LWW Translate/Vie Ed.06-22-23

June 22, 2023


Summer kicks off with busy event schedule in LW

LW residents can look forward to a busy summer. Here are some of the events coming up:

• Beach Boys Tribute: June 29—The first show of the Amphitheater season. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. See page 19. 

• Sixth Annual Health Options Expo: June 30—Over 80 vendors helping people increase their quality of life from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

• Independence Day Car Show: July 4—Live music, food trucks, and a car show to celebrate this patriotic holiday. See page 2. 

• “Top Gun Maverick” on July 7—The first Amphitheater movie screening of the summer. See page 3. 

• GRF Town Hall: July 12—GRF directors will give updates on a variety of issues in this public forum at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.


In observance of Independence Day, all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Security will be closed Tuesday, July 4.  There will be early deadlines as follows:

  Editorial deadline: Wednesday, June 28, for the July 6 issue.

  Classified deadline: Noon on Friday, June 30, for the July 6 issue.

• The display ad deadline for orders, final creative and cancellations is Wednesday, June 28, at 10 a.m. for the July 6 issue. 

The paper will be sent to the printer Monday, July 3, and be delivered as usual Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning, depending on the carrier.

The Leisure World Maintenance Department will be on call for emergencies at 562-594-4754. 

The Minibus and the Access bus will operate on the holiday  schedule. The Access bus will operate from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Healthcare Center 24-hour nurse will be available for telephone advice or home visits for a charge by calling 562-795-6216. 

60th Annual Meeting drew a full house June 13

The 60th GRF Annual Meeting of Members drew a full house June 13 as people congregated to bid farewell to four members of the 2022-23 GRF Board of Directors, install the new board and hear year-end committee reports.

Once the annual meeting was adjourned, directors voted for their new slate of executive officers via secret ballot. Carole Damoci of Mutual 12 and Marsha Gerber of Mutual 4 were nominated for president, with Gerber winning the majority and a second term as president. 

William Thompson of Mutual 5 and Janet Isom of Mutual 16 were nominated for vice president. Two secret ballot votes ended in a tie, upon which each candidate gave an impromptu speech ahead of a third vote. 

Thompson won the vote. This is his second term as vice president as well.

Carol Levine of Mutual 10 was nominated for corporate secretary and was unopposed and Camille Thompson of Mutual 8 was nominated for treasurer, replacing outgoing director Phil Friedman of Mutual 15. This is also Levine’s second term as corporate secretary.

In addition to the departure of longtime director Friedman, the board said good-bye to Sandy Geffner, representing Mutual 3; longtime Recreation Committee chair Leah Perrotti of Mutual 1 and Lucy Ablesser of Mutual 7. President Gerber thanked each of them for exemplary service and wished them well in the next chapter of their lives.

The 2023-24 GRF Board is as follows: Marsha Gerber, president; William Thompson, vice president; Carol Levine, corporate secretary; Camille Thompson, treasurer; and directors Daniel Weber and Donna Gambol of Mutual 1; Teri Nugent and Susan Jacquelin, Mutual

2; Maureen Habel, Mutual 3; Susan Hopewell, Mutual 6; Pattricia Vienna, Mutual 7; Tony Dodero, Mutual 9; Edward Jablonski, Mutual 11; Carole Damoci, Mutual 12; Lee Melody, Mutual 14, Marla Hamblin, Mutual 15; Janet Isom, Mutual 16; and Nick Massetti, Mutual 17.

GRF committee assignments were also handed out. Although there may be some last-minute rearranging, as of  presstime, the assignments were as follows:

• Administration Committee: William Thompson, chair, and members Donna Gambol, Marsha Gerber, Carol Levine, Nick Massetti, Teri Nugent and Camille Thompson. Meetings are on the second Thursday at 10 a.m. in Conference Room A, Administration Building.

• Facilities Committee: Nick Massetti, chair, and members Carole Damoci, Susan Hopewell, Janet Isom, Edward Jablonski, Carol Levine, Lee Melody and Daniel Weber. Meetings are the first Tuesday (unless there is a holiday) at 10 a.m. in Conference Room A, Administration Building. (Since the first Tuesday is July 4, the meeting will be held July 3.)

• Member Services Committee: Teri Nugent, chair, and members Carole Damoci, Tony Dodero, Susan Hopewell, Edward Jablonski, Susan Jacquelin, Camille Thompson and Pattricia Vienna. Meetings are on the second Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Conference Room A, Administration Building.

• Operations Commitee: Donna Gambol, chair, and members Maureen Habel, Marla Hamblin, Janet Isom, Susan Jacquelin, William Thompson, Pattricia Vienna and Daniel Weber. Meetings are on the first Thursday at 10 a.m. in Conference Room A, Administration Building.

GRF directors also participate in the Community Rules Violation panel on a rotating basis, the Health Care Advisory Committee and the Plan Investment Committee.


Scam attempts on the rise in Seal Beach; police advise caution

The Seal Beach Police Department has identified a significant uptick in financial “scam” and “fraud” crimes, primarily targeted at the city’s senior citizen population. The best way to stop these types of scams is to build awareness and provide preventative suggestions to thwart these crimes before they occur. 

Scammers create many scenarios to facilitate their crimes, including threats of violence to pressure their victims into feeling hopeless, intimidated, and having no recourse but to send money. Phone calls, text messages, emails and computer pop-up ads via the internet and social media are the most common types of mediums used by perpetrators. These methods are preferred due to the fact victims can be contacted worldwide through these devices. The following is a compilation of the most common types of mechanisms used by fraudsters; however, this list is not exhaustive.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates there are nearly 2.4 billion robocalls made each month. Robocalls often use spoofed area codes to appear like they are calling from the victim’s local area or with the caller ID of a government agency. Typically, an automated message will then inform the victim that they owe money or need to take immediate action on an issue.

People should remember the following:

• Nobody legit will ever (EVER) tell you to pay by gift card.

• No government agency will ever call/email/text to ask you for money, your Social Security, bank account, or credit card number.

• Recognize scam attempts and end all communication with the perpetrator.

• Search online for the contact information (name, email, phone number, addresses) and the proposed offer. Other people have likely posted information online about individuals and businesses trying to run scams.

• Be cautious of unsolicited phone calls, mailings, and door-to-door services offers.

• Never give or send any personally identifiable information, money, jewelry, gift

cards, checks, or wire information to unverified people or businesses.

• Make sure all computer anti-virus and security software and malware protections

are up to date. Use reputable anti-virus software and firewalls.

• Disconnect from the internet and shut down your device if you see a pop-up

message or locked screen.

• Be careful what you download. Never open an email attachment from someone

you do not know and be wary of email attachments forwarded to you.

For more information about scams, go to the Federal Trade Commission website at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/. Report any suspected telephone scams to the Seal Beach Police Department at (562) 799-4100.

The LW Weekly will run additional information on avoiding scams in a coming issue.

July 4 event will have live music

The GRF Recreation Department will host its annual Independence Day event with a classic car show, the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Parade, a Craft Club Show, and a Roy Orbison tribute band on Tuesday, July 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Clubhouse 6 and the parking lot. Residents, their families and friends are all welcome.

The GRF Transportation Department will run a continuous shuttle to Clubhouse 6 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. from Clubhouse 4, so take advantage of park-and-ride. Koffel’s will bring the Taco Truck and Lucille’s BBQ Truck will join the refreshment options for purchase this year.

The Silver Fox Car Club is still looking for residents and nonresidents who own a classic or unusual car to participate. Contact information is available through the Recreation Department.

The Theater Club will offer its popular free face painting to kids of all ages, whether they are a GRF member or not. Arts and craft clubs will display, and offer for sale, their talents inside the clubhouse in the table tennis area, which will be closed for the day along with the fitness center. Clubs that have been selected should contact Recreation at 562-431-6586, ext. 476 or 398, or email kathyt@lwsb.com, to confirm the equipment needed for their display. Some space may still be available and any GRF craft club may apply.


How to prepare for mosquito season

This month marks the launch of the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District’s  “Tip, Toss, Take Action” campaign, a comprehensive effort aimed at reducing the spread of mosquito breeding and mosquito-borne illnesses. The District will launch the campaign during National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, which is celebrated June 18-24 throughout the country, to raise awareness about what residents can do to protect themselves from the world’s deadliest insect: the mosquito.

The record amount of rain the county has experienced this winter created large amounts of stagnant water. While warmer weather is drying up much of this standing water, invasive Aedes mosquitoes will lay their eggs in water sources as small as a bottle cap. Aedes’ eggs can survive for years even if they dry up—and will hatch when they come in contact with water again—so it’s important to dump and drain all standing water.

The launch of this campaign is timely, as summer is quickly approaching, and mosquito populations are expected to surge. By taking action now, people can help prevent mosquito breeding, take charge of their yards, and protect their communities.

To prevent mosquito breeding, residents should:

• Tip out any standing water at least once a week.

• Toss out any unused containers.

• Clean and scrub bird baths and pet water bowls weekly.

• Do not transport or share plant clippings rooted in water.

• Drill holes or puncture containers to eliminate standing water.

To prevent mosquito bites, people should:

• Apply mosquito repellents to exposed skin before going outdoors; reapply as recommended.

• Wear repellent containing DEET®, Picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.

• Close all unscreened doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering a home; repair broken or damaged screens.

• Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants and opt for lighter-colored clothing.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for District email notifications. 

For more information, visit www.ocvector.org.

Seal Beach Police

Quality of Life town hall is June 22

The Seal Beach Police Department will host a virtual town hall meeting to discuss quality-of-life issues within the community. The event will be held on Facebook Live on Thursday, June 22, from 5-6:30 p.m. 

This virtual town hall meeting aims to foster an open dialogue and address key concerns related to quality-of-life issues, the homelessness crisis, and the SBPD’s community-oriented policing efforts. 

The event will focus on the laws surrounding homelessness and other local regulations and resources. The virtual town hall meeting serves as a platform for the community to voice their concerns, share ideas and work collectively towards creating a safer and more inclusive Seal Beach.

The event will be held on Facebook Live. To attend the virtual event, visit the SBPD’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SealBeachPoliceDepartment. No RSVP is required.

For more information about the Seal Beach Police Department or this virtual Town Hall event, contact Capt. Nick Nicholas at nnicholas@sealbeachca.gov or 562-799-4100, ext. 1160.

Mutual 7 Retirement Party

Former Mutual 7 President and GRF representative Kathy Rapp acted as hostess for the Mutual-wide retirement party for outgoing President Sue Rotter, longtime Board member and past President Roger Bennett and recently retired Mutual Inspector George Hurtado. Newly elected President Beth Vroom presented each with a special gift for their outstanding service to a standing room audience of grateful residents, GRF Board members and a number of other Mutual presidents.

The organizers thank all who worked tirelessly to make this event happen and the resident shareholders who came to celebrate.


The GRF community swap meet was enjoyed by GRF shareholders and their guests on June 17. The GRF Recreation Department thanks everyone for their participation and hopes to have another swap meet in the near future.

Family Radio Services Training

Are you an ex-HAM or C.B. or Family radio services operator? Were you attracted to using radio communications like walkie talkies or two cups and a string when growing up? 

Those who would like to become a spontaneous Family Radio Services communications volunteer during an emergency in Leisure World, or who just want to brush up for family contact, are invited to attend a training provided by Ms. Marty Williams. 

The training is scheduled for Tuesday July 11, from 10-11 a.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Learning Center. One dozen radios will be available for students to use during this training. This training will cover: basic functions for radio usage, Leisure World call-in communications protocol, battery care and maintenance, the do’s and don’ts of radio communications, and outdoor practice.

This event is first come, first served. A second training will be on Oct. 4, from 11 a.m.-noon in the same location.


Amphitheater movies begin July 7

Movies will be shown on the gigantic screen at the Amphitheater on Friday nights starting at 8:30 p.m. Start times will be adjusted in August as days get shorter.

LW residents are invited to bring friends and family for a free movie night. 

The Minibus has “on call” service to movies beginning at 7:15 p.m. Call 562-431-6586, ext. 379, and a bus will arrive within 10 minutes. A bus is available to take residents home after the movie.

The movie schedule is as follows:

• July 7—Top Gun Maverick: After 30 years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghosts of his past when he leads Top Gun’s elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.

PG-13 | 2h 10min | action, thriller

• July 21—80 for Brady: A group of friends made it their life-long mission to go to the Super Bowl and meet NFL superstar Tom Brady.

PG-13 | 1h 38min | comedy, drama, sport

• Aug. 4—Jurassic World Dominion: Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, Biosyn operatives attempt to track down Maisie Lockwood, while Dr. Ellie Sattler investigates a genetically engineered swarm of giant insects that threatens the world’s food supply.

PG-13 | 2h 27min | action, adventure

• Aug. 18—The Fabelmans: Growing up in post-World War II-era Arizona, young Sammy Fabelman aspires to become a filmmaker as he reaches adolescence. But soon he discovers a shattering family secret, which motivates him to explore how the power of films can help him see the truth.

PG-13 | 2h 31min | drama

• Aug. 25—Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T’Challa.

PG-13 | 2h 41min | action, adventure, drama

• Sept. 8—Elvis: The life of American music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Col. Tom Parker. 

PG-13 | 2h 39min | biography, drama, music

Member Column

Korean War and the Hungnam Evacuation remembered

by Grace Kim

LW contributor

On June 25, 1950, the Communist North Korean Army invaded and overtook Seoul, the capitol of South Korea in just three days. The army advanced forward so rapidly that it occupied almost all of South Korea in 60 days or so.

In response to the deteriorating situation in South Korea, Gen. MacArthur, the supreme commander of UN Forces and a brilliant military tactician, directed a brilliant surprise attack on the Inchon Harbor on Sept. 28, 1950. The highly successful maneuver split the North Korean Army in half. Gen. MacArthur is still loved by Korean people as their hero.

After the Inchon landing, UN Forces advanced north up to Yalu River bordering China. However, the fighting took a sharp turn due to a swift counter attack by more than 300,000 Chinese communist soldiers who called themselves the Chinese Volunteer Army.

U.S. Marines were encircled and trapped in Chosin Reservoir mountains by the Chinese Army, and many died in the attack. It was freezing cold, and many wounded soldiers froze to death. 

There were many U.S. soldiers who had never seen snow or experienced such bitter cold winter in their lives.

In response to the unexpected Chinese involvement, Gen. MacArthur ordered about 200 U.S. Navy ships and Merchant marine cargo ships assemble at Hungnam area harbor in order to evacuate 100,000 UN Forces, 18,000 tanks and vehicles and 350,000 tons of military supplies. 

Additionally there were another 100,000 North Korean refugees waiting at harbor with hopes of getting aboard one of those ships to flee from the communist North Korea in search of freedom. These people enthusiastically welcomed and supported UN Forces while they were advancing north. 

UN supporters were afraid of being killed or put in prison if they were to remain in North Korea.

Lt. Gen. Edward Almond was responsible for the huge evacuation of all military personnel, weapons and supplies but did not consider at all the possibility of having to accommodate 100,000 North Korean refugees aboard ships. 

Initially, he refused to take in these refugees. Some commanding officers were against picking up the refugees, claiming that “they are enemy aliens, and some of these people might sabotage or plot destructive acts in the ship.”

However, South Korean President Syngman Rhee, some South Korean generals, and particularly Dr. Bong Hak Hyun, MD, a personal friend and advisor to Gen. Almond, urged him to allow the refugees aboard the ship to save them from the North Koreans.

Finally at the last moment, Gen. Almond agreed to take the refugees to South Korea. Thus, they got on aboard and were situated between weapons and tanks, wherever space was available. So the refugees were saved and transported safely to Koje Island.

Just prior to their departure, U.S. Navy ships destroyed weapons and equipment left in the harbor, and Navy cruisers fired heavy 8-inch guns at the approaching Chinese army. 

Frank Dayak who lives in Long Beach was the ship’s electrician, one of a 55-man crew of the Rochester, one of the two cruisers at that time. After he was discharged from the Navy, he became teacher in Long Beach Unified School District, and now he is retired.

During this evacuation, my husband’s responsibility was to work with the captain of one of the merchant marine cargo ships, broadcasting the captain’s announcements in the Korean language. 

My husband, Luke, used a loudspeaker system so he could be heard throughout the ship, whenever the captain needed to communicate instructions, warnings and any other items to the Korean soldiers and Korean refugees.

 Luke was a 20-year-old pre-med student at Seoul National University Medical School. 

Because he had good command of English language, he was recruited by the South Korean Army as an interpreter. His task was to translate into English communication between the South Korean Army and UN Forces fighting in North Korea. 

Therefore, he participated in Hungnam Evacuation, which was the largest marine evacuation in the military history.

When Luke went aboard the merchant marine cargo ship, he found North Korean refugees jampacked on the deck like sardines in a can. 

They had to hold on to each other because of strong wind. Babies were born during the journey, and fortunately, there were Korean midwives who safely delivered them.

Because of this humanitarian historical evacuation, the refugees were able to settle in South Korea and enjoy new freedom.

The Korean War is not a forgotten war. 

We will never forget all young soldiers’ sacrifices and their love of liberty and justice and democracy in Korea.

Letters to the Editor


Am I alone in my grief over the loss of our wonderful pharmacy? When I look at its empty shell, I remember what a comforting presence it was. The clerks, so patient and cheerful, were always willing to come out from behind the counter to help customers find what they needed and to make useful suggestions. Many staff members remembered my name. It was a place with an ambiance of community where I often ran into friends. 

It was also a place to buy a candy bar after a distressing doctor visit.

Why weren’t we, the Leisure World population, consulted before our only store was snatched away? 

None of the rumors I’ve heard would be good reasons for us to lose such an important part of our community. Behind all of these possibilities is the central illness of our time—the worship of wealth, the unquestioning allegiance to the belief that profit must always be maximized.

Every week I look for letters expressing outrage at the removal of one of the best institutions in Leisure World. There have been none. In talking with people, I hear my distress echoed, so I wonder, where is the outrage?

Rachael Lehmberg

Mutual 2

Letters Policy

Letters, maximum 250 words, should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly by email, regular mail 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.

Setting It Straight

Due to an editing error, the Balance and Stability class on June 20 had incorrect information. The class is not sponsored by Renue Health. That group holds a Fall Prevention Workshop series on the first Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Optum HCC.

LW Bus Tours

The GRF Transportation Department will conduct monthly bus tours of Leisure World on Tuesdays for new and recently moved-in residents. 

Included in the tour will be GRF clubhouses, Turtle Lake Golf Course, Mission Park and its activity courts and gaming rooms, the 1.8-Acre disposal and recycling area, as well as the Leisure World Library and the Main Gate bus station. 

The 1.5-hour tours will begin at the bus hub on the east side of the Amphitheater north of the Administration Building. 

Stock Transfer can book tours when new buyers check in, or people can schedule one at https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/NewMemberBusTours@lwsb.com/bookings/. 

For more information, contact Melissa Gomez by emailing melissag@lwsb.com or calling 562-431-6586, ext. 326, or Kathy Thayer by emailing kathyt@lwsb.com or calling 562-431-6586, ext. 398.

Mutual Meeting Schedule

Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their Mutual boards. The following is a tentative schedule. 

Fri., June 23 Mutual 6

Conference Room A/Zoom 10 a.m.

Mon., June 26 Mutual 8

Conference Room A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Tues., June 27 Mutual 17, annual meeting

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Wed., July 5 Mutual 17

Conference Room B/Zoom 1:30 p.m.

Mon., July 10 Mutual 9

Conference Room B/Zoom 9 a.m.

Tues, July 11 Mutual 16

Conference Room B/Zoom 1 p.m.

Wed., July 12 Mutual 4

Conference Room B/Zoom 8:45 a.m.

Thurs., July 13 Mutual 12

Conference Room B/Zoom 9 a.m.

Mon., July 17 Mutual 15

Conference Room B/Zoom 1 p.m.

Mon., July 17 Mutual 10, special

Conference Room B/Zoom 2 p.m. 

Tues., July 18 Mutual 14

Conference Room B/Zoom 1 p.m.

Wed., July 19 Mutual 5

Conference Room B/Zoom 9 a.m.

Wed., July 19 Mutual 7

Conference Room B/Zoom 1 p.m.

GRF Policy Regarding Clubs

Clubs are a big part of Leisure World life. 

Over the years, the GRF has developed policies to ensure orderly and fair access to amenities by the scores of clubs that thrive here. 

Below is a rundown of rules that govern LW clubs.

GRF Policy 1406-50, Item 5, states: “Although members are allowed to invite guests, no club may advertise or publicize its activities so as to imply its membership or events are open to non-GRF members.”


With the prolific use of social media, postings and ads for club events sometimes show up on the internet. 

It is incumbent upon club officers to educate their members about the policies governing clubs. 

Promoting an event on trust property outside of Leisure World is strictly prohibited.


• Electronic newsletters should be shared exclusively with club members, including disclaimers saying that such events are closed to non-GRF members.

• Although club members may invite guests, it should be emphasized that the shareholder/member who invites the guest must accompany him or her at all times.

• Clubs may not advertise any activity that is in violation of state, local or federal law. For example, raffles and other games of chance are illegal and cannot be promoted, unless a club is a registered charitable organization or other non-profit with a license to conduct a lottery.

• The GRF provides ample opportunity for promoting clubs via the LW Weekly, electronic bulletin boards and the www.lwsb.com website.

• Clubs may submit articles to the LW Weekly by the end of business on Thursdays to be published the following week.

• Clubs may submit contact and meeting information or even have a link to a webpage under the Active Living tab on www.lwsb.com.

• The Recreation Department will post a flyer on electronic screens in all clubhouses and will create the artwork gratis upon request and submission of an application to the Recreation Department.

• Clubs should contact the Reservations Office to clarify their particular situations before advertising.

• All policies concerning clubhouse usage are available for review at www.lwsb.com; search under GRF/Policies/Recreation.

For more information, contact the Reservations Office by emailing kathyt@lwsb.com.

Expanded Hours at the Gates

Hours of operation were extended at the St. Andrews and North Gates starting last month. 

The gates now open at 5:45 a.m. and close at 10:45 p.m.  The extra 15 minutes in the morning is especially appreciated by early birds leaving for work or the gym, and the extra 45 minutes at night allow residents to quickly access the community while easing traffic at the front gate.

GRF Meetings

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule. 

Mon., July 3 GRF Facilities Committee

Conference Room A/virtual 10 a.m.

Thurs., July 6 GRF Operations Committee

Conference Room A/virtual 10 a.m.

Tues., July 11 GRF Member Services Committee

Conference Room A/virtual 10 a.m.

Thurs., July 13 GRF Administration Committee

Conference Room A/virtual 10 a.m.

Tues., July 25 GRF Board Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.


A quorum or more of the directors may be present, only to listen and observe, and no formal board action will be taken at committee meetings. Attendees will be provided an opportunity to address the committee.

GRF Annual Meeting Recap

The GRF held its 60th annual meeting of all members on June 13 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

After member comments and committee reports, the Executive Director called for nominations for the office of President. 

Susan Hopewell nominated Carole Damoci and Edward Jablonski nominated Marsha Gerber. Ms. Gerber was elected President for the 2023/2024 term.

President Gerber opened nominations for the office of Vice President. Ms. Gerber nominated William Thompson and Lee Melody nominated Janet Isom. Mr. Thompson was elected Vice President for the 2023/2024 term.

Nominations were opened for the office of Corporate Secretary. Susan Jacquelin nominated Carol Levine. There being no further nominations, Ms. Levine was declared, by acclamation, Corporate Secretary of the Board, for the 2023/2024 term.

Nominations were opened for the office of Treasurer. Donna Gambol nominated Camille Thompson. There being no further nominations, Ms. Thompson was declared, by acclamation, Corporate Secretary of the Board, for the 2023/2024 term.

New Decal Office Hours

The Security Decal Office is now closed on Monday and open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The office, which is located in Building 5, is closed Sunday. 

May Security Incident Report

The following is the Security Incident Report for the month of May. It has been edited for clarity. 


May 11, 5:20 p.m., Mutual 1

Overcooked food set off an alarm. Only smoke appeared; no fire or damage to unit.

May 24, 7:35 p.m., Cafe

Burnt popcorn in microwave caused smoke, no fire or damage occured.

May 31, 11:20 p.m., Mutual 15

A heating system malfunctioned and caused a false alarm. 


May 4, 7:52 a.m., Mutual 14, Building 6

May 5, 12:52 a.m., Mutual 16

May 7, 7:55 p.m., 1871 Golden Rain Road

May 7, 8:35 p.m., Mutual 10

May 12, 12:30 p.m., Mutuals 11 and 12

May 12, 2:45 p.m., Mutual 12

May 12, 3:24 p.m., Mutual 7

May 12, 5:10 p.m., Mutual 6

May 16, 5:55 a.m., Mutual 8

May 16, 6:21 a.m., Mutual 9

May 16, 7:08 a.m., Mutual 11

May 16, 7:26 a.m., Golden Rain Road

May 16, 7:56 a.m., Mutual 12

May 16, 7:35 p.m., Mutual 5

May 19, 10:52 p.m., Mutual 6

May 21, 7:30 a.m., Mutual 17

May 21, 7:55 a.m., Clubhouse 1 picnic area

May 26, 8:50 a.m., Mutual 6

May 26, 9:20 a.m., Mutual 15

May 26, 10:45 p.m., Golden Rain Road

Three coyotes were seen walking westbound from Del Monte Drive.

May 27, 11 p.m., Mutual 17


May 3, 1:03 p.m., Mutual 15

An unknown person removed ceramic turtles a from resident’s porch.

May 5, 10:07 a.m., Mutual 15

An unknown person removed picnic items from a Mutual’s storage.

May 8, 3:41 p.m., Mutual 15

An unknown person removed unlocked bicycles from the carport.

May 12, 11:16 a.m., Mutual 10

An unknown person removed a resident’s bicycle from  the carport.


May 21, 2:20 p.m., Mutual 6

An unknown person splattered white paint on a resident’s vehicle windshield. 


May 14, 1:27 p.m., Mutual 6

A resident’s dog jumped on a  letter carrier. No injuries reported.

May 26, 2:30 p.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing issue between residents regarding dog relief areas.


May 1, 8:25 a.m., 13800 Annandale Drive 

Resident stuck another moving vehicle while turning left.

May 7, 9:45 a.m., 13350 Del Monte Drive

A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle

May 9, 3:58 p.m., St. Andrews Gate

A vehicle struck a stop sign. No injuries at the scene.

May 9, 10:05 a.m.,  St. Andrews Drive and Church Place

A vehicle struck a bicyclist. The injured man was taken to the hospital.

May 19,  4:06 p.m., Administration Parking Lot

A resident was driving a vehicle in reverse and struck a parked vehicle.

May 23, 4:20 p.m., Mutual 8

A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle.

May 25, 3:10 p.m., Mutual 2

Moving vehicle struck parked vehicle. No injuries reported.

May 27, 9:45 a.m., 1260 Northwood Road

A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle.


May 2, 2:06 a.m., Mutual 4

Ongoing neighbor dispute regarding noise. No noise detected at the scene.

May 2, 3:19 p.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing dispute between neighbors regarding noise.

May 6,  8:25 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident complained about the loudness and vibration of the air conditioning unit.

May 9, 8:17 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident complained of yelling nearby from a  family dispute. The visitor left the community.

May 10,  7:09 a.m., Mutual 4

Ongoing dispute regarding noise. No noise was detected at the scene.

May 10,  6:35 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident complained of noise coming from a  neighboring unit. The other resident agreed to stop vacuuming.

May 18, 2:43 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident complained of yelling in neighboring unit.  No noise was detected at the scene.

May 24, 1:38 a.m., Mutual 15

A resident complained of noise inside her unit. No noise was detected.

May 29, 7:45 a.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing noise issue regarding noise.

May 29, 1:45 p.m., Mutual 11

Loud construction noise was reported. The resident was advised by Security and stopped his work.

May 31, 10:05 p.m., Mutual 5

A resident complained of loud music in neighboring unit. The neighbor was advised by Security and stopped playing music.


May 3, 5:30 p.m., Mutual 5

A resident fell while walking but did not require transportation to the hospital.

May 4, 5:20 p.m.,  Bus Area

A resident fell while sitting down on bus bench but did not require transportation to the hospital. 

May 11, 11:02 a.m., Mutual 5

A resident fell while walking his dog and was taken to the hospital.

May 17, 4:12 p.m., Mutual 11

A resident fell while walking and was taken to the hospital.

May 27, 2:45 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident fell while walking and was taken to the hospital.

May 29, 9:10 a.m., Gym

A resident fell while exercising but did not require transportation to the hospital.


May 3, 3:53 p.m., Mutual 3

The lost resident was returned safely home.

May 3, 5:10 p.m., Muutal 1

The lost resident was returned safely home.

May 7, 6:58 p.m., Mutual 3

The lost resident was returned safely home.

May 24, 9:45 p.m., Mutual 12

The lost resident was returned safely home.

May 25, 6:55 p.m., Mutual 1

The lost resident was returned safely home.

May 26, 5:25 p.m., Mutual 14

The lost resident was returned safely home.

May 26, 4:25 p.m., Mutual 3

The lost resident was returned safely home.

May 27, 6:35 p.m., Mutual 14

A lost resident entered the Security office seeking assistance. Security safely returned  the resident back to his unit.


May 4, 10:48 p.m., Mutual 5

A resident complained about her caregiver provided by family.  

May 5, 11:38 p.m., Mutual 6

Residents were involved in a verbal altercation regarding parking.

May 8, 11:15 a.m., Mutual 14

A baby was found alone in the backseat of a vehicle. Seal Beach Police were called to the scene. The mother was found and arrested.

May 10, 11:07 p.m. Mutual 3

Security assisted a Mutual president in enforcing an agreement over a occupancy violation.

May 11, 2:25 p.m., Mutual 3

Issue with visitor related to a occupancy agreement violation a day earlier. The  visitor was scorted out of the community.

May 12, 1:49 p.m., Mutual 9

Ongoing dispute regarding carport parking. Security kept the peace.

May 13, 9:02 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident heard someone call out for help in neighboring unit. The resident called  911. SBPD did not find an emergency. 

May 14, 1 a.m. Golf Course

A resident drove a golf cart into the Turtle Lake Golf Course lake.

May 18, 2:43 p.m., Billiard Room

A resident complained of unauthorized videotaping of the community.

May 18, 9:11 a.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing issue with unauthorized yard sales.

May 25, 7:45 a.m., Mutual 7

A resident reported a few days earlier she struck an unknown person who attempted to touch her.  She stated the person immediately ran away.

May 25, 7:25 p.m., Mutual 17

Construction workers were working beyond 4:30 p.m. Security advised workers of rules, and they stopped all work.

May 25, 12:14 a.m., Mutual 2

An unknown person put his arm through the resident’s open window and then fled the scene.

May 26, 9:45 a.m., Mutual 11

Ongoing resident dispute regarding borrowed dolly.

May 28, 4:30 p.m., Mutual 6

The Mutual president requested Security’s assistance regarding a carport violation.

May 29, 10:34 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident was stuck in an elevator. Maintenance repaired the issue.

May 30, 8:05 p.m., Pool 

Security advised resident of pool regulations. The resident  complied with request.


Paramedic calls: 165

Theft: 4

Vandalism: 1

Traffic Incidents: 8

Death Investigations: 8

Lost Residents: 8

Injury: 6

Noise Complaints: 11

Fire Reports: 3

Pet Complaints: 2

Coyote Sightings: 21

Grand Total: 23

Help support local students

Don’t miss your chance to catch one of the best fireworks shows in the area from a prime location and dine on delicious food, all while supporting local students. 

J.H. McGaugh Elementary School’s nonprofit Project SEEK is selling a series of 10-person tables at The Boathouse on the Bay, located on the waterfront of Alamitos Bay, for the “Big Bang on the Bay” fireworks display on July 3. 

These tables at the Boathouse offer a front-row view of the fireworks show and include a buffet hosted by Naples Rib Company. As the event website reads: “Brace yourself for a breathtaking symphony of colors, shapes, and patterns that will illuminate the night and create unforgettable memories.” The fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. 

Booking a table will directly support Project SEEK, the volunteer-run booster organization that entirely funds both the art and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs and teacher salaries at McGaugh, the only 

public school in Seal Beach. 

All of the proceeds from the sale of the tables will go toward McGaugh’s kindergarten through fifth grade students and their hands-on explorations in art and science. To purchase a table for $1,500 (or $150 per individual seat) for a party, email president@projectseek.org or visit projectseek.org for more information. 


What to prep to shelter in place

The LW Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) invites all residents to attend its  June safety class on Friday, June 23, from 10-10:45 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The presentation for the meeting is titled “Shelter in Place: Food, Water and Power.”

The class will discuss the reasons for sheltering in place for 2-3 days.  Residents will be given tips on how they can make drinkable water and how to help themselves and others in emergencies.

 All residents are welcome to come to this worthwhile class.

Seniors for Peace

Athens to discuss composting

Got melon rinds?

The next  Seniors For Peace Club meeting will be on Thursday, July 6, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 or 9 (TBA).

 The club has arranged for representatives from Athens Services, LW’s waste disposal provider, to explain and clarify the mandatory organic waste recycling program to all interested residents now that the program has been in effect here in LW for some time now. There will be ample opportunity for residents to ask questions regarding the program. 

The organic recycling program was mandated by the State of California last year to stop huge amounts of food scraps and other organic waste from being dumped into landfills,which releases massive amounts of methane into the environment.

The club encourages all Leisure Worlders to attend this important meeting. Those interested in attending should call Pat Kruger at 562-357-4040 so that the club can gauge the size of the audience and make a decision on which room to reserve.

Humanist Association

The Leisure World Humanist Association will meet Sunday July 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 10:20 a.m.

The guest speaker will be author and religious scholar Bill Zuersher. The title of his talk will be “Consciousness: Brains, Minds and Souls.”

How is consciousness possible? Is consciousness the preserve of human beings only, or do animals, plants and even electrons participate? Can a rational worldview accommodate someone’s everyday concepts of the self, or does a person have a God-given soul to account for their subjective experience, free will and rationality?

Zuersher is an activist for the separation of church and state and the author of “Seeing through Christianity: a Critique of Beliefs and Evidence.”  His interest in religion derives from a concern about the role of faith-based beliefs in American politics.  Rather than engage in public policy debate about multiple disparate issues, Zuersher has focused on the root cause of all of them.

The Leisure World Humanist Association attempts to provide a forum for topics of interest and relevance for the community.

—Dave Silva

American Latino Club

RSVP for Hawaiian BBQ lunch

The American Latino Club will meet on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

 The lunch menu will be catered from Ono Hawaiian BBQ in Buena Park. A combination plate will include macaroni salad, white steamed rice and steamed vegetables consisting of cabbage and broccoli.  The main entrée will include barbeque chicken, beef or short ribs. Members will have to choose one of the three entrees. The cost is $17 for members and $19 for guests. 

Payment and choice  of entrée  must reach Carmen Edwards by Thursday, July 6, either by U.S. mail or dropping it off at 1240 Oakmont Road, 52-K, Seal Beach, CA., 90740. No orders will be accepted after the July 6 deadline. Make sure to specify the name and entrée each person is ordering. No extra lunches will be purchased.  

Members will be contacted by email or phone for details. Members and guests may bring their own lunch/drink if they have dietary restrictions. 

 For more information, call Edwards at 562 431-4257.

GAF’s shredding service returns July 11

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) willl hold a shredding  service on Tuesday, July 11, in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot from 10 a.m.-noon. 

In order to have the best service possible, the GAF reminds residents of the following rules: 

• Do not arrive earlier than 10 a.m., no one will be there to guard bags or sensitive documents.

• Only use paper or plastic bags to hold documents. Leave the bags open; do not tie the handles together. 

•  Cardboard boxes will not be accepted. 

• Residents are asked to put their bags on the front passenger seat and stay in the car. A GAF volunteer will come to the car to retrieve the bag. 

• All shareholders are asked to drop their documents and go once the shredding truck arrives. 

• There will be no chairs for people to wait and sit with their documents. 

• No magazines or newspapers will be accepted.

• Remove staples and paper clips.

• No electronic devices will be accepted. 

• Contaminated bags will be turned away.

• No X-ray scans will be accepted. 

All GAF programs are provided free to Leisure World residents. The GAF is staffed by volunteers, so all contributions go directly to meeting community needs. The generous support of shareholders, residents, clubs organizations and businesses is the main source of income.  Donations are welcome. 

More information go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.org, or text Anna Derby at 562-301-5339. 


RSVP deadline for Veterans Picnic is Sunday

The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW)’s annual Veterans Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 1, at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. The event is open for all U.S. veterans residing in Leisure World and their guests. It is a way for the FALW to express its gratitude to veterans for selfless service to a great nation. 

The Golden Age Foundation donated $3,500 to the FALW for the event. The FALW is grateful for the assistance.

The FALW started the event 11 years ago but, due to COVID-19, it was cancelled for  two years. The  event came back  last year, stronger and bigger than ever. 

Last year, close to 250 veterans and their guests attended the picnic. Guests enjoyed delicious food, desserts, fresh-cut fruit and sodas, and sang all the military branch songs to uplift spirits. “Taps” was played for  departed comrades. 

The Hui O Hula Club and the Hawaiian Band will entertain during the picnic this year.

Registration is required to attend the event. To register, call Ren Villanueva, 323-854-6209; Ric Dizon, 714-225-3597; Ed Bolos, 551-998-4223; or Harry Varnas, 323-791-1141, and state your name, phone number, branch of service and number of guests. A gift will be distributed to first 100 veterans who register for the event. 

Registration is open to veterans until June 25.

Concerned Shareholders

Rocha to discuss updates in the Security Department today

Security Services Director Victor Rocha will be the guest speaker at the Concerned Shareholders meeting today, June 22, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

  Rocha will give club members an update on the new software access system for the Main Gate. This system will provide visitors and vendors more efficient entry at all three locations and tighter control at the gates.  Rocha will discuss how the Security Department is working to improve the safety of the community through the Seal Beach Police Department and on-site security officers. 

Traffic tickets are now being issued for moving violations and overnight parking in clubhouse parking areas. 

There will be a question and answer session at the end of the meeting. All residents are invited. 

—Mike Supple

Sunshine CLub

Sedgwick to speak on Friday

GRF Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick will speak at the Sunshine Club on Friday, June 23, in Clubhouse 4 at 10 a.m.

In order to accommodate a larger attendance, the meeting will be held in Clubhouse 4 from 10-11 a.m. for resident’s convenience.

Sedgwick will talk about the new technology and the committee restructuring during the meeting.

Leisure World Seal Beach, California’s first senior community, thrives in its 61st year under the leadership of Sedgwick. With her expertise, Sedgwick drives the community’s success and oversees a dedicated team of 190 employees responsible for maintaining infrastructure, clubhouses and amenities.

Under Sedgwick’s guidance, Leisure World continues to prioritize enhancing residents’ experiences. Notable recent accomplishments include the seamless data migration to the advanced CINC platform, the implementation of an upgraded Gate Access system for enhanced security measures, and the upcoming introduction of guest traffic access at the North and South Gate to alleviate congestion.

Established in 1962, Leisure World Seal Beach maintains its reputation as the standard-bearer for exceptional senior living. Sedgwick’s leadership ensures the community remains vibrant and dedicated to providing an outstanding living environment for its residents.

All residents are welcome to join the meeting. The Sunshine Club requires no membership fees, but donations are welcome.

The club asks everyone to arrive on time to prevent disturbance and smooth operation; the doors will be closed at 10 a.m.  

The Sunshine Club’s summer picnic will be on Saturday, July 15, in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. To RSVP, come to the Sunshine Club on Fridays before 10 a.m.  in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Alicia La Brenche will take a fee to register for the Summer Picnic. The picnic will be from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

For more information, contact Anna Derby at 562-301-5339.

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

Leisure World Democrats and supporters are reminded that the club’s next meeting on Wednesday, June 28, will feature a 30-minute conversation via  Zoom with Congressman Adam Schiff.

The meeting will be held in Clubhouse 3, Room 9 at 1 p.m.  Members and supporters unable to attend in person can participate via computer or phone.  The Zoom meeting’s login information is available by emailing sblwdemocraticclub@gmail.com.

Schiff is currently running in next year’s election to succeed Dianne Feinstein in the Senate.  The other two major candidates running for this offices, Katie Porter and Barbara Lee, have been invited to participate in the club’s August and September membership meetings.

Schiff was first elected to Congress in 2000 after a few years in the California Senate. He is now serving his 12th term in the House of Representatives. As chairman of the Intelligence Committee, he is best known for his prominent role in high-profile congressional investigations.


Leisure World residents who want more information about how to be involved with the SBLW Democratic Club  can visit the club’s information booth between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. The booth is located in the parking lot on the east side of Clubhouse 6.  Voter registration information is also available.

The Democratic Club’s nominating committee has begun work on assembling a roster of candidates for the 2024/25 SBLW Democratic Club Board of Directors. People can call  562-296-8521 or 562-594-4156 if they have an  interest in serving in this capacity.

Members should also be aware that the Democratic Party of Orange County’s annual gala will be held on July 11.  Attorney General Rob Bonta will be the featured speaker.  Online reservations are now available at https://orangecountydemocrats.com.

For more in-depth reporting on issues and candidates, Democrats and their supporters can subscribe to the club’s free electronic newsletter. Email democraticclubsblw@gmail.com  or call 562-296-8521.  People are asked to include their full contact information,  including party affiliation.

The Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club believes that facts and the truth matter. Everything appearing in this weekly column and in the  biweekly newsletter has been fact checked to the fullest extent possible.


Register now for summer

On June 12, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University, Long Beach will begin registration for its summer session. Classes will be held on campus, at satellite community locations, and online using Zoom. 

A wide variety of classes will be offered including personal finance, computer skills, music, art, crafting, fitness/wellness, yoga, Spanish, writing, current events, cooking, movies, retirement planning and more.  

The seven-week session begins on July 10, and is open to all adults aged 50 and over.  There are no tests or homework, just learning for the joy of it. 

For 26 years, OLLI has been dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults throughout the greater Long Beach community through educational opportunities and social engagement.

For more information including registration, visit the OLLI website at www.csulb.edu/olli. 

GAF Board Meeting

The Golden Age Foundation will hold its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, June 28, at 1 p.m. in GRF Conference Room B. The GAF Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month unless there is the conference room is unavailable.

All members of the GAF are welcome to observe the meeting. This is a great opportunity to catch up on the latest news and  get a preview of upcoming Golden Age Foundation projects.  

For more information,  contact Anna Derby at 562-301-5339. 

Republican Club

by Sheryl Du Somme

LW contributor

The SBLW Republican Club information and registration booth is located outside Building 6. It will be open the first Mondays of each month from 10 a.m.-noon.  All political parties and supporters are invited to stop by to find out more about club activities or register to vote.  

During the last month’s  club meeting on May 17,  Republican Club president David Harlow was the featured speaker, presenting about the emergence of the new digital economy and worldwide efforts to adopt an overhaul of world banking systems. An example he gave concerned a core group of countries spearheading the above changes, as well as a host of other countries wishing to join.

 The presentation outlined the effects that it will have on all economies, and more specifically, all individuals. The digital economy is already in effect in China. 

Next month’s meeting will be held on July 19.

In the coming months, the club will feature speakers who will present important issues. To learn more about this issue and other topics, visit the club’s website at www.lwrepublicans.com.

How to turn on closed captions

Loud televisions make up the majority of noise complaints in Leisure World each month. 

As people age and their hearing begins to change or diminish, watching TV and movies can become more difficult without turning the volume to its loudest setting, which then disturbs neighbors. 

For deaf individuals or people who are hard of hearing, satellite television, streaming services and more offer closed captions and subtitles to make watching television easier. 

XFinity: First, turn on the program you want to watch, then  press the Down arrow or OK button on the remote. Next, press the Left arrow to move to the “Closed Captioning CC” option and press OK with the remote. Choose to turn captions On, then you can customize the font size, color and formatting of your subtitles in the “Closed Captioning Options” menu.

Spectrum: Press the Menu button on the remote control, then scroll to “Settings & Support” and press OK/Select. Next, click on the Accessibility tab. Choose between Closed Captioning  or Descriptive Video Service to turn captions on. 

DirecTV: Press the Info button on the remote control, then  press the Right Arrow button to get to Closed Captioning (CC). Select CC, and captions will turn on. You can personalize caption options with the following steps: Press the Menu button, click on the Settings option, then press the Right Arrow button to get to the Accessibility option and press Select. Navigate using the Up and Down arrow buttons to the make the changes you need.

Luau tickets are now available

The Filipino Association of  Leisure World  held its monthly meeting on June 11 to discuss the necessary protocols for the Veterans Picnic on Saturday, July 1, in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. The club president reported that all responsible leaders for the affair are prepared to handle their assigned tasks. 

Members were also informed that tickets for  the annual Luau-Dinner Dance on Saturday, Sept. 2, are now available for sale. The president reminded members to support and help sell tickets to their friends and avoid selling or buying their own tickets from fellow members.

After the meeting was adjourned, the FALW wished the June birthday celebrants a happy birthday with a birthday song and an elaborate and authentic Filipino dinner.

Seal Beach/Los Alamitos

Join the Amateur Radio Operators

When all else fails, Amateur Radio Operators use their training, skills and equipment to provide communications during emergencies and disasters. An amateur radio station can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. Hams can quickly raise a wire antenna in a tree or on a mast, connect it to a radio and power source, and communicate effectively with others.

Those interested in becoming part of the Seal Beach and Los Alamitos Amateur Radio Operators should meet at the top of Signal Hill, 2351 Dawson Blvd. on June 24, between 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. 

People will be able to watch demonstrations on CW (morse code), see how operators talk to other Hams all over the world using Echolink, and send digital email via Winlink, or by using a cell phone and Zello. The group will have Chameleon Loops and Buddy Antennas on display too.

Many service agencies will be represented including The American Red Cross, CERT, the Los Angeles County Disaster Communication Service, RACES and ARES.  

 For more information, call 440-289-2023.

Rollin Thunder

Join the Golf Cart Parade on July 4

Leisure World’s popular July 4 Golf Cart Parade by the Rollin’ Thunder Club is in its final planning stages. This greatly anticipated event  will feature dozens of colorfully decorated golf carts, and will follow a route covering most of the community’s main thoroughfares and larger residential streets. Parade participants can finalize their decorations at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Clubhouse 4.  The parade will officially get underway at 11 a.m., concluding an hour later at Clubhouse 6 .

Parade participants are invited to bring cookies and other refreshments to Clubhouse 4.  These will be served at the parade’s conclusion at Clubhouse 6.

Parade participants are reminded to charge their batteries or have a full tank of gas prior to the parade.

Membership in the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club is not required to enter the parade.

Club President Tom Davis will be on hand at the parade to accept club membership applications. Call 562-431-6859 for more information.

Next peaceful protest on June 28

The Senior Peace Club will hold a peaceful protest on Wednesday, June 28, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in front of the Leisure World Globe.

This month’s focus will be on social justice issues including reproductive rights, gun violence, LGBTQIA+ rights, voting rights, diversity and inclusion. 

Signs will be available at the demonstration, but people are encouraged to make their own signs.  All caring and concerned people are invited to participate. 

For more information, call Pat Kruger at 562-357-4040.


Charles “Charlie” Batton

Charles “Charlie” Batton, 91, recent resident of Leisure World, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2023, in North Carolina, where he went to live with his daughters after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. 

He was predeceased by his daughter Cindy Batton, and is survived by daughters Linda Hilger and Karen Batton, and his companion of 29 years, Marilyn Austin.

Charlie was a Korean War veteran and enjoyed a  successful career with Olympic Fasteners as a regional sales manager.

An avid boater and longtime member of the Marina Yacht Club of Long Beach, he will be remembered for his adventurous spirit, good humor and charismatic personality. He will be missed by all who knew him.  

Reginald Johnson

1938 – 2023

Reginald Johnson was born in Grant Parish, in the town of Colfax,  Louisiana on Aug. 22, 1938. He passed away peacefully at his home on Monday,  June 5, 2023, in the company of his wife, at the age of 84. 

He is survived by his lovely wife of 59 years, Ruby M. Johnson in Mutual 17. He was the father of Cheryl, Maria and Champ. 

Reggie was a devoted family man who loved football, western movies and golf. He is leaving behind a legacy of hard work, the determination to succeed and his love for his family and friends. 

He was the best husband, father, grandfather and friend.

In Memoriam

Harry Leimbach 82

Ronald Baskin 77

Ella Tcharny 61

Gayla Rudolph-Emerson 75

Georgia Meader 89

George Anderson 90

Virginia Phillips 90

John Edward Ramos 58

Vivian Gotschall 93

Lois Lewis 99

Jerald Kehoe 60

Marylnn Johnson 72

Mary Colclasure 81

Darlene Beauchamp 68

Anthony Brizula 92

Raymond Cook 80

Idonia Stewart 88

Cecilia Thompson 73

Helen Mitchell 67

James De Mask 81

Carolyn Elliott 84

Maureen Gilson 92

Dennis Ezenekwe 70

Bert Sistoni 92

Sylvia Thomas 89

Yvonne Marshall 73

William Lambrecht 69

Theresa Lebel 92

Herbert Abel 80

Joe Andazola 84

Ellen Lang 98

Melvin Kaplan 97

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary,


— paid obituary

Orchid Society

The South Coast Orchid Society will present a program by Arnold Gum on how to get better results from orchid photography from cell phone cameras versus “standard” cameras. The meeting will be Monday, June 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 E. Atherton St., Long Beach.

 Arnold has been growing orchids for decades, in spite of his career and multiple moves. He is now an accredited orchid judge, based in San Diego, and one of the official photographers in the SoCal area for orchid awards. In fact, he has been able to take the official portraits of his own awarded plants since 2011. 

He photographs everything: orchids, flowers, butterflies, wildlife, and anything that catches his eye. 

Head to head, the cell phone camera often produces better results than “standard” cameras, especially if people can understand how the two kinds of cameras “see” the world. 

These skills can be used for all types of pictures. The meeting is free and open to the public. 

For more information, email southcoastorchidsociety@gmail.com.

Grab ‘N’ Go Menu

June 15-June 20

Thursday: Domino’s Pizza in Clubhouse 6—Call ahead at 562-493-2212 for special orders, wings and salads. Open from 3:30-7 p.m. Cash and cards are accepted. 

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday in Clubhouse 6—Mexican favorites plus hot dogs, burgers and fries from 5-7 p.m. No preorders are allowed. Cash and cards are accepted. 

Wednesday: Burning Buns Food Truck (New) in the Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot—See the full menu at http://burningbuns.com/menu/. Open from 4-6 p.m. Cash and cards are accepted. 

Friday: Berlin Truck at the Life Options Expo at Veterans Plaza—Gourmet sausages, grilled cheese and more from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

To ask questions or give feedback, call 562-431-586, ext. 398. 

On-call bus service is available from 4:30 p.m. on; regular service before 4:30 p.m.; weekends on-call anytime. Request a ride by calling 562-431-6586 ext. 379.

Grab ‘N Go vendors are subject to change. Notifications will go out on LW Live—sign up by visiting www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/.

GRF Presents: Terry Otte and Abilene

Abilene will host its monthly dance this Saturday in Clubhouse 2 starting at 7 p.m. The doors open at 6:30, but reserving tables is prohibited.

Abilene is Seal Beach Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band going strong for nearly 20 years. Last year, they opened the Amphitheater season with a rockabilly show that drew nearly 2,000 fans and will play again this year by popular demand. Terry Otte leads Abilene and shares singing duties with Tina Schaffer. Guitarist, Rod Anderson; bassist Doug Decker and drummer, Jim Greer, round out the group. 

All concerts are free, but tips are acceptable and greatly appreciated. For more information, email kathyt@lwsb.com.

Summer at the Show: 

Amphitheater Rules

The Golden Rain Foundation, along with show sponsors, are proud to present the 2023 Amphitheater Season starting June 29. 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.

• 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. 

• Pets are not 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.

Art League announces June winners; celebrates birthday

The LW Art League held its monthly meeting on June 13 in Clubhouse 4. The guest demonstration artist and judge was California State University Fullerton art history professor Betsy Lohrer Hall. She showed a Powerpoint presentation of samples of her work, as well as images of objects that influence her artwork. She then demonstrated her own technique of art printing. 

Marilyn Jonas won best of show and the popular vote in the Art League competition. In the masters category, Alice Sioson won first place; Rosie Grogan, second; and Carmen Leslie, third. 

In the intermediate/advanced category, Shel Magnuson won first place; Irene Cohen, second; Judy Sherratt, third; and Daniel Prosek, honorable mention. In the 3D/multimedia/digital category, Linda Frysinger won first place; and Alice Sioson, second.

At the break of the demonstration, members celebrated the birthday of longtime Art League member and dedicated volunteer John Harper, who turned 90 years old. He has been officially admitted to the Art League’s “lifetime member” status. This is an honor that is bestowed on members that are 90 years of age.

Hui O Hula

Hui O Hula, Leisure World’s Hawaiian dance club, enjoys getting together twice a week. The club meets at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at Clubhouse 6 and on Thursdays at Veterans Plaza (or inside Clubhouse 3 when the weather is unfavorable) for dancing Hawaiian style. In June, hula dancers are busy practicing for performances and learning “Lili’u E,” a chant about Queen Liliuokalani. Anyone interested in hula is welcome to attend.

Silver Fox Classic Car Club

The Silver Fox Classic Car Club meets on the second Tuesdays of each month in Clubhouse 3, Room 5, at 6 p.m. The club plays an integral part in Leisure World’s Fourth of July Car Show. 

People who are interested in entering their car into the car show (residents and nonresidents) should contact the Recreation Department, 562-431-6586, ext. 398, or call the Silver Fox Classic Car Club at 562-431-6586, ext. 324. People don’t need to own a vintage, classic or collectible vehicle to join or participate in the club’s activities, just a passion for cars.

Community Karaoke

Julie Nulad practiced her karaoke song at a practice session on June 12 and gave a fine performance singing “Top of the World.” The group welcomed newcomer Joan Rosenberg, who sang a lovely hit from the Shirelles. Dorothy Ferrington got attention with her “Frankie and Johnny” tune. Shannon Harrison had the audience participating in “Downtown.” Anna Le sang an inpassioned “La Vie En Rose.” With exuberance, Sally Glausser sang “I Enjoy Being a Girl.” 

Margie Stewart sang a familiar “King of the Road.” Ric Dizon always grabs the audience’s attention with his Elvis style. Some folks sing with a smooth, effortless style like Rob Illingworth, Sherlene Wallis, Elizabeth Butterfield and Mariza Jouquin. Karen Morris and David Noble like to rock the room with their song selections. Ed Jablonski gave a powerful “Love is All Around.” Thirty-three LW residents anxiously awaited their turn to show their talent.  

There will be no karaoke practice on Monday, June 26. The group will meet in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. on the day before the holiday, July 3. It’s a fun and friendly atmosphere each Wednesday in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Learn cha-cha, swing on Mondays

Dancers had fun in the Leisure Time Dancers’ Monday class. In cha-cha, the class worked on the Peek-a-Boo and Leader’s Hand Changes, while in swing the Rotating Boxes and Hand Slides were polished. 

New members can join the dancing group on Monday afternoons, in the dance studio, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Cha-cha is at 2 p.m., followed by East Coast Swing at 3 p.m. No partner is necessary; class will rotate so everyone dances. Beginners welcomed. A review of basics will be included. The cost to dance is $7 per person for one class, $11 per person for two classes in a single day. For more information, contact Leisure Time Dancers President Jackie Theis at 310-743-9373.

Saturday Morning Dance Class

Two dance classes are held every Saturday in Clubhouse 6, Section C, at 9 and 10 a.m. In May, Candice Davis will teach West Coast Swing on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and rhumba at 10 a.m.

New topics are voted on each month. Each class is $7 per person. Partners are not needed. For more information, contact club president William Young at 408-858-3560.

Leisure World Orchestra

On Friday, June 30, the Leisure World Orchestra will perform during the Golden Rain Foundation Life Options. People can come listen to the group at to Veterans Plaza starting at 11 a.m.

The orchestra will also have two more informal perforamnces: short pop concerts on Tuesday, July 25 and Tuesday, Aug. 22. 

The concerts will be in the Amphitheater with stage doors opening at 1 p.m. They feature popular tunes such as “Strangers in the Night” and American folk classics such as “Shenandoah” and “Simple Gifts.”

The orchestra continues to expand and is always interested in new players. To join, call Chris Gruber at 562-884-5763 or email chris.p.gruber@gmail.com.

Post Office

A U.S. Post Office is located in Leisure World at 13580 St. Andrews Drive adjacent to the Amphitheater compex.

It is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The branch is also closed on federal holidays.

Most services are available, such as mail forwarding, mail holds, money orders and more. Shipping supplies are also available. For more information, visit usps. com or call the main office (off site) at 562-598-6915.

Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club will meet Wednesday, June 28, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Social hour starts at 9:30 a.m. with hot coffee and snacks. 

Themed genealogy workshops in June

The Leisure World Genealogy Workshop hosts “Theme Thursday” classes each week at 1:30 in the Genealogy Library located at the east end of Clubhouse 3. Look for the sign above the door. These classes are open for anyone to attend. Here is the schedule for June:

• June 22: Quakers

• June 29: Immigration (This is a follow-up of the presentation by the speaker on June 28.)

Speaker will present ‘Immigration: Ports of Entry’

The club’s meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month. Christine Cohen will speak on immigration on June 28. About 47 million people immigrated to the U.S. between 1607 and 1990, and about 70% entered through the Port of New York. 

When researching one’s genealogy, a person should consider a broader search in all ports, such as Boston, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Providence, as well as entry through Canada and Mexico. The club will review the websites and resources to locate clues to these entry ports such as state censuses, voter registrations, WWI draft registrations and passport applications.

Cohen is a longtime member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS), and is currently the program director. In addition to WAGS, she is also a member of the El Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Cohen’s interest in genealogy began in 1977 with the airing of the TV mini-series “Roots” and was piqued when she found a typed pedigree chart of her Dutch heritage from the New Netherlands in the 1660s. She is a native Californian, a graduate of UCLA in political science and worked for Vitol Aviation Company since 1993.

Genealogy Library resources

The Genealogy Library is open Monday through Thursday from 1-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Club members have access to the world version of Ancestry.com, Newspapers.com and Fold3, which contains military records. Volunteers are available most days to help new members navigate the websites. 

In addition, the library has a sizeable collection of research materials. For more information, email lwgenealogy@gmail.com. The club currently has openings for volunteers. For more information, call volunteer coordinator Lisa Brass at 714-390-4213.

Friends of the Library Bookstore makes record sales

With joy on the faces of both patrons and volunteers, the Bookstore and Boutique reopened on June 7 with record-setting sales in the first week. 

The group is grateful for the quick action taken by the volunteers and Board in closing the facility for assessment and repairs, to assure that the store was a safe place to work, browse and shop. The club appreciates the patience of its patrons, as well as the prompt and thorough corrective work performed under the auspices of GRF.

Volunteers have all been working diligently to check in books and related materials to get the bookstore’s shelves stocked with all the new donations.

Marta Brounley, Friends of the Library Board vice president, is in charge of the boutique. She has worked after-hours and on weekends with her committee members to organize the boutique items to make certain that donations are displayed and presented in an attractive manner. 

All of the boutique committee members also all work a regular volunteer schedule, as does Brounley. She works on Thursday afternoons. People are invited to wish her a happy birthday if they see her. Her energy, caring and talents are much appreciated by the Friends of the Library.

Aloha Club celebrates with group ukulele performance

by Leah Perrotti

LW contributor

The newly formed Leisure World Aloha Club celebrated the end of the semester with a culmination ceremony on June 14. Over 70 friends and family members attended the celebration. 

Twenty-eight “Beginning and Beyond Beginning” students performed several songs they learned to play during the spring semester. 

The beginning students received their ukulele class completion certificates. 

The Aloha Club “ohana” (Hawaiian word for family) learns about Hawaiian music, food, language, dance, culture and promotes acts of kindness for residents and for others beyond LW’s walls.

The Aloha Club embodies the “Aloha Spirit.” Aloha is a word that means much more than just a single salutation—Aloha is a way of life.

It is the coordination of mind and heart within each person. It means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable. 

Every word that is uttered and very single action, be it large or small, must first come from a compassionate heart and be supported by a thoughtful mind. The Aloha Club brings love into the hearts of others with the hope to make the LW community and world a better place. 

The Aloha Club welcomes new members. A new beginning ukulele class will begin in August. A waitlist is forming now with a maximum of 25 students in the class.

Photo Arts Club

At the June 8 meeting of the Photo Arts Club, a review was made of the many photos taken of buildings by the members. Some felt the assignment had encouraged them to look differently at the buildings around them. During the review of the photos, the entire group made comments. 

Members noticed how the presence of features like arches, vegetation, people and other features enhanced the resulting photograph. Light seems to be the key factor in creating an interesting image. Ben Benjamins was impressed with the photos taken, with many members showing their creative approaches to their work.

The Photo Arts Club will meet Thursday, July 13, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

The assignment is to photograph a headshot of a person in black and white with light shining on a prominent part of the face. The prominent part could be a partial part i.e., one of the sides, or a full frontal view. The key is to make it a high contrast image. 

Use the editing features built into cameras, computer, or cell phones to increase the contrast between the light side of the face and the dark side. The photo must be very sharp. Members will send only three photos to benbenjamins@hotmail.com to be shown at the next meeting.

Hooks and labels will be available for members to use to hang framed photos in the hall of Clubhouse 3.

Individuals with technical or other questions will be paired with someone who can help them for individual discussion after the meeting. Everyone is welcome. For information, call Regine Schumacher at 562-430-7978.

Legends of Rock Shows

Bob Dylan Tribute Show at Bogarts Coffee House: On Friday, June 23, from 6-8 p.m., Jon Pearlstone will perform  his Bob Dylan tribute for the third time at Bogart’s Coffee at 905 Ocean Ave., right across from the Seal Beach Pier. 

The show features Dylan’s greatest hits along with other songs he inspired and the stories behind them.

Pearlstone always includes some new songs and stories to keep things fresh. There is no cover charge to hang out in the very cool Bogart’s atmosphere with the ocean right outside the window.

Dance party at Glory Days Bar and Restaurant: On Sunday, June 25, the Legends of Rock Band, including LW’s own Bob Groncki on bass, is back at Glory Days Bar and Restaurant in Seal Beach. Glory Days is right off of Pacific Coast Highway and has booked The Legends of Rock Band for another “Leisure World Sunday Funday” playing classic rock favorites from 3-6 p.m. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. The space offers dining and a good size dance floor.

People are invited to come have fun, dance, party, eat, drink and support live music in and around Leisure World. The band and tribute appreciate the support of fellow Leisure World residents.

New food trucks coming to LW monthly

Kathy Thayer

Recreation Manager

Several food trucks have just been added to a monthly rotation at the Clubhouse 6 parking lot. Of all of the requests on the New Amenities Questionnaire, more food options were No. 1. If the community supports these businesses, we can count on them coming back. If not, they will require that we guarantee a certain level of sales to return. The Recreation Department is  open to more suggestions.

Recreation will email the weekly lineup via LW Live. The LW Weekly will also publish the Grab ‘N’ Go Menu for your convenience. Old favorites like Taco Tuesday and Domino’s Pizza will continue to come weekly. Other vendors will typically come to LW monthly.

New additions to the schedule include Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ, Burning Buns, Berlin Food Truck, Italian Burger and Grill, The Empanada Maker, and Kabobaholic. Cousins Maine Lobster will continue their semi-monthly visits. Recreation have also just booked a popular truck specializing in Asian fare: Mad Dumplings. Watch for LW Live notices for up-to-the-minute schedules and menus.

For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com. 

2023 Amphitheater Season Schedule

The 2023 Amphitheater music festival will run from June 29-Sept.14, with a 12-show lineup, promising an eclectic mix of country, rock, pop, soul and blues tribute performers at the 2,500-seat Amphitheater. 

Residents are invited to celebrate summer under the stars at the free weekly concerts. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. (schedule is subject to change). Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident. 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 the 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. Food trucks will provide options for pre-event dining. 

June 29 Surf’s Up Beach Boys Tribute

Sponsors: On-Site Home Sales

Home Instead Senior Care

July 6 The Springsteen Experience

Sponsors: Golden Age Foundation

Financial Partners Credit Union

July 13 Shades of Billy—Billy Joel Tribute

Sponsor: Memorial Care

July 20 Michael Bublé Tribute with Anthony Bernasconi  

July 27 Venturesmania  

Sponsor: Community Legal Aid SoCal

Aug. 3 Tribute to Elton John with Kenny Metcalf

Sponsors: Gasper-Monteer Real Estate


Aug. 10 Bee Gees Gold 

Sponsors: Athens Services

Financial Partners Credit Union

Aug. 17 Elvis Tribute with Matt Lewis 

Aug. 24 Always Tina—Tribute to Tina Turner

Aug. 31 Hip To Be Square—

Huey Lewis & The News Tribute

Sponsor: Optum Healthcare

Sept. 7 Stone Soul

Sponsor: Optum Healthcare

Sept. 14 Mark Wood & The Parrot Head Band

Sponsor: Optum Healthcare


Church reflects on 13 years

On June 4, Leisure World Korean Community Church  (LWKCC), led by Senior Pastor Jang-Young Yong, celebrated its 13th anniversary. 

During the ceremony, members reviewed the church’s history of the past 13 years through a video that people can view on YouTube on LWKCC’s channel.  There was a congratulatory message from Pastor Johan Dodge of LW Community Church.

Under the direction of Music Pastor Gyu-sam Kim, the choir sang Handel’s “Coronation Hymn” together with the orchestra members. Instructor Chun-Man Hong delivered a message of answer to prayer, and elder Jun Yu, who is also a member of the volunteer choir, said, “I sang God’s grace.” There was also the dispatch of Kwon Lee Yeon and Jiseon Kim, and the benediction of Pastor Roh.

After the worship service, members shared a cake to celebrate the anniversary of the church’s founding, celebrated with the founding members, took commemorative photos with all alumni in front of the church’s main hall, and had a thank-you dinner at a social gathering room.

In commemoration of its 13th anniversary, 33 people were sponsored to help the visually impaired at Siloam Eye Hospital. Over 100 people have received sponsorships for eye surgery since the beginning of the church. 

On Oct. 17, the church will go on a tour and a pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Israel, Jordan).

LWKCC holds Sunday worship at 11:50 a.m. every week to “plant God’s will in the ground,” and has an early morning prayer meeting at 6 a.m. on Tuesday-Saturday. 

Call 714-323-0897 for more information. 

First Christian Church

First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, verse by verse. 

It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors to join in worship and explore God’s word together, “That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine” Romans 1:12.

Pastor’s Message

In Colossians 2 the apostle Paul writes to encourage believers in Colossae that were besieged by philosophies and deception; no different from today. 

Instead of holding fast to the teachings handed down by Christ himself and his apostles, the church had allowed philosophies to take their eyes off the truth.

Colossians 2:8 warns, “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.” The thought continues in 2:9, “For in him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in him you have been made complete.”

The definition of complete means no other philosophies and teachings are necessary.  Pastor Gary Whitlatch will further explore this chapter and refresh the body of Christ today of the complete work that was done by Christ on the Cross.                                                                                                                                    

Weekend Services

Sunday services are traditional services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. with hymnal music led by Janet Ray and Pat Kogak at the piano. Kogak will also sing a solo special.  

Saturday services are  more contemporary with Gregory Black leading worship with guitar accompaniment. The service is held from 9:30-10:45 a.m.                                                                                 

  Midweek Studies

Melli Herrera leads the Women’s Bible Study on Mondays from 10:30-11:45 a.m. 

Pastor Gary Whitlatch leads the Tuesday Bible study group from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 

The Thursday Bible study group, led by Elder Jack Frost,  meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Pastor Bruce Humes leads the prayer and Bible study group on Fridays from 6-7 p.m.

All residents are welcome to join any of the studies.

Scripture of the Week

“Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins,”  1 Peter 4:8.


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. 

Those who want more information or have a need can call the church message line at 562-431-8810.

Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly  will welcome special guest Traci Brewer-Sommer on Sunday, June 25, as she kicks off the service with worship. She will also be at the evening service to share her testimony. 

Brewer-Sommer is the daughter of Joanie Brewer and her late husband Randy, longtime friends of former lead pastors Pastor Gwyn and Ginny Vaughn. 

As a worship pastor for over 20 years, Brewer-Sommer has a unique ability to blend the latest music with the most beloved traditional hymns and worship.  With a heart of worship and a calling on her life to lead people into the presence of the Lord, Brewer-Sommer says, “We were created to worship our creator. When we focus our hearts and minds solely on him, worship him for who he is and ask him  for nothing, he meets all our needs. Worship brings healing into the house of worship and prepares the hearts of the people to hear the word.”  

Sunday service times are at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Those who are interested in growing through community are welcome to join the men’s or women’s ministries. The groups  meet the third Thursdays of each month at 1 p.m. 

To receive more information about the church or to receive the free monthly newsletter, call the office at 562-598-9010, email contact@fcachurch.net or visit www.FCAchurch.net.   

Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times:  Sunday morning at 10:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The  Wednesday Bible study is at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Hymn Sing will be held Sunday, June 25, at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

This week’s sermon: Pastor Chuck Franco will continue the series “The Good Fruit We Bear,” with a sermon titled “It Comes Down to Faith” this Sunday, June 25.

Faithfulness is the fruit of being full of faith, but what is faith?  More than just a desperate wish or a blind hope, Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. There is an integral faith relationship between what is seen in the natural world and what is happening in the spiritual realm that is not seen. Active, dynamic faith makes all the difference in a Christian’s life.

Bible Study:  “Job,” by Francis Chan, leads students through the experience of a man who had it all: success, wealth, health, family, friends, reputation, and lost everything. Yet, through his suffering and wrestling with who he knew God to be, Job maintained his faith and became the example of how to endure trials successfully.  

Contact: More information about the church can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com. Those who would like prayer, personal contact from a pastor or a DVD of the sermon can contact pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling 562-357-4360 or emailing pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com. 

Pastor Chuck’s sermons can be accessed on the Faithlife app under “Leisure World Assembly of God,” where people can also give online.

Community Church

Paul is a polarizing figure in the early church.  Paul had a powerful conversion experience that changed his name from Saul to Paul and turned his life upside down. He went from persecuting the followers of Jesus to become one of Jesus’ followers. The question then becomes: does Paul’s way need to be the believer’s way?  What are some other ways that people can follow Jesus?  

This Sunday, June 25, Community Church will look at Paul’s story of transformation and spend some time thinking about the work that God is doing for all believers.

Community Church welcomes all people. Jesus spent his ministry on the margins of his society inviting in those who had been ostracized and called other. The church strives to follow in his footsteps.

People are welcome to join the service on Sunday at 9:50 a.m. in person or online on Zoom and on Facebook @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld. 

People can contact the church office to receive the Zoom link. The in-person service is followed by food and fellowship.

For more information, call the church office and leave a message at 562-431-2503.

Redeemer Lutheran

The theme for Redeemer Lutheran Church’s worship service is “Call Upon the Lord, Live into the Light of Christ!” All residents  are invited to join the community, and share the word and Communion on Sunday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the Administration building where ample parking is provided. Dee Sessa and Teresa Smith are this week’s greeters and Sharon Heck will play the organ and accompany the choir.  

Redeemer thanks those who have contributed to its continuous food drive. LWers are invited to bring non-perishable food to the church anytime. The food is distributed to those in need in the community.  

The church invites residents to enjoy its outdoor chapel that reflects God’s light on sunny days and is available 24/7 for prayer and contemplation. Feel free to come alongside the church (on the north side, near the golf course) to pause, sit on the bench or at the patio table, rest and pray.   

For more information about the church or its outreach within the community, call 562-598-8697.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., in Long Beach. The sacrament service is held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays, Relief Society and Elders Quorum on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour. Members who are unable to attend Sacrament services in person can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at 562-212-8641.

The reading source for this year is the New Testament. The reading assignment for the week of June 26-July 2 is Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 20-21.

The “Come, Follow Me” devotional says “As you read the experience of the two disciples who met the resurrected savior, look for parallels to your experience as a follower of Christ. How can you walk with him today and invite him to tarry a little longer? How do you recognize his presence in your life?”

LW Baptist

The modern world, like the ancient world, emulates pride, whereas the Bible condemns it as insubordination to God. Jesus said, “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

When friends asked a new convert to faith in Christ what she learned in church recently, her reply was, “pride is a sin.” LW Baptist will give all glory and honor to Jesus on Sunday, June 25, 10 a.m.  in Clubhouse 4. 

People cannot save themselves. They need the Savior Christ Jesus. The Energizers group will meet on Wednesday, June 28, at 3 p.m. to consider God’s reminder to Earth’s rulers in Psalm 58 that they are accountable to him. 

For more information, call 562-430-8598.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services via Zoom with Rabbi Mike Mymon on Friday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m.  Rabbi Eric Dangott will lead the hybrid service on Saturday, June 24, in Clubhouse 3 Room 9, and via Zoom 10 a.m. Saturday’s Torah reading will be Korach from the book of Numbers. Parashat Korach recounts the rebellion of Korach (a cousin of Moses and Aaron), Dathan, Abiram, and 250 of their followers. Some rebels are swallowed by the ground, while others are consumed by a fire from God and others die in a plague. The portion ends by describing gifts given to priests and Levites.

To receive a Zoom invitation, contact Jeff Sacks at 714-642-0122.

Congregation Sholom offers a traditional Jewish service in person and online.Those who want to join Congregation Sholom should call Howard Brass at 714-396-0121.

Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet with Ven. Kusala on Saturday, July 1, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9:30-11 a.m. Ven. Kusala is well known in the Buddhist community and presents Buddhism in a simple way. The group is interactive and those who attend are encouraged to ask questions. Donations are welcome and will support Ven. Kusala in his teachings. 

For more information, call 714-468-6887.

Christian Women’s Fellowship & Bible Study

The Woman’s Fellowship and Bible study group will meet on Monday, June 26, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m.  The group will go over chapter 9 in the book “A Woman’s Walk With God.”  All are welcome. 

For more information, contact Margie Singleton at 562-594-8100 or Jean Davidson at 562-431-0597.

Dancing Feet

On Sunday, June 25, the Dancing Feet Club will celebrate its ninth anniversary in Clubhouse 2. Dance begins promptly at 6 p.m. and goes until 9:30. The theme is “cowboy,” so western attire is encouraged. 

The club meets in Clubhouse 2 for line dance lessons and practice on Mondays from 7-9 p.m., and social (ballroom) dancing every fourth Sunday of the month from 6-9:30 p.m. Come dressed to impress and bring favorite snacks and drinks.  Alcohol is not allowed. There is no fee to participate. 

For more information, text Ed Bolos at 551-998-4223 or email edgbolos@gmail.com.

—Ed Bolos


LW Bike Club members rode to Shoreline Village in Long Beach on Friday. The club meets on Sundays with breakfast and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the North Gate at 9 a.m. Bicycle helmets and safe shoes are required. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Mary Romero at 562-810-4266 or Lucy Cyza at 818-209-3075.


Meals on Wheels Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., delivers freshly cooked meals for $9.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. 

Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at 562-439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application or cancel a meal for the following day, before 9 a.m. the prior business day. 

Thursday, June 22

Roast turkey with sage gravy, cornbread stuffing, peas and carrots, banana, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and a homemade potato salad. 

Friday, June 23

Herb-roasted pork loin with brown gravy, oven-browned potatoes, zucchini with tomatoes, fresh orange, chef’s salad with turkey, ham, egg, tomato, bacon, blue cheese dressing and crackers.

Monday, June 26

Beef teriyaki, brown rice, oriental vegetables, seasoned corn, fresh plum, tuna salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, homemade macaroni salad.

Tuesday, June 27

Oven-baked chicken leg and thigh, mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned cauliflower, chocolate pudding, taco salad with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro, salsa dressing and crackers.

Wednesday, June 28

Stuffed bell peppers, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, peas with onions, kiwi, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and a confetti slaw.


Fitness Fusion Club members Cynthia and Michael Stone practice yoga poses—warrior II and an upward stretch. Yoga and stretching are two of the 18 exercises the Fitness Fusion practices. Yoga promotes better flexibility and posture while stretching is great for joints and release of tension in muscles. The club meets Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 6 upstairs and Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. in Veterans Plaza. People can bring their own weights to Veterans Plaza. Everyone is welcome.


On Thursday, July 13, the Joyful Line Dance will have a summer line dance party in Clubhouse 2 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or until people are too tired to dance, and an authentic Korean food for lunch. People can sign up with Chong Hee Kim during the regular class until the maximum number is reached. Pictured is David Powell demonstrating his “Jail House Rock” line dance at the class. For more information, text 562-301-5339.


GRF presents sixth annual 

Health Options Expo June 30

The Golden Rain Foundation has partnered with Sunrise of Seal Beach Assisted Living and 80 other vendors to present the Leisure World Seal Beach sixth annual Health Options Expo on June 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

This free expo will provide information on resources and services available to LWers to improve their quality of life.

A virtual dementia tour, assisted living presentation and eye evaluations will be available to all attendees. The Lions Club will provide free glasses.

The Veterans Plaza stage will be surrounded by over 30 booths and food trucks, including The Berlin Truck—gourmet sausage and grilled cheese and ice cream. The LW Orchestra will play from 11 a.m.-noon.

Everyone is invited to this free, fun community event. Watch for more updates in LW Weekly and via LW Live.


Fall prevention workshop July 5

Everyone is welcome to attend the next balance and physical literacy workshop on July 5 from 11 a.m.-noon at Optum HCC Large Conference Room. It is held on the first Wednesday of the month.

This interactive hybrid style seminar presented by Renue Health clinical kinesiologist Christel Mitrovich, provides a lecture and exercise demonstrations to LW residents on balance and fall prevention, and how to increase strength and reduce pain and risk of injury.


Longevity series: learn how to 

move naturally and prevent falls

Everyone is invited to join registered dietitian Jacqueline Atwood from Right at Home and Berlynn Coffman from Wellness Medical Supplies to discuss ways to incorporate natural movements and prevent falls Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m., in Optum HCC.

For more information, contact Right at Home Northwest OC at 714-249-4843.  


Meals on Wheels Orange County

Meals on Wheels Orange County in partnership with the city of Seal Beach is hosting The Lunch Cafe at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Drive, Seal Beach, Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m.-noon. It is open to anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $3, but everyone is welcome. 

Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for $5. Arrive 10 minutes before the start time as meals are served on a first-come, first-served basis. 

LW Minibus service is available for a pick up at 10:25 a.m. at the Amphitheater bus stop on St. Andrews Drive, with a drop off at the Community Center. The Minibus returns to the Amphitheater at 11:40 a.m.

Thursday, June 22

Breaded baked fish with tartar sauce, quinoa pilaf, broccoli, Hawaiian roll with Smart Balance and sugar-free ambrosia.

Friday, June 23

Turkey pot roast with turkey gravy, polenta with Parmesan cheese, carrots, crackers and tropical fruit mix.

Monday, June 26

Cheese tortellini with marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese, Capri vegetable blend, broccoli, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance and sugar-free fruited gelatin.

Tuesday, June 27

Tortilla soup with tortilla chips, chicken tinga taco, cilantro lime slaw, tortilla and tropical fruit mix.

Wednesday, June 28

Turkey Shepherd’s pie, peas and carrots, zucchini medley, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance and sugar-free custard.


Cribbage Club

On June 13, Cribbage Club members Gene and Margaret Smith celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary by treating all in attendance to a homemade carrot cake. Gene Smith serves as a vice president of the club and Margaret arranges for refreshments each week. The club appreciates their service. Melinda cowan provided candy and mixed nuts. Carrie Kistner assisted with serving.

Prize winners for the weekend were: Sam Ray, first place, with a score of 843; Minda Burkschab, second, 840; Carrie Kistner, third, 838; Cleo Looney, fourth, 829; and  Kathy Moore was welcomed as a new member.

Anyone interested in learning how to play cribbage or more about the club can call and leave a message with Terry Thrift at 714-394-5885. Annual dues are $5. One dollar is collected from each member before play begins. Members who come by 12:15 p.m. are guaranteed a place at the table. Announcements are shared at 12:25 p.m. and play begins at 12:30.

—Marilyn Chelsvig

Club mentors fast-start training for newcomers

Only four additional days are available for the Shuffleboard Club’s fast-start training to learn the basics of shuffleboard before the shuffleboard building closes for most of July for repair work on the courts. Until then, all Leisure World residents are welcome Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9-11. All needed equipment is provided. Closed-toe shoes are required. 

For more information about the summer schedule, call or text Kay Mount at 775-527-0426.

The club invites all present and past members to join them for a potluck on Wednesday, July 5, at 5 p.m. at the Courts Building and the Clubhouse 1 outdoor tables. The courts repair work is scheduled to begin July 10 and should be completed by the end of July.

 Throughout the last year there have been many milestones for the Shuffleboard Club. The most unfortunate one is Red Ryals’ passing on June 10, who worked tirelessly for the club, usually in silent ways. For many years Ryals kept all equipment in working order, and often did the set-ups for weekly tournaments and special events. Even after 20 years in the club, he was supportive at every turn with changes in practices and scheduling.  Generous and patient, he’ll be sorely missed by many. 

—Kay Mount

LW Women’s Golf Club welcomes new players

On June 13, 42 women golfers participated in the weekly tournament for low gross, low net and birdies. Ten players scored 14 birdies with four of them making two birdies each. The club congratulates Dale Quinn for scoring a hole-in-one on Hole No. 2.

A flight winners: 

Low gross: Chong Hee Kim, 26; low net: a tie between Linda Herman and Susie Kim, 22; birdies: Herman, Holes No. 3 and 6; Chong Hee Kim, holes five and six; Devora Kim, hole two; Lisa Kim, Hole No. 7; Jane Song and Nina DeRosa, Hole No. 8; and Soo Choi, Holes No. 2 and 8.

B flight winners: 

Low gross: Mary Grieg, 32; low net: Sally Park, 25; and birdie: Grieg, Hole No. 4.

C flight winners:

Low gross: Patty Litrell, 33; low net: Sue Yokomi, 25; birdeis: Yokomi, Holes No. 2 and 3.

D flight winners: 

Low gross: a tie between Dale Quinn and Neva Senske, 36; low net: Judy Ornoff, 23; and birdie: Ornoff, Hole No. 6.

Any LW female residents interested in playing golf and joining the Women’s Leisure World Golf Club can obtain an application from the golf course starter or contact Margie Thompson at 562-493-0484 for more information.


Tournament Poker

The next casino tournament is Saturday, June 24 in the Clubhouse 6 Lobby at 10 a.m. Bagel breakfast will be served. 

Registration is $20 for members, and $25 for non-member LW residents. Late registration fee on June 24 is $25. For more information, call or text Deborah Barner at 325-721-0687. 

Five tables of eight players participated a tournament on June 10. Two players with the highest hands of the day were: John Burns (QQQJJ) and Seung Hong (JJJQQ). The new club member Kathy Segroves won  a promotional hand. 

The final table players were Renato Villanueva, fifth; Joyce Smith, fourth; John Burns, third; Guta Basner, second; and Roger Montero, first. 

With five great players there was plenty of action at the table right up until the heads up play between Basner and Montero. In the winning hand, the flop came 6, 6, 10.  Montero (6-10) went all in before the flop and Basner, with (K-10), called. The turn was an ace, and the river was a 3. That gave Montero the winning hand of 6-6-6-10-10. 

Montero has lived in Leisure World for just a few months and been a member of the club right from the beginning. This was his second final table win. He also enjoys dancing and golfing here in Leisure World. 

The club congratulates the winners and invites all who are interested to play a fun and friendly game of Texas Hold ‘Em on one of the first three Saturdays of the month in the lobby of Clubhouse 6 at 10 a.m. No late seating is allowed.

—Deborah Barner


Bunco Club

LW Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. 

The club will have a potluck at its next meeting on June 26 at 5 p.m. Bring a dish to share; the club will provide chicken. The play begins at 6 p.m. sharp. Everyone is welcome. There is a half time social for all attending.  For more information, call Gail Levitt at 562-596-1346. 

June 12 winners were: Denise Caughran, most buncos; Nancy Floyd, most wins; Joanne Lester, most babies; Signe Kaleel, Larry Shulman, Jeanie Van Beueran and Rosie Pokus, most losses; and Rita Fueyo, door prize winner.


Duplicate Bridge

The Duplicate Bridge Club meets on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets, or by calling Linda Nye at 562-453-6678 or emailing yuel-ingnye@yahoo.com no later than 10 a.m. on game day. Players should arrive by 12:15 p.m. to confirm reservations.

June 5 winners were (ten tables): Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz, and Alan Olschwang and Linda Nye, north/south; Judith Jones and Al Appel, and Joyce Roberts and Ralph Brunson, east/west. 

June 8 (five tables): Sibyl Smith and Al Appel, and Larry Topper and Kar Yee Nelson, north/south; Lynn Danielson  and Jane Reid, and Bud Parish and Sue Fardette, east/west. 

June 9 (nine tables): Russ Gray and Mark Singer, and Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz, north/south; Jeanette Estill and Melanie Smith, and Bud Parish and Sue Fardette, east/west.

The club congratulates the winners and thanks all the players for participation and support.

For complete results, including a list of all players and scores, go to the Long Beach Bridge Center results page at http://www.acblunit557.org and click on Leisure World Results.

The club offers lessons and supervised play on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Supervised play is an informal game where players have the opportunity to ask an experienced player questions about bidding and card play.

For more information on joining the club,  call John Markovich at 562-661-0502 or email cdrjjm@yahoo.com.


Men’s Golf Tournament

On June 14, the Leisure World Men’s Golf Club held its first tournament of the month. Two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers played for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus four circle holes (shots within a 5-foot radius are rewarded) and two closest to the pin challenges. 

As a reminder, all the golfers must repair their ball marks on the greens. Also, filling tee box divots with the provided mixture will keep the tee boxes from deteriorating. 

A total of 64 golfers challenged the 1,658-yard, 18 hole-par 54 Turtle Lake Golf Course that challenges all who play. The course is in continuing good condition with the weed patches on the greens starting to disappear. 

A special low gross challenge was offered again, and 15 golfers accepted. Alan Sewell took first place with a terrific three under 51; John Kolthoff, second, at one under 53; and third place was a tie between Don Newhall and Richard Jun at one over 55. 

With fair weather conditions there were 68 birdies and nine circle hole winners. Additionally, 30 of 64 golfers were net at or under par. Closest to the pin on the seventh hole was Kolthoff, and on the 16th hole was Sewell both within 18 inches. Low net score was Sewell and Andrew Kim at net 45, with 18 others under net 50. 

A flight winners (encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-7; all scores below are net, which is gross score minus handicap): Sewell, first place; Don Newhall and Young J. Kim tied for a second place; third was a three-way tie between Kolthoff, Jun, and Seon Kim; fourth was a four-way tie between Jae H. Lee, Thomas Kim, and Mark Rice; Pat Paternoster, fifth; and Bob Johnston, Jae Kim, Gene Archambault and Trai Nguyen tied for a sixth place.

B flight winners (has handicaps of 8-12): Andrew Kim, first place; Fujio Norihiro and Peter Oh tied for a second place; Seung Lee, third; Steve Walker and Bill Long tied for fourth; Ron Jackson, fifth; Rolando Ramirez, sixth; Dale Williamson, seventh; Stan Johnson, eights; and Richard Yokomi and Walt Bier tied for ninth place.

C flight winners (has handicaps of 13-18): Jack Haskins, first place; Bill Zurn, club president, second; Paul Shellenberger, third; Darry Holten, fourth; Byron Schweitzer, club treasurer, and Ben Benjamins tied for fifth place; and Sam Williamson and Jim Bassett tied for sixth.

The next men’s tournament is on June 28 and every second and fourth Wednesday of the following months. Those who had planned to play in any tournament and cannot, should contact Alan Sewell at 541-324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at 801-674-5975 as soon as possible. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled tee time and be ready to play.

—David LaCascia


Men’s Golf League

Friday Golf

On June 9, six golfers played on the 5,800-yard, par 70 Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. Sam Choi had the fewest putts for round. Fujio Norihiro and Choi were closest to the pins on the par three second and ninth holes respectively. Norihiro had two birdies; Gene Vesely and Dave LaCascia had one each. 

The winners were: Vesely, first place, a 11 under 59; Norihiro, second, a nine under 61; LaCascia, third, seven under 63; Gary Stivers, fourth, five under 65; Choi, fifth, three under 67; and Lowell Goltra, sixth, one under 69. 

Monday Golf

On June 5, 12 golfers played on the 6,000-yard, par 71 Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. Gene Vesely had the only birdie of the round. Lowell Goltra and Bill McKusky were closest to the pins on the par three fourth and twelfth holes. Stivers had low putts in the A Flight and Vesely had fewest in the B.

A flight winners: Clay Fischer, first, one under 70; Sam Choi and Larry Hillhouse tied for a second place; Chris Lankford, third; Stivers, fourth; Jim Goltra, fifth; and Norihiro and LaCascia tied for sixth place.

 B flight winners: Lowell Goltra, Gene Vesely and Digna Vesely tied for a first place; and McKusky, second.

 The Monday and Friday golf leagues play at four local courses, all within 15-20 minutes of Leisure World. The courses are always quite full, so advance league reservations are required with a sign-up sheet available at each round.

There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net in each flight, birdies, closest to the pin on two par threes, and for the lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-one and eagles (two under par) are generously rewarded. If interested, contact Gary Stivers at 714-313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at 801-674-5975.


Pinochle Club

Pinochle Club meets on Mondays and Thursdays in Clubhouse 1 from noon-4 p.m.

June 1 winners were: Diana Lambert, first place, 12,250; Marge Dodero, second place, 12,060; Donna Gorman, third, 11,740; and Jane Haass, fourth, 10,530.

June 3 winners: Marge Dodero, first place, 13,440; Curt Rodgers, second, 11,640; Nita Dixon, third, 11,170; and Donna Gorman, fourth, 11,040.

June 5 winners: Tony Dodero, first place, 11,690; Antonia Zupancich, second, 11,480; Julia Troise, third, 11,190; and Diana Lambert, fourth, 10,780.

June 8 winners: Phyllis Pierce, first place, 11,840; Lyan Sorum, second, 10, 870; Pat Blum, third, 10,620; and Tony Dodero, fourth, 11,460.


Bocce Ball wraps up its spring tournament with pizza and games

On June 10, the Bocce Ball Club completed its spring tournament with a pizza party and the tournament championship games.  

Tuesday league winners were: Chandra and Harshad Patel; Thursday league: Dennis Noethens and Bill Zurn; Saturday league: Mike and Kathleen Pitts; and Sunday winners: Rod Osgood and Laura Garcia. Dennis Noethens and Bill Zurn won the final championship.  The club congratulates all the winners. 

The Bocce Ball club will take a summer break during July and August, and start a fall tournament the week of Sept. 5, right after Labor Day. The fall league will play for seven weeks and will finish with another championship and party day on Saturday, Nov. 4. 

Those who did not attend the party on June 10 and filled out the signup sheet should let Rhonda Cox of their interest to play again in the fall. The new schedules will be emailed in late August. 

Those interested in joining the bocce ball league, can call 714-904-6458, as few openings may be available in the fall. The club meets on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The courts will be open for practice all summer unless the court is being worked on.



Whoever purchased the Bear Nativity at the Swap Meet; please contact Andrea/562-481-2290. I  have your 3rd Bear-King!


We refinish your SHOWER/TUB to look brand new. Convert to WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat. Nu Kote 562-833-3911  

Serving LW since 1999.   SB Business License 699080.  Exp 7/19



Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure-World since 1978. Planting/Clean-Ups/Fertilization. New Lawns, etc. Offering my services to every Mutual. Honest and Reliable. State Contractor’s License 779462. Call 562-863-7739, 

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.   Exp 8/30


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/12




Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New-Windows/Patio-Storage and Enclosures.  Exp 7/26

40+/Years in LW

License 723262


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 8/16


Cory Gee Painting. Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts 714-308-9931. License 1049257.  Exp 7/26


562-596-0559,  LW DECOR INC.

Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW. Business License 723262.  Exp 7/26


Bel-Rich Painting.  Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131.

Exp 8/09


Painting service for exterior or interior repairs, texture/drywall/cabinets/skylights/gates/frames. Joshua 714-267-6756. State Contractor License 1081798.  Exp 11/22/2023



CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562)-841-3787. SB Business License BRA0002.  Exp 7/12


SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B.   Exp 11/29/2023

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194.  Exp 8/16

Window Washing


I clean Inside/Outside OR Clean Outside only and SAVE $$$. LW-Resident/Rich Livitski. (562)-600-0014. SB Business License LIV0004.  Exp 8/02


BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093.  SB Business License  AB0001.

Exp 7/19

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please provide your name and phone number. Free of charge.  Diane Hart 714-955-2885.



Offering FREE advice on buying/selling of your golf cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859


Process life events to enhance fully living. Call AMFT Christie Farley/714-262-4445, extension-7.  SB Business License 379426.

Exp 7/05


Experienced Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7. 949-899-7770.SB Business License HEL0006.  Exp 7/05



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers. Honest/Assertive/Fluent-English. Hourly/Full-Time, doctor-appointments, errands. Bernadine/562-310-0280. Bonded/Insured.  SB Business License BCS0002. Exp 1/31/2024


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with/optimum service, 30-years LW experience. Licensed Reliable, Honest Caregivers. 24-hours/Part-Time/Doctor-Appointments. References, Fluent English.  Ann/714-624-1911 and 562-277-3650/Heide.  SB Business License HYC0001.  Exp 8/02



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. SB License PAN0003.   Exp 7/19


Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ0002.   Exp 8/09


Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License CAM0006.   Exp 7/26


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon. Service in private suite. One-customer, one-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. Tammy Nguyen (714)-425-4198.   Exp 7/05


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36Years+. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. SB Business License #KC75538.  Exp 6/14


Full-Service for Men-AND-Women at Dal Je’s Salon. 562-626-8122,562-431-4603. 5-minutes from Leisure-World! Cannot-WAIT-to-Serve-You!  PLEASE ask for Sun/Thank-You!  SB Business License 14203016.  Exp 7/05


Experienced Housekeeper providing Weekly-and-Monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. SB Business License HEL0006 

Exp 7/05


BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093.  Seal Beach Business License  AB0001.

Exp 7/19



Windows 10% off first cleaning. General housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. (562) 307-3861. 20 years experience.

SB Business License GRA0006.   Exp 7/12


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ002.  Exp 8/09


Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008.   Exp 8/09


MAGALY’S CLEANING  SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/call anytime! Complete-cleaning. 562-505-1613

SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 6/28


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659,  (323)-413-0830.  SB Business  License14206409. Exp 6/28


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. SB Business License CIP0001   Exp 7/26


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus-Removal/Internet Security Repair, Training, Wireless and Smart-TV Setup. LW Resident.  SB License FUH0001.

Exp 8/09



Cars/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 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote.   CA Business License 046854. Exp 7/05


My Granddaughter is looking for a reliable-car TO/FROM school. Ask for Carol/562-485-7517.  Exp 7/19


Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124.  Exp 1/03/2024


Victory Pride 4-Wheel Scooter. Good-Condition $1,000  Call 562-598-7418.


Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “SPECIALTY TIRES”.  All-Standard-Sizes and MORE!  1-800-847-9593. SB Business License SPE0007.  Exp 8/09


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 7/05


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093. Exp 7/12 

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 8/30



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great-Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  Exp 7/12



Your Moving-AND-Hauling service. Any size job!  Call/310-387-2618.  Business License RO263644. Exp 7/19


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE Buying Mid-Century Modern Furniture/Antiques/Chinese-Collectibles/Old-Toys/Vintage-Clothing/14K-Jewelry-and-Sterling/ETC. 562-243-7229  Exp 8/09


I have knit MANY-items for “World Vision Knit for Kids” for MANY-MANY-years. Do you have any yarn leftover to donate to this organization?  Joan/562-430-9090


Looking for iPhone with/Large Screen, Older-Model  (8 & Above). Please call 314-369-7757.


Huffy 26” Women’s “NEL-LUSSO” Brown & Tan Cruiser-Bike. White-Tires/Basket/Rack. Beautiful-Condition/$150.00.  Call/760-712-5809


2023 Blue SUN-Trike, 7-Speed, 24” Wheels/Rear-Disc-Brake/Parking-Brake/Rear-Basket $500.00.  Call 760-712-5809


NOVA Raised Toilet-Seat with Arms, Locking. New In Box $35.00 714-322-5863


Tri-Lift Mobility Car-Lift for Scooter/$799 (new over $2,000). Bracket for GoGo-Scooter/$299. Sold Together or Separately. Mutual-17/Arlene/562-476-6161.

FRee items

Picture a 52” round wooden dining table with four chairs. It is not white nor is it a glass top. It is Dark Brown. The table and chairs are dark brown. Oh yes, the chairs have beige cushions. The table and chairs are FREE. Just come and pick them up. Lynn or Linda 562-446-0270 for address details.