Sunrise, La Jolla Rotary clubs spend ‘Day at Work’

Sunrise group helps at academy

La Jolla Sunrise Rotary members spent their Rotary at Work Day on April 24 working at San Pasqual Academy, a residential school for foster teens.

They spent their day in the fields doing a variety of chores, from fertilizing fruit trees and plant beds to irrigating, weeding, seeding and laying down seed bed covers. Also, part of the group did repairs to an existing planting shed.

The crops from the academy’s fields not only go to the student cafeteria, but the students sell their crops to farmers markets and restaurants, which is a source of entrepreneurship, income, learning and pride, the Rotary club’s president said.

One group works on The Riford

The La Jolla Rotary Club returned to the Riford Center with 22 volunteers from the club and 10 La Jolla High Interact students on April 24 for the annual Rotarians Day at Work project for 2010.

La Jolla Rotary Club is working in conjunction with local builders and architects to renovate the center because of its long history of service to the community. The interior renovation project will be completed with services donated by Pancho Dewhurst of GDC and Michael Morton AIA of Marengo Morton Architects. Rotary and Interact members have handled painting duties.