Oakmont E-Blast 11-8-2019

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Important Info

11-8-2019 Town Hall: Solar Power

11-13-2019 Special Budget Meeting

Wednesday, November 13, 2019- 1:00 pm
Berger Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa CA 95409

3. TIMEKEEPER – Rich Laden / TASK MASTER – Dawn McFarland
A. 2020 Draft Budget
B. Draft Reserve Study Update
The Next Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday November 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Berger Building.

Veteran’s Day Event – November 11

Honorary Speaker Wallace Stewart for our Veterans Day Celebration event November 11th.
Photo by Julie Kiil

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 Scout 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.

Garage Door Battery Backup

We have heard from several people who said their garage door batteries failed after several uses during the “Great Blackout of 2019”.  These batteries were not designed to be used multiple times, they are for opening the garage door once.

The heavier the door, the more power is required to move it.  Depending upon the age of the battery, the voltage may also drop with time so you should not expect to be able to open your garage door 4-5 days after the power goes out.  This small battery is primarily designed for getting your car out of your garage at the beginning of a power outage.  Once out, you can close the garage door but then should leave the car outside 

Toxic Waste Collection

11/12/2019 – Appointment Is Mandatory

Four times a year Oakmont has a Community Toxic Collection from 2 – 7 p.m. Location and date will be provided when you call to schedule an appointment.

LIMITS: 15 gallons of liquid (max. of 5 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 in sealed, approved Sharps containers. 

NOT ACCEPTED: Explosives or ammunition – radioactive materials – biological wastes (except syringes) – TVs, computer monitors and other electronics – business waste. 

Appointment is required: Please call 795-2025 to schedule an appointment or ask your questions. Must schedule 24 hours prior to event. 

Turkey Donations

Third Annual Gathering Of Turkeys

We are grateful to live here in Oakmont and to be able to provide support and the comfort of a warm meal to others in Sonoma County. Please join us in donating a frozen turkey on Saturday, November 23, 10 am – 12:30 pm.

Drop off at 8550 Oakmont Drive (past East Rec Center on right side).

All turkeys will be donated to the Redwood Gospel Mission for their “Great Thanksgiving Banquet.” You may also drop off a check payable to Redwood Gospel Mission if it is more convenient. Thank you very much!

Please call Susan Chauncy at 707-536-9765 with any quesitons.

Inside Oakmont

Oakmont Kiwanis

Carnitas and Margaritas
Friday, November 8 TONIGHT
Berger Center – 5 PM to 7 PM
Tickets $20, includes 1 margarita
Tickets Will Be Sold At The Door

Also featured will be a Silent Auction on a number of exciting gift baskets and other awards from merchants around the area. Tickets can be obtained from Kiwanis Club members, from Poppy Bank in Oakmont, at the OVA office from Colin, by contacting Pat Veuve at patveuve@gmail.com / (707) 490-7020, and they will be sold at the door.

November 10 at 2 pm and 7 pm
playing… Gloria Bell

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcee who spends her days at a straitlaced office job and her nights at L.A. dance clubs. One evening, Gloria meets Arnold (John Turturro) and finds herself in an unexpected new romance filled with both the joys and complications of dating. This romantic comedy shows that love can strike at any time, relationships are never simple and nothing can keep you down if you keep on dancing. A terrific performance by Moore. (2019), R (sexuality/language), 103 minutes.

Sunday Symposium

November 10 – Berger Center – 10:30 am
Quinton Martins, Ph.D. presents Lions of Sonoma County

In California, mountain lions are at the top of the food chain and play critical roles in the maintenance and functioning of our natural ecosystems.  Yet mountain lions themselves live a fragile existence. Quinton Martins, Ph.D, Director of Living with Lions, teaches us about the importance of living side-by-side with our wild neighbors.   By identifying the lions’ priority habitats and key wildlife corridors Dr. Martins helps to promote ecosystem conservation throughout our region.

Don’t Miss Out To Twist and Shout!

All Oakmont residents are invited to the OTC end of the year dinner dance November 15 in the Berger Center featuring live music by Hey Jude, a Beatles tribute band. The menu will feature favorites from across the pond including fish and chips, bangers and mash, and toad in the hole for starters and a main course of shepherd’s pie, salad, bread and butter, and mashed peas. A scrummy baked dessert will follow. Between the food and dancing, we will also have our annual awards presentations for the OTC Honor Roll and Most Valuable Person. The cost for this posh do is only $40 for members and non-members alike, and you can organize your tables for 8. Invite the neighbors and sign up now, or before November 11, using the coupon found below, at the OVA, or on the OTC website.

November 21, Thursday – 6:30 pm
playing… In Search Of Greatness

November 21, Thursday… A Free Movie!
“In Search Of Greatness” is a documentary revealing the true nature and nurture of the greatest atheletes of all times.

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Movie starts at 7:00 pm

Brought to you by the Oakmont Boomers Club. Drop off your name and how many seats and place it in the “Boomer Folder” at the OVA Office

Boomer members can register online at:

Oakmont Holiday Dinner/Dance
Saturday, December 7, 2019 

Open to Oakmont residents – Berger Center 
5-6pm social hour/appetizers, dinner to follow…
Music by The Invasion Band 

Price is $55 person. Limited seating. 
Festive Holiday Attire 
Reservation forms at the OVA office and the Central Rec Center due by Dec. 1 

Wednesday, December 11, Berger Center

Music and Food begins at 2:30 pm
Preview from 3 pm to 5 pm
Visit https://oakmontll.org for more information.

Outside Oakmont

Sonoma Valley Historical Society

The Sonoma Valley Historical Society “Second Saturday” lecture series:
Dr. Peter Meyerhoff presents “Lost Buildings of the Sonoma Mission”.
In 1834 General Mariano Vallejo toured the still active Mission and made a little known inventory of its many buildings as well as the contents of almost every room. The resulting information gives valuable insight into a surprisingly sophisticated enterprise and use of Native American labor on the frontier of the Mexican Empire. This virtual tour will show the Mission as it really was, not as it is today.
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2 PM.
Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma.
$5.00 Admission; SVHS members & local docents free.

Transport for Older Adults

Monday, November 18, 10 am – noon
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building
North Room – 1351 Maple Avenue

Make your voice heard in planning for a transportation system that meets your needs. Join a group discussion to share your experiences and help identify transportation barriers, successes and ideas for improving the system in Sonoma County and the Bay Area.

Register or get more information:
aaa@schsd.org – 707-565-5904

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.