Club S & R Group – recent searches

The club’s Search & Rescue Group was formed in 1982 through the initiative of  life member Bruce Vine. Up until August 2010 it had been involved in 62 call-outs. Click [HERE] for more information.

Recently the group was called out twice to assist the Police in the search for lost  skiers and snowboarders on Mount Bogong. For details of searches follow the links below.

• 5-6 July ’14 — Lost skiers search click [HERE]
• 13-15 July ’14 — Lost snowboarders search click [HERE] 

Club members involved in the two searches at various times were: Ian Franzke (group co-ordinator), Bob Flower, David Panozzo, Rob Boland, Jarrod Paine, Marty Erickson, Roger Blackwell, Jeremy Rosewarne, Ian Arbuckle, Matt O’Keefe, Blair Hume and Alan Hodgson. Jim Gargan (Field Officer) and Bill Little (Police Liaison Officer) were involved in Control Centre activities in Mount Beauty. Thanks to all involved.

Posted in Search & Rescue

Free Adult Instruction – Tues 22 July 2014

Adult XC Ski Instruction Session #2— Tuesday 22 July at Falls Creek

  • Screenie 2014-07-19 at 6.16.47 pmSat, 19 Jul 14Available free to club members only.
  • Tom Smith, our visiting USA coach, will be conducting the second session on Tuesday 22 July: 10am-11:30am in intermediate Classic Technique. Note: Beginner instruction is offered when the Junior Joey Program is being conducted.
  • You must book your place. SMS Jim Gargan – Mobile: 0409 493 202
  • Limit of 8 places.
  • Meet Tom at the Race Hut in the Nordic Bowl a few minutes before the start time.

A Reminder — The 2014/15 Membership fees were due on 1st June and payable by 30th June. Click [HERE] to pay on-line.

Posted in Instruction & Lessons

Mid-Season Dinner at Roi’s Diner – Thursday 24th July

RSVP to Social Secretary: Kerry Lucas by Monday 21st of July.
Tel: (03) 5754 1341, Email: km.lucas@bigpond.com or Mobile: 0407 814 114

    • When:  Thursday 24th  July
    • Where:  Roi’s Diner Restaurant,  179 Kiewa Valley Hwy, Tawonga
    • Time:  6:30pm
    • Cost:  $20.00 per head. Please note the club is subsidising the meal by $15.00 per head. Drinks are not included. 

Club members will enjoy a delicious 2 course dinner. There will be some choice on the set menu. Vegetarians and others can be catered for, but please advise when you RSVP.

Please come and enjoy this great night!

A Reminder — The 2014/15 Membership fees were due on 1st June and payable by 30th June. Click [HERE] to pay on-line.

Posted in Events, Information

Junior Joeys & Adult Instruction

Junior Joey’s Program — Sunday 13 July at Falls Creek 

Change of time for Junior Joey#1. Due to the Inter club relays, the Junior Joey event this Sunday will now start at 12noon in the Nordic Bowl (not 11am as previously advertised) for an hour of fun activities and games. It might be a good idea to feed your children beforehand. Please meet at the Birkebeiner Club banner in the Bowl.
Cheers, Michelle Forrer

Adult XC Ski Instruction Session #1— Tuesday 15 July Falls Creek

  • Tom Smith, our visiting USA coach, will be conducting the first session on Tuesday 15 July: 10am-11:30am in intermediate skate technique.
  • You must book your place. SMS Jim Gargan – mobile: 0409 493 202 ASAP
  • Limit of 8 places.
  • Meet Tom at the Race Hut in the Nordic Bowl a few minutes before the start time.

A Reminder — The 2014/15 Membership fees were due on 1st June and payable by 30th June. Click [HERE] to pay on-line.

Posted in Instruction & Lessons, Juniors & Joeys

High Plains Tour (Sat) & Vic Interclub Relays (Sun) – Falls Ck

Club Teams for Sunday’s Relays — There is a class for everyone ‘fast, slower, young, open & masters’ so come along and be part of a club team. Ronice is the club captain so please contact her by Saturday night to indicate your participation or post your name on the clubhouse noticeboard. Mobile: 0409 332 642, Email: <ronice.goebel@gmail.com>

Sat 12 July — Snow, Trek & Travel High Plains Tour (Falls Creek)

    • Enter at Windy Corner Day Shelter (9-10am)
    • 11am start in the Falls Creek Nordic Bowl
    • Distances of 2.5km, 5km and 10km
    • Junior, Open and Master age groups
    • Technique: Freestyle (skate or classic)
    • It’s one of the 8 Vic Ski Chase races where you can earn individual points over the season

Sun 13 July — YMCA Howmans Gap Victorian Interclub Relays (Falls Creek)

    • Enter at Windy Corner Day Shelter (9-10am)
    • 11am start in the Falls Creek Nordic Bowl
    • Distances of 2.5km & 5km
    • Junior, Open and Master age groups
    • Three person team (Technique — one classic & 2 freestyle skiers)
    • Schools teams will be recognised as participating for their school
Posted in Race Info & Results

Birkebeiner Bulletin – July 2014

The July 2014 Birkebeiner Bulletin is now available for viewing on-line as a pdf file (2.5 MB). It will open in your internet browser when you click the link below. Or you can download the pdf file to your computer. (Right click the link below and select ‘Download Linked File…. or ‘Download Linked Target…’ depending on the browser you use).

You can also navigate via the Birkie website to Newsletters to view the Bulletin.

Birkebeiner Bulletin – July 2014

A Reminder — The 2014/15 Membership fees were due on 1st June and payable by 30th June. Click [HERE] to pay on-line.

Posted in Bulletin Newsletter

Last chance — Pre-Season Casserole Dinner – Sat 14th June

Our social secretary Kerry Lucas needs to know if you will be attending the club’s Annual Casserole Dinner. RSVP was Wednesday 11th June. Last year we had over 100 adults and kids so if you want a seat let Kerry know.

If you intend to come she needs to know ASAP. Don’t just turn up!

Details of the evening are as follows: Continue reading

Posted in Events