The KIWANIS CLUB OF TORREY PINES, LA JOLLA (TPK) was formed on 1982 and was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla.  In 1998, the Jewel City Club merged with TPK and in 2013 the Scripps-Mira Mesa Club merged.  TPK serves the communities of La Jolla, University City, Scripps Ranch, and Mira Mesa.

Our club has approximately 20 members.  Members are expected to participate in Club service projects and fundraising activities.  Our club’s Key Number reference to Kiwanis International is K10667. 

We meet on Wednesday mornings at Tthe Good Samaritan Episcopal Church Roett Hall on the corner of Eastgate Mall and Genesse Avenue. Our morning meetings start at 7:20AM until 8:30AM with a hot breakfast. 

Service to the local community has been the primary objective.  We sponsor Key Clubs at Scripps Ranch High School and Mira Mesa High School; and have Partnerships in Education at Twain Mesa School, Miramar Ranch Elementary, Jerabek Elementary, Mira Mesa High and Scripps Ranch High.  Our Partnership with Twain Mesa School is the oldest partnership within the San Diego Unified School District.

Our club provides funding support to over 30 organizations serving the disabled and arts communities.  We serve the Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade and the Scripps Ranch clean-up.  Rady’s Children’s Hospital is supported through the Miracle Mile of Quarters annual fundraiser.  We award the Karen Brandt Memorial Scholarship to a Twain Mesa student and the Tom Hankins Memorial Athletic Scholarship and trophy to a Mira Mesa High School athlete each year. 

San Diego Festival of the ArtsTo support our efforts we hold fundraisers. The club’s largest fundraiser is the Festival for the Arts.  This event is one of the premier arts festivals in California.  Our 30th year of the Festival is now moving to the Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego by the harbor.  Newly announced, it is now named the San Diego Festival of the ArtsTM.  Our Spaghetti Dinners at Miramar Ranch Elementary and Jerabek Elementary Schools during their open house and art show raise additional funds that are shared with the schools.

In addition to Club activities, we do several outside social events every year.  Although we are not a “networking” club, opportunities for business interaction do develop.




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