Menlo Park Kiwanis Club

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Edward “Ned” Moritz – pictured right – (Alain Pinel Realtors) was named President of the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club for the upcoming year. He replaces Brian Rigonan (BPR Law Group), who will remain as Treasurer. Other officers for the new term are Tim Wright, Secretary, and Bruce Wellings, Assistant Treasurer. The club’s fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30.

“As incoming Kiwanis Club President, I will focus on growing our membership,” Moritz said. “We’d like to add at least 10 new members this year. We have new membership options for those who can’t attend weekly luncheons but would like to become more involved in the community.

“Kiwanis is perfect for people who want to give back to the community through our projects. We are a ready-made, on-gong service organization, with vetted, established programs. Becoming a member means you can have immediate impact. Our mission is to help the children in our community, but we serve many others, too.

“During the nine years that I’ve been a member of Kiwanis, I’ve always been impressed by our ability to support various organizations and activities. By the end of this year, the Menlo Park Kiwanis Foundation will have contributed over $94,000 to several local organizations, including more than $50,000 in college scholarships for Menlo Atherton High School seniors.”

This year, additional funds were given to the M-A Football Association enabling players to attend university summer camps to help with college admissions. Grants were also made to Stanford University’s Intramural program, Rebuilding Together, Weingarten Children’s Center, St. Anthony’s Dining Room, the Closeup Foundation, and Kiwanis Special Games.

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