Oakmont E-Blast 10/5/2018

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Oakmont Info

Special Board Meeting Agenda

Open Meeting

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / 6pm / Berger Center

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Community Education & Transparency Committee

October 11 Meeting Agenda

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Facility & Project Updates

East Rec Center Progress Reports

October 1 Update: Sidewalk to the pool from the parking lot was too steep for ADA compliance (more like a Disneyland . . .
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Dog Park Progress Reports

In this first update, we have shared the PowerPoint presentation from our October 2 workshop.
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Golf Course Progress Reports

This second update on the Golf Course shares the 5 Year Business Plan.
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Calling All Volunteers

A couple volunteers are needed to serve on the recently approved Ad Hoc Policy and Procedure Committee, whose purpose is to review OVA Financial Policies and OVA Office Procedures.
The Committee is currently comprised of Treasurer Elke Strunka, Elaine Bennett and Liz Moore. The OVA Board Liaison is Marianne Neufeld. Interested member volunteers should email askova@oakmontvillage.com.

Workshop Announcement

Ad Hoc Bylaws Revision Committee

2 p.m. and 6 p.m. October 10, Room B, CAC

The Ad Hoc Bylaws Revision Committee was created by the OVA Board of Directors to propose revisions to the OVA Bylaws, to bring them into compliance with current law and current practices, eliminate outdated portions, and to improve OVA governance. See the OVA website for details regarding this committee and to review the current bylaws. To ensure its proposals includes input from the Oakmont Village community, the committee will hold two workshops on October 10, 2018, one at 2 p.m. and another at 6 p.m., in Room B of the CAC. The purpose of these workshops is to discuss its work to date and accept suggested bylaws, revisions. The meeting will be recorded to ensure your ideas are accurately understood. The committee is considering vitally important matters, including the number and terms of directors, members voting rights, powers and duties of the board, transparency, and virtually any subject permissibly addressed in our bylaws. This update to the bylaws may have long-lasting impact on all of us, so it is critically important that everyone participate. We hope you will attend one of these workshops.


Here is a demonstration of the efforts being taken by OVA to reduce the fire risk in our village. In the before photo, you can see 4 manzanita plants that acted as ladder fuel to a tree in front of the West Rec Center. The after photo is a perfect example of a much more defensible space.


The 10/2/2018 Board Workshop Video Is Now Available:

This Board Workshop includes discussions on the golf course and search for a dog park location.

Telephone Scam

A number of residents have received phone calls from scammers pretending to be from Apple Computer. The caller ID on your phone may even show that it’s coming from Apple. THIS IS A SCAM! If you receive such a call, hang up. These people are trying to scare you in an effort to get access to your computer and/or convince you to send them money. If you are expecting a call from Apple or otherwise think that the call might be legitimate, call Apple directly. Do not engage with these people – they are bad actors!
~ a message from your Macintosh Technology Computer Center Instructor, Pat Barclay

COPE Block Party

Last weekend COPE Leaders; Joanne Knez, Anita Easland and Linda Luceti and Zone Communicators; Arlene O’Rourke & Linda Schilling organized a block party promoting fire awareness and general emergency preparation.
“We had a good turnout for our Emergency Preparedness and COPE event. We had red folder for our Hood Mountain Circle neighbors to use to hold all the handouts [containing emergency preparedness information materials]. We also had show and tell displays. The most rewarding part of the event was seeing neighbors meeting neighbors, often for the first time. The community spirit was palpable, we are all in this together. ~COPE Leader, Anita Easland

Oakmont Events


Monday November 12, Noon to 1 PM, Berger Center

We are inviting all Oakmont residents, all veterans and first responders, and families of those, to our annual Veterans and First Responders Appreciation Event on Monday, Nov 12, at Berger Center. Some socializing and viewing of fire fighting apparatus will begin about 11:15. The program inside Berger will start promptly at noon followed by lunch served by Oakmont Gardens.

This appreciation event will be held similar to previous annual events, with special appreciation to honor to those veterans and first responders who have served both in the past and present. In addition, we will be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1.

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 number of Oakmont residents. We hope to see you there.

CAPT Bob Cortelyou, US Navy, Retired, Chair Veterans & First Responders Appreciation Event Committee

All Oakmont Residents Invited

OTC USO Blow-Out

Friday, November 9, 6pm – 9pm, Berger Center

Dinner – Awards – Rock And Roll

All Oakmont residents are invited to a fun evening of entertainment and dinner at the Oakmont Tennis Club’s end-of-the-year blow out. Enjoy a USO-style meal catered by the Juvenile Probation Camp’s Culinary Program under the supervision and direction of Chef Greg Hallihan: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veggies, bread and butter, homemade pimento cheese spread and a surprise dessert (BYOB). Rock the evening away with the Rock and Roll Rhythm Review Band playing music from the 50’s and 60’s.

ONLY $35 per person! Find event coupons in the Tennis Club folder in the OVA Office. Submit the coupon and payment to the Tennis Club folder no later than 4pm, Friday, November 2, 2018.

Sha-Boom Events Club is proud to Present!!

The Decades Dance and Show Christmas Party

What: Decades Dance and Show Christmas Party
When: Sunday December 9, 2018
Where: The Berger Center
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm Music from 6:30 to 9:30pm
Cost: Members $22.00, Members Guest $25.00 and Non Members $30.00 Best deal $34.00 includes 1-Year Membership and the Party.

You watched them on the Green at the golf course last summer NOW you can see them up close and Personal.
Are you ready for a great night of music and dancing to ring in the Christmas season then you nwill not want to miss
The Decades music and show Christmas Party.

Food: You may bring your own Food, Snacks and Beverage of choice. The Sha-Boom Events Club will supply Lemon Water, Ice, Coffee and Cookies for all to enjoy.

Do Not Forget The Sha-Booms Club will put on the New Years Eve Party on December 31, 2018. Details to follow.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 707-539-6666 or E-Mail us at haversonr@comcast.net.
Please do not forget to put all names of your party and payments in one envelope to guarantee you will all be sitting together as we fill seats at a table as your payment is received. if someone pays later they may not be able to sit at your table. Make Checks Payable to Sha-Boom and you may put them in our folder at the ova office or mail them to 7111 Oak Leaf Drive Santa Rosa Ca. 95409. or drop them in my mail box right side of my driveway brass mail slot.

Thank You
Ray Haverson
The Sha-Boom Events Club
E-Mail – haversonr@comcast.net

Oakmont Fitness Club’s Annual Holiday Dinner Dance

Saturday, December 8th at 5PM

Be sure to mark your calendar for this, sure to be sell out event. This year we will be featuring 7th Sons as our entertainment, as well as a wonderful meal provided by the Oakmont Market. Look for additional information and reservation forms available in the Oakmont News on 10/15 as well as the Fitness Center.See you there!

Movies At Oakmont

October 7, 2 and 7 PM


This timely documentary takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister
Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film
takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans, puppets and the land of make-believe, and into the
heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless
imagination. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t
been since. (2018), PG-13, 104 minutes.

Sunday Symposium

October 7, 2018 at Berger Center starting at 10:30 am

Kirk van Wormer, CalFire Batallion
Chief​ ​Sonoma Fire Storms: One Year Later

The Northern California Fire Storms of October 8th, 2017 burned through 200,000 acres, destroying 8,900 structures and killing 43 people. The most deadly and destructive of all the fires was the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. It took 23 days before the raging wildfires were contained.

How did this happen? Can it happen again? CalFire Batallion Chief Kirk van Wormer will talk about the 2017 Fire Storm, including what caused it, how it was fought, and what is being done to help prevent it from happening again.

Register Now For October Classes

Music, Myth and Gustav Klimt,
Dr. Kayleen Asbo
Wednesdays, Oct 10 – Oct 31

Nutrition & Mental Health, Dr. Chiara Kae
Mondays, Oct 29 – Nov 5

Four Ways To Register

1) Visit OakmontLL.org

2) Visit SRJC’s Community Education Page For Oakmont

3) Credit Card By Phone (707)527-4372

4) Pick up and fill out a form at the OVA office.

Coming In November

Dr. Davd McCuan – A Post Election Analysis

Saturday, November 10
Berger Center, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Cost: $20
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Dr. McCuan is the chair of the Department of Political Science at Sonoma State University

InvestOAK Club

Wealth Transfer As We Grow Older

Friday October 12, 10am, CAC, (Dave White 387-9712)

This month InvestOak will address Wealth Transfer. Guest speaker Ylisa Sanford, CFP, asks members, “Are you prepared for the expected and unexpected in life?” Named one of Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors 2018, she will help answer the questions: “What should the investor do now and what will the beneficiary need to do later?” Because this is such an important topic, InvestOAK encourages members to bring spouses and children, that is, future beneficiaries. Ensuring a smooth Wealth Transfer could be called the gift of a life-line.
The goal of InvestOAK is to advance members’ knowledge and understanding of investment options and strategies for retirement. Membership experience ranges all the way from investment novice through those who have had a professional career in the financial world. There is no actual monetary aspect to the club’s activities and all are welcome.

Oakmont Progressives

Make sure you mark your calendar for the Progressives Election Special Meeting on next Monday, October 8, 7 pm at the West Rec.
We will help you to understand the 11 state propositions and 3 local ballot measures. We’ve done a thorough evaluation of all of the state propositions. By comparing the positions of major state organizations across the political spectrum, we’ve identified the “Progressive Consensus” position for each proposition. We’ve talked with local progressives about the three local measures and will summarize their positions. Plus we will have some recommendations on progressive candidates for office.


Join us on Monday, October 8th at the UPPER WEST REC at 1pm for our regular meeting and a demonstration by Paula on succulent decorating in tea cups and the very popular pumpkins.
Every Oakmonter is welcome to attend these meetings. They are on the second Monday of the month, and for the time being at the West Rec. If you are interested in the craft project of the month, you will have a chance to sign up for the workshop at that time.

Contact Diane Linneball at 331-2746, or dlinneball@hotmail, if you have any questions.

Dances From Around The World

A Most Unusual And Entertaining Afternoon.

Dances from the Middle East, the British Isles, and the Americas. Featuring Apple Tree Morris, Wild Card Belly Dance, Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers, Oakmont Dancing Divas, Latin Elements, & more.
Refreshments by Gilded Grape, Wine Country Caterer
Eat, drink, and enjoy the show. After the show, if you choose, enjoy a little dancing of your own.
Chef LeeAnn Geneve will serve Oaked Chardonnay and a Soft Red Blend that pairs nicely with her specialty Biscotti. C’est tres chic…(and included with your admission.)
3:00pm, Sunday, November 4th – BERGER – Tickets $20pp
Doors open at 2:30. Come early for the Pre Show Entertainment – videos with musical accompaniment by The Mellow Tones. Seating will be chairs around the dance floor, no tables.
Please make checks payable to “Oakmont Health Initiative.”
You may leave your check in the OHI folder in the OVA office,
Or mail them to Oakmont Health Initiative, c/o Tom Woodrum, 12 Valley Green, Santa Rosa, Ca 95409.
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