LWW Vie/Trans Ed. 8-29-19

Page 1, General News

Amphitheater Thursday Night

Gregory Wolfe as Rod Stewart

Thursday, Aug. 29

8 p.m., Amphitheater Stage

Sponsors: Monarch HealthCare, 

United Healthcare

 

Gregory Wolfe’s first taste in music came at a young age, listening to crooners like Nat King Cole and Andy Williams. At the age of 19, Gregory went to work at General Motors, like most young adults in Lansing, Michigan. He worked there for 11 years. In the summer of 1984, Gregory entered himself in a tribute contest that changed the course of his life. Soon after he was flown to Los Angeles by the producers of what was then the No 1-rated television show in syndication, “Putt’n on the Hits.”

 After that, things would never be the same for Gregory. He would moved to L.A. and started a career impersonating Rod Stewart. He has since taken his act worldwide. From Singapore to South Carolina, from Bangkok to Berlin, Gregory’s entertained them all over the globe. 

In 2005 Gregory started working with a 35-piece orchestra based in Orange County, performing standards from the Great American Songbook collection at corporate functions and fundraisers in and around the Los Angeles area. 

In 2006, Gregory went in the opposite direction for the feature debut of “Gasoline Alley,” a tribute to the early years. 

In 2008, Gregory, along with three other performers doing tributes to Elvis, Tina Turner, and Roy Orbison hit the road, performing in 22  country clubs throughout Southern California and Arizona, each one a sellout. 

In 35 years of performing, Gregory has perfected his natural Rod-like looks and singing voice. A longtime entertainer on the Orange County circuit, he has performed at the OC Fair as well as with the Pacific Symphony. But the venerable impersonator says there’s more to his act than just his appearance. “I can get the crowd going, and that’s half the show. It really is.”

Bring pet supplies to benefit the SBACC

The Seal Beach Animal Care Center (SBACC) will collect donations for the no-kill shelter at the Amphitheater show tonight, Aug. 29, courtesy of OptumCare. SBACC volunteers will be at the entrances from 6-8 p.m. 

Contributors will be eligible to win gift certificates from CPK, Ralph’s and Panera Bread. Volunteers will accept cash for vet bills, and the specific dog and cat items listed, including baggies for meds and food, large and small dog beds, plastic spray bottles, band-aids, Neosporin, leashes, poop bags, Vectra D flea control and dog food, Science Diet Small Bites, Science Diet Original Dry, Science Diet Sensitive Stomach and  Science Diet Canned Stew.

Items needed for cats include paper towels, toilet paper, Dawn dish soap, Scoop cat litter, AA batteries, Advantage Flea Treatment, KMR Kitten Formula/Milk Replacement, litter box scoopers and Purina Sensitive Systems dry cat food, Purina Kitten dry food, Friskies, any flavor of pate or shreds canned cat food; and Kitten Fancy Feast, any flavor of canned cat food.

Offices to close for Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day, all Golden Rain Foundation offices, except Security, will be closed Monday, Sept. 2. 

The Minibus Holiday ‘D’ schedule will be in effect. The Access Bus will operate by appointment only from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

The City of Seal Beach Senior Shopping Shuttle to the Old Ranch and Rossmoor shopping centers will not run on Labor Day.

The City of Seal Beach Dial-A-Ride service will not operate on Labor Day.

The Leisure World Maintenance Department will be on call for emergencies only and may be reached by calling 594-4754. 

The GAF Hospitality Center will be open for complimentary coffee, cookies and conversation from 9-11 a.m. in Clubhouse 6. 

The Leisure World Library will be closed.

The LW Health Care Center and Pharmacy will be closed.

Property Taxes may go up for many

Many Leisure World residents will see a significant increase in the property tax payment portion of their monthly assessments. Although under Proposition (Prop.) 13, property values can only increase up to 2 percent per year, if you have been receiving the benefit of Prop. 8, a Decline in Value law passed in November 1978, your 2020 tax payments may have an increase of more than 2 percent.

Here is how Prop. 8 works. In the wake of the economic downturn in 2007, many homeowners took advantage of Prop. 8 to reduce their property taxes. Prop. 8 allows for a temporary reduction in the assessed value when real estate values decline. 

Prop. 8 amended Prop. 13 to recognize declines in value for property tax purposes. As a result, Revenue & Taxation Code Section 51 requires the Assessor to annually enroll either a property’s Proposition 13 base year value factored for inflation, or its market value as of Jan. 1, whichever is less.

Once a Prop. 8 reduced value has been allowed, that property’s value must be reviewed each year to determine if any restoration of value is warranted. 

Values determined under Prop. 8 only apply to one assessment year; therefore, as the market recovers, property values can increase more than 2 percent per year, until it reaches the assessed value limit determined under Prop. 13. The two-percent-a-year value change limit does not apply to assessments made under Prop. 8. It only applies to the base value set under Prop 13.

Here is an example of how 2020 tax payments may result in a higher than 2 percent-increase over last year. Refer to the table (see sidebar). For units that have experienced a decrease in base value under Prop. 8, the law allows for the restoration of the base value to the amount that it would have been under Prop. 13 if there had been no Prop. 8 adjustment. This means that if housing prices had fully recovered to pre-recession levels, the unit in our example could have gone from a base value of $182,000 to a base value of $210,130. This is because, if there had not been a Prop. 8 adjustment, and the property value had been adjusted up every year by 2 percent, it would be at a value of $210,130 for the 2019-2020 tax year.

Some shareholders have seen a full restoration of their unit values because their initial drop in value was small.  Many other shareholders have seen a partial restoration of their unit values. Those shareholders whose units have not seen a full restoration of value will see additional increases in the future, as the market continues to improve and home prices continue to rise.

Supplemental tax bills will be sent to shareholders whose property values were lowered after the economy pounded the real estate market in 2007-08 and have been reassessed at higher values for the 2019-20 tax season. The tax bill covers the increase in assessed value for the six months from July 1-Dec. 31, 2019. The county’s tax year is July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020, and the supplemental bill will cover the first half of the tax year and the increase in your monthly tax payments will cover the second half of the year. 

Additional information regarding Prop. 8 can be found at  http://www.boe.ca.gov/proptaxes/decline-in-value/#FAQs.

GRF Movie at the Amphitheater

Aug. 30—Spiderman

Into the Spider-Verse

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from another dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

PG | 1h 56min | fantasy/sci fi | 2018 | 

Sponsor: MemorialCare Health System

Open-air movie nights at the Amphitheater will be screened through Sept. 6 on the gigantic screen on Friday nights at 8 p.m. 

Movie start times will be adjusted as the days grow shorter. 

Bring friends and family, and enjoy free movies without leaving Leisure World.

The Minibus has “on call” service to movies beginning at 7:15 p.m. 

Call 431-6586, ext. 379, and a bus will arrive within 10 minutes. 

A bus is available to take shareholders home after the movie. 

On Sept. 6, the season will conclude with “What Men Want,” a fantasy romance sponsored by Brand New Day. 

Passed up for a well-deserved promotion, sports agent Ali Davis wonders what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world. Hoping to find answers from a psychic, Ali drinks a weird concoction that suddenly allows her to hear what men are thinking. Using her newfound ability, Ali starts to turn the tables on her obnoxious male colleagues. \

Sign up for LW Live

The Golden Rain Foundation is signing up residents for a new one-way, real time community notification system. LW Live is designed to keep people informed during emergencies and get the word out about safety, recreation and governance issues. 

All you need is an email address. 

To sign up online, log onto www.lwsb.com and click the “LW Live” icon to the right. 

People can also sign up at the LW Weekly Office, Stock Transfer and the LW Library, and at GRF and Mutual meetings. 

Don’t be left in the dark; sign up today for LW Live.

LW Dines Out

Naples Rib Company will serve at the Monday Night Restaurant in Clubhouse 1 on Sept. 9. The dining room is open until 7; residents can come in for dinner any time between 4-6 p.m. 

Reservations are required by calling 439-7427 or via Naples’ website at http://www.ribcompany.com/leisure-world-menu.asp. Reservations must be received before noon on the Monday of service. Those who book through the website will receive a special treat.  

People can use regular Minibus service to get to the clubhouse until 6:30 p.m. and there is on-call service for the special needs access bus. For more information on the bus schedule, call 431-6586, ext. 372.

The Golden Rain Foundation provides various dining options in Clubhouse 1 on three Mondays each month and a Sunday brunch twice a month. Naples Rib Company serves on the first Monday, Finbars Italian on the third Monday, and Hometown Buffet serves dinner on the fourth Monday and Sunday brunch on the second and fourth Sundays. 

SEPT. 9 MENU

DINNER  SELECTIONS

Prime Rib (8 oz) $20

5 Rib Bones $16

Tri Tip (6 oz) $16

1/2 Chicken $15

Pasta Primavera $13

COMBO MEALS

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

Photographers wanted for 2020 calendar

The LW Weekly will produce a 2020 wall calendar featuring the work of Leisure World photographers in time for the holidays. 

The deadline is Sept. 30. Potential contributors should submit large, high-resolution, 300 dpi images in landscape format of places and spaces in and around Leisure World and Seal Beach. 

Photos of people are not eligible for this project.

Cell phone photos should be emailed in the “actual size” format. Email entries to stephenb_news@lwsb.com with name, address, phone number and a brief description of the photo. 

The calendar will be delivered to every unit for free. Additional copies may be purchased for $1.50. 

For information on technical requirements, call 431-6586, ext. 392.

405 Construction Alert

The Orange County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with Caltrans, is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.The project will improve 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the L.A. County line.

Construction includes a new Bolsa Avenue Street bridge, which is being rebuilt in two stages, allowing it to remain open to traffic during construction. 

Today, Aug. 29, crews will install piles for the foundation of the bridge, adjacent to the southbound I-405. The new Bolsa Avenue bridge will be 126 feet wide, about 45 feet wider than the existing bridge and 30 feet high, about four feet higher than the existing bridge. It will have seven lanes, two more than the existing bridge.

In other nearby construction today, the southbound 405 off ramp onto Beach Boulevard at Center Avenue will be closed from 10 p.m.-5 p.m. for roadway excavation.

And the southbound off ramp onto Goldenwest Street/Westminster Mall Road will be fully closed from 10 p.m.-7 a.m. for utility work. 

Construction is occurring along the entire 16-mile stretch of the I-405 so drivers should watch for detour signs.

For more information and interactive maps, visit www.octa.net/images/freeways/405/405closures.pdf

CERT Course to begin

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. It also provides training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. 

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members will be able to assist others in their neighborhoods or at work following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. 

CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. Students must attend all sessions of the class to certified. Classes are held on Mondays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Location and topics may change but for now, the schedule is as follows:

• Oct. 7: Disaster Prep 1 and Prevention and Suppression

• Oct. 14: Medical Operations

• Oct. 21: Search and Rescue,  CERT Organization

• Oct. 28: Disaster Psychology, Terrorism and CERT 

• Nov 7: Course review, disaster simulation.

To register, call GRF Safety and Emergency Coordinator Eloy Gomez at 431-6586, ext. 356.

Amphitheater Etiquette: Don’t Save Seats

by Kathy Thayer 

assistant recreation manager

A day doesn’t go by in Recreation when we don’t hear or read a compliment from a shareholder/member on what a terrific Amphitheater season this has been and what a great deal it is to have first class entertainment right in the comfort of our own community.  

The Recreation Department, in concert with GRF, endeavors to make each concert night the most enjoyable experience possible for everyone.  

Sometimes, though, it becomes necessary to take steps to enforce rules already in place when a few members and their guests may, perhaps unwittingly, break them (see page 13 for Amphitheater Rules).

A problem that has escalated this season is the saving of seats.  This is in direct conflict with the Amphitheater Rules, which state “Amphitheater seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Do not save seats.” 

We regularly receive complaints  about this, which has necessitated increasing the enforcement. In this vein, the following action is being taken:

• A Security staff member will begin monitoring the theater at 4:30 for any seat holding

• As requested by the performers, audience members are not permitted to enter the Amphitheater seating area earlier that one-and-a-half hours before the program begins to allow for sound checks and other preparations

• Once entrance is permitted, shareholder/members may enter, but they must remain in their seats.

• If a shareholder leaves the seat, notice will be given that if the shareholder does not return within 15 minutes, the items on the seat will be removed for safe keeping. A little consideration will go along way in making one of our best amenity’s a pleasant experience for everyone. 

Let’s work together to achieve that goal.  After all, it’s the Golden Rule.

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Assembly of God

The Sunday Evening Hymn Sing, sponsored by the Leisure World Assembly of God Church, meets at 6 p.m. every week in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Several different denominations and congregations come together to sing the old, familiar hymns.

In addition to the variety of denominations, people are all different ages, from their 30s to upper 90s. 

Last week Pearl Anderson celebrated her 97th birthday at the hymn sing.

Pastor Sam Pawlak led the entire gathering in a spirited version of “Happy Birthday” to the beautiful and vibrant guest, who still looks many years younger than her approaching centennial celebration only three short years away.

LW Baptist Church

The Leisure World Baptist Church will observe the Lord’s Supper at a Communion service on Sunday, Sept. 1. All are welcome. 

Sunday School is from 8:40-9:10 a.m., then friends share coffee and a sweet treat around the round table until 9:45, when the morning service begins.

Soloist Em Schoonhoven will sing “When I Remember,” in keeping with the Communion theme.

Under the direction of Darlene Harris, the choir will sing “Open my Eyes.”

Congregational hymns are “We’re Marching to Zion,” “Spirit of God Descend Upon my Heart” and “Come Holy Spirit.”

Yvonne Leon will play the piano for the offertory.

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s message is titled “The Holy Spirit and Our Groans” from Romans 8:26-27. 

The prayer room with friends in attendance await any who desire  prayer. 

Due to observance of Labor Day, there will be no Men’s Fellowship

On Wednesday, Sept. 4, the Energizers will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. For more information, call 430-2920.

—Joan Shramek

Aglow International

Aglow International will host a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Mimi’s Cafe, 6670 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach.

Men and women are welcome.

Make reservations by calling 631-7291 no later than Sept. 9.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will have a Friday night service at 7 on Aug. 30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Chaim Singer-Frankes. 

A Shabbat chicken dinner will be held before the service at 5:45 p.m. 

Participants are asked to bring a parve side dish. 

Dessert will be served after service. For more information, contact Susan Michlin at (805) 501-5268.

On Saturday, Aug. 31, the service starts at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Singer-Frankes. An hour of Torah study will began at 10:15. The service will continue until about noon and will be followed by a potluck lunch. 

The congregation is organizing a Bat Mitzvah class for interested women. To find out more, email Mel Chazen at melvin.chazen@yahoo.com.

The congregation is going to start an “Ask the Rabbi” column in “News & Nachas.” If you have a question, email it to Mel Chazen at the above address.

To get or offer a ride to services, contact Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122 or Maria Bogart at 594-4362. 

Rock Church

The Rock Church, Seal Beach campus, welcomes everyone to weekly services at Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive, Seal Beach.

Sunday services are in English at 9 and 11:15 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:45 p.m. People can listen to Sunday’s message for free by going to www.gototheorck.com. Select Seal Beach campus and click the podcast.

 For more information call (714)562-8233.

Mindful Meditation

The Buddha Circle will meet for a Mindfulness Meditation session from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25 in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

The sessions are facilitated. Donations are welcome; admission is free. For more information, call (714) 234-8735 or email mindfulcircle@yahoo.com.

St. Theodore’s Episcopal

“Divine Comeuppance” is the title of Rev. Reese Riley’s sermon at St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal’s worship service. The congregation meets at 12:15 p.m Sunday, Sept. 1, in the sanctuary of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 13564 St. Andrew’s Drive.

The service is followed by refreshments and fellowship. All are invited and encouraged to attend. 

First Christian Church

First Christian Church held its annual Ice Cream Social last month and all agreed there is nothing like ice cream on a hot August day. 

The FCC “King David” (commonly known as a hot fudge sundae) was a big mover as well as the ever-popular “Noah’s Ark” (FCC’s version of the Banana Split). 

The Saturday evening service begins at 5:15 p.m. with the Hospitality Room opening at 4:30 p.m. 

Sunday morning begins with Elder Jack Frost teaching a Bible study at 9 a.m. from the book of Luke. At 9:30 a.m. the Hospitality Room opens for fellowship and light refreshments with Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski hosting.

Pastor Bruce Humes begins the worship service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture, followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in several hymns of worship: “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”, “The Solid Rock” and “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” The Communion hymn will be “At Calvary.” 

The church choir, under the direction of Margaret Humes, will sing “What A Day That Will Be.” 

Pastor Phil O’Malley will present the Communion meditation and service. For the offertory, the Praise Team will sing “Create In Me a Clean Heart.”

Jerry Tester and the Praise Team will sing his arrangement of “Something About That Name,” followed by Pam O’Malley who will read Matthew 26:47-50.

Pastor Gene Cherryholmes’ message is called “Betrayed and Forsaken,” based on Matthew 26:47-56. Sooner or later, people let you down. Some of the ones we’ve trusted most let us down the hardest. But not Jesus; he’s a faithful friend all the way.

Service times are Saturday at 5:15 p.m. and Sunday at 10:15 a.m. The Hospitality Room opens 45 minutes before each service for fellowship and light refreshments. 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. 

Hearing enhancements are available at all church functions. Call the church office at 431-8810 for further information. Leave a recorded message and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Holy Family Catholic

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time on Sept. 1.

The First Reading is Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29, and the Second Reading is Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24A.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

All are welcome to love and adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament after the Mass at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, and the Mass concluding with Holy Hour from 4-5 p.m. 

First Friday Devotion Mass (Sept. 6) 

The First Friday Devotion Mass is Friday, Sept. 6. People are asked to continue with a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (First Friday) and Immaculate Heart of Mary (First Saturday); Masses are at 8:30 a.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be Friday, Sept. 6, at 9:15 a.m.

  Masses and Confessions Schedule

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

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

Faith Christian Assembly

The sacrament of Holy Community will be observed at Faith Christian Assembly at the 10:30 a.m. service. The church observes Communion on the first Sunday of each month.

In 1 Corinthians 11:25, it says: “As often as you drink from it, keep doing this in memory of me.”

Pastor Gwynn Vaughn will gives insight into Communion each and every time congregants take it. All are welcome. People don’t have to be church members to join as long as they have accepted Christ as their Savior.  

Faith Fellowship Time is at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Garden Room. A midweek Bible study for the summer is taught by Pastor Sheri Leming on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room. The GriefShare group meets Fridays at 2 p.m.

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

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev services are accessed online on Livestream.com/Galityomtov and Facebook.com/galityomtov. Shabbat Ma’ariv services are at 6 p.m. and Shacharit services are at 10:30 a.m.

“Re’eh” instructs the new generation of Israelites on the laws concerning the remission of debts in the seventh (Sabbatical) year; instructions on the observance of the three major pilgrimage festivals; and the release of debt-slaves.

In addition to the Sabbath services, Rabbi-Cantor Galit Levy-Slater also conducts a short Weekday Ma’ariv service every Thursday at 4 p.m. on SimShalom.com, that includes a Torah reading, a D’var Torah, a prayer for healing and the Mourner’s Kaddish.

Rabbi Galit’s beginner and intermediate Hebrew classes are held Wednesday afternoons. People interested in learning prayerbook Hebrew or modern (conversational) Hebrew can contact Rabbi Galit at 715-0888 or duets@icloud.com for information regarding day and time. 

Spiritual Living Center

The Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living, located at 500 Marina Drive in Seal Beach, is a loving spiritual sanctuary where everyone is welcome and the abundance of life is celebrated through study, inspiration, gratitude and service. With open hearts and minds, self-transformation is promoted in the creation of a world that works for everyone.

On Sunday, Sept. 1, reverends Michael Heinle and Nicole Von Atzingen will discuss “The Story of Growth” at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Inspirational music will be provided by Alan Busteed and Tina Carson.

The center hosts various classes, workshops, meditation practices, support groups and local charity events. For more information, visit the website at www.sbcsl.org or contact the church office at  598-3325.

Bible Study Fellowship

A Woman’s Bible Study will be held in Mutual 7 every Thursday from 9:30-11 a.m. beginning Sept. 12. For more information, call Cindy Spievy at 618-0822  or Patty Steele at (562)833-1882.

Redeemer Lutheran

Redeemer Lutheran Church extends “An Invitation to the Banquet for All!”—an invitation to partake in the Lord’s Communion banquet and the title of Rev. Lisa Rotchford’s sermon on the first Sunday of September.

Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by coffee and conversation in Fellowship Hall. The stained-glass sanctuary is on St. Andrew’s Drive, next to the golf course and swimming pool, across from the Administration building with ample parking. There is also a mid-week Worship service every Wednesday for prayer, reflection and Communion at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome.

Under the leadership of Pastor Lynda Elmer, the Wisdom Books continue to be the focus of the weekly Wednesday Bible class, which meets on Sept. 4 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  

Drop off non-perishable food items for the Orange County Food Bank on Sept. 8 from noon-2 p.m. at the front of Redeemer Church. The needs are great, and every little bit helps.  Look for the big tent out front, “God’s Work, Our Hands” signs, and workers wearing brightly colored t-shirts. They will help take  donations from your car.  The church greatly appreciates all donations.

Orange County Care Connections provides respite care for persons diagnosed with memory impairment. A ministry of Redeemer that is available to everyone in the Leisure World community, the program runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Call  596-1209 for more information.

Life Changers

Life Changers are people who can bring the power, favor and light of heaven into circumstances encountered here on earth. 

The group meets on the first and third Fridays from 1:30-3 p.m., with the next meetings scheduled for Sept. 6 and 20. 

Men and women are welcome. 

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

Community Church

It’s not too late to bring your furry friends to a vet care pet clinic hosted by Community Church this morning, Thursday, Aug. 29, from 9-11 a.m.on the church patio. Dr. Marjorie Fong, a veterinarian, and her team will provide a variety of vet services at a discount to Leisure World residents.

The church is happy to participate in the health and safety of the pets, which are vital members of the residents’ lives in Leisure World.  

On Sunday, Sept. 1, Pastor Johan Dodge will give a

 sermon titled “New Rules—Humility over Celebrity.” The Scripture lesson is Luke 14:1, 7-14. Chris Kim will be the lay liturgist. The Worship service is at 9:50 a.m., followed by coffee and refreshments in Edgar Hall. 

The Sunday evening Bible study, led by Joy Reed, meets weekly at 5 p.m. in the Fireside Room. The topic is “Death and Resurrection.” Everyone is welcome.

The church office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observation of Labor Day.

Assembly of God

Pastor Sam Pawlak will begin a new sermon series for the Assembly of God congregation, which meets at 10:30 a.m., Sundays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  The series is called “Ask, Seek and Knock,” with the first message being “Ask, Ask and Ask Again.”

Denise Smith will lead worship songs interspersed with the message, and Diana Mushagian will give announcements and direct the  offering. The Lord’s Supper will be observed during the one-hour service.

At the 6 p.m. on Sunday, a hymn sing is held in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger will lead those present in the hymns that have been chosen by the audience. Carol Darnell and Valerie Buterbaugh, a mother-daughter duo, will sing familiar secular tunes with new words, composed by Carol. 

Pastor Sam will give a devotion to conclude the service and then people will enjoy treats brought by everyone and a good time of fellowship.

The two Sunday prayer meetings are at 10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.

Several congregants will attend the annual Second Half Ministries senior camp at Pinecrest Christian Conference grounds near Lake Arrowhead Sept. 3-6. Pastors Sam and Pat Pawlak will speak at the Wednesday morning service and the keynote speaker for the week will be Ron Brown, executive director of Teen Challenge. Because of this camp meeting, there will be no Bible Study on Sept. 4. It will resume Sept. 11.

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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 on the second and fourth Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Argentine Tango is taught from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; fox trot, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; $5 per session. Singles and couples are welcome. For information, call (559) 403-8974.

•Ballet Fitness: A one-hour class is held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 6, second floor; no experience required. Classes are $3. 

•Dance Club: Ballroom and social dance classes are held on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Beginning/intermediate cha cha is taught from 7:15-8:15 p.m. and intermediate fox trot is taught 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 dance instructor Jeremy Pierson, 999-1269.

•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 on 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. 

•Flowering Step Line Dance: Free classes are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays in Clubhouse 2 and the third Monday at 9:30 in Clubhouse 3. Young-ah Koh is the instructor. For more information, call 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 Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. at Clubhouse 6, upstairs Room C; 2-3 p.m., advanced; 3-4 p.m., newcomer/beginner; 4-5 p.m., intermediate; 10-minute break between classes. For more information, inquire directly in class or email grapevinelinedance@gmail.com.

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

•Joyful Line Dance Club: Beginning and intermediate easy-to-follow line dance classes are from 3-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3; $2 per 90-minute class; Justin Manalad is the instructor. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Leisure Time Dancers: Starting Sept. 9, West Coast Swing will be taught at 2 p.m. and nightclub two-step at 3 p.m., Monday, in Clubhouse 6. Richard Sharrard is the instructor. Singles and couples are welcome; dancers rotate. Cost is $6 for one hour; $10 for two hours. For more information, call  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: Themed dances and a potluck are held on the first Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $7 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at 237-2682. 

•Saturday Morning Dance Club: Rhumba is taught from 9-10 a.m.; Argentine tango, 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  upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Pat Erickson is the instructor. 

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

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

Amphitheater Rules

The Golden Rain Foundation is proud to present the 2019 Amphitheater Season. To ensure an enjoyable season, show-goers are asked to adhere to the following rules:

• There is no video- or audiotaping of performers.

  Do not save seats. Amphitheater seating is first-come, first-served.

• Do not sing along with performers unless asked to do so by the performer on stage.

• Residents must have LW IDs to enter Amphitheater. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident.

• No one is allowed to sit or stand in the aisles. 

• No smoking is permitted in the Amphitheater area.

• Flags on scooters should be lowered, so everyone can see the stage (see LW Security for assistance with this).

• Leave walkers in the aisle.

• Handicap seating is at street level at the handrails in the middle of the Amphitheater. 

• No pets are allowed.

• The audience is not permitted to enter the Amphitheater earlier than 1-1/2 hours before the program begins as requested by performers, who will be doing sound checks.

• Dancing is allowed only on the two side wing patios flanking the Amphitheater stage.

• No flash photography.

• Do not climb over seats.

Whirlers Dance Group

by Eleanor Thompson

LW contributor

The Whirlers square and round dance club will host a party from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, in Clubhouse 4. 

The theme will be “Back To School.” 

Pre-rounds are from 6:30-7 p.m. Square and round dances will be alternated from 7-9 p.m., followed by a potluck and socializing. 

Singles and couples are welcome. 

There will be a singles rotation so everyone can dance. Cost is $7 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at 799-9482 (this is a new number).

Square dance classes are held every Monday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Come to have fun, brush up on dancing skills and support the student dancers. Singles and couples are welcome. There is a singles rotation so everyone can dance. Classes are held at the Garden Grove Women’s Club, 9501 Chapman Ave. in Garden Grove.  For more information, call Mel Branham at (714) 803-0250.

Theater Club

The free Labor Day Show will share some “Early TV, According to the Theater Club” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2, in Clubhouse 2. The doors will open at 6:30. Some of the shows to be spoofed are “Engineer Bill,” “Sheriff John,” “Let’s Make a Deal,” and “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Snacks and lemonade will be available for free, and people are welcome to bring their own beverages and snacks. 

It promises to be a lively and funny evening of entertainment.

Opera Club

The Opera Club will show “La Rondine,” Part 1, at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. All are welcome to attend.

Puccini composed this opera as an ode to love and happiness symbolized by the bird, the swallow (Rondine). This Metropolitan Opera production features Angela Gheorghio and Roberto Alagna (a strikingly gorgeous couple) with Marco Amiliato conducting. Club member Joyce Bachner, a Puccini fan, will introduce the opera with its passionate music.

In Act 1, Magda has her palm read and hears that she will fly south to love and happiness thereby fulfilling what she yearns for most in life, true love.  However her benefactor Rambaldo disputes that notion of love as he bestows a pearl necklace on her as a token of their relationship. As Magda’s friends prepare to go to Bullier’s nightclub for the evening, Magda at first declines, only to then change her mind and go there disguised as a younger woman.

In Act 2,  Magda enters Bullier’s unrecognized and by happenstance is shown to a table occupied by Ruggero, a student who is in fact a nephew of Rambaldo and who instantly falls madly in love with Magda.  When Rambaldo arrives and recognizes the situation, Magda privately tells him that she intends to leave him  as she has fallen in love with a younger man. 

Act 3 will be shown next Monday, Sept. 9.

The opera is sung in the original Italian with English subtitles. Room 1 is open at 1 p.m., but not before. For further information, contact Beverly Emus at 296-5586 or beverly90740@gmail.com.

AuthorSpeak

Tyler Dilts, author of the acclaimed Long Beach Homicide Book Series, will visit the Leisure World Library on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. Tyler will talk about his books and his journey to becoming a writer.

The Long Beach Homicide Series follows Detective Danny Beckett through various trials and tribulations as he works to solve some of Long Beach’s most heinous crimes while attempting to cope with his own personal traumas. 

Tyler’s father was a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, and as a child, Tyler thought he would follow in his father’s footsteps. But his life ultimately went in another direction. When decided to write a book, he knew it would be a police procedural. 

The third book in the series, “A Cold and Broken Hallelujah,” has become a No. 1 best selling book on Amazon with over 2,000 positive reviews.

Come to Veterans Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. for this enlightening conversation. The library will provide light refreshments.

GRF Weekly Dance

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

The Second Guessing Band will play on Aug. 31.

Community Sing

Leisure World residents are invited to the Community Sing, which will resume after a summer hiatus at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.  People who would like to be part of the Opening Acts in the first half hour are encouraged to come at 6 to sign in with the leader of the evening, Ethel Carter, and bring sheet music for the pianist. (The Recreation Department has requested that no Community Singers enter the lobby before 6.)

After Opening Acts, Ethel will lead group singing until 7:15 when she will introduce her half-time guest, the fabulous pianist, “Mr. Hank” Barto.

Legacy Writing Class

By popular demand, LW resident Doris Sandrick will start a new 12-week Legacy Writing class, starting Thursday, Sept. 12, from 1-3 pm. Call her at 296-8435 for more information. 

Space is limited.

The memoir writing class will cover how to begin such a project and provide a new theme each week. Members will share their work for constructive feedback, support and encouragement.

Writing your legacy, memoirs or an ethical will (a personal document to communicate your values, experiences and life lessons to your family) is a great adventure. 

The class will help people capture memories, and get to know LW neighbors and friends better. Everyone has a story to tell.

“It is important to write our memoirs,” said Sandrick. 

“It will show family, friends and others that your life mattered. They will understand who you are, how you lived, how you became you. We make sense of our lives, while leaving our life legacy for posterity.”

GRF Movie

“The Accountant” will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, in Clubhouse 4.

Christian Wolff is a math savant who works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division starting to close in, he takes on a legitimate client, a robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, the body count starts to rise. 

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout.  Can’t make the movie?  Borrow it from the LW Library for free any time.

Friendship Club

The Friendship Club offers computer classes taught by Jeff Sacks and Miryam Fernandez. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, Sept. 2—No Class, Labor Day Holiday

Monday, Sept. 9—Clubhouse 3, Room 4

• 11 a.m.—Introduction to Android (Sacks)

• Noon—Google Calendar Part 1 (Fernandez)

Monday, Sept. 16, Clubhouse 6, Room B

• 11 a.m.—Computer Questions and Answers (Sacks)

• Noon-Google Calendar, Part 2 (Fernandez)

Monday, Sept. 23,  Clubhouse 3, Room 4

• 11 a.m.— Prepare for California DMV test (includes information about the REAL ID) (Sacks)

• Noon—iPhone Basics (Fernandez)

•Monday, Sept. 30, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

• 11 a.m.— Introduction to iPhone/iPads (Fernandez)

• Noon—iPhone Tips and Tricks (Fernandez)

Classes are free; donations are welcome to cover costs of a wireless hotspot and printing materials.

For more information on computers and the DMV, contact Jeff Sacks (714) 642-0122 or email jfsacks@gmail.com.

For more information on basic computer questions, iPhone/iPad, social media, Google Calendar questions, contact Miryam Fernandez, 884-7460.

Friends of LW Library

The Friends of the Leisure World Library raises funds to support the library through the sale of donations at the Friends Bookstore located adjacent to the library. People are welcome to browse for bargains in books, including children’s books, cards, puzzles and more. The boutique sells gently used collectibles and gift items, and    donations are welcome (no clothing, shoes or large electronics can be accepted). Volunteers will pick up larger donations if needed.

The boutique will begin selling holiday items the first week in September. Everyone is invited to come in and get their holiday shopping started early.

The Friends group is in need of volunteers. To learn more, go to the bookstore;  applications are available during operating hours from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club offers themed workshops on Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Genealogy Library in Clubhouse 3, Room 10.

The workshops are open to everyone and are free. 

The Genealogy Library is open from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Workshops include:

•Sept. 5: Ancestry DNA

•Sept. 12: How to Build a Tree on Family Tree Maker

•Sept. 19: Recent Changes in Ancestry Records (and how to add them to your tree)

•Sept. 26: Library Clean-Up Day (Come help dust the books, shelves, computer monitors and keyboards, clean tables and counters, etc.) 

People must be club members to use the computers and access  resources. All are welcome to come in and see what the club has to offer. 

LW Poetry

This poetry feature showcase original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. The club’s Poetry Workshop meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The Fiction/Nonfiction Group meets on the fourth Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, followed by a business meeting at 3 p.m.

Remembrances

Day succumbs to night 

as light withers in exit

and terrestrial gems ignite. 

Nature seemed to relish 

the expected change

from hurried pace to caution.

All things, events, 

now less measurable,

are in reflected softness.

It is the time when hearts beckon 

and respond in treasured review

of past, priceless moon-soaked moments.

It is the time, 

the richest time,

in remembrances of you.

—Bob Vague

Amphitheater Show Schedule

Amphitheater 2019, a summer music festival on Thursday nights at the 2,500-seat Leisure World Amphitheater, will continue through Sept. 12. Residents, and their friends and families are invited. Shows start at 8 p.m. until September when they begin at 7:30 p.m. 

Residents must have GRF photo I.D. cards for admission to Amphitheater shows. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident shareholder. 

Smoking is not permitted at the Amphitheater, which is located behind the LW News Office in the GRF Administration complex.

No parking is allowed in front of Amphitheater on St. Andrews Drive along the southbound lanes. This is a tow-away zone on Thursdays during Amphitheater season. 

Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. Koffel’s food trucks and Mandie’s Candies will provide options for pre-event dining.

The remaining summer line-up includes:

•Aug. 29: Gregory Wolfe as Rod Stewart

Sponsors: Monarch HealthCare, UnitedHealthcare

Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

•Sept. 5: Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Jackie Wilson 

Sponsors: Monarch HealthCare, UnitedHealthcare

•Sept. 12: America’s Diamond Live: Tribute to Neil Diamond 

Sponsors: Monarch HealthCare, UnitedHealthcare

Leisure Time Dancers

The Leisure Time Dancers invite everyone, including new members, to join them on Mondays for ballroom dance classes in Clubhouse 6.

There is no class on Monday, Sept. 2, due to the holiday.

Starting Sept. 9, West Coast Swing will be taught at 2 p.m. and nightclub two-step at 3 p.m. The dances will continue through September and are back by popular demand.

 Singles and couples are welcome. Dancers rotate. The group especially welcomes women because there are more men than women.

Cost is $6 for one hour or $10 for two hours. For more information, call instructor Richard N. Sharrard at 434-6334.

Quilting Bees

The Quilting Bees of Leisure World welcome all interested quilters to come and learn more about their craft. All skill levels are invited; classes will be offered for beginners as the club year gets underway.

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4, the club will meet at 9 a.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.

During the course of the year, the club offers project classes, demonstrations, day trips and charity projects. 

For more information, call Susan Rose at 493-3645.

Dancers and Mixers

The Dancers and Mixers Club will host a special night of dancing for the Leisure World community at Clubhouse 4 on Sunday, Sept. 8. 

Live music will be provided by Linda Herman. Dancing will start at 6 p.m. and go until 8.

The Dancers and Mixers Club was established in 1982 for the purposes of socializing and dancing. Bring favorite snacks or beverages (or both), and plan for a fun evening on a night when normally there is no dancing.  

On Sept. 3, the club will meet on its usual night  from 7-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 4 to celebrate its 37th birthday dance. It was founded in 1982 to provide enjoyable evenings of socializing and dancing to live music. Linda Herman will entertain; all are welcome to attend.

The club thanks Kelli Sala of Ageless Assurance for supplying  treats for the group and also for keeping people abreast of changes in Medicare. Thanks are also due to Walt Bier and John Hlavac for staffing the entrance desk. For more information, call 431-1257.

Community Karaoke

A happy and cheerful crowd showed up at Wednesday night’s Community Karaoke party to celebrate Ellie Menteer’s 96th birthday.  

Her daughter, Vickie Van Ert, sang “16 Candles” to her mom while changing the lyrics to “96 Candles.” 

It was touching and sweet to see a daughter’s love for her mom.

Reggie Johnson also got congratulations for his birthday while his wife, Ruby, served up delicious homemade turkey chili. People feasted during the evening while enjoying a variety of Elvis Presley hits, since it was karaoke’s tribute night of Elvis.

Tony Tupas led the evening with “Love Me Tender.” He was follwed by many more Elvis songs sung by Tino Tupas,  Bob Barnum, Richard Yokomi, Pat Kogok, Ren Villaneauva, David Noble, Ric Dizon, Essie Hicks, Karen Morris, Anna Li, Vito Villamor, Tommy Williams, Tosca Lies and Charlie Guggino. 

After quite a while, he got and said “I’m gonna do it”—first time singer Ed Vilensky showed some spirit doing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Everyone is welcome to join the group in Clubhouse 1 at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for the karaoke parties. 

Practice sessions are Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. 

—Margie Thompson

Perspectives

WATCH YOUR STEP

Scam arrives from LW Next Door

by Cathie Merz

cathiem_news@lwsb.com

Social media is a major way people communicate today, and with its tremendous popularity comes a dark side. It is very important to be vigilant when making transactions on social media, even when you think you are dealing with friends and neighbors. Virus writers and other cybercriminals go where the numbers are, popular social media sites. 

 Last week a shareholder came in to say that she placed an ad for an oversized chair that converts into a bed on the Leisure World Next Door Neighbor page, believing she was dealing with her neighbors in LW. A few days later she received a cashier’s check for $1,700 from a person who wanted the chair. She was only asking $250 for it. She called the buyer and she said to keep $50 and the balance was for the agent who was picking up the chair. 

She noticed the check was from a credit union in Nebraska, it was mailed from Tennessee and the text came from a California phone number. 

She took the check to her bank and was informed that it was fake. If she had cashed the check it would have come back and she would have been responsible for the $1,700 she received when she cashed it and the scammers would have the remaining money and access to her banking information.

She took the check and information to the Seal Beach Police Department.

The way the scam works is that the unsuspecting seller is contacted in e-mail by a prospective buyer who hails from somewhere outside the U.S. This buyer agrees to the asked-for price without haggling and looks for immediate assurance the item will not be sold to anyone but him. He offers to have someone pick up and ship the item once the sale is complete, making it clear he alone will bear all charges associated with that aspect of the sale.

A cashier’s check for more than the agreed-upon price for the item is sent to the seller. The remaining funds from the check are to be sent to a third party whom the buyer has contracted with to ship the purchased goods. The seller cashes the check, keeps the appropriate amount for the sale of the items, and send what’s left to this third party. Then the check bounces and the seller is out the amount of the check and banking fees and the scammers take the seller’s check and cashes it. 

How to Avoid Social Media Scams

• Don’t take the “bait.” Never click on pop-up messages, posts that contain content that seems shocking, scandalous or too good to be true, or links or attachments in unsolicited emails and text messages.

• Create a strong password. This means that it is a minimum of seven characters and contains a mixture of upper and lower case letters, symbols, and numbers. You should never provide your password to someone you do not know.

• Don’t provide information (personal or financial) online unless you know the website you are using is legitimate, secure and encrypted. It is also important to make sure that you are dealing with the right entity and using its real website and not a look-alike site created by a scam artist. Also, look for “https://” (the “s” stands for secure) before a web address.

• Delete unsolicited emails and text messages that request personal or account information. Companies you do business with already have this information and do not need to verify or confirm it. If there is a security breach, most companies contact their customers in writing to alert them of the breach.

• Contact companies only through trusted channels. If you are concerned about an email or other message you received, call the company immediately at its publically-listed phone number. Never trust the phone number or email address given in the message.

• Verify the person you are dealing with is who they claim to be, and not an imposter. Contact a friend or family member who could confirm the person’s story, or try contacting the real person at a phone number you know is correct.

• Don’t be rushed into sending money immediately or secretly. Don’t send money by wire transfer, overnight delivery or reloadable cards unless you are absolutely certain that you are sending money to a real friend or family member.

Letters to the Editor

Editor:

View from the ground: First the GRF Board wants to charge clubs for things that have always been free, then they wanted to claw back over $100k from employee benefits, and now they want to start double charging for some services. They have a whole committee looking for services/reports to start charging mutuals for (see http://www.lwsb.com/management-services-review-ad-hoc-committee, July 26 minutes, for 50 pages of looking for items they can charge for). 

If the problem is requests are interfering with standard processing, then just prioritize them to come after regular work, based on the complexity and the number of mutuals requesting it. Problem solved without charging. Mind you, the charges sought would cover employee time to meet these needs. Employees that shareholders already pay for as part of our GRF carrying charge. 

They have an arbitrary 75-percent guideline (if fewer than 75-percent of mutuals ask for something, then it’s non-standard). While I’ve been told that number is not final and must be approved by the Board, it’s amazing how often initial guidelines become permanent. So if 2/3 of the mutuals ask for something, then instead of thinking this should become standard, they think, oh good – we can charge for it, even though shareholders have already paid for the employees who do it. If you are going to double charge, then at the end of the year, rebate back all the money collected directly to the shareholders. 

Or are you trying to double charge to get money for more $300K beautification projects?

Sandy Geffner

Mutual 3

Editor: 

May 23, 2019, the Leisure World News published a Letter to the Editor I wrote opposing the Mutual 2 Board of Directors decision to cut down the bottle brush tree near my apartment. And attached to my Letter to the Editor, was a rebuttal from the Mutual 2 Board of Directors. I quote the last sentence of the Mutual 2 Board of Directors rebuttal “The Board has already approved a new tree for the area as soon as the bottle brush tree is removed” 

The same day my letter was published they cut down the bottle brush tree. So it’s been three months since the tree was removed and no new tree has been replanted. Seven other bottle brush trees were removed in Mutual 2 without shareholder opposition and a new tree was replanted within two or three weeks.

So, I’m sure the Board Member “Code of Ethics” would never allow any type of retaliatory act, however subtle it may be towards a shareholder who spoke out against a decision of the Board. Therefore, the only reason I can think of why a new tree has not been replanted for this location is my interpretation of the time frame in the Boards rebuttal response “as soon as the bottle brush tree is removed?” Just sayin….

Ron Belben

Mutual 2

In response to Ron Belben’s Letter to the Editor, the Mutual 2 Board of Directors apologizes for any inconvenience and angst caused by the delay in replacing the tree by his unit. According to our landscape firm, the mimosa tree that Mr. Belben requested was scheduled to be planted on Aug. 24.

We do hope that Mr. Belben is pleased with the new tree and that, once again, all is well in Mutual 2.

Mutual 2 

Board of Directors

Making History

Aug. 29, 2005 – Hurricane Katrina makes landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane. Despite being only the third most powerful storm of the 2005 hurricane season, Katrina was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States.

Sept. 2, 1916 – America’s first automatic teller machine (ATM) made its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York. Today, ATMs are as indispensable to most people as cell phones and e-mail.

Sept. 3, 1783 – The American Revolution officially came to an end when representatives of the United States, Great Britain, Spain and France signed the Treaty of Paris. The signing signified America’s status as a free nation, as Britain formally recognized the independence of its 13 former American colonies. The boundaries of the new republic were Florida north to the Great Lakes and the Atlantic coast west to the Mississippi River.

Setting It Straight

The American Legion picnic is on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, at 11:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. The headline was incorrect in the Aug. 22 edition of LW Weekly.

Perspectives Policy

Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the Communications and Technical Director. 

Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly 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.

Political: Submissions concerning political issues outside of Leisure World and the City of Seal Beach will not be published.

For your information

Resident names are deleted from the LW Community Guide after LW Weekly receives a report of sale and escrow closing from the Stock Transfer Office. Anyone who moves within LW will be deleted unless a form with the new address is submitted to LW Weekly. 

Names are not automatically placed in the phone book. To be included shareholders must submit telephone book information to LW Weekly in writing.

Government

Security Corner

Neighbor disputes

by Victor Rocha

security services director

With over 9,600 people living in close proximity to one another, there will be times when issues may develop between neighbors.  Most issues are solved quickly and peacefully, such as when we are called to advise a resident of a noise complaint or barking dog.  However, lately Security is responding to calls where neighbors are engaged in heated verbal altercations.

There is no need for this type of negative interaction with a fellow resident. There is also no place for threats, intimidation or foul language in our community.  

If you are experiencing an issue a neighbor, call the Security Department and we will complete an incident report and attempt to resolve the issue in a peaceful manner.  

We understand that residents at times do not want to call because they do not want their name involved.  You can call us at any time and remain completely confidential.

If you have any further questions or concerns, call me at 431-6586, ext. 371.

CARPORT CLEANING 2019

The holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2019 is as follows:

Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2

Mutual 1, Carports 1-6, 9-10 and Mutual 17, Building 3, will be cleaned on Friday, Aug. 30.

Veteran’s Day Friday, Nov. 11

Mutual 3, Carports 39-42 and Mutual 4, Carports 54-56, will be cleaned on Monday, Oct. 30.

Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 28

Mutual 11, Carports 130-131, Mutual 15, Carports 3, 6-8, 10-13, and Mutual 16, Carport 9, will be cleaned on Friday, Nov. 29.

Christmas Day  Wednesday, Dec. 25

Mutual 10, Carports 117-120, 122-124, will be cleaned Monday, Dec. 30.

Recap of Golden Rain Foundation Board Activity of August 27, 2019

Approved Minutes

MOVED and duly approved the minutes of the July 23, 2019 Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors (BOD) meeting were approved, as presented. 

General – Approve August GRF Board Report

MOVED and duly approved the August GRF Board Report, as presented.

Architectural Design and Review Committee – Reserve Funding Request – Landscaping, Perimeter Wall Outside the Parking Lots, from the Amphitheater to Clubhouse Six

MOVED and duly approved to award a contract to Anguiano Lawn Care for the removal of shrubbery and installation of African Daisies, at the perimeter wall outside the parking lots from the Amphitheater to Clubhouse Six, at a cost not to exceed $15,190, Reserve funding, and authorize the President sign the contract.

Architectural Design and Review Committee – Operating Funding Request – Holiday Lighting Agreement

MOVED and duly approved to award a contract for 2019 holiday lighting services to Magical Holiday Designs, in the amount of $26,395.00, Operating funding.

Architectural Design and Review Committee – Amend 10-5160-3, ADRC Charter

MOVED and duly approved to amend 10-5160-3, ADRC Charter, as amended, incorporating the additional Committee goals approved by the GRF Board of Directors at the retreat held on June 27, 2019, adding the review and approval of monthly staff reports to the Committee, and furnishing a report at the GRF Annual meeting.

Communications/IT Committee – Amend 20-5125-3, Communications/IT Committee Charter

MOVED and duly approved to remove this item from the agenda and return to the Communications/IT Committee for further review.

Communications/IT Committee – Rescind 20-5118-3, IT Services (ITS) Committee Charter

MOVED and duly approved to remove this item from the agenda and return to the Communications/IT Committee for further review.

Executive Committee – Amend 30-1022-3, Petitions

MOVED and duly approved to amend 30-1022-3, Petitions, as amended, removing the reference to the prohibition of employees promoting or soliciting petitions; this is more appropriately included in the Employee Handbook.

Executive Committee – Adopt 30-1010-1, Authorized Spokesperson

MOVED and duly approved to adopt 30-1010-1, Authorized Spokesperson, establishing how the GRF Board and all GRF staff may communicate with internal clubs, groups, organizations, city, county, state and federal agencies and representatives and any media, including social media.

Executive Committee – Amend 30-5110-3 Executive Committee Charter

MOVED and duly approved to amend 30-5110-3, Executive Committee Charter, establishing the parameters of topics for discussion in the closed Executive Session meetings, general refinement of document language and updating of documents under the new document formatting system.

Executive Committee – Approve Directors’ Handbook

MOVED and duly approved to amend the GRF Directors’ Handbook, updating Committee Charter numbers, amending the frequency of attendance at the Parking Rules Violation Panel, generally refining document language, and indicating that every motion requires a second.

Facilities and Amenities Review (FAR) Ad hoc Committee – FINAL VOTE: Amend 70-1406-1, Limitations on Use.

MOVED and duly approved to remove this item from the agenda and return to the Facilities and Amenities Review Committee for further review.

Facilities and Amenities Review (FAR) Ad hoc Committee – FINAL VOTE: Adopt 30-1406-2, Limitations on Use, Fees

MOVED and duly approved to remove this item from the agenda and return to the Facilities and Amenities Review Committee for further review.

Finance Committee – Accept July Financial Statements

MOVED and duly approved to accept the financial statements July 2019, for audit.

Finance Committee – Approve Funds Transfer Request – Reserve Funds

MOVED and duly approved a transfer of the balance in the First Foundation Bank money market account, of approximately $25,853 in reserve funds, to close the account, plus $1,600,000 of reserve funds from US Bank to Morgan Stanley, for the purpose of maximizing insured funds and to invest in brokered CDs at Morgan Stanley.

Finance Committee – Approve CD Purchase – Reserve Funds

MOVED and duly approved the purchase of brokered CDs from Morgan Stanley, totaling $1,600,000, plus the balance of the First Foundation Bank money market account of reserve funds, with terms ranging from 6 months to 12 months, at the prevailing interest rates, at the time of purchase.

Finance Committee – Approve CD Purchase – Capital Improvement Funds 

MOVED and duly approved the purchase of brokered CDs from US Bancorp, upon maturity of a CD in September, totaling $247,000 of Capital Improvement funds, with a term ranging from 6 months to 12 months, at the prevailing interest rates, at the time of purchase.

Finance Committee – Approve New Vendor – Lockbox Services

MOVED and duly approved to accept the proposal submitted by ClickPay and to authorize the President to sign the proposal.

Finance Committee – Rescind 30-5519-3, Committee Budgeted Expenses

MOVED and duly approved to rescind 30-5119-3, Committee Budgeted Expenses, as it is no longer applicable.

Finance Committee – Approval of the Proposed 2020 Operating Budget

MOVED and duly approved the proposed 2020 Operating Budget, as presented in Exhibit A in the agenda packet.

Governing Documents Committee – Approve Alpha Designation to Type Codes, New Document Numbers

MOVED and duly approved the addition of an alpha designation, to be added to the document type codes, when necessary.

Mutual Administration Committee – Approve Bereavement Packet

MOVED and duly approved the Bereavement Packet for distribution.

Mutual Administration Committee – Amend 50-5165-3, Mutual Administration and Service Maintenance Committee Charter

MOVED and duly approved to amend 50-5165-3, Mutual Administration Committee Charter, incorporating the additional Committee goals approved by the GRF Board of Directors at the retreat held on June 27, 2019, general refinement of document language, updating of cost center numbers and incorporating the purpose, duties and limitations of the Service Maintenance Committee.

Mutual Administration Committee – Rescind 50-5170-3, Service Maintenance Committee Charter

MOVED and duly approved to rescind 50-5170-3, Service Maintenance Committee Charter, as the purpose, duties and limitations of the Service Maintenance Committee have been combined with the 50-5165-3, Mutual Administration Committee.

Mutual Administration Committee – Approve Installation of California Lottery, Self-Serve, Ticket Machine

MOVED and duly approved the use of approximately 5 square feet of Trust Property, within the lower lobby of Building 5, for the installation and operation of a Self-Serve Terminal California Lottery ticket machine and authorize the President to sign the agreement.

Physical Property Committee – Capital Funding Request – Shade Cover, Veterans’ Plaza

MOVED and duly approved to award a contract to USA Shade & Fabric Structures, for the installation of a 25’ x 60’ shade structure, at Veterans Plaza, based on ADRC approved color selections, at a cost not to exceed $26,986 and add a $3,000 contingency to cover permit fees and any unexpected expense, for a total cost of $29,986, Capital funding, and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Physical Property Committee – Reserve and Capital Funding Requests – Pool Complex Replacements and Renovations

MOVED and duly approved Capital/Reserve Funding in the amount not to exceed a total of $750,000 based on the scope of work called out in Exhibit A in the agenda packet, current Reserve funding is $555,065, Capital funding needed would be $194,935, and authorize the President sign any contracts and the Executive Director make the needed purchases for the Renovations of the Swimming Pool and area, after Finance Committee review.

Physical Property Committee – Reserve Funding Request – Replacement of Parking Stall Street Markings

MOVED and duly approved to award a contract to MJ Jurado to mark all Trust Property parking spots adjacent to curbs, with T’s and L’s, at a cost not to exceed $18,270, Reserve funding, and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Physical Property Committee – Reserve Funding Request – Replacement Interior Components of Clubhouse Six Leased Space (Apartment)

MOVED and duly approved Reserve funds, in the amount not to exceed $5,968, to install new blinds, paint and replace the flooring in the Ambulance Room at Clubhouse Six and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Recreation Committee – Reserve Funding Request – Golf Tee Box Replacement

MOVED and duly approved to award a contract with Eagle Golf Construction for the replacement of the nine (9) Golf Course T-Boxes, in the amount $70,923, from Reserve Funds.

Recreation Committee – Rescind 70-1202-1, Club Membership 

MOVED and duly approve to rescind 70-1202-1, Club Membership, as the rules contained in this document have been incorporated into document 70-1203-1, Membership of Clubs.

Recreation Committee – Adopt 70-1203-1, Membership of Clubs

MOVED and duly approved to adopt 70-1203-1, Membership of Clubs, incorporating the rules found in document 70-1203-1, Club Membership, effective October 1, 2019.

MOVED and duly approved to amend 70-1203-1, Member of Clubs, section 1.2.1.2, to add “or any local, state, or federal laws or requirements”.

Recreation Committee – Approve Locker Use Agreement

MOVED and duly approved the Locker Use Agreement, as presented. 

Recreation Committee – Approve Locker Agreement/Invoicing Cycle

MOVED and duly approved the Locker Agreement/Invoicing Cycle, as presented.

Recreation Committee – TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 70-1487.01.-2, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL) – Schedule of Fees

MOVED and duly TENTATIVELY approved to amend 70-1487.01-2, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL) – Schedule of Fees, for the required 28 day notice of proposed change under Civil Code §4360(a).  Final action on the proposed amendment will be held at the September 24, 2019 GRF Board meeting.

Security, Bus & Traffic Committee – Conceptual Approval – Contracted Off-Property Bus Service, Two Days per Week

The Motion failed to conceptually approve contracted off-property bus service at an estimated annual expense of $67,800 incorporating the expense into the 2020 operational budget  for an additional .86 papm and direct the Security Bus and Traffic Committee to finalize contractual terms and conditions and present options for consideration for a rider use fee, for presentation at the September 2019 GRF Board meeting.

Copies of the draft GRF Minutes for the meeting are available at the Administration reception desk on the second floor of the Administration Building.

Notice of Tentative Approval of Amendment 70-1487.01-2, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL) 

Per the action of the GRF Board on August 27, 2019, in accordance with Civil Code §4360, Notice of Tentative Approval of Amendment of 70-1487.01-2, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL) – Schedule of Fees, the Board hereby provides general notice to all Shareholders/Members of proposed amendment.

70-1487.01-2, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL) – Schedule of Fees

A charge will be made for the organization, from outside the community (non-refundable) to use Trust property. All money must be paid at least ten (10) business days before the date of the event.

SCHEDULE OF FEES AND MONETARY FINES 

FOR NOTICE OF VIOLATION

1. Fees

a. Annual Space Lease Fee

i. 10 foot to 20 foot parking space $170

ii. 21 foot to 30 foot parking space $200

iii. 31 foot to 40 foot parking space $290

2. Monetary Fines

#001 HAZARDOUS MATERIAL $50.00 $50.00

#002 JACK SUPPORT $50.00 $50.00

#003 ILLEGAL JACK $50.00 $50.00

#004 FLAT TIRE FIX-IT – TEN (10) DAYS $50.00

#005 MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR $100.00 $200.00

#006 TORN, WORN OUT RV COVERS FIX-IT – TEN (10) DAYS $50.00

#007 FAILURE TO PROVIDE REGISTRATION PAPERWORK CANCELLATION OF LEASE

#008 EXPIRED REGISTRATION FIX-IT – TEN (10) DAYS AFTER 10 DAYS CANCELLATION OF LEASE

#009 NO VALID RVL ID STICKER FIX-IT – TEN (10) DAYS AFTER 10 DAYS CANCELLATION OF LEASE

#010 UTILIZING QRV AS LIVING QUARTERS MAY CAUSE CANCELLATION OF LEASE

#011 CLUTTER $50.00 $100.00

#012 UNAUTHORIZED STORAGE OUTSIDE QRV $50.00 $100.00

#013 UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLE IN SPACE $50.00 $100.00

#014 QRV USED AS A STORAGE UNIT, BUSINESS OR WORKSHOP $50.00 $100.00

#015 GENERATOR RUNNING UNATTENDED $50.00 $100.00

#016 NONAPPROVED STORAGE UNIT ERECTED IN SPACE $50.00 $100.00

#017 QRV INOPERABLE FIX-IT – TEN (10) DAYS AFTER 10 DAYS CANCELLATION OF LEASE

#018 FAILURE TO NOTIFY GRF OF QRV CHANGES TO THE OWNERSHIP, REGISTRATION, INSURANCE, ADDRESS, PHONE

NUMBER, OR EMERGENCY CONTACT FIX-IT TEN (10) DAYS AFTER 10 DAYS CANCELLATION OF LEASE

#019 ALTERATION OR REPROGRAMMING OF REMOTE OR DUPLICATION OF KEYS CANCELLATION OF LEASE

#020 QRV SLIDE OUT EXTENDED FOR MORE THAN ONE DAY $50.00 $100.00

#021 QRV EXCESS SPEED LIMIT IN RVL $25.00 $50.00

#022 OFF ROAD VEHICLE DRIVEN IN RVL $25.00 $50.00

#023 PARKING AT CHARGING STATION IN EXCESS OF 24 HOURS $50.00 $100.00

#024 VIOLATION OF DUMP STATION PROCEDURES $50.00 $100.00

#025 SALE OF QRV BY SOMEONE OTHER THAN OWNER $100.00 $200.00

#026 FOR SALE SIGN ON QRV IN RVL $20.00 $20.00

#027 PETS IN RVL $25.00 $50.00

#028 WILLFUL DESTRUCTION OF GRF PROPERTY IN THE RVL CANCELLATION OF LEASE

Please reference 70-1487.01-2, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL) – Schedule of Fees on any correspondence you submit.  

All comments will be copied to the Board for review and consideration.  The Board will take final action relative to 70-1487.01-2, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL) – Schedule of Fees, at its September 24, 2019, meeting.

Schedule of Mutual Meetings  

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

Tuesday, Sept. 3 Mutual 16

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 3 Mutual 17

Administration 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 4 CFO Council

Conference Room B 10 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 5 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4 9 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 9 Mutual 9

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 11 Mutual 4

Administration 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 12 Mutual 12

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 13 Mutual 3

Administration 9 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 16 Mutual 15

Administration 1 p.m. 

Tuesday, Sept. 17 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday Sept. 18 Mutual 5

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 18 Mutual 7

Administration 1 p.m. 

GRF Board of Directors Meetings

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. 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:

Tuesday, Sept. 3 Recreation Committee

Conference Room B 1 p.m. 

Wednesday, Sept. 4 Governing Document Committee

Administration 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 4 Physical Property Committee

  Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 5 Architecture Design Review Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 6 Executive Committee 

Administration 10 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 6 GRF Board Executive Session 

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 9 Mutual Administration Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 10 Facilities and Amenities Review Ad Hoc

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 11 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 12 Communications Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 13 Executive Committee

Administration CANCELED

Monday, Sept. 16 Finance Committee

Administration 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 17 Website Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 18 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES GOLDEN RAIN FOUNDATION

July 23, 2019

CALL TO ORDER

President Linda Stone called the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors (BOD) of the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) to order at 10:02 a.m., on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Clubhouse Four.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Carole Damoci, President of the Golden Age Foundation, led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

ROLL CALL

Following the roll call, the Corporate Secretary reported that Directors Perrotti, J. St. Aubin, Snowden, Pratt, L. Stone, Thompson, Hopewell, Rapp, Dodero, Winkler, Heinrichs, Findlay, Friedman, and Isom were present. The Executive Director and the Director of Finance were also present. Directors Fekjar, Gerber, Lukoff and Massetti were absent.

Fourteen Directors were present, with a quorum of the voting majority. 

PRESIDENTS COMMENTS

Today I want to talk briefly about the GRF Budget for 2020.

GRF is in the midst of working on the 2020 Budget. We are just barely past the halfway mark for 2019 and yet here we are talking about 2020. But it is very necessary to begin early because of the size and complexity of our budget. Just think, in just two months this Board will be voting on the 2020 Budget, after many, many hours, many committee meetings and a ton of review. And this is all done after the Finance Department has done their work and presented it to the committees for due diligence.

Budget Timeline: July-first draft budgets were presented to committees, August-second iteration of draft budgets to be presented to committees, September-Final draft budget will be reviewed by the Finance Committee, September 24th-Final draft budget presented to the GRF BOD for approval, November-Approved budgets distributed.

The current 2019 Operating Budget was, in round numbers, 17½ million dollars, which was offset by approximately 4½ million dollars in income (Medical Center, On-Site Sales, SRO recovery, etc.) That leaves a 12½ million-dollar operating budget which resulted in a $158.20 assessment to each of the 6,608 GRF members. That is the GRF portion of your current monthly assessments.

Assembling a 12½ million-dollar budget is not an easy job and one that is not taken lightly. The Committees and their cost centers must look ahead a year and based on experience, guess what will be needed the following year and hope that they are correct in their assumptions. And our track record indicates that they will be. Of course, this is predicated on the supposition of no large disasters or abnormal expenses!

There are nine standing committees and 34 cost centers. All cost centers are being reviewed for possible savings. For instance, the Recreation Committee is taking a hard look at the monies spent on the Amphitheater Shows, events, the Library and other amenities. Security, Bus and Traffic is evaluating off site bus service, etc., and transportation needs. And this is just two examples of the 34 cost centers.

GRF needs to spend your money wisely…getting the most bang for your buck! We cannot please everyone, but our mission is to get the greatest value for the majority of the residents. Every $100,000 spent costs each shareholder $1.26 per month. And this adds up quickly.

Note: Of the 12½ million-dollar budget, approximately 7½ million dollars is attributed to wages and salaries. And of the 7½ million dollars to wage and salaries, around 70% of that is services to the Mutuals.

I’m telling you all these numbers to illustrate a point. A week and a half ago, at the Executive Committee, we discussed ways to bring our minimum wage up to $15 per hour in order to attract new employees, mainly part time employees. And at the same time, keeping expenses under control. Our goal is to keep the increase to assessments at a minimum.

Of our 232 employees, around half are part time; this involves mostly Security, Bus &Traffic and Recreation staff. To that end, the Executive Committee voted to bring forth a motion today to bring our minimum wage up to $15 per hour beginning January 1, 2020. To offset this expense, there is a motion to decrease the amount GRF matches to the current employees 401K contribution from 4% to 1.5%.

It’s funny how GRF is accused of lack of transparency, but somehow the word gets out faster than a speeding bullet.

Because of a mild barrage of negative feedback, I have decided to ask that these items be removed from this agenda and sent back to the Executive Committee for further review. I would also ask that the Chair, Vice President Susan Hopewell hold this as an open committee meeting with comments allowed from the floor. If this is an issue that is important to you, please attend the August 9th Executive Committee meeting, at 1 pm in, the Administration Conference Room, in the Administration Building.

I am asking that you, as invested residents, to attend our Finance meetings and other committee meetings where issues are discussed, approved and sent to the Board. It pays to know firsthand how your money is being spent. And now to the business at hand.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Stone MOVED, seconded by Ms. Snowden and carried unanimously by the Directors present-

TO remove agenda items 11. c.ii., c.iii. and c.iv. and return them to the Executive Committee for further review.

The GRF Board participated in an all-day Board Planning Session on Thursday, June 27, at the Old Ranch Country Club and held an all-day Executive Session of the Board and training session on Friday, June 28, in the Administration conference room.

SERVICE ANNIVERSARIES

One employee was recognized with a service award.

 Terry DeLeon Recreation Department 35 years

SEAL BEACH COUNCIL MEMBER’S REPORT

Seal Beach Councilmember Sandra Massa-Lavitt provided an update on the City of Seal Beach Council meeting. 

HEALTH CARE CENTER ADVISORY BOARD UPDATE

Charity Kopp, Heath Care Center Administrator, presented a report (included in the agenda packet) on the major projects and the renovation at the Health Care Center.

SHAREHOLDER/MEMBER COMMENTS

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

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

3 minute limit per speaker, 16 – 25 speakers

2 minute limit per speaker, over 26 speakers

Eleven members offered comments.

CONSENT CALENDAR – APPROVAL OF BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

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

• Minutes of the Facilities and Amenities Ad hoc Committee Board Meeting of April 26, 2019

• Minutes of the Recreation Committee Board Meeting of May 6, 2019

• Minutes of the Management Services Review Ad hoc Committee Board Meeting of May 7, 2019

• Minutes of the Executive Committee Board Meeting of May 10, 2019

• Minutes of the Special Security, Bus & Traffic Committee Board Meeting of May 24, 2019

APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES

The minutes of the June 25 meeting were approved, as presented.

REPORTS

The Chair of the Facilities and Amenities Review (FAR) Ad hoc Committee provided an update of the Ad hoc Committee’s activity.

The Chair of the Management Services Review Ad hoc Committee provided an update of the Ad hoc Committee’s activity.

The Chair of the Strategic Planning Ad hoc Committee advised that the Committee is awaiting the return of the surveys to schedule the next meeting.

NEW BUSINESS

General

Establish Ad hoc Committee – Website Redesign

There is a clear and present need to establish a Website Redesign Ad hoc Committee for the “purpose of setting expectations and general recommendations for Leisure World’s website redesign and development, functionality, technology, content, deadlines, and budget.”

The Committee will report to the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors (BOD). General function and requirement of the Committee: establish general criteria for modifications/improvements to the existing GRF Website; Establish an RFP and seek proposals for professional website design services; make a recommendation to the GRF Board on the selection of a website design service company; and upon Board approval, work in conjunction with staff and the website design company to deliver a new GRF website.

At the end of the Committee’s review, a final report will be given to the Board and the Committee will automatically dissolve. When the Board is given the final report, the Board will then determine what further steps to be taken, if any.

Ms. Stone MOVED, seconded by Mr. Pratt and carried unanimously by the Directors present – 

Pursuant to state statute (Corp. Code §7210; Corp. Code §7212(c)) and Article VII of the Bylaws of the Golden Rain Foundation, TO approve and thereby establish the Website Redesign Ad hoc Committee and grant to the Ad hoc Committee limited authority specifically stated within the GRF governing documents, and policies or other authority as granted by the BOD or as stated within this policy.

Ms. Stone MOVED, seconded by Mr. Pratt and carried unanimously by the Directors present – 

In accordance with Article VIII of the Bylaws, Ad hoc Committee chair and members shall be appointed by the GRF President and approved by action of the BOD in accordance with policy 5100-30; TO approve the appointment of Nick Massetti as Chair, Irma Heinrichs, Susan Hopewell, Leah Perrotti, Paula Snowden and Linda Stone to the Website Redesign Ad hoc Committee.

Approve Contract with Tahitian Herbal

Tahitian Herbal (CBD products) requests the use of 2- 3 square feet, within the first-floor lobby of Building 5, for the purpose of installing a vending machine to sell their products (Exhibit A in the agenda packet). For the use of Trust Property, including electrical to power the vending machine and Wi-Fi access, Tahitian Herbal would provide a 20% commission on all products dispensed (Exhibit B, contract in agenda packet).

Ms. Winkler MOVED, seconded by Ms. Hopewell –

TO approve the contract with Tahitian Herbal, for the limited use ofTrust property within Building 5, for the sole purpose of installation of a vending machine for the sale of CBD products and authorize the President to sign the contract. 

Two Directors and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried with one no vote (Perrotti).

Approve July GRF Board Report

The monthly GRF Board report shall contain the GRF BOD meeting recap, GRF Committee and Ad hoc Committee monthly summaries of action and the Financial Recap page, as established by the Executive Committee on February 9, 2019.

Ms. Isom MOVED, seconded by Ms. Rapp-

TO approve the July GRF Board Report, as amended.

Four Directors and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

The motion failed with twelve no votes and two yes votes (Findlay, Rapp).

Ms. Rapp MOVED, seconded by Ms. Findlay and carried unanimously by the Directors present-

TO approve the July GRF Board Report, as amended and upon review by the GRF President and Vice President.

Communications and ITS Committee

Approve Business Use of Trust Property for Transportation Pick up and Drop off

At its regularly scheduled Communications/IT Committee meeting, on July 11, 2019, the Committee unanimously moved to approve a new pick up location, for Modern Buds bus service, at the Amphitheater bus stop, requested the GRF be listed as an additional insured, and forward to the Board of Directors for approval. 

Mr. Pratt MOVED, seconded by Mr. Dodero-

TO approve a new pick up location for Modern Buds bus service, at the Amphitheater bus stop, contingent upon the GRF being listed as an additional insured on its Certificate of Liability Insurance.

Four Directors and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried with two no votes (Perrotti, St. Aubin) and one abstention (Mr. Friedman).

Amend Policy 5050-34, Digital Billboards

At its meeting on July 11, 2019, the Communications and IT Committee recommended the GRF Board of Directors amend 5050-34, Digital Billboards.

Mr. Pratt MOVED, seconded by Ms. Heinrichs-

TO recommend the GRF Board of Directors amend 5050-34, Digital Billboards, establishing policies and procedures to display information content on digital billboards, the conditions for display of business-related, sales contents or fundraising functions, and establishes the digital billboard layout requirements.

Nine Directors and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

The motion failed unanimously.


Mr. Pratt MOVED, seconded by Mr. Dodero and carried unanimously by the Directors present-

TO refer 5050-34 back to the Communications & IT Committee, recommending a joint meeting with the Recreation Committee to specifically address requirements for posting and any other issues requiring clarification.

Use of LW Weekly for Printing of GRF Board Meeting Minutes

At the July 15, 2019, meeting of the Communication & IT Committee, the Committee reviewed production, printing and distribution costs of LW Weekly, noting redundant information is provided in the posting of the GRF Board meeting summary, as well as the complete printing of the GRF Board meeting minutes. These actions exceed the requirements under the Civil Code.

As a full summary of the GRF Board meeting is printed and the full minutes are posted upon the GRF website, a cost savings exists in canceling the practice of printing the full GRF minutes annually within LW Weekly, which requires space equivalent to 40-48 pages, at a cost of $4,026 to $4,831 (printing cost). To satisfy provisions of the Civil Code, distribute upon request, copies of the draft and, ultimately, approved GRF Board minutes will be available upon request at the GRF Administration reception desk.

 

Ms. Isom MOVED, seconded by Ms. Hopewell-

TO approve the printing of the GRF Board meeting summary only in LW Weekly and provide copies of the Draft and Approved GRF Board meeting minutes at the GRF Administration Reception Desk, upon request, effective September 1, 2019, contingent upon no lessthan four (4) articles within LW Weekly, including a front page notice on the revision to current practice.

Four Directors and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried unanimously by the Directors present.

The President called for a 45 minutes break at 11:50 a.m.

Roll call was conducted by Vice President Susan Hopewell. The meeting was called to order at 12:35 p.m.

Executive Committee

Amend 30-5110-3, Executive Committee Charter

At its meeting on July 12, 2019, the Executive Committee recommended the GRF Board of Directors amend 30-5110-3, Executive Committee Charter.

Ms. Findlay MOVED, seconded by Mr. Friedman and carried unanimously by the Directors present-

TO amend 30-5110-3, Executive Committee Charter, incorporating the additional Committee goals approved by the GRF Board of Directors at the retreat held on June 27, 2019 and updating the cost center numbers. 

Approve Increase of GRF Entry Wages of $13.25 to $15.00 and Increase Wages for All Staff Earning Below $15.00 to New GRF Entry Wage of $15.00

This item was removed from the agenda and referred back to the Executive Committee for review and discussion.

Approve Benefit Package Modification: Remove Eligibility of 401k match for Part Time New Hires, Effective September 1, 2019

This item was removed from the agenda and referred back to the Executive Committee for review and discussion.

Approve Benefit Package Modification: Reduce 401k Match to 1.5% for All Eligible Employees, Effective Upon Notice Required by Law

This item was removed from the agenda and referred back to the Executive Committee for review and discussion.

Facilities and Amenities Review Ad hoc Committee

Amend 30-5175-3, Facilities and Amenities Review Ad hoc Committee Charter

At is meeting on July 9, 2019, the Facilities and Amenities Review Ad Hoc Committee recommended the GRF Board of Directors amend 30-5175-3, Facilities and Amenities Review Ad Hoc Committee Charter, as amended, pending Board approval of the new formatting recommended by the Governing Documents Committee.

Ms. Heinrichs MOVED, seconded by Ms. Rapp-

TO amend 30-5175-3, Facilities and Amenities Review Ad Hoc Committee Charter, as amended, pending Board approval of the new formatting recommended by the Governing Documents Committee.

Four Directors spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried unanimously by the Directors present.

TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 70-1406-1, Limitations on Use and Adopt 70-1406-2, Limitations on Use, Fees

At is meeting on July 9, 2019, the Facilities and Amenities Review Ad Hoc Committee recommended the GRF Board of Directors amend 70-1406-1, Limitations on Use, as amended, pending Board approval of the new formatting recommended by the Governing Documents Committee and adopt 70-1406-2, Limitations on Use fee schedule.

Mr. Friedman MOVED, seconded by Ms. Snowden-

TO tentatively amend 70-1406-1, Limitations on Use, as amended, and adopt 70-1406-2 (fee schedule extracted from 70-1406-1), pending Board approval of the new formatting recommended by the Governing Documents Committee and pending a 28-day notification to the members, and a final decision by the GRF Board of Directors on August 27, 2019.

Three Directors spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried unanimously by the Directors present.

Finance Committee

Accept Month of June Financial Statements for Audit

At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Finance Committee on July 15, 2019, the Committee, in accordance with Policy 5515-31 and all applicable sections of the civil code 5500, duly moved to recommend to the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors acceptance of the June 2019 financial statements, for audit. Please note that acceptance of the June 2019 financial statements is an automatic acceptance of the May 31, 2019 financial statements.

Ms. Winkler MOVED, seconded by Mr. Friedman and carried unanimously by the Directors present –

TO accept the June 2019 financial statements for audit.

Funds Transfer Request – Reserves

At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Finance Committee on July 15, 2019, the members discussed the liquid funds held in various financial institutions and noted the total balance in one of the financial institutions exceeds the FDIC insurance limit upon maturity of a CDAR and therefore is not in compliance with Policy 5520-31 – Reserves. 

The Committee passed a motion to recommend to the GRF Board the transfer of $1,022,000 of reserve funds, from First Foundation Bank to Morgan Stanley, $250,000 from First Foundation Bank reserve funds and $245,000 from US Bancorp reserve funds to Morgan Stanley following the receipt of maturing investments from those financial institutions, for the purposes of maximizing insured funds and to invest in brokered CDs at Morgan Stanley.

Mr. Friedman MOVED, seconded by Ms. Hopewell-

TO approve a transfer of $1,022,000 of reserve funds, from First Foundation Bank to Morgan Stanley, $250,000 from First Foundation Bank reserve funds and $245,000 from US Bancorp reserve funds to Morgan Stanley following the receipt of maturing investments from those financial institutions, for the purposes of maximizing insured funds and to invest in brokered CDs at Morgan Stanley.

Two Directors and the Director of Finance spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried unanimously by the Directors present.

CD Purchase Request – Reserves

At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Finance Committee on July 15, 2019, the members discussed diversifying the reserve fund investment portfolio by purchasing investments with Morgan Stanley in addition to US Bancorp. Additionally, the Committee discussed the current investment ladder and reserve funds available for investing to fill in the gaps in the investment ladder.

Following this discussion, the Committee passed a motion to recommend to the GRF Board the purchase of brokered CDs, from Morgan Stanley totaling $1,517,000 of reserve funds, with terms ranging from 12 months to 18 months, at the prevailing interest rates, at the time of purchase.

Mr. Friedman MOVED, seconded by Mr. Dodero and carried unanimously by the Directors present-

TO approve the purchase of brokered CDs, through Morgan Stanley, totaling $1,517,000 of reserve funds, with terms ranging from 12 months to 18 months, at the prevailing interest rates, at the time of purchase.

Amend 40-5115-3, Finance Committee Charter

At is meeting on July 15, 2019, the Finance Committee recommended the GRF Board of Directors amend 40-5115-3, Finance Committee Charter, as amended.

Mr. Dodero MOVED, seconded by Ms. Heinrichs and carried unanimously by the Directors present-

TO amend 40-5115-3, Finance Committee Charter, as amended, incorporating the additional Committee goals approved by the GRF Board of Directors at the retreat held on June 27, 2019, adding the review and approval of monthly staff reports to the Committee, furnishing a report at the GRF Annual meeting, and pending Board approval of the new formatting recommended by the Governing Documents Committee.

Governing Documents Committee

Ratify New Power DMS Categories and Titles

At its meeting on July 3, 2019, the Governing Documents Committee presented the new header categories and document titles for the current GRF governing documents and recommended the GRF Board of Directors ratify the changes.

Ms. Findlay MOVED, seconded by Friedman and carried unanimously by the Directors present- 

TO ratify the use of new header categories and document titles for the current GRF governing documents (reduce the header from three lines to two lines and replace the current document names with new document names).

Adopt Proposed GRF Governing Documents Format

At its meeting on July 3, 2019, the Governing Documents Committee discussed the proposed format for GRF governing documents.

Ms. St. Aubin MOVED, seconded by Ms. Snowden and carried unanimously by the Directors present-

TO approve the formatting of GRF governing documents, as amended: (reduce the space between the Document History and end of text of governing document on the last page, amend the Document History section from one column to three columns, add the section ‘Key Words”, in bold below Document History, move the text “GOLDEN RAIN FOUNDATION, Seal Beach, California to the footer, and reduce the size of footer text to 10 point).

Ms. St. Aubin MOVED, seconded by Mr. Friedman –

TO approve a revision to all GRF Committee Charters presented to the Board today: Paragraph one: “Pursuant to state statute (Corp. Code §7210; Corp. Code §7212(c)) and Article VIII of the Bylaws of the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF), the Board of Directors (BOD) hereby establishes the _____Committee and grants to the Committee authority specifically stated within the GRF governing documents.” Paragraph two: “In accordance with Article VII Section I of the Bylaws, the committee chair and members shall be appointed by the GRF President and approved by action of the BOD and add GOALS: a. Increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency, b. Protect, preserve, and improve our assets.

Two Directors spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried unanimously by the Directors present.

 Adopt 30-5180-3, Governing Documents Committee Charter

At its meeting on July 3, 2019, the Governing Documents Committee recommended the GRF Board of Directors adopt 30-5180-3 Governing Documents Committee Charter.

Ms. Snowden MOVED, seconded by Ms. Rapp and carried unanimously by the Directors present-

TO adopt 30-5180-3, Governing Documents Committee Charter, as amended. 

Physical Property Committee

Reserve Funding Request – Heat Pumps, Clubhouse Two, Units #2 & #6

Two heat pumps have exceeded their expected life and are considered beyond repair.

At its regularly scheduled meeting on July 3, 2019, the Physical Property Committee (PPC) duly moved and approved to recommend the replacment of two (2) heat pumps in Clubhouse Two: units #2 and #6. The cost, provided by Greenwood Heating and Air, is for a combined total cost of $12,800 (see exhibit A in agenda packet), pending review by the Finance Committee for additional Reserve Funding. 

At its July regularly scheduled meeting on July 15, 2019, the Finance Committee determined funding was available.

Ms. Rapp MOVED, seconded by Ms. Hopewell-

TO award a contract to Greenwood Heating and Air to replace two (2) heat pumps, in Clubhouse Two: units #2 and #6, for a cost not to exceed $12,800, Reserve Funding, and authorize the President to sign the contract.

One Director and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried unanimously by the Directors present.

Amend 60-5130-3, Physical Property Committee Charter

At its meeting on July 3, 2019, the Physical Property Committee recommended the GRF Board of Directors amend 60-5130-3, Physical Property Committee Charter.

Ms. Hopewell MOVED, seconded by Ms. Rapp and carried unanimously by the Directors present-

TO amend 60-5130-3, Physical Property Committee Charter, incorporating the additional Committee goals approved by the GRF Board of Directors at the retreat held on June 27, 2019. 

Mr. Massetti joined the meeting at 1:12 p.m.

Capital Funding Request – SCE Charge Ready Program/EV Charging Stations

At its meeting on July 3, 2019 the Physical Property Committee duly moved and approved to request the GRF Board approve the installation of five (5) electric charging stations at the Clubhouse Two parking lot location (see Exhibit A in agenda packet), at a cost not to exceed $10,000 (see Exhibit B in agenda packet), Capital Funds, pending review by the Finance Committee. 

 At its regularly scheduled meeting on July 15, 2019, the Finance Committee reviewed funding for this replacement and determined funding was available. Note: a secondary agreement with Charge Point to establish a cost for charging will be needed after installation of equipment.

Ms. Hopewell MOVED, seconded by Ms. Heinrichs –

TO authorize SCE to install the infrastructure for five (5) electric charging stations at Clubhouse Two parking lot, funding through the SCE Charge Ready Program, and to authorize the installation of five (5) level two (2) charging ports, at a cost not to exceed $10,000, Capital Funding, and authorize the President sign any agreements and authorize the Executive Director to make the needed purchase of equipment.

Four Directors, the Facilities Director and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried with one no vote (Dodero).

Reserve Funding Request – Replacement of Channel Fencing, Main Gate Entrance

The Architectural Design & Review Committee requested costs to replace the section of fencing next to the Main Gate entrance, over the channel. The entire fence replacement on Golden Rain Road has been forwarded to the Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee for consideration. Attached is an illustration of where and what the replacement could look like (in agenda packet).

Staff located the vendor, Quality Fence, through the City of Long Beach, (the vendor installed this type of fence in Long Beach).

Quality Fence quoted a cost of $3,000 for the replacement of 60’ of fence at the location requested (attached proposal in agenda packet). 

At its regularly scheduled meeting on July 3, 2019, the Physical Property Committee duly moved and approved to request the GRF Board replace the section of chain link fencing next to the Main Gate entrance over the channel, pending review by the Finance Committee. 

At its regularly scheduled meeting on July 15, 2019 the Finance Committee reviewed funding for this replacement and determined funding was available. Note: This component is in the Reserve Study for the entire Channel Fence, #518 (attachment in agenda packet).

Ms. Snowden MOVED, seconded by Mr. Friedman-

TO award a contract to Quality Fence for the replacement of 60’ of fencing, over the channel, at the Main Gate Entrance, for a cost not to exceed $3,000, Reserve Funding, and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Three Directors and the Facilities Director spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried with one no vote (Pratt).

Recreation Committee

Adopt 70-1433-1, Trust Property Locker Rules and Regulations

At its meeting on July 1, 2019, the Recreation Committee recommended the GRF Board of Directors adopt 70-1433-1, Trust Property Locker Rules and Regulations.

Mrs. Perrotti MOVED, seconded by Ms. Heinrichs-

TO adopt 70-1433-1, Trust Property Locker Rules and Regulations, and which sets forth the rules and regulations for the use of Trust Property Lockers, effective September 1, 2019.

Eight Directors and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried with one no vote (Dodero).

Amend 70-1422-3, Marquee Usage

At its meeting on July 1, 2019, the Recreation Committee recommended the GRF Board of Directors amend 70-1422-3, Marquee.

Ms. Rapp MOVED, seconded by Ms. Hopewell-

TO amend 70-1422-3, Marquee, changing the name to Marquee Usage and clarifying usage procedures.

Two Directors spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried unanimously by the Directors present. 

Amend 70-5135-3, Recreation Committee Charter

At its meeting on July 1, 2019, the Recreation Committee recommended the GRF Board of Directors amend 70-5135-3, Recreation Committee Charter.

Ms. Heinrichs MOVED, seconded by Ms. Rapp and carried unanimously by the Board members present-

TO amend 70-5135-3, Recreation Committee Charter, incorporating the additional Committee goals approved by the GRF Board of Directors at the retreat held on June 27, 2019, updating the Committee duties, and updating the cost center numbers associated with the Recreation Committee.

Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

Amend 80-5145-3, Security, Bus & Traffic Committee Charter

At its meeting on July 10, 2019, the Security, Bus and Traffic Committee recommended the GRF Board of Directors amend 80-5145-3 Security, Bus and Traffic Committee Charter.

Mr. Dodero MOVED, seconded by Ms. Hopewell and carried unanimously by the Directors present-

TO amend 80-5145-3, Security, Bus and Traffic Committee Charter, incorporating the additional Committee goals approved by the GRF Board of Directors at the retreat held on June 27, 2019.

Approve Request to Seal Beach Police Department for Traffic Enforcement on Trust Property

The Golden Rain Foundation at Leisure World Seal Beach is committed to the safety and of all residents, especially in regard to vehicle traffic and pedestrian safety. Towards that end, the GRF Board of Directors has made positive steps in the past few years to enhance safety inside LWSB.

After careful deliberation, a proposal was made by the GRF Board to review the possibility of having Seal Beach Police Department enforce traffic laws upon Trust Property. Before this could possibly occur, Trust Property streets would have to be certified to meet the same standard as any public street outside the community. This would entail having a Certified Traffic Engineer certify that LWSB streets meet the standards of the California Manual on Uniformed Traffic Control Devices (CAMUTCD). 

On February 14, 2019, we received our Certificate of Compliance, including posted signage. The cost of obtaining this certification totaled approximately $200,000.

When speaking to members of the Seal Beach Police Department, they stated that if they were to enforce traffic laws inside the community, they would be required to enforce all traffic laws, including those laws regarding golf carts. Over 450 golf carts are registered at Leisure World; these golf cart users have expressed concern over the possibility of Seal Beach PD enforcing traffic laws inside the community since this would mean that certain golf carts would have to be registered and licensed by the DMV, have proper insurance, and the operator of the golf cart would need a driver license (this does not apply to 2 seater golf carts that are under 1300 pounds and go 15 miles or less). Many of the golf carts used in Leisure World hold more than 2 people and weigh more than 1300 pounds. Even with this objection, the safety and security of all Leisure World shareholders and guests must be the most important factor in determining if Seal Beach Police Department provides traffic enforcement on GRF trust streets.

It is important to note that in the last five years, there have been 554 traffic accidents and collisions involving motor vehicles (including golf carts).

Mr. Pratt MOVED, seconded by Ms. Snowden-

TO send a formal request to the City of Seal Beach City Council, for Seal Beach Police Department traffic enforcement upon Trust Property as Trust Property has been certified to meet the standards of CAMUTCD.

Eight Directors and the Executive Director spoke on the motion.

The motion was carried unanimously by the Directors present.

CONTROLLER’S REPORT

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

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

The Executive Director spoke on various topics during the meeting.

BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

Eighteen Board members spoke on the meeting proceedings.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned was at 2:14 p.m.

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Linda Stone

GRF President

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Community

GOLDEN AGE FOUNDATION

Hospitality Center celebrates 20 years of camaraderie

by Linda Johnson

LW contributor

The Golden Age Foundation’s Hospitality Program is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. 

Back in 1999, when the program first started, the center was in the Clubhouse 3 lobby. It was originally the brainstorm of Julie Holbrook, emeritus member of GAF. The original chair and co-chair were Fran Barisoff and Joan Shramek. Fran bought all of the goodies to be served and Joan organized the staffing of the program. When Clubhouse 6 was built, the center moved over to its current home on the first floor. 

Hospitality is a great place to meet up with friends — or meet new friends. The coffee is hot; the cookies are sweet, and the volunteers are friendly. The volunteers can be recognized by their red vests and smiling faces. All residents and caregivers are welcome to come and enjoy this friendly atmosphere Monday -Friday from 9-11 a.m. For added enjoyment, there has also been a little entertainment from time to time. 

 Stop in on Friday and meet Lita Lewis, a 20-year veteran of the Hospitality Program. Lita has been volunteering since the beginning in one capacity or another. She is the team leader on Friday and has picked up donations from Starbucks and other locations. In the past, she also picked up pizza from Pizza Hut to serve on Friday. She will turn 90 next year and still enjoys her “Friday gig.” Thanks so much to Lita! Anyone who is inspired by Lita and wants to volunteer for hospitality, call 221-3008 and ask for Martha Goossens.

 The Golden Age Foundation Board Hospitality Chairs were Fran Barisoff, Joan Shramek, Jim Connelly, Linda Johnson, Sandra Massa Lavitt, Gail Levitt, Carl Kennedy and now Martha Goossens. Two chairs are no longer living Fran Barisoff and Jim Connelly.

Two ladies who were so instrumental in really keeping the Hospitality program on track are Anat Ben Aziz and Dottie Dickerson. They assisted Sandra Massa Lavitt during her term as board chair. Both ladies were wonderful leaders and had innovative ideas. 

Thanks to them and thanks to all who serve as Hospitality volunteers. It can’t run without them…and it can’t be a success without them and the many guests who visit the Hospitality Center.

 Come down to Clubhouse 6 to partake in a cookie, a little coffee and a whole lot of conversation and laughter (the latter provided by the guests). 

The Golden Age Foundation is happy to sponsor this event and it thanks those who donate to this non-profit organization so that it is able to continue. Thank you to the GAF donors. The GAF looks forward to funding this program for the next 20 years.

SUNSHINE CLUB

On-Site Sales agent is guest Aug. 30

Buying and selling units in Leisure World will be the topic of Maryann Shaddow, real estate agent with the On-Site Sales office, at the Sunshine Club meeting tomorrow, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. 

Maryann will explain what is going on with the market; why prices have dropped; and why inventory is up.

She will also present ideas on what will help sell a unit sold in a slow market and how to arrive at the right price. 

The process for selling in Leisure World will be addressed, including attorney approval; intent to withdraw; pre-list inspection; what heirs need to know to make the transition easier and the process they must go through; and the importance of trusts.

The second portion of her talk will center around what the mutuals’ require from the buyers and the many different ways of qualifying.

On Thursday, Sept. 12, the Sunshine Club will host a workshop, “How to Build Balance,” conducted by SilverSneakers certified exercise trainer Jessica Sackman from 10 a.m.-noon in Clubhouse 2. 

During the workshop, attendees will learn about common risk factors; steps they can take to prevent falls; and exercises to strengthen and improve balance.

SilverSneakers is a program that focuses on maintaining good health and independence. 

Jessica has been a certified exercise instructor and personal trainer since 1995, specializing in working with older adults. She has been a SilverSneakers class instructor for 22 years and been a SilverSneakers instructor coordinator for 12 years. 

The club has frequent guest speakers from outside Leisure World who speak on various topics that enhance living in LW. The club does not endorse the speakers or their businesses. It solely provides information. Any interaction with the business outside of the meeting is on-your-own. 

Arrive 5-10 minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins at 10 a.m. Bring a cup for coffee and support the club’s “Save the Earth” program.

The club meets on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 10 a.m.-noon (except on the first Friday in Room 9). 

All shareholders are welcome to attend; no membership required. For more information, call Anna Derby at 301-5339.

Y SERVICE CLUB

Get Triviamania tickets at door

Some tickets may be available at the door at Clubhouse 2 for the Y Service Club Triviamania game tomorrow, Aug. 30. The game begins at 1 p.m. and ends at approximately 4 p.m. To buy tickets at the door, come by 12:30 p.m. for open seating. Singles, pairs and groups are welcome. Tickets are $10 per person, payable by cash or check. Exercise your brain, make new friends, and enjoy an afternoon of fun.

 Tables of up to eight people form a team and put their heads together to come up with the right answers in a Jeopardy type format game designed for seniors. Friday’s game will feature 80 questions in exciting new categories. 

Cash prizes are shared among all table members. The winning team takes home three times their buy in; second place earns two times their buy-in, and third place gets their ticket price refunded. 

 You don’t have to be an Einstein to be on a winning team. Here are some sample questions and answers: 

• What was Betty Grable famous for? (legs)

• What is the Hoosier state? (Indiana)

• What number does the Roman numeral C represent? (100)

 Snacks will be available for purchase. Bring extra $1 bills to compete in challenging games between Triviamania rounds. Proceeds for the event help support local YMCA youth programs and Leisure World projects.

Community

Bingo played Sundays, CH 2

Bingo games, sponsored by different Leisure World clubs, are played at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 1. All LWers are welcome. Complimentary refreshments are served.

On Sept. 1 the games will be hosted by the New York Club.

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

MINIBUS

Orientation session is Sept. 5

The Golden Rain Transportation Department will conduct informational meetings on using the Minibus service from 10-11:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. 

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

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

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

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

GOLDEN AGE FOUNDATION

Tickets are on sale for 46th annual gala

Join friends and the Leisure World community for an evening “On Broadway” at the Golden Age Foundation’s 46th annual gala on Saturday, Oct. 19, in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. 

The dress for the evening is appropriate attire for a Broadway show or kick up your heals and come dressed as a favorite Broadway character. 

Need Ideas? How about “Cats,” “Hairspray,” “Oklahoma,” “Pajama Game,” “Damn Yankees,” “Sound of Music,” “South Pacific,” “Grease,” “Cinderella,” “Flower Drum Song,” ‘Dream Girls” or “Phantom of the Opera.” 

Don’t miss this evening of fun. There will be a photo booth to capture the image of your attire provided by a Golden Age Foundation volunteer, a meal catered by Country Garden, an opportunity to do holiday shopping at the silent auction and the singing entertainment by Ryan Christopher. 

In the words of Ethel Merman, “Who could ask for anything more?” Or in the song by Liza Minnelli, “Why sit at home all alone in your room? Come to the Cabaret!”

Tickets are $25 each, or $200 for a table to have friends at the same table. 

Tickets are available at the Hospitality Center from 10-11 a.m., Monday-Friday, or call Nickie Weisel at (714) 318-2053 or Gail Levitt at 596-1346.

INVESTMENT FORUM

Bond market is topic for meeting on Sept. 10 at 2

The next Investment Forum presentation will be Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. 

 September’s presentation will be “What’s Going on With the Bond Market?” It seems that lately, the bond market is telling a tale of profound doom and pessimism and many investors are left puzzled and confused. 

The presentation will try to shed some light on bond basics; what’s weighing on the bond market right now; how the stock market influence bond yields; and other dynamics currently impacting bonds. 

Curiosity, questions and suggestions for future topics and presentations are appreciated and encouraged.

 For over 30 years, the Investment Forum has been committed to informing and educating Leisure World residents by presenting monthly discussions on timely, critical financial topics and current economic trends. The Forum is committed to providing residents the information, knowledge and confidence, essential to making more informed and effective financial decisions. 

Presentations are sponsored by Stratos Wealth Management Group, an independent RIA (Registered Investment Advisor) of LPL Financial. Presentations are hosted by Larry Pino, CTFA, Partner and Private Wealth Advisor.

—Larry Pino

AMERICAN LEGION

Annual picnic is Labor Day, Sept. 2

American Legion Post 327 is hosting its annual picnic on Labor Day, Sept. 2, at the Clubhouse 1 picnic grounds. It will begin about 11:30 a.m. Everyone is asked to bring salads and desserts. The Post will provide the main course and all the paper goods. Members of the Auxiliary and the Sons are also invited to participate. Anyone interested in joining or transferring to Post 327 is also encouraged to attend and meet the group. If you have questions, call Cmdr. Rich Carson at (714) 719-6872. 

Baseball anyone? The Angels are hosting its first Military Day on Sept. 9 at an evening game against the Cleveland Indians. All veterans and active duty military personnel will receive special baseball caps as well as special prices on tickets. If interested in attending, contact Dan Weber at (949) 235-1412 before Sept. 1. 

The first Post meeting of the new year will convene on Monday, Sept. 16, in Clubhouse 4. The board meeting will begin at noon and the general meeting will start at 1:30. All veterans interested in joining the Post are welcome to attend. Come hear what the new board is planning. 

Super Bingo is set for Sunday, Sept. 29. Pre-sale tickets are $15 per person with a reserved seat. The bingo pots are $100 for each of the 10 games. Extra games and special munchies will be offered. 

Call Lee Esslinger at (310) 491-8990, with questions. Bring family and friends for a fun afternoon.

YIDDISH CLUB

Meetings resume on Sept. 5, 7 p.m.

The Yiddish Club of Leisure World will meet at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The topic will be the unknown Yiddish teacher, play-writer and journalist Miriam Hoffman. 

After new words and proverbs in Yiddish are introduced, President Ykob Basner will tell about the life and creations of Hoffman and his articles will be recited. 

Refreshments will be served after the program.Mutual 2 organizes Emergency Buddy System

The Mutual 2 Emergency Buddy System coordinators hosted 36 residents at their training session in Clubhouse 3 on Aug. 17.

Dr. Rosa Fabian, chair, reminded all that the purpose of the team is to assist first responders in the event of an emergency by having everyone accounted for. The Mutual still needs more volunteers. Rosa expressed the group’s gratitude to several individuals for their generous donations, including a generator and two propane tanks.

Teresa Turner, treasurer, addressed the Mutual’s seven parcels. Each parcel consists of eight-12 buildings. Four have parcel coordinators, three parcels still need coordinators. Anyone interested in being a buddy for even one building, would be appreciated.

Fara Quirin, secretary, explained the two forms used. One form is used to take inventory of shareholders incapacities before an emergency, if they are willing to share such information. 

The other form is to be used in the event of an emergency to make note of who is injured or trapped and relay such information to the Parcel Command Post for first responders to follow up on.

Legion Auxiliary

Summer ends, activities heat up

Summer is coming to an end, and that means that the Auxiliary will become an active group again. On Sept. 2, the Post has invited the ladies to the annual picnic at Clubhouse 1 at 11:30 a.m. Bring a salad or dessert. To RSVP, call Cmdr. Rich Carson at (714) 719-6872.

The third and final leadership Meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the home of Rita Casacchia. This is an opportunity to learn what the American Legion Auxiliary is all about and the many programs and projects in which members participate. 

The first board meeting of the new year will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. President Lorna Miller Kaplan will call the meeting to order at 1 p.m. All members are invited to attend. On Monday, Sept. 16, the general meeting will be held in Clubhouse 4 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Those who haven’t already done so, remember to pay dues, $30, to Roberta Lane.

Democratic Club offers voter registration three days a week

The Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club will host voter registration outside Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until the March 2020 Primary Election. Members of the club will be available to help potential voters. Persons not currently registered to vote, or those who would like to change party affiliation, should take advantage of this opportunity. Training is available for volunteers interested in staffing the registration booth either on a one-time basis or every week until the election. Call 412-0898 or email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com.  

All voters, regardless of party affiliation, should be aware that the California 2020 Primary Presidential Election will be on March 3, not the first Tuesday in June as in previous years. For the first time, there will be no polling stations in Leisure World on election day. All of the roughly 1.6 million registered voters in Orange County will receive vote-by-mail ballots. These vote-by-mail ballots will be sent out by the County Registrar on Feb. 3. Actual voting will begin immediately after that date, before the official March 3 election day. 

Leisure World residents registered as No Preferred Party voters who want to vote for a Democratic presidential candidate in the March 3 Primary Election need to be aware that they will have to request that the County Registrar of Voters send them a Democratic ballot. The club will provide more information about this process in upcoming issues of the LW Weekly.

On Aug. 17, President Mary Tromp and Publicity Co-Chair Susan Thiedt joined other Democratic club leaders from the county at the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) Council of Clubs monthly meeting. 

Attendees were reminded that people can still register to attend the party’s 25th Annual Harry S. Truman Awards Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The Truman Dinner, which will be held this year at the Anaheim Hilton, is Orange County’s opportunity to recognize outstanding Democratic leaders. The honorees at the 2020 dinner will be the four Orange County Congress persons first elected to the House in 2018, Gil Cisneros, Katie Porter, Harley Rouda and Mike Levin. Tickets are $225 for the public and $180 for club members. Proceeds help support voter registration, grass-roots organizing, advocacy and training to elect candidates in Orange County. 

Anyone interested in joining the SBLW Democratic Club board members who are attending the Truman Awards Dinner should contact Mary Tromp for more information. Call 412-0898 or email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com. No tickets will be sold at the door.

The next Democratic Club membership meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 18, at noon in Clubhouse 4. Details regarding the planned program will be highlighted next week. 

The club’s popular Voter Awareness Series will resume monthly meetings on Sept. 23. Note that these meetings are now held on the fourth Monday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. All club members and supporters are welcome to attend, but reservations are required because of space limitations. Call 296-8521 or email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com.

 For other information about the Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club, go to the website https://sblwdems.wordpress.com, email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com or call 412-0898.

Schmooze Club

Members celebrate new year Sept. 10

It’s time to start a new year of schmoozing on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and a new year 5780 on the Jewish calendar. High Holiday refreshments will be served followed by a special program at 10:30 a.m.to start the new year together in a joyous way. 

Italian sensation Yossi Rodal, entertainer and rabbi, will give a free performance. He recently moved to Orange County, so let’s welcome him with a big turnout. 

Rabbi Shmuel Marcus, beloved, dynamic friend and teacher, will blow the shofar. Invite friends, especially people new to Leisure World, to join members for a great morning of music, entertainment and camaraderie. 

All Leisure Worlders and guests are welcome. Donations are gratefully accepted. Call Darlene Rose, 347-8088, with names for Main Gate entry. 

The Schmooze Club wishes the Jewish community and the whole world L’Shanah Tovah -a good and sweet New Year.

FALW luau will feature new band

The Filipino Association of Leisure World will have a new band performing at its annual luau on Sept. 7 in Clubhouse 2.

The Midnight Motion Band that was originally scheduled had to back out of its commitment.

President Ric Dizon and event coordinator Ren Villanueva announced that an equally talented band, Good Rocking Daddies, will provide music for dancing throughout the evening. 

For ticket information, call Ric Dizon, (714) 225-3597; Eileen Merritt, 486-1252; or Ren Villanueva, (323) 854-6209.

AMERICAN-LATINO CLUB

Empanadas, tamales served Sept. 6

The American Latino Club will have a get together on Friday, Sept. 6, in Clubhouse 4, at 11 a.m. 

There will be mariachis, and entertainment. The club will offer chicken, ham and cheese, beef, and/or spinach empanadas, pork tamales with red chile and chicken tamales with green chile and lemonade.  Members will bring side dishes and desserts for six people. 

There will be a $10-per-person charge for non-members that includes food and soft drinks.

 Today, Aug. 29, is the final day to make reservations. Call Maria Rodriguez, 430-3405; Alicia Ortuzar, 588-3090; or Carmen Edwards, 431-4257, to attend.

Obituaries

Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.

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

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

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

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

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

• A “Card of Thanks” section is available in the classified section of LW Weekly at the member classified advertising rate, $8 for the first 12 words and 25¢ per word thereafter, for persons wanting to express their thanks for help during bereavement, sickness, etc.

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In Memoriam 

Paul Hernandez 62

Ramon Arzate Madero 61

Barbara Caballero 79

Ralph Wantje 72

Lieselotte Wade 92

Victoria Fernandez-Pertierra 89

Russell McCray 89

Kenneth Stelly 57

Sterling Clayton 92

John Fulford 87

Michael Stugrin 69

Richard Garneau 95

Dolliree Baker 74

Violet Wagner  91

Francisco Andrade 34

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 

961-9301

—paid obituary

ANNOUNCEMENTS PERSONAL

If you saw my 85 year old friend on bike get hit by car near Del Taco on Westmin on 7/8 about 2-3 p.m. please call 562-804-5625. Thank you. 09/05

GENERAL

AVON

Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN0001. 12/26

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JAFRA COSMETICS 

by Helen

LW Resident 562-421-5811

www.jafra.com/hwells

Business License #WEL0015

Anti-aging products, makeup, gifts. 10/10

GARDENING

FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE 

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

HANDYMAN SERVICES

MP CONSTRUCTION General Contractor

Specializing  in  remodeling, Additions, Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate. 562-746-5400. 

License #954725. 08/29/19

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JC Handyman Services

Professional, honest and reliable. Do it all with one call. Work warranty. Lic. #BU21900024. 310-951-1403. 08/22

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LW DECOR INC. 562-596-0559

Sound proof walls. Triple pane windows. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262. 10/17 LW DECOR INC. 562-596-0559

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TONY DO MAINTENANCE

Windows-house cleaning. Reasonable price. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. 09/26

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JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. 10/03

PAINTING

562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC.

Premium paints,  primer all wood. 40 years in LW. Contr. license #723262. 

LW DECOR INC. 562-596-0559. 09/26

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Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, small/large jobs, entry doors, skylight wells. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702. 09/12

FLOOR COVERINGS

310-261-0571

Interior Flooring Solutions

Hardwood floors, carpet, 

laminate, vinyl planks. 

25 years experience. 

Contractor License 1043763. 12/05

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562-596-0559

LW DECOR INC.

Tile, laminate, vinyl plank, patio carpet. 40 years in Leisure World. Contractor License 723262. 09/26

562-596-0559

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING & REPAIR

CARPET CLEANING

SPECIALS!!!!!! DEALS!!!!

Carpet cleaning $40 per room

minimum 2 rooms.

Upholstery/Tile & Grout, 

and steam cleaning extraction.

Tito 562-658-9841. 10/03

Home Decorating

Interior Designer: Experienced designer/project manager since 1976 for all interior projects. Specialties include lighting, wall treatments, kitchens, baths, and whole house remodling, from base to crown and all points inbetween, windows, doors, flooring, mantles, etc. All subcontractors are licensed and bonded.

Michael Fox:657-347-8136 Email: foxmichaelexr@gmail.com 09/12

SCREEN SALES, SERVICE & INSTALLATION

SKYLIGHTS 

CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE. 

Licensed and insured. 

Dan (562) 841-3787. 

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 11/14

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PROFESSIONAL???MOBILE SCREEN SERVICE

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

WINDOW WASHING

WANT CLEAN WINDOWS?

10% OFF FIRST CLEANING

(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitsky.

Seal Beach Business License

#LIV0004. 09/19

WINDOW COVERINGS

LW DECOR INC.

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

LW DECOR INC. 562-596-0559. 09/26

Help Wanted

Looking for an energetic person with general harware knowledge to work  at a local family owned Ace Hardware store.  Call Tyler 

562-400-4450 08/29

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 9 am-5 pm, 562-810-1561, 562-533-0773.

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“ROLLIN THUNDER” GOLF CART CLUB 

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

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

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Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Maria Giegerich 562-596-9983. Free of charge.

 

PET SERVICES

Nail cutting, Bathing, in home for cats and small dogs. Call or message 562-544-9555 SB license#Jen0006

08/29

BEAUTY SERVICES

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. 09/05

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Licensed Barber in your home. 

Sheer/clipper cuts, ears, nose, eyebrows, trim. $10.

562-565-3683 08/29

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Sandy: Friendly, I do perms, haricuts, and color! Call me at 562-230-6169 Lic:KK265498 9/22

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PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL, FACIALS

Electrologist w/25+ yrs Experience

Marlyn Palmquist, CPE.

www.2behairfree.com

310-291-7431.

The Sanctuary Salon,

12800 Seal Beach Blvd., D

Seal Beach Business License

SBA0003. 08/22

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PERMANENT MAKEUP for Eyebrows, eyeline, lip line. 27 years experience, 10 years in LW with references. Loann: (310) 938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 09/26

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In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 09/26

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Hair stylist, 35 years experience at ABC Extension Salon. Rollerset, perm, color, and more. In-home appointments available. Call Mavis 714-757-0187. License #KK203303. 10/03

HOME CARE PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Just Like Your Daughter

Personal Assistant/

Girl Friday

Available for: 

errands, scheduling and 

transportation for medical

appointments, 

patient advocate, shopping, domestic organization, 

paperwork, bill pay

All with compassion 

and care.

Just Like Your Daughter

Call Janice, 714-313-4450

SB Lic. #JUS0006/Bonded. 09/19

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MOST AFFORDABLE RATE

Affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/19/19

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A WOMANS TOUCH

Personal assistant needs

Assistance after surgery care

Run errands, moving helper

Shop for you, take you shopping, to salon or nail appts

Accompany you to Dr appts

Companion

Uber and Lyft approved driver

Young LW Resident.

Reference and licensed.

CALL Susie @ 828-537-0437. 

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Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part time, full time, live-in (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business Lic #CAM0006.

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Affordable Caregiver. Assist with showers, Dr. Appointments, medications, light house-keeping, etc. Live in Long Beach #ROD0003

Elizabeth 951-867-1275 10/31

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CHRISTIAN HOME CARE

Referral Agency. Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 

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EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER

Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 08/29

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Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state. 

Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/22

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Will care for female or male. I can cook, do laundry, light housekeeping, dr. appts and all other needs. experienced 30 plus years. 

562-370-4544. 08/29

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Need Caring Caregiver? 

Live-in or live-out. Meal preparation, baths, shopping, laundry, doctors. Pierre’s Caring Heart 714-337-6152. Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002. 08/22

HOUSE CLEANING

MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT

WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING

CALL PHIL AT

562-881-2093

Over 30 years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001. 08/30

Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659. Seal Beach License LUC0001. 08/30

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GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.

Windows 10% off first cleaning

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW

(562) 307-3861. 

20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 10/03

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General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002.

Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/22

COMPUTERS

$30.00 Computer Tune-Up

714-367-6362

Computer Running Slow! Call John

LW Resident. SB License FUH0001. 10/03

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FRUSTRATED 

(562)755-6199

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

Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus. License #CIP0001 12/05/19

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COMPUTER REPAIR 

562-733-9193

Virus removal. Expert in all computer systems. John Fuhrer, LW Resident. Seal Beach License FUH0001. 08/29

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

Golf Carts, Sales, Parts, Service (714) 292-9124. 09/26

TRANSPORTATION

Personal driver. LW resident. Goes to airports, hospitals, doctors offices, stores. Drives by Gary. 714-658-9457. 08/29

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Rides by Russ, with the personal touch

For over 3 years I have been giving all types of rides to Leisure World residents. Rides to the airports, doctors, cruise ports, shopping and errands I also enjoy helping my neighbors with chores and maintenance around their homes. Russ 714-655-1544. 08/22

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Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 08/29

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Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers Wanted

ANY KIND OF CAR

Boat, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 10/17

Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers FOR SALE

ELECTRIC CAR PADS

Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 08/22 

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2013 “Tiffin Allegro Breeze” Class A diesel pusher, 21,188 miles. 2 slides with quality upgrades. $90,000 OBO. 562-822-9380, 562-341-7101 08/29

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2001 Honda Civic LX, one owner, good shape, runs well. Priced to sell! 1,900 OBO. 562-594-4524 08/29

MOVING, HAULING & STORAGE SERVICES

J&D HAUL AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE

No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787. 08/22

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A FRIEND AND A TRUCK

Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 09/26

Estate/Moving/Patio/Carport Sales

Estate Sale 11491 Interlachen Road Apt. 257F Mutual 10 Aug.29-30 9:00 am to 2 pm

Danish modern desk, 3 book shelves. Small glass curio cabinet,  maple dining table and chairs, sofa in excellent condition, recliner. Mission style headboard with full bed, near new nightstand and matching dresser. Belleek, Lenox, Lladro pieces. Kitchenware, ladies clothing. Exercise bike. Glinda Davis 714 943-1818  Seal Beach license GDD0001 13101 Nassau Dr, Seal Beach, CA 90740. See pictures at https://www.flickr.com/photos/120349245@N07/albums

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Estate Sale: Entire Contents 

Refrigerator, furniture, and more. 13330 Del Monte M15 10D; August 29 and 30. 562-598-0715 08/29

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Estate sale Mutual 3, 20-B, 13721 El Dorado, August 29th and 30th, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 2pm. Collectible Rocks, Gems and Minerals, sofa, queen bed, dresser, book shelfs, kitchen items and much more., Please come by and say Hi! Kristi Martin, P.O. Box 1351, Seal Beach, 714-655-5473, Seal Beach Business License MAR0016.

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LW – A NICE CORNER UNIT 13763 EL DORADO MUTUAL 3, #16F Fully Expanded, Recently Remodeled 3 bay windows. 3 skylights A/C-Heat 2 Bdr. 2 Full baths Corian Counters, Laminate Floors. Washer/Dryer + Golf Cart w/new batteries $404,900 MLS #OC19097966 GOOD HOMES REAL ESTATE BRE #01129082 714-474-6204. 08/29

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Estate Sale: 1290 Northwood Rd. 161-E. Thursday, Sept. 5, 9-3p.m. Dressers Queen Bed, Recliners, Minivan. 09/05

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Big garage sale: patio set table and 6 chairs, new picture dresser adn much more, Sept 5 and 6 at Mutal 10,  #243G 09/05

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Patio Sale, Mutual 15 #19D. Thursday 29 and Friday 30. Treasure hunt of miscellaneous items by owner. 08/29

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Patio Sale: 1180 Oakmont Rd. #51K Thursday only, August 29, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. furniture, appliances, clothes, and more. 08/29 

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

For Sale: Portable washer and dryer, runs on 110 watts, drop leaf table and two chairs, queen size bed, apartment sized freezer. Call 562-252-9689 08/29

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Adult three-wheel bike for sale. Used, $150 OBO, Call Jan 

562-489-5555 09/05

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Two full back barstools: overall height 37” seat height 24” Espresso metal frame, seat and back are gray upholstery. Only four months old. $75 for both. Call Marene at 562-584-5980 08/29

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Girl’s Bikes, 22” and 26”, coins, comic books, Make appointment M-F from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 562-594-3975

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Refrigerator: black, 30 x 66, 1.5 years old. Like brand new, $275. 

562-431-7615. 8/29

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Beautiful Grandfather Clock, 

medium cherry wood for sale. $3,000 or best offer. 562-252-9689 08/29

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 FREE ITEMS

Free large and small plants in pots. leave a message at 562-598-3432 08/29

L.W. Apartments for Sale

Lowest Priced: two bed at Ba Corner

M2, 44G. Enclosed Patio only $239,00

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Georgeous 1200 Sq Ft. Corner Reduced $100,000. three A.C. Units, three bay windows. Everything is top quality. Must Sell/All offers. M14, 44G, asking $379,000.

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The Total two bed two bath corner A.C. washer/dryer, dish washer, private office. Reduced $85,000. Make offer. M14, 18G. Walk to golf course.

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Expanded one bed Gorgeous Greenbelt on St. John M16, 15b Asking $165,000

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Leisure living Resales #636260 562-493-6601, 562-743-8473 We are on M.L.S, Zillo, and 

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