The Club is watching with interest the proposed ban on VHRs in residential areas that will be on the November ballot. Our first concern is that any VHR reduction or ban would affect the amount of tourist occupancy tax (TOT) collected by the City, and while that does not directly affect the Club, it does affect the City’s ability to build a new Rec. Center.
Not that it feels like it with the nasty weather we are having, but we are only two weeks out from Spring Break. Spring Break sign up for whole year members will start on Monday 26th March and will open to after-school members on Monday 2nd April. Signs up are at both main site and Bijou and after-school members are required to pay $5 for each day of the vacation they are attending. The $5 includes a hot lunch. A completed sign-up form is required for everyone to reserve a place and sign-ups are on a first come, first served basis.
It may feel like winter just started but we are only 3 months away from the summer vacation. As in prior years we have opened registrations in March to enable families to make plans, spread payments, and to ensure that we have enough time to process everyone and be ready for when summer hits.
The Tahoe Brewfest is back and it is going to be bigger, better, with more beer and more bathrooms, in its second year. Born out of a desire to showcase the local craft brew scene and to give back to the community, the Tahoe Brewfest was the invention of Deb Brown of Cold Water Brewery. She engaged FUNCTN to manage the music, and then partnered with the Boys and Girls Club to provide additional event management, and to receive the profits. The first year was a great success, with a very high number of out of town attendees, and it was clear that Tahoe has a thirst for beer and fun.