GRF News - General
Womans Club by Janet Carpenter LW contributor The Leisure World Woman’s Club will hold a card party and luncheon on Friday, Nov. 15, in Clubhouse 2. Lunch, priced at $9 per person, will be served at noon. Lunch tickets will be sold by table number. One person can pick up tickets for a table of four for $36. Everyone should be seated by 11:45 a.m. Table reservations or cancellations should be made by calling Judy Belladella at 598-1784 before 6 p.m., Oct.12. Table reservations not cancelled must be paid for. Members having a party of four and wanting to set up a new table should also call Judy at the above number. Those tables needing a substitute player for either bridge or canasta are asked to call Vivian Neiger at 594-6550 for the names of substitute players who can be contacted. Standing club rules require regularly attending card players to be current members of the Woman’s Club. Membership cards should be taken to all these events. A guest invited to attend the card party luncheon may do so twice a year, must have a luncheon reservation and be accompanied by her sponsor. Residents who will be out of town between Nov. 1, 2013 and Jan. 6, 2014, can still participate in the voting process for the Trust Extension Amendment. Fill out the form below and send it to Courtney Knapp, assistant to the president, in the GRF Board Office. A ballot will be mailed to the address provided. Call Courtney at 431-6586, ext. 303, with any questions. Trust Box Name ____________________________ Mutual ________ Your GRF Address _________________________________ Your Out of Town Address ___________________________ _________________________________________________ Phone number ____________________ Concerned Shareholders The Concerned Shareholders meeting that was scheduled Nov. 26 has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. “I would like to thank those who so graciously informed me that 95 percent of the CS membership will be out of town the week of Thanksgiving Day,”said Margarita Bahr, Mutual 2 Director, who arranged the meeting. The meeting will b rescheduled at a later date. – Margarita Bahr and Lucille Findley NA’AMAT USA Maxine “Max” Smith, also known as “The Ebay Lady” and a Leisure World resident with many years of experience, will be NA’AMAT USA’s guest speaker Nov. 18, beginning at 1:15 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Max, known for her sense of humor and Ebay story-telling, will talk about buying and selling goods and conduct a question-and-answer forum. She will also demonstrate how to do a search to see if something people want to sell (or buy) is feasible to do so. Those who attend are encouraged to bring an item and Max will determine if it has value. It will be an informative learning experience for women and men. Non-NA’AMAT USA members are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for the program, but donations are gratefully accepted. Those who attend are asked to submit names of outside guests for Security to Henrietta Zarovsky, 596-3767; or Darlene Rose, 296-5740. A brief general meeting at 12:30 will precede the program. All are welcome to learn about the work of NA’AMAT USA, a voice for women and children and a voice for Israel. Annual dues of $36 are payable at the meeting. – Darlene Rose Investment Forum The Investment Forum will meet at 2 p.m., Nov. 12, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. As has been the tradition of the Forum, the November topic will focus on tax planning strategies for 2012 and the coming year. Brent Murdoch, CPA, MBA, ,will provide an update on issues to be aware of as people plan and prepare their returns. He will discuss strategies to efficiently manage required minimum distributions from various retirement plans. Brent will also talk about potential tax considerations/consequences of the Affordable Care Act, beneficiary designations, Social Security income and possible Medicare budget cuts. For further information, contact Larry Pino at (949) 502-8525 or Maureen Carroll, president; 477-1184. Theosophical Society The human chakra system is the topic of a lecture by Gopi Ali of the Urban Monastery at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15, at Farmers and Merchants Bank Community Room, 12535 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach. The lecture is given as a community service without charge or obligation. For more information, call the Society at 430-3957. CAP Children A Priority (CAP) will meet today, Thursday, in Clubhouse 4. The board meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a catered lunch at noon and the program at 12:45. The slate of officers for the coming year will be announced and voted on in December. Price of the catered lunch is $9 per person. Marilyn Jones, representing the The Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, will make a presentation to CAP for participating in past Christmas Toy drives. Now is the time to start thinking of shopping for the toy drive that will be discussed at the December meeting. Legion Auxiliary Members of the American Legion Auxiliary will join the American Legion Post today, Nov. 7, to distribute toiletry bags and lap blankets to veterans at the VA Medical Center in Long Beach. The toiletries are donated by generous Leisure World residents, and the lap blankets are crocheted by Theron Rodney of Mutual 1. Those who will participate in the distribution are asked to meet in the Clubhouse 3 parking lot at 1 p.m. The Auxiliary will hold a board meeting at 1 p.m., tomorrow, Friday, in Clubhouse 3. According to President Mary Wiens, all board members and members are invited. ••• The Auxiliary and Post will participate in the Veterans Day program at 9:30 a.m., Nov. 11, in Clubhouse 2. There will also be a table in the lobby for women who want to learning more about the Auxiliary. It will be staffed by First Vice President Sue Kaminski and her volunteers. – Sandy Esslinger AARP The next Safe Driver program will be held Nov. 18- 19, from 1-5 p.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 9 . It will be a full eight-hour session for those who have never taken the class. The fee is $12 for AARP members who can confirm membership numbers. The fee for non-members is $14. Fees must be paid by personal check at the time of sign-ups. Checks should be made out to AARP. Reservations are needed and assure a position in the classes. It will be the final class of the year. Classes resume in January. To make reservations, or for more information, call Betty Adams, LW resident, at 936-1333. – Betty Adams Clutter Busters Clutter Busters, formerly Clutterers Anonymous, takes a broader approach to the baffling problem of reducing clutter when the group meets at 10:30 a.m.,Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. For more information, call Anne Shattuck at 799-7756. – Anne Shattuck Historical Society The Leisure World Historical Society will meet at 9:15 a.m., Nov. 27 in Clubhouse 1. All shareholders are invited to attend and play a role in preserving the history of Leisure World. The slate of officers for 2014 will be elected, including Carole Damoci, president; Richard Erickson, vice president; Joan Shramek, secretary/treasurer. Coffee, tea and refreshments will served. The Society meets four times a year preceded by board meetings. The museum in Clubhouse 1 provides an interesting look into LW’s past. Programs vary from the history of LW clubs to current topics of interest. The $5 membership renewals or new memberships can be paid at the meeting or by sending a check to The Leisure World Historical Society c/o Joan Shramek, 13350 St. Andrews Dr., 68-K, Seal Beach, CA 90740. – Joan Shramek