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April 29, 2013
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Congressman McClintock in Truckee

Congressman Tom McClintock will participate in two events in Truckee on Thursday, May 2. At noon, he will speak at the Truckee Rotary Club Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at the Truckee Recreational Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

At 6 p.m., the Congressman will hold a town hall meeting at the Truckee Tahoe Airport Community Room, 10356 Truckee Airport Road.

Truckee students initiated into

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

The following students were initiated into and granted an achievement for being inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi: Emily Beauchamp of Truckee, Stephanie Andrysiak of Truckee, Geneva Lewis of Truckee and Melissa Olsen of Truckee. Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” Visit

International referral organization

to open chapter in Tahoe City

Business Network International (BNI) a networking organization specializing in business referrals among members is opening its newest chapter, Lake of the Sky BNI, in Tahoe City on May 2. There are already more than 40 chapters meeting in central California.

“BNI is a great way for businesses to experience growth by duplicating their marketing efforts through word-of-mouth. We only accept one person per profession, therefore once someone has been accepted as a member, none of their competitors can participate!” said businessman Larry Lapkin, president of the new chapter.

With more than 150,000 members worldwide, BNI is the largest business networking and referral marketing organization in the world. Last year alone, BNI generated 7.1 million referrals resulting in $3.3 billion dollars’ worth of business for its members.

The chapter kick off will begin at 7:30 a.m. May 2 at the Tahoe City Public Utility District, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. Any business person interested in generating a steady source of referral business is welcome to attend. Call Larry Lapkin at 530-550-4511 for information.

Tangled Roots Writing Poetry Workshop

Do you want to write poetry but don’t know where to start? Do you write poetry but don’t feel you are as creative as you could be? Learn new ways to approach language and craft in your writing of any genre in this workshop by focusing on poetry through guiding prompts, readings, and discussion, May 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Even if you don’t “get” poetry, you will come away with crazy new ideas for your writing and process. For all levels of writers. Cost is $40. For more information call Karen at 530-386-3901 or visit

10th Early Childhood Development Conference

Saturday, May 4, TTUSD District Office, Truckee (old middle school). Parents can spend an enriching and educational day exploring “School Readiness, Birth to Five.” Keynote Speakers include Dr. Rob Leri, Chief Learning Officer/Superintendent of TTUSD and Olga Loya, storyteller, author and educator. Visit for information and registration.

Washo Cultural presentation

Six thousand years ago a people named the Washo were given to the land around Lake Tahoe by the Great Maker. A Washo Datohmu (headman) once said that the word Wa She Shu means “the earth, the water, the air, the animals, and then the people, and it is our task to support all of it so that it can provide what we need.” Like a piece of driftwood riding the ebb and flow of a tide, these people lived with changes in the seasons. There is a rich culture that defines the Washo lifestyle with themes of stewardship and close family bonds. To find out more about the Truckee / Tahoe Washo people you are welcome to attend a Washo Cultural Presentation. The presentation is in honor of National Historic Preservation Month, sponsored by the Truckee Donner Historical Society, the Truckee Veterans and hosted by Angele Thibodeau. The guest speaker will be Lydell Wyatt, a Wel Mel Ti / Washo Tribe member who will discuss his culture, May 4, 2-3 p.m. at the Veterans Hall located at 10214 High St., Truckee. Parking is limited so first priority will go to the elderly and handicapped. Please avoid parking on surrounding neighborhood streets and park on Donner Pass Road. For information call 530-550-8153.

Have a bike to donate?

The fourth grade English Language Development class at Kings Beach Elementary is collecting used bicycles to give to students and families in need. They will be collect bicycles, scooters and helmets in the office through May 28, at 8125 Steelhead Ave., in Kings Beach. They will only accept bikes in working condition. They hope you will help the fourth grade in their community project.


Tahoe League for Charity speakers, luncheon

Executive Director Kellie Cutler from the North Tahoe Arts Center was featured at the Tahoe League for Charity’s April luncheon. Cutler spoke about the center’s newest programs serving all ages for the coming summer as well as the myriad of monthly events year round. The art center offers Kids Art Saturdays, Kids Art Camp, a Plein Air September Event, Art in Public Places, and Senior Art Classes. On the first and third Wednesdays of each month the “Gathering of Art” workshop.

In its 21st year, the July open studio “ARTour” will feature 40 artists. Visit

The next Tahoe League for Charity lunch and speaker event will be May 13 at Jake’s on the Lake in Tahoe City. The subject will be the new Kings Beach Community House serving the community by addressing mental health, education and community development. Call for reservations at 530-525-7579. Visit

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