Truckee Rotarians join forces to clean up Truckee High |

Truckee Rotarians join forces to clean up Truckee High

A crew of local Rotarians fixed up Truckee High School's fields and grounds on Saturday, April 25.

Members of Truckee’s Sunrise and Noon Rotary clubs cleaned up Tahoe Truckee High School’s fields and grounds as part of Rotarians at Work Day.

Local Rotarians performed maintenance on the facilities at Truckee High School and the former Sierra Mountain Middle School campuses. Club members spent the day repairing soccer and practice fields, prepping the track oval and working on bleachers.

“Truckee High School is important to this community, and we are pleased to be a part of making this project happen,” said Jeff Sparksworthy, president of the Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club. “‘Service Above Self’ is the motto Rotarians have lived by for more than a century, and those words still describe what we stand for.”

Club members also graded, filled and cleaned up the Tahoe Truckee High athletic field.

“The Rotary Club of Truckee is proud to continue its long standing commitment to the youth of our community with these projects,” said Brian Marsh, president of the Noon Rotary Club of Truckee. “Rotarians at Work Day is an annual event for our club, and we look forward to a variety of projects throughout the community in the future.”

Established in 2006, Rotarians at Work Day is the last Saturday in April each year. Clubs around the world identify hands-on projects to help their local communities thrive. It is estimated that more than 70,000 Rotarians in 26 districts worldwide worked on this day.

“This effort couldn’t have come about without the support of members in our community,” Sparksworthy said. “We want to thank Mountain Hardware, Hall’s Excavating, Brent Ferrera at BC Builders, EventMasters, Truckee Donner Land Trust, Truckee Rents, and Ricci Fisher and John Britto at Tahoe Truckee High School for helping make this event happen.”

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

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

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