Events and Activities

To participate in any event: RSVP using the online form for THAT event. A signup list will appear with the event as your confirmation (there may be a delay before the update is seen on the website). Your LAST form submitted will VOID any previous form submissions (it becomes your only/final RSVP).

Click on the event in list below to see its details, which includes its RSVP link and sign-up list.

Information about our types of activities

Below are general descriptions of our various events held throughout the year - as you mouse over the title, the description will appear. EACH event has its own sign-up sheet; we make no assumptions that you will attend multiple/related events on a given day if you ONLY RSVP for one event.

  • Dinner


    We offer potlucks and catered dinners throughout the year. The venue may limit attendance, so the club may close sign ups before the cut-off date.

    We plan 2 dinners per year: one is our Holiday Party (Dec) and the other is our Awards Dinner (Mar). Dinners are catered events at "The Lodge". You pre-pay for your dinner selection via snail mail and there will be a list of attendees on-line. However, any changes to your RSVP must be made over the phone (contact name will be given).

    A potluck is where the club requests attendees to bring a dish to share. For a potluck, we provide an RSVP form and the sign-up list. You may modify/cancel your RSVP by resubmitting a revised form - this new submission will replace any prior ones!

  • Skiing


    Throughout the ski season we host ski days at nearby ski areas midweek. We negotiate lift ticket prices for the club on those days and possibly a bus (between Northwoods parking lot and the ski area). Payment for lift tickets are due that morning, either at the bus or meeting place of the ski area. We rely upon the signup sheets to determine the number of tickets, bus capacity, and overall number of skiers. We also need phone information as a means to contact the skier in case of any changes (cancelled bus and/or ski day).

  • Clinics


    We arrange for pre-season conditioning exercise classes at Trout Creek for our members. There is a fee for attendance if you do not have a Trout Creek fitness pass.

    We provide several ski clinics each at Tahoe Donner Ski Hill. In January we hold a three-day clinic in the morning at various skill levels. In February and March we offer a clinic or race choice for the morning. Such clinics are provided free to club members (there is a fee for guests), apart from the lift ticket. In combination with the Ski Hill we may offer a race clinic, for a fee, the day before the race.

  • Golf


    Each year we offer a golf tournament and the club provides an appetizer event afterwards for all members in the Grotto. You separately sign up for the tournament and appetizer (you can attend either or both). The club provides the appetizers and beverages may be purchased at the bar.

  • Tennis


    Each year we hold a tennis round-robin with a potluck dinner to follow at the TD Tennis Center. You separately sign up for the tennis and potluck (you can attend either or both, but different volunteers check for numbers from the specific list they oversee).

  • Kayaking


    We typically arrange for 3 kayak trips in the summer at Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe. Our shortest trip is on Donner Lake and we socialize after with a Breakfast burrito. The sign-up sheets specify rental vs own kayaks and, based on that information, we work with a nearby vendor to set aside kayaks for our needs. The Lake Tahoe outings are generally longer where you'll want to bring plenty of water and food since we may not end until noon.

  • Tour


    In the fall we may offer a tour of Thunderbird Lodge. Payment will be made at the venue and we recommend carpooling from Northwoods since parking is at a premium. Signing up via the online form is a must since the number of attendees is limited.

Tahoe Donner Golf Tournament (RSVP)
Monday, June 8, 2015
Shotgun start at 1:00pm (check-in by 12:30!)

Teams will be assigned to balance out the field of players. Format is a Scramble (1 score per team). In a Scramble, all players tee off, the team then chooses the ball they want to use and all 4 players hit their shots that spot. The team then chooses the best ball after the second shot and all play from that location, and so on until the ball is holed out.

    Tee assignments are based on your handicap.
  • Handicap of 0-15: Men - Silver, Ladies - Green
  • Handicap of 16-30: Men - Combo Silver/Green, Ladies - Combo Green/Blue
  • Handicap of 30+: Men - Combo Green/Blue, Ladies- Blue
    After golf: awards and social gathering
  • Two Par 3s will have Closest to the pin for men and women
  • Top three teams will receive awards (announced after golf)
  • Light appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided after the round

If you have questions or need to cancel after June 1, please contact Dave Wallace.

Donner Lake kayak/SUP outing (RSVP)
Monday, June 22, 2015
7:30am at TD Marina (arrive at marina by 7:30!!!, launch by 8am)

This Kayak/SUP trip is an easy paddle of 4-6 miles, about 1-2 hours on the lake. We will meet at the Tahoe Donner Marina. Please arrive at the Marina no later than 7:30 am. We plan on launching at 8:00 am.

The Marina is a TD members-only facility, so you will need your Tahoe Donner id card to enter. If you have paid your annual TD recreation fee, entrance is free. If not, then entrance is $6 per person. Guests fees are $8 and must have a guest card or be accompanied by a member.

You can bring your own kayak, stand up paddle board (SUP) or rent a kayak or SUP at the Tahoe Donner Marina. If you plan to rent for this outing, you will pay the Marina directly. Single kayaks are $15.00/$18.00 per hour. Double kayaks are $18.00/$21.00 per hour, and SUP rentals are $18.00/$21.00 per hour. These are member/guest rates. For more details about the Marina rentals, please go to the Tahoe Donner Marina website:

After the Kayak/SUP trip, Afterwards join us for a Breakfast/ Brunch at the Donner Lake Kitchen, 13720 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161 (530) 582-4040. They have great breakfasts!!

To cancel after 5pm, June 21, or if you have any questions, contact Dave Klabunde.