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Oakmont’s Semimonthly Newspaper

Kiwanis’ Pancake Event

OVA Board OKs Spending Up To $300k On Pickleball Courts nAl Haggerty

Larry Gutierrrez, left, and Wendell Patt at work at the rotating grill at the Kiwanis Club’s annual pancake feed, held July 11 at Oakmont Gardens. A steady stream of customers turned out for the morning-long event. (Photo by Marty Thompson)

Prison Term for Oakmont Woman

nJim Golway

Oakmont resident Gayle Gray is behind bars after being sentenced to seven years and four months in prison for causing the death and injury of two elderly residents of Oakmont Gardens. The Jan. 20 accident claimed the life of Jackie Simons, 85, and seriously injured Josephine Ross, 91. Before sentencing, Sonoma County Judge Jamie Thisthlethwaite told the 77-year-old woman, “You ran over two people who were walking on the sidewalk. I don’t know if it could get much worse.” The judge denied Gray probation but took into account that Gray pleaded no contest to the charges of felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. The prosecutor requested an eight-year sentence. Gray, who had two previous drunken driving convictions, blamed the accident on a combination of prescribed medication and wine she consumed that morning. Her blood alcohol level was 0.05. The accident occurred when Gray was driving out of the Village Market parking lot. Ross and Simon were walking by, carrying clothing they had picked up that afternoon at the dry cleaners. Gray told police she was momentarily distracted by her dog that was in the front seat. When she looked up and saw the women she mistakenly stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake. With good behavior, Gray could be out of prison after serving six years.

The Oakmont Village Association Board of Directors has voted to spend up to $300,000, plus a 10% contingency, to construct the long-planned pickleball courts near Berger Center. The vote, which took place at the board’s regular meeting June 21 at Berger, was 5-1. Director Ellen Leznik voted no and director Gloria Young was not present. The action followed a lengthy discussion in which four board members said two bids of $484,000 and $433,000 for the project were either excessive or unacceptable. As a result, the motion approved included the provision that any expenses beyond the $300,000, plus contingency, would require a change order and board approval. The contingency would provide up to an additional $30,000 for unexpected expenditures. It is unclear whether the board would abandon a partially-completed project if, because of unforeseen events or complications during construction, it is determined that costs would exceed $330,000. Such complications occurred during work at the West Recreation Center and pool and the Berger Plaza, resulting in increased costs. Iris Harrell, a retired general contractor with 30 years experience, said she believes the $300,000 figure can be achieved by negotiating better prices with both the general contractors and subcontractors and cutting out some of the work outlined in the bids. She and Noel Lyons, who has an engineering background, would work as project managers at no charge to the association. Both are Oakmont residents. Director Leznik said the estimated costs represent “an enormous amount of money,” adding that it is “most likely” that the final cost will exceed the estimates. Director Herm Hermann called the bids “excessive” and said the board should look for a way to provide the courts at a more reasonable cost, such as giving Harrell a chance to negotiate better prices. Director Elke Strunka said she agreed “wholeheartedly” with Hermann. Board President Andie Altman said “neither bid is acceptable,” indicating that she would approve spending $300,000, with a small contingency. Directors Frank Batchelor and John Felton both favor moving ahead. Batchelor said, “We have the money available,” noting that there is $755,000 in OVA’s capital improvement fund. He said it has been established that the courts should be at the proposed site. Director Felton said “it is time to put our differences aside” and “make a commitment” to move ahead. See pickleball courts on page 3 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANTA ROSA, CA PERMIT NO. 323

July 1, 2016 • Volume 54, Number 13

Senior Games Bowlers nStaff Report

Forty-eight players took part in Wine Country Senior Games lawn bowling competition on the Oakmont bowling green in June. Teams came from Fresno, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Vacaville, Sunnyvale, Redwood City, Utah, and the host club. The Oakmont team of Frank Gyorgy, Jim MacAllistaire and Tom Turnello had a total of 5 of 6 wins, but did not medal.

Winners, shown here, received bottles of wine donated by St. Anne’s Crossing Winery. (Photo by Martha McKee)

Mike Harris of the Oakmont Lawn Bowling Club competes on his home green. (Photo by John Williston)

Oakmont Pickleball Medalists

Three members of the Oakmont Pickleball Club won gold medals in the Sonoma Wine Country Games, played at Finley Park. Left to right are: Audrey Sherfey, gold in women’s and mixed doubles; Steve Hom and Joan Seliga, gold in mixed doubles. (Photo by Dave Turner)


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016

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The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016

Regular Oakmont Association Committee Meetings

nStaff Report

The OVA Board’s next Fireside Chat will be held Friday, July 29. Board members Elke Strunka and Gloria Young will answer residents’ questions in the discussion session in front of the Berger Center fireplace starting at 2:30 p.m.

nOVA Administration

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

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

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

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

12 Noon 7 PM 9 AM

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.

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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The board approved spending up to $20,000 for two new electric carts for the facility maintenance staff. Facility maintenance manager Rick Aubert said the new carts are needed to replace two electric carts which are beyond repair. He said the new carts have a four-year warranty and are designed for the continual use they receive at Oakmont. The older carts, he said, were not designed for the use they get. They brought a $2,400 trade-in allowance. OVA will hire True North of Santa Rosa at a cost of $7,625 to remove two redwood trees near the West Recreation Center, which are dying from a root disease, and replace them with five boxed trees. The felled trees will be ground into chips, which will be used to cover a nearby area.

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Fireside Chat

nStaff Report

Bus Survey

A request by OVA for comments and suggestions on the Oakmont bus brought an outpouring of support along with a few questions about cost. The Oakmont No. 16 bus is provided through a contract with Santa Rosa CitiBus, with the cost covered in Oakmont dues. The comment request came as the OVA Board was considering renewal of the city contract. The bus circulates through Oakmont and makes outside trips for shopping. There are regular stops, and the driver can take people directly to their homes. “This is a much-needed service in a retirement community,” one person responded. “I beg you, please don’t take our bus away,” another said. “An Oakmont resident without a driver’s license is isolated,” one person wrote. “One of the reasons my wife and I moved to Oakmont four years ago was the availability of the shuttle bus,” said one man. “Don’t mess with Monty,” he said, using to the bus’ nickname. Regulars know each other and are fans of the driver. “Carlos is a pleasure to travel with, and I hope he is long a part of the Oakmont scene,” one wrote. One writer said he doesn’t use the bus “and rarely see anyone riding in it. I believe there should be a cost benefit review.” One writer suggested reinstating a Bus Committee, “which could handle route changes, suggestions and comments on a regular basis.” Another, calling the service “vastly underutilized,” added, “I see its merits and feel it is a useful service.”


League of Oakmont Maintained Area Associations nCarol Callahan

At the June 9 LOMAA quarterly meeting, we had a very informative presentation about drip irrigation from Kris Loomis of Wyatt Irrigation, followed by a lively Q&A session. One of the items discussed at the June 6 board meeting was that LOMAA would provide a template for HOAs use to create an amendment to their CC&Rs concerning Exclusive Use Common Area. A new law will take effect on January 1, 2017 which assigns the responsibility for repair and replacement of any structures and improvements (such as fences, patios, decks, landscaping, etc.) to the association rather than the owner who has the exclusive use of that area. LOMAA proposes that HOAs amend their CC&Rs as soon as possible to transfer the responsibility for repair and replacement to the owner. The template for the amendment was sent out to all board chairs before the end of June, either by E-mail or snail mail. The next quarterly meeting is Wednesday, September 7 at the Upper West Rec. Center. The speaker will be Rachel Adams from the George Peterson Insurance Agency. She will talk about the type of condo insurance that HOAs need, liability issues and coverage needs. If time permits, she will also talk about earthquake and flood insurance for HOAs. Reminder: there is no board meeting in July. The next monthly board meeting in Room B of the CAC will be on Monday, August 1.


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016

Grandparents’ Club Summer Activities nKathy Sowers


A variety of activities every day! Please note minimum age and maximum number of participants. Official registration forms may be found in the OVA Office (Grandparents’ Club folder) and the Central Activities Center. You may also E-mail Leslie, Grandparents’ Club Chair, at lesliebrockman45@ to receive a registration form via E-mail. Last day to register is July 19. Residents may help us in other ways: both foreign and domestic coins can be donated for the coin toss in an envelope placed in the Grandparents’ Club folder in the OVA Office, marked to the attention of George McKinney. Gently-used children’s books may be donated and put in a box in our library.


Welcome Party/Carnival at Oakmont Gardens, Sunday, July 24: All ages, 3–5 p.m. Games, Balloons, Ice Cream, $5/person. Family Movie Night at Berger Center, Sunday, July 24: All ages, 7 p.m. Family-friendly Zootopia, free. Music and Movement at CAC Art Room, Monday, July 25: Ages 2–5, 10–11 a.m. Max. 15 children, free. Introduction to Pickleball at East Rec. Court #4, Monday, July 25: Ages 8 and up. Two Sessions—10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Max. eight children each session, $3/ child. Coin Toss at Central Pool, Monday, July 25: Pottytrained to 12. Two Sessions—1:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Max. 25 children each session, free. Family Bingo at Berger Center, Monday, July 25: All ages, 3:15–4:45 p.m., $3/person. Three-Day Tennis Clinic at West Courts, Mon./ Tues./Wed., July 25–27: Ages 8 and up, 3:30–5 p.m. Tennis experience required, $9/child. Introduction to Tennis at West Courts, Tuesday, July 26: Ages 8 and up, 10–11 a.m. Max. 16 children. No experience required, $3/child. Fabric Fun—Hand Sewing at Upper East Rec., Tuesday, July 26: Ages 8 and up, 11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Max. 12 children, $3/child.

Wii Bowling at Upper West Rec., Tuesday, July 26: Ages 6 and up. Two sessions—1:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Max. 24 children each session, $3/child. Aerobics at Lower West Rec., Tuesday, July 26: Ages 5 and up, 3:30–4:15 p.m. Max. 25 children, free. Zentangle Art at CAC Art Room, Wednesday, July 27: Ages 6 and up, 10–11 a.m. Max. 15 children, $3/ child. Table Tennis at Upper West Rec. Center, Wednesday, July 27: Ages 6 to 16. Two Sessions—2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Max. 8 children each session, $3/ child. Family Fun Night at West Rec. Picnic Area, Wednesday, July 27: All ages, 5–7 p.m. Pizza, Ice Cream, Games, Bubbles. Max. 50 children, $7/person. Robotics at Berger Center, Thursday, July 28: Ages 6 to 16, 10–11:30 a.m. Max. 40 children, $3/child. Puppet Play at CAC, Room B, Thursday, July 28: Ages 3 and up. Two Sessions—1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Max. 12 children each session, $3/child. Social Swim Time at the Central Pool, Thursday, July 28: All ages, 1–5 p.m., free. Bocce Ball at West Rec. Bocce Ball Courts, Friday, July 29: Ages 6 and up, 10–11:30 a.m. Max. 24 children, $3/child. Fun with Paper Crafts at CAC Art Room, Friday, July 29: Ages 7 to 12, 10–11:30 a.m. Max. 12 children, $3/child. Making Pasta Noodles at Berger Center, Friday, July 29: Ages 7 and up, 12:30–2 p.m. Max. 12 children, $3/child. A grandparent or parent must accompany children to all events. You may pay in cash or make a check out to Grandparents’ Club. Registration and fees may be mailed to Leslie Brockman at 6587 Pine Valley Drive, Santa Rosa, 95409 or put in Grandparents’ Club folder in OVA Office. Questions? E-mail Leslie, Grandparents’ Club Chair, at lesliebrockman45@ or call her at 755-3168. Sorry, no refunds once registration is confirmed. Just minutes from Oakmont at 4908 Sonoma Highway Santa Rosa

Dear Editor: We are very fortunate to have our own Oakmont Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 9AM to Noon in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot. The vegetables sold there come from local farms and are picked that morning or the prior afternoon so are at the peak of freshness. The farmers are committed to growing without pesticides or herbicides so you don’t need to worry about contamination with harmful chemicals. A few items such as seasonal fruits come from the Central Valley, but that is the exception. When you buy local instead of from South America you’re also lowering your carbon footprint; you’re driving less to shop and the produce is only being transported a few miles instead of hundreds of miles. You’ll also find at our Farmers’ Market some creative crafts, tasty local cheese, yummy prepared foods and baked goods, gorgeous flowers and cards featuring our local scenery. What’s not to like? Come and check it out! Gail Hartman Dear Editor, As some Oakmonters know, I have been involved with Kenwood-based Fawn Rescue for a number of years. I am writing this letter in hopes of attracting one wise, learned and perhaps bored retired executive to direct this mostly volunteer organization. (Our coordinator is the only paid employee). Marj Davis is the founder of Fawn Rescue and the current board president. At her young age of 95, she is looking to slow down a little and would like to turn over the reins to an able director We would appreciate someone who has had some experience with non-profit entities and is comfortable making administrative decisions and running a small organization. Please understand that this would be a volunteer position. Interested candidates should contact me at or by phone at 538-5760. Bob Stinson

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At the June meeting, the LIC welcomed Diane Kelloge our ranks. Though she was involved in gardening on the East Coast, she is looking forward to learning about and planting in our Mediterranean climate. Rick Aubert, OVA Facilities Manager, reported that the redwood trees at the West Rec. by the tennis courts are dying so must be removed soon. As he is getting two bids for their removal, it will take some time to get the work started. After which we need to plant replacements. A suggestion was made of Chinese pastiche as they grow quickly and have brilliant colors in the fall. OVA is planting more potato vines along the fence to the pool at the West Rec. New plantings will be done in the pots around the Central and West facilities. Plans are being made to landscape the entrance to the West Rec. We always welcome guest and prospective new members.


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016

Bocce Club nBarbara Bowman

The Dead Ringer Horseshoe Club


The temperature wasn’t all that sizzled at the Julliard Park bocce courts on Friday, June 3. Your reporter witnessed some excellent play by all five of the teams representing the Oakmont Bocce Club in the Wine Country Senior Games, including two casinos in one game by the Blunder Balls team composed of George Hasa, Maureen McGittigan, Debbie Kendrick and Captain Bob Pond. The Blunder Balls went on to compete in the quarter finals round on Saturday, June 4, and the Go Getters team with Jean Reed, Jean-Michel Poulnot, Geoffrey Newton and Captain Barbara Newton played two more games, a quarterfinals match and a semi-final match to finish fourth in the tournament.

nRay Haverson

Attention All Horseshoe Pitchers

George, Maureen, Bob and Debbie hang out after their Saturday Senior Games match.

Who won the Battle of the Sexes Tournament and the prized candy bars on June 11, the women or the men? Winners will be revealed in the July 15 Oakmont News.

If you like to pitch horseshoes, meet some great people, have some fun and get some exercise then this may be the club for you! No experience needed, just a good attitude and a willingness to have a great time and meet some new people. The horseshoe pits are located behind the Central Swimming Pool. Our next meets will be on Thursdays, July 7 and 21; start times are 9–10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Please let me know what times you would like to play and let’s get outside and have some fun in the sun. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 539-6666 or E-mail me at


Jean, Jean-Michel, Barbara and Geoffrey are all smiles after their fourth-place finish in the Wine Country Senior Games.

Congratulations to the Go Getters and Blunder Balls, and kudos to all 20 Oakmonters who competed. You’re all winners! Everyone had a great time at the beautiful Julliard courts and park, including your reporter.

The Independence Day Tournament is tomorrow morning, Saturday, July 2. Be there by 9:15 a.m. to be assured a place on a team. We’ll all gather 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at the bocce courts and picnic area for the annual Bocce Picnic. Mark your calendar. Chris and Phil Duda are planning a festive event.


President Sherry is looking for six to nine volunteers for Friday, July 29, 10 a.m., when the Bocce Club will host Oakmont grandchildren wanting to learn to play bocce. This is a fun activity because, like us, kids love bocce. Call Sherry at 537-3084. No Bocce Club play that morning.

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Valley of the Moon Rotary Club nJohn Brodey

The Human Gap

Public reaction to recent events seem to suggest that the perceived differences between one generation and the next (the Generation Gap) may also be the case when it comes to the human race in general. That somehow there are more things that separate one culture or ethnicity from another than bind us together. We see evidence of the divisiveness that results and it is disturbing. At a recent meeting of the Valley of the Moon Rotary, we had a reminder of just how wrong these assumptions are in reality. It was our annual scholarship program honoring six remarkable young people. Our own Terry Metzger who runs the program, led us in an exercise that was designed to illustrate just how much these youngsters had in common with a group of people old enough to be their grandparents. So she asked for a show of hands in response to several questions. How many have played on a sports team, gone to Disneyland, ditched school, got a speeding ticket, had ever experienced hunger, lost someone close to them, etc. It seemed age made no difference. It was all part of a shared human experience. It was very a very timely reminder. We heard from three of our scholarship recipients who happen to have all been foster children. Their early years were chaotic and filled with the worst of experiences. In every case, a caring Mom seemed to enter their lives at just the right moment. Louis Gaspar has now graduated from Elsie Allen and will be going to Evergreen State College. He will major in computer programming but is passionate about helping other foster children through the California Youth Connection, an involvement he will continue to value. Kimberly Elizondo is heading to SSU and mentioned (as did all speakers) that she can’t imagine what life would have been like without her Foster Mom. She sees herself as a survivor, a wounded bird, who was made whole again and is being set free. She wants to work in service in the medical field as a nurse or doctor. Tenaya Perine gave a very emotional talk about her journey. She was transformed by assisting at a Foster Agency’s Intensive Treatment Center and her remarkable relationship with a seven-year-old girl whom she clearly loves. It’s not surprising she will be finishing at SSU and then going to Claremont College to earn her MA in Psychology. She will work with traumatized children using art as a rehabilitative therapy.


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Sonoma County is implementing a reverse-911 alert system to notify residents of emergency situations that may affect them. The system, called SoCoAlert, differs from traditional reverse-911 programs that used telephone landlines in homes to send out notifications. Instead, recognizing that approx. 50% of homes in the US have foregone landlines in favor of cell phones, SoCoAlert allows residents to specify the telephone number that would be called. The service supports landline, mobile phone, text message, E-mail, and social media regarding time-sensitive emergency

notifications. Any message regarding the safety, property, or welfare of the community will be sent using SoCoAlert. These may include evacuation notifications, shelterin-place, boil water advisories, tsunami warnings, and flood warnings. Participation in the new reverse-911 system is voluntary. Residents must register with SoCoAlert to take advantage of this valuable—and free—service. You can register by phone at (866) 939-0911 or online at the county website: FES/Emergency-Management/SoCoAlert/. We highly encourage all Oakmont residents to register with SoCoAlert. The life you save maybe your own!

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Golf News OGC

nChuck Wood


Through our long-time relationship with the Oakmont Village Association, golfers have been able to use the restrooms in the Central Activities Center (CAC). Specifically, this is the building behind the third hole’s green on the West Course. There is signage directing golfers to the restrooms. The entrance door is kept propped open during the day. We, the Oakmont Golf Club, provide a golf shoe brush apparatus just outside the door to those restrooms. Please, dear members, take the time to get the grass off of your shoes before entering the CAC restrooms. Thank you.


Senior Men’s Club

nJohn Williston

On Monday, June 13, Oakmont played host to visiting clubs for the second time this year. Visitors included Rio Vista, Bodega, and Napa Valley. For some reason we only had 32 players, an unusually low number for this time of year. Hopefully, more will show up in the future. In any event, if you didn’t play with the Seniors on Monday you missed a good competition. Hard to believe that half of the Seniors’ season is over and opportunities to play with other clubs are running out.

JUNE 13: Rio Vista, Bodega, and Napa at Oakmont—Point Par

First Place: Hans Rupping, Ken Marden, John Garcia, and Dick Thayer, 157; second, Gary Smith, Ken Milers, Mike Gingrass, and Wally Juchert, 147; third, Rayno Niemi, Tom Feutz, Johnathon Spencer, and Mark Diekroetger, 147. Closest-to-the-pin #16: Oakmont, Randy Kephart, 14’2”. The Seniors traveled to Napa Valley Country Club on June 30, much too late to be included in this issue of the Oakmont News, but results from that trip will be covered in the July 15 newspaper. Note also that the last Seniors’ event of the year at Oakmont is coming up on Monday, July 25 when Marin and Richmond visit here. Since this is the last one, let’s all show up!


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nTony D’Agosta

By the time this article is printed we will have completed our annual mixer with the Ladies Niners. Results will appear in the next edition. Welcome to our newest member, Ron Bickert. If you have not met Ron, introduce yourself, he’s the tall good looking guy with a beard. Welcome aboard Ron. The surface of the chipping green in the practice area at the far end of the driving range is scheduled to be replaced. The flags on both courses are scheduled to be replaced. There will no longer be red, white and blue checkered flags to indicate the location of the holes. Instead, there will be a sliding marker on the flag pole to indicate the hole’s location. The higher the marker indicates the hole is located towards the back of the green, the lower the marker indicates the hole is located towards the front of the green. The Greens Committee is working on a general plan for bunker management. If you have any concerns about our courses or about any OGC operations, bring it to me as I am your representative for the Golf and Green Committee, or you can attend a meeting and bring up your concerns directly to the committee. Meanwhile, Happy Golfing!

Sweeps Results for May 30 Individual Low Net

First place tie: Stan Augustine and Noel Schween, both with a net 28. Third place: Tony Apolloni with a net 29.5. Fourth place tie: Tom Finnerty, Bill Wellman and Phil Sapp, all with a net 30. Seventh place tie: Bob Marotto, Pat Hart and Keith Wise, all with a net 31. Closest-to-the-pin: Pat Hart, 4’8”; Alan Stewart, 14’10”; Phil Sapp, 29’6”.

Sweeps Results for June 6 Individual Low Net

First place tie: Bob Thorsen and John Munkacsy, both with a net 29. Third place tie: Ron Brickert, Neil Huber and Dan Sienes, all with a net 31. Sixth place tie: David Beach, Wayne Mickaelian and Tony D’Agosta, all with a net 32.

Sweeps Results for June 13 Individual Low Net

First place: Ron Bickert with a net 26. Second place: Wayne Mickaelian with a net 28. Third place: Tony Apolloni with a net 28.5. Fourth place: Don Morse with a net 30. Fifth place: Keith Wise with a net 30.5. Sixth place: Tony D’Agosta with a net 31. Seventh place: Al Bentham with a net 31.5. Eighth place: Joe Lash with a net 32. Ninth place: Alan Stewart with a net 32.5. Closest-to-the-pin: Wayne Mickaelian, 37’1”; Tony Apolloni, 39’0”.

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First flight (10.0–17.8): first, Andy Frauenhofer, Mike Hull, Gary Smith and Danny Crobbe, 151; second, Rick Yates, Denny Mool, Bill Smith and Tommy Yturralde, 152; third, Danny Morgan, John Weston, Bob Thompson and Mike Isola, 159. Second flight (18.0–up): first, Bob Flores, Chuck Mendenhall, Frank James and Rich Silvas, 153; second, Phill Sapp, Alan McLintock, Bill Roberts and Lou Lari, 154; third, Ted Mokricky, Dave Goulson, Bill Faherty and Chuck Wood, 155. Individual Low Net Game: First, Rick Warfel, 59; second tie, Tom Wayne and Bruce Hulick, 63. There were two threesomes where we could not use a blind draw, those six players competed in individual low net. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 0–19): #5—Mike Isola, 23’8”; #8—Gary Smith, 8’7”; #11—Danny Morgan, 9’8”; #16—Denny Mool, 3’0”. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 20–up): #5—Rick Warfel, 34’11”; #8—Jack Haggerty, 10’7”; #11—Rick Warfel, 17’9”; #16—Keith Wise, 8’7”.


As Deb and I get ready to celebrate our one-year anniversary of moving to Oakmont (from Greenbrae in Marin), I thought I might summarize our top ten reasons for picking Oakmont: 1. Located one-hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge with convenient access to regional entertainment, cultural, sports, and airport facilities (including recently improved air service out of Santa Rosa to places such as LA, Orange County, San Diego, Portland, and Las Vegas). 2. Situated in the scenic Valley of the Moon surrounded by three State parks and many worldclass wineries. The charming hamlets of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Kenwood are within a 20-minute drive. 3. Availability of two on-site golf courses that are affordable and suitable for a wide range of golfers. We live on the West Course and especially enjoy watching the wildlife (even including the occasional “over-served” golfer). For us, golf is a physical and mental challenge as well as a great way to meet new people. 4. Offering of many other on-site amenities including three recreation centers (including three pools and Jacuzzis), two tennis centers, and pickleball, bocce ball and lawn bowling facilities. 5. Climate (hot days and cool nights, just what grapes love). 6. Reasonable home prices. For us, we essentially traded a two-bedroom condo in Marin for a threebedroom, single-family home on the golf course. 7. Opportunity for home price appreciation over time. In our opinion, Oakmont will become an increasingly popular place for baby-boomers and others to retire. 8. Low OVA and other dues. 9. Plethora of on-site education programs and special events such as concerts. 10. Top-rated medical facilities in the area include Santa Rosa Memorial and Kaiser-Permanente.


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18 nKathy Faherty

18-Hole Tuesday & Thursday Women’s Club TUESDAY

May 31: Kris Peters was Low Gross player of the field of 45 players. First flight: first tie, Kris Peters and Kathy Faherty; third, Judy Early; fourth, Becky Hulick; fifth, Patty Buchholz. Second flight: first, Marie Delagnes; second, Ginny Donham; third, Ellean Huff; fourth tie, Mary Rossi and Jean Reed. Third flight: first tie, Linda Kilpatrick and Judy Duport; third, Ro Nicholson; fourth, Linda Yates. Fourth flight: first, Ellie Baciocco; second, Vanita Collins; third, MaryAnn Gibbs; fourth, Laurie Vree; fifth, Dawn Burns. Fifth flight: first, Vicki Eschelbach; second, Elaine Foote; third, Linda Frediani; fourth, JoAnn Banayat; fifth, Tammy Siela. June 7: It was a Team Mixer of 38 players on the East Course followed by a Pizza lunch “Meet and Greet” to honor the new members and a General Meeting. First flight: Team 10 (Willie Hoerr, Judy Early, Dawn Burns, JoAnn Banayat) and Team 1 (Patty Buchholz, Piilani Edwards, Charlene Buchold, Henni Williston) tied for first place. Second flight: Team 9 (Carol Sharpe, Mary Rossi, Ellie Baciocco) won first place. Team 3 (Joan Seliga, Linda Kilpatrick, MaryAnn Gibbs, Debbie Jaffee) won second place. June 14: It was a team game called “Cha, Cha, Cha” with 36 players. First flight: first, Marie Pierce, Yoshi Smith, Laurie Vree, Kathy Mokricky; second, Carol Sharpe, Ginny Donham, Judy Duport, Sallie Wood. Second flight: first tie, Linda Frediani, Ellie Baciocco, Joan DiMaggio, Judy Early and Michele Yturralde, Debbie Jaffee, MaryAnn Gibbs, Nancy Shaw. Coming Soon: Check Tuesday bulletin board for photos of new members.


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June 2: It was a Guest Day with 32 players. Closestto-the-pin: first, Charlene Buchold and Laurie Vree; second, Yoshi Smith and Cathie Cunningham. First flight: first, Team 10 (Mary Rossi and Jan Buell); second, Team 14 (Ellean Huff and Darlene Naslund; third tie, Team 13 (Yoshi Smith and Marie Pierce) and Team 1 (Becky Hulick and Cathy Freeman). Second flight: first, Team 6 (Laurie Vree and Sherry Kohut); second, Team 8 (JoAnn Banayat and Cathie Cunningham); third, Team 2 (Vanita Collins and Patty Schweizer); fourth tie, Team 3 (Cindy Carroll and Susan Hazlewood) and Team 4 (Tammy Siela and Korin Rutherford). June 9: Sallie Wood was Low Gross of the field of 24 players. First flight: first, Sallie Wood; second, Leslie Clark; third, Penny Wright; fourth tie, Linda Paul and Kris Peters. Second flight: first, Michele Yturralde; second tie, Mary Rossi and Chris Carter; fourth, Yoshi Smith. Third flight: first, Linda Kilpatrick; second, Leslie Wiener; third, K.C. Coté; fourth, Judy Duport.

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Global Citizenship

SWEEPS RESULTS June 2, 19 Players, Back Nine

First flight: first, Ellie Baciocco; second, Betty Van Voorhis; third, Elaine Foote. Second flight: first, Marie Crimaldi; second, Ada Branstetter; third, Henni Williston. Third flight: first, Joan McDonnell; second, Barbara Bowman; third, Audrey Engen.

June 9, 21 Players, Front Nine

First flight: first, Ellie Baciocco; second tie, Ruth Levy, Liisa Karjalainen and Elaine Foote. Second flight: first, Connie Silvas; second, Arlene Keeley; third, Elisabeth LaPointe; fourth tie, Roberta Lommori and Marie Crimaldi. Third flight: first, Barbara James; second tie, Henni Williston and Joan Eiserloh; fourth, Joan McDonnell. June 20 Mixer was fun for all the those guys and gals who signed up. Another fun event is coming up soon: August 18 Niner Member and Guest Invitational on the West Course. Get out the sunscreen and enjoy that sunshine.

“No matter how complex global challenges may seem, we must remember that it is we ourselves who have given rise to them. It is therefore impossible that they are beyond our power as human beings to resolve. Returning to our humanity, reforming and opening up the inner capacities of our lives, can enable reform and empowerment on a global scale.”—www. You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, July 30 and learn more about the benefits of this Buddhist practice and life philosophy. WHEN: Saturday, July 30, 2:30–3:30 p.m. WHERE: 20 Glengreen. Look for SGI sign at entrance of Glengreen Street. Monthly SGI Nichiren Buddhist discussion meetings of chanting, study and dialogue are open to all Oakmonters and are free of charge. Call Judy at 548-0225 or Pj at 595-5648 for directions or more information. The meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month, except for holidays. See for additional information on Nichiren Buddhism.

Garden Club nPeggy Dombeck


“I’m not getting old; I just need to be repotted!” There are no garden club meetings in July and August. Happy gardening all summer!


• Trees, shrubs, and perennials that you planted this spring (or summer) can take a long time to adjust to their new homes. They need extra watering or their leaves will droop. Water them evenly and well to encourage deep root growth. Water them throughout the growing season to ensure that they winter over well. • Cut back perennials such as nepeta, diascia and penstemon to force new foliage and keep the blooms

coming. • Deadhead perennials and annuals such as heuchera and petunias to keep the plants from setting seed. • Apple, peach, pear and plum trees may be laden with fruit this month. To prevent limb breakage, use wooden supports to brace sagging branches. Also, regularly clean up and discard fallen fruit, since it might harbor diseases and pests. • When the first bloom flush starts to fade, trim back dahlias and fertilize them to encourage new growth.

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special summer Session — july • august

Registration: 538-1485

nPhil Kenny

Having Windows problems with virus infections, computer running slowly, no internet connection, or other issues? Do you have simple questions on Android tablets? As members of the former Oakmont PC Users Group, we are continuing to offer our free help to all Oakmont residents. Call Phil Kenny, 538-2075; Dan Gaffney, (916) 878-9538; 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 ( This site will remain active through February 2017.”


Oakmont Macintosh Users Group nBette Shutt


WHEN: Saturday, July 16, 1:30 p.m. Social; 2 p.m. meeting WHERE: West Recreation Center! As many of you know there is a new game in town: photos! Changes have been made. Come find out how this might affect you. We look forward to seeing you! Website:


Dues are $10 per household. Three ways to join: at any meeting; a check made payable to OakMUG and sent to Justine Haugen, Treasurer, 8926 Acorn Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95409; or you may put your check into our file in the OVA Office. Members receive a discount on the entire catalog of O’Reilly and Peachpit books.


If you need technical assistance with your Mac or accessories, call Ronnie Roche, 573-9649, Certified Apple Consultant. A free service to our membership: send your Mac questions by E-mail to the following E-mail address: An OakMUG member, knowledgeable of Apple products, will either answer you’re your question or will recommend someone who can.


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Blues and Beyond nEd Kelleher

Musicians who are interested in joining a small band/combo that is forming at Oakmont are asked to contact me at 282-9191. Group members need to be able to play a band instrument and read music. The ability to play from a lead sheet will be a plus. A trumpet player would be especially welcome. This group will meet during the summer months, beginning in July. A possible extension of this time frame will depend on the interests of the group members.

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

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


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016

Oakmont Social and Dance Club nJeanine Haggerty

Visit our website: www.oakmontdanceclub.shutterfly. com.


We may not have Don Ho to sing for us, but we will be listening and dancing to the tunes of Showcase the Band, who promises a variety of music, including line dance, swing and the classics. We’ll also have a luau of our own, Oakmont-style, with a delicious dinner provided by J’s Grill and Café of Santa Rosa. DATE: Saturday, August 6 PLACE: Berger Center TIME: 5:30 p.m. appetizers, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7–10 p.m. dancing to the music of Showcase the Band. BYOB, set-ups provided. COST: $43 for members, $48 for non-members MENU: Assorted appetizers, mixed green salad with pineapple vinaigrette dressing, rolls and butter. Entrées: 1. Teriyaki Chicken with Hawaiian cole slaw and potato salad; 2. BBQ baby back ribs with Hawaiian cole slaw and potato salad; 3. Hawaiian glazed vegetable stir fry with rice and cole slaw. Dessert and coffee, Tropical Lime Cake. DEADLINE: Friday, July 29, 3 pm All reservations must be received no later than

3 p.m. on the Friday, before the week of the dance. Make your check payable to the Oakmont Social and Dance Club and place it, along with the completed form, in the Social and Dance Club folder in the OVA Office, or mail with enough time to: Oakmont Social and Dance Club, c/o Frank and Karen Sites, 7294 Oak Leaf Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95409, phone: 539-9551.


Membership dues for 2016, $10 each or $20 per couple, are payable now and may be included with your reservation or dropped in the Social and Dance Club folder in the OVA Office. Dues are for the calendar year, January through December.


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, but first coordinate with others at that table to be certain there is room for you. If you don’t designate a specific table, we will randomly assign you to one.


Saturday, October 29: Halloween Thursday, December 31: New Year’s Eve

“Tiny Bubbles in Paradise” Dance Reservation form Saturday, August 6

Reservation must be received by 3p.m., Friday, July 29.

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Lawn Bowling nGreg Goodwin

There is a television commercial that shows a father taking off the label on his son’s “participant” trophy and using a sharpie to write “Champions” because the boy’s team won every game. At this year’s Senior Games no Oakmont Lawn Bowling team claimed a trophy. I can state for a fact that OLBC teams did their best even though they weren’t the best on the green. We live in a world in which winning a competition may relate to self esteem but winning isn’t everything. The important lessons learned were that losing isn’t that big of a deal in “finite” games and gracefully letting it (a loss) go may be more beneficial in the long run. Did we get our clocks cleaned? My answer is no. We did learn one thing and demonstrate another. OLBC teams now have a more accurate reading on our lawn bowling skills. Most importantly, by being good hosts and worthy participants, we exhibited good sportsmanship. Well done my fellow bowlers.

Next column is the Allie finale Where’s Helene?

Allie couldn’t wait to see his sister or, better yet, confront her as their parent’s murderer. He raced over to the lawn bowling green hoping to find and warn Helene and Nowah who Grams said were Allie’s new friends. Nowah was bowling with Greg and Mike when Allie frantically jumped on the green. The bowlers were stunned at the resemblance. Nowah said Helene was having coffee with Allison. Allie said Allison is bipolar and when off her meds is a stone cold killer. Nowah became both enraged and panicked. We must find them now. Where could they be? Nowah said they went to the Train Station Cafe. To be continued...


The next After Five event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12. The focus is on having fun as the sun goes down. Bring food to share with the other bowlers and bring beverages to drink to your heart’s content. Arrive at 4:45 p.m. Bowling starts at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the party.


The meeting was held on June 2 and called to order at 11 a.m. Three new club members were among the 23 in attendance. The club welcomed Jack, Jeanette and Jeff. The board has decided to join PIMD, and we now are part of seven western state lawn bowling clubs. Reports were given on the condition of our “vandalized” green, upcoming tournaments, social events, including a proposed revised (charitable) Christmas/Awards event, and a board vacancy. The meeting ended with a reminder for members to visit the club’s website at https:// for updated stories and photos.


Every Tuesday and Thursday at the regular Daily Draw time. If 8 or 10 ends is your preference, these are the days for you! We will try to set up a special rink just for short game players. If that is not possible, you can still bowl a short game with regular 14-end players, and then drop out and they will continue their game without you. No problem, we have tried this and it works!

Discover what’s new! Click on the online Oakmont News at www.


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Oakmont HEARS

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

Next meeting: Tues, July 19, 1:30 pm East Rec. Center Hearing aids and more by Bill Diles and Dr. Dan Auble of Kenwood Hearing

These two experts will bring us up to date on the latest in hearing aid technology and all the ancillary stuff like bluetooth connectivity, iPhone control of hearing aids, streaming of audio books and music, hearing loop in your home, T coils, and more. I believe you will find their information of interest because I find streaming an audiobook directly to hearing aids from my iPhone while triking or walking is a great incentive for me to exercise. Reading on the deck with Mozart streaming from the iPad is heavenly. A small hearing loop under the rug for TV listening lets all with T coils share the enhanced intelligibility. Fiddling with the iPhone during a lecture or meeting may look like inattention but is using the phone to control the hearing aid volume, treble/bass, and/or T Coil. Here is some information on where to get tested and consider buying hearing aids in Santa Rosa. Veterans can use the VA and register online. For full service and price you can go to Bill Diles/Dan Auble at Kenwood Hearing or Peter Marincovich at Audiology Associates. Dr. Marincovich has given us

Oakmont Progressives nVince Taylor

Michael Moore’s documentary film Where to Invade Next will be shown at the next meeting of the Oakmont Progressives on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at the East Recreation Center. In this film (Michael’s first film in six years) he spends time in countries such as Tunisia, Slovenia, Finland, Italy, France, Portugal and Norway. During his travels he experiences how other countries deal with social and economic issues such as worker benefits, college education, decriminalized drugs, women’s health care, school lunches, and early education. His single-handed, tongue-in-cheek “invasion” has a surprising conclusion and offers a lot of food for thought. Even if you’ve already seen the film, come and enjoy it again and join in a lively discussion afterwards. All Oakmont residents are welcome to come to our meetings which are held the second Monday of every month. Mark your calendars for July 11 at the East Recreation Center. Come at 6:30 p.m. for social time; the film starts at 7 p.m. To have a name tag, help us prepare and get on our E-mail list, please sign up at Any 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.

much useful information at three HEARS meetings. Bill Diles/Kenwood has installed 2,800 hearing loops including those in our three main Oakmont meeting halls. For good service, quality and modest pricing you can go to Costco. Be sure you get T coil equipped hearing aids so you can take advantage of hearing loops and note that the Costco Signature 6 aids do not have T coils (they have others that do). Long seen as an issue for individuals (and their families and friends), there is a growing recognition that hearing loss is a significant public health concern. There is another new groundbreaking report could help change hearing health care as we know it. “Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Improving Access and Affordability” is from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the Academies) and it documents the critical nature of hearing loss and provides 12 recommendations that underscore hearing loss as a significant public health concern. The recommendations reflect the needs, concerns, and frustrations that consumers face when making hearing health care decisions, including whether to seek treatment at all. Here is some information on Sound Intensity (Loudness) which is measured in decibels (dB). • Normal hearing can hear sounds ranging from 0 to 140 dB. • A whisper is around 25 to 30 dB. • Conversations are usually 45 to 60 dB. • Sounds that are louder than 90 dB can be uncomfortable to hear. • A loud rock concert might be as loud as 110 dB. • 120 dB or louder can be painful and can result in hearing loss. The HEARS group exists to improve hearing for Oakmont residents. Please make known your suggestions for meeting subjects and information desired, attend the HEARS meetings, and get on the HEARS E-mail list. (

nPaul Heidenreich

An Evening with Barbra… The Memories Continue to “Light the Corners” of our Hearts!

Theresa and Tom Woodrum, leaders of the Oakmont Health Initiative, welcomed over 340 music enthusiasts as they enjoyed a Barbra Streisand Tribute on June 7, an evening sponsored by the Oakmont Community Foundation to help fund free fitness classes throughout the year. Guests had a chance to mingle on the patio before the event, enjoying wine from Sunce’ Winery, while picking up complementary popcorn supplied by the Summerfield Cinema and quietly rushing into the Berger to get the “best seats in the house.” Actress and singer Kelly Brandeburg took the audience on a musical tour of Barbra’s career, starting from her first television appearance on the old Jack Parr show when she was 18, through most of the songs that have honored her with Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. This special evening is just another way the Oakmont Community Foundation (OCF) enhances, supports, and contributes to the Oakmont experience, providing an effective means for Oakmont residents, through tax-deductible donations, to support and contribute to educational and beneficial activities specifically for our community. Visit our website: oakmontcommunityfoundation. com for information on how contributions to the OCF may be directed, along with answers to frequently asked questions.

Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont nBern Lefson

Cal Club Saddle Club Dinner July 21

Zentangle™ Art Classes nBetsy Smith

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

Coming up

Monday, July 11: Black and white Bijou tiles (2” tiles) Monday, July 25: Tangling inside shapes (flowers, trees, hearts, flags, etc.) 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

The Oakmont Cal Club’s monthly dinner at Wild Oak Saddle Club is on Thursday, July 21 beginning with cocktails at 5 p.m. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. with St. Louis Pork Ribs, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasonal vegetables with a green salad and 3-berry crisp with whipped cream for dessert. The cost is $29.50 for Saddle Club members and $32 for non-members. The dinner includes cocktails before dinner, tax and gratuity. Reservations must be made in advance are due by Monday, July 18. To make reservations, call Ed Low 538-7785. The Wild Oak Saddle Club is located at 550 White Oak Drive. These dinners are scheduled for the third Thursday of each month except April, September, October, November and December. To keep current on the club’s activities check out the website For membership questions call Bonnie at 537-9631.


The Cal Alumni Club’s Second Annual Welcome Lunch for new Cal students from Sonoma County will be held Saturday, July 30. The lunch will be at the East Rec. Center from 12 noon to 2 p.m. MENU: Drinks, salad and deluxe sandwiches PRICE: $10 pp. PURPOSE: Meet these talented new members of the Cal family Reservations deadline is July 25! Send check made out to Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont to Helen Young, 362 Singing Brook Circle, Santa Rosa, 95409.


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016

Lifelong Learning Marks A Decade in Oakmont nMarty Thompson

Hundreds of Oakmonters have expanded their knowledge and circles of friends by taking a broad range of Lifelong Learning classes in Oakmont over the past decade and continuing this year. The program that has offered 83 courses is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Aug. 22 featuring a keynote speech by Gaye LeBaron, a local historian, author and Press Democrat columnist who has herself led more than one class. Lifelong Learning is a national program offering continuing Gaye LeBaron education in non-credit courses with no tests or grades to people 50 and over. Classes here are offered in partnership with Sonoma State University, which also offers Lifelong Learning classes on its Rohnert Park campus. Oakmont students have filled more than 10,000 seats in a range of classes including history, music, science, the arts, and sociology. OVA President Andie Altman praised the volunteers who have made Lifelong Learning work here. “Oakmonters are presented with an incredible opportunity to expand their horizons, meet new friends, and learn about subjects in an informal setting from experienced instructors without ever leaving our community,” Altman said. Among class subjects have been Notable Trials, Romantic Poets, History of Jazz, California Criminal Justice, Music of the Movies, Cities of Intrigue and John Steinbeck. Classes are illustrated with videos and, where appropriate, live music.

Instructors come from the Sonoma State faculty, and from other area universities and resources. Popular instructors include Prof. Bruce Elliott, “known for his flamboyance and knowledge. He is both educational and entertaining,” said Anne Cobb, who with Carol Cotton is publicizing the

Bruce Elliott

LeBaron event. Elliot usually appears in a costume evoking the period of his subject such as the Italian Renaissance.

Also popular among students is Mick Chantler, who taught a class on Abraham Lincoln. “He’s just incredible,” Cobb said in an interview. “High on our list is to be challenged mentally, exercise our brains and continue to learn,” Cobb said in a statement. Cotton, along with Gerry Carleton, are among the five original Oakmont program leaders who remain active. Fradel Been is now Oakmont program chair. Three classes are offered in each of three sessions a year and meet once weekly for six weeks. Enrollment is $95 for one class, $175 for two and $250 for all three. Offerings are announced at pre-session open houses and published in the Oakmont News. Classes fill seats in the Berger Center and East Recreation Center. The program began in 2005 after OVA’s LongRange Steering Committee appointed a committee headed by Cotton to begin talks with SSU and Santa Rosa Junior College. SRJC was part of the program for the first few years until economics forced it to curtail off-campus offerings. The first class was Islam and the West, led by Prof. Bill Garrett, which with 292 students was so popular it had to be split into two groups. Prof. Elliot’s “Italian Renaissance” class was the second session offering. SSU’s Lifelong Learning program is one of over 100 nationally supported by student fees, donations and earnings on an endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The LeBaron program Aug. 22 will be at the Quail Inn from 4–6 p.m. Tickets are $28. A check or cash can be left at the OVA Office or mailed to Wendy James, 462 Starry Knoll Court, Santa Rosa, 95409.

Oakmont Friends, Clients & Residents

You are invited to McBride Realty’s 6th Annual Picnic & Barbeque July 7th,12:00 – 2:00pm We hope you can stop by! (McBride Realty parking lot) 707-538-2270 • 6520 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

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This calendar does not reflect all events scheduled. Changes made on or after the 15th may not be reflected.






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

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

7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis W Tennis 9:00 AM Goodwill Donations BC Pkg Lot 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Quilting Bee AR 10:30 AM Meditation B 3:45 PM Let’s Dance-Together LW

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9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW


Independence Day

9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR 4:00 PM Sha Boom BC


9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 5:00 PM Duffers Potluck E 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Communications Comm B 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Painting AR 1:00 PM Craft Guild E 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 6:00 PM Oakmont Progressives E 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Single Malt Scotch Club B



9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


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


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Grandparents Club AR 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 3:15 PM Grandparents Club BC 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC

9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR 8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Orientation E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Card Making AR 10:00 AM Landscape Improve Comm G 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 3:00 PM OVA Board Workshop E 3:00 PM Septuagenarian Group B 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Short Story Book Club EC 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR


8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR 8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Orientation E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:00 AM SIR 92 Luncheon BC 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 5:00 PM Lawn Bowling CAC 6:00 PM Single Boomers E 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR


8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR 8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Orientation E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM OVA BoD Monthly Mtg BC 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:30 PM HEARS E 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:00 PM Septuagenarian Group B 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR


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

9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Bridge CR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Cafe Mortel B 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC


9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Card Making AR 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Caregiver Support Group B 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Bridge CR 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 1:30 PM Frauds and Scams BC 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:45 PM Let’s Dance-Together LW 5:00 PM Pickle E 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW


9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Lawn Bowling Board Ste 6 3:45 PM Let’s Dance-Together LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC


9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Grandparents Club AR 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Caregiver Support Group B 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 11:00 AM SIR 53 E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:30 PM Grandparents Club UW 5:00 PM Grandparents Club West Picnic 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW

8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:30 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR


8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 2:00 PM Finance Committee B 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:30 PM Rainbow Women E 6:30 PM Pinochle CR


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


8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Grandparents Club BC 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study G 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM Grandparents Club B 1:00 PM Craft Guild AR 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 5:00 PM Single Boomers E 6:30 PM Pinochle CR

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


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


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


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

7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:00 AM OTC Tennis Ct Patio 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:30 AM Meditation B 3:45 PM Let’s Dance-Together LW


7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis W Tennis 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:45 AM Petanque 10:30 AM Meditation B 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR 1:30 PM OakMUG UW


7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis W Tennis 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:45 AM Petanque 10:30 AM Meditation B 11:30 AM Bocce West Picnic 6:00 PM OHI Fundraiser BC


7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis W Tennis 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:00 PM Cal Alumni Luncheon E


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016


nEd Low

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We will stay in The Lodge at the Running Y Ranch Resort, eight miles north of the city of Klamath Falls and about a six-hour drive from Oakmont. The 3,600acre resort ( offers hiking trails, tennis courts, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, spa, Arnold Palmer golf course and full-service restaurant.

Oakmont hikers will be given a special rate of $99 per night plus tax ($115.83 total) for a room with a king-size bed or two queen-size beds. Also available are suites for a special rate of $149 per night plus tax ($174.33 total). Breakfast is not included in the room rates. For more information, go to oakmonthikingclub. com or E-mail Maurice at


Bon Tempo Dam. (Photo by Zlatica Hasa)

This is a two-mile hike with gentle up/down hill. Start from visitors’ center/museum to the Wolf House, his grave site and return. State park passes needed for parking. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Donna McCulloch, 539-5730.


Enjoy our nine miles with 900’ elevation gain coastal hike starting at Wright’s Beach, head north past Shell Beach, down to Blind Beach and up to Goat Rock for lunch. We will return on same trail. Bring water, hiking poles, lunch. Leave Berger at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader is Mary Lou Hicks, 303-7113.

Salt Point State Park. (Photo by Maurice Fliess)


This 5 to 6 miles loop in the Presidio includes beaches, the Bay Shore, the Golden Gate Bridge. Lunch is at the beach. Elevation gain is about 600’. Start and finish at Fort Point with optional free stairs to the ramparts, including the “Sand ladder” with 600 more steps (optional). Bring water, poles, lunch. Leave Berger at 9 a.m. Hike leader Brenda Johns, (330) 815-5162.


This strenuous six-mile loop and 1,100’ elevation gain will hike through the park along the East Ridge—Pool Ridge loop, returning along the nature trail. Bring poles, water and lunch. Leave Berger at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Holly Kelley, 843-3155.


This nine-mile through hike with about 2,100’ of elevation gain will start from the Willow Creek near Duncan Mills, climb to the Islands in the Sky Trail, then descend to the Pomo Canyon campground. A second ascent will take us through two redwood groves to the summit of Red Hill. The hike will terminate at Shell Beach, where a car shuttle will return us to Willow Creek. Bring poles, lunch and water. Hike leader is Maurice Fliess, 536-9382. Leave Berger at 8:30 a.m.


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The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016

Pickleball Corner nReenie Lucker

Oakmont Lanes

BEST PARTY OF THE YEAR! “Bluegrass and Trailer Trash” July 13, 5–8 pm at the East Rec.

WHAT: Potluck with live entertainment and music, dancing and surprises by the Trash Team! COST: $10 BRING: Main course or salad for eight, BYOB. We provide cups, ice, dessert, decorations, entertainment, laughter, friends, and an all-around good time. Make your reservations by signing up court side on the provided clip board or by calling Joan Kielhofer at 486-0842; leave a message with attendees’ names. The $10 will be collected at the door party night.

Oakmont Players Win Gold at Sonoma Wine Country Games

Oakmont Picklers Steve Hom, Joan Seliga and Audrey Sherfey won gold medals at the Sonoma Senior Games in June! The three-day event at Finley Park attracted 150 entrants, the maximum possible for the tournament. The games were exciting; laughter and camaraderie prevailed throughout the intense play. The event was fun for all, including many Oakmont pickleball enthusiasts who showed up to watch. Oakmont players included Joan Seliga (Mixed Doubles), Steve Hom (Mixed Doubles and Men’s Doubles), Linda Doyal and Diane Hom (Women’s Doubles), Melissa Bowers (Mixed Doubles), Audrey Sherfey (Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles), Tom Kendrick (Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles) and Eric Lutz (Men’s Doubles).

Oakmont Pickleball players at the Senior Games: Melissa Bowers, Audrey Sherfey, Steve Hom, Joan Seliga, Diane Hom, Linda Doyal and Tom Kendrick.

nTerry Leuthner, President, and Carolyn Mack, Vice President

Melissa Bowers and doubles partner Rein Lemberg.

Congratulations to all the Pickleball Tournament participants!

A FIRST! Pickle Ball included in Grandparents’ Week

Club members Shirley Liberman and PJ Savage will coach pickleball play for kids during Grandparents’ Camp at the end of July. Participants must be at least eight years old, and wear appropriate court shoes. Sign up quickly if you want your grandchildren to get in on the fun as there is a limited number of spaces available. Pickleball is being introduced and played in schools at all levels.

Pickle Ball Tip

Think “light on my feet.” Key thought: “on my feet.” Falls happen when we lunge for the ball, leaving our feet behind. We then discover that we are no longer on our feet. Move your feet rather than reach too far to get a ball. Light on feet; no falls. Be ready to say, “Good Shot!” Who can remember the score, anyway?

Pickleball Play Information

WHO: All Oakmont residents welcome. WHERE: East Rec. Tennis Court #4 WHEN: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily; quiet ball play 8–9 a.m. Tues.–Th.; drop-in play 9 a.m.–noon, daily; new player orientation Tues. 9 a.m.; coached beginner play Tues. 10–11 a.m. ATTIRE: Please wear approved court shoes with non-marking soles. EQUIPMENT: Balls are provided. Loaner paddles are available. COURT ETIQUETTE: If tennis play is in progress on the adjoining tennis court, wait for the point to finish before opening the entrance gate. Close the gate after entering. Come join the fun, exercise and meet nice people. WEBSITE: NEW PLAYER CONTACT: PJ Savage, 843-7266, E-mail:

Lifelong Learning nAnne Cobb

Our three Sonoma State/Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Oakmont Spring Courses were completed, with over 300 students enjoying informative classes and enhancements and socializing at the last class meeting instead of taking final exams. Now we are excited to celebrate our 10th year at the Lifelong Learning 10th Anniversary Celebration event, to be held at the Quail Inn on Monday, August 22 from 4–6 p.m. Participants will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, St. Francis wine and the presentation by our Keynote Speaker, Gaye LeBaron, noted authoress of the History of Sonoma

County, Press Democrat columnist and local celebrity. We will also recognize the many volunteers and donors who have helped in the selection of courses, support of instructors, classes and enhancement activities. This is certain to be a sold out event. Please join us in the celebration by returning the completed Reservation Form below, along with your check for $28.

Oakmont Lanes Bowling Club is a Bowling League consisting of four-person teams that utilize Nintendo Wii to simulate the experience of bowling without the weight of a bowling ball. Any resident who has the ability of holding a small remote control in their hand while swinging their arm as if they were throwing a bowling ball will be able to join. Anyone interested in joining our club, either as a team bowler or substitute, please call Terry at 5389177 or Carolyn at 537-7347 or stop by the West Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 1:30–4:30 p.m. to see us in action. No bowling fourth Tuesdays. See for club information and Summer 2016 League Schedule. Bowling dates for July: July 5, 12 and 19. No bowling July 26, fourth Tuesday.


On July 5 we will have a bowling challenge to win a $5 gift certificate from Safeway.


On July 12 we will have a BBQ lunch of hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers and salad from 1pm–2:30 p.m. for our bowlers and substitutes.


Oakmont Lanes will provide Wii Bowling experience for the grandkids on Tuesday, July 26 at the West Recreation Center, 1:30 p.m. or 2:15 p.m. Please sign up your grandkids with the Grandparents’ Club.

RESULTS AS OF JUNE 14 (Sixth week of Summer League)

1:30 PM League: first place, Pocket Hits; second place, Wii Four; third place, Alley Oops; fourth place, Wild Turkeys; fifth place, 4 Tops, sixth place, Strikers. Men’s High Games: Gordon Freedman, 266; Don Shelhart, 250; Terry Leuthner, 224. Women’s High Games: Sandy Osheroff, 278; Robin Schudel, 236; Vicki Robinson, 221; Vicki Madden, 220; Kathryn Miller, 211; Mary Knight, 204; Elisabeth LaPointe, 203. 3:15 PM League: first place, Pin Heads; second place, Wii Power; third place, High Rollers; fourth place, Strikes and Spares; fifth place, Strike Outs; sixth place, King Pins. Men’s High Games: Juan Fuentes, 200. Women’s High Games: Pat Stokes, 264; Jan Blackburn, 247; Diane Price, 227; Valerie Hulsey, 226; Nicole Reed, 223; Maurine Bennett, 220; Marie Haverson, 217; Debbie Miller, 209; Shirley Jamison, 208; Barbara Koch, 206; Barbara Ford, 204; Vicki Jackanich, 202. Subs High Games: Joanne Abrams, 244; Sue Bowman, 209; Betty Groce, 203. Our website has team schedules to remind team captains when it’s their week to bring cookies and either help setup or tear down equipment. A total of 48 cookies per team seems to be the magic number.

lifelong learning 10th anniversary reservation form Name(s): ______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone:________________________ E-mail:______________________________________ Amount paid:______

Make checks payable to OLL. Please leave this form with your check or cash in an envelope at the OVA Office or mail to Wendy James at 462 Starry Knoll Court (538-5426). Deadline for reservations is Friday, August 12.

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The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016

Fitness Club

Holistic Yoga

nJohn Phillips

Let Us Talk About the Chest Press

Our chest press machine is number 9. There are some tricks to setting this machine up and it is probably best to come in and attend one of my orientations or seminars on the chest, so that I can show you all the little ins and outs of the machine. What I would like to discuss is the form in which the exercise should be performed. If you are able to get the form down you should be able to perform the chest press on almost anything. I mean on a bench, a ball or the machine. The main thing that I keep stressing in most of the exercises that you perform, you should maintain your core. This places the spinal column in a neutral position, so when you are lying

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

Remember your big trip to China when you saw all those people waving their arms and circling their hips in strange ways in the local parks? You knew it was Tai Chi and wished you could join in with the fun. Now you can, in the privacy of our own Upper West Rec. Center. The class meets on Thursdays from 9–10 a.m. I began Tai Chi 45 years ago and eventually began teaching on the cruise ships along the great rivers of China as well as some retirement communities and colleges in California. I would love to show you what I learned which mainly develops our balance and stretches our ligaments, improves our flexibility, deepens our breathing and reduces stress. Tuition is $75 for a five-class beginners’ workshop. Classes do not have to be consecutive in case you have conflicts in your schedule. Pre-registration is required, so do call me at 3185284 to register or ask questions. I would love to talk to you.

nDonna Connell (IYT)

back on a bench or sitting in the machine there should a natural curvature in the spine, meaning that there should be a slight space between the lower back and the bench. This may sound odd to some of the old-time workout people who had a trainer or someone telling them to flatten out their back. The main reason for the change is that we have discovered that if the core and spinal column is in neutral position then this automatically places the muscles that we are trying to work in the proper position to work. If we flatten the back out then it causes the chest and pelvis to turn slightly down changing the position of the pectoral muscles and placing the work on the front deltoids, it also works the core. The more muscles we incorporate in an exercise the more calories we burn and the more fat we will burn along with building a stronger better core. Another component of the exercise is where the elbows and hands should be in conjecture to the body. The closer the hands are held together the more triceps you will be working, the further apart the more outer portion of the chest will be worked. If working the chest is the goal then the hands should be somewhere in between, usually right over the elbow. The elbow placement is whether they should be lower and closer to the bottom of the rib cage or higher and closer to the shoulders. The higher the elbows are the more deltoid and rotator cuff will be doing the work. The lower the elbows are the more the chest will be doing the work. If you feel the work being done in the shoulder, move the elbows toward the lower rib cage and it should move the work lower in the chest. If you have any questions regarding the above or anything regarding working out or health, please stop by the Central Center and the Fitness Center or call me 494-9086 or E-mail: I look forward to seeing you at the gym.

Afternoon Exercise Class nBetsy Smith

Saturday Morning Meditation Please join us for Saturday morning meditation. We are a group of 20–25 meditators and have been meeting at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday since 2005. After a brief talk, there is a 40-minute period of silent meditation. We sit in a circle in comfortable chairs, although anyone wishing to sit on a floor cushion is welcome to do so. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barbara Kanowick at or 539-2733. WHEN: Every Saturday morning promptly at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Central Activities Center, Room B.


There is a smaller meditation group consisting of 8-10 people that is held on Tuesday at 4 p.m. In this group, we simply sit together for 30 minutes. The Tuesday group is held in the Art Room of the Central Activities Center.

WHEN: Tuesdays—Aerobics, Thursdays—Balance and Strength. No classes July 5 and 7 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@ Summer is here! 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.

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

r Fitness e t a W nCathy Rapp

Have you been thinking about water aerobics but hesitate to be seen in a bathing suit? Not to worry. The days of the yellow polka-dot bikini are long gone, though you still must tip-toe into the water. After that, we’re all wet and what matters is that we’re there! Please gather up the courage to join in. To add your name to the water aerobics E-mail list and receive news about classes, cancellations in case of rain or pool closures, contact me at 537-9281 or

spring water aerobics schedule west pool

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


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016

Forrest Yoga nCarol King, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)

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


The July workshop is cancelled as July 2 is a holiday weekend. The next yoga workshop will be Saturday, August 6, 1–2:30 p.m., West Rec. Center—Lower Level.

Slow down so you can breathe, feel, strengthen and heal

Challenge yourself and explore yoga poses safely in a supportive and compassionate environment. I guide students with hands-on adjustments and modify poses as needed. My classes integrate breath and core strengthening with a focus on alignment. Let your stress level decrease while you increase your energy level, strength, flexibility and focus. Perfect for new students, senior students and advanced students who need a more restful practice. People with injuries or

conditions are encouraged to attend. Classes cover breath work (pranayama), postures (asana) and strengthening core work. Ease your back and relax your neck! Feel stronger on and off the mat. My classes are appropriate for all levels. Equipment: Bring your mat, water and any props you need—like blocks, straps and yoga blankets. A beach towel can be used in place of a yoga blanket so please bring one. I supply a limited amount of props to share. I am a certified Forrest yoga instructor. I am passionate about helping others feel better in their bodies. I also teach Chair classes and Stretch and Balance classes. Feel free to contact me at carolking1234@yahoo. com, 696-5464. Please see for more information about me, Forrest Yoga, local classes near Oakmont and Saturday workshops.

nTeresa Woodrum

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

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

Neighborhood Watch News nShirley Hodgkins and Patricia Hewes


Santa Rosa Police ask that we report anything stolen, no matter how small. This can lead to patterns of crime in certain areas. Call police for any suspicious activity. The number to call for non­emergencies is: 528­-5222. A resident saw three young men on the golf course one evening at dusk. They had golf clubs in their hands but otherwise seemed out of place. She did not report it. The next day a bathroom on the golf course had been vandalized. Do not hesitate to call. Never put yourself in any situation that could create a problem. Suspicious behavior is anything out of the ordinary. Beware of utility or maintenance workers; do not let them in unless you have called them. See it. Recognize it. Report it. When you call, have detailed information available: for a person, gender and any other pertinent information; for a vehicle, color, vehicle type (two or four-door, truck or van), make and model and license number if possible.


Typical crimes for Oakmont are: 1. Burglary, 2. Fraud and scams, 3. Elder abuse—financial, emotional, physical. We are a trusting generation which makes us ripe for scams and fraudulent schemes. Scam artists really target our age groups, especially in the computer area. If you are planning to be away from home, let a neighbor know. You can call the Santa Rosa Police front desk to report that to the police as well. Call 543­ 3600. Cancel mail and deliveries. Have a neighbor put out your garbage cans. Your COPE representative has an Away from Home Notice to inform your neighbors as well. The 911 number is to report emergencies and crimes in progress.


Summer Party

WHEN: Saturday, July 23, 6 p.m. 5–7:30 p.m. Cookout on the Greensward: burgers and pulled pork sandwiches with fries, prices to be announced. WHERE: Berger Center TICKETS: $15. Food will be available for purchase. Please bring your favorite beverage. Even if you are not attending the Summer Party, Jeff Tyler, Palooza’s smiling chef welcomes you to enjoy the cookout on the Berger greensward. Our Kenwood neighbor, Palooza hopes to make this a summer evening to celebrate.

All Request DJ Dance Party Summer Party ticket purchase form

Tickets $15, payable to “Oakmont Health Initiative.” You may leave checks in the OHI Folder in the OVA Office, or mail them to Oakmont Health Initiative, c/o Tom Woodrum, 12 Valley Green, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Or pay online at our website: Oakmont Health Initiative Summer Party: site/oakmonthealthinitiative/summer-party. Name of attendees:_____________________________________________________________________________ E-mail (to confirm receipt of payment)____________________________________________________________

Most thieves are looking for an easy grab. Don’t make it easy for them: 1. Lock all house doors including any door that leads into the interior of the house from the garage. 2. Lock your car, even in your driveway. 3. Do not leave valuables in a car, including in the trunk. 4. Do not leave your garage door open. There have been too many reports of items stolen out of garages.


The Neighborhood Watch signs you see posted throughout Oakmont have been purchased by HOA’s or individual parties. They are an important part of our Neighborhood Watch program. Please look around and see if you need one in your neighborhood. They can be ordered at the OVA Office by Ofelia Roman. The cost is $39.97, plus shipping.

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The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016

Single Boomers Social Club nCarolita Carr

Let’s Dance—Together!

Solo Aging with Dr. Sara Zeff Geber July 12, 6 PM, East Rec. Center

If you are over 60 and single, you will want to join us for this unique talk. Dr. Sara Zeff Geber will discuss the joys and challenges of aging when you don’t have a spouse or partner living with you. Dr. Geber will share with us the plusses and minuses of being a “Solo Ager,” and how to take advantage of the positive aspects, while lowering your risks of isolation and loneliness. Sara Zeff Geber, a resident of Santa Rosa, is one of the authors of the 2013 book, Live Smart After 50, and wrote the chapter “Retiring Solo” for Not Your Mother’s Retirement, published in 2014. Dr. Geber is an expert in the retirement transition and aging. She works primarily with baby boomers, delivering seminars, workshops, and individual coaching to help people have a productive and fulfilling post60 life. She is founder and principal consultant at LifeEncore ™, a company she started in 2010. At this time, Sara is finishing a book on Solo Aging, which will be published in 2017. SBSC will provide light refreshment, and as always BYOB. Last month Single Boomers met at the Berger Center to carpool to the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery. The occasion was not to bury anyone, but to take advantage of their Stones and Images tour. While strolling along the pathways, we learned the symbolism of ivy, acorns, broken columns and clasped hands. We learned why the tombstones of those who fought for the Confederacy come to a point at the top, and why the grave of the lone Canadian citizen is so well cared-for. (The Confederates didn’t want any Yankees sitting atop their tombstones and the Canadian government looks after the graves of Canadians scattered around the globe.) This cemetery is truly a gem, located in our own

nTerry Whitten

Single Boomers share a laugh with Cemetery Docent.

backyard, and they offer a variety of tours. Check it out at Also, June found us visiting the Quail Inn to support our own Rico McDaniel, as his trio entertained in the bar. We also gathered together to enjoy the swing band music at the Berger Center—thank you, OVA! Then there was the 50s-style music “At the Hop,” where we danced the night away—thank you, Boomers! Our own Mixer, on June 23 provided a relaxing venue for conversation, sipping wine and enjoying goodies provided by our membership. Coming the first half of July in addition the July 12 Seminar: July 4th: BBQ at Sharon Castle’s home. RSVP, please. July 7: Sleepless in Seattle, St. Francis Winery lawn, meet at Berger Center, 6:30 p.m. 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. If you are single, live in Oakmont, and would like to participate in fun activities, join us by filling out the attached application form, or pick up one in the Single Boomers Social Club folder at the OVA Office. Remember your age doesn’t matter.


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:_____________________________________________________________________________________

nCarol Decker


The Annual Oakmont Art Association Show will be held on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, with set-up on Oct. 13. Look for your entry packet the beginning of August. They will be sent by E-mail to those who have computers, and snail mail to the rest of the membership. If you are interested in showing your art at this event and are not currently a member, now is a good time to join! We recently received a letter from Santa Rosa Junior College, thanking the Art Association for our continued scholarship support. Rachael Cutcher, Manager of Scholarship Programs, writes: “The Santa Rosa Junior College Art Department and Office of Scholarship Programs are pleased to recognize and thank the Oakmont Art Association for their continued generous support of SRJC

WHAT: Jitterbug Swing classes WHEN: Either Saturdays, July 2 and 9, 3:45–5 p.m., or Wednesdays, July 13 and 20, 3:45–5 p.m. WHERE: Lower West Rec. COST: $10/pp for single class; $28/pp in advance for four classes which can be taken over several months SPECIAL RATE FOR JULY: $5 per person per class Are you interested in learning the basic steps of social partner dancing? Imagine being able to dance the basic steps and moves in Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Nightclub 2-Step, Salsa and other dances. Classes will be starting in July and will meet on two Saturday afternoons and two Wednesdays afternoons. Come to either Saturdays, Wednesdays or both. The same material will be taught on Saturdays and Wednesdays. A different dance will be taught each month. No partners required. We will rotate partners during the class. For the month of July, the dance taught will be Jitterbug Swing (also called Single Time Swing.) Swing is an upbeat, fun and versatile dance that can be danced to many types of music ranging from Big Band music to Rock ‘n Roll to fast Foxtrot music as well as contemporary tunes. If you have a partner, that’s great. However, I do know we are short on male leaders here in Oakmont. I’d like to invite any ladies who are interested to come and learn how to lead some basic steps. Once you learn, you will never be without someone to dance with in Oakmont and other venues. Leading can be as much fun as following! Aside from being fun and a great way to get exercise, a number of studies have shown that dancing on a regular basis may reduce the possibility of cognitive decline and may actually increase mental acuity. Many of you have seen me doing partner, freestyle and line dancing at a lot of our Oakmont dances. I started Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing in the 1990’s and competed as an amateur with both professional and amateur dance partners for about seven years. Most recently, I have been teaching both partner and line dancing at The Ballroom dance studio in Rohnert Park. I also was a co-organizer and performer in the 2015 Dance Showcase here in Oakmont that was a benefit for the Oakmont Health Initiative. I love to dance and I love teaching others to dance! If you want more information, please E-mail me (Terry Whitten) at or call me at 539-6265 (home) or (415) 265-7590 (cell.) I hope to see you on the dance floor!

Oakmont Art Association students through the gift of scholarship. Oakmont Art Association scholarship recipients are selected through a juried process led by faculty member Hiroshi Fuchigami and his colleagues in the Art Department. Three scholarship winners will be offered $2,000 each upon transfer from SRJC to a fouryear school in the 2016/17 academic year. “This generous scholarship award provides much needed financial support as these students transition to the next stage of their educational journey. With this year’s gift, the Oakmont Art Association has exceeded $25,000 in scholarship contributions to encourage students to pursue their dreams and reach their goals!”


Trips 4U, a local independent tour operator, is offering a tour of the new SFMOMA on Wednesday,

July 20. This is not on Art Association-sponsored tour, but the board wanted to advise our members of this opportunity, since the new facility is quite amazing. Designed in partnership with architecture firm Snøhetta, the 235,000-square-foot building expansion will more than double the museum’s exhibition space, add art-filled free-to-the-public galleries, and open the building to the surrounding neighborhood. The expanded museum will showcase a growing SFMOMA collection along with the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, one of the world’s greatest collections of modern and contemporary art. Learn more about SFMOMA’s transformation at future. Cost for transportation and admission is $85; $99 includes a docent-led architectural tour. For more information and registration, go to


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016

American Mah Jongg Club nMarie Haverson

Oakmont Rainbow Women Celebrate LGBT Pride nKathy Cirksena and Jeanne DeJoseph


If you want to meet some new friends and have a great time while doing so, then the American Mah Jongg Club is the club for you! We meet at the East Rec. Center every first and third Monday of the month. There will be no meeting on July 4. Have a Happy 4th of July! Our next Mah Jongg meeting will be on July 18. Check-in time is 12:30 p.m., games start at 1 p.m. until approx. 3:30 p.m. at the East Rec. Center. Dues are $1 per meeting. The money is used for club parties and expenses as needed. Sorry, we only have openings for experienced players or teams at this time! We will see you July 18.

Saturday, June 18 marked the fifth annual Rainbow Women Pride Picnic with almost 100 members, friends, families and neighbors in attendance. We started with a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the Orlando gay bar massacre that happened earlier in the week, with a remarkable rendition of “Amazing Grace” led by our own Claudine Simpson. We appreciated Oakmont allies who came to their first picnic, to celebrate with us and show solidarity for the movement for LGBT civil rights.

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.


July 1: Ellen Butterman July 8: Larry Fee July 15: Bob Faux 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

As usual, an amazing bounty of homemade food and drink—from healthy salads to corn on the cob to brownies and cobbler—was found in the delicious picnic fare. Twenty pounds of Roe’s famous BBQ ribs disappeared in a flash. Our favorite homegrown musical group, The Oakie Folkies, provided hand clappin’ finger snappin’ sing-along fun. ORW members Dianne, Dixie and Elaine, of the new “Oakmont Ukesters,” strummed ukuleles and sang along, with Sherri Hoefling on bass. Of note, Pride Month was also represented that week on Cassie’s E-blast with a Rainbow Flag banner

and a Buddhist prayer for Orlando and humanity at the end. ORW thrives in part due to the welcoming atmosphere of the Oakmont community.

An extra special evening at ORW’s July Meeting

Golden Anniversaries are very rare—they embody enduring love and a strong bond that have survived the vagaries of life for half a century. This July we will join Pat Olive and Roe Estes as they celebrate their 50th anniversary on July 14 at 7 p.m. in the East Rec. (our usual meeting time and place). This joyous occasion gives us all reason to reflect on and appreciate our love for each other, whether partnered or not. Picture this: University of Oklahoma, 1966. Pat met Roe at a softball game, and then Pat went swimming, and Roe was the lifeguard, and then Pat went to the library and Roe was the librarian. They went to coffee… and the rest is history! They are inviting all Rainbow Women to join them—a community supporting and celebrating their life together. There will be sweet and savory snacks, champagne punch and other beverages. Reminisce about relationships and enjoy entertaining tales woven by Elaine Storyteller. With so much distressing news these days, it’s a great delight to have a chance to be together and celebrate things like 50 years of living and loving.

Cabaret with Suede Saturday, September 24!

Tickets are going quickly for the amazingly talented Suede, who’s been performing women’s music across the globe for many years. Be sure to get tickets at the July meeting. BYOB to the concert while the ORW Board provides table snacks. Suede plays piano, guitar and trumpet, a consummate song stylist like Tony Bennett and company—the classic singer’s singer. An East Coast phenom and she’s coming to Oakmont! Tickets are limited because the Berger will be set up with tables. So, come to the cabaret!

Oakmont Visual Aids Bridge Marathon SIR Branch #92 nDr. Jim Knapp

July Meeting announcement

Hood Branch 92 of Sons in Retirement is pleased to announce a very interesting speaker for our July 12 meeting at Berger Center in Oakmont. Dr. Michael Barrington is the author of a well-received narrative The Bishop Wears No Drawers. It deals with his time as a young British priest in Nigeria and the cultural, ecclesiastical and human intricacies that shaped his experiences there. The book has received glowing reviews and promises to be the foundation for a very entertaining program. SIR is a gentleman’s club promoting fellowship and shared experiences to help enrich the lives of its members. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month, starting with a social hour at 11:15 a.m. with libations, followed by luncheon and top-rated speakers in a variety of fields. Twice a year there is a Ladies’ Luncheon or Holiday Dance including our wives, and we have a number of sporting events, outings, and arranged travels as a group. For more information about SIR, contact me at (415)336-8844.

nDorrelle Aasland

It is sign-up time for next year’s marathon. Each couple alternates playing at a different opponent’s home. We all share hosting and play at an agreed upon date.

Please send the form below to me by July 25. We welcome new members and if you don’t have a partner we will try to assign you one. Call me at 537-1518.


It is sign-up time for this season’s Oakmont Visual Aids Bridge Marathon. Please fill in the form below and return, along with your check for $15, made out to Oakmont Visual Aids. Mail both to Dorrelle Aasland, 7358 Oakmont Dr., 537-1518. Please note on your sign-up the name of your partner! New players, or those needing a partner, are welcome and should call Dorrelle as soon as possible. Deadline for your check is July 25. We will be starting in September through April. Advanced: Name______________________________________________ E-mail____________________________________ Address__________________________________________________ Phone______________________________ Partner____________________________________________________________ Intermediate: Name______________________________________________ E-mail____________________________________ Address__________________________________________________ Phone______________________________ Partner____________________________________________________________


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nStephanie Wrightson

Tennis Club racquets—but some will be on display. To sign up, submit your payment/coupon no later than July 5 (no drop-ins). The cost is $7 for OTC members/$10 for nonmembers and includes breakfast and/or tennis. Wristbands will be issued at the event check-in table. Proceeds will support the grand year-end OTC dinner-dance. Questions? Contact Cinda (breakfast) or Michael (tennis), 5379763, See you there, mate—it will be blindingly brilliant!


Pete Boyle McCoy and Pappy Doug Smith before the feud.

Clan leaders John Gray Hatfield and Pete Boyle McCoy.


tennis and social event for members and their guests, as well as former members. Whether you still play or not, don’t miss this unusual sartorial happening. Breakfast begins on the West Court patio at 8 a.m. and will include, among other items, strawberries and cream, scones with marmalade and jam, croissants, cream cheese, fruit, coffee, lemonade, iced tea and Cinda’s utterly smashing cucumber sandwiches. Mixed Doubles Social Tennis (dues-paying members first) will commence at 8:15 a.m. Michael will contact participants with approximate start times. Show up in your tennis whites (yes, whites!) and bring your racquet. And, no, you do not have to play with wood

Please contact OVA resident Bev Schilpp by phone, 538-4293 or E-mail, to publish the name and date of death of your loved one in the Oakmont News.

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On Saturday, July 9, 8–11 a.m., break out the traditional white tennis attire. Cinda (Social Director) and Michael Gough are bringing back Woods and Whites in the best tradition of Wimbledon! This is a


Contact Eva McGinn (538-7176) or Chuck Hinckley (520-4565) to help provide a fun learning experience for kids during Grandparents’ Week tennis sessions July 25–27. Eva is coordinating the intro session for the youngest participants on July 26.

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Patriarchs John Gray Hatfield and Peter Boyle McCoy led their clans into hand-to-racquet battle. And the winners were—the Hatfields, 8 to 5. Afterwards, a repast of fried chicken and all the fixin’s (except moonshine) was enjoyed by all.

Celebrate the biggest sporting event of 2016 to be held in Rio. This OTC tennis contest is reminiscent of World Cup 2014. Sign up by August 2: contact Doug ( or 303-949-3239) or George ( or 843-4527). Provide your name, phone number and skill level (A-B-C); or sign up online. The captains (US and foreign born) will select their team. Decorations/costumes reflecting ancestry will add to the festivities (but aren’t required). Meet at the West Courts, August 6, 8 a.m. where coffee and light refreshments will be served (contact George if you would like to contribute a refreshment). The medal presentation and international picnic will follow tennis. Food provided by OTC; BYOBeverage.

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In the Spotlight: Meet Pat Barclay, Mr. Volunteer nGrace Boyle

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of profiles of your neighbors, community members with interesting backgrounds who bring vibrancy to Oakmont.

During a recent Movies At volunteers and says: “We all need Oakmont, the scheduled film to step up and provide support.” would not show. Host Barbara Barclay earned a degree in Bowman made a quick phone computer science from West call, then told 100 disappointed Coast University and worked viewers getting ready to leave: as a computer programmer for “Don’t anyone go. Someone is the aerospace industry in Silicon coming to fix it.” Resident Pat Valley. He retired in 2005 and with Barclay arrived at the Berger wife Trish moved to Oakmont. Center within minutes, adjusted One of their two daughters lives some cables and the movie went in Bennett Valley, the other in San on. Francisco. Earlier, Barclay was called During his career, Barclay to the East Rec. Center to fix a started a sideline job in video static sound system for Sunday production. When he moved here, Pat Barclay, left, and Mike Noble do a Symposium, then responded to a sound and video facilities were routine service of generators stored in call from a frantic resident whose almost nil. He and resident Mike OEPC’s emergency shed at the East Rec. computer had stopped working. Center. Emergency sheds are also located at Noble volunteered to help design He ended the day working on a West Rec. and Berger. (Photo by Peter Boyle) and install the audio-visual training agenda for the Oakmont facilities in Berger, East and West Rec. Centers and Central Activity Center. Emergency Preparedness Committee, a volunteer When OVA’s Emergency Preparedness Committee organization he heads as board chairman. (OEPC) needed a new board chairman in 2014, That pretty much describes a typical day for Pat Barclay volunteered. He oversees drills simulating Barclay. emergency response to an earthquake, an Annadel Barclay shrugs off accolades for all the volunteer wild fire, a terrorist attack. “The last emergency we work he does and says: “Volunteering is what simulated,” says Barclay, “was an excessive heat Oakmont residents are supposed to do. Oakmont wave that took down the power grid, leaving elderly was founded as a volunteer-run community with low residents in their homes without air conditioning dues. It’s in the bylaws. We don’t advertise Oakmont while the temperature hit 120-130 degrees. We are that way, so people moving here are not pressed to fortunate that so far we have not had to respond for volunteer and don’t realize the implications of not real.” doing so. If all volunteers were to dry up, Oakmont OEPC currently has 100 volunteers and could use would have to hire a management company like 100 more. “If interested drop your name in the OEPC similar active adult communities and watch our dues folder at OVA or give me a call. I’m in the book,” he go through the roof.” said in an interview. He points out that only 19 people receive salaries Barclay shies away from mentioning his awards— here—OVA’s manager and staff of six and a dozen OVA’s Volunteer of the Year, which he shares with maintenance workers. OVA’s governing boards and Mike Noble, and Community Appreciation Award. numerous committees are all huge voluntary jobs, He likes to keep a low profile but with his size (he’s as are all athletic, entertainment, and educational an athletic 6’6”) he stands out, in more ways than one. programs. He guesses that only 10% of the community

Opening the Finest Doors in Oakmont

Playreaders nNorma Doyle

On July 4 and 11 Rebecca Kokemor will present the play The Gingerbread Lady by Neil Simon. Simon is arguably the most successful playwright in the United States with a record number of Tony nominations, a Pulitzer prize, multiple Oscar nominations, four Emmys and at one time four plays running simultaneously on Broadway. The Gingerbread Lady is a departure from Simon’s previous lighthearted plays and is a dark drama with comic overtones. It centers on a cabaret singer whose career and health have been destroyed by alcohol. Having just completed a stint in a rehab facility to overcome her addiction, she returns home to the welcome of friends with their own problems—an overly vain woman who fears the loss of her looks, an actor in danger of losing a part in a play, her devoted but anxious teenage daughter, and a worthless exlover. Her efforts at hosting a party crumble when she falls off the wagon and careens toward a tragic end. Playreaders for The Gingerbread Lady include Jini Bauer, Dennis Hall, Dennis Hall and Jackie Kokemor.

Playreaders for The Cocktail Hour in late May were: Ron White, Ginny Smith, Charlie Ensley, Sandy White and Norma Doyle.

Playreaders for The West Side Waltz in early June were: (standing) Dennis Hall, Jane Borr and Norma Doyle and (seated) Rebecca Kokemor, Jerry Gow and Honora Clemens.

Table Tennis Club

Marie McBride


Private Line 6520 Oakmont Drive



240 Oak Shadow Drive Sweet Oakwood with large yard and mountain view

7371 Oakmont Drive Diamond in the rough on a spectacular view lot



122 Old Oak Lane Remodeled Manzanita with park-like garden

425 Deerfield Circle Expanded and remodeled Poplar plan

in escrow CalBRE #01169355

6457 Mesa Oaks Court Sylvan 31 with views

Are you thinking of selling this summer, or just curious about your home’s value? Please call me for a confidential and complimentary COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS.

nKay Kim

Weather has been hot for outdoor sports. Fortunately, Oakmont Village has the best indoor sport, Ping-pong, in West Creation Center upstairs. NIH studies show that “taking it easy” is risky for aging population. Exercise is also a natural mood enhancer. When you work out, the body releases endorphins that make you feel young and energetic. Come to play ping-pong with us.

Drop-in Session Schedule

Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 noon Wednesdays: 12 noon–2:30 p.m. Thursdays: 3–5:30 p.m. Fridays: 3–5:30 p.m. Sundays: 12 noon–4 p.m. (bring your own partner) As a complex game of mind, soul and body, table tennis is one of the most beneficial sports for aging population, improving mental and physical conditions alike. It’s an excellent investment for your well-being. Contact Information: Kay Kim at 318-0644 or Bob Vogenthaler at 537-3040.


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016

nBarbara Bowman

Movies At Oakmont

WHERE: Berger Center SCREENING DAY AND TIME: Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. HOSTS: Holly Blue, Barbara Bowman, Chris Decker, Ernie Erler, Al Haggerty, Carol Haggerty, Priscilla Naworski and Alexis Paradisoff-Melteff NOTE: All films are shown with English subtitles when possible. They are free of charge—compliments of the OVA.


After emigrating from Ireland, Ellis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) readily adapts to the vastly different New York City, where she falls for a young Italian. But when tragedy pulls her back to her hometown, she finds her loyalties divided between two nations—and two men. A rich period drama—moving, vibrant and funny—about family, independence and the pain of separation. The film won Academy Award and Gold Globe nominations for Best Picture and Best Actress. (2015), PG-13, 111 minutes.

Sunday, July 10, 7 pm CAROL

Living in a 1950s society that considers lesbian romance taboo, two women from disparate backgrounds—young store clerk Therese Belevet (Rooney Mara) and wealthy socialite Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett)—develop an attachment to each other that ultimately turns passionate. Beautifully filmed, with elegant costuming and sets, and superbly acted by Blanchett and Mara, both nominated for Oscars. The film also received Oscar nominations for its Score and Screenplay. (2015), R, 118 minutes.

Sunday, July 17, 2 pm WAITRESS

Jenna (Keri Russell) is a waitress whose fabulous pies are about the only sweet ingredient in an otherwise dreary existence. That is, until an unwanted pregnancy breed unexpected romance between Jenna and an attractive doctor. This charmer is a frank and funny examination of the fears brought on by impending motherhood. Andy Griffith shines in an atypical role. (2007), PG-13, 104 minutes.

Sunday, July 17, 7 pm THE SWImSUIT ISSUE

Unfortunately for the guys on Sweden’s only all-male synchronized swim team, a passion for their sport does not necessarily equal a proficiency in it. But that’s not going to stop these middle-aged mermen in their quest for the world championship. A humorous tale of courage, triumph and gender reversal, the film gently touches on issues not usually found in comedies: hard times, fragmented families, reverse discrimination. A film festival audience favorite. (2008), NR, 100 minutes. (In Swedish.)

For Your Refrigerator/Wallet

Sunday, July 3: No films shown, Independence Day Weekend Sunday, July 10, 2 p.m.: Brooklyn, (2015), PG-13, 111 minutes. Sunday, July 10, 7 p.m.: Carol, (2015), R, 118 minutes.

Sunday, July 17, 2 p.m.: Waitress, (2007), PG-13, 104 minutes.

Sunday, July 17, 7 p.m.: The Swimsuit Issue, (2008), NR, 100 minutes.

New Oakmont Travel and Adventure Club nSeptember Holstad

I am starting an Oakmont Travel and Adventure Club. This club would meet to discuss destinations in the US and around the world, share travel tips, and share ideas for future travel destinations with other Oakmont residents. On occasion we may have guest speakers who will give insights to specific destinations or travel styles. I don’t foresee charging dues to be a member, but in order to apply for recognition by the OVA Board, I will need a list of interested residents. If you would be interested in joining such a club, please E-mail me at with your name, E-mail address and telephone number, or call me at (404) 272-2902. I would like to meet about six times a year, generally in the evening. This would be a fun and informational club for all Oakmont residents.


Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies nSue Hattendorf, COPE Director

Do You Have a COPE Team Leader in your Neighborhood?

As can be expected, due to normal attrition, we periodically have to solicit new COPE team leaders. This time, new COPE leaders are needed in the following areas. Check to see if your neighborhood is one of them. If not, then you already have a COPE leader. Call me to know his/her name if you don’t know who that person is: Aspen Meadows Circle, 12–55; Deerfield Circle, 401–425; Fairfield Drive, 6617–6711, 6855–6928, 7110–7170, 7200–7236; Glengreen, 1–21; Greenfield Circle, 304–370; Hood Mountain Circle, 8808–8830, 8832–8854; Meadowridge Drive, 6363–6390, 6519–6563 odd, 6534–6564 even, 6567–6597 odd, 6568–6596 even; Miramonte Court, 345–369; Miramonte Place, 309–322, 342–374; Mockingbird Circle, 331–395; Mountain Vista Lane, 207–273. Oak Brook Court, 460–504; Oak Island Drive, 164–186; Oak Leaf Drive, 7223–-7347, 7544–7561; 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, 9330–9357; Oak Trail Court, 8839–8859; Oak Trail Drive, 8811–8838. Oak Vista Lane, 509–518; Pin Oak Place, 3–11; Pine Valley Drive, 6479–6503; Pythian Road, 320–360 even, 327–349 odd, 461–473; Rockgreen Place, 350–374; Singing Woods Lane and Place, 409–477; Starry Knoll Court, 454–470; Stone Bridge Road, 6328–6344; Stonecroft Terrace, 6550–6581; Twin Lakes Drive, 336–357; Valleygreen, 1–24; Walnut Orchard Way, 7512–7547; White Oak Drive, 177–205, 400–422; Woodgreen Street, 11–22; Woodley Place, 407–444. 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!


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016





George’s furniture repair and refinishing, antiques and caning. Oakmont references. 30 years Best prices on Gutter Guard experience. Free estimates. Call George installation! Careful, professional, quality work. Call Alex, 707-291-0429. at 987-3059.

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


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


Professional, experienced locksmith for all your security needs. Senior discount. Dependable, experts serving you and Call today! 539-6268. Wayne Carrington, your neighbors with excellence and integrity for over 20 years. Licensed, LCO #2411. bonded and insured. Senior discounts available. CA Lic. #854537. Find us HANDYPERSON on the web at www.onewayplumb. All trades, little fix-its and prickly net or call us at 537-1308 for all your puzzles. Plumbing, electrical, plumbing needs. assemblies, gardening and pruning too! $40/hr. Helping Oakmont since THE COMPUTER 1988. Lic. #560098. Jay Williamson, TROUBLESHOOTER 539-5217. Speedy Service, Friendly Tutoring, complete support for PC’s, Apples COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR and Mac’s, 300+ Oakmont customers HOME GREETING SERVICE served. John Bradford. 578-6305. Welcoming new residents since $40/hour. 1975. Have valuable local community information given on every visit. If you are new to Oakmont and have not had PAINTING, WALLPAPERING, FAUX FINISHES a home visit, please call Charlotte at Reasonable rates, free estimates, 538-9050. Oakmont references. Lic. #573530. Gary Luurs, 528-8489.


Plumbing, electrical, appliance, heating and air conditioning, general handyman (I can fix just about anything). 30 yrs. experience. Honest and reliable. Lic. #B32925. Call 536-9529, emergency—328-6635.


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


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


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


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


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




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



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

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


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


Good references. Caregiving built around your needs. Days and evenings. Call Pam at (707) 292-0661 or Corlina at 548-4482.


Huge selection of value-priced, new, used and re-conditioned golf carts for sale. Professional repairs, service. Many years servicing our friends in Oakmont. 584-5488.


General landscape, yard maintenance (with free fertilizer), high weed clearance, clean-up, hauling, trimming, pruning and gutters. Free estimates, references available. Tony Sandoval, 321-2958.


Free estimates, consultation. Oakmont references. License #527924. Call 539-3196.


Commercially licensed, transportation for Oakmont residents. P.U.C. 32055 owner-operated with several years experience. Oakmont homeowner too. Call Chris, (707) 206-5018.


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


This service is designed for the homebound/disabled and includes dental cleanings, teeth, gum and oral cancer assessments and fluoride treatments to help prevent future decay. Save the inconvenience of traveling and let me come to you! Please call Jill, 707703-3703 or E-mail jill_rdhap@yahoo. com for an appointment.


Retired health care worker seeking job as a caregiver. Flexible hours. Call Evelyne at 546-1365.


Dignity, compassion and exceptional medical and personal care by experienced Fijian couple. “We couldn’t have done it without them!”—Carol LOU DEMME PAINTING McConkie, 829-5461 or Liz Brock, When quality and reliability count, call 829-7755. on us! The Valley’s Premier Painting Contractor, 38 yrs. experience. Interior LYN’S HOUSE/PET SITTING and exterior painting specialist, drywall repairs and textures. Licensed Reliable, caring, mature and affordable. Call 539-1286 (home) or 480-1224 and insured. Call us for your free (cell). estimate today! 833-2890.


Home, business, move-outs. Windows, bed linen changing and more. Over 18 yrs. of experience. References upon request., 548-9482 or 542-8720.


15 yr. experience, licensed tech. Mani $20, Pedi $40, Combo $50. Call Linn, 225-2656.


Honest, loving, compassionate, reliable care. Serving Sonoma-Oakmont residents for almost 20 yrs. Assist with dementia, Alzheimer’s. Companionship and meal prep, medication reminders, incontinence care, housekeeping, etc. Finger printed by Council on Aging, IHSS and through the state. CNA, HHA. Affordable, exc. refs. 24-hr. care available. Call Martha L. at 236-5487.

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

Oakmont Onsite Personal Computer Services. Call Chuck for all things computer. VOM Rotary member, Caring for your pets as you would. Over computer instructor. References 25 yrs. experience. Dog and cat care. available, many satisfied Oakmont Daily schedules and routines. Day OR customers. $45/hr. 293-8011. overnight companionship. Insured and bonded. Call Alix, 637-6267, Sonoma.

Gavin Anderson, local Sonoma resident. 14 years experience. Senior pricing. Free estimates. Call 935-6334.

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

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




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

maintenance Office

oakmont News

Hours: Daily 6 AM–10 PM Tel 539-6720 Maintenance Building (next to Central Auditorium)

Tel 575-7200 E-mail:

Condominium Financial management (cfM)

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

architectural office

OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297

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

Bulletin Boards

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

Need a ride? give a ride! oakmont volunteer helpers We provide the following services to Oakmont Residents: n Transportation to medical/ dental appointments in Santa Rosa only n Grocery shopping to Safeway (at Calistoga Center only) n

COORDINATOR July 1–15 Barbara Lowell 538-0333 July 16–31 Joyce Andrews 539-8345

Meals on Wheels, 525-0383

If you would like to be a volunteer, please call 539-8996. Donations to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers are appreciated and tax deductible. Mail your check payable to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers, 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Thank you.

Please call the Volunteer Coordinator listed here, 9 AM–5 PM, Mon.–Fri. Rides before 9 AM or after 4 PM are subject to limited volunteer driver availability. No service on weekends or holidays. Please call at least three full working days prior to appointment. We regret that we are unable to provide either wheelchair or emergency service.


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


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

Blood Pressure clinic

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


SUMMER SCHEDULE Access to OVA pools is by magnetic card. Call OVA Office, 539-1611 if you need a permanent new member pool access card or to register for a temporary guest pool access card. West: 7 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Wednesdays for cleaning) East: 6:30 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Mondays for cleaning) Central: 5:45 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Tuesdays for cleaning) JACUZZI HOURS: Same as facility. No one under 18 years in West and East pools and Jacuzzis. Central Pool Children’s Hours: 11 AM–2 PM (Exception: 12 Noon –4 PM Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day.) Children must be accompanied by an OVA member or adult with a valid pool access card. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT ANY OVA POOL. ALL FACILITIES CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY.


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


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

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

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

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

locker rentals

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

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Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Hours: Daily 6 AM–9 PM. Closed Christmas Day. It is run by volunteers. All donations are gladly accepted. Materials we cannot use will be passed on to others.


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

Letters to the Editor Writer Guidelines

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

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


Schedules available at OVA office.

Association Manager Cassie Turner

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

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

E-mail List Do you want to stay updated on what is going on in Oakmont? Join the OVA E-mail list. You will receive Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Oakmont Notices, Meeting Announcements and the weekly Manager's Newsletter. To join, go to the OVA office and fill out a sign-up form, or visit www. and click the “join our E-Blast email list” link.


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2016

Just for Fun Game Club


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

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”—Muhammad Ali


Coming soon

For our July event we’re giving Heidi and her volunteers a well-deserved break and turning the planning over to Tom and Teresa Woodrum. As you know, the Woodrums always show us a good time, and the Oakmont Health Initiative’s All Request DJ Summer Party should be a blast. For this shindig you can guarantee that you’ll be able to boogie to your favorite tunes. When you check out the OHI website and/or reserve your spot, you’ll find a link where you can request golden oldies (or even today’s big hits) to be added to the playlist.

Burgers and pulled pork sandwiches will be available for purchase (Jeff Tyler, Palooza’s chef will be doing the cooking), so just BYOB and enjoy the “beach” party. Come on down to the Berger even if you’re not attending the party but would like to enjoy Palooza’s fine food. Proceeds will support the continuation of free fitness classes for all Oakmont residents.

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Tickets are on sale at site/oakmonthealthinitiative/summer-party, or leave your check (payable to Oakmont Health Initiative) in the OHI folder at the OVA office. (See the OHI article for the coupon.) You can also mail it to Oakmont Health Initiative, c/o Tom Woodrum, 12 Valley Green, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. WHEN: Saturday, July 23, 6 p.m. (Food Trucks from 5–7:30 p.m.) WHERE: Berger Center COST: $15 BRING: BYOB (and cash to purchase food)

Save the date

Our August event is one you will absolutely not want to miss. Johnny Vegas and the High Rollers roll into town. This is the first of two truly amazing bands we’ve signed up for this year (the other plays in October).

Known as “Marin County’s Mighty Nine-Piece Rock ‘n’ Soul Revue,” Johnny Vegas is certainly one of the finest bands to ever play in Oakmont and they bring a level of entertainment and musicality that is sure to please. Sign up early for this one. Mark your calendars: ticket sales begin July 15 and the event is August 20. More details will follow in future Oakmont News editions. WHEN: August 20 WHERE: Berger Center Boomer Trivia: Who said, “Who loves you, baby?”


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Linda Frediani Broker/Owner, 322-4519

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