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Community & Clubs: Elks’ Western Roundup coming soon

The Newport Harbor Elks Lodge No. 1767 hosts its largest fundraising event of the year, the Western Roundup, on Sept. 17, according to member Gregory Hughes.

Although attendance is limited to Elks members and their guests, one of their wishes is that by letting people know what they do to help people, they might grow stronger in numbers.

This year’s Western Roundup includes outdoor entertainment, games, prizes and raffles. In the evening, the party will move inside the lodge in Lido Village for a lavish barbecue tri-tip dinner and live entertainment.

The Elks support many worthy causes, have awarded millions of dollars to college-bound students, and have a dictionary project in which all third-graders in the local district receive a free dictionary. For more information, visit



Harbor Mesa Lions Club’s new officers were installed recently at Rick and Kathy Blake’s home in Fountain Valley. Officiating for the event was Past District Gov. Elizabeth Warren. Installed as the 2011-12 president was Carol Proctor; First and Second Vice Presidents Eileen Jensen and Cathy Waters; Secretary Barbara Hayward; Treasurer Gina Stansbury; Lion Tamer Amparo Candelario; Tail Twister Arlene Schafer; Bulletin Editor Carol Van Holt; and directors Joan Parks, Terri Stoker, Debbier Karlson, Sandi Scheafer, Lynn Seaholm, Ann McIlroy, Sally Uhlir, Lisa Knowles, Sue Seager, Monica Gilliland and Dalila Vaden.

The first meeting of the new year was on July 5, at which time the immediate past president named Proctor the 2010-11 Lion of the Year. Parks was award the Harry J. Aslan award for her contributions to youth and the community. Visitors are welcome to attend the meetings, which are at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Costa Mesa Country Club. For more information, visit

Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club, known as the Fish Fry Club, installed Bob Ooten as president for 2011-12. Serving on the board with Ooten are Phil Marsch, vice president; Mike Scheafer, secretary; Mike McLlroy, treasurer; Raul Jara, tailtwister; Sri Vasudevan, lion tamer; Jim Ferryman, Ryan Ferryman, Robert Jara and Lee Gibbs as directors; and Matt Scheafer as webmaster. For more information on the Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions club, visit



The very active Assistance League of Newport-Mesa has installed Judy Weightman as president for 2011-12. Serving with Weightman on the League 17 member board of directors are Lori Williams, vice president thrift shop; Louise Murphy, vice president of consignment; Anne Wong, vice president of dental center; Barbara Maberry, vice president of community outreach; Kathy Youngman, vice president of membership; Diana Thomas, vice president of special events; Judith Longyear, vice president of human resources; Karen Obuljen, vice president Kids on the Block; Lee Glover, vice president Operation School Bell; Lulu Wilson, vice president of education; Karen Treaccar, vice president of public relations; Jill Money, treasurer; Wendy Marine, secretary; Kimberly Feinberg, Assisteens Auxiliary coordinators; Katie Wilker, Las Reinas Auxiliary chairwoman; Mindy Smith, Virginia Castle Auxiliary chairman; and Karen Obulien and Barbaera Maberry, La Mirsa Professional Auxiliary chairwomen.

For more information on the Assistance League of Newport Mesa, services it offers and how to get involved, visit


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, 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.



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

The 95-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club,1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar. 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 John Kabatech, State Director, National Federation of Independent Businesses “Legislative Challenges Facing California Businesses”



7:15 a.m. The Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets at Five Crowns Restaurant, Corona del Mar. 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