GOVERMENT FEB 20 2014 GRF SPECIAL MEETING
An executive session of the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m. in the Clubhouse 4 Art Room. The purpose of the meeting is to hear a legal update in executive session. The agenda is as follows:
•Call to Order
•Roll Call
•Legal Update
•Adjournment

WHERE WE LIVE CLUB
The Where We Live Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., today, Feb. 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Golden Rain Foundation Recreation Committee Chair Anne Seifert and cafe sub-committee member Bob Slater will be the guest speakers. They will talk about a new cafe under construction in Clubhouse 5, a place where shareholders can meet for coffee, and hot and cold food from vending machines.
Topics will include food and drink prices, possible food selections and how this benefits the Golden Rain Foundation. Shareholders will have an opportunity to suggest food and beverages they would like to be offered. Customer demand in the first weeks will determine what foods stay or are replaced.
Outside the cafe doors is a seldom-used patio with chairs and umbrella tables, which will be available for eating and socializing.
All are welcome to attend. To be added to the club’s email list, contact wherewelive@yahoo.com.

GRF COMMITTEES
The Golden Rain Foundation Board welcomes shareholders to open committee meetings.
The following is the remainder of the schedule for February:
• Traffic Enforcement Ad Hoc Committee
2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, Administration

MUTUAL MEETINGS
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 meetings.

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS
The 405/605 Tea Party Patriots will meet at 7 p.m., Feb. 20, at Rush Park Auditorium, 3001 Bloom Drive, Rossmoor. Nadia White will speak on “How to Deal With Obamacare.”
Ms. White works as the clinical appeals manager for the Denials Management Department for four hospitals in Orange County.  She is also a certified legal nurse consultant. She has first-hand knowledge of the impact that Obamacare will have on Americans and their healthcare, and hopes to explain why she believes this law is detrimental to fundamental American liberties.
Ms. White is an immigrant to America. She was born to French/Italian parents in Haiti, has lived in Africa, Paris and New York City. 

GRF TENTATIVE AGENDA
The following is the tentative agenda for the Golden Rain Foundation monthly board meeting at 10 a.m., Feb. 25, in Clubhouse 4:
•Call to Order
•Pledge of Allegiance
•Approve Agenda
•Announcements
•Member Comments
•Roll Call
•Minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 28, 2013
•Gates & Patrol Department name
•Mutual Two’s Objection to Physical Property Committee’s Signage Recommendation
•Amend Policy 2850, Display Advertising Commissions
•Amend Policy 4410, Group Health Insurance
•Adopt Policy 5045, Board Member Use of Foundation Equipment
•Amend Policy 5536.1, Guest Passes (PRELIMINARY VOTE)
•Award License Plate Recognition Software System
•Approve 2014 Employee Benefits Program
•Mutual Self-Insurance Fund
•Approve Refund of Excess Income
•Executive Committee Report
•Finance Committee Report
•Information Tech. Services Committee Report
•Library Committee Report
•Physical Property Committee Report
•Recreation Committee Report
•Security, Bus & Traffic Committee Report
•Controller’s Report
•Executive Director’s Report
•Board Member Comments/Requests
•Adjournment

HOW TO BE A GRF BOARD CANDIDATE
The campaign cycle for the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors will begin soon. During 2014, board seats representing even-numbered Mutuals are up for election. During odd-numbered years, board seats representing odd-numbered Mutuals are up for election.
Any member in good standing is eligible to be a candidate for the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors representing his or her even-numbered Mutual. A member in good standing is defined as a Mutual shareholder/owner who is no more than 30 days in arrears of his or her carrying charge.
Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by their Mutual’s nominating committee or board of directors.
Candidates who are self-nominated must complete an “Application for Candidacy” before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18, (“Application for Candidacy” forms are available in the board office in the Administration Building beginning Monday, March 3).
Candidates who are nominated by their Mutuals’ nominating committees or boards of directors will have their names submitted to the board office by the Mutual Secretary. Upon receipt of submitted names, the GRF Board Office will contact candidates and arrange for them to receive an “Application for Candidacy” and candidate instructions.
In accordance with Policy 5025, Election Procedures, each candidate may submit a resume of 300 words or less to the Board Office. Resumes shall cite background and qualifications only and are due before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25.
Candidates who complete a timely “Application for Candidacy” (or are nominated by a Mutual’s nominating committee or board) will be listed on the secret mail-in ballot. Ballot packets containing the secret mail-in ballot, postage-paid envelopes, balloting instructions, and deadlines will be mailed to each household in the even-numbered Mutuals on Thursday, May 1. The GRF by-laws have no provisions for write-in candidates on the ballots or for nominations from the floor.
For further information on being a candidate for the GRF Board, call 431-6586, ext. 303, for the board office, or 310 for Administration.

HOW TO BE A MUTUAL DIRECTOR
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 Seventeen) 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.

CARPORT CLEANING SCHEDULE
The following is the holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2014:
Memorial Day, May 26
•Mutual 10, Carports 117-124, will be cleaned Thursday, May 29, instead of Monday, May 26.
Independence Day, July 4
•Mutual 2, Carports 27-29, 36-38, will be cleaned Monday, June 30, instead of Friday, July 4.
•Mutual 3, Carports 43-44, will be cleaned Monday, June 30, instead of Friday, July 4.
Labor Day, Sept. 1
•Mutual 1, Carports 1-6, 9-10, will be cleaned Friday, Aug. 29, instead of Monday, Sept. 1.
•Mutual 17, Building 3, will be cleaned Friday, Aug. 29, instead of Monday, Sept. 1.
Veterans Day, Nov. 11
•Mutual 3, Carports 45-50, will be cleaned Friday, Oct. 31, instead of Tuesday, Nov. 11.
•Mutual 4, Carports 51-53, will be cleaned Friday, Oct. 31, instead of Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27
•Mutual 11, Carports 130-131, will be cleaned Friday, Nov. 28, instead of Thursday, Nov. 27.
•Mutual 15, Carports 3, 6-8, 10-13, will be cleaned Friday, Nov. 28, instead of Thursday, Nov. 27.
•Mutual 16, Carport 9, will be cleaned Friday, Nov. 28, instead of Thursday, Nov. 27.
Christmas Day, Dec. 25
•Mutual 11, Carports 130-131, will be cleaned Monday, Dec. 29, instead of Thursday, Dec. 25.
•Mutual 15, Carports 3, 6-8, 10-13, will be cleaned Monday, Dec. 29, instead of Thursday, Dec. 25.
• •Mutual 16, Carport 9, will be cleaned Monday, Dec. 29, instead of Thursday, Dec. 25.
New Year’s Day, Jan. 1
•Mutual 2, Carports 25-26, 30-35, will be cleaned Wednesday, Dec. 31, instead of Thursday, Jan. 1.