November 2nd, 2010

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July 28th, 2010

The first annual Christmas in September photography fundraising event will be held this September in parks throughout Orange County.  The Costa Mesa Rotary club will offer mini family photography sessions by professional wedding and portrait photographer and Rotarian, Kellianne Jordan.   You and your family have three opportunities to have your family photo taken, in three locations with uniquely beautiful backdrops.

Choose on Saturday, September 11 th and your family will be situated in a rustic ranch setting, complete with red water tank and windmill.   On Sunday, September 12 th will provide a modern outdoor setting with large rocks and a lake background.  If you prefer a backdrop of weeping willows with grass and a beautiful lake choose on Sunday, September 26 th .

Click here to see the photoshoot location back drops!

Each of the locations is unique and beautiful and your family will be very pleased with the 8×10 Folio Print and two 5×7 prints included with the sitting.  Kellianne Jordan Photography is also offering discounted pricing on additional prints and holiday cards.  The greatly discounted price (normally $395) for the mini photography session, with up to 6 people, at one of these three locations is only $100 .

Plus 75% of all photography sessions is tax deductible and will go toward Rotary sponsored projects, with $25 going directly back to participating clubs and organizations.  Some clubs are even using this opportunity to raise polio plus funds for their clubs.  All clubs and organizations are invited to participate in this three day event.

The Rotary Club of Costa Mesa is excited to be able to help families with discounted photography packages while also giving back to local and international communities. The contributions from this event will go toward projects of the Rotary Club of Costa Mesa such as SOS school backpacks and Adopt-A-Family, YMCA Scholarship Program, Treasure Box donations, NMUSD dental screenings, school supplies for low income Romanian children, support for local senior residents at Bethal Towers, library books and seedlings for 3rd graders, RYLA and other community projects.

Register for your photo session date using the .

All appointments must be prepaid as no payments can be taken at OC Parks.  For questions, contact Kim DeBroux at 949-478-4478 or via email at [email protected] .

Chill ‘N Daddy’s Chili Cook-off

June 19th, 2010

Chill ‘N Daddy’s Chili Cook-off on Saturday, June 19, 2010 from 10am to 3pm benefiting the YMCA of Orange County.

Put together your best Chili recipe and enter to WIN! $35 Contestant Entry fee (includes event entry and lunch* for 3 guests and the competitor). Or bring your family for lunch* ($5 per person over age 2). Enjoy a fun afternoon of family activities and place your vote for:

  • Best Beef Chili
  • Best Chicken or Turkey Chili
  • Best Vegetarian Chili
  • Favorite Chili Chef’s Outfit
  • Overall Favorite Chili

Location: Central Orange Coast YMCA, 2300 University Drive, Newport Beach

  • 10am – 12noon: Explore the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
  • Noon – 2pm: Chili competition, lunch, and family entertainment
  • 2:30pm – 3pm: Winners announced, Prizes, and Trophies Awarded

Contestants please fill out a Chili Cook-off registration form and call Kim at (949) 478-4478 if you have any questions.

*Lunch includes chili tastings and 1 hot dog and 1 soft drink. Other food items available for additional charge.

Click to download the registration form here: Chili Cookoff Registration form

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