Any Mutual member in good standing is eligible to be a candidate for his or her Mutual Board of Directors. A member in good standing is defined as a shareholder (or homeowner in Mutual 17) who is no more than 30 days in arrears of their carrying charge. There are three ways for members in good standing to be considered candidates:
(1) Be nominated by their Mutual’s Nominating Committee at least 60 days before the Annual Meeting (or be on a slate of candidates submitted by the Mutual Secretary if the Mutual does not have a nominating committee), OR
(2) Bypass the Mutual and submit an “Application for Candidacy” to the Stock Transfer Office during the Mutual’s application submission period (dates are shown on the accompanying chart), OR
(3) Be nominated from the floor during the Mutual’s Annual Meeting.*
Candidates who are placed in nomination in a timely manner, either by the Mutual or by self-nomination, will be listed on the Secret Mail-in Ballot that is mailed to each household in a Mutual. *Note that potential candidates who are nominated from the floor during their annual meetings will not be listed on the Secret Mail-in Ballot. All self-nominated candidates must submit an “Application for Candidacy.”
The Application for Candidacy forms are available at the Stock Transfer Office in the Administration Building. The application can be returned in person or by mail to the Stock Transfer Office.
Resumes are optional. Candidates who are placed in nomination by their boards may submit a resume to the Mutual Secretary before the slate is due. Candidates who are self-nominated may attach their resume to their completed applications.
For further information on being a candidate, call 431-6586, ext. 347 or 348.

The Golden Rain Foundation Board welcomes shareholders to open committee meetings. The following is the remainder of the schedule for February:
•Security, Bus and Traffic
1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, Administration
•Recreation Committee
1:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10, Administration
•Information Technology Services Committee
10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, Administration
•Communications Committee
1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, Administration
•Finance Committee
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, Administration
• Traffic Enforcement Ad Hoc Committee
2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, Administration
• GRF Board
9 a.m. executive session, 10 a.m. regular meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 25, Clubhouse 4
The Library Committee cancelled its meeting scheduled for Feb. 11.

The Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated will meet Feb. 15 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 5865 Katella Ave. at Valley View.
The meeting starts with brunch at 9:45 a.m. The club will present Republican candidates running for local and state office, including:
•Orange County Deputy District Attorney Jeff Ferguson, running for O.C. Superior Court judge. He was raised in Rossmoor, has worked in the Office of the Orange County District Attorney since 1983.
•Orange County Deputy District Attorney Kevin Haskins, running for O.C. Superior Court judge. He has over 20 years experience as a homicide, gang and sexual assault prosecutor in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
•Orange County Board of Supervisor (District 1) Janet Nguyen, running for state senate. Janet, an Orange County Supervisor, has served since 2007, becoming the first female supervisor to represent District 1.
•Community leader and businesswoman Kim Young, running for state assembly. She is a longtime community leader and businesswoman.
The club, representing Rossmoor, Los Alamitos, Cypress, Seal Beach and Leisure World, invites the community, which concludes at noon. The cost is $20 for members/guests; $17 for associate members/spouses/first time guests.
This includes networking, buffet breakfast, meeting and guest speakers.
There is free parking.
For more information or reservations, contact Chris Barnes at 865-3258 or

•Mututal 9
9:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 10, Administration
•Mutual 4
9 a.m., open forum; 9:30 a.m., meeting starts; Wednesday, Feb. 12, Administration
•Mutual 12
9:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, Administration
•Mutual 3
9:15 a.m., open forum; 9:30 a.m., meeting starts; Friday, Feb. 14, Administration
•Mutual 15, rescheduled meeting
1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, Administration
•Mutual 14
1 p.m., open forum; 1:30 p.m., meeting starts; Tuesday, Feb. 18, Administration
•Mutual 5
9 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, Administration
•Mutual 7
1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, Administration
•Mutual 2
9:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, Administration
•Mutual 11
1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, Clubhouse 3, Room 9
•Mutual 16, rescheduled meeting
9:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24, Administration
•Mutual 8
1:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, Administration
•Mutual 10
9 a.m., open forum; 9:15 a.m., meeting starts, Wednesday, Feb. 26, Administration
•Mutual 1
9:30 a.m., open forum; 9:45 a.m., meeting starts; Thursday, Feb. 27, Administration
•Mutual 12, special
9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28, Physical Property
•Mutual 6
9:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28, Administration
Mutuals 15 and 16 cancelled their Feb. 17 meetings because of the
Presidents Day holiday.