Canberra Chapter

April 2019

Friday

19 AprAll Club

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NotMeet 2019

Continuing in the tradition of holding NotMeet at Easter in the non-NatMeet years, 2019 sees us returning to the Celtic Country of Glen Innes in the NSW New England Highlands. This four-day event is a fantastic opportunity to socialise with our Queensland cousins - don't miss it.

Duration
4 days (19 April - 22 April)
Meet
McDonalds Thornton Cnr Thornton Road and New England Hwy
Organiser
Stephen Carter, 0418 660997, cartmanoz@iinet.net.au

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Sunday

28 AprCanberra

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Explore Iandra Castle

Join Ian Bottcher as he leads a run through the rolling hills to Greenethorpe, just 26 kilometres from Young, where we will have the opportunity to explore the Iandra Castle - a heritage-listed homestead - and its surrounding buildings and gardens. You MUST register with Ian before 21 April. Do it now!

Meet
Hall lay-by, Barton Highway Hall
Organiser
Ian Bottcher, 0478 729 667, ianbottcher@grapevine.com.au

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May 2019

Saturday

04 MayCanberra

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Canberra Coffee and Lies

Please join us for Coffee & Lies from 10:00 AM. It’s a chance to meet other club members just for a chat, or over coffee/tea and/or breakfast. New members, old members, prospective members, and curious non‑members are all welcome.

Meet
The Deck at Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Parkes ACT
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Wednesday

08 MayCanberra

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Robertson Pie Run

Join us on a mid-week run to Robertson to the shop that sells the pies that made Robertson famous.

Meet
McDonald's Mitchell, Northbourne Avenue
Organiser
Stephen Wakeling, 0416040572, stephen.wakeling@aussie.com.au

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Friday

17 MayCanberra

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Central West Nostalgia Journey

Join Tony McDonald as he leads us through the beautiful Central West towns of Parkes and Forbes and the surrounding region.

Duration
3 days (17 May - 19 May)
Meet
Hall lay-by, Barton Highway, Hall
Organiser
Tony McDonald, 0412 976 530, tandi12@bigpond.com

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Friday

24 MayCanberra

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Dinner at the Yacht Club

Come along for a relaxed dinner at the Southern Cross Yacht Club with your MX-5 friends.

Organiser
Canberra Chapter Social Sub-Committee, rhonda_e13@hotmail.com.au

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June 2019

Saturday

01 JunCanberra

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Canberra Coffee and Lies

Please join us for Coffee & Lies from 10:00 AM. It’s a chance to meet other club members just for a chat, or over coffee/tea and/or breakfast. New members, old members, prospective members, and curious non‑members are all welcome.

Meet
The Deck at Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Parkes ACT
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Wednesday

05 JunCanberra

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Lunch at the Wombat Pub

Ever been to Wombat? No, me neither. So join us on this mid-week run for a trip to down-town Wombat for a good old-fashioned pub lunch and a chance to learn a little more about our local(ish) region.

Meet
Hall lay-by, Barton Highway, Hall
Organiser
Jon Chapuis, 0411899890, chapuis@iinet.net.au

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Sunday

16 JunCanberra

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Lunch at Bannister's Bar and Grill, Mollymook

Join Peter Le as he whips us down the south coast for a gorgeous lunch at Bannister's Rooftop Bar and Grill in Mollymook.

Meet
TBA
Organiser
Peter Le, 0402069476, ple01@tpg.com.au

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Saturday

29 JunCanberra

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Kiama Overnight Run

Kiama might be the perfect place for a weekend away from Canberra's wintery days. Join Norm Barker on a couple of days on our beautiful south coast; you can only get there by travelling twisting, MX-5 friendly, roads.

Duration
2 days (29 June - 30 June)
Meet
Spotlight, Bungendore Road, Queanbeyan
Organiser
Norm Barker, 0409 604 041, nrbarker@grapevine.com.au

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Sunday

30 JunAll Club

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Brass Monkey 2019

Chase the Brass Monkey in 2019 over the mountains and into the dawn for a charity breakfast from Eastern Creek to Bathurst RSL Club starting at 6am on Sunday 30th June 2019.

Meet
Truck Rest Area past McDonalds at the M4 West Service Centre, Eastern Creek. Starting in 2019 we will have parking marshalls to ensure that no cars are parked in exposed areas.
Organiser
Michael Soulos, 0413 113 399, captain@mx5.com.au
Run Leader
Andrew Lord, 0414 323 726, breakfast@mx5.com.au

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July 2019

Saturday

06 JulCanberra

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Canberra Coffee and Lies

Please join us for Coffee & Lies from 10:00 AM. It’s a chance to meet other club members just for a chat, or over coffee/tea and/or breakfast. New members, old members, prospective members, and curious non‑members are all welcome.

Meet
The Deck at Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Parkes ACT
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Wednesday

24 JulCanberra

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Lunch at the Muddy Duck

Join Patrick McBride on a mid-week run to sample the tastes and hospitality of the Muddy Duck in Murrumburrah, a cafe extraordinaire located in the old Murrumburrah Post Office.

Meet
Hall lay-by, Barton Highway, Hall
Organiser
Patrick McBride, 0411524624, mcbride903@hotmail.com

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Sunday

28 JulCanberra

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Wombeyan Caves Tour

A couple of hours down the road are some exceptional caves just waiting to receive a bunch of good-natured MX-5 Club members. Join Wally and Jane Hicks as they lead us through peaceful and fresh bushland to an almost hidden treat.

Meet
TBA
Organiser
Wally and Jane Hick, 0478606428, wal.hick@gmail.com

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August 2019

Saturday

03 AugCanberra

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Canberra Coffee and Lies

Please join us for Coffee & Lies from 10:00 AM. It’s a chance to meet other club members just for a chat, or over coffee/tea and/or breakfast. New members, old members, prospective members, and curious non‑members are all welcome.

Meet
The Deck at Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Parkes ACT
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Wednesday

14 AugCanberra

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Annual Chapter Meeting

Our Annual Chapter Meeting is your opportunity to have a say in how the Chapter is run.

Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412251156, jimmy4jewels@gmail.com

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Saturday

24 AugCanberra

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Winter Christmas Feast

A little over an hour’s drive from Canberra, over some MX-friendly country roads, lies the St Clement’s Retreat and Conference Centre in Galong NSW. Join us for a Winter Christmas Feast or stay the night to make the most of the Centre's historic beauty and tranquil gardens.

Duration
2 days (24 August - 25 August)
Meet
Hall Lay-by, Barton Highway, Hall
Organiser
Jane Hick, 0478606428, jane.hick1@gmail.com

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Friday

30 AugCanberra

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Mazdas go to the Movies

Come along for a social evening of dinner and movies. Or maybe dinner and a show? Maybe just dinner? Whatever, let's just have some fun.

Organiser
Canberra Chapter Social Sub-Committee, 0402029476, jennle@tpg.com.au

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September 2019

Saturday

07 SepCanberra

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Canberra Coffee and Lies

Please join us for Coffee & Lies from 10:00 AM. It’s a chance to meet other club members just for a chat, or over coffee/tea and/or breakfast. New members, old members, prospective members, and curious non‑members are all welcome.

Meet
The Deck at Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Parkes ACT
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Sunday

15 SepAll Club

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President's Picnic 2019

This is the Club's annual extravaganza and we are expecting over 200 members and guests. Once again, the picnic and car show takes place on the grounds of Ebenezer Church. Club members are provided with morning tea and lunch for free.

Meet
Ebenezer Church, 95 Coromandel Rd, Ebenezer
Organiser
Michael Soulos, 0413 113 399, captain@mx5.com.au

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Monday

23 SepCanberra

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See the action at Wakefield Park raceway

This is an opportunity for non-track members to view the sports action at a Club Track Day.

Meet
TBA
Organiser
Jonathan Fox, 0409594522, johnfox57@bigpond.com

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Saturday

28 SepCanberra

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Southern Highlands Gardens and Wineries

Spring is a marvellous time to visit the Southern Highlands, which has some of Australia's best private gardens and an annual tulip festival that is well worth the drive. Join us for a tour of gardens and nearby wineries.

Duration
2 days (28 September - 29 September)
Meet
TBA
Organiser
Ken Keeling, 0427510965, kendiana@bigpond.net.au

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October 2019

Saturday

05 OctCanberra

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Canberra Coffee and Lies

Please join us for Coffee & Lies from 10:00 AM. It’s a chance to meet other club members just for a chat, or over coffee/tea and/or breakfast. New members, old members, prospective members, and curious non‑members are all welcome. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE FOR THIS MONTH ONLY

Meet
This month only at The Baker, 1 Victoria Street Sutton NSW, 2620
Organiser
James And Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Friday

25 OctCanberra

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Hill End Run

Hill End: a step back in time. Home of gold rushes, gold robbers, and (just a little up the road) solid gold wineries. Come and enjoy a great drive and great company, and explore Aussie history in this 'well-preserved colonial goldmining town'. Accommodation limits mean the run is STRICTLY LIMITED - only 4 spots left.

Duration
4 days (25 October - 28 October)
Meet
TBA
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412251156, jimmy4jewels@gmail.com

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November 2019

Saturday

02 NovCanberra

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Canberra Coffee and Lies

Please join us for Coffee & Lies from 10:00 AM. It’s a chance to meet other club members just for a chat, or over coffee/tea and/or breakfast. New members, old members, prospective members, and curious non‑members are all welcome.

Meet
The Deck at Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Parkes ACT
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Friday

08 NovCanberra

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Mazdas go to the Movies

Come along for a social evening of dinner and movies. Or maybe dinner and a show? Maybe just dinner? Whatever, let's just have some fun.

Organiser
Canberra Chapter Social Sub-Committee, 0402029476, jennle@tpg.com.au

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Sunday

10 NovCanberra

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Marques in the Park 2019

Come and join a display of our cars, talk to people about our cars and our club, and check out other (less famous) marques in the park.

Organiser
Bob Judd, 0422386660, bob.judd@bobrick.net.au

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Sunday

17 NovCanberra

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Jindabyne Joy-Ride

Join Rod Nicholas as he heads to Jindabyne for lunch on his first attempt at leading a run.

Meet
Blamey Square, Russell Hill
Organiser
Rod Nicholas, 0419436296, rod_nicholas@yahoo.com

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December 2019

Saturday

07 DecCanberra

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Canberra Coffee and Lies

Please join us for Coffee & Lies from 10:00 AM. It’s a chance to meet other club members just for a chat, or over coffee/tea and/or breakfast. New members, old members, prospective members, and curious non‑members are all welcome.

Meet
The Deck at Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Parkes ACT
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Saturday

14 DecCanberra

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Canberra Chapter Christmas Lunch and Presentations

Christmas Lunch with Chapter Presentations, including Canberra Member of the Year and Canberra Motorsport Member of the Year.

Meet
TBA
Organiser
Canberra Chapter Social Sub-Committee, 0402029476, jennle@tpg.com.au

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April 2020

Friday

17 AprNatMeet

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NatMeet XIV Hunter Valley NSW

The MX-5 Club of NSW is responsible for organising the next NatMeet of the MX-5 Clubs of Australia in 2020. Not only will 2020 be the 30th Anniversary of the MX-5 Club of NSW, we will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Mazda. This going to be huge!

Duration
5 days (17 April - 21 April)
Meet
Hunter Valley NSW
Organiser
NatMeet Committee, natmeet2020@mx5.com.au

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