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OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES - SEPTEMBER 16 & 19, 2013 The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ocean Hills Country Club Homeowners Association Board of Directors was held on September 16 & 19, 2013, at 4701 Leisure Village Way, Oceanside, California. September 16, 2013

September 19, 2013

DIRECTORS PRESENT Angela Takemoto President Don Lopez, Vice President Barry Farrell, Secretary Ira Landis, Director Shirlee Sampsel, Director Linda Strohm, Director DIRECTORS ABSENT David Hefler, Treasurer MANAGEMENT PRESENT Becky Groenewold, General Manager Toni Clevenger, Senior Admin. Asst.

DIRECTORS PRESENT Angela Takemoto President Don Lopez, Vice President Barry Farrell, Secretary Ira Landis, Director (arrived 10:25 am) Shirlee Sampsel, Director Linda Strohm, Director DIRECTORS ABSENT David Hefler, Treasurer MANAGEMENT PRESENT Becky Groenewold, General Manager Toni Clevenger, Senior Admin. Asst.

First Session – September 16, 2013

12 and September 13, 2013. The August 12th Executive Session reviewed third party contracts, a legal opinion, potential litigation, delinquency report review, and Executive Committee reports. The Executive Session on September 13, 2013 discussed Third Party Contracts.

I. President Takemoto called the Regular Meeting to order at 10:01 a.m. II. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Vice President Lopez. III. PRESIDENT’S REPORT President Takemoto 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 Annual Meeting of the Members was held on August 15, 2013, where the Proposition to build additional storage for the Clubhouse failed to pass. Immediately following the Annual Meeting, the Organizational Meeting was held electing the new Board members Angela Takemoto as President, Don Lopez as Vice-President, Barry Farrell as Secretary, and David Hefler as Treasurer. Linda Strohm was elected as the new Board Director, joining incumbent Board Directors Ira Landis and Shirlee Sampsell. The Executive Orientation Meeting session was held on August 16, 2013 to introduce the new Board members to the PCM organization, understand the roles supporting OHCC operation, and meet the Legal Counsel, O’Connell Landscape, and Universal Protection Service leadership teams. Committee assignments were also confirmed for: the Citation Review Executive Committee members as Ira Landis, Shirlee Sampsell and David Hefler; ARC Committee Liaison - Angela Takemoto; Landscape Committee Liaison - Linda Strohm; Facilities Management Committee Liaison - Don Lopez; Community Services Committee Liaison - Shirlee Sampsel; Audio Visual Committee Liaison - David Hefler; Marketing and Communications Liaison - Ira Landis; and Golf Course Committee Liaison - Barry Farrell. There were Executive Sessions held on August

IV. MANAGEMENT REPORT In the Management Report, Becky Groenewold, General Manager, apprised the membership as to the primary projects currently underway: •  Atlas Environmental Services will be evaluating the trees in Phase Three for tree trimming/removal specifications submission to the Board. •  The CC&Rs first draft is expected to be received from the attorney in September. •  Several staff members were relocated in the HOA office to improve efficiency. •  GM met with Tony Gillette of the FMC to discuss improving the areas outside the RV gate and a follow-up meeting is planned to include any and all impacted parties who can provide input. •  Met with new Landscape Chair Alma Smith to discuss procedures and fire abatement areas that were presented at the Landscape Committee meetings. Chris Bessey, Recreation Director will organize an informational seminar (in conjunction with CERT perhaps) on fire safety for the community. •  Age Survey- as of 9/11/13 a total of 1299 surveys have been received. To date the average age of the residents is 76.1. •  OSHA contacted us regarding the new door in the woodshop with regard to the fact it opens inward. This was specifically requested by the Woodchucks and does not violate code. The GM contacted Joe Baur (the contractor), Larry Bowers (Woodchuck Pres. & FMC member) and Ms. Derham of OSHA and confirmed this is acceptable and has added a sign to the interior side of the door that is NOT A FIRE EXIT. Ocean Hills Country Club Newsletter • November 2013 3

Association News •  In order to synchronize the insurance policies with the recent addition of the Cyber Policy, an extension was granted by the carrier for a small additional fee. This was approved and signed by the Board President to expedite for payment. Now ALL policies will renew at the same time. •  The GM is working with Staff and legal counsel to draft the Annual Policy Statement that is required by the new civil code effective January 1, 2014. •  PCM paid for the City of Oceanside Senior Expo booth registration, Volleyball food and OHSPA tickets printing. V. TREASURER’S REPORT General Manager Groenewold gave the following Treasurer’s Report: At the close of August 2013, we are in strong financial condition with reserves of $3,758,976. There is an operating deficit of $38,949 for the month of August and a year-to-date operating deficit of $81,031 that reflects increased fixed water service charges, removal of dead vegetation to Common Area and the Golf Course, pool filter and spa jet replacements, music licenses, street signs, and chemicals applications to the Common Area and the Golf Course. Total assets of $4,738,340 include $3,572,013 worth of FDIC-Insured Certificates of Deposit. A copy of the Financial Statement is available for review in the HOA Office.

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VI. PRESENTATION OF ACTION ITEMS UNFINISHED BUSINESS A.  CCR’s – Create Executive Committee The Board previously approved a contract with Peters & Freedman to restate the governing documents. It was suggested an Ad Hoc Committee be created to manage the restated documents and assist the Board in setting the means to obtain homeowner input and support and advise Board on CC&Rs and Bylaws Revision Project. Board members B. Farrell, D. Lopez and S. Sampsel volunteered to be the CC&R Ad Hoc Committee. Motion made and seconded (D.Lopez/S. Sampsel) to adopt Resolution OH-13-478 RE: Establishing Ad Hoc Committee to Advise Board on CC&Rs and Bylaws Revision Project. Motion passed unanimously. There was one homeowner comment. B.  Street Name change Proposal The Street Name Change proposal was approved at a previous Board meeting as a concept and for completion by the 30th Anniversary in 2014. General Manager Groenewold recommended that a set of specifications be drafted for Board approval. Motion made and seconded (I. Landis/B. Farrell) to ta-

Association News ble this Street Name Change proposal until January 2014. Motion passed unanimously. There were two homeowner comments. NEW BUSINESS In order to accommodate scheduling, President Takemoto announced some action items will be taken out of sequence. A.  Toro Computer & Service 3-Year Agreement The Toro NSN Service Agreement, for the Toro Irrigation Controller system used to manage the irrigation, expires October 31, 2013. Landscape Director Hogan presented the TORO NSN “Optimum” plan proposal for computer replacement and service agreement continuation. The Optimum plan provides a new computer capable of handling the extensive program management required by the OHCC system, 24 hour support phone service, an emergency paging service to Toro NSN, extended warranty, free software updates, and free 24 hours hardware replacement. The Service Agreement is for a term of 36 months and costs $8,999. Motion made and seconded (B. Farrell/D.Lopez) to renew the Toro Service Agreement “Optimum” plan, for a 36 month period for a cost not to exceed a one-time fee of $9,000. Motion passed unanimously. Designated Funding: Reserves Acct#2425. There were no homeowner comments. B. Relocation of the O’Connell Nursery The O’Connell Nursery is currently located in the parking lot area outside of the Maintenance building on Ocean Hills Drive, and the area has become more crowded with the addition of the irrigation parts container. Landscape Director Hogan made a recommendation to relocate the nursery, including plant material and assorted bags to free up considerable parking lot space and provide safety for both pedestrians and vehicles and easier access for deliveries. Motion made and seconded (B. Farrell/I. Landis) to relocate the O’Connell nursery to the northern side of the

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RV lot next to the cleanout station. Motion passed unanimously. Designated Funding: O’Connell Tree Removal Cost $700: 5290-1008. There was one homeowner comment. Motion made and seconded (I. Landis/D.Lopez) to put on HOLD installing 199 LF of six foot high 11 gauge galvanized chain link fence to enclose the area at a cost not to exceed $4,280. Motion passed unanimously. There were no homeowner comments. C.  ARC Appeal Hearing – Penick & Walton The owners Walton/Penick at 4723 Majorca Way requested an appeal hearing for a denial issued by the Architectural Committee for the installation of a walkway. The homeowners requested permission to add a walkway from their front walkway to the street for easier access. There is currently no approved similar modification elsewhere in the community. The homeowner was offered alternatives for the walkway expansion and modification options. Motion made to approve the ARC appeal (I. Landis) and failed for lack of a second. ARC denial stands. There were three homeowner comments.

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Association News D.  Super Shuttle Contract The Super Shuttle contract is due to expire October 13, 2013. General Manager Groenewold presented the Super Shuttle Contract for Renewal and advised that there is no change to the existing service rates. Motion made and seconded (B. Farrell/D.Lopez) to approve the Super Shuttle Contract for renewal for one year at the same rates. Designated Funding: GL #5182-1000. Motion passed unanimously. There were no homeowner comments. E.  Chair Proposal The Board previously approved the selected chair style and fabric and requested a proposal for 500 chairs. Since the vote for the Storage Unit Proposition did not pass, General Manager Groenewold suggested the Board consider purchasing a reduced amount of chairs that can be accommodated within existing storage facilities. The proposals for 250 and 500 chairs were received from Mr. York and presented to the Board for consideration. Motion made and seconded (S. Sampsell/I. Landis) to table this item until the FMC Storage Recommendation Report is presented. Motion passed unanimously. There were four homeowner comments. F.  Fair Housing Training Date Per a 1999 settlement agreement, the OHCC Master Board and Staff are required to receive annual Fair Housing Training. General Manager Groenewold reminded the Board to calendar October 2, from 11:30am to 1:30pm for their attendance. There were no homeowner comments. G.  November Board Meeting Date Change A few Board members requested the November Board meeting be moved up one week due to Thanksgiving holiday travel. Motion made and seconded (D.Lopez/B. Farrell) to approve rescheduling the November Board meeting to November 11 & 14, 2013. Motion passed unanimously. There were no homeowner comments. RECESS The meeting was recessed at 11:53 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 19, 2013

SESSION II, Thursday, September 19, 2013 President Takemoto reconvened the Regular Board Meeting at 10:04 a.m. President Takemoto apprised the members that an Executive Session was held in the afternoon of September 16, 2013. The Board discussed third party contracts, hearings and disciplinary, legal opinion, potential litigation, personnel, delinquency review, Executive Committee reports, and approval of Executive Session minutes. VIII.  HOMEOWNER INPUT (Non-Agenda Items) There were seven homeowner comments. IX.  STAFF REPORTS RECREATION – Chris Bessey, Recreation Director: two umbrellas were replaced in the recreational areas; a new recumbent bike has been ordered; two canopies have been ordered for the Dog Park; the Water Volleyball Challenge event with Staff and Residents players will be held on September 18th from 3-5pm; the Flea Market will be held on September 28th; there were 521 events held in the Clubhouse during August 1-25; flu shots will be administered by Walgreen’s on October 5th from 9am-1pm; a Fire Safety Seminar will be held in Abravanel Hall on October 24th at 1:00pm, with speakers from the Carlsbad and Oceanside Fire Departments, Dept. of Fish & Game and OHCC Cert Operations. MAINTENANCE – Chuck Pierce, Maintenance Director, reported that the HOA office had several conference room chairs repaired; the wood floor refinishing at the Clubhouse was completed in August; as of August 16th, over 200 out of 311 street light fixtures have been cleaned and painted, and 71 poles have been replaced due to corrosion; the Sewing Room projects are complete and is under budget $1,520.93; the Clubhouse entry doors are being refinished; power washing street gutters work is on schedule; the pedestrian flashing beacon is being repaired; and there were 56 work orders. Maintenance and Repairs is $7,098.51 over budget due to increased maintenance throughout OHCC, proactive Stop Sign replacement and reflective strips added; Pool Equipment Maintenance & Repair is $5,314.24 over budget due to pool

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Association News system repairs required to keep the pool open. LANDSCAPE – Tom Hogan, Landscape Operations Director, reported Phase 3 Tree Trimming assessment and mapping is in process by Atlas Tree Service; 40’ container for Irrigation Parts has been delivered and shelves installed; Cary Bickler, Inc. Golf Course design, the golf course architect previously approved to evaluate the design and safety features of OHCC Golf Course, met with the Golf Course Committee August 29th and will provide his estimate for consulting services; Easy Turf installation in the “Dog Park” was completed August 20; the 20% water cutback mandated by the City of Oceanside is being maintained with the help of the irrigation computer; Pesticide Use Report for August is available in the HOA office, and posted on the website and at the Clubhouse 24 hours prior to application; an inventory of all irrigation parts and their usage is being maintained; Golf Course operations were $60,396 over budget due to water and chemicals; Landscape Common Area operations were $25,401 over budget due to water, chemicals and emergency tree service. X.  COMMUNITY PATROL SERVICE REPORT Len Weinstein, Director of Community Patrol Service, reported that the Emergency Monitoring System (EMS) testing program has been completed on 1,414 homes and 72 residents have chosen not to have a functional sys-

tem; the transponder reader upgrade was installed at the front gate. XI.  COMMITTEE REPORTS ARC – President Takemoto reported that the Committee had dealt with 46 applications since last month’s meeting; 44 were approved; one was denied; one was tabled pending receipt of further information. AV – Chairperson Ed Farley reported that the camera system in Abravanel Hall has been repaired; A/V training is scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month; bringing up Channel 12 is delayed due to revised hardware and software requirements proposal to be presented to the Master Board in October for approval. COmMUNITY SERVICES – In the absence of Chairperson Seebach, Member Hartman announced discussion on extending the Dog Park area will be held at the next CSC meeting; and the Thursday bus users requested three hours from 11am-2pm beginning next month. FACILITIES MANAGEMENT – No report. GOLF COURSE – Liaison Farrell reported on the August 29th meeting presentation made by Cary Bickler, Golf Course Architect, and the Committee expects to receive his formal proposal prior to the September meeting; the golf bag tags redesign is in process for 2014 implementation. LANDSCAPE – No report. MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS – Chairperson Jim Kaminsky reported that the Committee will participate in the Senior Expo on October 10th in the City of Oceanside; approximately 30% residents have registered on the new website; Jim will set up a table at the Flea Market to encourage new website registrations; the “Village” line item added to the website experienced some functionality problems and is being fixed. General Manager Groenewold advised Staff is creating a website log of functionality issues to address. PCM paid for the Senior Expo booth registration, Volleyball food and OHSPA tickets printing. XII.  PRESENTATION OF AGENDA ITEMS A.1  Committee Recommendations a.  Landscape Committee i. Tree Trimming/Removal On August 7, 2013, the Landscape Committee performed inspections on 25 trees and recommends the removal of five (5) and trimming of six (6) trees. Fifteen (15) trees required no action: fourteen (14) did not meet trimming/removal requirements and one (1) was unable to be viewed. Motion made and seconded (I. Landis/D.Lopez) to approve the recommendation of the Landscape Committee for the removal of five (5) and trimming of six (6) trees. Motion passed unanimously. Designated Funding: Tree Service Contract: 5290- 1008. There were no homeowner comments.

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Association News b.  Facilities Management Committee i.  T.V. Hill The Facilities Management Committee recommended the T.V. Hill storage building be demolished due to inferior conditions, and presented a proposal to the Board for the removal. General Manager Groenewold suggested removal be delayed until a full study of storage buildings is completed by the FMC and budget funds can be allocated. Motion made and seconded (D.Lopez/I. Landis) to Table this for further discussion and fully explore designated funding. Motion passed unanimously. There were no homeowner comments. ii.  Reserve Study Update The Facilities Management Committee completed their review of the Community Reserve components to insure all components are included, as well as adding new components. Doug Wright, FMC Chairperson, remarked PCM has a good handle on maintaining the Reserve Study and keeps it up to date with new additions and replacements. The information will be forwarded to the Reserve Analyst to create the Reserve Study for the Board to utilize in the budget process analysis. No Board action was required. There were no homeowner comments. A.2 UNFINISHED – None A.3 NEW a. Golf Course Committee Appointment The Board reviewed an application for the Golf Course Committee in Executive Session. Upon approval of appointment, the Golf Course Committee will have five (5) members. Motion made and seconded (B. Farrell/D.Lopez) to approve the appointment of Arnold Forman to the Golf Course Committee. Motion passed unanimously. There were no homeowner comments.

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Association News XIII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Motion made and seconded (I. Landis/B. Farrell) to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of August 12 and August 15, 2013 as written. Motion passed unanimously. XIV. BOARD MEMBER INPUT President Takemoto – Thanked the homeowners for their good input and the Audio Visual Committee members for their continued support providing the meeting audio/visual requirements. Vice-President Lopez – It is necessary to hold off purchasing Abravanel Hall chairs until more permanent storage solutions can be finalized. Secretary Farrell – None Treasurer Hefler – None Director Landis – The Board continues to closely mon-

itor all expenditures. Director Sampsel – The Abravanel Hall chairs storage issue needs to be resolved and is solvable. Director Strohm - None XIII. ADJOURNMENT With no further business to be discussed, President Takemoto adjourned the meeting at 12:20 p.m.

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Howdy Ya’ll! Sorry, after a quick trip to North Carolina, the accent just lingered! I made the trip home to welcome my son back from Afghanistan. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Veterans in our community who have served our nation. I know first-hand the selfless sacrifice that is made by the service member and their family for our freedom, as I have two sons serving active duty, one a Marine and one a Navy Corpsman. In order to accommodate the Veteran’s Day event, the November Master Board meeting start time was pushed back to 2:00pm. Again, thank you for your service and for your support of the military service members and their families. Hard to believe we will be carving turkey and hanging holiday lights shortly. The Woodchucks are busy prepar-

ing their gifts for the military families, and the display of their handiwork will really kick off the holiday cheer along with the tree decoration. The Master Board is busy making their list and checking it twice, trying to set priorities for the many projects planned for the Community. They are ever mindful of the cost and the benefit for each homeowner and weigh all options carefully. The work has begun with the initial CC&R Ad Hoc Committee to review the first draft to our 30-year-old documents. In addition, this group will be advising the Board on how to best proceed to ultimately bring a successful conclusion to this effort. Some other projects underway include the fuel modification area to thin out non-native species and fire abatement. This work will be addressed along with the tree maintenance during the cooler months. The website continues to grow and expand. We urge each person to sign up and log on to It only takes a few minutes to get plugged in to all of the wonderful events going on in your community. You can buy and sell items, find out your neighbors names and addresses for sending out holiday greetings, or get the time for that next great party with your favorite group of friends. It never slows down here, just changes gears for the next great event. ENJOY!

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By Angela Takemoto President, Board of Directors Hello again, and welcome to the busy Holiday season. I think most of you are aware, but this year we have a very rare occurrence — Thanksgiving Day is the day that Hanukah begins, so we have overlapping Holidays! The Board is looking at the many projects we face in the coming year, and is working to place some relative priorities on the projects, and so we scheduled a Special meeting on October 3 to talk about them. On October 3, the Board first met in Executive Session. Items discussed were legal opinions, potential litigation and personnel issues. Immediately following that session, the Board met in a Special Session. Actions taken at that meeting were: •  Authorized PCM to enroll utility bill payment into

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the auto payment program. This will allow for faster processing of invoices from utility companies without compromising the review and approval process. The utilities involved are: City of Oceanside Water, City of Oceanside Refuse Disposal, AT&T, Cox, Verizon and SDG&E. •  Approved the recordation of 2 liens. •  Appointed Patricia Haugen to the Facilities Management Committee. In addition, the Board heard a presentation from our Insurance Broker, Curt LeBarre, outlining the current HOA insurance coverage, and heard a brief update from Don Lopez, Chair of the CC&R restatement Ad Hoc Committee. Following the formal section of the meeting, the Board began an informal review of many of the projects that will need our attention in the coming year. We discussed each item in general, to ensure that all Board members had a common understanding of the scope and intent of the project. The intent is to place relative priorities on each project, so that we can be sure to expend the Associations resources wisely. The Board is still working on the list, and we will be discussing it in a future Board meeting. At the regular October Board meeting, the following actions were taken: •  After reviewing comments received from a home-

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Association News owner at the second reading of the proposed changes to the ARC section of the Handbook of Rules and Regulations, the Board approved the version that was originally sent, with no additional changes. Homeowners will be receiving a clean copy of the new section by mail. •  Approved a proposal to use a Consent Calendar in future Board meetings, on a trial basis •  Directed Staff to prepare a new policy to limit the retention of recordings of Board meetings. The draft policy will be presented to the Board for approval at a future meeting. •  Approved the recordation of a lien. •  Approved the appointment of Ellen Baur and Trevor Overett to the CC&R Ad Hoc Committee. •  Approved four recommendations from the Landscape Committee regarding tree removal and trimming, a revision to the Tree Policy, turf dethatching and reseeding of the front entry and clubhouse area, and the annual Fire Hazard Abatement work. •  Approved a recommendation from the AV Committee to have Staff request a scope of work and proposal from our AV Consultant, Jake Henricksen to review the stage lighting and also to consider adding ceiling microphones in the Mykonos room. Immediately following the Monday Session, the Board met in Executive session. Items discussed were third par-

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ty contracts, member disciplinary hearings, potential litigation, personnel, delinquency review, Executive committee reports, and approval of minutes. Please note that due to the planned absence of three Board Members, we have changed the date of the November Regular Board meeting. The first session will be held on November 11 at 2pm, and the second session on November 14 at 10am. We welcome all homeowners to attend and participate in the monthly meetings.

Landscape Committee By Alma Sisco-Smith, Chairperson The Landscape Committee met on Oct 4 and had a productive meeting that led to three recommendations to the Master Board as well as finalizing actions on landscape issues. The three recommendations were: Fuel Modification for Area 1, required clearance and associated costs; De-thatching and re-seeding of the clubhouse areas; Tree Maintenance Policy Revision. I hope to provide sufficient information to update all interested residents. Fuel Modification of Area#1: There are three areas surrounding OHCC that share easements and/or requirements with SDGE, Tri-City Fire Depts., and the CA Fish and Game to clear these areas on a yearly rotation basis. This year between November and January, the area behind the RV lot and the HOA from Shadowridge Drive down to Cannon Road will be cleared of debris and nonnative plants. Tom Hogan, Landscape Operations Director, has oversight responsibility for this work. De-thatching and Re-seeding of the clubhouse area was given a good deal of attention, and this decision/recommendation simply came down to the fact the clubhouse is one of our highly populated and visible areas, that requires the work to be done. The current grass will brown in late fall and winter, whereas the re-seeding with perennial rye will provide green turf during the winter. Tree Maintenance Policy revision was an important and timely step. The Committee had become concerned with the unprecedented requests for tree removals in common areas due to “excessive mess”. Yet visits to re-

Association News view the sites clearly revealed a wide range for determining and tolerating excessive mess. Trees by their nature will drop fading blossoms, leaves and if deciduous, pods and bark. As a result, the Committee recommended revision of the condition for tree removal to excessive debris causing potential damage to property or vegetation, deleting the condition of excessive mess. In addition, when a request for tree removal is received, a majority of the committee will visit the site and a majority vote is required to recommend removal. And – at last – the OHCC Master Plant List has been completed thanks to Betty Theel and Linda Wass for their tenacity, compiling all the trees, shrubs, and vines. The Village Trees are not included here. And the “golden nugget” is an updated color atlas of the plants! The Master List should be up on the web soon and copies also available at the HOA*. Each Village Landscape Chairperson will receive a copy of the Color ‘Atlas’ and residents may request a copy from HOA. (*Copies available for a $10 fee, payable by check.) The next meeting will be held in the HOA conference room at 10:00a.m. on November 1.

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By David A. Hefler, Treasurer As we close the month of September, 2013, we are in strong financial condition with net reserves of $3,808,437. There is an operating deficit of $9,587 for the month of September, and a year-to-date operating deficit of $90,617 that reflect the following over budget items: 1.  Water - Excessive hot weather, and increase of fixed water service charges 2.  Consulting Fees – Van Dyke Landscape Architects 3.  Miscellaneous – Website 4.  Pool Filter & Spa Jet Pump Replacement 5.  B.M.I. License 6.  Street Signs, Traffic Signal 7. Application of Chemicals to the Golf Course and Common Areas 8.  Legal Fees – Fiore, Racobs, and Powers (Professional Legal Services); Peters & Freedman – CC&Rs

9.  Admin Payroll – 2 Temps and one Temp to Hire Buyout Significant year-to-date below budget variances as of August, 2013 includes the following: 1.  Tree Service Contract $34,998 Phase 3 tree trimming will begin in Dec2013 2.  Clubhouse Gas $12,647 3.  Bad Debt $12,498 4.  Fire Hazard Abatement $12,498 Scheduled for Nov 2013 5.  Property Protection $ 9,563 6.  Printing and Publishing $ 6,907 7.  Recreation Payroll $ 5,852 Over Budget Income – variances are as follows: 1.  Transfer /Tenant Fees: $ 9,792 From Apr 2013, 70 escrows closed (OHCC received $290 for each), and 43 Tenant registrations (OHCC received $50 for each) Other Income: $ 5,440 $4,055 ARC Deposits collected from homeowners that have relocated and not left us a forwarding address. $2K Refund from Scanning Co. $965 Collected for Citations Our total assets of $4,754,994 include $3,796,194 worth of FDIC Insured Certificates of Deposit.

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Safety Corner By Leonard Weinstein,

Director of Community Patrol Service (CPS) Hello residents of Ocean Hills Country Club. Turkey day is fast approaching. Can any of you begin thinking of the aroma of roasting turkey and stuffing? As family and friends begin descending upon OHCC for the holiday, our gate will become very busy. Please plan ahead and enter your family and guests into the dwellingLive system before Turkey day, November 28. A reminder again this month. As we approach the end of 2013, your Community Patrol is endeavoring to ensure that all residents have had their Emergency Monitoring System (EMS) tested for the year. Having this system properly functioning is for your own safety and welfare. Should you receive a request to schedule an appointment, please work with the officer to ensure your system is properly functioning. Key holders, M.A.R.T.s, automobile panic buttons, lock boxes. These have been addressed multiple times throughout the year, however CPS officers continue to find residents with medical emergencies who either do not have any of these devices or don’t use them. In August, Officers responding to a welfare check found a resident lying on the floor. He estimated he’d been there for

some eight hours and thought he’d had a mild stroke. Fortunately there was an unlocked door and he was alive and transported to the hospital. He had neither a M.A.R.T., a key holder on record nor a lock box. In September, another resident was found on her garage floor on a Monday and she stated she’d been there since Friday night. She did have a vehicle key/panic button device, in her hand, but hadn’t used it. Again, fortunately she was found alive and transported to the hospital. Please consider the information above as well as your own circumstances and ensure you are addressing your potential needs. Should anyone wish additional information, in this regard, please contact me at the front gate. Personal Preparedness Tip: Know where to get information and assistance during a disaster. 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.

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Recreation News

Where has the time gone? The Recreation Department is about to “crank up” for the holidays, take notice “crack up” was not used to convey my point. It just dawned on us that New Year’s Eve tickets are going on sale, the Woodchuck Toy Drive begins November 25 and the Veterans Day Recognition on the 11th at 11 am is almost here. Please look in the Newsletter for details about all three of these programs. The holidays may be right on top of us but the Choral Society has been singing for months now, getting ready for their big event in December, the holidays do bring out the best in all of us. The Fitness Center has added one new piece of equipment, a recumbent elliptical. Some of the equipment has been moved around to place each piece in the best location- with safety in mind. The Fitness Sub-Committee of the CSC frequently reviews suggestions that come their way so please feel free to let the Community Service members know. The Transportation Services schedule has been changed a bit. The schedule has been extended on Thursdays to 2 pm. This will allow those that would like to go out and have a bite to eat time to fulfill this desire. The Las Posas Shopping Center has been included for a lunch destination. This will only be a trial run for three months, in order, for the Community Services Committee time to evaluate the usage. Remember the Mall Trip to Fashion Valley is November 25. The flu shots sponsored by Walgreen’s, in October, provided immunizations to over 100 people. The local drug store welcomed the opportunity to be of service and they look forward to coming next year. The pool will continue to keep its 84 degree temper-

ature throughout the year. The Jacuzzi continues to be cleaned on Tuesdays so please keep that in mind. So there is no excuse not to come by and get some exercise. One of the benefits of swimming is to help reduce the pain in arthritic joints. Two water exercise classes are taught by independent instructors that are qualified to teach these benefits. Flyers are available in the Clubhouse racks that will tell the times and days of instruction. Louise Ries, our Event Coordinator is handling all reservations for 2014. Notices of the process are available throughout the Clubhouse. The next group to receive the paperwork will be classes, games, cards and interest groups on November 1. The paperwork will be located outside Louise’s office. Inputting all the reservations into the computer is a time consuming task, so be aware that Louise will pull herself off the airwaves to do just that. In other words she may be very busy in November and December, please direct any questions to her office at extension 203. Do not assume she has taken care of your reservation, she requires a piece of paper from everyone to begin the process. With averaging over 600 programs a month, it is not possible for staff to remember every detail. We appreciate your help and patience during this time. The Clubhouse will close at 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day. The entire staff would like to wish OHCC residents and their families a wonderful Thanksgiving, may the memories you share together give your hearts years of joy. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Employee Spotlight Oscar Marin is one of our newer CPS officers who, in the short time he has been at Ocean Hills Country Club, has shown himself to be a valuable addition to the staff. He brings a number of years of both patrol and customer relations background to his position, having served in the U.S. Army as well as in the National Guard in both Illinois and California and having been a customer service manager in a large corporation. Oscar is the type of officer that one would always want on staff. He is one of the first to step up when the need arises. He has worked all three shifts in our community and has become intimately familiar with all phases of those shifts. Some of Oscar’s passions consist of his family, his wife, 5-year-old daughter and 1-year- old son as well as experimenting with computer software. He is soft spoken and very friendly. The next time you see Oscar, please say hello.

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President Paul Yoshida announces the last meeting of the year, on Tuesday, November 12. This special meeting will be a dinner meeting at the Cambridge Restaurant at 1280 East Vista Way in Vista. A no-host social will begin at 5 pm with dinner at 6 pm. The cost is $28 per person, with your choice of three delicious entree selections; prime rib, rosemary chicken, or Atlantic salmon, with carrot cake for dessert. All members are invited to attend this end of the year dinner meeting. Drop by the Front Desk to deposit your check for $28 for each dinner purchased and write your menu selection on the check. We will have a DVD presentation of the 2013 year, and a great drawing for some terrific prizes. If you have any questions, feel free to call President Paul Yoshida at 760-940-8871. At the October meeting the new Club officers, except for the President, were elected for the 2014 year. Your 2014 officers are: Vice-President Jim Wills; Treasurer Tomo Hamasaki; Secretary Mike Caligiuri; and Charter Master Sam Cordeiro. We are

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still searching for the Club president for 2014. We also shared stories about our day and a half fishing adventure on October 1. The seas were up and the wind blew, and we had a tough day of fishing. Our sixteen anglers hung in there and fished from dawn to dark, catching 26 Yellowtail, 17 Bluefin Tuna, three Yellowfin Tuna, two Dorado, and two Skipjack Tuna. The jackpot was won by guest Kalim Owens with a nice 28 pound Bluefin Tuna. Please join us at the final dinner meeting of the year on the evening of November 12 for fun and fellowship about angling in our local waters, plans for the 2014 year, and the latest “fish stories.”


WHAT’S COMING UP FOR THE ART LOVERS CLUB? Home Meeting: Tuesday, November 19 at 1 pm in the Mykonos Room Special Speaker Award winning artist, Darlene Katz, works extensively with oil and acrylic paints, pencil, charcoal, and clay sculpture. If you would like to see some of Darlene’s work, go to IMPORTANT! We will be voting for the new Art Lovers’ Board Members! If you are interested in serving on the Art Lovers Board, please call Sylvia Carson or Margo Friedman. “ARTFULLY YOURS” HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE! Everyone is invited! PLEASE NOTE: There has been a small change in the starting time from what was stated in last month’s newsletter!

When: Tuesday, December 10 Where: Abravanel Hall Time: 1 pm to 3 pm Here are just some of the items offered at our boutique: • Exquisite jewelry with accessories featuring silver, copper, beads shells, and dichroic glass pieces • Hand knitted scarves, neck warmers, hats, handbags and quilted items • Painted glassware, and pedestal plates • Drought resistant flowers made from plates for garden decor and succulent planters • Specialty soaps and body oils, home-made jellies and breads, and one-of-a-kind greeting cards • Gourd art with mobiles, bowls, and ornaments and fine art paintings • Massage therapist, Joana Henry, will be there to offer neck and upper back massages. Take a break from your day to enjoy this special holiday boutique! Bring a friend to enjoy some delicious refreshments and holiday music. Hope to see you there!


AV volunteers worked many hours and several rehearsals to ensure the Oklahoma show on September 29 by the Tappers was a success. The show sold 275 tickets and was a great afternoon of entertainment. Ron Stogdill and his crew handled the Audio, with Allan Paloutzian and his crew on Video; and Jim Kaminsky and his crew on Lighting. Cathy King called video and lighting cues for AV staff. The Director, Ellie Oakley, was very happy with the outcome. Volunteers also had a busy month in October

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with the October 7 Theatre Arts presentation of Jeff Johnson; the BOD meetings October 14 and 17; and the Theatre Arts production of Potpourri on October 25 and 26. The November BOD meetings have been rescheduled one week earlier to Monday, November 11 at 2 pm and Thursday, November 14 at 10 am. This will accommodate the Veterans Day Celebration on November 11 at 11 am A motion was made and passed during the September 24 Audio Visual Committee meeting to hire consultant Jake Hendricksen of Morningstar Productions to review and recommend solutions for improved stage lighting in Abravanel Hall and remote audio microphones for the Mykonos Room and the HOA Conference Room. This recommendation will be reviewed the BOD for approval. Uniform shirts were purchased and issued to active volunteers. The shirts are black polos, with an embroidered patch “Ocean Hills - Audio Visual” over the left breast. These shirts will identify our volunteers during shows and special events. Members of the AV Committee continue to work

with Cox, PCM, and private contractors to implement the Channel 12 programming and reception. The current recommendation is to remove the Channel 12 analog and replace it with a digital channel interface to provide Standard and High Definition formats. This will allow us to re-implement the Bulletin Board and live productions such as Board Meetings and also recorded events. More information is forthcoming on this issue. The AVC has implemented a regular AV training day each month to train new AV Volunteers. This training day is the third Wednesday of each month from 4 pm to 6 pm in Abravanel Hall and has been well attended. If you are not presently a volunteer and are interested in learning about Audio Visual, please stop by and join us for one of these training days.


The Billiards Club was busy in September. On September 10 we spent an evening with Calvin Coker, a pool professional who has run 257 balls in straight pool. Yes, without missing even one. That makes him 8 times as good as anyone here. He started out by giving a private lesson to two players, but so many kibitzers and assorted hangers-on showed up to watch that it was a very public private lesson. He then showed us many attractive pool cues, and four of our members made a purchase. Did the new cues help their games? Well, probably not much, but it’s a good feeling to use a proper instrument - even if it’s better than you are. Calvin then gave a 90 minute seminar on how to play pool, covering all the basics of stance, grip, bridge, and stroke. I do hope you got to see his


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warmup. He spread all 15 balls on the table at random, and proceeded to play 8-ball like you’ve never seen it. He decided to take the stripes, and proceeded to sink every striped ball…without missing. Instead of then sinking the 8-ball to win, he then sank every solid ball…without missing. Then he sank the 8.  Fifteen shots, 15 balls made. By the way, Calvin is “one of us.” That is, he’s old enough to live here. Gives us all hope. Many of you know Marshall (and Joyce) Coil, our President Emeritus. Very emeritus – the man has been President of the Billiards Club 15 times! On the 12th Marshall performed his last official duty, teaching classes on two very different pool games, 7-Ball and Kansas. The Club then held a going-away party for Marshall and Joyce. They have now moved to a Continuing Care Retirement Community in nearby Pacific Beach. They are living independently there, but like the idea that extra care is available should the need arise. Our Club owes Marshall a great debt of gratitude for his many (many) years

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of exemplary service, and wishes him every happiness in his new home. On the 25th, we held a 7-Ball tournament. For the “A” players, Larry Vinikow defeated DannyJoe Burton for first place, with Charlie Payne and Ken Rose tied for third. In the “B” bracket, Jeanne Marks beat Jerry Brunkala for first place, with Hazel Bobach and Cal Roe tied for third. Larry and Jeanne get high-fives, their names on the winner’s plaque and one of the new Billiards Club hats that cannot be purchased – they can only be won. When you see them, congratulate them with a friendly pat on some politically correct part of their body. The Club has at least 7 lessons and one tournament every month except December – when we rest. Later this month, at 1 pm on November 21, we will stage the Ocean Hills Billiards Club 8-Ball Championship. The entire community is cordially invited to come watch and cheer for your favorites in our biggest tournament of the year. We hope to see you there!  

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Our last meeting for the year was last month when we had a party with great food, music, prizes, and fun for all. At that time, officers were elected for 2014: Andy Truban, President; Joan Comito, Vice President; Sylvia Carson, Treasurer; and Dora Truban, Secretary. Bird walks will continue the second Tuesday of the remaining months this year. This month’s bird walk will be NOVEMBER 12 to a relatively new area at the San Dieguito Lagoon in Del Mar. We will have an excellent birder, Jack Friery, as our docent. Meet at the overflow lot by 8:45 am to form carpools and receive directions. We DEPART AT 8 am. The area is level, but gravely so wear sturdy shoes and bring a walking stick if you use one. Also have water, hat, and optional money for gas and lunch at Milton’s Deli at the Flower Hill Mall. The San Dieguito River Lagoon began as part of a $90 million dollar mitigation project to compensate for environmental damage caused by Southern California Edison’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating

Station. The birding/walking trail starts at San Andres Drive off of Via de la Valle and now extends to El Camino Real after the Horse Park Trail section was added. There is also a boardwalk trail that extends from San Andres under HWY 5 and behind the fairgrounds to Dog Beach in Del Mar. The west side of the lagoon can be reached from Via de la Valle by turning off Jimmy Durante Blvd. onto San Dieguito Drive. There you will find the restored Grand Avenue Bridge which was built in 1942 providing access to a U.S. Navy blimp airfield. At that time the Del Mar Fairground buildings served as barracks, galleys, and mess halls for the Navy. After the war, the blimp field was converted to a small airport by the county which purchased the land from the Navy for $1. The airport was shut down in 1959 in anticipation of the construction of Interstate 5.

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BOARD MEETINGS OHCC Session I Monday, November 11, 2 pm Mykonos Room OHCC Session II Thursday, November 14, 10 am Mykonos Room VILLAGE MEETINGS Cyrus Thursday, November 21, 1:30 pm Ladies Club Room Hydra Friday, November 15, 10 am Ladies Club Room Majorca Wednesday, November 27, 9 am Ladies Club Room Portofino Monday, November 25, 10 am Ladies Club Room COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARC Thursday, November 14, 9:30 am Homeowners Association Audio Visual Committee Tuesday, November 26, 11 am Homeowners Association Community Service Committee Friday, November 8, 10 am Clubhouse Art Room Facilities Management Committee Tuesday, November 19, 2 pm Homeowners Association Golf Course Committee Thursday, November 22, 2 pm Clubhouse Landscape Committee Friday, November 1, 10 am Homeowners Association Marketing & Communication Committee Wednesday, November 20, 10 am Homeowners Association Executive Committee Wednesday, November 27, 9:30 am Homeowners Association Ocean Hills Country Club Newsletter • November 2013 29

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The year is coming to an end and everyone is looking forward to our annual holiday dinner. This year it will be held in Abravanel Hall on Tuesday, December 3. Our menu has been confirmed. Vegetarian portabella mushroom with asparagus, sundried tomato, roasted peppers and fresh spinach mixed with olive oil, garlic and spices over penne pasta; grilled beef medallions with tomato, mushroom and red wine sauce; chargrilled salmon with lemon dill cream sauce will be our three choices of entrees. Complimentary champagne and martenellies will be served with hot stuffed mushrooms and potato skins. Caesar salad, baked potatoes and beans almandine will round out our menu. Cheesecake bites will be provided for dessert. Club members will pay $28 and guests will be charged $30. Gratuities and bridge fees are included. Be sure to mark your checks, with your choice of entrees, payable to Founders Duplicate Bridge Club. Dinner will be served at 6 pm. Year after year we have had

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a wonderful time. I know this year will be no exception. Let’s make this year the best of all years with a Grand Slam turnout. Live piano music will be provided by Kurt Striochen. This is a party---invite spouses and friends. We will have games for the non-bridge players. High scorers for September are as follows: N/S Lillian Kirkham and Nancy Read with 61.25%. In E/W position we had Juanita Petter and Fred McGurrey with 70%. Congratulations to all of you! Contact Nancy Read at 760-945-5637 if you need a partner.


Our Friday Duplicate Bridge Game was held August 23. North/South First Place Winners were Jeanne Greene and Ginny Perkins with 55.56%. East/West First Place Winners were Gina Stier and Carol Hobock with 62.50%. On Friday, September 13, North/South First Place Winners were Mary Lou Buer and Marge Garland with 65.97%. East/West First Place Winners were Olive McCullough and Hazel Bobach with 58.33%.

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On Friday, September 27, North/South First Place Winners were Anne Caywood and Nancy Shummer with 58.13%. East/West First Place Winners were Jan Ahrens and Bette Webb with 59.25%. Congratulations Ladies! Our Nominating Committee this year is Nancy Schummer and Barbara Nani. If you are interested in serving as an officer for 2014 for our Bridge Group, please contact Nancy or Barbara. Our Annual Christmas Party will be held December 13 with a catered lunch. Hope to see you all there this year for a fun bridge day. For anyone who enjoys playing a fun (not ACBL sponsored) 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.

ery month we are treated to sandwiches prepared by our members. Intermediate players are welcome. You don’t need to bring a partner; just $1. Please come join us. September winners were: Sept. 6 1st Edie Witt 4310 2nd Dona Stark 4020 Sept. 13 1st Betty Gordon 5310 2nd Shirley Williams 5000 Sept. 20 1st Shirley Williams 4500 2nd Jackie Cohen 4190 Sept. 30 1st Barbara Mitchell 5460 2nd Bobbie Johnson 4960


It’s time to roast the turkey and while doing that make your plans to attend our December dinner at the Shadowridge Country Club on Thursday, December 7. Please make your reservations on Thursday evenings as you sign up for an


Turkey time already...Gobble Gobble. Just a reminder that our annual December luncheon is Friday, December 6 at the Shadowridge Country Club. Menu options and cost will be announced at our November playing sessions. Even if you haven’t played with us for a while, come join us for our festive December lunch. Sign-ups for our regular Friday Bridge begin at 11 am so we can start playing by 11:30 am. We always have freshly popped popcorn, cookies, tea and coffee. The first Friday of ev-

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evening of bridge. New to the village and thinking about joining us; think no longer. Bring your partner and a dollar for the evening. What we don’t give away in prize money pays for our cookies and coffee. We’re a friendly bunch and welcome all intermediate players. We meet every Thursday in Abravanel Hall. Cookies, coffee and chitchat start at 6 pm and bridge begins at 6:30 pm. September winners were Barbara Mitchell and Jackie Cohen, Don and Shirlee Sampsel, Bobbie Johnson and Shirley Williams and Lorna Goodman and Dorothy Skibal.


Can you believe that the holidays are getting closer and closer and our Chorale is working hard in preparation for our December Concert? We only have 5 rehearsals left! We have new members and more men. The men are coming through loud and clear and giving the ladies a “run for their money!” We are looking forward to not only sound-

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ing great but looking great! Our (always free) Holiday Concert will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 2 pm this year and what would our Holiday Concert be without our annual raffle? This will be the 4th year for our annual fundraising raffle and you all know what wonderful gifts we have for you. The greatest thing is you may put your tickets into the gift of your choice so when you win, you win what you want! We have some new arrangements that we are all enjoying and yes, we will be doing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus! It gives us goose bumps when we sing it and hope you all will enjoy it as well! Our two beautiful Hawaiian Dancers will again be joining us, as well as our soloists; Ladies Quartet and we have a couple of new surprises for you. The only act that received an “encore” from the audience in May, “The Men’s Quartet” will again be singing and “sort of dancing” for this concert. You are going to like what you see! Mark your calendars now for Sunday, December 15 at 2 pm. It is a great way to get into the Holiday Spirit!

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WEEKEND FILMS: Films are shown in the Clubhouse Ladies Club Room every Friday, Saturday and Sunday unless exempted by a priority event or holiday. Show times are at 2:30 pm, 5 pm and 7:30 pm each day unless the film is over 2 hours and 20 minutes in length. When this occurs, the 5 pm show will be omitted. The week’s program is published every Thursday and is also available on the Movie Hotline 760-758-1216, Ext 5. It is advisable to check the MPAA ratings for possibly offensive subject matter before attending. Coming to Ocean Hills from approximately midNovember to mid-December are: “Frances Ha” (78), “Broken” (72), “Computer Chess” (71), “Red 2” (63), “Renoir (French)” (76), “Barbara (German)” (79), “The Attack” (Heb/Arab)” (72), and “Hannah Arendt” (Germ/French/Heb)” (71). Unfortunately, the dearth of quality Hollywood films coming in DVD continues unabated while the availability of high quality foreign language films persists. Recently released films of exceptional critical acclaim (75 or over) to go and see or await DVD release next year are as follows: “Short Term 12” (84),“The World’s End” (81), “Il Futoro” (80), “Blue Caprice” (76), “Mother of George” (Eng/Yoruba) (75), “Wadjda” (Arabic) (79), “Enough Said” (78), “A Touch of Sin” (75), “Gravity” (96) and “Captain Phillips” (83). The numbers appearing after the above film titles represent the combined average critical and popular rating on a scale of 0 to 100 as published by Rotten and For recent releases, is the source. A rating between 60 and 100 signifies the highest rated films.

MIDWEEK FILMS: A critically acclaimed contemporary Foreign Film from any country is shown every Wednesday at 7 pm only. Seating is on a first come, first served basis and guests of residents are always welcome. This is in addition to the three scheduled shows on alternating Fridays. See Weekend Films above for coming titles. Other potential selections are to be found on the Coming Attractions Bulletin Board. FOREIGN FILM CLASSICS: Scheduled on Monday, November 18 at 1 pm by the Foreign Film Classic Group is the 1963 French classic “Contempt” (86), directed by Jean-Luc Godard and starring Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance and Michel Piccoli (We Have a Pope). You are encouraged to take advantage of a rare opportunity to revisit these classics again or to see them for the first time. If you possess a collection of any DVD or VHS foreign language films whether only one or more and would be willing to lend them to the community for viewing in the future, please provide a list of titles and language and leave them for the attention of

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the writer of this column at the Clubhouse Front Desk. MUSICAL FINE ARTS: The Musical Fine Arts Group is next scheduled to meet on Saturday, November 2 at 10 am. To help celebrate the 200th anniversary this year of Giuseppe Verdi, the 10th greatest composer of all time, the Musical Fine Art’s Group is pleased to present a performance of “Requiem,” his choral and very operatic masterpiece. If you are interested in joining either the Foreign Film Classic or Musical Fine Arts Group or in just attending one of the programs mentioned above, please contact the writer since seating is limited. Becoming a member would entitle you to automatically receive a monthly invitation and an annual program which can also be found in the literature racks adjacent to the Clubhouse Front Desk. Frank Petronella 760-414-9070

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Have you started decorating for the holidays? Do you need some new ideas? If so, then don’t miss the Garden Club meeting to be held Wednesday, November 13 in Abravanel Hall for a demonstration of floral design with a twist. At 10 am, Floral Designer George Speer will amaze us with a variety of holiday designs that should inspire us to create our own masterpieces. Not only will we get to see an artist at work, several lucky raffle winners will take home some of his designs! Coffee and treats will be served from 9:30 until 10 am and the general meeting will follow Mr. Speer’s presentation. The title for George Speer’s presentation is “Think Outside the Box for the Holidays.” Speer will encourage us to take a fresh look at using local plant material, found objects, and common items in a different way in order to decorate for many fall and winter holiday celebrations. Speer likes to create large contemporary designs in unusual containers. When designing, he uses as few as two products or a collection of many. Speer will explain that floral designs are often categorized in two groups – the Professional Florist and the Garden Club Designer. A florist uses lots of flowers in arrangements to be sold. The Garden Club Designer uses fewer flowers and plants to create a more sculptural arrangement. Speer has studied and taken many classes in both groups and will share his knowledge while creating designs from both sides during his demonstration. His presentation will help us understand the differences in designing floral arrangements for the home and floral design for official competition. In addition, he will offer many ideas to help us feel comfortable arranging flowers while sharing secrets of the trade that we can use. Speer will teach us to create an arrangement that adheres to art form principles, such as space, proportion, and texture. Speer is an Accredited National Garden Clubs, Inc. Judge. He has received Design Blue Ribbons at many Flower Shows and at the San Diego County Fair. For a number of years, Speer coordinated the San Diego County Fair Floral Design competition and encouraged professional and amateur designers to compete together. He is currently serving on the California Garden Clubs, Inc. Nominating Committee and was also the Palomar District Director from 2011 to 2013. He enjoys teaching basic and creative floral design to children and leads creative design workshops for adults.

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Other Garden Club news includes a big thanks to Dwight Goldblatt for teaching Flower arranging classes on the Lanai. The classes were so popular that more will be held. The Garden Club also wants to extend thanks to Kathleen Payne and Irma Ojeda for the marvelous job they did as Chairs of the Plant Sales at the OHCC Flea Market. Ellen Nelson, Outside Tour Chair, is organizing a trip to the Temecula Olive Oil Farm. Finally, don’t forget to sign up to attend the Holiday Paella Luncheon that will be held Wednesday, December 11.

GARDENING NEWS by Melvina Terry

November is prune and cleanup month. If you didn’t get your pruning done in October, be sure you get it done this month. Keep all leaves raked up as this is where the creepy-crawlies will reproduce over the winter months. It is bulb planting time, plant more ranunculus to extend your bloom period; plant cyclamen in shade areas and plant snow drops, crocus, anemones and muscari in plastic vegetable baskets (the kind you get cherry tomatoes in) to keep them from sinking and rotting out. If you label your bulbs, it will alert you from accidently digging up bulbs out of season. It is also time to plant tulips, daffodils, narcissi, fritillaria, lily, allium and Dutch iris. These bulbs should be planted 5 to 7 inches deep, depending on their size. Rule of thumb: the bigger the bulb, the deeper you plant. Do not grow tulip bulbs year after year in the same place. Sooner or later, they may be attacked with a fungus disease called fire blight. Either change the soil or location. In other words, follow the principle of crop rotation. No other types of plants will give the gardener more beauty, or a wider range of variety, color and flowering time than bulbs. They will produce flowers of incredible colors from one end of the grow-

ing season to the next. Nothing else will reward you with so much pleasure for so little effort. Color and time of bloom are the two most important elements to consider when planting. Good soil preparation is the first step to success. Make sure that the soil is loose and porous. In our soil, this means lots of perlite or vermiculite. Well-drained soil is a must or bulbs will rot. Work a bulb nutrient such as Bulb Booster into the soil. The spacing of bulbs depends largely on the effect that you are trying to achieve. In my opinion, the most effective planting technique is to plant most bulbs in clumps rather than lined up in rows. Space bulbs according to color, with the softer colors in the front and the more vibrant in the background. Group bulbs according to height and in a sequential bloom pattern for a long-lasting show of color.


Believe it or not, that time of the year is around the corner…our annual Ladies Holiday Luncheon. It will be on December 18 and the cost will be $25, and this year we have a fun will be at Shadowridge Country Club with wonderful food and wonderful entertainment. We will have Mama Lyn and her quartet singing and playing holiday songs, together with a sing along. We will be honoring our Aces of the month and announce the Ace of the year. Reservations can be made starting November 1 and this will also be different. You should drop your check off at the Front Desk. Please put your choice of meal on the memo line. The choices will be classic Cobb salad, salmon and spinach salad, and vegetarian pasta primavera. There will be complimentary champagne and a no host bar at 11:15 am and lunch will be at 11:45 am. If you have a group, gather your checks and drop them off at the

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same time. Singles, of course will be accommodated. There will be tables of ten. Any questions, call Val Davis at 760-732-3828. The November Touring Amateurs will be Monday, November 18 at the Lawrence Welk Fountains Course. The cost is $35 including cart, and your money and team names should be at the Demarest’s home by November 11. The sponsor this month is Walgreens Drugs on Cannon Road. The Demarest thank you for your support and look forward to 2014. And we thank them for all their hard work We are finished with special tournaments and Guys and Dolls for the year. Marilyn Vetlesen would like to thank all the people who have put in so much time to make all these tournaments happen. A special thanks to Jack Collar, our faithful starter, and Bobbie and Dan Elexon for their continuing work at the bar. And of course, thank you Marilyn, for all your hard work. Our first Guys and Dolls for 2014 will be in February. And thank you all for reading this column; it’s nice to know there are people out there.


Thanksgiving is almost here. Speaking of thanks, our four volunteers appreciate your smiles and thanks for delivering or picking up medical assistance equipment. We make two to three deliveries each week. The letter we received last month calling us angels made us feel like we are doing some good in the community, thanks for your support. Helping Hands maintains an inventory of wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and shower chairs for temporary use by people living in Ocean Hills Country Club. We can use additional equipment, please check your storage areas for medical assistance items that you are no longer using. You can help a neighbor in OHCC by donating your equipment to Helping Hands. One of the volunteers listed below will pick up or deliver items at no cost to you. Larry Bowers 760-639-1989 Tim Wilbur 760-639-5221 Jack Collar 760-598-0580 Dan Mathews 760-724-2744

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ANNUAL 2013 MEETING will be held November 9 at 10 am in the Mykonos Room. We will be voting for 2 new Board Officers (Vice President and Secretary). The Kennel Klub Board decided that we need to change the name of the Club to make it all pet inclusive. Names were submitted from members and Ellen Kippel, President, e-mailed names to members to choose a name that they thought would represent the Club best. If you haven’t voted yet, please e-mail or call Ellen with your choice ( or 760-305-7114). CAT CONNECTION GET TOGETHER was held on the Lanai, Wednesday, October 10 and was coordinated by Colleen McCall and Ed Farley. This was a well-attended party by Cat owners and Cat lovers in OHCC. Some cat owners brought pictures of their cat(s) and some owners had pictures of their cat(s) on their I-pads. Colleen thanked Bill and Ann GAW for maintaining and updating the list of cat owners in OHCC. Colleen also encouraged previous members and new members to sign up to exchange cat sitting with each other. Several cat owners are using mobile Veterinarians that come out to the house because it seems less stressful for the cat(s). Patti and Robert Rice were looking forward to a new addition of a cat to their household. Best Wishes to all three! REMEMBER - FREEDOM DOGS still need donations to train dogs to pair up with Wounded Warriors. Make checks out to FREEDOM DOGS and drop off in Sunny Frowein’s tube at 4977 Poseidon or call Sunny to come pick it up at 760-630-6304. S.D. HUMANE SOCIETY needs donations of the following: Cardboard boxes, Blankets, Sheets, Towels and Toys. Call Gina Dillon at 760-505-8637. Gina volunteers at the Humane Society and has volunteered to be the point person for collecting these items.


We want you to know how much we appreciate all your donations. Thank you. However, we are running out of shelf space, so will no longer be able to accept hardbound books that were published more than five years ago. We still want all the paperbacks we can get as well as biographies. Our biography section is almost depleted so, please, if you’ve borrowed one return it as soon as you’ve finished reading it. Others are waiting.

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The magazines on the coffee table are yours for the taking, and they’re all donated by residents. Again, because it’s just a coffee table and not a big one at that we’d appreciate donations that are no more than two months old. Thank you for your consideration. All of our volunteer librarians including our newest, Jean Hefler, thank all of you for your consideration and wish you a happy Thanksgiving.

NEW BOOK PURCHASES – OCTOBER 2013 TITLE, AUTHOR, CATEGORY THE BEAST, Faye Kellerman, Fic THE BLOSSOM SISTERS, Fern Michaels, Fic THE DAUGHTERS OF MARS, Thomas Keneally, Fic DEATH ANGEL, Linda Fairstein, Fic ELEVEN RINGS, Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty, Non-Fic THE EYE OF GOD, James Rollins, Fic THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND, Jojo Moyes, Fic IF YOU WERE HERE, Alafair Burke, Fic THE KILL LIST, Frederick Forsyth, Fic THE LAST WITNESS, W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth, IV, Fic LOYALTY, Ingrid Thoft, Fic A PLACE AT THE TABLE, Susan Rebecca White, Fic PLEASE DON’T TELL, Elizabeth Adler, Fic ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM, Debbie Macomber, Fic A TAP ON THE WINDOW, Linwood Barclay, Fic W IS FOR WASTED, Sue Grafton, Fic WAVE, Sonali Deraniyagala, Non-Fic WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD, Susan Crandall, Fic THE BLOSSOM SISTERS, Fern Michaels, LP BOMB SHELL, Catherine Coulter, LP


ABBA-Mania is sold out! There is a waiting list at the Front Desk so in case there are tickets that are not being used, please put your name on the waiting list. The first day of ticket sales set a record and the OHSPA Board thanks all of you for purchasing tickets. You are helping to “Keep OHSPA Alive.” We are working on the 2014 shows and will keep you posted when the contracts are signed. In case you might want to mark your calendars now

so your travel plans do not get in the way, the show dates are: February 8, 2014, May 3, 2014 and October 25, 2014. We can hardly wait for the ABBA-Mania show and we know that you will want to be on your feet dancing! The board members are doing all of the work necessary for the preparation of their arrival on THE Saturday morning so everything will run smoothly. We are looking forward to seeing you at curtain time!


The November meeting of the Photography Club will be Thursday, November 21, at 1 pm in the Ladies Club Room. The program for the meeting will be a discussion of how the Field trip to the Botanic Garden went for individuals, including positive aspects and unexpected problems with photo gear. In addition, selected photos taken by photographers on the shoot will be reviewed by means of a slide show to be shown on the large, HiDef TV. Here is an opportunity to see the photographic work of your fellow Club members, learn new techniques, plus experience a close-up tour of our neighboring San Diego Botanic Gardens. Congratulations to the photographers who entered the “Entrances” exhibit to be hung in the corridor near the Computer Lab and whose work was selected. These winners are Joe Ashby, Joan Comito, Bud DeMaris, Joe Erbs, Allan Jacoby, Gail Kashare, David Key, and Ernie Pick. The Photography Club Board wishes to sincerely thank the fifteen members who went to the effort and expense to submit 78 entries. That enthusiastic participation will help make this exhibit an outstanding success. Bud DeMaris will be in the Computer/Photo Lab on Thursday, November 21, from 3 pm until 5 pm for

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very excited – more excited than you’ve ever seen them when they had their clothes on. Then the residents won the second game, and it was time for the tie breaker. Both sides played well in a close game, but the residents finally won the decisive game 2118. Both sides then adjourned to the patio for pizza and cold drinks, kindly provided by PCM. And “that’s the contest that was.” On a glorious Thursday, October 10, the last pickleball tournament of the year was held by Herb Livsey and Dannica Wood, with 42 players participating and an additional 23 supporters for lunch. Four groups competed against one another according to a play matrix, with the goal being to play each There were over 70 people at the pool game with different players, and also against differon September 18 for the Residents/Staff ent players. First, second, and third-place winners of Water Volleyball Match. Both the spectators and the the “Big Sky Novice” group were Deborah Goldwasplayers had a great time on this sunny afternoon.  ser, Lynn Montjoy, and Sharon Olsen, respectively. The first 5 games were between “mixed teams” with Winners of the “Big West Intermediate” group were some residents and some staff on each side.  Then Suchiko Okada, Judy Gagnon, and Karen Kinney. came the much-anticipated highlight: the “Scanti“Mountain West Intermediate” group prizes went to ly Clad Staff” vs. the “Antediluvian Residents.” The David Levine, Karin Walton, and John Vinkenbrink. staff won the first game (somehow), and they got


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And finally, winners of the “Pac 12 Aggressive” group were Al Harruff, Mike Ball, and Fred Peppe. All winners took home beautiful Nike Dry-fit shirts donated to our Club by Nike themselves. Thank you Nike! The well-received Ohana Hawaiian BBQ lunch following tournament play was organized by Sondra Peppe with assistance from Fred Peppe, Deborah Machnick, Diane Bellerive, and Joan McAlister. Thanks go out to our scorekeepers Charline Kenney, Joan Gross, Harrison Frank and Debi and Grady Machnick---and to all others who helped us set up, clean up, and make this yet another fun and successful event on our Racquet Club calendar! Ocean Hills is “pickleball heaven” to many who live here, including athletes who could no longer play tennis, and non-athletes who never thought they could play anything! A fun game, great competitors, and a beautiful venue! It doesn’t get any better than this! A paddle tennis social is planned for November 19, with Harrison Frank and Marcia Haenle heading up the event. Also, tickets went on sale for the annual Sailing and Racquet Clubs’ 2013 Holiday Party to be held on December 14. “The Decades” will entertain and the dinner will be catered by The Village Kitchen and Pie Shop. This is usually a sold-out event, so if you don’t have your tickets, check with the Front Desk on availability. Finally, come on down to see the Water Volleyball Tournament at 2 pm on Friday, November 1. Four teams will contest the two semi-final matches, with those winners fighting it out in the Grand Finale. The bleacher seats are FREE…well, OK, all the seats are free. It’s a lot of fun—we hope to see you there. Don’t forget–you can find all Racquet Club information and photos at our website:


At the October meeting, the Sailing Club elected as its officers for 2014: Commodore, Allan Poulutzian; Vice Commodore, Bob Kopolow; Secretary, Bill Smith; Treasurer, Evy Sanfilippo; Fleet Captain, Forrest Newburg. The new officers will take over their responsibilities at the January meeting. Vice-Commodore Allan Poulutzian discussed the annual Sailing Club – Racquet Club Holiday Party, for which the Sailing Club is the host this year. The date will be Saturday, December 14 in Abravanel Hall. As usual, it will be an opportunity to dress up (black tie optional), and cost will be $40 per person for club members and $45 per person for non40 Ocean Hills Country Club Newsletter • November 2013

members. Ticket sales began in mid-October. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, purchase them soon, because this event always sells out. Allan also announced that a Catalina trip was planned for October 22-24, 2014, and asked for a volunteer to organize it. If you were not at the meeting and would be interested, please contact Allan. Commodore Kopolow presented an exciting video with highlights of the 34th America’s Cup race which took place in September. The New Zealand sailboat was ahead 8 races to 1 and it only took 9 races to win the cup when the American boat won 8 races in a row to take the Cup once more. It was the biggest comeback in sport’s history! What an exciting series of races! While the pace of activities will slow down in the fall, there will still be opportunities for day sails. The best way to sign up is to attend the monthly meetings and sign up at the meeting. If you miss the meeting, check either the Club website or the Sailing Club folder at the Front Desk to see which captain is taking out a boat, and on which date. The Sailing Club website contains a link that informs users about future sails and allows you to sign up or add your name to the waiting list. If the boat is not full, add your name to the list and put a check for $45 in the check envelope to be added to the sail. Priority goes to those who place their checks in the Sailing Club envelope earliest. Join us at our next meeting on November 5 to enjoy delicious snacks and drinks, and to sign up for upcoming sails. Refreshments are served at 7 pm and the business meeting begins at 7:30 pm.

SEWING, ETC. Meeting Times: lst Thursday: 9:30 am Business Meeting 2nd Thursday: 9:30 am own projects 3rd Thursday: 9:30 am sewing or craft 4th Thursday: 9:30 am sewing or craft Every Tuesday afternoon: 1-3 pm Beading Tuesday Evenings: 6-8 pm Informal Meetings Every Friday: 11 am-1 pm Card Making, 1-3 pm Quilting 2nd Saturday: 9 am-5 pm Serious Sewing Our schedule of opportunities just keeps getting longer; we have such a talented group. The two new events I talked about last month, the Friday Card Making and Saturday Sewing are both successful and their schedules have firmed up. Card mak-

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ing with Barbara Roe is held in the Mykonos Room from 11 am to1 pm every Friday. The 1st and 3rd are classes and the 2nd and 4th are for working on your own projects; perhaps practicing what you learned in the classes. The Saturday “Sew-In” had a good group working on their own projects. Seven machines and an ironing station were set up and the big table had all kinds of projects laid out. There are pictures on the website under the September Minutes heading. I could see the day was used to finish Club projects that were taking more than one day. October’s Show and Tell had a fashion show featuring the sweatshirt jackets. It is always interesting to see what a difference color and pattern choices make. We also had samples of the poinsettia table runner and what can be done with the cradle quilts. The quilts and cradles were almost intimidating; they were so beautiful. Lucky little girls will be getting them this December. The November projects are not quite firmed up at this time so you will need to come to the November 7 meeting to find out what we are making in No-

vember. Possible projects are the decorated plates we made last year and a tree napkin. The plates were a huge success; many of us have given them away as gifts and so need to make more. Check out the Sewing Room. The window coverings are up and a “design wall” is being worked on. Remember the website www.ohccsewingclub. com? It has pictures of our projects, show and tell and the sewing sessions. Can’t remember someone’s name? There are member portraits to help. See you in November.


It is November and time for our traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. Once again we are inviting all members of the community to join us for a festive Thanksgiving evening. Join us on Monday, November 18, at 6:30 pm in Abravanel Hall for this very enjoyable evening. Our dinner, catered by Bobby’s Hideaway, will include all the delicious Thanksgiving traditions. We’ll have a garden salad, roast turkey with all the

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trimmings, as well as pumpkin or apple pie for dessert. Or you can choose an entree of fresh vegetables with penne pasta in a tomato cream sauce. This is a sit down dinner, with full table service. This is a BYOB event; we will have apple cider, coffee, and tea And the cost is just $24 for members and $27 for non-members. Reservations are a must for this event, and the deadline for signing up is Wednesday, November 13. Place your checks in the Solos envelope at the Front Desk, and don’t forget to indicate your choice of entrée, if your check is not marked you will be served turkey. For all the details, including the full menu, check out the flyer on the Clubhouse bulletin board as well as your Solos Scene, and encourage your friends and neighbors to join you for the evening. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

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The Senior Fitness Club meets Tuesdays at 1 pm and Thursdays at 11 am in Abravanel Hall. The annual dues are $5 and the class fee is $3 per class. The classes consist of low-impact exercise, including balance and coordination, flexibility and range of motion, stretching and strengthening. Come on down and join us! Instructor, Carl Grubbs, is a Senior Fitness Coach who has taught Senior Fitness classes at OHCC and other locations for over 12 years. He has won numerous medals in the Senior Olympics.


What fun we had at the October meeting being entertained by Jeff Johnson. His renditions of songs by Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, and others brought back many memories and had us tapping our feet and clapping our hands!

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At this writing, we are busily preparing for our production of Potpourri, which features several one act plays and musical performances. We greatly appreciate the hard work and contributions of all of our actors, playreaders, musicians, directors, producers, stage managers, costumers, set designers and builders, and property masters, etc., and, of course, AV! We know that you all enjoyed our efforts. Our special featured performers for November, to help usher in the holiday season, are the San Diego Harmony Bell Ringers. They will be performing on Sunday evening, November 3, at 7 pm in Abravanel Hall. We hope that all of our members will be there to enjoy the festivities. Please note: due to the Bell Ringers’ schedule, this meeting will be on Sunday evening, instead of Monday evening. On November 12, we will be holding a special meeting for members from noon to 2 pm in the Clubhouse to discuss programming for the New Year. We want to hear your ideas and suggestions for guests for our Perform Meetings. What types of performances do you enjoy; musical groups, singers,

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instrumental music, comedies, skits, etc.? We would love your input on specific plays that you have enjoyed that we could possibly perform for our Fall and Spring productions. Please put the date on your calendar, and plan to join us. Our Holiday Party on Monday evening, December 2, will be a Polynesian Paradise! Wonderful exotic food from Bobby’s Hideaway is promised, with entertainment and dancing. More details to follow... hold the date! Watch for emails and flyers!


We will not be meeting on our regular 2nd Monday of the Month for November. Instead, we are having our Annual Birthday Bash & Installation Banquet on Friday, November 15 at 6 pm--$25 members, $35 for guests. This year we are celebrating birthstones. Entrée choices are Mahi Mahi, Stuffed Chicken Breast, or Steak Diane. See detailed flyer at the Clubhouse for sign-ups. Due to popular demand, in October we headed to “Little Italy” and the Gondola Tour for the sec-

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ond time. Anthony Davi, our guide, was beyond everyone’s expectations with his historic tour of the area. Everyone had headsets so it was easy to listen to his every word. After a leisurely stroll, we stopped at Zucchero’s Café for a great Panini lunch. Then we were off to Coronado Island to enjoy a lovely gondola ride around the Coronado Cays. It was like being in Italy without the hassle of flying or the expense. December 8, Mission Inn Brunch and Tour - $100 - Wait List Only! December 17, San Diego Holiday Lights - $54 This also is a repeat trip but very popular. The little evening adventure will take us to all the great holiday displays in the San Diego area and the Coronado Del. We’ll stop for a quick dinner at the Hometown Buffett in Santee before heading out in the comfort of our bus to get us into the holiday spirit. ~~2014~~ January 31, Matinee, Palm Springs Follies, “The Last Hurrah”, - $100 - We have filled two buses. Wait List Only! April 12, Matinee, “Mamma Mia” at the Seger-

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strom Center for the Arts - $115 - This will be a delightful afternoon enjoying the ultimate feel-good show. Prior to the show we will stop at South Coast Plaza for lunch on your own at any of the restaurants of your choice. 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.


“A TRIBUTE TO OKLAHOMA!”---The State with “Plenty of Heart and Plenty of Hope,”--on September 29 was a huge success. We’ve received many compliments about the show---its music, the dancing, and even the costumes. We want to thank all of you for your support of our production. We had a lively cast party at the home of Sharon and Clair Lair and were able to debrief about the show and relax after such hard work.

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We would like to give a special thanks to the audio-visual volunteers. They worked hard to assure we had a smooth running show. Our Club has written a check for $1,700 and presented it to Donna Russell for the Ocean Hills Society of Performing Arts (OHSPA). We were proud to be able to help continue this wonderful program in our community. We are now working on our show for June, 2014. It will be another wonderful performance, I’m sure! Remember, if you love to dance, come and watch a class of tap, jazz, theater dance, belly, or Hawaiian. We welcome new dancers! If you have any question about the classes, please call Rona Cole at 760295-4299.


With thoughts of Thanksgiving in the air and visions of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find a way to enjoy it all and not be concerned with extra pounds? We have the answer---LINE DANCING. It is a fun, energetic way to get exercise while enjoying yourself. Mondays from 12:30 pm to 2 pm continue to be

the time for the Level 1 class and Tuesdays from 10:30 am to 12 pm is the time for the Level 2 class. Christine Alesiani is the instructor and these classes are $5 a session. Our own Betty Heyer, an Ocean Hills resident, teaches a review class on Mondays from 2 pm to 3:30 pm and there is no charge for this class. Plans are under way for our Holiday Party on December 9 in Abravanel Hall. Francis Ainis, the Club’s Sunshine Lady, is available by phone 760-945-0969 should you know of a member who would benefit from receipt of a card of good wishes from the Club. Direct any questions you might have about Line Dancing to our president, Grace Spencer, at 760295-2853.


Can you believe this year is almost coming to an end? It has been a whirlwind of wonderful activities that we have been able to enjoy this year in the Village. Our Graduation has moved to November 6 as Abravanel Hall was dark on the previously scheduled date of October 23. The new graduates will

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Casting all parts for “Angel Dust,” an exciting play commemorating OHCC’s 30th Anniversary. Casting 30 characters: 7 major speaking parts; 9 minor speaking parts; and 14 non-speaking parts. Two female and one male part require both singing and acting

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Actors and Singers November 5 — Singers Only November 14 — Actors Only Where: Men’s Clubroom at the Clubhouse Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More Info: email Cast must be available for rehearsals beginning in January; dress rehearsals beginning April 17; and actual performance dates April 27-27, 2014. *The dialog to be used for auditions will be available at the Clubhouse Front Desk on November 7. 48 Ocean Hills Country Club Newsletter • November 2013

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be Patricia Burke, Susan Goodyear, Fred Goodyear, Marge Broderick, Val Davis, Dawn Edwards, Gary Forsberg, Jerry Gayvert, Valdene Ramus, Mary Ross, and Susan Shaw. As graduates they are now encouraged to come to all the Club activities, and dances. Welcome! We will also be voting for our new Board member Nominees November 6. Our nominees are as follows: Presidents — Steve and Marcia Ward, Vice-Presidents — Hal and Nancy Bolton, Secretaries- — Patti Rice, and Pat Burke, Treasurer — Wanda Giuliano, Assistants to the Board — Bill and Marlene Nupp, Party Chair — Ed Olson, Sunshine — Ellen Kippel, Hospitality — Marsha Fischer. The Club Holiday party is on December 11 at 6:30 pm in the Hall. It will be catered by Bobby’s Hideaway, and is always great fun. The cost per person will be announced sometime before then at class and at the Club dances. We will also be installing our new officers at this party. We would like to encourage anyone with questions or concerns about our Club, TO GO TO THE

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BOARD MEMBERS FOR THE ANSWERS. It is our responsibility to you, to have the answers, or find them. We want to make our Club work the best it can for you. Also all Club members are invited to the Club meetings to view how it works, and to offer suggestions.  


The Veterans Club of Ocean Hills invites you to join family, friends and neighbors as we celebrate Veterans’ Day on Monday, November 11 at 11 am in Abravanel Hall. Doors will open at 10:30 am. This day was set aside to honor our military and the job they have done to keep our nation “home of the free and home of the brave.” It is a time set aside to show our appreciation and to give thanks from a grateful nation to these brave men and women for their service and often great sacrifice. This year we will be thanking all of our veterans and we are so proud to have all of you in our Village. We will be highlighting our Vietnam Veterans. We have lots of men and women in our Village who served during Vietnam. One does not have to have been in Vietnam to qualify…only in service during the time. Our guest speaker will tell us about his experiences as a leader in charge of a Special Forces (Green Berets) unit on the ground in Vietnam as well as Cambodia and Laos. We will also have the Marine Corps Color Guard, the Rancho Buena Vista High School Wind Ensemble, our own Honor Guard and other surprises! Refreshments will be served by the Recreation Department on the Palm Court after the program. Bring your family, friends and neighbors as we honor all of our Village Veterans. If you need transportation, please call Donna Russell at 760-945-5558 for arrangements. PLEASE REMEMBER TO FLY OUR AMERICAN FLAG ON THIS SPECIAL DAY! If you need a replacement or a kit, please call Tom Brennan at 760842-1470.


Save the date: Annual holiday party and presentation of 2014 board, Tuesday, December 10, 4 pm in Abravanel Hall. Look for Flyer and Email blast with details. Here comes November and that means Thanksgiving. This month we have a couple of hikes that

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will hopefully have walkers and hikers thankful that they are members. If you aren’t a member and would like to give us a try, perspective members are always welcome. The first hike this month will be on Thursday, November 7. We will be going to Black Mountain Park to hike the Lusardi Creek Loop Trail. This hike will be in a creek bottom so there won’t be a lot of elevation gain. It is about 6 miles long which is why it is rated as moderate. Those that don’t want to hike that far can treat it as an out and back going out as far as they are comfortable then returning to the trailhead the same way that they came. Lunch after the hike will be at the Elephant Bar in Poway. The second hike will be on Friday, November 22 out on Daley Ranch in the southern part of the preserve. Daley Ranch is a very large nature preserve with hills, meadows, streams and ponds. We will be hiking a loop hitting the Creek Crossing Trail, the East Ridge Trail, Coyote Run, Diamond Back Trail, Sage Trail the Jack Creek Meadow Loop Trail, a little more of the East Ridge Trail, the Middle Pond Trail, and finishing off on the Ranch House Trail. The full loop trail length is 4 miles long with some hills. We will be going to Charlie’s Restaurant in Escondido after the hike. If you decide to join us for a hike, for personal comfort, don’t forget to bring water, good sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and a hat on any of our hikes. All of our hikes start at the Overflow Parking Lot where we meet at 8:30 am and carpool to the trailhead. Remember to help out the driver with some gas money if you are in a carpool. If you would like more details on any of our hikes or on the Club, please call Jack Shabel at 760-8428858. See you on the trails.


Christmas is just around the corner and it is time to remind all your friends to donate toys to Camp Pendleton Marine families. The Woodchuck toys will go on display starting Monday, November 25. This is a very important time of the year to make kids happy and show their parents that we are very concerned seniors. The flea market ran very smoothly and a lot of old goodies went flying out the front door. The hot

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dogs were really great thanks to Kathy Moskovitz and her team of gourmet chefs, Bill and Jones, Bob Nelke, Rick Thatcher, Jo Wichary, Patty and Murph Haugen, and Lois Webster. The Ukulele Music Group with our own Bill Smith provided great music on the patio while everybody ate hot dogs. Woodchuck president Larry Bowers wishes to thank the following for their help. George Bush, Gary Webb, Bob Allen, Ron Stodgill, Aaron Sugar, Dennis Lady,  Ron Del Principe, Frank Proscal and Bob Mellman. A most important thank you to Chris and Louise for all their help. There will be a meeting in December to elect officers and talk about future plans for next year. All nominations should be directed to Larry Bowers. You can call or leave a message on his machine. It is even OK to nominate yourself. It has been a busy year and maybe things will calm down a bit in the future. The remodeling took quite a bit of time but it is over so go and enjoy the shop.                               


Blintzes, Kugel, Ruglah, Bagels, Lox, White Fish and Carrot-Raisin Salad at the Stage Deli in New York City OR Cantor’s in Los Angeles? NO! You won’t have to travel that far to enjoy all of those delectable delicacies because the Yiddish Club will be serving all of these tantalizing morsels at our annual winter “Festival” on Sunday, December 8 at 10:30 am in Abravanel Hall. In addition, you will be entertained by Cantorial Soloist Larry Kornit who is presently the Chazan at Congregation B’Nai Tikvah. You should have received a detailed flier regarding this function in your mail tube. If you haven’t already done so, please submit your table request and check for $25 per person, ($30 for non-members) to the Front Desk as soon as possible. Cutoff date is November 22. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Gerber at 760-941-2596. If you need a ride to any of our programs, please contact Don Kent at 760-216-6235.

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Chris Bessey, Managing Editor Sandy Fiore, Administrative Assistant Louise Ries, Event Coordinator Denise McClenaghan, Front Desk Receptionist Kathy Murdock, Office Manager, HOA

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Publication by the HOA and Recreation Department of the Ocean Hills Country Club of Oceanside, California