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President's Message

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
"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


Our speaker Thursday Feb 25th, Ed Selich, just completed his third and final term as mayor of Newport Beach. Ed was...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Monday, February 22, 2016


Fun, fellowship & talk by Chapman Prof Ramesh Singh "Saving Lives in Earthquakes. Are you ready for the next big one?" ....

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Friday, February 19, 2016


BackBay Bike Ride photos Feb 13; Photos thanks to Roberto & Dave

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Our speaker Thurs Feb 11th is Michelle Greenwood, director of Investment Programs at SLOW MONEY SoCAL, branch of...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Fun, Kayaking and 2,080 Lbs of trash removed by Volunteers from NIRC, Rotaract UC Irvine, IYFR, and OCC crew with Billy...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Thurs Jan 7th Dr Marc Lerner: "E-Cigarettes: Blessing or Curse ?" Dr Lerner got his medical degree at Mt Sinai in New...

Posted by Newport-Irvine Rotary Club on Monday, January 4, 2016

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    May 19
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    May 24
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    May 25
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