Nikkei Club
Elections,singing will fill afternoon
The Nikkei Club of Leisure World will meet Saturday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. Lunch will be served before 11:15 a.m.
There will be a short business meeting. Stan Shiroma will present the candidates for next year’s officers. Any member who wants to serve as an officer will have an opportunity to volunteer.
After the business meeting the program will begin.
Six talented performers will sing, karaoke-style, a mixture of traditional American, Hawaiian and Japanese songs.
Kiku Goh, reared on the Parker Ranch on the Big Island, will yodel and sing. Haj Uehara has some surprise songs. Joyce Uehara will sing and do a dance. George Real will sing unusual songs and Bill Kobayashi will entertain with magic and song.
Last year the group provided an outstanding performance and members are looking forward to the same this year.
All are welcome to attend; membership is not required.
—Roger Miyashiro

Italian-American Club
Health issues were topic at May meeting
Shalla Callahan conducted an interactive presentation on health issues at the May meeting of the Italian-American Club. Some of the topics discussed were GMO foods—those that contain genetically modified organisms, radio frequency waves from microwave, cell phones and cell towers and unhealthy processed foods that cause inflammation and lead to other diseases. Various members contributed information to the discussion, and everyone enjoyed the presentation.
Refreshments were coffee and danish rolls from Katella Deli.
The club will conduct a homemade bake sale on Wednesday, June 4 in Clubhouse 4. The sale will be open to the public from 11:30 a.m.-noon, when the regular meeting starts. Last year almost everything sold out.
Free coffee will be available for members. Non-members are welcome to enjoy their purchase with a cup of coffee.
Members are reminded to get tickets for the annual picnic on July 2 at the picnic area. Italian roast beef sandwiches with peppers and onions with beverages will be $7. Salads and desserts will be potluck. Guests are welcome if they purchase tickets. Call Frank or Martha Destra, 431-6368.
—Martha Destra

Mutual 7
‘Spring Cleaning Swap Meet’ set
Mutual 7 will hold its annual “Spring Cleaning Swap Meet” on Thursday, May 22, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., according to President Roger Bennett.
It will be held on the grassy area, part of Central Park, off Northwood Road, between buildings 164 and 165, and between St. Andrews Drive and Southport Lane.
All Leisure World residents are invited to browse for treasurers and bargains. The general public is also invited to attend, but must call Chairperson Sandra deDubovay at 598-6561 and give names to be left at the front gate for admittance.

Plans in motion for MCC participation
The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) held its monthly meeting a week early on May 4. Meetings are scheduled on the second Sunday of the month and the May would meeting have fallen on Mother’s Day.
President Ren Villanueva reiterated FALW’s participation in the forthcoming MCC Annual Festival on Aug. 16 at the Amphitheater.
Pat Erickson and Ric Dizon are the co-chairs of this event. The participants will present folk dance as well as choral songs. He touched briefly on American Heroes Day, FALW’s summer picnic honoring veteran residents of Leisure World.
Because many FALW members are busy with activities, the group decided not to meet in June and July. More details will be announced later.
The meeting ended by honoring the May birthday celebrants. There are nine celebrants but only the following were present, from left,

Mutual 9
Annual carport sale is June 19
Mutual 9, Parcel 41, will conduct its annual carport sale on Thursday, June 19, from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. in carports A115 and B115, off Northwood Road.
Sellers, buyers and browsers are welcome.
For information and to reserve a booth, call Aileen Ackerman, 493-6774.

Relatively Speaking
Granddaughter is AVCA champion
Rebecca “Becca” Strehlow, granddaughter of Elisabeth Ostrom, Mutual 3, is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Collegiate Sand Volleyball Champions, the Pepperdine University Waves.
The national championships concluded last week, in Gulf Shores, Ala. The Waves faced Florida State in the finals and were tied at 2-2 when Becca and her partner, Lara Dykstra, poised for the final and deciding match.
The tandem won the final set 24-22.
Photo — AVCA CHAMPS— Rebecca Strehlow (left) and Lara Dykstra won the final match for the Pepperdine Waves at the collegiate sand volleyball championship.

Friendship Club
Class on iPads taught May 19
Jeff Sacks of the Friendship Club will teach a class on the iPad Monday, May 19, in Clubhouse 6, Room B The classes are open to all Leisure Worlders and their guests.
The iPad for Beginner class begins at 10 a.m., followed by questions about iPad and Mac at 11 a.m.
The eBay discussion with Max Smith is cancelled.
The cost is $5 for one or both sessions.
For information, call Jeff Sacks (714) 642-0122.

Mothers, fathers honored at party
The Vietnamese-American Club will celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day at the May 17 meeting in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, beginning at noon.
The ladies are asked to wear the traditional long dress, ao dai. There will be group pictures taken.
Many special songs will be performed with a one-man band, dedicated to everything that parents have done for everyone.
Also a variety of foods and drinks have been ordered for the party.
All Vietnamese people and their friends in Leisure World are invited. Reservations are required; call T. V. Tran, 295-8432 .

Sunshine Club
ESL class takes break until June 3
The Sunshine Club of SBLW is designed to help all ethnic groups get along in the community, and to have better communications with neighbors.
The club has frequent guest speakers and uses information in the Golden Rain News as a textbook to get the best out of living in Leisure World. Each week the class reviews news, general columns, the minutes of monthly mutual meetings, the minutes of monthly Board of Directors meetings, etc.
The Sunshine Club meets Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 8, from 10 a.m.-noon. There are no membership dues; everyone in LW is welcome to join. The volunteer leaders of the classes are Anna Derby, Flo Dartt and Carole Kendall. Anyone who would like to give suggestions to the class, should call 598-6796.
Sunshine Club also sponsors an ESL class to improve pronunciation and expand vocabulary to be able to communicate with neighbors and increase better communication.
Kuniko Okamoto, assisted by her husband, Howard, has taught the class since January. SHe focuses on those who have a difficult time pronouncing the way a native would.
Her class is helping to “Building Bridges for a Brighter LW,” as stated on the Sunshine Club banner. Students enjoy her class.
Mr. and Mrs. Okamoto will take a short break to visit their son in Indiana and spend some time with their family, before resuming classes on Tuesday, June 3, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, at 10 a.m. All are invited to the class. There is a $5 monthly class fee. For questions regarding the class, call 301-5339.

Council meets May 27, CH 3
The Leisure World Multicultural Council (MCC) will meet Tuesday, May 27, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Social hour starts at 9 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9:30.
The meetings are open to all LW shareholders and organizations to attend and learn about MCC and its mission.
The MCC is putting together a program for the GRF Saturday Amphitheater show. The 90-minute show will be presented Saturday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m.
Those interested in showcasing their ethnic talents should contact MCC President Ellen Brannigan, 594-9606, or the co-chair of the Saturday show, Anna Derby, 598-6796, for an application form. The MCC will review the applications to choose a varied ethnic program.

Friendship Club
‘Jazz Singer’ shown May 20
The Friendship Club of Leisure World will show the movie “The Jazz Singer,” with Al Jolson, for residents and their guests on Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.
“The Jazz Singer” is a classic about the conflict between an individual and his career vs. family tradition.
Many well-known songs are included.
The movie lasts 97 minutes.
Refreshments will be served.
For information or to have an e-mail address added to the club’s list, call Jeff Sacks, (714) 642 0122.
— Anna Derby

SB Woman’s Club
Tickets available for spring tea, fashion show
The Woman’s Club of Seal Beach invites all to a Spring Tea and Fashion show “Sipping with Style” to support charitable endeavors. The tea will be held on Saturday, May 17, at the Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Dr. from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Each of the members will prepare the luncheon with special recipes from Barbara Wright. Homemade cream current scones with Devonshire cream and assorted tea sandwiches plus fresh strawberry shortcake will be served.
Blue Moon, Elison Road, Harvey Girls, Draper’s and Damon’s, and Elizabeth Saba Knits will present the fashions.
Raffle baskets filled with prizes from local businesses for the silent auction will be available.
Tickets, $30, are selling quickly. For more information about “Sipping with Style,” contact Judy O’Neill at 598-0718.

RELATIVELY SPEAKING—Amanda Pham Ly, granddaughter of Mary Pham, Mutual 4, is graduating at the top of her class from the University of Notre Dame on May 18. She earned a bachelor’s of business administration in marketing and a bachelor’s of arts in theology.