Inside Oakmont 1-18-2022

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Board Meeting Today 

Zoom and Live Streaming Presentation 
Tuesday, January 18 – 1:00 p.m. 
ZOOM Webinar and Video Teleconferencing 

If you would like to join on Zoom or watch the live-stream, please visit this page at the time of the Board meeting: 
1-18-2022 Board Meeting – Oakmont Village 

In-person attendance at the board meeting is not an option at this time. If you cannot join via Zoom but would like your comment read during Open Forum, please send it to: 

Town Hall 

February 1 at 1 p.m. 

Balance, Nutrition, and Healthy Aging 

Presented by Brooke Brand, MM, MSN of Providence Health 

Agenda & Zoom info coming soon. 

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, January 21 – on Zoom only. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Link sent once registered. 
Monday, February 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 later. 

Oak at Valley of the Moon Club 

Oak is changing its hours of operation in January and February 
Monday – Friday open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday 
Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

All menus are available for takeout. Call 707-539-0415, extension 5 to order. 

Check out the Website Calendar of events for January and February events:  

Cancellations & Date Changes 

The recent surge in Covid cases and a Sonoma County health order limiting indoor attendance at events have prompted many Oakmont clubs and organizations to cancel meetings or restructure to online Zoom meetings or hybrids. The County order limits indoor gatherings to 50 people or less and to 12 or less for vulnerable populations. Masking is required regardless of vaccination status. The listings below may not be inclusive of all club cancellations and postponements. Please check with club leaders for updated information.  

Oakmont Volunteer Drivers On Hold 

The OVH Board regrets that we are temporarily not scheduling rides to medical appointments due to the recent surge in Covid cases. Please check Oakmont News and Inside Oakmont for notifications on resuming the driving schedule.  

Movies At Oakmont 

Movies at Oakmont will suspend operations for the duration of the current county health order, which is initially set to end on Feb. 11. 

OakMUG Rescheduled 

The Oakmont Mac Users Group event previously scheduled for Jan. 22 has been postponed due to concerns regarding COVID-19. The  next meeting is scheduled for March 19.  

Oakmont Lanes Wii Bowling on Hiatus 

Due to the Sonoma County health order, Oakmont Lanes Club is cancelling Wii Bowling activity until further notice. There is a possibility February 15 will be our Winter League 2022 Week #1. All captains will be notified when the games are able to resume. Check for any updates. Terry Leuthner, cell 707-291-3023. 

Canine Club Cancelled Events 

The following events sponsored by the Oakmont Canine Club are cancelled: 

Saturday, Jan. 22 

At the Happy Tails Dog Park: “Doodle Dog” Play Date  

Friday, Jan. 28 
Belle and Peri’s Yappy Hour Dog Walk 

Monday, Feb. 7 
Belle and Peri’s Yappy Hour Dog Walk 

Oakmont Canine Club is hopeful that sponsored events scheduled to take place after Feb. 11 will proceed as planned 

For more Oakmont Canine Club sponsored events available to all Oakmont residents, go to: 

AARP Tax-Aide Delays Start 

The start of AARP Tax-Aide service at Oakmont is being delayed. The first day of tax service will now be Wednesday Feb. 16 and be held on Mondays and Wednesdays through April 18. The hours will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

You must have an appointment to get service. No appointments will be made at the site. The appointment line will open on January 24 and the number will be published in the next edition of the Inside Oakmont E-Blast and in the Oakmont News. 

Another date to mark on your calendar – Thursday Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. when we will distribute AARP Tax Intake Booklets in front of the Berger Center. If you miss the distribution don’t worry – you can also pick up a packet anytime during tax hours, but we encourage you to pick up a copy at the distribution event if you can. Your tax appointment will go quicker if your Intake Booklet is completed before your appointment time. 

Club Happenings 

Just for Fun Games Club: Zoom Bingo 

Oakmont’s Just for Fun Games Club invites you to join us this Saturday at 1 p.m. for our Virtual Bingo Game. 

Register to play by sending an email to: 

Include your name, email address, and telephone number. (If you don’t use email, you may call or text Jeri Phillips at (714) 883-3126 to register.) 

BINGO CARDS: After you register you will receive confirmation with instructions on how to access Bingo Cards to use when we play on Saturday. 
GAME DAY: You will receive instructions on how to connect to our Virtual Bingo Game using Zoom or your telephone. 
EVERYONE WELCOME! There is no fee to play, and one lucky player will win a gift certificate to the Oakmont Village Market. Please join us as we visit with our neighbors, and play Bingo… Just for Fun! 

Oakmont Sunday Symposium 

Due to the alarming increase of Covid-19 cases in Sonoma County, we have decided to cancel the live portion of Sunday Symposium programs, at least though the first week of February. The presentations will still be available on Zoom. We appreciate your support and hope things will improve soon so performances at the Berger can safely resume. 

Linda Suhr 
“Live With Joy Now! 
(… But … Plan Ahead)” 
Jan. 23 – 10:30 a.m. 

Your life is going along beautifully – until one day it doesn’t. Have you planned ahead? Or will you – and those you love – desperately wish you had? No one wants to think about end-of-life stuff – and lots of people never do think about it. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop the inevitable from happening. Linda Suhr will help even the most resistant of us to think about and to plan ahead so that we and our loved ones will not be caught by surprise or to be unprepared. 

Join on Zoom 
Meeting ID: 864 7004 2105 
Passcode: 981201 
One tap mobile +16699006833,86470042105# US (San Jose) 

Oakmont Genealogy 

Our next club meeting will be Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. The focus will be understanding how DNA analysis is done and how to use it for genealogical research. The January meeting will be Zoom only. 

If you would like to participate, email us at 

OVA and Kiwanis Shred-A-Thon 

The Oakmont/Kiwanis Shred-A-Thon is Friday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or when the truck is full and cannot accept any more paper. If you want to make sure your paper items get shredded, come early. By 11 :30 or noon, it is often too late, and a full truck has already left. 

Please do not bring newspapers, heavy cardboard files or magazines. Only bring important paperwork you want to shred. Cars line up at the Berger Parking Lot and Kiwaniains in blue jackets will direct you. At your turn, open your trunk or door and Kiwanis members will lift your boxes/bags out, empty them and return the boxes to you. Any donations you care to give the Oakmont Kiwanis Club are gladly accepted.  During the pandemic Kiwanis has not been able to hold fundraisers. Kiwanis is a non-profit service Club. Your donations are used for the children, schools, and community projects the club supports. 

Pre-Omicron, Kiwanis met for breakfast meeting every Thursday morning at the Berger Center at 8 a.m. with the meeting taking place 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. 
Until this latest Covid variant gets controlled all meetings are on Zoom. 
Contact Fran Lazzarini, email or cell 928-202-1105 

Tastings Club Membership Signup 

The Tasting Club (TEC) is offering 2022 memberships for $20 to Oakmont Residents. Events have limited attendance to 50 members because they are interactive with volunteers pouring wines and an emcee hosting with an interactive keypad system for rating, guessing and playing trivia. Registration is through EventBrite: 
TEC Membership includes these benefits: 
• Priority seating at events 
• Reduced per-event charge 
• Access to potential TEC specials being negotiated with wineries and retailers 
• End of the year no-charge ‘TEC Members Only’ party, with wines provided by TEC 
There will be at least four club events available to Oakmont residents and subject to Oakmont COVID policies, including:  
(1) ‘Wineries around Hwy 12, currently scheduled for March 31 
(2) ‘Wines from around the World’ 
(3) ‘Everyday Wines vs Exclusive Wines’ 
(4) The Holiday Event: ‘Bubbles: Sparkling Wines and Champagne’ 
Prices for each event vary and will be announced later. 
To purchase memberships, follow the link to For questions or comments, please contact us at 

SIR 92: A New Year, A New Policy 

SIR (Seniors in Retirement) 92 is leading the change in membership by piloting women as full members. 

SIR has been a men’s club over the years with social activities for men. Branch 92 is opening the door to all to join and enjoy the social activities designed for all seniors. Branch 92 has invited women as guests for years. Now women may participate in all activities and roles as full members. We all know that creating a club means it takes a village to make it happen. We have enjoyed having women as speakers, editing our newsletter, decorating our special events having them come as guests. Now, we would like to have women join us in decision making roles as well. 

Sir 92 will meet Feb. 8, at 11:30 a.m. on Zoom and will feature one of Oakmont’s treasures, John Phillips, who runs the Fitness Center and will address the special exercises and dietary matters that pertain to seniors. For information on joining the meeting on Zoom and on becoming a member of Seniors in Retirement #92, contact: 

Jazz Club Valentine’s Day Cabaret 

Feb. 14 – 2 p.m. – Berger Center – $32 

Charity Goodin-Sanen, Jamie Davis, Larry Dunlap, Dan Feiszli, David Rokeach 

In response to many requests, the Oakmont Jazz Club will once again present the Valentine’s Day Cabaret. 

Come listen to the lovely voice of Charity Goodin-Sanen, and one of the strongest male jazz baritones in the world today, the Count Basie alumnus, Jamie Davis. 

The accompanying trio are some of the most outstanding musicians in the Bay Area today. Larry Dunlap’s has been praised by the San Francisco Examiner as “one of the best pianists around – anywhere.” Dan Feiszli has played on concert stages, festivals and clubs nationwide and internationally with a diverse range of artists. David Rokeach toured with Ray Charles both nationally and internationally. You will not want to miss this concert. 

All Sonoma County health orders will be in effect. Proof of vaccination and face masks are required.