Our president Ronice Goebel has published the following summary re the recent Clubhouse Survey.
There is movement at “the station” aka the Club House.
Thanks to Tony Keeble for the “Clubhouse Survey” and getting the ball rolling, and to Paul L’Huillier, Jim Crebbin, Brian Keeble, Trish our trusty secretary, and others for work and feedback so far.
Below is a summary of the Survey and feedback from those who responded.
The Survey and other observations have given us direction and the impetus to take some action to alleviate practical concerns where feasible that are also within the terms of the lease. Whilst BNSC built and raised funds for the clubhouse, it currently has a 5 year lease arrangement with FCRM and is not in a position to expand the club house. We have applied for funding to assist with a Bushfire Compliance Project that will see recladding and double window glazing among other things.
The survey summary extracts common threads and responses. As Tony Keeble (Clubhouse co-ordinator) says,
“the key message to members is that we listened, we have made some changes to address some of the concerns in the kitchen, overall members didn’t want to change the usage patterns and agreed that working together with clear communication is appreciated and is what made the club inviting and friendly”
In particular, comments related to kitchen crowding, access and storage. The kids’ corner was deemed a success. Heating concerned some, and there was some discussion around having ‘members only’ times. But overall, most people are happy and in favor of not too many rules. To quote some “I like the current self-regulating system. I wouldn’t like too many rules.” “There is a real community feel and I wouldn’t want to change that.” As Bill Little has observed, we can “reinforce the tread lightly, do unto others as you would have them do unto you notion”. To that end, communication continues to be important.
Collective suggestions have been considered. Some actions you may see over this summer include:
- Remodeled kitchen area to address crowded kitchen issues.
- Fridge (donated to Mt Beauty & District Men’s Shed) and stove gone. To be replaced by new bench top and shelving. A mini fridge will be located below bench top.
- Extra micro wave.
- Hot water urn system to be investigated and installed.
- More storage area options to be investigated.
- Access options to clubhouse being explored with FCRM.
- The purchase (or building) of two ski racks that can be easily moved to the front of the clubhouse during Winter (and moved easily for grooming). The old wooden one needs replacing.
- For those of you attached to the stove, it may be possible to get a single hot plate.
- Investigating acquiring a Container to house the Skidoo thus freeing up more clubhouse space.
Don’t forget, if you are at falls creek, the club house is accessible for summer use, but the power will be off.