July 5th, 2016 Rotary Club of Truckee Board Meeting.  Board awards two funding requests totaling $1,465.
Board Awards $1,140 to Biking for a Better World/Truckee Bike Park

Amount Requested: 1200

Funds you have already raised: $9000

Number of TRUCKEE citizens affected by Project: The whole community

Have you applied to us for funding before: Yes

Describe the need: The need is for dirt to be delivered to the Bike Park, so Phase 5c can commence. Phase 5c is a berm zone that will enhance the lower cross country track.

Describe community service your organization already participates in: Biking For A Better World is a non profit organization that raises funds and awareness to improve the cycling community in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. BBW provides a Bike Park that enables kids and the community to challenge themselves as well as sharing a healthy lifestyle through biking. BBW is in its 2nd year of bike skills coaching to kids and adults. This year is the 1st year that High Schools kids have started to work off their community service needed to graduate.

Board Awards $325 to Friends of the Truckee Library

Amount Requested: $325.00

Funds you have already raised: $325.00

Number of TRUCKEE citizens affected by Project: There will beThere will be two screenings of this documentary, one at Truckee High School and one at North Tahoe High School. This will be a free event open to students, parents, families and community members.

Have you applied to us for funding before: No

Describe the need: We are in a partnership with the Truckee Unified School District to cosponsor the screening of the documentary "SCREENAGERS" in October 2016. The contract with IndieFlix is $650 for each screening. The district has paid their portion of $650.00, and we are seeking help for our portion. We also are seeking help from the Optimist Club. Because of the importance of this topic, we decided not to use this event as a fund raiser, but are partnering with the district to reach as many community members as possible.
This documentary explores the struggles over social media, video games, academics and Internet addiction. A topic that concerns parents everywhere, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time may impact kids’ development and offers possible solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. The two screenings will each be followed by a panel discussion to allow for questions and audience participation. These events will provide a forum for our community to learn more about how living in a digital age influences our lives, families, education and work.

Describe community service your organization already participates in: The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for the Truckee Library as an important educational and cultural center of our community. We hold used book sales and fundraisers to support adult literacy, children's programming and cultural offerings such as our ongoing historical series. We also are preparing for the 2016 tax renewal that contributes 65% of library funding.