Muniong Mumble 2016/02

Hello to all my Muniong friends
The Old Mumbler is hitting your inbox again with big news. Of course, the news is that bookings for Season 2016 open, for members, in one week’s time, on Tues 01 March.

There’s more, so pay close attention now, won’t you. Booking requests can now be made online. In fact that’s the way we’d prefer you to lodge your booking request. Go to, and look for Bookings on the top line. In the drop-down menu you will see the Online Booking Form. Click on this link and you will see the new form. Note that all dates are in American format, ie, mm/dd/yyyy and that the Payment Amount won’t accept a $ sign. (We’re working on it!) Complete the details (some are required) and click Submit. You will receive an email acknowledgement of your request.

When you lodge your preferred dates, Alice Lehane will then do her booking officer thing and juggle all requests as usual. Alice is happy to receive completed forms in her inbox immediately, but won’t even look at them until 01 March. It has been pleasing to see that a few members have been keeping their eyes on the website and have lodged already. Well done to you all, but please refer the previous sentence.

One more thing for you all to note. Muniong will no longer accept cheques by post for payment of accommodation or subscriptions. Of course, you’re welcome to write a cheque, but you will need to toddle down to your local bank and deposit it yourself. Much easier to do a direct deposit or pay online.

Some things don’t change. Members bookings open 01 March. Members’ guests bookings open 01 April and guests alone can book on 01 May. And there is a hard copy booking form also on the website if you prefer.

When you get your winter wonderland booking organised, don’t forget that there is plenty happening at the lodge already. Col Doolan has a team there as we speak and there is a big working bee planned for Easter. Looking for volunteers. Think about it, won’t you. If we don’t get the planned work done, we won’t open for the season. NPWS says so!

We’ll be back soon with news of the AGM, and other vital stuff. So stay tuned.