Communities & Clubs: American Legion national official coming to Post 291

December 07, 2010|By Jim de Boom

American Legion National Commander Jimmie Foster is scheduled to attend a dinner at Newport Harbor Post 291 on Monday, Dec. 13. Key members of Foster's command staff will accompany him to the dinner. Also attending will be the parents of Michael A. Monsoor (Navy Seal, Iraq War), a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor, and Medal of Honor Recipient Tibor "Ted" Rubin (Army, Korea). From the American Legion Department of California will be Cmdr. Mark Foxworthy and Department Adjutant Bill Siller III. Post 291 Cmdr. Steve Spriggs will preside. Entertainment will be provided by Celebration USA, the patriotic singing and performance art youth group from Villa Park.

Stuffed animal drive

Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa and the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area, the Builders Torch Club, a service-leadership club of fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-graders at the Boys & Girls Club in Costa Mesa, is holding a stuffed animal drive. The group is seeking donations for a local hospital of new or gently used stuffed animals. Donations can be dropped off between now and Dec. 15 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area, 2131 Tustin Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, contact Gia at (949) 642-8372.


Estancia Coast Classic

The 26th annual Estancia Coast Classic, sponsored by the Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions Club, will be held Dec. 27-30 at Estancia High School, 2323 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. Each year the club produces a printed program for the Classic. The club is seeking advertising support from community businesses and Estancia parents and alumni. Rates for ads in the program start at $75 for a business card ad and go to $225 for a full-page ad. For more information or to secure ad space, contact Schaefer at (949) 435-0300 or


You are invited to attend a service club meeting this coming week to learn more about opportunities for service. Most clubs will buy your first meal for you as you get acquainted with them.


Noon: The Exchange Club of Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar, for a business meeting.

5:15 p.m.: The 10-member Rotary Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Ramada Inn & Suites, 1680 Superior Ave., Costa Mesa. Visit

6 p.m.: The 65-member Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club.


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