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Stressing the 'service' in service club

December 18, 2004

A $25 donation will be match to buy 30 books; a $50 donation will be

matched to buy 58 books and so on. Your tax-deductible donation to

buy Reading by 9 books can be mailed to Rotary District 5320

Foundation, c/o Daily Pilot, 1375 Sunflower, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Make checks payable to Rotary District 5320 Foundation. Book orders

are due to Scholastic, the book publisher, in January so pull out

your check book and help provide additional resources to Pomona,


Whittier and Wilson elementary schools. Make your investment and then

watch the dividends grow.


The first Costa Mesa Kiwanis Club Hope of America Award was

presented to Costa Mesa High School student, Nakita Brown. Instructor

Jerry Howell accompanied her. His recommendation that Nakita be given

the award was read by Michael Bare.

"Without any doubt, Nakita Brown fits the description of a student

who has demonstrated academic accomplishments, leadership and good

character," Bare said. "These are the criteria for which the Kiwanis

Club bestows their Hope of America Award. Evidence of Nakita's

dedication can be found in her participation in ASB student

government and other extracurricular activities."

"Nakita is an excellent student who has found the perfect balance

between academics and extracurricular activities," said club

president Dee Pritchard.


The main lobby of the Balboa Bay Club has been transformed into a

winter wonderland by student chefs in the culinary program at The Art

Institute of California, Orange County.

Under the leadership of the Institute's Pastry Chef, Rich Royal,

and in partnership with the Balboa Bay Club's Executive Chef, Joseph

Lageder, the team has built a 12-foot by nine-foot pastry mountain

and village, with forty gingerbread houses, a working railroad, a ski

lift and even a chocolate boat at the town wharf.

Guests and visitors can enjoy this fabulous creation as well as

the thousands of glistening lights and holiday decorations that help

create a festive feeling throughout the resort.


Welcome to the world of service clubs to Eric Ho, sponsored by

Kathy Raine, who joined the Newport Beach-Corona del Mar Kiwanis



"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a

present and not giving it."

-- William Arthur Ward,

American Scholar,


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