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Tasmanian 2016 Midwinter Dinner
The Tas Midwinter dinner is on Saturday 18th June, 2016 and is open to expeditioners and Aurora Australis crew who have been ‘down south’ and their guests.
The Night: The evening will be low key as usual. The evening is largely for the attendees to mix and mingle, renew old friendships and enjoy themselves. Pre dinner drinks from 6pm. Dinner will be served at 7pm.
The Venue: The dinner will be held at the award winning Hobart function and conference centre. Located at Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart, it is a 5 minute walk (if that) from the centre of town. A map of the venue can be accessed here...There is ample car parking nearby.
The Meal: The 3 course meal will feature local Tasmanian produce and will be an alternate drop. Vegetarian options are available. Please advise Jan Adolph (the MWD coordinator) if you have any particular dietary requirements by early June 2016.
This year's menu can be accessed here.
The Bar: Drinks are not included with the meal and will need to be purchased separately. There will be a bar in the room with a good selection of beer, wine, spirits and non alcoholic drinks.
The Seating: Seating is on round tables for ten. You may wish to reserve an entire table or two for a reunion. If you specifically wish to sit on a particular table or with several friends, please let us know well in advance so we can organise seating together. A list of organised seating arrangements will be posted on the Tas branch webpage a week pre dinner and also will be available at the door on the night. Please note: seats are NOT confirmed until payment is received.
Reunions so far include: Mawson 86, 03 Macca 96, 06 Davis 82, 91, 95, 96, 06 Casey 06 Heard Island 70/71
Please contact Jan Adolph via email or phone 0409 403 143 if you wish to promote a reunion.
The list of this year's attendees can be accessed here.
The Cost (Early Bird Rate until end of April): This rate may change in May depending on venue charge.
ANARE Club members $80
Please note you only receive the ANARE Club member discount if you are financial according to the ANARE Club database at time of booking. (So join up now!)
Non members and guests $85
Please note that bookings close on Friday, 10th June, 2016 as we need to advise our venue of numbers and organise seating. Payment must be made by 5pm on the 10th June, 2016. If the maximum number of bookings (180) are received prior to this date, a cancellation list will be created.
Please contact Jan Adolph to let us know of your dinner booking or if further information is required via email (preferred) or mobile 0409 403 143.
In particular we would like to know your name with place and time down south e.g. M87/88 for a summer at Mawson, RT 00 if a round trip to Macquarie Island, D63 if wintered at Davis.
If you are bringing a guest please also provide their first name and surname for name tag, and also place and time down south if applicable.
Payment can be made the following ways:
EFT via internet banking. This is our preferred option!
Account details are as follows:
Name of account: ANARE Club Tasmania
Account number: BSB 807009 Acct No 51219012
Please make sure you put in your name, so we know who the money is from!!
Please make payable to ANARE Club –Tasmania and post to Jan Adolph, 88 Forest Road, West Hobart, 7000
This can be given directly to Jan Adolph –please note this is our least preferred option.
Please note that any cancellations after the 6th May and until the 10th June 2015 will attract a $5 cancellation fee. Cancellations after the 15th June 2014 are non refundable, although if you wish we will attempt to sell your ticket on your behalf.
Accommodation: If required, we suggest you book early. Hobart is now a happening place at this time of years with a range of Dark MOFO Midwinter Festival events on offer.
The website www.tripadvisor.com offers good independent advice by travellers on accommodation options in Hobart. Fountainside gets a consistently good rap, and is one of the less expensive options. It is a 10 minute walk to the MWD venue and city centre.
We have not found any accommodation packages which are truly outstanding and would suggest that you either approach accommodations individually or use air bnb, www.hotelscombined.com.au, www.wotif.com.au or www.readyrooms.com.au
The hotels combined website offers some particularly good deals at less expensive prices.
We look forward to seeing you!!!