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Motoring Feature3 RACA Motoring March 2020
RACA Motoring team recently worked in conjunction with the club’s events team and the Winston Churchill Trust to deliver a talk by a recent Fellow of the Trust, Robert Siemsen, who has just returned from the UK where - with the help of the Trust - he spent time with five coach-builders as well as Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin. Robert gave a very entertaining talk about his time learning traditional coach-building skills as well as English humour! To complement his talk, Robert also exhibited 30...
Corks n Forks feature Corks 'n' Forks
Dear MembersAs I mentioned in last month’s newsletter, Corks ‘n’ Forks would be keen to hear from anyone interested in joining our committee. We’d be particularly interested to hear from anyone who works in the hospitality industry, or the food and beverage, especially the wine, industry.A particular reason for asking is that we’re considering whether an expanded role for Corks ‘n’ Forks, over and above arranging our very successful tasting/tours and dinners, might enable the Club...
1. MarkusFriedler RACA rs18 cropped landscape long CEO Message March 2020
We are pleased to advise that Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC has granted our request for Vice Regal Patronage to the Royal Automobile Club of Australia. Her Excellency is the 39th Governor of New South Wales, commencing her five-year tenure on 2 May 2019.Prior to her appointment as Governor, Her Excellency enjoyed a long and distinguished law career spanning 43 years, during which time she served as a role model for women in law at both the State and national level.App...
Ladies Feature 300322 Ladies Committee March
Dear Members,Happy New Year to everyone from the Ladies Committee. 2020 has not been a kind year so far to Australia and for Australians, but let us hope and pray that many special days of good health and happiness are with us now.The Ladies Committee commenced the year with committed advocate for change Ronni Kahn A.O. Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Oz Harvest as our guest speaker.On Monday 30th March 2020 Mrs. Susan Ramage award winning author of “The Urban Escapees” will be...
Col Haynes 2019 Vale and Rest in Peace Colonel John Haynes
It is with deep sadness that we advise you of the passing of RACA Life Member Colonel John Sutherland Haynes, AM. Col Haynes was a loyal and much-loved member, not only amongst his fellow members but also the staff, management and Board of RACA. His contribution to the Club over the past 66 years has been significant. He was a very active member and enjoyed participating in a number of the member interest groups here at the club, including Bridge and Snooker. His unwavering passion in su...
CnF 784 x 342 1 Corks 'n' Forks February 2020
Dear Members - HNY to you all!Our first Corks ‘n’ Forks event for the year will be a tasting/tour in the seated comfort of the Pioneers Room on Thursday 27 February at 6pm with the working title ‘An Iberian Jaunt’. Given Iberia includes for vinous purposes not only Spain and Portugal but their respective territories of the Canary Islands, Azores, and Madeira, it should be an interesting evening.The tasting/tour will be hosted by Ian/Ches Cook from Five Way Cellars in Paddington, who’ll...
Motoring Cropped Motoring Group February 2020
2019 was a successful year for the Motoring Group with an ever growing group of RACA members enjoying the camaraderie of other motoring enthusiasts. We held the RACA Motoring Tour in Canberra, staying at the Commonwealth Club and visiting the National Museum and several local wineries and restaurants. In August we held the Annual Dinner, focusing on the growth of Women in Motorsport with two very experienced drivers: Emily Duggan and Chelsea Angelo. In December, several of the Motoring Group com...
Corks and Forks Corks 'n' Forks December 2019
Dear MembersAs we approach the end of another successful Corks ‘n’ Forks year, and start to think about our 2020 schedule, I thought a brief recap of our 2019 events might be useful, particularly for those members unable for whatever reason to join us this year and enjoy the various things we do.As we’ve done in previous years, we continued our successful ‘tasting/tour’ programme throughout 2019. Themes this year ranged from ‘Good Wines from Unexpected Places’, ‘Spot the Differen...
ceo CEO Message, December 2019
Dear Members,The last you heard from me was a few months ago and our calendar year has nearly come to an end.On the 9th of October the President’s Cocktail Party was held for our long-standing members of 25 years and longer. It was very well visited with everyone enjoying themselves and praising the good food, beverages and service not to forget the great music throughout the evening. We also distributed 25 and 50 year pins for all our members to commemorate their long-standing membership and...
Chefs Corner web Chefs Corner November, 2019
SOMETHING SWEET!Our Executive Chef, Gary Ryley, shares his all-time favourite!BANANA & FIG PUDDINGIngredients3 cups dates1 cup dried figs4 cups water2 tsp baking powder200g softened butter2 cups caster sugar4 eggs5 cups self-raising flour150g broken dark chocolateButter for coating ramekinsCaramelised BananaMethodPreheat oven to 180C.Add the dates, figs into boiling water, once boiling add the bi-carb, cook for 5 min, blend with a hand blender until smooth.Cream the butter and sugar in a mi...
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