Editor's note: Eight locals were inducted into the Community & Clubs Hall of Fame during a luncheon in their honor June 17 at American Legion Post 291 in Newport Beach. Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach emceed the event, while Daily Pilot columnist Jim de Boom presided over handing out Hall of Fame Awards to the eight inductees, who were nominated by Newport-Mesa service club chapters. This week's Community & Clubs column features edited excerpts from de Boom's speech introducing each of the inductee and welcoming them into the Hall of Fame:
The Exchange Club of Corona del Mar is proud to nominate Ed Kohlmeier for the Community & Clubs Hall of Fame Award. Ed is married to Shirley, the club secretary, and together they have three children, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Ed has been an Exchange Club member for 35 years, including 25 years with the Exchange Club of Corona del Mar. He has served as club president, board member, district president, district secretary, Region 1 national vice president and was responsible for developing the National A.C.E — Accepting the Challenge of Excellence Award.