29 May 2010

Capital Raising for Lodge Renovation

At the recent AAC Falls Creek AGM, there was a Motion regarding Capital raising. The issue is related to the forthcoming Lease renewal and required works to improve the outside of the lodge to current standards. The majority of members who attended arrived early for the special presentation on the reasons and background of how the committee arrived at the need to raise capital.

The committee had taken email and phone queries prior to the meeting as well as responding to active discussions at the meeting. 53 members voted in person and by proxy and the motion to raise the funds was approved.

Subsequently a second motion to form a subcommittee to advise the committee on the detailed plans and implementation of the building works was moved and passed. A number of volunteers have already advised that they are able to assist on this subcommittee and any interested member is welcome to put forward their services. (please send an email to aacfallscreek@gmail.com if you wish to assist).

A subset of the presentation material will be available on the public web site for those who couldn't attend the AGM.

This forms a key milestone for the club as we prepare to extend the life of the lodge by 30-40 years and ensure that the lease and lodge are available for the next generation of skiers.

thanks for your support
Noel Poon
Chairman Australian Alpine Club Falls Creek

The presentation material can be downloaded by right-clicking here

Falls Creek Gym - new location

If you use the community gym at Falls Creek, you will find that it has moved to the ground floor of the St Falls West complex. It will be closed until 2 June. The door code is also being changed. If you are a member of the gym, you will need to get the new code from FCRM administration.

22 May 2010

Ice Plunge

The Ice Plunge is on again: celebrate the first day of winter with a refreshing dip in Rocky Valley dam.

When: Tuesday June 1st at 10am
Where: Rocky Valley Dam Boat Ramp, Falls Creek

  • Get totally wet and receive a Free Sports Towel
  • Challenge 1 - Swim around a set course and see if you can collect a duck along the way. Great prizes for those who save a duck from the chilly waters!!!
  • Challenge 2 - Red Bull Gives You Wings - Come down sporting your best wings and be in the chance to win prizes
There will also be a BBQ brekkie (SES) and expresso coffee available.

20 May 2010

New Visitor Info Centre

Resort Management are setting up a more accessible visitor info centre. It will be known as the Falls Creek Visitor Information Centre Hub. It will be operating in an office directly outside Foodworks, beginning Queens Birthday weekend. Opening hours are 8am – 5pm 7 days a week.

It will look after all guests related enquiries including
  • resort entry
  • cross country (seasonal pass) ticketing
  • gymnasium passes
  • information on resort services,
  • general guest related enquires
  • infringement payments.
Other resort admin functions will still be performed in the old office.

Falls Creek Events Calendars

Resort Management have published calendars of events for the coming season and the following summer.
Most events are now included in the calendar in the left column of this blog.

Key changes for summer
  • 4 new weekend events: triathlon, wildwalk, fishing comp and bootscooting
  • Taste of Falls to be replaced by a 2-day music-based festival, Sound of Falls, in March
  • Billy Cart & Bush Bash will be a expanded into a 2-day event

05 May 2010

New Resort Management Board and CEO for Falls Creek

The new appointments were announced recently.

The new Resort Management Board members are:
  • Mark Anderson – chair
  • Diana Patterson – deputy chair
  • Stacey Daniel
  • Lynnette Gibbs
  • Graham Irish
  • Roger Kilby
  • Charles Warren
 The new RMB CEO is David Herman.