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Kiwanis Club of Pasadena Celebrating 102nd Anniversary

Club to Celebrate Milestone with Roaring 20’s Celebration and New Officer Installation

Published on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 12:06 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Pasadena is celebrating its 102nd anniversary of serving Pasadena children this year. The Club will mark the anniversary with a Roaring 20’s Dinner Celebration on October 20th to honor the Club’s legacy since 1920. All are invited to attend. The Celebration Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 20th at 5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Campus, 960 East Walnut Street, Pasadena. The Club will also be installing new officers for the coming year at the event, including incoming President Chris Kolbeck and Vice President Laura Hernandez. Tickets are $50 each, and guests are requested to RSVP to Chris Kolbeck at Proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Club’s charitable activities in the Pasadena community, and many community leaders are expected to be in attendance. Click here to view flyer.

“As one of the oldest and largest service clubs in Pasadena and the world, we are proud and excited to celebrate our decades of supporting the many children in this wonderful community. Right now, our Kiwanis mission of making a difference in kids’ lives has never been more important. We welcome the community to join us on October 20th and to learn more about the impact of the Kiwanis Club in Pasadena and internationally,” said Chris Kolbeck, incoming President of the Kiwanis Club of Pasadena. According to Kolbeck, the Club is actively recruiting new members, and all are welcome to join. Says Kolbeck, “This milestone is an opportunity to celebrate our legacy in Pasadena for over a century, and how we enthusiastically work closely with and financially support numerous schools and non-profit organizations – all for the greater good of the children.”

The Club’s most recent activities after the pandemic have included a Student Awards Dinner in May, celebrating distinguished students from local middle and high schools and Pasadena City College, and hosting a Rose Queen and Court Dinner and Open House. The Kiwanis Club of Pasadena also recently participated in a holiday Adopt-A-Family Program and awarded grants to local youth-serving organizations, including the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena. Anyone interested in joining the Kiwanis Club may reach out to Chris Kolbeck at or (626) 590-6720.

Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive. The Kiwanis Club of Pasadena has been fulfilling the international Kiwanis mission through unique and innovative service projects and fundraising initiatives. Club members an eclectic mix of ages, genders, occupations, backgrounds and interests. Members are passionate about making the community and the world a better place for children so they can thrive.

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