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33 years of keeping minds active, staying healthy through activities and enjoying fellowship of friends

 

 

January   

Friday 8th March 2019 – High Tea & Parliament House, Macquarie Street Sydney

12 NOON:            High Tea at Strangers Restaurant, NSW Parliament House

Entry into NSW Parliament House is via the Gate House on Macquarie Street, just next door to the State Library.

On arrival you will be greeted by NSW Police Special Constables, who will ask you to place your bags and valuables on the conveyor belt before you proceed through the security scanners. Don’t let this worry you, it’s part of our standard security procedure, and we like to think it adds to the experience of visiting Australia first and oldest Parliament.

Entry to the house is via the Legislative Assembly stairs (first set of stairs on the left). The Strangers Dining Room is located just beyond the Fountain Court.

I you are unsure where to go, just ask one of the friendly front desk attendants.

If you arrive early, you’re welcome to browse the Parliament Gift Shop and explore exhibitions of fine art on the walls of the Fountain Court.

  • COST:                 $60pp
  • BALANCE: $40pp due February

TRAIN TIMES:   Heathcote 10:29am, Engadine 10:32am, Loftus 10:36am

Arriving Martin Place 11:24am. This will give us plenty of time to walk up to Parliament House

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TOURS & OUTINGS                    

Our APRIL outing is in the planning stages. We are hoping to get a suitable date to visit THE VICTOR CHANG CARDIAC RESEARCH INSTITUTE for a tour and lunch afterwards. An ‘Expression of Interest’ sheet is on the Tours and Outings table. If you think you may be interested in this tour, please put your name down on the sheet and you will be advised as more information comes to hand. Transport will be by coach to the Institute and a lunch venue afterwards. Cost and confirmed date will be advised as soon as arrangements are finalized.

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    JANUARY UPDATE

Friday 8th March 2019 – High Tea & Parliament House, Macquarie Street Sydney

12 NOON:            High Tea at Strangers Restaurant, NSW Parliament House

Entry into NSW Parliament House is via the Gate House on Macquarie Street, just next door to the State Library.

On arrival you will be greeted by NSW Police Special Constables, who will ask you to place your bags and valuables on the conveyor belt before you proceed through the security scanners. Don’t let this worry you, it’s part of our standard security procedure, and we like to think it adds to the experience of visiting Australia first and oldest Parliament.

Entry to the house is via the Legislative Assembly stairs (first set of stairs on the left). The Strangers Dining Room is located just beyond the Fountain Court.

I you are unsure where to go, just ask one of the friendly front desk attendants.

If you arrive early, you’re welcome to browse the Parliament Gift Shop and explore exhibitions of fine art on the walls of the Fountain Court.

  • COST:                 $60pp
  • BALANCE: $40pp due February

TRAIN TIMES:   Heathcote 10:29am, Engadine 10:32am, Loftus 10:36am

Arriving Martin Place 11:24am. This will give us plenty of time to walk up to Parliament House.

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ANNUAL HOLIDAY  2019   

Wednesday 30th October returning Monday 4th November 2019. 

  • The Jacaranda Festival at Grafton.
  • Accommodation: Angaurie Forest Resort Yamba.
  • Bus Co. Hopkinsons - (John Till’s Panoramic Tours with Hopkinsons Coaches, John has been in the business for many years.)
  • Cost: $1,145pp (twin share)  -  Single supplement $260pp.
  • Deposit $120pp payable January meeting

  Leaving Engadine 8am 30th October, returning approx. 5:30pm 4th November   

  

 

   
February  

Friday 8th March 2019 – High Tea & Parliament House, Macquarie Street Sydney

12 NOON:            High Tea at Strangers Restaurant, NSW Parliament House

Entry into NSW Parliament House is via the Gate House on Macquarie Street, just next door to the State Library.

On arrival you will be greeted by NSW Police Special Constables, who will ask you to place your bags and valuables on the conveyor belt before you proceed through the security scanners. Don’t let this worry you, it’s part of our standard security procedure, and we like to think it adds to the experience of visiting Australia first and oldest Parliament.

Entry to the house is via the Legislative Assembly stairs (first set of stairs on the left). The Strangers Dining Room is located just beyond the Fountain Court.

I you are unsure where to go, just ask one of the friendly front desk attendants.

If you arrive early, you’re welcome to browse the Parliament Gift Shop and explore exhibitions of fine art on the walls of the Fountain Court.

  • COST:                 $60pp
  • BALANCE: $40pp due February

TRAIN TIMES:   Heathcote 10:29am, Engadine 10:32am, Loftus 10:36am

Arriving Martin Place 11:24am. This will give us plenty of time to walk up to Parliament House.

 

Tuesday 30th April – Tour of Victor Chang Institute, lunch and visit to the Paddington Reservoir Gardens.

            Coach Departs:          8:30am usual spot Engadine Oval

            Cost:                            $52 pp

            Payment Due:                        March meeting

Departing Engadine Oval at 8.30am we make our way to the Institute at St. Vincent’s Hospital where we will be taken on a 1.5-hour guided tour.  On arrival we will be served a complimentary morning tea.  We will be divided into smaller groups and a research scientist will explain the work that is taking place while we visit a couple of research laboratories.

After an interesting morning we make our way to our lunch venue at the Newmarket Hotel, Mascot where we will enjoy a 2-course lunch.  A list will be handed round the coach and you will be able to pick what you would like to eat from a menu.

Following lunch, we will travel to Paddington Reservoir Gardens, an award-winning venue in Sydney that has been transformed from its former life. 

The reservoir was a vital source of water for the rapidly growing population in the 19th century.  It ceased supplying water in 1899 and the site has been through a couple of uses since, including a garage and a petrol station.  It is now state heritage-listed.  We can stroll through the gardens and boardwalks at our own pace.  There are places to sit and have a rest and time permitting, we may be able to take a quick look at the Paddo shops.  We will arrive back at Engadine round              4.30 – 5.00pm 

 

Our next Club lunch will be local at the Cronulla RSL which has stunning views over the water. Sheet will be out on the table at March meeting.

March

 Arranging a day in the Blue Mountains in September and should have the sheets out for next month. 

Tuesday 30th April – Tour of Victor Chang Institute, lunch and visit to the Paddington Reservoir Gardens. Coach Departs: 8:30am usual spot Engadine Oval Cost: $52 pp

PLEASE NOTE: CLOSED-TOED SHOES MUST BE WORN FOR SAFETY REASONS WHILST TOURING THE FACILITIES Departing Engadine Oval at 8.30am we make our way to the Institute at St. Vincent’s Hospital where we will be taken on a 1.5-hour guided tour. On arrival we will be served a complimentary morning tea. We will be divided into smaller groups and a research scientist will explain the work that is taking place while we visit a couple of research laboratories.
After an interesting morning we make our way to our lunch venue at the Newmarket Hotel, Mascot where we will enjoy a 2-course lunch. A list will be handed round the coach and you will be able to pick what you would like to eat from a menu.
Following lunch, we will travel to Paddington Reservoir Gardens, an award-winning venue in Sydney that has been transformed from its former life.
The reservoir was a vital source of water for the rapidly growing population in the 19th century. It ceased supplying water in 1899 and the site has been through a couple of uses since, including a garage and a petrol station. It is now state heritage-listed. We can stroll through the gardens and boardwalks at our own pace. There are places to sit and have a rest and time permitting, we may be able to take a quick look at the Paddo shops. We will arrive back at Engadine round 4.30 – 5.00.

Monday 3rd June – Lunch at Watergrill Restaurant Cronulla RSL at 12 noon – 38 Gerrale Street Cronulla. COST: $30pp - you have a choice of four delicious mains and an alternate drop for sweets. Please mark your meal preference when recording your name on the sheet. The menu will be on the events table.
PAYABLE: By May meeting or before. Please ensure you write your Name/ Amount / Event on envelope if paying cash or direct deposited Thanks.
TRAIN: Departs Heathcote 10:29am, Engadine 10:32am, Loftus 10:36am. Arrives Sutherland 10:38am. Change to Platform 3 for Cronulla train. Departs Sutherland Station 10.53am.
Walk: Short walk to club from train station, then you can relax with a cool drink till lunch and enjoy the view.
RETURN: Train departs Cronulla 2.48pm, arrives Sutherland 3.03pm change for Heathcote, train departs Sutherland for Heathcote at 3.18pm, Loftus 3.20pm Engadine 3.25 Heathcote 3.27pm . CAR: Parking available on the street, there is 4 hour parking along the park side and 2 hour parking opposite this. Please read signs as some are short time parking. Please take ID for signing into club thanks.

ANNUAL BBQ PICNIC 

Monday 6th May - Annual BBQ Picnic will be held at Woronora Dam, top level, starting at 10am Cost is $10pp payable at the March or April meetings Steak, sausages, onions, bread rolls, butter, tea & coffee will be provided. Also raffle prizes. You will need to bring your cutlery, salads, plates & cups. Attendance sheet is on the front table.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY 2019

Wednesday 30th October returning Monday 4th November 2019. • The Jacaranda Festival at Grafton. • Accommodation: Angaurie Forest Resort Yamba. • Bus Co. Hopkinsons - (John Till’s Panoramic Tours with Hopkinsons Coaches, John has been in the business for many years.) • BALANCE OWING: $1,025pp (twin share) - $1,285pp (Single supplement) • Balance Due September Meeting Leaving Engadine 8am 30th October, returning approx. 5:30pm 4th November

April  

Tuesday 30th April – Tour of Victor Chang Institute, lunch and visit to the Paddington Reservoir Gardens.

            Coach Departs:          8:30am usual spot Engadine Oval

PLEASE NOTE:  CLOSED-TOED SHOES MUST BE WORN FOR SAFETY REASONS WHILST TOURING THE FACILITIES

Departing Engadine Oval at 8.30am we make our way to the Institute at St. Vincent’s Hospital where we will be taken on a 1.5-hour guided tour.  On arrival we will be served a complimentary morning tea.  We will be divided into smaller groups and a research scientist will explain the work that is taking place while we visit a couple of research laboratories.

After an interesting morning we make our way to our lunch venue at the Newmarket Hotel, Mascot where we will enjoy a 2-course lunch.  A list will be handed round the coach and you will be able to pick what you would like to eat from a menu.

Following lunch, we will travel to Paddington Reservoir Gardens, an award-winning venue in Sydney that has been transformed from its former life. 

The reservoir was a vital source of water for the rapidly growing population in the 19th century.  It ceased supplying water in 1899 and the site has been through a couple of uses since, including a garage and a petrol station.  It is now state heritage-listed.  We can stroll through the gardens and boardwalks at our own pace.  There are places to sit and have a rest and time permitting, we may be able to take a quick look at the Paddo shops.  We will arrive back at Engadine round              4.30 – 5.00.  

Monday 3rd June – Lunch at Watergrill Restaurant Cronulla RSL at 12 noon – 38 Gerrale Street Cronulla.

COST: $30pp - you have a choice of four delicious mains and an alternate drop for sweets. Please mark your meal preference when recording your name on the sheet. The menu will be on the events table.

PAYABLE: By May meeting or before. Please ensure you write your Name/ Amount / Event on envelope if paying cash or direct deposited Thanks. 

TRAIN:  Departs Heathcote 10:29am, Engadine 10:32am, Loftus 10:36am. Arrives Sutherland 10:38am. Change to Platform 3 for Cronulla train. Departs Sutherland Station 10.53am.

Walk:  Short walk to club from train station, then you can relax with a cool drink till lunch and enjoy the view.

RETURN: Train departs Cronulla 2.48pm, arrives Sutherland 3.03pm change for Heathcote, train departs Sutherland for Heathcote at 3.18pm, Loftus 3.20pm Engadine 3.25 Heathcote 3.27pm

CAR:   Parking available on the street, there is 4 hour parking along the park side and 2 hour parking opposite this. Please read signs as some are short time parking.

Please take ID for signing into club thanks.

September (date TBA) – Kurrajong Radio Museum / Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens Tomah.

      COST:  $68pp

We depart the Anzac Oval at 8am and make our way to Kurrajong Radio Museum. The Museum offers nostalgic trip through the golden years of radio. You do not need to have any technical knowledge to enjoy this comprehensive collection. All of the several hundred items are individually labelled for easy recognition. This museum is not designed to be dark, dingy and dormant. It is light and very much alive. There are lots of sounds to listen to. Morse Keys and buzzers just waiting to be warmed by fingers, teleprinters to be tried and several hundred ratios and related items to be looked at. You can look into a Broadcast Control Room and check out the AWA Room to see what a once great Australian company achieved. There are radios from the Outback, tanks, ships and aircraft – maybe even one like your Granny had at home. Come and be amazed. Our Guide Ian will give us morning tea on arrival and a great 2-hour tour.

We then continue onto the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens at Tomah which is Australia’s premier cool-climate botanic garden. The garden is perfectly situated in the World Heritage Listed Greater Blue Mountains of NSW. With sweeping vistas over the mountains and more than 40,000 native, exotic and rare plants, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is home for over 100 species of birds, marsupials, lizards and insects. Mount Tomah provides a wonderful habitat and a rich source of floral nectar all year round.

We will lunch here in the Potager Café before doing a self-guided tour of the gardens.

We will return home by approximately 5.30pm.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY 2019

Wednesday 30th October  Wednesday 30th October returning Monday 4th November 2019. 

  • The Jacaranda Festival at Grafton.
  • Accommodation: Angaurie Forest Resort Yamba.
  • Bus Co. Hopkinsons - (John Till’s Panoramic Tours with Hopkinsons Coaches, John has been in the business for many years.)
  • BALANCE OWING: $1,025pp (twin share)  -  $1,285pp (Single supplement)
  • Balance Due September Meeting

Leaving Engadine 8am 30th October, returning approx. 5:30pm 4th November

ANNUAL HOLIDAY 2019Wednesday 30th October  

May

 Monday 3rd June – Lunch at Watergrill Restaurant Cronulla RSL at 12 noon – 38 Gerrale Street Cronulla. TRAIN: Departs Heathcote 10:29am, Engadine 10:32am, Loftus 10:36am. Arrives Sutherland 10:38am. Change to Platform 3 for Cronulla train. Departs Sutherland Station 10.53am. Walk: Short walk to club from train station, then you can relax with a cool drink till lunch and enjoy the view. RETURN: Train departs Cronulla 2.48pm, arrives Sutherland 3.03pm change for Heathcote, train departs Sutherland for Heathcote at 3.18pm, Loftus 3.20pm Engadine 3.25 Heathcote 3.27pm CAR: Parking available on the street, there is 4 hour parking along the park side and 2 hour parking opposite this. Please read signs as some are short time parking.   There will be a reference board available with your chosen meal at the entrance of the restaurant if you need to check.

Please take ID for signing into club thanks.

 

ANNUAL BBQ PICNIC

Wednesday 30th October returning Monday 4th November 2019.

• The Jacaranda Festival at Grafton. • Accommodation: Angaurie Forest Resort Yamba. • Bus Co. Hopkinsons - (John Till’s Panoramic Tours with Hopkinsons Coaches, John has been in the business for many years.) •

BALANCE OWING: $1,025pp (twin share) - $1,285pp (Single supplement) • Balance Due September Meeting

Leaving Engadine 8am 30th October, returning approx. 5:30pm 4 th th November.

TOURS & OUTINGS

Thursday 12th September – Kurrajong Radio Museum / Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens Tomah.

COST: $68pp - Payment due August

We depart the Anzac Oval at 8am and make our way to Kurrajong Radio Museum. The Museum offers nostalgic trip through the golden years of radio. You do not need to have any technical knowledge to enjoy this comprehensive collection. All of the several hundred items are individually labelled for easy recognition. This museum is not designed to be dark, dingy and dormant. It is light and very much alive. There are lots of sounds to listen to. Morse Keys and buzzers just waiting to be warmed by fingers, teleprinters to be tried and several hundred ratios and related items to be looked at. You can look into a Broadcast Control Room and check out the AWA Room to see what a once great Australian company achieved. There are radios from the Outback, tanks, ships and aircraft – maybe even one like your Granny had at home. Come and be amazed. Our Guide Ian will give us morning tea on arrival and a great 2-hour tour.

We then continue onto the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens at Tomah which is Australia’s premier cool-climate botanic garden. The garden is perfectly situated in the World Heritage Listed Greater Blue Mountains of NSW. With sweeping vistas over the mountains and more than 40,000 native, exotic and rare plants, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is home for over 100 species of birds, marsupials, lizards and insects. Mount Tomah provides a wonderful habitat and a rich source of floral nectar all year round. We will lunch here in the Potager Café before doing a self-guided tour of the gardens. We will return home by approximately 5.30pm.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Monday 15th July – Christmas in July at Gardens on Forest, Peakhurst. Welcome drink on arrival, traditional Christmas 2 course luncheon. Entertainment will be “Olivia Newton-John” @ Dorothy Cooper. Coach will leave bus stop Engadine swimming pool at 11am and arrive back approx..3.30pm. With a full coach of 65 persons, the cost will be $65pp payable at the May/June meetings.  

ANNUAL BBQ PICNIC

We had a successful day of fellowship, friendship and fun in the sun on a beautiful day, which was arranged at no additional cost. Even the wildlife joined in to our group activities. Many thanks to Joe and his helpers for their efforts and to the onion man Jeff Ireson.

 

June

ANNUAL HOLIDAY  2019                       

Wednesday 30th October returning Monday 4th November 2019.

  • The Jacaranda Festival at Grafton.
  • Accommodation: Angaurie Forest Resort Yamba.
  • Bus Co. Hopkinsons - (John Till’s Panoramic Tours with Hopkinsons Coaches, John has been in the business for many years.)
  • COST: $1,145pp (twin share)  -  $260pp (Single supplement)

DEPOSIT PAID:          $120pp                                                           

  • BALANCE OWING:   $1,025pp (twin share)  -  $1,285pp (Single supplement)
  • Balance Due September Meeting

Leaving Engadine 8am 30th October, returning approx. 5:30pm 4th November

JULY UPDATE:  

      Annual Holiday now full, I received 4 bookings at July meeting and I am very pleased to say a couple of our new members are joining us. The 4 people who have just joined us they will need to pay the full payment of $1,145 in September.

 

Monday 15th July – Christmas in July at Gardens on Forest, Peakhurst.

Welcome drink on arrival, traditional Christmas 2 course luncheon.

Entertainment will be “Olivia Newton-John” @ Dorothy Cooper.

Coach will leave bus stop Engadine swimming pool at 11am and arrive back approx..3.30pm.

With a full coach of 65 persons, the cost will be $65pp payable at the June meetings.

Thursday 12th September – Kurrajong Radio Museum / Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens Tomah.

COST:  $68pp  -  Payment due August

We depart the Anzac Oval at 8am and make our way to Kurrajong Radio Museum. The Museum offers nostalgic trip through the golden years of radio. You do not need to have any technical knowledge to enjoy this comprehensive collection. All of the several hundred items are individually labelled for easy recognition. This museum is not designed to be dark, dingy and dormant. It is light and very much alive. There are lots of sounds to listen to. Morse Keys and buzzers just waiting to be warmed by fingers, teleprinters to be tried and several hundred ratios and related items to be looked at. You can look into a Broadcast Control Room and check out the AWA Room to see what a once great Australian company achieved. There are radios from the Outback, tanks, ships and aircraft – maybe even one like your Granny had at home. Come and be amazed.

Our Guide Ian will give us morning tea on arrival and a great 2-hour tour.

We then continue onto the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens at Tomah which is Australia’s premier cool-climate botanic garden. The garden is perfectly situated in the World Heritage Listed Greater Blue Mountains of NSW. With sweeping vistas over the mountains and more than 40,000 native, exotic and rare plants, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is home for over 100 species of birds, marsupials, lizards and insects. Mount Tomah provides a wonderful habitat and a rich source of floral nectar all year round.

We will lunch here in the Potager Café before doing a self-guided tour of the gardens.

We will return home by approximately 5.30pm.

Wednesday 7th August – “Doyles on the Beach”, Watsons Bay – 12.30pm

Includes 2 course meal:

                                     Entrée: Bowl of fisherman’s chowder

                                    Main:    Fried fish and chips

                                                  Glass of red or white wine, lager or soft drink.

Cost $35pp: Payment due July

TRAIN TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED IN JULY NEWSLETTER

Wednesday 30th October returning Monday 4th November 2019. 

  • The Jacaranda Festival at Grafton.
  • Accommodation: Angaurie Forest Resort Yamba.
  • Bus Co. Hopkinsons - (John Till’s Panoramic Tours with Hopkinsons Coaches, John has been in the business for many years.)
  • COST: $1,145pp (twin share)  -  $260pp (Single supplement)

DEPOSIT PAID:          $120pp                                                           

  • BALANCE OWING:   $1,025pp (twin share)  -  $1,285pp (Single supplement)
  • Balance Due September Meeting

Leaving Engadine 8am 30th October, returning approx. 5:30pm 4th November

July  

ANNUAL HOLIDAY  2019                      

Wednesday 30th October returning Monday 4th November 2019.

  • The Jacaranda Festival at Grafton.
  • Accommodation: Angaurie Forest Resort Yamba.
  • Bus Co. Hopkinsons - (John Till’s Panoramic Tours with Hopkinsons Coaches, John has been in the business for many years.)
  • COST: $1,145pp (twin share)  -  $260pp (Single supplement)

DEPOSIT PAID:          $120pp                                                           

  • BALANCE OWING:   $1,025pp (twin share)  -  $1,285pp (Single supplement)
  • Balance Due September Meeting

Leaving Engadine 8am 30th October, returning approx. 5:30pm 4th November

JULY UPDATE:  

      Annual Holiday now full, I received 4 bookings at July meeting and I am very pleased to say a couple of our new members are joining us. The 4 people who have just joined us they will need to pay the full payment of $1,145 in September.

TOURS & OUTINGS                        

Thursday 12th September – Kurrajong Radio Museum / Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens Tomah.

COST:  $68pp  -  Payment due August

We depart the Anzac Oval at 8am and make our way to Kurrajong Radio Museum. The Museum offers nostalgic trip through the golden years of radio. You do not need to have any technical knowledge to enjoy this comprehensive collection.

Our Guide Ian will give us morning tea on arrival and a great 2-hour tour.

We then continue onto the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens at Tomah which is Australia’s premier cool-climate botanic garden. The garden is perfectly situated in the World Heritage Listed Greater Blue Mountains of NSW.

We will lunch here in the Potager Café before doing a self-guided tour of the gardens.

We will return home by approximately 5.30pm.

TOURS & OUTINGS                     

Wednesday 7th August – “Doyles on the Beach”, Watsons Bay – 12.30pm

Includes 2 course meal:

                                     Entrée: Bowl of fisherman’s chowder

                                    Main:    Fried fish and chips

                                                  Glass of red or white wine, lager or soft drink.

TRAIN TIMES:  Heathcote 10:29am / Engadine 10:32am / Loftus 10:36am / Sutherland 10:39am

FERRY TIMES:  Circular Quay:  F4 Departs 11:47am for Watsons Bay.

 

ANNUAL HOLIDAY 2020                

NEW TOUR – LIGHTNING RIDGE & MOREE

Sunday 20th to Saturday 26th September 2020

              NOTE:                  This is 7 days 6 nights one day longer than our normal tours.

              TOUR COST:        $1,385pp - (This is for a minimum of 40 passengers)

              SINGLE SUPP:     $360pp

              DEPOSIT DUE:     $100PP – Due February Meeting along with your personal information sheet which you will receive at our next meeting. This is where you put all your personal details.

When you sign up for the trip you will receive an Information sheet and a sheet that explains all the tricky stuff. Deposits, Refunds, who you want to sleep with etc etc.

MOREE: This is a great place for a relax in the Artesian Spa at the aptly named Artesian Spa Motel.

LIGHTNING RIDGE ALSO HAS HOT SPAS SO DON’T FORGET YOUR COSIES.

More info next month                                                                                                     

 

CHRISTMAS INJULY

.Monday 15tJulyChristmas in July at Gardens on Forest, Peakhurst.

How fortunate were we to have such a wonderful Christmas in July celebration at The Gardens on Forest last Monday. Food was good, drinks at reasonable prices and Dorothy, the entertainer was a bit ordinary until she sought help from the heehore/heehaw duet. I have made application for a fee return for the donkey/jackass duet. I am sad that some of our members missed the outing through sickness and other reasons.

 

August  Thursday 12th September – Kurrajong Radio Museum / Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens Tomah.

We depart the Anzac Oval at 8am and make our way to Kurrajong Radio Museum. The Museum offers nostalgic trip through the golden years of radio. Our Guide Ian will give us morning tea on arrival and a great 2-hour tour.

We then continue onto the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens at Tomah which is Australia’s premier cool-climate botanic garden.  We will lunch here in the Potager Café before doing a self-guided tour of the gardens.  We will return home by approximately 5.30pm.

AUGUST UPDATE:  My apologies to those people I have been chasing for money & had already paid through Direct Deposit.  We have a little glitch in our system and I am sure we will have it rectified before next month. If I am not advised of the payment, I don’t know it has been made.

        

Wednesday 9th October – Gymea Bowling Club – 12.30pm

This will be a “pay as you go” outing. In other words, we just order from the menu and pay individually on the day. There is a very good menu available, you can have a look on line if you would like to. Put you name on the outing sheet if you would like to come along.

 

NEW TOUR – LIGHTNING RIDGE & MOREE

Sunday 20th to Saturday 26th September 2020

                 NOTE:                     This is 7 days 6 nights one day longer than our normal tours.

                 TOUR COST:          $1,385pp - (This is for a minimum of 40 passengers)

                 SINGLE SUPP:       $360pp

                 DEPOSIT DUE:      $100PP – Due February Meeting along with your personal information sheet which you received when signing up. This is where you put all your personal details.

Also, you receive Information explaining all the tricky stuff. Deposits, Refunds, who you want to sleep with, where you will be going and staying.

As usual with our amazing club the holiday bookings are full and I have a waiting list but PLEASE PLEASE put your name on the WAITING LIST as I usually go through about 20 on that list, 14 months is a long time.

September

 Wednesday 9th October – Gymea Bowling Club – 12.30pm This will be a “pay as you go” outing. In other words, we just order from the menu and pay individually on the day. There is a very good menu available, you can have a look on line if you would like to. Put you name on the outing sheet if you would like to come along.

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 – Sydney Rowing Club Luncheon – COST $45pp – PAYMENT DUE NOVEMBER

Main – Alternate drop ❖ Barramundi fillet, crushed potato & celeriac, broccolini, romesco, red pepper & caper salsa, dukkah GF ❖ Spiced roast half chicken, roasted vegetables, horseradish, red wine jus DF GF

Dessert – Shared platters of all below items ❖ Lemon Meringue tarts, Raspberry white chocolate sponge, Chocolate praline cake.

### Please note these meals could be changed for the summer menu. ##

Train & Ferry ❖ Train: - 09.29am Heathcote / 09:32am Engadine / 09:36 Loftus / 09:39 Sutherland ❖ Arrive 10:21 Town Hall Station, Platform 5 walk over to Platform 6 for Circular Quay ❖ Ferry: - Circular Quay Wharf 5 Ferry to Abbotsford arrive 11.14 ❖ The Club is a short walk 5 minute walk.

Parking (for those who like to drive) Sydney Rowing Club has 101 on-site parking spaces and on street parking available.

October  

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 – Sydney Rowing Club Luncheon –

BALANCE OF $35pp DUE NOVEMBER

Main – Alternate drop

  • Barramundi fillet, crushed potato & celeriac, broccolini, romesco, red pepper & caper salsa, dukkah GF
  • Spiced roast half chicken, roasted vegetables, horseradish, red wine jus DF GF

Dessert – Shared platters of all below items

  • Lemon Meringue tarts, Raspberry white chocolate sponge, Chocolate praline cake.

### Please note these meals could be changed for the summer menu. ##

Train & Ferry

  • Train: - 09.29am Heathcote / 09:32am Engadine / 09:36 Loftus / 09:39 Sutherland
  • Arrive 10:21 Town Hall Station, Platform 5 walk over to Platform 6 for Circular Quay
  • Ferry: - Circular Quay Wharf 5 Ferry to Abbotsford arrive 11.14
  • The Club is a short walk 5 minute walk.

Parking (for those who like to drive) Sydney Rowing Club has 101 on-site parking spaces and on street parking available.

 

ANNUAL HOLIDAY  2019                        

Wednesday 30th October returning Monday 4th November 2019.  Leaving Anzac Oval 8am 30th October, returning approx. 5:30pm 4th November.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR INFORMATION FORM FOR APPROVED CLUB ACTIVITIES

·       This form is very important as it should contain all your medical advice and contact information, Dr. etc.

·       These forms stay with us everywhere we go on our holiday.

Fancy dress will be the last night at the resort. Letter “Y” or “G”

 

ANNUAL HOLIDAY.   2020. 

NEW TOUR – LIGHTNING RIDGE & MOREE

Sunday 20th to Saturday 26th September 2020

              NOTE:                  This is 7 days 6 nights one day longer than our normal tours.

              TOUR COST:        $1,385pp - (This is for a minimum of 40 passengers)

              SINGLE SUPP:      $360pp

              DEPOSIT DUE:     $100PP – Due February Meeting along with your personal information sheet which you received when signing up. This is where you put all your personal details.

Also, you receive Information explaining all the tricky stuff. Deposits, Refunds, who you want to sleep with, where you will be going and staying.

As usual with our amazing club the holiday bookings are full and I have a waiting list but PLEASE PLEASE put your name on the WAITING LIST as I usually go through about 20 on that list, 14 months is a long time.

November  

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

Monday 9th December – Engadine Bowling Club – Noon for 12.30pm start           Cost $45 pp due now

MAIN

Roast Turkey & Honey Glazed Ham

Oven baked Pork Cutlet, camembert, asparagus, caramelized onion

Served with fresh vegetable in season.

DESSERT

Plum Pudding with Brandy Custard

Lemon citrus tart

The courses will be served alternatively

  • Tickets will be available on arrival for $2 or 3 for $5 for the Christmas hampers.
  • There will be wine on each table and limited drinks at the bar.
  • If you have any special dietary requests please contact Colin Bingham
  • Request for table seating arrangement (No more than 10 people per table)

 

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 – Sydney Rowing Club Luncheon –

Main – Alternate drop

  • Barramundi fillet, crushed potato & celeriac, broccolini, romesco, red pepper & caper salsa, dukkah GF
  • Spiced roast half chicken, roasted vegetables, horseradish, red wine jus DF GF

Dessert – Shared platters of all below items

  • Lemon Meringue tarts, Raspberry white chocolate sponge, Chocolate praline cake.

### Please note these meals could be changed for the summer menu. ##

Train & Ferry

  • Train: - 09.29am Heathcote / 09:32am Engadine / 09:36 Loftus / 09:39 Sutherland
  • Arrive 10:21 Town Hall Station, Platform 5 walk over to Platform 6 for Circular Quay
  • Ferry: - Circular Quay Wharf 5 Ferry to Abbotsford arrive 11.14
  • The Club is a short walk 5 minute walk.

Parking (for those who like to drive) Sydney Rowing Club has 101 on-site parking spaces and on street parking available.

 

     ANNUAL HOLIDAY   2020.

NEW TOUR – LIGHTNING RIDGE & MOREE

Sunday 20th to Saturday 26th September 2020

              NOTE:                  This is 7 days 6 nights one day longer than our normal tours.

              TOUR COST:        $1,385pp - (This is for a minimum of 40 passengers)

              SINGLE SUPP:      $360pp

              DEPOSIT DUE:     $100PP – Due February Meeting along with your personal information sheet which you received when signing up. This is where you put all your personal details.

Also, you receive Information explaining all the tricky stuff. Deposits, Refunds, who you want to sleep with, where you will be going and staying.

As usual with our amazing club the holiday bookings are full and I have a waiting list but PLEASE PLEASE put your name on the WAITING LIST as I usually go through about 20 on that list, 14 months is a long time.

 

     30th Anniversary Luncheon       

The celebration of our 30th Anniversary will be held on Monday 22nd June 2020 at

Engadine RSL Club.

Don Munro has agreed to become a member of the organising committee.

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 9th January. 2020

        

December  TOURS AND OUTINGS

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 – Sydney Rowing Club Luncheon –

Main – Alternate drop

  • Barramundi fillet, crushed potato & celeriac, broccolini, romesco, red pepper & caper salsa, dukkah GF
  • Spiced roast half chicken, roasted vegetables, horseradish, red wine jus DF GF

Dessert – Shared platters of all below items

  • Lemon Meringue tarts, Raspberry white chocolate sponge, Chocolate praline cake.

### Please note these meals could be changed for the summer menu. ##

Train & Ferry

  • Train: - 09.29am Heathcote / 09:32am Engadine / 09:36 Loftus / 09:39 Sutherland
  • Arrive 10:21 Town Hall Station, Platform 5 walk over to Platform 6 for Circular Quay
  • Ferry: - Circular Quay Wharf 5 Ferry to Abbotsford arrive 11.14
  • The Club is a short walk 5 minute walk.

Parking (for those who like to drive) Sydney Rowing Club has 101 on-site parking spaces and on street parking available.

Wednesday 19th February – Quarantine Station Wharf Wander Tour – Manly


Our Coach will depart Anzac Oval 8:30am and travel to North Head where we will have morning tea provided, consisting of a selection of cakes and fruits, tea/coffee before our guide takes us on our tour.

The Q Station protected Sydney residents from Epidemic Diseases such as Smallpox, Spanish Influenza and Bubonic Plague for over 150 years.

The tour takes approximately one hour and takes in the Wharf and Hospital precincts and gives us a good introduction to the history of the area.

NOTE:  PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE ENCLOSED SHOES.

After the tour we will board our bus and travel to the Harbord Diggers Club for lunch. We have a choice from 3 mains: 

Roast of the Day with vegetables

Fish, Chips and Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad with poached egg and homemade dressing Cake to follow.

Total cost will be between $68 to $75 per person, depending on numbers. More people less cost involved.

 

NEW TOUR – LIGHTNING RIDGE & MOREE

Sunday 20th to Saturday 26th September 2020

              NOTE:                  This is 7 days 6 nights one day longer than our normal tours.

              TOUR COST:        $1,385pp - (This is for a minimum of 40 passengers)

              SINGLE SUPP:      $360pp

              DEPOSIT DUE:     $100PP – Due February Meeting along with your personal information sheet which you received when signing up. This is where you put all your personal details.

Also, you receive Information explaining all the tricky stuff. Deposits, Refunds, who you want to sleep with, where you will be going and staying.

As usual with our amazing club the holiday bookings are full and I have a waiting list but PLEASE PLEASE put your name on the WAITING LIST as I usually go through about 20 on that list, 14 months is a long time.