ON THE HILL GANG LOS ANGELES (OHGLA)


A SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB 

FOR PEOPLE 50+


 SKIING, HIKING, BIKING, KAYAKING

AND MORE . . .

 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - FEBRUARY-APRIL 2017
.Summer is here! Go kayaking or standup paddle boarding guided by the most enthusiastic, inspiring ganger, Jacky G. Get on your bikes and feel the wind as you gaze at the blue ocean or the banks of the San Gabriel River. Have you ever done a CicLAvia? See our city in a most interesting way; always a fun, interesting event

Coming soon is a night out at the Hollywood Bowl thanks to Fred T. August 9th is our annual picnic, which will be partially catered. It is at a new beautiful location. 

On a slightly more serious note I have to say that I was disappointed by the tiny response to our “Free Lunch” Board meeting in May. You would have had a chance to see your board and all the activity leaders working so hard for all of us.  You could have added you comments, suggestions etc.  Planning for the picnic and Fall Gala has been going on for months. All activities are always planed far in advance. Carl M. has our winter ski trips ready to go!

Soon we will have elections and all of you will be able to participate in the decision whether or not to change our name from “Over” to “On”. You will have the board’s reasoning in detail with the next newsletter.

Have a great summer and PARTICIPATE in your club’s guidance. 
Al

Happy post-Gala to all Gangers. You have voted, and we are now the On the Hill Gang Los Angeles. I never lost faith that you would all vote—all 62 of you—but the vote went according to our Bylaws and it stands . 
I would like to thank again all our wonderful volunteers for their creative and arduous work on our behalves. Personally, I had a glorious time at Asilomar and Cambria—biking, hiking, touring and dining with my wonderful fellow Gangers. This letter is too short to thank and name each person as I tried to do at the Gala, so I will end hereHappy Holidays to all of my fellow On the Hill Gang members. On Sunday, December 11, over fifty of us gathered for our annual December party at Wanda Y.’s recreation room. What a boisterous fun-loving group we were. Conversation and libation flowed even though the hour was early. The food from Stonefire Grill was delicious and the leftovers were happily taken home in provided containers. Eight members won large, beautiful poinsettia centerpieces to take home to add to their holiday décor. There were several new members at the party, and we welcomed them all. Our club is growing, but there is room for many more, so spread the word. Special thanks to Audrey J. and her hard-working crew for making the party a wonderful success. As always, it takes several months of coordination to achieve this result. 

As  it is said, “Be careful what you wish for – it might come true!” Well, we skiers all wished for lots of snow at Mammoth, and January saw 20 feet of new powder, the most in its history for this month. Our wonderful ski activity leader Carl M. finally had to make a decision to cancel and reschedule. Those who were able to attend had a great time on wonderful packed powder. I am looking forward to the February 12 trip, as Carl has promised four days of sunshine. (Note: he didn’t promise “no wind.”)

Our club has many new members, and I extend a hearty welcome to them all. Because of our wonderful volunteers there is always “something for everyone.” I want to thank Ann R. for leading the tour at FIDM. It was well attended, interesting and fun.

Finally, soon we will be forming a nominating committee for some new officer and board member positions. You may be receiving a phone call or Email from me or another OHGLA volunteer regarding your interest in participating. I hope you will say “yes.” You will be mentored as needed and find it is fun and interesting.

So, see you “on the hill” or at another OHGLA event.

Thanks, President Al

I am writing this message on July 4, which is a bit early for the August-September newsletter. Sometimes necessity demands flexibility, even though by the time you read this I will have turned 77 and will be even less flexible than ever
Two weeks ago our members, along with four VCOTHG, enjoyed a wonderful Sunday social at the beautiful home of DB L. As always, great wine, appetizers and conversation prevailed. Thursday, July 2, thirty Gangers, led by ever-capable Fred T., enjoyed an incredible outing and picnic at the Hollywood Bowl. Smokey Robinson plus fireworks were outstanding. In a couple more weeks we will enjoy our annual picnic, and soon after an evening picnic and concert arranged by Gary C. 
Now, thinking of October, the Fall Gala has already been planned and all who attend will be rewarded with excellent food, entertainment and camaraderie. Finally, I predict that El Niño will strike in late September; so keep those legs strong for skiing. Thanks, A
ANNOUNCEMENTS
  2017 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS!!

It’s that time again - $35 per person

Due March 1 (include $10 late fee if postmarked after March 31).

 Click here to download renewal form

★ NEXT SIMPLY SOCIAL
Sunday, March 26, 3:00-6:00, Valley Village

You are invited to our next Simply Social at member DB L.'s home in Valley Village.  Bring something to drink and a snack to share and join us for fun, food, and conversation. We especially invite our newer members and guests to attend. Please Email RSVP to DB at events5@ohgla.org by Monday, March 20.

★ CAMP ROAD SCHOLAR WEST
May 15-20 14-19
NOTE: Program has been moved up one day to Sunday-Friday

Join members on this fun 5-night “summer camp” adventure in at a conference center in the Sierra foothills. Includes a week of horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, field trips, and more. Cost, including all meals, is $1,299 per person (exclusive of transportation).

Contact Joanne P. at
 events4@ohgla.org if you are interested. Attendees should sign up directly with Road Scholar ASAP.
Click here for more information.
★ HOLLYWOOD BOWL
Tony Bennett, Gustavo Dudamel & the LA Philharmonic
Saturday, July 15, 8:00
SORRY -SOLD OUT

After opening selections from Dudamel and the LA Phil, the ageless 90-year-old legend Tony Bennett joins them for three classic songs, followed by an intimate set with Tony and his jazz quartet. Witness history in the making!

Email Fred T. ASAP at biking@ohgla.org to reserve your ticket at $42 plus $2 for seat cushion. No fees at this time. You will be notified for payment in May. Picnic will precede at approximately 6:30 in Area 3. Details to follow.  

Contact Fred to be put on the wait list in the event of cancellations.
        
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