allocated Sunday 7 October for the AGM commencing at 2 pm. Please note this date. Apart from elections we would like to finalise the program for next year and would seek members input. It has however, been decided by your committee, that the major outing next year will be a 5 day (approx.) trip to Hobart in late March 2019. We have had to make this decision early to allow us to secure the best prices for flights and accommodation. Again you can register your interest by emailing or by letting Max Bennett (mobile 0400 318 251) or Peter Kuskis (mobile 0448 322 216) know. There will be a limit on spaces available. Cost should be around the $1300 mark

November – Traditional Sydney Harbour Xmas Cruise – Friday 16 November

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.


Raffles will be held on the first Monday of every month unless otherwise advised. Any support gratefully appreciated.

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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