Benalla Weekend Away

Benalla Weekend Away © Margaret Turner

On the weekend of September 2nd–4th, 30 Members and family headed to Benalla for the only weekend organised for the year. After two years of uncertainty due to COVID, it was great that the planned weekend was not cancelled or interrupted in any way.

We enjoyed amazing weather – apparently better than Melbourne. On Friday night our group of travellers enjoyed a very nice meal at the Benalla Golf Club while our attending members caught up and discussed the plans for the weekend.

Saturday morning started with a sunrise shoot in Benalla followed by a wander around the Botanical Gardens and the streets of Benalla with their lovely street art.

We then headed out to Winton Wetlands where we had lunch at Lake Mokoan Café before exploring the Wetlands which had benefited from all the rain we've been having. Lots of birdlife, kangaroos, and great spots to shoot. It was a great background for a lovely sunset.

We rounded out the night with another lovely meal and the North Eastern Hotel, after which, some retired for the night to watch the football (unfortunately club favourite Western Bulldogs did not win their match).

Sunday morning sunrise location was back out at the Wetlands then we head to Goorambat and Devenish to view the Silos which form part of the Silo Art Trail.

After lunch at the Goorambat Hotel or café, most Members headed home with about 10 remaining to explore at their leisure.  Some of the 10 even headed out on Sunday night for some Astro photography which was fun!

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Meeting: Club End of Year Dinner - End of Year Awards

We will meet, eat, and drink, celebrating the year that was 2023 and present our end of year awards

As with previous years this will be held at our club rooms with catering provided. 

Cost is $18 per person for food with members encouraged to bring along drink and nibbles to share.

Payment to attend must be paid by November 30, 2023 via our bank account details found on our Membership page, include your competition number and surname in the reference field.

Walker Close Community Centre
12th December 2023 7:30 pm
Meeting: Welcome Back BBQ and Matt Cutting

Join us for an earlier start time of 6:30pm for our traditional BBQ welcome back. We'll follow this with a matt cutting workshop and a presentation on Camera Basics.

Entries due for competition 1: Monochrome and Open

Walker Close Community Centre
13th February 2024 6:30 pm

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