Sunshine Club

Potluck party ends year; next meeting is Jan. 3

The Sunshine Club had a yearend party Dec. 13 to celebrate noticeable progress of club. The party was held in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, with a potluck lunch that included different ethnic favorite dishes. There was fried chicken, homemade potato salad, chicken salad, coleslaw, baked beans and seven-layer dip. A homemade Korean noodle dish, Korean pancakes, Korean Bulgoki and spicy kimchi made few members curious, and they sampled them with surprise. There were more desserts and sweets than the members needed.

Sunshine Club members enjoyed socializing over the abundance of food. They had smiles on their faces and were happy that they share the similar interest in the community.

The members decorated the room with red, green and bright beautiful colors.

The Pure Joy Dance Group kicked off the party after lunch and brought thunderous applause and laughter.

A member of the group, Vicki Van Ert, led a sing-along of a few popular Christmas songs. Gui Baker taught and lead few line dances to add fun to the party. Many members enjoyed her talent.

Jojo Weingart and the Hui O Hula performed a few dances to add a Hawaiian touch.

The gathering ended with traditional annual group photo.

Sunshine Club will be dark for a couple of weeks. The first class of 2014 will be Friday, Jan. 3.

The Sunshine Club meets Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 8 from 10 a.m.-noon. The volunteered leaders of the class are Anna Derby, Flo Dartt and Carole Kendall.

All shareholders are welcome; no membership is required. Refreshment are served. Call Anna Derby, 598-6796, for more information.

—Anna Derby

Nikkei Club

Oshogatsu celebrates New Year

The Nikkei Club will host a New Year’s Day party, Jan. 1, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The traditional Oshogatsu gathering will be a potluck meal and entertainment, so everyone has an opportunity to greet each other and enjoy the New Year festivities.

To help with decorations at 10 a.m., contact Marina Telsa, 296-8980.

A social hour at 11 a.m. opens the festivities, followed by the potluck at noon. Call Sherrie Vanek, 296-8074, about what potluck dish contributions will be brought.

Entertainment and games will begin at 1:30 p.m. There will be a Koto, Japanese flute and violin performance with a ballet dancer.

If anyone can provide other entertainment, call Kuniko Okamoto, 594-4270.


Video producer wins award

JosephValentinetti, president of the Video Producers Club, won the 2013 Western Alliance of Video Excellence (WAVE)Award for Experimental Innovative video for his community television presentation “Little Billy.”

WAVE Awards are given annually for excellence and are the equivalent to winning an Oscar, for public community television.

The western region covers California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Hawaii.

“Little Billy,” is a spoken verse story about loss. It can be viewed on under the title “Little Billy.”

Yiddish Club

Humor is topic at Jan. 2 meeting

The Yiddish Club of Leisure world will meet Thursday, Jan. 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 7 p.m.

The topic will be “Jewish Humor,—The oldest humor know to Man.”

The true Jewish joke mirrors the history of the Jewish people. It expresses their old-age yearning for a world of justice, mercy, understanding and equality, not only for themselves, but for all people.

After new Yiddish words and proverbs are introduced, the club president will talk about Jewish humor and the creation of Yiddish humorous writers. Stories by Sholem Alecychem and M. Nadir will be recited. Anecdotes and jokes with be presented.

Refreshments will be served after the program.

Friendship Club

Computer classes resume Jan. 6

The Friendship Club’s computer classes will be held Monday, Jan. 6, in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.

These classes are open to all Leisure World residents and their guests.

A Repeatable Intro to the personal computer, most versions, with Jeff Sacks begins at 9 a.m.

Open Computer Questions, PCs and/or Mac, follows at 10. Questions about how to use Windows 8 or how to find a Windows 7 PC can also be included.

New Windows 7 computers can still be purchased from Dell (online or by phone), and refurbished ones can be found by searching on the Internet. The warranty is better on the new computers.

Wireless Internet is available in Clubhouse 3, so wireless laptops are welcome.

For further information, call Jeff Sacks (714) 642-0122.

Photo HAPPY HOLIDAYS—Darse and Ruth Ann Crandall, Mutual 15, received a special Christmas card this year from President Obama and his family. Their son Capt. Darse Crandall, Jr. works at the White House and arranged for the card to be sent. He is a JAG officer for the Navy and works for the National Security Council at the White House.

Photo Ho-Ho-HO—Les Cohen, Mutual 15, delivers gifts to the residents at an Orange County senior care center. He has played Santa at for the last six years. It takes him two days to deliver his load. “When I see the smiles on the faces of the elderly residents it makers it is all worthwhile,” he says.

Photo HAPPY HOLIDAYS—Helen Schultz, Mutual 2, and Carl Bourhenne, Mutual 5, take a holiday spin on Carl’s motorcycle. It was Helen’s first time on the back of a bike in leathers. No injuries, just a lot of fun!

Photo HAPPY BIRTHDAY— Four generations were here to celebrate the 97th birthday of Jerry Bender(center) and the 91st birthday of Janet Langerman. Jerry Bender was president of the Leisure World Swim Club for over 30 years.