Presided over masterfully by MC John O'Brien, the Club was pleased to welcome the Hon Simon Crean to the May Luncheon. which featured a Latin American themed menu. A mixed head table saw Simon Crean seated with Greg Sword, Peter Nixon and John 'Jack' Elliott - pictures can be found in the gallery. Simons' oration covered a wide variety of topics and was followed by an insightful session of Q&A.

A distinguished Australian politician, having retired from Federal Parliament in September 2013 after a twenty-three year political career, Simon served as leader of the Australian Labor Party and Federal Leader of the Opposition, and held numerous cabinet portfolios in Australian Government. Prior to entering Parliament, Simon was active in a number of elected positions in the Trade Union movement including President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). In these roles he was also active in the development and implementation of the Accord. Simon is currently involved in a number of Universities, Boards and not for profits.

 

View the photo gallery for our May Luncheon

 

The Menu

 

Entree

Sopa de Mondonga

(Latin American tripe soup)

 

Main Course

Callos a la Vizcaina

(Basque-style braised tripe)

 

alternating with

 

Ox tripe in white onion sauce, creamy mash, green peas, saute bacon & parsley

 

Cheese

Yarra Valley trio of cheese selection, fig jam, walnut bread & crackers

 

Freshly brewed coffee, tea & herbal infusions

Jean Pierre Brut NV, Day Tripper Semillon Sauvingnon Blanc, Day Tripper Shiraz

Carlton Draught & Cascade Premium Light

Hon Simon Crean - Luncheon 31 May 2016

Bob Charley AO Tripe Club Victoria