Tahoe City Rotary recognizes outstanding service
The Tahoe City Rotary Club recognizes individuals for outstanding service to our community annually. Since its founding in 1947, the Tahoe City Rotary Club has recognized 51 individuals for their service above self by awarding them the Honorary Paul Harris Fellowship, the highest Rotary honor available to the Club. This years recipients are Jim Simon and Lane Lewis.Jim Simon, a successful trial attorney, is best known for auctioneering, having raised millions of dollars for local charities. In addition to the Tahoe City and Truckee Rotary Clubs, some of the service organizations Jim has worked with are the Arts for Schools, Humane Society, Kiwanis Club, Lake Tahoe Autumn Food andamp; Wine Festival, Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, Lahontan Community Foundation, Project MANA and Tahoe League for Charity. Jim is also recognized for community activities, having been named Volunteer of the Year and Citizen of the Year by the Truckee Community.Lane Lewis, owner of the Old Brockway Gold Course and a longtime resident of North Tahoe, is a great supporter of youth athletics. He has been involved in Little League as coach and board member, and has coached basketball and soccer for many years. He is a member of the North Tahoe PUD Board of Trustees and is its current chair, and a member of the Tahoe Truckee Sanitation Agency. Lane organized the First T program at the lake the national organization that promotes character development and life-enhancing values through youth golf programs. Lane gives of himself to make North Tahoe a better community.For each fellowship, the Tahoe City Rotary Club contributes $1,000 to The Rotary Foundations humanitarian and education programs that save and invigorate the lives of people around the world. These programs enhance international friendship and understanding by providing education opportunities, food, potable water, health care, immunization and shelter for millions of persons. One of the programs is the eradication of polio around the world. Currently, only four countries are still infected with polio.
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