We are now three days into the new school year and either you kid is now a zoom genius or you are still struggling to get your 5 year old to look at the screen (mine doesn't understand that his teacher can't still see him when he goes off for a wander around the room!). It is all very quiet here at the Club after the busyness of summer and there is a strong smell of bleach as the staff are deep cleaning each room and setting up tables and chairs for the start of the Fall Program next week.
Back when the schools closed in March, we never thought that they would have to remain closed into the fall. Scientists and medical experts suggested otherwise, but here at the Club we like to be optimistic. Sadly, the experts were right and the level of COVID-19 in our community means that it is not safe to reopen our California schools in a traditional format. On the Nevada side, the small size of both Zephyr Cove and Whitell means that they can accommodate social distancing and we are delighted for those members who will get to return to school on the 31st.
Now that we are past the July 4th holiday and firmly into the Tahoe summer, thoughts are naturally turning to the fall and what the next school year is going to look like. We have faced a lot of questions this week regarding the spike in local Covid-19 cases and what that means for the Club; and what happens if schools don't reopen and remain online in the fall. The short answer to those questions are: the Club will do everything possible to continue to support our members, families and community.
On Tuesday 23rd June 2020 at 2pm the Club held a very small but lovely groundbreaking ceremony that included Lisa Maloff, the Angel of Tahoe. Lisa has donated $3 million to our new building and we were so delighted that she could join us on a very special day. Lisa is 91 years young, but due to her age, and to maximize social distancing, she [...]