The South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a membership drive and celebration beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will be at the South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club in the Tahoe Keys Marina.
Founded in 1958 as the South Tahoe Boat Club, the club’s name officially changed in 1978. The club has approximately 175 members from both California and Nevada.
Over the years, and without an official clubhouse, the club has met in many locations, including Harveys, the Lakeside Inn, Tep’s Villa Roma and Round Hill Pines Beach. In 2005, the Tahoe Keys Marina invited the club to establish a clubhouse there. Since then, club members have worked diligently to develop a clubhouse over the marina office.
Saturday’s membership drive will kick off at 2 p.m. This always has been a fun event with food and drink, and the club invites guests and potential new members to share the time with the officers and members. There are no reservations necessary for the membership drive. Annual dues are $125, with a one-time initiation fee of $50, and you don’t have to own a boat to be a member.
Following at 4 p.m. is the 50th anniversary celebration for club members. Reservations are required; call Jean Jenkins at (530) 577-7181.
American Legion Post 795 again will hold a Memorial Day service at Happy Homestead Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday.
Approximately 400 veterans have been laid to rest in the Tahoe cemetery. The post invites the community to participate in the service, which usually lasts 45 minutes. Other local organizations will take part in the event.
Cake and coffee will follow at the American Legion post, at 2748 Highway 50.