is The Tripe Club of NSW
Should be directed to
Tel: 02-9957 3693 Fax: 02-9957 3731
P.O. Box 6349
North Sydney ShoppingWorld NSW 2060
E-Mail - click on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next lunch has been arranged as follows.
Venue: The House of Robert Timms
17 Castlereagh Street
Date: Tuesday, April 30th 2002
Time: 12.30 for 1 pm.
All up cost including wine and a pre-lunch drink has been
set at $55.00.
Payment will be made to the restaurant on the day.
RSVP - By: Wednesday 24th April 2002
To John Bowring
Tel: (02) 9957 3832 (Office hours only)
Fax: (02) 9957 3731
As the restaurant buys in food specially for us, any cancellations
the closing date of must be paid for
the Tripe Club
This document provides information on membership of the Tripe
Club of New South Wales, and conditions for attendance at
functions organised for members.
What is The Tripe Club of NSW
The Tripe Club is a group of tripe lovers and their guests
who meet for lunch several times a year to enjoy the delicacies
and nuances of well prepared tripe dishes. There are over
200 members of the club who are typically business people.
Attendances for lunch range from 60 to 100. Lately, the attendances
have been at the upper end of that range.
Organisation of the Tripe Club is voluntary. There is NO membership
Day of Week: Lunches are typically Monday or Tuesday
as that is when restaurants can best accommodate the numbers.
Time: 12:30 for 1:00pm. We require that all are seated
and the first course is being served by 1:00pm and the last
course is served by 1:45pm. Some members and their guests
with business commitments start to leave by 2:30pm.
Menu: Subject to discussion. We look to the Chef to
suggest different dishes. We require at least an Entré
and a Main course that both feature tripe.
Price: We look for an all inclusive price for food, tea or
coffee, one pre-lunch drink (beer or soft) and house white
and red wine at about $55.00 to $60.00 per person including
To become a member of the Tripe Club, you must:
a. Send your name, email address, postal address, telephone
and fax numbers to the Tripe Club at the contactaddress shown
at the end of this document.
b. Attend a club luncheon to confirm your membership.
c. The preferred contact method is by email, followed by fax.
Our system does not work with fax machines connected to the
same telephone line as the normal telephone. A postal address
will only be used for members or guests who have attended
d. Observe common courtesies such as replying to all invitations,
even if unable to attend.
e. Advise changes of address. Returned emails and letters
will cause deletion from the list.
f. Members names will be deleted from the list if no contact
is received within a 2 year period.
Conditions for attendance at a lunch:
g. Notices are distributed four weeks before the luncheon
date. Members are asked to reply by the due date which is
normally the Wednesday of the prior week. Firm numbers are
given to the restaurant at this time. If you bring guests,
you should state their names on the reply. You will be responsible
for the payment of your guests' account.
h. Dress for lunch is smart casual. Some venues have dress
requirements of ties and jackets for men. These will be noted
on the invitation. You may be refused entry if you do not
meet the minimum dress requirements.
i. Attendance without replying, or bringing additional guests
is discouraged. You may be embarrassed if there is no place
j. Late replies may be accepted, but you should confirm in
advance that you can be accommodated.
k. If you cancel after the closing date, you will be required
to pay the lunch cost. If there are late acceptances, this
cost may be waived.
l. If, having accepted, you or your guests do not attend,
you will be charged the lunch cost. If the restaurant does
not require payment, the fee will go towards the costs of
running the Tripe Club.
m. All payments for lunch must be made to the restaurant.
Payment by cheque can only be made if you make your own arrangements
in advance with the restaurant. Do not make cheques payable
to the Tripe Club. When you pay your account at the restaurant,
make sure your name is crossed off the list, otherwise an
additional fee may be charged.
n. If you are paying for a cancellation, do not send payment
to the restaurant as the account may have been paid on the
day of the lunch. Cancellation fees should be made payable
to John Bowring, as the Tripe Club does not have a bank account.
Our luncheon at the Mixing Pot Restaurant in Glebe on March
18 was a special occasion as it was also a fund-raising event
for our tripe Internet site - www.tripesite.com - which was
launched at the lunch. The site is designed and constructed
by two of our Tripe Club members - Derry Simonds and Robert
Darroch - and Sandra Jobson, who are also compiling a book
of tripe recipes, Tripe, Tripe, Glorious Tripe).
The Tripe Club will have a permanent section within the site
where previous Tripe Club meal menus will be displayed, along
with information about the Club, membership forms, notices
of lunches, etc, which will be posted.