Community & Clubs: Celebrate Newport Balboa's 75 years of service

The Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa will celebrate 75 years of service at 6 p.m. June 26 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club with an evening of dinner, drinks, music and dancing, according to President-Elect Lauren Reeves.

If you have been a past member or a spouse of a past member, member of another Rotary Club or service club, have benefited from a club scholarship or service project, participated in a Rotary Exchange program or leadership program, you and your family are invited to attend the dinner.

The club will also be having the changing of the guard so it will be a delightful evening of roasts and toasts! The Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club is at 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar. Tickets at $39.75 per person can be obtained by emailing

I will see you there!



John Conway is the Newport Beach city arborist, according to Caroline Babott, editor of Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club newsletter Reflections at Sunrise. According to Babott, Conway manages roughly 34,000 trees with an estimated value of $63 million in 165 community associations that the city services with a three-year pruning cycle.

After Conway finished his remarks at the club meeting at Peninsula Park in Newport Beach, the members joined together to planted a Mediterranean fan palm to celebrate Arbor Day, adding one more tree to Conway's list.




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



7 a.m.: The 20-member Costa Mesa Orange Coast Lions Club meets at Mimi's Café, 1835 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa.

Noon: The 45-member Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach/Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by Heather Pich of Productive Learning & Leisure and on May 29 Jani Ashmore will discuss "Leadership: Inspiring Others to be More Engaged." For more information, visit

The 75-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a presentation by member Leo Fracalosy on the Youth of the Year program and May 29 will Bruce McCombes will discuss "Dancing and Romancing for your Health!" For more information, visit

The 40-member Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa, for the presentation of High School Athletes of the Month. On May 29 the speaker will be Costa Mesa Police Chief Tom Gazsi. For more information, visit

The 55-member Newport-Irvine Rotary Club meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine. On May 29, Sharon Ellis and Chris Baiocchi from Habitat for Humanity will talk about "community projects to help local or world needs," according to the group's website. For more information, visit

6 p.m.: The 57-member Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa meets at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by Jim McGaugh of UC Irvine discussing "Inside 60 Minutes" and Memory Research Update. For more information, visit



6:30 p.m.: The Harbor Mesa Lions Club meets at the Costa Mesa Country Club the first and third Monday of each month at various restaurants in the area. For more information email



7:15 a.m.: The 48-member Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets at Five Crowns Restaurant, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, for a program by Share Our Selves Executive Director Karen McGlinn and on June 3 the speaker will be Frank Talarico, president and CEO of Goodwill of OC. For more information, visit

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