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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."
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.
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.