Can you believe that we only have 7 weekends until Santa arrives? And for all of us the remainder of 2021 is starting to look really busy! However, we have a few more important dates for your calendar. The first one and a VERY important one is that the Club will be CLOSED on November 11th and 12th. The 11th is Veteran's Day and a National Holiday. The 12th is a staff training day for LTUSD (postponed from during the heavy smoke conditions in August). As you know, when the schools are closed during vacations, we open for full days to support our members and working families. However, to do that, we need staff and unfortunately, as a number of our staff work for the School District, they are unavailable on the 12th.
When we woke to snow on Monday morning, the howling wind of Sunday seemed nothing in comparison. And while some golfers may have cursed the sudden gusts as their shots went wide, the generous pours of Bloody Mary’s and Sidelis beer made sure everyone still had a fabulous time at the 28th Golf Classic at Edgewood Tahoe. 144 players took to the course, with Rampant MacDuffs having a record breaking 5 foursomes as part of their 40th birthday celebrations for Scotty. Other foursomes included the Optimists, South Tahoe Refuse and US Bank.
During the stress and anxiety of the Caldor Fire it was easy to forget that other little issue we've now been living with for 18 months - the COVID 19 pandemic. In the week before Tahoe evacuated over 150 positive cases were recorded at schools in Carson and the fire merely delayed an inevitable increase in cases amongst our children once they were back in their classrooms. So what can we do to prevent an outbreak of a magnitude that will shut our schools again?
A friend texted me at the weekend and told me that for Christmas I will be receiving a 2021 dumpster fire tree ornament to match the one she gave me in 2020. And she is so right. Here at the Club we spent Friday figuring out the challenges of staffing, COVID outbreaks and changing school schedules, and by Saturday we added wildfire to the mix!