Inside Oakmont 2-15-2022

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Board Meeting

Zoom and Live Streaming Presentation 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 – 1:00 p.m.
Open Meeting 

Please visit this page to watch the live stream or join the Zoom:
https://oakmontvillage.com/article/2-15-2022-board-meeting/ 


Candidates Forum

This event is now scheduled for attendance in-person and via Zoom. 

The candidates have tossed their names into the ring for four open positions on the OVA Board of Directors and will be announced at the Regular Board meeting February 15th at 1:00 p.m. With the election slated to begin the first week in March. You can send in questions for the candidates at askOVA@oakmontvillage.com


Junk the Junipers – Volunteers Needed  

March 16- 22 

April 20-26  

The Junk the Junipers team needs your help for the 2022 events, with tasks ranging from parking lot monitors to those who have a pickup truck and will travel in Oakmont. Needs include: 

  • Willing to work a 2–3-hour shift in the Berger parking lot to direct juniper drop offs and monitor materials. 
  • Pickup truck owners who can help haul cut junipers from residents’ curbside to Berger (for those who cannot make other arrangements). 
  • Any help for less able Oakmont neighbors in any way to get junipers cleared from properties. 

Under the OVA’s Firewise Landscape Policy, junipers must be removed entirely from properties (up to 30 feet) by Sept 1, 2022. During the two weeks of Junk the Junipers, owners can haul cut junipers to the Berger, where they will be chipped and disposed of for free. Only junipers will be accepted at the events.  

If have questions or need help, contact OVA’s Community Relations Specialist, Dani Hannigan:
dani@oakmontvillage.com – (707) 308-4251 


Club Leaders: Notice To Update Contact Information 

Is your club listed in OVA’s Activity Contact Sheet? This document is posted on our website and handed out to every new resident upon registering  at the OVA Administration Office. You can check the Activity Contact Sheet here to make sure your club’s information is up to date: 
Activity Contact Sheet – Club/Group Emails & Numbers – Oakmont Village 

If  your club’s information needs updating, please fill out the form linked below to send your request to OVA’s Event Coordinator: 
Club and Activity Contact Collection Form – Oakmont Village 

NOTE: Submissions should only be completed by the person who is the club’s official events contact and who is the individual responsible for requesting event space with OVA’s Events Coordinator. 


Happening in Oakmont


Oakmont Technology Learning Center (OTLC) Spring 2022 class registration will open on Tuesday, Mar. 1, at oakmont-learning.org and must be done online. Classes start the week of Mar. 21 and continue into mid-May. OTLC classes are popular and  fill up fast. The course schedule and detailed descriptions will be posted online early morning Mar. 1 will also be posted outside the CAC (Central Activity Center) classroom. 

Classes being offered this Spring are Mac, PC (Windows 10), Chromebooks, Zoom, Spreadsheets, Quicken, Google Apps, Android phones, iPhones, iPhone Photos, iPad, and Health & Safety Apps for iPhone. Most classes are in-person; a few are on Zoom. 

OTLC will be adhering to all OVA and Sonoma County Covid-19 restrictions, and instructors may also require masks and/or proof of vaccination/boosters. As always, classes may be subject to cancellation due to PSPS (Public Safety Power Shutoff) or changing facility restrictions for Covid-19. 


Invest Oak

Friday, Feb 18 10 a.m. – Venue scheduled for Room B, CAC 

The February meeting of InvestOak club will discuss key topics indicated below. Open discussion is encouraged. 

  • Summary review of one of the greatest years in US stock market history – 2021 
  • How is the economy doing in early 2022? 
  • Has inflation caused you to change your buying habits? 
  • What about Cryptocurrency? Is it better than Gold? 
  • Projections for 2022 stock market, including Fed actions, global politics and crises and other economic trends.

For the rest of the year InvestOAK meetings will be held on the third Friday of the month. Members can expect an email notice in the days preceding the meeting. For further information or to join the distribution list for meeting notices contact leonard.grosso @ yahoo.com. 


Sunday Symposium

Feb. 20 – 10:30 a.m. – on Zoom and in Berger Center 
Elizabeth McLellan: “The Silent Epidemic: Sex Trafficking in Our World” 

While distributing medical supplies and equipment around the world, Elizabeth McLellan’s Partners for World Health came face to face with the pervasive and ugly realities of sex trafficking. She will talk about the challenges worldwide of this brutal practice and then focus in on her personal experience confronting it in Bangladesh. 

Zoom Info: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86470042105?pwd=ZlFMK2VLQ2V1SnZiSU5Db3h3MWlyZz09 
Meeting ID: 864 7004 2105 
Passcode: 981201 
One tap mobile +16699006833,,86470042105# US (San Jose) 
Go to oakmontsundaysymposium.org/live for details 


Silver Guys of Oakmont Host Potluck 

If permitted by local health orders, the Silver Guys of Oakmont will host a potluck on Sunday, Feb. 20 in the East Recreation Center from 2 – 5 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring food and beverage to share. 

Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination upon entering the East Recreation Center. Silver Guys of Oakmont provides an opportunity for gay men and their friends at Oakmont to enjoy non-political social, educational, and community service activities together. Although the group is primarily gay men, all men living in Oakmont are welcome to join us. 


Movies at Oakmont

Movies at Oakmont is back!  We’ll be at the Berger Center, 2 PM each Sunday afternoon, the movies are shown free of charge.  Here are our plans for the next few weeks:

  • Sunday, February 20, 2022  –  Green Book
  • Sunday, February 27, 2022  –  Seabiscuit
  • Sunday, March 6, 2022     –   Cry Macho
  • Sunday, March 13, 2022   –    In the Heat of the Night
  • Sunday, March 20, 2022   –    Respect
  • Sunday, March 27, 2022   –    Encanto
  • Sunday, April 3, 2022   –     A River Runs Through It
  • Sunday, April 10, 2022    –   Doubt
  • Sunday, April 17, 2022   –    Crazy Stupid Love
  • Sunday, April 24, 2022    –   King Richard

Community Education & Transparency Committee
Winter Fireside Chats for Newcomers to Oakmont 

Did you move to Oakmont recently? Consider attending one of the following Chats just for you: 

Monday, Feb. 21 – CAC Room B – 10 to 11:30 a.m. 
Friday, March 18 – Fireside room, Berger – 1 to 2:30 p.m. 

A reservation is required to preserve facilitated small group format. The agenda includes time for introductions, input from everyone on two to three topics, the sharing of resources and some additional Q&A. Come to meet other new arrivals and help us learn more about your interests, concerns and needs. Reserve your space by emailing Sue Aiken at Slaiken5440@gmail.com.  


Oakmont Democratic Club – Meet the Local Candidates 

Major decisions will be made in the June primary regarding both the US Congress and local law enforcement. The Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Zoom meeting features sheriff candidate Kevin Burke, district attorney candidate Carla Rodriguez, and Ronen Schatsky, campaign field director for U.S Rep. Josh Harder. 

Former Healdsburg Chief of Police, Burke is endorsed by the Democratic Party and is seeking to bring serious reforms to the County Sheriff’s Department, which has been subject to multiple lawsuits in recent years. 

Carla Rodriguez, who is running for District Attorney, has been endorsed by both U.S Rep. Mike Thompson and current District Attorney Jill Ravitch. Ms. Rodriguez has served in the District Attorney’s office for over 24 years and has prosecuted cases ranging from homicides and elder abuse to environmental violations. 

Congressman Harder, whom Oakmont helped elect in 2018, is facing a fierce fight, as redistricting radically changed his district and has him facing a well-funded Republican. 

All Oakmonters are welcome to attend. More information and the zoom link are available at the ODC website: oakmontdemclub.com


Sha-Boom: The Everly Brothers Experience + The ZMeds-Trio Show 

Mar. 4 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.) 
$35 – Please make checks payable to Sha-Boom  

Be ready for a fun filled night with two 45-minute sets with a 15-minute break in between featuring these fantastic entertainers from Nashville. 

You can bring your own food and drink. You will have round table seating for eight per table. I would suggest you pay early for the best seating. If you want to sit with friends, you need to put all names and payments in one envelope otherwise you may not be sitting with them. You can have one person pay for all seats then collect from the others, but keep in mind, no refunds. We will have cookies, lemon water, coffee, and ice available. You can leave your checks in the Sha-Boom folder in the OVA office, mail them to 7111 Oak Leaf Drive, or put them in my mail slot at the top of the driveway right side of garage door. If you have any questions, feel free to call me at 707-539-6666 or e-mail me at haversonr@comcast.net.  


Free SRJC (Santa Rosa Junior College) Watercolor Classes 

Free art classes online, previously offered at Oakmont Gardens, are now open for registration by anyone with a California Mailing address. To apply and enroll click here: 
older-adults.santarosa.edu/join-class 

Schedule for Spring 2022 

Section # Day Time Subject 
5850 Tues 12:30-3:30 Watercolor Painting 
5873 Wed 10-1 Drawing with Watercolor pencils 
4062 Wed 1-4 Watercolor Painting 
6336 Thurs 1-4 Drawing with Watercolor Pencils 
4562 Fri 10-1 Portraits- Drawing and painting 
4087 Fri 1-4 Watercolor Painting 

Adriane Hatkoff teaches these classes using Self-expression with an 
emphasis on various techniques. 

ALL classes are for every level of experience or no experience with open enrollment. The semester runs through the end of May. Regular attendance required. To learn more click here to contact Adriane