Many years ago our club determined that the best support we can provide in our community and the world were elements to do with education. While we assist with “stop gap” programs to enhance the lives of women and youth, we invest much of our time and community money into the future of the very people we work with. The Summer Reading Program is a signature project of our club. All youth in grades K – 8 in the Lake Tahoe Basin receive a book for their personal library at home. It’s always exciting to hear from kids that they still have all of the books provided to them. We thank the businesses and community members for their participation at Elegant Evening as this is where the money to purchase books come from. In addition, we want to thank all of the private donations made in honor or our friend and respected teacher, John Nemes. Those donations will provide an extra book for all children in our Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms this year. You are missed John, and students are benefiting from your spirit.