In the month of November, the Area 11 clubs came together for their first area event! The Interactors went to Dublin Iceland to play broomball, a game that is similar to ice hockey but is unique in that players wear sneakers instead of ice skates. The attendees enjoyed getting to know one another and had a blast at the event!
California High School
Cal High Interact continues to support fantastic projects in the month of November. Volunteers facilitated the Miss Contra Costa beauty pageant which offers scholarships for higher education! Club members could also be seen at work at the End Polio Now 5k Run, learning at District 5160 Conference, or acting as victims to help the San Ramon Valley CERT program training. The club is keeping a warm heart during this colder weather, too! A member’s initiative has led to a blanket drive that will continue through December. Donations will be sent to the homeless in San José, bringing everyone some comfort this season. Finally, the San Ramon Rotary Christmas Tree Lot is in high gear! Interactors will be ambassadors for selling trees and wreaths in addition to making ornaments with children who visit. This event is definitely not one to miss, so make a stop and spread the cheer by saying a hello to Cal High Interact!
Dougherty Valley High School
This month, we focused on spreading holiday cheer to our local communities! We continued our Cards for Soldiers drive and also held a workshop where members could drop by and create simple and sweet cards for our service members! We are also partnering with our school’s PTSA to hold a toy drive for our sister school in need in Oakland. Our commitment to serving the community during the holiday season doesn’t end here! We have a load of holiday service events and fundraisers coming up in December, so look out for next month’s area update!
Monte Vista High School
This month, Monte Vista Interact had a successful meeting where members participated in a card making activity. We made holiday cards for servicemen and servicewomen and delivered them to Blue Star Moms. We were fortunate enough to have a Blue Star Mom attend our meeting and speak about the program. In addition to the holiday cards, we are collecting warm coats. The project will continue into early January. We also are participating in adopt and angel where each member buys gifts for their toddler. We assigned angels to each of our members and have begun collecting gifts.
San Ramon Valley High School
In the month of November SRVHS Interact was busy with their annual food drive for the Contra Costa and Solano County Food Bank. SRVHS Interact also hosted their first ever joint meeting with Danville Rotary.
San Ramon Valley Community
This month we are still collecting toys, and are going to start packing them on the 10th! We had 2 fundraisers: A 2 day T4 fundraiser and a Menchies Yogurt Fundraiser! Our goal is 360 toys, and we are definitely looking forward to spreading the holiday spirit at the Stanford Children’s Hospital on December 22! We also conducted our Senior Breakfast at the beginning of the month, where we served breakfast to the seniors and also helped them with their technology. It was a success!