LGCA Blog

  • Saturday, September 05, 2015 8:47 PM | Anonymous member

    Effective September 3, 2015, the new rate for Member Rentals will be $125.  This rate does not include the use of the small hall.  An additional $50 will be charged if you wish to use the small hall.  (Non-Member rentals will be $600 for use of the large hall only)

     

    The reason for this increase is to offset the cost of not having a rental each month.  We have blocked off one weekend each month so that Members and their families can use the clubhouse (pool, large and small hall, games, etc.).  Please check our calendar for upcoming "Clubhouse open for members" dates.

     

    Our rates have not increased over the years, and we want to continue to provide Members with a low-cost rental as well as a place to make family and community memories.  We hope you enjoy all the new additions and amenities to the clubhouse and make it a place that we all take care of.

  • Friday, August 14, 2015 3:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In the next few weeks white and iceberg pink roses will be planted in the retaining wall by our partner and neighbor Garibaldo's Nursery. This will enhance the aesthetics of the clubhouse property and add a little bit of security from people who may try to hop over the wall.


    Garibaldo's will also begin removing the current landscaping in the front planters of the clubhouse to make room for the new landscape design. This removal make be done in two stages: initial cutting down of the shrubbery, and finally removal of any stumps/roots left behind.


  • Friday, August 07, 2015 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ways & Means chairperson, Sam Rushing, has decided to step down from the LGCA Board. We wish him well and would like to thank him for his service to the LGCA.


    We are pleased to announce that Maritza Molio'o has recently joined the LGCA Board as Pool Chairperson. She has been a resident of the Gardens since 1999 and is hoping to make a difference within the community.



  • Thursday, July 23, 2015 7:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For those of you who rent the Cluhouse, or if you are already inside of the Clubhouse with your Access Card, now you and/or your guests can signal you to open the door for them by using the new Doorbell that has be installed on the wall near the LGCA mailbox outside.


    The Doorbell will chime loudly in the main hall so that you will know if your family member(s) and/or guests need to be let into the Clubhouse.


    Please don't let anyone in who you don't know. They may not even be members. All members should bring their Access Card with them to the clubhouse. 


    The Doorbell is only for our Members whose family is already inside of the clubhouse with their household's Access Card. Or for Renters needing to let their guests into the Event.



  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 7:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our Annual Fireworks Stand will open July 1st through July 4th from 8am to 10pm daily,


    Please stop by and say "hi"--and while you're at it, why not buy some fireworks from us for your family celebration of the 4th of July?


    Hope to see you all there! Help support your LGCA Clubhouse (a local non-profit) meet it's annual expenses!



  • Thursday, June 11, 2015 7:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our new entrance doors have been installed and members can now pick up their access control key cards. 


    Please note: DO NOT loan your cards to family, friends or neighbors! Your access control card is for your household use only. Non-member Lakewood Gardens residents are encouraged to become members themselves and will be issued their own access card when they join. 


    We are able to monitor who has used their card and don't want to discover a non-member borrowing your card to enter the clubhouse. 


    We have waited too many years to be able to break away from having to ask board member for a key into the clubhouse, so don't jeopardize your access by loaning your card out. Your access card may be suspended if you do so, and you will have to ask for access from a board member again. It's just not worth it.


    Thanks for your understanding and support.

  • Monday, April 20, 2015 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our annual Fireworks Stand is now selling Pre-season tickets!


    Pre-season tickets can be redeemed for fireworks merchandise at our TNT Fireworks Stand located in the parking lot of El Pollo Loco at 5386 Cherry Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712 (the corner of Cherry & Market St/Candlewood.)


    We will be passing out flyers throughout the neighborhood and in neighborhoods near the fireworks stand a few days before we start going door-to-door to sell our tickets.


    Tickets are $20.00 each and can only be redeemed at the Fireworks Stand stamped on the ticket. 


    For those of you who cannot volunteer to work the Fireworks Stand, but would like to support us, you can volunteer to help us sell these Pre-Season tickets to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.


    Prizes will be given for those selling the most tickets (1st Place: Amazon Kindle Fire 7" 8GB, 2nd Place: Razor Scooter w/Helmet, 3rd Place: $25 Game Stop gift card.)

    And for every 5 tickets sold, the contestant will be entered into a Raffle! 
    Kids Raffle prize: "Perfect Show" fireworks combo pack ($99.99 value)
    Adults Raffle prize: Free Clubhouse Rental!


    Anyone interested in volunteering, or if you need community hours and are at least 18 yrs old, please consider volunteering at the LGCA Fireworks Stand. Contact Laura Havlik at PresidentLGCA@gmail.com or call 626-675-3097. 


    Sign up online to volunteer for the Fireworks Stand! Click on the link below to sign up for any shifts!

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A48ADAC2DA0F49-lgca


    All proceeds will go toward the Building Fund of the LGCA clubhhouse (including doing repairs, painting the building, and purchasing furniture and pool deck seating & umbrellas.)


    Thanks for your support!
     




  • Monday, April 13, 2015 7:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This afternoon kicks off the retaining wall project that will be built along the Lakewood Blvd section on the other side of the clubhouse pool wall. This retaining  wall is needed to stop the erosion of dirt that occurs after each rainfall and will beautify the environment around the clubhouse.


    Volunteers from Lakewood Gardens and Lakewood Aquatics will meet at 4pm at the clubhouse to begin mapping out the wall location and start digging the trench to form the base layer. This project will be supervised and directed by Joe Martinez (father of long-time LGCA member Chris Martinez.)


    Once the first layer is leveled, the interlocking retaining wall blocks can be stacked. As an additional security measure, we will be applying "thinset" between each block so that they cannot be removed after installation.


    After construction is completed, dirt will be added to fill in the low places. Then the landscape design will take place along with a drip irrigation layout. We plan on planting California Native plants that are drought-resistant and will need to be watered for only the first two years, since they will be established by then and will no longer need to be watered. This will help our environment and keep water usage down.


    Our partner & neighbor, Garibaldo's Nursery, will supply, install the plants and maintain the landscaping in the planter. 


    Many thanks to our partners for making this project happen: Joe Martinez, John Moore (Lakewood Aquatics) and Garibaldo's Nursery!



  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    COME JOIN US for our 1st Annual Mother's Day Boutique & Craft Fair


    Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 8 am - 2 pm


    Located in the LGCA Clubhouse



    VENDOR SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR HAND CRAFTERS AND DIRECT SELLERS* 


    (Deadline to Register for a space is April 26th.)


    LGCA Member vendor space $10

    Non-member vendor space $20


    All interested vendors please email to:

    VicePresidentLGCA@gmail.com


    *Only one representative per company will be featured


    The Vendors who have registered so far:


    Tippy's Tales - Hand-crafted soaps, lotion bars, lip balms infused with doTerra essential oils, plus hand massages!


    Joana Sweet Treats - Custom Minnie Mouse ears


    Shelly's Jelly - Wine jelly


    Maggie Moore's handmade totes, purses, key chains, wallets, pouches, etc.



    Snack/Refreshments will be available for purchase



    Press Releases for this Craft Fair will be sent to all of the local newspapers!




  • Thursday, March 19, 2015 11:38 PM | Anonymous member

    Join us for a Member's Only Movie Night.  Check your email for more information!


Clubhouse Rentals: (562) 443-4583

Email: Rentals4LGCA@gmail.com


Membership: (310) 651-4570

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