Photos and story of the event can be
Another Successful Toys for
Thanks to Dean Hall to
organizing this great event again. Over 500 families
in Brea and La Habra were provided Christmas presents and
For pictures of the event,
Christine Hall given Honorary Membership
Member was presented to Christine Hall as a token of
thanks for her support of our club, our projects, and Dean's
involvement in Brea Kiwanis for over 30 years.
She was very
moved when she learned that we made her an Honorary Member
of Brea Kiwanis.
4th of July
Thanks to club members,
family, friends, Boy Scout Troop 801, BOHS Key Club and
CSUF Circle K members for make this a very successful
Special thanks to Event
Chair and Fearless Leda for getting this thing
For more photos of the
Spelling Bee Awards
First Place, Chloe Chia,
1st grade, Olinda School.
Second, Jessica Lee,
Second, Renny Song, Country Hills
Third, Nathan Song,
Monday, January 11, 2016, was
the big night for the Spelling Bee winners award
presentations. They were honored by the Brea-Olinda School
Board at the Board's meeting.
The presentation to the winners
was one of the first items on the agenda. The pizza party with
the winners, their families, and teachers went on afterwards.
Brea Kiwanis also received
recognition for supporting the Spelling Bee. After the
presentation, the winners and parents will go to Community
Room B where the celebration will continue with the Kiwanis
Thanks to Dr. Henry Cardenas who worked very hard on getting
this all put together, from the actual Spelling Bee to having
the presentation with the Board to organizing the pizza party.
Back to School
This year's Back to School Shopping Spree was a
real community effort with several sponsors. The Soroptimist Club of Brea
sponsored 14 children this year from a club donation and from individual members
who contributed $100 or more each.
Our friends from the Kiwanis Club of Placentia
sponsored 11 kids from their community and traditional sponsor, La Floresta
generously provided funds for 20 kids.
Local businesses also contributed. Thanks to
Citizen Business Bank for their generous support for 10 children and a big
thanks to the employees of Merrill Lynch whose individual donations
helped provide back to school clothing for 10 children.
This entire event would be impossible except for
the generous support from JC Penny and their employees. Their fantastic
employees make personal donations of over $500.
In addition, JC Penny employees donated
back to school supply kit for each child plus they donated their time to assist
with selecting clothing, finding sizes and being great associates.
Additional thanks to JC Penny who also
gave us a 20% discount even on top of sale prices.
Thanks to Henry Eager for chairing this
impressive event and to the members of the Kiwanis Club of Brea.
For photos of the event,
elected 2015-2016 Club President
At our Installation dinner on
September 25, new club officers and directors were installed
for the 2015-2016 year.
Also Kiwanian of the Year was
presented along with the President's Award, the Coveted
Golden Bunny Award.
For more info and photos,
Leda Kim Installed as Newest
Member in Kiwanis
Leda has been busy getting members
signatures for her "New Member Apron". So far she has 8 signatures- Dean, Alan,
Henry E signed it at her work; Debbie (for Charlie), Tom, Dan, Henry C signed it
at the La Habra City Council (after our club received the Operation Santa
Catherine Houston sneaked in her signature
in the Brea Mall Parking lot after Thursday's meeting.
Leda has been keeping busy helping out as
the Kiwanis advisor to our BOHS Key Club.
By Debbie McNulty
Saturday morning dawned cool and
bright with the promise of many young smiling faces
preparing for the Brea Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt at Arovista Park.
Campbell arrived early as he had been recruited by Dean Hall to “run
the show” in Dean’s absence. The Brea Boy Scout Troop 801 arrived early
to help Elvin set up the three search areas for the children- one for preschool,
one for Kindergarten/1st and one for 2nd-3rd grades.
The Key Clubbers followed next with
8 showing up bright eyed and bushy-tailed to help with the children AND to sell
a few baked goods to raise a little money for their club....
Of course, we did have a few actual Brea
members brave the Southern Calif. morning sunshine- Dave Worker and girlfriend,
Katherine, Dennis O’Hern, Elwin Campbell, Tom Green, Joe Salazar, Bill Murray
and Don Hull. Charlie was conspicuously absent though he sent his daughter,
Debbie, in his place as official Key Club liaison and photographer.
For more information on the Hunt and
Daniel Truesdale wins 2014 Brea School District Essay
By Charlie Phillips
The overall winner,
from Brea High School, played his patriotic music theme, 'God
Bless the USA' by Lee Greenwood, as he read his winning essay to
the breakfast audience. Daniel is a high school senior and
National Merit Commended Scholar. He will be attending Baylor
University in the fall.
successful Essay Awards ceremony was put on by our own
and school district Mariposa
Elementary school Principal Dr. Helene Cunningham. The awards were
presented during the Kiwanis meeting and breakfast buffet at the
Embassy Suites Hotel February 27.
This year we had all the school
district principals, essay winner teachers, and district
superintendents attend. All 9 winners had family members
attending. One winner, Shannon Lam, had 6 family members attend.
The Brea Kiwanis Club has sponsored this service event for the
last 29 years.
This year all 9 school district schools participated in the
contest featuring the patriotic theme, " What favorite patriotic
music has moved you personally to inspire your patriotism".
Contestants were encouraged to read and listen to the words of a
favorite patriotic song from any time period and from any type of
music and explain what that song stands for and why it moves you
personally. Competition was encouraged in all elementary 6th
grades, the Junior High and High Schools.
There was one winner from each school and an overall winner from
all the winning essays. Each winner received and honoring plaque
with the overall winner receiving an additional cash award.
Congratulations to Our Winners
Brea Olinda High School
Brea Canyon High School
Brea Jr. High School
North/South Key Club DCM Extravaganza
Key Club Lt
Governors, North and south, had over 150 students sign up for the
joint DCM meeting, sprit event and party. We had about 14
chaperons at the event, including myself and Carol, to mix in the
fun day at Buena Park HS.
Each Division had
their individual DCM meeting and then join in having fun trying to
out do each other with sprit cheers.
It seems every
one contributed something to eat or drink for the party. Our Brea
HS Key Club had 13 members attend. We need more Kiwanis
members to attend. Events like this will make you feel young
again! Thank you Key Club for showing us how to have fun.
Santa Visits Brea
from Dr. Henry, Dr. Tom, Dean Hall, Alan Nakamura, Jim Vecchio and two Brea
Key Clubbers, standing in as my family, were present to receive gifts and
words of wisdom from our Santa up from the south.
Santa, Jim Vecchio, had sage words for all that sat on his lap. I overheard
from a few of the older ladies receiving gifts from Santa, "I can see Santa
doesn't get out much from the North, or is it the South Pole ."
Santa provided Dr. Henry's
son, Steven, a little extra gift before Christmas. Henry's wife, Coreen, and
daughter, Caitlyn also received gifts.
Grt Anaheim's annual
Don Hull, Carol and Charlie Phillips, Dennis O'Hern and
Dr. Tom Green made the early morning trip to Anaheim and met
with friends and fellow Kiwanians at the annual Thanksgiving
breakfast hosted by Greater Anaheim Kiwanis.
Click on photo above for larger image.
Part of Distinguished Kiwanis Division
At the club
Mike Fields presented Brea Kiwanis with a banner patch in
recognition of being a part of Division 30 designated as being a
Kiwanis was earlier recognized as being a Distinguished Club.
That's right, we bad.
Brea Kiwanians and
friends manned the beer and wine booth at the Jazz Festival for
two nights and received part of the sales and all the tips.
Thanks to all who helped out.
Thanks to President
Tom Green for organizing the event. In the above picture,
Dr. Tom can't keep up with the demand. Click on image for
Bill Murray Rejoins Club
Dean Hall presenting
Bill Murray with the new member apron for rejoining the Brea Club after
an 8 year absence
Bill is a former 10 year member from back in 1994. He is our Scholarship
Investment Fund Adviser through Edward Jones Investments. Dean Hall and
Dennis O'Hern has been encouraging Bill to re-enlist as a member for some
time. Dean gave him the red carpet induction with the new-be member apron.
Its great to have Bill as our 28th member.
The student winners
with their Plaques and stocking stuffer money awards are Ayush
Nabar, 1st; Jett Alquiza, 2nd, Isabella Antonelli, 3rd with Awards
presenter, Dr Henry Cardenas.
meeting of December 13, had a great turnout celebrating the three
Elementary School winners from the Brea Olinda School District
contest held last month on November 15 at Country Hills Elementary
winners were; 1st Place - Ayush Nabar, Fanning School..2nd Place -
Jett Alquiza, Olinda School..3rd Place - Isabella Antonelli,
Dr. Henry Cardenas, the Kiwanis Spelling Bee Project Chair,
introduced the School Board members, Rod Todd BOUSD Board
President, Bill Hall and School Superintendent Skip Rowland.
Awards Breakfast Agenda included awarding the student winners
individual plaques and checks, $150, $100 and $100 for 1st,2nd,
3rd place respectively and a spelling bee spell off between the
student winners and fellow Kiwanians.
For more info,
Brea Jazz Festival
Sept 29 and 30
On September 29
& 30, Brea Kiwanis ran the Brea Jazz Festival and Beer & Wine Garden sales
Thanks to Josh Goedl for chairing this event and to the members and friends
of Kiwanis who helped out.
For a few more
pics, click here.
Nope. Not a funny hat convention.
The 'Stop Hunger Now' event on Saturday April 21 packaged 37,800
meals with 100 participating volunteers. We had Dave Worker and
Charlie Phillips and 12 Key Clubbers participating during the 9-11
AM first shift.
Brea Kiwanis Presents
Award to Jeff Weber
Kiwanians from all over Division 4, 30 and 41 assembled for
remarks by Kiwanis Governor Richard Olmstead on March 17 at
the Official Kiwanis Governor's Visit.
to remarks by Gov. Richard, he assisted with the presentation
of four Distinguished Service Awards. Brea Kiwanis was
one of four Kiwanis Club to present awards. Dennis
O'Hern presented the award to BOHS teacher Jeff Weber
as Don Hull and Jeff's wife, Jamie, look on.
information, click on the picture above.
Brea Kiwanians Attend Thanksgiving
Dennis O'Hern, Don Hull, Chuck Clough and Tom Green attended
this year's Thanksgiving Breakfast. The speaker was a
Marine Gunnery Sergeant who gave an interesting talk about
Toys For Tots and the large amount of toys being collected.
Approximately 200,000 to 300,000 toys are anticipated to be
Paint Your Heart Out Completed
by Charlie Phillips
With Kiwanian and Key Club volunteers, house
painting of the Stewart house on Flower St was completed by
late afternoon on October 8. A big thank you to
Dennis, Dean, Tom, Allan, Joe, Charlie and 18 Key Clubbers for
a work filled day that started at 7:30 AM and completed by
Special thanks to Pres. Isabell
and Dennis for all the great planning and organization.
It all showed in the final result, 'success', for another
The painting effort required significant work like masking for
paint over-spray of the stucco and over paint on the wood
trim. The trim painting required patience and effort to
prepare and complete.
It was Charlie's first time
directing the five Key Clubbers as they painted one mail box.
A special thank you to Tom Green
and Allan Perry for painting the hard-to-reach fascia trim. In
total the day was a great team work effort from all.
President Joe Salazar and Secretary Dennis
O'Hern Awarded at Division 30 Installation
At the Division 30
Installation, our own Pres. Joe Salazar was awarded the
Sho Yamada Award. The awarded is presented to an
individual in the division who has demonstrated the high ideals of
past Division 30 Lt. Governor Sho Yamada.
Dennis O'Hern was
presented with the Cary Mayer Award. Awarded to the
club secretary who makes a significant contribution to Division 30
and exemplifies the high ideals and commitment to Kiwanis as did
Cary Mayer, past Division 30 Lt. Governor and past Club Secretary
of the La Mirada Kiwanis Club.
All Don Hull got was a
For a recap of the event,
Brea Kiwanis Named
At our breakfast meeting on May
19, 2009-2010 Lt. Gov. George Hallak (c) presented the
Kiwanis Club of Brea with the Distinguished Club certificate for
2009-2010, the Distinguished President pin for Dave Worker
(r) and Distinguished Secretary pin for Dennis O'Hern (l).
Dan Rodriguez Installed
as New Member
In the above photo, newest member, Dan Rodriguez, welcomed into
the club by Membership Chair, Dean Hall (l) and sponsor, Dennis
O'Hern. Dan works as the CPO for the Boys and Girls Club of
You'll notice that Dan has his New Member Apron. Be sure to
stop by his office and add your signature to it.
A Quarter Auction
Contrary to popular belief,
Jody did not win all the auction items....most of them,
maybe......but not all.
Presented by the Boys
and Girls Club of Brea-Yorba Linda- Placentia and
Kiwanis Club of Brea
Saturday, June 11th
Click on picture above
for more photos of the event.
Seniors Fed Mother's Day Lunch
The Brea Senior Center asked Brea Kiwanis to serve
additional day on Friday, May 6. Thanks to the Kiwanians who
Abhishek Joins Kiwanis
7, Abhishek Tiwari was inducted into Brea Kiwanis.
Abhishek was recruited by Netwiz Joe Salazar.
He was born and lived his early years in Calcutta, India
then moved to Southern California with his family and lived
in the Duarte area. He was in Key Club in high school (as
was his wife). He is an urban and regional planner and
He works with his dad in their consulting firm in Duarte and
is a professor at both UCI and Cal Poly Pomona. His wife is
an attorney in the public sector and they have a 4 1/2 year
They live in Brea. Plus, he's a really nice guy -- easy to
talk to with a good sense of humor. Abhishek is a great
addition to our club and has already volunteered to take
Henry Eagar's place on the Scholarship Committee.
Start early and get his apron signed.
Easter Egg Hunt
Another Great Year
week before Easter, brave soles from Boy Scout Troop 801,
BOHS Key Club, friends and members of Brea Kiwanis arrived
in the early morning hours to prepare the fields for the
34th Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Click on the
thumbnail images below for a larger picture.
served as our MC.
through the fields, picking up candy and plastic eggs.
Chocolate Easter Bunny.
eggs would be redeemed for a chocolate Easter Bunny.
Toys for Tots
Better than ever
Kiwanians, Key Clubbers, Boy Scouts and friends met at BOHS
for our annual Toys for Tots toy sorting.
Dean Hall for chairing the event.
information and photos,
here or go to our Facebook page
good old days, when the lines for breakfast stretched down
the side walk? They were back this year.
Dr. Tom Green for organizing this event again.
Thanks to CSUF
Circle K, BOHS Key Club, and Boy Scout Troop 801, friends
and family for their great help and support.
Thanks to all
the members who transported coffee, grills, make batter,
fried bacon, served, etc.
can be found on our
Easter Egg Hunt
Hunt was emceed by shy, bashful "Broadway" Joe Salazar.
Thanks to the BOHS Key Club and Boy Scout Troop 801 for
their help. And special thanks to Dean Hall for
organizing this event.
For additional photos of the
here or to our
Toys for Tots
Dave finds a cook-a-like figure he's picked for some lucky boy.
Congrats to Pres Dean
for organizing another successful Toy for Tots program.
Thanks to the Kiwanians, Boy Scouts, Key Clubbers, friends and
family for helping to sort toys for hundreds of families in Brea
and La Habra.
The people of Brea are so generous, we had enough
toys to share with La Habra.
more photos of the event,
to School Shopping
Another successful event
What a great
event. With fantastic support of our member, families, Key Club and the
great staff from JC Penney, this was an awesome event.
started out at 6:45, truly arriving under the over of darkness. JC Penney
provided coffee, juice and donuts.
Henry Eagar got parents, kids and volunteers organized and away we went.
For more information,
July 4th Country
Fair another great success.
breakfast without bacon! Dean Hall and Danny Hernandez
prepare for the impending massive demand for nature's artery
rejuvenator, BACON. You want a side of pancakes?
This year the
Country Fair was held on Friday July 4th and organized by
Pres. and Dr. Tom Green.
McDonalds, over a billion calories were served. And thanks
to Boy Scout Troop 801 and BOHS Key Club, we had plenty of help.
presented two scholarships, the DuPuy and Sutterlund Memorial,
Scholarships at the Brea Jr High auditorium June 3rd.
The winner of
the James E. Setterlund Memorial Award is Austin Zemlo
and the winner of the Joe DuPuy Memorial Scholarship for
Literature Award is Sang You Kim.
For the first
time, Dr. Tom was ask to say a few words about Kiwanis. He
came through with a Kiwanis tribute about what we do as a service
Cardenas presented two Brea Canyon High School Scholarship
awards on June 4th at the Embassy Suites. Dr. Henry added
additional donations of his own to add to the awards.
presented Distinguished Kiwanian Award
Governor's Official visit, Charlie was one of three
individuals presented with the Distinguished Kiwanian Award.
Charlie has been a dedicated Kiwanis Advisor to Key Club and
has been our excelled club secretary for life.
In the photo
above, President Tom Green congratulates Charlie with Kiwanis
Governor Rae Whitby-Brummer
Congratulations to Charlie for a well deserved
Back To School Shopping
Bigger than Ever
September 14 at 7 am, members of the Kiwanis Clubs of Brea and
Placentia, CSUF Circle K, BOHS Key Club, friends and family, and
J.C. Penny's associates showed up to welcome local students for
our Back to School Shopping.
combined effort, Brea and Placentia Kiwanis hosted over 55
students for this shopping trip. Additional funds were
provided by J.C. Penny's and La Floresta. For more
information and photos,
Clough leads Brea Kiwanis' efforts to gain city and community
approval for an event to honor fallen hero's in November on
Veterans Day. The event will be held at the downtown park adjacent
to the Brea Plunge. It is an ambitious project to sell and display
up to 1500 flags to those wanting to honor the memory of specific
local area hero's.
To be successful we will need detail planning and involve the
community for support. Chuck has developed support from the city
council but we will need the support of all club members to make
The Brea Kiwanis Board approved the event to be developed to the
next level. The effort will involve nearly all if not all the club
membership to work on committees to make this signature event
successful. To be successful we also will need to involve the
community to bring the project together.
Honored at Division 30 Installation
At the September
26 Division 30 Installation, two outstanding Kiwanians from Brea were
Placentia and Brea Club, received the Division 30 Sho Yamada Award for
distinguished service to Kiwanis. It is the most prestigious award in
Division 30 and is presented at the installation of the incoming Lt.
Governor by the previous year’s recipient.
Not present to receive the K Family
Builders Special Award at the district convention, Dennis was presented the
award for his dedicated work building the new Placentia Club. Click on the
thumbnail on right for larger photo.
Charlie Phillips was awarded the Cary Mayer Award, 2011-21012, for
Divsion 30 Secretary of The Year. Awards were presented by Division 30, Lt.
Governor Mike Fields and is awarded to the club secretary who makes a
significant contribution to Division 30.
2012 Essay Contest Results
by Charlie Philips
Houston and Dr. Helene Cunningham, Mariposa School
Principal, co-hosted the Kiwanis Club of Brea 27th Annual Student
Essay Contest at our March 8 Breakfast meeting. The 2012
Essay Theme was "As President of The United States, I Would..."
and embodied the characteristics of Trustworthiness, Respect,
Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.
In the above photo
Brea Canyon HS,
the overall contest winner with
Brea Jr. HS,
We had 62 present at the meeting including 15 Brea Club members,
Kiwanis Lt Governor from Florida District Division 17, Brea School
District Superintendent, five School Principals, and seven
Teachers, eight student winners and their families.
We would like to thank Dr. 'Skip" Roland, Brea School District
Superintendent; Brea District School Principals, Brenda Clark
(Fanning), Dr. Helene Cunningham (Mariposa), Pam Gallarda (Brea Jr
HS), Carol Christman (Brea Canyon HS), Robert Rendon (Country
Hills) and Brea District Teachers; Rookie Ladebauche (Fanning),
Stephanie Kuhnlein (Mariposa), Wendy Heard (Olinda), Terry Kegel (BCHS),
Mr. Kercherville (Arovista) and Brian Forslund (Country Hills) for
attending our awards breakfast to support the Essay winners. I
know I missed a possible teacher and/or Principal from Laural,
Olinda and Arovista..Sorry if I missed anyone..
The Essay winners were Saigen Torres (Arovista), Clara Kang
(Country Hills), Makaila Slife (Fanning), Nathan Hackman (Laurel),
Iliana Rodriguez (Mariposa), Elaine Lin (Olinda), Camille Wedin
(Brea Jr HS) and Matthew Hernandez (BCHS). Each winner received a
plaque. The best essay winner, Matthew Hernandez, also received a
$100 award ... Congratulations to all!
Waste Recycling fundraiser will be a partnership with All
Green Recycling to collect e-waste at a site we select.
We provide the collection site, area support personnel and
help to promote the collection.
No money is
required up front. All Green provides advertising, event
licenses, area setup, professional collection personnel &
equipment, collection logs, and waste removal from the site.
site will be in the Brea Baptist Church parking lot, April 14.
9 am sharp, Kiwanians, Key Club members, members of Boy
Scout Troop 801, family and friends, sorted toys and
distributed them to families and Brea and La Habra.
For pictures of the event, click on Dean's picture below.
Need to add pics,
Brea Kiwanians Support the
Annual CHOC Walk
Isabel, Allen Perry and family, Joe and Josiah Salazar and friend, Ciera, represented our
club at the 21st annual CHOC Walk in the Park. Hosted by
Disneyland Resort, it was a tremendous success with over 14,000
walkers raising $1.7 million for CHOC Children's!
Proceeds from this event will support health care programs,
education and research at CHOC Children's.
Always helpful, Joe
gives directions to the restrooms to one of the other walkers.
Installed as 2011-2012 President
does the honors of pinning Pres. Isabelle with her
Ltg. Debbie Schiebel
was on hand to retire Pres. Joe and his board.
Mayor Roy Moore, Councilmember Marty Simonoff, and
delegates from congressional and state officers were also
Fields installed Pres. Isabelle and her new board.
For additional photos,
Okay, I used the word "honored" loosely.
Perhaps "recognized" is more accurate. The annual Spelling
Bee was held on June 2 and the winners were recognized at the
Awards Breakfast on June 9.
There is a tie for First Place. In the above photo, left to
right, are First Place winners Grace and Gloria Bae from Olinda
Elementary School. Perennial chairman of the event, Dr.
Henry Cardenas, is in the middle (the older looking kid) and
Second Place winner, Gaurav Mishra from Mariposa Elementary
School, is on the far right.
For more information
Flag Ceremonies at
On Memorial Day, May 30, Brea
Kiwanis joined other citizens and organizations in raising the
flags around the drives at Memory Garden. At the end of the
day, the flags were taken down, folded and stored for another day.
Easter Egg Hunt
Another huge success as hundreds of parents
brought their kids to our annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Thanks to all Kiwanis members, guests, Key Clubbers and Boy Scout
Troop 801 for helping out today.
touches of lives of over 80 children
to the Circle K Club at CSUF for their special help.
40 members of the club showed up to volunteer.
Much thanks to the Placentia Kiwanis Club
who sponsored 16 students and Brea Soroptimist who sponsored 19
additional kids for a total of 88 kids shopping for back to school supplies.
For additional information and
Rodriguez receives member pin from Pres. Dean Hall.
Steve Rodriguez was feted for completing all of his new member
requirements in under two months. Bill was relieved that his
eighteen month completion record remains unchallenged.
Steve Rodriquez has joined us
as a new member representing Brea Baptist church alongside .
Steve is a busy man, working at Brea Baptist, as an x-ray
technician and as manager of the apartments on Orange Ave.
President Dean installed Steve and Steve shared
with the club his passion for serving people.
Time to re-register your Ralphs Card
of your members who are currently enrolled in the Ralphs Community
Contribution Program remained active until August 31, 2015.
Participants are now required to register or re-register for the
new term at
www.ralphs.com or by using the scanbar letter at the
register starting September 1, 2015.
There is no pre-registration! This means that the first day you
can register for the new term is September 1, 2015 or after.
Click here for
Jackie Slater Keynote speaker at Brea Kiwanis hosted Mayor's
On May 5,
2016, the Kiwanis Club of Brea hosted Brea's Mayer's Prayer
Breakfast. Chaired by our own Dan Cook, Featured Speaker was
former football star Jackie Slater.
Thanks to the members of Brea Kiwanis for handling the
registration process and setting up tables.
Brea Chaperons Key Club
On July 27, Don, Leda
and bf Colin helped chaperone at Key Club's annual Beach Boomba. We had a
DCM led by Key Club Ltg. Serena Mann and a pie facing contest as a fund
raiser. Serena and Ltg. John Hoang volunteered their faces.
The day was completed with a watermelon eating contest and water balloon
Also in attendance was Ltg. Elect Joe Dale and other fantastic Kiwanians.
For more pictures, go to
Kiwanis Club of Brea Facebook page.
Recognized by La Habra City Council
Because Brea Kiwanis supplies La Habra
with tons of toys from our Toys for Tots program, the La Habra
City Council recognized Brea Kiwanis at their meeting at on February 17.
At the presentation, Brea
Kiwanis was represented by 6 members- Debbie McNulty (for Charlie
Phillips), Tom Green, Alan Nakamura, Dean Hall, Dan Cook and Leda
Brea Kiwanis makes
donation to Life Skills program.
presenting a well deserved donation check to Jeff Weber for
his Life Skill program needs at Brea Olinda High School. Jeff
Weber, Brea HS SDC Teacher, Life Skill Program, spoke about the
special education HS program that is designed to meet the
educational needs of students with moderate to severe cognitive
kids are supported by teacher Krissy Ettinger and student
teacher Karissa Galindo distributed across 3 class rooms.
main focus of the teaching staff is to provide students with
educational instruction that emphasizes functional academics. "Our
program strives to develop the skills students will need for
independent living and future employment." Weekly community based
instruction field trips provide students with opportunities to
supplement their learning through real life experiences in the
In 2013, BOHS added the Adult Transition Program for students
18-22. These students practice their job skills 4 days a week at
different job sites. They also work on independent job skills and
functional academics on campus.
Hosts BOHS District Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee winners are
Isabella Moore, 1st from Mariposa; Patrick Tsai, 2nd and Spencer Herbert, 3rd
both from Olinda Elementary Schools.
Country Hills Principal &
Spelling Bee Master Bob Rendon congratulates the winners. Winners will be
presented their awards on December 9, 6:30 pm, at the Brea Boys and Girls Club.
Dean Hall installed
as 2014-2015 President
the above photo, Christine Hall pins Dean Hall with the
more info on the installation,
Brea Kiwanis Serves the Community.
Serves the Seniors
not a picture of Micky and Minnie Mouse. Once
a month, Kiwanians help serve lunch at the Brea Community Center.
Click on a thumbnail below for a larger photo.
90th Eagle Scout Inducted
Saturday 06/14/14, Rich Goedl had the honor of presenting Kiwanis Eagle Scout
plaques to Tyler Schwarz and Christopher Arellanez. They are the
newest Eagles in our troop. Troop 801 now has 90 Eagle Scouts.
Goedl and his two sons are also Eagle Scouts. Of course Rich made it
when it was called Pterodactyl Scouts.
Tom Presented Coveted Golden Bunny Award
Dean Hall presenting Dr. Tom the 'Golden Bunny' Award on May 29th, for his
generous contribution to defray Easter Egg Hunt expenses.
Brea Police looking for "Person of interest"
Philips and Don Hull
released this phone of a man identified as a "person of interest"
in what has to be the fastest Toys for Tots project in history.
The event was a huge success.
By best count there were over 70 volunteers helping to unpack,
sort and package toys and gifts for children from the age of 2
through 16. The volunteers were from all ages from Kiwanis members
& family, Boy Scouts, and Brea Key Clubbers. And it was great to
see past member Terry Tannehill and Buz there also.
There were over 30 large
collection boxes full of toys plus a few smaller boxes more for
the teenagers. As usual the event from start to finish was
well organized by Dean Hall. With all the help, from start to
final packaging, the event was completed in record time... in less
than 1 hour.
for all the families on the Brea list there were 23 smaller bags
of toys saved to donate to the City of La Habra Community Services
Department for their Christmas toy distribution.
Brea toy & gift packaging was complete, many volunteers helped
BCEC sort and package food to complement the toys and make a
complete package to be distributed by BCEC to families in Brea.
Clubbers Rock the House at 63rd Brea
Club Installation Dinner
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Michael Jovellanos and Fred Sohn lead us in "Hail Kiwanis" at the
end of the meeting.
retired and installed, awards passed out, gifts exchanged, and a
great meal was served.
For more pictures
and award winners,
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Treasurer Sam is
one of the first ones to sample our pancakes and the pass her
In a blink, it
was over for another year. Another great pancake breakfast
thanks to our members, Key Clubbers, Boy Scouts, and friends.
Dr. Tom Green
took care of much of the preparation of the event and in the end,
it was Dave Worker who whipped is crew into action.
We are looking forward to serving over 700 to 1000+ breakfasts.
For pictures of the event,
Named Brea Chamber of Commerce 'Retail Business of The Year'
by Dennis O'Hern
Shown above is
our own happy and proud Brea Kiwanian, Rick Elis, with
the award he accepted for Mother's Market and Kitchen which
was named the best Retail Business in the City by the Brea
Chamber of Commerce at the January 25 Chamber Installation
presented this honor along with citations from US Congressman
Ed Royce, State Senator Bob Huff, County Supervisor Shawn
Nelson and the City of Brea.
Toys for Tots
9 am, BOHS
Back to School
Sept 22, 2012
A record number
of 54 local kids were treated to the back-to-school shopping. Thanks
to Chair Henry Eagar, the co-chair with Joe Salazar and
Cathleen Houston for the 'Back to School shopping Spree.
Alan Nakamura's office, La Floresta, and J.C. Penny for their financial
And to Store
Manager Lucy Rau, Talent Resource Leader Chaunte Humes and all
the sales associates who volunteered beyond the call of duty and helped make
this a great success.
information and photos, click on the picture above.
Nakamura Installed as 2012-2013 President
retired an old board and installed a new one. Perfect
Attendance Pins were passed out, Kiwanian of the Year announced,
proclamations read, new members inducted and a good time was had
more information and pictures of the event, click on the photo
Easter Egg Hunt
April 7, 2012
Arovista Park, Brea
If you blinked, you missed the annual Easter Egg Hunt.
For information on the event and photos, click on the picture
Thanks to Dean Hall for chairing this annual event and to Boy
Scout Troop 801, BOHS Key Club and the members of the Kiwanis
Club of Brea for their continued support.
Thanks to the
Nakamura family for hosting this year's Christmas Party.
pictures of the event, click on the above picture.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Thanks to all the members and Key Clubbers for helping ring the
bell at the Brea Mall. Left to right, Key Club President
Sherman Uyeno, Ted Kim, Lauren Lee. To the right of the
kettle is Andrew Clough and Chuck Clough.
Bryce Tsuyuki Wins Spelling Bee
Left to right is Mr.
Bob Redon, Principal; Gaurav Mishra, 3rd Place, Miriposa; Ayush
Nabar, 2nd Place, Fanning; and Bryce Tsuyuki, WINNER, Olinda
Thanks to Dr. Henry
Cardenas, Chairman of this event and to pronouncers Dennis O'Hern
and Catherine Houston. Judges included Chuck Clough, Don Hull,
Dave Worker and Alan Nakamura.
teachers, family and the winners will be present at our December 9
Saturday, November 5th
from the number of bid paddles issued, there were 37
participating bidders. The food was great and plenty for all.
The event set up and organized by Joe Salazar. In
addition to great fun and food, ten quality 'Silent Auction'
baskets were brought in by members.
Joe and Catherine were great plugging the baskets to up the
silent auction bids. The fund raiser made money. Joe
Salazar, as usual, did a great job organizing and making the
4th of July
Right. Back to eating
again. Mark your calendar again for our annual 4th of July
Pancake Breakfast. More details to follow.
Boys and Girls Club
Work Day on May 14
We mounted erase boards, posters, frames, mirrors, shelves,
announcement boards, protection barriers, install locks, connected
computers and more.
On May 5, Brea Kiwanis hosted the annual
Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. This year's speaker will be Todd
Proctor, the Lead Pastor at ROCKHarbor Church in Costa Mesa.
Feeding of the
Rose Float Builders
Yet another great turn out of Kiwanians, Boy
Scouts, Circle K members and friends, make this another great event.
Although the turn out of float decorators was
below expectations, over 350 decorators were fed in the half hour
allocated for lunch.