2023 budget includes $21.20 assessment
by Ruth Osborn
The Golden Rain Board of Directors approved a 2023 operating budget of $21 million that includes a per-apartment-per-month (PAPM) assessment of $21.20, up from $6.98 in 2022.
The budget was passed with one no vote—GRF Director Lee Melody—at a special meeting Sept. 29.
Prior to passing the budget, the board voted on a separate motion to trim the assessment by transferring $500,000 from the capital fund to the reserve fund. The one-time transfer reduced the originally proposed assessment of $27.50 to $21.20, a savings of $6.30 a month or $75.60 a year PAPM.
After vigorous debate, the funds transfer was approved by the narrowest of margins. The vote was 9-8, with GRF directors lined up across the divide. Almost half the board—including GRF President Marsha Gerber, GRF Vice President William Thompson, GRF Treasurer Philip Friedman and past GRF President Susan Hopewell—voted against the funds transfer.
Also recommending against it was GRF Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick, GRF Finance Director Mallorie Hall and outgoing Finance Director Carolyn Miller.
But the directors who prevailed contended that the one-year cushioning would soften the blow of the unprecedented increase in assessments.
The hike is largely attributed to eight years of delayed GRF staff pay and benefits upgrades. Other factors include an 8.3% inflation rate, the highest in more than 40 years. That’s driving up costs in all sectors, including janitorial contracts, utilities, cybersecurity and computer maintenance, and liability insurance.
“We need to pay our people properly,” said GRF Director Sandy Geffner, who made the motion to transfer funds. “We are making up for years with no pay raises, but we can cushion the blow (to shareholders).”
GRF Director Susan Jacqueline agreed: “We are trying to walk a tightrope of maintaining this beautiful community and not overburdening LW residents. I’d rather reduce (the fee) this year.”
GRF Director Lee Melody countered that opinion: “We have a fiduciary responsibility to do what is right for the entire community, a responsibility not to kick the can down the road.”
He and others who voted against the motion cited the following reasons: Capital funds are clearly earmarked to cover the cost of new projects and should be used for that purpose alone; amenity fees are the only source of funding for capital improvement projects and are dependent on real estate sales; reserves are already underfunded this year; the money will have to be paid back next year, and the proposed transfer will decrease the overall capital fund by 17 percent.
City of Seal Beach Senior Transportation Program
The City of Seal Beach sponsors a free Senior Transportation Service to help people get out and about.
The 20-passenger shuttle runs on a fixed route with stops at the Seal Beach Pier, Leisure World, the Rossmoor Shopping Center and the North Seal Beach Community Center. The shuttle can accommodate wheelchairs and scooters and has a bike rack.
To use the shuttle, people must be Seal Beach residents, 60 or older, pre-registered with the City of Seal Beach and have a SMP ID number available for the driver. This ID number is assigned upon registration by city staff.
Leisure World residents can contact Robann Arshat, GRF member resources and assistance liaison, at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317, or email@example.com, to help them apply and receive an SMP ID number.
The Senior Transportation Shuttle runs each day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., beginning and ending in Leisure World.
All times stop times are approximate. There are no rides from noon-1 p.m. for the lunch break. The shuttle finishes driving to all designated stops in Leisure World at noon and 4 p.m. to drop off riders only.
Shops at Rossmoor Stops: Ralph’s, Target, Sprouts and North Seal Beach Community Center.
Leisure World Stops: St. Andrews Gate, St. Andrews Drive/Golden Rain Road, Amphitheater and Interlachen/Del Monte Drive.
The service ends at 4 p.m., making the 3 p.m. loop the final one.
Make sure to plan accordingly.
For example, a passenger who needs a return trip from Ralph’s must be at the Ralph’s pick-up location no later than 3:40 p.m. to catch the last shuttle of the day.
Answers to frequently asked questions include:
• The shuttle only stops at designated locations.
• Shuttle service concludes at 4 p.m., so people may need to find alternates ride home if the shuttle is missed.
• The shuttle can only go to the designated locations in the city.
• Registered users can bring one caregiver each.
• Target at the Shops of Rossmoor is an official stop. Riders can be picked up and dropped off at Target.
• For listed times that the shuttle is expected to stop, see the Minibus Guide (available at the LW Weekly office or online at www.sealbeachca.gov).
GRF Board Highlights
by Ruth Osborn
The GRF Board of Directors started its Sept. 27 meeting with a presentation of flowers to retiring Director of Finance Carolyn Miller, who concluded her 13-year career here on Sept. 30.
GRF directors were unanimous in their praise for Miller who instituted “best practice” systems, processes and controls across the board to leave a solid financial foundation for every LW resident.
“You will be greatly missed,” said GRF Director Susan Hopewell, who extended a personal thank you for Miller’s decision to delay her retirement after the sudden departure of Executive Director Randy Ankeny in November. Miller was a member of an interim management team that helped navigate the sometimes tumultuous period between Ankeny’s departure and the June arrival of Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick.
The board went on to congratulate other exemplary GRF employees as follows: Service Maintenance Lead Plumber Conrad Giacomazzi, 25 years of service; Gym Attendants Patty Smith, 20 years of service, and Ed Ewald, five years of service; and Golf Starter Jae Kim, five years of service.
The August Employee of the Month was General Accountant Kim Ngo from the Finance Department for her excellence in training several coworkers during extended periods of staffing shortages.
In the public comments portion of the meeting, a handful of residents gave their opinions on a variety of topics, including the sharp increase in assessments, noise exposure during Amphitheater shows, installation of solar panels and a lack of professionalism in GRF staff, among other subjects.
Other meeting highlights include:
1.8-Acre Site Ad Hoc
The board agreed to establish a 1.8-Acre Site Ad Hoc Committee to comprehensively consider the best use of the former Mini Farm area.
The ad hoc committee will report its findings to the GRF Board of Directors, which has final approval.
The following people were appointed to the committee: GRF directors Carole Damoci, chair; Susan Hopewell, Susan Jacquelin, Camille Thompson and Sandy Geffner and non-voting member specialists Lynn Baidack, Jeri Dolch and Allen Dale.
The committee will consider site plans from a community farm organization that works with HOAs all over the state. Re-establishing a community garden has support from some board members, but it is not a done deal.
The ad hoc committee will also look at the feasibility of other amenities and assess costs related to the projects.
In its past life, the garden area was managed by the Mini Farmers club.
There was a perpetual five-to-six year waiting list, which ultimately sparked complaint from LWers who wanted to get their hands in the dirt.
The GRF assumed management of the Mini Farm in January 2021 and moved to alleviate the wait by subdividing plots, among other remedies.
Meanwhile, a Seal Beach city inspection found that the Mini Farm was out of compliance in several areas of permitting, including fence height, ADA and electrical requirements, and the area was closed.
A few months ago, gardens were razed, and the land remains fallow, pending a decision on how to proceed.
Speed Cushions to Calm Traffic
At the recommendation of the Physical Property Committee, the board approved a capital funding request to install speed cushions at El Dorado Drive, Golden Rain Road, St. Andrews Drive, Del Monte Drive and Thunderbird Drive for a cost not to exceed $13,500.
North Gate Road Traffic Calming Measure
At the recommendation of the Physical Property Committee, the board approved a capital funding request not to exceed $9,870 for pavement markings, signage and trees to help calm traffic in this area.
Bocce Ball Upgrade
At the recommendation of the Physical Property Committee, the board approved the installation of a concrete pad and railing at the west end of the bocce ball court at Clubhouse 2 to mirror the east end at a cost not to exceed $5,000.
Approve Increase in SRO Labor Rate
Upon the recommendation of the Finance Committee, the board approved an increase the service-request-order (SRO) labor rate from $47.20 to $50 for straight time and from $70.80 to $75 for overtime, effective Jan. 1.
Replacement of CH 4 Heat Pump
The board voted to approve $9,200 to replace the heat pump in Clubhouse 4. Funding in the amount of $80,000 has been allocated in the Reserve Study for all HVAC systems in 2022, and no funds have yet been used this year.
At the recommendation of the Information Services Technology Committee, the board approved a contract to replace 125 laptop and desktops and 125 dual monitor setups with single ultrawide monitors at a cost not to exceed $235,000.
The computers will replace aging and soon-to-be obsolete staff computers companywide.
Replacement of Clubhouse 4 Dais Equipment
The board awarded a contract to replace Clubhouse 4 dais stations, as well as all underlying audio/video equipment such as audio mixers and controllers, microphones, cameras and a voting system at a cost not to exceed $145,000.
IT Office Renovation
The board approved funding in the amount of $13,461 to upgrade the Internet Technology Services office in the LW Weekly building. The money will pay for new flooring, office furniture and painting, among other improvements.
GRF Phone Upgrade
At the recommendation of the Information Technology Services Committee, the board approved a contract to replace the 16-year-old GRF phone system at a cost not to exceed $100,000.
GRF Policies Up for Review
The board also amended several policies, which are printed in the Government section (pages 5-8) for resident review. The GRF Board will make give final decisions on the amendments on Nov. 22.
Policies to be revised include:
• Administration Committee, Policy 30-5093-3, updating due process procedures associated with authorized resident (AR) rules of conduct, notification of violations and right to hearings.
•Administration Committee, GRF Election Procedures, Policy 30-5025-3, updating ballot retention language and adding acclamation rules.
• Finance Fees, Policy 40-5061-2, updating and clarifying document language related to amenities fees.
•Stock Transfer, Policy 50-1646-2, updating GRF amenities and co-occupant fees.
•Physical Property, Policy 60-5000-2, updating rules related to use of dumpsters at the 1.8-acre site.
405-Freeway Off-ramp closed
The southbound I-405 off-ramp to Seal Beach Boulevard was closed for one month on Sept. 16 as part of project improvements.
The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.
The closure is related to the widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.The project is improving 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line.
Sign up for project-wide and bridge-specific construction alerts at bit.ly/405-signup.
Memory Loss Class
Alzheimer’s Orange County is sponsoring a two-part series on Living Well With Early Memory Loss from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and 18 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
To enroll, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a facilitated two-week supportive/educational group for people and their partners who are dealing with early memory loss due to Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. This is an opportunity to meet with others in similar situations and share how to deal with daily challenges, learn new coping techniques, and gain healthy strategies for living well with the diagnosis.
Topics include memory impairments: symptoms, diagnosis, and progression; strategies for living well including diet, exercise cognitive stimulation, socialization and more; medications; coping techniques for dealing with day-to-day challenges; family and social relationships; and planning for the future.
This event is supported through funding by the Golden Age Foundation.
Optum Flu Clinic Today
Optum HCC will host its annual flu shot clinic today, Oct. 6, at the Health Care Center. The clinic will be held between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Mutuals have been assigned specific times to attend:
•Mutual 4, 11: 8-8:45 a.m.
•Mutual 1, 17: 8:45-9:30 a.m.
•Mutual 10, 14: 9:30-10:15 a.m.
•Mutual 2, 16: 10:15-11 a.m.
•Mutual 12, 15: 11-11:45 a.m.
•Mutual 3, 5: 11:45-12:30 p.m.
•Mutual 6, 7: 12:30-1:15 p.m.
•Mutual 8, 9: 1:15-2 p.m.
Missed appointments are from 2-3 p.m.
For more information, call (562) 493-9581; TTY 711.
Phases 3 and 4 of the 2022 GRF Paving Project started Aug. 22 and will continue until the end of October.
Currently paving/road construction crews are working on El Dorado and Northwood Road (grind and overlay with curb work).
Drivers and pedestrians should use caution in construction zones.
The GRF Board awarded a $2.6 million contract to MJ Jurado for resurfacing, slurry and other work on a total of 18 LW streets.
Emergency Expo Fest
The annual Emergency Preparedness Expo Fall Fest will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, in Clubhouse 6. Minibus service will be available throughout the event.
There will be emergency preparedness supplies to buy, raffles and an exhibit by the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Talks and demonstrations will be given by the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the SoCal Animal Response Team (SCART), a Southern California based animal disaster response team whose goals are to educate the public in disaster preparedness for their families and pets.
Other topics to be covered are solar power and communication, emergency medication, what to put in grab and go bags and pet prep in an emergency.
In addition to vendors, there will be displays by Leisure World service clubs, face painting, live music, food trucks, and much more. Stone Soul, an 8-piece Motown tribute band, will entertain.
The band brought down the house at the Amphitheater on Aug. 18. Koffel’s and Lucille’s Barbecue will have food trucks and Mandi’s Candies will be there serving ice cream and other treats.
The Theater Club will offer complimentary face painting.The expo is held to help underscore the fact that in the event of an emergency, LWers will be on their own until professional help arrives, which may be days or longer. People can stock up on emergency prep supplies and learn more about how to survive in the aftermath of an earthquake or other disaster.
Letters to the Editor
A flyer is being put on door knobs in our community that is scaring residents (by asserting that) Seal Beach is trying to change zoning in LW to make way for low income housing.
The Seal Beach City Council candidate’s flyer states that the RV Lot or area once occupied by the Mini Farm, as well as common areas, could be chosen for this low-income housing.
Several of my neighbors in District 5 have expressed fear and asked if I think this is really true. Definitely, this is not true. There will be no low-income housing in Leisure World. Period. None of us would let them take a senior community that is safe and geared for citizens of our age.
Our city has been faced with this situation for more than a dozen years. Not once did it try and take Leisure World property or imply it would. Please make sure you vote for the candidate who is giving accurate information to you and our community. If you have a question, call city officials about this low-income housing issue.
Editor’s Note: According to the City of Seal Beach, every eight years, the State of California requires the city to update its Housing Element, identifying sites where housing development can occur. For the current update, the city must designate locations for about 1,500 units. This is accomplished by identifying numerous “housing opportunity sites” throughout the community. Leisure World was designated as one of these opportunity sites. Though the state mandates that the city identify housing opportunity sites and implement zoning that allows for residential development, it does not mandate the property be developed. It is the property owner’s choice whether to build housing. Any property owner wishing to build must present a development application to the city.
Without a certified Housing Element, the city will lose millions of dollars in grant funds, including those that fund the bathroom renovations and shuttle programs in Leisure World. The state may also impose substantial fines, and eliminate the city’s ability to issue building permits or make land use decisions.
The half page ad paid by the LW Republican Club (Sept. 29) was offensive and promotes the lies of the right wing agenda. Why is this type of advertisement permitted in our community paper?
To set the record straight, the DMC does not promote “wokeism,” CRT, sterilization, paying for abortions, censorship, fraudulent voting, spying on the average citizen, promoting open borders, allowing violent criminals to “walk free,” packing the courts or defunding the police.
I believe in freedom of speech, but blatant lies are unacceptable.
I opened the weekly newspaper (Sept. 29) for Leisure World this morning, and several pages in, I was greeted by a half page ad, that while it was paid for, I feel should never have been published. It was full of egregious lies, misinformation and hate. Yes, we are a country of freedom of speech but there is a fine line between what this ad promoted and actual freedom of speech.
It is a very sad day indeed when one specific group can spew this kind of vitriol and have it represented as part of a bona fide club in Leisure World.
The Republican Club’s ad that appeared in the Sept. 29 issue of LW Weekly was replete with the lies, fear-mongering and hate-filled ignorance I’ve come to expect from the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert and their god Donald Trump.
It both saddens and infuriates me to realize that these despicable tactics have become the norm for Republicans everywhere, including Leisure World.
The Republican Club quoted Arthur C. Brooks, president of the conservative American Enterprise Institute, arguing that “fairness and compassion are values shared by both Democrats and Republicans” (Sept. 29).
It is the basis upon which politics can be fairly conducted.
It is quite sad when this dictum is totally ignored by members of one party. I refer to the half page ad, also in the Sept. 29 paper, paid for by the Republican Club. By urging readers to vote Republican it goes to some length accusing the opposing party (Democrats) of wanting to attack children by sterilization, paying for abortion of the fetus up to birth, eliminating the Electoral College, opening the borders wide, allowing criminals to walk free., etc., etc.
The strangest accusation is that Exec Order 14067, which asks the Federal Government (the treasury) to study electronic (Bitcoin-like) activity now being engaged in by many banks worldwide. (I looked it up). But the ad accuses this effort as “surveilling (spying) on U.S. citizens.” Pretty ridiculous!
I hope that most Leisure World citizens reject the mean spirit totally uncalled for by this ad.
The ad on page 14 of the Sept. 29 issue was appalling. Doesn’t the LW News vet the ads it receives for honesty, veracity and misleading information?
“Indoctrinate our children”?
“Redefine gender and sexualize young children”?
“Sterilize (our children)”?
“Pack the Supreme Court”?
“Censor opposing views”?
“Defund the police”?
You can’t run such hyperbole without a disclaimer stating (at the very least) that such claims are only opinions, and cannot be verified or documented. Shame on the LWN for being a vehicle that will take such ads. Shame.
I am aware that the LW newspaper does not fact check a paid ad, but that paid ad by the Republicans was so full of misinformation and hate that I question why it was in our community paper (Sept. 29).
No one sterilizes children or casts multiple votes. The 2020 election was recounted and recounted, and all court case challenges were lost. It is time to understand that Trump lost. Trump’s legacy is that he is the only president to incite an insurrection and steal classified top secret documents.
Spewing hate by calling the other side socialists, while the right is banning the diary of Anne Frank and rewriting history and not teaching slavery or Jim Crow or the Holocaust in schools is the height of hypocrisy. If you love America, the Constitution and the rule of law, there is no other choice but to turn your back on MAGA ideas.
The right has banned abortions and is forcing 10-year-olds to have babies and mothers are dying; that is not prolife that is pro birth. Prolifers care about the mother and don’t want their children shot up in schools. Education and childcare get funded, all of which the Republicans voted against.
The right wants Social Security and Medicare to be dismantled. It wants to defund the FBI. It wants to choose for you who you can marry, what you can read and the God that you pray to. These are not the values that America was founded on.
I am again appalled and disappointed by the newspaper’s choice to give voice to the divisive actions and words put forth by the LW Republican Club’s ad. It also promoted the sale of the white crosses, that had political undertones.
Last week, it ran an ad (Sept. 29) that was offensive to me, and full of lies. This is not the forum in which to refute all the claims in the ad, but they’re misleading at best. Everyone has the right to their own beliefs, but this ad was divisive and does not encourage tolerance and inclusion. Part of your role is to be responsible about what information is put out there, encouraging unity, not this kind of thing that just makes the divide even wider. Put simply, it is damaging to our overall culture and adversely affects the way the outside world sees our community.
Lastly, it makes those of us who have other opinions feel like we aren’t welcome here. I love living here, with people of different faiths, backgrounds, races and colors. But, when I drive into the gates of my home, I cringe when I see the large political flags flying (I know they are “allowed,” but some of them are downright offensive), local political signs lined up and white crosses everywhere. To say nothing of the door hanger I found this morning, courtesy of the LW Republican Club.
Please do better.
As Democrats who live in Leisure World, we value getting along with our neighbors. The paid political advertisement by the Republican Club (Sept. 29) was duplitious and replete with inflammatory and scary language. It is an insult to think that they think residents of LW would believe such nonsense. It speaks more about those who wrote the advertisement than the Democrats. Do you think it is OK to defame and make false claims about one’s political opponent? As a citizen, it doesn’t matter who you are, a lie is a lie. This kind of language doesn’t bode well with anybody, whether you are a Republican or Democrat.
Ordie Kim, Mutual 7
Kathy Nadeau, Mutual 1
Touché to Suzanne Dunwell for her excellent comments (Sept. 29) regarding the cancellation of battery drop-off. She presented a logical suggestion to remedy that, for I guarantee people will be throwing dead batteries into dumpsters.
Her last paragraph brings to mind the article by the GRF president that most seniors are not really on a fixed income (Sept. 22). How wrong. Many retired residents here on Social Security get a fixed check—no overtime, no bonuses. Yet, there are hikes almost weekly on each grocery item, hikes on gas prices daily and on our monthly utility bills. Orange County property is appreciating, so our property values are appreciating, thus our property taxes are going up. Our assessments here go up annually. Major considerations are the amount of a person’s salary upon retirement and how long have he or she has been retired. We are taxed on IRA withdrawals. Now, where is that approximate $150 the president says we have left?
The stripping away of amenities that make the retirement years easier—whether one is healthy and active, slowed from age, dealing with major chronic illnesses or perhaps in need of mobility aids—is not lost on us and does matter.
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule.
Thurs., Oct. 6 GRF Board of Directors Meeting (Executive Session)
Conf. Rm A 1 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 10 Mutual Administration Committee
Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 12 Security Bus & Traffic Committee
Conf. RmA/virtual 1 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 13 Communications Committee
Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 17 Finance Committee
Conf. Rm A/virtual 10 a.m.
Tues., Oct. 18 Website Ad Hoc Committee
Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 19 Strategic Planning Committee
Conf. Rm B/virtual 1 p.m.
A quorum or more of the directors may be present, only to listen and observe, and no formal board action will be taken at committee meetings. Attendees will be provided an opportunity to address the committee.
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards. The following is a tentative schedule.
Thurs., Oct. 6 Presidents’ Council
Clubhouse 4/virtual 9 a.m.
Mon., Oct. 10 Mutual 9
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.
Tues., Oct. 11 Mutual 16
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 12 Mutual 4 (open forum, 8:30 a.m.)
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 8:45 a.m.
Thurs., Oct. 13 Mutual 12
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.
Fri., Oct. 14 Mutual 3
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.
Mon., Oct. 17 Mutual 15
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 18 Mutual 14
Conf. Rm B/Zoom 1 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 19 Mutual 5
Conf. Rm B/Zoom 9 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 19 Mutual 7
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 20 Mutual 2
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.
Thurs., Oct. 20 Mutual 11
Conf. Rm B/Zoom 1:30 p.m.
Recap of GRF Board Activity, Sept. 27
Approved Consent Agenda
MOVED and approved the consent agenda included the following minutes of the special GRF board of directors minutes to the election for Mutual 11 GRF representative, August 29 – Ratification of committee minutes, August 29 – GRF board of directors minutes, August 23 – Approve capital funds investment purchase – Approve reserve funds investment purchase – Acceptance of the interim financial statements, August 2022, for audit – Replacement of Clubhouse 4 heat pump, unit B-1.
Establishment of 1.8 Acre Ad Hoc Committee
MOVED to approve and thereby establish the 1.8 Acre ad hoc committee and grant the ad hoc committee limited authority to review proposals and establish estimated costs for utilizing what is known as the 1.8 Acre for the mutual benefit of a majority of GRF members and report its findings to the GRF board of directors for its final determination.
MOVED to approve appointing the following directors and non-voting member specialists to the 1.8 Acre ad hoc committee: Chairperson – Carole Damoci, committee member from physical property committee; Susan Hopewell, member of the recreation committee; Susan Jacquelin, member of the finance committee; Camille Thompson, member of the architectural review design committee; and Sandy Geffner, member of the mutual administration committee; Lynn Baidack, Jeri Dolch, and Allen Dale, were named to the committee as non-voting member specialist.
Amend 10-5160-3, Committee Charter
MOVED to amend 10-5160-3, committee charter updating the Goals. The two new goals are to select or approve landscape, architectural, exterior, and interior design features that will protect, preserve, improve, and enhance our assets and to keep ADA requirements in mind when making choices, as presented.
TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 30-5093-3, Authorized Resident (AR) Rules of Conduct, Procedure for Notification of Violation and Right to Hearing
MOVED to amend 30-5093-3, Authorized Resident (AR) Rules of Conduct, Procedure for Notification of Violation and Right to Hearing, updating language throughout the document as presented, pending a 28-day notification to the members, and a final decision by the GRF board of directors on November 22.
TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 30-5025-3, GRF Election Procedure
MOVED to amend 30-5025-3, GRF Election Procedure, updating the ballot retention and adding acclamation rules as presented, pending a 28-day notification to the members, and a final decision by the GRF board of directors on November 22.
Amend 30-1001-5, Glossary of Terms
MOVED to amend 30-1001-5, Glossary Terms, caregiver, co-occupant, non-resident co-owner, qualified permanent resident and adding new term, permitted health care resident, as presented.
Approve SRO Labor Rate
MOVED to increase the SRO labor rate from $47.20 to $50.00 for straight time and from $70.80 to $75.00 for overtime, effective January 1, 2023.
Amend 40-5340-1, Capital Improvement Fund
MOVED to amend 40-5340-1, Capital Improvement Fund, updating the document language, as presented.
Amend 40-5115-3, Finance Committee Charter
MOVED to amend 40-5115-3, Finance Committee Charter, updating the document language, as presented.
TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 40-5061-2, Fees
MOVED to amend 40-5061-2, Fees, updating and clarifying document language, effective January 1, 2023, as presented, pending a 28-day notification to the members, and a final decision by the GRF Board of Directors on November 22.
Information Technology Services Committee
Reserve Funding Request: Computer Replacement
MOVED to award a contract to Insight to replace 125 laptop and desktops and 125 dual monitor setups with single ultrawide monitors at a cost not to exceed $235,000 reserve funding and to authorize the president to sign the contract.
Reserve Funding Request: Clubhouse Four Dais Audio Visual Equipment Replacement Project
MOVED to award a contract to TM AV Consulting & Integration Inc. to replace clubhouse 4 dais stations, as well as all the underlying audio/video equipment such as audio mixers and controllers, microphones, cameras, and voting system at a cost not to exceed $145,000 reserve funding and authorize the president to sign the contract.
Reserve Funding Request: IT Office Renovation
MOVED to approve option one modifications as described above, at a cost not to exceed $13,461 reserve funding and authorize the president to sign the contract.
Reserve Funding Request: Phone System Updates
MOVED to award a contract to Peterson Communication Group to replace the current phone system at a cost not to exceed $100,000, capital funding and authorize the president to sign the contract.
TENTATIVE VOTE: Adopt 20-5560-1, Surveillance Camera Policy
After a brief discussion, policy 20-5560-1, Surveillance Camera Policy was returned to the information technology services committee for further review.
Mutual Administration Committee
TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 50-1646-2, Stock Transfer Office Schedule of Fees
MOVED to amend 50-1646-2, Stock Transfer Office Schedule of Fees, updating fees throughout, effective January 1, 2023, as presented, pending a 28-day notification to the members, and a final decision by the GRF board of directors on November 22.
Physical Property Committee
Capital Funding Request: Speed Cushions in Five Locations
MOVED to award a contract to JB Bostick for the installation of speed cushions in five locations inside the community (El Dorado, Golden Rain, St. Andrews, Del Monte, and Thunderbird) and obtaining approval from OCFA for a total cost not to exceed $13,500, capital funding and authorize the president sign the contract.
Capital Funding Request: North Gate Road to Northwood Road Traffic Calming Measures
MOVED to award a contract to MJ Jurado to make improvements at North Gate Road to Northwood Road as detailed out in specifications dated July 27, including the addition of pavement markings, signage, and trees to help calm traffic in this area for a total cost not to exceed $9,870 capital funding and authorize the president sign the contract.
Capital Funding Request: Golf Course – Add Sidewalk Behind First Tee
MOTION failed for Golf Course – Add Sidewalk Behind First Tee.
Capital Funding Request: West End Bocce Ball at Clubhouse Two
MOVED to install a concrete pad and railing at the west end of the Bocce ball court at clubhouse 2 to mirror the east end at a cost not to exceed $5,000 capital funding and authorize the president to sign the contract.
Approve Increase of Permit Fee for Modification of Residence
MOVED increase the current permit fee charged to members when making modifications to their residence from 1% to 1.25% effective January 1, 2023.
TENTATIVE VOTE: Adopt 60-5000-1, Use of Community Facilities, Dumpsters at 1.8 Acres -Rules
MOVED to adopt policy 60-5000-1, Use of Community Facilities, Dumpsters at 1.8 Acres – Rules as presented, pending a 28-day notification to the members, and a final decision by the GRF Board of Directors on November 22.
Amend 70-1401-3, Outside Bus Services
MOVED to amend 70-1401-3, Outside Bus Services, to include new rules concerning Tour Buses Contracted by GRF clubs and organizations, as presented.
GRF Governing Document Changes
Per the action of the GRF Board on September 27, 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 to email@example.com or mailing them to the Golden Rain Foundation, P. O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA 90740, Attn: Proposed Document Revisions. Please reference the name of the governing document on any correspondence submitted. All comments will be provided to the Board for review and consideration. The Board will take final action on the following proposed change on Tuesday, November 22 during the GRF Monthly Board of Directors meeting.
Four policies for tentative vote to amend:
30-5025-3 GRF Election
The following will be in effect for the election of directors to the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors (BOD):
1.1. ANNUAL ELECTION
The election of directors for odd-numbered Mutuals will occur during odd- numbered years and the election of directors for even-numbered Mutuals will occur during even-numbered years. Each director shall serve a two-year term.
One (1) director will be elected from each Mutual except for Mutuals One (1) and Two (2) where there will be two (2) directors.
1.2. SPECIAL ELECTIONS
Upon the occurrence of a vacancy on the BOD representing an odd- or even-numbered Mutuals, the process for a special election will begin within ten (10) days after the Secretary of the Board is notified of the vacancy.
2.1. QUALIFICATION FOR VOTING
Members must vote by using the secret ballot. It may be mailed or handed in at the Annual Meeting prior to poll closing. Members may cast one (1) vote, except on the ballots of Mutuals One (1) and Two (2), members may cast two (2) votes, but they may not be cast cumulatively. Members may obtain replacement ballots by contacting the Inspector of Elections.
2.2. CUMULATIVE VOTING
Pursuant to the Bylaws, cumulative voting is not permitted.
2.3. VOTING BY ACCLAMATION
To the extent permitted by law, in the event the number of candidates at the close of nominations is the same as the number of open positions on the Board, those candidates shall be automatically elected, by acclamation, without further action, and the results shall be announced as required by these Rules and applicable law.
3.1. CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATIONS
All candidates must be members of GRF for at least one (1) year, at the time of nomination.
3.1.1. Only members who meet the following criteria are qualified to be elected to the BOD:
188.8.131.52. Candidates and Directors may not have been convicted of a crime that would either prevent GRF from purchasing fidelity bond coverage or terminate GRF’s existing coverage.
184.108.40.206. Candidates and Directors must be current in the payment of carrying charges. Note, this does not include non-payment of collection charges, late charges, fines, fines renamed as assessments, costs levied by a third party, or if the member has (1) paid under protest per Civil Code Section 5658; (2) has entered into and is current in a payment plan (defined as a signed written agreement between the Board and the Owner) per Section 5665, and is current and in compliance will all terms thereof; or (3) if the member has not been provided the opportunity to engage in Internal Dispute Resolution (“IDR”).
All members of GRF have the right to engage in Internal Dispute Resolution (“IDR”) and/or Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”), pursuant to the Civil Code. A member may contact the Board, in writing, to initiate IDR/ADR. Note, if IDR/ADR is not scheduled and completed prior to the nomination deadline, candidates may be disqualified for non-payment of carrying charges.
220.127.116.11. Candidates must have been a member of GRF for at least one (1) year.
3.1.2. In addition to the foregoing qualifications, any member who is (a) an officer or director of a Mutual Corporation at Seal Beach Leisure World; (b) a member of any City Council; (c) a member of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Orange, California; (d) a member of the Planning Commission for the City of Seal Beach, California, or the County of Orange, California; (e) an elected official of any city, county, governmental body or political subdivision thereof; (f) an individual, a member of any entity or partnership, or an officer or director of any other corporation engaged in supplying material, services or labor to the Golden Rain Foundation, is strongly discouraged from running for the BOD, as such action creates a substantial time commitment and causes a potential conflict of interest. Further, such action may expose any individual member and/or the Board to unnecessary liability, including, but not limited to, breaching fiduciary duties.
The Corporate Secretary is authorized to determine the qualifications of a Director, pursuant to the terms of all GRF Governing Documents and applicable State laws.
3.1.3 Serving on both a Mutual Board and the GRF Board may require you to recuse yourself from some issues brought before the Board.
3.2. CANDIDATE APPLICATION MATERIALS
Candidates shall turn in the following materials prior to the deadline set by the GRF.
3.2.1. Application for Candidacy as a GRF Director
3.2.2. Signed Candidate Eligibility Disclaimer (set forth below)
3.2.3. Signed Candidate Statement (set forth below)
At the time of turning in candidate materials, candidates must present current GRF identification card. Candidates will receive a receipt for their application.
3.3. CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY DISCLAIMER
Refer to GRF By-laws, Article Six, Section 1. Candidates shall complete an Eligibility Disclaimer to set forth that they are qualified to serve on the GRF Board of Directors.
3.4. CANDIDATE STATEMENT
Prior to the deadline established by the GRF, each candidate shall submit a Statement containing up to 300 words (no less than 12-point type, single sided). The statement shall be mailed with the ballot.
3.4.1. The statement shall contain the candidate’s background, qualifications and platform, and shall not contain any disparaging or defamatory content.
3.5. NOTIFICATION OF NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
As prescribed by law, at least thirty (30) days before the close of nominations, GRF will provide individual notice of the election and the procedure for nominating candidates.
Additionally, the GRF shall place a notice in the Community newspaper not less than ninety (90) days prior to the election counting meeting that any member may place his or her name into nomination for the director position representing the Mutual in which they reside. The notice shall be published in the Community newspaper every week thereafter until the closure of the nominating period.
3.6. SELF-NOMINATION BY MEMBERS
Members who wish to nominate themselves as a candidate for election to the BOD must do so in writing to the Stock Transfer Office prior to the closing of the application deadline.
3.6.1. All candidates shall be provided candidate instructions upon submitting their name for nomination.
3.7. A Mutual BOD may appoint a nominating committee for the purpose of recommending a candidate for the election. Any candidates who are recommended by their Mutual BOD or nominating committee will be given candidate instructions by the Stock Transfer Office.
3.8. Nominations from the floor or write-ins.
3.8.1. Nominations from the floor and write-ins are prohibited.
3.9. Campaign Cycle
3.9.1. The campaign cycle shall begin in February and end with the closing of the polls.
3.10. Equal Access to GRF Media
3.10.1. Candidates advocating a point of view for purposes reasonably related to the election shall be provided a one-time access to the GRF’s website (LWSB website) during the campaign cycle as follows:
18.104.22.168. Submissions shall be posted on the election bulletin board on the LWSB website during the campaign cycle.
22.214.171.124. Submissions shall be limited to 300 words and shall not contain disparaging or defamatory content.
126.96.36.199. One submission shall be accepted from each candidate for posting on the LWSB website.
3.10.2. Candidates advocating a point of view for purposes reasonably related to the election may purchase, subject to space availability and advertising guidelines established by the News Office, a maximum of a half-page of space in an edition of the Community newspaper at regular advertising rates during the campaign cycle. No other access to the Community newspaper will be granted.
3.10.3. Equal access to clubhouse meeting spaces shall be provided at no cost to all candidates, including those who are not incumbents, and to all members advocating a point of view for purposes reasonably related to the election. The clubhouses are subject to availability by reservation only on a first-come, first-serve basis.
3.10.4. In the event that incumbent directors makes any statements or take any actions, solely in the context of those directors’ performance of their duties as directors, any and all such statements or actions shall not constitute provision by the GRF of access to its media for campaign purposes.
3.10.5. In the event that GRF’s media reports any candidates’ statements or actions that are reasonably unrelated to the election, the reporting of such shall not constitute provision by GRF to its media for campaign purposes.
3.10.6. In accordance with Civil Code 5135, no GRF funds shall be used for campaign purposes, except to the extent necessary for the GRF to comply with the duties imposed upon it by law.
3.10.7. Campaign Restrictions
188.8.131.52. Candidates are entitled to purchase labels for the addresses in their Mutual at a FLAT RATE OF $10 PER REQUEST, PLUS $0.25 PER SHEET. This is to be paid at the time the labels are ordered. Labels can be ordered by completing an “Access to Documents” form in the Accounting Department. This list will not contain all addresses as some Shareholders have opted out of receiving campaign correspondence.
184.108.40.206. You MAY NOT use a Mutual e-mail contact list to send campaign related correspondence. If you violate this Campaign Rule, you will be liable for reimbursing GRF for the cost of the election and you may be removed as a candidate.
3.10.8. Non-Responsibility for Statements and Actions
Neither GRF or its officers, directors or employees shall be responsible for any claims, damages, injuries, judgments, orders or settlements, including attorney’s fees, arising from a candidate’s statement or actions made in connection with an election.
4. ELECTION MEETINGS
The GRF BOD will convene a special meeting one week prior to the Annual Meeting for the purpose of the Inspector of Election counting secret ballots. All members are welcome to attend the special meeting.
In the case of a special election, the GRF BOD will convene a special meeting approximately thirty (30) days after the ballots are mailed for the purpose of the Inspector of Election counting ballots. All members are welcome to attend the special meeting.
5. ELECTION PROCESS
5.1. The GRF Administration Committee shall review the election materials and the election process and recommend approval to the GRF BOD.
5.2. GRF shall contract with an independent third-party vendor to perform all election services as Inspector(s) of Election. The vendor will be directed to conduct the election and be accountable for the conduct of the election in accordance with this policy, all applicable codes, GRF By-Laws, and state laws.
5.3. During its meeting in February, the GRF Administration Committee of the GRF BOD will recommend that the Board appoint the election services company as its Inspector(s) of Election.
5.4. During its meeting in February, the BOD will appoint the election services company as its Inspector of Election.
6. ELECTION MATERIALS
6.1. Notice of Election
At least thirty (30) days before the ballots are distributed, GRF will provide general notice of (1) the date and time by which, and address where, ballots are to be returned; (2) the date, time and location of the meeting to tabulate the ballots; and (3) the list of all candidates’ names that will appear on the ballot.
6.2. Verification of Election Material
GRF shall permit members to verify the accuracy of their individual information on the Election Material at least thirty (30) days before the ballots are distributed. GRF or any member shall report any errors or omissions for either list to the inspector(s) of election who shall make the corrections within two (2) business days.
“Election Material” means the following documents: returned ballots, signed voter envelopes, Candidate Registration List and the Voter List. The Candidate Registration List means the list of qualified candidates existing as of the close of nominations. The Voter List may include: the name, voting power and either the physical address of the member’s separate interest or the parcel number, or both; and the mailing address of the member (if different from the physical address or if the parcel number is used).
6.3. Ballot Packet
The ballot packet will consist only of a secret ballot, voting instructions, any candidate statements/resumes, a copy of the election rules, two return envelopes, and mailing instructions for the election. The ballot packet will be mailed no less than thirty (30) days prior to the ballot counting meeting. Note, the election rules may be provided by individual delivery or by posting same on an internet site and providing the corresponding internet.
6.4. Secret Ballots Returned by Mail
6.4.1. The secret ballot is required to be mailed to the Inspector(s) of the Election for proper verification and validation and must be received before noon on the date established on the ballot.
220.127.116.11. Ballot can also be delivered to the Special Election Meeting prior to poll closing.
6.4.2. The mail-in secret ballot is irrevocable once received by the Inspector(s) of the Election.
6.4.3. The denial of a ballot to a person with general power of attorney for a member is prohibited. (Civil Code Section 5105(g)(2).) A ballot submitted for a member by an individual with general power of attorney is valid so long as it is submitted in a timely fashion.
6.4.4. The Inspectors of Election will open and process, in public view, the mail-in secret ballots on the day of the special meeting held for the purpose of counting ballots as outlined under Section 7.
18.104.22.168. If a secret ballot is compromised or improperly sealed or addressed, or has any identifying marks, it will be invalidated by the Inspector(s) of the Election.
7. INSPECTOR(S) OF THE ELECTION
7.1. Inspector(s) of the Elections shall perform the following:
7.1.1. Determine the number of shareholders entitled to vote and the voting power of each.
7.1.2. Establish a mailing address for mail-in ballots, and the contact phone number for members’ questions.
7.1.3. Prepare and mail to all members in the odd- or even-numbered Mutuals, no later than thirty (30) days prior to the election meeting, the notice letter, mail-in secret ballot, any candidate statements/resumes, voting instructions, the election rules, two envelopes, and mailing instructions for the GRF election, in a manner consistent with providing and ensuring that the member’s vote will be by “secret ballot.”
7.1.4. Receive secret ballots, which can be mailed in, or hand delivered to the Special Election Meeting prior to poll closing.
7.1.5. Open secret ballots at the special meeting for the purpose of counting ballots.
7.1.6. Count and tabulate all votes.
7.1.7. Determine the results of the election.
7.1.8. Certify, in writing, that the election was held in accordance with this policy and Section 5110 of the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (the Act).
7.1.9. Consult with GRF’s legal counsel, if necessary, to fulfill the Inspector(s)’ obligations under the law.
8. OBSERVERS OF THE ELECTION
Any candidate or member of the GRF may witness the counting and tabulation of the votes. However, the Inspector(s) of Election may establish reasonable guidelines for candidates and members for the observing of the counting and tabulation of ballots, including guidelines on distance from which observers may stand.
9. BALLOT RETENTION
9.1. The sealed ballots at all times shall be in the custody of the Inspector or Inspectors of election or at a location designated by the inspector or inspectors until after the tabulation of the vote, and until the time allowed by Section 5145 of the Civil Code (twelve months) for challenging the election has expired, at which time custody will be transferred to GRF.
9.2. After the transfer of the ballots to GRF, the ballots shall be stored by GRF in a secure place for no less than one year after the date of the election.
10.1. In the event the number of candidates at the close of nominations is the same as the number of open positions on the Board, those candidates shall be automatically elected, by acclamation. Pursuant to Civil Code Section 5103, election by acclamation shall be permitted if the following conditions are satisfied:
10.1.1. GRF has held a regular election for the directors in the last three years. The three-year time period shall be calculated from the date ballots were due in the last full election to the start of voting for the proposed election.
10.1.2. GRF provided individual notice of the election and the procedure for nominating the candidate as follows: (1) initial notice at least ninety (90) days before the deadline for submitting nominations which includes (a) the number of board positions that will be filled at the election; (b) the deadline for submitting nominations; (c) the manner in which nominations can be submitted, and (d) a statement informing members that if, at the close of the time period for making nominations, there are the same number or fewer qualified candidates as there are Board positions to be filled, then the Board may seat the qualified candidates by acclamation without balloting; and (2) a reminder notice between seven (7) and thirty (30) days before the deadline for submitting nominations which includes those items listed in the initial notice under (1) above, in addition to a list of the names of all of the qualified candidates to fill the Board positions as of the date of the reminder notice.
10.1.3. GRF provides, within seven (7) business days of receiving a nomination: (1) a written or electronic communication acknowledging the nomination to the member who submitted the nomination; and (2) a written or electronic communication to the nominee indicating that the nominee is qualified for the Board or the nominee is not qualified and the basis for said disqualification, including procedures by which the nominee may appeal the disqualification.
10.1.4. GRF permits all candidates to run if nominated, except for nominees disqualified for running as allowed or required pursuant to Civil Code Section 5105(b)-(e). To the extent that term limits are enforceable by applicable law, a nominee or director who has served the maximum number of terms or sequential terms allowed in the governing documents may be disqualified.
10.1.5. The Board votes to consider the qualified candidates elected by acclamation at a duly noticed meeting. The meeting notice shall include an agenda item reflecting the name of each qualified candidate that will be seated by acclamation, if approved at the meeting.
30-5093-3 Community Rules Violation Panel and Appeal Procedure Authorized Resident (AR) Rules of Conduct, Procedure for Notification of Violation and Right to Hearing
1. DUE PROCESSPURPOSE
This rule constitutes Golden Rain Foundation’s (GRF) published policy of due process, as required by law, governing the Foundation’s enforcement policy. The purpose is to provide a clear and concise process for notification of all violations and the process of imposing fines for violations of the authorized residents (AR), such as parking and Rules of Conduct in accordance with the applicable sections which sets forth procedural requirements:
• § 5855 which sets forth procedural requirements
• § 4935 (b)
• § 5310 (a) (8)
• Corp. Code § 7341 § (c) (3)
2. 1. INTERNAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION (IDR) PROCESS FOR RESIDENT CONDUCT VIOLATIONSPROCEDURES
Alleged violations by a MEMBER, AUTHORIZED RESIDENT (AR), QUALIFIED PERMANENT RESIDENT (QPR), or VISITOR of any rule stated in the GOVERNING DOCUMENTS will be assessed in the following manner:The procedures for Notification of Violation, Appeal Hearing, Notification of Appeal Hearing and Results of Appeal Hearing will comply with Civil Code 5855 which sets forth procedural requirements.
1.1 Violations of Member Rules of Conduct, 30-5093-1, will be initially reviewed by the GRF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and/or the GRF PRESIDENT, who may choose to:
1.1.1 Issue a warning letter to the MEMBER stating the conditions in which the MEMBER will not be referred to the COMMUNITY RULES VIOLATION (CRV) PANEL; or
1.1.2 Refer the MEMBER and transmit all official information concerning the violation to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BOD) for final judgment;
1.1.3 Refer the MEMBER and transmit all official information concerning the violation for the CRV PANEL’s initial review.
2. INITIAL ACTIONS
2.1 The MEMBER OR QPR charged with the violation can pay the fine. The citation or violation notice letter will list the potential fines or sanctions.
2.2 If a violation is contested in writing to the CRV PANEL within ten (10) days of the issue date of the citation or letter, the assessment of any fines or penalties will be suspended until the appeals process is completed.
2.3 If the fine is not paid, nor a violation contested in writing within ten (10) days of the issue date of the citation or letter, the CRV PANEL will review the incident, make findings, and communicate its decision to the person charged with the violation.
3. INITIAL APPEAL
3.1 A MEMBER or QPR has the right to contest the “rules violation”:
3.1.1 Issued to them, or to a RENTER/LESSEE (R/L), or VISITOR who enters the community through the MEMBER or QPR’s authorization.
3.1.2 or issued to those who enter the community through the authorization of the R/L, or visitor associated with the MEMBER or QPR’s residential unit.
3.2 An initial appeals hearing will be scheduled for the next CRV PANEL meeting consistent with proper notification procedures. The appealing MEMBER or QPR may choose to attend the hearing in person or may submit a written statement concerning the rule violation notice to the CRV PANEL.
3.3 The MEMBER or QPR appealing the citation will be presented with a written notice at least ten (10) days prior to the hearing.
4. NOTICE OF HEARING
The written COMMUNITY RULES VIOLATION NOTICE (citation or letter) serves as written notice of the violation and hearing (Civ. Code §5855). The following items will be set forth in the written notice:
4.1 Description of violation, including time and location of violation and possible sanctions or monetary penalties;
4.2 The date, time, and place of the hearing;
4.3 A statement that the individual cited for a violation has a right to attend the hearing and present evidence. (Civ. Code §5855(b).); and
4.4 Notification that a “Failure to Respond” will result in the CRV PANEL assessing the alleged violation using only the evidence the panel holds at the time of the hearing.
5. THE COMMUNITY RULES VIOLATION PANEL
5.1 Three serving members of the GRF BOARD who currently do not sit as a chair of a GRF STANDING COMMITTEE will assess and rule on the merits of the violation complaint.
5.2 The three-member panel will be moderated by a GRF DIRECTOR appointed by the GRF President, or in that director’s absence, another GRF DIRECTOR designated by the GRF President.
5.3 The CRV PANEL moderator will not vote on the judgment except to break a tie caused by a panelist recusing himself or herself because of a CONFLICT OF INTEREST, or who otherwise declines to vote on the judgment. A minimum of two votes affirming a decision are needed to issue judgment against a MEMBER
6. CRV PANEL HEARING DEFENSE
6.1 A MEMBER or QPR cited for a violation has the right to examine any evidence relating to their citation prior to the scheduled date of their hearing before the CRV PANEL.
6.2 MEMBER or QPR appealing a CRV violation has the right to submit their defense in writing rather than, or in addition to, appearing before the CRV PANEL. (Corp. Code 95 §7341(c)(3).)
6.3.1 The CRV PANEL Session is a closed meeting. The MEMBER or QPR may request an open hearing.
Under the provisions of Civil Code Section 5910(f), the MEMBER or QPR can request in writing to be assisted by a lawyer, hired at their own expense. The hearing for the person requesting a lawyer’s assistance may be delayed for a month in order to schedule the GRF lawyer’s appearance
Upon written request at least ten (10) business days prior to the hearing, a MEMBER or QPR appealing a CRV violation notice may be accompanied by an interpreter. The request should specify the language required.
A MEMBER or QPR appealing a CRV violation notice can be accompanied by a single observer who cannot participate in the appellant’s defense beyond their stated role as observer or interpreter.
6.3.5 A MEMBER or QPR appealing a CRV violation notice can be accompanied and assisted during the hearing process by the MEMBER’s agent or attorney-in-fact whom the MEMBER or QPR has designated to serve as their representative in such disciplinary matters.
7.1 If, without prior notification to the CRV panel, the person who requested the appeal does not appear at the scheduled meeting or provide a written defense, the panel will assess the validity of the citation based upon the evidence or testimony the panel has received.
7.2 Notice of Decision
7.2.1 The CRV panel shall make “findings” to support the panel’s decision regarding the alleged violation. Findings may allow for issuing a warning letter; or upholding, amending, or vacating the citation.
7.2.2 Notice of the panel’s decision must be issued by first-class mail within 15 business days following the CRV PANEL’s decision (Civ. Code §5855(c); Corp. Code §7341(c)(2).) The letter of decision shall identify the violation by date and/or number, the panel’s findings, and the results of the hearing.
8. FINAL APPEAL
8.1 A person may appeal, in writing, the CRV PANEL’s decision to the GRF BOD. The BOD must receive the request for a final appeal within 25 days after the scheduled date of the initial appeal hearing.
8.1.1 The Appeals Panel of the GRF BOD will comprise a quorum of the BOD. The Appeals panel will be moderated by the GRF PRESIDENT.
8.1.2 A majority of the GRF BOD of Directors, or the majority of the quorum reviewing a case, shall be necessary to confirm the judgment of the CRV PANEL.
8.2 The BOD Appeals Hearing will be conducted with the procedure listed in sections 6 and 7 above.
8.3 BOD decision to uphold, alter, or waive any sanction will be final.
8.4 Notice of the BOD’s decision must be issued by first-class mail to the appealing MEMBER or QPR within 15 business days following their appeal hearing date.
9. FAILURE TO RESPOND
9.1 A failure to respond to a properly adjudicated VIOLATION OF COMMUNITY RULES judgment may be cited as an additional violation:
9.2 It is a failure to respond when a violator, who within 10 days from the date of the CRV violation, has not:
9.2.1 Paid the resulting fine;
9.2.2 Submitted a written request for any remaining appeal within the provisions of this rule;
9.3 It is also deemed a failure to respond when a MEMBER or QPR:
9.3.1 Has not paid any resulting fine; or requested a final appeal in writing to the BOD within 25 days after the CRV’s initial appeal hearing; or
9.3.2 Within 25 days after the BOD has issued a final decision on an appeal, has not paid the fine affirmed by the CRV PANEL.
9.4 A MEMBER or QPR deemed to have failed to respond will be issued a letter by first-class mail calling them to attend an additional hearing before the CRV PANEL.
9.5 A MEMBER or QPR cited for failure to respond will have the same capacity to respond to the CRV PANEL in person, or in writing, as outlined in Section 6 above. However, the MEMBER or QPR’s statements shall only address issues involved with their failure to respond.
9.6 The CRV PANEL shall assess the failure-to-respond charge using the same criteria as outlined in Section 7 above.
9.7 The CRV PANEL shall provide the non-responding MEMBER or QPR who has failed to respond with written notice of its decision within fifteen (15) days following the hearing.
9.8 Sanctions for Failure to Respond
The MEMBER or QPR who has completed the appeal processes within the procedures and time periods defined and has not paid any resulting fines shall be liable for additional sanctions.
9.8.1 The CRV PANEL, at its discretion, may determine to impose on the non-respondent an additional monetary fine, of no more than 50 percent of the unpaid fine at the time of the failure-to-respond hearing.
9.8.2 To avoid the imposition of these sanctions, all outstanding fines imposed by the CRV panel, and liable to be collected under the due process outlined above, must be paid within 25 days after the date of the CRV hearing on the MEMBER or QPR’s failure to respond.
9.8.3 If the non-respondent has not paid the total fines by that date, the CRV PANEL may issue an additional letter citing the MEMBER or QRV’s failure to respond, and the MEMBER or QPR may be subject to further penalties.
9.8.4 The judgment of the CRV PANEL concerning sanctions for failure to respond will be considered final.
The following schedule of fees is established by the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF).
1. FACILITIES AND AMENITIES (AMENITIES) FEE:
1.1. All GRF Members (owner & co-owner), Co-occupants and Qualified Permanent Residents are required to pay a one-time, non-refundable Amenities fee.
1.2. The Amenities fee for a GRF Member (owner & co-owner), Co-occupant and Qualified Permanent Resident(s) co-owner, represents a use fee for access and use of the Trust facilities, amenities, and participation in GRF activities.
1.3. Non-resident co-owners do not pay an Amenities fee and have no right to use any of the facilities or amenities except as a guest of a Member where allowed.
1.4. The Amenities fee is calculated as twenty-five (25) times the monthly GRF assessment and rounded up to the nearest dollar. The Amenities fee is reviewed annually and is implemented on January 1st of each year.
1.5. Existing GRF Member (owner & co-owner), Co-occupant non-owner(s) and Qualified Permanent Resident(s) may transfer from one unit to another without having to pay the Amenities fee again. They have thirty (30) days to complete the transfer.
1.5.1. If they relinquish their GRF membership for more than thirty (30) days, a new Amenities fee will need to be paid.
1.6. The Amenities fee shall be allocated as follows:
1.6.1. Fifty percent (50%) into the GRF Capital Improvement Fund.
1.6.2. Fifty percent (50%) into the GRF Reserve Fund.
2. PAYMENT OF AMENITIES FEE:
2.1. New Members are encouraged to pay the Amenities fee in full at the close of the purchase escrow. By California statute, GRF has established a finance plan to pay the Amenities fee over a seven-year period for those Members who wish to finance the fee.
2.2. Members who opt to finance the payment of their Amenities fee must complete a Promissory Installment Note and agree to the terms of the Note.
2.2.1. If a Member opts to finance the Amenities fee, the Member shall pay a one-time upfront payment of twenty-five percent (25%) of the total Amenities fee at the close of Escrow and make seven (7) equal annual installment payments of the remaining balance. Each annual payment will be due and payable on the anniversary of the date of purchase until the principal amount, including the finance charge, is paid in full.
2.2.2. The annual finance charge on matured, unpaid amounts shall be one percent (1%) per month (APR of 12%) paid annually on the outstanding balance.
2.2.3. In the event that a unit changes ownership before the Amenities fee is paid in full, the balance due must be paid before transfer is complete.
2.2.4. All co-occupant non-owners and qualified permanent residents must pay the Amenities fee in advance without an option to finance.
3. MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE AND MUTUAL STOCK CERTIFICATE PROCESSING FEE:
3.1. GRF shall issue one membership certificate per unit.
3.2. GRF shall issue one stock certificate per unit in Mutuals 1-12 and 14-16. They may contain one or more names.
3.3. . To cover the cost of preparing, recording and/or replacing either or both certificates, a certificate processing fee of two hundred fifty three hundred dollars ($300250) will be charged in advance each time any of the certificates are changed or altered.
3.4. The certificate processing fee will be waived when a Member elects to remove a deceased co-owner from the title and have new certificates issued. The fee will be waived only within one (1) year of the owner’s death and will not be waived for other transfer requests such as the replacement of lost certificates, or the addition or removal of Member owners or non-resident co-owner(s).
4. TRANSFER FEE – IN ESCROW:
The seller of a Mutual share of stock shall pay a transfer fee of five hundred six hundred dollars ($600500) to cover the cost of transferring ownership(s).
5. PROCESSING FEE
Co-Occupant and Qualified Permanent Resident shall be charged a processing fee of one hundred and twenty dollars ($120100) to cover the set up and processing costs.
6. MUTUAL CORPORATION FEES
Each Mutual represents a fully independent corporation and as such may establish fees applicable to the Mutual. GRF operates as the management company for the Mutuals and will, as part of its duties, apply and collect Mutual Fees in accordance with established Mutual policies/rules.
7. STOCK TRANSFER LEGAL REVIEW OF TRUST FEES
7.1. Upon a requested transfer of stock ownership by a Trust, either by the sale of a unit or an in-house ownership transfer, Probate Code §18100.5 delegates to the GRF the right to request the current acting trustee or successor trustee to provide either a certification of trust, or a copy of the trust. The following procedures will be is implemented.
7.1.1. Any trustee or successor trustee seeking to transfer the ownership of a mutual unit, either by the sale of the unit through escrow or an in-house ownership transfer, will be required to provide the Stock Transfer Office a Certification of Trust, or, a copy of the Trust document for the GRF attorney to review prior to any completed transfer of ownership.
7.1.2. The Stock Transfer Office shall not proceed with any sale or transfer of ownership via a trust document prior to the GRF attorney reviewing the trust and providing in writing a letter of release allowing the Stock Transfer Office to proceed.
7.1.3. In an effort Tto offset the cost of the required GRF attorney review, there shall be assessed to the trustee or successor trustee, a fee of one hundred twenty-five fifty dollars ($150125) representing the attorney’s fee and GRF’s pro-rated staff time, to be collected at the time of the trust review.
8. LESSEE ANNUAL AMENITIES FEE FOR ALL MUTUAL 17 LEASES INITIALLY DATED PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2021 AND SUBSEQUENT RENEWALS.
8.1. The GRF annual Lessee Amenities fee is a required use fee for access to the Trust facilities, amenities, and participation in GRF activities. The Lessee fee is calculated at twenty-five percent (25%) of the GRF annual assessment rounded up to the nearest dollar for each occupant.
8.2. The required annual Lessee Amenities fee payment is due and payable in full on the date of the lease agreement. No monthly payments can be made.
8.3. If delinquent, the current (before January 1, 2021) Mutual 17 Lessee, shall pay damages to reimburse GRF for its expense and overhead in collecting the payment as follows:
8.3.1. A twenty-five dollar ($25) late fee, and
8.3.2. Interest at one percent (1%) per month (APR of 12%) from the original date due until the date the full payment is received.
8.4. In addition to late fees, for each check from a Lessee that a bank returns for any reason, the Lessee must pay a twenty-five dollar ($25) returned check fee, and all bank charges assessed against the association.
8.5. If a Lessee becomes more than ninety (90) days delinquent, the Lessee will receive a 30-day notice of GRF’s intent to suspend the right to use GRF amenities and Trust facilities, including driving privileges upon GRF Trust streets. GRF may also refer the Lessee account to an attorney or collection agency for appropriate action. All fees incurred by an attorney or collection agency to recover the delinquent amounts will be assessed to the Lessee.
8.6. GRF reserves the right to collect the delinquent account for the Amenities fee from Lessor.
8.7. Lessee Amenities fees shall be allocated as stated in Section 1.7.
9. The fee for verifying Powers of Attorney and Court Orders will be seventy-five ninety dollars ($9075) per document, per review.
10. The fee for additional Leisure World maps will be one dollar ($1) per map (shareholders excluded).
11. All Fees are subject to annual review and are subject to change.
20232 STOCK TRANSFER OFFICE SCHEDULE OF FEES
GRF Amenities/Co-Occupant Fees
Member Amenities Fee
$4,301 40-5061-2 Fees
Co-Occupant Amenities Fee
$4,301 40-5061-2 Fees
1 co-occupant per unit only.
Co-Occupant Setup Fee
$100 $120 40-5061-2 Fees
Transfers of Stock
Certificate Preparation Fee
$250 $300 40-5061-2 Fees
Adding or deleting an owner or replacing lost certificates.
Membership Transfer Inspection Fee
$250 to $750 Policy 7545/Rules
Fee varies from Mutual to Mutual.
Legal Review of Certification of Trust Fee
$125 $150 40-5061-2 Fees
Fee represents attorney’s fee and GRF pro-rated staff time and is collected at time of request.
Legal Review of Powers of Attorney and Court Orders Fee (if necessary)
$75 $90 40-5061-2 Fees
Fee represents attorney’s fee and GRF pro-rated staff time and is collected at transfer.
Mutual Two, Three, Five, Six, Nine, Ten, Eleven,
$500 to $750 Board Resolution
Fourteen & Fifteen Buyer Premium Fee
Escrow Transfer Fee
$500 $600 40-5061-2 Fees
Escrow Inspection Processing Fee
$500 to $1,500 Policy 7525
Also known as Withdraw Inspection Process Fee. Fee varies from Mutual to Mutual.
Escape Tax Withholding Deposit
$3,000 – $5,000 Policy 7709.1/Rules
Fee varies from Mutual to Mutual. Deposit refunded after release from O. C. Tax Assessor.
Inspection Withholding Deposit
$6,500 to $10,000 Policy 7530/Rules
Also known as Repair Deposit. Deposit varies by Mutual and is refunded 6-8 weeks after close of escrow.
Legal Review of Certification of Trust Fee
$125 $150 40-5061-2 Fees
Fee represents attorney’s fee and GRF pro-rated staff time and is collected at time of request.
Legal Review of Powers of Attorney and Court Orders Fee (if necessary)
$75 $90 40-5061-2 Fees
Fee represents attorney’s fee and GRF pro-rated staff time and is collected at escrow.
Mutual Two, Three, Five, Six, Nine, Ten, Eleven,
$500 to $750 Board Resolution
Fourteen & Fifteen Buyer Premium Fee
ID Cards, Maps and Passes
Replace Lost ID Card – 1st loss
$20 40-1201-2 Fees
Subsequent replacement ID Card within 24 mos.
$50 40-1201-2 Fees
Replace Realtor’s Pass – 1st loss
$50 each 40-5580-2 Entry Passes – Fees
Replace Realtor’s Pass – 2nd loss
$75 each 40-5580-2 Entry Passes – Fees
Purchase Map for Non-Shareholders
$1 each 40-5061-2 Fees
Replace Caregiver Pass
$20 40-5580-2 Entry Passes – Fees
Renter/Lessee 40-3182-2 Fees
ID Card Not Surrendered
$500 40-1201-2 Fees
Rental/Lessee Fine, Fees and Deposits
Rental/Lessee Policies and Rules varies per Mutual
One policy for tentative vote to adopt:
Use of Community Facilities, Dumpsters at 1.8 Acres – Rules
These rules apply to the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) dumpsters located in the area known as the 1.8 acres and to GRF Authorized Residents, caregivers, visitors, and business operators
The Physical Property Department (PPD) is authorized to verify the status of any user and may enlist the Security Department and/or other agencies to enforce these rules.
The purpose of these rules is to properly manage the use of the dumpsters located at the area known as the 1.8 acres.
2. GENERAL REGULATIONS
The PPD is responsible for the fair and equitable use of the dumpsters located in the area also known as the 1.8 acres. The PPD will also be responsible to ensure that all the conditions of these rules are followed.
2.1. The dumpsters are for the use of GRF Authorized Residents. They may be required to show their GRF ID to an attendant prior to using the dumpsters.
2.2. Authorized Residents must be present when items from their residences are deposited in the dumpsters, but an authorizing document, such as the GRF ID of the related Authorized Resident, may be presented instead by a representative of the Authorized Resident.
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, Contractors, and visitors and will be held responsible for any fees, fines or disciplinary consequences incurred by them. See Policy 30-5093-1, Authorized Resident Rules of Conduct.
2.4. Only items originating within Leisure World may be placed in the dumpsters.
2.5. For safety and liability concerns, entering a dumpster is not allowed except as may be required to deposit an item. Entering a dumpster to remove an item is forbidden. Large signs noting this rule may be displayed near the dumpsters.
2.6. In general, except for contractors employed by the Mutual remediating termite/dry rot issues, business operators doing work within Leisure World may not deposit the remnants of their business operations in the dumpsters.
2.7. No items may be placed outside of any dumpster. If all dumpsters are full, items must be returned at a time when space in a dumpster is available.
2.8. Cardboard items must be broken down and deposited in the dumpster identified for cardboard items.
2.9. Metal items must be deposited in the dumpster identified for metal items.
2.10. Reusable household items, especially large furniture items, may be recycled by taking them to a nearby thrift store or by calling such a store or a junk hauler for a pickup at the residence.
3. HOURS OF OPERATION
9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday
religion, pages 12-14
Congregation Sholom will hold services on Friday, Oct. 7, with Rabbi Eric Dangott at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Rabbi Dangott will also lead hybrid services on Saturday, Oct. 8, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom at 10 a.m.
This Saturday’s Torah portion is Ha’azinu from the book of Deuteronomy. In Ha’azinu (Listen), Moses recites a poem praising God and criticizing the sins of the Israelites. He describes the misfortunes that the Israelites will face and the damage God will ultimately wreak on their oppressors. The portion ends as God commands Moses to ascend Mount Nebo, where he is to die.
Hybrid services for Sukkot will take place on Monday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. and will be conducted by Rabbi Mike Mymon.
To receive a Zoom invitation to any of the services, contact Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.
Congregation Sholom has served Leisure World since 1962. It offers a traditional Jewish service in person and on Zoom.
Congregation Sholom will enjoy pizza after its Saturday, Oct. 15, service in the sukkah outside of Clubhouse 3.
Those who want to become a member of Congregation Sholom should call Howard Brass at (714) 396-0121.
Redeemer Lutheran will continue its Scripture and worship services on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 10:30 a.m. The church will continue the series on expressing faith, by encouraging people to “be faithful in thanksgiving.”
Residents are invited to reflect, join the celebration and share Scripture and Communion from the Great Thanksgiving in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, next to the pool and across from the Administration building, where ample parking is provided.
The ushers will greet people at the door, and the organist and choir will lift spirits in hymns of praise.
As part of the church’s ongoing service to the community, people are invited to bring a few cans of non-perishable food to distribute to neighbors in need.
For more information about the work of the church, call (562) 598-8697.
Community Church celebrates 60 years in Leisure World Oct. 9
Community Church will celebrate its 60th anniversary in the Leisure World Community. While reflecting upon the sacrifices of those who went before the current congregation and built the amazing facility that the church gathers in today, Community Church also looks forward to what the next 60 years will hold. The church looks forward to doing the hard work to be a blessing to those who will come after.
Those who are new to Leisure World and are looking for a faith community are invited to join Community Church this Sunday, Oct. 9, at 9:50 a.m. for a day of celebration. All are welcome here.
LW Community Church is especially pleased to offer an air-conditioned space with viral air filtration. Entrances to the church may be found both at the front of the church and by the pedestrian gate between the church and the shops. The church no longer requires proof of vaccination in the sanctuary; masking is optional. Community Church also offers virtual worship on Zoom and Facebook.
Those who are in need without another way to address it may call the church office to leave `a message at (562) 431-2503.
Faith Christian Assembly
Jude 1:20-21 says, “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life” (NKJV).
Jude instructs believers to, “keep yourselves in the love of God.” Believers are to engage their own efforts as if this depends on them, knowing full well that it is God’s grace “who works in us” (Philippians 2:13).How is this accomplished? In verse 20, believers are instructed, to “build yourselves up on your most holy faith.” Believers must establish their faith the through doctrines that have been laid out in the Bible.
What Christians believe about truth as it is revealed in God’s Word is important. Faith Christian Assembly’s weekly Bible study on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. studies truth each week. Because the passage in Philippians reminds believers that they are responsible for their spiritual state, there is much at stake in how people respond to the love of God.
St. Augustine of Hippo said, “Two loves make two cities; the love of God makes Jerusalem, the love of the world, Babylon; therefore, let every man but examine himself, what he loves, and he shall see in what state he is, and to what city he belongs.”
“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways and to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,” Deuteronomy 10:12, (NKJV).
Faith Christian Assembly’s Sunday service times are 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with the pre-service prayer at 5 p.m. The church is located at 13820 Seal Beach Blvd.
To receive a copy of the church’s free monthly newsletter or to receive more information on the church, contact the office during business hours Tuesday through Friday by calling (562) 598-9010 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sa Yong Chi (second to left), an elder at LW Korean Community Church (LWKCC) and president of the Korean-American Senior Association of Orange County, held an event to help the senior community in Orange County for Chu-Suk, a Korean tradition Thanksgiving. There were many donations made for the event, including LWKCC’s $1,000 donation. Congresswoman Michelle Steel also participated in the event. Pictured with Steel shows Elder Hee Yun Kim (l-r), Sa Yong Chi, chairman of CJ America Hyun Soo Shin, and Rev. Dr. Jang Young Yong, senior pastor of LWKCC.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 9 a.m. This is followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays.
Relief Society and Elders Quorum meetings are on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour.
Members who are unable to attend Sacrament services in person can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at (562) 212-8681.
The course of study is the Old Testament. Personal reading should be those chapters in Jeremiah not covered in this study. The study for the week of Oct.10-16 covers the book of Jeremiah, Chapters 1-3, 7, 16-18 and 20.
The LW Baptist service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. It will focus on the amazing overtures of God’s longsuffering love. Paul writes of meeting Jesus and the peace and assurance of eternal life. The theme song for this service is “It Took a Miracle.”
The Women’s Bible Study will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The Energizers group will meet on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, to study God’s forgiveness in Psalm 32.
Call (562) 430-8598 for more information.
Assembly of God
Service/Gathering Times: Sunday morning at 10:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; Wednesday morning Bible study at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; the Hymn Sing is held on the fourth Sunday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.
Sermon for this week: Pastor Chuck Franco leads the congregation to further discover “What is Truth?” with the next sermon in the series, “The Fall of Man.” The wonderful act of God’s creation of humans for intimate relationship with himself is marred by sin, creating separation and introducing deception, shame and blame into what had been a perfect state. What a hopeless situation that would have been, had God not provided a way for people to be redeemed. And that is the end of every story of which God is the author:hHope.
Bible Study:“Whisper,” by Mark Batterson, continues to call followers of Christ to listen for God’s voice. Leisure World residents and friends are invited to join the Bible study group, where participants are encouraged by the discussion and question-and-answer session that follows the brief video teaching segment. When so many voices demand one’s attention, it is vital to be able to recognize the voice of God.
Contact: More information can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com.
Those who would like prayer, personal contact from a pastor or a DVD of the Sunday morning sermon can contact pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling (562) 357-4360 or emailing email@example.com. Carolyn van Aalst is also available to receive prayer requests at (562) 343-8424.
Pastor Chuck’s sermons can be accessed on the Faithlife app under “Leisure World Assembly of God,” where people can also give online.
First Christian Church
First Christian Church teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors.
People are welcome to worship and explore God’s word together “that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine” (Romans 1:12).
Message from the Pastor
“Thus, the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done” (Genesis 2:1-2).
After the sixth day of creating the heavens and the earth, God saw that it was very good. The Bible says that “He rested on the seventh day.” Was God worn out? Was he so exhausted from his six days of speaking his creation into existence that he had to rest? Most likely that is not the case, but more likely that with regard to his marvelous creation work, it was complete. “It is finished.”
This statement by the almighty God brings to mind another time in Scripture when God said his work is finished. During Christ’s crucifixion in the Gospel of John 19:3 it reads “So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, ‘it is finished.’ And bowing his head, he gave up his spirit.”
Christ came to the Earth to fulfill countless Old Testament scriptures indicating that Christ was the sacrificial lamb and that whosoever believes in him would have all their sins forgiven or wiped out. The penalty for sin was finished right there on the cross. Then, three days later he rose from the dead bringing victory over the bondage of sin. The free gift of salvation.
Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This week, the First Christian Choir will sing a hymn written by congregant Walt Trent titled “We Praise You.”
Saturday services are more contemporary with Gregory Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment. The Saturday service is held from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Melli Herrera leads the new women’s Bible study on Mondays from 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Pastor Gary Whitlach leads the Bible study held on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday’s Bible study, led by Elder Jack Frost, is held from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Friday’s prayer and Bible study is from 6-7 p.m.
Scripture of the Week
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NASB).
First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. For information, call (562) 431-8810 and leave a message. The call will be returned at the earliest possible time.
Buddha Circle will meet on Saturday, Nov. 5, with Ven. Kusala in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9:30-11 a.m.
Donations are welcome and will support Kusala in his teachings. For more information, go to www.urbandharma.org or call (714) 468-6887.
Beit HaLev has postponed all future meetings.
There will be an announcement in the LW Weekly when services return.
Community, pages 21-23
SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv.
Thursday, Oct. 6
4 pm Korean Community Church
4:40 pm Kennedy Space Center/ LW Lapidary Club
5 pm Duck Pond Reunion
5:50pm LW Radio Club
6 pm Life and Times in SB:
The Lawhead Brothers
6:30 pm Velvetones or America’s
7 pm Studio Cafe
7:30 pm McGaugh Go West 2022
9 pm SB City Limits:
10 pm TLR Experience:
the Eagles Tribute
11:50pm Cruise Alaska
Friday, Oct. 7
4 pm Korean Nights
5 pm Napa Wine Train
5:30 pm. Head Master or Aliens Walk Among Us
6 pm Korean Community Church
7 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts
8 pm Studio Cafe
8:30 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:
Stone Soul Motown
10:10 pm Neil Diamond Tribute 11:40 pm Velvetones
Saturday, Oct. 8
4 pm Mystery at the Theater
4:30pm The Bug Guy
5 pm Jazz Holiday Concert
with Hank Barto
6:16 pm Cruise Alaska or LW
6:30 pm Studio Cafe
7 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts
8 pm LAUSD
Sunday, Oct. 9
4 pm Seal Beach Planning Committee Meeting Replay
5 pm Napa Wine Train
5:15 pm Kennedy Space Center
5:30 pm LW Radio Club
5:40 pm Cruise Alaska or LW
6 pm America’s Oldest City
6:15 pm Korean Community Church
7 pm McGaugh Goes West 2022
7:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
8 pm Studio Cafe
9 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:
10:35 pm Korean Nights
11:50 pm Napa Wine Train
Monday, Oct. 10
4 pm Jazz Holiday Concert
with Hank Barto
5:30 pm Korean Community Church
6:30 pm Studio Cafe
7 pm Seal Beach City Council Meeting: LIVE
8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:
9 pm TLR Experience:
the Eagles Tribute
10:50 pm Duck Pond Reunion
11:30 pm The Bug Guy
Tuesday, Oct. 11
4 pm Aliens Walk Among Us
4:30 pm Mystery at the Theater
5 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:
Hail to the King
7 pm Neil Diamond Tribute
8:30 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:
Stone Soul Motown
10 pm Ronstadt Revival
11:40 pm LW Car Show
Wednesday, Oct. 5
4 pm Life and Times in SB:
5 pm LW FALW Picnic 2022
6 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:
Live and Let Die,
7:40 pm The Velvetones
8:30 pm McGaugh Go West
9 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:
Stone Soul Motown
Two organizations receive $20,000 grants to help serve residents
The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) recently awarded $20,000 grants to Alzheimer’s Orange County (AlzOC) and the Council On Aging Orange County (COAOC) to help residents in need.
Many people living in Leisure World are impacted by memory loss and other forms of cognitive decline. Some of these individuals are living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia. These chronic conditions often result in social, emotional and financial challenges that impact individuals, family, neighbors, and communities.
With a $20,000 grant from the GAF, Alzheimer’s Orange County can bring more services to LW this fall.
Making a Difference
for 40 Years
In 1982, a small group of women that knew the challenges of dementia required special help. Unified by their shared experiences of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and a common goal to bring relief and support to others like them, they founded the nonprofit that would become AlzOC.
AlzOC is an experienced partner that walks hand in hand with Orange County residents to help navigate the journey of memory loss and cognitive decline. Its helpline is staffed by dementia care specialists who provide personal guidance and assistance suited to each person’s needs. Their support groups bring people together to connect, share and find solutions. AlzOC offers free classes that empower and provide support for caregivers from the early stages all the way through to bereavement.
The $20,000 grant from GAF enables AlzOC to begin offering in-person care consultation, community education and support groups this fall. Its newest initiative, pioneering a community-based dementia care navigation service in LW, is funded primarily by a federal grant. The implementation of this novel, evidence-based program is projected to begin in early 2023. These services along with many others have transformed AlzOC into a multifaceted, independent nonprofit that supports over 30,000 people in Orange County annually.
Anyone can work on reducing their risk of cognitive decline. Getting quality sleep, maintaining a healthy diet, and staying physically and socially active are a few important ways to keep your mind fit.
Action is Crucial
AlzOC’s life-changing services go beyond just Alzheimer’s. Its expertise and services support those affected by Alzheimer’s and other related dementias, promote brain health for all and are aimed at cultivating healthy aging. The earlier a person seeks support, the sooner AlzOC can help. For more information, call (844) 373-4400 to speak to a dementia care specialist or visit www.alzoc.org.
The GAF has served the community for over 49 years as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The organization provides free services to residents. It also sponsors other nonprofit organizations, including AlzOC and COAOC.
In order to continue to support the community, the GAF relys on donations from individual shareholders, groups and organizations. Those who want to help support its programs via donation can send a check to: Golden Age Foundation P.O. Box 2369 Seal Beach, California 90740. The tax ID is 23-7273105.
For more information about the GAF, call (562) 431-9589. or visit the website at www.GoldenAgefdn.org
Advice for a healthy, strong body
Dr. Nora Oakley, who is a chiropractor at the Optum Health Care Center will speak at the Sunshine Club’s meeting on Friday, Nov. 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m.
Oakley has been practicing over 30 years. She grew up in Seal Beach, had her private practice in town for over 25 years and practices in the Health Care Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She also provides care in her mobile office for those who live outside Leisure World. Her practice has focused on seniors throughout the last 25 years.
Oakley’s lecture will include tips she has collected in her 30 plus year practice that encourage strengthening spinal musculature, decreasing pain and increasing mobility. She will explain the importance of feet, knees, hips and the spine for a healthy life. Oakley will recommend daily activities people can do at home and also demonstrate the importance of the arches of your feet.
All residents are welcome to join this meeting. Sunshine Club requires no membership fees, but donations are welcome. There will be light refreshments served at the meeting.
The Sunshine Club will host four speakers including Oakley on Oct. 7; GRF Member Resources and Liaison Roberta Ashart will be the speakers on Oct. 14; Patty Barnett Mouton on Oct. 21; and retired CHP Officer Farris Hamid on Oct. 28.
The topic of each guest speaker’s presentation will be announced beforehand with details of meeting announcement and more information.
For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
In observance of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the Schmooze Club will not meet on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Unless otherwise publicized, regular meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, from 10-11:30 a.m.
Throughout the year, the Schmooze Club will present a variety of programs of Jewish and general interest. All LW residents and guests are welcome to attend.
The Schmooze Club’s next program on Tuesday, Nov. 8, will feature comedian Mike Preminger for a delightful morning of laughs, refreshments and “schmoozing” (socializing).
“There are no dues to schmooze,” however, donations are gratefully accepted.
For more information about the club, call Darlene Rose at (562) 347-8088.
Retired Teachers Division 56
Any retired teacher in Leisure World is invited to join others on Friday, Oct. 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, at noon.
In addition to a complimentary lunch, the group will discuss H.R.82 and WEP/GPO. As always, social updates will be shared.
For more information, call Anne Stone at (714) 600-6956.
–Beverly Lloyd, president
Senior Peace Club
Forum for city council candidates is today
The Senior Peace Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. There will be a forum for the candidates running to represent Leisure World on the Seal Beach City Council.
All four of the Seal Beach City Council candidates— Marianne Klinger, Michael McGrorty, Jonathon Rich and Nathan Steele—have been invited to speak on issues of concern. The issues include the integrity of the voting system, climate change’s impact on Seal Beach, the role of government, book banning and library cuts. There will be a question-and-answer period after all the candidates speak, plus time at the end of the meeting to speak personally with the candidates and pick up campaign literature and signs.
The club decided to host this meeting because it seems more difficult to obtain good information on local elections. The club’s board felt this would be of interest to residents since the board members themselves were eager to find out more information about the candidates.
All residents are welcome. Call Pat Kruger at (562) 357-4040 for more information.
Lewis Parker of Mutual 10 continued his 100th birthday celebration by receiving 57 birthday cards in the mail from his online friends at GetSetUp. The cards came from all over the United States and Canada, as well as India, Taiwan and Israel. A group of Canadian fourth graders also got involved and made their own cards to celebrate Lewis’s centennial. GetSetUp (https://www.getsetup.io/) is an online community of people who want to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences.
by Mary Larson
LW Democrats are looking forward to having Michele Bell as their guest speaker on Oct. 25. Bell is currently running for election as an OC Superior Court judge. She has dedicated 14 years of her career to public service. During that time, she has tried dozens of jury trials and has earned the respect of judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. She has also received a “well qualified” rating from the Orange County Bar Association.
Club members recently learned opponents of school board candidates Diana Hill and Marlys Davidson have reportedly said they will begin another recall effort if the two incumbents win in November.
LW voters deserve to feel confident that they are receiving accurate information concerning candidates and propositions that will appear on their ballots.
The Democratic Party does not believe that the government should pay for abortions on demand until birth. However, the party supports ballot Proposition No. 1, an amendment to the California Constitution. This measure would bar the state from denying or interfering with a person’s right to choose an abortion and contraceptives. It does not address funding.
Congresswoman Katie Porter, who is running for re-election in LW’s District 47, is working at the national level to protect and expand access to reproductive health care. Harmful changes to the Title X family planning program,which withheld federal resources from health care clinics providing abortion referrals and services, have been reversed due to her advocacy.
President Joe Biden’s March 9 executive order is not designed to spy on U.S. citizens. It is designed to protect national and global financial stability and mitigate systemic risk.
Democratic Party support of bail reform does not mean it wants violent criminals to walk free. The California party supports fairness for the accused and rehabilitation of offenders. This includes the establishment of a non-partisan commission that is mandated to review sentencing laws.
Attorney General Rob Bonta is running for re-election. He believes that there needs to be more safety and fairness in the justice system.
The LW Democratic Club encourages potential voters who want more information to Google each individual candidate’s website and/or the CADEM 2022 platform.
This month, the Democratic Hospitality and Information booth will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the parking lot outside Clubhouse 6. Information about the election, as well as club membership, will be available.
Democrats and supporters can also subscribe to the Democratic Club’s newsletter for more detailed information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (562) 296-8521. People are asked to include their full name, address, phone number, as well as their party affiliation.
The Leisure World Republican club endorses the following candidates:
• Governor: Brian Dahle
• Lieutenant Governor: Angela E. Underwood Jacobs
• Secretary of State: Rob Bernosky
• State Controller: Lanhee Chen
• State Treasurer: Jack M. Guerrero
• State Attorney General: Nathan Hochman
• State Insurance Commissioner: Robert Howell
• United States Senate (Partial/Unexpired Term): Mark Meuser
• Superior Court Judge Seat 11: Andrew Do
• State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Lance Christensen
• Scott Baugh for United States Congress
• Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen for California State Senate
• Diane Dixon for California State Assembly
• Nathan Steele for Seal Beach City Council
• Rona Goldberg for Los Alamitos Unified School District Board Member
The LW Republican Club book of the month for October is “10 Books Every Conservative Should Read” by Benjamin Wiker.
The 10 books are:
• “Politics,” by Aristotle.
• “The Federalist,” by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.
• “The Anti-Federalist Democracy in America,” by Alexis Tocqueville.
• “Reflections on the Revolution in France,” by Edmund Burke.
• “The Science of Politics,” by Eric Voegelin.
• “Orthodoxy,” by G.K. Chesterton.
• “The Servile State,” by Hilaire Belloc.
• “The Road to Serfdom,” by Friedrich Hayek.
• “The Abolition of Man,” by C.S. Lewis.
The author provides a succinct summary of each book, thus allowing readers to decide for themselves which books are most worthy of further consideration. In doing so, the author provides an informative overview of what it means to be a conservative.
Last month’s book selection was “Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt,” by Arthur C. Brooks, economist and president of the American Enterprise Institute .
The LW Republican Club’s information and hospitality booth will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. this month. People are welcome to stop by and pick up a voting guide.
Volunteers at the booth can also help clarify misleading information about issues, proposition and candidates. Voters are concerned about the economy, inflation and the prospect of a recession. These issues are especially important for LW residents who live on a fixed income.
Republicans have traditionally been the party of fiscal conservatism and promoting small business and nonprofit agencies to offset the need for bigger government.
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Felisa Mones Tabora
Felisa Mones Tabora was born on May 1, 1942, in Pangasinan, Philippines. She grew up in a small village, and despite her modest upbringing she had nothing but fond memories of her childhood and her roots. She migrated to the United States at the age of 19, moving to Los Angeles where she met and fell in love with Antonio Tabora, who would eventually become her husband of more than 56 years.
Felisa was proof that angels exist. She had the warmest smile, the softest hug, and carried with her an air of peace and calm. Her favorite movie was Pretty Woman. Her favorite song was “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers. Her favorite hobbies were cutting fruit, gardening, rooting for the Dodgers and the Lakers, making her famous zucchini bread, going on cruises, collecting rosaries, and voting. As a proud American, she loved the national anthem, and she voted in every election. And her faith was second to none. The chances are likely that if she wasn’t talking, she was praying.
At family parties you would typically find her in the kitchen cooking and cleaning. Her life was built on taking care of others. As a file clerk for an insurance company, she took great pride in her work, and she did her job well.
Felisa’s life was full of hard work, so it was appropriate that her retirement was filled with fun and travel. She and her husband Tony moved to Leisure World in 2006 and quickly joined the Filipino Club and had a huge community of friends and events to attend. She was also a volunteer at Holy Family Church, and enjoyed going to workout classes at Clubhouse 6.
She lived her life with grace, faith, humility, kindness, and love. Felisa passed away peacefully on Aug. 24, and is survived by five daughters who loved her and were by her side until her final days, three grandsons who cherished her, and a sister whom she adored that was also her best friend.
Emily Moubassaly passed away on Sept. 17 at the age of 98. She was born in Lebanon, moving to America in 1987 to be closer to her sons. She lived in Leisure World Seal Beach for over 20 years.
Emily enjoyed reading as well as knitting, crocheting and needlepoint. She was also an excellent bridge player and member of the LW Women’s Club.
She is survived by her two sons, Samir (Pam) and Munir (Elizabeth); her grandchildren, Robert (Katherine), Alexander, Nicholas and Catherine, as well as her two great-grandchildren, Lexi and Nicholas.
Emily was a sweet, caring lady who will be greatly missed.
Carlos Barrios 71
James Sterner 89
Bruce Arbuckle 63
Gilda Salas 85
Sandra Weiss 79
Troy Lowe 61
Felicia Jones 63
Robert Wrynn 61
Joanne Herbert 64
Families assisted by
Pancake breakfast is back
After three years, the American Legion Pancake Breakfast is back. The men will flip pancakes on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Clubhouse 2. The kitchen will be open from 8-10:30 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase for $7 at the door in advance by calling Lee Esslinger at (562) 430-2891. This year there will be pancakes or biscuit and gravy with sausage and scrambled eggs, as well as orange juice and a bottomless cup of coffee. Former Y Service Club members will help. People can call Esslinger to request a job as well as the time they are available.
Fantastic Cafe on Westminster Blvd. is once again donating the food, and the Navy Seabees will be helping out in the dining hall. All residents are invited to enjoy a great breakfast. For more information, call Esslinger at (562) 430-2891.
The Nikkei Club will meet on Saturday, Oct. 15 at noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
The guest speaker will be Carla Iabrra, who is a healthcare specialist. She will discuss the many changes for up coming year for senior insurances. Iabrra will provide light lunches for those attending. Club members will be contacted to RSVP.
This meeting is open for all LW residents.
Call Michie Kimura to RSVP or for more information at (714) 317-1102.
LW resident Dr. Shirley Naret, (r) recently attended Dr. Ardel Avelino’s installation into Long Beach City College’s Hall of Fame. Avelino is one of Naret’s former registered nursing students. She is very proud of his accomplishments.
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Renegades edge Ball Busters out of first place
On Sept. 26 in Clubhouse 1 and Clubhouse 2, the Leisure World Pool League played its third round.
The 3 Amigos edged Hard to Handle seven games to six. Sal LaScala and Roy Mittlestead, of the 3 Amigos, each won five games, including both their singles matches. Bob Barnum won five games for Hard to Handle.
The Bank Bandits 8-5 win over Right on Cue was a team effort, with Dave Silva winning five games and teammates Dave Mackinder and Connie Adkins winning four games each.
George Gordon led Rockin’ Rolling to a narrow 7-6 win over the Ball Busters, with five wins. Zelma Berkenkamp won both her singles matches for the Ball Busters. This knocked the Ball Busters out of first place, but they only trail the Renegades by two games.
The Rustlers beat Crack Shots 9-4. Gary Snow won six of his seven games and teammate Rusty Aquino won five. The Rustlers only trail the Renegades by one game.
The Renegades defeated Any Hole Counts 8-5 to lead the league with a 26 and 13 record. It was a team effort for the Renegades with Ren Villenueva and Steve Mitchell winning five and John Burns winning four doubles matches.
On Oct. 5, Steve Edrich and Dave Silva demonstrated pool games like straight pool and one-pocket. Those two games, in addition to 8-ball and 9-ball, will be played in the Poolathon, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.
Bocce Ball: Report from the Court
While the team anxiously awaits the outcome of the summer league—scheduled to be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9 a.m.—new plans are brewing for the remainder of 2022 and beyond.
The new winter league will begin in early 2023. The sign-up date for winter league will be decided by the new board of directors for the 2022-23 bocce year. All players, both current and new, will need to sign up for 2023 bocce play. Those who pay their $5 fee at the sign-up meeting will have priority choice of the day they want to play. Players will be notified of sign-up day through LW Weekly and a posting at the bocce ball court.
In November and December, there will be a series of informal round robin games on one weekend per month. Sign up for round robin play will take place at the court and teams will be categorized as advanced, intermediate and beginner. Those who sign up for round robin play will only play others in their own division. More information will be posted in LW Weekly after the conclusion of the 2022 summer season.
Here is the schedule for the Bocce Ball Summer League Championship which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8:
9 a.m. Saturday team vs. Sunday team
9:45 a.m. Tuesday team vs. Thursday team
10:30 a.m. Final championship match
11:15 a.m. Award ceremony
11:30 a.m. Official vote for club officers
Noon Pizza party
Despite unusually warm fall temperatures, a record 50 women golfers came to play in the tournament competition on Sept. 27. Four women chipped the golf ball from the fairway directly into the hole.
The flight winners were:
Flight A—Low Gross: Karen Mendon, 27; Low Net: Ann Tran, 24; Chip-ins: Jassca Choi, hole No. 2, and Judy Kim, Hole No. 4.
Flight B—Low Gross: Sally Park, 29; Low Net: Grace Choi, 25; Chip-in: Mary Grieg, Hole No. 5.
Flight C—Low Gross: A tie between Elizabeth Butterfield and Sun Lee, 34; Low Net: Soo Kim, 25; Chip-ins: none.
Flight D—Low Gross: Liz Meripol, 34; Low Net: Connie Kang, 24; Chip-in: Anne Walshe, Hole No. 2.
Anyone interested in learning more about the club or who wants to join is encouraged the check with the starter at the golf course or contact Margie Thompson at (562) 493-044.
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Shuffleboard ‘open play’ available for beginners
More Shuffleboard Club members are attending practice sessions now that the league games have begun. With the Courts Building open more times to practice, even the newest members have improved their scores and are ready for competitive play on Friday mornings and Tuesday evenings. Perhaps more importantly to the club, visitors continue to stop by and request information about joining.
On Sept. 30, the Morning League initiated its fall season with the Bumpers playing the Smashers. The Bumpers won with a score of seven wins and five losses. Three players won both of their games: Roger Bennett, Sally Fowler and Enrique Gracia.
As a reminder, the Courts Building is open on Monday and Wednesday mornings for “open play,” meaning anyone can stop by to join a game or begin to learn initial steps for playing shuffleboard.
Different from the last several years, there will be one or two courts available to practice even during league play. People can stop by Tuesday nights from 6-8 or Friday mornings 8:30-11 to watch experienced players and to practice the initial skills of shuffleboard with other beginners. Wearing rubber-soled, closed toe shoes are the only requirements. For more information, call or text Kay Mount at (775) 527-0426.
Men’s Golf Tournament
A Men’s Golf Club tournament was played on Sept. 28. It was extremely foggy at the 7:30 a.m. tee time. This dramatically affected both putting and tee box club selection early in the rounds.
The club gives a special thanks to Liz Meripol for making the coffee for the Men’s and Guy’s and Gal’s tournaments each week, Bob Turner for picking up doughnuts and Steve Walker for cleaning up the patio after each round.
Two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers vied for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus two circle holes (shots within a 5-foot radius are rewarded) and two closest to the pin challenges. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1,658-yard, 18-hole par 54 course that has challenges for all who play.
A total of 53 golfers teed off and played 18 holes. Even without great playing conditions, many of the golfers were net at or under par, with eight circle holes and 44 birdies.
Closest to the pin on the eighth hole was Bob Johnston, and on the 17th hole was Steve Ro. The lowest gross score was Bob Barnum at a well-played 2 under 52, followed by Trai Nguyen and Dong Kim at gross 1 under 53. Plus 11 other players shot gross 56 or less. Low net was Paul Shellenberger at an amazing 14 under 40, with Ryan Hong at a sweet 10 under 44, and Ken Notorleva at a terrific 8 under 46. Four others shot net 50 or less.
The next Men’s Tournament will be on Oct. 12 and then every second and fourth Wednesday onward.
Those who planned to play in any tournament and cannot should contact Alan Sewell (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia (801) 674-5975 as soon as they know. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time and be ready to play.
Men’s Golf League
Ten golfers from the Leisure World Men’s Golf League played Sept. 26 at the 4,000-yard, par 62 David L. Baker Executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley. With numerous water hazards and sand traps, Baker is a challenge to play and also entertaining.
The course continues to undergo needed maintenance with some improvements seen in the fairways. Considering the average playing conditions, the course allowed nine rounds at or under par and not surprisingly there were five birdies.
A Flight: handicaps 0-19-—First place: Dave LaCascia, a splendid 9 under 53, plus a birdie and fewest putts; second: Gene Vesely, a well-played 5 under 57, plus 2 birdies; third: Fujio Norihiro, a nice 3 under 59; fourth: Clay Fischer, a hard-earned 2 under 60; fifth: Chris Lankford, plus closest to the pin on the 120-yard par 3 twelfth hole.
B Flight: handicaps 20 and over—First place: Tom Ross, a terrific 9 under 53, plus a birdie; second: tie between Bill Zurn (plus a birdie and closest to the pin on the 95-yard par 3 third hole and fewest putts) and Ron Jackson, a very respectable 5 under 57; third: Lowell Goltra, a fine 2 under 60; fourth: Bob Munn, a sweet 1 under 61.
The Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15-20 minutes of LW. Advance reservations are required with a sign-up sheet available at each round.
There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net in each flight, birdies, closest to the pin on two par threes, and for the lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-one and Eagles (two under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact, Gary Stivers, (714) 313-3697, or Dave LaCascia, (801) 674-5975.
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The last chance to see the Producers Club’s comedy murder mystery “Bombs Away!” is this Friday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. People are encouraged to come early. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Residents are invited to join the laughter as they witness murder, mayhem and general confusion with an assortment of unusual “roommates” who share a cozy old mansion where they all seem to get along, until they don’t. Lt. Ryan is on the case, and she’s sure to figure out “whodunit!”
Admission is $5 at the door. There will be a door prize awarded at the end of the show.
Video Club/Lapidary Club
Video Club Producer Owen Hughes interviewed Dean Jacobus, president of the Lapidary Club, regarding the club’s history and interests. Residents can view the “Club Closeup” segment this month on SBTV (Ch 3) Spectrum, (Ch 37) Frontier, and (in HD) on SBTV3.org. Check Page 21 for the SBTV3/schedule with dates and times.
Weekend Night Dances
Vinyl Rock on Oct. 22
Vinyl Rock will be back in Clubhouse 4 on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., later in the month than usual. They are an Orange County-based band consisting of nine members who passionately perform classic rock, Motown, and pop tunes primarily from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. The band keeps the audience engaged, inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and by mingling with them on the dance floor. They’ll have everyone smiling, singing, swinging and swaying to the songs they grew up listening to and easily recognize. Vinyl Rock is sponsored by Cabaret Entertainers. The doors open at 6:30.
Abilene Halloween Dance on Oct. 31
Abilene will host its annual Halloween Dance on Monday, Oct. 31, in Clubhouse 4 at 7 p.m. on the fourth Saturday. Costumes are optional, but don’t be late as it’s sure to be a packed house.
Abilene is Seal Beach Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band going strong for 20 years. Terry Otte leads Abilene and shares singing duties with Tina Schaffer. Guitarist Rod Anderson; guitar synthesizer and pianist Jim Long; bassist Doug Decker and drummer Jim Greer round out the group. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
• Masks are no longer required regardless of vaccination status but are strongly recommended.
• No table saving. People may bring their own snacks.
• Attendees must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to permit adequate time for the custodian to tear down the setup and arrange the setup for the following day.
• No announcements are permitted from the stage, except by the bands.
• Clubhouse lighting and audio-visual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodian according to the instructions they have been given.
• Be sure to sign in, either as a resident or guest, in the proper spot. This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of residents’ favorite bands.
Jolly Jills Red Hat Society
Members of the Jolly Jills don the club’s signature red hats. The group is enjoying a new room and meeting day. Meetings are now the fourth Friday of each month in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. Residents are invited to come and visit or join the club for fun and friendship. For more information, call (562) 430-6950.
Artisans wanted for annual Arts & Crafts Festival
The 52nd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, in Clubhouse 2 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Arts & Crafts Festival encourages the creative talents of Leisure World Seal Beach GRF members. While invited to exhibit their products, participants must adhere to guidelines established in Golden Rain Policy 1481; items for sale at the festival must have been made by the shareholder/member. No manufactured articles may be sold.
Each seller must live in Leisure World and must be a GRF member to qualify as an exhibitor of sale items at the festival. Residents are invited to come and support their fellow shareholders/members.
Artisans who want to participate can sign up at Clubhouse 2 on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 7-9 a.m. A full table is $10 but may be shared with another participant for $5.
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Hui O Hula
The Hui O Hula Club wishes a happy October birthday to Susan Cucci of Mutual 4. Cucci has been a Hui O Hula dancer and member since its inception and is on its board as secretary. Having Cucci on the team makes a big difference because she is no’eau/wise and akamai/sophisticated. She often finds the best way to get things done. In class, she keeps everyone positive and focused.
For 18 years, in her gentle way, Cucci has welcomed all new dancers and continually helps everyone in class get up tospeed. Aloha and admiration to Cucci for her graceful dancing, her compassion and her unwavering dedication to the LW Hula Club.
Hawaiian hula lessons are held twice a week upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays and in Veterans Plaza on Thursdays. Both classes start at 1 p.m. Those who would like to learn basic hula steps may come to Clubhouse 6 on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Dancers Keiko Kawamoto and Cucci will be there to show and tell. For more information, call (562) 431-2242.
The Leisure World Scrabble Club met on all four Wednesdays in September. There were 33 scores above 300 (two of them above 400) and 18 bingos. (A bingo means the use of all seven tiles in one move.)
Suthy Edgar accounted for both scores above 400 and six of the bingos. Her best score was a 436. She had two other scores in the 300s.
Diane Seeger had eight totals above 300, three bingo’s, and a top score of 365.
Larry Edgar topped 300 eight times also. He had a best score of 379 and one bingo.
Bob Ruderman bested 300 six times and had five bingos. His high score was a 398.
Wanda Bemben scored above 300 four times and recorded one bingo. His best score was a 330.
The other totals above 300 were by club president Maria Giegerich (365), new member Myrna Losquadro (358), and Sue Ann Gass (319). Giegerich and Losquadro each posted one bingo.
The vice president of the club is Sylvia Makus. The club meets on Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. New members are welcome.
Photo Arts Club
The Photo Arts Club will meet Thursday, Oct. 13, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.
People should bring their iPhone/Android and/or camera.
The assignment is to take photos of a person, close-up, head and shoulders, or full length. It is not necessary for the image to depict a face, but what will be looked for is the light on the subject that separates the person from the background. It could be a thin line, half light, or backlight.
Any “clutter” in the photo should support the subject.
Multiple photos by the same artist are encouraged. Email the photos to Ben Benjamins at email@example.com. The photos will be shown and discussed at the meeting.
People should bring photos of their choice to be displayed and commented on at the meeting.
Individuals with technical or other questions will be paired with someone who can help them after the meeting.
For information about the club, call Regine Schumacher at (562) 430-7978.
The Garden Club will meet on Monday, Oct 17, in Clubhouse 2 at 1:30 p.m. for a hands-on program on the art of making beautiful autumn-inspired centerpieces out of pumpkins and succulents. Tickets for the Christmas luncheon will also be on sale.
Those who want to make a centerpiece will need to bring their own palm-sized pumpkin. The club will provide glue, moss and some succulents; however, people are encouraged to bring additional succulents from their gardens. Garden Club members will guide everyone through the process of creating their own special work of art. These beautiful centerpieces will look great during the holiday season and last well into the next year. People may want to continue working on their creations at home or make more of them to gift to friends.
Tickets, $25 per person, will be on sale in the lobby for the annual Christmas luncheon, which will be held on Dec. 19 in Clubhouse 2 starting at 11:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and there is a rumor that Santa himself may make an appearance at the party. Country Garden will cater a buffet-style lunch featuring grilled chicken with sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts, penne pasta and salad plus festive cupcakes for dessert. There will be entertainment and opportunity drawings for lots of door prizes and a wonderful array of gift baskets.
Because of the late start due to the missed September meeting, the club would appreciate members and other interested LW residents to start thinking about the Christmas luncheon now and be ready to purchase however many tickets they would like for themselves, family and friends at the upcoming meeting, as a headcount needs to be provided to the caterer very soon.
The luncheon is open to all LW residents and their guests. Those who can’t attend the meeting should call Nancy Goldstein at (562) 896-8604 to reserve tickets.
The We Care table will be set up at the meeting in the lobby to accept donations of cash, gift cards and non-perishable food items.
New schedule for Senior Card Games at SB Community Center
The Senior Card Game program will now be held every Thursday at the North Seal Beach Community Center located at 3333 St. Cloud Drive from 12:30-2:30 p.m.The program is free and available for adults ages 60 years and older. Card games include, but are not limited to bridge, cribbage, rummy, pinochle and more.
For the convenience of participants, the Seal Beach Transportation Program regularly provides transportation to and from the North Seal Beach Center between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with a lunch closure from noon-1 p.m. For more information, contact Anthony Nguyen via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (562) 431-2527, ext. 1344.
The Monday Bunco Club results for Sept. 26 were as follows— most buncos: Joyce Ingram; most wins: Diane Seeger; most babies: Joanne Lester; most losses: tie between Pat Wilson and Sandy Weinstein; and door prize winner: Suzanne Frank.
The next Bunco Club meeting will be held on Oct. 10.
The club meets the second and fourth Mondays of every month and plays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Play begins at 6 p.m. sharp. All Leisure World residents and their guests are welcome.
Bunco is an easy dice game and a lot of fun. It’s also a good way to make friends and meet neighbors. A halftime social is held for all who attend. For more information, contact Gail Levitt at (562) 596-1346.
Saturday Social Bunco
The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. The next meeting will be held Oct. 8 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Sign-ups start at 1 p.m. Play begins at 1:30. The winners from the Sept. 24 meeting are: most buncos: Mary Milhone; most wins: Dolores Ruiz, Jean Cochran and Pat Wilson; most babies: Kathy Russell; most losses: Kathy Rapp and Kathy Strople; and door prize winner: Shelley Middleton. For more information, call Doris Dack at (562) 356-0443.
This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves.
White moves first and in response to any answer by black, white’s third move is checkmate.
Solution to this week’s puzzle is: first move Ba5.
The white Bishop moves from b6 to a5, black King to a5, white Pawn to c3 and black Queen to h1. The next move by white is checkmate.
The Chess Club meets in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, from 1:30-6 p.m. on Fridays.
The Yahtzee Club will meet Oct. 7 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 1 p.m.
There will be a halftime social. Yahtzee is a fun game and the club welcomes new players.
For more information, contact Diane Seeger at (562) 533-5997.
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A Hidden Gem: The Friends of the Library Bookstore
The Friends of the Library Bookstore is a hidden gem in Lesiure World. The friendly volunteers who give their time to bookstore keep the operation humming along. Customers can find some of the latest fiction and nonfiction, greeting cards at unheard-of-by-Hallmark prices, as well as priceless items for the home, all of which are donated by your neighbors to support this worthwhile cause.
Need a puzzle? The bookstore has plenty. Thinking about reading a classic or looking for books in a series that you may have missed? Look no further! Looking for a magazine but put off by the prices? Check out the bookstore. Copies of the last three month’s issues are available for 50 cents. Need children’s books or DVDs for the grandkids? The bookstore has them.
This is the place to donate your excess books, small household items, jewelry, dishes, glasses, all the stuff that crowds your closets and cupboards that will become someone’s treasure.
The bookstore is open 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Volunteers are always needed. People who love books and love helping people find that perfect something are encouraged to apply. To apply, fill out an application at the bookstore or call the store at (562) 596-7735.
The bookstore, a 501c(3)organization, annually contributes money to the larger library across the way to purchase new books and equipment, and donates two scholarships to local library tech students. The club received a donation of $50 in honor of Flo Conley, our late president, and failed to note the donor. Please know that whoever you are, we are grateful.
Gene Smith won first place in cribbage again this week with a score of 835.
Tied for second place were Alma Zamzow and Hanna Rubenstein with 831. Tied for third place were Liz Meripol and Bea Lissow with 829. Fourth place went to Ron Jackson with 828. Grace Holdaway won six of seven games.
Margaret Smith and Fanca Yeske served cake and ice cream to 47 players. Refreshments were donated by Jesus Sosa.
Refreshments are served at noon each Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. Members are encouraged to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to be guaranteed a place at the table. Partners are not needed.
Dues for the year are $5. To learn how to play cribbage, brush up on the game or learn more about the club, call and leave a message with Terry Thrift at (714) 394-5885.
Seal Beach cat nonprofit to host fundraiser gala in Cypress
Slip on your fanciest cat suit or your tie and tails—tails in particular—and join Helen Sanders CatPAWS at their most glamorous! Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a dinner buffet and dessert, silent and live auction items, and a presentation featuring an overview of CatPAWS programs, lives saved and lives changed, and a salute to the group’s adopters. Special guest emcee Meg DeLoatch will preside over the festivities. All funds raised will go toward saving so many more.
CatPAWS’ Le Chic Chat Soiree fundraiser will take place Saturday, Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m., at the Navy Golf Course Seal Beach, Bldg. 800, 5660 Orangewood Ave., Cypress. General admission costs $175.VIP tickets and full tables also available.
Art League demonstration will feature local watercolorist
John Salchak will demonstrate watercolor techniques at the Tuesday, Oct. 11 Art League meeting at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.
Salchak has been captivated by the meidum of watercolor for over forty years. His paintings have been show in in numerous local and national juried exhibitions, including the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. He has also achieved signature membership in the Nevada and San Diego Watercolor Societies.
His paintings have been published in the Best of Watercolor, People in Watercolor and Watercolor Expressions. A feature article on his work appeared in the summer 2003 issue of Watercolor Magazine and in the fall 2006 issue of American Artist’s Watercolor Highlights. He served as a juror for both national and local art exhibitions including two NWS Annual exhibitions.
In his workshops, he emphasizes the importance of selective vision through simplification and focus, using design principles to create strong compositions. He encourages direct painting, getting the right value and color with the first wash to achieve good clean color and prevent overworking.
Salchak has a special interest in the art of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). Over the years, he has developed an in-depth knowledge of his life and work and has presented slide-illustrated lecutres on Sargent’s watercolors to many art organizations.
Those interested in entering the art competition should have their work there by 6:30 p.m. to be judged. The popular vote theme is “still life.”
The karaoke club had a rollicking crowd for its karaoke party with happy, toe-tappin’ tunes sung by LW residents. Shannon Harrison likes songs with a strong beat like Elvis “Ring Around Your Neck.” Erika Greenwood and first-time singer Treva Carnes were fun to watch singing “Hey Good Lookin.” Some of the members sing because they are happy and some sing because it makes them happy, like Wayne Urban and his resounding finale shout. Arleen Cullison gave an energetic “Boots Were Made For Walking.” Pop hit “Chapel of Love” was Sherlene Wallis’s pick. Galit Slader captured the audience with “On a Clear Day.” Another first-time singer, Jeff Sacks, did a fine “The Gambler.” Thirty-five vocalists entertained the audience as they relished sandwiches and ice cream bars during the evening.
The club meets each Wednesday in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. A social crowd encourages the club’s karaoke songsters.
For more information, contact Margie Thompson at (562) 493-0484.
The pinocle winners on Sept. 15—first: Suzanne Jester, 13,280; second: Ron Jackson, 11,450; third: Diana Sambert, 10,990; and fourth: Julia Troise, 10,210.
The winners on Sept. 17—first: Curt Rogers 11,780; second: Suzanne Parks, 10,320; third: Julai Troise, 10,050; and fourth: Peggy Kasper, 9,680.
The winners on Sept. 26—first: Chung He Scharschmidt, 11,120; second: Peggy Kasper, 10,110; third: Charlotte Wescott, 9,690; and fourth: Delores Cook, 9,580.
Health & Fitness
The Wa-Rite’s total weight loss for the week was 9.5 pounds, with no significant changes for majority of the members. The biggest losers were Bea Quintana and Shirley LaBreque, who both lost 1.5 pounds. LaBreque also reached her bachelor’s degree.
Joyce Brannon gave a presentation on how to shop wisely, use store coupons, check for discount days and ask about senior discounts, especially when eating out. Believing in self-worth is what gives the power to move forward.
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $9.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice.
Thursday, Oct. 6
Spaghetti and meatballs with marinara sauce, whole grain roll, seasoned broccoli, baked apple granola, ham, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, pickle, homemade macaroni salad.
Friday, Oct. 7
Chicken enchilada casserole with red sauce, pinto beans, seasoned cauliflower, sugar cookies, Caesar chicken salad with romaine lettuce, shredded cheese, croutons, Caesar dressing and crackers.
Monday, Oct. 10
Herb-roasted pork loin with honey mustard sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, zucchini medley, pineapple and mango, egg salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, homemade potato salad.
Tuesday, Oct. 11
Turkey lentil stew, biscuit, peas and onions, fresh tangerine, cobb salad with turkey and ham, egg, tomato, bacon, blue cheese dressing and crackers.
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Beef lasagna, whole grain dinner roll, broccoli and cauliflower, cubed watermelon, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, creamy coleslaw.
Joyful Line Dance
Joyful Line Dance Club connects Leisure World residents physically, socially and mentally every Thursday in Clubhouse 6 upstairs, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Those who enjoy music and dancing with the leader’s demonstration are welcome to join.
Joyful Line Dance has multiple leaders who take turns to lead the class: Albert and Gladys Comia, Jojo Weingart, Noly Anglo, Connie Peck, Caryn Lynn Stel, Kelly Johnson, Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada and Sunny Kim.
For safety and health concerns, classes are limited to 35 people, on a first come, first served basis. Face masks are strongly recommended. Exercise shoes are recommended for safety; no sandals or flip flops are allowed. Anyone wearing inappropriate footwear will be turned away. No fees or membership required.
For more information, text (562) 301-5339.
Laughing for the Health of It Oct. 12
Everyone is invited to an hour-long session of positivity by laughing with others on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Health Care Center, Conference Room.
People will leave de-stressed with smiles on their faces and a song in their hearts. Best of all, it’s fun, free and non-fattening.
Masks are required. Instructor Bev Bender is a gerontologist and a certified Laugh Leader. “Healing powers in our lives is the ability to laugh.”
Dental Services for Retired Veterans
For the ninth consecutive year, Dr. Seza Barsamian’s Los Alamitos dental office will offer the annual free dental services for retired veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at 4022 Katella Ave., Ste. 206, Los Alamitos. Retired veterans will get their annual dental checkup, X-rays and regular dental cleaning at no cost.
Call in advance to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barsamian at (562) 596-4439.
—Dr. Seza Barsamian
The Leisure Leggers, a running and walking club, 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 Tom Pontac at (562) 304-0880.
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. SB Business License BRN000. Exp 1/04/2023
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
Serving LW since 1999. SB Business License 699080. Exp 1/11/2023
562-596-0559, LW DECOR INC.
Vinyl Plank/Carpeting. Patio Carpet Tile. 40+/Years in LW. License 723262. Exp 11/16
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. Exp 12/21
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/12/2023
LW DECOR INC.
Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New-Windows/Patio-Storage and Enclosures. Exp 11/16
40+/Years in LW
Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336. Exp 12/07
Cory Gee Painting. Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts 714-308-9931. License 1049257. Exp 11/16
562-596-0559, LW DECOR INC.
Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW. Business License 723262. Exp 11/16
Bel-Rich Painting. Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131. 10/19
Painting service for exterior or interior repairs, texture, drywall, cabinets, skylights, gates, frames. Joshua 714-267-6756. Contractor License 1081798. Exp 11/16
CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002. Exp 11/02
SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B. Exp 1/04/2023
UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout
All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194. Exp 12/07
562-596-0559, Leisure World Decorators. Shutters/Blinds/Shades/Drapes/New Windows. Exp 11/16
BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE. PHIL (562)-881-2093. Seal Beach Business License AB0001. Exp 10/12
Leisure World Helping Leisure World
Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please provide your name and phone number. Free of charge. Diane Hart 714-955-2885
“ROLLIN THUNDER” GOLF CART CLUB
Offering FREE advice on buying/selling of your golf cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859
HOME CARE PERSONAL ASSISTANT
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. Exp 1/04/2023
MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with/optimum service, 30-years LW experience. Licensed Reliable, Honest Caregivers. 24-hours/Part-Time/Doctor-Appointments. References, Fluent English. Ann /714-624-1911 and 562-277-3650 /Heide. SB Business License HYC0001. Exp 11/23
Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 Exp 11/09
Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425. Licensed by the state Seal Beach RAZ0002. Exp 11/30
Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License CAM0006. Exp 11/16
Anthony Caregivers. Light-Cleaning/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Cooking/Laundry. Anthony Camacho College Student 714-605-6869. SB Business License 14206319. Exp 10/19
Albert & Patricia Caregiver Services. Daily Care, Errands/Medication/Doctor-Appointments. (562)-397-4659,(323)-413-0830 Seal Beach License14206409. Exp 10/19
Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon. Service in private suite. One-customer, one-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard, #116. Tammy Nguyen/(714)-425-4198. Exp 10/26
In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36-years. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. SB Business License #KC75538. Exp 10/12
MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT, WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING. CALL PHIL at 562-881-2093. Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. Exp 10/12
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. Exp 10/26
General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425. Seal Beach License RAZ002. Exp 11/30
Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008. Exp 11/30
MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/Call anytime! Complete-cleaning. Call/562-505-1613. Seal Beach Business License M0001A. Exp 11/16
Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning. Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659, (323)-413-0830. Seal Beach License14206409. Exp 10/19
Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001 Exp 11/16
John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193
Virus-Removal/Internet Security Repair, Training, Wireless and Smart-TV Setup. LW Resident. SB License FUH0001. Exp 11/30
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. Exp 10/26
ELECTRIC CARTS/SCOOTERS/MOBILE CHAIRS FOR SALE
Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. Exp 1/04/2023
Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258 Exp 10/26
Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB Business License ABL0001. 562-881-2093. Exp 10/12
autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462. Exp 12/21
2013 Perfectly Maintained Accord/LX with/ONLY 47,500 miles. LW-Resident. Call/760-415-4247. $16,000 priced fairly.
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. Exp 11/02
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Business License RO263644. Call/310-387-2618. Exp 11/09
LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE. Looking to buy Mid-Century Furniture/“ETC”/Men-Women Sterling-Silver-Rings/Old-Jewelry/Men-Women Vintage Clothing. 562-243-7229. Exp 10/12
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
Moving Sale – 13720 Saint Andrews Drive, Mutual-1/Apartment-43F. Thursday/October-6th and Friday/October-7th from 9am-2pm. Brand new electric black-leather lift-chair recliner, massage chair, leather rocking-chair with/matching couch, carved wooden dresser set and nightstands, television(s)/tv-stand, bar with/barstools, brand new Honeywell evaporative air cooler, desk, assorted religious items (rosaries/crosses/books/statues), and assorted clothing/toiletries/kitchen-supplies.
Designer-Blouses Size 6/8 and LOTS of Miscellaneous-Items. 1660 Glenview Road, Mutual-12/Apartment-78B. Thursday/October-6th, Friday/October-7th, Saturday/October-8th, Sunday/October-9th, 8:00am-5:00pm.
Treasure Hunt Estate Sale – 1682 Monterey, Mutual 2 11-I. Thursday, October 6 from 8:30-1pm (One Day Only). Well-loved reclining sofa/loveseat, swivel recliner with ottoman, pair of wing back chairs, small dining set, hall tree, folding screen, bookcases, banker’s lamp, electric fireplace, men’s clothing (size L/XL), art supplies, ironwood figuries, original art, scooter, and more. Estate Sales by Docia Drake 714-514-8232, PO Box 427, Seal Beach Bus. Lic. ESD0001
Pedego Electric Tandem Bike in Excellent-Condition $2,700. All Acessories Included. Call/562-430-5812.
Giant 28″ Mountain Bike 8-Speed $70.00. Exercise Bike $40.00. Call/562-799-2461 or 714-826-1320.
Estate Sales By Jennifer and Denise, 714-234-8842, Seal Beach Business License EJD0001
LEISURE WORLD Carport STORAGE Wanted
Would like to rent LW Carport Storage ONLY. Please call 714-307-8220. Exp 10/12