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2018 SUBSCRIPTION NOTICES

2018 Subscription Notices have been sent via email on February 1 2018. If you have not received your notice please contact the club secretary on info@patscherkofel.com.au  Bookings open in March 2018, we ask that payment of annual Subscriptions be made by the due date. You must be a financial member to make any booking.

NEW LODGE MANAGERS 2018

BRITTANY FRENCH & LEE SMALLMAN
We have appointed and welcome Brittany French and Lee Smallman as our new Managers for 2018.

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Brittany is a teacher at Penbank, Mornington, and likes to ski. Lee is a winemaker at “Chirping Bird” Winery, Mooroduc and is a keen snowboarder. Britt and Lee bring a wide range of skills to the role of Managers that will ensure the lodge is run as we have come to expect, with a smile and lovely demeanor.

Britt and Lee will manage and run the club as we know, but they will also fulfill the role of Online Bookings assistance for our members. Please join the Committee in welcoming Britt and Lee to Patscherkofel and wish them every success and support in their new role as the best managers on the mountain! Kim will be visiting Patsch with Britt for a full handover. You can contact Britt & Lee manager@patscherkofel.com.au so make sure you introduce yourself when you visit the club this season.

FAREWELL KIM & ED

Earlier this year, Kim and Ed, our Managers, resigned their position for the 2018 season. We have been very lucky with the excellent services of Kim & Ed as our Lodge Managers for some 8 years at Patscherkofel. Read Kim and Ed’s farewell message below.

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Dear Members                                                                                                                   

After long deliberation, we have come to a decision not to seek reappointment as your lodge managers for the 2018 season. This has not been an easy decision for us to make. Patscherkofel has been our winter home for some 8 years. We have made many new friends and really enjoyed our time at Patsch.

The time has come for us to smell the roses and do some travelling, which we have been deferring for some time. We will certainly miss you all. We wish you all a very happy 2018 and a great new ski season.

Very Kindest Regards                 Kim & Ed

We have been very lucky to engage in such a long association with Kim and Ed at Patscherkofel. They first came to us as new Managers in 2001, and were so great, we asked them to stay on. Four years later they had a snow-change to Benalla Ski Club, only to return in 2013 for another 5 years.

Kim and Ed have made every member and their guests feel welcome upon each visit, like one is coming home. Their superior management of Patscherkofel has been outstanding every day of every season whether it’s Kids Week, Race Weekend, Managers’ Drinks or any regular Winter day.

We wish Kim and Ed all the best and thank them for their hard work, commitment and more importantly friendship over the years, ensuring Patscherkofel remain the best club on the hill.

Warmest regards         The Committee & Members               Patscherkofel Ski Club, Mt. Buller.

CLUB CHAIRMAN

Damian Moloney resigned his position as Chairman of Patscherkofel   in 2017. We thank Damian for his years as Chairman, and previously as Lodge Administrator.  The club would not be what it is today without Damian’s dedication and attention to detail. Damian joined the Committee in 2002, with 15 years on the Committee and as Lodge Administrator for many years prior. The Committee have appointed Scott Wlossak as our new Chairman to take the reins and steer the club forwards for 2018/19 season.

Scott is an ultra-passionate skier who grew up skiing at Perisher and Thredbo from age four. He has been a member of Patscherkofel for five years and has been on the Committee as Treasurer since 2014.

Having grown up as a member of a lodge at Smiggin Holes, Scott loves lodge life and the sense of community it brings. Scott is married to Tracey and father of Matthew, who both love mountain life. Matthew is currently enjoying his skiing with MBRC.

Scott is a strategy, banking and finance leader within NAB’s Business and Private Bank, is Chairman of a not for profit (VACRO) and is also on his son’s snowsports committee.

He is committed to ensuring Patscherkofel continues as the premier lodge on the mountain, with a warm, inclusive culture and strong financial foundation.

4WD ON-SITE PARKING

On-site rotational car park permits must apply in writing to the Committee by March 1 2018, info@patscherkofel.com.au or any Committee member on Contact Us page. Applications will be reviewed by the Committee and you will be notified if successful. Tip Corner parking permits are available from Mt. Buller Resort Administration.

LABOUR DAY WEEKEND AT PATSCHERKOFEL

Patscherkofel will be in use over the Labour Day weekend of March 9-12th.  There are a number of bookings with the Committee.  Apply via email to the Committee if you wish to stay for the long weekend. Email any Committee member on Contact Us page or info@patscherkofel.com.au

EASTER AT PATSCHERKOFEL

Easter is a great time to stay at Patscherkofel. Take advantage of the off peak rates and the many activities on the mountain. Apply in writing to the Committee if you wish to stay over Easter. Email any Committee member on Contact Us page or info@patscherkofel.com.au

YOUNG KIDS IN SEPTEMBER

All kids will be allowed to stay in the lodge from the 3rd of September until the season closes. We would like to encourage members with younger children to book into the lodge for spring skiing.

UPCOMING PATSCHERKOFEL AGM 2018

The upcoming Patscherkofel AGM is scheduled for Wednesday May 16th, 2018 7.00pm for a 7:30pm start at Royal South Yarra Tennis Club.

RACE WEEKEND 2018

The Annual Patscherkofel Race Weekend will be held on Saturday the 28th July, 2018. One of the highlights of the ski season, with plenty of food, drinks and a shot of schnapps before heading down the course. Book in quick as beds are filling up fast for the most coveted race of the season!

SPA & SAUNA FACILITIES

Unfortunately the Spa has been out of order for much of the 2017 season & was decommissioned in July 2016. The Committee are revising the use of the facilities and the room. The spa has been a significant cost to to maintain over many years, and we are seeking input from members for the best way to utilise this space. Suggestions for possible uses of the room include – A bedroom, steam-room, mini gymnasium / yoga stretching room, a ‘club’ style lounge. Members’ ideas are invited. Please email suggestions to info@patscherkofel.com.au

2018 BOOKINGS & SUBSCRIPTIONS

As you know Bookings and Subscriptions go hand in hand. No subscriptions, no bookings. You will receive your subscription electronically with just a few members requesting paper versions. We ask that subscriptions be paid by the due date as bookings open on March 1st 2018.

2018 bookings can be made online on the website, or by contacting info@patscherkofel.com.au   Contact details are on the 2018 Booking Sheet and on the Home page.

The online booking system is now live, and bookings will be accepted from March 1st, 2018.

Consult the website for important information relating to the Club’s Calendar of Events – Race Weekend, School Holiday & Kids Week dates, Reciprocal Lodges available to Patsch members. This information is contained in the Booking Sheet.

NEW MEMBERS

The Committee has reviewed the process for new membership applications by parties who have been proposed and seconded by an existing member. We will be seeking greater input from both the proposer and the seconder. Applications will be published on the website under Membership and you will need your password to gain access to view the proposed applications. The Committee will put up a detailed explanation of the new amendments shortly.

Don’t forget, if you have any queries in relation to membership, please feel free to contact Emma Poynton (membership@patscherkofel.com.au) by email and I am sure she will be only too happy to help you out.

LODGE MAINTENANCE

The boiler system was upgraded during 2015/16 Summer. The result is a modern efficient zoned system  where areas of the lodge can be turned on and off as utilisation demand requires.