Returning to the Returned Services Association
Respect for the past, support for the present and an eye on the future – that’s what Warkworth and Districts RSA Manager, Robbie Blair, is working on. “We’re aiming for a welcoming community club that retains a deep respect for its role as the RSA.”
You may be one of the several thousand people that visited the RSA on ANZAC day but Robbie would like you to think about returning to enjoy the RSA as a family and community hub. He has worked hard to upgrade and soften the environment, while introducing quality beers and wines at prices that have always made the RSA attractive.
The range of other activities throughout the week surprised me. I’ve got my eye on an evening playing pool on top quality tables while quaffing bargain-priced 8 Wired beer. Throw in a thick steak, chips and salad, and it’s worth every penny I just paid in becoming a member.
There’s a highly-competitive house pool competition, darts, indoor bowls and dancing lessons! Wine club meets on the last Thursday of the month and chooses a Wine of the Month for the bar.
A mini-crèche runs on Friday evenings so parents can have a peaceful drink and a meal, and there is free live music every Friday. Every month or two, there is a special music event like the Rolling Stones tribute band playing on May 14. “Entry was always a bit intimidating or mysterious for people, so we’ve worked hard to make it easy and welcoming for new people,” says Robbie.
You can simply ask at the door for a Provisional Membership card which gives you entry for 30 days. If you like what you see, you can apply for an annual Gold Card Membership which costs $55 per person. The big advantage of full membership is further discounts off your drinks which makes the bar prices at the RSA unbeatable.
“Just give it a try and see if you like it,” urges Robbie. You might be pleasantly surprised.