KIDS NEED KIWANIS
Kids are curious, lovable and hilarious. They are also wild, impatient and vulnerable. Kiwanis is looking out for kids in every corner of the globe with more than 550,000 volunteers who serve their communities through local clubs.
Partnering with the Morro Bay Department of Recreation Services, the Kiwanis Club of Bay Osos provided cooking services for the Pancakes with Santa event held at the Veterans Hall in Morro Bay on Saturday, December 4, 2022. Pictured is Edward Gallardo, “Serving the Children of the World,” one at a time. “Flapjack” Annie Wahler, Deanna Sweeney, Warren Lilly, Peter Starlings, Olivia Martinez and Al Strunk served as elves to help Santa feed the kids and their parents.
Kiwanians Steve Auslender and President Cherrie Katayama present Eileen Murta, Area Director for the Girl Scouts in Los Osos with a check to support our local Scouts.
Kiwanian of the Year Olivia Martinez receives her award from outgoing President Cathy Nesser.
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Bay-Osos Edward Gallardo, Annie Wahler, Olivia Martinez, Peter Starlings and Past Lt. Governor Al Strunk with Myra Strunk represent the club at the 2022 District Convention held in Desert Springs, CA.
Lt. Governor Al Strunk, Division 24, Cal-Nev-Ha District, is stepping down after many years in the position. He was given his honorary white jacket, might be a smidge too small!
Another loss for the Bay Osos Kiwanis, George Janeway is stepping down from his role as do-everthing guy for the club. Shown here with Secretary Heidi Smith, retiring Lt. Gov. Al Strunk, and Treasurer Warren Lilly. Past President Melanie Williams-Mahan is behind George, and Myra Strunk is seated on the right. Thanks for everything George!
The club is in good hands with the new crew! From left to right, Secretary Heidi Smith, Secretary of Minutes Olivia Martinez, President Elect Cherrie Katayama, Past President Melanie Williams-Mahan, Vice President Deanna Sweeney, and President Cathy Nesser.
Since 1982 the Kiwanis Club of Bay-Osos has served our local communities of Los Osos, Baywood and Morro Bay by providing signature events and funding centered on supporting our local kids. From the beginning, hundreds of volunteer members have barbecued tons of beef and chicken, burgers and dogs, flipped a boatload of pancakes, boiled and dyed or stuffed with treats thousands of Easter Eggs, aided our youth along the path from Cub Den to Eagle Scout, fostered young leaders through the Kiwanis Key Leader program, provided Morro Bay High School graduates with scholarship assistance, helped parent’s organizations in fund-raising at Los Osos elementary and middle schools and the Athletic Support Group at MBHS. We’ve done all of this while having a great time making good friends and meeting our neighbors.
Like all service organizations, the pandemic has upset our apple cart. At the time of this writing returning to full service and in person meetings is in abeyance. However, for more information and updates please visit our website at kiwanisbayosos.org or look for us on Facebook.
We will return to service and welcome you to join us in our efforts.