Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Grantville-Allied Gardens
Serving the Children of the World
It's John Peterson Day in San Diego
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Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 was officially declared JOHN PETERSON DAY in the City...

President Alex Zubak wins "Best Of" Award
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Every year our local newspaper, Mission Times Courier, asks its readers to nominate...

2016 Kiwanis Scholarship Winners Announced
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Our club's Kiwanis Scholarship Committee has reviewed the applications and...

Conservation Poster Contest Results
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Patrick Henry High School students participated in a Conservation Poster contest...

End of an Era!
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We said farewell and THANK YOU this week to our 94-years-young charter member,...


Service with a Smile!!

Join us for a Kiwanis meeting on any Thursday morning!  We are always happy to welcome new friends and neighbors who are interested in volunteering their time for the community.

Meetings every Thursday, 7:00 a.m., Allied Gardens Recreation Center



Grantville-Allied Gardens

We are proud to be the two-time winner of the Mission Times Courier's Neighborhood Best reader's poll  "Best Do-Gooder Organization"

Chartered in San Diego in 1960, we are a service organization of men and women desiring personal involvement in the leadership and improvement of our community. As Kiwanians, we volunteer our time to make our communities and world better places in which to live and work. As a group, we achieve what individuals cannot do alone. Our club is proud to be a part of Kiwanis International.

Kiwanis Motto: Serving the Children of the World

Our weekly club meetings include breakfast, interesting guest speakers, planning service projects, socializing and fun. Visitors and newcomers are always welcome! Be our guest and come have breakfast with a group of very nice people! 

Thursday mornings 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Allied Gardens Recreation Center  
5155 Greenbrier Ave., San Diego, CA 92120


Club contacts
Email us at:
Mail:  P.O. Box 601211, 
San Diego, CA 92160-1211
Club President Alex Zubak: (619) 516-0155, (609) 254-0405,

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Marvin Elementary School is the home of our newest youth group, the Marvin Elementary K-Kids ClubK-Kids is one of several Service Leadership Programs (SLPs) sponsored by Kiwanis in schools and communities around the world.

Students who choose to get involved with Kiwanis through their school can join K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club International, or Circle K International, depending on their age and grade level.  Here, students can become active volunteers within their community, while also learning important skills for the real world, such as public speaking, project planning, teamwork, and leadership.

Our new K-Kids Club at Marvin Elementary School meets every other Thursday after school with advisor Kathy Wiskur, who is an award-winning member of our Kiwanis Club, and a Marvin Elementary graduate herself (never mind when!) Students interested in joining the club are encouraged to attend a meeting to find out what K-Kids and Kiwanis are all about.

The Kiwanis Club of Grantville-Allied Gardens sponsored the very first K-Kids Club in the state of California, starting at nearby Hearst Elementary School in 1994-95.  Thanks to the support of longtime Kiwanian Dr. Doug Grosmark, that club is still active and thriving at Hearst today!


Yes! You can still purchase a personalized brick!

Become a permanent part of Allied Gardens History!

During the summer of 2014, the Kiwanis Club of Grantville-Allied Gardens successfully raised funds for a new clock at The Triangle on Waring Road and Zion Avenue. We did this by selling personalized engraved bricks. The first 330 bricks were placed under the new clock and dedicated to the community at the Allied Gardens 60th Birthday Celebration on October 18, 2014. During phase two, 120 more bricks were installed on April 19, 2015, and 50 more were installed on December 24, 2015.

Because of the overwhelming response to this project, we have decided to make this a perpetual project for our club. Order forms are available below on this website. Orders will be installed at a later date in 2016.  Proceeds from the brick sales will go back to the community through our various community service projects. See Brick Facebook page.

The bricks, along with your personal messages, will become a permanent part of the history of Allied Gardens.

Honor the memory of a loved one
Celebrate a special occasion
Express gratitude
Remember a special pet
Advertise your business

Great Christmas and Holiday gifts!

To order your bricks, see information under Clock/Brick Campaign tab at left or on links below.

Clock/Brick Campaign Details        Brick Order Form 

Videos and media coverage:

Mission Times Courier reviews the Allied Gardens 60th Birthday Party

Facebook - Allied Gardens 60th Birthday and clock/brick campaign link

Video of the clock dedication ceremony

CBS News 8 video announcing Allied Gardens 60th Birthday

YouTube video of the clock removal

ABC 10 News announcing Allied Gardens 60th Birthday

We invite you to join us in serving the community!