By Madison Schultz | Wednesday, May 26, 2021
IVCBA, Incline Village & Crystal Bay Veterans Club President Poindexter pillar in local community, by IVCBA's Madison Schultz

The Incline Village & Crystal Bay Veterans Club has been a pillar in the North Lake Tahoe community for decades. As Washoe County moves forward from the pandemic, the Veterans Club is excited to welcome in-person events back into the community. One of the main organizers that’s responsible for the coordination and representation of the Incline Village & Crystal Bay Veterans Club is Jeff Poindexter, President of the Incline-based club.

“I grew up in a military family, and when I became an adult, I was in the United States air force for 22 years,” Poindexter said. “I was in a somewhat unique aspect of the air force – my first assignment was being [apart] of the air force intelligence community where we were building satellites and ground systems, and operating them, launching them, and these were largely classified – in fact most of them I worked on are still classified to this day.”

The results of the classified activity date back to 1969; the year that Poindexter joined the military and began his career. Poindexter spent over two decades in the specialized air force branch, and then another two decades working within the field of technological intelligence.

“All of my career was space focused and what has now become the modern-day U.S. Space Force,” Poindexter said.

After completing his service in the United States Military, Poindexter has retired in Incline Village and is now the current President of the Incline Village & Crystal Bay Veterans Club. Poindexter oversees club operations, events, and more – and the Veterans Club is always looking for more support.

“If people care to join the club, its open to anyone in the community,” Poindexter said. “You don’t have to be a veteran to join; in fact, we are constantly and actively looking for new members to join, specifically younger members [to join.] Younger veterans don’t seem to care to join as readily as older veterans, so the more awareness that we can bring to all interested community members, the better.”

Another way that the community can support the Incline Village & Crystal Bay Veterans Club is by showing up for other Veterans Club hosted events such as the upcoming annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast, happening on Saturday, July 3 at 8:00 am.

These landmark events that the club is hosting are gatherings that many longtime and new locals alike look forward to each summer, and the Veterans Club is eager to get back to hosting exciting social events for the community to enjoy once again.

“Covid has really put a damper on people and living a normal life,” Poindexter said. “The annual Pancake Breakfast is an activity where people are getting back to their normal life and worrying less about being tentative and really starting to enjoy their normal lives again; so, we’re really excited to move forward and get back to hosting these annual events.”

To read more about the Incline Village & Crystal Bay Veterans Club, or for more information on the upcoming 4th of July Pancake Breakfast Event happening on July 3, visit: https://www.yourtahoeplace.com/parks-recreation/programs/senior-programs/ivcb-veterans