Community & Clubs: Plenty of fish fried for charity


Job’s Daughters announces the reopening of its bethel in Newport Beach. The public is invited to attend the inaugural installation of officers at 5 p.m. April 14 at the Seafaring Masonic Building, 1401 15th St. Dress is formal, specifically dresses for the women and ties for the men. Light refreshments will be served following the installation.

Alumni of Job’s Daughters are encouraged to make contact with the new bethel.

According to the announcement, “Job’s Daughters is an international sorority for young women ages 9 to 19. Job’s Daughters teaches young ladies important skills for life, such as leadership, public speaking, organization, teamwork and self-reliance. Girls also learn a sense of community by participating in philanthropic projects.” For information, please contact or call (949) 478-4534.

2012 Fish Fry allocations

The Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions Club held its annual fish fry allocation dinner March 19, dispersing $28,000-plus raised from the 2012 fish fry to a variety of community groups and Lions Club projects, according to club president Mike Scheafer.

Receiving support were the Costa Mesa Historical Society, the Lions District 4-L4 Sight & Hearing Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area and its Westside branch, Newport Harbor High School Culinary Arts, Estancia High School baseball, golf and basketball, Costa Mesa High School baseball and golf, Costa Mesa American Little League, Youth Employment Service, Blind Children’s Learning Center, Orange County Model Engineers, Australian Student Exchange, Sea Scouts, Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation, PADRE Foundation, Save Our Youth, Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries, Les Miller Scholarships, Costa Mesa Community Run, Ocean View Little League, Newport Harbor Baseball, Project Cuddle, Calvary Football, Childs-pace, Santa Letters, Cal State youth sports, Costa Mesa Police Officers’ Assn., Project Independence, Costa Mesa Middle School basketball, Lions Clubs International Foundation and Costa Mesa 60th Anniversary Planning Committee.

The Lions 2013 fish fry is scheduled for May 31 to June 2 at Fairview Park. For more information on the event or the Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions Club, visit

Spring Sing & Pick

The public is invited to join the Oasis Sing & Pick Hootenanny Group from 2 to 3:30 p.m. May 10. Group founder Mac MacAdam says bring your guitar, ukulele, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass or other instrument, or just come to sing along. The music and words will be displayed on a big screen. In addition to MacAdam, who plays the guitar, the group consists of Donna Ewing, co-facilitator, guitar and fiddle; Hank Boss, mandolin, fiddle and bones; Paul Ingvaldsen, guitar; Lee Jones, guitar; Steve Jones, bass; Jim Kaiser, guitar; Charles Livingston, guitar; John McDonald, banjo; Nada Purkarevic, ukulele; J. D. Smith, guitar and harmonica; and Janine Mai, ukulele and technical support. Cookies and coffee are provided by Friends of Oasis. Seating is limited. Free tickets will be available to pick up starting April 1 at the Oasis Senior Center office, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. For more information, call (949) 644-3244.

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.


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 by Donnie Hubeli on “Climbing K2.” For more information, visit

Noon: The 75-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a presentation by Don DiCostanzo, who will discuss “Electric Bikes.” A business meeting will be held April 4. 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 more information, visit

Noon: The 55-member Newport-Irvine Rotary Club meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, for a presentation by Supervisor John Moorlach on issues facing Orange County and rumors that he might run for governor of California.

6 p.m.: The 57-member Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa meets at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a “Craft Talk” by new member Jerry Klemmer. On April 5, the club will host the annual Youth Track Meet of Champions at Corona del Mar High School from 2 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit


7:15 a.m. The 58-member Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club will meet at Five Crowns, 3801 Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, for a program by Carlos Leija, who will provide an update on the Orangewood Children’s Foundation, and on April 9, the club will hold a Club Assembly and Craft Talks. For more information, visit https://www.newportbeachsunriserotary.org

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