An Update for our Members & Guests
2021 Members update
We would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and hope you all enjoyed a relaxing festive break. It is with anticipation that with the introduction of a vaccine we will see some reduction in the current restrictions and enable us to introduce some of our old activities. The report below outlines the current state of affairs.
Since reopening we have had to operate under the DHHS/GOVT COVID guidelines and this situation does not look like changing for quite a few months. This obviously affects some of our promotional activities that we conducted pre COVID and also effects the number of patrons that we can allow to utilise our facilities. A summary of these restrictions is listed below:-
- Limited numbers in each room eg Sports Bar 80, Cafe 40, Bistro 100, etc
- No communal stations eg Gaming Coffee station, Café Water Station, etc
- Masks are no longer compulsory within the Club, but may be worn if desired
- Sanitising Stations to be provided
- Personal details, name/address/phone number, provided at reception
- Must not enter premises if showing any symptoms
- Provide COVID Marshalls to assist Members and guests
We do request that all do treat our staff with respect when they are applying or requesting you to adhere to the guidelines.
Promotions & Draws
Because of the guidelines we are not permitted to conduct any of our members promotional activities like Social Raffles, Members Draws, Bistro Meal 2 for 1’s or any major event, because of the numbers these create. We don’t anticipate this changing any time in the near future.
Functions & Club Groups
At our January Committee Meeting there was some discussion had regarding our group activities held in the club and our Pavilion. The outcome of those discussions was that all Pavilion activities will remain on hold until the February meeting, our PARC fitness groups will remain on hold but we will recommence Bingo from Monday Feb 1st.
The current limits on functions remains while we await further information from the DHHS. Small Meetings will be assessed at the February meeting with some hope that these will be approved for the future.
As we wait for final approval for our new kitchen and Food truck the builders have returned from their break and have commenced finishing off all the little things that have arisen over the festive break.
We thank everyone for their patience, particularly in the food area, where our staff have been under pressure dealing with the reopening and restricted operations. With the new Kitchen opening it will allow our team to introduce a range of menu’s across the venue and cook them in an efficient manner. This will include slowly introducing some mid week promotions, lunch specials and sportsbar menu.
There has been a delay with both directional and display signage which is hoped to be completed by late January.
Our 2021 AGM will be held on Sunday March 21st at 10.30am in Simpson 2. More details will be displayed in the coming weeks.
We believe that restrictions will still be in place for Anzac Day which will provide some challenges, both for the Ceremonies and the celebration at the Club. The Committee will closely follow the Government directives and advise of the details from our end.
Taxi Rank & Disabled Parking
There has been some correspondence from concerned members regarding both a taxi rank and more disabled parking spots. Both are with our architect going through the approval process and should be in place by mid next month.
While 2020 was a particularly tough year for everyone, 2021 is also going to be a little frustrating for probably the first six months of the year, as we will still be under some restrictions. We ask that you all be patient with our staff and each other as this virus gradually comes under control and we can get back to some sort of normality. Don’t forget we are now opening at 9am every day, closing at 11pm Sun – Tues and 1am Wed – Sat.
Look forward to seeing you in our Venue soon
Important Information Regarding COVID-19 (Corona Virus) and the Club
To Members, Guests and Wider Community,
We would like to thank you all for your patience and support while we have been closed.
We are now reopen with some restrictions in place.
All bookings for Lunch or Dinner must be made via phone. please call 9782 4400 to book.
Our COVID Commitment
To uphold the new elevated cleanliness standards instigated by the health department we will be following the expected safety guidelines and expect our Members and Visitors will comply to the required procedures:
1. Enhanced cleaning protocols
2. Enhanced team training
3. Quality sanitising procedures
4. Enhanced food safety measures
As we are all aware 2020 has been a very different year with lots of challenges, none more than the coronavirus which has prevented us opening for a fair amount of the year. This has obviously affected our members being able to get the full benefit from their membership. It is hoped that you will understand that the membership income is vital in assuring all our welfare programs assisting veterans and their families have still been maintained, and you are comfortable of the value from your membership through that support. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact our Operations Manager, Annemaree Kelly to discuss.
Many of you did not have the opportunity to redeem your 2000 points for your birthday while our venue has been closed please be assured that these will automatically be credited to your Membership once we are operating again.
With the 2021 membership we are preparing to offer many new additional promotional opportunities inclusive of two early bird renewal promotions. The first promotion for Frankston RSL Members only will give one lucky member the opportunity to win 60,000 RSL reward points along with the second promotion through ANZAC House, which will give a State-wide Member a chance to win a new Hyundai. Full details of these will be in your membership renewal email to follow in the next couple of weeks.
Our welfare team is still working and available to take inquiries through either our Welfare Coordinator Stellar 0492 820 743 or President Kevin 0400 656 821.
We look forward to welcoming you back when the time is announced, otherwise keep in touch through our website, Facebook or email.
24.03.2020 – In accordance with Government Announcements. The Frankston RSL is now closed until further notice.
20.03.2020 We are committed to the health and safety of all of our Staff, members and guests. Please take a moment to read our complete statement regarding operation below.
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