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By Jim DeBoom | December 29, 2009
At 8 a.m. Friday millions of spectators from around the world will celebrate the New Year with the 121st Tournament of Roses Parade, themed “2010: A Cut Above the Rest.” The Rose Parade in Pasadena will once again feature the beautiful pageantry and tradition of magnificent floral floats, high-stepping equestrians and spirited marching bands. Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary International will have floats in the parade. Service club members and their high school counterparts from throughout Orange County, including Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, have donated time during the past several weeks to decorate their respective floats.
NEWS
June 30, 2001
It's a busy time of the year with district conferences, international conventions and the Fourth of July holiday next week. The service club meeting schedule is somewhat abbreviated this week, with no clubs meeting Wednesday and several other clubs taking the week off. Barbara and I spent six days this week attending the Rotary International Convention in San Antonio, Texas, with 24,089 other Rotarians from 130 countries....
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By Jim de Boom | December 16, 2013
This is a busy time of the year for service clubs in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Some club members are ringing the Salvation Army bells and staffing the donation kettles at local shopping centers. Other clubs are delivering food and Christmas gifts to families in need. Still others are partnering with their Interact or Key Club groups and decorating their Rose Parade floats in time for the 125th parade being held Jan. 1 in Pasadena. * Rotary Rose Parade float This year marks the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee's 35th consecutive year of promoting Rotary International with an entry in the Tournament of Roses.
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By JIM DE BOOM | June 3, 2007
Once in a while, an Eagle comes along and you are fortunate if you get a chance to meet him or her, and you are blessed if you can call him a friend. One such Eagle and friend is Costa Mesa resident and business leader Gordon Bowley. Gordon has given his time, talent and treasures to many area organizations, including the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, Hoag Hospital Foundation, 552 Club, YMCA, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Rotary International and Costa Mesa United, to name a few. Gordon has served on many boards of directors, has given his time to raise funds and has been an auctioneer for a large number of charities in Orange County.
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By JIM DE BOOM | June 17, 2007
Rotary International brings the world to Salt Lake City on June 17-20, where an estimated 18,000 Rotary club members from some 139 countries and geographical areas will join together during its 98th annual convention. The convention is being held at the Salt Palace Convention Center where participants will share fellowship and exchange ideas on Rotary volunteer projects, including literacy, access to safe water, hunger alleviation, disaster relief, children at-risk, micro-credit, youth development, assisting landmine victims, AIDS orphans, international education, and polio eradication.
NEWS
March 10, 2004
Terry Peets of Newport Beach has been named a vice chairman of the City of Hope, one of the world's leading research and treatment centers for cancer, diabetes, HIV and AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Peets serves as an advisor to J.P. Morgan Chase and as chairman of the board and director of World Kitchens Inc. He also holds board positions with the Children's Museum of Orange County; Doane Pet Care, the nation's largest manufacturer of dry pet foods; PSC Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of industrial and retail scanning equipment; and Ruiz Foods Inc., the nation's largest manufacturer of frozen Mexican foods ... Randy Regier a member of the American Institute of Architects, has been promoted to president of Taylor & Associates Architects of Newport Beach.
NEWS
August 14, 2004
JIM DE BOOM The July issue of the Rotarian, the official publication of Rotary International, featured a four-page article and photos of Newport-Balboa Rotarian Dr. Richard Weiss and his work with avoidable blindness efforts around the world. The article was written by freelance writer Dan Halem and distributed to Rotarians in the United States, Canada, India, the Philippines, Japan, Nigeria, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Hong Kong and Indonesia.
NEWS
February 5, 2005
JIM DE BOOM On Feb. 23, Rotary International will turn 100 years old. Rotary was founded in Chicago by businessman Paul Harris as the world's first service club. Rotary Clubs are now found in 166 countries of the world with more than 1.2-million members who are leaders in their communities, businesses and professions, including 49 clubs in District 5320 in Orange and Southern Los Angeles counties. During the week of Feb. 21, dozens of leaders of Rotary International, 528 incoming district governors-elect and their spouses will meet in Anaheim for the International Assembly, a leadership-training program.
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By Jim de Boom | March 24, 2014
I have written about my brother LeRoy periodically over the years in my Daily Pilot column. I am sorry to say he passed away at the age of 79 on March 12 from complications of polio, which he contracted in 1952. LeRoy graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1952 and had accepted a full scholarship to Harvard University but was made a quadriplegic by polio in August of that year. He was paralyzed from the neck down and spent 22 months in an iron lung at General Hospital-Sister Kenny Institute in Minneapolis.
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By Jim de Boom | December 16, 2013
This is a busy time of the year for service clubs in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Some club members are ringing the Salvation Army bells and staffing the donation kettles at local shopping centers. Other clubs are delivering food and Christmas gifts to families in need. Still others are partnering with their Interact or Key Club groups and decorating their Rose Parade floats in time for the 125th parade being held Jan. 1 in Pasadena. * Rotary Rose Parade float This year marks the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee's 35th consecutive year of promoting Rotary International with an entry in the Tournament of Roses.
NEWS
By Jim de Boom | August 12, 2013
Dawn Marie Lemonds, a member of the Soroptimist International of Newport Harbor, has joined as co-chair the planning committee of the National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE) for the Jane Velez-Mitchell Journalism Award. The Jane Velez-Mitchell Journalism Award is named after the award-winning journalist, host of "Jane Velez-Mitchell" on HLN. The award recognizes excellence in the coverage of news of local, national and international significance. It will be given to either a print or broadcast journalist who has used the power of media and his or her position to highlight violence against women and girls.
LOCAL
By Jim DeBoom | January 19, 2010
Vanguard University’s Students in Free Enterprise, or SIFE, aims to live up to its name. These students are leading the charge in the battle against global warming by hosting the Environmental Sustainability Conference. This conference, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at Vanguard University, will feature Kéan Coffee founder Martin Diedrich as its keynote speaker, who will focus on environmental innovation. Jamie Welsh, founder and chief executive of 10% Solution, will host a panel of environmental experts.
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