In 2016, over 17% of children in El Dorado County suffered from food insecurity. This was down from the high of 21% in 2013, but still means that in a class of 30 children, 5 of them are going hungry.The good news is that the Club, and our friends and colleagues at other not for profits, are doing great work to help those children.
What a winter 2018/19 is shaping up to being, and despite the snow days and the traffic and the endless shoveling, we are still lucky to live in such a beautiful and adventurous place. And that makes it even more vital that our local children get the same access to fun and adventure that our tourists do.
In March we will begin sign-ups for the summer and 2019-2020 school year. Our membership fees have not increased for three years as we feel strongly that the Club should be offer high quality programs and be affordable for all families. Over those three years we have worked hard to raise additional funding to cover our costs. We started the Tahoe Brewfest, applied for endless grants and looked for support from our ever generous community.
It is hard to believe that we are already a month into 2019, but so much has happened in January that for the staff it feels like it should be summer already!