During the month of May, 2018, Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe brought their program, A Fighting Chance, to our South Lake Tahoe elementary schools. This program was developed shortly after the kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard, and trains children in our elementary schools to avoid being abducted. The program starts in the 3rd grade with lessons about how to be safe, and progresses through 4th, 5th, and eventually 6th grade, where techniques are provided to avoid abduction and get away from possible abductors. Over the years, SISLT has brought this program to 22,000 kids, and in our latest set of trainings, SISLT trained 700 children at Bijou Elementary, Sierra House Elementary and Tahoe Valley Elementary. Many thanks to the teachers at these schools for allowing us to teach these kids! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to the recipients of 2018 Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe Rewards for Excellence Scholarship Program! Students from Lake Tahoe Community College, South Tahoe High School, and George Whittell High School were honored with scholarships totaling $21,000. The recipients have worked hard and are a true inspiration! ... See MoreSee Less
The community of South Lake Tahoe lost a beloved member when Jean Gurney passed away on April 24, 2018. Like Lake Tahoe, Jean made people feel relaxed, elevated, and happy. Jean was born on May 31, 1945 in Longview, Texas, to Viola and Frank Gurney.
Nationally recognized human trafficking consultant John Vanek will return to South Lake Tahoe for a May 18, 2018 presentation as a guest of the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and Live Violence Free.