Community & Clubs: Lions establishing new 'prides'

The Harbor Mesa Lions are sponsoring a new student club, University High School Leos. The Leos are the teenage branch of Lions International.

Their Charter Night took place late in June with 20 members. Leo club members worked at the Fish Fry in Costa Mesa and are planning to hold some fundraisers and service projects.

Their school Leo advisor is Nora Seager.

"Being a Leo is an opportunity for young people to experience community service and many continue that in adulthood," said Club Leo advisor-sponsor Carol Van Holt. "Our club is very pleased and excited to participate and guide this group of great students."

The new officers of Harbor Mesa Lions for the 2012-2013 year are Eileen Jensen, president; Carol Proctor, immediate past president; Cathy Waters and Charlotte McNamara, vice presidents; Debbie Karlson, secretary; Marianne Allen, treasurer; Van Holt, bulletin editor; Arlene Schafer, tale twister; and Patty McCandlish, lion tamer.

The new board of directors include Jennifer Kelder, Ann McIlroy, Joan Parks, Sue Seager, Lynn Seaholm, Sandi Scheafer, Gina Stansbury, Terri Stoker and Dalila Vaden.

Four members will take positions on the district level including Barbara Hayward, chaplain; Scheafer, treasurer; Van Holt, public relations chairwoman; and Proctor, Zone A chairwoman.

The club meets the first and third Mondays of the month. For more information, visit


Newport-Balboa honors members for service

Outgoing Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa President Bill Hossfeld honored a number of Rotarians at the club's recent transition dinner.

Honorees, along with his board of directors, included first-year member Stephen Williams who was named Ice Breaker of the Year. John Kerr received the Community Service Award. Miyuki Smith-Richardson and Steve Speer received the Bob Callis Award for their support of the president. Speer was also named Rotarian of the Year for his overall support the clubs efforts.

Congratulations to all!


Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions news

Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions Club President Mike Scheafer welcomed two new members at a recent meeting.

Joining the service club were Nick Romo and Bruce Krochman. At the same meeting, Kirk Bauermeister was named Lion of the Year and John LaVere Rookie of the Year.

Congratulations to all!




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 Gary Rennie as he shares his climb of Mt. McKinley in Alaska, North America's highest mountain at about 20,200 feet. 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.

The 95-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club to hear Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner. For more information visit

The 45-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 55-member Rotary Club of Newport Irvine meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine to hear James Pierce discuss Warren Buffett's investment philosophy. For more information visit



7:15 a.m.: The 58-member Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets at Five Crowns restaurant, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar, for a program by George Perez, managing director of the Corazone de Vida Foundation. For more information

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