Community & Clubs: Helping children with sight and sounds

The District 4L4 Lions Sight and Hearing van will be at all Newport-Mesa Unified Schools in the next two months to examine students' hearing and eyesight. Chaired by Joan Parks of the Harbor Mesa Lions, members of all three Lions clubs in the area will deliver the van to local schools to enable campus nurses to screen the students. The van was recently refurbished and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. Lions International has always focused on sight and hearing and the quest to prevent blindness. This project is just one example of the work that the organization does for communities. Clubs in the district raise funds for this project during the year with various events. For further information about the Harbor Mesa Lions, check out their website at, or to learn about the Lions District go to

Election night dinner

The public is invited to join friends and family members of the Costa Mesa Historical Society who will be dining on Tuesday, from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Newport Rib Co. as they raise funds for the society's activities. The Newport Rib Co. will donate 20% of the entire bill to the society if you mention that you are there for the fundraiser. The restaurant is at 2196 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa.

Newport Sunrise hosts scholar

A guest at a recent breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Newport Beach Sunrise was Megan MacDonald, who has just returned from Hurlingham, a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. She was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in 2008-09 sponsored by the Rotary Club of Orange. She studied International Development in Kenya and was also involved in the Africa School project. Her plans are to continue her involvement in Rotary and Kenya.

Thought for the day

"When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn't they matter most now?" - Max Lucado


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, Newport Beach.

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 for Craft Talks.


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

Noon: The 45-member Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach-Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar. For more information, visit

The 95-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club to hear Jeff Yeargain discuss "Handicapping the Fall Election." 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 program by Mike Abdalla, M.D., "End Polio Now." Visit

The 45-member Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Golf and Country Club.


7:15 a.m.: The Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets at the Five Crowns, 3801 E. Coast Hwy. , Corona del Mar, to hear Jana Mazzarese talk about the Hoag Hospital Blood Donor Center.

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