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Music on the Green Returns May 31 Oakmont’s first Music on the Green since the 50th Anniversary celebration will be held May 31. The free concert, a joint venture between the OVA and OGC, will be held on the driving range to the music of the Back Pages, a 60s rock band. The fun and food start at 3 p.m., with the concert at 4 p.m. For more information or to make reservations contact the OVA at 539-1611 or 539-9215 x 228. Bring your own lawn chair and blankets and dine from the variety of food booths. Food and beverage tickets are $5 each.

New Residents’ Reception May 5

nMarty Thompson

If you are new to Oakmont and haven’t been to a new residents’ reception, here is your opportunity. Everyone new to the community is invited to gather at the Berger Center on Tuesday, May 5 from 6–8 p.m. You will have an opportunity to learn from representatives of Oakmont groups and clubs how you can take part in their activities. There will be a presentation by OVA Manager Cassie Turner, OVA Board members will be introduced and you will have an opportunity to ask questions about the community. There will be door prizes and light refreshments. Advance registration is not required.

Ridgeline Vote Stalls Elnoka Development

Santa Rosa council members have made themselves abundantly clear: they would love to see developer Oakmont Senior Living submit its plans for 478 units for seniors on the 68-acre property just west of Oakmont known as Elnoka. But, no, they are not willing to remove the Elnoka property from a disputed ridgeline map, even though the admittedly “ambiguous” designation is tangential, if not irrelevant, to whether the project ever gets built. So in what boils down to a high stakes game of chicken, the 5-2 vote by the council on April 14 ended with the developers saying it would be a waste of time and resources to formally submit their proposal, and the council all but begging them to proceed. “I am guardedly optimistic that things will move forward once (the developer) lets everyone stew over it for a while,” Wally Schilpp, the Oakmont Community Development Committee member who has been instrumental in convincing the developer to come up with a project Oakmont can support.

A tree service’s truck wiped out a light pole along Meadowridge Road near Badger Creek. Bystanders said the driver reported losing his brakes on the downhill stretch. The truck crossed the street and hit the pole. There were no injuries in the Monday, April 12 mishap. (Photo by Keith Sauer)

The Meadows Kennel No Longer Subject to Annual Oversight

nJackie Reinhardt

nAl Haggerty

Oakmont Village Association 6575 Oakmont Drive, Suite 7 Santa Rosa, CA 95409-5906

Truck Crashes Into Pole

nJim Brewer

Board Advances Pickleball Plan

The Oakmont Village Association Board of Directors unanimously approved spending up to $12,000 on studies needed to secure a permit for new pickleball courts at its regular meeting April 21. The issue drew an overflow crowd to Berger Center to hear nearly an hour of public comments on both sides of the issue. While opponents cited the limited support for pickleball in a recent survey of Oakmont residents, supporters cited the OVA Articles of Incorporation, which state that OVA’s primary purpose is to provide athletic, recreational and club facilities for its members. Several opponents cited the 6% support for pickleball in the recent Long-Range Planning Committee survey of Oakmont residents as the prime See board on page 11

May 1, 2015 • Volume 53, Number 9

Oakmont residents leave a city Council meeting to board the bus home after showing support for the Elnoka project.

Schilpp and OCDC Chair Susan Millar led a delegation of some 40 Oakmont residents to the meeting in support of the project, most of them arriving in a bus caravan at 4 p.m. for a hearing scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. But the bus departed at 7 p.m. with the matter still far down on the agenda. “After sitting for three hours, I decided that the scheduled issue would go on far too long to ask them to stay any longer,” Millar said. “But Mayor John Sawyer and the council members knew we were there in force. We accomplished our goal.” See elnoka on page 3 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANTA ROSA, CA PERMIT NO. 323

Despite vocal objections from neighbors, the Meadows Kennel used by many Oakmont dog owners will no longer be subject to annual review by the Sonoma County Permit Resource Management Department. All four commissioners on April 9 voted unanimously to accept the Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) staff recommendation. The decision, which can be appealed, means the kennel will revert to standard conditions of compliance with the use permit issued a year ago for dog daycare, grooming and training. Opposition focused on traffic issues, especially left hand turns from Richards Road onto Highway 12, lighting and signage. No one complained about noise from dogs which are limited to 20, including the owner’s. “Transparency is important to me,” said Heidi Niemann, the kennel owner, who told the commissioners she has tried to reach out to her neighbors to address their complaints, but they did not respond to her E-mails. Ten residents of Oakmont spoke on behalf of the kennel. Typical were Roberta Vogel, a client since the Meadows Kennel opened almost five years ago, who called the facility “an extraordinary service” and John Wilkinson, who uses the day care every week and has boarded his dog there. “There are seven businesses with the same type of entrance on Highway 12,” he noted in addressing traffic concerns. Marna Hill, a neighbor on Sonoma Highway, called for another year of oversight, stating many of the conditions are unenforceable. While acknowledging noise is not a problem for her, she said, “I don’t think the burden should be on our road to take care of See meadows on page 11


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The Oakmont News / May 1, 2015

nMarianne Neufeld

Architectural Committee


Spring has arrived and it’s time to do some landscape maintenance. The Architectural Committee will begin drive-by inspections of Oakmont properties in May. We will specifically look for: 1. Weeds—remove them now! 2. Dead shrubs—if a shrub has dead branches in the middle or cannot be pruned correctly, please remove it and replace with like kind or obtain AC approval for new plants. 3. Fences that need painting, repair or replacement. 4. Homes that need painting, especially trim work. 5. Gutters and roof repair and/or replacement. 5. General appearance of properties which includes any encroachments of plantings or structures. Reminder: no artificial plants or artificial lawns can be used in front yards. Drought conditions are here. A copy of Landscape Criteria for Drought Conditions is available in the AC Office or online at under “Architectural.” If you intend to keep your lawn, it can be brown, but must be mowed and weed-free. Also available in the AC Office is a list of droughttolerant plants and trees. Drought-tolerant plants take very little water when dripped properly. Remember, all new landscape plantings and mulch need AC approval before beginning the project. Do not mulch with gravel without AC approval! Thank you in advance for keeping Oakmont beautiful.

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The proposed revised Architectural Guidelines are now posted in the Berger Center through May 21 or can be accessed online at the OVA website http:// asp. The OVA Office can also provide a printed copy upon request. Comments can be addressed to Mary Patricia, architectural administrator, mary@oakmontvillage. com or delivered to the Architectural Office at 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 9 by May 21.

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nOVA Administration

The listed Oakmont Village Association meetings are open sessions. Any interested Oakmont residents are invited and encouraged to participate in these important meetings.

MEETINGS Architectural (No participation) / Oakmont Village Association (OVA) Board OVA Board Workshop

DATE 2nd Tues. Monthly 3rd Tues. Monthly 1st Tues. Monthly

TIME 2 PM 1–3 PM 3–5 PM

PLACE* Ste. 6 Berger Center East Rec.

COMMITTEES Communications (CC) / Community Development (OCDC) / Finance (FC) / Landscape Improvement Committee (LIC) League of Maintained Area Associations (LOMAA) Regular Meetings Quarterly Meetings LOMAA Workshop Long-Range Planning (LRP) / Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC) OEPC Board OEPC Community Meeting

DATE 2nd Mon. Monthly 2nd Thurs. Monthly 4th Thurs. Monthly 1st Tues. Monthly

TIME 9–11 AM 11:30 AM–1:30 PM 2–3:30 PM 10 AM–12 Noon

PLACE* Rm. B Rm. B Rm. B Rm. G

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A quorum of OVA Board of Directors may be present at these meetings. *It is sometimes necessary to change meeting locations and/or dates and times. Please check the Rec. Center bulletin boards for written notice of change or call the OVA office prior to scheduled meetings for confirmation.


New Architectural Guidelines Posted for Comment

Regular Oakmont Association Committee Meetings

Locations Room B is in the Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Drive. Room D is in the Central (Berger) Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive, right side of stage. Room G is in the Central (Berger) Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive, lobby across from rest rooms.

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Oakmont Senior Living is not affiliated with Oakmont, but it is owned by First Community Bank Chairman Bill Gallaher, who took over development of Oakmont from H.N. Berger in 1986 and built some homes along the very ridge line that is now in dispute. As it turns out, more than 70% of that ridgeline is already developed. Still, OSL has had little luck trying to develop Elnoka. A multi-family project on nine acres of the property was blocked by the council after it ran into stiff opposition from Oakmont in 2011. But after long negotiations between the developer and OCDC, a scaled-down, seniors-only project has official Oakmont’s enthusiastic support. Before it commits to spending a probable $500,000 on a new application, the developer wanted some assurance that its latest plan won’t get smacked down because part of it includes high-end homes along the Elnoka ridgeline. The city defines a ridgeline as “a line following the highest point formed by the meeting of slopes.” Development can be approved if structures do not interrupt the skyline. The Elnoka ridge is immediately in front of and well below the Annadel State Park skyline, but since Annadel is not part of the city, it wasn’t included when the city drew its ridgeline maps in 2002. Or, as council member Erin Carlstrom wondered, “since Annadel isn’t ours, it isn’t there?”


Not that any of that really matters in the long run. “Our action does not prohibit development along that ridgeline,” said council member Ernesto Olivares, adding that viewed from Highway 12, the spot looks like a pile of dirt. But in expressing the view of most of the council, and the city planning commission before it, Olivares said he was not willing to change the general plan before a full project was submitted. Nor was he willing to find a way for the council to approve a related environmental document that declared no negative visual impacts from a partial preliminary plan previously shown to city staff. “I ask you to please bring us a project,” said council member Julie Combs, in a comment repeated by one council member after another. But in the end, it wasn’t clear if that will happen. Asked after the meeting if he had witnessed anything to give him the confidence to move forward, OSL Project Manager Steven McCullagh snapped a succinct, “No!”

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The Oakmont News / May 1, 2015

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On Thursday May 14, at 1:30 p.m. in Berger Center, three exceptionally talented young women will perform works by Mozart, Hagen, and Beethoven. Livia Sohn, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; and Michelle Djokic, cello will be heard in Mozart’s Duo for Violin and Viola K. 423, Daron Hagen’s Duo for Violin and Cello, and Beethoven’s String Trio Op. 9 No. 1. The Imperious Archbishop Colloredo: From the time he employed 16-year-old Mozart as concertmaster of his court orchestra, Hieronymus Colloredo, the arrogant Prince and Archbishop of Salzburg, treated the young genius in the manner of the era, as a servant. And Mozart, aware of his boss’s severely limited musical sensibilities, showed unmasked disdain for Colloredo. Their mutual antagonism is colorfully chronicled in Mozart’s letters to his father. Livia Sohn, violin In 1781 the archbishop ordered his court musicians to accompany him to Vienna, to show them off to his rich and powerful friends. Mozart viewed this as an opportunity to schmooze with prospective new employers, but Colloredo actively thwarted his efforts. Mozart submitted his resignation. The archbishop refused to accept it. Mozart persisted. Finally Colloredo’s exasperated steward, Count Karl Joseph Felix Arco, famously delivered a swift kick in the rear to punctuate the end of Mozart’s 10-year employment. Fast forward two years. Mozart remained in Vienna, and brought his new wife Constanze to meet his family in Salzburg. While there, he visited an old friend, Michael Haydn, younger brother of Joseph. Michael, now working for Colloredo, had been ordered to write six duos for violin and viola. The ailing Michael was able to complete only four, and the archbishop threatened to withhold his salary until all six were submitted. Hearing of Michael’s plight, Mozart dashed off the final two, presenting them to Michael to pass off as his own. Although the stylistic difference between the two composers is apparent, Mozart was gleefully

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Donor Drive and Season Passes

Music at Oakmont’s 2015 Donor Drive continues with the May 14 concert. Season Passes for our celebratory 25th year will also be on sale ($105 for eight superb concerts). WHAT: Music at Oakmont WHEN: Thursday, May 14, 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center ADMISSION: $15 at the door, or your season pass

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We will be playing in the Card Room at the CAC on Monday evening May 4 and May 18 from 6:45–9 p.m. We keep the same partner throughout the evening and rotate through each table keeping a running score. If you have not played with us, please give me a call at 539-5511, and we will include you and your partner in the group. We are always happy to meet new folks who enjoy bridge!

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13th Annual Oakmont Car Show

WHEN: Saturday, May 23 TIME: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center We will be showcasing many cars dating from 1913 through the present. We will also have some recent exotics we would all like to own. These cars are from right here in Oakmont, Kenwood, Sonoma and Santa Rosa. Bring your friends, cameras and memories, and find the special car from your past. Chat with the owners and share your stories with us. We will supply the cars and fun. Hot dogs and hamburgers for purchase will be provided by the Oakmont Village Market. For more information or registration of your car, call me at 539-2802.


The Oakmont News / May 1, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt

Grandparents’ Club Activities

nJoan Palma and Marianne Neufeld

The Easter bunny greeted 155 grandchildren who turned out to hunt for over 2,000 eggs filled with candy and toys. The Oakie Folkies played music, while the kids enjoyed a jumpy house, refreshments, face painting, The Balloon Guy, a table filled with stuffed animals, three “Choose Your Own Prize” tables along with a candy table, all which helped make it a perfect Easter Egg Hunt. Besides the grandchildren there were parents, grandparents and great grandparents sharing in a memorable day. That is what the Grandparents’ Club is all about making treasured memories. A big thank-you goes to the Oakmont Kiwanis Club for co-sponsoring this event with the Grandparents’ Club, making the Easter Egg Hunt a huge success.

The Grandparents’ Club volunteers stepped up to the challenge to see that the kids were not disappointed, resulting in lots of smiling faces going home with their treasures. The Grandparents’ Club will begin planning a week of summer activities which will begin on Sunday, July 26. Look for more information in the June Oakmont News. Volunteers are needed to help make these activities safe and fun for our grandchildren. Join us and be part of the planning. Please come to our Grandparents’ Club meetings held on the last Tuesday of each month, 4–5 p.m., in Suite 6 next to the OVA Office. Any questions call Marianne at 528-0161 or E-mail Joan to

Oakmont grandkids take to the green for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Grandparents’ Club put on the event for kids two to 12 complete with prizes, treats, music and more. (Photo by Kathy Sowers)

Cal Alumni Club

nMark Randol


Please join fellow alumni for a cruise on the Petaluma River. We depart at 12:45 p.m. from the Turning Basin located at 150 Weller Street in Petaluma. The cruise lasts three hours. Cost is $40 per person and space is limited to the first 42 reservations. Make your check payable to “Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont,” and mail to Helen Young, 362 Singing Brook Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95409.


The May Saddle Club dinner will be held on Thursday, May 21. Cocktails start at 5 p.m. and a buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m. This month, there will be a Cinco de Mayo theme with chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, refried beans, green salad, chips and salsa, and Dulce de Leche ice cream for dessert. The price of the dinner is $29.50 for Saddle Club members and $32 for non-members. The price includes cocktails before dinner, tax, and gratuity. Reservations in advance a must and are due by Monday, May 18. Please contact Ed Low at 538-7785. The Saddle Club is located at 550 White Oak Drive. For additional information about the Cal Alumni Club, please contact Membership Chair, Bonnie Lukes, at 537-9631, or go to the club’s website: www.

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Oakmont Volunteers Recognized

nMarianne Neufeld


This is to remind you of OVH procedures for arranging transportation services to medical appointments or Safeway shopping. 1. You must call the coordinator at least three business days prior to your appointment to arrange for a driver. 2. The current coordinator’s name and phone number is listed on the inside of the back page of the Oakmont News. 3. All requests must go through the coordinator. Do not call drivers to change or cancel appointments. 4. Drivers are scheduled only for transportation to and from medical appointments or Safeway. 5. Due to an inadequate number of drivers, OVH passengers are limited to one ride per week. 6. We do not offer emergency services. Call 911. 7. We do not handle wheelchairs, only small equipment such as light folding walkers. Passengers must be ambulatory. 8. We do not take pets. Service dogs may be allowed on special request.

Marianne Neufeld and Pat Barclay recently earned special recognition from the OVA Board of Directors. Neufeld was named Volunteer of the Year for her work in overseeing new policies as Chair of the Architectural Committee. A Community Appreciation Award went to Barclay, Chair of the Emergency Preparedness, was recognized for helping construct the new Red Cross agreement to operate Oakmont emergency centers. Both are also active leaders in several other Oakmont clubs. (Photo by Cassie Turner)

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The Valley of the Moon Rotary Club held a meeting at the Redwood Empire Food Bank this month where they toured the new facility and learned about the amazing work of the Food Bank from its Executive Director, David Goodman. In this beautiful and bountiful place we live, Sonoma County, more than 82,000 people face the threat of hunger every month: 36,200 are children, 11,800 are seniors, and 13,500 are working families. The mission of the Redwood Empire Food Bank is to end hunger Executive Director David in our community. Goodman displays examples of fresh fruit distributed free The Redwood Empire Food Bank each month to 82, 000 Sonoma County residents by the operates a county-wide Redwood Empire Food Bank. pantry and emergency food system with over 200 distributions each month, providing staple groceries and healthy produce to anyone in need of help. We also are a major source of food for a network of 178 other hunger-relief organizations that include pantries, dining rooms, kitchens and shelters. In addition, we provide food to Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties through smaller food banks and charitable organizations. This year the Redwood Empire Food Bank: • Is in the top 6% of food banks nationwide in amount of food provided per person in poverty. • Served 82,000 of our low-income neighbors each month (1 in 6 people in Sonoma County). • Brought more than $22 million worth of food into the county from local, regional and national sources. • Distributed 14.5 million pounds of food, which is the equivalent of over 33,000 meals a day. • Provided food for two wholesome meals for every $1 spent. • Served nearly 400,000 prepared meals to children afterschool and during the summer. • Enlisted 4,200 volunteers who donated over 80,000 hours - the equivalent of 40 employees. The Redwood Empire Food Bank is just one of our sponsored organizations. The Valley of the Moon Rotary meets on Friday mornings for breakfast at the Quail Inn. Please come as our guest and meet our members and see if you are a fit. We welcome you. Contact Marie Thielade at 575-6338 or go on our website for more info www.

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To resolve several conflicts with other events associated with the Oakmont Golf Club and its members, each and every date for the Monday evening Twilighter Golf events in 2015 has been changed. Please make note of the following new dates (all are Mondays) for our Twilighters: May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 21 and October 5. Our first Twilighter, on May 4, will have a “Jack and Jill” theme and each six-person team will select their own roster. Some future dates will have teams assembled by the Pro Shop. Stay tuned.


An appreciative Tom Kendrick shares his musings with us: “Debbie and I have lived at Oakmont for nearly ten months now. While soaking in the tub one evening at the East Rec. Center, we were informed that we are freshmen. So, before our sophomore year begins (in May), I’d like to share some reflections and ponderances (I believe that is a word), from our first (almost) year in our new community. “We moved to Sebastopol from Santa Barbara (via Mendocino and Fort Bragg) in 1989, lived in the same house for 25 years, raised our kids, then kicked them out and ran away to Camp Oakmont—yay! There are about 10,000 clubs here, and we’ve joined most of them. Between the two of us, we do golf, tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, Oakie Folkies, table tennis, karaoke, swimming, hot tubbing, walking, attending Quail Inn functions, dancing, writing, attending OVA meetings, general partying with our new friends, and we attempt to keep up with the latest drama and gossip (which is a full-time job in itself). “But if I were to be stuck on a desert island and was informed by the gods that I could choose only one activity, one sport, one thing to pass the time, it would have to be golf. On my island, if I had only one thing, I’d have a golf course (Pebble or Cypress, either one would be fine). Well, I’m not on an island, I can’t afford Pebble, and they won’t let me in Cypress. I have to tell you though, it’s pretty darn nice where I’m at. And it seems we could not have timed our arrival any better. “KemperSports, who now manages the golf courses, is doing a great job. The condition of both East and West courses has improved in all areas. Mike, John, Heather, Patrick, and all the staff here are wonderful. My Tuesday gang, a bunch of misfits who have been gouging up Sonoma County golf courses for over 15 years, has recently put Oakmont back into its rotation after a two-year hiatus. That says a lot, as this group has extremely high standards (the majority of us wear collared shirts, cursing is at a minimum, and we count most of our strokes). “If the rumors I’ve heard are true, past friction between OVA and OGC is improving, and the future looks bright for combined events, cooperation and good vibes between these two groups. Another rumor I’ve heard is that the new OVA Manager is a stick (or case) of dynamite, who is bent on seeing that Oakmont has a vibrant, relevant and successful future. “There you have it—cogitations on our freshman year at Oakmont. We love our new home, our new pals, and all the activities here. A big thank-you to all the folks who work so hard to provide these things for us and who continue to improve upon them—I’m glad you’re doing it, because I’m too busy.”


18-Hole Tuesday & Thursday Women’s Club

nEileen Beltrano

Hi there ladies. So much for April Showers. Those May flowers seem to pop up anyway (that’s a good thing). The course is looking great and the greens are healing. Hip, hip, hooray! North Bay Team golf is underway as well as Futures team golf. Both teams are off to a good start. With one match completed, NBT is in third place for gross and first place for net!. Too early for Futures ranking. Thank you Linda Paul for being captain of the NB team and thank you Ellean Huff for being captain of the Futures. Good luck to all those team members. Go Oakmont! Remember our Guest Day is coming up May 19 and our Mixer with the Wednesday Men’s Club May 27. Lots of fun things in May, including Mother’s Day! OK, here are the results of sweeps for the beginning of April.

Welcome to our new Tuesday Club member, Sylvia Bernard (center). On her right is playing partner Henni Willeston and Joan Seliga, our Membership Chair

TUESDAY, MARCH 31 SWEEPS/FRONT NINE TWICE, 27 players Low Gross of Field: Patty Buchholz (87). First flight: first low net, M. Pierce; second low net, J. Reed; third low net, E. Beltrano; fourth low net, L. Clark and fifth low net, P. Buchholz. Second flight: first low net, D. Johnson; second low net tie, L. Vree, E. Baciocco and E. Foote; fifth low net tie, R. Nicholson and E. Foote. Third flight: first low net, S. Kohut; second low net tie, J. O’Toole and T. Siela; fourth low net, R. Lommori.


First place team (140): Kelly Downey, Ellean Huff and Christy Rexford. Second place team (139): Karen Sites, Judy Duport, Laurie Vree and Chris Carter. Third place team (138): Linda Paul, Betty VanVoorhis and Kay Wittes. Fourth place team (135): Kathy Faherty, Elly Frauenhofer and Vanita Collins. Fifth place team (130): Kathy Mokricky, Carol Locke and Jane O’Toole.


Low Gross of Field: Eileen Beltrano (91). First flight: first low net, E. Beltrano; second low

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Low Gross of Field: Jerry Moreno (90). First flight: first low net, E. Beltrano; second low net tie, J. Moreno, J. Seliga and B. Hulick. Second flight: first low net, J. Reed; second low net, J. DiMaggio; third low net, C. Carroll; and fourth low net, Y. Smith. Third flight: first low net tie, C. Buchold and L. Vree; third low net, R. Nicholson; and fourth low net, M.A. Gibbs. Fourth flight: first low net tie, S. Baxter, C. Carter and M. Jobson; fourth low net, E. Baciocco; and fifth low net, R. Lommari.

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Wednesday Men’s Club

April 1, West Point Par Game Four-Man Teams

First flight (36–75): first, Bruce Hulick, Dennis Cronin, Jim Kaiser and Andy Frauenhofer, 74; second, Danny Morgan, Bucky Peterson, John Weston and Mike Isola, 69. Second flight (89–106): first, Dave Goulson, Frank James, Bob Flores and Chuck Mendenhall, 77; second, John Williston, Bill Smith, Tommy Yturralde and John Garcia, 74. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Charlie Huff, 7’9”, Nick Beltrano, 8’3”; #13—Charlie Huff, 12’3”, Bob Peterson, 17’1”; #16—Tommy Yturralde, 2’0”, Bucky Peterson, 16’5”; hole #5—Bruce Hulick, 7’8”.


First, Dan Sienes/Don Schulte, 31; second, Frank Smith/Dan Scott, 28; third tie, Gary Stone/Tom Massip, John Derby/Art Hastings and Walt Brown/ George Rick, 26. Closest-to-the-pin: #8—Frank Smith, 9’6”.

April 8, West: Two-MAN TRILOGY

First flight (3.9–8.1): first, Shelly Brodsky and Pete

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nJim Kaiser

Fellow members, I need to keep this communication short due to presenting three weeks of results. However, I ask you to look at the results below and you will notice that my foursome has not won anything since April 8. I guess I will have to leave this clothing-optional beach. Oh! Where was I? Never mind, now for the results.

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Waller, 63.8; second, Tom Kendrick and Ron Feibusch, 64.9; third, John Weston and Danny Morgan, 66.1. Second flight (9.3–12.9): first, Bob Siela and Jeff Snyder, 61.6; second, Denny Mool and John Williston, 63.8; third, Doug Ewer and Dave Goulson, 65.1. Third flight (14.1–up): first, Bill Wellman and Larry Frediani, 59.8; second, Art Hastings and Jack Haggerty, 65.3; third, Jeff Thomson and Rodi Martinelli, 66.2. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Andy Frauenhofer, 20’4”, Bucky Peterson, 22’0”; #13—Jeff Snyder, 16’3”, Denny Mool, 16’10”; #16—Rick Yates, 3’5”, Shelly Brodsky, 6’4”; #5—Dennis Cronin, 34’0”.

We have completed the first quarter of 2015. The top ten sweeps leaders for the quarter, in order: Dan Levin, Phil Sapp, Neil Huber, Don Schulte, Dan Sienes, John Munkacsy, Keith Wise, Clem Maassen, Tom Massip and Paul Lawler. On April 13, our third round of our five-week Spring Eclectic Tournament was interrupted by the sanding of the greens on the front nine. We will complete the final round on Tuesday (Monday being a holiday), May 26. Happy Golfing!


First place tie: Jim Norem/Clem Maassen and Gordon Hopper/Rich Silvas, all with a 25. Third place: Noel Schween/Keith Wise with a 26. Closest-to-the-pin: Tom Massip, 9’6”, Dan Levin, 34’7”.

First tie, Paul Lawler, Bob Thorsen and Frank Smith, 60; fourth, Dick Scott, 61; fifth, Jim Spangler, 62; sixth, Keith Wise, 63; seventh, Wayne Shomaker, 65; eighth tie, Gordon Hopper and Dan Sienes, 66. Closest-to-the-pin: #16—Keith Wise, 3’2”.

April 15, West Four-Man ODD/Even Game

First flight (9.0–19.3): first, Bill Hainke, Bob Peterson, Tony Hughes and Mike LaForge, 163; second, Denny Mool, Suru Subbarao, John Williston and Rick Yates, 165. Second flight (19.5–31.3): first, Bill Wellman, Larry Frediani, Rodi Martinelli and blind draw, 147; second, Pete Eschelbach, Bub Simi, Bob Siela and blind draw, 159. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Ted Mokricky, 10’10”, Danny Morgan, 17’7”; #13—Rick Yates, 6’9”, John Garcia, 8’6”; #16—Gary Novak, 3’3”, Mike Isola, 5’7”.

April 15, East: TWO-MAN ODD/EVEN

SWEEPS RESULTS FOR April 6 Two-Man Best Ball, 11 Teams

SWEEPS RESULTS FOR April 13 Individual Low Net, 25 Players

First place: Noel Schween with a 28. Second place: Dan Levin with a 29.5. Third place tie: Don Schulte and Tom Massip, both with a 31. Fifth place: Gordon Hopper with a 31.5. Sixth place: Wayne Mickaelian with a 32. Seventh place: Joe DiBenedetto with a 33. Eighth place tie: Greg Carpenter, Rich Silvas, Jim Norem and Phil Sapp, all with a 33.5. Closest-to-the-pin: Tom Massip, 4’2”, Noel Schween, 25’3”.

First, Gary Stone/Keith Wise, 93; second, Bill Smith/Blind Draw, 94; Dick Kaiser/Bob Ure, 95. Closest-to-the-pin: #8—Jim Spangler, 36’11”; #16— Keith Wise, 14’2”, Gary Stone, 19’10”. Next week we have a mixer on the east course with a luncheon following play. Sign up at the east or west course. The Pro Shop will make up the foursomes. The cost is $5 for sweeps plus only $5 for lunch and will be due at check-in.

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nBarbara Bowman


May 14 is Guys, Gals and Pals Derby Day! You won’t want to miss the shotgun tournament and the social hour that follows, with Mint Juleps, no less— and the authentic Kentucky Derby luncheon that Chair Valerie Boot has planned for you. Grab those special guys and dear pals, and experience a trip to Louisville for an afternoon of fun, friendly wagering, horse racing and winners. Check out the poster and sign up by May 3.

In charge! Niners leaders Linda Yates, Barbara Robinson, Elaine Foote and Rebecca Wellman relax after the Members Meeting.

Liisa Karjalainen celebrated her birthday at the members’ meeting. Happy ?st birthday, Liisa!

On April 11, following an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, the Niners held their first membership meeting of the year. Agenda items announced, discussed and voted on include: • A playday with the Thursday 18-hole Group is tentatively scheduled for June 16. An E-mail will be sent with more details once the date is confirmed. • A playday with the Men’s Niner group is being planned for July 23 and will include a luncheon. More details as the date gets closer. • Those present voted to have a YWCA Safe House donation jar at the holiday luncheon. • Following a discussion of raising Sweeps dues and giving annual awards for birdies and chip-ins, Niners Chairman Barbara Robinson announced that she would send an E-mail asking all members to vote online. The minutes were E-mailed to all members and a copy is posted on the East bulletin board.


First flight: first, R. Levy; second, E. Baciocco; third, E. Foote. Second flight: first, J. Rietow; second, J. DiBenedetto; third, B. Robinson. Third flight: first, M. Crimaldi; second, E. LaPointe, third, A. Keenley. Fourth flight: first, B. James; second, D. Wallace; third tie, T. Siela and S. Wood.


First flight: first, R. Levy; second tie, L. Yates and E. Baciocco. Second flight: first tie, B. Robinson and J. Rockwell; third, C. Silvas. Third flight: first, A. Krajci; second, E. LaPointe; third, M. Crimaldi. Fourth flight: first, N. Young; second tie, Cathie Cunningham and Jeanine Haggerty. Chip-in: Linda Yates, #17.

Senior Men’s Club

S nJohn Williston

The first Oakmont Seniors’ away event of the year was held on April 16 at the private Napa Valley Country Club, one of this writer’s favorite destinations. As always, we were treated to sumptuous breakfast and lunch in a regal dining room. The golf course was in great shape, although the greens were lightening fast compared to the OGC. The breeze was a bit fresh, but felt good on a beautiful day where temperatures hovered in the mid-80s. Everyone enjoyed it all (except for the cries of anguish as missed putts rolled back off the green on hole #2. All in all, it was a day to relish. The competition was two best balls of the eight foursome and balls were played down. One-hundredtwenty-six golfers played in three flights. First flight: first, F. Schweitzer, B. Peterson, G. Boyce and B. Wellman, 126; second, M. Temblay, F. James, V. Bergevin and R. Massier, 128; third, K. Smith, C. Shibata, A. Frauenhofer and J. Scinto, 130. Second flight: first, B. Cooney, R. Flesher, M. Isola and blind draw, 123; second, R. Levenstein; third, T. Narducci, B. Thompson, Bruce Hulick and blind draw, 130. Third flight: first, J. Maher, J. Coddington, B. Howell and C. Perotti, 124; second, G. Gates, B. Turner, G. Novak and G. Stone, 127; third, J. Cash, I. Long, W. Shoemaker and J. Derby, 129. Closest-to-the-pin on hole #1 (Oakmont): Bucky

photo by Robert Couse-Baker


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Oakmont Seniors Schedule

Monday, May 11: Santa Rosa, Fountaingrove, Moraga, and Contra Costa at Oakmont Tuesday, May 12: at Fountaingrove CC Thursday, June 4: at Moraga CC Monday, June 15: Windsor and Bodega at Oakmont Wednesday, June 24: Contra Costa CC Monday, July 13: Rio Vista and Napa at Oakmont Monday, July 27: Richmond and Marin at Oakmont Tuesday, August 4: at Windsor Thursday, August 27: at Richmond CC Wednesday, September 24: at Marin CC


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Oakmont’s dogs.” Douglas Payne, another neighbor, cited 10 violations of left turns at peak hours and lighting that made it look like a used car lot. Others said since they don’t see dogs outside it is premature to assess whether the kennel has complied with the best management practices specified in the permit. Lana Pacheco, the kennel operations manager, countered they have gone above and beyond. She distributed pictures of dogs in the runs. The commissioners and several others who spoke called on neighbors and Niemann to find a way to resolve their differences amiably. “It breaks my heart,” Diane Holt said of the friction, adding that all of the clients want the kennel to succeed.


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reason to reject the project. Others cited noise factors. Linn McAleer said she sold her house on Laurel Leaf Pl., which she bought in 2013, because of the noise she anticipates coming from the sports facility featuring pickleball courts proposed for the area behind Berger Center now containing a putting green and shuffleboard. Wally Schilpp, a former OVA director, in a statement read to the board, said that abandoning the pickleball project based on a 6% support from residents “borders on ludicrous.” He said if the 6% was applied to OVA’s entire membership, it would translate to 265 residents. “Our largest athletic club is tennis, with 175 members,” he said, “followed by lawn bowling with 100 and bocce with 50. If the 6% figure meant anything, we would have no athletic facilities of any kind.” Anita Easland, co-chair of the ad hoc Pickleball Committee, said the committee looked at all possible sites for pickleball courts in Oakmont and concluded that the current proposed site is the only one available. She said the canyon effect, which funnels the sound to nearby homes from both the east and west tennis courts, makes those sites impractical for pickleball. She said the proposed site is level and already has high ambient noise from the nearby pool. She asked the board to approve spending just under $10,000 to conduct acoustical and visual studies of the proposed site, which the City of Santa Rosa requires before considering a permit, and for signs advertising a public hearing on the permit request. The board added $2,000 to the request for unanticipated expenses. Responding to a request from Sonoma State University to lease space in Oakmont for the Osher Lifelong Learning classes, board president Frank Batchelor said in a letter to university officials that “the OVA cannot enter into a lease agreement as it is prohibited by the OVA’s governing documents.” It also cites insurance issues which would be raised by a lease. The letter proposes that the classes be “grandfathered in” and continue at the Oakmont campus. The letter proposes that “SSU and the OVA renew the spirit of the memorandum of understanding of July 9, 2008, signed by Dr. Rubin Arminana, president of SSU and Dr. Robert F. Agrella, then president of Santa Rosa Junior College, recognizing SSU’s Osher Lifelong Learning’s successful extension to Oakmont Village two years earlier in 2006.” Batchelor said that OVA won’t let the lecture series go away. He said that there are many lecturers willing to continue the series absent SSU involvement. Cassie Turner, association manager, said she wanted to alert OVA residents to a scam, which has already claimed several Oakmont residents, in which two women are knocking on doors and asking for donations up to $500 in order to go to school in Barcelona, Spain. They say they are operating under the Worldwide Care Package Organization. But the organization’s website says it no longer exists, adding “Please do not send donations.”

Oakmont Music Lovers

nJoan Lounsbery

FOLK MUSIC 2.0: The Road Less Traveled Presenter: Ernie Rose

Although Ernie Rose is better known in Oakmont for his documentary film screenings, he served for several years as the Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico before retiring. In that role he was responsible for programs in art history, painting, sculpture, lithography, photography, film, theater, dance, and music, as well as for the renowned University Art Museum. Classical music has always been of great interest to Ernie Rose Ernie, especially some of the early works from the thousand-year period before the time of Mozart. Here in Oakmont he has given presentations on both Baroque and Renaissance music performance, on some of the lesser known, but influential, composers of the British Isles between the two World Wars, and on international music, much of it rooted in traditional folk melodies from around the world. When our generation thinks of American folk music, names like Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie, and Simon and Garfunkel spring to mind. But folk melodies also inspired a great many classical works by important composers in other parts of the world. And traditional music from other cultures, particularly dance music, has often attained popularity that rivals that which is heard in the U.S. In his current presentation, Ernie shares with us some of his favorite discoveries that very few people have heard before. Some of them date well before the 8th century Gregorian Chants. Others are very contemporary in tone and lyrics. He concludes with a brief look at music of the Moslem faith which remains a central element in Middle Eastern prayer rituals. WHEN: Tuesday, May 5 at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: East Recreation Center COST: Free Admission


nBarbara Powell


WHERE: Guide Dogs for the Blind, The Spinnaker, and Bay Model WHEN: Thursday, May 21 TIME: Leaving Berger at 8:45 a.m.; returning at 5:30 p.m. PRICE: $62 includes bus, driver tip, donation to Guide Dogs, and lunch DEADLINE: May 7 LIMIT: 40 people Our first destination will be the Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Raphael. The San Raphael campus trains highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision. All of their services are provided free of charge and with no government funding. The tour will last 1 to 1.25 hours during which time there will be no chairs or benches available for resting. We will then proceed to The Spinnaker in Sausalito for lunch. The Spinnaker has fabulous views of the Bay, San Francisco and Mt Tam. Starter choices are clam chowder or salad. Entrée choices are fresh salmon salad sandwich on marbled rye; turkey, avocado, Havarti, and tomato with cranberrypineapple chutney on Ciabatta roll; or Portobello mushroom sandwich with roast peppers, sautéed onions, Havarti on Ciabatta roll. After lunch we will have a guided tour of the Bay Model Visitor’s Center, an education center administered by the US Army Corps of Engineers. They have a working 1.5-acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta System capable of simulating the tides and currents. This tour will last approximately 1.5 hours. This trip will be limited to the first 40 people to sign up. Checks must be received no later than May 7. Please make your check out to Oakmont Walkers, note starter and entrée choices on your check, and mail your check to Barbara Powell, 7466 Oak Leaf Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95409. You may also drop your check into the Walkers’ folder in the OVA Office, or in my garage mail slot. My E-mail address is, text or phone (714) 309-1987 (9 a.m.–5 p.m.). Note: seating on the bus is determined by when your check is received. If you wish to sit with someone on the bus, please submit the necessary check(s) in the same envelope. The Walkers Club puts on one event each month; nine bus trips each year to various places in the Bay area, an annual meeting in January, a picnic in August, and a Harvest Dinner in November. Each month’s event will be announced in the Oakmont News on the 15th of the prior month. Walker dues are $5 per calendar year. There is a one-time fee for a Walker name badge: $6 for a pin type or $8 for a magnet type. Our club’s website is


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Oakmont Art Association

nJane Carpenter


Why is it we learn so much about paintings but not so much about the everyday environments and activities of artists’ lives? Once in a while along comes a biographical book or a semi-factual movie and a few artists gain a measure of fame. But what about the community of artists that are enriching their societies with new ideas and new social settings in which everything is seen differently? How do these artists live together and apart? What are they learning from one another? What are they pushing on the public and how is society responding? On Friday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the Berger Center, Dr. Bruce Elliott from U.C. Berkeley will take us into a past era in art history and possible bring a personage from that era who will enlighten us on what particular artists of that time were doing and thinking and what effects they had on those around them. Rumor has it that this personage will be from the unsettling time of the French Impressionists when art began to change in a big way. It is not often we can delve so directly into the past to gain perspective. All are welcome to greet this time-traveler. Refreshments will be served beginning at 10 a.m. Just before Dr. Elliott introduces this time-traveler, we have a bit of important business to accomplish— the election of our new executive officers and the presentation of the board members who accomplish

much of the work of the Art Association. So come promptly, have coffee and cookies, vote and enjoy this interesting program. The names of all of these officers will be in the next issue of this paper.


On Saturday, May 9, sketches, paintings and photos that were created at or inspired by the “Celebration of the Arts” on Feb. 6 will be hung in the Berger Gallery. To give us an idea of how many works of art we will have please call 539-5698 or 538-1421. Please bring your art to the gallery by 9:30 a.m. on May 9.


Christopher Schink, a nationally-recognized artist, teacher and author of books on color and design, will conduct workshops in the art studio on two weekends, June 20–21 and 27–28, for beginning and intermediate students. Cost will be $200. Schink has taught in 45 states in the US and internationally in Europe, Canada, Australia and Mexico. We are fortunate to have him as a nearby neighbor. Call Bonnie Cross at 282-9076 if you are interested.


Every year the Oakmont Art association gives scholarships to outstanding art students at the Santa Rosa Junior College. These students are chosen by the art faculty members of the JC. This year we were able to give $1,000 scholarships to three exceptional

students. The money comes from the sale of raffle tickets at the annual Art Show in October and is used to help in the future art education of these graduating students at the colleges of their choice. At our monthly meeting on April 10 a large honorary check for $3,000 was shown to the members to thank them for their generous support to these students. In the picture below Sylvia Davis, President; Cathy Rapp, Treasurer; and Dorothy Pierce are shown with the check. Dorothy was the person who started our scholarship program over 10 years ago. In that time we have given over $20,000 to SRJC art students for their continuing art education.


On Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 18 Oakmont artists will open their studios to residents of Oakmont and their guests from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. This is a great opportunity to see how and where our artists work, to get inspired by their creativity and to purchase some special art for your home or for friends. Maps locating these studios are available in the OVA Office, the library, the art room and below. Signs will be in front of the studios so they will be easy to find.

Oakmont Community Church

nLaurie Hartmann, Director of Worship and Arts

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We are a Christian fellowship assisting and supporting mature adults living out their spiritual faith, being made whole by the Word of God in loving community. You are warmly invited to Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. in the Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive.

the sermon series: The Apostle’s Creed

The Apostle’s Creed is generally regarded as the earliest re-statement or symbol of faith following the establishment of the canon of the Bible. Since 390 AD Christians have been reciting this statement as confirmation of faith and baptism. During the winter and spring Pastor Dan Melligan will present the Bible’s teaching on each of the articles of the creed.

Sunday, may 3

Greg Fauss preaching from the Apostle’s Creed, Catherine Carnahan and Amanda Elias will be at the piano and vocals and Sylvan Eidelman on the violin.

Sunday, may 10

Greg Fauss will preach on the “community of saints” from the creed. Debbie Knapp will be at the piano and Bob Lappin will be leading us in song. Join us for a warm Mother’s Day welcome.

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In the Spotlight: Sha-Boom Life Could Be a Dream Event

nGrace Boyle

nEllen Leznik

Editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series of profiles of your neighbors, community members with interesting backgrounds who bring vibrancy to Oakmont.

Table 22 for singles. Ray explains: Ray and Marie Haverson, “I seat singles together at Table 22 founders of the Sha-Boom Events and that night eight people who Club, would like to make a couple don’t know each other find eight things clear. First, Sha-Boom is new friends. They begin to plan not a boomers club and never things together. Exactly what I has been. Second, the name Shawant this club to do.” Boom comes from the Crew Cuts’ Sha-Boom events draw capacity song “Sh-Boom” (Life Could Be crowds with waiting lists—such a Dream) and has nothing to do as the Rat Pack show from Las with baby boomers. Marie Haverson, right, serves up dinner Vegas last November. They’ll be The Haversons were active members of the Boomers Club with husband Ray and Dolores Salidivar back December 12 with “Marilyn at a recent Sha-Boom event. Monroe.” Coming up is a Cinco de when it was first formed. They (Photo by Michael Reinhardt) Mayo dinner/dance and the “Hot handled events. But after a year Rods” from the 60’s. they decided to leave and form their own club. Rumor Sha-Boom is also known for its barbecues. August has it there was a rift. barbecue will feature jumbo hot dogs and hamburgers, According to Ray: “We’re still members of the and Ray’s famous chili. Boomers Club. We go to some of their parties and The Haversons moved to Oakmont from San Jose they come to ours. But yes, we did have a falling out. in 2007 to be near their daughter who lives with her The Boomers Club was formed for members to meet family in Santa Rosa. Ray was Fleet Service Manager new people. But then it got political. They decided for Ford for 32 years. During that time, he and Marie to form a board with a president, committees, rules, also opened and ran five restaurants. “That takes a lot regulations. We didn’t like the direction the club was of organizing,” was his response to a question about heading. So Marie and I left. their experience for running Sha-Boom. “We formed an entirely new club, the Sha-Boom The Haversons’ goal: “We want to get people of all Events Club. No politics, no regulations, just fun ages out having fun.” Seems they are accomplishing events. Marie and I plan and organize the events that. Sha-Boom events usually sell out. And they keep ourselves. When we need help, we ask for volunteers.” Sha-Boom caters to all ages, 55 to 105. And there’s coming back for more.

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Picnic at Chateau Montelena Winery in Calistoga May 6, 12 noon–2 pm

The Enocureans will be celebrating spring and toasting to our good fortune at the very beautiful and historic Chateau Montelena. The winery, located in Calistoga, is most famous for winning the white wine section of the historic 1976 “Judgement in Paris” wine competition in which Chateau Montelena’s 1973 Chardonnay was awarded top scores by 11 judges. A fictionalized version of Chateau Montelena’s epic victory was featured in the 2008 film Bottle Shock. Jade Lake, which is an important and lovely part of the Montelena Estate, is considered one of Napa Valley’s most beautiful sanctuaries. It is home to a variety of fish and wildlife (including a few swans), and surrounded by weeping willows and native fauna. We will have our picnic on one of the Jade Lake islands, complete with a beautiful pagoda. Our lunch will be catered by Chloé’s French Cafe and we’ll have plenty of Chateau Montelena wines to go with it. After the picnic, you’ll be free to walk at your leisure around the lake and visit the historic Chateau. The event fee is $53 per person for members, $58 for non-members. The event is currently sold out, but we do accept requests to be added to the waiting list. For any information about this event or joining The Enocureans, please contact me at

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AR Art Room (new building complex) EC East Conference Room B Meeting Room (new building complex) G Berger Center (old library) BC Berger Center LW Lower West, See page 8 of the March 15 edition BCFS Berger Center Fireside Room Ste 6 In OVA Administration Building CR Card Room (new building complex) Upper West, See page 8 of D Adjacent to stage in Berger Center UW the March 15 edition E East Recreation Center







10:30 AM Community Church (OCC) BC 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC

10:30 AM Community Church (OCC) BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW

10:30 AM Community Church (OCC) BC 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 5:00 PM Duffers Potluck UW 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


10:30 AM Community Church (OCC) BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 1:00 PM New Horizons BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


10:30 AM Community Church (OCC) BC 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Pickleball Orientation E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (1) LW 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM LOMAA Board B 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 3:00 PM OLLI BC 3:15 PM Ballet Revisited LW 4:00 PM Berger Improve. Comm. EC 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Mon Night Contract Bridge CR

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM OakMUG Ste 6 9:00 AM Communications Committee B 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Pickleball Orientation E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (1) LW 10:00 AM Great Decisions E 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Paint Grp AR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 2:00 PM OPCUG E 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 3:00 PM OLLI BC 3:15 PM Ballet Revisited LW 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Bunco Ladies Night CR

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Pickleball Orientation E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (1) LW 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Fitness Club Board B 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Oakmont Art Critique AR 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM OLLI BC 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 3:15 PM Ballet Revisited LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Mon Night Contract Bridge CR


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (1) LW 10:00 AM Pickleball Orientation E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM OLLI BC 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Paint Grp AR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 3:15 PM Ballet Revisited LW 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 7:00 PM Bunco Ladies Night CR


8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:00 AM Tap Class - Advanced LW 10:00 AM Edgar Cayce Study Group B 10:00 AM Landscape Imp Comm (LIC) G 10:00 AM Card Making AR 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Oakmont Music Lovers E 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:15 AM Tap Class Int LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Chess Drop In CR B 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:00 PM OVA Board Workshop E 3:00 PM Septuagenarian Group B 3:30 PM Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:15 PM Balance & Stretch LW 5:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:00 PM OVA New Res Rec BC 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR



9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:00 PM Photography Club E 3:00 PM OLLI BC 3:30 PM Café Mortel B 4:00 PM Short Story Book Club EC 4:30 PM All the Toys Fitness LW 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM Democratic Club E


8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:00 AM Edgar Cayce Study Group B 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Photo Steering Committee EC 10:00 AM SIR 92 Exec Board G 10:00 AM Garden Club Board Ste 6 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:00 AM SIR 92 Luncheon B+G+FS 11:15 AM Tap Class Int LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM Chess Drop In CR B 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM OLLI Committee B 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:30 PM Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:15 PM Balance & Stretch LW 5:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Blood Pressure D 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Card Making AR 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:30 AM OVH Caregiver Support B 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM OLLI BC 4:30 PM All the Toys Fitness LW 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW

8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Garden Club BC 9:30 AM Volunteer Helpers (OVH) Ste 6 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Edgar Cayce Study Group B 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:15 AM Tap Class Int LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM OVA BoD Monthly Mtg BC 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM Chess Drop In CR B 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:00 PM Septuagenarian Group B 3:30 PM Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:00 PM Cal Alumni Board EC 4:15 PM Balance & Stretch LW 5:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Blood Pressure D 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM OLLI BC 3:30 PM Café Mortel B 4:30 PM All the Toys Fitness LW 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM Book Discussion Group II B

8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM LRP Committee EC 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Edgar Cayce Study Group B 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:15 AM Tap Class Int LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM Chess Drop In CR B 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM iPad Sig BC 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:30 PM Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:00 PM Grandparents Club Ste 6 4:15 PM Balance & Stretch LW 5:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:00 PM Bunco Rotary E 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 10:30 AM OVH Caregiver Support B 11:00 AM SIR 53 E 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Fitness Club BC 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Lawn Bowling Board Ste 6 4:30 PM All the Toys Fitness LW ]6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW







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8:30 AM Qigong LW 8:30 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic E 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (3) LW 10:30 AM Ladies Friendship Bible Ste 6 11:30 AM Tap Practice Beg LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:30 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Tap Practice Int LW

7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Goodwill Donation Truck BC Parking Lot 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Single Boomers West Picnic 4:00 PM Sha-Boom BC









7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Ballet Revisited LW 9:00 AM Tai Chi UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:15 AM Spanish Class Int B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 11:30 AM Lawn Bowling Brown Bag BC 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM Zumba Gold Introductory LW 2:00 PM OEPC Board B 2:00 PM Boomer Board Ste 6 2:30 PM Zumba Gold Int LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:00 PM OLLI E 3:30 PM Oakmont Educators Club AR 4:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:30 PM Church Choir Practice D 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR

8:30 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 8:30 AM Art Association Board G 8:30 AM Qigong LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class E 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Art Assoc Flower Class AR 10:00 AM Art Association BC 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (3) LW 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:30 AM Ladies Friendship Bible Ste 6 11:30 AM Tap Practice Beg LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM HICAP D 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:30 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Tap Practice Int LW

7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Ballet Revisited LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Tai Chi UW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:15 AM Spanish Class Int B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM OCDC B 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Oakmont Boomers Grp Ste 6 12:30 PM Chess CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Zumba Gold Introductory LW 1:30 PM Music at Oakmont BC 2:30 PM Zumba Gold Int LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:00 PM OLLI E 4:00 PM Sunday Symposium Board Ste 6 4:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:30 PM Church Choir Practice D 6:30 PM Rainbow Women E 6:30 PM Pinochle CR

8:30 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 8:30 AM Qigong LW 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic E 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Veteran’s Day Parade G 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (3) LW 10:30 AM Ladies Friendship Bible Ste 6 11:30 AM Tap Practice Beg LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:30 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Tap Practice Int LW

7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Tai Chi UW 9:00 AM Ballet Revisited LW 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:15 AM Spanish Class Int B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:00 PM AARP Driver Safety B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM Zumba Gold Introductory LW 2:00 PM OEPC General Meeting BC 2:30 PM Zumba Gold Int LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:00 PM OLLI E 4:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:30 PM Church Choir Practice D 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR 7:00 PM Documentary Films E

8:30 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 8:30 AM Qigong LW 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic E 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Art Assoc Flower Class AR 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (3) LW 10:30 AM Ladies Friendship Bible Ste 6 11:30 AM Tap Practice Beg LW 12:00 PM AARP Driver Safety B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM HICAP D 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:30 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Tap Practice Int LW

7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Tai Chi UW 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Ballet Revisited LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:15 AM Spanish Class Int B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Zumba Gold Introductory LW 2:00 PM Finance Committee B 2:30 PM Zumba Gold Int LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:30 PM Pinochle CR 6:30 PM Church Choir Practice D

8:30 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 8:30 AM Qigong LW 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (3) LW 10:30 AM Ladies Friendship Bible Ste 6 11:30 AM Tap Practice Beg LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:30 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Tap Practice Int LW





7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling

7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:00 AM Boomers BC 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Parkinson’s Support Group B 1:30 PM OakMUG E

7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Auto Show BC Pkg Lot 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling

7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickleball Open Play E Tennis Court #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling


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OVA-Sponsored Events The New Horizons Concert Band Concert at the Berger Center

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Sunday, May 24 at 2 PM

North Sonoma Mt. Ridge trail (photo by Maurice Fliess)

The New Horizons Concert Band of Sonoma County will return to the Berger Center on Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. for another entertaining and enjoyable concert! The music will include an eclectic program of a Broadway musical, a light classical selection, a medley of swing tunes, and of course, rousing marches! The band is under the direction of three retired music teachers: Lew Sbrana from Healdsburg, Sid Gordon from Marin, and Ray Walker from Santa Rosa. Lew Bishop, bassoon player, will be conducting

the opening march. There are ten members in the band who live in Oakmont: Rose West, flute; Elmer Swanton, tuba; Roger Mocomb, percussion; Gene Isaeff, euphonium; Dan Durham, trumpet; Sugar Carlton, percussion; Jud Goodrich, French horn; John Ray, trombone; Helen Hargrave, oboe; and Marilyn Jackson, librarian. Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. for an afternoon of delightful an entertaining music by 70 accomplished musicians. The concert is free, but there will be a free-will offering for those who wish to participate.

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Oakmont Hiking Club has 35 rooms set aside for those dates at La Quinta Inn, 2401 Del Monte Blvd., Monterey. Front desk phone number is (831) 373-7100 to reserve a room for $119 a night. Cocktail party with refreshments and appetizers on Monday and Tuesday evenings at the La Quinta breakfast room. Wednesday night dinner will be at Gianni’s in Monterey. FYI: The Gianni’s dinner list is closed.


This hike begins in the parking lot of the Vallejo Mansion. Then hike to the cemetery, enter the Sonoma Overlook hiking area. Back to the summit. Hike is about 3.5 miles with about 400–500’ of elevation gain. Return trails optional. Check with hike leaders about lunch. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leaders are Leo and Carolyn McKenna, 539-7714.


At 938’, Mt. Davidson is the highest natural point in S.F. and one of the city’s original seven hills. (Can you name the other six?) Our hike to the top will take us through Sigmund Stern Grove and past the McMansions of St. Francis Woods. Distance is 5-6 miles, elevation about 800’. Bring good walking shoes, water and a bag lunch to eat at the base of the mountain’s 103’ cross. Car-pools leave the Berger at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Larry Maniscalco, 538-2089.


This hike is along the slender Tomales Point Peninsula. Tomales Point is famous for its tall yellow bush lupine, wild radish, and Tule Elk herds. We will start at the historic Pierce Ranch and hike out to the end of the point and back. The hike is 9.4 miles round trip with a total elevation of 800’. Leave Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader is Suzanne Bond, 538-3340.


It is customary for riders to help drivers with gas costs on hikes away from the local area. A suggested amount is $5/person. Hikes are subject to change due to weather.


Call 795-2025 Mon.–Fri. from 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (or leave a message anytime). E-mail: toxicsdisposal@ DATE: Tuesday, May 5 TIME: 3–8 p.m. WHERE: Upper West Rec. Parking Lot (tennis court side). Please do not show up without an appointment. LIMITS: 15 gallons of liquid (with a maximum of 5

Ricky Ricardo Former Entertainer Seeks Affection What year is it? 2015?! Dios mio! It wasn’t so long ago that I was headlining Club Tropicana in New York. Now I’m bunking with three caballeros here at the shelter. Talk about boring. Sure, I like my naps. But I could use some entertainment! Just because I’m 15 doesn’t mean I don’t have a lot of life to live. I’m healthy, I grow a thick beard, I’m easily amused, y estoy muy guapo.. no?

Nikita La Chienne Nikita Don’t look for me at SHS, I’m sequestered in an undisclosed location (a foster home)! I’ve undergone a rigorous training program involving lots of love, affection and playtime. Previously unsure, a more fun-loving Nikita has emerged! As a 3 y/o Chi mix, I’m looking for a permanent “assignment” in your quiet, loving home. Is there a distinct lack of sweetness in your life that needs to be “dealt with”? Call SHS to arrange our meeting point!

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Bocce News

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nTerry Leuthner, President, and Sugar Carlton, Vice President

Rachel Corso, John Magers and Susan Wurtzel

Sherry Magers, Paul and Lynn Wycoff

I hope you all remembered that we changed to summer hours on May 1. Starting time is officially 9:30 a.m. Again, if you are one who would prefer afternoon play it is open. Our Tax Time Tournament was a warm event in more ways than one. The winner’s pictures may look a little wilted but actually they played to the very end without losing any spunk. Hey, the candy didn’t even melt either. Next on the agenda is the Mother’s Day Tournament on May 9. Winners will be featured in the next edition. Don’t be shocked if there are a few fathers shown as well. Yes, we let them play too. Senior Games are fast approaching. Teams are

Betty Gustafson, Bob Pelton, George Hasa and Irene Aubert

already practicing down at Julliard so to be ready for the big weekend. If you are not playing we could use some cheerleading support from you. Come on down and join in the fun! Please remember when you finish playing to check the courts for items left behind. Also remember to put down all of the umbrellas (some have been left open) and bring in all of the measuring cans and mats. We don’t have a magic fairy to take care of these things so we count on you to help out. Thanks. Hopefully by now the drinking fountain is working, but to be sure you might want to bring your own water for a while. With the warmer weather we all need water!

Oakmont Rainbow Women

nKathy Cirksena and Jeanne DeJoseph

A record crowd of Oakmont residents and their guests enjoyed the uproarious comedy of Vickie Shaw on March 28 in the Berger Center. Many of the attendees also relished the treats that Emily’s Kitchen sold at intermission—love those lemon bars! A number of audience members commented that they couldn’t wait to see what artists ORW would bring to Oakmont in the future.

April meeting

Are you interested in playing poker, joining a book club, going to the movies, learning about the stock market or going to the beach once in a while? The April meeting of ORW was devoted to forming interest groups on over 20 different topics such as these and more that were suggested by the recent survey. A sampling of other topics included biking, hiking, field trips, wine/beer tasting and photography. Everyone had a chance to sign up for one or more groups and then we broke out into those groups for some pre-planning of activities. Most groups had several people interested and the movie group in particular appeared to have wide appeal. In addition to activity groups, there are study groups to help decide how ORW can best support the local community and each other, and Katy Carrel is looking for people interested in continuing to work on renovations and fundraising at the YWCA Safe House ( If you would like to get involved in any of the Rainbow Women interest groups, it’s not too late. For a complete list of groups that are forming and to be connected to a group’s organizers, simply E-mail with your contact information and the group(s) you’re interested in, if known. No doubt we will have more information on these groups coming up at our May meeting as well.

Membership and roster update

The board is busy compiling the Rainbow Women roster that grew out of suggestions from our recent member survey. Members who pay the 2015 dues of $10 are included. The first printed version of the roster should be available in May. For

a membership form and to pay your dues send a request to A membership form will be sent to you. Dues can be paid at the next ORW meeting, or you can put a check and a completed membership form in an envelope in the Rainbow Women folder in the OVA Office.

News and Announcements

Picnic time will be here soon. The annual ORW Pride Picnic will be Saturday, June 20 this year and volunteers are needed to help with putting on this very popular event. If you can help, E-mail ORW or contact Ann Alexander. The season’s latest fashion accessory, the Rainbow Women baseball cap, is still available for $15 from Sue Lebow. We would normally try to publish the next month’s topic, as requested by members in the recent ORW survey, but the schedule for the May meeting has not been finalized as this article goes to press. While Rainbow Women is a group for lesbians, any woman in Oakmont is welcome to become a member of Oakmont Rainbow Women. We generally meet on the second Thursday of each month in the East Rec. Center from 7–9 p.m. If you want more information about our group please contact:

SIR Branch #92

nGreg Carpenter

The speakers for our May 12 luncheon meeting will be Fire Inspector Toby Rey and Community Preparedness Coordinator Niel Bregman, giving a presentation on fire protection and emergency preparedness. With the fire season approaching, and the always present threat of a possible earthquake, the message these two gentlemen will deliver, I’m sure, will be of interest to one and all. Our meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month beginning at 11 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m. If you would like to join us call me at 539-3686.

Oakmont Lanes Bowling Club is a Bowling League consisting of four-person teams that utilize Nintendo Wii to simulate the experience of bowling without the weight of a bowling ball. Any resident who has the ability of holding a small remote control in their hand while swinging their arm as if they were throwing a bowling ball will be able to join. Anyone interested in joining our club, either as a team bowler or substitute, please call Terry at 5389177 or Sugar at 539-6295, or stop by the former Curves location on Tuesdays from 1:30–4:30 p.m. to see us in action (no bowling fourth Tuesdays). See for club information and Summer 2015 League schedule. Bowling dates for May: May 5, 12 and 19. No bowling May 26—fourth Tuesday.


On April 14 at 1:30 p.m., the 4 Tops, Strikers and Wii Four from the 1:30 PM League played the Strikes and Spares, Pin Heads and High Rollers from the 3:15 PM League to determine the Winter League Team Champion. After the tournament at 3 p.m. we had a meeting to give out awards and sign up for the Summer League. Team Champions are: Strikes and Spares—Jan Blackburn, Valerie Hulsey, Al Bentham and Bruce Price. Each received an engraved wine glass. A Team Championship Trophy that lists all the team champions since the beginning of 2010 is passed to the winning team after each tournament.


On May 5 we will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a chicken enchilada casserole lunch prepared by Juan and Virgina Fuentes with salad and drinks. We will also have a Cinco de Mayo (5/5) bowling challenge where a bowler must get five strikes in a row in any game or get a score of 155 or 255 in any game to win a $5 Safeway gift card. One gift per bowler. Winners will be announced in June 1 article.

RESULTS OF APRIL 14 (Team Championship of Winter League)

First place, Strikes and Spares; second place, Pin Heads; third place, Strikers; fourth place, 4 Tops; fifth place, High Rollers; sixth place, Wii Four.

Table Tennis in Oakmont

nKay Kim

Table tennis is an excellent exercise for the body, hand/ eye coordination and spatial brain activity. We have an active Table Tennis Club in Oakmont. So come join us. All skill levels are welcome. We play at the old Curves location, 6572 Oakmont Dr., as per the following schedule: Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Wednesday: 12 noon–2:30 p.m. Thursday: 3–5:30 p.m. Friday: 3:15–5:30 p.m. Sunday: 12 noon–4:30 p.m. For Sunday play, you must bring your own partner. If you have any questions contact me at 539-4111, or Ian Seddon, 843-4040.


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nPete Hardy


nJackie McDonald

WHEN: Wednesday, May 20 TIME: 4 p.m. WHERE: Star of the Valley Parish Center, 495 White Oak Dr. COST: Bingo cards $2 each; Miller Hot Dogs, chili, cole slaw and dessert $6 All are welcome. If you don’t play bingo, come for dinner at approx. 5:15 p.m.

Pickleball News

nTom Kendrick


In the first three months of 2015, OPC has added 22 new members to our ranks! As our numbers continue to grow, a few observations about Oakmont pickleballers should be noted. That is, we are a group of fun, energetic, intelligent folks, a lot like most other Oakmonters!


Finley Park picklers have invited some of our players over for “Friendly Mondays.” It’s newplayer orientation day here at Oakmont and our two temporary courts are packed, so a group of us now make the weekly 30-minute journey, and guess what—we’re meeting some people just like us— young, attractive and in prime athletic condition (my own personal observation, open for interpretation). Anyway, we’re having lots of fun with our new friends and we hope that someday we’ll be able to host tournaments and invite other clubs here for some friendly competition, then lunch at the Quail Inn!

Readers of Jane

On May 4 and 11 Joyce O’Connor will bring the 1937 comedy, Susan and God by Rachel Crothers to Playreaders. Crothers specialized in both social

Lawn Bowling

nGreg Goodwin

Did you ever get a song or melody stuck in your head and no matter how hard you’d try not to think about it, you’d still hear it again and again? Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the “Where Were You in 1965” cocktail party. That party kicks off the weekend we celebrate 50 years of Lawn Bowling at Oakmont. So the song I keep hearing is from a 1965 Beatles album. The words from one of the album’s songs mean a lot more to me now for some reason. Perhaps it’s because I’m a senior and I’m finding things take a little more time and effort to get done. Sing it with me: ”When I was younger, so much younger than today, I never needed anybody’s help in any way.” Which brings us to Lawn Bowling. Help is needed. Our club needs members to step up and help with the many events planned for this June. We host the Senior Games, a potluck lunch with Leisure Town, the Cocktail Party and the Sir Francis Drake Memorial Tournament. Check out the bulletin board and leaflets in the cubby. See how you can make a difference. “Help us if you can from feeling down and we do appreciate you being round.”


Just like Jerry Garland said at the April 2 Brown Bag Meeting, the grass will get greener and less bumpy as the weather gets warmer. There are no more excuses if your bowls don’t run true. It isn’t the grass my friend, it can only be you. nKathleen Connelly, Commissioner “Don’t worry, Lou. You’ll be as good as Susan someday!”


A couple recently walking their dog near the pickleball courts, were overheard by the players. “What’s that?” the curious wife asked. “Tennis for old people,” the husband answered. Well, it’s not quite tennis, but he’s pretty close in his observation. To see these unusual creatures in their natural habitat, take a morning walk up the path behind the East Rec. Center. WHO: Pickleball members and guests. WHERE: East Rec. Tennis Court #4 WHEN: 9–11 a.m. Monday–Saturday drop-in play for all players, all skill levels—no reservations required WHY: Come join the fun, exercise and meet nice people ATTIRE: Proper court attire requested. Please wear approved court shoes with non-marking soles. We have loaner paddles available. WEBSITE: https://oakmontpickleball.shutterfly. com NEW PLAYER ORIENTATION: Mondays 9–10 a.m. NEW PLAYER CONTACT: PJ Savage, 843-7266, E-mail

comedies and problem plays and in Rachel and God she combines both. Wealthy socialite, Susan Trexal, returns from Europe eager to bring a new religious movement she discovered there to her family and friends. Part of her eagerness is to avoid dealing with Blossom, her troubled daughter and Barrie, her alcoholic husband. Barrie negotiates the three of them spending the summer together in their country house and says he will give her an immediate divorce if he falls off the wagon during their stay. Readers are Susan Baggett, Jane Borr, Bernie Cheriff, Cynthia Corn, Anne Gero, Jackie Kokemor, Stephen Litzenberger, Ned Luzmoor, Joyce O’ Connor and Ron White.


We did it! We now have our full roster of 18 teams registered for the Senior Games. We have teams coming from as far away as Fresno. So, we want to make the weekend as fun as possible. We are thinking of a short Opening Show—details to be announced later. I will be contacting the volunteers with more detailed information regarding the jobs assigned. We can use more volunteers if you have free time and want to have fun. Watch for more news coming soon.


The Casting Call has been extended one more week due to technical difficulties. If you missed the first go

around to be in the Blockbuster “Where were you in 1965, the Lawn Bowling Story Video,” you still have time to make it on the big screen by contacting one of WinKee Entertainment’s production managers. Don’t delay. Call today and ask for Wink or Kee-Kee at 5396729 or better yet, 539-6385.

“I’m going to Hollywood”


All the stops are being pulled out at the East Rec. Center on Friday, June 26 from 5–8 p.m. for “Where Were You In 1965” cocktail party. We will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by the Oakmont Village Market, and indulge in scrumptious anniversary cake with coffee or tea. To start the evening, we will all join in a celebratory complimentary toast to our birthday and to each other as we celebrate fifty years of lawn bowling in Oakmont! As usual, BYOB to enjoy sips with your bites. Ice, sodas and water will be provided. A special big-screen presentation staring club members who answered Winkee Entertainment’s casting call will be debuted (uncensored), and music, merriment and prizes galore will add to the celebration. Don’t miss out on this fabulous night of celebrating OLBC’s Golden Anniversary! The price for this exceptional, once-in-a-lifetime event is only $22.50 per person/partner and $25 per guest. Complete the form below and put it, along with your check made out to OLBC, in the Lawn Bowling folder in the OVA Office by Friday, June 19. That’s right, reservations close Friday, June 19!

“WHERE WERE YOU IN 1965?” COCKTAIL PARTY FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 5–8 PM, EAST REC. CENTER Name/s________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone____________________________ E-mail_______________________________________________________ Number of guests at $22.50______ Number of guests at $25______ Total enclosed_______________


The Oakmont News / May 1, 2015

nDorrelle Aasland, Chair

Visual Aids Bridge Marathon

Spring Awards Luncheon

WHEN: Wednesday, May 13, 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Oakmont Quail Inn COST: $20 DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION: May 7 CHAIRPERSON: Florence Boxerman, 539-3743 Please make checks payable to Oakmont Visual Aids and mail to Dorrelle Aasland, 7358 Oakmont Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95409. We look forward to seeing you all at this luncheon. Quail Inn has offered a lovely lunch of Chicken Crepe, roasted potatoes, fresh fruit cup and dessert. This will be followed by awards and then an afternoon of bridge. Let Florence know if you would prefer a vegan plate. Please bring $1 for winnings for the day.

It is now time to sign up for our 2015–2016 season which will run from September through April. Please complete the form and either mail it with your check for $15 to me with your lunch reservation of $20 or bring it to the luncheon. Newcomers are welcome to sign up for next year and I urge you to encourage them to call me at 537-1518.


It’s sign-up time for next season’s Visual Aids Bridge Marathon. You may also bring this to the luncheon. Please note on your sign-up the name of your partner! New players, or those needing a partner, are welcome and should call me.

Sign-up form

Please fill in the form below and return, along with your check for $15, made out to Oakmont Visual Aids, and mail to Dorrelle Aasland, 7358 Oakmont Dr., 537-1518. Deadline for checks is July 25. Advanced: Name_________________________________________________________ Phone__________________________

Current Events Discussion Group

nTina Lewis

The Current Events group consists of lively discussions of current events, from local to international. Informed comments are voiced from across the political spectrum, from liberals to conservatives. Some prefer to just listen and learn, others offer to moderate. Whatever your comfort level, you will be welcomed when you join us. The discussions are moderated by volunteers within the group, and microphones are passed around to enable everyone to hear. A $1 donation is requested.


May 1: Malcolm Rodman May 8: Irene Lucia May 15: Bernie Palk Join us on Fridays, 1–2:30 p.m. at the East Rec. and bring ideas of what you’d like us to discuss. For more information call 539-5546 or send an E-mail to

Address_______________________________________________________________________________________ Partner________________________________________________________________________________________ Intermediate: Name_________________________________________________________ Phone__________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________________________________ Partner________________________________________________________________________________________ East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Dr. Sunday, 10:30 AM–12 noon / $3 Donation /

nSusan Ramsey

Single Boomers Social Club

Well, we had a blast at the April 3 Flipside event and missed those that couldn’t make it. We were having so much fun we neglected to take a photograph for this month’s Oakmont News article. We will do better next time! Hope to see everyone at the activities listed below. Saturday, May 2, 1–5 p.m., West Rec. Center Picnic Area: Bocce and Barbecue. You don’t have to be Italian to play! Bring your favorite protein to barbecue. Side salads and dessert will be provided. After lunch we will get a brief Bocce lesson from Sal and then form teams and try our skills at getting closest to the Pallino. Tuesday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo! Come celebrate with us! Fun starts at 4 p.m. You’ll receive details in an E-mail. Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.: Join other Single Boomers at the Classic Car Show, Berger Center. Gather at the White Oak lawn area. Bring a chair or blanket brown bag lunch or purchase food on location.

Friday, June 5, 5:30 p.m.–? Funky Friday Music Event at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Music by Second Line, a New Orleans-influenced funk band. Saturday, July 4th, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.: Kenwood 4th of July Parade and Picnic. Join other Single Boomers to watch the local parade, then stay afterwards for picnic and live music. Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.: Johnson’s Beach Fun Day. We’ll be gathering to spend the day in the sun and water. Don’t forget your sunscreen! More details for the above events will be sent out to SBSC members via Evite invitation for RSVP response.


Please fill out the application form and drop off your $12 check to the designated SBSC folder located at the OVA Office. Please be sure to include your E-mail address so that you will receive all information of upcoming events.

Single Boomers Social club membership FORM

Please complete this form and return it to the OVA SBSC folder along with your check to Single Boomers Social Club (SBSC), in the amount of $12. Please print. Name: _______________________________________________________________________ Date:____________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail: ____________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________ By signing below, I agree to review, accept and abide by the SBSC bylaws (copies available in SBSC folder). Signature: ____________________________________________________________________________________

nJim Brewer

May 3: Mammoth Trails, War Games, and Hippie Communes: The Natural and Cultural History of the Valley of the Moon by Breck Parkman

The “Natural and Cultural History of the Valley of the Moon” will follow a chronological path from the late Ice Age—when Highway 12 was an ancient mammoth road—through the present, featuring a series of stories that will travel from the earliest known human presence to the hippies and beyond. Breck Parkman is a Senior State Archaeologist with California State Parks, a Research Associate at the University of California at Berkeley, and a Past President of the Society for California Archaeology. He has appeared in over 200 newspaper, radio, and TV interviews in addition to being featured in a considerable number of documentaries and films. In 2013, Breck played himself in the BBC’s three-part mini-series, Ice Age Giants, and he will be playing himself again in Martin Scorsese’s new film about the Grateful Dead, which is set for release later this year.

May 10: Mothers’ Day No Symposium A weekly series offering informative and enlightening presentations on a wide range of topics. Audio, and sometimes video recordings of the lectures are posted online at the Symposium website Presentation DVD’s are available in the Oakmont Library. Want E-mail reminders? Tell us at


The Oakmont News / May 1, 2015

Tai Chi for Beginners

Saturday Morning Meditation

nDr. Katy Ha, Faculty Sonoma State University

nSheila Madden, Facilitator

We would love to invite you to a fun five-week workshop specifically designed for the senior who has never tried Tai Chi before. We will introduce you to the gentle exercises practiced all over China to reduce stress, increase circulation and improve balance and agility. We meet Thursdays from 9–l0 a.m. in the Upper Rec. Center. Tuition is $75 for the five classes and pre-registration is required by calling me at 318-5284. Thursdays do not have to be consecutive. I am looking forward to meeting you and you can start any time

Join a drop-in group of 20–25 meditators, which has been meeting every Saturday morning promptly at 10:30 a.m. since 2005. A 40-minute period of silence is preceded by a short dharma talk about meditation principles, chiefly (but not exclusively) based on Buddhist ideas. We sit in a circle on comfortable chairs, but anyone who prefers to sit formally on a floor cushion is welcome to bring one and use it. I have been a meditator for 37 years and have been teaching meditation since the mid-1980’s. Beginning meditators are advised to call me in advance at 538-1716 for some tips on the how-to’s of sitting. LOCATION: Central Activities Center, Room B NOTE: Tuesday afternoon meditation has been restored. If you would like to join a group of 8–10 people who simply sit together in silence for 40 minutes, come to the Art Room in the Central Activities Center, from 4–4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Oakmont Health Initiative Free Fitness Classes

nTeresa Woodrum

Lap Swim Club

nMelissa Bowers

Mondays, 9–10 AM, Berger Center

JoRene’s YMCA Healthy Living: Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body.

Wednesdays, 9–10 am, berger center

An exciting rotation of instructors from YMCA Healthy Living.

Good to the Last Lap! MIA! Three pools, but one Missing in Action!

Kindness, friendliness, cooperation should be utmost in everyone’s mind. The west pool will be back as soon as new deck is completed, all leaks found and repaired, and cabana roof replaced. Add some salt and good to go! So hang in there folks and just be nice.

Flip Turn News

Becky Green

Fridays, 9–10:15 AM, Berger Center (may 8 at East Rec.)

Stretch, Body Conditioning and Balance—SRJC Class: Exercises are done standing, sitting in a chair and on the mat. Equipment: Non-skid yoga mats, Therabands (available in class for $5), athletic shoes that are supportive but not too grippy, water bottle and hand towel. For more details on classes and instructors, please visit the Oakmont Health Initiative website: https:// home.

Word to the wise

A fall may cause serious injury. If you are new to exercise, keep your steps very small, do not cross your feet and bend your knees to keep your center of gravity low. Be careful dear ones. Choose the entry level that is right for you, and then watch the improvement. YMCA’s Monday and Wednesday classes are designed for active adults. Friday Free Fitness class is a gentle stretch, body conditioning and balance class and a nice place to begin your exercise program. All Free Fitness Classes are too large to accommodate those who need special supervision. We recommend you to start with a smaller paid class or personal trainer. Please check with your doctor prior to beginning this or any exercise regimen.

1. On the same above theme, mid-day Central pool lap swimmers were asked to use the East lap pool while only two pools available and with kids back. 2. Reminder: with more users at the East, the extrawide roped off lane is for two swimmers, not one. Please verbally communicate before sharing so no accidents occur. 3. Be aware backstroke and breaststroke can be a problem when sharing. No one wants an arm on the head, nor a kick in the side. Be safe and enjoy this weather. 4. Join up by sending info to Happy lapping!

Rumi, Sufi Poetry and Meditation for Women

nJoAnn Halima Haymaker

Are you looking for peace of mind? The best way to find inner balance is to return to yourself. Are you ready to sit quietly and open your heart? Come and join our Women’s Circle of Light, read Rumi and other Sufi poets, learn Sufi heart-centered meditation and hear words of wisdom from Sufi masters. WHEN: Wednesday, May 6, 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. WHERE: 147 White Oak Drive The Sacred Circle meets in my home on the first Wednesday of each month. I am a member of the International Association of Sufism. Open to all spiritual seekers. No fee. Call 537-1275 for information and see

nJohn Phillips

Fitness Club

Is There a Right way to Exercise?

I find it interesting that many people develop the idea that there is only one right way to exercise. That what works for me must work for you and everyone else. The truth of the matter is that there is no one right way to exercise. There is a wrong way, but the right way to exercise is the exercise that you are willing to perform. That is why there are so many ideas on how you should workout. Different fads come in and go out, similar to dieting; the only thing that truly works is consistency. By consistency I mean, exercise two to three times per week (best to do a little something every day) consistently. Then to keep you in the program add some variety to it. Don’t just go for a walk—change routes, go for a bike ride, add some weight training, go to a class, add variety to the program. That way you don’t get bored, that is the best way to lose interest. So where am I going with this? Let us go back to the original question: is there a right way to exercise? Yes, the right way is the one that is going to motivate you. Is there a wrong way to exercise? Of course, much of this comes down to how the actual exercise is performed, body stance, posture and execution of the exercise. There are so many different ideas and theories on how to exercise properly, some have been shown to be effective, others not so much. Even though I try to keep up on current trends, some may slip through my fingers. So I would like to ask: if there is something out there that you see that you have an interest in that we may not be providing at the club, please let me know. It may be that I simply missed the idea or there could be a reason why it may not be beneficial for Oakmonters, such as it possibly has been shown to be hurtful for the more mature adult, or may be a simple matter as room. Whatever it may be I would be more than happy to research it and see if it would be beneficial for Oakmont. Also, if you happen to come across any articles that you find helpful bring it into the center I’m always looking for update information on exercising and if you found it helpful than I’m sure someone else will. If you have any questions please feel free in contacting me at the Fitness Center, or by calling my cell phone at 494-9086 or E-mail I look forward to making the experience at the Fitness Center a good one for everyone.

Interval Training

(Formerly Push Your Potential) nJohn Phillips, Personal Trainer, Fitness Center

Special Week of May 4 Free—come and Give it a try!

Call it what you want, it is a fantastic workout. It promotes fat loss, muscle tone, and improves endurance. We meet Mondays at 2 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays at 2:45 p.m. at the lower level of the West Recreation Building Equipment needed: light hand weights, none slip mat, and water. Cost: $5 drop-in, 10 sessions $50, first session free. Come on by and join us. You will be amazed at how much you can get done in 45 minutes!


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PC Users Group nBarbara G. Dudley

nJerry Thompson

Saturday, May 16 Ronnie Roche: Getting Started With Yosemite!

Ronnie picks up after our April meeting on the Mac upgrade path with an overview Mac OS 10.10— Yosemite! and a quick look at Photo. TIME: 1:30 p.m. Social, 2 p.m. Meeting WHERE: We are still at the East Rec.! WEBSITE:


Dues are $10 per household. Three ways to join: at any meeting; a check made payable to OakMUG and sent to Justine Haugen, Treasurer, 8926 Acorn Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Or you may put your check into our file in the OVA Office. Members receive a discount on the entire catalog of O’Reilly and Peachpit books.


If you need technical assistance with your Mac or accessories, call Ronnie Roche, 573-9649 and Stephen Henry, 542-4668. Both are Certified Apple Consultants. General questions please call me at 539-3079 or E-mail

A free service to our membership

Send your Mac questions by E-mail to the following e-mail address: An OakMUG Mac expert will either get you an answer or will recommend someone who can.

ipad SIG: Show Up and Share

WHEN: Tuesday, May 26 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center CIRCLE LEADER: Claudine Simpson


Our next membership meeting is a Q&A Session, which takes place on Monday, May 11 at 2 p.m., at the East Recreation Center. As usual, you need to E-mail your questions to Bob Mandelstam at BobMandel@ to allow him to research them with our team of PC experts. You also can access a Q&A form on our site, below, or request a form from a board member at the meeting and submit your questions then. Note: After the May Q&A Session, the group takes a summer break and reconvenes on September 14.


Spring classes at OCLC have ended, and the center takes a break for the summer. However, during that break, you can view a list of upcoming classes, including class descriptions, by visiting, and then clicking on the “Oakmont Computer Learning Center” heading (link).


For information about the group and its announcements, go to our Home page at the address listed above. In addition, you can read timely articles about Windows-PC issues in our past newsletters, access information about past programs, find out about your board, and review Help articles and other useful information. We need you to know, as well, that we welcome comments and suggestions for this site. Please, send your insights to Webmaster Krystine at Krystine_ or me at bd24-ecrivain@


Lifelong Learning nPaul and Susi Heidenreich

nMarie Haverson

We thank you for your continued support and making this such a fun club!

Attention all Oakmont residents of all ages

The First OLLI Spring Class of Our 9th Year!

We salute all of our dedicated volunteers: Carol Cotton, Sally and Don Risberg, Anne and Jay Cobb, Troy and Kathy Sowers, Carol Babcock, Gerry Carleton, Helen Herbert, Wendy and Dean James, Marie McKinney, Jackie McDonald, Jane Gyorgy, Myrtie Webb, Bob Wessel, Cid Baladeh, Zlatica Hasa, Hanns Ullrich, June Dever, Helen Young, Fradel Been, Barbara Kirk, Linda LaForge, Marlene Rose, Sandy Throne, David Dearden and Marilyn Pahl.

nJoyce O’Connor, SOV Vice President

Calling all women to a heart-to-heart talk

Star of the Valley Women’s Club is inviting all women to attend its luncheon meeting on Wednesday, May 13, to hear about women’s heart health. Guest speaker will be cardiologist Dr. Emily Conway of the Adventist Heart Institute, Santa Rosa. A graduate of Brown University School of Medicine, Dr. Conway admits she is passionate about women’s heart health and atrial fibrillation management and immediately after her talk will hold a question/ answer session. The event will be at the Monsignor Fahey Parish Center, 495 White Oak Drive, from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. A heart-healthy luncheon catered by Oakmont Village Market will be served at noon. Cost, including wine, is $16 per person. Reservation deadline is Friday, May 8. Check payable to SOV Women’s Club may be mailed or delivered to the parish center.

Oakmont HEARS

nJohn Taylor, HEARS VP

Microphone Guidelines

Many of the hearing problems in Oakmont meeting rooms can be attributed to improper use of the microphones. Here are some guidelines for improved mic usage: • Ideally mics should be within 2–6 inches from the mouth, preferably at a 45-degree angle. A good rule of thumb is that the mic should be aimed at your mouth, but your mouth should not be aimed at the mic. See diagram below.

If you live in Oakmont and want personal WindowsPC help, group members are happy to assist you, free of charge. Call our experts: Phil Kenny at 538-2075, Dan Gaffney at (916) 878-9538, or Gordon Ramsey at 538-4981.

American Mah Jongg Club

From left to right, Dr. Bruce Elliott, and Lifelong Learning Co-Chairs Susi and Paul Heidenreich

Star of the Valley Women’s Club

If you don’t mind getting out of the house for a few hours on the first and third Monday of every month, if you don’t mind meeting new friends and having a great time in the process, then American Mah Jongg Club is the club for you! Our next Mah Jongg meeting will be on May 4. We meet on the first and the third Monday of every month. Check-in time is 12:30 p.m., games start at 1 p.m. until approx. 3:30 p.m. at the East Rec. Center. Dues are $1 per meeting. The money is used for club parties and expenses as needed. We still have some openings for experienced players only at this time. For more information please contact me by calling at 539-6666 or E-mail to haversonm@ We have a great bunch of Mah Jongg players. You will have a great time and meet some fun people. So call or E-mail today. Look forward to hearing from you.

• That rule applies to any mic, condenser or dynamic, handheld or podium. The exceptions are head-worn mics, where the mic is in a fixed position near the mouth, and table/boundary mics that are placed at a stationary position on the table, near the people being picked up. • Give wireless mics several seconds to connect after being switched on. • Treat microphones gently, they are precision devices. To get on the HEARS E-mail list, send request to

Visual Aids Workshop Helps Thousands

nBarbara Milan

WHEN: Mondays, 9–11 a.m. WHERE: West Rec. Since the inception of the Oakmont Visual Aids Workshop in 1971, over 100,000 tactile aids have been sent free of charge to educators and parents of visually and mentally impaired children throughout the world. Volunteers are always needed to help create these valuable materials. Join us any Monday at the West Rec. to see if you would like to be a part of this very important group. For more information call me at 538-5321.


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Garden Club

nPeggy Dombeck


I will cut the grass only when I get mowtivated. Old gardeners never die; they just vegetate.


Sandy Metzger, master gardener, will talk about “Habitat Gardening for Birds, Bees, Butterflies and Bugs.” She’ll discuss garden conditions favored by wildlife and how thoughtful planning for these creatures creates a healthy garden. In her colorful slide show she’ll present many varieties of flowers and shrubs, all of which grow well in Sonoma County and most of which are drought tolerant. WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, May 19 at the Berger Center TIME: Coffee, tea and socializing at 9:30 a.m., followed by the meeting from 10–11:15 a.m.


We will tour another five lovely Oakmont gardens. Reservations are required and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up at the May meeting or contact Jean Whitridge at jean@ to reserve your spot. Deadline for sign-up is June 11. WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, June 16, Berger Center TIME: Meet at 9:45 a.m. to form car-pools; tour is from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Please be on time—we start promptly.


• Now that bloom is past, prune all of your springflowering trees and shrubs—this will force growth and ensure a good bloom next spring. Deadhead your Azaleas and Rhododendrons once they’ve finished blooming. An estimated 70% of a Rhododendron’s energy goes into the formation of seed. Use a whisk broom to lightly dislodge the dead blooms of Azaleas. Use pruners, or your two fingers to remove the spent flowers of the Rhododendrons and cut just above the two new leaflets. • You can still plant/transplant, but watch the sun and heat: when transplanting young plants, use lightweight lawn furniture propped up here and there to create shade for the plants as they get accustomed to their new location. Try to wait until fall for any big planting/transplanting projects, as your water use will be much less. • Plant annuals: In sunny beds—cosmos, marigolds, nasturtiums, petunias, salvia, and, zinnias from either six-packs or 4” containers; in shade grow coleus and impatiens. • Stay vigilant about aphids. Use insecticidal soap or spray with water from the garden hose as necessary. Wash off spittlebugs. • Keep deer out of the garden by adding plants they ignore, such as Erigeron karvinskianus, “Moonshine” yarrow, Russian sage (Perovskia), santolina, and Spanish and English lavender. • Sow seeds of cucumber, eggplant, melon, and squash directly in the soil. • Lawns that get a lot of heavy foot traffic may have compacted soil, making it difficult for water, fertilizer, and oxygen to reach the roots. If you can’t push a screwdriver up to its handle into the turf, it’s time to aerate. Use a manual aerator to punch holes in small lawns. Or you can rent a power core aerator from a landscape equipment supplier or hire a lawn professional. Aeration works best on a moist lawn.

What Does It Mean to Have American Red Cross Disaster Shelters in Oakmont?

nSuzanne Cassell, Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee

Oakmont residents, if you are wondering what the answer is to the above question, or would like to know more about it, please attend the Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC) meeting on Thursday, May 21, at 2 p.m. in the Berger Center. The OEPC has invited two American Red Cross (ARC) representatives: Crystal Silva, Program Manager for Sonoma, Mendocino, and Marin Counties, and Phillipa Lockart, Disaster Program

Specialist, as guest speakers. These two representatives will explain what it will mean to have ARC disaster shelters in Oakmont during a major emergency and how they will operate. OEPC Chair Pat Barclay will discuss the changes that have taken place with the OEPC since last year and the reasons for the changes. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this important meeting on May 21, at 2 p.m. in the Berger Center!

Oakmont Mini Club

nEd Low

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 30, the date of the Oakmont Mini Club’s next fun run to the newly-restored Officers Club at the Presidio of San Francisco.

Bodega Head, March 28

First established in 1776, the renowned Presidio Officers’ Club was a gathering place for Army brass and their families. Today, this historic building has been transformed into a cultural destination that includes exhibits inspired by the Presidio’s role in shaping California. Our run will also include a no-host lunch at Arguello, the Officer’s Club destination restaurant by award-winning chef Traci Des Jardins. Meet at the Berger parking lot on May 30 at 10 a.m. to form our caravan to the Presidio. For information and to RSVP for the lunch at Arguello, please call me at 538-7785 or Larry Maniscalco at 538-2089.

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nDiane Linneball and Stephanie Wrightson

Tennis Club event schedules, reviews of happenings, relevant community actions, photos and more.


Wrightson-Somers bring it home for the first place in the 40+ USTA league. Congrats Team Oakmont!


There’s fun to be had at OTC’s Saturday Round Robin. Registration is closed, but come out to watch. Meet at 8 a.m., West Courts where coffee will be served (play at East and West Courts). Then stay for a hot dog, beer or soda, chips and dessert outside the West Courts (there will be a donation jar).


OTC members in the Oakmont Open are meeting at the West Courts, June 6, 8 a.m. where light refreshments will be served (play at East and West Courts). To register by June 2, contact Sumner Johnson (; 539-3758) or sign up on the OTC bulletin board after May 19. Provide your name, phone number and skill level (A, B or C). Later that day, please join us at the S.W.A.T. (Some Wine after Tennis) Gala, 5 p.m., West Courts. Use the

Pam Hughes, Zlatica Hasa and Jan Conklin at the East

coupon below (or downloaded from our website) to sign up by May 29. OTC members (with their guests) can sign up beginning May 1; any Oakmont resident can sign up beginning May 15. We’re serving everyone’s favorite Secret Family Recipe (fried chicken, coleslaw, biscuits). Bring a bottle of wine to trade (yes, trade). And, we’ll be auctioning a case of wine. Dress code: Kentucky Derby. No high heels—bring your non-scuff dancing (tennis) shoes. We’ll be crankin’ up the tunes and dancin’ off the calories. If interested in donating a dessert—feel free.


Oakmont News club articles have been downsized. But OTC members can check the website ( for

S(ome) W(ine) a(fter) T(ennis) Gala sign-up form Saturday, June 6, 5 pm, West Tennis Courts

While tennis events are open only to dues-paying members, social events are open to all Oakmont residents. Coming up: June 6: S.W.A.T. (Some Wine after Tennis) Gala, 5 p.m. July 11: BBQ competition, 1 p.m. October 3: Harvest Moon Dinner-Dance, 5:30 p.m. November 7: OTC USO Show and Awards Dinner, 5:30 p.m. December 11: Rock and Roll Dinner-Dance with the Unauthorized Rolling Stones, 5:30 p.m. (Friday—so that you won’t miss other clubs’ celebrations) Why not join OTC? Dues are a low, low $20/ year and provide: advance registration for social events at a lower cost, eligibility to sign up for tennis tournaments, free novice and intermediatelevel tennis lessons, ball machines, opportunities to represent Oakmont in external leagues, spontaneous gatherings (ever hear of “tenbeer”—tennis + beer?) and the company of friendly folks. To join, contact Membership Director, Paula Lewis at 332-0433, Drop-in tennis is on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m., West Courts.

What’s in a Name? Perhaps nothing major, but we decided to change ours. California Reverse Mortgage Consultants is now Alliance Reverse Mortgage. Less of a mouthful but the same company, the same location, the same great service and, of course, the same me. Call for your personalized assessment (same numbers, naturally).


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Oakmont’s Own Reverse Mortgage Specialist

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nRay and Marie Haverson


WHEN: July 4 WHERE: Berger Center WHO: The Hot Rods Band TIME: Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner 5–6 p.m., music 6–9:30 p.m. COST: $35 per member, $38 per member’s guests, $45.00 per non-member; best deal is $47, includes membership through December 31.

MENU: BBQ tri-tip, peppers and onions, chicken, garlic bread, mixed salad with cranberries, BBQ portabella mushrooms, coffee, lemon ice water and dessert.


July 4: 60s-tyle BBQ featuring the great Hot Rod Band August 29: Country Hoe Down BBQ with ½ lb. hamburgers, ¼ lb hot dogs and Ray’s famous chili (not to be missed). Music to be announced, not yet determined. October 3: Not yet set up

Membership application form

Please place your application in the Sha-Boom folder inside the OVA Office or you can mail it to ShaBoom at 7111 Oak Leaf Drive, Santa Rosa, California 95409. Please make all checks payable to Sha-Boom Events Club. Name:________________________________________________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone:________________ Cell:________________ E-mail:_____________________________________________

nBarbara Bowman

Movies At Oakmont

WHERE: Berger Center SCREENING DAY AND TIME: Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. HOSTS: Holly Blue, Barbara Bowman, Chris Decker, Ernie Erler, Al Haggerty, Carol Haggerty and Alexis Paradisoff-Melteff. NOTE: All films are shown with English subtitles when possible

Sunday, May 3, 2 pm IMMORTAL BELOVED

In concert with Lifelong Learning’s class Passion and Joy: The Music of Bach and Beethoven, MAO screens a biopic that follows Beethoven’s secretary as he attempts to find the true identity of the “Immortal Beloved” addressed in three letters found in the late composer’s papers. The film reviews Beethoven’s tumultuous life and his descent into deafness. The London Symphony Orchestra plays the enthralling film score and Gary Oldman gives a remarkable performance as Beethoven. (1994), R, 120 minutes.

Sunday, May 3, 7 pm MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

Exposing a phony soothsayer proves harder than expected when the debunker, an Englishman (Colin Firth) becomes smitten with the purported fraud, a French beauty (Emma Stone.) Woody Allen’s deft romantic comedy unwinds amid the gilt and glamour of the French Riviera in the 1920s. Firth is in fine form, clearly enjoying portraying a magician and fraud exposer. (2014), PG-13, 98 minutes.

sunday, May 10: NO FILMS SHOWN—MOTHER’S DAY Sunday, May 17, 2 pm 7 BOXES

In a densely crowded outdoor Paraguayan market, a butcher offers 17-year-old delivery boy, Victor, $100 to transport seven sealed boxes to a drop-off point. To Victor, who dreams of becoming famous and especially wants a cell phone, this task seems simple—until he finds himself pursued by the cops. This rare film out of Paraguay is full of suspense, humor, appealing characters and exciting camera work. Critically received, it earned several film festival awards. (2012), NR, 105 minutes. (In Spanish.)


Small-time con man Freddy (Steve Martin) butts heads with Lawrence (Michael Caine), a successful European swindler working the Riviera. Hoping to get rid of one another, they make a loser-leaves bet to scam the fortunes of a wealthy American heiress. Martin and Caine exhibit terrific on-screen chemistry, with their hilarious battle of wits and double-crosses, which lead to a twist-ending surprise. Toss in an upbeat jazzy screen score and beautiful scenery. Caine garnered a Golden Globe nomination. (1988), PG, 110 minutes.

For Your Refrigerator/Wallet

Sunday, May 3, 2 p.m.: Immortal Beloved, (1994), R, 120 minutes. Sunday, May 3, 7 p.m.: Magic in the Moonlight, (2014), PG-13, 98 minutes. Sunday, May 10: No films shown—Mother’s Day Sunday, May 17, 2 p.m.: 7 Boxes, (2012), NR, 105 minutes (in Spanish.) Sunday, May 17, 7 p.m.: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, (1988), PG, 110 minutes.

December 12: Back by popular demand The Rat Pack Holiday Show with a surprise guest star Feel free to call us at 539-6666 or E-Mail: haversonr@ with any questions. We have been very busy this year at the Sha-Boom Events Club so far. We have had a great New Year After New Year’s party—we sold out very fast. The Crab and Tri-Tip was wonderful and, of course, Charley Baker was great. On February 21 we had the fantastic Doug Gabriel Show direct from his own showroom in Branson Missouri. What a fabulous show that was. The audience continually gave them standing ovations song after song. Wow! On March 21 we had a great Italian Dinner by The Pasta King and dancing to the great swing sounds of Honey B and the Pollinators. Coming up on May 2 will be our fourth Annual Cinco De Mayo Dinner/Dance with a full Mexican dinner and the great musical sounds of Mr. Charley Baker and Company and of course some great door prizes and our famous Conga Line Dance. Do not miss our Fourth of July Bar-B-Que featuring the Great Hot Rods Band. We will have the great Charlie’s Bar B Que at the Grill. As you can see we have a lot going on this year and more coming. So if you are not a member of ShaBoom Events Club as yet you need to join now as membership has its privileges. Membership is only $12 per year per person from January 1 to January 1—that is only a $1 per month. This year your membership will end on December 31, so you may pro-rate your membership payment at $1 per month for the remaining months of the year. Please include the month you send it.

Oakmont Caregiver Support Group

nVickie Jackanich

Providing emotional and practical support

WHEN: Meetings are on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month TIME: 10:30 a.m.–12 noon WHERE: Central Activities Center, Room B CONTACT INFO: Vickie Jackanich, 595-3054 or

Buddhist Meeting

nPennijean Savage

may 30—It Is The Heart That Is Important

“When our life state changes, the way things appear to us changes too. That is the teaching of Nichiren Buddhism.”—Living Buddhism, May 2015, p. 50. You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, May 30 and learn more about the benefits of this Buddhist practice and life philosophy. WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2:30–4 p.m. WHERE: 20 Glengreen. Look for SGI sign at entrance of Glengreen Street Monthly SGI Nichiren Buddhist discussion meetings of chanting, study and dialogue are open to all Oakmonters and are free of charge. Call Judy at 538-3369 or Pj at 843-7266 for directions or more information. The meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month, except for holidays. See for additional information on Nichiren Buddhism.


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Best prices on Gutter Guard installation! Careful, professional, quality work. Call Alex, 707-291-0429


Specializing in residential re-roofing. Top quality workmanship. Honest and reliable. Oakmont references. Free estimates. Lic. #673839. 539-4498.



A to Z home maintenance and repair. Kitchen and bath remodel. Carpentry, tile, plumbing, electric, painting and gardening. No job too small. All phase construction. Lic. #966203. Call Lee Moen, 318-5591.


Residential re-roofing, roof repairs, seamless gutters and downspouts. Professional, experienced locksmith for Quality for less. Bonded and insured, all your security needs. Senior discount. free estimates. Lic. #934256. Call 837Call today! 539-6268. Wayne Carrington, 5030 (office) or 569-4912 (cell). LCO #2411.




Reasonable rates, free estimates, Oakmont references. Lic. #573530. Gary Luurs, 528-8489.


We have daily discounts for seniors and limited delivery. Located at 2425 Cleveland Ave. in Santa Rosa. Call 526-2800.


Renovations, remodels, repairs, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, all your home needs. Call Bill Kutz, 575-8335. Lic. #769510. Serving Oakmont since 1987.

George’s furniture repair and refinishing, antiques and caning. Oakmont references. 30 years O’DRISCOLL PAINTING experience. Free estimates. Call George Want to spruce up your home? Guests at 987-3059. this fall? One room at a time or your whole house. Interior and exterior ZAPA TILE INSTALLATIONS painting. Licensed and insured. Lic. Great customer service. 12 years #873519. Call 707-996-4050 for a free experience, free estimates, Oakmont estimate. COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR references. I’ll work with your budget. HOME GREETING SERVICE Lic. #954364. Call Angel, Welcoming new residents since COMPUTER OOPS? Oakmont Onsite Personal Computer 1975. Have valuable local community 707-239-1241. Services. Call Chuck for all things information given on every visit. If you computer at your home or business. are new to Oakmont and have not had ONE WAY PLUMBING, INC. Dependable, experts serving you and 40+ years experience. $60/hr. a home visit, please call Charlotte at your neighbors with excellence and Oakmonters receive 20% discount. 538-9050. integrity for over 20 years. Licensed, 293-8011. bonded and insured. Senior discounts MIKE’S REPAIR available. CA Lic. #854537. Find us Plumbing, electrical, appliance, LYN’S HOUSE/PET SITTING Reliable, caring, mature and heating and air conditioning, general on the web at www.onewayplumb. net or call us at 537-1308 for all your affordable. Call 539-1286 (home) or handyman (I can fix just about plumbing needs. anything). 30 yrs. experience. Honest 480-1224 (cell). and reliable. Lic. #B32925. Call 536THE COMPUTER 9529, emergency—328-6635. IN-HOME EXERCISE TROUBLESHOOTER Rhonda Lee, Holistic Health Coach/ Speedy Service, Friendly Tutoring, LOCAL PRIVATE DUTY Personal Trainer. Fridays—special complete support for PC’s, Apples rates for Oakmont. Call for info at CAREGIVERS ONLINE View profiles and direct hire your own and Mac’s, 300+ Oakmont customers 758-7681. caregiver in Sonoma County at www. served. John Bradford. 578-6305. $40/hour. Macular Degeneration? Pre-owned, low cost, low vision CCTV AC BURNS PAINT CO. SYS can help. For sale, or rent with ALTERATIONS BY Oakmont preferred vendor. Interior/ option to purchase program. For KATHY ANDERSON more information or a no-obligation Clothing alterations, repairs, updates exterior, power washing, decks, wallpaper removed. Will not be demonstration call Jack Donnellan, and household sewing with over 25 595-3790. years experience. In Rincon Valley. Call undersold. 575-5581. Lic. #834588. 539-0832. All trades, little fix-its and prickly puzzles. Plumbing, electrical, assemblies, gardening and pruning too! $40/hr. Helping Oakmont since 1988. Lic. #560098. Jay Williamson, 539-5217.

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BILL KUTZ JR. HEATING AND AIR CAREGIVERS WANTED Heating season is here. Furnace check and service, $99. Expert repair, maintenance and unit replacement at low rates. 20 yrs. Experience. Call Bill, 230-0564.

WeCare Home Assistants is looking to fill part-time and full-time shifts, weekends and evenings. Living in Oakmont a plus. Must be experienced. Call us today at 843-3838.




I am an avid walker and have started a dog walking, pet sitting business. I have a license with this city and am insured. Available on weekends. References available. Please call Dan Lennox, 526-9154. Trees, hedges and shrubs. Careful work done with an emphasis upon a natural look. Affordable rates, small jobs OK. Richard, 833-1806.


Caring for your pets as you would. Over 25 yrs. experience. Dog and cat care. Daily schedules and routines. Day OR overnight companionship. House sitting available. Insured and bonded. Call Alix, 637-6267, Sonoma.


Specializing in doors, screens, Hunter Douglas shutters and blinds, finish carpentry. Supply and installation. Free estimates. Oakmont references. Lic. #527924. 539-3196.


For all your plumbing and heating needs. Local plumbers in business since the late 20th century, licensed, bonded and insured. Same day service is often available. Money-saving coupons! CA Lic. #659920. Please call (707) 996-8683 or go to


Remodels, additions, efficiency and accessibility updates. Helping clients live comfortably in their homes since 1979. Call Craig Lawson, Oakmont Resident, 579-9088. Lic. #377330. Free estimates.

Repairs done onsite or close location (24 Elaine Dr.) 15 yrs. experience. City lic. #303691. Call Ernie, owner, 573-0655.


If you could buy Nuclear, Coal or Solar Power at the same price, which would you buy? Call me and let’s save the environment one home at a time. No cost out of pocket, free consultation, maintenance and warranty. Now is the time, 547-7661,

Trees, hedges and shrubs done with an LOVE NURSING HOMECARE California certified in the medical field. emphasis upon a natural look. Small 21 yrs. hospital, dr. office, homecare, jobs OK. Richard Garety, 833-1806. hospice care. Chores and housekeeping. Currently available. References. Call CARPET, UPHOLSTERY Laurie, 537-6735.


Gavin Anderson, local Sonoma resident. 13 years experience. Senior pricing. Free estimates. Call 935-6334.


Remodeling, kitchens and baths. When quality and reliability count, call Reasonable rates. Small jobs OK. Free estimates. Lic. #428073. Call 996-1454. on us! The Valley’s Premier Painting Contractor, 38 yrs. experience. Interior BABE’S TRANSPORTATION and exterior painting specialist, drywall repairs and textures. Licensed A personal transportation service for airports, cruises and vacations. Call the and insured. Call us for your Free reservations. Plus Babe is on the road Estimate today! 707-833-2890. again for local doctor visits, shopping, etc. Call Jacque at 545-2850. CAREGIVER AVAILABLE Personal assistance, driving, light HOUSECLEANING housekeeping. Ten years experience. Hire me for your house cleaning needs. Certified Medical Assistant, excellent I’m reliable, honest and hardworking. DMV record. $17 per hr., 3-hour Equipment and supplies included. Call minimum. Call Paula at 703-6231. LeAnne, 779-2906.



Commercial and residential. Home, office, move-outs. Full service cleaning. Call 548-9482 or E-mail marthal1041@



For a craft project. The small black kind are best, but can use others too, even film canisters. I can pick them up or if you are willing to start saving them for me, let me know! Contact Patricia at, or 538-3978.

Huge selection of value-priced, new, used and re-conditioned golf carts for Reliable, clean work done and without sale. Professional repairs, service. Many FIREPLACE CLEANING the dreaded leaf blower machine. years servicing our friends in Oakmont. AND SERVICE Small jobs OK and handyman as well. 584-5488. Warming Trends has been cleaning, Richard Garety, 833-1806. servicing and installing fireplaces, stoves and inserts for 30 years. Call 578-9276 for any fireplace needs.



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Oakmont Village Association oakmont village association

Hours: M–F 9 AM–5 PM / Tel 707-539-1611 / 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7 OVA E-mail: / Info E-mail: Website: OVA Members-Only Page: Go to the members only page to view the monthly calendar, Board Meeting Minutes, criminal activity information and more.

Available in OVA Office Gas Shut-off Wrench.....................................$7 Tennis COurt Key.............................................$2 Vials for Life...............................................FREE resident access card..............................$25 EA replacements......................................$50 ea Guest access card..................................$25 ea Emergency Contacts for Residents This form is confidential and used only in case of an emergency to notify your named contacts.

Blood Pressure clinic

Wed 10:30 AM–12 PM, Berger Center, Room D. Contact: Del Baker 539-1657.

Bulletin Boards

ova event notices There are three OVA bulletin boards, one at each recreation center, where OVA events can be posted. Please bring in notices to the Events Coordinator at the OVA Office. Size is limited to 8.5"x5.5". for sale, for rent and want to buy board Items “For Sale”, “For Rent” or “Want to Buy” can be put on a 3"x5" card and left at the OVA Office. Cards are posted on Thursdays and must be received by noon. The bulletin board for these items is located outside the Central (Berger) Auditorium. “For Sale” and “Want to Buy” items are posted for 30 days. “For Rent” cards are posted for 60 days. Please notify the OVA office at 539-1611 if you would like your card removed before the posting term ends.


Please contact OVA resident Bev Schilpp by phone 538-4293 or by E-mail wallyschilpp1@ if you would like to have published in the Oakmont News the name and date of death of your loved one.


The following are OVA Guest Pass types and duration: 1) Guest from outside Sonoma County— up to 90 days; 2) House sitters—up to 90 days (OVA host must present written request to OVA Office for approval prior to visit); 3) Guests living in Sonoma County—2 days per card, and no more than 3 cards per month. Guest cards are available during regular hours in the OVA Office for a $25 refundable deposit. Guests accompanied by their Oakmont host are not required to have a Guest Pass.


Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Hours: Daily 6 AM–9 PM. Closed Christmas Day. It is run by volunteers. All donations are gladly accepted. Materials we cannot use will be passed on to others.

maintenance Office

oakmont News

Hours: Daily 6 AM–10 PM Tel 539-6720 Maintenance Building (next to Central Auditorium)

Tel 575-7200 E-mail:

Condominium Financial management (cfM)

Hours: M– Th 9 AM–Noon, 1–4 PM Tel 539-0701 / Fax 539-6537 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 9 E-mail:

architectural office

OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297

Need a ride? give a ride! oakmont volunteer helpers We provide the following services to Oakmont Residents: n Transportation to medical/ dental appointments in Santa Rosa only n Grocery shopping to Safeway (at Calistoga Center only) n

COORDINATOR May 1–15 Bev Schilpp 538-4293 May 16–31 Marianne Neufeld 528-0161

Meals on Wheels, 525-0383

If you would like to be a volunteer, please call 528-0161. Donations to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers are appreciated and tax deductible. Mail your check payable to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers, 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Thank you.

Please call the Volunteer Coordinator listed here, 9 AM–5 PM, Mon.–Fri. Rides before 9 AM or after 4 PM are subject to limited volunteer driver availability. No service on weekends or holidays. Please call at least three full working days prior to appointment. We regret that we are unable to provide either wheelchair or emergency service.

OAS Management Company

Hours: M–F 9 AM–Noon, and 1–4 PM Tel 539-5810 6572 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A (for Association Maintained Homes)

2015-2016 OVA board of Directors E-mail: Frank Batchelor, President Andie Altman, Vice President Elke Strunka, Treasurer John R Felton, Secretary Bob Giddings, Director Alan Scott, Director L. G. “Herm” Hermann, Director


SUMMER SCHEDULE: Access to OVA pools is by magnetic card. Call OVA Office, 539-1611 if you need a permanent new member pool access card or to register for a temporary guest pool access card. West: 7 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Wednesdays for cleaning) East: 8 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Mondays for cleaning) Central: 7 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Tuesdays for cleaning) JACUZZI HOURS: Same as facility. No one under 18 years in West and East pools and Jacuzzis. Central Pool Children’s Hours: 11 AM–2 PM (Exception: 12 Noon –4 PM Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day.) Children must be accompanied by an OVA member or an adult with a valid pool access card. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT ANY OVA POOL. ALL FACILITIES CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY.


Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Daily 5 AM–9 PM. Closed at 7 PM on Tues. for cleaning. Closed Christmas day.

Lost & found

Located in the OVA office. Unclaimed items will be discarded after 30 days.

Loaner equipment

The OVA office has a form listing Oakmont residents who lend out items such as baby furniture and sick room equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.).

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For more info on signing up contact OVA at 539-1611 or email Oakmontcommunitygarden@


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(Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) Helps seniors with Medicare-related questions. By appointment only. 1-800-434-0222. Berger Center, Room D, on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, 1–4 PM.

Public Transportation Available in Oakmont CityBus #16 bus takes residents to n Sonoma County Transit #30 bus goes to 5 different shopping centers weekday Memorial and Kaiser Hospitals and downtown mornings and around Oakmont afternoons. Santa Rosa. Returns via Oakmont to Sonoma. n


Association Manager Cassie Turner

Schedules available at OVA office.

OVA Board Meeting 3rd Tuesday of the month—1 pm* in the Berger Center *All residents of Oakmont are welcome.

The Board of Directors of Oakmont Village Association reserves the right to select those articles submitted for publication that seem appropriate to the purpose of this association.

E-mail List Do you want to stay updated on what is going on in Oakmont? Join the OVA E-mail list. You will receive Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Oakmont Notices, Meeting Announcements and the weekly Manager's Newsletter. To join, go the Member’s Only webpage and click on the link to join the E-mail list.


The Oakmont News / May 1, 2015


nSusan Lynn

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.“—Albert Schweitzer

Coming up: Motown … Yesterday, Today, Forever

This event sold out in an unprecedented five days! Our big parties have become so popular that some members who wanted to buy tickets were shut out. Unfortunately, due to space restrictions and regulations, we are unable to accommodate everyone at the Berger Center, but the board is working on finding a solution that will allow more of our members to enjoy future events. Registering online gives you a significant advantage over people who fill out the coupon by hand and deliver it to the OVA Office. Even if we pick up the coupons every day, the person who checks the folder has to enter the new reservations into the computer manually. When you sign up online, your reservation is made instantly. For example, if you drop off the coupon at 9 a.m. on Monday and we don’t pick it up until 5 p.m., 60 or 70 people who reserved a spot online will be accepted before we get the reservation entered into the computer, so you could be edged out even if you dropped your coupon off before they signed up! So, our Boomers Tip of the Day is sign up online for all our big events. It’s fast and easy, and you are less

likely to be disappointed. Even if you were not able to reserve a spot for Motown, you can still get in on the fun by visiting the food trucks, which will be open to everyone. Wurst House Grill, El Coyote, Sushi Shoubu, and Cookie Take a Bite will be offering a variety of choices, so take the night off and enjoy dinner al fresco. (Wurst House Grill will also be selling beer and wine.) WHEN: May 16, 5 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center BRING: Cash for the food trucks

Poyntlyss Sistars—June 20

On June 20, the return of the fabulous Poyntlyss Sistars will help us usher in the summer. This is always a great night of music and dance, so mark your calendars. Remember, if you are not a Boomers member, you will not be able to register for this event, so if you still haven’t joined the club or renewed your membership you should do it now. Just go to and join/ renew online. It’s quick and painless, and you don’t need to set up a separate PayPal account. While you’re on the website, check out our Boomerville video and photos from prior events. Click on Members Only and start a conversation

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Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story july 16

We know that Boomers’ calendars fill up quickly, so mark this one down. In lieu of our regular social on July 16, let’s all get together at the 6th Street Playhouse for Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story. The show tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be the Day” hit the airwaves until his tragic death on February 3, 1959. The show features more than 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits, including “Peggy Sue,” “Everyday,” and “Oh Boy,” plus Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” The incredible legacy of the young man in his famous horn-rimmed glasses continues to live on in Buddy! You can order your tickets online at, and don’t forget to ask for the senior rate! WHEN: July 16 WHERE: 6th Street Playhouse, 52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa COST: $25 for seniors For those who are interested in dining and socializing before the show, there will be an optional dinner at a restaurant TBD. There will be limited space at this dinner, so you’ll need to sign up if you’d like to attend. We’ll try to set up the dinner at a reasonably priced restaurant close to the Playhouse. Watch your E-mail and this space for more information as the date approaches.

Boomer Trivia

Dick and Jane were the main characters in popular basal readers that were used to teach children to read from the 1930s through to the 1970s. We read about the thrilling lives and adventures of Dick and Jane. What were the names of their dog and cat? Bonus points if you can name their teddy bear. Find the answer at www.oakkmontboomers. org. Finally, wishing all the moms, grandmas, greatgrandmas and aunties out there a very happy Mother’s Day!


The Oakmont News / May 1, 2015

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