Meet the Laguna Woods Village candidates vying for United Mutual board – Orange County Register

Meet the Laguna Woods Village candidates vying for United Mutual board – Orange County Register

Seven candidates have filed nomination papers to run for 4 open seats on the United Mutual board of administrators for three-year phrases: Elsie Addington, Janey Dorrell, Anthony Liberatore, Sue Margolis, Gregory McLaughlin, Carl Randazzo and Benjamin Shavit. Ballots have been mailed to members Aug. 27 and have to be returned by 5 p.m. Sept. 26. Ballots will probably be counted throughout an open assembly at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Group Middle Board Room.

Elsie Addington


Handle:  2121-Q Ronda Granada. Laguna Woods

Years in Laguna Woods Village: 1 2/Three

Schooling: UCI BA Historical past/Latin American Research, 30 further models accounting and enterprise regulation

Occupation/Enterprise Expertise: 28 years U.S. Division of the Treasury, 2 years U.S. Division of Protection, Three years small direct promoting agency

Laguna Woods Village Affiliations/Actions: Backyard plot, Ocean Membership

Private Assertion: I need to be a part of the self-governing course of that has guided Laguna Woods Village for over a half-century.  Like all democratic types of authorities, this one is complicated, and I need to do my bit to assist make Laguna Woods Village the greatest place in Orange County to reside.

What one enchancment or change do you assume would improve life at the Village for its residents? Each resident ought to go to no less than one Board assembly a yr to see how the entire factor works.

Janey Dorrell


Tackle: 630 Unit A Avenida Sevilla

Years in Laguna Woods Village: 5

Schooling: Excessive Faculty – California and Nevada Actual Property Faculties

Occupation/Enterprise Expertise: Relocation Director, Managed the buy and sale for Nationwide Relocation Corporations, Company transferees.  Dealt with all advertising, upkeep, alterations and together with escrows till the shut of escrow.  Co-owner of Century 21 – 35 Brokers. Administration Assistant, Saudi Aramco, Dharan, Saudi Arabia. Workplace Supervisor – Occasions Saudi Aramco Worker Affiliation. Resort Proprietor/Supervisor, Silver Lake Resort, June Lake, CA – 40 staff. Volunteer tasks: Huntington Seashore Recreation and Parks Commissioner; Founding Director Huntington Seashore Youth Employment, Three years eight,000 youngsters part-time work; President-Huntington Seashore Junior Lady’s Membership and Constitution PTA – Center Faculty; Challenge Coordinator, Orange County Probation Division, Operation Santa Claus – 25,000 new presents for Orange County deprived youngsters; Venue Handle – Reno’s Scorching August Nights

Laguna Woods Village Affiliations/Actions: Advisor United Upkeep and Development Committee; Golden Rain Basis Group Actions Committee; United Board Member -2016; United Board Member 2017, Government Board, Second Vice President; Appearing President February and March, Government Board First Vice President; United Board Member 2018, Government Board, First Vice President; United Board’s Government Hearings Committee – 2017-2018; Chair- Architectural management and Requirements Committee – 2017-2018; Co-Chair Upkeep and Development Committee – 2018; Member Upkeep and Development Committee – Three years; Golden Rain Basis, Group Actions Committee – Three years; Occasion Chair for Rock “n” Rollers – 2 years; Secretary for Bocce Membership – 2 years

Private Assertion: As an incumbent Director, I work diligently every day with our United Board and VMS employees to remain on price range and supply vital providers. I search your continued help and vote to make sure United stays correctly managed and maintained for the useful curiosity of present and future United shareholders.

What one enchancment or change do you assume would improve life at the Village for its residents? Enhancing our security and safety to our perimeter partitions with shepherd’s criminal. Stopping entry of our Village by uninvited friends climbing over our partitions.

Anthony Liberatore


Handle: 521 Calle Aragon Unit B

Years in Laguna Woods Village: 5 Three/four

Schooling: BA Scholastic philosophy, 5 years of Thomistic and Biblical Theology, Three years psychology with 1-year residency at Osawatomie State Hospital, 1 semester at Valhalla State Hospital, West Chester County, New York. After 9/11 was licensed by TSA and USCG in 33 CFR 104, 105.

Occupation/Enterprise Expertise: Ordained Roman Catholic priest; Licensed insurance coverage agent Kansas Metropolis, Mo.; Superintendent and bulk operations supervisor, Unbiased Pier, Phil., PA; Superintendent, gear supervisor, Operations Supervisor, Pasha Worldwide, San Rafael, Ca.; Carrix Enterprise (SSA) Terminal Supervisor, rigging, gear, store and kit Supervisor Southern California break bulk. Liaison with AQMD, CHPS. Facility safety Supervisor for Southern CA. break bulk.

Laguna Woods Village Affiliations/Actions: Director 2 years, 2013-2015 United Mutual. Chaired Advert hoc walkway lighting committee, and advert hoc water conservation committee. President, Robert’s Guidelines Research Membership, VMS director from 2015-2018. Bowl twice every week with Laguna Woods residents at Forest Lane. Like to go to the health club Three occasions every week.

Private Assertion: After 37 years in Company America, there’s little doubt in my thoughts, that I convey my expertise and information to the desk for United and for my spouse and I; to not point out the virtually 5 years of expertise serving on two boards.

What one enchancment or change to you assume would improve life at the Village for its residents? I’m not fixated on anybody challenge. There are a number of areas that spark my curiosity and one is the discount in misplaced time accidents.

Susan Margolis


Tackle: 34 Calle Aragon #C

Years in Laguna Woods Village: 15.eight

Schooling: BS Bradley College; MS OSU Arithmetic

Occupation/Enterprise Expertise: 1999 –2001 Peace Corps Volunteer, Samoa Taught at the college; 1984-1999 Supervisor in Engineering, Advertising, High quality, and Manufacturingdepartments at Tektronix, Inc Developed 180 new merchandise, lead the companywide venture for ISO9000, set manufacturing strains for the merchandise developed; 1982-1984 Programming Supervisor for Nerco, Inc. Arrange knowledge techniques for mining firm; 1980-1982 Senior Techniques Gross sales Engineer for Knowledge Basic situated in Portland, Or. Labored in advertising promoting pc techniques; 1973-1980 Venture Chief for Pc Science Company in Hampton, Va. Working as a contractor for NASA developed an automated touchdown system for a Boeing 737. High quality management was to fly together with your software program.

Laguna Woods Village Affiliations/Actions: Laguna Woods Backyard Middle President, Pottery Supervisor, Glass Supervisor, attended quite a few Emeritus Courses

Private Assertion: I see the most essential qualities our board can have is open, pleasant, united determination making in an environment of mutual respect. I’m excessive power, artistic individual andbelieve in consensus. If elected, I’ll work for a clear governance by which everybody has a proper to a solution.

What one enchancment or change do you assume would improve life at the Village for its residents? We’ve a really gifted group and we have to make use of their strengths to addressthe upkeep points on all fronts.

Gregory McLaughlin


Tackle: 327 Avenida Carmel Unit D

Years in Laguna Woods Village: virtually one yr

Schooling: BS in Analytical Chemistry- Univ. of Missouri-Saint Louis

Occupation/Enterprise Expertise: West Palm Seashore Analytical Improvement, LLC (WPBAD) CEO/Chief Analytical Improvement Scientist Three/10 – Current; Experience consists of technique improvement (MD), technique validation (MV), technique switch (MT), de-formulation, and FDA Remediation Service. Pearl Therapeutics, Inc. (AstraZeneca) Principal Scientist & Group Chief  7/08 – Three/10. Irvine Pharmaceutical Laboratories (Nitto Avencia) Principal Scientist 5/01 – 7/08. Frost & Sullivan, Account Supervisor & Market Analysis Advisor 12/99 – 10/00. Rheodyne HPLC Automation Merchandise Manger Rohnert Park, CA eight/97 – 11/99; Dionex Company (Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) CE and Bio-HPLC, eight/92 – eight/97. Beckman Devices, Inc. (A number of Divisions & Places)                       12/78 – 7/9, Japanese Space Gross sales Help Supervisor, CE Product Line Supervisor, Senior Gross sales Consultant, HPLC Space Supervisor & Technical Specialist. Monsanto Firm (R&D, St. Louis, MO)    Senior Technologist – 1/78 – 12/78. Mallinckrodt Chemical compounds (R&D, St. Louis, MO) Senior Technologist

four/73 – 12/77. McDonnell Douglas Company (St. Louis, MO) Senior Technologist 1/67 – four/73.

Laguna Woods Village Affiliations/Actions: Softball, Bocce, Petanque, Archery, Bridge (>2,000 factors), Garden Bowling, Bike Driving [50 miles/week], Swimming, Nifty 50s, Pool Capturing and to hitch the Golf and Pickle Ball Golf equipment.

Private Assertion: If given the honor to serve on the board, I’ll characterize all householders with honesty and integrity. I’ll serve with an open thoughts and ear, to maintain LGW fiscally sound.  I would like LGW to be a protected and pleasant place to reside and make this a “kinder, gentler place” with larger home-owner enter, entry and participation.

What one enchancment or change do you assume would improve life at the Village for its residents? My objective in becoming a member of the board is to seek out out what’s most necessary to the residents of LGW and to characterize their pursuits.

Carl Randazzo


Handle: 831A Ronda Mendoza

Years in Laguna Woods Village: 2

Schooling: US Naval Nuclear Energy Faculties – Submarine Nuclear Energy Plant Operator; BSME Northeastern College, Boston, MA; Licensed Skilled Engineer

Occupation/Enterprise Expertise: Army – US Navy Nuclear Submarine Service; Personal Business – Greater than 40 years in depth expertise as an Engineer, Challenge Engineer and Challenge Supervisor on numerous Oil and Fuel Business and Energy Business tasks that ranged in worth from 100 million dollars to 800 million dollars

Laguna Woods Village Affiliations/Actions: Presently a Director on the United Board since April 2018.

Private Assertion: Carl Randazzo is at present a member of the United Board.  He’s dedicated to proceed working for the Laguna Woods Village group to deal with its wants and objectives, serving to to make sure that it stays a terrific place to stay and thrive.

What one enchancment or change do you assume would improve life at the Village for its residents? The plumbing and electrical infrastructure on this group is as previous as the group itself, and wishes updating to mitigate leaks and outages.

Benjamin Shavit


Handle: 318 A- Avenida Castilla

Years in Laguna Woods Village: Three

Schooling: Six years of School (BA)

Occupation/ Enterprise Expertise: Throughout the 90’s decade an actual property developer; from 2000 to 2014 owned and function a serious automotive wash with 30 staff.

Laguna Woods Village Affiliations/Actions: None given

Private Assertion: From Israel, my school schooling in performing artwork took me midway round the world and dropped me in NY. With a command in 7 languages which by now misplaced virtually half of them. Amongst a few of the fields I engaged in, a journalist, PR. life coach, counseling marriage, relationships and enterprise. Educating languages and drama.

What one enchancment or change do you assume would improve life at the Village for its residents?  Colours improve life. If we permit 2-Three brilliant colours on buildings will brighten up the village; for residents, guests and potential consumers.


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