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LWer celebrates 80th in Fillmore
Doris Perez, Mutual 15, celebrated her 80th birthday with her children, grandchildren, relatives and friends.
The party was held at the family picnic in Kenny Grove Park, Fillmore, Calif.
Sixty-one family members and friends from all over Southern California helped with the party. Doris was serenaded by her niece Katya Wilson visiting from New York City and Marika Gerard from Marina Del Rey.
In turn, Doris wowed the crowd with her rendition of the song, “I Don’t Look Good Naked Anymore.”
Doris was showered with many gifts, including a cake with her picture on it. Food, drinks, games and a piñata completed a fun afternoon.
GR executive director is guest
Randy Ankeny, Golden Rain Foundation executive director, will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club tomorrow, July 11 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 10 a.m.-noon.
Through his experience and education, Mr. Ankeny has developed a keen sense of customer service and a commitment to enhance lifestyle and to protect and increase property value of the communities under his care.
Mr. Ankeny has been in his post for a little more than a year. It will be very interesting to find out how much he has learned about Leisure World since he has been here, and his plans for improving the community.
The Sunshine Club of Seal Beach Leisure World hosts classes to help with everyday living in Leisure World on Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 8 or 2. It is an English-speaking class. All shareholders are welcome to attend; membership is not required. Refreshments are served.
Photo— GR NEWS distributor Dan Pomeroy (right) and his son Nathan get papers ready for delivery to LW shareholders. Those who do not receive their paper by 9 on Thursday morning should call 430-0534, only between 9-10 a.m, to have a paper delivered.
Photo— MUTUAL 1—What a relaxing day the residents in and about Thunderbird and St. Andrews drives had when they decided to entertain their friends and family with a “Picnic on Our Greenbelt.” Guests shared a multitude of delicious potluck dishes and enjoyed the company of about 50 guests. Skills were matched with Pictionary and a water balloon toss that proved who had the best motor skills. To top off the afternoon, Julia Goretsky’s daughter Julia shared a beautiful song she sings on one of the world’s largest cruise lines.
Social Club of LW
Make plans to attend flea market
The Social Club of Leisure World will host the summer flea market on Saturday, July 12, in Clubhouse 2, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
There will be 60 tables full of bargains, including homemade bakery items, refreshments and lunch.
Outsiders are welcome, but must call Marge McDonald, 234-3875, 48 hours in advance for admittance to Leisure World.
Musical, dance entertainment arranged for July 19
The Nikkei Club of Leisure World will meet on Saturday, July 19, at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. There will be a social hour followed by a business meeting, lunch and entertainment. Lunch will be served around 11 a.m.
President, Howard Okamoto will conduct the meeting. The new officers are President Howard Okomoto, Vice President Sherrie Vanek, Secretary Miye Onodera and Treasurer Miki Yeshito.
Miye and Miki served as officers last year.
After a short business meeting the entertainment will start.
Ellen Brannigan has organized and directed a program for the Nikkei Club.
The entertainers are Ellen, with her friends Shalla Callahan, Max Cadabona, Jay and Bennie de la Cruz and Stan Shiroma.
Stan will open with a Japanese song, followed by Ellen and Shalla singing “Bye Bye Love” Later Ellen will sing “Stand by Your Man.”
Bennie will sing “This Is a Lovely Way to Spend an Evening,” followed by a ukulele number by Max, Jay, Bennie and Stan. After the ukulele number, Ellen and Max will sing “Tiny Bubbles” and Sherrie will sing “The Flowers Will Bloom.” The closing number will be “Sukiyaki,” sung by the entire musical group.
Thanks to Ellen for her organ-izational skills, the rehearsals and offering the Nikkei Club such a out standing performance.
Stan Shiroma lead the members in singing popular Japanese songs while playing the ukelele during the June 22 social gathering of the Nikkei Club. A huge potluck feast was also enjoyed by all.
Anyone interested in the club is welcome. Contact Howard Okamoto, 594-4270, or Sherrie Vanek, 296-8074, for information.
Veterans from all wars attended annual picnic
The fourth annual U.S. Armed Forces veterans picnic sponsored by the Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) held July 6 was a success. Over 60 veterans with their wives and guests were welcomed and feted with fabulous food and entertainment.
Last year few World War II veterans were missed. Those who were with us have not lost the stories of their experiences in the face of death.
Morton Goldberg, a WWII Army veteran embodies “the humor and beauty of life” as he calls living in Leisure World.
The veterans were very appreciative to FALW for its gesture of respect and remembrance of their services to this great nation. Councilman Mike Levitt and Frank Tripoli also echoed their gratitude, being veterans themselves, to the members of the association for the honor bestowed to them.
The food served was a collective taste of American and Pacific cuisines such as barbecued rib slices, hot dogs, baked chicken, baked beans, rice noodles, egg rolls, corn on the cob, and fresh salad with all the condiments.
In addition, there was a variety of desserts such as Philippine specialty cakes, flan, fresh-cut fruit, coffee, soda and water.
No roasted pig this time... it is reserved for the FALW anniversary-luau party on Sept. 6. Tickets are available.
Those gathered were entertained with a modified military marching line dance with precision footwork.
After the dance, FALW asked the audience to participate by singing a portion of the five military hymns and closing with “God Bless America.”
The veterans were presented individual gifts from the FALW to remember the day’s events.
“Stay healthy, see everyone next year and God bless,” says FALW President Ren Villanueva.
An emergency FALW meeting has been called for Sunday, July 13, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 at 3 p.m. to discuss the anniversary-luau event. Arrive on time.
Photo— INTERNATIONAL SHOW—Maria Rodriquez (center, front), president of the American-Latino Club, invites everyone to the club’s free music and dance show on Friday, July 18, in Clubhouse 2, at 2 p.m. Performers include Carmen Edwards (clockwise from bottom left), Audrey McKenzie, David Noble, pianist Ben Berg, director Bob Slater, Amy Walker and pianist Carol Robinson. Also performing but not pictured are Galit Slater and Terry Humphrey. a
Annual veterans picnic is today
The Korean-American Club will host its annual picnic for Korean War veterans today, July 10, at noon in the picnic area next to Clubhouse 1.
All Korean War veterans are invited to join club members and enjoy Korean food.
For more information, call Esther Kim, (714) 616-6267.
DEVIS will perform Indian Bollywood dances
The Multicultural Council (MCC) will host the Saturday Amphitheater show on Aug. 16, to showcase the beauty of the different cultures in Leisure World. The 90-minute show starts at 8 p.m. and will feature six ethnic clubs showing their diversified cultures through dances with colorful costumes or with folk songs that have been performed for over 100 years.
Clubs performing and sharing their cultures are the Filipino Association of LW, Hui O Hula, DEVIS (India), Korean-American Club, LW Cloggers Club and Vietnamese-American Club.
The Dancing, Exercising, Volunteering, Inspiring and Sahelis, friends in the Hindi language (DEVIS), will represent the Indian culture. MCC member Shama Sulakhe’s niece, Manisha Sulakhe, is the leader of group DEVIS. The group will perform a Bollywood traditional dance with gorgeous, colorful costumes showing the country’s rich history.
DEVIS was founded in 2009 in a garage with two people. Now it has blossomed to 50 members with 20 on the waiting list.
DEVIS meets every Sunday for Bollywood dancing, zumba and yoga for fitness and then has discussions on health.
DEVIS performs dances for charity to promote India’s culture and also does community-based volunteering such as making caps for chemotherapy patients and for the Knots of Love organization; they feed hot lunches to the homeless in downtown Los Angeles and raise funds with a Danceathon for a charity organization, gathering well-known Bollywood choreographers to showcase their talents.
PHOTO—Hearts and Hand United in Giving (HHUG), a non-profit organization, donates clean used towels and washcloths, new disposable razors, toothbrushes, travel size shampoos, lotions, bath soaps, and toothpaste to the Long Beach Multi-Service Center, which provides a variety of services to homeless men, women and families in the community. HHUG makes two deliveries every month. To donate call Susan Hopewell, 430-6044, for pick-up. Visit www.hhug.org to learn more about HHUG.