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Tahoe Douglas Rotary celebrates 40th

Provided to the TribuneTahoe Douglas Rotary Club past presidents smiling for the camera at the service club's 40th anniversary celebration are, from left, front row, Susan Glasson, Roger Hargis, Patrick Atherton, Dan Spano, current president Wanda Olinger, and Ron Pierini. In the back row are Brian Williams, Bill Kolstad, Ollie Hayden, Sam Worley and Richard Lusby.

The Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala party at the Ridge Tahoe. More than 50 members and guests recognized four decades of service to the Lake Tahoe community and 40 years of inspiration from the Rotary motto “Service Above Self.”

Anniversary chairman Shawn Rowles narrated a video presentation that featured photos of many club donations. The tour started in Zephyr Cove Park, where the Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club has built two par courses, a covered picnic area, benches, horseshoe pit, barbecue pit, scoreboard, playground equipment and a storage building. Next up was Kahle Community Park with a similar list of donations, followed by Brautovich Park and the Lam Watah Nature Trail.

In addition to the parks and nature trail, the service club’s projects include scholarships, school bus shelters, computers for classrooms, polio vaccinations, Rotary Exchange Program, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Bike Safety Rodeo, Babe Ruth baseball, fund-raising campaign for China Springs Youth Camp, Miss Nevada candidate, road clean-up, children’s Christmas party and St. Patrick’s Wine Tasting fund-raising.

The list of accomplishments goes on and on and is truly impressive.

During the celebration past and current members reminisced about great times together. There were yearly binders with photos and news clippings that provided plenty of laughs and videotapes of past presidents’ demotions were shown on a TV in the bar.

Anyone who would like to encourage high ethical standards and help build good will and peace in the world, will find joining a Rotary Club is the best place to start. Call Conrad Buedel at (775) 749-1033 for details.

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