Community & Clubs: Daily Pilot editors to induct Hall of Famers

Nine Newport-Mesa citizens who are active in local community service will be inducted into the Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame at the fourth annual Hall of Fame luncheon noon Friday at the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291.

Being inducted are John Kruse, Exchange Club of Newport Harbor; Carol Proctor, Harbor Mesa Lions Club; Joseph Panarisi, Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa; Laura Dietz, Rotary Club of Newport Beach Sunrise; Roger Gilbert, Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa; Sanjay Dalal, Rotary Club of Newport Irvine; Irvian Kanareck, Laurel House; Rich Kapko, Costa Mesa United; and Carol Cowden, Assistance League of Newport Harbor.

Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach will serve as the master of ceremonies while the induction of honorees will be made by myself, Daily Pilot Editor John Canalis and City Editor Jamie Rowe.

Reservations at $50 per person can be made by calling Lane Calvert at (714) 546-8558 ext. 181 or emailing Luncheon proceeds go the Exploring program, a division of the Boy Scouts of America Orange County Council.


Assistance League announces new officers

The Assistance League of Newport-Mesa announces its 2012-13 leadership.

Judith Longyear has been elected president. Serving on the chapter board of directors with Longyear are Kathy Youngman, president-elect; Jill Money, treasurer; Linda Krolop-Silverstein, secretary; Lori Williams, thrift; Carol Cowden and Denise Beltsos, consignment; Anne Wong, dental center; Peggy McKennon, community outreach; Jo Corbett, membership; Laura Lee Schubert, special events; Ann Marie Alford, human resources; Karen Obuljen, Kids on the Block; Kathy Elieff and Elizabeth Spain, Operation School Bell; Lulu Wilson, education; Marie-France Lefebvre, public relations; Tracy Halphide, Assisteens Auxiliary coordinator; Nicky Dunn, Las Reinas Auxiliary chairwoman; Mindy Smith, Virginia Castle Auxiliary chairwoman; and Susan Lautenback and Diana Thomas, La Marisa Auxiliary chairwomen.

Annually, Assistance league members, involved in 130 chapters across the U.S., return more than $37.7 million to local communities and assist 1.4 million people. The 26,000 members contributed 2.86 million service hours to their local communities. For more information visit



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.



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.

5:30 p.m.: The 57-member Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club to hear Laird Hayes discuss his experiences as an NFL sideline judge. For more information, visit



7 a.m.: The 20-member Costa Mesa Orange Coast Lions Club meets at Mimi's Café, Newport and Harbor Boulevards, 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 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 55-member Rotary Club of Newport Irvine meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, for a program by Gary Sherwin, president and chief executive of Visit Newport Beach. For more information, visit



7:15 a.m.: The 58-member Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets at Working Wardrobes for a program by Lane Calvert on the Exploring program of the Boy Scouts of America. For more information, visit

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