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Community & Clubs: New officers greet the day at Sunrise Rotary

August 26, 2013|By Jim de Boom

The Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club recently installed new officers for 2013-14.

Serving as president is Jeff Heileson, replacing termed-out Philip Reynolds. Serving with Heileson are Tammy McKennon, secretary; Rudy Baron, treasurer; Kimberly McKinney, president-elect and international service; and Steve Bender, John Hedlund and McKennon, directors.

Committee assignments are as follows: Caroline Babott continues as club bulletin editor; Will Longyear, club administration; Lisa Goodlad, fellowship; Jerry Barrone and Hedlund, finemaster; Bill Robbins, programs; Herb Norman, seargant-at-arms; Patricia Bintliff, community service; Max Alavia, youth service; Tim Brown, vocational service; Jackie Birdsong, environmental service; Brian Green, membership; Gil Thweatt, membership retention; Bob White, Rotary International Foundation; Laura Dietz, military service; and Lisa Hayes, club photographer.

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The Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Five Crowns Restaurant, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. Steve Harrington, 11-99 Foundation executive director, and Commander Elizabeth Barkley, of the California Highway Patrol, will speak at the next meeting. On Sept. 10, the program will feature Craft Talks. For more information, visit newportbeachsunriserotary.org.

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Kiwanis — We Serve

"Our clubs consist of 40 men and women," said Charles Markel, past president of the Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa. Twenty are working professionals, and 20 are retired.

Kiwanis is an Indian word for "we serve," and the club has made young children Priority 1. The club meets for lunch at noon Thursdays on the second floor of the Costa Mesa Country Club. After lunch, a speaker discusses a topical issue.

The club averages one service project a month. It has worked through Kelly's Closet to supply needy youngsters with a full change of new school clothes and supplies. This is done at South Coast Plaza's Sears store. After the shopping, everyone jumps on the bus and returns to the Boys Club for lunch and games.

Another service project is picture day at Costa Mesa High School in cooperation with American Youth Soccer Organization. AYSO sells the tickets, while Kiwanis provides a delicious pancake breakfast for more than 2,500 people.

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