Carson Valley Chukar Club event observes 30th anniversary |

Carson Valley Chukar Club event observes 30th anniversary

Staff Reports

The Carson Valley Chukar Club will host its 30th annual fundraiser Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

A 5 p.m. start is scheduled for the event, which features a tri-tip dinner.

More than 100 raffle prizes, 40 auction items and a couple of special raffles are part of an agenda designed to promote fun and funds, according to committee member Todd Wilcks.

“It’s got to be the biggest upland game bird fundraisers in the state,” Wilcks said.

Tickets cost $30.

“When we started 30 years ago, this club was designed for the average chukar hunter,” Wilcks said. “We wanted to keep admission prices the same and it’s still $30 to get in the door for dinner. You don’t need to have $300 in your pocket to have a fun time at this event and that’s something we’re proud of.”

He added that special 30th anniversary gifts and prizes will be distributed, including a couple of special auctions for shotguns.

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Hunter safety classes scheduled

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its annual spring hunter safety classes on March 19 and April 2.

The two Saturday classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office.

Classes are each limited to 35 students and pre-registration is required. Go online to to pre-register.

Completion of a work book is mandatory prior to attending the class. The work book can be obtained at the sheriff’s office or purchased online.

The cost of the course is $5. Registration fees for students under 18 will be paid by the Carson Valley Chukar Club.

Call the sheriff’s administration at 782-9900 during regular work hours for information.

Molly Awards on May 9

MEFIYI will host the 12th Annual Molly Youth Awards Banquet on May 9 at the Carson Valley Inn.

Applications are being accepted for recognition to Douglas County students between the ages of 9 and 18. Student-athletes must qualify in the following areas: Academic excellence, athletic participation and community service. Three $1,000 college scholarships will be awarded to seniors. A nomination form must be postmarked by mail or emailed by April 11.

Email or call 781-5954 for information.

Spring Sports Bash March 29-31

MEFIYI and the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department are putting on the annual Spring Sports Bash March 29-31 for girls and boys 6-14 years of age.

Instruction in basketball, volleyball, tennis and speed/track will be offered at the Douglas County Community Center.

The basketball camp will be held each day from 8:30-10:30 a.m., the speed/track camp from 10:30 a.m.-noon, volleyball from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and indoor tennis from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Athletes will be able to join two camps for the week.

The cost for each camp is $75. Athletes need to bring a snack or sack lunch and water bottle.

Call 782-5500, ext. 1, or email for information.

Men’s golf club membership open

Memberships are now available for the 2016 season for the Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club.

Applications may be obtained at the Carson Valley Golf Course pro shop. The club has scheduled weekly tournaments on Sunday mornings starting on March 20th. The membership fee is $45 which includes Northern Nevada Golf Association membership for 2016 and a Basque dinner at the County Club Restaurant following the final tournament in November.

The men’s club has a variety of tournaments which include individual stroke play, Stableford, team best ball, scrambles, Chapman, a club championship, a President’s Cup and many more.

All tournaments are separated into flights and are handicapped. Call 265-3181 for information.

Genoa Lakes Ladies Golf Club season opens April 5

The Genoa Lakes Ladies’ Golf Club will open its season with “open play” at the Lakes Course on April 5.

Women golfers age 18-and-over are invited to join a group that plays weekly tournaments on Tuesday mornings at one of the Genoa Lakes courses beginning in April and continuing through mid-October.

A $5 buy-in is required to participate in the weekly tournaments. Membership dues are $145 and cover GHIN handicap dues, three luncheons, a hole-in-one fund and year-end awards.

Club members with an established GHIN handicap are eligible to participate in Northern Nevada Women’s Golf Association High Sierra Team Play for an extra $5 per year. Team play provides an opportunity to meet players from all over Northern Nevada and play many of the area’s golf courses.

Call club president Mary Zimmerman at 435-655-5267 for information or for a membership application.

Women’s golf sign-ups set

Registration for the Carson Valley Women’s Golf Club’s 2016 season is now being accepted.

Tournament play will be held on Tuesdays during a season that extends from April through October.

Contact the Carson Valley Golf Course or call 775-901-6008 for information.