The club, a student service organization sponsored by Tracy Rotary Club, has collected recyclables from campus trash bins while at the same time raising funds for community projects.
The recycling program was the brainchild of Jai Kannan, the club president.
“I wanted to make a program that could generate revenue as well as solve the existing recycling problem,” she said. “There were no bins around campus and (we) would just throw away our plastic bottles in the garbage can. I hated that, so we decided to make a change.”
Once members of the student service club became involved, it was a success, Kannan said.
In addition to the efforts of the Interact members, special-needs children are helping collect recyclables on the Kimball campus.
Revenue from the program helped the club sponsor community-
service projects, including a Christmas dinner for residents of McHenry House Family Shelter and the purchase of toys for children at the shelter.
A book drive also provided books to students in 12 schools in Tracy and Mountain House.
YLI to welcome members
The next regular meeting of the Young Ladies Institute of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church begins at 6 p.m. today, June 8.
Ida Geist, the chairwoman of the nominating committee, will announce the election of officers, and the group will initiate two new members. Refreshments will follow.
Officers will take their seats during the group’s July 13 meeting.
YLI fundraisers are in the works, including a Bunko party starting at
1 p.m. July 28, a Saturday. For $20 per person, participants will take part in dice games and raffles, accompanied by coffee, cold drinks and appetizers during an intermission.
For information: Debbie Grinstead, 601-6185; Eva Gonsalves, 835-3702; or Mary Lamadrid, 986-3752.