Community & Clubs: Nominations are in for Hall of Fame

June 07, 2011|By Jim de Boom

Editor's note: This corrects the spelling of Sandi Scheafer's name.

At least six people active in local community service will be inducted into the Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame during a special luncheon at noon June 17, at the Newport Beach American Legion Post 291, 215 E. 15th St.

Nominated to date are Jerry Nininger, Exchange Club of Newport Harbor; Tim Brown, Rotary Club of Newport Beach Sunrise; Sandi Scheafer, Harbor Mesa Lions Club; Bill Hossfield, Rotary Club of Newport Balboa; and Edward J. Kohlmeier, Exchange Club of Corona del Mar.


Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach will serve as the master of ceremonies while the induction of honorees will be done by me, Daily Pilot Editor John Canalis and City Editor Imran Vittachi. Proceeds will benefit Exploring, a program of the Orange County Council ofBoy Scouts of America.

The public is invited to attend the luncheon. Reservations at $50 per person can be made by calling Lane Calvert at (714) 546-8558 ext. 181 or by e-mail at To nominate a candidate from a service club, community group or congregation, contact Calvert or myself at (949) 689-4443.


Mr. Irrelevant Week 2011

The weeklong event, which honors the last pick in the 2011 National Football League draft, will kick off from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 20, with food, drink and music at the Newport Dunes bay front.

"We're looking for the public to come out and show their great Newport Beach support and hospitality to Cheta Ozougwu, this year's honoree," Irrelevant Week Chief Executive Melanie Salata said in a prepared statement.

"As in the past, we have a fun-filled evening planned with some surprises that will make it memorable," she said.

The week will honor Ozougwu, the 254th and last pick of the 2011 NFL draft, who was selected by theHouston Texans.

The Newport Beach Fire Department will be on hand to prepare hot dogs, hamburgers and chili for the Texas-themed event. Put on your cowboy duds for the welcome party!

The 36th Irrelevant Week All-Star banquet is June 22, at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa.

The fun-filled evening typically features Irrelevant Week founder Paul Salata and a dais filled with sports celebrities and former NFL players roasting Mr. Irrelevant.

One highlight is the presentation of the Lowsman Trophy. Tickets are $125 per person. For tickets to the Arrival Party and the All-Star Banquet, call (949) 263-0727.


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