Snowman Building Contest Extended



Take advantage of this new snow! Due to the recent snow Mother Nature has delivered, we have extended the contest deadline to Monday, April 7!

Build your snowman and participate in the seventh annual Tahoe Donner Snowman Contest! A family favorite and one of our most popular contests, families and kids definitely don’t want to miss out on this fun contest! To participate, simply build your own snowman or snow creature, take a photo with you in it and email the photo with a short story about your snow-building adventure, including names of everyone in the picture, to comdep@tahoedonner.com. Please submit only .jpeg files of 300 dpi or higher for printing.

Submissions are due by midnight, MONDAY, APRIL 7. The best creations will
win prizes and be featured on Facebook and in the Tahoe Donner News.

March 25, 2014

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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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New Cross Country Ski Center at Tahoe Donner



New Cross Country Ski Center at Tahoe Donner

After years of research, collaboration, plan development and membership review and feedback, the plans for Tahoe Donner’s new Cross Country Ski center is on the verge of final approval.

While the plans were scheduled to be reviewed in April by the Town of Truckee Building Department and Planning Commission, the Town of Truckee has recommended that the Planning Commission hearing to review the cross country ski center plans be postponed from the April 15 date for an additional, necessary review period. We will provide an update once the new date has been determined. The new date will be announced on the Town of Truckee website.

The sport of cross country continues to thrive and with limited space for retail, rental equipment, administrative offices and a small kitchen for food and beverage services, our current facility doesn’t meet the demand of our customers’ needs and now operates above capacity during peak periods. The plan for the new Cross Country Ski Center is designed to meet the changing and growing needs of our community.

Proposed Improvements:

  • Improved level of service for both winter and summer operations
  • Improved usage for school teams, young children and education programs
  • Energy efficient and environmentally conscious design
  • Enhanced rental facility and new public locker room
  • Improved parking and access
  • An architectural vision that reflects and contributes to the neighborhood and mountain location
  • Improved food and beverage service

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center will continue to serve Tahoe Donner members, the community, youth programs, regional visitors and the XC industry as a whole.

The Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center will also continue to drive revenue to the town through sales tax, tourism, and product offerings.

No special assessment is required to complete this project:

The cost for the project will be paid for out of the capital funds portion of the association’s budget. Every year a percent of each member’s annual dues is set aside into the development fund; projects that are identified by the board are eligible for such future funding and paid for from this fund.

Please express your support for Tahoe Donner’s new Cross Country Ski Center:

  • Send an email to supportTDXC@tahoedonner.com (please note: emails sent to this address will also be sent to all the Town of Truckee Planning Commissioners, town  council members, town staff, and Tahoe Donner staff).
  • Advocacy letter templates are available; email comdep@tahoedonner.com.

More details on the Cross Country Ski Center plans can be viewed on our capital projects page.

February 28, 2014

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Information Update Contest



Win Golf, Ski Passes, Dining Certificates, or Concert Tickets!

Currently, a large percentage of our membership information is not up to date. To encourage members to update their member profiles, we’ve decided to make it interesting.

Log on to tahoedonner.com/update-your-profile/ and complete the form. You may also stop by the Member Services office, open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call 530-587-9400 to update your information. Once we have received completed membership information for all active members of your property, your name will be entered in our information update contest. Only one entry per property will be considered. Submit your updates by April 30 for a chance to win one of these exciting prizes:

  • An afternoon round of golf for four (midweek/non-holiday)
  • A 2014-2015 combo ski pass
  • 2 Tickets to our Summer Concert on the Green featuring Super Diamond
  • A $100 Gift Certificate for The Lodge Restaurant & Pub
  • A $50 Gift Certificate for Pizza on the Hill

We are asking for basic demographic information so we can not only be more informed about our members in order to provide a higher level of customer service, but also to have your current information in case of an emergency.

Please note, each profile for your membership must have completed information to be entered into the raffle. Drawings will be held every other week with our first drawing taking place on March 10. You do not have to be present to win. All updates received February 1 and after have automatically been entered to win.

Please be assured that Tahoe Donner Association records, and any information from members, will not be used, sold, or shared with any outside organization or used for any other purpose not reasonably related to a member’s interest as a member. Privacy is a number one priority for Tahoe Donner Association.

So log on, stop by, or call us with your updates. We thank you for your time and good luck to all!

February 27, 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


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