1 ROSSMOOR NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2008 WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA VOLUME 42, NO CENTS News photo by Mike DiCarlo Members of the Table Tennis Club attended the GRF Board s August meeting en masse, wearing red shirts, to show support for the club president s request to the Board for a new building. Table tennis players make case for new building at GRF meeting By Wilma Murray Staff writer A field of red formed the backdrop for the Aug. 28 regular meeting of the GRF Board. Donning red shirts in solidarity, members of the Table Tennis Club appeared before the Board to make their case for a new building. Stating with humor that the audience displayed either the greatest coincidence in the history of fashion or was there for a purpose, President Fred Barnes opened the podium to the first Residents Forum speaker, David Kwok, president of the Table Tennis Club. Kwok cited concerns over the phasing of the Creekside project, which would postpone building of the Social Center portion of the construction indefinitely. He said the club soon might have no place to play. The current quarters in modular buildings at Hillside would most likely not be allowed to remain for long after the city s permits run out next May. If there is no extension, where would the 184 members of the club go to play? The solution Kwok proposed would be a freestanding building constructed in the current site at Hillside, built to the same size specifications as the David Kwok modular unit. The estimated cost for this would be less than $500,000, he said. You do have an obligation to find a long-term solution for our group, Kwok told the Board. Treasurer s Report is on page 12 CEO Report is on page 13 Transfer fees Picking up the item of business introduced last month regarding membership transfer fees, Barnes recused himself from both discussion and vote based on an assumed perception of conflict of interest because his wife is a real estate agent. Vice President David Smith introduced the suggested revision for Policy , Membership Transfer Fee, stating that the intent of this revision is to make the rules for the transfer fees revert to close to what they were before the most recent policy change. That is, he said, with this revised policy, the required transfer fees would be paid by a resident upon moving in to Rossmoor, but not when moving again within Rossmoor. The policy states that a fixed fee would be paid on all transactions involving a manor resale with five stated exceptions that include purchasers who have been a member of GRF at any time within the 120-day period prior to the close of escrow; when title isjointly owned by a member and nonmember; when the title is transferred by gift or inheritance from a member to nonmember or when transferred from a nonmember owner to a member occupant (such as from children to resident parents); and where the title is transferred to a trust where the beneficiary is the one making the transfer. In his Finance Committee report, Chairman Walter Continued on page 10 Lions Hearing Seminar held this month By S.Y. Huang Club correspondent Loss of hearing due to aging is a debilitating experience for many Rossmoor residents. Apart from wearing hearing aids, there are other means available to help them cope with hearing loss or even deafness. One means is through the adoption of a hearing dog as a companion. The other is through the use of specialized telephone sets and accessories to facilitate telephone communications. Both means are available to eligible users free of charge. A hearing seminar dealing with these two topics, as well as an update of hearing aid technologies, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Gateway Fireside Room. The seminar is sponsored by the Rossmoor Lions Club as a Continued on page 9 Calendar of meetings for GRF 2009 budget Final vote on budget will be Sept. 25 A series of meetings have been set to reveal and discuss the draft fiscal year (FY) 2009 budget. The meetings include the following: Sept. 4: An informal community budget workshop held by staff on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Gateway. The workshop, led by GRF CEO Warren Salmons and Chief Financial Officer Rick Chakoff, is for any interested residents to review the proposed budget. Sept. 9 and 10: Joint Finance Committee and GRF Board budget meetings will be held on Sept. 9 and 10, both in the Fireside Room at 10 a.m. Sept. 23: The Finance Committee review and recommendation meeting is set for Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room at Gateway. Sept. 25: The GRF Board s final vote on adoption of the budget will be held at the regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 9 a.m. in Peacock Hall at Gateway. Enjoy beer and music at Recreation s Oktoberfest Featuring live music, German food The Recreation Department is always looking for an excuse to have a party, and a Oktoberfest-themed event will be the next reason for residents to come out and have some fun with their friends and neighbors. The event will be Friday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Gateway. The event will feature live music by the Bay Area s premier polka band, Big Lou s Polka Casserole. Big Lou, the accordion princess, began playing in the honkytonks of central Texas, eventually finding her way to the Bay Area where she currently resides. When she recorded Polka Casserole as a one-time-only project, it turned out to be so much fun making the first record that she decided to keep the band going. They adopted the album title as their name, and the rest is history. The group plays polkas of the world in a style unlike anyone else s. The six band members have played blues, jazz, country and just about any other style there is. They bring a little bit of all this diverse music to the polka table. Café Mocha catering will sell an Oktoberfest meal-deal package that will include bratwurst and franks with sauerkraut and condiments on the side, German potato salad, and apple strudel. Beer and root beer will be served at the event for free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at a discount price of $5 at the Excursion Desk at Gateway, or at the event for $6. This event is sponsored by the Recreation Department and is open to all residents and their guests. INSIDE THE NEWS Arts & Leisure , Arts and Leisure listing Bridge Calendar Classified Channel 28 TV Guide Clubs , 37, Dining Guide Health In Memoriam Maintenance Movies Op/Ed Columns Religion Residents Forum Sports Leonard Krauss honored. See page 5.
2 2 ROSSMOOR NEWS SEPTEMBER 3, 2008 Eagle Ridge to hold Visual Arts Exhibit Resident artists to display works Eagle Ridge s Community Information Committee will offer its second Visual Arts Exhibit on Monday, Sept. 8, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Gateway. The fi rst exhibit in January 2006 was a spectacular success, attracting more than 300 residents. There will be about 35 Eagle Ridge artists who will display a variety of works, including paintings, some of which have been award winners; photographs; needlepoint; counted cross-stitching; calligraphy; pottery; intaglio; sculpture; resident-authored books and articles; and other created artifacts. Tom Mader, Zida Levy and Pat Hines are co-chairing the exhibition. Other members of the committee who are assisting are Vickie Hipkiss, Jo Harberson, Ann Blaschka, Luita Recycle used eyeglasses Residents may recycle eyeglasses they no longer use in receptacles at the clubhouses or the white mailbox at Gateway. 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The committee has scheduled forums each year on a variety of topics relevant to life in Rossmoor. The committee decided two years ago that because a number of Mutual 68 residents were engaged in artistic pursuits, it would be worthwhile to put a spotlight on their efforts and accomplishments. In addition, providing artists an outlet for demonstrating their talents is an incentive for the artists to continue their creative attempts. The Visual Arts Exhibit will offer refreshments as well as music Shuey Avenue, Walnut Creek, California (off Bonanza Street at California Boulevard) Supervisor Uilkema presents event on elder financial abuse A free community event with an elder fi nancial abuse panel discussion will be presented by Supervisor Gayle B. Uilkema on Monday, Sept. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Fireside Room at Gateway. The panel of professionals will present the newest critical information on how to identify and avoid financial abuse. Being informed is the best protection from falling prey to abuse. Learn about the biggest mistakes seniors make and how they can protect themselves from all perpetrators, including scam artists, caregivers, and even family members. Prevention is the best approach and the easiest path to security. The three expert panelists will be Eloise Sotelo of the County s Adult Protective Services division; Virginia George, supervising attorney for the Elder Law Clinic at JFK University; and Jason Peck, prosecutor from the District Attorney s Office. The panelists will characterize elder financial abuse from their particular perspective, describe the obstacles they face in confronting the problem, and suggest improvements, solutions, or change they envision to meet the challenge of combating elder financial abuse. Educational materials will be available to attendees. For information, contact Priscilla Tudor in the Counseling Services Department at Rossmoor Fall Bazaar plans are under way The Fall Bazaar, co-sponsored by the Activities Council and the Recreation Department, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Fireside Room, Oak Room, and arts and crafts studios at Gateway from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Fall Bazaar is an opportunity for Rossmoor residents to sell handmade arts and craft items they have made themselves. This event is not for selling used or commercially manufactured items. Applications are now available at the Administration Desk at Gateway. Applications will be processed on a fi rst-come, fi rstserved basis. ROSSMOOR NEWS The Rossmoor News (927080), established April 15, 1965, is published every Wednesday, for a subscription rate of $45 per year, by the Golden Rain Foundation, 1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek, CA Periodical postage is paid in Walnut Creek, CA. 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3 ROSSMOOR NEWS SEPTEMBER 3, First Mutual dedicates new Barrett Park First Mutual dedicated its new view and picnic area, Barrett Park, on Aug. 22, at Golden Rain Road, Entry 6. In attendance were, from left, surrounding the bench in the photo, Mutual Vice President Jerry Priebat, Mutual President Nancy Turnier, News photos by Mike DiCarlo Landscape Manager Rich Perona, park sponsor Al Barrett, Mutual Secretary Mel Fredlund, Clyde and Dina Melamed, Lonnie Pannel and Ralph Stone. The estate of the late Lillian Barrett paid for the benches and tables in the new park. Community Club hosts author, council candidates forum Award-winning UC Berkeley professor Richard Muller will discuss his book Physics for Presidents at the Community Club meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m., in the Fireside Room at Gateway. Muller s well-reviewed book demystifies the science behind a series of pressing issues facing present and future world leaders as well as the general populace. He explains in plain language the science behind bombs and biological weapons; the fossil fuel crisis; nuclear energy and nuclear weapons; space technology including space weapons; and global warming. The book is a nontechnical rendition of his popular UC Berkeley course of the same name. The course has been described as science for non-science majors, and was voted by the student body to be the best class at Berkeley. Muller has won many awards, including a MacArthur Foundation genius prize, the Alan T. Waterman Award of the National Science Foundation and the Texas Instruments Founders Prize. He was named by Newsweek Magazine in 1989 as one of the top 25 innovators in the United States in all fields. And in 1999 he won the Distinguished Teacher Award at UC Berkeley. During the social hour, after his talk, residents will be able to buy his book at a discount price and he will sign copies of the book. Council candidates The Community Club will also have a special events meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m., in the Fireside Room to hear the views of Walnut Creek City Council candidates on issues such as parking, traffic congestion, housing construction, taxes and more. Anyone wishing to submit written questions for the forum should leave them in the Community Club box at Gateway. The Community Club has 635 members and hopes to reach 700 by December. Residents interested in joining the club may pick up a membership form at the meeting or in the club s Gateway slot. Annual dues are $15 a manor; dues at the present time are $7.50 per manor for the remaining months of the year. 24/7 TO AIRPORTS AND LOCAL NEW, CLEAN HYBRID VEHICLES, A/C NICE AND FRIENDLY DRIVERS (925) Licensed # CSG/Better Hearing Center where C ustomer S ervice is G uaranteed Licensed Audiologists on staff More than 40 years collective experience Multiple manufacturers & style choices available, including the Lyric by Insound In-house repairs and supplies Professional, reliable, friendly service to meet your hearing health care needs.
4 4 ROSSMOOR NEWS SEPTEMBER 3, 2008 Lions Club annual pancake breakfast returns Proceeds from event go to help sight and hearing impaired All Rossmoor residents are requested to reserve Saturday morning, Oct. 4, to attend the annual Lions Club pancake breakfast. Over the years, the annual breakfast has become a popular community-wide event that has attracted large crowds of Rossmoor residents, families and friends coming to enjoy a hearty meal and to socialize with their neighbors. This year, the pancake breakfast will again be served at the Gateway Fireside Room, from 7:30 until 11:30 a.m. For those guests who enjoy an aperitif, there will be a bar stand to serve fizzes, bloody Marys, and screwdrivers, as well a plain orange juice at modest prices. Then for $5, guests will be treated to a wholesome meal of whole-wheat pancakes, scrambled eggs, lean turkey ham, and a fruit-based treat served with coffee and tea. All the money donated will go to worthy causes, thanks to Cindy Gershen, owner of Sunrise Bistro, who has donated all the food and supplies for this year s breakfast as she had done for the last six years. The entire proceeds from the breakfast will be used to fund the many community services supported by the Lions Club, particularly those that help the sight and hearing impaired. Purchase tickets as soon as possible from any Lions Club member, call Irv Katuna at or him at For information call Rex Fraser at THE REUTLINGER COMMUNITY FOR JEWISH LIVING presents The World of Our Great-Grandparents: History of the Jews of Eastern Europe from the earliest times to 1900 Lions, from left, Rex Fraser, Norm Baskin, Manny Bruccoleri and Irv Katuna promote the annual pancake breakfast coming up in October. CERT training offered in Rossmoor Registration is under way for the next Rossmoor Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) series. Classes will be held on Oct. 29 and 30, Nov. 5 and 6, and Nov. 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at Hillside Clubhouse. All six classes are required as part of the CERT program. The goal of CERT is to teach people to help themselves and their community following a major disaster. In the event of emergency, CERT volunteers first check on their household and immediate neighbors, and then report to a pre-designated staging area to work together. CERT course topics include disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations, cert organization, disaster psychology and terrorism. CERT is offered through a partnership of the city of Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County Fire District and the County Office of Emergency Services. To register, call the CERT hotline at or To get the current news on Rossmoor events, tune in to TV Channel 28. It was here that Jewish culture rose to some of its greatest glories; here Jewish society suffered some of its greatest tragedies. Ken Blady, Jewish educator, will endeavor to portray life in Eastern Europe from its obscure beginnings to the mass migration to the New World in the late 19th century. Lectures in the Sunday Series: September pm- 3:15pm September pm- 3:15pm at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA For more information and to register for this free series call Carol Goldman Sukkat Shalom Skilled Nursing, Traditions Dementia Care and the Assisted Living area are home to 180 elders in the East Bay. Assistance & Companionship in the Comfort of Your Own Home with Tender Loving Care... Affordable Bonded and Insured Experienced Reliable Caring Excellent References 24 hours/day 7 days/week Permanent Temporary Live-In or Live-Out Member Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll Member of Better Business Bureau NO AGENCY FEES PRECIOUS HOME COMPANION Call Us For Free Assessment or (800) Visit us at Olympic Village, 2400 Olympic Blvd., Suite 9, Walnut Creek, CA Providing quality service since 1990
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6 6 ROSSMOOR NEWS SEPTEMBER 3, 2008 Republican Club will hear from County Recorder Stephen Weir The Rossmoor Republican Club s Program Committee was directed to find an experienced local political personality to be the speaker at the club s meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Fireside Room at Gateway. The search was successful when Contra Costa County Recorder Stephen Weir accepted the invitation. The evening s social time begins at 5:15 and dinner will be served at 6. Weir has spoken at three other Republican Club meetings. He graduated from UC Berkeley at the height of the free-speech movement. From 1973 through 1980, he became involved with local politics and served as a director of the Contra Costa Stephen Weir Water District. He served on the Concord City Council from 1980 to 1989, and served at the city s mayor in 1984 and He served on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and was chairman from 1991 to He was appointed to assume the responsibilities of county recorder in 1989, a position he has held for 19 years. He is currently president of the California Association of Clerks and Elected Officials. After his presentation, he will answer questions. Republican Club members are advised to watch for their monthly Republican Journal that contains the required reservation form. Members pay $24 and guests pay $26. The reservation deadline is Friday, Sept. 5. Mail checks and reservation form to 1708 Golden Rain Road No. 6, or call AARP s Driver Safety Program has openings for September classes The Driver Safety Program, the mature driver education course sponsored by AARP, will be offered in September in Rossmoor in conjunction with the Recreation Department. Students who have never taken the course must attend an eight-hour class in order to receive the certificate of completion needed for the mature driver auto insurance discount. The eight-hour class is offered over two Fridays, Sept. 19 and 26, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Students who have taken the course within the last four years can take a refresher course on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes will be held in Multipurpose Room 3 at Gateway. Class size is limited to 25 people. Pre-registration is required in person at the Administration Office at Gateway. Early registration is recommended as all previous classes have filled quickly. Because of the high demand, the classes are generally full by the Friday after the News comes out. The California State Insurance code states that all drivers age 55 and older who take the course will receive a discount on their auto insurance. Residents should call their own auto insurance agent to discuss specific discounts. The course fee is $10. Checks should be made payable to AARP and dated for the date of the class. Residents are encouraged to bring a snack to class. For information, call Tracy Laughlin at LAMP REPAIR Same Day Service (925) the finishing touch 1566 Palo Verdes Mall Pleasant Hill & Geary, W.C. Diablo Valley Optical at Rossmoor Now in the John Muir Out Patient Center!!! Insurance Large Frames Exceptional Pricing Senior Discount Single vision, Bifocals and Progressives Glasses for all uses, including golf and computers Visit us at 1220 Rossmoor Parkway Opposite the Pharmacy!!! Many years of professional experience. Can fill all prescriptions High quality products unique selection of Designer frames The latest technology Recommended by: Dr. J. Frederick Riedel, M.D. Dr. Joseph Wong, O.D.
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