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Welcome Rotarians, Guests, Visitors - Join us for lunch


WHEN: Thursdays at 12:00 noon
WHERE:  UCI University Club
ADDRESS: 801 East Peltason Drive,
Irvine, CA, 92697 USA     Venue Map

Our guest and speaker Thurs Nov 12th is Mike Gillespie, UCI coach who has led the baseball team to five NCAA tournaments...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Monday, November 9, 2015


Thanks to Rotaract UC Irvine: Meaghan,Byron, Geoffrey & Khan; NIRC members; Tom Lemire: Cartwright Sheppard[Culver City...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Saturday, November 7, 2015


Fun, Fellowship, "state of our Rotary District " talk by Kevin Padilla. Visitors included Rotaract UCI members, Edith...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Saturday, November 7, 2015


Thursday Nov 5th we welcome our Rotary District Governor Kevin Padilla to discuss the state of Rotary district 5320. Come one, come all to find out more about rotary in Orange county...#WeAreRotary

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Today was a Back-Bay Clean-Up Workshop with Rotaract UC Irvine and OCC members joining for fun, kayaking and cleaning Ocean. Estimated 500 lbs of debris removed… Thanks to all...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Sunday, October 11, 2015


Thurs, Sept 24th, We are honored to have Dr Fan-Gang Zeng speak about the detection and treatment of Hearing Loss....

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Monday, September 21, 2015


Fun, fellowship cleaning up Newport BackBay with 600+lbs of trash removed thanks to UC Irvine Rotaract, and a great...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Monday, August 3, 2015


Fun, Fellowship and talk by Dave Kiff, Newport Beach City Manager. Visit by roving member Brian Gates & son Claudio from...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Monday, August 3, 2015


Fun, fellowship, and our New club President, Cecil Hess. Talk by UCI Prof Charles Zender on Climate changes we face in...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Thursday, July 9, 2015


Meet the New President of Rotary International, Ravi Ravindran and his wife Vanathy, a member of the Rotary Club of...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Our Thursday June 11th Speaker: Sara Safari will talk about "empowering Nepali Girls" She was in the process of...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Monday, June 8, 2015



Fun, fellowship & Craft talk by member Edmond Attey our club treasurer. Transplanted from Ivory Coast, he works for...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Sunday, March 29, 2015


A Great Day: 2 new members: Elizabeth Cavner & Robert Motoshige, excellent Talk by Dr Roquemore, President of IVC;...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Friday, March 20, 2015





Aerial video of a Newport Harbor Back Bay water cleanup Event [ 2 minutes] Special thanks to all who organize and volunteer: Bill Zeller, leader; UCI Rotaract volunteers; ExploreOcean, video & volunteers; Randall Thornberry, poster. Collectively we can make a difference.... Cleaning and collect debris, we prevent it polluting our ocean.





The Newport-Irvine Rotary Club awarded three $1,000 scholarships to meritorious students that graduated from Olive Crest. Brenetta Wallace, Erika Browell, and Thalia Gomez-Garcia were selected among various applicants by a committee of Rotarians that evaluated their applications and selected the awardees. All of the applicants wrote compelling essays about themselves and how the $1,000 scholarship would impact their lives.

Erika Browel is currently at Fullerton College studying Music (vocal) and Psychology.  Brenetta Wallace is currently at California State University at Fullerton where she is pursuing a master’s degree in Social Work. Thalia Gomez Garcia is at Santa Ana College studying English and will transfer to UCI this summer, 2014.

Their scholarships, which are for expenses associated with attending college or trade school, were awarded at a Rotary meeting on 12 June, 2014. In addition to the three awardees, Olive Crest was represented by Ami Rowland, Residential Director and Joey Collinsworth, manager transitional housing programs and alumni services.


Community News
Nov 20: "3rd Friday Social" - 6pm Marriott Bar. Call Tim 4Info
Dec 5NewportHarbor Cleanup Fun&Kayaks  SignUpForm
Dec 6: Olive Crest kids Christmas Party, Volunteers Needed 2-7pm. Call Cecil 
Apr2016: BikeRide4Health -  Call Art Kleinpell 4Details

2014-15 India Book Project 4 Kids Rotaract Team, BookPlates Singh 4Info

2014-15 Africa Wheelchair Assembly Project

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