Workers Club Group cares about our members, guests, employees as well as the wider communities in which our clubs operate. The Group contributes over a million dollars each year in ClubGRANTs funding as well as providing extensive support to local community groups, initiatives for the wellbeing of our employees, sustainability measures plus a range of benefits for our members.
Below is a snapshot of these initiatives as well as our most recent awards.
LOCAL COMMUNITY SUPPORT
MEALS ON WHEELS
Workers Club Group has built a strong relationship with the local Meals on Wheels. The Club provides the vehicle to transport meals to those in need as well as coordinating volunteers to assist with the deliveries. In return, the volunteers are provided with a meal and beverage compliments of the Club.
FUNCTION ROOM HIRE
Workers Club Group offer our function rooms at no charge to various local organisations such as Rotary, Lions, Toastmasters, Connecting Carers, Blacktown View Club, Inner wheels, Lantern Club and Stroke Club.
Blacktown Workers Club has long proclaimed it is the heart of Blacktown and after a $165,000 contribution to Blacktown Hospital cardiology department; they are literally looking after the hearts of the community. The donation allowed the hospital to purchase extremely valuable equipment for the Cardiology Department.
EMPLOYEE WELLBEING INITIATIVES
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
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.
SAFE FAMILY SUPPORT LEAVE
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.
With the installation of Led Lighting throughout the club we are creating more saving for our members as well as cutting down on our energy usage.
The introduction of Co-Mingle recycling system within the club group has been a great success, with only a small 2% of our generated waste going to landfill. 43% of our overall total landfill waste was paper and through desk paper recycling bins and staff education we have now managed to make sure that these stays out of landfill.
With 860 solar power units and a 100kw system now installed at both the Blacktown clubs we are an industry leader in this area and will continue to control and reduce power consumption where possible.
EP&T EDGE MONITORING SYSTEM
The edge monitoring system allows us to monitor gas and water consumption as well as energy usage ensuring that these utilities are being used in the most efficient and sustainable way.
With the installation of Pulpmaster 4000 our land fill rates have dropped dramatically. Using the food recycling system our food waste is recycled by anaerobic digestion technology to convert waste into a combustible gas. A by-product of the process is a nutrient rich sludge, which is for sale as Amgrow organic fertiliser and used on our fields at Workers Sports.
AQUA-CELL CLEARWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM
In a first for Sydney, Blacktown Workers Sports Club now recycles its water to maintain their state-of-the-art sporting complex, and it’s all thanks to Aqua-cell. The wastewater recycling facility is on-site and utilises recycled water from the club and hotel for its water supply.
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.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
In December each year Blacktown Workers’ Club holds a huge Christmas party for the children of Club members’. The Club provides rides, gifts and snacks for over 5,000 children of members who attend the party each year. The Children’s Christmas Party is a project that takes ten months to logistically prepare, utilises over 200 volunteers from Sporting Clubs and staff, plus costs over $100,000 annually.
SENIORS CHRISTMAS PARTY
Each year the Club hosts a special Christmas party for its aged pensioner members with 870 people being catered for. The event is held in mid-December in the Diamond Auditorium (eligible participants only).
Workers Club Group recognises its members who have a long-standing membership with the Club. Named the ‘Quarter Century Club’, total membership stands at over 4,000. Each year the Club celebrates the induction of new members via a celebratory dinner and presentation of a pin.
Clubs & Community Awards 2019 – WINNER
Support for Amateur Sport – The Difference We Make
Clubs & Community Awards 2018 – WINNER
Youth Leadership – Building Lives that Matter
Clubs & Community Awards 2015 – WINNER
Welfare & Social Inclusion – White Ribbon Campaign
NSW Government Sustainability Advantage Program – Recipient
Silver Partner Status for significant environmental achievements
Green Globe Award for Water Efficiency 2015 – WINNER
First club to introduce Aqua-cell Water Retention Technology