Canberra Chapter

March 2020

Saturday

21 MarCanberra

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Terrific Tassie

A couple of weeks driving around Tassie. Terrific! NOTE: This run is CANCELLED. Maybe next year?

Duration
16 days (21 March - 05 April)
Meet
TBA
Organiser
Ken Keeling, 0427 510 965, kendiana@bigpond.net.au

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April 2020

Friday

17 AprNatMeet

NatMeet XIV Hunter Valley NSW (Cancelled)

UPDATE: Event postponed

Duration
5 days (17 April - 21 April)
Meet
Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort, 15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin NSW
Organiser
NatMeet Committee

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Friday

17 AprCanberra

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Hill End 2020

Hill End: Unfortunately, we gave had to cancel this run, following the cancellation of ‘The End' Festival of arts, culture and heritage. Sorry. We'll try to work up another plan for next year!

Duration
3 days (17 April - 19 April)
Meet
Gibraltar Street Bungendore, opposite the PoliceStation. (Car park for the Mick Sherd Oval)
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, jimmy4jewels@gmail.com

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Sunday

26 AprCanberra

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Tallagandra Hill Winery Lunch

MX-5. Check. Winery. Check. Lunch. Check. Going? You bet! SORRY THIS RUN HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Meet
TBA
Organiser
Ken Keeling, 0427 510 965, kendiana@bigpond.net.au

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May 2020

Saturday

02 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. SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Meet
Poppy’s Cafe, Australian War Memorial, Campbell ACT
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Friday

15 MayCanberra

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Dubbo Zoofari

Join us for another epic road trip. With visits to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo and tour of the Royal Flying Doctor Visitor Centre, this promises to be a beauty! SORRY, THIS RUN HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Duration
3 days (15 May - 17 May)
Meet
Hall lay-by, Barton Highway Hall
Organiser
Jennifer Le, 0402 029 476, jennle@tpg.com.au

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Wednesday

27 MayCanberra

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Kiki's at Collector

Collector is only 30 minutes up the highway, if you go the direct way. We're not going the direct way. Rod has got great plans for this mid-week run. We'll end up at Kiki's in the Grove, just out of Collector, for lunch, but how we get there is anybody's guess. SORRY, THIS RUN HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Meet
McDonalds Mitchell, Northbourne Avenue (at EPIC)
Organiser
Rod Nicholas, 0419436296, rod_nicholas@yahoo.com

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Sunday

31 MayCanberra

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Lunch at the Rusty Table, Cootamundra

Join Peter Wilson as he leads us on this Sunday run to the Rusty Table Cafe in downtown Cootamundra. SORRY, THIS RUN HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Meet
The Baker at Sutton, 1 Victoria Street, Sutton
Organiser
Peter wilson, 0402 248 553, peterwilson@grapevine.com.au

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June 2020

Saturday

06 JunCanberra

RSVP

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
Poppy’s Cafe, Australian War Memorial, Campbell ACT
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Wednesday

17 JunCanberra

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Lunch at the Taralga Pub

Join Kerry for a run to the Taralga Pub for lunch. Run through countryside via Gundaroo, Gunning (for coffee, of course), and Crookwell before heading off to Taralga for a hearty lunch at the famous pub.

Organiser
Kerry Evans, 0401 829 646, kerrym.evans@live.com.au

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Sunday

28 JunCanberra

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Lunch at the Bay

We're off to the Bay for lunch. And if we're going down the coast, we might as well eat seafood at one of the best seafood joints in town - JJ's at the Marina.

Meet
Spotlight Carpark, 6 Bungendore Road, Queanbeyan
Organiser
Ron Tollenaar, 0433 081 263, ron.tollenaar57@gmail.com

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July 2020

Friday

03 JulCanberra

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Way Out West (a bit)

James & Giulia are leading the pack for a loooong weekend way out west (or a little out west anyway) to explore the sights around Wagga Wagga, Narrandera, Griffith, and West Wyalong.

Duration
4 days (03 July - 06 July)
Meet
Hall lay-by, Barton Highway, Hall
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, jimmy4jewels@gmail.com

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Saturday

04 JulCanberra

RSVP

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
Poppy’s Cafe, Australian War Memorial, Campbell ACT
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Saturday

11 JulCanberra

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Mystery Tour

It's a mystery to me. We're off on a magical mystery tour. Maybe we'll follow the mystery train? Maybe we'll spot the mystery girl?

Meet
TBA
Organiser
Ian Leyton-Grant, 0400 488 803, leytongrant@bigpond.com.au

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Wednesday

22 JulCanberra

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Picturesque Picton

With fine colonial buildings, Picton is a rural delight where you’ll be charmed by the cafes, shops and markets in this beautiful historic town near World Heritage wilderness and other enchanting heritage towns. After a sumptuous lunch at one of the grand pubs, there will be time to explore a little, or just head home.

Meet
The Baker, Victoria Street, Sutton
Organiser
Steve Wakeling, 0416 040 572, stephen.wakeling@aussie.com.au

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Saturday

25 JulCanberra

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Christmas in July

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 Christmas in July Feast or stay the night to make the most of the Centre's historic beauty and tranquil gardens.

Duration
2 days (25 July - 26 July)
Meet
Hall Lay-by, Barton Highway, Hall
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, jimmy4jewels@gmail.com

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August 2020

Saturday

01 AugCanberra

RSVP

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
Poppy’s Cafe, Australian War Memorial, Campbell ACT
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Saturday

08 AugCanberra

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Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory

Everybody likes chocolate and everyone with a MX-5 likes a good drive. So why not cater to everyone? We'e off to Junee for a tour of the Licorice and Chocolate Factory, and a bite to eat at their Millroom Restaurant (I hear their hot chocolate made with real melted Belgium styled chocolate is a real treat).

Meet
Hall lay-by, Barton Highway, Hall
Organiser
Rod Nicholas, 0419 436 296, rod_nicholas@yahoo.com

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Wednesday

12 AugCanberra

RSVP

Canberra Chapter Annual Meeting

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

Meet
TBA
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, jimmy4jewels@gmail.com

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Saturday

15 AugCanberra

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Tour to Tathra

Ron is going to take us to Tathra - a thriving community on the NSW Sapphire Coast that makes for a wonderful seaside escape. There's more here to do than you can poke a stick at. Swim at the beaches, walk the dunes, explore the oldest deep-water timber wharf on Australia’s East Coast, taste freshly shucked oysters grown in pristine waters ...

Duration
2 days (15 August - 16 August)
Meet
TBA
Organiser
Ron Tollenaar, 0433 081 263, ron.tollenaar57@gmail.com

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Wednesday

26 AugCanberra

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Lunch at the Wombat Pub

You'd have to be muddleheaded to miss this mid-week run to Wombat. Join us for a back-roads 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. We need at least 15 people for the pub to open, so please register early with Jon.

Meet
Calwell Shops, Webber Crescent, Calwell
Organiser
John Chapuis, 0411 899 890, chapuis@iinet.net.au

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September 2020

Saturday

05 SepCanberra

RSVP

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
Poppy’s Cafe, Australian War Memorial, Campbell ACT
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Saturday

05 SepCanberra

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Run to the High Country

Join super-experienced Run Leader Ken Keeling on a weekend run the the High Country, exploring Jindabyne and surrounding areas. Guaranteed fun.

Duration
2 days (05 September - 06 September)
Meet
TBA
Organiser
Ken Keeling, 0427 510 965, kendiana@bigpond.net.au

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Wednesday

16 SepCanberra

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Husky Lunch

Huskisson. A South Coast treasure. Mid-week run for lunch at Huskisson - a great drive down the coast and a great feed. Magic!

Meet
TBA
Organiser
Ken Keeling, 0427 510 965, kendiana@bigpond.net.au

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Friday

25 SepCanberra

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Mudgee Food and Wine Festival

Come along to the Annual Wine and Food Festival – another of Ken and Diana’s great long-weekend trips.

Duration
4 days (25 September - 28 September)
Meet
TBA
Organiser
Ken Keeling, 0427 510 965, kendiana@bigpond.net.au

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October 2020

Saturday

03 OctCanberra

RSVP

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
Poppy’s Cafe, Australian War Memorial, Campbell ACT
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Sunday

04 OctCanberra

RSVP

Running of the Sheep - The Boorowa Irish Woolfest

Heads wool roll if ewe don't flock to Boorowa for the annual Running of the Sheep!

Organiser
Peter & Julie Austin, 0410 257 360, 0412 577 920, pandjaustin@gmail.com

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Saturday

24 OctCanberra

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Mayfield Gardens

Two gardens in one, over one two-day run! We'll be there at the end of the 16 day Spring Festival, when the Hawkins Family opens its Private Garden to visitors, so this is your opportunity to explore the entire 160 acres of Mayfield.

Duration
2 days (24 October - 25 October)
Meet
TBA
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412251156, jimmy4jewels@gmail.com

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November 2020

Wednesday

04 NovCanberra

RSVP

Crookwell - Sox and Restored Cars

Who would have thought there was so much to see in Crookwell? If all you've done is drive through on the way to somewhere else, or drop in for a quick recaffeination, then you have missed the Crookwell Sock Factory (Lidner Quality Socks) and Sydney Vintage Car Restorations. Both are well worth a visit. Join Norm Barker on this interesting run.

Meet
TBA
Organiser
Norm Barker, 0409 604 041, nrbarker@grapevine.com.au

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Saturday

07 NovCanberra

RSVP

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
Poppy’s Cafe, Australian War Memorial, Campbell ACT
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Sunday

15 NovCanberra

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Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves are the largest, most spectacular and most famous caves in Australia. Explore the world's oldest caves - one of the most outstanding cave systems in the world. Join Bob and Bricet as they lead us on a grand tour.

Duration
2 days (15 November - 16 November)
Meet
TBA
Organiser
Bob & Bricet Judd, 0422 386 660, bob.judd@bobrick.net.au

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Sunday

22 NovCanberra

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Marques in the Park 2020

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.

Meet
John Knight Memorial Park, Belconnen
Organiser
Bob Judd, 0422 386 660, bob.judd@bobrick.net.au

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December 2020

Saturday

05 DecCanberra

RSVP

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
Poppy’s Cafe, Australian War Memorial, Campbell ACT
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0412 251 156, canberra@mx5.com.au

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Saturday

12 DecCanberra

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Christmas Lunch and Presentations

Christmas Lunch with Chapter Presentations, including Canberra Member of the Year and Canberra Motorsport Member of the Year. This is a great way to end the year.

Meet
TBA
Organiser
James & Giulia Schiemer, 0428 777 231, jimmy4jewels@gmail.com

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