Rotarians at work: Truckee Rotary Clubs team up to improve Truckee Elementary School |

Rotarians at work: Truckee Rotary Clubs team up to improve Truckee Elementary School

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8211; Members of Truckeeand#8217;s Sunrise and Noon Rotary Clubs teamed up to build a parcourse fitness trail for elementary school students as the clubsand#8217; joint 2011 Rotarians at Work Day project.

On April 30, dozens of volunteers created a looping path through the woods behind Truckee Elementary School. Steps and ramps will help students navigate between the courseand#8217;s two levels. The next part of the project will be to build exercise benches and pull-up bars and to install other specific exercise equipment.

Started in 2006 by the late Bob Watson, past governor of District 5340 (California), Rotarians at Work Day happens the last Saturday in April each year and challenges clubs around the world to carry out hands-on service efforts in their community.

Watson hoped that by 2014, every club and every Rotarian would participate.

and#8220;It is fantastic that the two Truckee clubs come together each year for Rotary Work Day. Everyone enjoys the fellowship and accomplishing the task at hand,and#8221; said Brinn Wellise, president of The Rotary Club of Truckee.

and#8220;Weand#8217;re really starting to see the impact of Rotarians at Work Day as more Rotary clubs around the world perform community service projects on the same day,and#8221; said Jamie Brimer, president of the Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club.

The Rotary Clubs would like to thank the members who pitched in, Halland#8217;s Excavating for the generous contribution of top soil and Tahoe Truckee Lumber for concrete. The Rotarians also received help from Truckee Rents, who loaned tools for the project.

The Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club was chartered on May 18, 1993 to provide voluntary service and financial support to the youth, economically disadvantaged and elderly in local, national, and international communities. They are a service club of active professionals dedicated to helping people in need. For more information, visit

The Rotary Club of Truckee was chartered on Feb. 14, 1978 and has a membership of nearly 100 active members who share a compelling sense of duty to their community. The club supports local organizations and returns more than $80,000 annually to the community through grants, services, events and special funding. For more information, visit

Rotary International is the worldand#8217;s first and one of the largest nonprofit humanitarian service organizations. It is comprised of 1.2 million business and professional leaders in 200 countries and geographical regions. Rotary members initiate community projects that address many of todayand#8217;s most critical issues such as violence, AIDS, hunger, the environment and health care. For more information, visit

Meetings: Tuesdays, 7 a.m., Stella Cafe in the Cedar House Sport Hotel, 10918 Brockway, Truckee.

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