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Rotary International

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  • Rotarians led the fight to eradicate polio

    Rotarians led the fight to eradicate polio
    Your health section recently noted that a Hopkins dean was among those who want to eradicate polio ("Hopkins dean joins effort to eradicate polio," April 21). I believe we all ascribe to that hope. My comment comes from the point of view of all the work...
  • At 85, Polio Survivor Joins Rotary To Help Fight Disease

    At 85, Polio Survivor Joins Rotary To Help Fight Disease
    Polly Hincks was 85 years old when she decided to join the local Rotary Club. Now 86, the polio survivor was eating dinner at The McAuley retirement community last fall when she met a few members of Rotary International. She learned that the...
  • Community & Clubs: Give a book, plant a seed for future

    Rotarians from the three area Rotary Clubs (Newport-Balboa, Newport Beach Sunrise and Newport-Irvine) as well as from District 5320's eClub have arranged for the purchase and delivery of nearly 2,000 summer reading books to the students at Wilson,...
  • Rotary Club installs new member and elects board of directors

    Carla Sparrow was installed as a new member of the Havre de Grace Rotary Club. The club's outgoing president, Rob Magee, and Rotary District Governor Bill Yeakel, led Sparrow's installation ceremony. The object of rotary is to encourage and foster the...
  • Community & Clubs: Honoring news coverage of women and girls

    Dawn Marie Lemonds, a member of the Soroptimist International of Newport Harbor, has joined as co-chair the planning committee of the National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE) for the Jane Velez-Mitchell Journalism Award. The...
  • Community & Clubs: New officers greet the day at Sunrise Rotary

    The Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club recently installed new officers for 2013-14. Serving as president is Jeff Heileson, replacing termed-out Philip Reynolds. Serving with Heileson are Tammy McKennon, secretary; Rudy Baron, treasurer; Kimberly...
  • On the Town: Rotary honors Jack O'Neill

    On the Town: Rotary honors Jack O'Neill
    Just the mention of the numerals that make up this infamous day will forever conjure deep pain, sadness and anger in Americans. And yet, while the horrors of that fateful day 12 years ago are so indelibly seared into our consciences, as the years have...
  • Mashdots leader to lead visit to Western Armenia

    Mashdots leader to lead visit to Western Armenia
    Later this year, Mashdots College President Garbis Der Yeghiayan will take nearly 30 people to visit historic Western Armenia — which now lies within Turkey’s boarders — on a pilgrimage that leads Armenian descendents back to their...
  • John Claerhout dies at 85; Boy Scouts leader was masterful fundraiser

    John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for thousands of inner-city Los Angeles teenagers, has died in a Northridge hospital. He was 85. Claerhout underwent...
  • Community & Clubs: Ending a productive year with roses

    Community & Clubs: Ending a productive year with roses
    This is a busy time of the year for service clubs in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Some club members are ringing the Salvation Army bells and staffing the donation kettles at local shopping centers. Other clubs are delivering food and Christmas gifts to...
  • At Hopkins, kidney transplants occur in chain reactions

    At Hopkins, kidney transplants occur in chain reactions
    When John Davis' kidney began failing in January, his girlfriend's mother decided to donate one of her kidneys to help save his life. That the two weren't actually a "match" — meaning Davis' body would never accept her kidney — didn't matter....