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More Space as OVA Office Moves to Central Complex

December 1, 2016 • Volume 54, Number 23

Oakmont Parade Honors Those Who Served

nMarlena Cannon

nMarty Thompson

nStaff Reports, Jay and Ann Cobb contributed to this report

The most visited place in Oakmont, the Library, is a reflection of the diversity of the people who live here. Unlike other libraries, the rules are simple—there pretty much aren’t any. Cell phones are OK. There are no fines. No Keep Quiet signs. No Dewey Decimal system. No checkout limits or for that matter, no checkout at all. And, no budget. All of the 25,000 books, CDs and materials in the library have been donated over the years by Oakmont residents. From a few shelves in a corner of the Berger Center to an overflow of books in Room G, the volunteer librarian was overwhelmed. Her plea for help was answered by Ruth Caldwell, who together with Dee Fannon, began to build a library. That was 18 years ago and today, Caldwell continues to be the library’s gentle guiding force.

Oakmont’s new offices will offer more room for the public and staff in a modern, accessible space that is part of the Central Complex campus. The office will be larger than the existing space, while rent will be at a lower cost per square foot. Build-out and other costs for the new quarters are about $210,000. Residents will discover a larger reception area decorated in warm tones and a 14-foot mural of Hood Mountain, and banquette waiting area seating. The mural was donated by Oakmont artist David Harris. The office will be in the building next door to Umpqua Bank on Oakmont Drive, with its entrance from the adjacent parking lot. The entrance and interior space are being built out to comply with standards in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Tentative move-in date is by the end of December. “It will be a lovely, professional office environment that is mutually beneficial to our owners as well as the employees,” said Cassie Turner, the Oakmont Village Association Manager. “We’re excited about it.”

Oakmont’s 12th annual Veterans Day Parade “went off like clockwork” as more than 50 entrants rolled past hundreds of grateful parade watchers. Sponsored by the OVA and Oakmont Kiwanis Club, the parade drew marchers ranging from individuals on bicycles to groups in classic cars, flatbed trucks and even a cable car.

MORE SPACE

Toni Nova, left, and Ruth Caldwell. (Photo by Peter Boyle)

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OVA Approves Hiring Fitness Center Trainer nAl Haggerty

“We have been looking for a new home for three years, and after a lot of research, this is the best location and the best deal for OVA,” Turner said. The new office has 3,598 square feet of usable space, compared to 2,261 square feet in the present office. Monthly rent will be $1.10 per sq. ft., compared to $1.69 per sq. ft. now. See ova office on page 10

A Holly, Jolly Time at Oakmont nGrace Boyle

The Oakmont Village Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to hire John Phillips, the personal fitness trainer at the Oakmont Fitness Center, as an independent contractor at its Nov. 15 board meeting at Berger Center. The decision came as a result of a request from Virginia Katz, president of the OFC, to charge a $15 fee for orientation for new members. The board had rejected the request in October when questions were raised concerning legal implications. But with the question back on the agenda, director Herm Hermann said that if a personal trainer is necessary for the safe operation of the Fitness Center, OVA should take over direct payment of Phillips. Director Gloria Young said “it makes a lot of sense” for Oakmont to employ him.

Wreaths are on doors, trees are going up, lights are being strung on rooftops and mistletoe, we hear, will be popular this year. It’s Christmas time in Oakmont. Looks like it’s not just dinners and dances and festive parties dotting the calendar this year. Holiday events focused on giving are also in the spotlight. “Buy a Gift for a Foster Child” is the theme of the Oakmont Lawn Bowlers holiday event. President Jim MacAlistaire says: “Instead of the usual catered dinner and dancing, we are doing something that’s fun and also helpful for children.” Members picked tags lettered with names of children and their gift wishes and will meet Dec. 2 at Berger to wrap the gifts and send them to the Child Protective Agency of Santa Rosa. Afterward, the Lawn Bowlers will enjoy a pizza party and awards presentation.

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Photos by Kathy Sowers.

Oakmont Veterans Day Parade draws a crowd and more than 50 entrants to honor those who served.

“It turns into a neighborhood fellowship,” observed parade committee chairman Charles Ensley. “Groups gathered to watch the parade stay around to chat.” At a parade reception later in the Berger Center, this year’s grand marshal Lt. Col. Margaret “Lee” Marabito, USAF, told of her experiences while serving in a Vietnam era Lee Marabito, USAF MASH unit. She was on the and 2016 Grand first team of nurses sent there Marshal, speaks to Oakmont community at in 1966 to establish a hospital post-parade ceremonies. for combat soldiers. See parade on page 3

Employee Appreciation Fund New This Year A new employee appreciation fund has been established this year to say a special thank-you to Oakmont’s 15 non-management employees. Donations will be distributed at the end of the year. Members who wish to make a donation— however large or small—may contribute via check to the OVA Office, 6575 Oakmont Drive, by Dec. 15. Participation, of course is voluntary. Please make checks payable to the OVA and in the lower left corner check memo write that it is for the EMP APP Fund (OVA Employee Appreciation Fund). Checks can be mailed or hand delivered to a special box located in the OVA Office. We hope the fund puts a little extra cheer into the season for a very deserving group of employees.


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Regular Oakmont Association Committee Meetings 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) / mary@oakmontvillage.com Oakmont Village Association (OVA) Board OVA Board Workshop

DATE TIME PLACE* 2nd Tues. Monthly 1:30 PM Ste. 6 3rd Tues. Monthly 1–3 PM Berger Center 1st Tues. Monthly 3–5 PM East Rec.

COMMITTEES Communications (CC) / ova-communications@sonic.net Community Development (OCDC) / ova-ocdc@sonic.net Finance (FC) / ova-finance@sonic.net 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 The Thursday before the Regular Board meeting 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

Rm. B West Rec. West Rec.

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.

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

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“It was quite remarkable to watch a MASH veteran,” Ensley said. “Thanks to the movie and long-running TV series everyone could immediately visualize her experience.” Marabito described the combat and climate conditions confronting MASH nurses who, she said, were sometimes called to remote villages to treat indigenous civilians and children, or board a C130 to pick up wounded troops and take them to Saigon. “We encountered many difficult environmental conditions in Vietnam,” the retired officer said. “Heat

was 110 degrees plus during the day, and still hot at night. There also was a soaking monsoon season. Intermittent rocket and mortar attacks came without warning.” She also recalled a wounded 18-year-old American soldier who only wanted to return to his unit to “help his buddies.” “When you hear this, you want to weep,” she said. “I will always remember those gallant soldiers who fought so hard to do their duty, to serve their country.” To see more photos, visit www.oakmontvillage.com/ newsandmore.

While she does not hold a library science degree, Caldwell does have both years of library experience and a keen understanding of how to create an oasis of learning that meets the needs of 90 Oakmont patrons a day. To the outsider, it all seems seamless. But behind the scenes, the job is complex and endless. Ask any of the 115 volunteers, who under the devoted eye of Toni Novoa, keep the spirit of the library alive because they love the feel of the books and the room that houses them. Each week, the volunteers sort, label or play forward hundreds of books that are put into the slot by the front door by people who visit every day. The decisions are tough, partly because there isn’t much more room. And partly because as the world becomes more complex, so does the categorizing of the books that tell of it. Is Boys in the Boat, the story of the U.S. rowing team in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, shelved under non-fiction, history, sports or memoirs? For the library team, the answer is always where they think the library patrons can find the book most easily. In this case, the Sports section. “We have total leeway in how we structure our books,” says Caldwell. “Except for the fiction section, everything is filed based on what the residents have asked for. Sometimes we have to be creative but we really try to accommodate the requests.” Take the History section for example. The World War II books are divided by the branch of service. World History boasts a section on Spies. And another on Sea and Ships. Putting Oakmont first is why there’s a shelf dedicated to Oakmont authors. The movie section named in honor of long-time, cinema-loving Oakmont resident, Don Hatch. A writing table named in honor of Dee Fannon. It’s also why there are audio books and books with large type for residents who have visual difficulties. And why rules that accidently imposed hardships on patrons, like a 7-books-for-7-days checkout limit, were eliminated. Library Board member Jeanne DeJoseph, who directed the effort to write the library procedures book, puts it this way, “The library is a vibrant community. It is a place where people come to think and to hope.” Her feelings are echoed by Caldwell, “Oakmont owns this place. It’s our library. It’s a social place to meet friends and exchange ideas. That’s the fun of it. We change all the time because it’s always all about the people who live here.“

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Oakmont Rainbow Women will bring canned goods for needy Santa Rosa families when club members get together for their Holiday Party Dec. 3 at the East Rec. The party features a DJ for dancing. Drop by the Holiday Boutique at the Golf Club Dec. 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Artists and craftsmen will display ideas for Christmas gifts. Oakmont Lanes Christmas Party takes place Dec. 6, 1 p.m. at the Berger Center. Bowlers and subs participate in Wii Bowling. Fall League Team Awards and the Team Championship Trophy will be presented. Quilting Bee members will gather for a potluck Holiday Lunch at the East Rec. on Dec. 7. Program includes a gift exchange and unveiling of the traditional “Challenge Quilts.” This year, each member chose a letter from a Scrabble game and made a small quilt with a theme that began with that letter. The Boomers’ Holiday Member Appreciation Party is Dec. 8 at Berger, a thank-you to members for keeping Boomers “the most dynamic club in Oakmont.” Socializing and no-cost dining are on tap along with music by a Jazz Trio that includes member Jim Castroni. A Christmas Party for Oakmont Kiwanis Club members is Dec. 9 at the East Rec. The K-Kids from Montgomery High School are serving, with love, a three-course dinner. The Bocce Club’s Dec. 10 party at the East Rec has a “fun surprise program” after dinner. Don’t forget the Sierra Garden Holiday Boutique Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to noon. Drive across Highway 12 at Pythian Road and follow the signs. There will be baked goods and preserves plus handmade gift items. Proceeds support educational programs for girls living at Sierra Girls Center.

The Valley of the Moon Rotary Club will “just have fun” at their Holiday Dinner Party Dec. 11 at Wild Oak Saddle Club. Tom and Teresa Woodrum of Oakmont Health Initiative have come up with some imaginative fun for the Free Fitness Classes. All Oakmont residents are welcome. The Woodrums are asking everyone to let loose and do something ridiculous and fun, like wearing silly socks or ugly holiday sweaters. The class on New Year’s Eve will be followed by a potluck brunch. Here’s the line-up, all at Berger Center, all beginning 9 a.m.: 1. Strut Your Silly Socks on Monday Dec. 12. 2. Ugly Holiday Sweater Day on Wednesday, Dec. 21. 3. New Year’s Potluck on Friday, Dec. 30. The popular Maria Carrillo Jazz Chorus will entertain Oakmonters at the OVA-sponsored caroling concert at Berger on Dec. 12, 4 p.m. Enjoy eggnog and sweets too. OVA has also arranged a three-day gift-wrapping benefit programs for Bergin University of Canine Studies. Bring your gifts to Central Activity Center to have them wrapped and tied with ribbons and make a donation to Bergin University of Canine Studies: Thursday, Dec. 15, 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fridays, Dec. 16 and 23, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Oakmont’s two SIR Branches, social clubs for retired gentlemen, are inviting wives/guests to their holiday parties. SIR Branch 92 plans a Holiday Dinner and Dance Dec. 13 at the Berger Center. SIR Branch 53 will gather for a Holiday Dinner Party Dec. 21 at the East Rec. Holiday Jam and Party are planned by the Oakie Folkies Dec. 14 from 7–10 p.m. in the Upper West Rec. If you come, bring snacks or dessert to share. Guitarist Janet Dove says: “There will be constant live music. All are welcome.” Single Boomers is planning a Holiday Social for members at the East Rec. the evening of Dec. 16. The popular Jami Jamison Band will return for Oakmont Fitness Club’s Holiday Dinner/Dance Dec. 16 at Berger. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing. Sha-Boom’s Christmas show, “Salute to Johnny Cash,” is sold out. But you can reserve a place for ShaBoom’s “New Year After New Year’s Party” on Jan. 28 at Berger. You don’t have to be a member to attend. The Hot Rods Band is on tap. Call Ray Haverson, 539-6666, to reserve. Oakmont’s two New Year’s Eve extravaganzas will again take place. A New York-style Rockin’ New Year’s Eve sponsored by the Social and Dance Club together with OVA will be held at the Berger Center 5:30–10 p.m. All of Oakmont is invited to join in and watch the ball drop in Times Square. The evening includes a buffet dinner, dancing to the Tom Shrader Band and champagne toasts. Look for the reservation form in the Oakmont News under the Dance Club column. Members and non-members are welcome to the New Year’s Eve Bash at the Golf Club, 6:30 p.m. Come as a single, couple or group and enjoy popular food stations, champagne, and live music by Charlie Baker. To make reservations, call 539-9215 ex. 228. For more information on any holiday event, go to the OVA website, click the “Oakmont Residents” tab, then “Clubs and Organizations” for the person to contact.

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Hikers

nTony Lachowicz

Kiwanis Club of Oakmont nJeff Davis

HOLIDAYS RAISE SPIRIT FOR OAKMONT KIWANIS PROJECTS

Annadel State Park. (Photo by Maurice Fliess)

DECEMBER 8 INTERMEDIATE HIKE JACK LONDON STATE PARK

Steep Ravine. (Photo by Martin Johns)

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This hike will be approximately six miles long and around 600’ elevation gain. We will start at the upper parking lot and take the Lake Trail to the Lake and proceed on the Quarry Trail to the Fallen Bridge Trail to the Lower Fallen Bridge where we can take Pear Tree to Plum Tree and have lunch at Camp Via. We will return via the Vineyard Trail with a stop at the Ancient Redwood and then continue on to the Lake and back to the parking lot. We will be leaving from the Berger parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Bring your hiking poles, layered clothing, water, and lunch. Any questions contact hike leader Alex Bautista at 538-1190.

As with many groups and individuals this time of year, the Kiwanis Club of Oakmont launches several holiday projects to help children and their families. In October the club undertook their annual effort to feed families in need by bringing in packaged food and money to support efforts by the Student Councils and Kiwanis K-Kids Club at Kenwood Elementary School and Luther Burbank Elementary School who have been collecting food items to donate to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. This successful effort continues to December 15. In November the club joined the Toys for Tots drive that was initiated by the United States Marine Corps Reserve 70 years ago. Kiwanis members have been bringing in toys of all sorts and encouraging friends and neighbors to do so also. Persons who would like to contribute a toy can leave their gift in the bin outside the Oakmont Financial Group offices in the First Community Bank building, 6580 Oakmont Drive. This effort also will continue in December.

DECEMBER 15 LONG HIKE SUGARLOAF STATE PARK

This is a moderate eight-mile hike with elevation gain of about 2,000’. We will hike up Lower Bald to Vista, then onto Headwaters to Red Mountain trail. We will start the up and down descent on Gray Pine and Brushy Peaks. At the bottom we will take the Hillside and Creekside trails back to the cars. Bring water, lunch, boots and hiking poles are recommended. Leave Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. Leader is Chuck Chenault, 539-1093.

A REMINDER TO ALL HIKERS

If the hiking trail is more than 30 miles round trip from Oakmont, it is customary to compensate your driver at least $5 for gas.

Kiwanis Club members with some of their gifts for Toys for Tots.

December is also the time that Kiwanis members take their turn at the Salvation Army kettles outside the Safeway in the St. Francis shopping center at Highway 12 and Calistoga Road, Santa hats, bells and all. Come make a donation and enjoy the holidays.

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In the Spotlight Volunteers Are Heart of Oakmont Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of profiles of your neighbors, community members with interesting backgrounds nGrace Boyle

who bring vibrancy to Oakmont.

Al Thomas would like has two daughters, three to remind everyone that grandchildren and two Oakmont is a volunteergreat-grandchildren. governed community. He After graduating college points out: “Oakmont’s during the Korean War, he Board of Directors and all was drafted into the Army, OVA committees are staffed sent to Ft. Knox, Kentrucky, by volunteers. If we had for military police training, to hire people for these then assigned to the positions, our monthly security force on Eniwetok dues would be much, much Atoll in the South Pacific higher.” Marshall Islands where Oakmont Kiwanis Club board member Al Thomas, When Thomas moved nuclear warhead testing was at left, confers with Wendell Freeman, treasurer. here, he readily volunteered underway. In March 1954, (Photo by Michael Reinhardt) his skills. A trained tax he witnessed the historic preparer, he was recruited by Oakmont’s AARP Taxhydrogen bomb detonation on the Bikini Atoll, one Aide Program and has helped residents prepare tax of the most powerful nuclear devices ever detonated forms for 18 years. by the United States. “I was on the Eniwetok beach Being the owner of a pickup truck and operator 186 miles away,” he recalls. “The midnight sky turned of a ham radio, he found a niche with Oakmont’s blinding white with thunder and smoke.” Thomas Emergency Preparedness Committee. OEPC’s was close enough for fallout from the radiation but so frequent earthquake and power outage drills involve far has had no effects. dozens of volunteer communicators. Thomas served Thomas discovered Oakmont while visiting as OEPC chair for 13 years. California, fell in love with its beauty and settled here Thomas has also found time to volunteer at the in 1998. “When I came here I was one of the younger FISH food bank, has repaired Talking Books for blind people, now I’m one of the older people,” he says. people, and serves on the board of Oakmont Kiwanis. “The Orchard was an orchard, the Central Activity He says of volunteering: “When you get involved Center was not built.” you get to know people and find out how great He remembers: “There was a ton of controversy everybody is.” when OVA approved the CAC. Just like today’s Case in point: When Thomas joined OEPC he pickleball fury.” became friends with secretary-treasurer Bea Levit. Imagine today without the CAC, he ponders. No Thomas, unattached, and Bea, a widow, are now Fitness Center, no Library, no Computer Center, no married. room large enough for duplicate bridge, no place to Thomas was born and educated in Illinois and had have a quilting bee. a 40-year career with Bell Systems, rising to manager Thomas concludes: “New people come in, they in Bell’s development division in New York City. He have new ideas. Oakmont gets better.”

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Golf News OGC

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nChuck Wood

COOPERATIVE BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT WITH THE TWIN LAKES HOMEOWNERS

In late April the Oakmont Golf Club and the Twin Lakes Owners Association entered into a Maintenance and Use Agreement for the purpose of improving the landscaping at the entrance of the Twin Lakes area within the Oakmont Village. The site covered by this agreement lies at the corner of Oakmont Drive and Twin Lakes Drive, well behind the tee boxes for the 12th hole on our East Course. Although a part of the golf course property, this land is outside of the playable golfing area and had been designated for reduced irrigation under our water conservation program. Thus, the site had not received regular maintenance and watering for the past couple of years. The Twin Lakes Owners Association approached the OGC regarding their desire to both improve and maintain this plot of land to enhance the entrance into their HOA area. Mike Sheppard of the Twin Lakes Association developed a plan that was subsequently approved by both parties. In essence, the Twin Lakes folks are to maintain the newly-landscaped site with the Oakmont Golf Club providing the electricity and water for the drip irrigation system. The OGC also provided a supply of bark chips from our ongoing tree removal activities. OGC Board of Directors member and Twin Lakes resident Peter Waller wishes to express many thanks to Twin Lakes Association members Mike Sheppard and Bob Spaulding, as well as Andy Trinkino the Oakmont Golf Club’s Superintendent, for their leadership in this very successful joint effort. He and Mike Sheppard also wish to acknowledge Fernandez Landscaping Maintenance for their work in recently completing the transformation of this corner lot into an attractive place for all to see. Well done!

MANY THANKS TO THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR A GREAT 2016

The Social Committee, chaired by Frank Giannini, put on seven really successful Monday Twilighter events this year. Beyond all the fun we had, the Twilighters’ “50/50” raffles produced important funds for the betterment of our dear club. Decorations, meal planning, themes for the Twilighters, raffle ticket sales and after-the-event clean-up were among the committee members’ many contributions. Let’s all please acknowledge and thank Frank and Peggy Giannini, Bob and Lisa Flores, Art and Pat Hasting, Charlie and Ellean Huff, Dolores Salidivar, Vanita Collins, Tammy Siela, Pete and Vickie Eschelbach and John Theilade.

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Wednesday Men’s Club

nRick Warfel

November 2, EAST COURSE 2-MAN BEST BALL, 7 Teams

First place, Tom Massip/John Munkacsy, 58; second place tie, Tony D’Agosta/Gary Stone and Neil Huber/Wayne Mickaelian, 60. Closest-to-the-pins (HCP 0–24): #8—Neil Huber, 27’1”; #16—John Munkacsy, 55’9”.

November 2, WEST COURSE 2-MAN BETTER BALL

First flight (8.5–17.0): first, Mike Hull and Gary Smith, 63; second, Sal Cesario and Bob Giddings, 63; third, Jim Scinto and Bob Baciocco, 64. Due to several ties, card-offs were used in first flight. Second flight (17.5–23.0): first, Phil Sapp and Randy Kephart, 63; second, Bill Smith and Rick Yates, 64; third, Tony Hughes and Frank Zelko, 65. Third flight (23.5–up): first, Lou Lari and John Garcia, 62; second, Art Hastings and Tom Finnerty, 64; third, Dave Goulson and Ray Pierce, 65. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 0–19): #8—Tom Parker, 6’4”; #13—Bob Baciocco, 14’2”; #16—Jeff Snyder, 3’9”. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 20–up): #8—Bob Flores, 8’10”; #13—Tom Wayne, 8’2”; #16—Ron Bickert, 7’11”.

November 9, EAST COURSE INDIVIDUAL LOW NET, 15 Players

First place, Tom Finnerty, 57; second place, Wayne Mickaelian, 60; third place tie, John Derby and Bob Wilkenson, 61; fifth place, Art Hastings, 62; sixth place, Bob Carter, 63. Closest-to-the-pins (0–24 HCP): #16—Neil Huber, 23’8”.

Top Signs You’re Golfing Too Much

When you pick up something off the floor, you have to lean on your putter. The only number on your speed dial is 1-800-TEETIME. You have your priorities in order: food, shelter, greens fees. You dream you go to prison but still get conjugal visits with your driver. You tell the lost motorist that the gas station is only a par 4 away on the left. You’d like to take off your glove but hey, why bother? Whenever you see a hole in the ground, you squat, squint and read the line. You’re vaguely aware of living with a woman, allegedly your wife. You ask the shopper ahead in the checkout line if you can play through. Before you pick up the salt shaker, you mark its position with a dime.

Did you know?

The longest drive ever is 515 yards. Balls travel significantly further on hot days. A golfer swinging a club at around 100 mph will carry the driver up to eight yards longer for each increase in air temperature of 25° F. The longest golf course in the world is the par 77 International Golf Club in Massachusetts which measures a fearsome 8,325 yards. The largest bunker in the world is Hell’s Half Acre on the 585-yard 7th hole of the Pine Valley Course in New Jersey.

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18-Hole Tuesday & Thursday Women’s Club TUESDAY

November 8: Patty Buchholz was low gross of the field of 19 players. First flight: first, Judy Early; second, Sallie Wood; third, Marie Delagnes. Second flight: first, Ro Nicholson; second, Judy Duport; third, Joan DiMaggio. Third flight: first, Tammy Siela; second tie, Ellie Baciocco and Carol Locke; fourth, Patti Schweizer.

THURSDAY

November 3: Linda Paul was low gross of the field of 19 players. First flight: first, Becky Hulick; second, Penny Wright; third, Linda Paul; fourth tie, Laura Bellows and Yoshi Smith. Second flight: first, Judy Duport; second, Christy Rexford. November 10: Kris Peters was low gross of the field of 18 players. First flight: first, Yoshi Smith; second, Kris Peters; third, Kathy Mokricky; fourth, Marie Pierce; fifth, Carol Sharpe. Second flight: first, Christy Rexford; second, Laurie Vree; third, Ro Nicholson; fourth, Linda Kilpatrick; fifth, Jane O’Toole.

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9-Hole Thursday Women’s Club

nValerie Boot

NOVEMBER SWEEPS RESULTS Nov. 3, 17 players, East Back Nine

First flight: first, Ellie Baciocco; second tie, Linda Yates and Elisabeth LaPointe; fourth tie, Maria Mar and Barbara Robinson. Second flight: first, Tammy Siela; second, Debbie Jaffe; third, Henni Williston; fourth, Marie Crimaldi.

Nov. 10, 12 players, East Front Nine

First Flight: first, S. Baxter; second, Roberta Lommori; third, Elisabeth LaPointe. Second Flight: first tie, Marie Crimaldi and Henni Williston. Third Flight: first, Joan McDonnell; second, Sarah Wood; third, Audrey Engen.

News from linda Yates, wrens representative

The WRENS Clubs gathered at Oakmont Nov. 9 for our Invitational. We had a fun tournament on East back nine. First place team was Josie DiBenedetto, Tammy Siela and guest Maureen Taylor (Mt. St. Helena); second place team was Linda Yates, and guests Rebecca Cabral (Mt. St. Helena) and Cheryl Craddick (Adams Springs). The 2017 planning meeting was held after lunch at the Quail, check the WRENS board for next years’ calendar. All Oakmont Women Niners can join WRENS— dues are just $4 per year, sign-up sheet is also on the WRENS board. We are especially thankful for our WRENS friends. The Oakmont Niner Elves are working on having the best Holiday Luncheon ever on Thursday, December 8. All of the details are posted on our bulletin board at the East Pro Shop. The menu is yummy and there will be lots of Holiday Cheer! If you haven’t signed up please do so today. Can’t wait!


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The Oakmont News / December 1, 2016

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9-Hole Monday Men’s Club

nTony D’Agosta

The top ten sweeps winners for the year, as of November 7, are, in order: Dan Sienes, Wayne Mickaelian, Charlie Perotti, Tony D’Agosta, John Munkacsy, Art Boot, Gary Stone, Keith Wise, Tony Apolloni and Dan Levin. Mark your calendar for January 9, our kickoff luncheon and annual meeting where we will be electing our 2017 officers. 2017 schedules will be E-mailed to our members. Hard copies will be available in the Pro Shop. Welcome to our newest member, Jim Wright. Welcome aboard, Jim. Meanwhile, Happy Golfing!

Sweeps Results for October 31 2-Man Yellow Ball, 8 Teams

First place: Ron Bickert and Blind Draw with a net 73. Second place: Tony D’Agosta and Gary Stone with a net 76. Third place tie: Stan Augustine/Neil Huber and Keith Wise/Phil Sapp, all with a net 77. Closest-to-the-pin: Neil Huber, 29’2”; Jim Wright, 31’0”.

Sweeps Results for November 7 Individual Low Net, 28 Players

First place: Charlie Perotti with a net 28.5. Second place: Dan Levin with a net 30. Third place tie: Bob Marotto, Bob Thorsen, Bob Ure and Neil Huber, all with a net 31. Seventh place tie: Ron Bickert, Dan Sienes, Art Boot and Gordon Hopper, all with a net 32. Closest-to-the-pin: Phil Sapp, 20’10”.

Sweeps Results for November 14 Individual Stableford, 26 Players

First place: Stan Augustine with a 22. Second place: Tom Massip with a 21. Third place tie: Tony D’Agosta and Dan Levin, both with a 20. Fifth place tie: Bob Ure and Greg Carpenter, both with a 19. Seventh place tie: Rich Silvas and Art Boot, both with an 18. Ninth place tie: Jim Norem, Joe DeBenedetto and Phil Sapp, all with a 17. Closest-to-the-pin: Neil Huber, 17’4”; Phil Sapp, 23’7”; Tom Massip, 47’5”; and Dan Levin, 47’11”.

Nominating Committee Seeking Candidates for 2017 Election

December 10 Work Day Set for New Trione-Annadel Path

nStaff Reports

nStaff Report

The 2016 Nominating Committee in December will begin seeking candidates for the Oakmont Village Association board. There are four positions available for candidates in the April 2017 election. The OVA Board recently appointed the following five-member Nominating Committee: Jackie Ryan, Chair, Pat Clothier, Alan Scott, Pat Olive and Bev Leve. Candidates must be members of OVA in good standing. Interested candidates should submit their names and other required information to the Nominating Committee by Jan. 15. The committee will submit names to the board president on or before Feb. 1. Those members who wish to self-nominate may do so by submitting the same information to any OVA officer or director on or before Feb. 1. As always, members may also self declare at the annual meeting. A Candidates’ Forum will be held in mid-February, date and time to be announced. All candidates must also submit biographies and their answers to a set of questions for publication in two editions of the Oakmont News and must be submitted by Feb. 1 to meet all publication deadlines for the newspaper and member ballots. Interested candidates may contact the committee chair at ovanominatingcommittee@gmail.com.

The volunteer work day is on for Dec. 10 to build a trail linking Stone Bridge Road at the community garden to the old wastewater treatment plant that will give residents a clear access to Trione-Annadel State Park. Access was threatened when Brad Benson posted “no trespassing” signs on the paved road through his property, which bicyclists and pedestrians long have used between the park and Stone Bridge Road. Hugh Helm, who has been working with the city on the project, said he heard from a lot of volunteers when the project was first announced in September, but wants to make sure everyone knows the work day is still on. “This trail will be an opportunity for us to join together in a shared community effort to improve our neighborhood,” he said. “Check the weather beforehand, dress accordingly, and meet at the community garden on Stone Bridge Road at 9 a.m. And if possible, bring work gloves, water, a hoe, garden rake, mattocks, and wheel barrow.” “The Sonoma County Trails Council will provide tools and a number of trail building experts to supervise the work. OVA will provide pizza. After leveling of a bumpy, weed-strewn landscape, the 400-foot path will be covered with gravel that will compact with use,” Helm said. Currently the only legal access for Oakmont residents to Trione-Annadel is through Wild Oak, which wants to ban bicyclists, but not pedestrians. Helm asked that anyone interested in helping can E-mail him at hhelm@sonic.net.

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.

Moderators

December 2: Ed Sutter December 9: Susan Bercu 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 oakmontcurrentevents@gmail.com.

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Oakmont Music Lovers nJudy Walker

AMERICAN FOLK SONGS FOR CHRISTMAS AND OTHER HOLIDAY GEMS Presenters: Dr. Amy C. Beal and Larry Polansky (UC Santa Cruz)

UC Santa Cruz music professors Amy Beal and Larry Polansky return to the Oakmont Music Lovers series with a special program of holiday music. Their lecture will focus on American composer Ruth Crawford Seeger’s 1953 publication American Folk Songs for Christmas, incorporating live performances on piano, guitar, mandolin, mandocello, and dulcimer. Dr. Amy Beal. Ruth Crawford Seeger— step-mother to folk legend Pete Seeger and mother to singers Mike and Peggy Seeger—was an important early 20th century collector and arranger of American vernacular music. The songs and fiddle tunes included in her book came largely out of the “shapenote” tradition and stemmed from all regions of the United States. The discussion of Seeger’s work with American folk song will be enhanced by a performance of jazz composer Carla Bley’s Christmas ballad “Jesus Maria,” and by a sing-a-long Hanukkah round composed by Polansky. Please join us for a toetapping Tuesday in December! WHEN: Tuesday, December 6, 10:30 a.m. WHERE: East Recreation Center COST: Free

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The Oakmont News / December 1, 2016

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Oakmont Macintosh Users Group 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 21, 2017.

Windows Computer Information nPhil Kenny

As members of the former Oakmont PC Users Group, we continue to offer our free help to all Oakmont residents. Call Phil Kenny, 538-2075 or Al Medeiros, 843-4447. Although the Oakmont PC Users Group has closed its doors, its Web Master continues to update and maintain its online presence (OakmontPCGroup.org). This site will remain active through February 2017.

Oakmont Technology Learning Center nDan Gaffney, Board President

Name Change for OCLC

The Oakmont Computer Learning Center has been listening to the people in Oakmont who take computer courses at its center and attend the Open House events and the OVA programs at the Berger Center. You have said that there is a need for better understanding in the entire technology field, particularly because the field now includes more than just desktop or laptop computers. We believe you are right. As a result, the board is changing the name of Oakmont Computer Learning Center (OCLC) to the more inclusive title of Oakmont Technology Learning Center (OTLC). The technology field includes devices that we carry with us daily. For example, cell phones, pads and tablets, and e-book readers. Some of these devices share the same functions, such as taking a picture, receiving a text message, surfing the web, using maps, contacts, and calendar, playing games and music, reading books and news, communicating using Skype and Facebook, and, oh yea, receiving and making a call. Almost sounds like a computer right? Of course, all these devices are small computers. We already have begun to add to our course schedules instructions on how to use these new technologies. How can you help? OTLC always is looking for someone who wants to instruct a course or assist an instructor with a course, as well as to sit on the board. As volunteers, our only “pay” is the joy of seeing Oakmont residents as they come to a better understanding of the electronic world around them.

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

December 12: Folded Star—last class of 2016! Hope to see you there! December 26: No class TIME: 4:30–6 p.m. WHERE: Central Activity Center Art Room COST: $10 per class INFO: All supplies provided. Be sure to register before class starts to have a space. Call me at 321-2105 (cell), or E-mail bsmith@sonic.net

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Effective Jan. 1, 2017, Phillips will be paid up to $16,000 a year for providing his services for up to 10 hours a week. He will also be allowed to use OVA facilities to work with private clients. The board adopted what appears to be a solution to a landscaping rule which threatened a crackdown on hundreds of homes whose landscaping includes more than 15 percent rock. A first option will allow homeowners to report their own violations. Doing so will allow them nine months to correct the violation or to have the OVA pay for a covenant which will attach to the title of the home requiring the new owner to correct the violation. If the owner does not self-report and the violation is found, there would be no nine month grace period and a covenant, if preferred, would be paid for by the owner. The board reversed a previous decision to put off applying proposed new election rules in time for the spring OVA Board election. The rules, if adopted at the Dec. 20 board meeting, will take effect immediately. The rules include increasing ballot box security by moving the box from the OVA Office to the inspector of elections’ office. Returned ballots would need to be mailed directly to the inspector and could no longer be dropped off at OVA Office. The board voted to retain CFM (Condominium Financial Management) to provide its financial services for another year for $79,903. There will be no workshop in December.

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OVA signed a five-year lease with an option for a second five-year term. In 10 years, OVA will have an option to buy the building and parking lot. The property is owned by KBJ Properties, LLC. Harris is a partner in Harris & Kasten, a Santa Rosa architecture and design firm, which was hired to design the new office, incorporating colors in the reception room mural, which he is providing for the cost of materials. The office includes a six-seat conference room for staff meetings with members, and a ten-seat conference room off Turner’s office. The Architectural Office, with a small conference table, will have its own entrance near the parking lot and will be in roughly the same position where it was when OVA was in the building five years ago. Most furniture from the present office is being moved to the new space. Contractor for the build-out is Blur Mountain Construction Services, Inc., of Santa Rosa, for an approximate cost of $154,600. The cost for materials, including floor covering, lighting and some additional furniture, is another $56,000. The move returns OVA to space in a building it had occupied for years. The main entrance will be near the parking lot, where the Oakmont Library door was before it moved to the Central Activities Center. OVA’s office has been at 6575 Oakmont Drive for five years.

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The Oakmont News / December 1, 2016

Valley of the Moon Rotary Club nJack Monahan nSusan Millar, OCF Chair

AFTER THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS

The year 2016 is almost over and it went just as fast as I thought it would. I hope that all Oakmont residents had a wonderful Thanksgiving, surrounded by family and friends and enjoying the start of our holiday season. Thanksgiving reminds me that it is more than just being thankful for my country, for a good life and for my family, but I am also reminded that it’s time to thank the residents of Oakmont who have been so generous with their contributions to the Oakmont Community Foundation. In Oakmont we have residents who contribute over and over again to their favorite activities. Two of the activities that get a great deal of attention are the Oakmont Health Initiative and Music at Oakmont. I thank all of you for your continued contributions. We also have had many donations honoring the memory of some of our residents who have gone from us, including most recently Bill Anderson, one of the founders of OCF, who was so much appreciated by many people for his devoted service to Oakmont.

Dutch Lichliter Fund

Last year we lost a contributor to our community, Dutch Lichliter, who brought videography to our business meetings and to many other activities in Oakmont, including the Veterans Day Parades and the 50th Anniversary Commemoration in 2013. The OCF received donations not just from his Oakmont friends, but from his fellow engineers who worked with him over the years. I have received permission from his widow, Lois Lichliter, and their daughter and son to use the significant fund in Memory of Dutch Lichliter as the beginning of an Endowment Fund for the OCF. Our board feels the time has come to put aside funds to assure the continuance of OCF for many years to come.

Tax Tips

Perhaps like me you are looking at what your Required Minimum Distribution is from your IRA account for 2016. And like me you are figuring out how much you can afford to give to charitable nonprofits to avoid taxes on the entire amount. I figured that out, and I hope you do too. Another way to donate to the OCF is planned estate giving after one is gone. Without specifying a dollar amount, you could devise a percentage of what is left in your estate. December can be a good time to do some estate planning. Well, certainly there is a lot to deal with at this time of year, but if you want to make tax-free donations, now is the time to do it. December 2016 is your last chance for making decisions affecting your next income tax filing. And like me you are thinking where did the year go? Tax season is just around the corner. Thank you for making 2016 a very successful one for the Oakmont Community Foundation.

What’s Cooking at Maria Carrillo High School?

Our Rotary Club members recently had the pleasure of hearing a highly entertaining talk by Mary Schilling, the culinary instructor at Maria Carrillo High School. Mary is a native of Santa Rosa, graduating from Santa Rosa High School. She went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in business with a minor in Hotel Motel Management. Beginning her career at the Black Forest Inn, she later became banquet manager at Los Robles Lodge. For the past 12 years, Mary has been the culinary instructor at Maria Carrillo High School, building on her teaching experience in Adult Education for Business Management for Dale Carnegie Training. As she began her talk, our members were thrilled to have her step away from the mike and use her “teacher” voice Maria Carrillo High School for her presentation. She Culinary Program Instructor Mary Schilling and her proved to be a gifted, students will once again be animated speaker with catering the VOM Rotary a great passion for her Club’s annual Crab Feed on February 11, 2017. program. Mary patterned her talk after a study done years ago at Stanford University about the “Triangle of Success,” the steps being “knowledge, skills, and attitude” which she has applied to her culinary program. Anyone can read a cookbook, but not all can successfully prepare a dish. The success comes in showing how it’s done.

Her students learn not only that, but how to apply their skills and attitude toward life. She talked about Career Tech Ed programs that teach hands on, work experiences, attitudes and leadership. On the day of our upcoming Crab Feed most of Mary’s students will be there cooking for us, while others will be attending SkillsUSA in San Jose, a competitive program that rewards Tech Ed schools. The SkillsUSA Championships are events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. In 2015, there were more than 6,000 contestants in 100 separate events. The philosophy of the championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs. The Maria Carrillo High School Culinary Program has taken the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in the Statewide SkillsUSA. No other program has swept the state competition. Five of her students will be headed to Louisville, Kentucky for further competition. Mary related several of her students’ success stories and how she got started with the catering aspect of her program by being challenged by her brother, Principal of a Rincon Valley school, to cater a spaghetti feed for 300. Her students cooked, served and cleaned up, earning money for their budget. This year, they have 40 catering dates. Mary ended her talk by answering several questions, with one of the most surprising answers being that 70% of her students are boys! To personally enjoy Mary’s culinary students’ catering creations make sure you attend our annual Crab Feed coming up on Saturday, February 11, 2017. It’s always a sellout so contact any Rotarian soon for your tickets.

Oakmont Art Association

Dancing is 4 Everyone

nCarol Decker

nMariellen Munson

ART SHOW SUCCESS

The 2016 show was a great success, with attendance of over 500, in spite of the rainy weather. Raffle proceeds will allow us to award two $2,000 scholarships to SRJC art students continuing their education at four-year colleges.

ART ASSOCIATION PROGRAMMING 2017

Art Association meetings will resume on January 13, with a docent presentation on the Frank Stella exhibit at the DeYoung. For February 10, we are working on a presentation on creativity and quilting with well known quilter/teacher Judy Mathieson.

CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES SUSAN BALL OIL PAINTING CLASSES

Susan Ball is going to teach the ongoing oil painting classes every second and fourth Mondays from 12:30–3:30 p.m. in the art room at the Central Activities Center. Susan likes to paint landscapes and still lifes, lives in West Sonoma County, and her works are represented in several galleries, including Graton Gallery. She takes part in Art at the Source each year. Those wanting to join the class can contact her at susan@susanrball.com.

IKEBANA CLASSES

Classes with Ron Brown, Ikebana master, are held in the Art Room at the CAC, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $15 per session. On Dec. 2, the project will be a two-part arrangement in a low dish. For Dec. 16, the arrangement will incorporate holiday decorations— ornaments, candles or any holiday accessories.

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. During 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 9, Monday 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 (or $7 a class). Individual classes are $10. Here’s an example of the fun we have: https:// youtu.be/m3sBY-mDNfQv. 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. Fragrance free! Questions? Call me at 538-4142.


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The Oakmont News / December 1, 2016

Oakmont Rainbow Women Moving Ahead nJeanne DeJoseph and Kathy Cirksena

As we write this, we are uncertain and concerned about the direction of our country. Many Rainbow Women have specific apprehensions about possible new policies and laws that would reverse our progress and affect us adversely in other ways. Solidarity with people of color, the poor and dispossessed expand our concern beyond the personal. As a start we take care of each other. A group of Rainbow Women, proposed by Dianne Armer and calling itself “The Listeners,” has come forward to offer support and a friendly ear for those struggling emotionally with the unexpected political debacle. ORW remains committed to helping our members cope and thrive. Updates on current legal issues for lesbians available from National Center for Lesbian Rights, www.nclrights.org.

Oakmont residents who are presently isolated and housebound. Berger Center, 7 p.m., tickets $10.

November Meeting

Dianne Armer explained new ways to reduce taxes as we listened intently. For those over 70½ with a personal IRA, new Qualified Charitable Distributions legislation allows for donating all or part of the Required Minimum Distribution directly from your IRA to charity. This lowers the Adjusted Gross Income, which determines your tax rate as well as taxes on social security and Medicare premiums. Check with your financial advisor. OVA President Andie Altman reported on board activities. In progress are a new OVA office, a committee to shepherd Berger renovations, upgrades and repairs to the East and Central pools, expansion of the Community Garden

Do Good, Mentor

“10,000 Degrees,” our designated community partner, needs volunteer mentors for high school juniors to assist and guide them through graduation. A wonderful experience, it involves an 18-month commitment. Contact Director Lisa G. Carreño at lcarreno@10000degrees.org or 318-2922.

December 1

A concert of early Bob Dylan tunes performed by Oakmont folk musicians including Iris Harrell and Ann Benson will benefit the Oakmont Senior Social Club. This new club, established by ORW members Julie Jones and Sue Dibble and others, and supported by Kiwanis, the Council on Aging and the OVA, will provide much needed social contact and activities for

Replacement Team Leaders Needed for the Following COPE Neighborhoods nSue Hattendorf, COPE Director

As can be expected, due to normal attrition, we periodically have to solicit new COPE team leaders. Check to see if your neighborhood is one of them: Aspen Meadows Circle 12–55; Deerfield Circle 401– 425; Fairfield Drive 6617–6711, 6855–6928, 7110–7170, 7200–7236; Falling Star Court 457–477 odd; Greenfield Circle 304–334 even, 340–370 even; Glengreen 1–21; Golf Court 333–355 odd; Hood Mountain Circle 8808– 8835, 8832–8854; Hood Mountain Court 8823–8837; Meadowgreen Place 6502–6528; Meadowridge Drive 6340–6360, 6363–6390, 6519–6563, 6534–6564 even, 6567–6597 odd, 6568-6596 even. Miramonte Court 345–369; Miramonte Place 342– 374 even; Mountain Vista Lane 207–273; Oak Brook Court 460–-504; Oak Brook Lane 420–456; Oak Island Circle 50–136 even; Oak Island Circle/Drive 26–144; Oak Island Drive 164–186; Oak Leaf Drive 7223–7347, 7544–7561, 7627–7645; Oak Mesa Drive 1004–1045; Oakmont Drive 6850–6956 even, 7323–7343, 7601– 7840, 7849–8050, 8826–8837, 8840–8861, 8927-8963; Oak Shadow Drive 129–153, 201–223; Oak Trail Circle 9212–9241; Oak Trail Court 8839–8859; Oak Trail Drive 8811–8838; Oak Vista Lane 509–519. Pin Oak Place 3–11; Pine Valley Drive 6479–6503 odd; Pythian Road 320–360 even, 327–349 odd, 401– 473; Rockgreen Place 316–346, 350–374 even; Singing Woods Lane 409–477 odd; Singing Woods Place 423–437 odd; Starry Knoll Court 454–470 even; Stone Bridge Road 6328–6344 even, 6498–6544; Stonecroft Terrace 6550–6581; Valleygreen 1–24; Walnut Orchard Drive 7512–7547; White Oak Drive 177–205 odd, 400– 422 even; Woodgreen Street 11–18, 19–22. Please call me at 539-2543 to let me know if you would like to help or if you have any questions about the COPE program. Thanks for your willingness to help!

nPhil Bowman

and other improvements. Changes in election rules and board processes are ongoing. They are taking up the future of Oakmont’s visual aesthetic. http:// oakmontvillage.com/videos/.

Holiday Party Saturday, Dec. 3, East Rec., 6 pm

No Thursday meeting in December. Bring a donation of non-perishable food for the Food Bank, a dish to share and whatever you want to drink. We’ll have dinner together, a live DJ, great music and yes, you can leave your white elephants at home.

ORW’s 2017 Music Calendar is Full

Four concerts are planned starting in January with The Mouths of Babes, a lively duo who are a whole lot of fun, high energy and musically extremely talented and versatile. Saturday, January 21, tickets are $20 (members) and $25 available at upcoming ORW events and through the OVA ORW folder. http:// www.mouthsofbabesmusic.com/. Be good to yourselves and come on out to our December party!

Lawn Bowling

HOLIDAY PIZZA PARTY—DECEMBER 2

Tomorrow, December 2, 5–8 p.m. at the Berger: You’ve selected the name of a deserving foster child and have shopped for his/her preferred Christmas gift. It’s time for your reward. Bring your gift to the party and wrap it or get help wrapping it. Then, enjoy salad and pizza (soft drinks and mixer provided, otherwise BYOB) and observe the distribution of tournament trophies, watch a screened version of 2016 activities of our club and the presentation of the Dorr Mott award. See you tomorrow afternoon/evening.

TOURNAMENTS

Senior Games will be hosted by Oakmont Lawn Bowling Club again in 2017, June 9 and 10. There will be three games per team each day: two 10-end games in the morning and another 10-end game in the afternoon. On the second day the top eight teams will compete for Silver and Gold; the remaining teams will compete on the second day for the Bronze. Jeff Vanderheyden will be in charge. He hopes OLBC will, once again, be well represented. Registration online will begin on March 1, 2107. For additional information, visit www.WineCountryGames.com. The Halloween tourney was cancelled due to weather. The Thanksgiving tourney was scheduled to be played after the deadline for this article. Check the next edition.

ANNUAL MEETING and ELECTION

The meeting was held on November 3. President Jim MacAlastaire recognized chairs of various activities for reports. Officers and Directors for 2017 were elected by unanimous vote. They are: President, Jerry Garland; Vice President, Bob Dodd; Secretary, Marilyn Garland; Treasurer, Tony Lachowicz; Directors, Frank Gyorgy, Gary Scott and Jeannette Breglio (she was to have

Jim hands off to Jerry.

been opposed for this position by Carlos Curbelo but he withdrew at the meeting in her favor—quite a gentleman). Phil Bowman reminded all that in order to be in the “Green Book” members need to have paid their dues by February1. Also, this year’s dues coupon will contain a line for E-mail addresses (see below). If you include yours on the line it will be included with your information in the Green Book. Please print and write legibly!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Not so many at this time of year. In fact there are so few that this column will probably be shorter in the near future or not appear at all. However, if you have an item you think would be of interest or a photo to share, E-mail it to me: salthawk54@gmail.com.

LASTLY

We still need a member to become the Webmail Manager. If you are interested in working on the website, please contact Martha McKee at 539-6385.

2017 OLBC ANNUAL DUES Name(s) _____________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail: ____________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________ Regular member at $20 per year_________ Associate member at $15 per year_________ Total $___________


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The Oakmont News / December 1, 2016

Discover what’s new! Click on the online Oakmont News at www. oakmontvillage.com/oakmont-news

Oakmont Garden Club nPeggy Dombeck

GARDEN QUOTE

“How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence.”—Benjamin Disraeli

NOTICE

There will be no regular meeting in December. The next meeting will be on January 17.

December 1 GARDEN ADVICE

• If there is no rain for a period that is followed by freezing weather, make sure to water small or new plantings. More plants die from desiccation during freezes than from low temperatures. Plants are more frost-sensitive when it is dry. • You can still dig up and divide grasses and perennials. The moist earth, shorter days and cooler weather, combined with the dormancy of the plants, makes this the least stressful time for them to go through this process. You can also continue to plant California Native Plants and most hardy trees and

nNancy Crosby

shrubs. Water well after planting. • Whether with your own shredded leaves or purchased material, make sure that your garden is amply mulched for the winter. Mulch will insulate the roots and retard weed growth. • Clean, oil and store tools such as shovels, hoes, pruners, etc. Use a light machine oil on metal parts to prevent rust. • Stop feeding roses. • Dormant spray leafless fruit and ornamental trees and shrubs. Start this month and do two more sprayings before bud break next March. • Clean garden of spent plants and debris. Add aged manure to planting beds for next spring.

Ladies’ Friendship Bible Study

Following Jesus with Luke

Last spring we began a study of the Gospel of Luke, but only got through the first three chapters of a nine-chapter study book. Our study picks up this fall near the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry, so there is much more to learn! Whether a novice to Bible study or a seasoned veteran, we invite you to join our small, welcoming and friendly group. Stonecroft Bible Studies encourage people to know God and grow in His love through exploration of the Bible. Each book includes easy-to-understand explanations and

applications of Bible passages, study questions, and a journal for notes and prayers. 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. Please note: class will meet on December 2 and resume January 6, 2017. TIME: 10:15–11:50 a.m. PLACE: East Recreation Center Conference Room, 7902 Oakmont Drive LEADER/CONTACT: Nancy Crosby, 480-0566

McBride Realty in conjunction with the Santa Rosa Chapter of Realtors invites you to share the warmth in its annual

2016 Winter Warmth Coat Drive November 1—December 9

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:

• Vets Connect • Catholic Charities Homeless Service Center • Redwood Covenant Church Charities • Redwood Gospel Mission

707-538-2270

www.OakmontGolfHomes.com • 6520 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

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8:30 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 Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:15 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Senior Social Club B+G+FS+D 2:00 PM OEPC Board B 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 7:00 PM Church Choir Practice D 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR A+B

8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class B+FS 9:00 AM HICAP D 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR A+B 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (3) LW 10:00 AM Ikebana AR 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 5:00 PM Lawn Bowling B+G+FS+D

8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:15 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 11:15 AM OCDC B 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 12:30 PM Boomer’s Board Ste 6 1:00 PM Bocce 1:30 PM Music at Oakmont B+G+FS+D 2:00 PM Finance Committee B 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Sunday Symposium Board Ste 6 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 5:00 PM Boomers B+G+FS+D 6:30 PM Pinochle CR 6:30 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR B 6:30 PM Rainbow Women E

8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR A+B 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (3) LW 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:00 AM Women of Faith Party B+FS 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM AARP Driver Safety B 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bridge CR A+B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 4:00 PM Sha Boom B+G+FS+D

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9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Community Church B+G+FS+D 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont B+FS 3:00 PM Single Boomers E 5:00 PM Oakmont Carolers B+FS

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

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8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class B+FS 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Communications Committee B 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (1) LW 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Line Dancing Luncheon E 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Painting AR 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR B 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 4:00 PM CoC UW 4:00 PM OVA Holiday Carols B+G+FS+D 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 6:00 PM Oakmont Progressives E+EC 7:00 PM Single Malt Scotch Club B 7:00 PM Bunco Ladies Night CR A+B

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

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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 Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class B+FS 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (1) LW 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Painting AR 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR B 2:00 PM Playreaders B 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 7:00 PM Bunco Ladies Night CR A+B

8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR B 8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Garden Club D 10:00 AM Card Making AR 10:00 AM Landscape Imp Comm (LIC) G 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:15 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:30 AM Oakmont Music Lovers E+EC 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Oakmont Lanes B+FS 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Sleep Apnea G 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR B 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 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 6:30 PM Oakmont Travel & Adv Club E 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B 7:00 PM Blues and Beyond B+FS

9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class B+FS 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR B 9:45 AM Petanque 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 11:00 AM Quilting Bee E 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Cafe Mortel B 4:00 PM Let’s Dance—Together LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing B+FS 7:00 PM LOMMA Quarterly Meeting UW

8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR B 8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM SIR 92 Exec Board G 10:15 AM Water Fitness West Pool 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR B 1:00 PM Bocce 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM OLLI Committee B 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 5:30 PM SIR 92 Luncheon B+G+FS 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B

9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class B+FS 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Card Making AR 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 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Photography Club B 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 5:00 PM Bridge CR A+B 6:15 PM Line Dancing B+FS 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW

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

8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR B 8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Ct #4 10:15 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR B 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 2:00 PM iPad SIG D 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B 7:00 PM Blues and Beyond B+FS

9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class B+FS 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 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 Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW

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8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:30 AM Kiwanis Board Meeting E 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:15 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 11:30 AM Gift Wrapping B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM Bocce 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR A+B

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8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class B+FS 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR A+B 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (3) LW 10:00 AM Ikebana AR 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:00 AM Gift Wrapping B 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 1:00 PM Bocce 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bridge CR A+B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR B

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8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class B+FS 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR A+B 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (3) LW 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM Bocce 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

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The Oakmont News / December 1, 2016

Boomers

nSusan Lynn

“Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.”—Eugene Ionesco At press time, we were still a few days away from Trivia Night at the Berger Center. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to our volunteers, who make it all look so easy.

Coming up

With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to jump head first into the holiday season. We hope that you will join us for our annual end of the year Holiday Members Appreciation Social. It’s our way of thanking Boomers Club members for helping to make 2016 such a memorable year for our club. The deadline to RSVP is December 3, so if you haven’t already done so, please register today by visiting our website, www.oakmontboomers.org. Our annual Member Holiday Appreciation Party is just around the corner, and this year we’re lucky to have the Black and White Jazz Trio, thanks to Boomer Jim Castrone. Boomer favorite, Mr. Pickles, will provide the food, so all you need to do is BYOB. Get in the holiday spirit by wearing your favorite/least favorite holiday/ugly sweater. WHEN: Thursday, December 8, 6–8 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

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WHERE: Berger Center—members only, please BRING: BYOB COST: Free (member only, please)

Save the date: February 25, 2017

Our first big event of 2017 will be our fourth annual Mardi Gras bash—Mardi Party—with music by 2nd Line. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on our most well-attended celebration of the year, and watch this space for details in upcoming Oakmont News issues. As we look forward to 2017, it’s time to start thinking about renewing your Boomers membership or becoming a new member. We now have more than 500 members, with more than 135 new members this year. With dues still at only $10 per person per year, there isn’t a better value anywhere. Most of our big events are for members only, so if you don’t want to miss out on the music and dancing, be sure to keep your membership current. Look for an E-mail reminder on December 16 with a link to renew your membership. Still not a member but want to join? Visit http:// oakmontboomers.org/page-1714900. It’s fast and easy and you do not need a PayPal account. If you do not have an E-mail address or need assistance, contact info@oakmontboomers.org and one of our board members will help you.

. . . to Our End of Year Holiday Open House Social

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

Music and Carolers! When: Thursday, December 16, 2016

from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Location: Sequoia Senior Solutions: Oakmont 6572 Oakmont Drive, Suite E, Santa Rosa

Cookies, Hors D’oeuvres, Coffee, Tea! 5/16 RSVP by 12/01500 (707) 539-

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The Oakmont News / December 1, 2016

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SSU–Oakmont Winter Preview Wednesday, December 14, 2:45 PM, Berger Center • Preview and Register for Classes • Take a Break from the Holidays • Light Refreshments before the Presentations nDavid Dearden

Early California art and History: 1848–1950 By linda rEid

MONDAYS, 3-5 PM, January 9–February 20 (no class January 16), BERGER CENTER Early California is more than the Gold Rush. This class explores the events and personalities that made San Francisco an economic and political giant, and the region’s cultural hub. Gold transformed pastoral to industrial: population exploded, railroads crossed the state, Earthquake destroyed and remade the city, the Depression widened inequality, and society turned toward modernism. Constant change defined 19th and 20th century California, and artists responded with new styles, often to cries of outrage. linda loveland reid has degrees in History and Art History from SSU. Linda has been an OLLI instructor since 2012, serves on OLLI’s Advisory and Curriculum Committees, lectures for Oakmont Sunday Symposium, and has two published novels.

rEConstruCtion and rECovEry: tHE Post-Civil War soutH By MiCk CHantlEr, PH.d.

WEDNESDAYS, 3–5 PM, January 11–February 15, BERGER CENTER Oakmont favorite Mick Chantler is back! Old Dixie was humiliated by defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees. Incredibly, “The Chivalry” had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners who would now complete their nefarious work by occupying the sacred homeland. This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin. Mick Chantler has been a student of early American studies for over forty years and currently teaches at Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis.

GoldiloCks PlanEt: EartH’s CliMatE History By WarrEn WisCoMBE, PH.d.

THURSDAYS, 3–5 PM, January 12–February 16, EAST REC. CENTER Earth is often called the Goldilocks Planet because its climate has been “just right” for life, compared to Venus (too hot) and Mars (too cold and airless). In this course, we will survey the entire 4.5 billion year history of Earth’s climate and how that climate has interacted with life. We will learn about the Gaia Hypothesis (that life regulates our climate) and the Medea Hypothesis (that Earth has been rather hostile to life). dr. Warren Wiscombe, with degrees in physics and applied math from MIT and Caltech, has done research in climate science since the early 1970s. Dr. Wiscombe retired in 2013 from a 30-year career at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Let’s Dance—Together! nTerry Whitten

WHAT: Beginning Foxtrot Review class WHEN: Wednesday, December 7 TIME: 4–5:15 pm WHERE: Lower West Rec. COST: $7/pp for this single class Thank you to all who have attended the partner dance classes over the past four months. It’s been a lot of fun getting to know you all and teach you some basic partner dance steps. For December, there will be one Foxtrot Review class in order to go over some of the material taught previously in October and reinforce what you have learned. Most of us only retain about 10% of what we hear, see or read. Periodic repetition of the same material is key to both brain and muscle memory! The prerequisite for this Review class is to have attended at least two of my October Beginning Foxtrot classes or have the equivalent experience. If you did not attend any of the classes taught in October but have some experience with Basic Foxtrot, please contact me first if you are interested in joining us (twhitten@pacbell.net or 415-265-7590). As before, no partners or experience are required. We will rotate partners during the classes. Thank you to the five ladies who did learn to lead the steps in the different classes. After December 7, we’ll take a break for the holidays and start new classes in January with Country 2-Step classes. I’m also open to hearing from any of you as to what partner dances you’d prefer to be taught sooner than later. Please check upcoming issues of the Oakmont News for the dates and dance to be taught. Please let me know if you have any questions. You can E-mail me (Terry Whitten) at twhitten@pacbell.net or call me at (415) 265-7590 (cell) or 539-6265 (home). I hope to see you on the dance floor!

nLaurie Hartmann

Who we are

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. Pastor Brinda Peterson has begun a Sermon Series entitled, “10 Steps Closer to God.” As a community we will together move closer to the one who knows us best and loves us the most.

Midweek Bible Study

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

December 4 at 10:30 am

Dick Meyer will be speaking on how we can extend the love that we are cultivating in our church beyond ourselves and into our community.

December 11 at 10:30 am Christmas Concert

Winter OLLI registration forms will be available in the OVA office, the Central Activity Center and at the Winter Preview. Scholarship assistance and rides are available, guests of Oakmont residents are welcome, space permitting. Please direct questions to Fradel Been at (707) 293-3181 or by email at LLLOakmont@gmail.com.

Remember that small town feeling of standing and singing “Silent Night” together? Listening to the Christmas Story retold out loud by one who has memorized it, hearing voices blend in harmony, sharing the sense of peace and joy that words alone cannot express, and sharing a cup of hot cider afterwards by the fire? You are warmly invited. It won’t be the same without you.


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Fitness Club nFitness Club Board nTeresa Woodrum

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

Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. This Y class is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself and fostering connections with friends. In this class, it’s not about your fitness level as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside. Equipment: Non-skid yoga mats, resistance bands (available in class), a towel that can be folded to serve as a knee cushion and cervical support, athletic shoes that are supportive but not too grippy, and water bottle—hydration revitalizes. Fragrance-free please. Share the floor with kindness. Thank you for your generous contributions to Oakmont Community Foundation, supporting the health of our community through Physical Education. Whenever you go to the movies, please thank Summerfield Cinema for donating popcorn to all our events. Thank you for your support! The fine print: Welcome to Free Fitness. For your safety, good balance and lateral movement are needed in these quick aerobic classes. A fall may cause serious injury. Please check with your doctor prior to beginning this or any exercise regimen.

Sprinkle kindness like confetti! Instructor appreciation gift

As the holidays approach, it is time for us to think about a show of appreciation to JoRene, our Free Fitness Instructor. I recommend gifting $20. If you have it in your heart to give extra. Cheers!

FITNESS CLUB HOLIDAY DINNER/DANCE

WHEN: Friday, December 16 WHERE: Berger Center TIME: 5–6 p.m. Social Hour/appetizers; dinner to follow COST: $45 per person MUSIC: Jami Jamison Band MENU: Appetizers—Antipasti platter with provolone cheese, salami, olives and baguettes, assorted cheese platter with fig tapenade and smoked almonds. Salad—Romaine with gorgonzola cheese, dried cranberries, green apples, red onion and pecans in a tangy balsamic salad dressing. Entrée choices (served with petite green beans with toasted almonds, wild rice pilaf, including cranberry walnut bread and butter): 1. Baked Bodega Bay salmon filet with orange citrus glaze; 2. Stuffed chicken breast with apples,

brie and herb reduction sauce; 3. Eggplant Parmesan or Vegetarian Lasagna. Dessert—Italian dessert, coffee/tea—regular and decaffeinated. BYOB—we will provide soft drinks and ice. Reservations accepted through Dec. 9. Make check payable to the Oakmont Fitness Club and place it with the form below in the OFC Fitness Folder at the OVA or drop it in the OFC mail slot outside the trainer’s office. Questions? Call Julie Kiil, 570-7994, Peggy Clark, (650) 274-4137 or Claire Fugate, 521-9153.

Notice of Fitness Club Dues Increase

Beginning in 2017, dues will increase to $30, irrespective of the month in which you sign up, and the membership will run through the end of December 2017. Therefore, future memberships will be on a calendar-year basis. Those joining or renewing in November or December, will be credited with 14 or 13 months membership respectively. Those who have already paid $20 dues in October will need to pay an additional $10 for the full 2017 membership.

OAKMONT FITNESS CLUB HOLIDAY DINNER/DANCE reservation form Berger Center, Friday, December 16, 5 pm, $45 per person Name_________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone(s): Home_____________________________________ Cell_______________________________________ E-mail: ______________________________________________________________ # of entrées: Salmon_______ Chicken_______ Eggplant Parmesan_______ Vegetarian Lasagna_______ Total amount of entrées x $45: $ _____________ 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 $360. List the total eight entrées above and the names and entrée choices below for all persons at your table. I wish to be seated with the following guests: Name(s) _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

nBetsy Smith

Enclose your gift in a Holiday card with kind words of appreciation. Tell her what you love about her: her great music, enthusiasm, laughter and especially share your personal stories with her.Please put your contribution in the big gift bag on the welcome table. We will be collecting until Dec.19 and gift your envelopes to JoRene on Dec. 21.

Holiday Fun All Oakmont residents are welcome

When the ridiculous becomes cool (and even in style) everyone gets to participate. By strutting “Silly Socks” and sporting “Ugly Holiday Sweaters” we remove ourselves from the protocols and societal norms for a day. We get to let loose, take down all of the guards and just be, well, ridiculous. We all are ridiculous on some level, and to get to strut it around with pride makes everyone feel happy and accepted. Strut your Silly Socks: Monday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m., Berger Ugly Holiday Sweater Day: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 9 a.m., Berger New Year’s Potluck: Friday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m., right after class, Berger. Sign up to bring a brunch dish. All kinds of quiches, potato casseroles, scones, bagels and mimosas. Celebrate health!

Afternoon Exercise Class

WHEN: Tuesdays—Aerobics, Thursdays—Balance and Strength. No classes December 27 and 29, and January 3 and 5. Happy Holidays! TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. WHERE: Class is held at West Rec. Center downstairs COST: $7 per class, four classes for $24 or eight classes for $48 INFO: Please bring water, mat, weights and balls if you have them. We have equipment to share, so come on by! INSTRUCTOR: Betsy Smith, 321-2105 (cell), bsmith@ sonic.net Keep fit with aerobics, strength and balance classes.

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

Sierra Garden 2nd Annual Holiday Boutique Press release Saturday, December, 10, 9 AM–noon, Garden off Pythian Road

The Sierra Garden is for teenage girls who live in a California Group Home. The Garden offers the girls an opportunity to work with community volunteers to learn food gardening, culinary skills, and crafts. The Garden is open to the public on Saturdays in the spring and summer selling vegetable, herbs, baked goods, and flower seedlings. The holiday boutique is a yearly event to raise funds for educational outings with the girls and for our garden and culinary programs with them. For

sale from the kitchen will be jams, jellies, pickles, pesto, dried tomato pesto spread, green tomato relish, applesauce, plum chutney, fudge, cookies, candy, granola, pumpkin pies, dried tomatoes, and more. For sale from the garden will be fresh seasonal produce, succulents, and paperwhites. For more information about the Sierra Garden, the Holiday Boutique, or directions to the Garden, go to www.sierragarden.org or E-mail sierragardenclub@ gmail.com.


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The Oakmont News / December 1, 2016

Chair Stretch and Balance nCarol King, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)

WHEN: Thursdays 10:30–11:30 a.m. WHERE: West Rec. Center–Lower Level COST: $50 for six classes. First class is free with the purchase of a class series

Feel Better in Your Body

This class is designed to get your blood and oxygen moving! Connect your movements with your breath with attention to alignment. Feel and use your core, strengthen it, even while seated. Students have the option to get out of the chair to explore balance. Students may remain seated for the entire class. The class combines gentle movements and faster movements to gain cardio benefit. Small free weights are used to strengthen and tone the upper body. Equipment: Bring a set of free weights—your choice of 1, 2 or more pounds—the weight you want to work with. Please bring water to class.

Forrest Yoga Classes

WHEN: Tuesdays 12:30–1:30 p.m., 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 Take great care of yourself during the holiday

season. Commit to your Yoga Practice. Get grounded, find your breath and calm your inner self with your yoga practice. The deep breathing helps to clear your brain and encourages muscles to release and relax. Build core power and challenge your abs. Feel lighter from “letting it go.” The poses and movements are sequenced to provide gentle extension and lengthening of the skeletal system while increasing strength and mobility. Experience this healing practice and feel and more centered on and off the mat. Poses are modified as needed to meet individual needs. My classes are appropriate for all levels. People with injuries or conditions are encouraged to attend. Connect with yourself and others in a safe and supportive setting. Equipment: Bring your mat, water and props you have—like blocks, straps and yoga blankets. A beach towel can be used in place of a yoga blanket so please bring one. I supply a limited amount of props to share. I am a certified Forrest yoga instructor. I am passionate about helping others feel better in their bodies. I have several years of experience teaching Senior Chair classes. Feel free to contact me carolking1234@yahoo.com or 696-5464. Please see http://www.carolkingyoga.com for more information about me, Forrest Yoga, local classes near Oakmont and Saturday workshops.

Single Boomers Social Club nCarolita Carr

December 6, 4 pm, Lakeside Grill Safeway Shopping Center

Join SBSC for Happy Hour at this “out of Oakmont” but still local establishment. It’s at the corner of Highway 12 and Calistoga Road, a mere nine minutes away. We just added this event at the last board meeting, so we hope you can respond to the short notice. I’m bringing my pool glove in case the pool tables are still there.

December 18, 6 pm, East Rec. Center Holiday Cheer

Time for hot chocolate (and peppermint schnapps, if you bring it…) and a cookie exchange. Bring one or two dozen of your favorite cookie recipe, and we will provide plastic baggies for sharing. We are working on providing music for a holiday sing along, but we may have to go acapella. We know you won’t want to miss this evening of good cheer with your SBSC friends. We did it again. Our Thanksgiving potluck was the tastiest ever, thanks to all of you. We asked for specific side dishes and our members came through with those and more. Special thanks to Sharon Castle and Barb Powell, who roasted the turkeys, and to our president, Terry Teplitz, who came through with delicious gravy. What a wonderful kickoff for the holiday season! The night before our Thanksgiving party, several of

us ventured out to the Quail Inn, where our member, Richard McDaniel and his band were performing, this time with the addition of a female singer. We enjoyed the tunes and had fun dancing. Kudos to our Jim Bogue who danced one month after knee surgery. Way to go, Jim! Our membership continues to grow. This time we welcome Jean and Will. We know that as you attend our functions, you will meet new people and make friends. This club is about having a great time while developing friendships with other singles here in Oakmont. We want singles to feel welcome and to have fun; that is our only goal. Our dues are $12 per calendar year, but anyone who joins us as a brand new member between now and January will have their 2017 dues included in their payment. So if you have been thinking of joining, now is the time! All members, with the exception of those who have just joined, should start paying their dues for the next calendar year. The board has already set dates for our monthly mixers for 2017, and has begun planning. Don’t miss a single event. Members, remember to check your E-mail inboxes for special invitations and email Shout Outs regarding new events. Other than this column, this is our only method of communication. Join us by filling out the attached application form, or pick up one in the Single Boomers Social Club folder at the OVA Office.

Tai Chi for Beginners nDr. Kate Ha, Faculty Sonoma State University

With all the holidays coming on, now is the time to start improving your energy level as well as calm your stress and work on your balance and agility the way the Chinese have practiced for the last 5,000 years. I know your doctor would be pleased if you began this ancient exercise form. We present a five-class workshop on Thursdays from 9–10 a.m. in the Upper West Rec. Center (Thursdays do not have to be consecutive in case you have other appointments to attend to). Tuition is $75 for the five-class workshop and you can begin anytime. Pre-registration is required so please call me at 318-5284. I would love to answer your questions and encourage you no matter what health challenge you may be experiencing.

Playreaders nNorma Doyle

On December 5 and 12 Norma Doyle will produce Sylvia by A. R. Gurney. Gurney is an American playwright, novelist and academic. He attended the Yale School of Drama, was a Professor of both Humanities and Literature at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for two decades and is known to be a prolific writer. His series of plays about upper-class WASP life in contemporary America have been called “penetratingly witty studies of the WASP ascendancy in retreat often with some basis from his own patrician background.” In 2006, Gurney was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2007, Gurney received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist. Sylvia, written in 2008, received Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Play. One reviewer called it a “comic masterpiece” and another “a delightful fantasy as well as o a psychologically persuasive look at one man’s mid-life crisis.” In Sylvia, middle-aged Greg finds Sylvia, a dog (played by a human), in the park and takes a liking to her bringing her back to the empty nest he shares with his wife, Kate. Kate reacts very negatively to Sylvia and wants her gone. Greg and Sylvia have already bonded though and over the next weeks they go on long walks; they discuss life and astronomy. Tension increases between the couple and Greg becomes completely obsessed with Sylvia, while Kate fears their marriage is falling apart. Kate and Sylvia are at odds with each other, each committed to seeing the other defeated. Other characters are introduced providing unusual kinds of advice until life changes occur to the troubled threesome. Playreaders for Sylvia include Jane Borr, Norma Doyle, Rebecca Kokemor, Morgan Lambert, Jeffrey Sheff, Bob Sorenson and Evelyn Zigmont.

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: 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:____________________________________________________________________

Playreaders in The Odd Couple (female version) in early November were: (standing) Ron White, Jeffrey Sheff, Evelyn Zigmont, Norma Doyle and Ginny Smith; (seated) Jane Borr, Jackie Kokemor, Sandy White and Rebecca Kokemor.


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

Oakmont Lanes Bowling Club is a Bowling League consisting of four-person teams that utilize Nintendo Wii to simulate the experience of bowling without the weight of a bowling ball. Any resident who has the ability of holding a small remote control in their hand while swinging their arm as if they were throwing a bowling ball will be able to join. Anyone interested in joining our club, either as a team bowler or substitute, please call Terry at 5389177 or Carolyn at 537-7347 or stop by the West Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 1:30–4:30 p.m. to see us in action. No bowling fourth Tuesdays. See www.oakmontlanes.com for club information and Fall 2016 League Schedule. No bowling dates for December. We will take a break to celebrate the holidays.

nRenee Lucker

Pickleball Corner

MEETING SPARKS CLUB ACTIVITIES

The November meeting of the Oakmont Pickleball Club set the tone for more member involvement in organizing winter play and future court activity. President Peter Copen thanked the many club members who have helped with new player coaching, social activities, the community event fundraiser, the ordering and securing of pickleballs, fundraising efforts for the new courts, and the ongoing work of maintaining the club website and membership. Various committees were formed with volunteers to organize play times by skill levels, a skills clinic, and future play events. Iris Harrell reported on the status of the new court project and was thanked for her ongoing efforts. An after-play social hour for lunch or beverage at the Quail Inn was suggested for noon on Thursdays, beginning immediately. Introduction for beginners will continue to be offered every Tuesday at 10 a.m. with coached beginner play at 11 a.m.

CHRISTMAS PARTY

This year we will have our Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 1–3 p.m. at the Berger Center. All bowlers, substitutes and their guests are invited. We will celebrate Christmas cheer with pizza, salad, coffee, diet sodas, sparkling apple cider and egg nog, BYOB. Substitutes, please call Terry or Carolyn to let us know if you are able to attend. We will also present awards to the 1:30 and 3:15 Fall League winners and the Fall Team Champions which will be announced in the Dec. 15 article. See our website for complete results.

FALL LEAGUE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

On Nov. 29, our Fall League Playoff took place in which the top three teams from the 1:30 PM League—4 Tops, Strikers and Pocket Hits—played the top three teams from the 3:15 PM League—Wii Power, Pin Heads and Strikes and Spares, to determine the Fall League Team Champion. The meeting following provided sign-up for our Winter 2017 League starting on Jan 10, 2017. Please contact Terry or Carolyn if you would like to sign up for our 2017 League.

RESULTS AS OF November 15 (final week of Fall League)

1:30 PM League: first place, 4 Tops; second place, Strikers; third place, Pocket Hits; fourth place, Alley Oops; fifth place, Wild Turkeys; sixth place, Wii Four. Men’s High Games: Don Shelhart, 226; Terry Leuthner, 216; Charlie Ensley, 204; Juan Fuentes, 202. Women’s High Games: Sandy Osheroff, 280; Robin Schudel, 279; Peggy Ensley, 269; Kathryn Miller, 235; Alicia Panizo, 214; Mariel Green, 211; Vicki Robinson, 202. Subs High Game: Joanne Abrams, 235. 3:15 PM League: first place, Wii Power; second place, Pin Heads; third place, Strikes and Spares; fourth place tie High Rollers and Strike Outs; sixth place, King Pins. Men’s High Games: Mark Attebery, 257; Scott Harris, 223; Bruce Price, 223; Juan Fuentes, 200. Women’s High Games: Maurine Bennett, 249; Vickie Jackanich, 248; Mollie Atkinson, 247; Barbara Ford, 247; Nicole Reed, 238; Diane Price, 237; Valerie Hulsey, 224; Judy Lawrence, 223; Debbie Miller, 223. Subs High Games: Sandy Osheroff, 285; Terry Leuthner, 226.

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Pickleballers Anita, Sheila, Bill and Susan enjoy newly resurfaced east courts.

completed and pickleball is again in action on Court 4. Enjoy the winter sun with pickleball games and good rubber soled shoes.

WELCOME NEW PLAYERS

Welcome to new club members in October: Jean Nattkemper and Sandy Shane.

PICKLEBALL PLAY TIP

Cooler weather—longer warm-up: To prevent injury, stretch and warm your muscles before you play, however many years young they (and you) are feeling.

Club officers Susan Hazlewood, Peter Copen, Eric Lutz, and Connie Medeiros lead recent club meeting.

2017 Pickleball Club dues are requested by January 31, 2017. Dues will remain at $20 per person. Renewal forms will be E-mailed to current members, and there are forms in the Pickleball folder at the OVA Office. Please place your form and check in the folder. New members joining in December 2016 will pay $20 and be considered paid for 2017.

COURT 4 REOPENS FOR PLAY

Resurfacing of the east tennis courts has been

Oakmont Pickleball Play Information

WHERE: East Rec. Tennis Court #4 WHEN: Courts open daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; group dropin play daily 9 a.m.–12 noon; new player intro to pickleball Tues. 10 a.m.; coached play Tues. 11 a.m. ATTIRE: Court shoes with non-marking soles EQUIPMENT: Balls are provided. Loaner paddles are available for orientation. Both paddles and balls are for use only on the Oakmont Pickleball courts. WEBSITE: https://oakmontpickleball.shutterfly.com NEW PLAYER CONTACT: PJ Savage, E-mail pjsavage24@att.net, phone 595-5648 Join the fun, exercise, and meet nice people.

Oakmont Progressives Holiday Celebration nVince Taylor

The Oakmont Progressives keeps attracting more and more Oakmonters. Now more than ever, Oakmonters need a place where they can be with like-minded people and where they can work together with others to promote progressive values and elected officials. For a fuller exposition of what our club stands for, see “Should You Join Oakmont Progressives?” at oakmontprogressives.com. On Monday, December 12, we will celebrate our new friends and our accomplishments. We worked hard for Bernie’s nomination, and when that didn’t occur, we turned our efforts to electing progressive local candidates and passing progressive state and local ballot measure. Most of the local candidates and measures we supported won. Especially important was the election of all three of our City Council candidates, assuring a progressive majority on the Council. We also have educated ourselves and had fun watching Michael Moore’s Where to

Happy audience. (Photo by Elaine Booth)

Invade Next, and Roko Belic’s Happy. Over 100 people attended the latter movie—and Happy made them visibly happier! Our celebration will be a potluck with entertainment and other fun. Everyone is welcome, but we have limited capacity. You must register to attend. No exceptions. We are giving first priority to those on our E-mail list, so we may be full when this article appears. Please check and register at oakmontprogressives.com. If you do come, we ask that you bring a nonperishable food item or a pair of warm, new socks to give to those in need. Also, BYOB. To reduce plastic waste going into the landfill, please bring your own table setting and silverware. WHAT: Oakmont Progressives Holiday Celebration WHEN: Monday, December 12 TIME: We will gather at 5:30 p.m. with the potluck beginning at 6 p.m. WHERE: East Recreation Center REGISTRATION: You must register to attend at oakmontprogressives.com. If questions contact me at 583-9490 The Oakmont Progressives is an educational and social club inspired by the vision of Bernie Sanders. We also support other candidates for office who share a similar vision. Our meetings are a great way to meet other Oakmonters who share a progressive perspective on domestic politics and world affairs.


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The Oakmont News / December 1, 2016

Oakmont Social and Dance Club nJeanine Haggerty

ROCKIN’ NEW YEAR’S EVE NEW YORK STYLE

Join us to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Oakmont, Big Apple Style, sponsored by the Oakmont Social and Dance Club and OVA. This fabulous evening will include: Open bar all evening plus a champagne toast; assorted appetizers at your table; delicious buffet including Prime Rib carving station, Sole

Menquire, Arugula salad, herbed mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables, vegetable terrine and flourless chocolate cake; coffee, tea and rolls; and dancing to the Tom Shader Band. The all-inclusive price will be $90 per person. All of Oakmont is invited to join us at the Berger Center as we watch the ball drop in Times Square. Don’t miss this exciting evening, December 31, 5:30–10 p.m.

NEW YEARS EVE RESERVATION FORM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 5:30–10 pm All reservations must be received by 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. Name_________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone_______________________ E-mail__________________________________ Check enclosed for $_______ Table name request______________________________________________________________________________

All reservations must be paid for at the time they are submitted. If you want to sit with a specific group, please designate a table name and coordinate with all others at the table. If you don’t specify a table, you will be randomly assigned one. Make checks payable to Oakmont Social and Dance Club. You can put reservations in the Dance Club folder in the OVA or mail to: Karen Sites, 7294 Oak Leaf Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409.

Bocce Club

nBarbara Bowman

CHRISTMAS PARTY

On December 10 we’ll gather at the East Rec. Center for our annual Christmas Party and final event of the year. Appetizers will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner of salad, entrée and dessert. Entrée choices are Beef Filet with Baked Potato, Baked Salmon with Rice Pilaf, and Vegetarian Lasagna, BYOB. All this and dining with the incomparable company of bocce players for $40 (members/$45 non-members). President Sherry says there will be a fun surprise program after dinner! Complete the party reservation coupon below and place it with your check in the Bocce folder at the OVA by December 5. Don’t miss out on a lovely evening. Questions? Call Social Co-chairs Chris or Phil Duda.

All smiles! Falling Leaves Tourney winners Rita McBride, Phil Duda and Maureen Pennal.

FALLING LEAVES TOURNAMENT

We had beautiful weather for the final tournament of 2016, and three full courts of competitors. Winners and losers alike had a good time—and a candy bar, of course. Although we’ve completed the season’s tournament schedule, that doesn’t mean that bocce is over for the year. Come on out at 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday for some bocce fun.

We’re winners, too! Blair Beatie, Carol Green and Lisa Bonomi.

BOCCE CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY reservation coupon

Return this completed form to the OVA Bocce folder, along with your check made payable to the Oakmont Bocce Club, by December 5. Bocce member name(s):_________________________________________________________________________ Guest name(s):_________________________________________________________________________________ Phone number______________________________________ # of Members at $40 each:________ # of guests at $45 each:________ Total: $________ # of beef filet:________ # of salmon:________ # of vegetarian________ Plus we are renewing our membership(s) for 2017 at $15/per person.

Name(s)________________________________________________________________________ Total $________ My check (for dinner plus membership, if applicable) is attached. Total $_________

Unfortunately, I/we can’t attend the Christmas Party, but I/we want to renew/begin membership(s) for 2017:

HEARS

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

Wednesday, January 11, 1:30 pm East Rec. Center

The subject will be “Living with Hearing Loss.” For those of us with the loss and those who have to live and communicate with us, hearing loss is a family problem and can affect the spouse in profound ways. This meeting will be an Oakmont participation event, with small groups, where we can exchange experience, tips, strategies, frustrations, etc. of trying to hear. From the spouses of the hearing impaired people we’ll hear their experiences and hopefully their successes. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Grassley are about to propose legislation on Hearing Aids. We have been waiting a year since to see some congressional action on the PCAST (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) report on hearing aid cost. Here’s the beginning!

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2016

According to a Fact Sheet released by Grassley’s office, the proposed legislation seeks to make hearing aids more accessible and affordable for millions of Americans with hearing loss by taking the following steps: 1. Make hearing aids intended to be used by adults to compensate for mild to moderate hearing impairment available over the counter. 2. Remove requirement that consumers obtain a medical evaluation or sign a waiver of that examination in order to obtain an OTC hearing aid. 3. Require the FDA to issue regulations containing safety and labeling requirements for new category of OTC hearing aids. 4. Require the FDA to update its draft guidance on Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs), which are consumer electronics products that may use similar technology to hearing aids, but are intended for use by individuals with normal hearing. Grassley says: “If you can buy non-prescription reading glasses over the counter, it makes sense that you should be able to buy basic, safe hearing aids, too. The goal is that by making more products more easily available to consumers, competition will increase and lead to lower costs. More consumer choice and convenience are what we want to accomplish with this legislation.” My comments: Some anonymous responses to this planned legislation imply that individuals aren’t capable of making decisions, may damage their hearing and are subject to serious medical problems if they bypass audiologists and buy over the counter. But loud music and other sounds are probably a much greater risk to our hearing than over the counter hearing aids. While it is true that most of us hearing impaired folks need customized hearing aids, over-thecounter products may help those with mild loss to have low cost solutions. There is also a senate bill proposing a $500 tax credit for hearing aid purchase. So, we are seeing increased national attention to hearing issues Oakmont HEARS exists to improve hearing for our residents. Please make known your suggestions for meeting subjects and information desired, attend the HEARS meetings, and get on the HEARS E-mail list, jctmkt@gmail.com.

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Tennis Club

nStephanie Wrightson

OTC SUPPER CLUB AND AWARDS DINNER

ARMY WINS

Attendees of the OTC end-of-the-year soiree walked into the Berger to be greeted by a tuxedoed Michael Gough and a beautifully decorated dining room designed by Social Director Cinda Gough and crew. The food was delicious from appetizers to dessert. The Michael Brandeburg Trio and their vocalist provided dinner and dancing music from the beginning to the end of the evening. There was some fancy footwork on the dance floor. While we dined, Vice President Jim Oswald presented OTC’s annual Most Valuable Person award to Terri Somers for her many positive contributions to the club. The event was a lovely finale to our tennis and social events season.

The annual Army vs. Navy battle on the West Courts came down to the wire. With an even number of matches won by both General Doug Smith’s and Admiral Paula Lewis’ troops, the win was decided by a one-game advantage for Army. Supreme Commander and Canteen Officer, George Hasa, had a delicious picnic waiting for club members where we hoisted one for our women and men in uniform, and to our deeply-missed tennis buddies and veterans Mel Ruiz and Bill Anderson.

There will be some special “doings” including a 2107 club mascot (and a contest to name him), limited edition OTC logo shirts and an end-of-the-year celebration at the Quail Inn. The 2017 OTC Board will be meeting early in the year to plan a schedule of fabulous tennis and social events. We can’t wait!

2017 OTC DUES

OTC annual dues are $20/year. We are able to keep dues low, despite rising costs, because of our special fundraising events. Please don’t delay—(re)join now so that the 2017 OTC Board can set the 2017 event schedule with the existing and projected club account in mind. Use the coupon to re(join). In addition, please plan to participate in future social events and fundraisers—not just to have a ton of fun—but also to ensure a financially healthy club. Questions? Contact Membership Chair, Paula Lewis, paulalewis@ century21.com or 332-0433.

Buddhist Meeting nPennijean Savage

General Doug Smith leads Army to victory.

40th ANNIVERSARY

Cinda and Michael Gough—OTC Supper Club and Awards Dinner. (Photo by Doug Smith)

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the Oakmont Tennis Club. It’s appropriate that the courts are newly resurfaced and outfitted leading into the new year.

JOIN OR RENEW YOUR OTC MEMBERSHIP

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 February 28 to be listed in the printed 2017 OTC Roster. By providing your E-mail address, you agree to your E-mail being listed in the printed roster that is distributed to other OTC dues-paying members. Your E-mail address will not be posted on the OTC website or elsewhere.

There will be no Buddhist meeting for the Oakmont Buddhist Group in December. We will resume with our next Buddhist meeting on January 28, 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 595-5648 for directions or more information. The meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month, except for holidays. See www.sgi-usa.org for additional information on Nichiren Buddhism.

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Partners Contract Bridge nJeff Hickman

nRosemary Waller

NOTED VIOLIN AND PIANO DUO IN OAKMONT RECITAL

Music at Oakmont presents violinist Rachel Lee Priday and pianist Andrew Armstrong on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m. in Berger Center. Biographical information may be seen in the Nov. 15 Oakmont News. The artists will perform works by Brahms, Corigliano, and Beethoven. Program notes for the Brahms work follow. For complete program notes, please visit our website www.musicatoakmont.org. Johannes Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 “Regen:” The life of Brahms became inexorably entwined with that of Robert and Clara Schumann, from the moment in 1853 when he appeared unannounced on their doorstep in Dusseldorf. A youth of 20 in hiking clothes, with a backpack filled with his unpublished compositions, he played for the entranced Schumanns and quickly accepted their invitation to remain for a month-long visit. Just four months later, Robert was committed to a mental institution. Clara was five months’ pregnant. After the arrival of baby Felix, the last of the Schumann’s eight children, Clara desperately needed income. She resumed her extensive touring career as a virtuoso pianist, leaving a housekeeper to care for the children and 21-year-old Johannes in charge of managing the household. Two years later Robert was dead. Felix was Johannes’ godson. A gifted poet, he died at 24 of tuberculosis, in 1879. It was this year that Brahms completed his “first” sonata for violin and piano, and sent it to Clara. (As many as five previous efforts in this form had been destroyed by the famously selfcritical composer.) The subtitle “Regen” (rain) was added by Clara. The thematic material in the last movement came from Regenlied, part of a song cycle Brahms had given her in 1873, following the death of her daughter Julie and the worsening of her son Ludwig’s mental illness. When she received the manuscript Clara responded: “I must send you a line to tell you how excited I am about your Sonata. It came today. Of course I played it through at once, and at the end could not help bursting into tears of joy.” Years later, when she was in failing health and had been widowed for decades,

Andrew Armstrong.

Rachel Lee Priday.

Clara wrote to Johannes, “Joachim (the eminent violinist who had assisted the composer in technical aspects of the Sonata) was here on Robert’s 80th birthday and we had a lot of music. We played the Regen Sonata again and I reveled in it. I wish that the last movement could accompany me in my journey from here to the next world.”

ANNUAL FOUNDER’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

As always in December, we invite the audience to remain after the concert for a celebration of the birthday of our founder, the illustrious Bob Hayden. Please plan to share some birthday cake and a toast to Bob! WHAT: Music at Oakmont WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 8, 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center ADMISSION: $20 at the door or your season pass

Sleep Apnea nBob Flandermeyer

Our next meeting is the first Tuesday of even month, in this case it’s December 6, 1–3 p.m., Berger Room G. Our guest will be Greg Akroyd, MD, Pulmonologist, Medical Director of North Bay Sleep Center. Bring your equipment and paperwork, including your particular situation. We will discuss treatment modalities using current CPAP technology. Come with your thought out questions/ observations to benefit you and the group.

The Partners Contract Bridge group plays in the Card Room at the Central Activity Center on the first and third Mondays of every month. For December this means we will be playing on December 5 and 19. Play begins at 6:45 p.m. and wraps up by 9 p.m. You keep the same partner throughout the evening and play three different opponent pairs. If you wish to play, please call Helen Hargrave at 539-5511 or me at 282-9350 or E-mail me at jeff@ hickman.cc (yes- .cc). If you enjoy bridge but haven’t played with us before, call! We are always happy to meet new people who enjoy bridge. We ask you to call in advance, rather than just show up, so that we can be certain that we have full tables and everyone can play. Even if you are a regular player but you did not attend the previous session, please call one of us so we can keep track of the number of players. It is always a bit of a struggle to ensure that we have full tables for the evening, so when in doubt, please call. While we can best accommodate pairs, we will try to find you a partner if time allows but cannot guarantee that we will be successful. See you at the bridge table.

Travel and Adventure Club nCarolita Carr

December 6, 6:30–8 PM East Rec. Center

Our guest speaker for the December meeting will be from National Parks Revealed. We will also have a social with light treats from your favorite countries, or maybe just the USA! Bring an appetizer or dessert or some type of finger food to share and the beverage of your choice. Plates and napkins will be provided. Come join us as we discuss traveling and share our adventures. If you are interested in hearing more about travel and travel ideas, just drop in to our meetings, held at the East Rec. Center on the first Tuesday of each month. This is a new group and it is evolving. The membership will determine its direction. Join us and bring your own ideas.

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Oakmont Great Decisions—2017 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 20

and ending May 15 with an extra meeting on March 13. US Foreign Policy will clearly be in transition during the first part of next year. This is a great opportunity to review issues and facts in each of these major areas and discuss how American policy considerations intersect with a Trump presidency.

Women of Faith Bible Study nGayle Miller

NEW STUDY STARTS TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017 LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF, Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit

We continue with Beth Moore Studies on large screen TV. Class also has workbooks and participates in interesting discussions. 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. Join us in a study of the fruit of The Holy Spirit as presented in the book of Galatians. Beth walks participants through each trait listed in the fruit and encourages women to know the freedom of a Spirit-filled life. Through this study participants will look at the supernatural aspects of the fruit and that you cannot grow, learn or produce the fruit on

nBarbara Bowman

your own. Beth challenges you to develop the fruit by maintaining an intimate relationship with the Spirit of God. A spirit-filled life truly results in living beyond yourself. This is your personal invitation to join with us in this exciting new Bible study. These presentations are not to be missed! Beth’s presentation of the Bible just brings it to life and her engaging style of speaking keeps you interested and enthralled to the very last word! This is a weekly, non-denominational study, we meet each Tuesday. Our class is small and informal, a very comfortable setting to meet new people and gain new knowledge of the Bible. Please call me for additional information. DATE: Tuesdays TIME: 9:30–11:30 a.m. PLACE: Meeting Room B, Central Activity Center CONTACT: Gayle Miller, 537-9309

Movies At Oakmont WHERE: Berger Center SCREENING DAY AND TIME: Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. HOSTS: Holly Blue, Barbara Bowman, Chris Decker, Ernie Erler, Al Haggerty, Carol Haggerty and Alexis Paradisoff-Melteff NOTE: All films are shown with English subtitles when possible, free of charge— compliments of the OVA Movies at Oakmont is observing a winter break during December, January and February. Only matinees will be shown until March 1.

Sunday, December 4, 2 pm THE MAIDEN HEIST

Over the years, museum security guards Roger (Christopher Walken), Charles (Morgan Freeman) and George (William H. Macy) each fell in love with a work of art in their care. But now, the new curator is shipping them out. Desperate to save their favorite pieces, the men hatch a plan to steal them. This unlikely trio of thieves are laughingly ineptly as they go about their heist attempt. Great chemistry among all the actors, including Marsha Gay Harden as Roger’s wife. (2008), PG-13), 90 minutes.

Sunday, December 11, 2 pm A THOUSAND CLOWNS

Murray Burns (Jason Robards, Jr.) is the head writer of TV’s popular Chuckles the Chipmunk show. Fed up with the rat race, Murray quits his job and retreats to his cluttered Manhattan apartment where he lives with his 12-year-old nephew Nick. Although they are as close as father and son, Murray has never gotten around to legally adopting Nick, which brings him to the attention of social workers. Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for the film and cast of this comedy-drama. (1965), NR, 118 minutes.

Sunday, December 18, 2 pm A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING

Teetering on the edge of financial and emotional bankruptcy, Boston businessman Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) tries to reverse his fortunes by landing a lucrative contract in Saudi Arabia involving expensive cutting-edge technology. As Clay humorously attempts to navigate his way through an unfamiliar and baffling culture, and an exasperating bureaucracy, he unexpectedly finds romance. Another fine performance from Hanks. (2016), R (some sexuality/nudity, language), 97 minutes.

For Your Refrigerator/Wallet

Sunday, December 4, 2 p.m.: The Maiden Heist, (2008), PG-13, 90 minutes. Sunday, December 11, 2 p.m.: A Thousand Clowns, (1965), NR, 118 minutes. Sunday, December 18, 2 p.m.: A Hologram for The King, (2016), R, 97 minutes. Sunday, December 25: No films shown, Christmas Day

Oakmont residents who sign up for the Great Decisions program receive a book written by foreign policy experts ($17 cost) which provides background material on eight topics. Send your check made out to George McKinney, Coordinator, 307 Stone Creek Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Be sure to let us know if two people plan on participating from your household, since we limit the total number of people to keep the discussion groups manageable. (Although you don’t need two books if two people participate, you can buy two books for the same household for $25). Topics for 2016 are: 1. The EU and Brexit (Feb. 20); 2. The Truth about Trade, Jobs, and Politics (Mar. 6); 3. China and the US in the South China Sea (Mar. 13); 4. Saudi Arabia in Transition (Mar. 20); 5. US Foreign Policy and Petroleum (Apr. 3); 6. Latin America: From Ideology to Pragmatism? (Apr. 17); 7. Afghanistan and Pakistan (May 1); 8. Nuclear Security (May 15). If you have any questions, please E-mail georgemck@aol.com. More information can also be found on our website at https://sites.google.com/ site/oakmontgreatdecisions/. We look forward to see you!

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December 4: David Bolling Looking Forward and Backward at the Valley of the Moon

The Sunday Symposium presentation provides a reflection on 40 years writing in and about the Valley of the Moon, surveying its challenges and changes, reflecting on the unique qualities that bring us, and keep us, here. Some attention will be paid to the unique cultural and ethnic communities that exist among us, and Sonoma’s unusual connection to Mt. Everest. David Bolling is an award-winning journalist, author, publisher and filmmaker with a parallel career in environmental protection. He has won more than 50 state and national media awards and his documentary film, Living and Dying on Everest, won a 2004 Award of Excellence from The Videographer Awards.

December 11: Dr. John Freedman The Big Bang to the iPhone 7

Dr. John Freedman will discuss the story of humanity in its fullest context from the dawn of our universe to the present, with an interdisciplinary approach comprising cosmology, astronomy, geology, biology, anthropology and information technology rather than conventional event-based historiography. If you think it can’t be done in an hour, come and see if it’s possible! Dr. John Freedman is an independent scholar and passionate world traveler who has explored over 140 countries on seven continents. He is a highly soughtafter guest lecturer on cruise ships and riverboats worldwide as well as an experienced expedition leader and lecturer for numerous educational travel programs sponsored by prestigious organizations such as the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Museum, Yale Educational Travel, and the World Affairs Council.


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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: mary@oakmontvillage.com

architectural office

OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297

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

Bulletin Boards

There are three OVA bulletin boards, one at each recreation center, where OVA events can be posted. Please bring in notices to the Events Coordinator at the OVA Office. Size is limited to 8.5"x5.5". Items “For Sale”, “For Rent” or “Want to Buy” can be put on a 3"x5" card and left at the OVA Office.

locker rentals

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

GOODWILL DONATION TRUCK

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

GUEST PASSES

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.

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

oakmont community garden on stonebridge

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

2016-2017 OVA board of Directors

COORDINATOR Call 9AM–5PM December 1–15 Leanne Smith 539-6795 December 16–31 Marianne Neufeld 528-0161 Rides Within Oakmont Marianne Neufeld 528-0161

Andie Altman, President bod.andrea.altman@gmail.com

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.

Mon.–Fri. medical 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.

Blood Pressure clinic

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

POOLS & JACUZZIS

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.

Library

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.

STORAGE UNITS AND PARKING

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

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

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FITNESS CENTER

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

Passages

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

Letters to the Editor Writer Guidelines

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

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

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Schedules available at OVA office.

E-mail: askova@oakmontvillage.com

John Felton, Vice President bod.john.felton@gmail.com Frank Batchelor, Secretary bod.frank.batchelor@gmail.com Elke Strunka, Treasurer bod.elke.strunka@gmail.com Herm Hermann, Director bod.herm.hermann@gmail.com Gloria Young, Director bod.gloria.young@gmail.com Ellen Leznik, Director bod.ellen.leznik@gmail.com Association Manager Cassie Turner cassie@oakmontvillage.com

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

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

E-mail List Do you want to stay updated on what is going on in Oakmont? Join the OVA E-mail list. You will receive Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Oakmont Notices, Meeting Announcements and the weekly Manager's Newsletter. To join, go to the OVA office and fill out a sign-up form, or visit www. oakmontvillage.com/oakmont-residents/. To receive E-Blast by E-mail, click the "join our E-Blast email list" link. If you would like a hardcopy, please come to​the OVA Activities​office. They are located on the front counter.


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The Oakmont News / December 1, 2016

OVA-Sponsored Events “It’s A Wrap” Will Be Coming Back nMargaret Bonkowski, Volunteer, Bergin University of Canine Studies

Elvis Party

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OVA invites you to save the date: January 8, 2017

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Waylon: the important questions When searching for a future tiny terrier friend, you must ask yourself some important questions: Who, at just 2 years old, is always up for a high-energy play session? What handsome, golden-whiskered scruff-nugget would do best in a cat-free home with older kids and perhaps a well-matched dog? Who can go from nap to lap in the blink of an eye, and is the perfect size for snuggles? Who just stole your heart? Now, my question to you is—what are you waiting for? Come get me!

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got really crazy, and hired “Elvis” to perform for us and have a dance party starting at 6 p.m. Reservations are not necessary for the movie—which is free. We do require a reservation and payment for the dinner, entertainment, and dance party. Please drop off your check for $7.50 per person at the OVA Office to reserve your seat. Get out your Hawaiian shirts and muumuus, throw on your flip flops (you may need an umbrella given that it will be January) and then shake, rattle and roll over to the Berger for the party. Call me at (925) 876-8074 if you have any questions. Aloha!

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You may be asking yourself, “Why would OVA celebrate that date?” The answer is simple: it is Elvis Presley’s birthday. Now you may be wondering “What do they have planned?” We will be starting at 3 p.m. with the movie Blue Hawaii (released in 1961 when a movie ticket cost 25 cents). In keeping with Oakmont tradition the movie is free to all residents. Sounds like fun so far? But wait, there’s more! The Berger will be decorated for the movie, yep, you guessed it, Hawaiian style. So we decided to charge $7.50 per person and have a luau buffet starting at 5:30 p.m. (BYOB). Then we

Press release

Join us for community celebration to remember loved ones with music, candles and tree lights that will shine throughout the month of December. For additional information or to donate a light in honor or remembrance of a loved one, please visit www. hospicelightupalife.org or call 568-1094. All donations benefit Hospice Services of St. Joseph Health.

photo © Sumner Fowler

Were you planning to sit down bring their beautiful dogs with them. Some of you may remember us from and write your letter to Santa Claus, last year, our first year conducting including a request for a special early this fundraiser at Oakmont. It was Christmas present this year—an elf a mutually-satisfying experience. to help you wrap your Christmas Residents arrived at our gift wrapping presents? You’re always good and station carrying anything from arms have come to expect that you’ll get full of merchandise all the way down everything you wish for, right? Well, to nothing. Nothing? Yes, a number of maybe not this year. Rumor has it that visitors stopped in just to say hello, to the elf union plans a work stoppage at learn more about the university and the height of the busy holiday season. Santa caught wind of this and took what we do, to relax with our dogs, and immediate action. He didn’t want to drop off a donation. to disappoint his many followers Those who did have presents who request elves (you don’t think wrapped were seen leaving the room you’re the only one who puts this on with a smile on their face, looking his or her wish list, do you?) so he Oakmont residents, Jackie and relieved, and asking if we’d be back arranged an alternate source of help Paul Ryan, visiting with Blossom this year. The volunteers who worked at last year’s “It’s a Wrap.” for Oakmont residents: the volunteers at this event were not only satisfied, at Bergin University of Canine Studies, who will but amazed at the warm, supportive reception we wrap your gifts for a donation. All right, maybe received and the generosity of the residents. they don’t wear those funny little caps and shoes So yes, we will be back. Look for us in a new like the elves do, but they do a great job and they location. We’ll be in Room B of the CAC on Thursday, December 15 from 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Fridays, December 16 and 23 from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Your donations will help us place more assistance dogs with people with mobility limitations and veterans with combat-related injuries. Now if only the volunteers would wear those Your donation can help a Bergin University puppy pointy-toed shoes and goofy elf hats… become a service dog.

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The Oakmont News / December 1, 2016

Announcing Parul T. Kohli, Internal Medicine

M.D.

Dr. Kohli and Santa Rosa Internal Medicine are now accepting patients. Northern California Medical Associates (NCMA) is proud to announce that Parul T. Kohli, M.D., has joined Santa Rosa Internal Medicine, a group of eight prominent internal medicine physicians. Dr. Kohli is a board certified internist who worked for a multi-specialty medical group at CMMC hospital in Lewiston, Maine. She worked primarily with senior patients in both outpatient and acute/ critical care and was involved in teaching and supervising family medicine residents.

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Dr. Kohli received her medical degree at the University of Calcutta, India, Department of Internal Medicine and was among the top three in her class. She continued at the University of New York, Buffalo, to complete her residency training in internal medicine. Dr. Kohli focuses on comprehensive “whole patient” care. She provides compassionate care continuing across the whole spectrum- from preventative health to chronic disease.

Dr. Kohli and Santa Rosa Internal Medicine are now accepting new patients. To make an appointment call (707) 546-2180.

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