May 5 2022
GRF Board Meeting Highlights
At its meeting April 26, the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors appropriated money to survey and test the soil at the 1.8-acre former Mini Farm site and upgrade Clubhouse 2. It also voted to distribute excess income to GRF reserve and operating funds and to Mutual corporations, among other actions.
• Clubhouse 2 Renovation
The board unanimously approved a Recreation Committee recommendation to refurbish the lobby and paint the entire interior of Clubhouse 2. Work will include replacing windows and lighting in the lobby and main hall. The board approved $130,177 from reserve funding as follows: $15,865, replace windows; $28,000, replace lighting in the lobby and main hall; $34,500, purchase 19 ADRC-approved light fixtures, plus a 10% contingency.
• Soil Testing at the 1.8-acre Site
The board unanimously approved soil testing and a topographical survey of the former Mini Farm site for a total of $11,300. The survey and soil testing is the first step in developing a project there.
• Refund of Excess Income
The board accepted the 2021 draft audited financial statements of the Golden Rain Foundation. The statement reflects an excess income of $1,118,521. On the recommendation of the Finance Committee, the board approved distribution as follows: $300,000 to the GRF reserve fund; $600,000 to the GRF operating fund and $218,521 to Mutual corporations on a pro rata basis.
• Adopt a Pay Grade Schedule
The board unanimously voted to adopt a new 2022 pay grade schedule, part of a comprehensive effort to improve employee pay and benefits, which have fallen behind industry averages.
Human Resources Director LeAnn Dillman and her staff evaluated the entire company pay grade
ated the entire company pay grade schedule and significantly overhauled it as all grades had to be adjusted upward.
Currently, Human Resources is reviewing all staff positions to align them to the new schedule and ensure salaries are at market rates.
Higher salaries and better benefits will help the GRF retain and recruit employees across all departments. The GRF has found it particularly challenging to recruit skilled trade workers such as plumbers and electricians, which residents rely on, especially during weekend emergencies.
This is the latest step in an ongoing effort to elevate employee compensation. In February, the board voted to award all GRF employees except staff directors, who are the highest-ranking department heads, a 5-percent economic adjustment increase and offered a more robust benefits package.
Prior to that, employees had not received a cost-of-living raise since 2012.
• Inspector of Elections
The board unanimously confirmed the appointment of Accurate Voting Services to perform the general election services for the GRF and Mutual corporations for the 2022 election, per GRF Policy 30-5025-3, Election Procedures.
• Real Estate Upate: On-Site Home Sales
In her quarterly report, On-Site Home Sales broker Dawn Januszka of The Januszka Group, Inc., told the board that the real estate market is experiencing “explosive” pricing in a seller’s market that is now beginning to slow. Prices have skyrocketed due to to supply shortage, which could be partially triggered by homeowners delaying moves. She called it the “worst housing shortage in history,” which includes Leisure World, as it mirrors the outside real estate market.
First-quarter sales were average, lower than in 2020 and 2021, but the office is closing out April with a robust 21 sales, she said. Experts predict that the market will level off in coming months.
She also noted that every transaction handled by On-Site Home Sales benefits residents as the office annually returns a portion of proceeds to the GRF. Last year, it gave back about $700,000. On-Site Home Sales is the only real estate office endorsed by the GRF, and its agents understand the nuances of real estate transactions that differ from Mutual to Mutual, which can streamline the process for buyers and sellers.
•Storm Drains Project
The board voted to proceed with a project to install custom storm water screens inside 157 of Leisure World’s inlets. All grated inlets in streets and parking lots will receive a stainless-steel screen that filters to 5 millimeter, bringing LW streets and parking into full compliance with the state’s Trash Amendment regulations.
LW has about 225 inlets that collect storm water runoff. Of these inlets, 174 are located in street and parking lots, and about 51 are in non-paved grassy areas between buildings, according to a proposal summary from the contractor, G2 Construction, Inc.
Storm water runoff contributes to pollution and negatively impacts the water quality of watersheds, streams, groundwater, oceans and all bodies of water. The California State Water Board has mandated that municipalities screen their storm water inlets and catch basins to capture all sources of pollution two-tenths of an inch (5 mm) or larger.
The total construction cost is estimated to be $576,000, and the City of Seal Beach believes Leisure World is an ideal candidate to win a 2022-23 OCTA Environmental Cleanup Program Project X grant that will cover 80% of the costs.
The city is applying for the grant, with Leisure World as co-applicant, according to Deputy Public Works Director Iris Lee. Should the application be awarded, OCTA’s grant will reimburse the lion’s share of the project cost, leaving Leisure World responsible for a 20-percent minimum match of $99,000.
•Clubhouse 1 Picnic Tables
The board voted to approve $3,014 for in reserve funding to replace 20 seats and one tabletop at Clubhouse 1 picnic area, per a recommendation from the Recreation Committee.
• Purchase of Club Cars
At the recommendation of the Security, Bus & Traffic Committee, the board voted to purchase three 2022 model-year Club Car Carryall electric utility vehicles for $65,000 from Long Beach Electric Car Sales. The carts will be used by Information Technology Services, Purchasing and Copy and Supply. It was estimated the vehicles will provide service for up to 20 years.
—Ruth Osborn, managing editor
Mother’s Day Tribute
Mother’s Day lets the most important woman in people’s lives know how greatly appreciated she is. Mothers are trusted confidants, best friends and ongoing support systems. The LW Weekly would like to take this opportunity to celebrate mothers’ love in the following memories of—and tributes to—those mothers and maternal figures who cultivate a thriving world of potential in their children.
Fred Fenton, Mutual 12
Mother was a pioneer woman doctor. She was the only woman in her medical school class of 1926, and the “boys” took every opportunity to tease her. Although my mother was a staunch Christian, her church in Los Angeles during her medical schooling was no more supportive than her classmates. Not only was she reminded that a woman’s place was in the home, but—even more bluntly—she was also informed that no Christian woman would ever think of giving a medical exam to a man!
At a time when most women in America were homemakers, Mother had all the responsibilities of working women today. She was a full-time professional, as well as a wife, mother, homemaker, Sunday school superintendent and community volunteer. Although I may not have seen as much of her as some other children saw their mothers, I never doubted her love for me.
In the seventh grade, I enjoyed taking my turn running the U.S. flag up the pole in front of my school. I was overweight, described by an internist as a “good feeder.” One morning, happily performing my flag duty, I leaned over and felt the rear seam of my cotton pants rip open. What to do? I walked sideways to the front entrance of the school, keeping my back to some bushes.
Once inside, I continued walking sideways along the hall to the front office. Mother was with a patient when her secretary interrupted. “Frederick’s on the phone, Dr. Helen. He says he must talk with you.” As soon as she understood my predicament, mother said, “I’m coming. Stay right where you are.” Leaving an office full of patients, she drove across town to our home to get another pair of pants and then came to the school office to rescue me. She stood blocking the view while I slipped out of one pair of pants and into another.
That did not turn out to be the only time mother helped me slip out of trouble! She lived to be 93 and died in 1994. You can imagine how much I loved her.
Amparo Cruson, Mutual 6
Daughers Liana Fjellstrom and Sonia Johnson and the whole family wish Amparo Cruson of Mutual 6 a Happy Mother’s Day. “We would like to say this about Amparo: To the world, you are our mama and grandma. But to our family, you are our world! We love you so much and treasure this day of celebrating mothers with you.”
Sylvia Schiada, Mutual 1
My mother, Catherine, raised herself from the age of 16 after her mother passed. Her dream was to become a nurse, live in Hawaii and have four children, all of which came true.
Besides working full-time as a registered nurse in the newborn nursery, on her days off, she supported our family’s printing business. At home, she taught us how to cook and clean. She played piano and the accordion and provided an environment full of art and music. Though our family weathered hardships, her courage and fortitude kept us steady. As our moral compass, her influence was governed by love and by which we learned lifelong lessons to practice hospitality and to keep our word. Her example of faith is revered by all who know her, and that’s one of many reasons why she is special.
Yvonne B. Leon, Mutual 12
My mother, Ethel May Anderson Baxter, was an amazing woman. She was born on May 1, 1914, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In 1932, she was accepted at Calgary General Hospital to become an registered nurse.
Mom meant the world to me. I had juvenile arthritis, and she spent a great deal of her time caring for me in addition to my older brother and her husband. She was so devoted to the family.
Mary Martinez, Mutual 9
Steve Martinez of Mutual 9, the son of Mary Martinez, writes: “My mother is special because of the deep religious faith that has sustained her since childhood. She stays grounded through daily prayer and Bible reading.
“She speaks proudly of her children, her remaining daughter and a son, who also lives in Leisure World. She reminisces about her own mother, five sisters and a daughter—all of whom have passed on.”
Joan Rose, Mutual 12
My mom has been gone for 21 years, and I still miss her. She was my best friend and the best mother anyone could have asked for. She was always there for me, through my teenage trauma years and my marriage problems. She and my dad took me back home twice after I failed at two marriages.
When I called her after my second marriage failed and told her that I was left with four kids to support and no money, she simply said, “Come home.” I don’t know what I would have done without her.
She was strong. After my dad passed, she was independent and kept a big garden and yard, even in her 80s. She played the piano every day, and her love of music was passed down to me, her grandkids and great-grandkids.
She made most of my clothes when I was a girl and excelled at sewing and crocheting. Her meals were superb, and we never went hungry. She taught me how to cook and sew, and always encouraged me in whatever I wanted to do. Her family was No. 1, and she always made holidays so special. When we moved from Utah to Los Angeles, she went to work with my dad at North American Aviation for 12 years until her retirement.
Whatever I am in life, I credit her for giving me a strong sense of self-worth and independence. She really was the wind beneath my wings.
Anna Derby, Mutual 5
My mother, Bok Nyu Lee, was a wonderful, caring person. Mother’s Day 2022 is very special to Korean mothers because in Korea, Mother’s Day was always May 8. It was officially designated as the day for the annual Mother’s Day celebration in Korea in 1956. This went on until 1973, when Parents’ Day replaced Mother’s Day. I stayed in Korea till 1981 before immigrating to the U.S., but I remember people celebrated Mother’s Day on May 8, not Parents’ Day. This year, Mother’s Day happens to be on May 8. On top of that, it is on Sunday!
When Mother’s Day comes around, my heart aches at how difficult a life my mother had, raising seven children under tough circumstances. My parents worked from dawn till dark every day with no holidays or weekends because they couldn’t afford to close the store that provided the family’s livelihood.
At least my mother lived long enough to see her children become hard-working adults with close families, building our lives as proud citizens all over the world.
Once the nest was empty, my mother enrolled in adult education because when she was growing up, girls weren’t offered higher education. It took her a couple of years to graduate. It was a big moment for her, walking across the stage in a cap and gown. I remember her smile from the graduation ceremony picture. She was proud of her accomplishment, and we all knew how much it meant for her to achieve that milestone.
My mother was an example of sincere, resilient determination. She was always looking to build a better tomorrow. We’ve all learned to be like our mom.
As I was planning the Golden Age Foundation Centenarian Celebration April 20, I remembered my own mom would be 105 years old if she were alive. She lived to be 89 years old, but we still miss her dearly.
Regina DeLeon, Mutual 9
Regina DeLeon’s son Reggie DeLeon writes: “I thank God every day for blessing me with a mother who is the most selfless, generous and compassionate person I know.
“She always puts others before herself, making sure everyone around her is taken care of. Perhaps it’s because she worked as a registered nurse for nearly 40 years after immigrating from the Philippines in the 1960s. She eventually attained the highest position as director of nurses.
“But I think her kind and caring nature is what made her such a successful nurse and what makes her the best mother in the world. So this Mother’s Day, I just want her to feel as loved and as cared for as she’s made me and everyone lucky enough to know her feel.”
Diana and Steve Felszeghy want to pay tribute to their aunt, Mercedes “Mercy” Lizarraga, of Mutual 15: “She has been a mother to me and my brothers ever since my own mother passed away in 1968. Mercy is a person with a great and generous heart. She was there for us at every milestone of our lives.
“She took us on vacation trips to see the Grand Canyon, Catalina Island, the World’s Fair in Spokane, Disneyland and many places that we probably never would have seen.
The family loves her and appreciates her.”
Pool tours, Cinco de Mayo festival today
by Kathy Thayer
We’re on! The pools are filled and the ribbon cutting ceremony, facility tours and surf band concert will start at 3 p.m., today, May 5, at the Aquatic Center.
The Cinco de Mayo event will immediately follow at 5 p.m. at Clubhouse 6. Come out and enjoy Koffel’s famous virgin margaritas and a variety of Mexican and American food from its truck.
Tours, speeches, ribbon cutting, and a surf band, Venturesmania featuring Deke Dickerson, will mark the initial public viewing of the pool and hot tub facilities, starting at 3:00 p.m., although swimming will start at a later date once cleared by the final government agencies’ inspections. The dancing and fun moves to Clubhouse 6 at 5:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse parking lot, as well as inside, so come ready to keep the party going with a live mariachi band, Alas de Angel, featuring singer Genesis Paz.
The first floor of the clubhouse will be closed to normal activities, including table tennis.. The second floor Fitness Center will remain closed for the day.
This is slated to be one of the most popular events of the year and the space is always filled to capacity, both inside and outside the clubhouse, so residents only, please for this free festival.
Since parking is extremely limited a free shuttle from the Clubhouse 4 parking lot will run continuously from 2:30 p.m. ending at 7:30, so please take advantage of this Park and Ride service, provided by GRF Transportation Department. Look for the signs that say “Event Bus” at the clubhouses or call 562-431-6586 ext. 372 for more information.
Questions? Contact Kathy Thayer at email@example.com.
City of Seal Beach honors Anna Derby for centenarian work
On April 25, the Seal Beach Council honored Golden Age Foundation President Anna Derby who coordinated the April 20 Centenarian Celebration. Seal Beach Mayor Joe Kalmick presented Derby with a certificate of appreciation, thanking her for her “tireless efforts to make the Leisure World community a better and happier place to live.”
Lapidary Fundraiser for Ukraine
by Jan Friedland
Lapidary Club member Thuy Do has created a T-shirt logo inspired by Ukrainian refugees, who are struggling to survive since Russian forces invaded the country on Feb. 24.
Thuy is selling T-shirts, with all the proceeds (minus her cost) going to a charity that helps feed and care for Ukrainian refugees.
Her design was inspired by a photo she saw showing boys huddled and fearfully praying.
Thuy herself experienced fear while living in her home country as a youth.
Like others who have survived war, Thuy still bears the scarred memories and emotional wounds that result from living in a war-torn country.
The short-sleeve T-shirt, in both black and white, costs $15.
People are welcome to donate above and beyond cost of the T-shirts.
The t-shirts come in sizes small to extra-large.
People who want to purchase one can find Thuy in the Lapidary Room in Clubhouse 4 Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Cash payment is preferred.
The LW Library offers fax service for $1 per page to send a fax domestically, $3 per page to send a fax internationally and 50 cents per page to receive a fax.
To receive a fax via the library, residents should ask the sender to include his or her name and phone number on the fax and provide the sender with the library’s fax number, (562) 431-4143.
The library is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Faxes are not sent past 3:15 p.m. to allow time for closing procedures.
Faxes can be received by the machine 24 hours a day, seven days a week but only picked up during regular hours of operation.
For more information, call the library at (562) 598-2431.
Vote for a chance to win
LW shareholders in even-numbered Mutuals who cast votes for their GRF directors in the 2022 election are eligible for an opportunity drawing for $50 Ralphs gift cards.
The drawing is sponsored by the GRF Board of Directors as an incentive for residents to participate in community government.
Shareholders from even-numbered Mutuals will be automatically entered into the drawing if they vote. Gift card winners will be announced at the GRF annual meeting on June 14 at 2 p.m.
Based on the number of units, each Mutual will have one or more raffle winners, as follows: Mutual 2, 864 units for nine winners; Mutual 4, 396 units, four winners; Mutual 6, 408 units, five winners; Mutual 8, 348 units, four winners; Mutual 10, 276 units, three winners; Mutual 12, 452 units, five winners; Mutual 14, 328 units, four winners; Mutual 16, 60 units, one winner.
Current GRF Director households are not eligible.
GRF elections are held every two years—odd-numbered Mutuals hold elections during odd-numbered years, and even-numbered Mutuals during even-numbered years.
Perspectives, page 4
Letters to the Editor
Many of us shareholders belong to one or more activities here in our clean, safe Leisure World.
There are 200 or more clubs for us to participate in according to our interests and time. Our clubs have performers, speakers, dances, videos or special events we want to share.
I am asking the powers that be (GRF, Recreation or whoever is in charge) if we can post flyers for our activities in the glassed-in bulletin boards in each clubhouse like we used to do.
Clubs spend money, time and talent on these flyers, yet very few people get to see them. Our clubs deserve to be able to advertise these endeavors that they have worked on.
When last I looked, the only notice in the Clubhouse 1 and 6 bulletin boards was about a Christmas event from a church outside LW. I haven’t seen our activities on the digital bulletin boards—they don’t seem to be working.
Many older folks can’t or don’t use the LW website.
Please allow us shareholders to post our informational, colorful flyers proudly to spread the news about our wonderful diverse activities.
I just want to share my experiences with a food service plan called Fish-O-Licious that is currently being offered in our community. A glossy blue advertisement for it was inserted in the April 21 LW Weekly.
I have been living here for about two years and retired just after the pandemic lockdown began. I started ordering food and groceries to be delivered because I was in the high-risk group for COVID-19. I’m also not an enthusiastic cook but takeout food was getting tiresome, and I worried about nutrition. I felt envious of recipients of services like Meals On Wheels because the nutritious meals were planned, prepared and delivered, but I knew I was fortunate to have more options than that.
So I tried Fish-O-Licious, and so far, it has been an enjoyable experience. I started with three meals a week but switched to the five-meals-a-week plan after the first week. When I first called to sign up, Samil, the owner, not only greeted me warmly, but he also asked about dietary needs and preferences.
He also came by to introduce himself and Britne, my delivery person. He explained the delivery process and how to choose the plan I wanted. He has been as good as his word about addressing all my dietary concerns and preferences due to my diabetes and medications.
I like the food trucks at Clubhouse 6. I know I can go out or order in. I feel lucky to have all these choices.
In the end, I’m happy to have a homecooked type meal in the comfort of my own residence without dressing up. I hope some of you find this helpful. Bon appetit, everyone!
I would like to give a heartfelt thank you to my friends who made my 81st birthday so special. The ladies at church sang “Happy Birthday” and gave me hugs.
Holy Family’s Father Joe Nguyen gave me a special blessing, and my neighbors made sure I had some gluten-free cupcakes. I love you all, and don’t forget the lumpia.
Anna Derby did a splendid job organizing the GAF Centenarian Celebration April 20. Usually when someone plans a party, there are people who say, “It was very nice, but. . . .” This time, there were no buts. I know it took a lot of work, planning and energy to accomplish a tribute like that for those of us who are 100 years old this year.
The planning was perfect, the flowers I received were the most beautiful I’ve ever had. The luncheon was perfect. The cards and tributes were really appreciated. The couple who delivered the goodies was charming. We enjoyed our time with them. Your graciousness and generosity were appreciated by all.Thank you again.
Bea Roth and family
Remember When is presented by the Leisure World Historical Society, a 501(c)3 educational foundation, dedicated to preserving the history of Leisure World. Help make history live; tell your story, and donate memorabilia. The Historical Society in Clubhouse 1 is open every Thursday from 2-4 p.m. Visit LWHistory.org or SealBeachLeisureWorldHistory.org for more information.
• May 1, 1969—A program to start vehicle registration commenced on this date. The new program was to improve security. Now all resident vehicles have decals.
• May 2, 1968-—The Health Care Center was expanded to provide additional space for medical records and a switchboard.
• May 3, 1979—Six solar panels were tested as a source for heating water to use in the showers. It was the first test of solar panels in the community.
• May 3, 1990—Social Security announced that all individuals who apply for benefits will need to arrange for direct deposit. Direct deposit was finally required for almost everyone.
• May 4, 1967—The LW American Legion conducted a 10-day toy drive for Vietnamese orphans was part of a national toy drive named “Operation Handclasp.”
• May 5, 1966—The Leisure World Lawn Bowlers Club hosted a Southern California Lawn Bowling Association tournment. Thirty-six teams, representing 18 of the 20 member clubs, vied for cash prizes and honor in an all-day contest. The teams were composed of 108 bowlers dressed in all white.
Setting It Straight
The Centenarian tribute in the April 28 paper incorrectly identified Seal Beach Council member Thomas Moore as the mayor of Seal Beach. Joe Kalmick has been the city’s mayor since 2021. Moore was the mayor in 2019.
Recap of GRF Board Activity, April 26
Approved Consent Agenda: MOVED and approved the consent agenda including minutes of the Physical Property Committee Meeting of March 2, minutes of the GRF Administration Committee Meeting of March 3, minutes of the Recreation Committee Meeting of March 7, minutes of the GRF Board Meeting of March 26, GRF Board Report of April 26, acceptance of the Interim Financial Statement from March, and approval of the Reserve Funds Investment Purchase.
General: Approval of 2022 PayGrade: MOVED to adopt the new 2022 Paygrade schedule.
Soil Sample and Topographic Survey: MOVED to authorize staff to proceed with conducting soil testing and a topographical survey of the area known as 1.8 Acres for a cost not to exceed $11,300, Capital Funding, and authorize the president to sign the needed contracts.
Approval of the Distribution of Excess Income: MOVED to distribute the 2021 GRF excess income as follows: $300,000 to the Reserve Fund; $600,000 to be kept in its operation fund; and $218,521 to be distributed to the Mutual Corporations on a pro rata basis.
GRF Administration Committee
Approval—Appoint 2022 Inspector of Election: MOVED to confirm Accurate Voting Services as the Inspectors of Election, for the elections, as set forthin 30-5025-3, Election Procedures.
TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend Policy 30-5093-1, Authorized Resident Rules of Conduct: MOVED to amend 30-5093-1, Authorized Resident Rules of Conduct, updating Rules of Conduct under Behaviors, prohibiting the following: theft of any Trust property and egregious behavior of any kind, as presented, pending a 28-day notification to the members, and a final decision by the GRF Board of Directors on July 26.
Amend Policy 30-5024-1, Committee Structure: MOVED to amend 30-5024-1, Committee Structure, updating document language as presented.
Amend Policy 50-1672-4, Property & Liability Insurance Information: MOVED to amend 50-1672-4, Property & Liability Insurance Information, approving the suggetsed changes by the GRF Legal Counsel as presented.
Physical Property Committee
Reserve Funding Request—Clubhouse 2 Renovation: MOVED to award contracts to Custom Glass to replace windows at gable end black glass for $15,865; Hutton Painting to paint the entire interior (ADRC standards) for $28,000; MJ Jurado to replace lighting in lobby and Main Hall for $34,500 and purchase 19 light fixtures (ADRC-approved) for a cost of $39,978 and add 10% contingency to the project for a cost not to exceed $130,177, Reserve Funding, and authorize the president sign the contracts.
Capital Funding Request – Storm Drains Screens Project Resurrection: MOVED to approve up to $99,000 of Capital Funding to install storm drain screens throughout the community and authorize the President to sign the commitment letter to the City of Seal Beach and Orange County Transportation Authority indicating that Golden Rain Foundation’s match of 20% is contingent upon the City of Seal Beach’s successful grant request.
Reserve Funding Request —Clubhouse 1—Picnic Tables: MOVED to approve the purchase of replacement seats and tabletop from Seating Component Manufacturing Inc. for a cost of $3,014, Reserve Funding.
TENTATIVE VOTE: Adopt Policy 70-1487-1B, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL)—Rules and Regulations: MOVED to adopt 70-1487-1B, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL)—Rules and Regulations, as presented, pending a 28-day notification to the members, and a final decision by the GRF Board of Directors on July 26.
TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend Policy 70-1487-2, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL)—Schedule of Fees and Monetary Fines: MOVED to amend policy 70-1487-2, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL)—Schedule of Fees and Monetary Fines, updating the fee and document language as presented, pending a 28-day notification to the members, and a final decision by the GRF Board of Directors on July 26.
Amend Policy 70-1487.02-1, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL)—Vehicle Maintenance: MOVED to amend policy 70-1487.02-1, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL)—Vehicle Maintenance, adding a new rule under Safety Issue Items: ‘Please check with the Recreation Department Head for any additional safety issues not listed’, as presented.
Amend Policy 40-1487-6, RV Lot Lease Agreement: MOVED to amend policy 740-1487-6, Recreation Vehicle Lot Lease Agreement, updating document language as presented.
Security, Bus & Traffic Committee
Capital Funding Request – GRF Electric Vehicle: MOVED to approve the purchase of three 2022 model-year Club Car Carryall 510 LSV electric utility vehicles, in the amount of $65,000, including a $3,000 contingency and to authorize the President to sign the needed contracts.
Executive Session Agenda
Friday, May 6, 1 p.m.
Conference Room A
NOTE: This meeting is closed to Shareholders/Members per Civil Code §4935
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
5. Pending and/or Litigation Updates
6. Member Code of Conduct
Notification of Proposed Changes to GRF Documents
Per the action of the GRF Board on April 26, in accordance with Civil Code §4360, Notice of Approval, the Board hereby provides general notice to all Shareholders/Members of the following proposed changes to GRF Governing Documents. All Shareholders wishing to comment on the proposed changes may submit comments by either emailing them to the attention of the GRF Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or sending them via mail to: Golden Rain Foundation, P. O. Box 2069, Seal Beal, CA 90740, Attn: Proposed Document Revisions. Please reference the name of the governing document on any correspondence you submit. All comments will be copied to the Board for review and consideration. The Board will take final action relative to the following at its July 26 meeting.
30-5093-1, Authorized Resident (AR) Rules of Conduct
The purpose of the Authorized Resident (AR) Rules of Conduct is to protect Golden Rain Foundation (GRF), GRF staff, GRF contracted service providers and GRF residents.
The Rules of Conduct apply to GRF Members/Owners, Qualified Permanent Residents, Co-occupants, Renters/Lessees, caregivers, and visitors.
2. Rules of Conduct
2.1. Shall apply on all property held in trust by GRF (Trust Property).
2.2. Shall apply on Mutual Property for behavior and actions toward GRF staff and GRF contracted serviced providers working in Mutuals.
2.3. GRF Members are responsible for the actions of all those associated with their property, including the following: Qualified Permanent Residents, Co-occupants, Renters/Lessees, Caregivers, and visitors.
2.4. Interactions with others must be respectful and non-abusive, both verbally and physically.
2.4.1. Behaviors such as the following are prohibited:
188.8.131.52. Verbal or physical violence, implied or actual (threats).
184.108.40.206. Personal insults and yelling.
220.127.116.11. Any form of discrimination.
18.104.22.168. Unwanted or offensive touching, filming, photography and recording.
22.214.171.124. Sexually suggestive language.
126.96.36.199. Directing objects or substances at another person with intent to harm or intimidate.
188.8.131.52. Disruptive behavior, personal attacks, or harassment during GRF meetings.
184.108.40.206. Creating a hostile work environment for GRF staff and GRF contracted service providers on Trust Property or while working in Mutuals.
220.127.116.11. Bodily odor or cleanliness that would be considered offensive and a health and safety hazard to others.
18.104.22.168. Willful damage, destruction, or defacing of Trust Property, or unauthorized/unlawful entry, use or trespass upon Trust Property.
22.214.171.124. Theft of any Trust Property.
126.96.36.199. Egregious behavior of any kind.
188.8.131.52. Non-compliance with GRF Governing Documents.
3.1. Non-compliance will result in a penalty for each violation.
See 30-5093-2 for schedule of fines and penalties.
3.2. To protect GRF, repeat offenders may be subject to legal action.
3.3. For offenses that are governed by City, State or Federal laws the appropriate authorities will be contacted.
4. Notification of Violation and Right to Hearing
See Procedure 30-5093-3 for Notification of Violation and Right to Hearing procedures.
70-1487-1B, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL)—Rules and
1.1. A Recreational Vehicle (RV) is a motor vehicle or trailer for recreational dwelling purposes, or a vehicle designed and used to tow such (see Glossary for more specifics).
1.2. Recreational Vehicle means one or both of the following:
1.2.1. A motor home, camper van, travel trailer, truck camper, camping trailer, with or without motive power, designed for recreational purposes, emergency, or other occupancy that meets all the following criteria:
184.108.40.206. It contains less than 320 square feet of internal living room area, excluding built-in equipment, including, but not limited to wardrobe, closets, cabinets, kitchen units or fixtures, and bath or toilet rooms.
220.127.116.11. It contains 400 square feet or less of gross area measured at maximum horizontal projections.
18.104.22.168. It is built on a single chassis.
22.214.171.124. It is either a self-propelled, truck mounted, or permanently towable on the highways without a permit (e.g., a car caddy).
1.2.2. A park trailer, as defined in Section 18009.3 (CHSC).
1.3. Qualified Recreational Vehicles (QRVs) are those that meet the Eligibility Requirements listed in 2. and are used primarily for the purpose for which they were designed.
1.4. Good standing means not more than 30 days delinquent on any assessment, and related charges, fees or fines as verified by the Stock Transfer and/or Finance Departments.
1.5. Lessee refers to those given an RVL lease by the Golden Rain Foundation Recreation Department (RD).
1.6. Operational is defined as “in use, in working order or ready to use.”
2. RVL GENERAL USE CONDITIONS
2.1. The RVL and its facilities shall be maintained for the benefit of all Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Authorized Residents (ARs) in good standing (Member/Owners (M/Os), Co-occupant, Qualified Permanent Residents (QPRs), and Mutual Renter/Lessees [R/Ls]) per the terms and conditions of the Trust Agreement, GRF Bylaws, and Policies.
2.2. The RD has primary responsibility for administration, governance, and coordination of maintenance issues for the RVL The RVL is authorized by the GRF Board of Directors (BOD). For information or maintenance issues regarding the RVL, call the RVL Attendant at (562) 431-6586 ext. 373, or email to email@example.com.
2.3. All vehicles stored in the RVL must be operational at all times. No QRV stored in the RVL shall be on a planned non-operation (PNO) status.
2.4. All QRVs in a leased space in the RVL must have a valid GRF RVL decal clearly placed on the vehicle.
2.5. Lessees and visitors shall not engage in any conduct that creates a nuisance or otherwise interferes with the use and enjoyment of other Lessees’ spaces or adjacent residences.
2.6. Lessees must follow all rules, and they are subject to any consequences for failure to do so.
2.7. Any prior RV or vehicle Parking Storage Lot Rules and Regulations or agreements in existence at the time these versions of Rule 70-1487-1B and Rule 70-1487-2 are adopted, are superseded, and canceled.
3. ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS
3.1. The RV ownership must include the AR seeking a lease and be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the RD.
3.2. It must be in operating condition.
3.3. It must fall into one of the following categories.
3.3.1. A Class A recreational motor home, built on a truck chassis.
3.3.2. A Class B conversion van camper (may have a raised roof).
3.3.3. A Class C recreational motor home, built on a modified van chassis.
3.3.4. A Travel Trailers between 13 and 40 feet in length.
3.3.5. A Fifth wheel between 15 and 40 feet in length.
3.3.6. A folding camp trailer.
3.3.7. A boat or personal watercraft (e.g., jet skis, or similar vessels) on a trailer.
3.3.8. A box or horse trailer used solely for recreational purposes.
3.4. The following are NOT eligible and may be towed away, at the Lessee’s expense.
3.4.1. Flat-bed trailers of dimensions greater than 7 feet wide or 20 feet long (including the tongue).
3.4.2. Non-commercially manufactured QRVs and trailers.
3.4.3. Commercial rental, or similar type, open or closed trailers.
3.4.4. QRVs belonging to former ARs.
3.4.5. Any eligible DMV registered RV, passenger or commercial vehicle converted into a storage unit.
3.4.6. Any trailer used to transport cargo that was not intended by the manufacturer for recreation.
4. LEASES, PENALTIES AND FEES
4.1. Leases are for one (1) year. Annual lease fees may increase at the time of renewal. Annual billing will be sent to every lessee in the RVL prior to June 1st.
4.1.1. A prorated refund will be given if the lease is cancelled by GRF during the lease period.
4.1.2. If Lessee cancels the lease prior to expiration, a prorated refund will be given.
4.2. The following information must be provided along with a new application and also within 30 days of a QRV registration renewal.
4.2.1. A valid government-issued driver’s license.
4.2.2. Proof of appropriate liability insurance with the prospective Lessee’s name as the primary or secondary insured.
4.2.3. Vehicle registration papers with the prospective Lessee’s name as an owner.
4.2.4. The prospective Lessee’s current GRF identification card.
4.2.5. Current emergency contact information.
4.3. Any changes in the QRV ownership, Lessee address, mailing address, insurance, phone number, emergency contact or QRV license plate number must be reported to the RD within seven (7) days of the change. Written notification shall be placed in the RVL drop box; or mailed or delivered by hand to: Golden Rain Foundation P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA, 90740. The RD will acknowledge receipt of the documents in writing.
4.4. Non-compliance with 4.2 or 4.3 will result in cancellation of the lease in the RVL, towing of the QRV and/or disciplinary action.
4.5. Spaces are NOT transferrable. If a Lessee sells their vehicle, that space is not transferable If the buyer is an A/R and is requesting a space in the RVL, they must be added to the waiting list in the chronological order of the request.
4.6. If a QRV is replaced for the same type and size, then a Lessee can maintain their space, but the Lessee must notify the RVL Attendant and update their paperwork. If the QRV is smaller, it may result in a mandatory space change.
4.7. If a M/O has leased a space in the RVL and subsequently rents their apartment, the M/O forfeits the right to retain their space. They must notify the RD and remove their vehicle immediately.
4.8. If a R/L has leased a space in the RVL, the lease shall be terminated immediately upon termination of the R/L’s tenancy in the M/O’s unit.
4.9. The GRF BOD has authorized the Policy/Parking Review Violation (PRV) Panel to review all citations specific to the RVL, Rule 70-1487-1B, and has authorized the RD to strictly enforce the GRF RVL Rule 70-1487-1B and schedule of fees/fines (70-1487-2). Penalties may be greater for repeated violations within a three (3) year period.
4.10. Non-payment of fees in addition to any late fees incurred may result in the disciplinary procedures being implemented by GRF and imposition of fines up to $500 and/or lease cancellation.
4.11. If an issued citation has not been addressed/corrected by the Lessee within thirty (30) days of notification, a second citation will be issued. If the Lessee continues to ignore the violation, the GRF PRV Panel may recommend to the GRF BOD, the termination of the lease and/or tow of the QRV.
4.12. The GRF BOD has authorized the RD to tow from the RVL or remove vehicles or property in violation of this policy, at the Lessee’s expense (see Rule 80-1937-1 Section 7 Towing).
4.13. Any exceptions to Rule 70-1487-1B. or 70-1487-2 require the written approval of the GRF BOD. Violation citation records shall be kept for three (3) years.
4.14. The M/O is ultimately responsible for the behavior and actions of their R/L and will be held responsible for any fees, fines or disciplinary consequences incurred by the R/L (See Rule 30-5093-1, Shareholder Code of Conduct).
4.15. A current copy of the Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL) Rules and Regulations 70-1487-1B and Fees and Fines for the 70-1487-2, will be issued to the responsible party of the leased space at the time of application. The RD will notify Lessees when Rule 70-1487-1B or 70-1487-2 are revised by the GRF.
5. SPACE AND LOT RULES AND REGULATIONS
5.1. QRVs must be driven or towed out of the RVL by the Lessee and inspected by the RD annually.
5.2. All QRVs are subject to random inspections.
5.3. The RD may request a QRV be moved as required for maintenance of the RVL. If, after a ten (10) day notice has been issued, the QRV has not been moved, Staff may move the QRV or have the vehicle moved or towed. All costs incurred will then be charged to the Lessee.
5.4. Spaces in the RVL will be assigned by the RD on a first come, first served basis, one vehicle per space, at its sole discretion.
5.4.1. A maximum of two spaces per Leisure World address will be assigned. Spaces will be assigned by the length of the vehicle. Space assignments are subject to change upon notification.
5.4.2. A QRV shall only be parked within the footprint of the assigned space. A car caddy may be parked with a motorhome if space allows. A QRV not parked in its assigned space will be subject to tow at the Lessee’s expense (See Policy 80-1937-1) and/or the Member may be subject to disciplinary action.
5.4.3. One vehicle may remain in the Lessee’s space when the QRV is being used on a trip. The vehicle must have a valid GRF Security issued decal on their windshield. No GRF visitor passes are allowed.
5.5. No structures of any kind may be erected on the leased space (e.g., tents, portable garages, sheds, unauthorized storage units, etc). Only one (1) GRF pre-approved storage unit may be placed in the space. A list of approved storage units can be obtained from the RVL Attendant.
5.6. If a QRV is occupied (lived in) while it is parked in the RVL, the responsible Lessee will be subject to disciplinary action by the GRF PRV Panel. This violation may terminate the lease and/or result in a tow of the QRV.
5.7. It is prohibited to operate a generator in an unattended QRV. When the GRF Security or RVL Staff observes an infraction of this rule, the QRV will be issued a citation. The GRF Staff will attempt to notify the owner to shut it off.
5.8. Driving and Parking Rules.
5.8.1. The speed limit within the RVL is five (5) miles per hour.
5.8.2. Drivers must observe established roadways. NO driving through or across any unoccupied spaces is permitted.
5.8.3. Drivers must follow the natural angle of entry and departure to and from their space.
5.8.4. Drivers shall not short the acute angle, nor cross lines or marked corners.
5.8.5. No off-road vehicles are to be driven in the lot at any time, but the Lessee may load and unload them from their trailer.
5.8.6. Guests shall not drive or leave their vehicles in the RVL at any time. This includes golf carts.
5.8.7. All QRVs will need to be driven or towed off the lot by the Lessees.
5.9. The pedestrian gates must always be locked immediately after passing through.
5.10. No pets are allowed in the RVL other than to transfer the pet from one vehicle to the other.
5.11. The use of the Dump station is for Lessees only and all posted procedures shall be strictly followed. Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the RD.
5.12. QRV slide outs may not be extended except when using the charging station.
5.13. Unless approved in writing by the RD, no work or maintenance shall be done to any vehicle while in the RVL. No repairs shall take place at the charging station.
5.14. It is prohibited to level, support or raise QRV, trailers or vehicle frames with anything other than permanently installed jacks.
5.15. Wheel chocks, planks, bricks, wheel covers, etc., are not to be abandoned in an unoccupied space or area. Abandoned materials may be discarded by the GRF RVL Staff, without notice.
5.16. Lessees are required to keep the area around their QRV clean and free of debris and clutter at all times.
5.16.1. All trash is to be placed in trash containers.
5.16.2. No debris shall be tossed onto the ground.
5.17. No hazardous materials are to be disposed of in the RVL (e.g., batteries, tires, anti-freeze, or other vehicle fluids).
5.18. Lessees should be conscious of standing water and make every effort to avoid this (e.g., drain plug pulled, covers taut, etc.)
5.19. Tarps and covers must not be frayed or torn or create an appearance of neglect.
5.20. Lot Access.
5.20.1. The RVL access shall only be granted to those ARs having a RVL lease. A maximum of two keys and two remotes per space will be issued. Keys and remotes are the property of the GRF and are issued by the RVL Attendant upon an AR signing a lease for a space. The AR will be the only one issued a key and remote for access to the RVL. A lessee may not give or loan their key or remote to anyone.
5.20.2. The RD will charge a deposit for the key and remote. This fee is refundable upon key and remote return to the RD. Altering or reprogramming remotes or duplicating the key, will result in disciplinary action and/or the termination of the RVL lease and/or tow of the QRV.
5.20.3. No one without a QRV in the RVL shall have a remote or key. Anyone else using a remote or key will be removed from the RVL, have the remote and key taken and will no longer be allowed in the RVL, even as a guest.
5.20.4. A Non-residents will not be allowed entry into the RVL without the Lessee being present. The Lessee must remain with the guest during the duration of their time in the RVL. The Lessee is responsible for their guests at all times. Non-residents are not permitted to drive in the RVL.
5.20.5. Letters authorizing entry to the RVL will not be allowed.
5.21. Damage caused to GRF property or another Lessee’s property must be reported to the RVL Attendant immediately or in his/her absence to the Security Department, and liability will be assumed by the damaging party. Failure to do so may result in penalties in accordance with the California DMV Code Section 20002.
5.22.1. Any QRV listed for sale shall be approved by the RVL Attendant and posted on the bulletin board by the lot entrance. All sales must be by the owner only. No second party or broker sales will be allowed in the RVL. No “For Sale” signs are to be posted on the QRV.
5.22.2. Anyone selling a QRV that belongs to another person can have their RVL privileges suspended or revoked, their lease canceled and/or the QRV towed.
70-1487-2, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL)—Schedule of
Fees and Monetary Fines
SCHEDULE OF FEES AND MONETARY FINES FOR
NOTICE OF VIOLATION
1.1. Annual Space Lease Fee
1.1.1. 10 foot to 20 foot parking space $204.00
1.1.2. 21 foot to 30 foot parking space $240.00
1.1.3. 31 foot to 40 foot parking space $348.00
Participate in the Voting Process
The 2022 annual meeting season begins May 17 and will continue for the next six weeks as all 16 Mutuals and the Golden Rain Foundation host their annual meetings. The annual meeting and election season begins in January and concludes at the end of June. Election Specialist Ripa Barua answers some frequently asked questions.
What is an annual meeting and how is it different from a regular board meeting?
The Mutual corporations and the GRF are required to have annual meetings in order to report to the membership their activities during the past year. Directors read reports concerning finances, infrastructure, accomplishments and goals for the future. An annual meeting is similar to a State of the Union speech, as directors are limited to presenting reports whereas business is conducted at board meetings.
Who can attend annual meetings?
Shareholders/owners are encouraged to attend their Mutual’s annual meeting (see the schedule). All GRF members are encouraged to attend the GRF annual meeting on June 14 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.
Are the elections and annual meetings held on the same day?
The ballot counting for each Mutual’s election will be conducted at its annual meeting. The ballot counting for the GRF election will be conducted at a special GRF Board meeting on June 7 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4, one week before the GRF annual meeting.
How often are elections conducted?
Most Mutual boards of directors are elected annually. The GRF has elections every year but elects directors from even-numbered Mutuals in even-numbered years and from odd-numbered Mutuals in odd-numbered years.
How many ballots will I receive?
Depending on your Mutual, you may receive one or two ballots. Shareholders in Mutuals 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 are scheduled to receive two different ballots: a yellow ballot to elect your Mutual board of directors and a blue ballot to elect your GRF director(s). Shareholders in Mutuals 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17 are scheduled to receive one Mutual ballot.
Should I separate the voting portion of the ballot before mailing it in the envelope provided?
No, return the full legal-sized ballot in the envelopes provided.
Has my ballot been mailed?
Check the election schedule (page 26) to see when the mutual ballots were mailed. The GRF ballots will be mailed May 5.
There are three people who live in my unit; do we each receive a ballot?
One ballot is mailed to each unit on file. Per Mutual bylaws, if there are multiple owners of one membership (unit) in the corporation, despite the multiplicity of owners, they shall jointly have only one vote.
Can I use a proxy or designate someone to vote on my behalf?
Proxies are not permissible in GRF elections, but depending on your Mutual’s policy, proxies may be used in Mutual elections. To ensure the ballot’s integrity, ballot envelopes must be signed by the shareholder member connected to that household.
Are write-in candidates permitted?
Foundation bylaws do not permit write-in candidates for GRF directors. There is a space on most Mutual ballots for write-in candidates. However, for the vote to be properly cast for the write-in candidate, that candidate must be nominated at the annual meeting (called “nominated from the floor”) and must be present to accept the nomination.
My mail is forwarded to a post office box or an address outside the community. Will my ballot be forwarded to me?
No. As the voting rights are tied to the unit, ballots are all mailed to the units. A replacement ballot can be mailed to you at the address of your choice. Call Accurate Voting Services at (833) 861-6352 to request a replacement ballot.
The candidates on my ballot are running unopposed; why should I vote?
Your participation in the election process is critical for the operation of this community.Additionally, the return of your properly cast ballot ensures that your Mutual will obtain the necessary number of votes to produce the annual meeting and counting of ballots.
I don’t know the candidates running for my Mutual’s board of directors; why should I vote?
Read the candidate Statement of Qualifications included with the ballot for information. Ask candidates questions on topics that are important to you. Attend meet-the-candidates events. You still strongly encouraged to vote. By checking the box labeled “abstain from voting—ballot counted for quorum only” portion of the ballot lets you participate in the election process by returning a properly cast ballot.
I’ve heard a quorum is necessary before the ballots can be counted. What is a quorum?
A quorum is the minimum number of members that must be present to make Mutual annual meeting proceedings valid.
A quorum of at least one-third for some Mutuals, plus one for some of the Mutual corporation membership is required before the Mutual ballots can be counted.
I lost my ballot or can’t remember if I mailed my ballot. What do I do?
Call Accurate Voting Services at (833) 861-6352 to have a replacement ballot mailed to you or to confirm your ballot was received.
Where do I mail the ballot?
The yellow and blue mailing envelopes are postage-paid and pre-addressed to the Inspector of Elections, Accurate Voting Services Inc., P.O. Box 6117, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-6117. Drop the ballot in a U.S. mailbox as soon as possible. Your ballot must be received before noon on the business day BEFORE the annual meeting. You may also hand deliver your ballot to Clubhouse 4 on the day of the annual meeting. See instructions on your ballot for further information. Don’t forget to sign the outside return envelope.
I still have questions about annual meetings and elections. Who can help me?
Contact Rosie Estrada, Stock Transfer Assistant Manager, at (562) 431-6586, ext. 346, or Ripa Barua, Election Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
GRF Meetings Disclosure
Mailing Your GRF Ballot
For the ballot to be counted, the inspectors of election must receive it on or before noon on June 3.
You may also bring a sealed ballot to Clubhouse 4 between 9-10 a.m. on June 7. The polls will close at 10 a.m. to begin the counting process.
Observing GRF Ballot
The ballot counting will be conducted at the GRF Board of Directors meeting on June 7 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. GRF members are welcome to observe the counting process.
Attending GRF Annual
All newly elected directors will be installed at the GRF annual meeting on June 14 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.
List of Candidates for 2022-2023 GRF Board of Directors
Susan H. Jacquelin
Camille K. Thompson
Carol A. Levine—incumbent
Carole S. Damoci—incumbent
Arts & Leisure
LWers win awards at Cypress art show
Leisure World residents and Art League members Joan Boryta, Alice Sioson and Elizabeth Kennedy won awards at the Cypress Art League’s 2022 46th Annual Spring Art Show, held April 24-25 at the Cypress Community Center. Collectively, the three artists won five awards from a field of 187 entries. In addition to ribbons, the winners also received cash awards and gifts from sponsors.
Boryta won one special award and one honorable mention award for her watercolor paintings. Sioson won one special award for her watercolor painting and second place for her 3D glass fusion piece. And Kennedy won first place for her creation using other media.
The awards were presented by Cypress Mayor Pro Tem Anne Hertz-Mallari.
The Cypress Art League’s annual art shows/exhibitions are held in coordination with the City of Cypress during the spring and autumn. Winning artworks are available for viewing online at www.cypressartleague.com and in the Community Center gallery through May 17.
Under the direction of Albert Comia, Connie Peck, Caryn Lynn Stel, Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada and Sunny Kim (above), Joyful Line Dance members learn and practice moves that are both new and familiar. Join the class on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Classes are limited to 30 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Face masks and exercise shoes are recommended. For more information, send a text to (562) 301-5339.
Carefree Highway, featuring Mike Simpson of Mutual 6 and Jim Nau, will perform a free concert on the large greenbelt in front of Mutual 6, 140-F, on May 7 from 3-5 p.m. The band plays easy-listening hits from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. LW residents and their guests should bring chairs and their own refreshments.
Yahtzee Winners From April 22
On April 22, the Yahtzee winners were: Kathy Rose, most yahtzees, 5; Pat Wilson, highest score, 1,508; and Doris Dack, door prize.
The Yahtzee Club meets every Friday of the month from 12:30-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. Annual dues are $3, and the cost to play per meeting is $2, which goes toward prizes. All Leisure World residents are welcome to join if they know how to play Yahtzee and can keep their own scores.
Anyone wanting a Yahtzee lesson or more information can call Kathy Rose at (714) 309-6873.
Golf League Results for April 22 and 25
On April 22, 10 men of the Leisure World Golf League took on the par-71 Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. With no water hazards, tree-lined sand traps and long fairways, the 6,000-yard course requires accurate drives and approach shots. The greens had recently been aerated and sanded, causing some inconsistencies when putting. It had been very rainy overnight until early morning, but it warmed up nicely and there was little wind. With the punched greens and wet conditions, only five scores were at or below par, but there were seven birdies.
All scores are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicaps are 0-19, and B Flight is more than 19.
A Flight: First place: tie between Clay Fischer and Jim Goltra, a terrific 7 under 64; second: Tim Looney, a hard-fought 6 under 65, plus a birdie; third: Sam Choi, with a birdie and closest to the pin on the 12th hole; fifth: tie between Bill McKusky, Gary Stivers and Larry Hillhouse. Fischer had two birdies, and Stivers had one. Jim Goltra also had a birdie and fewest putts. McKusky was closest to the pin on the fourth hole.
B Flight: First place: Lowell Goltra, a well-played 3 under 68; second: Gene Vesely, at 2 under 69, plus fewest putts; third: Bob Munn.
Nine golfers challenged the Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana on April 25. The morning was cool but sunny and warmed up nicely throughout the round. With numerous elevation changes, plus picturesque mountain and river views, the golfers enjoyed the 5,600-yard, par-70 course. Excellent fairway and green conditions led to five of the scores at or under par and yielded six birdies.
A Flight: First place: tie between Stivers and Choi, a well-played 7 under 63; second: Jim Goltra, an excellent 4 under 66, plus three birdies, fewest putts and closest to the pin on the second hole; third: McKusky, even par 70; fourth: Fischer, 1 over 71. Stivers, Choi and Fischer each also had a birdie.
B Flight: First place: Lowell Goltra, a very good 7 under 63; second: Vesely; third: Bill Zurn; fourth: Munn. Lowell Goltra and Zurn tied for fewest putts.
The Golf League plays Mondays and Fridays at four local courses, all within 15-20 minutes of Leisure World. The courses are always quite full, so advance reservations are available via a sign-up sheet at each round.
There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net and fewest putts in each flight, birdies, and closest to the pin on two par-3 holes. Holes-in-one and eagles (2 under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.
Dancing Feet Club celebrates April birthdays with dancing, cake
On April 24, Dancing Feet Club celebrated its members with birthdays that month as part of its social dance festivities. One of the honorees, Essie Hicks, presented with her partner a bolero dance. The members also performed line dances such as the “Tennessee Waltz” and “One Way Ticket to the Blues before enjoying cake.
The group meets in Clubhouse 2 for line dance classes on Mondays from 7-9 p.m. and a social dance on the fourth Sunday of every month from 6-10 p.m.
Everyone is welcome and should come dressed to impress. Snacks are permitted, but alcoholic drinks are not. All events are free.
For more information, text Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223.
Hot Shots defeat Sliders
Following a successful Ham Shoot Tournament, Shuffleboard League continued play on April 22. After a hard-fought match, the Hot Shots edged out an 11-7 win over the Sliders. The Hot Shots’ all-game winners were Jack O’Brien and Roger Bennett, while the Sliders’ all-game winner was Mo Habel. After 15 games, the Hot Shots are in first place, with the Shufflers in second and Sliders third.
Nominations and elections for new and/or returning officers will be accepted at the general meeting on May 11 at 5 p.m. at the Clubhouse 1 Courts. Members may bring their own beverages and appetizers to share. Free play will commence after the meeting.
Practice times are Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Starting time for league play is 8:30 a.m. on Fridays. Players are asked to arrive on time for a starting position.
The first Joan LaCascia Tournament will be held May 27. It will be a three-game competition, with the top three highest total point scorers rewarded. Sign up at the courts.
BYOB practice nights, tournaments and other social events continue to be planned for Shuffleboard members and their guests.
Shuffleboard is an entertaining and challenging game of skill and strategy. No partners are necessary, and all equipment is provided. The only requirements are closed-toe shoes with non-skid soles. In order to use the Shuffleboard Courts, people must be trained in court setup, maintenance and play, with the goal of becoming a participating club member. Contact Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 for more details.
Monday Night Bunco
The winners from the April 25 meeting of Leisure World’s Monday Night Bunco are: Doane Seeger, most buncos; Joyce Ingram, most wins; Signe Kaleel, most babies; Barbara Robarge, most losses; and Docia Drake, door prize.
The next meeting is on May 9. The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. There is a halftime social. Contact Gail Levitt at (562) 596-1346 with any questions.
The Leisure World Coin Club will meet on Wednesday, May 11, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Two guest dealers will discuss inflation, how it has affected the value and growth of collections, why the price of gold has moved upward so slowly, and other related topics. There will also be a coin auction. Everyone is welcome.
Saturday Social Bunco
The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The next meeting is on May 14 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Sign-ups start at 1 p.m., with play starting at 1:30.
The winners from the April 23 meeting are: Doris Dack and Susan Rose, most buncos; Nancy Floyd, most wins; Lynne Sorum and Diane Tucci, most babies; Laura Geier and Kathy Rapp, most losses; and Joanne France, door prize.
For more information, call club President Doris Dack at (714) 356-0443.
Men’s Golf Club
At the April 27 Leisure World Men’s Golf Club tournament, 57 golfers vied for best net score, plus two circle holes (shots within a 5-foot radius are rewarded) and two closest-to-the-pin challenges. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1,658-yard, 18-hole, par-54 course.
The morning was cool and overcast with enough wind to affect the flight of the golf ball. The greens are still recovering from the recent aeration, but the tee boxes and fairways continue to be well-maintained. Even so, 30 of the golfers were net at or under par, plus there were 17 circle holes and a season-high 68 birdies. Closest to the pin on the seventh hole was Paul Alloway, and on the 16th hole, it was Dong Kim.
All scores below are net (gross score minus handicap). A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-7, while B Flight is 8-11, and C-Flight is 12-18.
A Flight: First place: Bob Turner, an excellent 8 under 46; second: tie between Alan Sewell, Young Lee and Dong Kim, a very good 6 under 48; third: Steve Walker, a hard-earned 4 under 50; fourth: Dave LaCascia, a sweet 3 under 51; fifth: tie between Richard Jun and Gene Archambault, 2 under 52; sixth: tie between Jae H. Lee and Jun Um, 1 under 53; seventh: tie between Bill McKusky and Mike Mayfield, even par 54.
B Flight: First place: Paul Alloway, a super 6 under 48; second: Hyon Shin, an excellent 5 under 49; third: tie between Dale Williamson, Brian Tivnan and Walt Bier, a nice 4 under 50; fourth: tie between Pat Paternoster and Bob Johnston, a well-played 3 under 51; fifth: John Haley, a good 2 under 52; sixth: Won Song, even par 54.
C Flight: First place: Dennis Jensen, an excellent 7 under 47; second: Steve Kang, an outstanding 5 under 49; third: tie between Lee Broadbent and Rolando Ramirez, a very good 3 under 51; fourth: tie between Paul Shellenberger, Roger Bennett and Dave Winn, a fine 2 under 52; fifth: Jack Haskins, 1 under 53; sixth: tie between Byron Schweitzer and Joe Didonato, even par 54.
The next tournament will be on May 11. Golfers are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time and be ready to play. Anyone who planned to play but cannot should contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as possible.
The Men’s Golf Club spring picnic is scheduled for June 15 at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. Tickets will be available at all Men’s and Guys & Gals tournaments.
The Leisure World Scrabble Club met on all four Wednesdays in April. During one meeting, the group held a luncheon to celebrate Larry Edgar’s 600th game as a member. The club recorded 47 scores above 300, of which five were higher than 400, and 10 bingos (i.e., the use of all seven tiles in one move).
Diane Seeger led in several respects. She had the highest score at 458, as well as the most totals above 300 and 400 (respectively, 11 and two). She also had three bingos.
Suthy Edgar had the second highest score at 437, six other marks above 300 and the most bingos with seven. Larry Edgar had nine totals above 300, with a high score of 406, and three bingos.
Bob Ruderman exceeded 300 four times, with a high score of 410, and four bingos. Denise Scott’s best game was a 396; she had three others above 300 and one bingo.
Wanda Bemben topped 300 five times, with a best score of 361, and one bingo. Club President Maria Giegerich exceeded 300 three times, with a best score of 326. Sue Gass topped 300 three times, including a 367. Marilyn Moody posted a score of 341.
The club meets every Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. New members are welcome.
Photo Arts Club
The Photo Arts Club will meet on Thursday, May12, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. Instructor Ben Benjamins will demonstrate how to send photos as an attachment via email. All participants will be asked to send at least three photos each month to his email so the images can be shown on a high-definition TV in the classroom.
The object of future lessons will be how to make and create photos, not just take pictures. There will be discussions on the following topics: people pictures, landscape photos, night photography, composition and balance, photo cropping, close-up work, photo correction using software such as Photoshop and most photo apps, etc.
The assignment for the May meeting is to make a portrait. Members are asked to bring any of their photos to share for the vote. The winning three photos will be hung in Clubhouse 3.
Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Regine Schumacher at (562) 430-7978.
On April 25, the LW Pool Club finished its 10th round of league play in a 14-week season. Ticket to Ride scored the best result of the night, with a 10-3 margin over the Ball Busters. It was an all-around team effort for Ticket to Ride, with Paul Snellenberger, Jerry Wrenn and Connie Terry each winning five of seven matches.
The Favorites came from behind to win the last two games and edge out the Pocket Rockets 7-6. Gary Snow of the Favorites won six games, including both of his singles games. Shery Wells won the final eight-ball match by making a table-length eight-ball shot.
In another close match, Side Pocket held on to win 7-6 over Jokers Wild. Steve Edrich of Side Pocket won five games and four doubles matches. Jokers Wild dropped to three games behind league leader the Favorites but is still in close contention.
Beat the House took Team Five 8-5 by winning its last four games. Kurt Bourhenne had a hot night, winning all seven of his games; he was the only player of the night to sweep.
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On April 23, 12 two-person teams played six rounds of nine-ball. The three ball counted for one point, the six ball for two points and the nine ball for three points.
Tom Zimmerman and George Gordon took first place with a high score of 25 points, while Steve Edrich and Dave Mackinder finished second and Ruffy Ramos and John Burns were third.
Toni Danchik to demonstrate
Toni Danchik will be the demonstration artist at the Art League Meeting at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, in Clubhouse 4.
Danchik was born and raised in South Africa and studied printmaking in Johannesburg, where she spent 10 years working as a graphic artist. In 1994, the painter moved to the United States and studied fine art with several well-known instructors, including Jove Wang, whom she felt unlocked the true artist within her and instilled a solid foundation for composition, rhythm, color and structure of the human form.
The artist regularly drives up and down the coast to find inspiration for her plein air paintings. She has won numerous awards and been juried into many national and international art shows. This summer, Danchik will be among the featured artists at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach for the third time.
Refreshments and art supplies will be available at the meeting, and Danchik will donate a painting to be the raffle prize. All LWers are welcome; people are encouraged to arrive early to get good seats. For those members who choose to participate, the popular choice theme is “flowers.” Artwork must be submitted for display by 6:30 p.m.
This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first; any answer by Black, and White’s third move is checkmate.
The first move in solving this week’s puzzle is Qg7.
The White queen moves from d4 to g7, then Black king to g7, followed by White rook to g4 and Black king to h8. The next move by White is checkmate.
The Chess Club meets every Friday from 1:30-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.
The mini documentary “The Beginning of Leisure World,” by Video Club Producer Owen Hughes, focuses on how the community began in the early 1960s. It plays this month on SBTV3; people can view the production on SBTV Spectrum (Ch 3), Frontier (Ch 37) and SBTV3.org. Check SBTV3.org/schedule for dates and times.
LW Cribbage players were treated to a fantastic chocolate dessert, courtesy of Debbie and Richard McCarty, prior to its weekly tournament on April 26. Debbie and Margaret Smith served the 51 players present.
Veteran Kent Davidson took first-place honors with 841 out of a possible 847. Bob Berry came in second with 838, and Joyce Basch was fourth with 833. (The third-place requested anonymity.)
Also in the money were Ron Jackson and Alma Zamzow for winning six of their seven games played. Three players came away scoreless: Evelyn Ingram, Donna Morgan and Sam Ray.
The club meets every Tuesday at noon in Clubhouse 1. Partners are not required. Players should arrive by noon to get a spot at a table; games typically end by 3:30 p.m. Anyone wanting to learn the basics can call Terry Thrift at (714) 394-5885 to arrange a lesson for one hour before play begins.
Two LWers go ‘On the Road Again’ through the Southwest
by Fred Fenton
Willie Nelson’s song “On the Road Again” came to mind as, fully vaccinated, Linda and I set out on a three-week trip by car through the southwest. Our first stop was the Inn at Death Valley, a desert oasis that has a spring-fed swimming pool with perpetually clear, warm water.
After an overnight stay in Las Vegas, we reached our second destination, Bright Angel Lodge on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. We stayed in the historic Red Horse log cabin, located steps from the canyon. The cabin began as a stagecoach station, then after log-by-log removal to the Grand Canyon, it served as the first post office for the national park.
We traveled 113 miles from the Grand Canyon to Sedona, Arizona, where we stayed at Sunset Chateau, a boutique hotel with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Sedona’s unique, red rock formations were the backdrop as we celebrated my 87th birthday. On a hot-air balloon ride for spectacular views of the countryside, Linda met a high school teacher, a new friend with whom we and her husband had dinner that evening.
On our way to Santa Fe, we stopped in Albuquerque to visit Old Town, the 1706 birthplace of New Mexico’s largest city. We enjoyed the covered walk at Old Town Plaza, which is anchored by the San Felipe de Neri Church, dating back to 1793.
This was our second visit to La Fonda hotel in Santa Fe, located on the Plaza in the heart of the city. The 100th anniversary of the hotel had just been celebrated, but there has been an inn on that corner for centuries.
Santa Fe is an arts center, with galleries that bring buyers from around the world. At one gallery near the hotel, we purchased a horse sculpture by Brenna Kimbro, who lives and works in Eastern Oregon. At another, we found a bowl created by Hopi potter Joy Navasie, who died in 2012 at the age of 103.
On the road again, we drove 326 miles to Winslow, Arizona’s La Posada Hotel, the last of the Fred Harvey railroad hotels. It exhibits the genius of architect Mary Jane Colter and the inspired restoration efforts of Allen Affeldt and his artist wife, Tina Mion. The hotel is our favorite place for a lovely, quiet rest, accompanied by inspired southwestern cuisine. We stayed four nights.
After a four-night stay, we started for home, stopping in tiny Saligman, Arizona. On a stretch of Highway 66, running parallel to the freeway, we spotted a restaurant called Roadkill Cafe. With a sign reading “You Kill It, We Grill It!” I wasn’t about to enter the place. But Linda was curious, so we decided to give it a try. To my surprise, it was clean and well-appointed inside, and we were served the best hamburgers ever.
It was a wonderful southwestern tour, but, as always, we were happy to return home to Leisure World Seal Beach.
At the April 21 LW Duplicate game, sitting in the north/south seats and coming in first were Sibyl Smith and Al Appel, earning 0.64 points. Sitting east/west and coming in second were Joan Tschirki and Sue Fardette, with 0.45 points.
On April 22, sitting north/south were Larry Slutsky and Bob Goldstein, with 2.30 points. Sitting in the east/west seats and coming in second were Larry Topper and Lynn Danielsons, earning 0.92 points.
Sitting north/south and coming in first on April 23 were Sue Fardette and Ellen Kice, earning 0.64 points, while sitting east/west were Joan Tschirki and Mark Singer, with 0.45 points.
ACBL-sanctioned games are played in Clubhouse 1 every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Check-in starts at 11:45 a.m., and the game starts at 12:30 p.m. For reservations and more information, contact Sharon Beran at (562) 308- 7838 or email@example.com.
Let the Good Times Roll
Everyone is welcome to the Let the Good Times Roll Doo Wop Club’s next show, “Feelin’ Groovy,” scheduled for May 21 in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the performance starts at 7. Ben Berg will be tickling the ivories in his boogie style, and a guitarist will join him for a special song. Guests are invited to dress up in groovy clothes dating back to the 1960s, put flowers in their hair, and sing and dance along.
Women’s Golf Club
On April 26, 45 members of the Women’s Golf Club competed for low gross, low net and chip-ins.
The winners were:
Flight A: Low gross: Devora Kim, 28; low net: tie between Ann Tran, Jane Song and Margie Thompson, 26; chip-ins: Devora Kim and Tran.
Flight B: Low gross: Young Yoon, 30; low net: Nina De Rosa, 25; chip-ins: DeRosa, Hae Lee and Alison Kim.
Flight C: Low gross: Sun Lee, 29; low net: tie between Elizabeth Butterfield, Jassca Choi and HaiLee Yang, 25; chip-ins: Sun Lee and Sue Yokomi.
Flight D: Low gross: Anne Walshe, 32; low net: tie between Kyung Ju and Kum Delias, 24; chip-ins: Walshe.
The nonfiction book “Hillbilly Elegy,” by J. D. Vance, was discussed by the LWSB Book Club at its meeting on April 21. The book had been recommended by club member Kathy Yamamoto. The 13 members and two guests brought a dynamic, eclectic mix of thoughts and opinions to the conversation.
The club meets the third Thursday of every month from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.
On May 19, the group will discuss the fiction book “Look Again,” by Lisa Scottoline, as suggested by Dorisella “Dody” Polinski. Three books will be randomly selected for reading in July, August and September. Members are encouraged to submit two recommendations—one fiction, one nonfiction—before the meeting, including the titles and authors, as well as brief explanations as to why those books were chosen.
The selection for June is “A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II,” by Sonia Parnell. The nonfiction book was suggested by Cynthia Stone.
Anyone with questions or comments regarding the Book Club should contact club President Thomas Gan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (562) 248-8711.
On April 27, Pat Paternoster, Karen Morris, David Noble, Gerry and Vilma Tagulao, Elizabeth Butterfiled, and Barbie May entertained the karaoke-loving crowd with much-loved tunes.
John Garner contributed “Can’t Get No Satisfaction.” Pete Tupas and Nina Todorov each sang a different version of “Blueberry Hill,” while John Garner contributed “Can’t Get No Satisfaction.” And Pat Kogok chose the show tune “Nothing.”
Singing with confidence and style were Bob Barnum, Walt Bier, Nina DeRosa, Ric Dizon, Carmen Edwards, Susan Kelleghan, Anna Le, Barbie May, Tony Tupas and Richard Yokomi.
Sue and Walt Piippo harmonized on “Rainy Day Feeling.” The rules for duets are simple: During the first rotation session, if someone sang his or her first song as a solo, then they may also sing with someone else as a duet if it’s that person’s first song.
Karaoke practice sessions are held Mondays from 1-3 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Everyone is welcome to sing or clap along at the karaoke parties on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Hot coffee is always available; the crowd will celebrate Mother’s Day with pizza on May 18.
LW dancers travel to annual arts fest in Hawaii
Just after Easter each year, the sleepy little Hilo Town in Hawai’i wakes up to a week of hula exhibitions and competitions, arts and crafts, and a grand parade called the Merrie Monarch Festival. This cultural event honors King David Kalakaua, who was called the “Merrie Monarch” because of his patronage of the arts, and many halau hula (schools) participate every year. The event features those considered the crème de la crème of hula from around the globe.
After two years of health restrictions due to the pandemic, the festival returned to near full force for its 59th year. A limited audience was able to return to the Edith Kanaka’ole Stadium on April 20 for the Ho’ike (exhibition). Three LW hula dancers—Lori Chamberlin, Susan Saraf and Joanne “Jojo” Weingart—were fortunate to score last-minutes tickets.
As in the past, it is tradition for the Royal Court to open that evening’s festivities. Created to represent the king and queen and their family, the court plays a vital role in and can be seen at all events held at the stadium. The entertainment for the Ho’ike included traditional kahiko (ancient hula), graceful senior Hawaiian dancers who had performed at New York’s Lexington Hotel’s Hawai’i Room during the period from 1937-1966; and folk dance from the Pacific Basin.
To learn more about hula at LW, everyone is invited to join the dance lessons offered at 1 p.m. twice a week—upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays and at Veterans Plaza on Thursdays. Those who want to “walk in and hula out” may come on Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m., when basic steps are taught.
For additional class information and performance schedules, call (562) 431-2242 or email Jojo@huiohula.com.
The Drone Club selected Paul Kryczko’s design from among the entries in its recent logo contest.
Kryczko has been a graphic designer for 40 years and has won multiple awards from the California News Publishers Association. He’s also a published photographer whose work has appeared in magazines and the Leisure World calendar. Anyone interested in viewing his designs, including his winning logo, can visit my-store-81111d.creator-spring.com/.
For information about the Drone Club, contact Joseph Valentinetti at email@example.com.
Marla Hamblin is seeking potential members for a new club. She is looking for anyone who grew up in Chicago; is a fan of the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox or Cubs; knows how great the food is there; left their heart in one of the city’s diverse neighborhoods, but lives in Leisure World now. Like-minded people interested in reminiscing or debating which is the better team or restaurant, should contact Hamblin at (714) 401-9973.
Weekend Night Dances
Vinyl Rock to play CH4 Saturday
Vinyl Rock will take the Clubhouse 4 stage on Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m. The nine-piece Orange County-based band passionately performs classic rock, Motown and pop tunes primarily from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Sponsored by Cabaret Entertainers, the band keeps the audience engaged by inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and mingling on the dance floor. They’ll have everyone smiling, singing, swinging and swaying to the songs they grew up listening to and easily recognize. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Masks are no longer required regardless of vaccination status but are strongly recommended. There is no table saving allowed, but everyone may bring their own snacks. The GRF asks everyone to sign in, either as a resident or guest.
Attendees must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to allow adequate time for the custodian to tear down the setup and arrange the room for the following day.
No announcements are permitted from the stage, except by the bands. Clubhouse lighting and audio-visual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodians, according to the instructions they have been given.
—Kathy Thayer, Recreation Manager
The American Legion Post 327 has canceled bingo for Sunday, May 8, so that moms can spend the day with their families. Bingo will resume on May 15 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.
Health & Fitness
A Red Cross volunteer preps a special machine for a “power red” donation at the April 22 blood drive. The Health Care Center hosts American Red Cross blood drives quarterly; the next one is scheduled for July.
This week’s events at the HCC
Everyone is welcome to check out the following events this week at the Health Care Center’s Conference Room 1. All events are free.
Mother’s Day Giveaway: Though May 10 may be after the actual holiday, pick up a sweet treat from Carla Ibarra and Aetna from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Maximize Medicare Benefits: Getting the most out of Medicare benefits is important. There are lots of “extras,” such as dental coverage, over-the-counter benefits, transportation, fitness classes and more. Ibarra returns to go over the essentials on May 10 from 1-2 p.m. RSVP at RSVPOptumHCC@optum.com.
SCAN Sales Meeting: Learn the basics of Medicare and find out whether a Medicare Advantage plan is the right fit on May 11 from 10-11 a.m.
Questions About Medicare: Anthem’s specialists will answer questions about Medicare to help LWers make sense of it all on May 12 from 10-11 a.m.
—CJ Blomsquist, Optum HealthCare
The program on April 22 was about positive thinking. The group discussed 10 positive affirmations members can focus on: strength, confidence, abundance, be positive and inspiring, be powerful, have focus, be healthy, keep growing and evolving, healing, and intelligence.
Pat Miller was the biggest loser for the week with a three-pound loss.
Wa-Rite meets every Friday at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Weigh-ins end at 8:45 a.m. Annual dues are $10. New members are always welcome.
Join the LW Bicycle Club for a healthy ride on Sundays (with breakfast) to El Dorado Park, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The group meets at the North Gate at 9 a.m. Everyone must be wearing a bicycle helmet and safe shoes. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for additional details.
Members also enjoy happy hours, dining out, pickleball and playing Rummikub.
In response to several requests, the club is starting a group for slower riders. Contact Lucy Czra at (818) 209-5075 for more information.
The Zumba Club meets for an invigorating dance-based total-body workout on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6 and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. in Veterans Plaza. For more information, contact Peggy Beste at (310) 489-2390.
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.
Laughing for No Reason
Everyone is invited to leave their troubles outside and put some positivity in their lives by laughing and being playful with others.
Bev Bender’s Laughing for No Reason class will wash away stress, leaving people feeling more energetic, with smiles on their faces and songs in their hearts.
Join this free class led by a gerontologist and a Certified Laugh Leader on Wednesday, May 11, at 1:30 p.m. in the Health Care Center Conference Room. Masks required.
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $9.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice.
Thursday, May 5: Steak fajitas, with onions, peppers and flour tortillas, plus pinto beans; chocolate pudding; turkey, ham and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus homemade macaroni salad.
Friday, May 6: Chicken breast milano, seasoned noodles and seasoned broccoli; Mandarin oranges; taco salad, with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro and salsa dressing, and crackers.
Monday, May 9: Herb-roasted pork loin with honey-mustard sauce, mashed sweet potatoes and zucchini medley; pineapple with mango; egg salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus homemade potato salad.
Tuesday, May 10: Turkey à la king, biscuit and green beans with pimentos; yogurt with berries; turkey and ham cobb salad, with egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing, plus crackers.
Wednesday, May 11: Spaghetti and meatballs with marinara sauce, whole-grain roll, and seasoned broccoli; baked apple granola; ham, turkey and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus marinated-beet salad.
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Learn how to keep your mind sharp tomorrow
Patty Barnett-Mouton will give a presentation titled “Mind Your Brain” at the Sunshine Club’s meeting on Friday, May 6, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 10 a.m.-noon. The club no longer meets via Zoom.
All residents are welcome to attend; no membership is required. Individually wrapped refreshment will be served. People are asked to arrive 5-10 minutes early to enjoy refreshment before the meeting begins and sign the attendance book with their name, Mutual and unit number to comply with GRF Recreation Committee policy.
Barnett-Mouton will discuss strategies residents can use to keep their mind sharp, improve memory skills and reduce risk for dementia. Barnett-Mouton, MSGc, is the vice president of Alzheimer’s Orange County. She began her career in healthcare as a representative for divisions of Johnson & Johnson and in leadership positions with the American Red Cross Blood Services. She has served as the vice president for outreach and advocacy at Alzheimer’s Orange County since 2005, after volunteering for five years as a speaker and support group facilitator while working in hospice care.
Barnett-Mouton also manages community and clinical outreach, as well as the advocacy and public policy activities at the local, state and federal levels. She has served as co-chair of the OC POLST Coalition, now known as the OC Advance Care Planning Partners, since 2010. She currently serves on both the Cal Optima OneCare Connect and Member Advisory committees.
Active in the work of the OC Aging Services Collaborative and the OC Strategic Plan for Aging, Barnett-Mouton serves as chair of the social engagement pillar for this work, exploring ways to solve the problems of isolation and loneliness among seniors. She has recently been appointed to the board of directors for the Sacred Dying Foundation.
Barnett-Mouton has been a featured lecturer at many national and statewide conferences, including the National POLST Paradigm Conference, California Council of Geriatrics and Gerontology, American Society on Aging National Conference, and the California Association of Health Services at Home Conference.
This month ,the Sunshine Club will host four speakers, including Barnett-Mouton tomorrow, Westminister California Highway Patrol Officer Mitchell Smith on May 13, Maryann Shaddow from On Site Home Sales on May 20, and Beau Onouye from Balance/Fumanet, on May 27.
The topic of each guest speaker’s presentation will be announced in the LW Weekly with more information on the meeting.
The club’s mission is to keep LWers informed through reading the LW Weekly and hearing from professionals who work inside and outside Leisure World. It is designed to help people from different backgrounds meet and create community among neighbors.
For more information, text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Shop for treasures at M7’s swap meet
Residents, family and guests are invited to Mutual 7’s spring cleaning swap meet on Thursday, May 19, at the north end of Central Park (Northwood Road, approximately 375 yards west of St. Andrews, between buildings 164 and 165) from 8:30 a.m-1 p.m. People will have a firsthand look at the many treasures and bargains from their neighbors. There’s something for everyone at this Mutual-wide event.
For more information, call Mutual 7 resident Irv Hart at (562) 296-5619.
American Latino Club
Next meeting is Thursday, May 12
The American Latino Club’s luncheon meeting will be held on Thursday, May 12, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 11:30 a.m.
The combination plates from the Taco Factory Restaurant include rice, beans, salad and tortillas, plus a choice of meat asada, pastor, carnitas, lengua, cabeza, chicken or chile verde with pork for $15 per person. The American Latino Club will provide the coffee, tea or jamaica lemonade (hibiscus).
To place orders and RSVP, people can call and pay Carmen Edwards at (562) 431-4257. RSVPs must be received before Sunday, May 8.
Meet the Mutual 11 candidates on May 11
The current Mutual 11 Board of Directors will hold a Meet the Candidates event for the upcoming Mutual 11 election on Wednesday, May 11, at 4 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Past Mutual 11 Board of Directors’ President Geoff Davies has agreed to moderate of the event.
Currently, there are eight candidates running for the Mutual 11 board, including both incumbents and new candidates.
This opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions about their platforms will help Mutual 11 shareholders make informed decisions when it is time to vote.
American Legion Auxiliary
Honor veterans with Poppies
May is known as Poppy Month throughout the United States. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit in Leisure World has been busy making poppies for over a year and is prepared to supply poppies for people in the community to wear throughout the month.
These poppies are worn to honor veterans who have lost their lives throughout all wars. People can obtain one from the Auxiliary at stores and different events around Leisure World. The Auxiliary always needs volunteers to help with this project. Call Phyllis Pierce at (562) 598-3743 for more information.
The Auxiliary’s next general meeting will be held in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, on Friday, May 13, at 1:30 p.m. The initiation of new members will take place, and members who have not been initiated or received their Auxiliary pin are encouraged to come. Call Carolyn van Aalst to RSVP at (562) 343-8424.
The election of new officers will also be held at the next meeting. Members are encouraged to volunteer for election to an office or chairmanship. The Auxiliary needs to have these positions filled. Call van Aalst for more information.
Installation of new officers will take place on June 20 at Fiddlers Three, located on the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.
Paws, claws and beaks
Next meeting will be held May 12
The Paws, Claws and Beaks Club will meet on Thursday, May 12, at noon in the picnic area of Clubhouse 1. There will be a potluck lunch, for which members are asked to bring food for eight people. A donation table for lightly used or new pet items or cash will be available as well.
Members are asked to bring their dogs on leashes to the meeting. There will be an obstacle course set up for owners and pets to learn a new activity. Each month, there will be a new lesson for owners to interact with their best friend. LW pet owners are invited to join the club with their pets to eat good food, meet new friends and learn a new trick.
For more information, call Bonnie Kaplan at (714) 930-5314 or Jackie Hilderbrant at (714) 423-9-8279.
Korean American Classical Music Association
The Korean American Classical Music Association meets on the second, third and fourth Thursdays of every month in Clubhouse 2 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. with Program Director Samuel Kim.
Paul Lee (far right) of Mutual 8 has been doing “Acts of Kindness” for LW residents. He recently passed out over 50 antibacterial wipe containers to those enjoying coffee in the Hospitality Room in Clubhouse 6. Kang Seung-Nam of Mutual 2 and Hong Huh of Mutual 10 were among the recipients. Lee has passed out over 1000 containers at different events. He feels this is just one little act of kindness and invites us all to be kind to one another.
by Mary Larson
There are less than two weeks to go before the Registrar of Voters will begin distributing vote-by-mail ballots for the June Primary. To assist supporters in the process of voting, the LW Democratic Club’s May 1 newsletter is focused on information about candidates running in the election. Those who are not subscribers can download a copy of this issue from the club’s website at https://www.sblwdems.wordpress.com.
Due to the laws governing elections in California, almost all statewide candidates receiving the most votes in the Primary will still have to run again in the November General Election against the second-place winner. Such is the case for Congresswoman Katie Porter’s campaign in the newly configured District 47. Club members believe that her win in November could be a key element in determining which party will be in the majority in the House in 2023.
The laws governing state-wide elections do not apply to local races. In Orange County races, the winner is determined in the Primary if a candidate receives a simple majority of the votes cast. For more information, people can Google: “Top Two Primary Effect on Contests.”
The race for Orange County Superintendent of Education is a prime example of a candidate who could win by a majority of votes. Incumbent Al Mijares has only one opponent; the election for Mijares’ position will be finalized in June.
The conservative Board of Education members support the candidate running against Mijares, Stefan Bean, who is a board member of the OC Classical Academy. The Academy is a charter school organized by Jeff Barke, husband of Board of Education President Mari Barke.
Mari Barke will also be on all LW voters’ Primary ballots. She has two opponents, Libertarian Party member Christopher Ganiere and Martha Fluor, who has declined to state her party. Although Fluor has strong support throughout the county, it is unlikely that this race will be finalized until after the November election.
LWers are reminded that the Democratic Hospitality and Information booth outside Clubhouse 6 will be open every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. until after the primary. Club volunteers will also be available to assist voters in getting their ballots to the Registrar of Voters; drop-box located on St. Andrews Drive outside the Amphitheater.
A petition to recall Los Alamitos School District trustee Scott Fayette is currently being circulated in Leisure World Mutuals 1 and 2. Proponents need to obtain 1,800 signatures on their petition for it to be on the November ballot. This is the second recall attempt against Fayette.
The LW Democratic Club urges voters to not sign the petition.
Senior Peace Club
Learn about NATO and Ukraine
The Senior Peace Club’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 10, in Clubhouse 3, Room 8, at 2 p.m. The featured speaker will be Craig Hendricks, retired history teacher, author and researcher, who will discuss the history of NATO and its relevance to the present war in Ukraine.
Hendricks taught a wide variety of history classes at Long Beach City College and California State University Long Beach, for three decades until his happy retirement in 2010. He is the joint author of several textbooks and readers and has worked on federal education grants with school districts in Southern California since 1990. Since 1985, he has provided numerous history presentations on topics involving historical research and public issues to a variety of audiences. His current research interests focus on the development of the City and Port of Long Beach in the 20th century.
All LW residents and their guests are invited to attend the meeting. Membership is not required but does offer benefits such as receiving the Senior Peace Club’s monthly newsletter, which keeps members informed about important issues and upcoming events. Annual dues are $10. Meeting attendees are encouraged to wear face masks.
For more information, call Pat Kruger at (562) 357-4040.
SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.
Thursday, May 5
4 pm Chorale: Hello Muddah/
4:45 pm SBNWS Wally Shirra
5 pm Fire Department Training in
LW March 2022
5:23 pm Free Blood Pressure Readings
5:30 pm Latino Club Christmas
5:50 pm Driving Safely
6 pm We Wish You Love
6:45 pm Drones and Herons
7 pm Thoughts About You
7:20 pm LW Rollin’ Thunder 2022
7:30 pm Ocean Perspectives
8 pm Studio Cafe April 2021
8:30 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air
10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:
Friday, May 6
4 pm FALW Luau Dinner and Dance
4:40 pm Thoughts About You
5 pm LW Easter Parade
5:40 pm Beginning of LW and the Special Olympics
6 pm Ocean Perspectives
6:30 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:
7:30 pm Studio Cafe April 2022
8 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration
8:35 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air
10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:
Saturday, May 7
4 pm Beginning of LW and the Special Olympics
4:25 pm LW Drone Club
4:30 pm Fire Department Training in
LW March 2022
4:53 pm Free Blood Pressure Readings
5 pm Broadway in the Park
6:15 pm Drones and Herons
6:30 pm Chorale: April Love
7:15 pm Driving Safely
7:30 pm Studio Cafe April 2022
8 pm LAUSD
Sunday, May 8
4 pm SB Government Meeting- Replay
4:30 pm Ocean Perspectives
5:30 pm Thoughts About You
5:50 pm LW Rollin’ Thunder 2022
6 pm LW Easter Parade/Drones and Herons
6:55 pm LW Drone Club
7 pm Cerritos Center:
9 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:
10 pm Studio Cafe April 2022
10:30 pm Live at the Ford:
Monday, May 9
4 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration
4:32 pm Fire Department Training in
LW March 2022
5 pm LW Karaoke:
Friendship and Memories
6 pm FALW Luau Dinner and Dance
6:38 pm Thoughts About you
7 pm SB Planning Committee
8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:
9 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:
10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:
Taming of the Shrew
Tuesday, May 10
4 pm FALW Luau Dinner and Dance
4:40 pm Great Lakes and Beyond
5 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration
5:35 pm Beginning of LW\The Special Olympics
6 pm Studio Cafe April 2022
6:30 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach
7:30 pm Seal Beach City Limits:
8:30 pm Cerritos Center:
10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:
Wednesday, May 11
4 pm LW Rollin’ Thunder 2022
4:10 pm Free Blood Pressure Readings
4:15 pm Drones and Herons
5:01 pm Chorale: April Love/Hello
5:45 pm Driving Safely/Drone Club
6 pm LW Easter Parade/
Beginning of LW
7 pm Studio Cafe April 2022
7:30 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:
8:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
9 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air
10:30 pm Cerritos Center:
Riders in the Sky
*All programming is subject to change.
Korean War veterans to be honored
The Korean American Association of Leisure World, Seal Beach, will honor Korean War veterans for their sacrifice and dedication during the service of the Korean War from 1950-1953.
All Korean War veterans are invited to dinner at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, in Clubhouse 2. Each veteran will receive a gift and a catered Korean barbecue dinner. RSVP is required, and early arrival for a parking space is recommended due to the large number of people expected to attend.
The Korean American Chorale will sing “Armed Forces: The Pride of America!” translated into Korean, as well as other familiar songs, to entertain the veterans.
To RSVP, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339 before Friday, June 3.
religion, pages 22-23
First Christian Church
First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors. People are welcome to worship and explore God’s word together “that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine” (Romans 1:12).
In 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22, the apostle Paul closes out his letter to the church in Thessalonica writing, “Do not quench the Spirit.” The spirit of God was moving in a mighty way in the hearts of the believers in Thessalonica, and Paul encouraged them not to let that fire go out.
Paul continues, “Do not despise prophecies.” Despise means “to make utterly nothing of” prophesies, or God’s prophetic word. Instead, believers should hold his word in high esteem.
Next, Paul instructs them to “Test all things; hold fast what is good.” That’s good advice not only spiritually , but in everyday life as well. He finishes in verse 22: “Abstain from every form of evil.” Believers should all strive to live in holiness, refraining from being part of anything evil; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.
Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This Sunday, in honor of Mother’s Day, the church choir will sing “Sunshine in My Soul.”
Saturday services, from 9:20-10:45 a.m., are more contemporary, with Gregory Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment.
Pastor Gary Whitlach leads the Bible study held on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday’s Bible study, led by Elder Jack Frost, is held from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Friday’s prayer and Bible Study, led by Pastor Bruce Humes, is held from 6-7 p.m.
All Leisure World residents are welcome to attend.
Scripture of the Week
“Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering, and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma” (Ephesians 5:1, NASB).
First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. For more information, call the church at (562) 431-8810.
Beit HaLev has resumed Livestream services on Facebook.com/galityomtov, YouTube.com (Beit HaLev LIVE! Channel) and Zoom. People can join the livestream services for the Shabbat evening service at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85149315811?pwd=T3hOUkx5NUorR1M3UldWNS84d3RKQT09. The meeting ID is 851 4931 5811, and the passcode is RavGalit.
For the Shabbat morning service, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87999429979?pwd=eml5L09HL0d0Y3c2MUNFRGZZM05KUT09. The meeting ID is 879 9942 9979, and the passcode is RavGalit.
The Triennial Cycle of Torah Parshiot continues with the reading of “Kedoshim” (Leviticus 19:15-20:27) or Holiness, in which the Almighty instructs Moses to speak to the entire Israelite community (men, women and children) and teach them the specific ways in which they must be holy, “because I, your God, am holy.” Some of the instructions include not defrauding another, not rendering an unfair decision, not insulting those who are deaf or placing stumbling blocks before the blind.
All Beit HaLev services use special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.” Printed versions of the prayerbooks will be available when in-person services resume.
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 request a membership form for Beit HaLev, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions to Beit HaLev in the name of Robert Slater are welcome; people can send donations to Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.
Those who are looking for a new beginning in Leisure World are welcome to join Community Church in worship on Sunday, May 8, at 9:50 a.m. in person or via Zoom or Facebook.
Community Church has recently been called “the friendly church.” Those who have not visited Community Church before are invited to take a chance, come for a cup of coffee before worship to get a feel for just how friendly and welcoming the congregation is, then stay for a powerful and uplifting message that challenges people to grow and mature as followers of Jesus.
This Sunday the church will hold a Mother’s Day luncheon following worship.
As Community Church continues in the season of Easter, it will use the number eight as the symbol of new life, regeneration and restoration. The number eight also appears as a Mobius strip, which is a continual strip that has no end.
New people are welcome to join the congregation for worship and fellowship at Community Church. Every Sunday, Pastor Johan Dodge tells the church, “You are welcome here; here is a place where all are welcome.”
People can find Community Church on Facebook for livestreamed worship at @communitychurchleisureworld. Those who don’t have Facebook can join via Zoom by calling the church office or emailing email@example.com. Community Church will continue offering online worship for those who either cannot attend in person or who do not want to risk exposure.
Those who are in need without another way to address it may leave a message with the church office at (562) 431-2503.
Holy Family Catholic Church
Holy Family Catholic Church will hold Adoration on Friday, May 6, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Holy Hour for vocations and benediction will be from 4-5 p.m.
A spiritual bouquet for all mothers, living and deceased, is available at the parish by way of Novena of Masses from May 9-17, offered for all mothers whose names are submitted through the envelopes in the pews.
May Crowning is Saturday, May 7, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. People can come, pray and dedicate the Holy Family ChurchParish to our Blessed Mother Mary. People can bring flowers to decorate.
Holy Family’s Mother’s Day Roses fundraiser is back. People are asked to consider making a generous donation (minimum $3 per rose) and give a “thank you” rose for their mother, wife or friend.
To receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe. Visit the website at www.holyfamilysb.com.
The church is operating at its regular Mass schedule. Father Joseph Son Nguyen suggests that people wear masks while inside the church. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Weekday Masses are Monday-Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and confessions are on Saturdays from 4-4:45 p.m.
Assembly of God
Service/Gathering Times: Assembly of God meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Wednesday morning Bible study is at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The hymn sing is held on the third Sunday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.
Sermon for this week: There is no job application, job description or prequalification screening to become a mother. Some mothers aspired to the title for many years; others unexpectedly gain the title. Some mothers have given birth; others have become mothers through adoption, fostering or fulfilling the role to young ones in their lives. However one comes to the position, mothers are worthy of praise and gratitude. They nurture, comfort, teach, correct, and then send humans out into the world. Romans 16:1-16, the text for this week, affirms the importance of women in the early church and today. Pastor Chuck Franco’s message titled “We Salute You, Mom!” will remind all of the significance God places on women.
Bible Study: Session 4 of “A Healing Body,” by Dr. Henry Cloud, will be presented at the Wednesday morning Bible study. God wants the church, his people, to be healthy emotionally and spiritually. This study equips individuals to identify and work on areas in need of healing and to become a church body who can compassionately and genuinely encourage others to spiritual and emotional health.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Carolyn van Aalst is also available to receive prayer requests at (562) 343-8424.
Pastor Chuck’s sermons can be accessed on the Faithlife app under the group “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 St., Long Beach. Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 9 a.m. This is followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays; Relief Society and Elders Quorum meetings on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary Classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour.
Members who are unable to attend Sacrament service in person can request a link from Bishop Jonathan Brimley at (562) 716-8309.
The course of study is the Old Testament, personal reading should be those chapters not covered in the study. The reading for May 9-15 is Numbers chapters 11–14; 20-24.
“Even on foot, it wouldn’t normally take 40 years to travel from the wilderness of Sinai to the promised land in Canaan. But that’s how long the children of Israel needed, not to cover the geographical distance, but to cover the spiritual distance: the distance between who they were and who the Lord needed them to become as His covenant people” (Old Testament 2022 Come, Follow Me).
Volume 3 of “Saints” is now available.
Faith Christian Assembly
Last month, Faith Chrisitan Assembly celebrated when Jesus bore the world’s sins upon the cross. He agonized to a level none will never know, but even though he was in excruciating pain, he demonstrated an undying care over his mother, Mary.
“Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing by, he said to his mother, ‘Woman, behold your son.’ Then he said to the disciple, ‘Behold, your mother!’ And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home” John 19:25-27, NKJV.
As short as the sentences Jesus uttered appear to be, they reveal genuine love and concern for Mary. He was leaving the care of Mary to his disciple, John. History says that Mary continued to live with him until the time of her death. Jesus, in his dying moments, filled with tender regard for his mother, secured for her an adopted son, obtained a place for her to live, and consoled her grief by the most beloved of all the apostles.
Faith Christian Assembly will celebrate mothers, physical and spiritual on Sunday, May 8. Join the congregation at 10:30 a.m. to pay special tribute to mom. All women in attendance will receive a special gift in appreciation. There will be no Sunday evening service.
Weekly Sunday service times are 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The Wednesday Bible Study begins at 11 a.m., and the weekly Grief Share is at 5:30 p.m. in the Garden Room on Wednesdays.
To receive a free newsletter and more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010, email email@example.com, or visit www.FCAchurch.net.
Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study
Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study group will meet on May 9 and 23 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. to discuss chapter 12 in ”Loving God with All Your Heart” All are welcome
For more information, call Jean Davidson (562) 431-0597 or Margie Singleton (562) 594-8100.
Leisure World Interfaith Council
The Leisure World Interfaith Council thanks all who attended the 55th annual Good Friday/Passover Service on April 15.
The coucil is grateful that LWers raised more than $600 for the Las Casas Youth Shelter in Los Alamitos.
The council hopes that the beautiful music, thoughtful meditations and moments of reflection shared on that day added to LWers’ holy-day experience in the Leisure World Jewish and Christian communities.
LW Baptist will celebrate Mother’s Day during its Sunday worship service on May 8. Paul begins his second and last letter to Timothy by reminding him of his grandmother’s and mother’s faith. This week’s message will focus on knowing where people placed their faith. The church choir will sing Fanny Crosby’s “Redeemed.”
The Women’s Christian Fellowship Bible Study group will meet on Monday, May 9, at 10 a.m. The Energizers group will learn from Psalm 18 that there is strength in the Lord on Wednesday, May 11, at 3 p.m.
For more information about the church, call (562) 430-8598.
Join Redeemer Lutheran as it continues its celebratory 50 Days of the Easter Season on Sunday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. in its sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the Administration building, where ample parking is provided. Organ and choral music will accompany the service.
Congregation Sholom will hold services on Friday, May 6, with Rabbi Eric Dangott via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Dangott will lead the hybrid services on Saturday, May 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and Zoom at 10 a.m. To receive a Zoom invitation, call or text Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.
This week’s Torah portion is Kedoshim (holy) from the book of Leviticus. It opens by instructing the Israelites to be holy and details dozens of laws regulating all aspects of life including observing Shabbat, loving one’s neighbor, and leaving portions of one’s field for the poor. It ends by detailing punishments for certain types of idolatry and sexual misconduct.
The book club will read “Zeresh His Wife from After Abel” by Michal Lemberger via Zoom on May 18 at 7 p.m.
Those who would like to become a member can call Howard Brass at (714) 396-0121 for a membership packet.
Buddha Circle will meet on Saturday, May 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, from 9:30-11 a.m., with the Venerable Kusala Bhikshu, who is well-known in the Buddhist community. He presents Buddhism in a simple way, showing how people can suffer less and become happier. It’s an interaction group, so those who attend are encouraged to ask questions.
Donations will support Kusala’s teachings. For more information, call (714) 468-6887.
To learn more about Kusala, visit his website at http://www.kusala.org.
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License BRN000. 6/30
BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING
We refinish your SHOWER/TUB to look brand new. Convert to WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat. Nu Kote 562-833-3911
License 699080 Serving LW since 1999. 7/21
Veteran-Owned. For ALL Your Electrical-Needs/714-406-9650! 30+ Years Experience. Bonded/Insured. Web address Cal39.com State License 980763. 5/19
LW DECOR INC.
Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. 40+ years in LW. 5/12
GARDENING & LANDSCAPING
FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE
Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure-World since 1978. Planting/Clean-Ups/Fertilization. New Lawns, etc. Offering my services to every Mutual. Honest and Reliable. State Contractor’s License 779462. Call 562-863-7739,
562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172. 6/30
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. 7/07
562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC. LICENSE 723262
Install doors, new windows, recessed lights/fans/light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing. Paint exterior window frames/ ceilings made smooth/closets redone. Miscellanous/repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling. 40+ years in LW. 5/12
Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336. 6/16
Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License 1049257. 5/26
562-596-0559 LEISURE WORLD INC. LICENSE 723262
Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames. Kitchen/bath, doors, trim. Prime only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed. 40+ Years in LW. 5/12
Bel-Rich Painting. Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131. 7/21
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002. 5/12
SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B. 12/29/2022
UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout
All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841. State Contractors License 578194. 6/16
LEISURE WORLD DECORATORS
Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes. 5/12
WANT CLEAN WINDOWS?
I clean Inside/Outside-(OR)-Clean-Outside-ONLY and SAVE $$$. LW-Resident/Rich Livitski. Seal Beach Business License LIV0004. (562)-600-0014 5/26
BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE. PHIL (562)-881-2093. SEAL BEACH BUSINESS LICENSE AB0001. 7/14
Leisure World Helping Leisure World
Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm. (562) 430-9966, (562) 822-6655.
Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Free of charge. Diane Hart 714-955-2885.
WIN A Free Portrait Of Your Pet By Noel. To Sign Up Go To: FurryFriendsArt.net Winner Announced Monthly Via Email
Questions: Call Noel 562-380-0949 You Can’t Lose! 5/26
HOME CARE PERSONAL ASSISTANT
I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands. 949-899-7770. Available 24×7. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 6/16
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 6/16
MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 30-years LW experience, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24-hours, part-time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, 562-277-3650 – Heidi. Seal Beach License HYC0001. 6/02
Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 5/19
Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425. Licensed by the state Seal Beach RAZ0002. 6/09
Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License CAM0006. 5/26
Caregiver/Light-Cleaning/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Cooking/Laundry. Anthony Camacho College Student 714-605-6869. Business License 14206318. 5/26
Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon. Service in private suite. One-customer, one-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard, #116. (714)-425-4198. 5/05
In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36-years. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 5/12
Experienced housekeeper providing weekly-and-monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License
WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING. CALL PHIL AT 562-881-2093 Over 30 years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. 7/14
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning. General housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. (562) 307-3861. 20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License GRA0006. 5/05
General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. Seal Beach License RAZ002. 6/09
Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008. 6/09
MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/Call anytime! Complete-cleaning. Seal Beach Business License M0001A. Call/562-505-1613. 5/26
LeeGee Cleaning Services. Move-In, Move-Out. Deep Cleaning and/or Recurring. General Housecleaning,Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. 7-Days Call/Text Lisa/714-916-7796. SB Business License LEE0004. 5/19
Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001 5/26
John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193
Virus-Removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW-Resident SB License FUH0001. 6/09
ANY KIND OF CAR
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. 5/05
ELECTRIC CARTS/SCOOTERS/MOBILE CHAIRS FOR SALE
Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. 12/29/2022
“ROLLIN THUNDER” GOLF CART CLUB
Offers FREE advice on buying/selling of your golf cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859 5/19
Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258 5/05
Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License ABL0001. 562-881-2093. 7/14
autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462. 6/30
MOVING, HAULING & STORAGE SERVICES
J&D HAUL AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE
No job too small! Fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787: Dan. 5/12
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618. 5/19
LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE. Looking to buy Mid-Century Furniture/“ETC”/Men-Women Sterling-Silver-Rings/Old-Jewelry/Men-Women Vintage Clothing. 562-243-7229. 7/14
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
M7 Swap Meet in Central Park, May 19, 2022. Mutual-7 is hosting a swap meet AT THE NORTH END OF CENTRAL PARK (Northwood Road, just west of St. Andrews, between buildings/164 and 165), THURSDAY MAY 19, 2022, 8:30am-1:00pm. For questions please call Irv Hart, M7-RESIDENT, 562-296-5619. 5/12
Flea-Market Yard-Sale. St. Andrews/Oakmont, Lots of Nice Items. NE corner of Mutual-6. Knick-Knacks (10-15/Booths Displayed). Area-rugs, etc., Portable-Laundry, Tools, All Nice Stuff. Please come browse on Friday/May-6th, 9:00am-1:00pm.
Love Seat in almost perfect condition; apple green. $150.00 828-275-8726
Plant-Sale. Big variety of Native/Flower-Plants. Fishing-stuff/Misc. Thursday/May-5th (9:00am-3:00pm) 1441 Homewood Road Apartment-96A.
Multi-Unit Yard Sale. Saturday/May-7th (8:00am-1:00pm). 13121 Oak Hills Drive, Mutual-9/Building-233.
Estate Sale – Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, 8:30-2pm. 1561 Interlachen, Mutual 10-260A. Beautiful furnishings! Sofa, silk chairs, rattan dining table/6 chairs. Henredon armoire, secretary/hutch, Thomasville chairs. Tiffany style bankers lamp, dresser, nightstands. Ladies clothing (S/M), shoes (size 7), costume newelry. Oreck vacuum, rollator walker, outdoor glider, garden pagoda and so much more! Estate Sales by Docia Drake 714-514-8232, PO Box 427, Seal Beach Bus. Lic. ESD0001
JAZZY Select-6 Power-Chair. New batteries. Great Shape! Price Reduced/$475/OBO. Contact Bob/562-760-5875.
HUGE Patio Sale! Thursday/May-5th and Friday/May-6th (8:00am-2:00pm). 13801 El Dorado Drive/Apartment-11J.
Emerson-piano, polished bedroom Cal-King & electric professional facial-chair in good-condition. Call/562-296-5328.
Extra-wide Merits Electric-Wheelchair, excellent-condition, 22″/wide-seat, plus extra set of Stadium Foot-Rests. Tuffcare Hoyer-Type Body-Lift, new-battery PLUS 2-pickup Slings. Two-cases/30″x36″ blue/white paper bed-pads (100-count).
Miscellaneous-items and some Small/Medium ladies-clothing. Saturday/May-7th and Sunday/May-8th (9:00am-4:00pm). 1360 Weeburn Road/Apartment-79K.
Regular size couch/sofa with pillows. LIKE-NEW. Beige/Green. U-PICK-UP. 707-923-1476