2018 started off as a success with our first luncheon of the new year! Tom Bauer kicked us off with a wonderful invocation.
followed by a patriotic song led by Darren Norton
We had quite a few special guests that we welcomed with open arms!
Maura from Children's Hospital of the Californias
Guests from New Children’s Museum - Erin + Megan
Guests Jim + Karen
Newest member Mike Boland!
Bonita + Chula Vista Kiwanis!
Prez Maurer reflecting on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
We had lots of happy people in attendance giving some bucks for Bill!
We presented the San Diego Food Bank with a check for $4,500 today. The CEO, our dear Jim Floros, gave us a quick update on all the incredible things going on with the Food Bank!
We also presented a check to the Laurels for Leaders crew! Don't miss the Laurels for Leaders luncheon on February 21st at SDSU! Our Chairman of the Day was Carl Nettleton who introduced our speaker, Andy Carey
Andy updated us on the border relations with Mexico. The program video ended up being too long to post to Youtube but if you're interested, contact email@example.com!
Andy Carey was named Executive Director of the U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership (BPP) in September 2008. The BPP is a binational membership organization that strengthens individuals and institutions that serve border communities so that they can achieve their individual missions in the region. BPP works to grow community philanthropy, leadership and cross-border collaboration in order to increase the human and financial capital needed to address the complex issues facing the region. Since 2008, the BPP has grown to nearly 300 institutional members from across the U.S. and Mexico, training hundreds of civic leaders and dispersing over $150,000 in technical assistance. Additionally BPP has engaged numerous national and international agencies to educate them about the actual realities and assets of the border region. He also serves as Adjunct Faculty member in the University of San Diego’s School on Leadership and Education Sciences, where he teaches a graduate level course in binational nonprofit management. Prior to joining the BPP, Andy served for 15 years at Kiwanis International. Andy served as a member of the Executive Management Team, and was responsible for leading growth initiatives throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the South Pacific and led Kiwanis’ Worldwide Service Project initiative in Latin America to virtually eliminate Iodine Deficiency Disorders. He completed his baccalaureate degree in Political Science and Foreign Language, and his master’s degree in Latin American Studies at Purdue University. Andy is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. In his community, Andy was appointed Commissioner of the Independent Districting Commission to form electoral districts to elect City Council representatives in Escondido, CA. Andy also serves on the advisory board of St. Mary Catholic School.
More information on the Border Philanthropy Partnership here!
THIS FRIDAY – January 19th – 2018 Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic at Camp Pendleton! Spaces still available!
January 27th – Boys to Men – 1 Wave Challenge & Beach Run – looking for participants!
January 30th – Kiwanis Night Out – Location TBD (Looking to confirm a visit to our 2017 CWIP Recipient – New Children’s Museum – Community Gallery – More info to come!)
January 31st – Club + Foundation Board Meetings – 7am (Club) / 8am (Foundation) – Burn Institute
February 3rd – Burn Institute – Burn Run/Walk 5k– looking for participants!
February 6th – Club Luncheon – Rob Hutsel, President/CEO of SD River Park Foundation will talk about Foundation's new facility along river in Mission Valley (CWIP GRANT recipient)
February 13th – Networking Social: SPEED NETWORKING – Location TBD (Interested? Reply to this email)
February 14th – Interclub: Harbor – 12:10 pm – Waffle House (2323 Midway)
February 21st – LAURELS FOR LEADERS – 11:30 am – Conrad Prebys – REGISTER ONLINE!
More information on all of these events listed on our KIWANIS EVENTS PAGE!