I was invited to Thursday's Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meeting to cover the check presentation made by club president Ken Mueller to Dan Monahan, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Harbor Area, and Lou Yantorn Branch Athletic Director Harland Anderson. The check was in the amount of $5,776. This money represented the proceeds of their eighth annual golf tournament.
Upon accepting the contribution, Monahan said "this will go a long way to help kids in real need this summer at the Boys and Girls Clubs."
For more information on the Boys and Girls Club summer programs visit http://www.haborareabgc.com.
The program for the Kiwanis Club Thursday was a testimonial by Susan Lee. A U.S. Air Force and Vietnam War veteran, she found herself homeless a year ago as the apartment building she was living in was sold and the rents were raised by more than 50% on short notice.