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Ladies Committee Feature Logo Ladies Committee August 2020
Dear Members,The Ladies Committee held its first event back, since the Club closure, on Monday 27th July and we were thrilled to have a full house for this event.The luncheon was ‘Christmas in July’ themed menu and we welcomed back Susannah Fullerton who gave a fascinating talk on “Inspector Morse in Oxford”, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.There was excitement in the room upon arrival to see the wonderful Christmas decorations, including a small Christmas tree on each table. A sp...
bastille feature2 BASTILLE DAY LUNCH & DINNER
Ooh la la! Travel restrictions did not stop our members celebrating the national French holiday of Bastille Day as they celebrated all things French in the comfort of the Club!Both the Australasian Pioneers’ Club and the Corks ‘n’ Forks group enjoyed French themed menus, from crepes for lunch prepared and served by our Executive Chef in the Pioneers’ Room to a 5 course degustation dinner in the Macquarie Room where members and guests dressed for the occasion.The day was filled with fu...
Ron Tauranac feature web RON TAURANAC AO (13 Jan 1925 - 17 July 2020)
Our Motoring Group has lost a dear friend with the passing of Ron Tauranac on 17th July. Born in England, Ron migrated to Australia at age 3 with his family looking for a better life. He was of that very self-reliant generation shaped by the Depression and the war, during which he trained with the RAAF to be a fighter pilot. Fortunately by the time he had finished training the war was coming to an end, so he took early discharge and returned to civilian life. In the austere post-war years in S...
Sports group feature web Sports Enthusiast August 2020
The RACA Sports Enthusiast Group has been formed to provide an avenue for members to get together at sporting events and enjoy watching a variety of games or races with fellow members. Given the current situation, it has been difficult for us to organise any public events but now the Club has reopened we are seeking expressions of interest for those with a mutual interest in sport to join us for a casual get together in the Members Bar.Please contact your fellow RACA Member and Convenor of th...
Corks n Forks feature Corks 'n' Fork August 2020
Dear Corks ‘n’ Forkers,I’m pleased to report that everything you need for a great night out came together in the Macquarie Room on 14 July for our annual Corks ‘n’ Forks Bastille Dinner. We had 49 members and guests - many of whom glammed it up for the night as you’ll see from the photos, a four course bespoke menu specially crafted by Chef Scott Thompson, 8 matching French wines chosen by Ian Cook from Five Way Cellars, who discussed the wines as we went along, great music, and a...
Motoring Feature3 RACA Motoring August 2020
The Motoring Group is pleased that the phased reopening of our Club is in progress. We have restarted our Fluid Fridays and are keeping an eye on the current pandemic situation as well as information from our CEO on the club’s response to any Government restrictions. Earlier in the year we cancelled our Annual Motoring Dinner which was scheduled for August as the lockdown and restrictions meant a concern for the safety of our members and their guests. We are considering new events for th...
Fabian website The Late Fabian Marsden
Dear Members,It is with much sadness that we advise of the passing of Fabian Marsden, Board Member of the Club for 19 years, and town member of the Club since 1988.Fabian was not only dedicated to his family, wife Wendy, and children Sam, Emily and Hugh, but also a man of many other talents including his chosen profession of Pharmacy, his many volunteer positions as Chair of the Rocks Chamber of Commerce, the Sydney City Council as councillor, and the many hours devoted by him to ren...
Ladies Committee Feature Logo Ladies Committee July 2020
It seems an eternity since we last enjoyed lunch together.The Ladies Committee has planned a special Christmas in July luncheon on Monday 27 July 2020.It’s time to get your party clothes ready, gather your friends together and join the Ladies Committee for this special luncheon.We will be welcoming back Susannah Fullerton, OAM, FRSN. This year, Susannah will be talking about the topic of “Inspector Morse in Oxford”.Susannah is a popular literary lecturer, author and tour leader. She brin...
CnF 784 x 342 1 Corks 'n' Forks July 2020
Dear Corks ‘n’ ForkersWell, it’s been a while between drinks so to speak; however I’m pleased to report that consistent with the Club’s progressive re-opening we’ve been given the green light to proceed with our Bastille Dinner on Tuesday 14 July. Chef has crafted the bespoke menu that you’ll find in the promotion for the Dinner elsewhere in the newsletter. Ian Cook from Five Way Cellars, as he did last year, will be joining us to present the wines.For those of you who may not h...
Motoring Feature3 RACA Motoring July 2020
The Motoring Group is eagerly awaiting the full reopening of our Club so that we can resume our Fluid Fridays from July and also other events for our membership and we look forward to seeing our motoring group as the Club returns to normal. The Steering Committee will be convening shortly to discuss the calendar for remainder of the year.With many external events being cancelled due to social restrictions, this year has been very quiet for motoring enthusiasts and I hope all members are...
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