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Activity Organiser - Alison Williams


 TLCCV Geelong Branch Social Gathering

Sun 7 August , 2022 at 11:30am   

Geelong Social
We are booked for 11.30am
Everyone welcome
Mains are $25, three options......Paella, Risotto or a curry, served with salad bread etc



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Social Co-ordinators - Grace Azzam & Helen Foley


 TLCCV Social Gathering

Sun 17 July  , 2022 at 12:30pm  

You are all invited to a Christmas in July Party

Sunday 17 July at 12:30pm at The Alibi, Caribbean Drive, Scorseby.

3 Course Lunch with free beer, wine or cider on arrival.

Drinks at Bar prices

Price: $50 per person, with children (up to 12) $20 each

Games, Music, Entertainment, Prizes, DJ Shazzam!!!

Free Parking!




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Activity Organiser - Alison Williams


followed by dinner at Ponds Hotel

 TLCCV Geelong Branch Social Gathering

Sat 18 June , 2022 at 3:45pm  

We meet at Battery World, Waurn Ponds at 3.45pm, we'll have the store to ourselves.

Roger Langham, Chief Batteryologist will update us with whats happening in the battery world. (I've asked him to be prepared for endless questions on Lithium Batteries.

Roger offers us a very, very, generous discount.

Join us afterwards for dinner at the Ponds Hotel,(across the car park - separate booking required)e'll meet at 3.45pm and have the store to ourselves. Click on picture to book.

This activity is followed by Dinner at Waurn Ponds Hotel at 5:45pm which is next door.




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Social Organiser - Angela Di Lallo


   TLCCV Social Gathering

Sun 20 February , 2022 at 5pm   

The next Social event for the Melbourne Branch will be the long postponed Okami Japanese Restaurant on Sunday 20th February at 205 Nelson Place, Williamstown at 5pm.

Pay at the door ($36.80 for adults, $32.80 for Seniors).

Parking is available nearby and seems to be free after 5pm. The session goes for 2 hours and there are plenty of ice cream places and coffee places if we want to kick on afterwards. Places are limited!







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Activity Organiser - Alison Williams


  Geelong Branch Social Gathering

Sun 13 February,  2022 - 10:30am onwards   


Meet at Waurn Ponds for a Leisurely drive to a picnic area in the Otways.

BYO Picnic lunch, or if weather permits, a a BBQ on the wood fired BBQs.

Short walks along the boardwalk, followed by a waterfall, or a beach walk.

Everyone's Welcome.





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Activity Organiser - Alison Williams


  Geelong Branch Social Gathering

Sat 11 December,  2021 - 4pm onwards   


Join the Geelong Branch for our Annual Christmas BBQ at Big Rock Picnic Ground at The You Yangs.

The Geelong Branch will provide Main course and we ask that you bring along a Salad or Dessert.

There will be several taking the 30 min walk around Big Rock and others will be heading our on their mountain bikes for a ride before the BBQ.

Everyone's Welcome.



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Activity Organiser - Alison Williams


 Geelong Branch Social Gathering


Sun 11 July , 2021 at 2pm   


Calling all Fishermen - Fishing licence required!

Join us for an afternoon of Redfin fishing in St Augustine Pond.

Meet at Arco Highton.





Activity Organiser - Alison Williams


 Geelong Branch Social Gathering


Sat 3 July , 2021 at 5:30pm  


You’re all welcome to join us at the Eastern Spice Restaurant in Bellarine Street, Geelong.

Arrive early and take a sunset walk along the beautiful Geelong Waterfront and Gardens or take a ride on the Ferris Wheel.





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Activity Organiser - Greg Fleet


 TLCCV Social Gathering

Sat 1 May  , 2021 at 3:45pm  

We'll meet at 3.45pm and have the store to ourselves.
Roger Langham, Chief Batteryologist, will update us with all that's happening in the battery world.

Do you know the difference between a "Starting" and a "Deep Cycle" battery?

Which battery is right for your vehicle and how to get the best life from your battery.

Battery World is a TLCCV sponsor and offer a very, very generous discount.

Followed by Dinner at Waurn Ponds Hotel which is next door (see separate booking below)

Limited to 40 members





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Activity Organiser - Alison Williams


 TLCCV Social Gathering

Sat 1 May  , 2021 at 5:30pm  

Arrive early and catch up with fellow members.

Enjoy a leisurely meal in The Ponds Bistro.

Why not book in for the Battery World visit too?





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(Activity Leader)

Portarlington Pier Picnic
(Geelong Branch Activity)

Sun 14 Mar, 2021

Join us in Portarlington for a Picnic beside the Pier.

Take a stroll down the Pier and watch the Port Phillip Ferry Dock,view the Melbourne skyline, paddle the shallows or bury your toes in the white sands of this lovely beach.

The Picnic area has Gas BBQs, toilets and shelter.

For anyone joining us from Melbourne, make your way via train or tram to Docklands and catch the 10.40am ferry, arriving in Port at 11.50am. Leaving for Docklands at 4.30pm $33 return. Tickets must be pre-booked

50 members





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(Activity Leader)

Zoom Social BYO Supper Meeting
(Social Activity)

Thu 25 Feb, 2021 at 7:30pm

Feeling cooped up and missing our monthly meetings?

Is there nothing on TV?

Missing your TLCCV friends?

Well fret no more as its time for a bit of chatter and fun. Join us for a Zoom Social Meeting but its BYO Everything.

All are welcome to join in to have a chat with your fellow club members and have some fun whilst doing that.

Our newer members are especially welcome to join in on this fun night.

Yes there will be some prizes but you have to be in it to win it!




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(Event Organiser)

Lunch in the You Yangs Regional Park
(Geelong Branch Social Day)

Sun 10 Jan, 2021

  • Join us for Lunch at the You Yangs
  • BYO everything for a BBQ Lunch or Picnic
  • Gas BBQs are available
  • Dogs are very welcome and must always be on their lead
  • Covid Safe Requirements will be followed as advised and relevant at this date






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Geelong Branch Christmas Catch-up
(Day Activity)

Sun 29 Nov, 2020

Activity Organiser - Alison Williams

All TLCCV members are invited to join us for our Geelong Branch Christmas BBQ at Bunjil's Lookout on Sunday 29th November and help celebrate the end of 2020.

Bunjil's Lookout is approx 1hr from the West Gate Bridge and 20 minutes from Geelong. There is an electric BBQ, Firepit, BBQ Shelter, Childrens Playground, Amenities block and a great view across the Moorabool Valley.

Geelong Branch will provide Meat for the BBQ, Please bring a salad or dessert to share. BYO chair and picnic table.

Bookings are Mandatory as we have a COVIDSafe limit of 50. All current COVIDSafe Regulations will be observed.






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Geelong Branch - Ballarat Wildlife Park

Geelong Branch Social Gathering

Sunday 16 February, 2020

We are heading down to the Ballarat Wildlife Park. Join us at 10.30am on Sunday the 16th of February for a picnic lunch or utilise the onsite cafateria.

There are oportunities for photos with the animals including Koalas, Kangaroos, Wombats, the Giant Tortoise and even a Snake (for those so inclined). Who doesn't love watching a Meerkat get up to Meerkat business?

"Here at the Park we specialise in native Australian animals and a wide variety of exotic reptiles.
From free roaming Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats, Tasmanian Devils, Eagles, Giant Tortoises, Crocodiles and Alligators to a large display of Lizards and both venomous and non-venomous Snakes"



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Pub Night - Sandringham Hotel

Saturday 8 February, 2020

 118 Beach Rd, Sandringham

A great venue for members south & south-east of the city to get together for a night of fun.








Geelong ARB Open Day

Geelong Branch Social Gathering

Saturday 1 February, 2020

Geelong Branch is supporting the ARB Geelong open day by manning the BBQ once again! Come on down and join us. Grab a free sausage and some bargins.

If you would like to assist with the BBQ please contact Greg Fleet to put your name down on the roster.


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Lunch at the You Yangs

Geelong Branch Social Gathering

Sunday 12 January, 2020

You Yangs Picnic Area - Map & details provided after registering

Magnificent views, birdlife and a mecca for walkers, riders and mountain bikers - welcome to the You Yangs!

BYO everything for a BBQ Lunch or Picnic - there is a gas BBQ available at the picnic area.

Great venue for members south & south-east of the city to get together for a night of fun.


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(Activity Organisers)

TLCCV Christmas Gathering - Picnic

 Sun 8 Dec, 2019


Everybody Welcome - the Young as well as the Young at Heart!

Fun & Games will be provided

BYO Picnic, Rug, Chair

 Santa is coming too!





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(Activity Organiser)

Geelong Branch - Christmas in the Otways

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Nov, 2019

Trip Rating - Medium - difficult if wet

All TLCCV members are invited for a fun weekend at Forrest in the Otway Ranges for the Geelong Branch annual Christmas Party on November 23rd-24th, 2019.

Accommodation is at the Wonky Stables (Forrest Caravan Park) and dinner at the Forrest Brewery (a short walk from caravan park).

Also included, is the Geelong Branch Christmas Raffle - prizes include a set of 4WD tyres valuated at $1,600.e will be exploring the area driving Forest Roads and Tracks.

Please bring all your camping gear, food and drinks & warm clothes.


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Angela Di Lallo 
Activity Organiser)

Silo Art Tour

Fri 1 Nov - Tue 5 Nov 2019
(Melb Cup Weekend)

Have you wanted to go on the Silo Art Tour in the Wimmera-Mallee region, but somehow never got there?
Our tour starts from a campground near Ballarat on the Friday afternoon, and for those that can’t get there until Saturday, there will be a Bakery stop for morning tea on the Saturday morning.

Included in the viewing of the Silo Art sites, we will be visiting museums, historic buildings and other places of interest, viewing spectacular sunsets (hopefully) and the odd pub meal or scrumptious country morning tea or lunch thrown in for good measure.

Saturday night will be in the southern area of the Silo Trail and Sunday and Monday nights centrally, with a day trip on Monday returning to the same campground.

With a limit of 12 vehicles & 24 persons, you will need to book early.
There is no four-wheel driving involved.


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Pub Night - Shoppingtown Hotel

Saturday 14 September 2019

A great way to spend an enjoyable night with friends and good food will be at the Shoppingtown Hotel.
This venue is in the Entertainment Book at 25% discount – coupon C40.
The location will be easily accessed from all over Melbourne via the Eastern Freeway / Western Ring Roads – no excuses!


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Thursday 11 Jul 2019

Advanced bookings are now open for this informative wander around Fitzroy.

Our host will be Michael Shelford from Melbourne Historical Crime tours.

We will ajourn to a local pub for a counter lunch after the walk - venue to be advised.

Price for the walk is $20 per person.

Lunch is extra and your cost depends on what you choose.





TLCC All States Gathering 2019

Monday 6 - 10 May 2019

Come & join us at the TLCC National Gathering.

South Australian Branch is offering a variety of day trips around the Flinders Ranges during the National Gathering, and also a post trip to Arkaroola or Wichelina Nature Reserve. Applications are now open to pre-register for this event next year.

Once you have registered, camping details and other information will be sent to you as it becomes available. Final TLCCSA registration forms will be sent to you following your successful registraion.

TLCCV will be running trips from Victoria to Hawker SA and also return trips. There may be extended trips North to Alice Springs and a possible trip going West to WA.his day is for all members to enjoy. 



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BUSH DANCE at the Yarck Hilton

Saturday 6 Apr 2019


Catering will again be by Sonia of the Giddy Goat at Yarck.

Last year’s event was a hit and this one will be even better.

Great music, plenty of scrumptious country food and good company.

Venue is the Yarck Hilton and the time is for a 6:00pm start following a 4:30pm Happy Hour.




Bellarine Piers Ramble

Sunday 24 March 2019

Meeting at the Point Lonsdale Car park next to the light house at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. We will start with a stroll out on the pier, (hopefully there'll be a container ship heading in or out). We'll then start a drive around the bay checking out St Leonards pier, before arriving at Portarlinton for a picnic lunch / BBQ.

All TLCCV members welcome!



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Anglesea Riverbank BBQ

Saturday 9 February 2019

Join us for a BBQ on the banks of the Anglesea River.

There is a fish and chip shop across the road if you prefer take away. (If the weather is bad we may end up at the hotel or the local Chinese restaurant). .

All TLCCV members welcome!



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Naked Racer Café

Thursday 7 Feb 2019

This venue is adjacent to the Moorabbin Airport and has not only great food, but is in a quirky environment, which includes an Indian Motor Cycle museum. The name refers to the Motor Bikes, not our attire!

Venue requires a $10 per person deposit and menu pre booking is required in the week prior. 



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Geelong Branch Christmas Breakup at Yarck

17 - 18 November 2018

Please come and join the Geelong Branch Xmas Breakup at Yarck.

All TLCCV members welcome.

Register online by November 10 for catering purposes.

Meat will be provided and we ask members to bring a salad or desert to share

- (details to be worked out closer to the date).

Please advise any dietary requirements when you register.





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Macedon Ranges Gourmet Day

Saturday 10 November 2018

Join other members for a day of good cheer and frivolity at this upcoming Social event.

Venues are still being finalised however we will be visiting provedores, a winery or brewery and farm gate produce stores. Cost is lunch and anything else you care to buy! Bring the trailer!

Bookings are essential and limited!



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Picnic at Inverleigh Nature Conservation Reserve

Sunday 23 September 2018

Come & socialise with Geelong Branch for a picnic at Inverleigh Nature Conservation Reserve.

After an easy drive through the Conservation Reserve, we will stop for a picnic lunch.

BYO everything (including gas BBQ if required - there are no open fires permitted).

There are public toilets in Inverleigh but not in the Reserve.

Dogs on lead are allowed.



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Bush Hut Official Opening

Saturday 22 September 2018

Come along and celebrate the opening of the bush hut.

Sausage sizzle provided (to those who register for catering purposes) Wear Colonial Bush clothing & bring anything else that you may think may add to this special occasion.

Note: this is also a regular Maintenance & Construction Weekend.  


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Yarck Adventure Day

Saturday 22 September 2018 (10am - 3pm)

Are you bringing the kids along to celebrate the opening of the bush hut?

Then why not start the day by you & the kids learning some basic bush and survival skills, such as:

  • how to find North using a watch
  • use the sun to tell the time
  • use a compass
  • catch a Yabby
  • learn to light a fire and cook your own lunch
  • boil water in a paper bag
  • plant a tree and lots more


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Pub Night - Milano's Bistro

Sunday 8 September 2018

Enjoy a night of relaxed company, good food and maybe even a bit of frivolity
at Milano's Bistro at Brighton Beach with like-minded Club members.




 Clyde Park Winery - Tasting & Lunch


 Sunday 22 July 2018

Situated between Bannockburn and Lethbridge on the A300 to Ballarat. 2490 Midland Highway, Bannockburn 3331.

Tastings of all their wines are available at the Cellar Door prior to lunch in their Barrell Room.

Everyone welcome.


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 Hidden Cultures Tour

 - $17 per person -


 Thurs 19 July 2018

We have booked a "Hidden Cultures Tour" of the Melbourne CBD at 9.30am on Thu 19 July.

It will cost $10 pp & promises to be a very interesting hour and a half- for even us native Melbournians! 

We will then return to the sumptuous Kitchen Workshop Buffet at Crown Casino., where we went in 2017- a similar deal $7 pp (YES -thats right! For all you can eat!). 


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 Lerderderg Lunch & Fireplace Clean Up

 - Geelong Branch Social activity -

 Sunday 20 May 2018

We will be driving around tracks in Lerderderg to dismantle illegal fireplaces for Parks Vic.

The only fireplaces allowed are concrete and metal fire pits, we'll "deconstruct' all the others, hoping that it will discourage new ones forming.

Great activity for children, last year they had a great time.

Leave from Geelong or meet us at Bacchus Marsh.

Please bring gloves and closed in shoes, something to BBQ or a Picnic.


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 TLCCV 45th Birthday at Rawson

Fri 4 - Sun 6 May 2018

In 2018 the Toyota Land Cruiser Club of Victoria will be turning 45

To celebrate this great milestone we are having a party.

Saturday night dinner at the Stockyard - Fees apply

Saturday - 4WD trips organsied - for more detials, go to Activities page

Sunday - go riding on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway - Fees apply.

Saturday night will be dinner at theStockyard.



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 TLCCV 45th Birthday at Rawson

Saturday Night Dinner at the Stockyard

 - $30 per person -

 Sat 5 May 2018

 To view copy of Set Menu, please   click here




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 TLCCV 45th Birthday at Rawson

Walhalla Goldfields Railway

 - $13 per person -


 Sun 6 May 2018

Ride with Walhalla Goldfields Railway through the spectacular Stringers Creek Gorge.



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 The House of Jack Rabbit

 Sun 22 April 2018

 A Join us for a relaxing Sunday Lunch at The House of Jack Rabbit on the   Beautiful Bellarine. Sunday 22 April at 11.30am





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 Aussie Bush Night at Yarck

Saturday 21 April 2018

Come & enjoy a true blue Ausiie nigth at Yarck

The night will start with a BYO happy hour & a mini Outback Trivia.

Come in your own Aussie fancy dress (but that's optional)

$40 per person includes a spit roast, greens, potatoes & dessert which will be catered by Yarck's very own Sonia from the Giddy Goat.

We will be having a Bush/Celtic-type band where you can dance the night away into the wee small hours.



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 Clean up Australia day (March Activity)

Sun 4th March 2018

This year Parks Vic have asked if we can help to relocate some car bodies from the Gherang Gherang Bushland Reserve to an area within the reserve, where they can be collected.






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 BBQ or Picnic at Lake Elizabeth in the Otways

Sun 18th Feb 2018

A great social outing to Lake Elizabeth in the heart of the Otways.

Lake Elizabeth picnic grounds have tables and BBQs'

Toilets available and dogs are permitted on a leash within the Lake Elizabeth grounds.

Lots of mountain bike trails around Forrest leading to the lake.

After lunch you can stop at Erskine Falls and head home via Lorne where we hope to see the massive stingrays that come in around 4pm to feed under the pier.



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 Peninsula Gourmet Getaway

10 - 11 February 2018

Come and visit a variety of places including Tyabb Packing house, a farmers market, lunch at a winery, a cellar door, Farm Gate produce store, a honey place, a cheese factory and anything else we can find that might be interesting.
You can camp overnight, find other accommodation or just come on one day or the other and money spent is totally up to you. 



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 TLCCV Family Christmas Party

Sunday 10 December 2017

Fun & Games will be provided

Santa will arrive at 1:30pm with presents for the kids.

Value of each present $20 ($10 to be paid by members in advance).

Presents are for children 15 years and under.

Organisers: Brad & Melody Schaffer





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Mitcham Pub Night

Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Cnr Mitcham Rd & Maroondah Hwy, Mitcham

A great venue for members east of the city to get together for a night of fun

This venue is in the entertainment Book



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Yarra Valley Gourmet Trail

Sunday, 15 October, 2017

The Steam/Rail event has been postponed to Feb 2018

So, why not come along to the Yarra Valley Gourmet Trail and have loads of fun.

Expressions of Interest are welcome.


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Moorabbin Ten Pin Bowling & Dinner

Sunday, 13 August, 2017

Dinner at Hoi An Quan Vietnamese Restaurant afterwards.

Expressions of Interest are welcome.





Pub Night - Out West

Saturday, 8 July, 2017

Pub night West Side Hotel Laverton !

Venue accessible form all areas of Melbourne- just off Geelong Road and Ring Road.



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Lindsay Fox Classic Car Collection

Wednesday, 14 June, 2017

At Docklands on Wednesday 14th June at 10:00 am. Cost $10 Senior or $12 Adult.

Lunch is at Kitchen Workshop Buffet, Crown Casino, $22.90. Minimum of 20 persons at each venue.

Booking and total cost payable by May Club meeting or 1st June.



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Lerderderg State Park
(Clean up Australia Day Event)

Sunday, 21 May 2017
(Revised date)

Come & join Geelong Branch as they tour the tracks around Lerderderg State Park, cleaning up used Fireplaces. 

Tasks include picking up the rocks encircling fireplaces, cleaning up any rubbish and raking up ashes. Bring along your work boots, protective gloves, rakes & shovels.





Werribee Park BBQ

Sunday, 30 April, 2017

Access from Duncans Rd, Werribee

A great venue for all members in Melbourne & Geelong to get together for a day of fun.



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Italian night at Yarck

Saturday 8 April, 2017

Activity Leader - Maria & Walter Denni

A great Italian day of fun where you get involved in the preparation of the food which you will eat that night.

If you were wondering how Italian food is made, well here's your chance to find out.

Plenty of eating, singing & dancing with other club members. 





Christmas Pub Night - Eltham Hotel

Saturday 26 November, 2016

746 Main Rd, Eltham

A great venue for members north of the city to get together for a night of fun.





Pub Night - Sandringham Hotel

Saturday 10 September, 2016

Cnr Beach Rd & Bay Rd, Sandringham

A great venue for members south & south-east of the city to get together for a night of fun.





Pub Night - Mitcham Hotel

Saturday 16 July, 2016

Cnr Mitcham Rd & Maroondah Hwy, Mitcham

A great venue for members east of the city to get together for a night of fun.




Pub Night - Westside Hotel

Saturday 28 May, 2016

Cnr Fitzgerald Rd & Leakes Rd, Laverton

A great venue for members west and north of the city as well as Geelong members to get together for a night of fun.