MacRae Clan 2015 Visit by Marigold MacRae

Event Date and Time: 

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

Mrs. Marigold MacRae and Baroness Miranda Van Lynden to Attend Clan MacRae Gatherings in Australia in February 2015

We are privileged to have as our guests, Life-President of Clan MacRae Society of the U.K. Mrs. Marigold MacRae and her daughter, Baroness Miranda van Lynden, Constable of Eilean Donan Castle, who will be coming to Australia and will be attending the following events.

Photo – Mrs. Marigold MacRae, Life-President of Clan MacRae Society of the United Kingdom, on her last visit to Australia.

ARMIDALE, N.S.W.
Saturday, 14th February, 2015

2pm Annual General Meeting of the Clan MacRae Society of Australia and New Zealand will be held upstairs at the Armidale Ex-Services Memorial Club, Dumaresq St., Armidale, thus allowing attendees ample time to have a rest and prepare for Dinner.

6 for 6.30pm – Time for drinks and to mingle prior to the formal dinner. Cost of the Dinner which includes entertainment is $40 p.p. which must be paid no later than 5th February, 2015.

Dinner guests are encouraged to wear kilts, or alternatively, if possible, a touch of tartan and gentlemen, a tie.  The Armidale Committee is anxious to ensure an enjoyable night for all.

More organizational information will be available for all nearer the time of the function by contacting Max Browning below.  
Cost is $40 per person
Enquiries/Bookings: Max Browning, 201 Markham Street, Armidale 2350   
email cooraloo@bigpond.net.au Ph. 02  67728859

NEPEAN  BELLE  PADDLEWHEELER  LUNCHEON  CRUISE, PENRITH, N.S.W.
Saturday, 21st February, 2015

Enjoy a leisurely Luncheon Cruise with Mrs. Marigold MacRae and her daughter, Baroness Miranda van Lynden, along the Nepean River, featuring the spectacular natural landscape of the Nepean Gorge and foothills of the Blue Mountains National Park, with a delicious buffet lunch and dessert with tea and freshly brewed coffee. The Nepean Belle is licensed and drinks are available from the “cash only” bar. (Please note NO BYO and NO EFTPOS). Book quickly as numbers limited.

The Cruise begins at 12 noon and concludes at 2.30pm.

Those who wish can meet between 10.30am and 11.30am at The Coffee Club, 78-88 Tench Ave, Penrith, opposite the Nepean Belle wharf. From 11.40am we board for 12 noon departure.

Special Diets – Please indicate special dietary needs when booking. Gluten free and vegetarian meals can be arranged.

The lower deck is accessible for those using wheelchairs and walking frames. However the on-board toilets are on the upper deck. Toilet facilities at Tench Reserve are available before or after the cruise.

Cost - Adults - $50       Children up to 16yo - $22
Bookings & Payments to be made no later than 5th February please.
Enquiries/Bookings: Alan McRae, P.O. Box 151, Bathurst. N.S.W. 2795
email amcrae@lisp.com.au Ph: 02  63315404

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Friday 27th February to Sunday 1st March, 2015

We look forward to welcoming Mrs. Marigold MacRae and her daughter, Baroness Miranda van Lynden to Adelaide.

Friday 27th February – A tour of the McLaren Vale Wineries with lunch at a winery or restaurant en route. (Lunch at own expense). Travel will be by air-conditioned bus, leaving from the Convention Centre, North Terrace at 10am and returning at 4pm. This tour takes in an area where MacRaes settled at Willunga – Aldinga with McRae families arriving in Adelaide and Port Adelaide on the “Tomatin” in 1840. The late Dr. Colin McRae of Murray Bridge wrote wonderful newsletters for the “Tomatin McRaes”. Several descendants are members of the Clan MacRae Society. There will be wine tasting at McLaren Vale. (We have been informed that a fee of $3 to $5 is charged by every winery but deducted from the purchase of a bottle of wine.)

Lunch will be at a winery or eatery arranged by the bus company. Each selects and pays for his or her meal as this is not included in the Tour cost of $40.

Saturday 28th February

Day is at your leisure or organise your own sight-seeing, shopping, etc.

Saturday evening 28th February – Buffet Dinner at Stamford Grand Hotel, Moseley Square, Glenelg, 6.30pm.  Kilts, Kilted Skirts, Clan ties, badges, etc. are encouraged but not compulsory! Gentlemen a tie, please. Cost is $69 (meal + contribution to hire mezzanine floor).

Sunday 1st March

It has been suggested that a winery tour and evening visit to Mount Lofty. View Adelaide while dining. This will be arranged if sufficient interest is indicated on the Booking Form.  

Bookings & Payments to be made no later than 5th February please.
Enquiries/Bookings: Elma McRae, 1/23B Albert Parade, Ashfield. N.S.W. 2131
email elmamcrae@live.com.au  Ph: 02  97985358

Would you like to join the Clan MacRae Society of Australia and New Zealand?
Contact : Elma McRae, 1/23B Albert Parade, Ashfield. N.S.W. 2131
email elmamcrae@live.com.au  Ph: 02  97985358
or
Alan McRae, P.O. Box 151, Bathurst. N.S.W. 2795
email amcrae@lisp.com.au Ph: 02  63315404