Oakmont E-Blast 10-11-2019

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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor… planned electrical outage.. stays these HOA employees from the delivery of their e-blast. ~ The OVA Admin Office Creed 😉

Important Info

Post Power Outage & Facility Availability

Now that power has been restored to a large portion of Oakmont, staff members are working to get all systems ready for user by residents. Please be patient as setups for events must be delayed while the maintenance team prepares our HVAC, electrical, and card reader systems.

Facility Availability is currently as follows:
West Rec Center – Indoor areas will reopen tomorrow morning, Saturday October 12, at the regular opening time of 7 AM.
The West Pool will be open on Monday morning, October 14.

Berger Center – Will be open for events this weekend.

Central Activity Center – Indoor areas including library, card rooms, gym, and locker rooms will be open tomorrow morning, October 12, at the regular opening time of 5 AM. Apologies for the previous message stating 5:45 AM, the opening time remains 5 AM.
The CAC pool will remain closed as it is still being re-stabilized from the re-plastering project.

East Rec Center – Power had not been restored to the East Rec Center by Friday afternoon. If power is restored today, October 11, the earliest the pool and locker rooms may open would be Tuesday, October 15.

OVA Directory Deadline

The deadline for first-time listings or changes to a current listing for the 2020 Oakmont Telephone Directory is October 15. All entries/changes must be made on an “Oakmont Resident Fact Sheet” available in the OVA office during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Also available in your 2019 Directory page 39
Click Here For A Printable / Downloadable Version Of The “Oakmont Resident Fact Sheet”

OEPC RESIDENTS WORKSHOP
Thursday October 24
Berger Center at 2:00 pm

This is a special workshop to help us all understand what to do in case of any prolonged power outage.  Those of us who are dependent on electricity to power medical equipment are urged to attend this workshop, where the following topics will be covered: 

  1. Who will be the most likely first responder to help you?
  2.  What to do to prepare for a prolonged outage
  3. Possible problems you might face during a prolonged outage
  4. Tips on what to do during a prolonged outage
  5. What are portable Power Stations?
  6. Could you survive in your home for up to a week during a prolonged outage? 

Why Yellow Should Be Your Favorite Color…

For VESTS, at least…  On Saturday, October 12th, the Emergency Preparedness Committee will be conducting its fall communications drill from approx. 9 am to 11 am. … READ MORE

Solar Presentation

All Oakmont residents are invited to a Town Hall about the Oakmont Solar project set for 1:00 PM in the Berger on Tuesday, November 5. The Long Range Planning Solar Sub-Committee is sponsoring this informational event that will provide an opportunity to learn more about solar for both the community and for your individual home.

Inside Oakmont

The 47th Annual Art Show Is Cancelled

Because of the outage we have cancelled the 47th Annual Art Show.

This is extremely distressing to all of us who have put many hours of effort into the show, but we see no alternative.

We have reserved the Berger tentatively for the earliest available Thursday Friday Saturday time period, which is unfortunately not until January 29, 30 and February 1st.  We tentatively plan and hope that all of you who are signed up for the show, artists, vendors, and volunteers, will be able to take part in a show on those dates.

We will let you know as things develop.  We live in exciting times…

Breakfast at the garden (which was to be Saturday, October 12, 9 – 11 AM) cancelled due to PG&E shutdown.

The Favourite
playing October 13, 2 PM and 7 PM

England is at war with France and amid the court of mercurial Queen Anne (Olivia Coleman) in 18th-century England, cousins Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) and Sarah Churchill (Rachael Weisz) battle to gain the favor of the monarch and her court. Full of comedy and dark humor, the film received ten Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress (Stone and Weisz), and won four, including Best Actress (Coleman), Best Costumes and Best Original Screenplay. (2018), R (language/sexuality), 119 minutes.

Sunday Symposium

October 13, 2019
Susan Gorin, Sonoma County Supervisor
The Impact of Climate Change On Sonoma County – A Supervisor’s Viewpoint

Susan Gorin will start with a broad view of the impact of climate change on the whole county. She’ll then focus on the relevant issues for Oakmont, from a firestorm risk, power outages and evacuation routes. Susan Gorin has been in government for over two decades, and she’ll be ready to take questions on our experiences during the outage.

CRAFT GUILD  TRASH TO TREASURES SALE
Craft supplies, lots of yarn, and hand crafted gifts!East Rec, Monday October 14, 1 to 3 pm.

At our afternoon meeting at 4:30pm Friday, October 25, 2019

Oakmont East Recreation CenterAfter the usual Inspiration, Flag salute, Introductions, etc. the program will feature:
LIVE Oom-pah band music from the Mello-Tones
Draft Beer from the Henhouse Brewery keg
Pretzels and Bavarian Cheeses
Warm German Potato Salad and Knackwurst or Bratwurst Sausages
Presentation about the annual Oktoberfest in Bavaria
Wear your Tyrolean hats, Lederhosen, and Bavarian dresses
Bring your beer Stein

Guests are welcome. Cost $17per person. Pay at the door.Reservations: please emailvalerie.hulsey@yahoo.com


“Cave Paintings and Portable Sculpture: The Art of Paleolithic Europe”
Wednesdays – 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Berger Center
4 weeks: 10/16/19 – 11/6/19
Class ID: 7714; Cost: $81
Instructor: Social and cultural historian Anne-Louise Dierkes


“The Glories of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat”
Mondays – 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Berger Center
3 weeks: 10/21/19 – 11/4/19
Class ID: 7712; Cost: $67
Instructor: Asian Historian, Dr. Perry Ritenour


David Hegarty performing October 25
1 PM in the Berger Center / $10

David is a well known theater organist in the Bay Area.
He is the staff organist at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, does monthly pop concerts at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor and plays regularly at the Stanford Theater in Palo Alto.
As a diligent film researcher, David specializes in concerts featuring his own transcriptions of music of the great symphonic film composers of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

This is a great time to dress up for Halloween. We kids need fun too!
Prizes for best costumes!

Bring your own beverage of choice and snacks.
Will have dessert.
Contact Linda McKenzie for more information or fancyfont2@aol.com
Checks can go in OAKS file at the OVA office.
Please reserve before October 22nd.

Italian-Theme Dinner at the Quail Inn
Sunday, October 27

WHERE: OAKMONT EAST COURSE – 9-HOLE SHOTGUN 

WHEN: SEASON FINALE, October 27th, GOLF CHECK-IN AT 2:15, SHOTGUN AT 3:00, NO HOST BAR AND PUTTING CONTEST 5:30, DINNER SERVED 6:00-6:15.  

WHO: OGC MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS, MEN AND WOMEN, ALL ABILITY LEVELS, SINGLES AND COUPLES. 

FORMAT: 4-PERSON SCRAMBLE, 1-DRIVE MINIMUM. PARTNERS ARE PAIRED TOGETHER, SINGLES ARE PAIRED WITH ANOTHER SINGLE PLAYER. SIGN UP AS SINGLE, COUPLE OR FOURSOME. SIGN UP STARTS September 29thand ENDS October 20th. 

COST: MEAL $25 INCLUSIVE: No host bar, PAY WITH CASH/CREDIT CARD/OGC ACCOUNT. PLEASE NOTE-LAST DAY TO CANCEL IS October 20th, OR THE FULL PRICE OF DINNER WILL BE CHARGED TO OGC ACCOUNT. GOLF RATES FOR NON-OGC MEMBERS ARE $20; RIDING CART FEES ARE AN EXTRA $5 EACH FOR THOSE NOT ON AN OGC CART PLAN. THESE FEES WILL BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE EAST PRO SHOP AT TIME OF PLAY. EXTRAS: $5 CASH SWEEPS/PERSON, INCLUDES PUTTING CONTEST AT QUAIL INN PRE-DINNER.  

SIGN UP: RESPOND TO EMAIL SENT OUT PRIOR TO EVENT, OR CALL JOANN BANAYAT:(C)415.279.2954, jbanayat@sbcglobal.net, OR DEBBIE WARFEL: (C)415.602.0783, debbie.jaffe129@icloud.com, or with SIGN UP SHEET at West Pro Shop Club Room.

Dancing Divas

An ABBA Song & Dance Revue
Featuring Songs From Mamma Mia
Saturday, Nov 2, 3 pm, Berger Center
doors open 2:30 PM, Tickets $15

With performances by:
The Oakmont Dancing Divas, The Redwood Country Cloggers, Elements, Lauralie Staley Mayhew, Very Harvey, Terry Whitten & John Ross, Anne Marie Siu Yuan & Mark Novak, and The Oakmont Rainbow Jammers

A Fundraiser For Covia/ Social Call
Make checks payable to The Oakmont Dancing Divas and place in the Dancing Divas folder at OVA or mail to The Oakmont Dancing Divas, 5984 Stone Bridge Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Carnitas and Margaritas
Friday, November 8
Berger Center – 5 PM to 7 PM
Tickets $20, includes 1 margarita

A silent auction will be held. Additional margaritas are $5 each. Tickets may be purchased from Colin in the OVA Office.

Veteran’s Day Event

We are inviting all Oakmont residents, all veterans, and all families of veterans to our annual Veterans Appreciation Event on Monday, November 11, at the Berger Center. The program inside the Berger will start promptly at noon followed by a complementary lunch served by Oakmont Gardens with assistance from McBride Realty and wine service from Century 21 Realty. Local Boy Scount Troop 55 will provide color guard and Key Club members from Montgomery High School will assist in the program.

The appreciation event will be held similar to previous annual events, with special appreciation to honor to those veterans who have served both in the past and present. Veterans will be honored by their branch of service (with service theme music played) and by the conflicts in which they served.

Veterans are encouraged to wear uniforms or symbols of their branch of service. In addition, two World War 2 veterans will be honored with special video and narrative of their service. A consortium of organizations are sponsoring the event including Oakmont Village Association, Oakmont Gardens, Kiwanis Club of Oakmont, Century 21 Realty and McBride Realty, and a committee comprised of a number of Oakmont residents. We hope to see you there.

CAPT Bob Cortelyou, US Navy, Retired, Chair Veterans Appreciation Event Committee.

Senior Social Club / Adult Day Respite

THURSDAY OCTOBER 24TH, THE MELLO-TONES, 11:00-12:00

Outside Oakmont

Sonoma Valley Historical Society

“Second Saturday” lecture series
October 12, at 2 PM / Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma / $5 admission

Bonnie Portnoy presents “Tilden Daken (1876-1935), The Man Beneath the Paint”. Tilden Daken was one of the most adventurous and famous artists of the American West. He is best known for his oil paintings of the redwoods, the High Sierra, Marin and Sonoma Counties, as well as many other natural landscapes. His insatiable appetite for nature and adventure shaped a lifetime of painting en plein air. His story is uniquely told by his granddaughter Bonnie Portnoy. Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM.

VR with Sonoma County Library

The equipment is grant-funded through a partnership with technology and content providers, the California State Library, and CALIFA.

Central Library, 211 E Street
707-308-3020
sonomalibrary.com/VR

October 14, 6:30 – 8:00 PM


Threshold Singers Gift Of Song

Third Wednesday of Every Month 7 PM to 8:15 PM. Kaiser Hospital, 401 Bicentennial Drive, Rooms H2-2 (Lower level across from Cafeteria)A song bath of harmonies designed for comfort and support.Come rest in the music. Let our a cappella melodies create a peaceful refuge for your heart’s joys and sorrows.

Thinking Like An Oak:
200 Years of Change in Sonoma Valley

Thursday, October 17, 7 PM (doors open 6:30 PM).
The Chapel, Mission San Francisco Solano, 114 East Spain Street, Sonoma

Admission at the door, general public $10, SPParks members $5, docents and park staff free

Glen Ellen resident Arthur Dawson is a writer, historical ecologist and cultural historian who explores a “sense of place” and the relationship of people and the land. He has published several books and many articles on local history and historical ecology, and been a guest lecturer at UC Davis, Sonoma State and other colleges and universities. His monthly column on Sonoma County Place Names appears in the Press-Democrat, and he works with Sonoma Ecology Center, Sonoma Land Trust and other agencies.

Cantiamo Concert Choir

Cantiamo is the premier a cappella chorus of the northwest. Under the direction ofsoprano soloist Carol Menke, they delight audiences with a repertoire of both contemporary and renaissance music.Enjoy this FREE concert on Sunday, October 20, at Presbyterian Church of the Roses,2500 Patio Court, Santa Rosa. Lots of parking across the street in Lucky Market’sparking lot, Montgomery Village. Concert begins at 2:00pm.(Donations Welcomed)

Last but certainly not least…

Employee Appreciation Fund

As the seasons change and the holidays approach, many of our members have asked, “What can we do to recognize the work of the staff of OVA?”  In 2016 the OVA Board approved the EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION FUND, which provides our members an opportunity to recognize the sixteen person (16) non-management team with a special “thank you” in the form of a holiday bonus gift. Donations will be distributed at year-end.  Members who wish to donate may contribute via check by December 1st to the OVA Office at 6637 Oakmont Drive, Suite A.  Please make checks payable to OVA and on the memo line, please write “EMP APP Fund” (OVA Employee Appreciation Fund).  The team at the OVA office is fortunate to work with the sensational residents who make our jobs so enjoyable.