Welcome to Kiwanis Club of Bay Osos!

Serving Los Osos, Baywood, Morro Bay and Cayucos.


Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities.

Our Mission: Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry,mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick.

They develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and far more.

No problem is too big or too small.

Why? Because working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.

When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, Great things happen.

We have fun too!


Our See’s Candy webshop is open! Candy will be delivered direct to your home starting in November, free shipping on orders over $75. All proceeds go to our scholarship fund for local students. Order early, don’t miss out! Click on the logo below to go to the website. Thanks!



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.


Check our event calendar for the schedule of events.

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Past Events


Goodbye to Lt. Governor Al Strunk!

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.

A special message from retiring Lt. Governor Al Strunk, Division 24, Cal-Nev-Ha District

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.



Past Events










Melanie Williams-Mahan, 2020-2021 President







President Williams-Mahan with Immediate Past President Jimmy Delmore and President-Elect Cathy Nesser




















Captain Elaine Mansoor, County Coordinator of the Salvation Army San Luis Obispo Corps, receives a check for $1,000.00 from the Kiwanis Club of Bay-Osos Spiritual Aims Chair Al Strunk. The money, a combination of funds from the club and a donation from the Golden State Water Company combined with an additional $1,000.00 from a local doner will be used to provide food for those in need over the holiday period.

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