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

Image 2016-07-31 at 8.42.40 PMSun, 31 Jul 16
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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Hurry Last Chance to get a Club Jersey this season

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 Wednesday 3rd 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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Junior Joey#1 & Birkie Junior Coaching info.

Skate_poles_kidsJunior Joey#1 is happening this Sunday 3rd July. Meet at 11 am at the Nordic Bowl. This program caters for primary aged kids of all levels.

Because of this event,  the Junior Birke session (for older more experienced juniors, usually occurring at 11 am will be at 1:30 pm so that Kristian (our new Norwegian coach) can assist with both sessions.

Also don’t forget the Club’s Birkebeiner Classic race (C) on Saturday 2nd July starting at 10:00 am in the Nordic Bowl. Enter at Windy Corner Day Shelter 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Distances: 10, 5 & 2.5 km. The 2.5 km distance is deal for juniors.

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Birkebeiner Bulletin – July 2016

Image 2016-06-29 at 9.39.00 PMWed, 29 Jun 16for July 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 – July 2016

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New Club Jerseys for sale

Out with the old and in with the NEW………. jackets that is!

Orders — must be in by 30th June for delivery mid July 2016.

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 or [HERE] for a Word order form.
Postage is $15.00 or arrange to be picked up (Mob: 0407 814 114).

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Club Jacket #2Club jacket #1

Our models: Vice president Blair Hume, and partner, Julie Smith

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Pre-Season Casserole Dinner – Sat 11th June

When: 6.00 pm Saturday 11th June 2016
Where: Outdoor School – Bogong Village
RSVP: By Wednesday 8th June to Kerry Lucas (Social Secretary)

Please note: As a courtesy to Kerry, the volunteer organiser, please let her know by the RSVP date if you will be attending.  Do not just turn up! That would be very rude.

Emailkm.lucas@bigpond.com Tel: 03 5754 1341, Mob: 0407 814 114

  • Parking — It would be best to drop off food and passengers then park down at  Bogong Jack’s Cafe. Parking is limited around the School.
  • Food — Bring food to share (singles – a casserole or dessert, families – casserole and dessert), plus your own drinks and glasses. There are plastic beakers for kids’ drinks. Plates and utensils are provided.
  • Children — Main course dinner for the children will be served first at 6.30 and then be supervised by some of the older children.

Guest Speaker

Image 2016-06-06 at 3.15.13 PMMon, 6 Jun 16Club member Ewan Silvester (Yackandandah)Ewan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution at La Trobe University (Albury-Wodonga Campus). Ewan and his wife Johanna are very active members of the club, with two young boys, Tommi and Harry, who are keen and very good racers. 

Ewan will talk about the research activities of his group, focused on and around the Bogong High Plains. This work is primarily directed towards understanding the role of alpine peatlands in headwater stream hydrology, and the links between the distributions of wetland vegetation and water composition. Click [HERE] to view a profile of Ewan and the work he does.

Ewan, thank you for offering to be our guest speaker this year.

  • The Ian Ryan Club Award will be presented.
  • Second hand equipment sale. (Bring it along, someone may buy it. Label it with your name and the asking price.)
  • DVD’s and other activities for the kids.
  • Lots of talk. It’s a great night to meet members and get fired up for the coming season.
  • New and old members most welcome.
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