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  • 20 Sep 2023 12:03 PM | Anonymous

    The Club gathered for the last meeting of the 2022-3 Kiwanis year at the University Club Atop Symphony Towers on September 19.

    We honored members and friends of the Club with several awards:

    • Chuck Day - 25 year Legion of Honor pin
    • Mark McDonald - 35 year Legion of Honor pin
    • Drue Jordan - 40 year Legion of Honor pin
    • Shaun McArdle - Tablet of Honor
    • Gordon Boerner - Top Member Recruit
    • Susan Day - Retiring President, Incoming Immediate Past President
    • Steve Morris - Incoming President
    • Justin Frisco - Incoming Vice President
    • Karina Sousa - Returning Secretary
    • Brian Krause - Returning Treasurer
    • Lauren Cook - Incoming board
    • Glen Honig - Incoming board
    • Lance Grob - Incoming board
    • Dr. Jerry Rey - Youth Service Award
    • Evie Jones - Youth Service Award
    • Tom Bauer - Children's Fund Pin
    • Doug Frost - Incoming Governor Elect
    • Justin Frisco - Distinguished Service Award
    • Heather Robinson - Distinguished Service Award
    • Jim Floros - Distinguished Service Award
    • Susan Day - Hixson
    • Eric Wever - Youth Service Award
    • Sherry Dietz - New Member
    • June Frost - New Member
    • Lance Grob - New Member
    • Emily Moberly - New Member
    • Ashley Morey - New Member
    • Wendy Reuben - New Member
    • Karen Bower - New Member
    • Brittany Curran - New Member
    • Tyler Harris - New Member
    • Evan Kay - New Member
    • Todd Miller - New Member
    • Ryan Stephens - New Member

    In true Kiwanis style, we honored the above by acting out a courtroom scene.  At the end of the event, the actors were thanked for participating:

    • Vic Bianchini
    • Karina Sousa
    • Jay Jeffcoat
    • Jim Floros
    • Brian Krause
    • David Jay

    and a big thank you to DJ Captain Jeremy Alexander.

    Looking forward to another amazing Kiwanis year!

  • 16 Aug 2023 9:06 AM | Anonymous

    President Susan Day rang the bell to open the Club annual meeting at UC San Diego Park and Market. She welcomed members and guests:

    • Annie Fitzgerald
    • Jeanette Gann-Escobar
    • Jay Henslee
    • Ryan Stevens

    After we recited the Pledge of Allegiance, Gordon Boerner introduced our speaker Betsy Brennan, CEO of Downtown San Diego Partnership, who told our members about all the benefits their organization is providing to residents and businesses in downtown.


    After the speaker, we inducted 6 new members:

    • Karen Bower
    • Brittany Curran
    • Lance Grob
    • Tyler Harris
    • Todd Miller
    • Ashley Morey

    Next up, our annual meeting, beginning with approval of last year's minutes.

    Then, a motion was made by Doug Frost and seconded by Gordon Boerner to elect next year's Board of Directors:

    Steve Morris, President
    Susan Day, Immediate Past President
    Justin Frisco, Vice President
    Karina Sousa, Club Secretary
    Brian Krause, Club Treasurer
    2024: Lauren Cook, Tom Bauer
    2025: Gordon Boerner, Ryan Callan
    2026: Glen Honig, Lance Grob

    The motion passed unanimously.

    We wished Brittany Curran a happy birthday!

    Members generously donated Bill's Bucks to celebrate/recognize:

    • Louie Ocana - lost his Kiwanis pin
    • Joe Sigurdson - thank you to Club for helping with Caddyhack
    • Gordon Boerner - upcoming collaboration with Rotary, Lions, Optimists
    • Lauren Cook - thank you to Club for helping at upcoming SOSL walk
    • Karina Sousa - excited about new members
    • Monica Ball - Uplift is proud to work with Downtown San Diego Partnership
    • Ryan Callan - no Kiwanis pin, son's 20th birthday, welcome to new faces
    • Steve Futterman (interclub from Imperial Beach Kiwanis) - Kiwanis San Diego sets the standard
    • Heather Robinson - awesome Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha conference
    • Drue Jordan - just put up Christmas lights
    • Brian Krause - forgot his pin, finished home renovations
    • Carl Nettleton - new grandson born last week, spoke at a Rotary meeting and went to a second Rotary meeting
    • Ryan Stevens (guest of Joe Sigurdson and soon-to-be member) - thanks to Boys to Men and wants to increase service among young people
    • Jay Jeffcoat - just got back from Londo
    • Doug Frost - Governor Elect

    After a recap of past events and look forward to future ones, the meeting adjourned.

  • 21 Jun 2023 11:03 AM | Anonymous

    President Susan Day opened the virtual meeting by welcoming members in the Zoom room, including new members Wendy Reuben and Karen Bower.

    Then we had a quick recap of prior events before Carl Nettleton welcomed our speaker, Jesica Cleaver, from the San Diego County Water Authority.

    Jesica let us know that she had received a scholarship from Kiwanis so felt a kinship towards our group.

    Then we learned about what relatively good shape San Diego is in, compared to other parts of California, with regards to our water supply.

    After the speaker, we celebrated member birthdays:

    • David Jay, June 7
    • Eldon Thompson, June 12
    • Ryan Callan, June 13
    • Justin Frisco, June 18

    Our members generously donated towards the Club in honor of:

    • Carl Nettleton - recently interviewed on television for his efforts with Ocean Opens Global
    • Karina Sousa - disappointed she'd missed such a fabulous service project last weekend with Just in Time for Foster Youth
    • Jeremy Alexander - had an amazing experience at the Just in Time for Foster Youth service project
    • Lauren Cook - used an old Kiwanis Zoom background that ended up helping out in her meeting

    We are looking forward to many amazing upcoming events!

    If you missed the meeting you can watch it online:

  • 12 Jun 2023 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    Kiwanis San Diego Notice of Annual Meeting

    This Annual Meeting will include the Election of 2023/2024 Club Officer and the Class of 2025 Club Board of Directors. 

    Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2023

    Time: 7:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the meeting is called to order

    Location: UC San Diego Park & Market

    Posted: June 12, 2023

    By: Karina Sousa, Club Secretary

    Annual Meeting of the General Membership of the

    Kiwanis San Diego

    August 15, 2023




    (Click HERE to access)


    Steve Morris, President
    Susan Day, Immediate Past President
    Justin Frisco, Vice President
    Karina Sousa, Club Secretary
    Brian Krause, Club Treasurer

    2024: Lauren Cook, Tom Bauer
    2025: Gordon Boerner, Ryan Callan

    2026: Glen Honig, Lance Grob



  • 6 Jun 2023 10:31 AM | Anonymous

    President Susan Day rang the bell to kick off our June 6th meeting.

    The room at UC San Diego Park & Market was full of members and 3 guests:

    • Todd Miller, former Key Clubber and current UC San Diego Park & Market employee

    • Wendy Reuben, former Kiwanian

    • Ryan Stevens, guest of member Joe Sigurdson

    After the Pledge of Allegiance and a recap of past events, our speaker was introduced by Mike Boland.

    Then we heard from Andy Miller, docent at the USS Midway Museum, who gave us history of the Battle of Midway as well as a brief introduction to the museum.

    After the presentation, we welcomed new members:

    • Emily Moberly
    • June Frost, who transferred from another Club

    We celebrated birthdays of members:

    • David Jay, June 7
    • Eldon Thompson, June 12
    • Ryan Callan, June 13
    • Justin Frisco, June 18

    We collected Bill's Bucks from many members, then auctioned off a bottle of wine that Justin Frisco collected on his travels, and Karina Sousa made the winning bid!

    The meeting ended with a look to all the exciting upcoming events.

  • 17 May 2023 7:56 AM | Anonymous

    President Susan Day started off our virtual luncheon meeting by welcoming everyone in the virtual room.

    We had members report on our past events including Carl Nettleton's recap of the Scholars Breakfast, Lauren Cook's reminiscing about the May networking event, and Karina Sousa's report on the April networking event.

    New member Lance Grob introduced our speaker, Pauline Crooks, VAPA Coordinator with the San Diego County Office of Education. Pauline spoke about Proposition 28 which was of great interest to everyone in attendance.

    We celebrated these May birthdays:

    • 5/6 - Lance Grob
    • 5/12 - Karina Sousa
    • 5/21 - Eric Wever
    • 5/31 - Mark McDonald

    Then we looked at all the exciting planned events for May and beyond.  If you missed the meeting, you can catch it online:

  • 2 May 2023 11:01 AM | Anonymous

    We met at UC San Diego Park and Market for a lovely breakfast honoring our scholarship recipients.

    President Susan Day rang the bell to open the meeting and welcome everyone.  Then she turned to Scholarship Team Captain David Jay to welcome scholarship recipients from:

    San Diego High School Key Club

    St. Augustine Academy Key Club

    Cal State San Marcos

    University of San Diego

    and three students from Point Loma Nazarene University.

    The Club members were able to learn more about these amazing students and see how our scholarships positively impacted their lives.

  • 19 Apr 2023 9:06 AM | Anonymous

    Club Secretary Karina Sousa started our virtual meeting welcoming several guests in our Zoom room, along with some of our newer and prospective members:

    • Brittany Curran
    • Lance Grob
    • Ashley Moran

    Then, after a quick recap of recent events, long-time member Chuck Day, introduced our guest speaker:  Deacon Jim Vargas, President & CEO of Father Joe's Villages.

    Deacon Jim spoke on Father Joe's Villages Comprehensive Approach to Preventing and Ending Homelessness.

    Members were engaged about this growing problem and asked many questions.

    At the conclusion of the talk, we celebrated April birthdays:

    • 4/18 - Doug Frost
    • 4/23 - Steve Morris
    • 4/25 - Shaun McArdle

    Then, we looked ahead to what's on the horizon.  If you missed out, you can watch the replay:

  • 4 Apr 2023 10:40 AM | Anonymous

    Our breakfast meeting began when President Susan Day rang the bell, and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Board member Glen Honig introduced our speaker Tim Patterson, retired Supervising Deputy Attorney General and UCSD Lecturer who spoke to the Club about environmental law in San Diego.

    After the interesting presentation, we celebrated Club birthdays:

    • 4/18 - Doug Frost
    • 4/23 - Steve Morris
    • 4/25 - Shaun McArdle

    Then we celebrated member milestones and collected Bill's Bucks:

    • Doug Frost - birthday plus many new Kiwanis badges

    • Carl Nettleton - no pin plus the birth of his first grandson

    • Drue Jordan - no pin plus Go Aztecs!

    • Jeremy Alexander - no pin pls his promotion to Captain

    • Karina Sousa - enjoyed the Just in Time gala and book launch plus Easter

    • Louie Ocana - no pin plus it's great to be back

    • Glen Honig - Passover and Easter plus a wine tasting trip in Napa/Sonoma

    • Steve Morris - birthday, five years in Kiwanis, and his 2 year wedding anniversary

    Next we auctioned off a couple of items:

    • Carl Nettleton brought back a "Dancing Queen" t-shirt from Sweden and Karina Sousa won it!

    • Kevin Currier won the water bottle sent to the Club from Rancho de Sus Ninos.

    We did a quick recap of events past and look forward to future events.  Then we closed out the meeting, in anticipation of our next get together.

  • 23 Mar 2023 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    We were pleased to gather virtually on March 21.

    President Susan Day welcomed members and guests, which included 2 members from San Diego Loyal -- Weston Breay and Shannon MacMillan.

    After a warm introduction from member Jay Jeffcoat, Shannon MacMillan spoke to us about the exciting things San Diego Loyal is doing to really be part of the San Diego community -- things we are also passionate about like volunteering time with great local non-profits.

    The Club is looking forward to our San Diego Loyal game and fundraiser on April 29.

    After Shannon concluded her remarks, we wished members happy birthday:

    • Joe Sigurdson - March 1
    • Louie Ocana - March 27

    When asked for Bill's Bucks, we received generous contributions from:

    • Jay Jeffcoat - in honor of his 2 upcoming trips to cheer on SDSU and the Padres.
    • Lauren Cook - grateful to receive a 15-year pin as a volunteer with AYSO

    We recapped prior events and looked forward to those coming up before our meeting concluded.  

    If you missed it, you can watch the Zoom recording here:

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