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Oakmont’s Semimonthly Newspaper

Video Taping Shuts Down OVA Meeting nAl Haggerty

The regular meeting of the Oakmont Village Association Board of Directors was adjourned shortly after convening Nov. 17 in a dispute over video taping. When directors Andie Altman, John Felton and Bob Giddings said they would leave if two Oakmont residents would not stop taping the meeting, President Frank Batchelor adjourned it so the board could confer with OVA attorney Sandra Gottlieb. Batchelor told the Oakmont News that Gottlieb said if any member of the association objects to being video taped, the board cannot continue the meeting and must adjourn. He said he was advised that not to See video taping on page 11

Mark Your Calendar nStaff Reports

Looking for things to do or wondering when the Bridge Club meets? Access and you’ll find a helpful calendar of all scheduled club times and OVA activities. The view can be switched to display an entire month, or to a day. By hovering over the item, a pop-up box gives brief details. Clicking on the date or event will bring up more information on place, time and who to contact when available. Best of all, from that view, you can export the event and its information to your Google calendar or iCalendar. The calendar is also searchable at the top of the page, by date, topic or location. The web calendar coordinates with the monthly printed version in the Oakmont News, which is also available on the website under News and More dropdown menu. There you’ll find the current issue and an archive of past issues. And remember to check OVA Events on the website for a quick recap of OVA happenings and highlights.

December 1, 2015 • Volume 53, Number 23

Oakmont Says Thanks nMarty Thompson

Oakmont’s Festive Holiday Events

People lined the streets for the 11th Annual Oakmont Veterans Day Parade and filled the Berger Center Nov. 11 to say thanks to fellow residents who are military veterans.

nGrace Boyle

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Oakmont’s calendar is filled with Christmas dinners and dances and parties. Holiday festivities begin the first day of December and wind up with two gala New Year’s Eve celebrations. The Berger Center is the setting for the Oakmont Lanes Christmas Party on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Members participate in Nintendo Wii Bowling. There will be awards (including one for the worst bowler!), plus dining and drinks featuring member Juan Fuentes’ famous eggnog. OVA will ring in the season with Christmas caroling in the Berger Center 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. There will be a caroling concert by the Maria Carrillo Jazz Chorus. All Oakmont residents are welcome to enjoy the caroling plus eggnog and sweets. A Christmas Luncheon is scheduled at the West Rec. on Dec. 4 by the Quilting Bee. It promises to be a merry afternoon with games, a gift exchange, and the big “Quilt Challenge.” Months ago, each member picked a crayon from a sack and was challenged to use the crayon color (whether she liked it or not) to make a small quilt to display at the party. Also on Dec. 4, Lawn Bowlers will gather at the Berger Center for a Christmas Gala and Awards Presentation. The gala features a catered dinner and music for dancing and listening by Jeff Petty. Petty sings and plays popular standards along with Christmas music. The Dance Club invites “singles, couples and boomers” to come and enjoy the club’s Holiday Dinner Dance Dec. 5 at the Berger. A sit-down dinner is on tap with the Tom Shader Trio providing music for all dance styles—from swing to foxtrot, tango to polka, bossa nova to rock, line dancing, you name it. A spokesperson for Rainbow Women reports that “all holidays encompassing all religions” will be celebrated at its Holiday Party on Dec. 5 at the East Rec. The American Mah Jongg Club’s second annual Christmas Luncheon is scheduled Dec. 7 at the East Rec. Entertainment after the luncheon? Mah Jongg, of course.


A lively day is scheduled by the Walkers starting at noon on Dec. 8. The day will include a bus trip to San Francisco’s Union Square to Christmas shop and admire decorations, dinner at the Wild Fox Restaurant in Novato, and stops to view decorated houses in Novato and Rohnert Park. The full day ends at 9 p.m. See holiday events on page 5 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANTA ROSA, CA PERMIT NO. 323

Veterans Day Parade watchers on Oakmont Drive. More photos online at (Photos by John Williston)

The grand marshal, Maj. Del Tiedeman enjoys cheers from parade watchers.

The nation’s colors decorate a lineup of golf carts and Mini Coopers.

“‘We appreciate what you have done’ is the nicest thing you can say to a veteran,” retired Air Force Maj. Del Tiedeman told a standing-room only Berger Center audience at a reception after the parade. Tiedeman was the parade grand marshal. A record 81 entries ranged from decorated bicycles to a band on a float and two fire trucks—one retired from Bodega and the active duty Engine 7 from the Oakmont city fire station. Sixty-three vehicles and 18 bicycles moved out from the Berger Center in crisp, clear weather to wind through Oakmont where residents watched from curbsides, many with flags and signs thanking veterans. At the post-parade reception, Tiedeman recalled his flights, starting on D-Day, from a base in England to drop parachutists and equipment. “There were no lights on the airplanes, even exhausts were covered at the drop zones where the planes slowed to 100 miles an hour as the men jumped,” he recalled. “Were they scared? You’re damned right they were scared,” Tiedeman said. He said the men knew that once on the ground it would take 22 minutes to get out of their parachutes and packs before they could defend themselves. Past parade grand marshals and all veterans were recognized during the Berger program. Marney McKinley headed a team of volunteers who organized the parade and reception.


The Oakmont News / December 1, 2015

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Regular Oakmont Association Committee Meetings

Letter to the Editor

nOVA Administration

The listed Oakmont Village Association meetings are open sessions. Any interested Oakmont residents are invited and encouraged to participate in these important meetings. MEETINGS Architectural (No participation) / Oakmont Village Association (OVA) Board OVA Board Workshop

DATE TIME PLACE* 2nd Tues. Monthly 2 PM Ste. 6 3rd Tues. Monthly 1–3 PM Berger Center 1st Tues. Monthly 3–5 PM East Rec.

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

DATE TIME PLACE* 2nd Mon. Monthly 9–11 AM Rm. B 2nd Thurs. Monthly 11:30 AM–1:30 PM Rm. B 4th Thurs. Monthly 2–3:30 PM Rm. B 1st Tues. Monthly 10 AM–12 Noon Rm. G 1st Mon. Monthly 1st Wed. (March, Sept., Dec.) 2nd Thurs. (June)

12 Noon 7 PM 9 AM

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1st Thurs. Monthly 3rd Thurs. (Jan., May, Sept.)

2 PM 2 PM

Rm. B Berger Center

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

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


nCarol Callahan

League of Oakmont Maintained Area Associations


At the Monday, Dec. 7 monthly board meeting for LOMAA, we will have two special guests from the Oakmont Golf Club, Manager Mike Ash and member Chuck Wood, who will update us on their current and future plans. As many of us have common area that borders the OGC property, this will be an opportunity for us to ask questions, submit complaints and offer

suggestions to the golf course operation. This meeting will be held in the Fireside Room in the Berger Center rather than our normal venue in the CAC. The meeting starts at 12 noon and will conclude at 1:30 p.m. The first 45 minutes will be devoted to our speakers’ presentation and a Q&A session, then regular business will follow after that. All Oakmont HOA board members and interested homeowners are welcome.

Dear Editor, I have had a number of friends tell me a petition is circulating requesting that the Board allow our residents to vote on whether or not pickleball courts should be built. I believe this last came up when the Board was looking at building an office in front of the Central pool, and prior to that when the Central Activities Center upgrade was first suggested. So again, our newer residents need to know that Oakmont is a representative democracy. We residents do not make the decisions, rather we elect those who are tasked with doing just that. If we ever resorted to decision by membership vote, NOTHING would ever be done because folks only vote to spend money on their own pet endeavor. Stop and think about it. Would we have a lawn bowling green, tennis courts, bocce courts, pools, if a majority vote of our eligible voting power was required to build something? Never happen. When the Board was contemplating the CAC upgrade, we actually had a group of residents collecting funds to sue ourselves to force a membership vote. Our attorneys reminded us that this could never happen and the group disappeared. So, our residents need to remember that spending time, money, and effort on petitions to require a membership vote on any subject is a total waste of time. And when getting opinion petitions signed, it’s good to remember that 1000 names boils down to between 600-800 eligible voting names, less than 20% of the 3,450 total. Wally Schilpp 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

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The Oakmont News / December 1, 2015


The Oakmont News / December 1, 2015

holiday events

Continued from page 1

On Dec. 9, Oakmont Golf Club members will gather for a “Wednesday Night Live Variety Extravaganza,” a takeoff on “Saturday Night Live.” There will be live music and silly skits performed by club members. The holiday event, which includes dinner, is a fund-raiser for OGC. The Oakie Folkies’ annual holiday gathering is Dec. 9 at the West Rec. Live music from guitars, accordions, mandolins, harmonicas, banjos, etc. will be enjoyed non-stop throughout the night. Member Janet Dove explains: “Oakie Folkies can eat, drink, strum, and sing all at the same time.” As per usual, it will be a fun-filled holiday evening. The Oakmont Boomers Club will celebrate another successful year at the third annual Holiday Member Appreciation Social on Dec. 10 at the Berger Center. The no-cost party is hosted by the club to show appreciation for members’ support. The Berger Center will rock with the Rolling Stones—the Unauthorized Rolling Stones, that is— for the Tennis Club’s Holiday Dinner-Dance Dec. 11. Award-winning Bay area musicians will represent Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones band performing Stones’ hits. Social director Terri Somers says: “This event will not shut down at 9 or 10, expect to party ‘til midnight!” In the spirit of the season, in lieu of their own Christmas party, members of Oakmont’s Pickleball Club have been invited and will attend the Tennis Club’s dinner-dance. Oakmont’s Bocce Club will welcome the holidays with a Christmas Party at the West Rec. Dec. 11. Dining and musical entertainment are planned for this annual event. Sha-Boom’s highly popular Rat Pack Show from Las Vegas, a holiday event that has been sold out since June 1, will return to the Berger Center Dec. 12. “Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Dean Martin and Joey Bishop” will entertain with classic songs and antics. The surprise guest star this year will be “Marilyn Monroe.” The Enocureans’ Holiday Gala will take place Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the General’s Daughter, a grand old Victorian house near Sonoma Plaza. The gala is the most elegant event of the year for this group who love good food and wine. A champagne reception will be followed by a sit-down three-course wine-paired dinner. Single Boomers Social Club members will gather for their Holiday Party at the Berger Center on Dec.17. The party will be followed by Christmas caroling at Oakmont Gardens.


Popular and vivacious Jami Jamison, known for her sassy vintage look and sultry voice, will highlight Oakmont Fitness Club’s Holiday Dinner-Dance Dec. 18 at the Berger. The Jami Jamison Band will play jazz, blues and swing music for dancing following a sit-down dinner. And yes, everybody’s favorite dance partner Frank Schretlin will be there at his usual Table for 8. Two New Year’s Eve celebrations are encore events for the Dance Club and the Golf Club. The Dance Club will ring in 2016 at a Dinner and Dance Gala at the Berger Center that will feature music by popular DJ Steve Luther. The inimitable Charlie Baker will provide dance music for the Golf Club’s New Year’s Eve Bash that includes champagne dining. “You wanted the Hot Rods back, you got ‘em,” reports Ray Haverson whose Sha-Boom Events Club will again host its New Year’s After New Year’s Party, planned after a needed rest from the busy Christmas agenda. The party is scheduled Jan. 23. In addition to the Hot Rods Band, guests will enjoy a dinner that includes cracked crab, BBQ chicken and shrimp salad. Should you wish to attend any of the holiday parties, go to the OVA website and under Oakmont Residents click on the “Clubs and Organizations” tab for the person to contact.

Attention All Horseshoe Players

Oakmont Great Decisions 2016 Program nGeorge McKinney, Karen Krestensen, Juanita Roland, Co-chair

Great Decisions is a national program of discussion groups on foreign policy issues that are important to the United States. It is sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association. Meetings are held every two weeks during February through May. In Oakmont we meet on Monday mornings from 10 a.m.–12 noon in the East Recreation Center, beginning February 1, 2016 and ending May 23, 2016. Oakmont residents who sign up for the Great Decisions program receive a book written by foreign policy experts ($19 cost) which provides background material on eight topics. Send your check to George McKinney, Coordinator, 307 Stone Creek Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Topics for 2016 are: 1. Middle East (Feb. 1); 2. The Rise of ISIS (Feb. 15); 3. The Future of Kurdistan (Feb. 29); 4. Migration (Mar. 14); 5. The Koreas (Mar. 28); 6. The United Nations (Apr. 11); 7. Climate Change (Apr. 25); 8. Cuba and the U.S. (May. 9); 9. Topic to be decided (May 23). If you have any questions, please E-email We look forward to see you!

nRay Haverson

The Dead Ringer Horseshoe Club will have its meet on Thursday, December 3. We will be playing from 9 a.m.–12 noon. Please let me know what hour you would like to reserve. We can play up to eight players per hour. If you are not a member yet you may join our club. The dues are a mere $12 per year. Make checks payable to Sha-Boom. Your dues for this year will pay you up to January 1, 2017. You can E-mail me for your requested start time at or call me at 539-6666. Your play time will be one hour. Come on out and have some fun! The pits are located behind the Central Pool. Please park in the Berger parking lot. See you on Thursday, December 3.

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No, I’m not singing Christmas songs yet, but I am thinking about the charitable giving I may want to do. December 2015 is here. Where did the year go? For many of us, 2015 was spent enjoying all that Oakmont has to offer—club meetings and lectures, special events at the Berger, free exercise classes, concerts, Lifelong Learning, an Art Association presentation last February that was spectacular. We’re so fortunate to have many talented residents willing to share their knowledge and expertise, and a huge number of our neighbors willing to organize and lead. I hope you were also able to enjoy Oakmont’s bounty in 2015. If you have a favorite activity or participate in a special club, now is the time for you to think about charitable giving, too. The Oakmont Community Foundation makes it easy for you. Any donation to the OCF is taxdeductible. And that’s why I’m reminding you, it’s that time of year again.

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Pickleball Corner

nTom Kendrick

Ever heard of “Google Trends?” It’s pretty cool— find it on your device (no, not that device!), and when it comes up, type in anything you want. Badminton, bowling, golf, hopscotch, backward thinking curmudgeons, etc. It displays a line graph indicating “popularity over time.” Go ahead, type in pickleball and see what happens!

Player Profile: Susan Hazlewood and Lew Gross

Susan and Lew have lived in Oakmont for two years, both retired from the bay area high-tech world. They are in their sixties (extremely young!) and are also active in golf club and Boomer events. Both Lew and Susan are considered “Upper B” players, and Lew uses the “switch hand” technique, which is, rather than using a conventional backhand,

11 a.m., and 2 p.m. session has taken off. So for any newbies out there, PJ still runs her newcomer orientation the first and third Monday, but chances are you can show up just about any time and give it a try. WHO: All Oakmont residents welcome. WHERE: East Rec. Tennis Court #4 WHEN: Seven days a week. Open play, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. WHY: Come join the fun, exercise and meet nice people. ATTIRE: Proper court attire requested. Please wear approved court shoes with non-marking soles. We have loaner paddles available. WEBSITE: NEW PLAYER ORIENTATION: First and third Mondays 9–10 a.m. NEW PLAYER CONTACT: PJ Savage, 843-7266; E-mail:

he quickly switches the paddle to his other hand. Silly, some say, but tennis legend Poncho Gonzalez did the same thing. Sadly, no matter which hand Lew uses, he’ll probably never be as good as Susan!

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Especially due to the planning and hands-on direction of John Theilade and Dann Newton, the October 30 Glowball Tournament was a sold-out blast for members and guests alike. Held on the East Course after a pizza and salad dinner, the team scramble play was a whole lot of fun. The “Witches of Oakmont” won the best costume prize, as well. Thank you J.T. and Dann.


More details are now available. The hours for the “Wednesday Night Live” dinner and variety show will be from 5–9 p.m. Held in the Quail Inn, this fundraising event will cost $20 apiece, plus $5 corkage if requested. Proceeds will go toward the beautification of the East Course parking areas. The menu will feature Chicken Marsala and salad. Entertainment will include live music by Oakmont’s own “Black Tops,” celebrity appearances and guest performers (all OGC members!). There are rumors of presidential candidates, inappropriate behavior (it’s all relative), and possible violence—but you’ll have to attend to find out, won’t you? You can buy tickets from Tom Kendrick, Debbie Kiddoo, JoAnn Banayat, and Heather Pelleriti. Make the checks payable to the Oakmont Golf Club or charge the cost to your OGC account. Build your own table-for-eight if you like.


Our Greens Committee and our Golf Course Superintendent, Andy Trinkino, want you to know that they are making things happen for our benefit. Removal of two fairway bunkers on the West Course’s 17th hole began during the week of November 2. The smaller of the two bunkers, located approximately 60 yards from the green, has been removed, graded down, had sod installed, and received seeding around the edges. Eventually, this area will be mowed to normal fairway height. The larger bunker, along the right side of the 17th fairway, has been lowered by a few feet and the newly-available soil was used to fill in that bunker. Leftover soil has been placed along the right side of the 17th fairway approximately 100 yards from the green to create a low berm along the canal (perhaps where my second shot often skitters). Also being considered is filling in the fairway bunker located in the middle of the West Course’s 15th hole, located approximately 200 yards from the green. The plan is to lower the surrounding area and use the available soil to fill in that bunker and then create a grass bunker with turf that will be mowed at rough height. In addition to all this bunker-oriented work, sections of several fairways on both courses will be aerated to reduce compaction, improve drainage and improve the overall quality of those fairways. This will be an ongoing project with the completion timing tied to available staff and funds. Your patience and understanding will be appreciated as this work is going on. We will all appreciate the results of this fine work.

The Oakmont News / December 1, 2015

18-Hole Tuesday & Thursday Women’s Club

nEileen Beltrano

Hi there ladies. I guess we’re just about “turkiedout,” wouldn’t you say? But certainly not “birdiedout.” We love to get those birdies and the more the merrier. That means an extra envelope ($) received at the Christmas Luncheon! Speaking of the Christmas Luncheon, be sure to sign up. Tuesday, December 8 is the deadline. Make your $18 check payable to T.O.W.G.C. and put in Thursday drawer. Put on your favorite Christmas sweater and join in the fun! Remember, during the month of December, there will be no sweeps. Our times are still available starting at 9 a.m. but there will be no sign-up sheet. You need to call the pro shop to make your time (and cancel your time) during the month of December. Our new golf season sweeps sign-up sheet begins on the first Tuesday in January, 2016! Now here are the results of sweeps for the beginning of November.

A big welcome goes out to three new Tuesday Club members, Ann Benson, Iris Harrell and Darlene Bath. See you out there ladies.

Congratulations to Vanita Collins for winning first low net in her flight along with our Thurs. Club Champion and low gross winner Linda Paul.


Low Gross of Field: Linda Paul And Patty Buchholz (79). First flight: first low net, J. Seliga; second low net tie, K. Peters, A. Miller and B. Hulick; fifth low net, P. Buchholz. Second flight: first low net, J. Duport; second low net tie, M. Delagnes and E. Huff; fourth low net, J. Reed; fifth low net, R. Nicholson. Third flight: first low net, M. Jobson; second low net tie, L. Vree and M.A. Gibbs; fourth low net tie, B. VanVoorhis and E. Baciocco. Fourth flight: first low net, C. Rexford; second low net tie, J. O’Toole and V. Eschelbach; fourth low net, C. Tripaldi.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, WEST First four—Last five, 21 players

Low Gross of Field: Kris Peters And Kathy Mokricky (89). First flight: first low net, B. Hulick; second low net, K. Mokricky; third low net tie, L. Paul, K. Peters and K. Faherty. Second flight: first low net, E. Huff; second low net, L. Bellows; third low net, Y. Smith; and fourth low net, M. Rossi. Third flight: first low net, V. Collins; second low net, L. Vree; third low net, C. Rexford; and fourth low net, C. Locke.

Thank you so much to our captains as the year comes to an end. Tuesday’s captain, Ellean Huff with Thursday’s captain, Kris Peters.

After a round of golf, we have, Linda Kilpatrick, Mary Rossi, Lynn Davis and our Tuesday Club Champion, Joan Seliga.

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Low Gross of Field: Patty Buchholz (88). First flight: first low net, P. Buchholz; second low net tie, L. Paul, J. Seliga and B. Hulick. Second flight: first low net, L. Davis; second low net, Y. Smith; third low net tie, D. Kendrick and C. Carroll. Third flight: first low net, E. Huff; second low net, M.A. Gibbs; third low net, L. Yates; and fourth low net, M. Jobson. Fourth flight: first low net, C. Rexford; second low net tie, C. Locke and J. O’Toole; fourth low net tie, E. Foote and D. Bath.


Low Gross of Field: Linda Paul (86). First flight: first low net, K.C. Cote; second low net tie, L. Paul, K. Mokricky and Y. Smith. Second flight: first low net, L. Wiener; second low net, V. Collins; third low net, E. Huff; and fourth low net, J. O’Toole.

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9-Hole Thursday Women’s Club


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Thursday, December 10, we’ll gather in the Quail Inn for our annual holiday celebration and toast to the 2015 Niner year. Tammy Siela and Barbara Robinson have planned a delicious luncheon: check the bulletin board at the East to see the scrumptious menu. Socializing, luncheon, wine, and awards—all for $28. Deadline for sign-up is Thursday, December 3. Hurry and get your checks in!


The Quail Inn was filled with a variety of memorable creatures and personages on October 29, following a morning golf scramble. Socializing and a tasty buffet preceded the awarding of prizes for best costumes. Declared winners were Sarah Wood, first; Linda Yates, second; Tammy Siela and Joanne Finnerty, third tie. Golf scramble prizes were awarded to: first, B. Robinson, J. Finnerty, T. Siela and E. Comaduran; second, J. Fulkerson, C. Cunningham, E. LaPointe and J. Howell; third, J. Rockwell, J. Rasore, C. Hilliard. Many thanks to Jane Finnerty for stepping-up to chair the tournament Tournament Chair Witch, and to Ruth Levy and Liisa Jane Finnerty. Thanks, Jane, for a great day. Karjalainen, luncheon and decorating chairs. Thanks, too, to those who pitchedin to make the event happen: Barbara Robinson, Barbara Olsen, Rebecca Wellman, Ellen Comaduran and Jeanine Haggerty. Special thanks go to husbands Tom Finnerty, Jack Haggerty, Lou Comaduran and Jack Robinson for their assistance.

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Second flight: first, T. Siela; second, R. Lommori; third, H. Williston. Third flight: first, B. James; second tie, J. McDonald and A. Engen. Chip-ins: Bobbie Sparrow, hole #10 and Tammy Siela, hole #15.


Our Oakmont WRENS team—Tammy Siela, Elaine Foote, Henni Williston and Linda Yates— travelled to the Adams Springs Golf Course to compete in the 2015 President’s Cup. Linda reports a surreal day: the remains of many homes that had burned in the Valley Fire, and a Pro Shop with only the chimney still standing. The Oakmont team placed third, behind first place Adams Springs and second place Hidden Valley Lake. Ruth Levy, Liisa Karjalainen and Barbara Robinson volunteered as score keepers.

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Winter is upon us and rain is on its way (we hope!). Those in golf carts, try to avoid wet and puddle areas on the fairways and keep all four wheels on the path around the tees and greens. December 14, we will play individual low net followed by our Christmas luncheon at noon. So keep the date available. Sign-up for the luncheon will be in the Pro Shop. Meanwhile, Happy Golfing!

NOVEMBER 2 SWEEPS RESULTS Individual Low Net, 21 Players

First Place: Wayne Mickaelian with a 27. Second Place: Phil Sapp with a 28.5. Third Place: Tony Apolloni with a 30.5. Fourth Place: Neil Huber with a 31. Fifth Place Tie: Tony D’Agosta, Al Bentham and Dan Sienes, all with a 32. Eighth Place: Art Boot with a 33. Closest-to-the-Pin: Phil Sapp, 7’10”, Dan Levin, 9’5”, Pat Hart, 18’0”. Costume winners Linda Yates, Tammy Siela, Sarah Wood and Jane Finnerty.



Did you enjoy participating in the Halloween event? How about the Guys, Gals and Pals Tournament? These, and other events, still need 2016 chairs. Check out the sign-up sheet at the East and add your name to make our favorite Niners’ events happen next year.

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First flight: first, E. LaPointe; second, E. Baciocco; third, C. Silvas. Second flight: first, M. Crimaldi; second, A. Krajci. Third flight: first, B. Bowman; second, J. Rasore; third tie, B. James and A. Engen. Chip-ins: Elisabeth LaPointe, Hole #10 and Ann Krajci, Hole #18.


First flight: first, B. Robinson; second, L. Yates; third, J. Rockwell.

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On October 28 the Tuesday and Thursday Women’s groups joined the Wednesday Men’s Club for our second Guys and Gals Trifecta: Six Holes of Better Ball, Six Holes of Alternate Shot, and a Six-Hole Scramble on the East Course. Twenty-six guy/gal teams participated in four flights, put together by our Director of Golf, John Theilade. Prize money, deposited in Sweeps Accounts, was paid to the first four places in each flight. First flight: first, Bruce Hulick/Eileen Beltrano; second, Pete Waller/Kris Peters. Second flight: first, Sal Cesario/Lynn Davis; second, Chuck Wood/Cindy Carroll. Third flight: first, John Williston/Dee Johnson; second, Bill Smith/Eilleen Mickaelian. Fourth flight: first, Wally Juchert/Sue Hazlewood; second, Ed Pierson/Henni Williston. The golf was followed by a lunch, and beverages.  nBruce Hulick

November 11, West INDIVIDUAL LOW NET

First flight (6–17): first, Bruce Hulick, 69; second, Mike Isola, 70; third, John Cook, 71; fourth, Bill Salmina, 71. Second flight (18–24): first, Sal Cesario, 65; second, Charles Perotti, 67; third, Andy Frauenhofer, 67; fourth, Tom Wayne, 68. Third flight (26–up): first, Scott Ricci, 62; second, Bill Faherty, 68; third, Larry Frediani, 68; fourth, Pete Eschelbach, 70. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Danny Crobbe, 6’7”, Rick Warfel, 8’8”; #13—Sal Cesario, 7’0”, Rick Yates, 9’5”; #16—John Cook, 6’7”, Danny Crobbe, 9’11”; #5— Larry Frediani, 22’7”. Note: Due to multiple ties in each flight, card-offs were used to determine place winners.

November 11, East INDIVIDUAL LOW NET, 12 Players

First, Bob Ure, 58; second, Keith Wise, 59; third, Art Boot, 63; fourth, Dan Sienes, 64. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Keith Wise, 44’5”; #16— Neil Huber, 15’9”.

November 18, east First week Eclectic

First flight (3–12): first, Nick Beltrano, 59; second, Bucky Peterson, 60; third, Kevin Buehner, 61; fourth, Danny Morgan, 61. Second flight (13–19): first, Rick Yates, 59; second, Bill Salmina, 59; third, Bob Thompson, 62; fourth, Neil Huber, 63. Third flight (20–25): first, Wally Juchert, 56; second, Tony D’Agosta, 59; third, Bill Smith, 60; fourth, Ted Mokricky, 61. Fourth flight (26–up): first, Bob Flores, 57; second, David Beach, 63; third, Rodi Martinelli, 65; fourth, Bill Faherty, 65. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Shelly Brodsky, 2’5”, Bob Peterson, 9’1”; #11—(tape not put out); #16—Bob Thompson, 1’2”, Charlie Perotti, 3’8”. Note: card-offs were used for ties.

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Oakmont Rainbow Women nKathy Cirksena and Jeanne DeJoseph

ORW Holiday Party!

WHEN: Saturday, December 5 from 5:30–8:30 p.m. WHERE: East Rec. Center This will be a potluck with entrée provided by the ORW Board. Bring a dish to share! Music is by that special band—iPod. There will be a white elephant gift exchange (bring a $10. wrapped gift to participate). Bring a canned food donation for the Food Bank. Fun, fun, fun! No Thursday meeting in December.)

ORW First concert of 2016 Get your tickets!

WHO: Pianist/comedian Kathryn Lounsbery WHEN: Saturday, January 16, 7 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center TICKETS: $10 for ORW members and $15 for nonmembers Kathryn is our first in the “next generation” series of performers. A Los Angeles-based pianist, comedian, music director, composer and arranger, her performances have been described as a cross between Lily Tomlin, Bette Midler, and Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Dancing is 4 Everyone nMariellen Munson

The joy of dance may be experienced by you…without a partner. We have a new Beginning Line Dance Class. Check it out! Remember, dance is exercise for your brain as much as for your body. While you are dancing your brain is constantly making new neural connections. Studies show that this is very beneficial for protection against dementia. The pleasure of dance, even if you don’t have a partner, is available in Oakmont. Our instructor, Steve Luther, has a unique style of teaching that makes it easier to learn the steps to a variety of dances, and the music he selects is upbeat and lively. As you progress you will enjoy a wide diversity of music and styles, from Country, Disco, Latin, Cajun, Rock and Roll, etc. It’s the “only way” to exercise in the minds of our many line dancers. Some of us had never danced prior to this line dance class. No worries, Steve makes us feel good about our dance and good about ourselves. You don’t need a partner, so there is no reason or excuse for you not to get out and enjoy the glory of dance, and you will, most certainly, make new friends during this time. Beginning Line Dance Class is starting January 6, Wednesday nights from 7:15–8:30 p.m. at the Berger Center, and will continue weekly throughout the year. This beginning class series is only offered one time during the year, so jump right in and give line dance a try. A four-week session (monthly) is only $28. Individual classes are $9. Fun times are ahead. You will feel the joy and laughter in the room from the start. We’ll see you there! Come early to allow time to sign-up. Oh, P.S. Fragrance-free! Call me with any questions at 538-4142.

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She is hilarious—look her up on YouTube! Purchase tickets at meetings or by leaving a check in the ORW folder in the OVA Office (include your E-mail).

November Meeting

More than 40 women came out to hear OVA Manager Cassie Turner, our featured speaker. Cassie shared her personal journey from Wisconsin and how she wound up with the OVA Manager’s position. In describing how Oakmont is unique compared with other communities, she reflected on generational and personal resource OVA Manager Cassie Turner differences in Oakmont that affect residents’ opinions and needs as to the direction OVA should go, which can result in differing priorities. She discussed a few of the upcoming OVA projects including the Berger Center and complexities of new office space and took a few audience questions as well. Cassie welcomes E-mails and phone calls from residents and is very interested in making sure that people get correct information about what is happening in Oakmont. She was very warmly received and applauded for her part in the efforts to make our community safe, active and attractive.

Very Important Meeting on January 14, 2016

January 14 meeting focuses on ORW Support to the Community. ORW’s philanthropy study group has selected four non-profits to consider for 2016 fundraising. Four Sonoma County agencies that are potential recipients of our spring fundraising efforts will describe their group’s mission, activities and needs. At the end of the meeting, members attending will vote on which group ORW will support for 2016. Be sure to come and help guide this decision! Please welcome Shirley Lieberman to the ORW Board. Thank you to Shirley and all the board members for all you do! We still need a few more board members so please speak to Sue Lebow for more information.

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Eat at selected great restaurants on December 3, 25% or 50% of your bill will be donated to Food For Thought. Go to for information.

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Sandy Metzger will lead a holiday wreath making workshop. Registration cut-off date was November 25. WHEN AND WHERE: Wednesday, December 2 at the East Rec. TIME: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. COST: $20 which includes instruction and all materials There is no regular December meeting. The next regular meeting will be in January


• Watch for bare root plants in nurseries: fruit trees, roses, berries, vines, shrubs, grapes, artichokes, horseradish, strawberries, rhubarb and more. • Plants are more frost-sensitive when it is dry— more plants die from desiccation during freezes than from low temperatures per se, so if the rain abates for a period that is followed by freezing weather, make sure to water small or new plantings. • Protect frost-tender plants such as bougainvillea, hibiscus, citrus, etc. You can use an anti-desiccant such as Cloudcover, and when frost is actually predicted, cover the plants with sheets or lightweight blankets or burlap. A strand of Christmas lights in a tree is often enough to protect the plant from frost, as well (and you get decoration!) • You can still dig up and divide grasses and perennials; the dormancy of the plants makes this the least stressful time for them to go through this process. Make sure that you keep roots moist by keeping the plants in the shade and covering the roots with damp newspaper while you are working. • Clean, oil and store tools such as shovels, hoes, pruners, etc. Use a light machine oil on metal parts to prevent rust. • Move tender container plant indoors or under patio covers for winter.


The Oakmont News / December 1, 2015

Ladies’ Friendship Bible Study nNancy Crosby


What does it mean to have the Holy Spirit directing your life? What do you know about the third member of the Trinity? This study will reveal who He is, what He does, and what life is like when He lives within you. Whether a novice to Bible study or a seasoned veteran, join our welcoming and friendly group to explore the answers to these questions. This

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Stonecroft study has six lessons, but we progress at our own speed, taking time for sharing and discussion. Please call me for more information or just jump in anytime! DATE: Fridays. No classes Dec. 18 and 25 or Jan. 1. TIME: 10:15–11:50 a.m. PLACE: 6575 Oakmont Drive, Suite 6 (room is directly across the hall from the OVA Office) LEADER/CONTACT: Nancy Crosby, 480-0566

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adjourn would subject the OVA to liability. Gottlieb specializes in community association law and has written extensively about disclosure and code compliance. Cassie Turner, OVA manager, said the board will reconvene Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. in the Berger Center. The only agenda item will be the appointment of the nominating committee for the 2016 board elections. Other items that were on the agenda will be carried over to the regular December meeting. Ken Heyman, one of at least two residents planning to video tape the meeting, said it is “within my right,” adding that he planned to post the video “to a password-protected site that would only be made available to residents who ask.” He said his argument was supported by a 2005 newspaper article that said that as a result of two court cases, boards do not have the right to prevent the taping of association meetings by a titleholder or member. Bachelor said Heyman was relying on an outdated news article. Heyman, in an E-mail, said the board is relying on the opinion of an attorney, not the law. “As owners, I still believe we have the right to video record our BOD meetings openly and respectfully—which is what I was doing,” he said. OVA video taping of board meetings and workshops was stopped when the board voted 4-3 at its Oct. 20 meeting to discontinue the practice except for annual candidates’ nights and annual meetings. As the November meeting was adjourned for the day, Ellen Leznik, a long-time opponent of the proposed pickleball courts near Berger Center, handed Batchelor a petition calling for a special meeting to allow OVA members to vote on whether the board should proceed with construction of the courts. Leznik said the petition contains 230 member signatures, more than the 5% of the OVA voting power needed to call for such a meeting. She cited Section 3.3 of the OVA bylaws and Section 7510(e) of the California Corporations Code and asked the OVA Board to inform eligible association members. Read the articles of incorporation cited. Batchelor said the petition signatures would have to be verified to determine if the 5% requirement is

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met. If it is, he said, the meeting would be held within 10 to 90 days. However, Turner said the “petition requesting a vote will be meaningless because voting on the construction of Pickleball courts is not one of the items that a membership can vote on.” Read excerpt on Davis-Stirling. Steve Weil, another attorney also consulted by the board on his opinion about using capital improvement funds to finance the Pickleball court project, said Oakmont’s guidelines do not require a vote of the membership. “I conclude that no membership vote is required for the use of the funds,” he said. “There is no relevant limitation on the board’s right to use the development fund. For a typical homeowner’s association the (Davis-Stirling) website is probably correct; unless the CC&Rs have been amended, modern HOA’s cannot spend money on capital improvements without membership approval. Oakmont governing documents have no such limitation.” Turner said the dialogue on social media sites is concerning at several levels for Oakmont. “There are constant aggressive attacks on the board and the administration by a small group of people,” she said. “We are now having to spend OVA dollars on attorney fees because they have created a hostile work environment.” You can access these additional resources online: Gottlieb article: thing_off_why_you_sh.html Heyman article from LA Times: thing_off_why_you_sh.html Oakmont Articles of Incorporation: uploads/2015/07/article_of_incorporation_and_ bylaws.pdf Davis-Stirling excerpt on meetings: RestrictionsonMeetingAgenda/tabid/395/Default. aspx

Valley of the Moon Rotary nJohn Brodey

Cast of Thousands?

Well, thousands of what you might ask? If you are well versed in marine biology, you may know that a group of whales are a “pod,” a group of sharks are a “shiver” and a group crabs are “dinner.” Okay, actually a group of crabs are called a “cast.” That said, Red Tide or neurotoxins aside, the Valley of the Moon Rotary is happy to officially announce its annual Crab Feed Fundraiser for 2016. We have it on good authority from our commercial fishing friends that the ban on harvesting crab is likely to be lifted mid-December. This is good news indeed as we have moved our annual feast up from the end of February, when it has normally taken place, to January 30. Rest assured that our crab will be safe, Rotary Club President Bob fresh and tastier than ever. Jackson just announced Tickets will go on sale that tickets will be on sale December 4, for their January December 4. This event, as those of 30, 2016 Crab Feed, their 15th such event. Because the Crab you who are hard core Feed is always a sellout, plan clampers (a group of crab on buying your tickets early eaters) know, is always a by contacting any Rotarian sellout. We will have more or writing to valerie.hulsey@ games, auctions, wine, cocktails, beer and succulent crab than ever before. Since we are in the event mode, we are also thrilled to announce our first corporate membership. Made up of golf course and Quail Inn management, members include Mike Ash, General Manager of the Golf Course for KemperSports, and John Theilade, Director of Golf. Together they have made VOM Rotary an offer we can’t refuse: a spring golf tournament to benefit the many great causes we all believe in and have supported enthusiastically. Stay tuned for details after the first of the year. Until then though, the frost is on the pumpkin and the holidays are upon us. In keeping with our commitment to the Sierra Girls Center, we’d like to suggest you stop by their Holiday Market and Boutique. It takes place Saturday, December 12, at the garden. Just look for the signs on Highway 12 at Pythian. The hours are 9 a.m.–12 noon. There will be gifts and goodies made by the girls. You will find gift baskets, holiday decorations and handmade note cards. From the garden there will be lavender, bird feeders, persimmons, lemons and herbs. And the kitchen will feature preserves, red pepper jelly, cookies, breads and apple butter. Let’s be honest, what makes a better gift than something homemade that you can actually take credit for making? The money raised by the girls funds a variety of activities that broaden their experience and growth. Peace!


The Oakmont News / December 1, 2015

nStephanie Wrightson and Diane Linneball

Tennis Club


General Doug Smith and Admiral Wrightson rallied their troops for battle on the courts. The battle ended with Navy victorious, 12 to 8. Fun was had by all thanks to Commander-in-Chief Sumner Johnson and his mess staff.

Army Strong: General Doug Smith, front; troops—Zlatica Hasa, Bob Zemore, Dorothy Smith, Michael Chen (hidden), George Hasa, Tony Agocs, Alice Chen and Neil Linneball. (Photo by S. Wrightson) Admiral Bill Wrightson with one of his sailors, Eva McGinn. (Photo by S. Wrightson)

That evening, members enjoyed dinner and a show. The wartime menu included Yankee pot roast and chipped beef on toast, and was catered by the Sonoma County Probation Camp culinary program. Tom Kendrick emceed the USO show and entertained with his band; Cinda Gough wowed us with her tap routine; Pam Bellefeuille whistled her way into our hearts; Olivia Kinzler embodied Billie Holliday; Dave Koch lead us in song; and we were tickled by Young Ran (Kay) Kim’s joke as well as Ed McMahon (Doug Smith) and Carnac the Magnificent (George Hasa). So much fun! Members placing first in 2015 round robins and

tournaments were recognized with trophies: Alice Chen, Dave Coar, Kathy Erickson, Rey Frimmersdorf, Jill Gossard, Zlatica Hasa, Tom Kendrick, Olivia Kinzler, Paula Lewis, Janet Nogara, Terri Somers, Fritz Spotleson and Bob Zemore. Tom and Oliva were awarded two trophies for two first-place wins. Congrats to all!


The Oakmont Tennis Club cordially invites Oakmont residents to our end-of-the-tennis-season holiday party. This blow-out will be held on Friday, December 11, 5:30–10 p.m., Berger Center. Don your holiday attire and party with us! The evening includes a scrumptious dinner

OTC HOLIDAY DINNER-DANCE reservation form FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 5:30–10 PM, BERGER CENTER OTC Member Name(s) __________________________________________________________________________ Non-member Name(s): __________________________________________________________________________ # of OTC Members at $38/each: _________ # of Non-members at $45/each: _________ # of New York Strip Meals: _________ # of Seared Salmon Meals: _________ Total enclosed $_________ Phone Number: ________________________________

Submit the completed coupon and payment to the Oakmont Tennis Club folder in the OVA Administrative Office by December 4. Reservations for tables of eight require all eight attendees’ names and their meal selections, and total remittance. BYOB.


Complete this coupon and deposit it with a check for $20/person in the Oakmont Tennis Club folder in the OVA Office. (Re)join by March 1 to be listed in the 2016 OTC Roster. Name(s): ______________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail address: ____________________________________________ Phone number: ______________________

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OTC dues for 2016 remain a low $20/year for tennis tournaments, social events, beginner and intermediate tennis lessons, twice-a-week dropin tennis, club-managed substitution list, interclub tennis, three ball machines and other spontaneous tennis events. See the membership coupon below. New memberships and renewals for 2016 received no later than March 1, 2016 will be listed in the 2016 OTC roster. New members who enroll now are paid up through 2016. After enrolling, log on to https:// and request access. Questions? Contact Membership Chairman Paula Lewis,


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Women of Faith Bible Study nGayle Miller

Our Bible Study group will break for the holidays and will start a brand new study in the new year. This is your personal invitation to join our group and start this exciting study. Our first class will start Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Mark your new calendar!

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STUDY David: Seeking a Heart Like His by Beth Moore

Presentation on large-screen TV with titles for hearing impaired. Class has workbooks. David: Seeking a Heart Like His by Beth Moore is a compelling women’s Bible study of David. In this examination of the “man after God’s own heart,” David will delight and disappoint you. If you’ve ever experienced doubt, temptation, loss, family problems, or personal inconsistencies, this study is for you! God will never give up on you. Explore how David’s life proves this promise to be true. 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 is a weekly, non-denominational study. Our group is small and informal, the perfect place to meet new friends and learn exciting things from the Bible. For more information please call me. DATE: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 TIME: 9:30–11:30 a.m. PLACE: Meeting Room B (new complex building) CONTACT: Gayle Miller, 537-9309

City crews recently installed three new pedestrian access ramps along Oakmont Drive. The ramps, part of a city-wide project, are along Oakmont Drive at Valley Oaks Drive, Wild Oak Drive and Greenfield Circle. (Photo by Jackie Ryan)

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2015 Winter Warmth Coat Drive November 1—December 10

Drop-off Box at McBride Realty 6520 Oakmont Drive (at the entrance to Oakmont) Receive one raffle ticket for each coat you donate & enter to win a bottle of wine and a $100 gift basket full of goodies for your holiday party. Drawing will be held December 10. Please go through your closets & donate your extra coats to those in need. Ask your family & friends to help donate too! We will be collecting coats for men, women & children. Donated coats will go to:

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8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:30 AM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:30 AM Women of Faith Bible B 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Creative Writing Class D 10:00 AM Landscape Imp Comm G 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Card Making AR 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 10:30 AM Oakmont Music Lovers E+EC 11:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM Sleep Apnea G 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes BC 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:00 PM Septuagenarian Group B 3:00 PM OVA Board Workshop E 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Garden Club E 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge CR 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:00 PM Photography Club E 3:00 PM Cafe Mortel B 4:00 PM OVA Holiday Carols BC 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM LOMAA General Meeting UW

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Pickle Orientation E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM LOMAA Board BCFS 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM LOMAA Board B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 7:00 PM Mon Night Contract Bridge CR

8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:30 AM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Creative Writing Class D 10:00 AM SIR 92 Exec Board G 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:00 PM SIR 92 Luncheon BC 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM Bocce 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

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

7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:15 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 11:30 AM OCDC B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM Zumba Gold Intro LW 1:00 PM Bocce 1:30 PM Music at Oakmont BC 2:30 PM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Sunday Sympos Board Ste 6 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 5:00 PM Boomers Holiday Party BC 6:30 PM Pinochle CR

8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 8:30 AM Qigong LW 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible Ste 6 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM HICAP D 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 5:30 PM Bocce Christmas E

7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 5:30 PM Sha-Boom Events Club BC







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


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


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


10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Gift Wrapping G 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Communications Comm. B 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Paint Grp AR 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:00 PM OPCUG E 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Single Malt Scotch Club B 7:00 PM Bunco Ladies Night CR


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Orientation E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:30 AM Bridge to Nowhere CR 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Fitness Club Board B 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 1:00 PM Oakmont Art Critique AR 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 7:00 PM Mon Night Contract Bridge CR


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Paint Grp AR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:30 PM Genealogy Club UW 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 7:00 PM Bunco Ladies Night CR



7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:15 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM Lawn Bowling Brown Bag BC 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM Lawn Bowling E 1:00 PM Zumba Gold Intro LW 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Boomer Board Ste 6 2:00 PM OEPC Board B 2:30 PM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Pleasant Vista HOA BC 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:30 PM Church Choir Practice D 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR


8:30 AM Qigong LW 8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Ikebana AR 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible Ste 6 10:30 AM Quilting Bee UW 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 5:30 PM Lawn Bowling Awards Gala BC 5:30 PM Kiwanis Dinner Party E


8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:30 AM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:30 AM Volunteer Helpers (OVH) Ste 6 10:00 AM Creative Writing Class D 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:00 PM OVA BoD Monthly Mtg BC 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:00 PM Septuagenarian Group B 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 5:00 PM Oakmont Carolers BCFS 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Cafe Mortel B 4:00 PM Bridge CR 5:00 PM SIR 53 E+EC 6:00 PM Dance Club Class BC

7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Gift Wrapping G 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:15 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Zumba Gold Intro LW 1:00 PM Bocce 2:30 PM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:00 PM Single Boomers BC 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR 7:00 PM Documentary Films E

8:30 AM Qigong LW 8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Ikebana AR 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Fitness Club BC 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:30 AM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Creative Writing Class D 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM iPad Sig D 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Caregiver Support Group B 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 11:00 AM SIR 53 E+EC 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Bridge CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW








8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:30 AM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Creative Writing Class D 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:00 PM Bocce 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Bridge CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW

7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:15 AM Spanish Class Inter B 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Zumba Gold Intro LW 2:00 PM Finance Committee B 2:30 PM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:30 PM Pinochle CR

7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:15 AM Spanish Class Inter B 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Zumba Gold Intro LW 1:00 PM Bocce 2:30 PM ZUMBA Gold Inter LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:30 PM Pinochle CR 7:00 PM OVA & Dance Club NYE Party BC


7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Church Choir Practice BC 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 5:30 PM Dance Club BC


7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Parkinson’s Support Group B 1:00 PM Bocce


7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce

Happy New Year


The Oakmont News / December 1, 2015

Boomers nSusan Lynn

“For myself, I am an optimist—it does not seem to be much use being anything else.”—Winston Churchill It’s December, and that means that it’s time to renew your Boomers membership. For those members who have provided an E-mail address, you can expect a renewal notice for 2016 dues on December 16. You can renew your membership on our website ( using PayPal, which is the fastest, easiest way, or leave a check payable to Oakmont Boomers in the dues folder at the OVA Office. Annual dues are still only $10 per person. Can you even afford not to join? We have a lot planned for next year’s events, including our annual Mardi Gras bash, Trivia Nights, and more Pizza and Dance Parties. These events are for our members only, so be sure to join or renew so that you don’t miss out on the fun.


There isn’t much time left to register for the Third Annual Member Appreciation Social on December 10, so don’t delay. There will be sandwiches (meat and vegetarian choices), salads, and cookies to help us usher in the holiday season. All you need to bring is your beverage of choice and holiday cheer. Kindly RSVP for this members-only event by December 4, so that we are sure to have plenty of food. Just register on our website—www.oakmontboomers.

Peace Out.

org—by clicking on “Club Events” and then on the “Register Button” on the Holiday Party page. You can also fill out the coupon below and leave it in the Boomers’ folder at the OVA Office. WHEN: December 10, 6:30–9 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center BRING: BYOB COST: Free Thank you to everyone who entered our caption contest! The winning caption was one that I didn’t get at first, but which I thought was just brilliant. Congratulations, Ed Zarend! Boomer Trivia: Which female activist was briefly a Playboy bunny in 1963?


Deadline for RSVP is no later than 3 p.m. Friday, December 4. How many members is this an RSVP for?____________


The More, The Merrier

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American-Made Delicious


The Oakmont News / December 1, 2015

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

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 Rec. Center on Tuesdays from 1:30–4:30 p.m. to see us in action (no bowling fourth Tuesdays). See www. for club information and Winter 2016 League schedule. No bowling dates for December. December 1 is our Christmas Party.


This year we will have our Christmas Party on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 1:30–4 p.m. at the Berger Center. All bowlers, substitutes and guests are invited. We will celebrate Christmas cheer with pizza, salad, coffee, diet sodas, sparkling apple cider and egg nog. BYOB. We will also present awards to the Fall Team Champions.


On Nov. 17, our Fall League Playoff took place in which the top three teams from the 1:30 PM League— Wild Turkeys, Strikers and Alley Oops—played the top three teams from the 3:15 PM League—Strikes and Spares, King Pins and Pin Heads, to determine the Fall League Team Champion. The meeting following provided award presentations and sign-up for our Winter 2016 League starting on Jan 5, 2016. Results will be in Dec. 15 article.


On December 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the West Recreation Center, we will have a Wii Bowling Demonstration where you will get a Wii bowling lesson and experience the fun and excitement the Oakmont Lanes Club has to offer while celebrating the holidays with cookies and refreshments. Hope to see you there!


1:30 PM League: first place, Wild Turkeys; second place, Strikers; third place tie: Alley Oops and Pocket Hits; fifth place, Wii Four; sixth place, 4 Tops. Note: Alley Oops and Pocket Hits tied for third place. Team with the lowest team handicap (Alley Oops) breaks the tie. Men’s High Games: Don Shelhart, 260; Terry Leuthner, 218; Juan Fuentes, 201; Gordon Freedman, 200. Women’s High Games: Robin Schudel, 279; Sandy Osheroff, 278; Mariel Green, 245; Vicki Robinson, 245; Peggy Ensley, 219; Florence Palica, 219; Sue Bowman, 210. High Game Subs: Beverly Shelhart, 216; Elisabeth LaPointe, 205. 3:15 PM League: first place tie, Strikes and Spares and King Pins; third place, Pin Heads; fourth place, High Rollers; fifth place, Wii Power; sixth place, Strike Outs. Men’s High Games: Scott Harris, 241; Mark Attebery, 222; Al Bentham, 205. Women’s High Games: Maurine Bennett, 288; Jan Blackburn, 280; Maureen Schwartz, 277; Pat Stokes, 245; Debbie Miller, 236; Barbara Ford, 225; Elisabeth LaPointe, 212; Mollie Atkinson, 207. High Game Subs: Sandy Osheroff, 279, Terry Leuthner, 255; Sue Bowman, 212; Christian van den Burghe, 204.

nRosemary Waller


Making their Oakmont debut at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 10, violinist Frank Almond and pianist William Wolfram will present a most interesting program of music historically connected to the glorious 300-yearold instrument played by Mr. Almond, the “Lipinski” Stradivari violin. The works are by Tartini, Bach, Amanda Röntgen-Maier and Beethoven. Giuseppe Tartini Violin Sonata in G Minor “Devil’s Trill:” Exactly how this work came about is described in the French astronomer Jérôme Lalande’s 1765–66 memoir, in which he quotes Tartini: “One night … I dreamed I had made a pact with the devil for my soul. Everything went as I wished; my new servant anticipated my every desire. Among other things, I gave him my violin to see if he could play. How great was my astonishment on hearing a sonata so wonderful and so beautiful, played with such great art and intelligence, as I had never even conceived in my boldest flights of fantasy. I felt enraptured, transported, enchanted. My breath failed me, and—I awoke. “I immediately grasped my violin in order to retain, in part at least, the impression of my dream. In vain! The music I composed is indeed the best that I ever wrote, and I still call it the ‘Devil’s Trill,’ but the difference between it and that which so moved me is so great that I would have destroyed my instrument and said farewell to music forever if it had been possible for me to live without the enjoyment it affords me.” Tartini was probably the original owner of the

1715 “Lipinski” Strad now played by Frank Almond. Happily for posterity, the composer resisted the impulse to destroy the violin. We are thus enabled to hear the “Devil’s Trill” on the very instrument for which it was composed, most likely in the mid-1700s. Amanda Röntgen-Maier Sonata in B Minor for Violin and Piano: The Swedish violinist Amanda Maier studied violin, organ, piano, cello, composition, and harmony at the Royal School of Music in Stockholm, the first woman to graduate from that institution. She continued her studies in Leipzig, where she met her husband, the pianist and composer Julius Röntgen, son of her violin teacher, Engelbert Röntgen. The Leipzig Röntgens were related to the German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (of X-ray fame): Engelbert’s and Wilhelm’s grandfathers were brothers. In 1875, at age 22, Amanda premiered her violin concerto, to excellent reviews. She had already toured extensively as a concert violinist, and had composed two piano quartets, two string quartets, a piano trio, and the violin/piano sonata to be heard on this program. But after her 1880 marriage, in the manner of the time, her career came to an end. She died of tuberculosis at the age of 41. For more program notes, including Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata, please visit our website www. and click on “Programs.”


Please plan to remain for the birthday celebration of our founder, Bob Hayden, immediately following the concert on December 10. WHAT: Music at Oakmont WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 10, 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center ADMISSION: $15 at the door or your season pass

Lawn Bowling

nGreg Goodwin

So let’s talk about trends. Trends are defined as a general inclination, direction or course, even a fad. Like all fads, some activities or purchases gain and lose popularity over time. I’m very interested in why people seem to follow trends, specifically, the use of wearable fitness devices. According to a survey by CEA, sales of wearables measuring performance have quadrupled over the past few years. Really? Which brings us to Lawn Bowling. To date, I have not noticed any bowler overly concerned with how many steps they have taken, calories burned or their blood pressure count while bowling. There is one trend which is very nice and that is our club membership has increased almost 20% over the past two months even without wristband monitors.

2015 President Phil and 2016 President Paul


Berger Center. Call Phil today at 538-2566 and he will get you a reservation and your choice of tri-tip or salmon dinner.


At the General Meeting held November 5, the majority of members present voted in favor of increasing dues beginning January 2016. The new annual dues will be $20 for regular members and $15 for associate members. 2016 dues are due before January 20 to have members listed in our Green Book. Please make checks payable to OLBC and drop this form and check in OLBC folder in the OVA office.

Here is a list of the new 2015 Board voted in at the Annual General Meeting held on November 5: President, Paul Wycoff; Vice President, Jim MacAlistaire; Secretary, Marilyn Garland; Treasurer, Tony Lachowicz; Rick Sande, Director; Gary Scott, Director; Frank Gyorgy, Director. President Phil Bowman has extended the deadline for reservations for the Christmas Gala. December 1 is your last chance to join in the festivities taking place Friday, December 4 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the


2016 OLBC ANNUAL DUES Name_________________________________________________________________________________________ Member type: Regular _____ Assoc. _____ Address______________________________________________________________ Check if new address_____ Phone #_________________ Check if new phone_____ E-mail address_________________________________


Oakmont Health Initiative Free Fitness Classes

nTeresa Woodrum

ymca healthy living Mondays, wednesdays and fridays 9–10 AM, Berger Center

Mondays: JoRene Wednesdays: Tredia Fridays: JoRene

Special occasions

Dec. 4: Something different Dec. 14: Ugly Holiday Sweater—wear it proudly! Dec. 21: JoRene Appreciation Day Dec. 23: Tredia Appreciation Day Dec. 25: Class cancelled—Happy Holiday! The holidays are approaching and it is time for us to think about a show of appreciation to our Free Fitness Instructors, JoRene on Monday and Friday for her great music, enthusiasm and laughter, and Tredia on Wednesday for her gentle guidance and caring. I recommend something like $20, and if you have it in your heart to give a tiny bit extra, Cheers! Please put your contribution in the big gift bag on the welcome table (or in the OHI folder in the OVA Office). We request that you include a Christmas card with kind words of appreciation. We will be collecting until Dec. 18. We plan to give your envelopes to JoRene on Dec. 21 and to Tredia on Dec. 23. 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. Bring hand weights on Fri., Dec. 11 and Mon., Dec. 21. Word to the Wise: 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.

Lap Swim Club nMelissa Bowers

Good to the Last Lap!

“Body Glove:” Air temps can be brutal on the arms when lifted above the water level. If this is happening to you, invest in an aqua jacket or better yet (and cheaper) a rash guard. Be sure to buy it extra tight so it won’t slip around or flap. I used my old forgotten Body Glove and, boy, my arms are toasty out of water now. Big difference!

Flip Turn News

Winter officially arrives in 21 days yet the frigid air temps are here. The east locker room heat was adjusted up or actually turned on, and the water temp has been adjusted a tad higher. This being said, on windy nights the pool cover is not used so the opening hour water temp may not be totally up. Again, invest in a Body Glove. Keep on swimming, never stop your workout or you will pay dearly. Happy lapping!

The Oakmont News / December 1, 2015

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Cardio Fitness nBetsy Smith

nCathy Rapp

It feels like winter has arrived, but don’t let that stop you from heading to the pool. Many water aerobics participants wear regular bathing suits, but some prefer to wear wet suit-type jackets to keep their shoulders warm. Jackets can be purchased at our local dive shop and on line. A soak in the hot tub after your workout is another way to warm up on these chilly days. See you at the pool! To add your name to the water aerobics email list and receive news about classes, cancellations in case of rain (really?) or pool closures and our return to the West Pool, contact me at 537-9281 or 2cathyrapp@

autumn 2015 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: Note: these classes run on the college calendar with breaks between sessions. Participants may decide to continue the classes during the break on a fee basis. Monday: 10 a.m.—Instructor Mary Tuesday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary Wednesday: 10 a.m.—Instructor Mary Thursday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary Classes with a fee or free using a CD/boom box: Monday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5) Wednesday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5) Friday: 8:30 a.m.—Boom box (no fee) Friday: 9:45 a.m.—On winter hiatus

Holistic Yoga

Aerobics Class

WHEN: Tuesdays. No class Dec. 22 and 29 TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. WHERE: Class is held at West Rec. Center COST: $6 per class or $40 for eight classes INFO: Please bring a mat, weights, and water if you have them. We have equipment if you do not have any, so come on down! INSTRUCTOR: Betsy Smith, 321-2105 (cell), bsmith@ Finally I am back from surgery! Come join us and keep fit during the Holiday Season! Fun, aerobics and friendship are what you can expect by coming to the late afternoon aerobics class. The class is ongoing and you can join at any time. The aerobic format uses moderate aerobic moves designed to get your heart rate up and work your body! We finish the class with core and balance work. The music is fun and catchy and the class is designed for all levels. Call me for more information. Bring your friends! See you in class!

Balance and Strength Class

WHEN: Thursdays. No class Dec. 24 and 31 TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m.. WHERE: Class is held at the West Rec. Center COST: $6 per class or four classes for $20 INFO: Please bring water, mat, weights and balls if you have them. We have equipment to share, so come on by! INSTRUCTOR: Betsy Smith, 538-8304 (home) or 3212105 (cell) Finally I am back from surgery! Come join us and keep fit during the winter holidays! Better balance and strength are the goals of this class. Start to reach these goals by joining Balance and Strength (All the Toys) class. You can join at any time! Using equipment such as weights, bands, small and large balls and simple moves, we emphasize balance and work on strength. Any fitness level is welcome. You work from your base of strength. Catchy music and meeting new friends are some of the features of this class. 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!

nDonna Connell (IYT)

This popular ongoing class focuses on flexibility, strength and balance through conscious movement.—a holistic approach to a healthy spine, greater range of movement and stronger muscles, while learning to quiet the mind through proper use of the breath. Our class has helped many become more flexible, strong and balanced while relieving stress and maintaining a positive approach to life. I am a certified Integrative Yoga Therapist, combining yoga with aspects of personal healing, aiding the individual in promoting a safe and effective practice. I teach with compassion, understanding, intuition, and a clinical knowledge of the body, and yoga philosophy, combining the physical, emotional and inner perspective. I have been teaching in Oakmont since 2001. Experienced and safe yoga instruction doesn’t have to be expensive. This class is half of the cost of any yoga studio in the county. WHEN: Mondays at 8:45 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. WHERE: West Recreation Center COST: First class free with the purchase of a pass, $75/eight classes QUESTIONS: or www., 799-3099

nDel Baker

We are a group of committed volunteer drivers who will drive you to Medical appointments (doctors, dentists, physiotherapy, and misc. medical appointments and Safeway) at no charge to you. But we do encourage you to make a donation to the OVH which helps to defray insurance and operational costs. You need to contact the coordinator a minimum of three days prior to your appointment to arrange transportation and discuss your needs and any mobility limitations you may have. Coordinators are listed in our boxed informational on inside of the back page of the Oakmont News. Our bi-annual luncheon meeting was held on Oct. 27 to honor all volunteers. Our guest speaker Attorney Len Tillem was enjoyed by all! New officers were elected: Matt Zwerling, Chairman, 539-8996; Marianne Neufeld, Secretary, 528-0161; and Del Baker, Treasurer, 539-1657. PLEASE! We do need more drivers. So, we hope you will consider volunteering. It is indeed a very satisfying and well spent few hours and greatly appreciated by our clients. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the above for more information.


The Oakmont News / December 1, 2015


Tai Chi for Beginners

nJanet Seaforth, Instructor

Qigong brings the body into natural good health

nDr. Kate Ha, Faculty, Sonoma State University

If you have never studied or practiced Tai Chi before, now is your chance to learn the basics and be with a small group of Oakmont residents who are learning with you. The movements are slow and easy and the stretches are relaxing and improve your balance. If you have traveled to China you have probably seen thousands of seniors practicing their Tai Chi in the parks each morning. No one is ever too old or too disabled to do Tai Chi. If you can breathe and sit or stand then you can do Tai Chi. The soft music we play during class helps to get us in the mood. The Harvard News letter encourages us to do Tai Chi for strength, balance and agility. We offer a five-week workshop on Thursdays at 9 a.m. in the upper West Rec. Thursdays do not have to be consecutive in case you have other appointments to go to. Tuition is $75 for the workshop and you can start anytime. Pre-registration is required so call me at 318-5284. I will love talking to you and answering your questions.

Interval Training nJohn Phillips

Studies have shown that Interval Training helps keep us young and active and promotes weight loss more than any other activity including cardiovascular work. WHEN: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. WHERE: Lower Level at the West Recreation Center EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Light hand weights, none slip mat, and water COST: $5, first session free Check it out at: watch?v=0-Yvm2cXLYo. Get a great workout in 40 minutes or less!

Qigong is the practice of learning to flow the body’s natural energy and bring the body into harmony and good health.

The ancient Chinese philosopher and sage Mencius from the third century B.C. wrote, “If the body loses its place of rest it will deteriorate and wither. If the qi is used against that which gives it its real full strength, it will collapse. If the spirits are overactive they become confused.” The qi is the energy that makes up everything. The gong is the practice that utilizes natural energy to maintain and improve all systems of the body. It strengthens the immune system, increases flexibility, enhances mood, reduces stress, improves balance and cleanses the internal organs for better all around health, improved strength and longevity. Qigong is an exercise and a treatment you give yourself on a daily basis. The simple massaging circles and low impact stretches are relaxing and yet stimulating. Come join us at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning at the West Rec. Center. All are welcome anytime. Wear comfortable clothes. Most of the movements are done in a standing posture. We also do seated or chair qigong on the fourth Friday of the month. Invest in your good health with the good medicine of movement, $40/month or $15/drop-in. fee There will be no class on Christmas Day or on New Year’s Day. January 8 begins our first class of 2016. I have over 30 years of teaching experience. E-mail me at or call 894-7345. Feel free to just show up. No equipment necessary.

Fitness Club

nTom Pugliese


WHEN: Friday, December 18 TIME: 5–6 p.m. Social Hour/appetizers, dinner served at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center MUSIC: Jami Jamison Band PRICE: $40 per person


Appetizers: Antipasti platter with provolone cheese and baguettes, assorted crudités, red pepper humus dip, broccoli cheese bites. Salad: Mixed greens with gorgonzola cheese, dried cranberries, pecans and red onion in a tangy balsamic salad dressing. Entrée choices (served with petite green beans/

toasted almonds, wild rice pilaf, including cranberry walnut bread and butter): 1. Baked Bodgea Bay salmon filet in lemon white wine sauce; 2. Stuffed chicken breast with apples, brie and herb reduction sauce; 3. Eggplant Parmesan or Vegetarian Lasagna. Dessert: Cheesecake with raspberry drizzle coffee/ tea—regular and decaffeinated. BYOB, we will provide soft drinks and ice. Reservations accepted through December 10. Please make check payable to the Oakmont Fitness Club and place it with the form below to the OFC Fitness Folder at the OVA or drop it in the OFC mail slot outside the trainer’s office. For questions, please call Julie Kiil, 539-5498 or 570-7994.

FITNESS CLUB HOLIDAY DINNER/DANCE reservation form Berger Center, Friday, December 18 at 5 pm Name(s)_______________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone(s): Home ____________________ Cell ____________________ E-mail: ____________________________ Please indicate the number of entrées: Salmon _______ Chicken _______ Eggplant Parmesan _______ Vegetarian Lasagna _______

Total amount at $40 each: $ _______ Please indicate name(s) of persons with whom you wish to be seated or seating will be assigned at random (8 per table). If you want to guarantee your table of eight please submit your reservation for the full table and enclose the total amount of $320. I wish to be seated with the following guests (list their names and entrée choices) ______________________________________________________________________________________________

nLynn Seng, Instructor

Still stuffed like a turkey?

Are you worried what the rest of the holidays will do to your waistline? Now is the time to keep those healthy New Year’s Resolutions, says our little friend here. Come Zumba with us: build muscles and memory by dancing; practice good posture, balance, breathing, and having a good time. What do you have to lose? Avancé, Tuesdays 8:30–9:45 a.m. and Thursdays 2:30–3:45 p.m.: For the experienced exercise dancer who has been taking the class, or has recently done similar dance exercise elsewhere, or has been doing aerobic exercise on a regular basis. Débutant, Thursdays 1–2:15 p.m.: For the beginner or the person who is returning to exercise after an injury or illness, or who wants to learn dance steps and routines more slowly, or who wants to carefully build up stamina, muscle strength, and balance, or all of the above! All classes are held in the dance studio, lower West Recreation Center. The first two classes are free—just bring your shoes, water and a smile. Classes are discounted at 10 weeks for $60, five weeks for $40, or $10 per week, with no expiration. Feel free to E-mail or call me with questions: or 707-800-7470. Hope to see you soon!

Forrest Yoga Classes nCarol King, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)

WHEN: Thursdays 9–10 a.m. WHERE: West Rec. Center—Lower Level COST: $50 for six classes, first class is free with the purchase of a class series

breathe, feel, strengthen and heal

Explore yoga poses safely in a supportive and compassionate environment. I enjoy giving handson adjustments and can modify poses as needed. My classes integrate breath and core strengthening with a focus on alignment. Let your stress level decrease while you increase your energy level, strength, flexibility and focus. Perfect for new students, senior students and advanced students who need a more restful practice. People with injuries or conditions are encouraged to attend. Classes cover breath work (pranayama), postures (asana) and strengthening core work. Ease your back and relax your neck! Feel stronger on and off the mat. My classes are appropriate for all levels. Equipment: Bring your mat, water and any props you need—like blocks, straps and yoga blankets. A beach towel can be used in place of a yoga blanket so please bring one. I will 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.

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The Oakmont News / December 1, 2015

Bocce News

Last call for reservations for the Christmas Gala. Deadline is December 4. Remember the party will be held on Friday, December 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the East Rec. Center. Menu choices are beef fillet or baked salmon and the price is $40 per member or $45 for guests. Entertainment will be provided by Laura and John Benwood. This is a BYOB event so bring whatever you plan to drink. Coffee is provided. Additional reservation form is below if you need one. Our last tournament of the year, Falling Leaves, was held on Saturday, November 7. Needless to say there were plenty of fallen leaves to deal with but they did not stop the action. Winners’ pictures are featured below. Dues for 2016 are now due. New calendars and rosters are soon to be completed so don’t miss the chance to be listed on the new roster. Send your $15 with the coupon below to Jeff and Cindi or place it in the folder at OVA. Please make separate checks for party and membership.

Walkers nCarolyn Mack

Dave Clark, Sherrie Magers and Tony D’Agosta.

Jim Huseby, Karen Clark, Cindi Clemence, Geoffrey Newton, John Magers and Beth Wise.

christmas Party Reservation form Friday, Dec. 11, 5:30 pm Name:________________________________________________________ Phone ___________________________ Menu choice: Beef filet __________ Salmon __________

Return with check made to Oakmont Bocce Club for $40/guest $45, no later than Dec. 4 in folder at OVA or to Jim Huseby, 6569 Stonecroft Terrace.

As this goes to press, there is still room for the December 8 trip, but I must know by Dec. 4. We know that it might confuse people because it is on a Tuesday instead of our usual Thursday. DATE: Tuesday, December 8 TIME: Bus leaves Berger Center at noon. Please eat your lunch before getting on the bus. PLACE: San Francisco, Novato and Rohnert Park You will have about two hours doing whatever you want in San Francisco. If it is not raining we will be dropped off at Union Square. While there you can shop, watch the ice skaters, and look at the decorations. If it is raining we will go to Stonestown. We will get back on the bus and head to Novato where we will have dinner at the Wild Fox Restaurant. You can order from a selected menu. Then we are going to the most Christmas-decorated house I have ever seen. We will get off the bus here and go inside. Then it is up to Rohnert Park to see the house that has won the best of show for a couple of years. If we are tired we will head home, otherwise we will look at a few more decorated houses. The price is $60 per person, which covers all gratuities transportation and a delightful dinner. Please send your checks, made out to Oakmont walkers, to Carolyn Mack, 318 Stone Creek Circle; 537-7347,

Membership forms Name__________________________________________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone # ______________________________ E-mail ___________________________________________________ Payable to Oakmont Bocce Club, $15 per person. Place in folder at the OVA Office.

East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Dr. Sunday, 10:30 AM–12 noon / $3 Donation / nJim Brewer

Single Boomers Social Club nSusan Ramsey

Look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming Holiday Gathering on December 17. Watch for the Evite for details.


Single Boomers enjoy Karaoke at the Quail Inn on Friday, November 6.

Who knew that Sal could sing?

Thanks again everyone for making the Thanksgiving Dinner a large success!

Wednesday, December 9: Redwood Food Bank Volunteer Day Thursday, December 17: Holiday Gathering Thursday, January 7, 2016: Movie Night If you’re interested in joining us, please fill out the attached application form, or pick up one in the OVA Single Boomers Social Club folder. For additional information on membership contact Sal Colombo, 303-7028.

Single Boomers Social Club Membership form

Please complete this form and return it to the OVA SBSC folder, along with your check for $12 to: Single Boomers Social Club (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:_____________________________________________________________________________________

December 6: Linda Reid Meet me at the Fair: The 1915 San Francisco Expo

In a return visit to the Symposium, historian and art expert Linda Reid will take us to San Francisco’s amazing world exposition that grew out of the 1906 earthquake recovery effort. How did the 1915 Expo help the Bay Area recover? Who were the politicians, designers and artists behind the expo’s tremendous success? So, come on down. The Suffragettes will be there along with Lotta Crabtree, John Philip Sousa, Fatty Arbuckle and Mable Normand. And the new Palace of Fine Arts building has one of the finest collections west of New York City.

December 13 Winter Solstice Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the Winter Solstice with a gathering of our Oakmont friends who have supported Sunday Symposium during the past year. The party begins at 10:30 a.m. There is no charge, but please bring finger food for 4–6 people to share. Champaign and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided and there will be musical entertainment. A weekly series offering informative and enlightening presentations on a wide range of topics. Want E-mail reminders? Tell us at


The Oakmont News / December 1, 2015

New Year’s Eve Black and White Ball nDonna Kaiser

Buddhist Group nPennijean Savage

The Dance Club and the Oakmont Village Association are pleased to invite you to our annual New Year’s Eve Black and White Ball!


DATE: Thursday, December 31 PLACE: Berger Center TIME: 7–8 p.m. Happy Hour with hors d’oeuvres; 8 p.m. dinner by Epicurean Escape Catering; 8:30 p.m.– midnight dancing to the music provided by DJ Steve Luther COST: $90, includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, open bar and champagne toast


Open bar throughout the evening. Hors d’oeuvres Station: Caramelized onion and goat cheese tartlets with apple wood smoked bacon; a sip of carrot, ginger-orange bisque with fresh thyme; Meyer lemon Bay Shrimp cocktail on endives with Bloody Mary cocktail sauce; Cajun spiced deviled eggs with house made bread and butter pickles; Charcuterie Platter with house made pate, preserved fruit mostarda, assorted mustards. First Course: Truffled wild mushroom bisque with fresh chives and garlic thyme croutons. Entrée #1: Shrimp, lobster and scallop encroute with tarragon white wine cream sauce, and roasted pearl onions.

Entrée #2: Beef wellington with wild mushrooms and thyme, red wine jus. Vegetarian Entrée: Winter root vegetable risotto with wild mushrooms, and truffle, shaved parmesan. Dessert: Earl Grey and vanilla bean infused panna cotta with wild berry chocolate fondue and ginger butter cookies.


All reservations must be received no later than Wednesday, December 23 at 3 p.m. Because our dinner/dances are so popular, and because there is a limit of 180 guests, it is important that you sign up as soon as possible. Reservations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wait to sign up it could be too late, even though you meet the deadline.


All reservations must be paid for at the time they are submitted. If you want to reserve a table for eight, please submit the amount due and forms for the entire table in one envelope, along with the name of a contact person. If you want to sit with a specific group of fewer than eight, please designate a table name, but first coordinate with others at that table to be certain there is room for you. If you don’t designate a specific table, we will randomly assign you to one.

New Year’s Eve reservation form Thursday, December 31

Reservation must be received by 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 23.

Name:_____________________________ Phone: ________________ E-mail:______________________________ All dinners: $90 Check enclosed for $______________ # of Entrée #1 ______________ # of Entrée # 2 ______________ # of Vegetarian Entrée ______________ Table name request: ____________________________________________________________________________

Make your check payable to the Oakmont Dance Club and place it, along with the completed form, in the Dance Club folder in the OVA Office, or mail with enough time to: Oakmont Dance Club, c/o Norm and Doris Pelton, 320 Singing Brook Circle, 538-3574. Entrée choices may not be changed after they are submitted. This especially includes a change of entrée during the event.

Oakmont HEARS

(Hearing, Education, Advocacy, Research, Support) nJohn C. Taylor, HEARS President

Sometimes you don’t hear and/or understand conversations, TV programs and movies, talk in meetings, lectures. Does your partner mumble a lot? Do you miss key words in communications? Is it sometimes too much effort to keep trying to understand? If so, do something about it! PCAST (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) has published a new (Oct. 26, 2015) comprehensive report on hearing. “Age-related hearing loss affects many Americans, with older adults particularly at risk—a quarter of adults between 60 and 69 years, over half in the range 70–79 years, and almost 80% of those older than age 80 have difficulty hearing. Untreated hearing loss is statistically associated with higher risks of social isolation, depression, dementia,; falls with injury, and inability to work, travel, or be physically active.”

So, a lot of us Oakmonters, (probably 2,000+) are having problems hearing, perhaps a little, perhaps a lot! What to do: • Get your hearing tested—it’s painless and free. Any of the local providers will do it including Costco, (which fits 10% of all hearing aids these days and is much less expensive according to the PCAST report), and retain a copy of your audiogram. • Take action depending on the results. If you need hearing aids, shop around. Don’t get locked into any one source. And be sure to specify a T Coil. Military veterans should check with the VA. Next HEARS meeting: Dr. Marincovich, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, 10 a.m. at the East Recreation Center. To join the HEARS E-mail list contact Carol at


There will be no Buddhist meeting for the Oakmont Buddhist Group in December. We will resume with our next Buddhist meeting on January 30, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. Hope to see you then. Happy Holidays! 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 843-7266 for directions or more information. The meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month, except for holidays. See for additional information on Nichiren Buddhism.

Oakmont Art Association nCarol Decker


Membership renewal notices have gone out. Renewals are due by Jan. 1, 2016. Renewals are delinquent after Feb. 15 and delinquent members will be removed from the member roster. Dues are $10 for an individual and $15 for a couple. You don’t have to be an artist to join. All who appreciate visual and hand-crafted arts are welcome. Membership benefits include: monthly E-mail newsletter, priority list for tours and classes and opportunities to exhibit and sell your art in the annual art show and open studios tour. Our museum tours sell out, because they are a fun and effortless way to visit major exhibits at a reasonable cost. Our wonderful fall tour of the county Art and History Museums and Sebastopol Center for the Arts featured juried local and international exhibitions of the fiber arts. The spring tour was to visit the JMW Turner exhibit at the DeYoung.


Art Association meetings will resume on January 8, 2016 in Berger Center, starting at 10 a.m. with coffee and conversation, and program from 10:30–11:30 a.m. Our theme for the year will be “Exploring Our Creativity,” and will involve local/Oakmont artists as well as our customary docent lecturers from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. You don’t have to be a member to attend our regular meetings, but you can pay your dues and become a member at any of our meetings.


The Language of Landscape in Watermedia with Dale Laitinen will be offered April 2–3, 2016. This class is mainly for watercolor or acrylic painters who work on paper or aquaboard. The cost of this two-day class will be $160. You may register after Jan 2 by sending a deposit check of $25 made out to Dale Laitinen to Bonnie Crosse, 8824 Oakmont Drive. Enrollment will be limited to fourteen. The balance will be due March 15. Ikebana with Ron Brown continues on December 4 and 18, 10 a.m.–12 noon, $15 a session. One can start at any time—it is not just for ongoing members. Also, one can come for free and just observe to see if it is a fit. It costs nothing to observe. Call Bonnie Crosse if you want to enroll, 282-9076. Mary Baum’s oil painting class could use a few more members. It meets the second and fourth Monday of the month from 12:30–3:30 pm. in the Art Room of the Activity Center. Contact Mary Baum, 539-6782 or

Future Classes

Members are invited to suggest classes and/or teachers for future events. Is there any interest in David Lobenberg’s California Vibe Portrait Painting (similar to what he produced at the Celebration of Arts)? Please let Bonnie know of your interest by calling 282-9076.


The Oakmont News / December 1, 2015


Sufi Meditation Circle

nJackie McDonald

Oakmont Educators Club

nJoAnn Halima Haymaker

nMarcia Murray

Rumi, Meditation and Music

You are invited to join us in the quest for inner balance as we head into the winter season. The Women’s Meditation Circle will meet on Wednesday, December 2, at 11 a.m. at my home, 147 White Oak Drive. Open to all women. There will be music, Rumi’s poetry, meditation, and Sufi wisdom. I am a member of the International Association of Sufism, It is helpful if you can let me know if you are coming: 537-1275 or jhay@pacbell. net. There will be a place for you in the circle of peace. Following the circle there will be a sale of Sufi books from 12:30–2 p.m. Tea will be served. Readers of Father’s Day.

On December 7 and 14, Playreaders will read Looking, a comedy by Norm Foster, Canada’s most popular playwright. The play’s four characters are middle-aged, between 45 and 55 years old, and single. Val is an OR nurse, Nina is a police officer, Matt the host of a radio show, and Andy is in the storage business. Though not in their teens or 20s, these four are avidly looking for a partner. Val responds to Andy’s personal ad in the paper and Nina and Matt join them on their first date for support. And then the fun begins. Readers are Jerry Gow, Max Fenson, Ginny Smith and Evelyn Zigmont. Playreaders will not meet the last two weeks in December, but will start again on January 4, 2016.

At our November meeting, we learned the results of the member survey. We will continue to meet every other month on the second Thursday, with our next meeting scheduled for January 14, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. On February 6, 2016, the club will host a morning Retirement Seminar for current Sonoma County teachers planning to retire within five years. The California Retired Teachers Association will present the program. Oakmont Educators Club members will be there to welcome attendees and help serve refreshments. At our January meeting, we will be making plans for our involvement in the Retirement Seminar. If you would like to attend the Retirement Seminar you must register by our January meeting. To register for this, or learn more about the Educators Club, contact Barbara Arnold at 833-2095.

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Save the date for the Hikers’ Annual Potluck in the East Rec. Center from 5:30–9:30 p.m. We will be providing dessert this year and ask you to begin thinking of the most fabulous dish you will bring. We will be asking for appetizers, salads and main dishes. The hikers are hearty eaters! Therefore, we ask you prepare your special dish for 10–12 people. More details to follow! Call Donna McCulloch, 539-5730.


Overlook-Shiloh Ranch Regional Park. (Photo by Zlatica Hasa)

This park is off Hwy. 12, a short distance from Oakmont. Trail is paved and less than three miles with almost no elevation gain. Bring water and snack. We will go if not heavy rain. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Chuck Stanley, 539-1696.


This hike takes us from the main parking lot to the top of Jack London via Mountain, Quarry, Fallen Bridge, Cowan Meadow, and Haystack Trails. We’ll have lunch below the towers and come back by way of Haystack, Mountain, and Upper Lake Trails. The hike is approximately 9.5 miles and about 1,800’ in elevation. Meet at Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. Layered clothing, boots and hiking poles recommended. Rain cancels. Hike leader is Suzanne Bond, 538-3340.


This is a nearly flat five-mile hike on a crushed rock path which runs on the east side of the Laguna channel Hwy. 12 and Occidental Road with views of vineyard, pond, and Mount Saint Helena. An unpaved six-mile segment loops off the trail toward the riparian cover along the channel. In rainy weather, the Laguna transforms from a dry to a flooded landscape. Bring water. For those interested

Lake Sonoma Recreation Area. (Photo by Maurice Fliess)

we will meet at Panera for lunch. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Jim Sannar, 538-2289.


We will hike the Sonoma Coast Kortum Trail starting at the Shell Beach parking lot and walking north to the Goat Rock beach and back along the same path for about 4.5 level miles with great views in both directions. Hike leader is Florentia Scott, 537-7314.


It is customary for riders to help drivers with gas costs on hikes more than 30 miles roundtrip, away from the local area. A suggested amount is $5/person. Check with your hike leader. Hikes are subject to change due to weather.

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WHAT: New Year’s After New Year’s Party WHEN: January 23, 2016 TIME: Doors open at 5 p.m.; music from 6–9:30 p.m. MUSIC: The Hot Rod Band COST: $43 members, $48 members’ guest, $55 nonmembers not with a member. Best deal $55 includes one-year membership and party. Sorry due to the high cost of crab and The Hot Rod Band we had to slightly raise the price for this year but still a good value. Dinner will include: 1/2 Cracked Crab (about 1 lb. or larger), cocktail sauce, BBQ Chicken, sautéed red peppers and onions shrimp salad, tossed green salad, bread and butter, coffee, lemon water and whipped cream cake with fruit filling. This is a party not to be missed! You wanted The Hot Rods bBack—you got em! What a party this will be. If you like to dance you won’t be able to sit down. Every year this party has sold out very fast so get your money in now so you won’t be left out. And remember, we place tables by the date you paid. All tables of eight or groups must have checks in one envelope with all names and who to contact and that person’s phone number. Sorry, no switching or late payments will be allowed to be placed with another group. We have to turn in a seating chart to the OVA so maintenance can set up the hall that has to be turned in 10 days in advance. You may call me at 539-6666 or E-mail me at with any questions.


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Current Events Discussion Group

nTina Lewis

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


December 4: Larry Fee December 11: Bernie Palk Join us on Fridays, 1–2:30 p.m. at the East Rec. and bring ideas of what you’d like us to discuss. For more information call 539-5546 or send an E-mail to

nLynn Wycoff

Thursday Night Couples Bridge

Calling all bridge players!

Do you know we have an active group that meets twice a month for a friendly game of bridge? We meet on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. to about 9:40 p.m. We play four rounds of 40 minutes each and change partners with each round. There are table prizes for

nBarbara Bowman

Special note

On December 4, we will vote for which charities we would like the Current Events group to support. Each person in attendance at the December 4 Current Events session will vote for one charity, and the top three will receive $250 each. It’s important to remember that only persons attending the December 4 meeting can vote. Because the Children’s Village of Sonoma County is closing, we will be adding one new charity to our list. This will be accomplished by anyone with a suggestion for a new charity putting the name of the charity in a basket. The name will then be drawn, and the person who suggested that charity will explain it briefly to those in attendance. When the donations vote is taken, any charity not receiving any votes will be cut from the list. The current charities are Valley of the Moon Children’s Foundation, Redwood Empire Food Bank, The Living Room, Doctors without Borders, and F.I.S.H.

high score, a grand prize for high score of the evening, and prizes for slams. We are a sociable group with coffee, teas and refreshments provided. To join us you need to have a partner and then just show up. It costs $1 to play. Check us out! For more information call Paul Wycoff or me at 537-7019.

Movies At Oakmont WHERE: Berger Center SCREENING DAY AND TIME: Sundays at 2 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 Movies At Oakmont is observing a winter break during December and January. Only matinees will be shown until February 14, 2016.

Sunday, December 6, 2 pm WATER DIVINER

Following the carnage of the World War I Gallipoli campaign, an Australian farmer (Russel Crowe) travels from his home to the battlefields of Turkey in an attempt to find his three sons, all of whom went missing during the conflict. A story full of emotional moments as well as adventure, the film has been lauded for its scenic cinematography. Crowe’s directorial debut was released on the 100th anniversary of the start of the campaign. (2015), R (war violence), 111 minutes.

Sunday, December 13, 2 pm RATATOUILLE

Growing up beneath a five-star Parisian restaurant, Remy the rat inherits a taste for fine food. But his culinary ambitions only anger his father, who wishes his son would only eat garbage like other rats. Despite the danger of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen of this exclusive restaurant, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, setting into motion an hilarious and exciting chain of events. Fast-paced, and delightfully animated, the film’s a multi-award winner. (2007), G, 111 minutes.

nBette Shutt

OakMUG wishes all of you much joy and happiness this holiday season! Mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting and Membership Party on January 16, 2016.

Oakmont PC Users Group

E-mail address: Questions for Experts: BobMandel@PSUAlum. com (Bob Mandelstam) Free PC help: Phil Kenny, 538-2075; Dan Gaffney, (916) 878-9538 and Al Medeiros, 843-4447.

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.

Coming up

Monday, December 14: Folded stars. No class December 28. TIME: 4:30–6 p.m. WHERE: Central Activity Center Art Room COST: $8 per class INFO: All supplies provided. Be sure to register before class starts to have a space. Call me at 321-2105 (cell), or E-mail

Oakmont Community Church nLaurie Hartmann

Who we are

Sunday, December 20, 2 pm MR. HOLMES

We are a Christian fellowship assisting and supporting mature adults living out their spiritual faith, being made whole by the Word of God in loving community. You are warmly invited to Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. in the Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive. The sermon series is: Isaiah 40-66 “Good News Now!“


Join us for our annual Advent Christmas Concert! During the 10:30 a.m. service time the choir will be singing, bells ringing, prophecies fulfilling, bass soloist singing, trumpeter trumpeting, audience singing (sounds like the 12 days of Christmas? only better).

Long retired to a remote seaside farmhouse, 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellar) tends his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her young son, and reflects on his remarkable career. But the legendary sleuth, who’s grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, remains haunted by the unsolved case that forced him into retirement. A beautiful story, well-told, and memorable for the brilliant performance of McKellar and his interactions with the boy. (2015), PG, 103 minutes.

For Your Refrigerator/Wallet

Sunday, December 6, 2 p.m.: Water Diviner, (2015), R, 111 minutes. Sunday, December 14, 2 p.m.: Ratatouille, (2007), G, 111 minutes. Sunday, December 20, 2 p.m.: Mr. Holmes, (2015), PG, 103 minutes. Sunday, December 27: No Film Shown, Christmas Weekend

Sunday, December 6

Sunday, December 13

Dick Meyer will be sharing good news for us from Isaiah 64. Advent music will be continuing in the services throughout December!


The Oakmont News / December 1, 2015


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


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


Residential re-roofing, roof repairs, seamless gutters and downspouts. Quality for less. Bonded and insured, free estimates. Lic. #934256. Call 8375030 (office) or 569-4912 (cell).

Pre-owned, low cost, low vision CCTV SYS can help. For sale, or rent with option to purchase program. For more information or a no-obligation demonstration call Jack Donnellan, 595-3790.



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

Professional, experienced locksmith for all your security needs. Senior discount. ZAPA TILE INSTALLATIONS Call today! 539-6268. Wayne Carrington, Great customer service. 12 years experience, free estimates, Oakmont LCO #2411. references. I’ll work with your budget. HANDYPERSON Lic. #954364. Call Angel, All trades, little fix-its and prickly 707-239-1241. puzzles. Plumbing, electrical, ONE WAY PLUMBING, INC. assemblies, gardening and pruning Dependable, experts serving you and too! $40/hr. Helping Oakmont since your neighbors with excellence and 1988. Lic. #560098. Jay Williamson, integrity for over 20 years. Licensed, 539-5217. bonded and insured. Senior discounts COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR available. CA Lic. #854537. Find us on the web at www.onewayplumb. HOME GREETING SERVICE net or call us at 537-1308 for all your Welcoming new residents since 1975. Have valuable local community plumbing needs. information given on every visit. If you are new to Oakmont and have not had THE COMPUTER TROUBLESHOOTER a home visit, please call Charlotte at Speedy Service, Friendly Tutoring, 538-9050. complete support for PC’s, Apples MIKE’S REPAIR and Mac’s, 300+ Oakmont customers Plumbing, electrical, appliance, served. John Bradford. 578-6305. heating and air conditioning, general $40/hour. handyman (I can fix just about AC BURNS PAINT CO. anything). 30 yrs. experience. Honest Oakmont preferred vendor. Interior/ and reliable. Lic. #B32925. Call 536exterior, power washing, decks, 9529, emergency—328-6635. wallpaper removed. Will not be LEE MOEN CONSTRUCTION undersold. 575-5581. Lic. #834588.


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


Reliable, caring, mature and affordable. Call 539-1286 (home) or 480-1224 (cell).


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


Want to spruce up your home? Guests this fall? One room at a time or your whole house. Interior and exterior painting. Licensed and insured. Lic. #873519. Call 707-996-4050 for a free estimate.

Oakmont News Classified Rates • Classified ads of 150 spaces or less, (payment to accompany this form) $25 per insert • Pre-paid standing ads of 150 spaces or less, for a period of 3 months (6 issues) $120 • Pre-paid standing ads of 150 spaces or less, for a period of 6 months (12 issues) $216 • Pre-paid standing ads of 150 spaces or less, for a period of 1 year (24 issues) $384

I am an avid walker and have started a dog walking, pet sitting business. I have a license with this city and am insured. References available. Please call Dan Lennox, 526-9154.


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


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.


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


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 Trees, hedges and shrubs done with an again for local doctor visits, shopping, emphasis upon a natural look. Small etc. Call Jacque at 545-2850. jobs OK. Richard Garety, 833-1806.



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


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


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


When quality and reliability count, call on us! The Valley’s Premier Painting Contractor, 38 yrs. experience. Interior and exterior painting specialist, drywall repairs and textures. Licensed and insured. Call us for your Free Estimate today! 707-833-2890.



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


General Contractor. Residential, commercial remodel and repairs, winterization, complete drywall, tile, cement work. Fences, decks, ADA upgrades. Free estimates. Small jobs OK. Call Frank, 707-396-6901. Lic. #875552.


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.


Home, office, move-outs. Full service cleaning, with more than 19 years of experience. References upon request. Lic. #343515. Call 548-9482 or 542-8720.


Excellent local references. Call Norma at 707-318-5503.

BRAD CHIARAVALLE CUSTOM DOOR INSTALLATION Entry doors, patio and French doors, screen doors, barn doors, interior doors. Oakmont references. Free estimates. Lic. #527924 since 1988. 539-3196.


Professional and commercially licensed transportation for Oakmont residents. Wine tours, cruise lines, airports and hotels. Always available and reliable too! Oakmont homeowner. Call Chris at (707) 206-5018.


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


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


Ruth Hansell, 24 years organizing experience. Home office/filing system, garages, closets. Oakmont references available. Call 799-0097 or E-mail to


Since 1983 I have been teaching in the US and Europe. Professional musician, Oakmont resident. Francesca, 546-7987.


Unused car taking up your garage? Sell it to me. I am not a dealer. Call Joe, 545-4311.


Top professional stylist with over 20 yrs. experience. Men and women, cut or color. REL Salon in downtown Santa Rosa or in the comfort of your home. Let’s work together to create a dazzling new look for you, or freshen up your current one! Call for appts. at 494-4655.


Complete home renovations, kitchen and bathroom design, remodeling and repair. Door and window upgrades, decks, fences and concrete. 30 years local experience, timely and detail oriented. Lic. #669482. Call (707) 328-3555.


Home repairman in Sonoma Co. for 30 years. Focus on small jobs, projects and “honey-do” lists. Pressure washing, gutter cleaning. Free estimates, very reasonable rates. Please contact me at 533-7741. Thank you.


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…is owned by the Oakmont Village Association which, through its board, sets editorial policy. The OVA has contracted with CJM Productions to handle typesetting, layout, printing and free distribution of the Oakmont News, the latter by U.S. mail, to each home via 3rd class mail. CJM Productions also handles advertising for the Oakmont News. CJM Productions and the Oakmont Village Association assume no responsibility for the content of any ads that appear in the Oakmont News nor do we endorse or recommend any product or service advertised herein. CA law requires all CA licensed contractors to list their license number in their service advertisements. CA law also requires contractors performing work totaling $500+ (incl. materials & labor) must be licensed by the Contractor State License Board (CSLB) to work in California. For information contact the Contractor’s State License Board at


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Oakmont Village Association oakmont village association

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

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

Blood Pressure clinic

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

Bulletin Boards

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


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


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

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

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 December 1–15 Patresa Zwerling 539-8996 December 16–31 Leanne Smith 539-6795

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.

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

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


WINTER 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 (Sat & Sun) (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) Thanksgiving to first Saturday in April: No one under 18 years in WEST and EAST or CENTRAL pools or Jacuzzis. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT ANY OVA POOL. ALL FACILITIES CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY.

Goodwill Donation Truck

First Saturday of each month, Berger Parking Lot, 9 AM–1 PM.

Loaner equipment

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

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



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

Lost & found

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

Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Daily 5 AM–9 PM. Closed at 7 PM on Tues. for cleaning. Closed Christmas day. Located in the OVA office. Unclaimed items will be discarded after 30 days.

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.


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


Association Manager Cassie Turner

oakmont community garden on stonebridge


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.

OAS Management Company

Schedules available at OVA office.

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.


The Oakmont News / December 1, 2015

OVA-Sponsored Events It’s a Wrap! OVA-Sponsored Event nMargaret Bonkowski, Volunteer, Bergin University of Canine Studies

Goodwill Donation Truck: December and January Pick-Ups Cancelled January 30: E-Waste Collection

nMarsha Zolkower

Don’t let those unwrapped holiday The monthly Goodwill donation truck which (computers, monitors, laptops, keyboards, printers, gifts get you down. Feel like you’re normally visits Oakmont on the first Saturday of the mice, hard drives, tape and zip drives); consumer all thumbs when it comes to gift month will not be coming in December and January. electronics such as DVD players, VCRs, gaming devices, wrapping because your fingers aren’t Not to worry, because they will be here for an E-Waste stereo components, radios, PDAs, cell phones, cables, as nimble as they used to be? Creative Collection on Saturday, January 30, 2016 and they will etc.); televisions (CRTs and LCDs); office equipment juices don’t flow through your body? gladly accept other kinds of donations on that day! such as telephones, fax machines, copiers, etc.); and Short on time? They will be parked in the Berger parking lot, at 310 kitchen appliances such as blenders, toaster ovens, Whatever your reason, the volunteers White Oak Drive parallel to the street, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. coffee makers, microwaves; household appliances such at Bergin University of Canine Studies have the perfect There is no appointment needed for this event. as hair dryers, irons, curling irons, vacuum cleaners. solution for you. Let us wrap your gifts. Representatives Goodwill will not accept large appliances and large In addition to E-Waste, you may drop off items will be in the Berger Center, Room G, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. office equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, ovens, in gently used condition such as clothing, furniture, on Monday, December 14, and Thursday, December stoves dishwashers, air conditioners, water heaters, books, shoes, household items, etc. 17. Wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue, bows, gift tags— Accepted at the event will be computer equipment large copiers, and printers that sit on the floor, etc. we’ll have it all, and we’ll use our expertise to produce a finished product that you’ll be proud to present to anyone on your gift list. Your donations for this giftwrapping service will help volunteers raise funds for the university’s many programs. Not familiar with Bergin University? We’re the only university in the world accredited in canine studies, offering AS, BS, and MS degrees. Students in these programs learn to train service dogs for people with mobility challenges. Our Dogs Helping Veterans program engages active military and veterans with Free In-Home Flooring Design Consultation Within Sonoma County PTSD in training service dogs who are then placed with their fellow wounded warriors struggling with • Excellent Customer Service combat-related disabilities. • Competitive Pricing • In-House Licensed Installers Your participation in this fundraiser is a win-win situation. Your generosity will support our important • All Work Done In a Timely Manner programs, and your holiday preparations will be less • Check Out Flooring Samples From Our Large Showroom stressful. • Serving Sonoma County For Over 30 Years Don’t have any presents to wrap? Stop in anyway and learn more about us and what we do. Relax while • Hardwood • Carpet • Vinyl • Laminate you pet our beautiful dogs. If they look familiar to • Cork Floors • Duraceramic Cheryl & Kerry Brown, Owners & Operators you, maybe it’s because you’ve seen one of their • Hunter Douglas Window Coverings & Shutters canine relatives around the community. A number of Bergin University dogs have been welcomed into the homes of Oakmont residents. Who can forget Susie Newland buzzing around in her golf cart exercising Will, a Bergin breeder dog? Calistoga Road Other breeders residing in Oakmont included Nari and Discounts to Oakmont Residents Mary, who lived with Rod Clayton and Ann Wellhouse, Tire Mon–Fri 9AM–5PM, Sat by appointment only respectively. Glenna Yee and Gerhard Rossbach adopted Store Savannah when she had a career change from breeder to loving pet. Ann and Perry Free have been Puppy Parents 116 Calistoga Road, Santa Rosa St. Francis Safeway or have fostered eleven dogs. Now that’s dedication! Flooring (BehindWe St. Francis Shopping Center) Sell & Install Why do your neighbors support Bergin University Construction License #879688 Fiberglass by caring for and loving our dogs? Come and see for • Vinyl & Aluminum • Replacement Windows • Wood Windows & Doors Entrance–Interior Doors • Mirrors Custom ShowerIN Doors • Dual-pane Windows&• Skylights yourself on December 14 and 17 at the Berger Center. WE SPECIALIZE RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL FLOORING Don’t forget to bring your presents! Milgard • Andersen • Kolbe • Velux • Cardinal • Cascade • Simonton


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. . . to Our End of Year ! d e t i v n I e r A Holiday Open House Social You

Come Join Us at Our Oakmont Office for Refreshments and Social Affair.

Music and Carolers! When: Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Cookies, Hors D’oeuvres, Coffee, Tea! or! b h g i e N Tell a

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Paula Lewis 332-0433

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Nancy Shaw 322-2344

433 Woodley Place

707• 539 • 3200

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Laura Ruark Kenig 303-3579

6580 Oakmont Drive Santa Rosa 95409 BRE#01523620

Jeannie Perez 805-0300

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