• 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.: Frank Beiser
Treasurer: Mike France
Ass't Tres.: Jerry Shafer
Past Pres: Craig Bratlien

Borad of Directors


Wil Johnson Chuck Norris
Hamish Redford


Frank Beiser Susan Callahan
Jim Ellis Jeff Laumer



Paula Strong and Walt Richards

"Trails and Rails"
Trails and Rails

Walt and Paula have enjoyed performing together for over twenty-five years in various formats. Walt and Paula won the Duo Harmony competition at the Western Music Association annual gathering in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The KOD is Nicole Rawson.

The President's Corner

Club President 2014-2015
Rebecca Morales PhD

Three reminders

Help us celebrate 100 years of Kiwanis International and our 90th birthday. Please send me your ideas.

The much-anticipated Kiwanis Cookbook will be available for sale this Friday.

Division 21 will have its District Council Meeting (DCM) on Thursday November 20th at 5pm at Rady Children’s Hospital in the Kiwanis room. Our club will be hosting. Division 21’s beach clean up takes place on Saturday November 29th at the La Jolla Shores Beach from 9-12. Meet in the La Jolla Shores parking lot.

For years, our club’s holiday party has coincided with the Father Joe’s children’s party leaving us unable to attend -- but not this year. Mark your calendar for Thursday December 4th. Details to follow. We are having a float in the La Jolla Christmas Parade taking place Sunday December 7th. See Trenton Bonner to help decorate and participate. Our Holiday Party is Friday December 12th. The gift you bring will go to a “gift store” for Father Joe’s kids. The annual Kiwanis Holiday of Miracles Radioathon at Rady Children’s Hospital takes place Dec. 10-11 at Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center. Sign up!!!

Weekly Recap


Last Friday meeting, Shamiyah started the opening song Daisy, Daisy. Pledge by Don Hodges. Invocation Moon Mullen and Ann Ellis got a nice gift from John Drummond. Invitation for the Kiwanis club Christmas party, Friday December 12 have been mailed out to everyone. Pay at the door is the same as regular Friday meeting. Please bring a gift for a Youth. Reservations required... Trenton Bonner is a Program Chairman for November and he has another good musical program for next Friday meeting. Our KOD, Stan & Phyllis Minick introduced our Speaker Dr. Steven Sparks. He given us a very interesting condition about the life of West Africa and he recently returned from working as a Cardiovascular Surgeon. Dr. Sparks tell us the current and very sad report about the situation there. The tasks is monumental and all the health workers can do is try to prevent the expansion of the disease and viruses.

A new Item of Interest

Mark your calendars for Sunday November 23rd at 3pm. Prince Chapel AME church on Cuvier St. (where our Rev. Chuck Norris presides) will have spirited (!) Gospel Music to welcome their Bishop, the Right Reverence T. Larry Kirkland.

Future Programs

Novemober Program Chair: Trenton Bonner

November 21, 2014
"LIGHT" Musical Entertainment
LIGHT by Bolles Arts International

November 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!


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