Truckee’s Daybreak Club ends, many support a new dawning |

Truckee’s Daybreak Club ends, many support a new dawning

Jason Shueh
Sierra Sun
Jason Shueh/Sierra Sun Maia Schneider (standing), Tahoe Forest Hospital's community development director, closes out the final meeting Daybreak Club on Dec. 14 by thanking supporters.

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Truckee Daybreak Club, the town’s watering hole for community ideas, event announcements and a wide array of political and economic presentations, came to an end this month and#8212; but not without attendees voicing support for a rebirth to come as early as next spring.

Standing in Truckee Town Council Chambers on Dec. 14, club founder Maia Schneider, Tahoe Forest Hospital’s community development director, thanked those who’ve participated in the club since it began four years ago.

She said she’s be happy to be a part of the club should it continue under new leadership.

and#8220;The town has been extraordinary in its commitment and support for this event, so I can’t thank everyone enough,and#8221; Schneider said.

Lower attendance over the last year and the heavy organizational demands of the club led to its dismissal, Schneider said.

During the meeting, Truckee resident Jim Porter, a partner with the Porter Simon law firm, thanked Schneider for her four years of service to the community and polled the audience for interest in the club’s rebirth.

and#8220;This has been a wonderful event and something we have to continue,and#8221; Porter said. and#8220;Maia here has been the star of the show and#8212; this is the princess who did it all.and#8221;

In a Wednesday interview, Porter said he has already met with interested supporters of the club, including Town Manager Tony Lashbrook and Truckee Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Lynn Saunders, who hope to re-launch the club as early as March 2011.

and#8220;It’s clearly a pretty sizable group of local folks who are going to make sure the Daybreak Club is going to be resurrected,and#8221; Porter said. and#8220;We’re meeting and hope to come out with a new and improved Daybreak this spring.and#8221;

In the meantime, Schneider invited attendees of the Daybreak Club to participate in the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association’s Early Morning Breakfast Club, a similar event held the first Tuesday of each month, usually at Granlibakken Conference Center in Tahoe City.

For information about the Breakfast Club, contact the association’s Interim Executive Director, Ron Treabess, at 530-581-8735.

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