Canberra Chapter Christmas Lunch and Presentations

18 December 2019 / Words by Giulia Schiemer, Photos by Rod Nicholas

Saturday 14 December 2019

It wasn’t just a Christmas Lunch, but a gathering of friends who got together to cap off another fantastic year for our Canberra Chapter. 

Not only did Yowani put on a very scrumptious lunch for the 61 people who attended, but as always they provided us with a great room for our very chatty group to come together.

It never really matters where we go, we always have so much to talk about, runs that we’ve been on, runs that we plan to go on, and of course, our cars! On this occasion we all managed to talk and catch up for over three hours! And, as always, there’s the ‘just don’t want to leave” group who hangs around for those last drinks, teas, and coffees.

Over the course of the afternoon a number of very deserving people were recognised for their contribution to the club over this last year. We also announced the Member of the Year award for our Canberra Chapter, congratulations to Cecelia and Steve Wakeling, our New Member of the Year, Maryanne Nicholas, and our Motorsport Member of the Year, Rob Withers.

The theme for this year’s Christmas do was “Black and White” and the lovely Joyce Woods took out the prize for the best dressed lady, and, once again no one else stood a chance against Jim Woods who turned up in a “Cash-Cow” outfit and took home the “over the top gent” award!

After the formalities, the fun continued, and we drew our lucky door prizes. Through lots of cheering, booing and mooing we handed out over 40 lucky door prizes, which meant that most couples, if not everyone, went home with a prize!

Not only was it a great afternoon but we ran a raffle, the prize being a bottle of Glenfiddich Whisky, which was won by Megan White. Money raised, $210, will now be donated to CareFlight, our nominated charity.

Thank you so much to all who attended our Christmas Lunch and made it such a success, now it’s on to 2020!

Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to you all.

See photos by Rod Nicholas here