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Your opinion counts: Pool Survey is in this week’s paper
—from the GRF Recreation Committee

Well over 250 concerned members attended the April Town Hall meeting on the pool area. The Recreation Committee received valuable feedback and recommendations to help us draft plans for renovation or replacement of the existing pool, spa and support facilities. However, our pool serves the entire community and we need your feedback and support to shape the future of the pool area.

Our pool, spa and support facilities were constructed in the 1960’s to the building codes of the time. Now 56 years later, our pool area requires extensive maintenance and repairs, including but not limited to:

• Upgrading of pumping and filtration systems

• Replacement of major components of the solar system

• Re-plastering of both pool and spa

• Replacement of the decking and coping

• Major repairs to the restrooms (example: tile replacement)

• Building and Country Health code revisions

In review of the varied and diverse needs, wants and desires for the pool area, we are asking you to participate in a brief questionnaire. This questionnaire has been inserted in this edition of LW Weekly and will require less than 5 minutes to complete. Your answers are vital in shaping the future of your pool area.

Your completed pool questionnaire can be returned by using any of the following methods:

• Place in any tan or white GRF collection boxes throughout the community

• Drop off at the Recreation office, Building 5, 1st floor during normal business hours

• Hand to the on-duty pool attendant

Please have your questionnaire completed and returned by June 15th. Your answers will be tabulated and submitted to the July 3rd Recreation Committee. Following the committee meeting a full accounting of your responses will be included in the July 18th edition of LW Weekly.

A 2nd questionnaire will be provided to you in August, requesting your additional feedback, and a 2nd Town Hall meeting is already planned for August 29th. At the Town Hall meeting your responses to both questionnaires will be presented along with a request for additional input to ensure any work represents the mutual need of a majority of your fellow members. This is our community pool area; your comments will shape the future of our pool.

Together we begin to set the course for our community pool area.

3rd annual Life Options Expo is June 2

Calling all baby boomers, seniors, and friends and family for an informative day designed to provide a unique hybrid of information and resources to promote healthy and active aging.

The third annual Life Options Expo will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on June 2 in Clubhouse 2.

The community-based expo will feature over 50 health-related businesses, non-profits and senior organizations dedicated to enhance the quality of life at every stage of aging.

Come learn about home care options, including non-medical care for companionship and/or support; assisted living, Orange County Council on Aging resources among many other topics.

Member Resource and Assistance Liaison Cindy Tostado has invited a variety of experts on assisted living facilities, board and care operators, home care agencies, placement specialists/family advocates, elder care agencies and county organizations.

Among those who will attend are representatives from the California Telephone Access Program, the Golden Age Foundation, Medicare experts including HICAP representatives and Pathways. There will be light refreshments, giveaways and a raffle. Admission is free.

Life Options Expo Vendors

The third annual Life Options Expo will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on June 2 in Clubhouse 2. The community-based expo will feature over 50 health-related businesses, non-profits and senior organizations dedicated to enhancing the quality of life at every stage of aging. Representatives from the following agencies will attend:

-Miracle Ear

-California Telephone

Access Program

-Golden Age Foundation

-Pharmacology Research


-1Heart Caregiver Services

-Katella Senior Living/

Alamitos West

-Healthcare Center

-Salus Homecare

-Cambrian Homecare

-Ibarra Medicare Options

-Alignment Health Plan

-Lakewood Gardens

Assisted Living Facility

for Alzheimer’s & Dementia

-Council on Aging—Southern California

-Holistic Body Harmony

-Orange County Health Care Agency

-Alliance Eldercare Senior Placement Service

-Family Caregiver Resource Center

-Living Well Home Care

-A Caring Heart Senior Solutions, Inc.,—Donlyn Young

-Hospice Touch

-In Home Care Solutions

-Angel Connection Nursing Services

-Pioneer Medical Group

-Forest Lawn

-OC Care Connections Outreach/Redeemer Respite Care

-GRF Transportation

-Emerald Court


-Blue Horizon Homes, LLC

-Sonoran Winds Hospice

-Comfort Keepers

-Jay’s Hearing Aid Center

-Meridian Gardens of Anaheim

-Seniors’ Choice Physical Therapy

-Optimal Hospice Care

-123 Home Care

-Trust and Case Management Services

-Korean Community Service

-The Grove at Cerritos

-Alzheimer’s Orange County

-Coast Senior Care

-OC Ombudsman

-Mehta Dental Group

-Meals on Wheels of LB

-Community Action Partnership, Orange County


-Companion Hospice

-Horizon Support Services

-Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program

-Bixby Knolls Towers

-McKenzie Cremation & Burial (McKenzie Mortuary Services)

-Joyful Care Caregiving Services, Inc.

-Valley View Gardens, Garden Grove, (Memory Care Community)

-Artesia Christian Home



-Senior Samaritans

OCFC is repairing flood control channel

The Orange County Flood Control (OCFC) is rebuilding the Los Alamitos flood control channel along the western section of Leisure World. Work started April 30. The repair job is being expedited because FEMA funding expires on July 31, according to the OCFC.

To facilitate extensive repair to the embankment, OCFC will require access to Leisure World property. The E-Waste dumpsters near Service Maintenance have been moved to the 1.8-acre site, and propane tanks may need to be temporarily relocated.

Staff vehicles will be relocated to Clubhouse 4 with a shuttle bus moving staff between parking and Service Maintenance.

A section of the Clubhouse 2 parking lot adjacent to the channel will be blocked off and restriped.

A section of RV Lot adjacent to the channel (10 to 20 feet in) may be compromised. Up to 40 stalls could be affected, a large storage container will have to be removed and temporary parking may be relocated. The general scope of the project to rebuild the embankment includes:

• Building temporary dams to prevent water leaking into work zones

• Controlling measures to move water

• Removal of soil up to the LW property line

• Temporarily stored soil removed

• Repairs to effluent drains

• Rebuilding and stabilization of the embracement

In rebuilding the embankment, the grade will change and may alleviate the need to install a retaining wall along nearby sections.

Work is expected to start at Westminster Avenue and proceed northward (upstream). The goal is to complete the project within the FEMA funding window but may require an additional 30-60 days.

OCFC has generally stated, conditioned upon completion of the embankment rebuild, that it will grant the required access permit for the replacement of wall section J & K. A contractor for the GRF has been informed and is ready to begin wall replacements as areas are approved by OCFC.

Runway construction alters flight patterns

The primary runway for the Long Beach Airport will close intermittently for repairs through the end of May. Leisure World residents will not see any direct impact from airport construction, but a change in flight paths may be noticable, according to news reports.

The $2 million project includes repaving the runway, adding a fuel-resistant coat of asphalt and restripping, according to an airport representative.

About 50 commercial flights take off from the primary runway daily. They will be diverted to the secondary runway during the closure.

The primary runway is diagonal, from the northwest to the southeast. Typically, flights would come in over Leisure World and the campus of California State University, Long Beach, before landing.

Planes normally take off from the opposite end and fly toward San Antonio Drive before banking left over the 710 freeway. Then planes will either head west or circle south over downtown Long Beach.

But using the east-west secondary runway, planes will won’t be able to make a head-on approach to the airport.

Instead, from about Seal Beach, planes will turn north before banking over El Dorado Park. Planes taking off from the runway will either continue west or make sharp U-turns over Signal Hill and Alamitos Beach.

The Federal Aviation Administration recommended the repairs during its last inspection of the airport in November. The airport is also undergoing an unrelated $65-$75 million upgrade to the ticketing area and lobby.

Runway construction is scheduled from 10 p.m.-2 p.m.

16 LWers receive CERT training

The largest Leisure World Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class graduated April 30.

Sixteen people learned how to prepare for disasters, with special training in handling hazards that may impact Leisure World.

They are trained in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.

These volunteers will be the first level of response should there be a natural or manmade disaster in Leisure World.

Professional responders rely on CERT-trained volunteers during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks.

CERT volunteers are trained to respond safely, responsibly and effectively to emergency situations, but they also support Leisure World during non-emergency events as well.

The CERT concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department in 1985.

Since 1993 when this training was made available nationally by FEMA, communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico have conducted CERT training.

FEMA supports CERT by conducting or sponsoring Train-the-Trainer and Program Manager courses for members of the fire, medical and emergency management community.

CERT training has been available in the Leisure Word community for the past several years, and scores of people have completed the class.

The next five-week CERT training class is scheduled to begin the last week of August and will meet once each week through September.

Specific information will be printed once the training session is scheduled.

Plan for ribs Monday night

Finbars Italian Kitchen and Naples Rib Company alternate Monday night dinner service in Clubhouse 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Naples Rib Company is in LW on the first and third Mondays of the month. Naples will be serving on May 21.

Reservations are required by phone or email for Naples. For specific ordering information, see the restaurant menu, which is printed on page 10. Menus are also sent out via LW Live!, GRF’s real-time email service.

Finbars Italian Kitchen will be here on the second and fourth Mondays.

There is no dine-out service on the fifth Mondays.

Finbars does not require reservations.

Dinner will be served between 4:30-6 p.m.

For more information on the GRF-sponsored restaurant service in LW, call the Recreation Department at 431-6586, ext. 326 or 398, or email

Y Service Club hosts legislative advocate

Legislative Advocate Emeritus Les Cohen talked about the constitutionally protected right to engage in grassroots advocacy at the Y Service Club on May 16.

Cohen brought a wealth of experience to the subject of advocacy and writes a regular column on legislative issues affecting seniors in the LW Weekly.

He has been a lobbyist for 40 years, serving clients in both the private and public sectors, and has been a certified ombudsman in Sacramento and Orange County for 14 years.

Cohen was recently appointed to the newly formed task force for Family Caregiving.

A continental breakfast hosted by Alberta Karch and Roger Miyashiro was a highlight of the meeting.

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watch your step

by Jim Breen

Residents who were scam victims by using Western Union Company’s money transfer services between Jan. 1, 2004-Jan.19, 2017 are in some for some payback.

Last week, in a global settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Western Union agreed to return $586 million to victims of fraudulent wire transfers.

The DOJ is now using that money to eventually provide full or partial refunds to people who used Western Union during that 13-year period to pay scammers.

According to the FTC, Western Union has known for years that scammers were using its system but kept taking people’s money. The international company received more than 550,000 complaints about money transfers made for fraudulent lottery and prizes, family emergency calls, and advance-fee loans.

Under terms of the settlement, Western Union will train and monitor its agents and will not be permitted to transmit a money transfer it knows to be fraudulent.

LWers are reminded that it’s illegal for telemarketers to request funds with a money transfer. If they do, call the FTC immediately at (888) 382-1222 and report the call.

Scammers thrive on money transfer services because once a victim sends the funds, they can never be recovered.

To apply for funds lost by fraudulent wire transfers, print a blank claim form, complete it  and mail it to: United States vs. The Western Union Company, P.O. Box 404027, Louisville, KY, 40233-4027.

Forms are available online at

All claims for reimbursement must be submitted by May 31, 2018.

Further information is available at the remission website,

The U.S. Dept. of Justice must verify all claims, a process that can take up to one year.

“We need your help in getting the word out to people who were victims of scams and used Western Union to send money,” said Shari Delaney of Seal Beach, retired postal inspector who worked with the FBI for 13 years on mail fraud cases.

“I want to help as many victims as possible within this small time frame,” she said. “This is an amazing and very rare opportunity for victims to get their money back.”

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.

Legion Auxiliary

Five new members were welcomed into the American Legion Auxiliary at a recent meeting. They are Rita Cassachia, Lorna Miller-Kaplan, Evelyn Cone, Mary Carlson and Jo Rousey.

Eligible for membership are wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of members of the American Legion, or those who served in the Armed Forces during any of the eligible periods.

For the list of eligibility periods or to join the Auxiliary, contact Jean Sudbeck 594-0209.

The LW Auxiliary’s focus is filling the needs of veterans, active and retired.

All work is voluntary and funds raised go to veterans and their families.

Local efforts include volunteer hours at the Tibor Rubin VAMC, Long Beach and the Joint Forces Training Base, food drives, scholarships, collection and delivery of household items and clothing to the Cabrillo Center, San Pedro and preparing and delivering casseroles for the homeless vets who help a the PIER Center in Long Beach.

Members will meet on Monday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Summer activities will be discussed and tickets for the June luncheon will be available.

Teri Nugent, vice president of the Auxiliary, will preside. Members are encouraged to attend.

American Legion

American Legion, Post 327, has two major activities planned on Memorial Day weekend.

On Saturday, May 26, members of the Sudbeck family are planning a ceremony to honor Past Commander Bud Sudbeck, who passed away last fall. It will be held at the Veteran Plaza flag poles at 10:30 a.m.

All Leisure World residents are invited.

Mr. Sudbeck was active in the LW post, having served three terms as commander.

He was also active in all the bingo programs at LW and was an avid bowler.

A light lunch will be served after the ceremony.

Fore more information, call Jean, his widow, at 594-0209.

The post will host the annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 28, at the Amphitheater.

The parade of flags will begin the program at 8:55 a.m., followed by patriotic music by The Velvetones from 9:30-10.

The speaker will be a current volunteer on the USS IOWA.

Cmdr. Rich Carson of Unit 327 promises that taps will be at 11 a.m.

Y Service Club

Join friends and neighbors at the Y Service Club breakfast, from 8-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, in Clubhouse 2. Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee and tea will be on the menu.

Tickets are $5. Proceeds will fund YMCA “Kids to Camp” and other community projects.

For more information, call 810-1561.

The club offers residents free help with small household jobs such as hanging small pictures, opening jars, taking out light bags of trash, changing filters for heat pumps, and turning mattresses.

Call the numbers in the “Leisure World Helping Leisure World” section of the classified ads in the LW Weekly.

Then numbers to call this month are 596-1741 or 431-4221 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays

woman’s club

The Woman’s Club monthly card party and luncheon will be held tomorrow, Friday, in Clubhouse 2.

Everyone should be seated by 11:45 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon.

Luncheon tickets are sold according to assigned table number and reserved tickets are payable at the door.  

Individual tickets to the luncheon are $11. Tickets for a table of four may be purchase by one person for $44.

Standing club rules require regularly attending card players to be current club members. Regular players do not need to make a reservation to play cards.  

If substitute players for bridge or canasta are needed, members can call Joyce Bissell at 596-0148 for names of available substitutes.

Investment Forum

The Leisure World Investment Forum will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.   

The speaker will be Larry T. Pino, financial advisor with LPL Financial Presentations.

For more information, call (949) 502-8525.

senior patriots

Senior Patriots for Peace has presented top-notch programs this year thanks to the generosity of dues-paying members.

Programs are presented at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of the month in Clubhouse 4 except November and December.

Everyone is welcome.

The next meeting is June 8.

Non-residents who want to attend and need guests passes to enter Leisure World should call Don Koepke, president, at 330-3397 and leave their names

The board of directors is in need of a new treasurer and one member-at-large. The board meets the third Wednesday of the month to evaluate the last program and plan for future programs. This is an open meeting, and input is welcome.

For more information on board meetings and vacancies, call Koepke.

The mission of Senior Patriots for Peace is the promotion of peace by focusing on issues related to social and environmental justice.

Besides the programs, peace vigils are held on the last Wednesday of the month from 4-5:30 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of Leisure World. All are welcome.


Members of the Leisure World California Association of Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA), Division 56, observed the Day of the Teacher on May 10.

Members of Division 56 have spent hours as volunteers in churches, museums, mutual directors, GAF helpers, volunteering in clubs, helping neighbors, or acting as caregivers for family members.

The board keeps members informed on state matters that affect retired teachers.

With seven openings on the board, anyone who supports public education is invited to join.

It is not necessary that members be former teachers. 

For more information, call Dorothy Geisler, membership chair, at 598-1477 or Sue Grimsley, president, at 431-3083.

Safe Driver classes

A volunteer is needed to run the AARP’s Senior Smart Driver program in Leisure World.

Christina Turkowiak, who has been putting on classes in Leisure World for the last five years, is leaving.

Unless a replacement steps forward by July, the classes will be discontinued.

To volunteer for the position, call Turkowiak at 431-8038.



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.

May 9, 1978 – The Republican Women of Leisure World entertained Pete Wilson as a guest speaker. He was the mayor of San Diego and running as a candidate for governor of California. He lost the election in 1978. He would later become a United States Senator from California and eventually, governor of California.

May 12, 1988 – Work was progressing on the new Administration Building.

May 7, 1998 – The picture on Page 1 of The News showed members of the Leisure World Coin Club on their visit to Oak Middle School in Los Alamitos. For 40 years, members of the club have been visiting the school, displaying coins for students and giving them foreign coins.

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

Credits & Kudos

Credits & Kudos must include the writer’s name and mutual, and will be edited for brevity. Mention of a business or service is not an endorsement or recommendation by the LW News or Golden Rain Foundation.

Kathy Elliott of Mutual 1, a LW Weekly carrier, is grateful to neighbor Marilyn McCoskey for giving her several quilted blankets and knitted wraps for the men and women at Long Beach Veterans Medical Center. “She knew I volunteer at the VA,” said Elliott. “Her generosity is overwhelming.”

Letters to the Editor


We have been grateful residents in this fine community for a year. But, we have noted that all community related business meetings are scheduled during normal working hours.

At best, this scheduling discourages those of us who are still in the labor force from having a voice.

Leisure World does not define itself as a retirement community, but this appears to be assumed when these meetings are scheduled.

I write this to raise the issue and consider this when scheduling such meetings. Consider rotating scheduling between days and evenings and give us all the opportunity to be included in the community.

Lee Howell

Mutual 5


I’m happy to give a shout out to the Leisure World Recreation Department. Under the exceptional guidance of Kathy Thayer, office secretary, the recreation staff made sure my mother Jaye Woodington’s celebration of life at Clubhouse 3 was a beautiful experience for all in attendance.

My family and I were touched by mom’s friends who shared their heartfelt experiences and memories of her.

Many remembered her outstanding performances in Leisure World as a professional magician.

For those who inquired about mom’s book, “Marcella’s Once Upon A Time Stories” it is not available in stores but can be checked out at the LW Library.

Tonette Kadrmas

Mutual 1

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: 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 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


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GRF Board of Directors


Clubhouse Four

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10:00 a.m.

1) Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

2) Roll Call

3) President’s Comments

4) Announcements/Service Awards

5) Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update

6) Shareholder/Member Comments

Note: Foundation Shareholder/Members are permitted to make comments before the meeting business of the Board begins. 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

7) Consent Calendar – Approval of Board Committee Meeting Minutes

8) Approval of Minutes

a) January 23, 2018

b) April 24, 2018

9) Reports

a) Los Alamitos Medical Center Advisory Report

b) Management Services Review Ad hoc Committee Report

c) Strategic Planning Ad hoc Committee Report

10) New Business

a) General

i) Funding Request – Director Appreciation Event

b) Architectural Design and Review Committee

i) Clubhouse Six Upstairs Wall Mural

ii) Reserve Funding Request – St. Andrews South, Median

#3, Landscape

iii) Operating Funding Request – Holiday Decorations

iv) Main Gate Landscape Project Funding – Planters

c) Communications

i) Amend Policy 2850-36, Display Advertising Commissions

ii) Amend Policy 2860-36, Advertising Rates

iii) Amend Policy 5581-36, Communications Department


d) Executive Committee

i) Additional Mutual Administration Staffing

ii) Amend Policy 5092.01-30, Board of Directors Censure


iii) Rescind Policy 5092.02-30, Motion to Censure

iv) Rescind Policy 5092.03-30, Correspondence – Notification

of Motion to Censure

v) Approve New Directors’ Handbook

e) Finance Department

i) Accept April Financial Statements

ii) Approve CDAR Purchase

iii) Approve Fifth Amendment to Health Care Center Lease

f) Mutual Administration Committee

i) Amend Policy 2115-33, Distribution Business Services

ii) Amend Policy 1400-33, Co-Occupants and Qualified

Permanent Residents

iii) Amend Policy 1801-33, Qualified Permanent Residents

and Co-Occupant Agreements

iv) Approve New Realtor Documents

g) Physical Property Committee

i) Reserve Funding Request –Trust Property Street Replacement, Phase III (St. Andrews, North)

ii) Capital Funding Request – Conduit Addition, (St. Andrews, North)

iii) Reserve Funding Request – Exterior Painting, Library

iv) Reserve Funding Request – Court Light, Mission Park

h) Recreation Committee

i) Reserve Funding Request – Replacement of Tree Retainer

and Seating Area, Golf Course

ii) Amend Policy 1466-50, Exercise Room Rules, Limitations

and Etiquette

iii) Amend Policy 1468-50, Pool Rules, Limitations and Eti- quette

i) Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

i) Capital Funding Request – Automated Citation System

11) Staff Reports

Director of Finance’s Report – Ms. Miller

Executive Director’s Report – Mr. Ankeny

12) Board Member Comments

13) Next Meeting/Adjournment

Special GRF Board of Directors meeting (Elections),

Tuesday, June 5, 10 a.m. Clubhouse Four

GRF Board

Executive Session

2 p.m., May 22, 2018


Conference Room

NOTE: This meeting is closed to Shareholders/Members per Civil Code §4935

A. Call to Order – President Stone

B. Roll Call

C. Legal

D. Contracts

E. Member Disciplinary Actions

F. Personnel

G. Adjournment

“Agenda is Subject to Change”

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, 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 Mutual 10 (special)

Conference Room B 9 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, May 17 Finance Committee

Conference Room B 10 a.m.

Friday, May 18 Recreation Committee (special)

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, May 18 Renumbering Subcommittee

Administration 3 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Tuesday, May 29 Recreation Committee (special)

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Holiday Carport Cleaning Schedule

The holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2018 is as follows:

Memorial Day,

Monday, May 28

Mutual 10, Carports 117-124, will be cleaned Tuesday, May 29.

Independence Day,

Wednesday, July 4

Mutual 1, Carports 17-24, will be cleaned Thursday, June 28.

Mutual 17, Building 1, will be cleaned Thursday, June 28.

Labor Day,

Monday, Sept. 3

Mutual 1, Carports 1-6, 9-10, will be cleaned Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Mutual 17, Building 3, will be cleaned Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Veterans Day, Nov. 12

Mutual 3, Buildings 39-42, will be cleaned Friday, Nov. 2. Mutual 4, Buildings 54-56, will be cleaned Friday, Nov. 2.

Thanksgiving Day,

Thursday, Nov. 22

Mutual 11, Carports 130, 131, will be cleaned Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Mutual 15, Carports 3, 6-8, 10-13, will be cleaned Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Mutual 16, Carport 9, will be cleaned Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Christmas Day,

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Mutual 10, Carports 117-120, 122-124, will be cleaned Friday, Dec. 21.

Painting, lighting close CH1 and 4

Clubhouse 1 will be closed from June 4-15 for painting. All reservations will be canceled during this time. The possible exception may be the Saturday Night Dance on June 9, if feasible, which will be determined once the project is underway. For further information, contact the GRF Recreation Department by email:


To facilitate the installation of new lighting, each of the craft rooms in Clubhouse 4 will be closed for three days.  The following is the schedule.  In addition, the rooms will be painted sometime this summer, so in anticipation of that, the clubs should start preparing for that project. The Recreation Department will advise when the painting is scheduled as soon as that information becomes available.

•Lapidary – Closed May 23-25

•Ceramics – Closed May 29-31

• Art Room – Closed June 5-7

GRF regrets any inconvenience.


Members attend Lowenthal’s meet-and-greet

Josh Lowenthal, the endorsed Democratic Party candidate for the 72nd Assembly District representing Leisure World, will host a special “meet-and-greet” for Leisure World Democratic Club members and friends on Wednesday, May 23, at 1 p.m. at his newly opened campaign office.

Lowenthal has been a frequent guest of the club appearing as a guest speaker and moderator. He encourages members to bring questions and concerns. The office is located at 2365 Seal Beach Blvd., Suite 101, next to Subway south of Leisure World. For reservations and carpool arrangements, RSVP to or call Laura Wilson at 760-6660.

Members are also encouraged to attend the club’s get together “Lunch Bunch” at Denny’s also on Wednesday, May 23, at 11 a.m., immediately preceding the meet-and-greet in the nearby Lowenthal campaign office.

This fun social event is a great way to meet other club members in an informal setting as well as to learn more about club activities.

The “Lunch Bunch” gathering will continue to be held on the fourth Wednesday of every month. To reserve a spot, call Wilson.

Diana Carey, Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) vice chair and school board candidate for the Huntington Beach Union School District, will lead the club’s first “Voter Information” series on Tuesday, May 22, in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, at 2:30 p.m.

Carey will lead a discussion on the issue of off-shore oil drilling as well as its effect on ocean life, a topic that she is passionate about and has she has written two DPOC resolutions. The club deeply appreciates the ongoing support and commitment it receives from Ms. Carey, and warmly welcomes her input on this issue. Reservations are required. Email or call Program Chair Kathy Moran at 596-0450.

California State Controller Betty Yee will be the featured speaker for the club’s annual fundraiser brunch on Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m. More information can be found on the club’s website:

Information about club membership can also be found on the club website, by calling Membership Chair Rachael Lehmberg at 340-9816, emailing or by attending the next membership meeting on June 20 at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.


Lunch offered to hear candidates on May 26, CH 2

The Leisure World Republican Club will host a luncheon sponsored by the Congressman Dana Rohrabacher Campaign on Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. in Clubhouse 2 for all LW residents to hear three candidates, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher for re-election to the 48th Congressional District; Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas for re-election; and County Supervisor Michelle Steel for re-election. 

It is important to hear first-hand what these candidates stand for and what kind of leadership they bring to the office. All of these leaders have proven over time their value to the State of California and to our nation. 

LW Republican Club voting recommendations will be made available at this event.

Call 335-0779 and leave a message advising how many will be attending the lunch.  This event is restricted to LW residents with LW ID and the candidates’ staff.

Replace expired decals at CH 5

Expiring resident decals are replaced in the satellite Security Office, downstairs in Clubhouse 5. 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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LW Baptist

Leisure World Baptist Church invites everyone to attend services in Clubhouse 4 this week, beginning at 8:40 a.m. with Sunday School, followed by fellowship and coffee from 9:20-9:45 and the morning worship

The congregation will sing, “Find Us Faithful.” The choir selection will be “Til the Storm Passes By.”

Congregational hymns will include “This is my Father’s World,” “Tell Me the Story of Jesus” and “Lamb of Glory.”

Soloist Jean Davidson sings “Redemption Draweth Nigh.”

Reuben Garcia will present a selection in song for the offertory.

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s morning message from  Hebrews 13:9-14 is titled “God’s Grace Frees.”

The Men’s Fellowship meets at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 21, in Clubhouse 3, Room 8.

The Energizers meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

For those who may need spiritual help,the prayer room is attended by a member each Sunday following the morning service.

For more information call 430-2920.

Assembly of God

“A Trip Around the World” is the theme of the missions report that will be given Sunday at Assembly of God Church’s 10:30 a.m. service in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Carolyn vanAalst, missions chairman, will provide a well-researched report about the church’s vital support of missions around the world.

Pastor Sam Pawlak’s message will be “When Pleasing God Becomes a Lifestyle.”

Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger will lead worship songs related to pleasing God.

The 6 p.m. hymn sing in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby is a non-denominational service dedicated to selecting and singing favorite songs.

The gathering attracts residents and others outside Leisure World.

Music will be provided by Cliff Vanderwall, who will sing with his granddaughter.

Pastor Pawlak will bring a brief devotion, followed by fellowship and treats.


Prayer meetings are held Sundays at 10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.


Pastor Pawlak will lead the Bible study at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

The eighth chapter of II Corinthians will be studied, using a workbook available for $2.

Redeemer Lutheran

“Dry Bones and Pentecost” is the theme of Sunday’s sermon by Pastor Gil Moore at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

The Old Testament reading of Ezekiel 37:1-14 will be his text. Carmen Leslie will serve as acolyte and Communion assistant.

The choir will sing “Spirit Song.”

Altar flowers will be from Pastor Moore and his wife, Lavona, in honor of their daughter Chris’ birthday.

The Sunday service with Holy Communion begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by a coffee hour in Fellowship Hall.

The Wednesday Bible class, led by Pastor Lynda Elmer, meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Sept. 23 in Fellowship Hall. The group is beginning a study of the Book of Revelation. All are welcome.


Devotions will be held at 4 p.m. today, Thursday, at Seal Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center.


The Moores and delegates Mickey and Carol Costello will attend the Assembly of the Pacifica Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on May 18-19 at Hope Lutheran Church in Palm Desert.

The congregation website is available at

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

holy family

Holy Family Catholic Church, located at 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe Pentecost, Sunday, May 20.

The First Reading: Acts 2:1-11; Responsorial Psalm: 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:3 B7, 12-13; Alleluia: “Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.” Gospel: John 20:19-23.


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.


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


The Women and Men of Grace Prayer Group meets Wednesdays from10:30-11:45 a.m. at the rectory.


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

For more information, visit

faith christian assembly

Faith Christian Assembly (FCA) has a long-standing tradition of a Sunday evening service.

While some churches have ended that tradition, FCA believes that the best way to honor God is by beginning and ending Sunday with worship.

Martin Lloyd-Jones, the 20th century Welsh minister supported it because he believed there should be a hunger to hear the word of God.

The weekly one-hour service is a good time for extra prayer and fellowship, which could be harder to achieve Sunday mornings.

The Sunday celebration at 5:30 p.m. is a great way to end one week and begin the next. The celebration will be preceded by prayer time at 5 p.m.

Tuesday is Faith Fellowship Time at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room.

To receive a free newsletter or for more information, call 598-9010 or visit

st. theodore episcopal

St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church holds Sunday worship service at 12:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 13564 St. Andrews Drive.

Sunday, May 20, is the Day of Pentecost, called Whitsunday.

The Rev. Mark Shier will be the celebrant for the service of Holy Communion Rite II. His sermon topic will be “The Wind of the Spirit.” A coffee hour follows.

On May 23, the Rev. Lisa Rotchford will be the celebrant for Holy Communion Rite I in the chapel at 1240 Oakmont Road 52-B. The service begins at 11 a.m.

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

First Christian

First Christian Church is honoring the women of the congregation this month.

In addition to Mother’s Day, on May 13 the annual Ladies Tea on May 19 will celebrate their irreplaceable impact and blessing on peoples’ lives.

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

At 9:30, the hospitality room opens for fellowship and light refreshments with Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski, 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 the hymns of worship: “The King of Glory Comes,” “Majesty” and “What A Day That Will Be.” The Communion hymn will be “Victory in Jesus.”

The choir, under the direction of Anita Ragole, will sing “Thou Art Worthy.”

Elder Larry Massey will present the Communion meditation and service. For the offertory, the Praise Team will sing “May Your Kingdom Come.”

Jerry Tester and Janice Chapman will sing “Where Could I Go?” followed by Diane Kindberg who will read Matthew 11:1-6.

Pastor Gene’s message will be “The Coming One,” based on Matthew 11:1-19.

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 Monday or Friday, between 9-11 a.m. for further information.

Community Church

Each week after Sunday worship, the congregation at Community Church is invited to gather for refreshments and conversation.

The fellowship team plans periodic special events and celebrations.

Congregants also sign up to provide refreshments reflecting their creativity and preferences.

New visitors are welcome.

The church is concluding the two-session new member class that will meet from 11 a.m.-noon on Monday, May 21, in the Fireside Room.

Topics will include “Christian Faith: A Way of Seeing Life” and “Community Church and Its Ministry of Hope.”

Class members will be received into membership on Sunday, May 27, at the 9:50 a.m. service.

Pastor Don Roe will present a Think Thru session titled, “What Is a Good Aging, a Christian Perspective” from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Thursday, May 24, in the Fireside Room.

The class, open to everyone, applies to the entire Leisure World community.

 On Sunday, May 20, Pastor Roe will preach the sermon, “The Power of Pentecost!” from Act 2:1-21.

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

beit halev

This week is the beginning of the Jewish festival of Shavuot, when giving the Torah by God to Moses on Mount Sinai is celebrated.

Jews all over the world gather to study Torah and eat, many studying all night.

The Torah reading for this weekend is Bamidbar (“in the desert”), Numbers 2:1-4:20 in the Triennial Cycle.

The Book of Numbers takes its English name from the first recorded census of the Israelites a year after their exodus from Egypt. This census included only men of fighting age. It was designed to transform Israel from a slave people to a military force.

Beit HaLev’s online Shabbat services are led by Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater.

Services are simulcast on and for those who do not have Facebook, on

Friday services begin at 6 p.m. and Saturday services, at 10:30 a.m.


Hebrew classes on Wednesdays begin at at 2 p.m. The discussion class on Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) has been canceled.

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

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

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. They will led by Cantor Marla Barugel. An Oneg Shabbat will follow.

On Saturday, May 19, 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 Karen Isenberg from 9:30 a.m.-noon and a dairy/potluck Kiddush lunch and study from noon-about 1:15 p.m.

The festival of Shavuot commemorating the giving of the law will be celebrated with services at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 20 , and Monday, May 21, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

Rabbi Rachel Axelrad will lead both services.

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

christian women

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6 for a potluck breakfast.

The new book, “Women of the Bible” by Ann Spangler and Jean Syswerda will be studied.

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 Spence

LW KOREAN church

Members of Leisure World Korean Church gather to sing songs of praise at 10 a.m. on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 8.

Participants learn to sing songs of praise during the gatherings.

Martha Joo will perform at the piano.


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

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

Rock Church

The Rock Church, Seal Beach campus, welcomes everyone for weekly services for all ages at Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Dr., Seal Beach. Sunday services are at 10 a.m. in English and 1:45 p.m. in Spanish.

For more information, call (714) 526-8233.


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Cards and Games Scoreboard

Fun Time Pinochle Club winners May 14: Oscar Moya, 12,530; Ruth Bonnema, 11,360; Diana Lambert, 11,350. The club meets from noon-4 p.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at 240-5416.


Monday Bridge Club winners May 14: Shelia Hanley, Pat More, Jan Craven, Paul Chang. 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 May 12: Bert Sellers, 12,150; Nancy Wheeler, 11,890; Jim Kaspar, 11,670; Peg Kaspar, 1,380. Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peggy Kaspar at 799-0433.

–Bert Sellers


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club winners May 12: N/S: Sibyl Smith-Jeanette Estill; Dalia Hernandez-Joyce Henderson. E/W: Chie Wickham-Cooie Dampman; Howard Smith-Joyce Basch. Winners May 11: N/S: Bill Linskey-Larry Slutsky; Jean Kato-Barbara Harris; Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; Ted Cooper-Marlene McIlroy; Cookie Pham-Paul Chen. E/W: Nancy Lichter-Bill Dewell; Al Appel-Joan Tschirki; Ellen Kice-Russ Gray; Barbara Vann-Dorothy Favre; Jeanette Estill-Eileen Kotecki. The club meets Fridays and Saturdays at 12:15 p.m. n Clubhouse 1. For information on how to play or join, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898 0669. The next special event is the club championship tomorrow, Friday.

– Fred Reker


Saturday Social Bunco Club winners May 12: Most buncos: Kathy Repasi. Most wins: Rita Visloskie. Most babies: Tie among Rose Marie Sprague, Norah Williams and Pauline Fitzsimons. Most losses: Linda Castellanos. Door prize winner: Doris Dack.The next meeting is May 26 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Signups begin at 1 p.m. Due to the demand for tables, a 1:30 p.m. arrival is advised. Play begins at 2 p.m. The club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. For more information, call Doris Dack, president, at (714) 356-0443.


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners May 10: N/S: First in Strats A, B, and C: Winnie Warga-John Hagman; second in Strat A: Eileen Kotecki-Christine Frumen; third in Strat A, second in Strat B: Bud Parish-Sue Fardette; fourth in Strat A: Bill Linskey-Howard Smith; fifth in Strat A: third in Strat B: Jack Dampman-Emma Trepinski; fourth in Strat B: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah; second in Strat C: Cookie Pham-George Koehm. E/W: First in Strat A: Larry Slutsky-Verna Baccus; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Jeanette Estill-Hanefi Erten; third in Strat A: Judith Jones-Al Appel; fourth in Strat A: Joyce Henderson-Rob Preece; fifth in Strat A: Dorothy Favre-Cooie Dampman; second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Chie Wickham-Sally Fenton; third in Strat B: Nancy Lichter-Tybie Becker; second in Strat C: Midge Dunagan-Monica Gettis. Winners May 7: N/S: First in Strats A, B and C: Nancy Lichter-Richard Norris; second in Strat A: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah; third in Strat A, second in Strat B: Judy Carter-Johnson-Mark Singer; fourth in Strat A: Sue Fardette-Verna Burns; fifth in Strat A: Midge Dunagan-Monica Gettis. E/W: First in Strat A: Joyce Henderson-Thad Mikols; second in Strat A: Hank Dunbar-Rob Preece; third in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Hanefi Erten; fourth in Strat A, first in Strat B: Russ Gray-Mike Ullman; fifth in Strat A: Marilyn McClintock-Jeanette Estill; second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Cookie Pham-Ellen Kice. Games are played Mondays 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

cribbage club

Marcy Locy won her seventh star with seven wins and a perfect score of 847 in Cribbage Club play on May 8.  

She was followed by Jane Legus, 841; Russ Gray, a new player, 839; and Gene Smith, 837.

Dave LaCasia, Bea Lissow, Pat Blum and Kent Davidson had six games of 121.  Jorge Moy had no wins. 

Ruth Depuy celebrated a birthday by providing members with cookies and ice cream.  Ruth and Eileen Dohl 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 begin.

– Bobbie Stral

Women’s Golf Club

A field of 44 members of the Women’s Golf Club played for low gross, low net and birdies in weekly play on May 8.

Highlight of the day was GeeGee Kwak’s hole-in-one.

She was also low gross winner in the first flight with a 26 and collected three birdies along the way.

Flight winners:

A: Low gross: GeeGee Kwak, 26. Low net: Janice Turner, 23. Birdies/hole: GeeGee Kwak, 2, 4, 7; Janice Turner, 8; Bert Thompson, 8; Marilyn Hewitt, 6; Jane Song, 3; Helen Yoon, 3; Myung Kim, 4.

B: Low gross: Theresa Lim, 30. Low net: Tie between Sun Lee and Soo Kim 24. Birdies: Theresa Lim, 4, 9; Sun Lee, 8; Sally Park, 9.

C: Low gross: Grace Choi, 29. Low net: Melinda Lee, 25. Birdies/hole: Grace Choi, 8.

D: Low gross: Tie between Jean Cose and Neva Senske, 34. Low net: Louise Seifert, 21. Birdies/hole: Jean Cose, 6; Sandra de Dubovay, 8; Evelyn Scherber, 9; Joyce Bizzell, 8; Louise Seifert, 9.

 – Mary Ann Moore

Chess Club Puzzle

This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, white’s next move is checkmate.


Chess partners are available in Leisure World when the LW Chess Club meets from 2-6:30 p.m. on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Beginners are welcome for free lessons.


Solution to this week’s puzzle: Qd7. The white queen moves from f5 to d7. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.

shuffleboard club

Although the 2017/2018 Shuffleboard Club’s season is over, members have not stopped practicing.

This month the Clubhouse 1 courts will be open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-noon for members and others.

Shuffleboard is an entertaining and challenging game of skill and strategy.

No partners are necessary, and all equipment is provided.  Residents are invited to get acquainted with the game, meet others, attend social events, and get some light exercise.

Only requirements are closed toe and non-skid shoes. 


Next season’s league play will start in late September or early October. 

To join or try out the game, practices for the summer starting on May 23 will be from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the shuffleboard courts behind Clubhouse 1.

For more information,contact President Carrie Kistner at (949) 300-0285.

Monday Golf

Gary Stivers played well enough to defeat his first flight opponents with a nifty 67 in Monday Golf group play on May 7 at the local course.

He made two birdie putts and had the fewest putts in the flight, 29.

Stivers was followed by Paul Cose, 69; Bill McKusky, 70, followed by Sam Choi and Merle McGee.

Cose, Sam Choi and McGee had birdies.

Marv Ballard won the second flight and had the fewest putts. Bob Munn was second.

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

ladies q club

Sally Mansis was Fun Day winner at the monthly meeting of the Ladies Q Club on May 9 in Clubhouse 1. Milly Larsen was second.

Also in attendance were Kathy Engelhardt, Shery Wells, Susan Shaver, Jane Legus, Sandy Bird and Guta Basner.

Tournaments are played on the second Wednesday of the month.

To join, show up at practice at 10 a.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1.

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Health Expo

The Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce will present the 11th annual Seal Beach “Be More Healthy” Expo on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. It will be held at Eisenhower Park and the Pier, in Old Town Seal Beach.

There is no admission charge.

Health professionals will provide health screenings for glucose, stroke prevention, bone density, blood pressure, body analysis, chiropractic, acupuncture, skin care, healthy eating, safety and green cleaning.

A section has been set aside for children, an added convenience or seniors who bring their younger family members.

Of particular interest will be demonstrations of exercises designed with the senior in mind.

The Chamber is in the process of confirming transportation from Leisure World to the Expo.

For more information, contact Diana Bean at (209) 642-1114 or, register at

Weekly health, exercise classes

Impaired Vision and Hearing Club

The Support Group of the Impaired Vision and Hearing Club will meet from 10-11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. All are invited to attend.

Those with failing vision can learn how to deal with the problems that arise.

For more information, call Sharon Kohn at 596-1969.

Ageless Grace

The eight-week program is offered on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Remaining class dates in the current program are, May 21 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

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.


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.

Chair Exercise

Classes are offered from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays in Clubhouse 1. Classes are for men and women at all fitness levels.

For more information, call 493-7063.

Feeling Good Exercise

Move to the music from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1, with Sarah Grusmark and Thursdays with Katie Sellards.

The fee is $3 a class. People of all fitness levels are welcome. For more information, call Cathleen Walters at 598-9149.


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.

Wa-Rite Club

It was announced at the May 11 meeting of the Wa-Rite Club that Bev Bender was the top loser this week, dropping three pounds.

She attributed her loss to not being able to find the refrigerator due to work being done in her kitchen. Seriously, she walked more and ate less.

Guest speaker, Dr. Nancy Smith discussed some of the more interesting questions her patients have asked during her long career as a physician.

The food for thought of the week was if people have gone from wanting to be “skinny” as a goal to being healthy and strong.

Being overweight causes so many other health issues, so working on slimming down for good health benefits is a big plus.

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 served weekdays at 11:15 a.m. Arrive by 11 a.m. to check in. 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.

Monday, May 21: Macaroni and cheese casserole, stewed tomatoes with croutons, California-blend vegetables, wheat bread, fresh melon.

Tuesday, May 22: Moroccan lentil and vegetable soup with salt-free crackers, shepherd’s pie, spinach and orange salad, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, May 23: Ham and zucchini frittata, romaine salad with tomatoes and balsamic dressing, mini blueberry muffin, gelatin.

Thursday, May 24: Chicken Marsala with angel hair pasta, Italian blend vegetables, wheat dinner roll, regular and diet ice cream.

Friday, May 25: Rich beef goulash, brown rice, spinach, sour cream on the side, regular and diet peach crisp.

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc. (MOWLB), a non-profit group, delivers a variety of home-cooked meals to Leisure World shareholders; cost, $8 per day for two meals, dessert and beverage. Meals are delivered between 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include a complete hot dinner, lunch of a salad or sandwich with a small side salad, dessert and carton of 1 percent lowfat milk. Contact Lisa Valdez at 433-023.

Monday, May 21: Chili rubbed fish, corn, peas and carrots, watermelon chunks, roast beef, turkey and cheese deli sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and pickle, orzo pasta salad.

Tuesday, May 22: Hawaiian pineapple chicken breast, rice and barley pilaf, Brussels sprouts, fresh banana, Chinese chicken salad with Mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion, Asian dressing.

Wednesday, May 23: Meatloaf with brown gravy, garlic, chive mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, mandarin oranges with jicama, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, pickle, cole slaw.

Thursday, May 24: Baked chicken leg with barbecue sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, carrots, ambrosia salad, egg salad sandwich with lettuce, tomato, homemade marinated beet salad.

Friday, May 25: Polish sausage with sauerkraut, baked beans, chocolate cake, chicken salad with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing.

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Arts and Leisure May 17 2018

LW Dance Classes and Clubs

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; no experience is necessary; $5 per class. For more information, contact Joyce, 598-1988 or 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.

•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 from 2:30-3 p.m., intermediates, 3-4:30 p.m. Members dance to popular favorites at the beginning and learn newer dances in the last hour. Takako Mitchell is the instructor. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Leisure Time Dancers: Fox trot and salsa mambo 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., 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., 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 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.

Rancho Los Cerritos Paint Night is June 21

Celebrate the first day of summer with an evening at Rancho Los Cerritos, which will host Paint Night with artist Ron Libbrecht. He will guide guests through the creation of a unique watercolor painting inspired by the rancho’s gardens.

This workshop is open to artists of all experience levels. The registration fee includes materials, wine and cheese.

Paint Night at Rancho Los Cerritos is Thursday, June 21, from 6-8 p.m.; $35 per person.

Register at

Libbrecht has traveled the world, capturing its beauty on his canvas. When he’s not painting abroad in places like Hawaii, France, Italy and Spain, he’s painting locally in Southern California. In addition to painting outdoors “en plein air,” he also creates vivid works in his home studio. His passion for art led him to open APC Fine Arts Gallery in Torrance, where he curates monthly art shows and conducts weekly art classes.

Rancho Los Cerritos is an historic home in Long Beach. Built in 1844, the adobe home and grounds of Rancho Los Cerritos echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican, and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings to a modern, urban society.

The two-story Monterey-style adobe is primarily furnished to reflect occupants and lifestyles from the 1840s-1930s. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. It is operated by the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation in a public/private partnership with the City of Long Beach. For more information, call 206-2040, visit, and follow the Rancho on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

LB Symphony Orchestra Bus Transportation

Long Beach Symphony provides a bus from Leisure World to Long Beach Symphony Classics concerts. The season ends June 2.

For the concert schedule, visit For more information on bus transportation, call bus hostess Dolores Volpe, 799-9310, or Jan Berliner, 386-6006.

Community Karaoke

It was a full house for the Community Karaoke Club on Wednesday night. Several couples danced to Audrey McKenzie’s “Wayward Wind,” Vickie VanErt’s “Wishing and Hoping,” Culley Eaby’s “Achy Breaky Heart” and Janice Chapman’s “Two Open Arms.”

The group welcomed a first-timer Michael Pope who sang “Unforgettable.”

Ric Dizon chose his song, “Mama,” in honor of Mother’s Day on May 13.

Duets are always enjoyable from Susan Kelleghan and Bev Adams and Walter and Sue Pippo.

Other singers included Charlie Guggino, Pete Tupas, Vito Villamor, Tony Tupas, Byong Choi, Tosca Lies, Ken Harpham, Bob Dodson, Tino Tupas, Ren Villanueva, Mila Cruz, Ruby Johnson and Rick Hering.

All are welcome on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Naples Rib Company Menu

Naples Rib Company, 5800 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, will bring dinner service to Clubhouse 1 on the first and third Mondays of the month. Dinners include a mini loaf of cornbread with honeybutter, extra barbecue sauce, cole slaw and barbecued beans (tax included). Reservations are required and can be made online at People may also call in orders to Naples Rib Company Monday-Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. any day at 439-7427.

May 21


Prime Rib (8 oz) $20

5 Rib Bones $16

Tri Tip (6 oz) $16

1/2 Chicken $15

Pasta Primavera $13


Ribs and ¼ Chicken $18

Ribs and Tri Tip $20

(5 Bones and 6 oz Tri Tip)

1/4 Chicken and Tri Tip (6 oz) $18


Add one Louisana hot sausage, $2

Add bottled water or a can of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, $1.50

GRF Weekly Dance

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

Linda Herman will play mixed ballroom on May 19.

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.

Community Sing ends season May 22

The Community Sing will meet on Tuesday, May 22, in Clubhouse 1 at 6:30 p.m. People who want to perform during the first half hour (Opening Acts) should sign in at 6 with emcee Betty Ballen.

Bring music for the pianist.

This evening will be the last Community Sing until Sept. 11.  Leisure Worlders are welcome to come, bring finger food in disposable containers. If necessary, supply serving utensils with names taped to the handles.

Betty will introduce the opening acts and lead group singing. At 7:15, the audience will be invited to partake of the treats.

On May 8, leader Nancy Maggio greeted the audience then introduced Bob Barnum as the first Opening Act.  He sang “Witchita Lineman,” using his music machine as accompaniment. Then Betty Ballen sang “Birth of the Blues,” followed by Byong Choi, “Beautiful Dreamer”; Pat Kair and Nancy Maggio, “You Are My Sunshine”; Barbara McIlhaney and Ethel Carter did a piano duet, “Reverie”; and Nancy Maggio sang “Just in Time” a capella.

Barbara, the pianist for the evening, accompanied two of the soloists.  

After leading the flag salute and “God Bless America,” Nancy led group singing until 7:15 when she introduced her half-time guests, The Spiritones.

Six women in matching black jackets with “Spiritones” on the back and music-theme scarves, sang barbershop harmony. Lois Sellars, Susan Kellahan, Kay Pushman, Carmen Edwards, Pat Kair and Nancy Maggio gave a professional performance, singing “Ride the Chariot,” “Favorite Things,” “Eidelweiss,” “San Francisco Bay Blues” and “Swing Down.”  Members of the audience gave them a standing ovation, cheers and loud applause.

After the magnificent performance, Nancy wrapped up with more group singing and ended with “Kumbaya.”  Thanks to pianist, Barbara McIlhaney; stage manager and book lender Bob Barnum; and Clarence Hoffman, sound technician.

Genealogy Club meets May 23

The Genealogy Club will meet at 10 a.m. on May 23 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Colleen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D, will speak on “Genealogy and the Six Degrees of Separation—How to find Anyone in the World.”

Fitzpatrick, a dynamic speaker and forensic genealogist, is returning to the club with an entirely new and fascinating topic.

What if you could find anyone anywhere in the world? What if you could research in any library or archive in any country you need to? Wouldn’t it make the “impossible” brick wall less daunting? Today, advances in technology—especially the Internet—have made it easier to reach out to potential relatives on the other side of the world and to consult social networks and genealogical websites.

Fitzpatrick will share tips and tricks people can use to locate and communicate with people all over the world. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for a social time.

The Leisure World Genealogy Board is pleased to announce a special benefit for members. During May and June, a free raffle ticket will be given to each person who uses the Genealogy Research Library (one per day). It’s open Tuesday-Thursday from 1- 4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 10. One raffle ticket will be drawn on May 31 and June 30. The prize will be a personal video donated by Bonnie Z. Cooper of “Let’s Talk.”

GRF Movie

“Far from the Madding Crowd,” rated PG, will be shown at 7 p.m. (note time change for this month only) on Wednesday, May 23, in Clubhouse 4.

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, the story is about Bathsheba Everdene who attracts three different suitors: a sheep farmer, a dashing soldier and a prosperous, older bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s passions explores the nature of relationships, love and resilience. Some scenes and language may offend some people.

Golf practice cage is closed

The golf hitting and practice cage at Clubhouse 2 is closed due to construction.

It is expected to reopen at the end of July.

The GRF regrets the inconvenience.

Velvetones to play May 20

The Velvetones Ballroom Orchestra featuring vocalists Tommy Williams and Marcia Ford will be swinging at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, in Clubhouse 4. Admission is free. Bring friends, food and drinks. All are welcome.

Let the Good Times Roll to rock ’n roll May 20

Dust off those Hippie peace signs and beads. Don your most colorful t-shirt from the 60s and revisit Woodstock 1969 in Clubhouse 2 this Saturday, May 20.

The Let the Good Times Roll Club will present a selection of songs sung by some of the 32 artists that performed during the three-day Woodstock festival in October 1969.

The show and dance will be held in Clubhouse 2; doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Club members have chosen songs celebrating the music of Joan Baez, Sha Na Na, Credence Clearwater Revival, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jefferson Airplane and Joe Cocker.

Many of the songs are of the folk genre and contain messages of peace and freedom.

Performers include Tosca Lies, Audrey McKenzie, Lu DeSantis, Carmen Edwards,Josie DelPino, Erika Greewood, announcer Jackie Hildebrand Frank Destra.

The newest member, Adrian Rosenfeld, will provide a short comedy monologue.

The Ben Berg Rhythm Rockers will provide rock and roll music for dancing to complete the night’s performance.

The club will furnish snacks, ice, cups and water. There is no admission, and guests are welcome to bring their own beverages.

“Join us for a fun evening of music and dancing and meeting friends,” invites Frank Destra, club president.

Video Producers Club

Learn how to use your cell phone or tablet to take videos from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays: Beginners, second and fourth Wednesdays; general information, first and third Wednesdays.

Learn how to transfer VHS tapes to DVD and audio cassettes to discs on Tuesdays 10 a.m.-noon.

The Video Producers Club is located in Clubhouse 3, Room 12-A; free. For more information, call the VPC room at 431-6586, ext. 287, or drop by weekdays from 10 a.m.-noon.

LB Heritage Walking Tour

Join Long Beach Heritage, Saturday, May 19, for a walking tour of downtown Long Beach, which was recently voted the best walkable, large city in Southern California by Walk Score, a company that rates neighborhoods throughout the United States.

Long Beach is filled with historic gems. From modern architecture to the Art Deco style, it’s all here and waiting to be discovered.

The Walking Tour Program fosters preservation advocacy and education throughout Long Beach.

A few of the buildings included on the tour are the WPA Mural-Recreation in Long Beach, Insurance Exchange Building, The Breakers, The Willmore Building, Farmers & Merchants Bank, First National Bank and the Security Bank Building.

Tours are held the third Saturday of each month.

The tour begins at 9:30 a.m. and lasts 2-2½ hours. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased through Pay Pal at Tickets will be held in will-call and distributed at the meeting site. Free parking is available at the Third and Promenade parking structure until noon. For additional information, call 493-7019 or visit

Long Beach Heritage is a non-profit education and advocacy group which promotes public knowledge and preservation of significant historic and architectural resources and the cultural heritage of Long Beach.

OLLI celebrates 10 years

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI senior university) is celebrating 10 years of bringing college-level classes to Leisure World. Everyone is welcome to the ice cream social on Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. New classes coming to Leisure World this summer and fall will be introduced.

Friends and neighbors who might not know about OLLI are especially welcome. OLLI senior university is based at California State University, Long Beach, but Leisure World residents don’t have to travel any farther than Clubhouse 3 to experience lifelong learning.

If OLLI is to stay on the Leisure World campus, it is important to demonstrate that residents are interested in attending classes here.

Leisure World classes must be comprised of a minimum of 50 percent residents. OLLI organizers are working on strategies to accomplish that. Members are asked to spread the word and share the excitement they experience through OLLI.

Leisure World residents have priority registration for classes held here. On-site registration will be held on May 23-24 for these classes.

SBTV Channel 3

SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at Thursday, May 17

4 pm Nancy Ray, Stock Transfer

5 pm Impaired Vision and

Hearing Club

5:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity

6 pm Community Sing with

Betty Ballen

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm McGaugh 3rd Grade Concert

8:40 pm McGaugh 4th Grade Go West!

9:30 pm Americana Awards 2018

11 pm On Q—#8bitJazzHeroes

Friday, May 18

4 pm American Legion

Fashion Show

5 pm Doo Wop April 2018

6 pm Calvary Chapel

6:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

7:30 pm McGaugh 4th Grade Go West!

8:30 pm Vintage Vehicles

9 pm Studio Cafe

10 pm Miss Seal Beach Highlights

Saturday, May 19

4 pm Author JA Jance

5:15 pm Dawn’s Car Show

5:30 pm Emma Ballen and Friends

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm LAUSD

10 pm Society of Seven

Sunday, May 20

4 pm Bob Cole Conservance

5 pm McGaugh 3rd Grade Concert

6 pm McGaugh 4th Grade Concert

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, May 21

4 pm Easter Egg Decorating Contest

5:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity

6 pm Studio Cafe

7 pm SB Planning Comm. Mtg

9 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach

Virginia Haley Celebrates 100

10 pm Live at the Ford Theater

Tuesday, May 22

4 pm Impaired Vision and

Hearing Club

4:30 pm Author JA Jance

5:45 pm Dawn’s Car Show

6 pm Calvary Chapel

6:30 pm Emma Ballen and Friends

7 pm McGaugh 3rd Grade Concert

7:40 pm McGaugh 4th Grade Concert

8:30 pm Studio Cafe

9:30 pm Miss Seal Beach

Highlights 2017

11 pm Cerritos Center

Wednesday, May 23

4 pm Easter Egg Decorating Contest

5:30 pm American Legion

Fashion Show

6:30 pm Community Sing with

Betty Ballen

7:15 pm Dawn’s Car Show

7:30 pm Doo Wop April 2018

8:30 pm Sea Inside

9 pm Studio Cafe

10 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

10:30 pmSociety of Seven

*All programming is subject to change.

The Entertainers to feature musical couple

The Entertainer’s Club will present its next production, “My Favorite Broadway,” on Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. It stars Eric and Sandra Nelson in an intimate cabaret-style performance of Broadway standards. Eric will sing and play piano, and Sandra will play violin, flute and percussion.

Eric has always loved the songs from Broadway musicals. He has acted in or directed over 45 productions for local community theater groups and at St. Paul High School, where he taught for almost 30 years.

His wife, Sandy, was trained as a classical musician, beginning at age 38 in Kentucky.

They met in Leisure World four years ago when they were both recruited to play in The Company’s spring show, and have been making beautiful music together in Mutual 2 ever since.

They now perform with the Entertainer’s Club and are taking this opportunity to do a solo show together.

As indicated by the title, the show will feature beloved songs from shows by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe, and other shows such as “The Music Man” and “Man of La Mancha.”

Don’t miss this fun program of popular tunes.

Admission is free, and snacks and wine will be provided.

Ad Hoc Singalong Club celebrates song weekly

The Ad Hoc Singalong Club meets on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 for an hour of group singing.

Pianist Barbara McIlhaney accompanies the group.

Selections include old favorite songs like “Frenesi,” “Galway Bay,” “Goodbye to Rome,” “Harbor Lights,” “Hawaiian Wedding Song,” “Hernando’s Hideaway,” “High Hopes,” “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “I’m an Old Cowhand,” “Indian Summer,” “Isle of Capri,” and more.

At 5 p.m., some members go out to dinner.

Restaurant Reviews

Leisure World residents are welcome to submit reviews of their favorite restaurants and should include their names, and mutual and telephone numbers. The restaurant’s full name, telephone number, address and operating hours should be provided. The reviews are subject to editing and will run as space allows. Email them to; for information, call 472-1277.

Garden Club topic is roses

Garden Club member Chris Abel will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the club on Monday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.

He will discuss how to keep roses healthy and how to take care of them if disease or infestation strikes.

He will also cover pruning, fertilizers, insecticides and other good things for roses.                             

This is a return engagement for Abel, who presented a well-received program on air plants in November.

Abel is a passionate home gardener and has many years of experience growing roses as well as raising orchids, succulents and a wide range of other plants. 

This year’s luncheon on June 18 will be catered by Naples Rib Company, and the theme is “Sports.”

Tickets, $20, will be available in the lobby from 12:30 until the meeting starts, or call Gail Levitt at 596-1346 to purchase them.

People can wear sporting attire or paraphernalia representing their favorite teams.

The We Care table will be in the lobby for donations of non-perishable food items, gift cards and cash.

This will be the last opportunity to donate to WE CARE until September since the Garden Club goes dark in July and August, and the table won’t be set up in June.

Members are asked to be extra generous this month to help the Los Alamitos food pantry and resource center continue providing assistance to people in need throughout the summer.

Coffee, tea and cookies will be served after the meeting. 

Art League winners announced

Winners of first-place awards at the May 8 Art League meeting are Barbara Simundza, best of show; and Mary DiDonna, intermediate and popular vote. Carmen Leslie won in the masters category, and Lobo Yang, for three-dimensional work.

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Serving Others

by Maureen Habel

LW contributor

Gene Vesely was born to help people. Currently first vice-president and membership chair for the Y Service Club, he is frequently seen in his big white van racing off to do numerous small jobs for neighbors. Gene’s van also sees a lot of action picking up rummage sale items and storing them in carport cupboards generously donated for the club’s use by shareholders.

Born in Detroit, Gene was raised in Battle Creek, Michigan, and attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. He joined the Marine Corps and headed off for basic training in sunny Southern California before serving for two years as a combat vet in Vietnam. Gene was a member of a Combined Action Platoon, a group of 12 Marines and a medic who lived and worked alongside local militiamen in South Vietnam, providing 24-hour security, daily medical support and fostering social interaction through civic action projects. Through this life-changing experience, Gene came to love the Vietnamese people and their culture. After leaving the service, he moved to California, went back to Michigan and then settled permanently in California in 1980. He then embarked on a 30-year career at the nearby Naval Weapons Station, spending 16 years in ordnance and missile shops.

Gene moved to Leisure World in 2008 and became an active member of the Y Service Club. He enjoys working the pancake breakfasts because people have fun and are so appreciative of efforts made on their behalf.

Gene also plays a big role in the semi-annual rummage sales that require months of preparation and organization, in addition to the “big day” of the sales.

When asked what he likes most about being a Y Service Club member, he says that he really enjoys doing small jobs for people who need help doing tasks that they are no longer able to do independently. While doing basic service jobs, he also likes having the chance to visit with people who otherwise don’t have much social contact. Gene also values the friendships he has made with other Y Club members, getting to know and help each other on joint projects. He also likes hanging around positive people who have “an attitude of gratitude.”

For information on how to become a Y Service Club member, contact – guess who? – Membership Chair Gene Vesely at 522-0958.


GRF President Linda Stone is guest tomorrow

Linda Stone, president of the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors, will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club tomorrow, May 18, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Her topic will be the differences between Mutuals and GRF. If there’s time, she will take questions regarding the GRF Board and community.

Ms. Stone served on the Mutual 3 Board of Directors for four years, two years as CFO and two terms as Mutual president, before joining the GRF Board of Directors as the Mutual 3 representative.

She has served on the GRF Board for five years, one year as corporate secretary, two years as treasurer, a year as vice president and currently as president.

She left the work force as the president/CEO of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and the editor/publisher of the Lakewood Community News.

She has lived in Leisure World for 20 years, first in Mutual 6 from and currently in Mutual 3. She has two sons, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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

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.


Expo, swap meet slated June 16

The GRF Recreation Department will host a Swap Meet and Emergency Expo on Saturday, June 16, in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-noon.

Vendors who are interested in securing a space should contact the Recreation Department as soon as possible as space will be allotted on a first come, first served basis. Tables are $10 for a single and $25 for a double (no half tables). Vendors may provide their own canopies as they are not available through GRF.

Come out and meet your neighbors and find new and gently used treasures, while learning about emergency preparedness goods and services offered locally.

Inquiries regarding the Emergency Expo may be directed to Eloy Gomez, safety/emergency coordinator, at Inquiries about the event may be directed to the Recreation Department at or at 431-6586, ext. 326.


Foot-stompin’ music opens Veteran’s Plaza

Golden Rain Foundation, in conjunction with the Recreation Department, will host a country festival on Friday, June 8, in conjunction with the grand opening of the new Veteran’s Plaza, located at the Clubhouse 3 and 4 complex.

A country-style barbecue is planned along with some foot- stompin’ line dancing with music provided by Billy Erickson and the Bandits. Whether performing as a solo act or with his band, “The Bandits”, Billy takes the audience on a nostalgic trip through memorable country, with frequent detours to classic rock of the 50s, 60s, and 70s (“Peggy Sue,” “Country Roads,” “Sundown”), then onto some refreshingly fun jaunts with impersonations of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley. Throughout the journey, Billy includes lots of audience participation and humorous dialogue and loves to take requests.

The fun starts at 4 p.m. If you don’t plan to walk. A Park and Ride continuous shuttle will be provided from Clubhouse 6, starting at 3:30 p.m.

Information inquiries may be directed to

Shopping at Ralph’s, AmazonSmile benefits Golden Age Foundation

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is enrolled in the Ralph’s Community Contribution and the AmazonSmile charitable awards programs.

AmazonSmile gives the GAF a percentage of every AmazonSmile purchase made by people who sign up and designate the Golden Age Foundation as their charity of choice. There is no cost to the purchaser.

To participate and give to the GAF:

• Sign in with existing Amazon account information or create a new account. It’s easy and free.

• Type in Golden Age Foundation, Inc., as the charity you’d like to support. Make sure the location is Seal Beach, CA.

• Don’t forget to start at when shopping.

Residents and friends are encouraged to sign up to participate in the program.

Shopping at contributes money to the GAF from residents and friends to provide services for the Leisure World community.

Shareholders can also contribute to the GAF by enrolling in the Ralph’s Rewards Program. To register on online , visit or call (800) 443-4438.

Step-by-step instructions are available at the website. Click on Community, then Community Contributions, and “Enroll Now.”

A percentage of purchases made using the Ralph’s Reward card are donated to the GAF. When shopping be sure to check the bottom of the receipt to verify that GAF received credit.

The Golden Age Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that has made a positive impact in the Leisure World community since 1973. The Foundation’s tax ID # is 23-7273105.

KAA will honor Korean War veterans at dinner June 14

The Korean American Association of Seal Beach Leisure World will honor Korean War veterans for their sacrifice and dedication during the service of Korean War in 1950-1953 at a dinner at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, in Clubhouse 2. All Korean War veterans are invited.

A catered Korean barbecued dinner will be served and gifts given to each veteran. The Korean-American Chorale will sing “Armed Forces – The Pride of America!,” translated into Korean, and also other familiar songs to entertain the veterans.

Early arrival for parking is recommended. A large number of Korean American Association members is expected.

RSVP is required by calling Anna Derby at 301-5339 before Friday, June 8.

GAF meeting is May 23, 2 p.m.

The Golden Age Foundation Board will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 23, at 2 p.m. in the Administration Building Conference Room.

All members of the Foundation are welcome to attend the monthly meetings.


Bingo played Sundays in CH 2

Bingo sponsored by a different club each week is played Sundays at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 1. All LWers are welcome.

The games on Sunday, May 20, will be hosted by St. Therese Guild of Holy Family Parish.

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.


May 22 meeting includes new GRF policies for golf carts, more

The Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club will hold its first-ever open house on May 22 in Clubhouse 2, beginning at noon with a potluck luncheon. Every LWer with a golf cart, or who is thinking of buying one and wants to learn more about this ideal mode of transportation, is welcome to this special meeting.

Due to recent changes in GRF policies, the meeting’s agenda will include three important topics:

• A schedule of times and dates when new GRF golf cart decals will be issued at the club’s Pit Stop repair area

• A list of mutuals that prohibit “outside” golf carts on their walkways

• The apparent increase in parking tickets issued to golf carts.

Club president Tom Davis will review this summer’s list of club barbecue picnics. He will call on all members to assist with preparations for these labor-intensive, but very popular activities. If there are not enough volunteers, to set up, help with barbecuing and clean-up, these meetings will be canceled.

Keeping with its traditions, and at the urging of members, the club will once again stage a July 4th parade. This is a great  and patriotic opportunity for golf carters to decorate their carts in the wildest schemes of red, white and blue.  Last year’s 4th of July parade brought out more than 100 golf carts, all flying flags and

Concerned Shareholders meet May 24

The Concerned Shareholders will meet Thursday, May 24, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

An open discussion will include:

• New Monument Signs

• Creation of an Aquatic Center

• New Mission Park

• The Changes to the Governing Documents

Dues for 2018, are $3. There are no dues for life members.

Monthly meetings are on the fourth Thursday of the month.


Club’s monthly dog walk is May 21

The Paws, Claws and Beaks, a Leisure World pet lovers club, will hold a May dog walk on Monday, May 21 at 11 a.m. departing from the Amphitheater bus benches.

The group will walk north on St. Andrews Drive towards Northwood Road.

Shareholders don’t need to be a member to participate.  Join the group to meet and greet people and furry ones.

There will be water and bowls for the dogs, plus water for the owners.

For further information, call Frank DePalma, (714)319-7646.


Presentation on iPad is today

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

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

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.


Card parties held on 4th Wednesday

PEO, Chapter RT’s, card party and luncheon is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month in Clubhouse 2 at noon. Be seated by 11:45 a.m. The next party is May 23.

There are many games to play— Chinese checkers, dominoes, Skip Bo, rummy cubes, Scrabble, poker, Euchre, Pitch, Uno, Phase 10, bridge, canasta, Hand & Foot, Shanghai Rummy, and many more. Gather friends and start a new table.

All Leisure World residents are invited, ladies, gents, mix or match.  PEO membership is not required. Get a foursome together or just come for lunch and enjoy the meal. The luncheon is $11, including tax and tip, and includes an entrée, salad, roll, dessert and beverage of choice.

Everyone must have a reservation.  Call Jan Krehbiel before May 19 for a new table or to make changes to standing reservations.


Club’s monthly dog walk is May 21

The Paws, Claws and Beaks, a Leisure World pet lovers club, will hold a May dog walk on Monday, May 21 at 11 a.m. departing from the Amphitheater bus benches.

The group will walk north on St. Andrews Drive towards Northwood Road.

Shareholders don’t need to be a member to participate.  Join the group to meet and greet people and furry ones.

There will be water and bowls for the dogs, plus water for the owners.

For further information, call Frank DePalma, (714)319-7646.


Class held at 8 a.m. today in Clubhouse 2

The Korean American Music Appreciation class will meet at 8 a.m. today, May 17, in Clubhouse 2.

Ken Chong will illustrate classical music using Niccolò Paganini’s, Violin Concerto No. 1 and Richard Strauss’, opera “Der Rosenkavalier.”

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.


Introduction to computers class set

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

• Monday, May 21, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

9 a.m. – Test Preparation (e.g. DMV, Real Estate, etc. Using Modern Technology  (Sacks)

10 a.m. – Samsung (and Android) Smartphone (Sacks)

11 a.m. – iPad (Bague)

Noon – Skype Free Video Chatting (Bague)

• Monday, May 28, 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)

• Tuesday, May 29, Clubhouse 3, Room 7

Noon – Apple Mac (Sacks)

1 p.m. – Facebook  (Bague)

2 p.m. – Let’s Talk eBay (Smith)

Sacks is thinking about offering a class on how to evaluate real estate using modern technology. The class would be more than going to popular websites to research local and distant residential and commercial properties. Anyone who would like a certain day or time, contact Sacks at the number below.

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, 431-8050; for eBay information, contact Smith at

HHUG collecting items for homeless

Hearts and Hand United in Giving (HHUG), a local non-profit, donates clean used towels and washcloths, new disposable razors, toothbrushes, travel size shampoos, lotions, bath soaps and toothpaste to the Long Beach Multi-Service Center that provides a variety of services to homeless men, women and families in the community.

HHUG makes two deliveries every month.

If you have any of these items to donate, call Susan Hopewell at 430-6044 or Linda Neer at 430-3214 for pick up or leave items on the porch, Mutual 6, 1320 Mayfield Road, 62-A or Mutual 2, 1503 Merion Way, 48-A.


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Veteran was overwhelmed by Honor Flight to D.C.

Editor’s Note: Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. The organization transports it heroes to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. Guardians fly with the veterans on every flight to provide assistance and help veterans have a safe, memorable and rewarding experience. For more information and an application, visit, or contact the organization at 937-521-2400 or via email at

by Cathy Tautges

LW contributor

“It was just overwhelming!” That was Dave Tautges’ description of the Honor Flight that he took to Washington, D.C., on April 14.

Dave and his wife, Cathy, moved to Leisure World, Seal Beach, from Wisconsin, leaving the cold and snowy winters behind for the sunshine of the West Coast.

His daughter Mary Bunzel nominated him in fall of 2017 for this Honor Flight as a Korean War Vet. As his escort, she accompanied him on a trip that will live in his memory for the rest of his life.

Dave gets emotional whenever he shows the awesome photo album that Mary compiled to show his friends in California.

Dave grew up in Wisconsin and enlisted out of Green Bay. So, his Honor Flight started in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 14 at 5 a.m. with a welcoming committee facilitating his security check. He and his brother Paul boarded their chartered 737.

The Honor Flight Group, two plane-loads, consisted of the honorees and their escorts. The roster of vets included 12 World War II Vets, 45 Korean War Vets, and 96 Vietnam War Vets.

They arrived in Washington, D.C., and were taken by the “people mover” to the Concourse at Dulles Airport to be greeted by hundreds of volunteers who gather daily to welcome the Honor Flights from many states who come every day.

Buses were waiting to take them to view the Air Force Memorial, the 911 Monument at the Pentagon and Arlington Cemetery for the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The ceremony is repeated every half hour during the summer, and every hour during the winter, 24 hours- a-day, 365 days a year.

The next stop was the National Mall where they started their tour at the Lincoln Memorial; then to the Vietnam Wall, the Korean War Memorial and finally the World War II Memorial, both the Pacific and the Atlantic theaters.

All along the way, Americans were greeting them and thanking them for their service.

The Roosevelt Memorial was next.

After a full day of honors, photo ops and food, they were off to the airport to fly home. During this return flight the weary old soldiers were surprised by the old military mail call.

Each of them received a package of letters and cards from loved ones and others, thanking them and congratulating them for their eligibility to earn an Honor Flight.

There was a long interval of emotional reading, reflecting, and silent gratitude for the many expressions of love and appreciation they read in the letters.

One letter was from a Korean native who enjoys freedom because of the sacrifices of the American soldiers.

Upon arriving at Mitchell International Airport, they were welcomed home by a band of bagpipes playing the “Star Spangled Banner” and a cadre of military personnel who stood in salute, a line that extended all the way down the concourse.

Dave said his hand was sore from shaking hands with so many greeters, many who had tears in their eyes as well. If this was not enough to nearly tear out their hearts, when this group of heroic vets, aged from 60-95, reached the street level where they were to be met by their families. They found 2,000 -3,000 more grateful Americans holding signs, dressed in red, white, and blue, some waving flags — welcoming them home as the heroes they were.

These veterans will never forget this special day of their Honor Flight. And neither will the many who had anything to do with setting up the flight; members of the Armed Forces, flight crew, organizers, greeters, the Milwaukee crowd, the thousands that were involved in this one flight — all were volunteers.

The organization that facilitates these Honor Flights is to be applauded for the tireless work to honor so many forgotten soldiers.

The overwhelming emotion of this memorable trip will last the rest of their lives. And how many more should be honored in like manner.

Pontacs return from Thailand, visit elephants

Tom and Jeanne Pontac recently returned from a two week holiday in the magical Kingdom of Thailand.

At the Elephant Sanctuary, they were privileged to feed the gentle giants and wash them in the river.

Thailand does not allow elephants to perform circus tricks for the public or do work of any kind as in the past. Rather, the sanctuaries allow them to live out their lives naturally and peacefully either in the park or in the wild.

It was “very enlightening and wonderful and one of the great shared adventures of our lives,” said Tom.

Pauma day-trip departs June 13

The New York Club will escort a day-trip to Pauma Casino on June 13.

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

During the trip, bingo is played coming and going and snacks are served.

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

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

On the Go

Day Trips

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

Tanaka Farms – June 12, includes lunch, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Pauma Casino – June 13, $15; $10 cash in machine, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

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

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

Cuba-Caribbean Cruise – 10-day tour, Nov. 9-19, Half Moon Bay, Bahamas; Cozumel, Mexico; Georgetown, Cayman Islands, Havana, Cuba, and Cienfuegos, Cuba, Joanna Matos, Traveling Tigers Club, 598-1849

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Wilma Dean Watson


Wilma Dean Watson McQuade

A true original

Passed on today,

This bright May 6th morning

At 7 a.m. 2018

—Her ticket to ride,

Having brought her delicious humor

Uncommon wisdom with silent elegance,

She is not mourned today

— Nearly 90 and celebrated

By all who knew her,

And know her still:

Childhood pals, two sons,

Grandchildren near and far,

Her partner Roger Graves,

His family and those she called “Daughters”—

We hold her gently in our hearts

And rejoice she has slipped her

Moorings, and rests at last

In the loving arms of so many

Who have gone before,

Waiting this day

With our Savior and Lord.

—paid obituary


In Memoriam

Celestine Magsamen  94

Margaret Lucca  95

Eugene Dennis Jr  74

Shin Noh  69

Thomas Sanford Sr  81

Jan Zogby  77

Lawrence Blake  57

Arline Donoho  91

Ruben Galvan  72

Doris Shelton  53

Vilma Contreras  66

Cordelia Agu 66

John Murrill 73

Rodney Wilson  72

Virginia Supernaw  97

Anthony Carpenter Sr  61

Tony Woodard  65

Rudolph Arellano  91

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,


—paid obituary


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Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN0001. 07/12


Jeannette Kirk. Consultant ID 11000633. My website Call me for info 562-631-3839. 05/17


Are you the gentleman in the red corvette that spoke to my son while getting gas in Needles?

I would like to speak with you…

562-433-7109. 05/17



Handyman Rick – Assembly/ Installation TV wall mounts, carpentry, painting. Messages (562) 598-1000. Seal Beach Business License #RIL0001 5/31




Sound proof walls. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, roll-out shelves, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262. 05/17






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. 05/31


Beach Handyman Pros specializes in plumbing, electrical, cabinets, countetops, flooring and tile. We do it all!

No job too big or too small.

Seal Beach Business License #09457. 562-230-0322. 05/17


Lady Painter

Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior paint and specialty finishes, cabinets, murals and more. Lic. 1033927. 07/19



Painting & Construction

Insurance, General Building B and Painting C-33 Lic. #632956.

(562) 822-5632 or (562) 418-0007. 11/01/18


Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, small/large jobs. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702; 1-800-618-2220. 06/28




Interiors, cabinets, ceilings. Entry doors etc., premium paints, primer all wood. Bathroom, kitchen. 40 years in Leisure World Lic. Contractor's license #723262. 05/17




Painting -reasonable, reliable, free estimates, kitchen cabinets refinished. Jerry (714) 826-8636. CA State License #675336 06/14





TV Handyman Setup,

Mounting and Trouble-shooting.

Call: 714-263-6240

CA LICENSE #531319. 08/02



New screens, re-screening, screen doors, retractable screens, new and repair. Call today. (562) 493-8720. Since 1988. State Contractors Lic. #578194.



Ted and Jeri Nowell,

“The Handy Couple”

LW residents. Licensed and insured. (562) 430-1104.

Seal Beach License #NOW0001



Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262. 05/17





(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitski Seal Beach Business License #LIV0004. 06/14



Windows, skylights, storages, patios, and gardens. Other jobs.

(714) 623-0874. 07/26


Windows, housecleaning, vacancies. Reasonable prices. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. Seal Beach Business License #TON002. 07/19.




Tile, laminate, vinyl plank, patio carpet. 40 ears in Leisure World. Contractor License 723262. 05/17



Leisure World

Helping Leisure World

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, 562-596-1741, 562-431-4221


Let’s raise your ears – I’ll make you look your best! Call 562-565-3683.


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.



Offers FREE inspections and advice on buying and repairs of your golf cart. 562- 431-6859.


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.


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. 05/24


Sewing Clothing Alterations. Home Decor, 40 yrs Experience. References. Call Lynde 714-313-1937. 06/07


Christine's Hair Service In-your-home hair care for men and women. 20 years of experience in Leisure World. Call 714-603-1213. Seal Beach License KK335182. 07/05

In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562- 480-9341 License #KC75538. 06/07


Licensed Barber (in your home). Shear/clipper cuts. Ears, nose, eye brows trim. 562-565-3683. 05/17


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. 07/12


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. 05/17



For eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner. 27 years experience, 10 years in LW with references. Loann: (310)938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 07/12



Available 24/7

Experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctors appointments & errands.

949-899-7770. 06/14

Need Caring Caregiver?

Meal preparation, baths, shopping, laundry, doctors. Pierre's Caring Heart 714-337-6152. Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002. 08/09


Experienced caregivers. Cooking, Cleaning, medications, companions, doctor's. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/09


Carmen cares! Compassionate and sensitive, non-medical experienced caregiver. Personal care, light housekeeping, laundry, runs errands, transportation, cooking. Hourly. 562-287-9349, 9 am – 7 pm. Seal Beach License #CAR0011. 05/17


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



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. 07/12


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. 06/21



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 07/12


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. 07/12

Experienced Caregiver – LW references – car. Maria Lopez LOP0004 323-501-2940. 05/17


LVN looking for work as private nurse or caregiver.

Please call 562-474-4840. 05/17


LVN – Skilled private duty nurse seeking employment. Call Patricia 562-507-7507. 05/24






Over 30 Years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001. 08/23


Weekly, bi-weekly service. Excellent referral in Leisure World. Nearly 20 years experience. Seal Beach Business License BEN0001.

Call Elly at 714-476-2100. 07/26


Patricia Housecleaning, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. Call 562-397-4659. Seal Beach License LUC0001. 06/21



General Housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. 18 years in Leisure World. 562-307-3861. Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 08/09


General housekeeping, 30 years in Leisure World. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002.

Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/09



We make your home sparkle! 7 days – call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License S&M0001. Call 562-505-1613. 08/02



Windows, house cleaning, vacancies. Reasonable prices. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. Seal Beach Business License #TON002. 07/19


Darrell's Wallpaper Removal. Free estimates. State Contractor's License #741588. 714-906-7046. 08/02


Feel great! Look great!

Feel healthy! Be healthy!

Certified and insured

personal trainer.

Guaranteed results!

714-943-0205 07/19


Enhance Your



Every Friday, 1:30 p.m.

Essentrics® Aging Backwards

Seal Beach Senior Center

7-Week Class

Sponsored by City of

Seal Beach Recreation Dept.

Questions: Call 562-879-1954 05/31





Virus removal. Expert in all computer systems. John Fuhrer, LW Resident. Seal Beach License FUH0001. 06/21



Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device.

Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.

License #CIP0001 06/14


INEXPENSIVE shuttle service, airports, markets, etc., Seal Beach Business License #AB0001.

(562) 881-2093. 06/07

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

Pride Victory 10 electric scooter, 4-wheel, 400lb capacity, extra back basket. Color: viper blue. Good condition. $1,200.

Call 562-788-7962. 05/17



EZ Go Golf Cart. $2,400.

562-596-0902. 05/17



2007 Yamaha Vino 125cc Scooter $1,200 cash. Low mileage – Original Owner. Clean – Runs good.

562-896-1936. 05/17


For Sale Pride V10 3-wheel electric scooter used $1400.

Call 562-929-9425. 05/17


Golf Carts, Sales, Parts, Service (714) 292-9124. 2/21/19


Electric scooter. Excellent condition. $190. NB brand. Call 562-594-8016. 05/17


“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. 05/17


EV Rider Easy Move Folding Travel Scooter. Brand new. Original price $1,700, selling for $1,000.

Call 310-484-4600 to see it! 05/17


Trailers Wanted


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 05/17


2007 through 2011 Toyota Camry LE with VIN number starting with a 'J'. Will pay cash for car. Please call 562-818-7350. 05/31


2007-2015 one owner, low miles. Looking for Toyota, Honda, or mid-size car. Will pay cash.

951-306-5002. 05/17


Trailers FOR SALE

06 Subaru Forrester. 148,500 mi. Clean. Well maintained. No accidents. $5,000. 562-655-6523. 05/17


2012 BMW X-5, 1 own XCond 2 yr ExtWar 23K obo 562-230-1015. 05/24


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor's License #779462. 06/21




Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 06/28


WANTED Antiques, collectables, jewelry, turquoise silver, vintage watches. Will pay cash.

Call 562-277-5909. 05/31



Working VHS format Recorder/Player. Martin 310-871-5041. 05/17


Wanted a carport space in Mutual 3. $30 per month. 928-733-7352. 05/31


Need to rent carport parking in Mutual 3 carport building 45, 46, or 47. Storage space not needed, only parking for a vehicle. Please call Mike 740-974-5785. 05/17


I would like to Rent a Carport space in Mutual 9. Wade 812-449-3333. 05/17


Wanted – Carport Space in Mutual #1 or #2. No storage needed. I will pay $40 per mo. 562-320-7511. 05/31


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. 05/24


Solid birch: Coffee Table, end table, serving cart, Entertainment/book case. Leather love seat and sofa. 562-357-4341. 05/17


Tall (58”) narrow (22”w) very nice wall fountain, gingko leaf pattern. $150.00. 562-594-7549. 05/17


4 sale solid oak dining rm set w/4 chairs. Orig. $1,800 asking $300. An oak corner TV cabinet and 32” TV. $150 for both.

562-522-0003 in Mutual 9. 05/24


For Sale: Two reclining chairs. Five months old. New condition. Wine color. Good price. 562-598-0307. 05/17


Power-Lift Recliner for sale. Beige. Gradually lifts up at a consistent angle so you’ll be safely placed in a standing position. Used less than 6 months. Paid $880 sale for $650. Call 562-929-9425. 05/17


26 inch Trailblaster bicycle. $50. 562-431-5919. 05/17


Sale at home. Variety collectables and more. At 1380 Weeburn Rd 81C. Call 562-493-5557. 05/17


Kitchen island, white wood, new, $100 or best offer. 760-996-6289. 05/17


Erogomotion queen size electric bed with memory foam mattress and Nova gel foam topper. Included 2 sets of Vera Wang beige sheets. $800.00 or best offer. Can deliver for $79.00. Donna Sprow 13380 Danbury Lane #130i. 562-493-3036. 05/17


Large lift chair. Brown, one year old. Pd $1,400 asking $500.00

562-493-9896. 05/17


LW resident serving our pets since 2003, day, overnight, vacations. Dogs and cats. Excellent references. Adrienne 562-431-8156. Seal Beach Business License, APS0001. 6/14


ESTATE SALE Mutual 12, 74D, 1630 GLENVIEW RD, MAY 17TH AND 18TH Thurs and Friday, from 9 am to 2 pm. Womens clothes, day bed, real nice full bed and mattress, 2 dressers, shark vac, table w/4 chairs, recliner, large desk, paper shredder, curio, books, CDs and kitchen items and linens. Please come by and say Hello! Kristi Martin, P.O. Box 1351, Seal Beach, 714-655-5473, Seal Beach Business License MAR0016. 05/17

Rummage Sale

Mutual 5, Unit 102-H, Thursday, May 17, 9 am to 2 pm.

Great selection of custom

Jewelry, Antique tea cups,

Small size women's clothing, shoes, handbags, paintings,

tools, and lot more.

By Anna Derby, 562-301-5339. 05/17


Estate Sale – Thursday May 17, 9am to 3pm. Friday 10 to 1 pm. Mutual 5 – 1441 Homewood Road, 96G. Large display/curio cabinet – antique couch – chairs, armoir, dresser, tallboy, rugs, many craft items. Christmas wreaths. 05/17


5/17-5/18 Mutual 11, 13151 Shawnee Ln, 266C, 9 am – 1 pm. Receiver, antiques, dishes, coach shoes, purses.





DRE #00978500


specializing in Seal Beach

Leisure Community

incl. Pocket Listings.

PO Box 2734

Seal Beach, CA 90740

Phone: 714.642.0122

Fax: 562.446.0575






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


Call or text Chad 714.524.2423

BRE #00993554 06/14


Quiet, Desirable

Interior Location


Owner Motivated !

1371 Pelham #66K, Mutual 6

Carport #75, Stall #2

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath FIXER!

Make it your own.

Greenbelt view.

Broker: Mark Kachigan

(562) 225-4848

CalBRE#00644779 05/10


Private party wants a 2-bedroom corner unit, as is. Call Arnold,

(360) 319-4095. 06/14

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