Monday, members of the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa were busy
escorting the youth exchange members from the Okazaki South Rotary
Club and their host youth from Newport Beach on a tour of significant
sites in our beautiful city, including the Central Library, the
Environmental Nature Center, the city's Harbor Patrol and the
highlight patrol boat tour of the harbor.
The group also went to the Newport Aquatic Center for kayaking and
to Ruby's on the Balboa Pier for lunch.
The youth exchange group from Okazaki included the chaperons,
Yukari Kanasashi and Masamichi Ishihara (staying with Timree Gold,
the chaperon who went to Okazaki in July); and youth, Wakana Maruo
(staying with Kelly Clark and family), Ayano Tsuchikawa (staying with
Leilani Tanbara and family), Takuya Wada (staying with Daniel Kenichi
Ward and family), and Masato Nagasaka (staying with Edward Wiklund
and family). Kelly, Leilani, Daniel and Edward are the students from
Newport Beach who visited Okazaki.
Monday evening, the Okazaki students and the Newport students, who
visited Okazaki during the summer, and their families joined the
Rotarians for a traditional American barbecue of hamburgers and
potato salad. The Okazaki students also got a new experience: pumpkin
carving. Members of the Rotary Club and the city's sister city
association provided hors d'oeuvres and other food.
Rotary Club president Terry Rousselot opened the formal evening
with a salute to the flag, which was fittingly displayed next to the
flag of Japan. The Japanese youth entertained the gathering with some
special music and dance.
The chaperons, Yukari Kanasashi and Masamichi Ishihara and each of
the youth made a brief statement about their impressions of their
Following the entertainment and dinner, Rotarian Nathan White
oversaw the pumpkin carving and the judging of the winners.
Each youth from Newport Beach and Okazaki had the opportunity to
speak of their exchange experiences and was given a gift of a Newport
Rotary Youth Exchange Chairman Dan Hoffmann said, "It was great
because of the cooperation and support of everybody -- the Rotarians,
sister city members, city, school and last, but not least, the
parents of the kids."
CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER
Harbor Mesa Lions will hold its ninth casino night at 7 p.m. Oct.
28, at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center. The evening will
include casino games, music, dinner, opportunity drawings and a
silent auction. Chairwoman Joan Parks promises a great time for all
who attend this important fundraiser, which will benefit many in the
community. Harbor Mesa Lions donates these funds to such charities as
SOS, Boys and Girls Clubs, YES and the Lion's Sight and Hearing
Foundation that furnishes eye and hearing tests to local school
Tickets are $30 and include dinner, one drink and $100 in playing
money. For information or ticket purchase, call (949) 548-2440.
BOB LOUGHRIDGE TO LEAD
Bob Loughridge has been elected president of the Kiwanis Club of
Newport Beach-Corona Del Mar for 2005-06, replacing Joel Carlson
whose term expired.
Serving with Loughridge is Dave Kaech, president elect; Joel
Uranga, vice president; Joel Carlson, secretary; Jack Mills,
treasurer; and Jim Dickson, Don Hubeli, Bill Simons, Harry Hartstein,
Peter Papke and Jack Rippy, directors. The Kiwanis Club meets
Thursdays at 12:10 p.m. at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF SERVICE CLUBS
Ernest W. "Sonny" Oates, sponsored by Willis Longyear, who joined
the Rotary Club of Newport Beach Sunrise.
From the Thought for the Day as provided by Greg Kelley of the
Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council: o7"The illiterate of the
21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those
who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."f7
-- ALVIN TOFFLER
SERVICE CLUB MEETINGS THIS WEEK
How are you giving back to your community?
Help your community and the world through a service club!
For many, service club membership is an extension of our religious
beliefs and congregation affiliation.
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.
7:15 a.m.: The 48-member Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets
at the Five Crowns restaurant for a program by Dick Cooling
Noon: The newly formed Rotary Club of Costa Mesa will be meeting
at The Club House at South Coast Plaza.
6:30 p.m.: The Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions Cub meets at the
Costa Mesa County Club.
7:30 a.m.: The Newport Harbor Kiwanis Club will meet at the
University Athletic Club.
Noon: The 27-member Exchange Club of the Orange Coast meets at the
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club.
6:15: The 50-member Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a craft talk by Hunter Cook
7:00 a.m.: The 20-member Costa Mesa Orange Coast Lions Club meets
at Mimi's Cafe.
Noon: The 50-member Costa Mesa Kiwanis Club will meet at the
Holiday Inn (o7www.kiwanis.org/club/costamesaf7); the 50-member
Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach/Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia
Corinthian Yacht Club to hear Ada Hand speak about a literacy program
for children; the 85-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at
the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum for presentation of "God and
Country" by Art McIntosh; the 90-member Rotary Club of Newport Irvine
meets at the Radisson Hotel to hear Judge Jim Grey on "How to Become
a U.S. Senator" (o7www.nirotary.orgf7).
* COMMUNITY & CLUBS is published Saturdays in the Daily Pilot.
Send your service club's meeting information by fax to (714) 921-8655
or by e-mail to email@example.com.