The Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa del Rey is currently seeking candidates to run for a four-year term on its board of directors in the October election.

The Neighborhood Council board of directors is comprised of 31 positions, representing residents, business people, community volunteers and more.

The Neighborhood Council area is divided into 15 residential districts to assure that each segment of the community is well represented on the board.

The remaining 16 seats are comprised of five at-large members and a series of seats designed to encompass the widest representation of the community as possible.

These are voluntary positions, and directors are not paid.

In the election, the following 16 seats will be on the ballot for a four-year term:

– Residential areas 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15. The residential director must live in the residential district for which he/she is filing to represent. (A map of the residential areas can be found online at www.ncwpdr.org/mapimage .htm);

– two at-large seats;

– business;

– community organizations;

– education;

– Loyola Marymount University;

– service clubs and fraternal organizations; and

– youths.

In addition, those interested in running for a seat on the board must register as a stakeholder.

A stakeholder is defined as anyone who lives, works or owns real property in the area generally described by the zip codes 90045, 90293 and 90094. Stakeholder registration forms are also available online at www.ncwpdr .org

The candidate filing period will close at 5 p.m. September 2nd.

Those who have not filed a candidate declaration form by that time will not be on the ballot.

Candidate declaration forms can be found at www.ncwpdr.org or by calling election committee chair Cozette Vergari at (310) 410-4014.

The election is scheduled to be held over two days — Tuesday, October 3rd, at the CenterPointe Club, 6200 Playa Vista Drive in Playa Vista; and Wednesday, October 4th, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 W. 80th Street in Westchester.

Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. each day.

Voters can also meet candidates at 1 p.m., Sunday, September 24th, at a Candidates Forum at the Westchester Community Room, 7166 West Manchester Ave.

YMCA SWIMMERS — The Westchester Family YMCA Orcas swim team recently sent eight qualifiers to Santa Clarita to compete in the Summer Junior Olympics.

Teresa Lincoln, Zachary Lew, Brett Albert, Sarah Hightower, Nichol Walloch, Lauren Hong, Sarah Tuggy and Kirsten Lew all earned the right to travel to this year’s competition.

Lincoln qualified for six events, and at the end of the five-day competition, made consolations in the 100-meter breaststroke, finishing 13th in a field of 96 swimmers.

She later went on to finish seventh in the 200-meter breaststroke in a field of 86 swimmers.

Zachary Lew qualified for three events, making consolations in two events and bettering his time in all three.

He made consolations in the 200-meter fly, finishing 15th; and in the 50-meter freestyle, finishing seventh.

LABOR DAY FAMILY CAMP — Join staff and family members from the Westchester Family YMCA Friday through Monday, September 1st to 4th, for a long, fun-filled weekend in the mountains.

Participants will travel to Camp Whittle near Big Bear Lake to hike, ride horses, camp, swim and participate in arts and crafts.

Adults pay $130 for members and $150 for nonmembers. Children three and up pay $110.

Information, Issa Ludlow, (310) 670-4316 ext. 7608, or stop by the YMCA at 8015 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westchester.

ELKS CLUB CAR SHOW — The Westchester Elks Lodge will hold its seventh annual car show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 9th, at the Lodge, 8025 Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey.

Entry fee for car participants (pre-1975 cars only) is $20 per vehicle.

This is open to the public free of charge and everyone is invited to stop by and see some of the local hot rods and classic cars from the neighborhood.

Mark your calendar now for what has become not only a great car show but a traditional event for the community.

If you missed last year’s show, then you won’t want to miss it this year. If you attended last year, then you’re in for a real treat since this year’s show promises to be even bigger and better.

For additional information or to register your vehicle, call Joe Apodaca, (310) 670-8084.

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