Members with 30 years membership or greater will be invited to attend the annual “Over 30 Crew Lunch” to be held in the Roland Smith Room on Friday, 23 April.
Our guest speaker for this year is Club member Gerry McGann. Gerry will entertain us with stories about his family’s historic connection to the Rottnest ferry service.
“Emmett McGann went to buy his young sons a dinghy at a military auction in 1947 and came home with a ship that changed the way Perthites visited Rottnest. The “Islander” was the first fast ferry to Rottnest and allowed day-trippers 4 hours on Rotto, something the earlier slow, steam-driven vessels could not accomplish. Alas the monopoly through the 1950’s changed with competition appearing in the early 60’s, resulting in the “Ferry Wars”. The “wars” led to some exciting races to Rottnest, my dad’s broken jaw, one sinking, one arson attack and bodies in the river. Gerry is Emmett’s youngest son and will relate the often-exciting tale.”
Three course lunch $55 per person. Beverages can be purchased on the day.
Crispy skin salmon, apple and radish salad, gribiche sauce GF
Roasted beef striploin with potato gratin, caramelised onion puree, sauteed mushroom and peas, red wine jus GF
Citrus curd tart, meringue, nut praline, raspberry coulis GFO