Menlo Park Kiwanis Club

California has suffered from many disastrous fires over the past few years, and PG&E has been at the center of the “blame and finding solutions” turmoil. A third entity, California’s Public Utility Commission has also been thrust into this same complex territory.

In what promises to be a hot topic, Greg Conlon, former President of the California Public Utilities Commission, will discuss “The Proper Role of the PUC” at the December 3 meeting of the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club.

He has been a CPA and senior partner in a Big Five accounting firm for nearly three decades, with extensive experience in state government. He was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to serve on two of California’s most critical agencies. Greg served on the California Public Utilities Commission as President for two years and Commissioner for four years. He also served two years as Commissioner on the California Transportation Commission

The Menlo Pari Kiwanis Club meets on Tuesdays at Allied Arts Center, from 12:00 – 1:15 pm. Visitors are invited to attend, but should register at

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Eight M-A seniors receive scholarships from the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club

The Menlo Park Kiwanis Club awarded $57,000 in scholarships to eight graduating seniors from Menlo-Atherton Hight School. Each scholarship winner was selected because of his or her outstanding academic record and service to many M-A and community organizations. Pictured here are John Martin, Chair of the Kiwanis Club’s Scholarship Committee; Luciano Perez Hernandez who will […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces six weeks of speakers

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 […]

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

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

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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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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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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