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South Pas Kiwanis Club Celebrates Centennial

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Giancarlo Diaz
The Review


For the past 100 years, the local Kiwanis Club has sponsored more than 600 students in its high school leadership program, called Key Club, and has helped more than 30,000 children with 3,000 service projects and 700 fundraisers.
“Our club currently sponsors Builders Club for middle school students and Key Club for high school students, and an Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities, all to help our community’s kids thrive, prosper and grow,” said Kiwanis Club 2023-24 President Ernie Arnold in a February press release.
The Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena is known for its signature project, the Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast, which serves as both a community event and fundraiser for scholarships and service projects. Some of those projects include the Reading Oasis for the Wellness Centers at both South Pasadena High and Middle schools. The club raises $25,000 every year to support the projects through the pancake breakfast and by hosting See’s Candy sales.
The club also supports the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the library summer reading program. For more information about the Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena, call Arnold at (626) 379-0776 or visit The club meets on the first and third Wednesdays at noon each month at the Renew UMC, 699 Monterey Road in South Pasadena. New members are welcome.

First published in the March 22 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

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