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Volunteer Corner: Marshall Lewis

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How did you first get involved in the Legacy Trail project? (As a member of) Rotary we felt like we could do more something to leave as our legacy for the next generation. The thing the town wanted was trails. We definitely decided as a club that this would be our legacy project. We developed our mission statement about 10 years ago. So were you out working on the trail shovel in hand? This is built virtually by volunteers. Part of the vision was to bring the community together. I was out here in those days 10 to 20 hours a week working on this. How often do you use the Legacy Trail? Im probably on this trail at least once a week. Mostly walking we like to bring our dogs down.Why is volunteering in the community important to you? Im a product of the 60s and I believe we can make a difference, each one of us individually. Rotary is service above self.Your teenage daughter is part of the Rotary Youth Exchange program overseas in Belgium right now. Do you think youve encouraged her to become involved in the community? The Rotary Youth Exchange is all about world peace and understanding. It takes a pretty brave person at 15 years old. Im really proud. What are your plans for the holidays? Our other daughter is coming home from college. We already had the Christmas tree lighting and this weekend its gift-wrapping.

The Suns Sierra Countis interviewed Lewis for Volunteer Corner. Please send your suggestions for Volunteer Corner to editor@sierrasun.com, subject Volunteer Corner. For more information on volunteer opportunities in the North Shore and Truckee communities, visit http://www.handsontahoe.org. For more information about Our Truckee River Legacy Foundation visit their Web site at http://www.legacytrail.org.


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