Lodge Update. Our Maunga. April 2021

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    Tony Gazley
    Keymaster

    Upper Tama Lake with Mt Ruapehu in the background

    Lodge Update

    Our Maunga

    April 2021


    The mountain has had a few sprinklings of snow recently indicating that things up there are getting cooler, along with the daylight hours getting shorter.

    Reflecting on this time last year when things were a bit nerve wracking with a closedown of the country and the club not knowing what the future would bring for the lodge. We can move into this winter season with some positivity as we accept the changes that have come to the country.

    We are moving forward with winter bookings. To try to cater for everyone we are attempting to attend to both the needs of those who must plan well ahead, and for those who are not able to decide when to make bookings till nearer the time.

    On the 1st of May bookings will open for members, and 1st June for non-members. Half the bunks will be released on those dates and the rest will be released progressively as the winter progresses.

    For lodge bookings member’s membership status frozen from now. This means that people who are not currently members can still join the club during winter but their non-member status for rates and priority for the lodge will remain until the end of October. So please do not hassle our booking team with excuses if you did not become a club member early enough.

    Keep the following dates in mind or, better still, on your calendar:

    • Friday 9th July to departure Sunday 25th July: school holidays
    • Sunday 8th August to departure Friday 13th August: Ski Week 1.

    The weeks but not the weekends between these dates are already fully booked.

    • Sunday 13th September to departure Friday 17th September: Ski Week 2
    • Friday 1st October to Sunday 17th October: school holidays.

    We are always looking for helpers and we have been lacking an additional booking officer, and a secretary to take care of the minutes etc. until July or August. We are also requiring people to help with lodge cleaning and food stocking next month (May). This event proves to be a chance to catch up with some key people and is always a bit of work and a lot of fun.😎

    Brian Goodwin
    Lodge convenor

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