|Dear SCV Members,
I wanted to send you an update regarding the AGM, the Club’s precautionary measures around Cornavirus (COVID-19), Accommodation Bookings, Parking and Membership Fees.
You will be aware that, at the time of writing, there are well in excess of 100,000 cases of Coronavirus reported around the globe. Consequently, the Club is planning for scenarios that are no longer merely a hypothetical. We will continue to be operating in a very fluid and changing environment. Our role is to remain balanced in our outlook and continue to make decisions focusing on the welfare of our Members, based on the most recent information available.
The Ski Club of Victoria is an institution to many who have spent time at Mt Buller, either as children learning to ski and making friends or for adults a place to cement those friendships and recant old stories of how they were or still are the fastest down the race course.
2020 looks as if it may deliver an unprecedented challenge in the form of COVID-19 not only to your club, but to the wider community. As current Chairman of the SCV board, one of my core tenets is to ensure that I leave the club in a better position that when I first undertook the role of Chair by advancing its long term sustainability and offering to members.
With unknown outcomes in 2020 due to COVID-19, your membership and continued support of the club is more important than ever. As Chair of the SCV that is now 96 years old and rapidly approaching its 100th birthday, retaining your support through this year is crucial. I ask all members, if they have not yet paid their annual membership, could you please do so as soon as possible. If you require a copy of your invoice please contact our reservations team on 5777 6024 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SCV is a small community but a great one, and we are only great because of our members. Hopefully we get a full season of skiing, and 2020 improves from here.
2020 Annual General Meeting
With the AGM to be held on Wednesday 18th March and the deteriorating
The AGM is to go ahead on Wednesday 18th from 7:30pm at Kooyong Tennis
I understand the reluctance to gather in groups currently, so the
Regarding resolutions, if you feel you can not make the meeting and
James Soutter, SCV President – 0400 651 526
Other areas to be presented at the AGM include the granting of our
As I am expecting a lower than normal turnout, the club requires a
It is likely that in the coming weeks and months, someone within our SCV community may be directly impacted by Coronavirus COVID-I9. Therefore, the SCV is developing a contingency plan aimed at minimising and managing the impact that such an event would inflict. Some of the initiatives in place or in development include:
As events continue to unfold, the SCV will consistently review and improve its approach leading into Winter to identify potential risks and implement mitigation activities as more becomes known of the virus.
We have received advice from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding recommendations we should make as a Club, as follows:
In addition, the Australian Government considers Italy to be at higher risk for COVID-19.
If you are returning from these countries, you need to monitor your health for the next 14 days. If you believe that you are beginning to show symptoms of the virus, please contact your GP immediately. If you, or someone with whom you have had close contact with, has been diagnosed with COVID-19 seek medical advise.
In order to minimise any risk to our community, the following is provided for your information:
The spread of Coronavirus can be prevented by practising good hand hygiene and sneeze/cough hygiene. It is the best defence against most viruses:
Current symptoms of Coronavirus COVID-19 include, but are not limited to fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath.
If they have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000, ask for an ambulance and notify the officers of the recent travel or close contact history.
Accommodation Bookings and Cancellation Policy
In light of these events, the Club has made the decision to amend the current cancellation policy and offer a full refund* to members if the need to cancel arises within 30 days of your scheduled arrival due to COVID-19. We will also offer members the option to transfer bookings to another date subject to availability or carry your credit over to the following year.
We would encourage members to continue booking their accommodation for the 2020 season knowing they are doing so risk free. All members with existing bookings will in the next few days receive an email confirming the updated policy.
Any members who currently have insurance on their bookings, in the event you need to cancel due to COVID-19 your insurance will also be refunded in full.
If you have any further questions regarding your accommodation please do not hesitate to contact us on 5777 6024 or by emailing email@example.com.
* a $50 administration fee applies to each booking cancelled.
SCV Car Parking and Access Passes
Resort Management are in discussion with external agencies regarding the current pandemic situation and endeavor to ensure consumer confidence for the 2020 season. A refund policy will be formalized in the coming weeks and updates will be available via the Mt Buller website, stakeholder notifications and advised by SCV
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In the meantime, we ask all parking applications are completed and signed by the set due date to secure your park for 2020. Once we have the relevant information from the ARMB regarding the refund policy we will advise those members and they can chose to withdraw their application or provide a method of payment.
As we all strive to make the best possible decisions in these challenging circumstances, we deeply appreciate the support of our members. We will continue to update you all as new information regarding the 2020 season comes to light.
I wish all members safe passage through this current crises and please feel free to reach out to any of the board members or SCV team with any questions.