Young Rotarians build 17th home

Members of Rotary’s youth Interact community service clubs at The Bishop’s School and La Jolla High, along with their parents and three members of Rotary Club of La Jolla, constructed a new home for an impoverished Tijuana family Oct. 27. The home replaced the family’s dirt-floor shelter.

Rotary volunteers assembled the wood frame home in seven hours, from the first nail to completion, which included paint and a matching dog house for the family pet.

About $3,900 in building materials was raised by Interact students, La Jollans and the Rotary Club of La Jolla. It was the 17th home constructed by the two Interact clubs during the past five years.

Interact clubs are high school student community service organizations sponsored and led by local Rotary clubs.

To contribute to the clubs’ home-building fund, contact Cal Mann at (858) 336-2557 or e-mail

--Staff Reports