President's Report 2022
Financially, 2022 was a very successful year. I take this opportunity to thank our CEO, Ian Lowndes and his management team for their superb efforts.
With the regulations around COVID easing this year we were able to reintroduce most of our regular activities. Bingo, raffles, karaoke and Friday night markets being our most popular amongst our patrons. The Board of Management acknowledges and appreciates our patrons continued patronage.
To our staff, the Board thanks you for your professionalism and magnificent service that you provide. In particular thank you to our managers and supervisors who continually provide excellent leadership, you all greatly contribute to the Club’s success and your efforts cannot be underestimated. During the year two of our most experienced administrative staff, Teressa Johnson and Lynne Scherer decided to leave the Club and take on new positions. The Board wishes both success in their new endeavours and appreciate the excellent service you provided over the years.
As a Club we are conscious of the need to improve our facilities and during the year our two most significant improvements included replacing the poker machine stools and refurbishing our poker machine areas. Hopefully further major capital projects including upgrading the ladies and men’s toilets will commence in 2023.
I take this opportunity to thank our caterer, Jason and his staff for their excellent service and continued association with the club.
Our Sub Branch was not able to have their traditional Sunday before Anzac Day commemoration service and march at Panania station cenotaph due to logistical reasons. However, the service was held at our cenotaph and it was a huge success. Anzac Day dawn service at the Panania cenotaph was able to be held and congratulations to our Sub Branch for their efforts in organising the service.
I would like to thank our sporting affiliates for their continued support and patronage.
It is an honour serving as Club President and I would like to thank the other members of the board for their support, guidance and professionalism.
I would like to share my condolences to all of our Members who lost loved ones during 2022. Our Club family had to farewell Life Member, Mr. John Watts. John was also a Sub Branch Member who gave as much time as he could to the RSL and Sporting affiliations. John served as a Director on our Board and a great friend. Our hearts go out to the Watts family.
Moving forward into 2023 is somewhat clouded by uncertainties pertaining to our industry. Hopefully we can continue to deliver the best services possible.
President | Panania East Hills RSL Club