BSC Newsletter - Summer/Autumn 2019 Print

Welcome to the Summer/Autumn 2019 Bogong Ski Club Newsletter.

What’s happening around our lodge?

The committee is currently in the process of purchasing some new artwork for around the lodge. On behalf of the membership, we have decided to support local photographer, Charlie Brown and one of our active members Tony Hill. 

 

Recent visits

In December 2018, the Monash University Student Theatre Group returned for their annual trip to Bogong Ski Club. The Monash University Student Theatre Group have stayed at the club for a number of years now, with member Andrew Westle. The committee received a thank you letter from the group saying they  “had a wonderful stay at BSC - a really inspiring time with loads of workshops, art making and bonding”.

AGM 2019

This year's AGM will be held at the lodge at Falls Creek on Saturday 30 March 2018 at 2pm.  If you wish to stay at the lodge, bookings are now open.

Formal notice of the AGM has recently been distributed by our sectary Richard Jowett.

2019 Working Bee Weekend

The annual working bee weekend will be held on the weekend of 18-19 May 2019.

As is usual, free accommodation is available for any person wishing to attend and assist at the working bee.

We encourage all members and active limited members to attend and help out.

Active limited members wishing to be considered for full membership should particularly consider attending, since active participation in events like this will be a factor which is taken into account when considering applications for full membership.

Booking System

Bookings for 2019 winter season will open after the AGM on 30 March 2019 at 5pm.

New Limited Members and Limited Members who did not use the lodge in the previous year are required to complete a Limited Member Application Form and return it with their booking form and payment.

Please Note: Bookings without payment will be held for SEVEN DAYS ONLY and must be paid within that time. If payment does not occur the booking WILL BE CANCELLED. The onus is on the person making the booking to expedite the booking NOT the Booking Officer.

Any alteration to bookings has to be done through the Booking Officer. The Booking Officer will maintain a wait list for all types of bookings and where a booking is not paid for or contravenes the booking rules the booking officer is able to re-allocate that room to a person(s) on the wait list.

Booking Periods:

  • Full member bookings open after the AGM- 5pm 30/3/19
  • Full Members can make bookings for immediate family Limited members 3 weeks after bookings open i.e. Limited Member Family bookings open – 5 p.m. 20/4/19
  • General Limited Member bookings open 3 weeks later – 5 p.m. 11/5/2019

Limited Member forms can be completed and sent to the Booking Officer prior to Limited Member bookings opening dates.

What’s happening around Falls Creek’s village? 

Hawkweed (Heiracium) species is a prohibited weed, which has created significant environmental problems in other countries. Parks Victoria, have placed orange tape tied to a purple disk and orange flags around the village. Please do not interfere with these markers whilst they investigate further. 

Easter 2018 

Celebrate Easter at Falls Creek, which will once again host the annual Easter Festival. There are loads of activities for all ages. 2019 Hero Pass holders will be able to ride Summit chair lift for free. 

7 Peaks Ride 

Victoria’s 7 Peaks Ride is an at-your-own pace cycling challenge which runs from October 2018 to April 2019, taking you up winding mountain roads, around steep turns and past spectacular views right to the top of seven Victorian Alpine Resorts.

The 7 Peaks Digital Passport will be the proof of your cycling toughness. Once you have completed your peaks and logged them with our 7 Peaks App, or submitted your stamped paper passport, you will go into the draw to win the major prize. 

Anzac Day Dawn Service

 Dawn Service will be held on 25th April 2019 at Eagle Rock. A free shuttle service will be available from the resort. 

Committee Contact Details

President             Peter Purcell       0411 194 694      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Secretary            Richard Jowett    0428 562 072      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Treasurer            Graeme Obst      0428 211 477       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Booking Officer    Kate Eltringham  0419 820 433       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Supplies              Robyne Tinlin     0419 614 090      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Maintenance        Peter Purcell       0411 194 694