Enews for June 21, 2008

Mark Your Calendars

June 26 – Guest Speaker – Christine Kirk, Outdoor Education Center

July 8 – Focus on Membership! – District training at the Doubletree Hotel. 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

July 10 – Club Board Meeting – first of the new year! 4:45 p.m., Grand Street Center

July 13 – Installation Celebration Brunch – 9: 00 a.m., Orange Hill Restaurant

July 19 – Familia Corazon Build Day in Mexico

July 24 – Car Show Planning Meeting – 6:30 p.m., Grand Street Center

July 30 – Reading by 9 Book Collection at the Orange County Fair

Orange and Villa Park Clubs Host Convention Hospitality Event

Orange Sunrise Rotary joined with the Rotary clubs of Orange, Orange North and Villa Park to celebrate the family of Rotary on June 16th. The International Family Reunion is a Monday night tradition at every annual Rotary International Convention. This year, with the convention in Los Angeles, the four area Rotary clubs were fortunate to host 45 visitors from 12 countries at a special dinner at PJ’s Abbey Restaurant in Old Towne Orange. Guests were bussed to the Orange Public Library and History Center for a brief reception before heading out for architectural history tours of Old Towne. Four groups took walking tours around town, while others hopped aboard the Ricci Realty trolley for a narrated tour.

Orange Sunrise Rotarians Joan Kulifay, Tom Hood, Dave Mau, Joe Spiegelberg, and Keith Oldoerp guided visitors through the Plaza to PJs, where Tracey and Jason Curtis, Teri Snyder and Randy Holbrook were waiting to greet the arriving tours.

Local Rotarians were seated with conventioneers and enjoyed a California-themed dinner, wines and entertainment by Emily Brandenburg, Miss City of Orange. Everyone exchanged club banners, pins and gifts before the guests boarded the bus for the return trip to their hotels in LA. This was a once-in-a-lifetime event and one many guests stated they would never forget!

Yes, Virginia, There is a John Bouyer

We have photographic proof that there really is a President of Orange Sunrise Rotary. He was spotted working the RI Convention, where he was a co-chair of the House of Friendship committee. Assisting Past District Governor Grant Engle (Fountain Valley), John helped to design the international trade fair, coordinate the installation of booths and other equipment and troubleshoot during the convention.

Convention attendees also enjoyed the products of Orange Sunrise Rotarian Jack Sappington, who constructed the internet kiosks scattered throughout the House of Friendship.

Other Rotarians, Other Sightings

Charter member Dick Yarger was in town recently visiting friends and family. Dick and Muriel moved to Palm Desert when he retired a few years ago, but enjoy seeing the old gang now and then. The two hailed Rae Shirer as she walked past PJ’s Abbey on a beautiful Sunday morning. Rae was timing the walking tour for the recent hospitality event, while the Yargers had just enjoyed a PJs breakfast.

More Member News

The Los Angeles Times ran this on May 29th:

“SWEET SURRENDER – Comfort food king Dave Mau (of “Dinner With Dave” renown) has teamed with sushi chef Cody Bryant at the Retreat. Lunch highlights include Cody’s Nachos (seared scallops and shrimps on won ton chips) and cocas (Spanish flatbreads) with eclectic toppings. But the two love to improvise in the restaurant’s open kitchen. “You never know what we might come up with,” says Mau. 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sat. Located inside the Spa and Fitness Club at South Coast Plaza, 695 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 850-0050 Ext. 135; www.myspace.com/thescretreat”

More about Dave at his website:


What’s More Exciting Than a New Restaurant? Wedding News!

President-elect Bryan Kerl announced that his daughter Megan will marry this summer. Who’s the lucky groom? No less than Matthew Holbrook, son of our Orange Sunrise members Randy and Shelley Holbrook!

Matthew popped the question at the Magic Castle, where he conjured up an engagement ring that magically appeared on Megan’s hand! Congratulations to both families!

Your Convention Pass Saves $15 on Universal Studios Hollywood Tour!

In celebration of Rotary International’s Convention in Los Angeles, Universal Studios Hollywood is extending an exclusive savings offer to Host Districts and their guests. From June 6-25, Rotary Club members may use the attached coupon to receive $15 OFF a Full-Day General Admission. This is a special discount arranged by members of the Universal City-Sunrise Club of District 5260 that is not available to any other convention group. The discount coupons may be used before, during and after the International Convention through June 25th with family and friends. http://www.universalhollywoodevents.com/products/rotary/