Community & Clubs: Orange Coast College's Circle K Club to host banquet

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 Tickets at the door will cost $20.

The banquet theme represents the club's diversity and each club member's contributions toward community service. According to club leaders, they hope to reconnect with Circle K alumni to build a foundation and legacy.

Circle K is a collegiate leadership development program sponsored by Kiwanis International.

The OCC club was founded in the 1960s, according to club advisor Jeff Dimsdale, who retired as OCC dean of student services in 2000.

During the past five years, OCC's Circle K has undergone a renaissance and is one of the most active groups on campus. In the past 12 months, members completed more than 6,000 hours of community service.


Preserving your heirlooms

Preserving your heirlooms is the subject of the Sunday, May 20 meeting of the Costa Mesa Historical Society, 1870 Anaheim Ave., Costa Mesa. The presenter will be Hal Horrocks, a longtime Orange County resident and the current president of the Orange County California Genealogical Society, which is headquartered at the Huntington Beach Central Library.

Preserving heirlooms for your descendants is not as easy as you might think. There are several tricks and techniques that must be taken for you to guarantee that they will survive as long as possible. The presentation will explore what to save and what to get rid of, why this is important and how to preserve the heirlooms.

The program will begin at 2:30. Free admission and refreshments. For more information, call (949) 631-5918 or visit


Daily Pilot Hall of Fame luncheon

At least six people active in local community service with service clubs, community groups and congregations will be inducted into the Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame at a special luncheon, which will take place at noon on June 8, at the Newport Beach American Legion Post 291. That is the number of nominations received as of May 7, 2012.

Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach will serve as master of ceremonies while the induction of honorees will be done by me, Daily Pilot Editor John Canalis and Features Editor Imran Vittachi. Proceeds from the event will benefit Exploring, a program of the Orange County Council of Boy Scouts of America.

The 2012 nominees will be announced in this column on May 30.

The public is invited to attend the luncheon. Reservations at $50 per person can be made by calling Lane Calvert at (714) 546-8558 ext. 181, or by sending an email to

To nominate a candidate from a service club, community group or congregation, contact Calvert or myself at



"Some people think that successful persons are born that way. I'm here to tell you that a champion is someone who has fallen off the horse a dozen times and gotten back on the horse a dozen times. Successful people never give up!"

— Jean Driscoll



You are invited to attend a service club meeting this coming week to learn more about opportunities for service. Most clubs will buy your first meal for you as you get acquainted with them.


Noon: The Exchange Club of Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar.

5:30 p.m.: The 57-member Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, to hear a presentation by David Singer, U.S. marshal for the Central District of California.


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

The 95-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club,1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar for presentation of the Youth of the Year awards by Leo Fracalosy. For more information visit

The Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Golf and Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit

The 55-member Rotary Club of Newport Irvine meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, for a program by Lois Carlson on "Effective Listening." Visit


7:15 a.m.: The 58-member Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets at the Five Crowns, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, to hear Steve Bender talk about an international project to establish dental clinics in Africa and Mexico. For more information

6:00 p.m.: The Newport Harbor Costa Mesa Lions club meets at the Chicken Coop, 414 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, for a Fish Fry planning meeting.

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