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Dedicated to Building a Stronger Community

Proudly serving our beloved central coast community since 1956, the members of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Pismo Beach have dedicated ourselves to our local community and especially the welfare of the youth. Collectively we have volunteered thousands of hours and made substantial monetary donations to help insure that this community is a model for America.

The motto of Kiwanis International is “Serving the Children of the World”. 100% of the funds raised by Kiwanis of Greater Pismo Beach are put directly towards projects for children and the local community.

We are committed to actively supporting programs and projects which will give our children the best possible safe environment in which to learn and grow into outstanding American citizens.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pismo Beach is a certified 501(c)(3) foundation

Current Kiwanis Club Officers

Mike Britton
(805) 720-2318

Tom Parsons
(805) 748-5511

Matt Rice
(805) 459-5159

Major Programs & Projects

Arroyo Grande High School

  • Major financial contributor AGHS Band, Baseball, Basketball, Choir, Football, Centruty Club, Robotics, Scholarship Fund, Soccer, Car Club, Arts In Education, Eagle Athletic Foundation, and more.
  • Contributed funding and labor to build bleachers for Football Stadium
  • Purchased scoreboards for Football Stadium
  • Built stadium track
  • Resurfaced tennis courts
  • Contributed and upgraded the Weight and Strength Training facility
  • Paid for and built the baseball dugouts
  • Helped build Announcer’s Booth at the Doug Hitchen Stadium
  • Sponsor annual football banquet to support AGHS athletic program

Other Local Schools

  • Purchased materials, built and installed playground equipment for Grover City Elementary School
  • Purchased materials, built and installed playground equipment for Grover Heights School
  • Installed the concrete foundation for the School Library at Branch Elementary School
  • Built a common lunch area for students at Branch Elementary School
  • Worked on improvement projects at the Day Care Center of Pismo Beach
  • Hold annual barbecue for Paulding Middle School in recognition of outstanding students
  • Held barbecue at Paulding Middle School for Medieval History Day
  • Purchased scoreboard for new gymnasium at St. Patrick’s School
  • Sponsored nine (9) teachers from Lucia Mar School District to attend training conferences targeted at learning to work more effectively with troubled youth
  • Support Dana Elementary School
  • Destination Imagination

Community Projects

  • Built amphitheater at Lopez Lake
  • Built benches for Pismo Beach Pier
  • Built name signs for Pismo Beach parks
  • Donated and planted trees at AG Cemetery
  • Donated and installed sound system and stainless steel sinks at Pismo Beach Veterans’ Hall
  • Contributed $20,000 to South C rforming Arts Building Fund
  • Built Margo Dodd Park in Shell Beach
  • Reconditioned and painted YMCA in Pismo Beach
  • Painted and helped restore Ruth Paulding House to be donated to Historical Society
  • Built Camp French Nature Trail at Boy Scout Camp
  • Contributed a new exercise machine at AG Hospital for rehabilitation of patients
  • Helped to fund and provide labor for restoration of Price House in Pismo Beach.
  • Donated $12,000 and labor for lights at Soto Park
  • Actively support Ducks Unlimited. Helped raise considerable funds
  • Helped build large barbecue facility, including rain canopy at Pismo Beach Veterans’ Hall
  • Sponsored Child Safety Program, including fingerprinting approximately 200 children per year, photo and safety brochure
  • Host and primary sponsor of the “Strawberry Stampede” 10K run annually, involves over 500 runners
  • Collected over 10,000 eye glasses to distribute to people around the world
  • Donated over $10,000 to sponsor various YMCA programs
  • Contributed funds and built the food bank building in Grover Beach for the Five Cities Christian Women’s Club
  • Acquired a house in Grover Beach for SLO County Women’s Shelter and supplied both funds and labor to refurbish
  • Donated flags and flag poles at Arroyo Grande Cemetery
  • Donated money and labor to create a Library at the Museum of Flight in Santa Maria
  • The First Tee

Youth Activities

  • Sponsor several Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troops
  • Contribute annually to High School Scholarships
  • Van Norman Sight Read Aloud Contest; Over 300 students participate annually
  • DARE Program support
  • Arroyo Grande Police Department on Teenage Diversion Program
  • Provide dinner for over 200 Nipomo Cub Scouts annually
  • Special Olympics is a Major Emphasis Project; To date, Kiwanis of Greater Pismo Beach has contributed over $75,000 and hundreds of hours of labor
  • Sponsor Youth in Government Day as well as a career program to bring business leaders into schools
  • 35 year sponsor of the Arroyo Grande High School (Kiwanis) Key Club
  • Provide wagons, as an alternative to wheelchairs, for children at Arroyo Grande Hospital
  • Have sponsored over 100 youth sports teams, including football, basketball, soccer, and baseball
  • Held numerous barbecues for Scout Activities at Camp French, namely Eagle Scout Ceremonies
  • Sponsor annual luncheon to recognize new teachers in the Lucia Mar School District
  • Supported Future Farmers Program by attending the County Fair Auction and purchasing beef
  • Purchased educational film entitled, “EPIDEMIC! Kids, Drugs & Alcohol”, for Arroyo Grande Police Department
  • Sponsor 4-H Guide Dog Program
  • Sponsored and helped organize “SADD”, “MADD” and “Just Say No” clubs at various schools
  • Major contributor to the United South County Boys and Girls Club
  • Young Life
  • Guitars Not Guns