The Oakmont News / August 15, 2015
Wednesday Men’s Club
Fellow OWMC members, hope all is going well. Can anyone tell me what our weather is going to be? Now for the results:
July 22, WEST COURSE Four-Man Team, 1-2-3 Game
First flight (10.0–19.5): first, Frank Giannini, Jim Scinto, Bob Baciocco and John Cook, 123; second, Bob Hartsock, Bob Giddings, Sal Cesario and Mike Doyle, 128; third, Gary Novak, Alan McLintock, Bill Roberts and John Williston, 131. Second flight (20.0–31.0): first tie, Pete Eschelbach, Bud Simi, Charlie Avery and Bob Siela, and Tommy Yturralde, Bill Smith, Rick Yates and (blind draw), 128; third, Chuck Mendenhall, Denis Cadigan, Dennis DeSousa and Frank James, 129. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Dennis DeSousa, 4’11”, Bob Hartsock, 9’6”; #13—Mike Isola, 7’0”, John Cook, 7’11”; #15—Sal Cesario, 12’1”, Don Streutker, 20’6”. Note: Sal Cesario nailed the elusive 5th hole’s pot for a $78 prize with a shot of 3’9” from the hole. Nice work Sal! P.S. Don’t tell Mary Anne!
July 22, East Course Two-Man Alternate Shot
First, Dick Scott/Frank Smith, 60; second, Walt Brown/Jim Spangler, 62.5; third, Dan Levin/Dan Sienes, 64. Closest-to-the-pin: #8—Frank Smith, 19’6”, Tom Massip, 35’4”.
July 29, WEST COURSE Individual Lower Net
First flight (4–14): first, Sal Cesario, 65; second tie, Nick Beltrano and Bob Branstetter, 68; fourth, Danny Morgan, 71; fifth tie, Bucky Peterson, Jim Scinto, Pete Waller and John Weston, 72. Second flight (15–20): first, Bill Roberts, 63; second, Bob Hartsock, 70; third, Ray Pierce, 71; fourth tie, Dan Crobbe and Gary Novak, 72. Third flight (21–UP): first, Chuck Mendenhall, 64; second, Alan McLintock, 67; third, Tony Hughes, 69; fourth tie, Don Streutker and Tommy Yturralde, 70. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—John Weston, 4’3”, John Garcia, 4’8”; #13—Sal Cesario, 8’5”, Frank James, 10’9”; #16—Danny Morgan, 3’10”, Bill Hainke, 7’2”. Sal Cesario eagled #18 from 160 yards out to card a 77! I won’t tell you his age, but he bested it by one stroke. Congratulations Sal!
Jones looked at other senior communities and talked with a good many people and realized Oakmont needed a center to provide social programs and life enhancing services for this special group. The center also would provide respite for caregivers. The Eldercare and Resource Center of Oakmont (ERCO) was born. ERCO plans to provide many services for elders and hopes to house Oakmont’s existing services such as the Caregiver’s Support Group and the Blood Pressure Clinic. But establishing a senior day care center is its primary objective. It has asked the Sonoma County Council on Aging to expand its existing program, called Senior Social Club, to Oakmont. Its offerings include exercise, entertainment and companionship. An ad hoc committee was appointed by the OVA Board to look into establishing a senior day care center. Jones and her committee have already presented several projects to the OVA Board. They include: • Oakmont Kiwanis Club has been approached to provide ERCO with legal status to accept tax-free donations and apply for foundation grants. • ERCO will participate in “Oakmont Touches Lives: A Showcase of Local Non-Profits” Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. at the Berger Center, where ERCO will be introduced to the community. The program, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, is open to all residents. • An application has been made to the City of Santa Rosa Community Advisory Board for a $1,000 matching fund Community Improvement Grant. • ERCO is networking with the Sonoma County Section on Aging, a coalition of organizations and individuals concerned with the wellbeing of older adults. It promotes the development of older adult services in the county. Finding an appropriate site for the day care center and setting up a transportation service are on the committee’s agenda. The OVA Board has asked Jones to submit, by the end of the year, a comprehensive report and recommendations to implement an Oakmont senior day care program. Part of that job is establishing the need for a program. COPE will assist ERCO in a survey to gauge the need. “I feel strongly that Oakmont has to have a senior day care center. It is so important to the people who live here,” Jones declared. Her committee also includes Sue Dibble, Vickie Jackanich and Toni Novoa. It has also collected 60 interested volunteers.
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PROBLEMS STRETCHED COSTS
Opening day was delayed several times as workers uncovered problems with underground gas and water lines and dealt with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Hot weather interfered with plastering and it even rained one day—just enough to delay things a bit further. The day also marked the completion of a 20-month West Rec. remodeling project that was estimated to cost $588,451 and wound up costing more than $826,000, as problems turned up inside the 40-yearold building. There also were expensive seismic retrofits and ADA requirements to meet. “We now know that remodeling an older building could ultimately lead to a more extensive renovation, instead of just being a simple remodel. There is a big cost difference between a remodel and a renovation,” said OVA Manager Cassie Turner. “To remodel an older building is more complicated and more costly than just building a new structure. In doing anything like this again, OVA will look at every component in the building and start from there.” Turner said the lessons learned from the West Rec. project make it clear that “we need to keep our financial resources up for unexpected maintenance and repairs as a consequence of having older buildings.” “Now you have a West Rec. facility that will look good and perform for another 30 years if it is properly maintained,” Turner said.
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First, Dave McDonnell, 61; second tie, Jim Spangler, Joe Lash, Greg Carpenter and Noel Schween, 65. Closet-to-the-pins: #8—Dan Levin, 23’0”; #16—Jim Spanger, 3’11”, Greg Carpenter—8’11”.
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Well, the summer heat is on and we have had some heated games at the courts. One game last Saturday was so close that players agreed to quit early as it was way past lunchtime! The game was important but the stomach won the game. The grandparents’ bocce for kids was held on July 31 and everyone had a good time. It is always fun to watch those young ones tackle the game. More new members have joined. Good thing we have name tags! Welcome. I am sure you will soon by bitten by the “bocce bug.” Watch the bulletin board for other upcoming events. You don’t want to miss out!
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Published on Aug 13, 2015