My experience working at Healesville so far has been great. I’ve only been here a few weeks and I’ve met most of the staff as well as a few members.
I’m most looking forward to learning about the Club. I believe that you should always strive to leave your role in better shape then what you found it in. For me that’s going to be a challenge because my predecessors have done a great job but I want to make sure that we continue to provide outstanding service and a wonderful experience to our Club members.
Healesville is such a great community; I really look forward to immersing myself into it. I haven’t ventured around too much yet, but I am a wine drinker so I look forward to exploring the wineries a bit more. It’s just a nice part of the world with a strong sense of community.
The annual Life Members’ Luncheon on Tuesday 8 November 2016 saw 113 new Life Members inducted in recognition of their 50 years of Club membership. Each Life Member was presented with a certificate and commemorative badge with their membership number engraved.
Front row (l-r): Paul McGann, Ettore Pidutti, David Willersdorf, RACV President and Chairman of the Board Kevin White, John Thomson, George Burrows, Robert Rouch; Middle row (l-r): Ian Palfrey, John Redman, Richard Sandner, Douglas Derham, David McNair, Anthony Walstab; Back row (l-r): Francis Shelton, George Fillingham, Geoffrey Dobson, Greg Sewell.
Front row (l-r): Graeme Neill, Anthony Lloyd, William Duff, Raymond Warner, RACV President and Chairman of the Board Kevin White, Helen d’Oliveyra, Alan Garbellini, Patricia Matthews, Brian Waldron; Middle row (l-r): Robert Kerr, Duncan Wilson, Michael Kiely, Christopher Marriott, Robert Barrett, Neville Henderson, Darcy Brennan, John Harsley, John Hogan, Roger Davis; Back row (l-r): Andrew Kirkham, William Zichy-Woinarski, Douglas Leggett, Reginald Jenkins, Ian Brown, Samuel Brown, Michael Dwyer, Roderick Thomson, Peter Morris, Ian Foard, Robert Riley.
Changes to operating hours for Labour Day, Monday 13 March.
Members’ Dining Room
Le Petit Gâteau
Open: noon to 6pm
One Spa and Barber
Club Tours and Travel
Tasmanian Gourmet Wine Getaway
Over the Melbourne Cup weekend, members enjoyed a short break to the island state, enjoying some of the best wines and dining in the leading restaurants of Tasmania with myself as tour leader and wine guide.
After disembarking we were welcomed at Frogmore Creek winery with oysters and sparkling wine. From this moment on the tone was set for a fast-paced four days filled with many activities including distilleries, brewery, oyster farm, cheese maker and art museum visits all peppered with some of the finest restaurants and wineries.
For some – including myself – the highlight of the tour was a rapid descent from Mt Wellington on a bicycle in extreme cold but in an exhilarating state!
RACV Club Sommelier
Dine at City Club in February or March and you could win great prizes.
Order takeaway from the Bistro’s new takeaway menu in February and March and be in the running to win a bottle of Crown Ambassador and a Crown lager ice bucket valued at up to $100.
Enjoy either a Seafood Platter in the Members’ Dining Room or Sunday Seafood Buffet in the Club Conservatory between 8 Jan-26 Feb and go in the draw to win a bottle of Bollinger. One bottle drawn each week. See the website for opening hours.
Terms and conditions apply for all competitions. Booking subject to availability and opening hours. For full terms and conditions see to racv.com.au/competitions.
To ensure the best possible experience at RACV Resorts for members and guests, we would like to take this opportunity to remind members about the resort cancellation policy.
If you need to make a cancellation or amendment to an existing booking, please contact the resort as soon as possible to ensure the room can be made available to other members wishing to stay at the resort. This is especially important for school holidays and other peak periods when rooms are in high demand.
Please ensure all changes including cancellation to bookings are made before 2pm on the day prior to your arrival, or 14 days before your arrival in the case of peak periods, to avoid any fees.
For more information on RACV Resorts, including the cancellation and amendment policy, please visit racv.com.au/resorts.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call (03) 9944 8811.
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.
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.