Service clubs

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On Friday, August 3rd, the Menlo-Atherton High School Leo Club ran their third annual Summer Barbeque for the Veterans in the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) at the Veterans Affairs Center in Menlo Park. They fed 50 veterans as well as some staff members and volunteers.
The Leos worked hard throughout the past school year to raise money for their events. Their largest source of income comes from working the Stanford Concession Stands with their sponsoring Lions Club, the Peninsula Veterans Lions Club. They work as many football, basketball, and soccer games as they can muster with their busy schedules during the school year.

Photo courtesy of Leos Club; pictured left to right Anna Patrick, Amelia Kratzer, Alexandra Kogler, Lizzy Young, Kylie Wong, Nia Zisman, and Elise Kratzer

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Menlo-Atherton’s Head Football Coach kicks off August speakers for Menlo Park Kiwanis Club

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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 […]

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16th annual Tour de Menlo set for August 18

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The Tour de Menlo offers three Peninsula routes for cyclists of all abilities, along with good weather, great food, and plenty of SAG support for those who need it. Riders have their choice of 65-, 46- and 35-mile routes, all well-marked and beginning at Menlo-Atherton High School on Saturday, Aug. 18. After taking different routes […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club Awards $50,000 in scholarships to Menlo-Atherton High School seniors

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Ten  Menlo-Atherton High School seniors received scholarships at the Kiwanis Club’s annual scholarship luncheon, Tuesday, May 22, at the Allied Arts Guild. For more than 40 years, the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club has provided college scholarships to Menlo-Atherton graduating seniors, based on academic performance. More than $1.1 million has been awarded to local students during the […]

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Junior League of Palo Alto Mid-Peninsula awards $40,000 in grants to local non-profits

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The Junior League of Palo Alto Mid-Peninsula awarded $40,000 in grants at their Annual Membership Meeting at the Elks Lodge on May 16th. Community grants are given in response to critical needs to fund new programs, specialized training, capital expenditures and general operating funds. Programs that requested funding were required to align with the League’s […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club member honored for 25 years of service on National Rebuilding Day

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club member Tom Sako recently received an award for his 25 years of continued service on National Rebuilding Day, the signature event of Rebuilding Together. He has organized the Kiwanis effort every year, and, as a local contractor, he has provided the leadership and planning needed to manage up to 20 volunteers […]

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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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Rotary Club accepting grant applications from qualified non-profits

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) […]

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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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