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The Oakmont News / June 15, 2014

Walkers

nJessica Herritt

Kiwanis Club of Oakmont

nJeff Davis

OAKMONT KIWANIS FINISHES BUSY YEAR WORKING WITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN AND FAMILIES 

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.

JUNE JOURNEY

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.

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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 clpmack@comcast.net.

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.

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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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