Oakmont E-Blast 10-12-2021

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Pool Rules

No Beer or Wine Bottles

Per OVA’s Swimming Pool Rules, please do not bring any food or drink into the pool area, excluding water in plastic bottles. Wine and beer bottles are particularly problematic due to the risk of broken glass.

Oakmont Boomers

WHEN: Friday, October 15th…6:30 – 9:00 PM 
Doors open at 6:00 PM 
WHERE: Berger Center 
COST: $22.00 per person 
BRING: Your beverage of choice and snacks are fine. 

Click Here To Buy Online:
Mike Amaral’s California Beach Boys Experience – Oakmont Boomers

Make checks payable to “Oakmont Boomers”. Drop it off at the OVA office in the Boomers file. There are coupons you can fill out in there as well. Here’s a link to the coupon if you’d like to print it at home:
Click Here For The Sign Up Coupon

Sonoma county requires face coverings when not actively eating of drinking. 
We are asking for proof of vaccination so bring your card, a copy, or picture on phone. 
We can dance to the music in the wings this is a great band.


Soroptimist Oakmont Wine Country is continuing to sell fall bulbs to bring color to your yard. The club receives 50% of all sales and the proceeds will go towards our Live Your Dream program for women pursuing their educational goals, and Dream It Be It, a mentoring program for girls. 
Here is the link to order your bulbs. 
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table on Club Night. We enjoyed meeting you and sharing information about our club. If you would like further information please email me at Deniseb.siowc@gmail.com

Thanksgiving Buffet

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at Oak 

Thursday, November 25 from 1 to 6 p.m. 

Thanksgiving Dinner at Oak will be a great time to celebrate with your family and friends. Let our staff do the cooking and clean up while you enjoy time with your family.   
Reservation times are from 1 to 6 p.m. and are required. 
Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner $45.00 per person 

Waldorf salad 
Classic Caesar Salad 

 Roasted turkey 
Carved prime rib 

Cornbread dressing 
Candied yams 
Green bean and bacon casserole 
Mashed potatoes and gravy 
Yeast rolls and cornbread muffins 

Apple pie 
Cream puffs 
Pineapple upside-down cake 
Assorted cookies and brownies 

Make reservations through Hayley Garibaldi, Food and Beverage Manager, at hgaribaldi@playvom.com or 707-539-0415 x7 

Craft Fair

November 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Valley of the Moon Club invites you to attend our community craft fair on November 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Admission is free. 

SIR 92

Oakmont Cares 

Members of SIR #92 have noted that food donations have tapered off, but the need for food to feed our hungry neighbors has not abated. Please keep up the wonderful donations to feed the 30,000 families being served by Redwood Empire Food Bank. We are truly a caring community.


Sundays at 2 p.m. 
Berger Center

October 17: Emma (2020)

October 24: In the Heights

Great Decisions

The Refugee Problem – Great Decisions 

October 18 at 10 a.m. on Zoom

The Great Decisions group continues to meet on Zoom the third Monday of each month at 10 a.m.  The meeting October 18 will focus on the refugee problem, particularly the southern border, the Haitians and the Afghanistanis. 

If you’re interested in participating, please email oakmontgd@gmail.com


Managing Unwanted Emails 

October 13 at 4 p.m. on Zoom 

The Futures Club Zoom meeting will focus on how to identify and get rid of unwanted emails and generally to get control of your inbox.  There are five ways to manage unwanted emails: mark the email as Spam or Junk; delete Junk emails from the Junk folder; use multiple email accounts and keep your primary email address private; unsubscribe from email lists; and/or use a third-party spam filter.  You can improve how you get emails by using folders, filters and flags. These are methods to highlight the emails you want to receive so you don’t have to look at an inbox filled with things you don’t want. 

Since each service provider is slightly different, the meeting will focus on Apple and Gmail. 

Zoom Meeting ID: 847 4008 7383 


October 17 

10:30 on Zoom or in Berger 

Tom Kendrick 

The Building of the Panama Canal – It Almost Didn’t Happen 

So you have this really big project.  You put someone in charge of it.  There are some project managers who will get it done brilliantly, and there are some project managers who … well … just can’t.   All projects are inherently risky, especially complex ones. Trying to anticipate what unexpected problems may crop up can be challenging for even the most experienced project manager.  One of the biggest and most complex projects was the building of the Panama Canal.  Two different project managers of the Canal were as different as night and day and made the difference between a failed project and a successful one. 

Join Zoom Meeting  

Meeting ID: 837 3177 9099 
Passcode: 234871 

Cal Alumni

 Cal Alumni Club Fall Dinner 

October 27 

5:00 Appetizers and BYOB (glasses and ice provided) 

6:00 Dinner 

East Rec Center 

Matthew Smith 

Paying it Forward: From SRJC and UC Berkeley to the Present Day 

The Cal Alumni Club is pleased to announce its annual fall dinner on October 27 at the East Recreation Center.  The speaker is a dynamic young man, Matthew Smith, who will speak on the topic “Paying it Forward: From SRJC and UC Berkeley to the Present Day.” Matthew is a former Cal Alumni Club scholarship recipient who subsequently received a Masters in Social Work and currently works for the San Francisco Health Care System doing outreach to veterans.  

The price is $60.00 for appetizers, salad, dinner and dessert. There will be a dinner choice of baked salmon filet, chicken marsala, or mushroom stroganoff with layered eggplant. Water, tea and coffee will be served; please bring any other beverage of your choice.  People who are not Cal alumni are welcome to attend.  

Dinner choices and reservations may be made by contacting Helen Young at 539.9649. The reservation deadline is October 25. 

Pinochle Time

Every Thursday 

9:15 to 11:45 a.m. 

CAC Card Room 

Please come for a fun time. The game is open to all levels of skill, from beginners to advanced.  One-hundred point games are played, and the winner gets a quarter from each opponent at his table.  Email Rod at pinochlerod@gmail.com for more information.


Oakmont Community Microgrid 

November 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Online 

East Rec Center
Oakmont Community Microgrid: Clean, Renewable and Reliable Energy 

 The Energy Resiliency Committee is presenting an educational seminar with renewable energy experts on the benefits of twenty-first century clean energy generation, storage and distribution to the Oakmont community.   Zoom link TBA. 

Sonoma Ecology Center

Firewise and Sustainable Landscaping

Who: Jon Kanagy, Design & Implementation Project Manager, Sonoma Ecology Center

When: Wednesday, November 10 at 10 a.m.

Where: Oakmont East Rec Center

In this presentation Jon will describe how a fire resilient landscape can also be beautiful, diverse, and provide important ecological benefits.

A firewise landscape does not need to be a “monoscape” of rocks.

With careful planning, well chosen, positioned, and maintained plants can be combined with a mix of organic and inorganic mulches to produce a landscape that satisfies fire concerns, brightens up the neighborhood with year-round interest, and provides habitat for wildlife such as quail and butterflies.