Community & Clubs: Starting the long journey of caregiving

March 11, 2014|By Jim de Boom
  • On March 2, Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa members, family members and friends met at Newport Beach Fire Station 7 for Titivating or cleaning the little plastic pots of some 2,500 trees for presentation to third-grade students in celebration of Arbor Day the week of March 3-7, according to member Dick Dickson.
On March 2, Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa members, family… (Handout, Daily…)

Hoag Hospital and the Alzheimer's Family Services Center are sponsoring a spirituality conference on "Navigating the Journey of Caregiving" on March 28.

The day begins with registration and a hot breakfast from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m., with the program following from 7:45 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at the Hoag Hospital Conference Center, One Hoag Drive, Newport Beach.

Reservations are required by March 15 and there is no charge to attend. Space is limited. Call Alzheimer's Family Services Center at (714) 593-1874. For more information, email Cindy Howe at


OCC senior day barbecue

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa served nearly 5,000 hot dogs for visiting high school seniors at Orange Coast College on Tuesday. This was the primary vehicle for recruiting new students to the college and is one of the most important days of the year, according to member Jeff Dimsdale.



Rotarian honored for service

Newport Beach Sunrise Rotarian Patricia Bintliff was recognized for her work with the homeless and at-risk in our community with Rotary's highest honor for humanitarian service during the District 5320 assembly on March 1 at Chapman University.

In making the presentation, District 5320 Gov. Rae Shirer noted that Bintliff is a certified clinical supervisor who has worked in Orange and Los Angeles counties to advocate for the rights of disabled and homeless who suffer from mental illness, substance abuse and poverty.

Bintliff has worked for the Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club on vocational service projects and is the liaison between the club and Harbor Justice Center. She also has served as the community outreach coordinator, trainer and secretary for the Sober Living Network and is recognized statewide as an expert in her field.

Currently, Bintliff is making progress to become an attorney to fight for the rights of disabled people, who are often left to live on the streets, feeling unloved and alone. In accepting her award, she thanked the Rotary club for providing support for her work and for its willingness to embrace the entire community through these programs.


Service club meetings this week


Noon: The 15-member Exchange Club of Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar.


7 a.m.: The 20-member Costa Mesa Orange Coast Lions Club meets at Mimi's Café, Newport and Harbor boulevards, Costa Mesa.

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