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Tahoe-Douglas Rotary hands out money

The Tahoe-Douglas Rotary Club recently continued its tradition of community service with donations to 15 local organizations. President Dan Spano and treasurer Jay Lather presented checks totaling more than $23,000 to representatives from each of the community and school groups. Funds for the donations were raised at the service club’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Wine Tasting and Corned Beef Feed as well as other fund-raisers throughout the year.

Recipients are:

– Douglas County Sheriff’s Office: $3,000 to support the “A Fighting Chance” program created by Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe to educate children in abduction awareness, avoidance and escape.

– Tahoe Arts Project: $500 to support fine arts programs in the schools and the community.

– Douglas County Parks and Recreation: $4,500 to purchase children’s playground equipment for Zephyr Cove Park.

– South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center: $6,280 to purchase and install irrigation systems, plant sod, build two children’s sandboxes and other upgrades.

– Family Resource Center: 1,000 to support the center’s family and women’s programs that serve the South Shore’s Latino community.

– George Whittell High School 2001 Grad Night: $500 to support an alcohol-free all-night graduation celebration.

– George Whittell High School French Club: $500 to subsidize funds already brought in through student fund-raising for an educational tour of France. The club includes students from South Tahoe High and Kingsbury Middle schools.

– George Whittell High School: $1,500 to purchase digital cameras and software for a new computer graphics program.

– Pinenut District Boy Scouts: $500 to support Boy Scouts of America Pinenut District programs.

– Blackhawk Civil Air Patrol: $500 to support cadet educational programs and National Congress.

– Kingsbury Middle School Odyssey of the Mind/Destination Imagination: $1,000 to subsidize travel costs for students to attend the world competition in Tennessee.

– Ordinary People Meeting Extraordinary Needs: $2,000 to support the assistance to members of the South Shore community with extraordinary medical needs.

– Carson Advocates for Cancer Care: $500 to assist cancer patients in the Carson Valley and South Shore communities.

– Douglas County Search & Rescue: $500 to support civilian search and rescue throughout Douglas County.

– City of Refuge: $1,000 to help in ongoing building needs for temporary housing of mothers and expecting mothers.

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