December 7, 2016 marked the 80th anniversary of the Lomita-Harbor City Kiwanis Club, celebrating 80 years of serving the Lomita and Harbor City California areas.
When our club was chartered in 1936, the Lomita and Harbor City area was a farming town with oil wells from Long Beach to Redondo Beach. A group of local merchants started our Club to better the community.
The Lomita-Harbor City Kiwanis Club consists of four entities.
1. Lomita- Harbor-City Kiwanis Club is a 501(c)(4) Non-Profit California Corporation.
2. The "Foundation" is a separate California corporate entity named "Lomita Kiwanis Foundation", a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, Charitable California Corporation/Foundation.
3. The third legal entity that we have is the "Lomita Kiwanis Scholarship Trust Fund", a California Charitalbe Trust registered with both the California Secretary of State and the California Registry of Charitalbe Trusts with the California Attorney General's Office.
4. The fourth legal entity, the "Lomita Kiwanis Gardens, Inc." a 501(c)(3) California Corporation is our senior/retirement living facility comprised of 72 individual independent senior residential units. Claudia Molina is the Resident Manager, employed by Retirement Housing Foundation, Inc, which is the facility operator and co-owner along with the Lomita Kiwanis Foundation (us).
Service Leadership Programs:
The Lomita-Harbor City Kiwanis Club sponsors Key Club and KIWINs Club at Narbonne High, Key Club at Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy, Torrance Community Key Club, and a new HArts Academy Key Club. These highly motivated younth show their leadership skills assisting the community with many volunteer hours and fundraising activities. All the while having fun doing it. We also sponsor Delores Ave. Elem. K-Kids Club. All sponsored youth clubs provide leadership and service opportunities for its members while encouraging academic excellence.
We Also Support:
Boy's and Girl's Clubs of the South Bay. Several club members currently serve on the Board of Directors. This organization assists families and local youth with a safe after school enviroment and activities.
Lomita Sheriff Explorers. Deputy Buritica guides local youth in a program that teaches them to be outstanding citizens. Many have graduated from the program and have become Los Angeles Sheriff Deputies and Police Officers.
Firefighter Explorers guide local youth to serve the community and strive to become LA County Firefighters and Firefighter Paramedics.
Local Lomita and Harbor City Boy & Girl Scouts.
Lomita and Harbor City Little Leagues.