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The Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation Gifts Committee is accepting grant applications that focus on Youth Education and Low Income Single Parents from local qualified 501(c)3 organizations for the 2018 year. Applications should be received no later than March 31, 2018 and will be considered by April 20, 2018 by the Committee.

Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations providing services to Menlo Park, adjacent unincorporated areas, and East Palo Alto are invited to submit proposals that identify a compelling public need in the focus area and a specific project to address that need.

The goals, guidelines, and forms for this year’s grant applications can be found at www.menloparkrotary.org or organizations may email mprotarygifts@gmail.com for more details.

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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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M-A Leo Club initiates Virtual Giving Tree for homeless veterans in Menlo Park

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Throughout the month of December, the Leo District 4-C4 created and executed the first Virtual Giving Tree for veterans. The Leos provided gifts to approximately 50 veterans, all part of the Homeless Veterans Rehabilitation Program (HVRP) at the Veterans Affairs Center in Menlo Park.  Elise Kratzer and Dina Zheng, Leo District 4-C4 Board First VP […]

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Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula is collecting gifts for children affected by North Bay fires

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The Fall new member class of the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula ( JLPA•MP) is leading a Done in a Day (DIAD) project in partnership with the Junior League of Napa-Sonoma. On Saturday, December 2, 2017, between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm, Junior League volunteers will be collecting donations of new holiday gifts appropriate […]

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Spotted: Leo teens delivering needed supplies to North Bay fire victims

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The Leo District 4-C4 Board (part of the Lions Clubs International) teens banded together to assist the Northern California fire victims. On Saturday, October 28, the Leos drove three minivans stuffed full of physical supplies and more than $1,000 to Santa Rosa. In two weeks, the Leo District 4-C4 Board’s Northern CA Fire Aid Drive […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces speakers for November

How to avoid future online security breaches, emergency preparedness in the light of recent disasters, travels through Ireland, and a visit by Kiwanis District 34’s new Lt. Governor Patricia Emslie — all are timely topics of discussion at November Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meetings. November 7: Kiwanis members Les Koonce, Koonce Financial Services, and retired Menlo […]

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Joe Simitian gives tips for successful advocacy at Junior League sponsored talk

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The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP) is hosting Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian to present his popular “13 Tips for Successful Advocacy” talk on October 18, from 7:00-8:30 pm at the City Council Chambers in Menlo Park. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending can RSVP […]

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Firemen flipping pancakes bring out the smiles this morning in Menlo Park

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It may have been chilly early this morning in Menlo Park — yes, mid-40s! — but that didn’t diminish the fun and excitement of the annual pancake breakfast held at the Menlo Park First District headquarters on Middlefield Road. 18-old-month old Dylan (top) took in the scene from the bumper of a fire truck while […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces September speakers

A returning veteran, an author, and directors of two non-profit services will speak at Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meetings in September. September 5 Paul Limson served six years in the U.S. Navy as a medic. Since his discharge he has embarked on a four-year college degree in medical sciences and is currently in his second […]

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