Inside Oakmont 4-19-2022

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Board Meeting

Berger Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – 1:00 PM

ZOOM Webinar And Video Teleconferencing Option:
If you would like to speak during the open forum, please visit the agenda for the Zoom link:
4-19-2022 Regular Agenda and Packet – Oakmont Village

If you do not plan to speak during open forum, or cannot use Zoom, please watch with this link:
https://oakmontvillage.com/live

If you cannot join via Zoom but would like your open forum comment read, please send it to
AskOVA@oakmontvillage.com.


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Friday, April 22, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(NO MORE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE)

Friday, April 29, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(NO MORE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE)

Friday, May 6, 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE)


Berger Center 

Covid-19 vaccines and boCovid-19 vaccines and boosters will be available at the Berger Center April 22, April 29, and May 6. Safeway Pharmacies will administer the vaccines.  The COVID-19 vaccine is free to all eligible participants regardless of insurance coverage, including Kaiser members. Register for vaccines at this link: 

 Use this link to sign up: 
https://www.mhealthsystem.com/Oakmont 

Bring the following documents to the clinic: 

  • Medical prescription card 
  • Medicare B card 
  • filled-out consent form (provided to you after signing up online
  • CDC vaccine card 

OHI CPR & AED Training

Oakmont Health Initiative Free Hands-Only CPR and AED Training 

Wednesday, April 20, 10:30 a.m. – Berger Center 

Oakmont Health Initiative invites the whole of Oakmont to a class that will offer CPR instruction and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). If CPR and/or a defibrillator is used within the first minute, the survival rate can be as high as 90%. If used within the first 3 to 5 minutes, the likelihood of survival is roughly 74%. Please make time, come to this one-time class, and learn how you could make someone else lucky. 

(Covid protocols will be respected at this event) 


Last Chance To Junk Your Junipers…

… with free dumping at Berger Center.

April 20 – April 26 
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Oakmont residents are again being urged to Junk the Juniper from their entire yards, front and back. 

Homeowners can drop off cut junipers during this last week for disposal free of charge at the Berger Center parking lot; the ornamental shrubs will be chipped and hauled away. 

In 2021, homeowners cleared juniper and other highly-combustible plants and materials from the zero to 5-foot zone immediately around homes, adhering to the OVA’s Firewise Landscape Policy.  This year, OVA’s Firewise Landscape Policy requires junipers be removed entirely from all Oakmont properties by August 31, 2022. 

Only junipers from Oakmont properties will be accepted at the event. No root balls will be accepted.
If interested in volunteering please contact Danielle Hannigan in the OVA Architectural Office, dani@oakmontvillage.com or by calling 707-539-1611 extension 5. 
For a list of service providers who can help with cutting and hauling juniper to Berger, contact Danielle Hannigan: dani@oakmontvillage.com.


NOAA Weather Radio Warning Test 

The City of Santa Rosa, County of Sonoma and National Weather Service Bay Area will conduct a countywide test of the Non-Weather Emergency Message system using NOAA Weather Radios on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 12 p.m. 

At noon, a test emergency message will be broadcast to all NOAA Weather Radios (NWRs) throughout Sonoma County. The NWR warning alarm will sound one time, then be followed by a short test message, and then a closing alarm tone. This test message will be transmitted as a Civil Emergency Message and the words “Civil Emergency Message” may scroll across the NWR displays of compatible radios. The NWR test cycle will play through only one time. 

Only those with a NWR within Sonoma County will be able to participate in this test. NWR owners should check that warning alarms are enabled for Civil Emergency Messages to take part in this test. Additionally, make sure the NWR is plugged in, with back up batteries installed, and set up per the radio manufacturer instructions. 

* Please Note: If an extreme weather event is forecasted the test alert and warning exercise will be canceled. 

Any questions, email Oakmont OEPC oakmontert@gmail.com.


Jewish Interest Group 

The Jewish Interest Group (JIG) will have monthly meetings and will focus on cultural, educational and social aspects of Judaism. This will be via speakers, books, music, food and videos. 
 
Initial meeting will discuss the desired dates, time and location of the group’s meeting. 
 
Howard Sidorsky is forming the group and please reach him at 510-501-8750 via a call or text, also via email at howard@sidorsky.com to show your interest in having such a group within our community. The group is open to everyone in Oakmont. 


Oakmont Energy Resilience Committee Survey

As part of the community microgrid designing and planning process, the Oakmont Energy Resilience Committee needs an inventory of the solar panel systems currently existing in Oakmont.  If your home has solar panels only or solar panels and battery backup, please fill out this brief survey: Oakmont Solar Survey (2022) – Oakmont Village


Upcoming Events


Sunday Symposium

Sunday, April 24, 10:30 a.m. – Berger Center and on Zoom
Marcus Trotta, Sonoma County Hydrologist 
Understanding Sonoma County Groundwater

We’ll take a deep dive to understand the three aquifers that supply about 60% of the water used in the Sonoma Valley.  The talk will cover the Sonoma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Plan, new data from aerial remote sensing, and the latest state laws impacting groundwater use. 

You Can Join Our Zoom Session By Clicking HERE 
 
Which is the same as: 
Meeting ID:     864 7004 2105   with Passcode:   981201 
OR By Phone: 
One tap mobile +1 669 900 6833,, 864 700 4210 5# US (San Jose) 


Movies at Oakmont

WHERE: Berger Center 
SCREENING DAY AND TIME: Sundays, 2 p.m. 
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 OVA. 

April 24: King Richard 
2021, PG-13, run time 2:14 

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams. 


Community Education & Transparency Committee

Fireside Chat 

Friday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. – Central Activity Center: Room B 

Moved to Oakmont during the pandemic? Consider attending our Fireside Chat. All welcome, especially those that work during the day. Reservation 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, background and how you might volunteer in our community. Have your questions heard and, if possible, answered at that time. All others will be recorded by a scribe to address at a later time. 

Please make a reservation for one of the Chats by emailing Sue Aiken at Slaiken5440@gmail.com 
*Community Education and Transparency Committee 


7th Sons & Picazo Café Food Truck

What: The 7th Sons-A tribute to the greatest classic rock songs of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
When: April 23
Where: Berger Center
Time: Doors open at 5:00, music starts at 6:30
Cost: $20

Food trucks will be present for your dining pleasure.
5:00 – 7:15 PM 
Tables and chairs will be out on the plaza to dine

Masks must be worn. Due to the increase in COVID cases within our community, we are insisting that masks be worn at our events. Only remove your masks at your table when actively eating or drinking. Please, folks, your mask is your friend.

Click Here To Register Online

Proof of Vaccination:
In order to create the safest environment and still provide enjoyable entertainment, Boomers is asking all attendees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID -19. Please bring your vax card or a photo thereof to each event.


Oakmont Genealogy

What Have You Found in the 1950 Census? 

The census taker at work

In case you missed it, the 1950 census is now available online. What a great opportunity to find you and your family. It’s available now on https://1950census.archives.gov/search/. Not a great index, but it’s a start! 

Hope everyone has been enjoying what they’ve found in the 1950 census. How many of our families were living in duplexes! Some people have enjoyed looking at the house they lived in (if it’s still there, just Google the address). And it can be fun to look around and find other families and children who lived nearby. 

Bring your findings and questions to the meeting on the 25th and share what you’ve found. The census taker wrote at the top of the page for my grandparents that she had to walk 3 ½ miles up a dirt road to get to the farm where they lived. 

The club will meet in person in East Rec at 1 PM on the 25th. Here’s the Zoom links: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81360706136?pwd=RVdMemNBdFI3WmUzOHpOR0VkY0JuQT09

Meeting ID: 813 6070 6136 
Passcode: 182389 

One tap mobile 
+16699006833,,81360706136# US (San Jose) 


Map Your Neighborhood Be Oakmont Ready

1st meeting is Thursday, April 28 at Berger, Room G. 
Monthly Meetings are the 4th Thursday of every month at 11:00 AM. 

Discussions will include learning how to develop MYN neighborhood teams, making emergency plans, preparing emergency kits, and general questions and support for emergency preparedness in Oakmont. These discussions are intended to promote emergency preparedness and neighborhood communication. Get to know your neighbors! 

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) is an emergency preparedness program designed to help neighborhoods plan & prepare for emergencies. Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma, and reduce property damage. 

Statistics show that 70% of all survivors of disasters are rescued by other survivors. Our neighbors are our most immediate source of help. 


Oak Restaurant Events

Events happening at OAK- call 539-0415 x5 to reserve: 
April 28 — Live Music- Unauthorized Rolling Stones 5 to 7 p.m. 
April 29 —  Fried Chicken 3 course dinner $35.00 Starts at 5 p.m. 

Printable Calendar of Events at Oak 
Keep up to date with events happening at Oak and the Valley of the Moon Club throughout May: 
Oak Restaurant and Valley of the Moon Club May 2022 Events – Oakmont Village 


Concert featuring Jamie Davis, Larry Dunlap, Ruth Davis, Steve Heckman, and Leon Joyce Jr. 

Saturday, April 30, 6:30 p.m. – Berger Center 

This show is still happening. There was an erroneous cancellation notice present in the Jazz Club’s folder at the OVA Admin Office, causing some people to think this event was cancelled, but the show is going on and we’re still accepting reservations.

Admission $35. For tickets, mail your check along with your address, phone number, and name to: 
Oakmont Jazz Club, 6637 Oakmont Drive, Suite A, Santa Rosa CA 95409 

Jamie Davis is considered one of the best jazz vocalists in the world and was a lead singer with the Count Basie Orchestra. He now works as a guest artist with big bands around the world. 

Larry Dunlap produced a Grammy Award winning CD, in which he accompanied Dame Cleo Laine, winning Best Jazz Vocal Recording of the Year. He traveled the world accompanying Dame Cleo Laine and has recorded with her extensively. He has been called “One of the top pianists anywhere.” 

Bassist Ruth Davies has several Platinum and Grammy winning recordings, as well as playing on many movie soundtracks. She travelled the world for ten years with the late Charles Brown. 

Saxophonist Steve Heckman is not only an outstanding musician but is a band leader, composer, and recording artist. He has written 75 original jazz tunes, and his debut CD “With John in Mind” is dedicated to his mentor John Coltrane. 

Drummer Leon Joyce, Jr. has worked for a variety of top artists worldwide including Ramsey Lewis, Nancy Wilson, Scott Hamilton, Smokey Robinson, Ellis Marsalis, and too many others to list here. 

Tables for groups of eight may be reserved. Drinks and snacks are permitted. For more information call 707-537-7720 

The Oakmont Jazz Club, per a request by some of the Singles Club, will be happy to reserve a table for Singles Club members. If you’re seeking to attend this concert at the Singles Club table, please be sure to note that request when filling out the registration coupon.


Oakmont Music Lovers

The World of Electronic Musical Instruments 

For our May session, we welcome back our old friend Marc Helfman who will provide a history of the evolution of electronic instruments and demonstrate some of their capabilities. as well as their advantages and disadvantages. He and his wife Jean will provide some live music by Bach, Mozart, and Saint-Saens utilizing Marc’s Electronic Wind Instrument. (EWI). Hope you can join us for this unusual presentation. 

WHEN: Tuesday, May 3. at 10:30 a.m.WHERE: East Rec. Center 
COST: Free Admission 

PLEASE NOTE: We will be checking vaccination status at the door so please bring your certificates. Masks are highly recommended. 


Let’s Dance – Together!

WHAT: Beginning Jitterbug Swing Partner Dance Classes 
WHEN: Wednesday nights May 4, 11 & 18 from 6:45 to 8 pm 
WHERE: East Rec Center 
COST: $10 pp for single class. $8 pp if 2 or more classes are purchased 

Come learn some basic, fun and easy moves for Jitterbug Swing that will get you dancing together and twirling with a smile on your face. Jitterbug Swing is an upbeat, fun and versatile dance that can be danced to many types of music ranging from Big Band music to Rock ‘n Roll Oldies and lots of contemporary tunes. 

No partners or experience are required. Rotation of partners will be optional. Also, any ladies that want to lead and any men that want to follow are very welcome. 

Full vaccination plus at least one booster will be required. Face masks may be optional or required depending on the local Covid status in May. 

To register or for questions, please contact instructor Terry Whitten at twhitten@pacbell.net or call (415) 265-7590. Please bring your vaccination card to the first class you take as well as a face mask in the event masks are required. 


Cinco De Mayo

Saturday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. – Berger Center

TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 4:30PM DINNER FROM 5:00PM TO 6:30PM 

MUSIC FROM: 630 TO 10:00PM 

COST: $50.00 

We will be serving special enchiladas, refried beans, special Mexican rice, chicken mole with sauce, salad, and of course our famous serve yourself taco stand umm-umm. you will also have chips and salsa at your table and whipped cream cake. 

The band I have coming is J SILVERHEELS They have been rocking it since the 70S. they play good old rock and roll from the late 50S to the early 70S. You will not be able to stay in your seat if you are a dancer if not you will love the music. DO NOT MISS THIS PARTY AS THE FOOD AND MUSIC IS OVER THE TOP GREAT. 

Please reserve early as we will sell out and Marie and I are going on vacation so we will have a very short time to put it together and it would help us a lot. We are sorry the cost is what it is, but due to the cost of food and music it cannot be helped. Remember our no refund policy. ~ Ray & Marie.

Fourth of July party information coming soon.


Oakmont Progressives Club

May Meeting 

Monday, May 9, 6:30 p.m. – East Rec Center and on Zoom 
6:30 p.m. wine & cheese social, 7:00 p.m. Meeting 

Oakmont’s KEN SMITH will do a presentation on the possibility of a Community Microgrid for Oakmont.

As you may have heard, Oakmont Village Association has been exploring the possibility of creating a Community Microgrid here in Oakmont and seeking grant funding for design, planning and development.  The Microgrid would could provide 100% sustainable and renewable electric power while offering a number of other advantages: 
 

  • Provide Energy resilience – it would be powered by stored solar energy produced here in Oakmont, so would work even when the centralized PG&E grid is down for Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events or for other reasons. 
     
  • Reduce Oakmont reliance on energy purchased from centralized, investor-owned utilities that continually raise prices and delivery fees. 
     
  • Offer greater efficiency – uses electric power where it is produced, by solar panels and storage batteries here in Oakmont. 
     
  • Control energy costs – project can be financed through third party lenders just as Utilities finance their projects, with payments over time. 
     
  • Reduce carbon emissions to provide a safer, more stable world for our children and grandchildren. 
     

Fire Safe Fair – May 20

Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Oakmont Fire Safe Fair on Friday, May 20 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Berger. There will be a Firewise Projects Showcase of homes on Saturday May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Firewise Projects Showcase addresses will be published in the next Oakmont News issue, and Inside Oakmont. 
The Fair is a collaborative effort sponsored by the Oakmont Firewise Committee, Map Your Neighborhood (MYN), and the Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC). There will be lots of food, fun, and opportunities for sharing of knowledge. 

The Firewise Committee will have info on Firewise policies, home hardening and fire smart landscaping ideas, mulch guidelines, what the assessors will be looking for, and you can schedule a volunteer  assessment. The Firewise Projects Showcase will feature 5 homes that have landscaped and home hardened in compliance with the firewise policies and guidelines. 

Map Your Neighborhood will be there to talk about how to prepare for Red Flag Warnings and PSPS events, what to know about alerts and evacuation zones, and how to get a neighborhood safety group started in your neighborhood. 

OEPC will have sign-ups for neighborhood Zone Communicators (walkie talkies) and ham radios, and will assist in setting up your NOAA radio (bring yours in) and Alert set-ups on your cell phone. Mark your calendars – Friday May 20 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Berger. 

If you would like to volunteer for this event, contact Danielle in the OVA office: dani@oakmontvillage.com 


Toxic Waste Collection 

Tuesday, May 31, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – West Rec Center

LIMITS: 15 gallons of liquid (max. of five gallons per container) or 125 pounds of solid material. NEVER mix chemicals. Place in sealed containers in the trunk, packed to prevent spills. Syringes/needles must be in sealed, approved Sharps containers. 
NOT ACCEPTED: Explosives or ammunition, radioactive materials, biological waste (except syringes), TVs, computer monitors, and other electronics and business waste. 
Online Appointments are now available!!!!! 

https://zerowastesonoma.gov/recycle-dispose/residents/hhw-collection-events

Also, your welcome to call to schedule an appointment:
Office: (707) 795-2025
Toll-free: (877) 747-1870 option 3
Text: (707) 364-6927
(Only 100 appointments available – first-come, first-served). 


9th Annual Pickleball Tournament of the Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games 

Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12 – Sunrise Park, Rohnert Park 
Women’s Doubles Friday, Mixed Doubles Saturday, Men’s Doubles Sunday 

Registration is open. 9th Annual Pickleball Tournament of the Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games returns after a 2 year pandemic hiatus! An official Senior Games event sponsored by the Council on Aging. Proceeds help to fund Meals on Wheels. 

Competition Brackets by age, 50+ in 5 year increments: 
50 – 54, 55 – 59, etc. 
Subdivided into skill ratings 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 
Tournament director will combine brackets if too few players in a specific group. 
Performance T-shirt with tournament logo included. 

Click the link below to register: 
PickleballTournaments.com: 2022 Sonoma Wine Country Games