Oakmont E-Blast 3/15/2019

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Important Info From OVA

Cast Your Votes!

The Oakmont Village Association Board of Directors election will be concluded in April. Please mail your ballot by March 30, or to come in person to submit your ballot at our Annual Meeting in April in the Berger Center.

President’s Message

Golf Club Update – Week of March 11, 2019

The OVA Board is gathering information around the OGC matter. Our goal is to choose a direction prior to losing one or more available options. ... Click Here For The Full Message

OVA – Firewise Community

Click Here For The OVA Volunteer Hours Expense Sheet For Firewise Work

The Firewise USA recognition program empowers residents to work collaboratively in reducing wildfire risks; currently there are more than 1,500 recognized Firewise USA sites in 42 states actively engaging residents in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire. As of October 2018, Oakmont Village Association is one of these Firewise USA Sites.

Part of being a recognized Firewise USA site is reporting the ongoing work that residents, Sub-HOA’s and the OVA complete each year to reduce their wildfire risks. Every year participating sites must submit an annual renewal to maintain their “In Good Standing” status. To help maintain this status Residents, Sub-HOA’s and OVA can submit hours worked, or money spent on risk reduction efforts throughout the year. Any submission should be done using the attached Volunteer & Expense sheet. This work can be a wide variety of Improvements /Maintenance done to any Oakmont Property (please contact Christel Antone at the OVA office if you have any questions).

If you are willing to participate in submitting any actions, activities, and/or expenses for 2019 that can be used to continuously maintain Oakmont Villages Associations Firewise USA Status please fill out the attached Volunteer & Expense Sheet, for questions please contact Christel Antone at the OVA Administrative Office 707-539-1611 Christel@oakmontvillage.com

Please Mind The Sign…

East Rec site completely closed for next two weeks until 4 pm for pickleball and tennis with only walking access by the service road and NOT the parking lot. Parking must be on the street. More heavy equipment and concrete trucks coming to take advantage of clear weather over the next two weeks. Also new open trenches make the site closure from all residents imperative.

Activities Inside Of Oakmont

Movies At Oakmont

March 17, 2 PM and 7 PM in the Berger Center: Wonder

Entering fifth grade will be momentous for Auggie—because at last he’ll get to be ordinary. While his facial deformity has previously kept him from attending regular schools, Auggie is determined to make his classmates see beyond his face. A well acted and highly honored comedy-drama, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson star as his parents in this heartwarming and inspiring story based on the NY Times best-selling book. (2017), PG, 103 minutes.

Sunday Symposium

March 17, 10:30 AM in the Berger Center: John Futini
The Versailles Peace At 100

In 1919, the Versailles peace talks were the hope of the world following the devastating World War I that cost 14 million lives. To help prevent future wars, at the heart of the Versailles Treaty would be Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points and the League of Nations that would serve as a world peacekeeping organization. How Wilson promoted these goals and how history subsequently developed as a result is the subject of this fascinating lecture. John Futini has a B.A. and M.A. in history, and his thesis was the history of Annadel State Park. This very busy man spends time playing chess and tennis, reading history books, writing occasional history articles, bicycling, birding and gardening.

Oakmont Lifelong Learning

A March Full Of Fun!


Spring Class Preview Wednesday, March 20, 3:00 PM, Berger Center
Six new classes start in April with interesting subjects taught by informative and entertaining instructors – Quilts, Latin American Culture, Ancient Greece, Re-Imagining Elderhood, Being Human in the Digital Age and Eve Was Framed, Mythic Enemies.


Folk Legends Concert Friday, March 29, 7:00 PM, Berger Center, $20, Theater Seating
Our rescheduled concert brings former Kingston Trio members Rick Dougherty and George Grove along with bass singer Jerry Siggins for an evening of songs from the great Folk Era of the ‘50s through the mid-‘70s. To reserve seats, go to oakmontll.org or fill out a coupon with your check in the OLL folder at the OVA office.

Community Church

Saturday, March 23, 2 PM – 4 PM the Oakmont Community Church presents “A Taste of Israel” held at the West Rec Center.

OakMUG

Saturday, March 16, 2019, West Recreation Center, Social at 1:30 – Meeting at 2:00, Topic: Apple Watch Series 4 by John Wentworth

The Apple Watch has been out for a few years now and you’ve likely seen people wearing them every day. John will tell you what they can and can’t do and why you might benefit from one — there will be a section devoted to the health and security features of the new Series 4.

Star of the Valley Parish: BINGO

When: Wednesday, March 20th Time: 4:00pm
Where:  Star Of The Valley Parish Center  495 White Oak Dr.

Bingo Cards: $2.00 each

Baked Potato Bar, Chili, Dessert
Cost: $8.00

ALL are welcome. If you don’t play bingo, come for dinner at 5:15pm.

Activities Outside Of Oakmont

Visiting The Newly Renovated House Of Happy Walls, Upcoming Events:

A Mindful Walk on April 20, 2019
Wildflower Walk 4/27/2019 and Hike 2/28/2019

Contact Info:
Jack London State Historic Park
2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
707-938-5216 
info@jacklondonpark.com

Come and visit the interactive and comfortable new museum at Jack London State Park.  In our neighborhood there is now the best historical park museum. Thanks to the donors who contributed upwards of $850,000 for this renovation you can enjoy the legacy of Jack and Charmian London in a state of the art environment.

While at the park, located in Glen Ellen, participate in a docent led hike to the Wolf House on weekends at 11 A.M. or 1 P.M. and/or the Beauty Ranch walk at 1 P.M.  For those who cannot easily walk to the Wolf House, on weekends there are free rides on a 6 passenger golf cart from noon until 4 P.M. During the week one may reserve for a fee a 2 ½ hour Premium Tour by golf cart to all the historical properties.

Threshold Singers performing every third Wednesday of the month starting at 7 PM in Kaiser Hospital at 401 Bicentennial Drive.

Train as a Coach to Help Older Adults Prevent Falls June 3

Santa Rosa, CA – Volunteers can help older adult increase their safety, balance, strength and confidence on their feet by training as a certified coach on June 3 with the nationally acclaimed program, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls. The one-day training to become a certified A Matter of Balance coach will be Monday, June 3, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Human Services Department Adult and Aging Division, 3725 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa. Reserve your space by email at mob@schsd.org or call (707) 565-5936.

More info at:
https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Human-Services/Adult-and-Aging/Area-Agency-on-Aging/Fall-Prevention-Classes/

San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Befitting the financial aid program of San Francisco University High School by means of purchasing a tour to their Decorator Showcase. $40 per person, $35 for seniors & students.

Please contact Elena Dal Santo at electroydds@hotmail.com for more info.

World Affairs Council

Thursday evening, March 21st: “Making the World See More Clearly:  Humanitarian Efforts to Restore Eyesight to those afflicted with Cataract Blindness.”
Speaker: Dr. Gary Barth, MD, Eye Care Institute, Santa Rosa; Trustee Seva Foundation.
When: 7:30 pm – Thursday, March 21, 2019
Where: Spring Lake Village Auditorium, 5555 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa
Cost: Members and SLV residents: No Charge, Nonmembers: $5 donation

Current projections estimate that cataract blindness will increase from the current 35 million people to 70 million people worldwide by 2050.
Thankfully, there are good people doing something about it.  In tonight’s presentation you will hear their story. Drawing on experiences from his 15 surgical experiences in Nepal, India, Cambodia, and Myanmar, in this presentation Dr. Barth will describe the Seva Foundation’s (seva.org) 40 years of working with over 100 international eye hospitals to increase their efficiency and effectiveness.  It’s an inspirational story – one you will want to hear.