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GENERAL NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF GOLDEN RAIN FOUNDATION OF LAGUNA WOODS

September 22, 2021—Notice is hereby given, that in accordance with Civil Code §5115(b), “An association shall provide general notice of all of the following at least 30 days before the ballots are distributed: (1) The date and time by which, and the physical address where ballots are to be returned by mail or handed to the inspector or inspectors of elections. (2) The date, time, and location of the meeting at which ballots will be counted. (3) The list of all candidates’ names that will appear on the ballot … ”

The nomination period for the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors 2021 election is closed, and the candidates listed below will appear on the ballot. Four board positions are open; two terms end at the 2024 annual election, one term ends at the 2023 annual election and one United delegate term ends at the 2024 annual election.

The GRF “Meet the Candidates” meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 29, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Center board room.

Ballots will be sent to corporate members on Thursday, October 21, 2021, and must be returned to the ballot box located in front of the Community Center by 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

One United board delegate will be appointed at a special United board meeting on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 3 p.m., immediately following the agenda prep meeting. All United candidates are eligible to be appointed to the term ending at the 2024 annual election.

Ballots will be counted during the annual corporate members meeting on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the corporation’s principal offices in the Community Center board room located at 24351 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92637.

Elected board members will be seated during the annual corporate members meeting and will select their term of preference (2023 or 2024) according to the greatest to least number of votes received. For example, candidate Smith received the highest number of votes and selects his/her preferred term first; candidate Jones, who received the second-highest number of votes, selects his/her preferred term and so on, until all positions/terms are filled.

Please contact Corporate Secretary Cheryl Silva or Assistant Corporate Secretary Grant Schultz at 949-268-2295 or grant.schultz@vmsinc.org with questions regarding the election.

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GRF is responsible for seven clubhouses, five pools, two fitness centers, the equestrian center and trails, two garden centers, two golf courses, the tennis complex, plus the fine arts and crafts facilities. GRF oversees those important services residents count on: the private bus system, security patrols, gates, cable system, roads, parking lots, and the maintenance of all common buildings and properties. GRF also oversees Laguna Woods Village's extensive social and recreational programs. GRF Board Directors are elected by the Members of three Mutual Housing Boards and serve three-year overlapping terms. Approximately one third of the Board seats are filled by annual election. Each member of a mutual corporation is a resident member of Golden Rain Foundation of Laguna Woods. Members of the boards of the mutual housing corporations exercise the voting power for electing members of the GRF Board. GRF's affairs are governed by a board of directors of resident members elected by the corporation members.

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Board Meetings

Golden Rain Foundation board meetings are typically held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 9:30AM in the Board Room. Refer to the online Board Calendar for specific meeting dates & times.

Committees

Community Activities

The Community Activities Committee ensures that our residents safely remain fit, engaged, and entertained.


Energy Committee

The Energy Committee ensures that the Village remains environmentally conscientious, explores all energy options, and is economically responsible in the process.


Finance Committee

Review the capital requirements, service levels and projected revenues related to the Financial Services Division operations and recommend appropriate action to the GRF Business Planning Committee.


Mobility & Vehicles Committee

Serves as liaison between the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors and Village Management Services, Inc. for all transportation issues and to ensure that transportation services meet the needs of the community.


Landscape

The Landscape Committee keeps our 21 acres of property beautiful, healthy, and ecologically responsible.


Maintenance & Construction

Thousands of buildings, residences, and facilities need constant upkeep so they remain pleasing and safe. The Maintenance & Construction Committee oversees these important responsibilities.


Media & Communication

Our Media & Communications Committee ensures that all of our residents and employees remain aware and informed on all important issues and concerns while partnering with our Media Services Department and external Media sources to ensure that all communications are communicated accurately and in a proper manner.


Security & Community Access

Our Security & Community Access Committee ensures that all of our 18,500 residents remain safe and sound.


Laguna Woods Traffic Hearings

Laguna Woods Village Traffic Hearings are held to ensure that the community remains safe and that traffic violations are considered and judged fairly.