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!

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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.) For the fourth Wednesday of the month, the meeting takes place at Mimi's Café.

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.

Mimi’s Restaurant

10788 Westview Parkway, San Diego 92126
6:30 PM Networking
8:00 PM Adjourn

Directions to Mimi’s: Take I-15 to Mira Mesa Blvd and head west to Westview Parkway.


Club Officers

President,  Ross Ehrhardt

President Elect, Ted Myrus

Immediate Past President, Tom Bilotta

Secretary, Brad Hawes

Treasurer, Peter Ballantyne

TPK Foundation Board

Arman Freeman

Dan Henry

Don Ludwig

Mark Nesbit

Patty Smith

Rod Smith

Club Related Contact

Ross Ehrhardt, President, Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club

8677 Via La Jolla Drive, PMB 1144
La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: (858) 467-1600
Fax: (760) 753-1125

San Diego Festival of the Arts

Kaylie Rolin, Event Manager

Phone: (619)-744-0534


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