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Truckee Tahoe Sunshine Letters

The Truckee Donner Historical Society would like to thank the Rotary Club of Truckee for the generous grant awarded for the Old Jail Museum and Joseph Research Library cataloging and archiving project. This grant will enable the Society to inventory the museum collection and many library resources, and ultimately to provide website access to images of items too fragile to handle or too numerous to display. Thank you, Rotary Club, for helping us to preserve and share our historical heritage.


Katie Holley

Research Librarian

Truckee Donner Historical Society

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation would like to thank Sugar Bowl, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Royal Gorge and Boreal for their support in the first half the Skiing for Schools program. On select dates the resorts contribute a portion of their revenues from the sale of special discounted tickets to the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation. With the support of the community and the participating ski resorts the first half of the programand#8217;s season raised more than $40,000 for the Foundation. Spring Skiing for Schools dates are scheduled at Sugar Bowl, Homewood, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Excellence in Education would also like to extend a special thanks to Porters Sports who serves as a ticket outlet for the benefit days. The Foundation hopes the community recognizes the generosity of these companies and their commitment to improving our community through enhanced education. Please visit for details on the spring ski dates!

and#8212; Laura Abbey Brown

We wish to thank the Truckee Friends of the Library for their generous donation to the Nevada County Adult Literacy Program, and#8220;Read Up!and#8221; here in Truckee. Due to the generosity of the Truckee Friends of the Library, the current 38 adult ESL/literacy students and also the new students entering the Truckee and#8220;Read Up!and#8221; Program will be assigned appropriate level student workbooks as they progress in English language acquisition and literacy in speaking, reading and writing.

Also, new tutors entering the Program will receive tutor training materials paid for by the Truckee Friends of the Library. The Truckee Friends of the Libraryand#8217;s investment in literacy over the years has been an integral part of this adult literacy programand#8217;s success.


Rolann Aronson, Literacy Specialist

Nevada County (Truckee) Library Literacy Service

The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus of Sierra College pulled off another great holiday performance at the Resort at Squaw Creek, despite the challenges of canceled rehearsals and huge snow storms.

Thank you to our audience for braving the elements. Your presence makes the months of rehearsals worth the effort. and#8220;The Chorus has made quite an impression in the past. We appreciate our base of supporters in the Truckee-Tahoe community,and#8221; commented Trudy Vella, soprano soloist.

Thank you to the Resort at Squaw Creek for accommodating our audience and members with last minute room discounts. Thank you for extending the 20 percent discount at Six Peaks Grille to ticket holders for the rest of the holiday season as well as providing us with the best location for a memorable concert. Special thanks to Pete Bansen for the sound production and recording. Kaydin Carlsen, our photographer who captured the concert in still and video. The Pharmacy, Cabonaand#8217;s and Donnaand#8217;s Stitchery, local merchants who dressed the soloists and conductors in beautiful gowns, jewelry and tuxedos. In addition, weand#8217;d like to thank many other businesses who helped make it all happen. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival for handling our online ticket sales. Tip Inc, Printing and Graphics for the beautiful programs. Schaller Family of Real Estate for providing the van to get our equipment to and from the venue. Tahoe TV for putting our event on live TV. Sierra Sun Newspaper for giving us many opportunities to post press releases and ads to get out to the public. Moonshine Ink, Chamber of Commerce and many online websites who put us out there to be seen, every which way.

Finally, thanks to Sierra College Tahoe Truckee for providing us with funding and beautiful rehearsal space.

The Chorus is looking for members of the community and businesses who would like to join our list of sponsors and donors. Contact Tom Acord at or 550-1091.

Mark your calendars now for our Spring Concerts, May 1 and 2, 2010 . Want to sing with us? The first rehearsal is Monday Jan. 25, 6:15 p.m. at the Sierra College. For more information

and#8212; Trudy Vella

I want to thank JMA Associates, Homewood Mountain Resort and Wes Chapman and their generous community spirit for again hosting the large group of international exchange students with Rotary at their resort.

The skiing, lunch, rentals and lessons you provide gratis ensure that these kids go back to their families and countries spreading the word about our wonderful community and all it has to offer.

and#8212; Guy Perman

Rotary Club of Tahoe City

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