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 2018
.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. 

Six weeks into 2018, and our club has already had several successful events. In January we had a hike to Hahamonga (that is not a misspelling) Park organized and led by Dick C. We also had a midweek ski trip to Mammoth organized and hosted by Carl M. Our adventurous traveler, Odette R., organized and hosted an ethnic dinner at Biergarten in Los Angeles before departing for islands that I have never heard of. Kirsten L. capped the month with arranging a docent tour of the James Webb Space Telescope in Redondo Beach. In February I organized a docent led tour of quirky Rubel Castle in Glendora. Thank you to all our members who organized these events.

 

We have several upcoming events. Our monthly midweek ski trips are coming up in March and April. In March Dick C. will be leading a hike in Ed Davis Park in Newhall. In April I will be leading an urban adventure at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. I promise, it will be lively! Grace H. is working on a Hollywood Bowl outing for this summer. Again, thank you to our activities organizers for their efforts on our behalf.

 

My hope is that more of our members will step up and help in making these events continue to happen. You are all invited to attend our upcoming quarterly Board meeting on Wednesday, February 21 at 10:30 am at El Segundo Public Library. It’s a fun thing to do. We discuss club business and activities. We then go out for a friendly lunch. It’s a great way to get involved. Bring your ideas and a smile.

 

A warm welcome to our new members. Looking forward to meeting you at upcoming activities.


❤️
Annette

president@ohgla.org

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
 
★ REMINDER
QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING
February 21, Wednesday, 10:30, El Segundo Library

Please submit agenda items at least one week in advance 
to Annette at president@ohgla.orgMembers welcome

  ★ 2018 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS!!
DUE MARCH 1

It’s that time again.

$30 per person this year only due to membership year change

(Membership effective March 1-December 31)

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


Click here to download renewal form


★  
LUNCHEON AND OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL
April 22, Sunday, 12:00 to 3:00, Northridge

Carol R. and Charlie C. invite you for to join them for a nostalgic taste of yesteryear.  Please come for cocktails, luncheon and an old-fashioned ice cream socialThis event is limited to twenty guests, and the cost is $14 per person. For more information and to RSVP contact Carol at events3@ohgla.org no later than Monday, April 16.

        
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Last Updated February 15, 2018