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Oakmont’s Semimonthly Newspaper

Music at Oakmont Volunteers Ready for Anniversary Season

nJackie Ryan

Performers Sharon Wei, Livia Sohn and Michelle Djokic, a string trio, are seen here with Rosemary Waller and Judy Walker. (Photo by Jackie Ryan)

As Music at Oakmont ended its 2015 season, concert goers were already abuzz with the coming 25th anniversary year that kicks off in October with the New York Brass Arts Trio and also brings back local favorite Jeffrey Kahane in April. See music on page 5

Lifelong Learning Classes Likely to Continue in Fall

Osher Lifelong Learning classes are likely to continue in Oakmont after Sonoma State University dropped its request to lease space in Oakmont for the classes. Oakmont Village Association board member Bob Giddings told the board May 19 that SSU replaced its request for a lease with a two-page memorandum of understanding that would allow the classes to continue as they have for the last nine years. OVA had told SSU that OVA’s articles of incorporation and CCRs do not allow it to sign the requested lease. Giddings said OVA’s attorney asked for two small changes in the memorandum and was hopeful that the university will not object. “Our fingers are crossed that we can put this together shortly,” he told the Oakmont News.


In explaining their vote at the April 21 board meeting to approve spending up to $12,000 on studies needed See board on page 5

nMarty Thompson

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Fawn Season is Here

nAl Haggerty

Lawn Bowling Added to Senior Games, Oakmont to Host Event

Oakmont’s Lawn Bowling Club is hosting a tournament in this month’s Wine Country Games, as that event is added for the first time to the five-year-old senior sports program already popular with active people here. Eighteen teams will take part in play June 12 and 13 at the bowling green near the Central Activities Center on White Oak Drive. Nine teams will be from Oakmont, the others from elsewhere around the county and beyond. Three teams from Fresno are among those registered. “It’s the perfect partnership between Oakmont and the Council on Aging,” Leigh Galten, coordinator for the council, which sponsors the games, told a planning meeting here May 4. Chairs will be set up for spectators, who will be welcome. “This will be a big event for Oakmont, not only for sport, but also for showing off Oakmont,” said Kathleen Connelly, commissioner of the games for the Kathleen Connelly host club. See senior games on page 5

June 1, 2015 • Volume 53, Number 11

Dutch Lichliter

nJackie Ryan

Dutch Lichliter, founder of Oakmont Video Productions, and credited with bringing 21st century technology to this community, died May 20 of an apparent heart attack. When residents couldn’t be there, Dutch was. The list was long: Sunday Symposiums, board meetings, concerts and even live streaming of forums. As chairman of the Communications Committee, he was instrumental in convincing the OVA to revamp its website to make better use of digital technology. He also created the Oakmont’s chat website, the Buzz and recently started a launch of Cyber Seniors, a project connecting residents with teens who teach them computer and smart phone skills. Dutch retired from his civil engineering firm 22 years ago and lived in Oakmont for the past eight years. A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m. in the Berger Center. PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANTA ROSA, CA PERMIT NO. 323

These four fawns were part of a family scene in an Aspen Meadows yard along Badger Creek the week of May 10. (Photo by Keith Sauer)

Study Says Pickleball Sound Barriers Needed

nJim Brewer

Without sound barriers, the pickleball courts planned for the Central Activity Area behind the Berger Center would create slightly more noise than city codes allow, according to an engineering study required by the city. In a May 11 report addressed to the OVA board by Illingworth and Rodkin of Petaluma, the four courts “would generate noise levels exceeding the Santa Rosa City Code noise limits and ambient noise conditions.” But the report also concludes that sound barriers along both sides of the courts ranging from five to eight feet high would reduce sound levels below the standards established by the Santa Rosa City Code. The sound study is likely to fuel arguments for both proponents and opponents of the project. A visual impact report was expected soon. See sound barriers on page 3

Pickleball Town Hall The proposed Central Park sports facility and its options, along with sound and visual engineering studies, will be aired at a town hall meeting sponsored by the Ad Hoc Pickleball Committee Wednesday, June 17 at 2 p.m. in the Berger Center. Details on page 3.

Berger Committee Sets Priorities at Workshop

nJackie Reinhardt

The Berger Improvement Ad-Hoc Committee grappled with options for modernizing Oakmont’s much-used entertainment and special events venue at a May 18 workshop with ArchiLogix, the same design firm used for the Central Activities Center. The seven-member committee and Cassie Turner, OVA manager, had previously identified 18 elements that needed attention, using input from a survey of 41 stakeholders, such as Oakmont clubs, caterers and Sonoma State University, sponsor of Lifelong Learning. See berger priorities on page 3


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Central Park Town Hall Meeting Set for June 17

nNoel Lyons and Anita Easland, Co-Chairs, OVA Ad Hoc Pickleball Committee

The “Central Park” proposal will be the topic of a Town Hall meeting to be conducted by the Ad Hoc Pickleball Committee on Wednesday, June 17 at 2 p.m. in the Berger Center. The purpose of this meeting is to bring the community up to date on the plan to develop pickleball courts and other amenities, and give Oakmont residents an opportunity to express themselves.

The information to be presented will include the latest project drawings, the results of the Environmental Sound Assessment performed by Illingworth and Rodkin, and visualization studies developed by Digital Realm. Where there are options in the development plan, these will be presented with ample opportunity for attendees to ask questions and give their opinions.

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Marla Oveson, Archilogix project manager, led the committee through the initial phase of a decisionmaking process first used by the U.S. Forest Service. Called “Choosing by Advantage,” the process further defines priorities and then numerically ranks them by importance. Among the priorities identified during the workshop as “better” were hard surface flooring, a more functional kitchen, adaptable meeting rooms, a stage that is more performance-oriented, more modern entry doors and a fully-functioning lobby, better acoustics and more specialized audiovisual equipment. Enlarging capacity was a high priority for several committee members, including Heidi Klyn who noted a recent Boomers’ Motown event sold out in four days, and OVA Board Member Herm Hermann who favored adding additional square footage. Also wanting to see the Berger Center enlarged was Lynn Cramer. However he observed, “If you remodel that building from start to finish most residents would say bingo.” Currently, the Berger Center is limited to 273 for dining and 586 for other events. Mitchell Conner, ArchiLogix’s principal architect, said parking would need to be addressed with the city of Santa Rosa if the facility’s size is increased or a new building is constructed. September 2015 is the target for presenting hard data, options and estimated costs to the full board, according to Bob Giddings, committee chair. Also on the committee are Jim Sannar, Andie Altman and Terry Whitten.

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Last month the OVA Board approved $12,000 for studies needed to secure a city permit to build the courts. The meeting drew a large crowd of opponents, many of them citing noise and view restrictions as key reasons for objecting to the proposed location. The Ad Hoc Pickleball Committee has concluded that the Central Activities Center is the best location for the courts. The sound study backs up that contention. After measuring sound levels at both the East and West Rec. Centers during its study from April 29–May 1, engineers concluded that “it is apparent that the proposed site at the Oakmont Central Activity Center is the best available site from a noise control perspective.” City codes limit noise levels in single-family residential areas to 55 dBA, a calculation of decibel level that eliminates very high and very low frequencies. The study concluded that, without sound barriers, sound levels at the Central swimming pool would exceed that limit by “two to three dBA.” Levels at the nearest residents would be exceeded by one dbA. The report noted that the proposed plan includes an eight-foot sound barrier along the south boundary of the courts. But the report said an additional barrier would be necessary along the north side to shield swimmers. An alternative to that wall would be a five-foot plexiglass barrier attached to the existing pool fence. The report also said sound barriers could be eliminated if the number of courts were reduced down to two. To view the entire report, go to the Oakmont Village website

Volunteer Opportunities

nElke Strunka

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee has an opening for a volunteer. The role of the Finance Committee is as follows: review project expenditures for cash availability before going to the board; review monthly financial reports for accuracy; assist with preparation and review of annual operating budgets; assist with preparation of annual reserve study; carry out other financial assignments as directed by the board. Experience in Accounting of Finance is preferred. Please submit a short bio with your experience and educational background to the OVA Office to the attention of Elke Strunka, Treasurer, or E-mail directly to nJason Wilkenfeld

Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC)

The Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC) is soliciting applications from Oakmonters interested in joining the committee to fill two current vacancies. The duties include monthly meeting attendance, participating in the creation of a long range plan for Oakmont and any special studies that the OVA Board charters the LRPC to execute. Interested parties should send a resume and an expression of how you can contribute to the work of the LRPC to Jason Wilkenfeld ( Interviews with interested candidates will be scheduled at a time of mutual convenience. Candidates will be selected on the basis of the material sent, interview, discussion and vote by the current LRPC members, and approval by the OVA Board.

Oh Deer, Oh Dear!

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West Rec. Pool, Spa Readied for New Look


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to secure a city permit to build pickleball courts, the directors made it clear that the cost is about the only thing that could change their minds. There was overall agreement that there is a need for pickleball courts and there is only one possible location—the one now proposed for the area behind the central pool. “I want to see the final price,” said board president Frank Batchelor. Treasurer Elke Strunka, who was not present for the April 21 vote, said she wants to see if the project is financially feasible. Director John Felton said he believes the courts are inevitable assuming reasonable cost.


Workers removed the tile and plaster surfaces from the West Recreation Center spa, left, and pool last month prior to refinishing the two.

Batchelor thanked Facilities Maintenance Manager Rick Aubert for finding a solution to a security problem with the doors at Berger and saving OVA about $24,000. Aubert explained to the Oakmont News that the panic bars on the five Berger double doors no longer worked properly and that the doors could have been “jiggled” open at any time. The estimate for replacing the hardware was $5,000 a door, or $25,000. Instead, drop bars, which secure the doors when they’re locked, were installed for a total of $900.


When reopened this summer, the pool will have been converted into a saltwater pool and feature easier access for residents with mobility issues. (Photos by Marty Thompson)

OVA to the Rescue: Water Returns to Community Garden

nMarty Thompson

A new water supply was turned on at the Oakmont Community Garden May 6, in time for spring planting by gardeners whose plots were ready to go. “It’s a great day for the garden and the gardeners,” said Pat Olive, president of the gardeners. “It’s everything we have been working for.” The Oakmont Village Association paid for a water meter and piping to bring water to the garden after the city ruled the previous water arrangement was against its rules and ordered the water shut off. “I want to thank the OVA Board for standing up for the garden,” Olive said. She singled out Andie Altman, board vice president, and OVA Manager Cassie Turner for their help and support. “It was worth waiting for,” she said. “We are extremely grateful.” The 66 gardeners share 44 plots in the Stone Bridge road garden. As membership turns over, Olive said some larger plots are being subdivided to provide more gardening opportunities. Dennis Hall, the head gardener, said four new people joined this spring, and four more are on the waiting list—two of whom were recruited at the OVA’s May 5 Newcomers’ Reception. Turnover is consistent, Hall said, with the average wait four to five months. During the drought, the garden is following city water restrictions which allow hand-watering between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Plots in the garden are hand-watered from hoses placed around the area. Irrigation pipes are above ground, and Olive said a long-range goal is to bury them to permit year-round irrigation of winter vegetables.

To keep residents better informed, board members will begin holding fireside chats twice a month starting in July, on the second and fourth Fridays, from 3–4 p.m. at Berger. Two directors will participate each time. Directors Andie Altman and Felton will be on hand for the first sessions July 10 and 24. Participation by board members is voluntary. The board approved formation of an ad-hoc committee to explore establishing a senior services center in Oakmont. Julia Jones said there is a need for such a facility to help Oakmont residents with physical, mental and emotional problems. Marianne Neufeld, chair of the Architectural Committee, outlined a proposed satellite dish rule limiting each residence to one satellite dish. The aim, she said, is to have inoperable dishes taken down. A variance is possible, she said, if a resident can show the need for two dishes. The proposed rule will be published in two editions of the Oakmont News before being adopted.

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Play by three-person teams will start at 9 a.m. following an opening ceremony on Friday, June 12. The field will be narrowed to nine teams for play the second day. Lawn bowlers wear white for tournaments. Sponsors provide t-shirts for contestants, and for Oakmont volunteers who are being recruited to handle registration and other details. County-wide, the games will feature 20 sports at different venues. Oakmont residents typically compete in a variety, including swimming, bocce ball and cycling. Galten noted out-of-towners enter for the both for competition and an opportunity for a wine country vacation. “The sponsoring agency’s mission is to encourage people to become more active and healthier,” Galten told the planning meeting.


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“We expect them to be hanging from the rafters for the Kahane concert,” said Rosemary Waller, the group’s volunteer artistic director. Kahane, a pianist, was music director of the Santa Rosa Symphony from 1995 to 2006. In fact, Waller said an anonymous donor has started a “bidding challenge” to sponsor the Kahane concert. The opening bid is $1,500. Founded by former resident Bob Hayden as the Concert Series at Oakmont, the group brings in worldclass performers each month from October to April. Tickets are $15, or $105 for a season pass. Donors, special sponsors and the Oakmont Community Foundation also support the concerts. Like most of Oakmont organizations, the group’s longevity and vitality rests with its volunteer force. “It takes many hours to bring these concerts to Oakmont. For my mother, it’s like a full-time job,” said Deborah Waller, who stopped by for the last 2015 concert. “Everyone is so dedicated.” Judy Walker has been a six-year volunteer and is now associate director for the group. She and several others often open their homes to artists to defray hotel costs when needed. Others host receptions and dinners to introduce Oakmonters to performers who are described as a remarkable level of talent in the classical and chamber music arenas. Walker said they are actively looking for additional hosts for lodging and receptions for the 2015–16 celebration series. From the performers’ perspective, appreciative Oakmont audiences and the quality of the acoustics draw artists’ praise. “This is a special space,” said cellist Michelle Djokic, who joined violinist Livia Sohn and violist Sharon Wei for two hours of Mozart, Hagen and Beethoven. “We are so grateful this venue is so well supported.”

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will have lunch at Goat Rock. Bring lunch, water and sunscreen. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Alex Bautista, 538-1190.


We’ll car-pool to Lawndale trail head, proceed to Schultz Canyon trailhead. Lunch at Laura’s table, then walk across Marsh to Lawndale, finishing up at the Lawndale parking lot. Distance is 5.7 miles with 600’ of elevation gain. Bring water, lunch, and hiking poles if needed. Leave Berger at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Florentia Scott, 537-7314 or


Enjoy coastal trails in Salt Point State Park and the Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve inland on the other side of Highway 1. We’ll walk about 10 miles with about 1,200’ of elevation gain. By the ocean we’ll see beaches, rocks, cliffs, coves and marine life, with a few trees for shade. It likely will be too late for rhododendron blossoms in the forest across the road, Bring poles and water and lunch. Leave Berger parking lot at 8 a.m. The scenic 57-mile drive to Salt Point usually takes an hour and 40 minutes. Note the early departure! Hike leader is Danna McDonough, 595-3946,


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Golf News 18

18-Hole Tuesday & Thursday Women’s Club


Wednesday Men’s Club

nEileen Beltrano

nJim Kaiser

Hi there ladies. It’s hard to believe it is June! Hopefully the winds will calm down and our golf hats will stay on as spring comes to an end later this month. A big thank-you goes out to Becky Hulick for organizing, in May, Tuesday’s Guest Day and to Kris Peters, Ellean Huff along with the Wednesday Men’s Club Captain, Bruce Hulick, for organizing the first Trilogy Tournament. Both events were well attended and a good time was had by all! Just a reminder about Tuesday’s General Meeting. It’s on June 9 after an 8:30 a.m. shotgun on the East. Also be sure to sign up for the Partner Eclectic which begins June 18 (Thursday members). Here are the results of sweeps for early May.

OWMC members, hope you enjoyed the President’s Cup and the Guys and Gals Tournament. Results for both events will be in the next Oakmont News. Bruce comes walking into the Quail Inn and sees Jim sitting at the bar drinking a tall glass of water with a huge smile on his face. Bruce asks, “Why so happy?” Jim replies, “This has been a great golf day, I have a one over par 73.” Bruce, feeling great for his buddy says, “Well, let me buy you a Cold Beer to celebrate.” Jim replies, “I would like to but don’t want to mess up my back nine.” Now for the results:

Our Low Gross of Field quite often, Patty Buchholz with friend and sweeps winner, Christy Rexford

May 6, West: Two-Man Point Par


Low Gross of Field: tie, Patty Buchholz and Kathy Mokricky (78). First flight: first low net, K. Mokricky; second low net tie, E. Beltrano and K. Peters; fourth low net, P. Buchholz; fifth low net, J. Seliga. Second flight: first low net tie, J. Early and C. Buchold; third low net, M. Yturralde (nice to see you back with us!); fourth low net tie, E. Huff and L. Leitner. Third flight: first low net, J. Buell, (nice!); second low net, C. Carroll; third low net, M. A. Gibbs: and fourth low net tie, E. Frauenhofer and M. Delagnes. Fourth flight: first low net, S. Baxter; second low net, C. Rexford; third low net, C. Tripaldi; fourth low net tie, E. Foote and D. Johnson.

Having fun after golf, sweeps winners, Ellie Baciocco and Cynthia Tripaldi


First, Dick Scott/Frank Smith, 50.5; second, Tony D’Agosta/Gary Stone, 51; third, Keith Wise/Noel Schween, 51.5.


TUESDAY, MAY 12, WEST SWEEPS, 28 players

Low Gross of Field: Patty Buchholz (92). First flight: first low net, L. Leitner; second low net, J. DiMaggio; third low net, Y. Smith; fourth low net tie, P. Buchholz and E. Beltrano. Second flight: first low net, M. A. Gibbs; second low net tie, R. Nicholson and S. Baxter; fourth low net tie, E. Huff and E. Baciocco. Third flight: first low net, C. Rexford; second low net, D. Johnson; third low net, D. James; fourth low net tie, V. Collins and L. Frediani (what score card?).

This issue’s sweeps winners, Betty VanVoorhis, Cindy Carroll and Dee Johnson

Second flight: first low net, P. Wright; second low net tie, B. VanVoorhis and C. Carter; fourth low net, M. Pierce; and fifth low net, L. Leitner. Third flight: first low net, S. Baxter; second low net, N. DeSousa; third low net, J. O’Toole; fourth low net, V. Collins; and fifth low net, C. Locke.


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Low Gross of Field: Patty Buchholz (87). First flight: first low net, K. Downey; second low net tie, K. Mokricky and K. Peters; fourth low net, L. Clark.

First flight (6.0–16.0): first, Jeff Snyder and Bucky Peterson, 38; second, Shelly Brodsky and Kevin Buehner, 35. Second flight (16.5–22.0): first, Andy Frauenhofer and Jim Kaiser, 41; second, Tommy Yturralde and Rick Yates, 40. Third flight (22.5–up): first, Art Hastings and John Derby, 37; second, Wayne Shomaker and Ed Pierson, 33. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Kevin Buenher, 9’6”, Rick Yates, 16’4”; #13—Art Hastings, 13’11”, Mike Doyle, 27’8”; #16—Larry Frediani, 3’8”, Tony Hughes, 7’8”; #5—Ross Alzina, 19’0” (there was a carry-over from last week’s CTP on # 5 hole).



First flight (3–13): first tie, Sal Cesario and Mike Hull, 70; third tie, Bruce Hulick and John Weston, 71. Second flight (14–19): first, Gil Moreno, 71; second, Frank Giannini, 72; third tie, Gary Novak and Rick Yates, 73. Third flight (21–25): first, Jack Haggerty, 67; second, Bill Smith, 70; third, Wayne Shomaker, 72; fourth, Wally Juchert, 73. Fourth flight (26–up): first, Bud Simi, 65; second, Tommy Yturralde, 69; third tie, Larry Frediani and John Munkacsy, 70. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Tom Wayne, 6’1”, Jeff Snyder, 9’8”; #13—Bruce Hulick, 8’7, Andy Frauenhofer, 14’9”; #16—Dennis Cronin, 8’5”, Bucky Peterson, 9’5”.


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9-Hole Monday Men’s Club

nTony D’Agosta

On June 22, we will start our five-round Summer Eclectic Tournament. There will be a sign-up envelope at the table in the Pro Shop. Well-needed new sand has been added to some of the bunkers around the golf course. Thanks to Andy and the golf course maintenance crew, the course is looking better every day. Let’s do our part to keep it in good condition. Meanwhile, happy golfing.

SWEEPS RESULTS FOR MAY 4 Two-Man Scramble, 9 Teams


9-Hole Thursday Women’s Club

nBarbara Bowman


On May 14, the rain held off long enough for ten teams of Guys, Gals and Pals to compete in a scramble, then gather at the Quail Inn for a gala Kentucky Derby Day, complete with horse racing, wagering and an authentic Kentucky Derby luncheon. This fourth Niners Derby Day was chaired by Rebecca Wellman. Linda Yates and Tammy Siela were in charge of the tournament.


First Flight: first, E. Foote; second, R. Levy; third, L. Karjalainen; fouth, C. Carroll; fifth, L. Yates. Second flight: first, V. Collins; second tie, C. Silvas and R. Lommori; third tie, C. Rexford and J. Rockwell. Third flight: first, E. LaPointe; second, M. Crimaldi; third tie, H. Williston and J. Eiserloh. Fourth flight: first, N. Young; second, A. Krajci; third, D. Kiddoo; fourth, T. Siela; fifth, J. McDonnell. Chip-in: Jane Fulkerson, hole #4.

First place: Keith Wise/Noel Scheen with a 24.5. Second place: Gary Stone/Tony D’Agosta with a 25.25. Third place: Jack Robinson/Joe DiBenedetto with a 25.5.

SWEEPS RESULTS FOR MAY 11 Individual Low Net, 22 Players

First place: Noel Schween with a 29.5. Second place: Kelly Snow with a 30. Third place: Rich Silvas with a 30.5. Fourth place: Tom Massip with a 31.5. Fifth place: Don Morse with a 32. Sixth place: Charlie Perotti a 32.5. Seventh place: John Munkacsy with a 33. Eighth place tie: Dan Levin and Greg Carpenter, both with a 33.5.

Jockey Ruth Levy “riding” Pinky Lee won by several lengths, Gay Fahrner on Cougar placed second, and, for show by a nose, was JoAnn Banayat on Jack Daniels. The frenzied betters drank mint juleps while urging on their favorites. Thanks to Rebecca, Linda, Tammy, John Theilade and everyone else, who made this event so entertainingly successful.


Event chair Rebecca Wellman, aka The Grand Master of the Derby, with the five “horses” entered in the race

First Flight: first, P. Lash; second tie, E. Foote; third, R. Wellman. Second flight: first tie, A. Branstetter, R. Lommori and A. Keenley; second J. Rietow. Third flight: first, E. LaPointe; second, J. Fulkerson; third, M. Crimaldi. Fourth flight: first, B. Bowman; second, B. James; third, J. Rasore.


Winning jockey Ruth Levy “rides” Pinky Lee, while Tammy Siela on African Queen, Chris Carter on Sparkle Plenty, Gay Farner on Couger, and JoAnn Banayat on Jack Daniels vie for place and show

Team winners: first place, Ruth Levy, Liisa Karjalainen, Roberta Lommori and Elaine Foot; second place, Tammy Siela, Bob Siela, Barbara Robinson and Jack Robinson; third place, Tony D’Agosta, Chris Carter, Tom Massip and Carol Locke. Betting was heavy on the five “horses” that raced after lunch. One member of each of the top five teams rode a (stick) horse—advancing by a throw of the dice—while MC Ross Alzina called the exciting event.

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Senior Men’s Club

nJohn Williston

The first home event for the Oakmont Seniors was held on May 11 and featured players from the Santa Rosa, Fountain Grove, Moraga, and Contra Costa Country Clubs. Oakmont winners were: First, Bucky Peterson; second tie, Andy Frauenhofer and Tony Hughes; fourth tie, Ross Alzina and Gary Novak; sixth tie, Bob Thompson and Tony D’Agosto. The next day, May 12, the Oakmont Seniors traveled to the Fountain Grove Country Club to enjoy their very fine hospitality and great golf. Oakmont winners include: first tie, Tony D’Agosto, Neil Huber, John Munkascy and Bucky Peterson; fifth tie, Danny Crobbe and Michael Hull; seventh tie, Andy Frauenhofer, Mike Isola.

remaining 2015 Oakmont Seniors Schedule

Thursday, June 4: at Moraga CC Monday, June 15: Windsor and Bodega at Oakmont Wednesday, June 24: Contra Costa CC Monday, July 13: Rio Vista and Napa at Oakmont Monday, July 27: Richmond and Marin at Oakmont Tuesday, August 4: at Windsor Thursday, August 27: at Richmond CC Wednesday, September 24: at Marin CC


The Oakmont News / June 1, 2015

Bocce News

nLynn Wycoff

The Mother’s Day Tournament dawned a bit foggy and chilly but that did not deter the faithful players. The games were close and the happy winners were mostly mothers. Geoffrey managed to sneak in but definitely contributed to his team’s win. Congratulations all!

Oakmont Rainbow Women

nKathy Cirksena and Jeanne DeJoseph


Yes, it’s true. Famed women’s music icon Cris Williamson is coming to Oakmont on Saturday, September 26. The rave reviews we got, as a venue and an audience, from musician Barbara Higbie persuaded Cris that she could not leave us off her tour schedule. Many thanks to Sue Dibble for negotiating this exciting event! Tickets will go on sale in June. ORW members will be able to buy two tickets at a special rate of $20 each, with tickets for the general audience selling for $25 per ticket. Stay tuned here for more information in June because this will surely be a sellout event. Wow!


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Geoffrey and Barbara Newton, and Rachel Corso

Practice continues for the Senior Games which will be played this weekend. The games are played at Julliard Park in Santa Rosa and we would welcome all the support groups to cheer us on. Results will be posted in the next edition. We are sad to pass on the news of the death of a longtime member of our club, Rosemary Toby. She was a very active member and played a great game just two weeks before her death. She was also our treasurer for many years. I’m sure she is still monitoring our games from above. A reminder that the June 6 tournament has been cancelled due to a conflict in the schedule. It was to occur on the same day as the Senior Games. The next tournament will be the Independence Day on July 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the courts. Come out and support your team! Be sure to check the bulletin board each time you play. Many announcements and scheduled events are posted that may not show up in the Oakmont News in time for you to mark your calendars. Some events are only posted on the bulletin board and not in the paper. You don’t want to miss anything! Again there have been many requests for reserved courts so notice the golden sheets posted in the boxes and on the shed. That way you will not come up to play and find the courts in use. The reservations are not for regularly scheduled play times.

More wow! Our biggest event of the year, the annual Rainbow Women Pride Picnic, will be at the West Rec. Picnic Area on Saturday, June 20 from 1–4 p.m. Bring your friends—LGBT and straight—and enjoy a potluck picnic with music, games and lots and lots of fun! Let’s celebrate the historic month of June, when in 1969 gay and lesbian folks started the modern fight for rights we are still winning. Volunteers are needed to help make this very popular event a success. If you can help, E-mail ORW or contact Ann Alexander or Pat Olive. Remember that the picnic takes the place of our usual June meeting and that we’ll resume our regular schedule on July 9 with Bingo at 7 p.m. Watch for an update on the picnic in the June 15 edition of the Oakmont News.


Sue Lebow made several other important announcements. The ORW Roster is now available—a copy of the printed version is available to each ORW household and the electronic version and update have just been E-mailed to one and all. Remember that the roster is for use by Rainbow Women members only to communicate among ourselves. Members who pay the 2015 dues of $10 are listed in the roster and eligible to receive a copy. If you would like to get involved in any of the

Rainbow Women Special Interest Groups (SIGs), it’s still not too late. A complete list of groups and contact persons has been E-mailed to everyone on the roster. If you haven’t received it or have any questions about the SIGs, let us know at OakmontRainbowWomen@


Do you know how to prepare yourself, your home and your pet for a major disaster? After our important announcements, representatives of the Sonoma County Red Cross, Cyndy Cservenyak and Stephanie Fine, provided us with a humorous and informative overview of getting ready and informed to stay safe and keep our pets safe in case of a natural disaster. Keep three things in mind, said Cyndy: “Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.” Their handouts and many practical examples reminded all of us how important it is to be prepared for the unexpected, whether it is fire, earthquakes or something else. The handouts included a list of local emergency contact information, helpful planning guides and tips on how to take care of oneself and one’s family, including pets during an emergency. Of particular interest to many was a “Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist.” Fortunately all the information and more about disaster preparedness can also be accessed at their website, Many thanks to Cyndy and Stephanie for the great information and wake-up call, as well as the useful zippered tote bags they gave out that will be a great place to store supplies for your car emergency kit. (By the way, did you know that Oakmont just became an official Red Cross Emergency Shelter site? To learn more attend the May 21 Oakmont-wide emergency preparedness meeting at the Berger Center.) While Rainbow Women is a group for lesbians, any woman in Oakmont is welcome to become a member of Oakmont Rainbow Women. We generally meet on the second Thursday of each month in the East Rec. Center from 7–9 p.m. If you want more information about our group please contact:

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Wooly Lawn Mowers

nRick Aubert, OVA Facilities Manager

You may notice some wooly lawn mowers grazing on our grounds as they do their job of keeping the grass and weeds in check. The sheep offer environmental benefits, too. Ditching the gas-powered mower reduces carbon dioxide emissions and smog. They will certainly make a lot less noise than gas-powered lawn mowers running around the grounds for hours! The need for herbicides may be reduced as well, and they may help repopulate native grasses. The use of sheep as lawn mowers is a growing trend. In Sonoma County, there are several facilities using sheep in areas that are cumbersome or too dangerous to mow. They are sure-footed and able to munch where lawn mowers don’t dare to go. As soon as the Fire Department issues the permit, the sheep will be grazing near the Community Gardens off of Stone Bridge Road and across the street along the Par Course and up behind Silver Creek Circle. They are brought to us by Living Systems Land Management LLC and will be here for approximately one week. They will be accompanied by a full-time sheepherder as well as sheep dogs. An electric fence will be installed around the area where they are grazing. For your safety, do not attempt to pet the sheep or the dogs. So, if you notice a flock of sheep in the neighborhood, happily munching away, you now know why.

Visual Aids Workshop

nBarbara Milan

WHEN: Mondays from 9–11 a.m. PLACE: West Rec. “Wow! What neat materials!” That is what a teacher from Bay City, Texas wrote on her order form. Since the inception of the Oakmont Visual Aids Workshop in 1971, over 150,000 tactile aids have been sent free of charge to educators and parents of visually and mentally impaired children throughout the world. Volunteers are always needed to help create these valuable materials. Join us any Monday at the West Rec. to see if you would like to be a part of this very important group. For more information call me at 538-5321.

Attorney Opens Office in Oakmont

nStaff Report

Attorney Edward Bernard has opened law offices in Oakmont, which had no other law practices prior to his arrival in May. He emphasizes estate and probate matters. Bernard’s offices are in the Umpqua Bank building on Oakmont Drive. A Santa Rosa resident for more than 20 years, he has practiced law for 25 years and is licensed in California and in Nevada. He was practicing from his home before opting for an office setting. “My age is generally a little bit different from Oakmonters, but not that much,” he said. “I like helping people and dealing with family matters. I do hands-on work with clients.” His slogan is “Where your legal needs are as individual as you are.”


nJackie McDonald

On June 1 and 8 Sandy White will bring playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s play, Things We Do For Love, to Playreaders. Ayckbourn was a prolific English playwright who wrote and produced 73 plays between 1973 and 2009. The people living on three different levels of a house have misconceptions about each other and about themselves. Barbara, on the first floor, owns the building and is working as a secretary for Marcus; Gilbert, the renter in the basement, has a crush on Barbara; Nikki, a friend of Barbara’s, and Hamish, her fiancé, live upstairs. These characters, including Barbara’s boss, Marcus, have an ill-fated party at which havoc takes place. To see how it all works out, you’ll have to visit Playeaders. Readers are Honora Clemens, Joyce O’Connor, Mike Strenski, and Ron and Sandy White.

Wii Bowling Oakmont Lanes nTerry Leuthner, President, and Sugar Carlton, Vice President

Oakmont Lanes Bowling Club is a Bowling League consisting of four-person teams that utilize Nintendo Wii to simulate the experience of bowling without the weight of a bowling ball. Any resident who has the ability of holding a small remote control in their hand while swinging their arm as if they were throwing a bowling ball will be able to join. Anyone interested in joining our club, either as a team bowler or substitute, please call Terry at 5389177 or Sugar at 539-6295, or stop by the West Rec. Center on Tuesdays from 1:30–4:30 p.m. to see us in action (no bowling fourth Tuesdays). See www. for club information and Summer 2015 League schedule. Bowling dates for June: June 2, 9, 16 and 30. No bowling June 23—fourth Tuesday.


On May 5 we celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a chicken enchilada casserole lunch prepared by Juan and Virgina Fuentes with salad and drinks. Thank you Juan and Virgina. We also had a Cinco de Mayo (5/5) bowling challenge where a bowler must get five strikes in a row in any game or get a score of 155 or 255 in any game to win a $5 Safeway gift card. One gift per bowler. Winners are: 1:30 PM League: Germaine Byrne, Peggy Ensley, Mariel Green, Elisabeth LaPointe, Terry Leuthner, Kathryn Miller, Sandy Osheroff, Vicki Robinson and Robin Schudel. 3:15 PM League: Mollie Atkinson, Maurine Bennett, Jan Blackburn, Sue Bowman, Scott Harris, Debbie Miller, Sandy Osheroff and Bruce Price. Juan Fuentes, 155; and Debbie Miller, 255.


Contrary to May 15 article, we will be able to use the West Recreation Center on June 2 to bowl week #5 and have a BBQ lunch from 1–2:30 p.m.

RESULTS AS OF May 12 (Week #3 of Summer League)

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1:30 PM League: first place tie, 4 Tops and Wild Turkeys; third place, Pocket Hits; fourth place, Alley Oops; fifth place tie, Wii Four and Strikers. Men’s High Games: Don Shelhart, 299; Ed Schudel, 247; Terry Leuthner, 228. Women’s High Games: Sandy Osheroff, 279; Florence Palica, 257; Peggy Ensley, 239; Robin Schudel, 239; Kathryn Miller, 233; Beverly Thompson, 224; Mariel Green, 219; Mary Knight, 213. High Game Sub: Juan Furntes, 202. 3:15 PM League: first place tie, Wii Power and Pin Heads; third place, King Pins; fourth place, Strike Outs, fifth place, High Rollers; sixth place, Strikes and Spares. Men’s High Games: Bruce Price, 244; Scott Harris, 241; Mark Attebery, 238. Women’s High Games: Maurine Bennett, 299; Helen Herbert, 246; Carolyn Mack, 246; Debbie Miller, 246; Barbara Ford, 245; Valerie Hulsey, 244; Betsy Smith, 232; Nicole Reed, 227; Diane Price, 219; Mollie Atkinson, 214; Elisabeth LaPointe, 206; Doris Ruh, 204. High Game Sub: Terry Leuthner, 237.

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The Oakmont News / June 1, 2015

Cal Alumni Club

nMark Randol

Oakmont Visual Aids Bridge Marathon Luncheon

nDorrelle Aasland


The June Saddle Club dinner will be held on Thursday, June 18. Cocktails start at 5 p.m. and a buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Menu: Roast Sirloin of Beef, grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green salad with strawberry shortcake for dessert. 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 15. Please contact Ed Low at 538-7785. The Saddle Club is located at 550 White Oak Drive.


On Sunday, June 28, the fabulous singers and dancers of Transcendence Theatre will light up the night with their magic renditions of Broadway musical numbers at Jack London State Park. Cal Alumni Club members and friends will get discounted prices on all three levels of tickets. Our prices include the fees and $5 donation to the park. To learn about VIP, Premier and General Admission tickets go to Here you will also find information on how anyone with a walking issue will be provided assistance. Based on last year’s attendance, most nights at “Broadway Under the Stars” will be a sellout. Buy now and be assured of sitting with your Cal Alumni friends. The Cal Alumni Club will reserve your seats if you send in your reservation as soon as possible. We will not be able to honor reservations received after June 19 and they may be sold out before then. Tickets will be held at Will Call in your name. Tell us which level of admission ticket(s) you wish to purchase (VIP $126.50; Premier $78.50 or General $45.50) and write your check for the appropriate amount payable to the “Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont.” Mail your check to: Helen Young, 362 Singing Brook Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Transcendence Theatre is an award-winning company that will have you tapping your shoes and singing along. Come and be part of the magic! For additional information about the Cal Alumni Club, please contact Membership Chair, Bonnie Lukes, at 537-9631, or go to the club’s website: www.

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Our annual Bridge Award Luncheon was held at the Quail Inn on May 13. The event was planned by Florence Boxerman and we can thank her for such a wonderful day. We are so fortunate to have a restaurant in Oakmont with such a beautiful setting to host our lunch and afternoon of bridge. Congratulations and prizes were presented to the following winners for the 2014–15 season: Section 1, Advanced: first place, Florence Boxerman and Selma Sklar; second place, Joan McDonnell and Sharon Oswald; third place, Arlene Keenley and Susan Whitney.

Section 2, Intermediate: first place, Jan Conklin and Josie DiBenedetto; second place, Joan Bergman and Mary Mae Busse; third place, Bev Schilpp and Jean Bois. After distributing the prizes the remaining proceeds are used to benefit the Visual Aids Workshop, whose tactile aids help children all over the world. This year we were able to donate $400. It is sign-up time for next year’s marathon. Please send the sheet below to me by July 25. We welcome new members and if you don’t have a partner we will try to assign you one. Call me at 537-1518.


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

PC Users Group

nJerry Thompson

Saturday, june 20 Eric Skagerberg: Managing your Gmail Account

Eric Skagerberg is an owner of the Integral Computer Support and has been an adjunct instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College for more than 20 years. TIME: 1:30 p.m. Social, 2 p.m. Meeting WHERE: We are meeting at the East Rec.! WEBSITE:


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


If you need technical assistance with your Mac or accessories, call Ronnie Roche, 573-9649 and Stephen Henry, 542-4668. Both are Certified Apple Consultants. General questions please call me at 539-3079 or E-mail

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Send your Mac questions by E-mail to the following E-mail address: An OakMUG Mac expert will either get you an answer or will recommend someone who can.

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WHEN: Tuesday, June 23 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center

nBarbara G. Dudley


Until September 14, the PC Users Group goes on vacation for the summer. Be sure to take the longer and warmer days and enjoy the outdoors during this time.


During this OCLC summer break, you can view a list of possible classes, including class descriptions, by visiting, and then clicking on the “Oakmont Computer Learning Center” heading (link). For questions or to make suggestions for classes and instructors, call them at 538-1485 or send them an E-mail at


During this break, you still can find information on the group and its announcements on our Home page on our site. In addition, you can read timely articles about Windows-PC issues in our past newsletters, access information about past programs, find out about your board, and review Help articles and other useful information. We need you to know, as well, that we welcome comments and suggestions for this site. Please, send your insights to Webmaster Krystine at or Scribe, Barbara, at


If you live in Oakmont and want personal WindowsPC 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.


The Oakmont News / June 1, 2015

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June 27 Buddhist Meeting

Clubs Greet Newcomers

nPennijean Savage

A Shared Pledge for a More Humane Future: To Eliminate Misery from the Earth

“In the creation of peace, the heart-to-heart bonds between people awakened to the sanctity of life are even stronger than economic or political ties between nations... Lasting peace cannot be achieved without the realization of the happiness of all humanity. We will therefore strive to make the Buddhist ideal of compassion the basis of a new philosophical orientation that inspires concrete contribution to the survival and flourishing of humankind.” Daisaku Ikeda, Living Buddhism, June 2015, p. 54 You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, June 27 and learn more about the benefits of this Buddhist practice and life philosophy. WHEN: Saturday, June 27, 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 538-3369 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.

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Richard Duncan, center, and Monte Tate, far right, of the Fitness Club were among representatives of some 50 Oakmont clubs who helped newcomers to the community learn about activities and recreational opportunities here at a newcomers reception May 5 in the Berger Center. (Photo by Jackie Ryan)

Domino Lessons

nRuby Ruhling

If you would like to learn international five-up dominos or brush up on your skills, lessons will be held on Tuesday, June 9 at 10 a.m. in the CAC card room. If you have any questions, or for more information call me at 833-4402.


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1 2 3 4 5 6 8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Pickle Orientation E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (1) LW 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM LOMAA Board B 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 1:00 PM Brook Green HOA Ste 6 1:00 PM Boomers G 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 3:15 PM Ballet Revisited LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Mon Night Contract Bridge CR


10:30 AM Community Church (OCC) BC 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


10:30 AM Community Church (OCC) BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 5:00 PM Duffers Potluck UW 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


10:00 AM Emphasis on Design AR 10:30 AM Community Church (OCC) BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Communications Committee B 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (1) LW 10:00 AM Pickle Orientation E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Paint Grp AR 2:00 PM OPCUG E 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 3:15 PM Ballet Revisited LW 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Bunco Ladies Night CR


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Pickle Orientation E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (1) LW 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Fitness Club Board B 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 1:00 PM Oakmont Art Critique AR 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 3:15 PM Ballet Revisited LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Mon Night Contract Bridge CR


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Pickle Orientation E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (1) LW 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Instructed Oil Paint Grp AR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:30 PM Genealogy Club UW 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 3:15 PM Ballet Revisited LW 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Bunco Ladies Night CR

6:00 AM Special Election BC + E 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:30 AM ZUMBA Gold Int LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Edgar Cayce Study Group B 10:00 AM Landscape Imp Comm (LIC) G 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:00 AM Card Making AR 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:15 AM Tap Class Int LW 1:00 PM Sleep Apnea G 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM Baker’s Dozen Book Club B 1:00 PM Chess Drop In CR 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:00 PM Septuagenarian Group B 3:30 PM Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:15 PM Balance & Stretch LW\ 5:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM OVA Board Workshop E 3:30 PM Cafe Mortel B 4:00 PM Short Story Book Club EC 4:30 PM All the Toys Fitness LW 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM OVA Wine Tasting Class CR

8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:30 AM ZUMBA Gold Int LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Edgar Cayce Study Group B 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:00 AM SIR 92 Exec Board G 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:00 AM SIR 92 Luncheon B+G+FS 11:15 AM Tap Class Int LW 1:00 PM Chess Drop In CR 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM OLLI Committee 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:30 PM Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:15 PM Balance & Stretch LW 5:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Ballet Revisited LW 9:00 AM Tai Chi UW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:15 AM Spanish Class Int B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:00 AM Lawn Bowling Board Mtg BC 11:30 AM Lawn Bowling Brown Bag BC 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM ZUMBA Gold Introductory LW 2:00 PM Boomer Board Ste 6 2:00 PM OEPC Board B 2:30 PM ZUMBA Gold Int LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 3:30 PM Oakmont Educators Club AR 4:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:30 PM Church Choir Practice D 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR

8:30 AM Qigong LW 8:30 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Yoga - Women’s (3) LW 11:30 AM Tap Practice Beg LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Tap Practice Int LW

9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Card Making AR 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM OVH Caregiver Support B 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Bridge CR 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Tennis Club Board G 4:30 PM All the Toys Fitness LW 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM OVA Wine Tasting Class CR 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW

7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Ballet Revisited LW 9:00 AM LOMAA Workshop BC 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:15 AM Spanish Class Int B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM OCDC B 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM ZUMBA Gold Introductory LW 2:30 PM ZUMBA Gold Int LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Sunday Symposium Bd Ste 6 4:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:30 PM Church Choir Practice D 6:30 PM Rainbow Women E 6:30 PM Pinochle CR

7:45 AM Sonoma Wine Co Games CAC 8:30 AM Qigong LW 8:30 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 8:30 AM Art Association Board G 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Art Assoc Flower Class AR 10:00 AM Yoga - Women’s (3) LW 11:30 AM Tap Practice Beg LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM HICAP D 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Tap Practice Int LW

8:30 AM ZUMBA Gold Int LW 8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Volunteer Helpers (OVH) Ste 6 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Edgar Cayce Study Group B 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:15 AM Tap Class Int LW 1:00 PM Ches Drop In CR 1:00 PM OVA BoD Monthly Mtg BC 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:00 PM Septuagenarian Group B 3:30 PM Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:15 PM Balance & Stretch LW 5:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Bridge CR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:30 PM Cafe Mortel B 4:30 PM All the Toys Fitness LW 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM OVA Wine Tasting Class CR 7:00 PM Oakmont Book Group B

7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Tai Chi UW 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Ballet Revisited LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:15 AM Spanish Class Int B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM Zumba Gold Introductory LW 2:30 PM ZUMBA Gold Int LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:30 PM Church Choir Practice D 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR 7:00 PM Documentary Films E

8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:30 AM ZUMBA Gold Int LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:00 AM LRP Committee EC 10:00 AM Edgar Cayce Study Group B 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:15 AM Tap Class Int LW 1:00 PM Chess Drop In CR 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 2:00 PM iPad Sig BC 3:30 PM Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:00 PM Pleasant Vista HOA UW & West Picnic 4:15 PM Balance & Stretch LW 5:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR

9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:30 AM OVH Caregiver Support B 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 11:00 AM SIR 53 E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 1:30 PM Lawn Bowling CAC 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 4:30 PM All the Toys Fitness LW 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW 7:00 PM OVA Wine Tasting Class CR








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10:00 AM Emphasis on Design AR 10:30 AM Community Church (OCC) BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (1) LW 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Pickle Orientation E Tennis Ct #4 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 3:15 PM Ballet Revisited LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC

8:30 AM ZUMBA Gold Int LW 8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:00 AM Edgar Cayce Study Group B 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:15 AM Tap Class Int LW 1:00 PM Chess Drop In CR 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:30 PM Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:00 PM Grandparents Club Ste 6 4:15 PM Balance & Stretch LW 5:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR



7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Tai Chi UW 9:00 AM Ballet Revisited LW 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:15 AM Spanish Class Int B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM Zumba Gold Introductory LW 2:00 PM Finance Committee B 2:30 PM ZUMBA Gold Intermediate LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:30 PM Pinochle CR 6:30 PM Church Choir Practice D 7:00 PM Democratic Club E



8:30 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 8:30 AM Qigong LW 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Yoga - Women’s (3) LW 11:30 AM Tap Practice Beg LW 11:30 AM Oakmont Book Group West Picnic 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Tap Practice Int LW


8:30 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 8:30 AM Qigong LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (3) LW 10:00 AM Art Assoc Flower Class AR 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 11:30 AM Tap Practice Beg LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM HICAP D 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Tap Practice Int LW 5:30 PM Lawn Bowling E

7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Goodwill Donations BC Lot 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 5:00 PM OTC SWAYT GALA UW 6:00 PM OVA Swing Band Night BC


7:45 AM Sonoma Wine Co Games CAC 7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 4:00 PM Sha-Boom Events Club BC


7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Emphasis on Design AR 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 11:00 AM Boomers BC 1:00 PM Parkinson’s Support Group B 1:00 PM Rainbow Women West Picnic 1:30 PM OakMUG E


7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Emphasis on Design AR 10:30 AM Meditation B 4:00 PM Lawn Bowling CAC 4:00 PM Lawn Bowling CR

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


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OVA-Sponsored Events nMarsha Zolkover

New OVA-Sponsored Classes

Wine 101: Swirl, Sniff and Sip

You’ll learn how to swirl, sniff and sip like a pro! This is a pre-requisite class for enrolling into Wine 102 class. For the beginner who is just looking to get their feet wet in wine, this one-night class is just the ticket! This class will cover the basic fundamentals of wine, wine making and production process. You’ll develop a newfound admiration for wine, and leave with a better understanding of wine and how to correctly enjoy it. Please bring three matching wine glasses to class. WHEN: Wednesday, June 3 TIME: 7–9 p.m. LOCATION: CAC, Card Room COST: $20 registration fee; please bring your check to the OVA Office made out to Mark DeVincenzi

looked in most wine tastings. This is a very interactive class with a lot of participation on your part. Blind tasting a wine, you’ll learn to break out of the misconception that price and brand names influence your perception of the wine. You’ll study the different components of a wine’s aroma, appearance and flavors. This fun class will level the playing field between the novice and the pros and you’ll all work together as we pick out the one winner based solely on taste. Your instructor is Mark DeVincenzi, a certified wine educator and sommelier. Each student must bring five wine glasses to each class. Class size is small, so register early in the OVA Office. WHEN: Wednesdays, June 10—July 15 TIME: 7–9 p.m. LOCATION: CAC, Card Room COST: $80 Registration fee; please bring your check to the OVA Office made out to Mark DeVincenzi

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nSusan Lynn

OVA Swing Band Night


“Do you ever wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it?”—Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby

nMarsha Zolkower

Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story

Saturday, June 6, 6-9 PM Berger Center Tickets $15 in advance

Join us for an incredible evening of music and dancing with the Moonlighters, a full swing dance band with vocals. Bring your favorite treats and libations to this spectacular event and dance until your drop! This event will surely sell out, so get your tickets early! Stop by the OVA Office to purchase these hot tickets.


nBarbara Powell


WHERE: Lake Sonoma fish hatcheries, picnic, and Sharpsteen Museum WHEN: Thursday, June 25 TIME: Leaving Berger 8:15 a.m.; returning about 4:30 p.m. PRICE: $51 includes bus, driver trip, picnic area, lunch and Sharpsteen donation DEADLINE: June 20 LIMIT: 40 people Our first destination will be fish hatcheries at Lake Sonoma. The state of the art facility was built to mitigate the loss of spawning habitat for steelhead trout and salmon due to the construction of Warm Springs Dam. Each year the hatchery produces 500,000 Steelhead and is the core of an intensive recovery effort for Federally Endangered Coho Salmon in the Russian River watershed. Just behind the hatchery is a fish ladder that allows the fish to climb 37’ in elevation from Dry Creek to the hatchery. After our tour of the fish hatchery, we will have some time to explore the Lake Sonoma Visitor’s Center. Lunch will be a picnic at nearby Warm Springs Recreation Area in a reserved covered group shelter. The Oakmont Deli will provide a selection of turkey, ham, roast beef, tuna salad, chicken salad, and veggie sandwiches with potato salad, pasta salad, chips, cookies and sodas. After lunch, we’ll head up to Calistoga to visit the Sharpsteen Museum. The museum presents the history of the upper Napa Valley from its pre-history to post WWI with emphasis on the people and changes brought by the period of US emigration. Ben Sharpsteen’s founder’s room includes memorabilia from his career as an Academy Award winning animator for Walt Disney, his antique auto hobby and family history. Please make your check out to Oakmont Walkers and mail your check to Barbara Powell, 7466 Oak Leaf Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. You may also drop your check into the Walkers folder in the OVA office, or in my garage mail slot. My E-mail address is, text or phone (714) 309-1987 (9 a.m.–5 p.m.). Note: seating on the bus is determined by when your check is received. If you wish to sit with someone on the bus, please submit the necessary check(s) in the same envelope. The Walkers Club puts on one event each month: nine bus trips each year to various places in the Bay area, an annual meeting in January, a picnic in August, and a Harvest Dinner in November. Walker dues are $5 per calendar year. There is a one-time fee for a Walker name badge: $6 for a pin-type or $8 for a magnet-type. Our club’s website is

TIME: 5:30–9:30 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. PRICE: $15 per member/guest (one guest per member) BRING: Cash for the food trucks, BYOB

With summer just weeks away, we’re so excited that the fabulous Poyntlyss Sistars Rockin’ Show Band will be here to help us kick off the season. Celebrate the solstice by dancing to your favorites from every decade. The glitz and glamour will have you clamoring for more. Forrest Fire BBQ, Fish on Chips and Loncheria Food Trucks will be open to all of Oakmont, so everyone can join in the fun. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a Crumb Hither Gourmet Cupcake! This event is open to club members only, so if you haven’t joined yet, do it now. The fastest and easiest way is to sign up online. Just go to www. and follow the prompts. Annual dues are still only $10 per person. If you have any problem with the website or PayPal, contact for assistance. WHEN: Saturday, June 20 WHERE: Berger Center

Reminder: There will not be a monthly social in July, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing to do on the third Thursday of the month. Join us for Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story at the 6th Street Playhouse. We’ll be making plans for a pre-show dinner at several downtown restaurants, so watch this space for more information in upcoming issues. Order tickets at, and don’t forget to ask for the senior rate! WHEN: Thursday, July 16 WHERE: 6th Street Playhouse, 52 West 6th Street COST: $25 for seniors

Also in July

St. Francis Winery’s free summer movie series begins on July 9 with Sleepless in Seattle. Check out the full schedule at events-weddings/upcoming-events/summerfilms/.

Save the date

August 15 will be “A Hard Day’s Night.” The Beatles Flashback Band and food trucks will be back at the Berger Center, so mark your calendars.


Cost is $15 per member and non-member guest. Limit of one non-member guest per member. The two options you have to register for seating for this event are: 1. Reserved table for eight: reservation must be accompanied by full payment of $120. The names of all the people sitting at the table must be listed. Please be sure to include a party name for your table–e.g., Smith Party

Individual names_______________________________________________________________________________ Party name_______________________________________________________ Amount enclosed_____________ 2. Unreserved seating: there will be several unreserved tables available. If you chose unreserved seating and wish to sit with friends, you should plan to arrive together when the doors open at 5 p.m. Full payment must accompany registration. Name_________________________________________________________________________________________ Amount enclosed_____________ The deadline for reservations is 3 p.m. Monday, June 15, but we usually sell out early, so don’t delay. You may also register and pay online@ If you have questions, contact events@

nJeff Davis

Kiwanis Club of Oakmont


Since 1990 the Kiwanis Club of Oakmont has been serving their delicious Pancake Breakfast on the second Saturday of June. Tender secret-formula pancakes, eggs, sausage, tea and coffee abound from 8 a.m. to 12 noon for the nominal fee of $8 per person ($4 for ages 12 and under). The venue is the roomy patio and activity room at Oakmont Gardens. You can obtain tickets from any Kiwanis member, at First Community and Umpqua Banks and also at the door. Organizer Rafaella Morillas, 483-8484, can provide additional details or make contacts for tickets. By means of this event, Oakmont Kiwanis is raising funds for the Kiwanis Club of Oakmont Foundation, a federally- and state-recognized 501c(3) organization that donates to a number of community projects centered on helping children and their families. A particularly

important project this year is the “Eliminate” Project in which Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined to eliminate the agonizing deaths of babies and mothers due to maternal and neonatal Tetanus. Kiwanis members also volunteer hours of their time to help personally on these projects including to service and leadership groups at nearby high schools, middle schools and elementary schools. If you are interested in making a donation contact Bill Hewes, 623-9564 or go to See you with your friends and neighbors at the Pancake Breakfast on June 13. WHEN: Saturday, June 13 TIME: 8 a.m. to 12 noon WHERE: Oakmont Gardens TICKETS: $8 per person, $4 12 and under. Tickets are available at 1st Community Bank. Sonoma Bank, at the door and at www.


The Oakmont News / June 1, 2015

Summertime Is Bridge Time!

nKate Hill

REMEMBER the TWO ‘D’s: DEFENSE and DECLARER PLAY Intermediate Class Starts June 5

The newest Friday morning bridge series begins on June 5, at the Card Room in the Central Activities Center. It’s a nine-week course on Friday mornings from 9:30–11:30 a.m. Cost is $110 for the entire series. Drop-ins are also welcome ($15 per session), and no partner is necessary. Students may enroll, individually or with a partner, at the first class meeting on Friday, June 5 at 9:15 a.m. The last class will be on July 31, 2—all Fridays in June and July. The two D’s are Defense and Declarer Play. When we take them to the next level, they’ll be “deadly” and “dynamite!” If you feel you could take more tricks if you had better focus and organization, we will train you to organize your declarer play. If you are “zoning out” during the defense of a hand, we’ll teach you how to sharpen your wits, and stay alert as you await partners discards —the “smoke signals” that may make the difference between setting a contract and allowing it to make. You are defending half the time— make it meaningful and interesting! This class is also a fit if you just want a place to get back into bridge after some time away, and you are looking for a friendly and zero-intimidation setting. The class will be taught by me. I have taught bridge in the Santa Rosa area for ten years, and am an ACBL-certified instructor, director, and Gold Life Master. The focus of our lessons will be on the fun and camaraderie of the world’s greatest card game. We’ll hone our skills and strive for our personal best while enjoying the companionship of partner and foes alike. We never forget that bridge is about play! Contact me with questions at kate.hill@sbcglobal. net or 545-3664.

nBarbara Arnold

Oakmont Educators Club

“Charter Schools and How They Have Evolved” was the topic of our May 7 meeting. Matt Reno and Michael Herfurth, administrators in the Rincon Valley Union School District, were our guest presenters. We were also able to discuss Common Core questions with them. Many of us retired before these programs began. A special thank-you to Paula Scull for providing cookies as our treat! The topic for our June meeting is “Life After School.” We will discuss our current interests and

how our time is spent since retirement. Please join us and think about what you do for fun and pleasure. This is a chance to get to know each other better. DATE: Thursday, June 4 TIME: 3:30–5 p.m. PLACE: Art Room, Central Activities CONTACT: Barbara Arnold, 833-2095 There will be no meeting in July or August. We will begin again the first Thursday in September, Sept. 3. The agenda is open for suggestions. Mark your calendar!

Tennis Club

nDiane Linneball and Stephanie Wrightson


Club members are invited to participate in the June 6 Oakmont Open. To sign up, contact Sumner Johnson (; 539-3758) or sign up on the OTC bulletin board by June 2. Provide your name, phone number and skill level (A, B or C). Meet at the West Courts on June 6, 8 a.m. where light refreshments will be served (play at East and West Courts). If you’re not playing, come out to cheer on your friends.


The deadline for the S.W.A.T. Gala registration has passed. But if you signed up, get ready to party on June 6, 5 p.m., West Rec. We’re serving everyone’s favorite Secret Family Recipe (fried chicken, coleslaw, biscuits). Bring a bottle of wine to trade (yes, trade). And, we’ll be auctioning a case of wine. Dress code: Kentucky Derby. No high heels—bring your non-scuff dancing (tennis) shoes. We’ll be crankin’ up the tunes and dancin’ off the calories. If interested in donating a dessert—feel free.

Vince Taylor and John Burchard


East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Dr. Sunday, 10:30 AM–12 noon / $3 Donation / nJim Brewer

June 7: World Water Worries By Sylvia Lee

California’s drought may be getting most of the attention right now, but it is part of a much larger concern. The world’s water supply is fast becoming one of the most important issues of the 21st century.

June 14: Taking A Cue From Nature By Karen Frindell Teuscher

It appears nature has the upper hand when it comes to producing useful materials that are lighter, stronger, more environmentally friendly and less energetically expensive than their manmade counterparts. Karen Findell Tauscher, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Santa Rosa Junior College, will discuss the chemistry behind several of these mysterious and wonderful natural substances, and check in with the progress humans have made in imitating them. A weekly series offering informative and enlightening presentations on a wide range of topics. Audio, and sometimes video recordings of the lectures are posted online at the Symposium website Presentation DVD’s are available in the Oakmont Library. Want E-mail reminders? Tell us at

Check out the June 15 issue of the Oakmont News for details about the July 11 OTC Team Tennis Event. The OTC barbeque follows at 1 p.m., West Picnic Area. Start tweaking your favorite BBQ sauce recipe for the competition and bragging rights.


It started out cool and overcast. But, by the fifth round and in time for lunch, the sun broke through. A glorious morning! Tennis Events Director, Sumner Johnson, sent a group over to the East Courts and stayed on the West Courts to pair up new teams with each of the five quick rounds of tennis. High scorers were Alice Chen with 22 points, Janet Nogara and Fritz Spotleson with 19 points each and John Burchard and Charles Gresalfi with 18 points each. We want to be on Alice’s team—wasn’t she in the playoffs or on the winning team of most events last year?

Oliva Kinzler, Michael and Alice Chen, and Herb Brasche

Our hot dog and chili lunch on the West patio was enjoyed by all. Thanks to Doug and Dorothy Smith who took the hot dogs home to grill when we couldn’t get our grill lit. They literally “saved our bacon.” Photos are posted to the OTC website:


For $20/year, you get advance registration for social events at a lower cost, free tennis tournaments, free novice and intermediate-level tennis lessons, three ball machines, opportunities to play in external leagues, spontaneous gatherings and the company of friendly folks. Please complete this coupon and put it with your check to OTC in the Tennis Club folder near the front counter in the OVA Office. Or mail to Paula Lewis, 6570 Stonecroft Terrace. Number of members at $20 each: ______________ Check enclosed: $_____________ Name (print clearly): ___________________________________________________________________________ Signature (if agree to roster inclusion): ___________________________________________ Date: ___________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: _________________________ E-mail (print clearly): ___________________________________________


The Oakmont News / June 1, 2015

Lawn Bowling

nGreg Goodwin

A new policy is in effect limiting the length of each club’s columns appearing in the Oakmont News. So, I’ll have to write in 78 instead of 33⅓ (only seniors will understand). The upcoming Senior Games are taking place on Friday, June 12 and continuing with playoffs on Saturday, June 13. The Oakmont Lawn Bowling Club is hosting the bowling matches which will have 18 teams participating. This is the first time the Sonoma Wine County games, in association with the Council on Aging, will include Lawn Bowling. We are excited and invite all Oakmonters to stop by the bowling green to cheer for the home teams and find out why Lawn Bowling has been enjoyed here in Oakmont for 50 years. Any lastminute questions or club members finding themselves available to help, contact Kathleen Connelly at or call her at 537-8638.


President Phil Bowman called the May 7 meeting to order at 11:15 a.m. Twenty-five club members attended this special brown bag meeting to vote on the revised bylaws and listen to reports on other club matters. Phil opened the floor for discussion regarding the proposed bylaws. Sue Hattendorf raised concern over the annual dues payment schedule and suggested an amendment to revise the wording. Joy Ryan had concerns over the wording involving membership and training. Joy asked for rewording to clarify her issues.

Past President Bill Livingston raised attention to several matters of club importance. Bill expressed wording and meaning issues regarding the code of conduct policy, cell phone usage, staggered tenures of board members and members right of appeal to board actions. Kathleen Connelly suggested postponing the vote pending writing of amendments. Other members had comments before the vote took place. The revised by-laws passed with 22 ayes and 3 opposed pending agreed upon amendments. Other business included updates on improving the grass, tree limb removal, senior games promotion and reports on the 50th Anniversary events. The meeting adjourned at 12:10 p.m.


This is it! The 50th Anniversary Cocktail Party (Friday, June 26) will most likely be the only club social event of the year other than the Christmas Gala. So, don’t hesitate any longer. It’s time to show how much you enjoy the company of the other club members and the importance of building friendships off the green by attending this special event. Lots of hard work has gone into making this party fun for everyone. Fifty years of Lawn Bowling is an accomplishment that needs to be recognized. I’m proud to be part of this celebration and I’m sure you will be also. Please fill out the form below and put it along with your check made out to OLBC in the Lawn Bowling folder at the OVA Office by Friday, June 19.

“WHERE WERE YOU IN 1965?” COCKTAIL PARTY FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 5–8 PM, EAST REC. CENTER Name/s_______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone_________________________________ E-mail_________________________________________________ Number of guests at $22.50 _________ Number of guests at $25 _________ Total enclosed ______________________

nJoan Palma

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 26 and goes through Friday, July 31. Here is our tentative schedule. Sunday, July 26: Welcome Party/Carnival Monday, July 27: Fun for the Little Ones Monday, July 27: Coin Toss Monday, July 27: Bingo Tuesday, July 28: One Day of Tennis Tuesday, July 28: Quilting Tuesday, July 28: WII Bowling Tues.–Fri., July 28–31: Four-Day Tennis Clinic Wednesday, July 29: Making Puppets Wednesday, July 29: Table Tennis Wednesday, July 29: Family Fun Pizza Party

Thursday, July 30: Robotics Friday, July 31: Bocce Ball Friday, July 31: Making Noodles 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. 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________________________________________________________________________________________ Mailing address:_______________________________________________________________________________ Phone number___________________________ E-mail _______________________________________________ Please fill in this form and include a check or cash in the amount of $10 payable to Grandparents’ Club. Thank you!

It’s time to party!

Garden Club

nPeggy Dombeck


“I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a row of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green.”— Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mosses from an Old Manse


We will tour another five lovely Oakmont gardens. Reservations are required and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Jean Whitridge at jean@ to reserve your spot. Deadline for sign-up is June 11. WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, June 16, 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, we start promptly.


• Stake or place wire cages over tomato plants to support the vining stems. Feed the plants with a lownitrogen fertilizer when the fruit starts to develop (too much nitrogen encourages rampant 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. • Keep planting vegetables. There’s still time to get beans, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash and tomatoes in the ground. These warm-season plants grow well as soil heats up. • Continue to fertilize roses and other heavy feeders. Water thoroughly before applying any kind of fertilizer and water again afterward if using a granular type. If you have amended your soil with compost and are using an organic fertilizer, you do not need to do much else at this point. • Dead-head roses as the first round of blooms finishes. Cut blossoms for bouquets early in the morning and get them into deep, warmish water quickly—the stems will take up the water and remain fresh longer in the vase.


The Oakmont News / June 1, 2015

Fitness Club

nJohn Phillips, Personal Trainer

More Reasons for Exercising

We all know that there are many great reasons for exercise, yet for some reason there are still those out there who just don’t seem to get it. So I thought I would share with you some additional reasons why you should exercise and if you have someone in your life who still is not willing to make the commitment to a better lifestyle, let them read it. Maybe something will give them that “Ah huh” moment and make the change for a better life. The following is from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in the United Kingdom and is a tabulation of many studies that determined that exercise as a miracle cure: • 31% reduction in cardiac mortality; • 90% improvement in self-esteem and well being (from outdoor activity); • 25%–53% reduction in pain symptoms among osteoarthritis patients; • 57% lower rate of prostate cancer progression; • At least 10 mm Hg drop in blood pressure among 31% of patients; • 50%–80% reduction of risk of developing type 2 diabetes; • 30%–50% reduction in risk of falls among older adults; • 30% lower all-cause mortality rate; • 45% reduction in risk of bowel cancer. I would think that any number of these reasons should be good enough to try and find some type of exercise that you can enjoy. Oakmont offers so many different activities that there should be something that fits your ability and interests, even if it is just a simple thing as taking a walk once a day, you can always build up from there. If you would like to see the full report, visit If you have any questions on how to get started, simply come by the Fitness Center at the Central Building and ask for me and I will be more than happy to help you get started, or by E-mail at wkuout2@aol. com. I look forward to seeing you all at the Fitness Center.

Lap Swim Club

nNancy Crosby

One of the nicest perks about retirement is not having to be on a set schedule anymore. We end up at the pool at varying hours on various days. We have yet to figure out why the pools are sometimes crowded, and other times empty, seemingly on the same days and times. The important thing to remember is that there is room for everyone. Have you checked the bulletin board at the East pool? There is posted a suggested lane usage, and a protocol for the sharing of lanes. On those occasions that the lanes are all in use, please ask a swimmer for permission to share rather than leave. And if you notice someone is waiting, offer to share your lane until one becomes available. Often a lane opens within 10–15 minutes. Since we’re coming up on warmer weather and still down by one pool, take the first step in accommodating fellow lap swimmers. Thanks! To gain access to our website and have a voice in the decisions regarding the Oakmont pools, send an E-mail to

nBetsy Smith

Cardio Fitness Aerobics Class

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, ongoing. Join any time. First class is free. No class on Tuesday, June 2 or Thursday, June 4 TIME: Tuesdays 5:30–6:30 p.m., Thursdays 4:30–5:30 p.m. WHERE: Class is held at West Rec. Center COST: $6 per class or $40 for eight classes INFO: Please bring a mat, weights, and water if you have them. We have equipment if you do not have any, so come on down! INSTRUCTOR: Betsy Smith, 321-2105 (cell), bsmith@ Fun, aerobics and friendship are what you can expect by coming to the late afternoon aerobics class. The class is ongoing and you can 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 for more information. Bring your friends! See you in class!

Balance and Strength Class

WHEN: Wednesdays. Join any time. First class is free! TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. WHERE: Class is held at the West Rec. Center COST: $6 per class or four classes for $20 INFO: Please bring water, mat, weights and balls if you have them. We have equipment to share, so come on by! INSTRUCTOR: Betsy Smith, 321-2105 (cell) Better balance and strength are the goals of this class. Start to reach these goals by joining Balance and Strength (All the Toys) class. You can join at any time! Using equipment such as weights, bands, small and large balls and simple moves, we emphasize balance and work on strength. Any fitness level is welcome. You work from your base of strength. Catchy music and meeting new friends are some of the features of this class. Bring yourself, water, mat, weights and a ball if you have them. We do have equipment to share if you do not have any of your own, so please come and exercise with us!

Saturday Morning Meditation nSheila Madden, Facilitator

Join a drop-in group of 20–25 meditators, which has been meeting every Saturday morning promptly at 10:30 a.m. 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 37 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-to’s of sitting. LOCATION: Central Activities Center, Room B NOTE: Tuesday afternoon meditation has been restored. If you would like to join a group of 8–10 people who simply sit together in silence for 40 minutes, come to the Art Room in the Central Activities Center, from 4–4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Oakmont Health Initiative Free Fitness Classes

nTeresa Woodrum

Mondays, wednesdays and fridays 9–10 AM, Berger Center

During June, July and August all classes will be held at the Berger Center. YMCA Healthy Living: An exciting rotation of instructors from YMCA Healthy Living. Please welcome Friday’s new YMCA instructor. This class focuses on the basics—breathing, posture, flexibility, stretch. This Friday class is appropriate for healthy adults who are just beginning or returning to exercise after an extended period of time. Equipment: The most important thing to bring to class is probably the party attitude. You are here to relax and have fun, really enjoy yourself, to move, to listena nd feel the music and have a good time. Nonskid yoga mats, Therabands (available in class for $5), athletic shoes that are supportive but not too grippy, water bottle and hand towel (which can double as a cushion for your knees or roll to fit nicely under your neck as a cervical support). For more details on classes and instructors, please visit the Oakmont Health Initiative website: https:// home.

Word to the wise

A fall may cause serious injury. If you are new to exercise, keep your steps very small, do not cross your feet and bend your knees to keep your center of gravity low. Be careful dear ones. Choose the entry level that is right for you, and then watch the improvement. YMCA’s Monday and Wednesday classes are designed for active adults. Friday Free Fitness class is a gentle stretch, body conditioning and balance class and a nice place to begin your exercise program. All Free Fitness Classes are too large to accommodate those who need special supervision. We recommend you to start with a smaller paid class or personal trainer. Please check with your doctor prior to beginning this or any exercise regimen.

You Can Be Healthy and Enjoy Delicious Foods Too

WHAT: Meet and Greet Nutrition Consultant WHEN: Friday, June 5 at 10 a.m.] WHERE: Berger Center (right after exercise class) Healthy snacks will be served and recipes shared. Jenny Helman is a Holistic Nutrition Consultant in private practice (Healdsburg Nutrition) in Healdsburg. She now provides advice on nutrition to help people be well through individualized programs.

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The Oakmont News / June 1, 2015

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

Tai Chi is like swimming in air according to the Chinese practitioners of this ancient slow exercise. The movements are gentle and relaxed yet powerful and stress reducing. Anyone will benefit from this class which improves breathing and balance. Do join us at the Upper West Rec. Center on Thursdays from 9–10 a.m. for a five-week workshop. Tuition is $75 for the five classes which do not have to be consecutive. Start any time by pre-registering with me by phone at 318-5284. I am looking forward to introducing you to this wonderful low impact movement which will increase your agility and stamina.

nLynn Seng, Instructor

now there are two ZUMBA speeds

Débutant: Thursdays 1–2:15 p.m. For the beginner or the person who is returning to exercise after an injury or illness, who wants to learn dance steps and routines more slowly, who wants to build up stamina, muscle strength, and balance, or all of the above! Avancé: Tuesdays 8:30–9:45a.m., Thursdays 1:00– 2:15 p.m. For the experienced exercise dancer who has been taking the class, has recently done similar dance exercise elsewhere, or has been doing aerobic exercise on a regular basis. All classes are in the dance studio, Lower West Rec. Center. The first two classes are free. Classes are $10 per week or discounted at five weeks for $40 or 10 weeks for $60, with no expiration. Come check it out. What do you have to lose? Feel free to E-mail me with questions:

Zentangle™ Art Classes

nBetsy Smith

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


Monday, June 8: Using Bijou tiles (2” tiles) to monotangle and create a collage Monday, June 22: Creating on white Zendalas (round tiles) TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. WHERE: Central Activity Center Art Room COST: $8 per class INFO: All supplies provided. Be sure to register before class starts to have a space. Call me at 321-2105 (cell), or E-mail

Water Fitness nCathy Rapp

The weather’s beautiful and the water’s warm. If you’ve been toying with the idea of jumping in, feel free to observe a session or two. You can always try the class once or twice. The class sizes are small right now, so it’s a perfect time for more individualized instruction. Don’t worry about equipment—you can borrow some of the extra buoys and a noodle until you decide that water aerobics is the fitness activity for you. Then, you can purchase the size and style that you prefer. Water aerobics classes are being held at the Central Pool for the next few months while the West Pool is under construction. To add your name to the water aerobics E-mail list and receive news about classes, cancellations in case of rain (really?) or pool closures and our return to the West Pool, contact me at 5379281 or

spring 2015 water aerobics schedule Central Pool until west rec. remodel is complete

Equipment: Noodles and buoys are not provided, however, a limited selection of donated equipment is available for use. Free Classes through SRJC: Note: these classes run on the college calendar with breaks between sessions. Participants may decide to continue the classes during the break on a fee basis. Monday: 10 a.m.—Instructor Mary Wednesday: 10 a.m.—Instructor Mary Friday: 9:45 a.m.—Instructor Julie (beginning June 19) Classes with a fee or free using a CD/boom box: Monday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5) Tuesday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5) Wednesday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5) Thursday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($5) Friday: 8:30 a.m.—Boom box (no fee); 9:45 a.m.—Instructor Julie ($5) through June 12

American Mah Jongg Club

nMarie Haverson

We thank you for your continued support and making this such a fun club!

Attention all Oakmont residents of all ages

If you don’t mind getting out of the house for a few hours on the first and third Monday of every month, if you don’t mind meeting new friends and having a great time in the process, then American Mah Jongg Club is the club for you! Our next Mah Jongg meeting will be on June 1. We meet on the first and the third Monday of every month. Check-in time is 12:30 p.m., games start at 1 p.m. until approx. 3:30 p.m. at the East Rec. Center. Dues are $1 per meeting. The money is used for club parties and expenses as needed. We still have some openings for experienced players only at this time. For more information please contact me by calling at 539-6666 or E-mail to haversonm@ We have a great bunch of Mah Jongg players. You will have a great time and meet some fun people. So call or E-mail today. Look forward to hearing from you.

SIR Branch #92

nGreg Carpenter

At our Annual Wives’ Luncheon on June 9 the speaker will be Laurie Jacobson, who is an authority on Hollywood personalities and a published author. She will be telling some of the inside stories on celebrities and some of her personal experiences while living and working in Hollywood. It is imperative that you get your reservation in A.S.A.P., c/o Pierre Laberge. Join in on all the fun! Our meetings and lunches are on every second Tuesday of the month, at the Berger Center. Anyone interested in joining contact me at 539-3686.

Oakmont Community Church nLaurie Hartmann, Director of Worship and Arts

Who we are

We are a Christian fellowship assisting and supporting mature adults living out their spiritual faith, being made whole by the Word of God in loving community. You are warmly invited to Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. in the Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive.

The sermon series

Isaiah 40—66: “The glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”

Sunday, June 7

As we bring one sermon series to a close and become ready to begin another, we respond with joyous praise with bluegrass-gospel music. Come join Debbie Knapp, Rob DeWitt, Julie Miller, Sylvan Eidelman, Dave Tracy and me as we sing and play the spiritual root music of faith born in this country.

Sunday, June 14

Greg Fauss will begin unfolding the rich and poetic text of Isaiah. Debbie Knapp will be playing piano.

Sufi Meditation Circle

nJoAnn Halima Haymaker

Internationally-known Sufi Master, Dr. Ali Kianfar, will speak in Oakmont as a guest of the Sufi Meditation Circle. WHEN: Wednesday, June 10, 7 p.m. PLACE: At my residence, 147 White Oak Drive— open to men and women RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Call 537-1275, space is limited His Holiness, Shah Nazar Seyed Ali Kianfar, Ph.D., is co-director of the International Association of Sufism, a non-profit organization and UN NGO headquartered in Novato, California. Dr. Kianfar is an Islamic scholar and a Sufi Master who has been a leader of Sufi gatherings and a spiritual guide in many countries for over 40 years. His talk will provide a valuable resource for people of all religious and spiritual traditions who are seeking to deepen and enrich their own spiritual practice and understanding. For more information see The Women’s Meditation Circle will meet on Wednesday, June 3, at 11 a.m., as usual at my residence. It is helpful if you can let me know if you are coming, by calling 537-1275. “I have been given a glass that has the fountain of the sun inside.”—Rumi


The Oakmont News / June 1, 2015

Single Boomers Social Club

nSusan Ramsey

to picnic and visit. Be sure to open up your Evite for all the details.


If you’re interested in joining us, please fill out the application form and drop off your $12 check to the designated SBSC folder located at the OVA Office. Please be sure to include your E-mail address so that you will receive all information of upcoming events.

Single Bomers Social club membership FORM

Jim Ptak and Penny Gotzmer check out the Ring Toss Contest

Please complete this form and return it to the OVA SBSC Folder along with your check to Single Boomers Social Club (SBSC), in the amount of $12. Please print. Name: ____________________________________________________________________ Date:_______________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail: ____________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________ By signing below, I agree to review, accept and abide by the SBSC bylaws (copies available in SBSC folder).

Signature: _____________________________________________________________________________________

Sal Colombo gives Bocce instructions to Laurel King, Lisa Berman and Elaine Bennett

Thanks to all of you who made it to our Bocce Barbecue! It was a beautiful day. We had delicious food cooked to perfection by Sal, and a wonderful opportunity to try out the beautiful Oakmont bocce courts.

June 5: Funky Friday at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Our next event is Funky Friday, June 5 at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park with music by Second Line—a New Orleans-influenced Funk Band. Car-pooling is requested. We would like to meet at the park before the show

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Oakmont Democratic Club

nMalcolm Rodman

The Hidden-in-Plain-Sight Life of an Immigrant in Sonoma County

On the evening of Wednesday, June 25, the Oakmont Democratic Club (ODC) invites all Oakmont residents and their friends to join us in the East Recreation Center for an eye-opening evening learning about “The Hiddenin-Plain-Sight Life of an Immigrant in Sonoma County.” The program begins with a social half-hour at 7 p.m., followed by the program and Q&A, adjourning by 9 p.m. Speakers will include representatives from local service organizations such as Catholic Charities and La Luz, as well as information about county initiatives such as Health Action and the Portrait of Sonoma. After the presentation, a panel of service providers and those who have navigated the immigration system will discuss how to strengthen the safety net for immigrants in our county. Registered democrats who wish to join or renew membership in ODC will find volunteers on hand to accept the $5 annual dues. Voter registration forms will also be available. Residents are invited to E-mail questions for the panelists in advance, to

Monday, June 8th 1:30 p.m. The Oakmont Golf Club Quail Inn - California Quail Room Dr. Marquez

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Photo by Carol Simowitz

The Aging Eye: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What You Can Do About It.

Join Us! Speaking on:

“This Educational Series Topic will be about The Aging Eye: What You Can Do About It.” PRESENTER:

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When: Monday, June 15, 2015 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Free Educational Series for Seniors


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The Oakmont News / June 1, 2015

The Pickleball Corner

nTom Kendrick

Pickleballers seem to defy father time. Terry Kueffer, 80, of Carlsbad has had two knee replacements and open heart surgery. “It’s the greatest game for fun, exercise and camaraderie,”

Kueffer says. Kirk Foster, President of the Bend, Oregon Pickleball Club, says, “Our oldest member is 85.” As far as I know, our oldest player here at Oakmont is 80. He regularly beats up on younger players (the 65-year-old whippersnappers), and he rarely loses a game. We are considering banning him. Oakmont Pickleball Club boasts some interesting folks. One of our members is a retired orthopedic surgeon. Another was a record company executive. We also have former schoolteachers, Silicon Valley execs, university professor, and a myriad of other interesting professions. Hmmm, sounds a bit like a cross-section of our entire Oakmont community!

Central Park update

The sound and visual impact studies are nearing completion, dates are being set for a community meeting,

nBarbara Bowman

people ATTIRE: Proper court attire requested. Please wear approved court shoes with non-marking soles. We have loaner paddles available. WEBSITE: NEW PLAYER ORIENTATION: Mondays 9–10 a.m. NEW PLAYER CONTACT: PJ Savage, 843-7266; E-mail: Pickleballers’ dream

opponents are petitioning residents, OVA Board members continue to cogitate, Tennis Club members want their court back, the Pickleball Club is still growing and National Guard troops are being assembled on Highway 12. Other than that, not much is happening. WHO: All Oakmont residents welcome WHERE: East Rec. Tennis Court #4 WHEN: Open Play, 10 a.m.–12 noon (when you can always get a game); 9–10 a.m. and 12–5 p.m., key required, games need to be arranged; 8–9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (quiet balls only). Courts available seven days a week WHY: Come join the fun, exercise and meet nice

Passages Evelyn M. Linane, 38-year Oakmont resident, passed away May 10. Please contact OVA resident Bev Schilpp by phone, 538-4293 or E-mail wallyschilpp1@, to publish the name and date of death of your loved one in the Oakmont News.

Movies At Oakmont WHERE: Berger Center SCREENING DAY AND TIME: Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. HOSTS: Holly Blue, Barbara Bowman, Chris Decker, Ernie Erler, Al Haggerty, Carol Haggerty and Alexis Paradisoff-Melteff NOTE: All films are shown with English subtitles when possible

Sunday, June 7, 2 pm THE JUDGE

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer (Robert Downey, Jr.) returns to his childhood home to defend his father (Robert Duvall), the town’s judge, who is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. Vera Farminga and Billy Bob Thornton also star. Fine performances by Downey and Duvall, with Duvall garnering several award nominations, including an Oscar. (2014), R (for language), 141 minutes.

Sunday, June 7, 7 pm OBSESSION

While vacationing in Italy, Michael (Cliff Robertson) spots a woman (Genevieve Bujold) bearing an eerie resemblance to his late wife who was killed 15 years ago. Blinded by grief, Michael pursues the look-alike, but winning her heart could turn out to be a dubious prize. A suspenseful psychological thriller with stylish cinematography and a beautiful romantic score. John Lithgow also stars. (1976), PG, 98 minutes.

Sunday, June 14, 2 pm BELLE

This beautifully-filmed drama is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a biracial girl born in 1761 to a British admiral father and an African mother. Raised by her great-uncle (Tom Wilkinson), Belle’s linage affords her certain privileges, but her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing afforded her cousin. Yet, she, and an idealistic vicar’s son, will help shape her great-uncle’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. (2014), PG, 105 minutes.

Sunday, June 14, 7 pm BIG NIGHT

Despite its superb cuisine, Paradise, an Italian restaurant run by the immigrant brothers Primo (Tony Shaloub) and Secondo (Stanley Tucci), verges on bankruptcy. But the siblings risk it all to save their bistro when they get the chance to cook up a feast for bandleader Louis Prima. Winning international critical acclaim, Big Night is a great food movie—and so much more. With Isabella Rossellini and Minnie Driver. (1996), R (for language), 109 minutes.

Sunday, June 21 NO FILMS SHOWN: FATHER’S DAY For Your Refrigerator/Wallet

Sunday, June 7, 2 p.m.: The Judge, (2014), R, 141 minutes. Sunday, June 7, 7 p.m.: Obsession, (1976), PG, 98 minutes. Sunday, June 14, 2 p.m.: Belle, (2014), PG, 105 minutes. Sunday, June 14, 7 p.m.: Big Night, (1996), R, 109 minutes Sunday, June 21: No films shown, Father’s Day


The Oakmont News / June 1, 2015


Best prices on Gutter Guard installation! Careful, professional, quality work. Call Alex, 707-291-0429


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



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.


Residential re-roofing, roof repairs, seamless gutters and downspouts. Professional, experienced locksmith for Quality for less. Bonded and insured, all your security needs. Senior discount. free estimates. Lic. #934256. Call 837Call today! 539-6268. Wayne Carrington, 5030 (office) or 569-4912 (cell). LCO #2411.




All trades, little fix-its and prickly puzzles. Plumbing, electrical, assemblies, gardening and pruning too! $40/hr. Helping Oakmont since 1988. Lic. #560098. Jay Williamson, 539-5217.



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


View profiles and direct hire your own caregiver in Sonoma County at www.


Speedy Service, Friendly Tutoring, complete support for PC’s, Apples and Mac’s, 300+ Oakmont customers served. John Bradford. 578-6305. $40/hour.


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


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


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.

George’s furniture repair and refinishing, antiques and caning. Oakmont references. 30 years LYN’S HOUSE/PET SITTING experience. Free estimates. Call George Reliable, caring, mature and at 987-3059. affordable. Call 539-1286 (home) or 480-1224 (cell).

Welcoming new residents since 1975. Have valuable local community information given on every visit. If you are new to Oakmont and have not had ONE WAY PLUMBING, INC. Dependable, experts serving you and a home visit, please call Charlotte at your neighbors with excellence and 538-9050. integrity for over 20 years. Licensed, bonded and insured. Senior discounts MIKE’S REPAIR available. CA Lic. #854537. Find us Plumbing, electrical, appliance, heating and air conditioning, general on the web at www.onewayplumb. net or call us at 537-1308 for all your handyman (I can fix just about plumbing needs. anything). 30 yrs. experience. Honest and reliable. Lic. #B32925. Call 536THE COMPUTER 9529, emergency—328-6635.


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

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

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

Macular Degeneration?

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.


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.


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



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


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


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


Heating season is here. Furnace check and service, $99. Expert repair, maintenance and unit replacement at low rates. 20 yrs. Experience. Call Bill, 230-0564.


Repairs done onsite or close location (24 Elaine Dr.) 15 yrs. experience. City lic. #303691. Call Ernie, owner, 573-0655.


Gavin Anderson, local Sonoma resident. 13 years experience. Senior pricing. Free estimates. Call 935-6334.


When quality and reliability count, call on us! The Valley’s Premier Painting Trees, hedges and shrubs done with an Contractor, 38 yrs. experience. Interior emphasis upon a natural look. Small and exterior painting specialist, jobs OK. Richard Garety, 833-1806. drywall repairs and textures. Licensed and insured. Call us for your Free Estimate today! 707-833-2890.



Personal assistance, driving, light housekeeping. Ten years experience. Certified Medical Assistant, excellent DMV record. $17 per hr., 3-hour minimum. Call Paula at 703-6231.


Commercial and residential. Home, office, move-outs. Full service cleaning. Call 548-9482 or E-mail marthal1041@



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


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

Huge selection of value-priced, new, used and re-conditioned golf carts for sale. Professional repairs, service. Many SENIOR CARE ASSISTANT/ years servicing our friends in Oakmont. PERSONAL ASSISTANT 584-5488. Mature, loving, compassionate, trustworthy, dependable woman, seeking FT employment. Driving to CAREGIVERS WANTED doctor’s appointments, monitoring WeCare Home Assistants is looking and issuing medications. Shopping to fill part-time and full-time shifts, and cooking. Errands, house sitting. weekends and evenings. Living in Oakmont a plus. Must be experienced. References upon request. Call Elva at 650-669-1951 or Call us today at 843-3838.


If you could buy Nuclear, Coal or Solar Power at the same price, which would you buy? Call me and let’s save the environment one home at a time. No cost out of pocket, free consultation, maintenance and warranty. Now is the time, 547-7661,


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


General Contractor. Residential, commercial remodel and repairs, winterization, tile, cement work. Fences, decks, ADA upgrades. Free estimates. Small jobs OK. Call Frank, 707-393-6901. Lic. #875552.


Have your house cleaned by the “Queen of Clean.” Specializing in Oakmont area. Excellent service and references. Valerie, 573-9842.


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


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


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…is owned by the Oakmont Village Association which, through its board, sets editorial policy. The OVA has contracted with CJM Productions to handle typesetting, layout, printing and free distribution of the Oakmont News, the latter by U.S. mail, to each home via 3rd class mail. CJM Productions also handles advertising for the Oakmont News. CJM Productions and the Oakmont Village Association assume no responsibility for the content of any ads that appear in the Oakmont News nor do we endorse or recommend any product or service advertised herein. CA law requires all CA licensed contractors to list their license number in their service advertisements. CA law also requires contractors performing work totaling $500+ (incl. materials & labor) must be licensed by the Contractor State License Board (CSLB) to work in California. For information contact the Contractor’s State License Board at


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Oakmont Village Association oakmont village association

Hours: M–F 9 AM–5 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.

Available in OVA Office Gas Shut-off Wrench.....................................$7 Tennis COurt Key.............................................$2 Vials for Life...............................................FREE resident access card..............................$25 EA replacements......................................$50 ea Guest access card..................................$25 ea Emergency Contacts for Residents This form is confidential and used only in case of an emergency to notify your named contacts.

Blood Pressure clinic

Wed 10:30 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 for a $25 refundable deposit. Guests accompanied by their Oakmont host are not required to have a Guest Pass.

maintenance Office

oakmont News

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

Tel 575-7200 E-mail:

Condominium Financial management (cfM)

Hours: M– Th 9 AM–Noon, 1–4 PM Tel 539-0701 / Fax 539-6537 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 9 E-mail:

architectural office

OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297

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

COORDINATOR June 1–15 Susan Mullaly 539-1328 June 16–30 Ann Ver Planck 527-3411

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.

Lost & found

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

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

2015-2016 OVA board of Directors E-mail: Frank Batchelor, President Andie Altman, Vice President Elke Strunka, Treasurer John R Felton, Secretary Bob Giddings, Director Alan Scott, Director L. G. “Herm” Hermann, Director


SUMMER SCHEDULE: Access to OVA pools is by magnetic card. Call OVA Office, 539-1611 if you need a permanent new member pool access card or to register for a temporary guest pool access card. West: 7 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Wednesdays for cleaning) East: 8 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Mondays for cleaning) Central: 7 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Tuesdays for cleaning) JACUZZI HOURS: Same as facility. No one under 18 years in West and East pools and Jacuzzis. Central Pool Children’s Hours: 11 AM–2 PM (Exception: 12 Noon –4 PM Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day.) Children must be accompanied by an OVA member or an adult with a valid pool access card. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT ANY OVA POOL. ALL FACILITIES CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY.


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

Goodwill Donation Truck

First Saturday of each month, Berger Parking Lot, 9 AM–1 PM.

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.).

oakmont community garden on stonebridge

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


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


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


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.

OAS Management Company

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


Schedules available at OVA office.

Association Manager Cassie Turner

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

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

E-mail List Do you want to stay updated on what is going on in Oakmont? Join the OVA E-mail list. You will receive Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Oakmont Notices, Meeting Announcements and the weekly Manager's Newsletter. To join, go the Member’s Only webpage and click on the link to join the E-mail list.


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nRay and Marie Haverson


WHEN: July 4 WHERE: Berger Center WHO: The Hot Rods Band

TIME: Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner 5–6 p.m., music 6–9:30 p.m. COST: $35 per member, $38 per member’s guests, $45.00 per non-member; best deal is $47, includes membership through December 31. MENU: BBQ tri-tip, peppers and onions, chicken, garlic

Membership application form

Please place your application in the Sha-Boom folder inside the OVA Office or you can mail it to Sha-Boom at 7111 Oak Leaf Drive, Santa Rosa, California 95409. Please make all checks payable to Sha-Boom Events Club. Name:_________________________________________________________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone:__________________ Cell:__________________ E-mail:_________________________________________

in e Marie McBride


Private Line 6520 Oakmont Drive

CalBRE #01169355

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6483 Pine Valley Drive Spacious and open Quail Run Plan 3 with plantation shutters, laminate wood floors and high ceilings.

441 Singing Woods Place Sylvan 33 atop Oakmont with wooded views from every window. $525,000

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

bread, mixed salad with cranberries, BBQ portabella mushrooms, coffee, lemon ice water and dessert.


July 4: 60s-tyle BBQ featuring the great Hot Rod Band August 29: Country Hoe Down BBQ with ½ lb. hamburgers, ¼ lb hot dogs and Ray’s famous chili (not to be missed). Music to be announced, not yet determined. October 3: Not yet set up December 12: Back by popular demand The Rat Pack Holiday Show with a surprise guest star We have more coming this year but this should hold you until I get a rope. So if you are not a member of Sha-Boom Events Club as yet you need to join now as membership has its privileges. Membership is only $12 per year per person from January 1 to January 1—that is only a $1 per month. This year your membership will end on December 31, so you may pro-rate your membership payment at $1 per month for the remaining months of the year. Please include the month you send it. Feel free to call us at 539-6666 or E-Mail: haversonr@ with any questions.

Creative Writing

nKathy Rueve

Why come to our Tuesday morning Creative Writing class? Here are a few good reasons: • You’ll be encouraged to do the writing you’ve always wanted to do; • We have an experienced group willing to listen and give feedback; • Have writers’ block? We’ll share ideas to help unstick the writer in you; • If you don’t know where to start or where to go next, we’ll give suggestions; • Use class as a weekly deadline to help keep your writing on track; • Discuss writing technique, grammar, word origins in an affable atmosphere; • Define and develop your own writing style; • Play with different styles and take risks with something new; • Share in our dynamic wide-ranging discussions; • Stimulate your mind; • Have a good time. We meet every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Berger Center, Room D. Come by and check us out or call me at 829-1682.


The Oakmont News / June 1, 2015

With comprehensive services including family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology — as well as after-hours care — we have more care for your family more of the time. Affiliated with St. Joseph Health, Santa Rosa Memorial and Petaluma Valley Hospitals, Annadel Medical Group is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care throughout Sonoma County. Annadel Medical Group accepts most major insurance plans including commercial/PPO, HMO, Medicare, Partnership Healthplan, Western Health Advantage, SCAN, and select Covered CA plans. For more information, visit or call (707) ANNADEL.

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Century 21 Valley of the Moon

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Locally Owned—Internationally Known

Peter & Roberta Lommori 539-3200

Linda Frediani Broker/Owner, 322-4519

new price Jolene Cortright 477-6529

Paula Lewis 332-0433

Joey Cuneo 538-1899

6698 Oakmont Drive—$499,000

94 Aspen Meadows Circle—$425.000

9132 Oak Trail Circle—$785,000

9417 Oak Trail Circle—$355,000

9355 Oak Trail Circle—$349,500

420 Foxwood Court—$629,900

sold 1256 Mark West Springs Road—$595,000

133 Mountain Vista Circle

6070 Old Redwood Hwy—$64,500

Kay Nelson 538-8777

Randy Ruark 322-2482

Nancy Shaw 322-2344

707• 539 • 3200

Claudine Cuneo 540-2864

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Sue Senk 318-9595

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