• 8 Mar 2023 8:40 AM | Anonymous

    President Susan Day opened the March 7th breakfast meeting by ringing the bell and leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

    She welcomed guests Traci Knight-Cortez and Marcel Kasmer, along with members.

    We celebrated March birthdays:

    • March 1 - Joe Sigurdson
    • March 27 - Louie Ocana

    New member Evan Kay was given his "ugly" name tag and Kiwanis pin by his Kiwanis sponsor Ryan Callan.

    $146 in Bill's Bucks was generously donated by members, to welcome Evan Kay and celebrate Joe Sigurdson's birthday.

    There was a quick recap of past events and announcements of upcoming events, all of which are posted on the website.  Lots of excitement to come!

  • 8 Feb 2023 8:24 AM | Anonymous

    President Susan Day started the virtual meeting by welcoming guests from several other clubs, including:

    • Bonita
    • Grantville-Allied Gardens
    • Escondido
    • Scripps Ranch.

    Then she introduced and welcomed our speaker, Dr. Sonia Ancoli-Israel,  Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Professor of Research at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.  Dr. Ancoli-Israel spoke about Sleep in Aging and Insomnia, then answered the group's questions.

    After the speaker, we celebrated the birthdays of members:

    • 2/1 - Heather Robinson
    • 2/5 - David Gugerty
    • 2/9 - Tim Callan
    • 2/9 - June Frost
    • 2/14 - Glen Honig
    • 2/21 - Lauren Cook
    • 2/21 - Vic Bianchini
    • 2/24 - Scofield Hage

    The group was generous in donations to celebrate:

    • Carl Nettleton - a great trip to Norway and Sweden.
    • Doug Frost - throwing his hat into the ring for District Governor
    • Karina Sousa - welcoming new members, thanking Ryan Callan for dog sitting, and pleased that Ruby is now an airplane veteran
    • Gordon Boerner - successful medical treatments
    • Randy Ortlieb - pleased to be joining us from the Escondido Club

    Prior to concluding the meeting, we reviewed past events and looked forward to future ones.  

    You can view the meeting online:

  • 17 Jan 2023 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    Our members were pleased to return to UC San Diego Park & Market for our January breakfast meeting.

    President Susan Day rang the bell to open the meeting.

    We had several guests in attendance:

    Traci Knight-Cortez, friend of member Lauren Cook

    Victoria Robertson, friend of member Jim Floros

    Lance Grob

    Then we welcomed two local FBI agents who gave an engaging, informative presentation on crime in our region.

    After a Q& A period, we resumed the meeting to celebrate two member birthdays:

    • 1/16 - Mike Boland
    • 1/19 - Drue Jordan

    Next, we honored member Gordon Boerner with a pin for his personal donation to the Kiwanis Children's Fund.

    Before recapping previous events and previewing what's to come, we completed required Kiwanis Youth Protection training.

    President Day rang the bell to conclude the meeting.

  • 6 Dec 2022 10:26 AM | Anonymous

    We were back at UC San Diego for our breakfast meeting.  

    President Susan Day welcomed everyone by ringing the bell, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

    We were happy to welcome several members of Kiwanis Club of Bonita:

    • Walter and Sandra Groves
    • Peter Matz
    • Alynne de Vilmorin
    • Lance Jordan
    • Fernando Orozco

    We also welcomed:

    • Alison Aragon - Pro Kids 
    • Teresa Valenzuela - San Diego Futures Foundation
    • Taylor Henderson - Home of Guiding Hands
    • Ashley Morey - Home of Guiding Hands

    Michael Brown spoke about the Port of San Diego to an enthusiastic audience.

    After an enlightening presentation and yummy breakfast, members were feeling generous and gave money to commemorate:

    • Walter Groves - happy to be at the event and not having gotten lost

    • Sandra Groves - hosted a lovely Thanksgiving

    • Lance Jordan - happy to be at our meeting

    • Alynne de Vilmorin - excited to do a service project together tomorrow

    • Justin Frisco - no pin

    • Glen Honig - enjoyed 2 parades with the Corvette Club

    • Karina Sousa - Ryan Callan watched her dog Ruby so she could host Thanksgiving

    • Joe Sigurdson - happy to meet Teresa Valenzuela who just hired one of his previous employees to work at San Diego Futures Foundation

    • Jim Floros - happy to wake up

    • David Jay - his child scored very high on the PSAT and may be a National Merit Scholar

    • Steve Morris – he and his wife are expecting a baby boy in April

    • Carl Nettleton - making a special presentation this evening

    • Monica Ball – 3 tutoring sites are opening in person after COVID

    • Taylor Henderson - getting married

    • Ashley Morey - her dog learned how to do a high 5

    Mostly, all enjoyed the fellowship of being together.

  • 16 Nov 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Our virtual luncheon began with a warm welcome from President Susan Day.

    Then Susan introduced our speaker, Chief John Wood, who spoke about the operations of fire rescue in San Diego.  The members in attendance virtually were engaged and asked some interesting questions including:

    • Who pays for the food at the fire station?
    • How long before a fire truck is retired? In years and mileage.
    • How are the numbers on the trucks determined?
    • Do fire stations have solar panels on their roofs?

    For these and more answers, you can watch the video.

    After our speaker, members were pleased to learn of Carl Nettleton's recent successes with his organization Open Oceans GlobalLauren Cook updated the Club about her recent received grant for Survivors of Suicide Loss.

    The meeting ended with a quick recap of past events and look forward to future events.

    If you missed it, you can catch it online:

  • 1 Nov 2022 11:47 AM | Anonymous

    We are grateful to our hosts from the Comic-Con Museum who provided a lovely breakfast and tour of the museum.

    Our abbreviated meeting began when President Susan Day rang the bell.

    We welcomed guests from the Grantville-Allied Gardens Kiwanis Club -- George and Kathy Butterstein and Vic Enchelmayer.

    Then we wished Brian Krause happy birthday in absentia.

    Our members gave Bill's Bucks to celebrate:

    • Jeremy Alexander - a successful Salvation Army BBQ
    • Gordon Boerner - a variety of events plus paying of old fines
    • Kevin Currier - his daughter's soccer success
    • Judy Leitner - so many good things plus an upcoming trip
    • Heather Robinson - a family wedding
    • John Rush - happy to be back in San Diego

    We were delighted to receive a private tour of the makerspace.

    And the rest of the museum.

    ending at the Spiderman exhibit.

  • 18 Oct 2022 1:29 PM | Anonymous

    Vice President Steve Morris opened our virtual luncheon in our President's absence and welcomed 13 members, 3 guests, and 6 members from the Escondido Kiwanis Club.

    Immediate Past President Mike Boland introduced our speaker Dr. Federico Rossano, who spoke about the research he is doing at UCSD on dog cognition.  He shared his research findings and played several videos showing dogs communicating to their owners using buttons that play words.  The virtual audience was fascinated and amused by the topic and the videos.

    The Club had celebrated most of the October birthdays at our in-person meeting earlier in the month, so we went on to Bill's Bucks.

    Thank you to:

    Karina Sousa - pledged money in honor of the great program and because she enjoyed seeing guest Heidi Callan (Ryan Callan's wife) and long-time member Eldon Thompson in the Zoom room.

    Doug Frost - pledged money in honor of Stanford's recent win over Notre Dame.  When asked, Doug claimed he didn't know about the Padres recent success.

    After reviewing the last few weeks' successful events and looking forward to events to come, the meeting ended on time.

  • 4 Oct 2022 11:11 AM | Anonymous

    Incoming President Susan Day rang the bell to open the first meeting of the new Kiwanis year.  And, we were all excited to be at a brand-new location downtown at UCSD Park & Market.

    After leading the Pledge of Allegiance, Susan welcomed our guests Evan Kay, Kurt Cecconi and Mark Neville.  Mark gave an inpromptu update of the Holiday Bowl.

    Next, Past President Mike Boland introduced our speaker, Gil Cabrera, President of the Board of the San Diego Airport Authority.  Gil updated us on the plans for the new Terminal 1.  Members were engaged and asked lots of questions.

    On to birthday celebrations for these members:

    10/1 – Gordon Boerner
    10/3 – Susan Day
    10/7 – John Rush
    10/9 – Sanam Charlton
    10/14 – Richard Shaw
    10/16 – Jay Jeffcoat
    10/16 – Paul Riggs
    10/19 – Monica Ball

    Our members were very generous with their self-fines and celebrations to commemorate:

    • Jim Floros - for waking up
    • David Jay - forgot his pin
    • Carl Nettleton - forgot his pin and his son and wife are in London
    • Justin Frisco - Burn Institute event was lovely
    • Judy Leitner - Carl’s phone went off
    • Karina Sousa - for absence
    • Gordon Boerner - for absence
    • Jay Jeffcoat - Padres in playoffs, his birthday, years in club
    • Ryan Callan 
    • Mike Boland - Kiwanis water bottle auction winner, donated to Susan
    • Jeremy Alexander - no pin
    • Brian Krause 
    • Susan Day - her birthday
    • Monica Ball - her birthday

    Judy Leitner presented Mike Boland with his Past President Kiwanis pin.

    Mike Boland presented Susan Day with her President Kiwanis pin.

    Susan Day presented Steve Morris with his Vice President Kiwanis pin.

    We did a recap of last month's events, including the service project with Jeremy Alexander and the Salvation Army.

    We ended with a look forward towards upcoming invents, the meeting concluded on time!

  • 22 Sep 2022 11:41 AM | Anonymous

    What a fabulous night on September 20 to celebrate Kiwanians and install the new Board! 

    Lots of fun and frolicking with a SNL Celebrity Jeopardy panel -- Sean Connery, French Stewart, Burt Reynolds, but looking at lot like members Jay Jeffcoat, David Jay, Justin Frisco. With their hosts, Alex Trebek aka Brian Krause and co-host Karina Sousa.

    Kiwanis International reps included Region 1 Trustee Lisa Watson and District Secretary Mark McDonald, although Mark proudly is a long-time member of Kiwanis of San Diego.

    Sanam Charlton earned a Distinguished Service Award for her great work on the Community Impact Grant Team.

    New member Kevin Currier earned his official name tag and a Distinguished Service Award!

    Jeremy Alexander also earned his official name tag and Distinguished Service Award.  Plus he acted as DJ at the event!  Our new members are making us proud!

    Heather Robinson earned a Youth Service Award.

    As did Jeremy Hersch, for making the 65th Annual Laurels for Leaders happen as the President.

    Mike Boland was honored and thanked for his 2 years of service as President alongside his beautiful wife Christy.

    Chuck Day was awarded an upgrade to his Hixson -- now at Diamond Level!

    Doug Frost also received an upgrade to his Hixson. Another Diamond fellow.

    Jay Jeffcoat aka Sean Cwas honored for 45 years as a Kiwanian!

    Gordon Boerner received his 30-year pin! Jim Floros also has been a Kiwanian for 30 years!

    Scody Hage -- 45 years, Richard Shaw - 45 years, and Eldon Thompson -- 40 years were not in attendance but honored nonetheless.

    Judy Leitner was thanked for her many years of service through all her positions, and most recently as outgoing Immediate Past President.

    Susan Day was welcomed as incoming President.

    Steve Morris will be following Susan as incoming Vice President.

    The entire incoming board includes:

    President Susan Day

    Immediate Past President Mike Boland

    Vice President Steve Morris

    Secretary Karina Sousa

    Treasurer Brian Krause

    Class of 2023 - Glen Honig and Kevin Currier

    Class of 2024- Justin Frisco and Tom Bauer

    Class of 2025- Gordon Boerner and Ryan Callan

    Looking great for 2023!

  • 7 Sep 2022 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    President Mike Boland called our Annual Meeting to order on Zoom, and we quickly got to the major business at hand, election of next year's board:

    • President Susan Day
    • Immediate Past President Mike Boland
    • Secretary Karina Sousa
    • Treasurer Brian Krause
    • Class of 2023: Glen Honig, Kevin Currier
    • Class of 2024: Justin Frisco, Tom Bauer
    • Class of 2025: Gordon Boerner, Ryan Callan

    Next, we discussed that it is time to renew membership -- due October 1.

    Next year we have condensed our teams into these 5 and would like all members to join and participate in one of them:

    • Membership
    • Programming/speaker
    • Community grants
    • Scholarships
    • Community service

    Club Secretary Karina Sousa gave a tutorial of WildApricot's features including the membership directory, event registration, linking to Google calendar, and more.  She also encouraged members to download the WildApricot app and to follow Kiwanis on all our social media platforms:

    We wished happy birthday to:

    • Tom Bauer - 9/7
    • Kevin Currier - 9/11
    • Jim Floros - 9/22
    • Claire LeBeau - 9/24
    • Carl Nettleton - 9/28

    Then we collected fines / Bill's Bucks and auctioned off Padres tickets.  The winners in these categories:

    • Carl Nettleton - celebrating his birthday
    • Claire LeBeau - birthday and winner of the Padres tickets for date night before baby #2 appears
    • Mike Boland - congrats to Claire
    • Judy Leitner - working on a kitchen remodel
    • Karina Sousa - congrats to Claire
    • Gordon Boerner - no Kiwanis gear when he showed up at the STAR/PAL service project

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at all the exciting upcoming events!

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