We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room to discuss the book “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. This is an open event for the residents & their guests who would like to join us.
“First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics.”- Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on June 20th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room. We hope to see you there!
Join us every Tuesday night at 7pm for a fun and relaxed playing environment! Now on Tuesday nights in the Tower 1 Banquet Room (on the Tuesdays when there’s a Board Meeting we will meet in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room). Hope to see you there!
All Residents are invited to join us on Sunday, May 20th for our Sunday Express! Join us from 10am-11:30am in the Tower 1 Banquet Room.
We will be serving fruit juice, hot coffee, and a variety of yogurts, along with delicious breakfast pastries, fresh fruit, and hot breakfast dishes!
This is a great time to get to know your neighbors and reconnect with the ones you may already know. We hope to see you there!
We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room to discuss the book “Salt Houses” by Hala Alyan. This is an open event for the residents & their guests who would like to join us.
“On the eve of her daughter Alia’s wedding, Salma reads the girl’s future in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she also sees travel, and luck. While she chooses to keep her predictions to herself that day, they will all soon come to pass when the family is uprooted in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967.
Salma is forced to leave her home in Nablus; Alia’s brother gets pulled into a politically militarized world he can’t escape; and Alia and her gentle-spirited husband move to Kuwait City, where they reluctantly build a life with their three children. When Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait in 1990, Alia and her family once again lose their home, their land, and their story as they know it, scattering to Beirut, Paris, Boston, and beyond. Soon Alia’s children begin families of their own, once again navigating the burdens (and blessings) of assimilation in foreign cities. Lyrical and heartbreaking, Salt Houses is a remarkable debut novel that challenges and humanizes an age-old conflict we might think we understand—one that asks us to confront that most devastating of all truths: you can’t go home again.” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on May 16th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room. We hope to see you there!
All residents are welcome to join fellow West Ocean residents to play Rummikub every Thursday night at 6pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room. New players are always welcome!!
The Annual Meeting of the Association will be on Tuesday, April 24th in the Tower 1 Banquet Room with registration beginning at 6:45pm and the meeting beginning at 7pm.
If you are a homeowner you should’ve received a ballot in the mail by now with the ballot to vote for 2 Board Members. If you did not receive a ballot, please feel free to let us know. All owners are encouraged to attend! Drinks and Appetizers provided! .… we will also be introducing the Wally Leak Detection system!
On Tuesday April 17th at 6:30 p.m. in Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room, we will be visiting Jerusalem. Your host will be Mohammed and Amany Tirhi; they will be talking about their homeland and sharing with you some of the history, music, food and culture.
The Old City of Jerusalem is one of the most intense places on Earth! At the heart of the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian religions, this walled one-kilometer area in the center of Jerusalem is beyond words and cannot be missed. Don’t miss this exciting presentation and bring a dish to share!
If you are interested in joining the meeting, please let us know. Look forward to sharing many travel stories with you!
If you are a homeowner, you are invited to express your interest in joining a new committee – the Amenity Committee! If you would like to provide some input on the amenities at West Ocean (upgrades/changes) and as we look to change/upgrade some of our cardio fitness equipment, then this is the committee for you! If you are interested, please let us know!
The Spring window cleaning is here! Below is the planned schedule for Tower 2:
- Eastside: Monday, March 26th to Wednesday, March 28th
- Southside: Wednesday, March 28th to Friday, March 30th
The above schedule may vary depending on weather conditions. We will provide updates weekly but feel free to close your window shades/curtains during the above mentioned dates for privacy.
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We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room to discuss the book “The Pecan Man” by Cassie Dandridge Selleck. This is an open event for the residents & their guests who would like to join us.
“In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When he is arrested for murder, only Ora knows the truth about the man she calls Eddie. But truth is a fickle thing, and a lie is self-perpetuating. Ora and her maid Blanche soon find themselves in a web of lies that send an innocent man to prison for the rest of his life. Twenty-five years later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man.
Listen as she begins her story: “Blanche worked for me through birth and death, joy and sorrow and Lord knows we had a lot of sorrow in all the time we spent under this roof. Most people figured she was crazy to put up with me all those years, but Blanche and I had an understanding. It was a vow we made back in 1976. Neither of us spoke of it afterwards, but it hung between us like a spider web, fragile and easy to break, but danged hard to get shed of once the threads took hold.”” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on Wednesday, March 21st at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room. We hope to see you there!