• 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
Jim Ellis Jeff Laumer




Don Hodges – Kiwanis International at 100 years

Wendy Matalon –Kiwanis Club of La Jolla at 90 years


100 Years of Kiwanis International and 90 Years of the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla


 Join us as we celebrate 100 years of Kiwanis International and 90 years of the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla by reflecting on our history, recognizing our past Presidents, and partaking in a special commemorative cake.


Our glorious legacy:


1925 Dr. Samuel Gillispie      1955 Dr. Arthur Marlow      1986 Gregory Farnsworth             

1926 Dr. Samuel Gillispie      1956 Frank Sherlock          1987 John Talbot

1927 Hugh B. Cassidy           1957 Albert Grigsby           1988 Richard D. Mullen

1928 Theodore McLaughlin    1958 Dr. Rex Uncapher      1989 Michael W. Townsend           

1929 Hugh B. Cassidy           1959 H. Bailey Gallison      1990 Allen Redmond

1930 F.W. Whitney                1960 Max Ruffcorn Jr.       1991 Paul D’Heilly

1931 Frank Harmon              1961 Hale Ashcroft            1992 Richard D. Mullen

1932 Walter Fuelscher          1962 Donald Hartman        1993 Eugene McElroy

1933 Dr. Horace Lazelle        1963 Vern Gaston             1994 Michele Burgart

1934 Silbey Sillew                1964 F. Seth Brown           1995 Ronald Carlson

1935 Keith Ferguson             1965 John Storm               1996 Wendy Sturlock Matalon

1936 William Gilmore            1966 John Storm               1997 John Read

1937 Merril Edminston          1967 William Bethard         1998 Denny Fluter

1938 Dr. E.L. Elson               1968 Kenneth Gartner       1999 John Anderson

1939 Gethin D. Williams        1969 L. Gale Haggart         2000 Suzanne Weiner

1940 J.T. Lipe                      1970 Donal Hacket             2001 Shelly Johnson-Labertew      

1941 A.J. Ille                       1971 Burt I. Bailey             2002 Don Hodges

1942 Dr. I. Lester Furnas      1972 Worth Richardson       2003 Paul Fairweather

1943 Weskin Sandys            1973 Deane Haskins           2004 Glen Rasmussen

1944 Dr. L.P. Andreen          1974 John Gallagher           2005 Doug Bradley

1945 Claude M. Hurd            1975 Enrico Demarco          2006 Wil Johnson

1946 W.F. Olson                   1976 James O. Bell             2007 John Drummond

           L.H. Diffenderfer        1977 Dr. Joe Pennario         2008 Mary Fee

1947 L.H. Diffenderfer          1978 Jackson Brainerd         2009 Trenton Bonner

1948 William S. Kellogg        1979 Daniel Stinemates        2010 Wil Johnson

1949 Gerald C. Crary           1980 Kenneth J. Jensen        2011 Brant Westfall            

1950 Phil Neal                     1981 Homar E. Hire              2012 Sam Greening

1951 Authur Coltrain           1982 Thomas A Henry Jr.       2013 Megan Aarnaes

1952 Eric McNaught-Davis    1983 Edward H. Frapwell        2014 Craig Bratlien

1953 Walter W. Rockey       1984 C.A.L. Swanson             2015 Rebecca Morales

1954 William Ferguson        1985 James Kennedy            

The President's Corner

Club President 2014-2015
Rebecca Morales PhD




Weekly Recap


Don Hodges presented a $7500 check to University Key Club.  The check will be used for marching band uniforms.  Our KOD, Richard Mullen introduced our speaker, Captain Mark Cedrun, US Navy. He talked about The Rescue of Captain Phillips last 2009. A very interesting and long description  history of Capt. Phillips. 


Future Programs

Januaryr Program Chair: Marilyn Nunn

Janaury 9, 2015

Guy Riddle

Board Member and Marketing Team Leader

Warrior Foundation – Freedom Station


Janaury 16, 2015

 The Rescue of Captain Phillips




Janaury 23, 2015

Kiwanis International Centennial Program

Kiwanis La Jolla 90th anniversary 


Janaury 30, 2015

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