Wednesday, November 19, 2008

12:30 p.m.

Lavender Room, Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center

24932 Veterans Way

Mission Viejo, CA  92692




Call to Order


A regular meeting of the Senior Citizens Activities Committee was called to order at 12:35 p.m. by Vice Chairperson Steven Grossack.



Roll Call



Present:          Cherie De Beule

                        Arlene Eliezer

                        Gene Griffith

                        Lela Grossack

                        Steven Grossack

                        JoAnn Hayden

                        Albert Hsu

                        Greg Katmarian           

                        Lorraine Kobett

                        Victor Kobett


          Staff            Leslie McDonald, Management Analyst                                               


Guests:           Gloria Heer, Community Services Commissioner



Public Comments





Consent Calendar


1.               MV Committee Senior Citizens Activities Meeting Minutes –October 22, 2008


A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes.  The motion passed unanimously.


Old Business


2.             Newcomers Orientations 2009


Steven Grossack stated that today’s Newcomer Orientations went very well.  The attendees commented on how nice the tour was and were also impressed with the lunch.  Steven requested that the names and phone numbers of those that attend these orientations be typed and given to the host so that they have a legible copy from which they can follow up with the newcomers.


Dr. Hsu also mentioned that he can provide lists of new residents in Mission Viejo to the Committee if desired.


3.            Balloon Art Status


            Steven Grossack stated that he is the only Committee member that is still participating in the balloon art classes.  He will continue to study the art under Dr Hsu’s direction and hopes that they can find other seniors interested in joining the class.  Steven also said that he would discuss with Nancy ordering size 160 and 260 balloons and a larger pump.


4.            Santa’s Arrival – Cookie Walk


                Leslie stated that Nancy Herrmann is in need of volunteers for this event which takes place on November 30, 2008.  Committee members volunteered as follows:


            2:30 – 4:30 pm             Arlene Eliezer, Gene Griffith, Lela Grossack

            4:30 – 6:30 pm Lorraine Kobett, Victor Kobett, Gloria Heer


            Steven Grossack will be a story reader from 3:00 – 3:30 pm and then he and Greg Katmarian will assist Dr. Hsu with the balloon art for the remainder of the event.


5.            2009 Committee Elections (Chair & Vice Chair)


Steven Grossack requested nominations from the committee to fill the following vacant positions: Chairman & Vice Chairman.  A unanimous vote was carried to re-elect Les Cromwell and Steven Grossack as Chairman and Vice Chairman. 


6.            Golfing Proposal (Tom Thornton)


                Tom Thornton was not present.





7.            2009 Special Events


Per Leslie McDonald, Nancy Herrmann is in the process of planning “Tea at Three” events quarterly during the next year.


                Dr. Hsu suggested that an event be scheduled that would showcase Ken Steelman,        his “Balloon Master”.



Staff Report


            Leslie stated that hosts were needed for upcoming December events.  Committee members volunteered as follows:





Host #1

Host #2


12:30 pm

HMO Benefit Fair

Gene Griffith

Still needed


  9:30 am

Reverse Mortgage

Arlene Eliezer



  6:30 pm

Medicare Advantage

JoAnn Hayden



  8:30 am

Building Relationships

Victor Kobett

Lorraine Kobett


  4:30 pm

Holiday Light Tour

Lela Grossack

Steven Grossack



Fliers that contained information on Rose Parade souvenirs were distributed to Committee members by Leslie.



Committee Member Comments







At the hour of 1:05 pm, there being no further business to come before the Committee, the meeting was adjourned to Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at 12:30 pm.