2017 Team of Excellence

At a recent Toronto Workers Club team meeting, CEO Mark Singleton announced 2017’s year of excellence. Focusing not only on the company’s success, but on the service and dedication delivered by the team.

In 2016, we adopted a Rewards & Recognition program that would see team members earn points throughout 2017 based on the Club’s core values – customer, leadership, integrity, community, change and spirit. Each time a team member shows initiative or goes above and beyond, points would be rewarded by Duty Managers and the Leadership team. Coming to the end of the year the top ranked team members could apply for “2017 Employee of the Year”. This would earn them a 5 night Gold Coast holiday including flights and accommodation.

Mark announced our 2017 Employee of the Year, Elyse Millen. Elyse finished top of the Rewards & Recognition leader board with a massive 1250 points. Mark recognised Elyse’s ability to consistently uphold the company’s values while participating in Club themed dress up days, volunteering at our Annual Kids Christmas Party and completing all her compulsory training on time.


Mark Singleton & Elyse Millen

The CEO’s Staff Excellence Award was rewarded to Bruce Stephens. “Bruce always comes in the Club leaving hardships of life behind him and presents himself to everybody at any given time, making him an outstanding staff person”, Mark described as thoroughly deserving.

A special mention was then given to Blake Collins for his consistent smile, happy outlook and dedication to his role within the company. Mark described how Blake made his boxing day a pleasure with his positive attitude.

The final award, CEO’s Management Award was rewarded to Jasmin Godwin for her ongoing contribution and dedication to the company earning her a career advancement as a Manager of the Club.

Collectively the Toronto Workers Club Group team is strong, motivated and dedicated to not only their workplace, but to each other.


Santa says Thanks!

Each year the Club dedicates months of preparation and ounces of volunteer dedication to deliver the Members’ Kids Christmas Party.

img_1879The volunteers are comprised of Directors, Management and Staff from Toronto Workers Club Group, the Macquarie Scorpions Rugby League Club and the fantastic Firemen from Toronto Fire Station. Each volunteer donates their time to ensure each child and adult has the most memorable and enjoyable experience. This dedication comes with happiness, enthusiasm and patience, even if they’ve worked the night before or will work that evening.

It takes approximately six months to effectively plan the party including the ordering of an obscene number of sausages (thanks Toronto Quality Meats) and onions (yes one of the Club’s Chef’s actually cut up 50kg of onion by hand), picking and packaging fun rides, obstacle img_2030courses and water attractions. But it doesn’t stop there…don’t forget the hand packed lolly bags.

Skip forward a few months and the volunteers, led by the Marketing Manager, Christine Wenta and Duty Manager, Michelle King, are excited for another overwhelming day! Volunteers meet with coffee and gazebos in hand from 7am to set up the entire event. Remember, most of these staff worked the night before, and not all are locals.

img_2001The day’s filled with four non-stop hours of fun in the sun, sausage sangas (with the right amount of sauce and onion), icy cold drinks, snow cones, Santa photos and much much more.

We are happy to report that the day was enjoyed by many and there was no hesitation in spreading the fantastic news…

“Was a great day for it and great value for money…the kids loved it thank you!”, Anthony Cause

“Thank you, it was a great day. The kids had a ball “, Debbie Dye

“Thank you for the hard work my family had a fabulous day out “, Kylie Montgomery

“Awesome day as always”, Nicole Carrall and,

“Thank you my grandson had a great day”, Alison Clapham Roberts. 

Although the weather was questionable upon setup, the day turned out to be one of the biggest, most enjoyable and fun filled in a long time.

img_2017So, on behalf of the Board of Directors and Club Managers, I would like to personally thank the Toronto Workers Club Group team volunteers, team leaders Christine and Michelle and the Macquarie Scorpions Rugby League volunteers. The Members’ Kids Christmas Party would not go ahead without this dedication, enthusiasm and of course, a lot of coffee!

Your photo with Santa can be found on the Club Website and Facebook page. Feel free to download them, share them and print them.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas,

Santa Claus
(on behalf of the Toronto Workers Club Group)

Kids’ Party Time!

kcp-artEach year Toronto Workers Club Group hosts the Members’ Kids Christmas Party and this year is no different. Oh wait, yes it is…it will be bigger and better!

In Lyall Peacock Oval on Saturday 3 December, staff will volunteer their time to host this years party. To make it bigger and better the day will consist of: Jumping Castle, Monster Truck Slide, two Obstacle Courses, an 8m tall  Climbing Mountain, Gladiator Dual, Horizontal Bunge, Bouncy Boxing, Balloon Bust Water Fun, Crab Cake Inflatable Play Gym (perfect for the littlies), Face Painters, Snow Cones & Fairy Floss, Lolly Bag, Sausage Sizzle, Games & Races, Live Music, a visit from Santa, Professional Santa Photos and much more!

kcp-artTickets to this event can be purchased from Club Reception or by phoning 49592011. As this is a Members’ only event, all ticket purchasers and holders must be members of the Toronto Workers Club Group. If you’re not and still want to come along, that’s ok, simply join the Club prior to purchasing your tickets.

Tickets are for children only and each child must be under 15 years of age. Tickets are $6 per child and include a wristband to ride and experience all the fun, games and rides and vouchers for a Sausage Sandwich, Can of Drink, Lolly Bag, Snow Cone & Fairy Floss. It’s a full day of family fun and we welcome all mums, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends and every other family member to come along for the day. There’s plenty of room to set up for a family picnic!

Now, we did mention that Santa will be visiting with support of Toronto Fire Station. This year we welcome JMD Photography to take your child’s Santa photo for Free! Photos will then be self downloadable from the Club website for your own sharing and printing.

Don’t miss out on this year’s annual Kids Christmas Party, it will be full of all kinds of fun, even our staff are excited to be “big kids” for the day!

For further information about the Kids Christmas Party or to share the event, register with our Facebook Event Invitation.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Christine Wenta
Marketing Manager
Toronto Workers Club Group  

Lisa’s Last Hurrah

lisas-logo_rgbThis week we say goodbye to a member of the Toronto Country Club family, Lisa.

I met with Lisa and her son Dan for lunch for the final time. Throughout Lisa’s time at the Country Club she has made some wonderful friends, catered many perfect private functions and golf presentations and delivered fresh food for lunch and dinner, with her gluten free desserts being a favourite among many.

While chatting with Lisa it was evident that she will miss the “homely” feeling the Country Club hosts and is sad to be leaving.

“I’m looking forward to taking some time out for myself and having some fun adventures with Dan”, said Lisa. While Lisa has had many offers and may open up another business, for now, she’s going to enjoy leisure time with the family.

While this is a sad time for all of us who have come to know and love Lisa, Darryl, Dan, Jo and ‘Lisa’s at Toronto Country Club’, it is also a time to celebrate with Lisa one last time.

img_2575Lisa will cater her final dinner at the Country Club on Saturday 5 November 2016. With her “last hurrah” coming up, we recommend booking in advance. Lunch and dinner service times are available for Lisa’s last day. To make a reservation, please phone the Club on (02) 49591584.

So where to from here? Well, we can’t let the perfect view of our Golf Course from the Clubhouse go to waste, so we’re opening it up as a Private Function Centre. The Toronto Country Club will be available for all private, business, celebration and presentation functions. We understand the level of service and perfection that Lisa upheld with all her private functions and we intend on carrying that accomplishment forward.

img_2579With the hire of the Toronto Country Club Function Centre we will provide you with exceptional menus, drink packages, entertainment and decoration assistance, room setup, friendly staff and a fully qualified Chef to ensure your function is perfect in every way.

For further details about the Toronto Country Club Function Centre visit the Club Website.

We wish Lisa, her family and her staff all the very best in their future adventures. We look forward to seeing where Lisa “pops” up from here.
Christine Wenta
Marketing Manager
Toronto Workers Club Group