Community & Clubs: Computer help for seniors

Computer Friends is a club dedicated to helping seniors learn computer basics while enriching their creative efforts through speakers, classes and social functions. Their meeting takes place 1 p.m. today, the second Wednesday of the month, at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

The meeting topic will be "File Management of Photos" and the speaker will be Marianna Spoelder. Learn how to organize, print, e-mail, rename and view your pictures in a slide show once you have downloaded them to your computer. The speaker will be followed by Randy Langel, the club's computer expert, who will answer questions and comment on the latest developments in computer technology and the Internet. The fee is $2 and everyone is welcome.


Outgoing President Raul Jara of the Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions Club presented his annual awards to Sriram Vasudevan as Rookie of the Year, Bob Ooten as Most Valuable Lion and Kirk Bauermeister as Lion of the Year. According to Lion Mike Scheafer, Lion Sri was commended for his help whenever necessary and his positive attitude and enthusiasm. Lion Bob was recognized for always "being there." Lion Kirk was singled out for sponsoring eight new members, his work in the community and his commitment to the ideals of Lions International.


Jerry Morris was installed as president of the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa for 2010-11, replacing Marc Aarons, whose term expired. Serving with Morris are Victor Currie, Vice President; Sarah Greenberg-Davis, Secretary; Anna Wong, Club Treasurer, Steve Phair, Foundation Treasurer; Bill Hossfield, president elect; Steve Speer and Art Walton, Club Service; Gary Konecne, Vocational Service, Bill Davies, Community Service; Bob Merring, International Service, Roger Gilbert, RI Foundation, Dan Hoffmann, public relations and fundraising; A.J. Theilen, Sgt. at Arms and Miyuki Smith-Richardson, programs.


The Kiwanis of Newport Beach – Corona del Mar officers change Oct. 1, according to current president Joel Carlson. Getting ready for his elevation to club president is Greg Porto and vice president Kevin Hollingsworth.


The Oasis Sailing Club recently elected new officers to serve for the next two years. Installed as Commodore was Paul Bjorkholm, and the new Vice-Commodore is Malcolm Read. Also, John Kraus was installed as Treasurer, and Hugh Logan as Secretary. Associated with the Oasis Senior Center, the sailing club offers ocean sailing aboard the club's two sailboats, a Newport 30 and Hunter 326, on almost a daily basis. Many say that the Oasis III and Oasis IV are the most heavily used vessels docked in Newport Bay, averaging 17 to 20 sailing days per month.

The Oasis Sailing Club meets the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library, and will move back to the Oasis Senior Center when the new center opens this fall. New members, especially those with sailing experience, are welcome. For more information, simply Google "Oasis Sailing Club."


"One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life." - Chinese proverb


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

6p.m.: The Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by Judge James Gray on Legalizing Marijuana and Song Writing. Visit


7 a.m.: The 20-member Costa Mesa Orange Coast Lions Club meets at Mimi's Café, 1835 Newport Blvd, 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

Noon: The 95-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by Byron Walls, "Living Safe in a Dangerous World." For more information visit,

Noon: The 65-member Rotary Club of Newport Irvine meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, UC Irvine. Visit

Noon: The 45-member Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Golf and Country Club. 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa.


7:15 a.m.: The Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets at Five Crown Restaurant, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. For more information, visit

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