Oakmont E-Blast 9-7-2021

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Town Hall

Tuesday, September 7 at 1 p.m. 

Berger Center, Zoom or Live Streaming 

Electric Cars 

There will be a full panel discussion on the benefits of owning an electric vehicle. Panelists:  Marc Geller, President of Plug in America, and OVA members Steve Spanier, Burt Shraga, Dale Spengler, Peter Baccheti, Marilyn Pahr, Charlene Bunas, Gary Bunas and Chuck Geber.  

If you would like to speak during the open forum, please visit this page for the Zoom link: 

If you do not plan to speak during open forum, or cannot use Zoom, please watch with this link: https://oakmontvillage.com/live 

If you cannot join via Zoom but would like your open forum comment read, please send it to AskOVA@oakmontvillage.com 

Facility Wi-Fi Survey

OVA is seeking to improve the Wi-Fi in our facilities, and we need your help letting us know where Wi-Fi is used most, and how strong the connection is for our Wi-Fi when you use it. Please take a moment to fill out the form linked below to share your experience:

Click Here To Take The Wi-Fi Survey

New Residents Reception 

Thursday, September 9 at 10 a.m. 

Berger Center 

If you’re among people who have moved to Oakmont over the past couple of years and are looking for information on how the community works, your opportunity is coming up. 

Come and meet OVA General Manager Kimberly Rowland and Board Vice President Heidi Klyn who will explain the Oakmont Village Association and how members can involve themselves and get questions answered.  Refreshments will be served. 

If you moved here since the last reception before the Covid lockdown, this one is for you.  

The OVA has mailed notices to newcomers since the last event.  This event is open to all Oakmonters. 

Thursday, September 9, at 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the Berger Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive.

An informative discussion on how to discover Oakmont’s special lifestyle offerings. We’ll cover important architectural information and community resources.

Please join us! You’ll meet new neighbors and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Refreshments will be served.

Small Dog Event

Special Event for Small Dogs

Saturday 9/11 – 10 a.m. till Noon –

Happy Tails Dog Park

The Canine Club is sponsoring a special event with limited hours for small dogs 25 pounds or less (they won’t be weighed). Canine Club members will be on hand to answer questions about the club or the dog park. Big dogs will be allowed back in the park at Noon or that morning before 10 a.m. The Club is also planning more special days. Stay tuned.

Mask Up in OVA Buildings

Members of OVA clubs and organizations must wear a mask when meeting for events inside any OVA building, as required by the County of Sonoma. The only exception is when actually eating and drinking. Otherwise, masks must be worn at all times. Failure to do so can result in fines under Sonoma County regulations, and/or OVA may revoke club privileges for future events.

Food Donation

West Rec Donation Barrel

There is one in the parking lot of the West Rec near the turning circle.  Note photo below.  Remember NO PERISHABLES.

There is a barrel by the bulletin board at the East Rec.  Can be seen from the parking lot.  Remember NO PERISHABLES.  Note photo below.

East Rec Donation Barrel

There is a barrel by the entrance to the CAC.  Easily visible from parking lot.  Remember NO PERISHABLES.  Note photo below.

Central Rec Donation Barrel


Flu Shot Clinic

September 13 and 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. 

OVA is hosting two one-day clinics at the East Rec Center for shots administered by Safeway Pharmacies. You must have an appointment for the East Rec clinics. 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.  

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

Toxic Waste Disposal

September 28, 2 to 7 p.m. at West Rec

LIMITS: 15 gallons of liquid (max. of five gallons per container) or 125 pounds of solid material. NEVER mix chemicals. Place in sealed containers in the trunk, packed to prevent spills. Syringes/needles must be in sealed, approved Sharps containers.

NOT ACCEPTED: Explosives or ammunition, radioactive materials, biological waste (except syringes), TVs, computer monitors and other electronics and business waste.

Online Appointment are now available at

Or call 364-6927 to schedule an appointment.

(Only 100 appointments available – first-come, first-served).

COVID Tracing Available

CA Notify is a free service that allows you to find out if you were exposed to COVID-19. You can also notify others if you test positive, while remaining anonymous. Your personal information is never collected, so you and those around you can stay safe. Once you activate CA Notify on your smartphone, it does all the work. All you do is keep your Bluetooth on. You will only receive alerts if you were in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Your privacy is protected, as your identity is not known, and your specific location is not tracked. Go to https://canotify.ca.gov to learn more.

Home Hardening/Landscaping Help

Drop-in Help for Home Hardening and Landscaping

Sept. 23, 1 to 7 p.m.

Berger Center

Stop by and chat about how to prepare homes and landscapes for wildfire protection on Sept. 23 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Berger.

Trained assessors and members of the Firewise Resource Committee will be hosting this drop-in session that will allow members to meet one-on-one to get their questions answered.

There will be full displays of mulch, rock, home hardening products, fire retardants and handouts on available resources. You can also sign up to have an assessor visit your home.

No appointments are needed.  

MYN Drop-In Session

Map Your Neighborhood Drop-in Session

Thurs. Sept 9
11 a.m. to noon, Central Activity Center, Room B

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN), an Oakmont disaster preparedness group, will host this “drop-in” session and open forum style discussion to talk about any emergency prep topics, and brainstorm solutions together. Some of the topics for discussion include the following:
• how to get MYN started with your neighbors, especially with neighbors who may not be interested in disaster prep;
• evacuation anxiety that accompanies power outages and shutdowns, Red Flag Warnings, and where and how to evacuate;
• how to help neighbors or friends plan for evacuating when they don’t drive;
• how to prepare for sheltering in place.

What’s Happening In Oakmont

Movies at Oakmont

Sundays at 2 p.m.

Berger Center

September 12 – Queen Bees

September 19 – Richard Jewell

September 26 – Summerland

OTLC Classes

Classes in October and November

OTLC is in the process of revamping the technology classroom at the CAC. A new high-resolution projector is being installed, and 14 old computer desks have been replaced with nine five-foot tables, allowing for more social distancing between students. Since a large percentage of the classes are device classes (smartphone or tablet/iPad), each table will have a power strip for device charging.

A minimal schedule of classes will be offered this fall in October and November: Fun with Apps and  Social Media, Android Phones, iPhones, iPads, and Zoom. Computer classes (Mac/PC) are planned to be offered in winter 2022 after the old computers are replaced.

Registration is online and opening on September 14 at www.oakmont-learning.org. Masks will be required in the classroom per OVA restrictions. Note that classes may be subject to cancellation due to PSPS or changing facility restrictions due to Covid.

Plant Care Co-Op

The Oakmont Plant Care Co-Op continues to update its list and welcome new members from all areas of Oakmont. The Co-Op is a free service with members simply helping each other. If a member has to be away from home and needs plant care (usually watering), then a nearby member is contacted. Members arrange a meeting with each other to work out the plant care details. It’s that simple. No hours or point systems as in some other co-ops. It’s really just neighbors helping neighbors, reciprocating if they are available when they get a call. (Plant care is not intended for watering big landscape areas.) Co-op coordinators, Bob and Shirley Phillips, create the membership list and a rough map that shows member’s location. The list is only used among Co-Op members.

To join, please send an email with your contact information (name, preferred email, address, and phone number) to: plantcare100@yahoo.com Please use: ” Want to Join” in subject line. If you are a member from past years, please let the Co-Op know that you want to be added to this update. Consider joining.  Your geraniums will thank you!

SIR 92 Flash Alert

September 14 at 11:45 a.m.

West Rec Picnic Area

It has been decided to have a safe in-person meeting on September 14.  Therefore, instead of meeting at the Berger, we will make a picnic out of it at the picnic area of the West Recreation Center at 11:45 a.m.

Pizza will be delivered with salad.  Included will be cold nonalcoholic drinks and bottled water.  If you wish, you may bring your own beverage(s).  Your cost to defray the expense for food, ice, beverage and paper goods will be $12 pp.

These days being outdoors and seeing friends is not only fun but psychologically healthy.  Also, this keeps our members in touch with each other.  Being one of the few and only SIR clubs being active keeps us together.  In other words, try your best to join us on the 14th.  A good turnout with spouses and potential members is the best medicine for your Board who work hard to keep us going until we get over this pandemic crisis.  Bring your beach chair.

In order for us to ensure that there is the right the amount of pizza and salad and get it delivered to us, we need you to RSVP that you will come.  Fill out the information below, print it, make out a check to SIR #92 in the amount of $12 per person and mail it to John Barrett at 7166 Overlook Dr., Santa Rosa 95409.  DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 10.

——————————Enclose with Check————————————–

Name:  ____________________________Phone: ______________

Guest Name: ________________________

Signature: __________________________

Total $ enclosed $_________

Must be vaccinated and signed waiver.  Waiver will be available to sign


Saddle Club Dinner

The Cal Club of Oakmont is pleased to announce their September Saddle Club dinner to be held on September 23. There will not be a speaker at this dinner, allowing more time to socialize. The cost for the dinner is $50, which includes wine at the tables. Cocktail hour drink tickets are available for $5 each, and the club will be taking cash only for these tickets. Cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6. Menu is Garden Salad, Roasted Vegetables, Seared Salmon with lemon dill sauce, and Lemon Bars for dessert. Reservations are due by Thursday, September 16 and payment is due by Saturday, September 18. For reservations, payment information, or if you are not a Cal Alumni and are interested in becoming a Friend of Cal call Linda Williams at 322.6272.

Singles Club


Our very own Singles member and past president, will be our guest speaker.  Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance partners with students from the Dunbar Elementary School to empower them and help them thrive. Donations of school supplies would be greatly appreciated. 

Come, mix and mingle and be informed of this wonderful program. Bring your own food and beverage, proof of your Covid vaccination, and a light jacket. Please RSVP to proslyn49@aol.com by September 13. 


How about a little change this month? The owner of VJB Cellars in Kenwood is offering a private wine tasting in their piazza courtyard for a discounted price of $20 at 2:45pm. At 3:30pm, enjoy brick oven pizza, or selection of salads, sandwiches, and a choice of beverages from their deli counter. Please RSVP to marilyn_mckeever@hotmail.com for 1) wine tasting only 2)  dinner only by October 1. Unlimited seating for this event. Bring your proof of Covid  vaccination. Carpooling from Berger parking lot at 2:30 or 3:15pm depending on your selection of how you want to participate. 

No dues necessary for paid up 2020 members. The prorated dues for new members is $6 payable to Oakmont Singles Club. Complete the form available in the OVA office, and place it with your check in the Singles folder in the OVA office.  

OVA Job Opportunities

We have recently added a Job Opportunities page to OakmontVillage.com. Please visit the link below to see our latest listing, and check back for more to be posted soon: