• 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

Borad of Directors


Wil Johnson Chuck Norris
Hamish Redford


Frank Beiser Susan Callahan
Nicol Rawson Jeff Laumer


SPEAKERS FOR February 27, 2015


The Honorable Judge Larry A. Burns


Understanding the Court System


The Honorable Judge Larry A. Burns will present an overview of the Federal District Court system, State Superior Court system, and the overall administration of judicial matters. He is closing his court to address us so please give him a good Kiwanis showing. The KOD is Yesmin Saide.



The President's Corner

Club President 2014-2015
Rebecca Morales PhD

Last reminder – the New Member Orientation Tuesday will take place February 24th from 5 to 6:30 pm at the Alta La Jolla Clubhouse. Anyone who has not attended an orientation or would like a refresher is urged to attend. Even those who have not yet joined but are interested in knowing more are invited. Please see or email Wil Johnson to RSVP wil@wiljohnson.com. RSVPs are necessary in order to ensure that we have enough material for all.


We will be voting on our By-Laws on March 6th. They have been sent to you electronically, are available on the web and we have hard copies at the meeting for those who don’t receive email. Please look them over before we vote. Let us know beforehand if you see any thing that should be changed.


Our club will have its inaugural meeting of the Young Professionals on Thursday March 13th from 5-6:30 pm at Herringbone. This group of young (and young at heart) Kiwanians and community members are invited to meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to connect, discuss upcoming events, and identify service opportunities.


Please be aware that our joint meeting with Rotary is March 13th. NOTE: It will be at La Valencia.


Also, March 27th is Bring a Pal Day. Please plan to bring a friend who may be interested in joining. 





Future Programs

February Program Chair: Larry Hogan
February 6, 2015

KOD:  Bob Steck

    Program :  Overview & Summary of Long Term Care Insurance

    Speaker:  Doug Hayden,  Regional Vice President with Genworth Financial

    Organization:  Genworth Financial

    Website:    www.genworth.com


Long term care is an increasingly important aspect in comprehensive financial planning given our aging population. Healthcare costs are projected to significantly increase in future years, and long term care insurance is an effective way to address these costs.  Mr. Hayden has 16 years in this field  and has an excellent command of the critical issues impacting this area. It is and will remain a significant component of overall financial planning.

February 13, 2015

   Program:   Circle K  Takeover

   Speaker:   Jonathon Woo/ Circle K Family Chair ,..

   Organization:  UCSD  Circle K 


February 20, 2015

KOD:  Wendy Matalon

   Program:  La Jolla Symphony & Chorus  60th Anniversary & Young Peoples Concert                   

   Speaker: Diane Salisbury  Executive Director

   Organization: La Jolla  Symphony & Chorus

   Website: www.lajollasymphony.com


“La Jolla Symphony & Chorus is one of the country’s most imaginative community orchestras..”- per L.A. Times- Mark Swed. Founded in 1954 in the village of La Jolla by Bulgarian conductor Peter Nicholoff, the orchestra , along with its chorus, was invited in 1967 to become an affiliate of the UCSD Music Department. Today, LJS&C continues to be affiliated with UCSD Music Department under its current Music Director Steven Schick and Chorus Director David Chase.  Over 200 community orchestra & chorus members perform a subscription series of six concert pairs  in Mandeville Auditorium of groundbreaking, traditional and contemporary  classic music. 

February 27, 2015
KOD :  Yesmin Saide

   Program: Overview of Federal District Court system, State Superior Court system, and the overall administration of judicial matters. 

   Speaker: The Honorable Larry A. Burns , United States District Judge Southern District of California

   Organization:  Federal District Court -  Southern District of California


The Honorable Judge Larry A. Burns will provide an excellent overview  of the  Federal   District Court  system, its role in the administration of judicial matters, and will illustrate the key differences between the Federal District and State Superior Court systems. The Judge  will also discuss judicial efficiency, highlighting  specific methods he has implemented of handling trials which make the process more efficient  and convenient for jurors. Judge Burns has served as  United States District Judge since his appointment by President Bush in 2003. He presides  over a diversified criminal and civil docket. In recent years, this has included the high profile matters such as the Randy  “Duke’Cunningham case, the Javier-Arellano Felix Tijuana drug cartel case,  the Tucson, Arizona Congresswoman  Gabby   Gifford – Loughner case, among many others.

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