Want to Win a $100 RACV Club Gift Card?

We are pleased to announce Club Statements are now available via prompt email. Subscribe to email statements by 30 April 2017 for your chance to win a $100 RACV Club gift card*. To apply simply turn to the back of the Club Statement and tick the e-Statement box and forward to us or contact Club accounts on (03) 9944 8811.

*Terms & conditions apply. Closes 11.59pm on 30 Apr 2017. Draw at 550 Princes Hwy, Noble Park North on 12 May 2017 at 12noon. Winner published at racv.com.au/royalautocomps on 12 May 2017 at 12noon and notified by phone. For full terms and conditions, refer to racv.com.au/competitions.

 

Construction Works in 485 Bourke Street – 28 March to 30 April 2017

RACV is currently undertaking construction works in 485 Bourke Street, Melbourne. During the construction period there will be periods of high noise. We would like to take the opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience caused to you.

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.

Important announcement about bicycle theft

While we love and treasure our trusty steeds, we must keep them safe. Sadly, there have recently been a number of bike thefts in public places in the vicinity of the City Club car park. We encourage all members parking in the area to secure your bikes as best as possible. Although even bikes locked with thick, coiled wire-strand locks can prove to be 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.

RACV Healesville country club manager Rob Everett smiles for the camera

Introducing Healesville Country Club Manager

Rob Everett

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.

Life Member Luncheon

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.

RACV life members pose for a group picture

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.

Labour Day Operating Hours

Changes to operating hours for Labour Day, Monday 13 March.

City Club

Club Conservatory
Closed

Gallery Lounge
Closed

Members’ Dining Room
Closed

Le Petit Gâteau
Closed

Carbine Bar
Open: noon to 6pm

Courtyard
Closed

Wine Bar
Closed

Library
Closed

Fitness Centre
Closed

One Spa and Barber
Closed

Club Tours and Travel
Closed

Healesville Country Club

Fitness Centre
Closed

One Spa
Closed

RACV members enjoy a wine getaway at Healesville club

From the Vine

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!

Christian Maier
RACV Club Sommelier

Bollinger champagne and filled glass

You Could Win!

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.

Win a Melba Wine Club Membership

Purchase a glass of De Bortoli wine from City Club or Healesville in April or May and go in the draw to win a one-year Melba Wine Club membership and lunch for two at De Bortoli Locale restaurant valued at $1070.

Terms and conditions apply for all competitions. Competition closes at 11.59pm on Wed 31 May 2017. Draw will take place at 501 Bourke St Melbourne on Thu 15 Jun 2017. Winners will be published online at racv.com.au/club and notified by mail and/or telephone. For full terms and conditions, please refer to racv.com.au/competitions.

RACV members check on at a resort

Changing or Cancelling your RACV Resort Booking

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.

Exciting New Club Member Benefit

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.

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