Kiwanis Club

Pasta for Pennies

The Pasta for Pennies fundraiser brought in $200,000 for the San Diego Leukemia-Lymphoma Society. Kiwanis and our local schools participated in collecting donations for this worthy cause. There is one class from each school who will receive a catered lunch compliments of the Olive Garden. The total raised by our Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa schools exceeded $11,000! In addition, a portion of the donations will be given to the schools for teaching supplies. What a great effort by our local youth!

Thanks to Kiwanis Club member Jim Farrier for personally signing up most of the local schools this year. The Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa participating schools were: E.B. Scripps, Miramar Ranch, and Jerabek elementary schools; Marshall, Challenger, and Wangenheim middle schools; and, Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, and Twain high schools.

More Service Projects

Our Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at E.B. Scripps Elementary School was a hit! Our club hosted the dinner and the proceeds were split between Kiwanis and the school.

Our club was on site to help direct and load the dumpsters for the SRCA’s Scripps Ranch Clean Up Day. It was fun sprucing up the Ranch.

"Rebuilding Together, San Diego" was a project to rehab a home for battered women in La Mesa. Our club, along with Key Club members, assisted the Tierrasanta club.

At the Special Olympics nothing starts an athlete’s day like a good breakfast. That’s where we come in. Yes, once again in June, we will do our part by serving breakfast. The high school Key Clubs are a big part of this event.

Interesting Speakers

Diane Niles from the Center for the Developmentally Disabled gave a presentation at a recent breakfast. She gave us great tips on how to approach, and what to say to, people with disabilities.

You are welcome to join our meetings, which are held every Wednesday from 7 to 8 am at Mimi’s Restaurant in the Mira Mesa Marketplace–we will buy you breakfast! For more information, call me at 536-9821 or visit our website at [www.smmkiwanis.org].

Mark Branning