Maintenance Schedule
2015-04KMcCAlternate stairs and track to front door from car park. (In planning phase) Permission in progressActive,
2015-08RTReplace roof (can wait for now)on hold
2016-07MMcCPipes frozen in foyer - provide thermometer to monitor temp?
2016-08RTRepairs to the rendering on chimney and repainting of chimney. Lower chimney completed, upper needs workPart done 2017
2017-08MMccClosing device on sliding door at bottom of bedroom stairs to prevent banging
2017-08MMccSteam clean carpets. Wax spill in bedroom 3 and stains near fireplace
2017-08MMccRepaint emergency exit steps, stringers and canopy walls
2017-08MMccReplace ski-racks to fit modern skis and snowboardsplanning
2019-06Bob TaylorGrate and ash tray needs replacing
2019-07Don JohnstonLPG gas ran out. Was filled in May? Needs investigating.
2019-08Dax LPG gas left on at stove. Lodge full of gas of new arrivals

Insurance Valuation

JLT Valuation Services have received instructions and directions from Mr John Barter of Redwood Ski Lodge Co Op LTD to complete a valuation of building and improvement assets for insurance purposes at locations listed in the summary of this report.

New Member Application List

To nominate a new member, please provide a photo and summary of the proposed member’s background and connection to Redwood, and conformation that the proposed member accepts the joining costs.  (The current joining costs are: share $100, non-interest bearing deposit $1200 as of 2018 with and a joining fee of $10,000. On resigning the share and debenture with be refunded in full. The joining fee refund reduces by $1000 per year of membership over 10 years.
In accordance with Redwood’s rules, the Directors must agree on a proposed new member unanimously. Directors will also present the proposed member to the full membership for their comment and approval.
The criteria for offering membership are compatibility with Redwood’s values and an established relationship with the lodge and its members.

Directors will abide by the following process when offering a membership:

  • Proposed members will be offered a share in chronological order, with the person who has been on the list longest being offered a share first.  Any person who refuses an offer will be moved to the bottom of the list.
  • Offers will alternate between associates and friends of members – as was suggested by Don Johnson and agreed by members at the following AGM.
  • Directors will email an announcement and introduction to all members following acceptance of the offer, to allow them to “put a face to the name” and to know a little more about the applicant and their association with the lodge.

This process allows the children of existing members to continue their relationship and family history with Redwood and participate with full voting rights, setting up membership opportunities for their children in the future. It also allows for the introduction of new members (who will be friends of members and have a past history in Redwood), who share our enthusiasm for Redwood and the opportunities it provides to enjoy the mountains and snow sports.
A member can pass their share to their associate (child) without the joining fee with approval of the Directors.

Recent history of share transfers;

Paul O'Halloran transferred to Alex and James, John Vaughan transferred to David and Sarah, Rhonda Rutkis bought by Steve Cavanagh, Kevin Everitt transfered to Ryan and Elissa, Ken Woods transfered to Kylie and Katrina, Gretel Eady bought by Ian Canacott, Tony Cahill transfered to Michael, Keith McCutcheon transferred to Paul, Al Mochan transferred to Kathleen.

Current List of Applicants

Gina SZAFNER (Next available share if Gina can be located)
Membership - Held by Rhonda Rutkiss for Gina Szafner. Click here for detail.
Letter is from Rhonda stating it was Georges wish that Rhonda's share be transferred to Gina.

Marko LAHTINEN 2013 (Associate - next available share)
Redwood Directors,
I'd like to be considered for a Redwood membership when one becomes available. I understand the cost and commitment to Redwood that membership entails. I was born in Finland so snow is in my genes, so to speak. As a child in Finland, I skied to school in winter, so for me cross country skiing is almost as natural as walking or cycling. I relearned some of my snow skills during national service in Finland, and returned to skiing when I moved from Perth to Canberra in 1994. I was fortunate to meet Marion in Canberra and become a member of the McCutcheon clan. Since moving to Sydney, we continue to visit the Snowy mountains and use Redwood in summer and winter. We are passing our love of the region to our children, with a view to them eventually becoming Redwood members. Please let me know if there is anything else required at this stage.
Best regards, Marko Lahtinen mob: 0437 239 606 email:

Simon EDWARDS 2012 (Guest)
Dear descendants of the grand builders of Redwood Ski Lodge.
Thank you for considering me for membership to this amazing building. I have been attending the lodge in winter for the last 20 years, and in summer for many working bee’s (which is just as fun as the winter experience). One of my businesses is a handyman business, so I am very good at repairing and fixing everything. I am good at painting, plastering, masonry work, general timber work. All of which I am happy to offer to the lodge. My wife is unable to attend the lodge anymore, but both my children Tegan and Alex love coming down with me. Tegan has been attending the lodge since she was 3 years old at a summer working be, then started down in winter for her first time when she was 6 years old. My son Alex’s first trip down was when he was 7 years old in winter. They both love the lodge, and love helping out where possible. I have meet many of the lodge members over the years and have found them all to be a great bunch of people, always willing to have fun and a great time. In conclusion, thanks for giving me this opportunity, and no matter what you decide, I will still be there to help this amazing building.
Please find my resume here. Simon Edwards

Dan BARROW 2012 (Guest)
Friend of Angus Grinham 97 Ryall Street, Canowindra 2807 or danbarrow@hotmail,com

Matt CARRAL 2016 (Guest)
I'd like to be considered for a Redwood membership when one becomes available. I understand the cost and commitment to Redwood that membership entails. I reside in Helensburgh on the South Coast and am an independent architect working on projects in that area from commercial construction through to additions and alterations, with experience in historical and special environment considerations. I feel this background and my restoration experience would be a valuable contribution to the Redwood 'pool' of members to assist during maintenance activities and future planning. We have been visiting Redwood as guests of Marion McCutcheon since our children met in 2012 and we also share interests in bush walking and other outdoor activities in addition to skiing, so we would see the investment in membership as potentially being a year 'round benefit. I have also known Wayne Brighton for many years and have been pleased to be able to renew that acquaintance during our Redwood visits (which have corresponded a number of times!). We have always enjoyed very much the cultural feel of Redwood and they way it is run and feel that we would be a good fit for this mix. My wife is also the Managing Director of a not-for-profit professional association and has post graduate qualifications in the management of charities and not for profits and could provide a valuable contribution toward your governance and risk management requirements, should this be called for. Please let me know if there is anything else required at this stage.
Best regards, Matt Carrall 0417 442 606 and email:

Lilli PANG 2017 (Guest)
Hello John, I really enjoyed my last stay there.
Id love to have my name put down for membership - I realise its a long waiting.
I also developed a bit of an idea Id like to run past you. I am developing a podcast at the moment and am very interested in podcasting stories.
I am thinking of a series called “Village”. Id like to interview people from Redwood about the building of the lodge and the community aspects of it.
Do you think this is an idea that the members would enjoy engaging with. It would be a long term project (probably a few years of recording and editing)? Thanks Lilli

Phillip HOPE 2017 (Associate - past)
Was an associate with Vic Hope. Very much like to become a member. Mobile:0409223 554

Mathew CAMPBELL 2017 (Guest)
To The Directors,
I would like to be considered for membership of Redwood when one becomes available. My family and I have been to Redwood for the past two years as guests of Trevor Oatley and Don Johnston. We are very grateful to be returning again this year. I am a former professional basketball player, now working in community and corporate relations. My wife Renee is a planning and environmental policy manager. We live in Wollongong and are both enthusiastic skiers who enjoy the atmosphere and the camaraderie of Redwood. We have two daughters aged 9 and 6 who have both developed a love of skiing and of Redwood. I understand the cost and commitment that membership entails and look forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards Mathew Campbell

Tim and Julie DODDS 2018-August (Guest)
We have been skiing for almost 40 years - old enough to remember the old days and feel it in the knees but till young enough to ski almost all day!! We are recently retired and are looking forward to more holidays including more skiing and enjoying Perisher in summer. Tim is a chartered accountant with broad experience over tourism and hospitality including CFO/company secretary of Harvey World Travel and GM of a 400+ room full board accommodation facility in outback WA.
Julie is a qualified fashion teacher and has a love of all things fabric. She worked with Tim running the accommodation facility for over 4 years looking after reception and Guest Relations.
We have 3 adult children who are all very competent snow boarders and a grand child around the corner who will strap on some skis in a few years.
Active interest in home improvement and landscaping. Interests include skiing, water skiing, sailing, hiking and touring. We are more than happy to get in and help with painting, repairs, etc and have a good knowledge of lighting electrical. email: <a href=""></a> Mobile: 0418 648 555

Helen MACALLISTER 2017 - in 2004 did not accept (Associate - past)
The Directors Redwood Ski Lodge (not able to take up the Membership in 2013) I would like to put forward my daughter Helen Macallister for a possible membership vacancy when and if one occurs. Helen has been to the lodge with us on many occasions and she is a keen skier. Helen is an Associate Dean at The University of Notre Dame and her husband Colin is a High School Subject Master in Economics and Geography. Helen and Colin live at 1 Coolawin Road, Avalon Beach 2107.  email: mobile no:0402839870 They have two children. Dylan is is now playing for Melbourne Heart Football Club and lives in Port Melbourne with his wife Maria and two children, he has represented Australia in U17 Joeys and most recently was in the final squad for the Olympics but missed selection to play in Athens after playing in most of the lead up games. Cassie has just finished Year 12 and will go to University in 2005. She is a keen skier and has been to Redwood with us many times. A.J.Cahill 2 Beverley Place South Curl Curl NSW 2096. Declined in 2016