The Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley
The Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley is a long-standing community service organization comprised of local business leaders and community residents who enjoy good fellowship while helping local organizations and individuals through service.
Our members contribute their time to local community efforts such as the NBC/Bay Area Food Drive, holiday toy drive, Alamo Tree Lighting, Casa Youth to Youth conference, and Relay for Life. Our club has also organized and conducted the 4th of July Parade in Danville since 1975.
The Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley started a grants program in the early 1990’s, and in the subsequent years has awarded grants to local community nonprofit organizations totaling more than $1,000,000. (Funding for the activities of the Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley have been raised through its affiliated nonprofit organization, the SRV Kiwanis Foundation, a 501c3 Public Charity.) The primary source of funding for our Grants program is from our generous 4th of July Parade sponsors.
Our club focuses on helping youth in the community by working closely with local Key Clubs for teens, Boy Scouts of America, and Girl Scouts of the USA. The Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley also works closely with local Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities.
I have been a member of the Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley for a little over a year but have been involved with Kiwanis since 2005, when my son joined Cub Scouts. Kiwanis chartered both my son’s Cub Pack and Boy Scout Troop, and although he has aged out of Boy Scouts and graduated from college, I am still involved with his old Troop – especially for service projects that involve both organizations. I am a member of both the Kiwanis Board and Mount Diablo Silverado Council Boy Scouts of America Board and I believe it is especially important for youth to volunteer their time on service projects that benefit others in the community.
I graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BS in Earth Sciences (1985) and have been working in the engineering/consulting business for over 32 years and the last 10 as a geotechnical services manager.
I have been a member of Kiwanis since 1979 and transferred to the San Ramon Valley Club in 1981.
I have been a Board Member or Officer for most of the past 36 years. I am currently Secretary/Treasurer of the Club and the SRV Kiwanis Foundation, and Chairman of the Grants Committee. I have been Kiwanian of the Year 3 times over that span, and was honored with a Life Membership in Kiwanis International in 2015.
My late wife, Rose, was honored with Kiwanis’ Walter Zeller Award in 2011. Our 13 children, 27 grandchildren and 15 (so far) great-grandchildren have all been supportive and involved with my Kiwanis life. My late Grandfather, Rev. Jesse Luther Lineweaver, was a co-founder of the Kiwanis Club of Beckley, West Virginia in 1925.
I have been a real estate owner/developer and CA Real Estate Broker since 1969. I am also a proud graduate of St. Mary’s College (1968) and UC Berkeley (MBA 1970).
One of the club's newest members, I joined the San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Club in summer 2016, after finding out the group organizes the Danville 4th of July Parade and thinking it would be fun to help plan while making some new connections and getting involved in the local community.
I serve as the webmaster for the SRV Kiwanis Club, as well as Valley Parent Preschool in Danville. I'm currently a graduate student in the Public Administration Program at San Francisco State University, wrapping up my last couple of requirements before getting a Master's in Public Administration. I hope to pursue program evaluation and development after graduating - preferably in a management consulting position. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I joined Kiwanis in 2017 because community service is important to me. The Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley is an energetic group, focused on youth and the community, which dovetails nicely with my work as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 999 in Livermore, Ca.
I’ve been a resident of the East Bay area for most of my life. I currently live in Livermore with my wife, Lydia, and my three children. I am lucky enough to be an assistant scoutmaster for my sons’ boy scout troop.
I am an employment attorney with offices in Pleasanton and San Jose. Through my business, Nuddleman Law Firm P.C. (http://nuddleman.com), I represent employers and employees in a wide variety of employment-related disputes.
For the past eight years, Patti Barsotti has worked closely with high-net worth clients as part of the Mechanics Bank Wealth Management team.
With more than four decades of banking, commercial lending, and wealth management experience, Patti understands the issues her clients face due to their complex financial situations and has the specialized skills to help them.
Patti is a Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) and Certified Wealth Strategist® (CWS®). She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business from San Francisco State University and completed the Professional Financial Planning Course at the University of California, Berkeley.
Beyond her financial credentials, Patti has achieved recognition as a volunteer, leader, motivator, and service provider in the community. During her 27-year history of involvement with Kiwanis International, she has served in several capacities, from club level up to and including governor of its California-Nevada-Hawaii district and in 2011, as Kiwanis International Membership
Chair – Global.
Patti served on the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees for the 2013-2016 Kiwanis years, and supported the International World Wide Service Project to help raise $110 million to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus around the globe. March 28, 2017 Patti was appointed as Concord City Treasurer.
Since I joined Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley in 1995, my primary interest is and remains to provide community service for local community, a core mission of the club. We accomplish this goal by engaging in community service projects and raising money for local nonprofit organizations that otherwise may be unable to fulfill their mission. Our primary fund raising activity are sponsorships for the three-hour Kiwanis 4th of July Parade in Danville. Over 40,000 persons, many decked out in red, white and blue, attend the annual parade with well over 100 parade entries including bands, floats, marching youth groups from scouts, school activities, team sports, local businesses and, of course, local politicians.
There are a host of laudable business networking organizations designed for the main purpose of generating business. Our club is not one of them. Kiwanis is a worldwide organization emphasizing community service with an emphasis on children. Weekly luncheons are a welcome respite from day-to- day business activities where members can socialize, discuss family events, movies, sports and other matters that may not be life-changing but are fun, stimulating and sometimes entertaining.
I’m an Aggie as in UC Davis although when the namesake was established in 1905, the agriculture school was most likely not focused on a political science major. My campus employment was the envy of most students: I was the “Oly Man,” otherwise known as the campus rep for Olympia Brewing Company, and the TWA campus rep, both companies having met their demise long ago. I was also a janitor at a local student gathering spot in exchange for a tiny room that was barely enough room for a bed. We all need to start somewhere.
Nick Gant graduated with a B.A. in Geology from Trinity College in Dublin in 1967, followed by an M.Sc. in geophysics from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Subsequently he joined a geological consulting company in the U.K. and finally moved to Chevron Overseas Petroleum in 1982 from which he retired in 2002.
He lives in Danville and is married with two adult children, spending much time for his hobbies of genealogy, historical research and leisurely travel to far-off places.