The San Diego Kiwanis Club was back in form on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 to meet virtually and continue the Thanksgiving celebration. After the Pledge of Allegiance and invocation the group was excited to watch a video from San Diego’s Voices of our City Choir and their rendition of Stand by Me. The Voices of Our City Choir was created in response to the current San Diego housing crisis. Together, through music therapy, choir care, and advocacy, they are transforming the perception and experience of homelessness. Club Members have the opportunity to join their virtual holiday special virtually.
Elaine Allyn and Natasha Contreras from SDG&E were on hand to talk about rebates and money saving options involved with energy. Elaine is the Energy Efficiency Core program manager and was able to debunk some incorrect facts and about solar and upgraded appliances. Natasha is the Electric Vehicle Customer Engagement Program Manager which sees her and her team out in the community to engage and inform individuals about the savings to be had with an efficient car. Natasha also does her share or myth busting and directly spoke to the concept that potential consumers are scared by the thought of running out of electricity for their vehicle and having nowhere to recharge. She also highlighted a September announcement that will see SDG&E build charging infrastructure for electric buses, trucks, and other vehicles.
The Club fines portion of the day made some attendees nervous when it was suggested we could raise money by fining members who have yet to complete the Club 2020 Member Survey which has been distributed several times. It was agreed to give everyone ONE more chance and the Club Administrator announced responses were already coming in before the meeting was ended! Member Gordon Boerner announced the newly formed Scripps Ranch Kiwanis Club was promoting a virtual Magic Show and asked everyone to support their efforts. So here you go everyone:
The meeting ended right on time and we look forward to seeing everyone again on Tuesday, December 1st!
Watch the full video of the luncheon below!