BSC Newsletter - Autumn 2017 PDF Print E-mail

Welcome to the Autumn 2017 Bogong Ski Club Newsletter.

Members are reminded that junior members can now join the club as full members from when they turn 18 years of age and before they turn 21 years of age. It is up to members to ensure junior members of the family maintain their membership for five consecutive years preceding their application to qualify to become a full member of the club. On reaching the age 21 years former junior members of the club are no longer eligible to stay at Bogong Ski Club as a junior member. 

Member News

Megan Finn is welcomed as a new member of the club. Megan is a third generation member of the club being a George Waite’s granddaughter.

Annual General meeting

The Annual General Meeting was conducted at the club on Saturday 25 March 2017.

There were 25 members in attendance and most stayed on to enjoy an evening meal after the Annual General Meeting.

Booking System

A member can make multiple bookings of beds in the same room and make the appropriate payment. Members cannot make bookings for beds in different rooms in the same period and then reallocate these bookings to different members or limited members. A name needs to be put against each individual booking. 

From 15 April to 1 May members plus accompanying Limited Members can make bookings. 

Bookings from returning Limited Members not accompanied by a member can be made from 1st May. 

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 with their booking form and payment. 

Bookings without payment will be held for EIGHT 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 waitlist.

Falls Creek Summer Activities

Falls Creek summer activities are drawing to a close and the mountain is gearing up for winter. 

BSC has replaced a number of mattresses in the lodge getting rid of a number that have been in use for years and the had grown a little old and worn.

Anzac Day Dawn Service 25 April

An Anzac Day Dawn Service is to be held once again at the Eagle Rock under the Eagle Chair on the Falls Creek to Mt McKay Road. A free shuttle service is available from the village for the service. 

Maintenance

Major maintenance items that are in full swing at the lodge include:

  • Replacement of two cracked double glazed windows in the dining room, one in room 8 and one in room 9.
  • Installation of two new convection ovens, maintenance on the exhaust fans and replacement of the element in the boiling billy with an element that is functional at the altitude of the club. Wiring is also being installed that will ultimately allow remote start-up and shut down of the boiler.
  • Replacement of the toilet bowl in room 9. 
  • Remedial work to re-establish drainage along the west wall of the lodge, this is still with Falls Creek Resort Management who have now questioned the compliance of construction of the lodge in the 1993 rebuild. Peter Purcell our maintenance officer advises that this work is now a priority.
  • Painting the outside of the lodge, will have to wait until the end of the season as with the drop in temperatures on the maintain outside painting is no longer possible.

Committee Contact Details

President

Andrew Smith

0422 138 955

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Secretary

Noel Eltringham

0409 541 455

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Treasurer

Graeme Obst

0428 211 477

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Booking Officer

Andrew Smith

0422 138 955

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Supplies

Robyne T.

0419 614 090

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Maintenance

Peter Purcell

0411 194 694

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 May 2017 15:06
 
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