Kiwanis of Pacific Beach

Kiwanis of Pacific Beach


2024 Speaker & Event Schedule

Each Thursday, Kiwanians meet at the Broken Yolk Cafe for breakfast at 7:30 am. Once a month, one or more local “Students of the Month” attend the meeting who are chosen by their teachers to be recognized for their leadership skills and as role models for others to follow. The students receive an award certificate and Mr. Frostie Dollars.

Many meetings feature a presentation by a knowledgeable speaker about a topic of interest to members. Following are scheduled presentations (subject to change):

Jan. 4 – Scott Wahl, Assistant Chief, San Diego Police Department
Jan. 18 – Nuhamin Woldeyes, Key Club Member, has been selected to represent the County of San Diego at the 2023 Spirit of America Youth Leadership program in Pennsylvania in April. She is seeking our financial support to attend and will meet with us again after the conference.

Feb. 1
– Joe LaCava, District 1 Councilmember
Feb. 15
– Ross Porter, President, Balboa Park Committee of 100
Feb. 15 – Student of the Month
Feb. 29 – Christina Wainwright, PB Taylor Library

March 7 – Kingsley Chau, Principal, Barnard Elementary School
March 14
– Robert Niderost, retired S.D. County Sheriff Dept., shooter survival training
March 21 – Felix Chu, San Diego Airport update
March 21 – Student of the Month
March 28 – Rajah Gainey, SDSU, speaks about AI and ChatGPT

April 18 – Student of the Month

May 16 – Student of the Month
May 30
– Hope of America award

June 6 – Mission Bay High School Scholarship Recipients
June 13 – Jorge Palacios, MBHS Athletic Director

2024Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Save the date! This year’s Wine Tasting Fundraiser will be August 17.

Our 2023 “Wine-down Summer” was a big success! The sold-out event was enjoyed by all. Special thanks to Broken Yolk Cafe for the venue and food, and to Total Wine & More for discounted beverages and a private wine class as an auction item. The following businesses also donated gift cards or items to the silent auction:

Arbor Collective ✶ Belmont Park ✶ Better Buzz Coffee ✶ Boulevard Automotive ✶ Broken Yolk ✶ Café Athena ✶ Campland on the Bay ✶ Century Club of San Diego ✶ The Collective ✶ Dirty Birds ✶ Firehouse American Eatery & Lounge ✶ Gallery at Land’s End ✶ The Grass Skirt ✶ Konitos ✶ Mavericks Beach Club ✶ Milestone Running ✶ Mission + Garnet ✶ North Shores Printery ✶ Pacific Beach Fish Shop ✶ PB Surf Shop ✶ Point Loma Sport Fishing ✶ Pueblo Restaurant ✶ Scuderie Italia ✶ SD TapRoom ✶ Thrill Seekers ✶ Trader Joe’s ✶ Village Hat Shop ✶ Waterbar

Download the 2023 Wine-down flyer.

2023 Speaker & Event Schedule

We appreciate the many speakers who generously shared their time and insights last year:

April 13/20 – Jason Rognoni, Navy/Army Recruiter
April 27 – Captain Scott Wahl, San Diego Police Department
June 8  – Jorge Palacios, Athletic Director, Mission Bay High School
June 15 – JP Balmat, Mission Bay HS Performing Arts Center
June 22 – Dr. Eric Brown, Principal, Mission Bay High School
June 29 – Alysia Smith, Principal, Holly Drive Leadership Academy
July 20 – Adam Osorio, Bayside Community Center
Sept. 28 – Robert Lewis, coastal engineer
Oct. 12 – Rajah Gainey, Office of Housing Administration, SDSU
Nov. 2 – Rosemary Sutter, Freedom Dogs
Nov. 9 – Wheeler Fisher of Generate Hope speaks about sex trafficking
Nov. 16 – Liz Segrè, ZLAC women’s rowing club
Nov. 30 – Yemaya Bruce, Mission Bay Key Club
Dec. 7 – Neill Kovrig, Kiwanis Div. 21 Lt. Gov., annual visit and update