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 La Jolla 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 La Jolla Festival of the Arts™, which is held annually in June at UCSD Warren Field. 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.

When and Where We Meet

We meet every Wednesday. The 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Wednesday in the mornings at the Torrey Pines Christian Church in La Jolla. The 2nd Wednesday is a dinner meeting at Mimi’s in Mira Mesa.

Torrey Pines Christian Church

8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive, La Jolla, 92037
7:15 AM Networking
8:30 AM Adjourn

Directions to Church: Take I-5 to La Jolla Village Drive. Head West on LJ Village drive to La Jolla Scenic and make a left.  Go to Via Posada and make a right.

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.

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 La Jolla Festival of the Arts.

Terrific speakers, fellowship and fun!

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Club Officers

President,  Robert Metz

President Elect, Tom Bilotta

Immediate Past President, Suzanne Sheridan

Secretary, Dan Henry

Treasurer, Yolanda del Rio

TPK Foundation Board

Peter Ballantyne, President

Ross Ehrhardt, VP

Don Ludwig, Treasurer

Dan Henry, Secretary

Bob Metz, Member

Jim Spievak

Tom Bilotta

Club Related Contact

Robert Metz, President, Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club

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

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

La Jolla Festival of the Arts (LJFA)

Kaylie Rolin, Event Manager

Phone: (619)-744-0534


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