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    XXIX Club Long Room Luncheon

    In a new initiative, a number of luncheons in the famous Long Room will be held for XXIX Club members and their guests to get together on a more regular basis.

    As such, a XXIX Club Long Room Luncheon with pre-lunch drinks will be held on Friday August 1.

    Members may bring up to four guests. The luncheon includes a two-course meal plus drinks until 3.00pm. Following this, a cash bar will be open in the Long Room until “stumps”.

    Melbourne Stars CEO Clint Cooper will be guest speaker, discussing the Twenty20 landscape from an administrator's point of view. Resident XXIX Club ‘MC’, John Anderson, will be in charge of proceedings.

    Bookings must be completed by Wednesday July 30 at 5.00pm. If you have any seating preferences, please indicate this in the seating request field and we will do our best to accommodate you.

    Dress code is Long Room standard i.e. lounge suit/jacket and tie (or XXIX Club blazer!)

    Note: Bookings only for members of the XXIX Club and their guests.

    Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
    Time: 12:00 pm for 12:30 pm
    Location: Long Room
    Dress: Jacket and Tie
    Cost: $50.00 members

    $100.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.