WE THE PEOPLE The We the People Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 24, in Clubhouse 2 with a seminar on how to combat the widespread problem of elder abuse. A local law firm will conduct the seminar, which is designed to empower seniors and their families by informing them of their legal rights.

The seminar will cover matters such as common issues with trusts and wills, elder abuse, power of attorney, power of attorney vs. conservatorship, avoiding elder financial abuse and other legal issues. The seminar will also include a brief question-and-answer session with the attorney speakers.  

The purpose of the We the People Club is to offer monthly educational and informational programs of interest to the Leisure World community and lifestyle.

Meetings are open to all shareholders and guests. For more information, visit LWSB.org info@wethepeople-sealbeach.com or call 431-4061.



The Concerned Shareholders of Leisure World will meet at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Secretary Carol Hesse will read the February meeting minutes, and Betty Keatley will give the treasurer’s report. President Dave Lyon will call for nominations for a third director-at-large to bring the CSLW Board of Directors to its full complement of seven members.

Once the brief business items have been completed, a discussion of current issues of concern to the Leisure World community will follow. Among the potential topics are a proposal to change the current two-year terms of office for Seal Beach City Council to three years; the proposed dissolution of the Leisure World mutuals’ “Self-Insurance Fund” and escalating costs of the GRF Information Technology Services Department.

Membership dues of $3 for the 2014 calendar year will be accepted from new members. All Leisure World shareholders are welcome to the meeting and to join the Concerned Shareholders. Stay informed with Concerned Shareholders.



The Mutual 6 Board of Directors invites Mutual 6 residents to run for the board. Consider participating in the community by becoming a board member. This is an important part of keeping Mutual 6 a well-organized, well-maintained, financially healthy and progressive mutual.  It takes active participation from residents who are willing to volunteer their time.

The deadline for becoming a candidate is April 28. Information on how to run for the Mutual Board is printed each week in the Golden Rain News. Current directors are available to answer questions. 



The Golden Rain Foundation Board welcomes shareholders to open committee meetings. The following is the remainder of the schedule for March.

Communications Committee

1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13, Administration

•Finance Committee

9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 18, Administration

•Traffic Enforcement Ad Hoc Committee

2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20, Administration



The Leisure World Democratic Club will meet Tuesday, March 18, in Clubhouse 4. A lunch consisting of a Subway sandwich, potato chips and soda or water, $5, will be served  from 12:15-1 p.m. when the formal meeting will start. For lunch reservations, call Mary Larson, 296-8521. People may bring their own lunches.

Jose Solorio, who is running for the 34th Senate District, which includes Seal Beach, will speak. The son of migrant farm workers, Jose Solorio went from a teen-ager laboring in the fields alongside his parents to earning a master’s degree from Harvard University in the School of Public Policy.

After six years in the State Assembly, he now serves on the Board of Trustees for the Rancho Santiago Community College District.



Any Mutual member in good standing is eligible to be a candidate for his or her Mutual Board of Directors. A member in good standing is defined as a shareholder (or homeowner in Mutual Seventeen) who is no more than 30 days in arrears of their carrying charge. There are three ways for members in good standing to be considered candidates:

(1) Be nominated by their Mutual’s Nominating Committee at least 60 days before the Annual Meeting (or be on a slate of candidates submitted by the Mutual Secretary if the Mutual does not have a nominating committee), OR

(2) Bypass the Mutual and submit an “Application for Candidacy” to the Stock Transfer Office during the Mutual’s application submission period (dates are shown on the accompanying chart), OR

(3) Be nominated from the floor during the Mutual’s Annual Meeting.*

Candidates who are placed in nomination in a timely manner, either by the Mutual or by self-nomination, will be listed on the Secret Mail-in Ballot that is mailed to each household in a Mutual. *Note that potential candidates who are nominated from the floor during their annual meetings will not be listed on the Secret Mail-in Ballot. All self-nominated candidates must submit an “Application for Candidacy.”

The Application for Candidacy forms are available at the Stock Transfer Office in the Administration Building. The application can be returned in person or by mail to the Stock Transfer Office.

Resumes are optional. Candidates who are placed in nomination by their boards may submit a resume to the Mutual Secretary before the slate is due. Candidates who are self-nominated may attach their resume to their completed applications.

For further information on being a candidate, call 431-6586, ext. 347 or 348.



•Mutual 12

9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 13, Administration

•Mutual 3

9:15 a.m., open forum; 9:30 a.m., meeting starts, Friday, March 14, Administration

•Mutual 16

9:30 a.m., Monday, March 17, Administration

•Mutual 15

1 p.m., Monday, March 17, Administration

•Mutual 14

1 p.m., open forum; 1:30 p.m., meeting starts; Tuesday, March 18, Administration

•Mutual 5

9 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, Administration

•Mutual 7

1 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, Administration

•Mutual 2

9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 20, Administration

•Mutual 11

1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20, Clubhouse 3, Room 9

•Mutual 8

1:30 p.m., Monday, March 24, Administration

•Mutual 10

9 a.m., open forum; 9:15 a.m., meeting starts; Wednesday, March 26, Administration

•Mutual 1

9:30 a.m., open forum; 9:45 a.m., meeting starts; Thursday, March 27, Administration

•Mutual 12, special

9 a.m., Friday, March 28, Physical Property

•Mutual 6

9:30 a.m., Friday, March 28, Administration



A special Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 14, at 1 p.m. in the Administration Conference Room. Foundation members are welcome to attend; seating may be limited. The agenda is as follows:

•Call to Order

•Pledge of Allegiance


•Member Comments

•Roll Call

•Amend Policy 2850, Display Advertising Commissions

•Amend Policy 4311, Vacation Procedures

•Rescind Regulation 4322, Sick Leave Program

•Amend Policy 4420, Group Term Life Insurance

•Amend Policy 4441, Insured Programs

•Amend Policy 4610, Performance Evaluation

•Rescind Regulation 4611, Performance Evaluation Procedure

•Adopt Policy 5023, GRF Department Organization Charts

•Rescind Policy 2003, Administrative Organization Chart

•Rescind Policy 2003.1-Administrative Organization Chart – Titles Only

•Rescind Policy 2003.2-Administrative Organization Chart-Titles and Names

•Rescind Policy 2102 – Community Administration Organization Chart

•Rescind Policy 2202 – Accounting Dept. Organization Chart

•Rescind Policy 2303 – Service Maintenance Organization Chart

•Rescind Policy 2402 – Security & Transportation Organization Chart

•Rescind Policy 2502 – Leisure World Library Organization Chart

•Rescind Policy 2602 – Recreation Department Organization Chart

•Rescind Policy 2802 – News Department Organization Chart

•Rescind Policy 5021 – GRF Organization Chart

•Adopt Policy 5045, Board Member Use of Foundation Equipment

•Amend Policy 5536.1, Guest Passes (PRELIMINARY VOTE)

•Award License Plate Recognition Software System

•Approve Funding of Project to Install Automatic Doors at CH3 Restroom

•Discussion: Foundation Bylaws

•Executive Director’s Report

•Executive Session – legal update




The Leisure World GOP Club will meet Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m., in Clubhouse 4, Room C. After a short business meeting, California Assemblyman John Goya will speak on measures to combat the drought and give an update on the most recent legislation and his upcoming reelection campaign.

Mr. Goya’s first job was as a packer at a supermarket checkout line at Shop Rite in Hoboken, N.J., when he was nine years old. After a series of jobs, he went to college and became a chemical engineer. In his 27-plus years of business experience, Mr. Goya stated that he acquired a vast knowledge of workplace operations in many spheres. For the last four years, he worked in medical care and presently he is the owner/operator and chief operations officer of West Ocean MD.

Mr. Goya is trained to “assess risk and prevent loss,” a unique skill that allows him to easily adapt strategies and work to solve problems in California’s 70th Legislative District. His responsibilities include health care, education, spending, economy and budgets, veteran causes and protecting seniors.

He believes that his distinctive skill set is unmatched in the reelection race for State Assembly in the 70th District. He believes that all residents of the community should be treated in a fair and equitable manner.

—Jim Hoover



The campaign cycle for the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors will begin soon. During 2014, board seats representing even-numbered Mutuals are up for election. During odd-numbered years, board seats representing odd-numbered Mutuals are up for election.

Any member in good standing is eligible to be a candidate for the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors representing his or her even-numbered Mutual. A member in good standing is defined as a Mutual shareholder/owner who is no more than 30 days in arrears of his or her carrying charge.

Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by their Mutual’s nominating committee or board of directors.

Candidates who are self-nominated must complete an “Application for Candidacy” before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18, (“Application for Candidacy” forms are available in the board office in the admin-

istration Building beginning Monday, March 3).

Candidates who are nominated by their Mutuals’ nominating committees or boards of directors will have their names submitted to the board office by the Mutual Secretary. Upon receipt of submitted names, the GRF Board Office will contact candidates and arrange for them to receive an “Application for Candidacy” and candidate instructions.

In accordance with Policy 5025, Election Procedures, each candidate may submit a resume of 300 words or less to the Board Office. Resumes shall cite background and qualifications only and are due before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25.

Candidates who complete a timely “Application for Candidacy” (or are nominated by a Mutual’s nominating committee or board) will be listed on the secret mail-in ballot. Ballot packets containing the secret mail-in ballot, postage-paid envelopes, balloting instructions, and deadlines will be mailed to each household in the even-numbered Mutuals on Thursday, May 1. The GRF by-laws have no provisions for write-in candidates on the ballots or for nominations from the floor.

For further information on being a candidate for the GRF Board, call 431-6586, ext. 303, for the board office, or 310 for Administration.