Kiwanis Club of Temecula Valley Events
The primary purpose of the Kiwanis Club of Temecula Valley is to improve the quality of life for children and families in our community at large by adhering to the Objects of Kiwanis International, which are:
- To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than the material values of life.
- To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in human relationships.
- To promote the adoption and application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
- To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
- To provide, through the club, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build a better community.
- To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
Some of the ways that we seek to live by these Objects of Kiwanis include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
Regular Weekly Meetings
We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month: the 1st Tuesday at 12 noon for lunch and the 3rd Tuesday at 7:15 am for breakfast.
26755 Jefferson Avenue, Suite F, Murrieta, CA 92562
Divisional Interclub Meetings
Each Kiwanis International Club makes every effort to visit other member clubs throughout the year and sends a minimum of three of its members on these “Interclub” visits. Our club has embarked on an aggressive campaign to visit at least one other member club each month, in addition to attending our Division 37 Division Council Meetings (DCM).
Key Club Sponsorship
The focus of Kiwanis International is on the youth around the world. A major component of the activities surrounding young people is centered around Key Clubs, which are high school organizations that mirror their adult Kiwanis Club sponsors in terms of community service, helping others, fellowship, and the value of volunteerism. The word “Key,” stands for: Kiwais Educates Youth. Our club sponsors eleven (11) Key clubs at high schools throughout our geographic area, which we believe is more Key Clubs than any other Kiwanis Clubs sponsor in the nation.
Old Town Temecula Quilt Show Support
Each year in October, The Valley of the Mist Quilters put on an incredible Quilt Show in Old Town Temecula. Our Club members provide logistical support, security and parking assistance for this heavily attended outdoor event.
Kiwanis OneDay Participation
Each year, Kiwanis International holds what is referred to as “Kiwanis OneDay.” This is a specified day that all Kiwanis Clubs participate in by getting together within their regional division to perform a collective community service, such as repairing and repairing fences at senior centers, schools, housing projects for the developmentally disabled, as well as other projects where significant volunteer manpower is required to help offset labor costs.
Murrieta Field of Honor
Each year in the City of Murrieta, an amazing patriotic event takes place during Veterans Day Week. In addition to the many separate events that take place throughout the week, including a celebration of the birthday of the United States Marine Corps and a Patriotic Ball, over two thousand full sized American Flags are arranged in row after row throughout the park situated adjacent to the City Hall, Police Department, Public Library, and Senior Center. Our members help to put up and take down the flags.
Support for City of Temecula Christmas Parade
Our members come out to provide logistical support and parking assistance each year at the Christmas Parade held in Old Town Temecula. We also sell approximately 150 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts as a fundraiser to support our scholarship and other programs.
Youth Art Exhibition at the Promenade Mall
Every January, our members participate in the distribution of art supplies to local schools, and the collection, mounting and display of local student artwork that is exhibited at the Promenade Mall in the center of the Temecula Valley.
Annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Our signature fundraising event is a popular spaghetti dinner attended by more than 2,000 friends, relatives and neighbors throughout the community who come to support this major fundraising event. Money is raised through the sales of dinner tickets, opportunity baskets, and other efforts. Our members work many aspects of the event, including gathering all necessary supplies, setting up tables and chairs in the facility where we hold the event, cooking the spaghetti, and, of course, cleaning up with the help of other volunteers, such as Key Club Members, and members of local Boy Scout Troops. In addition to a delicious spaghetti dinner, various types of entertainment is provided.
Hosting of Mobile Blood Drives
We hold a minimum of two mobile blood drives each year to help our local blood bank to keep up with the demand for blood collection. There is no more selfless act that a human being can perform than to donate of themselves and literally help to save lives.
Chamber of Commerce Membership and Participation
Our members proudly support the efforts of our chambers of commerce in supporting local businesses and non-profit organizations. In addition to participating at various chamber events, some of our members also serve as Ambassadors to the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce and attend ribbon cuttings, mixers, open houses and other chamber sponsored activities.
In addition to the events listed above, the Kiwanis Club of Temecula Valley also supports the local food bank, Rady Children’s Hospital through the Kiwanis Miracle Mile of Quarters fundraiser, Salvation Army bell ringing, the Old Town Temecula Rod Run, Michelle’s Place 5K Run, the Boys and Girls Club, Oak Grove Center for Education and Treatment, and we provide a number of scholarships to local high school students, among a host of other events and projects.