Going virtual did not dampen the enthusiasm of the Kiwanis Club of San Diego on January 18, 2022.
President Mike Boland rang the bell to begin our virtual luncheon.
Judy Leitner led a moment of gratitude, particularly focused on the events at Congregation Beth Israel earlier this week in Colleyville, Texas.
Some of us sang along, although on mute, to "My Country 'Tis of Thee."
Justin Frisco introduced and welcomed our two speakers from SDSU Athletics - Curt Apsey and Derek Grice. They updated us on the soon-to-be Snapdragon Stadium.
We also got an update from the MAAC Project. They received a grant last year from the Kiwanis Club and used it to purchase umbrellas for their outdoor tables -- which are getting a lot of use now, especially as more students are sitting outside. Thank you to our guests, Elsa Roth and Tommy Ramirez.
Many of our members were very generous with their donations, towards the end of our Zoom meeting, including:
Mike Boland - celebrating a birthday
Jay Jeffcoat - watching the Chargers play in Vegas
Gordon Boerner - recovering from illness
Justin Frisco - happy to be in the Club
Ryan Callan - also happy to be part of Kiwanis
Susan Day - who purchased the items Mike auctioned off from his recent trip to the UK
If you missed the excitement, you can watch it all online:
We hope to see you soon!