Membership

Welcome to the Membership page for the Roma Picnic Race Club and Roma Turf Club. Here you will find information about how to get involved and benefits of being a member in two of the best clubs in the (barely) civilised world

The two Clubs share a venue but are separate organisations – membership to the Roma Turf Club is not recognised by the Roma Picnic Race Club and vice versa. (we still love all of you {se})

  • Roma Turf Club

Annual membership is now closed but raceday entry to Landmark Harcourts Members marquee at Roma Cup is available online:

 

 

Roma Turf Club Members are very important to the club and we want to ensure you are kept informed about the latest Club initiatives¸ major events and race meetings.  Please bookmark our website/facebook page to help keep you up to date.  Members will also be placed on our email list. Given our focus on animals (the ones in the stables) and the clean and fresh environment of country racing etc, etc, we hope to achieve carbon neutrality (if we can find a way to do something about that manure) and emailing instead of mailing in envelopes, labels, stamps, ink cartridges, non-solar powered hardware etc etc, will help us (and the planet) get there.  Please include your email address and we will notify you of any cool information. That way, you can also delete us if we become too annoying.

Race dates 2018/19

Roma Picnic races are set for March 30, 2019

Members Information

1. It is incredibly cool to be a member of the most fun sporting club in western Queensland (big call, but its our website)

2. We accept mostly anyone (don’t worry, our cool will rub off)

3. Invitation to Roma Cup Luncheon (a beer or wine and some home made delicacies) and Members Marquee is part of the deal. Only place to be – finger food, air con, trackside view, such nice people, flowers and tablecloths.
Full members are entitled to the following:

  • Free entry to all race meets at the Roma Turf Club including the Roma Cup  and Roma Rugby feature race days
  • Access to the Members Marquee on Roma Cup Day
  • Invitation to the Williams Hall Chadwick Roma Cup Luncheon (noon to 1.30pm) in the Wool Hall on Roma Cup Race Day
  • Members of the Gold Coast or Emerald Jockey Club are entitled to a Roma Cup Members Day ticket  which must be organised with the respective secretary before race day.
  • Access to all facilities on Bassett Park course, including gender non-specific toilets, non-discriminating bookies and a bar that observes responsible service of alcohol nearly all the time.
  • Financial Members of the Roma Turf Club receive all privileges with full voting rights.  Members can have their say on any matter brought before the Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting
  • Financial Members may nominate a person eligible to hold office as a candidate for election to an office of the Club
  • Reciprocal membership with Gold Coast Turf Club and and Emerald Jockey club) – NB  for Magic Millions, there will be a ballot for reciprocal members so please contact us prior to the event to have a crack at getting into the completely fabulous Members are at the GCTC for MM in January.
  • A groovy race dates magnet to make that trip to the fridge a little bit more exciting
  • And did we mention Roma Cup, funnest race meeting in the semi-developed world?

Roma Cup Race Day Dress Code

No thongs, shorts, singlets or joggers. Collared shirt and Closed-in shoes for men. Please, no nipple tassles, no bum crack exposure, easy on the flesh flashing.  We are still located in the most conservative electorate in Queensland.

Ladies and gentlemen will be expected to dress in a way that will not cause offense to other members and reflects a suitable standard of attire for the members’ area of a racing club. Hats/fascinators (just like a royal wedding)  are a feature in case you were wondering and ties are not essential but if you are going to wear one, have it around your neck for as long as you can stand it, as the tie-as-a-bandana or belt look is a tough to pull off with any dignity.

In noting the above, we do not install the Dress Police on race days so if you see someone in a Safari suit or with big hair and sequins, there is not much we can do about it.  Like we said, we accept everybody, regardless of personal taste or apparent lack of cool.

Roma Picnic Race Club

Membership to the Roma Picnic Race Club is included in the ticket price of the annual Carlton Mid Roma Picnic Races and can be purchased here in the lead up to the event held in March 30 , 2019

A full member’s ticket includes:

  • Black Toyota Formal ball Friday night
  • Saturday gate entry
  • Entry to Members Lounge
  • Afternoon tea
  • Saturday evening entertainment
  • Members tickets for the weekend are limited and will go on sale January 28, 2018

Prices will be set in the 2019 year.

 

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