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 May 19 2022

New GRF Executive Director hired

After an extensive search for a new Executive Director for the Golden Rain Foundation, community management professional Jessica Sedgwick has accepted the position. 

She is the first woman to assume the top post in Leisure World’s 60-year history.

She was most recently at the helm of Ontario Ranch, which is ranked No. 1 in the Inland Empire for master-planned communities and No. 7 in the nation.

Ontario Ranch is the largest master-planned community in Southern California, according to Wikipedia.

Ms. Sedgwick graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a minor in Italian from University of California, Los Angeles. 

She holds the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMC) professional designation from Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) and the Association Management Specialist (AMS) professional designation from California Associations Institute (CAI). 

She has qualified to sit for the exam to obtain the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation from CAI, considered the most prestigious designation in the HOA industry.

She is a recent recipient of the Professional Community Management Leadership Award as well as the CAI-Greater Inland Empire Chapter’s 2018 Committee of the Year and 2019 On-Site Manager of the Year awards.

She is currently serving as secretary for the CAI-GRIE Chapter Board, was a former co-chair to the CAI-GRIE Education Committee and is a current sitting member. 

Of her appointment, Ms. Sedgwick stated, “I am honored to be joining the Golden Rain Foundation, Leisure World Seal Beach, and to lead our team of committed leaders, staff and board into our next chapter and build on the good work of those before me. We will continue to elevate the resident experience and quality of life of all those in the community as we move forward into the future.”

“The GRF Board is very pleased to welcome Ms. Sedgwick to our community,” said GRF President Susan Hopewell. “The GRF Board and Leadership Team were fortunate to interview several qualified candidates, and she comes with the highest credentials, great experience and a commitment to keeping LWSB the best place to live.”

The GRF Board and Leadership Team hired a professional recruiter to coordinate the search for an Executive Director. The search yielded a field of 23 serious candidates for the challenging job of providing the GRF Board of Directors with comprehensive guidance, overseeing day-to-day GRF operations, supervising the annual budget, and managing 170 employees in 15 departments among many other tasks. 

Ms. Sedgwick replaces former GRF Executive Director Randy Ankeny, who left his post in December after eight years to pursue other opportunities.

Y Service Club needs volunteers

by Maureen Habel

LW contributor

The Y Service Club has been helping shareholders for 35 years with common, non-professional household tasks residents are no longer able to do. Y Service volunteers will help out with simple tasks—climb a ladder, change a lightbulb, install an A/C filter—that mean the world.

Through its long history in Leisure World, Y Service men and women have helped thousands of people in Leisure World. 

But now in a post-COVID world, the club faces potential dissolution due to lack of new volunteers to carry out its essential mission of neighbor helping neighbor. 

Almost all of the club’s longtime volunteers can no longer serve and, in some cases, need services themselves. In the near future, calls for assistance may go unanswered because there is no one to help. 

Urgent Need for Volunteers

The Y Service Club is appealing to any and all able-bodied shareholders to consider joining in this rewarding work of human kindness. Although the immediate critical need is for those who can physically do some of the common tasks, there are also roles for those who would like to staff the phone bank or serve on the club’s board of directors. 

While the club is associated with the YMCA, a Christian organization, the common denominator for members—regardless of religious beliefs—is the the desire to lend a helping hand. 

Many people still associate the Y Service Club with its popular pancake breakfasts and monster rummage sales. These events, combined with voluntary donations for services rendered, provided funds for Leisure World projects and for local YMCA activities, including after school programs and summer camp experiences. 

Due to the sharp decline in volunteer help, the club has discontinued breakfasts and rummage sales. But, as the name implies, its primary mission is to provide needed services to the Leisure World community. Having Y Service Club volunteers available allows many shareholders to live here safely and independently. To accomplish this, a sufficient number of active volunteers is essential

It’s a Win-Win

Volunteers benefit greatly. According to the National Institutes of Health, many studies show that senior volunteers have less depression, better self-reported health, fewer functional limitations and lower mortality. Volunteering increases social, physical and cognitive activity, leading to improved functioning, which in turn may be associated with reducing dementia risk.  

The tasks that club members do are simple but greatly appreciated—hanging small pictures, moving small pieces of furniture, taking out trash, retrieving decorations from storage. 

What It Takes

Y Service Club volunteers wear bright yellow vests as they go about their work in the community. An average “job” usually takes just a few minutes, not counting visiting and getting-to-know-you time. Just a few hours a month is the typical commitment a volunteer makes. Current volunteers provide on-the-job training. 

The Next Step

To some extent, everyone has experienced the psychological impact of two years of COVID lockdown. 

“It’s time to get moving forward and what better way than to help your own health by helping your neighbors,” said Y Service President Dianne Hart.

 Nick Massetti agrees: “Volunteers are rewarded with the smiles and good feelings that come from spending a few moments of their day a few times a month with an ever-so-grateful neighbor who now has a new bulb to light their room or a clean filter to cool their day.

Volunteer Mike Turis finds it “a great way to give back to our community and to brighten up someone’s day. I heard this a long time ago: You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give. Come out, join the Y Service Volunteers, and make a life.”

The Y Service Club is so much more than just a social club. “Membership offers an opportunity to make numerous long-lasting friendships,” said President Hart. “It offers the opportunity to give back in your community in so many little ways by helping someone that may be less fortunate than you. Please consider joining our club. The opportunities and rewards are endless.” 

To get involved, call Hart at (714) 955-2885 or attend one of the club’s monthly meetings. The next meeting is on Wednesday, June 15, starting at 8 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. 

Everyone can be a positive influence

No one gets out of this life alive.

So leave a footprint of your choice.

You are writing your epitaph.

You are writing it now!

Life is a process, not a goal.

Live it now, or you will miss it!

We have time to spend 

and no time to waste.

—Dr. Charles Franklin, Ph.D.

In his 2014 commencement speech, former Navy SEAL Adm. William H. McRaven offered 10 lessons to the University of Texas at Austin graduating class. Through the years, the impact of that speech has rippled out into the universe, sending the hopeful message that everyone, no matter their age or gender, has daily opportunities to have a positive impact in the lives of others, which helps foster a kinder and more peaceful world.

The speech has been seen more than 16 million times. 

And it is memorable.

McRaven uses mini illustrations like making beds, paddling pals, sugar 

sharks and drills. Each metaphor carries at its core an important life lesson—shining in the dark, singing in the mud and ringing your bell.

The speech is titled “What Starts Here Changes the World.”  To see the video of his speech, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxBQLFLei70 or just google “Admiral McRaven.”

As the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, Adm. McRaven led a force of 69,000 men and women and was responsible for conducting counter-terrorism operations worldwide. He is a recognized national authority on U.S. foreign policy and once advised presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. 

Several LW residents recently sent the link to the LW Weekly office as a reminder to stay positive despite chilling world events. 

GRF Director Janet Isom was one of them, saying that the speech  reminded her of “how resilient we are, as a world, as a nation and as individuals, even in the face of incredible trials and tribulations we never could have envisioned. 

“Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. As recent examples clearly show, the war in the Ukraine and the war against COVID demonstrates the incredible resiliency of humans,” she said. 

Everyone can make a positive difference in their own way. 

LWers can take such simple steps as smiling, waving and checking   on their neighbors. People can reach out out to someone who is lonely with such simple gifts as reading aloud to them or watching TV together. Or give the gift of a listening ear. People love to tell their stories. Being kind and thoughtful can lift others.

These are basic things that can leave an imprint  and offer priceless moments to connect. Giving always rebounds to the giver.

Leisure World is rich in steadfast volunteers who serve the community. GRF and Mutual directors give endless hours of service to make this place a secure oasis for residents. Volunteers with the Golden Age Foundation, the Friends of the LW Library, the Y Service Club, Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club with their free cart service days and many others make this a special place. 

The LW Weekly invites you to recognize those special volunteers in your life. Send volunteers’ names, Mutual numbers, and a brief description of how they serve to rutho_news@lwsb.com. LW’s volunteers will be recognized in an upcoming issue. For more information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 388.

GAF Volunteer Opportunities

The Golden Age Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a volunteer board of directors whose mission is to make Leisure World a better place to live. It is dependent on volunteers to carry out the following programs.

Hospitality Center

The Hospitality Center is open weekdays from 9-11 a.m. in Clubhouse 6. Volunteers work three-hour shifts making and serving coffee, among other duties. Hospitality volunteers are friendly people who love to meet and serve others.

Income Tax Program

The Income Tax program is active from January to mid-April. Trained volunteers work a half-day on one or more days a week making appointments for service, meeting and greeting people,  and preparing tax returns.  

Mobility Aids Program

Volunteers help shareholders borrow free walkers and wheelchairs owned by the Golden Age Foundation. People staff the call center from home, answering phone messages and returning shareholders’ calls. Volunteers also staff an office from 9-11 a.m.  every weekday when shareholders come to borrow and return mobility aids. Most volunteers commit to 1-2 hours a week. Some volunteers go out to apartments to pick up mobility aids that are no longer needed; a current driver’s license and mobility are required for this specific job.

Golden Age Foundation Board of Directors

The GAF is always looking for dynamic people who like to work with others to plan and manage the GAF’s many programs. The best way to start learning about this volunteer role is to attend a monthly board meeting, held on the fourth Wednesday of each month on the second floor of the Administration Building. 

Document Shredding

Volunteers oversee document-shredding events that are held quarterly.

Battery Recycling

Volunteers retrieve spent batteries from a collection barrel at the Copy and Supply Center in Building 5.   

For more information on any of these programs, go to www.goldenagefdn.org or leave message at (562) 431-9589. 

—Anna Derby, GAF president

Mutuals vie for voter turnout trophy

The Mutual with the highest voter turnout will win this year’s coveted “Most Member Participation—Mutual Election”  trophy. It will be presented to the president of the winning Mutual at the Presidents’ Council meeting on July 7 at 9 a.m. 

Last year Mutual 14 won with 73% voter turnout.   

Mutuals require a quorum to validate their elections. If a shareholder has not decided on a candidate by election day, he or she can check the “quorum only” box on the ballot so it can be counted only to help achieve a quorum at the annual meeting. 

Shareholders are encouraged to meet the candidates at various events being held throughout LW to determine how to vote, and then mail in their ballots. 

Vote for a chance to win Ralphs card

LW shareholders in even-numbered Mutuals who cast votes for their GRF directors in the 2022 election are eligible for an opportunity drawing for $50 Ralphs gift cards.

The drawing is sponsored by the GRF Board of Directors as an incentive for residents to participate in community government. 

Shareholders from even-numbered Mutuals will be automatically entered into the drawing if they vote. Gift card winners will be announced at the GRF annual meeting on June 14 at 2 p.m.

Based on the number of units, each Mutual will have one or more raffle winners, as follows: Mutual 2, 864 units for nine winners; Mutual 4, 396 units, four winners; Mutual 6, 408 units, five winners; Mutual 8, 348 units, four winners; Mutual 10, 276 units, three winners; Mutual 12, 452 units, five winners; Mutual 14,  328 units, four winners; Mutual 16, 60 units, one winner.

Current GRF Director households are not eligible.

GRF elections are held every two years—odd-numbered Mutuals hold elections during odd-numbered years, and even-numbered Mutuals during even-numbered years.

Save Our Beach Clean-up

Save Our Beach conducts a monthly beach clean-up on the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon at the beach parking lot at the end of 1st Street in Seal Beach. The next clean-up is Saturday, May 21. 

Parking in the 1st Street Beach lot is free during the clean-up. Check in at the blue canopy on the grass to receive a parking pass (required). Pre-registration will speed up the check-in process. Each adult participant must register separately.    

Clean-ups happen rain or shine. For more information, contact (562) 884-1706 or stevemasoner@outlook.com.

OC Registrar has mailed ballots

On May 9, the Orange County Registrar’s Office began mailing ballots to all Orange County registered voters for the upcoming June 7 Statewide Direct Primary Election. To learn about voting options, visit ocvote.gov/voting.

SB Library Senior Get-Together

The Seal Beach Library, part of OC Public Libraries, will host a Senior Get-Together from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at Eisenhower Park, Ocean Avenue and Main Street in downtown Seal Beach. Everyone is welcome for a morning of garden-themed crafts, giveaways, trivia prizes and food demonstrations. The mobile OC Public Library will be there in celebration of Older Americans Month.

For more information, call the Seal Beach Library at (562) 431-3585.

Bike Safety Month—Seal Beach Police Department

May is National Bicycle Safety Month, and the Seal Beach Police Department (SBPD) reminds drivers to follow the speed limit and look out for people on bike rides. 

“The days are longer, and the weather is pleasant, making for ideal conditions to go on a bike ride,” Chief of Police Philip L. Gonshak said. “Drivers, please share the road so we may all get places safely.”

To help keep people biking or walking safe, the SBPD will conduct traffic safety operations all month long focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors. They include speeding, making illegal turns, failure to yield to bicyclists or pedestrians and stop sign/red light running.

Safety tips for drivers include:

• Slow down and follow the speed limit. Be careful traveling through intersections.

• Look carefully for bicyclists and pedestrians before making a turn or opening a car door near streets or bike paths.

• Be patient when traveling behind a bicyclist. Maintain at minimum three feet of space when passing or overtaking a bicyclist.

• Never drive distracted or impaired.

Safety tips for bike riders include:

• Use lights at night (at minimum, a front white light and rear red reflector).

• Although not required for riders 18 and older, always wear a properly secured helmet. Helmets significantly reduce the chance of a head injury in the event of a crash

• Bicyclists must travel in the same direction of traffic and have the same requirements as any slow-moving vehicle.

• Yield to pedestrians, just as a driver would. Pedestrians have the right-of-way within marked crosswalks or within unmarked crosswalks at intersections.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

For more information about bike safety, visit SBPD on social media @sealbeachpolice.

Fax Service

The LW Library offers fax service for $1 per page to send a fax domestically, $3 per page to send a fax internationally and 50 cents per page to receive a fax.

To receive a fax via the library, residents should ask the sender to include his or her name and phone number on the fax and provide the sender with the library’s fax number, (562) 431-4143.

The library is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Faxes are not sent past 3:15 p.m. to allow time for closing procedures. Faxes can be received by the machine 24 hours a day, seven days a week but only picked up during regular hours of operation.

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


Honoring LW Centenarians—Bea Roth

This is one story in an occasional series profiling some of LW’s most long-lived residents, those who have reached the enviable age of 100 years or more. The series is running in connection with the Golden Age Foundation centenarian event held April 20. In most cases, a family member or friend has written the stories. 

by Abby Abrams 

special to the LW Weekly

In May 1922, Bea Roth was the first of four children born to Isidor and Frieda Aderman, who had just immigrated to the U.S. Their genetics are strong, as two of her younger sisters are still alive and kicking at 98 and 93 years old. She had a brother who passed away in 1994.  

Her parents settled in Brooklyn, New York, where Bea grew up and spent most of her life. Her parents owned a candy store, which sold newspapers, toys, cigars, cigarettes and everything in between. A highlight was the ice cream sodas from their full-service soda fountain.  

The whole family worked to maintain the business. Being the eldest, much of the responsibility fell onto Bea’s young shoulders. This is probably where Bea learned to be the social person that she became. Education was always very important to her family, and all of the children were encouraged to go as far as they could academically.

During World War II, Bea worked full-time as a secretary for the War Department while going to college at night. She earned both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in sociology from Brooklyn College. 

In 1951, Bea married Ted Roth, a wonderful man who treated her like a queen from the moment he met her until the day he died in 1994. 

They were happily married for 43 years. They lived in Brooklyn and raised three very devoted children, Roberta, Michael and Abby. 

When her youngest child was starting school, Bea realized that it was time to go back to work. She took a leap of faith, went back to school and became a teacher.   

She was a beloved elementary teacher for 20 years and made a significant impact on all those children lucky enough to find themselves in her classroom.  

After retirement, Bea and Ted spent the next years enjoying time with friends and family and traveling throughout the country. 

In 2002, a few years after the death of her husband and after much nagging and cajoling from her two younger children, Bea moved to Leisure World in sunny, warm SoCal.

Bea moved to Leisure World to be closer to her children and, more importantly, to her grandchildren, Adam, Tara and Gabriel. 

Anyone who knows Bea knows that after a few minutes of conversation, her eyes will begin to sparkle as she says “Did I tell you about . . .”

There is always a great joke at the end of the sentence, and then maybe a few more jokes for good measure. 

People know where Bea is because there’s usually a group laughing hysterically around her. If a great sense of humor and making people happy are considered good medicine, Bea will live forever.

Bea loves the education program provided by OLLI at California State University, Long Beach. She has been taking classes there for over 18 years. Favorites include Short Story Discussion, Geopolitics and Current Events.

Bea loves keeping up with the news, local, international and political. She has volunteered at the Leisure World Health Care Center and enjoyed many years of exercise classes. She is still a vocal member of the Democratic Club and has belonged to several other clubs and organizations over the years.  

Bea is very adventurous. Well into her late 80s, she enjoyed whitewater rafting in Colorado and Alaska, zip-lining in Hawaii, dog sledding on Mendenhall glacier, riding helicopters and sea planes and traveling to Russia and Europe.

She loves being a part of the Leisure World community. She is well versed in what is going on and has strong opinions about all of it. 

She is a voracious reader and loves books of all kinds, particularly fiction and biographies.

As with everyone, COVID-19 has seriously affected her social calendar, but she makes sure to regularly keep up by phone with all of her friends, both on the West Coast and the East Coast. 

Once a friend of Bea’s, always a friend of Bea’s. Isn’t that a lovely way to go through life? 

Bea is often asked why she feels she has been able to reach such an advanced age. People want to know what her secret is. Bea always answers this question the same way: “There’s no secret; I just didn’t die yet.” 

Many people attribute her longevity to her positive attitude, inquisitive nature and grit. Bea is beloved by many, especially her family, smart and sharp as ever, outrageously funny and one of the most caring people you’ll ever meet. Everyone should be lucky enough to have this said about them.

The world has changed dramatically in Bea’s lifetime. She has lived through the Depression and several wars. She always kept up and adjusted to the dramatic changes that were going on in women’s rights, civil rights, cultural changes and all the major advances in technology. It’s been quite a ride so far. She hopes to live long enough to see “how things work out with climate change resolution and the future of the world.”

She is looking forward to continuing spending time with her family and friends and enjoying all of the pleasures that life continues to offer.

Letter to the Editor


It remains unclear to me what we are supposed to do with light bulbs. There are many types: fluorescent, CFLs, incandescent, spotlights, LEDs and probably more.

I know CFLs need special toxic waste handling, so is there somewhere in LW we can take them? What about the others? Could someone please clarify? 

When bulbs break, they are clearly a safety hazard. 

Knowing how to dispose of the different types safely would be very helpful.

Pat Kruger

Mutual 9

Editor’s note: Spent light bulbs can be dropped off for disposal at the Copy and Supply Center in Building 5 during business hours.

Remember When

The Leisure World Historical Society, a 501(c)3 educational foundation, provides this weekly column. The Historical Society is open every Thursday from 2-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, log on to LWHistory.org or SealBeachLeisureWorldHistory.org.

May 19, 1977—The Golden Age Foundation’s first spring banquet drew a full house. Special awards were presented to those who made outstanding contributions to the community.

May 20, 1970–—“Steam Plant to Construct Storage Tanks” headlined a story about the addition of two storage tanks at the Haynes Power Plant because of a fuel-gas shortage. Those storage units have since been dismantled.

May 21, 1970—The newest item in the Southland Home and Garden Show at the Anaheim Convention Center was “space age cooking.” The radar range, known today as a microwave oven,  cut cooking time by 75% and lessened kitchen clean-up.

May 21, 1981—A well-fed red fox was pictured in LW, probably from the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station’s nature preserve. They were once a fairly common sight here. 

May 23, 1968-—GRF Service Maintenance buildings were going up at the southwest end of Golden Rain Road, the site of today’s Purchasing Department.

May 25, 1978—The original blood pressure testing machine used in the Health Care Center was given to residents by the Golden Age Foundation at a dinner. A blood pressure testing machine has been available ever since through the efforts of the GAF. 


GRF BOD Monthly Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, May 24, 10 a.m.

Clubhouse 4 and via Livestream 

To view the live GRF Board meeting, go to www.lwsb.com. 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) Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update 

5) Shareholder/Member Comments 

6) Consent Calendar

a) Committee/Board meetings for the Month of April 

i) Minutes of the Recreation Committee Meeting, April 4

ii) Minutes of the Physical Property Committee Meeting, April 6

iii) Minutes of the GRF Administration Committee Meeting, April 7

iv) Minutes of the Communication/IT Committee Meeting, April 14

v) Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting, April 18

b) GRF Board of Directors Minutes, April 26

c) GRF Board Report, dated May 24

d) Acceptance of the Interim Financial Statements for the Month of April

7) Ad Hoc Reports

a) Governing Document Ad Hoc Committee—Discussion

b) Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee—Discussion

c) Website Ad Hoc Committee—Discussion

d) Bulk Cable Ad Hoc Committee—Discussion

8) New Business

a) General

i) Approve Vacation Policy

b) GRF Administration

i) FINAL VOTE: Amend 30-5093-1, Authorized Resident Rules of Conduct

c) Finance Committee

i) Change in Funding Source—GRF Electric Vehicles

ii) FINAL VOTE: Amend 40-5061-2, Fees

d) Mutual Administration Committee

i) TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 50-6101-5, Planning Ahead for My Family

e) Physical Property Committee

i) Reserve Funding Approval—Clubhouse 6—HVAC 

ii) Reserve Funding Approval—Trust Street Repairs

iii) Capital Funding Approval—Pit Stop Facility—Electrical Outlets

iv) Reserve Funding Approval—Clubhouse 1 Pool Room Replacements

v) Reserve Funding Approval—Plotter Printer/Scanner

vi) Approve Waste and Recycling Services Contract

f) Recreation Committee

i) FINAL VOTE: Amend Policy 70-2504-2, The Library Fees

g) Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

i) Approve Donation for Wheelchair Lift for New Buses

ii) FINAL VOTE: Amend 80-1937-1, Parking Rules

9) Board Member Comments

10) Next Meeting

 July 26, Clubhouse 4/Virtual

11) Adjournment

GRF Meetings Disclosure

Mailing Your GRF Ballot

For the ballot to be counted, the election inspectors must receive it on or before noon on June 3. You may also bring a sealed ballot to Clubhouse 4 between 9-10 a.m. on June 7. The polls will close at 10 a.m. to begin the counting process.

Observing GRF Ballot 


The ballot counting will be conducted at the GRF Board of Directors meeting on June 7 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. GRF members are welcome to observe the counting process.

Attending the GRF Annual 


All newly elected directors will be installed at the GRF annual meeting on June 14 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

List of Candidates for 2022-2023 GRF Board of Directors

Mutual 2

Susan H. Jacquelin 

Valerie Kornahrens

Teri Nugent 

Paula Snowden—incumbent 

Mutual 4

Marsha Gerber—incumbent

Mutual 6

Susan Hopewell—incumbent

Mutual 8 

Camille K. Thompson 

Mutual 10 

Carol A. Levine—incumbent 

Mutual 12 

Carole S. Damoci—incumbent 

Mutual 14 

Lee Melody—incumbent

LWers are Encouraged to Participate in the Voting Process

The 2022 annual meeting season begins May 17. The fever-pitch of activity will continue for the next six weeks as all 16 Mutuals and the Golden Rain Foundation host their annual meetings. The annual meeting and election season begins in January and concludes at the end of June. There are often many questions about this time of the year and why these activities are important.

Election Specialist Ripa Barua answers some frequently asked questions.

What is an annual meeting and how is it different from a regular board meeting?

The Mutual corporations and the GRF are required to have annual meetings in order to report to the membership their activities during the past year. Directors read reports concerning finances, infrastructure, accomplishments and goals for the future. 

An annual meeting is similar to a State of the Union speech, as directors are limited to presenting reports whereas business is conducted at board meetings.

Who can attend annual meetings?

Shareholders/owners are encouraged to attend their Mutual’s annual meeting (see the schedule). 

All GRF members are encouraged to attend the GRF annual meeting on June 14 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Are the elections and annual meetings held on the same day?

The ballot counting for each Mutual’s election will be conducted at its annual meeting. The ballot counting for the GRF election will be conducted at a special GRF Board meeting on June 7 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4, one week before the GRF annual meeting.

How often are elections conducted?

Most Mutual boards of directors are elected annually. The GRF has elections every year but elects directors from even-numbered Mutuals in even-numbered years and directors from odd-numbered Mutuals in odd-numbered years.

How many ballots will I receive?

Depending on your Mutual, you may receive one or two ballots. Shareholders in Mutuals 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 are scheduled to receive two different ballots: a yellow ballot to elect your Mutual board of directors and a blue ballot to elect your GRF director(s). 

Shareholders in Mutuals 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17 are scheduled to receive one Mutual ballot. 

Should I separate the voting  portion of the ballot before mailing it in the envelope provided? 

No, return the full legal-sized ballot in the envelopes provided.

Has my ballot been mailed?

Check the election schedule (on page 5) to see when the Mutual ballots were mailed. 

The GRF ballots were mailed May 5.

There are three people who live in my unit; do we each receive a ballot?

One ballot is mailed to each unit on file. The unit represents one share of stock/voting power. Per Mutual bylaws, if there are multiple owners of one membership (unit) in the corporation, despite the multiplicity of owners, they shall jointly have only one vote.

Can I use a proxy or designate someone to vote on my behalf?

Proxies are not permissible in GRF elections, but depending on your Mutual’s election policy, proxies may be used in Mutual elections. To ensure the ballot’s integrity, ballot envelopes must be signed by the shareholder member connected to that household.

Are write-in candidates permitted?

Foundation bylaws do not permit write-in candidates for GRF directors. There is a space  on most Mutual ballots for write-in candidates. However, for the vote to be properly cast for the write-in candidate, that candidate must be nominated at the annual meeting (called “nominated from the floor”) and must be present to accept the nomination.

My mail is forwarded to a post office box or an address outside the community. Will my ballot be forwarded to me?

No. As the voting rights are tied to the unit, ballots are all mailed to the units. A replacement ballot can be mailed to you at the address of your choice. Call Accurate Voting Services at (833) 861-6352 to request a replacement ballot.

 The candidates on my ballot are running unopposed; why should I vote?

Your participation in the election process is critical for the operation of this community. Additionally, the return of your properly cast ballot ensures that your Mutual will obtain the necessary number of votes to produce the annual meeting and counting of ballots.

I don’t know the candidates running for my Mutual  board of directors; why should I vote? 

Read the candidate Statement of Qualifications (often referred to as a resume or biography) included with the ballot for information. Ask candidates questions on topics that are important to you. Attend meet-the-candidates events. Ask your friends and neighbors for their opinion. If you decide you still do not want to cast your votes for any of the Mutual candidates, you are still strongly encouraged to vote by checking the box labeled abstain from voting—ballot counted for quorum only portion of the ballot. This lets you participate in the election process by returning a properly cast ballot.

I’ve heard a quorum is necessary before the ballots can be counted. What is a quorum? 

A quorum is the minimum number of members that must be present to make Mutual annual meeting proceedings valid. In the case of elections, your participation  in  the  voting  process,  i.e., your properly cast ballot, counts as your attendance. A quorum of at least one-third for some Mutuals, plus one for some of the Mutual corporation membership is required before the Mutual ballots can be counted.

I lost my ballot or can’t remember if I mailed my ballot. What do I do?

Call Accurate Voting Services at (833) 861-6352 to have a replacement ballot mailed to you or to confirm your ballot was received.

Where do I mail the ballot?

The yellow and blue mailing envelopes are postage-paid and pre-addressed to the Inspector of Elections, Accurate Voting Services Inc., P.O. Box 6117, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-6117. Drop the ballot in a U.S. mailbox as soon as possible. Your ballot must be received before noon on the business day BEFORE the annual meeting. You may also hand deliver your ballot to Clubhouse 4 on the day of the annual meeting. See instructions on your ballot for further information. 

Don’t forget to sign the outside return envelope.

I still have questions about annual meetings and elections. Who can help me?

Contact Rosie Estrada, Stock Transfer Assistant Manager, at (562) 431-6586, ext. 346, or Ripa Barua, Election Specialist, at ripab@lwsb.com for assistance.

Community Guide White Pages

Resident names and phone numbers are not automatically placed in the LW Community Guide’s White Pages. To be included, shareholders may submit their information to LW Weekly by filling out the form on page 55 in the 2021 edition of the Community Guide and returning it to the LW Weekly office or by emailing pattym@lwsb.com. 

Those whose information has changed since the 2021 edition of the White Pages may also submit new information via email.

Resident names are deleted from the White Pages by request or after LW Weekly receives a report of sale and escrow closing from the Stock Transfer Office. Anyone who moves within LW may be deleted unless a form with the new address is submitted to LW Weekly.

Family Radio Service Users

The Radio Club provides an opportunity for a Family Radio Service (FRS) practice drill every Wednesday morning. Anyone who has an FRS radio is invited to participate. The call-in time is from 9:30-9:45 a.m. on Channel 13/0. 

Be sure to wait until the radio is clear, then press the side button before stating your first name, last name initial and Mutual number. Release when finished.

For more information  contact Leisure World Radio Club President Frank Van Dornis at qsk1032Frank@yahoo.com, or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 409, to leave a message.

Comments/Questions at Meetings

The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the board. (Civ. Code §4925(b).) Time limits per speaker are four minutes per speaker for 15 or fewer speakers; three minutes per speaker for 16-25 speakers; and two minutes per speaker, more than 26 speakers

To address the GRF Board of Directors, submit your request to the GRF Board Office, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA 90740, Attention: Executive Coordinator, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting. You may also drop off your question/comment at the Stock Transfer Office, Attention: Executive Coordinator, or email your question/comment to grfboardaction@lwsb.com.

Community, pages 7, 10-12, 22

Pick up authentic Mediterranean food at the SB Farmers Market

Brothers Products is a new booth at the Seal Beach Farmers Market that carries fresh and traditional Mediterranean products. Among the many yogurt flavors (lebnehs) Brothers carries are raspberry, coconut, chocolate and mango.

They are famous for their  “kitchen sink”  dip as well as their hummus, avocado and vegan spreads.

Brothers also sells tzatziki (cucumber),tabouli, pickled beets, turnips, and several types of baklava and olive oil. People can also buy regular and organic pita and falafel chips. All products at Brothers are $5 each, or five products for $20. These are great food items that are hard to find anywhere else.

The Seal Beach Farmers Market is held at the Seal Beach Village at the intersection of Seal Beach and Westminster boulevards every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There is plenty of parking near Carl’s Jr. and the Dollar Tree.

–Ellen Brannigan

Celebrate LW’s 60th anniversary with The Emperors

The Sunshine Club invites residents to celebrate Leisure World’s 60th anniversary at its dinner and dance party on Friday, June 24, in Clubhouse 2 at 5 p.m. People will dance to ’60s and ’70s music by The Emperors and enjoy an Asian-tropical buffet dinner that will be served at 5:30 p.m. 

This will be the only official event for the 60th anniversary. GRF is sponsoring the Emperors, a classic rock band that is also celebrating its 60th anniversary. The band has been a favorite in the Long Beach/Orange County area since it started, when the members were in high school.

Tickets are $25 per person, and seats are limited. The event is open to all residents.

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. People can purchase tickets at the Sunshine Club’s meetings on Fridays either before or after the speaker’s presentation in  Clubhouse 3, Room 2, between 10 a.m.-noon. 

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

English Conversation Class

Those who are interested in learning or polishing their language skills can attend an English conversation class on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

Currently, students from Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea are enrolled. The class material is usually from the LW Weekly. During the class, students discuss newspaper articles and learn new vocabulary, phrases, expressions, etc. The instructor suggests certain topics for essay writing practice and helps students evaluate their writing skills.

Basic English language skills is the minimum requirement for enrollment. There is no membership fee to join.

Shop for treasures at M7’s swap meet

Residents, family and guests are invited to Mutual 7’s spring cleaning swap meet today, May 19, at the north end of Central Park (Northwood Road, approximately 375 yards west of St. Andrews, between buildings 164 and 165) from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. People will have a firsthand look at the many treasures and bargains from their neighbors. There’s something for everyone at this Mutual-wide event.

For more information, call Mutual 7 resident Irv Hart at (562) 296-5619.

Impaired Vision and Hearing Club

The Impaired Vision and Hearing Club will  meet on Tuesday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. in Cluhouse 3, Room 1. Leisure World Transportation Manager Grant Wilford will be the club’s guest speaker.  There have been several changes to the bus system, so it is important for members to attend.  

People are reminded to make a reservation for the handicapped bus before the meeting.  

Filipino Association of Leisure World

The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) met on May 8 to celebrate members’ May birthdays and make a few announcements. 

The annual veterans (and family) picnic will be held on Saturday, July 2, at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area at 11:30 a.m. All veterans who plan to attend must preregister by providing their military service branch and number of guests coming to the picnic by June 25. The Hui O Hula dancers will provide entertainment. People can  RSVP to Eileen Merritt at (562) 486-1252, Essee Hicks at (714) 488-6149, or Jane Haass at (714) 432-9689. 

The next FALW Bingo will be held on Friday, May 29. Members in Group Two will assist in facilitating the  bingo event and provide food for the next meeting on June 12 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 2:30 p.m.   

Tickets for the annual luau are now available for $30.  They  can be purchased from club members or any officer whose names and numbers are listed in this article. 


The following is the security report from April. It has been edited for clarity and length.


April 3, 12:21 p.m., Mutual 9

An unknown person removed an electric bicycle from the porch of a resident.

April 11, 10:15 a.m., Mutual 10

An unknown person removed property belonging to a landscaping vendor.

April 14, 10:33 a.m., Mutual 12

A resident reported someone removed her bottle of wine from her dining table.

April 21, 12:48 p.m., Mutual 7

An unknown person removed a resident’s dolly from the porch.

April 27, 12:59 p.m., Mutual 12

An unknown person removed a grocery cart from the carport.

April 29, 5:42 p.m., Mutual 9

An unknown person removed cactus plants from the common area.

April 30, 9:48 a.m., Mutual 5

A person with legal authority stated items were missing from her deceased mother’s unit.


April 14, 9:30 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident stated someone punctured his bicycle tire.

April 15, 12:04 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident found his vehicle’s window broken. The incident possibly occurred in the four days the vehicle was not driven.

April 16, 9 p.m., Mutual 14

Ongoing dispute between a resident who stated another resident vandalized her property.

April 21, 1:57 p.m., Mutual 4

An unknown person threw trash onto a resident’s porch.


April 9, 11:23 p.m., Mutual 12

A resident complained of a barking dog coming from a neighboring unit. No noise was detected at the scene.

April 11, 1:18 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident was walking a dog without a leash. Owner was advised of leash rules and complied.

April 13, 12:45 p.m., Mutual 8

A resident’s dog bit a GRF worker.

April 23, 4:26 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident stated a dog was  barking in a neighboring unit.  No noise was detected at the scene.

April 27, 7:05 p.m., Mutual 12

A resident reported another resident walking an angry dog with a 20 foot leash. No injuries were reported.


April 8, 6:08 a.m., Golden Rain Road.

A vehicle struck the fence. SBPD called to begin investigation.

April 18, 2:29 p.m., Mutual 1

A vehicle struck a pole in the carport.

April 24, 4:15 p.m., 13421 S. Fairfield Lane

A vehicle struck another vehicle from behind. The second vehicle then struck a third vehicle.  No injuries were reported.

April 26, 12:45 p.m., Mutual 14/Building 16

A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle.


April 6, 10:09 p.m., Mutual 17

A resident complained of noise coming from a neighboring unit. No noise was detected.

April 7, 9:55 p.m., Mutual 3

A resident complained of ongoing noise in neighboring unit. No noise was detected.

April 8, 5:33 p.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing neighbor dispute regarding noise. No noise was detected. 

April 8, 4:48 p.m., Mutual 10

Ongoing resident complaint of people making noise around her unit. No noise was detected.

April 10, 1:34 a.m., Mutual 6

Ongoing neighbor dispute regarding noise. Occupants were advised to reduce the volume.

April 13, 9:30 a.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing noise complaint regarding banging on the wall. No noise was detected.

April 16, 11:15 p.m., Mutual 6

Ongoing resident complaint of noise coming from a neighboring unit. No noise was detected.

April 17, 10:15 p.m., Mutual 17

A resident complained of noise coming  from a neighboring unit. No noise was detected.

April 22, 11:36 p.m., Mutual 9

A resident complained about party noise in a neighboring unit. Neighbor complied with reducing the volume of the party

April 26, 6:53 a.m., Mutual 3

A resident complained of hearing yelling outside. No noise was detected.

April 27, 5:40 p.m., Mutual 2

Construction work continued after hours. The vendor was advised and halted construction.


April 2, 7:55 p.m., Clubhouse 2

A resident felt weak during an event and was transported to the hospital.

April 3, 4:36 p.m., Mutual 12

A resident fell on the sidewalk and was transported to the hospital.

April 4, 3:20 p.m., Mutual 12

A resident lost balance and was transported to the hospital.

April 14, 10:10 a.m., Mutual 10,

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

April 16, 4:50 p.m., Mutual 10

A resident fell while using his walker but did not require transportation to the hospital.

April 20, 9:39 a.m., Mutual 14

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

April 22, 3:15 p.m., Mutual 14

A resident fell while walking and was escorted home.

April 24, 9:50 a.m., Mutual 1

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

April 24, 4:35 p.m., Gym

A resident fell off the treadmill and was transported to  the hospital.

April 28, 3:10 p.m., Mutual 12

A resident fell while walking; required lift and assist.

April 28, 1:52 p.m., Mutual 15

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


April 13, 7:16 p.m., Mutual 4

A lost resident was returned safely home.

April 24, 8:40 p.m., Mutual 14

A resident reported her husband missing. He was found and returned home.


April 4, 6:23 a.m., Mutual 14

A resident reported someone was in their unit. Security checked the unit but did not find a person inside.

April 5, 1:01 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident stated someone placed items in her storage area.

April 5, 2:29 p.m., Mutual 14

Ongoing dispute between two residents.

April 5, 4:47 p.m., Mutual 1

Security completed an occupancy check for a Mutual president.

April 6, 6:50 p.m., Mutual 7

Altercation between two residents. Police were called to keep the peace. No arrests were made.

April 6, 3:07 p.m., Mutual 10

Ongoing neighbor dispute involving numerous issues.

April 7, 11:42 p.m., Mutual 10

Ongoing neighbor dispute involving numerous issues.

April 9, 4:15 p.m., Mutual 17

Security investigated a possible violation of occupancy rules. Information was sent to Mutual Administration.

April 10, 7:35 p.m., Mutual 15

Security observed people “dumpster diving.” People were advised of the rules and left the scene.

April 11, 10:39 a.m., Mutual 5

SBPD was called to keep the peace during a family dispute.One visitor was escorted from LW.

April 15, 5:09 a.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing resident dispute regarding a variety of issues.

April 15, 1:40 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident stated that her neighbor has been bothering her for the last six years.

April 17, 9:06 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident heard a thudding sound on her window. There was  nothing out of place on the patio, and nothing was damaged.

April 20, 10:08 a.m., Mutual 6

Ongoing resident dispute regarding flowers and parking.

April 20, 2:14 p.m., Mutual 15

Resident dispute regarding use of carport space.

April 23, 9:10 p.m., Mutual 14

A resident reported her granddaughter missing. The granddaughter was returned to the residence with no further issue.

April 23, 7:20 p.m., Front Gate

Two  unauthorized people entered the community. SBPD was called. The trespassers were found by Security and advised by the police.

April 26, 4:45 p.m., Mutual 9

A resident complained of neighbor running the hose for hours without attention. The tap was turned off.


Paramedic calls: 144 (average: 4.8 per day)

Theft: 7

Vandalism: 4

Traffic Incidents: 4

Death Investigations:9

Lost Residents: 2

Injury: 11

Noise Complaints: 11

Fire Reports: 0

Pet Complaints: 5

Grand Total: 197

Crosses available for free

LW resident David Harlow is now offering free “He has Risen” crosses along with their original “God Bless America” crosses to LW residents. Donations, which are used to buy materials, are appreciated but not required. 

To order a cross, call  (513) 490-6250 and leave a message that includes your name and phone number.

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. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.

Thursday, May 19

4 pm Chorale: Hello Muddah/

April Love

4:45 pm  SBNWS Wally Shirra

5 pm Fire Department Training in

LW March 2022

5:23 pm Free Blood Pressure Readings

in LW

5:30 pm Latino Club Christmas 

Luncheon 2021

5:50 pm Driving Safely

6 pm We Wish You Love

6:45 pm Drones and Herons

7 pm Thoughts About You

7:20 pm LW Rollin’ Thunder 2022

7:30 pm Ocean Perspectives

8 pm Studio Cafe April 2021

8:30 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:


Friday, May 20

4 pm FALW Luau Dinner and Dance

4:40 pm Thoughts About You

5 pm LW Easter Parade

5:40 pm Beginning of LW and the Special 


6 pm Ocean Perspectives 

6:30 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

7:30 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

8 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration

8:35 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:


Saturday, May 21

4 pm Beginning of LW/The Special Olympics

4:25 pm LW Drone Club

4:30 pm Fire Department Training in LW March 2022

4:53 pm Free Blood Pressure Readings 

in LW

5 pm Broadway in the Park

6:15 pm Drones and Herons

6:30 pm Chorale: April Love

7:15 pm Driving Safely

7:30 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

8 pm LAUSD

Sunday, May 22

4 pm SB Government 


4:30 pm Ocean Perspectives

5:30 pm Thoughts About You

5:50 pm Rollin’ Thunder 2022

6 pm LW Easter Parade/Drones 

and Herons

6:55 pm LW Drone Club

7 pm Cerritos Center:

Barrage 8

9 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

10 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

10:30 pm Live at the Ford:

Celtic Show

Monday, May 23

4 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration

4:35 pm Fire Department Training in LW March 2022

5 pm LW Karaoke: 

Friendship and Memories

6 pm FALW Luau Dinner and Dance

6:38 pm Thoughts About you

7 pm SB Government Meeting: LIVE

8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:

Richard Hastings

9 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:

Taming of the Shrew 

Tuesday, May 24

4 pm FALW Luau Dinner and Dance

4:40 pm Great Lakes and Beyond

5 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration

5:35 pm Beginning of LW/The Special Olympics

6 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

6:30 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Virginia Haley

7:30 pm Seal Beach City Limits:

Richard Hastings

8:30 pm Cerritos Center:

Barrage 8

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:


Wednesday, May 25

4 pm Rollin’ Thunder 2022

4:10 pm Free Blood Pressure Readings

in LW

4:15 pm Drones and Herons

5:01 pm Chorale: April Love/Hello 


5:45 pm Driving Safely/Drone Club

6 pm LW Easter Parade/Beginning 

of LW

7 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

7:30 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

8:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

9 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air

10:30 pm Cerritos Center: 

Riders in the Sky

Sunshine Club

Maryann Shaddow from On-Site Home Sales will speak

What happens with LW units when residents die?  What procedures do loved ones need to be  aware of?  Maryann Shaddow from On-site Home Sales will discuss this and more at the Sunshine Club’s next meeting on Friday, May 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 10 a.m.-noon.

All residents are welcome. Children or heirs are responsible for cleaning out units and either qualifying it  to move in or selling it after a person in LW passes. However, because the Mutual maintains ownership of the property, it becomes responsible for protecting the assets in the apartment for the rightful heirs.  If children or other heirs are not aware of the procedure, it cam be unsettling during an already emotional time.  

Children or heirs need to be aware that they will have to go through certain steps to gain access to the property. 

Even if the heirs are present at the passing, they will still be asked to leave until they can present paperwork to Stock Transfer, which is open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The heir will be asked to vacate the home until Stock Transfer establishes the rightful heir or Successor Trustee.  Once that is established, the heir will receive a pass to come in and handle the estate.

Unfortunately, because this is such a highly emotional time, heirs are often upset when they do not understand why LW has these procedures. Residents can and should make heirs aware of the procedures and the reasons behind them. This will help  reduce anxiety if they know what is expected.   

Shaddow will also touch on the state of the  current housing market for Spring 2022.   

Shaddow has been a resident of Mutual 14 for 10 years and a realtor with On-Site Home Sales for four years. Prior to that she was an agent with an outside agency.

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

Nikkei Club

The Nikkei Club will meet on Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. 

The club will sing Japanese, Hawaiian and American songs. Sheet music will be provided for $1. The club will also practice Japanese line dances.  

For special song requests, call Sherrie Vanek at (562) 296-8074.  

The club will not serve lunch at this meeting; however, there will be birthday cake. People are encouraged to bring refreshments to share.

Concerned Shareholders Meeting 

The Concerned Shareholders Association will review the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act on Thursday, May 26, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1 p.m. 

The Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) and the Mutuals are planned developments, under the Davis-Stirling Act by court order. The club will go over the act’s history, the advantage to living in a development under this act, and what procedures are this law requires.

Korean American Classical Music  Association

The Korean American Classical Music Association class will be on summer vacation from May 19-July 28. 

The club will meet again on Aug. 11 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2.

Getty Villa Bus Trip

The Sunshine Club’s bus trip  to the Getty Villa on June 15 has been filled. The club has a wait list for people in case of cancellations. To be added, text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Those already signed up will meet at the Clubhouse 4 parking lot at 8:30 a.m.; the bus will leave at 9.

Obituaries, page 11

Jon Peter Gatyas 


Jon Gatyas was born in Ossining, New York, in 1937. After graduating from high school,he joined the Air Force, serving in Florida and Greenland for four years. He then moved to Long Beach and worked at Arthur Murray’s Dance Studio as an instructor. 

He opened in his own dance studio in Long Beach, to the delight of many students over a period of 30 years. His dancing credits included competition awards, Royal Academy Theater shows and role of the Arabian in the Santa Monica’s Nutcracker Suite. 

He conducted tours around the world that included teaching various traditional dances. He enjoyed visiting people and biannual cruises as they danced on the ship. 

After living in Leisure World, Jon moved to Los Alamitos and loved attending many dances in that area. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church and loved the Lord. 

Jon died on April 25. He is survived by his sister Gaela; nephews Andy, Peter, and Stephen; niece Veronica; and his good friend Darole.

Republican Club

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

The LW Republican Club endorsements for the June 6 Primary election have been enhanced with input from Tom Moorlach. Candidates endorsed by the State Republican Party or the OC party are denoted by “GOP.” Other Republicans’ names are followed by “R.”  The club hopes that this information will help its members  when they vote in the upcoming election.  

The club’s information and hospitality booth will be open May 30, June 1 and 3. Merchandise will be available for purchase.

Governor: Brian Dahle, GOP

Lieutenant Governor: Clint Saunders, GOP

Secretary of State: Leslie Hamm, R

State Controller: Lanhee Chen, GOP

State Treasurer: Jack M. Guerrero, GOP

State Attorney General: Nathan Hochman, GOP

State Insurance Commissioner: Nathan Howell, R

Board of Equalization 4th District: Matthew Harper R

U.S. Senator (full term): Mark P. Meuser, GOP

U.S. Senator (partial term): Mark P. Meuser, GOP

State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Lance Christensen, GOP

Congress: Scott Baugh, GOP, or Amy Phan West R

State Senator: Janet Nguyen

State Assembly: Diane Dixon

OC Superintendent of Schools: Stefan Bean, GOP

OC Board of Education: Mari Barke, R 

OC Assessor: Claude Parrish (Inc.), GOP

OC Auditor-Controller: Andrew N. Hamilton, R

OC Clerk-Recorder: Hugh Nguyen (Inc.), GOP

OC District Attorney: Todd Spitzer (Inc.), GOP 

OC Sheriff-Coroner: Don Barnes (Inc.), GOP

OC Treasurer: Shari L. Friedenrich (Inc.), GOP

Judge of the Superior Court Deputy District Attorneys are denoted with DDA; endorsed by Republican Sheriff Don Barnes is denoted with RSDB.

Office No. 5:  Claudia C. Alvarez, DDA

Office No. 9: Christopher Duff DDA, GOP,  RSDB

Office No. 11: Shawn Nelson Chief Assistant DA GOP, RSDB 

Office No. 21: Erin Beltran Rowe DDA, RSDB

Office No. 22: Brahim Baytieh DDA, RSDB

Office No. 28: Eric Scarbrough DDA, RSDB

Office No. 30: Andrea Mader DDA (R)

Office No. 33: Steve McGreevy (unopposed) DDA GOP

Office No. 45: Israel Claustro, Senior DDA (RSDB)

According to Bakersfield.com, “The most substantial challenger to Gov. Gavin Newsom (in the governor’s race) is State Senator Brian Dahle, a conservative Republican who represents a Northern California area. He is a former member of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors and also served in the state Assembly. A vigorous debate of issues and qualifications will come from a runoff between Newsom and Dahle.”

Current OC Board of Education Chair Mari Barke has endeared herself to the LW GOP Club by visiting Leisure World three times, as well as by her strong support for the rights of parents and students. This support is seen in her promotion for school choice and charter schools, which provide alternatives to a one-size-fits-all public-school experience. She is also endorsed by Congresswoman Michelle Steel, Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen and more than 20 other locally elected leaders.

To learn more about the club, its officers and principles, go to the club’s website at www.lwrepublicans.com. 

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

By the time this column appears in the LW Weekly, all LW voters have received their vote-by-mail ballots. Most voters will have already begun making choices as to who they think are the best candidates in the 32 different races, and some Leisure World residents may have already voted.

Which candidates get the most votes in these 32 races will be important. However, the candidates most of our LW voters select in many of these races—regardless of their party affiliation—will go on to face one another in the November General Election.  This will not be the case in all races. 

The vote in the Primary will be final in the election of at least five Superior Court judges.  The Leisure World representative in the California Senate and the Orange County Superintendent of Schools will also be determined in the Primary, as will races with only one candidate.

The Democratic Party has endorsed Mark Gibbons for Superior Court Office No. 11, Ray Brown for No. 21, Jessica Cha for No. 28 and Israel Claustro for No. 45. The party has also endorsed Kim Carr for the California Senate.  

The Democratic Party has also endorsed Michele Bell for Superior Court Judge Office No. 30. However, there are four other candidates running for this office. The winner will probably not be decided until the November election.

There are two Democrats, Kimberly La Salle and Claudia Alvarez, running for Superior Court Judge Office No. 5. The party did not make an endorsement in this race or in Office  Nos. 9, 22 and 33.  They also did not endorse a candidate in the race for the nonpartisan Orange County Superintendent of Schools.

In all likelihood, Al Mijares will be re-elected as Superintendent of Schools, despite challenger Stefan Bean being supported by the conservative members of the OC Board of Education. Bean serves on the board of a private charter school organized by Jeff Barke, husband of the chair of the Board of Education, Republican Mari Barke.


The Democratic Club is grateful for the volunteers who recently helped mail over 3,700 letters to Democrat and Decline to State LW voters. The letters stressed the importance of voting and  included a list of endorsed candidates. The club also thanks the volunteers at the club’s Information Booth. 

The Democratic Club’s booth outside Clubhouse 6 will be open every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. until after the Primary.  Volunteers will also be available to assist voters in getting their ballots to the Registrar of Voters drop-box located on St. Andrews Drive, by the Amphitheater. Call (562) 296-852 for more voting information.

For more information about candidates and other issues, LW Democrats and supporters can subscribe to the club’s free electronic newsletter by emailing democraticclubsblw@gmail.com or calling editor Mary Larson at (562) 296-8521.

MiraFiber cloths from the Y Service Club are available for purchase

The Y Service Club is selling MiraFiber cloths to raise funds to send kids to camp. The cloth plus water will clean any surface without chemicals. The cost is $6 each or five for $25. This is an ongoing fundraiser for the Y Service Club. To purchase a cloth, call Glenna Hoff at (562) 296-5040.

Monthy Hymn Sing

On Sunday, May 22, Assembly of God invites all of LW to come to its monthly Hymn Sing event at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

religion, pages 18-19

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Sixth Sunday of Easter on May 22. The first reading is Acts 15:1-2, 22-29, and the second reading is Rev 21:10-14, 22-23. The Gospel reading is John 14:23.  


The church is operating at its regular Mass schedule. Father Joseph Son Nguyen suggests that people wear masks while inside the church. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Weekday Masses are Monday-Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and confessions are on Saturdays from 4-4:45 p.m.

To receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe. For more information, visit www.holyfamilysb.com.

Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly was honored to participate in the 2022 National Day of Prayer held at Rush Park in Rossmoor on May 5. This year’s theme was “Exalt the Lord who has established us,” based on Colossians 2:6-7: “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Pastor Sheri and Gary Leming were among the pastors and leaders who were asked to pray. Many needs were covered, including local, state and national government leaders who were prayed for by name, for families and educators, and for pastors and church leaders. Prayer was also offered up for peace in Ukraine, the persecuted church all over the world, and for spiritual revival in America. Those in attendance prayed in small groups over needs as well. 

Faith Christian Assembly has a friendly group that gathers to pray each Sunday at 5 p.m. prior to the 5:30 service. 

The Sunday morning service begins at 10:30, and the midweek Bible study, taught by Sheri Leming, is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. GriefShare is on Thursdays  at 5:30 p.m. in the Garden Room. 

To receive a free newsletter or more information, call (562) 598-9010, email contact@fcachurch.net, or visit www.FCAchurch.net. 

First Christian Church

First Christian Church of Leisure World 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).


Both believers and non-believers often think of the Bible as a boring book with a lot of thee and thou words. This Sunday, Pastor Gary Whitlatch will guide the congregation through a chapter in the book of Acts that dispels that theory. In Acts 16, Paul of Tarsus recounts the adventures that he and a disciple named Timothy encounter in the city of Macedonia. Visions, conversions, baptisms, public beatings, imprisonment, earthquakes and a jail break all befall Paul and Timothy. As with most of scripture, there is a message intended to encourage and strengthen believers’ relationship with the Lord. 

Weekend Services

     Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This Sunday, Janet Ray and Sandy Carlson will sing “No Other Friend” as a duet. 

 Saturday services, from 9:20-10:45 a.m., are more contemporary, with Gregory Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment.

MidWeek Studies

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, led by Pastor Bruce Humes, is held from 6-7 p.m.

All Leisure World residents are welcome to attend.

 Scripture of the Week

“The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his deeds. The Lord is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth.  He will fulfill the desire of those who fear him; he will also hear their cry and will save them” (Psalm 145:17-19, NASB).


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. For more information, call the church at (562) 431-8810.

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev has livestream services on Facebook.com/galityomtov, YouTube.com (Beit HaLev LIVE! Channel) and Zoom.  

The livestream service for the Shabbat evening service is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85149315811?pwd=T3hOUkx5NUorR1M3UldWNS84d3RKQT09. The meeting ID is 851 4931 5811, and the passcode is RavGalit.

For the Shabbat morning service, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87999429979?pwd=eml5L09HL0d0Y3c2MUNFRGZZM05KUT09. The meeting ID is 879 9942 9979, and the passcode is RavGalit.

The Torah reading of “B’har” (on Mt. Sinai) includes laws for protecting homes and debt-slavery.  HaShem wants the Israelites to be able to retain their homes and personal freedom from slavery in case of economic reversal; the final verses of the reading pronounce HaShem’s “ownership” of the Israelite people and that they therefore may not follow other gods.  The word “avadim” variously refer to a servant, a slave or a worshiper. Additionally, during the Jubilee year, all slaves and their families must be released.

All Beit HaLev services use special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.”  Printed versions of the prayerbooks will be available for sale at in-person services.

Beit HaLev and Rabbi Galit-Shirah are a part of the Union of Jewish Universalist Clergy and Communities. It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy. Everyone who seeks a path to the Divine is welcome, and Beit Halev doesn’t believe in labels.  

To request a membership form, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com.  Contributions to Beit HaLev in the name of Robert Slater can be sent to Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.

Community Church

The Hymn of Promise has the lyrics, “In the bulb there is a flower, in the seed an apple tree.  In cocoons a hidden promise butterflies will soon be free.”  

This week, Community Church continues its celebration of the season of Easter with daffodils and other bulb flowers which spend much of their lives underground and seemingly dormant. These flowers can be a representation of Jesus in the tomb.

Community Church is  called “the friendly church.” Those who have not visited before are invited to join the congregation this Sunday as it continues to come out of the COVID hibernation and bloom together.  

Community Church will hold services in person on Sunday, May 22, at 9:50 a.m., as well as on Facebook for livestreamed worship @communitychurchleisureworld. Those who don’t have Facebook can join via Zoom by calling the church office or emailing leisurewccsue@yahoo.com. 

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

Redeemer Lutheran

“The Never-Ending Gifts of the 50 Days of Easter: Spirit and Peace” is the theme for Redeemer Lutheran’s service on Sunday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive. 

LWers can join the congregation in the taking of  Communion.   Dee Sessa and Teresa Smith are this week’s greeters, and Sharon Heck will play the organ accompanying the choir.  

For more information, call (562) 598-8697. 

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services on Friday, May   20, via Zoom with Rabbi Eric Dangott at 6:30 p.m. Dangott will also lead the  hybrid service on Saturday,  May 21, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and Zoom at 10 a.m. To receive a Zoom invitation, call or text Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122. 

This week’s Torah portion is Behar from the book of Leviticus. Behar (on the mountain) details the laws of the sabbatical year (shemita), when working the land is prohibited and debts are forgiven. It also sets out laws of indentured servitude and of the Jubilee year, when property reverts to its original ownership. 

There will be a potluck on Friday, May 27, at the in-person service. People can sign up online. 

Those who would like to become a member of Congregation Sholom  can call Howard Bass at (714) 396-0121.

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 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 service in person can request a link from Bishop Jonathan Brimley at (562) 716-8309.

The course of study is the Old Testament; personal reading should be those chapters not covered in the study. The reading for the week of May  23-29 is Joshua 1-8; 23-24.

It had taken several generations, but the Lord’s promise was about to be fulfilled: the children of Israel were on the verge of inheriting the promised land. But in their way stood the Jordan River, the walls of Jericho  and a wicked but mighty people. On top of that, their beloved leader Moses was gone. The situation may have made some Israelites feel weak and fearful, but the Lord said, “Be strong and of a good courage.” Why should they feel this way? Not because of their own strength but because “the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” (Joshua 1:9). 

When people have their own rivers to cross or walls to bring down, wonderful things can happen because it is “the Lord [who] will do wonders among [us]”(Joshua 3:3-5).

LW Baptist

David’s words in Psalm 23, “Thou art with me,” communicate a reassuring message for  LW Baptist’s next service on Sunday, May 22, in Clubhouse 4 at 10 a.m.

In light of Israel’s long history, Stephen calls his countrymen to a living faith beyond religious exercises in Acts 7. The choir echoes the theme with the song “Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy,” with Darlene Harris directing and Yvonne Leon at the grand piano. 

The Wednesday Energizers theme this week is “It Took a Miracle” from Psalm 19;  the group meets in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study meet Monday, May 23, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. 

For more information, call (562) 430-8598.

Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, on Saturday, June 4, from 9:30-11 a.m., with venerable Kusala Bhikshu, who is well-known in the Buddhist community. 

Those who attend the session are encouraged to ask questions, after a short meditation. Donations are welcome and will support Kusala in his teachings. People can check out Kusala’s podcasts, by searching for “Urban Dharma” on their phone’s podcast app.

 For more information, call (714)  468-4887.

Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study group will meet on Monday, May 23, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. 

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

Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times:  Assembly of God meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  Wednesday morning Bible study is at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Hymn Sing will now take place the fourth Sunday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

Sermon for this week:  Pastor Chuck Franco will continue his series on “Lessons from the Old Testament Prophets” by focusing on Joel 2:13 this week. In this passage Joel delivers instructions on how to be repentant. There is a difference between being sorry for doing something and being sorry for getting caught doing something. And there is a difference between God’s compassion and eagerness to forgive and man’s forgiveness without forgetting the wrong.  

Bible Study: A new series will begin on May 25. The Bible study time is interactive and alive with questions, testimony and  contributions from the students.  This is where honest questions can be answered, experience is shared, and encouragement happens.

Contact us: 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.

Hands and Hearts United in Giving

Hands and Hearts United in Giving (HHUG) is a small, local nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless in the community. HHUG accepts donations of clean used towels and new, unopened travel-size shampoo, soap, lotion and disposable razors. The only clothing accepted is new socks and new underwear for men and women.

To donate, contact Susan Hopewell at (562) 430-6044 or Linda Neer at (562) 430-3214 for pick up. People may also leave donations on the patio in Mutual 6, 62A, or Mutual 2, 48A. Donations are delivered to the Long Beach Multi-Service Center, which provides a variety of services to homeless individuals and families.

For Your 


When there is doubt about LW policy or rules and regulations, residents should refer to their Occupancy Agreement, or direct questions to Mutual directors or GRF representatives.

Health & Fitness

The Dance Fitness group invites all LWers to move to fun, energetic music—including oldies, current music and different rhythms—while working muscles, improving balance, and increasing strength and stamina at Veterans Plaza on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. and upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.

Events this week at the HCC

All Leisure World residents are welcome to the following free events in the conference room of the Health Care Center.

The Extras in Medicare Coverage: There’s more to Medicare than just medical coverage. People will learn how they can use transportation, dental, vision and other benefits when Anthem answers LWers’ questions today, May 19, from 10-11 a.m.

SCAN Sales Meeting. People who will soon be eligible for Medicare can learn the basics and find out if a Medicare Advantage plan is right for their needs on Tuesday, May 24, from 10-11 a.m.

Making Sense of Medicare. With a little extra knowledge from UHC, LWers can make the most out of their Medicare coverage on Wednesday, May 25, from 10-11 a.m. (A Korean speaker will also be available.)

Bicycle Club

Join the LW Bicycle Club for a healthy ride on Sundays (with breakfast) to  El Dorado Park, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  The group meets at the North Gate at 9 a.m. Everyone must be wearing a bicycle helmet and safe shoes. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for additional details.

Members also enjoy happy hours, dining out, pickleball and playing Rummikub. 

In response to several requests, the club has started a group for slower riders. Contact Lucy Czra at (818) 209-5075 for more information.

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, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice. 

Thursday, May 19: Beef stroganoff, seasoned egg noodles, zucchini medley and seasoned carrots; Mandarin oranges; turkey and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus cucumber, red onion and dill salad.

Friday, May 20: Oven-baked breaded fish with tartar sauce, oven-browned potatoes, and peas and carrots; fresh banana; Greek chicken salad, with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.

Monday, May 23: Oven-baked chicken mole (leg and thigh), pinto beans, and Mexicali corn; fresh orange; chicken salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus marinated beet-and-onion salad.

Tuesday, May 24: Pork loin with apple-berry sauce, creamy noodles, and peas and onions; cantaloupe; taco salad, with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro and salsa dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, May 25: Beef picado, Spanish rice and black beans; pineapple with mango; turkey, ham and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus carrot-and-raisin salad.


At Wa-Rite’s May 6 meeting, the word “May” and its meanings—“expressing possibility,” “asking for permission”—were discussed. The club also shared trials and tribulations from April and acknowledged the members whose birthdays are in May: Darlene Gardner, Belen Smith, Joyce Brannon and Carol Chambers. 

As a whole, the group lost 20 pounds that week. The biggest loser was Pat Miller, who, with her 3-pound loss, reached her short-term goal.

“We have to live each day anyway, so ‘May’ we live them to the healthiest,” said Carol Chambers. 

Wa-Rite meets every Friday at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Weigh-ins end at 8:45 a.m. Annual dues are $10. New members are always welcome.

—Carol Chambers

SBTV Classes

The following excercise classes air online at sbtv3.org/schedule every week.



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

Arts & Leisure

Orchestra performs concert to a full house

The LW Orchestra performed to a packed Clubhouse 4 on May 7, as its free spring concert attracted more than 300 people. 

Conductor Dr. Samuel K. Kim of Mutual 12 kicked off the concert with a rousing patriotic medley that included the Ukrainian National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “America” and “America, the Beautiful.” The 40-member LW Korean Community Church Choir supported the presentation with powerful singing. The choir also performed Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” the Wilhousky arrangement of “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and the “hallelujah chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah.” 

Among the evening’s notable solos were Richard Freedman, Bruce Vircks and Stan Silverstein performing “Bugler’s Holiday,” by Leroy Anderson, and Margie Masterson and Dilara Khalilova playing “The Swan” from “Carnival of the Animals,” by Saint-Saens. 

There were also two Korean songs arranged by Kim, “Spring of the Hometown” and “Arirang.” 

Rounding out the program were the second movement from Haydn’s Symphony No. 94, “The Surprise,” with its famous forte chord that allegedly woke up the king; “Finlandia,” by Sibelius; “The Sound of Music,” by Rodgers and Hammerstein; Stephen Forster’s “Medley”; “Danube Waves,” by Ivanovici; and the march from Bizet’s “Carmen.”

Following a standing ovation, the orchestra played “Stars and Stripes Forever,” by John Phillip Sousa, which is the national march. 

Orchestra Vice President Chris Gruber acted as announcer, and the Video Producers Club filmed the concert for later viewing on SBTV Channel 3. 

After the concert, the audience was treated to an assortment of refreshments donated by the choir and orchestra members. 

The orchestra has grown to about 40 members, but it is always looking for new members, especially oboe and French horn players. Rehearsals are on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons in the Amphitheater. Anyone interested in joining should contact Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669 or fredreker326@gmail.com.

—Fred Reker

Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble

Members of the Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble performed a concert on May 5 in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. The group spent four months preparing two ensemble pieces, plus each member played a solo. Every member wore a T-shirt that was purchased in support of those struggling to survive in Ukraine.

Teresa Kim, who joined the club six months ago, treated everyone present to a lunch of fruit and Korean sushi and rice cakes.

Leading the group is Mimi Lee, who also volunteers as a teacher and performer for senior communities and hospitals and is a longtime member of her church choir. She has been doing international ballroom dancing for 25 years and was the chairwoman of the board of the New York and New Jersey Korean American Ballroom Dance Association.

Anyone interested in joining the group and learning classic guitar skills and harmony is welcome to visit Clubhouse 3, Room 6, on any Thursday between 9 a.m.-noon. 

The ensemble’s next performance, planned for Aug. 25, will include new arrangements of “Romance” and “Over the Rainbow.” 

For more information, contact Lee at (914) 843-1696.

NOCE teacher honored

North Orange Continuing Education instructor Elizabeth “Lee” Lassetter was one of 50 teachers throughout Orange County nominated for Teacher of the Year 2022. Lassetter is an adjunct faculty member with the Lifeskills Education Advancement Program (LEAP), for which she has taught the Senior Chorus and Tone Chime Choirs at Leisure World since June 1995. She also teaches music arts classes in assisted living facilities. Under Lassetter’s direction, the Tone Chime Choir has performed at holiday parties and board meetings.

“Lee’s educational philosophy and her teaching approach are about not just delivering the content, but about building relationships and being part of the community,” said NOCE President Valentina Purtell in her nomination letter. 

Supported by the Orange County Teacher of the Year Foundation, all those nominated were honored at a gala celebration held at the Disneyland Resort Hotel on April 25.

City of Seal Beach Events

Tennis and Pickleball Center Open House: The City of Seal Beach offers this free event—featuring tennis and pickleball clinics, raffle prizes, refreshments, tours of the facility, and more—on Sunday, May 22, from noon-3 p.m. at 3900 Lampson Ave. Reservations are requested in order to obtain a headcount for refreshments and can be made online at www.sbtpc.eventbrite.com. 

Summer Kickoff: The community is invited to attend this special summer celebration on June 11 at Edison Park, located at 99 College Drive. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., people can enjoy lawn games and visit a variety of vendors, including those offering food to purchase. 

For the movie beginning at approximately 8:30 p.m., everyone is encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. 

For more information on these and other events, visit www.sealbeachca.gov or contact the Recreation and Community Services Department at (562) 431-2527, ext. 1307.

Scandinavian Folk Concert and Dance

On May 29, from 2-5 p.m., there will be a Scandinavian folk concert and dance with live musicians in Clubhouse 1. Everyone is invited to bring their own snacks. Those who plan to dance are advised to wear low-heeled, leather-soled shoes. The event is free, but donations for the musicians are appreciated. Masks are advised.

In addition to hosting a fun event, the organizer hopes to recruit anyone interested in joining a Scandinavian Club for cultural exchange and dance lessons. If there is enough interest, a dance and music workshop could be sponsored at Thanksgiving. 

For more information, call Diane Gruber at (714) 343-6431.

Get in the groove at the doo-wop show

The Let the Good Times Roll Doo Wop Club will open its “Feeling Groovy” show on Saturday, May 21, in Clubhouse 2 at 7 p.m.

“This is going to be a super, fun-filled ‘color me groovy’ event,” says club Vice President Lu DeSantis. 

Club President Frank Destra adds, “Dress the part—and don’t forget to wear flowers in your hair for what is sure to be a full integration between performers and LW guests.”

Jackie Hildebrant will emcee performances by Ellen Brannigan, Irene Chapnick, Josie Del Pino, DeSantis, Martha and Frank Destra, Ric Dizon, Carmen Edwards, Erika Greenwood, Terry Humphrey, Susan Kelleghan, Galit Levy-Slater, Tosca Lies, Ricky Riley, and a “mystery singer.” Ben Berg will accompany on the piano.

Greeting guests starting at 6:30 p.m. will be Tillie Stiehr, while Claudio Gonzalez will man the sound machine.

Everyone is invited to bring their own snacks and beverages. “We love when you share your appreciation with donations so we can continue to entertain you,” DeSantis says.

Hui O Hula share aloha with senior communities

Hui O Hula members enjoy sharing their aloha spirits through hula/Hawaiian dance. With her New Day Break Ministry and musical talents, Sharon Chang similarly shares her joy and happiness with the residents of various assisted-living and healthcare centers. Before the pandemic, she administered to more than 30 communities. 

Chang recently joined the hula group in performing for the residents of Brookdale, a health and wellness community in Garden Grove. As part of the program, hula instructor Jojo Weingart, the dancers, Chang and hula fan Richard McIntosh demonstrated “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands,” then hana hou (or “do it again”) for the Brookdale residents. 

All are welcome to free hula lessons, where the object is to have fun. Newcomers are welcome to join the group upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays at 1 p.m., when basic steps are taught before traditional dancing starts. There are also lessons at Veterans Plaza on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Traditional hula is danced barefoot, so everyone is encouraged to wear socks or soft booties if dancing barefoot is not an option.

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

Cribbage Club

Cribbage Club got off to a great start with chocolate cake and chocolate ice cream served by Margaret Smith and Carrie Kistner to 51 players. Winners for the day include: Marsha Larson, first place, 838; Hoppy Hopkins, second, 832; Bea Lissow, third, 828; and Marcy Locy, fourth, 823.

New players are always welcome to join the Cribbage Club. Dues are $5 for the year; $1 is collected each week at the table. Refreshments to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions are served at noon, then seven games are played beginning at 12:30 p.m. 

Anyone wanting to learn or brush up on the game should contact Terry Thrift at (714) 394-5885. 

—Marilyn Chelsvig

Duplicate Bridge

Duplicate Bridge is played in Clubhouse 2 every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. All games start at 12:30 p.m. and end around 3:30 p.m.

On May 6, there were 20 tables playing. Coming in first and sitting in the north/south seats were Joan Tschirki and Shmuel Fisher, earning 0.80 master points; in second and sitting in the east/west seats were Marcia Lane and John Berg. 

Also coming in first and sitting in the east/west seats were Thad Mikols and Bob Goldstine, earning 0.56 master points; in second and sitting in east/west seats were Fred Reker and Sue Fardette.

To reserve a spot to play, contact Sharon Beran at (562) 308-7838 or hbsharonb@gmail.com.

—Sharon Beran

Sunday Bingo

Join bingo players every Sunday afternoon in Clubhouse 2. The buy-in line opens at 1 p.m. and costs $5, with additional cards at $1 each. Calling begins at 1:30 p.m. sharp. 

Games on the third and fifth Sundays of the month are sponsored by the Filipino Association of Leisure World. After prizes are distributed, all proceeds support Leisure World charitable organizations, benefiting the community’s residents and veterans.

Legacy Writing Class

Anyone who has ever been told they should or wants to tell their story—and everyone has one—is invited to join the five-week Legacy Writing Class that starts June 1 from 1-2:30 p.m. This is the time to get started or to finish an already-started story that will be of interest to future generations. Space is limited. Call Doris Sandrick at (562) 296-8435 for more information.

Chess Club

This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first; any answer by Black, and White’s third move is checkmate.

The first move in solving this week’s puzzle is Qg6.

The White queen moves from g5 to g6, then Black pawn to g6, followed by White pawn to f7 and Black queen to f7. The next move by White is checkmate.

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

Derby Day at the Track

On May 7, Midge Bash of Mutual 14, Mitzi Winks of Mutual 5, and Donna Gambol of Mutual 1 went to the paddock area at the Santa Anita Race Track to wish jockey Ramon Vazquez good luck in the third race of the day with I’m Corfu. Winks’ daughter is the office manager of horse trainer Doug O’Neil, who not only had horses running at Santa Anita that day, but also had horse Happy Jack racing in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Unfortunately, neither horse won, but being invited to the trainer’s box amidst the crowd and crew added excitement to the day. The trio of LWers enjoyed a marvelous meal, champagne and a strawberry puff pastry dessert at the Frontrunner Restaurant atop the grandstand area at the track.

Community Karaoke

R&B, soul and pop songs were in heavy rotation on May 11. Karaoke singers kept the crowd swaying to familiar tunes, including “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” as sung by Barbie May; Sarah Vaughn’s 1957 hit “Make Yourself Comfortable,” as performed by Pat Kogok; “Sentimental Journey,” as sung by Rob Illingsworth; “Higher and Higher,” as done by Richard Yokomi; “Down on the Corner,” as performed by Nina Todorov; and “Up on the Roof,” as sung by Karen Morris. 

Duane Owens, Ric Dizon, Kyung Choi, Bob Barnum and Julie Nulad were also among the 36 performers to take the mic.

Vito Villamor donated sandwiches in honor of those celebrating a birthday in May; ice cream bars were also consumed with appreciation.

Everyone, whether a singer or listener, is welcome to join the karaoke fun in Clubhouse 1 on Wednedays beginning at 5:30 p.m. Anyone wanting to practice a tune should go to Clubhouse 6 on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. 

—Margie Thompson

Tournament Poker

Susan Dodson won the final table in Tournament Poker on May 7, beating Jon Jones with a full house. Dodson has been a club member for 15 years and has won final table 12 times. The retired schoolteacher and RN has lived in LW for more than 20 years and lists among her hobbies pickleball, cribbage, ladies pool and bocce ball. 

Dan Gialliani came in third, with John Burns in fourth. Roy Mittelstadt won high hand with a straight flush, and Lem Hall came in second with a full house of aces and queens. Larry Slutsky won the promotional hand of 9-3.

Glen Evenson was the dealer. 

Texas Hold ’Em lessons are available on May 21 at 11 a.m., followed by the poker game at noon. There is no late seating. Membership is $10 per year, and each game costs $5.

On June 25, the club will host a casino game in Clubhouse 4 at noon. A light lunch will be served. The buy-in is $20 in advance, $25 on game day. Everyone in LW, plus friends and relatives, are welcome. For more information, contact Judy Jasmin at (562) 626-8179.

—Judy Jasmin

Shufflers defeat Sliders 

Game 17 of Shuffleboard league play was held at the Clubhouse 1 courts on May 6. In a challenging match, the Shufflers squeaked by the Sliders 10-8. The Sliders’ all-game winners were Linda Peters, Mo Habel and John Mount. 

The Hot Shots are in first place, with the Shufflers in second and Sliders third. 

The starting time for league play is 8:30 a.m. on Fridays. Players should arrive on time to get a starting position.

At the club’s general meeting on May 11, Kay Mount was elected as president. Remaining in their current positions are Mo Habel, secretary; Ellie West, first vice present, Sunshine; Sally Fowler, treasurer; and Dave LaCascia, communications and publicity. The group thanked retiring President Carrie Kistner, who directed the Shuffleboard Club through a very interesting two years of COVID.

The first Joan LaCascia tournament will be held May 27. It will be a three-game tournament, with the top three highest total point scorers rewarded. Sign-ups are available at the Courts.

Everyone is invited to join the Shuffleboard Club to play an entertaining, challenging game of skill and strategy. Practice times are Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. No partners are necessary, and all equipment is provided. Players must wear closed-toe shoes with non-skid soles. Anyone using the Shuffleboard Courts must first be trained in court setup, maintenance and play, with the goal of becoming a participating club member.

BYOB practice nights, tournaments and other social events continue to be planned for Shuffleboard members and their guests. Contact Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 for more information.

—Dave LaCascia

Pinochle Scores

Pinochle is played in Clubhouse 1 every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The warmup game starts at 11:30 a.m., with the regular game beginning at 12:30 p.m. 

The club provides cards, score cards, pens, tablets and other equipment. It costs $2 per person to play, and the top four scorers of each day win cash prizes. 

The following are the winning scores from recent games.

April 30: First place: Curt Rogers, 10,170; second: Irene Perkins, 10,000; third: Suzane Parks, 9,790; fourth: Ruth Bonnema, 9,620.

May 2: First place: tie between Charlotte Westcott and Marilyn Allred, 10,820; second: Joan Talor, 10,410; third: Gene Smith, 10,280; fourth: Marge Cady, 10,180. 

May 5: First place: Tony Dodero, 14,110; second: Pat Blum, 13,120; third: Sylvia Clinton, 12,330; fourth: Marilyn Allred, 12,220.

Lessons to learn to play or to brush up on the game are available by appointment. Call Joan Taylor at (562) 240-5416 for more information. Anyone interested in playing pinochle should call Marge Dodero at (310) 968-9509.

Pool Club

On May 9, the Favorites beat Side Pocket 8-5, extending the team’s lead to five games over Jokers Wild in league play. Gary Snow won six of his seven games, losing only a nine-ball doubles match.

The Pocket Rockets edged Jokers Wild 7-6 to remain in third place, only eight games behind Jokers Wild. Rusty Aquino won six games, losing an eight-ball doubles match.

Ticket to Ride squeaked out a 7-6 win over Beat the House. Ticket to Ride’s Paul Shellenberger, Jerry Wrenn and Connie Terry each won four games.

Team Five had a strong showing, beating the Ball Busters 10-3. Barrie Brideau and Zelma Berkenkamp both won six games, while Bill Clawson won five. This moved Team Five to within three games of third place.

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On April 30 Dave Silva presented a demonstration of basic pool skills for beginning players. He also discussed how to use and understand English (or spin) on the cue ball and object ball, as well as how to judge bank shots. A handout on pool basics is available in Clubhouse 2.

—Dave Silva

Women’s Golf Club opens annual championship

For the first round of the three-week Women’s Golf Club Championship on May 10, 46 golfers participated in tournament play. They competed for low gross, low net and birdies. Of the 12 birdies recorded, Devora Kim and Sally Park each had two.

The winners were:

Flight A: Low gross: Devora Kim, 28; low net: Janice Tuner, 25; birdies: Devora Kim (holes 4 and 8), Linda Herman (hole 1) and Mary Ann Moore (hole 2).

Flight B: Low gross: Sandy Derouin, 28; low net: Sally Park, 22; birdies: Park (holes 1 and 2), Jee Choi (hole 2), Alison Kim (hole 2), Derouin (hole 4), Jane Song (hole 5) and Yvonne Yim (hole 8).

Flight C: Low gross: Lisa Kim, 32; low net: HaiLee Yang, 24.

Flight D: Low gross: Anne Walshe, 31; low net: Neva Senske, 23; birdies: Sandra deDubovay (hole 5).

The club also presented Carl Wiggins with a delicious cake in celebration of his 93rd birthday. Wiggins has worked as a starter at the Turtle Lake Golf Course for 15 years.

All members are encouraged to attend the Women’s Golf Club’s semi-annual golf party on June 6 at 3:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Instead of a luncheon, golfers will be treated to happy hour-style hors d’oeuvres and drinks, plus there will be games and prizes. 

—Dale Quinn

Golf League Results for May 6 and 9

On May 6, 15 men of the Leisure World Golf League challenged the 5,600-yard, par-70 Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach. With its large water hazards, narrow tree-lined fairways, and tricky elevated greens, the course insists on shot accuracy and course management for low scores. Though the course was dry, the early-morning marine layer persevered, and the wind rose later in the round. Only four scores were at or below par, but there were seven birdies.

All scores below are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicaps are 0-19, and B Flight are more than 19.

A Flight: First place: Tim Looney, a terrific 6 under 64; second: Larry Hillhouse, a very nice 4 under 66; third: tie between Chris Lankford and Clay Fischer, a well-played 3 under 67; fourth:tie between Dave LaCascia and Jim Goltra, a hard-fought 1 over 71; fifth: tie between Sam Choi and Gary Stivers. Stivers had the fewest putts for the round, and Lankford was closest to the pin on the 140-yard 16th hole. Choi carded two birdies, and Hillhouse, Lankford, Fischer and Goltra each had one.

B Flight: First place: Tom Ross, even par 71, plus fewest putts; second: Pat Paternoster, 2 over 72; third: tie between Gene Vesely and Ron Jackson; fourth: Bob Munn, plus a birdie and closest to the pin on the 140-yard seventh hole; fifth: tie between Fujio Norihiro and Lowell Goltra.

Challenging the 4,000-yard, par-62 David L. Baker Golf Course in Fountain Valley on May 9 were 13 men and one woman. The morning was cool and overcast, with the golfers playing tag with the sun for a brief time before a rising wind late in the round cooled conditions dramatically. Baker does not require great length off the tee, but rather places a premium on accurate shot placement. The day’s tees were set slightly forward, and hole locations were golfer-friendly; even with fiendish water hazards and strategically positioned sand traps, 12 of the scores were at or under par, and there were five birdies.

A Flight: First place: Stivers, a very well-played 7 under 55, plus fewest putts; second: Lankford, an excellent 5 under 57, plus closest to the pin on the 130-yard 12th hole; third: Hillhouse, a nice 4 under 58; fourth: Jim Goltra, a sweet 2 under 60, plus a birdie; fifth: Choi, 1 under 61; sixth: tie between LaCascia and Bill McKusky, even par 62, plus both had a birdie.

B Flight: First place: Munn, an astonishing 15 under 47, plus a birdie; second: Norihiro, a terrific 14 under 48, plus a birdie and fewest putts; third: Paternoster, 9 under 53, plus closest to the pin on the 100-yard third hole; fourth: Gene Vesely, a super 8 under 54, plus a birdie; fifth: Lowell Goltra, a fine 1 under 61: sixth: Elizabeth Butterfield.

The LW Golf Leagues play at four courses, all within 15-20 minutes of Leisure World. The courses are always quite full, so advance reservations are available via a sign-up sheet at each round. There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for lowest net and fewest number of putts in each flight, birdies, and closest to the pin on two par-3 holes. Holes-in-one and Eagles (2 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

Genealogy Club

LWers are invited to attend the Genealogy Club’s regular membership meeting on May 25 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Social time begins at 9 a.m. with coffee and treats, followed by the meeting at at 10 a.m. 

At the meeting, Gary Fredericksen will present “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Evaluating Genealogical Sources.” A frequent presenter at Southern California genealogy societies, Fredericksen was the president of the Sun City Palm Desert Genealogy Club for more than 10 years and the newsletter editor for the Palm Springs Genealogical Society. After 35 years in the California State University System, he retired in 2005 as vice president for student affairs at Cal Poly Pomona College. He currently teaches both beginning and advanced genealogy for the Learning in Retirement Program in Palm Desert. His wife, Ardyn, is a fifth-generation Californian, abd they have three children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

—Mary Romero

Men’s Golf Club

At the LW Men’s Golf Club tournament on May 11, two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers vied 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. 

A total of 53 golfers teed off at the 1,658-yard, par-54, 18-hole Turtle Lake Golf Course. The morning was cool but sunny initially with little wind. The wind stiffened late in the morning, and it got warm. The greens have recovered from the recent aeration, but there are weed patches. The tee boxes and fairways continue to be well-maintained. Only 19 of the golfers were net at or under par, plus there were 11 circle holes and 57 birdies. Closest to the pin on the eighth hole was Bob Turner, and on the 17th hole, it was Hyon Shin.

A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-7, B Flight is 8-11, and C Flight is 12-18.

A Flight: First place: Alan Sewell, an excellent 5 under 49; second: Pat Paternoster, a very good 4 under 50; third: tie between Dave LaCascia and Bill Lyons, a hard-earned 3 under 51; fourth: tie between Fujio Norihiro, Young J. Kim and Hyon Shin, a sweet 2 under 52; fifth: tie between Kyoo Choi, Mike Mayfield and Ron Jackson, 1 under 53; sixth: tie between Bill McKusky and Dale Williamson, even par 54.

B Flight: First place: Joon Sup Yoon, a super 5 under 49; second: Bruce Bowles, even par 54; third: tie between Won Song, Walt Bier and Don Newhall, 1 over 55; fourth: tie between Jim Bassett, Rolando Ramirez, Sam Williamson and Bob Johnston, 2 over 56.

C Flight: First place: Ben Benjamins, a nice 5 under 49; second: Steve Kang, an outstanding 4 under 50; third: Mike Carlson, a very good 3 under 51; fourth: tie between Jack Haskins and Manny Miranda, a fine 1 under 53; fifth: Byron Schweitzer, 1 over 55; sixth: tie between James Choi and Richard McPartland, 2 over 56.

The Men’s Golf Club Spring Picnic is scheduled for June 15 at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at all Women’s, Men’s, and Guys & Gals tournaments. The next Men’s Men’s Golf Club tournament will be on May 25. Golfers are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time and be ready to play. Anyone who had planned to play in any tournament and cannot should contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as possible. 

—Dave LaCascia


The yahtzee winners from May 6 were: Joann Lester and Suzanne Parks, most yahtzees, six; Kathy Rose, highest score, 1,586; and Donna Wenrick, door prize. 

The club meets every Friday from 12:30-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. New members must know how to play yahtzee and be able to keep score accurately; lessons are available for those who wish to learn the game. For more information, contact Kathy Rose at (714) 309-6873.

—Kathy Rose

AuthorSpeak series returns

The Leisure World Library will resume its AuthorSpeak program this summer. Each month from June-September, an author will give a presentation, followed by a question-and-answer period and book signing, at Veterans Plaza. Refreshments will be served. Events are from 11 a.m.-noon. 

On June 3, LW author Dave Silva will discuss his nonfiction book “Searching for Utopia”;  movie producer and director Wolfgang Glattes reviews his career, as detailed in his book “Memories of La La Land,” on July 8; Debra Holland will discuss her long-running “Montana Sky” historical romance series on Aug. 12; and on Sept. 9, Michael McGrorty will share short stories from his book “The Swimmer and Others: Stories of the Second World War.” 

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

—Taylor Greene, library operations supervisor

Art History Club

The Art History Club meets in the Learning Center in Clubhouse 3 at 9:30 a.m. on the second and the fourth Thursdays of every month. Members discuss classical masterpieces, as well as their artists backgrounds; currently, the group is focusing on the Impressionist period. Attendees will talk about Monet, Renoir, Sisley and Bazille during the May 26 meeting, with Manet, Pissaro, Degas and Cassat scheduled for June 9.

Lectures are given in Korean, but videos and slideshows are captioned in English. All residents who are interested in classical art history are welcome; there are no dues or fees. For more information, contact Ken Chong at (562) 362-8590.

Monday Night Bunco

The winners from the May 9 meeting of Leisure World’s Monday Night Bunco are: Bev Friedman, Joyce Ingram and Bill Zurn, most buncos; Arleen Cullison and Barbara Robarge, most wins; Sandy Weisenstein, most babies; Nancy Floyd, Rita Fueyo and Larry Sholman, most losses; and Diane Seeger, door prize.

The next meeting is on May 23. The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. There is a halftime social. Contact Gail Levitt at (562) 596-1346 with any questions.

—Gail Levitt



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License BRN000.   6/30


Opal and Ruby drop earring set in Sterling Silver (1-sided) lost between CH3 and CH4. Please contact owner at 562-598-1849.


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

License 699080 Serving LW since 1999.   7/21


Veteran-Owned. For ALL Your  Electrical-Needs/714-406-9650!  30+ Years Experience.  Bonded/Insured. Web address Cal39.com  State License 980763.  5/19



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

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.   6/30


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. 7/07


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   6/16


Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License 1049257.   5/26


Bel-Rich Painting.   Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131.  7/21



CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002.  8/04


SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B.   12/29/2022

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841. State Contractors License 578194.   6/16

Window Washing


I clean Inside/Outside-(OR)-Clean-Outside-ONLY and SAVE $$$. LW-Resident/Rich Livitski. Seal Beach Business License LIV0004. (562)-600-0014   5/26



Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm. (562) 430-9966, (562) 822-6655.


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


WIN A Free Portrait Of Your Pet By Noel. To Sign Up Go To: FurryFriendsArt.net  Winner Announced Monthly Via Email

Questions: Call Noel 562-380-0949 You Can’t Lose!  5/26


I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands. 949-899-7770. Available 24×7. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006.   6/16



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.   6/16


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 30-years  LW experience, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24-hours, part-time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English.  Ann 714-624-1911, 562-277-3650 – Heidi. Seal Beach License HYC0001.   6/02



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003   5/19


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.   6/09


Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License CAM0006.   5/26


Caregiver/Light-Cleaning/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Cooking/Laundry. Anthony Camacho College Student 714-605-6869. Business License 14206318. 5/26


CTC Home Care Inc. Caregivers are Trained/Licensed/Bonded/Insured/Honest and speak good English. Available to work Full-Time/Part-Time. Licensed to drive for Doctor-Appointments/Groceries. Contact Person Consuelo/714-820-0294. Seal Beach Business License 14206475.  6/23


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. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. (714)-425-4198.   7/28


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36-years. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 6/16


Experienced housekeeper providing weekly-and-monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License 

HEL0006.   6/16



WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING. CALL PHIL  AT 562-881-2093 Over 30 years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. 7/14



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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.   7/28


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Call Gloria 949-371-7425.  Seal Beach License RAZ002.  6/09


Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008.   6/09


MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/Call anytime! Complete-cleaning. Seal Beach Business License M0001A.  Call/562-505-1613.   5/26


LeeGee Cleaning Services.  Move-In, Move-Out. Deep Cleaning and/or Recurring. General Housecleaning,Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly.  7-Days Call/Text Lisa/714-916-7796. SB  Business License LEE0004.  5/19


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001   5/26


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus-Removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW-Resident  SB License FUH0001.   6/09



Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, running-or-not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release -of-Liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote.  7/28


Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124.  12/29/2022



Offers FREE advice on buying/selling of your golf cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859   5/19


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   6/02


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093.   7/14

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   6/30



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  8/04



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618.   5/19


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE. Looking to buy Mid-Century Furniture/“ETC”/Men-Women Sterling-Silver-Rings/Old-Jewelry/Men-Women Vintage Clothing. 562-243-7229.  7/14


Mutual-7 Yard Sale Northwood Road. Thursday/May-19th. Sale: peanut-butter machine, cookie-jars, cookbooks, elephants.


Table-Lamps 2-Large/$40-both and 2-Small/$30-both, Beige colored shade with fringe and beautifully carved base.  Excellent condition.  Also, Heavy Duty 3-Tier 14-Hooks Hat/Coat/Umbrella-Stand/Clothes Hanger Holder/Stylish and Elegant Tree Design. Practical/Modern and Functional/Strong Base (Natural with/Marble). Pearl White. Like New. $40/OBO.  714-392-6374


5-pieces Early American Furniture (bed includes queen-size mattress/bed-frame) ALL for $1,500. Call/562-370-5656.


For Sale – Counter height bar table/stools, pair recliners, dresser/nightstands. Call Docia 714-514-8232.


2-cabinets, bookcase, electric professional facial chair in good condition. 562-296-5328.


55” Vizio TV still in good condition (U-PICK-UP). Call 253-531-7287.


Carport space available. Call 562-446-0464 for further details.


Carport Space-&-Locker available Mutual-2 on Merion Way. Building-37/Space-2.   $300 1-year lease  562-446-0303.