Oakmont E-Blast 9/28/2018

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Oakmont Info

Veterans & First Responders Appreciation Event

Monday, November 12, 12pm – 1pm, Berger Center

A message from CAPT Bob Cortelyou, US NAVY, Retired, Chair Vets & First Responders Appreciation Committee

We are inviting all Oakmont residents, all veterans and first responders, and families of those, to our annual Veterans and First Responders Appreciation Event on Monday, Nov 12th, at Berger Center. Program will start at noon followed by lunch served by Oakmont Gardens.
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Policy Updates

Members may select the following link to see the revised Facility Use Policy, approved Pickleball Court Rules and approved Tennis Court Rules.
On September 18, 2018 the OVA Board approved each of these documents. The documents are also posted on the OVA Board bulletin board outside the Berger Auditorium.
Click Here To View OVA Policies

President Messages For This Week

The OGC Decision Process

Over the past several months, and especially the last week, there’s been a great deal of conversation about the status of the Oakmont golf courses. The OVA Board continues to be deeply involved in this issue and has not yet voted on
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Coming Soon! A Wall Street Journal Article Featuring Oakmont

Over the last few months, various board and community members have been interviewed by a Wall Street Journal reporter. We’ve been told the resulting article will likely appear sometime this coming week…
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Living In Community

When my wife and I first moved to Sonoma County, we decided to live in FrogSong. No, that’s
not a typo, cult, or some sort of vernal pond. FrogSong is a…
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Oakmont Telephone Directory Deadline

OVA Administration:

The deadline for first-time listings or changes to a current listing for the 2019 Oakmont Telephone Directory is October 15, 2018.
All entries/changes must be made on an “Oakmont Resident Fact Sheet”, available in the OVA office during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Also available in your 2018 Directory page 39.

Does Your Smoke Alarm Still Work?

We all know the value of smoke alarms and the feeling of comfort knowing that they will alert us to dangerous conditions. But can we rely them when the time comes?
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Hi folks: The signage has been installed at each end of the Volunteer Trail. I guess this constitutes the “official” naming of the trail, which is to honor all the Oakmont volunteers who helped build it last year.
~ Hugh Helm


The Election and Voting Rules Review Committee (ERRC) is in need of
volunteers to be on the Committee. We plan to meet twice a month
according to member availability.
Our goal is to review the Rules in their entirety and recommend
changes to the Board. If you would like to assist in this very
important task, Please contact the Committee Chair, Phillip Herzog, at
goldguyphil@gmail.com or call any after noon to 843-3053.

Oakmont Events

Register Now For October Classes

Memoirs and More, Ida Rae Egli
Tuesdays, October 2 – November 6 (SOLD OUT)

Music, Myth and Gustav Klimt, Dr. Kayleen Asbo
Wednesdays, October 10 – October 31

Nutrition & Mental Health, Dr. Chiara Kae
Mondays, October 29 – November 5

Four Ways To Register:

Movies At Oakmont

September 30, 2pm and 7pm: DENIAL

In the 1990s, well-known Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall) sued historian Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weiz) for libel, meaning that under British law she must prove that the greatest atrocity of World War II actually took place. Lipstadt raised funds for a high-powered defense team and battled Irving at trial. Based on Lipstadt’s book History
On Trial, this thoughtful courtroom drama proves to be an attention-holding film. Tom Wilkinson and Andrew Scott also star. (2016), PG-13, 109 minutes.

Sunday Symposium

Francesco Leece-Chong, this Sunday at the Berger Center at 10:30am

After a two-year international search, the Santa Rosa Symphony has chosen the fifth music director of its 90-year history: 30-year-old Francesco Lecce-Chong, a trained conductor and pianist of Italian-Chinese descent, to succeed Bruno Ferrandis.
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Oakmont Lawn Bowling Demo, Monday September 24 at 10am. Learn more at OakmontLawnBowling.com

Dances From Around The World

A Most Unusual And Entertaining Afternoon.

Dances from the Middle East, the British Isles, and the Americas. Featuring Apple Tree Morris, Wild Card Belly Dance, Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers, Oakmont Dancing Divas, Latin Elements, & more.
Refreshments by Gilded Grape, Wine Country Caterer
Eat, drink, and enjoy the show. After the show, if you choose, enjoy a little dancing of your own.
Chef LeeAnn Geneve will serve Oaked Chardonnay and a Soft Red Blend that pairs nicely with her specialty Biscotti. C’est tres chic…(and included with your admission.)
3:00pm, Sunday, November 4th – BERGER – Tickets $20pp
Doors open at 2:30. Come early for the Pre Show Entertainment – videos with musical accompaniment by The Mellow Tones. Seating will be chairs around the dance floor, no tables.
Please make checks payable to “Oakmont Health Initiative.”
You may leave your check in the OHI folder in the OVA office,
Or mail them to Oakmont Health Initiative, c/o Tom Woodrum, 12 Valley Green, Santa Rosa, Ca 95409.
Purchase Tickets

Travel & Adventure Club

The Travel and Adventure Club has now moved to the West Rec during the remodel of the East Rec. We meet on the First Monday of Each Month, unless it falls on a holiday or precedes an election day (Nov this year). Our start time is…
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InvestOAK Club – Wealth Transfer as we grow older

Friday October 12, 10:00am, CAC, (Dave White 387-9712)
Next month InvestOak will address Wealth Transfer. Guest speaker Ylisa Sanford, CFP, asks members, “Are you prepared for the expected and unexpected in life?” Named one of Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors 2018, she will help answer the questions: “What should the investor do now and what will the beneficiary need to do later?” Because this is such an important topic, InvestOAK encourages members to bring spouses and children, that is, future beneficiaries. Ensuring a smooth Wealth Transfer could be called the gift of a life-line.

The goal of InvestOAK is to advance members’ knowledge and understanding of investment options and strategies for retirement. Membership experience ranges all the way from investment novice through those who have had a professional career in the financial world. There is no actual monetary aspect to the club’s activities and all are welcome.

Council On Aging

Oakmont Senior Social Club

Upcoming Events October 2018

Tuesday – October 2nd – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Take Your Medicine Band
Take Your Medicine Band is a 4-6 piece band that plays Willie Nelson/Jonny Cash type country songs that get you singing, clapping and maybe even dancing
Thursday October 18th – 11:00am – 12:00pm – Scary Movies
Come hear movie buff Michael Hohne talk about movie thrillers and the stars that
made them scary.
Thursday – October 25th– 11:00am – 12pm- Mello Tones
Mello out with some smooth sounds of Oakmont’s own Mello Tones
Tuesday – October 30th– 11:00am – 12pm – A Day of Honor
Brush Creek Montessori School, lower elementary, will be presenting speeches from people who have impacted our world (ex-Martin Luther King Jr.) and doing a little Trick or Treating with our group.
Do you have a talent or hobby you would like to share with us? We love to listen. Please contact Debbie at the email address below.
These special events are open and free to everyone.
Anyone interested in the program is welcome to drop by anytime. If you have any questions you can contact Debbie Baldaramos at debbieoakmontday@councilonaging.com