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Oakmont E-Blast 9-20-2019

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Important Info

President’s Message

The Oakmont Village Association (OVA) and the Oakmont Golf Club (OGC) are negotiating the Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) that will set the terms of the purchase of the assets of the OGC. Those assets include two golf courses, a restaurant and an events business.

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It can’t be said often enough, and at the risk of sounding like a broken record, here it is again: 

Be Prepared

The rain of a few days ago certainly helps with the fire risk.  But this is FIRE SEASON, and several fires are already burning all over California. Keep a keen eye on the weather forecast. Wind is the issue we ignored – to our peril – in October of 2017. So be sure to heed warnings of high winds, and make arrangements to go away for a few days if you can. Or at least pack your Go-Bag in the car and make sure your pets are easily accessible so you can put them in the car with as little fuss as possible. It probably is worth it to locate all your precious items, such as paintings and old photos – things that cannot be replaced – and make note of where they are so you can grab them.  Also, make sure your flashlight batteries are charged and the flashlights in an easy to reach location so in pitch darkness you can put your hand on them quickly. To misquote an old adage, “An ounce of preparation is worth a pound of cure”. 

Fire Safety Meeting Reminder

A fire safety meeting will be held Tuesday, October 1 in the Berger Center at 1 pm. The following topics will be covered by both The Santa Rosa Fire Department and PG&E: Defensible Space/Ladder Fuels; Home Hardening; Evacuation Plans for Oakmont; Safety/Emergency Preparedness; Alerts; Power Safety Shut Off (PSSO – PG&E); How PSSO will have an effect on OVA; Updated contact information (medical baseline); and, Backup Systems. Your safety is important to us.

New Resident Reception

Tuesday, October 22
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Berger Auditorium 6633 Oakmont Drive

New owners and tenants who have moved to Oakmont who have not yet attended a New Resident Reception, are invited.
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Hubred, OVA Manager
An informative discussion on:
• How to discover Oakmont’s special lifestyle offerings
• Important Architectural information
• Community Resources
Please Join Us! You’ll meet new neighbors and have an opportunity to ask questions. Refreshments will be served.

Inside Oakmont

September 24, 2 PM, Berger Center
First Concert! Free!

The Oakmont Atelier Keyboard Society was approved by the OVA Board of Directors in April and now pleased to present its first upcoming performance scheduled for September 24, with jazz musician James Armani performing on the Roland Atelier organ. Armani is a Pandora Artist who lives right here in Oakmont will be featuring vocalist Buddy Nash who will be singing some favorite standards. This is a complementary event is an introduction to our new club and includes dessert.

Oakmont Music Lovers

Tuesday, October 1st 2019 
10:30 am, East Rec. Center 

We are delighted to welcome a very special guest to our Tuesday, Oct 1 session.  Francesco Lecce-Chong, the newly appointed Music Director of the Santa Rosa Symphony, will be joining us to highlight some of the music being played during the orchestra’s 2019-2020 season accompanied with audio excerpts.  In addition there will be a question and answer portion. 

Maestro Lecce-Chong, among his many talents, is committed to community outreach.  He has abundant energy and enthusiasm so please join us for what should be a very entertaining program. 

October 8, 2019
Social time at 11:30 AM
with lunch service at 12 noon
Berger Center

State Senator Mike McGuire will be our featured speaker on October 8 at SIR Branch 92 lunch. With the size and scope of wild-land fires in California intensifying, and electric utility companies planning to increase the use of power shutoffs to mitigate fire risks when severe weather is predicted, communication and advanced warning is more important than ever. Hear what Senator Mike McGuire has to say about this.
Our lunch menu features meat ravioli (1), shrimp & cheese tortellini Alfredo (2), and cheese tortellini(3). The cost including tax and tip is $23.

As reservations are mandatory with a deadline of 10/2/2019 those interested should act now.
Name(s) _______________________________________________________
Number of attendees @ $23 pp ______ total $_______
Choice entrée # _____
Make check out to SIR Branch 92 and mail c/o John Barrett, 7166 Overlook Dr., Santa Rosa, 95409
Question? Contact Dave Alton, travelmanm2c@

47th Annual Oakmont Art Show

Friday and Saturday, Oct 11 and 12, 11 am to 5 pm
Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive

Dancing Divas

An ABBA Song & Dance Revue
Featuring Songs From Mamma Mia
Saturday, Nov 2, 3 pm, Berger Center
doors open 2:30 PM, Tickets $15

With performances by:
The Oakmont Dancing Divas, The Redwood Country Cloggers, Elements, Lauralie Staley Mayhew, Very Harvey, Terry Whitten & John Ross, Anne Marie Siu Yuan & Mark Novak, and The Oakmont Rainbow Jammers

A Fundraiser For Covia/ Social Call
Make checks payable to The Oakmont Dancing Divas and place in the Dancing Divas folder at OVA or mail to The Oakmont Dancing Divas, 5984 Stone Bridge Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

September 22 Berger Center
2 pm and 7 pm COLETTE

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known as “Willy” (Dominec West), Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (Kiera Knightly) moves from her rural childhood home to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces her to ghostwrite for him. Her semiautobiographical novel becomes a bestseller and a cultural sensation. Based on true events, the film’s cinematography, costumes and song track won critical acclaim, as did Knightly’s performance. (2018), R (sexuality), 101 minutes.

Sept. 22, 2019, 10:30 AM, Berger Center
Dale Roberts, Professional Engineer
Anne Crealock, Climate Rock Star
Climate, Water and Fire: Yup, They’re All Related

Water! We can’t live without! But where does it come from? And how do we know there’s enough for all of us? How do we know if it’s safe to drink? What about waste water? Do the fires ever contaminate our water? Fortunately for us, Dale and Anne think about these all these issues so that we don’t have to. They will open our eyes to their thoughtful and ingenious stewardship of our precious water.

Some Corrections To Our Latest Oakmont Newspaper Announcements

Author Karen Sinell is at Berger Center on Thursday evening Oct. 3rd (not 5th)

Carnitas and Margaritas Dinner Fundraiser is at Berger Center on Friday, Nov. 8, 5:00 to 7:00 PM (not Sat. Nov. 2nd) and the Cost is $20, including one (1) Margarita (not $30).

September Classes Start Soon!
· On With the Show! The Rise of Broadway
· Sharks and Their Relatives
· Julia Morgan: California Architect
Five Ways to Register for a Class:
• Credit card by phone (707) 527-4372
• Pick up and fill out a form at the OVA office
• In person on the first day of class

Musicians-Iris Harrell, singer and emcee/ Ann Benson-singer and acoustic guitarist/ Chris Finn-singer and bass player/ Topher Gayle-singer, mandolin and acoustic guitar. Contact for reserving seats. Limited seating and the concert coul sell out, as it has in the past.
Friday, October 4, 7 PM in the Berger Center
What the world needs now – MORE JOY! –

Demo Day
Monday, September 23 – from 10 AM – Noon

Lawn bowling is a bit like bocce, but it’s played on grass, with a “bowl” that isn’t a ball, and it isn’t round.

Don’t miss a chance to give it a try!
Mark your calendar and join us on the Green next to the Central Activities Center.

Lawn Bowling isn’t only fun and easy to learn, it’s great exercise, and a wonderful way to meet new friends. You might even win a bottle of wine! We’ll have bowls for you to use, refreshments for everyone, and our Club members will be there to show you the basics. Wear comfortable, smooth-sole shoes, and come join us on the Green. Learn more about our club on our website:

Senior Social Club / Adult Day Respite

September 26th, 11:00-12:00
The Mello-Tones
They are awesome, come join!

Santa Rosa Newcomers

Come hear the story of this local literary treasure… 

The Newcomer’s October 8th Luncheon will feature Sonoma County’s Poet Laureate Maya Khosla.  Maya has received multiple writing and filming awards and taught writing workshops at Stanford University, Sonoma State University, California Poets in the Schools (San Francisco) and in India.  

Time: 12:00 noon / check-in beginning at 11:15 a.m. 
Place: Oakmont Quail Inn, 7025 Oakmont Drive 
Price: $27.00 pp (includes tax, gratuity & venue)  
For information on upcoming Luncheon, please contact us  
(707) 524-7899.   Reservations must be made by 3pm Tuesday, October 1st.  Cancellations must be made by 3pm Wednesday, October 2nd  

Outside Oakmont

Trione-Annadel State Park
New Volunteer Training

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8:45 AM
check-in, training: 9 AM till 1 PM
Trione-Annadel State Park Visitor Center
6201 Channel Drive, Santa Rosa
Cost: FREE! RSVP Required:

This training includes registration as a CA State Parks Volunteer, orientation about the park, and sign-up for volunteer assignments. Volunteer assignments include these and more:

Foot Patrol/Bike Patrol volunteers provide service while hiking/biking in the park (hand out maps, give route suggestions, report trail hazards, pick up litter). Visitor Center Staff provide visitor services on weekends and holidays (prerequisite is that you know the park well). We are always looking for volunteer Hike Leaders and Hike Sweeps. There are also opportunities to provide trail maintenance or help on special projects. And more!

RSVP required: Sarah Reid, Volunteer Coordinator: or email with questions. We ask that volunteers be able to provide a minimum of 48 hours of service per year. Additional training for some assignments and enrichment opportunities are made available for volunteers.
Check out our park website for more information about volunteering and to download the Volunteer Application: