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The Oakmont News / August 15, 2015

Tennis Club

Model Railroading

nDiane Linneball and Stephanie Wrightson

information to access the OTC website, and you create your private password. Questions or difficulties? Contact the Website Coordinator, Diane Linneball,


Bill Anderson, John Cullison, Alice Chen and Fred Polkinghorn mix it up

October 3 is a very important date for the OTC. It’s our Annual Membership Meeting, 4:30–5:30 p.m., West Rec. Center. All members are urged to attend (no reservation required for the membership meeting). In addition to socializing, important business will be conducted—nominees for the 2016 OTC Board Members and Officers will be announced, additional nominations will be accepted from the floor and, subsequently, members will vote on the 2016 slate of nominees. On this same day, the OTC Mixed Doubles Tournament will be held in the morning and, following the membership meeting, members will be celebrating at the OTC Harvest Moon Dinner Dance. More details will be available in future issues of the Oakmont News and on the OTC website. In the meantime, save the date and rest up.


Chuck Hinckley, Bill Wrightson and Oakmont grandchildren brave the heat


Partner up and sign up by September 8 for the OTC Men’s Doubles Tournament: contact Sumner Johnson ( or 539-3758) with yours and your partner’s phone numbers, E-mail addresses and skill level, or sign up on the OTC website (https:// by clicking on the “Sign Up” tab. Meet September 12, 8 a.m., West Courts where coffee and light refreshments will be served. Play will be held on both East and West Courts with separate competitions for the A-level and B/C-level groups.


The OTC website contains everything a member needs to know—upcoming tennis and social events, social event payment coupons, tennis event sign-ups, event results and photos, OTC member programs, member roster, substitution list, Team Oakmont external competition and more! There even is a page for members to communicate with each other. But it only works if members check it out periodically (don’t miss out on OTC memberarranged tennis fun). The site (https://oakmonttennisclub.shutterfly. com) is for club members only and involves a simple log-in process. You are not required to share personal

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The OTC is so very appreciative of Michael Gough’s tireless efforts to ensure that all Oakmont tennis players have courts, ball machines and other equipment that are safe and in good repair. We even saw him cleaning the tennis shed! Given the many personal hours that he devotes, it behooves us to take care of these items. Wear nonscuff shoes. Shut the court gates. Use the right balls in each ball machine at the West (the Gamma balls are for the ELITE 3 only). Hang brooms and squeegees on the fence; leaning them on the ground ruins their edges. Double lock the West shed after returning the ball machine (and don’t leave personal items there or help yourself to something that doesn’t belong to you). Promptly report any problems to Michael. Note that the court cracks will be scheduled for repair.

New resident Katya Miller and Gary Goodenough at the Santa Rosa HO scale model railroad club’s annual exhibit at the East Recreation Center. Goodenough is one of the show’s organizers. (Photo by Ed Behen)

Del Sol Concert Raises $5,000 for Foundation

nStaff Report

A near sellout crowd turned out for a summer evening concert featuring Del Sol, the Latin Jazz Quintet headed by Doug Morton, to raise funds for the Oakmont Community Foundation.

Single Boomers Social Club

nSusan Ramsey

We started August out with a Italian Pizza Night. Thanks to all who attended and made it a success! We hope to see more of you at the following activities. Friday, August 21: Wendy DeWitt at Funky Friday Saturday, September 12: Flamingo Hotel—Dancing Friday, September 25: Potluck at the Berger Be sure to check your E-mail for updates and Evites! If you have any suggestions for upcoming events, we’ve love to hear from you. Please contact me. If you’re interested in joining us, please fill out the application form in the OVA Single Boomers Social Club folder, along with your check for $12.

The crowd enjoys the pre-concert wine and hors d’oeuvres reception on the Berger Plaza. (Photos by Cassie Turner)

More than 225 people bought tickets for the July 18 concert and for a wine and hors d’oeuvres party on the Berger Center plaza that opened the evening. The pre-concert party was serenaded by Carlos Herrera’s Costa Rican guitar group. The concert featured vocals by Charity Goodin, along with piano, drums and electric bass. “After all expenses are paid, the OCF expects to net over $5,000 in revenue—all of which will go to support worthy Oakmont organizations,” said Bob Chapman, the foundation’s treasurer. “The OCF considered the event a rousing success, and we thank all Oakmonters for attending. And, when OCF issues grants in the coming months, Oakmonters should understand that their support of this event helped make it possible,” Chapman said.

The August 15th Edition of the Oakmont News  

The August 15th Edition of the Oakmont News

The August 15th Edition of the Oakmont News  

The August 15th Edition of the Oakmont News