Del Mar Kiwanis installs new officers


The Del Mar Kiwanis Club had its 2014-2015 officers installed recently by the Kiwanis Division 37 Lieutenant Governor. The ceremony was held at the Fish House on Via de la Valle in Solana Beach. The participants were outgoing Lt. Governor Pat Bell, new president Steve Gardella, vice president Dr. Bob Siggins, incoming Lt. Governor Carl Ames, treasurer Nancy Wasko, and secretary Sherrie Pantalon.

Ames discussed his goals for Division 37 and the role that the Del Mar Kiwanis would play during his tenure.

Kiwanis is a 100-year-old service club whose goal is helping the less-fortunate children of the world. Through Kiwanis International, mental retardation due to iodine deficiency has been eliminated in Third World countries. Kiwanis International is now directing its efforts toward eliminating neonatal tetanus, which is a major cause of death in the Third World.

Locally, the Del Mar Kiwanis Club supports Children’s Hospital, La Classe Majica, the Solana Beach Head Start program and the Wounded Warriors program at the Naval Hospital in San Diego.

The Del Mar Kiwanis club meets twice a month at the Fish House in Solana Beach. Anyone interested in attending and learning more about Kiwanis should contact Chuck Phillips at 858-354-6536 or Steve Gardella at 858-864-8586.