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Oakmont E-Blast 6/7/2019

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Important Info

President’s Message

Oakmont Safety Update

It’s June 3rd as I write this. The weather and fire season are warming up and indications point to another difficult summer. In this President’s Message, I’ll update you on our efforts to help community members prepare for, live through and recover from emergencies. I’ll also suggest some things all of us can do to protect our homes and our lives. This is by no means a complete list and is meant only to provide a quick summary of Oakmont’s state of readiness along with a few suggestions.

Click Here For The Full President’s Message

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.

Town Hall Video: Insurance Preparedness

More resources, and the presentation from this video:
United Policyholders PowerPoint Presentation
Dropped by your insurer? What to do…
Home Insurance Check UP
Free Insurance Policy Checkup

Collection of Golf Thoughts Completed

Thank you to everyone who has submitted their opinions regarding the golf course over the last 3 months. The address is be discontinued and will no longer accept messages. We look forward to digesting the varied responses to the very complicated topic.

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.

Proper Trash Receptacle Storage

Per the Oakmont Architectural Guidelines And Standards (IV. Standards, F. Additions & Alterations, 26. Trash, Grass, Weeds, Other Nuisances, Page 28): “Containers for garbage and large containers for yard trimmings must be stored in the homeowner’s garage or appropriate storage area out of public view, or in the back yard within the property line.
No container may be stored in the common area of an association-maintained area.

Upcoming OCDC Meeting

The upcoming Oakmont Community Development Committee meeting on June 13 from 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM, will be in closed executive session until 11:45 PM.

Inside Oakmont

9-hole East Course Golf and Quail Inn Dinner – Sunday June 30th 2019@ 3pm

Shotgun Mixer Scramble
Putting contest, cocktails & Greek-themed dinner to follow golf
Details and Sign-up in West Golf Shop Club Room
Questions or to sign up call:
JoAnn Banayat – 415.279.2954
Debbie Warfel – 415.602.0783

The Craft Guild’s meeting for Monday, June 10 at 1 PM has been moved to the Fireside area in the Berger Center.

The Old Man and the Gun
June 9 at 2 PM and 7 PM

Based on the true-life exploits of bank robber Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), this tale recounts his audacious escape from San Quentin at age 70, followed by an unprecedented long string of heists that confounded the authorities and enchanted the public, until his final arrest at age 78. Wrapped-up in the pursuit is a detective (Casey Affleck) who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman who loves him (Sissy Spacek). Redford claims it’s his last film. (2018), PG-13, 93 minutes.

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

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.

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.

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

17 Artists – 15 Studios
Maps are available at: 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 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. 

Club Council

A Special Meeting for Club Leaders
OVA Staff and their assignments
June 10, 2 PM, West Rec Upstairs

Kevin Hubred and his Staff will attend and discuss each staff person’s primary responsibilities and answer questions on how to assist clubs.
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 so we can keep track of how many people to expect.

Topic: Evernote
June 15, 2 PM in West Rec Center

Saturday, June 15, 2019 / West Recreation Center / Social at 1:30 – Meeting at 2:00 / Topic: Evernote / Marilyn Pahr Looking to organize all those bits of paper cluttering up your bulletin board, table and desk? Join us to see how the free Evernote app/web product lets you create notes, organize them into notebooks and store them in the cloud so you can access them anywhere. Never for-get what you need to remember. Plan to come early at 1:30 p.m. for coffee/tea, refreshments and fellow-ship. The meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. in the West Recreation Center. We look forward to seeing you. Website:

Good Day Cafe Coffee Cart Closing

“For more than a year I have enjoyed meeting Oakmont residents, sharing stories, and baking those scones!! Due to serious health issues, I am regretfully closing my Coffee and Pastry Cart at the CAC effective immediately. I wish you all many Blessings and more happy years living in Oakmont. For interested buyers of the Coffee Cart, please call my mother, Barbara Nelson, at 707-538-3836 for details.” ~ Debie of the Good Day Cafe Coffee Cart

Pickleball Courts Anniversary

Oakmont Pickleball Courts One Year Anniversary Celebration, Tuesday, 6/11 at ERC Courts: Come join us for the 1 year Anniversary of the state-of-the-art Oakmont Pickleball Courts. Festivities begin at 8:30 AM with coffee and donuts followed by entertainment, demonstrations, challenges and much more beginning at 9 AM. Come see an exciting demo of the sport by the Pros. Following the demonstration stay to challenge the Pros (one as young as 11!)….this will prove to be quite exciting. If you have never played but are curious to learn, come see how it is done and take a few swings with a pickleball paddle….Fun, laughs and a good time guaranteed!

Thursday, July 11 at 6 PM in the Berger Center

A celebration of one of the most prolific songwriters of the 60s and 70s, Carole King’s hits include Aretha Franklin’s Natural Woman, The Drifters’ Up on the Roof, and The Shirelles’ Will You Love Me Tomorrow.

Doors open at 5:30 PM

Tickets sold in advance $10 at the OVA Office.

Outside Oakmont

Rebuild – Resilience Press Conference

Tuesday, June 18 from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Santa Rosa Junior College’s Public Safety Traning Center at 5743 Skylane Boulevard in Windsor CA

$2500 Challege: What can I do to make my home/ business more resistant to fire?

Learn how to be financially prepared for a wildfire?

Burn demonstration by Dr. Steve Quaries, IBHS