November 6, 2000
Danette Goulet CORONA DEL MAR -- Mary Schiendler may not be a classroom instructor, but she has been named Teacher of the Year for her outstanding efforts to educate children. The Volunteer Center of Orange County named Schiendler as the recipient of the title on Friday for her commitment to teaching students the value of volunteering their time. "I felt very honored," she said. "It thrilled me, and I felt honored because there are so many wonderful people out there doing great things in Orange County."
January 16, 2007
GARDEN GROVE — Sarah Bana had to fight a little temptation in order to leave her UC Irvine dorm room on Monday morning. As a member of the campus' Circle K International club, she had committed to driving to the Orange County Food Bank to package goods for needy families — and she would be among dozens of UCI students devoting Martin Luther King Jr. Day to service. It was a chilly morning, however, and Bana — who used to celebrate King Day by sleeping in — had to put in a little effort to rouse herself.
June 18, 2004
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. For information on adding your organization to this list, call (949) 574-4298. SURFRIDER FOUNDATION The Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach Chapter is a grass-roots, nonprofit environmental organization that works to protect the oceans, waves and beaches through its Conservation Activism Research and Education program. (949) 631-6273. TELL-A-FRIEND Orange County cancer groups seek volunteers to encourage women to have mammograms.
October 14, 2006
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. Mail information to the Daily Pilot, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa 92626, call (714) 966-4600, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . UNDERGROUND The Underground program, a function of Child's Pace, provides social activities and interaction for adolescents. Volunteers are needed in many areas. Call: (949) 548-8849. VISIONS FOR PRISONS Visions for Prisons, a nonprofit program that teaches attitudinal healing and meditation in prison, needs typists to transcribe letters from inmates to troubled kids.
October 30, 2007
As the fires in Southern California die down, sending exhausted crews of area firefighters back home, local volunteers continue assisting fire crews and are expected to do so through Friday. Local Community Emergency Response Team volunteers manned their usual stations over the weekend, relaying messages between agencies, making meals, and shuttling supplies and people around Irvine Regional Park in Orange. Their numbers dwindled to about half of what they were last week, but the aids are still needed as tired crews return to the park daily for respites.
February 23, 2002
Local star society informant Corinne Black, public relations czarina for the Assistance League of Newport Mesa, reports that Art Linkletter will front a March 8 luncheon event for the League. The afternoon with Linkletter will unfold at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Tennis Club beginning with a late morning reception followed by luncheon and an address by Linkletter. The event is sponsored by the Las Reinas and the Virginia Castle auxiliaries of the Assistance League of Newport Mesa.
March 25, 2001
More than 3,500 Orange County high school seniors are expected to attend Orange Coast College's 18th annual High School Senior Day from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday on campus, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. High school juniors are also invited to attend the event, which will include campus and department tours, early registration materials and student panels. There will also be musical entertainment. English and math placement tests will be administered from 3 to 6 p.m. for interested students.
January 22, 2003
UCI hosts 19th Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium UC Irvine, through Friday, is hosting its 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium that will feature Julian Bond, chairman of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, as the keynote speaker. Bond, an active participant in the movement for civil rights, economic justice and peace for more than four decades, founded an organization that led nonviolent anti-segregation protests and eventually won integration of Atlanta's movie theaters, lunch counters and parks.