During its last fiscal year (2012-13), the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline contributed approximately $20,000 to charities and other organizations in the Incline Village area and for programs for local youth.
The organizational recipients included:
• The Science Expo at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences
• Troop 37 of the Boy Scouts of America
• Project Mana
• Tahoe Safe Alliance
• Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation
• Tahoe Family Solutions
• Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
The programs benefiting local youth included:
• Sponsorship of two local teens at the Rotary Youth Leadership A
• Sponsorship of a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Brazil.
• Sponsorship and prizes for the Rotary Area 3 Speech and Music Contest.
• Scholarships for two Incline High School 2013 graduates, and continued funding for past scholarship recipients.
The club funded these contributions through three primary fundraisers:
• Christmas Tree Sales
• RWTB Duck Sales
“The Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline is deeply indebted to residents and visitors of Incline Village for supporting these worthy causes by participating in our fund raisers,” said 2012-13 Club President Jim O’Brien. “Our members spend hundreds of hours each year at the Christmas tree lot, at the duck sales booth, and selling raffle tickets in order to raise the funds for all the good we do in the community. We truly appreciate everyone who bought a tree, a racing duck or a raffle ticket from our Club.”
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in their communities and throughout the world.
Members of the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline also recently raised $350 for the global fight against polio by hosting a Rotary Night at Aces Ballpark for club members and spouses. Each of the 35 attendees contributed $10 to help support Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate this disease.
Since 1979, Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2 billion children against polio in 122 countries. Rotary International, along with its partners, has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since its first project to vaccinate children in 1979.