Tuesday, April 20th was a big day for the San Diego Kiwanis Club as it took some “me” time and concentrated on Club opportunities and elements which might have been forgotten while we dealt with a global pandemic.
Club President Mike Boland opened the meeting and thanked everyone for being there on day set aside to refresh. We were honored to have Jeremy Alexander from the Salvation Army with us, and he gave a lovely invocation. We hope to see more of Jeremy in the future…perhaps as a member? Afterwards Mr. Boland invited Club member Justin Frisco to take over duties as the Chairman of the Day.
Justin was happy to introduce Bernard Mauricia from Oncology and Kids, which is an organization that provides safe spaces for children affected by cancer and their families to create lasting memories, forge lifelong friendships, and build the resiliency they need to heal. They are a recipient of a Kiwanis Club of San Diego Community Impact Grant and Justin was a supporter of their application. Bernard thanked the club for their support and told us how the money would be used to support children.
Club Program Director Karina Sousa took the reins and highlighted upcoming birthdays in addition to events and the upcoming Governor’s visit. The Club’s member survey is still being circulated and if you have not submitted yours – you have another chance. SURVEY HERE
The Club then took time to discuss and highlight volunteer opportunities, committee assignments and most of all Club membership as we move into the possibility of more, in person events.
We hope to see everyone on Tuesday, April 4th for our session: SDSU Mission Valley: Built for San Diego with Gina Jacobs!
See you soon!