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We would like to send a massive CONGRATULATIONS to Margot Smith who has been appointed as the new CEO of the RSL & Services Clubs Association.  This is a key industry role and we were so honoured to have assisted in the recruitment of this position.  Margot will be a great asset to the industry. For more information and the announcement by Dean Thomas, Chairman of the Association, please click here.

Huge Congratulations to Chris Dimou on achieving the role of CEO with Parramatta Leagues Club.  Well done Chris on a fantastic promotion into the role. 

 A big CONGRATULATIONS to the new QLD Sales Manager for UTOPIA Gaming Systems.  Well done to Richard Burns. 
Rest in Peace Bruce Duck, former CEO for over 50 years of the Commercial Club Albury.  Bruce will be farewelled on August 13th 2021 at 11am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mate Street Albury.  Rest well Bruce.  You gave so much to this industry.  Thoughts go out to Bruce's son Jeff and their families and friends. 
 Congratulations to Jack Jolley who is returning to the role of General Manager with the Rules Club Wagga.  Well done to both the club and Jack.
 Congratulations goes to Tim Farrell on achieving the role of CEO with Club Dubbo.  Well done Tim.
 Congratulations to Meleah (Mel) McInnes on achieving the role of General Manager with Abermain Bowling Club.  Well done Mel ! 
 Big CONGRATULATIONS to Glenn Ward on achieving the role of 'Chief Operating Officer - Club' with WEST HQ.  Well done Glenn !

 Congratulations to Lachlan Ford who has been appointed as the new CEO with Mangrove Mountain Memorial and Golf Club - Well done Lachlan. 
 Congratulations to Anthony Starkey who has been appointed as the new General Manager with the Oakdale Workers Club.  Well done Anthony.
Rest in Peace Ray McGeary who passed away just weeks before his 94th birthday.  Ray was very well known as an entertainer in his earlier years as well as later as owner and operator of 'Ray McGeary Promotions' , working closely with the Club Industry for many years.  Rest well Ray. 

Congratulations to Dave Brace who has accepted the role of CEO with Oatley RSL Club. Well done Dave.

 Congratulations to Michelle Dill who has commenced in her new role as Finance Manager with Dapto Leagues Club.  Well done Michelle. 
 Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club welcome Lachlan Ford to the role of General Manager.  Congratulations Lachlan.

Ron Smith

Longest serving Director of CHRG (Castle Hill RSL Group).  Ron was known for his commitment, kindness and compassion.  Our thoughts go to his wife Marion and his children Rohan and Haylee and his many dear friends.  Rest well Ron. 

VALE:  Bryan 'Joe' Milthorpe

The industry mourns the loss of Bryan 'Joe' Milthorpe, who passed away in the early hours of Friday 14th May 2021.
Joe was a much loved member of the SG (Scientific Games) Sales team and had been with the company from its VIDCO days over 20 years ago.  Bryan developed strong relationships with so many within our industry.  Our thoughts go out to his friends, family and colleagues and to his partner Leanne who looked after him through his final days in palliative care.  You are gone 'Joe' but never, ever forgotten. 
FUNERAL INFORMATION:  Please join the family for 'Joe's' farewell on Monday 24th May 2021 at 1.00pm at Dapto Showgrounds (89-99 Princes Hwy. 


 Congratulations David Renehan on achieving the appointment of General Manager at Highlands Golf Club!

Congratulations to Chris Whiteley who has been appointed as the new CEO with Muswellbrook & District Workers Club. Well done Chris.

 Congratulations to Scott Maclean who has been appointed as the new General Manager with Tura Beach Country Club.  Well done Scott.

 The Celebration for Paul Cheeseman (Cheese)
Paul's wife Cathy and family extend an invitation to all those within the Club Industry who knew Paul well.
PLEASE NOTE: There are COVID restrictions with limited numbers so if you are representing an organisation please limit your representation to one or two per organisation.
Date: Friday 16th April 2021
Venue: Kareela Golf Club (Sharkies at Kareela)
Address: 1 Bates Dr, Kareela
Time: Funeral commences at 9.00am

 Congratulations to Daniel Perkiss who has been appointed as the new CEO with Wests Group Macarthur.  Well done Daniel.
 VALE:   Rest in Peace Paul Cheeseman, Partner Audit & Assurance with BDO.  Paul was a great friend to the industry.  A sad loss.  For those wishing to be a part of the funeral via live stream, please head to on Friday 16th April 2021 from 9.00am.

VALE: David Younie, WhiteNow.  WhiteNow are devastated and saddened to bring you the news that we have lost one of our team members, David Younie.  David went into hospital with a sudden illness around two weeks ago.  He emailed us from hospital letting us know the time frame where he would be back at work (about a week).  Sadly, his health deteriorated from that day and he passed away peacefully on the morning of 28th March 2021.  Rest in Peace David - we adored you !

 Congratulations to Grant Taylor who has been appointed as the new General Manager with Bermagui Country Club.  Well done Grant.
Club Central has appointed Damien Grossier as Executive Manager – Food Operations to head up a new rooftop restaurant, club brasserie and events centre in the new build at Club Central Hurstville as its $75 million expansion project reaches the final stages.  Congratulations Damien. 
 The Club Central Group are super excited to welcome Megan Pattie to the team in the capacity of HR Officer – People & Culture. Megan will bring her wealth of experience to the table as the Club begins it’s pre-opening plans for the $75M redevelopment due for opening in September this year!  WELL DONE MEGAN. 
 A VERY BIG CONGRATULATIONS goes to Steve Rigney on achieving the role of CEO with Gwandalan Bowling Club as well as his marriage all in the same week.  Well done Steve ! 
Club Urunga is excited to welcome Mark Parry to the role of General Manager.  All the best with your new role Mark ! 
 Congratulations to Jason Wallace who has been appointed as the new CEO with CluBarham.  All the best for your move Jason.

 Big Congratulations to Grant Taylor who has been appointed as the new General Manager with Beramgui Country Club.  Well done Grant ! 

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