Rainbow Women (5/15/2019)

Rainbow women of Oakmont Banner
  • Dorothy Webster and Diane Holt


We’re delighted to have Lea Hopkinson and Peg Adams as new members of the Oakmont Rainbow Women. Warning to 49er fans: they’re East Coasters, and will be rooting for the Patriots this football season. They also both have master’s degrees and illustrious careers.

Picnic Organizers Karen Gilbert and Michele McFarland

Lea studied pediatric physical therapy at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and got her license to practice acupuncture in 2007. Peg earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater from Ohio University and worked as a high-school drama teacher. She then got a master’s in counseling, which led to her becoming director of financial aid for 20,000 students at Montgomery College in Maryland. She left that job and its labyrinth of regulations to become a high-school guidance counselor.

When Lea and Peg retired, they went down to Puerto Vallarta to visit a friend. They always made quick decisions, and this time they quickly decided to join other expats from the U.S., Canada, France, and Italy. They built a home in the high country of Ajijic, Mexico, south of Guadalajara. (It’s less expensive to build in Mexico.) Now, their home on Deerfield Circle in Oakmont is filled with fine paintings and glassware they collected from Mexican artists during the last five years.


June is gay pride month, so — instead of attending a regular monthly meeting — wear a hat and sunscreen to the West Rec picnic area on June 15 for our annual pride picnic from 1 to 4 p.m. Cook or buy food to share. Bring enough deviled eggs, potato salad, baked beans, fried chicken, brownies, or cookies, etc., to feed 10. Bring what you want to drink; ice provided. If you play a musical instrument, bring it too. All Oakmonters and their guests are welcome to join in the fun.



SAVE THE DATE: JULY 14 The Oakmont Pétanque Club has tentatively scheduled its first tournament for 2021, the Bastille Day Tournament, for Bastille Day, Wednesday,