John Pinkston Named President of Menlo Park Kiwanis Club
John Pinkston, former USGS researcher, has been named President of the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club for the upcoming year. He replaces outgoing President Bruce Wellings, CPA and Financial Advisor, Wellings & Company/Wellings Wealth Care, located in Menlo Park.
“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 High School students with scholarships and sponsors the school’s Key Club, an on-campus Kiwanis Club for students. This past spring, we awarded over $41,000 in scholarships to MA seniors. We also support Stanford University’s intramural sports program and provide many hours of service to other local groups.
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MA Article Raises Awareness Of Club’s Partnership With The High School
A recent Menlo Atherton High School Chronicle article reminds students and parents about the many aspects of the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club’s involvement with the school. MA student Kumali Schoen interviewed several Club members and wrote the article in part give credit to the Club for the more than $41,000 in scholarships given MA students in 2016. She also talked about the on-campus Kiwanis Club, Christmas tree sales, and other Kiwanis volunteer activities.
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Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization for men and women. We meet weekly, and we work with the community on a variety of fundraising and community involvement projects to improve the lives of children and their families.
Our group is an active and committed partner to many non-profit organizations, having given over $90,000 last year in support of projects which include scholarships for Menlo-Atherton High School graduates, St Anthony’s Dining Hall, Tour de Cure of Diabetes, Special Games for physically challenged youth, Rebuilding Together, Key Club of Menlo-Atherton High School and the City of Menlo Park.
As a group, we can achieve what individuals cannot do alone, and our many projects focusing on youth and families benefit a wide variety of local organizations and communities. We meet weekly at Allied Arts Guild, and we welcome visitors. Guest speakers provide us with information and education on a variety of topics–from updates on social media to crafting family histories.
While most of our members attend our meetings weekly, another membership option is designed for those who can only attend one meeting a month. Plan to attend one of our meetings to learn more about Kiwanis Memberships.