MRC's "The Forgotten People" 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Monday, 22 May 2017

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The Menzies Research Centre presents

The Forgotten People” 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner
A celebration of the wartime broadcast that defined today’s Australia

 

With Special Guests:

Sir Robert Menzies Daughter Mrs Heather Henderson
Former Prime Minister of Australia the Hon John Howard OM AC
Alan Jones AC 
Former and current Parliamentarians

 

Join us for an unforgettable evening to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the greatest oration in Australian political history – Sir Robert Menzies’ Forgotten People Address.

On 22 May 1942, during one of the darkest periods of World War II, Sir Robert broadcast to the nation, delivering a speech setting out his vision for a free and prosperous nation after the war was won. The Forgotten People speech defined post-war Australia and laid the philosophical foundations for the Liberal Party of Australia. It heralded an era of unprecedented prosperity driven by individual enterprise rather than the state.

Sir Robert’s appeal to the forgotten people resonates as strongly today as it did in 1942 during the darkest days of World War Two.  

To mark this historic occasion, the MRC will host a gala dinner in Old Parliament House, Canberra. At 9:15pm, 75 years to the minute after Menzies’ began speaking, his speech will be delivered again by a distinguished actor. The address will be broadcast live to the nation via the Macquarie Radio Network.   

Click here to read Menzies' Forgotten People - 75 Years On by Nick Cater. 

Date

Monday 22 May 2017

Time

7:30pm – 10:00pm*
*VIP pre-dinner drinks gathering will commence at 6:30pm - see below for details

Venue

Old Parliament House, Canberra

ACCOMMODATION

We have partnered with the Doma Hotels Group which means guests are eligible for 15% off the Best Available Rate from their full suite of hotels (Hotel Realm, Burbury Hotel, Little National Hotel and Brassey Hotel) – subject to availability. We highly recommend securing your accommodation as soon as possible as vacancies are scarce during Parliamentary Sitting weeks.

Guests can book online at www.domahotels.com.au, call reservations on 02 6163 1800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mention the EVENT code to access the discounted rate.

BOOKINGS

Click HERE to book individual tickets.

For Platinum or Gold tables, please contact Michelle Ko or Kay Gilchrist at (02) 6273 5608 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Ticket Prices

NB: tickets to the exclusive VIP drinks gathering at the Members’ Bar is strictly limited and are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

CATEGORY TYPE PRICE
Individual 1 MRC Subscribers (Platinum, Gold, Silver) / Liberal Party Members (main dinner event only)
*Membership number required
$140.00 pp
Individual 2 MRC Subscribers (Platinum, Gold, Silver) / Liberal Party Members
(exclusive VIP pre-dinner drinks gathering at the Members’ Bar with former Parliamentarians + main dinner event)
*Membership number required
$200.00 pp
Individual 3 Non-Subscribers/General members of the public
(main dinner event only)
$190.00 pp
Individual 4 Non-Subscribers/General members of the public
(exclusive VIP pre-dinner drinks gathering at the Members’ Bar with former Parliamentarians + main dinner event)
$250.00 pp
Corporate Table Package
1  
Platinum Sponsorship Package –
Includes main dinner event and:
  • Exclusive VIP pre-dinner drinks gathering at the Members’ Bar with distinguished guests
  • Dedicated company description ad on event program
  • Verbal acknowledgement at beginning and conclusion of event
  • Prominent display of company name and logo on table setting, event website, MRC events page (with hyperlink), audio-visual screens, social media, post-event correspondence and media coverage
  • Premium table positioning
  • VIP guest at table if requested
  • Photo opportunities with head table guests (permission to use photographs in your own marketing and media materials)
  • Complimentary table gifts
$3,000.00 + GST per table
Corporate Table Package
2
Gold Sponsorship Package –
Includes main dinner event and:
  • Prominent display of company name and logo on table setting, event website, MRC events page (with hyperlink), audio-visual screens, social media, post-event correspondence and media coverage
  • Photo opportunities with head table guests (permission to use photographs in your own marketing and media materials)
  • Complimentary table gifts
$2,000.00 + GST per table

 

ENQUIRIES

For dinner enquiries please contact Michelle Ko or Kay Gilchrist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (02) 6273 5608.

For accommodation-related enquiries, please contact Doma Hotels Group at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (02) 6163 1800.

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

(02) 6273 5608
From outside Australia: + 61 2 6273 5608
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