This years Christmas Party is at the Kings Newton Bowls Club on Packhorse Road Melbourne for Dec 21st. We are trying a new format. Due to restrictions at the Thomas Cook Hall, we are not supposed to consume alcohol on the premises. We have located another venue in Melbourne, that caters for up to 40 people, and has a paid bar etc. Like previous years, this is an open night, so that you can bring your spouse with you, if you choose.
We are going to do our own catering this year. The plan is to use the same tried and tested process we have for home competition nights, where the members contribute food for the event. The society will also supply some of the catering as well. These items will include.
|Biscuits for Cheese||Mince Pies & Cream|
|Sliced French Stick||Disposable Plates & Spoons|
|Butter||Tortilla / Tacho’s|
|Low Fat Spread||Nibbles|
One or two members have pointed out that on occasions on competition nights we have ended up with a pile of the same food left over. To try and alleviate this we have put together a list of items that we would like you to take off the list, select and bring with you. As some simple guidance, assume that you are catering for 6- 8 people in terms of your contribution. The list will include the following items. The master list will be with Alan, on the door, and just mark off the item(s) that you want to bring to the night.
|Sandwiches – Cheese , Tuna, Egg, Ham , Turkey / Chicken….||Salad – Green|
|Dips & Sliced Veg||Salad Tomatoes , Cucumber, Onion|
|Falafel||Coleslaw or Similar|
|Samosa||Salami / Mixed Continental Meats|
|Pakora||Cheese, Free Choice|
|Cheese Straws||Pork Pie|
|Cooked Pizza||Cocktail Sausages|
|Humous||Sausage Rolls or Similar|
|Sweet Food Selection- Tray bakes , flapjack||Cakes|
|Other, Let us know what you are bringing please|
There is off road parking available for those who wish to drive.
A bar will be provided Tollgate ale on tap plus other bottled beers and larger, wines and sprits at competitive prices. (so I am told) The club should be decorated for Christmas but they will give us access prior to the event if we wish to decorate the club house for our evening in case we would like to add our own theme. We are planning to make this a social night, and there will be some simple games etc.
Lorraine has asked if members of the society can supply a picture of themselves as a baby or toddler for the Christmas social as a bit of fun. Could call it Who’s Who or something like that. If you could ask them to e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 14th December.
Any questions, please let us know