Inside Oakmont 1-11-2022

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Please Wear a Mask 

With a Sonoma County Covid-19 case increase of more than 2,100 in just one day, please remember to wear a mask inside all OVA facilities, regardless of vaccination status. OVA will follow all county requirements as they are made known or updated. It is now recommended to wear KN95 or N95 masks for the most effective fit and filtration. The California Department of Public Health has posted updated information on masking. Access it here: 

Cancellations and Meetings 

Many Oakmont clubs and organizations have scheduled in-person meetings in recent weeks, and now many are putting those on hold or cancelling. Please check with club leaders for the latest information on events and activities. If your club is cancelling an event please reach out to OVA’s Event Coordinator, Anita,

Office Closure 

Reminder: The OVA office will be closed Jan. 17 to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

CETC Fireside Chat  

The Community Education and Transparency Committee (CETC) is sponsoring three Fireside Chats specifically for all those Oakmont residents new to Oakmont. If you moved into Oakmont in 2021 or anytime during the pandemic these small group conversational events are designed for you. 
These facilitated Fireside Chats offer an opportunity for you to connect with other new residents, ask questions and share concern as well as expectations for living in our community. Members of CETC will be present at each Chat to assist with resource information. 

Friday Jan. 21 – Fireside room, Berger: 7 to 8:30 p.m.  to accommodate those who work during the day. 
Monday, Feb. 21 – CAC Room B – 10 to 11:30 a.m. 
Friday, March 18 – Fireside room, Berger: 1 to 2:30 p.m. 

Seating is limited and reservations are required by contacting Sue Aiken at
The agenda includes time for introductions, input from everyone on two to three topics, the sharing of resources and some additional Q & A. Have your questions heard and, if possible, answered at that time. All others will be recorded by scribe to address at a later time. 

Event Cancellations 

Garden Club Meeting Rescheduled 

Concern about the renewed COVID spread and Omicron Variant has been expressed to us. Additionally, we are advised that the parking lot at the East Rec will be closed to car traffic for that week. To that end, the Oakmont Garden Club feels it is prudent to cancel the January 11 General Meeting. Shirley Phillips presentation of “Trash Can Composting” is rescheduled to March 9. Please accept our apologies. 

Click here for more information: Trash-Can Composting – Oakmont Village 

SIR 92 Meeting

The in-person component of the SIR 92 Jan. 11 meeting, happening today, at 11 a.m. has been cancelled. The Zoom component is still happening, but now starting at 11:45 a.m.

Line Dancing

Evening Line Dancing at Berger with Steve Luther will be cancelled this Wednesday (1/12). Please stay tuned for updates about upcoming classes.

Music At Oakmont: Jan. 13 Concert 

Music at Oakmont deeply regrets announcing that Musica Pacifica has cancelled its Jan. 13 performance at Berger Center, because of Covid concerns. Every effort is being made to reschedule this concert, if possible during the 2021-22 season, and an update will be provided as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Singles Club Mixer 

Oakmont Singles Club Jan. 21 mixer jitterbug/swing dance instruction is cancelled due to the Covid surge. Please disregard the article concerning January’s mixer in the Oakmont news Jan. 8 publication. We look forward to seeing you at our February 18 mixer. 

OakMUG Speaker Cancelled 

The Oakmont Mac Users Group event previously scheduled for Jan. 22 has been postponed due to concerns regarding COVID-19. We will plan to hold our next meeting on March 19. Please stay tuned for more information. 

Club Happenings  

Futures Club

Car Safety: The End of Fender Benders? 

Wed., Jan. 12, 4 p.m. 

Don’t you wish that driving a car would be totally safe – for you and the other driver on the road? 
Most new cars already have rear cameras – handy for not backing into someone and front cameras so you don’t drive over a curb. Side view mirrors can now alert you to blind spots so you can safely pass. 
Most seniors don’t want to give up the freedom of being able to drive their cars but finding a way to keep you and others safe has been a challenge. Learn about these new features and share your own experiences of avoiding that close call with features on your car. 

Join Zoom Meeting 

Meeting ID: 848 9497 7666 
Passcode: 769743 
One tap mobile 
+16699006833,,84894977666# US (San Jose) 

Men’s Bible Study 

Interested in learning about the greatest story ever told and the number one best seller of all time? 
The Men’s Bible Study Club invites you to join in every Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the East Rec Center. We plan to meet January 13. 

Sunday Symposium

Friends of Freedom 

Now Live at the Berger (Masks Required EXCEPT for the Presenter) and on Zoom Info on our Website

Jan 16, 2022 
Dr. Sulayman Clark 
“Friends of Freedom: 
The Battle for the Heart & Soul of America” 

When a nation is strongly divided, can a handful of people make a difference? In a turbulent period in American history (1837 to 1877), “Friends of Freedom” details how conscientious citizens bravely upheld the lofty principles of American freedom and democracy during those times of great calamity and uncertainty. Their deep-seated commitment enabled them to persevere and promote social reforms that changed the course of human history. 

Cal Alumni Club

Cal Alumni Club Dinner at Oak 

The Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont is pleased to announce that a dinner at the Valley of the Moon Club, Oak Restaurant, on Jan. 26. The price is $48, which includes hosted cocktails, appetizers, a buffet dinner featuring tri-tip and salmon, roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and salads. A vegetarian option is available with advance notice. Dessert, wine, coffee, and tea are included 

We will follow the COVID mandates that are in place at that time. 

Payment and reservations must be received by Jan. 14, and no refunds or reservations will be taken after that date. Please call Linda Williams at 707.322.6272 for reservation and payment information. If you are not an alumni of UC Berkeley, please consider attending as a “Friend of Cal.” Linda can give you information on that as well.