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Motoring Feature3 RACA Motoring October 2020
In July we held our first Fluid Friday for many months with a small group of members and I’m pleased to say that the next one held at the end of August had double the attendees. It was held on the same evening as the Young Members event and it gave us an opportunity to welcome new and prospective members to our Club.The Motoring Steering Committee recently sent out a one question survey to members who have asked to stay in touch with our group. It is time for us to start thinking about other t...
Motoring Feature3 RACA Motoring September 2020
The Motoring Group reconvened Fluid Fridays at the end of July with the lifting of some restrictions. We had a small group, which was unsurprising considering it was our first for so many months however we expect the numbers to grow each month as the year continues. The Club has put in place very efficient measures to combat the coronavirus and we encourage our members to join us on the last Friday of the month.For any further information please contact Stephen Wells via motoring@raca.com...
CnF 784 x 342 1 Corks 'n' Forks September 2020
Dear MembersIt’s pleasing to now be able to provide you with details of our 2 remaining events for this most difficult of years – a tasting/tour on Thursday 8 October as scheduled, and our annual Black Tie Henschke Dinner (again with a twist) - now scheduled for Friday 20 November.The theme for our tasting tour will be ‘Australian Regional Differences’, and what we’ll be doing is exploring and tasting the differences in wines made from the same grape variety but grown in different Aust...
Bridge Feature Happy 10 years to the Bridge Club
Dear MembersIt gives me great pleasure to report that the Club’s Bridge Club recently celebrated its 10th birthday – a momentous occasion indeed!For those of you who may not know, we’re a relaxed and friendly group of Bridge players who meet every Tuesday for supervised Bridge from 10.30am – 2.30pm in the Members Bar. All members and their guests, from social and novice players to regular and experienced players, are most welcome to join us. If you’ve not played before and would lik...
AUSTRIA BOTTLES 1 2020 Wines of Austria trade tasting
We are pleased to present the 2020 Wines of Austria trade tasting – This is an amazing opportunity to taste and enjoy a range of over 50 wines from across Austria’s wine regions – So if you are looking for Gruner Veltliner, Blaufrankisch, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and more – these varietals will be presented!It’s an opportunity to try brand new vintage wines all in one location.You are invited to the Wines of Austria Tasting to be held in Sydney as follows:Date: Friday 23 October, 20...
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...
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