26 January 2009

all downhill

Summer activities at Falls Creek have included the inaugural billy cart derby on 10 January (photo from 'The Weekly Times').

More details, including race results, here.

Forthcoming activities scheduled prior to the Winter season include:
• Gourmet Guided Walking Tour 30 Jan - 5 Feb 09
• Mile High Tennis Tournament 14 Feb 09
• Falls Creek Artists Camp / Master Classes 6-8 Mar 09
• Terra Australis Mountain Bike Epic 29 Mar - 4 Apr 09 : NEW
• Easter Family Festival 10-13 Apr 09
• Bogong High Plains Road Sealing Complete 15 Apr 09
• Anzac Day Dawn Service 25 Apr 09

21 January 2009

future capital works

The lounge / dining area emerged in the 2008 membership survey as the part of the lodge where the majority think work needs to be done. The committee is considering future capital works in this part of the lodge (while preserving the section of ‘heritage wallpaper’) in addition to other work that may be necessary as part of the lease renewal process. No work is likely prior to the 2009 season.

01 January 2009

2009 booking rates & dates

Details of the 2009 booking rates and dates have been sent to members. These rates represent a small increase on the standard winter night rates over 2008. A copy of the 2009 Australian Alpine Club booking information sheet can also be downloaded here.

membership matters

waiting list
We are currently in a strong membership position. We have closed the membership temporarily as we don’t have any members wishing to sell their memberships and we currently have a small wait-to-buy list.

Since the wait-to-sell list has now been eliminated , the member-get-member incentive which was started some years ago no longer applies.

joining fees
Joining fees for new members were increased from 1 January 2009 as follows:
  • Adult member: $4,700 (inclusive of a $2,000 debenture, previously $4,200)
  • Intermediate member (18-24): $2,820 ( previously $2,640)
  • Junior member (under 17): $940 (previously $880)
The 20% upfront joining fee discount for adult members has also been withdrawn. These changes reflect our current strong membership position (a 'wait-to-join' list) and the relative price of joining similar snowsports clubs. Prospective members on the wait-to-join list at 31 December 2008 will be able to join at the current rates when memberships become available.