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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...
b34 CEO Message - November 2018
Dear Members,On the 17th of October the President's Cocktail Party was held for long standing members of 25 years and above. It was well visited and all guests enjoyed the evening.The Club held it's AGM on Thursday the 18th of October 2018, and those of you in attendance heard the President's message stating what we were able to achieve in 2017/18. The first quarter of this Financial Year started a little slower than expected.This year we once again were required to run a postal ballot to elect...
b Christmas Gratuities Fund 2018
As members are aware, the club does not support a staff tipping policy. The trading results achieved by the club reflect not only on the support of members but also the service offered by all staff members. 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.Members will be supplied with a gratuities donation form with stat...
IMG 7370 RACA Motoring - October Update
MOTORING NEWSIf you visited the Victoria Room during the last month we trust you enjoyed our display of the 1911 Veteran Le Zebre Car which took pride of place under the dome and chandelier. The car has a wonderful Australian history with a long term family ownership by the family of one of our RACA Members. Removal of the car took place recently and capped off our Motoring theme in and around the Club which coincides with the Annual Motoring dinner each year.Last month, we invited RACA Members...
b33 CEO Message - October
Dear Members,Spring is upon us and we are beginning to notice it here in the Club. The events are slowly picking up and our Food and Beverage department is getting busier. On 24 October we will be launching our new Spring menu in the Harbour Dining Room. I would like to start by thanking all of you for your enthusiastic response to our recent membership renewal period. It promises to be a social and busy year in the Club. As you know, word-of-mouth is our most valuable tool in growing membership...
Untitled 47 Corks 'N Forks - October Update
As you all probably know from recent articles in the hospitality and wider press, September 2018 marked the 150th anniversary of the Henschke family’s first commercial vintage in 1868. It is a significant occasion we intend to celebrate at our 7th annual Black Tie Henschke Dinner scheduled for 23 November at 7pm.It was 1868 when Johann Christian Henschke established Henschke Cellars and produced his first commercial vintage on a small vineyard in Keyneton in South Australia’s Eden Valley. Si...
Untitled 46 Ladies Committee - October Update
Nerida Campbell our guest speaker for the August 2018 luncheon was unable to attend due to a serious illness.Alison McCann is a project manager for the Sydney Living Museum and the Ladies Committee were indeed grateful that she was able to come to the luncheon as a replacement speaker. Alison gave a presentation on an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Sydney “Street Photography” on display from the 18th December 2018 to the 21st July 2018. The 36 members and theirs guests present all ha...
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