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.
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 here
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 vote, and a little under half of you did. The voting went according to our bylaws.
the Gala I failed to say thank you to our Activity Leaders: to Jacky G. for her great work in communicating with new members and for leading our SUP
group; to Dick C. for leading our hikers and for being official
photographer at the Gala; to Annette M. for our urban walks and for accepting
the VP position; to Carl M. for his skiing leadership; to Odette R.
for our ethnic dinners; to Fred T., our biking leader, who we honored for
his ten years of service; and to all our wonderful volunteers for their
creative and arduous work on our behalf. I will end by saying that I had a
glorious time at Asilomar and Cambria.
Thanks to all,
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
December 11, Sunday, 4:00-7:00, Redondo Beach
Please join us for our annual holiday party at the same location in Redondo Beach as last season. Menu features chicken breast, tri-tip, vegetarian pasta, BBQ chopped salad, garlic mashed potatoes, freshly baked breadsticks, dessert, coffee and tea - catered again by Stonefire Grill. Bring your own beverages. The cost is $15 per person. Reservations requested by Saturday, December 3. For more information contact Audrey at events @ohgla.org.
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