It has long been a tradition on the first Sunday of December our members’ children celebrate Christmas with the Club. We remain one of the few Clubs who still honour this tradition. Over 200 volunteers from our Sporting Clubs and staff rally together to ensure our members children have an enjoyable day.
The Club provides rides, gifts, drinks, ice creams, lollies and snacks for over 2,600 children of members who attend the party each year. The Children’s Christmas Party is a project that takes ten months to logistically prepare and costs over $100,000 annually.
Harold Becker is our current Welfare Officer. The Club provides Harold with a Club vehicle to undertake his duties. The Welfare Officer visits members who are in hospital or nursing homes on a daily hospital, adding a little cheer to those who need it.
The Welfare Officer also attends members’ funerals as a representative of the Club.
Blacktown Workers Club have 25 indoor and outdoor sporting bodies consisting of junior and senior male and female participants.
We provide extensive indoor facilities at our main club consisting of snooker, table tennis, carpet bowls, table tennis and euchre.
We also have a 55 acre Sporting Complex in Reservoir Rd which has facilities for rugby league, soccer, tennis, baseball, netball, cricket, lawn bowls.
Last year the club donated over $600,000 to our sporting bodies plus the ongoing maintenance of all the grounds and indoor facilities.
Thousands of members, their families and visitors each year have the opportunity to utilise our great sporting facilities.
We are one of the largest contributors to sport in the Blacktown area.
Blacktown Workers Club has implemented a Safe Family Support Leave initiative, allowing staff members dealing with domestic violence to speak with support agencies during their normal working hours, without loss of pay.
Mr. Neale Vaughan, General Manager of the Blacktown Workers Club implemented the initiative in 2012, after attending a community meeting where the issue of domestic violence against women in the Blacktown area was discussed.
In November 2013, Blacktown Workers Club were the sponsor for the local annual White Ribbon Breakfast and were the hosts for the event. Where along with the local police and domestic violence support agencies they continued to spread the word of awareness and need for change.
In 2014 the Blacktown Workers Club relationship with the White Ribbon Foundation has grown even stronger, In August Mr Neale Vaughan as a member of a team was a participant in the City2Surf with his goal of creating further awareness for the White Ribbon Cause. The team raised over $16,000. Neale Vaughan has now received the recognition of his great work and has been given the title of a White Ribbon Ambassador. Furthermore in August the Blacktown Workers Club became participants in the White Ribbon Workplace Programme where they are working towards receiving accreditation to become a White Ribbon Workplace.
The Blacktown Workers Club Group is a proud member of the BetSafe program. The BetSafe program assists the Club to ensure we are able to provide the highest level of patron care by exceeding our minimum legislative requirements. BetSafe provides Australia’s most comprehensive problem gambling service, assistance to family members of problem gamblers, a comprehensive exclusion program, additional training and support to our staff and regular compliance audits
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary and confidential counselling service paid for by Blacktown Workers Club. Our focus is on maintaining the mental wellbeing of employees. We can assist when personal, family or work issues are impacting on your health or quality of life. This is a confidential service to help all staff through challenging times in their life.
NSW Liquor accords are voluntary industry-based partnerships working in local communities to introduce practical solutions to liquor-related problems. They reach agreements on ways to improve the operation of licensed venues so that entertainment venues and precincts are safe and enjoyable.
The NSW Government is committed to having an effective and sustainable network of liquor accords across the state which Blacktown Workers Club is a major supporter of.
With our very own General Manager, Neale Vaughan being the chairman of the Blacktown sector Workers Blacktown takes all alcohol related issues very seriously.