Inside Oakmont 3-8-2022

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Board Candidates Webpage 

Did you watch Candidates Night? Have you read the Board candidate bios in the Oakmont Newspaper? If not, the Candidates Night video, candidate bios, and more are now all available online at oakmontvillage.com/candidates.


New Resident Reception 

April 26, 6:30 p.m. – Berger Center

If you are among people who have moved to Oakmont over the past year and yearn for information on how the community works, your opportunity is coming up. The New Residents Reception is an annual tradition. It will be a nighttime event at the Berger Center, on April 26 starting at 6:30 p.m. 

Vice President of the Board of Directors Heidi Klyn will explain how the Oakmont Village Association works and how members can involve themselves and get questions answered. 

Christel Antone, Architectural Office Director, will outline how it affects homeowners and regulates many aspects of living in Oakmont. 

Refreshments will be served. Who is eligible to attend? If you moved to Oakmont after September 2021, this one is for you. The OVA staff will mail invitations to people they know fit that description, but if in doubt you should be there. 


After Events, Please Remove Signs 

If you are placing signs on interior or exterior walls for your event, whether they be signs for masking or directing attendees to a preferred entrance, please remember to remove signs after your event has ended. 


Please Report Website Issues 

Are you having trouble with the Oakmont website? Does the layout seem weird on your device? Have you found a link that is no longer working? Is there something missing on a particular page? 

Please watch the video on this page to learn how you can easily report website problems to OVA: 
How to report issues on OakmontVillage.com – Oakmont Village 

You can report website issues and much more by visiting the Contact Us button at the bottom of every page on this website:


CETC Fireside Chats 

Did you recently move into Oakmont? If yes, then please consider joining Oakmont’s Community Education & Transparency Committee for one of their upcoming fireside chats in the Berger Center on the following dates: 

Friday, March 18 – Fireside room, Berger – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM 
Friday, April 22 – CAC Room B – 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (especially for those that work during the day) 

A reservation is required to help preserve the small group format. Please RSVP by emailing Sue Aiken at Slaiken5440@gmail.com

The agenda for this meeting includes time for introductions, input from everyone on two or three topics, and some additional questions and answers. This is a great opportunity to meet other new arrivals and help us learn more about your interests, background, and how you might volunteer in our community. 


What’s Happening in Oakmont?


Futures Club

The Impact of Microgrids and Distributed Energy 

Wednesday, March 9, 4 p.m. – Zoom Only 

The meeting will be a more in depth look at how microgrids and distributed energy can reduce our carbon footprint. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83605779825?pwd=NVFDRnFpWWFtWlIrdnpZaVNXaE5CZz09 
Meeting ID: 836 0577 9825 
Passcode: 746162 

The Oakmont Futures Club is chartered to keep Oakmont residents up to date with technical advances that will impact us during the next 2-10 years. Our website is OakmontFuture.com. Our email is futureoakmont@gmail.com


Pianist, Einav Yarden 

Thursday, March 10, 1:30 p.m. – Berger Center – $25 

Einav Yarden will present a delightful and varied recital including works by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Brahms, and the contemporary Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös.  Berlin-based Yarden, a favorite with Oakmont audiences since her debut here in 2014, comes to Music at Oakmont directly following her highly praised performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with the Jerusalem Symphony, in Israel. 

Program details are available at www.musicatoakmont.org

Please note: For the safety and comfort of all, please wear your mask throughout this concert, and have ready your proof of vaccination, which will be checked at the door. 

ADMISSION: $25 at the door, cash or check made out to Music at Oakmont, or your season pass.


Spring Potluck 

Friday, March 11, 5 p.m. – Berger Center 

The Oakmont Rovers RV Club is holding its Spring Potluck on Friday, March 11 and you are invited. The event will be held in the Fireside Room of the Berger Center with Happy Hour at 5 p.m. and dinner to follow at about 6 p.m. As with all Rovers events, this one is BYOB. 

The Rovers share an interest in the joys of RV travel and camaraderie. We plan 6 to 8 trips a year to places of interest in California and the West. From the Pacific Coast to Oregon and Arizona, we go where our members take us. We also get together 4 times a year for companionship and good food and beverage. All RV owners interested in the club are welcome to attend and are under no obligation to join. The club even provides the meal. 

If you are interested in attending the dinner, please contact Jeff Hickman either by sending an email to jeff@hickman.cc or calling (707) 282-9350. We would like to know how many people are coming so we can be sure the club has enough food. 

For more information about the Rovers, check out our website at Oakmontrovers.com. 

OVA’s Covid 19 vaccination and mask regulations will be followed. 


Sunday Symposium

Dianna MacDonald: New Santa Rosa City Council Member Representing Oakmont 

Sunday, March 13, 10:30 a.m. – Berger Center and on Zoom 
($3 donation requested). 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86470042105?pwd=ZlFMK2VLQ2V1SnZiSU5Db3h3MWlyZz09 
Meeting ID: 864 7004 2105 
Passcode: 981201  

Here is an opportunity to let our new Santa Rosa City Council representative know what issues are important to the Oakmont community. Dianna MacDonald, who was appointed by the council on Feb. 8 after Jack Tibbetts resigned in December of last year, will be our speaker at the Berger on Dec. 13. She represents District 2, which includes Oakmont, Skyhawk and Bennett Valley. Come meet her and show her that Oakmont actively cares about what she does on the Council. 

MacDonald is a fourth-generation resident of Sonoma County and has lived a total of 40 years in Santa Rosa. She is part-owner of North Bay Commercial Services, a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractor. She was also the president of the California State PTA from 2017 to 2019 and currently serves as a legislative advocate for the parent-teacher organization. She is also the county representative for the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, sits on the board of the Rincon Vallejo Education Foundation and is co-chair of the California State Literacy Task Force. 

Info on our Website http://oakmontsundaysymposium.org/live.html 


Movies at Oakmont

WHERE: Berger Center 

SCREENING DAYS AND TIMES: Sundays, 2:00 pm. 

HOSTS: Al & Carol Haggerty, Mike McInnis, Julie Ward, Jeff Neuman. 

NOTE: All films are shown with English subtitles when possible, free of charge—compliments of the OVA.

In the Heat of the Night (1967) run time 1:50 

Movies at Oakmont honors Sydney Poitier (Feb 20, 1927-Jan 6, 2022) 
A black Philadelphia police detective is mistakenly suspected of a local murder while passing through a racially hostile Mississippi town, and after being cleared is reluctantly asked by the police chief to investigate the case. 


Canine Club

Woofers’ Yappy Hour Dog Walk 

Monday March 14, 10 a.m. – Meet at West Rec Picnic Area 

Yappy Hour Dog Walk is a casual, approximately one-mile round-trip. Feel free to strut your stuff or walk, run, skip, or prance, all at your own comfortable pace. This is not a race. Bring water for yourself and your pup and wear good walking shoes. Yappy Hour Dog Walk is open to all Oakmont residents and their furry companion(s). Please come and join the pack. Rain cancels. 

This event is sponsored by the Oakmont Canine Club. For more Oakmont Canine Club sponsored events available to all Oakmont residents, go to: http://oakmontcanineclub.org/events 


Oakmont Progressives Club

California Clean Money Campaign in Oakmont

Monday, March 14, 6:30 p.m. – East Rec Center 

Fight to Limit Influence of Big Money in California Politics 

Every issue we care about in California is affected by ballot measures on which billionaires and other big money special interests spend hundreds of millions to buy the results they want. 

Since 2001 the California Clean Money Campaign, the state’s leading election reform group, has worked to reduce this  influence by shedding light on the identity of funders. David Schmidt, longtime activist, and volunteer coordinator for CCMC in San Francisco and the North Bay, will speak at the Oakmont Progressives Club monthly meeting Monday, March 14th, 6:30/social half hour, 7 PM/main event, East Rec Center. 

In 2017, the California Clean Money Campaign sponsored the nation-leading California DISCLOSE Act, which mandates clear disclosure of the top three actual contributors on ads for propositions. 

This year CCMC is following up on that victory by sponsoring the Ballot DISCLOSE Act, AB 1416, to require that the people and organizations signing the pro and con arguments for propositions in the state ballot booklet also be shown on the ballots, so voters will know the leading opponents and proponents when they vote—since so many voters do not read the ballot booklet, or do not recall the opponents/proponents when they vote. AB 1416 passed the State Assembly on Jan. 31 and is currently in the State Senate. 


General Apple Update by Ronnie Roach 

Saturday, March 19, 2 p.m. – East Rec 

Please hold the date of March 19 at 2 PM for our first meeting of 2022. OAKMUG usually meets on the third Saturday but because we have lost our usual space at the West we are having to compensate, and some dates may not be the 3rd Saturday. The future dates for 2022 are scheduled for the EAST REC CENTER. Please note the dates: March 19, May 21, July 16, September 17, and November 12. 

Ronnie Roach is the speaker for our March meeting. The topic will be a general Apple update. 

For those who may be new to Oakmont, or to our users’ group, OakMUG (Oakmont Macintosh Users Group) is a team of residents who share an interest in home computing using Apple products: iMacs, MacBooks, iPhones, iPads, MacOS, iOS, and other Apple offerings. We hold regular meetings with interesting topics presented by computer professionals and provide a forum for exchanging ideas and getting answers to our members’ questions. We will be reaching out to you by e-mail if you were a past OakMUG member.

If you are interested in joining our OAKMUG group, you may attend our meeting and pay your $10 dues at the door.


Spring Class Preview

Wednesday, March 23, 3 – 5 p.m. – Berger Center 
Come meet and talk with the instructors of our exciting Spring Class line-up.

The Rise of Rabbinic Judaism and Classical Christianity 
Instructor: Rev. Bruce Bramlett 

Women in Rock: The First Decade 
Instructor: Richie Unterberger 

Jazz History and Appreciation – The First 100 years 
Instructor: Pete Estabrook 

Insights to Art: John Singer Sargent, Judy Chicago, and the Barnes Collection 
Instructor: Linda Loveland Reid 

OLL complies with all state and federal COVID guidelines. Proof of vaccination is required. 


Jared Freiburg and The Vagabonds 

April 12, 6 p.m. in the Berger Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 

OVA Presents from Broadway’s “Million Dollar Quartet” Jared Freiburg and The Vagabonds. 

Celebrating the early years of rock & roll featuring songs from Elvis to Sinatra to Jerry Lee Lewis and much more! 

Tickets: $15 

Sold in advance at the OVA Office