Community & Clubs: Ten of the best to receive honors

There is still time to make a reservation to help honor 10 community volunteers who have given of their time, talent and treasure in their community and, in many cases, far beyond. The luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. at the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291, 215 15th St., Newport Beach.

Being honored with their induction to the 2014 Class of the Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame are Gina Stansbury, Harbor Mesa Lions Club; Mary Carolan, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 291 Newport Harbor; Steve Bender, Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club; Harlan Andersen, Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa; Dawn Marie Lemonds, Soroptimist International of Newport Harbor Area; William H. Bechtel, Exchange Club of Newport Harbor; Jerry Rekers, Newport-Irvine Rotary Club; John Stansbury, American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291; Diane Daruty, Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa; and Ellen Wright, Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach/Corona del Mar.

They will join 47 other men and women who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame over the past five years.

Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach will be the master of ceremonies, while Daily Pilot Editor John Canalis and yours truly will present the honors. Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the Explorer program of the Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Reservations at $50 each can be obtained by calling Lane Calvert at (714) 546-8558, Ext. 181, or emailing


God is love? Maybe

What does love mean to you?

That will be the subject of the next week's luncheon of the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council. It is being held June 11 at Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde East, Costa Mesa.

"This is our annual round-table luncheon where we discuss with members of a variety of faith communities 'the question,'" said the Rev. Julie Elkins, council president and minister at First United Methodist Church of Costa Mesa. The full question is "What does love mean to you, to your faith community?"

The Rev. Sian Wiltshire of Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church will present the question to the attendees and help to focus the discussion. The day begins at 11:45 a.m. with registration, then continues with a noon buffet luncheon and program from 12:45 to 1:30. Reservations cost $12 and can be made at or by emailing


Looking for a volunteer at OASIS

The Friends of OASIS provides volunteer development support for the OASIS Senior Center. The center, which serves hundreds of seniors daily, has an opening for a key volunteer position: an audio system controls operator.

On the first Friday of each month between 9 a.m. and noon, this volunteer sets up, operates and takes down the public address system, which includes a mixing board, CD player, three portable microphones and two speakers. Orientation to operating the equipment is available.

For further information, contact Millard "Mac" MacAdam at (949) 644-6180 or


Service club meetings this week


Noon: The 15-member 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 a program on stem cell research. For more information, visit

Noon: The 75-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a business meeting. For more information, visit

Noon: The 40-member Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa, for the presentation by members of Circle K about their goals for 2014-15. For more information, visit

Noon: The 55-member Newport-Irvine Rotary Club meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine.

6 p.m.: The 57-member Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by Matt Brisbois, community preparedness coordinator of the Newport Beach Fire Department. For more information, visit

6 p.m.: The Newport Mesa Masonic Lodge No. 604 meets Wednesdays at 1401 E. 15th St., Newport Beach. A business meeting and dinner takes place the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, email



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



7:15 a.m.: The 48-member Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club will meet at Five Crowns Restaurant, 3801 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, for a program June 10 by Dr. Jack Cox of Hoag Hospital on "The Future of Medicine"; on June 17, Dr. Richard Haskell will present a program on "Cardiology for Fun and Profit." For more information, visit

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