2020 Donation Presentations

Filipino Association of Leisure World Donation to GAF 2020 02/26

Carole Damoci, President of Golden Age Foundation graciously accepted donation of $1,000 from Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) officers.

Photo from L to R:, Ed Bolos, Chairman of Board; Eileen Merritt, Vice President; Carole Damoci, GAF President; Ric Dizon, past President. 

FALW was established in August 2009. The mission was to build a better relationship in a diverse community. It is a non-profit charitable organization geared to support the needs of the Leisure World community. The main objective is to help Golden Age Foundation programs in assisting the needs of the community. At present, there are 63 paid and active members of the association. To be a member, you must be a bona fide resident of Leisure World. FALW have two fundraising events in a year, Annual Luau-Dinner Dance in September and Valentines Ball in February. FALW support and host the annual picnic for all veterans residing in Leisure World. They sponsored a Health and Medical Mission after the worst weather calamity in the Philippines in 2014. FALW renounces violence as an instrument of organizational policy and adhere to a policy of peace, justice, freedom, cooperation and unity with all organizations and individuals.

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Korean American Association Donates to Golden Age Foundation 2020 11/19

From L to R: Yong Pyun, Chairman of Board; Sharon Hwang, VP; Anna Derby, President of GAF; Won S. Ryu, Treasurer; Wook J. Cho, President of KAA

 Yong Pyun, Chairman of Board; Sharon Hwang, VP; Anna Derby, President of GAF; Won S. Ryu, Treasurer; Wook J. Cho, President of KAA

Korean American Association (KAA)  presented their annual donation to Golden Age Foundation with $1,000. The KAA has been a consistent donor since 2015 when they formed their organization to foster Korean cultural activities. 

Since the Covid 19 hit, just about everyone in this community and country, it has been a very difficult to expect any donation from this community organization. 

Golden Age Foundation appreciates their generosity to support the special programs GAF has been doing since the pandemic to help shareholders who are in need.

The Korean American Association (KAA) of Leisure World Seal Beach welcomes all residents to participate in their activities. The purpose of the KAA is to promote fellowship, create and foster Korean cultural activities, promote the principles of good citizenship and  encourage community services.

The KAA was established in May 2016. As of September 2020, over 450 residents with Korean ethnic background have registered as members.  

The KAA meets quarterly, in March, June, September and December, but due to Covid 19, the meetings have been cancelled and they are keeping in touch with members by monthly KAA newsletter, phone calls and emails. 

 For more information regarding KAA, call Won S. Ryu at (714) 982-7793.

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GAF Graciously Accepts Annual Donation from Seal Beach Sa-Rang Church 2020 11/19

Seal Beach Sa-Rang Church has been a consistent donor since its inception and GAF appreciates their contribution, especially in this pandemic.

The Seal Beach Sa-rang Church observed the 17th anniversary of the founding of the church. The congregation of about 100 members is served by the team of 5 retired pastors of diverse backgrounds – Assembly of God, Methodist and Presbyterian. 

The team leader is Rev. Kyo Min Soh and it is truly an inter-denominational church. The pastors are voluntary and not compensated for their care and services.  They take turns in preaching, bible studies and presiding.

The Seal Beach Sa-Rang church has been meeting in Room 2 of CH 3 since its inception. For the past seven years under the leadership of Rev. Kyo Min Soh the congregation has  been steadily growing and the church has been relocated to the Lobby at the beginning of November 2017.  

Worship Service: Every Sunday, in the Lobby of Clubhouse 3, 11:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study, Clubhouse 3, Room 2, 6:30 PM (Except 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 PM)

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Lita Lewis gets in the holiday spirit by giving back to her community 2020 11/30

Lita Lewis Presents donation to Anna Derby

Lita Lewis from Mutual 16 gave her annual donation to the Golden Age Foundation to spread some Christmas cheer. Lewis has been a volunteer for the hospitality program since its inception in 1999. She has taken a leadership role and kept things working in hospitality. During this time of uncertainty, Lewis continues her support through her donation and encouragement.

“We thank Lita for her generosity, her willingness to volunteer and her enthusiasm toward the GAF,” said GAF president Anna Derby. “It’s people like Lita who make all of the GAF programs continue to be successful.”