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 - overview of our year-long types of activities
- Aug 30 (Wed) - Donner Lake Kayaking
- Sept 17 (Sun) - TD Golf Tournament
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Kayaking - Donner Lake (RSVP)
Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
7:00am ARRIVE at TD Marina
In the water by 7:30am
This Kayak/SUP trip is an easy paddle of 4-6 miles, about 1-2.5 hours on the lake. Bob Stevens will lead the group that will paddle for approximately 1 hour. Others can paddle the entire lake 2-2.5 hours. No experience is necessary as we can teach you to paddle in 5 minutes or less! We will meet at the Tahoe Donner Marina. Please arrive at the Marina at 7:00 am. We plan on launching at 7:30 am.
Wear swimsuit/shorts (whatever you are comfortable to paddle in), long sleeve t-shirt, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water shoes (if desired), bottle water, towel and clothes to change into if you get wet. And life jacket, if you're more comfortable with one.
- 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 $16.00 Member/$20.00 Guest per hour. Double kayaks are $19.00 Member/$23.00 Guest per hour, and SUP rentals are $19.00 Member /$22.00 Guest per hour. For more details about the Marina rentals, please go to the Tahoe Donner Marina website: http://www.tahoedonner.com/beach-club/rentals/
- After the Kayak/SUP trip (approximately 9-10:30am), 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!! Breakfast will be on a first come first serve basis.
To cancel after 5pm, Aug 25, or if you have any questions, contact Bob Stevens.
Golf Tournament at TD (RSVP)
Sunday, September 17, 2017
noon at TD Golf Course (check in at 11:30am)
The game is a low pressure, four-person Knock-Out scramble. In this scramble format, each player tees off on the first hole. The best tee shot is selected and all players- except the player who hit the chosen shot - play their second shot from that spot. The best second shot is selected and all players hit their third shots from that spot- except for the player who hit the chosen 2nd shot, and so on until the ball is in the hole. In other words, the player whose shot was used will sit out for the next shot meaning that the team will only be hitting three shots at any time except for the very first drive. For clarification, the player who sinks the final putt on a hole will not tee off on the next hole. The team will have only one score for each hole.
Four person teams will be selected by the Pro Shop to give everyone a chance to win. Couples and guests may be split up to form equal teams. Men will play from the Silver/Green combo tees and women will play from the Blue tees.
Please include your GHIN #, current index or average score for 18 holes when you sign up to facilitate the formation of teams.
PRIZES will be awarded to the top teams, and men and women will each have two opportunities to win Closest to the Pin.
Winners will be announced at the AWARDS CEREMONY following the round (4:45 pm – 6:30 pm). Light appetizers will be served. Details to follow on location.
To cancel after 5pm, Sept 13, or if you have any questions, contact Lois or Dave Parsons.