Oakmont E-Blast 9-21-2021

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Board Meeting

Berger Center and Zoom Hybrid Meeting
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – 1:00 PM

If you are attending in person at the Berger Center, please wear a mask.

If you would like to comment during the open forum the Zoom link and open forum form may be found on this page, as well as the live-stream and post-meeting recording:

Firewise Committee Drop In

Drop In to Get Help with Home Hardening and Landscaping

Sept 23 at the Berger

1 to 7 p.m.

Stop by to chat about how to prepare homes and landscapes for wildfire protection. Trained assessors and members of the Firewise Resource Committee will be hosting this event. You’ll be able to meet one-on-one to have your questions answered and pick up a lot of useful handouts and brochures. Displays of mulch, rock and home hardening products will also be available. No appointments are needed.

Also present at the drop-in will be Map Your Neighborhood. The MYN team will be available to answer any emergency prep kinds of questions or just talk about any concerns related to wildfire prep and evacuations.

Flu Shot Clinic

October 4 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 pm. – East Rec Center  

The incidence of Covid-19 infections locally is far from over, but it’s time to roll up sleeves for annual flu shots. Infectious disease experts recommend getting flu shots by the end of October. The shot is effective about two weeks after you get it and is available at local pharmacies and many health care providers. 

Safeway Pharmacies is administering the clinic. You must have an appointment for the East Rec clinic. The links for reservations, the consent forms, and more, are below. You must wear a mask to enter the building.  

Reservations need to be made online, at: 


Read the advisories and fill out the consent form. 

Bring the authorization form with you, but you can get one at the clinic if you forget. Any boosters given on that day will require registration.

Click Here For The Consent Form 
Click Here For The Notice Of Privacy Practices 
Click Here For Flu Shot Vaccine Info 

Oakmont Clubs

Something Here for Everyone
September 28, at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Berger Auditorium

Oakmont has always been the place for exciting individual or club activities, whether it’s tennis and golf or stimulating lectures and computer classes.  Representatives from a multitude of clubs will be available to introduce you to what the community has to offer and help you join whatever strikes your fancy.

Valley of the Moon Golf Club

Oak Dining Room is Now Open

Monday – Friday 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Happy Hour 3 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.  half off appetizers!

As more staff becomes available, hours and days will be added

View Oak’s Menu Here: https://www.playvom.com/

Daisies in the Moonlight – A Paint and Sip Event

Oct. 15, 5 to 7 p.m.

Hosted by Valley of the Moon Club

No art experience is needed to enjoy this special evening in Valley of the Moon Club’s enchanting Banquet Room. You will be guided to create your own floral art work with the help of a friendly instructor.

Delicious dinner items, appetizers and wine by the glass or bottle will be available throughout the evening for purchase.

** Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for check in, to get comfortable and get ready with your beverage and bites. **

Tickets are $40.

 All art supplies are included. No complimentary food or wine is included with your ticket to this event.

In accordance with current Sonoma County requirements for indoor activities, all guests must wear a mask indoors unless eating or drinking. Thank you for your understanding.

Click here to purchase tickets:

For more information call the clubhouse 707.539.0415

Puerto Los Cabos Adventure

Sign up for our VOM Hosted Golf adventure to Puerto Los Cabos

ILT Golf Vacations is once again scheduling trips to great golf and leisure destinations for golfers, families and friends. Many of you know that we here at the Valley of the Moon Club have in the past taken advantage of the great deals that ILT offers. You’re invited to get away and join our Director of Golf John Theilade for an ultimate experience at Secrets Puerto Los Cabos on March 8-15, 2022.

This All-Suites Paradise is set along the beautiful turquoise waters on the Sea of Cortez. Perched on the southern tip of the Baja peninsula and located just moments from the charming town of San Jose del Cabo, Secrets offers panoramic ocean views within the exclusive gated community of Puerto Los Cabos, home of the spectacular Jack Nicklaus & Greg Norman signature championship 27-hole Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club.

Get ready to golf, eat, drink and relax – all at a price you will only find exclusively with ILT.  To sign up for this great trip, you may pick up brochures at the Valley of the Moon Golf Shop or click here: Join-Valley-of-the-Moon-Club-at-Secrets-Puerto-Los-Cabos—.html.   John will schedule orientation meetings when registrations are complete. Questions? Call John at the number below.

John Theilade

Director of Golf Valley of the Moon Club

539-0415 ext. 2  

Message From SRFD

An Important Message From Santa Rosa Fire Department

If a wildfire is occurring in your area, monitor your surroundings and keep up to date with local official information. If you don’t feel safe, there’s no reason to stay and wait for an evacuation order or warning, especially if you require additional time to evacuate due to physical limitation or special needs. In Santa Rosa, our Know Your Alerts program is designed to keep you informed and set to receive emergency information. This includes the City’s website, social media handles, local television channels, and local radio stations. By now, you should already be signed up to receive emergency alerts through SoCoAlert.

Being prepared to evacuate incudes placing your emergency supply kit and other predetermined needs and valuables in your vehicle. Prepare your home, yourself, and family following your evacuation check list which includes the following steps: 

  • Move patio or deck furniture, cushions, door mats and potted plants either indoors or away form the home and decks.
  • Close and protect your home’s openings, including pet doors, windows and garage doors to prevent embers from getting into your home.
  • Connect garden hoses and stretch them out so they are visible and accessible. Firefighters used garden hoses during the Glass Fire to put out small spot fires in landscaping and gutters.
  • Leave as early as possible. Do not linger once evacuation orders have been given. Promptly leaving your home and neighborhood helps clear roads for firefighters to get equipment in place to fight the fire and helps ensure your safety and the protection of your property.

Oakmont Truly Cares

We Filled 12 Barrels

SIR 92, absolutely amazed at the generosity of our community, is urging everyone to keep up the good work.  The partnership with the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) was started less than a month ago. As of September 15, you have donated enough food to fill 12 barrels of food that have been delivered to those in need.  As we all know, the fires are still raging and destroying homes, and we continue to have a large number of people nearby who need food. Your continued support of the food barrel drive is important.

Food barrels are located at the East Rec in front of the entrance; West Rec in the upper parking lot by the tennis courts; at the Berger and at the entrance to the Central Activities Center (Library and Fitness Center).

Bocce Courts have been Refurbished

The Oakmont bocce courts have been resurfaced and are ready for play. The courts are slower than what we are used to, so it will take some time and practice to get used to them. This surface does not require oyster shells and is virtually maintenance free.

Donn and Pat Paulson will represent the Bocce Club at Join-a-Club Night at the East Rec on Tuesday, September 28 at 6:00.  Come out and see what the sport is all about so you can join the fun!

What’s Happening in Oakmont?

Oakmont Lifelong Learning

Before the Storm: America from 1815 to 1850
Instructor: Mick Chantler

Mondays, October 4 to November 1 and Wednesday November 3

3–5 p.m., Berger Center

Available in Person or on Zoom

Before the Storm: America from 1815 to 1850

A glimpse into the issues and people that shaped the exciting and optimistic times of our country’s “adolescence.”  The cost of the class is $95.

Three Ways to Register for a Class:
• Fill out a form in the OLL folder in the OVA office along with your check
• Pay at the door on the first day of class

Lifelong Learning will comply with all state and local COVID protocols and will require masks and proof of vaccination for in-person classes.

Although still concerned about the exposure of residents to COVID-19 in any indoor setting, the Oakmont Sunday Symposium board recognizes that an increasing number of residents wish to attend Symposium lectures in person, according to board president George McKinney.  Attendance at any indoor meeting in Oakmont facilities requires following safety guidelines from Sonoma County and the OVA that currently include a mask requirement.  The Board is therefore delighted to announce that the Symposium will be returning to the Berger Center on October 3.  Zoom performances will continue for those who are not yet comfortable with indoor public gatherings.

September 26

10:30 a.m. on Zoom
Sounds from a Jungle

Ernie Rose with George McKinney

Ninety-five-year-old Oakmont resident Ernie Rose ran a documentary film series in Oakmont for over a decade. Over a long career that spanned some 70 years, his 200+ films included documenting the Iranian Revolution for the State Department, involvement in the Kennedy assassination and a close working relationship with famed journalist Edward R. Murrow. Rose conceived “Sounds from a Jungle” at the request of Pat Brown, then California Governor, to document life in San Quentin.  Tune in to honor Ernie and share this unique documentary. To read Ernie’s amazing bio, go to:

Join meeting at oakmontsundaysymposium.org/live.

If you Zoom using a browser:
If you are using the Zoom App:
         Meeting ID: 865 7563 6126            Passcode: 076336

September 26 – Summerland

October 3 – Just Mercy

Brighten Your Yard with Spring Flowers

Soroptimist International Oakmont Wine Country

SI Oakmont Wine Country will be selling Dutch Mill Bulbs again this year as the fall fundraiser. This is a great way to bring color to our community and fund our Live Your Dream scholarship. The goal is to raise $1,000. Thanks in part to Oakmont residents who have helped spread the word, SI has already been contacted by candidates.

The bulbs are economically priced and guaranteed by Dutch Mill Bulbs to grow and bloom. Sales start now and end November 20, so don’t delay.  You can send bulbs as gifts directly through the Dutch Mill site. It’s not too early to be thinking about Christmas gifts. Be sure to order the bulbs directly at SI’s custom page below so that SI gets credit. The club earns 50% on every order.


Your support helping women and girls have access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment is appreciated.

Art Trails Open Studio Exhibits & Demonstrations

A photo of some beautiful flowers, by Peter Krohn.

September 25 and 26

Times Vary by Artist

Juried professional artists “invite you to EXPLORE Sonoma County, ENGAGE with artists in their own studios and COLLECT beautiful art.”  Click here to get details about every presenting artist:

Peter Krohn is the only Oakmonter participating in this event.  He uses a unique new art form that results when high-definition Scanographs using live objects are printed with transparent dyes on aluminum, and he will offer demonstrations at his house at 9409 Oak Trail Circle on all four days at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.

Women’s Golf Club at Valley of the Moon (WGCVOM)

Women’s Team Brings It Home

For the first time in 15 years, the Thursday Women’s Club Team won the Low Net award, besting 10 other teams in North Bay Team Play.  All rounds were Match Play starting in April and ending in August. Teams at other courses were: Green Valley, Silverado, Napa, Sonoma, Fountaingrove, Stonetree, Marin, Meadow, Richmond and our own Valley of the Moon.  Team members were Captain Sue Clark, June Stephens, Mattie Rice, Kim Agrella, Kathy Mocricky, Joy Bellomo, Penny Wright, Kathy Faherty and Chris Carter. The Gross award was won by Richmond, but the VOM team placed fourth out 10 competitors – a  great finish for this team and a big morale booster heading into 2022.

The team now travels to Cinnabar Golf Club in San Jose on September 27 for the overall Championship round. Other Net winners are Crystal Springs, La Rinconada, North Ridge and Diablo. This round will be Stroke Play – 1 net best ball of partners.  Join the Women’s Golf Club at Valley of the Moon and be a part of the team in 2022.

Oakmont Democratic Club General Meeting

After Recall Win, the House is Still on Fire: What are the Key Races?

September 23

6:30 p.m. Social, 7 p.m. Meeting

In person at East Rec and on Zoom

The significance of the recall results will be analyzed as well as some lessons learned followed by an examination of what races will be important moving forward. Larry Martin, who coordinates the Indivisible Out of District Team, will lead the discussion. Indivisible is a nationwide movement of thousands of volunteer-led local groups that engage in progressive advocacy and electoral work at the local, state and national level. Larry is a member of Indivisible Sonoma County, one of the eight Indivisible chapters in Sonoma County. He has been involved in electoral politics since late 2016 and will discuss his analyses of the upcoming elections in two broad categories:

• The Republicans want to retake the House in 2022. What are the chances it will remain in Democratic hands?
• Can Democrats hold the Senate? What are the chances of doing so? Can we flip even more Republican Senate Seats?

 Join Zoom meeting at


 Visit the club webpage for updates and more information at  oakmontdemclub.com

Oakmont Genealogy Club

September 27 at 1 p.m. on Zoom

Linking your Family Tree to “Hints”

 The main topic for this Genealogy meeting look at the alternative programs you can use to keep data on your family research and how these can be used to link to Hints from programs like FamilySearch and Ancestry. The second topic will be how to understand and research the locations of importance in your ancestors’ lives.

Zoom Meeting ID is: 894 3858 8560 and Passcode: 822411.

Canine Club
Small Dogs Just Wanna Have Fun!

Calling All Small Dogs

Saturday, October 23 from 9 to 11 a.m.

 Saturday, November 20 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Saturday, December 18 from 10 a.m. to noon

Oakmont Dog Park

The small dog play date on September 11 was such a success that it will be repeated.  Any Oakmont resident with pup(s) weighing 25 pounds or less is invited to participate.

Reminder to “Pick it up folks!” Although we have wonderful volunteers who pick up any remaining poop that might be missed by an owner, they are for back up and not primary clean-up. Please be kind and considerate of other dogs and other dog park users and pick up after your dog. The club will make available a few pooper scoopers to make this task easier.

Dog Walk Yappy Hour

Wednesday, October 6 at 10 a.m.

Meet at  South End of Berger Lawn

The walk is approximately one to two miles.  You may walk, run or trot at your own pace. Open to all Oakmont residents, so invite your neighbors or your pup’s best friend. All are welcome! Bring water for yourself and your fur baby and wear good walking shoes. 

Oakmont Lanes Wii Bowling

October 5 (first week of fall league), 12 and 19

No bowling October 26 (never on fourth Tuesdays)

Oakmont Lanes Bowling Club is a bowling league consisting of four-person teams that utilize Nintendo Wii to simulate the experience of bowling but without the weight of a bowling ball. Any resident who has the ability to hold a small remote control in his/her hand while swinging an arm as if rolling a bowling ball will be able to join.

Anyone interested in joining the Club, either as a team bowler or substitute, please call Terry at 291-3023 or stop by the East Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 3-4:30 p.m. to see Oakmont Lanes Club in action. See www.oakmontlanes.com for Club information and schedules to bring cookies and to setup/tear down equipment.

The Club has six teams, four bowlers per team for the 1:30 p.m. league and six teams for the 3:15 p.m. league.   Bowling is every Tuesday except the fourth Tuesday. Everyone has an average and handicap based on 80%, just as a sanction bowling league. There are special challenges during the 10-week league and playoff tournament where the top three teams from the 1:30 league bowl the top three teams from the 3:15 league at the end of the season where prizes are given to first place, high game, 300 game and most-improved bowler. Substitutes bowl when needed. Come join the fun and make new friendships.  The summer playoff tournament is September 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the East Rec. Come watch and attend the 4 p.m. meeting after the playoff tournament where prizes will be awarded.

Look forward to seeing you at the Join a Club Night on Tuesday September 28 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Berger Center. You will get information about the Club’s activities, special events and Christmas party.  New bowlers/substitutes are needed to join the Club’s fall league from October 5 to December 7.

The Kenton Weaver Show

Saturday, October 23

Berger Center

Doors Open at 5:30 p.m., Show is from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Kenton is a singer/impersonator doing Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Willie Nelson, Robert Goulet and so many more, performing four to five shows a week in Vegas. He performed at a family private party for the Sinatra family to celebrate Frank’s 100th birthday in Palm Springs.  The cost is $25, and you may bring your own food and drinks.  Lemon water, ice and cups will be available.

Put your payments in the Sha-Boom folder at the OVA office or mail them to 7111 Oak Leaf Drive.  If you have friends with whom you wish to sit, all names must be in the same envelope with the payment.  

New Year’s Eve Party

December 31
Doors open at 4 p.m. with the dinner buffet from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Music by the Poyntless Sisters and Three Additional Band Members

6:30 to 10 p.m.

Zacks, who has successfully catered his food for the club to rave reviews before, will be serving prime rib, chicken, salads and vegetarian dishes on china plates along with rolls, butter and dessert.  The cost is $98 per person.

Please remember if you are coming with a group, all names and payment must be in one envelope to ensure you all sit together.  You can buy a table for eight.

At this time, masks must be worn due to County rules.  There will be no refunds, but you may transfer to someone else as long as you provide Ray the names in advance.  Otherwise they will not be admitted. Thanks for your understanding. Put your payments in the Sha-Boom folder at the OVA office or mail them to 7111 Oak Leaf Drive.  If you have any questions, call Ray at 539-6666 or e-mail him at haversonr@comcast.net.