Oakmont E-Blast 2-28-2020

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Important Info

Los Guilicos Volunteers Wanted

We’re currently soliciting Oakmont members who would like to join this committee. If you’re interested, please email info@oakmontvillage.com with a brief description of your qualifications and why you’d like to serve.

Town Hall: Map Your Neighborhood

Berger Building, 6633 Oakmont Drive
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – 1:00 PM

I. Welcome/Overview

II. Presentation – Map Your Neighborhood

III. Open Forum

IV. Questions and Answers

V. Adjournment

Executive Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – 3:00 PM.
OVA Offices 6637 Oakmont Drive
Large Conference Room
Closed Meeting




A. Perry Law

The next Executive Session Board Meeting is Tuesday March 17, 2020


E-Blast Submission Deadline

Please remember that submissions for the e-blast must be turned in to colin@oakmontvillage.com the Wednesday before the e-blast is published (It is always published on Fridays).

Candidates Night 2020 Video

Solar and Battery Forum Video

Please click here to view this video with the presentation slides beneath.

Earthquake Brace + Bolt Registration

Earthquake Brace +Bolt (EBB) program is being offered in our area. This program pays up to$3,000 toward a seismic retrofit to homeowners with older houses that qualify. You can register at EarthquakeBraceBolt.com until March 19. To learn more about an EBBretrofit, watch this short video. Information provided by Tony Lachowicz.

Ballot Counters Needed

Time to collect volunteers for the BOD election on April 6. Are you interested and willing to volunteer to count the ballots? If you would like to participate, please send an email to Nancy Caldwell at ncaldwellster@gmail.com and let me know. We will need about 26 volunteers. Start time 10 a.m. and it usually takes about 3 hours to get it all done.

Inside Oakmont

from March 1, Oakmont Newspaper Calendar

In the 3/15 Oakmont Newspaper, there is “Pickleball Orientation” listed as occurring in the East Pickleball Court at 10 a.m. This is incorrect.

Coached Beginners Pickleball occurs from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
There are no classes during the 10 a.m. hour.
Coached play resumes from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on May 1.

February 29 – 5:00 p.m.
East Rec Center

Good clean fun with clean video comedians such as Jeff Allan, Dennis Swan, Jeannie Robertson. Bring a dish to share and enjoy the fun. Got a clean joke? The mic will be open for you to take a stab at making us laugh.

March 1, at 2 and 7 p.m.

After learning that her family’s beloved matriarch, Nai Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) returns to Changhun to find that her family has decided to keep the news from Nai Nai. While the family gathers under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, Billi rediscovers the country she left as a child, and is forever changed by her grandmother’s spirit. Based on a true story, Awkwafina won a Best Actress Golden Globe and the comedy-drama was nominated for an Oscar. (2019), PG, 98 minutes.

Sunday Symposium

March 1 ​- 10:30 a.m. – Berger Center
David McCuan​: Election Analysis and Predictions

So who’s going to win the 2020 elections? David McCuan doesn’t have a crystal ball – but he does have an extensive research analysis system that has successfully predicted many election results in the past.  At the very least, we’ll hear how he thinks things are stacking up.   David is the Dept Chair of Political Science at Sonoma State and is a sought-after guest commentator on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and NPR.

10 For 20: 10 Things Every Estate Plan Should Have For The Year 2020

Kiwanis Thursday, March 5, Evening Speaker Series Berger Center at 5:30 p.m. “10 For 20: 10 Things Every Estate Plan Should Have For The Year 2020.”

Tricia Shindledecker is the guest speaker and is an AV-rated attorney in Santa Rosa. She is a certified specialist in probate, trust, estate planning, and elder law specialist. She has been selected as a Super Lawyer for every year since 2007. She has been an attorney for over 30 years and maintains an office in Oakmont.

The estate plan put in place 10 years ago was probably perfect for the year 2010, but small, incremental changes made in the last decade may leave that 10-year old plan woefully out of date, says Ms. Sindledecker. Mark March 5, 5:30 p.m. on your calendar! Wine and refreshments will be served.

The Oakmont Craft Guild Show and Sale on April 4 has tables available.

Any Oakmont resident may join us!

Crafters, quilters, artists or any handmade arts are welcome!  Contact dlinneball@hotmail.com.

The deadline for a table is March 21.

Folk Legacy Trio – A Lifelong Learning Event
$25 – March 26
7 p.m. – Berger Center

Former Kingston Trio singers George Grove and Rick Dougherty team up with Jerry Siggins to perform an evening of songs from the great Folk Era of the ‘50s through the mid-‘70s. The performance is a trip through Americana Musical History including songs from The Weavers, The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul & Mary, The New Christy Minstrels, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Tom Paxton, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Gordon Lightfoot, Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, and more. Click Here To RSVP

Did you know you can see all Lifelong Learning upcoming classes by visiting:

Five Ways to Register for a Class:
1) oakmontll.org We Just Updated The Site
2) communityed.santarosa.edu/oakmont
3) Credit card by phone (707) 527-4372
4) Pick up and fill out a form at the OVA office
5) Pay at the door on the first day of class

Senior Social Club

Open House
Tuesday, March 10 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Oakmont West Recreation Center
6470 Meadowridge Drive

Program activities will take place from 10 — 11 a.m.
The band will play at 11:00 a.m.

The Senior Social Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays to provide respite for caregivers while encouraging physical, mental, social and emotional well-being for its members. We accommodate varying skill levels and offer a variety of engaging activities for seniors experiencing isolation or memory loss.

RSVP with Jamie Escoubas, 707-525-0143 x103 – jescoubas@councilonaging.com

Annual Fawndraiser

Come support Fawn Rescue of Sonoma County at its annual FAWNdraiser March 28, at the Oakmont Golf Club in Santa Rosa, CA from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate this unique wildlife rescue organization at a luncheon and silent auction featuring unique experiences, one-of-a-kind products and fabulous goodies! Bid to win a stay at the beautiful Joshua Grindle Inn in Mendocino, a chartered SF city front/bay boat cruise, a private tour, and wine tasting at Littorai, a custom Adelle Stoll accessory, a month membership for two at Montecito Heights Health Club and much more!

$35 per person. Ticket sales end on March 15. Visit https://fawnrescue.eventbrite.com, https://www.fawnrescue.org or call (707) 529-5370 to purchase your ticket(s). 

Outside Oakmont

4th Annual NAMI Fundraiser

Saturday, March 7, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
89 Center Road, Petaluma
$5 Cover Donation

Come support the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI. Great art, live music, food, and friends. There will be a door prize and raffle items in which all proceeds go to NAMI.

Santa Rosa Symphony League

Art For The Garden – March 7

Join the Art Association for another fun-filled art project to welcome Spring. A creative team will be assisting you in creating a work of art for the garden or patio. There will be lots of examples and ideas and all materials are provided. Bring your friends and expect to have a great day. Wine and snacks are included.
Learn More/Buy Tickets
Saturday, March 7, 1 – 4 p.m. – $45, $40 members
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 South High Street, Sebastopol

Sonoma State Historic Parks

Black Bears of Sonoma ~ Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Meet the North Bay Bear Collaborative who studies these animals and provides data-driven advice for ways to make their lives, and ours, more harmonious in Sonoma Valley. Join us in the Sonoma Barracks audiovisual room for this interagency lecture of wildlife video footage and photographic collections. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for 17 and under. Proceeds benefit the collaborative.
Exploring Seasonal Marshlands ~ Sunday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
During the rainy season, the park’s open space transforms from dry, arid land, into natural marshlands. Look for the state park vehicle parked along the bike path near 3rd street west and the ballfields for this drop in program. Waterproof shoes recommended, steady rain cancels.

Derby After Dark

This year’s gala affair will take place at The Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country on May 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Food and entertainment include Champagne and Oysters, Martinis and Gaming, Raffle and Auction, Dinner and Dancing. Proceeds from Derby After Dark benefit Meals on Wheels, which delivers more than 290,000 meals per year to frail, home-bound seniors who might otherwise go without. Admission tickets are now on sale: $250 per person or $2,500 for a table of 10. Sponsorships are also available. For more details, go to www.councilonaging.com/derby.com or contact Lauren Schwing, Director of Development at 707-525-143 x146 or by email: lschwing@councilonaging.com