CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 2020

  

                                       Website:  www.gradssocialclub.com.au

New membership and enquiries:  newmembership@gradssocialclub.com.au       

 

 

ADVANCE NOTICE

16-19/11 – SHOALHAVEN ESCAPE WITH ONCOURSE TOURS
A 4 day tour featuring the best of the Shoalhaven Coast, along with the Southern Highlands. Highlights include Kiama, Berry, Gerringong, Jervis Bay cruise, Fitzroy Fall, Red Cow Farm and Kangaroo Valley. Accommodation is the 4 star Mercure Gerringong. Cost is $895 with single supplement $280.   

GRADS Members’ Special Interest Groups

The Club depends on the members’ input for all its activities.  Events in our monthly Newsletter are all offered by GRADS Members. Some are regular and are repeated each month and others are one-off, prompted by different member ideas.

If you have a special interest outside the regular events in our Newsletter please contact one of our members.

To start we have:
        Bush walking, cycling
        Dancing, Rock n Roll, Swing, Ceroc
        Golf mid-week
        Open Gardens - public & private
        Theatre
        Travel

We aim to build on this range of special interests from members' input.  If you have a special interest and would like to have people join you occasionally, or want to discuss an idea please let us know.                

      

REGULAR EVENTS

Every Friday - GRADS ZOOM DISCUSSION – 2:30 pm
Email me if you are interested and I will put you on an email list to receive alerts on coming topics. Recent topics covered current news events and social reactions to them, e.g. “The Australian Constitution and the relationship between States” and “China’s influence over Australia’s politics and business”. Some research by everyone on the topic preferred, of course. Familiarity with using Zoom essential.
                 

Every Sunday - TENNIS – 1 pm to 5 pm, Cammeray       

Medium+ grade players who enjoy a fun game of tennis. Cost $15. Privately run but GRADS members regularly attend. Cnr Park & Ernest St, Cammeray above Golf Course. Can just turn up.
 

NOTICES

 

FREE COMPUTER VIDEO TUTORIALS
Since lockdown and extra time at home, we are all using our tech devices much more.
Here are some trusted sites that have free, easy to follow lessons. Use CTRL-click on links below or copy them into your web browser.

        

BE CONNECTED - Gov. Site, an excellent site with a wide range of topics
Learn On-line Banking with a mock bank account

https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au/topic-library/introduction-to-online-banking/getting-started-with-online-banking
List of Other Topics
https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au/topic-library
https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au/topic-library/windows-laptop-getting-started
WEA – including  ZOOM
https://www.weasydney.com.au/courses/Digital+Skills/Computer+Essentials
ZOOM – very good
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

  
ANY MEMBERS FOR SOCIAL GOLF - eight holes, Woollahra Golf Club
Interested in some rounds of Golf this month? Any day or time except Thursday morning. Beginner to Intermediate level but need to book 1-2 weeks ahead. 50 O'Sullivan Rd, Rose Bay. Cost $28 or $12 conc.

 

SEPTEMBER

Maximum 10 people per booking or per group in restaurants/clubs/hotels.
Maximum 20 people in private home.

5/9 Saturday 12 noon - LUNCH AT THE TOXTETH HOTEL, Glebe
345 Glebe Point Rd, corner Wigram Rd. Beer garden at back, street parking. Mains approx. $22. Limit of 10.

6/9 Sunday 10am – BRUNCH, Willoughby
Join us at Soulplate Cafe, entrance in Oakville Rd which has plenty of parking on that street or in adjoining carpark. Address: 2/63 Penshurst St cnr. Oakville Rd. Rug up warmly.

6/9 Sunday 12.00 noon – BRUNCH, Bondi Junction
Join us at Coco Noir in Westfield Shopping Centre. If you walk along Level 3 towards Woolworths, it’s beside the escalator. We’re a little later than before because the café is quieter then. The menu is similar to our last place, but you order and pay at the counter. Please advise if you’re coming.

6/9 Sunday 3pm – SUNDAY BOOK CLUB via Zoom
Please note that our starting time is 3pm on this occasion. We will discuss Bruny by Heather Rose.  This discussion will be conducted by Zoom. Our October book is The Yield by Tara June Winch.

8/9 Tuesday 10.00am – MORNING SOCIAL IN PRIMROSE PARK, Cremorne
Bring a thermos and collapsible chair to a park for some fresh air, a chat, a rant, a walk maybe, whatever. No coffee shops nearby, park benches might be occupied, and observe 1.5m distancing, of course – so definitely bring a chair. Primrose Park is at the far end of Young Street. Catch any of the buses that stop along Military Road from North Sydney or Wynyard and walk 10 minutes down Young Street. Parking available. Please advise your mobile details in case weather misbehaves.

9/9 Wednesday 6.30pm - Italian Dinner, Surry Hills
We return again to enjoy this Southern Italian much loved pasta and wine bar. Table booked for 6 persons approx $55pp, plus wine. Milli Vini, 397 Crown St Surry Hills, near Foveaux St and Messina Gelato!  Please book ASAP

13/9 Sunday 10.30am - BRUNCH AT BELLA BLUE, Lindfield
1/303 Pacific Highway, about 100m south from the Lindfield station, Pacific Hwy exit on the railway side of the road. There is plenty of parking close to the cafe. Orders are made and paid for individually at the register. Maximum 10 people allowed per table.  Do not turn up without booking.

15/9 Tuesday 6.30pm TUESDAY BOOK CLUB – Leichhardt. Members Only
Our book this month is "The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett. Meal provided. Numbers are limited, RSVP essential. The book for October will be "A Room Made of Leaves" by Kate Grenville.

18/9 Friday 5.00pm ITALIAN DINNER , Bondi
Totti’s casual Italian Restaurant, Royal Hotel, 283 Bondi Road, Bondi. Vegetarian Options. No waiting times and no pre-payments.  Max. 7 members. RSVP essential.

19/9 Saturday 9:30am – OUTDOOR BREAKFAST, Centennial Park
Catch up on a Saturday, for a change, with chit chat, take-away coffee, pastries or a tasty egg and bacon roll. Meet at the Spruce Goose Diner (silver caravan), Parkes Drive, near the duck ponds, undercover seating nearby. Wear warm clothes. Plenty of parking. 

23/9 Wednesday 10:30am- THE CALYX in BLOOM, Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Celebrate the re-opening of the Gardens by immersing yourself in a wonderful display of 18,000 flowers in the Calyx, curated by the horticultural team.  Afterward, relax over coffee and snacks at a nearby cafe. Donation: by card not cash. Maximum 10 people

24/9 Thursday 10am -CATCH UP AND CHAT, Mosman
Meet in Headland Park right next to Frenchy's cafe on the corner opposite Cobbittee St and Middle Head Road. Take away coffee is available at Frenchy's café. This is an outdoor event bring a chair and warm clothing.

26/9 Saturday 12pm - LONG LAZY LUNCH, Longueville.
Covid restrictions so booking only for 10 people. Please do not turn up without confirmation.

27/9 Sunday 9.30 am - BREAKFAST, Surry Hills
Breakfast with friends at Lumiere Café with an abundant choice. From the popular Ricotta Hot Cakes and French Brioche to the savoury favourites of the Corn Cake Stack and Breaky Burger. Plus a wonderful selection of Eggs Benedict options. 13/417 Bourke St, Surry Hills (opp Short St). 2 hour street parking, between Albion St and Taylor Sq. Booking is for 8 persons only, please book ASAP. Covid requirement is that number must be confirmed.

OCTOBER

3/10 Saturday 12 noon - LUNCH AT THE TOXTETH HOTEL, Glebe
345 Glebe Point Rd, corner Wigram Rd. Beer garden at back, street parking. Mains approx. $22. Limit of 10.

4/10 Sunday 10am – BRUNCH, Willoughby
Join us at Soulplate Cafe, entrance in Oakville Rd which has plenty of parking on that street or in adjoining carpark. Address: 2/63 Penshurst St cnr. Oakville Rd. Rug up warmly.

4/10 Sunday 12.00 noon – BRUNCH, Bondi Junction
Join us at Coco Noir in Westfield Shopping Centre. If you walk along Level 3 towards Woolworths, it’s beside the escalator. Please let us know if you’re coming.

4/10 Sunday 6pm – SUNDAY BOOK CLUB via Zoom
Please note that our starting time is 6pm. We will discuss The Yield by Tara June Winch.  This discussion will be conducted by Zoom. Our November book is The End of October by Lawrence Wright.

 
         

 

                                                                            DISCLAIMERS

GRADS Social Club Inc. makes no specific or implied undertaking in relation to any event or subgroup that is organised independently of the Committee, or any event that is not advertised in the Newsletter Calendar.

Photos taken at GRADS Social Club Inc. events may be published on its websites. If you do not want a particular photo published, please let the photographer or a Committee member know as soon as possible.

 

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