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Victorian Branch - Melbourne Midwinter Dinner & Reunion
Friday 22nd June 2018 - 6.30 pm

'Bayview Eden', 6 Queens Road, Melbourne.

1948 ~ MACQUARIE ISLAND, 70 years an ANARE station
& 50 years since the 1968 Amery Ice Shelf 4 man party was wintering over

The 2018 Dinner is an All Expeditioners Function.
All guests must be AAP/ANARE or other polar expeditioners.
No limit on guests invited and booked by financial Members.
Station Reunions Welcome

Financial Club members $95 per head (2016 prices)
Members' Guests $110 per head.

Pre-dinner drinks and hor d'oeuvres followed by all inclusive 3 course meal with drinks

This is the list of who was there at the Melbourne midwinter dinner 2018

On-line Bookings
Click to book and pay by card and have your ticket(s) sent by email

Please note: (1) Melbourne MWD now uses Trybooking for its on-line bookings which is very straightforward.
(2) The booking system via the members login to the Club website which has been used
in previous years for Melbourne MWD is to be discontinued.
However, booking which have already been made through the members login will be valid.

Bookings Enquiries
Contact Victorian Branch Social Secretary Rob Nash 03 9315 6359 Mob. 0447 286 193

Cheque payment & Postal Bookings
Send to: Brian Harvey,
C/- PO Box 144,
Bentleigh East, Vic 3165
The Booking Form has also been provided in the Autumn issue of Aurora

General Enquiries
Ian Mackie, Function Coordinator, 03 5944 4124 Mob. 0429 057 474

Bookings close Friday 16 June 2017 - Early bookings appreciated.

The BAYVIEW EDEN is pleased to offer the ANARE Club a 10% discount on the best accommodation rate
available at Bayview Eden Melbourne. Mention ANARE CLUB when booking via or by phone: 03 9250 2222.

Pls Note the VIC Branch AGM will be held on Tuesday 24 July at 8pm 2018
Emerald Hotel, 415 Claredon St. South Melbourne
(meals from 6pm)

Victorian Branch - ANARE Club

The VICTORIAN Branch was formerly established on 22 April 2017. These are the minutes of the meeting.

Office bearers

  • President - Ian Mackie
  • Vice-President - Keith Godfrey
  • Secretary - Jenna Kelley
  • Treasurer - Chris Gamgee
  • MWD/Social Secretary - Rob Nash
  • Other council members - Nancy Bulner, Brian Harvey


(organised by ANARE Club Victorian branch for members)
  • Friday night 22nd June
    Same format as 2017 ~ Full Booking Details in April Aurora.
  • Tuesday night 24th July
    Victorian branch AGM, commencing 8pm
    at Emerald Hotel, 415 Claredon Street, South Melbourne.
    Meals from 6pm.
  • December 2018: date - To Be Advised but may be -Fri 7th Dec
    Sunset Drinks over-looking Port Phillip Bay at the enchanting Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, Pier Rd, St.Kilda.
Members Note: If planning to attend any of these functions, Pls Advise
  • Rob Nash, Vic Secretary, Email:, mob: 0447 286 193, or
  • Ian Mackie Vic President, 03 5944 4124, mob(sms) 0429 057 474
    or mail: PO Box Beaconsfield 3807 for more details.

Who was there - Victorian Branch - Melbourne Midwinter Dinner & Reunion 23 June 2017