Oakmont E-Blast 5/31/2019

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Important Info

Planning Insurance Protection Ahead of Emergencies

The OVA Board has arranged for a workshop on what homeowners and renters need to know about insurance preparedness for a fire or other disaster on Tuesday, June 4 at 1 p.m. in the Berger Center. The presenter for “Roadmap to Preparedness” is Emily Rogen of United Policyholders, a non-profit organization with over 27 years helping disaster survivors.

Rogen’s “Tips from the Trenches” presentation will go over what disaster survivors wish they would have known about insurance, how to do a home or renters insurance check-up and what to do if you are dropped by your insurance company. Rogen is chief operating officer for United Policyholders. Information about United Policyholders and about the Roadmap to Preparedness is available online at is http://www.uphelp.org.

Architectural Committee Member Opening

The OVA Board of Directors is seeking additional persons to serve on the Architectural Committee (AC). For those who may be interested in serving on the AC as a committee member or alternate, please contact the OVA office by emailing ASKOVA@OakmontVillage.com. Those with experience in construction, architecture, drafting, engineering and/or landscape design are encouraged to apply. Due to the technical requirements of the committee, interviews will be conducted prior to appointment to the AC.

Aid for Sub-Associations Committee Seeks Legal Help

Our OVA Aid for Sub-Associations Committee (ASA) is looking for Pro Bono assistance from an attorney who is experienced in Real Estate or Homeowner Association Law. Our interest is in researching and identifying the steps that must be undertaken if some of our sub-associations might wish to merge. We understand that this is very difficult to accomplish. In spite of this, we are looking to identify the legal steps and their requirements that must be taken in order to successfully accomplish the process.

If you are available to help, please contact Jeffrey Young at 707-237-2532 or jeffryoung@comcast.net

Computer Troubleshooters Needed

Shortly after arriving in Oakmont with his wife Connie, retired technology worker Al Medeiros started helping Oakmont residents with computer problems. Al soon added several others with the same passion for helping people. Together, these volunteers dedicated their time, energy and expertise and Oakmont residents benefited from their efforts free of charge. 

Al’s untimely passing and the departure from Oakmont of one of the other computer troubleshooters is threatening the continued existence of this group. If you believe you can help others with their computer problems and are willing to devote manageable amounts of time to this volunteer work, please contact Andrew Holroyd-Sills at 707.775.5220. Thank you! 

Shred-A-Thon, June 14 from 9 AM to 12 PM

 Free Shredding Event!
Friday, June 14 from 9 AM to 12 PM
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.

Moved & Rescheduled Events

We have had to move & reschedule some events due to construction projects within our facilities, as a result the following articles were listed in the May 15 Oakmont Newspaper with the wrong information. The correct times & locations are below:

SIR Robert Ripley Branch #53 Luncheon
This event is on June 26 at 11 AM, and was listed in the May 15 Oakmont Newspaper as being at the East Rec Center, but will now be held at the Berger Center.
Oakmont Music Lovers Documentary Series
This event is on Tuesday, June 4 at 10:30 AM, and was listed in the May 15 Oakmont Newspaper  as being in the East Rec Center, but will now be held at the Berger Center.
Wii Bowling Winter League Play-Offs
This event is on June 4 at 3:30 PM, and was listed in the May 15 Oakmont Newspaper as being in the East Rec Center, but will now be held at the West Rec Center.
Just a reminder to all clubs; We will be remaining in our temporary locations until further notice.

Inside Oakmont

Invitation to Friends of Mary Patricia to a Small Reception in Her Honor – Monday, June 3, 2019

After serving 20 years as Oakmont’s Architectural Administrator, Mary Patricia has retired! Mary’s Oakmont friends are cordially invited to a small early afternoon reception on Monday, June 3, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the Fireside Area of the Berger Auditorium.

Mary will be there to greet you and celebrate her retirement from Oakmont! A delicious assortment of dessert cakes, coffee and juice is planned for you to enjoy with Mary!

Music performed by the Decades
Sunday – June 2 at 3 PM on the Oakmont Golf Club Driving Range (7025 Oakmont Drive)

3 PM food & beverage available / 4 PM Concert Begins!
Presented by the OVA & the Oakmont Golf Club. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. There will be a designated parking area for golf carts. Bring cash to purchase food & beverage. Bar onsite. No outside food or beverage allowed.
RSVP: OVA (707) 539-1611

REMINDER – Saturday morning June 1 OakMutt Doggy Day “Just-for-Fun” Dog Show is here. Sponsored by the Oakmont Canine Club, the event is FREE. Everyone is welcome to come watch the fun. All well-behaved dogs, on leash, may also attend; but you don’t even need to own a dog to watch the fun. Doors open at 10:00AM. The doggy costume parade will start at 10:30 on the Berger Greensward lawn.

Local vendors will be on the Berger patio walkway providing “Give-a-Ways” and Information on Grooming, Therapy Dogs, and Pet Adoptions; PLUS Raffle Prizes, Games and Music; Even a Caricaturist Pet Artist to draw a sketch of your pup. You will also have a chance to help name the new Oakmont dog park. The main event, of course, is the dog show, which has 16 fun categories and over 40 dogs participating. So which dog in Oakmont has the “Prettiest Eyes” or “Softest Ears”? Come to the show Saturday and find out.

… 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.

June 2, at 2 PM and 7 PM

Focusing on his two-term tenure as second-in-command to President George W. Bush, this biographical drama (with some comedy) chronicles the long and controversial political career of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), an unassuming bureaucratic insider who quietly wielded immense power. Amy Adams plays his wife, Lynne, and Sam Rockwell portrays Bush. The film garnered eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, and won for Best Makeup. (2018), R (language), 132 minutes.

June 3rd, Monday at 2:00 PM, Upper West

The speaker will be Kaylynn Cardoza who is the Dispensary Manager at Mercy Wellness™. She will cover cannabis therapeutics, product examples and explanation of dosing with the Dispensary edibles, tinctures, capsules, smoking, topicals, salves and patches. Also speaking will be Julie Ann Soukoulis, owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Rohnert Park. Everyone is welcome.

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

Our 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

Club Council

Meeting: June 10, 2 PM, West Rec Upstairs

Primary Topic: OVA Staff and their assignments
Kevin Hubred and his Staff will attend and discuss each person’s primary responsibilities and answer questions.

We’ll also discuss a handout that’s been developed by the Communications Committee to give to residents to better describe the activities available here in Oakmont.  This will give us a chance to further discuss communications options available to clubs.
The Oakmont Club Council is comprised of representatives of any of Oakmont’s active Clubs and Associations.  If you didn’t receive an email inviting you to the meeting and wish to attend, please email oakmontclubcouncil@gmail.com so we can keep track of how many people to expect.

Friday, June 14 in the Berger Center, Jazz Club presents…

(Above from left to right) KENNY WASHINGTON, LARRY DUNLAP, BOBBE NORRIS, LEON JOYCE, & DAN FEISZLI. Find descriptions of these amazing artists in the June 1 Oakmont Newspaper.. here in the e-blast we’ll let the music speak for itself…

The above video is a playlist containing 5 videos, they will play one after another. A few ads may play as well.

Tickets may be purchased by dropping a check off in the Jazz Club folder at the OVA Office. $35 each.

Oakmont Business Network

New to Oakmont! Would you like to promote your business and generate referrals from your neighbors? Join us every Thursday at 8 AM for coffee at the Quail Inn. Call Dian Nunes for more information: 707-483-7414

Santa Rosa Newcomers

Newcomer’s June Luncheon Our speaker on June 11; is, Susan Kegley, an owner of Bees N Blooms farm. She loves farming and beekeeping because they provide a never-ending source of engagement with nature, opportunities for puzzle-solving, observation, learning new things, and access to breathtaking beauty and wonder.
Join us and learn about visiting Bees N Blooms farm and how this certified organic farm helps sustain ecosystems from the soil up, creating habitat for native pollinators, birds, wetland residents and even humans.
For information on upcoming Luncheon, contact us info@santarosanewcomers.org or 707 524 7899 Reservations must be made by 3pm Wednesday, June 5 Cancellations must be made by 3pm Wednesday June 5

Outside Oakmont

Books & Brews

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Saturday, June 8 from 7 PM to 9 PM
The Sonoma County Public Library Foundation invites you to support your libraries. Join us for a lively evening at the Santa Rosa Central Library for beer, appetizers, and conversation with the Sonoma County Library’s new Director, Ann Hammond.
Buy tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4229852

Emergency Preparedness Fair

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Make sure to watch that last slight left onto Mayette Ave

Learn what to do before disaster strikes. FREE for the entire community! Bring your neighbor!

When: Sunday, June 23 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm 
Where: Congregation Beth Ami • 4676 Mayette Ave, Santa Rosa • Free parking

All are welcome. Bring your neighbor! The Jewish community is partnering with local organizations and first responders to help you be ready for any future crisis. BE INFORMED. KNOW HOW TO RESPOND: Presentations on home safety, medical response, survival strategies and the 911 system from local PD and fire department. Practice skills such as CPR and first aid. Learn important numbers to have on hand. HAVE A PLAN. GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR: Informational materials to develop your personal plan. Get your neighborhood ready. Checklists and ideas for “go” bags and to shelter in place. BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE: Sit with companion canines, crawl in fire engines and patrol cars, visit an animal mobile command center. Enjoy food trucks, water stations, bounce house, and secure children’s playground.
For more information, contact info@sfjcf.org

Sonoma County Senior Saunters

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Senior Saunters – June 4 Our Senior Saunters monthly hikes are 1.5-2 miles in length on easier terrain. These outings are designed to have folks get a chance to get out and experience the parks with plenty of time for networking. Our next Senior Saunter will be visiting the newly opened Tolay Lake regional Park in Petaluma. https://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Play/Calendar/Senior-Saunters-2019-06-04/