District Grant Received

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Rotary Club of Truckee announces that it is the recipient of a District Grant of $2,500 from Rotary District 5190 to help equip new clinics at Hospitalito Atitlan, a rural hospital in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. 
The hospital recently expanded its facilities to include four additional clinics, a nursing school and blood bank. The hospital needs specialized medical equipment to make full use of the new clinics expanding services to indigenous women and new-born babies. Together with $2,500 from the Rotary Club of Truckee, the hospital will purchase three Welch Allyn wall mount otoscopes, two lamparas cuella de ganzo (gooseneck lamps), one digital newborn scale, and two medical utility carts.
Distribution of water filters to communities in La Paz
District Grant Received Jon Gresley 2023-11-13 08:00:00Z 0

27th Annual Crab & Pasta Feed POSTPONED

After much discussion, the decision has been made to postpone Crab Feed due to COVID-19 concerns. While we hope to reschedule later this spring, we will need to monitor the situation in the coming weeks before committing to a new date.
All tickets will be refunded in the same manner they were purchased.
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Truckee Rotary Community Foundation Grants Available Meg Urie Rab 2020-01-14 08:00:00Z 0
Truckee Rotary Seeks 2020 Crab Feed Auction Beneficiary Beneficiary  2019-10-25 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Shares Stories

Rotarian Dianne Fix has been a literacy advocate for Truckee preschoolers for over 35 years.
In July 2019 the Rotary Club of Truckee, under Dianne’s leadership, was awarded a District 5190 Service Grant of $2,000. The club matched the grant for a total of $4,000, which purchased 2,000 books and book bags to be given to preschoolers each month through the Rotary Shares Stories program. This program, which was started by Dianne in 2007, organizes Rotarians to read stories at Truckee Pine Head Start and Truckee State Preschool each week.
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Prez Says - May 2019

Posted by Randy House on May 09, 2019
Now that we are in the final quarter of Rotary year 2018-19, I reflect on all the events our Club has tackled, and want to express my sincere appreciation to every Rotarian whose efforts made those events a success.
In the last three months, I have had the honor of inducting four new members into our Club.  During the “information” session prior to induction of these individuals, your Membership Chair, Wes Beyer really drove home the key to being a great Rotarian boils down to 3 things.  1. Participation 2. Participation and 3. Participation.
If Rotary was removed from our community, the huge void would be difficult, in fact, highly improbable to fill!  Let’s continue to “Be The Inspiration” for the remainder of this Rotary year and keep the momentum charging forward as Meg Uri Rab steps in as your President on June 20th, 2019.
Prez Says - May 2019 Randy House 2019-05-09 07:00:00Z 0

Sierra Sun: Rotary Club of Truckee Gives Back

Posted by Brinn Talbot

The Rotary Club of Truckee continues to give back to the community year after year currently under the leadership of President Randy House.

"Our commitment to Truckee and the people who live here is ongoing throughout the year with a variety of ways we serve and give back," said House.

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Sierra Sun: Rotary Club of Truckee Gives Back Brinn Talbot 2019-04-07 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Raffle Winners

Posted on Apr 01, 2019
Congratulations to this year's Rotary Raffle Winners!
$10,000 Grand Prize - Jerry Hall and the Rotary Club of Reno. They donated ALL of the prize to their Uganda Nursing School project in Bwindi, Africa!
President Randy presents the check to Jerry Hall.
Rotary Raffle Winners Meg Urie Rab 2019-04-01 07:00:00Z 0
Prez Says Randy House 2019-03-01 08:00:00Z 0

2018-2019 Rotary Events

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Events - 2018-2019
Thursday, August 16Loyalton Lamb Feed/Tour De Cross
Friday, August 24Club Mixer - Host TBD
SeptemberSenior Wood Cutting
Saturday, September 22Family Campout Prosser
Friday, October 6Club Mixer  Host TBD
Friday, October 26Halloween Candy Parade
Friday, October 19Cadillac Ball - OVI
Thursday, November 8District Governor Visit
Thursday, November 15Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon
Friday, November 16Bud Fish Tree Lighting
Monday, November 20 High School Career Day - Tentative
Thursday, December 6White Elephant Club Auction
Thursday, December 13Club Holiday Party
February   Charter Night
Friday, March 1 Rotary Ski Race
Thursday, March 7Club Music Contest
Saturday, March 23Crab Feed
Thursday, March 29Club Speech Contest
Saturday, April 20Rotarians @ Work Day
Saturday, June 15Fishing Derby
Thursday, June 20President Demotion/Awards Night
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Rotary Field Trip to Sierra College Truckee Campus Tally Meek 2018-02-15 08:00:00Z 0
Truckee River "Precision" Drill Team Jason Hansford 2017-06-08 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarians at Work Day.  April 29, 2017

Posted on Apr 29, 2017
On April 29th, the Rotary Club of Truckee participated in two community projects.  
One project was for a district grant with Truckee Sunrise, Tahoe City, Tahoe-Incline and Incline Village to install camera for Tahoe Alert.  Each club had two representatives.  Allan and Shirley Marshall represented the Rotary Club of Truckee.  Looks like they had an amazing view.
The second project was painting of the cart building at Ponderosa Golf Course.  This building was in dire need of some fresh paint.  It is amazing how fun and easy a project can be when you have so many helping hands: Sara, Curtis, Canyon & Ace Dube; Kelly and Sharlet Turner; Brent Collinson; Kathleen Eagan; Zach Fretz; Jason Hansford; Mike Horn; Randy House; Art King; Bill Quesnel; Laura and Mike Ryan; Stacy and  Madison Stahl and John Wolfe.  
With these two projects, we contributed to the community and enjoy some fellowship.  
Thank you everyone for your help and participation,
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Rotary Club of Truckee and Truckee Sunrise host area speech and music contest on April 18, 2017 2017-04-18 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Truckee recognizes Grant Kaye a Paul Harris Fellow award

Posted on Apr 13, 2017
Grant Kaye has spent the last twelve years giving back to this community. He may not be the most visible contributor, but he’s always there, behind the scenes and working tirelessly.
Grant is one of the founding members of Truckee’s new makerspace Truckee Roundhouse. He has had a vision of bringing a makerspace to this community for over five years and has finally been able to help make it happen. He’s worked non-stop for over two years to get the space open to the community. As a board member, treasurer, wood shop lead, teacher, and much more, Grant is arguably the driving force behind this project and the community is lucky to have him as part of it.
As a professional photographer, Grant also donates his time and photos to a number of different non-profit fundraisers.  He has donated photography classes that have gone for up to $2000.00 and is always willing to contribute time and/or artwork to those that ask. 
 Grant is also on the board of the McConkey Foundation. Every year he spends over a month of his time helping to prepare for the McConkey Gala. From building sets to acquiring auction items to offering his DJing talents, Grant steps up and does whatever is needed to ensure a successful event.
 Grant has been involved in the Burning Man art world for years and has been instrumental in a number of Burning Man projects including Electric Lady Land, The Ship, Embrace and the Space Whales.  His design capabilities, expertise in building, effective management style, and willingness to see a project through has made him a valued contributor to the events art community.
 Grant embodies the phrase ‘Service Above Self’ – he is an outstanding example of the positive impact one person can have on a community.
Rotary Club of Truckee recognizes Grant Kaye a Paul Harris Fellow award 2017-04-13 07:00:00Z 0

Truckee Rotary Community Foundation awarded $10,000 

Vicki Puliz, Zone 25 Rotary Public Image Coordinator, awarded the Truckee Rotary Community Foundation $10,000 on behalf of the Joseph Family Trust for its continued commitment of "Service Above Self" for the community.
Truckee Rotary Community Foundation awarded $10,000 Jason Hansford 2017-03-30 07:00:00Z 0

Remembering Bob Sutton

Robert E. Sutton March 20, 2017 1925 - ­2017
Robert Ellsworth Sutton "Bob", 91, a longtime resident of Truckee, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2017 after a brief illness. Bob was predeceased by his beloved wife of 59 years, Patricia Smith Sutton "Pat", a longtime local elected official; his parents Don and Opal Sutton; and his oldest brother Charles (Billie Jo, deceased). He is survived by his elder brother Don (Marilyn, deceased). Bob was the dedicated father to four children: Robert Jr., Keith (Anna), Paula, and Eric (Mary). He was grandfather to Keith and Anna's son Aaron, grandfather to Eric and Mary's children Matthew and Mark Lundbeck, and great­-grandfather to Mark's children Rio and Athena. Bob is survived by Sutton family nieces and nephews, as well as the large extended Smith family via Pat who brought him seven siblings-­in­-law and their families. Bob's parents were born in Indiana and he is survived by relatives there. He also was longtime friends with the Jack and Bonnie Houlgate family.
Bob was born in Bakersfield, CA on August 3, 1925. After he graduated from high school in 1943, Bob joined the Navy and was accepted into the V-­12 Navy College Training Program which was designed to increase the number of commissioned officers to meet the demands of World War II. He enrolled in an accelerated academic program at the University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering in 1945. Subsequently, he was a LTJG assigned to a LSM, an amphibious landing ship.
After his military service, Bob received a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. He then went to work for Clements Construction Company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and made his first trip to Truckee in 1949 where he was the Superintendent responsible for paving the Brockway Shortcut, now Highway 267. Subsequently, he met his wife Pat whom he married in 1951 and settled in Fremont, CA. Bob kept close ties to the Truckee area and in 1962, he was honored to be a passenger in Jack Houlgate's Cessna 195 N9830A, the first plane to land at the Truckee Tahoe Airport. The Sutton family moved to Truckee in 1963 when Bob was assigned as Assistant Superintendent at the 24 hour a day Clements Rock Products plant that supplied material for the construction of Interstate 80 over Donner Summit. The family loved the Truckee area, so once I­80 was built they decided to stay on and started the first asphalt paving business in the area – Robert E. Sutton Company. During that time, Bob became a registered Professional Engineer. Bob also worked several winter seasons as a Civil Engineer Augmentee to assist FHWA and FEMA after the 1994 Northridge earthquake and the 1997 California floods. After 45 years as CEO, he retired in 2010 and passed the family business to his son Eric.
One of Bob's core values was service above self. He served his country and his community. He was a Shriner, Mason, Lion, and Charter Member of the Truckee Rotary Club. The Rotary Club honored him as a Paul Harris Fellow several times. Many years ago, Bob initiated the Rotary Ice Cream Booth at the Nevada County Fair and the Bud Fish Christmas Tree Lighting event in downtown Truckee, and both continue to this day. Bob also donated his equipment, crew, and expertise for the paving of Phase 1 of the Truckee River Legacy Trail. Earlier, both Bob and Pat were part of a citizens group that helped acquire the west­end beach at Donner Lake and successfully gain support for a community swimming pool for the Truckee­ Donner Recreation and Park District.
Bob had a tremendous life. He was kind, had a great sense of humor, and knew how to have a good time. He made sure his family had the opportunity to ski by providing season passes at either Sugar Bowl or Squaw Valley. He and Pat worked with an architect to design their house to include a "Ski Room". They enjoyed taking the family on local excursions, and camping trips to various places including Nevada, Death Valley, Yosemite, Williams Grove, Meadow Lake, Mexico, and British Columbia. Visits to museums, missions, ghost towns, historic mines, archaeological and palaeontological sites, and natural settings were fascinating educational experiences to all. Bob was famous for his Uncle Bob's sourdough pancakes and omelets, Joe's Special, Auntie Bert's Enchiladee, and grilling on the BBQ. He was an avid skier, golfer, and tennis player in his earlier years, and he played cribbage until recently. Bob had an active life as a retiree. He enjoyed family get-­togethers; holiday and birthday celebrations; Rotary events; trips to Indiana to see relatives, trace his heritage, and go to the Indy 500; as well as excursions around California to visit friends, attend family reunions, and go to Stanford football games and tailgate parties.
Bob and Pat were devoted members of the Squaw Valley Chapel, United Church of Christ since the early 1960s.
Bob was grateful for his relatives, friends from the Tahoe Truckee area and beyond, employees, and his caregivers. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A Celebration of Life will be announced this spring. Memorial contributions can be made to the Pat Sutton Memorial Scholarship Fund administered by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation http://www.ttcf.net/support­scholarships/ (http://www.ttcf.net/supportscholarships/).
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Bob Sutton 

It is with great sorrow that I inform the the club that Bob Sutton passed away this morning. Bob was a charter member of our club and long-time proponent of all things Truckee. I spoke with Eric this afternoon and he said that Bob had lead a long and happy life. Service will held in the spring at a date to be determined. I will post more information as it is made available. 
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Wes Beyer honored for his volunteer efforts in the community Jason Hansford 2017-03-09 08:00:00Z 0

Music Contest

Rotary Club of Truckee in collaboration with Truckee Sunrise Rotary hosted the Rotary Music Contest.  5 talented musicians from Truckee High School competed to see who would go to the area contest.  All the musicians did a wonderful performance and we are very proud our youth.  
Music Contest Jason Hansford 2017-03-09 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Truckee defends its ski title

Rotary Club of Truckee brings home the gold in the 41st Annual Dick Linkey Rotary Ski Challenge.  The club retained its undefeated record of 26 years.  It was a great day of fellowship and skiing.  The group was hosted to a wonderful lunch by Carla Yeager in which we celebrated Carla's 50-day countdown to retirement.  Thank you to everyone who attended and for supporting the Rotary Club of Tahoe City.
Rotary Club of Truckee defends its ski title 2017-03-03 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Crab Feed

The Rotary Club of Truckee Presents the 24th Annual Chris Matthew Crab & Pasta Feed!  All Silent and live auction proceeds benefit Inner Rhythms Dance.  
Rotary Crab Feed Jason Hansford 2017-02-28 08:00:00Z 0

Kim Szczurek awarded Paul Harris Fellow

Kim Szczurek was recognized for her commitment to our community and volunteer efforts.  Kim exemplifies the Rotary ideals of Service above Self.  She was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow by Tony Lashbrook on February 23, 2017.
Kim Szczurek awarded Paul Harris Fellow Jason Hansford 2017-02-23 08:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow + 1

Shannon Spangler is recognized for continued support of Rotary International as a Paul Harris Fellow + 1.  Thank Shannon for all she does for the Club and the World.
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Bill Seline

Welcome our news member of the club, Bill Seline! Please take time to introduce yourself and make Bill feel welcome in our Club.  Thank you Ted for being a sponsor.
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Rotarian descend on Telsa

20 Rotarians and guests tour the Tesla Giga Factory in Reno.  Amazing technology, robotics and facility.  A second tour is being arranged by Jessica for those interested in attending.  Be on the lookout for fellow Rotarians in their new electric vehicles.
Rotarian descend on Telsa Jason Hansford 2017-01-27 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation and making change in the world

Today we were able to recognize two of our members for their continued financial contributions to the Paul Harris Foundation and the amazing work that Rotary International is doing around the world.  Bill Waters was recognized for his first Paul Harris Fellow.  Laura Ryan was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow + 1.  Thank you for your ongoing support.  As a club, 59 of 94 members have made contributions to the Rotary Foundation for a collective contribution of almost $13,ooo.  We are well on the way of meeting our goal of 100% member contribution and a total club contribution of $18,000.  If you have already given to the Foundation, thank you.  If you haven't, now is the time.  If you have any questions regarding Rotary Foundation and why you should donate, please contact our Foundation Chair, Carla Yeager.
In Service,
Rotary Foundation and making change in the world Jason Hansford 2017-01-19 00:00:00Z 0

Meet Bob Ellis

Today we inducted Bob Ellis as our newest member to the club.  Please introduce yourself and take the time to meet Bob.  Welcome to the Rotary Club of Truckee.
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The Truckee Rotary Community Foundation is looking for community projects or needs to bestow their annual donations upon.  This year the foundation has $8,000 to donate for various projects.  The Truckee Rotary Community Foundation provides funds for worthy individuals, organizations or projects within the greater Truckee community.  The donated funds are generated from interest and profits made from investments during the year.  The foundation looks for unique projects or individuals that are not of a social nature or being funded by other organizations.
Any organization and/or individual who knows of a project or a need may submit an application by writing to the Truckee Rotary Community Foundation, c/o Steve Randall at P.O. Box 3236, Truckee, CA 96160 or by email steve@tdrpd.org.  Applications should include: a short description of the project or need; amount requested; the name or contact person; telephone number and e-mail address.  There is no formal application.  Any questions should be directed to Steve Randall at 550-4443.  Application deadline is Thursday, February 9, 2017. 

Rotary Holiday Party at Tahoe Donner Adventure Center

Rotarians gather to celebrate the holiday season.  Ugly sweaters and couple themes were well represented but only one could be the winner: April Cole.  Look for more photos to come.  Jerry Blackwill was our photographer for the evening and he pulled together a fun video of the evening
Rotary Holiday Party at Tahoe Donner Adventure Center Jason Hansford 2016-12-15 00:00:00Z 0

Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon

As the president of the club there are moments that fill me with pride and joy.  Yesterday was one of those. It was fantastic to see multiple generations of community members gathered under one roof to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Through the Club's fines, we were able to raise $640 for the seniors.  This year, these dollars will have a direct impact to residents of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments.  
Yesterday, I was approached by Jesse, aka Clarence, who had a special request.  Clarence asked if there was a way that Rotary would be able to provide gift cards for food at Safeway so they could have tri-tip steak for this year's holiday diner. Clarence informed me that the residents of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments live on an average of $850/mo. and that items like meat are rarely part of their menu.  Clarence has arranged for the Ritz Carlton staff to come to the complex and prepare an elaborate meal for the residents.  At the end of yesterday's meeting, I asked Clarence how much she thought she would need to for the dinner and she said $400 would be plenty.  I said we would be happy to do this.  Art was able to deliver the Safeway gift card to her apartment. Clarence sent me this email last night,
Jason, how do I thank you...you have no idea what those gift cards mean to make this holiday season .. I am so humbled by what you did today...wow talk about being surprised...again thank you.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and I wanted you all to know that you have made Clarence very happy.
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Rotary Fellowship Hike

Under the arch of a stunning fall afternoon,  20 lucky souls walked through the Carpenter Valley gate and onto the land set to be purchased by the Truckee Donner Land Trust.  This valley, which is privately owned, has been off limits to the public for over a century.  It is relatively untouched and presents an inspiring example of the beautiful landscapes we are blessed to have close at hand…mountain meadows, glistening streams and abundant flora.
If you were unable to join in this hike, we’ll check the Land Trust’s calendar next year and see if we can participate in another docent led tour.
Rotary Fellowship Hike Kath Eagan 2016-10-21 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Truckee working to keep the Truckee River clean

On September 18th, the Rotary Club of Truckee in partnership with Trout Unlimited participated in the Great Sierra River Cleanup.  The group collected trash along the river and roadway adjacent to the river protecting wildlife and river habitat.
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Great Sierra River Cleanup

Rotary Club of Truckee is cleaning up the Truckee River on September 17 as part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup with Trout Unlimited.

The Great Sierra Cleanup is happening on the 17th of September in Truckee, California. The Truckee River Chapter needs your help for this cleanup! We are meeting at 9 am in the dirt parking lot next to the Highway 80 Bridge at the Hirschdale exit 194. Half the group will be removing trash this section while the other half will head to the stateline to clean up the lower part of the Truckee River. Bring work clothes and a water bottle. You can be the difference in keeping the Truckee in pristene shape! Contact Sam Sedillo: ssedillo@tu.org if you have any questions.

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Great Sierra River Cleanup Jason Hansford 2016-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Fellowship Hike with Ted Owens Jason Hansford 2016-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
July 5, 2016 Rotary Board Meeting Jason 2016-07-18 00:00:00Z 0

Thank You for Your Service

Tom Combs and Bill Palmer's last day as members of Rotary Club of Truckee. It is with best wishes and heavy hearts that we say goodbye. Bill Palmer has been a member with 27 years of service. Tom Combs has been a member with 10 years of service. Best of Luck and you are always welcome.
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Interact High School Student Project

Posted by April Cole on Mar 19, 2016
Our youth in action! Our own April Cole accompanied the Club's Interact Students to the state preschool on March 17, 2016. The Interact students hand made mittens for the preschool kids. Oh how they loved them, as their smiling faces displayed. Congratulations to April and the Interact High School Students...Service above self..in action
Interact High School Student Project April Cole 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Crab Feed 2016-02-22 00:00:00Z 0

Bud Fish Tree Lighting was a special night

Posted on Nov 19, 2015
Thank you Tom Hobday for providing hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes!  
Thank you Paul Spencer for providing a ride to Santa Clause in a historic fire engine truck, and delivering him to over 200 children anxiously awaiting his arrival!
Thank you to Santa's helpers Sherilyn and John for assisting Santa and delivering all those happy kids to and from Santa's lap to deliver their Christmas wishes.
Thank you TDMA for partnering with Rotary in this incredible tradition in Bud Fish's memory, that has evolved into a spectacular festival for all.
Finally a BIG Thank you to Nelson Van Gundy who got Santa Clause there and giving joy to the children and families of Truckee. Hohoho!
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Count Dracula Needs Your Blood !

Posted by TC Combs on Oct 14, 2015
Last Blood Drive of the year.  Thursday October 15, 11am - 6pm 
Veterans Hall 10214 High Street, Truckee. Come on down and give a pint!
Count Dracula Needs Your Blood ! TC Combs 2015-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Annual Kids Trout Derby - June 20 Jim Dill 2015-06-18 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Steve Randall on Jan 13, 2015
The Truckee Rotary Community Foundation is looking for community projects or needs to bestow their annual donation upon.  This year the foundation has $6,500 to donate for various projects.  The Truckee Rotary Community Foundation provides funds for worthy individuals, organizations or projects within the greater Truckee community.  The donated funds are generated from interest and profits made from investments during the year.  The foundation looks for unique projects or individuals that are not of a social nature or being funded by other organizations.
Any organization and/or individual who knows of a project or a need may submit an application by writing to the Truckee Rotary Community Foundation, c/o Steve Randall at P.O. Box 3236, Truckee, CA 96160 or by email steve@tdrpd.org.  Applications should include: a short description of the project or need; amount requested; the name or contact person; telephone number and e-mail address.  There is no formal application.  Any questions should be directed to Steve Randall at 550-4443.  Application deadline is Friday February 6, 2015. 
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Thank You notes from our two RYLA students

Posted by April Cole on Aug 23, 2013

Take a moment to see what our two Truckee High students thought of their week at RYLA camp. 
I drove them home and found them to be very happy about their experience; and delightful to talk with.

Thank You Notes

Thank You notes from our two RYLA students April Cole 2013-08-24 00:00:00Z 0

Uganda Nursing School

Posted by James Conley on Jun 12, 2013

James Conley is heading up this operation. 


Hi All,

As I reported today, the Board voted on Tuesday to support the international humanitarian project of The Uganda Nursing School, Bwindi.  This project is being developed by Dr. Scott Kellerman of the Nevada City 49er Club and the Reno Monday Noon Club. 

The purpose of the project is to help change the lives of the indigenous people of Southwestern Uganda in Kanungu district near the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. One of the oldest tribal groups in Africa, the Batwa Pygmies, were evicted from their ancestral home in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in 1992 by the Ugandan government to preserve the forest habitat for the Critically Endangered Mountain Gorilla. Of the total 600 Silverback Gorillas in Africa, 350 are located in Southwest Uganda in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. These beautiful creatures continue to live a somewhat endangered life in the forest preserve but are no less challenged in their own way than the Batwa.

Uganda Nursing School James Conley 2013-06-13 00:00:00Z 0

25th Annual Kids Trout Derby July 20, 2013

Posted by James Dill on Jun 10, 2013

Once again come join us for the annual Kids Trout Derby. Saturday July 20th 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  This event is free for children 12 and under

25th Annual Kids Trout Derby July 20, 2013 James Dill 2013-06-10 18:28:40Z 0

Welcome to our newest member - Sandra Shambaugh

Posted by Tom Combs on May 04, 2013

Score another one for Tally Brand, who sponsored Sandra Shambaugh as our newest member. Sandra is the business manager at our local AAA Travel and Insurance Office. Image

Welcome to our newest member - Sandra Shambaugh Tom Combs 2013-05-05 00:00:00Z 0

Ski Race Northstar Results

Posted by Tom Combs on Mar 08, 2012
While I cannot confirm the results yet... It appears our team once again triumphed.

1st Place Team Scratch: Rotary Club of Truckee: A. Cross; Dill: I. Cross; Dill; Hansford; Jones

1st PlaceTeam Handicap: Rotary Club of Truckee:  (not confrimed)

Overall Scratch: Third Place Andrew Cross

Overall Womens: First Place - Christy Morrison; Second Place - Meg Raymore

Great trivia: Our Club had 6 people in top 10 overall scratch: 3, A Cross; 4, Dill; 5, I Cross; 6, Hansford; 7, Jones; 10 Morrison.

Some of our Sushboomers below


Ski Race Northstar Results Tom Combs 2012-03-09 00:00:00Z 0

Sierra Expeditionary Crab and Pasta Feed beneficiary

Posted by Tom Combs on Feb 03, 2012
 TRUCKEE — Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) is thrilled Truckee Noon Rotary has chosen them as Rotary's non­profit partner for this year's Crab and Pasta Peed, to be held at the Truckee Community Recreation Center on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Sierra Expeditionary Learning School will host the live auc­tion at the Crab Feed and will be the recipient of all proceeds raised from the auction."We are honored and grateful that the Truckee Noon Rotary selected us to participate with them in this fun event," said SELS Board member Erica Stein, chair for the auction. Sierra Expeditionary Learning School plans to use the money raised from the auc­tion to start their capital campaign fund to pay for needed additional classroom space.
Sierra Expeditionary Crab and Pasta Feed beneficiary Tom Combs 2012-02-04 00:00:00Z 0

Member Cheat Sheet

Posted by Tom Combs on Feb 15, 2011

This story is devoted to providing Truckee Rotary Members some helpful hints on using this web site. There is no particular order to the information provided, it's just what I found may be useful to getting used to this.

  • Log-In   Once you log in, The "Admin page" will appear. Everything on the page in bold print, you have access to. Everything that is dimmed out - you don't have access to. 

  • Edit Site Pages  Important! One of the options you have on the "Admin Page" allows to change the  pages on the web site - PLEASE DON"T!   I have no idea why they gave every member the ability to do this but that will be bad for me (and bad for you).

  • The Calendar -  On the home page is a "mini" calendar. It only displays the current month's activity. If you want more information or what to see future months you need to click on the "Calendar" link at the top of the page.
  • Sending email to all club members - It's a little different. You can no longer use  club@truckeerotary.org to send a message. Instead log into the new site. On the "Admin" page look for "Email Message Center"  Click on that and then click on "Compose new message".  You will see a selection of common lists. If you click on the box next to Active & Honorary members You would send the message to all club members. If you want to add other lists, just click on the box. Fill in the subject and type your message ( spell check is the blue check mark with "abc"). If you have an attachment go to "Step 3 (optional) you will download the file you wish to attach from your computer...So you need to know where it is. If it is an attachment from someone elses email that you received, you will need to save it somewhere on your computer first.
  • To add a calendar event and _ PLEASE DO! just click on the "Edit Event" link on the "Admin" page.  Click on the "Add event" link at the top left and add as much information as you want. If you want to experiment just put "test" on the item so I can remove it later.

  • Your Profile ..... Ahhh  from now on it is up to each member to update their own information, except your picture...I'll add that for you. On the "Admin" page just click on the "Edit my Profile" link.  Click on the "Edit" link in the upper middle part of the page and do your updating. When your done just click on the "Go Back" button at the bottom of the page.

  • Photo Albums   So you went to an event and you want to share your photos with all of us. Go for it.  On the "Admin" page click on the "Edit Photo Albums" and follow the directions. Note: One of the oddities of this program, you would think that the little pencil on a piece of paper is the "edit" icon - not so, that just changes the name of the photo album. The "spy glass" icon is what you use to edit the photo album. This applies to some other areas also.  Hint - Complete the basic information for the photo album and add one photo.  Save it - go back into the album using the "edit icon" (this time it IS the pen on the paper icon. Look for the "Multi-file Upload" button. You can then open a folder on your computer and tag multiple photo's to download. 
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Bud Fish Tree Lighting - This Friday

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Don’t miss kick off of the holiday season at the Annual Downtown Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Ceremony in historic downtown Truckee produced by the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association and Rotary Club of Truckee. Lighting of the “Bud” Fish Tree, Santa, hot chocolate, caroling.

The festivities will take place Friday November 22nd beginning at 4 p.m. when elementary school children will decorate the Christmas trees that will line Donner Pass Road in historic downtown Truckee throughout the holiday season, a 21-year tradition. At 4:30 p.m., Santa will arrive and the Bud Fish Tree Lighting Ceremony is slated for 5:15 p.m. in front of the train depot.

Annual 'Bud' Fish Tree Lighting Ceremony:
Bud Fish was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Truckee, and a longtime Truckee resident. Bud had an abiding commitment to his family, his profession (forester), and his community. For years he saw to it that Fibreboard provided the Christmas tree for downtown, and assembled a crew of volunteers to put it up and decorate.

Upon Bud's death, the Rotary Club of Truckee secured, planted, and dedicated a permanent Christmas tree downtown in his memory. The Rotary Club partners with the American Cancer Society in welcoming the citizens of Truckee to the lighting of this memorial tree. Memorial tree ornaments can be purchased inside the Welcome Center for a donation to honor cancer survivors, or pay tribute to the lives lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight it. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Truckee Tahoe.

Compliments of http://www.truckeechamber.com/truckee-insights-news-events/article/?a=292#sthash.liyA1ZpT.dpuf

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Rotary Board Meeting Recap

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The Board met on the first Tuesday of November to discuss funding requests and club business.  The monthly meeting is a great way to hear about what your club and community are up too!

Funding Requests Approved:

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation/North Lake Tahoe Truckee Leadership Program - $500
TTUSD/Sierra High School - $300 for vouchers for students to buy clothes at the hospice shop
Truckee Community Christmas - $2,000

We also are going to fund $1,297.50 for book bags for the Read program and $150 for the Rotary Rose Parade float.

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Senior Thanksgiving Lunch Coming Up

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You are invited to the Rotary Club of Truckee event detailed below. Register online for this event. You can also book family and friends.
Event:    Senior Thanksgiving Lunch
Date:    Nov 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Fee:    $15.00 per person
Location:    Martis Camp. Red Barn Truckee, CA
Details:    Please one guest per member until we get a head count. As usual this event will be held at the Martis Camp Red Barn. Cost is $15.00 for both members and guests. Music will be provided by the Tahoe School of Music.

Rotarian Seniors Thanksgiving Lunch Assorted rolls w/ whipped butter First Spinach Salad, toasted almonds, cranberries, herbed goat cheese, spice orange cranberry vinaigrette Main Traditional turkey dinner, sage stuffing, orange cranberry sauce, mash potatoes, gravy, French beans Dessert Pumpkin cheesecake with caramel sauce and whipped cream

Thank you.
For Rotary Club of Truckee
Carla Yeager (Event Chair)
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Rotary Involvement is FUN

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Hello Rotarians,

If you were at lunch today you heard our District Governor talk about the Ignite program and having FUN. Ignite focuses on membership growth and retention.   Since our club is already large we will be focusing on the retention and FUN part.

I would like to invite all members of the club to consider joining our committee and help ignite the FUN! We will be discussing how to get every member involved in Ignite and what fun things we can do to retain and attract members. Whether it is new member mixers, beach picnics, snowmobile tours, river rating trips, Strategic Planning Meetings, hiking, boating , skiing, and whatever else the committee can plan and organize it will be FUN!!!!

We are going to have our first membership committee meeting Thursday 8/2 at 11 am before our lunch meeting in the Rec center.  Normally the membership committee meets the last Thursday of every month at 11 am before lunch in the rec center.  I will be out of town the last Thursday of this month so that is why we are having it 8/2 this time.

Our current membership committee consists of  Bob Bell, Ron Wulff, John Pruyn, Brian Marsh, Cliff Hartwell, Mitch Clarin, Andrew Cross, Brinn Talbot, Wes Beyer, Marcia Beals, and myself.  Please join us if you are interested in helping plan all the fun!  If you can't make the 8/2 meeting and want to be involved, send me an email and let me know.


Tally Brand,

Membership Committee Chairperson

Truckee Rotary
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Historic Moments in Rotary

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Each January, as Rotary district governors-elect convene at the International Assembly for training and fellowship, they can be certain of two things: a lot of take-home reading and the announcement of a new RI theme.

The tradition of crafting a theme is credited to 1949-50 RI President Percy C. Hodgson, who outlined a list of four objectives for his term in office. Among them were the better application of the principles of vocational service and dedication to world understanding and peace through international service programs. 

Though Hodgson's 83-word proclamation ran substantially longer than today's shorter, punchier themes, Rotarians' desire to celebrate and support their president's annual program of service has remained the same. Other early themes include Rotary Is Hope in Action (Joaquin Serratosa Cibils, 1953-54), Kindle the Spark Within (Nitish C. Laharry, 1962-63), and Good Will Begins with You (Ernst G. Breitholtz, 1971-72).

In the decades that followed, RI presidents introduced theme logos, lapel pins, ties, and scarves. Theme ties were introduced in the 1990s, and are now given out yearly. Many have incorporated the theme for the year. The first scarves showing the RI theme were designed by 1998-99 RI President James L. Lacy and his wife, Claudine, Follow Your Rotary Dream.

Check out this link to view the themes and pins.  

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Rotary Club of Truckee Approves Grants

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The Rotary Club of Truckee Board approved funding in the amount of $2,000 at the July board meeting to assist two local groups: Sierra Activity Summer Program and Sagehen Outdoor Education Program.   Both of these groups are key to developing youth in our community.  
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