About Us

                                                                                 Kiwanis Mission:

                                    To support and serve Long Beach, one child and one community at a time.

                                                                                       Who we are:

The Kiwanis Club of Long Beach, founded in 1919, has always maintained a strong and respected leadership with the city.  Many members are small business owners, representatives of large corporations, non-profit leaders, educators, individuals, retirees, moms, dads and anyone with a spirit of altruism and a desire to help make the community a better place by improving the lives of children and youth.

Through hands-on service projects and financial grants, the Kiwanis Club strives to enrich the lives of our community children.  Through the many partnerships with organizations who also focus on service projects, we support families

in need, the physically challenged, school youth programs and more.  Kiwanis provides mentor programs and career enrichment to high school Kiwanis "Key Clubs" and the Circle "K" college programs which teach service and leadership skills.  For more information about our history "Click here"

                                        2021-2022 Kiwanis Division 13, Lt. Governor

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District 13 Lt. Governor

Tony Diaz

Past President

Bixby Knolls Kiwanis

Kiwanis Member for 8 years

Former Elementary School Teacher & 38 yrs President of

Teachers Association, L.B.

2021-2022 Kiwanis Club of Long Beach Leadership


Immediate Past President

Don Budai

Past President 1990&2019

Current Builder Editor

Member since 1978

Retired Naval Officer


2021-22 President 

Maria Elena Rincon

Member since 2019

Past Foundation Chair

Quality Assurance,

Children's Bureau of

Long Beach

Secretary -1

Andrea Sulsona

Member since 2011

Past President 2013

YMCA, Long Beach Exec. Director,Early Childhood 

Education Programs.


Sue Baker

Member since 2004

Past President 2009

Endowment Fund Trustee

Foundation Board of Directors

Retired, YMCA, C.O.O.


Bob Dillon, CPA

Member since 1983

Endowment Treasurer

Raimondo, Pettit Group, CPAs

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Assistant Treasurer

Co-Chair Sponored Youth

Sun-Sun Lin

Member since 2016

Retired Actuary


Vice President of Committees

Robert Stewart

Member since 1993

Past President 1999

Principal, Robert Stewart, Architect

Vice President of Administration

Pam Dingwell

Member since 1997

Community Hospital Foundation,

Director of Administration

Co-Chair Sponsored Youth 

Chairman of Social Events

Rick Pinson

Member since 2016

Past Presdient 2017

Software Engineer, Retired

2022-23 President Elect
Beth Roach
Member since 2020
Program Chair 2020
Financial Advisor
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank