Three local residents were honored May 11 during the Kiwanis district governor’s visit in Carson City.
About 80 Kiwanis members from the Tahoe, Carson Valley, and the Greater Reno areas gathered at the governor’s mansion to welcome the Kiwanis District Governor and First Lady, Gary and Donna Jander, for their official visit to the area. One of the traditions of the governor’s visit is the presentation of awards at a district level to a Kiwanian or community member for their outstanding service to the community.
This year, Tom Millham, president of the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra, presented a Distinguished Service Award to Kiwanis member Mike Foster. Foster, a past club president and past Kiwanis Division 45 lieutenant governor, participates in nearly every service project preformed by the club, including Coats for Kids, Drug Store Project, Historical Al Tahoe Cemetery cleanup and Bread & Broth, according to a press release.
Mike and Kim Schouten, owners of South Lake Tahoe’s Grocery Outlet, were recipients of this year’s Community Service Award. Since opening the Grocery Outlet in 2007, they have not only been supporters of Kiwanis but also many of Tahoe’s nonprofit organizations, schools and neighborhood businesses, the release stated.