Marong Malone Park. Free entry to PACA members but you need to bring a copy of your Packardian with you as proof of membership, otherwise it is a $20 entry fee. Arrive before 10:30 am and no vehicle movement or exit before 2:00 pm to ensure the safety of all attending. The Rotary Club will be on site with catering; alternatively bring your own picnic lunch.
Meet at 10:45 am at McRae Homestead, 11 Beverley Road, McRae. This is a National Trust Property. Entry: free for National Trust members, $10 adults, $7 concession and $4 children. The homestead was built in 1844 and is one of the oldest existing houses in Victoria. The guided tour of the homestead takes about 45 minutes, leaving plenty of time to explore the other features the property has to offer.
Bring a picnic lunch with you as there are no café facilities at this site.
After lunch those who would like to do so can travel about 30 km back towards Melboure to visit another National Trust Property, Mulberry Hill, situated at 385 Golf Links Road, Langwarrin. This was the home of Daryl Lindsay, who founded the National Gallery of Victoria, and Joan Lindsay, author of Picnic at Hanging Rock. Prices for entry are the same as at McRae Homestead.
Once again we are joining with the Studebaker Car Club to share in their weekend at Geelong. As we have experienced in previous years, the Studebaker Club members host a fantastic weekend with a variety of activities focused on both cars and socialising.
This year the central part of our outing is to join in on the Saturday when the Studebaker Club holds its concours day.
For anyone who would like to join in for the whole weekend (25th to 27th October), the Studebaker Club members are staying at the Riverglen Holiday Park, 75 Barrabool Road, Belmont, 3216, phone (03) 5243 5505, website www.riverglenhp.com.au; if you want to stay there then book as soon as possible as places are filling fast.
Details of the planned weekend are:
Friday Night: BBQ dinner put on by the car club at the Riverglen holiday park.
Saturday: Concours at Eastern Beach Reserve and also a ladies’ bus trip to the Geelong Mill Market, followed by lunch at a local winery.
Sunday Morning: Breakfast put on by the Car Club at Riverglen Holiday Park, followed by a run to the Geelong Museum of Motoring & Industry. Lunch at the Railway Hotel in Bannockburn.
This year the Bendigo Swap is scheduled for the weekend 16th to 17th November. The Packard Car Club (Vic Region) has taken on responsibility for the trading site formerly held by club member Noel Jenner.
We plan to use this site to promote the Club but will need extra volunteers to ensure there is always someone on the site to meet and greet and answer any inquiries, and also during the night to ensure the security of objects on the site.
Site set up will be on the afternoon of Friday 15th and set down on the afternoon of Sunday 17th November.
Members who volunteer their time on the site will also be able to bring any surplus items they have to offer for sale. For further information please contact Fred Dosser.
Additionally, members may volunteer to do a two hour session assisting the Swap organisers to admit patrons and issue pass-outs, etc., at one of the entry points to the grounds. Each two hour session entitles the volunteer to free entry to the Swap for the weekend and also provides a $20 donation from the organisers to our club. Several members have been volunteering in this way for the past few years so feel free to join in. If interested, please contact our Regional Director, John Payne.
Our Christmas outing this year is being hosted by the Kings at their home in Kilsyth.
Meet from 11:00 am onwards and expect to head for home sometime between 3:00 and 4:00 pm.
Could those attending with surnames starting with A-K bring a dessert and L-Z bring a salad please.
Further details about other catering arrangements will be posted as they are forthcoming.
The day will include a raffle and presentation of a small gift to those bringing a Packard.