Club News

McFadden 1 Remembering Wg/Cdr Bill McFadden
Wg/Cdr Bill McFadden DFM, Legion d’Honneur a long time Member of the RACA, died on 11 June 2016 aged 96 after a short illness.  In 1986, as Vice-President of the Imperial Service Club, he was part of the negotiation team which resulted in that Club being incorporated with the Royal Automobile Club of Australia.  The present ISC Lounge on the fourth floor with its badges, medals and other memorabilia, reflects the memory of those men and women, past and present who gave Service to their count...
golf RACA Golf Group
A small but ebullient group of members met in the Members Bar on July 14 to kick off the RACA Golf Group. Thank you to all those members that sent their well wishes and apologies. Our Guest speaker was the well- known Golf Pro Richard Mercer who proved both entertaining and supportive of the group. He spoke enthusiastically about a childhood in the company of many Australian golf legends including his father, David Mercer and his Godfather the late Kel Nagle many of which took Richard on course...
Giraffe4 Ladies Committee Luncheon July News
  • 1 July 2016
  • Mrs. Margaret Dawes-Smith and OAM
On Monday 30th May, 2016 the Ladies Committee held their luncheon with 30 members and their guests in attendance. Rebecca Spindler, manager of research and conservation at Toronga Zoo, was the guest speaker. Before joining the Zoo, Rebecca spent five breeding seasons at the Walong Nature Reserve in China, working with the Giant Panda. She then went with colleagues throughout America and worked at improving the health and conservation of carnivores, particularly the Jaguar. Rebecca is indeed a de...
Markus2 A message from the CEO - July
  • 1 July 2016
  • Markus Friedler
  • 1 July 2016
  • Carol Langley
Looking for a group you can join with very little pressure, and lots of fun? Are you seeking an activity within the Club that anyone at any skill level can enjoy inside the RACA? The RACA Snooker Club is open to ALL Club members. We would like to invite all members to meet when we do monthly in the Albert Room, have a hit, perhaps, and even to participate in the comps and share great times. Our group seeks to grow and expand friendships, connections and conviviality. We have social events, compe...
  • 1 July 2016
  • Paul Lukes
ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB MOTORING The advancement of motoring and the pursuit of motoring activities was the foundation on which the RACA was built. Today, Royal Automobile Club Motoring provides activities available to all RACA members. Some events appeal to dedicated motoring enthusiasts while others will appeal to members who enjoy a pleasant drive to a place of interest together with a long lunch. You can also visit our facebook page to see something of our past activities and to see what RACA...
corks and forks CORKS 'N' FORKS NEWS JULY
  • 1 July 2016
  • Graeme Jones
Dear Members I have 3 things to report this month. First, our trip to Rutherglen, Chiltern and Beechworth from 8 to 12 June was by any measure a wonderful food, wine and historical experience. Many highlights come to mind, ranging from the many diverse wines available for tasting at Chambers, our All Saints tasting that included their 50 year old rare liqueur Rutherglen muscat, our visit to the Castagna vineyards and winery at Beechworth where their chardonnay proved very popular, the Ned Kelly...
WPS June Women's Pioneer Society July News
  • 1 July 2016
Everyone in attendance at the last Women’s Pioneer Society, including the Governor’s Wife Mrs Hurley, enjoyed the interesting speech from Gay Hendriksen as she spoke on a vital piece of Australia History – The Female Factory System. An all-round wonderful day for everyone who attended, with excellent feedback from members to the staff and the chef – stating that the delicious two course lunch was “well received and beautifully presented” and that “the staff on duty on the day were...
Queen7 Queen's Birthday High Tea
  • 1 July 2016
You walk into the Harbour Dining Room, live music is playing by a solo violinist, you receive a glass of champagne and sit down to a beautifully set up display of little cakes, sandwiches, scones and fruit. The Queen’s Birthday High tea was an all-round success. There was laughter and merriment blended with the sweet sounds of the live performance. 
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