ON THE HILL GANG LOS ANGELES (OHGLA)


A SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB 

FOR PEOPLE 50+


 SKIING, HIKING, BIKING, KAYAKING

AND MORE . . .

 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - OCTOBER 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. 

Hello OHGLA members, 


As I take on the responsibility of being your commander in chief, I am looking back at the many wonderful years that I have been a member. When I first joined OHGLA almost 20 years ago, I was so happy to find a club that did things I enjoyed and was populated with wonderful people whom I was happy to call new friends. I loved the activities and have wonderful memories of monthly hikes organized by Lois P. I learned about all kinds of hiking venues that were new to me. Skiing with the group turned out to be more fun than skiing on my own. Bike rides organized by Fred T. were great. I enjoyed the kayaking and the social activities. Eventually, when Lois stepped down as hiking leader, I took over and have enjoyed sharing that role with Dick C. 


If you are a new member, by all means, enjoy all the recreational activities that our wonderful club has to offer. If you are a seasoned OHGLA member, consider taking a leadership role. We need people to be activity leaders to keep our club vibrant. It's not a hard job. We need volunteers to help and organize biking, kayaking and hiking activities. So, don't be shy. Step up and help to make the next year the best OHGLA year ever. 


Thank you,


Annette

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
★ 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. The trip is currently full but you can contact leader Fred T. at biking@ohgla.org to be put on the wait list in the event of cancellations. Click here for flyer
 ★ REMINDER
QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING
November 1, Wednesday, 10:30, El Segundo Library

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



★ ANNUAL 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.



December 3, 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.  Flyer coming soon.
        
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