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Sat Jan 7: 8:00a Newport Back-Bay CleanUp "Fun & Kayaks" 4 details call Bill Zeller 949-548-2137  SignUpForm  
New Location: Jan & Feb meetings at Rancho San Joaquin Golf Clubhouse

Community Service:

"Singh" Sawhney 714-809-1186 & Luis Thornberry 949.449.9900

President's Message
Welcome Rotarians, Guests, Visitors - Join us for lunch

WHEN: Thursdays at 12:00 noon
WHERE: Rancho San Joaquin Clubhouse
ADDRESS: One Ethel Coplen Way,
Irvine, CA, 92612 USA     Venue Map
Happy New Year to all...
Effective for our next meeting, Thurs Jan 5th, we will meet at Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course club house, One Ethel Coplen Way, Irvine, CA 92612. UCI shut down the UNIVERSITY CLUB on UCI campus for the year. We are booked to meet Jan and Feb at San Joaquin Golf Club house. It is next to the Senior Center. Map directions: bit.ly/SanJoaqinGC
"2nd Keith Nelson Lecture" May 5th: "Cold War in the Twentieth Century" should be fascinating to hear. Lecture named for our member Dr. Keith Nelson who was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, past president of our club and our current speaker coordinator. Lecture May 5th at 5pm HG1030. ‪#‎WeAreRotary‬

Fun, Fellowship & talk by Jennifer Keil about Balboa Island. UC Irvine Rotaract Ethics Symposium practice talk; Focus on...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Fun, Fellowship, New Member + Craft Talk. Welcome to Kirk Van Atta, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Manager Corona del Mar...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Friday, March 25, 2016
Club welcomed newest member, John Ritchey March 3rd.
John is a Management Consultant and Project manager for RPFM Consulting. His Specialties: Project Management, Leadership, Performance Improvement, Coaching, Management Consulting, Culture Management, Entrepreneurship, Housing, Energy, Infrastructure, Real Estate Development, and Sustainability. He received his Bachelor degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obisbo, his MBA at the Paul Merage School at UC Irvine. Language Skills: English, Spanish & Portuguese. Welcome John.
 Come join us for fellowship and Fun at Campus Jax, 3950 Campus Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660. (949) 261-6270. If you make there by 6pm Tim will treat for your first drink...or was it President elect, Jerry Rekers? Call Tim 4 details 949-922-5433

Fun, Kayaking & Ocean Cleanup Saturday with 350+ lbs of trash removed. Thanks to all Volunteers from Mater Dei HS...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Friday, March 11, 2016
Guest speaker Thurs March 10th Anabella Bonfa is a business litigation attorney in Laguna Hills and currently our Rotary District 5320's Membership Chairman. In the latter capacity she launched our District's new membership program -- "Grow Together/Bond Together" -- focused on  marketing Rotary, using social media to that end, and integrating new members of our clubs with existing members.  Indeed, she recently led our District in its first Young Professional Workshop, which allowed younger members to exchange ideas with seasoned Rotarians about Rotary challenges.
Anabella is an author and frequent lecturer on such topics as LinkedIn and the effective use of social media.  She is also a past winner of the Rotary International Vocational Service Leadership Award for her work monitoring young professionals.
Count on it -- our speaker will have a raft of helpful suggestions about getting people interested in joining our ranks.    

Thursday March 3rd - Member Craft Talks. We welcome our favorite speaker event when 2 of our own Rotarians, who often turn out to be a pretty daring and adventurous crew, share their stories. We will be privileged to hear life experiences of two of our younger members -- Elizabeth Cavner and Roberto Motoshige.

Elizabeth starts with the fact that she was born and raised in Merced, went on to study Accounting and Health Science at UC Santa Barbara, and moved to Irvine 13 years ago, where she established her own business as a Fitness and Nutrition Trainer. She goes on to embellish a great personal history.

Roberto tells us of being a native Los Angeleno, growing up in Japan, Mexico, and the United States, attending Stanford University, and coming to Orange County to expand activity in the field of investment management. He will also tell us why he used to travel so much but has now become a home body.

Come out and be surprised by the tales these members can spin about their lives and ours!


Tue Feb 23: "3rd Tuesday Party" 6pm @ BackBay Bistro, Dunes Resort, Newport Beach. Help Celebrate Rotary 111th Birthday, Drinks, snacks & Cake. Free Parking. Further info call Tim Shields 949-922-5433

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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Member Birthdays:
  • Melissa Kenshalo
    January 9
  • Kerk D. Lesh
    January 12
  • David G. Halm
    January 19
  • Jerry S. Rekers
    January 19
  • Ken Paddock
    January 23
  • David G. Halm
    January 27
  • Uzo Okereke
    Gloria Okereke
    January 29
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