RI Convention in Sydney, Australia
We are once again planning some special events at the International Convention and we hope you are planning on attending. Chris Joscelyne is coordinating all our events and so far he has planned the following:
We have some excellent events organized for the Sydney RI Convention:
There will be a cooking school on Saturday where Australian food is prepared to pair with some good Aussie wines. This is still being set up so the details will be published in the next newsletter.
SUNDAY 1 JUNE 7:30pm
Rotarian James Gamvros will be our host at his Aesop’s Restaurant in Macquarie Street Sydney for an authentic Greek banquet accompanied by Australian wines. This will be a fun fellowship night that will be a wonderful way to start our Sydney convention experience. 160 guests. Cost A$74.00 per person including the banquet and the n wines.
TUESDAY 3 JUNE 7:30pm
The venue is the Australian Ballroom at The Menzies Hotel where our Wine Lovers’ Banquet will feature delicious Australian food produce and superb Australian wines. This night will feature some wonderful wines and a keynote speaker from the Australian wine industry. 190 guests. Cost A$115.00 per person including dinner and the premium Australian wines.
WEDNESDAY 4 JUNE 7:30pm
We will take the free train from the city across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Kirribilli Club at Lavender Bay, overlooking Sydney Harbour. We will enjoy a first class buffet and Australian wines as we look out on the harbour lights of Sydney. 120 guests. Cost A$88.00 per person including the buffet, Australian wines and Australian beers.
THURSDAY 5 / FRIDAY 6 JUNE
A two-day bus excursion to Australia’s iconic wine region, the Hunter Valley. We will visit several vineyards and taste a wide variety of wines for which the region is famous. Final itinerary and costing expected soon. We may also offer an alternative tour to the Mudgee wine region around Orange.
Booking details and costs will be circulated in January. Please ensure you are registered to attend the RI Convention prior to booking our events, as there can be no refunds once you book online. All bookings will be managed by Eventbrite and we will accept MasterCard, Visa or PayPal.
Note: Sydney is an expensive city, similar to New York, London and Tokyo, so the prices that Chris has negotiated are good deals. Note also that the above prices are in Australian Dollars and the current exchange rate is about: A$1.00 = US$0.91
Chris Joscelyne, RWAF Events Coordinator - Australia