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.