People Happy Birthday
Scrabble connoisseur turns 90 on Feb. 19
Milly Linn, Mutual 12, spends her time playing Scrabble. She and her friend Arlene Zecca of Laguna Woods have played twice a month for the past 25-30 years.
She plays daily and says that it really help the mind.
“Scrabble can be played without a partner,” she says.
Milly has two different sizes of boards. The smaller board is the most common. An average combined score is less than 400, but Milly and Arlene are known to have scored 800s.
On the big board, where and average score is 800, they have scored 1,600 three times.
“We were really working hard,” she says.
Milly also teaches Scrabble, and says that she is “still learning.” She says the “Scrabble Word Building Book” is a must have. She also has lists of words that can be used with the “Q,” “J” and “Z.”
Milly will celebrate her 90th birthday on Feb. 19. She was born in Akin, Minn., on Feb. 19, 1924.

Submit photos to Aging as Art Juried Photograph Show
The Council on Aging – Orange County (COAOC) is hosting an Aging as Art, Juried Photography Show to bring awareness that there has never been a better time to be aging than today. Aging as Art is a photographic journey celebrating the diversity, dignity and beauty of the aging experience.
COAOC invites all amateur, professional and budding photographers, 18 years of age and older residing in Southern California Zip Codes 90000-93599 to use their imagination, and share their visions and unique interpretations of the aging experience. Submit up to three photographs for a small entry fee of $25 before Saturday, Feb. 15, at noon. All types of digital and film photography including, but not limited to, candid, portrait, color or black and white are accepted.
Selected photographs will be displayed at the Bowers Museum’s John M. Lee Court, March 25-27, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for free to the public. A second special showing will be held at the Newport Beach Central Library in June. The Council on Aging-Orange County Aging as Art Juried Photography Show is grateful to its partners and sponsors who have contributed to a prize package valued over $1,500.
Entrants have the opportunity to win one grand prize, one second prize, one third prize, or one of two honorable mentions. The grand prize is $650 cash. Additional prizes include second and third prize, for $500 and $250 respectively, as well as two honorable mentions for $50.
Review guidelines and submit your entries at For more information about the contest, contact Michele Kogler, or (714) 479-0107.

PHOTO- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY— Henry and Waunita Wilkinson, Mutual 2, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Jan. 15 with their children. They were 18 and 20 when they met, while Henry was in the service in 1943. Waunita is a native Minnesotan; and Henry, a native Californian. They moved to LW in 2002. They are the parents of four children; and have nine grandchildren, one deceased in 2001, and five great-grandchildren.

Sunshine Club
GRF safety coordinator is guest Friday, 10 a.m.
Eloy Gomez, GRF safety and emergency coordinator, will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 14, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 10 a.m.-noon.
It is Eloy’s responsibility to work with the mutuals to help prepare shareholders for natural and man-made disasters. He also works with the emergency services coordinator for the City of Seal Beach as well as the County of Orange Department of Emergency Management. He is an emergency management specialist certified by the California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI).
Eloy is also responsible for training all GRF staff on a monthly basis with the goal of reducing accidents in the workplace. In addition, he inspects all community facilities and GRF work areas to ensure safety guidelines are met.
Eloy is a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructor, Red Cross certified CPR instructor and is currently taking Cal-OSHA training to become a certified safety instructor.
Eloy has been with the Golden Rain Foundation for over five years.
His greatest satisfaction is when he sees an elderly shareholder extinguish a real fire using a fire extinguisher during Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. He can’t even explain the expression on their faces when they first learn how to use a fire extinguisher on a real fire, performed a search and rescue drill and triaged victims.
Sunshine Club encourages all shareholders to attend this Friday to learn more about what is needed to maintain safety around the community.
At the Jan. 31 meeting, GRF Mutual Administrative Manager Carol Weller emphasized the need for homeowners insurance; the importance of supporting and participating in mutual activities; caregiver and pet policies; how to keep safe; social service availability and water conservation.
She covered many areas that will help to make the best living in LW, which is the Sunshine Club’s mission.
All members thanked Carol for coming in spite of her hectic work schedule. It was a worth- while meeting for all.
The Sunshine Club meets every Friday. It is an English- speaking class. All shareholders are welcome to attend. No membership is required. Refreshments are provided.
—Anna Derby

TOUCH OF DUTCH members and friends will meet tonight, Feb. 13, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. The gathering will emphasize love, camaraderie and friendship. The meeting will be in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 7.

Chapter RT
PEO card parties held fourth Wednesday
PEO, Chapter RT’s, card party and luncheon is held the fourth Wednesday of the month in Clubhouse 2 at noon, be seated by 11:45 a.m.  The next party is Feb. 26.
So many games to play— Chinese checkers, Dominoes, Skip-Bo, rummy cubes, cribbage, Yatzee, Hand and Foot, bridge, canasta, pinochle, Shanghai rummy, Scrabble, poker, Euchre, Pitch, Uno, Phase 10 and more. 
All Leisure Worlders are invited. PEO membership is not required. Gentlemen are welcome. Get a foursome together, ladies, gents, couples or mix and match. 
A catered lunch of deviled chicken, fruit salad, roll, eclair, coffee, tea and ice tea is $9. There is no additional charge for tax or tip. It is an opportunity to meet new people and have fellowship with others. Round up three friends and join the fun.
There is room for about five more tables. Call Jan Krehbiel, 431-8240, to make a reservation for Feb. 26. 
Those who need to cancel a standing reservation must call Jan by the Friday before the fourth Wednesday.  Those who do not cancel a standing reservation will be held responsible for $36.
—Eve Magnus

Photo-RELATIVELY SPEAKING— Daniel “DJ” Hortert, Jr. (photo right), grandson of Julie Milburn, Mutual 5, graduated from Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois on Dec. 13. Congratulating SN Hortert (photo above, l-r) on his achievement were his brother Dylan, his father Dan, Sr., Julie’s son, and Julie.

Friendship Club
‘Fiddler on Roof’ shown Feb. 18
The Friendship Club will show the movie “Fiddler on the Roof” on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to all Leisure World, Seal Beach, residents and their guests.
Refreshments will be served. There is no charge, although donations are welcome.
For information, call Jeff Sacks, (714) 642-0122, or Evelyn Glick, 598-2022.
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