GOVERNMENT MAY 15, 2014 DEMOCRATIC CLUB Joel Block, candidate for Assembly in the 72nd District, will be the featured speaker at the next Democratic Club meeting at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, in Clubhouse 4. All are welcome to join club members for lunch and conversation at 12:15. Reservations are necessary for a $5 lunch of a sub sandwich, chips and soda or water. For reservations, call Mary Larson, 296-8521.  

Joel will highlight his concerns and goals, saying “We must grow our democracy from the grassroots up.”

As a former attorney for labor and management, Joel believes in increasing the purchasing power of working families by increasing the minimum wage, stabilizing security by preserving cost-of-living provisions and ensuring that high-wage executives pay their fair share.

 

GOLDEN RAIN FOUNDATION REQUESTS FLAGS

Leisure World residents are invited to donate large, casket-sized flags to be flown throughout Leisure World. Residents have donated most of the flags now flying in LW as a way of honoring loved ones. To donate flags, bring them with a name and telephone number to the Golden Rain Foundation Recreation Office in Building C. Donors will be notified by mail about when and where their flags will be flown.

 

MUTUAL MEETINGS

•Mutual 2

9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 15, Administration

•Mutual 14, annual

10 a.m., Thursday, May 15, Clubhouse 4

•Mutual 7, annual

10 a.m., Friday, May 16, Clubhouse 4

•Mutual 15

1 p.m., Monday, May 19, Administration

•Mutual 14

1 p.m., open forum; 1:30 p.m. meeting starts, Tuesday, May 20, Administration

•Mutual 5

9 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, Administration

•Mutual 10, annual

10 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, Clubhouse 4

•Mutual 1

9:30 a.m., open forum; 9:45 a.m., meeting starts; Thursday, May 22, Administration

•Mutual 11, annual

10 a.m., Thursday, May 22, Clubhouse 4

•Mutual 12, special

9 a.m., Friday, May 23, Physical Property

•Mutual 9, annual

10 a.m., Friday, May 23, Cluhouse 4

•Mutual 6

9:30 a.m., Friday, May 23, Administration

•Mutual 8, annual

10 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, Clubhouse 4

•Mutual 16, annual

2 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, Clubhouse 4

•Mutual 4, annual

10 a.m., Wednesday, May 28, Clubhouse 4

The following mutuals cancelled meetings: Mutual 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 16.

 

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.

 

GOP CLUB

The Leisure World GOP Club will host a candidates night at 7 p.m., May 20, in Clubhouse 4, Room C. Speaker Pete Peterson, running for California Secretary of State, will give an update on state problems, financial and otherwise. He will cover California’s controversial bullet train, the lack of new water, Toyota Co.’s relocation of its U.S. headquarters to Texas and why the secretary of state is such an important post.

Three other candidates—Orley Taiz for attorney general, Tom Pollitt for Orange County Board of Education and Janet Nguyen for state senate, an open seat—will also speak.

From each of these primary elections, two candidates will be elected who will contest the November election.

Interestingly enough, the two can be from the same party, as did happen in the LW assembly district. All Repubicans or Republican-leaning independents are invited to attend.

There will be a report from the club’s nominating committee with a slate of officers for next year.

Nominations from the floor will be welcome.

 

CONCERNED SHAREHOLDERS

by Dave Lyon

LW contributor

 

Ronde Winkler, Golden Rain Foundation treasurer, will be guest speaker at the monthly meeting of Concerned Shareholders of Leisure World (CSLW) Tuesday, May 20, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Ms. Winkler will explain the findings of the GRF annual report for the year ending Dec. 31, 2013, that was recently audited by the independent certified public accounting firm NSBN, LLP.

The “Independent Auditor’s Report on Financial Statements” prefaces the main body of the Annual Report that was distributed to all Leisure World units on March 20. It was delivered as an insert in the Golden Rain News.

However, the auditor’s report did not include a supplemental “letter of findings” that itemizes accounting procedures in need of improvement.

The presentation will give people a better understanding of the annual report and its audit. There will be time for questions and answers about the auditor’s report.

All Leisure World residents are welcome to attend.

 

GRF EXECUTIVE SESSION

An executive session of the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors is scheduled for Friday, May 16, at 1 p.m. in the Administration Conference Room.

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct personnel business in executive session.

The agenda is as follows:

•Call to Order

•Roll Call

•Personnel Business

•Adjournment

 

GRF COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The Golden Rain Foundation Board welcomes shareholders to open committee meetings. All meetings are held in the Administration conference room unless otherwise noted. The following is the schedule through May.

•Traffic Enforcement Ad Hoc Committee

2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 15

•Finance Committee

9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 20