136 Years of Service and Excellence

President: Harald Loeffler, Consul for Austria

Manchester Consular Association

76 Moss Lane, Bramhall

Stockport SK7 1EJ

Tel: 0161 439 5999 or Tel: 0161 439 9864


Friday, 16thNovember 2018

Dear Member,

You will have already received notice of the Manchester Consular Association’s Annual Dinnerto be held on Friday, 16thNovember 2018 at Gorton Monastery, Gorton, Manchester M12 5WF. As in previous years there will be a Reception, with sparkling wine, commencing at 7.00 p.m.followed by dinner at 7.30.

Following the Reception there will be musical entertainment. The programme will include music by Austrian composersto mark this year’s Austrian Presidency and the event will be attended by a representative from the Austrian Embassy, who will speak after dinner.

For those of you who are unaware of Gorton Monasteryyou will find it a fascinating experience. It has been saved from ruin and lovingly restored, being awarded the coveted M&IT Gold Award and Best Unique Venue for the past three years. The website, give you a taste of what to expect. This will be a very different venue from the normal hotel function and we think will be of particular appeal to personal guests, consular staff and business associates, to all of whom we extend a very warm welcome.

Another positive feature is that there is ample secure (and free) parking and a good selection of hotels nearby for anyone wishing to stay overnight.

We will again be supporting the Lord Mayor of Manchester’ Charity, full details of which will be included in the menu card.

I will be sending out the menu and booking form by email shortly. Members are encouraged to bring guests. With the return of your booking form I will be asking for full details of you and your guests, along with menu choices. On receipt of this information and payment, I will send out the appropriate number of tickets by mail.

Cost of the function will be as last year, £55.00 per personand includes reception drinks, four course dinner, table wines and cordials as in previous years. Attendance will be by ticket only, to be paid for and issued in advance. MCA receipted invoices may also be issued on request.

As last year this promises to be a most enjoyable evening and we are sure that the Monastery will be a unique experience for some of you and your guests. We look forward to seeing you there.

John F. Meeus

Dinner Organiser