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Mother's Day Lunch in the Committee Room

Spoil your mum this Mother's Day (Sunday May 13, 2012) with an afternoon of fine food, premium wine, and the companionship of family in the most memorable and magnificent of surrounds - the MCC Committee Room.

Bring your family and treat mum to a three-course meal with tea and coffee and a tailored beverage package for up to three hours.

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This all-inclusive package costs $95.00 (adults), $65 (child aged 12-17) and $30.00 (child under 12).

Minimum of one MCC member per table of 10 people. MCC Committee Room dress code applies.

Bookings are essential for this inner-sanctum opportunity. Phone (03) 9657 8888 or email membership@mcc.org.au.