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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."
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.
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.
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.
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.