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  • 5 Jun 2024 9:17 AM | Anonymous

    President Steve Morris kicked off our virtual meeting by welcoming everyone on the call.

    Then Tyler Simmons from the Wave Futbol Club got us excited for the upcoming game we are attending as a Club on Friday.

    Secretary Karina Sousa introduced our speaker, Alexandra Stephenson, from Girls Rising Above Child Exploitation. Alexandra told us about the amazing work her organization is doing locally.

    We celebrated these June birthdays:

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

    and these members generously donated Bill's Bucks:

    • Eldon Thompson - celebrating his birthday and many years in the Club
    • Karina Sousa - enjoying being engaged with bachelorette parties with friends
    • Gordon Boerner - recently ran into a prior Kiwanis member Jim Ledwidth
    • John Rush - happy he can participate on these virtual calls from his home in Arizona
    • Heather Robinson - enjoyed our service project last weekend

    After a recap of past events and look forward to future, we concluded the meeting. If you missed it, check out the video online:



  • 22 May 2024 10:25 AM | Anonymous

    President Steve Morris rang the bell to begin our May 21, 2024 meeting.

    After the Pledge of Allegiance, we welcomed guest:

    • Prospective member Cesar Felix
    • Prospective member Joseph Selfani
    • Attila Tota
    • Zitlau scholarship winner Patrick Loehr
    • Southwestern Kiwanis member for an interclub Nathan Brooks

    Steven Dinkin, President of the National Conflict Resolution Center, spoke about ending the school-to-prison pipeline. Our interested crew asked many questions about this important topic.

    Next, Amber Bertelsen introduced our Zitlau Scholarship winner Patrick Loehr.

    We celebrated these May birthdays:

    • May 6 – Lance Grob
    • May 8 – Emily Moberly
    • May 12 – Karina Sousa
    • May 21 – Eric Wever
    • May 31 – Mark McDonald
    • May 31 – Wendy Reuben

    Members and guests generously made donations:

    • Lauren Cook will be having surgery in June but prior to that invited everyone to an SOSL fundraiser June 8.
    • Monica Ball invited everyone to the Kids at Heart picnic June 8.
    • Gordon Boerner was pleased his wife Leigh represented him at the March for Babies service project.
    • Karina Sousa was glad she was able to bring Ruby to the event and also welcomed all our guests.
    • Monica Ball won the auction for a bobblehead.

    Foundation President Gordon Boerner asked our members to also generously donate to our Foundation campaign.

    Then we did a recap of past events and a look into the future before Vice President Justin Frisco rang the bell to end the meeting.

  • 8 May 2024 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    President Steve Morris opened the virtual meeting by welcoming guests from the Tierrasanta Key Club:

    • Peter Penczar
    • Hani Shatila
    • Rex Warburton
    • Dave West

    and a former St. Augustine Academy Key Club member Kai da Luz.

    Then we held our annual meeting to approve the minutes from the August 15, 2023 prior annual meeting and elect the 2024-5 board slate:

    • Justin Frisco, President
    • Steve Morris, Immediate Past President
    • Gordon Boerner, Vice President
    • Karina Sousa, Club Secretary
    • Brian Krause, Club Treasurer
    • 2025: Glen Honig, Lance Grob
    • 2026: Tom Bauer, Lauren Cook
    • 2027: Ryan Callan, Wendy Reuben

    After adjournment of the annual meeting, member Mark McDonald introduced our speaker, Valley Center Kiwanis Club member Jim Dorschel who spoke about the stigma surrounding mental health.

    Next, Sunny Rey and Anthony Azzarito, founders of Poets Underground, introduced us to their organization.

    We celebrated these member birthdays:

    • May 6 - Lance Grob
    • May 8 - Emily Moberly
    • May 12 - Karina Sousa
    • May 21 - Eric Wever
    • May 31 - Mark McDonald
    • May 31 - Wendy Reuben

    Members shared good news with each other in the form of Bill's Bucks:

    • Karina Sousa celebrated her Bachelorette Party in Cabo
    • Jeremy Alexander will remain in San Diego for at least another year
    • Mark McDonald celebrated his birthday and years as a member
    • Lance Grob saved a drowning man and his family in Mission Bay
    • Karen and Greg Bowers' son is graduating from SDSU
    • Jay Jeffcoat will miss our networking event in the East Village

    After recapping prior events and looking at what is on the horizon, we concluded our meeting. If you missed it, check out the recording:

  • 1 May 2024 10:05 AM | Anonymous

    President Steve Morris opened the meeting by ringing the bell. After reciting the pledge of allegiance, we welcomed members from Bonita Kiwanis, Hillcrest All-inclusive Kiwanis, Southeastern Kiwanis and Tierrasanta Kiwanis.

     

    Then long-time member Jay Jeffcoat introduced our speaker Mark Grant.

    The full house was engaged and entertained. As a thank you, the San Diego Kiwanis Club Foundation made a donation in Mark Grant's honor to the St. Madeline Sophie's Center.

    We celebrated April birthdays, and all honorees were in attendance:

    • April 3- Sherry Dietz
    • April 18 - Doug Frost
    • April 23 - Steve Morris
    • April 25 - Shaun McArdle

    Members were generous in their Bill's Bucks donations and fines including:

    • Steve Morris - who forgot his Kiwanis pin
    • Neill Kovrig - who was grateful for all the clubs in attendance and a great speaker
    • Kate Kovrig - who enjoyed celebrating the fellowship of Kiwanis
    • Joe Sigurdson - whose nonprofit had a fantastic celebration
    • Monica Ball - who invited everyone to a STAR/PAL event
    • Gordon Boerner - who was happy to attend other nonprofit events while representing Kiwanis
    • Jim Floros - who is a long-time friend of Mark Grant
    • Wendy Reuben - who is headed to her high school reunion
    • Walt Groves - who invited everyone to the Bonita Kiwanis golf event
    • Karina Sousa - who self-fined as she was spotted on the Padres Jumbotron without her Kiwanis pin

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

  • 17 Apr 2024 10:50 AM | Anonymous

    President Steve Morris rang the bill to open our annual luncheon celebrating scholarship recipients.

    After reciting the pledge of allegiance, he welcomed students and staff from:

    • Cal State San Marcos
    • Point Loma Nazarene University
    • UCSD
    • University of San Diego
    • Coronado High School
    • San Diego High School
    • St. Augustine High School

    Foundation President Gordon Boerner gave a history of the Foundation, followed by Scholarship Chair Brittany Curran's history of that committee.

    Vice President Justin Morris invited the scholars up to answer questions about their experiences in school and plans for the future.


    President Morris invited students to considering joining Kiwanis after graduation, and then welcomed Bill's Bucks from the members recognizing their achievements.

    We were encouraged by our scholars and excited to follow their futures.


  • 3 Apr 2024 9:19 AM | Anonymous

    We met virtually on April 2, and President Steve Morris welcomed five guests from the Tierrasanta Kiwanis Club:

    • John Haigis
    • Jim Knox
    • Dave West
    • Jan Whitacre
    • Peter Penczar

    Arrod Mohammadian from Community HousingWorks introduced his organization and the good work they are doing in the community.

    We celebrated these April birthdays:

    • April 3 - Sherry Dietz
    • April 18 - Doug Frost
    • April 23 - Steve Morris
    • April 25 - Shaun McArdle

    Members pledged Bill's Bucks for:

    • Gordon Boerner - just got back to a trip from the East Coast
    • Doug Frost - daughter bought a wedding dress
    • Steve Morris - celebrating his son's first birthday this month
    • Karen Bower - son's girlfriend is part of the Point Loma Nazarene winning team
    • Karina Sousa - enjoyed Giving Day and Easter weekend with her family

    We did a recap of past events and a look at all the exciting events coming.

    If you missed it, you can catch the video online:


  • 1 Apr 2024 8:34 AM | Karina Sousa (Administrator)

    Kiwanis San Diego Notice of Annual Meeting

    This Annual Meeting will include the Election of 2024/2025 Club Officer and the Class of 2027 Club Board of Directors. 

    Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

    Time: Noon, or as soon thereafter as the meeting is called to order

    Location: Zoom

    Posted: April 1, 2024

    By: Karina Sousa, Club Secretary

     Annual Meeting of the General Membership of the

    Kiwanis San Diego

    May 7, 2024

    Agenda

    I. CALL TO ORDER/DETERMINATION THAT A QUORUM IS PRESENT

    II. APPROVAL OF ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES OF AUGUST 15, 2023

    (Click HERE to access)

    III. ELECTION OF 2024/2025 CLUB OFFICERS AND THE CLASS OF 2027 CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

    2025: Glen Honig, Lance Grob
    2026: Tom Bauer, Lauren Cook
    2027: Ryan Callan, Wendy Reuben

    IV. ADJOURNMENT

  • 20 Mar 2024 9:48 AM | Anonymous

    President Steve Morris opened the March 19 meeting by ringing the bell. After everyone recited the pledge of allegiance, guests were welcomed. They included:

    Jexsi Gray and Jan Magot, both from Uplift San Diego.

    Foundation President Gordon Boerner welcomed our speakers from Catalyst of San Diego and Imperial Counties, Megan Thomas and Melissa Leon.

    Next we celebrated member birthdays:

    • Joe Sigurdson, March 1
    • Annie Fitzgerald, March 17
    • Louie Ocana, March 27

    and member successes:

    • Joe Sigurdson looks forward to the Rooted in Resiliency gala
    • Louie Ocana was grateful that Brian Krause took him to see SDSU basketball
    • Jan Magot remembers Bill Gibbs who knew her mother from church
    • Monica Ball is partnering with Laurels for Leaders to support college prep activities, and she was also honored to be in San Diego Business Journal
    • Jay Jeffcoat was honored to be pictured in Giving Back magazine

    After recapping past events and looking forward to future, our meeting concluded with President Morris' ringing of the bell.

  • 6 Mar 2024 10:05 AM | Anonymous

    President Steve Morris opened our March 5th meeting and welcomed a packed crowd at Elijah's Restaurant! Most everyone was dressed in red and black to cheer on SDSU Aztecs. 


    Foundation President Gordon Boerner introduced SDSU Athletic Director J.D. Wicker who then introduced Football Coach Sean Lewis.


    After a rousing speech followed by Q&A, the Foundation was pleased to present SDSU Athletics with a check of $16,000.


    President Morris was thrilled to speak of the impact the Club and Foundation make in our community, and he welcomed any and all of our guests to consider joining.

    We welcomed new member Amber Bertelsen.


    After a recap of events past and excitement of those to come, our first March 2024 meeting was a wrap.

  • 7 Feb 2024 10:01 AM | Anonymous

    President Steve Morris started our virtual meeting by welcoming members and guests.

    Then Emily Moberly introduced our speaker, Justin Brooks, founder of the California Innocence Project. His presentation was engaging about the important work he and his team are doing, releasing innocent people from prison, often years after their convictions.

    Next Elsa Morales-Roth from the Emilio Nares Foundation told us about the good work her organization is doing, encouraging members to support them with their time and donations.

    We celebrated these February birthdays:

    • February 1 – Heather Robinson
    • February 5 – David Gugerty
    • February 9 – Tim Callan
    • February 9 – June Frost
    • February 14 – Glen Honig
    • February 18 – Todd Miller
    • February 21 – Lauren Cook
    • February 21 – Vic Bianchini

    Our members shared and donated Bill's Bucks:

    • Doug Frost - who survived the Tierrasanta tornado
    • Justin Frisco - who was late to the meeting
    • Karina Sousa - who enjoyed hospitality from Shaun McArdle who makes a mean Shauntini
    • Karen and Greg Bower - who had an amazing trip to Australia
    • Emily Moberly - who is excited to have her brother and his family back in San Diego
    • Gordon Boerner - who wasn't wear his pin
    • Sanam Charlton - who lost her pin

    After a recap of past events and look forward to future ones, our meeting ended. If you missed it, catch it here:

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