OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS Saturday – 6 Wellness Expo 9:00am – 1:30pm Clubhouse Thursday - 11 Elder Abuse Seminar CANCELLED
Come to the Clubhouse, Enjoy Promoting Good Health and An Active Lifestyle
Wellness Expo Saturday, October 6, 9am to 1:30pm Flu Shots, Charity Walk, Food, Booths, Speakers, Pet Zone. Shuttle will be providing service along Leisure Village Way. Catering Truck Will Provide Food to Enjoy and Take Home.
Monday – 15 BOD Meeting 10:00am - Mykonos Room Thursday – 18 BOD Meeting 10:00am – Mykonos Room Thursday – 18 Emergency Preparedness Seminar 3:30pm – Abravanel Hall Saturday – 20 AARP Driver Safety 8:30am – Clubhouse BINGO 7:00pm – Abravanel Hall Saturday – 27 AARP Driver Safety 8:30am – Clubhouse
“The Creepy Clubhouse Open House” Wednesday, October 31, 10am to 3pm Refreshments Served, Carved Pumpkins and Halloween-Themed Dessert Contest. Prizes Will Be Awarded. All Entrants Must Be Registered at the Front Desk and Pick Up Contest Rules.
FREE Electronic Waste Collection Event on Saturday, Oct. 20, 10am-2pm Overflow Parking Lot
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Association News OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES, AUGUST 2, 2012 DIRECTORS PRESENT Ellen Baur, President Angela Takemoto, Vice President Dave Rowley, Treasurer Barry Farrell, Director David Hefler, Director Ira Landis, Director DIRECTORS ABSENT Leon Cole, Secretary MANAGEMENT PRESENT Becky Groenewold, General Manager Dottie Ulmer, Executive Administrative Assistant OTHERS PRESENT Homeowners: Beth Cook, Patti Haugen, Sue Seebach The following agenda items were discussed at the Executive Meeting of August 2, 2012: Personnel, Legal Opinions, Delinquencies, and Approval of Minutes President Baur called the Special Meeting to order at 2:02 p.m. in the HOA Conference Room
ADOPTION OF PROCUREMENT POLICY In July, a revision to the Procurement Policy that addressed time sensitive purchases was sent out for a 30 day review period to all residents. No written comments have been received.
Motion made and seconded (I. Landis/A. Takemoto) to adopt the revision to the Procurement Policy as approved by the Master Board. Motion passed unanimously. There were no homeowner comments. TREE REMOVAL The homeowner at 5061 Caesena Way had requested that three pine trees be removed because the root system encroached into their patio and landscape area. It was originally recommended that six trees be removed because of the irrigation lines and debris dropping in gutters. After further review, Staff recommended that only the original three trees be removed.
Motion made and seconded (D. Rowley/D. Hefler) to remove the three pines trees (#283, #285 and #288) behind the residence of 5061 Caesena Way. Motion passed unanimously. There were no homeowner comments. COLOR COPIER Due to the increased demand for color copies for HOA business, Staff was directed to obtain bids to replace the current black and white copier in the HOA Office with a color copier. Three competitive bids were obtained.
Motion made and seconded (B. Farrell/A. Takemoto) to approve the proposal from Business Copier Solutions for a
Color Copier in the amount of $10,599 + $821.42 (Tax & free delivery) for a total of $11,420.42. Designated Funding: Reserve Account 2457-1028. Motion passed unanimously. There was one homeowner comment. PET WASTE STATIONS After discussion, the Board denied the request to install Pet Waste Stations in the newly landscaped area on Cannon Road. There were two homeowner comments.
BAD DEBT The Board reviewed Account #2350171-6 in Executive Session.
Motion made and seconded (I. Landis/D. Hefler) to approve the bad debt write off on Separate Interest of Account #2350171-6 in the amount of $6,013.06. Motion passed unanimously. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion made and seconded (B. Farrell/I. Landis) to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 16 & 19, 2012, as corrected. Motion passed unanimously. NON-AGENDA ITEMS There were no homeowner comments. There being no further business to discuss at this time, the meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.
MISSION STATEMENT Ocean Hills Country Club is an age-restricted homeowners association with facilities to complement and enhance an active lifestyle.
OHCC’s mission, through its Board of Directors, is to:
• Protect and Preserve assets • Enhance property values • Promote safe and harmonious living • Facilitate use and enjoyment of the property
This will be accomplished by:
• Respecting and treating members fairly • Enforcing the governing documents • Communicating Board efforts and actions to members • Making informed decisions for the common benefit of the owners OHCC Newsletter • October 2012
Association News OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES, AUGUST 13, 2012 The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ocean Hills Country Club Homeowners Association Board of Directors was held on August 13, 2012, at 4701 Leisure Village Way, Oceanside, California.
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. I. President Baur called the Regular Meeting to order at 11:11 a.m. II. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Vice President Takemoto. III. 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 a Special Board Meeting on August 2, 2012. The Executive Session reviewed legal opinions, contracts, and delinquencies; discussed personnel issues; and approved Executive minutes of July 16, 2012. At the Special Board Meeting, the Board adopted the Procurement Policy; approved the removal of three pine trees, the purchase of a color copier for the HOA Office and a bad debt write-off; rejected pet waste stations on Cannon Road; heard comment on non-agenda items from homeowners; and approved the minutes of the Regular July 16 & & 19, 2012 Board meeting. An Executive Session was held prior to the August 13, 2012 Regular Board meeting and the Board reviewed a legal issue, delinquencies, bus transportation contract, Executive Committee reports, and Abravanel Hall floor maintenance change order, and approved the minutes of the July 5, 2012 Special Meeting.
IV. MANAGEMENT REPORT In the Management Report, Becky Groenewold, General Manager, apprised the membership as to the primary projects currently underway: • Met with Jeff Pearson, AEC, on asphalt final inspection and Staff is working to resolve minor issues. • The majority of the Safety Inspection items were completed as of 8/7/12 and a final report will be presented to the Board in September. 4
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• The new color copier for the HOA Office is scheduled to be installed on 8/22/12. • Met with Van Dyke Architects to investigate the cost of a water auditor for monitoring the cost savings of the new landscape and analyzing the method for the billing of the individual Villages for water. • A new procedure is being established for Code changes for new owners and tenants and it is anticipated to be operational by September 1, 2012. • Residents with expired decals have been notified and follow-up is actively being pursued. • Chris Bessey will attend a CAI trade show luncheon on October 15, 2012 on Inspirational Communities. • BHCC has been contacted regarding the purchase of the irrigation controller boards. • General Manager met with Ken DeWoody to review the consulting and training services needed for the new equipment and additional projects within the community. • Staff positions filled for both Administration and Maintenance.
V. TREASURER’S REPORT Treasurer, David Rowley, gave the following Treasurer’s Report: At close of July 2012, we are in strong financial condition with reserves of $3,225,653 and an operating surplus of $146,567. Significant year-to-date belowbudget variances for the month of July include Recreation Payroll - $24,712; and Water - $127,538. Total assets of $4,362,409 include $3,333,934 worth of FDICinsured Certificates of Deposit. A copy of the Financial Statement is available for review in the HOA Office.
VI. HOMEOWNER INPUT (Non-Agenda Items) There were five homeowner comments regarding single rider golf carts on the Golf Course, guards notifying visitors that directions to residences are printed on the pass, and Fair Housing training for Staff and Master Board members.
VII. PRESENTATION OF ACTION ITEMS AND HOMEOWNER INPUT UNFINISHED BUSINESS A. Review Priority List The Board discussed the Goal List and made suggestions. The new Master Board will establish a new Priority List for the upcoming year. There were two homeowner comments.
B. Change Order: Abravanel Hall Floor Maintenance The Abravanel Hall Dance Floor was damaged by tape. Presidio Hardwood Flooring applied two finish coats as part of the annual floor maintenance, but the tape marks
Association News OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES, AUGUST 13, 2012 are still visible. The only way to eliminate the marks is to re-sand the floor and re-apply four finish coats at a cost of $5,995.
Account #2400032-0 in the amount of $5,516.95. Motion passed unanimously. There was one homeowner comment.
Motion made and seconded (A. Takemoto/L. Cole) to table the proposal to re-sand and re-coat the Abravanel Hall Dance floor and reconsider this next year when the annual maintenance is performed. Motion passed unanimously. There was one homeowner comment.
NEW BUSINESS A. Reserve Study
With the installation of the new VP Irrigation System, OHCC has used irrigation components that have a resale value. Kirk Schneider of Toro has provided guidance on the resale value and contact has been made with the Bernardo Heights Country Club (BHCC) who is interested in purchasing the used equipment.
On April 5, 2012, the Board reviewed several bids and approved continued affiliation with Advanced Reserve Solutions, Inc. to perform future reserve studies. There have been several significant improvements in the Community during the past year, such as the Cannon Road Project, VP Irrigation, video equipment, and Library and HOA Conference Room renovations. Staff is recommending that a site visit with photos be conducted to provide the most accurate up-to-date assessment for reserve funds.
Motion made and seconded (I. Landis/B. Farrell) to authorize the sale of OHCC irrigation components to BHCC per the recommendation of Kirk Schneider of Toro for a total of $15,228 and allocate the funds back into the reserve category for irrigation. Motion passed unanimously. Designated Funding: GL #2425. There were no homeowner comments.
Motion made and seconded (D. Rowley/I. Landis) to approve the bid from Advanced Reserve Solutions , Inc. (ARS) to conduct a reserve study update with a site visit including photos of all components in the amount of $7,050 (Option 1 & 1a). Motion passed unanimously. Designated Funding: Operations Line Item #5050-0000. There were two homeowner comments.
President Baur asked the Board to consider placing an additional item on the agenda. 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.
B. Street Sweeping
C. Sale of Used Irrigation Components
The Board reviewed Account #2400032-0 in Executive Session.
Motion made and seconded (D. Hefler/D. Rowley) to place on the agenda bad debt write-off for Account #2400032-0. Motion passed unanimously. Motion made and seconded (D. Rowley/A. Takemoto) to approve the bad debt write-off on Separate Interest of
There have been complaints from homeowners on the accumulation of leaves and other plant material in the street and walking lane on Leisure Village Way. Cannon Pacific, our current street sweeping contractor, sweeps Leisure Village Way, Leisure Village Drive and Ocean Hills Drive one day per month. They have provided a quote to sweep twice a month at the same price of $280 per month or once a week for $498.33 per month.
Motion made and seconded (A. Takemoto/L. Cole) to approve the proposal from Cannon Pacific to sweep one time per week on Leisure Village Way, Leisure Village Drive and Ocean Hills Drive for a flat rate of $498.33 per month. Favor â€“ 6, Against 1 (Director Hefler stated that he
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Association News believes twice a month would be sufficient). Motion passed. Designated Funding: Street Maintenance #5264-1001. There were two homeowner comments. C. Auto Flush Units. Three bids were obtained for the installation of automatic flush units for the Clubhouse restrooms, dressing rooms and Golf Casa restrooms. The proposed units are Sloan battery powered Flushometers. The equipment is a high quality commercial unit that carries a three year limited manufacturer warranty.
Motion made and seconded (I. Landis/L. Cole) to approve the proposal from Pieper Plumbing to install Sloan automatic Flush units in Clubhouse restrooms , dressing rooms and the menâ€™s Golf Casa restroom urinal at a cost not to exceed $7,535. Motion passed unanimously. Designated Funding: Clubhouse Reserve Account #2439-0000. There was one homeowner comment. D. Seagate Billing for Cannon Road Median The annual payment from Seagate Terrace HOA was due on March 1, 2012. Due to the renovation of Cannon Road, the payment was held until the work was completed and a cost analysis was performed. The proposed annual payment will be increased to $1,698 due to an increase in water rates and a one-time turf conversion payment of $1,148.
Motion made and seconded (A. Takemoto/B. Farrell) to approve the billing amount of $2,846 to Seagate Terrace HOA for the shared annual maintenance cost for the Cannon Road median and their one-time payment for the portion of the turf conversion expense. The General Manager will be authorized to arrange for a payment plan not to exceed 24 months for the turf conversion expense only if necessary and requested from the Board of Directors from the Seagate Terrace HOA. Motion passed unanimously. There were no homeowner comments. E. Transportation Contract The SuperShuttle contract is up for renewal in October
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Association News OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES, AUGUST 13, 2012 2012. Staff is recommending that the Board approve the renewal with the addendum which addresses billing issues and fuel surcharges.
Motion made and seconded (L. Cole/D. Hefler) to renew the contract with SuperShuttle with the considerations for billing and fuel surcharges. Motion passed unanimously. There were no homeowner comments.
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Walker. Motion passed unanimously. Motion made and seconded (D. Rowley/I. Landis)) to approve accepting the donation of the safe from Mr. & Mrs. Walker and have OHCC bear the expense of moving the safe. Motion passed unanimously. There were no homeowner comments. VIII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
F. Consulting Services for A/V The Board recently approved the purchase of new lighting, a monitor in the Mykonos Room with audio and new video equipment. Installation of the equipment will need to be coordinated and volunteers will need to be trained on proper usage. Ken DeWoody, who has been an acting consultant and vendor for OHCC, has submitted an estimate for A/V consulting services.
Motion made and seconded (A. Takemoto/L. Cole) to authorize a budget for Ken DeWoody’s services to install the new equipment, provide volunteer training , install the monitor in the Mykonos Room, and install the camera in the HOA Conference Room in an amount not to exceed $6,500 over the next 90 days. Any further expenditure will require prior Board authorization. Motion passed unanimously. There were no homeowner comments. President Baur asked the Board to consider placing an additional item on the agenda. 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. The Board must approve all donations and Bob & Lele Walker have contacted the HOA Office and would like to donate a large, fire-proof safe. Their escrow closes August 23, 2012, and the safe needs to be moved from the premises.
Motion made and seconded (I. Landis/D. Rowley) to place on the agenda consideration of the donation of a safe from
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Motion made and seconded (I. Landis/D. Rowley) to approve the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of July 5, 2012, as written. Motion passed unanimously. IX. BOARD MEMBER INPUT Director Farrell – No further input. Director Landis – No further input. Treasurer Rowley – No further input. Vice President Takemoto – Expressed her appreciation to Board members who are retiring. Secretary Cole – Stated it has been a pleasure serving on the Board and asked that future Boards continue with the Safety Inspection and the Concept of the Priority List. Director Hefler – Thanked the Board members who are retiring. President Baur – Thanked the entire Board for their service this past year.
X. ADJOURNMENT With no further business to be discussed, President Baur adjourned the meeting at 1:10 p.m.
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Association News OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES, AUGUST 23, 2012 DIRECTORS PRESENT Ellen Baur, President Angela Takemoto, Vice President David Hefler, Treasurer Barry Farrell, Secretary Ira Landis, Director Don Lopez, Director Dave Rowley, Director DIRECTORS ABSENT None MANAGEMENT PRESENT Becky Groenewold, General Manager Dottie Ulmer, Executive Administrative Assistant OTHERS PRESENT MCC: Jim Kaminsky, Sydelle Gale, Christy Cooper, David Fitzwilliam Others: Ramona Tennison, Bob Nafius, Sue Seebach, Beth Cook President Baur called the Special Meeting to order at 2:02 p.m. in the HOA Conference Room. The purpose of the Special Meeting is to review a proposal from the Marketing & Communication Committee for the “Branding and Identity Plan for OHCC”. MCC Chairperson Kaminsky introduced Christy Cooper and Bob Nafius who presented the information. The pro-
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posed mark would encompass the ocean and hills (blue & green) and the suggested tag-line is “Here’s Where It Gets Good”. There was a presentation on the proposed format for the external portion of the website. It was brought to the attention of the Master Board that the CC&R’s, Section 3.01 states: “…Neither the name of the Master Association nor its logo shall be changed or modified without approval of seventy-five percent (75%) of the voting power of the Master Association”. The Board will seek a legal opinion on this.
Motion made and seconded (A. Takemoto/D. Rowley) to accept the marketing strategy presented by the Marketing & Communication Committee and encourage them to continue in this direction. Motion passed unanimously. MCC Chairperson Kaminsky stated that he has contacted another website company and is trying to schedule a presentation at the next MCC meeting on September 19, 2012. Four Board Members are interested in attending, and if so, the MCC meeting will be considered a Special Meeting of the Master Board and require posting. There being no further business to discuss at this time, the meeting was adjourned at 2:18 p.m.
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MANAGER’S REPORT By Becky Groenewold General Manager Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the change of season, though it is hardly noticeable in Southern California! Still, it is time for burrowing in for the winter months! This gives us some time to turn to the tasks that the Summer fun kept us too busy to get to! The next few months will be filled with Budget planning, reserve study updates, winter storm preparations and the holiday seasons and family celebrations. The newly elected Board has settled in and reviewed the goal list for the coming year! It is a time to reflect on not only where we have been, but to focus on where we are headed! Landscaping and Facilities are two of the largest concerns for the Board. Thanks to the commitment of the Volunteers serving on both the FMC and Landscape Committee, several projects are in the planning stages and will be taking shape over the next few months. In addition, the Marketing Committee has been busy trying to give a much needed makeover to the web-
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site and the overall presentation of OHCC to potential new owners! It has been a joy to watch the creativity in process. I stopped by the Library today and enjoyed the subtle changes in the upgrades to the seating areas. Although the renovations are not yet finished, the Design Sub-Committee has succeeded in retaining the charm and ambiance of one of my favorite places in the Community. By the time you read this message, OHCC should have received the grant funds from the City of Oceanside for the Cannon Road improvement. The upgraded irrigation system is in place and the water savings should start to be evident. The brief period that the water was shut off during the renovation to Cannon Road netted a huge water savings to the Community. This is validation that the Board is serious about saving money for the residents while improving and maintaining the facilities and infrastructure. Staff works with the Board to wrestle value for every budget dollar on each project. The used conference room tables and chairs have been listed for sale along with the controller cards from the irrigation system which netted the association $15,000. In addition, Staff works to pursue collection on damages to the common areas. We have begun using email for the ARC applications to reduce paper and may eventually have the entire Board package done digitally. See, we do love our trees and want to preserve them! If you have received a letter about your decal, please contact the HOA office to get our files updated. Most frequently, the expired decal is due to a car that has been sold. We are also prepping for our new directory. There are many new residents and we want to collect your name, phone and email information to include in the directory. Likewise, if your information has changed, we want to get it current. Fran Rutherford is working with the residents to facilitate this process. The first Staff Water Volleyball competition was scheduled for September 28, 2012, so I hope we did well and will be invited back next year. I am trying to visit more of the Club activities and always enjoy the warm reception given to me by the residents! Thank you for making coming to work every day such a pleasure! It’s no tricks, just treats at OHCC! Happy Halloween!
PRESIDENT’S REPORT By Ellen Baur President, Board of Directors We thank you for your vote of confidence in electing the two incumbents who ran, Dave Rowley and Barry Farrell, and our new Board member, Don Lopez, a seasoned Master Board director. All of us on the Master Board appreciate your overwhelming support on the two amendments to our governing documents, Proposition “A” on Contract Length and Proposition “B” on Assignment of Rents and Leasing of Residences, as well as the Resolution regarding Excess Income. Immediately following the Annual Election Meeting, the Master Board Directors held the Organizational Meeting. Barry Farrell was elected as Secretary; David Hefler as Treasurer; Angela Takemoto as Vice President; and, yours truly, Ellen Baur as President. The very next day, the Board had the annual all-day Orientation Meeting. The purpose is to introduce the Board members to the PCM hierarchy including understanding exactly what they do for us; an opportunity to speak with our Legal Counsel face-to-face; as well as our CPA, Insurance Broker, and other important vendors. It is an information day, rather rigorous (9 to 5), but very helpful to all the Master Board members. The first Special Meeting of this Board was held on August 23. The purpose of the meeting was a presentation by the Marketing & Communication Committee. It was followed by an Executive Session regarding confidential legal advice. An Executive Session was held on September 10, prior to the Regular Monthly Meeting. The Board heard two Appeals Hearings; considered Legal Opinions; and discussed Personnel issues. The Minutes of the Executive Sessions of August 2, 13, and 23, 2012, were approved. It was decided by this Board to continue to hold the Monday First Session of the Regular Monthly Board meeting at 10 am but to change the third Thursday Second Session to 10 am. The monthly Executive Sessions
and Special Board meetings, held as needed, will continue to be on the first Thursday of the month. Please note that, at times, these meetings will be held on other dates. The Master Board also agreed to place “Homeowner Input on Non-Agenda Items” as the first topic of the Second Session of the Monthly Master Board meetings. The first Regular Monthly Meeting of the new Master Board took place on September 10/13. The following Action Items were considered and decisions made: From the Facilities Management Committee: A Design Build Proposal from Jon Wayne Construction for creation of more storage space adjacent to Abravanel Hall (by removal of existing Dressing Rooms) and construction of two new Dressing Rooms beyond the current Clubhouse footprint. The FMC Recommendation was approved in an amount not to exceed $117,455 and to explore options for funding of same; From the Landscape Committee: A Proposal for Design Services from Van Dyke Landscape Architects to provide a Conceptual Landscape Design for Common Area and a complete re-design of the Front Entrance (from Cannon Rd & Leisure Village Drive to the Clubhouse Front Entrance). The LC Recommendation was approved for a cost not to exceed $25,000; The Master Board Priority List was reviewed and a Goals List established; The proposal from O’Connell Landscape Maintenance for the removal and replanting of the outer slope behind Arcadia Way was approved at a cost not to exceed $73,647; The Inventory Control Report of Irrigation Supplies was reviewed by the Board. This report will be presented quarterly for Board review: In order to install the approved Rapid Flashing Beacon at the middle crosswalk on Leisure Village Way in Front of the Clubhouse, electric service is needed to power the equipment. The proposal from Three Phase Electric at a cost not to exceed $6,140. was approved; After a 30-day review period, the Public Relations Policy (Resolution Regarding Authorized Association Spokespersons) was adopted. After a 30-day review period, the Towing Policy (Resolution Regarding Policy for Towing from Association Property) was adopted; The agreement with TOWizard for towing services within OHCC, at no cost to OHCC, was approved; A waiver was granted for the storage of a trailer,
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Association News owned by Larry Bowers, in the RV lot, for as long as the trailer is utilized for the storage of toys built by the Woodchucks Club; The Woodchucks Club was instructed to reorganize the Woodshop per the recommendation of the Insurance Inspection Report in order to reduce liability and allow for a safer exit. Staff will assist; There are 13 door openings in the Clubhouse that do not meet Fire Code, per an inspection by an Oceanside Fire Investigator. Thresholds and locking mechanisms are missing door coordinators and some check devices are missing or do not function. The proposal from Arnie’s Doors to restore fire safety equipment to the Clubhouse Doors at a cost not to exceed $14,000. was approved; Doug Wright was appointed to the Facilities Management Committee and Janice Hart to the Audio Visual Committee for the remainder of the current term (end January, 2013); Board Correspondence: There was no discussion. Minutes of the Special meetings of August 2 and August 23, 2012, and the Regular meeting of August 13, 2012, were approved as written. And that was the month that was……
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Treasurer’s Report From the Treasurer
Financial: As we close the month of August, 2012, we are in strong financial condition with reserves of $3,079,839 and a year-to-date operating surplus of $101,450. Significant year-to-date below-budget variances as of August, 2012 include Recreation payroll - $28,004 and Water - $62,700. Our total assets of $4,256,219 include $3,199.225 worth of FDIC-insured Certificates of Deposit.
The Safety Corner
By Leonard Weinstein Director of Community Patrol Service (CPS) Hello residents of Ocean Hills Country Club. The U.S. mail and our mailboxes; how often we take them for granted. For all the criticism the service and its employees endure, we have one of the best, if not the best, mail service in the world. While USPS employees endeavor to efficiently deliver our mail, did you know that we can, with little effort, assist them with some common sense and acts of courtesy? A resident told me he had recently spoken with his delivery person who indicated he has to move as many as thirty (30) trashcans, in a day, to deliver mail. Whether this is due to resident placement or the sanitation company dropping the container is a matter for debate. Either way, please be careful in your placement of containers and observant of where you find them after collection.Your CPS staff will also endeavor to monitor this situation. Do you “always” set the parking brake and put your transmission in Park before exiting your vehicle? One can only hope that we all do. It only takes one momentary lapse to cause an accident or injury. A case in point, a resident recently came to the front gate and failed to do either. His vehicle rolled across both entry lanes and hit a steel post, which, fortunately, stopped any further damage. Envision what might have occurred had a vehicle been entering through either lane. Universal Protection Service, the contractor for your CPS here in the community, will be conducting an educational seminar, for residents, on Tuesday, the eighteen (18th) of this month. The program, which will be held in the Clubhouse, will address emergency preparedness in a power outage both in your home and the availability of outside resources as well as fire and earthquake preparedness. We are coordinating the presentation with OHCC CERT personnel. We look forward to your attendance at what should be a very informative program for all. As you contemplate your availability for this educational program, please remember, the “NOT ME” or “IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE” type of thinking is just what allows us to get caught unprepared and ill informed. This past month we experienced several incidents of residential alarm systems not functioning properly. In each case, it was determined that a resident-hired contractor, doing work in the home, had either disconnected
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Association News or removed a component of the system. The resident wasn’t aware until they discovered their system wasn’t functioning, as it should. If you are having any work done, in your home, please discuss this issue will your contractor up front. If you have any doubts, please call CPS, at the front gate, and an officer will come to your home to inspect your system. There’s been an increased presence of rattle snakes reported in the community, i.e., by the entrance to the Clubhouse, wrapped around a plant in a resident’s yard, in a home, to name a few. Leaving a door open, “just for a few minutes” is all it takes. A garage door open even the allowed 18,” without a screen barrier is a rattler invitation. Be aware when walking. We all need to recognize the potential danger and act accordingly. 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.
Landscape Committee Report
By Linda Strohm Chairperson The Master Board approved the Landscape Committee’s Recommendation for Design Services to be provided by Van Dyke Landscape Architects for two
major projects. The Landscape Committee is beginning their work with Van Dyke to develop a long-range design for the landscaping of Common Areas throughout OHCC and the design for the primary entry from Cannon Road and Leisure Village Drive up to the main entrance to the Clubhouse. Van Dyke is a professional firm with a long history and lots of experience in a wide variety of specialties, such as: water management; urban planning; civic projects, parks and HOAs. For more information, you can visit their web site: www.vd-p.com. The Landscape Committee is confident that Van Dyke will be able to guide us in the revitalization of our Common Areas while addressing such issues as water conservation, plantings that are nearing their life expectancy and an overall landscape updating of our Community. Many homeowners have expressed concerns about specific issues relating to landscaping. The best way to have those concerns addressed is to submit a work order through the HOA office. Each request is evaluated by the Landscape Staff and the necessary action is taken. If needed, the Landscape Committee visits the area in question and discusses the matter with the Homeowner. The removal of the vegetation on the Outer Slope (Arcadia) has begun. During this process, all vegetation will be removed at ground level (to retain slope integrity) and replaced with appropriate plant material. The trees at the top of the slope will be evaluated on a case by case basis. If you have concerns about this work, please contact the HOA. The next scheduled meeting of the Landscape Committee will be October 5 at 10 a.m. in the HOA Conference Room.
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Please Take Note
NOTICE for OFF-SITE OWNERS:
The Ocean Hills Country Club Homeowners Association has afforded an accommodation to a mobility-impaired resident golfer allowing him to use his Solo-Rider adaptive golf cart with hand controls and a swivel seat on the greens and tee areas of the OHCC course. The Association asks that all residents and golfers please respect his rights to use and enjoy our golf course.
In helping to maintain our records, Staff is requesting that off-site owners please notify the HOA office of lease renewal or termination. Thank you!
Gearing Up for 2013 OHCC Phone Directory
To All Business Owners, We are gearing up for the OHCC 2013 Phone Directory where we will once again publish our colorfully bound version which will include advertising. We anticipate sending out the ad rate information within the next 30 days with payment deadline, etc. If you are interested in placing an ad in the 2013 edition, please send an email to Fran Rutherford at email@example.com and we will add you to our contact list.
1000 $ 500
Discount on Kitchen Remodels
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RECREATION NEWS By Chris Bessey Recreation Director Here’s to the arrival of fall. How the heck did it happen so fast? The Wellness Expo is here on Saturday, October 6 with the Charity Walk getting us off to a healthy start. If you read this in time, please come earlier to sign-up for the Walk as we walk the Leisure Village Way loop together. Dogs are welcome to join us. The proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warriors in Oceanside. There will be a shorter walk of only one mile mapped out if that can motivate you. The thought is that you must start at some point. If you can make the one mile then next year you can join us for the longer distance. Bring your wallet as a catering truck will be in the parking lot with yummy food to order and even take home. If this type of food vendor is well received by the Community, the Recreation Department plans to try using food trucks regularly. Flu Shots will be administered by CVS this year. It should be a great event with plenty of activity. The Community Services Committee has lined up sev-
eral programs for this month. Unfortunately, the Elder Abuse Seminar scheduled for October 11 had to be canceled. The Electronic Waste Collection will be on Saturday, October 20 in the Overflow Parking Lot from 10 am-2 pm. In November, Larry Anderson, CEO of Tri-City Medical will host a lunch in the Hall with a discussion about the newest technology in medical treatment. Phone Directories are still available at the Front Desk for residents only. The Mall Trip this month will be to Viejas Casino and Shopping on Wednesday, October 24. The shuttle will leave at its regular time but the length of the trip will be extended so that the riders can visit the casino, have lunch and go shopping. Please plan on the day being longer with the return home going later than usual. For new residents there is a regular get-together, twice a month, of “NuBees.” It’s a time to socialize, meet new friends and enjoy the appetizers that people bring to share. Check out their website at nubees.ohcc.web44.net. An article is found within the HOA Newsletter regarding their activities. Volunteers are always appreciated. Drop in the Clubhouse on Wednesday, October 31, 10 am to 3 pm for a “Creepy Clubhouse Open House”. Staff will be in costume and a pumpkin carving contest is on the agenda. Halloween desserts will be on display as part of the Recreation Department sponsored event. Refreshments will be served. If you are interested in being a participant in the two contests, sign up at the Clubhouse Front Desk. Last year we had a number of creative entries, prizes will be awarded. Happy Halloween! At this writing, it has been one of the hottest summers with constant humidity; this has created quite an appreciation for the Clubhouse air-conditioning. Something tells me that we will never get the rooms to the correct temperature for everyone’s needs. With the recent lighting of the Library fireplace, it may be the new place to gather this winter to keep warm. Anyone want to ask the Librarians if we can serve some hot toddies around the fire? Looking forward to the colder months ahead, the holidays are fast upon us. “Oh how we love pumpkin season. You did know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right? Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin.... We anxiously anticipate it every year.” — Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer, October 2010
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OHCC CERT WHEN DISASTER STRIKES... What will you do? Who and what resources do you have? Do you have an emergency plan? What are your daily needs? Most importantly, what would you do if your usual resources were not available? No one knows when, if, or how extensive a disaster will be. There may come a time when the community services we have come to expect may be interrupted or delayed for an extended period. Knowing what to do if that should happen can make the difference between success and failure. Every person’s needs and abilities are unique. It is vital to develop an emergency plan that is specific to your needs, and write it down. Make a list of emergency contacts and how to reach them. List family members, friends or others who will be part of that plan. Who will have a key to your home? They will need to know where your emergency supplies are and any important documents that need to be saved. If you need assistance to evacuate, what would you do? Talk to your medical or therapy provider about what to do if the need arises. We all need to be prepared to be on our own for three days, possibly longer. Make a list of all medications and dosages. Do any of them require refrigeration? Plan to have a week’s supply of medications on hand. Copies of these prescriptions are helpful as well. If you wear a hearing aid, have extra
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batteries for one week on hand. If you use eyeglasses, have an extra pair available. OHCC has a volunteer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) made up of your fellow homeowners. The Team is divided into three groups: medical, tactical, and pet care. The information included here addresses concerns relating to the medical response (MRT) team at OHCC. The MRT consists of retired physicians, nurses, and related professionals who are prepared to assist with triage and basic first aid to those in need. It will be necessary for anyone requiring such assistance to come to the Clubhouse (or other designated area), as no care can be provided away from the central care site. The goal of our MRT is to assist as many people as possible with the number of volunteers available until normal community services or alternate resources are available. Homeowners can help in an emergency by first determining that they and their family members are safe, and that their home and property are secure. Every effort will be made by OHCC CERT to provide help in as timely a manner as possible. Because the number of people needing assistance may exceed the number of people able to respond initially, homeowners should attempt to shelter in place and remain as calm as possible. Listen to the radio or TV for further instructions from City officials. KOGO, KOCT channels 18 and 19 or KPBS public radio 89.5 are good sources of information. Regularly reviewing your emergency plan and making changes as necessary will make it easier to cope with the stress of the unexpected. Preparing NOW makes sense.You will be glad you did. Diane Sushel, OHCC Medical Response Team Here is a basic list of emergency supplies to have available in your home (recommended by the County Office of Emergency Services): • Water — one gallon per person per day • Food — at least three days supply per person; Nonperishable foods: peanut butter and crackers; protein bars, dried fruit; and canned goods that do not require cooking • Can opener – manual or battery operated • Flashlights – with extra batteries and bulbs • First-aid kit — include supplies for any special needs and a first-aid instruction book (a back-pack is handy) • Whistle — to call for help • Portable radio — powered by battery, solar, hand-
Recreation News crank or any combination. (also have extra batteries, if applicable) • Dust masks — to help filter contaminated air (can also use cotton T-shirts) • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, plastic ties, toilet paper • Wrench/pliers — to turn off utilities (only if necessary; ask for help when in doubt) • ABC — Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher ( know how to use it) • Climate-appropriate extra clothing — sturdy shoes; change of clothes; outerwear • Unique family needs — important family documents (can be copied to a flash drive); copies of medical insurance and insurance cards; List of family or other emergency contacts; traveler’s checks; and cash. Consider keeping important papers in a waterproof container. • Keep a “go” bag handy for your supplies if a fast evacuation is necessary • Pet supplies — food, water, medicines, toys, and sanitation supplies for 3+ days.
AARP started this program in the 1970’s, and it has grown to be the largest program in the USA. With classes conducted in all fifty states, the current perception nationwide by Senior Drivers has exceeded 700,000 in each of the past few years. If you are due for a Driver’s License Renewal exam, this class will help prepare you for your written exam, and also review best and safest driving practices to prevent accidents. Also, most Insurance Companies will provide a discount on your Vehicle Insurance Premium as long as you continue to drive safely, and if you repeat the class every 36 months. The classes are conducted six times each year here at OHCC, and are generally held on two consecutive Saturday mornings from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Each student must attend both classes to obtain a Completion Certificate for forwarding to his Insurance Company. The total cost of the class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. The exception to this is the recent creation of a Refresher Course, which is only one fourhour class; this class may be taken if a person repeats the class within 48 months of completing their initial class.
Signup for each class at the Clubhouse Front Desk. Attendance at all classes is limited to 30 students by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The class schedule here at OHCC for 2012 follows: Saturday, October 20 & 27 at 8:30AM to 12:30PM (Regular total eight hour class). Friday, November 2 & 9 at 8:30AM to 12:30PM (Regular total eight hour class). **This class is intended to Honor all Active and Retired Military personnel, and will be provided to them and their spouses at No Cost. This is the first time that this class is being offered at OHCC, and we hope that our Village Vets will avail themselves of this opportunity. Saturday, December 8 at 8:30AM to 12:30PM. This is the four-hour Refresher class, which is conducted each December for students who have previously completed the Regular eight-hour class. We wish to advise all that the AARP Driver Safety Program was specifically developed to help seniors drive safely and accident-free for as long as they are able. The classes include Video Instruction, and focus on Safety practices, which help compensate for changes in Vision, Hearing, and Reaction time, which are normal as we age. We hope that All Drivers will avail themselves of this instruction to help keep them driving safely as long as they are able.
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Art Room New Exhibit
Thank you to Bud DeMaris for the photography exhibit that has been on display since July. Now it is time to enjoy the new exhibit of paintings on display in the Art Room. Some of the artists are Joanne Greene, Selma Pedowitz, Lois Powazek and Carlos Huerta. Also showing art this time is Ann Gaw, Lois Byrne and Mariana Boyers. Please take time to visit this new exhibit and tell the artists if you enjoy their work. If you would like to have your artwork displayed in one of the upcoming shows, please call Judy Harris 760-724-0227 or Lainy Vinikow 760-726-1865.
Sit To Be Fit The title tells it all! SIT TO BE FIT is a FREE full body exer-
cise 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. 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.
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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
ANGLERS CLUB President Paul Yoshida announces the October 9 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 in the Mykonos Room. Come to the meeting to hear about the plans for the November end-of-the-year dinner at a place to be determined. The last fishing trip of the year, the August two-day offshore trip was outstanding. The weather was perfect and the sea was calm. We fished as far as 125 miles from Point Loma to catch limits of Yellowtail for all of the 18 anglers and crewmembers on board. In addition, we caught 1 Bluefin tuna, 7 Yellowfin tuna, and 22 Dorado. The first day jackpot was won by Al Harruff with a 25pound Yellowfin tuna. On the second day, the jackpot was won by guest Jay Rice with a 17-pound Bluefin tuna. All in all is was en enjoyable trip for everyone, and supplied fresh fish for the annual summer BBQ. If you have any questions concerning the fishing trips or about the Club, feel free to call President Paul Yoshida at 760-940-8871, or Charter Master Rollin Grider at 760-726-9594. A great time was had by all at the annual summer BBQ and fish fry on August 25. Members of the Club put on a great party for 141 members, guests of members, and residents of the Ocean Hills community. All of the fish were
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OHCC Telephone Directory 2013 Please review your listing in the 2012 OHCC Phone Directory. If your information is correct, no further action is needed; it will appear as is in the 2013 Directory! Add Email Address and Cell Phone AT NO COST!
For deletions/additions/corrections or for first time listings to the Directory (and if you have not already done so), please fill out the Telephone Directory Listings/Revision sheet below and available at the Clubhouse Front Desk.
Forms will be collected at the Front Desk or HOA Office. Production date for the new Directory will be provided later. Please - no phone call changes - All must be in writing! Complete this form to ADD, CHANGE, OR DELETE a listing in the next OHCC/HOA Telephone Directory. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR LISTING YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER. ONE CELL PHONE NUMBER AND ONE E-MAIL ADDRESS PER NAME IS PERMITTED.
*To include additional cell phone numbers or additional Email addresses, please enclose $5 per item with this form. This is a one-time, non-refundable check payable to OHCC/HOA.
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Clubs and Activities caught by members of the Club, and everyone had a fun time eating, visiting and dancing the night away on a perfect summer evening to the music of the Bayou Brothers Band. A big thanks to President Paul, and co-chair Dennis Lady and the committee for helping put on the best party of the year. Please join us at the October 9 meeting for fun and fellowship about angling in our local waters and the latest “Fish stories.” We will discuss plans for fishing in 2013, take reservations for the end-of-the-year party in November, elect officers for 2013 and hold another raffle with a chance for you to win some great prizes, if your lucky ticket is drawn. Raffle tickets are 6 for $5, or $1 each. Come join us and have a chance to win some good prizes at our monthly raffle.
ART LOVERS CLUB Tuesday, October 16, will offer a trek to the Oceanside Museum of Art to view Quilt National. This is a traveling quilt exhibition created by The Dairy Barn Arts Center. This event showcases the best and most exciting contemporary art quilts being created around the world. More than 1,000 works were submitted to this juried traveling exhibition by nearly 500 artists from 46 states and 22 foreign countries. Thirty of the selected quilts will be featured. Lunch will follow this meeting. There will be no meeting in November. An “Artfully Yours” celebration will complete the year on Tuesday, December 16 at 1 pm in Abravanel Hall. This holiday meeting will include an Art Boutique with items available for purchase along with yummy treats.
BALLROOM DANCE CLUB Advertising Information Deadine for ads in the next issue is the 15th of the month prior. Please call Linda at 760-685-6727 for more information.
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We continue to have our social dances every second Friday of the month. Participation fluctuates between 90 to 120 attendees, so we usually have plenty of room for more people to attend. Even if you are not a member of the Club, you are very welcome to come and dance with us. We always dance to a live band from 7 to 10 pm and the cost of attending is only $10 for nonmembers. Residents of OHCC who are not Club members, who want to attend any of our Friday social, should make a check for $10 (to OH Ballroom Club) and place it
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Clubs and Activities in the Ballroom Club envelop at the Front Desk not later then the Monday preceding the Friday Dance. For more information, please call Ana Yoshida at 760-940-8871. We continue to offer free dance lessons every Wednesday from 2:30 to 4 pm. These dances are taught by George and Miriam Mozes who have lots of patience and work with individual people as well as couples to make sure that everyone gets the patterns (steps) that they teach. Each month they teach a different dance. In September, they taught the Mambo and the Merengue. In October the Salsa and in November the Hustle. The Club extends a warm invitation to all OHCC residents to take advantage of these free lessons. We especially invite our friends from the Doo-Wop Club to come and learn the Mambo, Merengue, Salsa and Hustle with us since these dances are fairly easy to learn, not very structured and very danceable to the music that the members of the DooWop Club is playing. For more information, please call George or Miriam Mozes at 760-941-5175. We are also continuing with our Monday classes (every Monday from 4 to 5 pm). For the next few weeks, we will be learning the Samba. The class is taught by a professional teacher. The cost is $5 per class, per person, for Club members and $7 for non-members. Again, anyone can attend. Please remember: No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 As usual, the doors will open at 6:30 and the games begin promptly at 7 pm. Cash prizes will be awarded for each “bingo” and refreshments will be served. This is our last game of this year. New schedules for 2013 will be ready to pick up on Do Dues Day in January. Come and spend a fun (and maybe profitable) evening with us at the Clubhouse.
Our end-of-the year party will be TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, in the Ladies Club Room. Our luncheon will be catered by El Pollo Loco to include chicken, tortillas, tortilla chips, salsa, black beans, coleslaw, loco salad, and fruit. Wine, beer, and sparkling cider will be on tap while coffee will be available to accompany the desserts. Halloween will be our theme with prizes and entertainment by Renee Kelson and friends with their ukuleles. Party starts at 12 pm and the cost is $8 per person. Members and spouse/guest only. Write out checks to the Birdwatchers Club and leave them at the Front Desk in the Birdwatcher’s envelope. Deadline to sign up for this fun time is Monday, October 15. If you have any questions, please call Andy Truban. This will also be our last meeting of the year and election of officers for next year. The bird walk this month will be TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, to Whelan Lake Bird Sanctuary in Oceanside on North River Road. Meet at the overflow lot to form carpools and receive directions. Meet by 8:15 am so we can DEPART AT 8:30 am. Wear sturdy shoes; bring hat, water, binoculars and walking stick if you usually use one. Whelan Lake is a 73–acre area located on the northern side of Oceanside bordered on the north by Camp Pendleton. The property was a dairy farm owned by the Whelan family. In 1985 the property was established as the Whelan Lake Bird Sanctuary as a bequest of the Whelan family to protect and use the land as a sanctuary for migrating and permanent waterfowl. The Lake is next
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OHCC Session I Monday, October 15, 10 am Mykonos Room
OHCC Session II Thursday, October 18, 10 am Mykonos Room VILLAGE MEETINGS Corfu Wednesday, October 24, 1:30 pm Ladies Club Room Majorica Wednesday, October 24, 9 am Ladies Club Room Mykonos Monday, October 22, 1 pm Ladies Club Room Santorini Friday, October 19, 2 pm Ladies Club Room Zante Friday, October 12, 9:30 am Ladies Club Room COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARC Thursday, October 11 and 25, 9:30 am Homeowners Association Audio/Visual Committee Tuesday, October 23, 11 am Homeowners Association Community Service Committee Friday, October 12, 10 am Homeowners Association Facilities Management Committee Thursday, October 23, 2 pm Homeowners Association Golf Course Committee Thursday, October 25, 2 pm Clubhouse Landscape Committee Friday, October 5, 10 am Homeowners Association Marketing & Communication Committee Wednesday, October 17, 10 am Homeowners Association Executive Committee Wednesday, October 24, 9:30 am Homeowners Association OHCC Newsletter â€˘ October 2012 29
Clubs and Activities to the Oceanside’s Water Reclamation Plant, which uses the lake as a temporary reservoir for any excess amounts of reclaimed water being produced. The Trustees of the Sanctuary and City of Oceanside have a contract amendment to ensure continued delivery of reclaimed water to the lake for the next 20 years. Fishing, boating, swimming, and camping are not permitted. Also dogs are not permitted. On the first Saturday of each month, a bird walk at Whelan Lake is led by a volunteer from Buena Vista Audubon at 8 am, which is open to all birders. At any other time, birders can visit the private Lake by calling at least a day ahead to the caretaker, Greg Stewart, at 760722-4887. More than 50 species are regularly observed on those Saturday walks, with more than 170 total species sighted to date. Let’s see how many species we can find!
BOCCE Good morning boys and girls. Yes, it’s that time again when we get together to discuss the finer points of life. Remember when you didn’t have time to read the newspaper, let alone a silly article about bocce? Now we have all the time in the world, so we sign up for clubs that hike, sing, read, and play games. Now I know why I worked so hard all that time. No, I am not complaining, in fact I am happily lazy and having the time of my life. Bocce is wonderful, and I can even call it exercising. The Club is going along very nicely and the courts are good so you ought to come out and try them some time. I get so excited about all the newcomers who have joined us. Many of them are very good and they will beat you if you’re not careful. It usually starts like this…they wander in and sit down at one of the tables and watch for
CHANNEL 12 BROADCAST FOR OCTOBER 2012 All Selections Run at 12 Noon & 6 PM Daily OCTOBER 1-7: League of Women Voters Ballot Measures OCTOBER 15-21: Master Board Meetings I & II OCTOBER 22-28: League of Women Voters Candidate Forum FYI: the monthly Channel 12 broadcast schedule is posted on the bulletin board just to the right of Abravanel Hall, in the weekly activities schedule put out by the Recreation Department and located at the Reception Desk and, of course, in this monthly Newsletter. 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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a while. That’s when someone will casually engage them in a conversation. The first thing you know they start asking about the rules and then of course they are hooked. The first time they get a ball in their hands, there is no stopping them. Our first tournament of the year will be over by the time you read this so of course I don’t know who won yet. It will be a very short one, in terms of length. A single lose will eliminate you from the tournament, and anyone can loose one game, that’s easy. The August bocces are as follows: With 3 - Bob Rogers and Don Young. With 2 - Bill Baker, Betty Kaufman, and Bob Mayer. With 1 - Gail Alfonso, Gordon Bishop, Olive Bishop, Al Johnson, Opal Johnson, Charlene Kinder, Vinny Miscioscia, Harry McGuire, Peggy Newberg, Gloria Oveall, Craig Powers, George Ruehle, Bob Sackett, Virginia Sackett, Lee Salek, Don Sampsel, and Darrell Vincent. CONGRATULATIONS to all and keep those bocces coming in!
BRIDGE FOUNDERS DUPLICATE We are rapidly approaching the holiday season again. Where has the year gone? It seems like only yesterday we were just beginning 2012. We have some announcements of events coming up. On the last Tuesday, October 30, we will be celebrating Halloween. Our party will tee off at 6:15 pm. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Club elections will also be held. It is very important that you attend to cast your vote. The night of our bridge Holiday dinner will be on Tuesday, December 11. Our menu has been confirmed. Chicken Marsala, Baked Salmon, and sliced Beef Tri-Tip will be our three choices of entrees. Complimentary champagne will be served. Club members will pay $25 and guests will be charged $27. Gratuities and bridge fees are included. Be sure to mark your checks with your choice of entrees payable to OH Duplicate Bridge Club. If there is a couple, you would like to dine with, please inform Doris Reid at time of payment. Happy hour is usually 5 to 6 pm with dinner following at approximately 6 pm.Year after year we have had a wonderful time. I know this year will be no exception so let’s make this year the
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Clubs and Activities best of all years with a Grand Slam turn out. The nominating committee has been approved for next year. They are as follows: Lillian Kirkham, Olive McCullough and Marge Garland. High scorers for August were as follows: In the N/S position, Jeanne Greene and Joanne Abeson with a 61.81%. In the E/W position, we had Joanne Abeson and Lenore Lee with a 62.50%. Congratulations to all of you!
BRIDGE FRIDAY DUPLICATE
For anyone who enjoys playing a fun (not ACBL sponsored) afternoon Duplicate Bridge game, 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 760-842-1321. Thank you and look forward to seeing more duplicate players there.
Our Friday Duplicate Bridge game was held on August 10 and the North/South First Place Winners were Dolores Neilson and Juanita Petter with a 62.00%. East/West First Place Winners were Betty Steinman and Joanne Abeson with 61.50%. On Friday, August 24, North/South First Place Winners were Gina Stier and Carol Hobock with 66.50%. East/West First Place Winners were Gloria Griffiths and Joanne Abeson with 63.50%. On Friday, August 31, North/South First Place Winners were Joanne Abeson and Gloria Griffiths with a 68.06%. East/West First Place Winners were Bonnie Stricklin and Marge Garland with a 65.69%. Congratulations Ladies!
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BRIDGE FRIDAY PARTY We play in Abravanel Hall most weeks. We always have popcorn, cookies, coffee and tea. On the first Friday, we have sandwiches, chips, and cookies. The sandwiches are provided by three of our members. 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 smiley face. Wouldn’t you like to see your name here among the winners? The August winners were: August 3 1st Bobbie Johnson 4700 nd 2 Ruth Miller 4180 August 10 1st Barbara Mitchell 4510 2nd Marilyn Erickson 3990 August 17 1st Betty Gordon 4060 2nd Maxine Feller 3580 August 24 1st Zita Rudvalis 4420 2nd Shirley Williams 4220 August 31 1st Zita Rudvalis 4800 4760 2nd Barbara Mitchell
BRIDGE THURSDAY NIGHT PARTY We play every week in Abravanel Hall starting at 6 pm with a nice variety of cookies, coffee and a little chitchat. Bridge begins at 6:30 pm. We welcome all
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intermediate players. Bring your partner and $1. If you need a partner or a substitute, Melvina Terry has volunteered to be of assistance. Please call her at 760-945-9745. August winners were Pat Fore and Lorna Goodman, Shirlee and Don Sampsel, Bobbie Johnson and Shirley Williams, Kit Dameron and Barbara Loble and Phyllis Ward and Zita Rudvalis.
CHORALE SOCIETY As this article is being written after Labor Day, we have begun our rehearsals and it is so wonderful to be singing again after a long, quiet summer! The majority of the songs for our Holiday Concert, which will be held on December 2 at 2 pm in Abravanel Hall, are old-time favorites so the music will not be difficult to learn. However, we have one well-known Holiday song/hymn that we hope will knock your socks off and this will be a challenge but also fun! If you have ever thought it might be fun to try singing, or if you are a shower virtuoso, WE NEED YOU! Our regular rehearsals are on Thursday mornings, 10 am to 12 pm in the Men’s Club Room. We have sectional rehearsals on Tuesday mornings in the Music Room…10 am sopranos, 10:30 am altos, 11 am tenors, and 11:30 am basses. While not mandatory, the sectional rehearsals are where we best learn our individual parts, and we strongly urge everyone to attend! The Chorale is in need of the red sequin ties for men and the red sequin scarves for women. If any of you have
Clubs and Activities one from “way back when” we would really appreciate your turning it in and the Chorale will reimburse you for the item. Just give Donna a call and arrangements will be made to pick it up! If you are interested in checking us out, please talk with one of the Chorale members or call Donna Russell at 760-945-5558. Remember…if you can hum, you can come!
CINEMATIC AND MUSICAL ART APPRECIATION At last, the mid-summer movie drought seems to be coming to an end as some higher quality English language films will become available on DVD during October and November. WEEKEND FILMS: Coming to Ocean Hills from approximately mid-October to mid-November are: “Safety Not Guaranteed” (73), “2 Days in New York” (61),”Moonrise Kingdom” (82), “Take This Waltz” (68), “Prometheus” (73), “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” (65), “The Amazing Spider-Man” (71) and “Your Sister’s Sister” (67). 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. A rating between 60 and 100 signifies films of the best quality earning the highest rated reviews.
Please also check the recently updated Coming Attractions Bulletin Board posted outside the Men’s Club Room for reserved films that have been released to theaters but are not yet available in DVD. MIDWEEK FOREIGN FILMS: As announced last month, a new movie activity is being offered on a trial basis. From September to December, an additional contemporary Foreign Film will be shown at 7 pm on one Monday and one Wednesday evening per month. For this month, the scheduled dates are Monday October 8 and Wednesday, October 24. As is the policy on weekends, all residents and their guests are welcome. Other Foreign Films will continue to be shown normally every other Friday. If the program is successful, then it is hoped that Foreign Films can be offered on a weekly basis next year on the weekday showing the best attendance this year. The titles will be announced on the weekly counter programs and on the movie hotline. FOREIGN FILM CLASSICS: Scheduled on Monday, October 15 at 12 Noon in the Ladies Club Room is the 1988 Spanish comedy classic “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” directed by Pedro Almodovar. 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 opportunity to revisit them again or to see them for the first time if missed when originally released.
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Clubs and Activities MUSICAL FINE ARTS: This Group is next scheduled to meet on Saturday, October 13 at 10 am when Wagner’s romantic and most melodious opera “Tannhauser” will be presented. This is a great introduction to Wagner if you are not familiar with his works. 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 joining either the Foreign Film Classic or Musical Fine Arts Groups or in just occasionally attending one of the programs, please contact the writer since seating is limited. The complete programs for both Groups can now be found on the back of class flyers located in a rack adjacent to the Front Desk of the Clubhouse. Frank Petronella 760-414-9070, firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPUTER CLUB 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. Classes change from month to month, so please 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.
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What’s the advantage of being a Computer Club member? Would you like to find out how to be more productive with your new iPad or Kindle? Or just find out if one of those is right for you? Would you like to learn how to manage and edit your photos? How about overall file management schemes? Have you figured out how to work your new Macintosh yet? Is your PC just not working right? You can find out about these and many other topics by attending classes offered by your Computer Club throughout the year right here at OHCC. You’ll also get our monthly newsletter, chocked full of information, nifty computer tips, and our monthly calendar, E-mailed to you. And we send you E-mail notifications and reminders of upcoming classes. With the help of our Homeowners’ Association, the Computer Club now has a subscription to Ancestry.com, available to all OHCC residents. Just come to the Computer Room where you’ll find the userid and password posted. The Club occasionally offers classes to help people fully utilize the capabilities of Ancestry.com to find their heritage on line. Our resident genealogy guru, Hal McCawley, has a drop-in genealogy workshop the first Thursday of each month at 10 am. 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
Clubs and Activities recommend several local service people for you to choose from. We are always looking for people to become helpers and share their experience and knowledge with others. If you can help the Club in any capacity, please call Jim Kaminsky at 760-295-8792. He’d love to hear from you.
DOO-WOP AND DISCO CLUB Doo-Wop Disco and Dance Club members like to party to the music of the 50’s - 80’s. Our vision is to offer lowcost, fun parties at Ocean Hills Country Club. We think the success of our Club demonstrates that this is what OHCC residents are looking for. September 29 was the DooWop Club’s traditional R’Oktoberfest party. After a happy hour on the Lanai “Biergarten” we went in to the AB Hofbrauhaus (Abravanel Hall) for delicious brats and kraut, hot German potato salad, red cabbage, and German chocolate cake, then danced to the music of The Cat-illacs, possibly the best rock ‘n roll band in San Diego County. The R’Oktoberfest Party was planned by Natalia and Rick Pedigo and Becky and Marv Harwood, with help from Colleen McCall and Joyce Malloy. As this article is being submitted to publications plans are still in development for our final party of the year, Halloween, scheduled for Friday, October 26. Doo-Wop Disco and Dance Club members will receive an email
when details firm up. Or, you can visit our website at doowop.ohcc.web44.net to find news on upcoming events as well as archives of photos and videos from previous Doo-Wop Disco and Dance Club activities.
GARDEN CLUB You might have missed the big San Diego Botanical Gardens Bromeliad Bash, which was held on Labor Day weekend, but the Ocean Hills Garden Club is bringing Robert Kopfstein, of the San Diego Bromeliad Society, in to bring you up to speed on all that you missed. Mr. Kopfstein is an author, an International Judge of Bromeliads, International Member of South African Cycad Society, Board of Trustees (1993-2002) at Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, CA, Garden Advocate and Botanical Garden Consultant. Mr. Kopfstein will speak at the Garden Club’s October 10 meeting. He will tell us everything we didn’t know and were shy about asking about Bromeliads, the care and feeding of Bromeliads, how to use these beauties in your landscape, and perhaps solve the problem of what to bring to your hostess on Thanksgiving Day instead of the usual basket of mums. The meeting will start on 9:30 am, which will give you plenty of time to meet your neighbors, sample some goodies, sip a beverage, and exchange stories about your summer vacations. Mr. Kopfstein awaits you. Enjoy!
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MELVINA’S TIPS: For most of the country, fall is here and winter is approaching. San Diego gardens are still in full swing. Keep pruning your plants for shaping purposes. Prune out deadwood from camellias and azaleas. Also, thin buds for bigger flowers. If you wish to make starts for your plants, early October is a good time to do it. Cut a six-inch stem. Remove the leaves from the bottom node and dip in a product such as Root-tone. Place in a peat pot. When the roots grow through the pot, transfer into a larger pot or directly into your garden. Continue to set out cool season annuals and bulbs. Water cactus and succulents minimally. Fertilize everything with a half strength (10-10-10) balanced fertilizer. Continue your snail patrols and bait if you desire. It is time to divide daylilies, agapanthus, Shasta daisies, belladonna, clivia, moraea, irises and gazaneas. Cut back on watering. Set your irrigation system to water only in the early morning so moisture will not remain on the leaves overnight. Continue to plant bedding plants from six packs including violas and pansies. I prefer violas as they having a longer blooming period and do not hang their heads when ready to “give up the ghost.” My violas lasted from November through August this year. If you can find Johnny-jump-ups, do try them. They are a smaller variety of violas and more hardy. They also re-seed freely. I haven’t been able to find them in a couple of years. Fall is San Diego’s best planting period. Why? Because the air
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cools down, but the earth stays warm—a combination that works wonders for newly planted plants. The cooler air makes for less heat stress on leaves while the warm earth encourages new root growth.
GOLF CLUB Can you believe it? The summer is over, but that doesn’t mean that our golf fun is over. Thanks to some very hard working people, the fun goes on. The next Guys and Dolls Tournament will be held on Sunday, October 28. Marilyn Vetlesen, one of those who work hard every month on these tournaments, wants to jazz it up this month. It will be very close to Halloween, so-o-o, lets wear orange and black. Sounds like a very festive idea. Please put your $4 and team members’ names in the Casa door by October 21. The special tournament this month will be sponsored by Pipes Plumbing. It will be held Monday and Tuesday, October 15 and 16. Please put your $8 and team members’ names in the Casa door by October 8. We really appreciate Pipes sponsorship. It will be a fun day so let’s support them in the future. Barbara and Dave Demarest will be working hard running our October Touring Amateurs Tournament at Reidy Creek. The date is October 22. The cost is $22 if you are walking and $32 if you choose to ride. Please drop the money and team members’ names at the Demarest home by October 15. It is a very charming executive course.
Clubs and Activities On September 25, a drawing was held to determine the matches for the first round of the Ocean Hills Open Championship, which is being run by Joe Newmeyer and Carol Wright. After the drawing, the players will be notified whom they will be playing against. They will be asked to schedule their matches by mutual consent, but the first round must be played the first week in October. Subsequent rounds will be played each subsequent week, until the Ocean Hills Open Champion is determined. Any questions, contact Carol or Joe. Because it is October, I would like to remind you ladies, that our annual Ladies Holiday Luncheon will be held, this year on December 10, at El Camino Country Club. Chairpersons Selma Leighton and Pat McGarvey are promising it will be different and even more fun than ever. And there are always great prizes, thanks very much in part to Rita Harper and others. That’s it for this month….see you on the links.
HEALTH AND FITNESS Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 11 at 1 pm in the Mykonos Room for a program on Senior Nutrition given by Pamela Crost, Nutritionist. Can we, should we, eat as our grandchildren do? Not on your life! But how to, when to, and why to do it differently can and may assure more like our grandchildren than possible for good health and longevity. Be prepared. Be informed, and enjoy more time with other generations
than is usually possible. Friends and neighbors are invited. Healthy snacks included.
KENNEL KLUB The Annual Kennel Klub Membership Meeting will be on Saturday, November 10 at 10am. The Election of the Kennel Klub officers will be held so it is very important for members to come to the November meeting and vote. At this time, our slate of officers is Ellen Kippel, President; Colleen McCall, Vice president; John Stark, Treasurer and Penny Ostagaard, Secretary. If you would like to volunteer to be an officer, please email Ellen Kippel at email@example.com. Our November speakers, Joanne and Bill Harms, will have a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) presentation. We would like a good attendance for the OHCC second annual Community Cares Expo on October 6, from 9am to 1:30pm. There will be a charity walk (either 2.2 miles or 1 mile) around OHCC. Your well-behaved pets are welcome to join in the walk. On August 4, many OHCC residents attended the Kennel Klub sponsored informational presentation in Abravanel Hall on “Co-Existing with Coyotes and other Wild Animals.” The meeting introduced speakers Diane Nygaard and Karen Merrill from the Preserve Calavera, a grassroots organization of residents and users of open space near the Ocean Hills Country Club, and Jane Cartmill, from the San Diego Animal Advocates group.
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Clubs and Activities They discussed issues about living with Coyotes and had several suggestions of things we could do to discourage them from becoming a problem to our residents and their animals. We have many issues around our borders that were discussed. A film was shown and it stated that the Coyotes are the most persecuted animal in the United States today. These animals are nocturnal and like to live in families near people. They live on a diet of deer, rodents, rabbits and fruit and it was suggested we get rid of our bird feeders and never feed the animals or provide water for them if we don’t want them near our property. Never feed or approach a Coyote, just make a lot of noise so they hopefully run away from you. The penalties have been upgraded for feeding wild animals. (Ellen Kippel has copies to loan of the DVD on Coyotes in San Francisco, if anyone would like to borrow it.) Coyotes like to roam in the early morning or dusk so you may want to avoid walking your dogs at that time and keep your cats indoors so they are safe. Never leave pet food outside and keep garbage secure and fruit from trees picked up off the ground. You can blow a whistle or an air horn (sold at Party City) if you encounter Coyotes on a walk. You, of course, want to keep a respectful distance. You do not want any unintended consequences. Please note the Racquet Club has a trashcan with a hole in the top near the tennis courts for collection of old used tennis balls, which are donated to the San Diego Humane Society. Please do not put your doggy poop bags in these trashcans.
LIBRARY NEW BOOK PURCHASES - SEPTEMBER 2012 TITLE, AUTHOR, CATEGORY AN AMERICAN SPY, Olen Steinhauer, Fic BAD FAITH, Robert K. Tanenbaum, Fic BEAUTIFUL RUINS, Jess Walter, Fic BLUE WATER, GREEN SKIPPER, Stuart Woods, NonFic CANADA, Richard Ford, Fic THE CHAPERONE, Laura Moriarty, Fic CREOLE BELL, James Lee Burke, Fic THE FALLEN ANGEL, Daniel Silva, Fic FIFTEEN SECONDS, Andrew Gross, Fic THE 500, Matthew Quirk, Fic
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FRIENDS FOREVER, Danielle Steel, Fic THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR, Debbie Macomber, Fic JUDGMENT CALL, J. A. Jance, Fic THE KINGMAKER’S DAUGHTER, Phillipa Gregory, Fic THE NEXT BEST THING, Jennifer Weiner, Fic PORCH LIGHTS, Dorothea Benton Frank, Fic TUMBLEWEEDS, Leila Meacham, Fic XO, Jeffery Deaver, Fic THE LAST BOYFRIEND, Nora Roberts, Lg.Prt. LONE WOLF, Jodi Picoult, Lg.Prt. CDs GUN GAMES, Faye Kellerman THE SINS OF THE FATHER, Jeffrey Archer
**Please Note – As of January 1, 2013, we will no longer distribute audio tapes.
NuBEES 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 warmer months of the year such as October here at Ocean Hills, starting at 5:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month you will find the NuBees socializing on the Clubhouse Lanai. 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 Country Club. Throughout the year, NuBees offers other socializing events besides the Monday gatherings. On September 27, we held the NuBees Annual Golf Tournament and Potluck Dinner. Almost 50 golfers participated in this “get out and golf at least once a year” activity which, as in previous years, provided abundant enjoyment to everyone involved. Golf, food, friendship; Ocean Hills Country Club at its best! Many thanks to Mike and Linda Ball for organizing the event. You will read more about this event in next month’s OHCC Newsletter, but meanwhile go to the NuBees website and look under Past Activities to see photos from this year’s Tournament as well as other NuBee activities.
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OHSPA As 2012 draws to a close, the Ocean Hills Society for the Performing Arts (OHSPA) presents the last concert for the year and it is one you will not want to miss! It is the famed NEW YORK TENORS! The date is November 10 in Abravanel Hall at 7:30 pm. Tickets are only $25 and will go on sale at 8 am in the Galleria on October 2 and then at the Concierge Desk for the rest of the week. These three tenors bring you a variety and the best of Broadway, Opera, Film and American Classics. They sing solos as well as a trio. The New York Tenors combine the artistry of three men who alone are superb, but together provide an overwhelming, “can’t-miss” showcase of some of the world’s greatest vocalists and repertoire. As is true of all OHSPA productions, tickets are subsidized, and you are paying only a fraction of the cost. It is your donations to OHSPA that make this possible. See you at curtain time!
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PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL IMAGING The joint meeting of the Photography Club and the Digital Photography Special Interest Group of the Computer Club this month will be on Tuesday, October 16, at 1 pm in the Ladies Club Room. Photo Club VP David Hefler will talk to us on “Considerations in Buying a New Camera.” David has excellent knowledge of the technology in digital cameras and keeps current on the new features being offered in cameras coming on the market. He can help you determine which characteristics might be important for what you want to do in your hobby. If time remains available, we will try to address any questions you may have on your 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 pm 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, as well as exercise the scanner and photo printer. Bring in a specific image (digital file, slide, or negative) you would like to work on, and let’s exercise the equipment. Photo paper is available. If you plan on coming late, say after 4 pm, please let Bud know ahead of time, firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-1739.
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RACQUET CLUB We have many new residents coming into Ocean Hills. We want them to know that the Racquet Club represents six sports: tennis, paddle tennis, pickleball, table tennis, badminton, and water volleyball. Membership in the Racquet Club will involve you in any or all of these sports, and you will quickly meet many wonderful residents with the same sports interests. The last pickleball tournament of the year will be run by Allan Singer, Herb Livsey, and Paul Yoshida, on
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Thursday, October 4. Signups will be completed quickly for this sport, as we have so many players now that love the competition. Pickleball remains the most widely played sport of the six that the Racquet Club supports. Our Thursday and Saturday drop-in sessions are well attended, as well as several other drop-in sessions both at the Clubhouse and the HOA courts. The best way to refer to ALL of our drop-in sessions and other events is by checking our website at www.ohccracquetclub.com/.
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ROTATING DINNER Things are good and thanks to all of our members, we have been able to enjoy many dinners this summer. We thank you so much for volunteering to put on dinner parties. We need seven hosts every month to accommodate our members and eight if everyone is available to attend on the date chosen. If we are dark one month it’s usually because people are out of town for graduations, travel and holidays. Hopefully we were able to carry off a brunch in September which will be over by now and I’m sure happily attended by all. We are in the same situation we were two years ago when the board (most of us having been on this board for five years) just had to take a break. Please consider joining the board to plan dinners, choose hosts and guests and make decisions as to when and how to do the planning. We meet once a month to do this and the President and Vice President spend the next couple of weeks dealing with cancellations and re-assigning members. Everyone has been very kind in offering to help but as much as we appreciate the offer, occasional help is not enough. We really need to fill most of the seats on our board so are hoping to hear from you. Enjoy the rest of your summer and eat lots! Bon Appetit!
SAILING CLUB At the September 4 meeting, the winner of the Club Regatta was announced. Fleet Captain Bill Baker, skipper of the winning boat, was presented the winner’s trophy. Captain Baker has now won the Regatta two consecutive years. Congratulations to Bill and his crew. Candidates for Sailing Club Officers for 2013 were announced by the Nominating Committee Chair, Dick Cook. Nominated to serve as Commodore is Captain Bob Kopolov, and as Vice-Commodore, Allan Poulutzian. Nominated to serve as Secretary and Treasurer are the incumbents, Bill Smith and Evy Sanfilippo. The Fleet Captain nominee is also the incumbent, Captain Bill Baker. The election will take place at the October meeting. Nominations will also be entertained from the floor that evening. Allan Poulutzian gave a report on the status of the Club’s planned Catalina trip on November 7-9. Forty-nine rooms are booked, but there is still opportunity for late sign-ups. Sign-ups will be accepted up to the October 2 meeting. The trip is now open to all Ocean Hills residents. Contact Allan if interested. Day sails on Catalina 29s will continue through the fall, 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. Interested in learning more about the Club and its activities? The Club meets the first Tuesday of each month, with refreshments at 7 pm and the business meeting beginning at 7:30 pm. See you at the October 2 meeting. 44 OHCC Newsletter • October 2012
SEWING, ETC. The August 30 luncheon on the Lanai was delightful. Succulents in small clay pots were given as party favors and the centerpieces were larger arrangements of succulents—cute. We had the shortest business meeting in history then on to the tasty breakfast brunch from Souplantation. The program was a show and tell of completed projects displayed by their proud creators. Many of the projects were ones featured at our monthly sewing meetings — everything I brought was of that type. It amazed me how beautiful and different they all looked one from the other. It is in different color choices and sometimes added details that creativity is displayed. September’s craft, decorated plates with Shannon Johnston, will carry over to October. Because of drying time, it takes more than one session to finish, and a lot of us wanted to make the plates, so Shannon is presenting a second workshop. If you did not have time in September, you will still be able to do it in October, contact Shannon for the date of session 2. The September newsletter has a picture of the plate we are making. Since the fabric goes on the bottom, the top of the glass plate is food safe. Shannon makes the plates to give as gifts, with cookies of course. I was thinking I could make a set of small dessert plates that would match my placemats, being the same fabric. Then I remembered they would not be dishwasher safe which would probably cause a revolt in my household, so maybe a whole set is a bad idea. At the October 4 business meeting, we will be able to see the next two projects; a cocktail purse and a decorated planter. Come give it a try. OCTOBER SCHEDULE: Sewing: 9:30 Tuesdays October 4: Business meeting October 11: Finish projects October 18: Cocktail purse October 25: Fabric covered planter Quilting: 1pm Fridays (October 5,12,19,26) Beading: 1pm Tuesdays (October 2,9,16,23,30) UFO’s: 6pm Tuesdays (October 2,9,16,23,30)
SKI CLUB As this article was being written early last month, plans were well underway for our Champagne Ski Club Party on September 13, and reservations for the summer event on the Lanai were strong. Our thanks to members and friends who supported this dinner-dance celebration, catered by Famous Dave’s with music by Robin. Our next scheduled business/social meeting is Thursday, October 11 beginning with refreshments at 4 pm in the Mykonos Room. Up-to-date information about the Ski Club and its future will be presented. A good showing of our members is always welcome. Of all the parties put on by many of the social clubs at Ocean Hills, one of the most successful is the so-called Tri Club event, a collaboration that brings together the Racquet, Sailing and Ski Clubs for their annual celebration of the holidays in December. This year, for the sixth
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Clubs and Activities time, the party will be held in Abravanel Hall, and the date is Saturday, December 8. The Ski Club is in charge this year, as we rotate responsibility. Our chairperson and the dedicated volunteers from all three Clubs are, again, putting together the stuff of a really classy event that is always sold out. We’ve retained the caterer, Village Kitchen & Pie Shop, and the musical group, the Danny DeCarlo Band, both of which proved so popular last year. Watch for the flyers with all the details that will be distributed by the three Clubs.
SOLOS On Monday October 15, at 6:30 pm, join us for a magical evening of music and verse with Baba the Storyteller. Through his masterfully crafted interactions, Baba exposes listeners to the ancient art of West African Storytelling known as Jaliyaa. Baba is a world-renowned Kora musician and Teller of Tales. This unique program will be open to the community. The doors to Abravanel hall will open at 6 pm when we will enjoy some light desserts, coffee and tea. The concert is FREE FOR MEMBERS and only $5 for guests and OHCC non- member residents. Drop your checks in the Solos envelope at the Front Desk. Deadline for signing up is Wednesday, October 10. The poster on the Clubhouse bulletin board and the SOLOScene also has details of our event. Come join us for another fun and interesting evening. We look forward to seeing all of you there!
SWIM CLUB The Fall Dinner Feast is scheduled for November 3 from 5 to 8 pm in Abravanel Hall. Vice President Jeff Carpenter will present a traditional fall feast with turkey and all of the trimmings, including ham, vegetables, desert, etc. Plan for a lovely evening complete with entertainment. Invite your friends and family. Tickets on sale now! Contact Jeff at 760-936-6023 for more information and to reserve a table. See you at the pool rain or shine.
UPCOMING EVENTS— MARK YOUR CALENDARS Our new Theatre Arts website is up and running. Go to the OHCC website and click on Clubs then Theatre Arts. You will find minutes from meetings, treasurer’s reports, current and upcoming activities and pictures from some of our programs and parties will be going up soon. Thanks to our webmaster Jack Shabel. If you have any pictures from Theatre Arts history, please let one of the board members know and we will make sure that Jack gets them up for all to see. We have arranged for some of the members to deliver Theatre Arts information to the tubes of those who do not have email. If you can or are willing to help us with that, please let one of us know. Most streets have only one or two members who don’t have email. Also, please keep in mind if you have changed your email within this year, it would be great if you would update that with us. So if you 46 OHCC Newsletter • October 2012
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Clubs and Activities were getting Theatre Arts emails and now are not, you need to contact us. SEPTEMBER MEETING WITH KAREN RONTOWSKI We had a wonderful turnout for comedienne Karen Rontowsi’s performance. She had us all laughing and everyone had a great time. Thanks go out to the Clubhouse staff that really had to scramble to accommodate everyone. We invite non-members to come back next month and join Theater Arts; a $10 membership will cover the rest of 2012 and 2013 We are resuming the Actors’ Workshop on Monday mornings in the Clubhouse. Please check with Celeste Finnegan or at the Front Desk for time and location. OCTOBER (Members only) Our October 1 general membership meeting will be at 7 pm. After a brief meeting, we will welcome two singers and their piano accompanist from the Moonlight Cultural Foundation for your listening pleasure. On Saturday, October 27 at 7 pm and Sunday, October 28, at 2 pm Theatre Arts will bring to the entire village a Dramatic and Comedic Show Case of Ocean Hills Country Club Talent under the Direction of Celeste Finnegan. Members’ only tickets sales with begin on October. 1, general ticket sales shortly after that at the Concierge Desk in the Clubhouse. NOVEMBER (Members only) Our regular meeting of Monday night November 5 will be two Barbershop Quartets: Lyn Asaro’s group called Sugar Time and a male quartet called Sound Design. More information coming. DECEMBER Theatre Arts Holiday Party, MAGICAL ARABIAN NIGHTS December 3 at 6:30 pm in Abravanel Hall. Again, our party Hostess and organizer will be Theresa Howell and her committee. Our caterer will be Marrakesh. We will have an authentic belly dancer and music for your dancing pleasure. Start thinking now about what you will be wearing on this magical night straight out of the mysteries of Morocco. Be looking for more on this, as we get closer to the date.
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Our monthly meeting will be held on Monday, October 8, beginning at 6:30 pm for socializing, snacks, piano entertainment and trip signups. Our presentation will be by Travel Club member, John Shabel, on Historic Eastern U.S. cities. 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. Unless otherwise noted, all trips are coordinated by Heidi Boynton, 760-295-8990.The following trips still have openings. October 23 - Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen - $75. Join us for a colonial farm life adventure and a sumptuous meal in an 18th Century Colonial Public house. We will learn what it was like to live during the Revolutionary War as we are put in the shoes of our colonist counterparts in a fun, interactive way. Our lunch will consist of a salad, corn chowder, potpie and apple crisp—all prepared fresh daily on the premises.
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Clubs and Activities November 12 - Annual Birthday Bash & Installation Banquet - $25 Members, $35 for Guests - 6 pm. Join us for our Annual Birthday Bash. This year we are celebrating Zodiac signs. Please put your choice of entrée on your check: Mahi Mahi, Stuffed Chicken Breast or Steak Diane. It is also important that you put your Zodiac sign on the check. As in past years, this dinner is subsidized by the Travel Club and guests will be seated according to zodiac signs. Significant others will be seated together. Our 2013 Day Trips are in the process of being arranged and we should have more details by November.
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Travel Club trips are open to all residents of Ocean Hills Country Club who are able to maneuver the steps of the bus and walk down the aisle unassisted. Annual membership fee of $9 per person is required to participate in all Travel Club activities. Guests are welcome for an additional $5 fee per trip, depending on space availability.
VILLAGE LINE DANCERS “Trick or Treat” October brings forth the “tricky” steps of our line dancers and it is a real “treat” to join in with our dedicated teachers, Christine Alesiani and Betty Heyer. Christine 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. 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 760-945-0969 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.
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VILLAGE SQUARES As you are reading this — we will have celebrated our “Member Appreciation Day Party.” It was on September 12. We ate delicious sandwiches by Bobby’s Hideaway and salads. Our dessert of cake and ice cream was provided by Carolyn and Jerry Hollander and Betsy Miller. Thank you so much for the wonderful treat in honor of birthdays. Students and Club members danced the evening away. Our main love is dancing and learning to be more comfortable with all the calls, but we do love to party. The next party will be our Halloween party on October 31. Ken Bower will be our caller. You’ll be hearing more about it later this month. We had a surprise visit in September. Ray Holmes walked in the door while we were dancing one Wednesday. He and Jim Randall called together. What harmony. You could see that they enjoyed the fun of singing and calling together. We enjoyed the evening so much. That was a lucky treat for us. Hope that you were there to appreciate the surprise. Our students are entering the home stretch. It is good to watch their progress. We hope that they will continue learning and getting stronger as dancers. The board is discussing our holiday party it will probably be held at the end of November or early December. Details will follow.
VILLAGE VETS CLUB Our next meeting is October 25 at 3 pm in the Mykonos Room. We have changed the location for this meeting, as Abravanel Hall is not available. Our guest speaker is the Director of the Airport Center of the San Diego USO. He will tell us how the USO has changed over the years and what they offer our active duty personnel today. The United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) is a nonprofit organization that provides programs, services and live entertainment to United States troops and their families. Since 1941, it has worked in partnership with the Department of Defense (DOD), relying heavily on private contributions and on funds, goods, and services from various corporate and individual donors. Although congressionally chartered, it is not a government agency. The USO operates 160 centers worldwide. The new center being built in San Diego will be the largest USO in the world! Mark your calendars now for this exciting presentation. Veterans Day is right around the corner and we will be celebrating it on Sunday, November 11 at 2 pm in Abravanel Hall. Doors will open at 1:30 pm. This year we will be thanking all our veterans and highlighting the Korean War Veterans. Our guest speaker is a WWII POW survivor and promises to be one that you will not want to miss! Donna Russell will be the Chair for the event again this year and everything is beginning to come together. Refreshments will be served after the program…thanks to our Recreation Department! The Camp Pendleton Color Guard has been requested and we will be having our own Village Honor Guard. We need a couple of veterans from any era who still have a uniform and can still wear it proudly…in other words, it 52 OHCC Newsletter • October 2012
still fits! :>) Call Donna Russell at 760-945-5558 if you are one of these veterans! WE NEED YOU! PLEASE REMEMBER TO FLY OUR AMERICAN FLAG ON VETERANS DAY! (If you need a flag holder installed or just a flag, call Tony Calderone at 760-9413764 and he will make all the arrangements for you.)
WALKERS HIKERS CLUB The BBQ is going! Are you going to the annual picnic at Lake Poway on October 9? Club members will be asked to bring either a salad, a side dish or a dessert. The Club will provide hamburgers and veggie burgers. Dee McGuire will be in charge of organizing the food for this fun annual event. Please call Dee at 760-295-9725 to let her know what food item you will be bringing. Nominations for next year’s officers will be held at the picnic. The Nominating Committee has not been able to find a candidate for President. Unless someone steps up, it is doubtful that the Club can fulfill the charter requirements of an OHCC Social Club. Therefore, the Club may have to be disbanded. Even though all Board Members have agreed to return, the Club is required to have a President. Call Ed Gunderson at the number listed below if you can help. There is still room available for our October Julian overnight trip on October 16, 17, and 18. Reservations can be made by calling the Julian Lodge at 800-542-1420. You must call (not e-mail) and identify yourself as an OHCC Walker Hiker member to get the special rate. See flyer for details or call Dee McGuire at 760-295-9725 for information. Future dates: • Annual Picnic at Lake Poway on October 9. • Julian Trip on October 16, 17, 18. • Planning Meeting for next year’s hikes on November 5 at 10 am at the Clubhouse (Room to be determined). All members are welcome to come with their suggestions. • Holiday Cocktail Party on December 4 at 4:30 pm in Abravanel Hall Hikes for October: • October 12 (Friday) Los Penasquitos Canyon 4-6 miles. Easy to Moderate hike. • October 25 (Thursday) Goodan Ranch 4 miles. Moderate hike. A schedule of this year’s hikes and walks can be obtained on the Club’s website at www.ohwh-club.com or on the Club Rack in the Clubhouse. For further information, call Ed Gunderson at 760-631-1625 or Valerie Davis at 760-732-3828.
WOODCHUCKS Did anybody notice that Costco has all of their Christmas toys on display already? It shows that time is getting close for the holidays. The Woodchucks realize it and are happily making toys as fast as they can. Here are the names of some of our great helpers. More will be published next month. The following are just a few of our artists: Bonnie Strickler, Ann Hostetler, Nancy Klephaak, Kathy Moskovitz, Elaine Weiler, Karin Carrothers, Lois Webster.
Clubs and Activities THANK YOU! The Woodchucks have always had a main goal, which is to help others. We are deeply involved in recycling bottles and tins to help the Marines. We are involved with the “Helping Hands” and making ramps for residents on wheel chairs. We manage the Bingo Games and the yearly Flea Market and a Woodchuck even chartered the Kennel Club. With all of the rest of the projects that we take care of, the toys are now made year round. If you are a Woodchuck member, you belong to a great Club. Please, be sure you support the Club and attend the meetings, which are great. THE NEXT IS IMPORTANT! With safety always in mind, there has been a separate stainless steel vacuum hooked up to the table saw. This vacuum will prevent an ember from traveling down the main vacuum line and start a fire outside the building. You would not be aware of this happening until it may be too late. Embers are caused by the stopping of the piece of wood you are sawing before the cut has been completed. Think before you cut and cut when you are sure of what you are doing. Once again, if you are not sure of any procedure in the shop, call one of the phone numbers listed on the wall. Maybe they can help you. The next meeting will be on October 11 at 4 pm. You will get a flyer plus it will appear on channel 12. Thanks for listening
cial interest to other YC members that you are willing to donate. Please bring your worthy material to the meeting so others can benefit. As has become our custom, we’ll conclude the evening with kibitzing and delicious noshes, providing a relaxed opportunity to catch up with friends. Also, be sure to SAVE THE DATE for our Festival of Lights event: Sunday, December 9, an elegant noon luncheon instead of dinner! It promises to be a beautiful setting with a more-than-plentiful meal of Caesar salad, baron of beef, Chicken Marsala, noodle kugel, veggies, wine and more! Entertainment by the Jewish Men’s Choir. In the meantime, looking forward to seeing you on October 22 at 7 pm! Need a ride? Call Don Kent at 760216-6235.
YIDDISH CLUB The Yiddish Club will gather at 7 pm on October 22 in Abravanel Hall for a brief meeting and a change-of-pace fun program. We will welcome David Winston, the amazing Mentalist who will “blow your mind” as he “reads your mind!” You might remember when your mom seemed to have eyes in the back of her head, knowing what mischief you were up to. Now…look out! David will leave you shaking your head in wonder. We’re happy, also, to welcome a suggestion by David Neil for an exchange table of publications at the meeting: books, newsletters, any printed or entertainment material that you feel would be of spe-
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THANK YOU I want to thank all of you for the lovely cards, meals, plants, gifts, charitable donations and expressions of love I have received after the passing of my husband Bill Davis on August 11. — Valerie Davis LIFE QUALITY CARE In-home care hourly/daily/monthly. 15 years exp. Personal hygiene, medical assistance, Hospice patients, light housekeeping, meal prep, errands, laundry and doctor’s appts. Male and female caregivers avail. 24 hours a day. Local refs avail. Lily 760-672-3848. (9-12) LANDSCAPE SERVICE Full service gardening. 1 Maintenance a month: $40.00 2 Maintenances a month: $50.00 New valves and timer installation for watering. Free estimate. Call 760-510-3819, ask for Israel. Lic. #34163. (4-13) REFERRAL PAINTING – Int./ext., cabinets, drywall texture, patio covers, fences, concrete/power wash, rain gutters, fence repair. Handyman. OHCC refs. Joe Iberri, 760-967-1068 (12-12) GREG’S HANDYMAN HOME SERVICES Carpentry, tile, drywall, electrical, plumbing, you name it! Quality work, reliable, local refs, free est, ins. 760-213-4961 (1-13) NEED EXTRA HELP AROUND THE HOUSE? Let me help with meal prep, laundry, light housekeeping, windows, patio, dog walking/sitting. Honest, have FBI background clearances. Excellent references. Kathie, 936-537-8325 (10-12)
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