Page 1 Dec. 12 2013

 

PARTYLINE

POOLS CLOSED: The Leisure World swimming pool and hot pool are closed for maintenance and should reopen Saturday, Dec. 21.

 

LW CHORALE: The LW Chorale will not present its annual Christmas holiday concert due to a scheduling conflict. Members want to assure fans they will be back in March and will definitely present the Christmas concert next year. The Songs of The Islands concert will be held March 21.

 

ROLLIN’ THUNDER: The Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart holiday parade will be held Dec. 18, leaving from Clubhouse 6 and meandering Northwood to Del Monte Drive. For the complete route, see page 16.

 

ESL CLASSES: Kuniko Okamo of Mutual 2, a speech pathologist, will offer a weekly English as a Second Language (ESL) class starting Jan. 14. It will be held Tuesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7; materials fee, $1 per week. Kuniko is certified by the American Speech/Language Association and is a resource specialist, among other credentials. She was employed at Stanford University Hospital’s Speech and Language Clinic. She understands the frustration of foreign-language speakers when they are misunderstood. Her class will be geared to foreign language speakers and stroke recovery patients seeking to improve grammar and clarity of speech, including accent reduction. For more information, call 598-6796.

 

RIDE SHARE: Mark Glickman of Mutual 2 would like to share driving on a trip to Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana and Michigan; 215-3028.

 

HOMEBOYS TORTILLAS: Linda Bolt of Mutual 7 encourages residents to consider serving Homeboys Tortillas strips and salsa as a snack this Christmas. They are found at Ralph’s and benefit the Father Boyle’s Homeboys charity. Its motto is “jobs, not jails.”

 

TOYS FOR TOTS

TOTS FOR TOTS—A thousand needy children and teens will have a brighter Christmas, thanks to the year-long effort of Mutual 17 residents Ronald and Dorothy Schockner. They amassed over 1,000 toys, bottles of cologne, watches, necklaces, etc., and spent more than $2,000 to fill a truck with holiday cheer for area youth. Dr. Carlos Martinez of the Eye Physicians of Long Beach also made a sizeable donation. This is the couple’s fifth year donating to Toys for Tots. Dino Ciccione, area Toys for Tots coordinator, says that 700,000 gifts are collected in his area alone. Most of the LW collection benefits the Society of St. Vincent De Paul in Fullerton, which assists children, families and the homeless. The Schockners are pictured with three of their 42 grandchildren, granddaughter Adriana Miller and great-grands Cole and Cora Miller.

 

FESTIVE DECORATIONS IN LW

Leisure World is dressed up for the holidays. Check out the following winter wonderlands around the community:

•The home of Ray and Pat Robinson, Mutual 7, 170-L,  is decorated for Christmas with a tree, lights, wreaths and three lit star ornaments common in the Philippines, courtesy of Panfilo Castivo.

•Look for lighted reindeer and trees on El Dorado near Buildings 29-59 in Mutual 2.

•Victor Landrum’s Mutual 1 home, 16-C, features a Santa on a cycle.

•Genevieve Zwilling, 90, helped decorate her apartment at Mutual 1, 62-F. She’s got trimmed windows, big red bows and festive Christmas greetings.

•Mutual 2, apartment 24-E, has stars, bows, a toy soldier, and Lights Tour.

Passenger riding on the 6:35 p.m. evening route trip may stay on board the bus for the 7:16 tour and will have priority seating. Passengers may board the bus early from anywhere along the regularly scheduled evening route. Those locations include the HCC, all clubhouses, the Main Gate and any curbside location along the evening route. See the current LW Minibus Schedule book, page 22-23, for more information about the evening route timetables.

At the conclusion of the tour, passengers will be taken near to their homes, or to any other Leisure World destination.

For more information, call Transportation Supervisor Grant Winford at 431-6586, ext. 372.

 

 

YEAR END PAYMENT PACKETS

In the last two weeks of December, shareholders will receive in the mail the year-end payment packet containing the monthly carrying charge payment information for 2014. Also included are four 2014 Guest Passes, 12 carrying charge payment coupons, or a direct debit statement, and property tax information.

People who do not receive payment information and guest passes by Jan. 7 should contact the Stock Transfer Office for assistance.  

There will be no late charges or finance charges for January to assure that all shareholders have received their payment coupons and payment information. 

For more information about monthly carrying charge payments for 2014, contact Stock Transfer at 431-6586, extension 346, 347 or 339.

—Carol Weller, mutual administration manager

 

TOBY ZIMMERMAN OBITUARY

Toby Edna Zimmerman, Golden Rain Foundation Director for Mutual 17, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, after a difficult battle with leukemia. She was 80 years old.

Toby was elected to the GRF Board of Directors in 2007 and retired in June 2011.

She served two terms as the chair of the Information Technology Services Committee and one year as the corporate secretary for the Executive Committee. She was also a member of the Finance, Publications, Recreation and Resales committees during her tenure.

Toby was born April 1, 1933, in Brooklyn, N.Y., where her parents, Louis and Bertha Hutt, raised Toby and her brother Mel Hutt.

She met David Zimmerman on a trip to the beach when she was 16. They were married in Brooklyn three years later on March 16, 1952.

Toby was fortunate to live life while actively pursuing and achieving her three passions, traveling the world, contributing to charities and enjoying her friends while playing cards.

Toby’s travels included visiting over 40 countries, six of the seven continents, and completing over 60 cruises. One of her favorite memories was the trip she and David took to China to see the Great Wall.

Toby was also passionate about supporting her favorite charitable organizations, which were B’nai B’rith and Jewish Women International. Both organizations are Jewish charity groups devoted to raising money for charitable causes all over the world. David and Toby were actively involved in helping B’nai B’rith raise money for over 40 years and Toby was honored for her service as a past president of the B’nai B’rith Women’s organization.

Toby’s third and perhaps her greatest passion, was playing cards with her friends. Toby literally spent thousands of hours playing Mahjong, and PAN with her closest friends. In her final year of life, even as leukemia drained her energy, her passion to see her friends was so strong that there were days when she willed herself to find the energy to join a card game, if even for only a brief time.

Toby was the owner of the Ye Old-Fashioned Candy Store in Long Beach and supplied Disneyland with fudge that was sold on Main Street.

Toby and David moved to Leisure World in 1998 from Anaheim, Calif.

Toby is survived by her husband David; her brother Mel Hutt; daughters, Debbie Buker and Joy de Lisser; granddaughter Mollie Buker; great-grandchildren Kiara and Paris; cousins Ted Gelman and Carl Hutt, and an amazing group of friends and relatives.

A celebration of life was held Dec. 8, and she was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 9.

 

MINIBUS TOUR

From Dec. 16-20, the GRF Minibus service will extend the Evening Bus Schedule by 45 minutes for a special Leisure World Holiday Lights tour. The tour will start at 7:16 p.m. from the Health Care Center. Seating on the bus will be first-come first-served. The Minibus will seat about 19 passengers. All are welcome to join the second annual Holiday Lights Tour.

Passenger riding on the 6:35 p.m. evening route trip may stay on board the bus for the 7:16 tour and will have priority seating. Passengers may board the bus early from anywhere along the regularly scheduled evening route. Those locations include the HCC, all clubhouses, the Main Gate and any curbside location along the evening route. See the current LW Minibus Schedule book, page 22-23, for more information about the evening route timetables.

At the conclusion of the tour, passengers will be taken near to their homes, or to any other Leisure World destination.

For more information, call Transportation Supervisor Grant Winford at 431-6586, ext. 372.

 

HOLIDAY DEADLINES

Due to holiday printing deadlines, editorial submissions for the Dec. 26 issue of the Golden Rain News must be in by 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18. The classified advertising deadline is 2:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20.