Rotary Club of Tahoe - Incline

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We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
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111 Country Club Drive at Lakeshore Boulevard
Incline Village, NV  89451
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The winners of the local Rotary club speech contest are as follows:

First Place: Serena Faulkner, IHS 9th grader  $150

Second Place: Carolyn Eppolito, IHS 10th grader $100

Third place: Harmony Bates, IHS 12th grader  $50.

Emily Donahue and Matthew Cornell competed as well. 

All five contestants did an excellent job in describing “What ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ means, personally, and in my own words.” 

Serena Faulkner and Carolyn Eppolito will compete in the Rotary Area III (Incline Village, Truckee, and Tahoe City) contest on April 18 at Truckee High School at 5pm. The Area III Music contest is held at the same time and location. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

The Area 3 winner will seek the top spots at the 2017 District 5190 Conference held at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on May 20. Prizes at the district level are $1,000 for 1st place, $750 for 2nd place and $500 for 3rd place.

Winners below from left to right: Harmony Bates, Carolyn Eppolito, Serena Faulkner


The theme for the 2017 District 5190 Speech Contest is “What ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ means, personally, and in my own words.” Thalia Routsis has been working with the IHS English teachers to publicize and identify potential candidates. The local high school speech contest is Thursday March 23 at our meeting at 7am. Two winners will go on to compete in the Area Speech Contest April 13 at Truckee High School. First place prize is $150, 2nd is $100 and 3rd is $50.  The Area 3 winners will seek the top spots at the 2017 District 5190 Conference held at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on May 20. Prizes at the district level are $1,000 for 1st place, $750 for 2nd place and $500 for 3rd place.


The Rotary Club of Tahoe Incline has been awarded a $96,000 grant from The Rotary Foundation to construct a system to collect rainwater at St. Joseph Hospital in Kagondo, Tanzania. This area in the NW part of Tanzania receives very heavy rainfall during the two “rainy seasons”.  However, during the “dry seasons that follows the bore hole (well) often goes dry causing the hospital to use stream water for cleaning purposes.  Unfortunately stream water contains both human and animal pathogens that can expose the patients to high risk of infections.

The collection system will consist of 13 storage tanks with a capacity of 50,000 liters each connected to aluminum gutters and pipes from the corrugated metal roofs of the hospital. The total capacity of these tanks of 650,000 is calculated to be sufficient to meet the hospital needs even in the worst drought conditions.

 The storage tanks will introduce a new type of construction to the area utilizing “interlocking stabilized soil block technology”. The blocks are constructed by mixing subsoil with dry cement, then mixing it with water and compressing the block with a machine and air drying the blocks. No fossil fuels are used for this construction.                

The Rotary club of Tahoe Incline will serve as the international partner to the Rotary Club of Bukoba that will supervise the construction of the system. The major funding of the project will come from the Rotary Clubs of Tahoe Incline and San Luis Obispo and individual Rotarians. Our funds will be matched by The Rotary Foundation and Rotary Districts 5190 and 5240.  Construction is expected to be completed in six months.

Wend Schaefer, M. D.

Rotary Club of Tahoe Incline



Sixth grade and seventh grade students from Lake Tahoe School presented (from memory) humorous or inspirational speechs at our club meeting on March 31. 


Incline high schoolers competed in the 2016 Rotary speech contest at the club level.  Participating this year were (from left) Harmony Bates, Peter Larson (3rd place), Ann Schrage (1st place), Ryan Eppolito (2nd place), and Mitchell Cornell.  Schrage and Eppolito will compete at the area level on Tuesday, April 19. 2016 at 4:00 pm at North Tahoe High School, 2945 Polaris Road, Tahoe City, CA 96145.  The area music contest follows at 5 pm.



Susanna Truax Kintz is a partner with Reese Kintz Guinasso, LLC in Incline Village.  Susanna is licensed to practice law in Nevada, California and Illinois, and practices in the areas of business law, estate planning, trust administration, probate, and asset protection.

Susanna graduated from the University of Southern California with a dual degree in mathematics and economics. Susanna earned a JD degree from Chicago Kent College of Law with honors, where she was a member of the law review. Susanna worked for Vedder Price in Chicago, in the corporate and securities law practice area. Susanna earned an LLM in International Taxation from Thomas Jefferson School of Law with highest honors, focusing in the area of asset protection, international transactions and international estate planning.

Susanna moved to Nevada in 2010 to pursue her asset protection practice under the favorable tax, trust, and business laws of Nevada. Susanna enjoys the Lake Tahoe life style and is an avid skier, hiker, volleyball player, and mountain bike rider. Susanna is the mother of four grown children.


Please welcome new member, Linda Offerdahl.

Linda has been a full-time resident of Incline Village since 1988. She moved here with her husband, Richard, to start a family, and raised 3 children, now in their twenties. She has been involved with many nonprofits -- both as a philanthropist and as a volunteer. Linda also started and ran a charitable business, Dress The Part(y) for Charity for 8 years before selling it. Before moving to Incline, Linda was a teacher for 7 years, and then received her MBA degree  She has also worked in product management in the computer industry. She is a golfer and a cross country skier.

RIP Bob Wheeler

Robert G. Wheeler
February 6, 1943 -- September 4, 2015


The Rotary Club of Tahoe Incline has been awarded a global grant of $42,000 to fund the installation of modern digital x-ray equipment at the Kagondo St. Joseph Hospital in Northwest Tanzania. The digital x-ray system, which will replace the old chemically-dependent system, and will greatly advance the diagnostic capabilities at the St Joseph Hospital. X-ray images will be conveyed to a television screen in the hospital conference room for daily staff review.  High quality imaging is essential to maintain St. Joseph Hospital as the leading center in the area for treating orthopedic conditions and injuries from motor vehicles which are now of epidemic proportions in the developing nations of Africa.
The project is being funded jointly with four other Rotary Clubs: Solvang (California), Santa Inez Valley (California),  Sheboygan Early Bird (Wisconsin) and Anthem (Arizona).  Rotary District 5190 and The Rotary Foundation are other major contributors to this project.


Rotary Night at the Aces

August 24, 2015

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Rotary Night at the Aces
August 24, 2015
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Rotary Night at the Aces
August 24, 2015
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Rotary Night at the Aces
August 24, 2015
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Aug 29, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Parasol Building, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV.
This is the first of four GMT for 2015-2016.  The training will certify attendees for three years.  This is one of the requirements Club's must have to apply for a Grant.
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In April 2015, the Incline Middle School Jazz Band played for the Club.  During the meeting, the Club presented a check for $500 to CYMBAL.  Various Club members also donated more than $600 to help fund the Band's upcoming trip to the Bay Area.


The Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline once again supported the TERC Science Expo in March 2015.

Over 1,200 students participated in the Expo over the 5 days, learning about life science and health through activities exploring from organisms, ecosystems, food webs, inheritance, adaptation, health, nutrition, anatomy, physiology, and more!

Highlights were touching a real human brain, planting vegetable seeds, and petting rabbits of course.


Even Rotary spouses got in on the fun!


The Rotary Speech Contest in March 2015 featured the theme: What does "it is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness" mean to you? Pictured (from left): Club Youth Services Chair, Thalia Routsis; first place winner, Owen Price; third place winner, Ryan Eppolito; second place winner, Mitchell Cornell; and Club President, Dale Smith.  The contest was co-hosted by Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline and Rotary Club of Incline Village.  Price and Cornell advance to the area finals in April 2015.


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