With the Christmas and New Year's holidays over, service clubs are meeting again. If one of your New Year's resolutions was to give back to your community and the world, to make new friends or to grow in public speaking, consider visiting a service club to see if that would be helpful in realizing your goals.
Here is the list of meetings for the next seven days. Most clubs will buy your first meal as they welcome you as a guest. At subsequent meetings, you would need to pay for your own meals. I will have a new listing of club meetings in next Wednesday's Community & Clubs column. Happy new year!
Noon: The 15-member Exchange Club of Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar, for a business meeting, no visitors.
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 sites.google.com/site/kiwanisofnewportbeach.
Noon: The 75-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a business meeting, no visitors. For more information, visit http://www.nhexchange.org.
Noon: The 40-member Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.costamesakiwanis.org.
Noon: The 55-member Newport-Irvine Rotary Club meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine.
6 p.m.: The 57-member Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by Gigi Tsantos on "Community Responsibility to End Exploitation and Violence," a discussion with the Women's Transitional Living Center executive director to educate and build partnerships. Rotary District 5320 Gov. Rae Shirer will be on hand to induct David Widerman as a member. For more information, visit http://www.newportbalboa.org.
7:15 a.m.: The 58-member Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club will meet at the Five Crowns Restaurant, 3801 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, for a program by Darla Olson, executive director of Human Options. For more information, visit http://www.newportbeachsunriserotary.org.
COMMUNITY & CLUBS is published Wednesdays. Send your service club's meeting information to firstname.lastname@example.org.