AFF Gathering #15 in NTL on 21 – 23 October 2022

Added to Calendar: 21-10-22, 22-10-22, 23-10-22

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Newcastle has been chosen as the AFF Annual Gathering destination for 2022 (postponed from 2021), occurring over the weekend of the 21st to 23rd October. The average temperature range for October is 14.1ºC – 22.1ºC. The average rainfall is 72.5mm with 11 rainy days. It is NSW's second most populated area and Australia's seventh most populous, representing 1.95% of Australia.

The weekend is likely to take in a wine tour, owing to the proximity of the Hunter Valley. Please make it known if you are interested in attending a wine tour when indicating your interest for the weekend, as this will help organisers make a good start on venues that can cater to our group size.

The lead organiser this year is a member that has turned up to many previous events, @Bindibuys.

Members that have offered help include: @support @Bindibuys @Princess Fiona



Activities​

Friday 22nd October​

The dinner venue is The Landing Bar and Kitchen, located next to the Rydges on the water front. We will have the outdoor marquee all to ourselves, with the sides down for privacy. Menus are available online, and the exact kickoff time will be advised closer to the weekend.

Saturday 23rd October​

During the day will be a wine tour for those who have indicated interest/are booked for the tour and another tour – possibly dolphins – for those not attending the wine tour.

The dinner venue is TBC, where some canapés will be followed by a two-course meal. There is a cash bar. The special guest is a local Newcastle breakfast DJ.

Sunday 24th October​

A tour of the city will follow on the last day, ending at Fighter World, located conveniently next to the airport.

Tentative Attendees​

This list simply indicates an interest in attending the event and additionally, the wine tour. Members are in order of response to the thread and are not ranked from silver to platinum (least likely to most likely to attend).

UsernameArrival DetailsAccommodationWine TourFighter WorldDeparture Details
BindibuysLocal
Bindibuys +1Local
Hvr21/10 QF1596Holiday Inn ExpressNoYes23/10 QF1599
drron21/10 LimousineHoliday Inn ExpressYes23/10 Limousine
mrsdrron21/10 LimousineHoliday Inn ExpressYes23/10 Limousine
Doug_Westcott21/10 VA1591Holiday Inn ExpressYesYes24/10 VA1592
Lynda247521/10 QF2423Crystalbrook KingsleyYesYes23/10 QF1599
serfty20/10 QF1598Holiday Inn ExpressNoYes23/10 QF1599
Charger73LocalYesYes
Charger73 +1LocalYesYes
Major21/10 LimousineHoliday Inn ExpressYesYes24/10 Limousine
MrsMajor21/10 LimousineHoliday Inn ExpressYesYes24/10 Limousine
zigLocalNoYes
kpcHoliday Inn ExpressNo
kpc +1Holiday Inn ExpressNo
MattgTBAYes
samh00421/10 QF2421NovotelYesYes23/10 QF1946
FishFood21/10 QF1948Holiday Inn ExpressYesYes23/10 QF1599
FifaNo
Fifa +1No
straitman21/10 VA1593Holiday Inn ExpressNoYes24/10 VA1594
straitman +121/10 VA1593Holiday Inn ExpressNoYes24/10 VA1594
kangarooflyer8821/10 TrainIbis BudgetYesYes23/10 Train
JessicaTam21/10Rydges23/10
Eija21/10 QF1596TBANoYes23/10 QF1599
 
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Update: I've bit the bullet and decided to fly out to Hervey Bay on the 23rd from Newcastle. My flight with QF departs at 14:40. Hopefully that will give me enough time to explore Fighter World! 😅

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I've joined the bandwagon and have booked for Holiday Inn Express Newcastle (can my row please be updated :) )
 
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I am now more likely to attend.
Staying HIX arrive Friday and depart sometime on Sunday, (that JQ flight at 5:10pm looks best) but I did spot a J award NTL-MEL-BNE for 41,000 points and $75.00
 
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