Community & Clubs: Nominations are in for Hall of Fame

Editor’s note: This corrects the spelling of Sandi Scheafer’s name.

At least six people active in local community service will be inducted into the Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame during a special luncheon at noon June 17, at the Newport Beach American Legion Post 291, 215 E. 15th St.

Nominated to date are Jerry Nininger, Exchange Club of Newport Harbor; Tim Brown, Rotary Club of Newport Beach Sunrise; Sandi Scheafer, Harbor Mesa Lions Club; Bill Hossfield, Rotary Club of Newport Balboa; and Edward J. Kohlmeier, Exchange Club of Corona del Mar.

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

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 e-mail at To nominate a candidate from a service club, community group or congregation, contact Calvert or myself at (949) 689-4443.


Mr. Irrelevant Week 2011

The weeklong event, which honors the last pick in the 2011 National Football League draft, will kick off from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 20, with food, drink and music at the Newport Dunes bay front.

“We’re looking for the public to come out and show their great Newport Beach support and hospitality to Cheta Ozougwu, this year’s honoree,” Irrelevant Week Chief Executive Melanie Salata said in a prepared statement.

“As in the past, we have a fun-filled evening planned with some surprises that will make it memorable,” she said.

The week will honor Ozougwu, the 254th and last pick of the 2011 NFL draft, who was selected by theHouston Texans.

The Newport Beach Fire Department will be on hand to prepare hot dogs, hamburgers and chili for the Texas-themed event. Put on your cowboy duds for the welcome party!

The 36th Irrelevant Week All-Star banquet is June 22, at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa.

The fun-filled evening typically features Irrelevant Week founder Paul Salata and a dais filled with sports celebrities and former NFL players roasting Mr. Irrelevant.

One highlight is the presentation of the Lowsman Trophy. Tickets are $125 per person. For tickets to the Arrival Party and the All-Star Banquet, call (949) 263-0727.


New exhibits at historical society

The Costa Mesa Historical Society is having the premiere of two multimedia exhibits from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The first, “Costa Mesa Stays in Tune,” integrates the city’s history with milestones like Edison’s talking machine, the early era of the recording industry, ragtime, jazz and the 1968 Newport Pop Festival.

“Transitions: 250 Years of Agriculture on the Mesa” highlights Costa Mesa’s farming from its Native American roots to the present day.

Two speakers will be talking about the 1960s and ‘70s music scene: Bill Hunker, the Estancia High School band director, is scheduled to speak at 1:30 p.m., followed by James Adams of Mission Studios, who will speak at 2:30 p.m.

Admission and refreshments will be free. The Costa Mesa Historical Society is at 1870 Anaheim Ave. The phone number is (949) 631-5918.


Thought for the day

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

— Albert Einstein



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.

5:15 p.m.: The 10-member Rotary Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Ramada Inn & Suites, 1680 Superior Ave., Costa Mesa. Visit

6 p.m.: The 65-member Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar for a program Stanley Perdue, chief executive of the Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross. Visit



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 for a program by Penny Lambright on “Clutter Cleaner.” For more information, visit

The 40-member 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 65-member Rotary Club of Newport Irvine meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, for a Newport Beach Police Department Awards Program. Visit



7:15 a.m.: The Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets at Five Crowns, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, for a program by Lane Calvert and Rae Shirer, “Fifth Avenue of Service.” Visit

COMMUNITY & CLUBS is published twice monthly on Wednesdays. Send your service club’s meeting information by fax to (714) 921-8655 or by e-mail to