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Janet Huff featured speaker, Tahoe League for Charity scholarships announced

Courtesy Tahoe League for CharityThe TLC monthly Luncheon and Speakers Series featured a talk about the importance of responding to possible stroke.

TAHOE CITY and#8212; Tahoe League for Charity held their July Luncheon and Speaker Series at Jakeand#8217;s on the Lake in Tahoe City on July 9, 2012. Their featured speaker was Janet Huff, a registered nurse of public health, who spoke about stroke awareness. Unfortunately, a person in the United States suffers a stroke every 45 seconds, causing strokes to be the third leading cause of death in the U.S. A healthy and active lifestyle is key, since 80 percent of all strokes are preventable. If a person experiences any symptoms of a stroke, it is crucial they get to a hospital as fast as possible in order to increase their chances of survival.

TLCand#8217;s 2012 high school scholarships were also announced at the July luncheon. Krishna Patel received a $2,000 scholarship, Edgardo Villanueve $1,000, Heidi Jemenez $750 and Ashlee Anne Viske a $750 scholarship. These scholarships will be used at the schools of the recipientand#8217;s choice.

The speaker for the Aug. 13 Luncheon and Speaker Series will be Naida West, author of and#8220;River of Red Gold.and#8221; Her novels encompass three fields of California history: Native American/Euro-American contact period; the Gold Rush; and the turn-of-the-century Gilded Age. The historic value near her home along the Cosumnes River and the nearby Sacramento area has inspired her writing, which has enthralled readers. Save the date for this wonderful experience.

Tahoe League for Charity grants

Tahoe League for Charity (TLC) is accepting applications for grants from community nonprofit organizations. Please send two short paragraphs, one stating the purpose of your organization, and the other stating your needs and the amount for which you are applying. Send it to Tahoe League for Charity, P.O. Box 1524, Tahoe City, CA, 96145, Attn: Grants Chair. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 30, 2012. For information contact Karyn at 530-525-1342.

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