People Happy Anniversary Weingers celebrate 60 years at surprise party
Harold and Marion Weinger, Mutual 14, reached their 60th wedding anniversary on July 14. Harold and Marion are from Detroit, Mich., and moved to Leisure World in 2000 to enjoy the warmer weather and their west coast family.
Harold married Marion on July 14, 1954. They have two children, Steve Weinger and Marsha Guttentag; four grandsons, Justin, Hayden and Zachary Weinger and Brad Guttentag; a granddaughter, Krista (Guttentag) Lopez, and a great-granddaughter, Jade Lopez.
A surprise party, with catered food, was held in their honor on July 12 at the Rossmoor home of son-in-law and daughter, Michael and Marsha Guttentag.
More than 25 friends and family helped them celebrate at the surprise affair.
Out-of-town guests included their son, Steve, from Clinton Township, Mich.; grandson Justin, from Michigan, and Marion’s brother, Hilliard Kelley, from West Palm Beach, Fla.
Harold spent several years in the Army and earned the exclusive privilege to protect President Truman. Harold also managed many groceries stores and bakeries and was a food broker throughout his successful career.
Marion raised their children and helped to raise their grandchildren.
Harold and Marion enjoy visiting their great-granddaughter Jade.
Harold and Marion are active seniors and typically walk near the beach or in the shopping malls several times a week.
LW Cloggers featured Aug. 16
The Leisure World Cloggers will be one of the six performers during the Multicultural Council’s Saturday Amphitheater show on Aug. 16 at 8 p.m.
LW Cloggers performances are crowd pleasers inside and outside of LW.
Clogging is an American folk dance originating in the southern states. The dance is lively and adapts to a variety of musical styles, including country western, jazz and swing.
The word clog is Gaelic and means “time.” Clogging emphasizes the downbeat of the music with the heel clicking, toe tapping and stomp steps. The dancer’s footwear is used musically by striking the heel, the toe, or both against a floor or each other to create audible percussive rhythms, usually to the downbeat with the heel keeping the rhythm.
The club’s dancers are part of an American tradition. 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.
The dance is traditionally associated with bluegrass music, an American-folk-style based on Scot-Irish fiddle tunes with influences from Ireland, England, and Wales.
Clogging was a social dance of the “common folk” as early as the 1700s and is the official folk dance for the Kentucky and North Carolina.
The LW Clogging Club began in the 1970s to learn the art of clogging and to foster friendship among members.
LW Cloggers Club is very happy to have an opportunity to show the American heritage of folk dance with noisy, fun steps, said Betty Currie, president of the club.
The LWCloggers Club meets on Wednesdays on the Amphitheater stage from 8:30 a.m.-noon to practice routines.
Emergency meeting was conducted
President Ren Villanueva of the Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) called an emergency meeting on July 13 to discuss the association’s future activities.
Participation in the Multicultural Council’s Saturday summer show on Aug. 16 at the Amphitheater was the first order of business. It was decided that FALW will contribute Philippine folk dancing and songs, coordinated by Pat Erickson, Ric Dizon and Lito Jeremillo.
The other important FALW activity discussed was the annual anniversary luau dinner/dance and fund raising party on Saturday, Sept. 6, that will be held in Clubhouse 2 from 5-10 p.m. Tickets, $25, are available now from the members. The net proceeds from the yearly event will be shared with the Golden Age Foundation and other charitable organizations. It will be recalled that FALW donated a substantial amount to the Philippine typhoon victims last year.
There will be a live band, exotic food, like roast pig, and dancing. Everyone is invited. Hawaiian attire is suggested. Come and enjoy a lively and joyous evening of fun. For information and tickets, call Ren Villanueva, (323) 854-6209; Ric Dizon, 446-0485; Aida Jose, 431-3917; or Myrrha Villanueva 493-1406.
Going strong at 99
Carmen Greco, Mutual 2, will celebrate his 99th birthday tomorrow, July 18.
Carmen is a WWII veteran and POW survivor with two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts.
He lives with his wife of 73 years, Florence, who will celebrate her 97th birthday next month, and their son Jay.
Learn about Holy Land trips
The Sunshine Club has invited Ron Haller, Holy Land Pilgrimage coordinator, to be its guest speaker tomorrow, July 18, from 10 a.m.-noon.
Ron, Mutual 5 resident, will speak about his Holy Land pilgrimage and how he started doing this for others. He will show slides some of some of the places he has been.
Ron and his wife, LaVerne, went on their first pilgrimage to the Holy Land in January 2012. They enjoyed it so much that they felt called to lead groups of Christians to various sacred and holy places around the world.
They have been to the Holy Land twice and are currently in various stages of organizing eight other tours to the Holy Land (Israel, Jordan), Marian Shrines (Fatima, Lourdes, Medjugorje, Chapel of Grace in Altötting, Germany and Our Lady of Guadalupe), Greek Isles, Malta, and Turkey between now and 2016.
They thoroughly enjoy doing this and consider it their way of contributing to their faith and fellowman.
Additionally, Ron and daughter Michelle started a travel business in 2005 called Honeymooners Review Guide aimed at helping couples plan and choose a honeymoon vacation.
Ron is a retired healthcare administrator. He still contributes to the health field doing consulting work for Kaiser Permanente in Ontario.
LaVerne still works at the Surgical Center of Long Beach. Ron is a retired member of Rotary International. He headed up the International Medical program to Africa and help create a free medical clinic in Zimbabwe.
Ron and LaVerne moved to Leisure World in March 2012. They enjoy living in LW with its many resources.
The Sunshine Club meets Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 8 (occasionally Room 2) , from 10 a.m.-noon. There are no membership dues; All LWers are welcome. Refreshments are provided.
Bunco benefit slated Aug. 9
Hearts and Hand United in Giving (HHUG), a non-profit organization, is having a Super Bunco Benefit for the homeless, foster children and families in need on Aug. 9 in Clubhouse 2. The cost is $25 for bunco, appetizers, ice tea and wine bar.
Social hour starts at 5 p.m. Bunco will be played from 6:30-9.
The event includes a silent auction and opportunity prizes.
All are welcome.
Call Susan Hopewell, 430-6044; or Linda Neer, 430-3214; to RSVP or for more information. Space is limited, so reserve early.
Photo— RELATIVELY SPEAKING— Joy McQueary (center), granddaughter of Thelma McQueary, Mutual 7, was promoted from Holy Innocents Elementary School in Long Beach with so many awards she had to solicit help to display them. She is the 2014 Class Salutatorian, had perfect attendance, received the President’s Education Award (signed by President Obama),Principal’s Award, Academic Junior High Decathlon Honors Award, 2014 Honor Society Medal and several
others, 14 in all.
Photo-Relatively Speaking—Gui Baker, Mutual 3, is the proud grandma to Dustin Chargualaf, whose California girls soccer team won the championship at the Minneapolis Asian Soccer tournament on July 6.
Photo-Amy Walker will dance in the International Show tomorrow, July 18, in Clubhouse 4 at 1 p.m. The show is sponsored by the American-Latino Club. All are invited to bring their own drinks and snacks. Also performing will be Carol Robinson, Carmen Edwards and Audrey McKenzie, David Noble, Bob and Galit Slater and Terry Humphrey.
PEO, Chapter RT
Make plans for card party July 23
PEO, Chapter RT’s card party and luncheon is on July 23, in Clubhouse 2 at noon. Be seated by 11:45 a.m.
There are many games to play.
All Leisure Worlders are invited. PEO Club membership is not required. Get a foursome together, ladies, gents, couples, mix and match. It is an opportunity to meet new people and have fellowship with others.
A catered lunch of deviled chicken, fruit salad, roll, éclair, coffee, tea and ice tea is served for $9. There is no additional charge for tax or tip.
There is room for more players, so get a foursome together and call Jan Krehbiel, 431-8240, to make a reservation for July 23.
Standing reservations must be cancelled with Jan before Friday, July 18. Those who do not cancel will be held responsible for $36.
PEO is an international philanthropic organization that celebrates the advancement of women; educates women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivates 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 and selected four-year programs. It has been owned and supported by the PEO Sisterhoods since 1927.
Arrangements for show on agenda
The Multicultural Council (MCC) will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 22, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. with a social hour and refreshments.
The business portion of the meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Amphitheater show on Saturday, Aug. 16, hosted by the MCC, will be the main topic on the agenda. This is the last business meeting before the show.
The MCC’s show will highlight the beauty and diversity of six cultures in Leisure World through dances and songs accompanied by cultural musical instruments. The 90-minute show starts at 8 p.m.
Performing and sharing their cultures are the Filipino Association of Leisure World, directed by Pat Erickson and Ren Villanueva; Hui O Hula, under Jojo Weingart and Kaye Huff; India, coordinated by Shama Sulakhe,and Manisha Sulakhe; Korean American Club, directed by Esther Kim and Hanna Park; Leisure World Cloggers Club, under Betty Currie and Diane Van Stralen; and Vietnamese Club, coordinated by Trung Tran and Debbie Le Tran.
Monthly MCC meetings are open to all shareholders who would like to share their cultures with others.
Discussion topics selected for Genealogy Library
Mary Yearwood, Genealogy Workshop Library librarian recently celebrated her 90th birthday.
She has traveled the country in her RV researching her family history. At age 55 she earned her pilot’s license and a hot air balloon pilot license. She is still actively doing research and works at the Genealogy Library during the week.
Everyone is invited to visit and see what the Genealogy Library has to offer. The staff will tell visitors about the facility and show them around.
The Genealogy Library is open Tuesday-Thursday, from 1-4 p.m.
Discussion topics are conducted Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. The following topics are planned for discussion:·
• July 30 – Searching for FREE Genealogy Books on line
• Aug. 6 – Procedure for obtaining DNA testing (how/where to apply)
• Aug. 13 – Time-lines revisited (filling out a time-line work sheet)
The Genealogy Library is located in Clubhouse 3, Room 10. Those who have topics to discuss should contact the Genealogy Library.
Genealogy Workshops general meetings are held in Clubhouse 3, Room 1 on the fourth Wednesday of the month; however, there will be no meeting July 23. General meetings will resume on Aug. 27.
Copies of previous speaker handouts, and in many cases audio recordings, of their presentations are available.
Computer/eBay classes taught
Computer classes conducted by the Friendship Club in Clubhouse 6, Room B, are open to all Leisure Worlders and their guests.
iPad for Beginners with Jeff Sacks will be conducted Monday, July 21, at 10 a.m., followed by questions about iPads and Macs at 11.
Maxine Smith conducts a separate question-and-answer forum, Let’s Talk eBay, at noon. 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 just focusing on beginners’ eBay. Many people come to her class for advice, etc.
Refreshments will be served. The cost is $5 for all classes that day. For information, call Jeff, (714) 642-0122.