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Soroptimist honored with literacy award

Dan Thrift/Tahoe Daily TribuneMembers of Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra displaying the Celebrate Literacy award they received from the Lake Tahoe Reading Council are, from left, Evelyn Yonker, Linda Wysong, Estelle Carney, Ann Rasmussen, Maureen Senn, Patricia McBrien and Wendy David.
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Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra was the recipient of the 2002-2003 “Celebrate Literacy” award at the annual fall membership social held by the Lake Tahoe Reading Council on Oct. 3. The Lake Tahoe Reading Council and the International Reading Association present this award annually to an organization, institution or individual that has made a significant contribution to the community by promoting literacy.

Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra was recognized for two literacy projects that encourage students to read. For the past three years this organization has provided every child in kindergarten through fifth-grade with a new book for their summer reading enjoyment. In addition, SI of Tahoe Sierra selects two children each month from each elementary school to receive the “On Your Way” award, which recognizes students who are showing improvement in their reading skills. The reading council is proud to recognize Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra for its exemplary accomplishments.

The Lake Tahoe Reading Council is an affiliate of the California Reading Association and the International Reading Association. The LTRC projects include Baby Book Bags that are given to newborns at Barton Hospital, bring quest authors to the schools, book drives and support for Tahoe Arts Project. The LTRC and the Lake Tahoe Unified School District are sponsoring workshops in reading and writing methods. The LTRC holds its annual fund-raiser, the “Run for Literacy” in June each year. Anyone interested in learning more about the Lake Tahoe Reading Council may call Linda Wysong at Tahoe Valley School, (530) 543-2350.


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