Party for Chung Cha was successful surprise
Leisure World friends, neighbors and a longtime friend from Texas surprised Chung Cha Lewis with a birthday party in Clubhouse 3 on May 10.
More than 40 friends, including many Sunshine Club members, waited for her to show up. She thought a group of friends was taking her to a concert in Los Angeles and needed to pick up one more friend in Room 1. All the guests kept the secret for over a month.
She was greeted with “happy birthday” as she entered the room expecting to see handful people.
Patti Quintero, who considers Chung Cha a second mother, baked cup cakes for the guests, served with fruit cocktail and whipped cream dessert.
When Chung Cha thanked all of the guests and friends who prepared the event; her voice choked thinking of her husband, James Lewis. The entire room got so quiet you could hear a pin drop.
Guests were treated with a sumptuous catered Korean food lunch, including marinated beef, marinated and barbecued chicken, vegetable dishes, not-so-hot kimchi, fish pancakes, mung bean pancakes, everyone’s favorite Korean noodle dish and several kinds of rice cakes brought by friend.
Four members of the Hui O Hula danced to “Pearly Shells” and “Tiny Bubble” led by Yo San. Three men line danced, to thunderous laughter, whistles and clapping for their courage and hard work.
Guests line danced to make others happy until they got tired.
It was fun and heartwarming event.
Meet tomorrow in CH 3, Room 8
The Sunshine Club meets every Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 8, from 10 a.m.-noon. It is an English-speaking class. All shareholders are welcome to attend. Membership is not required. Refreshments are provided.
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 at this event, and to enjoy the day with programs, games and food prepared for them.
This is the fourth year the FALW has sponsored this 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.
June 4 bake sale is open to public
The Italian-American Club will host a bake sale on Wednesday, June 4, in Clubhouse 4. The sale will begin at 11:30 a.m. and be open to the public. Members are asked to bring their homemade goodies between 11-11:30 a.m.
Coffee will be available free with a purchase, or for 25 cents for nonmembers. Members get free coffee during the meeting. No other refreshments are planned as the baked goods are the best treat in town.
Members are encouraged to package cookies, brownies, bars and pieces of cake and pie in small quantities for easy purchases by those who don’t bake, but enjoy a little something sweet.
After the business meeting, there will be entertainment and bingo.
Tickets, $7, for the Wednesday, July 2, picnic will be available at the June 6 meeting from Cathy Gassman, treasurer. The picnic will be held in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area.
President Frank Destra will make Italian roast beef sandwiches with sautéed bell peppers and onions, served on a fresh baguette roll. The club will furnish beer, soda, water, plates, napkins and flatware. Desserts and salads are potluck. Guests are welcome to the event if they have a ticket. Bingo will follow the lunch, which starts at noon.
Club’s 1st meeting was success
The Rainbow Ladies Social Club had a successful first meeting with 25 ladies attending. Everyone encouraged each other to bring another Leisure World “sister” to the next meeting, Tuesday, June 3, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5.
Mood swings and how they affect everyday lives will be discussed. Also members will discuss ideas and the direction the group would like to go in the future.
Coffee and refreshments will be served.
For further information, call (714) 847-5916.
Shavuot is topic at June 5 meeting
The Yiddish Club of Leisure World will meet Thursday, June 5, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 7 p.m.
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 talk about the meaning and the traditions of the holiday. Stories and poems connected with Shavuot will be recited.
Refreshments will be served after the program.
A gathering to reminisce about Brian Marineau of Mutual 2 will be held Saturday, May 31, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, hosted by Edmund Loritz and Carol Franz.
ESL classes resume June 3
The English as a Second Language class, taught by Kuniko Okamoto, Mutual 2, resumes Tuesday, June 3 after a short recess. Kuniko offers her expertise to foreign language speakers and stoke recovery patients to help improve grammar and clarity of speech, including accent reduction. She understands the problems foreign language speakers face and frustration of not being understood. Seats are limited due to the one-on-one nature of the class.
Classes are Tuesdays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, from 10-11:30 a.m.
Photo—RELATIVELY SPEAKING— Sally(left) and Jack Clark, Mutual 8, recently attended the graduation ceremony of their daughter Kara L. Clark-Wilson, R.N., from California State University, Fullerton. Kara earned a bachelor’s of science, cum laude and high honors, in nursing. Kara was member of the Golden Key International and Sigma Theta Tau honor societies. She is a single mother of three teenagers. Her mother, Sally is a retired RN and her daughter Sierrah just finished her first year of nursing school at Azusa Pacific University. Kara received the Geico Life scholarship.