Falls Creek — Resort Entry Season Permit for 2017 – low price by 5pm today Friday 16th Dec

Also – not forgetting about winter…if you haven’t got in early and secured your Resort Entry season permit for 2017 at the unbelievably low price of $295, you better hurry! $99 down is all it takes. Be warned, prices will be going up…we’ve held this price steady for three years, but it won’t last. There will be no other time to purchase at this price, so hurry and lock it in. It would make a great stocking stuffer…sort of!

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2016 Kangaroo Hoppet Annual Report

The Kangaroo Hoppet held its 2016 AGM on Thursday 24th November.

Click – 2016 Kangaroo Hoppet Annual Report to view.

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A reminder — Annual End of Season BBQ – Sat 19th Nov 2016

Please RSVP our Social Secretary Kerry Lucas if you intend coming to the end of season BBQ on Saturday.

  • When: Saturday 19th November.
  • Where: In the NEW picnic area by the lake in Mount Beauty.
  • Time: From 5:30 p.m.

What to bring

We will provide the meat (and vegie burgers for those who prefer them), as well as bread and sauce.

You’ll need to bring your own chair, cutlery, plates, drinks, plus, for families, a salad and a sweet to share (singles and couples – please bring a salad OR a sweet to share).

RSVP to Kerry Lucas (social secretary) by Wednesday 16th November:
Email: <km.lucas@bigpond.com> or Mobile: 0419 349 319

As a courtesy to Kerry, please let her know you will be coming and if you need vegetarian food (or else BYO meat!!) If you don’t reply, we will assume you are not coming so we don’t over-order. It also makes it easier to contact you if the weather necessitates a change of venue.

If you decide to come at the last minute, please bring your own meat!

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Annual End of Season BBQ – Sat 19th Nov 2016 – correction

Sorry for the incorrect day in the body of the last Post. It’s definitely Saturday 19th November. When I take short cuts like copy & paste from last year I need to proof the Post better.

    • When: Saturday 19th November.
    • Where: In the NEW picnic area by the lake in Mount Beauty.
    • Time: From 5:30 p.m.
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Annual End of Season BBQ – Sat 19th Nov 2016

  • When: Saturday 19th November.
  • Where: In the NEW picnic area by the lake in Mount Beauty.
  • Time: From 5:30 p.m.

What to bring

We will provide the meat (and vegie burgers for those who prefer them), as well as bread and sauce.

You’ll need to bring your own chair, cutlery, plates, drinks, plus, for families, a salad and a sweet to share (singles and couples – please bring a salad OR a sweet to share).

RSVP to Kerry Lucas (social secretary) by Wednesday 16th November:
Email: <km.lucas@bigpond.com> or Mobile: 0419 349 319

As a courtesy to Kerry, please let her know you will be coming and if you need vegetarian food (or else BYO meat!!) If you don’t reply, we will assume you are not coming so we don’t over-order. It also makes it easier to contact you if the weather necessitates a change of venue.

If you decide to come at the last minute, please bring your own meat!

Club News
National Teams — Good Luck and safe travels to Birkie skiers in Senior and Junior National Teams heading overseas for training and competition this Northern Winter.

NamelyPhil Bellingham who is again on a mission to crack the top 30 in World Cup Sprint events. Paul Kovacs currently training in Anchorage, Alaska. Casey Wright also currently studying and training in Anchorage, Alaska. Kat Paul, Aimee Watson, Nick Montgomery, Abe Wright and juniors Jarrah Forrer, Findlay and Freya Clarke. Best wishes to any Masters skiers heading overseas — Ronice Goebel (President)

National Team Club Travel Grants — From November, BNSC National Team members will be training and representing Australia at events that include World Junior and U23 Championships in Soldier Hollow Utah, USA, World Senior Championships in Lahti Finland, and many others such as various World Cup venues from Estonia to a pre Olympic World Cup in Korea.
Six members have been allocated grants totalling $4000 to assist with their endeavours and goals in the upcoming northern season.  The successful applicants are: Continue reading

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Gone Missing : A “Not New” Fischer ski bag

Ronice's SkisLast seen on Friday in the ski racks at the clubhouse (before the Nationals at Falls Creek.) In the bag are ATOMIC WORLD CUP SKIS, AND 2 PAIRS OF POLES (RED LEKI AND SWIX TRIAX)

It was raining and windy, so I did not go back to collect them after the TD course, thinking they’d be fine.

I am hoping someone has kindly thought to look after the bag or has mistakenly taken it home. Worst case, but unlikely scenario is they have blown away!

They are my favorite skis and I’d love to ski on them at the Hoppet!

Contact: Ronice Goebel — Mobile: 0409 332 642 if seen or take to the clubhouse.

Thanks.

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Junior Joey #3 and Birkie Junior Coaching (Sun 7th) & Mini Series #3 (Sat 6th)

Skate_poles_kidsJunior Joey#3 is happening this Sunday 7th August. There will be a SNOWGAINE  for all juniors (apart from the Grade 7/8 Junior Birke group who will meet Kristian in the Nordic bowl at 10 am)

The Snowgaine is for all Junior Joey’s, Gliders and Grade 5/6 Birkies. It is a great way to get some fun mileage (Joey training!) into their legs. Meet at the club house at 10.30 am to organise groups, gear and maps. The event will run between 11 am & 12:30 pm. Sausages and bread provided afterwards.

For further details contact Michelle Forrer Mob: 0417 206 672


Also don’t forget the Snow Trek & Travel Mini Series #3 (classical style) Saturday 6th August starting at 11:00 am in the Nordic Bowl. Entries — 9:15 am to 10:15 am at Windy Corner Day Shelter.


Rocky Valley Rush (Sunday 14th August) starting at 10:30 am over distances of 7.5 & 15 km in the classical style. Enter on-line by clicking [HERE]Online entries close 7 pm on Friday 12th August. Late entries will be accepted at Windy Corner Day Shelter 8:30 am to 9:30 am on race day. Add an extra $10 to the fees. The race committee needs some volunteers for this event. Please put your hand up. Contact Paul L’Huillier Mob: 0400 056 247.


Ski de Femme (Saturday 13th August). Meet at 10 am in the Nordic Bowl. Fun races starting at 12 noon. Registration is necessary. Click [HERE].

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Club Jersey ordering — Definitely the Last chance!

Ronice & Michelle

Our lovely models are from left: President Ronice Goebel & Junior co-ordinator Michelle Forrer

Kerry Lucas is doing a second run of the very popular new Club Jersey’s.

Orders — must be in by Friday 5th August for delivery pre-Hoppet.

Jerseys are Australian made by Kerry Lucas of SACUL Tawonga South. They are technical performance ski jerseys and manufactured from high quality, Italian, mid-weight, brushed fabric, offering excellent stretch, wind resistance and great thermal protection.

Click [HERE] to download a PDF order form & size chart or [HERE] for a Word version. Postage is $15.00 or arrange  pick up (Mob: 0407 814 114).

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2016 FIS Technical Delegate (TD) Seminar – Falls Creek 18-21 August

Image 2016-08-02 at 2.10.55 PMTue, 2 Aug 16This is sent to you as either an existing Technical Delegate (TD) or a prospective beginning TD. Both types of TD are required to undertake initial training and regular re-training at these seminars. 
 
FIS Technical Delegates are used to ensure that FIS races are organised and conducted within the FIS rules. This includes being on the race jury; overseeing that athletes, organisers and the public are all treated fairly; and upholding the race rules. More TD’s are needed in Australia.
 
The 2016 FIS TD seminar is confirmed for Falls Creek
  • Date: 18 – 21 August, with Australian Champs as the target practical work races for the seminar
  • Start: Thursday 18 Aug @ about 1 pm (afternoon)
  • Lead presenter: Allan Serrano (USA)
  • Cost: No charge to attend and participate in the seminar, including the practical work.
  • Venue: Falls Creek, exact place to be confirmed
  • Accommodation and travel:  Your own responsibility.

I encourage new TD’s to attend. There are personnel criteria in the FIS TD rules.  All people that I have spoken to and encouraged to attend would meet the criteria. New TD’s usually need to attend two seminars, with a period of gaining experience and exposure to TD work. The first seminar allows you to work as a National TD, at NON – FIS races, or as an assistant TD at FIS races. Once you have attended and meet the assessment criteria at the second seminar, you would then get accreditation as a FIS TD.

We need people working at both levels. With both cross country and biathlon requiring TD’s, there is plenty of TD work available.
 
Please let Andrew Walker know ASAP of your intentions to attend.
Mobile: 0407 072 152 or Email: <awalk347@gmail.com>
 
Existing FIS TDs should receive individual notification from FIS.
 
Andrew Walker
Skiing Australia XC – TD Co-ordinator 
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Birkebeiner Bulletin – August 2016

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for August 2016 is now available for viewing as a pdf file.

To view the latest Birkie Bulletin, all you need to do is click the link in this email message and the pdf file will open in your web browser. Hint: To enlarge the text on the web page, use the following keyboard shortcuts: Windows: hold down Control then type +, Apple: hold down Command then type +

Alternatively, if you wish to save the newsletter to your computer, there are two options: 1. Save it from your Browser (File > Save) or 2. Go to the club’s website <Newsletters> and download the Birkie Bulletin pdf file. Hint: Right click the link and select ‘Save Link As…. or ‘Download Linked File As…’ depending on the browser you use. Past issues can also be accessed on the site.

Birkebeiner Bulletin – August 2016

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