Club News

Here is all the news for the club.

Jim Cate Recognized for Inter-Clubs - 03/17/2018
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At our morning meeting, President Ray Sopfe recognized Jim Cate for his leadership of our Inter-club program that brought our club a Round Robin Award and a Mileage Award from the California-Nevada-Hawaii District.  

Great Talent in Speech Contest! - 03/10/2018
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Four students from Joan MacQueen Middle School and one from Mountain View Learning Academy presented speeches on a variety of topics to our membership.  Ethan Mootaw from the Mountain View Learning Academy totally impressed us with his winning speech on the 2nd Amendment.  Pictured left to right are President Ray Sopfe, Wyatt Bollum, Michael Birkenbach, Winner Ethan Moutaw, and Rylee Schwartz.  Not present is Zachary Burton, who had to leave right after he presented his speech.

Local Kids Win Medals at Youth Olympics - 02/11/2018
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Local elementary school children enjoyed a day of competing for medals in metered races, softball throws, jump roping, obstacle courses, sit ups and more.  While scores were being tallied, everyone was entertained by our favorite magician!

Key Club Takeover! - 01/13/2018
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Our club sponsors the Granite Hills High School Key Club , now 122 students strong!  On Saturday, 60 of them arrived to take over our meeting as a planned fundraiser, and successfully raised $1300 from our members more than willing to help them with their expenses.  Kylie Schwenk, President of the Key Club, led our meeting. She and her team led the meeting and took over all of the normal functions of our own officers.  This is one of many ways our club helps to train our youth in leadership skills.

JMMS Students Win National Competition! - 01/06/2018
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JMMS students, Hayden Loarie and Ramses Lara, attended our meeting to share details of how they took the National title in the Junior Solar Sprint Competition in Orlando FL with their solar powered car built with 3D printers.  Our club helped finance their trip to participate in this competition.

George Mason Moves to Montana - 01/06/2018
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Today we said goodbye to George Mason, a member of this club for the past 19 years.  George was a big help with our many events throughout the year.  George will be moving to Montana to live with his son.  He will be missed!

Alpine Brewery Supports our Work! - 12/30/2017
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Pictured is President Ray Sopfe with the Alpine Brewery tasting staff, accepting a donation of $500 for our use to help the community and youth of Alpine.  The club is very grateful for their support!

GymTrix Treats Us to a Performance - 12/16/2017
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Our club has often provided funding to help the Alpine GymTrix kids travel to national competitions.  They said thank you today with a delightful performance!  The Alpine Kiwanis helps our local youth in a wide variety of different ways.

Bill Lewis Joins the Alpine Kiwanis - 12/09/2017
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We were honored to welcome Bill Lewis as the club's newest member this morning.  Bill was formerly with the El Cajon Valley Kiwanis Club.  He has already been a big help with our Soap Box Derby, even before joining us as a member.

Christmas Performance by Granite Hills Choir - 12/09/2017
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Twice a year, our members are treated to a special performance of the Granite Hills High School Choir, an organization we have been supporting for the past 20 years.  As always, the very talented teenagers did a great job of entertaining us with a wide variety of Christmas Carols.

President Greg Fox surpised Louise Phipps with the Key Club Advisor pin and the added the Kiwanian of the year pin tab from the 2013 -14.