You are invited to celebrate the induction of some of Newport-Mesa's finest community volunteers into the Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame at a noon luncheon June 14 at American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 in Newport Beach.
Because it is Flag Day, post Commander Jess Lawson says, the legion hall will be draped in American flags, and the post's color guard will present the colors to the attendees. Returning for his third year as master of ceremonies will be Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach.
Being honored as of Monday with their induction into the Hall of Fame are Dean Bottorf, sponsored by the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor; Dick Dickson, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa; Joanne Johnston, sponsored by the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa; Steve Grant, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa; Sue Seager, sponsored by the Newport Harbor Costa Mesa Lions Club; Bill Simons, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach/Corona del Mar; and Norm Witt, sponsored by the Newport-Irvine Rotary Club. Several additional nominations of community volunteers are expected yet this week.
If you or a group that you belong to has benefited by the service of the nominees, honor them with your presence at the Hall of Fame luncheon. Tickets are $50, $27 of which is tax-deductible with the proceeds benefiting Exploring and Learning for Life.
Reservations can be made by calling Lane Calvert at (714) 549-8558, Ext. 181, by June 12. For more information on the event, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the airport director
The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce invites the public to the government affairs meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursday to hear speaker Alan Murphy, airport director at John Wayne Airport. The meeting will also include updates from selected county, state and federal representatives.
The event includes complimentary breakfast in the Friends Meeting Room at the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. Admission is free and reservations are requested for seating considerations. For more information and registration, visit http://www.newportbeach.com or call Kathleen Sanchez at (949) 729-4403.
Faith Round Table Discussion
The public is invited to the June 12 Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council Luncheon for a round table discussion on "How do you reconcile your belief differences with your faith tradition?" The noon luncheon will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar.
Sitting at the round tables will be Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Unitarian-Baha'is and other faiths' members discussing the topic from their perspective.
"Round table discussions are always interesting," according to the Rev. Julie Elkins, president of the interfaith council and minister at First United Methodist Church of Costa Mesa. RSVP your attendance by Monday to email@example.com. Lunch is $10 with a reservation, or $12 without a reservation.
Service Club Meetings This Week
Noon: The Exchange Club of Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar, for a business meeting.
7 a.m.: The 20-member Costa Mesa Orange Coast Lions Club meets at Mimi's Café, Newport and Harbor boulevards, Costa Mesa.
Noon: The 45-member Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach/Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/kiwanisofnewportbeach.
Noon: The 75-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a business meeting — no program, no guests; on June 13, the program will feature Sanford Kahn discussing The Great Economic Myths. For more information, visit http://www.nhexchange.org.
Noon: The 40-member Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.costamesakiwanis.org.
Noon: The 55-member Newport-Irvine Rotary Club meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, for craft talks by Ron Hodge and Darrell Sheets; on June 13, Wendy Harder of Soka University will be the featured speaker.
6 p.m.: The 57-member Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa meets at the Bayside Restaurant, 900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, to enjoy a no-host happy hour menu of appetizers, libations and fellowship.
6:30 p.m.: The Newport Harbor Costa Mesa Lions Club meets at the Costa Mesa Country Club on the first Monday of each month; on the third Monday, the club meets at various restaurants in the area. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:15 a.m.: The 58-member Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club will meet at the Five Crowns Restaurant, 3801 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, for a program by Paul Fejtek titled Unusual Business Life & Climbs to Tallest Mountain Peaks; on June 18, the club will meet at 6 p.m. for the Demotion Dinner of President Phil Reynolds. For more information, visit http://www.newportbeachsunriserotary.org.
COMMUNITY & CLUBS is published Wednesdays. Send your service club's meeting information by fax to (714) 921-8655 or by e-mail to email@example.com.