State Theatre Sydney (Heritage Listed) Guided Tour – Thursday 26 May 2022-NOW CLOSED

Join a 1.5 to a 2 hour guided tour of this magnificent and unique building and discover why it’s known as the Palace of Dreams.
Hear about its great historical significance and high architectural quality plus prize winning artworks by famous Australian artists including William Dobell, Mary Edwards, Charles Wheeler and Raymond Lindsay.
Delve into the depths of the theatre to discover engineering marvels and mechanical masterpieces.

Where: STATE THEATRE – 49 Market Street, Sydney. Meet in the foyer at the theatre at 12:45pm for a 1:00pm start.

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Photogroup Outing to Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden – Tuesday 19 April 2022

Join the Photogroup outing to Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden via Luna Park and the Foreshore.

We will take the train to Milsons Point.  Enjoy a ‘reviving’ coffee and afterwards, a walk to explore the garden via Luna Park and the Harbour foreshore.  We will then find a cafe for lunch.

We will catch the 9:14 am train to Gordon from Strathfield (or the 9:17 am from Burwood) and alight at Milson’s Point station.  Assemble in the last carriage.

Numbers: no limit

When/Time: Tuesday 19 April on the 9:14 am train to Gordon from Strathfield.

Convener: Contact Colin Peterson by using the online booking form.

Cost: train fares and refreshments at your own cost.

Booking closing date: 18 April.

Note: As the Garden may still be damp sturdy shoes are recommended.

Travel Chat – Wednesday 13 April 2022

Now we can travel but travelling overseas might be a bit daunting for many.  So we will look at a destination closer to home –Sydney. 

We will be a tourist in Sydney and look at the top hundred or more things to do in Sydney or within a one day drive.  Share your experiences of Sydney with your fellow travellers or learn something new.

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Member Involvement

Dear Members

We would like to see the Club flourish.   Diverse experiences and member involvement is the way forward.

But we need to know about the kinds of experiences members want.

So, tell us about yourselves!   What is it you like to do?

And to make that easy we have a very short survey for you. 

Please take a few minutes to complete it and help to make our club even better.

The survey may be accessed via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PC5PBCN

The closing date for completion of the survey is Friday 8 April.

Warm regards
Gilda McRobert
President

Cocktail Making Class – Wednesday 20 April 2022

Enjoy a cocktail making class and a tour of the Distillery at Brix Distillery, Surry Hills. Learn to make two rum based cocktails while enjoying a meat and cheese platter.

Limited to: 20

Where: The distillery is located in Surrey Hills, a 15 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride from Central Station.  We would travel to Central via train and then catch the bus up the hill,  then a walk one block to the distillery.

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Cookbook Club – It’s all Greek – Saturday 19 March 2022 – Review

What are the essentials for a good restaurant experience?  Of course food, location, service and good company.

Athens might be 15,000 kilometres from Sydney but the Cookbook Club established a pop-up Greek taverna close to home.  Courtesy of our kyria (hostess)….Jan Sayers.

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Visit to the Chau Chak Wing Museum – Review

On Friday 25th March, eleven members of our club enjoyed a visit to the Chau Chak Wing Museum.

The Museum is located in the heart of Sydney University and was easy to get to on the 461X bus from Parramatta Road. 

We began with coffee at the Sounds Sydney cafe which overlooks the eastern side of the Museum.

From there we did a self-guided tour of the fascinating artworks, artefacts and specimens across all four floors of the Museum. The exhibits gave many of us lots to discuss and comment upon as we were walking around.

The Mummy Room was especially interesting. Thanks to digital imaging and scientific illustration, the viewer is able to investigate the processes involved in mummification; mind you, you had to be wealthy to afford it!

The group reassembled for a tasty lunch at the Sounds Sydney cafe and then made our way home. 

Jane Cook

Agenda – Members Meeting – Friday 1 April 2022 – Alert – Change of Venue

RED ALERT!     CHANGE OF VENUE 1 APRIL MEMBERS’ MEETING

Members are advised that due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to change the meeting place for the April member meeting only.

The meeting will be held at:   THE ACACIA ROOM,  STRATHFIELD GOLF CLUB, 52 WEEROONA STREET, STRATHFIELD.

Onsite parking is readily available.  Please offer a lift to anyone you know of who might not otherwise be able to attend.

Gilda McRobert
President

PS This is NOT an April fool’s day joke!

If you are unable to attend, please send your apology via this link, apologies.

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Reminder – Chau Chak Museum – Friday 25 March 2022

There are still spaces available to attend the Chau Chak Museum.

Located in the heart of the University of Sydney, the ​Museum is designed to share the University’s vast collections with the ​broader community.

Enjoy a self guided tour of 24 fascinating artworks, artefacts and specimens across all four floors of the Museum.

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