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SPEECH CONTEST WINNERS

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

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SPEECH CONTEST WINNERS Linda Offerdahl 2017-03-27 07:00:00Z
SPEECH CONTEST ON MARCH 23

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.

 
SPEECH CONTEST ON MARCH 23 2017-03-09 08:00:00Z
CLEAN WATER FOR ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL

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

 
CLEAN WATER FOR ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL Wend Schaefer 2017-02-11 08:00:00Z
Lake Tahoe School Program

LTS STUDENTS ENTERTAIN AND INSPIRE

Sixth grade and seventh grade students from Lake Tahoe School presented (from memory) humorous or inspirational speechs at our club meeting on March 31. 
Lake Tahoe School Program 2016-04-07 00:00:00Z
2016 Speech Contest

2016 SPEECH CONTEST

 
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.
       
2016 Speech Contest Rob Vinson 2016-04-07 00:00:00Z
February Fireside

APRES SKI WINTER FIRESIDE

Wear your best après ski wear to celebrate our wonderful winter and

enjoy a fondue party with good friends.  Remember it is BYOB.

 

Date: 02/18/2016 (Thu.)
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm PST
Location: Third Creek Clubhouse, 929 Northwood Boulevard, Incline Village NV
BYOB: Important!
Dark: No club meeting that morning
 
February Fireside 2016-02-12 00:00:00Z
Battleborn Beerfest Photos

2015 BATTLEBORN BEERFEST PHOTOS

Battleborn Beerfest Photos 2015-11-20 00:00:00Z
Tree Lot Sign Up

SIGN UP FOR SHIFTS AT THE TREE LOT

Please sign up to work several shifts at the tree lot.  All club members are needed for this major fundraiser.  Thanks. 
 
Tree Lot Sign Up 2015-11-20 00:00:00Z
2015 Holiday Party

FOR CLUB MEMBERS AND GUESTS

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2015 Holiday Party Rob Vinson 2015-10-27 00:00:00Z
October 15 Speaker: Jeff Marsolais

OCTOBER 15 SPEAKER: JEFF MARSOLAIS

Jeff Marsolais was selected as the new Forest Supervisor for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) in 2015, and is responsible for managing approximately 154,000 acres of National Forest Land in the Lake Tahoe Basin.  Previously, Jeff served as the LTBMU Deputy Forest Supervisor for three years, managing numerous complex projects and initiatives.  In 2014, he served as special assistant to the regional forester, providing strategic guidance and direction on hiring efforts for the Pacific Southwest Region.

Jeff began his career with the Forest Service in the mid-1990s and served on seven different National Forests in the Pacific Southwest and Intermountain regions before arriving in the Lake Tahoe Basin.  He performed duties ranging from firefighter to recreation manager and held a variety of positions at both district and forest levels.  During previous assignments and as Deputy Forest Supervisor, Jeff worked closely with other agencies and local stakeholders, built motivated teams and managed collaborative efforts to capitalize on group diversity.  An avid angler and outdoor enthusiast, Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources and Recreation Planning and a master’s degree in Natural Resources from Humboldt State University.   

October 15 Speaker: Jeff Marsolais Rob Vinson 2015-10-06 00:00:00Z
Nevada Day Happy Hour

NEVADA DAY HAPPY HOUR

 
Invite your friends.  The more, the merrier.
Nevada Day Happy Hour Rob Vinson 2015-10-02 00:00:00Z
New Member Susanna Kintz

NEW MEMBER PROFILE: SUSANNA KINTZ

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.

New Member Susanna Kintz 2015-09-24 00:00:00Z
New Member Linda Offerdahl

NEW MEMBER PROFILE: LINDA OFFERDAHL

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.

New Member Linda Offerdahl 2015-09-18 00:00:00Z
Bob Wheeler

RIP Bob Wheeler

 
Robert G. Wheeler
February 6, 1943 -- September 4, 2015
Bob Wheeler 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z
2015 Digital XRay Grant

WEND SCHAEFER ANNOUNCES DIGITAL X-RAY GLOBAL GRANT APPROVAL

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.
 
2015 Digital XRay Grant Rob Vinson 2015-09-10 00:00:00Z
Rotary Night at the Aces

ROTARY NIGHT AT THE ACES

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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Rotary Night at the Aces Rob Vinson 2015-09-10 00:00:00Z
Grants Management Training

DISTRICT GRANTS MANAGEMENT TRAINING

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.
 
Sign up on the District web site at http://www.rotarydistrict5190.org/
Grants Management Training Rob Vinson 2015-07-09 00:00:00Z
IMS Jazz Band
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CLUB SUPPORTS CYMBAL AND IMS JAZZ BAND

 
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.
IMS Jazz Band Rob Vinson 2015-05-06 00:00:00Z
2015 TERC SCIENCE EXPO

2105 TERC SCIENCE EXPO

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!

2015 TERC SCIENCE EXPO Rob Vinson 2015-04-05 00:00:00Z
2015 DISTRICT CONFERENCE

2015 DISTRICT 5190 CONFERENCE -- SAVE THE DATE

Welcome aboard the 2015 Rotary Express to Success!  Join us for a memorable weekend enjoying beautiful South Lake Tahoe.  We'll be meeting at Harrah's South Lake Tahoe where we've secured incredible rates for the weekend--it will be easy to come early and stay late.  On Thursday, May 14 you can enjoy the traditional golf tournament, or sign up for the brand new tennis tournament or bicycle rides. Start off Friday morning with a continental breakfast cruise aboard the charming Safari Rose  (sign up early, as spaces are limited).  A big highlight of this year's Conference will be a Saturday morning 3km Walk to End Polio, starting and ending at our hotel.  This will be a great chance to show South Lake Tahoe what Rotary is all about.  Plus we'll have the usual inspiring plenary sessions, student music and speech contests, and all the other events that you've loved in the past.

Attire will be "resort casual" for the entire event--no suits, no ties, no fancy dress events.  Pack for the outdoors and for having fun!

 
2015 DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2015-04-05 00:00:00Z
2015 ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST

2015 ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST

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.
2015 ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST Rob Vinson 2015-04-05 00:00:00Z
2015 RAFFLE

2015 RAFFLE FOR ANDAZ NAPA HOTEL STAY

Members of the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline are selling raffle tickets. Only 500 tickets will be sold.  The drawing will occur on May 7, 2015.  Winner will receive a 2-night stay at the acclaimed and unique Hyall Andaz Napa Hotel in Napa, California and $300 cash. 
2015 RAFFLE Rob Vinson 2015-04-05 00:00:00Z
2015 COMMUNITY CLEAN UP

2015 COMMUNITY CLEANUP DAY -- SAVE THE DATE

 
The Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline with IVGID Waste Not and Waste Management is sponsoring the 2015 Community Cleanup Day on May 9 from 8 am to 12 noon.  All Club members are expected to participate.  Meet at Aspen Grove in Incline Village at 8 am to check in, pick up supplies, and receive street assignments.  Wear sturdy shoes, work clothers, long-sleeved shirt, hat, work gloves and sunscreen.  Please encourage your chuch congregation, work coleagues, sports teams and other groups to participate.  For more information call 775-832-1284 or email wastenot@ivgid.org
2015 COMMUNITY CLEAN UP Rob Vinson 2015-04-05 00:00:00Z
We're This Close - End Polio Now

WE'RE THIS CLOSE TO A POLIO-FREE WORLD

 
Club members show we are "this close" to eradicating polio worldwide.
 
We're This Close - End Polio Now 2014-03-10 00:00:00Z
Booker T. Jones

BOOKER T. JONES

Booker T. Jones recently spoke at the breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline regarding his development as a musician.  Jones was front man for Booker T. and the M.G.’s, who had hits like “Green Onions” and “Hang ‘Em High” among others.  Since then, Jones has continued writing, playing, producing, recording and touring.  In June, 2013, he released his 10th album, “Sound The Alarm.”
 
Jones was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2007.  He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.  He and his wife recently moved to Incline Village.
Booker T. Jones 2014-03-10 00:00:00Z
Disabled Sports USA Breakfast

DISABLED SPORTS USA BREAKFAST

Please join the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline for our breakfast meeting at 7 am on Thursday, April 3, 2014 to support the annual Military Winter Sports Camp for disabled veterans organized by Disabled Sports USA – Far West Chapter.  The disabled service men and women and their spouses who are participating in the Camp will be our guests in a meeting room at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, before they head out for their adaptive ski and snowboard instruction.  Breakfast for the veterans and spouses is provided by the Rotary Club.  The cost for all others is $20 for a full breakfast buffet including coffee and juice.
Disabled Sports USA Breakfast 2014-03-10 00:00:00Z
Philippines Update After 2013 Typhoon

PHILIPPINES TYPHOON UPDATE

Club member, Maureen McCarthy, visited the Philippines to check on the Club's international project involving mangrove reforestation.  Her visit coincided with landfall of Typhoon Haiyan, called "Yolanda" in the Philippines, which was one of the strongest storms on record.  Maureen reported by email on November 9, 2013: "I'm OK and headed home today, but our village was hit hard.  Waiting for damage assessments for our colleagues in RCBN."
Philippines Update After 2013 Typhoon Rob Vinson 2013-11-09 00:00:00Z
Rotary Eighth Grade Leadership Program

ROTARY EIGHTH GRADE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

IMS students, Benjamin Koch, Alexis Krolick, Marc Ramos, Taylor Auger, and Andrea Bello Torres, work with Rotarians, Cory Swank and Thalia Routsis, at the recent Rotary Eighth Grade Leadership Program for Northern Nevada.
Rotary Eighth Grade Leadership Program Rob Vinson 2013-10-24 00:00:00Z
2013 Veterans Day Program

VETERAN'S DAY PROGRAM

In recognition of Veterans Day, the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline will host a special program open to the public at 7 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, at the Hyatt Regency, 111 County Club Drive, Incline Village.
 
Brigadier General Joseph Shaefer (USAF, Retired) will present a talk entitled: “The First and Second Gulf Wars: What We Had Here Was a Failure to Communicate."  Shaefer will explore the lessons learned during those two earlier conflicts, and how those lessons were applied (or not applied) during the more recent deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
2013 Veterans Day Program Rob Vinson 2013-10-13 00:00:00Z
Rotarians At Work Day 2013
Rotarians At Work Day 2013 Rob Vinson 2013-10-12 00:00:00Z
DG Vicki Puliz Visits Club

DG VICKI PULIZ VISITS CLUB

 
 Vicki Puliz, District Governor of Rotary District 5190, recently spoke at the weekly breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe on "The 'Why' of Being a Rotarian."
 
In addition, Puliz presented 2 awards to members of the club in recognition of their services. The "Quiet Rotarian Award" was presented to Francesca Bero.  The "Energizer Award" was presented to Rob Vinson.
DG Vicki Puliz Visits Club Rob Vinson 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club Hosts Foreign Exchange Student

FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT: JULIE CASTELAIN

The Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline welcomed foreign exchange student, Julie (pronounced “Zhoo-LEE”) Castelain, to Incline Village for the 2013-2014 school year.  Castelain is from Saint-Nazaire, France.
 
Castelain is 17 years old, and is a junior at Incline High School.  She is studying U.S. History, English, Algebra, Foods, Spanish and Earth Science.  Castelain learned English at school in France.
Rotary Club Hosts Foreign Exchange Student Rob Vinson 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z
Polio Fundraiser at Aces Ballpark

POLIO FUNDRAISER AT ACES BALLPARK

Members of the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline recently raised $350 for the global fight against polio by sponsoring a Rotary Night at the Ballpark for club members.  Each of the 35 attendees contributed $10 help support Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate this disease.
 
Since 1979, Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2 billion children against polio in 122 countries.  Rotary International, along with its partners, has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since its first project to vaccinate children in 1979.
Polio Fundraiser at Aces Ballpark Rob Vinson 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club 2012 - 2013 Contributions

ROTARY CLUB 2012 - 2013 CONTRIBUTIONS

During its last fiscal year (2012-2013), the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline contributed approximately $20,000 to charities and other organizations in the Incline Village area and for programs for local youths.
Rotary Club 2012 - 2013 Contributions Rob Vinson 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z
Wend Schaefer's Humanitarian Mission in Africa
Wend Schaefer's Humanitarian Mission in Africa Rob Vinson 2013-07-04 00:00:00Z
2013-2014 Club Officers and Committee Chairs
2013-2014 Club Officers and Committee Chairs Rob Vinson 2013-07-01 00:00:00Z