Keeping Chinquapin Homeowners Informed
[ About CHOA, Web Site Resources, Historical Trivia ]
Chinquapin, Tahoe City, California
"Our Little Piece of Heaven On Earth"
About Chinquapin Homeowner Association (CHOA)
Chinquapin Homeowner Association (CHOA) was formed when Phase I of the initial development was completed. When all phases of the property were completed in 1988, each homeowners association was formed into one association. CHOA is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation set up to provide for the management, maintenance and preservation of Chinquapin property. All homeowners are members and together collectively as a group comprise the Chinquapin Homeowners Association. CHOA has 172 members, each representing ownership of one unit.
Chinquapin Homeowner Association holds regularly scheduled Board Meetings. CHOA's Annual Meeting is always held on the Saturday before Labor Day at the Dollar House beginning promptly at 4:00 p.m. This is when the slate of up to seven Board Directors (depending on how many vacancies are open at the time) are voted and any other items of importance for the membership as a whole.
The TRPA singled CHOA out for outstanding work
on the Best Management Practices Project as defined by the TRPA.
CHOA MEMBER DOMAIN RESOURCES
(Secure Member Only Access)
- The secure Members Section is now available for use.
- Member Section Access Instructions (PDF)
- E-mail Support with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the 'Members Only' section login.
- You will be able to access the Members Section from any page in the "CHOA Public Domain" web site by clicking on the navigation button located in the top left navigation and also at the bottom right of each web page with the label "Members Only".
- The Members Section includes:
CHOA PUBLIC DOMAIN RESOURCES
(Open to Public)
Chinquapin has not always been called 'Chinquapin'. The land's name has varied with its rich history. In the eighteen seventies, many years after the Washoe Tribe named the land after bushes they favored for their tasty nuts, Chinquapin came to be known by the old Sierra sourdoughs as Lousy Point, or Old Lousy. This name hardly commends itself to anyone in search of nature's splendors. But read on - the truth is something else.
There was, in those days, a famous (some say infamous) old land squatter named Griffin. And where did he squat? At Chinquapin, which says a lot for his eye for spectacular property if not for his character. Griffin was inclined now and again to drop into the saloon at the old Custom House in Tahoe City to warm himself with a glass or two. The Custom House regulars tended to regard the old man with less than enthusiasm, his peculiar habits -- which included a change of clothes about once a year -- leaving much to be desired. Finally, one day a customer shouted out, "Hey Griffin, why don't you go back to your lousy broken down shack on your lousy point?" Hence was born 'Old Lousy'.