Since the call came to close the Club on Saturday 14th March, the staff and our leadership have been working hard to follow the new regulations we are operating under, while still trying to provide value and help to our members, family and community. We want to use this moment to let you know what we have done, what we are currently doing and what [...]
The Club has been actively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak in California, and also the responses of Barton Hospital, Lake Tahoe Unified School District and El Dorado County. Although there are currently no reported cases in either El Dorado or Douglas Counties, we wish to be as proactive as possible to protect our members, our staff and the wider community.
There has been much discussion, and a fair amount of controversy, about the 2020 Census; however, putting all the politics to one side, there are some REALLY important reasons why everyone in Tahoe, especially YOU, should complete the census. Firstly is the issue of government funding. Funding allocations for fire departments, hospitals, schools, roads, block grants for mental health services, the SNAP food program and over 100 other vital resources are based on census numbers. Here in Tahoe, each person counted in the census equates to app. $2000 in government funding. So if you don't fill out the census - that is $2000 LESS coming to our community EVERY year for a decade.
On Monday 13th January the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe received a grant from Vail Resorts that was epic in name and nature. Annually the Epic Promise Grants give out $14.5 million in cash and in-kind to over 350 non-profits, including BGCLT and many of our community partners, such as The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, SOS Outreach, Live Violence Free and many others.