ON THE HILL GANG LOS ANGELES (OHGLA)


A SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB 

FOR PEOPLE 50+


 SKIING, HIKING, BIKING, KAYAKING

AND MORE . . .

 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - AUGUST 10, 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. 

Welcome to my final message as OHGLA president. My message is generally consistent in that I always thank those who have made my four years a success, and this is true for this one. So, first of all, Tuesday we had a really fun OHGLA picnic at Burton Chace Park in Marina Del Rey, and I must thank Audrey J. for all of her hard work and leadership, and of course those who helped her. The food was delicious, as always. A special thanks to Fred T., who arranged a beautiful surprise birthday cake for me. We once again played Trivia and, as luck would have it, my team won. There is always much laughter as we try to get the answers, and even more when we grade each other. Thank you again, Charlene B., for providing this entertainment. Talking about laughter, our incoming president, Annette M., led a group in Laughter Yoga and now I know that we have many Gangers who are very uninhibited! You can see some photos on our Flickr site (click here)

 

All Gangers should be looking forward to our upcoming events, such as biking this coming Saturday. You only have to get on our website to view all of these activities and make your choice based on your desires.

 

In the fall we will have our Gala and I will bore you all by thanking so many volunteers. Then Annette M. will get the gavel, and woe to whoever does not pay attention to her.  So, as always, I look forward to seeing you at our events, not as President,  but rather as just another member of the hoi polloi.

 

Thanks as always, 


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
★ OHGLA COMEDY NIGHT WITH J. LENO
September 17, Sunday, 4:45, Hermosa Beach
GROUP TICKETS SOLD OUT!
You can still attend by purchasing your own ticket at:

Ticket cost is $32 including service fee. Please contact Kirsten L. at events2@ohgla.org  to let her know you will be coming separately. We are meeting when doors open at 4:45 for the 7:00 performance. 



★ "SOUTH OF THE BORDER" LUNCHEON
October 8, Sunday, 12:00 to 3:00, Northridge

Carol R. and Charlie C. invite you to go "South of the Border." Please join us for cocktails and luncheon at our Northridge home. This event is limited to twenty guests, and the cost is $12 per person. And yes, there will be Tequila Lime Parfaits! For more information and to RSVP contact Carol at events3@ohgla.org no later than Monday, October 2.





★ COMING UP: BICYCLE TRIP
VENTURA/OJAI/CARPINTERIA
October 28-29, Saturday-Sunday

We are again planning a Ventura week-end to include a ride to Ojai on Saturday and a new adventure on Sunday. A local bike shop will transport our bikes to the train station in Carpinteria and we will take the train from Ventura and bicycle back. A Saturday night group dinner is included, and for those who stay over until Monday there will be an optional group dinner on Sunday evening. Click here for flyer


 FALL GALA & GENERAL MEETING  
November 5, Sunday, 5:30, Taix French Restaurant, Los Angeles

Please join us for our annual Fall Gala. It’s that time to come together again to meet your new Board, greet new members, renew acquaintances, enjoy great food, and share stories of our club’s events. Cost $30 per person ($40 if mailed after October 30). Attendance is by advance reservation only please.







★ ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
December 3, Sunday, 4:00-7:00
Redondo Beach


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2018 MAMMOTH MIDWEEK SKI TRIPS

January 7-12 •  February 11-16 •  March 11-16  •  April 8-13
All trips Sunday-Friday, lodging at Sierra Lodge
        
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