From the Travel Club: “Wedged between India and China, the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is a small, landlocked country sometimes called the “Switzerland of Asia.” Until the 1970s, Bhutan chose to exist in isolation, shunning the outside world to preserve its unique cultural identity, pristine environment, and sacred Buddhist way of life. It was the last country in the world to introduce television in 1999 and became one of Asia’s youngest democracies in 2008. Bhutan is known for its unique philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH) and uses the GNH index to measure the collective happiness of its people rather than just the country’s economic output or GDP.
Let’s explore Bhutan! This coming Monday, October 22 at 6:30pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room, we will be visiting Bhutan together. Your host Prudence Huang took two trips to Bhutan in the past 6 years, and she has many breath-taking pictures and incredible stories to share with you.
If you are interested in joining the meeting, please let us know by RSVP to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring your own drinks and a dish to share.”
Please join us as we celebrate the change of the season at our “West Ocean Harvest Happy Hour Hoedown!” on Friday October 26th 6pm-9pm in the Tower 2 MPR. We know Oktoberfest has been our seasoned event but what better way to start the Holiday season than with Fall-themed appetizers, desserts, festive cocktails, wine and beer…and why not top it off with a raffle or TWO!!
Also, if you plan to bring your child(ren), please RSVP at the Front Desk by Sunday night since we will have a pumpkin carving station designed just for their enjoyment… Residents are FREE!!! and guests will be $10. Hope to see you there!
Please be advised that our Annual mandatory Fire Drill will take place on Tuesday, October 16th from 12:00pm-12:30pm (for Tower 1) and 12:30pm-1pm (for Tower 2).
Please keep in mind that if you are in the building when the fire drill is being conducted, it is mandatory that you participate, which means using the stairwells to exit the building when you hear the audible announcement, and meeting at the ‘safe refuge’ area at the corner of Chestnut and Shoreline Dr. If you cannot use the stairwells due to a physical limitation, you can remain in your unit but please let the front desk know that you will remain in your unit. Thank you.
Please join us as we celebrate the change of the season at our “West Ocean Harvest Happy Hour Hoedown!” Friday October 26th 6pm-9pm in the Tower 2 MPR. We know Oktoberfest has been our seasoned event but what better way to start the Holiday season than with Fall-themed appetizers, desserts, festive cocktails, wine and beer…and why not top it off with a raffle or TWO! Also, if you plan to bring your child(ren), please RSVP at the Front Desk since we will have a pumpkin carving station designed just for their enjoyment… Residents are FREE!!! and guests will be $10. Hope to see you there!
We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, October 17th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room to discuss the book “The Orphan Master’s Son: A Novel” (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) by Adam Johnson. This is an open event for the residents & their guests who would like to join us.
“Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—a singer ‘stolen’ to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs a work camp for orphans. Superiors in the North Korean state soon recognize the boy’s loyalty and keen instincts. Considering himself ‘a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world,’ Jun Do rises in the ranks. He becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his overlords in order to stay alive. Driven to the absolute limit of what any human being could endure, he boldly takes on the treacherous role of rival to Kim Jong Il in an attempt to save the woman he loves, Sun Moon, a legendary actress ‘so pure, she didn’t know what starving people looked like.’
Part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love, The Orphan Master’s Son is also a riveting portrait of a world heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love.” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on October 17th 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!
From the Travel Club: “Travel Club kickoff new season: On Monday September 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room, we will be kicking off the new season of the travel club. Each time one of the residents hosts and shares their pictures and videos of places they have visited and we eat delicious food from the area.
If you are interested in meeting once a month and sharing your travel stories then come sign up or email me and I will include you in our distribution list. RSVP to email@example.com. Please bring your own drinks and a dish to pass. Look forward to sharing many travel stories with you.” – Hilda and Olga.
All Residents are invited to join us on Sunday, Sept 9th 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! Mimosas will be available for the first 40 residents that attend!
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!
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!
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We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi- Purpose Room to discuss the book “The Widow Clicquot” by Tilar J. Mazzeo. This is an open event for the residents & their guests who would like to join us.
“The Widow Clicquot is the New York Times bestselling business biography of the visionary young widow who built a champagne empire, became a legend in her tumultuous times, and showed the world how to live with style. Tilar J. Mazzeo brings to life the woman behind the label, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, in this utterly intoxicating book that is as much a fascinating journey through the process of making this temperamental wine as a biography of a uniquely tempered and fascinating woman.” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on Aug 15th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room. We hope to see you there!