Oakmont E-Blast 4-17-2020

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Important Info

4-21-2020 Regular Meeting

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 – 1:00 PM
ZOOM Virtual Meeting
And By Video Teleconferencing

Watch It Live At: https://oakmontvillage.com/live

Click Here For The Full Agenda:

Click Here For The Full Meeting Resolution Packet:

4-21-2020 Executive Meeting

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 – 11:00 PM
ZOOM Virtual Meeting
Closed Meeting
Click Here For The Full Agenda: https://oakmontvillage.com/article/4-21-2020-executive-agenda/

Applications For Battery Rebates Open May 1

The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) will begin taking applications May 1 for reimbursements for the purchase of solar batteries for qualified individuals. Under the SGIP, residents who are on PG&E’s medical baseline program may qualify for up to 100% of the cost of a battery.  In addition to the medical baseline requirement, applicants must also live in a home affected two or more times by the PG&E power shutdowns or live in a Tier 2 or Tier 3 Fire District. Battery installation contractors can often assist homeowners in processing the applications for SGIP eligibility. Here are two links for SGIP information: 



A list of installers appears on the OVA website at https://oakmontvillage.com/orsp/.  Sonoma Clean Power also offers periodic Web classes on understanding solar power and battery systems. Notifications are available by signing up at https://sonomacleanpower.org/sign-up-for-email-updates.

The Architectural Office Upgrades with the ASYST Mobile App!

  • Danielle Hannigan

OVA’s Architectural Office is now using an iOS (iPhone/iPad) application to more efficiently manage their daily workflow. The application is titled “Asyst Data Group Mobile App” and comes at a crucial time, as it can be utilized by employees working remotely, and from the OVA office.

Only OVA employees will be able to log in to use the application. The mobile app offers staff several improvements, including expanded file management, integrated GPS features, and the ability to work on the go anywhere internet is available. Asyst Data Group says an Android version of the app is in development.

General Manager, Kevin Hubred, reached out to Asyst Data Group earlier this year about using this tool to make member services more efficient.

Resource List

There are new updates this week to the food and activity resource list. Here they are:

From The Gilded Grape:
We’re still available for Oakmont residents for DROP OFF Soups. I am happy to send out my weekly menu to any client interested in quarts of Homemade, hearty healthy, seasonal soups that are handled with the best of care during this stressful time. FREE DELIVERY!
Chef Lee Ann Geneve

These and more helpful activity and food resources are available here:
Food and Activity Resource List

Inside Oakmont

OTLC April-May-June Classes are canceled due to COVID-19 virus and shelter-in-place orders from Sonoma County and the State of California. No classes will be rescheduled at this time. www.oakmont-learning.org will be updated as the situation evolves. Refunds are being processed and will be sent out. Please be safe everyone!

All Spring classes have been canceled. Credit card registrations have been refunded and registrations made by personal check are being processed by Santa Rosa Junior College and will arrive shortly.

Lifelong Learning is also canceling the Campbell Jazz concert scheduled for May 7. Refunds have been processed through PayPal. For questions regarding refunds, please contact oakmontlifelonglearning@gmail.com.

Please watch this section of Oakmont News for news on upcoming concerts and Fall classes.

Virtual Events

April 19 – 10:30 – Infectious Diseases – From Florence Nightingale to Anthony Fauci

April 26 – 10:30 – A Manuscript from a Southern Slave: How Do We Know Who Wrote It?

The Oakmont Sunday Symposium will continue to have lectures each Sunday.  The lecture will be pre-recorded and available that morning. We will have a live Q&A with the speaker at 11:00 a.m.  The lecture on April 19 features Mary Foley, Ph.D., from UCSF. Dr. Foley is an expert in infectious diseases and will be speaking on COVID-19 and be available to answer your questions.  On April 26, our speaker will be Dr. Hollis Robbins, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Sonoma State. Dr. Robbins will take us through the history of an amazing manuscript written by a Southern slave and how we know who wrote it.If you are interested in attending, sign into the Sunday Symposium website at www.oakmontsundaysymposium.org and click on “Live.”  There will be instructions on how to watch the presentation and participate in the Q&A.

Club Council

The Long Range Planning Committee will meet on April 20 to discuss a proposal by the Insurance Subcommittee regarding how OVA insurance impacts the clubs.  If you would like to be a silent participant, please contact oakmontclubcouncil@gmail.com.

Several clubs have begun regular meetings using Zoom as a video conference tool. If you are interested in using Zoom, a starting point might be the information posted on how to use Zoom on the OVA website at https://oakmontvillage.com/article/ova-zoom-video-meetings/.

April 20 – 10 a.m. – What’s Happening in Hungary and How it Impacts the European Union

The Oakmont Great Decisions Discussion Groups are continuing to meet on Zoom, every Monday at 10 a.m.  The topic for Monday, April 20, will be “What’s Happening in Hungary and How it Impacts the European Union?” If you’re not on our email list and want an invitation, send an email to oakmontgd@gmail.com.

OVA is excited to announce that OHI’s Free Fitness Class will be returning with JoRene via Zoom. You may join in the fun at 9 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday next week with this information:
Meeting ID: 967 9942 2442
We will also make the meeting available via live stream at OakmontVillage.com/Live

April 22 – 4 p.m. – Websites and Apps you need for Fire Season

The Oakmont Futures Club is continuing with our weekly lecture and Q&A series every Wednesday at 4 p.m.  Past lectures are posted on our website – www.oakmontfuture.com.  The lecture for April 22 will focus on “Things to do NOW for the upcoming fire season – websites and apps.”  If you’re not on our email list and want an invitation, send an email to oakmontfuture@gmail.com.

April 24, 11 a.m., Clara Barton

The Oakmont Genealogy Club is continuing with our weekly lecture series on famous women of the 19th Century, with a particular focus on suffragettes.  The lectures are each Friday at 11 M. They are recorded and posted on our website – www.oakmontgenclub.org – under “Recent Presentations.”  The lecture for April 24 will focus on Clara Barton.  If you’re not on our email list and want an invitation, send an email to oakmontancestry@aol.com.

Oakmont Rotary Club invites all of Oakmont to its Friday morning meetings, held at 9 a.m. on Zoom.

Click here to join the meeting:

Just For Fun

How to make a Bandito Bandana Mask

shared with OVA Office by Pat Clothier

Things About Comin’ My Way

A music video and collection of photography from Oakmont resident, Ken Smith. The song is his version of “Things About Comin’ My Way” by Tampa Red.

Lean On Me (cover) – More Joy

Inquiring Hedge Signs

Stay Well Flamingo

photo taken by Julie Kiil

Pole Sweater and Strange Flower

A decorative spring warming sweater for a sign and an unusual plant bloom in spring.

Oakmont Easter March

Some Oakmonters were spotted out for a walk on Easter Day. These women all live on Stone Bridge Rd. and are out for their morning walk wearing Easter hats and practicing 6’ distancing and wearing masks.
Holding the Easter sign is Denni Adamson, to her left Susan Mullaly, back left Barb Caswell-Kooiman, back right Barb Bernes.

photo taken by Barb Caswell-Kooiman

Oakmont East Pond

Monday after Easter Sunday this structure appeared.  Perhaps a grandchild’s project to combine all the logs.

Monday April 13, only the photographer and lone duck….. on a peaceful walk.

Don’t Let The Cat Out

photo shared by Iris Harrell

Sheltering Sing-Along

KSVY FM (91.3) has a new song for us all to sing together while sheltering-in-place. Check their website for today’s song:

This and more activities like it may be found in OVA’s Food and Activity Resource list: