TAUPO SKI CLUB, Up Where We Belong

By: Taupo Ski Club  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Ski, Skiing, Ski Club

TAUPO SKI CLUB, Up Where We Belong

 2010 News Archive  

2010 AGM update.  Meeting held 5th December 2010.

The 2010 AGM saw a few constitutional changes, some new officers and a fine lunch.

The changes to the constitution were all passed as described in the pre meeting information.  The election of Officers saw Leanne Murray’s resignation from the committee, Stu Hutchings stepping down as President and Harry Keys stepping down as Club Captain.

Unofficially (as I didn’t take notes) the new committee looks like:

Patron       Rod MacFarlane

President   Marty Staines

Secretary   Maggie McCaughan

Treasurer   Marion Fournier

Club Captain       Jim Norris

Booking     Vicki Moss

General      Harry Keys

Ian Chamberlain

                 Thomas Schwarz

                 Stu Hutchings

                 Anne Battersby

Thanks were given to Leanne’s work as Booking Officer and to Stu’s contribution as President.

Other points to note included the increase in Lodge night fees due to GST.  These have resulted in generally $1 increases.  In addition the subs have also been increased.  Both of these increases are GST only (rounded up to the nearest dollar).

More details to follow once the minutes have been compiled.

Club Racing

Each year there are a series of 3 club races held on Whakapapa.  These are open to clubs on the mountain and they are the Christiana Derby (Christiana Ski Club), Haensli Cup (Ruapehu Ski Club) and the Ngauruhoe Cup (Ngauruhoe Ski Club).

These races are team races with categories for Junior, Senior and Masters.  The teams consist of 5 members, at least one female, with the best 4 times contributing to the result.

These races are usually run in the Valley and each team member gets one run.  The best part is the Prize Giving/Social held at the respective club after the lifts close (heaps of food, refreshments and spot prizes).

The races are on Saturday 7th August, Saturday 21st August and Saturday 4th September.  These races are also great practise for the Club Championships on Sat 25th September.


Club Champs (10th October)   

 Junior Girls A. Bennett    Intermediate Girls  -
 Senior Women K. Wisniewski    Veteran Womens  K. Williams  
 Open Womens K. Wisniewski    Handicap Womens K. Williams 
 Junior Boys J. Bennett    Intermediate Boys  A. Moss
 Senior Men N. Moss    Veteran Men  S. Hutchings
 Open Mens A. Moss    Handicap Mens G. Bennett 
 Golden Oldies (M) H. Keys    Golden Oldies (W) J. Forsyth 
 Junior Girls Board  -    Open Women Board  -
 Junior Boys Board  -    Open Mens Board  -  
 Novice A. Veitch     Captains Trophy A. Battersby 
 Strawbridge Award V. Bennett      

North Island Masters - 2nd October

 Womens 55-59  1st  K. Williams
 Womens Overall  3rd  K. Williams

Interclub - Ngauruhoe Trophy - 4th September

 Masters Team  3rd  TSC
 Junior Boys  3rd  A. Moss
 Masters Women  3rd  K. Williams
 Masters Men  3rd  G. Bennett

Interclub - Haensli Cup - 21st August

 Junior Team  2nd  TSC
 Masters Team  3rd  TSC
 Junior Boys  1st  A. Moss 
 Overall  3rd  A. Moss

Interclub - Christiana Derby - 7th August

2010 Winter Olympics

has made the snowboarding team and is competing on Thursday 18th February in the half pipe with coverage on Prime on Friday 19th February.
Update - 19 Feb.  Rebecca scored 14.7 and 23.7 in her two runs but unfortunately missed the cut to get through to the semi finals.

Work Parties13/14 March
22/23 May
Mountain Biking Extravaganza Weekend - 20/21 March 2010. 

Paul Dawson, Jim Norris and a few other old mountain bike cronies have set the date for the above mentioned adventure .
They plan to do a short ride on the Friday @ 5pm, then the 42nd Traverse on the Saturday, complete with 4 wheeler backup.
Then another easy ride for those interested on the Sunday, either Fishers Track or Tree Trunk Gorge. 
We will be able to cater for up to 30 people.

The plan is to stay at Taupo Ski Club Friday and Saturday night.  Lodge bookings to the Booking Officer.  Members $15 per night and non members $30 per night.  Dinner and Breakfast will be included.

There will be a small fuel cost for the bike trailer vehicles etc, probably around $10 to $15 per head.

Non members are also welcome but will not be confirmed until 10 days prior.Any enquiries, ring Jim on  07 378 3234 07 378 3234 , or  027 239 7294 027 239 7294 .

AGM Update

Rod McFarlane is the new Patron.  Rod has been with the club since 1962 and we have seen 3 generations of the McFarlanes through the Club.

It would come as no surprise that Tangi Martin has also been made a Life Member.

The information in this article was current at 27 Mar 2012

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If booking the lodge out of ski season, then we can arrange a lodge manager, alternatively, we offer lodge manager training weekends a few times a year if people want to learn the systems, so bookers can run the lodge themselves for their booking. These are open to clubs on the mountain and they are the Christiana Derby (Christiana Ski Club), Haensli Cup and the Ngauruhoe Cup (Ngauruhoe Ski Club).