Oakmont E-Blast 7-17-2020

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Hubred Resigns As General Manager

Kevin Hubred, OVA’s general manager, is resigning his position effective August 5 to relocate to Sacramento.

Hubred said he is leaving Oakmont for personal reasons, foremost among them the ability to return with his wife Susan to the Sacramento area, where he lived and worked for 32 years before coming to Santa Rosa.

“My time here has been great and I’ve met a lot of wonderful people,” said Hubred, who became the general manager here in January 2018. He had high praise for the OVA board and the staff, calling the board “the best I have ever worked with.” He thanked the board and Spanier for the support he received.

“Jon Kline instructs OVA GM Kevin Hubred on using his cue to guide a disc to the target. (Photo by Julie Kiil)”

“I will really miss the staff members,” he said.  “OVA is very lucky to have so many talented, customer service-oriented people working in the best interest of the community every day. This is an exceptional, dedicated team. They keep the operations running smoothly working with our members and our many volunteer committees.”

Hubred said his goal for Oakmont was to gain Firewise USA community status, which was granted by the national organization in October, 2018. “We have spent more than $.5 million collectively on safety and defensible space initiatives,” he said. “We continue to track that work and urge everyone who lives here to become knowledgeable in creating defensible space and hardening homes. I care deeply about this community, and we know fires will become more intense in the years ahead.”

Before joining Oakmont, Hubred said he gained fire abatement and vegetation management knowledge at Auburn Lake Trails, a FireWise USA community he managed. He also managed Riverlake Community Association.

Steve Spanier, OVA president, said Hubred has made numerous contributions to Oakmont during “trying times.”

“We will miss his professionalism, his calm demeanor and steadying influence, and his fervent commitment to the concept of servant leadership. We were the grateful beneficiaries of his vast industry experience. His departure leaves a void that will be difficult to fill. I know I speak for the entire community in wishing him and his family the best,” he said.

A board personnel committee with members Spanier, Tom Kendrick, and Marianne Neufeld will meet early next week to begin defining the search process for a general manager and appointing an interim.

7/21 Meeting Agendas

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, July 21 – 1 p.m.
ZOOM Virtual Meeting
By Video Teleconferencing
(https://www.OakmontVillage.Com/Live) Live-Streaming
(AskOva@OakmontVillage.com) Open Forum/Comments
Click Here For The Full Agenda

Executive Agenda
Tuesday, July 21 – 11:30 a.m.
ZOOM Virtual Meeting
Closed Meeting
Click Here For The Full Agenda

Click Here For The Meeting Resolution Packet

Central Pool Opening July 20

The Central Pool at the CAC will open July 20, with daily hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for exercise purposes.

Reservations are required and will be for one-hour time slots. Swimmers will be limited to 15 at a time, and they must use the Central Pool for exercising in place. No lap swimming is permitted. No guests or children are permitted to swim at this time.

Please bring your own chair or lawn chair and practice social distancing of six feet. Masks are also required when entering the pool area, but not for swimming.  Pool monitors will be on duty from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to ensure adherence to Sonoma County shelter-in-place requirements, and to OVA rules, which include showering before swimming. Bathrooms are available on the opposite side of the building (golf bathroom), and locker rooms will be closed.

Other OVA pool rules include the following:

No snorkeling or SCUBA gear allowed in pool.

No floaties, only noodles, resistance dumbbell weights and kickboards. No personal equipment can be left at the pool overnight.

No food, glass bottles.

Make reservations here.

Water Walking at West Pool

We The 3rd lane at the West Rec Pool is opened for water walking. Please do not swim in the water walking lane. You may book your swim appointments at https://oakmontvillage.com/book

Please Wear Your Mask

There have been a number of complaints about residents not wearing masks when out and about in Oakmont. In many cases, the complaints involve residents who are actually following the rules posted by the State Health and Human Services Agency. 

Under the guidelines, masks are required  when “inside of, or in line to enter, any indoor public space. Masks are required while “outdoors in public spaces when maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet from persons who are not members of the same household or residence is not feasible.” Masks are not required of “persons who are engaged in outdoor work or recreation such as swimming, walking, hiking, bicycling, or running, when alone or with household members, and when they are able to maintain a distance of at least six feet.” In addition to state health rules, it’s a good idea to have a mask available to put on when out walking alone in the event you encounter others and are not able to social distance.

Beware Coyotes

A coyote has been spotted in Oakmont this week. The coyote was seen near a resident’s property who resides on Hillsdale Dr. We advise residents to please be aware, and cautious of these animals and keep an eye on any pets in your backyard. To report coyote sightings, please contact the OVA office at (707)539-1611

Inside Oakmont

Community Garden

Current gardeners along with brand new members are grateful for the reopening of the Community garden roughly 6 weeks ago by both the County and subsequently the OVA.  We are especially grateful for OVA Maintenance in assisting us to make this happen and we love the sheep!  Sheep were amazing to watch as they ate their way through Oakmont weeds around the perimeter of the garden.  Their group behavior seems to involve periods of silence as they stand together unmoving, even to eat.  

Flowers, new veggie plantings, and weed-free beds welcome all who enter the garden, making it a place of quiet serenity, focused activity, joy and peace.  Gardening has been often referred to as a way to relieve stress and to bring a sense of accomplishment into one’s life.

Currently, we have a few garden spaces available to anyone in the Oakmont Community who would like to start a garden.  We have information available about vegetables that can be planted year-round.  It is never too late to plant.  If you are interested in learning more please send an email to:

Oakmont Community Garden: OakmontCommunityGarden@gmail.com

 Someone will email you a response and set you up with a meeting with our Orientation Leader, Marilyn Pahr.

The cost of having a space and being a member of the OGC is $5.00! This incredible deal is due in part to all that is generously provided by the OVA, like the land, water, tools, and much more. 

We hope to see you in the garden! 

July 20 – 10 a.m. – China and Latin America

TThe Oakmont Great Decisions Discussion Groups are continuing to meet every Monday at 10 AM.  The topic for Monday, July 20, will be on Artificial Intelligence and Data Privacy.  There’s a long article from the Foreign Policy Association and a great video to watch in preparation for the meeting.
To receive an invitation, send an email to oakmontgd@gmail.com.

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:
Meeting ID: 967 9942 2442
Monday – please bring a playground ball OR a small plump throw pillow
Wednesday – please bring your weights

Want to learn to play the ukulele but don’t know where to start?

The Oakmont Ukesters will offer free online lessons on the Zoom app, starting Tuesday, August 11, at 10:30 a.m. Interested but don’t have an ukulele? Come to the Ukesters’ presentation on How to Choose a Ukulele, scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Ukester tutorials are designed for people who have never played ukulele before and wish to get started on a musical journey that can last a lifetime. In six weekly one-hour lessons, participants will learn how to hold and tune the ukulele, basic strum patterns and chords, and many easy songs.

No experience or musical knowledge necessary. All you need is a computer, tablet or smartphone; the Zoom app which can be downloaded for free from the App Store; a ukulele and a burning desire to play it. We guarantee that at the end of the first lesson, you will be able to play at least one simple song.

The Oakmont Ukesters are a group of enthusiastic uke players ranging from brand-new tutorial graduates, to experienced players. Our primary objective is to relax and have fun.

For more information or to sign up, please leave a message for Florentia Scott at 707-591-1929, or email hikingscott@yahoo.com.

Live Your Dream

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