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Service Clubs in the News

Rotarians ready to work

Volunteers from the Rotary Club of La Jolla gathered on Friday to get ready for Rotarians at Work Day on Saturday, when they will paint the interior of the Riford Center. Services are being donated by GDC Construction, represented by Scott Murfey and Pancho Dewhurst of GDC Construction, left, and Marengo Martin Architects, represented by Michael Morton. With them, at right, is Dan Keyes of CalPacific Mortgage Consultants, who is the Rotary club’s community service chairman.

Kiwanis donates to Father Joe

Glen Rasmussen of the La Jolla Kiwanis Foundation on April 17 talks to club members about the work Father Joe Carroll does to assist families at Father Joe’s Villages. The club presented Carroll with a check for $10,000 to assist those with very young children who have been displaced by the economic crisis. The special donation, from the Young Children Priority One Committee, is in keeping with the organization’s focus on helping nonprofits that support young children.

In other La Jolla service club news

Torrey Pines Rotary members are joining The Friends Of Balboa Park today in celebrating Arbor Day. They’ll help plant trees along Balboa Drive at the entrance to the park. They’ll be planting a mixed grove of 20 Engelman oaks, Island oaks and Western redbuds. Also volunteering will be students from Roosevelt Middle School and the garden club of San Diego High School.