LWW Translate/Vie 06-01-23

General News

Shuffleboarders elated over promise of refurbished courts

by Ruth Osborn


In its last meeting of the 2022-23 term, the GRF Board said goodbye to four directors who are stepping down, some after years of service to LW. 

GRF President Marsha Gerber thanked director Leah Perrotti for her eight years representing Mutual 1; GRF Treasurer Phil Friedman, who has been on his Mutual 15 or GRF Board for a decade; and Sandy Geffner, Mutual 3, and Lucy Ablessor, Mutual 7, who are both concluding single terms. 

It was business as usual except for the sea of red in the audience. A small army of shuffleboard players in their red club t-shirts, led by club president Kay Mount, turned out to support an agenda item to refurbish the courts.

“Thank you all for being here,” said GRF Director Donna Gambol who represents Mutual 1. “I am a former member and it’s a fascinating hobby. Shuffleboard is beginning to become popular with younger professionals. It’s the pickleball of tomorrow.”

The board voted unanimously to allocate $10,950 plus a 20% contingency to level, bevel and otherwise spruce up the facility.

Shuffleboard has recently surged in popularity here, largely because anyone can play. The game doesn’t require speed or agility, and can be played from a wheelchair or if using a cane.

During the public comment time, Mount told the board that the Shuffleboard Club has an “enormous commitment” to attracting new members. Since January, seven league teams averaging seven members are playing at the courts every week. More than 300 residents are registered players, representing a 280% increase since Mount became club president.

Repairing the cracked and uneven courts will restore the facility to “a beautiful LW amenity,” Mount said. The courts overhaul should be complete in time for the club’s 60th anniversary in July.

Among other highlights were:

Ampitheater Dressing Room Air Conditioning

Upon the recommendation of the Recreation Committee, the board authorized $16,920 to install air conditioning and heating in the dressing rooms in the Amphitheater building.

Service Maintence Utility Vehicles

Upon the recommendation of the Security, Bus and Traffic Committee, the board voted to approve $51,742 for the purchase of two heavy-duty electric utility vehicles to replace two of the GRF fleet’s Cushman gas-powered carts. The board recently approved the purchase of two club car utility vehicles that are now in service. The two vehicles approved at the meeting have a load capacity of 2,000 pounds and will add a heavy-duty component to the fleet, which is aging and slowly being replaced.

1.8-Acre Ad Hoc Committee Report

GRF Director Carole Damoci representing Mutual 12 reported that the committee is waiting for the engineering report.

LW Bylaws Ballot Update

Damoci also reported that the GRF Bylaws ballot effort is only 880 votes short of the 3,305 ballots that must be returned with a “yes” majority for the amendments to pass. The amendment is needed to update archaic language in the bylaws.

Mailed ballots must be received before noon on Monday, June 5, so mail them as soon as possible for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Allow 4-5 days for delivery. LWers can also return ballots in person between 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6, in Clubhouse 4. 

Accurate Voting will begin counting ballots at 10 a.m.

Seal Beach officials distribute free iPads to LW residents

by Ruth Osborn


Seal Beach city officials, including Mayor Thomas Moore and Council member Nathan Steele, were in Leisure World last week to distribute fully loaded iPads to several lucky Leisure World clubs.

The gift of 15 free iPads was made possible by a state Access Technology grant awarded to the County of Orange Social Services Agency and OC Community Resources/OC Community Services’ Office on Aging. The Access Technology program is managed by the California Department of Aging.

This award helps support the “Bridging the Digital Divide Program” targeted older adults with disabilities living in Orange County. The purpose of the program is to help seniors with accessing and using online technology. 

The distribution of iPads, including data plans and training, will foster greater connection among clubs and residents in Leisure World.

The City of Seal Beach received the iPads as part of this grant opportunity, according to Seal Beach Assistant City Manager Patrick Gallagos.

Seal Beach Mayor Thomas Moore used his council discretionary funds to pay for keyboards, screen protectors and cases that will provide protection for the iPads and make the device more versatile and user-friendly.

The fully loaded devices were distributed to the Sunshine Club, the LW Women’s Club and the Filipino Association of LW, according to Gallagos. 

He and his team spent several hours in LW last week getting the devices ready to hand off to LWers.

Gallagos contacted Anna Derby, president of the Sunshine Club, for recommendations on iPad distribution. 

Each of those clubs is known for its philanthropic work in LW.

Ballots must be received by June 5

The Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Annual Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 13, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4 and livestreamed via YouTube.

Every year, GRF conducts an election to seat representatives from Mutuals on the GRF Board of Directors. This year, odd-numbered Mutuals are electing directors as follows: two representatives from Mutual 1 (because of its larger size) and one each from the other odd-numbered Mutuals. Accurate Voting Services is conducting the vote-by-mail 2023 election. 

In addition to ballots mailed to elect GRF directors, every GRF member also received a ballot to amend outdated GRF bylaws. For those amendments to pass, at least 3,305 ballots must be returned with a “yes” majority (for more information, see page 5).

In both cases, the Inspectors of Election must receive mailed ballots on or before noon on Monday, June 5, to be counted.

People can also bring their sealed ballots to Clubhouse 4 between 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6. The polls will close at 10 a.m., and the counting process will begin.   

For a replacement ballot, call Accurate Voting Services toll free at 949-556-3936. 

At the Annual Meeting June 13, members who have questions or comments are welcome to participate. To make a comment, fill out the form on page 5 and submit it to the GRF Board office no later than Monday, June 5 (for more information, see page 5).

All-Department Town Hall planned for July

There will be an All-Department Town Hall on Wednesday, July 12, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.  Directors will give updates and residents are encouraged to ask questions during the public forum.

Minibus Orientation Meeting

A Minibus informational meeting is held on the first Thursday of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, to assist LW residents with using the many transportation services available to the Leisure World community. The next meeting will be held today, June 1. No reservations are required. The meeting starts at 10 a.m.

The GRF Transportation Department provides information on the LW Minibus service as well as the GRF appointment-based Access bus service for people with mobility challenges.

Information on other local area bus and transportation services to nearby grocery shopping and medical service destinations is also presented.

Meetings often include information and updates on the City of Seal Beach Senior Shopping Shuttle to Rossmoor and Old Ranch shopping centers and the Seal Beach Old Town Pier shuttle. These sessions are for new or current shareholders who would like to learn about the Minibus service routes and timetables.

The LW Minibus service is for everyone. Residents, Leisure World employees, visitors, family members of residents and caregivers can all ride the minibuses.

Anyone who has a valid pass to enter the community can ride on the LW buses. The only rule is each person must be 18 years of age or older or accompanied by someone who is 18 years of age or older.

Monthly Bus Tours

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

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

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

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

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

Community Guide

The 2023-24 Community Guide has been delivered to the homes of all residents. Anyone who did not receive his or her Community Guide can drop by the LW Weekly office, located next to the Amphitheater, between 8 a.m-5 p.m. to pick one up.

Free Hazardous Waste Disposal

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients are considered household hazardous waste. Products such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special handling when residents dispose of them. Residents are prohibited from disposing of household hazardous waste at the 1.8-Acre site.

Residents can dispose of their toxic waste at any of Orange County’s four Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers. The closest one to LW is the Huntington Beach Collection Center, 17121 Nichols Lane, 92647, Gate 6. Proof of county residence may be requested. E-waste such as televisions, tablets, cell phones and computers can also be taken to this collection center. 

It is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday (closed on major holidays and during rainy weather).

People who need special assistance with household hazardous waste collection and are unable to bring it to a centers should call 714-834-4000 for more information about Orange County’s Door-to-Door service. For more information, visit www.oclandfills.com/hazardous-waste.

Arts and Leisure Page 17-18

Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet Thursday, June 8, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

The assignment is to submit photos of a building or buildings. Consider taking a photo at dusk when the lights have been turned on in the building. Think about the play of light on the building. Members should send three photos to Ben Benjamins at benbenjamins@hotmail.com to be shown at the meeting. 

A Facebook page has been created for all LW residents interested in photography. On Facebook, look for “Photographic Arts Club of Leisure World.” This is a private page to avoid outside ads and comments. To join, hit the “join” button, and LW residents will be approved. People can feel free to post their favorite photos. In the “comments” section, people can ask questions about cameras, iPhones or photography in general. A quick response will be provided.

People should also bring photos of their choice to be displayed and to be commented on at the meeting. Hooks and labels will are available to hang framed photos in the hall of Clubhouse 3.

Individuals with technical or other questions will be paired with someone who can help them for individual discussion after the meeting. Everyone is welcome. 

For information about the club, call Regine Schumacher at 562-430-7978.

Community Karaoke

The catchy beat of “Sunday Morning Coming Down” sung by Richard Yokomi set the tone for an evening of karaoke on May 24. Mariza Jouquin followed with “Close to You.” 

“Till I Kissed Ya” by Mila Cruz had the audience swaying to the music. The audience loved the duets. First-timers Lynne Gehrman and Tonette Kadrmas beautifully harmonized “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.”

Eileen Merritt and Walt Bier were in sync doing “Don’t Close Your Eyes.” Ric Dizon and Janice Chapman voices blended singing “Among My Souvenirs.”

Sue and Walter Piippo sang an energetic “For the Longest Time.” Later in the evening, enthusiastic singers had fun mixing up duet combinations done by Kenny Notorleva, Sherlene Wallis, Vinny Correnti, Elizabeth Butterfield, Anna Le and Bob Barnum. 

The Karaoke Club hosts its fast-paced karaoke nights in Clubhouse 1 each Wednesday. The audience is always entertained by 30 plus happy LW neighbors singing some familiar hits, as well as something new.

To start singing, people can join the small group on Mondays in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. to select and practice a song. Everyone is welcome.

Dancers & Mixers

The Dancers and Mixers Dance Club will host a ballroom dance from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, in Clubhouse 4. Live music will be provided by Linda Herman. Song requests are always encouraged, because there are not too many that she doesn’t know. 

Ballroom dancing is a great exercise for seniors. There is always a mixer and line dancing is part of the program. People should bring their favorite snacks and beverages and join in the fun. Partners are not needed. 

Everyone is welcome to attend, as attendance is always free, although the club appreciates donations. Plan to dance the night away. 

GRF Swap Meet

The GRF Recreation Department will host a swap meet on Saturday, June 17, in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-noon. 

Vendors who are interested in securing space should come into the Recreation Department in Building 5, lower level, as soon as possible. 

Space will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Tables cost $10 (no half tables; two table limit). Vendors must provide their own canopies as they are not available through GRF. 

Come out and meet neighbors and find new and gently used treasures. For more information, contact thomasf@lwsb.com or call 562-431-6586, ext. 476 or 324.

Weekend Night Dances
The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra is Leisure World’s own professional big band, playing big band swing and jazz standards. The orchestra will perform Sunday, June 4, from 6-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The Velvetones play regularly at Clubhouse 4 on the first and third Sunday evenings.

Cabaret Entertainers presents Vinyl Rock Saturday, June 11, in Clubhouse 4 at 7 p.m. All are welcome, but guests must be accompanied by the resident who invites them. 

Vinyl Rock is an Orange County-based band of eight members who passionately perform classic rock, pop and Motown tunes primarily from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Vinyl Rock is sponsored by Cabaret Entertainers and is free to GRF members and their guests. Leisure suits, Fu Manchu ‘staches, mullets and big hair are welcome, but not required.

On Saturday, June 24, Abilene returns to Clubhouse 2 at 7 p.m. Abilene is Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band going strong for 20 years. Terry Otte leads Abilene and shares singing duties with Tina Schaffer. Guitarist Rod Anderson, Jim Greer on the drums and bassist Doug Decker round out the group. Doors open at 6:30 and the music goes till 9.

Opera Club

Everyone is invited to come and watch a new opera, “The Hours,” on Tuesday, June 6, at 1:30 p.m. in the Learning Center of Clubhouse 3. This will be the first opera the club watches in June.

“The Hours” is a 2022 opera in two acts with music by Kevin Puts and an English-language libretto by Greg Pierce, based on Michael Cunningham’s 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and its 2002 film adaptation, both with the same title. The opera was commissioned by New York’s Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Three lives are connected by Virginia Woolf’s 1925 novel “Mrs Dalloway.” In 2001, Clarissa Vaughan (Renée Fleming), a New Yorker, prepares an award party for her AIDS-stricken long-time friend and poet, Richard (Kyle Ketelsen). In 1951, Laura Brown (Kelli O’Hara) is a pregnant California housewife with a young son, currently in an unhappy marriage.

 In 1920s England, Virginia Woolf (Joyce DiDonato) battles with depression while struggling to finish her novel “Mrs Dalloway.” The opera takes place within the span of a single day in three different decades, alternating between them to follow the three women. 

In the final scene, unique to the opera, the three female protagonists, Laura, Clarissa and Virginia, sing a trio, realizing that in their connection to one another across different times and places, they are not alone.

Viewers who are unfamiliar with the book or the film may want to read a full synopsis before attending the opera. The synopsis can be found on Wikipedia under “The Hours (opera)”

The production is in English with English subtitles. Attendees are invited to wear masks indoors, if desired. No dues or fees are collected. For more information, email Opera Club President Margaret Gillon at MargaretGi@yahoo.com or call her at 562-370-3844.

Coin Club

The Coin Club will meet June 14 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1:30 p.m. Members can participate in door prizes, refreshments, coin auctions, coin raffles and group discussions regarding currency and coins. 

Refreshments will be provided. LW residents can have coins evaluated at no cost.

Hula beginners class cancelled; new dances begin

Hui O Hula offers hula lessons twice a week on Tuesday upstairs in Clubhouse 6 and on Thursday at Veterans Plaza—or inside Clubhouse 3 when weather is unfavorable. Both classes start at 1 p.m. All are welcome. 

Beginners class cancelled

The six-week class for absolute beginners, which cost $25 for material reimbursement, was scheduled to begin June 6, but has been cancelled due to an unexpectedly heavy performance schedule in June. 

Dancers are gearing up to entertain the LW Latino Club on June 8; the LW Christian Fun and Fellowship Club on June 20; Rowntree Gardens Assisted Living on June 22; Korean Military World Celebration on June 25; and the LW Hearing and Sighted Impairment Club on June 27. 

Longtime member moves to Ohio

After living in LW for over 35 years, beloved dancer Donna O’Keefe’s hula family bids farewell and fond aloha as she gets ready to return to her family in Ohio. The club wishes a happy June birthday to Cynthia Saxon (pictured, third from left). 

After retiring 10 years ago, Saxon has been dancing with Hui O Hula for nine years. She enjoys travelling solo. 

“Not being able to hear everything, I welcome mother nature in silence and take in all sights delightfully,” she said. Her sense of humor enables her to enjoy life and be welcomed everywhere. 

New dances introduced by volunteer teachers

Even though the special beginners class is canceled, anyone new to hula is welcome to drop in to the club’s meeting upstairs at Clubhouse 6 every Tuesday at 1. 

Dancers Susan Cucci and Keiko Kawamoto have been volunteering their time to help the malihini (newcomers) with the basic hula steps and different dance subjects. 

Dancer Yo Kishi, who has been teaching hula to beginners for more than a decade, remembers more basic hula steps (there are 17) than Jojo Weingart, who started Hui O Hula. She is also willing to help. In fact, most old-timers are happy to share their hula knowledge in this friendly class.

Twice a week, dancers enjoy friendship and swaying to melodic island music together. In nearly two decades, more than 100 hula have been taught and learned. Old hula often become new hula. 

Besides the “oldies but goodies,” dancers are now learning how to use the pu’ili (bamboo rattles) and the ‘ili’ili (river rocks) in song “Ka Huila Wai” (The Water Wheel). It is amusing to see the dancers using the implements to tell the story instead of their hands.  

For more class information or performance schedule, call 562-431-2242.

—Jojo Weingart

Leisure Time Dancers

This week in Cha-Cha, the series being developed added leaders’ back-and-forth breaks to the fifth position breaks and Promenade Back Breaks. In EC Swing, Cuddle In-Outs were added to the Change Positions. Those interested can join the group on Monday afternoons, in the dance studio, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Cha-Cha is at 2 p.m., followed by East Coast Swing at 3 p.m. No partner is necessary; class will rotate so everyone dances. Beginners welcome. A review of basics will be included. The cost is $7 per person for one class, $11 per person for two classes in a single day. For more information, contact Leisure Time Dancers President Jackie Theis at 310-743-9373.

Tickets for GRF bus trips on sale now

Tickets for two new bus trips are now on sale at the Recreation Department in Building 5 on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The first cultural trip of the year will take place on the morning of July 7 as Leisure Worlders visit Pacific Palisades to enjoy the Getty Villa. 

Lunch will not be provided but residents will have the opportunity to buy lunch at the museum as LWers tour the historic villa. Tickets are $25. Space is limited.

The Pageant of the Masters excursion will be Wednesday, Aug. 30, in the evening. The all-inclusive tickets, $94, are expected to go fast. This year’s theme is titled “In the Company of Artist Art Colony,” which acknowledges the deep connections of the festival and pageant to early artists who arrived in Laguna Beach. 

Recreation looks forward to seeing old and new faces as it ramps up for the Amphitheater concert series, movies, bus excursions and the holidays. 

For more information, contact Mayoka Bassell at the Recreation Department at 562-431-6586, ext.476, or via email at mayokab@lwsb.com.

GRF will host July 4 car show

The GRF Recreation Department will host its annual Independence Day event with a classic car show, the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Parade, a craft club show and a Roy Orbison tribute band on Monday, July 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Clubhouse 6 and the parking lot.

The GRF Transportation Department will run a continuous shuttle to Clubhouse 6 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. from Clubhouse 4. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of park-and-ride. 

Mark Barnett performs the best loved and challenging songs of the legendary Roy Orbison, plus the most popular music of the ‘50s and ‘60s with his band The Black & White Knights.

Activities will start at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot, with more to see inside. 

Residents, their families and friends are all welcome. Koffel’s will bring the taco truck and Lucille’s BBQ truck will have refreshments for purchase.

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

The Theater Club will offer its popular free face painting to kids of all ages, whether they are a GRF member or not.

Arts and craft clubs will display, and offer for sale, their talents inside the clubhouse in the table tennis area, which will be closed for the day along with the fitness center. 

Clubs that have been selected should contact Recreation at 562-431-6586, ext. 476 or 398, or email kathyt@lwsb.com to confirm the equipment needed for their display. Some space may still be available and any GRF craft club can apply.

Grab ‘N Go June 1-6

Thursday: Domino’s Pizza—Call ahead at 562-493-2212 for special orders, wings and salads. Ordering available from 3:30-7 p.m.; cash and cards accepted.

Monday: Italian Burgers and Grill Food Truck (New)—Burgers, chicken, steak and loaded fries. Menu available online at rb.gy/vuspg. Preorders accepted online at info@italianburgergrill.com or by text at 424-299-6291. Truck will be onsite from 4-6 p.m.; cash and cards accepted.

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites plus hot dogs, burgers and fries, available from 5-7 p.m.; no preorders allowed, cash and cards accepted. The truck will be located in the Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot. 

Upcoming: Monday, June 12: Lucille’s BBQ

Upcoming: Wednesday, June 14: Cousin Maine’s Lobster Truck 

For questions or to give feedback, call 562-431-6586, ext. 398. On-call bus service is available from 4:30 p.m. on; regular service before 4:30 p.m. and anytime on weekends. Call 562-431-6586, ext. 379, to request a ride.

Vendors are subject to change. Watch LW Live for changes. People can sign up for LW Live at www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/.

Legends of Rock

Based on the great turnout of awesome Leisure World rockers and dancers, the Pickleball Club is pleased to announce its sponsoring another Wednesday “Hump Day” dance party free to all Leisure World Residents and their guests. 

This month’s dance will be held on Wednesday, June 14, in Clubhouse 2. 

The live music dance party features the Legends of Rock (LoR) Dance Band that plays throughout Orange County and includes Leisure World resident Jon Pearlstone. 

The LoR Dance Band plays music that makes people want to dance and party, featuring the best in classic rock dance tunes from the greatest artists like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elvis, Springsteen, Petty and many more. 

Residents are invited to come by Clubhouse 2 Wednesday, June 14, from 5:30-8 p.m. and join the fun. All concerts are BYO-everything with donations greatly appreciated.

For more information, contact Legendsrocktribute@gmail.com or join their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086479654224 for other fun dance and live music events.

Paws, Claws and Beaks Club

Pet lovers are invited to the June 8 monthly meeting of the Paws, Claws and Beaks Club in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area at noon. Pets are welcome. The event will be a potluck. Attendees should call President Bonnie Kaplan at 713-930-5314 and let her know what they’re bringing.

Dr. Steven Wasserman, RN, DC, CVCP, will speak about “The Best Care for Your Best Friend.” Wasserman will demonstrate a full exam on a live pet and showing the kinds of treatment that are available for pets. After a thorough consultation, Dr. Wasserman will evaluate pets’ gait, do a chiropractic, orthopedic and neurological exam, and report back to the veterinarian to initiate a treatment plan. RSVP to Kaplan at 713-930-5314.

VIES—June 1 2023, pages 4 and 5

Perspectives, page 4

Letters to the Editor


A lot of people get LifeLock, and for some it’s free. But some people pay a monthly fee, and the problem with that is you wear it  around  your neck and when you go to sleep you take it off and put it on the nightstand. 

If you get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, that LifeLock is usually is still on the nightstand, and that’s when people fall in the bathroom. 

Instead, consider the Echo Dot,  a hands-free smart speaker with a compact design.

Echo Dots come in various sizes and prices and can be purchased at Amazon.com, but for safety purposes, the Echo Dot is more than sufficient.  

It is easy to set it up. You can input emergency contacts, so if you fall from anywhere in your house, you can just scream out, “Alexa, call  911.” The Echo Dot will call 911 and your emergency contacts. 

I have one, and I love it because you can have it start a grocery list, play music, tell you the time or weather, set a timer, and even play trivia all for one time cost with no monthly fee. Amazon often has them on sale.

The echo dot will only call 911 if you have a landline, but it will call all your emergency numbers, even if you don’t. 

Adrianne Rosenfeld

Mutual 14


It has been stated by many residents that we are not in favor of extending hours for the North Gate. This challenges the “security” aspect; especially those of us located at the perimeter wall. Firstly, this wall was not built higher, as the other perimeter walls are, and now having to worry about additional noise and access causes a bigger fear for us, as well as the quality of sleep. Many go to bed earlier than later.

Wendy Souza

Mutual 15

Government, page 5

Surplus Equipment Sale

A surplus weight bench from the Fitness Center and six ping pong tables from Clubhouse 6 are available for sale at the GRF Purchasing Department.

For more information, call 562-431-6586, ext. 307.

GRF Board Recap

GRF Board Meeting 

May 23, 2023

Approved Consent Agenda

MOVED and approved as amended; the minutes of the GRF Board of Directors Minutes, March 28, 2023; Accept the Interim Financial Statements, March 2023, for Audit; Approve Reserve Fund Investment Purchase.

Capital Funding: Air Conditioning Unit for Amphitheater Dressing Rooms 

MOVED to approve installing air conditioning at the Amphitheater dressing rooms as described, for a total cost not to exceed $16,920.00, which includes a 20% contingency, Capital Funding and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Capital Funding: Service Maintenance Utility Vehicles 

MOVED to approve two (2) Taylor-Dunn Bigfoot burden carrier utility vehicles for a total cost not to exceed $51,742.84 and authorize the President to sign the contract. 

Reserve Funding: Shuffleboard Courts 

MOVED to award contract to Floor Care of Arizona for leveling, beveling, and filling of cracks on six courts. Follow by removing paint and lines, reinstalling lines and numbers for $10,950.00 plus a 20% contingency for a total cost not to exceed $13,140.00, Reserve Funding and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Amend 30-1001-5, Glossary Term 

MOVED to amend 30-1001-5, Glossary of Terms: Governing Documents, as presented.

Amend 30-5022-3, Community Rules Violation Panel Charter 

MOVED to amend 30-5022-3, Community Rules Violation Panel Charter.

Amend 30-5025-3, Golden Rain Foundation Director’s Handbook 

MOVED to amend 30-5025-3, Golden Rain Foundation Director’s Handbook, as presented. 

Amend 40-2920-3, Budget Controls 

MOVED to amend 40-2920-3, Budget Controls, as presented. 

Rescind 30-5175-3, Facilities and Amenities Ad Hoc – Committee Charter 

MOVED to rescind 30-5175-3, the charter for the Facilities and Amenities Review Ad Hoc Committee.

GRF Bylaws Ballot

The GRF mailed a bylaw amendments ballot to every household on May 5. 

Member participation is very important as 3,305 ballots must be returned with a “yes” majority for the amendments to pass.

Mailed ballots must be received before noon on Monday, June 5, so mail them as soon as possible for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Allow 4-5 days for delivery. 

LWers can also return ballots in person between 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6, in Clubhouse 4. 

Accurate Voting will begin counting ballots at 10 a.m.

Each Mutual will have one or more winners depending on its number of units as follows: Mutual 1, 844 units, eight cards; Mutual 2, 864 units, eight cards; Mutual 3, 432 units, four cards; Mutual 4, 396 units, three cards; Mutual 5, 492 units, four cards; Mutual 6, 408 units, four cards; Mutual 7, 384 units, three cards; Mutual 8, 348 units, three cards; Mutual 9, 384 units, three cards; Mutual 10, 276 units, two cards; Mutual 11, 312 units, three cards; Mutual 12, 452 units, four cards; Mutual 14, 328 units, three cards; Mutual 15, 502 units, five cards; Mutual 16, 60 units, one card; and Mutual 17, 126 units, one card.


Meeting Agenda 

Tuesday, June 6, 10 a.m. 

Clubhouse 4

This meeting may also be live streamed at www.lwsb.com. 

The tab will be active 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

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

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

2. Roll Call

3. President’s Announcement

4. Member Comments/Correspondence 

5. Commence Counting Process

6. GRF Board Meeting Recess

7. GRF Board Call to Order

8. Announce the Results of the Election 

9. Gift Card Drawing

10. Adjournment

11. Next Meeting


Tuesday, June 13, at 1 p.m., Clubhouse 4


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

Tues., June 6 GRF Ballot Counting

Clubhouse 4/Zoom 10  a.m.

Tues., June 13 GRF Annual Meeting

Clubhouse 4/Zoom 1 p.m.

(board organization and ratification 

follows annual meeting.)

A quorum or more of the directors may be present, only to listen and observe, and no formal board action will be taken.

Mutual Meeting Schedule

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

Fri., June 2 Mutual 6, annual meeting

Clubhouse 4/Zoom 10 a.m.

Thur., June 8 Mutual 12, annual meeting

Clubhouse 4/Zoom 10 a.m.

Fri., June 9 Mutual 2, annual meeting

Clubhouse 4/Zoom 10 a.m.

Mon., June 12 Mutual 9

Admin/Zoom 9 a.m.

Mon., June 12 Mutual 1, annual meeting

Clubhouse 4/Zoom 10 a.m.

Tues., June 13 Mutual 5, annual meeting

Clubhouse 4/Zoom 10 a.m.

Tues., June 13 Mutual 16

Admin/Zoom 1 p.m.

Wed., June 14 Mutual 4 (9 a.m., open forum)

Admin/Zoom 9:15 a.m.

Wed., June 14 Mutual 3, annual meeting

Clubhouse 4/Zoom 10 a.m.

Thurs., June 15 Mutual 11

Admin/Zoom 1:30 p.m.

Fri., June 16 Mutual 15, annual meeting

Clubhouse 4/Zoom 10 a.m.

Cast ballots now in GRF election

 Every year, the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) conducts an election to seat representatives from Mutuals on the GRF Board of Directors. This year, odd-numbered Mutuals are electing directors as follows: two representatives from Mutual 1 (because of its larger size) and one each from the other odd-numbered Mutuals. Accurate Voting Services is conducting the vote-by-mail 2023 election. 

Here’s how to cast a ballot:

1. After you have voted, insert the ballot into Envelope A. 

2. Seal Envelope A and insert it into Envelope B, which is pre-addressed and postage-paid. 

3. In the upper left corner of Envelope B, print your name and address (including unit number) and sign your name on the signature line. 

4. Mail pre-addressed Envelope B to:

Inspectors of Election 

Accurate Voting Services

P.O. Box 80477

Rancho Santa Margarita,

CA 92688

Allow 4-5 days for delivery. 

The Inspectors of Election must receive mailed ballots on or before noon, Monday, June 5, them to be counted.

People can bring their sealed ballots to Clubhouse 4 between 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6. 

The polls will close at 10 a.m., and the counting process will begin.  

For a replacement ballot, call Accurate Voting Services toll free at 949-556-3936.

Find weight loss support with Wa-Rite every Friday in CH 3

On May 19, the Wa-Rite Club recognized its top loser Ruth Dupuy, who lost 3 pounds. She attributed her discipline over the last week to a weight gain the prior week. 

Linda Rich was presented with a baccalaureate level certificate of achievement for reaching her 20-pound weight loss goal.  

Judy Chambers presented on finding a healthy lifestyle that feels natural. She also provided information on natural alternatives for skin care that can be found in the kitchen.

Women interested in better health, more energy and light-hearted camaraderie are enthusiastically welcome to join and visit up to three meetings for free. 

The club’s upcoming meetings are: May 26—open forum/share of information; June 2—April showers bring May flowers contest awards/cash prizes and club’s other business; June 9—presentation by a special guest Judy Aprile, Coastline College Special Programs fitness instructor, who teaches seated fitness classes in LW twice a day on Wednesdays and Fridays; June 16—club member Joyce Brannon will provide a presentation on choices and comparisons.

Wa-Rite is a non-judgmental and supportive environment that provides information, accountability and shared experiences among members who work toward their goal of being healthy and fit during their golden years.

The Wa-Rite’s June 9 meeting will be the last one from 9:15-9:45 a.m. with the weigh-ins at 10. 

Beginning June 16, the club’s times will move up by an hour as follows: the weigh-ins are from 8:15-8:45 a.m. and the meeting start time is 9 a.m. The club will continue to meet on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.  The annual membership fee is $10.  Weekly dues are ten cents. 

—Judy Chambers

Belly up to the barre with Ballet Fitness every Saturday upstairs in Clubhouse 6 at 1:30 p.m. Traditional ballet movements and classical music await. All, including men, are welcome regardless of skill level. Instructor Mel Locket (center with beard) makes ballet dancing fun and informative. This hour-long class will relax the mind and tone the body. Soft shoes, such as ballet slippers or booties and comfortable clothing are recommended. For more information, call 562-252-9676.


Meals on Wheels Orange County

Meals on Wheels Orange County in partnership with the city of Seal Beach is hosting The Lunch Cafe at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Drive, Seal Beach, Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m.-noon. It is open to anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $3, but everyone is welcome. Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for $5. Arrive 10 minutes before the start time as meals are served on a first-come, first-served basis. LW Minibus service is available for a pick up at 10:25 a.m. at the Amphitheater bus stop on St. Andrews Drive, with a drop off at the Community Center. The Minibus returns to the Amphitheater at 11:40 a.m.

Thursday, June 1

Minestrone pasta soup with sugar free crackers, Vietnamese chicken salad, Asian cucumber salad, whole wheat dinner roll, and a sugar free ambrosia.

Friday, June 2

Barbacoa beef, black beans and corn salad, Mexican rice, tortilla, and a sugar free gelatin.

Monday, June 5

Vegetarian lasagna, succotash, carrots, crackers, and a sugar free ambrosia.

Tuesday, June 6

Chicken strips with Hui Hui pineapple sauce, Chow mein noodles, broccoli, and a sugar free gelatin.

Wednesday, June 7

Breaded fish tacos, cilantro lime coleslaw, black beans and lentil salad, tortilla, pico de gallo, and a sugar-free custard.


Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., delivers freshly cooked meals for $9.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at 562-439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application or cancel a meal for the following day, before 9 a.m. the prior business day. 

Thursday, June 1

Chicken chop suey, brown rice, vegetables, seasoned carrots, cantaloupe, roast beef and cheese sandwich, and a creamy coleslaw. 

Friday, June 2

Beef stew with potatoes and vegetables, Greek chicken salad with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing and crackers. 

Monday, June 5

Herb chicken leg and thigh, oven-roasted potatoes, seasoned broccoli, tangerine, egg salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, and marinated beet and onion salad.

Tuesday, June 6

Pork loin with apple berry sauce, creamy noodles, mixed vegetables, vanilla pudding, chicken Caesar salad with lettuce, cheese, croutons, and crackers.

Wednesday, June 7

Beef goulash, whole grain dinner roll, zucchini medley, fresh plum, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and carrot and pineapple salad.


GRF presents sixth annual Health Options Expo June 30

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

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

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

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

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


Keep your brain stronger 

for longer June 15 at 11 a.m.

Join a virtual brain exercise class by Cognitive Care Solutions to workout your brain and keep it stronger for longer June 15, from 11 a.m.-noon.

The brain is not a muscle but it can function as one and get stronger with exercise and regular challenges. Brain exercise includes training the following skills: memory, reasoning, processing speed, concentration, logical sequencing, language, problem solving and visual-spatial skills.

For more information, call Allyson Lehrich at 714-356-7383 or email AllysonL@cognitivecaresolutions.com.


Osteoporosis signs and prevention

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak bones that break easily. People who smoke, have a low body weight, family members with osteoporosis, do not get enough exercise, drink alcohol (more than three drinks a day) and take certain medicines for seizures or steroids, and women over 50, are more likely to get it.

There is no cure for osteoporosis, but there are things to slow it down and tests to detect it early, such as X-rays (DXA scans), spine, hip or wrist exams, and ultrasounds.

Prescription medications in the form of a pill, a patch, or injection can slow bone loss. A primary care physician can offer other drugs and will advise to monitor possible side effects and interactions with other medications.

Dietary supplements including vitamins, powders, energy bars and herbs may assist in progression of osteoporosis. 

Lifestyle changes such as physical exercise, walking, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol and getting enough calcium and vitamin D may also lower the risk for osteoporosis.

For more information on women’s health, visit www.fda.gov/womens.

Last Friday, the Leisure World Bicycle Club members took a break at Shoreline Village, Long Beach before returning to Leisure World. The club meets on Sundays with breakfast to El Dorado Golf Course in Long Beach and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the North Gate at 9 a.m. Bicycle helmets and safe shoes are required. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Mary Romero at 562-810-4266 or Lucy Cyza at 818-209-3075.


Everyone is welcome to attend the next balance workshop on June 7 from 11 a.m.-noon in Optum HCC Large Conference Room. Presented by Renue Health clinical kinesiologist Christel Mitrovich, this interactive hybrid style seminar provides a lecture and exercise demonstrations to LW residents on balance and fall prevention. The workshop is held every first Wednesday of the month. For more information, email Christel@renue-health.com.


Fitness Fusion Club members Carl Reggiardo (l-r), Alfredo Martinez and Hans Reimer practice their exercise routine with others on a weekly basis. A health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D, who lectures at Stanford University, noted that exercise changes the brain chemistry in a way that makes it easier to connect with others. It enhances social pleasure like a high five, laughing or a hug. Fitness Fusion meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6 and on Thursdays and Saturdays at Veterans Plaza. Bring weights to Veterans Plaza for additional resistance. Everyone is welcome.


Optum HCC Events, June 7-15

iPhone Tips and Tricks to Prevent Fraud

When: Wednesday, June 7

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 10-11 a.m.

RSVP at 949-702-9488.

Sip and Paint

When: Thursday, June 8

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

RSVP at 1-877-870-2717.

Healthy Lifestyle Habits

When: Thursday, June 8

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 2-3 p.m.

No RSVP required.

For questions, call 562-366-0903.

SCAN and Medicare

When: Tuesday, June 13

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 10-11 a.m.

No RSVP needed.

Balance and Falls Prevention with Renue Health

When: Wednesday, June 14

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 11 a.m.-noon

RSVP at 562-795-6255 or come by.

Cognitive Care Seminar

When: Thursday, June 15

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 11 a.m.-noon

RSVP at 562-795-6255.


Shuffleboard Club held its last tournament of 2023

On May 23, 17 LW Shuffleboard Club members attended the GRF Board meeting in support of contracting a shuffleboard specialist to rebalance the six indoor lanes in the courts building behind Clubhouse 1. The board approved the proposal unanimously. The work is expected to take place in July.

 Twenty-four players participated in the highly competitive Joan LaCascia memorial tournament. Also, five guests, including three former club members, came to watch the games and catch up with friends. The games were followed by a luncheon of sandwiches, shrimp, vegan chili soup, cake and ice cream. 

On June 8, the club will hold an important general membership meeting at the courts building at 10 a.m. The agenda includes debriefing the recent memorial tournament, upcoming grand reopening of the courts, and the club’s 60th anniversary celebration.

Assistance with learning the basics of shuffleboard is available all month in June. The shuffleboard courts (behind Clubhouse 1 on Burning Tree Lane) and mentors are available for instruction, practice, and pick-up games Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9-11. The spring madness league invites anyone to join their pick-up games Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-3:30. The equipment is available at the courts building. Closed toe shoes are required. 

Organized leagues will resume play mid-September.  Everyone is invited to the summer practice times to learn the basics to enjoy league play. For more information, call or text Kay Mount at 775-527-0426.

—Kay Mount


Tournament Poker

Last Saturday, the Tournament Poker Club had five tables of six players. The two players with the highest hands were Wendy Wu (KKKA) and Jon Jones (66669). The promotional hand (62) was also won by Jones using the same cards that won the high hand.

The final table players were Guta Basner, Tom Pappas, Doug Wolf, Susan Dodson and Cleo Looney. There was plenty of action at the table, with Basner going out first in fifth place, followed by Pappas in fourth and Wolf in third. Two of the best women players, Looney and Dodson, continued the final table where the lead went back and forth between them until Looney finally came out on top with hole cards of A9 to beat Dodson’s A3. 

Looney has lived in Leisure World for 22 years and has been a member of the club for 16 years. This was her seventh final table win. Besides poker, she also enjoys cribbage and spending time with her family.  

Everyone is invited to play a fun and friendly game of Texas Hold’Em June 3. The club’s regular tournaments are still played on the first three Saturdays of the month in the lobby of Clubhouse 6, but its published schedule has changed. 

Beginning June 3,  the club will have a new schedule with registration beginning at 10 a.m. and cards are in the air at 10:30. 

—Debbie Barner 


Men’s Gold League

Friday Golf

On May 19, seven golfers endured the 6,000-yard par 71 Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. The course is not in the greatest condition and scores reflected the issues. Fujio Norihiro had the fewest putts for the round. Sam Choi and Gene Vesely were closest to the pin on the par three fourth hole and Choi was again closest on the par three 12th hole. There were no birdies this round.

A flight winners: Gene Vesely, first place, seven under 64; Choi, second, four under 67; Bill McKusky, third, one under 70; Gary Stivers, fourth, at even par 71; Norihiro, fifth; Bob Munn, sixth; and Lowell Goltra, seventh.

Monday Golf

On Monday, May 22, 14 golfers attacked the 5,800-yard par 70 Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. The course has remained in great shape all year except for heavy rains. The weather was overcast, cool and damp, but all the golfers played well with nine of the 12 net under par.

Dave LaCascia had fewest putts in the A flight; Tom Ross had fewest in the B flight. Munn was closest to the pin on the par three second hole and Choi was closest on the par three ninth hole. Choi had the only birdie. 

A flight winners: Choi, first, six under 64; LaCascia, second, three under 67; McKusky, third, two under 68; Fujio Norihiro and Chris Lankford tied for fourth place at one under 69; and Larry Hillhouse, fifth, three over 73.

B flight winners: Munn, first, seven under 63; Gene Vesely and Tom Ross tied for a second place at two under 68; Lowell Goltra, third, at a nice even par 70; Digna Vesely, fourth, at two over 72; and Bill Zurn, fifth.

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

There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net in each flight, birdies, closest to the pin on two par threes, and for the lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-one and eagles (two under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. 

Those interested can contact Gary Stivers at 714-313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at 801-674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia


Pool league ends season with sweepstakes

On May 22, the Spring Pool League ended its spring season with the sweepstakes event by starting an hour early with a dinner of pizza, salad and dessert. The club also decided to have its Monday team, the American, and Wednesday league, the National, each play the six teams in the other league, since they don’t play each other in thE regular season.

All three players on each team played eight ball and rotated shots.  After all six games there were two teams tied with five wins and only one loss. The Favorites, from the National league, lost their only game to the Cue Crew, from the American, but the Cue Crew lost game five to force a one-game playoff. 

Dave Ruiz of the Favorites had a ball-in-hand with two striped balls and the eight remaining on the table. He  made one ball on the corner and gave Connie Adkins a shot on the last striped ball in front of the side pocket. Adkins made the ball and left Dave Silva a straight in shot on the eight to take first place.

The Cue Crew, with Shery Wells, Gary Monahan and Bruce Pettys, finished second. The Ruffians of the National Division beat In the Money, from the American, to take third place.

The League’s most valuable player award went to John Barth, who had the most singles wins during the season.  All that extra practice worked for Barth, as he won 80% of his singles matches.

The next event on the pool schedule is something the club  started last year, the Poolathon, which will be a real test of the players’ all-around ability. Twelve players will play eight ball, nine ball, one pocket and straight pool. 

—Dave Silva


Duplicate Bridge

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

May 15: Six table winners were: Melanie Smith and Lavonne McQuilkin, north/south; Shmuel Fisher and Thad Mikols, east/west.

May 18: Howell Movement winners were: Sibyl Smith and Al Appel, first pair; and Howard Small and Sue Boswell, second pair. 

May 19: Nine table winners: Larry Topper and Thad Mikols, north/south; and Jeanette Estill and Melanie Smith, east/west. The club congratulates all winners and thanks the players for participation and support. 

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

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

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

-—John Markovich


Yahtzee Club

On May 19, the winners were: Diane Seeger, most yahtzees; Doris Dack, highest score; Sue Gass, lowest score; and Pat Herman was the door prize winner.

The club meets on the first, third and fifth Fridays of each month. The next meeting is June 2 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 1 p.m. There will be a halftime social.  

For more information, contact Diane Seeger at 562-533-5997.

—Diane Seeger, president


Men’s Golf Tournament

On May 24, two groups of three flights of variously skilled men golfers played for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus two circle holes (shots within a 5-foot radius are rewarded) and two closest to the pin challenges. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1,658-yard, 18 hole-par 54 course, that challenges all who play.

Men’s Club membership meeting is June 13 at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. The club also reminds everyone to never take golf carts onto greens or tee boxes, and be mindful of golfers teeing off behind on tee boxes 6-9, and repair tee box divots and ball marks on greens.

A total of 63 golfers challenged the course this week. A special low gross challenge was offered again this week and accepted by 17 golfers. Bob Barnum and Dong Kim took first place at one over 55; Bill Lyons, second, at two over 56; and five golfers had scores of two over 57.

With decent weather conditions there were 44 birdies and nine circle hole winners, and 35 of 63 golfers were net at or under par. Closest to the pin on the second hole was Fujio Norihiro, and on the 11th hole was Bill Lyons. Low net score was Alan Sewell at eight under 46, with Rolando Ramirez and Mike Carlson next lowest at seven under 47.

A flight winners (encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-6;  all scores below are net, which is a gross score minus handicap): Dong Kim, Thomas Kim, and Ron Steele tied for a first place at four under 50; Mark Rice and Young J. Kim tied for second, at three under 51; Bob Barnum, third, at two under 52; John Kolthoff, Pat Paternoster, Richard Jun, and Trai Nguyen tied for fourth, at one  under 53; and Mike Mayfield, fifth, at even par 54.

B flight winners (has handicaps of  7-10): Alan Sewell, first place, eight under 46; Rolando Ramirez, second, seven under 47; Bill McKusky and Don Newhall tied fro third at six under 48; Walt Bier, fourth, five under 49; Dale Williamson, fifth, four under 50; Fujio Norihiro, Bill Long, Roland Phillips, and Gene Archambault tied for sixth place at three under 51; Brian Tivnan, seventh, at two under 52; John Rudosky and Gary Newhall tied for eighth at one under 53; James Farr and Hyon Shin tied for ninth place at even par 54.

C flight winners (has handicaps of 11-18): Mike Carlson, first place, seven under 47; Sam Williamson, second, seven under 47; Ben Benjamins, third, four under 50; Paul Shellenberger, fourth, three under 51; Scott Tuchfarber, fifth, two under 52; Daniel Mahoney and Jim Bassett tied for a sixth place at one under 53; and Jack Haskins, seventh, at even par 54.

The next men’s tournament is June 14 and every second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Those who had planned to play in a tournament and cannot make it need to contact Alan Sewell at 541-324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at 801-674-5975 as soon as possible. Players must arrive 10-15 minutes prior to a scheduled tee time and be ready to play.

Tickets for the Men’s Golf Club’s annual spring/summer picnic are available at all tournaments for $5 each. The event is open to all LW Men’s and Women’s Golf Club members, as well as family and friends.

—Dave LaCascia


Cribbage Club

On May 23, Helen Elich treated Cribbage Club members to a delicious chocolate cake and ice cream in celebration of a cribbage day. Candy Meyers and Carrie Kistner helped with serving 49 club members.

Kistner and Elich scored the highest—842 points each. Drew Sargent was second with 837 points; Ron Jackson, third, with 833; and Barbara Wilke, fourth, with 828. Bob Berry won six of seven games played. The club also welcomed Myrna Losquadro as a new member.  

To learn more about the game of cribbage or joining the club, call and leave a message with Terry Thrift at 714-394-5885. This year’s dues are $5; $1 is collected from each member when play begins.

To join, see the club’s officers at the check-in desk before play begins on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. Members who come by 12:15 are guaranteed a place at the table.

—Marilyn Chelsvig


LW Women’s Golf

Thirty-five women golfers participated in the third and final week of the club championship tournament playing for low gross, low net and chip-ins.

A flight winners: Chong Hee Kim, low gross, 27, with a chip-in on No. 7; Nina DeRosa, low net, 23, with a chip-in on No. 9; and Janice Turner had a chip-in on No. 7.

B flight winners: Allison Kim and Judy Kim, low gross, 29, and Kim had chip-ins on No’s. 4 and 5; Eullia Kim, low net, 24.

C flight winners: Marilyn Hewitt, low gross, 28, with chip-ins on No’s. 4 and 6; Sue Yokomi, low net, 24; Keiko Sekino had a chip-in on No. 6 and Pam Krug had a chip-in on No. 7.

D flight winners: Elizabeth Butterfield, low gross, 36; and Neva Senske, 24, low net.

The club’s luncheon is June 6 at noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. For tickets, $10, call Liz Meripol at 562-537-0318. Anyone interested in joining the Women’s Golf Club can obtain an application from the golf course starter or contact the club treasurer Margie Thompson at 562-493-0484. 

—Liz Meripol

Religion, pages 8-10

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold service via Zoom with Rabbi Eric Dangott on Friday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m.  Rabbi Dangott will also lead the hybrid services on Saturday, June 3, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and  via Zoom at 10 a.m. 

Saturday’s Torah reading will be from the book of Numbers. Naso (to take a census), the longest portion in the Torah, opens by detailing responsibilities of the Levites. It also describes laws of a woman suspected of adultery (sotah), the Nazirite, and the priestly blessing. The portion ends by listing the gifts that heads of tribes bring to the Mishkan (Tabernacle). 

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

Congregation Sholom  has been serving Leisure World since 1962. It offers a traditional Jewish service in person and online.

Those who want to join Congregation Sholom should call Howard Brass at 714-396-0121 for a membership packet.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., in Long Beach. The sacrament service is held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays, Relief Society and Elders Quorum on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour. 

Members are reminded that Fast Sunday is held on June 4, and every first Sunday of the month.

Members who are unable to attend Sacrament services in person can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at 562-212-8641.

The reading source for this year is the New Testament. The reading assignment for the week  of June 5-11 is John 14-17. 

The devotional “Come, Follow Me” says “As you read John 14-15, you might note or mark each use of the word love. You may notice the word commandments repeated frequently in association with the word love in these chapters. What do you learn about the relationship between love and commandments from the Savior’s teachings? What other words and phrases do you find associated with love in these chapters?”

Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet with Ven. Kusala on Saturday, June 3, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9:30-11 a.m. Ven. Kusala is well known in the Buddhist community and presents Buddhism in a simple way. 

The group is interactive and those who attend are encouraged to ask questions. Donations are welcome and will support Ven. Kusala in his teachings. 

For more information, call 562-431-7275.

Community Church

Community Church will bid a fond farewell to Building Manager Rodney Leiva after 20 years of faithful service and friendship as he tendered his resignation in light of new opportunities. A celebration in his honor will be held on Sunday, June 4, after the worship service.

There was a comedian years ago who described the Trinity —God, Jesus, Holy Spirit—as a warm cherry pie cut into three pieces but with a warm gooey filling that ran back together after the knife cut the crust.  He described the trinity like this because it appears to be three pieces of pie on the outside but is still all one warm gooey filling on the inside. This Sunday, June 4,  is known as Trinity Sunday. It is the time in the life of the church when believers celebrate receiving the Holy Spirit  and being tasked with being in partnership with the Trinity.  

People are welcome to join the service on Sunday, June, at 9:50 a.m. in person or online on Zoom and on Facebook @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld. People can contact the church office to receive the Zoom link. The in-person service is followed by food and fellowship.

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

LW Baptist

LW Baptist will meet on Sunday, June 4, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. The message will recall how, long before Moses asked to know God and his ways on Mt. Sinai, the patriarch Job asked God to come and make known his ways to Job. Wonderfully, God does so, and Job’s response is like that of the hymn writer’s worship, “O Lord my God, how great thou art.” 

The Energizers Group will study the message in Psalm 55, which says that all of God’s people must learn to cast their burdens on the Lord. The group will meet on Wednesday, June 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 3 p.m.

The Men’s Bible Study Group will meet on  Monday, June 5, at 10 a.m. for fellowship and continue the study series on the era of Ruth and the judges of Israel. 

For more information, call 562-430-8598.

Faith Christian Assembly

The Bible serves as a manual or guide to life.  At Faith Christian Assembly, the messages people will hear at every service are always Bible-based and can help equip people to face life’s challenges. 

2 Timothy 3:15-17 (New King James Version) says “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Faith Christian Assembly’s Sunday services and Wednesday Bible study are opportunities to hear teachings from God’s word, which reveals his plan for the way believers should navigate  this world and draw others to him. LWers are welcome to join members of the church on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., or on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.  for “profitable” words that will help people be “thoroughly equipped for every good work.”  

Those who are interested in growing through community are welcome to join the men’s or women’s ministries. The groups  meet the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m.  The church is located 13820 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach.

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

Redeemer Lutheran

Pastor Jennifer Zahnow will be the guest preacher and celebrant for Redeemer Lutheran’s morning worship service this Sunday, June 4. LWers are invited to reflect, join the celebration and share the scripture and Communion  feast at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the Administration building where ample parking is provided. 

The organist and choir will lift peoples spirit in song as they join voices in prayer. As Martin Luther often taught, “when we sing, we pray twice.”

Redeemer Lutheran thanks those who have contributed generously to its continuous food drive. People are welcome to bring non-perishable food to the church office any time. The food is distributed to those in need in the broader community.

The outdoor chapel that reflects God’s light on sunny days is available to residents 24/7 for prayer and contemplation. People are welcome to enter on the north side of the church, near the golf course, to pause, sit on the bench or at the patio table, rest and pray.   

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

First Christian Church

First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors to join in worship and explore God’s word together, “That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine” Romans 1:12.

Pastor’s Message

Chapter 14 of Genesis records the description of a war in the land that Abram’s nephew Lot chose for himself. Four kings from the east conquered the five kings in the territory of Sodom and Gomorrah. After 12 years of subjugation, the fives kings of Sodom and Gomorrah rebelled which prompted the first war recorded in scripture. The five kings were conquered again by the kings of the east and all the people were taken captive.  Lot and his family were among those captives.  

A survivor from the battle informed Abram of the fate of his nephew, which prompted Abram to gather 318 trained servants to pursue those four kings. Abram was successful in that pursuit and defeated the kings in the territory of Damascus and rescued Lot and others that had been taken captive. This first recorded war of course would not be the last. 

War is nothing new. Since sin entered the world, a spiritual war has manifested in physical battles.  

America just celebrated Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of the United States.  From the American Revolution to present day, an estimated 1,304,444 American men and women have died in battle.  

In Isaiah 9:6,  Isaiah prophesied a peacemaker: “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder, and His name will be called, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” 

Jesus—the son mentioned in scripture—prior to his ascension into heaven said in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives it. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”  

Weekend Services

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

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

Midweek Studies

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

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

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

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

All residents are welcome to join any of the studies.

Scripture of the Week

“This is my commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you”  John 15:12.


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. Those who would like more information can call 562-431-8810.

Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times:  Sunday morning at 10:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The  Wednesday Bible study is at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Hymn Sing is held on the fourth Sunday of the month at  6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

This week’s sermon: The fruit of the spirit highlighted in this week’s sermon is goodness.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary lists synonyms for goodness as character, integrity, morality, virtue and decency.  But in today’s culture of shifting values, what is the standard by which those attributes are determined? 

Pastor Chuck Franco will  share a message titled “God’s Goodness Versus Man’s Goodness” this Sunday, June 4, supplying the only reliable, absolutely true standard for goodness.  

Bible Study: “The Book of Acts,” by Louie Giglio, continues to challenge contemporary believers to discover and apply the truths displayed by the early church.  If the growth and reach of the early church is not seen today, the books of Acts explains why. This encouraging and motivating study is enjoyed by  both students new to Bible study and those familiar with the Bible.  

Contact: More information about the church can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com. Those who would like prayer, personal contact from a pastor or a DVD of the 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 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.

community 14-16

Last chance to RSVP for members only luncheon

Members of the Woman’s Club of Leisure World will meet on Tuesday, June 6, in Clubhouse 2. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. This is the only meeting during the year that is for members only. Those who have been thinking about joining should do so now. People who sign up now will have their membership carried over to next year and will be  allowed to attend this year’s luncheon. Enrollment of new members and membership renewals start at 11:30. The meeting will officially begin at noon with the installation of officers for 2023-2024, followed by lunch and beverages.

Dues are $25 a year; cash or checks are accepted. These dues help the club fulfill its commitment to raise money and donate to organizations and charities who help others. The club also provides refreshments and live entertainment at most meetings. Most entertainers are new faces but with a couple of surprise shows and some old favorites mixed in.

For more information about the Woman’s Club, contact Kathy Russell at 949-293-7517.

— Beth Greeley

Humanist Association

The LW Humanist  Association will meet on Sunday, June 4, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1 at  10:20 a.m.

The club will watch a YouTube video of Steven Pinker talking about his best-selling book, “Enlightenment Now,” which Bill Gates said was his “new favorite book of all time.”

Writer, teacher and humanist Steven Pinker is best known for his books, “The Blank Slate,” and “The Better Angels of Our Nature.” In “Enlightenment Now,” Pinker makes the case for reason, science, Humanism and progress as the best path forward in improving the human condition.  He shows that despite all the negative news, life, health, property, peace, knowledge and happiness worldwide are on the rise.

After the video the club will discuss Pinker’s speech and whether he makes a convincing argument. People do not have to be humanists to attend the meetings.

—Dave Silva

seniors for peace

‘12 Angry Men’ to be screened

The Seniors For Peace Club will meet today, June 1, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The classic 1957 film “12 Angry Men” will be screened. The Academy Award-nominated film starring Henry Fonda was written by Reginald Rose and directed by Sidney Lumet.

Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen men try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror (Henry Fonda) casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy’s fate.

The club is screening this film as a follow-up to the March meeting’s topic on the death penalty and the documentary film Lindy Lou, “Juror No. 2,” which was shown then. “12 Angry Men” relates to and highlights many of the issues brought up in the documentary and the discussion that followed that screening. 

All LW residents and guests are invited to attend. For more information, call Pat Kruger at 562-357-4040.

Retired Teachers Association

Join the luncheon on Friday

The LW Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA Division 56) will hold a luncheon on Friday, June 2, at noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 5.

The June luncheon is for retired teachers. People must RSVP with Anne Stone at 714-600-6956 to attend the complimentary lunch.

Linda Quemada will provide highlights from the CalRTA State Convention held in May during the meeting. 

The group will also provide an important a status report on the WEP/GPO legislation. These bills directly affect teacher’s retirement.

-— Beverly Lloyd

Sunshine Club

Learn about housing market trends

Maryann Shaddow will give a presentation on the real estate market for Leisure World at the Sunshine Club’s next meeting on Friday, June 2, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Shaddow has been with On-Site Home Sales for the past five years. She has been a resident in Mutual 14 for the past 11 years. 

Real estate is an ever changing entity. It is now the buyer’s market. Sales have slowed, and prices are coming down slightly. It was just a few short months ago that homes were going over asking price and sold as soon as they came on the market. 

Interest rates have had a lot to do with this. When the federal government increases the interest rate, it slows the amount of money being lent. Many shareholders do not realize that even though the majority of LW homes are all cash, this stills affects residents. People who are looking to buy here are searching for a buyer on the outside. That means they often need to secure a mortgage. Since interest rates have been increasing, it is making it harder for the homes on the outside to sell and to supply potential buyers. 

Sellers have to make their homes stand out among the crowd. That means painting, flooring and staging are more important than ever. 

The On-Site Home Sales office will help LWers coordinate with approved vendors to make this as smooth and easy as possible. Realtors  come out and provide a market analysis, allowing sellers to determine what work they need to do and what price point the home will sell for. 

On-Site has people who will help clean out a unit, do repairs, and provide professional staging. 

On-Site Home Sales gives back every year to the community, which helps keep the GRF portion of the HOA’s down for residents. On-Site Home Sales is the only real estate office that is endorsed by the Golden Rain Foundation and the Mutual Corporations. Last year the company gave back $610,575.00 out of commissions. 

Finally, Shaddow will go over the process for listing homes to sell and touch on what is required from a buyer to purchase in here. Each Mutual has its own rules for buying and selling

The Sunshine Club will host four speakers this month including Shaddow. Vice President of Alzheimer’s Orange County  Patty Mouton will speak on June 9; retired Seal Beach Police Officer Rick Paap June 16; and  GRF Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick, June 23. There is no Sunshine Club meeting on Friday June 30, due to the GRF Resource Expo. 

The Sunshine Club requires  no membership fees; but  donations are welcome. 

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

FALW will hold annual Veterans Picnic on July 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is open to veterans until June 25.

Schmooze Club

Enjoy kosher pickles and schmoozing on June 13

All Leisure World residents and guests are invited to the Schmooze Club’s annual kosher pickle event on Tuesday, June 13, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The group will gather at 10 a.m. for “schmoozing” (socializing) and refreshments. The event will begin at 10:30 under the expertise of  “Rabbi Pickle” (aka Rabbi Shmuel Marcus), who will bring the supplies.

 RSVPs are required for those making pickles in order to provide enough supplies for the event.  Call Darlene Rose 562-347-8088 no later than end of the day on Thursday, June 8.

Pickle makers may make as many containers as are requested in the RSVP and will receive instructions on how to let the cucumbers continue to pickle in the brine at home.

The cost to cover materials is $5 for each container of pickles being made by the same person. Those who want to come but not make pickles, are asked to donate toward refreshments.

This is a very popular event every year and will be the club’s last event before summer. 

Guests are welcome. People must call  Rose with the names of any guests for Main Gate entry.

Plan to attend and make kosher pickles the “old fashioned” way to enjoy at a picnic or barbecue in June, share with neighbors and friends, or ‘relish” at home. 

As always, “There are no dues to schmooze.”

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

Isabel Ocampo, an experienced fundraiser with a history of working on political campaigns, was the guest speaker at the LW Democratic Club’s membership meeting on May 24. She was a stand-in for CA State Sen. Dave Min. He is currently running for election to the House of Representatives.  

Due to several recent developments, there is renewed interest in this campaign to replace Katie Porter who is the current representative in Congress from District 47. One of the other Democratic candidates for this position, Joanna Weiss, is scheduled to speak at the club’s membership meeting in July.

Min is a native Californian who went to Wharton for his economics degree and to Harvard Law School for his 2002 law degree. He began his career in public service at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Min went on to work for Sen. Chuck Schumer as an economic policy advisor. From there, he went  to the Center for American Progress as the economic policy director. During the subprime mortgage crisis, he wrote the major proposal on reforming the housing finance enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Twelve years ago, Porter and Erwin Chemerinsky recruited Min to come back to California to teach at the University of California in Irvine’s new law school.  While at UCI, he taught contracts and banking law.  His research focused on building a fairer economy and financial system, including writing leading papers on banking regulation and corporate governance. 

Min has testified six times before Congress. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, as well as in other leading publications.

Min currently serves as a California state senator in District 37.  In this role, he has been a progressive voice on a number of issues, including those relating to climate, gun violence prevention and education. This year, he is the chair of the Natural Resources and Water Committee where he is fighting to end offshore oil drilling and expand open spaces. His district overlaps with almost all of the current 47th Congressional District.  


The LW Democratic Club’s information and registration booth outside Clubhouse 6 is open on the first Tuesday of the month from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Democrats and supporters are invited to stop by to show support, get more information about club activities or register to vote.

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

Albert and Gladys Comia  (seated, left) brought their friends Richard Healy and Maria Magcalas to join the Ralphs Community Reward program. Members of the GAF board will be in Clubhouse 6 every Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. to help people sign up. People are welcome to visit the booth and have a cup of coffee. The Ralphs Community Reward program help GAF’s fundraising without additional cost to residents. For more information, text 562-301-5339.

Mutual 7 Board retirement party

Residents are welcome to join a retirement celebration from the Mutual 7 Board for Sue Rotter and Roger Bennett on Friday, June 9, at 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

People are asked to bring an appetizer for six to share and their own beverages.

To RSVP, call Kathy Rapp at 562-431-5651.

Midge Bash (center) attended the Hands On event at the Los Angeles  Fleet Week 2023 exhibits at Port of Los Angeles.

Amateur Radio

Leisure World residents Midge Bash (l-r) of Mutual 14 and Mike Simpson of Mutual 6, were joined by Seal Beach resident Don Kovell for their monthly amateur radio duty in the W6RO radio room aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach on May 15. Midge, Don and Mike are also members of the Seal Beach/Los Alamitos Amateur Radio Emergency Service Group (ARES).


Register June 12 for classes

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

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

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

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

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


obituaries, page 16

Howard C. Jarvis


Howard C. Jarvis was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 2, 1943, and died May 17, 2023. 

He  graduated from Warren High and received his teaching degree from Michigan State. He moved to California in his late 20s, teaching elementary and middle school in both states. 

Howard enjoyed life so much! His biggest interest was music, playing instruments and entertaining his friends. He was a pilot and co-owned a plane. He was a competitive roller skater. He enjoyed bike riding and motorcycling, visiting most of the states in the U.S. on his motorcycle. 

He moved to Leisure World in Mutual 9 in 1996 and was very helpful to all who lived there. Howard delivered wheelchairs and walkers for a time and was a greeter for the casino buses back in the day.

Howard was very devoted to, and very generous, to his family back in Michigan and loved them all.

He’s the beloved brother of Mary Lou (Ernie) Domenick; and was predeceased by his father Samuel, mother Charlotte, and brothers Edward and Leonard. He was a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews and three great-nephews. 

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


In Memoriam

Lilian Benton 63

Jamie Yearout 75

Sumlong Moe 81

Phyllis Maxwell 87

Raul Avalos 73

Manuel Castro Ramirez 79

Oliver Johnson 87

Ellan Lang 98

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary,


— paid obituary


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