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SAMA Social Events
SAMA Social Events
SAMA has regular social events organised by Helen Suridge. These include Friday night dinners and Sunday lunches, and an annual weekend getaway. A Xmas in July lunch was held again in 2017. In December the club has a Christmas Fun Night instead of its normal athletic program, when members and their families can compete in a number of unusual fun events.
The weekend away is an annual event. In recent years about 40 members enjoy the activities : early morning walking / running followed by relaxing afternoons or shopping trips to nearby towns.
We share dinner Friday night with George’s tough quiz to tackle, and go out Saturday night to a local hotel. There are bushwalks, lots of local shops and things to see. We always have a great time talking, eating, drinking, happy hours and sharing tales of PB’s past! Running or walking each morning is always part of the weekend.
The last away ws at Tanunda Caravan Park, Barossa Valley from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2018 (see below for further information, including photos).
Friday Night Dinner
Lakes Resort Hotel Knots Kitchen, 141 Brebner Drive, West Lakes (website).
Friday 30th November 2018 at 7pm.
Please join other members for a drink and dinnner. Family & friends welcome.
Bookings essential - Limited Places. Contact Helen on 0401 009982 or email or see her at the track.
Weekend getaway 2018
The last weekend away was at Tanunda Caravan Park, Barossa Valley from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2018.
Photos taken by John Martin and others are available to download via our Gallery. A selection are shown opposite.
Some 25 SAMA members and their families enjoyed a weekend of friendship, laughter, eating, drinking and exercising at our weekend away in the Tanunda Caravan Park. A shared meal kicked off the Friday night festivities followed by George White’s infamous quiz (it’s not so hard this year he said!!). We are grateful to Raelene Schild for her generous donation of wines consumed over the weekend and used for prizes.
A number of dedicated walkers and runners were up and out the following morning at 7.30am for a jaunt in the Barossa countryside, some managing 8km. Saturday saw some going to Seppeltsfield winery, others for a bush walk in Altona Scrub, and the rest enjoyed the delights Tanunda and the wider Barossa had to offer. We came together in the evening for a pub tea at the Tanunda Hotel, where we were joined by a few others, followed by a surprise door raffle back at the campsite with many prizes.
As is tradition, many gathered together for a coffee in a local café before hitting the road on Sunday. A wonderful weekend once again, thanks to our Social Secretary Helen Suridge. Thanks go also to John Martin for taking the bulk of the photos - good to see you out and about!
SAMA Sunday lunch held at the Belair Hotel on Sunday 24 June 2018.
Photos taken by Edna Bates at the lunch are available in our Facebook album
This was held on Wednesday 20th December 2017 at Adelaide Harriers Clubrooms, Peacock Road.
Photos of the Xmas Special are now available on our Facebook Gallery (thanks to Roger & Ros Lowe)
Weekend Getaway 2017
The previous weekend away was at Mannum Caravan Park, Mannum from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October 2017.
Some photos taken by Ros Lowe during the Sunday walk along the levee at Mannum are shown opposite.
Held on Sunday 23rd July 2017 at Valmai & David Padget's village community hall
Photos taken by Ros Lowe at the Xmas in July Lunch 2017 are available at SAMA Xmas in July Facebook album
This was held on Wednesday 21st December 2016 at Adelaide Harriers Clubrooms, Peacock Road.
Photos taken by Ros & Roger Lowe and Edna Bates at the Christmas Fun Night 2016 are available at the SAMA Christmas Event 21/12/16 Facebook album
Some of the event winners are shown in the photos on the right.
John Martin's photos taken during the2016 SAMA Weeekend away at Normanville can be viewed via the General Gallery archives (some are shown opposite).
John Martin's photos taken during the 2015 SAMA Weeekend away at Coobowie can be viewed via the General Gallery archives.
Photos taken at previous SAMA social gatherings can be viewed using the following links:
This was held on Wednesday 23rd December 2015 at Adelaide Harriers Clubrooms, Peacock Road.
Photos taken by John Martin at the Christmas Fun Night 2015 are available at XmasBreakupFun2015
Christmas Fun Night 2014
This was held on Wednesday 17th December 2014 at Adelaide Harriers Clubrooms, Peacock Road, Adelaide
Photos taken by John Martin at the Christmas Fun Night 2014 are available at SamaXmasParty2014
John Martin’s photos of the last dinner at the Calendonian Hotel on Friday 26th August can be seen at SamaDinner2682016.
SAMA dinner held at theWellington Hotel on Friday 25th September 2015.
John Martin’s photos of the occasion can be seen at SamaDinner2592015
SAMA dinner held at the Marion Hotel on Friday 5th June 2015.
John Martin’s photos of the occasion can be seen at SAMADinnerMarionHotel
SAMA dinner held at the Albion Hotel on Friday 10th April 2015.
John Martin’s photos of the occasion can be seen at SAMADinnerAtTheAlbionHotel
SAMA dinner held at the Morphett Arms on Friday 6th February 2015.
John Martin’s photos of the occasion can be seen at SAMADinnerMorphettArms
SAMA dinner held at the Cremorne Hotel on Friday 26th September 2014.
John Martin’s photos of the occasion can be seen at SamaDinnerAtCremorneUnley
SAMA dinner held at the Wellington Hotel on Friday 29th November 2013.
John Martin’s photos of the occasion can be seen at SAMADinner29112013
SAMA dinner held on Friday1st February 2013.
John Martin’s photos of the occasion can be seen at SAMADinner212013
SAMA Sunday lunch held at the Belair Hotel on Sunday 24 June 2018
SAMA Lunch held at the Crafers Hotel on Sunday 12 July 2015.
John Martin's photos from the SAMA Lunch at Crafers can be seen at SAMALunchCrafers2015
Xmas in July Lunch 2014
Held on Sunday 27th July 2014 at Valmai & David Padget's village community hall
Photos taken by John Martin at the Xmas in July Lunch 2014 are available at Sama Xmas in July Dinner
SAMA Lunch held at the Crafers Hotel on Sunday 8 July 2013.
John Martin's photos from the SAMA Lunch at Crafers can be seen at SAMALunchCrafers2013
SAMA Lunch held at the Aldgate Pump Hotel on Sunday 6 August 2012.
John Martin's photos from the SAMA Lunch at Crafers can be seen at SAMALunchAldgate2012