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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...
Benevolent Martin Place 2000x Ladies Committee - September Update
At the Ladies Committee Luncheon held on Monday 30th July 2018, the 32 members and their guests in attendance enjoyed a delightful meal presented by Chef Garry.Guest speaker Jo-Anne Hewitt Executive Director Disability of the Benevolent Society shared the history of Australia’s first and oldest charity with those present. It was a very informative and interesting talk.On the 24th September 2018, the Ladies Committee will host a luncheon with CEO Melissa Ellis and Event Management and Marketing...
asd President's Message - September
Dear Members,Financial Year ended FY 2018We have just seen the close of another financial year and your Club has operated in surplus excluding depreciation.Your Board thanks Markus Friedler and all his staff for their ongoing commitment and application to providing services of quality to its members and guests. Any year that achieves surplus for a not for profit Club is evidence of a steady use of all areas around the Club.  A Club can only continue to subsist where members and their guests use...
RACA 383 RACA Motoring - September Update
 RACA Annual Motoring DinnerThe Theme: Celebrating The Events and the people who endure and compete in road motoring rallies. Remembering the 1968 Daily Express London to Sydney Marathon1911 Le Zebre AutomobileThe Macquarie Room - buzzing with guestsRally Cars Forecourt display - 1968 London to Sydney Marathon Car #43 Volvo 144 B201997 Peking to Paris Car # 42 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Ex-Vice Regal CarRACA Trophy Presentation to the HSRCA (Historic Sports Racing Car Association) Class Tophy Winner...
Corks n Forks 24.08.2018 Corks 'N Forks - September Update
With two upcoming events left for the year; our much anticipated Best’s Wine dinner on 4 October and our black tie Henschke dinner on 23 November.Best’s, in Victoria’s Great Western region, was established by Henry Best in 1866 and acquired by the Thomson family in 1920. Their vineyards are among the oldest and rarest pre-phylloxera plantings in the world. Best’s invaluable ‘Nursery Block’ planted in 1868 is a veritable vineyard museum bursting with history. It contains no less than...
as2 Corks 'N Forks - August Update
Dear MembersBy any measure our Bastille Dinner was a great success. The ISC Room resembled a Parisienne bistro with themed table decorations, lighting and music, and the 36 of us who were there had a wonderful time. The bespoke menu specially prepared by the Club’s Executive Chef and his team and the matching wines were exemplary, as was the service provided by the Club’s floor team.Highlights included our Q&A session with the Chef, the wine options game won by Graham Spurway, and the be...
Untitled 44 RACA Motoring - August Update
RACA Motoring Group provides activities for all RACA members. The grandest of our events is the Annual Motoring Dinner. The 2018 dinner has a program celebrating the Marathon Car Rallies commencing with the 1968 London to Sydney rally and continuing through to the 2016 Peking to Paris. Our guests will include competitors from many of those grand events including some celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1968 inaugural marathon rally where the slogan was “10,000 Miles in 10 days for £10,000...
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