The 2020 Spring work parties for our club are coming up!!
Each work party will be held from a Friday afternoon to the following Sunday, with the Friday and Saturday nights reserved for accommodation for participants. In addition, 2 extra nights will be offered free of charge on the Sunday and Monday nights immediately following each work party. This will allow for a little extra time for some rest and recreation up in the mountains during the beautiful spring months as well as allowing for an extra final sanitising of the lodges in line with our summer COVIDSafe plan. The extra nights will also help members who have to travel considerable distances to the mountains for the weekend.
The work parties will be held on the following weekends:
|Work Party Dates||Optional extra free nights|
|Nov Fri 6th – Sun 8th||Nights of Sun 8th and Mon 9th – check out Tuesday 10th Nov|
|Nov Fri 13th – Sun 15th||Nights of Sun 15th and Mon 16th – check out Tuesday 17th Nov|
|Nov Fri 27th – Sun 29th||Nights of Sun 29th and Mon 30th – check out Tuesday 1st Dec|
All lodges will need some general cleaning, small maintenance items addressed and some garden work. At Waragun our jobs will also include removing grout and re-grouting showers. Kyilla will need a few gyprock walls cut and patched and painted as well as some heavy lifting of aggregate in handy-pails.
So come along if you have applicable experience… or even if you don’t! Please also consider bringing along suitable tools. Waragun could do with a few hand grout saws (note we will need to avoid power tools for grout removal such as Dremels to avoid dust and to protect the shower waterproofing membranes). In Kyilla we could do with a few handy pails and strong backs.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will be operating work parties at reduced numbers (approx. 50% capacity) in line with the club’s summer COVIDSafe plan. We recognise, however, that given the nature of a work party it may be difficult to socially distance at times and therefore we intend to have the work party function as a “COVID Bubble” in which we expect participants are likely to interact in a similar fashion as if they were from the same household.
If you feel you are in a demographic of greater risk due to age or pre-existing medical conditions, we ask that you do not register for this event. In addition, if you are from a specific area with recent or current community transmission of COVID-19, you will not be allowed to attend. At the time of writing, these areas included all of Victoria and the local govt areas of Camden, Lakemba and Liverpool in Greater Sydney. Please refer to https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates for the most up-to-date information. You will be required to complete an online pre-trip survey confirming that you have not acquired COVID-19 in the weeks prior to the trip and that you do not have any symptoms that may be consistent with COVID-19 infection.
The club will provide Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner & nibbles as well as Sunday breakfast & lunch.
Spring in the mountains is a great time to visit with fields full of wild flowers and some great walking tracks near the lodges.
To participate in the work party please email the Administration Manager (Mark Green), [email protected]. In your email please let Mark know how many nights you intend to stay (up to 4 nights free). The Administration Manager will maintain a list of participants and will notify members if they are successful in getting into the work party.