Tom Horvath, a young up-and-coming singing talent, originally from Chicago, will be the featured entertainer at the Golden Age Annual Dinner gala on October 15. This year’s dinner theme is “Broadway Showcase.” Three Board members heard Tom perform at a special spring event showcasing local talent and were very impressed with his great voice and energetic presence. In addition, he is both handsome and humble! Tom has a great repertoire of Broadway favorites that he will sing at the event.
Tickets go on sale on Monday, September 12 at the Hospitality Center in Clubhouse 6 from 10-11 a.m. weekdays. Tickets are $25 each or $200 for a table of 8. Tickets sell out quickly for this popular event. In addition to a delicious dinner and a special look at Golden Age accomplishments, this year’s event will include our first ever silent auction with some great prizes.
Hundreds of shareholders took advantage of the Golden Age sponsored shredding event outside Clubhouse 2 on Thursday, August 25. Several Golden Age Board members assisted residents with having their documents securely destroyed. Chairs were available for those waiting. If you shop at Ralphs on Seal Beach Blvd, please thank their manager for donating several cases of water. On a warm August morning, a bottle of water was much appreciated by all. Thanks go also to Charlie Kress construction, who contributed the funds to pay for this shredding event. We are grateful for his support.
Our August Board meeting will be tomorrow, August 24 at 2 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room (second floor of the Administration Building). All Golden Age Foundation members are invited to attend.
Please excuse the lack of an agenda – my computer crashed and I’m still recovering. Extra agendas will be available at the meeting.
The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Boeing Corporate Citizenship Fund. This fund is supported by Boeing employees who allocate a portion of their salaries to assist qualified charitable organizations. Lynn Baidack, a Golden Age Foundation Board member, recently retired from Boeing, While still employed, Lynn obtained an invitation for the Golden Age Foundation to apply for a grant from this fund.
The Council of Aging of Orange County assisted us in the grant writing process. After reviewing our application, Boeing representatives did a site visit here. They had never been inside Leisure World and were very impressed with our wonderful community.
The Boeing staff were also amazed that the GAF has no administrative costs, because volunteers staff the Foundation’s program. Funds donated by many generous shareholders are used to offer free programs for Leisure World residents, including the Hospitality Center, the Mobility Aids program, the Income Tax program, and the Council on Aging of Orange County HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy) program. The Golden Age Foundation, a charitable non-profit (501(c)3 organization, has been providing services in the Leisure World community since 1973. For more information about how to access Golden Age Foundation services, become a volunteer, or contribute financial support, call 562-431-9589 or visit our website at www.goldenagefdn.org