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.


NEWSLETTER No 2 dated 6 March 2017

Hello fellow members and welcome to all those new members who have joined since our first newsletter. Here is a short update on what has been occurring.


Membership has exceeded our expectations and passed the 100 mark. Whilst an outing with 100 or so members is not envisaged, (there are limitations on transport and accommodation resources) we will endeavour to offer outings which will appeal to broad spectrum of members requirements. We would also welcome suggested venues for consideration. There is and will remain a first in best dressed policy on all our outings if limitations are imposed.


We have been successful in our Club Grants bid and will now be able to defray some cost for outings and thus make them more attractive and affordable to many of our members. In this regard we thank Chatswood RSL Club for their generous considerations.


Unfortunately this outing planned for the 19 March 2017 has been cancelled. The operator has been unable to secure rolling stock (carriages) for this trip. We will keep it on our agenda for a possible future outing.


We have obtained a group booking for 20 people to visit this exhibition on Wednesday 19 April 2017. There are a couple of places left but you will need to be quick. Our entry time is 1pm on the Wednesday and all who are going should ensure that that they are there by 12.50 pm for the group entry. We are using public transport to get there.


This is planned for the 1-4 May 2017. We are restricted to 20 people due to transportation and winery limitations. This trip will include a visit to the Gulgong Pioneer Museum, ($8 entry fee) The Henry Lawson, Museum ($5 entry fee) and selected wineries. We will be travelling by train to Lithgow and then bus to Mudgee where we will stay at the Soldiers Motel (3 nights cost $390 per room twin share or double). All other costs apart from meals and refreshments will be covered by the Social & Recreation Club. This trip is now fully booked.


This trip is planned for the 6-10 0ctober 2017. This 5 day package tour to South Australia, includes a 2 night stay at the Adelaide Hilton ( dinners and breakfast), an Adelaide sight-seeing tour, a 2 day Murray River cruise aboard the Proud Mary (all meals included), and a Barossa Valley Wine Tasting Day Tour. Total Price: $2190 Twin Share ($2995 per single)

To give our members a better appreciation of what is included we have arranged for a presentation to be given by the tour operator at 1pm on Monday 10 April 2017 in the club’s auditorium.

Your committee have tentatively put on hold 10 cabins for the Proud Mary Cruise. These however can only be secured if a $300 deposit is lodged at the time of the presentation on Monday 10 April . This will also ensure a $100 discount. Additionally with our Club Grants bid being approved we will be able to further defray costs substantially.

From all reports this is a first class tour which should not be missed. Hoping to see you there on the 10 April.


The following arrangements has been made with Willoughby Park Bowling Club;

The club would be delighted to accommodate our members and guests for social bowling on Wednesdays.

The club has social bowls on Wednesdays. Registration by noon (in person or telephone 9958 5130) with play commencing at 12:30pm.

Dress is casual with suitable footwear (flat soled, thongs or barefoot best).

Green fees are $5 per player.

The club can also supply bowls if required. The club is located in Roberts Street Willoughby.


As mentioned in our first newsletter we are holding a meat tray raffle on the first Monday of every month. We are starting off small with a couple of $50 meat trays on offer but hope to expand this to food and bathroom hampers as well as fruit and vegetable trays. Your committee would appreciate your support on these Monday nights.

If you have any queries on any of the above please feel free to contact any of our Committee Members,

Max Bennett on Mobile 0400 318 251 or

Garry Brigden email

Garry Owen email

Mal Dimmock email

Peter Kuskis email

If you know of any members who have not been receiving these emails and should be, please ask them to contact any of the above to update the mailing list.

Later in the year it is envisaged that we will do a few cruises including the Hawkesbury River and a Sydney Harbour Christmas Cruise. That’s all for now.

Garry Brigden

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

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Membership Application Form

Waiver Document

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

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