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Oakmont E-Blast 6-21-2019

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June 25 Town Hall Meeting Agenda

Berger Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive
Tuesday June 25, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm


2. TASK MASTER – Cathy Dougherty

A. OVA Presentation on the OGC
B. Community Q&A
The Board will give a presentation to provide the OVA members with the latest information on the sale of the Oakmont Golf Club and its assets. There will be an open forum that will allow members to comment.


A. The Next Consecutive Board Workshop Meetings are scheduled for Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM and 3:15 PM in the East Rec Center Building
B. The Next Board Meeting is Tuesday July 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Berger Building


Upcoming Audio Visual Equipment Training

Are you holding an event requiring AV in the East or the Berger between July 1 through September 30? You must complete the Hands-On class before you can run AV at EITHER location. Contact now to receive an invitation to the calendar of all classes and sign up for one that suits your schedule.  Classes are offered several times a day, most days between now and June 28. Classes are limited to 5 participants to allow each participant to Start, Run and Properly Shut Down AV. Once you’ve had your turn on the equipment, you may leave. You don’t have to stay for the 2 hours. Additionally, you can return to audit future classes! The Berger closes on June 28 and doesn’t reopen until July 11. Since the East opens on July 1 classes may not be offered again until after July 11.  Hurry, sign up now while there are still plenty of classes being offered!

New Dog Park Official Named…

The OVA Board has approved the naming of the yet to be finished dog park. The OVA Ad Hoc Dog Park Committee took a pole on names for the dog park, and 50% were in favor of the newly chosen name…
… Happy Tails Park!

We will be sure to send out an announcement as soon as the park is ready for use.

June 18, Regular Board Meeting Video

If you would like to watch this video with the agenda beneath, please click here.

~ Matt Zwerling
Wanted: a few good drivers. Actually, more than a few are needed. Due to the loss of a few drivers and increased demand for our services, Oakmont Volunteer Helpers is in urgent need of more drivers. We transport our non-driving Oakmont residents to scheduled medical appointments within Santa Rosa city limits or to events within Oakmont.

Join our organization and meet neighbors, most of whom have wonderful stories to share during your drive.

There are no oral or written exams, nor is driving school required. All that is required is an interest in supporting a wonderful service for members of our community and a few hours a month.

You may contact Matt Zwerling (539-8996) for more information

Computer Troubleshooters Needed

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 Carl Appellof 707-291-5278. Thank you! 

As a result of the Berger closing, Movies at Oakmont is cancelled for June 30 and July 7.

Inside Oakmont

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

Doors open at 6 PM, please try to arrive by 6:30 PM to get the seat you want! About 10 Tickets Left!
To reserve advanced tickets please email or drop your checks made out to ‘More Joy’ in the Progressive Club or Democratic Club folder in the OVA Admin Office.

“Exciting, exhilarating, and exhausting!” best describes the jazz duo of Holland & Coots. With a delightful mix of jazz, blues, stride, boogie, pop, and ragtime, Holland on the piano and Coots on drums have created something for every taste. Come listen and enjoy these internationally renowned artists’ on their first visit to Oakmont!…Register


Saturday July 27, 2019 / Berger Center / Doors open 5 PM, Show starts 6 PM
Cost: $18 per person (no membership required)

William puts on a great show. You will be tapping your feet and singing along, so come enjoy a great night of song. We will have cookies, coffee, and lemon water available. You may also bring your own food, snacks, and beverage of your choice. You and your group will be seated at preassigned round tables based on payment dates. All who want to sit together must have all payments in one envelope as we will not add people to your table later; No exceptions. Please note, Sha-Boom Club will not be doing the 4th of July this year due to poor health. Any questions please contact Ray, 539-6666.

Come and get to know us… Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont invites you to join us for a Wine & Appetizers Reception featuring Sebastiani Wines.
Date: Friday, July 12, 2019 | Time: 5 – 7 PM
Location: Berger Center | Cost: $15/person

Click Here For A Printable Registration Form

Our Club includes both UC Alumni and “Friends of Cal”. Besides sponsoring many social and informative events, we support four scholarships for SRJC students transferring to UC Berkeley and two California Alumni Association scholarships.

Adult Day Respite Program

West Recreation Center: 6470 Meadowridge Drive

Calling all volunteers, musicians, artists… Are you looking for an opportunity to serve and support others? We welcome your time and talents as a volunteer at our Adult Day Respite Program. Our program provides a variety of activities to enrich the quality of life for older adults experiencing memory loss. As a volunteer, you play a vital role in helping our participants engage and connect to their fullest potential.
Contact: Leigh Galten, Volunteer Coordinator: 707-525-0143 x121

Outside Oakmont

PG&E Wildfire Safety Open House

Given the continued and growing threat of extreme weather and wildfire, and as an additional precautionary measure, PG&E is enhancing and expanding our Community Wildfire Safety Program (CWSP) to further reduce wildfire risks and help keep customers and communities safe. 

This regional open house focuses on wildfire safety and emergency preparedness. You can drop in any time between 6 and 8 p.m. to meet with PG&E representatives, ask questions and share feedback. 

Wildfire Safety Open House
June 27,6 – 8 PM
Finley Community Center, Person Auditorium
2060 W College Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Click Here For Google Map Directions To This Event

Topics will include:
~ Expansion of Public Safety Power Shutoff program
~ Accelerated safety inspections of electric infrastructure
~ Hardening the electric system for the future by replacing equipment and installing stronger and more resilient poles and covered power lines.

Webinars will also be available for those who are unable to attend this event in person. To see our webinar schedule, as well as dates for future open houses, visit

Santa Rosa Symphony League

New Orleans at Dry Creek Vinyard

Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 2 PM to 4 PM
$45, $40 members
Dry Creek Vinyard
3770 Lambert Ridge Road, Healdsburg

Join the Russian River Ramblers as they wake up the Secret Garden at Dry Creek Vineyard.  The Ramblers have been entertaining jazz aficionados
at local venues for the past 25 years. Dave Stare, the founder of Dry Creek Vineyard, is our host and the banjo player. Enjoy Dry Creek’s award-winning wine paired with jazzy refreshments.
Learn More/Buy Tickets

Sonoma and Petaluma Adobe State Historic Parks

Pueblo Day Celebration ~ Saturday, June 22, 10:00am–2:00pm Sonoma Barracks Courtyard, 36 Spain Street | Joleen Ossello (707) 938-9547
Commemorate pueblo de Sonoma’s 1835 founding for a special event in the Sonoma Barracks Courtyard.  This is also a Passport to History venue. All ages, free of charge.

Campfire Program at the Petaluma Adobe ~ Saturday, June 22, 7:00pm–8:00pm Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, 3325 Adobe Road, Petaluma Jennifer Hansen | (707) 762-4871
Experience this historic adobe by campfire!  Enjoy a short educational talk, great songs, and a tasty marshmallow roast. All ages welcome, free of charge.  Park in the main lot, and then walk over bridge and along paved path to the courtyard. 3325 Adobe Road, Petaluma.  

Sonoma County Winging It Wednesdays

Winging it Wednesdays- June 26 Winging it Wednesdays are also held monthly. These are free easy outings designed help folks learn about our local bird life while getting some fresh air. Our June Winging it Wednesday will be very close by at Sonoma Valley Regional Park