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For more than 15 years, Lake Wildwood has had its own Computer Club to help bring interested residents up to speed on computer technology.

Ken Haskins, a self-proclaimed “computer nut,” is serving his third year as president of the club. Along with Vice President Ed Meihofer, and Treasurer Ed DeLaney, the club hosts monthly meetings open to more than 80 members plus their spouses.

According to Ken, 30 to 40 people show up for each of the monthly meetings held the fourth Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the clubhouse. Recent meeting topics have included Microsoft Word, Internet basics, security, photography, and Quicken. In addition, they occasionally have speakers that come in from Sierra College.



Tom DeChaine is the librarian who oversees an extensive software lending library, and Dick Klammer is the equipment manager in charge of hardware. They round out their monthly club meetings with a mentor program as well as an annual picnic and holiday party.

Speaking of meetings, we’ve just had series of Town Hall meetings to look at more secure roadside mailboxes as well as a meeting last night with the Department of Sanitation regarding new regulations and fees. On Feb. 22, there will be a Town Hall meeting for the teens in Lake Wildwood to discuss teen karaoke events at the Marina Rec Room. What fun. I can just picture my teenage son doing karaoke, and I would like to be a fly on the wall!




While we are on the topic of music, the jazz program at LWW is in its 14th year and going strong. Ed Polcer’s Jazz All Stars will be performing on Feb. 22. Ed and his group have been here before and they always pack the house. The next event is in March and will feature the Jim Rothermel Swing Quintet from the Bay Area. In April there will be a fund-raiser/concert with the Nevada Union High School Jazz Group. The final event of the season will be on May 25 when the Boba Jazz Band from Poland will be here just prior to their performance at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it seems like everyone is celebrating. The Tennis Club is sponsoring a Valentine Dinner Dance on Feb. 12, and there will be a special Valentine’s Brunch in the clubhouse on Sunday, Feb. 13. The LWW Singles Club is having a Valentine’s wine-tasting party on Feb. 15.

For those wanting to do a little damage control before all the chocolate and champagne, keep in mind that there are regular stretch and tone classes, yoga and stretch classes, several walking groups, and morning aerobics in LWW. And there is always golf, tennis and kayaking. It’s not Club Med, but there is no shortage of things to do.

With so many events going on, this is a good time to highlight our shuttle crew. There is a great shuttle service in the main parking lot to take people to and from the restaurant and the many events held at the clubhouse. Since it is an uphill walk, the shuttle comes in handy. Thanks to the crew of Ed DeLong, Jim Brown, Cal Casey, Jim Goodwin, Al Hoffman, Valerie Robertson and Roger Gold for safe and courteous service.

If you want to keep up with what’s happening in LWW, visit the Web site at LWWA.org. Paul Higginbotham was instrumental in building the site four years ago and has been our dedicated and diligent webmaster ever since. The weekly newsletter of events, Bits and Pieces, is on the Web site. The site is also loaded with community information, master plan updates, and changes to LWW governing documents.

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Got a tip about someone or something in Lake Wildwood? Contact Shirl Mendonca at 432-3787 or shirlmendonca@gv.net via e-mail.


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