CERT Training Classes The Golden Rain Foundation will provide Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training classes for shareholders in August and September at no cost.

The classes are offered as a collaborative effort with the GRF Security Department, Planning for Emergency Preparedness (PEP), and CARE ambulance service

The first class will be held from 8 a.m.-noon on Aug. 25, in Clubhouse 4, Section B. The other dates are Sept. 2, 9, 22 and 29 at the same time and location.

A small disaster simulation exercise will be part of the training Sept. 29. Members will receive hands-on training to prepare for disasters. They will learn how to douse small fires with fire extinguishers, perform medical triage, assess patients and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.

The training is not intended to replace the response of local police and fire personnel, but rather to prepare residents to be self reliant until professional help arrives.

The training is ideal for mutual building captains and directors. Seating is limited, so to attend, contact Eloy Gomez, safety and emergency coordinator, at 431-6586, ext. 356, or eloyg@lwsb.com

 

Woman’s Club

 

The Leisure World Woman’s Club will hold a card party and luncheon Aug.15 in Clubhouse 2. Lunch, priced at $9 per person, will be served at noon.

Lunch tickets will be sold by table number. One person can pick up tickets for a table of four for $36. Everyone should be seated by 11:45 a.m.

Those tables needing a substitute player for either bridge or canasta are asked to call Vivian Neiger at 594-6550 for the names of substitutes.

Standing club rules require regularly attending card players to be current members of the Woman’s Club. Membership cards should be taken to all these events.

A guest invited to attend the card party luncheon may do so twice a year, must have a luncheon reservation and be accompanied by her sponsor.

Members may pay their 2014-2015 dues ($20) at the card party or mail checks to Penny Wright, 13902 Thunderbird Lane, 8-C, Seal Beach, CA 90740.

Checks should be made out to Leisure World Woman’s Club. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and last year’s membership card with the check.

NA’AMAT USA

 

NA’AMAT USA’s annual membership campaign will feature a “Cool Down and Be Cool” luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Cost at the door is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. The cost for non-members will be applied to the dues if they join at the luncheon.

Reservations are required and should be made by Aug.15.

To make reservations or to leave names of outside guests for Main Gate entry, call Darlene Rose, 296-5140; or Henrietta Zarovsky, 596-3767.

Residents and guests who want to learn more about the local chapter are invited to attend. NA’AMAT provides essential educational, legal and social services centers in Israel.

Lunch will include gourmet salads, desserts, cool drinks and coffee. A hat contest and 50-50 drawing are planned.

Participants are encouraged to wear hats that represent one of the 18 countries where NA’AMAT organizations are located: Mexico, Brazil, the U.S, Canada, England and Israel.

The program will feature Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) via DVD speaking on women’s issues and the importance of being an active voice among women who can make change happen.

Members can renewal dues at the luncheon.

 

Woman’s Club

 

The Leisure World Woman’s Club invites shareholders and friends to the annual Victorian Tea Sept. 20 in Clubhouse 2.

The social event is the club’s major fund-raiser. Money raised will support local charities.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. so guests can buy boutique items from Carol’s Raffle. Money tree tickets will be sold in the foyer.

Lunch will served at noon, followed by Tatjana, who will entertain with singing and dancing.

Tickets are $25 each or $200 for a table of eight. To purchase them, send a check made out to Leisure World Woman’s Club, with a self-addressed stamped envelope, to Jan Kuhl, 1241 Knollwood Rd. 46-E, Seal Beach, CA 90740.

For more information, call Sally Fowler, 493-5854.

 

Open Forum

 

The Open Forum will continue a series of lectures and discussions on China’s history and society when the group meets at 10 a.m. on Aug. 19 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

The focus will be the Tang and Yuan-Mongol Dynasties (c600-1300).

The Forum meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

For more information, call Mark Barnett, president, at 430-2435.

 

American Legion

 

The American Legion Post will host a pancake breakfast for Leisure World residents from 7:30-10 a.m. on Aug. 16 at the Cubhouse 1 picnic area.

Tickets, $4, are available from any post member or at the entrance.

Entree choices are pancakes or biscuits and gravy, sausage, orange juice and coffee.

For more information, call Bud Sudbeck, commander, at 594-0209.

 

American Legion Auxiliary

 

Coffee servers and table setters are needed from the American Legion Auxiliary to assist the Post with their pancake breakfast Aug. 16 in Clubhouse 2. The ladies are asked to come at 7 a.m.

Breakfast will be served until 10 a.m.

Dues are payable. Members who did not receive notices to pay should call membership chairman Ann Hurley at 252-2291.

For more information, call Jean Sudbeck, Auxiliary president, at 594-0209.