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Membership of Opal Ski Club

It is vital for our club continue to attract new members who share our love of the outdoors and want to experience Mt Buller in a friendly, unpretentious club environment.

The first step to becoming a Member of Opal Ski Club is to spend as much time at the lodge as possible with current Members, either over the winter months or during the summer bike season, work parties and social events. Once you become familiar with club Members you can ask yo be nominated for an Associate Membership with the payment of the annual subscription fee. By becoming an Associate Member of Opal, you can enjoy unrestricted use of the lodge facilities for you, your family and friends all year round, enjoy our many social events and get become involved in our regular summer work party program.

After 12 months as an Associate Member, a current Member of Opal can nominate you for Full Member status. Your nomination will be submitted at the next monthly committee meeting and seconded by another Member of Opal for approval by the committee. On acceptance as a Full Member of Opal you are welcome to contribute to a wide range of initiatives and the management the club. Over the years this has proved to be a great way to get to know everyone and learn about our past and the exciting future of our club.

Associate Membership benefits include:

  • Priority winter booking period from 1 April
  • Year round discount bed rates for your immediate family
  • Make group bookings on behalf of your friends
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Invitation to pre and post season social events
  • Nomination to become a Full Member after 12 months

Full Membership benefits include:

  • Priority winter booking period from 1 April
  • Year round discount bed rates for your immediate family
  • Make group bookings on behalf of your friends
  • Lodge keys and storage locker for your personal things
  • Secure ski and snowboard storage
  • Entitlement to onsite parking (spaces rotated between Members)*
  • Invitation to Members only annual winter Club weekend
  • Participation in Members club ski race
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Invitation to pre and post season social events
  • Entitlement to purchase 50 year history book

Membership of Opal is great value, with current annual subscription only $721. Full membership of Opal requires a further one-off Entrance Fee of $4,000 and a one-off debenture of $1,050 that is refundable should you choose to leave Opal for any reason.

This is an excellent chance to be involved with one of the oldest club on Mt Buller in one of Victoria's best alpine settings, and take an active part in Opal's future.

If you would like any additional information on becoming involved in our club, please speak to your contact at Opal or call Chris Berechree, Club President on 0411 446 351

*Opal has 3 onsite parking spaces outside the lodge that are shared on rotation with Members who purchase a Mt Buller Parking Permit. This allows for Access Only (15 min. drop off/pick up at the lodge), when space is unavailable with parking available below Tip Corner at all other times.

 

 
 

Membership Classifications

Full Member Any Associate A or Associate B (who has been an Associate Member for not less than 12 months) shall be eligible to be nominated as a Full Member of Opal Ski Club.

Life Member Members whose lifetime contributions to the club have been recognised by the committee.

Associate Member The spouse of a Member and any child of a Member under the age of 16 years is entitled to use all of the facilities of the Opal Ski Club on the same terms and conditions as would be appropriate to a Member.

Associate Member (Class A) Any child of a member who has reached the age of 18 years but is under age of 30 years shall be eligible to be nominated for election as a Class A Associate Member of Opal Ski Club. (eligible for Full Memership after 1 year)

Associate Member (Class B) Any person who has reached the age of 16 years shall be eligible to be nominated as a Class B Associate Member of Opal Ski Club. (eligible for Full Membership after 1 year)

Provisional Associate Any person who has reached the age of 16 years shall be eligible to be nominated as a Provisional Associate of the Club ("Provisional Associate"). Guest who has stayed 1 + nights.

Social Member Any Full Member, Associate A or Associate B shall be eligible to be nominated for election as a Social Member of Opal Ski Club. (Not advised of General Meetings and not part of corum)

 

 
Membership Privileges
 
(a) All members, Associate Members, Social members and Provisional Associates shall only have such rights as are conferred by the Constitution and such further rights with regard to the use of the Club premises and facilities as may be conferred by the By-Laws and Opal Ski Club.

(b) A right, privilege or obligation of a general Member by reason of membership of the Opal Ski Club is not capable of being transferred or transmitted to another person and terminates upon the cessation of membership whether by death, resignation or otherwise.

(c) Opal Ski Club is a non profit organisation established and conducted solely for the benefit of its general Members. Save as is expressly authorised by this Constitution or by the Act, no payment of any description shall be made by the Opal Ski Club to any general Member, nor shall there be any distribution of its assets between all or any of the general Members.

 

 
Full Membership Joining Fees
Joining Fee
 
Debenture
 
Annual Subscription - Full Member
$4,000.00
 
$1,050.00
 
$721.00
Annual Subscriptions
Full Member$721.00
Life Member$0
Associate Member$0Spouse of Full Member or child of Member under 18.
Associate Member (Class A)$160.00Child of Member aged 18 to under 25 @ 30 September.
Associate Member (Class A)$287.00Child of Member aged 25 to under 30 @ 30 September.
Associate Member (Class B)$721.00Prospective Full Member new to Opal min. 1 year.
Provisional Associate (Guest)$90.00Provisional Associate (Guest nominate by a Member who has stayed 1 + nights).
Social Member$180.00
* Members/Associates are required to be financial to be eligible for Members' rates/privileges

 

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