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Here’s How a Thank You Goes a Long Way

Published by Christina on September 24, 2014, in Career Advice, Case Studies, Charitable Giving, General

Would you like to be a gracious recipient of funds, support and camaraderie? Take a tip from Shannon Skarrit, Director of Membership & Outreach for the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.

After a great celebration at Coffeebar on Monday, Sept. 22 (see prior post) – I, along with a few others, received the following notes the following day:

Hello Everyone,

I can’t say THANK YOU enough for all of your help yesterday as we hosted the 33 Year Celebration event at Coffeebar. Working with you all made the event go so smooth, fun and successful! I’ve received some great emails from people who attended last night expressing their thanks for such a great event! I have YOU to thank! You all had great attitudes and came ready to pitch in and help wherever you were needed. Special events can often times be stressful, but I must say that yesterday I didn’t feel any stress because I knew I could count on each one of you. No matter the challenge, you stepped up to it! So, thank you for all you do and WHO you are!

I hope you all had a fun night as well and were able to catch up with old and new friends! I hope to see many of you at our Annual Meeting on October 8 where we’ll celebrate together again!

My deepest gratitude & thanks,

Shannon

Nevada 150 Official Event

Nevada 150 Official Event, Monday, September 22 @ 4:30 Coffeebar Reno

 

Greg & Christina,

Thank you again for a wonderful evening last night. Greg, your staff were delightful to work with and were such gracious hosts! We had over 60 of our top volunteers, donors and partners join us for this fun celebration and your venue was ideal for such an occasion.Thank you as well for the donated gift cards and coffee for our thank you bags!

And thank you Christina for helping us expand our presence in the Reno area! I think this event was perfect for our Reno donors, partners and sponsors-right in their neighborhood. I was blown away by the 60 people who came and enjoyed a fun evening with us who were also so enthusiastic about the TRTA. This event truly brought old and new friends/partners together. Thank you!

With gratitude,

Shannon

 

Coffeebar Supports the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge

 

KOLO 8 News Now Took the Reigns for the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge on Saturday, Aug. 23

Published by Christina on August 22, 2014, in Case Studies, Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects

KOLO 8 NEWS NOW ON THE TAHOE RIM TRAIL

Where’s McLeod? Giveaway Day

Your favorite news team hits the trail with you!

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s next, Where’s McLeod? Giveaway Day” made headlines with KOLO 8 News Now!

Doug Tepe, KOLO Eight News Now and "Red" Petra Keller's Tahoe Rim Trail Token Horse

Reno’s regional news station has stepped up to this year’s challenge and enjoyed the trail with their news crew and Trail Challengers alike! On Saturday, Aug 23 KOLO 8 News Now was on the trail ready to catch Trail Challengers in action!

Those that found McLeod on the trail and received a cool Tahoe Rim Trail Trail Challenge tech hat from KOLO 8.

2014 TAHOE RIM TRAIL CHALLENGE
There’s still time to join the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. Participants have until December 31, 2014 to explore six pristine locations selected as part of the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. Upon registration, Trail Challenge members will receive direct access to 6 downloadable maps and hike descriptions as well as a one-year membership to the TRTA. Members will also receive a Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge tech T-shirt which will help spread awareness about the Tahoe Rim Trail. Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge membership is $55 for individuals, $85 for families. Discounted team rates are also available. Existing TRTA members can enroll for just $20. To begin the challenge and to register visit: www.tahoerimtrail.org.
The 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge is made possible from individual and corporate sponsorship support including: NV Energy, CA Technologies, REI, Desert Research Institute, KPS3, KOLO8 News Now, Wells Fargo, Hometown Health, Sunshine Tahoe, NC Communications, Squeeze In, Tahoe Trail Bar, Coffeebar, North American Embroidery, YESCO Outdoor Media, Spin Games and Tahoe Mountain Sports.

 

SAVE MONDAY SEPT. 22 AND CELEBRATE THE TAHOE RIM TRAIL

Published by Christina on June 18, 2014, in Career Advice, Case Studies, Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects, Social Media

On Monday, September 22 at Coffeebar Reno the Tahoe Rim Trail Association will celebrate 33 years of Tahoe Rim Trail Stewardship

 

 

Nevada 150 Official Event

 

Official Nevada 150 Event, Celebrating 33 years of the Tahoe Rim Trail

Recognized as an “Official Event” as a part of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, Sunshine Tahoe and Coffeebar Reno are hosting a party in honor of the Tahoe Rim Trail Associations volunteers, donors, sponsors, supporters and Trail Challengers. The semi-private event is slated for Monday, September 22 @ Coffeebar Reno from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mingle with three decades of trail builders, maintainers, Trail Challenge sponsors.

DO YOU LOVE A GOOD CHALLENGE?

Are you ready to get outside?

Enroll now for access to Tahoe’s Premiere trail program, the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. As a member you are going to enjoy endless adventures, suprising comraderei on the trail, an annual membership to the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA)  and a super cool t-shirt (literally, it’s a tech-t so it will keep you cool and the design is simply that – cool).

 

Being a member is also a lovely gift for friends and family, come out on a sponsor giveaway day and we’ll take photos and provide a complimentary gift to you for being a part of a program. The Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge (TRTC) not only encourages a healthy lifestyle and safe terrain for outdoor adventures, this program helps sustain the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. Now entering its 33rd year, with government funding down close to 70%, this is a great opportunity for all of us to help take care of the Tahoe Rim Trail and have a great time while doing so.

About the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge
We invite you to take on Tahoe’s next big challenge, and explore some of the best pieces the165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail has to offer!

As part of the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge, we have selected six premier destinations along the trail, which highlight something unique to Lake Tahoe: Amazing panoramic vistas, alpine lakes and creeks, wildflower-infused meadows, lush waterfalls, unique geology, rich history & much more! Depending upon the trail and season, you can hike, bike, and ride horseback, ski or snowshoe to complete each challenge site all in one year.

New this year! Tahoe Rim Trail Challengers have the option of completing your challenge as either a Trail Blazer or Trail Explorer! Trail Blazers will head out and explore six short (2-6 miles) easy treks while our Trail Explorers are challenged with going the extra mile and can explore (6-12 miles) longer and moderate treks that take you further along the Tahoe Rim Trail!

It’s all up to you and how much of a challenge you’re looking for this year. Completing any or all of the challenges makes you a 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge winner!

TELL ME MORE

Where’s McLeod? Giveaway Days

Have you seen trail mascot, McLeod the Marmot along the Tahoe Rim Trail? This summer, he too, will be taking on the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge and will make a special appearance at each of our six Where’s McLeod? Giveaway Days! Various Saturday’s this summer the TRTA and our sponsors will be with McLeod passing out cool surprises from our sponsors and cheering you on as you take on each of your six challenge treks. Grab your friends and family and see if you can find McLeod and get your picture taken with him. BE SURE TO WEAR YOUR TRTC T-SHIRT TO ALL GIVEAWAY DAYS!

So, how does it work?

1. To start, you will need to enroll in the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge as an individual, family or a member of a team. (Team rates are available.)

2. Once you enroll, click on Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Community at the upper left of this page to begin accessing the six maps and hike descriptions of the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge and to start sharing your experiences and photos.

3. Once you’ve Joined the Tahoe Rim Trail Community Once you’re logged in, you can then start sharing your experiences and photos or edit your profile.

Quick Access for Tahoe Rim Trail Challengers:

To easily access these features of the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge, login to the Tahoe Rim Trail Community and click on any one of these links to access maps, track your challenge and to run team leader reports.

Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge Highlights

  • Who: You and your friends, family, hiking parters, colleagues or go solo.  After all, it’s your adventure.
  • What:  Hike, bike or ride your horse to six premier destination chosen for the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge
  • Where: Six day-hike locations varying in length from 2-12 miles which all lead you to spectacular views and sites located along the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail.
  • When: Anytime between January 1-December 31, 2014 (snowshoeing encouraged)
  • Cost:  $55 individual $85 family. $20 for current TRTA members and additional family members. Group rates available.

What do I receive when join the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge?

  • A 1-year Tahoe Rim Trail Association membership.
  • Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge tech t-shirt to sport while on the trail.
  • Access to members-only WebPages and features to download maps and hike descriptions.
  • A place to share your photos and use an online tracking system to record your challenge.
  • An opportunity to enhance your health and well being.
  • Meet new friends and trail enthusiasts.
  • All participants will receive special invitations to our on the trail Where’s McLeod? Giveaway Days this summer! Stay tuned!

 

 

 

The TRTA would like to thank our 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge Sponsors for your wonderful support.

PRESENTING SPONSORS

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CA Technologies Logo 160x121KPS3100x100

MAJOR MEDIA SPONSOR

 

GENEROUS PROGRAM SPONSORS

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THOUGHTFUL IN-KIND SPONSORS

Would you like to become a 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge Sponsor? Contact Shannon at the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at 775-298-4485 or info@tahoerimtrail.org for more information. Christina promises to spoil you rotten.

 

 

 

 

A Toast and Taste of Summer, Thursday, June 5 @ 6:00 p.m. 2014

Published by Christina on June 3, 2014, in Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects

A Tremendous Success!

People living near and far gathered to celebrate unique wineries and microbreweries along with fine cuisine and specialty art in support of The Nevada Diabetes Association

Sunshine Tahoe and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) were proud to have celebrated the special evening with The Nevada Diabetes Association.

The popular event and showcased the latest and greatest summer gear as Scheels put on an impressive display. Thank you to the event participants that stopped by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) table, said hello, grabbed a hiking/biking map and joined the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. People loved the idea of such a healthy initiative for the entire family.

Did you know?

  • The Nevada Diabetes association served over 2700 people in 2013 with local programs and services.
  • Program enrollment was up 68% from the previous year.
  • The Reno family support group has become so large that it had to be moved to the Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum across the street for more room.
  • Received the Helmsley Charitable Trust Grant for being one of the best diabetes camps in the nation for the last several years.
  • Never tell a family that a child can not attend a camp because of financial reasons. we always find a way.
  • The NDA is run completely on private fundraising and grant sources and all funds raised stay in the community.
  • The NDA’s goal is to have a program for everyone affected by diabetes. Until there is a cure, we are here to help!
For more information, please visit the Northern Nevada Diabetes Association.