“A”, “B” and “C” Lodge Members
The Club is a registered public company, the shareholders being those members who have taken out a lodge membership ie, “A”, “B”or “C” members. This entitles them to vote at the Annual General and other club meetings, where opinions for constructive suggestions and criticism are sought to improve our club. Lodge memberships for “A”, “B” and “C” members are usually purchased from existing members wishing to exit, and are at an agreed price between the parties.
The Club will not accept a new member until an application form has been approved, and there are no outstanding debts to the club on the membership being sold .The club issues guidelines on how to purchase a membership. Under normal circumstances you need to be an ordinary member for 12 months before you qualify to be able to purchase a Lodge membership. This can be waived under certain circumstances.
Immediate son and/or daughter (first generation) have the same booking rights as the Lodge Member. This means that a Lodge Member son and/or daughter are entitled to take a spouse or friend at Lodge Member rates.
Once purchased, Lodge members pay an annual subscription of $280. If you fail to pay your yearly membership subscription by the time prescribed on the Subscription Renewal form, your membership lapses, and you have to reapply. There are also penalties imposed for late payment.
If you wish to become a Lodge member, please contact the Membership Director, who will enter you on a “wait list”.
When a membership becomes available for sale, the Membership Director will advise all those on the wait list.
As an “O” member you are entitled to substantially reduced accommodation charges compared to non-membes. However, you would not be eligible to vote at club meetings, but we would still welcome your opinion or constructive suggestions at club meetings.
If you wish to become an ordinary (“O”) member, please complete the attached application form, and return it to the Membership Director, with a cheque or money order for $115 payable to “St George Alpine Club Ltd”. The $115 consists of a joining fee of $35 and an annual subscription of $80. The Membership Director will consider your application and advise you if you are successful. This is necessary, as there are limits to the number of ordinary memberships that are available under the club’s administrative laws.
Once accepted for “O” membership, if you fail to pay your yearly membership subscription of $80 by the time prescribed on the Annual Subscription Renewal form (generally late February), your membership lapses, and you have to reapply and pay the full joining fee again with your annual subscription (ie, $115).
Children – Definition
For tariff purposes, a “child” is defined as being below school age, or attending primary or secondary school. Children 4 years and under are free.
Newsletters are issued periodically, with notification of the next meeting of the Club. Meetings are generally held at the St. George Leagues Club in the evenings.
Reasons For Joining The Club
- The club is co-operative non-profit venture, where any excess revenue raised is used for the benefit of the members, usually through improved club facilities and maintaining low accommodation rates.
- As a lodge member you will have equal voice in the aims and objectives of the club.
- As a lodge member you will have an initial preferential booking during the snow season.
- You will have booking rights at both lodges. This gives you the opportunity to access different ski fields and pay only one set of fees, a feature not many other clubs have.
- Almost unlimited opportunity for accommodation in either lodge outside of the ski season.
- Your equity can be passed onto your children.
Lodge Membership Issues
- Your equity is protected by the fact that the club is a registered company whose elected directors are themselves members bound by the ASIC. The clubs finances are independently audited.
- If you wish to resign your membership at any time, you are at liberty to sell it, provided that any monies owing to the club are paid, and the prospective buyer is acceptable to the club.
- If you wish to see prior years’ accounts, this can be arranged through the Membership Director.
- The club has set a limit on the number of lodge and ordinary members, to hold a balance between the availability of the bookings, and the ability to meet costs. If the quota of lodge members is filled, the “ordinary” membership serves as a waiting list.