Menlo Park Kiwanis Club

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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 to make sure all of the work could be completed in just one day.

Each year on the last Saturday in April, National Rebuilding Day unites the largest nationwide group of volunteers from all walks of life to rehabilitate homes and community facilities in an effort to revitalize local communities, —providing much needed, and sometimes critical, life-saving repairs, for vulnerable families. This includes fixing homes and buildings in need of painting inside and out; repairing gutters, fences, steps, window sills and doors; and yard cleanup.

Local and national leadership of Rebuilding Together were on hand to present the award to Sako. Pictured are Cari Pang Chen, Associate Director, Rebuilding Together Peninsula; Caroline Blakely, CEO of Rebuilding Together (national office); Lily Hinde; Dan Hinde; Seana O’Shaughnessy, Western Regional Director, Rebuilding Together; and Menlo Park Kiwanis Club members Tom Sako, who received the well-deserved award, Bill Zonner, Mark Ghanbari, Timothy Wright, and Tom Boeddiker.

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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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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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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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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club hosts WWII veteran on July 18

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World War II veteran Army Sergeant Roy Billings (left) and his son Mike Billings traveled to Washington DC in May to visit the WWII memorial along with other veterans — all thanks to the efforts of Honor Flight Bay Area. Sergeant Billings will relate his wartime experiences and organization leader Connie Johnson will tell the […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club awards $55,000 in scholarships to Menlo-Atherton High School seniors

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Eight outstanding Menlo-Atherton High School seniors received scholarships at the Kiwanis Club’s annual scholarship luncheon, Tuesday, May 23, at the Allied Arts Guild. This year’s scholarship awards totaled more than $55,000, up from $41,000 last year. More than $1.1 million has been awarded to local students during the lifetime of the Club’s scholarship program. “There are […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces speaker line up for May – visitors are welcome!

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meets Tuesdays from noon to 1:15 pm at the Allied Arts Guild, presenting a variety of programs and speakers at its luncheons each month. On May 23rd, the Club will award its annual scholarships to Menlo-Atherton High School’s graduating seniors. Here are the programs for May. Visitors are invited to attend. May 2—Andy […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces upcoming speakers for its weekly meetings

The Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meetings are held every Tuesday at Allied Arts Center, from 12:00 – 1:15. Visitors are invited to attend meetings by contacting the Kiwanis Club. Here is a list of speakers for the next three meetings. February 28: Tony Green, Advanced Materials Foundation for Sustainable Future Products, “What Are Advanced Materials & Why Should […]

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John Pinkston named President of the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club for 2017

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Former USGS researcher John Pinkston (pictured right) is the President of the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club for the upcoming year. He replaces outgoing President Bruce Wellings (left), CPA and Financial Advisor. “As incoming Kiwanis Club President, my top priorities are to grow our Foundation and bring in new members,” Pinkston said. “The Kiwanis Foundation currently supports Menlo-Atherton […]

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