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Sunshine letters from Tahoe Truckee

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To the Town of Truckee and Tahoe businesses that supported the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation in hosting the 18th Annual Rotary Club of Truckee andamp;#8211; Crab andamp; Pasta Feed.With a storied past of great nights in the community, the 18th Annual Rotary Club of Truckee Crab andamp; Pasta Feed was an exciting endeavor to take on. There was a buzz in town during the weeks leading up to the event and once the night finally came, it felt as though everyone collectively breathed in unison, a sigh of relief as the weather mostly cooperated and the event went off!To see 500 fellow community members gathered in one gymnasium, smiling and covered with butter and crab juice was simply amazing. The energy of the evening was positive and folks enjoyed the breadth of variety and quality in the raffle, silent and live auction packages. Through the generosity of local businesses donating items to the raffle, live and silent auctions, Crab Feed attendees and ultimately the Rotary Club of Truckee, funds were raised and awareness was increased for athletes that suffer a life altering injury while pursuing a dream in the winter action sports community. For this opportunity we are very grateful. We look forward to working with you again in the future.Thank you!andamp;#8212; Roy Tuscany, president, co-founderandamp;#8212; Adam Baillargeon, vice president, marketing director

Even in a tough economy, it never ceases to amaze me our Tahoe-Truckee community unites for those who might not be as fortunate.This was exactly the case when Natalie Nelson of Nelson Trade and Design along with support from local merchants came together at a recent event at Martis Camp Club. Generous attendeesandamp;#8217; perused, bidded on and won well stuffed gift-baskets and other fabulous donated items, with the proceeds of the evening going toward Los Mdicos Voladores (LMV), the flying doctors.LMV is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of geographically diverse peoples through education and the provision of no-cost, high-quality medical, dental, and optometric clinics. LMV serves Mexico, Central and South America, and migrant labor populations of California. Since 1975 LMV has offered more than 250 short-term medical, dental, optometry, and other healthcare clinics, treating more than 7,000 patients per year.For more information, or if you would like to join LMV, please visit flyingdocs.org.With much appreciation,Wayne A. McClelland, president, High Sierra ChapterLos Mdicos Voladores

I want to thank all the counselors from the new BoySports Day (April 16) for helping me make this event a most memorable one. Thank you Mike Merriman (Truckee High School), Renee Guay (TDRPD), Randy Jones (long time friend), Genevieve Speas (Sierra Mountain Soccer Club), Angelo Tenorio (Truckee High School/TDRPD), Pete Kristian (TDRPD), Karen Corral, and Ryan Hunter (Young Life) for your time and helpfulness throughout the entire day and planning process. Also, this day would not have been so successful without the guidance of Susan Duffy-Smith, assistance of Troop 267 Scouts and parents, and mentoring from Rob Cofer. I appreciate all that you have done to help me achieve my goal and I really thank you for your time and dedication.Michael ReynaudBoySports Day Coordinator, Truckee High SchoolLife Scout, Troop 267

TNT Babe Ruth Baseball would like to express our sincere thanks to the Rotary Club of Truckee for their generous support of TNT Baseball. Without the continued community support of groups like Rotary it would be very difficult to provide a quality youth sports program like Babe Ruth. Rotary has and continues to support not only youth sports but a wide variety of critical community needs through their generous gifts of funds and enumerable hours of volunteer time to our community.Thank You on behalf of TNT Babe Ruth.Patrick Flora, president

We wish to express our gratitude to Doug Stoup for sharing his Ice Axe Arctic Expedition to the North Pole with our third grade classes at Glenshire Elementary School. Our students asked Doug many questions about surviving on the ice, dressing in layers, transportation and communication, arctic animals, the ice melt, and what it was like to swim while pulling an iceberg. Dougandamp;#8217;s teleconference and visit supported many standards and district curriculum such as: our winter survivial andamp;#8220;Hug a Treeandamp;#8221; program, observation skills, experiential exploration, and collecting data. The language arts and social studies standards of Sir Ernest Shackletonandamp;#8217;s 1915-1916 Antarctic venture was also covered in our literature anthology story, andamp;#8220;Trapped by the Ice.andamp;#8221; Visit IceAxe.com to learn more. Thanks Doug!Sincerely,Joanne Haddy and Reina Markheim