What’s happening at Carey Alpine Club
It looks like the snow is finally arriving... It's the middle weekend of the school holidays and the snow is bombing down.
Eagle, Scott's and Ruined Castle chairs are opening tomorrow for the first time this season, joining Halleys Comet, Towers and Drovers chairs. Yippee!
See you at the lodge.
A quick update on the May work party.
Easily the best effort of the weekend was by Team Kamminga who not only installed all of the new blinds in the bed/bunk rooms but also found the time and energy to patch and paint the holes in the architraves left from removing the old surface mounted blinds as well as helping with a number of other jobs.
Recess mounting the new blinds looks much sleeker and should help with their longevity.
In other activities, we replaced four door closers (including the front door which now shuts “assertively” rather than slamming) and adjusted all the others, fixed a number of “sticky” door handles/latches, replaced all the shower roses to facilitate fully standing showers for those over 5’4”, rotated mattresses, undertook spot cleaning and retouching of walls and doors, and restocked the store cupboard.
There are a few major jobs to be undertaken prior to the winter season, together with the usual routine maintenance items. Some of the latter can be competed easily and quickly by people staying in the lodge between now and Easter.
If you are going to be staying in the lodge and feel inclined to make your contribution, please contact us before you go up, so that we can discuss what could be done and make sure that you have the necessary equipment and/or materials.
Annual General Meeting
The AGM will be held on 27 April, 7:30pm, at the Hawthorn Library and Community Centre, 584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn in Meeting Room 2.
The Club is managed by a Committee which is elected at the AGM. The current Committee has 8 members; the Club Rules provide for a Committee of up to 10 members.
Members are keenly encouraged to nominate for the 2017 Committee as at least one current members is not standing for re-election. Committee positions provide a great opportunity for you to share your ideas, skills and expertise and have direct input into Club operations.
Upgraded summer recreational facilities at Falls Creek
There has been a significant investment on the mountain to offer a range of summer activities for visitors to Falls Creek. Most notable are the 40 km of new single-track mountain bike trails that wind their way (somewhat scarily in places) down the village side of the mountain as far as Howmans Gap.
For those who don’t like riding uphill, there is now a shuttle service that takes riders back to the tops of the trails once they finish their descents. This service runs every weekend until the end of April
Bikes can be hired from Milch Cafe and from the Slalom Day Car Park.
book your stay now!
Members may book online for themselves, their family and guests (except during the Preferential Booking Period).
Ian Cooke - President
Lisa Bradley - Vice President and Booking Secretary
David Le Page - Treasurer