• Welcome Neighbors!

    Kiwanis International is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs-nearly 600,000 members strong-annually raise more than US$100 million and dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children. Members of every age attend regular meetings, experience fellowship, raise funds for various causes and participate in service projects that help their communities.

    "Serving the Children of the World"

  • Commitment through service

    Nurturing the Future

    They are the future. We take every care possible to enhance and enable their growth as persons and as citizens.

    "Serving the Children of the World"

  • Sweat for a good cause

    Just two hills!

    Every year on the last Sunday in April, we produce a world class half marathon race. It started out as a club event by members who were running in a half marathon sponsored by the La Jolla Town Council some four decades ago. Under the tender loving care of our club, this small local event grew into what it is today: A runner's festival for over 7000 participants every yer! Please visit the Half Marathon site to find out more

  • Giving back to the Community

    Pancakes Anyone?

    Every 3rd Saturday in July for the past 12 years, our club invites our neighbors to join us at breakfast. Childred 10 and under are free! For detail of our last event, please see the write up in the La Jolla Light

  • Celebrating our History

    Who's up for a Parade?

    If there are children, and fun for children, we are there! Community service should be fun and games! For more information on the 2014 La Jolla Christmas Parade

2014-2015 OFFICERS


President: Dr. John Button, Canada


Governor: Alan Guire, Lindsay, CA
Exec. Dir.: Lori Butler


Lt. Governor: Cloti Simpelo, Torrey Pines


President: Rebecca Morales
Pres. Elect: Henry Chiu
Vice Pres. Bart Calame
Secretary: Jennifer Prager
Ass't Sec.: Wil Johnson
Treasurer: Mike France
Ass't Tres.: Jerry Shafer
Past Pres: Craig Bratlien

Board of Directors


Wil Johnson Chuck Norris
Hamish Redford


Frank Beiser Susan Callahan
Nicole Rawson Yesmin Saide


August Program Chair:  Rev. Chuck Norris




Rear Admiral Frank L. Ponds

United States Navy


What is new in the Navy?


Come for a community update of the US Navy


The President's Corner

Club President 2014-2015
Rebecca Morales PhD

NO PRINTED NEWSLETTER – DW Printworks has had a catastrophic equipment failure so there was no printed newsletter last week. If this problem is not resolved soon, we may have to go to a different printer, which may take time. We will keep you posted.


KIWANIS EDITION OF LA JOLLA LIGHT – The Kiwanis edition of the La Jolla Light that we use to inform the community about our club is coming September 10th. We still need for you, your business, your friends and their businesses to express support by taking out ads. The following are the discounted rates: 1/8th page $250; 1/4th page $375; ½ page $700; full page $1200. Please contact Kathy Vaca at the La Jolla Light 858-875-5946 or Henry Chiu 858-922-9344 about placing an ad.


CLUB INSTALLATION DINNER – We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our installation dinner on Friday September 18th at All Hallows Church. This is a special evening as we acknowledge and thank our current Officers and Directors and install those for 2015-2016. Social hour: 6-7 pm; dinner at 7 pm. Cost is $20 per person – no punch cards or pre-paid will be accepted. Please RSVP by Wednesday September 9th to Craig Bratlien at craigbratlien@gmail.com or call 858-945-2280. You can prepay with Craig at our Friday lunches or pay at the door.


INSTALLATION OF 2015-2016 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR – The dinner to install the in-coming 2015-2016 Lieutenant Governor, Mike Servais, will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Phil’s BBQ located at 3750 Sports Arena Blvd. Festivities begin at 4:30 pm, dinner at 5pm. Dinner is $33 per person, with a cash bar available.  Please RSVP to Lyric McCarthy at lyric.mccarthy@gmail.com by September 14th.


The LA JOLLA SYMPHONY AND CHORUS Young People’s Concert is October 30th in Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD. Because our club has supported this event, we are all invited to attend for free but you must register at www.EventBrite.com or let Wendy Matalon know at wendymatalon@gmail.com

Kiwanis Happy Hour 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month

Is on Summer hiatus. Stay tuned for further updates.

Future Programs


September Program Chair:  Bart Calame



Our Sponsors

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