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Saturday - 7 EGGSTRAVAGANZA 10 – Noon - Lanai
OHCC celebrates the Spring Eggstravaganza scrambling for eggs!
Tuesday – 10 OHSPA Ticket Sales 8:00am - Galleria Monday – 16 BOD Meeting 10:00am - Mykonos Room Thursday – 19 BOD Meeting-Second Session 1:30pm – Mykonos Room
Cox Communications and the Recreation Department Co-sponsor
Saturday – 21 AARP Driver Safety Class 8:30am –Ladies Clubroom
Saturday – 21 Bingo 7:00pm - Abravanel Hall
SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 10AM-12 NOON All Children Welcome • No Charge Refreshments
Saturday – 28 AARP Driver Safety Class 8:30am –Ladies Clubroom
Bring a basket for the egg hunts. Bouncy houses, face painting and Hip-Hop the Bunny will be available for pictures. Families are welcome to have a picnic on the Palm Court.
The CPR/AED Classes Begin April 19 and 20. Please call the Front Desk at 760-758-8772 to register.
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Association News OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES • FEBRUARY 21, 2012 DIRECTORS PRESENT Ellen Baur, President Angela Takemoto, Vice President Leon Cole, Secretary Dave Rowley, Treasurer David Hefler, Director Ira Landis, Director DIRECTORS ABSENT Barry Farrell, Director MANAGEMENT PRESENT Tom Hogan, Landscape Director Dottie Ulmer, Executive Administrative Assistant OTHERS PRESENT Members of the Landscape Committee President Baur called the Special Meeting to order at 2:14 p.m. in the Men’s Club Room in the Clubhouse.
tion. The Board requested a timeline be provided on the project, moving forward. After further discussion, it was determined that after the bids are received on March 7, an Executive Session should be scheduled for Friday, March 9,at 1:00 p.m. to interview the bidders before awarding the contract. President Baur recessed the meeting at 3:45 p.m. to allow the Landscape Committee to convene. Chairperson Wenman called the Landscape Committee to order at 3:45 p.m.
Motion made and seconded (L. Strohm/C. Huerta) for the Landscape Committee to accept the RFP, as revised, and make a recommendation to the Master Board. Motion passed unanimously.
STANDING COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT President Baur stated an additional appointee for the Landscape Standing Committee was discussed in the Executive Session of February 21, 2012.
Motion made and seconded (D. Rowley/D. Hefler) to accept the application from Patricia Hallworth and appoint her to the Landscape Committee as discussed at the Executive Session on February 21, 2012. Motion passed unanimously. CANNON ROAD PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND RFP General Manager Groenewold provided information on what has occurred to date on the Cannon Road Project. The plan was submitted to the City of Oceanside and Tom Hogan, Landscape Director, was asked to modify the plan. In a meeting with Jim Vinneau, O’Connell Landscape, it was stated that if the project is started by April 1, the June 1 deadline is possible. Mr. Hogan made a presentation to the Master Board and provided them with a copy of the RFP. It was suggested that a penalty clause be added to the RFP and the Board directed Staff to have Legal Counsel provide this informa-
The Landscape Committee was adjourned and President Baur reconvened the Master Board at 3:48 p.m. Motion made and seconded (D. Rowley/D. Hefler) to accept the plans for the Cannon Road Project along with the RFP to go out to bid to at least three contractors. Motion passed unanimously. After discussion, a motion was made and seconded (D. Rowley/D. Hefler) to amend the motion to read: to accept the plans for the Cannon Road Project along with the RFP (to include a break out of labor, irrigation and plant material; completion bond requirement to be provided by Legal Counsel; time line; and agreement to attend a meeting for presentation to the Master Board on March 9) to go out to bid to at least three contractors. Motion passed unanimously. President Baur stated that the Board would like a weekly update on the project. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:32p.m.
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Association News OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES • MARCH 5, 2012 DIRECTORS PRESENT Ellen Baur, President Angela Takemoto, Vice President Leon Cole, Secretary Dave Rowley, Treasurer David Hefler, Director Ira Landis, Director DIRECTORS ABSENT Barry Farrell, Director MANAGEMENT PRESENT Becky Groenewold, General Manager Dottie Ulmer, Executive Administrative Assistant OTHERS PRESENT Ad Hoc Design Committee Members (Carole Barnes, Lynn Dowling, Maureen Schneider), Beth Cook, Ed Farley, David Fitzwilliam, Glen Goglia, Sue Seebach, Gerald Young President Baur called the Special Meeting to order at 9:36 a.m. in the HOA Conference Room
AD HOC DESIGN COMMITTEE –HOA CONFERENCE ROOM RENOVATION Maureen Schneider made a presentation on the renovation of the HOA Conference Room. There was a discussion on increasing the number of guest chairs to twelve (12) for an additional cost of $570. It was requested that the Committee have the recommended chair delivered to the HOA so that the Board members could test it prior to placing the order.
Motion made and seconded (I. Landis/D. Hefler) to approve the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Design Committee for the renovation of the HOA Conference Room in an amount not to exceed $35,000. Designated Funding: Reserves Acct. #2457-1048. There were two homeowner comments.
SECOND READING OF THE HANDBOOK OF RULES AND REGULATIONS President Baur stated that comments have been received on the proposed revision to the Handbook of Rules and Regulations. According to procedures, all comments will be read and reviewed by the Master Board and if the Board is in agreement, changes will be made. All new proposed changes will be reviewed by Legal Counsel and will be sent out for another 30-day review period. President Baur recessed the meeting at 12:22 p.m. President Baur reconvened the meeting at 3:25 p.m. to continue the review of the comments received for the Handbook of Rules and Regulations. Due to a time constraint, the continuation of the review of the Handbook of Rules and Regulations will be continued at a future meeting of the Master Board. There were three homeowner comments.
FLOOR MAINTENANCE Ed Farley made a presentation on the proposed changes in technology to allow for recording of the meetings. For an additional $1219.50, the equipment would have the ability to post the meetings to the website and channel 867. This would also require the purchase of one or two microphones. Glen Goglia made a presentation on changes in technology as it relates to the computer equipment.
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Motion made and seconded (A. Takemoto/D. Rowley) to table this item to the next Regular Board Meeting. Motion passed unanimously. There being no further business to discuss at this time, the meeting was adjourned at 5:10 p.m.
Association News OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 13 & 16, 2012 The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ocean Hills Country Club Homeowners Association Board of Directors was held on February 13 & 16, 2012, at 4701 Leisure Village Way, Oceanside, California.
February 13, 2012 Directors Present Ellen Baur, President Angela Takemoto, Vice President Dave Rowley, Treasurer Leon Cole, Secretary Barry Farrell, Director David Hefler, Director Ira Landis, Director Directors Absent None Management Present Becky Groenewold, General Manager Dottie Ulmer, Executive Admin. Asst.
February 16, 2012 Directors Present Ellen Baur, President Angela Takemoto, Vice President Dave Rowley, Treasurer Leon Cole, Secretary Barry Farrell, Director David Hefler, Director Ira Landis, Director Directors Absent None Management Present Becky Groenewold, General Manager Dottie Ulmer, Executive Admin. Asst.
FIRST SESSION – February 13, 2012
tract, potential litigation, legal opinion and additional standing committee applications. At the Special Board meeting on February 3, 2012, four additional Standing Committee members were appointed and the first annual Standing Committees Orientation was held. At the Executive Session on February 13, 2012, the Board reviewed litigation and legal opinions. “The Park” Grand Opening was held on February 8, 2012 with many residents and dignitaries in attendance.
I. President Baur called the Regular Meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. II. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Vice President Takemoto. II I. PRESIDENT’S REPORT President Baur apprised the membership as to the matters to be addressed, and items completed, as well as Executive Sessions and Special Board Meetings held since the last monthly Board Meeting. The Board held an Executive Session and two (2) Special Board Meetings on January 27, 2012. The Executive Session reviewed additional Standing Committee applications. The first Special Board Meeting was on the proposed 2012-2013 budget and a monthly assessment of $332.00 per unit was approved. This is an increase of $1 per unit per month. At the second Special Board Meeting, there was a presentation by a construction consultant and no action was taken. At the Executive Session on February 2, 2012, the Board reviewed the delinquency report, third party con-
At this point, General Manager requested that items be taken out of order to accommodate presenters and the Board agreed.
VI. PRESENTATION OF ACTION ITEMS AND HOMEOWNER INPUT Members are welcome to address the Board on agenda items that concern them. However, in order to maximize time and efficiency, the Board asks for cooperation as follows: When addressing an item, speak once per topic and keep comments to five (5) minutes or less. Only one person per Membership may address any single item. Please be sure that your remarks are courteous and con-
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Association News OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 13 & 16, 2012 siderate. Responses from the Board regarding member comments are at its discretion.
indicated there are several golf courses in the area that currently use the system.
Members wishing to speak on non-agenda items must hold comments until the Second Session on Thursday.
The proposed irrigation system would be installed by Zellers Plageman. Mr. Craig Zellers made a presentation on how the system would be installed at OHCC and provided a slide-show of the current condition of some of the irrigation boxes. The total cost of installation would be $61,740.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS A. Proposal to upgrade the electronics for the irrigation system. In an effort to offer the Board options to support their water conservation efforts, Landscape Director Tom Hogan introduced Kirk Snyder of Toro Network who presented information on the Network VP Satellite Irrigation Control Systems. The proposed system would monitor water and weather activity 24/7 and enable the retrieval of data throughout the day on water usage. The package also includes a Turf Guard Wireless Soil Monitoring System to be installed on the Golf Course that will monitor the moisture, temperature and salinity of the area. Mr. Snyder stated the OSMAC would have a trade-in value of approximately $5,850. The total cost of the system is $232,203.80, which includes a discount. Mr. Snyder
After discussion, the Board tabled this item until the second session on Thursday, February 16, 2012 to obtain additional information regarding water savings at golf courses that have installed the system and to determine the funding source. There were three homeowner comments. President Baur recessed the meeting at 11:50 a.m. for a break. President Baur reconvened the meeting at 11:55 a.m. B. Asphalt Striping Project Jeff Pearson of AEC, Inc. and Steve Cashdollar of JB Bostick were present to address concerns that have been expressed regarding the quality of the asphalt work at OHCC. There was a lengthy discussion regarding “black out” and “removal” of legends and the application of the glass beads. There was a misunderstanding as to what was originally presented to the Board on July 18, 2011. Mr. Cashdollar stated that he would investigate options to rectify the problem. After discussion, it was the consensus of the Board to postpone this item for further discussion until Thursday, February 16, 2012 to allow Mr. Cashdollar time to obtain additional information and to review the tape of the July 18, 2011 Board Meeting.
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Association News OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 13 & 16, 2012 There were no homeowner comments.
maps. Motion passed unanimously. Designated Funding: Paint Reserves: 2448-0000.
President Baur recessed the meeting at 12:25 p.m. for a lunch break.
There were no homeowner comments.
President Baur reconvened the meeting at 1:40 p.m. C. Goal List Update
E. Equipment Donation
The Board discussed the Goal List and made several revisions in the priorities. There were no homeowner comments.
The Donation Policy was adopted in November 2011. A listing of the donations is attached to the minutes and the Board needs to determine how the items will be maintained. Staff recommends the items be replaced and maintained per the new Donation Policy.
D. Wall Painting Proposals Staff recommends painting the common area walls as depicted in the maps (attached) submitted by the Maintenance Committee. Three qualified bidders submitted proposals and Staff is recommending Kelly Painting Company
Motion made and seconded (L. Cole/I. Landis) to approve the Staff recommendation for the donation of the A/V equipment, Hoist Back equipment, Treadmill, and Cold Water Fountain as attached. Motion passed unanimously. Designated Funding: Reserves Account #2439. There were no homeowner comments.
Motion made and seconded (D. Rowley/B. Farrell) to approve the proposal from Kelly Painting at a cost not to exceed $37,100 for all the walls listed on the attached
F. Traffic Engineer Proposals
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Association News OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 13 & 16, 2012 A Scope of Work to perform site inspection and analysis of signage and road markings was sent out to bid and two qualified bids were received.
Motion made and seconded (L. Cole/D. Hefler) to table this item in order to obtain a list of references as both vendors are in the same price range. Motion passed unanimously. There were no homeowner comments.
NEW BUSINESS A. Maintenance Staff Uniform Proposals There has been a major decline in service with regards to the quality of uniforms and delivery. Staff has met with representatives from Mission Linen and Prudential Overall Supply.
Motion made and seconded (D. Rowley/A. Takemoto) to approve the proposal from Mission Linen Supply for maintenance uniforms at the rate of $29.52 per month. Motion passed unanimously. Designated Funding: Operating Maintenance Uniforms #5282-1000.
After discussion, the motion was amended to read: Motion made and seconded (B. Farrell/I. Landis) to approve the increase monthly contract with Jan Pro to include quarterly window cleaning of all exterior windows as well as additional cleaning services per the Jan Pro Extra Work Authorization (attached) in the amount of an additional $226 per month. Motion passed unanimously. Designated Funding: Reserves Acct. #5131. There were no homeowner comments.
C. Clubhouse Hot Water Storage Tank Gordon Cowie stated that the existing holding tank is located on the roof of -the Clubhouse above Abravanel Hall. It is deteriorating and Staff is recommending the tank be replaced.
Motion made and seconded (L. Cole/D. Rowley) to approve the proposal from Hanna Plumbing at a cost not to exceed $5,000. Motion passed unanimously. Designated Funding: Clubhouse Reserves #2439-0000. There was one homeowner comment. D. Clubhouse Wood Floor Maintenance
There were no homeowner comments.
B. Janitorial Service Contract Staff requested a proposal from Jan Pro to include window cleaning for all HOA maintained offices and floor cleaning of the Community Patrol office. The monthly increase will not exceed the annual amount in the budget. Motion made and seconded (B. Farrell/I. Landis) to approve the increased monthly contract with Jan Pro to include quarterly window cleaning in the amount of an additional $226 per month. Motion passed unanimously.
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The Clubhouse wood floors require refinishing and proposals have been received from three bidders. There was a discussion regarding the warranties.
Motion made and seconded (B. Farrell/D. Rowley) to table the maintenance contract for floors at the Clubhouse until March 5, 2012 Board meeting to obtain information on a fourth vendor and to review the RFP. Motion passed unanimously. There were no homeowner comments.
E. Delinquency Review
Association News OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 13 & 16, 2012 President Baur stated this item must be discussed in the Executive Session immediately following this meeting.
F. Liens This item will be discussed in Executive Session immediately following this meeting and action will be taken at the Regular meeting on Thursday, February 16. At this point of the meeting, the Board viewed the video of the July 18, 2011 Board Meeting pertaining to the presentation on the Asphalt Project. It was the consensus of the Board that letters be prepared for AEC & Bostick, Inc to address the situation.
XIV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion made and seconded (L. Cole/D. Hefler) to accept the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 16 & 19, 2012, Special Meetings of January 5, 2012, January 27, 2012, February 2, 2012 and February 3, 2012, and the Special Budget Meeting of January 27, 2012 as written. Motion passed unanimously. VII. RECESS
STAFF REPORTS The following Staff Members gave their reports: RECREATION – Chris Bessey, Recreation Director, reported that the Tennis Ball Machine has been received; the old pool furniture will be sold on March 12 at 3:00 p.m. and prices have been established; will be submitting a proposal for replacement of the round tables in Abravanel Hall; Kenny and Friends and Disney Hall Tickets are sold-out; plans are being made for a trip to the New York Philharmonic at Copley Hall; CPR/AED classes are being set up for interested residents; a bus trip to North County Fair had 22 riders; Clubhouse carpets were cleaned on February 12; and caffeinated coffee is now being served in the Clubhouse. MAINTENANCE – Chuck Pierce was absent. No Report. LANDSCAPE – In the absence of Tom Hogan, General Manager Groenewold provided the monthly report. She stated that master turf Common Areas are being fertilized; the Drill and Fill on the Golf Course has been completed; irrigation inspection, repair and adjustments have been completed; as new landscape areas are replaced, new irrigation sprinklers will be installed; plans for the RFP for Cannon Road turf replacement are near completion; tree trimming and removal for Phase 1 and Phase 3 are in progress; Golf Course operation budget is
The meeting was recessed at 4:20 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2012.
SESSION II, February 16, 2012 President Baur advised that the Executive Session held immediately preceding this Regular Board meeting reviewed the delinquency report, legal issues and the Executive Session minutes. At this point, President Baur requested that items be taken out of order to accommodate presenters and the Board agreed.
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Association News OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 13 & 16, 2012 $50,224 under budget ($37,000 will be applied to the Drill & Fill); and Landscape Common operations is $8,236 over budget due to water. At this point, there was a discussion on the time line for the Cannon Road Project. General Manager Groenewold stated that it is anticipated that the RFP will go out to bid by Mid-March. It was suggested that the RFP have a penalty clause. Ms. Groenewold stated that she would have more information after she meets with O’Connell on Tuesday.
IX. COMMUNTIY PATROL SERVICE REPORT (CPS) Len Weinstein, Director, stated that all alarm inspections have been completed and 215 have been identified with potential conflict involving COX Communications; if residents have an alarm system they suspect may not be integrated into the residential alarm system, they should contact CPS; parking violations are static, stop sign violations have decreased, and speeding violations have increased; and there were seven (7) suspected criminal incidents.
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IV. MANAGEMENT REPORT In the Management Report, Becky Groenewold, General Manager, apprised the membership as to the primary projects currently underway: • Tree trimming and removal contract is in progress. • Wall painting has been approved. • Refining the organization of files in the Laser Fiche system. • Handbook of Rules and Regulation is out for 30-day comment period. • The Age Survey follow-up was sent out last week. We have had a 90% response to date. • Proposed staffing changes at the HOA Office.
V. TREASURER’S REPORT Treasurer, David Rowley, gave the following Treasurer’s Report: Reserves of nearly $3 million which reflect an operating surplus year-to-date of $105,071 and a surplus of $63,072 for the month of January. Over budget variances include Water ($70,295), Maintenance payroll ($39,045) and Administration Miscellaneous ($25,862). Under budget variances include Recreation Department
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Association News OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 13 & 16, 2012 Payroll ($40,447), Golf Course Improvements ($64,063), Planting Upgrades ($22,949) and Security Contract ($36,670). Total assets are $4,526,076. Excess funds are invested in FDIC-insured Certificates of Deposit in the amount of $3,258,169. A copy of the Financial Statement is available for review in the HOA Office. Water consumption for the past 12 months was 26% higher than the corresponding period last year. OHCC has met and is exceeding the 20% reduction mandate based on the 2006/2007 amounts.
X. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS ARC – Dave Rowley, Board Liaison, stated that the Committee met twice since the Orientation; postponed the election of officers until the next meeting; and cleared 23 applications. AV – Ed Farley, Chairperson, stated that three (3) of the performers of the Las Vegas Legends will be videotaped at tomorrow night’s performance and will be shown on Channel 12/867 after approximately six months to avoid impact to tickets sales; there is a problem with the power supply for the audio mixer board and tech time will be scheduled for possible repair; three (3) video classes have been scheduled; two (2) lighting classes are scheduled for
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April 4 and 5; private tutoring lessons on the Abravanel Hall audio system are ongoing; and a meeting will be scheduled to discuss possible upgrades to the video system. COMMUNITY SERVICE – Angela Takemoto, Board Liaison, stated that the Committee reviewed the new and unfinished activities of the Recreation and Transportation Committee; was tasked with providing a list of activities (by priority) and an Action Plan to be established at the next meeting; and a Fitness Room SubCommittee was discussed. FACILITIES MANAGEMENT – David Hefler, Board Liaison, stated that the Committee will be meeting twice a month for the next three months; a Sub-Committee was established to review the pool deck/lanai/storage areas and a meeting will be scheduled with the architect; the Design Ad Hoc will make a presentation to the Master Board in March for the HOA Conference Room renovation; and reviewed open items from the previous Maintenance Committee; GOLF COURSE – Barry Farrell, Board Liaison, stated the first meeting will be next week and will discuss Community Patrol Services patrol of the Golf Course and the Golf Course Contract with O’Connell. LANDSCAPE – Diana Wenman, Chairperson, stated that
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OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 13 & 16, 2012 Jim Nussbaum was voted in as a Consultant to the Committee; “The Park” is using only 5% of the water previously used; and that she is working with Tom Hogan on the scheduling of the Cannon Road project. MARKETING & COMMUNICATION – Ira Landis, Board Liaison, stated there are only four (4) members and requested that anyone who is interested should apply; the first meeting will be on February 29 and the Committee
will discuss the video that was prepared and how it will be utilized; and how to update the OHCC website. HOMEOWNER INPUT (Agenda Items):: The Board will permit comment on agenda items where no Board action has yet been taken. In order to maximize time and efficiency, the Board asks for cooperation as follows: When addressing agenda items, only one person per Membership may speak for five (5) minutes or less on all agenda items. Please be sure that your remarks are courteous and considerate. Responses from the Board regarding member comments are at its discretion.
XII. ACTION ITEMS NEW BUSINESS F. Approve Lien Per the OHCC Collections Procedure, the need to record a lien for delinquency for non-payment of monthly assessments against property #2340135-5 is in order. All efforts have been made, without success, to collect these debts and to bring the account current.
Motion made and seconded (I. Landis/D. Hefler) to approve recordation of a lien on Separate Interest of Account
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Association Recreation News News OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 13 & 16, 2012 #2340135-5. Motion passed unanimously. UNFINISHED BUSINESS A. Proposal to upgrade the electronics for the irrigation system The information on water savings at Golf Courses that have installed the equipment was not available. Director Farrell stated that he would prefer members of the Golf Course Committee have an opportunity to research the system. After discussion, it was suggested that the consideration to purchase this system be postponed until after completion of the Cannon Road project as to not deplete reserves.
Motion made and seconded (A. Takemoto/D. Rowley) to table this item. Motion passed unanimously. There were two homeowner comments.
B. Asphalt Striping Project General Manager Groenewold stated that this item is a contractual issue and should be discussed in Executive Session. Motion made and seconded (D. Rowley/I. Landis) to table the Asphalt Striping Project to the Executive Session on March 5, 2012. Motion passed unanimously.
Members are welcome to address the Board on non-agenda items that concern them. In order to maximize time and efficiency, the Board asks for cooperation as follows: When addressing non-agenda items, only one person per Membership may speak for five (5) minutes or less on all their non-agenda items. Please be sure that your remarks are courteous and considerate. Responses from the Board regarding member comments are at its discretion. Two homeowners spoke regarding the bus schedule report, a Project Manager for the Cannon Road Renovation, tree concerns. After discussion, President Baur asked the Board to consider placing this item on the agenda and an emergency item. Per Civil Code 1363.05 (f) and (i), an item can be placed on the agenda if immediate action is necessary and the situation came to the attention of the Board after the meeting notice was given and could not be included on the agenda.
Motion made and seconded (A. Takemoto/L. Cole) to accept the subject of the Project Manager of the Cannon Road Project as an emergency item on this agenda. Motion passed unanimously. After further discussion, it was a consensus of the Board to delay any action until information is received from the General Manager on Tuesday.
There were no homeowner comments.
BOARD MEMBER INPUT
F. Traffic Engineer Proposal
There was no Board input.
General Manager Groenewold stated that references had been contacted for both vendors, and they are equally qualified. Rick Engineering performed the initial street plan for the Santa Luz Community and has since re-evaluated the streets and parking.
President Baur thanked the Board for time spent on matters coming before the Community.
Motion made and seconded (D. Hefler/I. Landis) to approve the proposal from Rick Engineering Company at a cost not to exceed $5,540. Motion passed unanimously. Designated Funding: Consulting Reserves #5009-0000.
ADJOURNMENT With no further business to be discussed, President Baur adjourned the meeting at 4:55 p.m.
After discussion, the motion was amended to state to approve the proposal from Rick Engineering Company at a cost not to exceed $5,540, subject to Staff checking with the City of Oceanside to see if the same services can be done at no cost or a greatly lower cost. After further discussion, the amended motion was rescinded and the original motion was voted on. There was no homeowner input.
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MANAGER’S REPORT By Becky Groenewold General Manager Spring is here already and I am looking forward to seeing the new plant material at “The Park” fill in as well as the completion of the turf renovation along Cannon Road. These two projects are the culmination of the vision established by the Board of Directors to reduce water usage and still maintain the wonderful ambiance of your community. I must say coming to work is never dull as there are so many exciting projects and volunteers to work with. I am happy to report the Board was able to complete the review of the Handbook of Rules and Regulations and the revisions are coming in the mail for another thirty day review period. Please submit any comments in writing and when the Handbook is finalized, the inten-
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tion is to provide a clean full copy with all changes incorporated. The Traffic Engineer will be performing their study soon and the Board will have a chance to review the recommendations for possible improvements for pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Staff has spruced up the pool area, and is working diligently to keep the painting and maintenance up to snuff throughout the community. I want to thank everyone who finally turned in the age survey! Here are the final results: 50 and under = 23 76-80 = 428 51-55 = 30 81-85 = 489 56-60 = 101 86-90 = 376 61-65 = 218 91-95 = 109 66-70 = 323 96-100 = 8 71-75 = 372 101-105 = 1 The new committees are hard at work on the projects assigned by the Board. A fresh crop of volunteers stepped forward to take on the task to assist the Board with oversight of this vibrant community. Some of the projects approved include a renovation to the HOA Office Conference Room, where much of the work takes place in running this organization. The Clubhouse use and facilities are being looked into for much needed repairs by the Facilities Management Committee, the communications via website, channel 12 and newsletter are under review by the Marketing and Communication Committee. The Golf and Landscape Committees are working together to investigate water conservation options and make improvements to the landscaping. ARC works diligently to process applications for home improvements and the Community Service Committee is open to input from everyone for a variety of concerns. Finally, the Audio Visual Committee is training new volunteers to help with sound, lighting and video needs of the myriad of events that occur here all year long. Watching how hard the resident’s play is energizing! You will see some new faces as we add staff to increase the level of service to the OHCC owners. Cheryl Firenze has just joined us as the new Receptionist. Maureen Huitt will remain as a valuable employee, but she will now be performing additional customer service duties for landscape and maintenance. Chris Bessey is adding staff to accommodate more events at night and on weekends as well as assist with facility upkeep to the outside area of the Clubhouse. So grab a friend and head out the door to enjoy the lifestyle of active retirement here at OHCC! Keep up.
PRESIDENT’S report By Ellen Baur President, Board of Directors Great news, our Cannon Road project is already underway, beginning with the spraying to kill the grass, which was done on March 12. The Board has awarded O’Connell Landscaping the contract for the phenomenally low cost of $188,627.60. O’Connell wanted to do the work and gave us a low-ball offer! We have received confirmation that the grant money in the amount of $181,150 will be ours as long as the project is completed on schedule. This all means that the re-landscaping, irrigating, planting, etc. of the Cannon Road slope and median (about 4 acres) will cost us $7477.60!!! (We also have a completion guarantee by O’Connell that assures us the amount of the grant money should the project not be completed on time!!) We have gotten a completion extension from the City of Oceanside until June 15, 2012, and given O’Connell until June 10 for completion of the project. On February 21, the Board met in Special session to appoint Patricia Hallworth to the Landscape Committee and to accept the landscape plans for the Cannon Road Project along with the Request for Proposal. On March 5, we held a Special Board meeting . The morning began with an extremely professional presentation on the renovation of the HOA Conference Room by the Ad Hoc Design Committee consisting of Carole Barnes, Lynn Dowling and Maureen Schneider, who are also members of the newly formed Facilities Management Committee. The ladies called upon Ed Farley and Glen Goglia for all things technical. The recommendations were extremely well thought out and the design concept was not only practical but also attractive. The Board is looking forward to the end result for the enjoyment of all who use the Conference Room. The rest of the meeting was taken up by the Second Reading of the Handbook of Rules & Regulations. All homeowner responses were read aloud and considered. Several suggested changes were accepted, which will require a second 30-day period, whereby the additional changes are sent out to all homeowners for review and comment. Due to lack of time, the Floor Maintenance contract was tabled. The Executive Session on March 5 covered violation appeals; Board Executive Committee reports; legal issues; personnel issues; delinquency review; and a resolution to foreclose. On March 9, an Executive Session was held. The third party contracts comprised the presentation of the contractors bidding for the Cannon Road Project. Personnel issues, potential litigation, as well as a legal opinion were on the agenda. The Regular March meeting First Session, covered the approved Cannon Road Project and contract; Floor
Maintenance Contract-approved and awarded to Presidio Hardwood Flooring, Inc.; a discussion about the Tree Policy; the last remaining homeowner comments for the review of the revisions for the Handbook of Rules & Regulations; an update of our Goal List; and modification of two committee charters with the appointment of the GM as a Staff Liaison to the Facilities Management and Landscape Committees. An Executive Session was held following the First Session. The Board reviewed delinquency reports and a lien. At the Second Session of the Regular Board Meeting on Thursday, March 15, there were Staff reports; the report of the CPS Director; Committee Reports; Homeowner Input on Agenda and Non-agenda items; a presentation by Joe Winkler, our former GM and PCM VP of Marketing, on what Associa, PCM’s parent company offers us through our management company; a presentation on options for upgrading our website by Chuck Holland, Senior Vice President, Information Technology, at our association management company, PCM; approval of the revised OHCC Tree Maintenance Policy; approval of a lien; and, finally, approval of meeting minutes: Regular February meeting of February 13/16 and Special meetings of February 21 and March 5, 2012. And that was the month that was...
Treasurer’s Report By David S. Rowley, Treasurer Financial: Eleven months into our 2011-2012 fiscal year, we are still in strong financial condition with reserves of $3,270,774 and an operating surplus year-to-date of $57,192. The most significant over-budget variance was Water, which was $44,833. The most significant under-budget variance was the Recreation Department payroll, which was $44,775 below. Our total assets of $4,573,287 include $3,258,000 worth of FDIC-insured Certificates of Deposit. Water: Water consumption for the past 12 month period was 12.88% higher than in the corresponding period last year. However, we are exceeding our 20% reduction goal. Please note: During the “Broadway Today” function held March 10, 2012, the "hum" in the sound system emanated from the band (bass player amplifier system) not OHCC AV system.
It was erroneously reported to us by a homeowner that resident-real estate agent Rita Harper held an Open House for her, after which the homeowner discovered that a few pieces of her jewelry were missing. It was subsequently clarified that Ms. Harper does not in any way represent the homeowner and that a different real estate agent actually held the fore-mentioned Open House. OHCC Newsletter • April 2012 17
Patience is Finally Rewarded! Hopefully your trash receptacles have been exchanged to the new and appropriate size. Now that this project has been completed please remember that when stored, your trash receptacles must be kept out of view from neighboring lots. Enforcement for leaving trash receptacles out will resume April 1st. If you still have not been provided the appropriate size, please contact Waste Management at (760) 439-2824.
Landscape Committee Update By Diana Wenman, Chair, Landscape Committee By the time this Newsletter is published we should be well on our way with the re-landscaping of the Cannon Road median and adjacent slope! We ask that residents please be patient with any traffic restrictions that will happen from time to time as boulders, additional trees and plant material are brought in and placed, especially on the median. The disruptions should be few, and well worth the inconvenience when we begin reducing our water usage by more than half! In case you are not aware, eight (8) barn owl boxes have been placed in and around OHCC! There is even one in our new Park. This makes a current total of nine boxes (a resident put one up last June) in our community.
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When you realize that one owl eats a total of 1,000 rodents a year, within a short time we should be well on our way to controlling the rodent population in a natural way – bravo OHCC! I don’t know about other residents, but I haven’t seen any rodent droppings on my patio for months. I don’t think my owl box is inhabited yet but perhaps owls have been scouting the site and snacking along the way. The coyotes have been doing a good job as well so we are on the right track. Please refrain from putting out any kind of rat poison since a poisoned rodent eaten by an owl can cause the demise of the owl. About three weeks ago we had a swarm of bees in one of the new podocarpus trees in the grassy triangle opposite Demeter Way. O’Connell was alerted and placed 4 cones around the tree. Fortunately about 90% of the swarm left after a couple of days but a small knot of bees remained for another day or two (the Queen was probably waiting until the new nest was completely prepared) and then they left, too! Whenever you see orange cones in an area please use caution – they are there for a good reason. There is a possibility that the Garden Club will assist in the re-landscaping of the Back Gate entry/exit island areas. Once the Cannon Road project gets started we can begin focusing on other turf and re-landscaping areas that should be addressed for water conservation, safety and aesthetic reasons. Stay tuned for exciting things to come, your Landscape Committee is fully involved and wanting to make things happen!
Tree Maintenance Policy In order to provide timely response to homeowners regarding tree issues, the Master Board will direct the Landscape Committee to perform monthly inspections, as needed, on complaints from owners. The Landscape Committee will perform the initial investigation and make a report to the Master Board at a monthly meeting along with a recommendation. However, it will be the responsibility of the Master Board to determine the final course of action. The Master Board will rely on the input from the Landscape Committee, the Landscape Operations Director and if they deem necessary, a Registered Consulting Arborist, to make a prudent business decision. Recommendations for replacement of removed tree(s) or shrub(s) will be based on the input from the Landscape Committee and Landscape Operations Director based on the appropriate species for the size and space and will be relocated so as to prevent recurrence of the problem. Trimming Trees will be trimmed if they are one or more of the following: Too large for their space. Causing excessive mess, shade, or damage to property or vegetation. Poorly balanced and in need of restructuring. Removal If problems with a tree cannot be resolved and their life extended by trimming, they will be removed if they are one or more of the following: Diseased and cannot be treated. Causing excessive mess, shade, or damage to property or vegetation.
Association News A potential danger for persons or property. Is too large for its location and space, and extensive trimming is not practical. Removed trees will be replaced with a species suitable for the area based on its mature height and size. If the space is too small for a tree, other appropriate plant materials such as shrubs will be used. Emergency Tree Removal If a tree falls, or is belatedly recognized as a hazard that should not await inclusion in a scheduled trimremoval action, it will be trimmed or removed promptly. Annual Tree Maintenance Procedures OHCC Common Area and Golf Course will be divided into three regions, A, B, and C. Trees will be addressed in one of these regions each year. Maps demarking the regions A, B, and C will be available in the HOA Office. Each fiscal year during the summer months, trees to be trimmed or removed will be identified by the Landscape Operations Director based on the criteria defined above. The Landscape Committee will review the Landscape Operations Director’s recommendation. The Master Board will consider the proposal for approval at an October Meeting. The work will be contracted for completion during the months of November through February.
While the HOA has rules and regulations that, amongst other things, address overnight street and driveway parking, there are times when it is necessary to park on the street or in one’s driveway. Simply contact CPS for a clarification and authorization. In this way, we ensure maintaining visibility during community patrols. All of our OHCC homes are equipped with one of eight different types of HOA-maintained alarm systems. F.Y.I.! These systems, in place for your wellbeing, require a hard wired telephone connection (a landline) in order to communicate with the front gate. Some residents, having either modem connected phone service, some other wireless service or a cell phone, do not have an alarm system capable of communicating with the front gate. SHOULD YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, THE FRONT GATE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS (760) 758-7111 Be SAFE, Be SMART, and most of all, BE HAPPY. Once again, thanks for your time and thanks for reading The Safety Corner.
The Safety Corner
By Leonard Weinstein, Director of Community Patrol Service (CPS) Hello residents of Ocean Hills Country Club. PEDESTRIANS! At one time or another, we all either have been or will be a PEDESTRIAN. The California Vehicle Code (CVC) does not relieve a pedestrian from the duty of using due care for his or her safety. The CVC also says the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-ofway to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any “unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.” Now, as vehicle drivers, if we all would remember what it’s like to have one of those large metal monsters (a vehicle) with its fixed, staring eyeballs (headlights) bearing down on us. Please be observant as you exit the back gate. Not only is oncoming traffic a concern in exiting, but these “unmarked crosswalks at an intersection” deserve additional caution. Another concern is our designated pedestrian lane along Leisure Village Way. While safely moving in and out of the lane is acceptable in order to navigate obstacles or to move your golf cart out of regular vehicle traffic, continuous driving in the lane by motor vehicles, golf carts or bicycles is both a safety issue and not permitted. Please watch for your friends and neighbors; some are still reporting close calls with vehicles, especially golf carts. Recently, a resident asked me about having seen a State license plate on the dashboard of a vehicle and whether this was legal. Being all knowing, and having read every page (sure I have) in the two and a half inch thick CVC, I contacted the OPD Traffic Division Sergeant. To put his some five minute clarification in a short “heads up,” do not display a license plate on your dashboard. They are to be securely fastened and “clearly visible” on your vehicle. OHCC Newsletter • April 2012 19
Recreation xxx News
RECREATION NEWS By Chris Bessey Recreation Director The Pool Furniture Sale in March was successful; all of the pieces were sold to some very lucky residents as the price was very affordable. Thank you to those who participated and all the proceeds will go back to the Association. The Spring Eggstravaganza is just around the corner, our thanks to Cox Communications for co-sponsoring this event with the Recreation Department. The event is open to all children and all adults that enjoy acting like children. The egg hunts are divided up into four age brackets. This year there will be four bouncy houses, two of them will have slides.The ones with slides were the most popular but the younger children love the simplicity of just bouncing. Last year, there were a few grandmas that joined their grandchildren bouncing and laughing together, what a delight to see! Refreshments are provided and “Hip Hop” the Bunny will be here for photos. There is no charge for this event. Just bring a basket, sunscreen and a picnic lunch if that suits your family’s fancy. Seating is limited in the recreational areas. A new lane marker for the pool is on order, the lap
swimmers are increasing and the need for this has come to our attention. The next purchase will be a storage reel to house the 150’ of line that will be used daily. Staff is also looking for a storage cabinet for the noodles and pool aids that accumulate on the deck. Hurry and don’t delay for tickets are on sale now for the trip to Copley Hall to see the New York Philharmonic on Tuesday, May 15, an evening program, performing Tchaikovsky’s Symphony #4. Tickets are $58.00 and $78.00 including transportation and gratuity. There is a pre-concert lecture with the bus loading at 5:45 pm. Limited seating (24) and there are no refunds. The April Mall Trip will be to the Outlets in Carlsbad on Wednesday, April 25. Please schedule a pick-up the day before by 3 pm, invite a friend or neighbor to ride along and leave the driving to Super Shuttle. Channel 12 will air the Oceanside Police Department Public Service Announcement on Residential Safety April 2-8 at 8 am, 4 pm, 6 pm & 10 pm. Recycling efforts will be publicized regularly in the HOA Newsletter, with updates as plans progress to use services that are available. Batteries can be dropped off at the Clubhouse, in the entrance to the Hall, closest to the tennis courts. Aluminum cans can be recycled to the right of the HOA parking lot; the proceeds benefit the Woodchuck Club’s need to buy supplies for their annual toy drive. Florescent lights and bulbs can be brought to the same area in the tall shed for recycling. Other hazardous household waste can be brought to Waste Management for Oceanside residents only.This information can be obtained by calling (760) 439-2824. Three new employees have been hired on the facilities crew for weekends, their names are: Angel, Alan and Randy. Applicants are being reviewed for a part-time Facilities Monitor that will service the outside recreational areas, Tuesdays-Fridays, 7 am-3:30 pm. Please introduce yourself as the crew becomes acquainted with the daily operations. The Dog Park continues to be closed for landscape maintenance. Benches will be installed and more shade will be made available for all the pet lovers and their fourlegged friends . Thank you for your patience, the wait will be worth it. “Here comes Spring-Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.” — W. Earl Hall
Classes Sit To Be Fit
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The title tells it all! SIT TO BE FIT is a FREE full body exercise program carried on while comfortably seated. Open to men and women, this program permits you to do what you can and to skip any exercise too demanding. After a few lessons, you will realize a pain or two has disappeared and you will enjoy life more. The program designed by retired professional fitness instructor, June Black, consists of seven uplifting tapes played weekly in sequence.
Recreation News Join this interesting and non-demanding class on Wednesdays at 9 am in Abravanel Hall. *Please note on the 2nd Wednesday of the month the program meets in the Art Room at the same time.
Aerobics Classes are held in Abravanel Hall on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 am (no class on the second Wednesday of each month). Club membership is $6 for the year.
Monday – 10 to 11:30 am (weights or bands 11 to 11:30) Wednesday - 10 to 11 am (no class 2nd Wednesday) Friday – 10 to 11:15 am (weights or bands 11 to 11:15) Fee: $3 per class You may attend two classes without joining the club, but you still pay the $3 class fee. Wear exercise shoes and bring water and weights. Instructors are both ACE Certified: Monday and Friday – Sharon Nelson; Wednesday – Christine Alesiani.
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CHANNEL 12 BROADCAST FOR APRIL 2012 All Selections Run at 12 Noon & 6 PM Daily
APRIL 2-8: Public Service Announcement on Residential Safety from the Oceanside Police Dept. *Will air at 8am, 12pm, 4pm, 6pm, 10pm APRIL 16-22: Master Board Meetings I & II APRIL 23-29: Theater Arts - BABA the Storyteller *Will be rebroadcast at 12pm & 6pm Please note: that if you have digital TV, our in-house Channel 12 now airs on Channel 867. Also, if you have digital TV and aren’t getting Channel 12 on 867, please ask COX to exchange your box for an 8300 box.
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President Paul Yoshida announces the April 10 Club meeting at 7 pm in the Mykonos Room at the Clubhouse. All members and guests are invited to attend this or any regular monthly meetings that are held the second Tuesday of the month. The first fishing trip of the year will be a three-quarter day fishing trip,Thursday, May 17 on the Pacific Voyager, departing Seaforth Sportfishing in Mission Bay at 6 am. The cost for members is $75 and $80 for non-members and guests. Members and guests may sign up for this trip in the Anglers Club folder and deposit their check Anglers Club check envelope at the Front Desk in the Clubhouse. May is usually a transition month as far as fishing goes. As a result we may fish anywhere from south to Imperial Beach for breezing yellowtail, to north along the Del Mar coast, for bass and rock fish, depending on where the fishing is best.The trip is scheduled for a limited load trip of 20 anglers who sign up and pay for the trip. Our fishing trips are open to Club members, residents, and a guest of members, as long as space is available on the boat. On March 8 we had our last Club Lake Poway fishing trip this year. On Thursday, March 15 we also had our last OHA member’s golf tournament on our course. In February Eric Fenchel won the golf tournament with a net 50, with Rollin Grider coming in second with a net 52, and Bud DeMaris taking third place with a net 55. If you have any questions about the fishing trips, give Rollin Grider a call. At our April 10 meeting we will have a 50/50 raffle for cash that you can use for the 2012 season. For information about fishing trips or the Club, call President Paul Yoshida at 760940-8871, Vice President, Al Harruff at 760-806-6862 or Charter Master Rollin Grider at 760-726-9594.
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ART LOVER’S CLUB
The roar of a Heavy Metal tour is rolling your way Tuesday, April 17. This bus trip is an opportunity to experience the artistic metal sculpture of Michael Stutz (Michael Stutz.com) along with a tour of the Fallbrook School of Arts. This gifted artist studied painting at the University of Tennessee and York Street College of Art and Design in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His professional career began in San Francisco in the Display and Advertising business. His woven metal technique was developed when he later migrated to New Orleans to build sculptures for the Mardi Gras Parades. The Fallbrook school tour also includes a demonstration of glass blowing techniques as well as an opportunity to see various artists in action.This is followed by a trek to the Fallbrook Library for a docent led tour of art exhibits featuring Michael Stutz and N. Dixon Fish along with ten other artists. The culmination of this trip will be lunch at the Peking Wok Chinese Restaurant with a choice of five different dishes that includes soup and an appetizer. Drinks are extra. Departure is 9:30 am at the overflow parking lot. The return time is approximately 3 pm. Do not delay! Make your $27 check payable to OHCC Art Lovers Club and leave it at the Clubhouse Front Desk. The bus holds 47 passengers. Your check will reserve your seat! The program coordinator is Helen Sloan at 760-726-8855 or helensloan @cox.net for questions. May 15 at 1 pm Renee Richetts will lecture on 3 Dimensional Contemporary Realism. This will be in the Mykonos Room.
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AUDIO VISUAL COMMITTEE
February was a very busy month for Audio Visual Volunteers. Video training sessions on February 2 and 23; a Theatre Arts presentation of Michael Ruhl on February 6; the Park dedication on February 8; and the BOD meetings on February 13 and 16. Following that we had the Las Vegas Legends on stage February 17 and on February 20 the Museum of Music presentation for the Solos Club. To close off the month we prepared for and conducted the Theatre Arts Follies on February 24. A lot of fun was had with the Follies and we got to enjoy and appreciate some of our local talent. In March we worked the Theatre Arts production of Baba the Story Teller; the OHSPA Broadway Entertainers; and of course the BOD Meetings on March 12 and 15. During the latter part of March we worked on the production of “Plagiarism Most Foul,” a play written by our own Frank Ritter. New AV Committee Members were appointed this year by the Master Board: Ed Farley, Renee Klepesch, Steve Malone, Doug Wright, Lin Hinshaw, Pete Russell, and Florence Hayos. At the February 28 meeting Ed Farley was elected Chairman for 2012; Renee Klepesch as Vice Chairman; and Doug Wright as Secretary. The Chairman then appointed Steve Malone as Audio Chief, Renee Klepesch as Lighting Chief, and Lin Hinshaw as Video Chief. Ed Farley and Pete Russell will team up to work on Broadcast issues and, of course and thank goodness, Ed Farley will continue as our Tech Chief. Master Board member Leon Cole will serve as Liaison to the Board and the Committee. A big thank you to our Master Board members for their support and guidance over the past year. If you are interested in being a volunteer for Audio Visual,
Clubs and Activities please contact one of the following Crew Chiefs: Lighting, Renee Klepesch; Video, Lin Hinshaw; Audio, Steve Malone; or AV Chairman Ed Farley.
BALLROOM DANCE CLUB
We hope you all have received the March Newsletter which has a lot of good information. If you don’t have it it’s available on our website www.oceanhillsdanceclub.com. The Club is doing well in almost all aspects of its life. We have a good number of new members whom we are welcoming with open arms. Our free Wednesday classes are very well attended; we are teaching the Waltz in March and the Cha-Cha in April.The paid Monday classes, taught by Gari and Marjory Eisert, are also popular; after paying the teachers we are braking even most of the time. We will finish the West Coast Swing classes at the end of March. In April we will bring back Liz O’Grady for a refresher in Hustle. We are extending an open invitation to the members of the Doo-Wop Club to come and take the class. The Hustle is a fun dance, in the category of disco dances. It has some similarities with the swing and it is danced as a partner dance. However, some prefer to dance it as a line dance (remember Saturday Night Fever?). Liz will teach it only as a partner dance and we can guarantee you that you will have fun learning it and dancing it. One of the advantages of learning the Hustle is that it can be danced to a great variety of music, found in songs produced across many different genres over the past three decades. Since we are on the topic of classes and learning, we would like to remind our members and non-members who take these classes, to keep practicing whenever they can.Take advantage of any chance you have to dance: the Club’s monthly socials, the dance workshop organized as a private party, open to all OHCC residents, every fourth Sunday of the month by George and Miriam Mozes, and other venues as well. One area that we can still improve on is the attendance at out second Friday of the month social dance.We are averaging 108 participants and we would like to see at least 120. So we are inviting all our members to come and enjoy a fun evening of dancing, music and camaraderie. And please invite your friends and neighbors. At $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers such an evening is still a bargain. Finally, a reminder to visit our website at least once or twice a month. James Kaminsky, our talented webmaster, is doing a great job in keeping it updated. You will find fresh photos from the latest socials, announcements, short clips from our lessons on DVDs, and most importantly, a chance to communicate with the Board: ask questions, write comments and give your ideas and feedback. “Life isn’t about waiting for the rain to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” (author unknown)
A Great Demonstration! The Billiards Club and the Recreation Department were again able to present Billiards Professional, Calvin Coker, on February 25. Mr. Coker has quite an extensive background in his profession and performed for and entertained celebrities with his extensive talents. At Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 50th Birthday celebration he performed trick shots and taught game fundamentals to Mr. Schwarzenegger and his guests including Danny DeVito and many more. He was winner of the 2008 Southern California Breakball Promotions Open and a competitor in the 2008 World’s Straight Pool Tournament. We had 28 people attending the Calvin Coker Billiards
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Clubs and Activities Seminar. President Charlie Payne made the introduction and explained that he had asked Calvin to add some special features to the basic instruction. In addition to his excellent coverage of the basics, Calvin explained what he is thinking on each shot (what English he will use, the leave he is aiming for) as he clears the table, thereby demonstrating how a pro thinks as he plans his shots. Additionally, he covered other new topics including: tips on draw, what a more expensive cue buys you, how to break in 8-Ball and 9-Ball - and why; also, how starting with exactly the same shot you can position the cue ball near any of the 6 pockets. Calvin stayed an extra half hour to answer individual questions, talk pool, and show the pool cues he had brought with him. Many in the audience commented about what a fine Seminar he gave. In order to assist new players, the Club started a series of four one hour lessons on Billiard playing basics. The first of this series was started in February.These lessons are designed to get beginners off to a good start in this great sport, but even some of you seasoned pros might pick up a tip or two. The initial topic was “Stance and Grip,” the most fundamental of all the skills. Subsequent lessons will cover ‘“Bridge and Stroke,” “English” and “Position.” Instruction took the first half hour and the second half hour was supervised practice. The Club wishes to thank some of the Club’s top players including Marshall Coil, Danny-Joe Burton, Ralph Dudley, Jerry Moskovitz and John Prieskorn for their help as instructors. Look for the lessons on “English” and “Position” play to be presented in the future. All Club members remember that the new 8-Ball Ladder began on February 6 and will run through December 15. You
can still sign up and see how high you can climb! The Club sponsored a “Kansas” tournament played on March 29. This billiards game is played with only six object balls. Each ball pocketed counts for one point and nine points wins. Winners will be announced in the next newsletter. A gentle reminder, if you have not joined the Billiards Club for this year, please do so. Ours is the best pool hall for miles around, and the modest $7 yearly fee is about what you would pay for a single hour at a lesser establishment.
BINGO – 2012
Join us in Abravanel Hall starting at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30. Cost is $7. Cash prizes. Fun games. APRIL 21 MAY 12 JUNE 16 SEPTEMBER 15 OCTOBER 20
There will not be a meeting this month, but mark your calendar for our meeting on May 22 when there will be a guest speaker from Project Wildlife. To join the Club, place a check for the $8 dues in the Birdwatchers envelope at the Front Desk. A list of meetings and bird walks can be found in the “Clubs” section in the racks at the Clubhouse in addition to the website. The bird walk this month will be TUESDAY, APRIL 10, to Green Oaks Ranch in Vista. This area is a favorite of the Club
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Clubs and Activities containing habitats of oak woodland, streams and coastal scrub, all which provide homes for a variety of birds. The Ranch also shelters some non-releasable animal species including regular and albino peacocks, emu, sheep, goats, llamas, bobcat, owl, among other animals. Walking is easy on well-maintained walkways and trails. Some of the birds observed on past walks include: Black-headed Grosbeak, Quail, Hooded and Bullock’s Orioles, Kingfisher, and Western bluebirds. Clean restrooms are available. Meet at the overflow lot by 8:15 am to receive directions and form car pools. WE DEPART AT 8:30. Bring hat, water, and wear sturdy shoes. The Club is going to Big Morongo and Covington Park April 30 to May 1. Rooms have been filled since the deadline of March 9. Directions and itinerary will be given to those who have made their reservations. If you have any questions regarding this trip, please call Andy Truban at 760-631-0029. The Birdwatchers website can be reached though the OHCC website then scrolling down to “Clubs.” You can also bookmark: http://birdwatchers.net76.net. The website lists the bird walk schedule, meetings, blue bird box update, places to contact for injured birds, and pictures of bird walks. You will also find bird photos taken by Ray Spencer. Ray can email you a “bird of the day” photo each day by contacting him at email@example.com.
Good morning, boys and girls. It’s another opportunity to get together and discuss the weather. My mother used to say if March comes in like a Lion it will go out like a lamb. You just can’t trust those old sayings any-
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more. All of us diehards are still trying to hang in there, but it’s getting harder and harder. The Year of the Dragon came in with great style.There was a wonderful Chinese dinner and dance. The food served by Chinex was superb and hot even. There was wonderful background music to dance to or just sit and listen to. Kudos to our new board for such a lovely party and it was reasonably priced. The games are still going on even though today we cut ours short due to the weather. We do have new players and we encourage everyone to come out and learn to play. We are still a bocce Club, not just a party club. Shuffleboard is also included in our Club and we are all learning together so no one needs to feel badly about their play. We had our first tournament against the Vista Team and we won, even though they have had a lot more experience.We played against them again on their court on March 9. We are still trying to arrange for someone to teach on Wednesdays at 10 am. If there is no one there, there will be someone at the shuffleboard court next door who can help you. Unfortunately, I dropped the ball last week and didn’t remind anyone we were going out of town to celebrate our anniversary but Don Sampsel took over for me. Thank you, Don. Bocces for the month of February were as follows: 2 each for Bill Curtin, Al Lipitz, Marion Ellman and Virginia Sackett; 1 each for Al Fried, Gary Baur, Bob Sackett, Bob Kopolow, Bob Pollack, Bob Rogers, Gary Foresberg, Forest Newberg, Doris Leith and Barbara Tresson. Don’t forget, we all are winners whether we get bocces or not, see you at the court.
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BRIDGE FOUNDERS DUPLICATE
Our annual club’s St Patrick’s Day get-together turned out to be a delightful affair. The refreshments were delicious. Many members came dressed in green in celebration of this holiday. High scorers for the month of February are as follows: In N/S position we had Doris Reid and Mike Brown with a 65.08%. In E/W position we had Dolores and Dan Neilson with a 70.17%. Congratulations to all of you! Please contact Nancy Read our Partner Arranger for our Club at 760-945-5637 if you need a partner.
and Mary Aspell with 61.11%. E/W First Place Winners were Joanne Abeson and Gloria Griffiths with 66.27%. Congratulations Ladies! For anyone who enjoys playing Duplicate Bridge, please join us to play on the second and fourth Fridays of the month in Abravanel Hall. We start play at 11:30 am but we ask that you be in the hall by 11:15 am. If a fifth Friday happens to fall on any certain month, we will hold a game on that Friday too. Membership is required in order to play and it is $6 for the year. If you need a partner, please call Betty Steinman at 760842-1321.
BRIDGE FRIDAY DUPLICATE
Sorry I missed inserting our January winners in the last issue so I will do it in this issue of our Newsletter along with our February winners. Our Friday Duplicate Bridge Game was held January 13. We played the Howell System and the First Place Winner was Kay Roberts with a 59.38%. Second place went to Gloria Overall with a 55.00%. On January 27, N/S First Place Winners were Nancy Schummer and Gisela Reyhrer with 59.45%. E/W First Place Winners were Bonnie Stricklin and Marge Garland with 62.86%. Congratulations Ladies! On Friday, February 10, N/S First Place Winners were Mary Lou Buer-Modinski and Pat Fore with 59.69%. E/W First Place Winners were Cindy Sanelli and Joan Gayer with 59.86%. On Friday, February 24, N/S First Place Winners were Kay Roberts
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OHCC Session I Monday, April 16, 10 am Mykonos Room OHCC Session II Thursday, April 19, 1:30 pm Mykonos Room VILLAGE MEETINGS Corfu Wednesday, April 25, 1:30 pm Ladies Club Room Mykonos Monday, April 23, 1pm Ladies Club Room Santorini Friday, April 20, 1:30 pm Ladies Club Room Zante Friday, April 27, 1:30 pm Ladies Club Room COMMITTEE MEETINGS Architectural Review Thursday, April 12 and 26, 9:30 am Homeowners Association Audio/Visual Tuesday, April 24, 11 am Homeowners Association Community Service Friday, April 13, 10 am Art Room, Clubhouse Facilities Management Tuesday, April 10, 2 pm Homeowners Association Golf Course Thursday, April 26, 2 pm Clubhouse Landscape Friday, April 6, 10 am Homeowners Association Marketing & Communication Wednesday, April 18, 10 am Homeowners Association Executive Committee of the Board For Hearings Wednesday, April 25, 9:30 am Homeowners Association
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BRIDGE FRIDAY PARTY
Our sandwich luncheon in March on the first Friday was catered by “COSTCO” and provided by your board. All other Fridays we have freshly popped popcorn, cookies and tea and coffee. Sign-ups begin at 11 am, bridge play at 11:30 am. Intermediate players are welcome.You don’t need to bring a partner; just $1 and a friendly smile. The February winners were: February 3 1st Zita Rudvalis 2nd Kay Ley February 10 1st Betty Gordon 2nd Bobbie Johnson February 17 1st Ruth Miller 2nd Phyllis Ward February 24 1st Jackie Cohen 2nd Bobbie Johnson
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Welcome new players. It is always exciting to see new faces and look forward to seeing you most every week. Those away for the week; just know we missed you and expect you back soon. We start at 6 pm with a nice variety of cookies, coffee and a little chitchat. Bridge begins at 6:30 pm. We welcome all intermediate players. Bring your partner and $1. February winners were John and Sue Carlson, Betty Gordon and Barbara Mitchell, Jacque and Ron Torgerson and Shirley Williams and Bobbie Johnson. Congratulations ladies!
CINEMATIC AND MUSICAL ART APPRECIATION
WEEKEND FILMS: Hopefully, coming to Ocean Hills from approximately mid-April to mid-May are the following films: “The Iron Lady (58), “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” (83), “Tyrannosaur” (74), Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” (77), “Albert Nobbs” (63), “Haywire”(68), “Rampart”(63), “Shame”(77), and “We Bought a Zoo” (68). Watch for the actual show dates on the weekly counter program or on the Movie Hotline.The numbers appearing after the film titles represent the combined average critical and popular rating on a scale of 0 to 100 as published by Rotten Tomatoes.com and IMDB.com. Please check the updated Coming Attractions Bulletin Board posted outside the Men’s Club Room for recently reserved films that have been released to theaters but are not yet available in DVD. On Sunday, March 5, a new record for movie attendance was reached when 161 residents came to see the Academy Award Contender “Hugo.” The film was shown to a maximum audience of 56 twice in the same day for the first time since attendance records were maintained. Maximum possible attendance in any one day is 168. FOREIGN FILM CLASSICS: Scheduled on Monday, April 16 at 12 Noon in the Ladies Club Room is the 1953 French film classic “The Earrings of Madame de…” directed by Max Ophuls.. Please note the new time (Noon) and day of the month (Monday) in 2012 for this Group’s meetings. Joining the Foreign Film Classic Group will entitle you to automatically receive a monthly invitation and an annual program of scheduled universally acclaimed film classics. This presents a rare 32 OHCC Newsletter • April 2012
opportunity to revisit them again or to see them for the first time. MUSICAL FINE ARTS: This Group is next scheduled to meet on Saturday, April 7 at 10 am. The program will be the Opera “Tales of Hoffman” by Jacques Offenbach starring a youthful Placido Domingo in a 1981 Royal Opera production. Joining the Musical Fine Arts Group will entitle you to automatically receive a monthly invitation and an annual program of scheduled classical musical events which include operas, ballets, choral masterpieces, orchestral and instrumental works. If you are interested in attending the sessions of either Group or in joining, please contact the writer since seating is limited.
The purpose of the Ocean Hills Computer Club is to encourage active seniors to use computers for better living. Each month we try to fulfil that purpose by offering various computer classes, holding “help sessions,” and hosting a general meeting with a guest speaking on a subject interesting to computer users. Some of the classes we offer in most months are Digital Photography, Beginning and Intermediate PC, EXCEL, and WORD.We also offer classes on MacIntosh computers, iPhones, and iPads. Classes change from month to month, so please, at the beginning of each month, check the calendar posted on the Computer Room window. You can also find our calendar online, using the link Calendar on the left-hand side of our homepage www.oceanhillscomputerclub.net. What’s the advantage of being a Computer Club member? You can attend any of the free classes that we offer throughout the year. You get our monthly newsletter, chocked full of information, nifty computer tips, and our monthly calendar, emailed to you.We also send e-mail notifications and reminders of upcoming classes. Very soon, with the help of our Homeowners Association, we are anticipating an upgrade to our genealogy capabilities. At the April 25 Computer Club General Meeting (1 pm in Abravanel Hall) we are having a speaker talk to us about Avast anti-virus software. Avast offers an excellent free home version of their anti-virus, as well as a more sophisticated pay version. The presentation should be of interest to all computer users, and we hope all Computer Club members attend. Remember that we also have refreshments and door prizes at all Computer Club General Meetings! The Computer Club calendar lists the times of the “help sessions” held in our Computer Room. The Club’s “Certified Volunteers” are always anxious to help solve your problems. If you need help in your own home with those nasty computer problems, we can arrange for personal visitations, but would appreciate a voluntary donation to our Computer Club. If we can’t help you, we will recommend several local service people for you to choose from. Our Club has many interests, including Genealogy, Mac Computers, Web Pages, Email, Digital Imaging, and even Facebook and Google Earth. Tell us your interests and we’ll see if we can accommodate you. That’s why we added classes on iPhone and Home Web Pages last month. If you would like to get more involved with the Computer Club, which we hope you do, please contact any of the officers listed on the website. We are always looking for new ideas to help guide the way in these exciting years of cyberspace.
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DOO-WOP AND DISCO CLUB
Doo-Wop Disco and Dance Club members like to party to the music of the 50’s - 80’s. We now have 245 members, an alltime high. We believe the continued growth of our Club indicates we’re on the right path of offering low-cost, fun parties at Ocean Hills Country Club. Right on the heels of our terrific Mardi Gras Party in February was the annual St. Patrick’s Day Party on March 16. For the incredibly low price of $8 members ($13 non-members) 160 party-goers got soda and/or Irish beer, sandwiches and chips, and then wound down the evening with cake and coffee with Irish cream. The 5-piece Danny DiCarlo Band provided the rock and roll dance music. Many thanks go to Diana Kaminsky, Joan Kluis, Joyce Malloy and the rest of the volunteer team for putting together yet another fantastic DooWop party! See photos of this and previous parties on our website at doowop.ohcc.web44.net. The Doo-Wop Disco and Dance Club has three more lowcost parties planned for 2012. Please visit our website anytime at doowop.ohcc.web44.net to see some of our past activities. It’ll put a smile on your face.
The Garden Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month in Abravanel Hall at 9:30 am. Delicious desserts and beverages are enjoyed before the meeting giving members an opportunity to mingle and visit. Membership is open to all residents of Ocean Hills. Yearly
dues are $10. On February 28 there was a New Member Coffee giving new members the opportunity to meet the various Board members and learn of the goals and activities of the Garden Club. The highlight of the morning was the preview of the upcoming 2012 Biennial Garden Club Flower Show. The theme of this year’s show is “Celebrate,” and celebrate they shall! Clubhouse rooms will be devoted to the various holidays we enjoy throughout the year—New Year’s Eve, Mardi Gras, Cinco de Mayo, 4th of July—just to name a few. Music, delicious desserts and beverages will be enjoyed by all but, of course, the stars of the show will be all the flowers grown by the Ocean Hills residents. As a bonus, there will be a plant sale with offerings donated by the Garden Club members who have potted plants from their own gardens for this biennial event. This will be a good chance to fill in those empty spaces in your own garden with plants grown by one of your neighbors. We look forward to seeing all of you there. Please join us for our Wednesday, April 11 meeting when Diana Wenman, a member of the Ocean Hills Landscape Committee, will present the current status and future plans to beautify and enhance our property. This presentation promises to be informative and of interest to all.
MELVINA’S TIPS Ah, it’s April. The sun should be shining and all cold snaps should be over. Do all of the spring chores that you have procrastinated over doing. It’s time to get out and dig in the garden, and I do mean dig. Know your dirt. Most of our soils here in the village are decomposed granite and/or clay. Even though you may have been diligent about adding compost and
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Clubs and Activities humus, our unusually wet winter has diluted the effects and packed down the soil. To improve our soils, you need to work in gypsum, small wood chips, compost, manure, peat moss and/or leaf mold. If it is heavy clay, you may even need to add perlite, vermiculite or sand. Go easy on the sand. Clay soil already has all of the water it needs and wood materials are perfect because they do not add to the problem. Wood materials force soils apart when they are mixed together which will help to speed up the drainage process. Dig everything in to a depth of at least one foot. English gardeners literally remove the top foot or more of soil, set it aside and use the above process on the sub-soil. If your back will take it, have at it.You will get amazing blue ribbon results. If you haven’t already done so, prune back all of your plants. Plant all of your favorites. Keep them damp, but not wet. Bait for snails and slugs. Watch for pesky insects. Spray them off with warm soapy water. If this doesn’t work, you will have to submit to commercial products. It is time to plant your summer garden including vegetables, herbs and flower seedlings. People have asked about what the numbers on fertilizer containers mean. For example, 0-10-10, zero designates nitrogen which is for the leaves. This should be used in the winter time when plants need it as you don’t want to fertilize leaves. New leaves would be damaged by cold snaps. The second number designates phosphates which encourage more flowers and the third number is potash for the overall well-being of the plant. As the weather warms, use fertilizers with increased numbers, for example, 20-30-30. The rule of thumb is not to fertilize at all, in extreme hot or cold weather.
I would like to start off this month on a social note. I was playing golf in a twosome on a Saturday. There was a single in back of us whom we asked to join us. He did and happily we met a new member. It’s fun to do that folks. If you see someone alone and you are not in a hurry (why should we be, we’re retired?), invite them along. You’ll possibly make a new friend. Spoke to Marilyn Vetlesen and our first Guys and Dolls of 2012 was a great success. We had our largest turnout ever-144 people. The excitement of the day came when Paul Steinberg had a hole-in-one on the first hole. Congratulations! Our next Guys and Dolls will be Sunday, April 15. Entry fee is $4 cash per person. Please drop your entry fee with names of team members in the box at the casa by April 7 at noon. I have some requests from our hard working golf volunteers. Natalie Sentz, our reliable ladies tee time scheduler, asked if, when contacting her regarding tee times, please use the following Email address. Scheduler@cox.net. Also, you know those two wonderful ladies who sit in the casa every Wednesday morning and take our money. They are Dottie Munroe and Dolores Soderholm. They arrive before 8 am and they asked if you ladies could please get there on time for your tee off. It makes life easier for everyone. Our next Touring Amateurs will be on April 23 at the Welk Fountain course and May 21 at the Vineyard at Escondido. I spoke to Dave Demarest today, and he told me some exciting news. They are planning to add some new courses for the 2013 season. They were checking a particular course (which shall remain nameless) and thought it was beautiful. The only problem was it had a strange layout. Hole #12 was next to #4 and #9 was next to #16. They decided too many of we seniors might get lost going from hole to hole, never to be seen again. Keep in mind, for the future, May 7 and 8 are the dates for the first outside tournament, sponsored by O’Connell Landscaping. More info to follow next month.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, April 12 at 1 pm in the Mykonos Room for a program on ROBOTIC SPINE SURGERY given by Neville Alleyne, MD and Payam Moazzaz, MD, both associated with Tri-City Hospital. This is the latest treasure from the magic bag of current, inventive, effective techniques for alleviating pain and discomfort when our bodies start to remind us of how old we are. All residents and their guests are invited to attend. Healthy snacks will be included.
There has been a lot of coming and going at the Helping Hands shed this past year and we are running short of the lightweight aluminum walkers and the transporter type wheel chairs. If you have one of the above type items and would like to return it or donate one to Helping Hands we can sure use it. We currently have a limited amount of regular wheel chairs, and some wheeled walkers with seats. We are still in need of the adjustable canes. If you have a need or wish to donate, please call one of us below. Thanks for your support! Jack Collar 760-598-0580; Dan Mathews 760-7242744; Steve Malone 760-505-7297; or Larry Bowers 760-6391989. 34 OHCC Newsletter • April 2012
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Friday, May 18, the Kennel Klub will be going to the graduation of the Canine Companions dog event. We will leave from the overflow parking lot at 10 am and you need to call Ellen Kippel at 760-305-7114 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to drive in the carpool, or join us for the ride over. It should be a very interesting day as we watch these dogs graduate and meet their new owners who will now get a dog to assist them with their disabilities. Most of the dogs are Golden Retrievers or Labs and they have gone through at least 17 months or more of training by a volunteer trainer like our own OHCC resident, Phyllis Slade and her dog in training “Rhonda.” They will be there on May 18 so you can meet them if you haven’t already. This outing will take place instead of our usual Kennel Klub meeting in May. We also want to encourage you to walk your dog in the new park.The dogs will love it and so will you. Please keep in mind that the usual OHCC rules apply in the park. Use a 6 foot nonretractable leash and pick up after your pooch. Do you plan to go to the beach with your dog as the warm weather starts to come in the spring and summer? Some tips you may want to consider are as follows: Avoid Burn: Dogs with short, light coats, exposed noses or ears, or areas recently shaved can benefit from an application of sunscreen. Use a dog or baby formula and distract them with a treat while you lather it on. Bring a cooler. Fresh water and a dish are a must while ice cubes add a frozen treat. Never let your dog drink ocean water. Keep track of toys. A collar is important both for ID and for getting a hold of your dog. On beach days, use a
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nylon collar instead of a leather one as the leather might get destroyed. Stay safe. Know what sea life is common to your area and keep your dog away from nesting birds or beached animals. Pack Shade. If you will be staying at the beach, bring a wide beach umbrella or a small tent so your dog can escape the sun. Rinse off as soon as you are finished so the dog’s coat doesn’t become itchy and irritated. Make sure that dogs remain welcome at the beach by picking up waste, respecting other beachgoers and supervising your dog at all times. These Pet Tips are by Debbie Swansan, Dog Fancy. We hope to have you join us on May 18 at 10 am in the overflow parking lot for the Canine Companion Dog Graduation and to carpool. Be sure to contact Ellen Kippel to let her know beforehand that you plan to go with us so we have a carpool arranged and so we know how many will be attending this event.
Have you given any thought to using the LOW VISION READER in the Library? It magnifies the print of any document or book you may have difficulty reading. Any librarian will be glad to instruct you in its use. The READER was donated by one of our residents last year, but if it is not being used, it will be given to some other organization. Please let us know if you feel we should keep it. We also have a Webster’s Dictionary, Roget’s Thesaurus and Quotations among the many reference books available for everyone’s use. Our thanks to the Ocean Hills “OBSERVER” for the great article and picture of the Library in the February 25 edition.
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Clubs and Activities The Library staff is grateful for the information you printed. We hope that everyone understands that the latest books and audio books, as well as the books on the open shelves, are all bought with Library dues. A few of the new books purchased for April are: KILL SHOT by VINCE FLYNN LONE WOLF by JODI PICOULT and CELEBRITY IN DEATH by J.D. ROBB If you’ve paid your Library dues for 2012 you can reserve one of these or any of the other new books. If not, a $15 check left at the Front Desk will provide membership for your entire household for the year. Quote of the month: “The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. Mark Twain
NEW BOOK PURCHASES - MARCH. 2012 TITLE, AUTHOR, CATEGORY BELIEVING THE LIE, ELIZABETH GEORGE, FIC COPPER BEACH, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ, FIC DEATH BENEFIT, ROBIN COOK, FIC DEVIL’S GATE, CLIVE CUSSLER, FIC GUN GAMES, FAYE KELLERMAN, FIC HOME FRONT, KRISTIN HANNAH, FIC HOW I GOT THIS WAY, REGIS PHILBIN, BIO THE HUNTER, JOHN LESCROART, FIC KILLING LINCOLN, BILL O’REILLY, NON-FIC THE LEOPARD, JO NESBO, FIC MARY BOLEYN, ALISON WEIR, FIC THE NEXT ALWAYS, NORA ROBERTS, FIC PRIVATE #1 SUSPECT, JAMES PATTERSON, FIC
RAYLAN, ELMORE LEONARD, FIC THE ROPE, NEVADA BARR, FIC 77 SHADOW STREET, DEAN KOONTZ, FIC TAKEN, ROBERT CRAIS, FIC WAKING HOURS, LIS WIEHL,, FIC THE NEXT ALWAYS, NORA ROBERTS, LG.PRT.
CDs DEATH BENEFITS, ROBIN COOK
NuBees began with the desire to provide a socializing venue for residents of Ocean Hills Country Club. While originally intended for newcomers to OHCC, both new and established residents now participate in our social events. We’d like you to participate, too. During the cooler months of the year such as April here at Ocean Hills, starting at 5:30 pm on the 2nd Monday of the month you will find the NuBees socializing in the Mykonos Room. Residents are asked to bring whatever they want to drink and a hearty appetizer to share with 10-12 people. This is a terrific opportunity to make new friends and learn about all the activities at Ocean Hills. Besides these socializing events, NuBees has other activities throughout the year. NuBees went bowling at the end of March. We enjoyed cheering each other on while munching on pizza, soft drinks, nachos, egg rolls, mozzarella sticks, and buffalo wings. Photos of this lively event are posted on the NuBees website. Many thanks go to Dan Golembiewski for organizing our bowling trip. Dan is also organizing the annual NuBees Padres outing
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Clubs and Activities that is slated for August.You won’t want to miss the fun of this adventure. Come on down to the NuBees social gathering in the Mykonos Room on April 9 to hear the details and sign up. Photos of Nu NuBees are posted on our website. Last month we had 9 Nu NuBees attend. See if you recognize a “Nu NuBee” on our web page at nubees.ohcc.web44.net. You, too, can socialize with NuBees. Come share some laughs with all of us. It’s a great place to make new friends. Isn’t that why you moved here?
PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL IMAGING
Our meeting this month is on Tuesday, April 17, at 1 pm in the Ladies Club Room. This is a joint meeting of the Photography Club and the Digital Photography Special Interest Group of the Computer Club. President Morry Shechet will present a special program on “photo ops,” but with his own unique treatment of discovering subjects and recording images. His talk is titled “The Joys of Opportunistic Thematic Photography 2,” illustrated with some of his interesting photos. Join us to learn how to be a little more creative in your photography and find images that please you. If time remains available, we try to address any questions you may have on you camera or other photo gear, or at least get you pointed in the right direction. Bud DeMaris will be available in the Computer/Photo Lab after the meeting from 3 to 5 pm for one-on-one help with your digital camera and using it with a computer and printer. We can also address features of Photoshop Elements, which is on some of the Lab computers. If you plan on coming late, say after 4 pm, please let Bud know ahead of time, email@example.com or 760-630-1739.
On February 14, we held a Valentine’s Day Paddle Social where 22 members participated in a series of matches on three courts. Laughter at the novice Court 3 could be heard from the front of the Clubhouse! Although the weather reports looked threatening, the morning was perfect for play; however, we did hold our potluck luncheon in the Greenery Lounge where we got cozy eating some outstanding dishes. The event coordinators, Sue and Allan Paloutzian did a great job of soliciting prizes from nearby eateries and threw in some bottles of wine and Valentine chocolates. Thank you Sue and Allan, their assistants Scott and Debi Goldwasser, and all who helped with this really fun
event! Pickleball has continued to be our most widely played sport. You can find as many as 18 players at some of our dropin sessions at either the Clubhouse or the HOA courts, and new players show up on Saturdays nearly every week. We are so fortunate to have five beautiful courts! Our first season of winter water volleyball has been a big success with 14-18 players on nearly every Monday and Friday. Such enthusiasm is contagious – the laughter, the cheering, the long volleys, the joking, even the occasional scream. It’s just as much fun as our summer games, so come out and join us at 2 pm! There is much “behind-the-scenes” coordination going on to implement our new tennis ball machine. It will be a great addition to our amenities here at Ocean Hills, for those players who want to improve their game. Members can look forward to an email announcing a training session on use of the machine. Also, a new showcase protecting our tennis sign-in board has been installed! It looks great and will help keep that board usable on cold and damp mornings when the dryerase marker is ineffective. For more information on the Racquet Club and our drop-in schedule, go to www.ohccracquetclub.com/.
If you are interested in joining a group of nice people for good down-home cooking and a fun evening you may leave your check for $10 per person at the Front Desk. Someone will call to invite you to dinner and ask you to bring either two appetizers, a salad or dessert for six to eight people. After you have dined out twice it will be your turn to host. You choose a few dates for guests to pick from, decide on the main course you will cook and a bar with many different kinds of liquor some wine and enough wine to serve at the dinner table. In the last couple of years I have had calls from members who were not at all happy to have had no wine at the table and very little from the bar.You may not drink but they do and they expect to serve and be served the appropriate drinks. Since every member must host one or two dinners a year you will have to decide if this is really the group for you. Or, I suppose, you could ask them to bring their own but believe me that will be met with lots of complaints. In the past, several members have forgotten to ask their guests about allergies. Also the guests have forgotten to mention their own allergies. Since I can seldom remember my own address I know how uncomfortable that can make people, so please remember to ask. Bon Appetit!
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The RV Club held a combined luncheon and meeting on February 28 at the Tuscany Restaurant in Carlsbad. The meeting was well attended and the food was fantastic as usual at the Tuscany. A special thank you to Audrey Pederson, Lee Lady, Judy White, and Pat Sweet for coordinating this event. Our Club meetings are usually held in the Mykonos Room in the Clubhouse on the 4th Tuesday of each month. A social gathering and refreshments starts at 7 pm; with the business meeting starting at 7:30 pm, and visitors are welcome. If you own an RV or are interested in being and RVer the Ocean Hills RV Club is the place for you. We currently have 176 members and we have several fun outings planned this year: including a trip to the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona then
Clubs and Activities on to Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon National Park; a trip to the California Missions and the Pismo Beach Jazz Festival; a Thanksgiving outing to Pechanga Casino in November; and we finish out the year with a trip to the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena. We are looking forward to good food, music, and dancing at our annual RV Lot Party on May 22. Officers this year are: President Dan Mathews; Vice President Rollin Grider; Treasurer Bill Jones; Secretary Cliftus Forrstrom; VP Trips Steve Malone; and VP Social Audrey Pederson. President Dan Mathews invites you to come join us; we are a fun-seeking Club with an element of practicality. We encourage all members to keep their RV rigs at least half full of fuel and water in order to provide service to our community in the case of an emergency. Please visit our website at http://members.cox.net/ohccrvclub/
The March meeting was well attended. The evening program was presented, by our Fleet Captain, Bill Baker. Bill provided additional information regarding “Boating Safety.” Members who had not renewed their membership by March 6 have been dropped from the Club roster. The Club’s first sail of 2012 took place on February 16 under sunny skies and fair winds. Captain Dick Cook took his crew about 3 miles out past Point Loma nearing Mexican territorial waters before heading back to San Diego harbor. They had steady 10 knot winds off the port bow and were able to hold 6 knots all the way back to the inlet to Harbor Island Yacht Club. The Sailing Club’s first major event of the year, a 3-1/2 hour whale watching trip from San Diego Harbor, took place on March 8. As this newsletter is being written in early March, we will need to wait to learn whether they sighted any, or how many, whales. If they do not see a whale, Hornblower Cruises provides a ticket for another cruise. So how can they lose? Signups are continuing for the fall trip to Catalina, planned for November 7, 8, and 9. We will be staying at the Pavilion Hotel in Avalon again this year. Cost per person is $230 (double occupancy) or $340 (single), which includes cost of ferry from Dana Point to Avalon and back, 2 nights hotel room with continental breakfast and early evening wine reception, and a farewell dinner. A deposit of $100 per person is required to hold a reservation. This trip has been very popular in the past and usually sells out early. Day sails on Catalina 29s will be scheduled, whenever
there is enough interest. Sign up on the “I want to sail” list in the Sailing Club folder at the Clubhouse Front Desk, indicating the days of the week preferred. Are you interested in learning more about the Club and its activities? The Club meets the first Tuesday of each month in the Mykonos Room, with Happy Half Hour at 7 pm and the business meeting beginning at 7:30 pm. See us at the next meeting on April 3. We always have a fun meeting.
ARE UFO’S TAKING OVER YOUR LIFE? After joining the Sewing Club I learned that Finished Objects. We all have unfinished projUFO’s are UnF ects, started with the best of intentions, hidden away in our closets. This might be the year to clear out your closets and finish all the wonderful projects you have pending. I don’t mean to suggest this as a contest but LaVergne B. admits to having over 70 objects packed away. This is her year to complete them. How many do you have in your stash? To help with finishing your projects the Tuesday night meetings are specifically for working on UFO’s. Then, on the first Thursday of each month, bring your finished project for Show & Tell. It will be fun for all and give participants a real sense of accomplishment. The cradle quilt project is going well. At the March meeting Marcia B. displayed some of the finished quilts and gave us a pep talk for finishing the rest. We are on schedule to complete the quilts and have them on display at the March luncheon or the April 5 General Meeting. Doing the quilts as individual projects has given rein to a lot of creativity. As a result there are as many different styles of quilts as there are little girls who will be receiving them. A new quilting project started in March and will go on through April, or til finished. It is a wall hanging of a Turkey done in a fall color palette of tan, rust, orange, deep red and gold. Material is shared among those making the wall hanging so you don’t need to buy everything.
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Clubs and Activities Since variety is the spice of life and we don’t want anyone to be bored - there are two new projects in April. On the 19th we will be making a 4 corner Apron and on the 26th a Pincushion hat. The apron will need two pieces of coordinating fabric, one yard each, so be on the lookout for some interesting fabric. APRIL Schedule: Sewing: 9:30 am Thursdays April 5: General Meeting, Show & Tell April 12: UFOs April 19: Apron April 26: Pincushion Beading: 1 pm, Tuesdays (3,10,17,24) Quilting: 1 pm, Fridays (6,13,20,27) UFOs: 6 pm, Tuesdays (3,10,17,24) There’s something for everyone.
The Ski Club will embark on its second ocean adventure when members and friends cruise coastal waters of the Pacific aboard the Sapphire Princess starting Saturday, April 7 in San Pedro. Port stops include Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Ensenada, Mexico and San Diego in that order before returning to San Pedro on Saturday, April 14. The 7-day cruise, during which Passover and Easter will be celebrated, includes two days at sea. Round-trip transportation from Ocean Hills to the port has been arranged. The next meeting of the Ski Club will take place on Thursday, April 12 in the Mykonos Room starting with a “happy hour” social get-together at 4 pm as is our monthly custom. The social/business meeting will go on as scheduled even though some members will be away on the California coastal cruise. It’s not too early to mark your calendars for the Ski Club’s summer party on the Lanai Thursday, July 19 at 5:30 pm. The outdoor dinner/dance will be a catered affair with entertainment. Members are invited to suggest a “theme” for the party. Membership in the Ski Club is still only $6 per person, and interested residents may join by depositing a check payable to OH Ski Club in the Club’s check envelope at the Clubhouse Front Desk. Both couples and singles are welcome, and you do not have to be a skier to join this special group which originated with the Founders.
Our 2012 programs continue with a Night of Trivia in the Hall! On Monday April 16 at 6:30 pm, join us in Abravanel Hall for an evening of Trivia Games. Bring some snacks for your table and come prepared for a night of fun and competition. We will form teams of six and play two rounds of trivia. With prizes for the best team in each round! We will have assorted cookies or pie along with tea and coffee. This is a BYOB affair, so bring your own wine or whatever. The event is FREE! Please remember we open the doors at 6 pm and we will get started at 6:30 pm. The poster on the Clubhouse bulletin board and the SOLOScene also has details of our event including the full menu. Come join us for an evening of food and laughter! We look forward to seeing all of you there!
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The Swim Club’s very popular “Splash Party” is June 9, 11 am to 3 pm. Friends and family are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day around the pool with live music, barbeque, and drinks all for a very reasonable price. Watch for flyers and ticket sales in May. The Swim Clinic will start Saturday, June 16, 9:30 am to 11 am and run for six weeks. This is a great opportunity to learn to swim, improve your strokes and maximize your efficiency in the water. Proper breathing, the four basic strokes and water safety are emphasized. All levels are welcome. Goggles are a must! It is FREE for Swim Club members. For more information and to sign up contact Robin Ryan at 760-936-1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Pool enthusiasts are really enjoying the beautiful new furniture. More and more folks are stopping by to take a break or meeting with friends just to enjoy the ambiance of the pool area and remember how lucky we are to be here. Please familiarize yourself with the safety equipment. The life preserver ring, ropes and poles hang on the fence opposite the Rose Garden near the Clubhouse. One Red Emergency Phone is on the fence right next to the gate. Another Red Emergency Phone is by the Lanai. Morning lap swimmers have asked for and have gotten another lane divider. Two lane dividers will now be up from 6 am to 9 am weekdays. Lap swimming is encouraged throughout the day, so please, watch where you are walking. Swimmers have their heads down and may not see you. Please give them the right of way. Remember, water aerobics is from 9 am to 10 am weekdays. Children’s hours are 11 am to 2 pm daily and water volleyball is 2 pm to 4 pm, Monday and Friday. Plan your workout accordingly. It is a big pool and there is room for all of us! Thank you Wanda Fuller, Marilyn Lane, Karen Canfield, and Connie Taylor for a delicious spread after the March 26 meeting. Thanks also to “Wine Guy” and VP Jeff Carpenter for introducing some new wines. See you at the pool rain or shine
On Valentine’s Day the Travel Club went to the Castaways, “Showtime Cabaret,” in Burbank where we had a wonderful lunch of salmon or London Broil. We enjoyed beautiful song and dance routines from MGM’s most romantic musicals. Several of our Travel Club members even were chosen to be part of the show. On the way home “Cupid” presented chocolate roses to each lady and chocolate hearts to the men. It was a day to be remembered. Monthly meetings are held the second Monday of each month in Abravanel Hall, beginning at 6:30 pm. The following trips are now being offered. Unless otherwise noted, all trips are coordinated by Heidi Boynton, 760-295-8990. April 17 - Backcountry Safari & Historic Ramona - $65. This adventure will take us to the only Camel Dairy in the U.S. You’ll get up close and personal with some of the dromedaries and will learn about the benefits of rich and healing camel milk. We’ll enjoy a homemade lunch at the Ramona Café and afterwards take a docent-led tour of Ramona’s past at the Ramona Historical Society Museum. June 21 - Getty Villa with Lunch - $65. The Getty Villa in Malibu is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. Enjoy a box lunch on the premises and spend a few leisurely hours exploring the Villa. Put your lunch choice on
Clubs and xxxActivities the check as indicated on the detailed flyer. July 3 - Hollywood Bowl - $120 non-refundable. Celebrating the 4th of July with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and Fireworks, with special guest Barry Manilow. Only a few seats left or just a Waiting List by the time of this publication. Travel Club trips are open to all residents of Ocean Hills Country Club. In order to participate in all trips and activities, an annual membership fee of $9 per person is required. Guests (both OHCC residents and outside visitors) are welcome for an additional $5 fee per trip, depending on space availability. Detailed flyers on all trips sponsored by the Travel Club are located in the Trip racks at the Clubhouse. You may sign up for trips by leaving a check in the Travel Club Envelope at the Front Desk at any time.
VILLAGE LINE DANCERS
Mondays and Tuesdays in Abravanel Hall are alive with many enthusiastic new and returning Line Dancers as they learn new steps, review old steps to new music and to old favorites as well. Christine Alesiani teaches the Level l Class on Mondays from 12:30 to 2 pm. Her Level 2 Class continues to meet on Tuesdays from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Both classes are $5 a session. A very talented and experienced resident, Betty Heyer, gives generously of her time to review dances learned in classes or previous line dance experiences. Come review with Betty on Mondays from 2 to 3:30 pm. There is no charge for these sessions. All this wonderful instruction and review was showcased at our special evening of Dancing and Dining on March 26. Spouses and partners were welcome to join in Kudos to Chairpersons, Jirina Svoboda and Dorothy Tubesing for this outstanding event. Looking ahead to July 20 we are planning a joint Western BBQ and Dance with the OHCC Walkers Hikers as we did last summer. There were many requests for a repeat party featuring The Calico Ridge Band and Hunters BBQ. Save the date. Reservations will be available after June 1. Francis Ainis is our Sunshine Lady in charge of sending greeting cards to members who are experiencing poor health, hospitalization, or loss of a loved one. Please call her at 760945-0969 to notify her of a member who would be cheered by the receipt of a greeting from our Club. Direct any questions you might have about Line Dancing to Jirina Svoboda at 760-945-2125.
Our St. Patrick’s Day party on March 14 was such fun.There were about 90 people, give or take; students, club members, and guests. We ate wonderful food from “Bobby’s Hideaway,” a real Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage along with potatoes, carrots and salad. We really enjoyed Verl Lobb’s margaritas tinted green. Key lime pie finished off the meal. Afterward, students and club members danced the evening away. Jim called tips at student level and at club level. Green was the color of the evening. Laughter was heard all through the hall. One of our Tuesday classes had 9 squares dancing. That is 72 people on the floor. About half of them were students.What a wonderful sight. Our students are doing so well. Many of them show up at Verl’s Thursday morning brush-up group. He goes over all of the calls that Jim Randall taught on Tuesday. On Wednesday night, Sheldon, one of our members, calls a tip. He is doing so well, his voice is even better than it was when he first started doing this. Good job, Sheldon. Our plans for the rest of the year are beginning to take shape such as an upcoming party in June. As usual, students as well as club members are invited. Plan on attending. We also celebrate Halloween, so be prepared. Thanks again to Jim Randall. He has so many students that he now is up on the stage so that he can track more students. Also, the student’s enthusiasm is great to see.
VILLAGE TAPPERS AND HAWAIIAN DANCERS
Did you know that tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one’s tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument? As such, it is also commonly considered to be a form of music. Common tap steps include the shuffle, shuffle ball change, flap, flap heel, cramproll, buffalo, Maxi Ford, single and double pullbacks, wings, Cincinnati, the shim sham shimmy (also called the Lindy), Irish, Waltz Clog, the paddle roll, the paradiddle, stomp, brushes, scuffs, and single and double toe punches, hot steps, heel clicks, single, double, and triple time steps, riffs, over-the-tops, military time step, New Yorkers, and chugs. In advanced tap dancing, basic steps are often combined to create new steps. Timesteps are widely used in tap and consist of a rhythm that is changed to make new timesteps by adding or removing steps. Our tap classes learn these steps, and Ellie Oakley puts
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Clubs and Activities them all together to create dances for us to learn. You’d think tap is purely physical, but there is a lot of mental work that has to be done. Learning the steps is one part, but stringing them together to create a musical presentation takes a great deal of brain power and memory. SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR June 22 and 23. You will see a show filled with these steps and more. Not only will there be tap dancing, but there will be jazz dancing, and theater dancing as well. This year’s show is entitled, “Footloose and Fancy Free in Ocean Hills.” We will be doing numbers from many musicals that you will know. Of course, there will be other surprises during the evening besides the incredible dancing! Tickets will go on sale about a month before. Right now we are practicing our routines and ordering our costumes.We will be ready to astound you with a great show! You won’t be disappointed.
Mark you calendars for April 26! The next Village Vets meeting is at 3 pm in Abravanel Hall and this is a meeting you will not want to miss. Our guest speaker from San Diego will be presenting the program entitled: NORMANDY LOVES US…THE UNTOLD STORY. Although not always believed, Americans are loved in France today by people of all ages! Our guest speaker has the pictures and stories to prove it from his several trips to Normandy during D-Day Week and the latest visit being in 2011. We have our Greatest Generation (WW II Veterans) to thank for what they did to liberate France in World War II. See and hear how the French celebrate our American Memorial Day, place flowers on both of our American cemeteries in France and how the respect and love of Americans is being passed from generation to generation. The elementary children in Normandy are taught all about the Americans who liberated their country. If you are not already a member of our Village Vets, please consider joining.You do not have to be a Veteran to be a member. We welcome spouses, relatives as well as anyone who has an interest in our Armed Forces...veterans and active duty. Just put a check for $10 into the Village Vets envelope at the Front Desk in the Clubhouse and you will be a member of our
Thank You David Rifkin passed on February 29, 2012. I feel so fortunate to have had him in my life his last nine years. He will be missed by many but never forgotten. I wish to thank our many family members, friends, neighbors and students for all the caring sympathy through cards, phone calls, meals, flowers, thoughts and prayers. Living in this wonderful community has lessened the pain of loss. Fondly, Anne Purnell
Thank You I wish to thank all my Mah-Jongg and card “buddies” and other friends who wee so supportive during my recent illness, and at other times, with cards, phone calls and messages of cheer. It is now time for me to move and be closer to my son. I take with me many happy memories and will never forget you. Bernice Loeb 44 OHCC Newsletter • April 2012
Club. You will then receive monthly copies of our newsletter, The Bugle. Our meetings are always the 4th Thursday of the month and we usually meet in Abravanel Hall. Did you know that we have the best snacks and refreshments for our meetings? We look forward to having you join us and seeing you at the April 26 program in Abravanel Hall at 3 pm.
Many Thanks to Don Dudley and Natalie Sentz for chairing our fabulous three day trip to Anza Borrego in March, the hikes, flowers, and camaraderie of fellow hikers was unparalleled. Please note the following correction of date for our Summer Western BBQ and Dance with OHCC Line Dancers. It is now scheduled for July 20. Mark your calendars. Reservations will be available after June 1. Two hikes are scheduled for April: On Friday, April 6 our members will travel to Iron Mountain, North Loop for a 4.5 difficult rated hike or a 3 mile easy hike. Lunch will follow at the Hamburger Factory in Poway. On Thursday, April 19 the hikes will commence at North Shore on Lake Hodges. A 6 mile moderate hike or a 3 mile easy hike will be offered. Lunch will follow at Hernandez’ Hideaway. New members are always welcomed. If you missed Do Dues Day in January it is not too late to join. Make your check payable to OHCC Walkers/Hikers. The amount for the year’s dues is $8. Be sure your address and phone number is on your check. If you want to include your e- mail that is also useful to us. Turn it into the Front Desk in the Clubhouse with instructions to have it placed in the Walkers/Hikers envelope. A schedule of this year’s hikes and walks can be obtained on the Club’s website or on the Club Rack in the Clubhouse. For further information, call Ed Gunderson at 760-6311625 or Valerie Davis at 760-732-3828
In spite of the rain, a joyous crowd gathered for the February meeting to sing along with Cantor Kathy Robbins as she played familiar melodies of our childhood. We even learned a little Yiddish and heard some good jokes! The evening was topped with a party atmosphere as we gathered at round tables and spread a little schmear on freshly-baked bagels and traded stories. Speaking of bagels, our first Bagel and Bialy Run will take place on Sunday, April 15. Pick up your order form at the Clubhouse Front Desk from the Yiddish Club folder and turn in your order with your check at the desk by Thursday, April 12 at 5 pm. There are seven types of bagels available, plus onion bialys and four types of cream cheese schmears. Bagel pickup will be at Allan and Lois Singer’s house on Sunday morning, April 15, between 8:30 and 10 am.There’s a $1 fee for “schlepping and hondling.” If you want special delivery to your door, it’s an additional $1. All net proceeds will benefit your Yiddish Club. The April 23 Yiddish Club meeting will continue our tone of Yiddishkeit and fun. Be sure to be there for another delightful evening among friends. RSVP’s will be requested via email and phone. Please mark your calendar for the traditional Deli Luncheon to be held Sunday, June 24 at noon, with delish food from D.Z. Akin’s!
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