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Oakmont’s Semimonthly Newspaper

June 15, 2014 • Volume 52, Number 12

Classic Car Show Draws Crowds, 107 Entries

Don Morse of Oakmont, standing, was joined by his two sons, Richard and Doug, owner of the 1998 blue Panoz Roadster. (Photo by Michael Reinhardt)

This 1955 Chevy Bel Air reminded Classic Car Show attendees of the old days. Right down to the A&W cups and burger package decorating the carhop’s window tray. (Photo by Michael Reinhardt)

Fire Danger Discussed at Town Hall Meeting

Vince Gregoire of Santa Rosa returned to the Oakmont Classic Car Show for the second time with his 1913 Ford Speedster 2. (Photo by Michael Reinhardt)

nJackie Reinhardt

If Oakmont’s Classic Car Show is any indication, America’s love affair with the automobile only grows with age. The event drew more than 100 entries to the Berger Center parking lot over Memorial Day weekend. See car show on page 11

Fines Recommended for CC&R Violations

nAl Haggerty

The Architectural Committee has recommended levying fines against homeowners who violate the Oakmont Village Association’s CC&Rs, calling for an”absolute zero tolerance policy”. Marianne Neufeld, chair of the Architectural Committee (AC), said other retirement communities it contacted, including Rossmoor, Del Webb, Trilogy, Sea Ranch and Lincoln, have had a fines policy since their inception, and couldn’t believe that Oakmont didn’t have one. The proposals were outlined in the OVA Board’s June 3 workshop at the Berger Center and require board approval. The AC recommended a fine of up to $100 for the first violation, and up to $500 for the third violation. See fines recommended on page 11 Oakmont Village Association 6575 Oakmont Drive, Suite 7 Santa Rosa, CA 95409-5906

nLeanne Smith

Resident concerns about a wildfire in Annadel State Park and whether Oakmonters would be able to evacuate the area were addressed at First District County Supervisor Susan Gorin’s town hall meeting, held May 29 at Berger Center. At the meeting to answer questions were representatives from the Santa Rosa Fire Department, Sonoma County Fire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), California Highway Patrol, Cal Trans, Sonoma County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works, California State Parks and Sonoma County Regional Parks. Supervisor Gorin, an Oakmont resident, seemed to be speaking for the audience when she said, “We are extremely vulnerable, not only to earthquakes...but we’re really nervous about the hillsides and the sheer amount of fuel that lines our hillsides.” She also expressed concern about traffic congestion on County Supervisor Susan Gorin, Highway 12—“our one an Oakmont resident, presided arterial road.” “If there’s at the town hall meeting. any kind of a fender(Photo by Kathy Sowers) bender, we’re stuck. We don’t know if it’s going to be an hour, two hours or four hours before the traffic clears.” Following introductions, Supervisor Gorin asked the local, county and state representatives to answer her questions. “If there is a fire in Annadel, how do the city, county and state fire departments work PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANTA ROSA, CA PERMIT NO. 323

together? Who has jurisdiction? Who gets the first phone call?” she asked. Division Chief Todd Derum of Cal Fire explained the Sonoma County Dispatch Center, known as Red Com, gets the first call. “They are linked together with the Cal Fire Dispatch Center as well. We work hand-in-hand,” said Derum. See fire danger on page 11

Bob Kirk poses a question to the town hall panel at Berger Center. More photos online at (Photo by Kathy Sowers).

Evelyn George, sitting between Oakmont board members Herm Hess and Frances Dias, asks a question during the town hall. (Photo by Kathy Sowers)

Inside the Oakmont News Golf Club News..............................................................5–7 OVA Trips and Special Events......................................14–15 Puzzle Contest..................................................................17


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Regular Oakmont Association Committee Meetings nOVA Administration

The listed Oakmont Village Association meetings are open sessions. Any interested Oakmont residents are invited and encouraged to participate in these important meetings.

MEETINGS Architectural (No participation) / Oakmont Village Association (OVA) Board OVA Board Workshop

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

COMMITTEES Communications (CC) / Community Development (OCDC) / Finance (FC) / Landscape Improvement Committee (LIC) League of Maintained Area Associations (LOMAA) Regular Meetings Quarterly Meetings LOMAA Workshop Long-Range Planning (LRP) /

DATE TIME PLACE* 2nd Mon. Monthly 8:30–10 AM Rm. B 2nd Thurs. Monthly 11:30 AM–1:30 PM Rm. B 4th Thurs. Monthly 2–3:30 PM Rm. B 1st Tues. Monthly 10 AM–12 Noon Rm. G 1st Mon. Monthly 1st Wed. (March, Sept. & Dec.) 2nd Thurs. (June) 4th Tues. Monthly

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

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Oakmont Village Criminal Activity Report May 1–31

nOVA Office

Data listed here is gathered from the Santa Rosa Police Department Website. To ensure the swiftest response, please do not report criminal activity to the OVA Office. Please use the numbers listed below.

Date Time Reported Incident Description Incident Location 5-1 12:09 p.m. Counterfeiting/Forgery Fairfield Dr. 5-19 9:23 a.m. Grand Theft Report Wintergreen Ct. 5-30 4:31 p.m. Burglary Report Twin Lakes Cir.

Report criminal activity as soon as possible to the Santa Rosa Police Department: Emergencies— 911 / Non-Emergencies— 528-5222 / Fire/Ambulance— 528-5151

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nMarty Thompson

The new Oakmont 2014 Community Directory and Resource Guide is now available online, on the OVA website. The guide replaced the old Oakmont phone book earlier this year. It includes phone listings plus information about the community, activities, clubs and organizations, the Oakmont Golf Club, bus routes, color photos and maps. Having the information online makes it conveniently accessible via home computer, notebook or smart phone. “Adding the 2014 Community Directory to OVA’s website increases its value to advertisers and meets a growing need for our increasingly mobile members,” said John Taylor, OVA President. Residents may access the full directory, with telephone listings, by going to members and entering the password. The directory minus resident telephone listings can be found on the “Community” tab of the public website, To be listed in the residential directory section, residents need to complete a Directory Fact Sheet, available in the OVA Office.

nJim Golway







Oakmont Directory Is Now Online

New Café Owners Come to Oakmont




A new Oakmont Drive restaurant, Mei-Don, put its name out front on a new sign at the end of May. Owner Ken Wong of Oakmont, has said he hoped to open this month. Wong said the restaurant name roughly translates as “Beautiful Flower.” (Photo by Marty Thompson)



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Two men from the East Bay are the new owners of the former Café des Croissants. Chris Amsden and Gregg Chavaria purchased the Oakmont Drive coffee shop in May and are remodeling the interior with the hope of opening by early July. The café will be called Café Sonoma and offer a variety of coffee drinks, plus breakfast items, sandwiches and a few dinner-type entrées. “We want our café to be the kind of place where everyone knows your name,” said Amsden. “We’ll have a large table for groups and quiet spots for morning coffee and a bite to eat.” Chavaria said they are especially open to suggestions from residents. “We heard some complains that you can’t buy an ice cream cone in Oakmont,” he said. “So we are looking into offering a few flavors of ice cream. We just want to do all we can to make Café Sonoma a friendly gathering place for the community and a great place to eat.”


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Homemade Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Seasonal Vegetables $13 Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon & Pepper Aioli, Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables $17 Country Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Seasonal Vegetables $15

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nChuck Wood

Golf News



The Oakmont Golf Club is now offering reduced green fees for play between 11 a.m.–4 p.m. on both the West and East Golf Courses. Our courses are not at all crowded during the middle of the day, so it’s relatively easy to book a tee time and then enjoy a fast-paced round of golf. Call 539-0415 to make it happen. On Mondays through Fridays, stay for our Happy Hour at the Quail Inn, which now runs from 3–6 p.m.


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Nina Ferrando has joined Steve Lucanic in our business office. During the hours of 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Nina will provide reception and clerical assistance for our club. Her most recent business experience has been with the Wednesday Night Santa Rosa Farmers Market— first being on the board and then running this event. Welcome, Nina!


Periodically, John Theilade and team have special pricing sales events in the West Pro Shop. E-mail notices are sent out to OGC members (to the address associated with their membership registration), as well as to people who provide their addresses by signing up at the counter of the West Pro Shop. Keep an eye out for upcoming sales, as well as demonstration days for golf club manufacturers.


18-Hole Tuesday & Thursday Women’s Club

nEileen Beltrano

Hi there ladies. June is almost over and before you know it, September will be here and that only means our Invitational! Be sure to have your team in mind and sign up soon. It’ll be here before you know it. Just a few reminders: East-West Partner Eclectic is underway. TOWGC’s General Jerry Moreno, part of the Sale success and Meeting is after golf on June 19. Closet our WGANC Open Be sure to sign up for the Club Days Chairperson Championship on June 27. One more reminder: become a board member for our Tuesday Club. We need your time and energy. Just let the Nominating Committee 2015 know. Now, the results of sweeps for the end of May.

TUESDAY, MAY 20, west throw out 3, 35 players

Low Gross of Field: Jerry Moreno (87). First flight: first place, L. Clark, 53; second tie, M. Pierce and J. Seliga, 54; and fourth, E. Beltrano, 55. Second flight: first place tie, M. Yturralde and C. Buchold, 55; third, L. Kilpatrick, 56; and fourth, Y. Smith, 58. Third flight: first place, E. Huff, 52; second, J. Buell, 53; and third tie, C. Locke and M. Delagnes, 55. Fourth flight: first place tie, C. Tripaldi and K. Wittes, 54; third, L. Frediani, 55; and fourth tie, R. Wellman and E. Baciocco, 56 Fifth flight: first place, J. O’Toole, 51; second, C. Dominguez, 54; third, S. Keating, 55; and fourth, S. Glass, 58.

TURSDAY, MAY 22, WEST SWEEPS, 27 players

Low Gross of Field: Jerry Moreno and Eileen Beltrano (96). First flight: first low net, L. Clark; second, B. Hulick; third, E. Beltrano: and fourth tie, S. Wood and M. Pierce. Second flight: first low net, Y. Smith; second, J. Duport; third, M. Yturralde; fourth, N. Shaw; and fifth, E. Huff. Third flight: first low net, C. Rexford; second, C. Carter; third, N. DeSousa; and fourth, J. O’Toole.

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TUESDAY, MAY 27, WEST SWEEPS, 33 players

Low Gross of Field: Joan Seliga (93). First flight: first low net, J. Seliga; second, K. Peters; third tie, P. Buchholz and J. Moreno. Second flight: first low net, Y. Smith; second, M.A. Gibbs; third tie, L. Kilpatrick, E. Huff and J. Duport. Third flight: first low net, M. Delagnes; second, E. Baciocco; third tie, C. Locke and V. Collins. Fourth flight: first low net, C. Rexford; second tie, A. Larkin and L. Frediani; and fourth, K. Wittes.


Low Gross of Field: Linda Paul (84). First flight: first low net, K. Peters; second tie, K. Downey and P. Buchholz; and fourth tie, B. Hulick and L. Paul. Second flight: first low net, J. Duport; second tie, N. Shaw and E. Frauenhoffer; fourth, Y. Smith; and fifth, Gail Holmes. Third flight: first low net tie, C. Carter and K. Wittes; third tie, R. Nicholson and L. Weiner; and fifth, N. DeSousa. Keep practicing, keep playing, and keep up the One of our first place pace-of-play! See you out winners in sweeps, Kay Wittes there ladies.

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9-Hole Thursday Women’s Club

nBarbara Bowman

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The May 15 fun started with 60 guys, gals and pals playing in a Shamble on the East front and back courses, and continued on to the Quail Inn with cocktails and lunch. After the delicious meal, Shamble winners were awarded prizes—and we’re talking cash here, folks! First flight (back): first, Bob and Ellie Baciocco, Connie Dominguez and Dennis Desousa; second, Joe and Josie DiBenedetto, and John and Henni Williston; third, Vern and Claire Bowen, and Ted and Kathy Mokricky. Second flight (front): first, Barbara and Jack Robinson, Cindy Carrell and Collette Johanson; second, Elisabeth LaPointe, Anita Tucker, Cathy Cunningham and Sal Cesario; third, Arlene Keenley, Claudine Hilliard, Peggy Lash and Tom Massip. The success of this event is due to the hard work of Luncheon Chairs Connie Dominguez and Audrey Larkin, and Tournament Chairs Gail Dalcielo and Barbara James. Thanks very much! Thanks, also, to the Men’s Niners and other men’s golf groups for supporting our event.


First flight: first, J. Rockwell; second, E. Foote; third, P. Lash. Second flight: first tie, E. Baciocco and J. Rietow; third, A. Tucker. Third flight: first tie, H. Williston; second tie, J. DiBenedetto and C. Cunningham. Fourth flight: first, N. Young; second tie, B. Bowman and J. Haggerty. Chip-in: #4—Barbara Robinson.


First flight: first, M. Mar; second, M. Bowers; third, L. Karjalainen. Second flight: first, A. Keenley; second, E. LaPointe; third, S. Thomason. Third flight: first J. Howell; second, J. DiBenedetto; third tie, B. Robinson, C. Rexford and H. Williston. Fourth flight: first, C. Bowen; second, D. Wallace; third, B. James. Fifth flight: first, B. Bowman; second tie, S. Dinwiddie and V. Boot; fourth, A. Engen. Chip-in: #8—Audrey Engen.


Luncheon co-chair Connie Dominguez welcomes Guys, Gals and Pals at the Quail Inn. Well done, Connie.


Wednesday Men’s Club

“And the winners are…” Luncheon co-chair Audrey Larkin awards Shamble prizes. Thanks, Audrey.

WRENS General Meeting was held April 24 after 9-holes of golf at Hidden Valley Lakes. Two clubs (Ukiah and Foxtail) are considering discontinuing WRENS membership after 2014 due to long drives and poor attendance. Five Oakmont WRENS had a fun Flower Power Invitational day at Buckingham Golf course. They are a very welcoming club and our ladies said the drive wasn’t too bad. Rumor has it that Valerie Boot won a new putter!

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, August 6

Our friends from Adam Springs Golf Club have invited us to a Western-themed golf and lunch.

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“Check-in here,” say tournament co-chairs Gail Dalcielo and Barbara James. Good job ladies.

We had a great Mixer of both East and West Teams— good golf, good weather, good food and good fun!

May 21: Mixer with EAST and West Teams on the East

Four-man scramble: first, Charlie Huff, Don Streutker, Frank James and Charlie Avery, 57; second, Jim Scinto, Rick Yates, Gary Stone and Scott Ricci, 58; third, Bruce Hulick, Bill Smith, Bud Simi and (alt. shot ), 60; fourth tie, Danny Morgan, Dennis Cronin, Ed Pierson and Chuck Mendenhall, Nick Beltrano, Gary Novak, Tony D’Agosta and Mike LaForge, 61. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 0–19): #8—Mike Isola, 2’5”, Noel Schween, 4’11”; #11—Gary Novak, 5’8”, Nick Beltrano, 14’10”; #16—Bill Roberts, 11’8”, Greg Carpenter, 16’8”. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 20–Out): #8—Charlie Avery, 20’0”, Scott Ricci, 24’1”; #11—nobody on the green; #16—Gary Stone, 7’1”, Bill Smith, 8’9”.

May 28, East Course TWO-MAN BEST BALL

First, Dan Sienes/El DeLagnes, 54; second, Greg Carpenter/Vic Fryling, 55; third, Noel Schween/ Keith Wise, 56. Closest-to-the-pin (HCP 0–19): #8—Noel Schween, 1’11”. Closest-to-the-pins (HCP 20–Up): #8—Tony D’Agosta, 22’7”, Keith Wise, 26’5”; #16—Dan Sienes, 25’5”.

May 28, West Course Two-Man Better Ball

First flight (6.0–16.5): first, Peter Waller/Clyde Handford, 59; second, Bruce Hulick/Jim Kaiser, 60; third tie, Jim Scinto/Frank Giannini and Doug Ewer/ Mike Doyle, 61. Second flight (16.6–20.5): first, Bob Hartsock/John Greig, 59; second tie, Mike Isola/Jack Haggerty, Paul Corbitt/Frank James and Ed Pierson/Wayne Shomaker, 63. Third flight (22.0–Out): first, Jeff Thomson/Rodi Martinelli, 60; second, Bill Wellman/Larry Frediani, 62; third tie, Tom Wayne/Pete Eschelbach and Joe DiBenedetto/Blind draw, 63. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 0–19): #8—Shelly Brodsky, 7’8”, Wayne Shomaker, 8’8”; #13—Danny Morgan, 2’8”, Bob Giddings, 11’9”; #16—Phil Sapp, 4’6”, Bob Hartsock, 9’ 10”. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 20–Out): #8—John Greig, 15’3”, (no second); #13—John Greig, 21’3”, Bill Roberts, 24’4”; #16—Dennis DeSousa, 15’9”, John Greig, 16’8”.

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The Oakmont News / June 15, 2014


9-Hole Monday Men’s Club

nTony D’Agosta

Andy Trinkino is our new Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. Welcome Andy! We have just completed our first of the season Eclectic Tournament. It was a five-round event. Now get this, our winner, Dan Levin, won the tournament with a 22 by completing only two rounds! Way to go, Dan! Second place was a tie between Gary Stone and Noel Schween who came in with a 23.

SWEEPS RESULTS FOR MAY 19 Two-Man Team, 12 Teams

First place tie: Art Boot/Dan Sienes, and Greg Carpenter/Vic Fryling, all with a 33. Third place tie: Noel Schween/Keith Wise, and Wayne Mickaelian/John Munkacsy, all with a 34. Closest-to-the-pin: Paul Lawler, 24’5”; Don Schulte, 42’1”, Dan Sienes, 63’1”.


nJackie McDonald

On June 23 and 30, Evelyn Zigmont will bring Neil Simon’s California Suite to Playreaders. This play opened in Los Angeles in 1976 and is composed of three playlets, all set in Suite 20304 in The Beverly Hills Hotel. In Visitor from New York, a bickering couple argue over the best place for their daughter to live. In Visitors from London, a British actress worries about her chances for winning an Oscar and her failing marriage. Visitors from Chicago involves two couples who are good friends taking a vacation together when a tennis incident causes their friendship to unravel. California Suite became a movie in 1978, with Jane Fonda, Maggie Smith and Walter Matthau in the cast. Readers are Germaine Byrne, Honora Clemens, Pete Folkens and Ron White.

SWEEPS RESULTS FOR May 27 Individual Low Net, 25 Players

First place: Noel Schween with a 28. Second place: Tony D’Agosta with a 29. Third place tie: Al Bentham and Greg Carpenter, both with a 29.5. Fifth place tie: Clem Maassen, Bob Marotto and Dan Sienes, all with a 30.5. Eighth place: Wayne Mickaelian with 31. Closest-to-the-pin: Wayne Mickaelian, 20’0”; Phil Sapp, 23’2”; Lou Lari, 25’3”. Readers of Time Stands Still

Buddhist Meeting

nPennijean Savage

June 28: Gongyo

Gongyo consists of chanting Nam-myoho-rengekyo and reciting parts of the “Expedient Means” and “Life Span” chapters of the Lotus Sutra. Doing gongyo consistently every day is like engaging in a regular spiritual workout, a daily exercise to develop our life’s most beautiful and noble qualities. You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, June 28 and learn more about the benefits of this Buddhist practice and life philosophy. WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 2:30–4 p.m. WHERE: 20 Glengreen. Look for SGI sign at entrance of Glengreen Street. Monthly SGI Nichiren Buddhist discussion meetings of chanting, study and dialogue are open to all Oakmonters and are free of charge. Call Judy at 5383369 or Pj at 843-7266 for directions or more information. The meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month, except for holidays. See for additional information on Nichiren Buddhism.


The Oakmont News / June 15, 2014

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The Oakmont News / June 15, 2014

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Zentangle™ Art Method is Here!

nBetsy Smith

Come join us for a fun, interesting art technique called Zentangle™. If you can draw a dot, a straight line, squiggly line, circle or square, you can do the Zentangle™ Art method. The second Tuesdays of each month will be a beginning, review, learn more basic tangles class. If you have attended a Zentangle™ class before, this can still be the place to learn a new tangle or two and practice what you know. On the fourth Tuesdays, we will explore tangling using different kinds of materials, colors, other mediums, and more complicated tangles. You don’t have to go to the beginning class to come but it may help in orienting you to the Zentangle™ method. All supplies will be provided. Be sure to call or E-mail to sign up as classes fill up. Cost is $8 for the class. Hope to see you in class! WHEN: Second Tuesdays of the month, July 14, August 12—Beginning/Review/Learn More Basic tangles class; fourth Tuesdays of the month—June 23 “Exploring grids and designs in the grid,” July 28 “Sepia toned tiles and colored chalks,” August 25—“Using black tiles” TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. WHERE: Central Activity Center COST: $8 INFO: Just bring yourself, all supplies will be provided. Tell your friends and come explore! Call me at 538-8304 (home), 321-2105 (cell) or E-mail me at

Lawn Bowling

The sport of lawn bowling places special importance to etiquette while playing matches. It is common for players to stand behind and remain silent as bowlers on the mat are about to roll their bowls. Before each match, bowlers routinely wish each other well and after the match is finished, congratulations are expressed to all participants. Because rules of the game are quite clear there is rarely any difference of opinion or heated discussion ever exchanged over any aspect of play. Oakmont bowlers strive for more than just etiquette/ manners both on and off the rinks. Emphasis to encourage, especially new bowlers, is deemed essential for all club members to be mindful of as we work to introduce lawn bowling to other Oakmonters. Here is an open invitation for you to give lawn bowling a try. Stop by the green Monday through Saturday at 9:15 a.m. to see for yourself etiquette and encouragement. Everyone could use a pat on the back and “way to go.” Call Linda Goodwin, our greeter for the month of June, at 539-6729. She is very polite and encouraging.


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the tournament runner-up Sandy Gravitz. The third time turned out to be a charm for Marilyn, who had competed in the two previous years’ tournaments. When asked how much she loves lawn bowling, Marilyn said, “as much as her favorite ice cream.” The follow-up question was, of course, what flavor? Answer: Jamocha Almond Fudge.


This year’s first After Five’s event took place on May 28. Sixteen members showed to try their hands at shortened matches and the opportunity to win a huge cash prize. Hosts, Jack and Trish Diviney, came up with some special targets for bowlers to aim at and claim the big money, if they were able to roll their bowl through the legs of the clown from over 100 ft. away. It wasn’t easy, but Edie MacAlistaire, let go with a mighty roll and, “viola,” right through the legs went her bowl. After the games, out came the food and drinks. As usual there was plenty of eats so no one needed to cook that night. The next After Five’s event takes place on Wednesday, June 18.


Six teams bowled on their assigned rinks under a bright, sunny sky on Monday, May 26 vying for the 2014 MDT Championship. The tournament got under way after manager, Colin Pegley, welcomed the participants and club president, Jerry Garland, led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. Play got started and, half-way through the games, two of the three teams were very close in score. The old saying goes, “on any given day, one team can beat another.” In this case, however, it was the third team and eventual winner that led from start to finish. That team was Jerry Garland, James Chang and Linda Rubio. Well done MDT Champs.


As of press time, round four of league play has almost been completed. Currently in first place is the team Let’s Roll, unless Three’s Company can pile up lots of points over the formidable Giants. The league scores so far this season indicate that all teams are evenly matched. It looks like this season’s winning team will be decided in the last round of play, perhaps, even the last match much like last year’s champion. Until then, the commissioner wants every team to stay on schedule. There is a sub list to ensure that each team gets its games in on time. The sub list is the key to the success of the league. In fact, participation in league, as well as tournament play and the daily draw, makes the club much more interesting for all. Remember, the 4th of July is almost here and Uncle Sam wants you on the green.

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All Oakmont residents are welcome. WHAT: BBQ and Dance Party WHERE: Berger Center WHEN: June 28. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; dinner 5–6:30 p.m.; music 6–9:30 p.m. COST: $20 per member, $23 per members; guest, $35 per person if you are not a members’ guest. Best deal—$32, includes dinner and dance and a one-year membership from the date you join. MENU: BBQ chicken and tri tip, potato salad, green salad, garlic bread, Ray’s famous chili and desert. We will have plates, napkins, chili bowls forks, knifes, spoons, coffee, and lemon water. As always it is BYOB or your favorite soft drink. Back by popular demand Mr. Charley Baker and Company! If you have heard them before, you know why they are coming back. Plan on dancing all night long or just enjoy the great sounds. Either way it is a great time for all. Please make all checks payable to Sha-Boom. You may mail your checks to 7111 Oak Leaf Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. You may also put your payments in our club folder inside the OVA Office in the folder marked Sha-Boom, or you can drop it off at my house.

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We are going to have our country ho-down on August 23, complete with ½ lb. burgers, ¼ lb hot dogs, Ray’s chili, salads and so on. You won’t want to miss it. We will feature the great band Dry Creek. Everyone loved their music last year. Do not miss our Italian festival on October 18. Who will be the Pasta King or Queen this year? Could it be a repeat? You will have to attend to find out. Please think about the sauce you want to enter and perfect it as there will be cash prizes. We will feature the great Billy Mac, so warm up your dancing shoes and come join us for a great party. We will be featuring great Italian food (more info to follow). So mark your calendars for the dates of events and we’ll see you there.

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If you are coming, please get your checks in by the middle of June so I know whether to pay them and have the show or not. Due to the cost of bringing the Rat Pack to the Berger Center I do need to know. I am sure if you are unable to come in November you will have no trouble re-selling your tickets. This show will be Cabaret-style seating and seating is limited. I do think this show will sell out very fast. So please get your checks in now. The Vegas-style show will feature Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Joey Bishop and their three-piece band. All of Oakmont is welcome, not just the Sha-Boom Club Members. All tickets are $30. You must hurry, as I do think this will sell out very early, due to our limited number of tables available. Look forward to seeing you all there.

The adoption of children by same sex couples is legal in 14 countries, but in Uganda two men are facing the death penalty after they were accused of being homosexuals. Here in America a new law has gone into effect in Nebraska banning gay people from being foster parents, yet in California there are wellestablished laws and precedents for adoption by gay and lesbian prospective adoptive parents. Elsewhere in the U.S. same sex adoption is occurring at an increasing pace where beliefs, religion, ethnicity and nationality are no barriers. Add to that mix interracial adoptions by gay men, and the picture is further complicated. There are currently over one million children being raised in gay and lesbian households. Public opinion is closely divided on that issue. A recent poll by the Pew Research Foundation shows 59% favoring it with 40% opposed. Opposition to this movement is often on religious grounds. Questions have been raised within predominantly Catholic countries abroad as well as by Southern Baptists here in the U.S. as to whether same sex couples have the ability to be adequate parents. A recent documentary, Daddy & Papa (57 min.) explores the growing phenomenon of gay fatherhood and its impact on American culture. Through the stories of four different families, including the filmmaker’s own, this film delves into the particular challenges facing gay men who decide to become dads. From surrogacy and interracial adoption, to the complexities of gay divorce, to the battles for full legal status as parents, Daddy & Papa presents a revealing look at some of the gay fathers who are breaking new ground in the ever-changing landscape of the American family. WHEN: Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m. WHERE: East Recreation Center HOST: Ernie Rose NOTE: This will be the last firm of the 2013–2014 series, before our traditional break during the summer months. We will resume in September.

Oakmont Community Church

nLaurie Goldstein

Oakmont Community Church invites you to weekly Sunday Service in the Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive. Here is some of what is happening in our upcoming 10:30 a.m. weekly services: Each Sunday, Dan Melligan brings a message of hope and encouragement. He has begun a series on the book of Romans and how that informs who we are as mature adults. We also enjoy some of the best musicians in Sonoma County and beyond in our regular weekly services. Besides uplifting instrumental music, we enjoy singing of our faith together as the words we sing build and form us. On Sunday, June 29 Dennis Studebaker, Lindy Wood, Kathy Littman, Mike Davitz and Laurie Hartmann will be bringing their guitars, bass, ukulele, banjo and harp for a concert of bluegrass gospel and songs of our country to the service. Looking forward to meeting you!

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Regarding jurisdictional issues Derum said, “Throughout Sonoma County there is a dual response because a fire has no jurisdictional boundary. A fire in Annadel is going to impact the city of Santa Rosa just as well as it will here, so for Cal Fire, our response on a summer day—on a high-dispatch day—would be to send five Cal Fire engines, two Cal Fire bulldozers, two Cal Fire fire crews, two Cal Fire air tankers, one Cal Fire helicopter, one air attack ship and a battalion chief—at a minimum—and there would be a simultaneous response from the county and city fire departments. This happens automatically. It’s automatic mutual aid,” he said. Tony Gossner, interim fire chief for the city of Santa Rosa, said automatic mutual aid is called a mutual threat zone and it was established about 20 years ago. “If somebody from Oakmont calls a fire in, it will go through Red Com and it will be pinpointed by your address so it will come in as a Santa Rosa fire whether it’s in a state park or in Santa Rosa.” Red Com, said Gossner, will dispatch the Santa Rosa Fire Department, announce the fire is in a mutual threat zone and the Rincon Valley and Kenwood fire departments will respond, too, along with Cal Fire. “We front load everything heavy in the beginning,” Gossner explained, and after assessing the situation, “we’ll either order more equipment or cancel some equipment depending on the situation.” Continuing her series of questions, Supervisor Gorin asked SRFD Chief Gossner about emergency vehicle access—from an Oakmont neighborhood into Annadel State Park—and where the access points are located. Gossner said he didn’t have that information, but maps are used to locate a point into the park, “so we can get to where we need to get to and put the fire out.” Gorin, in addressing the panel, said residents are concerned because they know that some of the fire roads in Annadel don’t exist anymore and they wonder how fire trucks will get into the park. “How will you get there?” she asked. Cyndy Shafer, a senior environmental scientist with California State Parks, responded saying some of the roads were converted to trails many years ago, but “there are still a number of access points around the park.” Hiking in and using air support and bulldozers are additional ways to gain access, she said. Shafer pointed out that Annadel has a wildfire management plan, a collaborative effort between the local fire agencies, Cal Fire and California State Parks, that addresses access and is updated as needed. Said Shafer: “We can always sit down with the fire agencies, and likely will, and talk about whether or not they have the access they need and what the plan is.”


Supervisor Gorin’s final questions: Will someone go door to door and ask us to evacuate? Where do we evacuate to and, given the limited capacity of Highway 12, how will an evacuation be achieved? Cal Fire Division Chief Todd Derum responded that a format or checklist is used and all the agencies have to sign off on it. What is determined is: (1) Who needs to be evacuated? (2) Do they need to be evacuated to another location or shelter in place? (3) Which agencies need to be involved? Then, for a group of people that need to be evacuated we determine: (1) the number of people that need to go; (2) the priority in which they need to go; (3) which agencies have to be involved; (4) coordination with county emergency services; (5) who is going to receive them; and (6) how to keep track of evacuees. Procedures are also needed to let people back into their homes, said Derum.  With regard to a major earthquake, SRFD Chief

Gossner said the most important thing is to have an evacuation plan and be prepared to leave. You could sit out in the middle of the golf course and that’s something simple everyone can do, he added. Audience members did have an opportunity to ask questions and the most pressing concern appeared to be the ability to get away from Oakmont during a major fire. Evelyn George asked if Highway 12 could be widened between Melita Road and Pythian Road, saying, “We are at risk and in danger” due to traffic and increasing land development. Cal Trans representative Betcy Joseph responded, “There are currently no plans to widen the highway,” due to environmental issues and Highway 12’s designation as a scenic highway. However, in her closing remarks Joseph said she will work closely with the county and the Transportation Authority and “try to evaluate expanding the highway.” Another resident asked how emergency information would be passed along to Oakmont, especially if an evacuation became necessary. SRFD Chief Gossner said every fire station in Santa Rosa has a ham radio operator and Oakmont has ham radio operators so this will be the primary means to spread the word. According to Gossner, the last fire in this area was in 1964; the last earthquake was in 1969; and prevailing winds typically blow away from Oakmont. “A large fire impacting all of Oakmont is the exception, not the rule,” he said. Watch a video of the town hall meeting online at Click on “videos.”

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The 12th year saw one of the largest crowds of “car guys and gals,” according to Ron Levy, the organizer, who said half the cars are owned by Oakmonters. Residents strolled the aisles admiring the museum-quality specimens on display—from vintage Model Ts to a bright red 1983 Ferrari. And if you were in a buying mood, you didn’t have to go far to find the 1932 Hupmobile parked on the sidewalk with a prominent For Sale sign. Mike Murphy, who moved to Oakmont from Marin County, had 40 antique cars at one time, but said the one he showed—a 1962 Morgan+ Four-Seater—is his favorite. Dave Chiotti, who has shown his cars all 12 years, brought his blue 1939 Studebaker by special request. Also drawing lots of admiring looks was a 1923 five-passenger Deluxe Touring car purchased for $350 by a Sonoma car enthusiast, Tom Jewett, now 72, on his 16th birthday. The burgundy classic displays the manufacturer’s name—Jewett—on the running boards and hood. According to organizers, the car show this year had a greater variety of vehicles than in years past, including a 1945 Army Jeep displaying photos of buddies lost in World War II, a ‘13 Speedster 2 (Ford’s hot rod) and a 1930 Lincoln with a V8 engine. Several mid-50s Chevy Bel Airs triggered memories of cruising main streets and drive-in restaurants. Marie Hunter, an Oakmont resident, was so enamored with a red convertible she stopped the owner backing it into an assigned spot. “No, no, you’re supposed to park at my house on White Oak Drive,” she told him. “Nice try,” her friend said.

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If a violation is not cleared after a third notice, a fine of up to $100 a day could be imposed until the violation is cleared. This daily fine could rise to $250 a day in cases where the violation involved the failure to file an architectural application. The fines would cover everything outside of homes, including landscaping, fences and new windows. Still under consideration by the AC are affordability issues and fines for parking violations. OVA Manager Cassie Turner and Neufeld emphasized that the purpose of a policy of fining would be to get properties into compliance, not to make money. The proposal would require periodic inspections of Oakmont’s more than 3,100 properties, raising the question of how many people it would take to conduct inspections.


After a thorough investigation of flooring material to replace the worn-out dance floor at Berger Center, a committee recommended either northern white oak or Brazilian oak. It said both are durable, hide scratches, dents and stains and provide dancers and exercisers with a safe and enjoyable experience. While the committee was not charged with estimating costs, Steve Luther said recommended materials would cost from $9 to $12 a square foot, not including installation and the cost of adhesive. The total cost to repair the dance floor ranges from $21,600 to $28,800. Board President John Taylor said there would be an additional cost to remove the current dance surface. The Finance Committee reported approval of spending $11,500 for pool furniture and tennis court patio furniture at the East Recreation Center; $8,500 for two treadmills and $1,000 for an exercise mat at the Fitness Center; and $6,000 for nine tables and chairs at the West Recreation Center. The purchases will be up for approval at the regular June 17 board meeting.

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Concert Raises $6,000 for YWCA Safe House

LRPC Considers Children’s Playground

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nMarty Thompson

nJim Golway

nLynn Wycoff

Singer and cabaret comedienne Roxanna Ward headlined a concert that raised more than $6,000 for the county’s only safe house for women who are victims of domestic violence and their children. The concert, sponsored by the Rainbow Women, filled Berger Center on May 31. The Oakmont group is sponsoring renovation of a room in the YWCA’s safe house, with the aim of “turning a dark, worn bedroom in the basement into a bright, welcoming place.” Proceeds from beverages and a spirited sale of raffle tickets kicked-off the Rainbow Women’s fund-raising for the program. Donations may still be made, with checks to the YWCA of Sonoma County placed in the Rainbow Women’s folder at the OVA Office. Dianne Armere and Caroll Johnson were fundraising co-chairs; Katy Carrel was project manager.

The Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC) is researching the question of whether Oakmont should have a children’s playground, and is seeking public input before voting on the matter at its regularlyscheduled meeting in June. Committee Chair Tony Lachowicz said the Grandparents’ Club submitted a proposal to the Oakmont Board of Directors requesting a play area for visiting children—approximately ages one to five. The board asked the LRPC to look at the idea. If the committee approves it, a Tot Lot would be included in the long-range plan now being prepared, To encourage community involvement in the decision, Lachowicz posted a notice on social media websites used by Oakmont residents, asking those who have an opinion to E-mail the LRPC at The notice generated an outpouring of postings both in favor and against building a children’s playground in Oakmont. At the LRPC’s May 27 meeting, the Tot Lot was on the agenda and drew a relatively large group of interested residents. John Derby, a member of the Grandparents’ Club, explained that all they want is the board to allocate space for a play area, pay for design work and supervise construction. “We’ll raise the money for the equipment and do the labor,” he said. Derby said the Tot Lot should have a climbing structure, slide, swings and a tricycle path. He estimated no more than 5,000 square feet of play area would be needed. As for a location, Derby said it should be in a safe area away from homes. “Perhaps it could be behind the West Recreational Center or perhaps off Stone Bridge, near the community garden. We’ll let the board decide on a suitable site.” The committee also heard from Joan Steiger, who strongly opposed the Tot Lot proposal. A former property manager, Steiger told the committee she has first-hand experience with neighborhood Tot Lots and they are nothing but trouble. “They cause all sorts of problems,” she said. “They get vandalized, attract gangs, there are problems with noise; they need safety inspections and maintenance. Plus the liability risk is huge.” Steiger warned that all it would take for Oakmont to be hit with a major lawsuit is a child struck by a car while running across the street to the park. “Why should we take that risk? Why ask Oakmont to pay for the needs of people who are not residents?” she asked. “Let the kids play somewhere else.” Derby pointed out that Oakmont’s liability policy covers lawsuits up to $10million. Committee members made no comment on the proposal, except for Lachowicz who told the gathering, “We are just in the fact-finding stage. The board asked us to look into the pros and cons of the Tot Lot request and that is what we are doing. The final decision is up to the board.”

Spring is definitely here and along with all the blossoms popping out we have a bunch of new members arriving on the scene. Welcome. We hope you enjoy the game as much as the old-timers. If you don’t already have a set of rules, a calendar of activities, and a club roster these are available at the courts in the shed. Name badges are also still available—see the order blanks on the bulletin board. Our Spring Fling Tournament is history and pictures of winners are below. Next was the Battle of the Sexes on June 7 where the men try to outscore the gals. Good luck guys! Results will appear in the next edition. We will also have results of the Senior Games in the next edition. Our six teams have been practicing diligently for the event but of course there are 16 teams in the tournament so it will be a challenge.

Valley of the Moon Rotary

nJohn Brodey

No Parades

But a well-deserved victory lap is in order. For all of us in Rotary, the year comes to a close at the end of June. That’s when we review the successes and failures of the preceding year and set our goals for the upcoming one. This process also signals a changing of the guard. Most notably it brings to an end the term of current Valley of the Moon Rotary President Caroline Keller. Caroline, as many of you know, is a remarkable person and tireless volunteer. It takes special qualities to be a good leader and she has been a great one. There are many responsibilities that come Caroline Keller with the job and not a few challenges. It is a full-time job. It takes a lot to keep an all-volunteer service club enthusiastic and committed as there are numerous projects, causes and positions to champion. For each rotary district, the end of our year offers a chance for each club to be acknowledged for its accomplishments and for certain members to be recognized for their contributions. This moment of truth comes in the form of the annual District Assembly Weekend which just took place May 16–18 in Rohnert Park. Our District 5130 runs from the Oregon border down to Petaluma and has 47 clubs, so you can imagine how proud we are to announce that the prestigious Rotarian of the Year Award was presented to our own Valerie Hulsey. Equally impressive was the Quiet Rotarian of the Year Award which went to our club treasurer Arnie Lamb for his incredible service. In addition, VOMR was chosen as the Best Medium-Sized Club. We also received other honors, including Top Club Project for Youth Services (Sierra Youth Center). Our sense of pride stems not from the awards themselves but the validation they provide that we are doing things that make a difference. No small measure of credit for all this goes to Caroline Keller whose guidance and stewardship as president has made us a better club. Thank you for all you have done Caroline and for a great year!

George Hasa, Lisa Bonomi, Bev Schilpp, Tom Bonomi and Carolyn Bettencourt

June Dever, Dale Walsh, Bob Pelton and Cindi Clemence

Tony D’Agosta, Betty Schot, Rachel Corso and John Magers

You should have received an E-mail from Jack regarding the formation of teams to compete with teams outside of Oakmont. We hope to be able to field several teams for this. We certainly have to talent to do so. You don’t have to be experts, the opponents aren’t either. We just want to have fun. If you don’t have an E-mail address, call Jack for details. If we don’t have your E-mail address please consider sending it to us, as it is the quickest and surest way to keep you current on matters. The newspaper is always at least two weeks behind so you can miss out on things. Looking forward to seeing you on the courts. Keep the sun shining!


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nFrank Batchelor


Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary of our triniters in Fort Bragg where it all started. We have reserved rooms (20% discount) at the Harbor Lite Lodge, 964-0221, with check-in on Sept. 15 and checkout on Sept. 18. Wednesday dinner ($36/person, tax and tip) will be at Silver’s on the Wharf. Entrée choices: Rock Cod, Linguini Alfredo with chicken or veggie, Petite Rib-Eye or New York steak (subject of availability). When making a reservation, mention that you are with Oakmont Hikers and let Chuck Chenault, 539-1093, know how many people will be coming and their entrée choice. Co-host is Herm Hermann. See for more info.


Walk this coastal trail from Wright’s Beach parking lot to Shell Beach, continue north to Peaked Hill and Goat Rock. Return to complete the 9- or 10-mile hike with about 1000’ of elevation gain. Expect beaches, rocks, cliffs and coves, marine life and wildflowers. Bring water, poles, and lunch. Hike leader is Danna McDonough, 595-3946 or E-mail hdmcdono@ . Leave the Berger at 8:30 a.m.


Starting from Park Trail Dr., this moderate Annadel hike of 5.5 miles and 500’ of elevation gain hike will take Canyon Trail to Lake Trail, around Lake Ilsanjo and back via Spring Creek Trail. Bring lunch, water, and poles. Hike leaders are George and Zlatica Hasa, 843-4527. Leave Berger at 9 a.m.


We will hike from Shell Beach to the top of Red Hill, have lunch in a grove of redwood trees, and then return on Pomo Canyon Trail. We should have great views of the ocean and of Jenner if there is no fog. Round trip is 5.4 miles, elevation gain is 950’. Bring lunch, poles, and water. Hike leader is Frank Batchelor, 537-6640. Leave Berger at 9 a.m.


This relatively easy hike in Annadel State Park will cover about six-and-a-half miles, with elevation gain of less than 1,000’. Most of the way will be tree-shaded, but occasional open areas will offer views of distant vineyards. Our route will begin at the Schultz Road trailhead, with a gentle climb on the Schultz and Ridge Trails leading to the Marsh Trail and Ledson Marsh. From there we will pick up the Lawndale Trail and pass through stands of redwoods, Douglas firs and oaks on our descent to the Lawndale Road trailhead and a car shuttle back to our point of origin. Bring water, poles and lunch. Leave Berger at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader is Maurice Fliess, 536-9382.

Chico Creek. (Photo by Keith Sauer)


Starting at the Warming Hut, we ascend stairs to the Golden Gate Bridge Plaza, take the Battery to Bluff Tr., and have lunch at Baker Beach. After lunch, we ascend one stair to Immigrant Point, trek to Rob Hill, and then pick up Park Tr. to Crissy Field. Total hike is about five miles with 300 ft. of elevation gain. Bring water, lunch, and poles. Hike leaders are Ed and Ai Low, 538-7785. Leave Berger at 9 a.m.

Tomales Point. (Photo by Zlatica Hasa)


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nPenny Gotzmer, OVA Administration

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience, featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage. Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights…but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams, not living in fear, and the power of music to connect all of us. We have mezzanine seats with a great view. We usually arrive at Union Square for lunch about 11:30 a.m. and since the Curran is just 1½ blocks from the square we can walk to the theater. The show starts at 2 p.m. This means we will have 2½ hours before the show starts. You can enjoy a leisurely lunch on your

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E-Waste Recycling Event—Saturday, June 21

nLisa Steinman, Waste Management Specialist

To make it more convenient for residents and businesses to dispose of their working/non-working electronics, the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency is partnering with Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire to conduct free electronics collection events. Residents and businesses will have an opportunity to recycle electronics, at no cost, on Saturday, June 21, from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Central Facility Parking Lot in Oakmont, located at 6633 Oakmont Drive. There is no appointment needed for this event. 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);

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OVA Trips and Special Events See page 26 for sign-up procedures.

Show Boat at San Francisco Opera nPenny Gotzmer, OVA Administration

Trip facts

TRIP: Show Boat at San Francisco Opera

D E T S I TIME: Bus leaves at 10 a.m.;Lreturns approx. 7 p.m. T I A COST: $138 W DATE: Sunday, June 22

ESCORT: Penny Gotzmer

SIGN UP: Now in the OVA Office

FREE JOINT PAIN SEMINAR Local orthopaedic surgeon

Briant Smith, MD will be discussing • MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing Performed with Proven Robotic Arm Technology • Surgical and Non-Surgical Joint Pain Treatment Options • Computer-Assisted Surgery • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery - Direct Anterior Approach • The GetAroundKnee Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Time: 5:30 pm (dinner will be served) Location: Oakmont Golf Club 7025 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Space is limited! So, register today! To register call 1-888-STRYKER (787-9537) or go to: Sponsored by: Stryker Orthopaedics

Tidbits from the LIC

nEleanor Brodnansky, Landscape Improvement Committee Chair

The Landscape Improvement Committee would like to remind residents of a few things. Our committee oversees the common areas owned by the OVA, which include those that surround the three recreation centers and the Berger, also the medians coming into Oakmont, the main entrance and the Pythian entrance. We have no jurisdiction over private residences. That is the purview of the Architectural Committee. If you have a complaint, they have forms you can fill out and submit to them. We do, however, offer tips through articles in the Oakmont News on landscaping issues and we like to recognize exceptionally nice landscaping in private yards. Another issue that has come up is vehicles that drive on our new, beautiful plaza. Please stop. No golf carts or any other vehicles are allowed on those walkways. The only allowable vehicles are electric handicap scooters. Please be respectful of all the hard work that went into making the plaza beautiful for everyone. We’d also appreciate it if your dogs were kept out of the new plantings. This was an expensive project and we’d like it to thrive for all to enjoy.


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Garden Club

nPeggy Dombeck

Riddle: There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house. Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies. See the answer at the end.*


We will tour another five lovely Oakmont gardens. Deadline for sign-up was June 10. WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, June 17, Berger Center TIME: Meet at 9:45 a.m. to form car-pools; tour is from 10 a.m.–1 p.m.; please be on time as we start promptly.


foliage rather than more fruit). Take care not to overwater―check the soil before watering, and keep it damp but not soggy. Mulch the tomato plants to conserve moisture.

like powery mildew or blackspot or rust. Check with your plant nursery for the best products to treat problems. • If you have wisteria, prune it aggressively after bloom, cutting back to two nodes on new branches to ensure a robust display of bloom next year. You should prune it again in the fall, also. • Pull or prune suckers from the bottom of suckerprone plants such as wisteria, crab-apples, poplars, etc. • Stake or place wire cages over tomato plants to support the vining stems. Feed the plants with a low-nitrogen fertilizer when the fruit starts to develop (too much nitrogen encourages rampant

 Cut Flower Preservative Recipe 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon household chlorine bleach 1 quart warm water There is no meeting in July. *Answer: A Watermelon.


• To conserve water and prevent weeds, continue to mulch plants, especially newly planted ones. Mulch should be at least two to 3” deep. Cover your drip irrigation pipe with mulch for a better look and to protect it from the sun. • Monitor plants for insects or diseases

Current Events Discussion Group

nSandra Sebastian

Do you... want a companion who has outgrown their “mischievous kittenhood”, someone a little mellower who can still be enticed to swat the ol’ catnip mouse around? Itsy Bitsy 12 y/o connoisseur of laps You’ll love one of our “Over 8” adoptables. These great cats are a little older, a little wiser and are looking for their forever homes where they can enjoy the prime of their lives in comfort. Celia 9 y/o big fur, tiny meow






Our Friday discussions invite informed comments from across the political spectrum, from Liberals to Conservatives. Some prefer to listen and learn, still others 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.


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June 20: Art Shostak June 27: John Sebastian July 4: No meeting July 11: Malcolm Rodman July 18: Bernie Palk July 25: Richard Gallagher Join us on Fridays, 1–2:30 p.m. at the East Rec. Center, and bring ideas of what you’d like us to discuss. For more information please contact Tina Lewis at 539-5546.

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Vintage Wedding Dress Fashion Show Wedneday, June 25th • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

n Join us for a fashion show of vintage wedding dresses from the 1940s to the present time. Enjoy champagne while our residents and friends model these lovely gowns.

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nJessica Herritt

Kiwanis Club of Oakmont

nJeff Davis


With another school year coming to a close, the Kiwanis Club of Oakmont looks back over projects aimed at enriching the lives and prospects of elementary school children in Sonoma County. One such effort involves Oakmont resident Barbara Londerville who originated and has spoken in many Santa Rosa classrooms about the dangers of approaching strangers when away from home. These talks are now integrated into the broader Safety Pals Program led by Sonoma County Fire Departments, CHP, and many other public safety organizations. The Oakmont Kiwanis Club has a special partnership with Luther Burbank Elementary School, located at the end of Sonoma Boulevard next to Hwy. 101. The club sponsors a K-Kids Club that also serves as the school’s Student Council. K-Kids aims to bring awareness of community service to others in the school and the community and has sponsored many successful projects such as food drives for the Redwood Empire Food Bank, helpers for functions like Back to School night and the Annual School Talent Show. As Student Council, K-Kids students learn about the democratic process of governing, parliamentary procedure and become aware of school activities and problems. Kiwanian Jay Cobb, who originated this activity, serves Luther Burbank as advisor to the club with the aid of sixth grade teacher Ross Haus and music teacher Oakmont Kiwanis member George Keller has been helping first grade teacher Madeline Nemoede in the classroom with reading. He listens to individual students read and helps them understand the meanings of words and their use. He also has worked with second grade teacher Beth Pierson with activities such as reading circles, tests and individual help in math. A group of Kiwanis members and friends meet at the school each week to distribute canned and packaged food, fruits and vegetables to about 100 students and their families. This is part of the Farm to Families Food Distribution Program with the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Financial support is also part of the club’s involvement. Although regular school classes are not going in the summer months, Oakmont Kiwanis supports children at Luther Burbank Elementary by providing funds to pay for bussing children from the school to the music program conducted by the Wells Fargo Center each summer. Also, for each speaker who gives a program at an Oakmont Kiwanis Club meeting, the club donates a book in their name to the children at Luther Burbank. Finally, four students at Luther Burbank are presented with Hope of American awards at the end of the school year for outstanding scholarship and community involvement. Oakmont Kiwanis also has a close attachment to Kenwood Elementary school with activities such as working with their Student Government Food Drive, interacting with the children in Ms. Carol Cagle’s third grade class, aiding John Magnoli with the Odyssey of the Mind program, helping with fund-raising efforts, and giving Hope of America Awards to outstanding students. It has been a busy but satisfying year.


WHAT: Napa, Old faithful Geyser, lunch in Downtown Napa, and Oxbow Public Market to taste samples of whiskey from a local distillery WHEN: Thursday, June 26 TIME: Leave Berger Center at 9:30 a.m.; return about 5 p.m. PRICE: $65 per person. Phone Carolyn at 537-7347 to see if space is available.





WHAT: San Francisco Grace Cathedral, Wells Fargo Museum, Sinbad’s Pier 2 for lunch WHEN: Thursday, July 24 TIME: Bus leaves Berger Center at 9 a.m.; return about 5:30 p.m. PRICE: $90 per person. We will start the day by going to the Wells Fargo Museum which recently re-opened after being closed for months of renovation. The museum contains history of the Old West. You will be able to roam the museum on your own. After visiting the museum, we will have lunch at Sinbad’s Pier 2. Our lunch choices are Salmon Florentine, Blackened Red Snapper Cajun Style, Breast of Chicken Piccata, London Broil, or Shrimp Louie Salad. Our next stop will be San Francisco Grace Cathedral. The architecture of the cathedral is traditional French Gothic, although it is made of concrete and steel. Sitting atop San Francisco’s famous Nob Hill, the site was donated by the Crocker family, and the present building was built between 1927–1964. The cathedral contains 68 stained glass windows which cover 7,200 square feet. There are also two labyrinths—one outside and another inside. We have a docent-led tour which will go behind the scenes and down stairs. Please wear comfortable shoes. This trip includes some walking. Please indicate your lunch choice when you send your check, made out to the Oakmont Walkers, to Carolyn Mack, 318 Stone Creek Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Carolyn’s phone number is 537-7347, and her E-mail address is

Oakmont Puzzle Contest

■ Penny Gotzmer — OVA Administration

Entry Form for june 15 issue Find this picture:  hidden in the articles. The winner’s prize is $15.

Flower #1 Pg. #______ Article:_____________________________________ Flower #2 Pg. #______ Article:_____________________________________ Flower #3 Pg. #______ Article:_____________________________________ Flower #4 Pg. #______ Article:_____________________________________ Flower #5 Pg. #______ Article:_____________________________________ Flower #6 Pg. #______ Article:_____________________________________ Flower #7 Pg. #______ Article:_____________________________________ Flower #8 Pg. #______ Article:_____________________________________ Flower #9 Pg. #______ Article:_____________________________________

Write your answers on this form and bring it in, or mail it, to the OVA Office. Either way it must reach us no later than Tuesday, June 24.

Name______________________________________ Phone______________________________________ Street Address_______________________________ ___________________________________________

Duplicate Bridge

nBob Stinson

Come join us for duplicate bridge

Photos by Lloyd Douglas

The Duplicate Bridge Club plays twice a week in the Central Activities Center card room, Tuesday evening at 6:45 PM and Friday afternoon at 12:30 PM. 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 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 player’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. General information and partnerships: Marilyn Hillendahl, 833-1032.


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Oakmont Writers

nKathy Rueve

Oakmont Writers present veteran film and television writer Ken LaZebnik and his new book Hollywood Digs: An Archaeology of Shadows. Meet Ken on Sunday, June 29 from 1–2 p.m. at the Berger Center, Room D. Ken’s publisher Bart Schneider of Kelly’s Cove Press will introduce him.

In 13 elegant essays LaZebnik unearths film history from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Here is the romantic and tragic saga of Jock Mahoney, legendary stuntman and Hollywood’s 13th Tarzan; F. Scott Fitzgerald, toward the end of his life, living in a cottage on the Encino estate of film butler Edward Everett Horton; girl surfer Gidget (Kathy Zuckerman) claiming her identity in her 70s, after her adolescent diaries were turned into bestselling novels, film, and TV, by her father. More than 60 duotone photographs accompany the author’s deft and idiosyncratic portraits of Hollywood luminaries including Al Jolson, Harpo and Groucho Marx, George Burns, Jimmy Stewart, Ben Hecht, Milton Berle, Judy Garland, Paul Newman, Shirley Jones, and Frank Sinatra. Ken LaZebnik gives readers an insider’s look at how Hollywood works, sharing his own experience of success and failure. He also gives readers a vivid sense of the physical Hollywood, an elusive place constructed primarily of light, shadow, and fog. Told with wit and compassion, Hollywood Digs finds treasures amid the dust. Ken LaZebnik co-wrote Robert Altman’s last film, A Prairie Home Companion and has written for numerous television shows. He lives in Studio City and teaches film writing at USC.

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Belly Dance Classes in Oakmont! Raks Sharki!

nJanet Molinari

WHAT: Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dance Classes WHERE: West Rec. Center WHEN: Second, third and fourth Mondays, 6:15– 7:15 p.m. COST: $10/class drop-in Come, learn and remember this ancient art of dance. Class is forming for intermediate/advance belly dancers with a focus on combinations and choreography. We will explore various genres of belly dance and music, including Arabic, Turkish, Egyptian, Tunisian, and American Cabaret. Emphasis on traditional folkloric and modern fusion influences will be considered. Props, including cane, zils, veil and sword may be used. Attendees may be inspired to share their belly dance knowledge with classmates. This class is about encouragement in a supportive group of dancers. Come and explore the ancient art of Middle Eastern dance for women only. Belly dance is a non-impact, weight-bearing exercise and is thus suitable for all ages. It is a good exercise for the prevention of osteoporosis. Belly dance moves are beneficial to the spine, as the fullbody undulation moves lengthens and strengthens the entire column of spinal and abdominal muscles in a gentle way. Native San Franciscan, I’ve been a resident of Oakmont for the past five years. I have been studying Middle Eastern Dance for 20 years and have been performing around Sonoma Co. and the Bay Area, professionally with Raks Rosa Belly Dance Co. since its inception in 2007. Sharing and teaching are passions of mine. Contact me at or 339-0454.

Oakie Folkies

nBob Chapman

Movin’ and Groovin’ with the Oakie Folkies

The Oakie Folkies have been around for a while, pushing ten years now. Like any vibrant, vital organization, we’re evolving. “Members” (in quotes, as we’ve no dues, membership cards, or agenda) ebb and flow, and we seem to constantly reinvent ourselves. The delight of all this is two-fold: (1) We are growing in recognition, and our audience participation increases with each jam. (2) We’re attracting new artists, and the musical acumen of some is most impressive. Even better is that the only important pre-requisite for anyone who cares to be involved is the ability to create and/or enjoy music. Folks can play, listen, or both. That’s all we ask! The Oakie Folkies is Oakmont’s acoustic music society. We meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the West Rec., from 7–10 p.m. And, of course, there is the Oakmont Gardens jam. We’ll be there the first Wednesday of each month, 1 p.m., in the Activities Center. We enjoy creating music in almost every style: folk, blues, country, cowboy, gospel, the Great American Songbook, and the occasional rocker. As this article indicates, we enjoy each other’s company, and look for reasons to get together to see what we can create. Maybe it’s time for you to see what goes on at one of our get-togethers. You can pick, sing, or listen. We’re always looking for Oakmonters to help us generate new musical experiences. Come check us out!

American Mah Jongg

nMarie Haverson


Our group will be meeting on the first and third Mondays of the month. WHERE: East Recreation Center. CHECK-IN TIME: 12:30–1 p.m. GAME TIME: 1–3 p.m. DUES AMOUNT: $1 per meeting (to be used for parties and club expenses as needed)

Mah Jongg Update

Our teachers are no longer teaching Mah Jongg, so if you have any questions or need more help, I would be happy to help, as well as other players that are at the meeting. I have also set it up with Carol Jarvis at the Jewish Community Center for those of you who would still like a little more help with the game. WHEN: Second and fourth Tuesdays of every month PRICE: $2 ADDRESS: 130l Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa. It is on the corner just before you get on Hwy. 12 on the right side of the street. Please feel free to still come to our meetings as well. The more you play the faster you will master the game. Thank you so much for supporting the club and making this a fun game for all of us.

SIR Robert Ripley Branch #53

nDan Crossland

Ladies’ Day Goes Hollywood

SIR Branch #53 will celebrate the coming of summer at our annual Gala Ladies’ Day Luncheon on Wednesday, June 25 at the East Rec. Center. Our famous hospitality hour will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch served at 12 noon. The special dessert from Café Europe will be fresh California strawberries and Vanilla Ice Cream mit Schlag. As a special attraction this year, we have added a guest speaker to the program. She is Laurie Jacobson, a leading Hollywood author and historian. Her books, Dishing Hollywood, Hollywood Haunted and Hollywood Heartbreak have revealed a good many secrets of Tinseltown. Her fourth book, Timmy’s in the Well—the Jon Provost Story celebrates the 50th anniversary of Timmy from the original Lassie TV show. The book is a memoir she co-wrote with Provost, her husband. They now live in Santa Rosa. SIR Branch #53 meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Drive. Our social hour starts at 11 a.m. with lunch at 12 noon catered by Café Europe. Any Oakmont men interested in membership should contact Vic Grail at 539-9574 or Don Green at 539-2046.


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Oakmont Technology Forum and PC Users Group

nJohn Hamilton, PC Users Group; George McKinney, Oakmont Technology Forum

Survey on Cell Phone Reception in Oakmont

nBette Shutt


Dropbox is a home for all your photos, docs, videos, and files. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website—so you can access your stuff from anywhere! Dropbox makes it easy to share with others. Who best to show you how to make all of this work for you? Ronnie Roche! Remember there is always time for questions. Plan to come early at 1:30 p.m. for coffee/tea, refreshments and fellowship. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. followed by the program in the West Recreation Center. We look forward to seeing you. Website:


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


If you need technical assistance with your Mac or accessories, call Ronnie Roche, 573-9649 and Stephen Henry, 542-4668, Certified Apple Consultants. General questions please call me at 539-1598 or E-mail

iPAD SIG “show up and share”

WHEN: Tuesday, June 24, 11 a.m. PLACE: Berger Center CIRCLE LEADER: Linda Canar

PC Users Group

nBarbara G. Dudley


It’s summer! Well, maybe not officially, but we’ll stretch it a bit and start now. To provide you with more hours to fritter away, OPCUG takes its summer break from June through August. During that time, Program Meetings (third Mondays) and newsletters are suspended, while Q&A Sessions (second Mondays) continue, and only the August Board Meeting is scheduled. Enjoy your summer!


Here you can find information about upcoming meetings on our Home page, and read timely articles about PC issues on our Past Programs page and past issues of newsletters.


If you live in Oakmont and want personal PC help, group members are happy to assist you, free of charge. Call our experts: Phil Kenny at 538-2075, Dan Gaffney at (916) 878-9538, or Gordon Ramsey at 538-4981.

Many Oakmont residents have had problems with cell phone reception. It’s time we had a better understanding of the problem and possible solutions. This survey is being undertaken to analyze the actual experience of a large number of Oakmont residents. It is a joint project of the Oakmont Technology Forum and the Oakmont PC Users Group. Please participate and ask your neighbors to participate. We can only get a clear map of Oakmont cell phone reception if we have a lot of information. Everything will be held strictly confidential. Name_______________________________________________________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________________________________________________ Phone __________________________________________________________ This is my Home ____ Cell ____ My cell phone carrier is _____________________________________ (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc.) My cell phone handset is a ___________________________________________________ (example: iPhone 4) It uses 3G ____ 4G ____ Other or don’t know _____________________________________________________ My signal strength inside my house is: 1 bar __ 2 bars __ 3 bars __ 4 bars __ 5 bars __ Have you changed your cell phone service because of poor reception? If so, who was your old cell phone carrier? _______________________________________________ Describe any special method you use to improve cell reception in your home: _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Places in Oakmont outside your home where you have trouble with phone service: Berger ____ CAC ____ West ____ East ____ OGC ____ Other _______________

Please drop this form in the OPCUG folder in the OVA Office, or mail it to George McKinney, 307 Stone Creek Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. If you have any questions, please E-mail us at

Oakmont HEARS

Hearing Education, Advocacy, Resources and Support nCarol Haggerty

Our next meeting will be held from 1–2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, in Room B of the Central Activities Center. Our group consists of those who are hearing-impaired as well as those whose loved ones are hearing-impaired and anyone who might be interested in this subject. We will be discussing topics of mutual interest and concern. Over the months ahead the goal of Oakmont HEARS is to obtain and disseminate information on various aspects of living with hearing loss. We will look for and, with your help, find professionals who can educate us about hearing loss and hearing aids, like the new breakthrough technologies that now exist for both less expensive hearing aids and for greatly expanded control of some hearing aids with smart phones. We will invite representatives of hearing device companies to come to Oakmont and demonstrate their products. With you, we will advocate for improved services for individuals and families with hearing loss, e.g., we could begin by requesting improved sound systems in all the meeting spaces in Oakmont. We will share details of resources identified and utilized among ourselves and those we learn of through broader media. We will develop methods and means for providing support for each other and for the significant others in our lives. Questions or suggestions for meeting topics or speakers can be sent to me at Please join us for our next meeting. We use a portable microphone at our meetings so you won’t miss a word.

Cal Alumni Club

nMark Randol


The next Saddle Club Dinner will be held on Thursday, June 19 with cocktails starting at 5 p.m. and buffet dinner at 6 p.m. There will also be a special presentation by the program manager of Cal Discoveries Travel. The menu will be grilled tri-tip roast with charred tomato salsa, grilled chicken, and apple sausage. There will be Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. Bread and rolls will be on each table as well as wine. The price of the dinner is $29.50 for Saddle Club members and $32 for non-members. The price includes cocktails before dinner, tax, and gratuity. Reservations in advance a must and are due by Monday, June 16. Contact Ed Low at 538-7785. The Wild Oak Saddle Club is located at 550 White Oak Drive.


The Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont has arranged group pricing for the concert on Friday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. Club members have been sent an E-mail with sign up information. For further information about the Oakmont Cal Alumni Club, go to our website at www. or contact Membership Chair, Bonnie Lukes at 537-9631.


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Boomers Club

nSteve Spanier


In just a few days, our June social celebrates Woodstock, the 1969 music festival that Rolling Stone magazine has called “one of the 50 moments that changed the history of rock and roll.” Please note this is a members-only event. Here are the details at a glance: WHAT: Woodstock Revisited WHEN: June 19, 7–9 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center BRING: Your adult beverage of choice and an appetizer serving 8–10 to share PRICE: Free (but members only!)


The next big Boomers’ event is our annual July 4th happening. We’ll have great BBQ food with all the fixings catered by our own Oakmont Market. The Captain Paisley Band will provide the tunes. There is no reserved seating for this event, so if you want to sit

with friends, plan to arrive together when the doors open at 5 p.m. to claim a table. The cost of $25 for members and their guests (limit two guests per member) is the bargain of the summer, as it pays for both the band and the food. Punch and mixers will be provided; you just need to bring your own hootch. Registration is open, so now is the time to secure your spot. As always, you can sign up online (recommended) or using the coupon that appears below. Here are the details at a glance. WHAT: Fourth of July event WHEN: July 4, 5–9 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center BRING: Your adult beverage of choice and a hearty appetite for great BBQ food PRICE: $25


On the evening of July 17, our Boomers Club will descend upon the St. Francis Winery to enjoy an installment of their “Stars Under the Stars” Outdoor Film Festival. Screening that evening will be the hilarious bank robbery send-off A Fish Called Wanda, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, John Cleese and Michael Palin. The combination of a beautiful outdoor venue, what is likely to be great summer evening weather, pre-show entertainment by guitarist Nate Lopez, super food and wine, fine friends and a fiercely funny film make this a date to circle on your calendars. And, did I mention it’s also free? One important note: St. Francis sells wine! This means you can’t bring your own alcoholic beverages to this event. Featured St. Francis wines will be sold by the glass and food from Sonoma’s Favorite Taco Truck, Lonchera Emely, will be available for purchase.


Cost is $25 per member and guests. Limit of two guests per member There is no reserved seating for this event. If you want to sit with friends, plan to arrive together when the doors open at 5 p.m. to claim a table. Unreserved seating (full payment must accompany the reservation) Amount enclosed:_________________

So please, don’t BYOB. WHAT: A Fish Called Wanda at the St. Francis Film Festival WHEN: July 17, 7 p.m. WHERE: St. Francis Winery (across the street from the Pythian Oakmont entrance) BRING: Portable seating or blanket and outdoor summer evening clothing PRICE: Free!


Only the best will do for your Boomers’ Board and that’s what we were fortunate to find in our new Treasurer, Jim Castrone. Jim and his wife Linda (who is editor of the Sunday “Towns” section of the Press Democrat) moved from Colorado to Oakmont in 2007. Jim is currently Financial Controller for Dairymen’s Feed and Supply Co-Op in Petaluma and holds an MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver. In addition to his financial skills, Jim is an accomplished jazz musician, drummer and founder of the concert series Black and White Jazz. If you attended Oakmont’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Oakmont driving range last September, you heard Jim play with the Don Giovannis. We’re thrilled that Jim has joined us. Please welcome him warmly when you get a chance.


Want to meet other boomers, eat tasty food and drink fine wine? New Boomers’ Dinner for Eight groups are forming now! Interested parties should contact Mary Baum at 539-6782 ASAP. You must be a Boomers Club’s member to join.


And, as always, if you have questions about anything related to the Boomers Club, the website is your best source of information. Go to www. for all the latest.

Names:________________________________________________________________________________________ The deadline for reservations is no later than 3 p.m. Friday, June 27. You may also register and pay online at www. If you have any questions about reservations, please Email: events@oakmont

nJane Carpenter

Fall Workshop Series On Conscious Aging

Oakmont Art Association GALLERIES

Be sure to take a look at the paintings in the Berger gallery and on the back walls of the auditorium before they change on July 12. Nancy Duncan is in charge of hanging the paintings in the Berger Center, the Card Room and the OVA Office. She is assisted by Mariel Green, Marlies and Mike Noble, Joanne and Jim Evilsizer, Maggie Richardson, Frances Fiedler and George Duncan. If you have questions about displaying your art work in Oakmont call Nancy at 538-1421 or E-mail her at From July 12 to September 13, in keeping with the season, paintings of flowers will be featured in the above locations. Summer is a great time to visit local galleries where some of our Oakmont artists have their art work on exhibit. Dorothy Pierce has paintings in the Art House in Glen Ellen across from the Glen Ellen market. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.–5

nMarti Hanna

p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. This gallery is operated by the InterFaith Shelter and commissions from sales go to the homeless. Call 933-9883 for more information. Elizabeth Wonnacott has a gallery and studio at 300 A Street in Santa Rosa. She is there the first Friday of the month and by appointment during the week or weekends. Call her at (303) 921-6257.


Zentangle classes will be continuing throughout the summer on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Call Betsy Smith at 321-2105, or E-mail her at for more information. Elizabeth Wonnacott’s oil painting classes will also continue during the summer on Fridays from 1:30– 4:30 p.m. These classes are for beginners and those who have more experience in oil painting. Call her at 595-1332 or E-mail her at Both of the above classes will be held in the Art Room in the Central Activities Center.

You’re in the last third of your life. You can live it with intention or passively allow it to happen to you. Join with others and create a new vision for aging! Interested? PROPOSED DATES: Mid-September to early November TIME: 6:30–8:30 p.m. one evening a week for eight weeks PLACE: Oakmont, TBA FACILITATOR: Marti Hanna, IONS-Certified Facilitator and Oakmont Resident COST: $40 for all eight sessions and $10 for a Participant Study Guide SESSION TOPICS: Introduction to Conscious Aging, Self-Compassion, Forgiveness, Life Review, Transformative Practices, Death Makes Life Possible, Surrender—Letting Go, Creating a New Vision of Aging Listen to inspirational ideas and inner guidance. Create community in intimate conversation circles. Harvest the collective wisdom of the group. To express an interest in participating in this group, please contact me at Enrollment is limited.


The Oakmont News / June 15, 2014

nNancy Giddings

Tennis Club

Ahoy, tennis people. Mid-summer’s almost upon us and the club continues its headlong flight into fun, fun and more fun! We have a really super tournament coming up, as well as a couple of social events that will knock your socks off.


Saving the upcoming news for a big, socko finish, let’s start with a recap of the May 31 event entitled French Open at Oakmont. Attended by an enthusiastic crowd, numbering somewhere in the neighborhood of 54 Francophiles, it was widely considered by attendees to have been one of the best “happy hours” ever! For an entry fee hardly worth mentioning members and their guests enjoyed food and drink a la Francais while basking in the truly Parisienne atmosphere created by co-chairs Olivia Kinzler and Terri Somers. Young-Ran Kim, who turns out to be a whiz with a paring knife, made the crudités look so pretty it was almost a shame to consume them. A host of savory hors d’oeuvres, accompanied by Olivia’s handmade petit-fours and generously donated champagne by Korbel, were finished beautifully by tiny cups of espresso, courtesy of barrista-for-a-day, Terri. Highlights from the 2013 French Open tournament played on the big screen all afternoon and Olivia spoke movingly about Althea Gibson, the first African-American athlete (of either gender) to breach Sharon Oswald’s adorable shoulder the color divide in bag showed all and sundry where she’s heading this fall. international tennis. She also became the first black player to win a Grand Slam title—at the 1956 French Open. Olivia’s presentation was a fitting tribute in honor of a true trailblazer. Later in the day, Sherry Kohut emceed a tennis trivia contest and Olivia presented each winner with his or her very own bottle of Korbel’s finest.

The Enocureans nMark Randol

a brown-bag, BYOB picnic. (If you’ve got folding chairs at home, feel free to bring them with you, to supplement available OVA seating.) This event is strictly for fun and absolutely free. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy some of the fabulous amenities we all moved here for in the company of old friends and new. Terri will provide ice chests and a minifridge for perishables, super-fantastic music and even some prizes for lucky winners. Winners of what, you ask? You’ll have to show up to find out, but be assured, tennis prowess is not a requirement. Join us! And don’t forget your sunscreen and big, fluffy beach towel.


Direct from the desk of President Neal Linneball comes the following very important dispatch: Save the date for our next big tournament— Celebrate World Cup—to be held Saturday, July 12 at West courts, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Two teams, America and The World, will battle for supremacy of Oakmont tennis on the eve of the actual World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro. Each team will field men’s, ladies’ and mixed doubles pairs selected by their respective captains. By the time you read this the month-long, 32-country soccer tournament will be in full swing and the world will be celebrating the biggest sporting event on the planet. Catch the fever! A picnic will follow, with authentic Brazilian beverages, as well as wine and beer. Sign-ups start Saturday, June 21, and close Sunday, July 6. You may sign up on court bulletin boards, E-mail fedtheelder@ or phone Tournaments Director George Hasa at 843-4527.


Don’t forget to take advantage of our two drop-in tennis options: the Bill Wagner open, Tuesdays at 11 a.m., organized by Sumner Johnson; and Saturday Morning Open Tennis, starting at 9 a.m., led by Hanns Ullrich. Both activities take place at West courts.


Be kind to your fellow members. Use ball machines after 11 a.m. only. Play during late afternoon and early evening hours whenever possible to free up courts in the morning. Read and follow Court Rules and Points of Etiquette, prominently posted at East and West courts.

Visual Aids Workshop

Bill Wrightson, Dorothy Smith, Doug Smith, Jill Gossard, Janet Siela, Olivia Kinzler, Sherry Kohut, Rey Frimmersdorf, Terri Somers and Jim Oswald lit up the recent French Open soiree.

Thanks to all who helped make this year’s French Open event a delightful success, including volunteers from the Oakmont Men’s USTA team, who manned the bar and kept spirits flowing freely. As always, our volunteers are the backbone of the club and without their cheerful assistance setting up the room and cleaning up afterward, the show literally could not go on. A measure of the afternoon’s success was the fact that the clean-up crew was soon joined by a large handful of happy party people who simply didn’t want to go home when it was over.


Hey, beach bunnies and surfer dudes, grab your boogie boards and rackets and head on over to West courts (aka “party central”) on Saturday, June 28, 10:30 a.m., to enjoy a fun-in-the-sun event certain to rock your world. Terri Somers will host a morning of informal (meaning selforganized) tennis matches and splashing in the pool for OTC members and their significant others, followed by

nAnn Ver Planck


Usually, the Workshop closes for the summer, but this year we will be working through the summer. The reason for the change is that the remodel of the West Rec. Center will take place sometime in the next few months and when that happens the room we use will be unavailable until the remodel is finished. Please watch the newsletter articles for further schedule updates. And, if you’re looking for something worthwhile to do on Mondays this summer, please join us from 9–11 a.m. at the Upper West Rec. Center until the remodel takes place. Children all over the world are using the tactile aids we produce and send, free of charge, to educators of the visually-impaired. This year’s projects included materials for children in Russia and Kyrgyzstan. We are so grateful to the men in our community for all the work they do throughout the year. Preparing everything for mailing and taking each project to the post office is something we couldn’t do without them. Our final mailing for this year was on June 9, and our dedicated volunteers completed a total of 4,012 books for the fiscal year.

“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.”— Michael Broadbent


To kick-off our event at Benziger, we will take a 45-minute tram tour of Benziger’s biodynamic vineyards with commentary by a member of the winery staff. We will visit the vineyards, fermentation facility, crush pad and the barrel caves. After the tour we will gather on Benziger’s lovely patio for a guided tasting of estate, biodynamic and single vineyard wines, including the 2012 Paradiso de Maria Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 Signaterra West Rows Chardonnay, 2012 Signaterra La Reyna Pinot Noir, 2010 Signaterra Three Blocks Cabernet Sauvignon (San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Gold Medal Winner) and 2011 Obsidian Point Cabernet Sauvignon. There will also be an assortment of cheeses, fruit and nuts to accompany the wines. We will be offered a 20% discount on wine purchases that day, so you may want to buy your favorites to take them home with you as a lovely (and delicious!) souvenir. Registration for this event will begin in June. Cost is $42 for members and $47 for nonmembers. All Enocureans’ events have a limited capacity, generally 20–40 people depending on the event. Members pay a lower fee and have priority in registration. The membership fee is $15 per calendar year. If you would like to join, register for an event or have any questions, please contact Ellen Leznik at

Single Boomers Social Club

nJim Ptak

Summer Solstice arrives this year in Oakmont on Saturday, June 21 at 3:51 a.m. and is the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year. That’s good news for the Single Boomers Social Club! Why, you ask? Because you won’t need a flashlight at 5 p.m., you’ll save on your electric bill, and there’ll be more natural light to enjoy our evening activities. Last month Bon Appetite visited Yeti’s Restaurant in Glen Ellen. The group enjoyed excellent plates of Nepalese/Indian cuisine. Some had curries, others Tandoori dishes. The service was courteous and attentive. Definitely a restaurant to go to, if you haven’t been there yet. We always enjoy good food and great company at these dinners. Our membership continues to grow as word spreads about our friendly socials and upcoming events. If you are interested in becoming a member of the SBSC, contact Sandy Throne at srthrone@ for a membership application. Not sure? Feel free to drop by any of our socials, meet our members and get a sense of who we are. You won’t be disappointed! Our club’s purpose is to offer a friendly social environment and to promote fun, camaraderie, and entertaining events, combined with an opportunity to meet single baby boomers in a relaxed setting.


The Oakmont News / June 15, 2014

Fitness Club

nJohn Phillips

Using Your Brain in Exercise

Everyone knows the health benefits of exercising and studies show that exercise can even help with the slowing of the aging process and with some of the ailments that go along with aging. In fact, I just finished an interesting article on walking and creative thinking that will be posted on the Fitness Center’s bulletin board. This is all great information but are we really using our brain to its fullest capabilities when we are working out. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say not all of us are. There are so many aspects that should be taking into consideration regarding our workouts and I know from watching people that they are only using a portion of their brain. Let us start with the design of the program. You’re probably saying that’s easy. Sorry to say it really isn’t that easy. First, what are your goals? A person who wants to lose weight will need to work out and eat differently than a person who wants to gain muscle, and a person who wants to gain weight will work out differently than the other two examples. You must take your goals into consideration. This will determine what exercises you are going to perform. Will they be compound movements that use multi-joints or a focused exercise to isolate certain joint or muscle? You also need to take into consideration how often you will truly and honestly make it into the center to workout. This will determine whether you should be doing a body split, a fullbody workout or maybe some type of circuit or HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) program. Your goal also will determine how many repetition you will perform, how many sets you want to attempt and at what weight. Then, once you have that all figured out, you can choose you exercises. But be aware you might need to make changes while you’re at the gym. If it’s busy or the machine you had planned on using has a line of people waiting to use it, then you need a backup plan. Now it gets a little tricky because you need to turn your brain down a little bit so that you can hear (feel) your muscle. The whole idea behind working out is to work the muscle to the point of exhaustion but you don’t want to do this in one set or one rep. That is just asking for an injury. Especially the older we get the more repetitions and lighter weight is the way we want to work out. Always think about the muscle you are working and how the exercise feels. If the movement does not feel natural then the chances are it is not a natural movement for the body and should not be done. More work for the brain! So, if you think that you need to leave you brain at home or to shut it off to have a good workout, maybe you should try a new approach and totally involve your brain in you workouts. Imagine the muscle that you are working, think about how it does the work and feel how it is working. If you have any questions on how to do this or any questions on working out or health, stop by the Fitness Center in the Central Activities Center and see me. I’m there Mondays 8–10 a.m., Tuesdays 9 a.m.–12 noon, Wednesdays 10 a.m.–12 noon, and Thursdays 2–5 p.m.

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nTeresa and Tom Woodrum

Free Fitness Class

WHAT: Stretch and Body Conditioning Class WHERE: Berger Center WHEN: Wednesdays from 9–10 a.m. EQUIPMENT: Non-skid yoga mat, athletic shoes, water bottle, small hand towel. Please check with your doctor prior to beginning this or any exercise regimen. June 18: Cardio Fitness and Strength work— Betsy Smith June 25: Santa Rosa YMCA is providing an instructor, Becky Ennis Green. She was hired at the Sonoma County Family Y 18 years ago, and the Y went with her everywhere she went. Becky worked for five YMCAs before coming back to the Sonoma Y, and is now in the position as Group Exercise Coordinator. Becky loves her current position and loves the challenges of meeting a diverse group’s needs. She currently teaches Spin and Ripped classes regularly but her favorite “me time” is running—a long time for long distances and Bikram yoga. Thank you for your generous donations to the Oakmont Community Foundation supporting the health of our community through physical education. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Bliss D.C. of Oakmont Chiropractic and John Phillips, Oakmont Fitness Trainer. They are generously volunteering their time to serve as safety spotters during class. This is a big class designed for active adults. If you need special supervision, it is advisable to join a smaller 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. We welcome Oakmont residents. The guest policy for classes has been updated by the board. Guests are able to attend the classes with the resident who invited them. Guests cannot attend classes alone. If class numbers or space is limited, residents have first priority. Please join us.

Gentle Yoga

nSharon Traeger

I am not flexible! Can yoga help?

Many people think they cannot do yoga because they are not flexible. These are the people who many benefit the most from yoga. They may never get “bendy” but flexibility will improve and we need that flexibility as we age to protect us from injury. It’s important to start with a Gentle Yoga class where you can learn at your own pace, in a noncompetitive atmosphere. The emphasis is placed on you and your individual capabilities. Members of Gentle Yoga enjoy the benefits of a medium-size class and individual attention. WHEN: Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30–1:45 p.m. WHERE: Lower West Rec. Center (across from the tennis courts) FEE: $10 drop-in or $60 or 10 sessions (don’t have to be consecutive) INFO: Class is co-taught by Lou and me. Call 5378661 or drop-in REQUIREMENT: Must be able to get up and down off a mat unassisted

Lap Swim Club

nMelissa Bowers

Good to the Last Lap!

Calling all serious lap swimmers. If you are a yearround, dedicated lap swimmer, join this new club. You will receive, via our website, updated pool notices, a message board and its various topics. Because lap swimming is an independent sport, we don’t all meet one another and yet we share supporting our pools. Having three pools and 24/7 different choices for swimming makes it difficult meeting. Join this viable group of year-round, independent swimmers. Help us have a voice, be supportive and assist OVA in keeping our pools healthy, friendly and open. E-mail your name and address to lapswim@sonic. net and the website connection will be sent to you. Once you receive it, enter your E-mail and create your own password. That’s it! You’re in!

Saturday Morning Meditation

nSheila Madden, Facilitator

Join a drop-in group of 20–25 meditators, which has been meeting every Saturday morning at 10:30 AM since 2005. A 40-minute period of silence is preceded by a short dharma talk about meditation principles, chiefly (but not exclusively) based on Buddhist ideas. We sit in a circle on comfortable chairs, but anyone who prefers to sit formally on a floor cushion is welcome to bring one and use it. I have been a meditator for 35 years, and have been teaching meditation since the mid-1980’s. Beginning meditators are advised to call me in advance at 538-1716 for some tips on the how-tos of sitting. LOCATION: Central Activities Center, Room B

Fit & Fun nLynn Seng, MSEd, Instructor


“Exercise not only appears to keep skin younger, it may also even reverse skin aging in people who start exercising late in life, according to surprising new research. Under a microscope, the [research] volunteers’ skin looked like that of a much younger person, and all that they had done differently was exercise.”— New York Times, 4/22/14, D6 Need I say more? If you haven’t done my Zumba yet, when I return come see what my Zumba Fit and Fun can do for you. Exercise, stretch and tone your muscles and memory, and have fun. Beginners welcome: no prior experience with Zumba or any other dance program is necessary. Classes are held in the Lower West Rec. at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings, and 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoons. For more information E-mail me at There is no charge for your first two classes. Successive classes, which do not need to be consecutive, are $10 per week or discounted at five weeks for $40 or 10 weeks for $60. And if you are ready to dance Zumba Fit and Fun twice a week, you can attend both Tuesday and Thursday classes for the cost of one! Try it! What do you have to lose?

nJanet Seaforth, Instructor

nBetsy Smith

Alchemy of the Cells

Qigong and other mind-body practices work on an alchemical level actually changing our most basic body-building block, the cellular structure. Our body is changed from unstable congested toxic conditions to free flowing vibrant health and wellness through the simple, gentle, cleansing movements of Qigong. Toxins and debris build up in the body if they are not flushed out. People often have build-up of plaque in the arteries, sludge in our intestines, calcium-type crystals in our joints that all cause disease and drag our body and energy down. Stress also traps flow and increases our vulnerability to disease. The blood is the major means of the exchange, bringing in nutrients and taking out the waste produced by the cells. The most vital is the exchange of oxygen and Co2 that the blood delivers to the lungs and is the function of our breath. Every cell in the body needs oxygen to survive. Qigong movements help the heart as it pumps the blood throughout the body to every cell, tissue, organ and system. The lymph flows through the lymphatic system like the blood but it doesn’t have a pump, so movement is essential for keeping this immune system functioning and flowing. Mind-body practices bring attention and movement into the body and help to flush out all the toxins that build up. Qigong is a treatment that you learn to give yourself to move every organ and joint of the body for optimum health and vitality and increases energy flow. When your body feels better so do you. Be healthy, be happy! Join us Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. in the West Rec. Center downstairs, next to the tennis courts. Fees are $40 month or $15 drop-in. All movements are done from a standing position and seating is available. Wear comfortable clothes and you are all set for an hour of guided meditation exercise to heal and maintain your body, mind and spirit. I have over 30 years of experience. Visit for more information. A DVD of the PYNK Qigong form is available for $20 for your home use.

nJoan Palma

Cardio Fitness

Keep your fitness going for the summer! Come exercise to a fun aerobic workout at the Lower West Rec. Center. The class is ongoing and you may join at any time. The aerobic format uses moderate aerobic moves designed to get your heart rate up and work your body! We finish the class with core and balance work. The music is fun and catchy and the class is designed for all levels. Call me at 538-8304 for more information. Bring your friends! See you in class! WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays ongoing. Join any time. First class is free. TIME: Tuesdays 5:30–6:30 p.m., Thursdays 4:30–5:30 p.m. WHERE: Lower West Rec. Center COST: $6 per class or $40 for eight classes—good for two months INFO: Please bring a mat, weights and water INSTRUCTOR: Me, 538-8304

All the Toys Fitness new class time! (Balance and strength)

Summertime is here! Time for walks, golf and outside activities. Keep balanced and strong by joining us in the lower West Rec. Center Wednesday evenings from 4:30–5:30 p.m. We emphasize balance, using equipment such as weights, bands, small and large balls and simple moves in addition to working on strength. Any fitness level is welcome. You work from your base of balance and strength. Catchy music and meeting new friends are some of the features of this class. Bring yourself, water, mat, weights, bands and a ball if you have them. WHEN: Wednesdays, join any time. First class is free! TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. (earlier time!) No class July 2 and 23 WHERE: Lower West Rec. Center COST $6 per class or four classes for $20—good for two months  INFO: Please bring water, mat, and weights, balls INSTRUCTOR: Me, 538-8304

Grandparents’ Club

The Grandparents’ Club is preparing an exciting week of summer activities for you and your grandchildren to share. The fun begins on Sunday, July 27 and goes through Friday, August 1. The time schedule is still being worked on. Welcome Party/Carnival: Sunday, July 27 Creation Station: Monday, July 28 Coin Toss: Monday, July 28 Bingo: Monday, July 28 One Day of Tennis: Tuesday, July 29 Quilting: Tuesday, July 29 Four-Day Tennis Clinic: Tues.–Fri., July 29–August 1 Making Puppets: Wednesday, July 30 Table Tennis: Wednesday, July 30 Robotics: Thursday, July 31 Wii Bowling: Thursday, July 31 Bocce Ball: Friday, August 1

Making Noodles: Friday, August 1 Registration begins on July 1. You will find a registration form in the July 1 Oakmont News. As always volunteers are needed. Please contact Marianne at 528-0161 or me at santarosapalma@aol. com if you can help. During this week the Oakmont Golf Club is offering a Junior Golf Camp. Contact the golf course directly at 539-0415 for information and sign-ups. As in the past we will keep our registration fees as low as possible. We can only do this by supplementing the activities from the Grandparents’ Club annual dues. If you haven’t paid the $10 per family annual dues yet please consider doing it now. Dues can be left in our file in the OVA Office. Checks should be made out to Grandparents’ Club or cash is always accepted. Please fill in the form below.

GRANDPARENTS’ CLUB MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Name________________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail ____________________________________________ Phone number______________________________ Mailing address:_______________________________________________________________________________

Please fill in this form and include a check or cash in the amount of $10 payable to Grandparents’ Club. Thank you!

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The Oakmont News / June 15, 2014

nCathy Rapp


If you’ve been waiting for the free water aerobics classes offered through Santa Rosa Junior College to begin—you’re in luck! The summer classes will be held three times each week (MWF) beginning on Monday, June 16. The schedule for all of the water aerobics classes is listed below. Have you ever wondered what your pool buddies look like when they’re dry and dressed? Then the annual water fitness potluck is just the ticket. Bring a potluck dish, beverage and serving utensil to the West Rec. picnic area at noon on Wednesday, June 18. Paper plates, napkins and silver ware will be furnished. Please sign up in the women’s locker room so we’ll know how many to expect. And a big thanks to Betty Schot for coordinating this festive gathering. To add your name to an E-mail list and receive updates on the changing calendar, please call me at 537-9281 or E-mail me at .

Schedule for summer water aerobics classes at the West Pool

Monday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5 fee); 10 a.m.— free JC class begins June 16 Tuesday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5 fee) Wednesday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5 fee); 10 a.m.—free JC class begins June 18 Thursday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5 fee) Friday: 8:30 a.m.—Boom box (no fee); 9:45 a.m.— free JC class begins June 20

Tai Chi for Beginners

nDr. Kate Ha

Tai Chi is for anybody and especially for those who have balance, breath and stress-related problems. We address those issues in our sessions for the beginning student, even if you are using a cane or walker, or are hearing- or visually-impaired. Classes are small with individual attention. Tuition is $75 for a five-class workshop meeting on either Wednesdays or Thursdays at 9 a.m. in the Upper Rec. Center. Pre- registration is required by calling me at 318-5284. I have been practicing Tai Chi for over 43 years and have taught in Oakmont for the last 27 years. I am on faculty at Sonoma State University and also have taught for Lifelong Learning in Oakmont. My husband, Ed Behen and I are residents of Oakmont.

Drop-In Chess

nRichard Duncan

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 richardgduncan@ or at 225-0661.


The Oakmont News / June 15, 2014

Wii Bowling—Oakmont Lanes

nTerry Leuthner, President, and Sugar Carlton, Vice President

Remaining bowling date for June: June 17. No bowling June 24, fourth Tuesday.


We will have a BBQ lunch on July 1 from 1–2:30 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and veggie burgers with all the fixings are served to our bowlers/substitutes, plus a Fourth of July bowling challenge.

RESULTS AS OF May 20 (fourth week of Summer League)

1:30 PM League: first place, Alley Oops; second place, Strikers; third place, Wii Four; tied for fourth place, Pocket Hits and Wild Turkeys; sixth place, 4 Tops. Men’s High Games: Elmer Swanton, 227; Terry Leuthner, 213; Ed Schudel, 210; Juan Fuentes, 205. Women’s High Games: Germaine Byrne, 278; Robin Schudel, 268; Florence Palica, 246; Kathryn Miller, 236; Margo Chicoine, 234; Phyllis Jennings, 229; Mariel Green, 217; Sugar Carlton 209; Mary Knight, 209. High Game Subs: Carolyn Mack, 208; Charlie Ensley, 204. 3:15 PM League: first place, Strikes and Spares;

nBarbara Bowman

second place, High Rollers; third place, Pin Heads; fourth place, Strike Outs; fifth place, Wii Power; sixth place, King Pins. Men’s High Games: Bruce Price, 279; Scott Harris, 215. Women’s High Games: Jan Blackburn, 248; Carolyn Mack, 247; Diane Price, 243; Mollie Atkinson, 234; Debbie Miller, 225; Xandra Seiler, 217; Pat Stokes, 215; Shirley Jamison, 214; Valerie Hulsey, 206; Betsy Smith, 202. High Game Subs: Beverly Thompson, 203. Thanks to everyone who help set up and tear down all our equipment each week. Anyone who wishes to join the club as a team bowler or substitute bowler, please call Terry at 538-9177 or Sugar at 539-6295 or stop by the West Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 1:30–4:30 p.m., no bowling fourth Tuesdays. See for club information and Summer League Schedule. Our website has team schedules to remind team captains when it’s their week to bring cookies and either help set up or tear down equipment. A total of 48 cookies per team seem to be the magic number.

nBill Myers

Funky Fridays at Sugarloaf Press release

The summer concert series at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park continues at 6:30 p.m. every Friday through August. The line-up includes MotorDude Zydeco— June 20, StreetWise with Blythe Klein—June 27, The Cork Pullers—July 4, Ten Foot Tone—July 11, BackTrax—July 18, Jami Jamison Band—July 25, The Blues Pirates—August 1, Gator Nation—August 8, The Bruthas—August 15, RoseTown Soul and R&B Revue—August 22, and A Case of the Willys!— August 29. Visit for tickets and details.

Movies At Oakmont WHERE: Berger Center SCREENING DAYS AND TIMES: Sundays at 2 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m. HOSTS: Holly Blue, Barbara Bowman, Ernie Erler, Al Haggerty, Carol Haggerty, Alexis Paradisoff-Melteff , and Larry Metsger.

NOTE: All films are shown with English subtitles when possible Sunday, June 15: NO FILMS SHOWN—Father’s Day Sunday, June 22, 2 pm BRIDE FLIGHT

Set in 1953, this lush epic centers on Ada, Marjorie and Esther, Dutch brides-to-be flying to New Zealand to join their future husbands. On the trip, they form a bond and meet a dashing young man, Frank, who will play a large role in each of their lives. Inspired by the true story of a flight that carried 40 Dutch immigrants to New Zealand, many of them brides. Full of twists and turns, the movie won several film festival awards. (2008), R (a strong sex scene and some graphic nudity), 130 minutes. (In Dutch)

Sunday, June 22, 7 pm JULIET OF THE SPIRITS

Unable to confront the reality of her husband’s infidelity, Juliet undergoes a period of introspection and selfdiscovery. Filled with fantastic imagery, her adventure is a woman’s journey into dream, memory and spirit. In his first color feature, director Federico Fellini creates a dazzling feast for the eyes, with stunning visuals and luscious landscapes and a soundtrack to match. Nominated for two Oscars and winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film. (1965), UR, 137 minutes. (In Italian)

Sunday, June 29, 2 pm FROZEN

Movies At Oakmont screens its first animated film, Frozen, winner of the 2014 Oscar for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen, the movie tells of intrepid Anna, whose kingdom is doomed to suffer from eternal winter, seeking to find her reclusive sister and break the curse, with the help of characters they meet along the way. A complex and nuanced story, full of wonderful songs, comedy, adventure, and spectacular animation. (2013), PG, 108 minutes.

Sunday, June 29, 7 pm BEFORE SUNRISE

This beautiful film stars Ethan Hawke as Jesse, an American backpacker who strikes up a conversation with a lovely fellow traveler, Celine (Julie Delpy) on the train to Vienna and persuades her to spend his last day in Europe with him. Wandering the picturesque streets of the Austrian capital, the two share stories of their pasts and their dreams for the future, ultimately forging a bond that leads to love. First in a trilogy of films about Jesse and Celine, Before Sunrise is the ultimate romantic movie. (1995), R, 101 minutes.

For your refrigerator and/or wallet

June 15: No films shown—Father’s Day June 22, 2 p.m.: Bride Flight, (2008), R, 130 minutes. June 22, 7 p.m.: Juliet of the Spirits, (1965), UR, 137 minutes.

June 29, 2 p.m.: Frozen, (2013), PG, 108 minutes. June 29, 7 p.m.: Before Sunrise, (1995), R, 101 minutes.


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Residential re-roofing, roof repairs, Best prices on Gutter Guard installation! seamless gutters and downspouts. Careful, professional, quality work. Call Quality for less. Bonded and insured, free estimates. Lic. #934256. Call 837Alex, 707-291-0429 5030 (office) or 569-4912 (cell).


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




Professional, experienced locksmith for all your security needs. Senior discount. Call today! 539-6268. Wayne Carrington, LCO #2411.

Quality workmanship, reasonable prices, free estimates. 15 yrs. experience. Call Long, 707-332-8419.

Year-round service since 2002. Need help in bill paying, balancing a checkbook or organizing papers for your tax return? Specializing in DAN THE HANDYMAN self-employed and rental returns. Helping with your home repair, Reasonable, licensed and bonded. Renee maintenance and improvement needs. L. Cohen, 539-6004. $68/hr., ½ hr. minimum. No dispatch FURNITURE REPAIR or service fees. 10% senior discount. Bonded and insured. Lic. #894070. Dan George’s furniture repair and refinishing, Noar, Owner, 292-4231. antiques and caning. Oakmont references. 30 years experience. Free HANDYPERSON estimates. Call George at 987-3059. All trades, little fix-its and prickly ZAPA TILE INSTALLATIONS puzzles. Plumbing, electrical, assemblies, gardening and pruning too! Great customer service. 12 years $40/hr. Helping Oakmont since 1988. experience, free estimates, Oakmont Lic. #560098. Jay Williamson, 539-5217. references. I’ll work with your budget. Lic. #954364. Call Angel, COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR 707-239-1241.


Welcoming new residents since 1975. Have valuable local community information given on every visit. If you are new to Oakmont and have not had a home visit, please call Charlotte at 538-9050.


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


30 years exp, 6 years Oakmont plus local references. Free estimate, fast professional turnaround. “I love what I do.” Ian Coffelt, (415) 309-6988 or E-mail: Website:


Dependable, experts serving you and your neighbors with excellence and integrity for over 20 years. Licensed, bonded and insured. Senior discounts available. CA Lic. #854537. Find us on the web at www.onewayplumb. net or call us at 537-1308 for all your plumbing needs.






Oakmont preferred vendor. Interior/ exterior, power washing, decks, wallpaper removed. Will not be undersold. 575-5581. Lic. #834588.

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


Clothing alterations, repairs, updates and household sewing with over 25 years experience. In Rincon Valley. Call 539-0832.


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


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

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


Oakmont Onsite Personal Computer Services. Call Chuck for all things computer at your home or business. 40+ years experience. $50/hr. Oakmonters receive 20% discount. 293-8011.

VIDEO AND AUDIO TRANSFERS Video tapes, records and cassettes to DVD and CD. Video and audio interviews of life stories. Northern Lights Recording, 576-7240. www.


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

Kitchen, bath, whole home renovation and accessibility expertise since 1979. Lic. #377330. Oakmont Resident. 5799088,



Reasonable, fair and honest. Available for 4 to 24-hr. shifts. References. Call Susan at 539-4861.


We have daily discounts for seniors and limited delivery. Located at 2425 Cleveland Ave. in Santa Rosa. Call 526-2800.

A personal transportation service for airports, cruises, vacations, family visits, WILLIAM R. KUTZ etc. Oakmont resident, friendly reliable GENERAL CONTRACTOR service. Call Babe or Joe, 545-2850. Renovations, remodels, repairs, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, all your THE COMPUTER home needs. Call Bill Kutz, 575-8335. Lic. TROUBLESHOOTER #769510. Serving Oakmont since 1987. Speedy Service, Friendly Tutoring, complete support for PC’s, Apples and Mac’s, 300+ Oakmont customers served. John Bradford. 578-6305. $40/hour.

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.


Land clearing, clean-up, mowing, trimming and hauling. We do it all! Free estimates. Call Temo, 539-2195. Lic. #51982.


General Contractor. Residential, commercial remodel and repairs, winterization, tile, cement work. Fences, decks, ADA upgrades. Free estimates. Small jobs OK. Call Frank, 707-4944359. Lic. #875552.

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


Services by women, for women! Excellent, dependable transportation to appointments, errands, airport. Fair rates. Call Regina at 596-1463.

BILL KUTZ JR. HEATING AND AIR DOG SITTING Spring A/C and Heating Tune-Up Special $89. Expert repair, maintenance and unit replacement at low rates. 19 yrs. experience. Call Bill, 230-0564.

Cuddles and companionship for your small pampered pooch (my specialty) in my Oakmont home. Experience and references. Call Mary, 537-7609.



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


Japanese swords and related items. (707) 938-4436 or (949) 683-3103.

A WOMAN’S TOUCH PAINTING AND COLOR CONSULTING Clean professional workmanship. Call Tracy for estimate, 695-1920. Lic. #775981.


Trees, hedges and shrubs. Careful work done with an emphasis upon a natural look. Affordable rates, small jobs OK. Richard, 833-1806.


House and window cleaning, moveout, pressure wash siding, driveways, decks, etc. Commercial, residential. References upon request. 15 yrs. exp. Call 542-8720 (home) or 548-9482 (cell).

Experienced caregiver with integrity available to help you or your loved one with personal care, meal prep, light housekeeping, errands, shopping, etc. Skillful care delivered with respect and privacy. Local references. (707) 299-0454.


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


Specializing in doors, screens, shutters, blinds, finish carpentry. Supply and installation. Free estimates. Oakmont references. Lic. #527924. 539-3196.


Every Saturday morning. Stop by and stock up on sweets for the week! Also Stevia sugar-free chocolate available.


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


Tired of your extra car taking up space in your garage? Call me. Joe, 545-4311.


From my kitchen to yours, I will cook your favorite meals and deliver to your door. Call Sherry K, 541-6674 or (805) 551-7231.


Need help with errands, shopping, doctor’s appointments, trips to see children, airports? Call John and Lily, Oakmont residents, 537-9834.


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Oakmont Village oakmont village association

Hours: M–F 10 AM–4 PM / Tel 707-539-1611 / 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7 OVA E-mail: / Info E-mail: Website: OVA Members-Only Page: Go to the members only page to view the monthly calendar, Board Meeting Minutes, criminal activity information and more.

maintenance Office

Tel 575-7200 E-mail:

Condominium Financial management (cfM)

Hours: M– Th 10 AM–4 PM Tel 539-0701 / Fax 539-6537 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7 E-mail:

Blood Pressure clinic

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

Bulletin Boards

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


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


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

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


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

COORDINATOR June 16–30 Beverly Schilpp, 538-4293 July 1–15 Sonia Moore, 539-4119

Meals on Wheels, 525-0383

If you would like to be a volunteer, please call 528-0161. Donations to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers are appreciated and tax deductible. Mail your check payable to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers, 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Thank you.

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

Loaner equipment

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


Sign-UP PROCEDURE: On the day of the sign up: n At 10 AM, come to the OVA office n An OVA staff person will take your payment and give you your bus seat assignment card(s). (Event tickets will be distributed on the bus). n Payment by check (payable to “OVA”) or cash. No credit cards. n Each person may purchase TWO tickets, only. (After official sign up, additional tickets may be purchased.) CANCELLATION POLICY: 10-days notice is required to assure a refund. Within 10 days, refund paid if your place is filled. There is a 10% cancellation fee on ALL refunds.


Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Daily 5 AM–9 PM. Closed Christmas day.

Lost & found

Located in the OVA office. Unclaimed items will be discarded after 30 days.


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: 8 AM–9 PM (Sat & Sun) 7 AM–9 PM (Mon–Fri) East: 8 AM–9 PM Central: 7 AM–9 PM 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 an adult with a valid pool access card. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT ANY OVA POOL. ALL FACILITIES CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY. Please Note: Pool cleaning occurs on Mon., Wed., and Fri. so the pool may not be open until 9 AM on those days.


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.

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.


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

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OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297

Available in OVA Office Gas Shut-off Wrench.....................................$7 Tennis COurt Key.............................................$2 Vials for Life...............................................FREE resident magnetic access card...............FREE replacements......................................$10 ea Guest magnetic access card................$10 ea Guest Facility use Pass............................FREE Emergency Contacts for Residents This form is confidential and used only in case of an emergency to notify your named contacts.

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

Public Transportation Available in Oakmont CityBus #16 bus takes residents to 5 different shopping centers weekday mornings and around Oakmont afternoons. n


Sonoma County Transit #30 bus goes to Memorial and Kaiser Hospitals and downtown Santa Rosa. Returns via Oakmont to Sonoma. n

Schedules available at OVA office.

OAS Management Company

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


BY OVA ADMINISTRATION E-Waste Collection Berger Center Parking Lot No appointment June 21 Show Boat S.F. Opera Wait Listed June 22 Once Curran Theater Available July 13

2014-2015 OVA board of Directors E-mail: John P. Taylor, President John R. Felton, Vice President Andie Altman, Director Frances Dias, Director Bob Giddings, Director Herm Hess, Director Alan Scott, Director Chuck Chenault, Treasurer Hugh Helm, Secretary Association Manager Cassie Turner E-mail:

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


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Quilting Bee

nElizabeth McDonnell

to have it completed before the wedding. Barbara also showed a few of the doll quilts she has been making. Karen Kristensen is working on a “Block of the Month” project in which one block has 91 pieces! The Quilting Bee meets on the second Wednesday of each month to sew and quilt on our own projects and the fourth Wednesday of each month for our business meeting. We meet in the Arts and Crafts room from 1–4 p.m. both days. For further information please call me at 538-2523.

At our first meeting of the month, Morgan Hewitt showed a beautiful scrap quilt she has made which is a wedding gift for her son and soon-to-be daughterin-law. She did a wonderful job and is enthused about next making a quilt for her granddaughter. At that same meeting, Marianne Johnstone was busy marking her first quilt in preparation for machine quilting. It has since been finished, after marathon sessions at her machine, and given to her son for his birthday. Now her daughter is impatiently waiting for a quilt!

Needles and Hooks

Marianne Johnstone marking her quilt

(Otherwise Known as Knitting and Crocheting) nNancy Caldwell

Morgan Hewitt and her first quilt

At our business meeting Linda Leedham brought along her friend, Barbara Denver. There was discussion about holding a quilting/sewing class for visiting grandchildren in July and the suggestion we have another luncheon on the patio. Priscilla Naworski has taken charge of the quilting/sewing class to be held in July and is making arrangements. Helen White held an amazing trunk show presenting her quilts to the group. Helen utilizes several methods of quilt making, i.e. machine piecing, hand appliqué and appliqué on wool. She is quite a talented quilter. Cecil Sherrod showed a Hawaiian quilt she is making and discussed the techniques, process and great help

Helen White

she is getting from Nancy O’Brien. Daphne Hansen didn’t have a project to show, but mentioned she is involved with the never-ending job of organizing her fabric. The consensus of the group was “don’t bother.” Paula Scull showed a doll quilt she is finishing up with a technique called primitive hand quilting. Janet Shore showed her fish quilt which she made as a result of the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild challenge. Barbara Arnold finished the king-size quilt-as-you-go wedding quilt she made for her grandniece. She was so pleased

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Nothing has ever appeared in the Oakmont News about the group so it is time to let the secret out of the bag. We meet each Tuesday (all year long) from 1:30– 3:30 p.m. in the Arts and Craft Room in the Central Activity Center (the CAC). Anyone can do any kind of needlework but most are knitters and occasionally crochet (that’s me at times), needlepoint or crossstitch. Some are beginners and some are real experts. The experienced help out the inexperienced when we get stuck. Everybody has a good time and laughs a lot! Feel free to call with questions or just drop in and check it out. Some come regularly, some come when they can and some travel a lot so come rarely. Anything is fine. The most important thing is to come and have fun.


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