Oakmont E-Blast 11-22-2019

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Important Info

11-27-2019 Special Meeting Agenda

Wednesday November 27, 2019 – 3:00 p.m.
Berger Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa CA 95409
Click Here To View The Agenda

Manager’s Report

This Manager’s Report includes a Davis-Stirling Spotlight regarding Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Directors, and info on the 2020 Budget and Reserve Study Update – With the long and arduous budget process this year, the 2020 budget and RS update were approved at a Special Board Meeting on Wednesday November 13, 2019. The dues will increase from $75 to… READ THE FULL REPORT

Nominating Committee Forming

The Nominating Committee is forming for the 2020 OVA Board of Director Election. The committee will work between now and February to ensure that we have candidates for next year’s Board. If you are interested please submit your name and resume to askova@oakmontvillage.com, before next Wednesday, November 27 2019. Selected individuals will be contacted next week.

November 19 Board Meeting Video

Click Here To View The Video With The Agenda Beneath

Staff and Facility Availability Before and During Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27th all buildings and pools will close at 7 pm.

Thursday, November 28th all buildings will be closed for Thanksgiving.
No events taking place.

The OVA Admin and Architectural Office will both be closed on Thursday November 28, and Friday November 29.

Pools and Locker Rooms will still open at their regular time.

Inside Oakmont

The 2019 Abba Revue!

Watch last week’s 2019 Abba Revue in the comfort of your own home!

Elkind Gallery in Berger Center

Ron is a passionate Wild Life and Fine Arts Photographer.  He has traveled extensively in Africa, the Arctic and Borneo. He first picked up a camera when he was 18, for the purpose of capturing his love of travel.  He’s been traveling and photographing ever since.  At the time he got into digital photography, he entered a Fine Art Photography program at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida.  He studied there for seven years. Check out his gallery in the Berger Center, it will be present for a few more weeks.

November 24, 2 and 7 pm

Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is a man who likes to do things his own way, which leads to a world of hurt when he ends up in a Southern prison camp—and on the wrong side of its warden (Strother Martin). George Kennedy won an Oscar as a fellow prisoner who tries to break Luke and later comes to revere him; Newman garnered Oscar and Golden Globe Best Actor nominations. Considered an American Classic drama, the film is included on numerous lists of “Best Movies.” (1967), PG, 127 minutes.

Sunday Symposium

Nov. 24, 2019 – 10:30 AM – Berger
Mark Randol: Migration and the Upending of the Western Political Order

Migration is a fundamental feature of human history.  But what is different today?  Even with our best humanitarian ideals, no country can accommodate all the people from impoverished countries who want to migrate.  Leaders equivocate.  Voters rebel.  For the first time in decades, leaders of Western nations are questioning the basic principles of democracy – and sometimes governing as if those principles no longer apply.

Bocce Club Holiday Party 2019

Appetizers, Dinner & Entertainment by More Joy 
5:00 pm      Saturday, December 14    East Rec. Center 
Served Dinner catered by The Oakmont Market 
$35.00 Members   $45.00 Non-Members     BYOB 
Reservation forms in the Oakmont News & OVA Office 
Return to OVA To Bocce Folder with check by November 29 

Joan Schefer: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Monday, December 2, from 2 PM to 4 PM
Berger Center – $15

Oakmont’s new music club will feature open, piano and other keyboard instruments. Joan Schefer is one of Sonoma County’s fabulous musicians – one of the BEST! This is a concert you won’t want to miss.

Contact Linda McKenzie 707-546-1678 with any questions.

Drop off your $15 check in the OAKS (Oakmont Atelier Keyboard Society) folder in the OVA Office by Wednesday November 27.

Winter Class Preview
Wednesday, December 11
2:30 PM – Music and Food – 3:00 – Program 

  • Contemporary Comedic Genius Series: Billy Crystal 
  • Beethoven and the Romantics 
  • The Science Behind, Inside and Under World Famous Architecture 
  • You’re Writing a Memoir? A How-To Workshop 
  • The Genius of Hitchcock 
  • Cider – How America’s Favorite Beverage Was Almost Lost  

Join us to learn about our exciting Winter line-up of classes! 

New Year’s Eve Party at the Berger Center
Social and Snacks at 5 PM
Dinner 6 PM / Dancing 7:30 PM

New Year’s Eve is on the way and Sha-Boom is proud to say, ZACK IS BACK!

  • 5 PM – 6:00 PM: Assorted crackers and cheese
  • 6 PM – 7:30 PM: Dinner by Zack’s Catering
  • 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM: Dancing to the Great Charlie Baker & Co.

The buffet will include scalloped potatoes, oven roasted red potatoes, seasonal vegetables, chardonnay chicken, choice of prime rib of beef w/ horseradish cream vinaigrette, Hawaiian rolls w/ sweet butter, assorted dessert table, coffee, lemon water, and any bottles you bring (BYOB).
NOTE: Vegan and gluten free entrees available upon request with your reservation.

Zack’s food is over the top delicious! We lost track of him last year but thankfully found him again. Everyone from our 2017 New Years event raved about his fantastic food.

Looking forward to a great time! Price $80 per person.
Please drop payment off in the Sha-Boom folder in the OVA Office.

Makin’ The Best Of An Outage

World Affairs Council


TOPIC:  Tense Times Ahead with our Southern Neighbor…Mexico
WHAT: Enjoy a selection of Mexican Appetizers and a No-Host Bar
WHEN:  Wednesday, December 4
TIME:  Nibbles & Drinks: 4:00 pm; Presentation: 5:00 – 6:00
WHERE: Quail Inn, 7025 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa (Oakmont)
COST: Members: $16; Non-members: $26
Reservations close November 25

Oakmont Gardens Annual Holiday Boutique

Rescheduled Due to the Kincade Fire

Handcrafted Items, Baked Goods, Jams, Items for Children, Jewelry, Quilt Raffle, Gift Baskets!  So Much More!
All Proceeds go to Scholarships for Women.
Oakmont Village, Oakmont Gardens 301 White Oak Dr.
Saturday, Dec. 7th, 9:30 to 2:00
Sponsored by PEO, Chapter JO 

Outside Oakmont

Escanaba In Da Moonlight

When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, 35-year-old Ruby brings with her the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, ​Escanaba in da Moonlight​ spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror, and heart as she goes to any and all lengths to remove herself from the wrong end of the record book.

SHOW DATES AND TIMES:​ November 22, 23 at 8 pm, November 24 at 2 pm, November 29, 30 at 8 pm, December 1 at 2 pm, December 5, 6, 7 at 8 pm, December 8 at 2 pm, December 12, 13, 14 at 8 pm, December 15 at 2 pm

SINGLE TICKETS: ​$42 Premium Reserved Seats, $28 General Admission, $15 for Thursday performances only. For tickets call the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts 707-546-3600 or visit https://www.leftedgetheatre.com/​.

Santa Rosa Libraries Holiday Book Sale

Thursday, December 5
10 AM to 11 AM – Member Preview / 11 AM to 5 PM – Open To All

Friday, December 6 – 10 AM to 5 PM

Saturday, December 7 – 10 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, December 8 – 2 PM to 5 PM

Central Library
211 E Street, Santa Rosa
707-308-3020 x1541

Sierra Garden Holiday Boutique

Mark your calendars for Sierra Garden Holiday Boutique. The Sierra Garden 2019 Holiday Boutique will be on Saturday December 7th from 9am-noon. The boutique will have all sorts of tasty goodies, gift baskets, jams, fruit breads, novelties, hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, and much more. All proceeds from the sales go to college scholarships for under-served Sonoma County youth. Many of them are the first in their families to attend college. This is done through an organization called 10,000 Degrees. www.sierragarden.org

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.