Joe Lupica is the newest volunteer to join the Finance Advisory Committee (FAC) because of the Board approving the FAC recommendation to add Joe to the FAC at its Board meeting on March 26.
Joe and his wife purchased their first home in our community in September 2008. Their primary residence was in Huntington Beach. The first several years they spent most weekends in our community. In 2010 Joe began a three year plan to retire reducing his work week by one day a week over the next three years with the plan to retire in June of 2013. During the three years the couple began to increase their time in SCSH and enjoying more of the activities our community has to offer and reducing their time in their beach home. They also found their “dream house” in our community in phase one and purchased it in 2012.
According to plan, Joe retired as President & CEO of Celestron, a telescope and sport optics design, manufacture and distribution company in June 2013. Joe was a senior executive with Celestron for 26 years as CFO, COO and CEO. Joe wasn’t quite fully committed to his retirement plan in 2013 and agreed to assist a group of investors in the acquisition of another company in the same industry as Celestron. After the acquisition Joe agreed to a short term CEO assignment evaluating the senior management team and establishing short term goals and objectives. Joe was mentally and physically ready to retire in 2014 and much to his wife’s pleasure they sold their Huntington Beach residence in 2014 and moved into their “dream house” in the community year round.
The last few years have been very pleasant living in SCSH. They have joined a few of the clubs in the community, attended most of the concerts offered by the Lifestyle, several of the bus tours offered, and love the Comedy Night with friends once a month. Their two daughters and their families live in Bermuda Dunes Country Club so he is fully committed to this area and loves living in SCSH. Joe believes it is time to give back to the community and volunteer for one of the Advisory Committees. It wasn’t difficult to decide which committee his experience as a CPA and CFO would be of most benefit, so he applied for the FAC.
Joe will start his service on the FAC beginning with our scheduled Special meeting on April 11, 2018. Please join us in welcoming Joe to FAC!
Written by Bill Wethe, Chairman of FAC