The Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2015 S. Paul Ward Key Club Scholarship. A $1,000 academic scholarship will be awarded to one graduating South Pasadena High School Senior who is a current member of the South Pasadena High School Key Club. The scholarship is for tuition at an accredited college, trade school, or post- secondary school.

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

You may also download the application here.

Application deadline is: May 16, 2015. Current Key Club membership is required.


Community Document Shredding Day

Come to the SPUSD School District parking lot on Saturday, April 25th, to shred your  documents.  Identity theft continues to rise, and having your personal and business documents shredded in a safe and secure manner will help combat the problem.  Thanks to our sponsors for helping to make this important event possible.



“We are happy to offer this event for responsible paper disposal which will help residents reduce

the risk of identity theft,” said Kiwanis member John Vandercook. “The City continues to be proactive

in removing recyclables from our waste stream. While we do this from time to time with electronics

paints and thinners, identity theft and credit card fraud are such a growing problem that it is equally

important to dispose of old documents properly.”

City residents may bring up to five banker’s boxes to be shredded. Residents are asked to consider

a suggested donation of $20.00, all of which will be used to directly benefit the youth served by the

South Pasadena Kiwanis Club. The shredding agency will be Ability First, AAA certified member of the

National Association for Information Destruction, who has offered secure document destruction

services since 2003.

The event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Priority One Credit Union, Re-Imagine

Your Home, Mission Street Wealth Planning and B. B. Graham & Company.

The Kiwanis 2015 Rose Parade Float

The 2015 Rose Parade theme was “Inspiring Stories”. Our Kiwanis float theme was “100 Years Inspiring Children” Kiwanians are justifiably proud of the enhancement of children’s lives, which we provide with our altruistic service for the improvement of our communities. Not only are we saving lives as we have done through our Worldwide Service Project, but making lives better each day, one community at a time, one child at a time.

Read more about the Kiwanis float here.

Annual Tiger Run Kiwanis Service Project

Bruce Irwin, Miguel Iriarte, Gerry Poulin and John Vandercook serving coffee, hot chocolate and coffee cake at the Annual Tiger Run

Bruce Irwin, Miguel Iriarte, Gerry Poulin and John Vandercook serving coffee, hot chocolate and coffee cake at the Annual Tiger Run

Annual Tiger Run Kiwanis Service Project this morning, Bruce, Miguel, Gerry and John were serving up coffee, hot chocolate and coffee cake.

Thanks gentleman, and congratulations to all of the participants!


Successful July 4th Pancake Breakfast

Thanks to all who came out to the 4th of July Pancake Breakfast!  Here are some photos of the festivities.

2014 Kiwanis Scholarship Winners

South Pasadena High School students Leah Zeiger, Hannah Gray, and Patricia San Pedro were awarded individual scholarships by the South Pasadena Kiwanis Club on June 11, 2014.

Leah Zeiger, Hannah Gray and Patricia San Pedro, Kiwanis Scholarship winners

Leah Zeiger, Hannah Gray and Patricia San Pedro, Kiwanis Scholarship winners

S. Paul Ward Key Club Scholarship

Patricia San PedroSanPedroTYPatricia San Pedro was awarded the S. Paul Ward Key Club Scholarship.  This $1,000 academic scholarship is given to a student who is a Key Club member, and is based on grade point average and community service. Patricia will attend USC in the fall, majoring in Gerontology.




Kenneth Yamanaka Memorial Scholarship

Hannah GrayHannah Gray is this year’s recipient of the Kenneth Yamanaka Memorial Scholarship, a $1,000 academic scholarship awarded to a college-bound high school student who has shown outstanding academic achievement.  Hannah will be attending Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she will study Linguistics and Art.


Maus Family Arts Scholarship

Leah ZeigerAwarded to Leah Zeiger, the $1,000 Maus Family Arts Scholarship is given to a South Pasadena student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the arts (e.g. visual arts, performing arts, music, film, dance), and intends to pursue his or her post-secondary education in the arts.  Leah will be attending Columbia College in Chicago this fall, where she will study Dance and Choreography.