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nomination Notice of Nomination
NOTICE TO MEMBERSNOMINATIONS FOR THE RACA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018/2019Members are advised that nominations for positions on the RACA Board are now open.Membership categories entitled to nominate are:Associate, Concessional, The Corporate Member nominated by the Principal Corporate entity, Country, Defence, Honorary Life, Life Subscription, Town or Young Executive members. Members within these categories must have been a Member for a minimum of two years.Nomination for Election:Each candidate fo...
Motor Tour 2018 Tomago House 2a3 Presidents Message - June
 Dear Members,During June we will hold the special meeting to consider the nomination of Margaret Dawes-Smith OAM as Life Member of the Club followed by the Ladies Committee lunch. A notice of meeting is being sent out in the coming days. We look forward to as many members as possible for such an important occasionThe Anzac Day lunch convened by our Australasian Pioneers members in the Albert Room was a great event, and the speech by Robert O’Neill, Professor Emeritus of Strategic Studies at...
Motor Tour 2018 Tomago House 2a2 Corks 'N Forks - June Update
Dear MembersIn last month’s column Cheryl told you about our tour to Handhorf and the Clare Valley from 13 to 17 June. Apart from tutored tastings at some of the Clare’s more interesting wineries - think Sevenhill, Mitchell and KT Wines, and visits to others such as Pauletts, Kilikanoon and Skilogalee, one of our 4 dinners will be at the historic Watervale Hotel, where publican Warrick Duthy will be serving a ‘Best of Clare’ menu.It’s not all snouts in a glass though. We’ve arranged...
Motor Tour 2018 Tomago House 2a RACA Motoring - June Update
MOTORING NEWS RACA Motor Tour 2018 Following their successful inaugural RACA Motor Tour in 2017 the organizers , Sir Victor Nash and Stephen Wells provided a 3 night event in 2018 centred around Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Victor, as usual ensured that we had a variety of dining experiences ranging from the impressive Newcastle Club to a Thai banquet in a dockside pub.There was some coming and going during the 4 days but at one point 14 people were all together in the one place. The range...
DriveVinty3 Ladies Committee - May Update
The Ladies Committee’s 50th birthday celebration held on Monday 26th March, 2018 was a party to remember.60 members and their guests went back to the “PEACE and LOVE” era of the 1960’s with colour and a joyous spirit. From the minute we entered the room we were transported back in time with the wonderful decorations created by Executive Assistant Simone, Assistant CEO Lisa, Events Coordinator Yvonne and other help. Chef Rebecca created a menu for us reviving the 60’s and Shibli and t...
DriveVinty2 Corks 'N Forks - May Update
Dear MembersHave you booked for our Iberian Tasting Tour from Spain down to Portugal on 24 May? Our tasting tours are limited in number making them very intimate with lots of discussion and debate across the table as to what we think of each tasting. And no, we don’t worry about the science of wine, just what we like and don’t like. As always Chef will produce outstanding dishes to compliment the wines, and in this instance some Sherry and Port as well. If you haven’t attended one of our t...
DriveVinty RACA Motoring - May Update
Royal Automobile Club MotoringThe RACA Motoring event calendar is designed to continue the motoring origins of our club and develop an interesting programme of events that will appeal 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, with a long lunch or meeting with friends and fellow members at the club.Visit our Facebook page to see past activities and to see what RACA Motoring event...
a15 Ladies Committee - April Update
On Monday 26 February, 2018 the Ladies Committee held their first luncheon for 2018.44 members and their guests enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by our Executive Chef, while they enjoyed the usual wonderful talk given by Susannah Fullerton.Susannah’s topic was author Winston Graham and his popular novel about Ross Poldark.I don’t believe there has been so many fluttering hearts among the ladies since we first met handsome Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy. Ross Poldark was described as a handsome a...
a12 RACA Motoring - April Update
Following the success of the motoring tour last year, our members, Sir Victor Nash and Stephen Wells are honing a wonderful tour programme. The tour will be based in Newcastle. Departing Sydney, morning of Friday 4 May and returning the evening of Monday 7 May. We will have three nights’ accommodation in Newcastle.A mixed program visiting interesting places in the region, driving country roads in the Hunter with stunning scenery. Visits to beautiful historic Morpeth and Tomago homestead. Lots...
b2 President's Message - April
Our 115th AnniversaryThank you to our special guests His Excellency General David Hurley AC DSC Governor of New South Wales and Mrs Hurley, and our many members and guests and who made our 115th anniversary celebration on 17 March 2018 such a success.Our members and guests gratefully received  His Excellency’s detailed dissertation of the history of Sydney and RACA, the change in Circular Quay commencing with Governor Macquarie’s vision for Sydney Town, the advocacy of motorists and road...
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