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snooker2 Snooker Club News - August
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 RAC? The RACA Snooker Club is open to ALL Club members. We enjoy snooker, billiards and having drinks in the Members’ Bar. We would like to invite all members to meet up with us when we do monthly in the Albert Room, have a hit, and participate in the comps and share great times. Our group seeks to grow and expand friendshi...
hyde Ladies Committee News - August
On Monday 27th June, 2016, 43 Members and their guests joined the Ladies Committee at their Club Luncheon. The guest speaker Scott Cumming has been working with the Historic Houses Trust, now Sydney Living Museums, since 2002. He is the Visitor Services Coordinator at the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks Museum and Mint Buildings. Scott’s fascinating talk focused on the estimated 40,000 women and their children sheltered and processed through the Hyde Park Barracks immigration f...
krok Harvard Krokodiloes - A beautiful voice.
July 14 evening had begun. Members and guest, many were members of the Harvard Club Sydney, started arriving.A Capella is known as song without musical accompaniment but the Harvard Krokadiloes showed that it is much more than that.As canapés arrived, so did the sharp singing outfit and after a most entertaining introduction (to each other as it turned out) the 12 young performers took control of the room.Song, harmony, much humour and what can only be described as "professional intimacy", thes...
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...
snooker2 RACA SNOOKER GROUP NEWS JULY
  • 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...
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...
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...
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