The Golden Rain Foundation Board welcomes shareholders to open committee meetings. The following is the remainder of the schedule for February:
•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

An executive session of the GRF Board of Directors is Friday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. The agenda:
•Call to Order
•Roll Call
•Contract,Personnel and Legal Business

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.

The Where We Live Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, 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 discuss the new cafe where shareholders can gather for coffee, and hot and cold food from vending machines. Topics include prices, foods that will be available and how this benefits the Golden Rain Foundation. Shareholders will have an opportunity to make suggestions about selections they would like to be included. Customer demand in the first weeks will determine what foods stay or are replaced.
Outside the cafe is a seldom-used patio with chairs and umbrella tables (see photo Page 1). When the weather warms, shareholders will be able to enjoy that area for eating and socializing.
All are welcome to attend. To be added to the club’s email list, contact

The following is a partial holiday carport cleaning schedule:
•Mutual 10, Carports 117-124, will be cleaned Thursday, May 29, instead of Monday, May 26.
•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.
•Mutual 1, Carports 1-6, 9-10, will be cleaned Friday, Aug. 29, instead of Monday, Sept. 1.

Be water wise with the following conservation tips:
•A 5-minute shower, instead of a 10-minute shower, saves 12.5 gallons with a low-flow shower head, and 25 gallons with a standard 5 gallon-per-minute shower head.
•Turn the faucet off while brushing teeth or shaving to save 10 gallons a day.
•Use a broom to clean driveways, sidewalks and patios instead of a hose to save 8-18 gallons a minute.
•Fix worn washers in faucets with slow steady drips to save 350 gallons per month, and 2,000 gallons a month if the leak is a small stream. Putting a new flapper in a leaking toilet can save 7,000 gallons a month. To test for leaks, put food coloring in the tank. Don’t flush. Ten minutes later, check for color in the bowl to see if there is a leak.
•Water-efficient clothes washers save up to 16 gallons a load. A water-efficient dishwasher saves up to 8 gallons a load. Rebates are available for water-saving appliances.
•Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while scraping them clean.
Replacing a pre-1990s toilet, which can use 5 gallons per flush, with a newer high-efficiency model can save 38 gallons a day per toilet.
•Use 2 to 4 inches of mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons of water.
•Don’t water gardens on windy days when most of the water evaporates.

Dr. Suzanne Joyce Savary, who is running in the 48th Congressional District against Dana Rohrabacher will be the featured speaker for the Leisure World Democratic Club. The meeting will be at 1 p.m., Feb. 18, in Clubhouse 4. A pre-meeting lunch will start at 12:15. Lunches, $5, include a sub sandwich, chips and soda or water. Reservations for lunch are necessary; call Mary Larson at 296-8521.
People may bring their own lunches and buy soda for 50 cents.
Dr. Savary is running in the 48th Congressional district for her six grandchildren, who, she says, are in the generation being cheated out of the American Dream that her generation took for granted. “If you worked hard, you could achieve a good life in America, but this no longer appears to be true,” she added. “The wages of the middle class have not increased significantly since the 1960s.”
She is a retired professor of management communication at the Marshall School of Busines at the University of California. Since 1979, she has been CEO of her own consulting firm, teaching leadership and communication to clients ranging from Fortune 20 companies to small biotech firms.
For more information, contact Jo Ann Englund at or (203) 520-4050.

The Leisure World GOP Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, Section C. After a short business meeting, the club and guests will hear from California Assemblyman Allan R. Mansoor. He will discuss measures to combat the drought and give an update on the most recent legislation, and his upcoming campaign for the Orange County Board of Supervisors, where he would be representing Seal Beach and Leisure World.
Mr. Mansoor represents California’s 74th Assembly District, which includes Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods, as well as parts of Huntington Beach and Irvine.
He was first elected to the Costa Mesa City Council in 2002. He was appointed mayor in 2005 and reappointed two more times. He was first elected to the State Assembly in 2010 and re-elected in 2012.
As mayor, Mr. Mansoor focused on good city government, emphasizing fiscal responsibility, infrastructure repair and public safety.
Assemblyman Mansoor is a resident of Costa Mesa. He moved there in 1976. He attended junior high school at Christ Lutheran and graduated from Estancia High School, where he participated in wrestling and track and field. He also worked at Orange Coast College as a Campus Safety Officer while studying there and later obtained an Associate’s Degree from Coastline Community College.

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.

•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, Admin
Mutuals 15 and 16 cancelled their Feb. 17 meetings because of the
Presidents Day holiday.