Back to School Shopping
Our next Back to School Shopping
Spree was September 10, 2016.
On September 12, 2015, the Kiwanis
Club of Placentia sponsored 11 kids from their community to this
great project. Saturday morning at 7 am, parents with
kids in tow arrived at the JC Penny in Brea for the annual
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Rick Smith and Dennis O'Hern
LOT318 and Kids
Gali of LOT318, Placentia, CA was our guest speaker at our
August 28 morning Kiwanis meeting. Letty ministers at-risk youth
and their community by empowering them to see their worth and
purpose in this world. LOT318 holds various events and service
opportunities throughout the year. We thank Letty Gali and
other volunteer community leaders for making a difference.
In addition, we
would like to thank our guests Kate and Harjop (not shown) from
Valencia high school. They are putting together a Key Club at
Valencia and welcome their support to Kiwanis family.
Reading = Happy
Placentia Library District
collaborates with community partners on summer reading video
promotion, "Reading = Happy." Kiwanis Club of Placentia is proud
to be part of the Fun! See the video here
Placentia Kiwanis Total K
By Dennis O'Hern
It was truly an inclusive Kiwanis
project with members from the Placentia club, Brea club, Fullerton
club, CSUF Circle K, and the Magic Kingdom Circle K (UCI) painting
the two mobile homes for the Paint Your Heart Out organization.
In addition, there was a good group from the Vietnamese Student
Association at UCI, the Paint Your Heart Out club from Walnut High
School, and a few other volunteers who just wanted to help.
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Placentia Kiwanis Hosts BBQ at
Closing Ceremonies of the Miracle League of North Orange County
June 2, Placentia Kiwanis and
friends started the day early prepping at 6 am and serving hot
dogs, chips, drinks from 7 am to 9 am, followed by
Thanks to all of our members (Pam Tancordo, John Lewis, Rick
Smith, John Lynch, Kathleen Scherger), Brea Kiwanis members (Don
Hull and dual member Dennis O'Hern), El Dorado Key Club
members (Katie Nguyen, Michelle Lee, and Tim Park), CSUF
Circle K friends (Karl Yabes and April Rios) and Circle K
Alumni Jorly Chatouphonexay who helped us serve hot dogs,
chips and drinks. Double click on a small thumbnail images below
and a large one will display below.
The following weekend, Placentia
Kiwanians and El Dorado High School Key Clubbers hosted a pancake
breakfast for Special Olympics at Cal-State-Long Beach.
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photos of the Closing Ceremonies.
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'Quartermania' Fund Raiser
The Kiwanis club of
Placentia will hold its Quartermania Fund Raiser on Saturday,
February 16 from 11:00 Am to 3:00 PM at the Backs building, 201 N
Bradford in Placentia. The admission advance ticket cost is $20
which includes lunch and one drink ticket. The admission
ticket at the door will be $25. Please contact
Dennis O'Hern for tickets and questions
Members' Dine Out
Members of the club gather once a
month out side of the regular club meeting for dinner and fun.
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Placentia Kiwanis Continues to Grow with
More New Members
Jo Ann Sowards looks on as husband Greg is installed.
Kathleen Scherger installed by sponsor, Richard
Pres. Dennis installs Stephaine.
Photo by Kathy DeRose
At the November 1 meeting when Stephanie was
installed, local veterans were invited for breakfast.
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small thumbnails above for larger photos.
Four new club members have joined the club.
They are Kathleen Scherger, Greg Sowards, and Judi Gollette (not
Also installed a week later is Stephaine Walker. All are former members of the old Whittier-Rio Hondo Kiwanis club.
Photos coming soon.
Dennis Recognized for Accomplishments
In the photo above, President Dennis is seen with Brea Kiwanian
Charlie Phillips. Dennis received the coveted Division 30
Sho Yamada Award at the Division 30 Installation in September. .
was also presented with the K-Family Builders Special Award for
his work in organizing the Kiwanis Club of Placentia.
Eat and Support Rubio Fund
Raiser for the K-9 Acquisition
by the Placentia Police Department.
On July 26, 20% of any
purchase made at the Rubio's Restaurant, located at 127 E Yorba
Linda Blvd. in Placentia between the hours of 2:00 pm and closing,
will be donated to the K-9 Foundation. HOWEVER, you must present a
copy of this attached flyer for the contribution to be made.
CLICK HERE to download flyer
Placentia Library Summer
Kiwanis help is needed
to assist with managing food booths, parking direction, directing
other volunteers. For more information on the what we need
to do, click here.
Richard Olmstead Presents Charter
night, July 11, 2012, Kiwanis Governor Richard Olmstead (r)
presents the new club Charter to Kiwanis Club President Dennis
O'Hern (l) and the officers and members of the newest Kiwanis
Also in attendance were Mayor
Jeremy Yamaguchi and
Police Chief Rick Hicks.
Besides receiving the
charter, banner and bell, President Dennis and Dr. Ed Norman were
presented Distinguished Service
Awards from CNH Foundation and plaques from the Kiwanis Club of
in appreciation for all their hard work, dedication and
As a token of appreciation,
President Dennis presented to Ed Norman and Governor Richard
Olmstead with Kiwanis Club of Placentia membership polo shirts.
For additional pictures of the
Charter Night festivities, click on the photograph below.
Click here for a
history of the club's development or How To Build a Kiwanis Club.
Read Around The World
Linda Piper continue their weekly Read Around the World visits to
the Cathy Torres Center to read to and be read to by the children.
If other members are interested in participating, there is
paperwork to complete and a background check to undergo prior to
the first meeting with the kids.
Successful Titan Clinic
The April 26 Titan
Clinic at Goodwin Field on the campus of CSUF was a huge success.
The student ballplayers from CSUF had skull sessions, batting
tips, and pitching advice for the players of the Miracle League of
North Orange County. After everyone was sufficiently schooled, all
participants and onlookers were treated to a marvelous pasta
buffet from Lascaris Restaurant.
Our next to do with
the Miracle League will be at its Closing ceremony on June 3 at
Kraemer Park from noon to 3:30. Thanks to Dwayne and Kathy DeRose,
Tony Falaro, Ed Garcia, Richard Hardy, John Lynch, Andrae Miller,
Dennis O’Hern, Emily Palacios, Linda Piper and Rick Smith for
their help. The Miracle League of North Orange County was happy to
La Habra Kiwanis B.U.G
The small but mighty
Kiwanis Club of La Habra has asked for help on Wednesday,
May 23 to put on the second of its two yearly spaghetti dinners at
the La Habra Community Center located at La Habra Blvd and Euclid.
This dinner is designed to recognize the top students in La Habra
as an offshoot of its highly successful and long running Bringing
Up Grades (B.U.G.) Program. Anyone who is available is asked to
arrive anytime after 3:30 PM. The event lasts until about 8:30 PM.
and Spring Festival
Placentia Library has asked the Kiwanis Club of Placentia for help
with its "Easter Eggcitement and Spring Carnival" on March 31 8:00
AM to 2:00 PM. Help will be needed from 5:30 AM to set up and
until 3:30 PM to take down.
During the event, extra hands also supervised some of the
attractions like the Train Ride and Bounce Houses, and sold
tickets at these attractions. But we were not done yet. Kiwanis
also helped cook pancakes in the morning, and hot dogs and
hamburgers in the afternoon.
Placentia Police Deputy Chief Ward Smith.
Now you see him...........Now you don't.
Kiwanis group worked under the
auspices of the Boys & Girls Club at this event, providing labor
to the Boys & Girls Club, helping to check IDs and sell wrist
bands for alcoholic beverages
In addition, the Kiwanis group sold
prepackaged snacks and soft drinks from the same proximate area.
Chick-Fil-A provided food and staff from about 3:00 PM through the
end of the concert that followed the Heritage Days festivities.
Chick-Fil-A will prepare box lunches comprised of a chicken
sandwich, a bag of chips, and a brownie. Separate individual
chicken sandwiches would also be available. A portion of the
profits would come back to the Kiwanis group.
Work Project at the Boys and
Bulletin Boards Hung
Sorting by theme
Combining our effort with members of the Kiwanis
Club of Brea, a work project was held at Boys and Girls Club of
Brea, Yorba Linda, and Placentia on May 14. Bulletin boards,
dry-erase boards were installed, the library was sorted and
computers were hooked up.
Miracle League Closing Ceremony
Lunch was served at the Miracle League Closing Ceremony at Torii Hunter
Field in Kraemer Park, Chapman and Walnut, at noon on June 5.
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For additional information or to RSVP, please contact the