Christmas lunch Reminder

Hi Arpparians,

For those members who have not registered for the Annual Christmas Lunch please note the following reminder:


The ARPP Christmas Lunch for 2021 will be held at The Epping Club, 45-47 Rawson Street, Epping on Thursday, 2nd December at 12.30pm.

Our lunch will be in The Grand Salon. The 12.30pm start is earlier than our usual 1pm lunches to cater for the canapes and pre-dinner drinks, the 3-course lunch, the gift giving and the Stewart House raffle draw.  We hope it will enable all colleagues, especially those who have travelled long distances, to enjoy the full lunch experience. We will also be able to meet for drinks in the 45 on Rawson Bar (formerly called the E Bar) from 11.30am with appropriate spacing.


Costs and Inclusions

Cost for ARPP members will be $70 ($85 for non-members). This will include payment for the Stewart House /FOSH Raffle. We are able to keep our costs as low as possible because of the support of Campbell Financial and the payment of annual fees by ARPP members. The cost includes canapes with pre-dinner drinks (selection of champagne, beer, soft drinks, orange juice and iced water), a three-course lunch, wine with lunch and tea/coffee. This lunch will be a pre-pay event.

(If any special dietary requirements are required, please advise when responding).

Kris Kringle

We are also including the Kris Kringle Christmas gift sharing and for those wishing to participate please bring along a gift to the value of around $10.



There will be some limited parking at the Club. To use the club carpark, press the buzzer and advise attendance at the Retired Principals’ Lunch. If club parking becomes unavailable, parking in nearby Chesterfield Road or Chelmsford Avenue is recommended. Alternatively, there is a free Council Carpark located on Rawson Street (Time restrictions may apply).


Train Travel

If coming by train, alight at Epping Station and walk across the pedestrian overbridge and then through The Epping Club Walk (about a 3 minute walk). For train travel, the Central to Newcastle services and Newcastle to Central Express services have limited stops including Epping.


Easing of Covid restrictions

We would expect in the interest of the health of colleagues that all attending this lunch will be double vaccinated.

We can also return to the Kris Kringle and we ask that all attending bring a Christmas gift to the value of around $10 for a Kris Kringle gift sharing.


How to advise attendance

Please advise Maurie Bird of your attendance by email or by phone on 0434148141 by Thursday, 25th November. Numbers need to be advised to the club at this time.

How to pay

All those attending should send payment to Noel West by 25th November. The lunch cost can be paid by cheque to ARPP and sent direct to Noel West at 62 Wagstaffe Avenue, Wagstaffe 2257 or by Bank Transfer to BSB062668  Account Number 10152151. If you have a credit because of lunch cancellation or other factors, please note this on your payment eg “Balance paid by $35 credit”. Credit amounts can be confirmed by emailing Noel West on a week before payment is due.

We look forward to a very enjoyable Christmas get-together.

Maurie Bird (Events Coordinator), Tom Croker (President), Noel West (Treasurer)

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