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By Jim de Boom | July 17, 2012
Costa Mesa resident and insurance executive Mike Scheafer has been elected and installed as president of the Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club for 2012-13. Serving with Scheafer are Phil Marsh, vice president; Bob Ooten, secretary; Mike McIlroy, treasurer; Sri Vasudevan, lion tamer; Raul Jara, Tailtwister; and Jim Ferryman, Ryan Ferryman, Al Hahn and John LaVere as directors. Matt Scheafer will continue as the club's webmaster. For more information about the "Fish Fry Club," visit http://www.cmnhlions.com . Financial advisor A.J. Thielen has been elected president of the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa, one of the oldest service clubs in Newport Mesa.
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By Jim DeBoom | March 15, 2011
Following last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Eberhard J. Wirfs, chairman of the Lions Club International Foundation, e-mailed this statement to club members: "Lions, we respond immediately, alongside our fellow Lions of Japan. Within hours of the disaster, Lions Clubs International Foundation committed over $1.25 million [or ¥101.07 million] … for immediate relief for Japan. This includes a major catastrophe grant, six emergency grants and designated donations from Lions worldwide.
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By: JIM DE BOOM | September 10, 2005
Service clubs in Newport-Mesa have a variety of activities going in response to Hurricane Katrina. The Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions Club will host a barbecue at the Train Station on Sept. 17 and 18 to raise funds for Katrina relief. We will have details in next week's column. The Rotary Clubs of Newport-Balboa, Newport Irvine and Newport Beach Sunrise are collecting funds to purchase Shelter Boxes. The Shelter Box provides a 10-person tent, 10 sleeping bags, a cook stove with pots and mess kits, and a six-month supply of water purification tablets for 10 people, as well as collapsible water jugs, tools and other essential survival equipment.
LOCAL
By JIM DE BOOM | March 21, 2007
There are a lot of reasons why people join an Exchange, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary or Soroptimist club. One of the main reasons people stay as a member are the speakers they have at their meetings. The speakers and their subjects vary from week to week and they are always informative. For example, George Grupe, a historian and noted speaker, held the Exchange Club of Corona del Mar spellbound last week with his presentation on Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. On Thursday, the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will hear from the youngest survivor of "Schindler's List," Leon Leyson.
LOCAL
By Jim DeBoom | December 15, 2009
Looking for an all-expenses-paid four-week trip to a beautiful and exciting island? Well, look no further, said Bret Gerdes, Rotary District 5320’s governor. The district is looking for applicants for the 2010 Group Study Exchange team, which will visit District 3500, in northwest Taiwan, between March 14 and April 11. Home to the verdant mountains of Wulai and the spectacular cliffs of Penghu, Taiwan is a jewel unknown to most Americans. Named Formosa (Beautiful Island)
NEWS
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 | 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 John Canalis | May 31, 2013
The Daily Pilot is home to opinion pieces that are often vibrant, thought-provoking and touching. The Forum page, and its antecedents, is where our coastal community has debated issues of the day for more than a century. One of the main reasons these pages are so worthwhile is our wonderful line-up of news columnists - a group of folks who live in the twin cities and write what they see from the left, right and center. But we also get plenty of letters to the editor and reader commentaries.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | May 30, 2013
Only three people can list the ingredients of the Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club's secret fish batter recipe. President Mike Scheafer is one of them, and he claims that the directions will probably accompany him to his grave. The 59-year-old Costa Mesa resident created some wiggle room, though, when he admitted that he might share the coveted information with his oldest son, Matt, who is a fellow club member. Dinners - for $10 they include the famed fish, French fries and coleslaw - will be offered at the Lions Club's 66th annual Fish Fry and Carnival from Friday to Sunday.
NEWS
By Jim de Boom | March 19, 2013
You are invited to Wednesday's Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council luncheon for a presentation on the effect of the new healthcare laws on you, your doctor and your hospital. The presentation will be made by Robert Braithwaite, chief operating officer of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. The luncheon will be held at Hoag's conference center on the lower campus, Room CC2. Enter the lower campus off Pacific Coast Highway. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m., followed by a 12:10 p.m. luncheon, 12:40 self-introductions, 12:50 program and adjournment by 1:30.
NEWS
By Jim DeBoom | December 18, 2012
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. Others, such as the Exchange Clubs of Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor, are delivering food and Christmas gifts to families in need. Still others, partnering with their Interact and Key Club groups, are decorating their Rose Parade floats in time for the 124th parade being held Jan. 1 in Pasadena.
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By Jim de Boom | September 11, 2012
On Aug. 25, the Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa hosted its third annual Kelly's Closet in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area. Twenty-four low-income children from the Westside and Lou Yantorn branches of the Boys & Girls Club were treated to a shopping trip to Sears for school clothes. Each child, ranging from second to 10th grade, was paired with one or two mentor students from the Circle K Club of Orange Coast College, the Key Clubs of Estancia and Costa Mesa high schools, or the Builders Torch Club at the Boys & Girls Club, which assisted in selection of merchandise.
NEWS
By Jim de Boom | August 28, 2012
The Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council fall schedule kicks off Sept. 19 with the New Clergy Luncheon at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 1441 W. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach. The subject is "Self Care: Renewing your Body, Mind and Spirit. " The presentation will include information and resources for clergy and the layperson. The presenter is the Rev. Julie Elkins, of the First United Methodist Church of Costa Mesa. Clergy new to their congregation in the past 12 months or who have never attended an Interfaith Council luncheon are guests!
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jim de Boom | May 8, 2012
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.
NEWS
By Jim DeBoom | March 15, 2011
Following last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Eberhard J. Wirfs, chairman of the Lions Club International Foundation, e-mailed this statement to club members: "Lions, we respond immediately, alongside our fellow Lions of Japan. Within hours of the disaster, Lions Clubs International Foundation committed over $1.25 million [or ¥101.07 million] … for immediate relief for Japan. This includes a major catastrophe grant, six emergency grants and designated donations from Lions worldwide.
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