Archive of Judy Horst

Judy has written 23 article(s) for InMenlo.


There’s something for everyone at upcoming Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meetings where a new and relative topic is discussed every week. Meetings at Allied Arts Center start at noon on Tuesdays at Allied Arts Center. Here are upcoming meetings:

February 5: Bruce Wellings of Wellings Wealth Care, will discuss the new tax law and how it affects individuals in his talk, “Changes in Personal Tax Law”

February 12: Madeline Trevor has appeared in People Magazine and on the Ellen DeGeneres TV show. The Gunn High School student who attended USC, will go through her children’s book, “How Tickles Saved Pickles”. It is the story about two adorable Instagram stars, Pickles the pig and his friend — the hog-turned-hero — Tickles. This talk will center on these two critters and the power of social media.

February 19: Ruth Patrick, founder and CEO of Women of Silicon Valley/Women SV, will address the “Challenge of Addressing Spousal Abuse,” a subject exploring causes, gaps in services for victims in all walks of life, and ways to promote awareness of this often undetected, hidden form of abuse.

February 26: Lance Vaughan will review “Kiwanis Sponsored Boy Scout and Eagle Scout Projects” with an update on what’s ahead.

March 5: Angela Obeso, Senior Transportation Engineer for the City of Menlo Park will provide the latest information about proposed changes to the city in her talk, “Underpass Or Other Options: What’s Coming Down The Track For Caltrain/High-Speed Rail?”

March 12: John Barnet has participated in numerous seminars dealing with questions about senior housing. “The Elephant in the Living Room: Should Seniors Move To Senior Housing?” is a topic important to the Mid-Peninsula.

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Menlo Park Kiwanis name officers for club’s fiscal year

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 […]

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Menlo Oaks first neighborhood-wide yard sale a big success

More than 20 driveways and yards in the Menlo Oaks neighborhood were filled with items for sale and for free in the community’s first annual yard sale. Sponsored by Menlo Oaks District Association (MODA), the yard sale spanned 10 streets, including Menlo Oaks Drive, Berkeley Avenue, Colby Avenue, Peninsula Way, Arlington Way, Madison Way and […]

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Menlo Oaks neighborhood-wide yard sale set for Saturday, Sept. 15

Menlo Oaks is holding a neighborhood-wide yard sale on Saturday, September 15  from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Driveways and yards for 20-30 homes in Menlo Oaks will be filled with items for sale — and for free — in the neighborhoods’s first annual yard sale. Sponsored by Menlo Oaks District Association (MODA), the yard […]

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

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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Line up of April speakers announced by Menlo Park Kiwanis Club

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

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

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

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

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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