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Get involved by volunteering with Tahoe Donner!

Tahoe Donner’s volunteer program provides members with an opportunity to get involved in the Tahoe Donner and Truckee/Tahoe Community. You can get involved and get first-hand experience in providing recreational opportunities and benefits to amenities through various opportunities including event preparation and crew participation, club related volunteer events/activities, and leadership of other volunteers.

Additionally, we will be linking members who are interested in volunteer work with Tahoe Donner club activities and events, as well as Truckee/Tahoe events like Truckee Clean Up Day and the annual Truckee River Day. Tahoe Donner clubs such as the Tennis Club, Friends of the Tahoe Donner Trails Club, Senior Alpine Ski Club, and Men’s Golf Club all have a multitude of activities and events with volunteer aspects to make their programs successful.

Our most recent Board of Directors Election is also an excellent example of volunteerism in Tahoe Donner.  We have five very active volunteers who have committed their time to be on the board of directors, but they are also supported by active volunteer committees which provide excellent resources for the board and management alike.  We thank them for their efforts and continued commitment to Tahoe Donner.

Summer 2013 Trails Volunteer Opportunities

We have had a great turnout for various volunteer events this summer, including the June Trails Day, Golf Course and Downhill Ski Area clean up days, Sugar Pine tree planting, and Alder Creek Meadows clean up day. We’ll have another clean up day in September. See our Trails Volunteer page for more information and updates.

How You Can Get Involved:

Request to be on the Tahoe Donner Volunteer Group. Individuals, families or groups on this list will be contacted for every volunteer opportunity. Tahoe Donner Volunteer Group enrollment requests are made directly to Annie Rosenfeld, Director of Facilities and Risk Management at

Request to be on a specific event volunteer list. Individuals, families or groups can request to be on a specific event volunteer crew. Specific TDA Management contact will be given for each event for members to contact and enroll for volunteer activities.

Get involved with a Tahoe Donner chartered club. Many of the chartered clubs have active volunteer programs which directly benefit their “home” amenity.

Finally, offerings of upcoming volunteer events will be communicated in the Monday Member email blasts. If you are not receiving this important Tahoe Donner business-related communication, please email to request enrollment.

June 14, 2012

Firewood on Sale

Tahoe Donner has a mixture of red fir, white fir, Jeffrey pine and lodgepole pine for sale. The wood is cut into firewood rounds approximately 16 inches in length. The 2013 cost for wood is $80 plus tax per cord. Permits for cords are sold at the member services Office. Permits for cords are good only for the year in which they are purchased. No refunds are available.

After purchasing a permit at the member services office, wood must be picked up at the Tahoe Donner wood yard. The wood yard is located off the dirt road between 12469 and 12605 Skislope Way and is open on select weekends. There is no delivery and no split wood available. Members are responsible for loading their own vehicles.

The wood yard is open from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the following days:
August 30-31
September 27-28

Questions? Please contact the Tahoe Donner Forestry Department at (530) 587-9432.

June 14, 2012

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New Offerings at Trout Creek

It’s bathing suit season and Trout Creek Recreation Center has a few new fitness options for you to explore this month!

Yoga for Golfers
Mondays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Looking for an advantage to your game? This class is designed for all levels and includes exercises designed to bring greater flexibility to the muscles involved in the mechanics of the golf swing. Your body and game will benefit!

Qi Gong
Sundays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., starting with a FREE two-hour intro to Qi Gong on Sunday, June 17, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. It is a highly effective self-care practice that cultivates energy and is a system for health maintenance. Health care professionals recommend Qi Gong as an important form of complementary medicine.

Aqua Zumba®
Starts Friday, June 29, from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. with a FREE demo class!
This class is a Zumba® “pool party” for all ages. Integrating the Zumba® formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba® blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning and exhilarating. Great for students looking for an exercise option outdoors that is easy on the joints.

June 11, 2012

Upcoming Aquatics Events

Free Swim Lesson Demo Day

Join us for a FREE 30 minute swim lesson before our regular lessons begin! Tahoe Donner will be conducting a Water Safety Instructor class to train our swim instructors for the summer season on Thursday, June 14, from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. As part of their training, we need real students to practice teaching skills. Your swimmer can take part in a FREE 30 minute swim lesson and level check to regain those swimming legs and determine at what level they are currently swimming.  

Reservations can be made in advance by calling the aquatics coordinator at Trout Creek Recreation Center at (530) 582-9627. Students must be at least 6 months old for Guppies and be accompanied by an adult in the water and at least 2 ½ years old for all other levels.

Parent Swim Lesson Orientation

The Tahoe Donner Association invites you to our Parent Swim Lesson Orientation on Sunday, June 17, at 7 p.m. Come meet our instructors, learn what to expect from Tahoe Donner’s Learn to Swim Program, and receive some fun and useful tools to prep your little one for learning to swim. Together we can make your child’s swim lesson an enjoyable and successful experience. Instructors and the aquatics coordinator will be available to answer any questions you may have.

June 11, 2012

2012 Junior Tennis Programs

Tahoe Donner Junior Tennis Programs will be held Monday – Friday, from June 25 – August 17.

Here are the options for the summer:

10 and Under Play Based Learning 12 – 1 p.m.
Supervised play for kids 10 and under using 20′, 36′ and 60′ courts with 36′ foam, 36′ felt and 60′ felt tennis balls.
Cost: Free

8 to 10 year olds 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Clinic based format with emphasis on technique, footwork, strategy and fitness. 60’ orange felt balls and 60’ courts.
Cost:$12 for members, $15 for guests.

5 to 7 year olds 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Clinic based format with emphasis on technique, footwork, hand eye coordination, fitness and other skill building drills. 36’ red felt balls and 36’ courts.
Cost: $12 for members, $15 for guests.

3 and 4 year olds 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Clinic based format with emphasis on hand eye coordination, fitness and other skill building drills. 36’ foam balls and 36’ courts. 
Cost: $6 for members and $7.50 for guests.

11+ novice/intermediate academy 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Clinic based format with emphasis on technique, footwork, strategy and fitness. 78’ green dot balls and 78’ courts.
Cost: $12 for members and $15 for guests.

11+ intermediate/open academy 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Clinic based format with emphasis on technique, footwork, strategy and fitness. 78’ regular balls and 78’ courts.
Cost: $12 for members and $15 for guests.

Sign up for Junior Tennis Programs by calling (530) 587-9474.

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June 4, 2012