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Community & Clubs: Orange Coast College's Circle K Club to host banquet

May 08, 2012|By Jim de Boom

The 116 members of Orange Coast College's Circle K Club invite Circle K alumni to "A Splash of Color," the service club's end-of-year banquet May 27.

The event will take place at OCC's Student Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and dinner, catered by the Newport Rib Co., will be served at 7 p.m. Alumni are invited to reserve a seat, at the presale price of $18, by sending an email by May 20 to tinamtqnguyen@gmail.com. Tickets at the door will cost $20.

The banquet theme represents the club's diversity and each club member's contributions toward community service. According to club leaders, they hope to reconnect with Circle K alumni to build a foundation and legacy.

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Circle K is a collegiate leadership development program sponsored by Kiwanis International.

The OCC club was founded in the 1960s, according to club advisor Jeff Dimsdale, who retired as OCC dean of student services in 2000.

During the past five years, OCC's Circle K has undergone a renaissance and is one of the most active groups on campus. In the past 12 months, members completed more than 6,000 hours of community service.

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Preserving your heirlooms

Preserving your heirlooms is the subject of the Sunday, May 20 meeting of the Costa Mesa Historical Society, 1870 Anaheim Ave., Costa Mesa. The presenter will be Hal Horrocks, a longtime Orange County resident and the current president of the Orange County California Genealogical Society, which is headquartered at the Huntington Beach Central Library.

Preserving heirlooms for your descendants is not as easy as you might think. There are several tricks and techniques that must be taken for you to guarantee that they will survive as long as possible. The presentation will explore what to save and what to get rid of, why this is important and how to preserve the heirlooms.

The program will begin at 2:30. Free admission and refreshments. For more information, call (949) 631-5918 or visit http://www.costamesahistory.org.

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Daily Pilot Hall of Fame luncheon

At least six people active in local community service with service clubs, community groups and congregations will be inducted into the Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame at a special luncheon, which will take place at noon on June 8, at the Newport Beach American Legion Post 291. That is the number of nominations received as of May 7, 2012.

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