Oakmont E-Blast 12-14-2021

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Board Meeting: 12-21-2021

You may participate in OVA Board of Director meetings either remotely via Zoom or in-person at the Berger Center.   Per Sonoma County guidance, those attending in person must wear masks. All those participating in all large gatherings inside OVA facilities must continue to wear masks that cover their mouth and nose. (For small meetings where all individuals are fully vaccinated, participants may agree to remove their masks, per County of Sonoma guidelines.) Note that in addition to these masking requirements, many Oakmont clubs and organizations also require participants to show proof of vaccination to attend.

Agenda coming soon.
Live Stream & Zoom Info here:
12-21-2021 Board Meeting – Oakmont Village

OVA Election Update For 2022

The Board of Directors will finalize election rules for the 2022 Board of Directors elections at the December 21 meeting noted above. The self-nomination process closes Jan. 28 and Candidates Forum will be held Feb. 23. Four OVA Director positions will be open for election for terms that will begin in April 2022.

COVID Boosters: Sign Up Now

December 28 at Berger 

Booster vaccines will be offered Dec. 28 at the Berger from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The clinics will be administered by Safeway Pharmacies and all three vaccines will be available – Moderna, Pfizer and J & J. All ages are eligible. 

All insured and uninsured Oakmonters, including Kaiser members, are welcome.  Please bring your Medicare B card and supplemental cards, along with a photo identification and proof of vaccination (CDC card or digital). 

A consent form, which is available with the online registration, should be filled out and turned in when you come from your appointment. 

To make an appointment for Dec. 28 at the Berger, click this link: 


UPDATE: East Parking Lot Closure Cancelled

The City has cancelled the sidewalk construction in front of East Rec Center.

OVA has received word from the Santa Rosa Department of Transportation and Public Works that due to solid rain throughout next week, the breakout of concrete in front of the East Rec Center has been cancelled until further notice. The City will coordinate with OVA on a new date.

The City of Santa Rosa will start work on the sidewalk and area in front of the entrance into the East Rec on Oakmont, requiring closing off access to the East Rec parking lot. The work, which begins Dec. 16,  is expected to be completed by Jan. 1.   No cars will be able to use the parking lot during that time, and all residents who use the pool, pickleball and tennis courts will need to find an alternative parking area such as on the street.

E-Waste: 2-day Event

Old TVs, Computers, Phones and More – Gone! 

January 15 and 16, 9 a.m to 5 p.m. 

Berger Parking Lot 

No appointment is needed for this event, which is sponsored by Conservation Corps North Bay.  Accepted at the event will be computer equipment (computers, monitors, laptops, keyboards, printers, mice, hard drives) consumer electronics, such as DVD players, VCRs, gaming devices, stereo components, radios, PDAs, cell phones, cables, televisions (CRTs and LCDs) office equipment, including telephones, fax machines, copiers.  Microwaves are the only kitchen appliances accepted. Come anytime between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Keep Up With Energy Resilience News

OVA’s Microgrid project has been accepted in the PG&E Community Microgrid Enablement Program. The utility says acceptance into the program can help a community take its resilience ideas from concept to reality. Get the latest news and progress – and what this means for you – direct to your email inbox. Sign up here: ken.smith@oakmontvillage.com

Movies at Oakmont

WHERE: Berger Center


HOSTS: Al Haggerty, Carol Haggerty, Mike McInnis and Jeff Neuman.

NOTE: All films are shown with English subtitles when possible, free of charge—compliments of the OVA.

(1977) run time 1:18

Tchaikovsky‘s “Nutcracker,” the story of a young girl’s journey to a magical land on Christmas Eve, is perhaps not only the composer’s most famous work but also one of the most famous ballets of all time.

Activities at Valley of the Moon Club & Oak Restaurant

Help Santa Decorate Cookies 

December 20, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Cost: $15 

All ages are welcome. Reserve your spot: Call 707-539-0415 x7 or email hgaribaldi@playvom.com

East Coast New Year’s Eve Bash at Oak 

5 to 10 p.m. 

$95 per person 

Tickets include buffet dinner, champagne toast, dancing with music by our favorite DJ and a photo booth. 

Make reservations:Call 707-539-0415 x7 or email hgaribaldi@playvom.com

Cary Long Comedy Night

Thursday, January 27

6 PM (Doors open at 5:30 pm) Berger Center Tickets $15

Cary Long is a well-known face on the comedy scene and has been traveling with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and has been seen on A&E.

His act is full of everyday situations that everyone can relate to. He combines accents, cultures, and nationalities into a rib-tickling performance that will have audiences laughing at themselves.

Tickets sold in advance at the OVA office.

Boomers Dinner for 8

Are you feeling more comfortable venturing out with friends? Do you enjoy good company, food, and wine? Boomers Dinner for Eight may be just what you need. Groups are forming for the January to June rotation. 

Each group of four couples meets for times during the rotation, each couple hosting one meal. The host provides the main course and attendees bring an appetizer, salad or dessert. Each couple brings a bottle of wine. Individual groups set their dates and assignments. This is a great way to meet new people while enjoying a nice meal. 
The number of openings is dependent on filling groups; there are also openings for substitutes. 
Contact Denise Bickert at denisebickert@comcast.net for more information.

Oakie Folkies

Oakmonters and their invited guests are welcome to our Annual Holiday Party.
December 15 – 6:30 p.m.

East Recreation Center, Oakmont

Please by vaccinated and wear a mask.

Bring an instrument if you wish, your beverage of choice & munchies to share, and your own armless chair!

You’ll find good music with good folks.

Fun will be had by all!