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Tahoe Donner Association Community Foundation

Being a major organization in the area, the Tahoe Donner receives many requests for support ranging from ski or golf day passes for fundraisers to monetary grants. We currently support a number of programs in the community primarily through in-kind contributions such as ski passes, dinner coupons and most notably, training facilities for the middle and high school cross country teams. We do not, however, provide monetary grants to worthy causes as we are a mutual benefit corporation and not a typical for-profit corporation.

The Tahoe Donner Board of Directors is looking into creating the Tahoe Donner Association Community Foundation (TDACF) in order to:

  • Give Tahoe Donner members a simple, single vehicle for supporting the greater Truckee community with fully tax-deductible contributions
  • Pool resources from Tahoe Donner members to increase the impact of grants
  • Obtain branding on grants to recognize Tahoe Donner member’s support for the community

We propose to partner with the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) to streamline the creation and administration of our new foundation. With a long-term goal of securing discretionary resources from many donors to meet changing community needs, TTCF builds philanthropy in North Tahoe/Truckee through its work with donors, non-profits and communities. Established through the vision of William Hewlett and the commitment of community leaders throughout the region, TTCF serves thousands of people who share a common passion for the Tahoe/Truckee region.

“We are really excited to help Tahoe Donner homeowners amplify their passion for this community through philanthropy,” said TTCF’s Executive Director Stacey Caldwell. “By aligning your individual gifts together as a collective, you will be able to have a greater impact in our region.”

TTCF will provide the framework for establishing the Tahoe Donner Association Community Foundation, will hold and invest contributions, and provide all accounting and government filing. The Tahoe Donner Association Community Foundation would have separate branding and would operate as a self-directed fund where a committee of Tahoe Donner members would review and approve grant requests. This is a win-win situation where our association members will have a large role in directing the funds without the cost of maintaining an independent foundation.

As a partner in this endeavor, TTCF brings more than 15 years of experience in running a foundation. According to Caldwell, TTCF has a proven track record as a community foundation and knows how to help align resources for the greatest needs and visions for our community.

“We would be honored to support the legal, financial and governance aspects of your work,” Caldwell said.

For more information on TTCF, log on to ttcf.net, or for their annual report, see www.ttcf.net/impact/15-year-impact-report/.

In order to move this forward, a number of key decisions need to be made. We will need to draft governing documents to detail how the charitable contributions will be solicited, what type of causes will be supported, guidelines for grant evaluations, and more. The Tahoe Donner board of directors would like to form a committee of interested Tahoe Donner members to consider these factors and draft the governing documents over the next few months. If you would like to join this committee or comment on the concept, please contact us at board@tahoedonner.com.

March 14, 2014

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2014 Summer Program Registration Now Open



Day Camp and Aquatic Member and Guest Registration for 2014 is now open!

Check your summer calendars and sign up early! Summer will be here before we know it! That also means now is the time to start thinking about summer camp, swim lessons and other summer activities for you and your family. We began registration for Tahoe Donner Summer programs in March; the registration schedule – with dates and times – is below. Follow the links to get summer 2014 program info and links to the registration website.

Day Camps

Our diverse camp programs for ages 3 to 12 are packed full of learning and exploration. We believe in challenging your kids through new and diverse outdoor experiences. Our programs focus on outdoor education and environmental awareness. Day campers will participate in various activities such as river rafting, rock climbing, beach outings, hiking and exploring the Tahoe National Forest. Our staff aims to give each child a great mountain experience while providing a fun and safe learning environment. For information on 2014 Day Camps, including dates and rates, see Day Camp program information or our registration information page.

Links to purchase Day Camps are NOW ACTIVE for Tahoe Donner members and member guests. Follow the links from our Day Camp program information page to find the appropriate program for your child.

Aquatics Programs

We offer a variety of programs from youth and adult swim lessons to lifeguard training and certification. Come join us for some fun in the sun! For information on 2014 Aquatics programs, including dates and rates, and links to purchase, see Aquatic program information on our website.

Links to purchase Aquatics programs are NOW ACTIVE for Tahoe Donner members and member guests.

In order to register for the Day Camps and Aquatics programs, children must be members. Please make sure your information is current at the Member Services office. All you need to do is make a quick call to the Member Services office at 530-587-9400 to make sure your child is listed as a current member. We suggest you check the status of your children before the registration date so any issues can be resolved in advance.

Be on the lookout for the 2014 Summer Fun Guide, coming this spring. Questions? Call the Trout Creek Recreation Center at 530-587-9437. If you would like assistance with the registration process or your online profile, contact Member Services at 530-587-9400.

February 10, 2014


2014 Century Club Challenge



Now is a great time to set new fitness goals and begin a new year with a clean slate. Trout Creek Recreation Center has a fantastic program that is sure to motivate and help you achieve your goals!

Century Club Challenge

If you’re a frequent user of Trout Creek Recreation Center, you should consider joining the Century Club Challenge. Visit Trout Creek 100 times by September 30, 2014, and you will become an honorary member of the Trout Creek Century Club and receive a Trout Creek Century Club t-shirt. We will celebrate our Centurions with a Century Club Celebration in October and unveil the Century Club Hall of Fame. We will also reward our Super Centurions (150 visits), Mega Centurions (200 visits), and of course, the Centurion who has the greatest number of visits to Trout Creek. Throughout the year there will be mini-challenges to keep our Centurions motivated and committed. How many laps can you swim in a month? How many miles can you log on a treadmill? How many fitness classes can you attend? Mini-challenge winners will also be recognized at our Century Club Celebration.

To join the challenge, you can sign up at the Trout Creek front desk anytime or email troutcreek@tahoedonner.com.

Individuals who participated in the 2013 Century Club Challenge will automatically be entered into this year’s challenge.

So make it a resolution in 2014 and join the Century Club Challenge. Be sure to check out the Century Club Wall of Fame and see the names of more than 75 dedicated members who were inducted into the inaugural 2013 Century Club. We would like to congratulate our top challengers in 2013 who have most definitely set the bar high…

2013 Supreme Centurion: Donald Leipham (259 visits)

2013 Fitness Centurion: Catherine Besio (230 Fitness Classes attended)

2013 Mega Centurions (150+ visits): Donald Leipham, Terry Hilton, Carla Mclure, Allyn Davis, Geoff Brandeburg, Ronald Modafferi, John Hutchinson, David Toponce, Helen Wolfe, Christopher Kruss, Carol Glichenhouse, William McGinnis, Catherine Besio, Carolina de La Torre, Eniko Kuch, Leslie Hilton, Robert Kautz, Richard Howell, Marcy Thompson, Roxanne Stewart, Joann McDermott, Mavis Bowes, Jill Brook, Bradley Friedman, Gerald Glichenhouse and Elizabeth Moore.

How many visits will you make in 2014?

December 30, 2013


Tahoe Donner Public Utility District Pole Replacement Project

Tahoe Donner Public Utility District Pole Replacement Project

The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) is replacing poles in Tahoe Donner through the end of 2013 for maintenance and to allow for additional equipment on the poles. Work and schedules will be weather dependent. There are two main projects: 1) Starting from Lausanne Way, along the east side of Northwoods Blvd., ending at the Northwoods Clubhouse. 2)  Starting at Alder Creek Rd., along the east side of Fjord Rd., continuing along the southeast side of Northwoods Blvd., continuing along the north side of Slalom Way, ending near the ski area parking lots. There are no anticipated road closures due to this work but, for everyone’s safety, please be aware and cautious when crews are on the road.

October 28, 2013

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Rain or Shine: It's a Tahoe Donner Block Party



“Public Services Together…One Neighborhood at a Time” visits Tahoe Donner

Tahoe Donner residents and homeowners, mark your calendar for Saturday, September 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and plan to attend this FREE event to learn about the various programs and services offered by local public agencies.

NOTE: This event will happen rain or shine.

Come to Northwoods Clubhouse and meet local public agency staff and get direct access to programs from:

  • Truckee Donner PUD
  • Truckee Sanitary District
  • Tahoe Forest Health System
  • Truckee River Watershed Council
  • Nevada County
  • Town of Truckee
  • Truckee Police Department
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District
  • Truckee Tahoe Airport District
  • Truckee Fire Protection District

Walk away informed with money-saving measures that could improve your home:

  • Pick up FREE light bulbs, blue bags and a new bike helmet for your kids;
  • Feel what it’s like to fly in the Sierra Nevada with the Airport’s flight simulator;
  • Bring old electronics including TVs and computers and recycle them for free; and
  • Learn about rebates available for improving your landscaping, purchasing energy star appliances and switching out that old water guzzling toilet.

There will be a free barbecue lunch, too.  We hope to see you Saturday, September 21, at the Northwoods Clubhouse to take advantage of all the free services and important information that local public agencies have available for you! This program was developed as a collaborative effort to provide our community with better access to important programs and services.  Click here to view a flyer with more details. For more information, call 530-582-3931.

 

August 21, 2013

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