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ANARE CLUB NEW SOUTH WALES
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!
12 June 2017
THE NOTE BELOW (READ RIGHT TO THE BOTTOM) WENT OUT TO ALL OF YOU A FEW WEEKS AGO. SO FAR RESPONSES ARE SLOW. CAN I ASK YOU TO GET YOUR RESERVATIONS IN WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME AND ROOM. WE WILL HAVE A GREAT GATHERING AS ALWAYS BUT EVEN BETTER WITH MORE OF YOU COMING
DON’T BE PUT OFF BY REFERENCE TO A LIMIT OF 40 ATTENDEES. WE CAN TAKE MORE THAN THAT.
AND DON’T FORGET THE SY AURORA EVENT IN NEWCASTLE ON 20 JUNE.
It may be that your intention to come to Leura on 1 July may be influenced by what will be served. Following expert advice from local foodie John Rankins (Mawson66) your committee has chosen the following.
Boeuf à la Flamande, cabbage with caramelised garlic & cream, sour dough*
Fish of the day, potato & fennel, capers, lemon & hazelnut butter, leek, speck
Dark Belgian Chocolate Soufflé, raspberry sorbet, orange-saffron-chili, orange zest praline* or
Classic Brussels Waffle, cream Chantilly, dark Belgian
John has tried all the these dishes and declares them very good
For those seeking to stay over and make weekend of it, john has the following suggestions. :
Other budget options are plentiful from the YHA in Katoomba to the Town Centre Motel. Most budget options are in Katoomba and if anyone wants to stay in Katoomba and catch the train down to Leura for the lunch, then the train station is right next to the restaurant. Most of the midrange properties have deals, especially if staying more than one night. We suggest people make bookings early so they don’t miss out.
If anyone is really stuck for accommodation, we have a spare bedroom – but there is a warning…we have two French Bulldogs who are very friendly, but if anyone stays, they need to be dog lovers!
For those coming on the Friday night, we can make lots of suggestions for dinner. There is much to choose from in Katoomba from Japanese, Malaysian, Western, Chinese, Pub etc. Some are BYO and most are pretty reasonably priced. Just let us know what you think might appeal and we’ll send through some suggestions. We can then make a booking once we know how many are coming.
If any people plan staying the whole weekend, we can have a think about something for the Sunday.
If you are wanting to consult with John about any of this his email is firstname.lastname@example.org. It would help if you copy me.
I look forward to catching up with you.
We are moving nearer to Midwinter and our traditional celebration of the Shortest Day is beckoning. All the information that you need and a response form are attached to this email. We are continuing our new pattern of meeting for lunch rather than dinner, and at the venue in the Blue Mountains. This time we are in Leura, at a restaurant called Flemish Flavours right next to the railway station. This provides the opportunity for you to come by train, though you are warned that the trains are often very crowded. Lucinda Coates, who held the Club berth in the last season, will be our guest speaker, and we will also be recalling the many anniversaries which fall in this year. It will once again be an opportunity meet up and reminisce with old friends and to make new ones among more recent expeditioners.
The newsletter also contains information about a special event to be held in Newcastle on 20 June, to mark the centenary of the loss of SY Aurora with all hands. A plaque will be unveiled in the Mariners Chapel at the Cathedral, followed by lunch. An invitation to attend was included in the last issue of Aurora. This will be a significant commemoration and it would be great to see you there.
Best wishes to you all for the Midwinter season.
us on Saturday
1st July to
share the ANARE spirit, catch up with old friends and make new ones.
We are maintaining the same type of event as was started last year
and hosting a lunch
in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Importantly, the
venue can only hold 40, so it will be
Situated at the top of Leura
Mall in a heritage-listed building.
Time: 12.00 hrs AGM to 16.00 hrs.
Cost: $70 Members, $80 Non-Members. This is a flat rate. There is no Early-Bird special this year.
Cost includes: a two course meal, wine on tables, tea and coffee at end of meal. Pre-dinner drinks (Homers) and extra drinks can be purchased at the bar.
The response form is enclosed: We must receive this by 9th June for catering purposes. Please indicate your Station details for your name tag and fill in the box at the bottom of the form to update your contact details, especially email addresses. Please notify us of any departed expeditioners for special recognition during the evening. Note that this year there 1) won’t be assigned tables and 2) is a limit of 40 guests: first in first served! Preference will be given to Club members and their guests.
Option 1 - Direct deposit into our account
BSB: 633000 Account number: 122045578 Account name: ANARE Club NSW
Important - please include your membership number or surname in the reference field so we know who has paid the money into our account.
Option 2 – Cheque or money order
Send to: Lucinda Coates, ANARE Club – NSW Branch, Risk Frontiers, Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University, NSW, 2109.
Access: Private parking and wheelchair access available. Access is via the driveway next to the antique store on Leura mall. Front door access to the restaurant is from this same driveway. The restaurant and garden can also be accessed through the garden gate entrance next to Leura station. Trains leave Central at:
Note: Check for trackwork a week before the lunch!!
Photography: In the spirit of economy we are asking guests use your own cameras/ phones and send shots to the web-master (Col) if you want them accessed by others. A formal group photo will still be taken.
Annual General Meeting: All offices will be declared vacant and a new committee elected. The committee organises our NSW events, such as MWD/L and the Slide Night. Please consider putting yourself forward for the 2017-18Committee.We would like to see EOIs for these positions before MWL. Please email our NSW President, David Ellyard, with your nomination on email@example.com
Raffle: This year we will bring back the raffle which has been in hibernation for a few years. If you have items that you would like to donate to the raffle, please email our NSW President, David Ellyard, with details of your kind prize donation, and please remember to bring it on the day! firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be no silent auction or sales this year.
Reunions: If you are planning a reunion this year, please let your Committee know ASAP so we can help with your arrangements. Contact David Ellyard (Ph: 0402243300).
Our Guest Speakers: Lucinda Coates, David Ellyard and Club members
Photos L Coates
This year our main guest speaker will be Lucinda Coates, reporting on her V3 Club berth voyage last summer. Lucinda’s blog is also available at www.anareclub.org.au
Lucinda will be followed by David Ellyard who will spend 10 mins speaking on some of the auspicious anniversaries being celebrated in 2017 that are depicted in the header of this newsletter.
15 mins will then be set aside for any ANARE member to show ONE of their favourite pictures (digital) and relay a 2 MINUTE story (strictly timed!) if it pertains to one of the anniversaries. You will need to let David Ellyard know before MWL if you wish to speak and upload your ONE picture to the computer upon arrival at MWL.
ANARE Club Special Event: Centenary of the Loss of SY Aurora
NSW Branch members in particular are invited to a special event commemorating the loss of the S.Y. Aurora and her crew at Newcastle 100 years ago. A ceremony will be held at Newcastle Cathedral on Tuesday 20th June from 12 noon to 12.45pm. Luncheon will follow. A bus is being arranged from Sydney departing 9.15am for those interested. If you wish to attend, please register for this event via the notice in the Autumn edition of Aurora, or contact the National Secretary David Dodd at email@example.com by Friday 26th May.
Slide Night 2017
The theme of this year’s Slide Night was Heard Island. A great night was had showcasing the Island and its landscape and station through time, although attendance was small compared to previous years. Thanks to presenters, Margaret Whitelaw, Col Christiansen, Pat Selkirk. Lucinda Coates gave a presentation on her V3 voyage as Club Berth. We had a real slide projector and digital technology at hand. Throughout the evening Col Christiansen spent time on the live www.marinetraffic.com website tracking ships and spying on the station webcams at www.antarctica.gov.au ! Our thanks to Phil Crosby and his CSIRO, North Ryde colleagues for hosting the event.
Your advice please. Due to the poor attendance this year the NSW Council is wondering if we should continue these slide nights. Please let us know so we can, if you wish us to, arrange the 2018 Slide Night. Please contact the NSW Branch Secretary to register your interest or offer suggestions of venue, theme etc.
The NSW Branch is continuing to support the ANARE Club’s vital Antarctic oral history project, recording the memories of expeditioners of their time “Down South”. This is a fantastic way of recording Antarctic (and Club) history for posterity. The National Council is the current ‘keeper’ of the audio gear used for the interviews.
A list of potential interviewees has being compiled. If you know of expeditioners you think should be interviewed and/ or who have lost contact with the Club, please let us know and we will endeavour to contact them to gauge their interest in participating. If you would like to conduct an interview, please let David Ellyard know. The NSW Branch will meet your costs. All that is required from you is your time to do the interview and check the transcription for accuracy!
Email Newsletters and Notices
We would like to have better contact with members and email is a quick and effective way to do this. To start receiving email newsletters, please update your email and contact details by either adding them to the ‘MWD response form’ or contacting Owen Holmwood via email (firstname.lastname@example.org),). All newsletters will now be sent electronically to email addresses and will be posted on the NSW website. For those without a computer we will continue with hard copies sent in the mail. Please send the response form with your contact details should this be the case, even if you are not attending MWL 2017.
To encourage an increase in Club Membership, the NSW Branch currently allows non-members to attend MWD/L on the understanding that they, and their guests, pay a surcharge per head. If your membership has lapsed or you would like to become a member, it is possible to pay membership online atwww.anareclub.org.au or download a membership form and post to: The Secretary, ANARE Club, GPO Box 2534 Melbourne 3001 Email: email@example.com (in line with the current ANARE Club National Policy, the NSW Branch is unable to accept membership dues with dinner payment).
for NSW Midwinter 2018 & beyond
NSW Branch: Saturday; 30 June 2018, 29 June 2019, 27 June 2020
Contact Information for the ANARE Club - NSW Branch