Child Abuse Prevention

This section describes our efforts to help prevent child abuse. It does not contain specific programs, but involves a number of regular and one-time projects undertaken in service to this issue.

The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor recognizes and thanks the sponsors of the Movie Night Benefit Screening:

Donna and John Crean

along with

Columbia Pictures

Sony Pictures

Fritz Duda Company

We would also like to thank:

The Crean Foundation, Mercury Insurance, House of Batteries, Surf City  Professionals, Quicksilver, Hodge & Hodge Insurance, Merrill Lynch, Corona Del Mar Rehab, I N X Prints, INC


CLUB 1000 and Member Sponsors
Bill Barrington, Gary Eckles, Bill Bechtel, Orval Holman, Bill DeMeulle, Neil Kessel, Dick Freeman, Tom Norton, Duncan Forgey, Steve Peterson, Mike Gertner, Tuck Rabbitt, Bob Kinton, Gary TeWinkle, John Kruse, George  Lesley, Jim Vale, Jerry Nininger, Bob Washer, Roy Shlemon, Doc Zeff, Bob Wood, Ted Davis, Norm Von Herzen, Dennis Rohan, Gene O'Rourke


Bluewater Grill, Woody’s Diner, Perry’s Pizza, Starbucks, The Spaghetti Bender, Villa Nova, Royal Thai Cuisine, Newport Beach Brewing Co., Donna B’s Cookies, Ho Sum Bistro, The Alley, Harborside Pavilion, Newport Landing, Ruby’s

Opportunity Prize Donors

Duncan Forgey’s Cathedral Canyon Country Club, Bill Foster Mammoth Getaway, Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, Newport Theatre Arts Center, Five Crowns, At Ease, Newport Beach Police Dept. Cabinets Plus, Quicksilver, Blue Water Grill, Friends of Oasis, Friends of Oasis Sailing Club, Duffy’s Boats, Costa Mesa Country Club, Bandera Restaurant, Gold’s Gym, John L. Blom Photography, Gary’s Island, Tommy Bahama, Regal Movies, Shape-Up Day Spa, Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, Bluewater Grill, Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Gulfstream

Child Abuse Prevenion - Our Participation

Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center

The National Exchange Club has chosen child abuse prevention as its primary charitable cause. The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor has distinguished itself as a founding member and solid supporter of the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center (OCCAPC) . The center is a non-profit organization focused exclusively on the prevention of child abuse, working to strengthen parent-child relationships and to prevent child abuse before it occurs. OCCAPC has grown into one of the largest Exchange Club-sponsored child abuse prevention centers in the nation.

There are 100 Child Abuse Prevention Centers nationwide sponsored in part by the National Exchange Club Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse. The Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center was founded in 1983 by the Exchange Clubs of Orange County and Long Beach. Our club is proud of all its members who have donated time and money to the OCCAPC.


Click on the following link to learn more about the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center at .

The Exchange Club
of Newport Harbor

Presents Captain Phillips

The movie featuring Tom Hanks as Captain Phillips was our preview fundraiser this year. In one night last year with the support of those who care about preventing child abuse, we raised enough money to present a check to Scott Ttrotter of the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center for $18,000.