Longtime members of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park, Maya Sewald and Tom Gibboney, are the latest presidents of the club and the foundation, respectively. Ms. Sewald, a real estate broker with Pacific Union and Mr. Gibboney, the retired editor and publisher of the Almanac newspaper, will serve until June 30, 2017.
Both new presidents say they are passionate about the mission of Rotary, especially in the local community. Recent projects completed by the club include building a community garden for Belle Haven residents, supplying dictionaries to third graders, and volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank and the Ronald McDonald House.
Mr. Gibboney, an avid cyclist, has co-chaired the Tour de Menlo bicycle ride with longtime club member Dick Givens for more than 10 years. Last year, the ride raised nearly $40,000 for need-based scholarships and 10 non-profit agencies supported by the Almanac Holiday Fund.
Photo by Michelle Tsui courtesy of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park