Join TPK

Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club and Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation


The Torrey Pines Kiwanis (TPK) club was founded in 1982 as a spinoff of the La Jolla Kiwanis Club to serve the East La Jolla area and the Golden Triangle area. TPK started serving the Scripps Mira Mesa area in December 2013. TPK is part of Kiwanis Division 21. The TPK mission is to produce the highest quality arts and entertainment experience for our visitors and artists in support of recreational and educational programs for San Diegans with disabilities.

The TPK club is the organization behind the prestigious San Diego Festival of the Arts™. In 1987, TPK member Dallas Clites, a professional photographer, suggested producing an art festival as a means to raise funds to support programs for San Diegans with disabilities. So began the San Diego Festival of the Arts™, which is held annually in June at Waterfront Park. Our club is open to all, and you might find our humor and passion something you could embrace. We’d love to meet you! Come visit!

Proceeds from the Festival are managed and distributed through the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation, 501(c) (3) Tax ID 33-0329642.

Why We Meet

Do you have a passion to support the ARTS and San Diegans with disabilities?  Do you desire to give back to your community by supporting our high schools through the Key Club program?

You can fulfill your passion in two ways:

  • Join us and help support the community service initiatives of the Torrey Pines Kiwanis.
  • Become a sponsor/donor and support the arts and culture of San Diego through the San Diego Festival of the Arts.

Terrific speakers, fellowship and fun!

Want to give back to the community?

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When and Where We Meet

We meet every Wednesday. For the first, second, and third Wednesdays of the month, meetings take place at the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church (7:20 a.m.–8:30 a.m.)

Good Samaritan Episcopal Church

4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, 92121
7:15 AM Networking
8:30 AM Adjourn

Directions to Church: Take I-5 to La Jolla Village Drive. Head East on La Jolla Village Drive to East Gate Mall.


Club Officers

President, Peter Ballantyne

Immediate Past President, Ted Myrus

Secretary, Brad Hawes

Treasurer, Mark Branning

Bob Sarlin

Dan Henry

Don Ludwig

Jim Spievak

Karen Mullen

Mark Nesbit

Rod Smith

TPK Foundation Board

President, Peter Ballantyne

Vice-President, Dan Henry

Treasurer, Don Ludwig

Secretary, Jim Spievak

Al Kovach

Mark Nesbit

Ted Myrus

Club Related Contact

Peter Ballantyne, President, Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club

8677 Via La Jolla Drive, PMB 1144

La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: (858) 467-1600
Fax: (619) 230-0490

San Diego Festival of the Arts

Cami Tran, Events Manager

Phone: (619)-744-0534


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