Oakmont E-Blast 9-8-2020

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President’s Message

What does good homeowner association (HOA) governance look like? How should board members (Directors) perform their duties? What should their goals be? What input should members have? How does the ideal community operate?

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Zoom in or Laugh Live! 

It’s not too late to register for a night of comedy 

Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. 

Zoom registration is at
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1lhbbUrsS2aXG2A0y02PVQ

Or watch live at https://oakmontvillage.com/live
(If the show doesn’t begin for you at 6 p.m. please refresh the page until the live stream begins.)


CREATING DEFENSIBLE SPACE IN THE 5-30 FOOT ZONE September 12, 10:30 a.m.

Is there an area at least 30 feet wide beyond the five-foot “non-combustible zone” surrounding your house that is “firewise and beautiful”? This area is particularly important in terms of effective defensible space. It is also the area that is usually landscaped. In a two-hour webinar presentation by Roberta MacIntyre from FireSafe Sonoma, she will describe how to keep the area extending at least 30 feet from the house lean, clean and green. This is part two of a three-part series on defensible space. The presentation will include a discussion with local residents and a question and answer period for our attendees. Register in advance at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ulv2fGKtTkq0wEqIqvdzCw


Now It’s Lean, Clean and Green

Oakmonter Suzi Schultz was playing golf with guests on the East course near hole 12 when they noticed a fire near the base of the tree. They took action while first responders were on the way, grabbing garden hoses at nearby houses and dousing flames. Firefighters arrived quickly and extinguished the flames in about five minutes. Here are some pictures of the area before and after, when the homeowner had a lot of the overgrown vegetation cleared out. Good job, golfers!


THE PARATRANSIT BUS A GODSEND TO OAKMONTERS WHO NO LONGER DRIVE

Driver Anthony knows all his riders and takes good care of them, helping them on and off the bus and getting packages to their front doors.  Oakmont resident Jime has been riding the bus for 14 years, using to it to connect with the 30 County bus, going to Montgomery Village, Lucky, Safeway on 4th Street and CVS. 

Tamara being picked up at her regular stop on Stone Bridge on her way to Safeway in St. Francis. 

(Photos by Julie Kiil) 


CENTRAL COMPLEX GENERATOR UNVEILED

The Switch Box

The switch box will automatically switch the power to the generator when PGE turns off power in Oakmont.   

The Generator

(Photos by Julie Kiil) 


Welcome back to a new season.  Due to the ongoing coronavirus safety protocols, speaker presentations are being pre-recorded and posted on the website  http://oakmontsundaysymposium.org.   After viewing, join in for a live Q&A at 11 a.m. on the date of the speaker’s talk.  No password or specialized software is required to view. 

September 13, 11 a.m. 

You’ve heard the names – Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton – and you know they were important to attain suffrage.  But the myths and the familiar history stories you’ve heard about suffrage aren’t really what happened.   The story is much more exciting than you ever dreamed.   Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, who was selected as one of “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” and who wrote the faculty guide for Ken Burns’ documentary on suffrage will fill us in on what really happened.  

Sunday Symposium wishes to thank the audience for its continued support and is  accepting donations through the Oakmont Community Foundation to cover our costs in securing these online speakers. Please visit their website for more details to select option #2: http://www.oakmontcommunityfoundation.com/donor-information.html 


There will not be any more meetings for the rest of September. The club will resume meetings on October 7 at 4 p.m. with the topic to be announced. 


SEPTEMBER 14, 10 A.M. 

The Oakmont Great Decisions Discussion Groups are continuing to meet every Monday at 10 a.m. The topic for September 14 has not been selected yet.  
 There will be articles available to read in advance.  
 
If you are interested in participating, email oakmontgd@gmail.com


WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO CHOOSE A UKULELE? 

Want to learn to play the ukulele but don’t have one? Wondering how to choose, what to buy, where to start looking? 
 
Come to the Oakmont Ukesters’ Zoom presentation on “How to Choose a Ukulele” on Tuesday, September 15, from 1 to 2 p.m. 
 
Learn about the various types of ukuleles, how they’re made, how different woods used in construction produce different sounds, what accessories you need to enhance your playing experience and much more.   
 
The Oakmont Ukesters is a group of enthusiastic uke players ranging from brand-new tutorial graduates to experienced players. Our primary objective is to relax and have fun. 
 
The next series of free online ukulele tutorials for beginners will start on Tuesday, October 6 at 10:30 a.m. 
 
Interested?  For more information or to sign up, please leave a message for Florentia Scott at (707) 591-1929 or email hikingscott@yahoo.com.  


SAVE THE DATE FOR FAWN RESCUE OF SONOMA COUNTY’S VIRTUAL FAWNDRAISER

Mark your calendars, Fawn Friends.   Fawn Rescue of Sonoma County’s annual FAWNdraiser is going virtual, and you definitely don’t want to miss out. The four-day silent auction will be held online from October 1-4, 2020. Get ready to win from an incredible array of Covid-safe experiences, unique trips, culinary journeys, one-of-a-kind products and custom accessories.  To learn more about this exciting event, sign up for Fawn Rescue of Sonoma County’s e-newsletter or visit www.fawnrescue.org