People PEO Convention report will be given
Chapter RT of the PEO Sisterhood will meet Monday, June 9, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Come for coffee at 10:30, the business meeting begins at 11 with the program to follow.
The PEO California State Convention was held May 30-June 1 in Anaheim, Calif. The program will be a report of the Convention given by Chapter RT delegate, President Eileen Dohl. Juanita Townsend is RT’s alternate delegate. Some members attended the May 31 session to view the displays of memorabilia for sale and also the six scholarships and funds the Sisterhood provides through donations from all chapters.
PEO is an international philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women, educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.
Cottey College is a fully accredited private residential liberal arts and science college for women in Nevada, Mo., with two-year selected four year programs. It has been owned and supported by the PEO Sisterhoods since 1927.
Chapter RT sponsors the PEO card party luncheon on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The next card party luncheon is Wednesday, June 25. Men are welcome, too. Get a foursome together and enjoy lunch, $9 per person. Play card games of your choice or dominos. Call Jan Krehbiel, 431-8240, to make a reservation for a table of four by Friday, June 20. Those who need to cancel a reservation, must call Jan by Friday, June 20, or the party will be responsible for the $36.
Paws, Claws and Beaks
Club collects plastic bags for SBACC
The Paws, Claws and Beaks Club will meet Wednesday, June 11, at 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.
At the May meeting, the club celebrated its fifth anniversary with an early supper (or late lunch). Thanks to all members who worked to put it together.
The club is still collecting plastic bags to be used at the Seal Beach Animal Care Center.
For more information, call 799-3841.
Hats Off to Our Grads
Carson Dodd, grandson of Eric Dodd, Mutual 12, graduated summa cum laude from high school in O’Fallon, Ill. Carson was also a member of the National Honor Society, an Illinois State Scholar and received the Prairie State Achievement award.
He hasn’t decided which university to attend in the fall, but is thinking of moving west, making his grandparents excited.
Photo— Relatively Speaking— Phyllis Kale, Mutual 12, enjoyed wine tasting in Sonoma with her granddaughter Lauren after her graduation from San Francisco State University. Lauren received her degree in communications. She received Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts awards for Outstanding 2014 Radio Program and Writing Award for Media.
Photo— RELATIVELY SPEAKING—Cadet First Class Megan Eileen O’Neil graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., this month. She will be inducted into the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant and assigned to Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma, where she will begin pilot training. Megan is the granddaughter of Nancy O’Neil, Mutual 6, grand-niece of Mary Yearwood, Mutual 12, and cousin of Roberta Haven, Mutual 12.
Clogging is topic tomorrow, 10 a.m.
The jingle of tap shoes is amplified by the Amphitheater’s acoustic shell every Wednesday morning. It’s the lively sound of the Leisure World Cloggers Club practicing the latest dance routine.
Betty Currie Erickson, president of the LW Cloggers Club, will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club meeting tomorrow, Friday, at 10 a.m in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
“It’s the sound of people having a good time,” says Betty.
She will share the history of the LW Cloggers Club and who enjoys clogging and why.
Clogging is a folk dance that traces its roots to the Appalachian Mountains, near the junctions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. It incorporates influences from Ireland, England, Wales, German, and Cherokee step dance.
The dance shoes have double-sided taps, which produce the style’s distinctive jingling sound. The lively steps and rhythms are fun for both audience and performers. “American Fitness” magazine has reported that the traditional Appalachian dance is great exercise, burning up to 400 calories an hour.
Betty enjoys clogging, genealogy and jewelry making. She keeps her friends and family well supplied with unique jewelry and accessories. She also maintains a small business selling her jewelry art. She volunteers weekly at the Huntington Beach City Library in the genealogy section and serves on the book committee. Wednesdays find her enthusiastically dancing in her clogging class at the Amphitheater. Betty has been dancing with the club for 14 years.
“We learn something new every session, and we get exercise at the same time,” says Betty. “Most important, though is that we are having fun. I think we laugh as much as we dance.”
The LW Cloggers meet every Wednesday on the Amphitheater stage, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Everyone is welcome to the Sunshine Club meeting. Membership is not required. Refreshments will be served.
Shavuot will be discussed tonight
The Yiddish Club of Leisure World will meet tonight, June 5, at 7 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
The topic will be “All About the Holiday of Shavuot.”
Shavuot is a spiritual holiday, when the 10 Commandments were received. The holiday is also connected with agriculture, when the first fruits and flowers are collected. It is traditional to eat dairy food on Shavuot.
After new words and proverbs in Yiddish are introduced, the president of the club will talk about the meaning and the traditions of the holiday. Stories and poems related to Shavuot will be recited.
Refreshments will be served after the program.
Veterans honored at annual picnic
The annual picnic for all veterans residing in Leisure World is set for Sunday, July 6, at the Clubhouse 1 picnic grounds.
The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) sponsors the event to honor “American heroes” who unselfishly sacrificed their precious time and lives to preserve the freedom all Americans enjoy today. It is a gesture by the FALW to show its gratitude to these brave heroes.
All veterans are invited to participate and to enjoy the day with programs, games and food prepared for them.
This is the fourth year the FALW has sponsored the picnic.
Veterans who would like to take part in the picnic are asked to call and submit their names, branch of service and telephone number, before June 30, to be included in the list of “Heroes.”
For further information, call Ren Villanueva, 493-1406; Ric Dizon, 446-0485; Vic Gendrano (714) 586-0948; or Aida Jose 431-3917.
Sheriff’s deputies coming June 12
June 12 is the Britannia Club’s western barbecue for all cowboys and cowgirls, so wear western gear. Members should come hungry with side dishes they feel like rustling up.
The club is giving its Fathers’ Day racehorses a rest this year and hiring some of the sheriff’s roving deputies, so watch out.
In May members celebrated Mothers’ Day and Cinco de Mayo, with fluffy flower decorations, Mexican food and another one of Marion Dodd’s fun quiz games. There was also entertainment by Carmen Edwards singing in Spanish with Carol Robinson on piano.
Members celebrating birthdays were: Doris Aboltin, Eileen Hernandez, Phyllis Mitchell, Pat O’Brien, Esther Prior and Vicki Watkins who is 97. Carmel Atkinson, who wears a lot of hats lately, won the 50/50, well-deserved.
The club needs a new person for inspirational, a memory-corner volunteer and people to barbecue
Neighbors gather to welcome directors
Over 100 Mutual 11 voters turned out for lunch and tropical- themed entertainment following the Mutual 11 annual meeting on May 22. It was an opportunity to meet the new board members and say goodbye to retiring members.
Kaye Huff was the emcee. Bob Fritz’s Cabaret entertainers, Bette Fritz, Ric Dizon, Johhny Vanek, Fransua Francuer and Tommy Williams, and 19 Hui O Hula dancers performed and entertained for an hour after lunch.
Bette Fritz and Tommy Williams sang “Time to Say Goodbye” to director Dominick “Dom” De Ceglie. Dom is retiring after serving on the board for seven years.
Officers for 2014-2015 are Phil Mandeville, returning president; Geoff Davies, vice president; Shirley French, secretary; Pam Baker, chief financial officer; Walter Lodwick, director; and John Neal, director. Dom De Ceglie, Walter Toney and Jack O’Shea will act as advisory directors. Denis Craig is the Golden Rain Foundation representative.
Jackie Hildebrant organized the affair.
Photo— BLUE HAWAI’I —Fransua and Hui O Hula dancers performed at the Mutual 11 annual luncheon.
Computer/eBay classes taught
Computer classes conducted by the Friendship Club in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, are open to all Leisure Worlders and their guests.
A repeatable introduction to the personal computer (most versions) with Jeff Sacks will be conducted Monday, June 9, from 9-10 a.m., followed by open computer questions about Windows, Mac, tablets, iPad, etc. from 10-11 a.m.
Maxine Smith conducts a separate question and answer forum, Let’s Talk eBay, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants do not need to attend the computer class to attend the eBay class. Max suggests bringing questions and if possible, an item to sell, or tell her something to buy. These forums have been more helpful than focusing on beginners’ eBay, since m people come to her class for advice, etc. Wireless Internet is available in Clubhouse 3, so wireless laptops are welcome.
Light refreshments are served. The cost is $5 for one or both classes. For information, call Jeff Sacks, (714) 642-0122.