Convenor's BBQ: RPM's Donkey Day Out

24 April 2018 / Story by Graham Fletcher Photos by Gillian Fletcher and Jason Brown

Sunday 8th April 2018

After meeting up at McGraths Hill for a cuppa before heading out, the RPM members had a relatively short run up the Bells Line of Road for a relaxed day with hosts Garry and Robyn Keyvar, at their gorgeous property at Berambing. Many police vehicles manned the roads looking for another car club that headed up that way at speed, never a wise thing to do on a Sunday. Upon arrival at our destination we put the cars out to graze in the car park and settled in for morning tea, while catching up on the latest news.

Concerns about the weather were not warranted as the sun began to shine through the morning cloud cover to create a splendid day of around 25 degrees.

Robyn and Garry are breeders of Irish donkeys and Robyn introduced us to her latest Jenny’s and the children who are only a few months and days old, all while giving a very interesting talk on these lovely, warm, little-known animals.

Newcomers to the RPM Chapter and even Sydney members were welcomed on the day as always from our members who delight in the chance to make new and interesting friends. Gary cooked the sausages on the BBQ while other members provided bits and pieces as prearranged. Although the cakes and biscuits were wonderful, I think the winner on the day went to Gina who produced the cheesecake of the century.

Thank you to Brigid and Ron for organising and leading the run.

RPM’ers would also like to extend a huge thank you to Garry & Robyn for their warm, hospitality and organising a day that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.