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5/5/20 - Cinco de Mayo Festivities for the FIRST Meeting of May!

5 May 2020 8:32 PM | Anonymous

The San Diego Kiwanis Club kept the momentum on a roll with another great Virtual Luncheon Meeting on Tuesday, May 5th. The Cinco De Mayo vibes were flowing with several members featuring themed video backgrounds and vibrant regional clothing! President Judy Leitner welcomed guests with the ringing of the bell and Jay Jeffcoat led the pledge of allegiance. Susan Day focused the meeting with an invocation and the introductions began!

President Leitner welcomed members guests Lauren Welch from Urban Corp as well as Jarabe Mexicana lead singer Gustavo Alcoser. Club members were disappointed they were unable to proceed with the annual Balboa Park Cinco De Mayo celebration as planned but were grateful that Gustavo was online to make sure we had a portion of the concert. Birthdays were featured with members Karina Sousa, Mark McDonald and Eric Wever all celebrating in the month of May. 


Bill’s Bucks always takes place mid-meeting and this time was no exception. During this portion of the meeting, members can update the group on current events in their lives as well as work and community updates while making a contribution to the general fund. Did you know you can donate to the Club at ANY time? It is true! Just visit the SD Kiwanis website and press the “DONATIONS” link.

President Leitner announced the winner of the best Cinco De Mayo themed Zoom window and Karina Sousa took home the big prize. Everyone looked great but she stood out!

Doug Frost shared some “Tidings” news from the past – though some things have not changed!

David Brown from the San Diego Sherriff’s Department updated the group on current law enforcement efforts during COVID-19 and how the pandemic has changed many of their day-to-day practices. He shared statistics and information on where to go for community resources. After a question and answer session Judy Leitner thanked Mr. Brown for his time and prepped to close the meeting. Before everyone left, she shared that today’s meeting was in Memoriam for long time Club member Ron Monroe.

Check the Kiwanis calendar for upcoming events and we hope to see you soon!

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