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Trione-Annadel Park Name Cements Rich Oakmont History When the California Parks Commission voted last month to change the name of Annadel State Park to Trione-Annadel in recognition of philanthropist Henry Trione, it cemented a piece of Oakmont history Henry Trione outside his that spans more than 150 Wild Oak home in May, 2013. years. (Photo by Ed Behen) Trione, who died in February 2015, made land and cash donations to create and sustain the 5,100 acres adjacent to Oakmont known as Annadel. The park got its original name from Samuel Hutchinson, who purchased what is now Oakmont and much of the parkland in 1871 and named his ranch “Anna’s Dell” (later Annadel) after his eldest daughter. Following Hutchinson’s death in 1934, the land was sold to Joe Coney, who in 1963 sold part of it to Oakmont developer H. N. Berger. But it was the sale of the rest of Coney’s land that ultimately led to the creation of the park and the adjacent area known as Wild Oak. The following article by Karen Krestensen on Trione and his legacy first appeared in Oakmont’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine. Henry Trione—philanthropist, entrepreneur, banker, winemaker, horseman, and family man—will forever be connected with the creation of Annadel State Park. Without his large donation to the fledgling State Park Foundation for the purchase of the land, the entire hillside might now be covered with homes. In 1963 the financially beleaguered Joe Coney, owner of the Annadel land, was forced to sell a slice of it to H. N. Berger of Fairfield for the construction of Oakmont and a golf course. When a large mortgage payment soon came due on the rest of the property, he realized he must sell the 5,100-acre parcel and abandon his thought of perhaps creating a subdivision of 4,000 homes near Lake Ilsanjo. Coney eventually defaulted on the mortgage, and the property was taken over by local businessman Wayne Valley, owner of Lakeworld Development Corp. Valley immediately launched his plans for “Santa Rosa Lakes,” a project of 6,000 homes and boating on Lake Ilsanjo. However, that project had to be abandoned due to the City of Santa Rosa’s requirement of underground utilities on new projects. The rocky and hilly terrain of the Annadel property prohibited this. Valley then met with Henry Trione, a friend and business associate in the ownership of the Oakland Raiders, to discuss what best to do with the property. See trione on page 9

Coffee with a Cop nJim Golway

All Oakmont residents are invited to Coffee with a Cop, a national community outreach program that comes to the Quail Inn Wednesday morning, Aug 17. “Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions, bring concerns and get to know our officers in casual, one-on-one conversation,” said Santa Rosa Police Sergeant Jeneane Kucker. Supported by the United States Department of Justice, the Santa Rosa police department initiated the Coffee with a Cop program over a year ago. Since then, eight community get-togethers have been held at local coffee shops and restaurants. When the Quail Inn management was asked if they would participate, they immediately accepted. “It sounds like a great thing for the community,” said restaurant manager, Richard Treglia. Kucker expects up to 10 officers to attend and often the Chief Hank Schreeder comes as well. “You can talk to the officers about anything,” Kucker said. “We want it to be a fun, informal way to get to know one another.” So, if you’re concerned about speeders or wonder what to do when you know someone is driving who shouldn’t be, or wish something could be done about phone scams and internet fraud, or just like to thank a local police officer for their service, come to the Quail Inn and have coffee (or beverage of your choice) with a cop. The event will be in the main dining room from 9–11 a.m. Wednesday, August 17.

Burgers at the Berger: OVA Invites All Residents to a BBQ nStaff Report

All Oakmonters are invited to a Labor Day Weekend BBQ. There will be burgers (and dogs) at the Berger lawn on Saturday, Sept. 3, 12 noon–2 p.m. It’s a community-wide event with free food, iced tea, lemonade, fun and friends the way to spend the holiday weekend: a BBQ with no fuss or muss. Let Big Boy’s Bar-B-Que do the cooking and shopping for you! Join us for music and laughter, under big shade tents for comfort. Come and make this an annual tradition! Please call the OVA in advance with your number of attendees at 539-1611. PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANTA ROSA, CA PERMIT NO. 323

August 15, 2016 • Volume 54, Number 16

Oakmont Canines Compete For Ribbons nStaff Reports

Oakmont Dog Show was standing room only. (Photo by Robert Starkey.)

Oakmont held its second dog show August 6, attracting some 60 canine competitors and whole bunch of spectator non-competitors who just came out for the sunshine and the fun. The two-hour event was hosted by Oakmont Village Association and featured 14 categories from Best Dressed to Longest Tail. The Cutest Breed, Most Radiant Rescue and Prettiest Eyes drew the largest groups of entrants. See dog show on page 13

OVA Board Approves Lease For New Office Space nAl Haggerty

The Oakmont Village Association Board of Directors approved a lease which will double its office space for about the same rent at an executive session preceding its Aug. 2 workshop at the East Recreation Center. The five-year lease, with two five-year options, is for 4,768 square feet for $3,854 a month in the Benson building behind the Umpqua Bank on Oakmont Drive. It is the same building which housed the OVA offices until they moved into the medical building on Oakmont Drive, where they occupy 2,086 square feet for $3,848 a month. Board President Andie Altman said she would be signing the lease with KBJ Properties of Santa Rosa as soon a final copy is available. Association manager Cassie Turner said the city of Santa Rosa is expected to return final plans for remodeling the office space within six weeks and work is expected to start on or before Sept. 15. Four contractors will submit bids and estimates of the cost could be available at the Aug. 16 board meeting. The remodeled space will include three conference rooms of varying size to accommodate different needs. One room will be used for an improved program to welcome new residents, who are currently handed a new residents’ packet at the office counter. There will a waiting room with seating so that residents don’t have to stand while waiting for service at the counter. All the office employees will have offices or separate See office space on page 10


The Oakmont News / August 15, 2016

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Oakmont Telephone Directory Deadline

Landscape Improvement Committee

nOVA Administration

nAlan Scott

The deadline for first-time listings or changes to a current listing for the 2017 Oakmont Telephone Directory is October 15. All entries/changes must be made on an “Oakmont Resident Fact Sheet,” available in the OVA Office during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. It is also available online at or in your current 2016 Directory on page 41.

During the LIC August meeting, Rick Aubert reported on the problems with the old irrigation pipe to the lawn bowling which is falling apart enough to frequently plug the sprinkler heads. Since repairing these heads is labor intensive and therefore expensive, Rick and True North, our landscapers, are working on a permanent solution as fast as possible. The two ill Redwood trees are removed and soon to be replaced with three Redwoods in 24-inch boxes with a height of 8–10 feet. Since these trees will receive irrigation, we expect them to grow quickly. Pots at centers are to be replanted and a new one purchased. The planting project at the entrance to the West Rec. in conjunction with the landscaping of the Mesa Oak HOA continues to more along. Planning continues for the horse-shoe pits at the West Rec. And also there, the walkway along the lower parking-lot is to receive cobble stones between the lot and the macadam walk (we’ve never gotten plants to grow well there). Finally the talk at LIC is on the Fall/Winter flowers for the Berger Center. Icelandic poppies, violas and cymbidium are mentioned. Whatever happens, we guarantee lots of color.

New Procedures For Room Reservations and Usage nOVA Administration

Oakmont is conducting a study on the attendance at all uses of our facilities. This includes all of the spaces able to be reserved in the East Rec., West Rec., Berger, and CAC. This information is needed to assist the Central Project Committee and Board of Directors to make informed decisions concerning space needs. The new procedure of collecting this information will commence on September 1. We are asking that all facilitators, instructors or group leads make sure that a sign-in sheet, supplied by OVA in each facility, will be completed for each reserved time slot whether it is daily, weekly, monthly or as needed. We expect to have this procedure in place for at least 3-4 months. Forms will be made available in each room/space and will be available in the OVA Office as well. Forms must be completed and returned prior to the next reservation for the group. Please return the forms to the office or E-mail them to Marsha Zolkower at Future reservations and use of the rooms and space will be contingent upon your cooperation with this new procedure. Thank you for your cooperation.

Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee nSuzanne Cassell, OEPC

Residents Forum: September 15, 2 pm, Berger Center PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND!

The Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee holds three times a year a Residents Forum to inform and educate the Oakmont residents about the importance of being prepared for major disasters. The focus of the September gathering will be to get ready for the next earthquake. Because of where we live, surrounded by earthquake faults, it’s not a question of “if” but “when” the next earthquake will happen. There are plenty of things you can do right now to prepare and, by attending the upcoming forum, you will learn what they are. Here is an overview of the program: • Power Point presentation “Be Prepared Oakmont” including a simulation of an earthquake; • Video on what to do during an earthquake; • Questions and Answers; • Raffle of door prizes (emergency items); • Demonstration/Exhibition Tables: Communication, COPE, Emergency Preparedness for Pets, Home Emergency Supplies, Go Bag. Mark your calendar!


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League of Oakmont Maintained Areas Association nJohn Renwick


The Common Interest Development Open Meeting Act (Davis-Stirling § 4900) sets the requirements for Association Board meetings. A few of the highlights: § 4920 requires that association members be given notice of the time and place of a board meeting. The notice shall contain the agenda for the meeting. Exceptions for emergency meeting, timing of notice and various methods of notification are listed. § 4930: The board of directors of the association may not discuss or take action on any item at a nonemergency meeting unless the item was placed on the agenda included in the notice that was posted and distributed. A member of the association who is not a member of the board is not prohibited from speaking on issues not on the agenda. The Code lists other requirements and should be reviewed by board members. The Open Meeting Act may be found in the Community Association Statute Book 2014 Edition (distributed to all associations in June 2014. The 2015 and 2016 updates were distributes with the Handbook Update in June 2016 by LOMAA). Next Board Meeting: Monday, August 29, 12 noon, Room B General Meeting: “Insurance,” Wednesday, September 7, 7 p.m., West Recreation

Genealogy Club nMelinda Price


The next meeting of the Genealogy Club will be on August 22 at 1 p.m. at the West Rec., and the program will be “What’s New on the Internet!” George McKinney will give us his annual update on the changes and new websites for genealogy research. Also, beginning with this meeting we’ll try a new feature in our meetings, where we’ll split into “new researchers” and “experienced researchers” and give each group a chance to discuss specific questions of interest. We’re going to try to spend a lot of time this year helping members, particularly new researchers, to discuss their progress and questions. Feel free to bring specific or general questions or concerns you may have.

Classes this Fall

There will be two genealogy classes at the Computer Learning Center this fall! One will be for Beginning Genealogy (October 3 and 5 from 10 a.m.– 12 noon), and the other will be an all day session for Intermediate Research Skills (Saturday, October 8). Watch for sign-up information in the Oakmont News. It is highly recommended that newbies and intermediate researchers take some or all of these classes if possible. The Genealogy Club meets in the West Rec. Center on the fourth Monday of each month (except June, July and December) at 1 p.m. This is a permanent change of time. There are no club dues, and everyone is welcome to attend our meetings, both newbies and experienced researchers. For further information about genealogy or club activities please visit our website at: www. If you have research questions or would like to receive our E-newsletter, then E-mail:


The Oakmont News / August 15, 2016

The Oakmont News / August 15, 2016


Golf News



nChuck Wood


Senior Men’s Club

nJohn Williston

The Oakmont Golf Club’s Board of Directors has appointed a Nominating Committee to develop a slate of qualified candidates for the November election of Directors to fill the three vacancies on the board at the end of this year: 2016 is the last year of the three-year terms for Debbie Kiddoo, John Weston and Chuck Wood. The members of the Nominating Committee are: Nancy Shaw, Committee Chair, 322-2344,; Sallie Wood, (415) 3093484,; Tom Kendrick, 8886334,; and Linda Yates, 538-3636, Any OGC member in good standing may serve as a director. This Fall three directors will be elected for a new three-year term which begins in January, 2017. Our OGC bylaws state that there will be at least two candidates for each of these three vacancies on the board. If you are interested in being a nominee for the board or have a suggestion as to an OGC member who should be considered as a candidate, please contact any member of the Nominating Committee as soon as possible. Nomination of a qualified OGC member may also be made by a petition supported by the signatures of not less than 25 members (excluding the nominee). Petitions must be submitted to the Nominating Committee by October 14. This year’s Candidates’ Night will be held in late October at the Quail Inn. More about the Candidates’ Night will be forthcoming. Ballots will be mailed out to all OGC members no later than November 4 with the ballots due back by November 16.

The last Home and Home play date for the Oakmont Seniors was held with the Richmond Country Club Monday, July 25, which started in a chill fog and rapidly evolved into the summer weather we enjoy here. Ten teams combined players from both clubs in a Point Par format. The top three teams were awarded prizes:


First place: Bucky Peterson, Rick Warfel, and John Shudlick, 108 points. Second Place: Wally Juchert, Art Hastings, and Dave Pearson, 107 points. Third Place: Gary Smith, Frank Zelko, and Dick Hunter, 103 points. Closest-to-the-pins: Richmond, John Shudlick; Oakmont, John Williston. The scene now shifts to the last three away events at Moraga, Richmond, and the ever-popular Marin Country clubs. All three are fine venues which can offer us memorable experiences. The August 2 visit to the Windsor Golf Club was scheduled too late to be covered in this issue of the Oakmont News but will be reported in Sept. 1 paper.


9-Hole Thursday Women’s Club

nValerie Boot


Barbara Robinson and Kris Peters did an outstanding job of organizing the Mad Hatters Red Tee game of the Niners and 18-Hole Thursday Ladies. Thirty-two players played an 18-Hole, Putts Only Tournament followed by a lunch at the Quail Inn Deck. Keeping with the theme there was a Crazy Hats contest too. And wow, Linda Frediani got a hole-in-one on hole #16!

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JULY SWEEPS RESULTS July 2, 34 players, Front Nine

First flight: first tie, Barbara Goodman, Shy Baxter; third, Maria Mar; fourth tie, Ruth Levy, Linda Yates. Second flight: first, Peggy Lash; second, Elaine Foote; third, Kay Wittes. Third flight: first, Elisabeth LaPointe; second, Norma Person; third, Christine Rexford; fourth, Ada Branstetter; fifth, Deborah Jaffee. Fourth flight: first, Joan McDonnell; second tie, Cathie Cunningham, Barbara Bowman; fourth, Marie Crimaldi; fifth, Henni Williston. Start getting in more practice if you plan to participate in the Niners Club Championship September 1 and 8, both on East Front. Following Sept. 8 there will be a General Meeting and Luncheon at the East Clubhouse. Look for signup in the East Pro Shop. Coming up: WRENS Play Day at Mt. St. Helena on September 15 Look forward to seeing you all at the Member and Guest Invitational Luncheon.


The Oakmont News / August 15, 2016

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18-Hole Tuesday & Thursday Women’s Club


Wednesday Men’s Club

nRick Warfel



July 19: Eileen Beltrano was low gross of the field of 30 players. First flight: first, Joan Seliga; second tie, Kathy Mokricky, July Early, Ginny Manos; fifth, Marie Pierce. Second flight: first tie, Linda Yates, Charlene Buchold, Lynn Davis; fourth, Patty Schulze; fifth, Piilani Edwards. Third flight: first, Tammy Siela; second, Elaine Foote; third, Laurie Vree; fourth, Christy Rexford; fifth, Carol Locke; sixth, Patti Schweizer. July 26: Kathy Mokricky was low gross of the field of 36 players. First flight: first, Judy Early; second tie, Kathy Mokricky and Joan Seliga; fourth, Kris Peters. Second flight: first, Judy DuPort; second, Linda Kilpatrick; third, Charlene Buchold; fourth, Marie Delagnes; fifth tie, Ro Nicholson and Piilani Edwards. Third flight: first, Shy Baxter; second tie, Laurie Vree and Mary Jobson; fourth, Elaine Foote; fifth tie, Carol Sharpe and Ellie Baciocco. Fourth flight: first, Jane O’Toole; second, Linda Frediani; third tie, Susan Chauncy and Vicki Eschelbach; fifth, Patti Schweizer.


July 14: Thursday Women’s Group joined with the Niner’s Group for the “Red Tee Party!” There were 32 players in all—16 from each club. The winner of the Crazy Hat Contest was Carol Locke! The big news of the day was that Linda Frediani had a hole-in-one on #16! Congratulations, Linda! First flight: first, Linda Paul and Henni Williston; second, Kelly Downey and Barbara James; third, Nancy DeSousa and Linda Yates; fourth, Carol Locke and Elaine Foote; fifth, Karen Sites and Barbara Robinson. Second flight: first, Vanita Collins and Josie DiBenedetto; second, Jane O’Toole and Cathie Cunningham; third, Leslie Wiener and Ellie Baciocco; fourth, Cindy Carroll and Tammy Siela; fifth, Chris Carter and Debbie Jaffe. July 28 eight players participated in North Bay Team Play at Richmond Country Club. On Monday, August 1, Oakmont hosted NBTP on our West Course. Two more rounds in August at Fountain Grove and Stonetree will finish out our season. If you enjoy Match Play with a partner, consider joining the team for 2017!

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First place, Chuck Wood/Joel Goodman, 48; second place, Art Boot/Dan Sienes, 49; third place, Jim Spangler/Bob Ure, 50.5. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Bob Ure, 35’8”; #16— Chuck Wood, 18’1”.


First place tie, John Munkacsy, Dan Levin and Joe Lash, 65; fourth place, Dan Sienes, 66; fifth place tie, Rich Silvas and Bob Ure, 67. Closest-to-the-pin: #16—Tony D’Agosta, 32’10”.


First flight (6.5–16.5): first, Mike Hull and Gary Smith, 99; second tie, Shelly Brodsky and Tom Parker, and B. Branstetter and F. Giannini, 100. Second flight (17.5–23.0): first, Randy Kephart and Rick Warfel, 100; second, Bob Thompson and Lou Lari, 103; third, Tom Wayne and Charlie Huff, 104. Third flight (24.0–35.5): first, Dennis DeSousa and Bob Flores, 100; second, Ed Pierson and Wayne Shomaker, 103; third, Jack Haggerty and Art Hastings, 106. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 0–19): #8—Tom Parker, 5’0”; #13—Jim Scinto, 3’2”; #16—Tom Parker, 1’9”. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 20–up): #8—Tom Wayne, 21’8”; #13—Dennis DeSousa, 7’1”; #16—Tom Finnerty, 3’2”.


First place: Dan Levin/Wayne Mickaelian, 63.5; second place, Gary Stone/Tony D’Agosta, 64.5; third place, Joe Lash/Rich Silvas, 66.5. Closest-to-the-pin #16: Handicap 0–24, Chuck Wood, 5’6”; Handicap 25–up, Jim Spangler, 57’2”.

Golf tips

If you want to get better at golf, go back and take it up at a much earlier age. When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls. photo by Robert Couse-Baker

Linda Yates (left) and Nancy DeSousa (right) at the Red Tee Party!

First flight: first, Bob Giddings, Bob Hartsock, Mike Doyle and Sal Cesario, 57.2; second, Mike Hull, Danny Crobbe, Andy Frauenhofer and Gary Smith, 58.8. Second flight: first, Tom Wayne, Bud Simi and Scott Ricci, 58.6; second, Charlie Huff, Denny Mool, Bill Smith and Rick Yates, 62.1. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 0–19): #8—Mike Isola, 2’8”; #13—Roy Manos, 13’9”; #16—Randy Kephart, 7’0”. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 20–up): #8—Jack Haggerty, 22’8”; #13—Scott Ricci, 18’5”; #16—Ed Pierson, 21’10”; #5—John Williston, 23’7”.

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9-Hole Monday Men’s Club

nTony D’Agosta

Be sure to sign up in advance for our August 29 Niner Mixer. Niner members will be playing with other Niner members. You need to sign up in advance so we can make the pairings and the foursomes. With an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, the game will be two-man best ball. The sign-up sheet is in the Pro Shop. On August 22 the game will be Three Club Monte. You will only be allowed to have three clubs and your putter in your bag. September 12 will be our first round of two rounds for our 2016 Club Championship. The crowned champion is the player who has the lowest net total of the two-round event. You must play in both rounds to qualify for the championship. Happy Golfing!

Sweeps Results for July 18 Individual Low Net, 27 Players

First place: Joe Lash with a net 29. Second place tie: Pat Hart and Ron Bickert, both with a net 29.5. Fourth place tie: Rich Silvas and Tony Apolloni, both with a net 30. Sixth place: David Beach with a net 30.5. Seventh place tie: Tom Massip and Noel Schween, both with a net 31. Ninth place tie: Wayne Mickaelian and Don Schulte, both with a net 31.5. Closest-to-the-pin: Keith Wise, 19’6”; Ron Bickert, 20’8”; Wendell Freeman, 29’11”.

Sweeps Results for July 25 Two-Man Scramble, 11 Teams

First place: Bob Thorsen and Jim Norem with a net 22.5. Second place: Gary Stone and Tony D’Agosta with a net 24.25. Third place: Keith Wise and Noel Schween with a net 24.75. Fourth place: Garth Stevick and Greg Carpenter with a net 25.75. Closest-to-the-pin: Neil Huber, 18’3”.

Nominate A Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal nJeff Davis

Oakmont residents are already geared up and making plans for this year’s 12th Annual Oakmont Veterans Day Parade. Arrangements for participating veterans, vehicles of all shapes and sizes, colorful decorations and festivities afterwards are all underway. Now is the time for residents to nominate a Grand Marshal for the Wednesday, November 11 parade. Please send the nominee’s name, branch of the military, conflict(s) in which he/she served, details of service, awards and other pertinent information that you feel might help the selection process to Jay Cobb at 8834 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409 or to Nominations must be received by Friday, September 16. Oakmont counts among its residents many Vets with distinguished records. Help us to show them the recognition they deserve.


The Oakmont News / August 15, 2016

Single Boomers Social Club

nCarolita Carr

August 25, 6:30 PM, East Rec. Center Ice Cream and…? Mixer

The “and” is what is going to be special about this event. We will have the ice cream you bring a topping to share. That would be the usual-chopped nuts, maraschino cherries, chocolate, you get the idea. But how about visiting either Bottle Barn or BevMo and checking out the liqueurs? Kahlua? Crème de Menthe? Amaretto? See if there is anything else you’d like to try on ice cream. We will also be asking for cookies to go with the ice cream concoctions. So if you have a great cookie recipe, bake a batch and bring a dozen. Let’s give our sweet tooth (teeth?) something to cheer about. In addition to our August Mixer, don’t forget the other events where we will have a presence: Live Music at the Quail Inn: Thursday, August 18, 6–9 p.m. Boomers party “Hot August Night:” Berger Center, August 20, 5–9 p.m.

And the circle of friends grows stronger

We had such fun at our July White Elephant mixer that we gained even more new members. Single Boomers Social Club welcomes Ed, Debbie, Gale, and Valli. We look forward to your active participation. We encourage any single person who is active and wants to have good times to join us. We try to have at least two activities a month. And as you make friends, you will find yourself invited along to other events in the area. It’s always more fun to go somewhere with

friends than by yourself. Speaking of that gift exchange mixer, we had quite a crowd and a lot of fun. The pizza was a big hit as well. The gifts were unique to say the least. Sharon showed real determination snaring the wooden duck. And I’m very glad that those chimney candle holders that were just taking up space in my house found a happy home. Plus my dogs love the flying pig! If you aren’t thrilled with the gift you got, hang on to it and you can bring it back when we do this again.

Richard in his element.

for special invitations and E-mail Shout Outs regarding new events. Other than this column, this is our only method of communication. Join us by filling out the attached application form, or pick up one in the Single Boomers Social Club folder at the OVA office.

At the Gift Exchange.

A few of us traveled to Sonoma-Cutrer winery to enjoy the music of the group Peter, Paul, Murray and Young on a recent Sunday. In reality they are our member, Richard McDaniel and three of his friends. It was a great afternoon—good wine, good music and good friends. They will be playing there again on August 28, from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Members, remember to check your E-mail inboxes


Please complete this form and return it to the OVA SBSC folder, along with your check for $ 12 to: SBSC Name_________________________________________________________________ Date___________________ Address_______________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail (important to receive Evites and Shout-outs)_________________________________________________ Phone________________________________

By signing below, I agree to review, accept and abide by the SBSC bylaws (copies available in SBSC folder). Signature:____________________________________________________________________

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The Oakmont News / August 15, 2016

Let’s Dance Together!

nTerry Whitten

WHAT: Beginning Jitterbug Swing dance classes— continued from July WHEN: Wednesdays, August 17 and 24, 3:45–5 p.m. (requires knowledge of basic Jitterbug Swing steps taught in July—see below) WHERE: Lower West Rec. COST: $9 pp for single class. $7 pp for two or more classes purchased in advance at beginning of class. Continue the fun we started in July with partner dance classes! Additional Jitterbug Swing classes will continue in August. The classes on Wednesdays, August 17 and 24 will teach new material building on the steps taught in July. Experience with leading or following the following steps is needed: Basic Step, Outside and Inside Underarm Turns for Follower, Leader’s Underarm Turn, Heel Rocks, Cradle. A different partner dance will be taught in September and will likely be Nightclub 2-Step. We will eventually have classes in Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa, Tango and others. Check future issues of the Oakmont News for the dates and dance to be taught. No partners required. We will rotate partners during the classes. Aside from being fun and a great way to get exercise, a number of studies have shown that dancing on a regular basis may reduce the possibility of cognitive decline and may actually increase mental acuity. If you were unable to take the July classes and would like to attend the August classes, please contact me first to see if it is possible. You can E-mail me (Terry Whitten) at or call me at (415) 265-7590 (cell) or 539-6265 (home.) I hope to see you on the dance floor!

Lawn Bowling

nGreg Goodwin

For over three years, it’s been my pleasure to write this column for the Oakmont Lawn Bowling Club. It all started when Phil Bowman needed a little break and I volunteered as the club’s “cub” mild-mannered reporter. For the historians, my initial column started June 1, 2013. I’ve reported about tournaments, the condition of our green, Demo Days, Brown Bag Meetings, social events, League play, After Five events and Lawn Bowling in general. I hope the readers (I think of you as my fans) have enjoyed my writings. Now it’s time for someone else to pen club activities. I’m very grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to encourage my neighbors to begin exercising, socializing and learning about lawn bowling. It’s a great sport. It’s been a great run and with that being said, I now put to bed my last column. Thank you all.


To be seen, to be heard, to be embraced and to be understood. Seniors sometimes are ignored by the young. We live in a society that is disposable and constantly wanting the newest and latest “whatever.” I’ve written many articles about seniors exercising, socializing, watching their diet and, in this my final column, the importance of “being a senior.” To be seen, one must show up; to be heard, speak up; to be embraced, get close to one another; to be understood, work at understanding. This message might help you be visible, but do you see and recognize others? Try saying “hello,” “good morning” and more often, say “good bye—hope to see you again.” Try waving or tipping your hat to a person. You make a difference! You aren’t disposable! You are important! See you on the green!


Over 20 members of the Bocce Club showed up to share fun, food and renew friendships with lawn bowlers on Tuesday, July 12. Tony Lachowicz and Gary Scott organized the event. We all were pleasantly surprised with relief on that hot summer day. First, Mother Nature cooperated by providing a gentle breeze just before the 5 p.m. start time. The second relief came when the sprinkler system started a few moments later and the Jeff congratulating crowd was misted as Chuck Wood. the breeze carried the cooling waters on the contestants attempting to win prizes during the “Jack in the Box” contest. In total, seven players each won a bottle of wine, but the first to score was Chuck Wood. Congratulations to all the winners.


Back in June 2013, this column ended with an open invitation to all Oakmonters who were curious about what lawn bowlers actually do. To find out, I encouraged you to stop by the green around 9:15 a.m. any day except Sunday and ask a member how to get started. It’s true today as it was then. Lawn Bowling is easy, it’s fun. Give it a try.

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nStephanie Wrightson

Tennis Club


OTC chefs will be grilling burgers, veggie burgers and hotdogs for members and guests on the East Rec. patio, Friday, August 19, 5:30 p.m. Pizza appetizer, soda, water, set-ups provided. Bring a dish to feed 6-8: last names beginning with A–F, dessert; G–Z, salad or side dish. BYOB. Sign up by August 16, 4:30 p.m. using the coupon below. Music provided. Get your barbecue on—it will be a blast! If you have questions or want to help, contact Cinda Gough, Social Director, 537-9763.


Sign up for the August 27 Women’s Doubles Tournament no later than August 23; for the September 10 Men’s Doubles Tournament no later


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One option was to sell it to the Parks Department, the idea for which originated with Joe Coney. Having obtained an option on the property from Valley, Trione then led the effort to finance buying the property for the purpose of establishing a park. In 1971, after complex negotiations, with donations coming from many sources—federal, private and corporate—the money was raised to buy the 4,100 acres of land for a park. The brand new State Parks Foundation got involved during the fund-raising stage and took on the Annadel property as its first project. Henry Trione donated the last amount of cash needed to buy the property, somewhere between $450,000 and $1,000,000, depending on the information source. It’s safe to say that without Henry Trione, the local treasure named Annadel State Park would not exist. Henry Trione is a modest man, a businessman who was good at what he did and who prospered as a result. You will not find his name on a building or structure in Sonoma County, though he has given millions to major institutions and countless nonprofit organizations. Did you know he founded Empire College or that he was instrumental in the growth of Wells Fargo Bank, or that he was a leader in creating the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts? He once owned Geyser Peak Winery for many years before selling it. The family is once again making wine at the Trione Vineyards and Winery. Prior to creation of the park, Trione had purchased the smaller parcel of land on which now sits the Wild Oak Saddle Club and polo fields. He deeded it to his sons, Victor and Mark, who developed Wild Oak and still own the clubhouse and field, where polo matches are held during the season. Trione was a horseman and avid polo player in his younger years. He enjoyed horseback riding and had been a polo player for 35 years. He represented the U.S. amateur team internationally and was inducted into Florida’s Polo Hall of Fame in 2008. A riding accident nearly ended his life in 1990. A former Democratic congressman, Doug Bosco, says of Trione that his manners are from “a bygone era when modesty and humility better served a man’s interests, an era when people were gentlemen.” He came from humble beginnings, growing up in Fortuna, the son of a baker. In spite of his wealth, he remains a gentleman of the “old school” who believes in giving back to his community. His first wife Madalyne, died in 2002. He subsequently married a longtime friend Eileen in 2006. They split their time between their homes in Wild Oak and Palm Desert. Now in his 90s, Henry and Eileen Trione live in the hills with a view of Oakmont and the Polo Field. When he looks in another direction, his crowning achievement, Annadel State Park, spreads out. Yet, he is quoted as saying during an interview, in response to praise for his accomplishments, “I don’t do anything” and “I wouldn’t call it genius at all.”

Alice Chen with Sean during Grandparents’ Week.

Parker with Barbara Bobkiewicz and Eva McGinn (coordinator along with Chuck Hinckley).

than September 6. Register on the OTC website ( or contact Doug ( or 303-9493239) or George ( or 843-4527), and provide your (and your partner’s) contact information and tournament level (A or B/C). Meet at the West Courts (unless instructed otherwise) at 8 a.m. where coffee and light refreshments will be served (contact George if contributing refreshment). Play will be held at both East and West with separate competitions for the A and B/C groups. No partner? If available, we’ll pair you with another single registrant in your competition group.

or bring potluck for your table; BYOB. Members who shared their E-mail address with the OTC will receive an E-mail invitation with the boxed meal menu and registration specifics. Everyone else will need to check the September 1 issue of the Oakmont News or the OTC website for details.


Save the date—OTC is throwing a birthday party for everyone! Surprises, birthday cake and a live rockin’ blues band—The Blues Burners, Friday, September 16, 5:30–9 p.m., Berger Center for only $15 per member. Either pre-purchase a boxed meal


In accordance with OTC bylaws, a Nominations Committee was established to select nominees for the 2017 OTC Board of Directors. The committee members are Rey Frimmersdorf (Chair), Peter Boyle, Stephanie Curry, Dennis Boaz and Young Ran (Kay) Kim. Dues-paying members may contact a committee member this month if they wish to be considered for a position. The nominees’ names will be announced in the October 1 Oakmont News. Save the date: the annual membership meeting will convene on Wednesday, October 12, 4:30 p.m., East Rec. In addition to the slate of nominees, nominations will be taken from the floor before a vote is taken. And, then, we party.

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Oakmont HEARS

Hearing, Education, Advocacy, Research, Support nJohn Taylor, HEARS President

Next HEARS meeting: October 11, 1 PM, East Rec. Center Dr. Marincovich: Lip Reading and Listening

A lively and informative HEARS meeting on July 19 was attended by about 60 Oakmonters. Presenters were Bill Diles and Dan Auble of Kenwood Hearing who discussed hearing aid technology and related auxiliary capabilities and fielded many questions. Following them, Susan Hart described an NIH program that provides free caption phones to hearing impaired individuals, and then demonstrated the phone and collected applications. I have been testing one for many weeks. With an incoming call, I listen with both ears using its good speakerphone and then check what I didn’t clearly decipher using the displayed text. If you need hearing aids, get them. If you have them, wear them. All day, every day (some can be worn in the shower but not while swimming!). Your brain has to be trained to work with them. If they hurt, if they are too noisy, if your own voice doesn’t sound right, if they whistle, if you miss a lot in conversations, whatever the reason for not wearing them, go back and get them fixed/adjusted. This may take multiple visits. In any case go back every 4-5 months and get them and your hearing checked out. Don’t put up with not hearing. If you think other folks are looking at you and thinking bad thoughts about you wearing hearing aids, forget it, really—nobody gives a rip. Here’s an imperfect but kind of sporty way to give your hearing a little test using your computer speakers. First, turn down the volume on your computer speakers (this to make sure that the first tone doesn’t come on too loud). Then sign on to a tone generator at http://www. and hit PLAY. It will start with a 440 hz tone (A above middle C, standard musical tuning frequency). Next, turn up your speaker volume to a comfortable hearing level. Then move the tone generator bar up and down the frequency (hz) scale and see at which high and low frequencies you can no longer hear the tone. Be aware that the frequency response of the computer system can be a major factor in what you don’t hear. Try it with and without hearing aids. But, don’t panic if you can’t hear below 100 hz or above 4,000 hz, it could be the limits of your speaker system. If you have problems hearing above 4,000 or below 100, consider getting a real hearing test. Have fun! Also, remember that the f, s, th sounds are around 4,000 hz, so if you can’t hear that frequency you’ll have problems distinguishing words that start with those letters. The HEARS group exists to improve hearing for Oakmont residents. Please make known your suggestions for meeting subjects and information desired, attend the HEARS meetings, and get on the HEARS E-mail list at

Ladies Canasta Club nJoan Johnson

Remember years ago when you played Canasta? Why not do it again? Our club here in Oakmont would welcome new members who enjoy cards and friendship. Come join us on Monday at 11:45 a.m. in the Central Activities Center and be instructed in the Oakmont version of the fame. We are a very relaxed group and welcome new members to come and join us. Hope to see you soon! For more information, call Joan at 539-2806 or Rose at 538-3873.

Quilting Bee nElizabeth McDonnell

Nancy O’Brien generously gave of her time and talent to teach a two-fabric, reverse appliqué sewing technique to a “hive” of Bees. There is a bit of preparation involved before one can sit down to hand appliqué and Nancy immediately got everyone started transferring their patterns to their fabrics. Lacking light boxes, windows worked well and soon everyone was busy. Quite a few members attended the July 10 sewing day. Mary Ann Allen showed an appliquéd fox she made, while Yvonne Draper was busy paper piecing hexagons. Skipper Taylor was working on her needle turn appliqué project and Barbara Cortelyou was focused on a “row” project. Nancy O’Brien gave several in the group refresher appliqué help as they worked on their projects. Congratulations to Robin Gibeson of our Quilting Bee, whose GMA flower garden quilt was chosen as “Quilt of the Day” on the Quilt Show website of Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims ( Robin showed us the quilt and explained its history during the show and tell portion of our business meeting.

Robin Gibson.

Congratulations go as well to Carol Jarvis who had several quilts entered in the Sonoma County Fair. She won several blue ribbons and a red ribbon. Celeste White showed a roll-up tote she made to take along in her purse for shopping. Lisa shared a beautiful quilt created with green fabric scraps and with the hope of using up her green fabric collection. Tomi Speed showed a quilt she found at a yard sale that had some ugly fabric on it. She removed the offending fabric along the edge and is finishing the binding. Barbara Arnold showed her finished quilt top started in Nancy O’Brien’s class and received a round of applause. Cathy Rapp showed us how to fold a plastic shopping bag into a tiny unit that easily fits in one’s purse and showed us the start of her appliqué quilt from Nancy’s class. Laura Lamar showed beautiful old log cabin blocks she found at a garage sale and is putting together for a pillow. Carol Jarvis showed us a pieced and appliquéd quilt top she and her daughter made as a wedding gift for Carol’s grandson and his fiancée. The center was made in the wedding ring design with oak leaves and branches appliquéd around the edges. Susan MacKenzie showed blocks in the New York Beauties pattern she made with her aborigine fabrics and told us she will add some beads as embellishment. Julie Jones told us she bought a packet of 10” squares all in a “chocolate” theme. She hopes to finish her chocolate quilt and show it at our Christmas party. It will be fun to see these projects move along and eventually the finished wall hangings. The Quilting Bee meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays in the Arts and Crafts room in the Central Activities Center, from 1–4 p.m. both days. For further information please call me at 538-2523.

Susan Cobos and Vickie Jackanich transferring their pattern.

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work spaces instead of the open area, called the “pit,” which several employees now share. Summing up, Turner said the new offices will include practical improvements and provide advantages which result in a “more professional” atmosphere. As the board continues to consider the future of the Berger Center, it heard a report from Kevin Zucco, a principal with ZFA Structural Engineers, who evaluated the building structure and what would be involved in various options, including adding a second story, adding a lobby and reconfiguring the inside by moving or adding walls. Director Frank Batchelor, who attended an earlier meeting with Zucco, said the second story concept had been ruled out because it would require meeting current codes and drive up the costs dramatically. Zucco said a new lobby could be built as a freestanding building not connected to the current building. Otherwise, adding 10% to the building’s space would require expensive upgrades to meet current codes. Asked if OVA could be forced to upgrade eventually, Zucco said only if the building is changed or the law changes. In a discussion of OVA asset reserve funding, which sets aside money to replace assets other than buildings as they wear out, it was generally agreed that the current fund of $300,000 is what one director called “completely inadequate.” The directors appeared to be seeking a “sweet spot” somewhere between $300,000 and $1 million. Turner said current reserves don’t take into account costs increases necessary to meet building code changes and ADA requirements. A proposal to move the current catastrophe fund of $120,000 into the asset reserves ran into trouble when questions arose about whether such a move would be legal and possible tax implications. It was agreed that further study is necessary. A discussion of what qualifies as board policy and what qualifies as board rules came to a quick end when Batchelor volunteered to categorize the current list of policies and rules. There was general agreement that the current list of policies includes things which should be listed as rules. The subject of pet waste nuisance and possible solutions ranged from an expensive and awkward process of checking pet waste for DNA to the conclusion of Altman that we try “keep on top of this.” Approaching those causing the nuisance appeared to be the solution of choice. There was unanimous board support for starting an employee year-end appreciation fund with voluntary donations from residents. The fund would go to 15 employees and would not include Turner, maintenance manager Rick Aubert or executive administrative assistant Cathy Dougherty. Turner, who said other associations have similar programs, will work out the details on how to inform residents of the fund without incurring extra expense.


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Oakmont Garden Club

nSue Rowlands

nPeggy Dombeck

Thursday Evening Pinochle

Join us at the Activities Center in the card room on the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays of each month. Arrive by 6:15 .m. We draw for partners just before 6:30 p.m. and play starts promptly after that. We change partners after each game of four hands. Need to brush up? Come at 6 p.m. for practice play. Singles and couples are welcome. There are no membership dues. Cost for the evening is $1 and money is awarded to the top scores for the evening.

Looking for daytime pinochle?

We also meet every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. in the Activities Center card room. This is a wonderful way to learn pinochle or brush up on your game, as well as for experienced players. Arrive shortly before 9 a.m. We draw for partners, so singles or couples are welcome. Cost is 25¢ per game, paid to the winners. For information or questions call Chuck or me at 537-7498.


“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of Nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of Grace.”—May Sarton There is no garden club meeting in August. Happy gardening!


WHAT: Dave Gould, Master Gardener, will speak on “Gardening 101, the Basics” WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, September 20, Berger Center TIME: Coffee, tea and socializing at 9:30 a.m., followed by the meeting from 10–11:15 a.m.


• Pick up fallen fruit to discourage fungal growth and pests. • Monitor for spider mites by looking for fine webbing on plants. Minimize the chance of

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Put the OVA Website On Your Devices

Grandparents’ Week Gets an A for All Ages

New Picnic Tables at the East Rec.

nStaff Report

Go quickly to the Oakmont News online by putting the paper’s icon on your smartphone or tablet. It’s easy, and makes the OVA website a touch away. Here’s how.

On an iPhone or iPad

Start your “Safari” browser. Enter the Oakmont website: Click on it. When the page appears, press the “share” button at the bottom of your screen. It looks like a small box, with an arrow pointing up. On the screen that pops up, click on the icon labeled “Add to Home Screen.” You will see the “Add Bookmark Screen.” Click on “Add.” The “Oakmont Village” icon will now appear on your home screen. Simply click on it to go direct to the newspaper’s site.

Oakmont picnic lovers now enjoy shiny new tables at the East Recreation Center’s pond area. For those who wish to have a private picnic event, reservations can be made through the OVA office. Otherwise the tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. (Staff photo)

From an Android Device

Click on your device’s browser (Chrome or other). In the browser’s URL bar, type the OVA website address: When you reach the website, press the three dots at the top right corner of the URL. A screen will pop up with a menu of choices. Select “add to homescreen.” A pop will offer a choice to cancel or add. Press “add.” The Oakmont home page will now appear on your home screen. Click it to go direct to the site. You can use these steps to add other shortcuts to your home screen. Just substitute the site’s web address for the Oakmont Village address in these instructions. For instance, you can add a direct link to this newspaper’s site by using the address www.

Dead Ringer Horseshoe Club nRay Haverson

Attention All Horseshoe Pitchers

If you like to pitch horseshoes, meet some great people, have some fun and get some exercise then this may be the club for you! No experience needed, just a good attitude and a willingness to have a great time and meet some new people. The horseshoe pits are located behind the Central Swimming Pool. Our next meet will be on Thursday, August 18; start times are 9–10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Please let me know what times you would like to play and let’s get outside and have some fun in the sun. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 539-6666 or E-mail me at

Oakmont Art Association nPhilip Wilkinson

Summer is slow for the Art Association, and the only event has been the plein air painting group capturing scenes around Oakmont. The next paintouts will be August 9 and 23. E-mail me at docsevo@, if you want to join them. Saturday August 13 is the changeover day for paintings hanging in the Berger and other rooms. Bring your works at 9:30 a.m. to the Berger if you want them displayed. Our first General Meeting is Friday, September 9. We will have a docent from the de Young talking about the Ed Rushka exhibition that will be coming shortly. The grandchildren had center stage for the July week that’s become an Oakmont tradition. The 2016 event offered up a full load of fun that put the kids on the courts, from tennis to bocce. Hands-on crafts included puppet making, Zentangle, robotics and even pasta making. The photos here by Kathy Sowers capture the flavor of the week’s games and demonstrations that featured the popular Bubble Science 101 where the grandkids created marvelous bubble creations with a special device developed at Santa Rosa Junior College.

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The Annual Oakmont Art Association Show will be held on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, with set-up on Oct. 13. Entry packets were sent out on August 1 by e-mail to those who have computers, and snail mail to the rest of the membership. Information and registration forms will also be available in the Art Association file in the OVA Office. If you are interested in showing your art at this event and are not currently a member, now is a good time to join!

Ferenc Besze Watercolor Workshop

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, September 17–18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. with an hour break for lunch WHERE: CRC Art Room COST: 150 per student DEMO: Friday evening, Sept. 16, 6:30–8:30 p.m., East Rec. Center, admission $5 for OAA members, $7 for non-members. Noted watercolorist Ferenc Besze was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. His love for art surfaced early in his childhood and it continues to this day. As a passionate artist with a free-flowing spontaneous style, he is able to bring out the beautiful characteristics of watercolor. Ferenc’s work can be explored at his website: www. Those interested in attending this special weekend workshop should contact Dan Fishman, We are planning a trip to the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday, November 30. Details to follow.


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Oakmont Gardens was on hand selling hot dogs and drinks and donating all proceeds to the California Animal Rescue and the Oakmont Fitness Club. Youngsters were enticed by the rescue organization’s adoptable dogs on site at the Berger Plaza, and all dogs enjoyed treats courtesy of Petco Unleashed. Entertainment was provided by the Oakie Folkies and local artists drew sketches of pets. Photos by Robert Starkey.

Bocce Club nBarbara Bowman


Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16, we’ll gather for another favorite event: our second Evening Bocce. Be there at 5 p.m. and bring your favorite appetizer, drink and a chair. Questions? Call Social Co-Chairs Chris and Phil Duda. Can it really be time already for a harvest moon? Well, pretty soon. September 10 brings us the Harvest Moon Tournament. Mark your calendar and be there at 9:15 a.m. for a spot.


Frank Longuria and his dog Ranger took home the prize for best trick, catching a ball propelled by a golf club.

July 29 found 24 eager grandchildren ready to try their hands at bocce. What quick learners—it didn’t take them long to figure out how to get their reds or greens close to the pallino. Many thanks to President Sherry and the volunteer club members who helped her carry-off this popular Grandparents’ Week activity. Many Oakmont grandparents tell us that bocce is the favorite class of their grandkids. The July 12 get-together with the lawn bowlers was a great success. A large turnout filled the CAC patio for finger-food after Bocce Clubbers got the hang of trying to get bowls close to the jack (lawn bowling equivalent of the pallino). Four members— Cindi and Jeff Clemmons, Chuck Wood and Alica Panizo—were so good they each won a bottle of wine! And, Good Times Rolled on August 6 for all those who came out for the tournament—and the muchdesired candy bars.

John Buginos Preston and puppy Basil are Best Buddies category winners.

American Mah Jongg Club nMarie Haverson


If you want to meet some new friends and have a great time while doing so, then the American Mah Jongg Club is the club for you! We meet at the East Rec. Center every first and third Monday of the month. Our next Mah Jongg meeting will be on August 29. 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. Sorry, we only have openings for experienced players or teams at this time! We will see you August 29.

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Picnic co-chair Chris Duda agrees with Geoffrey Newton that Bocce Clubbers are good cooks! Thanks, Chris.

Rafael and Manuel enjoy the picnic with their grandpa and co-chair Phil Duda. Thanks, Phil.


The July 23 picnic overflowed the tents and picnic tables with a sold-out crowd as Bocce Club members braved the heat to eat fried chicken and the delicious appetizers, salads and desserts provided by members. Social co-chairs Phil and Chris Duda made sure there was plenty to eat and drink and everyone had a good time. We appreciate your efforts, Dudas, and that of everyone else who helped. Many thanks.

What’s All the Buzz About Essential Oils: An Introduction nGale O’Brien, Instructor

Imagine if you could improve your mood with a few drops of wild orange essential oil. How would it feel to ease your digestive upset with a blend of ginger and peppermint oils? How much tastier would your food be if you replaced your dry herbs and spices with the oils extracted directly from the plants? I am an Oakmont resident and will present an opportunity for you to learn more about the benefits of using pure essential oils for total health and wellness. I was first introduced to essential oils during my cancer journey. I used traditional Western medicine to treat my cancer, but discovered that essential oils could support me in minimizing the side effects from my treatment. Now that I am fully recovered from cancer, I use a variety of oils to maintain my good health and total wellness. I enjoy teaching classes to empower others to learn about the many ways that essential oils can be used as natural alternatives to support every facet of your life. You are invited to attend a free orientation to learn more about the oils and a brief overview of the following classes: “Essential Oils for a Safer, Cleaner Home;” “Aging Gracefully with Essential Oils;” “Essential Oils for Skin and Body Care;” “Managing Holiday Stress with Essential Oils;” “Essential Oils for Aches and Pains;” “Cooking and Baking with Essential Oils;” “A Man’s Guide to Using Essential Oils.” I will be using the book, The Essential Life: A Simple Guide to Living the Wellness Lifestyle, to support my course teachings. I am a Certified Master Coach through the World Coach Institute. I am also an approved coach and member of the International Coach Federation. I have over 20 years experience in corporate America, education, lifestyle and business coaching. My coaching specialties include work/life balance, health and wellness and cancer survivorship. I hold a Master of Arts in Education from Chapman University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University. I am also the award-winning author of the book, Transformation: Creating an Exceptional Life in the Face of Cancer, available in English, Spanish, and Kindle. Every day you make choices that affect your health from the food you eat, to number of hours you sleep, to whether you decide to exercise or not. Your health is in your own hands. You have the power to live the life of optimal health. I invite you to join me in living the wellness lifestyle by learning about pure essential oils. Please contact me at gale.m.obrien@ or 536-9323 to let me know of your interest and which days and times work best for you to attend this worthwhile orientation.



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Pickleball Corner nReenie Lucker

Current Events Discussion Group nTina Lewis

Kids Take a Swing at Pickling Fun

On July 25, kids of all shapes and sizes jumped at the chance to spend a morning on the pickleball courts as part of Grandparents’ Week in Oakmont. Registration for the pickleball clinic was quickly filled to capacity and the event was a great success. Kids were taught the basics of pickleball play and were immediately on the courts practicing their ball skills.

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

nJulie Kiil

donation is requested.


August 19: Larry Fee August 26: David Dearden 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

Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont

Labor Day Picnic—September 5 Trione Polo Field

Pickleball coaches Shirley Liberman, PJ Savage and Connie Medeiros with new recruits.

Please join us for the Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont Labor Day picnic at the Trione Polo Field, 550 White Oak Road on September 5. The festivities commence at 11 a.m. and will conclude about 2:30 p.m. There will be the excellent traditional BBQ featuring the Oakmont Market with hamburgers and hot dogs and all the trimmings. Ice cream will be the dessert. Liquid refreshments will be available. Events include the Band “Home Made Jam” playing for your pleasure. An auction and raffle will be held to raise funds for our scholarship fund. Come one, come all! And make this the best picnic ever!

Don’t forget to bring a chair for the lawn area. Limited seating will be available at the picnic tables.


Send check made out to Cal Club of Oakmont, Helen Young, 362 Singing Brook Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95409 Name(s) _______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone _________________________ E-mail _________________________________________________________ Cost: $23 per person, walk-in the day of the picnic is $28 per person. Youth participants and coaches in Pickleball Clinic.

Club members and Oakmont grandparents extend a huge thank-you to Shirley Liberman, PJ Savage, and Connie Medeiros for organizing and coaching the event. Coach PJ said, “Some of the kids will make really good pickleball players. One big bonus was how many grandparents came to us saying ’so this is what all the fuss is about? It looks really fun and isn’t that loud.’ Several of them want to come try it out for themselves.” All three coaches were enthusiastic and eager to do it again next year. Pickleball players at Oakmont thank the Grandparents’ Club for offering so many healthy, active play opportunities for our grand kids and for including pickleball in their program of activities.

Pickleball Tip

Youtube is full of pickleball coaching videos. Take a look to improve your game.

Pickleball Play Information

WHO: All Oakmont residents welcome. WHERE: East Rec. Tennis Court #4 WHEN: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily; quiet ball play 8–9 a.m. Tues.–Th.; drop-in play 9 a.m.–noon, daily; new player orientation Tues. 9 a.m.; coached beginner play Tues. 10–11 a.m. ATTIRE: Court shoes with non-marking soles. EQUIPMENT: Balls are provided. Loaner paddles are available for orientation. Both paddles and balls are only for use on the Oakmont Pickleball courts. WEBSITE: NEW PLAYER CONTACT: PJ Savage, 595-5648, E-mail: Join the fun, exercise and meet nice people.

Enclosed at $23pp ___________ Donation to Scholarship fund (optional) $___________ Total $___________ Any questions? Contact Helen Young at 539-9649.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SSU—Oakmont Campus Fall Preview

Wednesday, August 31, 3pm, Berger Center Classes Start September 19 Man of the Century: The Life and Times of Winston Churchill By Robert W. Kirk, ph.d Mondays, Sept. 19 – Oct. 24, 3–5 PM, BERGER CENTER

OLLI favorite and Oakmont resident, Bob Kirk, is back to help us discover the wisdom, life and times of Sir Winston Churchill, named by the BBC as “the greatest Briton of all time.” Come meet this remarkable man and the era that shaped him and the world we know today. Bob Kirk is a scholar of British history, studied British Imperialism at Yale University and taught history for over 30 years. Well travelled, he is a popular cruise ship lecturer and the author of five non-fiction books.

South American Sojourns: Travels through Tahuantinsuyu By Tyra Benoit Wednesdays, Sept. 21 – nov. 2, 3–5 PM BERGER CENTER (No class Sept. 28)

Let Tyra Benoit take us on a journey to Tahuantinsuyu, “the Land of Four Regions”. Prior to 1500 BCE various civilizations emerged from the Andes to the coasts of Peru and Ecuador, including the Moche, Nazca and Chimor. Who these ancients were and how their civilizations developed and prospered will be covered. How they addressed environmental, political, and economic issues has important lessons for the success of contemporary South America. Tyra Benoit has travelled extensively as a multiple Fulbright Scholar and a National Endowment for the Humanities participant. In 1999 she studied environmental literacy and sustainability in Peru and Ecuador. A recipient of various state and local community college level awards, Ms. Benoit is a passionate, ironic, and amusing lecturer.

Screwball: Hollywood’s Madcap Romantic Comedies by barbara spear Thursdays, Sept. 22 – oct. 27, 2–5 PM EAST REC. CENTER (Note: All 6 classes are 1 hour longer than usual))

Screwball comedies began in 1934 with Frank Capra’s IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT and lasted into the 1940’s. Comedies of sexual courtship, decadent wealth, and family zaniness but with reverse class snobbery, women on equal footing with men, and love masquerading as hostility. These films provide the most significant and engaging social commentary of their time, and we will examine them through a 21-century lens. Barbara Spear is a film scholar and historian and coordinates Lifelong Friends of Film, an OLLI-based program, which meets at the Rialto in Sebastopol to view and discuss independent and foreign movies. Ms. Spear is a very popular instructor and has lead 15 OLLI classes.

Refreshments will be served. Please direct questions about OLLI at SSU - Oakmont courses and activities to Chair, Fradel Been, at (707) 293-3181 or by email at Oakmont residents and guests are always welcome, space permitting. Scholarship assistance is available for all OLLI at SSU classes.


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Valley of the Moon Rotary Club nJohn Brodey

How Did We Get Here?

It seems we haven’t come a long way at all. Despite being a nation of immigrants we are inclined to collectivize those who seem so different from ourselves and, in the process, lump them all together into one faceless mass. They become less human to us and we become almost indifferent to the kind of suffering that would outrage us if it were happening to our neighbors. It took the shocking image of the body of a small child washed up on the beach of a distant island to elicit that kind of emotion within us. This disturbing photograph took the abstract plight of the Syrian refugees to another level for many. But what to do about it? John Namkung was Educator and children’s a recent speaker at our advocate John Namkung Friday morning Rotary recently gave a riveting talk breakfast and his was an to our club members about his extraordinary story of personal spiritual journey to aid Syrian refugees fleeing one man’s desire to do to Europe. good in this world. After a lifelong career as an educator and advocate for children with disabilities, John told us of his spiritual journey. Without advance arrangements with any organization, he headed to the island of Lesbos which had been a primary migration stop for Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe. Only five miles off the Turkish coast, over a million refugees had made their way across the treacherous passage. Tens of thousands never made it. By the time John arrived there the flow had diminished and the large groups had made it to northern Greece on the Macedonian border which was closed. John realized that was where he had to be. Upon arrival at a dismal tent city outside town, he simply walked up to a soup kitchen and volunteered to serve meals to thousands all afternoon, a both daunting and frustrating task. Unfortunately, there were still hundreds left in line when the last of the soup was gone. What he noticed was the individuality of the group. They were teachers, merchants, workers, craftsmen, nurses. They were just like us. It was chaotic and overwhelming. John felt a need to make a personal connection, if he could help just one family that might be the most important thing he could do. He “adopted” a young family in the camp. Over the last of his three weeks, he ferried back and forth to town on missions that impacted the very basic quality of life, repairing the wheel on a baby stroller, batteries for the lifeline of refuges, cell phones. They embraced him as family. He also met a 22-year-old Syrian man. While fitting the profile of a potential threat, this young man was all that was left of his family. He was not a terrorist, but an orphan. John said one of his happiest moments after returning home was to get a text from him saying he had miraculously reached his new home, the Netherlands. One obvious lesson emerges. You can always do something, because the little things are often what matter the most to those in pain.


Oakmont Lanes nTerry Leuthner, President, and Carolyn Mack, Vice President

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 Carolyn at 537-7347 or stop by the West Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 1:30–4:30 p.m. to see us in action. No bowling fourth Tuesdays. See for club information and Summer 2016 League Schedule. Remaining bowling dates for August: Aug. 16 and 30. No bowling Aug. 23, fourth Tuesday.


August 2 we had our Summer League play-off at 1:30 p.m. where the top three teams from the 1:30 PM League (Pocket Hits, Alley Oops and Wii Four) played the top three teams from the 3:15 PM League (High Rollers, Wii Power and Strikes and Spares) to determine the Summer League Team Champion. After the tournament at 3 p.m., we had a meeting to present awards and sign up for the Fall League

starting Aug. 9. Results are on our website and will be in September 1 article.

RESULTS AS OF JULY 19 (Final week of Summer League)

1:30 PM League: first place, Pocket Hits; second place, Alley Oops; third place, Wii Four; fourth place, Wild Turkeys; fifth place tie, 4 Tops and Strikers. Men’s High Games: Don Shelhart, 300; Terry Leuthner, 256; Charlie Ensley, 214; Gordon Freedman, 212; Juan Fuentes, 208. Women’s High Games: Sandy Osheroff, 269; Elisabeth LaPointe, 233; Robin Schudel, 227; Kathryn Miller, 223; Vicki Robinson, 209; Sue Bowman, 206. 3:15 PM League: first place tie, High Rollers and Wii Power; third place tie, Strikes and Spares and Strike Outs; fifth place, Pin Heads; sixth place, King Pins. Strikes and Spares breaks third place tie having the lower team handicap. Men’s High Games: Bruce Price, 235; Mark Attebery, 226; Scott Harris, 225. Women’s High Games: Diane Price, 276; Carolyn Mack, 267; Maurine Bennett, 252; Mollie Atkinson, 227; Shirley Jamison, 227; Jan Blackburn, 224; Valerie Hulsey, 224; Marie Haverson, 223; Pat Stokes, 212; Vicki Jackanich, 203. Subs High Game: Betty Groce, 214.

Boomers nSusan Lynn

“By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong …”—Joni Mitchell The Woodstock Festival began 47 years ago today. Joni Mitchell wrote the song from what she had heard from then-boyfriend, Graham Nash, about the Woodstock Music and Art Festival. She had not been there herself, since she was told by a manager that it would be more advantageous for her to appear on The Dick Cavett Show.

Another Op’nin’, Another Show

Our August event gives new meaning to the phrase, “Hot August Night,” so you want to be there when Johnny Vegas and the High Rollers hit the stage. Known as “Marin County’s Mighty NinePiece Rock ‘n’ Soul Revue,” the band brings a level of entertainment and musicality that is sure to please.

This is the first of two completely over-the-top bands we’ve got set for the second half of our year (the other is in October). We feel certain both bands will set a new standard for Oakmont rock musicianship and entertainment. Sign up early for this one, because it is sure to sell out. We hope you will patronize the food trucks; just bring your favorite beverages. Register online at WHEN: August 20, 5–9 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center COST: $20 per member/guest BRING: BYOB and cash for the food trucks

Register now: Pizza Palooza The Next Generation

Your Boomer Board cordially invites you to our next free, members-only social. We’ll provide pizza Franchetti’s and a custom playlist to inspire everyone to get out on the dance floor. You will need to register for this one so that we can ensure that there is enough pizza for everyone. WHEN: September 8, 6–8 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center COST: Free—members only, please BRING: BYOB

Save the date

In a year of over-the-top events, this one is right up there in the top three! The Joe Sharino Band has won 17 Bay Area “best band” awards, and it’s a real coup to get them to visit Oakmont. There will be music from the last six decades to feed your soul and food trucks to feed your body. More details to follow in future Oakmont News editions. WHEN: October 22


Deadline for RSVP is no later than 3 p.m. Friday, September 2d. This event is for members only. How many members is this an RSVP for? ____________

Name(s)_______________________________________________________________________________________ There is no charge for this event, and there is no reserved seating. Please place completed coupon in the Boomers’ folder at the OVA Office.


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Oakmont Computer Learning Center (OCLC) fall Session — september • october • november


Oakmont Macintosh Users Group nBette Shutt

Registration: 538-1485


WHEN: Saturday, August 20, 1:30 p.m. Social, 2 p.m. Meeting WHERE: West Recreation Center How many of you would like to know more about using your iPAD, like getting and downloading apps, SIRI and all it can do for you? And there is a lot to be learned about E-mail. Maybe you just have a question that has been bothering you? Come and find out more! We look forward to seeing you! 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, Certified Apple Consultant. A free service to our membership: send your Mac questions by E-mail to: An OakMUG member, knowledgeable of Apple products, will either answer you’re your question or will recommend someone who can.

ipad sig

There will be no iPAD SIG meeting in August.

nRay and Marie Haverson

The One And Only Mickey Gilley’s Live Show As Seen In Branson Missouri

nLaurie Hartmann, Minister of Worship and Arts

Who we are

August 28

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. We are beginning the speaking series on Psalms. What we find in the language of the Psalms can give us the opportunity for more contact with God, ourselves and others in a deeper and more holistic way.

We will be having a celebration and thanksgiving of Dan Melligan’s ministry here at Oakmont Community Church followed by a luncheon. He will be retiring and moving to the Sacramento area and we want to show him how much we appreciate him and all that he has done in our community. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church or give me a call if you can come, 829-0158.

Dan Melligan will be continuing to guide us in living out our faith as it relates to the Psalms. Lucas Sherman will be playing piano.

Join Allan Linton in our study of Genesis. No homework required. We’ll read through Scripture, ask questions and apply the truths we discover to our lives. All are welcome any week. WHERE: Oakmont Gardens, Room 106 WHEN: Tuesdays, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

August 14

August 21

Dan Melligan will be sharing from the Psalms. Debbie Knapp will be at the piano.

Midweek Bible Study

Yes, it is the real Mickey Gilley, all the way from Pasadena, Texas coming to Oakmont to perform his legendary show that he performs in his theater in Branson, Missouri. His normal prices for tickets are $145–$220. You can see his legendary show for a mere $60 per ticket. I have negotiated the best price possible for this show. It is not cheap to have him here but well worth the price. Mickey has had 68 number one records—58 went gold and he is in the Music Hall of Fame. Wow what a treat to have him come here for a private show in Oakmont. You will not want to miss this show! You need to get your reservations in fast. This will be a theater-type seating show. No seats will be held without full payment. Any questions please feel free to call me at 5396666, or Email me at I know this is a long way in the future, however, I must send him a very large deposit so I need reservations now. WHAT: The Live Mickey Gilley Show WHERE: Berger Center WHEN: Wednesday, September 28 TIME: 7 p.m. COST: $60 per person (need not be a member to attend) Yes you may bring your own drinks! Lemon water, coffee, tea and cookies will be provided.

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Afternoon Exercise Class

WHEN: Tuesdays—Aerobics, Thursdays—Balance and Strength TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. WHERE: Class is held at West Rec. Center downstairs COST: $7 per class, four classes for $24 or eight classes for $48 INFO: Please bring water, mat, weights and balls if you have them. We have equipment to share, so come on by! INSTRUCTOR: Betsy Smith, 321-2105 (cell), Keep fit with aerobics, strength and balance classes.

You can join at any time! Catchy music and meeting new friends are some of the features of both classes. Any fitness level is welcome. You work from your base of aerobic and fitness strength. Bring yourself, water, mat, weights, and a ball if you have them. We do have equipment to share if you do not have any of your own, so, please come and exercise with us! The Aerobic Class format uses moderate aerobic moves designed to get your heart rate up and work your body! Using equipment such as weights, bands, small and large balls and simple moves is what the Balance and Strength class offers.

nCathy Rapp

Can you believe summer is almost over? Julie’s classes will transition from free (thanks to SRJC) to drop in sessions at $6 per class. Water aerobics is a fun way to exercise your entire body. Keeping track of the schedule is a sure brain-teaser! Late-breaking information is E-mailed as it happens. To add your name to the water aerobics E-mail list and receive news about classes, cancellations in case of rain or pool closures, contact me at 537-9281 or

late SUMMER water aerobics schedule west pool

Equipment: Noodles and buoys are not provided, however, a limited selection of donated equipment is available to use and return. **Free Classes through SRJC: Monday: 10 a.m.—Instructor Mary Tuesday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary Wednesday: 10 a.m.—Instructor Mary Thursday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary **Note: the free SRJC classes run on the college calendar with breaks between sessions. Classes with a fee or free using a CD/boom box: Monday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($6) Wednesday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($6) Friday: 8:30 a.m.—Boom box (no fee) Friday: 9:45 a.m.—Instructor Julie ($6)

nTeresa Woodrum

ymca healthy living Mondays, wednesdays and fridays free classes by JoRene 9–10 AM, Berger Center

Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. This Y class is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself, fostering connections with friends, and inviting loved ones closer. In this class, it’s not about your fitness level as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside. Equipment: Non-skid yoga mats, resistance bands (available in class), a towel that can be folded to serve as a knee cushion and cervical support, athletic shoes that are supportive but not too grippy, and water bottle—hydration revitalizes. Class cancelled on June 10. The fine print: Welcome to Free Fitness. For your safety, good balance and lateral movement are needed in these quick aerobic classes. A fall may cause serious injury. Please check with your doctor prior to beginning this or any exercise regimen. All free fitness classes are too large to accommodate those who need special supervision. If you have shoulder, back, knee problems, anything that is painful, it is advisable to join a smaller, wellsupervised class first, and consult a personal trainer or medical professional to learn modifications that are suitable to your condition. Participants need to use their judgment and body awareness, altering each exercise to prevent injury. Be careful dear ones.

The pleasure of your company is requested 2016 Dance Showcase

WHEN: Sunday afternoon, October 2; doors open at 3:30 p.m., Showcase starts at 3:45 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center TICKETS: $20 per person Oakmont Health Initiative and Let’s Dance— Together invite you to join us for a delightful afternoon of show dancers mixed with a little dancing of your

own. The program will put a smile on your face, get your toes tapping and show you why dancing is such a fun and healthy activity. There will be open dancing during intermission and after the show. We are pleased to offer light refreshments and invite you to bring your favorite beverage. Table seating will be assigned and we hope to receive your requests for table-mates. This Showcase will be a very festive event showcasing dancers of all ages. A variety of different dances and styles will be performed by local professional and amateur dancers from Sonoma and Marin Counties. You’ll see competition Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Salsa dancers. Some of the talented teens from the Nordquist Junior Dance Club will be back to show us their exciting new dance routines. The program will include competition level Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dancing exhibitions as well as some Bachata, Tap and Line Dancing. You’ll even see some of our own Oakmont dancers in addition to a surprise or two! Dance Showcase is co-produced by Terry Whitten, Let’s Dance—Together and Vera Harvey. Proceeds will support the continuation of Free Fitness Classes, providing healthy opportunities for you and your community. We look forward to welcoming you. Thank you for your support!

2016 Dance Showcase sign-up form

Ticket purchase $20. Please make your check payable to “Oakmont Health Initiative.” You may leave checks in the OHI Folder in the OVA Office, or mail them to Oakmont Health Initiative, c/o Tom Woodrum, 12 Valley Green, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Names of attendees and requests for your tablemates: _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail addresses, requested to confirm receipt of payment: ___________________________________________

Oakmont Democratic Club Annual Dinner nArt Shostak and David Dearden

Friday, September 9, 6 PM

The Oakmont Democratic Club (ODC) invites you to attend our Annual Potluck Dinner on Friday, September 9, from 6–9 p.m., at the East Rec. Center (location change, earlier notice was for Berger). Our Guest Speaker will be Susan Gorin, 1st District Supervisor, a very popular elected representative and Oakmont resident. Ms. Gorin will share her vision for the Valley of the Moon, talk about the state of Sonoma County, and will also comment on state and federal election contests. Ample time will be reserved for Q&A. You don’t have to be a Democrat to vote for Hillary or to attend the ODC Annual Dinner. All Oakmont residents and friends are welcome to a mix of politics, fellowship, and a toast to the next president of the United States! Please RSVP by E-mail to: Hillary buttons, posters and yard signs are available at: Please bring potluck food for 8 according to first letter your last name: A–C appetizer; D–H salad; J–M vegetable; N–R entrée; S–T dessert; and V–Z bread. Ours is a BYOB event: bring beer, wine, soda, while ODC will provide coffee, tea and paper goods. Finally, please bring $5 cash or check with which to pay our annual ODC dues.



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Forrest Yoga Chair Stretch and Balance—New Weekly Class

nCarol King, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)

Feel Better in Your Body

WHEN: Thursdays 10:30–11:30 a.m. WHERE: West Rec. Center—Lower Level COST: $50 for six classes. First class is free with the purchase of a class series Stretch out stiffness and breathe in vitality. Strengthen your core, even while seated! This class will focus on breath work and alignment combined with gentle stretching. Students can remain seated for the class or get out of the chair for standing balance work by the chair. Small free weights will be used to strengthen and tone the upper body. Equipment: Bring a set of free weights—your choice of one, two or more pounds—the weight you want to work with. Please bring water to class.

next monthly yoga workshop

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 12–1:30 p.m. (due to the Labor Day holiday, the ongoing workshop date/ time were changed) WHERE: West Rec. Center, Lower Level

ongoing Forrest Yoga Classes

WHEN: Tuesdays, 12:30–1:30 p.m.; Thursdays 9–10 a.m. WHERE: West Rec. Center—Lower Level

nMary Hastings, Instructor

COST: $50 for six classes, first class is free with the purchase of a class series Explore the journey within. Enjoy the benefits of a mindful yoga practice. Take great care of yourself and commit to your yoga practice. Feed your body deep calming breaths. Experience challenging core work. Let your neck relax and ease your back. Feel centered and stronger on and off the mat. My classes are appropriate for all levels. People with injuries or conditions are encouraged to attend. Join the class, find your inner smile and connect with others in a safe and supportive setting Equipment: Bring your mat, water and props you have—like blocks, straps and yoga blankets. A beach towel can be used in place of a yoga blanket so please bring one. I supply a limited amount of props to share. I am a certified Forrest yoga instructor. I am passionate about helping others feel better in their bodies. I also teach Chair classes and Stretch and Balance classes. Feel free to contact me at carolking1234@yahoo. com, 696-5464. Please see for more information about me, Forrest Yoga, local classes near Oakmont and Saturday workshops.

Balance and Strength

Announcing a New SRJC Class Fall Semester

The class will start Friday, September 30 at the East Rec. Center from 9:30–10:45 a.m. All levels of ability are welcome. There is no fee. Equipment: Therabands. Bring your own or purchase from instructor for $5. Note: This is a SRJC class. Registration is required for all students. You must apply for admission with the

college and enroll in this specific class. Yes, two forms! If you have taken a class with the JC during the spring or summer you do not need to do the admission form. There will be a folder at OVA for my class with admission forms. If you would like, pick one up, fill it out at home and bring with you to the first class. This will speed up registration. The second form, which will be completed on your first day, is basically your signature.

Fitness Club 2016 Fund Drive—“Save Our Trainer”

Food Trucks Coming to the Berger nHeidi Klyn, Boomers

Dine with the food trucks on the plaza by the Berger Center with tables and chairs. WHEN: Saturday, August 20 TIME: 5–8 p.m. WHO: El Coyote—fabulous Mexican Cuisine, Palooza with hamburgers and other entrees, Sushi Wraps BRING: Cash for the vendors and a good appetite

Zentangle™ Art Classes nBetsy Smith

Explore you creative side with the Zentangle™. If you can draw a dot, line, squiggly, circle or square, etc., you can do the Zentangle™ Art Method. You do not have to have attended any other Zentangle™ class to come. Everyone is welcome! Classes are on second and fourth Mondays each month. Check the schedule below for specific dates. Materials are provided. Be sure to call or E-mail me to reserve your space in class. Hope to see you in the next class!

Coming up

Monday, August 22: Tangling with grids Monday, September 12: Tangling without borders or strings TIME: 4:30–6 p.m. WHERE: Central Activity Center Art Room COST: $10 per class INFO: All supplies provided. Be sure to register before class starts to have a space. Call me at 3212105 (cell), or E-mail

nFitness Club Board

Thanks to all who have made contributions to our fund drive. At the time of this writing we had reached $2,300, more than 75% of our $3,000 goal. Since that time, donations have continued at a pace that will position us to meet or exceed our goal before the October 15 official end of the drive. The outpouring of support verbally, on Nextdoor and through E-mail have been encouraging. It is gratifying to see that the many services provided to the Fitness Center by John Phillips are recognized as valuable by some of our Oakmont Community. As many of you are already aware, in addition to

providing orientation to new users at the gym our trainer instructs club members and non-members on the proper use of Fitness Center equipment, provides educational videos, writes fitness-related articles for the Oakmont News and monitors the facility for cleanliness and safety. He also, by his presence, reduces liability exposure to the OVA. Again, thank you for your generosity in helping the Fitness Club get closer to our goal of retaining our trainer for the remainder of 2016. We will continue to post weekly updates through the duration of the drive.

Fitness Club 2016 fund Drive form Donor name(s) _________________________________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone _______________________ E-mail __________________________________________ Amount $________

Please make check payable to “Oakmont Fitness Club,” write “2016 Fund Drive” on the check. Drop completed form and check in the mail slot outside the trainer’s office, or the OFC folder in the OVA Office.

August Buddhist Meeting nPennijean Savage

August 27: “Appreciation and Joy Multiply our Good Fortune”

“Appreciation and joy multiply our good fortune. Complaint and negativity erase it. This seemingly small, subtle difference in attitude can make a huge difference in our lives.”—Daisaku Ikeda, Living Buddhism, pg. 6, July 2016 You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, August 27 and learn more about the benefits of this Buddhist practice and life philosophy. WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 2:30–3:30 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 548-0225 or Pj at 595-5648 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.

20 nBarbara Bowman

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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, Priscilla Naworski and Alexis Paradisoff-Melteff NOTE: All films are shown with English subtitles when possible, free of charge— compliments of the OVA

Sunday, August 21, 2 pm SCHULTZE GETS THE BLUES

Living in a small German town and forced into retirement, reserved Shultze finds his life of visiting pubs with his retired friends, fishing and playing polka music on his accordion not enough. When he stumbles on a radio station playing zesty Cajun music from Louisiana, Shultze’s life is changed forever: he cooks jambalaya, plays Cajun polka, and fantasizes on bayous - but, that’s just the beginning. Full of droll deadpan-humor, it’s a testament to music’s transformative power. (2003), PG, 114 minutes. (In German.)

Sunday, August 21, 7 pm LABYRINTH OF LIES

It’s 1958. Germany has miraculously re-bounded economically, and most Germans prefer to push their war-guilt to the back of their minds. Prosecutor Johann Radmann, following up on a reporter’s tip, uncovers a trail of evidence connecting public-sector employees to Auschwitz, but no one wants to take notice. Based on true events, the film skillfully blends fiction with powerful documentation. Well-written and acted, it received an Academy Award nomination. (2015), R (sex), 124 minutes. (In German.)

Sunday, August 28, 2 pm LEARNING TO DRIVE

When soon-to-be-divorced Wendy Shields (Patricia Clarkson) signs up for driving lessons with a Sikh driving instructor (Ben Kingsley) on the verge of an arranged marriage, they find that each has something to learn from the other about starting life over, despite cultural perspectives that are miles apart. An engaging comedy enveloped in the difficulties of learning to drive. Spot-on acting by Clarkson and Kingsley. With Samantha Bee and Grace Gummer (Meryl Streep’s daughter). (2015), R. 90 minutes.

Sunday, August 28, 7 pm BREACH

Soon after landing a plum job working for the FBI, young agency employee Eric O’Neill (Ryan Phillippe) learns he’s been brought in to spy on his boss (Chris Cooper), who’s suspected of selling secrets to the Soviets over a period of many years. But can the rookie handle such an important assignment? Based on the true story of spy Robert Hanssen, this thought-provoking spy-thriller features an outstanding performance by Cooper. Laura Linney also stars. (2007), PG-13, 110 minutes.

Sunday, September 4: NO FILMS SHOWN LABOR DAY WEEKEND Sunday, September 11, 2 pm THE KING OF COMEDY

Director Martin Scorsese hits a satirical bulls-eye in this black comedy that explores the absurd lengths to which pitifully inept Rupert Pupkin (Robert DeNiro) will go to land a spot on the TV talk show of his idol, Jerry Langford (a wonderful caustic Jerry Lewis.) Pupkin believes that one appearance on Langford’s show will be his ticket to stardom, so he kidnaps his idol and sets into motion a chain of events you have to see to believe! (1983), PG, 105 minutes.

Sunday, September 11, 7 CONCUSSION

When Dr. Bennet Omalu’s (Will Smith) autopsy studies lead him to conclude that multiple concussions could be the underlying cause of brain disorders suffered by many U.S. football players, he encounters harsh resistance from the NFL establishment. Smith earned a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in this gripping, true-life David vs. Goliath story. Also starring are Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks and David Morse. (2015), PG-13, 123 minutes.

For Your Refrigerator/Wallet

Sunday, August 21, 2 p.m.: Schultze Gets the Blues (2003), PG, 114 minutes. Sunday, August 21, 7 p.m.: Labyrinth of Lies, (2015), R, 124 minutes. Sunday, August 28, 2 p.m.: Learning To Drive, (21015), R, 90 minutes. Sunday, August 28, 7 p.m.: Breach, (2007), PG-13, 110 minutes. Sunday, September 4: No Films Shown, Labor Day Weekend Sunday, September 11, 2 p.m.: The King of Comedy, (1983), PG, 105 minutes Sunday, September 11, 7 p.m.: Concussion, (2015), PG-13, 123 minutes..

SIR Robert Ripley Branch #53 nAl Haggerty


The impact of regional and global economies on northern California will be analyzed at the Aug. 24 luncheon of Sons in Retirement Branch #53 at the East Recreation Center. Dr. Robert Eyler, Interim Dean of the School of Extended and International Education at Sonoma State University, will forecast growth in food and beverage manufacturing, life sciences and tourism through 2019. Dr. Eyler, who is also professor of economics and director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at SSU, will also offer a housing forecast, discuss marijuana as it pertains to California and list four things to watch from 2016 to 2020. Dr. Eyler is the author of two books and several academic articles about economic sanctions, the economics of the wine industry and monetary economics. He is often called on by the media for his expert input on the economy, has been an expert witness in interstate trade litigation and as a forensic economist. He also provides economic impact analyses for both private firms and public entities to help guide public policy at the local and state level. He has a Ph.D. from UC Davis and a B.A. in economics at CSU Chico. He acted as the CEO of Marin Economic Forum from 2009 to 2015. SIR Branch #53 meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Dr. A social hour starts at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon catered by J’s Grill and Cafe. Any Oakmont man interested in attending this presentation and/or membership should contact Vic Grail at 539-9574 or Don Green at 539-2046.

Women of Faith Bible Study nGayle Miller


Presentation on large screen TV (titles for hearing impaired). Class has workbooks. Beth Moore is a Christian speaker and Bible Study author. She enjoys getting to serve women of every age and denomination and she is passionate about women knowing and loving the Word of God. This in-depth women’s Bible study draws parallels between the captive Israelites of the Old Testament and New Testament believers in Jesus as the Promised Messiah. Beth looks at the Book Isaiah through the lives of the kings who ruled during the prophet’s ministry. These kings exemplify many of the obstacles to freedom with which we must deal. Using Scripture to help identify spiritual strongholds in your life, no matter how big or small, Beth explains that anything that hinders us from the benefits of knowing God is bondage. Join us on a Bible journey unlike any other. This is your personal invitation to join with us in this exciting new Bible study. These presentations are not to be missed! Beth’s presentation of the Bible just brings it to life and her engaging style of speaking keeps you interested and enthralled to the very last word! This is a weekly, non-denominational study, we meet each Tuesday. Our class is small and informal; a very comfortable setting to meet new people and gain new knowledge of the Bible. Please call me for additional information. DATE: Tuesday, September 13 TIME: 9:30–11:30 a.m. PLACE: Meeting Room B, Central Activity Center CONTACT: Gayle Miller, 537-9309


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Dependable, experts serving you and your neighbors with excellence and integrity for over 20 years. Licensed, Best prices on Gutter Guard bonded and insured. Senior discounts installation! Careful, professional, quality work. Call Alex, 707-291-0429. available. CA Lic. #854537. Find us on the web at www.onewayplumb. net or call us at 537-1308 for all your HERITAGE ROOFING CO. Specializing in residential re-roofing. plumbing needs. Top quality workmanship. Honest and THE COMPUTER reliable. Oakmont references. Free TROUBLESHOOTER estimates. Lic. #673839. 539-4498. Speedy Service, Friendly Tutoring, complete support for PC’s, Apples WC’S LOCKS AND KEYS Professional, experienced locksmith for and Mac’s, 300+ Oakmont customers all your security needs. Senior discount. served. John Bradford. 578-6305. Call today! 539-6268. Wayne Carrington, $40/hour. LCO #2411.



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

Welcoming new residents since 1975. Have valuable local community information given on every visit. If you are new to Oakmont and have not had NOSE TO NOSE PET SITTING IN YOUR HOME a home visit, please call Charlotte at Caring for your pets as you would. Over 538-9050. 25 yrs. experience. Dog and cat care. Daily schedules and routines. Day OR MIKE’S REPAIR overnight companionship. Insured and Plumbing, electrical, appliance, heating and air conditioning, general bonded. Call Alix, 637-6267, Sonoma. handyman (I can fix just about CARPET, UPHOLSTERY anything). 30 yrs. experience. Honest and reliable. Lic. #B32925. Call AND TILE CLEANING 536-9529, emergency—328-6635. Gavin Anderson, local Sonoma resident. 14 years experience. Senior pricing. Free estimates. Call 935-6334. LEE MOEN CONSTRUCTION


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


George’s furniture repair and refinishing, antiques and caning. Oakmont references. 30 years experience. Free estimates. Call George at 987-3059.


Great customer service. 12 years experience, free estimates, Oakmont references. I’ll work with your budget. Lic. #954364. Call Angel, 707-239-1241.


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.


All home repairs. Everything from fixing that leaking toilet, to hanging pictures, to replacing that broken light switch. Serving the Santa Rosa area since 1985. $25 per hour. Quality workmanship and excellent ref. Just make a “to do” list and call me. Local Oakmont references on request. 888-2013.


Remodeling, kitchens and baths. Reasonable rates. Small jobs OK. Free estimates. Lic. #428073. Call 996-1454.


A personal transportation service for airports, cruises and vacations. Call for reservations. Plus Babe is on the road again for local doctor visits, shopping, etc. Call Jacque at 545-2850.


Warming Trends has been cleaning, servicing and installing fireplaces, stoves and inserts for 30 years. Call 578-9276 for any fireplace needs.



New Tv’s DVD’s, Stereos and Streamers are complicated. I will help you. 35 years experience. $40/hr. Jason Baldwin, 479-1364. jsound@comcast. net


An emphasis upon a natural look and no leaf blower used. Small jobs OK. Richard, 833-1806, Oakmont.




Emergency services, regular service, water heaters, clogs, remodels, repair. Local business, owner-operated. Call (707) 933-7801 or (707) 800-2043.


When quality and reliability count, call Home repairman in Sonoma Co. for 30 on us! The Valley’s Premier Painting years. Focus on small jobs, projects and Contractor, 38 yrs. experience. Interior and exterior painting specialist, “honey-do” lists. Free estimates, very drywall repairs and textures. Licensed reasonable rates. Excellent Oakmont and insured. Call us for your free references. Please contact me at estimate today! 833-2890. 533-7741. Thank you.

Oakmont Onsite Personal Computer Services. Call Chuck for all things computer. VOM Rotary member, computer instructor. References available, many satisfied Oakmont customers. $45/hr. 293-8011.

Huge selection of value-priced, new, used and re-conditioned golf carts for sale. Professional repairs, service. Many years servicing our friends in Oakmont. 584-5488. General landscape, yard maintenance (with free fertilizer), high weed clearance, clean-up, hauling, trimming, pruning and gutters. Free estimates, references available. Tony Sandoval, 321-2958.


Retired RN/Oakmont resident available for all your health care needs. References. Call Alexis at 791-3566.


Private Home Health provider with 20 yrs. experience. Compassionate, hardworking, dependable. All aspects of in-home care. Will care for you like MARTHA L. PROFESSIONAL I care for my loved ones. Avail. 5 days HOUSE CLEANING Home, business, move-outs. Windows, a week, Mon.–Fri., 7 p.m.–7 a.m. References available. Call Olive, (707) bed linen changing and more. Over 18 yrs. of experience. References upon 393-0446. request., DOGWALKER 548-9482 or 542-8720. Let me help you walk, talk and play with your dog. $25/hr., 15/half-hr. Call PROFESSIONAL NAIL for free meeting. Terri, (707) 480-0786. SERVICE IN HOME 15 yr. experience, licensed tech. Mani Local references. $20, Pedi $40, Combo $50. Call Linn, FOR RENT: 225-2656.



Residential re-roofing, roof repairs, seamless gutters and downspouts. Quality for less. Bonded and insured, free estimates. Lic. #934256. Call 837-5030 (office) or 569-4912 (cell).

Meadowgreen, 2/2 with sunroom and upgrades. Great location and move-in ready. $1,950. Sue Carrell and Assoc., BRE #01386664, (707) 282-9268.


This service is designed for the homebound/disabled and includes dental cleanings, teeth, gum and oral cancer assessments and fluoride treatments to help prevent future decay. Save the BODEN PLUMBING, inconvenience of traveling and let me BRAD CHIARAVALLE HEATING AND AIR come to you! Please call Jill, 707RESIDENTIAL DOOR For all your plumbing and heating 703-3703 or E-mail jill_rdhap@yahoo. needs. Local plumbers in business since INSTALLATION AND REPAIRS the late 20th century, licensed, bonded Free estimates, consultation. Oakmont com for an appointment. and insured. Same day service is often references. License #527924. Call LYN’S HOUSE/PET SITTING available. Money-saving coupons! CA 539-3196. Reliable, caring, mature and Lic. #659920. Please affordable. Call 539-1286 (home) or call (707) 996-8683 or go to CHRISTO LIMO Commercially licensed, transportation 480-1224 (cell). for Oakmont residents. P.U.C. 32055 CREATING AN EXCEPTIONAL SPECIALTY IMPROVEMENTS owner-operated with several years LIFE AFTER CANCER experience. Oakmont homeowner too. CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Group coaching for cancer survivors. Complete home renovations, kitchen Call Chris, (707) 206-5018. Wednesdays for 8 weeks. Register at and bathroom design, remodeling and or 536-9323. repair. Door and window upgrades, FENCES, GATES, CARPENTRY Coupon code OAKMONT50 for 50% decks, fences and concrete. 30 years Handrails, stairs, trip hazards. Decks, discount. local experience, timely and detail dry rot, doors, trim, tile, shelves, oriented. Lic. #669482. Call storage. Lic. #1008255. Call Alex, (707) 328-3555. 843-1898.

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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: Website: Go to the members only page to view the monthly calendar, Board Meeting Minutes, criminal activity information and more.

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, 1–5 PM Tel 539-0701 / Fax 539-6537 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 9 E-mail:

architectural office

OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297

Available in OVA Office Gas Shut-off Wrench.....................................$7 Tennis COurt Key.............................................$2 Vials for Life...............................................FREE resident access card..............................$25 EA replacements......................................$25 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.

Bulletin Boards

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". Items “For Sale”, “For Rent” or “Want to Buy” can be put on a 3"x5" card and left at the OVA Office.

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 August 16–31 Susan Mullaly 539-1328 September 1–15 Matt Zwerling 539-8996

Meals on Wheels, 525-0383

If you would like to be a volunteer, please call 539-8996. 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.


Quarterly pickups. First Saturday in April, July and October. 9 AM–1 PM.


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.

Blood Pressure clinic

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


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: 6:30 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Mondays for cleaning) Central: 5:45 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 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. Da ily 5 AM–9 PM. Closed at 7 PM on Tues. for cleaning. Closed Christmas day.


Call Oak Creek RV & Storage, P.O. Box 2246, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. 707-538-3230

oakmont community garden on stonebridge

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

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

2016-2017 OVA board of Directors E-mail: Andie Altman, President John Felton, Vice President Frank Batchelor, Secretary Elke Strunka, Treasurer Herm Hermann, Director Gloria Young, Director Ellen Leznik, Director

locker rentals

Annual Locker Fee $60 (January 1–December 31). If you wish to rent a locker, come to the OVA office and give us a check, your information and the number of the locker you want to rent. You provide the lock. We can prorate the annual fee. Daily use lockers are free. NOTICE: Weekly locker inspections are done by OVA Maintenance. Locks could be sawed off with no prior notice and locker contents removed on all unpaid lockers. Items will be held in OVA Maintenance office for 30 days. If you have any questions, please contact the OVA Office M-F 539-1611

OAS Management Company


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.


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.

Letters to the Editor Writer Guidelines

Author must be an Oakmont resident or owner. Letter must include topic title, author’s signature and Oakmont address, email address and/ or phone number (not published). Maximum length 250 words. Letters not previously printed elsewhere may be given publishing priority. Writers will be limited to one letter per 90 days. Letters may be subject to editing for length or clarity. Personal attacks and inflammatory comments will not be printed. Communications Committee retains its right of refusal to publish. Send letter to OVA Office at 6575 Oakmont Drive, Ste 7 or by email to

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


Schedules available at OVA office.

Association Manager Cassie Turner

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 to the OVA office and fill out a sign-up form, or visit www. and click the “join our E-Blast email list” link.


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OVA-Sponsored Events

Healthy Spine, Healthy You! nMarsha Zolkower

Complimentary Seminar Friday, August 26, 2 pm Berger Center

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital’s Bone and Joint Health Network and OVA invite you to hear Dr. Christian Athanassious an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in conditions of the spine. With an undergraduate degree in psychology from UC Davis and a degree in medicine from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA., he is an advocate of the whole-body medical approach. Dr. Athanassious completed his residency in orthopedics at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey where he served as chief resident in his final year. In 2014, he completed the prestigious Stanford Medicine Spine Fellowship. Dr. Athanassious has published many award-winning studies on a variety of medical subjects. Dr. Athanassious’ spine presentation will review the anatomy and pathology of the spine, including common causes of neck and back pain. The audience will be educated on both conservative and surgical treatment options for neck and back pain.

Just For Fun Game Club nPhillip Herzog

We gather to play games of all sorts and have fun. We meet twice a month in the Card Room in the CAC: the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and the fourth Saturday at 1 p.m. You name it, we’ll play it! Games of all sorts: board games, card games, tile games, dice games, etc., easy games, strategy games, complicated games, luck games… whatever. We have the following games on hand: a poker set, several decks of cards, double 6 and double 12 dominoes, Bananagrams, Uno, Skip-Bo, Phase 10, Sequence, Rack-O, Cribbage, Monopoly, Sonopoly, Parcheesi, Clue, Splendor, Indigo, Settlers of Catan, The Pillars of the Earth, Pictionary and there usually is Rummy Cube and Scrabble. If you have any games that you would like to donate to the club temporarily or permanently, just let me know. Play games that you already know or learn a new game. We have some games on hand, but it is always fun to bring a game with you to expand our variety. Those who are present decide which games to play or gamers can schedule ahead of time for certain games to play. The more the merrier! Our objective is to have fun. For more information E-mail me at stoetz@yahoo. com or call me at 843-3053. If you would like to join us, but our days and/or times don’t work for you, then let me know and we’ll see if we can adjust or add another time that works. We hope to see you soon.

Playreaders nNorma Doyle

On August 29 and September 5 Ron White will direct The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon. Simon, an enormously successful and productive playwright, won Tony awards and garnered praise for his efforts on the play followed later by an Oscar-winning movie and television versions. The Sunshine Boys released in 1972 is about a vaudevillian comedy duo known for 43 years as Lewis and Clark. So much animosity had grown between the partners that they had ceased in the latter years to even speak to each other. Lewis had finally retired, while Clark struggled along alone. Due to the emergence of a TV “history of comedy” production they are now being reunited despite their antipathy for each other and a serious memory loss on the part of Clark. The reunion goes badly with a heated argument culminating in a medical crisis for Clark. When he later moves to an old actor’s home to aid in his recovery from a heart attack it is soon revealed that Lewis plans to move there as well. Neil had been inspired in the creation of this play by two venerable vaudeville teams: one team who

Readers for The Subject Was Roses in July were Charles Ensley, Joyce O’Connor, Stephen Litzenberger and Ron White.

were inseparable lifelong friends and another known for their prodigious arguments and hostility. Readers in The Sunshine Boys include Bernie Cheriff, Dennis Hall, Kay Hardy, Steve Litzenberger, Jeffrey Sheff, Mike Strenski, Ron White and Sandy White.


nEd Low

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We will stay in The Lodge at the Running Y Ranch Resort, eight miles north of the city of Klamath Falls and about a six-hour drive from Oakmont. The 3,600acre resort ( offers hiking trails, tennis courts, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, spa, Arnold Palmer golf course and full-service restaurant. Oakmont hikers will be given a special rate of $99 per night plus tax ($115.83 total) for a room with a king-size bed or two queen-size beds. Also available are suites for a special rate of $149 per night plus tax ($174.33 total). Breakfast is not included in the room rates. For more information, go to oakmonthikingclub. com or E-mail Maurice at


A 5.5-mile walk with no elevation gain starts from Blackie’s Pasture on Tiburon, to Ark shops, past San Francisco Yacht Club, down Main Street to lunch spot on bay, with spectacular views of Golden Gate, San Francisco and Angel Island. Leave Berger at 9 a.m. Bring water and lunch. Hike leaders are Tony and Connie Lachowicz, 888-1430.


This 10-mile 1,300’ elevation gain hike begins at Bear Valley Parking Lot, ascends the Mt. Wittenberg Trail, continues to junction with Sky Trail, treks through forest to Coast Trail, detours to Kelham Beach, then heads south to Bear Valley Trail. Bring pole, water, and lunch. Leave Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader is Chris Sork, 843-3155.

Leave Berger at 8:30 a.m. to catch the 10 a.m. Tiburon Ferry ($13.50 round trip includes park entrance). Parking near ferry terminal is $16–$20. We will return on the last ferry at 3:30 p.m. Hike leader is Jason Wilkenfeld, 978-2385.


We’ll walk a loop on Sugarloaf’s Valley floor, following both the park’s nature walk and the Planet Walk—fairly flat, about three miles. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Yvonne Horn leads, 537-9135.


This eight-mile, 1000’ elevation gain hike, passes a Napa vineyard, follows the Ritchey Canyon trail to remains of a homestead site for lunch. The return route offers glimpses of the Napa wine country. Leave Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. with lunch, poles and water. Hike leader is Danna McDonough, 595-3946.


Call hike leaders Greg and Jan Conklin for details, 539-4099. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m.


A suggested amount is $5/person to help drivers with gas costs on hikes more than 30 miles roundtrip, away from the local area.


The hike ascends 800’ to the top of Mount Livermore. Enjoy 360-degree views of San Francisco, both bridges, the East Bay, Mt. Tamalpais and beyond.

Point Reyes. (Photo by Maurice Fliess)


The Oakmont News / August 15, 2016



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