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FRONT

Protect yourself against fraud May 3

In an effort to enhance consumer protection and give residents tools to protect themselves against scammers, Sen. Janet Nguyen and District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will visit Leisure World to host a consumer protection workshop called “Protect Yourself Against Fraud.”

The workshop will be held at 6 p.m. on May 3 in Clubhouse 4 and is only open to residents of Leisure World or visitors explicitly invited as guests by a Leisure World resident.

“Scammers continuously devise new and sophisticated ways to steal critical information and money from unsuspecting residents. The only way to combat these unscrupulous individuals is to stay informed of their new tactics and methods,” said Sen. Nguyen. “I am proud to partner with District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to provide the residents of Leisure World with important information that they can use to protect themselves and their pocketbooks.” The topics covered in the Consumer Protection Workshop will include but not be limited to:

• Phishing scams

• Phone scams

• Mail scams

• Charity scams

In addition to providing residents with insight and recommendations, workshop attendees will receive information and resources on where to report these types of fraud.

“While the Orange County District Attorney will continue to aggressively prosecute these fraudsters, prevention is key,” said Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas.

No LW dinner service on Monday

Finbars Italian Kitchen and Naples Rib Company alternate Monday night dinner service in Clubhouse 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. except for the fifth Mondays of the month. There will be no dining service in LW on Monday, April 30.

On Monday, May 7, Naples Rib Company will offer a full menu, which will be printed in the LW Weekly on May 3, along with reservation instructions.

In celebration of Mother’s Day

IN CELEBRATION OF MOTHER’S DAY, plan for a festive kickoff brunch on May 12 in Clubhouse 4 and send in a profile of what your mama taught you for a special tribute to run in the May 10 LW Weekly.

Brunch

Kick off the Mother’s Day weekend with a festive brunch accompanied by harp music at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, in Clubhouse 4.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13.

The GRF Recreation Department will sponsor the brunch, which features a gourmet egg-and-sausage strata, strawberry-filled crepes, freshly baked pastries and fresh fruit.

Sparkling cider, orange juice, infused water and coffee will be available.

Classical harpist Peggy Skomal will perform.

The Los Angeles-based harpist has played at over 6,000 events throughout Southern California and has appeared in film, and on TV and stage.

All are welcome—moms, dads and daughters and those who love them.

Complimentary family photos will be taken.

The cost is $22; make reservations by contacting Recreation at events@lwsb.com or by calling 431-6586, ext. 326.

Send in Mother’s Day tributes for May 10 paper

In celebration of Mother’s Day on May 13, the LW Weekly will print a collection of “I Remember Mama” vignettes to honor inspirational mothers.

Leisure World residents are welcome to submit one or two paragraphs on what they learned from their mothers.

The stories will be featured in the May 10 edition.

Email submissions to rutho_news@lwsb.com.

The paper will print as many stories as space permits; submissions will be edited for style and clarity. High resolution jpgs will be accepted. For more information, call Ruth Osborn, 472-1277.

SB Classic Car Show will draw thousands, close streets

The 31st annual Seal Beach Car Show is expected to draw 25,000 visitors admiring more than 550 classic cars in 30 categories on display along Main Street April 28. There will be live music and attractions in one of Southern California’s most memorable automotive events. Roads will be closed at 5 a.m. this Saturday, for the free show. The show is open to the public from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., when streets will reopen. Minibus shuttle service will be available to and from Leisure World (see page 18).

Main Street will be closed between Pacific Coast Highway and Ocean Avenue, Ocean Avenue between 10th and 8th streets, Central Avenue between 10th and 8th streets and Electric Avenue between 10th and 8th streets.

The cars will enter the show via Ocean Avenue, Central Avenue and Electric Avenue starting at 6 a.m.

Parking for the general public will be on the grounds of the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station. Entry to the Naval Weapons Station parking area is on Seal Beach Boulevard, south of Pacific Coast Highway. Do not go to the Main Gate or to the gate on Westminster Boulevard. For more information, call the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring the show, at 799-0179.

Prescription drug take-back is Saturday

Seal Beach Police will be at the Main Gate

Saturday, April 28

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bring excess pills and patches (no sharps).

15th anniverary of Vietnam War Memorial to be observed

The Vietnam War Memorial in Westminster will celebrate its 15th anniversary—it was dedicated in April 2003—to honor soldiers who gave their lives fighting for a free Vietnam. The event, which will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 29, will also commemorate the 43rd year of Black April, also known as the Fall of Saigon.

The memorial is located at Freedom Park at the intersection of American Way and 13th Street in Westminster.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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GENERAL

watch your step

Scammers are going to great lengths to make their “push button” ruse work.

Over the years, phone thieves call consumers with the promise of gifts, trips, hotel stay, etc, after they push the “1”button to get the details.

That little exercise is thought to give the caller access to his victim’s number to make endless personal calls to anywhere on the globe.

One Mutual 9 resident was sure he was contacted because of his age after hearing this robo-call:

“We are offering a free heart and artery exam. Push the 1 button for more. Special operators standing by.”

•••

Jim Williams was caught off guard by a telephone call he received last week from the Consumer Protection Bureau.

A man with a strong, hurried voice, told the Mutual 2 resident that he has been holding a large amount of money in Williams’ name since last November and wants him have it. No more details given.

That news caught the LWer’s attention, but he became suspicious afrer the caller passed Williams onto a second party in Las Vegas.This fellow would tell Williams how to wire him $7,500 to cover taxes on his new money.

“Why wouldn’t this guy call me himself?” thought Williams, who put an end to the charade by refusing to make any calls to Las Vegas or anywhere else, on this matter.

•••

My iPhone rang yesterday, a caller from nearby Irvine.

“Hi, I’m from Hilton Hotels, calling with some great news. Your booking number from a previous stay at a Hilton facility came up, and you are the winner of a overnight stay at a Hilton Hotel of your choice.” To get the details, I was asked to push the “1”button.

No thanks, I’ve heard this one before.

Besides, I never have stayed at a Hilton hotel.

Have you been the victim of a scam attempt? Send details to Jim Breen at the email address above or call 431-6586, ext. 387, Wednesday- Friday between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

woman’s club

The next Woman’s Club tea meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, in Clubhouse 2. The theme is Happy Mother’s Day. Guests are welcome.

Membership renewals are due in May and are $20 for the year. New membership cards are available from Penny Wright, who will be at a table as you enter the lobby.

A sign-up sheet will be available at the meeting for the members’ only June luncheon. Members who plan to attend should add their names to the list.

The club’s June meeting day will be moved up a day to Wednesday, June 6, at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. That location will be used for voting on June 5.

The club’s philanthropic gift for May will be donated to The Day You Were Born, a non-profit program that provides a birthday celebration for children who would not otherwise have one.

Members are encouraged to donate clothes for children aged 2-12 years old. Items needed are educational toys, crafts, backpacks or books.

Donations should be unwrapped.

Entertainment will be provided by Don Covel, a solo vocalist and guitarist who performs classic rock and smooth jazz.

His vocals and soft finger-style guitar are often compared to James Taylor and Neil Diamond.

His tasteful use of synthesizers and backing tracks creates an amazingly real “live band” sound seldom achieved by solo artists.

Senior patriots

All are invited to attend a free program sponsored by Senior Patriots for Peace at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 11, in Clubhouse 4. Guest speaker Shane Martin Ph.D. will speak on “A Quality Education for All-Dreamers.”

Martin will discuss why he has joined university presidents and others in support of the students called “Dreamers.”

He will describe how the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that began in 2012 is benefitting dreamers and where it stands.

Dr. Martin, son of Lucille Martin, Mutual 15 resident and Senior Patriots member, is the new provost at Seattle University. In that role, he serves as the chief academic officer.

Previously, he was dean of Loyola Marymount University’s School of Education and Graduate Students.

He has served on many boards and is a state commissioner to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Dr. Martin is an educational anthropologist by training and an expert in the areas of intercultural education, cultural diversity and the spectrum of public, charter and Catholic schools.

He earned his Ph.D. at USC, and his Master of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley.

Non-residents who want to attend and don’t have a guest pass for entry to Leisure World should call Don Koepke at 330-3397 and leave their names.

– Dorothy Kemeny

children-a-priority

Children-A-Priority (CAP) will meet at noon on Thursday, May 3, in Clubhouse 4. All are welcome to attend.

A catered lunch will be available for $10. Guests should arrive by 11:45; lunch will be served at noon.

Tony Baron, a magician, will be featured.

Children-a-Priority is a club dedicated to helping underprivileged and at risk youth.

For more information and to make a reservation, call Maria Swift at 493-1924

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PERSPECTIVES

outside the wall

By Les H. Cohen, Mutual 15

Legislative Advocate Emeritus

As a member of the California Task Force on Family Caregiving and long term State Ombudsman I came across this relevant message from the Daily Word, a Unity Publication.

I was doing research for my next speech and wanted to share it with Leisure World residents.

So, here goes:

“Perhaps the most difficult job anyone can undertake is that of a caregiver. It is a full-time

commitment that requires tremendous energy, confidence and inner strength.

“Although challenging at times, caregiving is rewarding. Spending quality time with a loved one while sharing moments and memories is priceless.

“I give thanks for the caregivers I have known: parents, friends and teachers and the roles they have played in my life.

“I give thanks and the opportunities I have had to care for others.

“Caregiving is an opportunity to share my love and skills in compassionate and caring ways. By giving of myself in this way, I receive unlimited joy and blessings.”

Letter to the Editor

Editor:

The stop sign has been removed on the approach to the St. Andrews Gate. What a surprise to me, coming from the shopping center and merging into the lane going to the guard station. I was almost hit, not knowing or realizing when a car zoomed by me rushing to the guard at the Gate.

Driving a golf cart, I try to be extremely cautious and am happy I escaped a possible accident.

The guard on duty said the sign has been gone about four months. It was news to me and to many of my friends. One friend said she saw an accident there on April 12.

Seniors are not used to the change and I think it should be published with a picture in LW Weekly for us to digest and really know about a dangerous change like this.

Coming from the shopping center, we are now taking our lives in our hands when we merge with fast cars approaching the entrance. It is hard to see clearly the oncoming traffic and many cars come in that gate.

Glenna Hoff

Mutual 6

Perspectives Policy

Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the Publications Manager.

Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: Two-hundred fifty (250.) Letters should be typed and delivered to the Golden Rain News by email (preferred), regular mail, deposited in a white GRF drop box, or hand-delivered. Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments, and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. The names of individual employees, titles and/or departments will not be permitted in letters that could adversely impact any Foundation employee directly or indirectly.

Member Column: At a maximum five-hundred (500) words, columns may present an argument or opinion or information about pending issues of concern to the community. Priority to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.

Contributor: Restaurant review, theater review or travel journal submissions welcome subject to terms and conditions in the policy unless otherwise noted.

Viewpoint

By Jim Greer, Mutual 11

Leisure World Interfaith Council

One of the greatest longshots (1,000-1 odds) in sports history was when the U.S. Men’s hockey team beat the Russians in the 1980 Olympics.

The Miracle on Ice was achieved despite the common belief that the American squad of amateurs “didn’t have a prayer” of beating the most formidable hockey team on the planet.

But as we all remember, that miracle did happen, and prayers were answered.

As a nation, we have historically relied on God’s influence and intervention on our behalf.

In 1775, the Continental Congress instituted a proclamation that was sent to every town in the colonies establishing a day to pray for a resumption of “the just rights and privileges of the colonies” in “civil and religious” matters.

The proclamation was so successful that the special day was more widely observed than the practice of going to church on Sunday. Similar proclamations were issued throughout our history, and in 1952 Congress established the National Day of Prayer to be held on the first Thursday of May.

Many of our local churches, synagogues, temples and mosques provide special services on this day.

The Leisure World Interfaith Council (LWIC) will be celebrating with the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council at an Interfaith prayer breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, at St. Wilfred’s Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane in Huntington Beach.

We invite you to join us or attend another local service near you. Or, you may wish to hold your own personal prayer service with friends or at home alone. Regardless of the setting, God will hear your pleas for the benefit of our nation, our leaders and our communities.

The famed Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard explained God’s intentions in responding to our prayers with, “the function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”

Our prayers do more to change who we are than to change the world around us. It’s hard to say if the blessings we receive in answer to prayer open the door or provide us with the key to unlock it.

But either way, we come away changed and with additional resolve to move forward, and the strength to do more. Our paths may continue to be challenging, but prayer gives us the tools to build our own solutions.

One person who knew the difficult path was the great Kung Fu martial artist and philosopher Bruce Lee who wisely stated, “do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”

Join us for the Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, May 3.

Remember When

Editor’s note: Remember When is presented by the Leisure World Historical Society. Help make history live, tell your story, donate memorabilia, join the Historical Society. For more information, call Linda Johnson, vice president 493-9898 or visit the LW Museum in Clubhouse 1.

April 27, 1978 – Daphne Kruse, internationally known founder and director of the Minneapolis Aging Opportunities Plan, was the featured speaker at the forum sponsored by the Golden Rain Foundation, the Good Government Group and the Senior League. She spoke about organizing a community to serve the elderly.

April 28, 1988 – Leisure World Laguna Hills announced plans to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 1989. Parades, symposiums and a national seniors day would be part of the 12-month celebration.

April 23, 1998 – Construction of the new Leisure World Health Care Center’s replacement building was moving rapidly with good weather helping to hasten the project. The slab was finished, and framing of the building had begun.

JUST A COMMENT: The HS Museum is open from 2-4 p.m. on Thursdays in Clubhouse 1.For more information,go to www.lwhistory.org.

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GOVERNMENT

RECAP OF GOLDEN RAIN FOUNDATION BOARD ACTIVITY OF April 24, 2018

Approved Minutes

The minutes of the March 27, 2018 Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors (BOD) meetings were approved, as presented.

General – Reserve Funding Request – Administration Building: Elevator

MOVED and duly approved acceleration of Reserve funding, for the replacement of Asset ID 1800, Elevator, Administration Building, in the amount of $92,631 ($72,631 and a $20,000 contingency) and authorize the President to sign the contract. The Board further authorizes the Chair of the Physical Properties Committee to review and approve the use of contingency funds.

General – Capital Funding Request – Mission Park: Concrete

MOVED and duly approved additional Capital Funding, in the amount of $33,201, for the project 841-17, identified as Mission Park and further approve the MJ Jurado proposal 17-0369, in the amount of $52,051, and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Architectural Design & Review Committee – Main Gate: Benches, Refuse Receptacle Replacement

MOVED and duly approved to authorize the Executive Director purchase five benches, three trash containers, and two ash cans for the replacement of the same around the Main Gate Building, at a cost not to exceed $7,110.91 (includes tax not in attached quote), funding from contingencies of the Main Gate Entrance Project.

Communications Committee – Rescind Policy 2850-36, Display Advertising Commission

MOVED and duly approved rescind Policy 2850-36, Display Advertising Commission.

Finance Committee – Accept March Financial Statements

Moved and duly approved to accept the March Financial Statements for audit.

Finance Committee – Approve CDAR Purchase

Moved and duly approved to continue the investment ladder by investing $500,000 from the First Foundation Bank Money Market Reserve account and from proceeds of a maturing CDAR (Reserve funds) in a 52-week CDAR @ .70%, which will be fully insured by the FDIC.

Finance Committee – Approve CARE Lease

Moved and duly approved a lease (May 1, 2018 to April 31, 2020) between the Golden Rain Foundation and CARE, a California Corporation, for the limited use of Trust Property identified as the CH6 Apartment, per terms and conditions of the attached agreement, in the amount of $3,000 per month, and authorize the President to sign the lease conditioned upon CARE’s submission of all documents required under the agreement.

Finance Committee – Approve RV Club Lease

Moved and duly approved to refer the RV Club Lease to the Finance Committee for review and to grant a sixty (60) day extension of the current lease.

Mutual Administration Committee – Rescind Policy 7730 – Member’s Personal Records

Moved and duly approved to rescind Policy 7730 – Member’s Personal Records.

Mutual Administration Committee – Adopt Policy 1001-30, Glossary of Terms

Moved and duly approved to adopt Policy 1001-30, Glossary of Terms.

Physical Property Committee – Amphitheater/News Building: Exterior Paint

Moved and duly approved to award a contract to Hutton Painting for $28,800 to paint the complete Amphitheater area and Administration Building, using the color scheme approved by the ADRC, adding $1,000 in contingencies, for a total cost not to exceed $29,800, Reserve Funding and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Physical Property Committee – Clubhouse Four: Interior Paint (Ceramics, Arts and Lapidary Rooms)

Moved and duly approved to accelerated Reserve funding in the amount of $5,600 ($4,600, Hutton Painting and $1,000, contingency funding), and authorize the President to sign the contract with Hutton Painting to paint the interior of the Ceramic, Art, Lapidary and storage rooms within Clubhouse Four.

Physical Property Committee – Clubhouse Four: LED Lights (Ceramics, Arts and Lapidary Rooms)

Moved and duly approved to accelerated Reserve funding, in the amount of $9,340, and Non-Budgeted Operational expenses of $7,000, from Cost Center 74, for the replacement of lighting within Clubhouse Four at the Ceramic, Art, and Lapidary rooms with energy efficient LED lighting and authorize the Executive Director to initiate the required purchase and the installation of the lighting. ergy efficient LED lighting and authorize the Executive Director to initiate the required purchase and the installation of the lighting.

Physical Property Committee – Clubhouse One: Interior Paint (approved Clubhouse Revitalization Funding)

Moved and duly approved to award a contract to CertaPro Painters for $20,500, to paint the interior of Clubhouse One, using the color scheme approved by the ADRC, adding $2,500 in contingencies, for a total cost not to exceed $23,000, funding from the Clubhouse Revitalization Project, contingent upon verification by the Facilities Director of the scope of work, and authorize the President to sign any applicable contracts.

Physical Property Committee – Rescind Policy 5512-70, Bidding Procedure

Moved and duly approved to rescind Policy 5512-70, Bidding Procedure.

Recreation Committee – Golf Course Tree Pruning

Moved and duly approved Anguiano Lawn Care (Johns), for a three-year contract, in the amount of $21,840.00, Operating funds, for the golf course tree trimming.

Recreation Committee – Mission Park Revision

Moved and duly approved revisions to Mission Park, as shown on Exhibit B (in the agenda packet).

Recreation Committee – Amend Policy 1202-50, Clubhouse Membership

Moved and duly approved to amend Policy 1202-50, Club Membership, as presented.

Recreation Committee – Amend Policy 1401-50, Outside Buses

Moved and duly approved to amend Policy 1401-50, Outside Buses, as presented.

Recreation Committee – Amend Policy 1403-50, Commercial Use

Moved and duly approved to amend Policy 1403-50, Commercial Use, as presented.

Recreation Committee – Amend Policy 1405-50, Literature-Community Facilities

Moved and duly approved to amend Policy 1405-50, Literature-Community Facilities, as presented.

Recreation Committee – Amend Policy 1471-50, Display of Trophies

Moved and duly approved to amend Policy 1471-50, Use of Community Facilities; Display of Trophies and Plaques, as presented.

Recreation Committee – Amend Policy 1511-50, Dissemination of Information – Clubs

Moved and duly approved to amend Policy 1511-50, Dissemination of Information-Clubs, as presented.

MUTUAL 1

Town Hall meeting planned April 29

The Mutual 1 Board of Directors will host a Town Hall meeting on Sunday, April 29, from 6-8 p.m. in Clubhouse 1 for Mutual 1 shareholders only. Bring GRF ID cards for admission. Refreshments will be provided.

Continuous bus service will be available on Thunderbird Drive, St. Andrews Drive and Annandale Drive from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Shareholders do not need to be at a designated bus stop, just along the street and signal to the driver.

Mutual 1 shareholders are invited to bring questions and concerns.

Mutual 8

Candidates forum planned on May 1

Mutual 1 will host a candidates forum on May 1 at 5 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, to meet the shareholders who are running for the Mutual 8 Board of Directors.

Observer training offered in LW for June 5 election

The 2018 Election Integrity Project California, a non-political non-profit group, will provide election poll observer training to Leisure World residents who would like to ensure that a fair election process is conducted for the June 5 Primary election. 

The class will start at 1 p.m. on May 10. There will be no breaks, so bring snacks and beverages. 

After training, attendees will know how to correctly observe, fill out a preference sheet and receive a name tag.  Assignments, in LW or outside for those who are willing to volunteer outside of LW, will be sent by email one week before June 4. 

Parties interested in the training must RSVP to 335-0779 before May 3.

MUTUAL 2

New policies will be enforced beginning May 1

Effective May 1, Mutual 2 will begin enforcing violations set forth in the Policies effective in January 2018.

Parking violations will be ticketed immediately and offenders do not get a warning.

Other violations such as remodeling without permits and climbing on the roof will have a warning letter sent the first time and then a fine will be issued if the problem persists.

There is an appeals process. Anyone who believes the ticket is unfair can appeal and a committee of three Mutual 2 Board members will meet with the defendant and make a final decision.

The Mutual 2 Board of Directors wants to be sure everyone has been advised of the enforcement date beginning on May 1.

For more information, call your director.

GRF

Veterans Honor Banners on sale

The Golden Rain Foundation, in conjunction with the Recreation Department, is offering Veterans Honor Banners for sale. Banners will be posted throughout the community on trust streets and may honor current or former GRF members in good standing.

The name used will be the full legal name, used on the stock certificate of Golden Rain Foundation or Mutual 17 deed.

The banner will also include the mutual and military branch under which the person served.

The cost is $125. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis while the limited supply lasts. Deadline to order is May 11.

The banners will be displayed for Memorial Day.

Those who have previously purchased a banner can opt to pick it up from Recreation or donate it and have it redisplayed.

Orders may be placed at the Recreation office in Building 5, lower level, or with Tommy Fileto by email at thomasf@lwsb.com.

Register to vote

The Republican Club will have a voter registration booth set up outside Clubhouse 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays through May 25. 

Club members will register voters regardless of political party.  All are welcome.

Schedule of Mutual Meetings

Mutual meetings are listed below. Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards as follows:

Thursday, April 26 Mutual 1

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, April 27 Mutual 6

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May. 1 Mutual 16

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 1 Mutual 17

Administration 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 2 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Thursday, May 3 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4 9 a.m.

Wednesday, May 9 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9 Mutual 4

Administration 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, May 10 Mutual 12

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, May 11 Mutual 3

Administration 9 a.m.

Monday, May 14 Mutual 10 (special)

Conference Room B 2 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16 Mutual 5

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Wednesday, May 16 Annual Meeting – Mutual 10

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Thursday, May 17 Annual Meeting – Mutual 14

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Thursday, May 17 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, May 18 Annual Meeting – Mutual 7

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Monday, May 21 Mutual 15

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23 Annual Meeting – Mutual 4

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Wednesday, May 23 Annual Meeting – Mutual 16

Administration 2 p.m.

Thursday, May 24 Annual Meeting – Mutual 11

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Thursday, May 24 Mutual 1

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, May 25 Mutual 6

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Friday, May 25 Annual Meeting – Mutual 9

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Tuesday, May 29 Annual Meeting – Mutual 8

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Mutuals 7, 8, 10, and 11 have canceled May meetings

GRF Committee Meetings

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. Conference Room B is located downstairs in Building 5. The Administration Conference Room is upstairs in the Administration Building. The following is a tentative schedule of meetings on the Golden Rain Foundation master calendar, maintained by Administration:

Thursday, April 26 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee (special)

Conference Room B 1 p.m

Friday, April 27 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, April 30 Executive Committee (special)

Administration 10 a.m.

Tuesday, May 1 Management Services Review Ad hoc

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 2 Recreation Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, May 3 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee (special)

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday May 4 GRF Board Executive Session

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, May 7 Physical Property Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8 Renumbering Subcommittee

Administration 3 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, May 10 Communications Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, May 11 Executive Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, May 14 Architectural Design Review Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 15 Mutual Administration Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 15 Management Services Review Ad hoc (special)

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, May 17 Finance Committee

Conference Room B 10 a.m.

Friday, May 18 Roundtable w/Mutuals & GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, May 18 Renumbering Subcommittee

Administration 3 p.m.

Monday, May 21 Finance Committee

Administration 10 a.m.

Tuesday, May 22 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Friday, May 25 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 29 Video Subcommittee

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

LW Democratic Club

Nonpartisan O.C. candidates participated in forum

A forum that featured Democratic candidates for Orange County nonpartisan offices was hosted by the Leisure World Democratic Club last week. Attorney Brandon Love, the club’s expert on O.C. politics, moderated.

Candidates Brandon Perkins for O.C. supervisor, Brett Murdock for district attorney, Duke Nguyen for sheriff, and Nathaniel Epstein for assessor were peppered with a wide variety of questions during the event. Many individuals stayed afterwards to visit and collect literature from the campaigns.

David Boyd, candidate for the Department of Education, was unable to attend.

More information on these local candidates can be found on the club’s website: https://sblwdems.wordpress.com/.

Get to know other club members in an informal setting with the club’s popular “Lunch Bunch” program today, April 26, at 11 a.m. Call Bev Emus, 296-5586, to RSVP.

To join the club, call Membership Chair Rachael Lehmberg at 340-9816, or email your questions to lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com.

The next membership meeting will be held on May 16 at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

GRF

New flea market policies adopted

by Kathy Thayer

GRF Reservations

“Where have all the Flea Markets Gone?” is a question that keeps coming to the Recreation Reservations desk. Since so many false rumors have been circulating, the Recreation Department wants to set the record straight.

The four Clubhouse 2 flea markets that were held seasonally for several years were always booked by GRF clubs. They are not GRF-sponsored events. The GRF conducts an annual fresh air swap meet in the summer, this year slated for June 30.

Several other flea markets are held annually by LW charitable organizations and continue to operate as normal.

The four events in question, although technically sponsored by two clubs, have been coordinated and run for them by an individual shareholder. When it came to the attention of the Recreation Committee that this was a business being conducted on trust property, not a club event, it was determined to be in violation of GRF policies.

Subsequently, the Recreation Committee ruled that clubs who want to actually conduct flea markets by and for themselves could continue to book them, subject to availability, for the remainder on 2018.

Beginning in 2019, flea markets will be limited to a total of four per year and offered on a lottery basis. Once that occurs, the dates will be publicized by the sponsoring clubs, not by GRF.

As renovations are still being planned for Clubhouse 2, proposed time frames may be impacted by a clubhouse closure.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES GOLDEN RAIN FOUNDATION

March 27, 2018

CALL TO ORDER

President Linda Stone called the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors (BOD) of the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) to order at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Clubhouse Four.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Taylor White, President of the Leisure World Theater Club, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL

Following the roll call, Corporate Secretary reported that Directors Perrotti, R. Stone, Snowden (left at 12:49 p.m.), Pratt, L. Stone, Reed, Gould, Hopewell, Rapp, McGuigan, Dodero, Winkler, Heinrichs, Damoci, Lukoff, Crossley, Fekjar, and Moore were present.

Eighteen Directors were present, with a quorum of ten.

PRESIDENTS COMMENTS

Today I want to talk briefly about the pool project.

There has been a plethora of misinformation regarding the pool project. Here are the facts:

On August 7, 2017, the Physical Properties Committee approved to recommend to the Board commencement of steps required to seek and secure proposals for the drafting of a conceptual plan to replace/enhance or modify the collective components of the Trust Asset identified as the pool area, for possible replacement in 2022, in accordance with general Trust Property assets replacement guidelines, as recommended by the Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee.

On August 14, 2017, the Finance Committee reviewed existing capital funds and determined sufficient funds are available for this project and motioned to authorize the Recreation Committee, Physical Properties Committee, and the Architectural Design Committee to work collectively, within assigned areas of responsibility, to seek and secure proposals for the drafting of a conceptual design plan to replace/enhance or modify the collective components that replace the Trust Asset identified as the pool area. Proposals for the professional services are not to exceed $25,000.

April 1, 2018, a series of questionnaires regarding preferences will be distributed at the pool area and various clubhouses as well as through LW Live emails.

At the April 2 Physical Property Committee meeting, no action will be taken regarding the pool project.

At the April 4th Recreation Committee meeting, no action will be taken regarding the pool project.

At the April 9th Architectural Design Committee meeting, no action will be taken regarding the pool project.

April 25, 2018, there will be a Town Hall meeting in Clubhouse 4, at 10 a.m., for the purpose of hearing the resident’s thoughts and concerns.

All comments will be taken into consideration. But remember that of the 6,608 members, there will most likely be 6,608 different opinions! All decisions will be the best use for the majority of the members.

We look forward to your comments and concerns as GRF begins this journey in replacing or modifying this 55+ amenity. GRF members will be kept informed every step of the way.

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On March 30th at 1 p.m. in Conference Room A there will be an informal meeting for all members considering running for the GRF BOD. This is the perfect time for all of those pesky questions to be answered by current and knowable Directors. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 6th, at 4:30 p.m., Stock Transfer Office.

So, please give considerable thought to running as a director.

The GRF Monthly Board Meeting will be held at night on Tuesday, April 24th at 6 pm. Please mark your calendars! This will be the last evening meeting of the 2017-2018 term.

And now to the business at hand.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The GRF Board of Directors met for an Executive Session meeting on March 16 and March 23, 2018 to discuss legal and contractual matters.

SERVICE ANNIVERSARIES

Five employees were recognized with a service award.

Gina Rojas Stock Transfer Department 5 years

William Wade Security Department 5 years

Fara Macartney Security Department 5 years

Mark Grigsby Security Department 10 years

Barbara Timberlake Recreation Department 15 years

SHAREHOLDER/MEMBER COMMENTS

In accordance with Policy 5610, Participation by Foundation Members, members may enter into a comment period prior to the beginning of business. NOTE: Foundation members are permitted to make comments before the business of the Board begins. Requests must be registered in advance of the meeting. The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the board. (Civ. Code §4925(b).) Time limits, per speaker, are limited to:

4 minute limit per speaker, when there are no more than 15 speakers

3 minute limit per speaker, 16 – 25 speakers

2 minute limit per speaker, over 26 speakers

Two shareholder/member offered comments.

CONSENT CALENDAR – APPROVAL OF BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

In accordance with Civil Code 4090, the Foundation will make available a summary of the meetings where a quorum of the Board was present. A quorum of the Board was present at the following Committee meetings:

Minutes of the Special Security, Bus & Traffic Committee Board Meeting of February 5, 2018

Minutes of the Physical Properties Committee Board Meeting of February 5, 2018

Minutes of the Recreation Committee Board Meeting of February 7, 2018

Minutes of the Communications Committee Board Meeting of February 8, 2018

Minutes of the Architectural Design & Review Committee Board Meeting of February 12, 2018

Minutes of the Special Recreation Committee Board Meeting of February 12, 2018

Minutes of the Mutual Administration Committee Board Meeting of March 14, 2018

Minutes of the Security, Bus & Traffic Committee Board Meeting of February 14, 2018

Minutes of the Finance Committee Board Meeting of February 20, 2018

APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES

The minutes of the February 27, 2018, meeting were approved, as presented.

REPORTS

The Chair of the Los Alamitos Medical Center Advisory Council presented a report on the Council’s activities.

The Chair of the Management Services Review Ad hoc Committee presented a report on the progress of the Ad hoc Committee.

The Chair of the Strategic Planning Ad hoc Committee presented a report on the progress of the Ad hoc Committee.

NEW BUSINESS

General

Reserve Funding Request – Clubhouse One, Heat Pump, Women’s Billiard Room

The heat pump in the Women’s Billiard Room at Clubhouse One (CH1) has failed and has exceeded its useful life. The Physical Property Department obtained quotes from two contractors for the replacement of this Reserve Component (Asset ID 303). Proposals received were Alpine Heating and Air -$5,600 and Greenwood Heating and Air – $5,400.

Staff recommends to award a contract to Greenwood Heating and Air, at a cost not to exceed $5,400, to replace the heat pump in CH 1, the Women’s Billiard Room, funding from Reserves.

Reserve funding, in the amount of $25,000, has been allocated in the Reserve Study, the general replacement of HVAC systems in 2018; as of this date, no funds have been expended this calendar year.

Mr. Pratt MOVED, seconded by Ms. Fekjar and carried unanimously by the Board members present –

TO award a contract to Greenwood Heating and Air, at a cost not to exceed $5,400, to replace the heat pump in the Clubhouse One (CH1), Women’s Billiard Room, asset ID # 303, funding from Reserves and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Architectural Review and Design Committee

Trust Property Tree Trimming

The Physical Property Department sent out a Request for Proposal (RFP) to six (6) contractors and held a bidders’ conference; four (4) bidders attended. At its March 12, 2018 meeting, the Architectural Design & Review Committee (ADRC) reviewed sealed bids from four contractors (results included in the agenda packet). Based on the costs, the contractors’ past performance, and experience in the community, ADRC unanimously agreed to recommend the Board award a contract to BrightView Landscape Service, for a three-year term, for Trust Property tree trimming (does not include the golf course), in an amount not to exceed $119,522, Operating budget funding.

Ms. Heinrichs MOVED, seconded by Mr. Gould –

TO award a contract to Brightview Landscape Service to trim Trust Property Facilities trees, at a cost not to exceed $119,522, for a period of three years, Operating budget funding, and authorize the President sign the contract.

Six Board members and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

The Board concurred to remove the item from the agenda and refer it to the Architectural Design and Review Committee for re-evaluation.

Communication Committee

Amend Policy 2866-36, Acceptable Bilingual Advertisements

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 8, 2018, the Communications Committee reviewed Policy 2866-36, Acceptable Bilingual Advertisements. The Committee recommends amendment of the policy to update the policy language and provide clarity.

Mr. Gould MOVED, seconded by Mr. Dodero and carried unanimously by the Board members-

TO amend Policy 2866-36, Acceptable Bilingual Advertisements, as presented.

Executive Committee

Amend Policy 5092-30, Board of Directors’ Code of Ethics and Conduct

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 9, 2018, the Executive Committee moved and approved to recommend to the Board the amendment of Policy 5092-30, Board of Directors’ Code of Ethics and Conduct, updating the policy language.

Mrs. Reed MOVED, seconded by Ms. Snowden and carried unanimously by the Board members-

TO amend Policy 5092-30, Board of Directors’ Code of Ethics and Conduct, as presented.

Amend Policy 5092.01-30, Board of Directors’ Censure Procedure

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 9, 2018, the Executive Committee moved and approved to recommend to the Board the amendment of Policy 5092.01-30, Board of Directors’ Censure Procedure, updating the policy language, correcting formatting/numbering, adding Censure Polices to be sent with the notice of the censure meeting and advising that the decision of the Board of Directors is not appealable.

Ms. Hopewell MOVED, seconded by Ms. Snowden –

TO amend Policy 5092.01-30, Board of Directors’ Censure Procedure, as presented.

Mr. Pratt MOVED, seconded by Mr. Stone –

TO amend 1.1.4 to “Fails to act in a civil manner.”

Two Board members spoke on the motion.

The amendment to the motion was carried with one no vote (McGuigan).

Mrs. Damoci MOVED, seconded by Ms. Snowden –

TO amend 2.6.2, adding “once a quorum has been established.”

Two Board members spoke on the motion.

Mrs. Damoci withdrew her motion and Ms. Snowden withdrew her second of the motion.

Mrs. Damoci MOVED, seconded by Mr. Crossley and carried unanimously by the Board members-

TO refer to Policy 5092.01-30, Board of Directors’ Censure Procedure, to the Executive Committee for review.

Amend Policy 5092.02-30, Motion to Censure and Adopt Policy 5092.03-30, Correspondence – Notification of Motion to Censure

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 9, 2018, the Executive Committee moved and approved to recommend to the Board the amendment of Policy 5092.02-30, Motion to Censure, updating the policy language and copying the Presiding Officer on the Motion to Censure form.

Mr. Pratt MOVED, seconded by Ms. Hopewell –

TO amend Policy 5092.02-30, Motion to Censure, as presented.

Four Board members and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

Mr. Pratt MOVED, seconded by Mrs. Damoci and carried unanimously by the Board members –

TO refer Policies 5092.02-30, Motion to Censure and Policy 5092.03-30, Correspondence – Notification of Motion to Censure to the Executive Committee for review.

Approve California Minimum Wage Increase, Wage Range Increase

Mrs. Damoci MOVED, seconded by Mrs. Perrotti –

TO approve a general wage increase for all GRF employees earning $13.99 or less, by a fifty-cent per hour increase, at a projected non-budgeted expense of $36,127, and authorize the Executive Director to take required actions to fulfill the directive of the Board.

Seven Board members and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

Ms. Snowden MOVED, seconded by Mr. Pratt –

TO refer the item to the Executive Committee for review.

Ten Board members and the Executive Director spoke on the motion to refer the item to the Executive Committee for review.

The motion failed to carry with eleven no votes (Fekjar, Damoci, Dodero, Gould, Hopewell, McGuigan, Moore, Perrotti, Reed, Rapp, R. Stone), six yes votes, and one recusal (L. Stone).

Four Board members spoke on the original motion.

The original motion was carried with five no votes (Crossley, Heinrichs, Lukoff, Pratt, Winkler), twelve yes votes, and one recusal (L Stone).

The President called for a ten minute break at 11:30 a.m.

Rescind Policy 5610-30, Participation by Foundation Members

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 9, 2018, the Executive Committee moved to rescind Policy 5610-30, Participation by Foundation Members; it is a procedure covered in the Civil Code.

Mr. Dodero MOVED, seconded by Ms. Hopewell and carried unanimiously by the Board members –

TO rescind Policy 5610-30, Participation by Foundation Members.

Amend Policy 5101-30, Limitation of Terms – Golden Rain Foundation Officers and Committee Chairs

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 9, 2018, the Executive Committee moved to amend Policy 5101-30, Limitation of Terms – Golden Rain Foundation Officers and Committee Chairs, incorporating Policy 5022-30, Limitation of Terms – Officers.

Mrs. Perrotti MOVED, seconded by Ms. Hopewell –

TO amend Policy 5101-30, Limitation of Terms –Golden Rain Foundation Officers and Committee Chairs, as presented.

Two Board members spoke on the motion.

Ms. Snowden MOVED, seconded by Ms. Winkler –

TO amend the policy by adding “or ad hoc” to the first paragraph of the policy.

The motion to amend failed with eleven no votes (Crossley, Damoci, Dodero, Fekjar, Hopewell, McGuigan, Pratt, Rapp, Reed, L. Stone, R. Stone) and seven yes votes.

Mr. Stone MOVED, seconded by Mr. Pratt –

TO amend to “shall not be permitted more than three consecutive terms, unless appointed mid-term.”

Seven Board members spoke on the motion to amend.

The motion to amend failed with fourteen no votes (Crossley, Damoci, Dodero, Fekjar, Gould, Hopewell, Lukoff, McGuigan, Perrotti, Rapp, Reed, Snowden, L. Stone, Winkler) and four yes votes.

The original motion was carried unanimously by the Board members.

Rescind Policy 5022-30, Limitation of Terms – Officers

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 9, 2018, the Executive Committee moved to rescind Policy 5022-30, Limitation of Terms – Officers, which will be incorporated into Policy 5101-30, Limitation of Terms – Golden Rain Foundation.

Mrs. Damoci MOVED, seconded by Ms. Rapp and carried unanimiously by the Board members-

TO rescind Policy 5022-30, Limitation of Terms – Officers.

Finance Committee

Accept February 2018 Finance Statements

At the regularly meeting of the Finance Committee on March 19, 2018, the Committee duly moved to recommend to the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors acceptance of the February 2018 financial statements for audit.

Ms. Snowden MOVED, seconded by Mr. Dodero and carried unanimously by the Board members-

TO accept the February 2018 Financial Statements for audit.

Accept Draft 2017 Audited Statements/Excess Income Distribution

At the regularly scheduled meeting of March 19, 2018, the Finance Committee reviewed the 2017 draft audited financial statements of the Golden Rain Foundation and the excess income reported herein (exhibit A in the agenda packet). The Committee duly moved and approved to recommend the Board accept the 2017 audited financial statements and, pursuant to Policy 5528-31 – Refund of Excess Income, to distribute to the Mutuals on a pro rata basis the amount of $128,128, representing 2017 excess income as reported in the 2017 audited financial statements.

Mr. Lukoff MOVED, seconded by Mrs. Damoci –

TO accept the final draft 2017 Golden Rain Foundation Financial Statements, as of December 31, 2017, for the year then ended, and the proposed Independent Auditors’ Report as submitted by Clifton Larson Allen LLP, hereby accepting the above mentioned Financial Statements and reports therein (Exhibit A in the agenda packet), reflecting excess income of $128,128. Further, to distribute, on a pro rata basis, in its entirety, the excess income of $128,128 to the Mutual Corporations pursuant to Policy 5528-31 – Refund of Excess Income.

Three Board members and the Director of Finance spoke on the motion.

Mr. McGuigan MOVED, seconded by Ms. Hopewell –

TO divide the question.

The motion carried with one no vote.

Mr. Lukoff MOVED, seconded by Mrs. Damoci and carried unanimously by the Board members-

TO accept the final draft 2017 Golden Rain Foundation Financial Statements, as of December 31, 2017, for the year then ended, and the proposed Independent Auditors’ Report as submitted by Clifton Larson Allen LLP, hereby accepting the above mentioned Financial Statements and reports therein (Exhibit A in the agenda packet), reflecting excess income of $128,128.

Mr. Lukoff MOVED seconded by Mrs. Damoci and carried unanimously by the Board members–

TO distribute, on a pro rata basis, in its entirety, the excess income of $128,128 to the Mutual Corporations pursuant to Policy 5528-31 – Refund of Excess Income.

Approve CDAR Purchase

At the regular scheduled meeting of the Finance Committee on March 19, 2018, the members discussed the liquid funds held in various financial institutions and noted the balances in some of the financial institutions exceed the FDIC insurance limits and therefore are not in compliance with Policy 5520-31 – Reserves. When reviewing liquid funds, the Committee took into consideration the additional liquidity gained from investment maturities in October as well.

Based on the amount of liquid reserve funds versus total reserve commitments, the committee passed a motion to recommend to the board to invest $800,000 from the First Foundation Bank Money Market Reserve account and from proceeds of a maturing CDAR (Reserve funds) in a 52-week CDAR at an annual rate of .70% which will be fully insured by the FDIC. Remaining liquid reserve funds will be sufficient to fulfill current and future commitments.

Ms. Winkler MOVED, seconded by Ms. Hopewell –

TO continue the investment ladder by investing $800,000 from the First Foundation Bank Money Market Reserve account and from proceeds of a maturing CDAR (Reserve funds) in a 52-week CDAR @ .70%, which will be fully insured by the FDIC.

Four Board members spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried with four no votes (Crossley, Gould, McGuigan and Pratt) and fourteen yes votes.

Amend Policy 5522-31, Safe Deposit Boxes

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 19, 2018, the Finance Committee moved to amend Policy 5522-31, Safe Deposit Boxes, updating the policy language and specifying that two authorized persons must access the GRF safe deposit box simultaneously.

Ms. Rapp MOVED, seconded by Mrs. Reed –

TO amend Policy 5320-31, Safe Deposit Boxes, as amended.

Three Board members and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

Mrs. Damoci MOVED, seconded by Ms. Fekjar and carried unanimously by the Board members-

TO replace Information Technology Services Analyst with Security Services Director.

The amended motion was carried unanimously by the Board members.

Rescind Policy 5320-31, Budgeting

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 19, 2018, the Finance Committee moved to rescind Policy 5320-31, Budgeting; it is obsolete and does not follow current practice.

Mr. Stone MOVED, seconded by Ms. Rapp and carried unanimously by the Board members-

TO rescind Policy 5320-31, Budgeting.

Mutual Administration

Rescind Policy 1802-33, Qualified Permanent Resident Agreement

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 13, 2018, the Mutual Administration Committee moved to rescind Policy 1802-33, Qualified Permanent Resident Agreement, as it is a form rather than a policy.

Mr. Crossley MOVED, seconded by Mr. Gould and carried unanimously by the Board members-

TO rescind Policy 1802-33, Qualified Permanent Resident Agreement.

escind Policy 1803-33, Co-Occupant Agreement

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 13, 2018, the Mutual Administration Committee moved to rescind Policy 1803-33, Co-Occupant Agreement, as it is a form rather than a policy.

Mr. Moore MOVED, seconded by Mr. McGuigan and carried unanimously by the Board members-

TO rescind Policy1803-33, Co-Occupant Agreement.

Rescind Policy 1804-33, Golden Rain Foundation Request for Additional Occupant Entry

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 13, 2018, the Mutual Administration Committee moved to rescind Policy 1804-33, Golden Rain Foundation Request for Additional Occupant Entry, as it is a form rather than a policy.

Mr. Stone MOVED, seconded by Mr. Gould and carried unanimously by the Board members-

TO rescind Policy 1804-33, Golden Rain Foundation Request for Additional Occupant Entry.

Recreation Committee

Approve Lease, Building Five, Room D, Multi-cultural Resource Center

At the regularly scheduled March 7, 2018, meeting of the Recreation Committee, the Committee approved to recommend to the Finance Committee and Board of Directors the leasing of space within Building 5, Room D, for the sole purpose of a Multicultural Resource Center, under the care and operation of volunteers of the Korean American Association.

At the regularly scheduled March 19, 2018, meeting of the Finance Committee, the Committee reviewed a request from the Recreation Committee to lease a portion of Trust Property identified as Building 5, Room D (248 square feet). The Committee duly moved and approved to recommend to the Board the leasing of Trust Property, per terms and conditions of the attached lease agreement.

Mrs. Perrotti MOVED, seconded by Mr. Dodero-

TO approve a Lease Agreement between Golden Rain Foundation and the Korean American Association, for the use of Trust Property, per terms and condition of the attached lease agreement, for a portion of the Trust Property commonly identified as Building 5, Room D (248 square feet), and authorize the President to sign the agreement.

Three Board members spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried unanimously by the Board members.

Reserve Funding Request – Replacement and Refurbishment of Pianos

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 7, 2018, the Recreation Committee (RC) duly moved and approved to recommend to the GRF Board of Directors upgrade of the community pianos by extending the useful life of six (6) black Yamaha upright piano through general repairs and refinishing and replacement of four (4) old brown pianos which have exceeded their useful life. Costs: Repair and touch up six (6) community pianos from Ansdell Piano – $2,310.00, purchase four (4) refurbished pianos from Kim’s Piano – $17,027.52, total -$19,337.00.

At its regularly scheduled meeting of March 19, 2018, the Finance Committee determined Reserve funding is available.

Mr. Pratt MOVED, seconded by Ms. Snowden and carried unanimously by the Board members–

TO allocate Reserve funding, for Asset 993, in an amount not to exceed $19,500, for the repair and touch up of six community pianos from Ansdell Piano and the purchase of four refurbished pianos from Kim’s Piano as part of the Community Piano Upgrade Program.

Six Board members and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried with one no vote (Mr. McGuigan).

Reserve Funding Request – Amphitheater, Sound System Upgrades

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 7, 2018, the Recreation Committee duly moved and approved to recommend to the GRF Board of Directors replacement of the Amphitheater sound system due to its age, condition and poor quality. Of note: the study did not take into considered the full scope of the sound system (multiple soundboards, mixers, speakers, microphones and all associated and required components comprising the sound system. Quotes were received from TM Consulting ($119,241.80) and GNI Void Production ($110.200.00). At its regularly scheduled meeting of March 19, 2018, the Finance Committee determined the acceleration of Reserve funds is feasible.

Mr. Gould MOVED, seconded by Mr. Moore –

TO approve the replacement of the Amphitheater sound system, comprised of components as identified upon the estimate dated March 5, 2018, TM Consultants, in an amount not to exceed $120,000, Reserve funding, and authorize the President to sign the applicable documents.

Four Board members and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried unanimously by the Board members.

Operating Funding Request – Golf Course Tree Trimming Contract

The Physical Properties office sent out to bid requests for proposals for tree trimming the golf course. Quotes have been solicited from:

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 7, 2018, the Recreation Committee duly moved and approved to the GRF Board of Directors to contract with Anguiano Lawn Care, for three years, in the amount $21,198.00, for the golf course tree trimming.

Ms. Fekjar MOVED, seconded by Mr. Gould and carried unanimously by the Board members –

TO approve Anguiano Lawn Care, for a three year contract, in the amount of $21,198.00, budgeted Operating funds, for the golf course tree trimming, and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Three Board members and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

The Board members concurred to discuss this agenda item at the April Board meeting.

Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

Capital Funding Request – Surveillance system Expansion, Amphitheater

Given growing attendance at concerts and additional functions within the amphitheater complex, expansion of the surveillance system with remote monitoring and recording would greatly enhance the ability to investigate any incident that may occur.

The Security Department prepared a proposed camera placement plan (attached in agenda packet) and presented it to the IT Department for their input, hardware costs, as well as obtaining estimates from the Physical Properties department for installation (GRF Staff) and materials.

At the regularly scheduled March 14, 2018, meeting of the Security Bus and Traffic Committee, the Committee reviewed plans for the expansion of the surveillance system and unanimously moved to forward a request to the Finance Committee for available Capital funding, and, upon securing funding, forward a request to the GRF Board.

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 19, 2018, the Finance Committee determined Capital funding is available for the proposed project.

Mr. McGuigan MOVED, seconded by Mr. Dodero –

TO approve the expansion of the surveillance system, in the amount of $15,402.97, Capital funding, and authorize the Executive Director to initiate the purchases.

Two Board members and the Security Services Director spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried unanimously by the Board members.

SEAL BEACH COUNCIL MEMBER’S REPORT

Seal Beach Council Member Sandra Massa Lavitt provided an update of the City of Seal Beach Council meeting.

CONTROLLER’S REPORT

The Finance Director provided a financial report earlier in the meeting.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

The Executive Director provided a written report for the Board and spoke on the progress of Mission Park and Veteran’s Plaza projects as well as reports of shareholder/member payment concerns.

BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

Seventeen Board members spoke on the proceedings of today’s meeting.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned was at 1:04 p.m.

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Joy Reed, Corporate Secretary

GRF Board of Directors

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CH5 Security Office replaces resident decals

Expiring resident decals are replaced in the satellite Security Office, downstairs in Clubhouse 5, no longer at the Main Gate.

Bring a resident ID card, valid driver’s license, current car registration and insurance card when applying.

Decals are issued 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, unless the weather is damp.

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Leisure World Lost & Found is located in the Security Satellite Office, downstairs in Building 5 behind the LW Health Care Center. Take found items there, and go there to look for lost ones.

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RELIGION

Community church

Community Church will welcome Dae-Sob Yoon to assist Pastor Don Roe with the morning worship on Sunday, April 29.

Pastor Yoon is a relative of Community Church members Chris and Audrey Kim. While vising with the Kims’ from his home church in Ohio, Pastor Yoon offered to provide the Sunday morning sermon.

Pastor Yoon has a Doctorate in Ministry and PhD in political psychology. He is well exeperience and has participated in mission trips around the world.

Pastor Yoon will preach the sermon, titled “The Power of the Gospel and Our Hope” from 1 Corinthians 13.

Lay Liturgist will be Carmen Edwards.

Worship services begin at 9:50 a.m., followed by refreshments and coffee in Edgar Hall.

Pastor Don Roe will offer a “Think thru” today, Thursday, April 26 from 10:30 a.m.-noon in the Fireside Room. The title of the study is “Out of Loneliness, New Life.”

The session will be an extension of the April 10 class, “Understanding Loneliness.”

Pastor Roe elected to offer another session exploring the topic in greater depth. It isn’t necessary to have attended the first session. Everyone is invited to attend the free study.

st. theodore episcopal

St Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church holds its Sunday worship service in the Sanctuary of Redeemer Lutheran Church, located at 13564 St. Andrews Drive.

Sunday, April 29, is the Fifth Sunday of Easter. The service of Holy Communion Rite II will begin at 12:15 p.m., with Rev. Reese Riley as the celebrant.

Coffee hour follows the service. All are welcome.

On Wednesday, May 2, Rev. Lisa Rotchford will celebrate Holy Communion in the Chapel at 11 a.m.  The chapel is located at 1240 Oakmont Road, 52-B.

St .Theodore Episcopal Church can be contacted at 430-8619.

faith christian assembly

Romans 13:7 instructs us to “Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”

This is the month when Faith Christian Assembly celebrates the 26th anniversary of Pastor Gwyn Vaughn and his wife, Ginny.

They have such a genuine love for God and his people. Congregants are grateful for their love and faithfulness to God and for sharing their your lives with them.

Faith Fellowship Time is held at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Garden Room. A midweek Bible study taught by Pastor Sheri Leming is held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Garden Room.

To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call 598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net.

Redeemer Lutheran

Pastor Gil Moore’s Sunday sermon at Redeemer Lutheran Church will preach on the intriguing text of Act 8:26-40, the encounter between Philip and the Eunuch, with a message “How Well Do We Hear?”

The greeter will be Berny Gerard. Altar flowers will be provided by Sandra Langdale in memory of her husband.

The choir will sing “There is a Name I Love to Hear.”

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. with a Mission Moment presentation by Gail Theodoseau, Director of Orange County Care Connections Outreach.

That organization manages the Redeemer Respite Care program. Coffee hour follows the service with the recognition of April birthdays.

The church council meets at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, in the conference room.

A Grief Support Group, led by David Berg, meets in the conference room each Friday at 10:00 a.m. and is open to everyone.

The Wednesday Bible class, led by Pastor Lynda Elmer, meets from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on May 2 in Fellowship Hall.

The group is studying Scripture lessons related to the statements in Luther’s Small Catechism. Everyone is welcome.

The congregation website is available at www.redeemerlutheransealbeach.com.

The Respite Center offers adult day care on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. For further information, to register or volunteer, call 596-1209.

first christian

First Christian Church’s monthly potluck meal for April was an evening to be remembered.

The meal provided by guests and congregants (notably some of the best cooks in Leisure World) ranged from savory main dishes to desserts.

It was followed by “FCC’s Got Talent!” show that highlighted some of the other gifts abundant in the congregation. Laughter, applause and blessings were plentiful.

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Elder Jack Frost will teach Bible study at 9 a.m. Sunday and is currently in the book of Genesis.

At 9:30,the hospitality room opens for fellowship and light refreshments with Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski as co-hostesses.

Pastor Bruce Humes begins the service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture, followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in “He Keeps Me Singing,” “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” and “Under His Wings.” The Communion hymn will be “Jesus Paid It All.”

The choir, under the direction of Anita Ragole, will sing will sing “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.”

Pastor Gene Cherryholmes will present the Communion meditation and service.

For the offertory, Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski will sing, “Never Alone.”

Pastor Gene will sing, “Through It All” followed by Barbara Frost reading Scripture from the Gospel of Matthew 10:16-20.

Pastor Gene’s message will be “Hard Times Ahead” based on Matthew 10:1-20.

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Prayer and verse-by-verse Bible studies during the week are held on Tuesdays with Pastor Humes and on Thursdays with Pastor Cherryholmes, both beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The Calvary Chapel Bible Study Group meets in this chapel on Thursdays at 6 p.m. with Pastor Phil O’Malley.

Hearing enhancements are available at all church functions. Call the church office on Monday or Friday, between 9-11 a.m., for further information.

salvation army

Stephanie Dennis will be guest speaker when the Home League meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 7, in Clubhouse 4. She will provide entertainment with her beautiful soprano voice.

Dennis is secretary to the territorial commander and a minister in the Salvation Army, working in the Long Beach office.

Greeters will be Jill Ayars and Norah Williams.

Hostesses will be Virginia Lincourt and Belinda McLeod.

Holy Family

Holy Family Catholic Church located at 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the fifth Sunday of Easter on April 29.

The First Reading is Acts 9:26-31 Responsorial Psalm: 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32; Second Reading: 1 John 3:18-24; Alleluia: John 15:4A, 5B; Gospel: John 15:1-8.

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The St. Therese Organization of Holy Family will hold a card party at noon on Thursday, May 3, in Clubhouse 2.

Various games will be played during the fund-raiser for the church.

For more information, call Gail Mandell at 799-0117.

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Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 and 10 a.m. and at noon; the Vigil Mass is at 5 p.m., Saturday; daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., Monday-Saturday.

Confessions are on Saturdays and Holy Days from 4-4:45 p.m. and on the first Fridays at 9:15 a.m.

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A Bible study group meets Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Parish rectory.

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The Women and Men of Grace Prayer Group meets Wednesdays from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the Parish rectory.

Say the Rosary and Divine Mercy every Monday and Thursday at 3 p.m.

For more information, including the weekly bulletin, visit www.holyfamilysb.com.

Sa-Rang Church

In the observation of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13, LW Sa-rang Church will honor fathers on the same day and call it Parents Day.

All Leisure World residents with the Korean heritage are invited for worship, lunch and fellowship. Those seniors above 90 years old will be recognized at the worship service.

This year Sa-rang Church is observing the 14th anniversary of its founding. The congregation of about 120 members is served by the team of seven retired pastors of diverse backgrounds, Assembly of God, Methodist and Presbyterian.

Rev. Kyo Min So is team leader of the inter-denominational church. The pastors serve as volunteers. They rotate the duties of preaching, Bible study and presiding.

Assembly of God

Pastor Sam Pawlak will bring the final messages of the series, “Who Is This Man Called Jesus?” on Sunday at Assembly of God Church.

Previous sermons have been on themes such as the teaching, healing, satisfying and risen Christ.

The finale Sunday will be “Jesus the King.”  The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

It will includes worship songs led by Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger, church announcements and receiving tithes and offerings by Diana Mushagian.

At approximately 10 a.m. coffee and treats will be provided by the fellowship team.

Sunday prayer meetings begin at 10 a.m. and at 5:15 p.m. Prayers will be for praise, healing and for the services of the day.

The popular hymn sing begins at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Familiar hymns and gospel songs are selected by those present and led by Associate Pastor Ballinger.

  Special music will be provided by Elaine Price.

During the fellowship time that follows, Pastor Sam’s birthday will be celebrated with cake and ice cream. Snacks will be provided by those who attend.

The fifth chapter of II Corinthians will be studied at the 10 a.m. Bible study on May 2 in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. It will be led by Pastor Sam. Workbooks are $2.

L.W. Baptist

All residents invited to share blessings with the Leisure World Baptist church on Sunday in Club house 4. Sunday School begins at 8:40, conversation and coffee from 9:20-9:40 at which time our service begins.

Thee call to worship will be “Yesterday, Today and Forever.”

The choir presentation will be “We Shall Behold Him.”

Congregational hymns include “O That Will be Glory for Me,” “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder” and “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks.”

Soloist Joan Shramek will sing of the promise “I Won’t Have to Cross Jordan Alone.”

The Offertory will be by pianist Yvonne Leon.

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s morning message from Hebrews 13:5-6 is titled “How Faith Teaches Contentment.”

Following the service, the prayer room is open with church family members.

No Bible study is scheduled this month.

The Energizers meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

For more information call 430-2920.

beit halev

Beit HaLev’s Shabbat services are simulcast on Facebook.com/galityomtov and for those who do not have Facebook, on Livestream.com/galityomtov.

Friday services can be accessed at 6 p.m. and Saturday services at 10:30 a.m.

The Torah reading for the weekend is Aharei Mot and Kedoshim, Leviticus 16:1–17:7.

Beginning prayer book Hebrew classes will start at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2.

A discussion class on Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) will follow the Hebrew class the same day at 3 p.m.

A donation of $5 per lesson is requested but not required. There will be a cost for books, which will be provided by Rabbi GaliLevy-Slater.

The class location will be announced next week.

Contact Rabbi Galit Levy-at 715-0888 or 439-2680 for information on Shabbat Shalom LIVE! and to enroll in classes.

– Ellen Harmon

Congregation Sholom

Led by Rabbi Rachel Axelrad, Congregation Sholom will hold services at 7 p.m. on Friday April 27 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. An Oneg Shabbat will follow services.

On Saturday, April 28, a bagel and cream cheese breakfast is planned at 9 a.m. in the Clubhouse 3 lobby.

It will be followed by Shabbat Services with Rabbi Axelrad from 9:30-noon then a dairy/potluck Kiddush lunch and study from noon-1:15 p.m.

The walking group leaves Clubhouse 3 (in front of the lobby) at 6:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays.

A picnic for Lag B’ Omer is planned on May 6.

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 15. The location for the book “Goblet” will be read.

To provide a ride to services or to get one, call Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.

Buddha Circle

The Buddha Circle will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, in Clubhouse 4.

Another lesson in Buddhism will be discussed by Ven. Joyful Heart from Desert Zen Center.

He presents Buddhism in a simple way, how to suffer less and become happier.

It’s an interactive group, so those who attend are encouraged to ask questions.

He will begin the session in a guided medidation.

Check the website at LWSB.com under Religion, Buddha Circle for more information.

There is no membership, just a gathering of like-minded people. All are welcome so invite friends, family and neighbors.

Non-residents should call Gina Diep at (714) 933-5122 to enter Leisure World at the Main Gate.

Donations are welcome and will support Ven. Joyful Heart in his teachings.

Gamechangers

Gamechangers, an interactive Bible study for men and women,will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, May 4 in Leisure World.

Sessions are held on the first and third Friday of he month.

Course topics include what identifies people as followers of Jesus.

The workbook has independent units, so people can enter the sessions at any time.

For the location and more information,call Joan Eisenhart at 343-8066.

christian women

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 14, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6 for a potluck breakfast.

All residents are welcome to attend.

Members meet on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

For more information, call 431-0597 or 594-8100.

– Helen Spencer

AGLOW INTERNATIONAL

Aglow International will hold a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at Mimi’s Cafe, 6670 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach.

Men and women are welcome.

Reservations should be made by May 7 by calling 631-7291

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SPORTS & GAMES

Cards and Games Scoreboard

Monday Night Bunco Club winners April 23: Most buncos: Tie among Cindy Zurn, Pat Stubbs, Rita Fueyo and Judy Pelegrino. Most babies: Marilyn Moody. Most losses: Tie among Dolores Thurner, Denise Begin and Vivian Fournier. t. Door Prize winner: Gail Levitt. The next meeting is Monday, May 14. The club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. All residents and their guests are welcome. For more information, call Gail Levitt at 596-1346.

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Fun Time Pinochle Club winners April 23: Joan Taylor, 11,040; Bert Sellers, 10,660; Gracie Finnigan, 10,450; Terry Hore, 10,450. The club meets from noon-4 p.m., Mondays, in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at 240-5416.

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Monday Bridge Club winners April 23: Shelia Hanley, Pat Moore, Sue Yokomi. Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. Bridge players are invited and should arrive between 11:45-noon, with or without a partner. For more information, call Mary Nell Clark, 296-8570.

Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners April 21: JuliaTroise, 10,220; Joe Capra, 10,170; Sylvia Clinton, 9,870; Ruth Bonnema, 9,640. Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peggy Kaspar at 799-0433.

–Bert Sellers

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Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club winners April 21: N/S: Verna Burns-Verna Baccus; Mike Ullman-Arne Lier; Sherry Troeger-Bob Mault; Cooie Dampman-Chie Wickham; Stan Johnson-Louise Seifert. E/W: Al Appel-Judy Jones; Oliver Yildiz-Hanefi Erten; George Alemshah-Martin Lipman; Fred Reker-Jeff Strutzel; Paul Chen-Shirley Chang. Winners April 20: N/S: Verna Burns-Howard Smith; George Alemshah-Sylvia Kaprelyan; Sibyl Smith-Fred Reker; Betty Jackson-Diane Sachs; Robert and Pat Adam. E/W: Judy Jones-Al Appel; Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; Joyce Basch-Dorothy Favre; Joyce Henderson-Alan Olschwang; Paul Chen-Cookie Pham; Mary Lund-Sally Fenton. The club meets Fridays and Saturdays at 12:15 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For information on how to play or join, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898 0669. The spring pizza lunch will be held tomorrow, Friday. The club championship is on May 18.

– Fred Reker

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Y-Yahtzee Rollers Club winners April 20: Most Yahtzees: Louise Damron, 6. Highest point total: Norah Williams, 1,466. Door prize winner: Karthe Repasi. The club meets from 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The next games will be played on May 3. To learn the game, or play a refresher game, call Kathy Rose at 596-7237 and she will set up a lesson.

– Kathy Rose

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Friendly Pinochle Club winners April 19: Bev Adams, 11,270; Jean Beasley, 11,160; Nancy Wheeler, 11,030; Irene Perkins, 10,750.The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For  more information, call (310) 968-9509.

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Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners in the club championship game April 19: First in Strats A and B: Bill Brooks-Tom Felice; second in Strats A and B: Lynn Danielson-Larry Topper; third in Strats A and B: Christine Frumen-Norma Krueger; fourth in Strats A and B: Bud Parish-Sue Fardette; fifth in Strat A: Hanefi Erten-Oliver Yildiz; sixth in Strat A, fifth in Strat B: Howard Smith-Joyce Henderson; sixth in Strat B, first in Strat C: Miriam Kelley-Judy Mathis; second in Strat C: Joan Berg-Joyce Roberts; third in Strat C: Winnie Warga-John Hagman; fourth in Strat C: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah.Winners April 16: N/S: First in Strat A: Bill Linskey-Larry Slutsky; second in Strat B: Betty Jackson-Fay Beckerman; tied for third in Strat A and tied for first in Strat B: Midge Dunagan-Lynn Danielson and Ron Yaffee-Richard Norris (first in Strat C); fifth in Strat A, third in Strat B: George Alemshah-Monica Gettis; second in Strat C: Julie Cunningham-Gene Yaffee. E/W: First in Strats A and B: Norma Krueger-Christine Frumen; tied for second place in Strat A: Deane Sachs-Hank Dunbar and Fern Dunbar-Rob Preece; fourth in Strat A: Marilyn McClintock-Jeanette Estill; fifth in Strat A: Joyce Henderson-Thad Mikols; second in Strat B: Chie Wickham-Alan Olschwang; third in Strat B: Verna Becker-Dorothy Favre; first in Strat C: Sylvia Kaprelyan-Russ Gray. Games are played Monday and Thursdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to confirm their reservations and pay fees. To make or cancel a reservation for Mondays, call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698; for Thursdays, call Cookie Pham at 431-6453. With a maximum of 18 tables available, players without reservations should arrive by noon and check in with the director of the day; they will be accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis if there is space. Players needing a partner should arrive by noon and check with the club manager; every effort will be made to find a partner. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report running late, call 481-7368 between noon and 1 p.m.

– Gene Yaffee

tournament Poker

Shannon Geaney won her second event since joining the Tournament Poker Club two months ago.  With a pair of sevens, she beat Roy Mittelsteadt’s ace high to end the game.

Third place was Dennis Kotecki, followed by Dolores Cook, Sal Maciel, Linda Stone and Rick Riley.

First high hand was Haruko Maclean with four threes.  Second high hand was Norm Surkin with aces full of nines.

 Frank DePalma’s beginning poker series has been postponed to 10 a.m. on May 19 and June 2.

Poker player wannabees are welcome, as well as members interested in honingup their skills.

Non-members who attend will receive five free 50-50 tickets for the tournament that day.
Tickets are now on sale for the Hawaiian Gardens/Leisure World Tournament on Saturday, June 9.

The cost is $15 through June 2, and $20 thereafter. Funds collected will contribute to a large final table payout.

Players receive a free buffet breakfast. All club members, any LW resident, friends and family are welcome.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the game starts at 9.

For more information, call Cleo Looney at 342-9400.

Women’s Golf Club

Forty-five members of the Women’s Golf played for low gross, low net and putts last week.

A: Low gross: Linda Herman, 27. Low net: Margie Thompson, 23. Putts/hole: Tie between Myoung Kim and Helen Yoon, 10.

B: Low gross: Tie between Judy Kim and Joann Lim, 35. Low net: Tie among Laura Garcia, Soo Kim and Mary Park, 28. Putts/hole: Soo Kim, 14.

C: Low gross: Sandra de Dubovay, 32. Low net: Tie between Nev Senske and Sally Park, 23. Putts/hole: Liz Meripol,12.

D: Low gross: Louise Seifert, 36. Low net: Ock Im, 24. Putts/hole: Louise Seifert, 11.

Monday Golf

An abundance of golfers showed up for the Monday round last week at the Baker course.

Jerry Hore and Ron Jackson tied for first place in the A flight by shooting 56s.

Tied for third were Paul Cose and Bruce Anderson at 57. Cose was closest to the pin on the 15th hole.

Gary Stivers was fifth at 58. Bill McKusky had the fewest putts for the round and a birdie .

Other birdies were made by Larry Hillhouse, Don McLane and Fujio Norihiro.

Bob Munn had a big day in the second flight, winning with a 57 and having the fewest putts.

Marv Ballard was second at 58 and was closest to the pin on the third hole.

He was followed by Jim Dickerson, 62; Jim Long, 64 and Lowell Goltra, 70.

For more information and schedule, call McKusky at 277-2164.

Bowling Club

Another season has come to an end for the Leisure World Bowling League, still going strong for over 50 years.

Last week, Danny Bigelow won the sweepstakes for the men and Maureen Habel led the ladies.

Except for the average, here are the leading scores with handicap:

Bigelow had high series for men with 747 and Joan Meyer was tops for the women, 694.

James Doris and Eric Dodd tied for high game for the men with 269. Gracie Hastings had high game for the ladies, 282.

League champion Spares are Good had high team series, 1,989 and What Us Worry wound up with high team game, 721.

Ron Marcus led the men in average with 202 and Shirley Dorhrman paced the ladies, 167.

The bowlers are grateful to Phyllis Fairchild, club president, for her accomplishments and agreeing to continue next season. League play resumes Sept. 11.

Cribbage Club

Bill Barnes had the high score of 842 in weekly Cribbage Club play on April 17 at the Clubhouse 1 courts.

He was followed in the scoring column by Jean Wilson, 837; Joe Notrica, 834 and Sandra Holt, 831.

Gene Smith had six games of 121.

Pauline Fitzsimons celebrated her birthday by providing chocolate cake and orange swirl ice cream.

Terry Thrift provided a tray of vegetables and dip. Pauline and Margaret Smith served.

Members meet at noon on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 1. Play usually ends by 3:30.

Partners are not required. Players are requested to arrive by noon to be assured of a table.

To learn to play cribbage, call Patti Smith at 242-4674 and she will arrange for lessons for one hour before the games get under way.

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Wa-Rite Club

Dorene Young of the Wa-Rite Club was top loser of the week after dropping 3-1/2 pounds.

The announcement was made at the club’s April 20 meeting.

She did it the healthy way, cutting back on portion sizes, eating more vegetables and exercising at water aerobics four times a week. She inspires other members.

Karen Punches made a presentation on healthy recipe. She shared some good ideas and brought fresh avocado mango salad that was delicious.

The club’s “Food for Thought” of the week was: When it comes to unhealthy snacks, distance is your friend; keep them out of reach.

Wa-Rite is a support group for women needing to lose 10 pounds or more.

Annual dues are $10. Members meet from 9-10 a.m., Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Weigh-ins begin at 8 a.m.

To join the club or visit a meeting, ask for Diana Goins.

For more information, call Margaret Humes at 296-5834.

Senior Meals

Seal Beach Community Services, in cooperation with Community Senior Serv, offers a weekly hot meals program at the North Seal Beach Community Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr. The center is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. Lunch is served weekdays at 11:15 a.m. Arrive by 11 a.m. to check in at the front desk. Reservations are not needed. Sugar-free desserts offered on request. Suggested donation, $3 for seniors 60 and older; $5 for all others. For more information, call 430-6079.

The Los Alamitos senior lunch and bread program offers the same menu from 11:15-11:30 a.m., Monday-Friday, at the Los Alamitos Youth Center, 10909 Oak St. Suggested donation: $3-$5 for seniors, $5 for people 59 or younger. For reservations, call 430-1073, ext. 526. The month’s menu is posted on bulletin boards in each clubhouse.

Monday, April 30: Beef bolognese on spaghetti, fresh spinach salad with dried cranberry vinaigrette, breadstick, fresh melon.

Tuesday, May 1: Sweet and sour pork, brown fried rice, Oriental blend vegetables, regular and diet oatmeal cookie.

Wednesday, May 2: Holly Farm chicken, carrot and raisin salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, wheat grain bread, fruited gelatin.

Thursday, May 3: Clam chowder soup, Mediterranean tuna, salad on a bed of spinach, tomato and zucchini salad, tropical fruit mix.

Friday, May 4: Beef tamales, Spanish rice, black beans, salsa, regular and diet custard.

Diabetic support group

The Diabetic Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 4 in the Health Care Center (HCC) Conference Room.

All diabetics are invited to attend the group’s monthly meeting that will be facilitated by Marie Puffpaff, nurse practitioner (NP) at the HCC.

The group offers an opportunity for participants to find support with others who understand the daily challenges of living with diabetes.

Join fellow diabetics as they share stories and tips, learn from each other, and explore ways to manage and coping with the common disease.

For more information, call the HCC, 493-9581.

Weekly health, exercise classes

Ageless Grace

The eight-week program is offered on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Class dates in the current program are April 30, May 7, 14 and 21 and 14 and June 4 and 11.

The chair-based exercise program addresses 21 aging factors that strengthen the core to improve flexibility, balance and mobility. The cost is $5 a class.

For more information, call Carol Costello at 596-3927 or visit www.agelessgrace.com

Feeling Good Exercise

Move to the music from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Mondays, with Sarah Grusmark, and Thursdays with Katie Sellards, both in Clubhouse 1.  The fee is $3 a class.  People of all fitness levels are welcome.  For more information, call Cathleen Walters at 598-9149.

Movement for Medical Qigong

Qigong classes are held from 9-10 a.m. on Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, except the fourth Thursday of the month, when the class is held in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, also from 9-10 a.m.

For more information, call Catherine Milliot at 760-4545.

Pilates

Chair classes meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. The cost is $5 a class. Instruction includes seated and standing exercises.

Mat classes meet Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Those who attend should bring a mat. All other equipment will be provided.

For additional information, call Susan Hopewell, 430-6044, or Linda Neer, 430-3214

Stick, Qigong, Tai Chi Club

Stick exercises, qigong and tai chi chih classes are held from 9:15-11 a.m. on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

For more information, call Joann Mullens at 596-3936.

Beginning Yoga

Classes are offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, and at the same time on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Bring mats. The fee is $5 a class.

For more information, call Patti Endly at 430-7291.

Yoga

Classes are offered Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 4 Lobby,

Thursdays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The fee is $5 per session.

For more information, call Connie Adkins at 506-5063.

Monday Intermediate Yoga

Classes are offered each week from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, Section C; fee: $5 per session.

For more information, call Pat Castaneda at 225-0273

Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi

Classes are offered from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Paul Pridanonda teaches students to free the mind and spirit using laughter and slow and steady flow of tai chi movements.

For more information, call 430-7143.

Movement for Medical Qigong

Qigong classes are held from 9-10 a.m. on Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, except the fourth Thursday of the month, when the class is held in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, also from 9-10 a.m.

For more information, call Catherine Milliot at 760-4545.

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ARTS & LEISURE

Book Club to read ‘A Secret Kept’

The LWSB Book Club met April 19 in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. New officers were elected: Thomas Gan, president; Sue McBride, vice president and Gail Morrison, secretary.

Members discussed “The Art of Grace,” by Sarah Kaufman. The author looked at grace in its many manifestations, including physical movement, social behavior, decision making, appearance, spiritual meaning and religious influence. It’s a subject that seems to be in decline in American culture in recent decades.

She also cited examples such as Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Roger Federer and George Washington among others. The 10 club members present found the book a satisfying read.

The next book that will be discussed is “A Secret Kept,” by Tatiana de Rosnay. The club will meet at 1 p.m. on May 17 in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

The novel opens with Antoine Rey waiting nervously in an emergency room following a serious automobile accident. Antoine is desperate to know the status of his sister, Mélanie, who was driving the car. With the nurse unable to relay any pertinent information, Antoine imagines how he would explain to his family that his sister is dead. Finally, Doctor Besson, a warm and sympathetic female surgeon, arrives to let him know that Mélanie has survived. Suddenly, Antoine realizes that Mélanie was about to tell him something important she remembered right before the crash.

By turns thrilling and seductive, “A Secret Kept” is the story of a modern family and the invisible ties that hold it together.

Program features beaded pincushion

The Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America, Inc., will meet for a social hour at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 27, at the Long Beach City College. The general meeting starts at 11, with the program at noon.

Margery Williams will teach Part 2 of her “Cecilia” design beaded pincushion.

The meeting will be held in Room 122, Building, QQ, at the Lifetime Learning Center on Pacific Coast Highway. People can park in Lot 10.

Parking permits are available inside the meeting room, $2 per day or $5 per semester, parking in any space is free with a handicapped placard.

The chapter meets on the fouth Friday of the month except December.

Guests are always welcome.

Dancers & Mixers Club

Everyone is welcome to the Dancers & Mixers dance Tuesday, May 1, in Clubhouse 4 from 7-9 p.m. The theme for the night is Cinco de Mayo. Linda Herman will play the music with a Latin flair. Kellie Sala from Ageless Assurance will provide light snacks.

Partners are not needed as there is a mixer and some line dancing.

April’s dance celebrated Easter and spring. Thanks to Bill and Grace Lesher, greeters; Dave Lufitz, decorating; and Linda Herman for providing live dance music.

For more information, call 431-1257.

GRF Weekly Dance

The Golden Rain Foundation sponsors a weekly dance on Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.

Don Peterson will play 1940s-50s ballroom April 28.

The GRF Recreation Department asks residents and their guests to adhere to the following rules:

• Do not park on the east side of Clubhouse 1. Parking for the clubhouse is across Golden Rain Road at the golf course or on Burning Tree Lane.

• People must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to permit adequate time for the custodian to prepare the space for the next day’s groups.

• No announcements are permitted from the stage, except by the bands.

• Clubhouse lighting and audio visual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodian, according to the instructions they have been given.

• People should sign in, either as residents or guests. That is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of the bands.

OLLI to celebrate 10 years

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI senior university) is celebrating 10 years of bringing college-level classes to Leisure World. Everyone is invited to the event from 1-5 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, on Saturday, May 19.

There will be refreshments and a chance for people to learn about the programs and classes offered in Leisure World. People can also suggest ideas for future classes.

Leisure World students and teachers will be featured.

Carmen Edwards leads Community Sing

The Leisure World Community Sing will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, in Clubhouse 1. People who want to be part of the 3-minute Opening Acts should come at 6 to sign in with the leader/emcee Carmen Edwards. Bring sheet music for the pianist.

Carmen will lead the audience sing-along until 7:15 p.m. when she will introduce her half-time guests, Susan Kelleghan and Bev Adams.

On April 17, Opening Acts began with Alexander Schwin singing “This Land is My Land” accompanying himself on the banjo.

Then Ethel Carter sang “Who Will Buy?,” followed by Don Horning, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (accompanying himself on his ukelele); Byong Choi, “E LuceV an Le Stella”; Martin Rosendaal, “You Are My Sunshine”; Bob Barnum, “I Still Miss Someone”; and Vito Villamor, “Welcome To My World.” Betty Ballen accompanied Vito on the piano.

Pat Kogoka accompanied two of the soloists.

Anita Ragole was the leader of the evening. She led group singing and then introduced her halftime guest, Pat Kogok, who sang “Top of the World,” “I’ve Got the Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night,” Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” and “Satisfied.”

Bicycle Group plans Saturday ride

The Leisure World Bicycle Group meets on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays at the North Gate Entrance at 8:30 a.m.

The DWP has provided an easy-access bike trail just outside North Gate to the San Gabriel River Trail. The group rides to the Seal Beach Pier where people can opt for coffee and/or breakfast available at nearby restaurants before returning to Leisure World.

The ride is flat and about 10 miles round trip at beginner-plus speeds. No one gets left behind.

For further information, contact Mary Romero at 810-4266 or marymromero11@gmail.com.

The club also hosts longer Saturday bike rides that require a bike carrier to transport bicycles to beginning destinations. The April-May schedule is as follows:

April 28: Santa Ana River Trail east from Riverdale Avenue, 20 miles

May 12: Huntington Beach State Park, south to the Wedge, Newport Beach, and back, 15 miles

May 26: Santa Fe Dam to San Gabriel River and back, 17 miles.

For information on Saturday bicycle rides, contact Dorothy Ferrington at 357-4320 or djf44dot@sbcglobal.net.

Community Karaoke

Hot dogs and trimmings were served to a crowd at last week’s Community Karaoke party. Bev Adams organized this occasion with her helpers Susan Kelleghan, Ruby Johnson, Barbie May, Tony Tupas and Allana Eaby.

“Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime,” sung by David Noble, was an appropriate song for the night. Mila Cruz woke everyone up with “Knock Three Times.” Wayne Urban did a fast-paced “Girl on the Billboard,” and the audience applauded 35 karaoke singers who eagerly took the microphone to perform.

A good way to perfect favorite songs is to use the practice sessions held each Tuesday in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. People can fine tune the key to sing and select a good recording.

Karaoke parties are on Wednesdays starting at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. Everyone is welcome.

LW Dance Clubs and Classes

The following is a partial list of dance classes and clubs available in Leisure World:

•A Time to Dance Club by Joseph: Ballroom dance group lessons are held the second and fourth Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Waltz is taught from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; tango, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; $5 per session. Singles and couple are welcome. For information, call (559) 403-8974.

•Ballet: A one-hour class is held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 6, second floor. No experience is necessary. Men and women, including beginners, are welcome. Classes, $3, are taught by Mel Lockett. For more information, call Lynn R. Heath at 296-5588.

•Dance Club: Ballroom and Social dance classes are held Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Beginning/intermediate salsa is taught from 7:15-8:15 p.m., followed by intermediate East Coast Swing, from 8:15-9:15 p.m. The cost is $6 per class or $10 for both classes. Singles and couples are welcome. Dancers rotate. For information, call instructor Jeremy Pierson at 999-1269. He has 20-plus years of professional dance experience.

The club sponsors tap dance classes on Thursdays at the Amphitheater stage. Beginner tap is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and advanced, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Joyce Basch, tap dancing since she was 9 years old, will teach rhythm tap and “the old soft shoe” dance steps. All levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. The cost is $5 per class. For more information, contact Joyce, 598-1988 or joycebasch@verizon.net. Write “tap” in the subject line.

•Dancing Feet Club: Ballroom and line dancing are held in Clubhouse 2 on the fourth Sunday of the month from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6. Admission is free. Guests may bring drinks and snacks. The club holds free line dance lessons and practices in Clubhouse 6 Thursdays from 7-9 p.m., and on the first, third and fifth Sundays from 4:30-6 p.m. For more information, call Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223.

•Dancing for Fun: Tuesday, 4-8 p.m., Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (first Tuesday is in Clubhouse 4), 4 and 5 p.m.; $6 per class; two classes, $5 each; extra help is available at 6 and 7 p.m., 446-0302.

•Flowering Step Line Dance: Free classes are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays and the third Tuesday of the month in Clubhouse 2. Young-Ah Ko is the instructor. For more information, call (310) 658-0379 or 296-8068.

•Fun Exercise Line Dance Club: Intermediate line dance meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C; membership, $10 a year. For information, call Suzanne Ahn, 810-1614.

•Grapevine Line Dance: Free line dance classes for all levels on Thursdays from 3-5 p.m., Clubhouse 6, Room C; more advanced dancers attend the Friday class (taught at a faster pace) from 1-3 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Newcomers need general knowledge of line dance and basic dance steps. For more information, inquire in classes.

•Hui O Hula: Beginners meet on Mondays from 10-11:15 a.m., upstairs in Clubhouse 6, followed by an intermediate and advanced class. The Tuesday class starts at 1:15 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. All levels are welcome. For more information, call 252-9676 or email jojo@huiohula.com.

•International Folk Dance Club: Learn easy line and circle dances from around the world at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Beginners are welcome.

•Joyful Line Dance Club: Get exercise and learn line dances from 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.  Beginners dance form 2:30-3 p.m., and intermediates, from 3-4:30 p.m. Members dance to popular favorites at the beginning and learn newer dances for the last hour. Takako Mitchell in the instructor. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Leisure Time Dancers: Rumba and gaucho tango with Argentine styling will be taught on Mondays in Clubhouse 6. Fox trot starts at 2 p.m.; salsa/mambo, at 3 p.m. Singles and couples are welcome. Dancers rotate. Cost is $6 for one hour; $10 for two hours. For more information, call instructor Richard Sharrard at 434-6334.

•Leisure World Cloggers: Advanced and intermediate students meet at 8:30 a.m. and beginners at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays on the Amphitheater stage. For more information, call 598-9974.

•Leisure Whirlers Square and Round Dance Club: The club hosts themed dances with a potluck on the first Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $6 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at 237-2682.

•Saturday Morning Dance Club: American tango is taught from 9-10 a.m.; eastern swing, from 10-11 a.m., on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1; Candi Davis; instructor. Dancers rotate. Sessions are $5.

•Suede Sole Dancers: The group meets at 6 p.m. on Sundays for a class upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Pat Erickson is the instructor. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Velvetones Jazz Club Dance: The big band plays dance music at 6 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month in Clubhouse 4.

•Zumba Club: Stef Sullivan teaches the class with dance steps inspired by salsa, merengue, cha-cha, raggaeton, Cumbia, Bollywood, jazz, hip-hop and disco. Classes, $3, are held at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. on Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Classes are held in Clubhouse 6, except the Thursday class, which meets in Clubhouse 3.

Good News Singers to perform

The Good News Singers will perform in concert on Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The “Jesus is the Answer” concert will feature inspirational songs about Jesus and the life that he brings to believers. Among the selections are “I’ve Got a New Life,” “Bless That Wonderful Name of Jesus” and “I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me.”

A song titled “Jesus and Me,” written by Music Director Rhonda Sandberg and inspired by the lyrics of her friend Gordon Wills, will be included along with a medley of favorite Jesus-inspired songs arranged by Good News Singers’ member Jerry Tester.

Nancy Maggio, director of the wonderful Spiritones, will sing “Majesty” as a solo, and the Spiritones will present “Ride the Chariot.” Anita Ragole will sing “I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked,” followed by Pat Kogok, “End of the Beginning”; Lorna Miller Kaplan, “Via Dolorosa”; a duet by Janet Ray and Dorothy Kane, “No, Not One” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” arranged by Dorothy Kane; and Carmen Edwards, “Put Your Hand in the Hand of the Man.”

As always, the Good News Singers will serve a full free buffet dinner to all in attendance immediately after the concert. People are advised to arrive early for good seats. There will be tables as well as concert seating to accommodate preferences. Free gift bags will be given along with the free food and an hour of wonderful music.

Glass fusion and Slumping Class

The Lapidary and Jewelry Club is offering the class “Introduction to Glass Fusion and Slumping” from 9:30 a.m.-noon on May 14 in the Lapidary Room of Clubhouse 4.

This class will cover the basics of glass fusion and demonstrate slumping, a technique in which glass is shaped into molds at high temperatures.

Students with prior experience can expand their skills in glass cutting and shaping to create more intricate designs.

Materials provided include the glass to make two three-inch squares or four-inch squares for coasters. A materials fee of $10 is payable at the class. Fused pieces can be picked up the day after class; slumped pieces take and additional day.

Sign-up in the Lapidary Room; limit of six students per class.

Quilting Bees to host luncheon

The Leisure Quilting Bees annual spring luncheon fund raiser will be held on May 16 in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; lunch is served at noon.

For tickets, $20, contact Lisa Quient at (949) 584-2884. In addition to lunch, the ticket price includes six raffle tickets. Raffle tickets will also be sold at the luncheon for $1 each or $5 for six.

Discount LBSO POPS tickets offered

Jeannie Berro of Mutual 2 is accepting a limited number of people into her long-standing Discount Season Ticket Group for the 2018-2019 POPS concert series of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts are on Saturdays at 8 p.m. at the Long Beach Arena. Seats are in Center Loge,  Section 111. Carpools will be arranged.

The dates are Oct. 6, Dancing in the Streets: A Symphonic Tribute to Motown; Dec. 22, Holiday Pops!  with the Long Beach Camerata Singers; Feb. 16, 2019, Tango Caliente! Fiery Tango classics with award-winning Argentinian dancers; March 23, Faith:  A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of George Michael, biggest hits from his solo career as well as with his group Wham!; and May 4, Cirque Musica Presents: “Heroes and Villains,” featuring a classical repertoire, popular sci-fi pieces from movies, comics and TV and spell-binding Cirque acrobatic performances.

See longbeachsymphony.org for subscriber-only benefits, including free lost ticket replacement and flexible ticket exchanges, and a dining discount card.

The price is $78 for five tickets. If Berro can’t get enough people to maintain the group discount,  she  will consider splitting a season ticket between two people. Purchase soon for best seats still available in second and third rows. Call her between 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at 598-6294.

Opera Club to show ‘Fidelio’ in 2 parts

Everyone is invited to come and watch Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” Part 1, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, on Tuesday, May 1, at 1:30 p.m.

This is the only opera written by Ludwig van Beethoven and contains some of the heady music heard in his symphonic works. Opera Club member Frieda Davis will introduce the work.

It is set in a dungeon outside Seville, where Florestan, a Spanish nobleman, has been imprisoned by Pizarro for speaking the truth.  His wife, Leonore, has disguised herself as a young man, Fidelio, to obtain a job as assistant to the prison guard so she can minister to her imprisoned husband.

The production was taped at the Metropolitan Opera and features top-of-the-line singers Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner, Rene Pape and a fledgling Matthew Polenzani, who has since risen to operatic stardom. It is regarded as one of James Levine’s (conductor) highest achievements.

The opera is sung in German with English subtitles. Room 1 will be open at 1 p.m. (but not before). No dues or fees are collected.  For further information, contact Beverly Emus, LW Opera Club president, at 296-5586 or bemus@socal.rr.com.

Showcase is this weekend

Shoreline Stitchers’ Showcase, a judged needlework show and boutique, will be held at the South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula.

The show is Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Sunday, April 29, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

On exhibit will be needlework, embroidery, bead work, samplers, surface work, petit point and silk and metal pieces.

The boutique will feature a variety of treasures for the beginning and experienced stitcher. Visit www.needleartistsbythesea.org for more information.

Radio Club speaker discusses soldering

The Leisure World Amateur Radio Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. There will be a special presentation by member Joe Ptacnik, N6JAJ, on how to solder, desolder and advanced solderning.

He will cover equipment requirements needed before starting a project and how to remove old soldering among other topics. All are invited to attend.

Joe is a valued member of the radio club and a highly skilled technician.

He spent his career supervising the building of circuit boards in the military and private sector.

While in the military he built circuit boards for aircraft guidance systems, and in his civilian career, he worked on medical equipment and devices.

Depending on interest the club will follow up with a soldering workshop, which will provide actual hands-on experience.

Creative Writers group to meet April 27

The Leisure World Creative Writers Club fiction/nonfiction group will meet Friday, April 27, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Writers are welcome. Bring prose to share with the group.

LW artists are top contenders in exhibition

Seven Leisure World Art League members were among the top monetary award winners at the April 22 Cypress Art League Exhibition. Turnout for the show was exceptionally high, with over 220 entries by local artists. Ribbon winners will be on display at the Cypress Art League gallery in the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Ave., through May 13. The following ribbon winners were photographed with Pat Edep, president of the Cypress Art League: Steve Moore, special award; Susie Ralston, first place, Division III, Oil and Acrylic, and second place, Division III, Watercolor; Elizabeth Kennedy, second place, Division III; Other Media; Alice Sioson, third place, Division III, Watercolor; Ren Schoedl, special award and honorable mention, Division I, Watercolor; and Annavette Montgomery, first place, Division III, Other Media. Joan Boryta won the OC Breeze Theme Award.

SBTV Channel 3

SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Thursday, April 26

4 pm Inside Leisure World

4:30 pm Karaoke Irish Evening

5:30 pm LW Club Info

6 pm St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Virginia Haley Celebrates 100

Friday, April 27

4 pm Mardi Gras 1 and 2

5:35 pm Korean American Guitar Club

6 pm Calvary Chapel

6:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

7:30 pm On Q—#8bitJazzHeroes

8:30 pm Vintage Vehicles

9 pm Studio Cafe

Saturday, April 28

4 pm Mardi Gras 1 and 2

5:35 pm St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

6:30 pm Calypso Music Latina

American Club

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm LAUSD

11:30 pmBig Bad Voodoo Daddy

Sunday, April 29

4 pm Seal Beach City Council Mtg

Replay 4-23

5:30 pm Vintage Vehicles

6 pm Inside Leisure World

6:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

7 pm Sea Inside

7:30 pm Studio Cafe

8:30 pm Americana Awards 2018

10 pm Miss Seal Beach Highlights

11 pm Vintage Vehicles

Monday, April 30

4 pm St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

5 pm Harmonizing Humanity

5:30 pm LW Club Info

6 pm Studio Cafe

7 pm Shakespeare in the Park

9 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach

Virginia Haley Celebrates 100

Tuesday, May 1

4 pm St. Patrick’s Day Dinner-GRF

5 pm Karaoke Irish Evening

6 pm Calvary Chapel

6:30 pm Korean American Guitar Club

8:30 pm Studio Cafe

9:30 pm Miss Seal Beach Highlights

Wednesday, May 2

4 pm Harmonizing Humanity

4:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

5 pm Mardi Gras

6:34 pm Calypso Music Latin

American Club/Health Promo

7 pm Inside Leisure World-

Mary Apte

7:30 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach

SBPD

Old West expert featured at Authorspeak

Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig MacDonald will speak on “Old West Wow!” as the featured writer in AuthorSpeak!, the Leisure World Library’s salute to storytelling.

The event will be held from 11 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, May 9, on the library patio. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

The book is a compilation of the strangest true stories MacDonald has come across in more than 50 years as a historian.

Learn about Jesse James working undercover in California; Wyatt Earp taking time off gold-mining to fearlessly make his last dollar in the Golden State; “Charley,” the first woman to vote in a National Election 52 years before Woman’s Suffrage; how Native Americans were successful miners; the most amazing, unknown shoot-out in the West; how fake news actually helped build towns in the 19th century and more.

The award-winning historian, professional speaker and author of 24 books will mesmerize with memorable stories of times gone by. All are invited for an entertaining afternoon.

Photo Arts Club

Roger Bennett won first place for “Seagulls” in the Photographic Arts Club competition April 12. Ben Benjamins won second place for “Love Endures,” and Marsha Sample, won third place for “Fishing at Rush Creek.” The Photo Arts Club meets on the second Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. All are welcome.

LBSO Bus Transportation

Long Beach Symphony provides a bus from Leisure World to Long Beach Symphony Classics concerts. For the concert schedule, visit www.longbeachsymphony.org. For more information on bus transportation, call bus hostess Dolores Volpe, 799-9310, or Jan Berliner, 386-6006.

Evita opens Friday

“Evita, the Musical” will be presented by the Golden West College Theater Arts Department at the Golden West College Theater, 15751 Gothard St., Huntington Beach on April 27, April 28, May 3, May 4, May 5 at 7:30 p.m., and April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for seniors, veterans and students; (714) 895-8150.

Theater Club C/W extravaganza is May 4

The “gang” is still hanging around at the saloon where “Ma” will go to marry off her two daughters during the Theater Club’s Country Western Night fund raiser to be held Friday, May 4, in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

There will be great food and entertainment, including live music by Terry Otte and Abilene.

Tickets are $15 and include a picnic-style supper with all the fixings. Chili dogs, hot dogs with a variety of toppings, potato salad, coleslaw, vegetable tray, chips and dessert are on the menu; BYOB, and lemonade and iced tea will be available.

Supper is at 6, followed by a show from 7-8, and then dancing to Terry Otte and Abilene.

No tickets will be sold at the door. Purchase tickets from 10 a.m.-noon on Monday and Wednesday at the Little Theater up the ramp at the top of the Amphitheater stairs. People who cannot climb the ramp should call Taylor White at 596-6358, and she will help with arrangements for ticket pick-up. This show is usually sold out with a waiting list so people are advised to buy tickets early.

Theater Club meeting is April 27

The Theater Club will hold a general meeting at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 27, in the Theater Club loft (follow the signs for Little Theater). Last month the club welcomed two new members and would love to welcome more.

On the agenda is a review of the progress of the club’s country-western dinner, dance and show set for May.

As soon as the C/W fund raiser is over, the club will begin planning for its Labor Day show.

There is a scooter available for people who have trouble walking up the ramp.

Astronomy Club is May 2

The Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. on May 2 in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. Part 1 of a video explaining the major astronomical events of history will be shown. The video will take several meetings to complete. A short discussion will follow.

If the sky is clear, members will look at the stars through a 10-inch Dobsonian telescope. This scope is quite large and provides a great image.

Spring is a great time of the year for astronomy. The nights are mild and clear. Bring a light jacket. It can be chilly.

Snacks and hot coffee will be available. Come and meet interesting people who are willing to share what they know with others.

Copper enameling class is May 4

The Lapidary Club will sponsor a copper enameling and etching class from 9 a.m.-noon on Friday, May 4, in the Lapidary Room of Clubhouse 4. Sign up at the Lapidary Room.

The class will cover drawing a picture on copper, then heating it and soldering it to make a piece of jewelry.

Beginners and advanced students are welcome. Class is limited to 10 people so each student can have more time with the instructor. The cost of the class is $10 for supplies and instructions.

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COMMUNITY

Mariachi music, margaritas flow at May 5 celebration

The annual Cinco de Mayo event arrives in Leisure World on Saturday, May 5, with more reasons to come out and enjoy the Koffel’s Mexican food truck, with its famous virgin margaritas and a variety of Mexican and American food.

The fun starts at 5 p.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot, as well as inside.

Continuous Minibus service will be available to and from the event from the Clubhouse 4 parking lot beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Entertainment at the 2018 festival will be provided by El Mariachi Espectacular, one of the most popular singing groups of the genre in Southern California. The group has performed at Disney California Adventure among other well-known venues.

Save the date and invite friends and family.

The first floor of the clubhouse will be closed to normal activities, including table tennis.

The second floor will remain open as normal.

MINIBUS

Orientation sessions set May 3

The Golden Rain Transportation Department will conduct informational meetings on using the Minibus service from 10-11:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.

The sessions are for shareholders who want to learn about Minibus system routes and timetables and other transportation options available in Leisure World.

“Learn the Route,” previewing the “A” route, will follow the 10 a.m session. The ride-along is limited to the first 17 participants and takes one hour.

Bus service orientations are held on the first Thursday of every month.

For more information, call Fleet Manager Grant Winford at 431-6586, ext. 372.

LW Angels Day

Trip to ballgame is sold out

Leisure World Day at Angel Stadium, hosted by the GRF Recreation Department, on May 16 is sold out.

The Recreation Department is planning another opportunity to see the Angels’ new phenomenon Shohei Ohtani and all-star Mike Trout later in the season.

MINIBUS

Shuttles available to SB Car Show

The Golden Rain Transportation Department will provide a free shuttle to the 31st annual Seal Beach Car Show on Main Street, Saturday, April 28. The shuttle will run in a continuous loop at approximately the top and bottom of the hour.

The first bus will leave the Amphitheater Hub at 9 a.m. The last shuttle from the event will leave Main Street and Electric Avenue at 3:30 p.m. Leisure World ID cards are required for return trips.

The free car show runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Between 560 and 600 vintage, hot rod, antique, custom and special interest cars will be showcased.

The Seal Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show runs concurrently with the car show, featuring bikes from 1979 and older.

Main Street will be closed to traffic, but the shops and restaurants will be open for business.

Main Street between Pacific Coast Highway and Ocean Avenue; Ocean Avenue between 10th and Eighth streets; Central Avenue between 10th and Eighth streets; and Electric Avenue between 10th and Eighth streets; will be closed from 5 a.m. to about 4 p.m. on April 28.

GRF

Used vehicle sale is April 28

On the fourth Saturday of the month, shareholders/members have the opportunity to sell used motorized vehicles in the Administration Parking Lot between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The next sale is Saturday, April 28.

Vehicles must have current DMV registrations and GRF decals as well as be insured. In addition to cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes, trikes, and scooters may be sold. The owner or representative does not need to be present, but is allowed to display a single “for sale” sign no larger than 18 inches by 24 inches on the vehicle, to include a phone number.

The sale is open to Leisure World residents only and the guests they call in. The public is not able to sell at the events.

For more information, contact Recreation at 431-6586, ext. 350 or 398.

Organization, de-cluttering are Sunshine Club topics tomorrow

Alice West will give a presentation on de-cluttering, organizing and moving at the Sunshine Club meeting tomorrow, April 27, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

West will give a free interactive workshop revealing tips and techniques on how to organize and de-clutter homes or offices.

“Tackle clutter and change the way you think to prevent future accumulation,” is her mantra.

She will cover, offices, kitchens, bedrooms, storage rooms and other areas that tend to collect clutter.

Arrive a few minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins at 10 a.m. The club appreciates shareholders bringing their own coffee mugs to participate in the “Save the Earth” program that started about five years ago.

The Sunshine Club is designed to help all people to get along in the community and for neighbors to have better communications and to get the best out of living in Leisure World by learning how to use available information.

The club has frequent guest speakers to familiarize shareholders with the community and others from outside Leisure World who speak on various topics that enhance living in LW.

The club meets from 10 a.m.-noon on Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (Room 4 on the first Friday).

There are no membership dues, and everyone in LW is welcome. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

Community

Bingo played on Sundays, CH 2

Bingo games are played Sundays at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 1. All LWers are welcome.

The American Legion will host games on April 29.

Complimentary refreshments are served.

The New York Club hosts the first Sunday of the month; Gadabouts, second Sunday; St. Therese Guild of Holy Family Parish, third Sunday; and the American Legion the fourth and fifth Sundays.

Partyline Plus

Gin rummy partners wanted for some fun in Mutual 14.  Call 296-5922 before 8:30 p.m. to start a group.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB

Computer viruses, security are topics

The Friendship Club offers computer classes taught by Jeff Sacks, Keith Bague and Max Smith.

• Monday, April 30, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

9 a.m. – Intro to Computers, Tablets and Smartphones (Sacks)

10 a.m. – Computer Questions and Answers (Sacks)

11 a.m  – Viruses and Internet Security (Bague)

Noon  – Facebook (Bague)

Sacks is considering starting a class on “How to Repair Your Computer.” It will include step-by-step demonstrations with each class building on the last. Those interested or would who would like to join email list contact Sacks, 431-8050.

Classes are free, but donations to pay for a wireless hotspot and printing materials are welcome.

For computer information, call Bague, (714) 267-7871 or Sacks. For eBay information, contact Smith at max2ebay@aol.com.

GAF is looking for board members

Would you like to give your time and talents to a progressive organization whose goal is to improve life in our community?

The Golden Age Foundation is seeking men and women with leadership and organizational skills who enjoy working with others in a fun and collaborative atmosphere.

Our programs include:

• The Hospitality Center in Clubhouse 6

• Loan of Mobility Aids

• Income Tax Preparation

• Battery Recycling

• Document Shredding

Time commitments involve:

• Attending a monthly Board meeting

• Depending on the Board role, volunteering a few hours a week to several hours a month.

Interested? Call 431-9589 or 301-5339 and leave your name, and phone number, or email to annaderbylw@gmail.com.

Italian-American

Club celebrates 43rd anniversary on May 2

The 43rd anniversary of the Leisure World Italian-American Club will be celebrated at the regular meeting on May 2 at noon in Clubhouse 4.

The traditional menu includes two large slices of pizza, antipasto salad, beverages and Italian cookies for dessert.

After lunch, there will be a double session of bingo since bingo was not played at the last meeting.

Members who have not purchases their tickets need to call Frank or Martha Destra at 225-0037 to arrange for a ticket before the April 29 deadline.  Members may bring guests if they purchase tickets for them.

Italian ancestry is not required for membership in the Leisure World Italian-American Club.  Membership is open to all Leisure World residents who enjoy participating in Italian traditions having fun, sharing good food, socializing and entertainment. Contact Martha Destra, membership chair, to become a member.

—Martha Destra

GAF

Hospitality chair is needed to oversee operation

Monday-Friday each week the Golden Age Foundation sponsors the Hospitality Center in Clubhouse 6 from 9-11 a.m. Coffee, tea and cookies are served to residents who drop by on their morning walk or bike ride or who just stop by to socialize.

New residents are especially urged to come and make friends. Guests are welcomed by the GAF hosts and hostesses who staff the project.

GAF is looking for a program chair to oversee the operation to make sure it runs smooth each day.

Linda Johnson has served as chair of Hospitality for a few years and will be stepping down to take another position on the GAF board.

Each day has its own team and captain. Regular volunteers and substitutes help serve the guests. The team leader and his/her volunteers take on most of the responsibility of the daily operation.

Any male or female who would like to meet new people and has a friendly attitude should call Linda Johnson at 493-9898 and leave a message to apply for the position.

Paws, Claws and Beaks Club

First dog walk is success, another set

The sun was out and there was a mild breeze at 11 a.m., “purrfect” weather for the first Paw, Claws and Beaks dog walk.

Between 35-40 Leisure World residents and their doggies took a walk up and down St. Andrews, socializing the whole way.

Everyone met at the Amphitheater bus shelter and took the stroll, via the sidewalks, with the dogs on their proper leashes.

The little pets had so much fun, club members decided to continue the walk on the third Monday of each month.

The next walk will be May 21. Come with your doggie and join the fun.

Each month, the club will try to have a distinguished guest joining the walk.

Paws to Share founder Jaimie Golgarth joined the first walk.

The Paws, Claws and Beaks, a pet lovers club, will bring water bowls and water for the pets and water for the “human” walkers.

The club thanks the GRF Recreation Department and Security for making this a safe event.

COMPUTER FRIENDS

Class on iPad for beginners set

The Computer Friends Club will provide a presentation on iPad for beginners, on Thursday, May 17, from 4:30-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Areas to be covered are WiFi connecting, browsing the Internet, taking photos, using multi-finger gestures and how to do a hard reset in the event of an iPad emergency.

The Computer Friends Club meets on the third Thursday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 4:30-6 p.m.

Classes, presentations and membership are free. All are welcome.

For information, call Keith Bague, (714) 267-7871.

KACMA

Bach’s violin concerto will be featured

The Korean American Music Appreciation class will meet at 9:30 a.m., today, April 26, in Clubhouse 4.

Ken Chong will illustrate classical music using Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto No. 1, 1st movement, and Johann Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins.

Robert Chung will conduct members’ favorites and oldies following the presentation.

The KACMA class is conducted in Korean. All are invited. The KACMA promotes fellowship through interpretation, appreciation of classical music, including symphony, operas and by attending concerts.

For more information, contact President Kathie Park, 598-6292; program chair Robert Chung, 387-7377; or publicity chair Yoon Soo Park, 431-3036.

Life of Yiddish poet will be shared May 3

The Yiddish Club of Leisure World will meet on May 3 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The topic will be the life and creations of Yiddish poet David Hofstein.

After new vocabulary and proverbs in Yiddish are introduced, President Yakob Basner will discuss the topic and recite a story and poem by Hofstein.Harriet Bennish will sing Yiddish songs.

Refreshments will be served after the program.

Mutual 7

Annual spring cleaning sale slated May 10

Mutual 7 will hold its annual Spring Cleaning Swap Meet on Thursday, May 10.

It will be held in the grassy area, referred to as Central Park, off Northwood Road between buildings 164 and 165 (between St.  Andrews Drive and Southport Lane).

All Leisure World residents are invited to browse for treasures and bargains. The public is invited to attend.  It is a popular event.

For further information, call Chairperson Sandra deDubovay at 598-6561.

LBCC offers series on aging issues

LBCC Lifetime Learning Center Senior Studies program is offering five more free presentations in the series of “Aging Issues.” The presentations are on Mondays from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

On Monday, May 14, Ed Ramos will present “Making the Most of Your Doctor Visits.”

On Monday, May 21, Home Safety and Fall Prevention will be offered by the Long Beach Fire Ambassadors.

The June 4 presentation will be given by Lisa Hoffmaster from Food Finders. The title is “Rescuing Food, Reducing Hunger and Volunteering.”

On June 11, Ron Stock will present “Chronic Diseases” and on June 18 there will be an Alzheimer’s disease update given by Charles Wilcox.

All presentations in held in the Lifetime Learning Center, Room QQ 122 at the LBCC Pacific Coast Campus off of Walnut Avenue.

To attend, RSVP to Theresa Brunella at 938-3047.

The Lifetime Learning Program is a non-profit organization and operates under the LBCC Foundation.

For more information, call 938-3047 or email tbrunella@lbcc.edu.

Wellness Club addresses insurance and laughter at its May meetings

The LWSB Wellness Club will meet Tuesday, May 1 and 15, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.

Insurance questions and ideas will be addressed at the May 1 meeting.

The journey to get into LW is interesting and fraught with issues. Insurance is one of them.

An expert from Ibarra Medicare Options will clear up some of the problems and potentially provide solutions. The meeting is not a sales pitch; it is to help with lessons learned and to provide tips and techniques to help.  Bring questions on May 1.

The second meeting, May 15, will have a speaker on the topic of laughing. Beverly Bender from the LW Theater Club is a comedian and will perform jokes and skits.  This will be a fun day.

For more information about the club, contact Mark Harrington, by email at Mark_Harrington_24@hotmail.com.

LW Social Club meets May 27

The Social Club meets every fourth Friday in Clubhouse 3 for cards and lunch. The cost is $4.

On April 27, sandwiches, salad, snacks, coffee and tea will be served.

New tables of four are welcome.  Call Marj Earls at 799-8449 to reserve a table.

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TRAVEL

On the Go

Day Trips

La Mirada Theater: “South Pacific”– April 28, 2 p.m., $60, GRF Recreation Department, 431-6586, ext. 326 or cindym@lwsb.com

The Colorful Songs Revue, Country Cowboy Classics – May 3, $109 with lunch and wine, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Heritage Square Museum – May 8, $50 includes lunch at Canoe House, LW Garden Club, Dee Neri, 431-5889, or Gail Levitt, 596-1346

California Science Center – May 9, $75, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Pauma Casino – May 9, $15; $10 cash in machine, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Glendale Center Theatre, “West Side Story” – May 12, $99 includes Tam O’Shanter Inn lunch, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Stars on Ice— May 12, $40, GRF Recreation Department, 431-6586, ext. 326, or email events@lwsb.com

Angels Baseball Game— May 16, $35, GRF Recreation Department, 431-6586, ext. 326, or email events@lwsb.com

Pala Casino —May 18, $6, $10 back, American Legion Post 327, Tony Dodero, 430-5828

The Huntington Library and Gardens, Becoming America Exhibit– May 24, $69, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise, Nature Center – June 2, $89 with picnic lunch, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Fantasy Springs – June 6, $25, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Tibbies Cabaret Theater, “Viva Las Vegas” – June 10, $109 with dinner, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Glendale Center Theatre, “The Marvelous Wonderettes” – June 30, $99 with lunch at Tam O’Shanter Inn, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Candlelight Theatre, “Legally Blonde, The Musical” – July 7, $119 with lunch and champagne, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Harrah’s Rincon – Daily, free, Amphitheater, 7:15-7:30 a.m., (877) 777-2457

Pala Casino – Daily, free, Amphitheater, 8 a.m., (714) 985-9555

Pechanga Casino – Daily, Amphitheater, 8 a.m., free, $10 in EZ Play upon arrival, (951) 770-2579

Valley View Casino – Sunday-Tuesday, Amphitheater, 7 a.m., free

Overnight Trips

National Parks of New Mexico and Texas– Seven-day tour, May 8-14, featuring Big Bend National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park & White Sands National Monument, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Laughlin, Edwater – May 20-22, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Portland Roses & Oregon Trails–six-day tour, June 6-11, Rose Festival Parade, Columbia River Gorge, Mt. St. Helens and Astoria. David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Laughlin – June 24-27, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Canadian Rockies & Calgary Stampede – eight-day tour, July 12-19, featuring a Calgary Stampede, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Yoho National Parks. David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

honda center

Outing to Stars on Ice planned

The Stars on Ice excursion that was so popular the last two years will be offered again this year to the first 54 shareholders/members who reserve tickets for the May 12 performance at the Honda Center. Accessible seating must be requested at the time of the reservation and is subject to availability. Those with mobility issues who are unable to navigate the venue without assistance will need to purchase an additional ticket for their caregiver or assistant.

Tickets $40 each, include bus fare.

Every four years, the Winter Olympics provide a chance to revel in the performances of favorite athletes, as well as celebrate any medals they may have won. The U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team delivered against tough opposition winning a bronze medal in the team competition, while Maia and Alex Shibutani, the brother-sister two-time National Ice Dance Champions and three-time World medalists, also took home an Ice Dance Olympic Bronze. Despite narrowly missing out on the podium, two-time National Champion Nathan Chen delivered one of the Olympics greatest single performances with his record-breaking free skate that featured six quadruple jumps. Those Olympic memories will be at the epicenter of the 2018 Stars on Ice tour that will feature many of the skaters who medaled for the U.S. in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Joining them are 2016 World Silver Medalist Ashley Wagner, 2017 U.S. Ladies Champion Karen Chen, as well as National Champion, and huge crowd favorite, Jason Brown. The Emmy Award-winning production will also feature U.S. Olympic royalty, Ice Dance Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White.

As with all of GRF excursions, the trip will be contingent upon filling a bus, so respond soon if interested.

Ticket sales/reservations will be conducted at the GRF Recreation office between noon-4 p.m., weekdays.

For further information, contact Recreation at events@lwsb.com or call 431-6586, ext. 326.

FIVB players come to HB for tourney

The 2018 FIVB Huntington Beach Open volleyball tournament will take place May 2-6 on beach courts near the Huntington Beach pier. The best athletes and Olympians from across the globe will compete in this FIVB 4-Star tournament.

Paired teams will compete for an Olympian qualification spot.

The event is free admission with an option to purchased VIP tickets.

Parking is available in downtown Huntington Beach at varied structures.

Pauma day-trip departs May 9

The New York Club will escort a day-trip to Pauma Casino on May 9.

The cost of the trip is $15, with $10 cash returned in the machine.

The bus picks up at three locations, Clubhouse 4, 7:15 a.m.; Amphitheater, 7:30 a.m.; and outside St. Andrew’s Gate, 7:35 a.m.

For reservations and information, call Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949.

Pala trip set for May 18

The American Legion, Post 327, will escort a day-trip to Pala Casino on May 18.

The cost is $6 with $10 returned upon arrival at the casino on player cards. There will be five hours of playtime.

The bus leaves at 8:30 a.m from the Clubhouse 4 parking lot. It returns about 5:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Call Tony Dodero, 430-5828, for information and reservations.

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OBITUARIES

Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.

• An “In Memoriam” column is available free of charge. Limited to name, mutual number and date of death.

• An obituary with or without photo is available free of charge for the first 250 words. Additional words will be charged at the rate of 25 cents per word. Notices written by the news staff will be free and no more than 250 words.

• Notices from mortuaries and non-GRF members will be printed exactly as submitted and charged at the non-member classified advertising rate, $11 for the first 12 words and 25 cents for each additional word.

• Bordered, decorative obituaries and eulogies are available in any size at the prevailing display advertising rate.

• Obituaries may be published as news articles when the person has been a member of the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors, or when, in the opinion of the managing editor, the passing of a person is newsworthy to a sufficiently large number of GRF members.

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In Memoriam

Mary Dunivan  94

  Emanuel Rosenberg  101

Ivolou Corston  93

Panha Nhean  34

William Menfee  64

Susana Soncuya  59

Hieko Svitak  90

E. Joseph DeBaun  62

Fabiola Lopez  77

Mario Flores 68

Denise Damrow  65

Bonnie Asher  83

Wilbur Frank  69

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,

961-9301

—paid obituary

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Mehta, Joyce Carr

1930-2018

Joyce Carr Mehta, passed away peacefully of natural causes in Long Beach, California, on March 27, 2018. She was 87 years of age.

She lived happily in Leisure World, Seal Beach, California, in Mutual 2, on Monterey Road from 1992 until 2004.

Joyce was born to Robley and Evelyn Carr on June 15, 1930, in Concord, New Hampshire. She was a Mayflower descendant.

After graduating high school, she completed a degree in nursing at New England Baptist Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon her completion from nursing school, she and a few fellow nurses boarded a train to Colorado … to “find their husbands,” and that she did.

She met her former husband, Pritam Lal Mehta, a student from India, who was studying engineering at Colorado School of Mines, in Golden, Colorado. They met at a USO dance at the YWCA.

Upon his graduation, “Pete” and Joyce married and moved to California, where Pete was hired by Atlantic Richfield Company at its refinery in Wilmington.

They had two girls, Sarojni and Susan and the family settled in Long Beach for over three decades, where they were very involved in PTA, traveled to India and Asia, camped extensively and entertained numerous friends and family from around the world.

Joyce was a terrific homemaker, hostess and compassionate friend. She loved music and nature.

In 1992 she moved to Leisure World to start a new life. While there, she enjoyed going to church, meeting with friends and family, and going to the library. She also enjoyed swimming, bike riding and attending Amphitheater performances.

After leaving Leisure World in 2004, she lived in assisted living homes. She finally settled in Long Beach at Brighten Cottages, where she resided for six years, until her passing.

For those who knew her, she was a lover of humanity, a spirited Christian and she was passionate about her family. She had a wonderful sense of humor and always had an enthusiastic greeting for everyone she met. She will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Donald Carr and former husband, Pritam Mehta.

She is survived by her daughters, Sarojni Mehta-Lissak of Long Beach, and Susan Mehta-Maben of Mutual 4, Leisure World, Seal Beach, California; her sons-in-law, Bruce Lissak and Alan Maben; two grandchildren, Sumi Lissak and Christopher Johns; brother, Robert Carr of Torrance, California; sisters-in-law, Thelma Carr, Mildred Carr, Gargi Mehta, Kanta Mehta; brother-in-law, Harish Khosla; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was cremated, April 11, 2018, and will be laid to rest, April 27 in a private ceremony at All Souls Cemetery, in Long Beach.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) through its website at https://www.nami.org.

—paid obituary

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Reed, William E.

1926-2018

William E. Reed, Mutual 2 resident for 12 years, born May 22, 1926, died April 18, 2018, after a recent battle with cancer.

Mr. Reed was known to his friends as Bill.

A retired engineer from McDonnell Douglas/Boeing, he was building captain for many years, and participated in the LW orchestra on the trombone. Bill had a passion for golf and was able to enjoy and watch this year’s Masters Tournament in his final days.

Born in Ohio, his family moved to California when he was a child. His days of playing trombone in the Santa Monica High School marching band got him noticed by recruiters for an all star band that was put together to march in the Rose Parade.

Bill was in the Navy during the end of WWII and in the Army during the Korean War. His patriotism continued throughout his life.

He met his wife, Jean, of 34 years while he was an aerospace worker in San Diego, California. They had three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, plus their spouses.

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CLASSIFIEDS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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GENERAL

AVON

Lenora Browning, LW resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN0001 6/28

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***doTerra Essential Oils***

Learn Natural Health Support using Essential Oils. Free weekly classes for intro to essential Oils and beyond basics. For details, contact Sandy (Mutual 5), 562-896-1908. 04/26

PERSONAL AD

Tired of being alone. Looking for my last love. I am a middle-aged Italian-American widowed woman seeking a gentleman, 69 to 85 for companionship, movies, plays, short trips and a meaningful relationship. Must be honest, loyal, a one-woman’s man and financially secured. Hoping to hear from you. Call 909-720-1593. 5/17

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Are you in need of help? I am a widowed Italian woman, middle aged, attractive. My children are all grown and married and I need to keep busy. Too lonely to stay home. I am an excellent cook and a very pristine housekeeper looking for a gentleman 69-85 years old for movies, theater adn trips. Must be honest, loyal, respectful and looking for last love. Laura (909) 720-1593. 5/3

HOME IMPROVEMENT

REMODELING

Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071. OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.

(562) 596-7757

MP

CONSTRUCTION

General Contractor

Specializing in Remodeling; Additions Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate.

562-746-5400 License #954725.

FLOOR COVERINGS

562-596-0559

LW DECOR INC.

Tile, laminate, vinyl plank, patio carpet. 40 years in Leisure World. Contractor License 723262. 4/26

562-596-0559

LW DECOR INC.

GARDENING

FRANK’S GARDENING

SERVICE

Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutual’s. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739, 743-3832 or 714-527-1172 6/29

J&J LANDSCAPING

& MAINTENANCE

Landscaping-plants, lawns, trees, etc. Maintenance of lawns and flower beds. Available for all residential and Mutual projects. Joe (562) 650-1511, Jesse (562) 676-0015 State Contractor’s License #79003 6/29

HANDYMAN

SERVICES

Handyman Rick – Assembly/ Installation TV wall mounts, carpentry, painting. Messages (562) 598-1000. Seal Beach Business License #RIL0001 5/17

LW DECOR INC.

562-596-0559

Sound proof walls. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, roll-out shelves, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262. 4/26

LW DECOR INC.

562-596-0559

Richard’s Handyman Service – Big or small, I do it all.

Give me a call. 562-387-5187. Seal Beach Busines License HUG0002. 04/26

GARY’S HANDYMAN

SERVICE PROFESSIONAL

Painting and carpentry. Masonry and tile. Call (562) 596-6013 for appointment. Calls returned daily. Fiberglass or Hardi Backer paneling board installled on patio block walks. Seal Beach Business License #GAR0005. 05/03

PAINTING

BLUE SKY

Painting & Construction

Insurance, General Building B and Painting C-33 Lic. #632956.

(562) 822-5632 or (562) 418-0007. 10/26/18

Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, small/large jobs. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702; 1-800-618-2220. 06/21

562-596-0559

LW DECOR INC.

Interiors, cabinets, ceilings. Entry doors etc., premium paints, primer all wood. Bathroom, kitchen. 40 years in Leisure World Lic. Contractor’s license #723262. 4/26

LW DECOR INC.

562-596-0559

Painting -reasonable, reliable, free estimates, kitchen cabinets refinished. Jerry (714) 826-8636. CA State License #675336 06/07

SCREEN SALES,

SERVICE &

INSTALLATION

Tel-Support

TV Handyman Setup,

Mounting and Trouble-shooting.

Call: 714-263-6240

CA LICENSE #531319. 04/26

PROFESSIONAL MOBILE SCREEN SERVICE

New screens, re-screening, screen doors, retractable screens, new and repair. Call today. (562) 493-8720. Since 1988. State Contractors Lic. #578194.

SKYLIGHTS

CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.

Ted and Jeri Nowell,

“The Handy Couple”

LW residents. Licensed and insured. (562) 430-1104.

Seal Beach License #NOW0001

WINDOW COVERINGS

LW DECOR INC.

Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262. 04/05

L W DECOR INC.

562-596-0559

WINDOW WASHING

10% OFF FIRST CLEANING

(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitski Seal Beach Business License #LIV0004. 05/31

CLEANING

Windows, skylights,

storages, patios, and

gardens. Other jobs.

(714) 623-0874. 07/14

TONY DO’S MAINTENANCE

Windows, housecleaning, vacancies. Reasonable prices. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. Seal Beach Business License #TON002. 07/05.

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Let’s raise your ears – I’ll make you look your best!

Call (562) 565-3683.

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Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call week days between 8 am-5 pm, 562-296-5834

562-430-7999

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Keith Bague, Founder of the Computer Friends Club will NOW offer a service by phone at no charge to the LW community. This free service will be available for up to 15 minutes per call. Services include: guidance and advice on purchases and problem solving. Keith has a Computer Science (BS) Degree UC, Irvine, is Microsoft Certified, 39 years experience. 714-267-7871.

“ROLLIN THUNDER”

GOLF CART CLUB

Offers FREE inspections and advice on buying and repairs of your golf cart. 562- 431-6859.

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Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Maria Giegerich 562-596-9983. Free of charge.

HELP WANTED

Retail pharmacy clerk. FT and PT available, Mon-Fri. Retail experience helpful, Bi-lingual in Korean desired. Apply in person at LW Pharmacy 9 am – 5 pm. 05/10

BEAUTY SERVICES

Christine’s Hair Service

In-your-home hair care

for men and women. 2

0 years of experience in Leisure World.

Call 714-603-1213. Seal Beach License KK335182. 06/21

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In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562- 480-9341 License #KC75538. 05/03

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Hair and Nail Salon

Hair Stylist, 25 years experience. Shampoo and roller set, cut, perm, color, manicure/pedicure. Warm and friendly service. Available for in-house appointments for special occasion, $100+. Tammy Nguyen, 714-425-4198. Phenix Salon. 6/29

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Yvonne with 25 years experience, will do shampoo/sets, perms, hair cuts and tints at Phenix Salon. (714) 855-8465. Seal Beach Business License MOR0008. 5/3

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PERMANENT MAKEUP

For eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner. 27 years experience, 10 years in LW with references. Loann: (310)938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 6/29

CAREGIVER WANTED

LOOKING FOR LIVE-IN CAREGIVER: Live in Seal Beach while helping out my Mom with meals, changing, light housekeeping, etc. during the hours daughter works. Perfect for student or part-time worker. (This is NOT an hourly job.) Call Silvia at 818-324-5772. 04/26

HOME CARE

PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Available 24/7

Experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctors appointments & errands.

949-899-7770. 05/31

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Need Caring Caregiver?

Meal preparation, baths, shopping, laundry, doctors. Pierre’s Caring Heart 714-337-6152. Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002. 07/26

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Experienced caregivers. Cooking, Cleaning, medications, companions, doctor’s. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425. 07/26

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CHRISTIAN HOME CARE

Referral Agency. Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 12/28/18

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MOST AFFORDABLE RATE

Affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appoint-ments, references , fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911 Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 06/28

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I will care for male or female. Experienced. I do light housekeeping, cook, Dr. appt., grocery shopping and all other needs.

Call 562-370-4544. 06/07

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EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER.

Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 6/29

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Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part time, full time, live-in (562)230-4648. Seal Beach Business Lic # CAM0006. 6/26

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Experienced Caregiver – LW references – car. Maria Lopez LOP0004 323-501-2940. 05/03

HOUSE CLEANING

General Cleaning

$10/ hour flat rate. Over 20 years experience. Donna 562-991-4500. GAU0002.

ELLY’S CLEANING SERVICE

Weekly, bi-weekly service. Excellent referral in Leisure World. Nearly 20 years experience. Seal Beach Business License BEN0001.

Call Elly at 714-476-2100. 5/03

Patricia Housecleaning, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. Call 562-397-4659. Seal Beach License LUC0001. 06/07

GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.

General Housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. 18 years in Leisure World. 562-307-3861. Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 07/26

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General housekeeping, 30 years in Leisure World. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002.

Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 07/26

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TONY DO’S MAINTENANCE

Windows, house cleaning, vacancies. Reasonable prices. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. Seal Beach Business License #TON002. 07/05

HEALTH & FITNESS

Feel great! Look great!

Feel healthy! Be healthy!

Certified and insured

personal trainer.

Guaranteed results!

714-901-5963

coachjusten@gmail.com 07/05

COMPUTERS

COMPUTER REPAIR

562-733-9193

Virus removal. Expert in all computer systems. John Fuhrer, LW Resident. Seal Beach License FUH0001. 06/07

FRUSTRATED

(562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device.

Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.

License #CIP0001 5/2018

TRANSPORTATION

INEXPENSIVE shuttle service, airports, markets, etc., Seal Beach Business License #AB0001.

(562) 881-2093. 06/07

Autos/Boats/RV’s

Trailers Wanted

ANY KIND OF CAR

Boat, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We

do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give

you a quote. (562) 684-0901 05/03

AUTOS for Sale

Excellent like new condition 2013 VW Jetta 2.5 SE $8,700.00 KBB $9,600.00. One owner, all scheduled maintenance done by VW dealer. A must see! Price negotiable. 04/26

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs

Beautiful Golden Companion II, GC 340 Scooter. Almost like new. 350 lb load capacity. $1,850. 562-296-5848.

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Golf Carts, Sales, Parts, Service (714) 292-9124. 2/07/19

—————————————Golf cart: Club car Precedent Hard top, hard sliding doors. Refurbished like new. 48-volts. Cost $10,000 in October. Selling for $8,000.

(360) 606-6701. 04/26

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Electric scooter. Excellent condition. $190. NB brand. Call 562-594-8016. 05/03

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“2018” New gasoline powered golf cart. Drven less than 40 miles.

Paid $9,742.00. Will sell for $8,000. A $1,742 markdown! Can be seen parked at the curb across from CH 2 on Eldorado Dr. Call Keith at 562-240-5145. 05/03

ELECTRIC CAR PADS

Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 06/07

MOVING, HAULING &

STORAGE SERVICES

A FRIEND AND A TRUCK

Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 06/14

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

WANTED Antiques, collectables, jewelry, turquoise silver, vintage watches. Will pay cash.

Call 562-277-5909. 05/17

FREE ITEMS

New medtronic stuff. Free.

562-626-8166.

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FREE recliner sleeper chair.

562-594-8164.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS FOR SALE

2 His & Hers Murray bikes. $125.00. Call Richard at 562-387-5187. 04/26

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Easy fold ad hoc electric

wheelchair. Easy to store in car trunk. Brand new. Never used.

Accessories: spare battery,

umbrella, car charger, cup holder, safety belt and tools.

Paid $1,900. Asking $1,500.

Call Berj 562-296-5181. 05/10

Cadywell CII golf hand cart. Brand new! Make offer – 310-308-8045. 04/26

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Like new, beige, hide-a-bed couch, lngth 75”, width 34”, height 34”. 949-322-8447. 04/26

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Solid birch: Coffee table, end table, serving cart, Entertainment/book case. Leather love seat and sofa. 04/26

PET SERVICES

LW resident serving our pets since 2003, day, overnight, vacations. Dogs and cats. Excellent references. Adrienne 562-431-8156. Seal Beach Business License, APS0001. 6/01

ESTATE/MOVING/PATIO/YARD/CARPORT SALES

PATIO SALE.

Mutual 4 – 13620 Alderwood Lane, 76E, 4/26 and 4/27.

9 am – 2 pm. Many vintage collectibles, household items and more. 562-493-3679. 04/26

ESTATE SALE Mutual 2, 62F,

1381 Monterey Rd. on April 26th and 27th. Thurs. and Friday, from 9 am to 12 pm. Lots of womens clothes size small to medium, dressers, highboys, round table with 4 chairs, sofa, lamps, book shelves, kitchen items, king size bed and so much more. Pease come by and say Hi! Kristi Martin, P.O. Box 1351, Seal Beach. 714-655-5473. Seal Beach Business License MAR0016.

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Patio Sale: Mutual 3, 13781 Alderwood Lane, 22G. Thurs. and Fri., Apr. 26 and Apr. 27. Lots of kitchen stuff, table and much more.

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Carport sale across from the communtiy church. Both sides of carport #15 off St. Andrews. Lots of men’s golf shirts, household goodies, electronics. Thursday, May 3rd. 9:00-3:00 p.m. Near #63F.

310-650-0029. 05/03

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Patio Sale: Thurs & Fri. 26th & 27th, 9 am – 3 pm. Household items, women’s clothes & shoes. Undercounter refrigerator. 1604 Merion Way #37B, Seal Beach, Mutual 2.

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HUGE Mutual 9 Multi-Carport Sale – Northwood and Foxburg – Thurs. Apr. 26 – 9:00 to 2:00.

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Patio Sale: Mutual 5-91G, 1491 Golden Rain Rd., April 26 and 27, from 9-2. Many household items, antiques, wicker chairs, couch, small dresser, women’s golf clubs with bag and lots more.

REAL ESTATE

PRICE REDUCED

$239,900

OWNER MOTIVATED

1791 St. John Unit 50-K

Mutual 16

Carport 10, Space 11

Super clean 2-bedroom/1-bath, approximately 800 sq. ft. with large private front porch overlooking the greenbelt. Upgrades include newer dual paned windows and sliders with laminate flooring

throughout.

Call or text Chad 714.524.2423

BRE #00993554 05/31

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Best location in LW! 1560 Homewood Rd., Mutual 5, 114-L. 2 BR, 2 ba, full expansion, wood floors and plantation, shutters throughout. A/C, W/D. Highly sought after. Downtown LW. Close to Amphitheater, Fitness Center and Pharmacy. $425,000. Please call Sam 562-896-1908. 04/26

LW REAL ESTATE WANTED

Private party wants a 2-bedroom corner unit, as is. Call Arnold,

(360) 319-4095. 05/31

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