Santee Kiwanis is proud to organize and support a number of community activities and programs. Below is an overview of some of our primary and regular events.

  • Junior Olympics: Generally held the first Saturday in June, this event involves students from the 4th through 8th grades of the nine Santee elementary schools. Students participate in various track and field events. All participants receive a “participation ribbon” and, for each preliminary race, each 1st through 3rd place students receive a red, blue or white ribbon. For the final race in each event, the 1st through 3rd place winners receive a large rosette ribbon. The elementary school with the largest cumulative score from the event is awarded the perpetual trophy with the year and school name engraved on the trophy. The award of the perpetual trophy is presented in the school’s yearend assembly.
  • Local Law Enforcement Recognition: Annually, the Club holds an award dinner to recognize deserving sworn officers and senior volunteers from the Santee Sheriff’s station and the El Cajon Highway Patrol station.
  • Children’s Fishing Derby:   Generally held the first Saturday in December, children from 1st through 6th grade participate at Santee Lakes. Trophies and fishing related prizes are awarded for various categories.
  • Easter Sunrise Service: In conjunction with the Santee Ecumenical Council and Santee Lakes, the Club annually hosts the Sunrise Service.
  • Roadside Pride: In conjunction with Santee city management and local Santee High School Key Clubs, designated road segments are cleared of roadside trash.
  • Scholarship Awards: Each year the Club solicits applications from graduating seniors from both Santee High Schools. While grade point average is a consideration, community service is the major consideration in awarding scholarships.
  • Mission Trails Day: Each year Mission Trails Park holds a celebration and our Club hosts the only food and drink booth on the east side of the park. Local high school Key Clubs participate. In addition to community service, it is a fund raiser for the Club.
  • Hope of America Award: Annually this award is given to a graduating 8th grade student, from each Santee Elementary School, to recognize students who demonstrate leadership, moral character, scholarly aptitude and community service. The students should be potential leaders who have sustained our democratic way of life and exhibited outstanding citizenship traits.
  • Edgemoor Breakfast Support: The Club, with support from Key Club members, assists in helping patients who are capable and want to have breakfast at the hospital’s cafeteria instead of their room.   These events occur several times a year.
  • Support Local High School Kiwanis Key Clubs: Key Clubs are a significant part of Kiwanis. Key Club members learn and experience leadership in addition to providing community service. Our Club provides support and community service opportunities to the Key Clubs.
  • Miracle Mile of Quarters: Our Club, along with other Key Clubs and other Kiwanis Clubs in the area, support Rady Children’s Hospital.
  • Seniors Support: Our Club, alone or in conjunction with other community service organizations, helps local seniors with various home related projects for which the home owner needs assistance.

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