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corks n forks mar 19 Corks 'n' Forks - March 2019
Dear MembersIn last month’s newsletter I gave you some dates for our 2019 events.One of them is our trip to Tasmania, now scheduled to commence on Sunday 27 October over a welcome dinner in Hobart, and to finish on Sunday 3 November in Launceston. Those attending will book their flights into Hobart and from Launceston at times that suit their personal schedules. However I do anticipate attendees will likely fly into Hobart on the Saturday (or before) and enjoy some free time before the tour we...
Untitled 31 RACA Motoring - March 2019
Fluid Fridays will be held on the last Friday of every month other than December, when the Christmas Fluid Friday will be on 13 December.  Most Fluid Fridays will be held in the Pioneers’ Room and all RACA members are welcome. Fluid Fridays are very informal with no fixed start or finish time and no fixed program. Just come along anytime after 6:00pm and enjoy a Members Bar meal, a few drinks and jolly good company.For more information about RACA motoring activities contact Alan Hunt on T: 04...
Untitled 47 Corks 'n' Forks - February, 2019
Dear Members - Happy New Year!I trust you’re well and that your palates are suitably refreshed in anticipation of the vinous and culinary delights we have planned for this year. The details are below.You’ll see our first event is a tasting/tour scheduled for 6.30pm on Thursday 21 February titled ‘Spot the Difference’. Led by Steve Blandford - the Club’s wine consultant, there’ll be 15 wines from 5 varieties to taste – Riesling, Chardonnay, Grenache, Nebbiolo and Malbec – selected...
b33 CEO Message - February, 2019
Dear Members,On behalf of the board and staff may I wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope that 2019delivers health, prosperity and a sense of excitement to you all.While 2018 was a solid year, the year ahead is looking exciting indeed from the club’sperspective.As I write this piece, we are currently closed for our annual maintenance and upgradeprogram. By the time we reopen the teams, currently working day and night inside theclub, will have completed the following renovations:• New compute...
r6 RACA Motoring - December/Jan 2019 Update
The 2018 Winners of the RACA Trophies for Production Sports Car racing will be decided at the Historic Sports and Racing Car Associations meeting at Sydney Motor Sport Park on Sunday 2 December. These trophies represent a long association with Historic Sports Car racing with the oldest of the trophies dating from 1986. RACA motoring enthusiasts will be at the meeting to wander around the pits, greet old friends, admire the cars and congratulate the winners.The next gathering of RACA motoring ent...
r1 Corks 'N Forks - December/Jan 2019 Update
Dear MembersI’m pleased to report that our 7th Annual Black Tie Henschke Dinner held on 23 November in the Macquarie Room was an overwhelming success, greatly enjoyed by the 85 members and their guests who attended. It was almost midnight before the last few stragglers ventured home.The favourite white wine was the 2017 ‘Percival’s Mill’ Gruner Ventliner, and the favourite red the 2007 ‘Henry's Seven’ Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro blend, which matched beautifully the main course of veal t...
flower garden 20 Ladies Committee - November 2018
The Ladies Committee Luncheon held on the 24th September 2018 had in attendance 43 member and their guests. The guest speaker on the day were from the Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. CEO Melisa Ellis told us her great personal story and the history of the foundation and friends which is a not for profit membership based organisation supporting horticulture, conservation, scientific research and education programs. Event Management and Marketing Coordinator Charlotte Sanders prov...
Fluid Friday2c Pioneer Room 28Sept18 RACA Motoring - November 2018
For the first time our September Fluid Friday was conducted in the Pioneers’ Room with 20 people gathered for dinner. It was a gathering of muted exuberance derived from the joy and respect engendered by the ambience of this beautifully  restored room. Those of us with a great interest in restoring older automobiles may have a special appreciation for the design and work invested in this most attractive room.RACA Motoring people would like to express their appreciation of the Australasian Pio...
Henschke The Wheelwright Low Res 3122 Corks N' Forks - November 2018
Last month I told you about 2 of the first release wines we’ll be serving at our 7th Annual Black Tie Henschke Dinner on 23 November at 7pm – the 2017 ‘Percival’s Mill’ Gruner Ventliner and the 2015 ‘Wheelwright’ Shiraz. As you all probably know, September 2018 marked the 150th anniversary of the Henschke family’s first commercial vintage in 1868, and we intend to celebrate this significant occasion in style. Other wines to be served will include the wonderful ‘Johanne Ida Sel...
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