Oakmont E-Blast 5-24-2019

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Important Info

Admin & Architectural Office Closed On Memorial Day, May 27

May 21 Regular Board Meeting Video

To view this video with the agenda beneath, please click here.

It’s that time of year!
New Pool Schedule & Pool Monitors

People under 18 may now visit the Central Activity Center pool from 12 PM to 4 PM starting Memorial Day until Labor Day weekend.

Pool Monitors will help enforce the pool rules during under-18-guest-hours. These rules include:

  • all swimmers must shower before entering the pool
  • residents cannot have more than 4 guests accompanying them to the pool
  • residents must remain with guests at the pool (guests may not be dropped off, unless they have a guest pass.)*
  • the pool must not exceed 60 occupants (per the City of Santa Rosa Guidelines)
  • children cannot enter the spa even with an adult
  • large flotation devices such as inner tubes and air mattresses are not allowed in the pool or spa

Please click here to see all Swimming Pool Rules

It is important to know that the monitors are NOT lifeguards. Residents must carefully supervise the children they bring to the pool.
Stay hydrated bring plastic water bottles but food is not allowed in the pool area.

*Residents may only purchase up to 4 guest passes.

Shred-A-Thon: June 14, 9 AM – 12 PM

Free Shredding Event in the Berger Parking Lot
Sponsored by Oakmont Kiwanis and OVA

It’s time to shred again. Oakmont residents and businesses are invited to bring their documents and other shreddables to the truck that morning. Please limit your documents to the equivalent of 5 banker’s boxes.

Oakmont Bus 16 Schedule (Printable)

The city of Santa Rosa has created a new and easy to read map & schedule for the Oakmont Bus 16 that travels within Oakmont and makes trips to shopping centers in the morning. Please click any of the schedules or the map below to be taken to a downloadable and printer-friendly version of the map & schedule.

You may find all of the individual routes & timetables for Santa Rosa buses by click here.

Sonoma County Curbside Chipper Program

The Sonoma County Curbside Chipper program is for properties in unincorporated Sonoma County that are zoned for 5 acres or less in size. The County crew will provide up to 3 hours of complimentary chipping, which, on average, is enough time to chip a pile of vegetation that is approximately 50 feet long, 4 feet tall, and 8 feet wide.

The program, which is offered May-November (weather dependent), is available on a first-come, first served basis. Last year, the program served over 450 properties. At the start of this season, 44 residents are already signed up for participation, spanning the County from Cloverdale/north to Sonoma/south; Kenwood/east to Jenner/west. Those interested in participating are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Click here to check your properties zoning status (i.e. if it is in “unincorporated Sonoma County”).

Click here to view the Chipper Program Guidelines.

Click here to download the application.

Inside Oakmont

… presenting MORE JOY, June 22 at 7 PM, Berger Center

To reserve advanced tickets please email MoreJoy43@gmail.com or drop your checks made out to ‘More Joy’ in the Progressive Club or Democratic Club folder in the OVA Admin Office.

17th Annual Oakmont Car Show: May 25

At the Berger Center
6633 Oakmont Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Saturday, May 25, from 10 AM – 1 PM

Friday, June 21 at 6 PM in the Berger Center

Tickets sold in advance for $15 each at the OVA Office. Special guest comedians will include Michael Bossier, Arthur Gaus, and Debra Durst.

The Oakmont Garden Club welcomes Oakmont residents and their guests to come and visit the seven Oakmont gardens offered this year on our annual garden tour.

Club officials are very excited about the range of gardens in this year’s tour. All are very different and unique in their own way and are a reflection of the owners’ personalities. The tour will show visitors that any garden can be lovely, regardless of its size, theme, orientation or plant material. This tour will show that a garden doesn’t need to be perfect, or to be manicured, or to be professionally designed, to be absolutely magical.

Pick up a map of the tour gardens at the Berger Center at 10 AM (one per group/car). Maps of different colors have different routes, so as to avoid too many visitors at any garden at one time. Your specific route will be shown on the map and a synopsis of each garden is printed on the back of the map.

Open Studios, June 22 and 23
from 10 AM to 4 PM

17 Artists – 15 Studios
Maps are available at: oakmontart.com and the corner of Oakmont Drive and White Oak Drive on the days of the tour. Look for the yellow yard signs.

The tour offers an up-close and personal look at a diversity of artistic works—oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor painting, mixed media, jewelry, photography, needle craft, fused glass and ceramics—along with the chance to meet the talented artists who create them.

The brochure and map with more information on the artists can be found at oakmontart.com. Paper copies of the map will be available at the corner of White Oak and Oakmont Drives on the days of the tour. Studio locations will be identified by bright yellow yard signs. 

The King’s Choice
playing: May 26, 2 PM & 7 PM

When the Nazis invade Norway on April 8, 1940, the country’s king—Haakon VII—was given an ultimatum: surrender or die. Haakon answered that he would abdicate before appointing the German-approved government. Unfolding over three pivotal days, the film is an admiring portrait of a monarch with a rare common touch and a monumental
decision to make. Gripping and well-acted throughout, with notable cinematography and production design, the movie was nominated for a Foreign Language Film Oscar. (2017), NR, 130 minutes. (In Norwegian.)

The Symposium will be on hiatus throughout the summer, returning on September 8, 2019. Have A Great Summer!

Fitness Club Annual Picnic
June 8 at 2 PM, West Rec Center

Annual community picnic sponsored by the Oakmont Fitness Center is on Saturday, June 8, at the West Rec Center. The catered event is from noon to 2 pm and open to all Oakmont residents. Complimentary to Fitness Club members and $15 for non-members due at the picnic. Deadline for sign up is May 31 at the main office or the Fitness Center. Hope to see you there.

Kenwood Press is coming to Oakmont!
Thursday, June 6, 5:30 PM to 7 PM

The June 6 monthly evening meeting will feature Alec and Ann Peters from the Kenwood Press at the Berger Center from 5:30 PM to 7 PM. Their focus will be to bring us up-to-date on all that’s happening or proposed to happen in our Valley of the Moon communities.

David Thom Bluegrass Band / June 13

With a vocal range called staggering, David sings from the deepest bass to the highest falsetto and plays a rhythm guitar. He is joined by the hard driving 5-string banjo of Andy Shaw, the tone of Brian Judd’s mandolin, the aged and knowing fiddle of Paul Shelasky and the rock solid foundation of Jeff King’s bass round out the band.…Reserve A Seat

San Francisco Lamplighters / June 1

Back by popular demand, join in the fun as the San Francisco based Lamplighters perform selections from the comic operas of Gilbert & Sullivan and other works of comparable wit, literacy and musical merit.…Reserve A Seat

If you’re thinking of checking out the newly formed Oakmont Square Dance Club, please join us Every Sunday 6:00 PM at the West Rec Center Downstairs. Free admission We’d also like to invite everyone to the following special event with a professional caller:


Sunday, June 2 6:00-8:00 PM, Lawrence Johnstone Calling, $5 per person donation, West Rec Downstairs

Eight people dancing together form a square, and the caller is there to speak and sometimes sing the steps. We are delighted to announce our first visit from popular professional caller, Lawrence Johnstone. Lawrence is a wonderful caller who makes square dancing fun at all levels. He has a great singing voice and entertains the dancers with such favorites as “Ain’t Misbehavin”, “Steppin’ Out”, “You’ll Never Know”, “Blueberry Hill” and so many more. The evening will be filled with music, fun and laughter. No experience necessary. No partner necessary. No petticoats or cowboy boots necessary. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Jenny at (707) 367-2102 or Susan at (707) 367-0417.

Outside Oakmont

Active Bicyclists

Enjoy bicycling and want to have fun & exercise with friendly riders ? We have a group for you,comprised mostly of folks here in Oakmont and nearby. We meet Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
1. Our “Monday Movers” group meets 9:00AM at the Poppy Bank. Rides are easy-paced, about 25 to 35 miles with minimal hill-climbing, and may go to Glen Ellen, Cotati Redwood Cafe, etc.
2. Our “Wednesday Wanderers” group, meets at differing locations, such as: Howarth Park, Finley Center, Esposti Park. Rides may be 30 to 40 miles and have 1000’ to 1200’ of climb. 
3. Our “Friday Freewheelers” group also meets at differing locations. Routes may be 35 to 45 miles and have 1500” of climb.
On all Monday, Wednesday and Friday rides, the emphasis is on safety & camaraderie. We obey all traffic rules. The pace of a ride is determined by the folks at the start. No one is “dropped” or left behind. We have several regroups during a ride and a refreshment stop, midway.
Our riding groups are often 60/40 male/female with ages in the 60’s & 70’s. E-bikes are welcome. All our members are fit and enthusiastic about bicycling. You will surely find one, or more, of our groups to your liking.
Please call or write for additional information and we will put you on our mailing list for ride announcements.
Alfred Mascy(707) 579-0744Email: World_cyclist@icloud.com

County Survey Seeks Public Input about Older Adult Services

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) invites Sonoma County residents of all ages to offer input on future programs and services for older adults, seniors, persons with disabilities, and local caregivers by completing its countywide Senior Needs Assessment Survey by June 30. Community members can take the anonymous survey online or on paper, or join a group discussion on aging issues during April, May and June.

There are three ways to complete the three-page survey in Spanish or English:

  • Online in English: www.research.net/r/SoCo_AAA19
    Online in Spanish: www.research.net/r/SoCo_AAA19_Esp
  • Paper copies are available at senior centers and locations where older adults access services, or by request from the AAA at (707) 565-5950. Mail completed surveys to the AAA in the envelope provided at no cost.
  • At a group discussion about aging issues on one of the dates listed below. To request language or other interpreter services at the group or for more information, call (707) 565-5950 one week prior.

AAA Needs Assessment Group Discussions:

The 2020-24 AAA Plan will be publicly distributed in spring 2020 on paper and online. To download the 2016-20 AAA Plan, The Art of Aging, click on the link on the AAA home page: sonomacounty.ca.gov/Human-Services/Adult-and-Aging/Area-Agency-on-Aging/.

With the oversight of its community Advisory Council, the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging makes recommendations to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors regarding the needs of older and disabled adults and their caregivers. To help define the needs of older and disabled adults and their caregivers, the Area Agency on Aging publishes an Area Plan and Community Report every four years.