58th Annual Brea Kiwanis
Saturday, March 31
Arovista Park, Brea

The 58th annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt was held at Arovista Park on March 31, 2018.

Dr. Henry Cardenas has provided us with a video of the charge.  Click on the link below for pics and the new video.

For more information and photos, click here.


Easter Egg Hunt from Above



Toys for Tots

Thanks to Brea Kiwanis members, BOHS Key Club and CSUF Circle K for helping out.

For photos, click here.


Brea Kiwanis Makes Contribution to 13:5

Lacey Meehan from 13:5, has a portable shower (trailer) she brings to Fullerton train station and provides showers, toiletries, etc. to the homeless.

During our October 5 meeting, she was presented a check for $1,250 to her organization, helping her purchase a tank-less water heater.

13:5 is a scripture from the Bible where Jesus washed his disciples feet as an act of humility.

Back-to-School Shopping Spree
September 16, 2017

About 100 kids were taken on our Back-To-School Shopping Spree.  Thanks to our Kiwanis members, Brea Soroptimist, Placentia Kiwanis, CSUF Circle K and volunteer sales associates from JC Penny.

For photos of the event, click here.

Photos and story of the event can be found by clicking here.

Another Successful Toys for Tots Program

Thanks to Dean Hall to organizing this great event again.  Over 500 families in Brea and La Habra were provided Christmas presents and food.

For pictures of the event, click here.

Christine Hall given Honorary Membership

Honorary 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 Pancake
Another Hit

Event Chair, Fearless Leda

Thanks to club members, family, friends, Boy Scout Troop 801, BOHS Key Club and CSUF Circle K members for make this a very successful event.

Special thanks to Event Chair and Fearless Leda for getting this thing organized.

For more photos of the event, click here.



Spelling Bee Awards

  • First Place, Chloe Chia, 1st grade, Olinda School.

  • Second, Jessica Lee, Olinda
    Second, Renny Song, Country Hills

  • Third, Nathan Song, Country Hills

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 pizza party.

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 Shopping

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, click here.


Dean Hall 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, click here.

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 Award).

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.

Easter Egg Hunt

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.

Elvin 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 additional photographs, click here.

Daniel Truesdale wins 2014 Brea School District Essay Awards

By Charlie Phillips

The overall winner, Daniel Truesdale 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.

The successful Essay Awards ceremony was put on by our own Catherine Houston 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

Daniel Truesdale Brea Olinda High School
Hannah Phillips Brea Canyon High School
Nicole Stefun Brea Jr. High School
Emma Wood Olinda Elementary
Shannon Lam Mariposa Elementary
Jasmine Serrano Laurel Elementary
Johann Dizon Fanning Elementary
Claudia Lara  Country Hills Elementary
Madison Calabretta Arovista Elementary


Division 30 North/South Key Club DCM Extravaganza

 by Charlie Phillips

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 Kiwanis

by Charlie Philips

Family members 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.

Yes...our 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 Thanksgiving breakfast

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.



Brea Kiwanis Part of Distinguished Kiwanis Division

At the club installation, Ltg. Mike Fields presented Brea Kiwanis with a banner patch in recognition of being a part of Division 30 designated as being a distinguished division. 

Brea 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 larger photo.

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.


Spelling Bee Awards Breakfast

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.

by Charlie Phillips

Our 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 School.

The winners were; 1st Place - Ayush Nabar, Fanning School..2nd Place - Jett Alquiza, Olinda School..3rd Place - Isabella Antonelli, Arovista School.

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.

The 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, click here.


Brea Jazz Festival
Sept 29 and 30

On September 29 & 30, Brea Kiwanis ran the Brea Jazz Festival and Beer & Wine Garden sales booth.

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.

Stop Hunger Now

by Charlie Phillips

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 Distinguished Service
 Award to Jeff Weber


Hundreds of 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. 

In additional 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.

For addition information, click on the picture above.

Brea Kiwanians Attend Thanksgiving Interclub

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 collected


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 3:30 PM.

Special thanks to Pres. Isabell and Dennis for all the great planning and organization.  It all showed in the final result, 'success', for another project completed.

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 watch.

For a recap of the event, click here.


Brea Kiwanis Named
"Distinguished Club"

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 Brea-Placentia-Yorba Linda.

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 an additional day on Friday, May 6.  Thanks to the Kiwanians who showed up. 


Merry Christmas Party

Our annual Holiday Party was hosted by Chuck Clough and his family.  Thanks, Chuck.

For photos, click here.          


Abhishek Joins Kiwanis

On September 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 structural engineer.  

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 old daughter.

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

One 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.

Joe Salazar served as our MC.

Kids ran through the fields, picking up candy and plastic eggs. 

Yum.  Chocolate Easter Bunny.

The plastic eggs would be redeemed for a chocolate Easter Bunny.

Good-bye til next year.



Toys for Tots Sorting
Better than ever

Kiwanians, Key Clubbers, Boy Scouts and friends met at BOHS for our annual Toys for Tots toy sorting.

Thanks Dean Hall for chairing the event.

For more information and photos, click here or go to our Facebook page

Pancake Breakfast!

Shades of Yesterday. 

Remember the good old days, when the lines for breakfast stretched down the side walk?  They were back this year.

Kudos to Dr. Tom Green for organizing this event again.  Great job. 

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.

More pictures can be found on our Facebook page.


54th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

This years 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 event, go here or to our Facebook page. 


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. 

For more photos of the event, .

Back 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.  

Our morning started out at 6:45, truly arriving under the over of darkness.  JC Penney provided coffee, juice and donuts.

Chairman Henry Eagar got parents, kids and volunteers organized and away we went.  For more information, click here.


July 4th Country Fair another great success.

It's not 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.

Like McDonalds, over a billion calories were served.  And thanks to Boy Scout Troop 801 and BOHS Key Club, we had plenty of help.



Brea Kiwanis Presents Scholarships

Dr. Tom 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 club.

Dr. Henry 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.


Charlie Phillips
presented Distinguished Kiwanian Award

At the 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 recognition.


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. 

In a 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, click here.

Field of Dreams

Chuck 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 it happen.

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.

Brea Kiwanians Honored at Division 30 Installation

At the September 26 Division 30 Installation, two outstanding Kiwanians from Brea were honored.

Dennis O'Hern, 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

Catherine 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 are Matthew Hernandez, Brea Canyon HS, the overall contest winner with Camille Wedin, Brea Jr. HS, Essay winner

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!

E-Waste Recycling Fundraiser

The Electronic 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.

Our collection site will be in the Brea Baptist Church parking lot, April 14.


Toys for Tots

December 17, 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.

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Brea Kiwanians Support the
Annual CHOC Walk

Kiwanis President 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.


Isabelle Choi-Siritara Installed as 2011-2012 President

Husband, Patrick, does the honors of pinning Pres. Isabelle with her President's pin.

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 making presentations.

Ltg-Designate Mike Fields installed Pres. Isabelle and her new board.

For additional photos, click here.

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Spelling Bee Winners Honored

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 on the breakfast, click here.

Flag Ceremonies at Memory Garden

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. 

49th Annual
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.


Back-to-School Shopping touches of lives of over 80 children

Special thanks 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 photos, click here.

Steve Rodriquez new member

Steve 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

All 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 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 registration instructions.




Jackie Slater Keynote speaker at Brea Kiwanis hosted Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

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 Boomba

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 fight.
Also in attendance was Ltg. Elect Joe Dale and other fantastic Kiwanians.

For more pictures, go to Kiwanis Club of Brea Facebook page.



Brea Kiwanis 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 Kim.


Brea Kiwanis makes donation to Life Skills program.

By Charlie Phillips

Dean Hall 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 disabilities.

Jeff's 30 kids are supported by teacher Krissy Ettinger and student teacher Karissa Galindo distributed across 3 class rooms.

The 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 community.

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.

Brea Kiwanis 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

In the above photo, Christine Hall pins Dean Hall with the President's Pin.

For more info on the installation, click here.


Brea Kiwanis Serves the Community.
Serves the Seniors

No, 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

On 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.

Rich Goedl and his two sons are also Eagle Scouts.  Of course Rich made it when it was called Pterodactyl Scouts.


Dr. 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"

by Charlie Philips and Don Hull

Brea Police 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.

After packaging 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.

Once the 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.

Key Clubbers Rock the House at 63rd Brea Club Installation Dinner

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Key Clubbers Michael Jovellanos and Fred Sohn lead us in "Hail Kiwanis" at the end of the meeting.

Officers were retired and installed, awards passed out, gifts exchanged, and a great meal was served.

For more pictures and award winners, click here.

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Treasurer Sam is one of the first ones to sample our pancakes and the pass her inspection. 

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, click here.

 Rick Ellis
 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 Dinner.

Rick was presented this honor along with citations from US Congressman Ed Royce, State Senator Bob Huff, County Supervisor Shawn Nelson and the City of Brea.


Brea Kiwanis
Toys for Tots

December 22
9 am, BOHS


Back to School Shopping
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.

Thanks to Alan Nakamura's office, La Floresta, and J.C. Penny for their financial contribution

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.

For more information and photos, click on the picture above.

Alan Nakamura Installed as 2012-2013 President

We 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 by all.

For more information and pictures of the event, click on the photo above.

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 above.

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.

Christmas Party

Thanks to the Nakamura family for hosting this year's Christmas Party. 
For 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 School. 

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.

Principals, teachers, family and the winners will be present at our December 9 meeting.


Saturday,  November 5th

by Charlie Phillips

Judging 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 event happen.


4th of July Pancake Breakfast

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. 



Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

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.





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