2015 Board of Directors Election

Uncontested Candidate Declared Elected Per Bylaws of Tahoe Donner

As prescribed by the board-approved procedures for the 2015 director’s election, the property owner listed below submitted his name for a seat on the Tahoe Donner board of directors and was certified as a member in good standing on May 1, 2015, by your election committee:

  • Jeff Bonzon

Pursuant to Article VII, Section 5 (d) of the amendments to the restated bylaws: “if one, but no more than one, eligible candidate has submitted their timely application for the one available seat, the Board of Directors declares that candidate elected and the Director Election concluded.”

Thus, it is determined that Mr. Jeff Bonzon is declared elected, the 2015 board of directors election is concluded, and Mr. Bonzon will take office upon the conclusion of the annual membership meeting on June 21, 2015.

Mr. Bonzon has been invited to submit a candidate’s statement which will be mailed, as submitted, to the membership along with the annual director election notice. Read Mr. Bonzon’s candidate statement.

May 15, 2015

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May 11, 2015

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Help Us Set a Guinness World Record

Guinness World Record Attempt – May 20

UPDATE: Our world record attempt was met by approximately 80 participants who helped plant 360 trees. We will know within the week if our efforts were successful. See photos here.

Tahoe Donner Forestry has partnered with the Sugar Pine Foundation to plant trees as a part of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative attempt to set a world record. Together with 40 groups across North America we will plant an estimated 200,000 trees in one hour! Our group will be planting western white pines at Tahoe Donner in the old Donner Ridge Fire scar.

Guinness World Record Attempt: Most trees planted in one hour, simultaneously, in different locations by a group of 25 to 100 people.

Event time: 9 to 11:30 a.m. on May 20. Planting will take place from 10 to 11 a.m.

Meeting place: Meet at 15024 Glacier Way off Skislope. There is a parking lot on the left that ends with a gate. We will carpool from there; 10 minutes up a dirt road. Bring a 4WD if you have one.

RSVP: Write Martin Rubio at martin@sugarpinefoundation.org. If you have any questions call Ben Gwerder with Tahoe Donner Forestry at 530-587-9432.

What to bring: a full water bottle, hiking shoes, sunscreen and a hat.

Western white pine seedling

About the organizers:

SFI Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization that is solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program. Across Canada and the United States, 250 million acres (100 million hectares) are certified to the SFI forest management standard, the largest single forest standard in the world.

The Sugar Pine Foundation, founded in 2005 is a grassroots effort to save sugar pines and western white pines, which were being devastated by the ‘blister rust fungus’.  This highly destructive fungus originated in Asia, and was accidentally introduced to Canada in the early 1900s.  This fungus has devastated forests in western Canada, Washington and Oregon as it has spread steadily southward.  It is now attacking California’s white pines: sugar pines, western white pines, whitebark pines, and foxtail pine forests have been infected and it threatens to infect limber and the famous bristlecone pine.

The Tahoe Donner Forestry Department is dedicated to maintaining the health of the forest within the Association’s 7,000 acres while minimizing the threat of forest fires. Forester Bill Houdyschell and his team are nationally regarded as leaders in their field and manage a variety of programs. The Forestry Department manages 477 acres of reforestation/fuel breaks, 618 acres of fuel reduction zones, 1,344 acres of common area and maintains approximately two thirds for fuel reduction.

May 4, 2015

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Sierra 4X4 Trails & Ales

Join us for the inaugural Sierra 4×4 Trails and Ales event

The TD 4 Wheelers Club will host an afternoon of 4×4 family fun! This event is a chance for you to come out and talk to folks about 4x4s and off-road experiences so that you can see if four wheeling is in your future. You won’t want to miss this inaugural fundraising event, which includes kids games, a shine-and-show contest, a raffle, pony rides, a bounce house, cornhole, beer tasting from Deschutes and BBQ dinner. There will also be four-wheeling vendors and US Forest Service representatives to share information. Proceeds will also be donated to the new Tahoe Donner Giving Fund, a non-profit aimed at supporting our local community through health and human services; the environment, conservation and animal welfare; education and youth development; and arts and culture.

WHEN: July 18*
WHERE: Alder Creek Adventure Center
TIME: 1 – 6 p.m.

Free to attend; BBQ and beverages sold separately.
SHOW ENTRY: $25 –  Register now! Registration is required ONLY for those who are showing a vehicle. Don’t forget to print out the release of liability and bring it with you to the event. Your entry includes:

  • A beer mug with the event logo
  • Two beer coupons
  • A Tahoe Donner SWAG bag
  • A Sierra 4×4 Trails and Ales T-shirt
  • Participation in the Bear Valley Trail Run on Sunday (July 19)

*Trail run to take place on Sunday, July 19. For more information, email td4wheelers@gmail.com.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for Sierra 4×4 Trails & Ales? Not only will you be helping in the execution of a new event, you’ll also be directly benefiting the community and non-profits in the area through the Tahoe Donner Giving Fund, in addition to promoting your own business. Contact Brinn Talbot at 530-587-9425 or by email at btalbot@tahoedonner.com for details on sponsorship opportunities.

April 28, 2015

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Summer Concert on the Green

Summer Concert on the Green – Tickets on Sale!

We’re recreating the iconic eras of Beatles and Stones history with two bands performing at this summer’s Concert on the Green. Two all-star tribute bands are scheduled: Britain’s Finest, bringing the complete Beatles experience to Tahoe Donner, and Glimmer Twins, a Rolling Stones tribute band. You won’t believe how much they sound like the real deal! Our tree-lined driving range has a gentle slope, so bring the whole gang and prepare for a rockin’ and nostalgic evening under the stars. Food and drink will be available on-site, or bring your own picnic. Low back chairs only, please. Tickets on sale now! Don’t wait – this event will sell out! BUY TODAY.


April 7, 2015

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