Community & Clubs: Parade looking for boaters

The Old Glory Boat Parade is part of the Fourth of July tradition in Newport Beach and sponsored by the American Legion Yacht Club. Thousands of people will watch the parade from the shoreline as well as from their own boats as the parade circles Newport Harbor.

The ALYC is looking for a good turnout of boats, large and small, to participate in the parade this year. If you are a boat owner or know someone who is, they need you to deck out your vessel with a patriotic "Stars and Stripes" theme. For a parade entry form, contact Legion member Frank Reinhart at (949) 673-5002 or by email at, and enter your boat for one of the trophy awards. To get additional information on the parade visit Legion website at


"As a member of the Friends of OASIS board I've taken on a project to help recruit people who are interested in volunteering to provide complimentary classes or facilitate activities or groups at the new OASIS Senior Center when it opens next fall," wrote Millard "Mac" MacAdam, a Friends of OASIS board member.

"As you probably know, the complimentary programs once enjoyed by our senior citizens that were provided by local community colleges have been cut because of the bankrupt condition in which we find the State of California," MacAdam stated.

MacAdam's goal is to recruit as many people as possible who have the heart and interest and talent to teach interesting complimentary classes or facilitate group activities using their talents, interests and experiences. Volunteers can contact MacAdam at (949) 644-5552, or by e-mail at, to learn more about this great volunteer opportunity.


Past Exchange Club of Newport Harbor President Norm Von Herzen presented Child Abuse Prevention Center Executive Director Scott Trotter a check for $3,001. This was the culmination of Norm's challenge offering $1,500 in matching funds to the membership's contribution. Norm took a lot of ribbing all in good spirit from his fellow club members, for this worthy cause. Club Treasurer Tom Norton then presented Scott Trotter with a separate check from the club for $26,000. The second check was part of the proceeds from the annual movie benefit held each fall.


"Life isn't about what I do for a living, but who I am while I'm living." - Brian G. Jett


How are you giving back to your community? Help your community and the world through a service club! For many, service club membership is an extension of our religious beliefs and congregation affiliation.

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


7:30 a.m.: The 10-member Newport Harbor Kiwanis Club meets at Denny's Restaurant, 290 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.

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 Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by Paul Salata and Homer Bludau on "Mr. Irrelevant 2010." Visit

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