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Los Rancheros Kiwanis in Action


Holiday Food Drive & Fun

Kiwanis Los Rancheros teamed up with Jon Shea of Shea Realty Group/Compass to collect food and drink to donate to Interfaith Community Services. The donations benefit the homeless within our community. It wasn't all work though. There were pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, arts and crafts, and free elf punch, coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts […]

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Bringing Cheer to The Ronald McDonald House

It's always a special day when organizer and Kiwanian, Julie Sleeper comes together with all her wonderful volunteers to decorate the Ronald McDonald House for the holidays. The Ronald McDonald House is a comfortable and safe place for families to stay when their child is admitted to Rady Children's Hospital. During the holidays it is […]

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15th Year of Helping Wounded Warriors

For 15 years Kiwanis Los Rancheros has provided one hundred and twenty (120) Thanksgiving dinners for the Wounded Warriors Battalion West, Camp Pendleton. Lunch was served afterward for all the volunteers, including several Marines who were there to load and deliver the dinners. A special thank you to Dan and Anna Cota for organizing the […]

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Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Oaks North Golf Course, Rancho Bernardo was again the site for this year's charity golf tournament. Proceeds help veterans and military families. This event brought nearly one-hundred (100) golfers, fifty (50) hole sponsors, raffle prize donors, and wonderful performers. We hope you will consider joining us next year for this fabulous event!

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First Annual Trade School Career Fair

Kiwanis of Los Rancheros and NECA collaborated to host the first Annual Trade School Career Fair. There were numerous trades represented with over 150 attendees. The fair was held at the new San Diego Oasis Rancho Bernardo. The event was free and open to the community. A special thank you to Poway Unified High Schools […]

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Helping Support North County Veterans Stand Down

Los Rancheros Kiwanis volunteered at the 4-day North County Veterans Stand Down in Vista, CA. This yearly event provides veterans and military family members with free medical, vision, and dental services as well as healthy food, legal services, homeless court, pet services, art, clothing, and more. Donated clothing and shoes were collected, last month, at […]

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North County Veteran Stand Down Clothing Drive

Los Rancheros Kiwanis, Boy Scout Troop #681, Girl Scout Troop #2927, Kiwins and Key Club members from Poway Unified School District, and Marines from Camp Pendleton assisted in the North County Veteran Stand Down Clothing Drive. Individuals from these groups collected and sorted donations generously given by the surrounding communities. Multiple North County Starbucks also […]

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More Art Lessons with Ms. Kara

Kiwanis of Los Rancheros continue to sponsor weekly art lessons at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. This week Ms. Kara taught the children how to draw palm trees and a hammock. Several Kiwanis members and Ronald McDonald House Charities President and CEO, Charles Day were present for all the fun and learning!

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Los Rancheros Kiwanis Annual Scholarships

The Rancho Bernardo Country Club was the location for the Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Los Rancheros Kiwanis awarded a group of Poway Unified School District recipients with scholarships. The recipients are outstanding students who excel in their perspective areas. While a few are incoming Freshman several are returning awardees. One particular recipient, Caitlyn Hauw was […]

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Art Lessons with Ms. Kara

Art is a form of expression that can bring happiness, to children, in a high and pure fashion. That is what Kiwanis of Los Rancheros aims to do with the help of Ms. Kara. Art lessons will be sponsored weekly at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. The first week Ms. Kara taught […]

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16th Annual Pancake Festival

Webb Park was the site of The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society's 16th Annual Pancake Festival. Many in the community were in attendance to be served breakfast cooked by Kiwanians of Poway and Los Rancheros. Among those serving were the RBH Key and Kiwins Club, Scouts BSA Troop 681 and 685. Other volunteers included the Girl […]

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Warming Hearts at Monarch School

Kiwanian, Laura Leaver, delivered 80 assorted sweatshirts and hoodies for K-12th grade students at the Monarch School in downtown San Diego on behalf of the Los Rancheros Club.  A warm welcome and gracious smile was received from Monarch's Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator, Zaira Martinez who was overjoyed with Kiwanis donation.  The donation was placed […]

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Uplifting Way to Volunteer During the Holidays

Each year the Kiwanis Club of Los Rancheros coordinates decorating the two San Diego Ronald McDonald Houses for Christmas. This event starts the week of Thanksgiving, with moving the decorations from storage, organizing, and preparing for the big day. The Saturday after Thanksgiving volunteers arrive from Key Clubs, Churches, and other Kiwanis Clubs to spend […]

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Kiwanis Breakfast of Champions Honorees

Kiwanis of Los Rancheros honored the achievements of ten remarkable scholar-athletes from five high schools within the Poway Unified School District at the first annual Breakfast of Champions on Saturday.  All ten excel in their academic pursuits while exhibiting outstanding athletic abilities and citizenship.  The honorees were nominated by each school's Athletic Director. They were […]

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Kiwanis Breakfast of Champions Student Athletes to be Recognized

In collaboration with the five athletic departments in the Poway Unified School District, Kiwanis of Los Rancheros is honored to recognize and award student athletes at the Breakfast of Champions. Scholastic achievement, community service, and good citizenship are the primary award criteria. Each school nominates two athletes, one male and one female, from the senior […]

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Local non-profits team up to support our communities.

Kiwanians CIndy Steele, Grandma Lulu's Table, and Judy Blackford, Gently Hugged, teamed up recently for a food distribution event in Vista. The Backyard Produce Project donated fresh fruit for the event. Los Rancheros Kiwanis is happy to support these organizations.

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Adopt a Highway

Los Rancheros Kiwanis helps keep our community clean. After completing a safety training course from CalTrans, members of Kiwanis got together to clean the area surrounding the on/off ramp at I-15 and West Bernardo Drive and Pomerado Road.

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Sienna's Garden: Rolling Hills Elementary School

Los Rancheros Kiwanis was honored to donate time and money to Sienna's Garden. The parents and older sibings of Sienna, an early elementary student, had a goal of rehabilitating the adjacent public park in memory of Sienna. After countless hurdles with the city, Sienna's Garden was created.

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Three Fabulous Sisters

When 3 sisters, Regan, Kelly and Julia learned of the many benefits of Sensory Pathways, they took it upon themselves to create one at 2 local Elementary Schools in 4S Ranch. Autism experts, occupational and physical therapists, and teachers clearly recognize the value these pathways offer. With a little guidance, a donation from Los Rancheros […]

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Cross Town Rival Trophy

For over 2 decades, the Kiwanis Cross Town Rivalry trophy has been passed along to the winner of the last football game of the season between Mt. Carmel High School and Westview High School. This highly coveted trophy is kept for the year by the winner of the game. Congratulations Mt. Carmel High School, winner […]

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Thanksgiving Meals for Military Families

Kiwanian Dan Cota, once again, led the way for this special project by handling all the logistics and purchasing the items needed for assembling Thanksgiving dinner boxes for veterans. Over 120 families at Camp Pendleton received a box with a turkey, pie, fresh vegetables, and additional items needed to make a complete meal. With help […]

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What Do You Get When You Cross Kiwanis, Gently Hugged and Starbucks?

You get 3 drop off locations for new and gently used baby item donations. Due to the generosity of our Rancho Bernardo Community, Gently Hugged collected a large amount of baby clothes and blankets for babies, 12 months and younger. The items were then packed and given to hospitals, clinics, and social workers for distribution […]

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The NORTH COUNTY VETERAN STAND DOWN Clothing Drive.

With help from Los Rancheros Kiwanis, a local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troop, NCVSD’s drive through clothing drive collected items needed for their upcoming annual event. Donations of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothes, shoes and boots were generously given by our community.

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Generous Donation to Girl Scouts

Kiwanian Randy Tenzer was happy to deliver a check to Anjali and Anika from Girl Scout Troop 2927. At the start of the pandemic, Anjali came up with the idea of Packaged with Love bags to brighten the day of others. The bags contained a variety of products geared towards seniors, healthcare workers, firefighters and […]

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Local children get a visit from Santa

For 18 years, Los Rancheros Kiwanis has ensured that Santa delivers child friendly school supplies, a book and a handmade wooden toy to low-income state and federally funded preschools in our community. This past year, Santa handed out gifts to over 161 children and a great time was had by all. A special thanks to […]

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