Community & Clubs: Starting the long journey of caregiving

Hoag Hospital and the Alzheimer's Family Services Center are sponsoring a spirituality conference on "Navigating the Journey of Caregiving" on March 28.

The day begins with registration and a hot breakfast from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m., with the program following from 7:45 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at the Hoag Hospital Conference Center, One Hoag Drive, Newport Beach.

Reservations are required by March 15 and there is no charge to attend. Space is limited. Call Alzheimer's Family Services Center at (714) 593-1874. For more information, email Cindy Howe at


OCC senior day barbecue

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa served nearly 5,000 hot dogs for visiting high school seniors at Orange Coast College on Tuesday. This was the primary vehicle for recruiting new students to the college and is one of the most important days of the year, according to member Jeff Dimsdale.


Rotarian honored for service

Newport Beach Sunrise Rotarian Patricia Bintliff was recognized for her work with the homeless and at-risk in our community with Rotary's highest honor for humanitarian service during the District 5320 assembly on March 1 at Chapman University.

In making the presentation, District 5320 Gov. Rae Shirer noted that Bintliff is a certified clinical supervisor who has worked in Orange and Los Angeles counties to advocate for the rights of disabled and homeless who suffer from mental illness, substance abuse and poverty.

Bintliff has worked for the Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club on vocational service projects and is the liaison between the club and Harbor Justice Center. She also has served as the community outreach coordinator, trainer and secretary for the Sober Living Network and is recognized statewide as an expert in her field.

Currently, Bintliff is making progress to become an attorney to fight for the rights of disabled people, who are often left to live on the streets, feeling unloved and alone. In accepting her award, she thanked the Rotary club for providing support for her work and for its willingness to embrace the entire community through these programs.


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 will not meet because it will be attending and volunteering at the Toshiba Classic. On March 20, Jerry Hopper will discuss "Russia vs. CCCP." For more information, visit

Noon: The 75-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by marine biologist Mike Curtis on "Kelp Restoration, Newport"; on March 20, Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach will discuss current political events and Laura's Law. 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 a program coordinated by Ken Dilley; on March 20, Phil D'Agostino will present the Mustang Pride Awards. 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 a program by author David Wambaugh, the adopted son of best-selling author Joseph Wambaugh. The speaker will tell of the challenge of growing up as the son of a celebrity and his descent into addiction and mental illness. For more information, visit

6 p.m.: Newport Mesa Masonic Lodge No. 604 meets Wednesdays at 1401 E. 15th St., Newport Beach. A business meeting dinner takes place the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, email


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 Chas Klivans, founder of The CEO's Navigator; on March 25, past District Governor Roger McGonegal will discuss "Rotary International Foundation for Fun and Profit." For more information, visit

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