This Gala and Auction is hosted by five Trinity County organizations. This collaborative efforts exemplifies the community strength that shines in our County.
The Weaverville Rotary Club is a local service organization that is part of Rotary International. The purpose of Rotary is to bring together business and community leaders in order to provide community and humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all professions and vocations, and advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a secular organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference, and its primary motto is “Service Above Self.”
Rotary International is the largest youth exchange program in the world. It has also partnered with the World Health Organization to eradicate polio, and is very close to that international goal. The Weaverville Rotary Club supports these unique and very successful global endeavors, but it primarily works on projects and programs that more directly benefit our local community.
Our Club has traditionally focused on supporting local youth programs, such as sponsoring youth leadership development at Camp Royal and providing summer camp opportunities for at-risk children at Camp Trinity, each at Bar 717 Ranch. It also funds and awards, through the Weaverville Rotary Scholarship Foundation, numerous annual Trinity High School vocational and academic scholarships. Weaverville Rotary strongly supports senior citizen programs and projects such as the recent Rotary funded remodel of the Trinity Hospital Skilled Nursing facility as well.
Weaverville Rotary meets every Thursday at noon, at the Trinity Alps Golf Course Restaurant for lunch. We then share information of community interest, discuss the status of sponsored community projects and programs, and enjoy membership comradery. For more information call 623-2200.
Soroptimist International of Trinity County was chartered in 1975, with the late Sharron Heryford as one of our founding members. Our local Club is part of an international service organization working to improve the lives of women and children, in our community and throughout the world, by supporting programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
Locally our Club participates in the signature Soroptimist scholarship – the Live Your Dream Award. This award assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.
In 2015 SITC transferred $4,578, which had been donated in memory of past SITC member Marla Schardin Peckinpah, to establish a scholarship administered by the Trinity Scholarship Foundation. The funds were the result of contributions from Marla’s family, co-workers, friends, and fund raising efforts of Soroptimist International of Trinity County. SITC plans to donate funds raised by the Gala to this Scholarship and the Scholarship in the name of Sharron Heryford.
SITC supports events in Trinity County such as the Children’s Festival, Girl Scouts, and for several years has provided holiday gift baskets for seniors.
To contact SITC, email us at TrinityCountySoroptimist@gmail.com or write us at POB 1656, Weaverville, CA 96093
The Weaverville Lions were chartered in 1959, fifty eight years ago. The club certainly models the Lion’s motto “We Serve”, and will, well into the future. They have been responsible for a large number of well known projects, and programs, in, and around the community.
They sponsor local Little League, and soccer teams, just to name a few of the youth activities supported. The Lions have provided Christmas Baskets to those in need for at least 30 years, and additionally have supported Thanksgiving Dinner efforts. We have cut, split, and delivered hundreds of firewood loads to those folks, and families in need, and have often paid utility bills for those in need with children.
As Lions are known as “Knights of the Blind”, we have provided free prescription glasses to those in need with a special emphasis on children. Our club also eye screened over 400 school children already this year, and provided glasses when necessary.
One of our foundation programs has been the Weaverville Lions Scholarship Program. We currently offer three $1,500 scholarships to deserving Trinity High School students, having done so for many years. We have had great success with the Lions Speaker Contest Program, and many of our students have excelled in that program.
Our largest fundraiser activity has been the Weaverville 4th of July Celebration. This program was well instituitionalized many years ago, and draws as many as 10,000 people to Weaverville for the myriad of festivities. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Lions, an international club founded in 1917 by business man, Melvin Jones. Our club is doing a Lions Legacy Project, a major revamping of the Cookshack in Lowden Park to celebrate the 100th year of Lions everywhere. We serve.
The Trinity Lake Revitalization Alliance, Inc. (TLRA) was founded in April 2010 as a 501(c)(3) corporation to address the North Trinity Lake community’s concerns about the management of Trinity Reservoir, declining local economy, and the loss of area restaurants, grocery stores, and overnight lodging due to the ending of US Forest Service logging and mining.
The North Lake community includes the villages of Trinity Center, Coffee Creek, East Fork, Covington Mill, Minersville, Lake Forest, and Long Canyon. These villages are spread along a 32-mile section of State Highway 3 in northeastern Trinity County. Highway 3 is a Scenic and Heritage Byway.
North Lake is home to 729 citizens and contains 1,258 private non-timber parcels. The full-time population of our area is currently about 300 people. The summertime population increases dramatically to 800-1,100 people. The North Lake encompasses 100,200 acres of mountainous forestland and includes Trinity Lake with a 145-mile shoreline, the Trinity Alps Wilderness area, and the Trinity National Recreation Area. The Federal government owns 73% of North Lake land with 12% more is in private timber acreage.
TLRA’s primary mission is to advocate for the equitable use of Trinity Lake water for lake recreation; the extension or replacement of lake boat ramps for low water access; and the promotion of our local natural resources as recreation opportunities. TLRA also encourages, advocates for, and supports business development in the North Lake area by attracting visitors to the North Lake and improving the area’s quality of life so that some of these visitors might become full-time residents.
Trinity Lake Lions Club was chartered in 1975, installing 25 members. Since that time there have been many changes in our club and our community, but one thing remains the same. That is the Lions commitment to help where help is needed to our community and around the world.
We raise monies by fundraising and accepting donations. Some of our local service projects are providing a $3000.00 annual college scholarship to a high school student from our area, donation to sober Grad Night, our annual Fishing Derby for the kids, Highway clean-up, Financial assistance to our local schools, Easter Egg Hunt, annual Holiday Dinner for our seniors, Fire wood Assistance for seniors, Vision screening, Financial Assistance for the Volunteer Fire Depts. and our Community Center the (IOOF Hall).
A few of our district projects are An Insightful Day, Student Speaker Contest, Lions Canine Companion for Independence, Lions Eye Foundation, Camp McCumbers Diabetic Camp for kids, Guide Dogs for the Blind and annual donations for emergency situations that happen in our district.
When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve in 205 countries, in hospitals and senior centers, in regions battered by natural disaster, in schools and in eyeglass recycling centers. Lions are at work, helping, leading, planning and supporting. Because we’re local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities where we live. Because we’re global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders.
Check out our Facebook page, Trinity Lake Lions Club, PO Box 95, Trinity Center, CA 96091, Or feel free to call Pete at 530-598-2877