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Tahoe Truckee Sunshine Letters

Thank you Rotary Club of Truckee for your generous support of youth programs in the Civil Air Patrol. Your contribution will be used to introduce our youth to aviation, search and rescue and disaster relief training, but more importantly helps build our next generation of community leaders and volunteers. The Civil Air Patrol cadet members participate in diverse training and when qualified, may actually use the training to carry out state and federally assigned search and rescue or disaster assistance missions. As an all-volunteer organization, the Rotarians funding will help us prepare for these missions in and around the community. We welcome youth over 12 years old, so check us out at the Truckee Tahoe Airport. Thank you, Rotarians, for everything you do. Semper vigilans!Mike ScottCivil Air PatrolTruckee Tahoe Airport

The parents of Truckee High Schools senior class would like to thank the following individuals and businesses that supported our first A Taste andamp; A Toast to Truckee event, held last month at the Lodge at Lahontan a very successful benefit for Project Graduation. We could never have pulled it off without the generous support and donations provided by Lahontan Golf Club and Jeff Cobain, Truckee Optimist Club and Dan OGorman, Soroptimists International of Truckee Donner and Joan Hartwell, Pat Callahan and Alissa Just, Law Office of Duane Morris, Law Office of Porter Simon, Jim Porter as our trusty emcee, Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk andamp; Shop, Switchback PR + Marketing, Randy Nunez, Sierra Insurance, Kevin Murphy, Sally Lyon of the NLTRA, The Rock Garden, Brian Marsh, Cindy Morgan, Ticket Outlets: Florians Fine Wines andamp; Specialty Foods, The Pour House, Restaurants and Caterers: Barbara Wong, Julie McGinley, Cooking from the Inside Out, Cottonwood Restaurant, Crest Caf, Dragonfly Restaurant andamp; Sushi Bar, Earthly Delights, Tina Stull, Glenshire General Store, Java Sushi, Lahontan, Moodys Bistro, Pacific Crest Grill, Pianeta Ristorante, Runway Caf, Safeway, Save Mart, Summit Lodge, Tahoe Forest Hospital, Thai Delicacy, Treat Box Bakery, Trio, Twenty Two Bistro and Zanos, Wineries: Florians, Folie A Deux, Foley, Grace Patriot, Katz Winery, Nevada City Winery, Ramey Schulten Winery, Ravenswood, Rodney Strong Chalk Hill, Rosenblum, Silver Mountain, Truckee River Winery and wine rep Janice Jones; and Breweries: Buck Bean Brewery, Fifty/Fifty Brewing Company, Full Moon and Gordon Biersch. Thank you to all who came out and supported the event, and to the many parents who volunteered their time to make it all happen. Finally, thanks to our talented piano players who provided entertainment: Annika Deurlington, Amanda Andrews and Nicole Tanner. The evening far exceeded our expectations. We appreciate your support of our communitys kids.Katie ShafferJulia DillEvent co-chairs

Id like to thank Dr. Bree Montana, Dr. Brielle Hecht, and the entire staff at Agate Bay Veterinary Hospital. In the spirit of working together, the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe took in 10 cats and kittens from their office. In return, the doctors and staff generously donated their time and spayed/neutered many HSTT animals. In these tough times, every little bit helps and the tireless work of the team at Agate Bay went a long way toward helping our organization save even more lives this winter.Im very proud to be a part of community that shows such care and compassion for our homeless pet population. Its only by working together that we can all truly make a difference.Nanette CronkAnimal Programs ManagerHumane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

A huge heartfelt thank you from Remix to The Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation for selecting us as one of the 2009 grant recipients by awarding Remix $10,000 to establish our program. They will provide us with $5,000 as an initial grant with the $5,000 balance provided as a matching grant. TMRF continues to improve the quality of life in the Truckee-North Tahoe area by their generous continued support of community based programs. Remix is a new nonprofit organization designed as an empowerment retreat with a unique commitment to providing ongoing and long-term support for foster care youth between the ages of 14 and 21. Our goal is to help youth bring to life their full potential, dreams and possibilities by participating in our wilderness expeditions and creative arts activities.Visit http://www.soulbeautiful.org. Please contact us at (530) 545-1413.Thanks again to TMRF for helping us to make a difference to children living in our foster care system!Gia StatesFounder andamp; Director of DevelopmentRemix, foster youth programs

On Saturday, Feb. 28, Alder Creek Middle School hosted their second annual Mountain Man Classic Wrestling Tournament. It was a huge success. Many thanks to Eileen and Art Lyon, Northwest Knights, Safeway, Truckee Fire District, SaveMart, Maria and Victor Ramirez, Dairy Queen, Sparks High School, Treat Box Bakery, ACMS PTO, Lisa and John Mohun, Brent and Dianne Collinson, Truckee Donner Park and Recreation, Truckee High School Wrestlers, Parents of ACMS wrestling team, Susan Phebus, Nancy Casper, Bill and Kasey Hudson, Truckee River Glass, Judy Gilmore and James Curtis. ACMS coaches and wrestling team