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Daryl Bishop

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President:    Daryl  0409056977      

darylb_1955@bigpond.com   

Secretary:    Lyn  0400093387           

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Treasurer:    Robyn  0413267963       

robyndawe160453@hotmail.com

 

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 Welcome!

Our Social Travel Sub-Club is open to everyone to join.  We have a monthly local outing and a major trip once a year.  We put a lot of effort into ensuring our social group get the best value for money for our trips. 

When we put a social outing our team ensure all costs are covered in your one price to come along.

We also hold an annual Christmas Dinner Party with 4 courses, drinks, live entertainment and a large Christmas tree.  Everyone at Hoppers Club is welcome to attend our dinner event in December.

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TIMBOON October 15th 2017

Timboon October 15, 2017 60 Members departed at 8.15 am for Timboon, morning tea in Colac we were treated with cornflake cookies made by Raelene and baby cannoli made by Monica, Carlos wife. They were both delicious if I must say so. We made our way to Berry World where we were given a short talk on the history of the farm. We also meet “Aussie” the resident Cockatoo, he was very welcoming and was going from shoulder to shoulder, like Daryl’s, Maree’s, Bruno’s, Wendy’s and Pam’s just to name a few. We were given a chance to wonder the paddocks and pick and eat any strawberries that we found. Back on the bus to Timboon Railway Shed Distillery for lunch. where we were treated to a very delicious lunch we were given a short talk about the distillery and were given a taste of the Whiskeys. We then made our way to Timboon Cheesery, home of the Schulz Organic Farms where we were given a talk by Ruth and a taste of various items that the cheesery sells. The cheesery sure did a good trade from us folk on the bus, selling out of most things. At 3pm we boarded the bus to start our trip home, stopping at Colac for a quick cuppa and biscuits and a toilet stop as well. We were treated to a special surprise on our way home……a raffle. The winners were Antonia Muscat, Julie Given, Wayne Ralston all getting $75 trip credit each and Keith Cartwright won a hamper from Berry World. A great day was had by all so thanks goes...

GEELONG TRIP

GEELONG TRIP – March 18, 2018 35 members boarded for the trip to Geelong on the way it started raining and we were on our way to a market luckily the market was held in a shed it was good. There were a few purchases made. We left the market at 11.15am for the Gateway Hotel for lunch, arriving there at approximately 11.35am. We did have a lovely buffet meal with a variety of things to choose from. We left there at 1.30pm to go to the Wyndham Cache for afternoon tea, on the way we made a surprise stop at the the B24 Liberator Restoration in Werribee, for those of you that don’t know what this is…. It is the only remaining B24 in existence, located on the Princess Highway and Farm Road in Werribee. We were given a tour of the shed, it is run by volunteers and if you are a WW2 plane history buff well this is the place to visit. The restoration is being done by volunteers and donations. The Travel Club made a donation, thank you to those members who also made their own separate donations. Upon arrival at Wyndham Cache we had time to go into the deli to make some purchases. We headed on for our lovely Devonshire tea. The scones were delicious just having come out from the oven. A great day was had by all and a big thank you goes to Lyn for organising the day. Pauline...

TASMANIA

Tasmania November 2 – 7, 2017 Day 1 There was 34 people on board for this trip. Leaving the club at 6.10am. They arrived at the airport and boarded the plane to Launceston. When they got to Launceston Peter from McDermott’s Coaches was there to meet them. After loading the luggage on the bus, they went to the Evandale Gourmet Sauces and Gardens, having a tasting which was delicious. They were also given a talk given about how to make the sauce and jams with purchases being made by some of the group. Next stop was to Woolmer’s Estate which is a World Heritage Listed Convict Site in Longford they also visited the National Rose Garden, the roses weren’t out but the gardens were lovely. They were also given a tour of the homestead taking them into the lady of the house’s bedroom. Apparently, there was an eerie feeling in that room and people couldn’t wait to get out of there. There next stop was to visit the village of Evandale having lunch at the local bakery. After lunch people had spare time to look around the town. The group were then taken to the Launceston Country Club Villas where they stayed for the 5 days whilst in Tasmania. Drinks were enjoyed after a long day and then off to a buffet dinner at the Casino. Day 2 They had a day travelling to Deloraine to visit the Annual Craft Fair being told about the history of Deloraine. Yarns Art Work in Silk was the first place they visited, checking out the amazing artwork and walking through the Folk...

CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE

CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE December 2nd 2017 Approximately 70 members and guests attended the annual dinner dance and enjoyed an excellent meal and entertainment, with a few people also being lucky in winning prizes in the raffle, we would like to thank the staff of the Hoppers Club and the team in the Kitchen for helping to make our night so special, also thank you to Pauline and her team for her effort in planning and putting everything together for such a special...

Shepparton August 13, 2017

August Trip – Shepparton    August 13, 2017 We had 46 members met at the Hoppers Club, we departed at 7.30am for Shepparton. We had morning tea at Nagambie at with a very nice cake made by Raelene Wilson. We arrived at Kialla at the Emerald Bank Leisure land where the Shepparton Motor Museum and we were given a tour of the museum, a lot of the vehicles were on loan from private collectors. We had lunch at Provender & Co which was in the same estate, could make our way there after browsing the shops. We left at 1.30pm. We made our way to Noorilim (Ngurai-illum) Estate, which is located between Nagambie and Murchison.  It has a historic mansion, gardens and vineyard on the estate. There were plenty art pieces hanging throughout the mansion and do I mean many.  In its 136-year history it has had 11 owners and is now owned by Rod Menzies who is a cleaning business tycoon and art auctioneer.  It boasts 10 bedrooms with 15 fireplaces and floor to ceiling windows giving you easy access to the veranda around the first floor of the mansion. On the way home, we arrived back at the club at app 5pm. Thanks goes to Raelene for organising this trip with a lot of work going into it. Thank you Pauline Lethborg...

Titanic September 15, 2017

September Trip – Titanic                             September 15, 2017   There was 62 members and guest who travel to Williamstown for a night out at the Titanic Theatre restaurant. We departed the Hoppers Club at 5.42pm. We arrived at the Titanic Restaurant at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.  We were welcomed by Fourth Officer Joseph Groves Boxhall who directed us to the steerage entrance. Well everyone knows the story of the Titanic but well we survived the trip and made it to New York. We were the only group there on the evening there was NO first-class passengers on this trip. At the start of the show there were people called up to be lifeboat leaders. Our lifeboat leaders for the evening were Wendy Bishop, Susan Vassallo, Robert Bradley, Steve Harris, Brian Copland, Susan Young (Hardwick clan) and myself.  We instructed on how put on our life vests and then we danced to Gangnam Style. There were several awards handed out on the evening. These are the ones that I can remember: Alan Smith was awarded the closest relative in name only to the captain Edward Smith. Merylene Banks was the most likely to be the captains partner… Brian Copland for staying the most level headed in time of crisis, Robyn Dawe for the golly gee I hope this voyage goes well tonight Sandra Di Rosa being the person still playing the piano as the ship was going down, Ron Monro for being Leonardo Di Caprio’s character, Jack and Carol Sopers for being Kate Winslet’s character, Rose.  After the awards, we were given a show by Jack & Rose and was it funny.  They had to wear...
A Day on the Bellarine    Sunday  June 18, 2017

A Day on the Bellarine Sunday June 18, 2017

A Day on the Bellarine    On Sunday the 18th June saw 33 members have a leisurely drive to Queenscliff arriving at 10 am having morning tea from the bus.  At 10.50am we had a tour of Fort Queenscliff this was to be for 90 minutes we could have spent another hour as there was so much to see especially in the museum. Lunch was at Vue Grande, having a 2-course meal. We had fish and chips alternated with roast pork and vegetables followed by chocolate parfait with berry coulis for dessert.  We had free time to browse the shops leaving for home at 4pm. A great day was had by all and thanks goes to Daryl for organising a great day. Thank you Pauline...

Trivia Sunday July 16th, 2017

74 people attend the afternoon for Trivia. Well what can I say about the afternoon……  It was a fun afternoon of Trivia. It was run by a company called “Quizzame”. There were 4 rounds of questions with multiple choice answers, there were no pen and pieces of paper in sight as each table had a small gadget that was used to answer the questions with.  We also had a game of heads and tails with which we had to answer the questions with either hands on your heads for yes and hands of your bottom for no.  The team that won the afternoon of trivia was “Sunbrites”. There were eight ladies on this table each winning a bottle of wine and a $25 venue voucher. Congratulations to those ladies. We also had reverse bingo for $5 a number, with 2 lots of the same numbers being sold with the last number left was the winner which meant there were 2 winners for each prize. The first number out received a prize then progressively each  number was drawn until there were only the last 3 numbers with each winning a prize. The  prizes are listed below Congratulations goes to all the winners of the reverse bingo. Last place: wooden spoon & chocs                3rd place: $20 & chocs 2nd place:   $50 & chocs 1st place: Raelene Wilson & Pauline Lethborg            $100 & chocs We also had a game of “Blast from the Past” which we had to name the people that were pictured and some of them were hard to recognize. There was a door prize, lucky bamboo plant and 2 bottles of wine Now massive thanks must go to...
May Trip – Bright Autumn Festival      May 5-7, 2017

May Trip – Bright Autumn Festival May 5-7, 2017

  May Trip – Bright Autumn Festival     May 5-7, 2017 We departed the club on Friday with 26 members on board. Morning tea was at Wallan Service Centre where we enjoyed lemonade cupcakes with our cuppa. After a quick toilet stop at Glenrowan we arrived for lunch at the Red Stag Deer and Emu Farm.  The view was fantastic.  Here we have a 2-course lunch with tea/coffee.  Dan, whose family own the farm, gave us a talk about the farm.  After lunch, there was time to have a walk around the farm. We departed for Bright after a short drive we arrived at the Bright Motor Inn. We arranged for everybody to meet in the courtyard at 5pm for pre-dinner drinks.  Dinner was at Bistro Aliment,  the restaurant only opened the week before dinner was delicious!!!!  After dinner, a group of us went for a walk into town to walk of our dinner.  The group meet a young lady with a violin in hand and asked her to play a tune.  While she played for us we did a whip around and collected $15 for her and when we gave it to her she said, “are you serious”, then it was back to the Motel. Day 2 Breakfast was at 8 am, in the restaurant, after breakfast the day We walk into town to browse and shop and shop and shop then had morning tea at the bakery then more browsing. After lunch, we watched the parade which was “Living in the 90’s”.  Then we had 4 pm drinks and nibbles in the courtyard of the motel.  We played a game of “a girl’s name starting with A, B and...
Maru Koala & Animal Park – April 9th, 2017

Maru Koala & Animal Park – April 9th, 2017

32 Member departed the Hoppers Club on Sunday 9th April bound for the Maru Koala & Animal Park at Grantville, our first stop was at the Akoonah Market in Berwick after an hour of browsing the market with people making purchases we left for the Maru, a Koala and Animal Park.  We arrived at Maru and after confirming our admission we received a talk about Koalas given to us by one of the staff members Renae.  We then had free time to browse around but had to meet for lunch at 12.30pm.  Where we had a beautiful 3 course meal. After lunch, some off our members decided to brave the elements and played pirate mini golf which everyone enjoyed even those that played during the rain showers. We boarded the bus at 3.45pm for our trip home and it started raining which continued most of the trip home. Thanks goes to Robyn and Brian for their quick thinking and changing the venue for this trip which was a remarkable...

Q&A’s

Where do you meet up?

We normally head out to our outing from our Hoppers Club head office at 180 Pannam Drive, Hoppers Crossing.  Ph: (03) 9748 4844.

How often do you go away?

We have monthly outings plus annual major trips which may include flying or a cruise.

Do I have to be a member to go on a trip?

Yes you have to be a member of the Hoppers Club and the Social Travel Group before you are permitted to come on the holidays.

What type of places do you go to?

Locally we visit all over Victoria with day trips.  Our big trips have been on cruises, New Zealand, Townsville and more.