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Oakmont’s Semimonthly Newspaper

Kathleen Connelly Named to Open Spot on OVA Board

June 1, 2017 • Volume 55, Number 11

Lifelong Learning

nAl Haggerty

Kathleen Connelly, a long-time Oakmont resident and former board member, has been chosen unanimously to fill the remaining year of Andie

Altman’s two-year term. Altman resigned last month to focus on new priorities. Board president Ellen Leznik, in announcing the Personnel Committee’s choice of Connelly at the May 16 board meeting at Berger Center, described her as a “non-partisan” and “neutral” candidate who was not involved in the recent bitterly Kathleen Connelly. contested board election. (Photo by Julie Kiil) She described Connelly as “very impressive” with wisdom and depth of knowledge. Connelly was an OVA Board member in 2010–11 and was vice president in 2011. She moderated two candidates’ forums in recent years. Director Frank Batchelor, who said he feared the naming of a “partisan” candidate, described Connelly as an “impressive person with experience” and said she had his “full support.” Other board members were unanimous in praising Connelly’s experience. Director Gloria Young said she “couldn’t be more thrilled” and Director Greg Goodwin said he looks forward to working with her. Leznik, who said serving on the board “is not for the faint of heart,” expressed her gratitude to all the residents who expressed interest in the board vacancy.


In a discussion of the 15% rock rule, which forbids the use of rocks on more than 15% of front yards (not including driveways and paths), Marianne Neufeld, chair of the Architectural Committee, said the rule in Oakmont’s CC&Rs, can be changed only with the approval of 75% of property owners. Since the total vote in any election does not approach 75%, any change is virtually impossible. Since the AC began enforcing the rule with board approval, Neufeld said only 119 of Oakmont’s 3,200 homes were found with excessive rock. She said almost half the violations have been corrected and she will personally assist anyone to meet the rule. She noted that anyone who can’t afford to comply can attach a covenant to their deed requiring new owners

to comply. Leznik stressed that the board is taking “a kind, gentle approach” to the issue. “There’s nothing to be afraid of,” she added. “We will work with you and help in every way possible.” Emphasizing the board’s determination to work with people, Batchelor said when he became aware of a 93-year-old woman who panicked when she got the rock rule violation letter, he took her to a nursery to buy nine plants and then dug the holes and planted them. Whatever the problem, he added, “Marianne will take care of it.”


The board voted 4-2 to assess 45 residents who requested a recount of votes in the April board election $92 each to cover the $4,142 cost of recount. This included $2,632 for the printing and mailing of the recount notice to all OVA members and the $1,510 cost of ballot inspections, the actual recount and mileage for the inspector of elections. Voting against the motion were directors Greg Goodwin and Batchelor, who argued that the $2,632 cost of informing members should not be included because OVA’s election rules are vague on the issue. However, OVA attorney Malcolm Manwell, said that although he agreed with Batchelor concerning the vagueness issue, he recommended the communitywide notice because of the controversy surrounding the election. He called either interpretation reasonable.


The board unanimously approved spending $128,440 for medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability and accidental death and dismemberment insurance for Oakmont’s 14 employees for 2017–18. This represents an 8.5% increase over the previous year. Association manager Cassie Turner attributed part of the increase to the fact that OVA had four fewer employees last year. A total of $133,000 was budgeted for the insurance. Leznik, addressing the issue of whether renters, as opposed to owners of OVA properties, can speak at board meetings, said all board members agreed that renters can speak. She said the OVA has no policy barring non-members from speaking. She cited free speech rights, adding that they don’t want to interfere with renters who have been in Oakmont for many years and have “earned the right to speak.” See board on page 3


Professor Bruce Elliott, right, a popular Lifelong Learning presenter, ended his class on the British Revolution: Kings, Queens and Knaves dressed in period costumes from the Victorian era. Several enthusiastic spring semester students also joined in the fun. Pictured with the professor are Simone and Arnold Sargent. (Photo by Julie Kiil)

Jazz and June Bug Event Planned for June 15 nStaff Report

An evening of “Jazz and June Bugs” featuring Campbell’s Jazz Soup band and the famous Southern cocktail will be held on Thursday, June 15 from 7–-9 p.m. in the Berger Center. The summer kick-off event, free to all Oakmont residents, is part of the “Bring Joy to the Community” series sponsored in part by the OVA. Campbell’s Jazz Soup is a San Rafael-based band that plays a blend of 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s jazz and swing at events, parties, festivals, and weddings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. They have been performing together for over two decades. For table reservations call the OVA office, 539-1611.

Explore Clubs nStaff Reports

The annual spring Join a Club Night will be held June 1 from 6–7:30 p.m. in the Berger Center. More than 50 of Oakmont’s 125-plus clubs and organizations will be represented. The event welcomes and encourages all Oakmont residents to visit with club representatives and find a fit for a special activity. Refreshments will be served.


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Regular Oakmont Association Committee Meetings nOVA Administration

nEllen Leznik

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

DATE 2nd Tues. Monthly 1st and 3rd Tues. Monthly

COMMITTEES DATE Communications (CC) / 2nd Mon. Monthly Community Development (OCDC) / 2nd Thurs. Monthly Finance (FC) / (temporarily cancelled) The Thursday before the Regular Board meeting Landscape Improvement Committee (LIC) 2nd Tues. Monthly League of Maintained Area Associations (LOMAA) Regular Meetings 1st Mon. Monthly Quarterly Meetings 1st Wed. (March, Sept., Dec.) LOMAA Workshop 2nd Thurs. (June) Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC) OEPC Board 1st Thurs. Monthly OEPC Community Meeting 3rd Thurs. (Jan., May, Sept.) 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.


TIME PLACE* 1:30 PM Conf. Rm. 1–3 PM Berger Center TIME PLACE* 9–11 AM Rm. B 11:30 AM–1:30 PM Rm. B 2–3:30 PM 10 AM–12 Noon

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12 Noon 7 PM 9 AM

Rm. B West Rec. West Rec.

2 PM 2 PM

Rm. B Berger Center

Locations Room B is in the Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Drive. Conf. Rm. is in the OVA Office, 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A Mgrs. Conf. Rm. is in the OVA Office, 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A

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Several residents urged the board to hold off on developing a community gathering spot on the site of the now canceled pickleball project behind the central pool until it learns if the city of Santa Rosa will approve the use of the East Recreation tennis courts for pickleball. They suggested the pickleball project could be revived if the city decides against pickleball at East Rec. Leznik disputed the claim that the proposal for a central gathering place was a “thinly veiled” scheme to fill the space and make a revival of the pickleball project unlikely. She said the site is now unsafe, littered as it is with broken concrete, and aesthetically

unpleasing. She said residents need a central gathering place and that residents have submitted some “amazing plans and ideas.” She said a town hall will be held to explore these ideas and promised the gathering place would be a “centerpiece of the community.” Batchelor said the central meeting place idea sets “the wrong priority,” adding that if the city rejects pickleball at East Rec., there is no “plan B,” meaning that there would be no pickleball in Oakmont because the site behind the pool would no longer be available. He added that the site could be cleaned up and the safety concerns addressed at little cost.

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Message From the OVA Board President

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Oakmont seems to have entered into a Renaissance in the last few months. Our community is full of energy—lots of new ideas, creative suggestions, fun activities, unusual club proposals and interesting events. Our facilities are busier than ever and even the streets are alive with activity.

There is a lot of chatter on Nextdoor, our social media hub, about starting new projects and requesting new facilities. But what does one do to take the next step to make their dreams a reality? Here are some guidelines: Form a club. Formally organizing a group of people who have expressed enthusiasm for a particular activity that you seek will give you an idea as to whether there is enough interest in Oakmont in such activity. If there are currently no facilities in Oakmont for this activity, start by using facilities elsewhere in Santa Rosa (e.g., public parks, sports facilities, etc.) as you grow your club. Create a business plan. If you plan on requesting that OVA provide a new facility, present a plan to the Board of Directors with the following information: description of your activity, reasons you think it should be supported and paid for by the OVA, the number of people who will be using the facility (make sure your data is defensible), a list of existing similar facilities outside of Oakmont and distance to those facilities from Oakmont, new construction vs. conversion of an existing facility, possible location(s) in Oakmont, projected cost, any expected opposition to the project from the community, and any other data or information in support of your business plan. Submit your plan to the Long Range Planning Committee. This committee is charged with evaluating and prioritizing OVA projects. Don’t try to get in front of the queue—unless your project addresses some safety issues it will be evaluated and prioritized against other pending and proposed projects. And please keep in mind that there are no guarantees that your project will be approved. Solicit community input. Speak at a Board meeting Open Forum. If you are an OVA-recognized club, consider organizing a Town Hall meeting to discuss your proposal with the community. Be prepared for the effort. Getting new projects off the ground involves a lot of work and commitment of time. If the project is approved, be prepared to serve on an ad-hoc committee charged with implementing it. Good luck with all your creative endeavors! By actively participating in our community, we hope that you will help us make Oakmont an even greater place to live.

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Art Association nCarol Decker

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

June 12: Here comes the sun! June 26: Bijou (2”) tiles 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

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Just for Fun Game Club nPhillip Herzog


A show previewing the artworks of artists participating in the upcoming Open Studios tour is now up in Berger Center until mid-July. There is also a binder containing biographies of the artists, which makes for some very interesting reading. The event is June 23, 24 and 25 with 23 open studio locations and 31 artists represented. The map and more information on the artists and which studios are open on Friday can be found at Paper copies of the map and a brochure will also be available at the corner of White Oak and Oakmont Drives on the days of the tour. Studio locations will be identified by bright yellow yard signs.


At the May 12 annual meeting of the Art Association, a new term of board officers was elected by acclimation. New or continuing board officers are as follows: President, Philip Wilkinson; Vice President, Linda Begelman; Secretary, Joanne Evilsizer; Treasurer, Joan Rumrill.


Watercolor Boot Camp Returns

Building on a very successful first session in April, Vic Marcelli is bringing back his Watercolor Bootcamp for Beginners on June 3 and 4 in the CAC Art Room from 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The fee for the two-session workshop is $100 and includes all materials and tools, except a hand towel which needs to be supplied by participants. Repeat students get $20 off the fee, if they bring their supply kit from the earlier workshop. Contact Dan Fishman to register:

Computer Art App Demo

A computer art demo will be held on June 9 at 1 p.m. in the Berger Center. There will be demos of Photoshop Elements, Art Rage on the iPad, and Painter Essentials on the Mac and also BeFunky, an online program. The aim is to show a little of each program’s capabilities and then get feedback from the audience on what might be well-received classes in the computer center. The meeting will be about an hour-long.

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The Just for Fun Game Club gathers to play games of all sorts and have fun. You name it, we’ll play it: board games, card games, tile games, dice games, etc., easy games, strategy games, complicated games, luck games, whatever. You don’t need to bring any games. All you need to do is be there. We meet every Saturday at 1 p.m. and on the second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Card Room in the Central Activity Center. We have lots of games on hand: Rummikub, Parcheesi, Bananagrams, Cribbage, Monopoly, Clue, Thryme, Settlers of Catan, The Pillars of the Earth, Pictionary, Yahtzee, Trivial Pursuit, Deluxe Rook, Skip-Bo, a poker set, several decks of cards, double 6 and double 12 dominoes and more! Someone usually brings: Phase 10, Sequence, Rack-O, Splendor, Indigo, Split, Uno as well as others. If you have any games that you would like to donate to the club temporarily or permanently, just let me know. We are always looking for more games to add to our collection. You can play games that you already know or learn a new game. If we don’t have what you want to play, bring the game with you. Those who are present decide which games to play or gamers can schedule ahead of time for certain games to play. The more the merrier! Our objective is to have fun. For more information email me at goldguyphil@ (previously my email address was wrong—I apologize; if you tried to contact me but didn’t get a response, please try again!) or call me at 843-3053. If you would like to join us, but our days and/or times don’t work for you, let me know and we’ll see if we can adjust the schedule or add another time that works. We hope to see you soon.

Investment Discussion Group nJohn Taylor

A new Oakmont group called InvestOAK has formed to discuss and exchange information on stock market investing. It has met several times since December 2016 with interested Oakmonters discussing investing strategies and techniques, market activity and major trends, and individual stocks of interest. These discussions have included such subjects as individual portfolio management, Exchange Traded Funds (ETF), Mutual Funds and the merits of some of the brokerage companies. There is considerable knowledge on such subjects available from some of the Oakmonters as well as the plethora of information on the internet just waiting to be accessed and organized by a member We expect, as the group matures, to spend more time on the merits of individual investment opportunities and the specific techniques used to evaluate them. Interested Oakmont residents are invited to attend the next meeting which is Friday, June 9, Room B, Central Activities Center For more information contact me at

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Oakmont Garden Club nPeggy Dombeck


“Every flower about a house certifies to the refinement of somebody.”—Robert G. Ingersoll

Sleep Apnea Kiwanis Club of Oakmont nJeff Davis

SEVENTH ANNUAL OAKMONT GARDEN TOUR Inviting all Oakmonters and their guests

We will tour six of our favorite Oakmont gardens. In addition, the Community Garden will be open for a tour. Reservations required. First-come, first-served basis. Contact Jean Whitridge at or call if needed at 538-1258 (email preferred). There will be no confirmation of your reservation. Deadline for sign-up is June 16. WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, June 20, Berger Center TIME: Meet at 9:45 a.m. to form carpools. Tour is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please be on time. We start promptly.


• Instead of growing thirsty annual flowers in your pots this summer, consider colorful perennial succulents that don’t need a lot of water. Try succulents like echeveria and sedum, which come in various colors. Plant in fast-draining cactus potting soil. • To keep a mature hedge from getting any bigger, trim it after the spring growth flush ends, cutting back the new growth close to its point of origin. Taper the sides of the hedge so that the bottom is wider than the top; that way sunlight will reach the base of the hedge and the lowest branches won’t die back. • Water and feed roses: keep the soil moist to the full depth of the roots, about 16”, watering deeply every 7 to 10 days or whenever the soil is dry at a depth of 3”. If you haven’t done so already, apply a 2” layer of mulch to conserve water. Fertilize after the each flush of blooms. Deadhead roses to encourage new blooms. • Fertilize camellias and azaleas and citrus. • Cut cannas to the ground after they bloom and they’ll send up new stems and bloom again. • Prune oleanders after bloom. • Stake tall plants such as dahlias, gladiolus and lilies as needed. Useful websites and phone numbers for gardening help:, (for pest information), Master Gardener’s information desk, 565-2608, 9 a.m.–12 noon and 1–4 p.m.



For the 28th consecutive year members and friends of the Oakmont Kiwanis Club will serve their highly popular (and highly delicious) Pancake Breakfast at Oakmont Gardens from 8 a.m.–12 noon on Saturday, June 10. This year’s event will include a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, eggs and beverages of all sorts as well as a raffle of gift baskets. The cost is only $10 per adult and $5 for a child under 12. Tickets are available from any Kiwanis member and from First Community Bank and Umpqua Bank as well as at the door. The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is one of the important means of Kiwanis to raise funds to support its effort helping children and agencies that support children. These include a diverse array of programs in schools and agencies that provide both manpower and dollars to keep children active, learning and healthy. A few examples include books for parents to read to babies at Memorial Hospital, Boys and Girls Clubs, Social Advocates for Youth, Kiwanis Family house at UC Davis Hospital, Court Appointed Student Advocates, music and art programs for children at Luther Burbank Center and Green Music Center. Every bit of the funds donated in this event will go to these kinds of efforts. If you have to miss this enjoyable event, please consider making a donation via a check to the Kiwanis Club of Oakmont Community Foundation and mailed to Bill Hewes, 5555 Montgomery Drive, Apt. 53, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Come to the Oakmont Gardens June 10 to have great pancakes and friendly conversation. See you there.

nBob Flandermeyer

We meet the first Tuesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December). The meeting takes place at 1 p.m. in Berger room G. The next meeting is June 6. For a quieter room, it is being considered to move the meeting to the 4th Thursday of every month. We discuss treatment of sleep apnea by APAP machines and masks. Please call me at 538-5277 if you are somewhat new to this, or if you have a question.



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Valley of the Moon Rotary Club nJack Monahan

VOM Rotary Club and Project Amigo

Oakmonters did a final wrap of the Maypole early morning on Mother’s Day. The bright ribbons were braided around the pole, a goodbye to one more successful “Bring Joy to Oakmont” event that include Morris Dancers, special music and wrapping lessons. (Photo by Julie Kiil)

Our Rotary club’s involvement with Project Amigo, a 501©3 public charity, began soon after our formation in 2000. Here’s the story. In 1984, Eureka California businessman and Rotarian Ted Rose visited the state of Colima, Mexico to climb a volcano, took the wrong bus and never reached his destination. Ted found himself in a poverty-stricken village named Cofradia de Suchitlan, the year Project Amigo was born. That mistake led to his decision two years later to trade his comfortable life in the United States for one surrounded by wonderful, and very poor, children who needed a helping hand if they were to break out of poverty. In 1986 Ted and his wife, Susan Hill, moved to Mexico and set up a small typing school at an albergue, a room and board facility provided by the State Education Department to help families send their children to primary school. With participation by friends and fellow Rotarians in both the United States and Colima, Ted and Susan extended their involvement with other state albergues, bringing educational materials, access to dental care and

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cavity-prevention programs and educational field trips to nearly 200 children each year. Project Amigo soon began inviting service-oriented Rotarians, including VOM club members, to visit Colima, Mexico on humanitarian service weeks. Over the years, several of our members have visited Colima during work weeks and Christmas holidays to personally meet the children. Ron and Ro Nicholson visited multiple times, as did Jim Spangler, Jim Carty, Pat Randall and Rich Irwin, among others. The project staff also created weekly “homework clubs” offering tutoring, counseling, emotional support, and distribution of weekly scholarship funds. They established a school for children of migrant sugar cane workers and the Queseria labor camp, and established a boarding facility—Casa Amiga—near the University of Colima. Those staterun albergues closed in 1999. The Queseria migrant school was formally integrated into the Mexican education system in early 2014. The scholarship program today has expanded to include college bound students, 30 of whom are in the university program. Over 1,400 students have been served by the program. The education center is now equipped with computers and Internet serving 100 students. 165 students have gone from junior high to university, including Brenda Noemi (Mimi) whom the VOM Rotary Club has sponsored for years. She is in her first year of law school. Ted and Susan, now retired in Colima, have visited our Rotary Club several times on behalf of Project Amigo. Early on we chose Project Amigo to be a primary international organization that we support, both financially and through volunteers and individual student sponsors. Our club members are extremely proud of their involvement with Project Amigo, and continue taking an active part in Rotary’s commitment to practice “Service Above Self” worldwide. To learn more about our club activities, go to www. or join us at our weekly breakfast meeting, Fridays at 7 a.m. at the Quail Inn.

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Golf News Oakmont Golf Club

nRick Warfel


On my street at Oakmont, Valley Lakes Drive (which runs along the 17th hole, West), the golf view premium for a home located on the golf course is about $100,000. Assuming an average home value of $700,000 to $750,000, this equates to an average golf view premium of 13–14%. On the other hand, in a study published by the National Golf Foundation titled “Recently Closed Golf Facilities and Home Value Impact 12 to 24 Months Later,” the average decline in home value at six former golf course communities ranged from 19–30%. So the math is simple: to protect their home values, there is strong financial incentive for residents to contribute to the club. The homeowners on Valley Lakes Drive realize this, and that is why they recently agreed that for muchneeded clean-up of the lakes (canal) that run along the 17th hole, West, they would split the costs with Kemper Sports Management. The original idea came at an annual block party held in July at the East Recreation Center. Residents (about 90% non-golfers), had expressed concern over their home values, views, and the deteriorating condition of the lakes, and they agreed in principal that they were willing to join a group and assist the club financially. OGC member Jane Fulkerson and Melinda Price (non-golfer) led the charge, and soon came to an agreement with Mike Ash of Kemper and the OGC Board on a cost-sharing agreement. By late April, soon after the rains, contractor Dave from Clear Pond Solutions and his assistant could be seen on an amphibious, tank-like machine clearing cattails and other materials out of the lakes. The cost of the job was $10,000 with approximately ten Valley Lakes residents sharing the $5,000 portion. As well, Dave offered to cleanout the cattails and azola (thick brown stuff) from the lake on #16, West for an additional $2,000. This price reflected significant cost savings from having all his equipment already on-site, and Kemper and the OGC Board quickly agreed.

18 nDebbie Warfel

18-Hole Tuesday & Thursday Women’s Club TUESDAY/OWGS

May 2 Sweeps Results: Joan Seliga was low gross winner of the field of 30 players. First flight: first, Kathy Mokricky; second, Joan Seliga; third, Debbie Kendrick; fourth, Willie Hoerr; fifth, Kathy Faherty. Second flight: first, Marie Pierce; second, Janyce Buell and Linda Yates; fourth, Charlene Buchold; fifth, Lynn Davis. Third flight: first, Ellie Baciocco; second, Barbara Robinson and Vanita Collins. Fourth flight: first, Debbie Warfel; second, Christy Rexford; third, Ellean Huff. May 9 Sweeps Results: Marie Pierce was low gross winner of the field of 20 players. First flight: first, Marie Pierce; second, Becky Hulick; third, Piilani Edwards, Charlene Buchold and Mary Jobson. Second flight: first, Ellean Huff; second, Carol Locke; third, Vanita Collins; fourth, Linda Barr; fifth, Ro Nicholson and Patti Schweizer. June 6: General Meeting after shotgun mixer on East.


May 4 Sweeps Results: Joan Seliga was low gross winner of the field of 23 players. First flight: first, Joan Seliga; second, Kelly Downey; third, Becky Hulick; fourth, Kathy Faherty. Second flight: first, Marie Pierce; second, Linda Barr; third, Linda Kilpatrick; fourth, Yoshi Smith. Third flight: first, Carol Locke; second, Leslie Wiener; third, Nancy DeSousa; fourth, Ro Nicholson. May 11 Sweeps Results: Kathy Mokricky was low gross winner of the field of 15 players. First flight: first, Marie Pierce; second, KC Cote; third, Kathy Mokricky; fourth, Penny Wright. Second flight: first, Vanita Collins; second, Ro Nicholson and Nancy DeSousa; third, Leslie Wiener. June 15: Guest Day/Lunch The Thursday Club had another fun and successful “away” day. They participated in a Team Challenge, twoday Best Ball event played at Fountaingrove Country Club and Santa Rosa Country Club. There were a total of 22 teams of four women competing from all over Northern California. Twelve Oakmont women golfed on 4 different teams in the tournament. The weather was beautiful and each course had its own challenges. Team 14 included Kathy Mokricky, Kris Peters, Yoshi Smith and Michele Yturralde, who all won second place in the Net category and received silver pendant heads with ruby stones! Additionally, Team 13, comprised of Judy Duport and Iris Harrell, played on a composite team and won third place in the Gross category and also received a gemstone medallion with sapphires. Our other Oakmont competitors were Eileen Beltrano, Chris Carter, Kathy Faherty, Eileen Mickaelian, Joan Seliga, and Sallie Wood. Well done, Oakmont women!

In conclusion, the 17th and 16th holes, West Course lake improvement project was completed with excellent cooperation between residents, Kemper, Clear Pond Solutions, and the OGC Board. The lake clean-up effort was coordinated in a friendly, timely and efficient manner, and represents a model for future projects in Oakmont.


Left to right: Yoshi Smith, Kris Peters, Michele Yturralde and Kathy Mokricky.


Wednesday Men’s Club

nRick Warfel


First, Dennis DeSousa, Frank James, Chuck Mendenhall and Greg Zawrotny, 166; second, Bob Giddings, Mike Doyle, Say Cesario and Bob Hartsock, 158; third, Bob Ayers, Bill Roberts, John Cook and Charlie Huff, 152. Closest-to-the pins (HDCP 0–19): #8—Shelly Brodsky, 6’2”; #13—Shelly Brodsky, 3’8”; #16— Charlie Huff, 9’8”. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 20–up): #8—Bill Smith, 3’2”; #13—Tony Hughes, 3’0”; #16—Bill Smith, 19’5”.


First, Bob Wildenson and Jack Haggerty, 41.5; second, Tom Finnerty and John Derby, 46.5; third, David Beach and Ron Bickert, 50. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Tom Finnerty, 24’0”; #16— Ron Bickert, 6’8”.


First, Keith Wise, 54; second, Jim Spangler, 57. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Neil Huber, 61’9”; #16— Keith Wise, 20’8”.


Bobby Jones Flight: Mike Hull, d.; Frank Zelco, 3 and 2; Paul Phillips, d.; Tim Parker, 3 and 2; Bob Giddings, d.; Gary Smith, 3 and 1; John Weston, d.; Bucky Peterson, 7 and 5. Ben Hogan Flight: Rick Yates, d.; Charlie Huff, 5 and 4; Mike Isola, d.; Bruce Hulick, 3 and 2; Nick Beltrano, d.; John Cook, 6 and 5; Bob Thompson, d.; Bill Salmina, 1 up. Sam Snead Flight: Danny Crobbe, d.; Andy Frauenhofer, 2 and 1; Rusty Sims, d.; Alan McLintock, 5 and 3; Sal Cesario, d.; Mike Doyle, 2 and 1; Phill Sapp, d.; Bill Roberts, bye. Gary Player Flight: Rick Warfel, d.; Tommy Yturralde, 7 and 5; Wally Juchert, d.; Ed Pierson, 4 and 3; Ray Pierce, d.; Bob Siela, 2 and 1; Larry Frediani, d.; Dave Goulson, 1 up. Jack Nicklaus Flight: John Garcia, d.; Chuck Mendenhall, 9 and 7; Art Hastings, d.; Bill Feherty, 1 up; Jack Haggerty, d.; Bill Wellman, bye; Bob Flores, d.; Lew Gross, 5 and 3. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 0–19): #8—John Weston, 3’4”; #13—Mike Isola, 25’8”; #16—Gary Smith, 1’5”. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 20–up): #13—Alan McLintock, 34’1”; #16—Larry Frediani, 6’10”; #5— Mike Hull, 13’4”. In honor of the Presidents Cup, the first major of the year: Dwight D. Eisenhower was the most avid golfer ever to be President. He had a practice green built on the White House lawn and left spike marks on the floor of the Oval Office, but he had putting issues and a bum knee. During his second Presidential campaign, there was a bumper sticker that said, “Ben Hogan for President. If We’re Going to Have a Golfer, Let’s Have a Good One.”



The Oakmont News / June 1, 2017


Senior Men’s Club

nJohn Williston

nValerie Boot

Our first tournament of 2017 at Santa Rosa Country Club was delayed by a week due to very wet conditions there, but we did enjoy the event in almost ideal sunny weather on Tuesday, May 2. By then the course was in very good condition for fairway hitters, (but a little more challenging for the rest of us in the rather thick rough). Three foursomes tied for the top score and places were assigned with a cardoff. As usual, the food was excellent and service very attentive. Our first home event was held six days later and the weather was again quite cooperative. Overall, the logistics were handled smoothly and the course was still green, although somewhat lumpy due to the recent fairway and green aeration. On Monday, June 12 we will host Marin and our sister course Bodega. The results from our visits to Fountain Grove on May 16 and Marin on May 31 were not available at publication deadline and will be presented in the next issue.

May 2: Oakmont, Napa and Stone Tree at Santa Rosa Two Best Net Scores of the Foursome

First place (card off), Patrick Miller, John How, Paul Ciraulo and Larry Frediani, 125; second, Dale Manwiller, Bill Salmina, Rick Warfewl and Bob Wolfe, 125; third, Stephen Arcuri, Craig Anderson, Alan McLintock and Bob Montgomery, 125. Closest-to-thepin: Bruce Hulick, 11’7”.

May 8: Santa Rosa, FountainGrove and Stone Tree at Oakmont Two Best Net Scores of the Foursome

First place, Mike Hull, Dale Manwiller, Andy Frauenhofer,and Marv Nunes, 121; second (card-off), John Schwenke, George Bleth, Ken Franklin and Alan Stewart, 122; third, Jules Gottlieb, Danny Crobbe, Colin Parker and John Williston, 122.


Monday, June 12: at Oakmont—Marin and Bodega Monday, June 19: at Rooster Run Thursday, June 29: at Napa Monday, July 10: at Oakmont—Napa and Rooster Run Tuesday, August 1: at Windsor Tuesday, September 19: at Stone Tree



9-Hole Thursday Women’s Club

9-Hole Monday Men’s Club

nStan Augustine

Twenty players participated in the May 1 two-man scramble with Paul Lawler and Bob Marotto team’s net 23 winning, followed by Phil Sapp/Keith Wise team at 23.5. Phil Sapp was closest-to-the-pin on #8 at 5”4”. Good weather conditions attracted 27 players on May 8 with Dan Sienes low net 25 winning followed by Don Schylte’s 27, Wayne Mickailian’s 28.5 and Art Boot’s 29. Charlie Perotti was closest-to-the-pin at 12’9”. Niners are looking forward to the Ladies’ and Men’s Mixer on June 12. Sign-up sheet is at the East Pro Shop.

MAY SWEEPS RESULTS MAY 4, 28 players, East Course

First flight: first, Elisabeth LaPointe; second tie, Linda Yates, Arlene Keenley. Second flight: first tie, Claudine Hilliard, Roberta Lommori; third, Ellie Baciocco. Third flight: first, Debbie Warfel; second, Marie Crimaldi; third, Joan Eiserloh. Fourth flight: first, Audrey Engen; second, Joan McDonnell; third, Nancy Young.


Shotgun at 9 a.m., East Front (followed by Buffet Luncheon at Quail Inn 11:30 a.m.). Lunch and Sweeps $25, lunch only $20. Drop check, payable to Oakmont Women Niners, into Women Niners’ box on right window ledge of Pro Shop. Sign-up sheets located on opposite sides of Pro Shop: men on left of desk, women on the right Bulletin Board. Deadline is June 5. Questions? Men call Stan Augustine, 293-9409; women call Henni Williston, 537-0961.

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.


June 2: Ed Sutter June 9: Bernie Palk Join us on Fridays, 1–2:30 p.m. at the East Rec. and bring ideas of what you’d like us to discuss. For more information call 539-5546 or send an email to

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

Oakmont Lanes Bowling Club is a Bowling League consisting of four-person teams that utilize Nintendo Wii to simulate the experience of bowling without the weight of a bowling ball. Any resident who has the ability of holding a small remote control in their hand while swinging their arm as if they were throwing a bowling ball will be able to join. Anyone interested in joining our club, either as a team bowler or substitute, please call Terry at 5389177 or Carolyn at 537-7347 or stop by the West Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 1:30–4:30 p.m. to see us in action. No bowling fourth Tuesdays. See for club information and Summer 2017 League schedule. Bowling dates for June: June 13 and 20. No bowling June 6 (West Rec. used for voting) and June 27, fourth Tuesday.


We will have a make-your-own sandwich lunch on June 13 from 1–2:30 p.m.


On May 2 at 1:30 p.m. the top three teams from the 1:30 PM League (4 Tops, Strikers and Alley Oops) played the top three teams from the 3:15 PM League (Strikes and Spares, Pin Heads, King Pins) followed by award presentations and sign-up for Summer 2017 League starting May 9. Winners are: Pin Heads— Mark Attebery, Debbie Miller (Capt.), Pat Stokes and Christian van den Berghe. Their team name will be engraved on the Team Championship Trophy.

RESULTS AS OF May 9 (first week of Summer League)

1:30 PM League: first place, Wild Turkeys; second place tie, 4 Tops, Strikers, Alley Oops, and Pocket Hits; sixth place, Wii Four. Men’s High Games: Don Shelhart, 239; Terry Leuthner, 232; Charlie Ensley, 214; John O’Neill, 208; Juan Fuentes, 205; Christian van den Berghe, 205. Women’s High Games: Peggy Ensley, 269; Joanne Abrams, 268; Sandy Osheroff, 267; Mariel Green, 235; Robin Schudel, 223; Alicia Panizo, 214; Vicki Madden, 212; Mary Knight, 203; Elisabeth LaPointe, 200. 3:15 PM League: first place tie, Strikes and Spares and Strike Outs; third place, High Rollers; fourth place, King Pins; fifth place tie, Pin Heads and Wii Power. Men’s High Games: Bruce Price, 255; Mark Attebery, 239. Women’s High Games: Valerie Hulsey, 248; Nicole Reed, 235; Debbie Miller, 227; Mollie Atkinson, 216; Diane Price, 215; Maurine Bennett, 200; Marie Haverson, 200. Sub High Game: Vicki Robinson, 235; Terry Leuthner, 235.


The Oakmont News / June 1, 2017

Bocce Club

nReenie Lucker

nSusan Lynn

All of us in the Bocce Club are so happy that the Oakmont Lawn Bowling Club showed us all such a good time! OLBC hosted an evening lesson/social and the weather couldn’t have been more cooperative. Members of both clubs provided delicious food and drinks, making the evening an even greater success.

Pickleball Corner


Summer has come, play is hot, the party is on! Food, dancing and fun at “The Pickleball Blues” on Tuesday, July 18, 5 p.m. The annual pickleball summer party is set for the first time at the Quail Inn. The buffet dinner will be followed by music and dancing. More details will be announced on the Pickleball Shutterfly website. Save the date! Make plans for the most fun since your last pickleball game.


After a bit of instruction, Bocce players took their new lawn bowling skills and aimed a bowl (that’s what the lawn bowling “ball” is called) at a small opening in a festively decorated box. Susan Wurtzel and Sherry Magers, the happy winners, hit the target and each won a bottle of wine.

Our club bounces forward into a new summer season with new club officers: Melissa Bowers, President; Doc Savarese, Vice President; Pam Simpson, Treasurer; Connie Medeiros and Gail Lutz, Co-secretaries. Our club continues to grow. We welcome new members and gladly share the fun of pickleball. For those players wanting to be more involved in club activities, contact the committee chair of your interest: Membership, Lindy McLaren; New Player Orientation, PJ Savage; Equipment, Joan Seliga; Social, Susan Hazlewood; Oakmont News, Chuck Wood; Court Side Events, Tom Kendrick and Doc Savarese.

pickleballers are competing. The venue for pickleball competition is Finley Center, 2060 W. College Ave. Information is available on-line at: www.

Oakmont Pickleball Play Information

WHERE: East Rec. Tennis Court #4 WHEN: Courts Open Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; group drop-in play daily 9 a.m.–12 noon. New players intro to pickleball every Tues. 9 a.m.; coached play for beginners every Tues. 10 a.m. ATTIRE: Court shoes with non-marking soles EQUIPMENT: Balls are provided. Loaner paddles available for Orientation. Both paddles and balls are for use only on the Oakmont Pickleball courts. WEBSITE: NEW PLAYER CONTACT: PJ Savage, Email, phone 595-5648 All residents are welcome.


Susan Wurtzel and Sherry Magers.


We have several teams competing in the Wine Country Senior Games, so grab a lawn chair and your sunscreen and come out to Julliard Park on June 2 and 3 to support Oakmont’s teams as they compete against bocce players from all over Sonoma County. WHEN: June 2 and 3, 9 a.m. WHERE: Julliard Park BRING: Lawn chair, hat and sunscreen, water

SAVE THE DATES The Battle of the Sexes Tournament—Men vs. Women

Open to both new and seasoned players. If you haven’t tried Bocce, maybe this is the time to give it a go and learn how much fun it is. Try it, you’ll like it! WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 9:30 a.m., Bocce Courts

Evening Bocce (Members Only)

photo by Robert Couse-Baker

WHEN: Tuesday, June 13, 5 p.m., Bocce Courts BRING: Appetizers, salads, desserts to share, and BYOB

Be sure to designate the

Sonoma Humane Society

The club will be offering more mini teaching clinics and court-side events, such as the one held on May 12, where there was a full crowd of spectators and participants. Everyone enthusiastically agreed that it was a great learning opportunity and well worth their time. All look forward to supporting more planned events. Many thanks to the Santa Rosa area Pickleballers who generously donated their time to give Oakmonters such a great pickleball demonstration. Keep informed on the Oakmont Pickleball Shutterfly website.

Players benefit from Tuesday clinics.


Plan to see great pickleball at the annual Sonoma Wine Country Games, June 9, 10, and 11. Competition is divided by age group. Registration is open until one week before the event. Spectators are welcome. Several Oakmont

Courts fill with fun and good play.

Partners Contract Bridge nJeff Hickman

The Partners Contract Bridge group plays in the Card Room at the Central Activity Center on the first and third Mondays of every month. For June this means we will be playing on June 5 and 19. Play begins by 6:45 p.m. and wraps up by 9 p.m. You keep the same partner throughout the evening and play three different opponent pairs. The cost is 50¢ per person or 1$ per couple. If you wish to play, please call Helen Hargrave at 539-5511. If you enjoy bridge but haven’t played with us before, call! We are always happy to meet new people who enjoy bridge.

We ask you to call in advance, rather than just show up, so that we can be certain that we have full tables and everyone can play. Even if you are a regular player but you did not attend the previous session, please call one of us so we can keep track of the number of players. It is always a bit of a struggle to ensure that we have full tables for the evening, so when in doubt, please call. While we can best accommodate pairs, we will try to find you a partner if time allows but cannot guarantee that we will be successful. See you at the bridge table.

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The Oakmont News / June 1, 2017

SIR Branch #92

Lawn Bowling

nPhil Bowman

nPat Donnelly, Little Sir

After Five

The weather on May 9 was great, just enough but not too much sun. About two dozen Bocce players joined us for this fun event. Many of our guests participated in learning the basics of our game and playing a short one against each other. After the games, everyone tried their hand at rolling a bowl into the “mouth” of the Jack in the Box. Two Bocce Club visitors, president Sherry Magers and Susan Wurtzel, hit the target and won a bottle of wine. All participants then retired to the patio to enjoy potluck dinners brought by the guests and our members. This could become an annual event! We have two more After Five events this year. Mark your calendar: June 13 and July 11, both on Tuesdays from 5–7 p.m.


Open Pairs previously scheduled for May 17 postponed due to work on the Green.


Senior Games, June 9 and 10: Oakmont has nine teams entered. Watch and cheer for your favorite. Demo Days, June 21 and Sept. 18, 10 a.m.–12 noon: We are planning two this year. Short games: A short game may be requested on

June 13 Luncheon

SIR 92 is a local club for retired gentlemen that meets the second Tuesday of the month at Berger Center. Meetings include a social hour, bar service lunch, a golf tournament and a monthly speaker. June 13 is our annual Ladies Day Luncheon. In place of a speaker we are pleased to announce that pianist Deborah Knapp will be presenting the entertainment. Deborah is an accomplished pianist playing for several local churches and theater groups as well as Charmian London’s 1903 Steinway at Jack London Park. Her presentation, titled “Ragtime Gals” features sparking examples of the ragtime genre, and includes several works by women composers and one of her own. This is sure to be enjoyed by all attendees!

Tuesdays and Thursdays before the daily draw. Sometimes you feel you need to play less than 14 ends; you may have to get somewhere before noon or you just don’t feel up to a long game. There are often others that would be glad to join you in a short game—check around when you arrive.

A picky etiquette pointer from veterans

Lawn bowling is a fun sport, but also a competitive one. Sometimes having fun (chatting, etc.) can be distracting to those who are trying to play well and improve their skills. Socializing is encouraged in the sport of lawn bowls but never when someone in your game is about to deliver a bowl on your end of the rink.

Oakmont Cat Care Cooperative nMary Ellen King, List Coordinator

Looking for care for kitty when you’re away? Join the Oakmont Cat Care Cooperative. It’s free! Cat Care Co-op members share care and feeding for kitty when you travel or must be away. It’s easy! Just contact a fellow list member and

arrange for care between you. We have members all around Oakmont. It works! The more members we have, the easier it is to find help when you need it. So join today! For more information and to put your name on the list contact me at 849-1581.

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Oakmont Men’s Group nGordon Freedman, Facilitator

The group’s goal is to help men going thru their senior years with or without current problems of health, loss of mate, and other changes and other challenges in our senior years. If you are lacking a forum to discuss men’s issues with other men in a safe and confidential place we have an opening for one man at this time. We meet twice a month for two hours to help and support our members of our group that would like to share their issues and receive feedback. There are no attendance requirements, dues or fees. Our group is non-religious and non-political. The Oakmont Men’s Group began in September 2011 as a support group for men in Oakmont. The group is open to all men in Oakmont, married, single, straight or gay. I have had ten years of experience with the Marin Suicide Hot Line as well as three years as a facilitator with the Center of Attitudinal Healing in Sausalito working with health issues for the individual or spouse/partner. If interested please contact me at 538-7025 or e mail at to discuss joining our group.


The Oakmont News / June 1, 2017

Tennis Club

nYoung Ran Kim

May 6 Spring Fling Round Robin Tennis

nRay Haverson

Sha-Boom Events Club Presents 4TH of July Western Hoe Down Featuring The Great Dry Creek Band

WHAT: Fourth of July Hoe Down WHEN: Tuesday, July 4 TIME: Doors open 4:30 p.m.; dinner 5–6:30 p.m.; music 6:30–9:30 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center MENU: BBQ 1/3 lb Hamburgers, 1/4 lb All Beef Hot Dogs, Ray’s Famous Chili, Potato salad, green salad, garlic bread, water melon, cookies, coffee and lemon water. COST: Members $27, member’s guest $32, nonmembers $37; best value $39 includes membership through Dec. 31. Get out your boots, hats, dresses, jeans and western gear if you so desire and come join us for a good old-fashioned Western style Hoe Down and Fourth of July BBQ. This is the party you do not want to miss out on so get your reservations in early to guarantee you and your guests a spot. This event will sell out fast. You may reserve a table of eight. I will need all names and payment in one envelope. If you have less than a table of eight but want to sit together with your friends, all names and payment must be in one envelope at one time as I will be unable to add someone later. This is just a suggestion. The best way to do it, so you can get better seating, is to send one check for all and that person collect from their friends. Please remember that seating is based on the date I receive your reservation payment and we fill seats at all tables as we receive them.


Tuesday, July 4: Western B-B-Q featuring The Dry Creek Band Saturday, August 26: Back by popular demand County Line (Kingston Trio Show) Saturday, September 9: TBA Saturday, October 7: TBA Saturday, November 4: Back by popular demand The Great James Garner’s Salute To Johnny Cash Show Saturday, December 9: TBA Sunday, December 31: East Rec. New Year’s Party—first 100 guests, Music by Charley Baker and Company. Details to follow. As you can see we have a lot going on this year. We still have some unfilled slots being held for hopefully great special shows waiting for some conformations yet to come.

The event was carried out very successfully under the direction of Chuck Hinckley. Sixteen A-level players and 12 B-level players participated. Both West and East courts were used for the tournament. Each Round ended after four games were played. Six rounds were played to determine the final scores. On the West court among the A-level players, Terri Somers was overall and women’s winner with 18 wins. Angel Morola was tied with Maureen Pennal in the second place with 17 wins. On the East court among the B-level players, Eva McGinn was the women’s winner with 17 wins. Mary Glenn Curtin was in the second place with 16 wins. Steve Fugate was the men’s winner with 17 wins and David Coar was in the second place with 16 wins.

May 6 Spring Fling Potluck with Music and Dance

David Coar, Eva McGinn, Pete Hogan and Diane Linneball. They played their first match on the east court (Eva and Pete against Diane and David).

After spending the morning session playing tennis tournament, many members brought potluck and enjoyed the evening under the direction of Social director Fred Merrill, dancing to DJ Dansations.

Coming up

June 3 and 4: We are hosting the Sonoma Wine County Senior Tennis Games. The registration is already open. Go to SonomaWineCountryGames. com for more information or Contact Terri Somers (925-876-8074). We need volunteers and players. Hatfields vs. McCoys Tennis Feud: Sing up by June 6 for Hatfields vs. McCoys Tennis Feud on the OTC sign-up page or contact Chuck Hinkley as stated above. The event will be on June 10, which will be our first Team Tennis event for 2017. A free club picnic for all members (whether playing that morning or not) will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the West Picnic Area. Save the Date—July 8: Woods and Whites Tennis Event ala Wimbledon. On Saturday, July 8, we will have a combined social and tennis event at the West Courts (and East Courts, depending on participation). At 8:30 a.m. tennis play commences—break out the whites. Some members really outdo themselves. Concurrently, starting at 9 a.m. on the West Court patio, Woods and Whites Brunch will be served. More details and sign-up info will be available closer to the event. Join OTC Membership: Call Paula Lewis (332-0433)

Jim Oswald, Terri Somers, Angela Merola and Peter Merola. They played their last match on the west court (Jim and Terri against Angela and Peter).

or pick up a coupon and deposit it with a check for $20/person in the Oakmont Tennis Club folder in the OVA Office. OTC Position Available: I am the newspaper reporter for a monthly article in the Oakmont News. If you are interested in writing on the 15th issue monthly, contact Terri Somers, (925) 876-8074. We are also looking for OTC Website coordinator.

Pinochle nSue Rowlands

Thursday Evening Pinochle!

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

Looking for daytime pinochle? PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE BELOW!

We also meet every Thursday morning at 9:15 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. in the Activities Center card room. This is a wonderful way to learn pinochle or brush up on your game, as well as for experienced players. Arrive shortly before 9 a.m., we draw for partners, so singles or couples are welcome. Cost is 25¢ a game, paid to the winners. Call Chuck or Sue Rowlands for information or questions, 537-7498.



The Oakmont News / June 1, 2017

Oakmont Rainbow Women

Music Lovers nJudy Walker

nKathy Cirksena and Jeanne DeJoseph

Oakmont Music Lovers is in recess for the summer. We appreciate your support during the year and look forward to another interesting season starting October 3.

The multi-talented Zoe Lewis found her way to Oakmont from Provincetown via touring in 70 countries. Our audience was so glad she did. Singing all originals, she lifted hearts, inspired and touched us with songs of mom, breakfast blues and ladies with startling eyelashes. A tune about the night train to Bangkok grew out of a chance to play with an elephant orchestra! A talented and versatile musician on piano, guitar, ukulele and a little bit of everything else—Zoe kept us enthralled with everything from sing-along to spinning plates, a bike bell and a washboard and spoons. Thanks to Oakmont Rainbow Productions for such great concerts. Earlier in May, almost 50 Rainbow Women gathered to see how well an old favorite movie would stand the test of time. Many had already seen Desert Hearts (at least once) but as our heroine drove her convertible in reverse at top speed down a country road we remembered well this breakthrough film—an upbeat lesbian story that found commercial distribution in the 1980s. Hearts still went pitty-pat over lovely women, the sweet plot, the dramatic high desert and vintage cowgirl shirts. Someone was heard to whisper “wow,” just like long ago.

Coming up

This is truly high season for us, with our fundraiser/concert, Pride picnic and many other events celebrating Gay Pride to choose from. Benefit 10,000 Degrees: Once again we will endow scholarships through 10,000 Degrees, which supports and mentors students in high school and at college. Last year we provided five scholarships but there were 45 more students needing one. June 10 is the event:

a Holly Near and Friends concert with a large silent auction and raffle. Items to bid on include vacation stays from Tahoe to Poipu, art work, substantial gift cards, expertly made quilts and Holly Near’s rocking chair—signed. So many great items in both auction and raffle that you and your friends will have to come see for yourselves. Dine to Donate, June 6, 4–9 p.m.: Also for fundraising is a night at Boudin’s restaurant in Montgomery Village when 30% of purchases will be donated to 10,000 Degrees on behalf of ORW. Another chance to have fun, eat well and do something worthwhile all at the same time. Bring friends! Be sure to tell the cashier you are there for the 10,000 Degrees/ORW event. Pride Picnic, June 17, 1–4 p.m.: With a huge and delicious potluck and ukulele plus singing. Bring your friends and neighbors, a dish to share and a lawn chair as we gather in this month of celebration of diversity and LGBT community. Unfortunately no dogs at the West Rec. picnic area. Out to the Ball Park: Get in on our August outing to a Sonoma Stompers local baseball game where we will have VIP seats (with backs!) and food and beverage service. Tickets are $35 which includes a food stand voucher. This replaces our evening meeting for August. For more information: Dianne.

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AR Art Room (Central Activity Center) E East Recreation Center B Meeting Room (Central Activity Center) EC East Conference Room BC Berger Center G Berger Center BCFS Berger Center Fireside Room LCR Large Conference Room in OVA Office CR Card Room (Central Activity Center) LW Lower West Recreation Center D Berger Center UW Upper West Recreation Center

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 CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:30 PM Democrat Club AR 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:00 PM Join a Club Event BC 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR

8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:00 PM Current Events E 12:30 PM AARP Driver Safety B 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 11:30 AM Yoga Workshop LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR

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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 2:00 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


9:00 AM PickleOpen Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 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

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:30 AM Bocce 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español LCR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 6:45 PM Contract Bridge CR


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Picklel Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bocce 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Painting AR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Craft Guild E 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español LCR 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 6:00 PM Oakmont Progressives E 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Single Malt Scotch Club B


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 10:30 AM Bridge to Nowhere CR 11:00 AM HEARS B 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Oakmont Art Critique AR 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español LCR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 6:45 PM Contract Bridge CR


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Painting AR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Genealogy Club UW 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español LCR 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC

7:00 AM Elections Government E 7:00 AM Elections Government UW 8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR B 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 9:00 AM Pickleball Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Ct #4 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Sleep Apnea G 1:00 PM OVA BoD Monthly Mtg BC 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR B 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:00 PM Women’s Discussion Group B 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 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 Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 3:00 PM Café Mortel B 4:00 PM Let’s Dance Together LW 5:00 PM VOM Rotary EC 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC

8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Court #4 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Café Mortel E 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Pickle Beginner E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:00 AM SIR 92 Luncheon BC 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

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





8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Court #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling LBG 1:00 PM OVA BoD Monthly Mtg BC 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR B 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:00 PM Women’s Discussion Group B 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge CR 4:00 PM Let’s Dance Together LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Oakmont Book Group B

8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR B 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Court #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Tap Class Advanced LW 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Court #4 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 2:00 PM iPad Sig D 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM Rotary Bunco E 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge CR

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



8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Pinochle CR 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:30 PM Democrat Club AR 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:30 PM Pinochle CR 6:30 PM Oakmont Travel & Adv Club E 6:30 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR


8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Pinochle CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:30 PM Democrat Club AR 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR 7:00 PM Democratic Club UW


8:00 AM Sonoma Wine Co Games LBG 8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Art Association G 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Ikebana AR 11:00 AM E Waste Collection BC Pkg Lot 11:30 AM Sonoma Wine Co Games CAC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 1:00 PM Current Events E 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW


8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Shredathon BC Pkg Lot 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 Bocce 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:00 PM Current Events E 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 6:00 PM Democratic Club E


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 CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM Craft Guild AR 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:30 PM Democrat Club AR 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:30 PM Pinochle CR

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



8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pinochle CR 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Forrest Yoga LW 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 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Chess CR 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:30 PM Democrat Club AR 4:30 PM Strength & Balance LW 6:30 PM Pinochle CR 7:00 PM ITap and More BC

8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:00 PM Current Events E 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:00 AM Sonoma Wine Co Games LBG 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM E Waste Collection BC Pkg Lot 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR


7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Parkinson’s Support Group B 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR B 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 WT 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR


The Oakmont News / June 1, 2017

nNorma Doyle

In early May Playreaders presenting Loving. Readers included: (standing) Ron White, Jeff Sheff, Jane Borr; (seated) Joyce O’Connor and Sandy White.


Playreaders meet every Monday from 2–3 p.m. at the Central Activity Center, Room B. Visitors are always welcome. Come early so we can meet and greet you. On June 5 and 12 Charlie Ensley will present A Murder of Crows by Ed Graczyk. The play tells the story of Harley and Jennie, a quirky, elderly couple who owned a farm and run-down country store in Ohio. Because of contaminated soil, their property is condemned by the government, forcing them to move against their will. Jennie wants to pack up and move like everyone else but Harley won’t leave even though he is dying from cancer. Their son and daughter-in-law are assisting in the move to Pennsylvania. Two other long-time friends of the farm family add their own element to moving or staying. Christian Science Monitor called the play, “Á

compassionately old-fashioned play about life and death in Middle America.” Graczyk began his career writing children’s plays and then for the next forty years he wrote plays and moved to scripting some films as well. His play Jimmy Dean was made into a movie when he partnered with Robert Altman. This effort resulted in an award for Altman for the Best Film in Chicago and Best Screen Play for Graczyk at the Belgium International Event. Graczyk famously stated, “There are currently several scripts running around in my computer looking for an exit.” Playreaders for A Murder of Crows include Honora Clemens, Charlie Ensley, Joyce O’Connor, Jeffrey Sheff, Ron White and Evelyn Zigmont, with narration by Norma Doyle.


The Oakmont News / June 1, 2017


nCarolita Carr

Rock Around the Clock with the Hot Rods

WHEN: Saturday, June 17 WHERE: Berger Center TIME: 5:30–9:30 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. (no early admission allowed) PRICE: $15 PP, members may invite one guest FOOD: Food Trucks at curbside—El Coyote and Wurst Haus. Tables will be provided outside for dining; please bring cash. It’s a rock n roll dance party! Time for poodle skirts, crinolines, and saddle shoes, T-shirts, Levis and blue suede shoes. The Hot Rods will be bringing their friends from the 50’s—Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis and Fats Domino, and from the 60’s—the Beach Boys, Beatles, Stones, Creedence and Motown, all the best swinging 60’s dance hits. Make your reservations now. As per your wishes, we are using the round table seating arrangements. We agree that this is cozier, but it does limit the number of attendees we can accommodate. For


reservations, go to our web site or fill out the reservation coupon, include a check, made out to Oakmont Boomers, and place all in our file at the OVA.

July Event: Thursday, July 13 St. Francis Winery film series Grease

Keeping to the late 50’s/early 60’s theme, we will attend the movie as a group. The film is shown outside on the grounds of the winery. You can bring your chairs, blanket and food, but no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted. Wine is available for purchase. Look for more information in later editions of the Oakmont News.

Save the Date: August 19 “Summer of Love” party with the Seventh Son band

It’s been 50 years since that magic summer. Come and celebrate with your Boomer friends.

Rock Around The Clock Reservation Coupon June 17, Berger Center, 5:30–9:30 PM

Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost is $15 per member and guest. Limit of one non-member guest per member. The two options you have to register for seating for this event are: Reserved Table for Eight: Reservation must be accompanied by full payment of $120 and the names of all the people sitting at the table. Please be sure to include a party name for the table example Smith Party. Names:_______________________________________________________________________________________ Party name:_______________________________________________________ Amount enclosed: $__________

Unreserved Seating: If you chose unreserved seating and wish to sit with friends, you should plan to arrive together when the doors open at 5 p.m. Full payment must accompany the reservation.

Name:____________________________________________________________ Amount enclosed: $__________ The deadline for reservations is no later than 3 p.m., June 13. You may also register and pay online. If you have any questions about reservations, please contact, events@oakmont

Single Boomers Social Club nCarolita Carr

Join Us! Picnic and Bocce June 10, 12–3 pm

We will meet at the West Rec. Center picnic grounds for a summer party. The club will provide the meat, and members whose last names begin with A through M should bring a side dish suitable for a picnic. As usual, everyone should bring their favorite beverage. After lunch, Rita McBride will help us learn the art of Bocce Ball. Please RSVP to the online invitation so we know how much food we will need. We don’t want anyone going hungry. (That’s a joke. Thanks to our members, we always have plenty of food, but we do need your response.) Our event coordinator, Barb Powell, is working hard to provide special events that are different, active and fun. Come and show her how much we appreciate her efforts.

Looking Ahead

Mark your calendars, and respond to the online invitations.

June 17, 5 p.m., Boomers’ ”Rock Around the Clock” party: We have three tables reserved. At press time, there are still seats available, but as you read this they may be filled. Friday evenings in the summer are filled with options. There is Funky Friday each week, held at the grounds of Hood Mansion near St. Francis Winery. If you go, look around for other members, and be sure to get up and dance! Then there is live music at Sebastiani Winery from 6–9 p.m., with food trucks the last Friday of each month. Dancing is in the tasting room, so check their website to see which group is playing, grab a friend and have a great time. Members, remember to check your email inboxes for special invitations and email Shout Outs regarding new events. Other than this column, this is our only method of communication. Join us by filling out the attached application form, or pick up one in the Single Boomers Social Club folder at the OVA office.


Please complete this form and return it to the OVA SBSC folder, along with your check for $ 12 to SBSC. Name______________________________________________________________________ Date______________ Address______________________________________________________________ Phone__________________ E-mail (important to receive Evites and Shout-outs)_________________________________________________ By signing below, I agree to review, accept and abide by the SBSC bylaws (copies available in SBSC folder). Signature_____________________________________________________________________________________

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

The next HSG (Hearing Support Group) meeting is Monday, June 19 at 11 a.m. in Room B of the Central Activities Center (not Berger).

Low-Cost OTC (Over The Counter) Hearing Aids

OTC hearing aids are available and quite possibly adequate for mild to moderate (40 to 70 db) hearing loss. The Hearing Aid business is in a state of flux with government studies recommending FDA and congressional action to lower costs (reported in earlier HEARS columns). New legislation to accomplish that is pending in both the Senate and House. Current technology has dramatically improved the quality of hearing devices with multiple companies taking advantage of this to provide low cost OTC devices. But, evaluating OTC HAs is complicated with the plethora of information available on the internet. I cannot make a recommendation for an OTC HA because I simply do not have enough knowledge or experience with them. However, for someone with a mild to moderate loss and a tolerance for experimentation, trying them out might be an interesting and possibly helpful avenue. One approach, used by several companies, is to have a fixed relationship between the amplification of a lower band and higher band of frequencies utilizing a volume control on the hearing aid to increase/ decrease the amplification of the total spectrum. Since this mirrors a typical mild to moderate hearing loss pattern, it could be very helpful for many people and reduces the need for an audiogram. It bypasses the need for the complex customization required for current hearing aids. Another approach is to request a copy of one’s audiogram and then customize the hearing aid response before delivery. This might require multiple returns for tweaking the adjustments but would provide a more customized product. Here are some examples of what is available. The MD “Hearing Aid AI” is an Open-Fit Over-The-Ear model with advanced digital features and is suitable for a typical mild to moderate hearing loss. It has multiple channels and bands; a wide dynamic range compression, advanced noise reduction, feedback cancellation, three programs, a T-coil, and a volume dial all designed to accommodate the most common types of hearing loss as well as common listening environments. It does not include wireless/bluetooth connectivity but it is one of the few with a T-coil. Price: $399 per ear. Touted as the “Invention of the Year,” the perfect choice HD is sold as a PSAP, (Personal Sound Amplifier Product), but it appears to be a hearing aid marketed as a PSAP to conform to the soon out of date, we hope, FDA regulations. Price: $799 ea. The NewSound HA was shown at our February HSG meeting by a satisfied resident who is using it to replace a lost Costco Aid. NewSound has changed their marketing from mostly internet sales to a few NewSound Centers, unfortunately none in CA. Oakmont HEARS goal is to help improve hearing for our residents. Do get on the HEARS email list ( and attend the HEARS and HSG meetings.



The Oakmont News / June 1, 2017

Women’s Meditation Circle nSheikha Halima JoAnn Haymaker

Women’s Circle of Peace

Please join the Women’s Meditation Circle on Wednesday, June 7 at 11 a.m. at my home, 147 White Oak Drive. There will be a place for you in our circle of peace. We will have music, meditation, poetry, and words of Sufi wisdom. Let me know if you can come by emailing “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul,”—Emily Dickinson

nTeresa Woodrum

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

Class is canceled second Friday each month. Fragrance-free please. Share the floor with kindness. Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. This Y class is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself and fostering connections with friends. In this class, it’s not about your fitness level as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside. Equipment: Non-skid yoga mats, resistance bands (available in class), a towel that can be folded to serve as a knee cushion and cervical support, athletic shoes that are supportive but not too grippy, and water bottle—hydration revitalizes. Fragrance-free please. Share the floor with kindness. Thank you for your generous contributions to Oakmont Community Foundation, supporting the health of our community through Physical Education. 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.

Jorene’s birthday Friday, June 9, Berger

Please join us to celebrate JoRene’s Groovy Birthday. Please wear your brightest workout clothes and sweat to the music of the 1960’s. Enjoy! Thank you, Umpqua Bank for providing ice cream for JoRene's Groovy Birthday celebration.

Forrest Yoga Chair Stretch and Balance Class

nCarol King, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)

Feel Better, feel great

WHAT: Chair Stretch and Balance Class WHEN: Thursdays from 10:30–11:30 a.m. WHERE: West Rec. Center—Lower Level COST: $50 for six classes. First class is free with the purchase of a class series Gently stretch and use your breath. Connect your movements and breath with alignment and enjoy the results of increased energy and calmness. Support your back with seated core strengthening exercises. Explore balance on your feet. You have the option to remain seated. Small free weights are used to tone and strengthen the upper body. Equipment: Bring a set of free weights—your choice of 1, 2 or more pounds—the weight you want to work with. Please bring water.

Forrest Yoga Workshop Rejuvenate yourself on the inside Breath-work and Gentle Cleansing Poses

WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. WHERE: West Rec. Center—Lower Level COST: $25. Please pre-register in class or by email at Feel cleaner on the inside—just in time for Summer Solstice! Explore varied methods of breath-work and experience the calming benefits to your nervous system. The workshop will offer a practice designed to boost lymphatic function, mental clarity as well as blood and oxygen flow. Workshop flyer posted at

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

If you are planning on investigating Tai Chi now is your opportunity. We present a five-class workshop on the rudiments of this ancient Chinese exercise that focuses on balance and breath—perfect for the beginner. We meet on Thursdays in the Upper West Rec. Center from 9–10 a.m. Tuition is $75 for the five classes which do not have to be consecutive in case you have other appointments to attend to. Please call me to ask any questions at 318-5284. Pre-registration is required. I am so looking forward to meeting you and introducing you to these 5,000-year-old techniques that I have been practicing for over 45 years and 30 years teaching in Oakmont and Sonoma State University.

Foam Roller nSandy Shaner


WHAT: Foam Roller Class—Stretching, Core Work, and Self-Myofacial Release Therapy WHEN: Tuesdays, 8:45–9:45 a.m. WHERE: Lower West Rec. Center COST: $50/6 classes WHAT TO BRING: Yoga mat and foam roller (see below)

be kind to yourself and practice yoga

WHAT: Forrest Yoga Classes WHEN: Tuesdays from 12:30–1:30 p.m.; Thursdays from 9–10 a.m. WHERE: West Rec. Center—Lower Level COST: $50 for six classes. First class is free with the purchase of a class series Take the journey within —feel your breath, relax your neck and strengthen your core. Yoga is not about achieving anything; Yoga is the process of working towards your goals. That is why it’s called a practice! Let go of chronic tight areas and let your body heal itself while you increase strength and flexibility. Connect with yourself and others in a safe and supportive setting. My classes are appropriate for all levels. People with injuries or conditions are encouraged to attend. Equipment: Bring your mat, water and props you have—like blocks, straps and yoga blankets. A beach towel can be used in place of a yoga blanket so please bring one. I supply a limited amount of props to share. I am a certified Forrest yoga instructor. I am passionate about helping others feel better in their bodies. I have several years of experience teaching Chair Stretch and Balance classes in addition to yoga classes and private sessions. Please see http:// for more information about me, Forrest Yoga, local classes near Oakmont and Saturday workshops. Feel free to contact me at carolking1234@yahoo. com, 696-5464.


This class uses movements from Yoga to increase flexibility and balance; movements from Pilates to build core strength; and movements from myofascial release therapy to target trigger points soothing and releasing tight muscles. In addition to the foam roller, I will periodically bring different sized balls for working on hands and feet, particularly helpful for circulation and arthritis. Foam rolling has been shown to be beneficial in reducing chance of injury and increasing recovery by hydrating the muscles with increased blood flow and breaking up adhesions between skin, muscles and bones. Range of motion is greatly increased, and the bottom line is, you just feel and move better in your body. I am a Yoga Alliance certified instructor, certified in Mat Pilates, and ACE-certified as a personal trainer. I developed this class in conjunction with the physical therapists at a health care facility where I taught for 18 years. The class will be taught on a foam roller, so you will need to purchase one. It needs to be 6” in diameter and 36” long. Just google “foam roller” and you can find them online much less expensive than in retail stores. If you would like to come and try a class, send me an email or give me a call, and I will bring an extra roller to class for you to try. This is a “feel good” class, but so good for your body. Come roll with us! The only requirements are a foam roller (which you will love having at home to do selfmassage) and a yoga mat. Questions? Call me at (636) 532-4690 or email at


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r Fitness e t a W nValerie Hulsey

If you would like to join in the fun we meet Monday through Thursday with two classes each day. Monday: 9 a.m. $6; 10 a.m. no fee SRJC Class Tuesday: 9 a.m. no fee SRJC class; 10:15 a.m. no fee SRJC Class Wednesday: 9 a.m. $6; 10 a.m. no fee SRJC Class Thursday: 9 a.m. no fee SRJC class; 10:15 a.m. no fee SRJC Class Some people think Mary, our Water Aerobics teacher, is a former Drill Sergeant and although she has the uniform she really is not.

Real Mary showing off her new pink Tutu.

Afternoon Exercise Class nBetsy Smith

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

Fitness Center nJohn Phillips

Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise

I think there may be a little confusion about the difference between an aerobic exercise and an anaerobic exercise. I say this because there are times during an orientation when I begin to demonstrate the Compound Row machine, which is a weighted row machine (anaerobic) and someone will ask what the difference is between it and the rowing machines (aerobic rowers) that sit in the middle of the cardio floor. The difference is that the cardio rowers are aerobic exercises. Aerobic means with oxygen, which sounds funny because you’re thinking everything we do needs oxygen. This is true. However, exercise affects the cardiovascular system of the body and we need to bring in large amounts of oxygen to move and get oxygenated blood to the muscles. You should begin to breath heavy and your heart rate should increase. This increased heart rate will make the heart pump blood to the muscles faster. Getting oxygen to the muscles will allow them to work harder. Anaerobic exercises are shorter in duration, usually under two minutes and are performed with weights or some type of resistance. If the anaerobic exercise is longer in duration the aerobic system will take over. When the muscle is working against resistance, blood supply is actually stopped from entering the muscle cell until the resistance is relaxed or the muscle is at rest. The blood will flow back into the muscle to re-oxygenating it. This resistance is designed to build muscle and strength. Because the oxygen is not moving across the cell wall to provide oxygen to the muscle it is not carrying out the

byproducts such as lactic acid. This is why we sometimes feel a burning sensation or the muscle fails. Both types of exercise, aerobic and anaerobic are very important and along with a good stretching program you should have a well-rounded routine. Remember, one of the reasons there are so many different types of exercises and machines is to keep your body off balance and adapting. By using a variety of exercise equipment and routines you will develops muscles and promotes weight loss or gain or just simple maintenance. The first step is to get started and find something that you enjoy. If you have any question about this article or anything else that deals with exercise, please stop by the Fitness Center and see me, or call me at 494-9086 or email: I hope to see everyone at the Fitness Center. nPeggy Clark

June 24 OFC Members Appreciation Picnic

Members, join us for an Appreciation Picnic. Win a Fitbit tracker—track steps, calories, distance and more. You must be present to win! Enjoy BBQ hot dogs with all the fixings, assorted chips, fruit salad, Tuscan pasta salad, and cookies for desert. Ice tea and water will be available. BYOB if you prefer special drinks of your choice. The event is complimentary to all OFC members and reservations are required by June 19. Questions? Please call me at (650) 274-4137. We look forward to seeing you there.

OFC APPRECIATION PICNIC sign-up form Saturday, June 24, West Rec. Picnic Grounds, Noon–2 pm

Sign-up deadline is June 19.

Name(s)_______________________________________________________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone:___________________________ Email:________________________________________________________ Please return to the OFC folder at the OVA office or drop in the OFC mail slot outside the trainer John Phillip’s office.

Cal Alumni Club nJulie Kiil

Saddle Club Dinner—June 15

The next Saddle Club Dinner will be held on Thursday, June 15, with cocktails starting at 5 p.m. and buffet dinner at 6 p.m. The menu will be a Parmesan Crusted Local Fish, grilled asparagus, saffron rice pilaf, green salad and lemon bars with whipped cream for dessert. The price of the dinner is $29.50 for Saddle Club members and $32 for non-members and includes cocktails before dinner, tax and gratuity. Please join us on the Saddle Club’s beautiful deck overlooking the Mayacamas mountains, sipping cocktails then go inside for a delicious meal with the same spectacular view of the Trione Polo field and the Valley of the Moon. Reservations must be made in advance, and are due by Monday, June 12. To make reservations please contact Ed Low at 538-7785. The Wild Oak Saddle Club is located at 550 White Oak Drive.


Oakmont Macintosh Users Group nBette Shutt


Do you know all you need to know about using Photo and about how to use Photo with your iPhone? No? Well, Linda and Kathy are coming to help you! Their program is being divided into two 45-minute sections, like a classroom! Please note: here is the timeline for the two-hour program: 1:30 p.m. coffee; 1:45–2:30 p.m. Part 1; 2:30 p.m. break for coffee and goodies; 2:45–3:30 p.m. Part 2 We look forward to seeing you in the West Recreation Center. Website:


Dues are $10 per household. Three ways to join: 1. at any meeting; 2. a check made payable to OakMUG and sent to Justine Haugen, Treasurer, 8926 Acorn Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95409; 3. 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. General questions please call me at 539-1598 or email


WHEN: Tuesday, June 27, 2 p.m. WHERE: Room D, Berger Center

Windows Computer Information

As members of the former Oakmont PC Users Group, we continue to offer our free help to all Oakmont residents. Call phil kenny, 538-2075 or Al Medeiros, 843-4447.


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Stanford Club of Oakmont nKay Nelson, President

nLaurie Hartmann

Carol Cotton on Mother’s Day. (Photo by Laurie Hartmann)

Church is about ministering to the whole person, including spiritual, emotional, social and practical needs of individuals. Everyone wants to be loved and to know that they belong. When we encourage each other in the faith and walk with each other on this journey of life, it gives us strength. As scripture says, “a triple--braided cord cannot be easily broken.”

Connect with God and Others

We welcome you to join us for Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. in the Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive. We will be continuing our six-week series on Prayer, “When the Church Prays.” We will end this series on prayer with a dinner and prayer summit. Beginning June 4, we will be adding a worship service at Oakmont Gardens on Sundays at 1 p.m. June 9 at 6 p.m.: Friday Fun Fellowship at the Manse with pizza and group games. Guests are welcome! Midweek Bible Study: Oakmont Gardens, Tuesdays, 1:30–2:30 pm, now in room 116 Prayer Meeting: Wednesdays at the Manse, 10:30 a.m. All are welcome!

Reflection by Laurie Hartmann

So, it’s true, I was watching Finding Dory this week. I am a sucker for colorful animation. You probably know, Dory has short-term memory loss. “Wow, this is therapeutic to watch also!” Because of this, Dory lost her parents as she was wooshed out of their cozy tide pool. She spends years swimming the ocean trying to find them and almost does, coming this close to being reunited, just to be told that they probably are dead. Dory is devastated and in despair. She begins looking around her for some guidance as to what to do. She spots little white shells in the sand and begins to follow a trail of them. She sees more and more shells, fanning out like rays of the sun from one central spot. She hears a voice behind her, “Dory?” It is her parents; shells in their mouths on their yearslong task of putting them out for Dory to follow home, just as they had trained her to follow when she was but a wee little fish. “Hmmm”, I think, “Shells, shells all around me, I just need to look and see them: clothes in my closet, food for lunch, the sun coming up this morning, a friend stopping by to visit, the bird outside my window, beckoning me to take a moment to breath and listen and remember I am loved. So many shells; my Maker has for years been putting out shells to lead me home…” Manse: 6687 Oakmont Dr. Church phone: 595-0166,

More information regarding the Oakmont Stanford Club will be available at the June 1 Club Information Night at the Berger Center from 6:30–7:30 p.m. Two active alums will be there to converse and give information about our club. Remember, we welcome any family member of a Stanford student, graduate or faculty member to share our activities, along with sharing memories of their Stanford affiliation. A Roster of our members will be compiled this summer which will contain information pertaining to members’ undergrad and grad schools and space permitting, some brief professional affiliations since graduation. If you wish to be on the email list for current Stanford

talks, events, and continuing education announcements from the university, you can contact the following Administrator: Cindy Pearson, Director of Alumni Communities and Alumni Education, pearson@ or at (650) 725-0693. It is very interesting to read about the scope of the programs offered to all Stanford grads and faculty. The university wishes to keep in touch with alums through these ongoing programs. Invitations to the June 22 party at the Wild Oak Saddle Club are in the mail. If you have not received one and wish to attend, to join the Oakmont Stanford Club, or for further assistance and information please call me at 538-8777.

Let’s Dance—Together! nTerry Whitten

It’s Country 2-Step Time!

WHAT: Beginning Country 2-Step Partner Dance Classes WHEN: Wednesdays June 7, 14 and 21 TIME: 4–5:15 p.m. WHERE: Lower West Rec. COST: $9 pp for single class; $7 pp for two or more classes purchased in advance at beginning of class. Back by request, there will be Beginning Country 2-Step partner dance classes in June. Come learn some basic and fun moves that will get you moving easily around the dance floor. Country 2-Step is very popular in Sonoma County— especially on Sunday nights at Monroe Hall. It is an upbeat and fun partner dance that can be danced to lots of great Country Western music as well as to faster Foxtrot music.

As before, no partners or experience are required. We will rotate partners during the classes. 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! Join us for a fun way to get exercise. Some studies also indicate that partner dancing may actually increase mental acuity. It is definitely good for our muscles, balance, brains and spirit! Please let me know if you have any questions. You can email me (Terry Whitten) at twhitten@pacbell. net or call me at (415) 265-7590 (cell.) I hope to see you on the dance floor!

Educational Seminar on Social Security at Berger Press release

Do you have questions regarding when to begin taking your Social Security income? You are not alone. Everyone should have questions because the answer is different for everyone. We will be holding an open discussion on the topic of Social Security. We will quickly review the history, moving on to the basic rules, then more specific rules, and possible changes that could occur in the future.

nGayle Miller

Bring your questions and your statement and join this lively conversation. This educational seminar on Social Security will be held on June 8 at 6 p.m. at the Berger Center. This seminar is presented by Stephanie Curry, Rey Frimmersdorf, and David Mongeau. They are not affiliated with any Social Security office. To RSVP or for any questions please email Stephanie Curry, CFP at or call 483-8307.

Women of Faith Bible Study

A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place Bible Study by Beth Moore Presentation on large screen TV (includes subtitles)

Perhaps no old Testament event so dramatically illustrates God’s persistent desire to relate to His children as the building of the tabernacle in the wilderness. Through the tabernacle God initiated a deeper relationship with his Chosen People by bringing reconciliation and revealing His glory. And certainly, no Old Testament event so richly prefigures the coming of the true Tabernacle, Jesus Christ. In this Bible study you will be challenged to prepare your heart, like the holy of holies, to become a home for His love and glory—a dwelling place for the Most High God. Beth Moore is a Christian speaker and Bible Study author. She enjoys getting to serve women of every age and denomination and she is passionate about women knowing and loving the Word of God.

These presentations are not to be missed! Beth’s presentation of the Bible just brings it to life and her engaging style of speaking keeps you interested and enthralled to the very last word! This is a weekly, non-denominational study, we meet each Tuesday. Our class is small and informal, a very comfortable setting to meet new people and gain new knowledge of the Bible. We have four more weeks of this study and you are welcome to drop in and get acquainted. We will start a brand new Beth Moore Study in September. Look for our new ad with complete information in the August issue of Oakmont News. Our studies have really caught fire and the class has grown in double the size, a testimony of how everyone enjoys this type of study. Call me anytime for more information and be sure to watch for the new ad. I know you will want to be a part of this study! DATE: Tuesdays TIME: 9:30–11:30 a.m. PLACE: Meeting Room B, Central Activity Center CONTACT: Gayle Miller, 537-9309


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Duplicate Bridge nBob Stinson

Come join us for duplicate bridge

The Duplicate Bridge Club plays twice a week in the Central Activities Center card room: Tuesday evening at 6:45 p.m. and Friday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. Our Duplicate Bridge Club is a friendly, low-key group who enjoy a more challenging way of playing bridge. There is a small fee, currently $3, which pays for a professional club director who organizes and officiates the game. The fee also pays for our club’s membership with the American Contract Bridge League. We enjoy coaching newcomers to our ranks. Firsttime players may play for free, but you need to remind the recorder if you are a first-timer. What is duplicate? In social bridge, a new hand is dealt every time, and a pl ayer’s score often reflects quite a bit of luck. In duplicate bridge the hands are dealt only once and then played by nearly everyone. Your overall score is based on how well you do, compared to everyone else who played those hands. Another significant difference is that bidding is silent and uses colored bid cards from a bid box. If you enjoy bridge and want a fun, friendly and competitive way to improve your skills, bring your partner and try us out. For general information and partnerships call Marilyn Hillendahl, 833-1032.

Submarine Cribbage nMarlena Cannon

Did you know?

The popularity of cribbage among the men who patrolled the seas in submarines reached a pinnacle one night in 1943 aboard the USS Wahoo. Ordered to patrol for Japanese war ships in the shallow and dangerous waters of the northernmost Yellow Sea, submarine commander, Dudley “Mush” Morton challenged his executive officer Richard “Dick” O’Kane to a game to relieve the tension. Morton dealt Dudley four fives and a Jack—the perfect Cribbage hand yielding 29 points, the highest possible points of a single deal. Sure that it was a lucky omen, the bolstered crew of the Wahoo sank two Japanese freighters that night. O’Kane would go on to survive a POW camp, be awarded a Medal of Honor and attain the rank of rear admiral. Since the end of WWII, it has been the tradition to pass O’Kane’s cribbage board on to the oldest working submarine in the U.S. fleet. In May 2010, it was transferred to the wardroom of the USS Bremerton. The Oakmont Cribbage Club meets Tuesday afternoons, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and running until about 3 p.m. Players can come at any time. To join others in this fast-paced card game, please contact Sandra Stetzel at or call her at 539-0300.

Buddhist Meeting June 24 nPennijean Savage

Note: New Location Dialogue Starts With Ourselves

“Dialogue starts from the courageous willingness to know and be known by others. It is the painstaking and persistent effort to remove all obstacles that obscure our common humanity.”—Living Buddhism, May 2017, p. 22 You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, June 24, and learn more about the benefits of this Buddhist practice and life philosophy. WHEN: Saturday, June 24, 2:30–3:30 p.m. WHERE: 7 Oak Leaf Place (note new location). Look for SGI sign at entrance on Oak Leaf Drive. 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.

The American Mah Jongg Club nMarie Haverson

The American Mah Jongg Club is currently looking for experienced players to fill some open spots. We meet the first and third Monday of every month at the East Rec. from 1–4 p.m. We have no dues to pay. We have a great bunch of folks that play. If you would like to join our fun club and meet great people and have a great time then call me at 539-6666 or e-mail at Look forward to hearing from you!

Drop-In Chess nRichard Duncan CDR Steven Harrison (left), C.O. of USS Los Angeles (SSN688), hands O’Kane’s cribbage board off to CDR Howard Warner, C.O. of USS Bremerton (SSN-698), when Los Angeles was decommissioned in 2010 and Bremerton became the oldest submarine in the fleet.

The Drop-In Chess players meet on Tuesday afternoons between 1–4:30 p.m. in the Card Room at the Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Drive. Beginners are welcome and there are no fees or cost— just your time as you see fit. Bring a board and chess set if you have one. The atmosphere is casual and players of varying proficiency, both men and women, take part in these games. If you have not played chess in a while, are new to our Oakmont community, or are just curious and would like to know more about the “Game of Kings,” drop in and check us out. If you have any questions or would like to know more, feel free to contact us at or at 707-225-0661.


Passages Bonnie Crosse, 5-year Oakmont resident, passed away March 9. 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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This hike is six miles with approximately 700’ elevation gain. It is in the forest with much of the trail following the creek. Bring lunch, water, and poles. Leave Berger Center parking lot at 9 a.m. Hike leaders are Greg and Jan Conklin, 539-4099.


This is a mostly level 5.8+ mile hike with approximately 200’ elevation gain. Bay Flat road to Bodega Head loop and return. Lunch overlooking the blue Pacific. Leave Berger Center parking lot at 9 a.m. Hike leaders are Dave Engman and Diane Camilli, 538-5440.

Trail, with a lunch stop on a knoll with a view (weather permitting) of San Francisco’s skyline. Bring hiking poles, water and lunch. Leave Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader is Maurice Fliess, 5369382.


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

View of Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge. (Photo by George Hasa)


This 7.3-mile, 1,600’ elevation-gain circuit hike starts on the Dipsea Trail in Stinson Beach. We’ll then climb on the Steep Ravine Trail, including a ladder, past redwoods, ferns and waterfalls to the Pantoll Ranger Station in Mount Tamalpais State Park. Our return to Stinson Beach will be via the Matt Davis

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Cruise Possibility

Group space has been blocked for a cruise out of San Francisco, beginning on April 7, 2018. Experience the ease of sailing out of San Francisco on this sevenday California coastal cruise. For more information, attend one of the Travel Club meetings.

Panel Discussions

Beginning in July, we will begin panel discussions on travel experiences and destinations. This should provide a more formal method of sharing specific travel experiences with the group. Come to the meeting on June 8 to help us make plans for the future.

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Lifelong Learning

nMarlena Cannon

Baseball and Bluegrass

Lifelong Learning programs at Oakmont have lots in store for June including a two-hour lecture on baseball with a supporting film and a fun evening of bluegrass music and more.

Two-hour lectures on the Sonoma State campus

June 13: An Exploration of Cairo’s Islamic Monuments, instructor Heidi Saleh June 20: The Woven Past: Reading Medieval Tapestries, instructor Mara Vejby June 27: Death by 1,000 Births: Economics and Population Growth, instructor: Robert Eyler For more information or to register, go to Osher Lifelong Learning at olli. For a complete listing of summer classes being offered, OLLI catalogues are available on-line, at the OVA office and in the CAC kiosk

Bluegrass at Oakmont!

The History of the Homer: From Shoeless Joe to A-Rod June 22, 10 am–12 noon Berger Center, Mick Chantler

This two-hour lecture will explore the most exciting play in baseball—the home run. While Mick Chantler is best known as a captivating instructor of early American history, he also is well-schooled in the history of baseball and is a Member of the Society for American Baseball Research. Cost: $25.

Bull Durham June 18, 2 pm, Berger Center

On June 18, at 2 p.m. in the Berger Center, in a collaborative effort with Movies At Oakmont, Bull Durham will be shown. Ranked by Sports Illustrated as the #1 Greatest Sports Movie of all time, this romantic comedy stars Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon.

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June 14 brings the picking and singing of Vintage Grass, an acoustic trio from Sonoma, who will play an entertaining variety of music. David Thom, Andy Shaw and Jeff King are veteran members of the Bay area bluegrass scene. The show will begin at 7 p.m. in the East Rec. Center. The cost of $20 includes a glass of wine and light refreshments Concert tickets may be purchased at the door or

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We will be shipping free of charge over 1,200 Braille concept-books to teachers of visually- and mentallyimpaired children. We send them as near as Alamo, CA and as far away as Tibet. Mailing day is June 5 from 9–11:30 a.m. in the Upper East Rec. Center. Many thanks to our loyal volunteers who work every Monday morning as well as at home preparing

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the books for our mailings. Also, kudos to the men who do the packaging and to those who take the boxes to the post office. Your continued efforts and team work are very much appreciated. And we want you to know that you are making a very real difference in children’s lives. Come and visit us to see our mailing process. Regular Monday work days will resume on June 12 from 9–11 a.m. For more information or to volunteer call me at 538-5321.

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Free Movies For Seniors Press release

Free Seniors Movie Series at the Third Street Cinemas in Downtown Santa Rosa will be shown on the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m., and will continue through June 7. As usual, there will be a choice of four movies. No tickets are needed, and the doors open at 9:30 a.m. It is not possible to publicize an advance list of films, but for a list of the four movie titles for each month, call the Third Street Cinemas Recording the week of the Series: 525-8909 x 2. The movies are free for seniors, 60 and older.

Detailed flyers are on display in the Lobbies of the Roxy 14, the Airport 12, the Summerfield and the Third Street Cinemas, as well as the Raven Film Center in Healdsburg. They have also been distributed to all of the Senior Centers, the Council on Aging, the Social Security Office, and various other facilities for seniors, including Retirement Homes, Senior Apartment Complexes, and Senior Mobile Home Parks. The Series is generously being sponsored by Santa Rosa Memorial Park and Mortuary/Eggen & Lance Chapel, Kobrin Financial Services, and Hired Hands Homecare.

nBarbara Bowman

The Third Street Cinemas is located at 620 3rd Street between Santa Rosa Avenue and “D” Street (behind the Third Street Aleworks). It’s only 1½ blocks from the Downtown Transit Mall, where all City and County busses arrive and depart. There are also two parking garages close by, one directly across from the theatre (no elevator), and the other around the corner on “D” Street (basically, behind the theatre). The rate is 75c per hour, but those with handicapped placards may park free at parking meters on the street. For more info, contact Gwen Adkins at the Santa Rosa Entertainment Group, 523-1586 x 21 or 484-7328 (cell).

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

Sunday, June 4, 2 pm THE AGE OF ADALINE

After 29-year-old Adaline (Blake Lively) recovers from a near-fatal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself—until she meets a man who changes her life. Filmed in the Bay Area, San Francisco looks gorgeous in every decade represented, as do the costumes and settings. Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn, in cameo roles, give great performances in this intriguing film, as does Lively. (2015), PG-13, 112 minutes.

Sunday, June 11, 2 pm LA LA LAND

While pursuing showbiz fame, jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) falls for aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone), and the two embark on an intense love affair. But as their separate paths of ambition force them to make tough choices, their relationship starts to fray. This charming modern-day musical explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. Stone won a Best Actress Oscar, and the film won Oscars for cinematography and music as well as a Best Picture nomination. (2016), PG-13, 128 minutes.

Sunday, June 18, 2 pm BULL DURHAM

Screened in conjunction with Lifelong Learning’s Summer Sampler, The History of Homer: From Shoeless Joe to A-Rod presented by Mick Chantler, this film is a blend of comedy, drama and romance. Bull Durham follows the intertwining of three lives brought together by the Great American Pastime of baseball. “Crash” Davis (Kevin Costner) is a perennial Minor Leaguer with the Durham Bulls, a hapless team with a long tradition of mediocrity. There he tutors a young, dim-witted pitching prodigy, “Nuke” La Loosh (Tim Robbins) in the ways of baseball, life and love. Susan Sarandon plays their love interest. The instructor will attend. (1988), R (language/nudity), 107 minutes.

For Your Refrigerator/Wallet

Sunday, June 4: The Age of Adaline, (2015), PG-13, 112 minutes. Sunday, June 11: La La Land, (2016), PG-13, 128 minutes. Sunday, June 18: Bull Durham, (1988), R, 107 minutes. Sunday, June 25: Lion, (2016), PG-13, 118 minutes.



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




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



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


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



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




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 Stephany at 545-2850.


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).


Let me help you walk, talk and play with your dog. $25/hr., 15/half-hr. Call for free meeting. Terri, (707) 480-0786. Local references.

25+ years experience. Dog and cat care. Daily schedules and routines. Overnight companionship. Insured and bonded. Based in Sonoma. Call Alix, PET CARE 637-6267. Experienced, insured sitters for overnites and exercise walks for dogs and loving kitty care visits. Oakmont BODEN PLUMBING, references. A Mother’s Love Petsitting, HEATING AND AIR 775-7520. For all your plumbing and heating needs. Local plumbers in business since the late 20th century, licensed, bonded LOCAL I.T. SERVICES AND and insured. Same day service is often COMPUTER REPAIRS available. Money-saving coupons! Keep your home or company up and CA Lic. #659920. Please call running. Back-up, training, security, (707) 996-8683 or go to networking, repair, transfers, up, Smart Homes. Call now for free consultation, (707) 486-5302.

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


Do you need a reliable, trustworthy helpful caregiver? Then have no fear— Tammy is near. 14-yr. experience, references. Flexible hours, day/night. Lic. #57044. Call 529-0996.



Dry rot repair, fences, decks, gates, doors, stairs, hand rails, cabinets, shelves, tile. Lic. #1008255. Call or E-mail Alex, 843-1898,


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

No appointment hair cuts. Coloring, perms, styling. Great people, great prices. Open 7 days. 140 Calistoga Rd., Santa Rosa.


Done at an affordable rate. Assistance with home projects as well. Small jobs OK. Richard Garety, 833-1806. Since 2007.


Responsible, compassionate, in-home and assisted living care experience for 20+ years. Local references. Lic. PT 14228. Linda, (707) 509-9519.


I will come to you. No travel charges within 10 miles of Oakmont. Cert. #2182594. (707) 829-2203.


Personalized computer help in your home. PC and MAC, cell phones and tablets. Patient, experienced technology help in the comfort of your home. $35 per hour. Call Diana at (707) 327-8997.


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.


15-year Oakmont resident, collector, not a dealer. American or foreign, 1970s or earlier. Dave, (707) 481-6505.

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The Oakmont News / June 1, 2017

Oakmont Village Association oakmont village association

Hours: M–F 9 AM–5 PM Tel 539-1611 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A OVA E-mail: Website: Go to the members only page to view the monthly calendar, Board Meeting Minutes, criminal activity information and more.

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

Bulletin Boards

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

locker rentals

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


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.


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

Condominium Financial management (cfM)

Hours: M– Th 9 AM–Noon, 1–5 PM Tel 539-0701 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A E-mail:

architectural office

OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297

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

Need a ride? give a ride! oakmont volunteer helpers

2017-2018 OVA board of Directors


Ellen Leznik, President

June 1–15 Jack Luceti 833-1110 June 16–30

Matt Zwerling 539-8996

Meals on Wheels, 525-0383

If you would like to be a volunteer, please call 539-8996. Donations to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers are appreciated and tax deductible. Mail your check payable to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers, 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Thank you.

Rides Within Oakmont Marianne Neufeld 528-0161 Mon.–Fri. medical rides before 9 AM or after 4 PM are subject to limited volunteer driver availability. No service on weekends or holidays. Please call at least three full working days prior to appointment. We regret that we are unable to provide either wheelchair or emergency service.


PAS Management Company

oakmont News

Tel 575-7200 E-mail:

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)


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.

Blood Pressure clinic

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


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

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

oakmont community garden on stonebridge

maintenance Office

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

Street Cleaning

City streets in Oakmont are cleaned by the city early on the fourth Friday of each month. Residents who want their streets swept should avoid street parking overnight on those days.


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.


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.

Letters to the Editor Writer Guidelines

The Oakmont News welcomes residents’ letters to the editor about Oakmont life. Email letters of no more than 200 words to cat@oakmontvillage. com. Writer’s name, address and phone number must be included. Writers will be limited to one letter published every 90 days. Letters may be edited for length and clarity.

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.


Ken Heyman, Vice President Carolyn Bettencourt, Secretary Frank Batchelor, Director Greg Goodwin, Director Gloria Young, Director Kathleen Connelly, Director Association Manager Cassie Turner

OVA Board Meetings 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 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. To receive E-Blast by E-mail, click the "join our E-Blast email list" link. If you would like a hardcopy, please come to​the OVA Activities​office. They are located on the front counter.


The Oakmont News / June 1, 2017

OVA-Sponsored Events E-Waste Collection and Goodwill Donation Truck nAnita Roraus, OVA

june 9, 11 am–7 pm; June 10, 9 am–5 pm

E-Waste Collection will be two days: Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10! They will be parked in the Berger parking lot, 310 White Oak Drive, parallel to the street, 9 s.m.–5 p.m. There is no appointment needed for this event. We have a new sponsor, Conservation Corps North Bay! In addition to E-Waste, you may drop off items in gently used condition such as clothing, furniture, books, shoes, household items, etc. Accepted at the event will be computer equipment (computers, monitors, laptops, keyboards, printers, mice, hard drives, tape and zip drives); consumer

electronics such as DVD players, VCRs, gaming devices, stereo components, radios, PDAs, cell phones, cables, etc.); televisions (CRTs and LCDs); office equipment such as telephones, fax machines, copiers, etc.); and kitchen appliances such as blenders, toaster ovens, coffee makers, microwaves; household appliances such as hair dryers, irons, curling irons, vacuum cleaners. Goodwill will not accept large appliances and large office equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, ovens, stoves dishwashers, air conditioners, water heaters, large copiers, and printers that sit on the floor, etc.

Free Shredding and Battery Disposal Event nAnita Roraus, OVA

Friday, June 16, 9 AM–12 PM Berger Parking Lot

It’s time to shred again. This event is sponsored by Oakmont Kiwanis, Oakmont Automotive and OVA. Oakmont residents and businesses are invited to bring their documents and other shreddables to the truck that morning. Please limit your documents to the equivalent of five banker’s boxes. This year we will also be collecting household disposable batteries in a separate container.


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Some of our services: n Caring



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Transportation and Errands


Light Housekeeping


Medication Reminders


Assistance with Bathing and Grooming

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The Oakmont News / June 1, 2017

Century 21 Valley of the Moon Locally Owned—Internationally Known

Linda Frediani Broker/Owner, 322-4519

Jolene Cortright 477-6529

Paula Lewis 332-0433

Mike & Leila O’Callaghan 888-6583

Randy Ruark 322-2482

415 Meadowgreen Drive — $430,000

436 Oak Brook Lane — $769,000

6381 Meadowridge Drive — $785,000

350 Singing Brook Circle — $865,000

838 Wheeler Street — $890,000

6269 Meadowstone Drive — $998,000

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9347 Oak Trail Circle

4 Oak Shadow Place

316 Singing Brook Circle

Kay Nelson 538-8777

Sue Senk 318-9595

Nancy Shaw 322-2344

707• 539 • 3200

Joey & Claudine Cuneo Peter & Roberta Lommori 694-2634 539-3200

6580 Oakmont Drive Santa Rosa 95409 CalBRE#01523620

Cheryl Peterson 974-9849

Gail Johnson 292-9798

Brian McGuire 490-7959

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