446 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
Chatswood RSL


The Chatswood RSL Social & Recreation Club Incorporated (INC1601248) was established in 2016 to provide members, particularly seniors, with well organised outings and overnight visits to historical sites and places of interest.

The club is open to all Chatswood RSL Members!

Application forms are available from both receptions or can be downloaded via the link to the right. Bring the completed form, along with a yearly fee of $5 membership fee to reception staff to join.

NEWSLETTER No 10 of 2023   

Hello Members,

Welcome to the latest newsletter.

JUNE Thursday 15th – Wyong Races.

A great day was had by all, some won and some lost. We had a very good attendance of 38. Food was good but wait time was a tad disappointing as many serves were delivered warm only. Many thanks to those who attended. Sorry no photos.

JUNE Monday 19 – Sub-Branch Presentation. Topic – Japanese Midget Submarines – Sydney Harbour WWII

Another great presentation by Ron Ray. Our thanks to the Sub-branch for organising this presentation.


  • With the passing of Garry Owen, Bill coombes has volunteered to take on the role of Secretary/Treasurer. This was endorsed by the Committee. Thanks Bill.
  • It was decided to continue with the remaining 6 members as this is i/a/w Department of Fair Trading requirements.
  • For new members who join after 1 August 2023 membership will be extended to the end of the 2024 calendar year. This aligns with the policy for new members joining the RSL Club.


July 2023 – Nothing planned. Too cold.

August 2023 – Nothing planned. Too cold

September 2023 – Following the success of the last Hawkesbury River Cruise late September is being looked at for a further cruise. If possible, we would like to explore the seaward end of the river. The question has been asked of Hawkesbury River Cruises and we await a response.

October 2023 – Sunday 29 Oct the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in the TAB Lounge area of the RSL Club, commencing at 11am.

November 2023 – Traditional Sydney Harbour Christmas Cruise. Date TBA.

December 2023 – Traditional Christmas Luncheon in the Clubs new auditorium. Tuesday 5 December has been booked. Details to follow.


Apart from the traditional 1-day events/outings, your committee is keen to provide members the opportunity to explore the greater NSW and beyond with some 3-6 day bus trips. Ideally your committee would like to have one of these trips in the first half of the year and one in the second half. As you would appreciate the cost of these trips is not cheap, but we have found a tour operator who would give us value for money and provide a bus solely for our members, providing we can get a group of 30 plus together. We would also subsidise these trips as much as possible. We are looking at the following destinations and would appreciate any feedback prior to a final decision, which we will make in mid-July. I would also say it is important that if you wish to go you advise us of your commitment as we have to book months in advance.

     Canberra Highlights – 4 days & 3 nights in Autumn or Spring. Everywhere in Canberra you will find new exhibitions & attractions. During autumn the colours are stunning & in spring there is Floriade & the Beautifull Tulip Top Gardens. In addition enjoy a scenic day in the Snowy Mountains. Lunches are not included on this short getaway. Stay in comfort & style at the Best Western Garden City Hotel

    Sapphire Coast – 6 days fully inclusive. Explore the stunning south coast of NSW & visit Merimbula, Eden, Bermagui, Cobargo, Central Tilba & Mallacoota. Travel via the Coastal route with a visit to Mogo Zoo.

Griffiths & Riverina – 6 days fully inclusive. Explore Griffith, & Leeton. Sample the local produce & enjoy the diversity of the scenery, vineyards, orchards, rice farms. a cotton gin & the extraordinary new Whitton Malt House. Stay in the town centre at Griffith’s Econo Lodge

Lightning Ridge – 7 days fully inclusive. Overnight provided at the All Settlers Motor Inn Tamworth before 4 nights in Lightning Ridge at the Wallangulla Motel to explore Lightning Ridge & the Opal Fields. Overnight at the North Parks Motel on our return


I await your comments.


Garry Brigden

Committee Members

Garry Brigden – President

Bill Coombes – Secretary/Treasurer

Maureen Playdon – Committee Member

Cheryl Coombes – Committee Member

Peter Kuskis – Committee Member