Recognizing Community Heroes

  • Police Officer of the Year
  • Firefighter of the Year
  • Book of Golden Deeds

Recognizing Community Heroes - Programs

Police Officer of the Year Award

Our club contributes to crime prevention by each year presenting a member of the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa Police Departments with a Police Officer of the Year plaque. This presentation is usually accompanied with a questio-and-answer session on crime-related topics.

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Firefighter of the Year Award

jpyle2 Our club annually contributes to fire prevention by presenting a member of the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa Fire Departments with a Firefighter of the Year plaque. This presentation is usually accompanied with a question-and-answer session and fire- and paramedic-related topics.


Book of Golden Deeds

This program is designed to honor the good deeds of America's unsung heroes: recognizing those uncommon men and women, who, if not for this project, might never receive the acclaim they deserve. Annually, the club invites a worthy individual to lunch and presents him or her with a handsome plaque and a lively, standing ovation. The 2013 winner was Dr. Amy Nagy, Newport Elementary School's principal. Under Dr. Nagy's tutelage, the school's fourth grade state writing scores went from 13% to 100% over a period of eight years. Newport Beach Elementary, by the way, is the only California elementary school actually located on the beach!

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Unsung Hero

A person who makes a substantive yet unrecognized contribution; a person whose bravery is unknown or unacknowledged.

From dictionary.reference.com