Community & Clubs: Lauded for their service

May 26, 2010|By Jim DeBoom

Twelve residents who have given of their time, talent and treasure in service to the communities of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach were honored last Friday through their induction into the 2010 Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame. Honored were:

Tim Martin, who was nominated by Joel Carlson, president of the Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach-Corona del Mar, for his seven years of volunteer service as skipper of the Sea Scout Base National Flag Ship and for instructing hundreds of youths in sailing for more than 20 years.

Marian Perrin, who was nominated by Susan Seager, president of the Harbor Mesa Lions Club, for her dedicated passion with the Lions Sight and Hearing Van, which tests up to 8,000 Newport-Mesa schoolchildren a year, and her work at Share Our Selves, South Kitchen and Camp Teresita.


Don Gregg, who was nominated by Kim DeBroux, president of the Rotary Club of Costa Mesa, for his work on organizing the club's community events, including the Lobster Fest, the district's dental screening, holiday program at Bethel Towers, Relay for Life, Share Our Selves and MIKA.

Melanie Salata Fitch, who was nominated by Homer Bludau, retired Newport Beach city manager and member of the Irrelevant Week Committee. Fitch was cited for her leadership in Irrelevant Week, 35 years of charitable giving, and being named Volunteer of the Year by SPIN (Serving People In Need).

Tom Keyes, who was nominated by Edward Kohlmeier, president of the Exchange Club of Corona del Mar, for his passion for Child Abuse Prevention, near-perfect attendance at service and social events and help in forming other Exchange Clubs.

Ninety-year-old Rollo McLellan, who was nominated by Mike Scheafer of the Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions Club, for his 67 years of Lions membership, 63 years of participating in the club's annual Fish Fry and helping to build the Harbor Area Boys & Girls Club and Lions Park Ball Field.

Ernie Delfin, who was nominated by Cecil Hess, president of the Rotary Club of Newport Irvine, for his community service activities, which began in the 1980s, and his leadership in forming a Rotaract Club at UC Irvine and commitment to help form Interact Clubs at Beckman and University high schools.

Dr. Robert Wood, who was nominated by Dick Freeman, Exchange Club of Newport Harbor, for organizing science fair judging, serving as membership director, Youth of the Year chairman, Young Citizen Award chairman and vice president for programs.

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