Archive of Judy Horst

Judy has written 19 article(s) for InMenlo.


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A wide variety of subjects are covered by invited speakers at Menlo Park Kiwanis Club luncheons held at Allied Arts. The public is invited to these lunches held each Tuesday at noon.

August 7: Menlo-Atherton’s Head Football Coach Adhir Ravipati (pictured) will talk about the upcoming season as well as share his passion about developing young men to be leaders in their communities. Earlier in 2018, the M-A Football Association received a $5000 grant from the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club to fund a new program developed by Ravipati to help players visit colleges and football camps in pursuit of scholarships. This effort has already resulted in scholarship offers for M-A Bear football players.

August 14: Bayana Chunga, African radio talk show host and founder of “Wings of Hope Malawi”, will share “Current Political Trends in Africa.” He will also talk about the role of independent media in the Malawian Democracy — from a previous “Wings of Hope” TV program.  Since 2001, Chunga’s radio and television programs have championed the fight against HIV/AIDS, corruption and tribalism — ills that have wreaked havoc among the small south eastern country of Africa.

August 21: Lori Heathorn, All Horizons Travel, will take the audience to India in her talk. It’s one of 56 countries on all six continents that she’s visited. Her many experiences include the time she delivered mail with the postman in Outback Australia (five 5 homesteads in 12 hours on dirt tracks) and hiked to the top of a fjord in Norway.

August 28: Joyce Fredricson will bring the environment indoors when she reveals how she gets mid-grade students enthused about environmental sciences. As young students, they are shown many real-life experiments they can do in their everyday lives.

Kiwanis Club Meetings are held every Tuesday at Allied Arts Center, from 12:00 – 1:15, and the club welcomes visitors. Contact the club to attend any of the programs or for more details.

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Line up of April speakers announced by Menlo Park Kiwanis Club

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A wide variety of subjects are covered by invited speakers at the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club luncheons at Allied Arts each month. The public is invited to these lunches held each Tuesday at noon. April 3: Angie Ibarra, Executive Director of Generations United, is a native San Franciscan born to immigrant parents. Caring for the needs […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces March 2018 luncheon speakers

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The Menlo Park Kiwanis Club hosts noontime lunch at Allied Arts, followed by  talks and conversation. The public is invited. Speakers during March include: March 6: Jon Johnston, Fire Marshall for Menlo Park, “An Update on the Tubbs Fire, Drones & Fire Prevention” Fire Marshal Johnston (pictured right) began his career with the Menlo Park Fire […]

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Sudanese genocide survivor is one of the speakers in February at Kiwanis Club

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Imagine if you had no choice but to flee your country. Where would you go? How would you cope? What would you need to rebuild your life in exile? Would you help those left behind? These are the questions that South Sudanese have had to ask themselves in the face an unrelenting civil war, famine, […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club donates $5,000 to Menlo-Atherton High School Athletic Association

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In June of last year, M-A High School Football Coach Adhir Ravipati spoke to the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club at one of its regular Tuesday luncheons. He explained how he had established a program to create a culture of support in academics and life skills as well as athletics at the school. The program provides […]

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Kiwanis Club kicks off 2018 speaker luncheons with a wide variety of topics

The Menlo Park Kiwanis Club invites the public to their speaker luncheons every Tuesday at noon at the Allied Arts Guild. January 16: Lee Macklin — Helping You Understand DNA And Finding Your Ancestors So, you have taken a DNA test,  now what? Overwhelmed and confused about how to analyze your results? What are the key steps […]

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Spotted: Lauren Koo being honored by Menlo Oaks neighborhood group

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At Sunday’s Menlo Oaks District Association (MODA) Annual Meeting, 16-year-old Lauren Koo, a Junior at Menlo-Atherton High School, was honored for her quick thinking and heroic efforts to warn neighbors and authorities about a fire threatening nearby homes and property in the early morning of October 15, 2017. After calling 911, she knocked on neighbor’s […]

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Jerod Haase talks to Menlo Park Kiwanis about what’s ahead for Stanford men’s basketball

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Stanford men’s basketball coach Jerod Haase wanted to play for Stanford while growing up in South Lake Tahoe, but attended the University of California before transferring to the University of Kansas, playing for coach Roy Williams. Jerod highlighted Stanford’s upcoming men’s basketball season for the audience at the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club’s luncheon earlier this […]

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Jazzy tribute to Dr. Herb Wong at Kepler’s with launch of new book

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The launch of a new book, Jazz On My Mind, Sunday afternoon (8/7) at Kepler’s, celebrated Dr. Herb Wong’s life-long love of jazz. Friends and jazz fans from throughout the Bay Area were treated to readings from the book by co-author Paul Fingerote, former marketing director of the Monterey Jazz Festival, and to several jazz […]

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Menlo Oaks annual picnic 60-plus years and counting

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Menlo Oaks neighbors met at Peninsula School on Sunday, June 12, for the Menlo Oaks District Association (MODA) annual picnic. The picnic has been held at the school since 1958. Prior to that, it took place for many years on Madison Way.  However, no one remembers the year of the first picnic. Mary Lou Collyer […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club awards $41,000 in scholarships to M-A graduating seniors

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Eight outstanding Menlo-Atherton High School seniors received scholarships at the Kiwanis Club’s annual scholarship luncheon, Tuesday, May 24th, at the Allied Arts Guild. This year’s scholarship awards totaled $41,000. More than $1 million has been awarded to local students during the lifetime of the Club’s scholarship program. “There are many deserving students at M-A,” said […]

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