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Motoring Feature3 RACA Motoring December 2020
By the time you read this, I will have presented the RACA Trophies to the Sa, Sb & Sc Class Winners of the HSRCA (Historic Sports and Racing Car Association). This has become a time honoured tradition and the actual cups are usually on display in the Members Bar, along with the smaller trophies that we then present to the winning drivers. I will provide details in the next newsletter as to the actual winners as the season hasn’t yet been finalised at time of print. Despite all the social r...
Staff Christmas Gratuities Fund feature Christmas Gratuities Fund
As members are aware, the Club does not support a staff tipping policy. During one of the most difficult years the Club has faced, due to the impact of COVID, our team has remained positive and continue to provide the high level of service our members have become accustomed to.The Board encourages member support of the Staff Christmas Gratuities Fund to ensure that all staff receive some monetary recognition for their efforts in making our visits to the Club as pleasant as they always are. If yo...
Michael C Feature Message From the President November 2020
Dear Members,Thank you to all members who attended the Annual General Meeting of the Club, whether in person or by zoom.The resolution regarding Australian Automobile Association (AAA) expenditure was not pursued since the AAA have amended their Constitution requiring annual subscription payment of $500,000 with the NRMA paying in excess of 41 million per annum. The Club has far more pressing capital expenditure such as the hoarding in Albert Street and other internal refurbishments.The Bridge C...
Corks n Forks feature Corks 'n' Forks November 2020
Dear MembersI’m pleased to report that our tasting/tour on 8 October with the theme ‘Australian Regional Differences’ was a roaring success, with 37 members and their guests attending. After wetting our whistles with a N/V Primo Estate Prosecco from McLaren Vale – the ‘Australian Sparkling Report’ 2020 Prosecco of the year, we tasted our way through 3 brackets of Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon from various wineries ranging from Great Southern in WA to Orange in NSW.Chef’s...
Motoring Feature3 RACA Motoring November 2020
This month, we are honouring the passing of an automotive designer who many will recognise his work, even if they don’t recognise the name: Aldo Brovarone. The two most notable cars he designed were the Alfa Romeo Spider (made even more famous by Dustin Hoffman in the film “The Graduate”) and the Ferrari Dino 206GT that became the Dino 246GT before becoming a true classic of its time. Most of Brovarone’s work was within the Italian industry, however he did work on the design for the Peug...
Ladies Committee Feature Logo Ladies Committee October 2020
Dear Members,The Ladies Committee held another wonderful luncheon on Monday 31 August.Guest Speaker V M Knox spoke about her books and how she mixes real historic facts with the fiction to create suspenseful thrillers and murder mysteries. The Luncheon and talk was enjoyed by all in attendance.On Monday 30th November 2020 the Ladies Committee will host our final Luncheon for the year. This will be our special Christmas Luncheon with musician Toby J performing all your Christmas favourites and...
young feature Young Members Group October 2020
The RACA Young Members group held our first event at the Club on Friday 28 August 2020. It was such a pleasure to meet other members and their guests. The evening was a huge success and we would like to thank all that attended. We are thrilled to welcome four new Young Members who attended this event and are interested in becoming more involved in future Young Member activities.Our next event will be a 2 course dinner with drinks on Thursday 26 November, together with a very interesting guest...
Arts feature Arts & Culture Group October 2020
The original purpose for establishing the A&C Group was to provide an avenue for our RACA Members with similar interests to attend the theatre, musicals, etc together. We now see the group being more than that as we try to contribute back, to an industry that has brought so much joy to us, by supporting artists and organisations during this current climate.Please join the RACA Arts & Culture Group on Tuesday 27 October at 7pm as we welcome a very special guest speaker, Australian Arti...
CnF 784 x 342 1 Corks 'n' Forks October 2020
Dear MembersWe’ve had a terrific response to our tasting/tour scheduled for 8 October with the theme ‘Australian regional Differences’, with around 30 bookings so far. However places are still available; so if you’re interested in coming please contact Yvonne Muriithi at the Club on 8273 2322 or by email at events@raca.com.au as soon as possible. The all-inclusive cost per head is a bargain $100.The tasting/tour will be hosted by Ian Cook from Five Way Cellars in Paddington, and what we...
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...
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