Project Shoe 2018

On Saturday September 8th the Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates held their annual Project Shoe Program at the local Payless Shoe Store in Torrance. Seventy Five children ages 2 through 6 years, from the local Harbor City Boys and Girls Club, Volunteers of America, and children from military families,…

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2017 PV Half Marathon

On Saturday November 18th the Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates held the 52st annual PV Half Marathon.  1560 runners in three groups, half marathon, 10k and 5K, participated in the run. The start/finish line was at Pelican Cove in Ranch Palos Verdes.  Council persons Ken Dyda and Susan Brooks…

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Kiwanis Prosthetic Hand Program | October 2017

On October 28, 2017 the Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates held their second annual project to assemble 12 prosthetic hands. The prosthetic hands will be donated to a nonprofit organization for distribution to needy children that have lost their fingers as a result of birth or injury. The components…

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Project Shoe 2017

On Saturday September 9th the Kiwanis of RHE held their annual Project Shoe Program at the local Payless Shoe Store in Torrance. Ninety one pairs of school shoes, backpacks and school supplies were given out to children from the Boys and Girls clubs, Volunteers of America and children from military…

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Scholarship Luncheon 2017

On June 4, 2017, the Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates honored 24 students, their families and their counselors at the Los Verdes Golf Course. Outstanding high school graduates represented Palos Verdes, PV Peninsula, Phineas Banning, Port of Los Angeles, and San Pedro High Schools. Continuing scholars represented: Boston University;…

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2016 PV Half Marathon

On Saturday November 19th the Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates held the 51st annual PV Half Marathon. 1375 runners in three groups, half marathon, 10k and 5K, participated in the run. The start/finish line was at Pelican Cove in Ranch Palos Verdes. Mayor Ken Dyda kicked off the race…

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Prosthetic Hands for Children

On Saturday, October 22nd nineteen young adults from the three local high schools, Peninsula, Palos Verdes and Mary Star, met at the Palos Verdes on the Net (PVNet) Education & Technology Center in the Promenade Mall, Rolling Hills Estates and assembled ten prosthetic hands as a one day Kiwanis project. The students were all members of one of the Kiwanis on campus service clubs, the Key Club or the KIWINS. The project was developed in an association with the Kiwanis and PVNet, a 22 year old established emerging technology center. PVNet fabricated the parts and provided the facilities for the project. The prosthetic hands will be donated to Enable Community Foundation who will than distribute the hands to needy children. The Enable Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation created to deploy innovations for people with limb differences. Each hand required twelve different part types to be fabricated using the 3-D printing technology manufacturing process. To make up one hand a total of thirty one parts were required. This meant that PVNet had to 3D print a total of 310 parts to make up the ten prosthetic hands. PVNet began printing prosthetic hands in 2015 as science project for one of its interns, Eric Chen. Prior to assembling the parts, Kiwanis members, Herb Stark and Marty Dodell inspected the parts and removed any remaining flashing resulting from the manufacturing process. This was done to insure that each part would fit properly during assembly. The parts for each hand were than kitted and packed into individual kits ready for assembly by students. On the day of the project, ten work spaces, including tools, were setup at PVNet. Good partnerships such as this create opportunities for youth to gain confidence and experience by contributing positively to society. It also demonstrates not only the need for youth STEM education, but also delivers the opportunity to combine education with community service where the outcome measurably improves the lives of those in need. In case there is any doubt, just ask Ryan, the 7 year old boy who received one of the PVNet’s prosthetic hands.

On Saturday, October 22nd nineteen young adults from the three local high schools, Peninsula, Palos Verdes and Mary Star, met at the Palos Verdes on the Net (PVNet) Education & Technology Center in the Promenade Mall, Rolling Hills Estates and assembled ten prosthetic hands as a one day Kiwanis project.…

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Project Shoe 2016

Each year the Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates hosts a children’s school shoe party.  This year Project Shoe was held on September 10th at the local Payless Shoe Store in Torrance. The children are from the local Boys and Girls Club, ranging in age from 5 and 7 years,…

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2015 Boys and Girls Club Christmas Party

Fifty children, ages 5 through 7, participated in this year’s annual Christmas party at the Harbor Boys and Girls Club on December 5th. Each year the Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates hosts this event for the local children supported by the Key Club and KIWINS from the Peninsula and…

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Photos | 2015 PV Half Marathon

Palos Verdes Half Marathon 2015 large group photo

The PV Half Marathon was held on Saturday November 14, 2015 under sunny skies and cool temperatures.  Just under 1,200 runners participated in the event.  The start/finish line was at Pelican Cove in Rancho Palos Verdes went along the scenic coastal roads of PV Drive South and PV Drive West.…

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