The following tentative agenda for the Golden Rain Foundation monthly board meeting Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4:

•Call to Order

•Pledge of Allegiance

•Seal Beach City Council


•Member Comments

•Roll Call

•Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Oct. 22, 2013

•Rescind Regulation 4161, Disclosure Reg. – Gifts

•Adopt Policy 4162, Gift Disclosure – Employees & Foundation Members

•Accept Donation of Funds for Access Bus

•Accept Donation of Funds for Audible Pedestrian System

•Approve Contract for Section R of the Perimeter Wall

•Approve Contract for Main Gate Landscape Architectural Services

•Approve Contract for Community Facilities Fire Protection Services

•Approve Striping Plan for Golden Rain Road

•Approve Ten-Year Pavement Maintenance Study

•Approve Increase in Service Maintenance Overtime Rate

•Approve Clubhouse Five Room Modification for Vending Machines

•Approve Purchase of Library Security System

•Approve Purchase of Mailing Machine and Folder

•Approve 2014 Insurance Program

•Communications Committee Report

•Executive Committee Report

•Finance Committee Report

•Information Tech. Services Committee Report

•Library Committee Report

•Physical Property Committee Report

•Recreation Committee Report

•Security, Bus & Traffic Committee Report

•Controller’s Report

•Executive Director’s Report

•Board Member Comments/Requests




The Senior Medicare Patrol, in partnership with the Golden Rain Foundation, will present a talk about Medicare and the Affordable Care Act by Julie R. Schoen from 1-3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, at Clubhouse 4. She is legal council for the Health Insurance Council and Advocacy Program (HICAP), Council on Aging-Orange County.



The Golden Rain Foundation Board welcomes shareholders to open committee meetings. The following is the schedule for December:

Executive Committee

1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, Clubhouse 3, Room 2

•Physical Property Committee

1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, Clubhouse 3, Room 1

•Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, Clubhouse 3, Room 1

•Recreation Committee

1:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, Clubhouse 3, Room 2

•Information Technology Services Committee

10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, Clubhouse 3, Room 1

•Communications Committee

1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, Clubhouse 4, Section A

•Finance Committee

9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, Clubhouse 3, Room 2

•Traffic Enforcement Ad Hoc Committee

2:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19, Clubhouse 3, Room 1

The Library Committee meeting was cancelled this month.



Due to holiday printing deadlines, editorial submissions for the Nov. 28 Thanksgiving issue of the Golden Rain News must be in by 4 p.m., today, Nov. 21.



The We The People Club will meet Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. GRF Gates & Patrol Chief Jaime Guerrero will speak.

The Gates & Patrol Department responds to all emergencies in the community, working to ensure residents’ safety and security. They also make sure emergency responders are able to easily access LW units. Their most visible function is staffing the entrances to the community. The least visible is developing, testing and maintaining a disaster preparedness plan for the community.

All shareholders and guests are welcome to attend. The purpose of the club is to offer educational information relative to the community and lifestyle in Leisure World at monthly meetings. For more information, log on to,, or call 431-4061. 

—Bob Croft



An executive session of the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 9 a.m. in the Clubhouse 4 Art Room. The purpose of the meeting is to hear a legal update in executive session. The agenda is as follows:

•Call to Order

•Roll Call

•Legal Update




Golden Rain Foundation and Mutual budget reports were included in last week’s Golden Rain News. Residents who did not receive a copy may pick them up at The News Office.



The following is the remainder of the holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2013:


Thanksgiving Day

•Mutual 11, Carports 130-131, will be cleaned Friday, Nov. 29, instead of Thursday, Nov. 28.

• Mutual 15, Carports 3, 6-8, 10-13, will be cleaned Friday, Nov. 29, instead of Thursday, Nov. 28.

• Mutual 16, Carports 9, will be cleaned Friday, Nov. 29, instead of Thursday, Nov. 28.

Christmas Day

•Mutual 11, Carports 132-133, will be cleaned Monday, Dec. 30, instead of Wednesday, Dec. 25.

•Mutual 12, Carports 141-146, will be cleaned Monday, Dec. 30, instead of Wednesday, Dec. 25.

•Mutual 15, Carports 4-5, will be cleaned Monday, Dec. 30, instead of Wednesday, Dec 25.



Falsework beams now span lanes of the southbound I-405 freeway, and crews are pouring the stems, soffits and deck, section by section, of the new Seal Beach Boulevard bridge.

The soffit is the underside of the bridge (the part drivers see overhead when driving under a bridge); the stem is the center part of the bridge, and the bridge deck is the roadway surface motorists drive on.

Last week, traffic was shifted onto the newly paved outside lanes of the northbound and southbound I-405 freeway to make room in the center of the freeway for the new SR-22 / I-405 carpool connector.

This week there will be nightly full closures along portions of the westbound SR-22, northbound and southbound I-405 freeways.

For more detailed information about closure times and recommended detour routes, visit



Leisure World members who need the assistance, part-time or full-time, of a caregiver in their apartments must register in a simple process at the Stock Transfer Office every six months.

After registering, caregivers are issued a numbered entrance pass good for six months and a badge holder that indicates whether they are part-time or full-time. Caregivers are required to wear the badge at all times while in the community, including entering through any security gate, at the Leisure World Health Care Center and all facilities and clubhouses, walking in the community and most importantly, while doing laundry in the mutual laundry rooms. For more information, call 431-6586, ext. 346.



•Mutual 2

9:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, Administration

•Mutual 11

1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, Clubhouse 3, Room 9

•Mutual 6

9:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22, Administration

•Mutual 8

1:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25, Administration

•Mutual 1, rescheduled meeting

9:30 a.m., open forum; 9:45 a.m., meeting starts, Monday, Dec. 2, Clubhouse 4, Section A

Mutual 17, rescheduled meeting

1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, Physical Property

•Mutual 10, rescheduled meeting

9 a.m., open forum; 9:15 a.m., meeting starts; Wednesday, Dec. 4, Clubhouse 2

•Mutual 3, rescheduled meeting

9:15 a.m., open forum; 9:30 a.m., meeting starts, Friday, Dec. 13, Clubhouse 3, Room 6

Mutual 14, rescheduled meeting

1 p.m., open forum; 1:30 p.m., meeting starts, Tuesday, Dec. 17, Clubhouse 3, Room 6

Mutual 12 cancelled its Nov. 22 meeting. The following mutuals have cancelled December meetings: Mutuals 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16