The Kiwanis Club of San Francisco is having a big birthday celebration this next year! It was almost a century ago, on June 14, 1920, that a group of civic-minded San Franciscans first met at the Fairmont Hotel to charter the Kiwanis Club of San Francisco. Thirty years later in the early 1950s our members had the ability and foresight to establish a generous permanent trust fund that continues to this day as a primary source for our charitable giving.
Over the years, our club has volunteered countless hours and in excess of one million dollars to worthy causes in our community. We are happy to lend our support to, among others, the St. Francis Hospital Bothin Burn Unit, Boy Scouts Bay Area Outreach, and Salvation Army Harbor Light Center. Our club is also proud to sponsor the Lowell High School Key Club and the University of San Francisco Circle K Club. We are making our plans now to ring bells for Salvation Army in front of Macys at Union Square, an annual volunteer opportunity our members enjoy every December.
Our club meets for lunch at the Fairmont Hotel on the second Tuesday of each month. We are very proud of the speakers featured at these meetings. Recently we have hosted such luminaries as Will Durst, Duffy Jennings and Carl Nolte. Our board of directors meets each fourth Tuesday of the month at the St. Francis Hospital Foundation offices.
Our December holiday luncheon at the Fairmont Hotel has become a destination lunch for many of our friends in other Kiwanis clubs, and we have a memorable time planned for you all again this year on December 10. We are very happy to welcome a group of very talented professional singers and musicians who will share with us an operatic celebration of the season. Please check out our invitation and try to join us for this memorable event
Lt Governor Derek Lubich at the board member pinning