The Giving Fund’s Winter Speaker Series is an opportunity for community members to come together, meet your neighbors and make new friends, all while learning about relevant local topics.

Beverages are available for purchase in the Pub and may be brought to the downstairs Alder Room;  Pub and Dining Room open until 9PM – and No Corkage Wednesday is at The Lodge each Wednesday, so you can bring a drink to enjoy!

When: Wednesdays | January 11, February 8, March 8
Time: Doors open at 5PM; presentations from 5:30-6:30PM
Who: Open to everyone
Cost: $10 single admission, $25 for the whole series
Where: The Lodge Restaurant & Pub Alder Room (downstairs)

12850 Northwoods Blvd.
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 587-9455


  • January 11 | The Electrical Engineer and Historic Preservation
    David DePuy, Museum of Truckee History

    How high tech meets the preservation of Truckee’s history. Professional career skills transferred to one retirees volunteer world to become a public place that is enjoyed by all, especially local school children.

  • February 8 | Exploring Mountain Vistas and Historical Sites
    Daria and Dean Eppley, Tahoe Donner 4-Wheelers Club

    Exploring Sierra Nevada vistas and history, both past and present, via off-road travel. The planning, equipment, rules and regulations (federal, state and private land owners), and needed permissions.

  • March 8 | Truckee in WWII: Shortages, Sacrifice and More…
    Heidi Sproat, Member and Researcher, Truckee-Donner Historical Society

    What happened in our then-tiny rural town during WWII? How Truckee, California became stalwart and reliant to sustain America’s war efforts. How and why Truckee was, and still is, vital to the defense of our nation.