NEXT MEETING - Friday 8th Septemer 2023


BLOG updated 1st September 2023

We meet on the second Friday of the month at Federation House, 23/33 Mary St Surry Hills. Just a five minutes walk from the Chalmers Street exit of Central Station. Each month we have a guest speaker at our meeting, except in November when we have our AGM and in December when we have a longer lunch. There is no meeting in January.

The RTA COMMITTEE meets at 11.00am and is followed at noon by a catered LUNCH and social time. 

Following the lunch we have our GUEST SPEAKER at 12.45pm then the General Meeting which is expected to finish on or before 3.30pm.

All welcome, members and their guests.

The guest speaker for  September will be Shauna Wolifson, from the Refugee Advice and Casework Service. The RACS is a strong, independent public voice for the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum. They assist people of all nationalities, religions, sexual and gender identities.

ZOOM. To link remotely with our over 5,000 members state wide, our meetings are hybrid ZOOM meetings, now with a new, more reliable computer. REGISTRATION for the Zoom meeting is required. Please apply to the RTA Zoom Coordinator, Terry Jones, by email to , preferably days before but at least BEFORE 11am on the morning of the meeting.

Minutes for the general meetings may be viewed by following the link when clicking HERE . The previous month's minutes will be available at the meeting and by email to the Zoom participants on the day of the next meeting, and a few days later will be posted here on the Blog. 

NEWSLETTER. By clicking on HERE, please find a link to the latest available version of our newsletter. If you know of any members (and, more particularly, their email addresses) who might like to be included in future monthly emailed Newsletter, just let the RTA secretary know at 

NOTE, the newsletter is sent out from Federation to some 6,000 members using the last email address for you on their records. If the records are wrong, no newsletter. If this is the case, please contact the NSW Teachers Federation at Surry Hills in Sydney. 

To open the Federations website, click HERE or for regular updates on what is happening see the Facebook page by clicking HERE

We have a Social outing each month, generally organised by Max Prince.  
Our next outing will be to the Sydney Opeera House on Tuesday 19th September.

For more information contact Max. or  0431 473 983

CLUB YORK LUNCH. The next monthly luncheons for members, held on the Wednesday after the monthly meeting, will be at noon on Wednesday 13th September. The venue is at Primi, adjacent to Club York (99 York Street Sydney), not far from the York St exit of the Queen Victoria Building. Some members meet in the downstairs bar of the club for a drink before lunch.

Please contact Chrys (0427 188 126) if you are attending so that an accurate booking can be made. 

OCTOGENARIAN Cakes have been a tradition at the RTA for many years. Members who turn 80 during the year are eligible for a Lions' Christmas Cake. Please contact Therese Medhurst ( , 0419 157 342 for more information. The cakes will be distributed in late November and early December.

More details on future excursions to follow progressively during the year.

9] October - Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway

10] November - Telstra Museum at Bankstown

Our CHRISTMAS SOCIAL FUNCTION 2023 will be held on Tuesday 5th December at St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Macquarie Street Sydney, with a Musical performance by students from the Conservatorium High School. Thanks Margaret for arranging another wonderful concert.

For those who missed the July meeting with Bill Crews. you may like to use the link below to see the YouTube presentation that started his presentation re the Exodus Foundation and The Bill Crews Charitable Trust in the delivery of services to thousands of vulnerable people in need, including those experiencing homelessness, disadvantage and increasingly, food insecurity. 
Bill is asking for assistance for teachers to help in his after school centres. More details later.

November Social Event 2022

On Thursday 24 November 2022, we went to the 
Gosford Regional Gallery and Edogawa Commemorative Garden,

October Social Event 2022

On Tues 1 November 2022, we went to the State Theatre, 49 Market Street, Sydney

Thanks Max Prince