Community & Clubs: Golfing to support Marines

The Sons of the American, Legion Post 291, are working with Costa Mesa resident and tournament Director Fred Arnold to promote the sixth annual Injured Marine Golf Benefit on Oct. 11 at the Costa Mesa Golf Course, 1701 Golf Course Drive.

"The sole benefactor of this charity fundraiser is the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund," Arnold said.

The first five tournaments raised more than $200,000.

The event is more than a golf tournament with a dinner-dance at Post 291, 215 E. 15th St., Balboa, following the tournament at 5 p.m. There will also be a raffle and silent auction.

Individual golfer fees are $175 each; foursomes, $600; Tee Sign, $350; and Foursome and Tee Sign, $900. Registration, which is on a first-come first-served basis, is limited to 36 teams.

To donate a raffle or silent auction item, or to register for golf or dinner only, contact Arnold at (949) 689-3570 or For more information on the fund, visit


Pat Michaels will be missed


Longtime Harbor area resident Pat Michaels died last week and will be missed. Pat was one of those involved in community activities, in part because of his cable TV show on which community, civic and businesses leaders appeared.

Pat was oftentimes called on to be the master of ceremonies for charity events. I remember one year when he was the master of ceremonies for the annual Commodores Ball of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. The event took place at the Meridian Hotel. The commodores and their guests were in black tie, the women in formals. It was a good-looking group.

Well, Pat gaveled the meeting to order and called on me to provide the invocation. I waited for what seemed like minutes, but it was probably a few seconds for the audience to quiet down, then gave the invocation. The flag salute followed and then a few announcements before Pat announced dinner was to be served.

During dinner service, I got up and headed to the restroom, when a lady from the dinner who was doing the same, stopped me in the hallway and congratulated me for being the master of ceremonies for the event and trying to keep the audience under control.

She thought I was Pat. We both used to get accused of being the other person. We both were about the same size, had white hair, white mustaches and at that time, black horn-rimmed glasses. People use to ask me if they could appear on Pat's cable TV show and he would get comments about the school district being directed to me, a school board member.

Pat, I am going to miss you, your humor and involvement in the community. Condolences from Barbara and me to Paula and the family.

Thought for the Daily

"If we are to be really great persons, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world. We cannot avoid meeting great issues. All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill."

Theodore Roosevelt


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, for a business meeting

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

6 p.m.: The Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program on the new Oasis Senior Center in Corona del Mar. For more information, visit


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

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 business meeting. For more information, visit

The 40-member Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive. For more information, visit

The 65-member Rotary Club of Newport Irvine meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine. For more information, visit


7:15 a.m.: The Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets at the Five Crowns Restaurant, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, to hear Andrea Heiden's presentation on "How to Speak So People Will Listen." For more information, visit

6 p.m.: Harbor Mesa Lions Club meets at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive. For more information, visit

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

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