On March 19, 2015, The Kiwanis Club of Torrance held its annual Celebration of Community luncheon at the Doubletree Hotel in Torrance, with support from sponsors, including Enterprise, ExxonMobil, the Torrance Tribune and Milestone Hostice, Inc. Torrance Mayor and Keynote Speaker Patrick Furey presented certificates of recognition to dozens of invited service and non-profit organizations, including NAMI South Bay.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. The Kiwanis guiding principles are:
> To give importance to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life.
> To encourage living by the Golden Rule.
> To promote higher social, business, and professional standards.
> To encourage and be servant leaders.
> To build Kiwanis clubs that build lasting friendships and serve and strengthen local communities.
> To promote justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
To serve children of the world.
NAMI South Bay thanks Kiwanis of Torrance for a wonderful luncheon and for its continued support of local service and non-profit organizations.