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Club helps Palo Alto Players set record. - 05/26/2017
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The Palo Alto Players, a Corporate Member of our Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto designated our Charitable Foundation as a recipient of their “Players Give Back Program.”  The Players Gives Back program  is a way to raise awareness and financial support for both Palo Alto Players and nonprofits in our community. For each production, they partner with one local nonprofit and they collect donations at the theatre during the run of the production through an audience ask at the end of every performance.  Players then donates 50% of the proceeds raised during the run of the production to the nonprofit partner.  They usually raise...


Club Election Results- FY 2018 - 05/25/2017
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Yesterday, after noticed election, the Club elected the following officers for next Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2017.

President:  Ann Eddington

Immediate Past President:  Karen Pauls

President Elect:  Alan Stivers

Secretary:  Howell Lovell

Assistant Secretary:  Jim Stinger

Treasurer:  Lanie Wheeler

Positions of Vice President and Board of Directors were left open and will be filled soon.

 

 


Club recipient of Palo Alto Players " Players Give Back Program.”  - 04/26/2017
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  The Palo Alto Players, a Corporate Member of our Club has designated our Charitable Foundation as a recipient of their “Players Give Back Program.”  The Players Gives Back program  is a way to raise awareness and financial support for both Palo Alto Players and nonprofits in our community. For each production, they partner with one local nonprofit and they collect donations at the theatre during the run of the production through an audience ask at the end of every performance.  Players then donates 50% of the proceeds raised during the run of the production to the nonprofit partner.  They usually raise about $1,500-$2,000...


Club starts “Kiwanis Smarts” Tutoring Project in Tapulao - 02/20/2017
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Club starts “Kiwanis Smarts” Tutoring Project in Tapulao, Orani, Bataan, the Philippines.

On a recent trip to the Philippines, one of our club members, Lamberto “Bert” Torres, found out that students were being promoted to the next grade even when they had not mastered the basic material necessary to continue learning and that In fact, there were third graders who could not read.  That provided impetus for starting a tutoring program and Bert then talked with parents of the affected students to get their buy-in.  The Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto has now funded a pilot tutoring program in the school.  The new tutoring project program will identify the school...


Club honos Don Peterson for 50 years as a Palo Alto Kiwanian! - 02/16/2017
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The Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto at its Luncheon February 16, 2017, honored two of its members.  In photo, Don Peterson was presented with a “Legion of Honor” Certificate and Pin for having been in our Kiwanis Club for over 50 years by Club President, Karen Pauls.  Also, John King, was presented with a “Legion of Honor” Certificate and pin for having been a Kiwanian for over 30 years!


Club wins Inter-club Award from Cal-Nev-Ha District of Kiwanis - 02/04/2017
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The Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto was well represented at the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Kiwanis International Mid-Year Conference North February 4, 2017, at the San Ramon Marriott in San Ramon, California. A total of 8 members attended and saw the Club receive the a First Place Inter-club Award for Mileage in the large Club category. In photo, current Club President receives award from last year's District Governor, Cherice Gilliam.


Club enjoys Theater Party - 01/27/2017
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Club enjoys Theater Party

Last night (January 27, 2017) the Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto went to the theater!  The Club had a social event at the Palo Alto Players excellent production of “A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Uncraine. The production, Book and Lyrics by Dick Vosburgh and Music by Frank Lazarus was at the Lucie Stern Theater in Palo Alto.  The Palo Alto Players is a Corporate Member of the Club and the Club wanted to show support of their new member, so a theater Party at their production was a natural solution.  32 Members and guests attended the performance and were thoroughly entertained to a 30’s themed musical and play in two acts.  The first...


Time to Order Sees Candy! - 11/18/2016
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It's the season of the year for See's Candies and we are once again selling these as a Kiwanis fund-riaser.  You will find the flyer and an order form in the link below to See's Candies 2016 to see the flyer and order form. You can copy the order form and get it to Bob Shaw at a luncheon or by email at shawrobert@comcast.net .  Make checks to PAKC Charitable Foundation.


Club helps Palo Alto Art Center strip willow branches - 10/29/2016
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The Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto received the following request from the Palo Alto Art Center:  Patrick Dougherty is returning in late October/early November to create another sculpture for the grounds. A large truck of willow will be delivered on Friday, October 28. We will need the help of a large service group to strip leaves from the willow so that Patrick is ready to work on Monday.  So, on Saturday, October 29, 2016, the Club showed up and stripped the leaves from willow branches for sculpture to be created by Patrick Dougherty. (Photos by Marie Ridley) Featured photo by Palo Alto Art Center on their Facebook Page. 


Club donates a bookcase of books from Bring e A Book Foundation to All Five School in E.M.P. - 10/28/2016
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Club donates a bookcase of books from Bring e A Book Foundation to All Five School in E.M.P.

Today, October 28, 2016, the Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto donated a bookcase of books purchased from Bring Me A Book Foundation (BMBF) to the All Five Preschool in East Menlo Park. All during the year, the Club has been buying books from the BMBF and donating each book in the name of a speaker to the Club each week. Every October, we donate a bookcase with the books to a preschool or school. As part of the bookcase presentation, our Club President is allowed to read to the students. But John Richter, last year’s President, didn’t get to do it so both he and Karen Pauls, this year’s president...