Oakmont E-Blast (2/1/2019)

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Important Info From OVA

Questions For Candidates

Questions For Candidates

Presented by OVA / Berger Center 6-9 PM, February 19, 2019

Must be in the form of a question
Limited to 50 words

The candidates for the upcoming 2019 OVA Board Election are as follows:

  • Carolyn Bettencourt
  • Al Medeiros
  • Noel Lyons
  • Heidi Klyn
  • Steve Huntley

Board Workshop: Oakmont Sub-Association Challenge

February 5 at 1 PM in the Berger Center

Historically, the OVA has maintained an arms-length relationship with its 37 HOA sub-associations (SAs).This philosophy leaves the community vulnerable to community-wide challenges not properly addressed by the SAs.

Most prominent among these issues, particularly recently, is fire danger. For example, if a SA can’t keep its common areas free of fire fuels due to lack of sufficient financial resources, the community as a whole is not as safe as it can be. All SA issues affect Oakmont because all Oakmonters, regardless of whether they live in an Oakmont SA, are part of the master Oakmont Village Association.

At this workshop, SA representatives will speak on issues they face and what they need from the OVA or others to address them. All community members are encouraged to attend, but this is close to an essential workshop for SA leaders and members.

Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Berger Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa CA 95409

III. TIME KEEPER – Rich Laden / TASK MASTER – Cathy Dougherty
Oakmont Sub-Associations
Board Meeting February 19, 2019 Berger Auditorium – 1:00 p.m.

President’s Message: Office Productivity Enhancement

Continuous improvement is the hallmark of all truly healthy organizations. In this column, I’ll describe how the concept of continuous improvement has been applied to identify and implement a number of OVA office productivity enhancements to save both time and money.
… (Click Here For The Full President’s Message)

Return of Meet the Candidates

Friday February 8 from 2 PM to 5 PM in the Berger can be your first opportunity to Meet the Candidates in the upcoming OVA Board election. Meet the Candidates is an informal event where members can come in and have one-on-one conversations with individual candidates. There is no formal program nor presentations, just conversations. Members come in any time during the scheduled hours and spend some time talking to one or more candidate, one at a time.

This event is open to all announced candidates and any OVA member is welcome. Get to know the people running for the OVA Board.

Come Land In Our Luxurious New Chairs

The new chairs to be used in the East Rec Center, and eventually all of our facilities are now available in the OVA office for you to try out. We have the new chair sat right next to the currently used model for you to compare. We are also seeking your opinions on the chair, and have a form in the office for anyone who would like to share their thoughts.

Art in the renovated East Rec Center

The renovations of the East Rec. Center are nearing completion, and the committee overseeing them would like to display art work by Oakmont residents.

The OAA is seeking member artists and photographers willing to donate their work as part of this process.  The committee has a small budget for printing and plans to make at least one large canvas for the large walls, and some smaller prints .  

The deadline to submit works is February 5th, and then a three person non artist panel of jurors will select pieces to include in what will be a permanent display of Oakmont artist’s work. 

If you have work you would like considered for the display, before February 5th, email a photo of it with a title, size, and whether you would donate the original work, a print of it, or allow the committee to make a copy print of it, to docsevo@me.com

Art received may have to be expanded in a print for which the committee is actively seeking donations of money from any Oakmont residents who would like to contribute to making this permanent art display an outstanding exhibit.  If you would contribute, you can drop a check off in the OVA Office made out to the Oakmont Art Association/ East Rec.

or contact David Dearden dearden6644@gmail.comor Linda Begelmann 

Fraud Prevention Seminar February 6 at 3:30 PM in the West Rec Center

MySantaRosa service now available for reporting non-emergency problems:

For immediate safety issues, such as traffic signals and street lights, please contact us at the telephone numbers below:

Issue Type:Number to call:
Abandoned Vehicles
Dead Animal on Private Property
Dead Animal on Public Right-of-Way707-543-3881
Graffiti Hotline707-543-3499
Injured Animal707-565-7100
Pothole Hotline707-543-3871
Street Flooding707-543-3881
Street Lights Hotline707-543-4305
Traffic Signals707-543-3880
Weekends and After Hours – Public Works707-543-3805

MySantaRosa is not for reporting emergencies!
The MySantaRosa Citizen Problem Reporter app can be used by the general public to submit non-emergency problems or requests for service in our community. Please do NOT use MySantaRosa to report emergency issues, or issues that require immediate attention: Use 911 for Emergencies
Follow this link to learn more:

Important Notice To All Dog Owners

Per recent notification from the polo field owners, Vic and Karen Trione, this is the time of year Canadian geese and other waterfowl that nest on the property use the polo field to rest and feed.  It is important that they not be disturbed by our furry friends. In light of this, the polo field is now CLOSED to all visitors effective 1/31/19.

Sorry folks – The Canine Club has been notified that the polo field is not even open in the early AM hours anymore.  A reminder sign will be posted indicating the field is closed. It is expected to remain closed indefinitely.

Please respect their wishes as they ask for our cooperation and understanding.  We do thank the Trione’s for their continued support of the new Oakmont dog park and for their generous donation.

Activities Inside Of Oakmont

Oakmont Lifelong Learning
Jazz Horizons
Saturday, February 2, 7 PM, Berger Center

New York Pedestrian Blues by Jon Randall
Jeannine by Duke Pearson
Stella by Starlight by Victor Young
Cubano Chant by Ray Bryant
Fixing a Hole by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Friday Night at the Cadillac Club by Bob Berg

Featuring four horns and a four-piece rhythm section, this tightly organized ensemble presents all the contemporary Jazz sounds including Straight-Ahead, Latin, Blues, Funk, Hip-Hop and Brazilian…Reserve A Seat (Click Here)

Lisa Koch Concert sponsored by Oakmont Rainbow Productions February 9 in the Berger Center.
Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, March 2, at 3 PM in the Berger Center

Here are the Oakmont Divas dancing at the 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration:

Free Hands-Only CPR Training 10:30 AM Wednesday, February 13 in the Berger Center
Tennis Club Beer and Food Tasting

No Movies At Oakmont On Super Bowl Sunday (February 3rd)

We accidentally printed in the Oakmont News that on Super Bowl Sunday we would be showing a movie, but that is not the case. There will be no Movies At Oakmont on February 3rd. Please tell your friends and spread the word.

Sunday Symposium

February 3 2019 – 10:30 AM Berger Center
Dr. Matthew James
Darwin & San Francisco: 
The 1905 Galapagos Expedition You Never Heard About

In 1906 eight sailor-scientists from the California Academy of Sciences completed one of the most important expeditions in the history of evolutionary and conservation science.  They validated the ideas of Charles Darwin and they brought back over 78,000 artifacts and specimens.  Despite its significance, this important expedition is one about which hardly anyone has heard.   I will tell the exciting story of why they went, what they did and why their work is still important to us today.

Oakmont Forum

Oakmont Forum: Saturday, February 9, 1 – 3 pm, West Rec

A First Look at Candidates for the OVA Board of Directors

Candidates who attend will respond to key questions from OVA residents and will meet and talk with attendees. Candidates: if you plan to attend, please drop us an Email at info@oakmontforum.com and we will send you more information about the event. Everyone: check our website (https://oakmontforum.com/) late next week to see which candidates have responded that they will attend. Hope to see you there!

This is not an OVA sponsored event.

Oakmont Cannabis Club

WHEN: Monday, February 4
WHERE: Upper West Rec.

Mike Martini from Redwood Herbal Alliance is our speaker this month. Redwood Herbal has been proudly serving Santa Rosa and the entire Sonoma County for the past 8½ years!
Mike quotes “We are looking forward to sharing our knowledge of this amazing medicine and discussing the Cannabis Industry with you great folks!”Everyone is invited.

Star Of The Valley Parish Super Bowl Party

First Half: CHIPS, DIP, & NACHOS
Half Time: Miller Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Chili
COST:  $7.00

Football Pools – 100 Squares / $1.00 / $5.00
Cash Prizes Awarded Each Quarter

Beer & Wine Available At A Nominal Charge

Star of the Valley announces its 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s BIG EVENT Dinner/”Irish Sweepstakes” Raffle FUNdraiser on March 14, 2019
Parish Center, 495 White Oak Drive

A traditional Corned Beef dinner and dessert of Irish Cream Chocolate Éclair Cake will be served. No host cocktails and hors d’oeuvres begin at 5PM with dinner at 6:30PM. Dinner seating is limited. The main event is the drawing for the “Irish Sweepstakes” Raffle with 1st prize $1,000; 2nd prize $500; 3rd & 4th prizes $250 each. Tickets are $25 each or 5 tickets for $100. Winners of the “Irish Sweepstakes” Raffle do not need to be present at the dinner to win. In addition event Sponsorships and Supporter packages are available. Supporter levels are: Philanthropist – $1,000 or more; Benefactor – $500-$999; Patron – $250-$499. Event Sponsors and Supporters of $250 or more are eligible for a $250 drawing of dinner for two at a local 5-star restaurant.
The BIG EVENT is open to everyone in the community! Dinner is $30 per person and can be purchased through Jim Warman, event Co-chair 707-230-2682. The dinner always sells out early so make your reservations soon. For more information about event Sponsorships contact Dennis Sabourin 707-815-3361. To become a Supporter contact Drew Hofmann 949-233-2634. “Irish Sweepstakes” raffle tickets go on sale February 1st and are available for purchase before the Masses at 4PM Saturday and 9AM and 10:30AM on Sundays.
“Irish Sweepstakes” raffle tickets can also be purchased from Drew Hofmann 949-233-2634 or Joey Cuneo 707-694-2634 joeycuneo33@gmail.com or requested at starofthevalleybigevent.com.

Activities Outside Of Oakmont

Join Bill McNamara to Celebrate the Year of the Pig!
Tuesday, February 5 from 1pm to 3pm


Bill McNamara will lead a celebration of the arrival of the Year of the Pig by lighting incense and placing wishes on our Wishing Tree, a Ginkgo grown from seed collected in the wilds of China. Traditionally, this is the special time when we wish for Happiness, Wealth, and Long Life. Those born in the Year of the Pig are considered “communicative, popular among their friends, with a strong sense of time keeping.”  A relict tree with a 200 million year history, the Ginkgo tree is a symbol of resilience, strength, hope, and peace.
Meet Bill at the Visitor Center for traditional treats including tea, candy and red envelope giveaways then a stroll through the garden.
There is no additional fee just the price of garden admission or show your membership card. It will be an auspicious way to welcome in the Chinese New Year.  [There is no admission charge for seniors because this event is held on this first Tuesday of the month.]
We hope to see you there.

Quarry Hill Gardens:
12841 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Cat Show February 16 and February 17 from 9 AM to 5 PM.