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Title: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Buzz Killington on May 29, 2011, 08:38:34 PM
670 FUNDRAISER TOUR

Date  Sunday 10 July
Time 10am - 6pm
Cost $20.00 (plus gold coin donation at the RATEC Clubhouse)

Pickup Locations
There will be only one pickup location this time, at Belconnen Community Station. Whilst we have picked up at all interchanges in the past, this can take up to two hours.

Tour Locations
10.00 - Pickup at Belconnen Community Station

- Belconnen Depot Drivethrough
- Gungahlin Suburbs (including Hall)
- Lunch - Canberra Centre (approx Midday)
- ANZAC Parade
- RATEC Visit
- Tharwa Bridge via Monaro Hwy
- Cotter
- Scrivener Dam

Retired ACT Transport Employees Club Visit
The bus will be making a stop at the RATEC Clubhouse, where for a gold coin donation to the club, attendees will be able to view the clubhouse and its memorabilia. Cans of soft drink can be purchased at the club, and a toilet is available.

RSVP
Numbers are LIMITED, so you need to RSVP. The preferred method is via our Facebook Event however if you do not have a Facebook account, you need to make a post in this thread.  The Facebook event is located here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225166830828942

People who turn up on the day without having made an RSVP risk not being able to join the tour.

Dinner
For those who are interested, dinner will be held after the tour at a location to be determined in Dickson. Individuals will be responsible for the cost of their dinner, which is not included in the $20.

Fundraiser?
Keeping, running and maintaining a bus isn't cheap, buddy boy. Over the next twelve months, the cost of registration, insurance, parking and maintenance will exceed $2,500. The $20 tour fee will help cover this cost. Anyone who is feeling generous enough to chip in a bit extra would certainly have that kind gesture greatly appreciated.

The Gold Coin donation at the RATEC Clubhouse will assist the club with its ongoing utilities costs.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Ed on May 29, 2011, 10:46:29 PM
I'll be attending.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: smitho on May 29, 2011, 11:43:03 PM
Sounds great, thanks.

I want to join you on this tour, but will confirm closer to the date as I'll need to make a short trip to Adelaide around that time.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: King of Buses on May 30, 2011, 05:18:30 PM
I'll Be Coming along with an extra! :)
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Barry Drive on May 31, 2011, 04:19:11 PM
Group dinner afterwards? Turk Oz or Jimmy's Place?
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: lukeo25 on May 31, 2011, 04:26:45 PM
I'll be there like always , with more old timetables from my stash. We should try to get up to Hall this time or go into NSW
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Snorzac on May 31, 2011, 11:10:14 PM
Group dinner afterwards? Turk Oz or Jimmy's Place?
It's got to be Jimmy's, that place gets my vote as the best Chinese place in Canberra...although TurkOz was nice as well.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: The Love Guru on June 01, 2011, 12:06:24 AM
I vote Jimmys too, it was very very nice!
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: smitho on June 11, 2011, 10:54:20 PM
Probably need to be in SA over 15 -17 July - which means I'm clear to do this tour.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 14, 2011, 07:33:37 PM
First post has been updated with a bit more detail.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: CanberraTransport on June 19, 2011, 04:20:03 PM
I'll be coming.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Busnerd on June 20, 2011, 11:45:46 AM
This I gotta see!
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: ianbus on June 24, 2011, 11:40:24 AM
Ian Cooper will be attending the fundraising tour on 670 on 10 July. Thanks for the invite.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Sir Pompously on June 24, 2011, 05:09:51 PM
Seeing as though Tharwa Bridge has re-opened, maybe we can head over and get photos of 670 coming over the bridge?
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: smitho on June 25, 2011, 09:18:48 PM
Ian Cooper will be attending the fundraising tour on 670 on 10 July. Thanks for the invite.

Look forward to catching up with you Ian - been a while since we last caught up @ Hobart Place.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Busnerd on June 27, 2011, 01:33:49 PM
I will advise on Wednesday/Thursday this week If I can attend or not, I have to wait til then for the new rosters to go up
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: AOQ951 on July 02, 2011, 10:56:45 AM
I hope to attend my first Canberra tour :) I will confirm for sure on Wednesday.

Cheers,
AOQ951
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 03, 2011, 12:25:17 PM
Trevor and Carole Lawrence from RATEC will be attending.

I'm also pleased to advise that the Retired ACT Transport Employees Club has kindly offered to open their clubhouse to tour attendees. For a gold coin donation you will be able to have a look through their memorabilia collection. We envisage the tour will spend approximately one hour at the club.

Cans of soft drink will be available for purchase at the club, and there is a loo for those who need to use it.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: King of Buses on July 03, 2011, 04:08:17 PM
Just a question, What about Lunch?
Do we bring our own stuff orare we going to go somewhere.
Maybe if we bring our own, we can have it at the RATEC clubhouse?
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Snorzac on July 03, 2011, 06:43:57 PM
On the past two day tours we have parked at a shopping centre and told people to be back in an hour. I dare say it will be the same this time.

Also can everyone please let me know if they will be coming to dinner after so I can make a booking on Thursday, I will confirm on the tour but let me know if you are coming or you are thinking of coming so we can give them advance warning. This dinner will be at Jimmy's Kitchen in Dickson.

Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: lukeo25 on July 03, 2011, 07:07:05 PM
Me and my dad will coming for the dinner afterwards
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 03, 2011, 07:17:06 PM
Thanks to all that have RSVP'd - we have had a superb response.

We now have a draft itinerary put together - so unless there are any last minute ideas, we will release the itinerary during the week. We've been able to incorporate several quite scenic spots that our tours have not ventured to before into the day.

Time will be allocated for a lunch stop - as per the 700/Belconnen Interchange tour, we will be stopping in Civic, so there will be plenty of choices on places to eat.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: smitho on July 03, 2011, 08:44:29 PM
Confirmation: I'll be coming on the tour and will also be @ dinner.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 06, 2011, 07:58:01 PM
Itinerary
10.00 - Pickup at Belconnen Community Station

- Belconnen Depot Drivethrough
- Gungahlin Suburbs (including Hall)
- Lunch - Canberra Centre (approx Midday)
- ANZAC Parade
- RATEC Visit
- Tharwa Bridge via Monaro Hwy
- Cotter
- Scrivener Dam
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: AOQ951 on July 06, 2011, 09:05:23 PM
I will definitely be on the tour :) Sadly I won't be doing the dinner after the tour, already got a family do to go to.

Looking forward to meeting a few new people from here :)

Cya Sunday!!  8)

Cheers,
AOQ951
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: King of Buses on July 07, 2011, 05:17:28 PM
Itinerary
10.00 - Pickup at Belconnen Community Station

- Belconnen Depot Drivethrough
- Gungahlin Suburbs (including Hall)
- Lunch - Canberra Centre (approx Midday)
- ANZAC Parade
- RATEC Visit
- Tharwa Bridge via Monaro Hwy
- Cotter
- Scrivener Dam

Hall. ;D
Cotter :)
If time allows, possibly the tracking station?
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Sir Pompously on July 08, 2011, 03:48:18 PM
I have put that suggestion in, however unless it is an overcast day, you would be looking at shooting straight into the sun! It is a morning location only, or right on dusk when the sun just sets below the ranges.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: smitho on July 09, 2011, 01:00:17 AM
Thanks to all that have RSVP'd - we have had a superb response.

We now have a draft itinerary put together - so unless there are any last minute ideas, we will release the itinerary during the week. We've been able to incorporate several quite scenic spots that our tours have not ventured to before into the day.

Time will be allocated for a lunch stop - as per the 700/Belconnen Interchange tour, we will be stopping in Civic, so there will be plenty of choices on places to eat.

One of my old work mates is coming along with me; name is Derek. He will do the tour but NOT attend dinner.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: CanberraTransport on July 09, 2011, 09:38:31 PM
I'm going to have to bail at the 11th hour. Work today asked me to come in tomorrow. Sorry all.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Kramden on July 10, 2011, 04:27:11 PM
Sitting in a warm lounge room looking out at this God-awful weather while tapping away on the laptop had made me wonder if you guys are REALLY enjoying yourselves out there.  I'm sure it's comfortable in the bus, but once outside it's just the pits!

I hope it was a good tour just the same.  Look forward to reading reports here.

 
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: King of Buses on July 11, 2011, 05:10:58 PM
It was a great day, thanks all! :)
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: route56 on July 11, 2011, 05:36:29 PM
Top day - highlight was the fang through the forest flatout at 80 KMH!

Thanks to Chris and all involved.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 11, 2011, 05:49:21 PM
I'll also add my thanks to those who came out yesterday - everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Thanks in particular to Chris, RATEC and John (for not injuring anybody with his driving)
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: King of Buses on July 11, 2011, 06:00:51 PM
John (for not injuring anybody with his driving)

Thanks especially! :)
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 12, 2011, 07:44:47 PM
I'd like to pass on the thanks of RATEC - $50 was donated to the club by tour attendees on Sunday, through the entry donation and sales of badges and soft drinks.

The money is a great help to the club, so thanks to all.
Title: Re: 670 Fundraiser Tour: Sunday 10 July
Post by: smitho on July 13, 2011, 01:52:43 AM
Thanks to Chris and the other tour organisers and bus cleaning team. Excellent trip.