LWW Translate/Ed. 10-20-22

  Oct 20 2022

Traffic safety is top priority

Last month, GRF Security reported eight traffic accidents, with most of those involving cars colliding with walls and parked vehicles, including two hit-and-runs. In the most dramatic accident report, one driver veered off Golden Rain Road and into the flood channel on Sept. 17.

Traffic safety has been an ongoing issue. So far this year, the Seal Beach Police Department issued 145 traffic citations in Leisure World. 

The most violations are for failure to stop at stop signs, failure to obey sign, signal or traffic device, expired registration and cell phone use while driving, according to SBPD reports. 

Police also wrote several citations for unlicensed drivers, failure to provide proof of financial responsibility (insurance), lighting device requirements (such as brake or taillights being out), failing to yield for pedestrians and other miscellaneous violations.  

The Seal Beach Police Department regularly assigns traffic bureau officers to conduct directed enforcement in the Leisure World community.

Officers specifically look to enforce those violations that commonly result in traffic collisions. 

To report specific concerns about areas or intersections,  contact Traffic Bureau Sgt. Jordan Mirakian at (562) 799-4100, ext. 1618, or jmirakian@sealbeachca.gov.

Leisure World residents can also call the SBPD non-emergency line at (562) 594-7232.

Food scrap collection program to start

Athens Services is partnering with LW to implement a food scrap collection program, per Senate Bill 1383. This new mandate requires residents in LW and across California to place all food scraps and food-soiled paper (100% fiber-based) into a special container.

The new organics carts will be delivered Oct. 27-28 to all Mutual trash collection areas. The weekly service is scheduled to begin on Nov. 4.

Starting then, residents will need to separate their waste in a new way. 

You will be able to use your green organics container for the collection of food scraps, 100% fiber-based, food-soiled paper and green waste. (Green waste includes residents’ personal garden and grass clippings, not LW landscapers, who have their own green waste program). 

Athens will accept all types of food scraps and transport them to the American Organics compost facility, which converts organics waste into nutrient-rich soil amendment. Athens Services has owned and operated the American Organics composting facility since 2009. Today, it is renowned as one of Southern California’s high-tech composting facilities with state-of-the-art methods for organics waste recycling. The resulting compost is used by commercial farmers, city projects, garden shops, landscapers and residents.

To collect kitchen food scraps, you can choose to use a portable, reusable pail-like container with a tight fitting lid. It could be plastic, metal or ceramic. Pails or countertop compost bins can be purchased, or LWers can consider reusing coffee canisters, large yogurt or margarine tubs, or juice pitchers. People can store composting containers on kitchen counters, under sinks, in freezers or wherever they fit.  

Landfills are the third largest source of methane in California. Organics waste emits 20% of the state’s methane. By diverting organics from the landfill, you are part of the solution in helping to protect the environment and future generations.

ARE BAGS ACCEPTED? Liners are optional. Plastic and bioplastic “compostable” bags are accepted in the organics container, but must be CLEAR or translucent-green, and bag contents must be visible. Acceptable organics will be processed, but the bags will not be recycled or composted.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION? Athens is here to support the community with this new program and will provide resources and training to help you get started. If you have any questions about the new organics collection program, contact Physical Property at (562) 431-6586, ext. 365, or visit AthensServices.com/Food.

Participating is easy. 


Fill your personal pail with food scraps and acceptable items. (Liners are optional. Consider newspaper or a paper bag. Plastic bags must be clear.) 


Empty pail contents into your green organics container. 

Athens Tip: Store meat and dairy scraps in a container in your freezer and place in the green organics container on collection day.


Rinse out pail with soap and water. Fill again. Sprinkle lightly with baking soda to absorb odors.

Acceptable Organics Waste

Green Waste

• Flower and hedge trimmings (from personal gardening)

• Grass clippings

• Leaves and branches

• Lumber, scrap wood, plywood (not painted or treated)

• Weeds

Food Scraps

• Bread, rice and pasta

• Cheese and dairy

• Coffee grounds and filters

• Fruits and vegetables

• Flowers and herbs

• Meat, bones and poultry

• Seafood and soft shells 

• Pet food (non-medicated)

Food-soiled Paper

• Food-stained paper

• Paper egg cartons

• Paper napkins and kitchen towels

• Pizza boxes

• Plates

• To-go boxes (no coating)

• Wooden and fiber-based utensils

Food-soiled paper must be 100% fiber-based (no materials with petroleum based plastic, wax or bio-plastic coating, liner or laminate).

Unacceptable Organics Waste (Do Not Include) 

• All plastics 

• Cacti, succulents, yucca 

• Compostable plastics (bioplastics) 

• Coffee cups and pods 

• Fats, oils and grease 

• Food stickers (remove from produce)

• Gloves 

• Hard shells (clams, mussels, oysters)

• Medication

• Palm fronds

• Paper napkins, towels with cleaning chemicals

• Parchment and wax paper

• Pet waste

• Rocks and soil

• Rubber bands and twist ties

•Tea bags

• Textiles

• Tissues and wet wipes

Vote in person at pop-up center Oct. 29

For residents who prefer to vote in person, the Golden Rain Foundation, in conjunction with the Orange County Registrar of Voters, has arranged a one-day on-site Pop-Up Vote Center on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Clubhouse 6 parking lot. The center will be open between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

This option offers the following services without having to leave the community:

• Voter registration.

• Secure Vote-By-Mail ballot drop-off.

• Accessible voting.

• In-person voting.

• Replacement ballots.

• Voter assistance.

Bob Page of the OC Registrar of Voters says, “My team and I are committed to ensuring that voting and elections are conducted in an open and transparent manner with integrity that increases the public’s trust and confidence in elections in Orange County. Through pop-up voting, voting opportunities will be available at locations that are familiar to voters and in areas that benefit from an additional in-person voting location.”

In addition to the Ballot Drop Box located at the Amphitheater bus turn around, residents, employees, contractors and any Orange County voter who is on-site that day can utilize the Vote Center to cast their ballots or benefit from these services; however, it is not open to the general public.

Ballot Drop Boxes were opened on Oct. 10. Through election day, a team of county employees will regularly pick up ballots and lock the ballot mail slots at 8 p.m. or after the last voter.

Ballot pickup schedules may change and increase to daily pickups depending on the volume of ballots received.

On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, two county employees will be assigned at each Ballot Drop Box in the late afternoon or early evening to assist with traffic flow and lock the ballot mail slots at 8 p.m. or after the last voter.

A final pick-up will be made after Election Day on Nov. 9.  

The GRF Transportation Department will provide regular, as well as on call, bus service throughout the day. Direct inquiries to (562 ) 431-6586, ext. 372.

Vote-by-mail ballots were mailed starting Oct. 5 for the 2020 Presidential Election, and all voters can check their registration, re-register and register to vote at ocvote.com. For more information, call (714) 567-7600 or visit ocvote.com. 

Woodshop 1 facility to open Oct. 24

The newly remodeled woodshop in Clubhouse 1 is scheduled to open Monday, Oct. 24, at 8 a.m. 

In hopes of extending the hours to accommodate more residents, the Recreation Department is looking for a few good woodworkers to join its roster of volunteer supervisors.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer supervisor at the clubhouse woodshop, call GRF Recreation Director Jesse Cripps at (562) 431-6586, ext. 350, to set up an appointment. Typically, experienced woodworker hobbyists should be available for one or two 4-hour shifts a week. For general information, contact Recreation at (562) 431-6586 ext. 398.

CERT has new leader

Catherine O’Brien is the new president of the LW Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Her predecessor Philip Mandeville, who founded CERT,  died Sept. 6. Mandeville was 100% dedicated to the safety and well-being of all residents and was passionate about CERT.  

At the CERT meeting Sept. 23, members acknowledge that the club will not be the same without him. They shared favorite stories of Mandeville, who was known for his humor, determination and unequaled depth of knowledge.

Every CERT member wanted to honor his memory and the consensus was that no one person could replace Mandeville, but that if each member gave an extra 1% effort, the CERT club could continue his legacy.

O’Brien joined CERT in 2020 to learn how she could help her 98 year-old dad, Dick O’Brien, be safe in the event of an emergency. Mandeville saw her potential and quickly asked her to join the CERT training team. O’Brien is a mental health counselor and has a strong background in management training for Marie Calendar Pie Shops. Her training classes are practical, fun and informative.

In 2023, CERT will share the “Safety Mindset” by offering  monthly safety training classes to all residents. 

These 45-minute hands-on classes are intended to give participants practical and useful safety information. 

Topics range from situational awareness, how to use a fire extinguisher, water safety and disaster psychology. 

All residents are invited to participate. 

CERT training sessions will be publicized in the LW Weekly.

“I have met the best people in CERT—funny, smart, dedicated, and willing to work together for a worthy cause” O’Brien said. “I am honored to work for this group. We will make Phil proud.” 

Acclaimed pianist to perform Chopin Oct. 29

The LW Book, Lapidary and the Bicycle clubs will jointly sponsor world-class Ukrainian pianist Yuri Lotakova in concert at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 in Clubhouse 4.

The Los Angeles Times hailed him for having “fingers like steel, but with a velvet and nimble touch. He could be playing Carnegie Hall, where, in fact, he should be playing.”

But LW residents can see him  perform in Clubhouse 4. The free concert, which will feature the music of Frederic Chopin, is courtesy of LW resident An Truong.

Lotakova, who lives in Mutual 7, was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and started his musical training at the age of 5. He gave his first public performance at the age of 9. He has won acclaim in the U.S., Europe, Israel and South Africa. 

He has also performed with major Russian, Ukrainian and European orchestras.  

 —Jan Friedland

Security Report

According to GRF Security, four bikes were reported stolen on Oct. 16 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Reports came from Mutuals 6 and 8 and three from Mutual 9.  Bikes were taken from residents’ porches and carports. 

Security Services Director Victor Rocha advises residents to be vigilant and make sure their property is secured.

“Overall, our community is fortunate to have a low volume of crime considering nearly 10,000 people live inside Leisure World Seal Beach,” he said. “However, we have been experiencing some thefts recently, and by working together we can deter thieves.”

Rocha said some of the thefts reported are “crimes of opportunity,” meaning that someone has observed a car door unlocked or property unsecured in a carport and took advantage of that opportunity.  

There are many ways to minimize thefts, including:

• Do not leave valuables visible inside your vehicle.

• Close your vehicle windows and lock vehicle doors every time you get out.

• Close and lock all doors to your residence when you leave, even for a short period of time.

• Secure all approved policy items in your carport, including ladders, bicycles, etc., under the cabinet.

“We are working closely with the Seal Beach Police Department to curtail thefts inside the community,” Rocha said. “To assist us, if you see something and sense that something is wrong, it probably is. Call the Seal Beach Police Department at (562) 594-7232 if you observe any suspicious activity, such as someone loitering in the carport areas. You may remain anonymous.”

ShakeOut drill is today

Every Leisure World shareholder is encouraged to participate in this year’s ShakeOut by practicing the Drop, Cover and Hold-on exercises today, Oct. 20, at 10:20 a.m. 

GRF staff will also participate in the drill, which will include practice evacuations of office buildings.

The ShakeOut began in Southern California in 2008 as a drill designed to educate the public about how to protect themselves during a large earthquake, and how to get prepared. 

An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the ground caused by the shifting of rocks deep underneath the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes can happen without warning and can result in injuries and damage to property and roads. Earthquakes can cause fires, tsunamis, landslides or avalanches. While they can happen anywhere, California is at a higher risk for earthquakes.

If an earthquake happens, protect yourself right away:

• If you are in a car, pull over and stop. Set your parking brake.

• If you are in bed, turn face down and cover your head and neck with a pillow.

• If you are outdoors, stay outdoors away from buildings.

• Do not get in a doorway.

• Do not run outside. 

Stay Safe During an Earthquake: 

Drop, Cover and Hold On

• Drop: Wherever you are, drop down on to your hands and knees. If you’re using a wheelchair or walker with a seat, make sure your wheels are locked and remain seated until the shaking stops.

• Cover: Cover your head and neck with your arms. If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter. If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows). 

Crawl only if you can reach better cover without going through an area with more debris. Stay on your knees or bent over to protect vital organs.

• Hold On: If you are under a table or desk, hold on with one hand and be ready to move with it if it moves. If seated and unable to drop to the floor, bend forward, cover your head with your arms and hold on to your neck with both hands. 

Prepare Before 

an Earthquake

The best time to prepare for any disaster is before it happens.

• Practice Drop, Cover and Hold On with family and coworkers.

• Secure heavy items in your home like bookcases, refrigerators, televisions and objects that hang on walls. Store heavy and breakable objects on low shelves.

• Create a family emergency communications plan that has an out-of-state contact. Plan where to meet if you get separated.

• Make a supply kit that includes enough food and water for at least three days, a flashlight, a fire extinguisher and a whistle.

After an Earthquake

If an earthquake has just happened, there can be serious hazards such as damage to the building, leaking water lines, or downed power lines.

• Expect aftershocks to follow the main shock of an earthquake.

• Check yourself to see if you are hurt and help others if you have training. Learn how to be the help until help arrives.

• If you are in a damaged building, go outside and quickly move away from the building. Do not enter damaged buildings.

• When trapped, protect your mouth, nose and eyes from dust. Send a text, bang on a pipe or wall or use a whistle instead of shouting to help rescuers locate you.

• Text messages may be more reliable than phone calls.

• Once you are safe, listen to news reports for information and instructions via battery-operated radio, TV, social media or from cell phone text alerts.

• Be careful during post-disaster cleanup of buildings and around debris. 

Do not attempt to remove heavy debris by yourself. Wear protective clothing, including a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, work gloves and sturdy, thick-soled shoes during cleanup.

• Register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well website at https://safeandwell.communityos. org so people will know you are okay.

 —Eloy Gomez, Safety & Emergency Coordinator 

SS increase to begin in January

Millions of Social Security recipients will get an 8.7% increase in their benefits in 2023, a historic increase but a gain that will be partly offset by inflation. The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is the largest in more than 40 year. 

It means the average recipient will receive more than $140 extra every month beginning in January, the Social Security Administration announced on Oct. 13.

The Social Security COLA was established to help seniors and other recipients manage the higher cost of food, fuel and other goods and services.

How well it does depends on inflation levels moving forward, according to news reports.

The Consumer Price Index rose 0.4% in September and is up 8.2% for the past 12 months.

The Social Security Administration said the estimated average monthly Social Security benefit for all retired workers will be $1,827 starting in January.  

The boost in Social Security benefits will be coupled with a 3% drop in Medicare Part B premiums, meaning retirees will get the full impact of Social Security increase.

Several government indexes show that inflation hits older Americans harder than the rest of the population. 

Medical costs are a big part of the burden. About 70 million people, including retirees, disabled people and children, receive Social Security benefits. This will be the biggest increase in benefits that baby boomers, those born between 1946-1964, have ever seen. 

The last time a COLA was higher was in 1981, at 11.2%.

CAP Food Delivered Today

Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. 

The next food distribution will be today, Oct. 20.

Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including  canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.  

Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,354 a month for one person; $1,832 for a two-person household; and $2,311 for a three-person household. To sign up, bring a photo ID and proof of income (Social Security/SSI statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub). People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID. 

For more information, contact Roberta Arshat in GRF Member Resources at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317, or robertaa@lwsb.com. 

Election Canvassing Allowed

In this election year, concerned LW residents are reporting that representatives of both political parties are knocking on doors to get out the vote. Some people mistakenly believe this practice is banned in LW. But the GRF cannot legally keep citizens from entering the community and going door-to-door. 

In 2002, the Supreme Court struck down a law that banned canvassing without a permit, even in gated communities. The ruling superseded any state or local law or the rules of any HOA community-—gated or not.

Political canvassers need to advise Security in advance before they are allowed gate access. And there is a difference between soliciting and canvassing. Citizens canvassing for political reasons are not selling an item or asking for donations. It is likely that canvassers will be active through Election Day on Nov. 8.

Perspectives Pg 4

Letters to the Editor


I’ve been seeing a lot more Katie Porter signs in Leisure World. 

I guess that weekly political ad paid for by the Republican Club is really working in the Democrat’s favor. 

Lisa Benedict

Mutual 2


In the Oct. 6 edition of the LW Weekly, the local GOP club had another ad blaming the Democrats for national and worldwide problems. 

Its proposal, ironically, urges “vote for Democrats.” In the same issue, (the LW Republican Club) lists endorsements for state offices, most of whom are unknowns  and maybe a couple of them are incumbents. Few of them have a chance for election because the Republican Party is so out of step with reasonable Californians that it rarely wins statewide office.

The party is now an endangered species in California and doomed to the same fate nationally as it supports racist, anti-semitic candidates who  long ago lost hold of the truth, worship at the altar of guns and have no realistic plans to do anything for the people.

In the meantime, the party is bombarding D.C. with requests for infrastructure money that members didn’t vote for and, no doubt, it will  take credit for the reductions in prescription drugs that it also opposed and is now trying to rescind.

Pat Kruger

Mutual 9 


On Aug. 25, an article from (GRF) legal counsel appeared on the front page of LW Weekly. It read, “Effective immediately…, information previously published online, including financial statements, construction bids, correspondence and the like, will be omitted from publication.” 

The omission was not just online as stated though. As shareholders who attended meetings found out, the printed 40-plus-page information they used to get has shrunk to three pages.

Furthermore, the complete agenda will only be available upon written request per Civil Code Section 5200. It ended with the usual courtesy: “If anybody has a question, please ask management.”

Somebody asked. The new executive director’s response was something like, it’s advice from legal counsel, and the issue will not be discussed further. Simply put, 5,200 road blocks have been set up in case any shareholder happens to be too curious. 

Yes, Administration has all the blessings, the power and legal rights to do so. Yes, there’s a need to protect privacy and all, but there are ways to work around it; redaction and password access are examples. This wholesale block out of public information is lazy and disingenuous. It’s the worst assault on transparency in my 21 years living here. I am disappointed. Please do better.

Aranee Carrigan

Mutual 1

Editor’s Note: Upon advice of legal counsel, the Golden Rain Foundation has recently changed how residents can access information due to liability concerns related to confidential documents. Confidential documents include financial statements, construction bids and releases that compromise resident privacy, among other privileged information. Currently, the GRF posts meeting agendas—not the packets that board members receive—that are accessible to all residents, who can also attend meetings either remotely or in person. Members can also request other specific documents, but they are not entitled to documents deemed confidential.


I am writing to give a shout-out to the Golden Age Foundation for its expedient solution for the recycling of batteries in Leisure World. The new drop-off program is sheer perfection. Thanks for “hearing” our concerns and for preserving this valuable and environmentally important service. You have a “done-well” from Dunwell.

Suzanne Dunwell

Mutual 6


OMG, what makes you think that the newspaper knows what are lies and what are truths? Its  job is to print the news and the ads, not to check every submission for lies and, oh no, so and so isn’t going to like this, so we can’t print it. 

Come on people, it’s only ink, it can’t hurt you. I usually know by the end of the first sentence if I want to read the rest of the article. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. You’re giving them the upper hand by getting all upset over an article or an ad. I find it confusing as to why there is a Republican Club and a Democratic Club to begin with.

The other thing I would like to mention about the stealing of the golf carts is that it can’t possibly be somebody who lives in LW who’s doing the stealing. So how are they getting them out of LW, driving them right out of the gate? 

I’m feeling safer and safer every day. 

Jeanne Warpack

Mutual 9


Reluctantly, I feel personally obligated to respond to recent intemperate political opinions expressed in Letters to the Editor. My purpose is to remind us all of a few real-world practical matters. Free speech is an absolute necessity in a democratic republic, especially the free speech with which any of us may seriously (or even violently) disagree. 

Even the “freedom of religion,” which many Americans regard as supreme, arises out of the foundation of freedom of speech. Insistence on “factual” speech only requires an omniscient referee—and if there were such available, there would no longer be genuine free speech. It is the primary responsibility of the reader/hearer to make his or her own judgment, not to silence or “shout down” the speaker because the claims “offend us.” References to “yelling fire in a crowded theater” may be made (because of free speech), but cannot be legitimately applied to Letters to the Editor or political displays ads, no matter how disagreeable a given person or group may regard them to be. 

Any reasonably accurate knowledge of U.S. history reveals that objective “truth” in political discourse has often been the exception and not the rule. The purpose of political debate is to persuade. Rarely (if ever) is truth the sole motivation, only such parts of the “truth” considered to be useful for purposes of persuasion. A couple of obvious examples in recent history would be the sad events surrounding the so-called “congressional investigation” of “un-American” activities and the contradictory varieties of political rhetoric during the Vietnam conflict.

Dan Wilderman

Mutual 14


Here’s a suggestion for the old Mini Farm site: turn it into a parking lot for the gardeners/contractors and charge them a monthly parking fee. I love living in LW, but it’s no secret that it is getting more expensive. I think it’s time to make serious choices between what we’re willing to pay for and what could earn some income to maintain the amenities that are most important to us, or leave it as a Mini Farm and manage it much better. 

Feliza Dixon

Mutual 15


I am a liberal who is prochoice and believe that any child born should have food, clothes, medical care, a roof over his or her head and an education. I am pro same-sex marriage and believe that who someone marries doesn’t have a darn thing to do with you (nor should it) and their marriage should have the same rights as yours. 

I’m pro freedom of speech but understand that you need to answer for what you say. I’m pro separation of church and state and believe you can worship your God and follow your churches’ teachings but have no right to legislate me to follow them also. 

I believe you can send your kids to any school you want if you pay for it out of your pocket. 

I’m very pro veterans, period, and pro police, but I understand that some of them need to find another job. I believe that banning books says more about the people banning them than  the books.

I believe in the Second Amendment but also believe in waiting periods, background checks and that some people just shouldn’t own guns.

I could go on but what I believe in most is that our private community paper should not take any political ads or inserts, no matter who pays for them, because the ads cause dissention among us, something that we don’t need any more of. And I believe that all clubs, including the Democrat and Republican clubs, should be careful in what they post.

Carole S. Damoci

Mutual 12


As official recall spokesperson, I proudly was the first to sign the Notice of Intent to Recall Los Alamitos School Board member Scott Fayette, Trustee District 4. I would have signed it as large as John Hancock did on the Declaration of Independence because voters in District 4 have never been allowed to vote for a representative on their school board.  Scott was installed on a technicality in November 2020 because he was unopposed, he never appeared on a ballot. District 4 voters didn’t even get to write in someone else.  

We had more than enough bona fide signatures, witnessed by volunteer petition circulators, to qualify for a recall election. Last month, I spent two afternoons at OC Registrar of Voters reviewing recall petition findings. Again, on a technicality, the recall was determined insufficient since 63 signatures did not match voter’s signatures on driver’s licenses. Is the signature you make on the DMV’s electronic pad with your finger or stylus the same as the signature you produce with pen and paper? Many petition signers live in LW. They were putting actual pen to paper. Other signatures were not considered when apartment numbers or Ave, St, Rd or Ln were missing.

Vote-By-Mail ballot users, sign the ballot return envelope exactly as your signature appears on your driver’s license or your vote may not count. If you get a letter from the OC Registrar’s Office about your signature, return it ASAP to ensure your vote counts.

 Hope K. Horning                                                                                                                                                 Mutual 2

Setting It Straight

A file photograph of the 2019 Arts and Crafts Festival (Oct. 13) featured the late Evelyn Marshall of Mutual 10, who was unidentified in the image. The LW Weekly, which generally refrains from publishing photographs of the deceased out of respect for their families, regrets the oversight and apologizes to her daughters, Cheryll Thomas of Mutual 10 and Denise Smiley of Mutual 1, who were grieved when they unexpectedly saw their mother’s image.


GRF Board of Directors


Tuesday, October 25, 10:00 a.m.

Clubhouse 4/Virtual

To view the live GRF Board meeting:

Go to www.lwsb.com.

The tab will be active at 9:45 a.m., on the day of the meeting.

The live streaming uses YouTube Live and terminates at the close of the meeting.

1.   Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

2.   Roll Call 

3.   President’s Announcements

4.   Service Awards/Staff Commendations

5.   Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update

6.   Member Comments/Correspondence 

7.   Consent Calendar 

         a.  Special GRF Board of Directors Minutes 

                 i.  Budget Review September 29

         b.  GRF Board of Directors Minutes, September 27 

         c.  Approve Capital Funds Investment Purchase 

         d.  Approve Reserve Funds Investment Purchase 

         e.  Acceptance of the Interim Financial Statements, Sept-

              ember, for Audit

         f.   Heat Pump Replacement- Clubhouse 6 – First Floor 

              Unit One 

         g.  Donation from The Friends of the Library

         h.  Donation from The Woman’s Club

8.   Ad Hoc Reports 

         a.  Governing Document Ad Hoc Committee – Discussion

         b.  1.8 Acre Ad Hoc Committee – Discussion

         c.  Website Ad Hoc Committee – Discussion

9.   New Business 

         a.  General

                 i.  Approve Bylaw Quorum Amendment 

                ii.  Discussion Pool Timeline Analysis 

         b.  Communication Committee

                 i.  Amend 20-5051-3, Website Management

                ii.  Amend 20-5050-1, Digital Billboard Display Screens

         c.  Finance Committee

                 i.  Approve Refund: Mutual Two Unit 62C, Amenities Fees

                ii.  Approve Konica Minolta Copy Machine Lease 


               iii.  Approve NuVision Credit Union Contract

                iv.  Amend 40-5516-1, Committee Non-Budgeted Expenses

                 v.  Amend 40-5528-1, Refund of Excess Income

         d.  GRF Administration Committee

                 i.  Amend 50-3182-1 – Member/Owner Renter/Lessee

                ii.  Amend 30-1001-5, Glossary of Terms

         e.  Information Technology Services Committee

                 i.  Capital Funding Request: SharePoint Migration 


         f.   Recreation Committee

                 i.  Capital Funding Request: Purchase Robotic Pool 


                ii.  Capital Funding Request: Pickleball Court Fence 


               iii.  Approve Janitorial Contract

                iv.  FINAL VOTE: Adopt 70-1500-1B, Woodshop Rules

10.   Next Meeting  

Tuesday, November 22, GRF Board Meeting in Clubhouse 4/Virtual

11.   Adjournment 

Presidents’ Council

Recap Oct. 6

Clubhouse 4 

ZoomVideo – Virtual

The regular monthly meeting of the Presidents’ Council of Leisure World Seal Beach was convened at 9:02 a.m. by President Jeri Dolch on Oct. 6 in clubhouse 4 and via Zoom. The following is a recap of the Oct. 6 council meeting:

The regular monthly council meeting minutes of Sept. 1 were approved, by the council, as written.  

Athens Services Representatives Bill Kalpakoff, Alison Millette, Jasmin Ramas and Avagail Sanchez discussed and provided updates on SB 1383 – Organic Waste Collection. Organic/Landscape waste bins will be delivered between Oct. 27-28.

Fleet and Transportation Manager Grant Winford provided an update on replacing Cushman utility vehicles.

Margaret Gillion, president of the Leisure World Historical Society, discussed Mutual tree inventory, provided an update on creating tree mapping master inventory list for walking tours, and request all Mutuals to provide a list of their tree inventory. 

Facilities Director Mark Weaver provided updates on Zinsco Electrical Panel Mutual Bulk pricing, supply availability, and mutual plans on replacing panels.  

Mutual Administration Director Jodi Hopkins presented the Mutual Administration monthly reports and Stock Transfer monthly reports.

President Dolch adjourned the meeting at 10:39 a.m.

Next Council meeting: Thursday, Nov. 3, at 9 a.m. at Clubhouse 4, Zoom Tele-Video conference and YouTube Live.

GRF Meetings 

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

Tues., Oct. 25 GRF Monthly Board Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Thurs., Oct. 27 Administrative Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 1 Information Technology Services  


Conf. Rm A/virtual 10 a.m.

Wed., Nov. 2 Physical Property Committee

Conf. Rm B/virtual 1 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 3 GRF Executive Board Meeting

Conf. Rm A 1 p.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.

Mutual Meetings 

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

Thurs., Oct. 20 Mutual 2

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Thurs., Oct. 20 Mutual 11

Conf. Rm B/Zoom 1:30 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 24 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9:15)

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9:30 a.m.

Wed., Oct. 26 Mutual 10

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  9 a.m.

Thurs., Oct. 27 Mutual 1

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Fri., Oct. 28 Mutual  6

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  10 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 1 Mutual  17

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  1:30 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 3 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4/Virtual 9 a.m.

Veterans Day Carport Cleaning

Since most of the holidays in 2022 fall on workdays for LWSB’s cleaning contractor, some carports will be cleaned this year on the actual holiday. 

The following carports will be cleaned on Friday, Nov. 11 the Veteran’s Day holiday.

In the morning:

Mutual 6: Carports 74, 75 and 76

In the afternoon:

Mutual 5:  Carports 64, 65, 66 and 67

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Cabaret Entertainers

The Cabaret Entertainers look forward to seeing residents at its next show on Saturday, Nov. 12, in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7.

Club members look forward to entertaining residents with their musical director Charla Gae; emcee Charlie Guggino with his melodious tones; vocalists Linn Atkinson, Maxine Chavez, Nina DeRosa, Connie Farrand, Bette Fritz, Charla Gae, Charlie Guggino and Tosca Lies; and the club’s newest additions: multi-talented drummer/singer Tony Burris and amazing performer Brian Tivnan.  

The club’s support staff of sound technicians include Tim Fitzpatrick and Connie Farrand. 

Also contributing to the club’s success are stage managers Jon Russell (club president) and Chris Russell (vice president and treasurer), and scheduler Linn Atkinson.  

Prior to the show, the club will have a group of cabaret auxiliary people who assist in  decorating the stage and tables.  

The club also requires the talents of the Video Producers Club—Paul Bassett, Irene Cistaro, Michael Oh and Anna Derby—who provide the outstanding recording of cabaret shows for future enjoyment.  

As was once stated, “Without you, there is no show!”

—Charlie Guggino  

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Theater Club

The Leisure World Theater Club will meet on Friday, Oct. 28. 

The club will discuss its future plans, which include its participation in holiday activities like the Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 6 and the Toys 4 Tots event on Dec. 17. Elves will be needed for these activities.

There will also be a cash donation sale in the Performance Activity Center (The Loft) on Friday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The club will be clearing out items that are not being used. The items will consist of costumes and assorted decorations, including possible Halloween outfits.                                                                           

Yahtzee Club

On Oct. 7, the winners were: Pat Farrell, most Yahtzees; Margaret DesRochers, highest score; Teri Nugent: lowest score; and Diane Seeger, door prize winner. 

The next meeting will be held Oct. 21 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 1 p.m. There will be a  halftime social.  

The club meets the first, third and fifth Fridays of each month. For more information, contact Diane Seeger at (562) 533-5997.

LWer donates authentic Tonga skirt to Hui O Hula

Hui O Hula gives a big “malo,” which means thank you in Tongan, to James Bacchetti of Mutual 9, who donated a hand-woven grass skirt sewn with tiny sea shells and koa wood beads to the club. 

The skirt belonged to his mother Elizabeth, who was also a Leisure Worlder. The skirt was purchased in Tonga in 1944, when she was newly married to James’s father, James J., during World War II while he was serving in the military. 

The rare find was well-received, especially by Susan Saraf of Mutual 15. She has framed the skirt and promised to take good care of it. 

In Hui O Hula class, Hawaiian dance lessons on popular Christmas songs have begun.  It is not too late to learn them because the holiday season will go on for many weeks. There are countless favorites such as: “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “Mele Kalikimaka/Merry Christmas.”  Classes are held twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. 

For more information, call (562) 431-2242 or email Jojo@huiohula.com.

Arts & Crafts Festival will return

The 52nd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, in Clubhouse 2 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

The Arts & Crafts Festival encourages the creative talents of GRF members. Residents are invited to come and support fellow shareholders/members.

LB Symphony pays tribute to Elton John

On Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. at the Long Beach Arena, the Long Beach Symphony— under the direction of Maestro Eckart Preu—will present “Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Tribute,” starring Craig A. Meyer. 

People are invited to bring picnics and their own alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

Single tickets for symphony shows start at $30. People can also purchase a five-concert Pops subscription for $95 or a three-concert sampler pack for $95, which includes classical and Pops shows.

Pops concerts will continue into next year, including Holiday Pops on Dec. 17, ARRIVAL from Sweden: The Music of ABBA on Feb. 25, BRAVO Broadway! on March 25 and A Night of Symphonic Rock Dance Party on May 20.

For more information, visit LongBeachSymphony.org or call (562) 436-3203, ext. 1.

Creative Writers’ Club

The Creative Writers’ Club will meet Friday, Oct. 28, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 1:15 p.m. Newcomers to the club, and to writing, are always welcome. 

For more information, call Shoal at (714) 747-2146.

Cribbage Club

Winners for Cribbage Club this week were: in first place, Eileen Dohl with a score of 834 or a possible 847, second place went to Bea Lissow with 830.  Bob Berry and Margaret Smith tied for third place with 827 and Sharon Ritigliano placed fourth with 825.

Potsy Frank offered refreshments of cake and ice cream to members, and Margaret Smith assisted with serving.  

Refreshments are served at noon each Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. 

Members are encouraged to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to be guaranteed a place at the table.   Partners are not needed. 

To learn how to play cribbage, brush up on the game or learn more about the club, call and leave a message with Terry Thrift at (714) 394-5885.

Duplicate Bridge

In a six-table game on October 6, Sibyl Smith and Al Appel were the North/South winners with a 59.5% game. East/West winners were Linda Nye and Alan Olschwang with a 58% game.

With a 61.61% game, Judy Jones and Al Appel came in first East/West in the seven-table game on Oct. 7. Joan Tschirki and Priscilla Cailloutte were first North/South with a 55.95% game. 

Overall winners in the three-table Howell game on Oct. 8 were Al Appel and Judy Jones with a 59% game.

Linda and Dick Stein were the North/South winners in the eight and a half-table game on Oct. 10 with a 61.52% game. Second in North/South were Linda Nye and Alan Olschwang with a 53.14% game. 

East/West winners were Judy Jones and Al Appel with a 65.31% game. Second in East/West were Bill Brooks and Carol Murakoshi with a 59.19% game. 

Games are played on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons in Clubhouse 1, beginning at 12:30 p.m. 

Players are asked to arrive no later than noon to confirm their reservations. 

Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets and/or by texting Dan Frank at (562) 739-6441 or emailing him at danfrankcpa@gmail.com later than 10 a.m. on game day.

—Gene Yaffee

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Gospel Strings & Sing Club

The Gospel and Strings Club will hold its first meeting on Friday, Oct. 21, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, from 1-3:30 p.m. Afterward, the regularly scheduled meeting will be in Clubhouse 6, Room 2, from 1-3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting on Oct. 26.

Attendees can join club members in selecting a song, playing and singing traditional country gospel, traditional hymns, praises choruses and an occasional classic country song. 

All levels of string playing and singing are welcome. The playing and singing is meant to feed the soul and provide a mid-week lift. Members will sit in a circle. 

Music stands are available and a microphone will be provided to participants choosing to lead the group playing and or singing their selections from the club’s song book, which includes singing lyrics and string playing chords. 

Club membership is free. Specific gospel and other songs will be available for purchase to help recover costs of reproducing them, as well as future song updates.

Club members are expected to recognize (applaud) individual performances even if the vocal cords or string playing abilities have slipped a little.

For more information, call  Irv Hart at (562) 296-5619.

Monday Bunco

On Oct. 10, Gail Levitt had the most buncos; Roseann MacGregor had the most wins; Tammi Couey had the most babies; Pat Wilson and Nancy Reid had the most losses; and Larry Shulman was the door prize winner. The next LW Bunco meeting will be held on Oct. 24. 

The club meets the second and fourth Mondays of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Play begins at 6 p.m. sharp. All Leisure World residents and their guests are welcome. 

Bunco is an easy, fun dice game. People are invited to come have fun and meet their friends and neighbors. 

The club also holds a halftime social. For more information, call Gail Levitt at (562) 596-1346.

Saturday Social Bunco

The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. The next meeting will be held Oct. 22 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Sign-ups start at 1 p.m. Play begins at 1:30. 

The winners from Sept. 8 meeting were: Lyn Doyle, most buncos; Laura Geier, Diane Seeger and Mary Milhone, most wins; Suzanne Frank, most babies; and Rita Fueyo, most losses. The door prize winner was Kathy Rapp. For more information, call Doris Dack at (562) 356-0443.

LW Poetry

This feature showcases original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. 

Love is


Love is letting her wear your clean shirt.

Love is sharing a sandwich and making sure she gets the larger portion. 

Love is holding her hand on a walk for no other reason but to touch her.

Love is allowing her to wear your sweater even though you are cold.

Love is giving her time to rest before she prepares dinner.

Love is allowing her to have money of her own so she may retain her independence.

Love is not asking her whom she voted for.

Where is love?

What is love?

You may have just found it.


As long as I bleed or my legs fail to keep me upright, 

I will remain with you. 

As a child begins to focus on the stars above, 

I will remain with you.

The Bard of Potomac Ave.

Mitch Cohen

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Chess Club

This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves.

 White moves first and any answer by black the white’s third move is checkmate.

Solution to this week’s puzzle is first move Rook g1. The white Rook moves from a1 to g1, black Queen g1, white Queen f5, black King h4. The next move by white is checkmate.

The Chess Club meets in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, from 1:30-6 p.m. on Fridays.

BulaLIFE Band

The BulaLIFE Band will play their last show of the 2022 season: a Taco Tuesday concert on Oct. 25 in Clubhouse 6 from 4:30-6 p.m.

Woman’s Club tabletop games are back

Clubhouse 2 has reopened, so tabletop games will be held as usual on the third Friday, Oct 21. Games will be enjoyed from noon to 4 p.m. Members and friends are welcome to bring and/or join any game they enjoy.

Refreshments are served: sweet treats as well as coffee and hot water for tea and hot cocoa. Some of the club’s gamers like to bring their own lunch.

Everyone is asked to donate $1 to help support the Woman’s Club philanthropies. At the Woman’s Club meeting this month, the club presented a check to the Leisure World Library. The meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month.

Any questions or concerns regarding  tabletop games can be directed to Jan Krehbiel at (562) 431-8240. Those interested in knowing more about the Leisure World Woman’s Club should contact Kathy Russell at (949) 293-7517.

—Beth Greeley

Vinyl Rock and Abilene Halloween Dance

Vinyl Rock will be back in Clubhouse 4 on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. 

It is an Orange County-based band consisting of nine members who passionately perform classic rock, Motown, and pop tunes primarily from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.  The band keeps the audience engaged, inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and by mingling with them on the dance floor.  

They’ll have everyone smiling, singing, swinging and swaying to the songs they grew up listening to and easily recognize. Vinyl Rock is sponsored by Cabaret Entertainers. Doors open at 6:30.

 Abilene will host its annual Halloween Dance on Monday, Oct. 31, in Clubhouse 2 at 7 p.m. Costumes are optional, but don’t be late as it’s sure to be a packed house.

Abilene is Seal Beach Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band, going strong for 20 years. Terry Otte leads Abilene and shares singing duties with Tina Schaffer. Guitarist Rod Anderson; guitar, synthesizer and pianist Jim Long; bassist Doug Decker; and drummer Jim Greer round out the group. Doors open at 6:30.

Health Guidelines

• Masks are no longer required regardless of vaccination status but are strongly recommended 

• No table saving. People may bring their own snacks.

• Attendees must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m.  to permit adequate time for the custodian to tear down the setup and arrange the setup for the following day (except New Year’s Eve).

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

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

• Be sure to sign in, either as a resident or guest, in the proper spot. This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of residents’ favorite bands.

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Bocce Ball: Report from the Court

by Terry Thrift

LW Contributor

The semi-final games of Saturday vs. Sunday and Tuesday vs. Thursday concluded with Tuesday’s Ellie West and Roger Bennett facing off against Saturday’s Connie Adkins and Paul Shellenberger for the Summer Bocce Ball Championships on Oct. 8. What came next can only be described as The Massacre at Mission Park. 

The game began at 10:30 a.m. At 10:36 a.m., the score was eight to zero. By 10:42 a.m., the game was over. Now I know how Custer felt. Connie and Paul completely dominated their league, the semi-finals and the championships. The club congratulates the two. 

As usual, referee Gene Vesely called an excellent game, kept the ball rolling and spoke to all the fans.

New Club Officers

After a speedy nomination and vote, the club elected new officers for the 2022/23 season. They are:

• President: Dennis Bedford

• Vice-President: Gene Vesely

• Treasurer: Milly Larsen

• Secretary: Joanie Wilkins

Remember, the winter season will begin after Jan. 1.

The long-awaited pizza party, enjoyed by over 80 people, was a big hit and everywhere you looked you could see friendship and mirth.

Men’s Golf

There was no golf on Oct. 10, as Riverview was aerating the greens and provided only temporary greens, which are not really greens; they are simply areas on the fairways, cut a little shorter than usual, and almost always make the hole length significantly shorter. This is no fun for the golfers and handicaps go out the window.

Friday Scores: Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana

Nine golfers from the Leisure World Men’s Golf League played Oct. 7 at the demanding 6,000-yard, par 71 Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. Willowick is the longest course the league plays with two par 5’s over 520 yards. Significantly, there are no water hazards on this course, but narrow fairways and well-guarded greens challenge everyone. The weather was sunny and comfortable for the beginning of the round; however, this increased the humidity and determining the correct club for driving and approach-shots became an issue.

Tee boxes and fairways are getting much needed attention and the greens continue to be well maintained making for an enjoyable round. This week the greens needed to be cut, causing putting to be inexact and exasperating. Considering the fair playing conditions the course allowed four of the nine to shoot below par scores, but there was only one birdie.


A Flight (handicaps 0 – 19)

First place: Bill McKusky, a terrific 1 under 70; second: Dave LaCascia, a hard-earned 1 over 72, plus a birdie; third: tie between Gary Stivers and Sam Choi (with fewest putts), a well-played 2 over 73; fourth: tie between Fujio Norihiro and Tim Looney (with closest to the pin on the 140-yard par 3 twelfth hole).

B Flight (handicaps 20 and over)

First place: Digna Vesely, an exceptional 9 under 62; second: Gene Vesely, a super 2 under 69, plus fewest putts, third: Bob Munn, a nice 1 under 70.

The Monday and Friday greens Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15-20 minutes of Leisure World. The courses the group plays 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), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia

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Pool League

An important factor in making a pool league with three person teams work is having subs when a regular can’t play.  The club thanks Tiffany Pan, Linda Patton, Frank Sablans and Boon Buntra for subbing, so members can play their matches.

In round five, held on Oct. 10, the Rustlers beat Any Hole Counts 8-5. Gary Snow of the Rustlers won five games including both his singles matches.  Teammates Rusty Aquino and Connie Terry each won four games.

The Crack Shots scored a 9-4 win over Right on Cue. It was a team effort for the Crack Shots, with Ken Harpham, Paul Snellenberger and Linda Patton each winning five games.

Hard to Handle edged the Bank Bandits 7-6.  Jerry Wrenn led Hard to Handle, winning five games, including his eight ball and nine ball singles matches.

In Clubhouse 1, the Renegades won the final eight ball match, where everyone plays, to edge Rockin’ Rollers 7-6.  Ren Villenueva led the Renegades with five wins.  The Renegades hold a four game lead over the Rustlers with four more rounds to play.

The 3 Amigos won 7-6 over the Ball Busters in another close match.  Roy Mittlestead continued his winning ways taking six out of seven matches for the 3 Amigos.

Women’s Golf Tournament

Forty-two members of the women’s golf club participated in the club’s weekly tournament on Oct. 11. 

They competed for low gross, low net and birdies.  Eleven players scored 17 birdies. Four of those players made two birdies each and special recognition goes to Sun Lee  who made three birdies. 

The club congratulates Soo Choi who moved into Leisure World seven years ago and scored her first hole-in-one during the tournament.

The Flight Winners were:

Flight A—Low Gross: Lisa Kim, 27; Low Net: Veronica Chang, 24; Birdies: Soo Choi, Hole 2, Young Yoon, Hole 3,   Veronica Chang, Holes 2 and 6,  Karen Mendon, Holes 3 and 7, and  Lisa Kim, Holes 4 and 7.

Flight B—Low Gross: A four way tie between Jee Choi, Janice Turner, Judy Kim and Pam Krug, 31; Low Net: Sang An, 25; Birdies: Pam Krug, Hole 4,  Sandy Derouin, Hole 6, and Janice Turner, Hole 9.

Flight C—Low Gross: Sun Lee, 30; Low Net: Patty Littrell, 22; Birdies: Sun Lee, Holes 1, 2 and 8, Patty Littrell, Holes 1 and 7, and Marilyn Hewitt, Hole 5.

Flight D—Low Gross: Neva Senske, 36; Low Net: Patti Smith, 23.

Shuffleboard clinic will be held Oct. 29

With the morning and evening league teams now engaged in league play, the Shuffleboard Club is looking for new members who might like to play a “two-persons per team league.”  The idea is to have just two on a team, playing on opposite ends of the court.  The “league” will serve as a training ground for joining the club’s Tuesday evening and Friday morning leagues. 

Those without a buddy to join the club’s new “two-persons per team league” shoudn’t worry.  The club has several new players looking for a partner. The games for this new “league” will begin in November and end in mid-December. To help get ready for the “two-persons per team league,” join members for a shuffleboard clinic on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m.-noon for basic shuffleboard instruction at the Shuffleboard Courts Building (behind Clubhouse 1 on Burning Tree Lane).

On Oct. 11, the evening league played their second of nine rounds with the Evening Shufflers captained by Karen Mendon and the Hot Shots captained by Jack O’Brien squaring off with 12 different games throughout the evening. The two teams were evenly matched with each team winning six of 12 games. Sal LaScala of the Hot Shots won both of his scheduled games.

On Oct. 14, the morning league Hot Rods—captained by Rod Osgood—and the Bumpers—captained by Sally Fowler—played the third game of the fall season with the Bumpers edging out the Hot Rods with a score of 7-5. Sally Fowler and John Mount of the Bumpers won both of their games while Red Ryals won both of his games for the Hot Rods.

Two courts are available to practice even during league play. Residents can stop by the Courts Building Tuesday nights from 5:30-8 p.m. or Friday mornings from 8:30-11 to watch experienced players and to practice the initial skills of shuffleboard with other beginners. 

The Courts Building is also open on Monday and Wednesday mornings for “open play,” meaning anyone can join in on a game or begin to learn initial steps for playing shuffleboard. Wearing rubber-soled, closed toe shoes is the only requirement. For more information, call or text Kay Mount at (775) 527-0426.

Men’s Golf Tournament

The first Leisure World Men’s Golf Club tournament of the month began on Oct. 12. It was extremely overcast and very humid. First tee time was 7:30 a.m. Somewhere around 9 a.m., thunder was heard rolling in from the direction of the ocean. At 9:30 a.m., lightning was seen from the sixth/15th hole and the tournament was cancelled. 

Within 15 minutes the rain started and became a deluge for 10 minutes. Thunder rolled and it continued to rain heavily until 10:30 a.m. The first group out was on the 15th tee and the last groups of the first flight were just starting their back nine when the round was called. The second flight did not get to start.

The club gives special thanks to Marilyn Hewitt and Irvene Bernstein for helping check in the golfers at both the Men’s and Guy’s and Gal’s tournaments each week and Elizabeth Butterfield for assisting with tournament set-ups each week.

Note to all golfers: Remember, players are responsible for their tee box divots and ball marks on the greens. Players are encouraged to repair theirs and one more. Sadly, players are turning the tees into mostly sand.

Two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers play for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus two circle holes (shots within a 5-foot radius are rewarded) and two closest to the pin challenges. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1,658-yard, 18-hole, par 54 course, that has challenges for all who play.

The greens are still not in great shape with the continued encroachment of weeds. Several of the green fringes seemed to have been cut very short and showed bald areas as well as brown sections. 

The tee boxes are in terrible condition now. Many are so chewed up that finding a decent place to place your ball to tee off is nearly impossible. Due to the lack of the correct divot fix material and proper maintenance, tees are becoming more like sand traps than green grass. Fairways, however, continue to be well maintained. The next Men’s Tournament will be on Oct. 26, and then every second and fourth Wednesday of the following months. 

People who have 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 they know. Players should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time and be ready to play.

—Dave LaCascia

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Art League, CH 4, Art Rm., Wed., 9 a.m.-noon; Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Guild, CH 4, Art Rm., Thurs., Mon., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ceramics—Bisque-It, CH 4, Ceramics Rm., Wed., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ceramics—Clay Crafters, CH 4, Ceramics Rm., Mon., Fri., noon-4 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting, CH 4, Art Rm., Mon., 1-4 p.m. 

Korean Traditional Painting, CH 3, Rm. 5, Tues., 9 a.m.-noon

Lapidary/Beading, CH 4, Lapidary Rm., Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon

Love Weaving Baskets, CH 3, Rm. 6, 4th Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (does not meet Nov., Dec.)

Photographic Arts Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Thurs., 1:30-3 p.m. (562) 430-7978

Quilting Bees, CH 3, Lobby, Wed., 9-11:30 a.m.


Bridge—Combined Party Bridge, CH 1, Mon., noon-4 p.m.; 1st & 2nd Fri., noon-4 p.m.

Bridge—LW Duplicate Bridge, CH 1, Mon., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 12:30 p.m. (arrive by noon) (562) 308-7838

Cribbage Club, CH 1, Tues., noon- 4 p.m. 

Diamond Poker Club, CH 3, Tues., Rm. 3, 4-8 p.m.

Hold ’em -N- Squeeze ’em (poker), CH 3, Rm. 6, Sat., Wed., 6-9:30 p.m.

Leisure World Pinochle Club, CH 1, Mon., Thurs., noon-4 p.m.

Social Club of Leisure World, CH 1, Fri., noon-4 p.m.

Tournament Poker Club, CH 6 Hospitality Center, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sat., 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

WA Train, CH 3, Rm. 4, Thurs., 5:30-9 p.m. 


Ballet Fitness, CH 6, Rm. C,  Sat., 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Dance Fitness, Vets Plaza, Mon., 4:30-5:30 p.m.; CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

Dancers & Mixers, CH 4, 1st Tues., 7-9 p.m. (562) 431-1257

Dancing Feet, CH 2, Mon., 7-9 p.m., 4th Sun., 5:30-10 p.m.

Flowering Step Line Dance Club, CH 2, 1st, 2nd, 4th Mon., 10 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Lobby, 3rd Mon., 10 a.m.-noon

Grapevine Line Dance, CH 6, Sec. C, Thurs., 2-5 p.m.

Hello Line Dance, CH 3, Rm. 6, Wed., 1-3 p.m.

Hui O Hula, CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 1-5:30 p.m.

Joyful Line Dance of Leisure World, CH 6, Rm. C, Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Korean Folk Dance Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Sat., 8-10 p.m.

Leisure Time Dance Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Mon., 2-4 p.m.

LW Cloggers, CH 6, Wed., 8:30-11:30 a.m. (562) 598-9974

Saturday Morning Dance Class, CH 6, Sec. C, Sat., 9-11 a.m.

Suede Sole Dancers, CH 6, Sec. C, Fri., 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Zumba Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Wed., 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Vets Plaza, Fri., 8:30-9:30 p.m.


Abilene Club, CH 2, Thurs., 5-10 p.m.; 4th Sat., 4-10 p.m.

Cabaret Entertainers, schedule to be determined

The Entertainers, schedule to be determined

Doo Wop Club (Let the Good Times Roll), CH 2, 3rd Sat. in odd months, 4-10 p.m.

Producers, schedule to be determined

Theater Club, Performing Arts Center (Amphitheater building), 4th Fri, 10-11 a.m. njcataylor@yahoo.com

Velvetones Jazz Club, CH 4, 1st, 3rd Sun., 2-10 p.m.


Bunco, LW, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd, 4th Mon., 6-10 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 7, 3rd Tues., 5-10 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 5, Wed., 6-10 p.m.; CH 3, Lobby, 2nd, 4th Sat., 1-4 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Chess Club, CH3, Rm. 7, Fri., 2-6 p.m.

LW Woman’s Club Table Games, CH 2, 3rd Fri., 1 p.m. (562) 431-8240

Scrabble, CH 3, Rm. 5, Wed., 1-5 p.m.

Yahtzee Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, at 1 p.m., 1, 3, 5th Fri. Diane Seeger: (562) 533-5997.


California Retired Teachers, CH 3, Rm. 5, 1st Fri., noon

English Conversation Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, Thurs., 5-10 p.m. (no meetings in Aug.) 

Impaired Vision & Hearing, regular meeting, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Tues., 1:30-3:30 p.m. (except July, Aug., Nov.); board meeting, CH 3, Rm. 4, 2nd Wed., 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Braille support group, CH 3, Rm. 6, 3rd Fri., 10-11:30 a.m. (562) 431-4026 

Korean English Class, CH 3, Rm. 4, Wed. (except 2nd Wed.), 9:30 a.m.-noon; 2nd Wed., CH 3, Rm. 9 

Movement for Health Medical Qi Gong, CH 3, Lobby, Sat., 10-11:30 a.m. 562-596-0450


Art History Club, CH 3, Learning Center, 2nd, 4th Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Astronomy Club, CH 3, Rm. 3, 1st Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Carving Club, CH 1, Tues., 1-4 p.m.

Coin Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Wed., 12:30-4 p.m.

Creative Writers, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Fri., 1-4 p.m. (714) 747-2146

Garden Club, CH 2, 3rd Mon., 1:30-4 p.m.

Genealogy Workshop, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Wed., 9 a.m.-noon

Historical Society, LW, CH 1, Historical Society Rm., Thurs., 2-4 p.m.

Korean American Computer Forum, CH 3, Learning Center, 1st, 3rd Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Korean Literature, CH 3, Rm 7, 2nd, 4th Mon., 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Leisure World Seal Beach Book Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 3rd Thurs., 1-3 p.m.

LW Technology Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Tues. in March, May, September, 1-3 p.m.

Mini Farmers, scheduled as needed

Paws, Claws & Beaks, CH 3, Rm. 9, 3rd Wed., 4-7:30 p.m. (except May-Oct. when meetings are in CH 1 picnic area, 2nd Thurs., noon- 3 p.m.)

Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club, CH 2, 4th Tues., noon-4 p.m. (except June, July, Aug., Sept. when meetings are in CH 1 picnic area)

Shodo Kai Poetry Club, schedule to be determined

Silver Fox Classic Car Club, CH 3, Rm. 5, 2nd Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Stamp and Collectibles Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 1st Wed., 1:30-3 p.m. (no meetings in July, Aug.)

Traveling Tigers, CH 3, Rm. 9, 3rd Wed., noon-3 p.m. (no meeting in Aug.)

Video Producers, CH 3, Rm. 2, 4th Thurs., 10 a.m. 


Entertainment Ensemble & Video Club, LW, CH 3, Rm. 2, Mon., 9-11 a.m.

Community Karaoke, CH 1, Wed., 5:30-10 p.m.

Evergreen Chorale, CH 3, Rm. 8, Mon., 9 a.m.-noon

Gloria Autoharp Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, Wed., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

Good News Singers, CH 3, Rm. 1, Thurs., 9-11 a.m.

Gospel Strings and Sing Club, CH 6, Rm. 2, Wed., 1-3:30 p.m. 

Korean American Chorale, CH 3, Lobby, Fri., 9 a.m.-noon

Korean American Classical Music, CH 2, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Korean Drum Club, Amphitheater, Mon., 2:30 p.m.

Leisure World Orchestra, Amphitheater, Tues., 1-4 p.m.; Wed., noon-2:30 p.m.

Leisure World Women’s Sing Along, CH 3, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th Wed., 1-4 p.m.

LW Opera Club, CH 3 Learning Center, third Sun., 2-6 p.m.

Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble, CH 3, Rm. 6, Thurs., 9 a.m.-noon

Ukulele Guitar Club, CH 3, Lobby, Thurs., 1-4 p.m. 

Vibratones, scheduled as needed 


American Latino, CH3, Rm. 2, 2nd Thurs., 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; CH3, Rm. 8, Wed., 3-5 p.m.

Britannia Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Thurs., 1-6 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 5, 4th Thurs., noon-4 p.m.

Chinese Friendship Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, Wed., 1-6 p.m. 

Filipino Association of Leisure World, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Sun., 2:30-8 p.m.; CH 1, 3rd Sun., bingo

German American Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, Tues. (except 4th Tues.), 12:30-4 p.m.

Korean American Association of LWSB, CH 2, 2nd Thurs., 4-10 p.m. 

Nikkei Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (714) 317-1102

Vietnamese American Club, scheduled as needed 

Yiddish Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 1st Thurs., 7-10 p.m. (no meetings July, Aug.)


Democratic Club, CH 2, 3rd Wed., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Leisure World Republican Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Wed., 6-9 p.m.

Seniors for Peace, CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Tues., 2-6 p.m.


A Course in Miracles, CH 3, Rm. 8, Fri., 4-5:30 p.m.

Assembly of God, CH 3, Rm. 2, Wed., 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; CH 3, Lobby, Sun., 4:30-8 p.m.

Baptist Church, CH 4, Sun., 8 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Wed., 1-4 p.m.

Buddha Circle, CH 3, Rm. 3, Sat., 10 a.m.-noon

Chinese Bible Study Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 5, 2nd Tues., 1-5 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 9, Tues. (except 2nd Tues.), noon-5 p.m. 

Congregation Sholom, Fri., 6:30 p.m., Zoom; Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, CH 3, Rm. 9.

Dongbu Pyunkang Church, CH 3, Rm. 2, Sun. (except last Sun.), 3-9 p.m.

Interfaith Council, scheduled as needed

KCRC Bible Study, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Fri., 4:30-8 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 6, Tues., 10 a.m.-noon

Korean Bible Study, CH 3, Rm. 5, Thurs., 6-9 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 7, 2nd Sun., 5-9 p.m.

Korean Catholic Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 9, 3rd Sat., 4-10 p.m.; 1st, 2nd Wed., 5-9 p.m.

Latter-Day Saints, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Mon., 4:30-9 p.m.; 3rd Sun., CH 3, Rm. 6, 2-3:30 p.m.

LW Han In Church, CH 3, Rm. 4, Sun., 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 8, Wed., 9 a.m.-noon 

LW Humanist Association, CH 3, Rm. 1, 1st Sun., 10:30 a.m.-noon

Seal Beach Cornerstone Fellowship, CH 2, Sun., 9 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Rm. 3, Fri., 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Seal Beach Sa-Rang Church, CH 3, Lobby and Rm. 9, Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 1, Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Women’s Christian Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 6, 2nd, 4th Mon., 10-11:30 a.m.

Young Nak Presbyterian Bible Study & Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 3, 3rd Sun., 5-7:30 p.m.


AA Friends, CH 3, Rm. 4, Wed., 3:30 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m. (562) 209-0816, (213) 248-0539

Early Risers, CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., Thurs., 6-7 a.m.

Fitness Fusion, CH 6: Tues., 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Veterans Plaza: Thurs., 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

Fun Exercise Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Mon., 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Joy Walking & Jogging, Amphitheater, Sat., 7:30-11:30 a.m. 

Leisure Leggers, CH 6, Mon., 8 a.m.

LW Yoga Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Wed., 9-10 a.m.; 10:15-11:15 a.m.; Veterans Plaza, Tues., 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Wa-Rite Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, Fri., 8-10:30 a.m.


Amateur Radio Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 1st Wed., 10-11:30 a.m.

American Legion Auxiliary, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Mon., 1:30-3:30 p.m.

American Legion Post 327, CH 3, Rm. 3, 3rd Mon., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; CH 2, 2nd, 4th, 5th Mon., 1-4:30 p.m.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Study Group, Bldg. 5, Conference Rm. C, Fri., 6-8 p.m.

Concerned Shareholders, CH 3, Rm. 2, 4th Thurs., 1-3 p.m. 

Drone Service Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 4th Thurs., 1-4 p.m.

Friends of the LW Library, scheduled as needed 

Golden Age Foundation, CH 6, Hospitality, Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m.

LW Woman’s Club, CH 2, 1st Tues., 1:30 p.m. (no meetings July, Aug.)


Christian Fellowship and Fun Club, CH 4, 4th Tues., 5-9 p.m. (no meetings in July-Aug., Dec.) 

Friendly Couples Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Wed., 5-9 p.m.

LW Noon Spoons Lunch Club, scheduled as needed

Neighbor to Neighbor Club (Mutual 14), scheduled as needed

RV Club, CH 4, 3rd Tues., 6-9 p.m., (no meetings in May-Sept.)

Rainbow Sisters, CH 3, Rm. 6, 1st, 3rd Tues., 6-9 p.m.

Rat Pack, scheduled as needed

Red Hat Society, CH 3, Room 5, 4th Fri.

Schmooze Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Tues., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (no meetings in Aug.) 

Social Club of LW, CH 1, 4th Fri., noon-4 p.m. (no meetings in Nov.-Dec.)

Social Club Seventeen (Mutual 17), CH 1, picnic area, 2nd Sun. in Aug., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunshine Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, every Fri., 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (562) 301-5339.

Where We Live, CH 3, Rm. 6, 3rd Mon., 6:30-8 p.m.

Woman’s Club, LW, CH 2, 1st Tues., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 3rd Fri. (games), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Bocce Club, scheduled as needed; (562) 230-5302.

Golf—Men’s Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Tues., 9-11 a.m. (only Jan., March, June, Sept., Nov.)

Golf—Women’s Club, CH 3, Rm. 5, 1st, 3rd Tues., 2-5:30 p.m

Ladies “Q” Club, CH 1, Pool Room, regular play, Mon., 9:30 a.m.; monthly meeting, 1st Mon., 10 a.m. 

Pickleball Players Club, CH 2, 1st Sun., 5-7 p.m.

Pool Club, LW, CH 2, Pool Room, League play, every Mon., 6-9 p.m. through May; tournaments, 4th Sat., 1:30 p.m. through May (June-Aug. monthly tournaments, 3rd Wed., 6-9 p.m.)

Shuffleboard Club, summer pick-up games: Mon., Wed., 9-11 a.m. at the shuffleboard court building (behind CH 1); (775) 527-0426.

Table Tennis Club, scheduled as needed

To Make Changes: Changes must be made in writing at the LW Weekly office or by email: emmad@lwsb.com. For more information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 387, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

LW club information is provided by the clubs’ representatives and GRF Recreation. Club representatives can add new listings or change the information provided here. This list is subject to change. The LW Weekly recommends people confirm meeting information with the individual clubs. 

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South Coast Orchid Society

The South Coast Orchid Society will present a program by Douglas Overstreet, well-known orchid guru and judge, on “My Ten Favorite Cattleyas” at Whaley Park Community Center, 5260 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24.

Overstreet has been growing orchids in Southern California for decades, first as a hobby, and then as a career.  He is currently the orchid specialist in charge of the Thornton Conservatory and the Ernest Hetherington Memorial Cattleya Collection.Overstreet’s knowledge of orchids is truly encyclopedic—he can pick up almost any orchid plant and immediately explain its merits and how best to care for it. Orchids grown by club members and guests will also be on display.  The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email southcoastorchidsociety@gmail.com.

Community Karaoke

Entertaining a karaoke crowd Carmen Edwards delivered a beautiful “For Sentimental Reasons.” 

The club enjoyed some country tunes by Erika Greenwood, Barbie May, David Noble and Wayne Urban.  A mellow tune, “Against the Wind” was sung by Richard Yokomi. Essie Hicks effectively uses hand gestures to emphasize her song of “Love Has No Pride.” 

Engaging the audience to sing along was Ellen Brannigan’s “Beer Barrel Polka.” Anna Le pleased the audience with “Don’t Worry Baby.” 

Bob Barnum sang a captivating “My Sweet Lady.” Mariza Joaquin sang a sweet “Killing Me Softly.” 

With 32 karaoke performers, the happy audience enjoyed the evening applauding their brave friends entertaining them with songs.

Next week, the Karaoke Club will celebrate Halloween with refreshments and some spooky tunes. People are invited to have some fun and wear a costume.

Everyone is welcome to the karaoke parties each Wednesday in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

Those who want to fine-tune a favorite song are invited to attend practice sessions on Mondays upstairs in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m.  

—Margie Thompson, 

Mutual 11

Pinochle Scores

The pinochle scores on Oct. 3 were as follows: Marilyn Allred, first, 13,770; Oscar Moya, second, 12,430; Mary Luongo, third, 11,380; and Don Kramer, fourth, 11,170.

The winners on Oct. 6 were Dolores Cook, first, 13,410; Jeff Perkins, second, 11,450; Marilyn Allred, third, 11,070; and Curt Rogers, fourth, 10,830. 

On Oct. 8, Gayle Colden took first with a score of 11,780, folllowed by Tony Dodero in second, 11,450; Marge Dodero in third, 10,710; and Atonico Zuppanich in fourth, 10,380. 

The winner on Oct. 11 was Marilyn Allred with a score of 15,680. She was followed by Tony Dodero, second, 13,260; Mary Sugargo, third, 12,710; and Ruth Bonnema, fourth, 11,610.

On Oct. 13, Tony Dodero took first with 14,450, followed by Irene Perkins in second with a score of 12,840, then Marilyn Allred in third with 12,830, and Don Walton in fourth with 11,680.

Health & Fitness


The Wa-Rite’s total weight loss for the week was 15.5 pounds. The biggest losers were Virginia Olejnik and Eileen Kotecki, who both lost two pounds. For September, the total loss was 48.5 pounds. The queen was Judy Chambers with a loss of six pounds. Velma Sarna has returned and earned her bachelor’s in weight loss degree. 

The club sang happy birthday to seven of its members for this month. The meeting concluded with keeping the sweet tooth at bay and cutting down on sugar with Halloween just around the corner. 

The weekly weigh-in is on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 8-8:45 a.m. The meeting begins at 9. Everyone must present a GRF ID at the door to join the meeting.

—Carol Chambers


On Oct. 6, Optum Healthcare Center held its annual flu clinic for LW residents with the help of GAF volunteers. Each of the nine time slots had 10 GAF volunteers to guide the line, help fill out the paperwork and provide medical insurance information to receive a flu vaccine. The event turned out well with over 500 residents vaccinated.


Bicycle Club

Last Sunday, 17 members of the LW Bicycle Club rode to the Lake View Cafe in Central Park, Huntington Beach, approximately 25 miles round trip. 

The club meets at 9 a.m. at the North Gate on Sundays (with breakfast), Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for a healthy and fun ride. 

For more information, call Lucy Cyza at (818) 209-5076 or Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266. Helmets and safe shoes are required.

—Mary Romero


Impaired Vision and Hearing

 The Impaired Vision and Hearing Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. 

HICAP representatives will speak about Medicare changes in 2023. LWers with any kind of vision or hearing difficulties are invited to attend. Don’t forget to reserve a seat early on the handicap bus, if needed. 

For more information, call Sharon Kohn at (562) 596-1969.

—Sandy Esslinger


During Emergencies, Every Second Counts

In emergencies, readily available medical and contact information can make a life and death difference when paramedics arrive on the scene. The File of Life, recognized by hospitals, police, and fire departments, provides peace of mind for individuals and their families.

The File of Life sleeve and the medical information form are available for purchase at Copy and Supply Center in Building 5 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the cost of 73 cents, plus eight cents for the medical information form, or they can be ordered through the Purchasing Department and should be updated as needed.

For more information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 345 or ext. 307.


Nurture creativity at Lapidary Club

Learn how to make beautiful silver jewelry, choose designs for a necklace and prepare sterling rings to solder in Paul Polinski’s new class—Introduction to Silversmithing & Soldering Materials and Procedures. Polinski is a LW resident, an accomplished jeweler and the Lapidary Club instructor. 

People can sign up for either Wednesday or Thursday classes that will last six weeks. Wednesday classes began on Oct. 19 and Thursday classes begin on Oct. 20, both from 12:30-3 p.m. A one-time fee of $25 for six classes applies at the time of registration, plus an extra $15-$20 for the silver for each necklace.

To enroll, people can come by the Lapidary room in Clubhouse 4. Each class is limited to four students, so sign up as soon as possible. 

The first class is an introduction to silversmithing, teaching students to prepare a sterling silver chain, choosing a stone, and designing a necklace, and then soldering a pendant on the chain. The finished necklace would make a great holiday gift for a family member or a friend.

In addition, the Lapidary Club will host an open house on Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m.-noon in Clubhouse 4, in the back, by the Credit Union. There is plenty of parking. All of the instructors will be present on both days to answer the questions. 

The Lapidary Club offers lessons on beading, fused glass, lapidary, metalsmithing, silversmithing and faceting. Everyone is welcome to attend and meet the instructors and other club members—some of the friendliest people you’ll meet in Leisure World. 

 —Jan Friedland


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. To cancel a meal for the following day, contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice. 

Thursday, Oct. 20 

Beef picado, Spanish rice, black beans, pineapple with mango, turkey, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, carrot and raisin salad. 

Friday, Oct. 21 

Oven-baked breaded fish with tartar sauce, oven-browned potatoes, peas and carrots, fresh banana, Greek chicken salad with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheeses, vinaigrette dressing and crackers.

Monday, Oct. 24 

Oven-baked chicken mole (leg and thigh), pinto beans, Mexican corn, fresh orange, chicken salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, marinated beet and onion salad.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 

Pork loin with apple berry sauce, creamy noodles, peas and onions, cantaloupe, taco salad with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro, salsa dressing and crackers.

Wednesday, Oct. 26 

Beef Stroganoff, brown rice, zucchini medley, seasoned carrots, mandarin oranges, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, cucumber, red onion and dill salad.


Joyful Line Dance Club meets every Thursday in Clubhouse 6 upstairs from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with multiple leaders. The club appreciates Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada, Anna Derby and Lucia Nakamura, among other leaders, for their continuous involvement and support. Classes are limited to 35 people. Face masks and exercise shoes are strongly recommended. No membership required. For more information, text (562) 301-5339.


Dental Services for Retired Veterans 

For the ninth consecutive year, Dr. Seza Barsamian’s Los Alamitos dental office will offer the annual free dental services for retired veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at 4022 Katella Ave., Ste. 206, Los Alamitos. 

Retired veterans will get their annual dental checkup, X-rays and regular dental  cleaning at no cost.

Call in advance to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barsamian at (562) 596-4439.


SBTV Fitness

The following weekly excercise classes air on SBTV via TWC Spectrum CH3, Frontier Fios CH37 and sbtv3.org/schedule.


5:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga 


6:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

8:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

Noon: Silver Age Yoga


7:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

11 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages


5:30 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages

6 a.m.: Feeling Fit

7:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

Noon: Feeling Fit


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit 


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

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in memoriam

The GAF receives generous donation from late resident

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) would like to thank Marilyn Schatz, who recently passed away, for her generous bequest to the foundation.  Because of this donation, the GAF can continue to give back to residents in the community.

Marilyn moved into Leisure World in 2013. Almost immediately, she started volunteering for the GAF through assisting in the tax program by making appointments over the phone. 

Marilyn was also one of the phone volunteers for the Mobility Aids program. Her journals reflected how much she enjoyed volunteering.  She also loved her dog, Abby.  

Marilyn was born on Aug. 8, 1935, to Arnold Free and Phyllis Mcleary.  She graduated in 1953 from Freemont High School in Los Angeles.  She went on to correspondence school to become a professional secretary. She was also a notary public. Marilyn retired from TRW in 1993.  She continued to live in the South Bay area until moving to Mutual 1 in Leisure World. 

Anna Derby, president of GAF, is in contact with the Mutual 1 president to plan a remembrance of Marilyn, such as a bus bench.  The GAF is very grateful to Marilyn for her philanthropy and her volunteering.  Her memory will live on because of her generosity.

– Linda Johnson,

 Emeritus GAF Board 

American Legion

Pancake breakfast is this Saturday, Oct. 22

The American Legion Post 324 will have its long-awaited pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Clubhouse 2 from 8-10:30 a.m.  

The food will once again  be provided by Fantastic Cafe in Westminster. The menu for the breakfast includes pancakes or biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and a bottomless cup of coffee.

Tickets are $7 per person and may be purchased at the door.  

The Navy Cadets and ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary will help serve. The Post hopes for a large crowd of hungry residents and their family and friends.  

–Sandy Esslinger

Battery recycling program to start

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) will collect dead batteries for recycling on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Clubhouse 2. The service will be provided every quarter to help residents recycle batteries on-site.

Last month, Leisure World’s longtime battery disposal collection service was discontinued after cost increases in pickup and processing made it impractical to continue. 

In 2021, the GAF recycled between 3,000-5,000 pounds of batteries, but the cost of recycling shot up from less than $1 a pound to over $4 a pound. As a result, collection points once supplied by the Golden Rain Foundation for GAF’s convenience are no longer available. 

The new service will accept the following types of batteries:

• Alkaline

• Carbon zinc

• Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) 

• Nickel metal-hydride (NiMH) 

• Lithium ion (Li-Ion) 

• Lithium metal

• Silver oxide

• Button cell batteries and all other dry cell batteries

Basically this includes all household, cell phone and laptop batteries, and small, button-type batteries. People should place each lithium battery in a separate baggie as part of the recycling  requirements. GAF must bag the batteries prior to sending them to the recycler. Recycling batteries is very important to keep waste fees low and keep the planet clean. 

This service is for Leisure World shareholders’ personal household batteries only (no business batteries). 

For more information, call Carl Kennedy at (661) 810-9410.

The Golden Age Foundation has been serving the Leisure World community for over 49 years. The GAF is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization established in 1973 to enhance the quality of Leisure World life. Through the support of volunteers, individuals and organizations the GAF has organized and implemented many programs—hospitality, income tax assistance, loan of mobility aids, document shredding and recycling—that have benefited the community at no cost to shareholders.

—Anna Derby


Board Meeting on Oct. 26

The Golden Age Foundation Board will meet  on Wednesday, Oct. 26,  at 1 p.m. in Conference Room B.

All members of the Golden Age Foundation are welcome to observe the meeting. 

This is a great opportunity to catch up on the latest news and  get a preview of upcoming plans and events.

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

Sunshine Club

Know when a senior needs help

Patty Barnett-Mouton, vice president of the Alzheimer’s’ Orange County, will speak at the Sunshine Club on Friday, Oct. 21, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m. The title of her  speech is “Knowing when an Older Adult Needs Help—Breaking through the Taboo.”

Many older adults are fiercely independent and private about their changing needs. Family and friends might notice areas where they have difficulties or are downright struggling. Join the meeting to discuss how to determine when to say something, what  to say and to whom. 

Barnett-Mouton has served as vice president for Outreach and Advocacy at Alzheimer’s Orange County since 2005. Prior to that, she worked in hospice care for a number of years, and held leadership positions with American Red Cross Blood Services and with divisions of Johnson & Johnson.  

All residents are welcome to join this meeting. The Sunshine Club requires no membership fees, but donations are welcome. Refreshment will be served at the meeting.

The Sunshine  Club began on Jan. 12th, 2012, with a mission of “Building  Bridges for Brighter Leisure World,”and to help all residents to get along in the community and have better communication to get the most out of living in Leisure World.

For more information, fcontact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

SBTV-3 Listings

SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. 

Thursday, Oct. 20

4 pm Korean Community Church 

Chorale/LW Orchestra

4:40 pm  Kennedy Space Center/ LW Lapidary Club

5 pm Duck Pond Reunion

5:50pm  LW Radio Club

6 pm  Life and Times in SB:

The Lawhead Brothers

6:30 pm Velvetones or America’s

  Oldest City

7 pm Studio Cafe

7:30 pm McGaugh Go West 2022

9 pm SB City Limits:

Richard Hastings

10 pm TLR Experience:

the Eagles Tribute

11:50pm Cruise Alaska 

Friday, Oct. 21

4 pm Korean Nights

5 pm Napa Wine Train

5:30 pm Head Master or Aliens Walk Among Us

6 pm Korean Community Church 

Chorale/LW Orchestra

7 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

8 pm Studio Cafe

8:30 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Stone Soul Motown

10:10 pm Neil Diamond Tribute 11:40 pm Velvetones

Saturday, Oct. 22

4 pm  Mystery at the Theater

4:30pm  The Bug Guy

5 pm Jazz Holiday Concert 

with Hank Barto

6:16 pm Cruise Alaska or LW

Lapidary Club

6:30 pm Studio Cafe

7  pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

8 pm LAUSD

Sunday, Oct. 23

4 pm Seal Beach City Council Meeting Oct. 10 Replay

5 pm Napa Wine Train

5:15 pm Kennedy Space Center

5:30 pm LW Radio Club

5:40 pm Cruise Alaska or LW

Lapidary Club

6 pm America’s Oldest City

6:15 pm Korean Community Church 

Chorale/LW Orchestra

7  pm McGaugh Goes West 2022

7:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

8 pm Studio Cafe

9 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Rod Stewart

10:35 pm Korean Nights

11:50 pm Napa Wine Train

Monday, Oct. 24

4 pm Jazz Holiday Concert 

with Hank Barto

5:30 pm Korean Community Church 

Chorale/LW Orchestra

6:30 pm Studio Cafe

7 pm Seal Beach Planning Committee Meeting: LIVE

8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:

Richard Hastings

9 pm TLR Experience:

the Eagles Tribute

10:50 pm Duck Pond Reunion

11:30 pm The Bug Guy

Tuesday, Oct. 25

4 pm Aliens Walk Among Us

4:30 pm Mystery at the Theater

5 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Hail to the King 

7 pm Neil Diamond Tribute

8:30 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Stone Soul Motown

10 pm Ronstadt Revival

11:40 pm  LW Car Show

Wednesday, Oct. 26

4 pm Life and Times in SB:

Lawhead Brothers

5 pm LW FALW Picnic 2022

6 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Live and Let Die, 

Paul McCartney

7:40 pm The Velvetones

8:30 pm McGaugh Go West 

9 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Stone Soul Motown

10:10 pm  Rod Stewart Tribute Band

 11:40 pm Kennedy Space Center

  or America’s Oldest City

*All programming subject to change.

Sunshine Club donates to the GAF to help fund Meals on Wheels LB

The Sunshine Club donated $1,500 to the Golden Age Foundation (GAF) to financially assist residents with Meals on Wheels, Long Beach.

Sunshine Club began on Jan. 12, 2012, with the mission of “Building Bridges for Brighter Leisure World,” by facilitating better communication and understanding between neighbors.

The club requires no membership or registration fees.  With no emphasis on politics or religion, the club is dedicated to harmony and good relations between residents of all backgrounds. 

Beginning 2013 through 2017, the Sunshine Club raised funds through holding rummage sales and other club events.

This year the club took two day trips to the Getty Museum and the Griffith Observatory. The club also hosted the 60th anniversary celebration of Leisure World. These activities helped raise enough funds that the Sunshine Club was able to donate $1,500 to the GAF, which is the club’s designated charity. The GAF will donate the club’s funds to Meals On Wheels Long Beach with  specific designation to LW residents in need.  

Over the last 10 years, the Sunshine Club has contributed $6,820 to the GAF, including its recent $1,500 donation.

During the pandemic in April 2020, the Sunshine Club also donated 400 face masks worth $1,200, when the items were in short supply and high demand. In 2021, the club donated a second bus bench which is located in front of the Recreation Office.  The first bench is in front of the Optum Healthcare Center Pharmacy. Both benches offer comfort to residents while waiting for the bus.

The Sunshine Club meetings attract an average attendance of 45-55 people, sometimes even reaching room maximum capacity. The first meeting hosted 12 residents, who read the  LW Weekly together.  Frequent questions and comments resulted in the club inviting members of the GRF staff to attend and share information to the gathering.

The Sunshine Club continues to grow with different speakers sharing information on various topics. The club has frequent guest speakers from GRF and “outside the wall”  to help residents get the most out of living in Leisure World. Speakers who share health and well-being information, as well as safety issues, receive a very popular response.

The Sunshine Club would like to thank the community and shareholders for their continuous support and attendance at the club meetings, and for their generous donations. 

The club meets in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, every Friday morning from 10 a.m.-noon. The speakers’ presentation begins at 10. All residents are welcome to join.

For more information, text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

American Legion bingo callers Tom Schmitz and Phyllis Pearce are back in Clubhouse 2 and ready for action. This Sunday, Oct. 23, the American Legion will sponsor bingo games. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the first call is at 1:30.  Buy in starts at $5.  Refreshments are for sale and coffee is complimentary.  All proceeds benefit local veterans services. 

Woman’s Club recognizes LW Library

At its recent meeting, Leisure World Woman’s Club Philanthropy Directors, Eileen Dohl and Joyce Craig, presented a check to Heather Kaveney to purchase media for the Leisure World Library .

The Woman’s Club in Leisure World is a nonprofit philanthropic organization with approximately 140 members. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, October through June, in Clubhouse 2 at 1 p.m. Most meetings include not only donations to specially chosen organizations, but also outside professional entertainment followed by refreshments. In addition, special events such as bingo, fundraisers and luncheons are also scheduled throughout the year.

Those interested in learning more about the Leisure World Woman’s Club should contact Kathy Russell at (949) 293-7517. 

-— Beth Greeley

Concerned Shareholders

Learn the importance of a community newspaper Oct. 27

The Concerned Shareholders Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. 

The speaker will be LW Weekly Managing Editor Ruth Osborn, who will give a talk on the purpose of the community newspaper, the policies that govern it and how to best access it.

Everyone is invited to attend.

The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) celebrated club members who had October birthdays at its meeting  on Oct. 9. The multicultural club invites new members to join the group at its next meeting on Nov. 13, to celebrate Thanksgiving. There will be FALW sponsored bingo games this month on Oct. 23 and 30.

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The Leisure World Democratic Club will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9 at 1 p.m.  Members and supporters can join in person or via Zoom. People can call (562) 412-0898 for instructions on how join the meeting via Zoom.

The meeting’s featured  speaker will be Michele Bell, the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate for Superior Court judge. She is the daughter of a Panamanian immigrant. If elected, Bell will become the first Black Latina judge in Orange County. 


Democrats and their supporters can call (562-296) 8521 or email sblwdemocraticclub@gmail.com for assistance in the voting process.   Information will also be available at the Hospitality and Information Booth. This booth will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.  in the parking lot outside Clubhouse 6 until after the election.  Members are invited to also go to youtube.com and search “Oct. 6, 2022 Seniors for Peace Meeting” for information about the candidates seeking election to the Seal Beach City Council in District 5.  

To subscribe to the club’s electronic newsletter, call (562) 296-8521 or email democraticclubsblw@gmail.com. People are asked to include their full name, address, phone number, and party affiliation.  


LWers can bring their papers to be shredded on Nov. 8

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) will host the final shredding event of the year  on Tuesday, Nov. 8,  in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot from 10 a.m.-noon. 

The GAF reminds residents of the following rules in order to have the best shredding service possible:

• Leave documents in an  open paper or plastic bag.  Do not tie the handles.

• Do not arrive earlier than 10 a.m. No one will be there to supervise.

• Residents are asked to drop off their bags and leave. 

• Cardboard boxes will not be accepted; only plastic or paper bags.

• There will be no chairs for people to sit on, and lines will not be allowed to form.

• No magazines or newspapers will be accepted.

• Remove staples and paper clips.

• No electronic devices will be accepted. 

• Contaminated bags will be turned away.

• X-ray scans will not 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 GAF’s main source of income. Donations are welcome. 

For more information about the GAF and its services, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.org, or text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339. 

Republican Club

by David Harlow

LW contributor

The Republican Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 7 p.m.  The Republican Club booth is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. outside Clubhouse 6. 

With election coming up, the LW Republican Club  has created a voting recommendation list for its endorsed candidates: 

•Governor: Brian Dahle

•Lieutenant Governor: Angela Underwood Jacobs 

•Secretary of State: Robert Bernosky

•State Controller: Lanhee Chen

•Treasurer:  Jack Guerrero 

•State Attorney General:  Nathan Hochman 

• State Insurance Commissioner:  Robert Howell 

• State Senator (36th District): Janet Nguyen  

• State Assembly (72nd District):  Diane Dixon

•Chief Justice of California:  Patricia Guerrero 

•U.S. Senator Full Term: Mark P. Meuser 

• U.S. House Represenative (47th District):  Scott Baugh  

•Judicial Judge Superior Court 30:  Peggy Huang 

•Associate Justices: Martin Jenkins  and Joshua P. Groban 

•County Superintendent of Public Instruction: Lance Christensen

•County Superintendent of Schools: Al Mijares

•Los Alamitos School Board Trustee Area 3:  Rona Goldberg 

•Seal Beach City Council District 5: Nathan Steele  

• All state propositions are no.  

For more information, call (562) 335-0779.

Mature Driver Class Offered  on Nov. 12

Residents are invited to attend a free one-day only driving course inside Leisure World on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m.- 4:20 p.m.

Those who want to attend the class must register in advance. Visit the library to sign up for the class, which involves becoming a student with NOCE. Library staff are available to help people become students and get signed up for the class.

 Those who are already registered with NOCE and would like to sign up on their own should use class registration number 50517.

 For more information, call the library at (562) 598-2431.

obituaries, page 12,

Tillie Stiehr

Memorial Service

A memorial service for Tillie Stiehr will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 8:30 a.m.  Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, Seal Beach. 


Margaret A. Ziegler


Margaret Zielger was born on Sept. 12, 1922, in Ogdensburg, New York. She graduated with a degree in music from Bergen College in New Jersey. 

Margaret served two years in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1944-1946 as a photographer’s mate.  In 1947 Margaret married John E. Ziegler, also a New York native. They had four children together. 

Margaret was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and the O.C. Republican Women. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Mayflower Society. 

Margaret passed away on Sept. 24 at the age of 100. She is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held on Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3352 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos. Donations may be made to the Ziegler Memorial Fund at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.


In Memoriam

Wendy Koenig 56

Lloyd Bansmer 90

Michelle Flores 66

James Patey 73

Irene Solis 89

Jesse Koch 76

Louise Mahr 101

Norma Rodriguez 55

Kerry Martin 80

Dale Gray 69

Reyna Guerrero 64

Catherine Swanson 70

Horacio Tovar 55

Richard Kaley 79

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,

(562) 961-9301

—Paid obituary


The obituaries deadline is Friday at 4 p.m., prior to the desired Thursday publication date.  Obituaries that are received later than Friday will go in the following week’s issue.

Email obituary notices to laurieb@lwsb.com with photos attached as jpg files.

The first 250 words, plus one picture, are free to publish in the newspaper; each additional word is 25 cents. 

religion, pages 13-15

First Christian Church

First Christian Church teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors. 

People are welcome to 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.

Message from the Pastor

Scripture says after God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed the breath of life into him, he became a living being. Not a living creature, but a living being, as in human being, unique from the rest of the creatures. God then planted a garden in Eden and made every tree grow that looked good and tasted good. God also planted two unique trees in the garden, the tree of life, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

 Genesis 2:15 reads, “Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.” God supplied man’s needs, then instructed man to tend to the garden. 

The word “tend” means to cultivate, or work the ground. “And the Lord God commanded the man saying, ‘Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die,’” Genesis 2:16-17.

 God gave one command with instructions to follow, and a certain consequence for not following. That is free will. 

God gave man the free will to make choices. Each person makes numerous choices every day, but none more important than the one made to follow the Lord Jesus Christ.

Weekend Services

Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogok at the piano. 

Beverly Sunday will sing a special solo this week.

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

Midweek Studies

Melli Herrera leads the new women’s Bible study on Mondays from 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Pastor Gary Whitlach leads the Bible study held on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Thursday’s Bible study, led by Elder Jack Frost, is held from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Friday’s prayer and Bible study is from 6-7 p.m.

All residents are welcome to attend any of the Bible studies.

Scripture of the Week

“For there is no partiality with God” Romans 2:11 (NASB).


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. For information, call (562) 431-8810 and leave a message. The call will be returned at the earliest opportunity.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services via Zoom with Rabbi Eric Dangott on Friday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m.  Rabbi Dangott will also lead the hybrid service  on Saturday, Oct. 22,  in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom 10 a.m.  

This Shabbat, Congregation Sholom returns to the beginning of Genesis with Bereshit.  Bereishit (In the Beginning), the first parashah in the annual Torah reading cycle, begins with God’s creation of the world. The first people, Adam and Eve, eat from the Tree of Knowledge and are banished from the Garden of Eden. Their elder son Cain kills their younger son Abel, and Cain is destined to a life of wandering.   

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

Congregation Sholom has served Leisure World since 1962.  It offers a traditional Jewish service in person and online and welcomes all residents to join.

Those who want to become a member of Congregation Sholom call Howard Brass at (714) 396-0121 for a membership packet.   

Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet on  Saturday, Nov. 5, with Ven. Kusala in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9:30-11 a.m.  

Donations are welcome and will support Kusala in  his teachings. For more information, go to www.urbandharma.org or call (714) 468-6887.

Faith Christian Assembly

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end is the way of death,” Proverbs 14:12.

Proverbs is a book with so much wisdom to share. Unfortunately, the thing that most often keeps people from reaping the benefits of this wisdom is their propensity to continue walking in their own way. It’s the way that feels natural, which often means that people don’t question whether those actions are actually wise.  

But what happens those supposed harmless actions have consequences? What about when it’s something that has eternal consequences?   

How can people make decisions that seem so right, but have such consequential endings?

The issue that must be examined is the process by which people’s life decisions are being made.  What are the criteria, and where does God factor into decision-making? 

There is a quote that says, “The local church is the hope of the world.” The reason for this hope is that the local church is the place where people  can encounter Jesus. It is the place where people encounter a pastor who, through the word of God, helps people to see the true condition of their hearts. The word of God forces people to look into the mirror and submit under the leadership of a godly, anointed pastor.  

All people  need a pastor who will teach God’s anointed word and knows the congregation. 

“Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up” Ephesians 4:11-12.

Faith Christian Assembly’s Sunday service times are 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with the pre-service prayer at 5 p.m. The church is located at 13820 Seal Beach Blvd. The Wednesday Bible study is held in the main sanctuary at 11 a.m. 

To receive a copy of the church’s free monthly newsletter or to receive more information on the church, contact the office during business hours Tuesday through Friday by calling (562) 598-9010 or emailing contact@fcachurch.net. People can also visit www.FCAchurch.net to learn more or read past newsletters.


Redeemer Lutheran

Join Redeemer Lutheran on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m. as it reflects on theme “the Lord stands by us and gives us strength” from Paul’s second letter to Timothy.  

People can join the  celebration of Scripture and Communion at in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, next to the pool and across from the Administration building where ample parking is provided.  The ushers will greet people at the door and the organist and choir will lift spirits in hymns of praise.

 As part of its ongoing service to the community, Redeemer Lutheran invites all who come to the services to bring a few cans of non-perishable food to distribute to neighbors in need. 

Those who have questions about the service or the work of the  church should call (562) 598-8697.

Assembly of God Hymn Sing

Assembly of God in Leisure World will hold its monthly hymn sing  on Sunday, Oct. 23,  in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby at 6 p.m. There will be time for fellowship following the hymn sing.

All residents are welcome to join.

Community Church

The 60th anniversary party at Community Church continues this Sunday. The church  is celebrating 60 years in the Leisure World community by  looking back at the work of those who built and grew the church.  

There are many residents who have been in Leisure World for decades, but none  have been here since the foundation of the church. Every current member benefits from the labors of those who invested in the church up until now. This may prompt current members of the church or LW resident to ask, “WWhat will my legacy be?” 

Those who are thinking about their legacy,, are invited to join Community Church for worship as it looks at the ways people can be both humbled and exalted throughout their lives and how to leave a legacy for those who will come after. 

As the church looks back on the past 60 years and those who went before who started and created this incredible space to gather, worship and serve in, the church also looks to the future that it is creating right now.  

Those who are new to Leisure World or are looking for a faith community are invited to join Community Church this Sunday, Oct. 23, at 9:50 a.m. All are welcome here.

Entrances to the church may be found both at the front of the church and by the pedestrian gate by the shops. 

The church no longer requires proof of vaccination in the sanctuary; masking is optional. Community Church also offers virtual worship on Zoom and Facebook.  

Those who are in need without another way to address it may call the church office at (562) 431-2503.

LW Baptist

As the salmon answers the call back to its place of origin, so God calls people created in his image back to himself. When Jesus is shared with people, God draws them to his salvation. 

LW Baptist Church will study this theme during its worship service on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. During the service, the choir will sing “Make Me a Channel of Blessing,” and  “The Savior is Waiting to Enter Your Heart.” 

The theme for the Christian Women’s Fellowship group is “Loving God with All Your Mind” on Monday, Oct. 24, at 10 in  Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The Energizer’s group will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, to study Psalm 34 and thank God for answered prayers.

People can call (562) 430-8598 for more information about the church.

Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times: Sunday morning at 10:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; Wednesday morning Bible study at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; the Hymn Sing will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

Sermon for this week:   Rituals provide a framework to life.  The performance of specified actions in community with others provides connection and focus.  

It is by Jesus’s instruction, example and teaching that churches participate in communion and water baptism.  The method and symbols may vary, but the intention is the same. Pastor Chuck Franco will present a sermon titled “The Ordinances of the Church” from Matthew 28:19 and 1 Corinthians 11:26, in the next installment of the series “What is Truth?”   

Although the rituals are familiar, they are solemn and intimate expressions of faith.  Come and be reminded, or discover for the first time, the importance of these rituals in the life of a believer.  

Bible Study:  Assembly of God will begin a new Bible study series on Wednesday, Oct. 26.  This is a perfect time to start a new habit of attending Bible study with others seeking to deepen their knowledge of God’s word.  

Contact: More information can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com.

Those who would like prayer, personal contact from a pastor or a DVD of the Sunday morning sermon can contact pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling (562) 357-4360 or emailing pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com. Carolyn van Aalst is also available to receive prayer requests at (562) 343-8424.

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

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4 with a blessing of animals and prayers for creation service outside the church. Father Joseph Son Nguyen (far right), Pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church, led a beautiful prayer service and blessed the several dogs, cats and a fish. The church enjoyed a barbecue after the prayers.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 9 a.m. This is followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays. Relief Society and Elders Quorum meetings  are 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) 212-8681.



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. SB Business License BRN000.   Exp 1/04/2023


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 1/11/2023


562-596-0559, LW DECOR INC.

Vinyl Plank/Carpeting. Patio Carpet Tile. 40+/Years in LW. License 723262.  Exp 11/16



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 12/21


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/12/2023




Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New-Windows/Patio-Storage and Enclosures.  Exp 11/16

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 12/07


Cory Gee Painting. Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts 714-308-9931. License 1049257.   Exp 11/16


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 11/16


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

Exp 11/30


Painting service for exterior or interior repairs, texture, drywall, cabinets, skylights, gates, frames. Joshua 714-267-6756. Contractor License 1081798.  Exp 11/16



Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior paint,  speciality-finishes, cabinets, murals and MORE! License 1033927.  Exp 1/04/23



CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002.  Exp 11/02


SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B.   Exp 1/04/2023

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194.   Exp 12/07


562-596-0559, Leisure World Decorators. Shutters/Blinds/Shades/Drapes/New Windows.  Exp 11/16

Window Washing

BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093.  Seal Beach Business License  AB0001. Exp 11/09

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



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License BCS0002. Bonded/insured.   Exp 1/04/2023


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 11/23



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003   Exp 11/09


Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425.  Licensed by the state Seal Beach RAZ0002.   Exp 11/30


Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License CAM0006.   Exp 11/16


Anthony Caregivers. Light-Cleaning/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Cooking/Laundry. Anthony Camacho College Student 714-605-6869. SB Business License 14206319.  Exp 11/16


Albert & Patricia Caregiver Services.  Daily Care, Errands/Medication/Doctor-Appointments/Honey-Do-List.  (562)-397-4659,(323)-413-0830  Seal Beach License14206409.  Exp 1/11/2023


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 10/26


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36Years+. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. SB Business License #KC75538.  Exp 11/16


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT, WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING.  CALL PHIL at 562-881-2093.  Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001.  Exp 11/09



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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.   Exp 10/26


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  Seal Beach License RAZ002.  Exp 11/30


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 11/30


MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/Call anytime! Complete-cleaning. Call/562-505-1613. Seal Beach Business License M0001A.  Exp 11/16


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659, (323)-413-0830.  Seal Beach License14206409. Exp 1/11/2023


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001   Exp 11/16


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus-Removal/Internet Security Repair, Training, Wireless and Smart-TV Setup. LW Resident.  SB License FUH0001. Exp 11/30



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.  Exp 10/26


Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124.  Exp 1/04/2023


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 10/26


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB Business License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093.   Exp 11/09

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 12/21



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  Exp 11/02



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call/310-387-2618.   Exp 11/09


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE. Looking to buy Mid-Century Modern-Furniture, Art Deco/French-Furnishings, Unique-Items/Uranium-Glass/Vintage-Hawaiian/ETC.  562-243-7229  Exp 12/07


Computer-Chair, Small Rocker-and-Cushion, Barbeque, 7’6″x5’3″ Throw Carpet, Noritake-China/106-Pieces/Still-in-Box, Like-New Cowboy-Hats, size 7-3/8, Cowboy-Boots sizes 8.5-and-9. Call/562-760-5668.


Neighborhood Carport Sale. Thursday/October-20th and Friday/October-21st. Mutual-15, Carports/4-and-5, 900am-3:00pm Household-Items/Jewelry/Clothes/Vintage-Dollbeds/Curio-Cabinet/Tall-Display-Case/Exercise-Bike/Yarn/Candles/Linens/Miscellaneous-Items. Early-shopping-for-Christmas-Gifts.


Neighborhood Carport Sale. Mutual-11 next to Spectrum Building. 1561-Northwood-Road/Carport-125. Thursday/October-20th/11:00am-3:00pm. Tricycle/Mini-Van/Clothes/MORE-Miscellaneous-Items.


12″ StandUp Paddle Surf Board. $100.00 OBO, call John for details  562-588-1898.


Moving-Sale. 13141 Shawnee Lane/Mutual-11/Apartment-267J. Thursday/October-20th/9:00am-2:00pm. Free white Mikasa dishes. Many nice slightly-worn sweaters, other clothes/etc.


Estate Sale. 13170 Southport Lane, Mutual-7/Apartment-168i. SATURDAY-ONLY/October-22nd/9:00am-3:00pm. ENTIRE household-contents/EVERYTHING-MUST-GO/very-low-prices! 562-596-4888, 310-707-6458, 323-571-7992.


Coins, comic books, miscellaneous items. To make appointment, call between 10:00am-3:00pm-ONLY, 562-594-3975.


Estate Sale. 1371 Pelham Drive, Mutual-6/Apartment-66E. Thursday/October-20th and Friday-October-21st, (9:00am-2:00pm). Contemporary furniture, black dining-table with/four-chairs, large craft/book cabinet, exquisite Bombay dresser, clean full-bed and king-bed, desk, table, executive desk-chairs, large flat-screen television and cabinet and bookcases. Nice full-size two-door refrigerator and stackable washer/dryer unit. Also, new pots and pans, dishes, small kitchen-appliances and kitchenware, vacuums, few tools, golf-clubs/shoes, quality ladies-clothing (size S). View pictures on Nextdoor and Marketplace Facebook under Category Furniture, Orange County. Please call if you are unable to find the website pictures. Glinda Davis 714-943-1818 or Kirk 858-232-3193. Seal Beach license GDD0001 PO Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA


Items-for-Sale. Many hand-tools/portable-CD/radios/patio-folding-chairs/dollies/men-slacks/new-reading-glasses/wall-clocks/pin-boards/kitchenware/portable-hand-radios and MORE! 13680 El Dorado Drive across-CH2. Call for appointment (10/20, 10/21,10/22) 562-386-6070.


Estate Sale. 1730 Tam O’Shanter Road/Mutual-14/Apartment-13E. Thursday/October-20th and Friday/October-21st, (9:00am-3:00pm). TOO-MUCH-to-LIST! Furniture/Lamps/Grandfather-Clock/Pictures/Mirrors/Stereo-with-CDs/Bed-Linens/Clothes/Jewelry/Kitchen-Appliances/Dishes/Bathroom-Linens/Collectibles/Miscellaneous-Items. For entry through Leisure-World main gate, call 949-566-4973.


I specialize in improving strength, balance, posture, flexibility, and mobility • shoulders • back • hips • legs • core muscles. Call Howard • 516-659-3314.  SB Business License 14206682  Exp 11/09