LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 04-06-23

April 6 Edition

GRF Board considers signs, safety and fees

by Ruth Osborn


Despite an unusually long parade of residents who took to the podium during the public comment period, the GRF Board concluded its monthly business meeting March 28 in record time, well before lunch.

At the start of the meeting, 18 speakers filed to the microphone, with the majority opposing a proposed policy change that would charge clubs for complicated meeting set-ups, among other slight changes.

The proposed policy stipulates that club and group set-ups that take longer than 30 minutes will be charged at the custodial hourly rate. 

Most LW clubs will not be affected as a normal set-up, which generally takes 30 minutes or less, remains free of charge. Set-ups requiring more than a half-hour of custodial help would be charged. The cost is about $15 for the extra half hour.

Opposing the fee were representatives from a host of LW clubs, including Community Karaoke, Filipino Association of LW, golf clubs, Saturday Morning Dance and the Theater Club, among others.  

“We were told amenities would be free once we paid the member fee,” said Kathy Engelhardt of Mutual 2. “It seems like double taxation,” agreed Mary Gray of Mutual 15.

No board action was taken because the policy revision is still in the 28-day review period. That is the time allotted to residents to comment on proposed changes before the final vote. All proposed changes to GRF policies are printed in LW Weekly Government section for resident review and comment. Residents can make their views known at a GRF Board meeting during the public comment period or by emailing letters to tiam@lwsb.com. 

The GRF Board approved Recreation Policy 70-1411-1 on Feb. 28, and it will be on the agenda for a final vote at the April 25 meeting.

In other meeting highlights:

Signal Phasing at St. Andrews and Golden Rain

On the recommendation of the Physical Property Committee, the GRF Board approved a funding request to broaden a traffic study at the intersection of Golden Rain Road and St. Andrews Drive. The community’s only signal light is located at that busy intersection.

On July 6, the Physical Property Committee evaluated proposals to conduct a traffic analysis of the intersection. The committee recommended—and the board subsequently approved—Stantec Consulting to conduct the survey at a cost not to exceed $9,954, plus a $1,000 for unexpected contingencies.

The original focus of the study was dedicated left-turn-only phasing on the north-south streets. After further consideration, the Physical Property Committee decided that the study should be expanded to include a review of “vehicles, pedestrians and protected left-turn phasing on all approaches.”

Stantec will study the impacts and benefits of eliminating all left-turn conflicts. It will also prepare a concept plan identifying signing/striping, traffic signal phasing and other improvement recommendations, along with an engineer’s opinion of probable construction costs. 

The change order approved March 28 added $4,581 to the original cost of $9,954 for a total of about $14,535.

Implementing heightened safety measures at the intersection is expected to lessen the GRF’s future costs for liability insurance and litigation expenses.

Recreational Vehicle Lot Signage

After a protracted discussion, the GRF Board voted 12-4, with one abstention, to approve two new signs for the newly refurbished RV Lot. At issue was the design of the sign, the number of signs to install and cost.

Last month, the Architectural Review Design Committee recommended the installation of two 2×9-foot signs on either side of the RV lot entrance for a total of $2,650. The signs say “Recreation Vehicle Lot” with the text framed on one side with the GRF wave and sun logo, similar to the sign at the GRF Aquatic Center.

There is currently no signage at the RV Lot. 

GRF Director Edward Jablonsky of Mutual 11 opposed the design of the sign, contending it would be hard to read and that the signs were too expensive. He reasoned further study was needed given the lack of urgency.

GRF Director Donna Gambol of Mutual 1 questioned the number of signs: “I don’t see why we need two signs. One sign will do it. We have one sign at the Aquatic Center, and everyone can find the pool.”

“People who use the RV lot know where it is,” said GRF Treasurer Phil Friedman of Mutual 15. “I see no reason to put two signs up.”

But others differed.

“It is urgent,” said GRF Director Leah Perrotti of Mutual 1. “It’s the frosting on the cake. It’s finishing a project that started several years ago.”

“Signage gives consistency to the community,” said GRF Corporate Secretary Carol Levine of Mutual 10. 

“I’m kind of amazed that we’re going crazy over $2,650. The capital dollars are there. I’ll vote to put the sign in,” said GRF Director Carol Damoci of Mutual 12 right before the vote was taken.

Point of Sale Equipment Purchase  

At the recommendation of the Finance Committee, the board approved the purchase of seven point of sale terminals. Five will replace obsolete equipment. GRF is switching from NCR to SquarePOS, which provides a safe and secure way to take credit card payments. The Recreation and News departments already use Square for credit card processing.

Square terminals will also be installed at Copy and Supply, Physical Propery, Stock Transfer and Purchasing. Each setup will cost about $1,400 for a total of $9,800.

Each transaction will incur a 2.6% transaction fee.

HomeWise Docs

The board voted to ratify a contract with HomeWiseDocs following the approval of a one-year service contract with the HOA document service company in an executive session on Dec. 1. HomeWiseDocs specializes in providing homeowners’ associations a streamlined process for the ordering and delivery of resale and lender documents as well as condo/HOA closing documentation. 

GRF’s Stock Transfer office oversees and processes Leisure World’s real estate transactions to privately held escrow companies and real estate firms. GRF practice has been to offer those services for free, even though the private firm would be charged for those services for properties located outside Leisure World. Employing the service will allow the GRF to recover the staff time and costs it now expends in the escrow process.

GRF’s proposed contract with HomeWiseDocs does not require GRF to pay any money to the company, which charges a fee to each client firm or individual requesting a service related to the escrow process. GRF is expected to establish billing parameters that allows the GRF to recover its costs in facilitating the transfer process. Until those fee parameters are set, potential cost recovery income cannot be accurately projected.

The board voted to ratify the HomeWiseDocs contract at no net cost.

Reorganization of GRF Committees

At the recommendation of the GRF Administration Committee, the GRF Board of Directors voted 12-5 to try a new committee structure, cutting 10 GRF standing committees to four and reorganizing GRF departments into one of the four new committees—Administration, Facilities, Member Services and Operations.

Over the years, the number of GRF standing committees has grown, with each committee requiring increasing investments of time from GRF board directors and staff.

Board members, who are all volunteers, research issues, attend meetings and help prepare materials for consideration by the full board of directors. 

Each of the 10 standing committees is staffed by a recording secretary, who must meet a host of time-consuming legal requirements, including noticing meetings, preparing agendas and recording meetings.

Between two and seven senior department directors and managers attend each meeting. The executive director generally attends every standing committee meeting and a number of senior administrators perform such duties for multiple committees during a single month.

By streamlining the committee process, staff can undertake tasks of higher value to the community, according to GRF Director William Thompson, who was instrumental in developing the new strategy, along with GRF President Marsha Gerber and GRF Treasurer Phil Friedman. 

An analysis of staff/hour commitments to the GRF’s current committee structure indicates the new committee structure will save approximately 53% of the staff time currently committed to committee meetings. This recommitted staff time, priced out within different tiers for currently established clerical and administrative salaries, is valued at about $38,000 over the 11 months the standing committees routinely meet each year.

The proposed restructuring does not contemplate staffing or protocol changes for the GRF’s monthly board of directors meeting. The restructure also does not propose changing GRF staffing for governance activities involving the Mutual corporations, the Mutual Presidents Council or the GRF/Mutual Associates Panel.

The staff-cost analysis presumes that each of the four remaining meetings will, on average, be approximately 40% longer than current committee meetings. Under the plan, GRF Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick will continue to attend all standing committees but anticipates staff at the department director and manager levels will report to only a single committee.

Some board members opposed the four-committee structure: “Inevitably, there will be problems. Instead of rushing into four committees, I suggest getting together this month and reaching a board consensus,” said GRF Director Lee Melody, who represents Mutual 14. GRF Director Sandy Geffner agreed, saying the idea needed more planning. 

“What is the worst thing that can happen?” countered GRF Director Damoci. “We try four and it doesn’t work. It doesn’t really affect anything,” she said, adding that more committees could be added if necessary.

GRF Director Levine agreed: “If we start with four and have to go to five, we can. We’ve done it in the past.”

GRF Director Friedman pointed out that “a great deal of thought and planning have gone into this. Staff has been split into four departments, and that will align with the committee structure. If we don’t start somewhere, we will be debating this forever.”

A majority of the board agreed and approved the proposed change to Policy 30-5020-1, Organization of the Board, and established a target date of June 16 for the reorganization to start, which a review after three months.


All members to receive ballot on bylaws change

Every Leisure World residence will receive a ballot this GRF election cycle asking for a vote on a GRF bylaw amendment to ensure that only members of a Mutual can vote on their Mutual’s GRF representative. 

The bylaw amendment ballots will be mailed to GRF members in even-numbered Mutuals around May 5. 

Ballots for residences in Mutuals 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15 and 17, who are selecting GRF representatives this election cycle, will include the bylaws amendment provision. 

A vote ratifying the bylaws change would assure that each Mutual’s GRF representative is selected only by that Mutual’s members.

Currently, Article III (9)(a) implies that the annual GRF elections are at large, meaning that a quorum of votes of the entire GRF membership is required, rather than a subset from a specific Mutual. 

As the bylaw now stands, it might be possible for LW voters to overwhelm the choice of the 60 Mutual 16 voters’ choice for their Mutual’s GRF representative, for example. 

The bylaws proposal also asks GRF members to amend articles suggesting that only men can be GRF directors or serve as a GRF board directors. The bylaws were written in 1962, hence the need for updated language.

Member participation is particularly important because 2,203 members must return ballots for the bylaw measures to be passed. For more information on the bylaw changes or the ballot process, call Election Specialist Ripa Barua at 562-431-6586, ext, 329.


Spring festival features handmade creations by talented LWers

The first GRF Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will be held in Clubhouse 2 on Friday, April 14, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m.-noon. This event was added to the calendar due to the popularity of fall festival, and the public is invited. 

Resident artisans will sell all manner of handmade crafts, including textiles, home decor, ceramics, lapidary, jewelry, ornaments, stained glass, prints, paintings and much more. The popular two-day festival draws hundreds of people and features dozens of LW artisans.

The Arts & Crafts Festival is held for the purpose of encouraging the creative talents of GRF members.

Participants must adhere to GRF policy guidelines that state items for sale must have been made by the shareholder/member. 

No manufactured articles may be sold. Sellers must live in Leisure World and be a GRF member to qualify as an exhibitor at the festival. 

The Korean American Association held a fundraiser March 30 for survivors of the Turkey-Syria Earthquake in which 50,096 people died and 107,204 were injured across 11 provinces of Turkey. At least 15.73 million people and 4 million buildings were impacted. The event included a performance by the Joyful Line Dancers (above), among other entertainers. For more photos and information on the well-attended event, see page 19.

All GRF Departments Town Hall

A town hall meeting featuring all GRF departments will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, in Clubhouse 4.

Topics will include more information on the all-community bylaw amendment ballot (see page 1), plus updates on the new gate access program, the new EV changing stations now coming online, the GRF parking enforcement program and more.

There will be time to ask questions of GRF directors from Mutual Administration, IT, News, Physical Property, Recreation, Service Maintenance and Security among others.

All are welcome to come and meet the GRF staff who manage community operations and to share their ideas and opinions on all things Leisure World.

passover, Good Friday-Easter

Special Interfaith service is Friday

The Interfaith Council will host a Passover, Good Friday and Easter celebration at the Amphitheater at noon on Friday, April 7.

Residents and their guests are invited to celebrate the holy season of Passover and Easter. The holidays will be commemorated with music, teaching and sharing from the many faiths represented in  the LW community.

Donations will be accepted for organizations helping at-risk youth.

People are asked to take the bus or walk as parking is limited.

Call 562-431-6586, ext. 379, for the on-call bus  or ext. 372 for minibus information. 

For more event information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com.

Stock Transfer

The Stock Transfer Office will be closed at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 7, for painting and other upgrades. Stock Transfer is located on the first floor of the Administration. There is an exterior mail slot for after-hours use. 

Residents can drop off documents in sealed envelopes, which must include the resident’s name, and phone, Mutual and unit numbers.

SBPD Active Shooter Drill

The Seal Beach Police Department along with the Orange County Fire Authority will conduct an active shooter response training exercise at the McGaugh Elementary School campus on Thursday, April 13, from about 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The goal of this training is to help prepare police officers and fire authority personnel for a critical event on the campus. During this training exercise, the community may hear screaming or yelling, simulated gunfire sounds, exercise alerts over the amplified voice system, and sirens around McGaugh Elementary School. Emergency response vehicles and first responders will respond accordingly for this exercise.

The McGaugh Elementary School campus will be closed during this event. As this event falls during spring break, no students will be on campus. Signage will be posted notifying the public of the training exercise. For additional information, visit the Seal Beach Police Department on social media @sealbeachpolice.

405 Construction Road Closures

The Orange County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with Caltrans, is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.The project is improving 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line. Construction updates are as follows:

Off-ramp to Close

The northbound I-405 will close between the I-405 off-ramp to Bolsa Chica Road and the I-405 on-ramp from Seal Beach Boulevard to install traffic detectors.

The northbound closure started April 3 and is expected to last through 6 a.m., Friday, April 7.

Southbound I-405 Closures at Bolsa Avenue

The southbound I-405 will close nightly between the SB I-405 off-ramp to Goldenwest Street and the SB I-405 on-ramp from Center Avenue/Beach Boulevard to install joint seal assemblies.

The nightly SB closures are expected to last through Friday, April 7.

Northbound I-405 Closures 

The northbound I-405 will close nightly between the NB I-405 off-ramp to South Coast Drive and the NB I-405 on-ramp from Fairview Road to remove falsework from the SR-73/I-405 Express Lanes connector.

The nightly NB I-405 closures are expected to last through Friday, April 7.

The 405 Community Outreach Team will provide updates in future alerts.

Sign up for project-wide and bridge-specific construction alerts at bit.ly/405-signup.

GRF Annual Meeting and Candidates

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the Golden Rain Foundation will be held Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. 


There are nine director seats up of the odd-numbered Mutuals for election at the 2023 Annual Meeting. The candidates whose names will appear on the ballot (in alphabetical order) for each respective Mutual are:

Mutual 1 Donna Gambol, Daniel Weber

(Mutual 1 elects 2 directors because of its size.) 

Mutual 3 Maureen Habel

Mutual 5 William Thompson 

Mutual 7 Albert Basler, Pattricia Vienna 

Mutual 9 Antonio Dodero, Lori Muller Gray 

Mutual 11 Edward Jablonski

Mutual 15 Jackie Dunagan , Marla Hamblin

Mutual 17 Dominic Massetti 


Mail-in secret ballots will be distributed to members at least 30 days before the election. 

After you have completed your ballot, insert your ballot into envelope “A,” seal envelope “A” and insert it into envelope “B” which is preaddressed to the Inspectors of Election.  

In the upper left-hand corner of envelope “B,” print your name and the address of your property located in Leisure World Seal Beach, sign your name on the signature line and return to the Inspectors of Election. 

In order for your ballot to be counted, you must SIGN YOUR NAME on the outer envelope “B.” 

There are three ways to return your mail-in secret ballot:

1) Mail to: Inspectors of Elections, Accurate Voting Services Inc., P.O. Box 6117, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-6117 in prepaid envelope provided, ensure ample time for delivery by 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 8.

2) Deliver by hand the ballot (inside the two envelopes) to the Inspectors of Election, Accurate Voting Services, Inc., at 18 Technology Drive, Suite 142, Irvine, CA 92618. The ballot must be received by the Inspector of Elections at the above address no later than 12 p.m. on Monday, June 5, the last business day before the election date.

3) Deliver by hand the ballot (inside of the two envelopes) to the Inspectors of Election at the Golden Rain Foundation Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 6, in Clubhouse 4, 1419 Northwood Road, Seal Beach, CA 90740, between 9 a.m.-10 a.m., at which time the polls will close. 

CERT Training Underway

The Community Emergency Response Team’s (CERT) March meeting topic was “Communicating in an Emergency.” It covered using a cell phone to set up emergency contacts and communication plans; two-way radios and how to use them in an emergency; and emergency solar-powered radios and how to purchase them. Also covered were recommendations for “OK” and “Help” signs that people could put in windows to aid emergency responders in assessing the situation after a disaster. 

CERT’s next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, April 28, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 10 a.m. The discussion topic will be “Teambuilding: Understanding Personality Types in a Disaster.” Everyone is welcome.

These CERT graduates completed a five-week course in disaster preparedness training (photo above). Residents attended the monthly CERT meeting on March 24 (below).


Letter to the Editor


After reading the survey in the LW Weekly (March 30), I, for one, do not think it is a good idea. We have a perfectly good shopping center right across the bridge. We also have have a Dollar Tree store, restaurants, beauty shops and a weekly farmers market.

Then Domino’s Pizza comes in once a week; food trucks come in almost every day. 

At the HCC, we have a massage lady. 

For those who do not drive, markets and restaurants will deliver food. Also there are buses that will take and bring you home. If we have the stores come into LW, the health department will have to come and inspect to make sure they are clean of rodents and bugs.

What about the big trucks coming into LW, and the stores have to be bonded and licensed. Those costs will be passed on to us, which we cannot afford.

Who comes up with these crazy ideas? Stop spending money for things we don’t need. If it is not broke, don’t fix it.

Judy Belladella

Mutual 12

Perspectives Policy

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

Letters to the Editor: Letters should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly by email (preferred), regular mail or hand-delivered.Letters have a 250-word maximum and must be of general interest to the community. They may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. The names of individual employees, titles and/or departments will not be permitted in letters that could adversely impact any Foundation employee directly or indirectly.

Member Column: At a maximum 500 words, columns should present an argument or opinion, or information about pending issues of concern to the community. Priority is given to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.

Contributor: Restaurant review, theater review or travel journal submissions welcome subject to terms and conditions in the policy unless otherwise noted.

CalFresh Program

CalFresh is a USDA-funded nutrition assistance program that can help qualifying Leisure World residents receive healthy fruits and vegetables, among other groceries. 

Recipients receive a card similar to a debit card with money loaded every month to shop for more fruit, vegetables, protein and other healthy foods. 

CalFresh is locally administered through the Community Action Partnership (CAP) in Leisure World to help improve the health and nutrition of people with lower incomes.

Requirements to Apply:

• Applicants must have a Social Security number.

• Applicants may qualify for CalFresh even if they have a full- or part-time job. 

• Gross monthly income must be less than the amounts listed: One-person household, $2,128; two-person household, $2,874.

• Seniors, those on SSI or those with a disability can apply and may be eligible for CalFresh.

• Documents needed to apply: photo ID, Social Security card, proof of income and resident card (if applicable, receipt of rent and receipt of one utility bill). For more information or to apply online, call 1-800-281-9799 or go to  https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/. 

SCAM Update

The following information is from Sandra Teel, an insurance broker specializing in Medicare.

by Sandra Teel

special to the Weekly

I’ve been receiving a lot of emails telling me I have purchased something that I know I did not purchase. The email is sending me a confirmation receipt of an auto renewal for a product, or an invoice for something they say I purchased. 

These can look very real and convincing. Do not open the attachement and do not call them. Most of the time these are scam emails and their objective is to get you to call so they can get information from you. They often will ask you to give them remote access to your computer to fix or install something. 

Don’t give anyone you don’t know remote access to your computer.

When you get an email like this, don’t just delete it. Send it to the spam box. 

Another popular scam is attaching a virus while you’re surfing the internet. 

The next thing you know you have warnings popping up on your screen saying your computer is about to crash. Don’t ever call that number either. Ask a trusted family member or a legitimate local company to look at your computer. 

Most of the time the virus is an overseas hacker trying to steal your money through various schemes. These people will also ask to remotely access your computer. Don’t do it! Some schemes are every elaborate, and it doesn’t matter if you are 15 or 95, they will say whatever they need to say to get as much money out of you as possible.

The third popular scam is calling you saying they are your grandchild who needs money or a family member who is in trouble. This scam will often ask you to send money via wire transfer or ask you to purchase gift cards and give them the information on the gift cards. Make sure to verify with your family if this is real situation before you send or spend money.

Scammers are very creative and convincing.

The best policy is do not engage with them.  Keep your personal information safe by remaining alert. Never send money to anyone you have only communicated with online or by phone.

For more information about these scams, visit Youtube.com/jimbrowning. The introduction to the video was produced by AARP (https://www.youtube.com/aarpwashington).


Recap of GRF Board Activity, March 28

Approved Consent Agenda: MOVED and approved the minutes of the GRF Board of Directors Minutes, February 28; Accept the Interim Financial Statements, of February for Audit; Approve Reserve Fund Investment Purchase; Approve Transfers of Funds for GRF per Civil Code 5502.

Capital Funding

Safety Improvement at Golden Rain and St. Andrews: MOVED to award a contract/change order to Stantec Consulting for additional operational traffic analysis of the traffic light at St. Andrews and Golden Rain, including vehicles and pedestrians and including protected left-turn phasing on all approaches, at a cost not to exceed an additional expenditure of $4,581, Capital Funding and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Recreational Vehicle Lot Signage: MOVED to award a contract to All American Sign Company to supply and installation two foam facility signs 24”x108,” one on each wall, for the Recreational Vehicle Lot at a cost not to exceed $2,650 capital funding and authorize the President to sign the contract. 

Point of Sale Project: MOVED to approve the Point-of-Sale equipment purchase for a cost not to exceed $10,000, expending funds from the Capital account with a current balance of $1,749,306 and to be added to the Reserve component list.

Cost Recovery

Ratify HomeWiseDocs Contract: MOVED to ratify the HomeWiseDocs contract, at no net cost, and instruct the President to sign the contract as soon as administratively feasible.

Final Vote: Adopt 20-5560-1. Surveillance Camera Policy: MOVED to ratify 20-5560-1, Surveillance Camera Policy, as presented.

Amend 60-5130-3, Physical Property Committee Charter: MOVED to amend 60-5130-3, Committee Charter updating language under Duties rules, as presented.

Amend 30-1001-5, Glossary Term: MOVED to amend 30-1001-5, Glossary of Terms: Bylaws, Community Rules Violation Notice, Community Rules Violation Panel, Default, Due Process, Landlord-Tenant Relationship, Occupancy Agreement, Policies Rules and Regulations, Stock Certificate, Transfer, Trust, Trust Property and Trustee as amended. 

Amend 30-5020-1, Organization of the Board: MOVED to approve proposed changes to Policy 30-5020-1, Organization of the Board, reducing the number of standing committees from 10 to 4, and establishing a target date of June 16, 2023, for the reorganization. Additionally, the GRF Administration Committee recommends the Board assess the new structure’s effectiveness approximately three months after the new committee structure has been functioning.

Mutual 12 Town Hall Meeting

Shareholders in Mutual 12 are invited and encouraged to attend a town hall on Tuesday, April 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Topics include the 2023 Annual Elections, voting on governing documents revisions and amendments requiring a vote of the members.  

Specifically, the updated revised Occupancy Agreement, the restated amended bylaws and the amendment to bylaws to authorize exclusive use patios will be covered.

Attend and get questions answered. Arrive early to secure a good seat.  The Mutual 12 board looks forward to seeing you.

GRF Meetings 

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

Board Executive Session 

Thur., April 6, 1 p.m.

Conf. Rm A

Mutual Administration 


Mon., April 10, 1 p.m.

Conf. Rm A/virtual

Security Bus & Traffic Committee

Wed., April 12, 1 p.m.

Conf. Rm A/virtual

Architectural Design 

Review Committee

Fri., April 14, 1 p.m.

Conf. Rm A/virtual

Finance Committee

Fri., April 21, 10 a.m.

Conf. Rm A/virtual

Strategic Planning 

Committee (change in date)

Mon., April 24, 1 p.m.

Conf. Rm A/virtual

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

Mutual Meetings 

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

Presidents’ Council

Thur., April 6, 9 a.m.

Clubhouse 4/Zoom

Mutual 9

Mon., April 10, 9 a.m.

Conf. Rm A/Zoom

Mutual 16

Tue., April 11, 1 p.m.

Conf. Rm A/Zoom

Mutual 4

Wed., April 12, 8:45 a.m.

(9- 9:30 a.m. open forum)

Conf. Rm A/Zoom

Mutual 12

Thur., April 13, 9 a.m.

Conf. Rm A/Zoom

Mutual 3

Fri., April 14, 9 a.m.

Conf. Rm A/Zoom

Mutual 15

Mon., April 17, 1 p.m.

Conf. Rm A/Zoom

Mutual 14

Tues., April 18, 1 p.m.

Conf. Rm B/Zoom

Mutual 5

Wed., April 19, 9 a.m.

Conf. Rm B/Zoom

Frequently Asked Questions about Annual Meetings and Elections

By Ripa Barua 

election specialist

The 2023 annual meeting season begins May 16. The fever-pitch of activity will continue for the next six weeks as all 16 mutuals 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. Here are the most common questions and their answers.

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 annual meeting (see schedule on page at right).

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

The ballot counting for your mutuals election will be conducted at the annual meeting.

How often are elections conducted?

Most mutual boards of directors are elected annually.

How many ballots will I receive?

Everyone will receive two ballots due to the GRF bylaw amendments. 

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 (below ) to see when the mutual ballots were mailed.

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?

Depending on your Mutuals election policy, proxies may be used in Mutual elections. To ensure the ballots integrity, ballot envelopes must be signed by the shareholder member connected to that household.

Are write-in candidates permitted?

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. However, a replacement ballot can be mailed to you at the address of your choice. Call Accurate Voting Services toll free at 949-556-3936 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. Every vote counts! 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 do not know the candidates running for my Mutuals 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 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 have 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 and half plus one for some of the Mutual corporation membership is required before the mutual ballots can be counted.

I lost my ballot or cannot remember if I mailed my ballot. What do I do?

Call Accurate Voting Services toll free at 949-556-3936 to have a replacement ballot mailed to you or to confirm if 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. Do not 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 manager, at 562-431-6586, ext. 346, or Ripa Barua, election specialist, at ripab@lwsb.com for assistance.

The election schedule is provided below to assist with dates for your specific Mutual and save the date to attend your annual shareholder meeting.


Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev with Rabbi-Cantor Galit-Shirah will conduct the Festival morning service today, April 6, at 10 a.m. and Friday, April 7,  at 10 a.m.  There are no Ma’ariv (evening) services on Thursday because of the second Passover Seder.

Beit HaLev LIVE! Interactive livestream services are on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit. People can also view on Facebook at www.facebook.com/galityomtov or YouTube at www.youtube.com/beithalev8816.

Readings for the morning services are: Exodus 12:21-51 for today, April 6, and Leviticus 22:26-23:44 on Friday, April 7.

Shabbat Ma’ariv services will be held Friday, April 7, at 5 p.m. and will include the counting of the omer. The Festival Shabbat Torah reading for Chol Ha’Moed (Passover intermediary days) will be from Exodus 33:12-34:26 on Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m.

All Beit HaLev services, including Festival services, use special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.”

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. The services are joyous, meaningful and musical. Beit HaLev welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the divine and doesn’t believe in labels. It considers all religions holy and valid. To join Beit HaLev, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at 562-715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com.  

Contributions to Beit HaLev are welcome and may be sent to: Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church will celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All Leisure World residents are welcome to join in the celebration of the most holy week of the year.

Pastor’s Message

This week is a very special time for Christians around the world. It’s when believers  celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of the Messiah, the Lord Jesus. 

The week begins by commemorating Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem last Sunday. Today, April 6, is Maundy Thursday. Maundy means mandate or command. In the gospel of John 13:34 Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” Jesus loved mankind so much he died for them. 

Good Friday, April 7, is the day that Christ was arrested, falsely accused, beaten and found guilty. He was spit upon, mocked, and nailed to a cross to die. John 19:16 says “Then he delivered him to them to be crucified. So, they took Jesus and led him away.” Christ’s last words are recorded in John 19:30: “So when Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, ‘It is finished!’ And bowing his head, he gave up his spirit.” 

The price of man’s redemption was paid in full. Christ died on that cross and his body was removed and buried. Early  on Sunday morning when his followers arrived to complete the burial preparation, they saw the huge stone in front of his burial site had been rolled away. Mark 16:5-6 describes this scene: “And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.’” 

Christ in not on the cross, and neither is he in the grave, He has risen; he is alive.

Weekend Services

The Easter Sunday service on April 9 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. will be a celebration of the risen savior. The First Christian Choir, led by Janet Ray will sing “Because He Lives.”                                                                                                                                           Saturday services are  more contemporary with Gregory Black leading worship with guitar accompaniment. The service is held from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Holy Week Schedule

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

The Maundy Thursday service will be held April 6 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The Good Friday service  will be held April 7 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Scripture of the Week

“And the risen Jesus led them out as far as Bethany, and he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. And they, after worshiping him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple praising God” Luke 24: 50-53.


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

For more information, call 562-431-8810.

Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly invites residents to join the church for two very special services: Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  The church wants to share the hope that has held up human beings across every continent and culture for over 2,000 years of difficult times of poverty, disease, pain, hardship and death itself: “Christ is risen. He is risen indeed.”  

People can join in celebration of the one who gave his life for every person, the risen Christ. Hear more about Jesus on Good Friday, April 7, in a one-hour service starting at noon, and again on Easter Sunday, April 9,  at the 10:30 a.m. service. 

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved” John 3:16-17.

As part of the holiday schedule, there will not be a Bible study on April 5 or an evening service April 9. There will not be a  Wednesday morning Bible Study on April 13 due to the upcoming Good Friday service.

To receive a free monthly newsletter, or more information on the church and its services, call 562-598-9010, email contact@fcachurch.net, or visit www.fcachurch.net.

LW Korean Community Church

Leisure World Korean Community Church (LWKCC), led by Senior Pastor Dr. Jang Young Yong, will hold a service on Sunday, April 16, at 11:50 a.m. in the main sanctuary. Dr. Kim Seon-Tae, director of the Korean Siloam Eye Hospital, will preach at the service.

Pastor Kim Seon-Tae became an orphan during the Korean War and went blind in both eyes. Unable to endure starvation and abuse from his relatives, he fled and lived as a beggar for nearly two-and-a-half years at a young age. 

Even while living as a beggar, he had to attend the church every Sunday to worship, make an offering, pray with a tin can, and then eat.

Seon-Tae preached by distributing alms food to his fellow beggars. Some even became priests after receiving his evangelism.

 God heard his earnest prayer and sent a missionary as an angel to help him study. 

He studied at Soongsil Middle and High School, which was established by missionaries, and graduated from Soongsil University and Presbyterian Theological Seminary Graduate School of Theology. He also received a doctorate in theology from McCormick Theological Seminary.

 Seon-Tae was awarded Asia’s Nobel Peace Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award, in the Philippines in recognition of his contribution. He started surgery for the visually impaired through donations. Through the spirit of love and service, he is carrying out the miraculous work of Siloam, presenting light to the blind. 

Seon-Tae has established three churches for the blind, established Siloam Eye Hospital, a medical corporation in 1986, and Siloam Welfare Society for the Blind, a social welfare corporation in 1997. He also established Siloam Welfare Center for the Blind, Workplace for the Economic Independence of the Blind, a nursing home for the blind and Sullivan Learning Support Center. 

He has provided scholarships to 1,200 students with visual impairments, nurtured talented people such as priests, professors, teachers, judges and heads of institutions. 

He was able to do all this thanks to God’s grace and the cooperation of local and international churches, clergy and believers. He also the first director of an eye hospital as a blind person. 

It is for this reason that Seon-Tae is called a “man of miracles” sent by God. He is not only a missionary for the blind, but an apostle of the Gospel, love and hope to all those who do not see the light of life in this age.

LWKCC has covered the cost of eye surgeries for 67 people since its founding 12 years ago. This year, LWKCC  plans to deliver the cost of eye surgeries for more than 15 people. 

LWKCC is located next to the South Gate. The Sunday worship service is held at 11:50 a.m. and early morning prayer is held Tuesday-Saturday at 6 a.m. After the Saturday and Sunday gatherings, there is a feast in the fellowship room. 

 Call 714-323-0897 for more information.

LW Baptist

LW Baptist Church celebrates Easter Sunday  because Jesus rose  from the dead. As a popular preacher says, “Death died when Jesus rose.” So when Jesus met the women running excitedly from the empty tomb, he said to them, “Rejoice!” And they came up and took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 

LW Baptist’s Easter Sunday begins at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 with the choir singing  and the people rejoicing as the Lord instructed.

On Monday, April 10,  the Christian Women’s  Fellowship group will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 6 at 10 a.m. All LW women are welcome to join. The Energizer’s group will meet on Wednesday,  April 12, at 3 p.m. to draw strength from Psalm 47 about Jesus, the ruler of the kings of the earth. 

For more information about the church, call 562-430-8598.

Christian Women’s Fellowship and Fun Club

The Christian Women’s  Fellowship  and Bible study Group will meet on Monday, April 10 and 24, at 10 a.m.  in Clubhouse 3, Room. 6.  The group’s new study is in “A Woman’s Walk with God” by Elizabeth George. For more information, call Jean Davidson at 562-431-0597 or Margie Singleton 562-594-8100.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church will hold a rummage sale on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22.  People can bring their unwanted items to the Parish from March 17 through Thursday, April 20. Items may be brought to the side of the rectory Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Items accepted include collectibles, home decor, small appliances, kitchen accessories, women and men’s accessories bedding, antiques, small furniture, health care items (walkers  or wheelchairs) children toys or baby toys and games, holiday decor, pet accessories, tools, craft items, sporting goods, bicycles and more. The church will not  accept  used clothing, books, paint or chemicals, large appliances, bulky furniture or mattresses.

For more information, call  562-430-8170.

LW Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times:  Sunday morning at 10:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The  Wednesday morning Bible study is at 10 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:  Resurrection Sunday, Easter, is the day that Christianity hinges upon. Believers and non-believers alike celebrate the day for reasons ranging from a celebration of spring and new life to the inherent meaning of Jesus’s victory over death, giving eternal life to all who believe in him. Many sermons have been preached about the days between Thursday night and Sunday morning. This week’s sermon titled, “What Happened that Night?” will look at the events that took place between the women witnessing the empty garden tomb in the early morning hours through the rest of that momentous day for Christians. Luke 24:33-48 provides a picture of the people and events involved in Jesus’s first day back from the dead and what it means to Christians today.

Bible Study: “Jesus’s Farewell Message,” by Francis Chan, finished this week.  It’s final challenge was to abide, dwell, contemplate and absorb the message of the book of John.  Next week will be a new study.  Make spiritual growth a priority and join with other students who seek a deeper understanding of scripture and its message to believers.

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 to add to the prayer chain 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.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton Street in Long Beach. Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 10:30 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 services in person can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at 562-212-8641. 

On Easter Sunday, April 9, there will be only the Sacrament service held at 10:30 a.m.

The reading source for this year is the New Testament. The reading assignment for the week of  April 10-16 is Matthew 15-17 and Mark 7-9.                                      

Community Church

As part of  Holy Week, Community Church will observe Maundy Thursday with a special service. This intimate service represents the Last Supper, where Jesus humbly washed the disciples’ feet. The service will be followed by a Mediterranean-themed lunch.

Ever so much more than a Sunday, Easter is a season spanning seven Sundays reminding believers that death has lost its sting.  This first Sunday of Easter will include a living flower cross filled with flowers from LWers’ gardens.  

Those who don’t have a church home are invited to join Community Church this Sunday, April 9, at 9:50 a.m. The church’s outstanding nationally recognized music team will sing the “Hallelujah Chorus.” 

As always, the word Gospel means “good news” and those who are in need of some good news are welcome to join the service in person or online on Zoom and on Facebook at @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld. People can contact the church office to receive the Zoom link.  The  in person Sunday service is followed by food and fellowship.

Those who are in need without another way to address it can call the church office and leave a message at 562-431-2503.


Redeemer Lutheran & St. Theodore’s

“Exclaim, Alleluia! Our  Savior has taken death away and given us eternal life by his mighty resurrection.”

Redeemer Lutheran Church and St. Theodore’s Episcopal will celebrate Easter Sunday with a message titled “Living a Resurrected Life” on April 9. The welcoming members and church organ invite all residents to  join the community and share the word with Communion and hymns at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the Administration building where ample parking is provided.  

For more information about the programs or the work of the church, call 562-598-8697.

Congregation Sholom

Hybrid services for Passover with Rabbi Mike Mymon will take place today, April 6 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom. Rabbi Mymon will also lead the Zoom service on Friday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. Hybrid services continue with Rabbi Eric Dangott on Saturday, April 9, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom. To receive a Zoom invitation call or text Jeff  Sacks at 714-642-0122. 

This  week Congregation Sholom will read the Passover story  of the Israelites rapid departure from the tyranny of Pharoah.                                         

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

Buddha Circle

Buddha Cicle will meet with Ven. Kusala on Saturday, May 6, 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.


GAF donates $20,000 to Meals on Wheels O.C.

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) donated $20,000 to  Meals on Wheels Orange County (MOWOC) to help those in need. 

These grant funds will reduce hunger and isolation for food-insecure, home-bound Leisure World residents aged 60 or older. Qualified recipients will receive three meals daily, five days a week, delivered by a friendly driver. They will also receive case management and supportive services that will help them live with wellness and dignity in the homes and community they love.

MOWOC is the largest nonprofit provider of nutrition and supportive services for at-risk older adults, serving 20 Orange County cities. For 55 years, the organization has been committed to erasing hunger and loneliness for at-risk older adults through nutritious meals, friendly visits, safety checks and keeping families together through day services. For more information about MOWOC services client qualifications, visit www.MealsonWheelsOC.org.

The GAF has been serving the Leisure World community for over 49 years.  It is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization established in 1973 to enhance the quality of life for residents. Through the support of volunteers, individuals and organizations, the GAF has organized and implemented many programs that benefit the community at no cost to residents. The GAF is staffed by fellow resident volunteers.

Those who want more information about the Golden Age Foundation, visit www.GoldenAgefdn.org.  

The Korean American Association (KAA) hosted a  benefit concert for Turkey’s earthquake relief on March 30, in Clubhouse 4.The well-attended event featured performances from the KAA Choir (above), led by Conductor Kyong Whan Park with pianist Ae Young Cho. The event also included performances by tenor Wi Young Oh (right), Saxophonist Steve Chung (left), soprano Mi Jin Kim, and the Joyful Line Dance Club. The event emcee was Grace S. Kim.

The Coconut Breeze Band will provide musical entertainment at the GAF’s 50th anniversary celebration on April 22 at Clubhouse 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cool as a coconut breeze and warm as a tropical evening, the band’s tunes will inspire LWers to listen, dance, and party with friends. The Leisure World resident band members are Craig Wilson, Donald Horning, and Leslie Wickman. People will experience music extending across several decades covering artists such as: Bob Marley, Otis Redding, Willie Nelson, Al Green, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffett and Bob Dylan. 

LW Birthday

Happy 103rd birthday to Florence Gordon! Last Saturday family and friends celebrated this momentous occasion with “Granny” Gordon who resides in Mutual 2.

Seniors for Peace

The Seniors For Peace Club will meet today, April 6, at 2  p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The theme for the meeting will be  “Aging in Place.”  

Social workers from various social service agencies, including the Council on Aging, Pathways, the Alzheimer’s Association and possibly others, will talk about the services their organizations can provide seniors. The services of all these organizations are available to all LW residents.  Brenda Thomason of the GAF’s Mobility Aids Service will coordinate the program.

The thrust of the concept of Aging in Place is focused on the changing needs of seniors over time as they age and raising awareness of the many services available to help seniors stay in their own homes and thrive. 

Many people are reluctant to reach out for help for fear it might cause some loss of independence, but the goal of social services is to preserve independence and privacy.  No one should be experiencing food scarcity, suffering through loss alone or feeling shame at asking for help. The aim of this program is to better inform all shareholders of the many options that are available.

Light refreshments will be served.

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

Sunshine Club

California Highway Patrol Officer Mitchell Smith will give a presentation to the Sunshine Club titled “Age Well, Drive Smart” on Friday, April 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m. 

Research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that senior citizens involved in traffic collisions tend to be more vulnerable than younger people, meaning that seniors suffer more severe injuries. 

Crash prevention and in-vehicle occupant protection become urgent needs for seniors. The impact of aging on driving ability varies widely, but senior drivers need to know that gradual effects on vision, flexibility, and response times may compromise safety and eventually require them to stop driving.

To educate mature drivers, California Highway Patrol offers the “Age Well, Drive Smart” program statewide. The program covers:

• How to refresh driving skills.

• Refreshing the rules of the road.

• Learning about normal, age-related physical changes and how to adjust.

• Learning when it may be time to limit or stop driving.

• Finding alternatives to driving.

This approximately two hour class is offered for free.

Smith will also talk about the Westminster’s work to start a Senior Volunteer Program.

Smith attended the California Highway Patrol Academy in 2015 and upon graduation was assigned to the Westminster area office, where he has served for the last  seven years.

Over the past eight years, at the CHP Westminster area office, Officer Smith has primarily worked as a road patrol officer, patrolling State Route 91, State Route 22, Interstate 5, and Interstate 405, in the north Orange County area.

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

Residents enjoy feast after cooking demonstration

by Anna Derby

LW contributor

The Sunshine Club enjoyed its first experience with a professional chef on March 17 in  the state-of-the-art remodeled kitchen in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.  

Chef Jackie Nabong from Chefs for Seniors made excellent  use of the kitchen equipment in her presentation to the club. 

Jackie planned to prepare two items: pumpkin spice overnight oats and chicken wild rice soup from the Chefs For Seniors recipe collection. She surprised the group by making one more delightful fish: a cauliflower taco dish. The Sunshine Club got to taste all of the dishes as lunch snacks.

Jackie also brought Roy Bailey to give the group a brief presentation of nutrition for seniors, along with Susan Ramirez, who is a culinary student with an expertise in plants.

It was a fun class to share with 50 people who had RSVPed to the event.  The Sunshine Club hopes to have Chefs for Seniors back next year.

Betty Verhoon (l-r), Ann Frambach, Monica Grundmann, Lillian Silva, Susan Roberage  and Barbara Simunsza enjoyed Chef Jackie Nabong’s meal cooked for Sunshine Club members.

Rollin’ Thunder

Join the Easter Parade April 8

The Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club will hold its annual Easter parade on Saturday, April 8, beginning at noon. The parade will be a long and raucous line of colorfully decorated golf carts that will  follow a mile-long route along residential streets. 

Line-up and last minute decorating will be at 11:30 a.m. The parade will begin and end at Clubhouse 6, with special treats for participants at the parade’s conclusion. Contributions of baked goods will be accepted in Clubhouse 6  before the parade begins. Cart owners must enter the parade with fully-charged batteries or a full tank of gas.

For more information on this, and other Rollin’ Thunder Club activities, call club President Tom Davis at 702-204-5222.

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The Leisure World Democratic Club is initiating a number of steps in an effort to prepare for next year’s elections.  A new taskforce, headed by the club’s vice president, is already at work.  It is developing a plan to increase the number of Leisure World registered voters who actually vote in the 2024 elections. 

The club’s information and registration booth, located in the parking lot outside Clubhouse 6, will be open on the first Tuesday of each month beginning in May.  All current and prospective Democrats are invited to stop from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help staff this booth. 

In preparation for the Democratic party’s pre-endorsment conference on Oct. 21-22, candidates running for the California Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives are asked to speak at upcoming membership meetings.  Plans for selecting the delegates to represent the club at the conference are underway. 

Members are invited to share copies of articles, flyers, meeting notices or anything else they want others to know about.  All such material—whether or not it represents the view of the LW club itself or that of the Democratic Party—will be placed on the club’s newly re-established Advocacy Information Table at every membership meeting.

There is a role to play in carrying out these efforts for every club member willing to participate. Call 562-296-8521 or email democraticclubsblw@gmail.com for details.

Former Seal Beach City Council member Sandra Massa-Lavitt will speak at the April 26 meeting in Clubhouse 3, Room 9,  at 1 p.m. She will address a number of issues including Seal Beach’s efforts to comply with the state’s mandate to deal with increasing the amount of affordable housing. Massa-Lavitt chaired the Seal Beach Planning Commission for four years when she served on city council.  She also worked as a city planner before coming to Leisure World.

Members who are unable to attend the April meeting in person can participate online or by phone.  For login information, contact sblwdemocraticclub@gmail.com or call 562-412-0898.

Democrats and supporters can subscribe to the club’s free electronic newsletter by emailing democraticclubsblw@gmail.com or calling 562-296-8521.  

Japanese American Club

The Japanese American Club will meet on Saturday,  April 15, at noon in Clubhouse 3,  Room 2. The guest speaker will be attorney Tomohiro (Tommy) Kagami from the Lamb & Kawakami, LLP. The firm has offices in downtown Los Angeles and in Redondo Beach.  He will cover the importance of having a trust and estate planning.  He is bilingual in English and Japanese. There will be time for questions after his presentation.  

The luncheon will be Bento Box for $12 each. The phone ladies will contact only the paid members for orders.  This year’s membership free is $10. The meeting is open to all residents. 

Call Michie Kimura at 714-317-1102  for more information.

Mutual 12 

Get tickets before April 14

Tickets for Mutual 12’s shareholder annual luncheon on April 27 went on sale Monday, April 3.

Tickets must be purchased from a building captain or parcel director before the deadline on Friday, April 14. 

Mutual 12 residents are invited to enjoy a couple of hours with neighbors and friends while enjoying a meal with flavors of the islands.  Join the fun entertainment, door prizes and raffle drawings.  

—Susan Ferraro

David Harlow is delivering free “He Has Risen” crosses to the LW community for Easter. People can choose between  a  height of 18 or 33 inches. Donations are accepted but not required. For free delivery, call Harlow at 562-335 0779.

Schmooze Club

The Schmooze Club will not  meet in April. The April 11  meeting has been cancelled for Passover. The group will meet again on May 9.

Multiple sponsors make the GAF’s 50th anniversary celebration possible

The Golden Age Foundation’s 50th anniversary celebration will be held on Saturday, April 22, at Clubhouse 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Inside Clubhouse 6, residents can look at 10 decorated tables displaying 50 years of rich history through  photos and artifacts. Outside in the parking lot,  there will be food trucks and entertainers to enjoy. 

This event would not be possible without the donations from many generous sponsors. Many of these donors are organizations who give annually to the GAF to support the free events the GAF puts on throughout the year for residents.

Seal Beach City Council members Nathan Steele  and Mayor Tom Moore  presented a $1,000 check and Certificate of Recognition to GAF President Anna Derby, for the GAF’s 50th anniversary. The city will  also participate in the event with a pop-up city hall table.

The On-Site Home Sales Real Estate office, under the ownership of The Januszka Group, Inc., is led by Broker Dawn Januszka is another sponsor for the event. The On-Site Home Sales office is the only real estate agency endorsed by both Golden Rain Foundation and the Mutual Corporations. Januszka leads a team of friendly, trained and professional Realtors who work exclusively in the Leisure World. The annual amount given back helps offset monthly assessment fees for every Leisure World resident, with yearly amounts totaling $554,841 in 2020, $698,470 in 2021, and  $610,575 in 2022.

Financial Partners Credit Union is also a proud sponsor for the event. Employees are ready to assist Leisure World residents with their banking needs. Their branch is located at 12410 Seal Beach Boulevard Suite E, Seal Beach, near the Ralphs in the Old Town Center.

All residents are welcome to join the event to celebrate 50 years of “neighbors helping neighbors.”  For more information about the event, text 562-301-5339.


Joann Clough Mullens


On April 1, 2023, our loving mother Joann  Clough Mullens passed away peacefully at the age of 88, with her cherished family at her side.

Joann was born July 4, 1934, in Los Angeles. Always a California girl, she worked as a telephone operator and raised a beautiful family.

She has been a resident of Leisure World for 37 years. She was very active in the community, teaching Qi Gong and famous for her handmade decorations at every party and dance.

Joann will be forever missed by her beloved family, which includes one son, one daughter, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two nieces and their families.

A viewing will be held Tuesday, April 11, from 4-8 p.m. and Rosary at 7 p.m. at McKenzie Mortuary, 3843 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach. Mass will be held Wednesday, April 12 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church at 13900 Church Place.

Arts & Leisure

Genealogy Club offers free workshops on Thursdays

Each Thursday, the Geneology Club offers short classes known as “Theme Thursday” in the Genealogy Club library at 1:30 p.m. These classes are open to everyone. The April schedule is as follows:

• April 6: Ancestry.com

• April 13: Free genealogy workshops

• April 20: DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)

• April 27: DNA testing

The library is located at the east end of Clubhouse 3. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 1-4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, email lwgenealogy@gmail.com.


Vinyl Rock returns to Clubhouse 4 this Saturday

Cabaret Entertainers presents Vinyl Rock Saturday, April 8, in Clubhouse 4 at 7 p.m. Guests must be accompanied by the resident who invites them. 

Vinyl Rock is an Orange County-based band consisting of eight members who passionately perform classic rock, pop and motown tunes primarily from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. 

The band keeps the audience engaged, inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and by mingling with them on the dance floor. The event is free to GRF members and their guests over 18. Leisure suits, Fu Manchu ‘staches, mullets and big hair are welcome, but not required.

Be sure to sign in, it’s the only way GRF can track bands’ popularity. 

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

Art League

The Leisure World Art League has three art rooms—one for painting, one for pottery making and a lapidary shop for jewelry making. It was suggested that the group get a demonstrator for the ceramicists and lapidarists. 

The demonstrator for the April 11 Art League meeting will be Lisette Thierry, an artist who has worked as a jewelry maker for over 30 years. She is a designer and jeweler who studied design, jewelry and metalsmithing at the California College of Arts and received her bachelor of fine arts from California State University Long Beach. 

The timeless simplicity of her design, as well as her attention to detail, is evident in each of her pieces and can be attributed to her background in architectural studies. She creates and produces a line of jewelry for galleries and retail outlets and designs one-of-a-kind pieces on commission. She currently resides in Long Beach, but she’s no stranger to Seal Beach—she worked in a jewelry store across from a Seal Beach post office for years.

For as long as she can remember, Thierry has always worked with her hands. She made jewelry through high school and into college. Her initial major in college was architecture. During a drafting class, one of her fellow students asked if she would make a ring in silver. She learned to work in metal, made his ring, and changed majors, eventually specializing in metalsmithing and jewelry. 

She is donating some lovely earrings that will be raffled off at the end of the show. Those who don’t work in metal are encouraged to attend, as they may find inspiration in her work. 

The popular vote theme this month is “Animals.” Those who would like to submit their works for judging must submit them by 6:30 p.m.


Swing and tango classes commence

On April 3, the Leisure Time Dancers start a new six week series. East Coast Swing will be at 2 p.m., followed by tango at 3 p.m. Classes are every Monday in the dance studio, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. It is friendly class for everyone, from never-danced-before beginners to advanced. No partner is necessary; the class will rotate so everyone dances. Each class is $7 per person or $11 per person for two classes in a single day. For more information, call 310-743-9373.

Photo by Troy Palmer 

Dancers perform ladies’ spot turns under the watchful eye of The Maestro.


The winners on March 20 were: Suzzane Parks, first, 11,020; Dolores Cook, second, 11,010; Donna Gorman, third, 10,810; and Nancy Wheeler, fourth, 10,330.

The winners on March 23 were: Donna Gorman, first, 12,360; Dolores Cook, second, 11,250; Curtis Rogers, third, 10,740; and Jean Sudbeck, fourth, 10,500.

The winners on March 25 were: Julia Troise, first, 12,750; Diana Lambert, second, 11,830; Nita Dixon, third, 10,840; and Don Walton, fourth, 10,680.

Saturday Morning Dance Class

Two dance classes are held every Saturday in Clubhouse 6, Section C, at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. 

In April, Candice Davis will teach West Coast Swing on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Argentine Tango at 10 a.m. 

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

 —William Young

Coin Club

The Coin Club will meet on April 12 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1:30 p.m. Members can participate in door prizes, refreshments, coin actions, coin raffles and group discussions regarding currency and coin. Refreshments will be provided. 

LW residents can have coins evaluated at these meetings at no cost.

Yahtzee Club

The Yahtzee Club will meet April 7 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6 at 1 p.m. There will be a halftime social. Yahtzee is a fun game and the club welcomes new players. For more information, contact Diane Seeger at 562-533-5997.

Medical QiGong

After more than 10 years, the Medical QiGong Club will disband.

The club will no longer meet in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby on Saturdays. 

“We are thankful to our faithful adherents for their participation and practice over the years,” Mariann Klinger said.

Saturday Bunco

The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The club will meet April 8 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Sign-up starts at 1 p.m.; play begins at 1:30 sharp. The winners from March 25 meeting were: Kathy Rapp, most buncos; Rita Fueyo, most wins; Pat Wilson, most babies; and a tie between Yvonne Vostry and Janet Audick for most losses. The door prize went to Kathe Repasi. For more information, call Doris Dack at 562-356-0443.

Tournament Poker

On March 25, the Tournament Poker Club held its Dealers Tournament. Dealers are an important part of the club. With so many newer players, it’s important to have someone with an understanding of the game leading the table. Eleven dealers played in the tournament. Tom Pappas came in first, Jon Jones—those who go to the fitness center may know him—came in second and Wendy Wu came in in third place. 

The club is looking for new players. Lessons can be arranged. For more information, call Carole Damoci at 562-405-4965.

Tournaments are the first three Saturdays of the month starting at noon. Arrive at least 30 minutes early.


Enjoy relaxing nightclub music in CH4

On Saturday, April 15, celebrate tax day with Entertainers Club members Sandy and Eric Nelson and Susan Sinner. 

They will present an evening of relaxing nightclub style music at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Eric and Sandy will present piano stylings with appropriate percussion, and Susan will bring her professionally skilled vocals to music by Burt Bacharach, Henry Mancini and the movie “La La Land.” 

Bring snacks and libations and sit back and imagine being in a 1940s night club like Rick’s in Casablanca. Admission is free but space is limited, so people are encouraged to arrive early. 

For more information, contact club President Eric Nelson at 562-320-2659 or email renelson50@hotmail.com.

Cribbage Club

Many members of Cribbage Club came to Clubhouse 1 in time for conversation and a game of “Kings on the Corner” until refreshments were served at noon on March 28. Dick McCarty and Jim Long provided cake and ice cream for the group. Carrie Kistner and Margaret Smith served 54 members present. Chocolate candy and mixed nuts were donated by Melinda Cowan. 

At the club’s last meeting, Drew Sargent placed first with a score of 841. Ron Jackson came in second with 840 while Adair Paul came in third with 834. Fourth place went to Dale Quinn with 827. Two members won six of seven games with a total score less than 827. They were Linda Smith and Kent Davidson. 

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

Dues for 2023 are $5. See any of the officers at the check-in desk before play begins next Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1 to pay. Everyone is welcome.

Myrna Baker (l-r), Donna Gorman and Sharon Rutigliano play a casual game of Kings In The Corner before their first cribbage match in Clubhouse 1. 

Prospective Ski Club will hold more meetings

Dr. Man Cho is a practicing psychiatrist who has been skiing since 1963. A certified professional ski instructor of America (PSIA), Cho has been skiing Mountain High for 40 years. He has a keen interest in forming a new ski club in Leisure World focused on skiing locally at the Mountain High Resort. The resort offers free skiing for individuals over 70 years old, making it an ideal location for the club. Cho is currently wrapping up his term as president of the Korean American Ski Club (KASC) and is planning to start the new ski club for the upcoming season. 

In preparation for the official launch of the club, Cho has arranged various meetings and outings, including a meeting held on March 23 where temporary officers were volunteered. The group took its first ski trip at Mount High on April 5. 

A meeting specifically for Koreans is scheduled for Friday, April 7, in the Clubhouse 6 Hospitality Area. The meeting will be conducted in Korean. 

A future meeting, not yet scheduled, will feature Dr. Seo, MD, and Richard Kim, a PSIA level 3 instructor, who will discuss physical fitness and safety issues for seniors. 

In addition to formal talks, the club focuses on enjoying nature and fostering camaraderie while promoting the health benefits of skiing—enhancing psychological and mental well-being. 

For more information, contact Cho at 310-713-8382 or email drcho@live.com.

The LW Drone Club is designed for recreational and photographic purposes. The club flies at local parks and near the ocean. A recent outing brought members to the Knabe Regional Park in Cerritos. For information or to join the club, contact Joseph Valentinetti at 0501042@gmail.com.


The Leisure World Scrabble Club met on all five Wednesdays in March. 

The results for the sessions between March 8 and March 29 were: 35 scores above 300 (three above 400) and 19 bingos. A bingo is the use of all seven tiles in one move.

Suthy Edgar led with six scores above 300, a top score of 412, and five bingos. 

Bob Ruderman exceeded 300 five times and posted ten bingos. His best score was a 373.

 Diane Seeger scored above 300 six times and recorded three bingos. Her high game was a 415. Larry Edgar bettered 300 six times. His top score was a 363.

 Club president Maria Giegerich, Myrna Losquando and Wanda Bemben each scored above 300 three times. Their best scores were 302, 325, and 329 respectively. Giegerich posted one bingo.

Kay Pushman had two scores above 300. Her best score was a 414. Donna Perkins topped 300 once with a score of 312.

The club meets every Wednesday in Clubhouse 3, Room 5, from 1-4 p.m. New members, including beginners, are welcome.

—Larry Edgar

Grab ‘N Go Schedule April 11-13

Each Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Order Mexican favorites plus hot dogs, burgers and fries from 5-7 p.m. No preorders will be taken. Cash and cards are accepted. 

 Wednesday, April 12, only: Cousins Maine Lobster Truck—See the full menu by visiting https://www.cousinsmainelobster.com/locations/details/orange-county-ca/. Cards and cash will be accpeted. The truck will be in LW from 4-7 p.m. 

Each Thursday Domino’s Pizza—Call ahead at 562-493-2212 for special orders, wings and salads. They’ll be in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot from 3:30-7 p.m. Cards and cash are accepted.

Schedule and vendors are subject to change. Check LW Live for updates. Sign up at www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/. For questions or feedback, call 562-431-6586 ext. 398 

An on-call bus service is available from 4:30 p.m. on; regular service before 4:30 p.m.; on weekends, call any time. To schedule a ride, call 562-431-6586, ext. 379.

Tickets going fast for excursions

Excursion tickets are now available for the first time online and at the Recreation office in Building 5. All prices include transportation and gratuity. Sales have been brisk so don’t delay.

GRF was lucky to secure enough tickets for two evening performances of Othello by the LA Opera. . Hailed as the pinnacle of the Italian operatic repertoire, Verdi’s transformation of the original Shakespeare play is a powerful drama of uncontrolled human emotion at its most extreme. 

Verdi’s musical portrait of Othello’s descent into a tortured heart of darkness is explicit in every chilling detail as he destroys all in life that he holds dear.

The operatic performances are on May 17 and June 1. Residents may submit their names for a drawing and will be randomly chosen for either date. Tickets including transportation are $34. The drawing will be held after April 14, which is the last day to submit a name. 

Stars on Ice is on the agenda for May 20 at the Honda Center. The 2023 Stars on Ice tour will boast an international cast of Olympic, World and National Champion skaters sure to entertain all ages. Tickets are $45, all inclusive.

On June 9 the Angels will take on the Mariners and one bus load of LWers will be there to see the action. Tickets are now available at the Recreation Office or on www.lwsb.com for $65.

More details about these events and other upcoming events will appear on LW Live and in the LW Weekly. To sign up for LW Live, visit www.lwsb.com. For further information about these excursions, contact mayokab@lwsb.com.

Community Karaoke

A happy group of karaoke singers entertained the audience with “Ain’t We Got Fun.” Wednesday night draws 30 eager singers to Clubhouse 1 each week. Tony Tupas led the evening with the Eagles hit “New Kid in Town.” Frank Miller did the toe-tappin’ Elvis tune “I Gotta Know.” Ric Dizon gave the audience a smooth Deano hit “Sway.” Ed Jablonski sang a strong show tune. Anna Le captured the audience with “I Will Survive.” “Islands in the Sun” is a beautiful song and Essie Hick’s choice. “I’m on Fire” was a hot number for David Noble. Ren Villaneauva always has fun singing “Tiny Bubbles.” Elizabeth Butterfield has a pleasant style while singing “Mama He’s Crazy.”

The audience rewards each vocalist with hearty applause. Karaoke is every Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. Members love to see folks flow through the doors, some in wheelchairs to be with their friends and neighbors and enjoy the variety of music. Everyone is welcome.

To learn a new song or practice an old one, practice sessions are each Monday from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6.

—Margie Thompson

Art History Club spends time appreciating classical music

On March 23, the Art History Club met in Clubhouse 4 to appereciate a new repetoire of classical music for 2023. 

The new repertoire consists of five categories of musical genre with a total of 146 pieces, including symphonies, violin works, piano works, operas, orchestral and chamber music, German lyric songs, and mass requiems. 

Every session will follow a different program and include one or two pieces from each category. 

The club has two meetings each month, one on the second Thursday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Learning Center in Clubhouse 3, and the second on the fourth Thursday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

The second Thursday meeting is more focused on art history, while the fourth Thursday is focused on classical music. Lectures are given in Korean language.

All are welcome to come enjoy and appreciate classical music and artworks.

For more information, contact Yun Han Choi at 847-708-4790 or Susan Yai at 213-321-6135.

Monday Bunco

The Leisure World Bunco Club will meet on April 10. 

The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Play begins at 6 p.m. sharp. 

The winners on March 27 were: a tie between Barbara Pouliot and Carol Ostergaard for most buncos; Signe Kaleel with the most wins; a tie between Audrey Hutchings and Cheryl Richardson for most babies; and a tie between Laura Geier and Denise Caughran for most losses. The door prize winner was Joyce Ingram. 

Bunco is an easy dice game. The club invites residents and their guests to join in. There is a halftime social for all attending. 

For more information, contact Gail Levitt at 562-596-1346.

LW Poetry

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


When you’re with, or without,

or simply in doubt;

Everything changes, breathe

in and breathe out:

When a cloud does appear, in

your bright blue sky;

Nature exhales, and it blows

on by:

So facing fear, or life’s worries,

Let yourself sigh:

Be a sky full of patience, relax

and don’t try. 

—Gary Krank


Tickets available for comedic play

The GRF Recreation Department will kick off spring with a bus excursion to the west coast premiere of “Under the Skin” by Michael Hollinger on the afternoon of Sunday, April 30.

This comedy explores the estranged relationship between father and daughter Lou and Raina, who both highlight the complexity of familial expectations after Lou suddenly ask Raina for a kidney donation. 

His desperate request needs an immediate answer but conflicts with Raina’s feelings of Lou’s shortcomings as a father. Critics like the DC Theater Arts describe Lou as a likable character the audience can sympathize with. Time leaps backward, forward, and sideways, secrets get aired, and truths revealed in this lively, unpredictable comedy that asks what we owe our parents and our children.

The show is a thought-provoking and entertaining production Leisure World residents will visit during the plays opening week at the Beverly O’Neill Theater in Long Beach.

Tickets are going fast and are $61 including bus fare and gratuity. For more information, call 562-431-6586, ext. 476, or email mayokab@lwsb.com.

Lapidary Class

LaVerne Christenson is a talented, creative instructor who has taught several classes for the Lapidary Club. Her latest class will be “Fundamentals of Silversmithing” where people can learn silversmithing for jewelry-making. The weekly classes will last two to three months for $35 starting on April 12. The classes will be held Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Beginning with an orientation to types of metals used in jewelry, LaVerne will teach proper use of tools, how to prepare and shape metal, then use a torch for soldering to make a piece of jewelry that students can treasure for a long time to come. People will initially work in copper or brass then transition into silver (silver expense additional). The maximum number of students per class will only be four people, so people are encouraged to sign up quickly for this class. 

—Jan Friedland

Photo Arts Club

Photo Arts Club members and their guests will meet Thursday, April 13, at 1 p.m. at Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 E Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815.

The group’s assignment is to submit photos taken on that field trip at the rancho. The photos can be submitted to Ben Benjamins at benbenjamins@hotmail.com to be shown at the club’s May meeting.

A Facebook page has been created for all LW residents interested in photography. On Facebook, search “Photographic Arts Club of Leisure World.” This is a private page to avoid outside ads or comments. To join, hit the “Join” button, and LW residents will be approved. 

People are encouraged 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.

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

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

Review: LB Shakespeare Company

by Susan Dodson

LW Contributor

The Helen Borgers Theatre on Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach is home to the Long Beach Shakespeare Company. The company performed an old-time radio show called “The Strange Case of Miss Alice Faulkner” on March 26. On the recent recommendation of this venue by another LWer in this paper, a neighbor and I decided to attend.

Five on-stage performers played over a dozen roles in this clever adaptation of a Sherlock Holmes story. This involved, of course, Sherlock, Moriarty, hidden letters, and a gas chamber intended for Holmes!

This production was intended for only one week, but other radio shows, Shakespeare plays, and even musicals will be performed in this 2023 season. Seats are reasonably priced, so I encourage all LWers to attend a show soon.


Meeting information is subject to change. Check the LW website at www.lwsb.com for the most current listings.


Art League, CH 4, A, B and C Sections, 2nd Tues., 7-9 p.m. for art show and demonstration, 562-431-4124

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday Morning Dance Class, CH 6, Sec. C, Sat., 9-11 a.m. 406-858-3560

Suede Sole Dancers, Scheduled as needed.

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


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

Cabaret Entertainers, scheduled as needed, 626-485-3983

The Entertainers, schedule to be determined

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

Producers, schedule to be determined

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

Impaired Vision & Hearing, General meeting: CH3, Rm. 1, 4th Tues., 1:30 p.m. (except July, August, and November); Impaired Vision Support Group: CH3, Rm. 6, 3rd Fri., 10 a.m.; Hard of Hearing Support Group: CH3, Rm. 7, 2nd Thurs. 10 a.m.; 562-596-1969

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

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


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

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

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

Coin Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Wed., 1:30-4 p.m.

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

Drone Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 4th Thurs., 11:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Silver Fox Classic Car Club, CH 3, Rm. 5, 2nd Tues., 6 p.m.

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

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


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

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

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

Gloria Autoharp Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, Wed., 10 a.m.-noon

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

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

Korean Drum Club, Amphitheater, Mon., 2:30 p.m., 818-632-7799

Leisure World Opera Club, CH 3 Learning Center, third Tues., 1:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Vibratones, scheduled as needed 


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

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

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

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

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

Japanese American Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (714) 317-1102

Vietnamese American Club, scheduled as needed 


Democratic Club, CH3, Rm. 9, 4th Wednesday, 1 p.m.

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

Seniors for Peace, CH 3, Rm. 9, 1st Thurs, 2 p.m.; 562-357-4040


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

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

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

Beit Halev—House of the Heart, Scheduled as needed.

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

Chinese English Bible Study Fellowship, CH3, Rm. 9, Tuesdays 2-5 p.m.

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

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

Interfaith Council, scheduled as needed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Al Anon, CH3, Rm. 7 on 1st and 3rd Mondays, 9:30 a.m., and CH3, Rm. 8 on 2nd and 4th Mondays, 9:30 a.m., 562-412-8351

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wa-Rite Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, Fri., Weigh-In from 9-9:45 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m.


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

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

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

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

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

Friends of the LW Library, scheduled as needed 

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

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


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

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

LW Noon Spoons Lunch Club, scheduled as needed

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

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

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

Rat Pack, scheduled as needed

Red Hat Society, CH 3, Rm. 5, 4th Fri., 1-4 p.m. 562-430-6950; CH3, Rm. 1, 2nd Mon., Noon-4 p.m.; CH3, Rm. 5, 1st Mon., 9:30 a.m.-Noon; CH3, Rm. 2, 3rd Thurs. in Nov., 12:30-3:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Sunshine Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, every Fri., 10 a.m.-Noon. 562-301-5339

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

Woman’s Club, LW, CH 2, 1st Tues., 1:30 p.m.; 3rd Fri. (tabletop games), noon


Bocce Club, scheduled as needed; 562-756-9170

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

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

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

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

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

Shuffleboard Club, Indoor Courts for open play: Mon.,Wed., Fri from 9-11 a.m. and Tues. from 6-8 p.m. at the Shuffleboard Courts Building behind CH 1; 775-527-0426.

Table Tennis Club, scheduled as needed.

Sports & Games

Shuffleboard Spring Madness Event is April 6 at the Courts Building

The LW Shuffleboard Club will have a Spring Madness organizational meeting, hosted by the club’s mentors, on Thursday, April 6, at 9:30 a.m. at the Courts Building behind Clubhouse 1 on Burning Tree Lane. The actual Spring Madness begins on Easter. 

This four-week event will have the teams of two practice and play with other beginners to give less skilled players an idea of what it means to play the centuries old game of shuffleboard. People also get to meet other club members, learn the general rules of the Shuffleboard Club league without pressure, and receive coaching, strategy and technique tips from the mentors. Practice will not be allowed during the league game. By participating in the Spring Madness event, players will be ready to sign up for the next scheduled Shuffleboard Club league traditionally played September through May.

For more information, call Doris Morton at 714-330-4609 or Kay Mount at 775-527-0426.

The Tuesday evening league played March 27. Six games played were split between the Hot Shots and the Night Disc Throwers. The Hot Shots all-game winners were Sal LaScalla and Ellie West. Bob Peterson and Zoe Pickell earned the all-game winners award for the Night Disc Throwers.

The Friday Morning League played March 31, hosting four teams each playing 12 games making for a full building of competitive spirits. The Bumpers edged past the Smashers winning seven games out of 12. The all-game winners for the Bumpers were Tom Gerrity, Roger Bennett and Linda Peterson. The all-game winners for the Smasher were Anita Giroud and Kay Mount. With the second competition, the Hot Rods shot passed the Shooters winning eight games of 12. The all-game winners for the Hot Rods were Enrique Gracia, Sal LaScala and Ellie West.

—Kay Mount

Eleven Shuffleboard Club members set a new record on March 27 and are ready to play the camaraderie of the regularly scheduled open courts practice. Those interested and veteran players are always welcome.

Men’s Golf League

Friday Golf

On March 24, nine  golfers contested the 6,000-yard, par 71 Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. The fairways were very wet, the day was cool and initially overcast. However, the greens remained in great condition and scores were only affected slightly. Willowick has no water hazards, but has 2,520 plus yard par 5’s and several long par 3’s that ramps up the difficulty.

 Sam Choi had the only birdie and tied for fewest putts with Gary Stivers in the “A” flight. Bill McKusky had the fewest putts for the “B” flight. Tim Looney was closest to the pin on the par 3 twelfth hole. 


 A Flight: First place: Choi, a terrific 2 under 69; second: Stivers, a well played 1 over 72; third: Dave LaCascia, a hard-earned 3 over 74; fourth: Looney; and fifth: Fujio Norihiro.

 B Flight: First place: McKusky, an excellent 3 under 68; second: Clay Fischer, an even par 71; third: Bob Munn, a nice 2 over 73; and fourth: Elicc Vaden.

Monday Golf

On March 27, 17 golfers challenged the 5,800-yard par 70, Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. With continued rains, the Santa Ana River riverbed was still flooded and flowing quite fast. Since it is impossible to cross the riverbed to get to five front nine holes and all but one back nine hole, the course transforms into a par 60, 4,000 yard course by playing the front nine twice and by using different tee boxes on several holes as well as turning one par 4 and one par 5 into two par 3’s and two par 4’s.

The grounds were wet, but the morning was sunny and turned into a pleasant day. The course and greens remained in great condition, and overall, a play was only affected by a mid-round wind. 

Gary Stivers had another great day with fewest putts and closest to pin on the difficult 155-yard par 3 second hole. Fujio Norihiro was closest to the pin on the 100-yard par 3 ninth hole and Ellic Vaden was closest on the 100-yard par 3 18th hole and tied for fewest putts with Ron Jackson for the B flight. Birdies were carded by Larry Hillhouse (with two). Gene Vesely, Sam Choi, and Tom Ross had one each.


A Flight: First place: Stivers, a sensational 10 under 50; second: Hillhouse, a well-played 8 under 52; third: Dave LaCascia, a well-played 4 under 56; fourth: Choi, at even par 60; fifth: Norihiro; and sixth place was a three way tie between Chris Lankford, Bill McKusky, and Jim Goltra.

B Flight: First place: Bob Munn, an excellent 6 under 54; second; Vaden, a nice 5 under 55; third: Gene Vesely, a nice 4 under 56; fourth: Lowell Goltra, a sweet 2 under 58; fifth place was a four way tie between Tom Ross, Digna Vesely, Jackson, and Vaden, at 1 over 61; and sixth: Bill Zurn.

The Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15-20 minutes of Leisure World. Advance league reservations are required with a sign-up sheet available at each round, as the courses fill up fast. 

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 (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

Pool Club

The Mike Mooney Eight Ball Tournament was held on March 25 at 1:30 p.m. Mooney was president of the Pool Club for two years. His widow, Sandra Sam Mooney, donated $100 to the player who made the most bank shots in the six round tournament. The bank shot had to be called in order to count.  

In her first game, Denise Scott made two bank shots, including the eight ball that won the game. After six rounds, there was a tie between John Burns and Denise Scott, who split the $100 with three bank shots each.  Most players did not make one bank shot.

There were 12 three-person teams drawn randomly from “A, B” and “C” level players. The team of Jerry Wrenn, Ray Fredrichsen and Connie Terry won its first five games and missed taking first place by losing its last game. Three teams tied for second place with four wins each. They lagged the cue ball closest to the end rail to determine which teams got second and third-place winnings.

In the Monday league, In the Money had a 10-3 win over the Renegades.  Kurt Bourhenne continued his winning ways by winning six and losing only one, while teammate WildFire Christensen won five, including both of her singles matches.

PJJ’s bounced back from last week to win over the Cue Crew 8-5. Brian Burke, the “C” player for PJJ won six out of seven matches.

Right On Cue edged the Rail Runners 7-6. Linda Patton led Right On Cue winning five games, including the final eight ball game that broke a 6-6 tie.

On Wednesday, Milly’s Boys beat the Favorites nine games to four. Roy Mittlestead led Milly’s Boys with seven wins; the team won the first two and the last two games.

The Ruffians extended its lead to four games over second place Triple Threat in a close seven to six match. All three players on the Ruffians won four games and the final eight ball game to break the tie.

U3, which is team No. 3, won over Bank It by a 7-6 score. Denice Scott, who earlier in the week won the banking contest, led U3 with five wins.

—Dave Silva


Pickleball Players Club

Due to the rain, the Pickleball Club tournament in March was divided into two sections and suffered a rainout but was completed on March 25.

The advanced players in the 3.5 and 4.0 skill levels played on March 4. In the 4.0 group first place winner was JB Burnett; second place Chinh Ngo; and third place Bob Magie.

In the 3.5 group first place winner was Jesus Sosa; second place Sue Burkschab; and third place was a tie between Andy Probert and Sandy Mitchell.

 The 3.0 skill level players played on March 25. The first place winner was John Burns; second place was a tie between Connie Terry and Mike Hayes; and third place Vitaly Telishevsky.

Also last month, club members Sam Chua and Mark Riddle entered the Asia Pickleball Open in Phuket, Thailand, among players from 19 other countries. They played in the Intermediate 60 plus division, and beat all six teams playing against them in the round robin and won the final 11-2, 10-11, 11-6. Club President Linda Evenson congratulated the team.

The Pickleball Players Club offers free beginner lessons on the second Tuesday of each month. The next lesson is on April 11, at 10:30 a.m. on the pickleball courts at Mission Park behind Clubhouse 2. The club will loan paddles and balls for the lesson that will be given by Jim Thomason. 

For more information, contact Evenson at 561-577-3283 or email lwsbpickleball@gmail.com.  

LW Men’s Golf Club will host Shotgun-Scramble Tournament

The Leisure World Men’s Golf Club is hosting a special Shotgun-Scramble Tournament on May 3 at 7:30 a.m. It is open to both LW Men and Women Golf Club members and consists of 18 holes for each team. Special rules governing tournament play will also be available. The cost to play is $10 per player. Sign-ups and participation fee will be collected at the tournaments held prior to May 3.

The tournament director will choose up to nine teams with up to six members on each team from those who have signed up to play. Participants must be a paid-up members of either the Men’s or Women’s Golf Club to play. Teams and starting holes will be assigned prior to the day of the tournament. Teams will be chosen considering individual handicaps.

All the teams must report by 7:30 a.m. the day of the tournament and be ready to play at 7:30 a.m. at their preassigned holes. Players may be teamed with others they have not played with before, allowing to make new friends and have fun.

Unless otherwise noted, Turtle Lake Golf Course tournament rules of play will take precedence. Prize money will be awarded at the end of the tournament to the teams with lowest scores. For more information, call or text Dave LaCascia at 801-674-5975 or Bill Zurn at 714-698-3329.

—Dave LaCascia

Mah Jongg Club

Come and join the LW American Rule Mah Jongg Club. The club meets every Monday in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, from 1-4 p.m. New players are welcome. 

For more information, call Jo Beers at 562-799-9313.

Health & Fitness

Dancing Feet Club line dancers performed a hustle and jive line dances to the tune of “The Hustle” and “Proud Mary,” respectively. Every month they learn a few line dances to perform at the club’s social dance event.

Dancing Feet Club

The Dancing Feet Club hosts two events in Clubhouse 2—line dance lesson and practice on Mondays from 7-9 p.m., and social (ballroom) dancing every fourth Sunday of the month from 6-9:30 p.m.  Come dressed to impress and bring favorite snacks and drinks. Alcohol is not allowed. There is no fee to participate. Pre-registration is required because space is limited.  

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

Fitness Fusion members Luba Lotakov and Dolores Jaunzemis have fun during the class’ 10-minute break. The club meets on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 upstairs at 10:30 a.m. for an hour and in Veterans Plaza on Thursdays and Saturdays. People may bring free weights to Veterans Plaza classes for additional resistance. Exercising is fun and beneficial to mind, body and soul.

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, April 6

Polish sausage with sauteed onions and red bell peppers, baked beans, lemon pepper broccoli, mixed melons, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and a creamy cucumber salad. 

Friday, April 7

Baked ham with honey glaze sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned zucchini, carrot cake, spinach salad with chicken with mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing, and crackers.

Monday, April 10

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

Tuesday, April 11

Oven-baked breaded fish with tartar sauce, oven-browned potatoes, peas and carrots, fresh apple, turkey and ham Cobb salad with egg, tomato, bacon, blue cheese dressing, and crackers.

Wednesday, April 12

Beef Stroganoff with brown rice, seasoned carrots, zucchini medley, mandarin oranges, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and a homemade potato salad.

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 wear a bicycle helmet and safe shoes. The club also has a group for slower riders. Members also enjoy happy hours, dining out, pickleball and playing Rummikub. 

For more information, call Mary Romero at 562-810-4266 or Lucy Czra at 818-209-5075.

Laughing for the Health of It

Everyone is invited for an hour of laughing for no reason on Wednesday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. in HealthCare Center Conference Room. Leave worries behind and have fun with others. 

People will leave with smiles on their faces and a song in their hearts. Best of all, it’s fun, free and non-fattening. Masks are required. 

Bev Bender is a certified laugh leader who helps people improve their lives through laughter.

HealthCare Center Events, April 6-14

Spring Themed Sip and Paint

Thursday, April 6, 10 a.m.

HealthCare Center Conference Room

Sponsored by Carla Ibarra, this fun and relaxing event will have people explore their creative sides with the help of an art teacher. Art materials and light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. Call 1-877-870-2717 to RSVP. 

Medicare 101

Tuesday, April 11, 10 a.m.

HealthCare Center Conference Room

At this event, Diane Scott from SCAN will answer Medicare-related questions, and discuss the latest benefits and how SCAN supports its members. Light refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, call 1-888-531-7226, ext. 1811.

Fraud Prevention and UnitedHealthcare

Tuesday, April 11, 2 p.m.

HealthCare Center Conference Room

Sherry Vandervoort from the UnitedHealthcare will provide valuable information on how people can protect themselves from fraud with an iPhone. A special guest from the Seal Beach Police Department that will also be present. To RSVP, call 949-702-9488.

1950s and 1960s Trivia

Thursday, April 13, 2 p.m.

HealthCare Center Conference Room

All the competitive players out there are invited to this trivia event sponsored by Anthem. Winners will get prizes. Trivia participation is not required. Light refreshments will be provided. Stop by or RSVP at 714-627-4855.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, April 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

HealthCare Center Conference Room

To schedule an appointment for a blood donation, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter “leisure.” Streamline the donation experience and save time by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete the health questionnaire on the day of the appointment.

SBTV Fitness

The following weekly excercise classes air 24/7 on SBTV-3 via TWC Spectrum CH3, Frontier Fios CH37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. 


5:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs) 


6:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

8:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)

Noon: Silver Age Yoga (2.5 hrs)


7:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

11 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages (30 mins)


5:30 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages (30 mins)

6 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

7:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (3.5 hrs)


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

Noon: Feeling Fit (1 hr)


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

Lunch Cafe – Meals on Wheels OC

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, starting at 11 a.m. It is open to anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $3, but everyone is welcome, even if a contribution is not possible. Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for $5. Every contribution goes directly to help keep this vital program going.

Sugar free desserts and water packed fruits are used throughout the menu to accommodate diabetics. 1% milk served daily. ** indicates sodium content over 1,000 mg. Low Cholesterol, 0% trans-fat buttery spread (Promise) served with bread and rolls. For more information, go to https://www.mealsonwheelsoc.org/senior-services/senior-lunch/

Thursday, April 6

Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, breadstick, and a sugar free pear crisp.

Friday, April 7**

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

Monday, April 10

Baked tilapia with savory tomato braised, baby baked potatoes, California vegetable blend, whole wheat dinner roll with Promise, and canned peaches.

Tuesday, April 11 

Lightly salted roast turkey breast with hummus sandwich, tomato and cucumber salad, barley, corn and mango salad, whole wheat pita bread, and a mandarin orange.

Wednesday, April 12

Split pea soup with sugar free crackers, Greek salad with edamame and shredded chicken, marinated vegetable salad, and a sugar free apple crisp.

During Emergencies, Every Second Counts

In emergencies, readily available medical and contact information can make a life and death difference when paramedics arrive on the scene, and provide peace of mind for individuals and their families.

The File of Life sleeve and the medical information form are available for purchase at Copy and Supply Center in Building 5 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the cost of 73 cents, plus eight cents for the medical information form, and should be updated as needed. For more information, call 562-431-6586, ext. 345 or ext. 307.

Leisure Leggers 

The Leisure Leggers, a running and walking club in Leisure World for more than 20 years, meets every Monday at Clubhouse 6 at 8 a.m. for a brisk trot around the neighborhood, followed by coffee and camaraderie. 

Dues are 99 cents per year. For more information, call club president Tom Pontac at 562-304-0880.


The Wa-Rite Club meets on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Weigh-ins are from 9-9:45 a.m. The meeting begins at 10. The annual fee is $10. Everyone must present a GRF ID.

Joyful Line Dance

Joyful Line Dance Club meets on Thursdays, upstairs in Clubhouse 6 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

For safety, classes are limited to 35 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Face masks and exercise shoes are strongly recommended. No membership fees are required, but donations are welcome.

For more information, text 562-301-5339.

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



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Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License License CAM0006.   Exp 5/03


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon. Service in private suite. One-customer, one-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. Tammy Nguyen (714)-425-4198.   Exp 4/12


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36Years+. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. SB Business License #KC75538.  Exp 5/10


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

Exp  4/12


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT, WINDOWS, FLOORS.  CALL PHIL at 562-881-2093.  Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001.  Exp 5/24



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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.   Exp 4/19


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  Seal Beach License RAZ002.  Exp 5/17


Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008.   Exp 5/17


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

SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 6/28


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


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.  Exp 5/03


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001   Exp 5/03


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

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

Exp 5/17



Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, running-or-not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release-of-Liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote.   CA Business License 046854. Exp 4/12


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


Victory Pride 10 Electric-Scooter. 4-Wheel, Red, Front/Rear-Baskets, Custom-Cover, Charger, 2-Years/Old. Seldom-Used/Like-New/$2,000.  Call/562-760-5668.


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 4/12


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093. Exp 5/03

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 6/07



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  Exp 4/19



Your moving service, any size job.  Call/310-387-2618.  Business License RO263644. Exp 4/26


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE Buying Mid-Century Modern Furniture/Antiques/Stain-Glass Windows and Lamps/Miscellaneous-Collectibles/Vintage-Clothing/Jewelry/ETC. 562-243-7229  Exp 5/10


MacBook/Pro 2021 16-inch, MI Pro Chip 16GB/Like-New/$2000. MacBook/Pro 2018 13-inch Intel i7 Chip 16GB/Like-New/$750. MacBook/Pro 2016 15-inch Quad Core intel i7 Chip 500GB-storage/16GB-memory/Like-New/$500. 818-940-9332.


Yard Sale. April-6th/Thursday & April-7th/Friday, 7:00am-2:00pm. 1681 Interlachen Road, Mutual-11/Apartment-282A. Kitchen-Items/Ladies-Clothes/Ladies-Shoes/Purses/Miscellaneous-Items.


Estate Sale. April-6th/Thursday & April-7th/Friday from 9:00am-2:00pm. 13280 St. Andrews Drive, Mutual-10/Unit-256K. This home is filled with many treasures. Round Dining-Table w/4-chairs, Black-&-Decker-Storage-Cabinet/Microwave/Desk/Tall-Boy-Dresser/Flower-Pots/Adjustable-Twin-Bed-Base/Vacuum/Art/Jewelry/Bookcase/Pair-of-Floral-Arm-Chairs/Puzzles and Much-More. Estate Sales by Jennifer and Denise, POB 427, Seal Beach 90740. Seal Beach License 14206514. For entry through Leisure-World main-gate, call/text Denise/714-234-8842 by Wednesday. If you would like pictures of all the treasures, please send me your email.


2/Easy to Ride Bikes. Boardwalk & Campus-Sport (Both-26”). $30-Each/OBO. Call/562-296-6361.

Leisure World Carport For rent

Mutual-1, Space-41.  Monthly/$75.  Larry/562-430-1080 (phone# incorrect in last week paper).