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Canberra Alpine Club Branding Strategy 2022

The Committee is developing a branding strategy that leverages the history and changes within the club to bring it into the 21st century.

Changing branding with a well-established organisation is never easy, some may say you’re messing with something sacred, however the committee feels the new brand will represent your club to be more inclusive in activities that include, snowsports as well as summer activities.

Club members Jeremy Lucas and Gina Quadraccia are working on the development of the new brand, and this will be rolled out in 2 parts initially to include a new logo and website. This will later be followed by Skimail, Instagram and Facebook amongst others.

Current Logo

The current logo represents a skier; however, we are now a club that is more inclusive of winter and summer activities.

The letters CAC, although known to members, does not represent the club to the broader community.

New Logo

The new logo will provide a modern take of the club from its inception in 1934.

The new logo will accommodate multiple uses, such as the website, electronic newsletters, social media, T-shirts, building signage, letter heads, and banners etc.

The new logo concepts are being presented as 3 options, and members are now invited to vote on their preference in order of 1-3.

Click here to view the three options

Please send your vote and any feedback to branding@cac.org.au

Voting closes on Sunday 09 October.

Current website

The current website is outdated and sometimes hard to navigate, and in some cases lacking the functionality of more current websites.

New website

The new website will be developed after the logo. The aim is to provide more functionality and easier navigation for members and guests. Some of the key messaging will include,

  • about us
  • news and events
  • bookings
  • accommodation
  • activities
  • membership
  • club rules

2022 AGM and 2021 Annual Report

2022 AGM Notice – Agenda

The Club AGM will be held on Wednesday 23 March 2022, 7.30pm, at the Canberra Bridge Club.

There will also be a Zoom option – see agenda for details.

The following papers are provided to support discussion at the AGM

Youth Retention

Proposed Capital Works Program

Online Survey Results – Capital Works

The Annual Report and accompanying financial statements are available on the Our Club/Policies and Guidelines page, or directly from here:

2021 Annual Report

2021 Audited Financial Statements

2019 Constitutional Changes – Ballot

The 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) passed a series of special resolutions to amend the Club’s Constitution.  These amendments cover four separate sets of changes:

  • Remove transitional clauses that are no longer relevant
  • Change the minimum Youth Membership age to 18
  • Allow removal of Life Members whom the Club has been unable to contact
  • Remove the concept of “leave” for Committee meetings

Constitutional changes, after being approved at the AGM, must be confirmed by a postal ballot of members in order to take effect.  Ballot papers have been posted to all members eligible to vote.  Please follow the instructions on the ballot paper to participate.

Completed ballot papers must be received by 5pm, Friday April 19 2019, to be included in the count.

If you have not received a ballot paper, or have made an error on your ballot paper and would like a new one, you can print one yourself – the link is below.

Also below is a link to information on the background to these changes. This information has been posted to eligible members with ballot papers.

If you have any queries about the ballot process, or the changes being proposed, please contact Jenny McLeod (email secretary@cac.org.au).

Click here for ballot paper (PDF format)

Click here for background information on the proposed changes

New CAC website

After several false starts, Canberra Alpine Club now has a new website.  Using WordPress, it should be much easier to update than the old site, which should allow us to keep it up to date with Club-related news and information.  There are a few members-only pages but most information is available for both members and non-members  to browse.

Have a look around, and send any feedback to webadmin@cac.org.au.