GOVERNMENT AUGUST 7, 2014
RECAP OF GOLDEN RAIN FOUNDATION BOARD
ACTIVITY OF AUGUST 2014
At its meeting on Friday, Aug. 1, the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors:
•Approved the proposed renovations to the second floor of the Administration Conference Room at a cost not to exceed $70,000;
•Adopted Policy 2811, News Coverage of Candidates Running for Public Office;
•Committed the tentative amendment of Policy 5536.1, Guest Passes, to the Executive Committee.
The minutes of the special Board meeting will be published in the Golden Rain News upon approval at the next board meeting.
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE
The Seal Beach Senior Bus is a service provided by the City of Seal Beach Senior Services Division of the Recreation Department. The service is funded by the City of Seal Beach through various local, state and federal grants. The city contracts with a transportation company, Western Transit, which supplies the bus and the drivers.
This shuttle bus has a capacity for two wheelchair passengers, and people with walkers are allowed to bring them onto the bus. The shuttle bus specifically serves Leisure World, providing service to the Old Ranch Town Center and The Shops at Rossmoor. It operates on the following schedule:
•Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: The bus enters Leisure World at St. Andrews Gate at 1:50 p.m. and makes a loop that includes the Health Care Center, Clubhouse 2, Clubhouse 3, and then exits Leisure World at the Main Gate. If the bus fills up with passengers before it completes its loop, the driver will take those on the bus to the shopping center and then return at approximately 2:20 p.m. to pick up passengers who did not get picked up on the earlier trip. The bus makes two return trips to Leisure World from the shopping center and completes the last trip by 4:30 p.m.
• Thursdays: The bus enters Leisure World and follows the same loop as the Monday-Wednesday bus. The Thursday bus operates from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The bus enters Leisure World every hour on the hour. The last pick up in Leisure World is at 3 p.m.
•Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: There is no shopping center shuttle bus on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays.
•President Barack Obama
Vice President Joe Biden
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Wash., D.C., 20500; (202) 456-1414, switchboard; (202) 456-1111, comments; website: www.whitehouse.gov
•Barbara Boxer, D, District Office: 312 N. Spring St., No. 1748, Los Angeles, CA, 90012; (213) 894-5000; boxer.senate.gov
•Dianne Feinstein, D, District Office: 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., No. 915, Los Angeles, CA, 90025; (310) 914-7300; feinstein.senate.gov
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
•Dana Rohrabacher, R, 46th, District Office: 101 Main St., No. 380, Huntington Beach, CA, 92648; (714) 960-6483; rochrabacher.house.gov (District covers Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Long Beach (coastal and east side), Avalon, San Pedro (port area), Palos Verdes Peninsula and parts of Santa Ana and Westminster.
•Gov. Jerry Brown, State Capitol Building, Suite 1173, Sacramento, CA, 95814; (916) 445-2841; website: gov.ca.gov
•Lou Correa, 34th District, District Office: 950 South Coast Dr., Suite 240, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626; (714) 957-4555; Capitol Office: State Capitol, Room 5052, Sacramento, CA, 95814-4900; (916) 651-4034; District Office: 2323 N Broadway, Suite 245, Santa Ana, CA, 92706;
(714) 558-4400 (covers the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.) Note: Sen. Correa is temporarily representing Seal Beach pending 2014 elections due to redistricting).
•Travis Allen, 72nd District, Capitol Office: PO Box 942849, Room 5126, Sacramento, CA, 94249-0072; (916) 319-2072; District Office: 17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 570, Huntington Beach, CA, 92647; (714) 843-4966; (covers parts of Huntington Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, Fourntain Valley, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor)
ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
•John Moorlach, supervisor, District 2,10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, 92701; (714) 834-3220; egov.ocgov.com
SEAL BEACH COUNCIL
Seal Beach City Hall, 211 Eighth St., Seal Beach, 90740; (562) 431-2527; www.sealbeachca.gov/government/council/; Ellery A. Deaton, District 1, mayor; David W. Sloan, District 2, mayor pro tem; and members Gordon A. Shanks, District 3; Gary A. Miller, District 4; and Michael P. Levitt, District 5.
by JoAnn Englund
With a theme of “Americana,” the annual Democratic Club fund raiser was held in Clubhouse 4 on Saturday, July 26, with 120 in attendance. Beverly Emus chaired the event.
Four local candidates running in the fall elections—Joel Block, candidate for Assembly District 72; Jim Moreno, candidate for trustee to the Coast Community College Board; Sue Savary, candidate for the 48th Congressional District, and Jose Solorio, candidate for state senator for the 34th district—were special guests.
Mary Larson, president, began the evening by presenting the Democrat of the Year award to Dale Lieberfarb, club vice president.
Former Sen. Joe Dunn, now executive director of the California State Bar Association, was the keynote speaker.
Jerry Bartucciotto, tenor who teaches voice and performs opera and jazz in Orange County, performed. Barbara McElhenny, pianist, played dinner music with a patriotic theme.
A roster of club members volunteering for the dinner were: Penny Anderson, Ruth Ann Arlat, Jo Ann Englund, Charlene Haws, Betty Kobata, Jan La Rosa, Janice Laine, Dale Lieberfarb, Bessie Smith, Dave Silva, Keith Tombrink, Paula Van der Lens and Pat Venables.
The Golden Rain Transportation Department will conduct an informational meeting on using the Minibus service from 10-11 a.m., today, Aug. 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. The orientation session will repeat at the same location from 6-7 p.m. The sessions cover minibus system routes and timetables, Golden Rain Access Bus service and other bus services available in in LW.
For more information, call minibus supervisor Grant Winford at 431-6586, ext. 372.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
GOLDEN RAIN FOUNDATION
June 24, 2014
President Winkler called the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) to order at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Clubhouse Four.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Executive Director led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Board met June 3, 2014 for a special meeting to start the ballot counting process for the GRF Directors representing the even-numbered Mutuals. During the counting, the Board met in Executive Session with Corporate Counsel to discuss a legal matter.
The Board met June 10 for the Annual Meeting and for a special meeting for the purpose of organization.
The Board has met three times this month for training and orientation purposes.
The Board met yesterday for a special meeting in Executive Session to discuss a legal matter with Corporate Counsel.
Several Committee meeting dates have moved around the calendar schedule. Please keep an eye on the Golden Rain News for the meeting schedule. As a reminder, committee meetings are open to all shareholders.
I am proud to welcome our FOUR freshmen GRF Board members: Ms. Snowden from Mutual Two, Mrs. Reed from Mutual Four, Mr. McGuigan from Mutual Eight, and Mr. Lukoff from Mutual Fourteen. Thank you for your service & GOOD LUCK!
The regular monthly GRF Board meetings will return to the 10:00 start time in July.
Agenda item #8, Ratify Committee Assignments, has been withdrawn from the agenda and will be addressed in July.
In accordance with Policy 5610, Participation by Foundation Members, members may enter into a comment period prior to the beginning of business. Members must register their requests in advance of the meeting. Comments are limited to four minutes.
One Foundation members spoke on committee assignment ratification, North Gate construction, and attendance at Board meetings.
The Corporate Secretary reported that Directors Blake, Michaelides, DeMarco, Snowden, Stone, Reed, Wood, Rapp, McGuigan, Krieger, Winkler, Craig, Damoci, Lukoff, Kravitz, Bolton and Moore were present. Director Coven was absent. Executive Director Ankeny and Controller Miller were also present.
BOARD MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS
The Board members introduced themselves and shared their personal backgrounds.
STAFF INTRODUCTIONS / SERVICE AWARD PRESENTATIONS
The Foundation’s management and supervisory staff introduced themselves and shared information on their work and responsibilities in the community.
Security Chief Guerrero presented a service plaque and pin to:
Larry Campbell Security 10 years service
Although they were unable to attend today’s meeting, the following employees were recognized for their service to the Foundation:
Carl Wiggins Recreation 10 years service
Sharon Rico Security 5 years service
The Board thanks these employees for their service.
RATIFY LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER
ADVISORY BOARD ASSIGNMENTS
In accordance with the management agreement between Golden Rain Foundation and the Los Alamitos Medical Center:
The primary role of the LAMC Medical Advisory Board shall be to assure continuity of care and to identify health care needs of the community. The Advisory Board shall provide philosophical and ethical direction for the management and operation of the Health Center and the services being offered. The permanent members of the Advisory Board on behalf of GRF shall be the GRF President and GRF Executive Director. The permanent members of the Advisory Board on behalf of LAMC shall be the LAMC Executive Director, Health Care Center Medical Director, and Health Care Center Administrator. GRF and LAMC shall have the privilege of appointing up to a total of four additional members to the Advisory Board. The additional members on behalf of GRF shall be appointed annually in June by the President of the GRF Board of Directors. Said appointees shall be subject to ratification by the full Board of GRF.
The members to be appointed to the Medical Advisory Board for the 2014/2015 term are Tim Bolton, Lou Krieger, Mario Michaelides and Mary Wood.
Mr. DeMarco MOVED, seconded by Mrs. Damoci and carried unanimously -
TO ratify the President’s appointment of Tim Bolton, Lou Krieger, Mario Michaelides and Mary Wood to the LAMC Medical Advisory Board for the 2014/2015 term.
The Controller’s report is included at the end of the minutes as an attachment.
The meeting was adjourned was at 2:39 p.m.
Mary E. Wood, Corporate Secretary
GRF Board of Directors
The Presidents’ Council will meet today, Aug. 7, at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. Participation will be limited to mutual presidents and director guests.
HOLIDAY CARPORT CLEANINGS
The following is the remainder of the holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2014:
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.
GRF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The Golden Rain Foundation Board welcomes residents to its open committee meetings. All meetings are held in the Administration conference room unless otherwise noted.
The following is the schedule through August:
1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6
•Physical Property Committee
1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8
1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 11
•Information Technology Services Committee
10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12
•Security, Bus & Traffic Committee
1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13
1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19
9:15 a.m., open forum; 9:30 a.m., meeting starts, Friday, Aug. 8,
9:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 11, Administration
9 a.m., open forum; 9:30 a.m., meeting starts; Wednesday, Aug. 13, Administration
9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, Administration
9:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 18, Administration
1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 18, Administration
1 p.m., open forum; 1:30 p.m., meeting starts; Tuesday, Aug. 19, Administration
9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20, Administration
1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20, Administration
9:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, Administration
1:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, Clubhouse 3, Room 9
•Mutual 12, special
9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 22, Physical Property
9:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 22, Administration
1:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25, Administration
9 a.m., open forum; 9:15 a.m., meeting starts; Wednesday, Aug. 27, Administration
9:30 a.m., open forum; 9:45 a.m., meeting starts; Thursday, Aug. 28, Admninstration
ACCESS BUS SERVICE
Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) Access Service is available for people who have mobility limitations and disabilities and meet the certification eligibility requirements.
The OCTA Access Service will take “certified passengers” anywhere they want to go to as long as it is within a quarter- mile of any regular OCTA route.
The fare for this service is $2.70 per passenger for each one-way trip.
If a passenger would like the driver to escort him or her with a pick up or drop off, there is an additional charge of $5 for each escort.
Also, each certified passenger may bring a qualified personal care attendant with them at no cost. All other companions must pay the regular one-way fare of $2.70. The bus usually limits passengers to one companion per reservation. A round-trip runs $5.70 and can cost as much as $25.40 for door-to-door service at both pick-up and destination. It is important to note that passengers are given a 90-minute window for a pick-up time on their return.
Private carriers such as taxis are available and can be reasonably priced if the cost is shared among two or more passengers. There are some private party transportation services listed in the local newspapers and the Golden Rain News. These options can cost from around $10 to approximately $35 or more depending on the travel time.
Many of the larger grocery companies now offer an online delivery service. Usually the customer places their orders online, and items are delivered to their front doors. Many of these retailers have introductory offers that provide a discount on the first order and free delivery, but require a minimum order amount.
After the introductory order, most grocery retailers will charge a delivery fee and still require a minimum purchase amount.
The delivery charges can range from around $7 to around $25 or more.