Love where you live!
Glenna Bloemen, who joined the La Mesa Kiwanis Club in 2003, has been installed as Lt. Governor for Division 31 of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Kiwanis International for 2012-2013. The division is comprised of 15 clubs in San Diego East County. She has served as treasurer and president of the La Mesa club.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Bloemen grew up in San Diego, graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism and master's in leadership education. She also earned a law degree from Western Sierra Law School.
Her love of people and writing inspires her to participate in volunteer services in the community she loves, La Mesa.
Through Kiwanis and other volunteer efforts, Bloemen has given of her time and talents to such activities as the Miracle Mile of Quarters, La Mesa Library Readers and Writer's Fest, the Drew Ford/Kiwanis Club of La Mesa All American Soap Box Derby, the Helix High School Key Club, and Grossmont Healthcare District's Annual Kids Care Fest, among others.
Over the past two years, Bloemen has served on the La Mesa Centennial Committee, working with the city council, the La Mesa Historical Society, and members of the community in celebrating La Mesa's 100th birthday.
Bloemen represents the true Renaissance woman, involved and
enjoying all creative aspect of life and managing many businesses at
one time, including bookkeeper with Walter Weisman CPA in La Mesa and broker associate with Keller-Willilams Realty in El Cajon.
In her spare time, she enjoys helping others publish their books through her publishing company, Vanderblumen Publications. She is an avid quilter, and enjoys spending time with her two cats, whimsically named Sir Charles Brown and Prince Harry Brown.