Kids Need Kiwanis

Mom always told you to observe the Golden Rule, so how about joining a club that's based on doing unto others as you'd have them do unto you? 

Our mission is to strengthen San Diego by supporting San Diego's youth. Our Downtown Kiwanis Club has been serving San Diego since 1920 with service projects that respond to our community needs. The projects focus on developing future generations of leaders. 

Our members are ordinary people performing extraordinary work. We are creative with our ideas. We are generous with our time. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way.

Are you ready to help create communities that let all children thrive, prosper and grow? 

Special Guest: Ted Leitner ~ December 7 ~ Limited Seats Available

Ted Leitner has been the enduring voice of San Diego's sports scene since 1978.  Come hear him speak on his new book about his peripatetic career and often-chaotic family life, with stories told with uproarious humor and heartfelt memories, at the December 7th Club Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. at the Admiral Baker Clubhouse. 

Limited space -- for more information and to register.

Join Us For Lunch!

Our club meetings offer an atmosphere of fun, learning, and fellowship. An interesting speaker will discuss current topics of interest to the community.

When?  1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month
*Register on Events Page 

Time? 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Where? Admiral Baker Clubhouse

2400 Admiral Baker Road, San Diego, CA 92124

Organizations We Support



S.D. River Foundation


Children's Hospital of the Californias

Vida Joven

School Counseling

SDUSD Elementary School Counseling

Service Leadership Programs (SLP)

Saint Augustine Key Club

San Diego High School Key Club

Youth Services

Boys to Men

Burn Institute Burn Camp

Rady Childrens Hospital

Project Uplift - Tutoring

Ronald McDonald House

Salvation Army Campership

Star Pal Rec Facility

San Diego Food Bank

Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego

What is Kiwanis?

Kiwanis helps kids around the world. We are a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.


To serve the children of the world.


Each year, clubs:

  • Sponsor nearly 150,000 service projects
  • Raise more than $107 million


  • About 8,000 clubs in 96 countries
  • More than 260,000 adult members
  • Approximately 320,000 youth
Kiwanis is one of the few organizations that offers membership to almost all age groups—from elementary school students to adults.



Kiwanis members and clubs have contributed more than $80 million toward the global elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation

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What does Kiwanis mean?

It is derived from the phrase Nunc Kee-Wanis” from the Otchipwe language spoken by First Nations peoples of central Canada and the United States, which can be translated can mean “We trade,” We share our talents,” “We make a noise,” or “We meet.” The founders of Kiwanis translated it as “We build” and that became their motto until 2005 when they changed it to

“Serving the children of the world.”

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Kiwanis Club of San Diego is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization. 

3276 Rosecrans Street, Suite 202, San Diego, CA   92110-4893

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