Archive of Judy Horst

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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 3Angie Ibarra, Executive Director of Generations United, is a native San Franciscan born to immigrant parents. Caring for the needs of the poor and empowering families is her passion. She understands firsthand the difficulties of growing up in the Bay Area on welfare, with a single mother and many siblings. Ms. Ibarra spent 25+ years in Corporate America, while volunteering her time reaching out to youth, women and families.  Her vision is to equip and mobilize teams of caring volunteers who work with local schools, providing much needed support in education to under-resourced families.

April 10Bo Crane (pictured) has written numerous books and contributed articles to even more publications. He will reveal “Another Look at Menlo Park’s Past.” His other books and articles have included historical fiction of four eras set around the Los Angeles River, a non-fiction treatise regarding the spread of Christianity, a book on Pescadero, a fictional account of a group of road bicyclists, a biography of an early pioneer who initially flourished but ultimately failed in the foothills west of Palo Alto, and a book of 50 of poetry.

 April 17: Carl Mauck brings his love of flying to his talk, “An Airline Pilot’s View of Passenger Disturbances.” Every week another airline is chastised about how it’s handled passengers or pets. It’s only fair to hear these stories from the pilot’s perspective. He will share his experiences, changes in the airlines approach to passenger problems, and the impact of social media’s magnification of passenger incidents.

April 24: Hanna Malik is on the board of Okizu Support, a group that provides peer support, respite, mentoring, and recreational programs to meet the needs of all members of families affected by childhood cancer. Okizu (oak-eye-zoo) comes from the Sioux language and means unity, to come together, to heal from a hurt, to make whole. For 36 years, Okizu has been committed to the continuing support of Oncology, Siblings, Family, Bereavement, and Teens-N-Twenties programs.

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.

Photo by Robb Most (c) 2017 

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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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Community invited to Menlo Park Kiwanis Club May lunches featuring a variety of speakers

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Guest speakers at Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meetings in May will touch on a variety of subjects — police and the media, challenges facing the California legislature, how San Mateo County’s Harbor District benefits residents, and planting trees at local schools and in neighborhoods. The Kiwanis Club will also award its annual scholarships to graduating […]

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