Author: Jessica Reader

GM vs Directors & Staff…Who will win?

Throughout the month of March, the team at Seven Hills RSL will be walking to support Save Our Sons Duchenne Foundation and help raise much needed awareness and funds for those living with Duchenne & Becker muscular dystrophy.

Joe Bayssari, our General Manager, has set a challenge for himself and our directors and staff and has vowed to match the number of km’s that our Seven Hills RSL team collectively walk. That means if we collectively walk 400km, Joe himself has to walk 400km! To make things a bit fairer, we have given him a bit of a headstart.

Joe started his 2022 Walk 4 Duchenne on the 1st March and our team will be completing our walk on treadmills located in our Club reception area from Friday 25th March. Joe will be walking each day, at different times of the day to represent that the impact of Duchenne muscular dystrophy is 24/7 and the care required is around the clock.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a muscle wasting condition which predominately affects boys and in very rare cases girls. To date there is no cure.   Any donation no matter how big or small, will go a long way in helping us find a cure for Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy.

Please click on the below link and donate under “Team Seven Hills RSL”.
DONATE NOW

You can follow the progress of this challenge on our Club Facebook page or via the Club News page on our website.​​

Easter Raffle

Team Seven Hills RSL

A full list of our amazing volunteer walkers:

Joe Bayssari
Barry Wilson
Graham Black
Annie Moore
John Burgess
Peter Harrington
Warren Evans
William North
Anthony Holmes
Barbara Ghosn
Clinton Sharp
Corey Fletcher
Debra Winterbottom
Jaime Tredell
Jenny Greene
Jessica Reader
Lasanta Mutumudalige
Revee Krishnan
Sharon Strong
Stella Shlimon
Sue Stride
Teresa Mar
Zin Aung

Joe Bayssari’s Progress Report

Day 1 – 01/03/22

Day 2 – 02/03/22

Day 3 – 03/03/22

Day 4 – 04/03/22

Day 5 – 05/03/2022

Day 6 – 06/03/2022

Day 7 – 07/03/22

Day 8 – 08/03/22

Day 9 – 09/03/22

Day 10 – 10/03/22

Day 11- 17/03/22

Day 12 – 12/03/22

Day 13 – 13/3/22

Day 14 – 14/3/22

Day 15 – 15/3/22

Day 16 – 16/3/22

Day 17 – Rest Day

Day 18 – 18/3/22

Day 19 – 19/3/22

Day 20 – 20/3/22

Day 21 – 21/3/22

Day 22 – Rest Day

Day 23 – 23/3/22

Day 24 – 24/3/22

Day 25 – 25/3/22

Day 26 – 26/3/22

Day 27 – 27/3/22

Day 28 Rest Day

Day 29 – 29/3/22

Day 30 – 30/3/22

Renovation Update / February 2022

Seven Hills RSL Renovation
Stage 1 of our Club renovation is complete and since the new year, works have been underway to build the new concrete footings and block wall foundations, ready to support the new concrete slabs for the future kitchen and dining areas.
 
Demolition has continued around the perimeter of the old building to clear the way for the new works.
 
The old roof is being kept for now to keep the site dry and to protect the lower level reception area from being flooded in a big rain event.
 
Our carpenter has been building the raised floor for the future sports bar area.
 
Design of the structural steel roof framing is almost complete, to enable the steel to be ordered and fabricated in time for when the concrete slab is poured.
 
Stay tuned for more renovation updates by keeping an eye on our social pages or visiting the Club News section of our website www.sevenhillsrsl.com.au

We can’t wait to welcome you back!

The past few months have certainly been challenging but the light at the end of the tunnel is near and our management and staff are counting down the days until we can welcome you back to each of our venues.

From 11th October 10am the following Clubs will be re-opening:

  • Fox Hills Golf Club
  • Penrith Golf Club
  • Pennant Hills Bowling Club.

Our construction team at Seven Hills RSL have been working hard behind the scenes, and due to ongoing renovations we will be re-opening our Seven Hills RSL venue on Saturday 16th October at 10am. Stage 1 of our fantastic renovations is worth the wait and we look forward to introducing you to our new facilities. Please note, anyone requiring lift access will need to use the new Club entry on Level 3 near the staff parking (near William St exit).

COVID SAFE
All our staff have been fully vaccinated for your safety. As per the NSW Government Health Orders, Clubs are required to verify the vaccination status of any patrons over 16 years of age. Only fully vaccinated patrons will be allowed into each of our venues at this time (proof of double vaccination will be required).

PROOF OF VACCINATION
Upon entering each of our venues you will need to present your COVID-19 digital certificate or your Immunisation History Statement. You can download your COVID-19 digital certificate using:

You can then add your COVID-19 digital certificate to your smartphone Apple Wallet or Google Pay for easy access.

You can access your Immunisation History Statement online or if you can’t get proof of your vaccination online call the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 and ask for your immunisation history statement to be posted to you. It can take up to 14 days to arrive in the post.

RESTAURANT BOOKINGS
Freedom Day is coming and we bet you can’t wait to enjoy a meal and a few drinks with your family and friends! Restaurant bookings are capped at groups of 20 and table reservations are now available online for each of our venues.

ALPHA & CO.
Seven Hills RSL
Open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week
OPENING SOON
BOOK NOW
CORDELL’S
Penrith Golf Club
Open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week
from 11th October
BOOK NOW
ABBY’S BISTRO
Pennant Hills Bowling Club
Open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week
from 11th October
BOOK NOW
CADDY SHACK
Fox Hills Golf Club
Open for lunch & dinner Wed – Sun
from 13th October
BOOK NOW

BIRTHDAY REWARDS EXTENSION
Did you celebrate your birthday during lockdown? You will not miss out on your Membership Rewards! Members who were unable to claim their $20 birthday reward points due to the club closure will be able to claim and spend their points in any of our Clubs until the end of November (*Birthday rewards are eligible for Members who joined prior to 31 Dec 2020 only).

DINE & DISCOVER VOUCHERS
We are pleased to advise that the NSW Government has extended the Dine & Discover scheme and you now have until 30 June 2022 to use your vouchers. If you have not already redeemed this offer, you can apply for your 2 x $25 free dining vouchers online via Service NSW.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES & PROMOTIONS
All our exciting weekly activities and promotions will return as per normal as soon as each of our Clubs re-open. To see a full list of what’s on check out our Club websites:

HOW TO CONTACT US
For any correspondence during our shutdown period please contact us via email at info@sevenhillsrsl.com.au and we will reply to your enquiry as soon as possible.

We thank all our loyal members for your ongoing support. We look forward to welcoming you back and seeing you all soon!

Board of Directors
Seven Hills RSL Group

Renovation Update / October 2021

Our construction team at Seven Hills RSL have been working hard behind the scenes, and due to ongoing renovations we will be re-opening our Seven Hills RSL venue on Saturday 16th October at 10am. Stage 1 of our fantastic renovations is worth the wait and we look forward to introducing you to our new facilities. Please note, anyone requiring lift access will need to use the new Club entry on Level 3 near the staff parking (near William St exit).

Important Notice for Members – Club Closed until further notice

To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, NSW Health have implemented Sydney-wide lock down measures from 6pm today (26 June) until 11.59pm Friday, 9 July.

Everyone in Greater Sydney must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason. Due to the mandatory stay-at-home orders announced by the NSW Government, Seven Hills RSL, Pennant Hills Bowling Club as well as the clubhouse for Fox Hills Golf Club and Penrith Golf Club will be closed until further notice.

This is an opportunity to keep our staff, members and the wider community to stay safe and well at this time. We look forward to welcoming you all back into our venues as soon as the time is right.

Stay tuned for more updates as they occur on our Club website or via our Club Facebook page.

Important Notice for Members

In light of the latest announcements made by NSW Health, please be advised of the updated Covid-19 restrictions that apply to our venue:

  • Members and Guests must wear a mask in all indoor areas (unless eating or drinking). We have free masks available at Club reception and cashiers.
  • Standing is only permitted when moving around the Club or ordering food and beverages. Patrons must be seated when consuming beverages and meals.
  • Capacity limits have been updated to be a maximum patronage of one person per four square metres.
  • Mingling, dancing and singing is not permitted.
  • If you live or work in City of Sydney, Waverley, Randwick, Canada Bay, Inner West, Bayside, and Woollahra local government areas, please do not enter our venues
  • If you have recently visited a hot spot venue of concern on an applicable date and time, please do not enter our venues.
  • If you are feeling unwell, particularly with cold or flu symptoms, please do not enter our venues.

There are currently no changes to our weekly activities or promotions schedule.

  • Our Cash Case Members Giveaway jackpot has reached $1000 and must be won tonight in addition to our usual $1,500. Winners drawn from 7pm.
  • Our major end of month raffle, Ribs, Roasts & Raffles will still proceed this Sunday – On sale from 5pm.

Please rest assured that we are continuing with our regular Covid-19 health and safety practices of signing in and out all members and guests, rostering a COVID safety marshal on each shift and an increased cleaning and sanitisation roster.

We thank our members and guests for your support and understanding as we continue to deliver the best possible experience in our Club during these trying times.

Stay tuned for more updates as they occur on our Club website or via our Club Facebook page.

Renovation Update / June 2021

As we continue to grow and redevelop our Club, we understand that there is a lot of curiosity and excitement regarding the renovated areas of the club yet unseen. With that said, we thought we should share a glimpse of what’s going on behind the scenes to provide insight into how things are progressing.

Alfresco Lounge 1

  • Ceiling sheeting complete
  • Ceiling framing and feature joinery complete
  • Painting to be done
  • Woodtex insulation installed
  • Vertical hardwood timber battens installed
  • Equitone wall cladding installed
  • Roof louvres install progressing
  • Gardens areas to be waterproofed

Alfresco Lounge 2

  • Ceiling framing and feature joinery complete
  • Ceiling sheeting & services fit-off complete
  • Acoustic plasterboard to be painted by a specialist contractor
  • Planter box walls to be waterproofed and then tiled
  • Roof louvres installed around perimeter
  • Equitone cladding installed to alfresco side wall

Amenities

  • Tiling almost complete
  • Window install complete
  • Corian vanities to be installed

Back-of-house

  • Benches and equipment installed
  • Power and water services to be fitted-off

Bar

  • Install benches
  • Fridges to be completed

Wheelchair ramp and Stairs

  • Framing for the new wheelchair ramp and stairs to Iron Bark Cafe and Alpha & Co. works in progress

We look forward to introducing the first stage of our renovation to you in late August this year. To stay up to date as our renovation progresses, please continue to visit our website, sign up for our e-newsletter or visit our Club’s Facebook page.

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Club Renovation / Thinking Green

With environmental sustainability top of mind for Australian businesses and families, Seven Hills RSL and Integrated Projects knew early on that we wanted to incorporate green-building initiatives as a key priority in our Club’s redevelopment plan. From the outset, environmental strategies were integrated into the design of our new club.

SOLAR ENERGY

Seven Hills RSL will be installing 300 solar panels (100kW) which should cover most of our new roof surface in Stage 2 of our renovation. Solar power is a great sustainable, green energy choice. Using the sun to generate more of our power means less harmful toxic emissions into the air we breathe from burning fossil fuels. It has huge benefits for our planet; and will also significantly reduce our electricity bills. It’s a win, win!

Solar Panels

We will be installing 300 solar panels

Waste Management

95% of our demolition waste has been recycled.

MINIMAL WASTE

Building materials account for almost half the solid waste generated worldwide. Integrated Projects have made every effort to ensure that our waste is kept to an absolute minimum during our build. Since the start of our renovation, 95% of our Club’s demolition waste has been recycled instead of becoming landfill. Less landfill means less toxins, leachate and greenhouse gases damaging our environment.

RAINWATER TANKS

Clean water is one of Australia’s most valuable natural resources. To help reduce our impact on the environment Seven Hills RSL will be installing two rainwater tanks with a combined storage capacity of 164m3. Rainwater collected from our tanks will be used to irrigate our landscaped gardens to ensure they stay green and healthy after being planted. Additionally, the rainwater will also be plumbed into our Club bathrooms to flush the toilets which will save precious mains water and significantly reduce our water bill.

On Site Detention & Rain Water Tanks

On Site Detention & Rain Water Tanks

Rain water tanks located under car park

STORMWATER DETENTION TANKS

Incorporated into the Club’s redevelopment will be two On-Site Detention (OSD) tanks with a combined storage capacity of 155m3. Our OSD tanks detain and hold storm water run off on a temporary basis and then slowly releases the water to the ground or storm water system. This reduces the potential for flooding to occur and reduces the risk of creek erosion in our local area.

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

Sadly, Australia is one of the highest emitters of greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the world, one way we can reduce this environmental impact is by choosing to use sustainable building materials. Here are some of the sustainable and green building materials we have chosen for our Club renovation:

  • Recycled timber beams are being used in the Dining Terrace.
  • Recycled bricks from Australia’s oldest brick recycler, Brickpit, are being used in the Dining Courtyard.
  • Corian vanities will be used in our new bathrooms. They have proven to be extremely safe as surfacing materials, with minimal impact on indoor air quality.
  • Timber flooring in the dining lounge will be sourced from Woodcut. Woodcut have partnered with Carbon Neutral and plant more trees each year than they use on their projects via their Plant-a-Tree program.
  • White Mahogany timber frames will be used in the partition screens throughout the Club as well as the glazed wall in the future Dining Courtyard.
  • Woodtex insulation being used has no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) or Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP).
  • Equitone cladding will be used in the alfresco area. Equitone panels are 100% recyclable, require low maintenance and have a long-life expectancy.
  • Alpolic cladding will be used on our new façade along Best Rd. All materials and production waste used at ALPOLICTMare 100% recyclable.

We look forward to introducing the first stage of our fresh, new Club to you in late August this year. To stay up to date as our renovation progresses, please continue to visit our website, sign up for our e-newsletter or visit our Club’s Facebook page.

Woodcut have partnered with Carbon Neutral and plant more trees each year than they use on their projects via their Plant-a-Tree program.

Woodtex insulation being used has no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) or Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP).

Recycled bricks from Australia’s oldest brick recycler, Brickpit, are being used in the Dining Courtyard.

Woodtex insulation being used has no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) or Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP).

Alpolic Cladding on Club facade

Equitone cladding will be used in the alfresco area. Equitone panels are 100% recyclable, require low maintenance and have a long-life expectancy.

 

Congratulations to our re-appointed Board of Directors!

Our Board Election took place at Seven Hills RSL from Thursday 13th May to Sunday 16th May, 2021. We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all of our re-elected Board of Directors!

Our Directors provide critical leadership and decision-making which are vital to the success of each of our venues. We are privileged to have such a committed group of leaders at the helm of our Club, they each bring diverse experience and add significant value to our Club operations and strategic direction.

BARRY WILSON

President

GRAHAM BLACK

Vice President

JOHN BURGESS

Director

WARREN EVANS

Director

PETER HARRINGTON

Director

BOB MACKAY

Director

ANNIE MOORE

Director

WILLIAM NORTH

Director

GRAEME QUINN

Director

Renovation Update / May 2021

Seven Hills RSL Facade - Artist's Impression

Seven Hills RSL Facade – Artist’s Impression


Club Façade

First impressions are everything and it’s fair to say that for many years our Club’s street appeal has not quite reflected the welcoming and modern atmosphere you feel once you set foot inside our doors. We’re excited to announce that works have commenced on the creation of our new Club facade.

The new Club exterior will feature a mix of copper, bronze and white Alpolic cladding, perforated bronze mesh screening, vertical Knotwood battens and floor-to-ceiling windows to create a visually stunning architectural statement.

Scaffolding has been erected across the left exterior of the Club on Best Rd, however our club car park is still accessible from Best Rd & William St.

Seven Hills RSL Facade Construction - May 2021

Seven Hills RSL Facade Construction – May 2021

Seven Hills RSL Facade Construction - May 2021

Seven Hills RSL Facade Construction – May 2021

New Wheelchair Ramp 

If you have visited the Club in recent weeks, you may have noticed hoarding has been installed opposite the top of our escalators as you enter the Club’s main floor. Behind closed walls our construction team are building a new wheelchair ramp and stairs to access our upper lounge area. Once complete, this area will be dressed with stone cladded planter boxes filled with artificial greenery to brighten up the Club’s interiors.

Hoarding at top of escalators

Hoarding at top of escalators

Temporary Lower Lounge

Temporary Lower Lounge

Stage 1 Opening Late August 2021

The below Club renovation timelapse captures 7 months of hard work in an impressive 44 seconds. Fantastic work by the team at Integrated Projects keeping our Club’s Renovation Masterplan right on schedule. We look forward to introducing the first stage of our Club renovations to you in late August this year. To stay up to date as our Club renovation progresses, please continue to visit our website, sign up for our e-newsletter or visit our Club’s Facebook page.