Rascal Inc.
A club to share year round enjoyment of the Snowy Mountains with families and friends in a communally based environment.

Origins and Management

RASCAL Inc. was founded in the late sixties by Residents and Sisters of Canberra Hospital, hence the name RASCAL - Residents And Sisters Club for Activities in Leisuretime.

Membership has long been open to the public, from whom enquiries are actively encouraged. RASCAL is a non-profit body incorporated under ACT legislation and is managed by a volunteer Committee elected by members on an annual basis.

The Club owns and operates RASCAL Lodge, which is located on the shores of Lake Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains region of NSW, Australia. The Lodge is a five-minute walk from the Jindabyne town centre.

Lodge Facilities

The Lodge was opened in 1970. It has absolute and uninterrupted frontage to Lake Jindabyne and is built on three levels.

Rascal has a continuous program to upgrade and extend Lodge facilities.

The bottom level has three rooms sleeping two in bunks, two rooms sleeping four in bunks and a communal bathroom.

Three bedrooms in the middle level were refurbished in 2015. The largest features a queen sized bed. One refurbished room has a single bed and the other two single beds. The middle level also houses a four bunk bed room, a communal bathroom, a laundry, a drying room and an entrance foyer with ski preparation and lockable ski and snow board storage racks.

The upper level includes the kitchen and dining area, a lounge area and a new large outside deck overlooking the Lake.

All bedrooms have independent electric panel heating and the kitchen/dining/lounge level (top level) has two reverse cycle air conditioners (installed 2015).

The kitchen was fully refurbished in late 1998 and includes a conventional oven and grill, two microwave ovens, one commercial and one large domestic refrigerators, large individual pantry drawers, all cooking, eating and cleaning utensils.

A full-length external deck with sail shades and overlooking the lake was constructed in 2000. There is a gas BBQ one on the sail shaded deck overlooking Lake Jindabyne.

External window shades were installed in the top level in 2010.

A large lockable shed is available for member use during their stay for the storage of bicycles, kayaks and the like.

Members using the Lodge only have to provide their own sheets, pillowcases, personal bathroom items and food.

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Rascal Committee

Back row: Jacquie Styles, Gale Funston, Tony Galvin, Peter Dunnet, Sharen Mack, Mike Law-Smith and Rachel Appleby. Front row: Robert Rice (Treasurer), Colin McLean (President).

Rascal Committee

PositionMember Name 
President McLean, Colin Committee image
Vice President Appleby, Rachel Committee image
Secretary Styles, Jacqui Committee image
Treasurer Rice, Robert Committee image
Lodge Manager Mack, Sharen Committee image
Committee Member Funston, Gale Committee image
Committee Member Dunnet, Peter Committee image
Committee Member Law-Smith, Michael Committee image
Lodge Manager Galvin, Anthony Committee image

Office Manager

Lee-Ann Swift
Office Manager
Rascal Inc.
PO Box 7137
Phone: 0499 047 077
Email: Office Manager
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Lodge Purchasing Officer

Marg Sharp
Phone: 02 6161 4708
email: PurchasingOfficer@rascal.asn.au
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