Board of Directors,
Norm Sayler, President
Donner Summit Historical Society
21501 Donner Pass Rd. (at the blinking light)
P.O. 1
Norden, CA 95724


info@donnersummithistoricalsociety.org

 

Board of Directors    
Starr Hurley 44733 El Macero Dr.
El Macero, CA 95618
530-756-7016
Norm Sayler P.O. 9
Norden, CA 95724
530-426-3376
Bill Oudegeest P.O. 728
1108 Soda Springs Rd.
Soda Springs, CA 95728
530-426-0135
209-606-6859
Pat Malberg Lake Mary Treasurer
Ace proofreader
Cheryl Paduano    
Advisory Board    
Jim Hoelter Sonoma  
Art Clark Marysville MHRT, Then & Now's
Judy Lieb Buena Park  
Sharon Ruffner Sacramento  

Norm Saylor has been a resident of Donner Summit for 55 years, 46 of which he was in charge of all operations at Donner Ski Ranch. He still maintains his residence there. Prior to this, in 1956-58 he was the last of 18 soldiers who were part of the Mountain and Cold Weather Training Camp at Camp Hale, Colorado. He helped closed the camp in 1958. He is an avid collector of books, memorabilia and pictures of Donner Summit. He was instrumental in having old Highway 40 designated as an historical highway.

Starr Hurley was an Olympic torch bearer in 1960 at Squaw Valley and again in 202 in Salt Lake City. In 1964 she competed in the Olympic Games at Innsbruck Austria. She was the top American finisher in the downhill and finished 9th in world rankings. She has both United State Junionr and Senior National champion titles and was voted "Skier of the Year" by the Winter Sports Writers' Assocation in 1963. She has continued to be involved with skiing in her business "Starr Trek" taking groups to ski areas around the world. She is presently an active volunteer with the Northern California Olympians, the Crocker Art Museum, The Sacramento Zoo, and the Sacramento Metro Chamber.

Cheryl Paduano has owned and run the general store in Soda Springs with her husband Tony for more than a decade and participated in many community improvement activities.

Bill Oudegeest has been a part of the Donner Summit community for more than forty years and has participated in many of the Summit's community activities during that time and assisted with many community improvement projects. He has been part of a number of community organizations: board member of the Truckee Donner Land Trust, board member and president of the Serene Lakes Property Owners' Association, board member of the Sierra Lakes County Water District, board member of the Donner Summit Association, and one of the founding members of the Donner Summit Historical Society for which he now publishes the monthly Heirloom, mantains the website, and does all the publications along with other duties. IN addition he has published two books on local history, written a variety of pamphlets and exhibits, leads hikes, etc.