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Community and Clubs: Update on the Costa Mesa Kiwanis

November 09, 2010|By Jim de Boom
  • Costa Mesa Kiwanis members Greg Dennis (left) and Vickie McGennis (right) present a check in support of emergency preparedness to Costa Mesa Fire Dept. Community Education officer Brenda Emrick and Fire Chief Kirk Dominic.
Costa Mesa Kiwanis members Greg Dennis (left) and Vickie… (Daily Pilot )

I attended the luncheon meeting of the Costa Mesa Kiwanis Club Thursday as club President Ken Dilley presented a $525 check to Costa Mesa Fire Department Community Education Officer Brenda Emrick and Fire Chief Kirk Dominic to help fund emergency-preparedness efforts and Team Fire Force for teenagers. Dominic is home-grown, having graduated from Costa Mesa High School in 1979, and has spent 23 years in the Costa Mesa Fire Department before his appointment six weeks ago as chief.

The club is busy as ever! Several weeks ago, it hosted a pancake breakfast for the American Youth Soccer Organization.

On Oct. 29, members worked the Halloween carnival at the Boys & Girls that also involved Key Club members. On Oct. 30, members worked the pumpkin patch at the Orange County Rail Way Engineers site, serving some 80 families.

This past weekend, Jeff Dimsdale and 30 Orange Coast College Circle K members went to a leadership weekend in Sonoma.

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Nov. 20-21 they will be selling ice cream at the Orange County Fairgrounds swap meet. In December, they plan to host a holiday party for children from the Boys & Girls Club as Mesa Verde United Methodist Church.

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COMPUTER FRIENDS OF OASIS

The Computer Friends of OASIS Senior Center meets Wednesday, and the topic will be "GPS Systems — Never Get Lost Again."

"GPS systems are now affordable and invaluable," according to the program. "You will learn what types of GPS systems are on the market and the advantages of the different features available. The speaker will be Brian Richardson, president of Richardson IT Services."

The speaker will be followed by Randy Langel, the club's computer expert, who will answer questions and comment on the latest developments in computer technology and the Internet. The fee is $2 and all are welcome. The center is at 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar.

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