LW group seeks funds for Philippine victims

With the staggering loss of over 10,000 lives and countless damaged properties in the Philippines, caused by Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon ever recorded, the Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) decided at its meeting Nov. 10 to raise funds to be sent to the victims.

Some FALW members have family living in the area and because there is no communication, they do not know how they are.

Most of the victims have been left homeless and desperate for help.

President Ren Villanueva did not waste any time presenting a fund raising plan to the members who responded generously and donated over $900 for the cause.

The most urgent needs are food, water, medicine, clothing and shelter.

FALW is asking for help and assistance from the LW residents and friends from outside the community to donate to the Philippine Typhoon Fund.

The FALW is not new to sending aid to victims in the Philippines. Two weeks ago a FALW member returned home after delivering a check for $1,000 to aid victims of an earthquake that occurred a month earlier in a nearby area of the country.

The Filipino Association of Leisure World is a duly registered non-profit charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible under the IRS Rule 501c-3. The association’s tax identification number is 27-1173488.

Send checks, addressed to the Filipino Association of Leisure World, to 13601 Medinac Lane, 72-L, Seal Beach, CA, 90740. Specify Philippine Typhoon Victims on checks.

All donations, 100 percent, will be sent to the intended recipient.

Additional club business included inducting Zenaida Jose as the new secretary, replacing Connie de Jesus who resigned from the position.

There were also discussions about upcoming activities such as Thanksgiving and the Simbang Gabi Christmas Mass.

At the close of the meeting, November birthday celebrants, Pat Erickson, Estella Malabunga and Dove Sonza, were feted with native food and delicacies.


Happy Birthday

Jack Buehn celebrates 90 years

Jack Buehn, Mutual 17, celebrated his 90th birthday on Nov. 17.

Jack was born on Nov. 17, 1923, in Artesia, Calif., to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Buehn. They owned a farm in Artesia and Cerritos that is now the Cerritos College campus.

At 18, Jack joined the Navy. He married his girlfriend Eldona and they had three sons, David, Dennis and Daniel.

Jack retired as an Los Angeles sheriff. He served from 1949-1974.

After retirement he was engaged in commercial fishing for swordfish and tuna for 32 years.

Photo HAPPY BIRTHDAY— Jack Buehn (left) with his son, Dennis, a world champion aircraft racer. Dennis received four gold medals for racing in September.


Sunshine Club

GAF president is guest tomorrow

Joyce Vlaic, president of the Golden Age Foundation, will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club on Friday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m.-noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

The GAF is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to serving the special needs of Seal Beach Leisure World shareholders.

Shareholders often have a difficult time distinguishing between the Golden Age Foundation and the Golden Rain Foundation.

Mrs. Vlaic will explain what the GAF does and the purpose of the organization. She will talk about the types of service programs the GAF has and show the new video, produced by the Video Producers Club, about the organization.

The Sunshine Club will not meet Friday, Nov. 29, due to the Thanksgiving holidays.

The Sunshine Club was established and designed to help all ethnic groups get along and have better communication with neighbors.

Everyone is welcome to join. No membership is required. Refreshments will be provided. English is spoken in class.

—Anna Derby


Spanish Club

Purchase tickets for annual dinner The Leisure World Spanish Club’s annual Christmas dinner will be Saturday, Dec. 7, in Clubhouse 4. Cocktails will be served at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6.

Dinner will included salad, Cordon Bleu, penne pasta, bread, butter, tea and coffee. Tiramisu will be served for dessert.

Each table will have two bottles of wine.

Following dinner there will be a deejay for dancing.

Tickets, $30, must be purchased no later than Dec. 2. No exceptions. To purchase tickets and for more information, contact Leida Vazquez, 596-4155, or Fanny Schillaci, 799-9934.



Council is dark for holidays

The Multi-cultural Council will be dark in November and December. The next MCC general meeting will be Jan. 28 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Socializing begins at 9 a.m., followed by the meeting at 9:30.

The goal of the council is to promote harmony in the community. MCC is committed to providing opportunities to expand understanding of friends and neighbors through exploring the cultures that inform lives, sometimes to a passionate level.

A nominating committee will report in January.


Friendship Club

Computer/eBay classes taught

Computer classes conducted by the Friendship Club in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, are open to all Leisure Worlders and their guests.

A repeatable introduction to the personal computer (most versions) with Jeff Sacks will be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 26, from noon-1 p.m., followed by open computer questions about PCs and/or Macs from 1-2. Questions about how to use Windows 8 or how to find a Windows 7 PC can also be included. Inquiries can be submitted in advance by calling Jeff, (714) 642-0122.

Maxine Smith conducts a separate question-and-answer forum, Let’s Talk eBay, from 2-4 p.m. Participants do not need to attend the computer class to attend the eBay class. Max suggests bringing questions and if possible, an item to sell, or tell her something to buy. These forums have been more helpful than just focusing on beginners’ eBay. Many people come to her class for advice, etc.

Wireless Internet is available in Clubhouse 3, so wireless laptops are welcome.

Refreshments will be served. The cost is $5 for the day. For information, call Jeff.



PEO Sisterhood

Program is ‘Who Do You Know?’

Chapter RT of the PEO Sisterhood will meet Monday, Nov. 25, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.  Come for coffee and visiting at 10:30 a.m., the business meeting is at 11 with the “brown bag” lunch.

Marilyn Kane has devised the program, “Who Do You Know?,” to help members share resources about people and/or businesses that members recommend for various services in Leisure World — a good computer person, car mechanic, handyman, etc.

Participation is a must, so put on those thinking caps and bring a name. Marilyn plans to compile a list to hand out at the next meeting. 

President Penny Rahming reminds members to buy Christmas luncheon tickets, $15, and Founders Day tickets, $22, as deadlines are looming.

Suzie Richards would like members to network by using the TLC call list and to keep a closer touch with each other. “How to” ideas are in the works. The Leisure World map on the bulletin board helps members visualize where each other lives.

In memory of revered member Jean MacKenzie, the women thought it would be nice to make a donation to the PEO TLC Fund, which Jean fully supported in so many ways. There will be a discussion.

Chapter RT will not host its luncheon/card party in November or December. The chapter looks forward to players returning Jan. 22.

—Eve Magnus