Win Two Tickets to see KFC T20s INTL Australia vs Sri Lanka

Important announcement about bicycle theft

Club e-Statements now available

Club Member Benefit

City Club enters the Hall of Fame

Win with Chandon

Competition winners

Love that Art

Shuttle service

Chef's selection

From the vine

Member memories


Win Two Tickets to see KFC T20s INTL Australia vs Sri Lanka

Purchase a pint of VB between 3-31 Jan and you could win two tickets to see Australia vs Sri Lanka at the MCG on 17 Feb 2017*.

*Terms and conditions apply. Competition runs from 2-31 Jan 2017. Draw will take place on Thu 2 Feb at the City Club level 2 at 11am. For full terms and conditions, see racv.com.au/competitions.

 


Important announcement about bicycle theft

While we love and treasure our trusty steeds, we must keep them safe. Sadly, we have recently experienced a spate of bike thefts from the RACV City Club car park, . All bikes were locked with thick, coiled wire-strand locks – however these have proved no match for the bolt cutters carried by well-prepared thieves.

RACV takes pride in providing a place to store your bike, however we must remind members that storage of bicycles is at the owner’s risk. RACV assumes no liability for the loss or theft of any bicycle left on premises.

Most importantly, we encourage everyone to check your current bike lock and decide if it is up to the task. If in doubt – time to upgrade.


Club e-Statements Now Available

We are pleased to announce that your Club member statements are now available via email.

To receive your Club e-statement via email you will first need to register at My Membership online and then choose e-statements. Follow the steps as listed below.

Step 1: Register for My Membership (Already registered? Go to Step 2)

To register for My Membership you'll need your RACV member number, name and date of birth.

Watch this short video on the My Membership online registration process.

Step 2: Choose Club e-statement

Follow these steps to select to receive email statements.

1. Login to My Membership online.
2. From the menu select "My Details & Preferences".
3. In the "My Details" tab, go to the section "Change Address & Email".
4. Locate your Club membership details. Underneath your "Mailing Address" is a field for your "Email Address".
5. To receive Club e-statements, select "Change" next to the email field.
6. A pop-up box will appear. Select the email address you prefer to receive the e-statement.
7. A pop-up box will appear. Select "Yes".

If you have any questions you can contact us at clubaccounts@racv.com.au or call (03) 9944 8811.


 

Exciting New Club Member Benefit

Exciting new Club Member benefit at RACV Resorts
A major new Club member benefit was recently announced by RACV President & Chairman Kevin White at the 2015 RACV Annual General Meeting.

“Club members make extensive use of the resort network, and we want to recognise them with additional benefits,” said Mr White.

On 12 November 2015, a new Club Member only accommodation price was introduced at all RACV Resorts, which incorporates a 50% discount off the standard non-member accommodation rate.

The new benefit will be available all year round at RACV’s eight resorts, and it can be used when, where and as many times as Members wish.

To access the new rate, Club members must book directly with the resort or via the RACV website. Members will need to have their member card available at the time of booking, and again at check-in.

The new Club member rate applies only to the room / cabin / villa / apartment / precinct / campsite / caravan site occupied by the Club member. Members should note that it does not apply to other rooms booked or paid for by the Club Member for the accommodation of extended family or groups of friends.

The new Club member rate will always be the best accommodation rate available, but it cannot be added to other offers, discounts or promotions.

For Club Members who already have a future booking at an RACV Resort, the new Club member rate will automatically be applied and charged at check out.

The discount does not apply at the City and Healesville properties, which are maintained exclusively for Club Members and their guests.

RACV Resorts are located at Cape Schanck, Cobram, Goldfields, Inverloch, Torquay, Hobart, Gold Coast and Noosa.

For more information or to book visit racv.com.au/resorts.


City Club enters the Hall of Fame

RACV City Club has been inducted into the Hall of Fame at the prestigious 2016 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards. This achievement is a result of City Club having received the Best Club award for the previous three consecutive years.

The awards were established in 1994, to recognise and reward Australia’s best wine lists and the individuals and establishments behind them. The awards are judged by a panel of local and international experts to maintain absolute integrity and independence – plus add a global perspective.

To view the full list of winners visit http://www.winelistoftheyear.com.au/winners.

Congratulations to RACV Club sommelier Christian Maier and the City Club team on this outstanding achievement.


Win with Chandon

Go into the draw to win one night’s accommodation in a Premium Mountain View room at Healesville Country Club, a winery tour and lunch at Chandon, followed by dinner in the Blue Tree Grill to the value of $300.

To enter, purchase any Chandon product by the glass or bottle in October or November at the Members’ Dining Room, Wine Bar or Bistro in the City Club or the Terrace Café or Blue Tree Grill at the Healesville Country Club.

*Terms and conditions apply. Competition commences Tuesday 4 October 2016 and closes at 11.59pm on Wednesday 30 November 2016. Draw will take place at 501 Bourke St, Melbourne, on Tuesday 13 December at 11am. The winners will be published online at racv.com.au/competitions and notified by email and/or phone. For full terms and conditions please refer to racv.com.au/competitions.


Competition Winners

Congratulations to David King who won the Mother’s Day competition valued at $370 including a dining voucher, a L’Occitane travel set and towel set.

Congratulations to Raymond Lynch and Jane Cooper who each won a 15-day President’s Mediterranean Cruise for two valued at $26,310.

Congratulations to Bill Burke, Lynette Shantini Deutscher, Karen Dennison and Leon Flint who each won an overnight stay at the New York


Love that Art

Narelle Autio, Watercolour series (2001)
Narelle Autio’s evocative and ethereal photographs from her acclaimed Watercolour series are located near the City Club swimming pool. Acquired for this location, Autio’s work reflects the RACV Art collection’s strong emphasis on travel and recreation in Australia.

Baitfish, Manly, NSW 2001 from the series Watercolour, 2001, type c photograph
Baitfish, Manly, NSW 2001 from the series Watercolour, 2001, type c photograph

Born in Adelaide, Narelle Autio began her career as a documentary photographer working for newspapers in Sydney and Adelaide. In 1995, she moved overseas to work in the UK and US. On her return to Australia in 1998, Autio said, “arriving back in Australia proved to be an awakening for me.” She became fascinated with the Australian people’s involvement with the sea, undertaking a 14-month circumnavigation of the coast, photographing swimmers in oceans, rivers and estuaries.

Snorkellers, Colvelly, NSW 2001 from the series Watercolour, 2001, type c photograph
Snorkellers, Colvelly, NSW 2001 from the series Watercolour, 2001, type c photograph

The three works currently displayed at the City Club continue her interest in the leisure activities of Australians.

Photographed off the coast of NSW, Autio plays with colour and light to transform the everyday activity of swimming into a sensual and otherworldly experience.

Flying Lessons, Clovelly, NSW 2001 from the series Watercolour, 2001, type c photograph
Flying Lessons, Clovelly, NSW 2001 from the series Watercolour, 2001, type c photograph

The Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne, is proud to work with the RACV on the development of the RACV Art collection.

 

Self-Guided Art Tour, City Club
Explore the City Club Art Collection with the Self-Guided Art Tour. Collect your audio guide from City Club reception and discover some of Australia’s most impressive and influential living artists.

 


Shuttle Service

Visit the City Club or Country Club with your exclusive bus service.

Extend your experience and stay for one or two nights at the Country Club.

Healesville Accommodation Shuttle

Dates: Wednesday 14 December
Time: Departs City Club 10.30am, departs Healesville 11.30am one day later if staying one night, or two days later if staying two nights

Day Shuttle

Dates: Wednesday 14 December
Healesville to City:
Depart 9am, arrive 10.15am
Returning to Healesville
Depart 4pm, arrive 5.15pm
City to Healesville:
Depart 10.30am, arrive 11.45am
Returning to City Club
Depart 2.45pm, arrive 3.45pm
$20 per person, includes freshly baked scones, tea or coffee on arrival

Bookings are essential and minimum numbers apply. To book call 5962 4899.

For groups of six to 10 that have booked accommodation, the Club can organise a shuttle bus from the Club for a time that suits.


Chef’s Selection

Perfect Spring Salad

Serves four

Perfect spring salad at the RACV Club

Ingredients

2 bunches golf ball beets (about 15 per bunch)

Dressing
40ml red wine vinegar
120ml olive oil
1 tbsp brown sugar
Salt and pepper

Garnish
Candied walnuts
Rocket leaves
Parsley
Goats cheese

Method

  1. Peel and quarter the beets.
  2. Coat beets lightly with oil, place on a baking tray and roast in the oven at 160°C until cooked through and tender, about 60 to 90 minutes.
  3. To make the dressing, combine red wine vinegar, olive oil, brown sugar, salt and pepper.
  4. Dress the beets while they are warm. Garnish with a small amount of candied walnuts, rocket leaves and parsley. Top with crumbled goats cheese.

David Martin, Executive Chef
RACV Healesville Country Club


From the Vine

The Members’ Dining Room wine list has been awarded the Hall of Fame at the 2016 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards after three
consecutive wins for the national category of Best Club Wine List in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The awards were announced on Monday 25 July at the Glass Brasserie at Hilton Sydney Hotel. The comprehensive and extensive
Members’ Dining Room wine list features wine styles from across the world, a library of back vintages, good coverage of ‘local heroes’ and some hidden gems.

I am happy to share these vinous treasures with you, so next time you visit us, don’t hesitate to call on me.

Christian Maier
RACV Club Sommelier


Member Memories

Marg Ryding 70th Birthday Celebration


The champagne flowed when RACV Gold Club member Marg Ryding celebrated her 70th birthday with nearly 100 friends in July.

Marg couldn’t have been happier with the event. “Without exception, every aspect of the evening exceeded all expectations. The venue was perfect, dinner was restaurant five-star quality with beautifully presented, elegant table settings and the attentive and friendly staff from car park to wait staff truly first class.

“Every single RACV team member combined to deliver seamless service with friendly, professional attitude,” she says.

Marg celebrated her birthday with pre-dinner champagne and canapés, followed by a four-course sit down dinner at City Club’s Pavilion. Music was provided by The Baker Boys five-piece band.

She has been an RACV Club member since 1982 and regularly stays at Healesville Country Club, Royal Pines and Noosa. Marg uses One Spa at City Club, Noosa and Healesville and plays golf at Healesville, Royal Pines and Cape Schanck.

She enjoys all the Club has to offer and says that being retired gives her the time to fully appreciate and enjoy the diversity of excellent facilities, including staying at reciprocal clubs worldwide.


 

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