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Community & Clubs: Meet Mike Scheafer, the Lions king

Longtime Costa Mesa volunteer Mike Scheafer will be honored with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award by the Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation on March 22 at a dinner dance at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa called “Blues on the Bayou.” Scheafer is a 1977 graduate of Estancia High School.

Scheafer has long been active in Costa Mesa sports and the Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions Club, having served as president a number of times and district governor in 1997-98. He has also served on city commissions. In his recognition to volunteer service to the community, Scheafer was inducted into the Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame in 2009.

In addition to the recognition of Scheafer, the 6 to 11 p.m. event includes dinner, dancing, an auction and casino games. Funds raised will be invested in Estancia High and TeWinkle Middle schools.

Tickets, at $85 a person, are available at or you can call Vicki Snell at (714) 904-1253.



120,000 trees and counting

The Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa will continue a long tradition by providing trees to all third-grade students in public and private schools in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach the week of March 3. The project is in recognition of Arbor Day and everyone’s responsibility for the environment, according to club President Bob Merring.

On Sunday, Rotarians and family members and friends will gather at 1 p.m. at Newport Beach Fire Station 7, 20401 SW. Acacia St. in Newport Beach, to clean the 2,632 plastic pots that hold the saplings. The deliver of the saplings starts Monday, according to Arbor Day Chairman Jerry Klemer.


As the Rotarians deliver the trees to the students, they will share the history of Arbor Day and our collective responsibility for the environment.


Got a nurse?

Hoag Hospital’s faith community nursing program will present the in’s and out’s of establishing or expanding a congregation health ministries program. According to Susan Johnson, manager of community programs at Hoag’s Department of Community Health, the event will be held March 19 during a noon luncheon meeting of the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council.

The meeting will be held at Conference Room 2, on the lowest level of the Hoag Conference Center building. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m., with a buffet lunch served at 12:10 and the presentation by follow.

According to Johnson, items to be discussed include recruiting a registered nurse to lead your congregations program, how a faith community nurse can help the clergy and congregation, roles and activities of the nurse, and Hoag’s support for the nurse.

The meeting fee, which includes lunch, is $12 with a reservation and $15 without. To make your reservation and pay in advance, visit or email by March 17. All faiths are welcome.



Service club meetings this week


Noon: The 15-member Exchange Club of Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar.


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 a program on “Whole Body Donation for Free Cremation.” For more information, visit

Noon: The 75-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by Paul Salata and Meredith Cagle on “Irrelevant Week,” and on March 6, the club will hold a business meeting with no program or guests. For more information, visit

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


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 more information, visit https://www.newportbalboa.org


6:30 p.m.: The Harbor Mesa Lions Club meets at the Costa Mesa Country Club on the first and third Monday of each month. The club meets at various restaurants in the area. For more information, email


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 Wade Talkington called “Renascence Schools"; on March 11, Dr. David Monkarsh will talk about understanding the autism spectrum. For more information, visit

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