K-Kids Club Week – Kudos to the Helpers Tuesday

alos Verdes High Key Club President Landon Ota and PVE Police Officer Steve BarberOur Palos Verdes High Key Club President Landon Ota brought thanks and a yummy Kings Hawaiian cake yesterday to the PVE Police. I’m the Key Club sponsor at this campus.

The PVE Police patrol their campus and are daily on the campus to help the students.
Since it’s K-Kids week and thank the helpers this was presented to the police officer Steve Barber who was thrilled to accept the thanks and the cake!

K-Kids Week 2021

KIWINS’ Ethan Ro: Thoughts as He Prepares for College

Hello Mr. Sherman,
As my high school experience comes to a close and I begin preparing for college, I’ve been trying to properly thank everyone who has helped me get where I am now.
From the very beginning of my adventures with Kiwanis, you were there for me. At first, I was a bit intimidated by how much of an endeavour running a club was, but with your guidance, it became a manageable and enjoyable challenge from which I grew greatly as a result.
I’ll always treasure the memories I made with KIWIN’s, but I always especially enjoyed our annual Christmas party at the Boys and Girls Club. It truly was one of the events I looked forward to the most. Just seeing members from both Pen and PV get together to create a perfect afternoon for those children really inspired me and showed me firsthand the positive effects of our work. It’s one thing to send money or supplies off to some organization but it is a completely different thing to personally show up to an event and see the smiles of the children as they rush to meet Santa himself.
My high school experience truly would not have been the same without you and I wish you all the best for the future.
Ethan Ro

Hello Mr. Gable,
As I will be leaving soon to start college, I’ve been trying to properly thank everyone who has helped me get where I am now.
I have always enjoyed listening to your speeches and absorbing the wisdom inside of them, but one phrase of yours in particular has continuously stuck with me throughout high school.
“Be the type of person who others want to see succeed.”
I will admit that I didn’t fully understand it at first, but it didn’t take long for me to realize that having support like that from another person requires an incredible amount of mutual trust and admiration. To be honest, I’m not sure exactly when you said that to me, but I know it was some time before the start of my senior year, the last year in which all my friends would all be together. From then on, I strived to become that type of person by cultivating meaningful relationships with other people who I truly did want to see succeed. Because of your advice, my relationships with my friends have become stronger than ever and our final months together were far more meaningful as a result. Even though our senior year ended abruptly, it was still one of the best high school experiences I have had and I owe a large amount of that to you and the life advice you have shared with us over these past years.
It has truly been an honor having your support and I wish you all the best for the future.
Ethan Ro

Benefit Concert

Richard Sherman poses with PV Peninsual HS Key Club members at Kiwanis benefit concert

Concerts are shared with various children groups. Tickets are provided courtesy of the Kiwanis and supported by the Key Club members.

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to thank the club for the concert support every year. When I am looking at 400 tickets on my dresser it is comforting to know that I can count on the club. The Boys & Girls Club was there as well as Volunteers of America members. I had wonderful e-mails from them after the show.

I can’t believe the turnout for the concert is larger every year with attendance of 400 people raising well over $10,000.

Next year will be benefit concert #50 on September 20, 2014 at the Armstrong. Please save the date. It will be special and emotional.

Thanks so much for your support every year. We are back at the Holiday Inn on Thursday and Terranea on Saturday as usual.”