Harrison, who is a painter, and Cartozian, a sculptor, collaborated
for more than 100 hours to depict scenes of the back bay, highlighted
by an array of waterfowl, noted Dickson.
George Schroeder served as the master of ceremonies and introduced
the artists. He also noted 15 Newport-Balboa Rotary Club members and
many of their spouses, along with District Gov. Grant Engle, district
governor nominee Lane Calvert and Newport Beach Mayor and honorary
Newport-Balboa Rotarian Steve Bromberg, who dedicated the butterfly
The Butterfly House, a joint project of the Rotary clubs of
Newport-Balboa and Okazaki South, is one of two such facilities in
Southern California. It has been a longtime dream of Bo Glover,
executive director of the center.
Through the efforts of the two Rotary clubs, as part of their
centennial projects, this 1,200-square-foot facility was dedicated
last Nov. 10 and opened to the public on Apr. 17.
Besides the butterfly sculpture, Okazaki South's Kazuhiro Isogai
has carved a stone friendship statue that will be installed in the
Butterfly House once it clears customs. The statue will be dedicated
at a Rotary Club meeting June 8, during the planned visit by a
delegation of Okazaki South Rotary on the way to the Chicago Rotary
international convention, according to Dickson.
"Even though the butterflies were inactive due to the late time of
day, everyone, especially our Rotarians and spouses, were amazed what
this commitment to our community has done to educate and entertain
both young and old," Rotarian Bill Hossfield said.
The Butterfly House is open six days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It is recommended that you wear something yellow to get a close look
at the special creatures and come during the middle of the day.
There is no charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF SERVICE CLUBS
Amy Averbach, sponsored by Myrta Sparks; Amy Houck, sponsored by
Sue Seager; and Judy Lindsay, sponsored by Marian Perrin, joined the
Harbor Mesa Lions Club. Officiating at the induction was District 4L4
Gov. Barbara Hayward, who is a member of the club.