Honoring Suzie Yamanaka


Dr Robert Pierre and The South Pasadena Kiwanis Club have honored Suzie
Yamanaka, wife of the late Dr Ken Yamanaka, with a personal drawing from Dr
Pierre during today’s regular Wednesday luncheon meeting, at Calvary
Presbyterian Church. Dr Pierre has taken up drawing as a hobby in his
retirement. Dr ken Yamanaka was a long time active member of the South
Pasadena Kiwanis Club.
Thank you Dr and Mrs Ken Yamanaka for your long history of South Pasadena
community service!

Document Shredding Day!

Have documents needing shredding? Join us this Saturday, from 10am-1pm, for our 3rd annual Document Shredding Day at the School District Parking Lot. Protect yourself from identity theft and credit card fraud by disposing of your personal papers in a safe and secure manner.

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YMCA leaders speak to Kiwanis

IMG_0136 (1)Today at our Kiwanis meeting, we had from the South Pasadena/San Marino YMCA, 4 weeks new at this job and many years with the ”Y”, Executive Director, Rick Politte as Speaker and Director of Development, Susie Berry.

Rick shared the history of the “Y” and explained all of the Community Services they provide. Did you know that “Basketball” started because of the “Y”? There were other things too!

As part of our Community Service to YOUTH, today we granted $500.00 to the YMCA. We look forward to working with the “Y” to serve our Community.

South Pasadena Kiwanis Academic Scholoarships

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s scholarships, awarded by the South Pasadena Kiwanis Club:

Megan Mellon – Kenneth Yamanaka Memorial Scholarship
Sara Iman Hanif – Kenneth Yamanaka Memorial Scholarship
Mariela Carrillo – S. Paul Ward Key Club Scholarship

See a Play, Support Our Scholarships – Scholarships On Stage

Please mark your calendar to see “The Elliot’s” at the Fremont Centre Theater on June 7, 2015. All the proceeds will go to support our scholarship programs.


Tickets are $30, and include light appetizers, drink, and the show.  Social begins at 1pm, and the show begins at 2pm.

Please share the attached flyer with your friends, and we’ll see you there!

Download the pdf: Scharship on Stage June 2015

Library Autism Author Night – Thursday, May 21, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-03 at 9.24.53 PMAmalia Starr and Dr. Diane Cullinane, the authors of books on Autism, will make a dual Author Night appearance in the Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street, onThursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. The free, practical program is presented by the City of South Pasadena, the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, and the Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena. Special thanks to the South Pasadena Public Library, the South Pasadena Police Department, and the Institute for the Redesign of Learning popularly known in the community as the Almansor Center.

Screen Shot 2015-05-03 at 9.24.39 PMAmalia Starr, writer of the instructive and inspiring books “I Have Autism: What’ll I Do Without You, Mom” and,” Raising Brandon: Parenting My Son to Live Successfully with Autism, Epilepsy, and Learning Disorders” made an impressive appearance at the South Pasadena Library more than 5 years ago. She is a motivational speaker and family consultant who conducts workshops and seminars around the country. Dr. Diane Cullinane will be previewing her forthcoming book “Behavioral Challenges in Children with Autism and Special Needs: The Developmental Approach.” Dr. Cullinane is a developmental pediatrician and co-founder and Executive Director of Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA).

 Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No tickets or reservations are necessary. Refreshments will be provided and copies of books will be available for purchase.

Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors


The Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the following scholarships from South Pasadena High School seniors graduating in June 2015:


A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one high school senior for outstanding academic achievement and service to the community.


A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one high school senior for outstanding achievement in the arts (visual, performing, music, film) and service to the community.

To request an application, contact Ms. Denise Gill (dgill@spusd.net) in Room 314 or send an email to scholarships.spkiwanis@gmail.com

You can also download an application for the Kenneth Yamanaka Memorial Scholarship here, and for the Maus Family Arts Scholarship here.

Application deadline is May 16, 2015.