Oakmont E-Blast 5-8-2020

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Important Info

COVID-19 Testing Now Available for All-Comers

Residents can go to https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1-888-634-1123 to schedule an appointment, and will be required to provide a variety of personal information, including age, gender, race, ethnicity and insurance information.


Oakmont’s Golf Courses Back On Track

Golf course operator AGP has announced that the Oakmont courses are re-opening. The driving range is already open and Oakmonters have been seen shaking the rust off while spraying balls in a variety of directions and putting on the putting green. The former West Course (now Valley of the Moon) should be fully open by next week. Check out the new website here. The former East Course (now The Club at Sugarloaf) will likely open in early June. 

Construction work on the pro shops and dining facilities will resume soon. AGP anticipates Oakmont will be able to enjoy these facilities – virus restrictions permitting – later this calendar year. 

Meanwhile, for those who haven’t taken the opportunity to walk on the courses, there is still a chance to meander along the cart paths of the new Sugarloaf (old East) course until it opens. The courses offer incredible scenery and wildlife observation opportunities, along with sightlines down emerald green fairways and up to the Annadel and Sugarloaf parks.  

AGP has announced that, even after both courses are open, they have plans for regular course walking at certain predetermined times.  

In the meantime, please stay on the paths unless there is a need to veer off briefly to avoid others, wear masks for personal assurances or can’t stay at least six feet from others, pick up after pets and keep them on leashes, and be respectful of maintenance workers and homeowners


5-5-2020 Town Hall
Los Guilicos Healing Center


How To ‘Claim Host’ In A Zoom Meeting

More instructions on how to claim host may be found on the Zoom website here.


New Reopening Committee Seeking Members

The OVA board’s May agenda will include a vote on establishing a new committee. The Facility Reopening Committee (FRC) will consist of board and community members who will set guidelines for reopening Oakmont facilities. 

As an institution, OVA cannot set less stringent guidelines than those ordered by Sonoma County, so the association cannot open facilities that the county has explicitly ordered closed. However, OVA can be more restrictive than the county.   

The FRC will concern itself with translating county guidelines into specific Oakmont facility requirements. It will also work with club leaders to ensure clubs have a voice in the reopening guidelines that affect their operations. 

To apply, please email askova@oakmontvillage.com and specify you would like to be considered for the Facility Reopening Committee. The vote to establish this committee will be held at the May 19 board meeting. 


CETC Seeking New Members

The Community Education and Transparency Committee (CETC) has put out a call for new members. CETC’s charter is to research educational gaps within Oakmont and recommend educational and transparency opportunities to the board. 

To apply, please email askova@oakmontvillage.com and specify you would like to be considered for the CETC. 


No Bicycling on Golf Course Paths

While the OVA staff is happy to hear of residents staying active walking the golf course paths and enjoying the sunshine, we want to remind members that bicycling is not permitted on golf course paths. For any questions, please contact the OVA office staff at (707)539-1611.


Comedy Show and Car Show Canceled

18th Annual Oakmont Car Show:
The 18th Annual Oakmont Car Show scheduled for May 23 is canceled due to the Coronavirus. We wish you and your families the best as we all navigate our way through this pandemic. We look forward to seeing you next year.
Stay safe,
Mike Murphy and Ron Leve Oakmont Car Show Co-ordinators


Virtual Events

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OVA is excited to announce that OHI’s Free Fitness Class has returned with JoRene via Zoom. You may join in the fun at 9 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday next week with this information:
https://zoom.us/j/96799422442
Meeting ID: 967 9942 2442

On Monday please weights available.

On Wednesday please have a nearby for use.


When:
Tuesdays 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Thursdays 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m .

Forrest Yoga does not require strength or flexibility; it only requires that you bring a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly. All levels welcome. People with injuries or conditions are encouraged to attend.   

Equipment: yoga mat, yoga blanket (or use a rolled beach towel)

New Students – Please email Carol prior to the day you want to join the class Carolking1234@yahoo.com 


May 11 – 10 a.m. – Update on Mexico

The Oakmont Great Decisions Discussion Groups are continuing to meet every Monday at 10 a.m.  The topic for Monday, May 11, will be Mexico – from NAFTA to Cartels.  If you’re not on the email list and want an invitation, send an email to oakmontgd@gmail.com.


May 13 – 4 p.m. – Online Games for Oakmont!!

It’s a frustrating time for those of us who play card and board games – and with “social distancing” we probably won’t be able to get back into the card room for months.  One alternative is to play with each other online.  There are websites that allow you to play almost any game with virtually anybody you choose.  The Duplicate Bridge group is already doing this.

The Oakmont Futures Club is continuing with our weekly lecture and Q&A series every Wednesday at 4 p.m.  On May 13 we will have a presentation about online games – games you can play alone and games you can play with other people.   If you’re not on our email list and want an invitation, send an email to oakmontfuture@gmail.com.

Past lectures are posted on our website – www.oakmontfuture.com


Genealogy Club

May 15 – 11 a.m. – Mary Baker Eddy

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 a.m.  They are recorded and posted on our website – www.oakmontgenclub.org – under “Recent Presentations”.

The lecture for May 15 will focus on Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Christian Science church. If you’re not on our email list and want an invitation, send an email to oakmontancestry@aol.com.


The Oakmont Sunday Symposium Broadcast Series
May 10 – NO LECTURE – MOTHER’S DAY
May 17 – Andy Merrifield – The 2020 Election: Where is it Now?
Pre-Recorded Lecture Sunday Morning and Q&A at 11 a.m.

Dr. Andy Merrifield, emeritus professor of political science at Sonoma State where he taught US politics for decades, will bring his insights and experience to share with us what he sees happening in the 2020 elections.  Hang on to your seat!  No matter what he foresees, this should be a most interesting ride!

The Oakmont Sunday Symposium will continue to have lectures each Sunday.  There will not be a lecture on May 10 as it is Mother’s Day!

Our next lecture is on May 17.  Dr. Andy Merrifield, emeritus professor of political science at Sonoma State where he taught US politics for decades, will bring his insights and experience to share with us what he sees happening in the 2020 elections.  Hang on to your seat!  No matter what he foresees, this should be a most interesting ride!

Lectures are pre-recorded and available on our website (www.oakmontsundaysymposium.org) Sunday morning.  We will have a live Q&A with the speaker at 11:00 a.m.  
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.


Just For Fun

Opening Day At Valley of the Moon

Photo by Kathy Sowers

Great Blue Heron

It is usually quiet near the pond and pro-shop around 5 p.m.  Lately, more activity disrupts fishing for this resident Great Blue Heron. This Great Blue Heron hangs out at the Sugarloaf pond for fishing.  For the last three weeks, the trail has been getting busy with walkers and walkers with dogs.
This Great Blue keeps getting interrupted with the dogs passing and so much human activity.  He may move on to a more quiet spot soon. 


King Bee by Slim Harpo

Latest in a series of quarantine videos from Oakmont’s own, Ken Smith.


Baby Birds

Some may recall the baby birds born upon a nest built within a wreath hanging outside of the Hannigan residence here in Oakmont; Well they have returned and found a new platform on which to perch…


Dining Dino

Looks like it is getting a good meal?
Spotted in Oakmont.

Photo by Julie Sapp

A little levity…


Nessun Dorma…alla Corona
– Daniel Emmet

Shared with office by Tom Gilmer.


Bella Ciao
Coro del Covid Siena

Shared with office by Dick Hannigan.