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Disaster: It Could Happen Here—OEPC
As wildfires raged all around San Diego, about 100 Oakmont residents gathered at the Berger Center to talk about what to do when—not if—something like that happens here. The May 15 meeting of the Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee (OEPC) focused on potential fire and earthquake situations that could leave residents stranded, perhaps for several days. “We have been informed by Santa Rosa police and fire officials that you should be prepared to be on your own for two or three days,” committee co-chair Al Thomas told an unexpectedly large audience. Thomas warned that the threat of fire sweeping down from Annadel State Park is growing as the dry season moves from spring into summer. He said there has not been any controlled burning of underbrush in Annadel since 1997 and fire officials have identified the park is a public safety hazard. “There is a ton of debris up there,” he said, warning that a wildfire sweeping down from the park would burn all the way to Oakmont’s golf courses. “Residents south of the golf courses’ natural fire breaks could be given as little as 10-minute notice to evacuate their homes,” he said. Thomas urged residents to plan ahead and “decide what you have to do to secure your house if ordered to leave.” The committee has detailed plans for dealing with emergency situations, which it outlined in an hourlong PowerPoint presentation that also was video recorded by Oakmont Video Productions. The video can be viewed at www.oakmontvideos.com (click on “Videos” at the top).
Look of Spring on the Green
A lawn bowler in a graceful delivery on Oakmont’s green at the Central Activities Center. (Photo by Cassie Turner)
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June 1, 2014 • Volume 52, Number 10
Drought, Landscape Concerns Highlight OVA Board Meeting
Finding a balance between brown lawns and big water bills dominated discussions at an Oakmont Village Association board meeting May 20, as residents and homeowner associations seek to conserve water by eliminating thirsty landscaping. “Yes, there is a drought and everyone should reduce the amount of watering time, but that does not mean people are allowed to completely stop watering their lawns and let them die,” OVA Manager Cassie Turner said in her report to the board. Turner said that with all the lawns being covered over with wood bark, she is concerned that Oakmont will turn into ‘Barkmont.’ “Alternative droughttolerant landscape plans must be submitted and approved prior to turning off any irrigation,” she said. A list of drought-resistant trees and other plants is available in the OVA Office. Turner said the board also is looking for ways to reshape the greensward in front of the Berger Center and around the Central Pool area. “Oakmont landscaping is going to change dramatically over the next few years,” she said, adding, ”It will be a learning curve for everyone involved.”
With the city calling for a 10% water use cutback this year leading to an eventual 20%, the OVA Architectural Committee has amended landscape rules to allow installation of artificial turf, but only in back and side yards that are shielded by a six-foot fence. Committee Chair Marianne Neufeld told the board that after considerable investigation it was decided not to allow artificial grass or plants in front yards for several reasons. She said artificial grass is expensive and, if not installed properly starts looking shabby very quickly. “It needs to be replaced every 10 years and destroys the subsoil,” she said. “It takes three to five years to restore the soil.” The AC operates independently and does not need board approval to change or enforce regulations. However, board members John Felton and Herman Hess urged the committee to reconsider continuing to ban artificial landscape in front yards. At the urging of Board President John Taylor, Neufeld did agree to take another look at the rule change as it applies to residents whose backyards are along golf fairways and cannot have fences. (Rules for use of artificial turf can be found on Page 11.) The board also heard from two HOAs that are seeking to find alternative landscaping. Ruth Levy, president of Quail Run, said her association pays nearly $15,000 a year to water and maintain the grass See board on page 11 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANTA ROSA, CA PERMIT NO. 323
This fawn was rescued May 19 by Bob Pond and Maureen McGettigan. “We had seen him a couple of times the past few days, but had not seen his mother,” Pond said. “He was in distress and was crying for our help.” Pond was able to get him to take a little bit of water while Maureen called a Fawn Recovery Center. “He will be cared for and re-introduced to nature over the next several months.” See story and more photos on page 10 and online at oakmontvillage.com/members. (Photo by Maureen McGettigan)
Oakmont to Symphony: Enjoy Taking the Bus
Sitting in a state-of-the-art concert hall listening to the Santa Rosa Symphony is the “loveliest way to spend a Sunday afternoon,” says Oakmont’s Pat Clothier. And, to make the experience even more enjoyable, she says, the symphony again is providing season subscribers to the Classical Series concerts with chartered bus service from Oakmont to the Green Music Center, on the Sonoma State University campus in Rohnert Park. “The symphony is making it easy for people who can’t drive or don’t wish to drive,” she says. It also is offering a special 25% discount to new-season subscribers and to former subscribers who did not renew last year. During a recent interview, Clothier, a symphony board member for the past l4 years, seemed to be on a mission. She readily acknowledged that she wants Oakmonters—especially the many newcomers—to be aware of what is available in our own backyard. “I want people to hear this gorgeous orchestra of skilled professional musicians and to appreciate Bruno Ferrandis, our wonderful, renowned and friendly conductor.” Clothier also is enthusiastic about Weill Hall. “There isn’t a bad seat in that hall and I’ve sat all over.” See symphony on page 11
Inside the Oakmont News Volunteer Opportunities.....................3 Letters to the Editor............................3 Golf Club News...............................5–7
Manager’s Corner.............................15 OVA Trips & Special Events...............31
The Oakmont News / June 1, 2014
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Regular Oakmont Association Committee Meetings
CAN’T ATTEND A BOARD MEETING? Watch it online at www.oakmontvideos.com. Board meetings will be streamed live. Also, check out past videos.
The listed Oakmont Village Association meetings are open sessions. Any interested Oakmont residents are invited and encouraged to participate in these important meetings.
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DATE TIME PLACE* 2nd Tues. Monthly 2 PM Ste. 6 3rd Tues. Monthly 1–3 PM Berger Center 1st Tues. Monthly 3–5 PM East Rec.
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DATE TIME PLACE* 2nd Mon. Monthly 8:30–10 AM Rm. B 2nd Thurs. Monthly 11:30 AM–1:30 PM Rm. B 4th Thurs. Monthly 2–3:30 PM Rm. B 1st Tues. Monthly 10 AM–12 Noon Rm. G 1st Mon. Monthly 1st Wed. (March, Sept. & Dec.) 2nd Thurs. (June) 4th Tues. Monthly
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Locations Room B is in the Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Drive. Room D is in the Central (Berger) Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive, right side of stage. Room G is in the Central (Berger) Auditorium, 6633 Oakmont Drive, lobby across from rest rooms.
Volunteer Opportunities ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE
The Architectural Committee is seeking interested community volunteers who are able to spend a few hours weekly as part of our team. We are a committee dedicated to helping maintain Oakmont as a vibrant and beautiful community, working with homeowners to ensure residential properties are improved and maintained within the documented guidelines and standards of the association. Qualifications include a sincere willingness to be of service to your community; experience with building/landscaping plans is a significant plus. Continuous discussions and training are provided for the committee members Interested parties should submit their name, contact information and any relevant experience or background information to the Architectural Office, 6575 Oakmont Drive, Suite 7 as soon as possible. An interview will be conducted that will further define the volunteer position and answer your questions.
Letters to the Editor
The column provides an avenue where residents can submit letters to express opinion, criticism or praise.
CLEAN UP OUR ENTRANCE TO OAKMONT
The last Oakmont News had a timely letter to the editor regarding our image and Oakmont Drive. In the last three months another resident and myself have tried unsuccessfully to communicate via letters and visits with several business tenants in the buildings as we enter our community. Oakmont residents deserve more consideration, especially in light of the newest plans for a gated community next door—Elnoka. We must stay competitive, which means attractive buildings and landscape. What is terribly troubling is the proliferation of flags, waving banners, sidewalk sandwich signs, balloons, temporary (but never leave) signs for businesses and the “used car lot” on Oakmont Drive. The signs are clearly against city ordinance, and that information was shared with a few businesses, who do not seem to care how unattractive the area has become. Remember, we have a choice of who we do business with. Yes, the property is privately owned, but they are part of the Oakmont community. It is time for OVA to have a serious discussion about the future image of our community. Cathy Wieschendorff
We have a gem in Oakmont
Ernie Rose seeks out the best documentaries available and shows them to Oakmonters free of charge. Tonight I was privileged to see what I consider the masterpiece of all the excellent documentaries he has shown. It was about the political cartoonist Herblock who was syndicated in multitudes of American newspapers. Not only were his cartoons funny and beautifully drawn, but he spared nobody with his brilliant satirical pen. Ernie shows his documentaries on the third Thursday of the month but unfortunately the screen will be dark for the summer months. So mark your calendar and watch the Oakmont News for a notice of the next gem at East Rec. Irene Lucia
The Oakmont News / June 1, 2014
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WOMEN GOLFERS DOMINATE THE OCTOGENARIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
On a very windy May 9 morning, 32 brave souls teed it up on the East Golf Course, competing in both the nine-hole and 18-hole tournaments within the Second Annual Octogenarian Golf Championship event. The 18-hole net score flight winner was Elaine Foote, pictured below receiving the trophy from last year’s winner, Joe DiBenedetto. She shot a net score of 57—six strokes under par! Tied for second place in the 18-hole flight were Carol Locke, Josie DiBenedetto and Frank James.
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THURSDAY, MAY 8, west 3 little pigs, 19 players
Low Gross of Field: Patty Buchholz (92). First flight: first low net, L. Clark; second low net tie, K. Faherty and K. Downey. Second flight: first low net tie, E. Frauenhofer and M. Yturralde; third low net tie, Y. Smith and C. Sharpe. Third flight: first low net, K. Wittes; second low net, C. Carter; and third low net, V. Collins.
TUESDAY, MAY 13, west SWEEPS, 28 players
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The nine-hole flight was won by Don Schulte, with a net score of 29. Sarah Wood finished second. Other winners within the tournament were Bob Ure, Frank Giannini, Ed Pierson and Dick Scott. Finally, the closest-to-the-pin winners were George Rick, Jim Norem and Josie DiBenedetto. Following the golf, the players enjoyed a sit-down lunch at the Quail Inn, during which John Theilade congratulated all the winners.
MONDAY NIGHT TWILIGHTERS SCHEDULE and FORMATS FOR THE REST OF 2014
The Twilighter events will alternate between a mixer format (mingle) to create the six-person team and having the three-couple sixsomes signed up to play in advance (as was the format last year). The dates for two-person teams being assigned to a sixsome via the mingle established in the Pro Shop are July 14 and September 6. The dates for six-person teams being signed up in advance are June 2, August 4 and October 13.
MORE GOLF PRACTICE AREA COURTESIES
When practice putting, please step aside from the completed hole to allow the next putter to use that hole. When on the driving range, you may come across a practice ball with a cracked cover. Per John Theilade, please just throw it away in a nearby trash can so that no one else has to deal with it.
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I’d like to thank the committee that organized a very successful Closet Sale that was held earlier this month over at the East Clubhouse. All your hard work paid off in the end. A big thank-you goes out to Carol, Jerry, Rebecca, Vanita and Kris for a job well done for a very deserving cause. Just a reminder about Tuesday’s General Meeting. It’s this Tuesday, June 3 after our 8:30 a.m. shotgun on the East. Lots of things to discuss and it’s always fun to see everyone and chat a bit after a round of golf. A big welcome goes out to our new Tuesday Club member Kathy Mokricky. Here are the results of sweeps for the beginning of May.
THURSDAY, MAY 1, west SWEEPS, 21 players
Low Gross of Field: Jerry Moreno (90). First flight: first low net, M. Pierce; second low net, J. Moreno; third low net tie, K. Peters and E. Beltrano. Second flight: first low net, L. Clark; second low net, Y. Smith; third low net, M. Yturralde; and fourth low net, E. Frauenhofer. Third flight: first low net, N. DeSousa; second low net, C. Locke; third low net, C. Carter; and fourth low net, L. Weiner.
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TUESDAY, MAY 6, EAST YELLOW BALL MIXER, 27 players
Low Gross of Field: Patty Buchholz (83). First place, K. Faherty, Y. Smith, M. Delagnes and M. Yturralde, 79; second place, L. Clark, N. Shaw, E. Foote and E. Baciocco, 89; third place, L. Yates, C. Buchold, D. Johnson and V. Collins, 91; fourth
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Low Gross of Field: Joan Seliga (92). First flight: first low net, J. Seliga; second low net, B. Hulick; third low net, G. Holmes; and fourth low net, N. Shaw. Second flight: first low net, E. Huff; second low net tie, M. Yturralde and M. Delagnes; fourth low net tie, L. Yates and S. Baxter. Third flight: first low net, L. Frediani; second low net, E. Baciocco; third low net, J. Buell; and fourth low net, E. Foote. Fourth flight: first low net, B. Robinson; second low net, H. Williston; third low net, A. Larkin; Two sweeps winners, and fourth low net, R. Ellie Baciocco and Captain Lommori. Audrey Larkin.
Here’s Patty Buchholz, the Low Gross of Field Winner, with golfing buddies Kris Peters and Leslie Weiner.
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9-Hole Thursday Women’s Club
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IT’S SO GOOD TO BE A NINER!
On two beautiful days, May 1 and 8, a total of 72 women played golf and spent a pleasurable couple of morning hours getting exercise, sharing some laughs with friends, and enjoying the spectacular scenery that surrounds Oakmont. Aren’t we a lucky group? And, we can look forward to many more Thursday mornings just like these. It’s good to be a Niner!
We have three weeks to report in this Oakmont News. But before I share the results with you a few mentions. First, we have our Member-Guest on Sunday, June 29. It’s a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Get your sign-up sheet in the Member Room in the West Course Pro Shop. Second, a big welcome to new members Scott Ricci, and Tom Wayne. Third, compliments continue to flow in regarding the condition of the courses. Well done to Scott and his staff!
April 30, WEST: INDIVIDUAL LOW NET
First flight (6–18): first tie, Danny Morgan, John Weston, 67; third, Nick Beltrano, 69. Second flight (19–Out): first, Rodi Martinelli, 62; second tie, Ed Pierson and Jeff Thomson, 68. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 0–19): #8—Danny Morgan, 10’4”, Bob Baciocco, 15.0: #13—Nick Beltrano, 8’9”, Denny Mool, 29’4”; #16—Bob Branstetter, 3’5”, Danny Morgan, 9’6”. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 20–Out): #8—Scott Ricci, 6’3”, #13—John Greig, 31’0”; #16—Ed Pierson, 23’7”. Cindy Carroll and Connie Dominguez share an après golf moment.
Peggy Giannini was a Niners’ member in 2012 but has been unable to play golf for a couple of years. Welcome back to the Niners, Peggy. We look forward to getting to know you and sharing a round of golf.
May 1, EAST BACK: SWEEPS, 33 PLAYERS
April 30, East: INDIVIDUAL LOW NET
First tie, Jim Spangler and Noel Schween, 60; third, Dan Sienes, 61; fourth, Greg Carpenter, 62; fifth tie, Keith Wise and Dick Scott, 63. Closest-to-the-pins (HCP 0–19): #8—Greg Carpenter, 14’2”, #16—Noel Schween, 26’4”, Greg Carpenter, 49’0”. Closest-to-the-pins (HCP 20–Up): Frank Smith, 51’6”; #16—Dick Scott, 11’2”, Don Schulte, 34’6”.
May 7, West: TWO-MAN POINT PAR
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First flight: first, E. Foote; second, M. Mar; third, D. Johnson; fourth, J. Rockwell; fifth, L. Yates. Second flight: first, A. Keenley; second, E. Bacioco; third, C. Rexford. Third flight: first tie, C. Dominguez, J. DiBenedetto and B. James; fourth, H. Williston; fifth tie, A. Krajci and P. Giannini. Fourth flight: first, C. Cunningham; second, S. Wood; third, J. Guerber; fourth, D. Kiddoo. Birdie: #16, Elaine Foote.
MAY 8, EAST FRONT: SWEEPS, 30 PLAYERS
First flight: first, L. Yates; second, P. Lash; third, E. Foote; fourth, L. Karjalainen. Second flight: first, E. LaPointe; second, A. Tucker; third, E. Baciocco. Third flight: first A. Larkin; second, J. DiBenedetto; third tie, B. Robinson and C. Rexford; fifth tie, A. Krajci and J. Rietow. Fourth flight: first, B. Bowman; second, B. James; third, J. McDonnell. Fifth flight: first, J. Guerber; second tie, S. Dinwoodie and S. Wood.
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First flight (6.5–16.5): first, Bob Branstetter and Frank Giannini. 51; second, Ross Alzina and Jim Kaiser, 43; third tie, Danny Morgan/John Weston and Pete Waller/blind draw, 39. Second flight (17–22): first, Ray Pierce and Doug Ewer, 45; second tie, Denny Mool/Bill Smith and Jack Haggerty/blind draw, 44. Third flight (23.5–Out): first, Jeff Thomson and Larry Frediani, 54; second, Dennis DeSousa and Bob Flores, 47; third, Bill Wellman and Rodi Martinelli, 43. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 0–19): #8—Bob Branstetter, 5’3”, Shelly Brodsky, 16’4”; #13—Bob Baciocco, 7’2”, Danny Morgan, 13’1”; #16—Gary Novak, 5’0”, Kevin Buehner, 7’9”. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 20–Out): #8—none on the green; #13—Frank James, 29’1”, Bill Wellman, 35’1”; #16—Bud Simi, 8’11”, Jack Haggerty, 11’5”.
May 7, East: INDIVIDUAL LOW NET
First flight: first, Tom Massip, 59; second, Bob Ure, 60; third, Dan Sienes, 61; fourth tie, Keith Wise and John Munkacsy, 62. Second flight: first, Gordon Hopper, 52; second, Jim Spangler, 58; third, Gary Stone, 60; fourth, Tony D’Agosta, 62. Closest-to-the-pins (HCP 0–19): #8—Vic Fryling, 51’11”; #16—Bob Ure, 20’2”, John Hodge, 32’5”. Closest-to-the-pins (HCP 20–Up): #8—Les Holve, 24’5”, Dan Sienes, 38’2”; #16—Gary Stone, 12’5”, Art Boot, 28’4”.
May 14, West: 1-2-3 GAME
First flight (14.8–20.6): first, Bill Smith, John Williston, Rick Yates and Bob Flores, 130; second tie, Jim Scinto, Bob Branstetter, Mike Doyle and blind draw, and Doug Ewer, Dave Goulson, Ray Pierce and Don Streutker, 131. Second flight (23.5–30.5): first, Tom Wayne, Bud Simi, Pete Eschelbach and Scott Ricci, 126; second, Jeff Thomson, Rodi Martinelli, Paul Corbitt and Fred Klingbeil, 128.
Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 0–19): #8—Bob Branstetter, 12’10”, Ray Pierce, 13’11”; #13—Mike Doyle, 12’2”, Ross Alzina, 15’3”; #16—Danny Morgan, 8’3”, Ross Alzina, 10’1”. Closest to the pins (HDCP 20–Out): #8—Bud Simi, 13’7”, Art Hastings, 21’4”; #13—Bill Roberts, 20’2”, Bob Flores, 22’0”; #16—Lou Lari, 6’0”, Jeff Thomson, 45’4”.
May 14, East: INDIVIDUAL LOW NET
First, Dick Scott, 58; second, Bob Thorsen, 59; third, Tony D’Agosta, 62; fourth tie, Noel Schween and El DeLagnes, 64. Closest-to-the-pin (HCP 0–19): #16—Vic Fryling, 15’9”. Closest to the pin (HCP 20–Up): #8—Frank Smith, 34’8”.
9-Hole Monday Men’s Club
On May 5, Don Morse played his second nine holes after Niners’ regular play. On hole #16, he shot a clean 5 iron and made a hole-in-one! Too bad it was not on hole #8. He probably would have won closest-to-thepin. Congratulations Don! The rules of golf do not mention the word “gimmie.” Therefore, in all fairness to all the playing field, everyone should play the same rules and putt everything out (hole all putts). The course is looking good and summer rules are in effect so we are playing the ball down. No “bumping.” The spoils from the pond dredging spread over #1, #9 and #10 fairways have dried enough and the rough spreading and contouring have been completed. The next step will be the final grading, then the irrigation put in place and, finally, the planting of new turf. The work should be completed within the next two months. I think everyone will like the final results. Have fun and happy golfing!
SWEEPS RESULTS FOR MAY 5 Two-Man Team Scramble, 10 Teams
First place tie: Don Morse/Phil Sapp and Gordon Hopper/John Munkacsy, all with a 22.5. Third place tie: Paul Lawler/Bob Marotto, Tom Massip/Neil Huber and Noel Schween/Keith Wise, all with a 24.5. Closest-to-the-pin: Tom Massip, 14’5”; Keith Wise, 20’10”; Neil Huber, 22’2”.
SWEEPS RESULTS FOR May 12 Individual Low Net, fifth Round of Eclectic, 21 Players
First place: Gordon Hopper with a 27.5. Second place: Neil Huber with a 30. Third place: Phil Bowman with a 30.5. Fourth place: Gary Stone with a 31. Fifth place tie: Joe Lash and Kelly Snow, both with a 31.5. Seventh place: Rich Silvas with a 32. Eighth place: Wayne Mickaelian with 33. Ninth place tie: Vic Fryling and Bob Thorsen, both with a 33.5.
Eclectic Results (five Rounds)
First place: Dan Levin with a 22. Second place tie: Gary Stone and Noel Schween, both with a 23.
The Oakmont News / June 1, 2014
Senior Men’s Club
On Monday, May 12, the first home event for the Oakmont Seniors featured 68 golfers from the Oakmont, Moraga, Fountaingrove, and Santa Rosa Golf Clubs. This tournament was unusual because it was held in the afternoon with a tee time of 1 p.m., after lunch at the Quail Inn. Following play, the participants had an awards dinner at the Inn. The reason for this novel arrangement was that the second Seniors’ Tournament at Fountaingrove was held the very next morning, Tuesday, May 13, and the Moraga players preferred to stay in Santa Rosa overnight rather than brave the long trek home and a second migration back to Santa Rosa in just a few hours. This unprecedented sequence of tournaments occurred because of a rain cancellation, and the fact that the Tuesday date was the only one available at Fountaingrove. The inconvenience was worth it, as Fountaingrove treated us like kings, as usual, and their course was a joy to play.
MONDAY, MAY 12 MORAGA, FOUNTAINGROVE, AND SANTA ROSA AT OAKMONT
First flight: first, Bucky Peterson, Barry Pierce, Mike McQuillen, and Charles Healy, 121; second, Dennis Martel, Kevan Clemens, Dennis DeSousa, and Marvin Nunes, 122; third, Paul Corbitt, Roy Edwards, Larry Quarles, and Kanwar Bagai, 123. Second flight: first, Dave McDonnell, Brian Shy, James Piane, and Bill Wellman, 118; second, Phil Sapp, Steve Splendorio, Alan Fritz, and John Derby, 123; third, Bob Thompson, Herb Gindy, Ken Franklin, and Doug Weber, 123 card-off. Closest-to-the-pins (Oakmont): #8—Bob Thompson, 15’2”, Paul Corbitt, 16’10”; #16—Mike Isola, 4’6” and Gary Novak, 4’7”.
TUESDAY, MAY 13 OAKMONT, MORAGA, AND SANTA ROSA AT FOUNTAINGROVE
First flight (Green/White): First, Dan Dorries, Roy Edwards, Bill Anderson, and Ken Franklin, 121; second, Logan Adams, Bucky Peterson, Kevan Clemons, and Frank Bonetto, 129; third, John Horwath, Andy Witthohn, Aubrey Copeland, and Dean Loughran, 129 card-off. Second flight (White/Gold): first, Donald Ward, David Robertson, Joel Butler, and Donald Tafjen, 121; second, Doug Weber, Bill Salmina, Jack Haggerty, and Steve Oliver, 128; third, Paul Ciraulo, Ron Makara, Dan Flower, and Suru Subbarao, 132. Closest-to-the-pin: #9 (Oakmont)—Bucky Peterson, 13’0”. A memorial for Al LaPorte, long-time member and officer of Oakmont Seniors was held at the Quail Inn on Friday, May 23. Al was a very active contributor to the OGC in a number of capacities, including years of service to the Oakmont Seniors. He will be missed.
SCHEDULE FOR REMAINING 2014 SENIORS’ EVENTS
Thursday, June 5: at Moraga—away Monday, June 16: Windsor—home Monday, July 14: Rio Vista, Napa—home Tuesday, July 22: at Windsor—away Monday, July 28: Richmond. Marin—home Thursday, August 7: at Napa Valley CC—away Thursday, August 28: at Richmond CC—away Monday, September 8: at Rio Vista GC—away Wednesday, September 24: at Marin CC—away
The next meeting of the Photography Club will be Wednesday, June 4 at 2 p.m. at the East Recreation Center. The meeting will feature photos taken by members at our recent field trip to the historic Sturgeon’s Mill in Sebastopol. Sturgeon’s Mill is a restoration of a 19th century steam-powered lumber mill, a working museum showing how redwood logs were milled over 100 years ago. The mill still houses old hand tools, the steam-powered engine, a blacksmith shop and old logging trucks. The descendants of the original owners have turned this historic steam mill into a functional living history center for the community. Other photographic options included a Woodland
Garden containing a wide variety of flowering plants and trees as well as various farm animals. The Photography Club is comprised of beginners to experts and it’s always instructive to see how photographers of various levels interpret the same subject matter. So, if you’re interested in photography, come join us on June 4 and see the results of our field trip to Sturgeon’s Mill. You are welcome to come as a guest for your first meeting; otherwise dues are $10 per year per household or $5 June through December. If you have any questions contact me at 539-4507 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have other field trips during the summer and fall months and meetings every other month.
The Oakmont News / June 1, 2014
In the Spotlight
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Editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series of profiles of your Oakmont neighbors, members of our community with interesting backgrounds who bring vibrancy to Oakmont. The stories will appear in the print edition as space allows, and regularly in the online edition, at oakmontvillage.com/members.
Walkers’ Trip-Planner Carolyn Mack
In the beginning, Oakmont Walkers walked—a lot. Today, members joke that the most they walk is to and from a chartered bus. “That may be a slight exaggeration,” says newly-elected president Dolores Salidivar, yet, she acknowledges the Walkers’ focus has changed, even if the club’s perception among new Oakmonters has not. The Walkers is not, and never was, a fitness group. One of Oakmont’s oldest clubs, it was launched in 1972 when seven residents walked around the community looking at gardens for ideas. Soon Carolyn Mack the group grew to 40 and (Photo by Star Power) started taking trips to adjacent areas. Now, with some 200 members the club is about exploring, socializing and having fun. Already this year the Walkers have had a “mystery trip” to San Francisco and a “murder-solving” dinner on the Sacramento River Train. In 2003, however, the future looked bleak. The club revealed in the Oakmont News it needed help or it would have to disband. Enter Carolyn Mack. “I sent them a note stating I would be happy to help and here are my dues,” she recalled. “I was asked to attend the next board meeting and when I did I was told I was the new vice president.” She has held the office ever since, planning trips and events. “Carolyn Mack is the heart and soul of the group,” Salidivar says. “She keeps us going.” The Walkers’ yearly calendar of events includes nine trips, a meeting in January, August picnic and November harvest dinner. “We actually do one real walk a year,” Carolyn noted, either one-way across the Golden Gate Bridge or a docent-led tour somewhere in San Francisco. (The bridge walk is set for Oct. 23 with lunch at Bubba Gumps.) Carolyn alone makes all the trip arrangements, from selecting a site and restaurant to chartering a bus and taking reservations. She already is thinking about next year. “I’m always looking for places that are interesting and safe.” For example, she will not
take the Walkers on a tour of the USS Hornet because of the ship’s ladders and walkways. She tries not to duplicate trips, but made an exception last year with an outing to Safari West. “We had been there about five years ago, but people were requesting it and sure enough I had a full bus.” The traditional March “mystery trip” often is the most difficult to plan, she admits, because she has to make it special. This year she arranged a tour of KQED, lunch at the Palace Hotel Garden Court, followed by a tour of the historic hotel. On the bus she held drawings for brown paper bags, which she’d filled with fun stuff—jars of jam, candy, notepads, and pens. The trip sold out the first day even though the destination was top secret. Only Carolyn knew. For the schedule of future trips, check out the club’s website at oakmontwalkers.com.
The Oakmont Drive branch of Sterling Bank converted to its new name, Umpqua Bank, with this new signage. Portland, Oregon-based Umpqua Bank and Sterling completed their merger April 19. Umpqua has 394 stores in five states, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and California. (Photo by Marty Thompson)
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Single Boomers Social Club
Our May social was a great success with 35–40 members and guests enjoying dinner, beverages and lively conversation at the Quail Inn. Please join us for our next gathering at the Quail Inn on lucky Friday, June 13 from 5–9 p.m. We’ll have a private room. Happy hour ends at 6 p.m. and dinner service ends at 7 p.m. Most everyone in Oakmont has heard of the Singles Boomers Social Club. It’s even better to be a designated member to enjoy our club member-only activities. But there are some lesser known designations, particularly for the month of June. For instance, did you know that June is National Accordion Awareness Month as well as Turkey Lovers’ Month? While you’re reading
this article, hopefully June 1, remember National Heimlich Maneuver Day and Go Barefoot Day! Our membership continues to grow as word spreads about our friendly socials and upcoming events. If you are interested in becoming a member of the SBSC, contact Sandy Throne at srthrone@msn. com for a membership application. Not sure? Feel free to drop by any of our Socials, meet our members and get a sense of who we are. You won’t be disappointed! Our club’s purpose is to offer a friendly social environment and to promote fun, camaraderie, and entertaining events combined with an opportunity to meet single baby boomers in a relaxed setting.
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New Residents Reception Draws Large Crowd
More than 100 new residents walked into Berger Center on May 6 and saw a whirlwind of activity. The event was the semi-annual New Residents Reception and representatives from 55 Oakmont organizations were stationed at assigned tables, eager to provide information about what they do.
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Social clubs, recreational clubs, community service and special interest clubs were there, along with other groups. “You can get as busy or as unbusy as you want,” said Association Manager Cassie Turner, who was there to welcome newcomers and present information about Oakmont. Brief overviews were also provided by representatives from the Architectural Committee, Oakmont Golf Club, Oakmont Gardens, the Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee and Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies (COPE). Most of the donated door prizes were handed out via random drawing. The first prize, however, was bestowed on a gentleman from France. Why? He had come here from the farthest geographical location. “Why did you move here?” Turner asked jokingly. Hopefully, he’ll enjoy his prize—a basket of California wine.
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Caution—It’s Fawn Season
It’s that time again, the time when adorable little fawns bounce around the golf course and frolic through the neighborhood, always under the watchful eye of big mommy. It’s time to look out and be careful, for we are in Fawn Season. “Fawns are usually born in spring,” explained Wildlife Fawn Rescue coordinator Carole Balala. “For the first month fawns will stick close to the mother, but by July they’re more adventurous. They’ll follow their mom but they may lag behind, and then suddenly jump into the road. That’s why you have to be real cautious driving through Oakmont now, because fawns are unpredictable.” And if you see one fawn, chances are a sibling is nearby. “A doe often has twins,” explained Balala. “So when you stop to let a fawn cross a street don’t immediately speed up; there’s a good chance another fawn will be following.” However it’s not just motorists who need to be careful during fawn season. Dog owners should be cautious too. You may be walking the friendliest little guy, but when a mommy deer spots your dog, it thinks wolf! “When a deer senses a dog nearby, she instinctively reacts as if it’s a possible predator, and a doe is very protective of its young,” said Balala. “So if you see a deer in your path when walking a dog, don’t simply cross the street. Rather, turn around or take a side street. You don’t want to confront a doe during fawn season. She’s protecting her baby and will stand her ground.” Kenwood-based Fawn Rescue responds to reports of injured deer and orphan fawns throughout Sonoma County. Fortunately, according to Balala, Fawn Rescue receives few calls from Oakmont residents. “That is surprising considering your large deer population, but it shows how well Oakmont residents live in harmony with these wonderful, gentle creatures. And that is a real gift.” Why is Oakmont home to so many deer? Balala said the answer is simple. “The deer love Oakmont for the same reason people do. They like quiet, peaceful surroundings, green open spaces with lush foliage, and they like feeling safe.” More photos and the story of a fawn rescue are online at oakmontvillage.com/members. To report an injured deer or orphaned fawn, contact Wildlife Fawn Rescue at 931-4550. The center’s website is www.fawnrescue.org.
This doe and her fawn were photographed last month in the Aspen Meadows area. (Photo by Keith Sauer)
Oakmont Rec. Centers Evaluated by Board
Mark Rogers, OVA Maintenance Manager, describes pumps and other machinery in the West Recreation Center swimming pool equipment room for OVA Board members during their facility evaluation visit with Manager Cassie Turner.
OVA Board members tour the West Recreation Center facilities and grounds May 5 as part of planned visits to Oakmont’s three recreation centers. Manager Cassie Turner led the facility evaluation visits. Here, Maintenance Manager Mark Rogers discusses sewer drainage issues along a path beside Badger Creek. (Photos by Marty Thompson)
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Rules for Artificial Turf in Oakmont Here are the OVA Architecture Committee rules under which artificial turf can now be installed in some yards. Information and necessary forms are available in the OVA Office at 6575 Oakmont Drive.
CRITERIA FOR ARTIFICIAL TURF AND PLANTS
1) Artificial plants and trees are prohibited in front yards. 2) Artificial turf is not allowed in front yards. Artificial turf is only allowed in back and side yards behind 6’ high fence. Artificial turf must be installed in a manner consistent with natural turf installation. Combinations of grass and artificial turf will not be permitted, nor will any combinations of different types of artificial turf be permitted. All plans to install artificial turf must be submitted for and approved by the Architectural Committee prior to installation. Each application for installation must be supported by the specifications of the product, the method of installation and a sample measuring 6”by 6”. a. Specifications: the material/product must meet or exceed the following: Fiber Type: Polyethylene. Lead-free product only. Face Weight: Minimum 60 oz. per sq. yard
Pile Height: Minimum 1-1/2” Color: Natural turf Tufting Gage: minimum 3/8” Backing: URETHANE, min. 20 oz. per sq. yd.— adequate drainage required Product Total Weight: 80 oz. per sq. yard Infill Type: specified by manufacturer. Cannot contain any thatch. Product cannot contain lead in any capacity or manner. Product must be first quality goods and manufactured in the USA and must be warranted for a minimum of eight years for defects in material resulting in premature wear due to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. b. Installation: Turf must be placed over 3 inches of 3/8” minus drain rock and must be mechanically compacted. Trees and shrubs installed adjacent to or inside the artificial turf areas will be challenged for sufficient irrigation water; therefore deep root or subsurface irrigation techniques should be incorporated into irrigation plans. Trees and shrubs installed inside the artificial turf areas must have tree rings that are a minimum of 12” beyond the mature caliper of the tree. The rings must be covered with approved mulch.
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The choir section behind the orchestra is a special place, according to Clothier. “It’s such fun,” she feels, because one can watch the conductor’s every movement and his interaction with his musicians. If the program doesn’t include a choir section, season subscribers may exchange a ticket for a seat there. Single tickets would be for sale. Oakmonters with single tickets for the new season may purchase a bus ticket if space is available. Clothier, who serves as the bus coordinator, reports one-third of the bus already is booked. “People go on vacation,” she notes and suggests the symphony office (707-54-MUSIC) or she be contacted for seat availability. The bus package is $77 round trip for all seven concerts and $l5 for a single trip. The bus leaves from Berger Center promptly at l:50 p.m. Sunday, arriving for the 3 p.m. performance at the Green Music Center by 2:30 p.m. Sharing the musical experience and traveling together gives people a sense of community, Clothier notices. At the end of last season, she says, smiling friends and neighbors seemed to be floating out of Weill Hall toward their bus. The first Sunday concert of the new season is October 12.
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and ash trees that front the Oakmont Drive entrance to Oakmont down to Stone Bridge Avenue. The cost is part of the 61-home association’s total maintenance cost of $65,000, she said. “We found it would behoove us to remove turf all along Oakmont Drive and Stone Bridge because of the aesthetic value of the trees. We’re looking at converting the sprinkler system for the trees to drip, and mulching all along there.” She said a “barebones” estimate for that would be at least $50,000. The question of whether the OVA would be willing to help with cost of replanting the high-visibility area with drought resistant vegetation was referred to the Landscape Improvement Committee along with a similar request from the Mesa Oaks HOA, which maintains the grass at the entrance to the West Recreation Center.
Turf must be setback a minimum of 3’ from property lines. Turf must be edged with a hard surface material. (Examples: pavers, flagstone, boulders, decorative or retention walls, mow curbs, steel, etc.) Drainage across the lot cannot be altered nor impact a neighbor’s lot. Entire installation must be by a licensed contractor that has documented artificial turf experience and references from manufacturer. c. Maintenance: Artificial turf must be maintained in like new condition and not allowed to fall into disrepair. During the life of the artificial turf, the Architectural Committee may, in its sole discretion, determine if the turf has deteriorated below acceptable standards of color and/or condition.
at the west end of Oakmont after the Cooperative Settlement and Release Agreement between the City of Santa Rosa and the OVA expires Oct. 31. The board named an ad hoc committee to advise it on a wide range of matters that include future responsibility for ownership and maintenance of the facility and maintenance and upgrade of the site’s footbridge into Annadel State Park. Named to the committee were Alan Scott as chair, along with Hugh Helm, Bob Hartsock and George McKinney. As expected, the board unanimously approved a resolution in support of the latest plan for the Elnoka subdivision just west of Oakmont. Developers of the 68-acre project plan a gated community that includes a new traffic light on Highway 12 east of Melita Drive. The project calls for 475 single family and condo/apartment housing units plus assisted living and memory care. The project is scaled down considerably from the 619 units originally envisioned. Commercial buildings and employee housing have been eliminated. The plan now goes to the city for approval. The board resolution supporting the revised project left room for future negotiations to consider possible emergency access between Elnoka and Stone Bridge, which could include a locked gate, and possible open access for golf carts and pedestri ans. Also, at the request of director John Felton, the board agreed to consider restricting vehicles such as golf carts from the new Berger Plaza. The restrictions, if agreed to, would not apply to assisted mobility vehicles. Referred to the Personnel Committee’s June 17 meeting a recommendation by the Communications Committee for expanding Oakmont’s OVA’s video program on the Internet. The proposal calls for OVA to engage the services of a videographer to provide video coverage of additional meetings and special programs beyond the regular board meetings. These would include selected board workshops and other programs, meetings and community events of special importance and interest. Live streaming of most board meetings would end, but a recorded version would be available online within 24 hours. Committee Chairman Dutch Lichliter estimated the videographer would cost $600 to $800 per month.
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Oakmont Volunteer Helpers Adds New Service
The Volunteer Helpers has added a new service for those that would like someone to shop for them at Trader Joe’s, Oliver’s, PetSmart, Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Michaels and Safeway. All you need to do is call the coordinator’s name which is listed on the inside of the back page of the
JUNE 8: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE ARAB SPRING?
Starting in early 2011, citizens of Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, and Syria poured into the streets to vent their frustration with autocratic, corrupt, and often brutal leaders. Was it really possible that, as the Egyptian protestors chanted, “The Power of the People is Stronger than the People in Power?” Many called it, prematurely, The Arab Spring, and hoped that the popular movements were ushering in a new era off democracy and freedom in the Middle East. Three years on, some of the old rulers are gone, some remain, and most of the people in the region Kathleen Riley are worse off than ever. Seismic shifts are remaking old alliances, hundreds of thousands of refugees are pouring into neighboring countries, and escalating Sunni/Shia rivalries are pushing the region in perilous directions. At the same time, outside influences, notably the US, no longer seem to exert the influence they once did. Retired U.S. diplomat, Kathleen Riley, will present an update and reflections on current issues
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East Recreation Center 7902 Oakmont Dr. Sunday, 10:30 AM–12 noon $3 Donation www.oaksunsym.org in the Middle East. Ms. Riley’s long career included postings in Morocco, Haiti, Egypt, Jerusalem, Paris, Saudi Arabia, and Marseille, as well as Desk Officer for Algerian Affairs in Washington DC. After retiring from the State Department in 2010, she served as Director General’s Representative for Egypt for the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO). The MFO is the international peacekeeping group which monitors the border between Egypt and Israel. Ms. Riley was in Cairo throughout the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and also has unique, specialized expertise in the volatile area of the Northern Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. This presentation concludes the current season. As we enter our summer break, we wish to extend a special thanks to retiring board member K Jenkins who has for many years been a driving force behind the Sunday Symposium’s success. Many thanks also to all of you who attended Sunday Symposium throughout the year. The 2014–15 season begins September 7 with a fascinating presentation on North Korea: The Hermit Kingdom. For further information on the Oakmont Sunday Symposium and upcoming and past programs, please go to www.oaksunsym.org.
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Bowling dates for June: June 10 and 17. No bowling June 3 (Election) and June 24—fourth Tuesday.
CINCO DE MAYO LUNCH
On May 6 we celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a chicken enchilada casserole lunch prepared by Juan and Virgina Fuentes with salad, guacamole and drinks. Our thanks to Juan and Virgina for a great lunch. Everyone enjoyed the event. Results of our Cinco de Mayo bowling event challenge where a bowler must get five strikes in any game or get a score of 155 or 255 in any game to win a $5 Safeway gift card are as follows. All won for five strikes in a game: 1:30 PM League: Germaine Byrne, Sugar Carlton, Margo Chicoine, Peggy Ensley, Gordon Freedman, Mariel Green, Mary Knight, Kathryn Miller, Sandy Osheroff, Bruce Price, Vicki Robinson, Ed Schudel, Robin Schudel, Elmer Swanton, Sandy Wald, and Christian van den Berghe. 3:15 PM League: Mollie Atkinson, Jan Blackburn, Helen Herbert, Valerie Hulsey, Shirley Jaminson, Dick Jones, Valeria Jones, Arlene Keenley, Carolyn Mack, Debbie Miller, Bruce Price, Diane Price, Nicole Reed, Doris Ruh, Virginia Schrock, and Xandra Seiler.
We will have a BBQ lunch on June 10 from 1–2:30 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheese burgers and veggie burgers with all the fixings will be served to our bowlers/substitutes.
RESULTS AS OF May 13 (third week of Summer League)
1:30 PM League: tied for first place, Wii Four and Alley Oops; third place, Pocket Hits; fourth place, Strikers; fifth place, 4 Tops; sixth place, Wild Turkeys. Men’s High Games: Juan Fuentes, 215; Terry Leuthner, 214; Elmer Swanton, 209. Women’s High Games: Germaine Byrne, 280; Robin Schudel, 279; Sandy Osheroff, 268; Vicki Robinson, 248; Kathryn Miller, 235; Sugar Carlton, 233; Mariel Green, 223; Phyllis Jennings, 213; Barbara Newton, 204; Florence Palica, 203. High Game Subs: Don Shelhart, 214. 3:15 PM League: first place, Strikes and Spares; second place, High Rollers; third place, Strike Outs; fourth place, Wii Power; fifth place, Pin Heads; sixth place, King Pins. Men’s High Games: Bruce Price, 268; Scott Harris, 215. Women’s High Games: Jan Blackburn, 269; Pat Stokes, 257; Mollie Atkinson, 237; Diane Price, 227; Debbie Miller, 225; Nicole Reed, 225; Xandra Seiler, 222; Valerie Hulsey, 221. High Game Subs: Terry Leuthner, 247. Thanks to everyone who help set up and tear down all our equipment each week. Anyone who wishes to join the club as a team bowler or substitute bowler, please call Terry at 538-9177 or Sugar at 539-6295 or stop by the West Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 1:30–4:30 p.m., no bowling fourth Tuesdays. See www.oakmontlanes.com for club information and Summer 2014 League Schedule.
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On Monday, June 2, Playreaders will read Time Stands Still by the Pulitzer Prize-winner, Donald Margulies. Time Stands Still is set in the neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. The play centers around two very different couples. James, a writer, and Sarah, a photographer, are journalists who have been covering the war in Iraq. Richard is a close friend and also their editor at a magazine. He is dating Mandy, a much younger woman, who is an event planner. Sarah has just come home after surviving a roadside bomb explosion and she is finding it difficult to settle back into a domestic lifestyle. While James is content to write at home, Sarah’s thoughts are already back in Iraq. Readers are Susan Baggett, Charlie Ensley, Ron White and Sandy White.
Valley of the Moon Rotary Club News Cycles
We are used to seeing the news bombard us with information about missing airliners, mass kidnappings, coal mine disasters and a succession of news stories with one quickly replacing the one before it. The trouble is, some have ongoing developments that are just as important as the initial event. Kazumi Nishio, one of the newest members of the Valley of the Moon Rotary, recently returned from one of her semi-annual trips to Japan and she gave us an update on the continuing recovery there from the earthquake. It doesn’t seem like a real number but there are still 20,000 people missing and presumed dead and over 400,000 are displaced from their homes. Tohoku, one the hardest-hit areas, is still in the process of cleaning up the debris. It is very dispiriting with only 25% of the former residents saying they would return some day. The outpouring of help has been instrumental and of international proportions. The Tokyo Rotary has raised over a quarter-of-a-million dollars and a
Rotary in Allentown has raised $54,000. One of the lingering problems that will continue to plague not only Japan but elsewhere is the ongoing effort to clean up the Fukushima nuclear plant. There is a 40-year plan to finish the project which is hampered by the fact that workers are only allowed to be exposed to very specific amount of radiation. They then must be retired after a year and replaced. As you can imagine, it is difficult finding a willing labor pool. This will have a negative impact on the timetable. In the meantime, the plant continues to leak radioactive water into the ocean. It forms a stream that is meandering slowly across the Pacific. It kills everything in its path and it is estimated to reach Crescent City in another two years. News outlets do the world a disservice in tiring of coverage that seems to have run its course. Things don’t end just because the cameras have left and while they may have lost their shock value, some are stories that we need to keep in our consciousness.
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OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE and SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY PRESENT The Summer 2014—PLACE PROJECT
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Happy & HealtHy aging Ask Your Professional Dear Dr. Bliss~ I cannot get out of bed or out of a chair without extreme pain. My MD said I just have arthritis and osteoporosis. How can chiropractic care help me even though I have osteoporosis or arthritis? Dear patient with Osteoporosis~ There are methods in chiropactic that can gently but effectively releive your pain and stiffness in a relatively short period of time . Call me for your first free consultation so that I can assist you in relieving your pain and make life more comfortable. Call 537-6622 for your complimentary consultation. Dear Home Care professional~ I try to keep an eye on my wife so that she doesn’t fall. For some reason she has been falling quite often & I don’t know why. Is there anything I can do to prevent these falls as I can’t always be at her side? Dear Devoted Husband~ Falls can be serious and change your life forever. Simple fall-prevention measures to consider include reviewing your medications and hazard-proofing your home. Steps towards this are: making an appointment with your doctor, possibly the meds that you are taking may be contributing to falls; wearing sensible shoes, using assistive walking devices and considering home hazards, such as throw rugs, clutter. etc…. Keep moving~ strengthening your core is essential. Visit my blog at www.homeinsteadsonoma.com for fall prevention and other aging related tips. If you have any questions call your chiropractic and home care experts:
Dr. Robert Bliss Oakmont Chiropractic 537-6622 Julieann anderson Home instead Senior Care 586-1516
Reflect on a place that lives large in the mind. It might be a local coffee house, a quiet beach, a great place to watch the sunset. Chances are, each memory is infused with sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings and the importance that place holds in one’s life. Then there is our place, Sonoma County. What gives Sonoma County its sense of place? How have its unique location, history and residents defined it? How has Sonoma County defined the people that live here? There will be a series of on and off-campus explorations into the community, immersing students in the natural and cultural history of Sonoma County. Guided educational off-site visits on various dates
in June will focus on history, art or science. They include: Sonoma Plaza, West Sonoma Historical Museum, Jack London Park, the Di Rosa Gallery, Sonoma County Museum, the Pepperwood Preserve, Laguna De Santa Rosa, and the Osborn Preserve. There will also be lectures on taste in July, focusing on the vast agricultural and viticultural roots of Sonoma County. Speakers from the world of food and wine will offer up gastronomic tales of Sonoma County. Join OLLI on the SSU campus for this new sensory series starting in June. For all the information you need to sign up, get more information and participate, go online to www.sonoma.edu/exed/olli or register by phone, 664-2394. The Osher Lifelong Learning classes in Oakmont will take a break for the season, returning in September with a great line-up for you. Mark your calendars: August 20 will be our Open House, 2–4 p.m. at Berger Center. We will provide more news about our classes as time gets closer. We hope you have a wonderful summer!
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The Oakmont News / June 1, 2014
We keep hearing that the overall goal of the California legislature is to reduce per capita use of urban water by 10% as of December 31, 2015 and 20% by December 31, 2020. The current drought notifications are meant to give everyone a heads up that water conservation is now a mandate and you must make plans for conserving water. Many of you are already ahead of the game and have submitted landscape plans to the OVA Architectural Committee to convert your landscaping to more drought-tolerant plants. We appreciate your proactive cooperation. However, some yards are turning brown and in desperate need of watering. Please understand that the new water reduction mandate does not mean anyone is allowed to stop watering the lawn to the point that it dies. Scaling back the irrigation is one thing but letting the lawn die, particularly the front lawn, is not acceptable. If you want to remove the grass to install more drought-tolerant landscaping, you must first have a landscape plan in place that has been approved by the OVA Architectural Committee. Please keep in mind that no more than 15% of the front or side yard may be covered in decorative rock. Bark is a good addition and filler but covering the front yard with mostly bark and a few plants is not an acceptable alternative landscape plan. We are seeing an abundance of weeds in some yards and also dead bushes, or mostly dead bushes that didn’t survive the winter. Dying grass, dead or mostly dead bushes, an abundance of weeds, landscaping spilling onto the sidewalks, and more than 15% gravel/stone is considered substandard
landscaping by the OVA Architectural Committee. With a little research and planning you will be able to cut back on landscape irrigation. There is a list of drought tolerant trees and plants on the Oakmont website under the Architectural section. The Oakmont Village Community can remain beautiful even in this drought. It is just going to take a little more thought and creativity. Remember, everyone’s property values are at stake!
Oakmont Friends, Clients & Residents You are invited to McBride Realty’s 4th Annual Summer Kick-Off Picnic & Barbeque June 12th 12:00 – 2:00pm We hope you can stop by! (McBride Realty parking lot) 707-538-2270
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June, 2014 This calendar does not reflect all events scheduled. Changes made on or after the 15th may not be reflected.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 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 Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta - Monday CR 12:00 PM LOMAA Board B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Yoga Gentle LW 1:00 PM American Mah Jongg 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 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Bridge Partners Cont CR
10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 10:30 AM Community Church (OCC) BC 11:30 AM Community Church Coffee BCFS 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC
FATHER’S DAY 10:00 AM The Enocureans West Picnic 10:30 AM Community Church (OCC) BC
10:30 AM Community Church (OCC) BC 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 4:30 PM Duffers Potluck UW 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC
7:00 AM Precinct #1122 Election UW 7:00 AM Precinct #1123 Election E 8:30 AM Zumba Fit & Fun LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:00 AM Landscape Imp Comm (LIC) G 10:00 AM Paper Crafting AR 10:00 AM Edgar Cayce Study Group B 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:00 PM Sleep Apnea G 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 3:00 PM Septuagenarian Group B 3:00 PM OVA Board Workshop BC 3:30 PM Cercle Français G 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 West Pool 9:30 AM Watermedia Art Class AR 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:15 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 11:30 AM Lawn Bowling Brown Bag BC 12:30 PM Chess CR 12:30 PM Yoga Gentle LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 2:00 PM Boomer Board Ste 6 2:00 PM OEPC Board B 2:00 PM Zumba Fit & Fun LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR
8:30 AM Qigong LW 8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Bridge Basics 3 Inter CR 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 11:30 AM Tap Practice Beg LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM HICAP D 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:45 PM Push Your Potential LW 4:00 PM Tap Practice Inter LW 4:00 PM Table Tennis UW
7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 3:00 PM Church Concert BC
9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Tai Chi UW 9:00 AM Ceramics AR 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Blood Pressure D 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Tap Class Beg LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:30 PM Bridge CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 1:00 PM Oakmont H.E.A.R.S. B 2:45 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:00 PM Tennis Club Board G 5:00 PM All the Toys Fitness LW 5:30 PM Mimesis (OCC) E 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM Wed. Mah Jongg CR 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW
8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Fitness Club Board B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Yoga Gentle LW 1:00 PM Water Media Wizards AR 1:00 PM American Mah Jongg E 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 7:00 PM Bridge Partners Cont CR
8:30 AM Zumba Fit & Fun LW 8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:00 AM Volunteer Helpers (OVH) Ste 6 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 10:00 AM Edgar Cayce Study Group B 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:00 PM OVA BoD Monthly Mtg BC 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:45 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 3:00 PM Septuagenarian Group B 3:30 PM Cercle Français G 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 Tai Chi UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Blood Pressure D 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Tap Class Beg LW 12:30 PM Bridge CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 2:45 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:30 PM Cafe Mortel B 5:00 PM All the Toys Fitness LW 5:30 PM Bunco UW 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM Book Discussion Group II B
7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Tai Chi UW 9:00 AM Ballet Revisited LW 9:30 AM Watermedia Art Class AR 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 10:00 AM Dominoe Club CR 10:15 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Yoga Gentle LW 2:00 PM Zumba Fit & Fun LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 7:00 PM Documentary Films E 7:00 PM Boomers BC 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR
8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Yoga Gentle LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 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 AR 6:15 PM Line Dancing -BC 7:00 PM Bunco Ladies Night CR
8:30 AM Zumba Fit & Fun LW 8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 10:00 AM LRP Committee EC 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 11:00 AM iPad Sig BC 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 3:30 PM Cercle Français G 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
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
9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Shred-A-Thon BC Pkg Lot 9:00 AM Tai Chi UW 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Blood Pressure D 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Tap Class Beg LW 12:30 PM Bridge CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 2:00 PM Photography Club E 2:45 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:30 PM Cafe Mortel B 5:00 PM All the Toys Fitness LW 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC
8:30 AM Zumba Fit & Fun LW 8:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:00 AM Writing Class Creative D 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 10:00 AM Edgar Cayce Study Group B 10:00 AM SIR 92 Exec Board G 10:30 AM Renegade Readers CR 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:00 AM SIR 92 Luncheon BC 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Chess Drop-In CR 1:00 PM Cribbage CR 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:45 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 2:00 PM LLI Committee B 3:30 PM Cercle Français G 3:00 PM Toxic Waste Pick-Up W Pkg Lot 4:15 PM Balance & Stretch LW 5:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR
8:30 AM Communications Committee B 8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Yoga Gentle LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 2:00 PM OPCUG Q&A UW 3:00 PM Circulo Español Ste 6 3:15 PM Ballet Revisited LW 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 West Pool 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Yoga Gentle LW 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
9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Tai Chi UW 9:00 AM Ceramics AR 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 11:00 AM SIR 53 E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Tap Class Beg LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 2:45 PM Push Your Potential LW 5:00 PM All the Toys Fitness LW 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM Wed. Mah Jongg CR 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW
7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM LOMAA Workshop UW 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Ballet Revisited LW 9:30 AM Watermedia Art Class AR 10:00 AM Dominoe Club CR 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 10:15 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM OCDC B 12:30 PM Yoga Gentle LW 12:30 PM Chess CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 2:00 PM Zumba Fit & Fun LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Sunday Symposium Board Ste 6 4:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:30 PM Pinochle CR 6:30 PM Rainbow Women E
7:15 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Tai Chi UW 9:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Ballet Revisited LW 9:30 AM Watermedia Art Class AR 10:00 AM Domino Club CR 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 10:15 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study Ste 6 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Yoga Gentle LW 12:30 PM Chess CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 2:00 PM Zumba Fit & Fun LW 2:00 PM Finance Committee B 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:30 PM Cardio Fitness LW 6:30 PM Pinochle CR
8:30 AM Qigong LW 8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Bridge Basics 3 Inter CR 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 11:30 AM Tap Practice Beg LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Art Association Board G 1:00 PM HICAP D 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:45 PM Push Your Potential LW 4:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Tap Practice Inter LW
8:30 AM Qigong LW 8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Bridge Basics 3 Inter CR 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 11:30 AM Tap Practice Beg LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM HICAP D 2:45 PM Push Your Potential LW 4:00 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Tap Practice Inter LW
8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 8:30 AM Qigong LW 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 11:30 AM Tap Practice Beg LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM HICAP D 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:45 PM Push Your Potential LW 4:00 PM Tap Practice Inter LW 4:00 PM Table Tennis UW
Monthly Event Calendars are also available online at www.oakmontvillage.com/members.
AR Art Room (new building complex) E East Recreation Center B Meeting Room (new building complex) EC East Conference Room BC Berger Center G Berger Center (old library) BCFS Berger Center Fireside Room LW Lower West Recreation Center CR Card Room (new building complex) Ste 6 In OVA Administration Building D Adjacent to stage in Berger Center UW Upper West Recreation Center
7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 2:00 PM Tease E 5:30 PM Rovers Potluck W
7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:00 AM E-Waste Collection BC Pkg Lot 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 1:00 PM Parkinson’s Support Group B 1:30 PM OAKMUG UW
7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Bocce Bocce Ct 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:30 PM Lawn Bowling 3:00 PM Sha-Boom July 4th BC
The Oakmont News / June 1, 2014
“And Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”—Percy Bysshe Shelley If you missed the April trip to Annie’s Annuals and Cornerstone, it was quite a treat. Don’t miss the next special program.
Thirty-six SIR members participated in the May Fed-SIR-Ex Tournament this month: 25 were members of Branch #92 and one came from Branch #53. When the low nets were calculated a new set of Royals for May materialized. We honor the following players for their low net scores: King—Ken Weber, Prince—Jay Jones, Duke—C. R. Webb. Sweeps winners in the three flights were: first flight—Tom Massip, Ron Friebusch, Noel Schween and John Lillie; second flight—Jay Jones, Mike Reinhardt, Phil Duda and Bob Carter; third flight—
Ken Weber, C. R. Webb, John Clifford and Wil Larsen.
TIME AND GOLF BALLS FLY
Any member of SIR may still play in this year’s Fed-SIR-Ex Tournament if he participates before the August play. New players will be given the average Fed-SIR-Ex points so he will have a chance to win Golfer of the Year or become a flight winner. Those of us who have been playing would like to welcome you to the fun. Bern Lefson at email@example.com is standing by to register you for the next round.
FREE JUNE GARDEN TOUR OPEN TO ALL OAKMONTERS AND THEIR GUESTS
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@ whitridge.org to reserve your spot. Deadline for signup is June 10. WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, June 17, Berger Center TIME: Meet at 9:45 a.m. to form car-pools; tour is from 10 a.m.–1 p.m.; please be on time as we start promptly There is no meeting in July.
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The Oakmont News / June 1, 2014
Rainbow Women sponsor a new project “Make A Room In Your Heart!”
The YWCA needs our help. Every day in Sonoma County a woman makes the difficult decision to leave an abusive relationship. Sometimes, to protect their children or to save their own lives, they are forced to leave with nothing more than their car keys and the clothes they’re wearing. They are desperate and afraid. Their children are traumatized and confused. They need a safe place to stay and a little time to heal. That’s where the YWCA comes in. They run the only Safe House in Sonoma County for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. Oakmont Rainbow Women is sponsoring the renovation of a room in the Safe House. We want to help the Y turn a dark, worn room in the basement into a bright, welcoming place for women and their kids. Our official kick-off for this project was at the Roxanna Ward concert May 31, at the Berger Center. Dawn Silveira, who is the manager, gave a short presentation about the YWCA Safe House and asked for your help. Rainbow Women and the YWCA welcome donations from all Oakmont residents and their friends. If you can help, please make your check payable to “YWCA Sonoma County” and place it in the Rainbow Women’s folder at the OVA Office. We’ll make sure your tax-deductible donation gets to the Y and that your gift is acknowledged. For the May ORW meeting, we had a movie night showing Cloudburst with permission from Wolfe Video Productions. It is a 2011 film starring Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Kristin Booth and Ryan Doucette. It is a tale about Stella (Dukakis) who sneaks into a nursing home to scoop up Dot (Fricker) and take her to Canada to get married. Along the way they pick up a hitchhiker who becomes a part of their lives. It was funny, raucous, and very touching. Thanks to the member who donated the movie and also to the Summerfield Theater for donating the popcorn. Rainbow Women is sponsoring square dancing classes at Oakmont on Fridays from 1:30–3 p.m. in the Upper West Rec. through June 27. Steve Minkin, a professional square dance caller, is teaching the class. Fees per class are $10 per person. Anyone can square dance, even if you have never done any dancing. Please wear secure shoes, leather soles are best but tennis shoes will work. No flip-flops or clogs, you will dance right out of them. And even though the classes have started, it’s not too late to join. There will be no meeting in June. Instead, we will have the third annual Oakmont Gay Pride Picnic. It’s free, it’s a BYOB potluck, and will be held on Saturday,
June 28: Gongyo
Gongyo consists of chanting Nam-myoho-rengekyo and reciting parts of the “Expedient Means” and “Life Span” chapters of the Lotus Sutra. Doing gongyo consistently every day is like engaging in a regular spiritual workout, a daily exercise to develop our life’s most beautiful and noble qualities. You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, June 28 and learn more about the benefits of this Buddhist practice and life philosophy. WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 2:30–4 p.m. WHERE: 20 Glengreen. Look for SGI sign at entrance of Glengreen Street. Monthly SGI Nichiren Buddhist discussion meetings of chanting, study and dialogue are open to all Oakmonters and are free of charge. Call Judy at 5383369 or Pj at 843-7266 for directions or more information. The meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month, except for holidays. See www.sgi-usa.org for additional information on Nichiren Buddhism.
Oakmont Rainbow Women June 14 from 1–4 p.m. in the West Rec. outdoor picnic area. It’s a chance for all Oakmont residents and their friends whether straight or LGBT to celebrate diversity and just have fun. So invite your neighbors and friends from Oakmont and beyond. What is gay pride? In the U.S. June has been designated as gay pride month. Many minority groups, including LGBT people, have had to struggle to achieve their civil rights. People of all ages, from young children who are bullied to older adults who don’t feel safe where they live, can experience discrimination because they are different. “Pride” is used to refer to acceptance and respect for self and others. The picnic is a time for all Oakmont residents and their friends to celebrate diversity. Rainbow Women is growing, and our members are interested in planning even more projects and events. Members, are you willing to volunteer to support Rainbow Women? Please consider signing
Cal Alumni Club
WINE TASTING AT MUSCARDINI CELLARS Thursday, June 12
Join fellow Cal Alumni for a wine tasting on the patio of Muscardini’s Tasting Room down Hwy. 12 in Kenwood. Muscardini Cellars is a boutique producer of artisan Sonoma Valley wines. Owner and winemaker Michael Muscardini has followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, Emilio Alchera, who brought the family tradition from Italy to California in 1935 when he founded the St. Helena Napa Valley Wine Company. Michael continues this tradition with his passion to create handcrafted, small lot varietal wines from some of the best vineyards in the region including the famous Monte Rosso vineyards. His Gold Medal and Best-in-Class wines include Rosato di Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Barbera, Sangiovese, Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tesoro—a super Tuscan-style blend. PROGRAM: Wine tasting with passed bread and cheese DATE/TIME: Thursday, June 12 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. PRICE: $20 per person (limited to 50 people) BOTTLE DISCOUNT: 20% discount off all bottles purchased that day! SIGN-UPS: Flyers have been sent to club members
SADDLE CLUB DINNER AND CAL DISCOVERIES TRAVEL PRESENTATION THURSDAY, JUNE 19
The next Saddle Club Dinner will be held on Thursday, June 19 with cocktails starting at 5 p.m. and buffet dinner at 6 p.m. There will also be a special presentation by the program manager of Cal Discoveries Travel. The menu will be grilled tri-tip roast with charred tomato salsa, grilled chicken, and apple sausage. There will be Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. Bread and rolls will be on each table as well as wine. The price of the dinner is $29.50 for Saddle Club members and $32 for non-members. The price includes cocktails before dinner, tax, and gratuity. Reservations in advance a must and are due by Monday, June 16. Contact Ed Low at 538-7785. The Wild Oak Saddle Club is located at 550 White Oak Drive.
BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Friday, August 15
The Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont has arranged group pricing for the concert on Friday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. Club members have been sent an E-mail with sign up information. For further information about the Oakmont Cal Alumni Club, go to our website at www. oakmontcalalums.org or contact Membership Chair, Bonnie Lukes at 537-9631.
up for a 6–12-month commitment to be on the Board of Directors. Your responsibilities would include attending monthly board meetings and directing or participating in projects suggested by the membership. We need a nine-person board and currently have six. If you’re interested, or even just curious, please send an E-mail to Sue Lebow (slebow@mindspring. com) or me (firstname.lastname@example.org). We can tell you more about the specifics of board membership. 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 6:30–8:30 p.m. If you want more information about our group please contact: OakmontRainbowWomen@gmail.com.
BEGINNING OF SUMMER BBQ AND DANCE
All Oakmont residents are welcome. WHAT: BBQ and Dance Party WHERE: Berger Center WHEN: June 28. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; dinner 5–6:30 p.m.; music 6–9:30 p.m. COST: $20 per member, $23 per members; guest, $35 per person if you are not a members’ guest. Best deal—$32, includes dinner and dance and a one-year membership from the date you join. MENU: BBQ chicken and tri tip, potato salad, green salad, garlic bread, Ray’s famous chili and desert. We will have plates, napkins, chili bowls forks, knifes, spoons, coffee, and lemon water. As always it is BYOB or your favorite soft drink. Back by popular demand Mr. Charley Baker and Company! If you have heard them before, you know why they are coming back. Plan on dancing all night long or just enjoy the great sounds. Either way it is a great time for all. Please make all checks payable to Sha-Boom. You may mail your checks to 7111 Oak Leaf Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. You may also put your payments in our club folder inside the OVA Office in the folder marked Sha-Boom, or you can drop it off at my house.
Table reservation requests
Tables reservations for eight will be available as long as all money and names are put in at one time. If you are with two, three, four or five people we can seat you all together as long as all names and money are in one envelope at one time. Please make sure the name of a contact person and their phone number is also in the envelope. So please get your party together and your payment in early as our events sell out fast. Any questions feel free to E-mail us at email@example.com or call at 539-6666.
THE RAT PACK SHOW ON NOVEMBER 7
If you are interested, please get you checks in by the end of May so I know whether to pay them and have the show or not. Due to the cost of bringing the Rat Pack to the Berger Center I do need to know. I am sure if you are unable to come in November you will have no trouble re-selling your tickets. This show will be Cabaret-style seating and seating is limited. I do think this show will sell out very fast. So please get your checks in now. The Vegas-style show will feature Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Joey Bishop and their three-piece band. All of Oakmont is welcome, not just the Sha-Boom Club Members. All tickets are $30. Look forward to seeing you all there.
The Oakmont News / June 1, 2014
Lap Swim Club
Good to the Last Lap!
Calling all serious lap swimmers... If you are an all-year-round, dedicated lap swimmer, come join the club and connect with fellow swimmers. You will receive via E-mail updated pool notices, assist in maintaining healthy pools and suggest topics for Oakmont News lap swim articles. We swimmers are independent, self-motivated workout people who rarely need another person to enjoy the benefits this sport offers. We each have personal preferences as to time of swim, the day, and the pool. Yet, that being said, keeping our pools healthy and open are issues we all support. As a group, we may be of help to the OVA by being organized and offering our assistance when requested. If this is you, join up by E-mailing lapswim@sonic. net with your name and your E-mail address. The Lap Swim Club pool reps are: West—Katherine Weston; Central—Jim Huseby, East—Corinne Monahan, John and Nancy Crosby.
Saturday Morning Meditation
nTeresa and Tom Woodrum
Free Fitness Class
WHAT: Stretch and Body Conditioning Class WHERE: Berger Center WHEN: Wednesdays from 9–10 a.m. EQUIPMENT: Non-skid yoga mat, athletic shoes, water bottle, small hand towel. Please check with your doctor prior to beginning this or any exercise regimen.
My floor hours, when I’m available for questions, are Monday 8–10 a.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.–12 noon, Wednesday 10 a.m.–12 noon, and Thursday 2–5 p.m. I’m also available for hire for private sessions. Come in see what’s going on at the center.
Workshops: Mondays at 9 am and Thursdays at 4 pm
Week of June 15: Balance Week of June 22: Chest Week of June 29: Intro to Bosu Week of July 6: Upper Back Week of July 13: intro to Balance Ball Week of July 20: Lower Back Week of July 27: Stretching Week of August 3: Legs Week of August 10: Posture/Core Week of August 17: Shoulders Week of August 24: Arms Week of August 31: Abdominals
Orientations: Tuesdays at 10 am and Wednesdays at 11 am every other week
June 17 at 10 a.m., June 25 at 11 a.m., July 1 at 10 a.m., July 9 at 11 a.m., July 15 at 10 a.m., July 23 at 11 a.m., July 29 at 10 a.m., August 6 at 11 a.m., August 12 at 10 a.m., August 20 at 11 a.m., August 26 at 10 a.m., and September 3 at 11 a.m.
Join a drop-in group of 20–25 meditators, which has been meeting every Saturday morning at 10:30 AM since 2005. A 40-minute period of silence is preceded by a short dharma talk about meditation principles, chiefly (but not exclusively) based on Buddhist ideas. We sit in a circle on comfortable chairs, but anyone who prefers to sit formally on a floor cushion is welcome to bring one and use it. I have been a meditator for 35 years, and have been teaching meditation since the mid-1980’s. Beginning meditators are advised to call me in advance at 538-1716 for some tips on the how-tos of sitting. LOCATION: Central Activities Center, Room B
Tai Chi for Beginners
nDr. Kate Ha
Flipturn News Three Pools, Three Temps, Three Choices
West (therapeutic): summer—86° Central: summer—84° East (lap pool): summer—82° East Pool Temp Fluctuations: temperature fluctuations at the West and Central seem to be minor compared to the East lap pool. But things are about to change. Near the end of May a new temp mechanism will be installed along with using updated chemical controls. Also, the OVA staff will decide whether to nightly cover pool and add to water level. Together these should hold the pool temp all day.
nSheila Madden, Facilitator
June 4: Cardio Fitness and Strength work—Betsy Smith June 11: Classical Shape-Up—Nancy Mondy June 18: Cardio Fitness and Strength work—Betsy Smith June 25: Santa Rosa YMCA is providing an instructor If you enjoy these classes, please join the instructors for a series. Cardio Aerobics with Betsy Smith: Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at LWR, $6/class. Aerobics and strength work to great music. Classical Shape-Up with Nancy Mondy: Saturdays, 1–2 p.m. at LWR, $38/4 weeks, $10/class, (415) 9402055. Get your summer body on! Reshape your muscles through dancer’s proper posture and form with extended, fluid movement as the key to strength, balance and grace. Learn to sculpt long muscles with attention to details. Nancy Mondy, as a young teacher, worked with Olympic athletes in cross training. Thank you for your generous donations to the Oakmont Community Foundation supporting the health of our community through physical education. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Bliss D.C. of Oakmont Chiropractic and John Phillips, Oakmont Fitness Trainer. They are generously volunteering their time to serve as safety spotters during class. This is a big class designed for active adults. If you need special supervision, it is advisable to join a smaller class first and consult a personal trainer or medical professional to learn modifications that are suitable to your condition. Participants need to use their judgment and body awareness, altering each exercise to prevent injury. We welcome Oakmont residents. The guest policy for classes has been updated by the board. Guests are able to attend the classes with the resident who invited them. Guests cannot attend classes alone. If class numbers or space is limited, residents have first priority. Please join us.
If you want to find out about this ancient Chinese exercise, come join us in the Upper Rec. Center at 9 a.m. on Wednesday and/or Thursday. Tuition is $75 for a five-class introductory course. Start any time. Pre-registration is required by calling me at 318-5284. No class June l2. If you have problems with balance and stiffness of joints or suffer from stress-related issues or use a walker or cane this may be the class for you. I have been teaching at Oakmont for 27 years and at Sonoma State University equally as long and have also taught through the Lifelong Learning program. I began my studies of Chinese health practices in California and China 43 years ago and love to share my knowledge with others. It is never too late to learn.
Fit & Fun nLynn Seng, MSEd, Instructor
SUMMER RECESS: MAY 21–JUNE 18 CLASSES RESUME JUNE 19
“Exercise not only appears to keep skin younger, it may also even reverse skin aging in people who start exercising late in life, according to surprising new research. Under a microscope, the [research] volunteers’ skin looked like that of a much younger person, and all that they had done differently was exercise.”—New York Times, 4/22/14, D6 Need I say more? If you haven’t done my Zumba yet, when I return come see what my Zumba Fit and Fun can do for you. Exercise, stretch and tone your muscles and memory, and have fun. Beginners welcome: no prior experience with Zumba or any other dance program is necessary. Classes are held in the Lower West Rec. at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings, and 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoons. There is no charge for your first two classes. Successive classes, which do not need to be consecutive, are $10 per week or discounted at five weeks for $40 or 10 weeks for $60. And if you are ready to dance Zumba Fit and Fun twice a week, you can attend both Tuesday and Thursday classes for the cost of one! I look forward to meeting you when I get back!
The Oakmont News / June 1, 2014
Keep your fitness going for the summer! Come exercise to a fun aerobic workout at the Lower West Rec. Center. The class is ongoing and you may join at any time. The aerobic format uses moderate aerobic moves designed to get your heart rate up and work your body! We finish the class with core and balance work. The music is fun and catchy and the class is designed for all levels. Call me at 538-8304 for more information. Bring your friends! See you in class! WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays ongoing. Join any time. First class is free. TIME: Tuesdays 5:30–6:30 p.m., Thursdays 4:30–5:30 p.m. No class June 10 and 12 WHERE: Lower West Rec. Center COST: $6 per class or $40 for eight classes—good for two months INFO: Please bring a mat, weights and water INSTRUCTOR: Me, 538-8304
All the Toys Fitness (Strength and Balance)
Summertime is here! Time for walks, golf and outside activities. Keep balanced and strong by joining us in the lower West Rec. Center Wednesday evenings from 5–6 p.m. for a fun fitness class. Using toys, such as weights, bands, small and large balls and simple moves, we work on strength and balance. 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, bands and a ball if you have them. WHEN: Wednesdays, join any time. First class is free! TIME: 5–6 p.m. No class June 11 WHERE: Lower West Rec. Center COST $6 per class or four classes for $20—good for two months INFO: Please bring water, mat, and weights, balls INSTRUCTOR: Me, 538-8304
PC Users Group
nBarbara G. Dudley
To celebrate summer and provide you with more hours to fritter away, OPCUG takes its summer break from June through August. During that time, Program Meetings (third Mondays) and newsletters are suspended, while Q&A Sessions (second Mondays) continue, and only the August Board Meeting is scheduled. Enjoy your summer!
Q&A SESSION FOR JUNE
For our Question-and-Answer Session on Monday, June 9 at 2 p.m., E-mail your questions to Bob Mandelstam at BobMandel@Psualum.com to allow him to research them with our team of PC experts. (If you prefer, you can access question forms at our website.)
OAKMONT COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER (OCLC) NEWS
Spring classes have successfully concluded. Look for a notice in the Oakmont News or in the OVA Office and outside the OCLC of the next Tech Forum and OCLC Open House to learn about future classes. As always, for more information, go to oakmontlearning.org.
WHAT IS THE OAKMONT PC USERS GROUP?
The Oakmont PC Users Group (OPCUG) meets twice a month to learn about our personal computers and is open to all Oakmont residents. (The Mac users, our compatriots, have their own group.) Find out more at OakmontPC.com.
I am not flexible! Can yoga help?
Many people think they cannot do yoga because they are not flexible. These are the people who many benefit the most from yoga. They may never get “bendy” but flexibility will improve and we need that flexibility as we age to protect us from injury. It’s important to start with a Gentle Yoga class where you can learn at your own pace, in a noncompetitive atmosphere. The emphasis is placed on you and your individual capabilities. Members of Gentle Yoga enjoy the benefits of a medium-size class and individual attention. WHEN: Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30–1:45 p.m. WHERE: Lower West Rec. Center (across from the tennis courts) FEE: $10 drop-in or $60 or 10 sessions (don’t have to be consecutive) INFO: Class is co-taught by Lou and me. Call 5378661 or drop-in REQUIREMENT: Must be able to get up and down off a mat unassisted
DROPBOX! RONNIE ROCHE SATURDAY, JUNE 21
Dropbox is a home for all your photos, docs, videos, and files. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website—so you can access your stuff from anywhere! Dropbox makes it easy to share with others. Who best to show you how to make all of this work for you? Ronnie Roche! Remember there is always time for questions. Plan to come early at 1:30 p.m. for coffee/tea, refreshments and fellowship. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. followed by the program in the West Recreation Center. We look forward to seeing you. Website: http://www.oakmug.org.
Dues are $10 per household. There are three ways to join: at any meeting; a check made payable to OakMUG and sent to Justine Haugen, Treasurer, 8926 Acorn Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95409; or you may put your check into our file in the OVA Office. Members receive a discount on the entire catalog of O’Reilly and Peachpit books.
MAC TECHNICAL HELP
VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT OakmontPC.com
If you need technical assistance with your Mac or accessories, call Ronnie Roche, 573-9649 and Stephen Henry, 542-4668, Certified Apple Consultants. General questions please call me at 539-1598 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEED HELP WITH YOUR PC? GET IT FREE!
iPAD SIG “show up and share”
Here you can find information about upcoming meetings on our Home page, and read timely articles about PC issues on our Past Programs page and past issues of newsletters.
If you live in Oakmont and want personal PC help, group members are happy to assist you, free of charge. Call our experts: Phil Kenny at 538-2075, Dan Gaffney at (916) 878-9538, or Gordon Ramsey at 538-4981.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 24, 11 a.m. PLACE: Berger Center CIRCLE LEADER: Linda Canar
The Grandparents’ Club is preparing an exciting week of summer activities for you and your grandchildren to share. The fun begins on Sunday, July 27 and goes through Friday, August 1. The time schedule is still being worked on. Welcome Party/Carnival: Sunday, July 27 Coin Toss: Monday, July 28 Bingo: Monday, July 28 One Day of Tennis: Tuesday, July 29 Quilting: Tuesday, July 29 Four-Day Tennis Clinic: Tues.–Fri., July 29–August 1 Making Puppets: Wednesday, July 30 Table Tennis: Wednesday, July 30 Robotics: Thursday, July 31 Wii Bowling: Thursday, July 31 Bocce Ball: Friday, August 1
Making Noodles: Friday, August 1 Registration begins on July 1. You will find a registration form in the July 1 Oakmont News. As always volunteers are needed. Please contact Marianne at 5280161 or me at email@example.com if you can help. During this week the Oakmont Golf Club is offering a Junior Golf Camp. Contact the golf course directly at 539-0415 for information and sign-ups. As in the past we will keep our registration fees as low as possible. We can only do this by supplementing the activities from the Grandparents’ Club annual dues. If you haven’t paid the $10 per family annual dues yet please consider doing it now. Dues can be left in our file in the OVA Office. Checks should be made out to Grandparents’ Club or cash is always accepted. Please fill in the form below.
GRANDPARENTS’ CLUB MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Name________________________________________________________________________________________ Mailing address:_______________________________________________________________________________ E-mail ___________________________________________Phone number_______________________________
Please fill in this form and include a check or cash in the amount of $10 payable to Grandparents’ Club. Thank you!
The Oakmont News / June 1, 2014
BEACH BLANKET OAKMONT ON JUNE 28
Have you saved Saturday, June 28 for the Tennis Club Beach Party at the west courts and swimming pool? Terri Somers has planned a super fun day not only for tennis players but also for spouses and concubines. No sign-up sheets, no ability pairings, just find partners when you get to the party. When you get tired of playing tennis, you can join the people who are splashing around in the swimming pool. The Beach Party will end with a brown bag picnic. Throughout all the activities the Beach Boys will take you back to the 1960s with their biggest hits. The swimming pool is too small for Surfin’ U.S.A., but it’s California Dreamin’ all the way!
DAVIS CUP ON JUNE 7
If you aren’t playing in the Davis Cup Tournament, come out to watch the action!
WORLD CUP COMES TO OTC ON JULY 12
Our own OTC twist on the World Cup will take place on July 12. Watch E-blasts for information on this event!
ROUND ROBIN, A SUCCESSFUL MAY EVENT
Sixteen men and 16 ladies hopped onto the courts on May 3 for the Round Robin Tournament. The format was seven rounds of four games each. Every player played every other player, everyone keeping individual scores. The players with the highest scores were the winners. On the east courts, under the direction of Sumner Johnson, eight A-level and eight B-level men competed for the honors. Neil Linneball (who substituted for Bob Rollings, who retired after the first round due to an injury) was the A victor, and Arnie Herskovic was the B champion. On the west courts, George Hasa oversaw eight A-level and eight B-level ladies. The A-level honors went to Leslie Light, and Zlatica Hasa was victorious on the B level. The event culminated with the players enjoying a spread of juice, fruit, Danish, and cookies provided by George Hasa. As Round Robin flew away, it chirped “Another great event! See you next year.”
Round Robin players Judith Fleshman, Diane Linneball, Jonni Schween, and Zlatica Hasa.
OTC WELCOMES CREEKSIDE FOR MAY 10 INTER-CLUB EVENT
Inter-Club Tournaments Director Sumner Johnson extended an invitation to Creekside to come to Oakmont for a May 10 morning of tennis. Sumner rounded up six men, and Eva McGinn
found six ladies to play two sets of men’s doubles, two sets of women’s doubles, and two sets of mixed doubles. The OTC men’s doubles won all four sets. The ladies’ doubles split two and two. The mixed doubles didn’t fare as well, winning one set and losing three. Overall, Oakmont won 7-5! The important thing is that a good time was had by all! OTC provided beer, wine, water, soft drinks, chips, fruit, and pastries at a brown-bag picnic following the tournament. Inter-club tournaments are popular events not listed in the Roster’s official season lineup. They’re like Lucky Strike Extras, for those of you who remember Your Hit Parade. Let’s have more of these inter-club tourneys. Thanks to Sumner for organizing them. And as usual, spectators are welcome.
MEET THE USTA PLAYERS
What a season! USTA Captain Terri Somers not only put together awesome men’s and ladies’ teams, she took extra time and effort to hold clinics and practice sessions along the way. Oakmont Tennis Club applauds her and the players for this season’s USTA matches. Thanks to all who participated! On the men’s team are Ray Baldwin, Terry Brown, Jeff Clemence, Tom Cooke, Rey Frimmersdorf, Neil Linneball, Jim Oswald, Ben Quong, Doug Smith, Vince Taylor, Bill Wrightson, and Armando Zimmermann. These guys really made Oakmont Tennis Club proud, finishing first in the regular season! At this printing, a playoff match may be held on June 4 or 5 here in Oakmont. Call Terri Somers, (925) 876-8074, for details. We’re cheering for you! On the ladies’ team are Gail (from Petaluma), Jill Gossard, Joan (from Bennett Valley), Olivia Kinzler, Leslie Light, Nancy (from Fountain Grove), Janet Ogden, Sharon Oswald, Peggy Potter, Jonni Schween, and Janet Siela. Their opponents were all 3.5 players, and our gals managed to win a total of a 100 games! Well done, ladies! Kudos to all of you.
The plaque commemorating George Amoss who, with the help of Bob Rollings, built the pergola that provides shade for west-court players and spectators.
WHERE: Napa Valley WHEN: Thursday, June 26 TIME: Leave Berger Center at 9:30 a.m.; return about 5 p.m. PRICE: $65 per person Our first stop to lovely Napa Valley is Old Faithful Geyser out of Calistoga. It is one of three geysers in the world designated “Old Faithful” Approximately every 30 minutes, the geyser erupts with steam and scalding water, sprayed 60–100’ in the air. This geyser has also proven to be a reliable predictor of earthquakes. An underground river provides water for the geyser. It’s a famous geyser, too, as it has been featured in numerous publications. We will eat lunch in Napa at Downtown Joes. Lunch choices are the following: Cheddar Cheese Burger, Pasta Primavera or Fish and Chips. Then we head for the Oxbow Market, a public market and a local gathering site for food and wine. While there, we will visit the Napa Distillery: 15 people at a time will taste six different products including Vodka and Rye Whiskey. While waiting for their turn, the rest of the group can walk through the market to taste olive oil, browse the flower market, or have an ice cream. Please indicate your lunch choice when you send your check made out to the Oakmont Walkers to Carolyn Mack, 318 Stone Creek Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Carolyn’s phone number is 537-7347, E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our website: oakmontwalkers.com. If you would like to go on our trips, our annual membership fee is $5. There is also a one-time fee of $6 to have your name imprinted on our Oakmont Walkers Club name badge.
Captain Terri Somers with players Janet Siela, Jill Gossard, Leslie Light, Peggy Potter, and Jonni Schween at the final USTA match of the season.
JOIN THE TENNIS CLUB!
It’s easy to become a member of the Tennis Club. Enjoy tennis (spectators welcome!) and many social events during the year. Just complete the coupon and put it with your check in the Tennis Club folder near the front counter in the OVA Office. Or mail it to Terri Somers, 377 Greenfield Circle.
At the Palace Hotel (photo by Lloyd Douglas)
OAKMONT TENNIS CLUB SIGN-Up Form # of members at $20 each: _________ Check enclosed: $ ___________________ Name (print clearly) ____________________________________________________________________________ E-mail (print clearly) ___________________________________________________________________________ Signature (if agree to publish in roster) ________________________________________________ Date _______ Address ______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone # _____________________________________
On Safari (photo by Lloyd Douglas)
The Oakmont News / June 1, 2014
American Mah Jongg
NEXT MEETING: june 2
Kiwanis Club Of Oakmont
SHRED-A-THON FREE ON JUNE 4 FOR OAKMONT
Now is your chance to shred all those receipts, records and other documents that you want to dispose of securely at no charge to you. The Oakmont Kiwanis Club’s semi-annual Shreda-thon will be here Wednesday, June 4, 9 a.m.–12 noon in the Berger Center parking lot. All Oakmont residents and businesses are invited to bring along their paper items that need to be destroyed securely and Kiwanis members will help you unload and dispose of these items efficiently at no cost. Now is the time to get all that stuff out of your place the easy way.
Our group will be meeting on the first and third Mondays of the month. WHERE: East Recreation Center. CHECK-IN TIME: 12:30–1 p.m. GAME TIME: 1–3 p.m. DUES AMOUNT: $1 per meeting (to be used for parties and club expenses as needed)
Mah Jongg Update
Our teachers are no longer teaching Mah Jongg, so if you have any questions or need more help, I would be happy to help, as well as other players that are at the meeting.
I have also set it up with Carol Jarvis at the Jewish Community Center for those of you who would still like a little more help with the game. WHEN: Second and fourth Tuesdays of every month PRICE: $2 ADDRESS: 130l Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa. It is on the corner just before you get on Hwy. 12 on the right side of the street. Please feel free to still come to our meetings as well. The more you play the faster you will master the game. Thank you so much for supporting the club and making this a fun game for all of us.
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The Oakmont News / June 1, 2014
There are many different ways to report news. Years ago, the daily newspapers were the main source of information. Beginning in 1930, radio and later television news reports brought competition to printed journalism. To maintain their readership, major newspapers started opinionated columns, so readers were able to express their point of view in writing. Some op-ed’s were and are well researched, documented and written. Other opinions were and are to promote further the progress of a cause and support an activity. This lawn bowling column’s primary goal is to promote our sport while still reporting club news. The reason for that is that Lawn Bowling is one of over 110 clubs which Oakmont has for residents to join and enjoy. The fact is that new (younger) residents in our village tend to participate in more physical activities and social events geared to their tastes. For the most part, they are unfamiliar with lawn bowling. For the most part, they hold an image of lawn bowling as being stuffy and for older people unable to perform strenuous exercise. We know that isn’t true. So, this reporter tries to generate interest using anecdotal stories, which in some obscure way tie into lawn bowling. By the way, lawn bowlers often promote their bowls to score points without using a smart phone.
MEN’S PAIRS TOURNAMENT
As promised, here is formal acknowledgement to the 2014 champs. That would be the team of Ed McKee and Jim Macalistaire, who on Friday, May 2 finished with a flurry to take the match and this year’s honors.
Five ask each bowler to bring an appetizer to share and whatever beverage you want to drink. Spouses/ friends are welcome to join the party on the patio after bowling. The party usually starts at 6:30 p.m. All members of the OLBC are encouraged to participate. Future After Five parties are scheduled for June 18, July 9 and July 30.
BROWN BAG MEETING
Congratulations Mr. Ed and Mr. Jim
LEAGUE OF DISTINGUISHED BOWLERS
Three rounds of league play have been completed. There are only five points separating the first and fifth-place teams. Currently, “Triple Threat” has earned and is in possession of the yellow jersey on the leader board. They accomplished that by scoring and impressive victory matching the highest point total in any round so far this season. Can they continue?
“AFTER FIVE”—YEAR three
Early evening lawn bowling is back and the first event was scheduled for Wednesday, May 28. For those who are unfamiliar or can’t quite recall, bowlers gather at 4:40 p.m., players are positioned and start bowling promptly at 5 p.m. There are no sign-up sheets or formal teams in After Five play. Participants may play triples, pairs or cut throat. The goal is to finish bowling and have equipment put away by 6:30 p.m. Then it’s party time. After Five is mainly for socialization, i.e. getting to know lawn bowling members off the green. After
Thursday, June 5 at 11 a.m. the second quarterly meeting of 2014 will take place at the Berger Center. Quarterly meetings are very important for club members to attend so they can voice their opinions on club matters and, perhaps, vote on issues brought to the floor. President Garland will speak regarding the bylaws and past practices of the club. As always, new ideas are welcome for increasing membership and participation in club activities. To see what is on the agenda, please check the bulletin board and try to attend. Your input is important.
THIS COLUMN’S CONCLUSION IS YOUR INCLUSION
Here is an ongoing invitation to try lawn bowling. Oakmonters who are curious about what we actually do are welcome to find out. The best way would be to stop by the green around 9:15 a.m. any day except Sunday and ask a member how to get started. The other easy way would be to contact the greeter of the month and for June that would be Linda Goodwin. Give her a call at 539-6729 and she will be happy to meet with you and set up an opportunity for you to try rolling—you may just find out that lawn bowling is your ticket to fun.
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“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” —Michael Broadbent
“SUMMER WHITES” OYSTER PICNIC Sunday, June 15, 12–2:30 pm, West Rec. picnic area
We’ll be celebrating the start of summer with fresh oysters straight from Tomales Bay and crisp summer wines that go so well with them. The oyster bar, provided and staffed by The Oyster Girls, will feature raw oysters on the half shell served over beds of ice, as well as barbecued oysters straight from the grill. Oysters will be served with the Oyster Girls’ famous mignonette sauces and accoutrements. There will also be a variety of white and rosé wines that pair well with oysters, two different kinds of salads, and fresh French baguettes and butter. And in the spirit of our festivities we’ll be wearing our best summer whites! Price is $50 per person for the Enocureans’ members, $55 for non-members. This price is allinclusive—it includes one dozen oysters per person (raw, barbecued, or any combination thereof), four bottles of wine for each table that seats eight people, two salad choices, bread and butter, tax and service. Event registration is now open.
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To kick-off our event at Benziger, we will take a 45-minute tram tour of Benziger’s biodynamic vineyards with commentary by a member of the winery staff. We will visit the vineyards, fermentation facility, crush pad and the barrel caves. After the tour we will gather on Benziger’s lovely patio for a guided tasting of estate, biodynamic and single vineyard wines, including the 2012 Paradiso de Maria Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 Signaterra West Rows Chardonnay, 2012 Signaterra La Reyna Pinot Noir, 2010 Signaterra Three Blocks Cabernet Sauvignon (San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Gold Medal Winner) and 2011 Obsidian Point Cabernet Sauvignon. There will also be an assortment of cheeses, fruit and nuts to accompany the wines. We will be offered a 20% discount on wine purchases that day, so you may want to buy your favorites to take them home with you as a lovely (and delicious!) souvenir. Registration for this event will begin in June. Cost is $42 for members and $47 for non-members. All Enocureans’ events have a limited capacity, generally 20–40 people depending on the event. Members pay a lower fee and have priority in registration. The membership fee is $15 per calendar year. If you would like to join, register for an event or have any questions, please contact Ellen Leznik at email@example.com.
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Oakmont Art Association
ELECTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
ultra high resolution printing techniques became possible, he began using these photographic advances to create striking images including works on metal. He has won “Best of Show” awards in several venues.
THE BERGER GALLERY
Bonnie Crosse, coordinator of art classes, which are held in the Central Activities Center Art Room, wants to hear from Oakmonters about what types of art classes they would like to have. Call her at 282-9076 or E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New officers were elected at the May 9 meeting of the Art Association. They are: President, Sylvia Davis; Vice President, Jeff Davis; Secretary, Ted Heinrich; and Treasurer, Cathy Rapp. Chairpersons of the various committees were also appointed. Nancy Duncan, Chairperson of Exhibits in the Berger Center, Card Room and OVA Office, announces that art work will change in those areas on July 12. If you are an Oakmont Association member bring your art work to the Berger Gallery by 9:30 a.m. on that date, well framed and with a wire hanger, name and telephone number on the back of the art work. Work that is already there should be retrieved that morning. If you are not a member of the Oakmont Art Association call Joan Rumrill at 282-9074 or E-mail her at email@example.com for more information.
TWO ARTISTS FEATURED IN THE BERGER GALLERY
Two of our Art Association artists are featured on the wall outside of Gallery G and in the fireplace area of the Berger Center for the next few months. They are Betty Franks and Jim Oswald. Betty majored in printmaking and also worked in sculpture and paper making at The California College of Arts in Oakland. She has exhibited her work throughout the Bay Area and abroad and has won awards in juried shows. Currently she is emphasizing assemblages using found objects and handmade paper to create interesting patterns.
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The Water Media Class will continue to meet during the summer at 9 a.m. on Thursdays, but Charles Gresalfi will not teach until fall. The Oakmont Art Critique class, which meets on the third Monday of the month at 1 p.m., will continue during the summer. Elizabeth Wonnacott’s class on the fundamentals of oil painting started on Friday, May 30 from 1:30–4:30 p.m., but will be continuing. So if you are interested give her a call at 595-1332 or E-mail her at ew@ elizabetharts.com. This is a class to learn the basics of oil painting in a small class setting.
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JUNE 5 SHORT HIKE: KORTUM TRAIL
Starting at Shell Beach parking lot, our Sonoma coast hike will walk toward Goat Rock for approximately 1.5 level miles before returning to Shell Beach on the same path. There are great views in both directions. Leave Berger at 9 a.m. Bring water and snack or lunch. Hike leader is Connie Pearson, 538-1508.
JUNE 5 LONG HIKE: BOLINAS RIDGE
The Bolinas Ridge hike is 11 miles that will have two starting points. One at the bottom, near Olema, and the other at the top, on Bolinas Ridge. We will exchange car keys when we meet for lunch. The hike is long but not particularly difficult. It varies between redwood forests and open fields with cows. There are spectacular views and, if we’re lucky, some flowers. Hike leaders are Kathy and Randy Vincent. Bring water, poles, and lunch. Leave Berger at 8:30 a.m.
JUNE 12 INTERMEDIATE HIKE S.F. LANDS END
Walk the Coastal Trail loop from Lands End Lookout to Seacliff and back. Points of interest include the ruins of the fabulous Sutro Baths, Sutro Heights, the Cliff
House, the labyrinth at Lands End and the Palace of the Legion of Honor. Distance is approximately five miles with 650’ of elevation gain, including lots of steps. For interesting historical information search YouTube for “Sutro Baths.” Bring lunch and water. Hike leader is Larry Maniscalco, 5382089. Leave Berger at 9 a.m.
JUNE 19 LONG HIKE: KORTUM TRAIL
Marin Headlands Hikers. (Photo by Keith Sauer)
Walk this coastal trail from Wright’s Beach parking lot to Shell Beach, continue north to Peaked Hill and Goat Rock. Return to complete the 9 or 10-mile hike with about 1000’ elevation gain. Expect beaches,
Hearing Education, Advocacy, Resources, and Support nLynn Seng
Over the months ahead, a fundamental goal of Oakmont HEARS is to obtain and disseminate information on various aspects of living with hearing loss. We will look for and, with your help, find professionals who can educate us about hearing loss and hearing aids, like the new breakthrough technologies that now exist for both less expensive hearing aids, and for greatly expanded control of some hearing aids with smart phones. We will invite representatives of hearing devices to come to Oakmont and demonstrate their products. With you, we will advocate for improved services for individuals and families with hearing loss, e.g., we could begin by requesting improved sound systems in
all the meeting spaces in Oakmont. We will share details of resources identified and utilized among ourselves, and those we learn of through broader media. We will develop methods and means for providing support for each other and for the significant others in our lives who live with our hearing loss. Meetings of Oakmont HEARS are the second Wednesday of each month from 1–2:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held June 11. Questions or suggestions for meeting topics or speakers can be sent to Carol Haggerty at alcarol@ sonic.net. Please join us for our next meeting in room B of the Central Activities Center at 1 p.m. on June 11.
Oakmont Visual Aids Bridge Marathon Luncheon
Our annual Bridge Award Luncheon was held at the Quail Inn on May 14. The event was planned by Florence Boxerman and Selma Sklar and we can thank them 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 2013–14 season: Section 1: first place—Joan McDonnell and Sharon
Oswald; second place—Jean McWhorter and Virginia Rees; third place—Dorrelle Aasland and Josie Ross. Section 2: first place—Rita Kronen and Ruth Blanchard; second place—Peggy Lindell and Jo An Chesnut; third place—Jan Conklin and Josie DiBenedetto. 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 $490.
ANNUAL VISUAL BRIDGE MARATHON SIGN-UP 2014–2015 SEASON
It is sign-up time for next year’s marathon. Please return this form, along with your check for $15, made out to Oakmont Visual Aids, by mailing 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 or Josie Ross at 538-5258, as soon as possible. Deadline for checks is July 25. We will be playing September through April, 2015. Advanced: Name____________________________________________________________ Phone_______________________ Address_______________________________________________________________________________________
Partner________________________________________________________________________________________ Intermediate: Name____________________________________________________________ Phone_______________________ Address_______________________________________________________________________________________
Marin Headlands’ Egret. (Photo by Keith Sauer)
rocks, cliffs and coves, marine life and wildflowers. Bring water, poles, and lunch. Hike leader is Danna McDonough, 595-3946 or E-mail hdmcdono@ comcast.net. Leave the Berger at 8:30 a.m.
JUNE 19 INTERMEDIATE HIKE: ANNADEL Starting from Park Trail Dr., this moderate Annadel hike of 5.5 miles and 500’ elevation gain hike will take Canyon Trail to Lake Trail, around Lake Ilsanjo and back via Spring Creek Trail. Bring lunch, water, and poles. Hike leaders are George and Zlatica Hasa, 8434527. Leave Berger at 9 a.m.
JUNE 26 INTERMEDIATE HIKE SHELL BEACH TO RED HILL
We will hike from Shell Beach to the top of Red Hill, have lunch in a grove of redwood trees, and then return on Pomo Canyon Trail. We should have great views of the ocean and of Jenner if there is no fog. Round trip is 5.4 miles, elevation gain is 950’. Bring lunch, poles, and water. Hike leader is Frank Batchelor, 537-6640. Leave Berger at 9 a.m.
A REMINDER TO ALL HIKERS
It is customary for riders to help drivers with gas costs on hikes away from the local area. A suggested amount is $5/person. For additional information on hiking events, go to oakmonthikingclub.com. Hikes are subject to change due to weather.
NEW HOURS FOR PICKLEBALL ON COURT 4
Effective immediately, Court 4 at East Rec. is available for pickleball all day. The Pickleball Club will host open play Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.–12 noon. Orientation for those interested in learning the game is given every Monday from 10–11 a.m., with balls and paddles provided by the club.
The Oakmont News / June 1, 2014
By the time this article runs, the Magical Mystery Tour will have left town. With all the hits they churned out, it’s really no wonder the Beatles hold such an iconic position in pop culture. We sincerely hope you enjoyed our tribute to the 50-year anniversary of the British invasion. Now, about those Rolling Stones… Get ready for a surprise later this year!
JUNE SOCIAL: WOODSTOCK REVISITED
“Young men with unlimited capital looking for interesting, legitimate investment opportunities and business propositions.” With that intriguing ad in the New York Times, two young men set in motion a series of events that would eventually result in a four-day concert attended by almost halfa-million people. Those people heard some of the most outstanding musicians of that or any other era, including Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, The Grateful Dead and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Our June social this year celebrates Woodstock, the 1969 music festival that
Rolling Stone magazine has called “one of the 50 moments that changed the history of rock and roll.” Here are the details at a glance: WHAT: Woodstock Revisited WHEN: June 19, 7–9 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center PRICE: Free! BRING: Your adult beverage of choice and an appetizer serving 8–10 to share
FOURTH OF JULY event
The next big Boomer event is our annual July 4th happening. We’ll have great BBQ food with all the fixin’s catered by our own Oakmont Market. The Captain Paisley Band will provide the tunes. There is no reserved seating for this event, so if you want to sit with friends, plan to arrive together when the doors open at 5 p.m. to claim a table. The cost of $25 for members and their guests (limit two guests per member) is the bargain of the summer, as it pays for both the band and the food. Punch and mixers will be provided; you just need to bring your own hootch. Registration is open, so now is the time to secure your spot. As always, you can sign up online (recommended) or using the coupon that appears below. Here are the details at a glance. WHAT: Fourth of July event WHEN: July 4, 5–9 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center PRICE: $25 BRING: Your adult beverage of choice and a hearty appetite for great BBQ food
BOOMERS FOURTH OF JULY event RESERVATION COUPON July 4, Berger Center, 5–9 PM
Cost is $25 per member and guests. Limit of two guests per member There is no reserved seating for this event. If you want to sit with friends, plan to arrive together when the doors open at 5 p.m. to claim a table. Unreserved seating (full payment must accompany the reservation) Amount enclosed:_________________ Names:________________________________________________________________________________________ The deadline for reservations is no later than 3 p.m. Friday, June 27. You may also register and pay online at www. oakmontboomers.org. If you have any questions about reservations, please Email: events@oakmont boomers.org.
BIDS FOR BOOBS AUCTION RESULTS
Thank you to everyone who participated in Bids for Boobs. This auction to raise money for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer was a great success, exceeding both expectations and hopes. Overall, the Boomers for Boobs team is very close to hitting their goal of $15,000, so if you missed the auction but would still like to donate, please E-mail the team at email@example.com, visit the team page at http://tinyurl.com/Boomers4Boobs, or leave your check (payable to Avon Walk for Breast Cancer) in the Boomers’ folder at the OVA Office.
Yesterday, our website provider upgraded the Boomer Club’s website to Version 5.0. Anytime a cloud-based provider does this kind of thing, there is the possibility that, in addition to all the spiffy new features this latest, greatest version introduces, there will be—ahem—“issues.” If you encounter any of these “issues,” please let us know right away by sending an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We promise to do our best to address them pronto! And, as always, if you have questions about anything related to the Boomers Club, the website is your best source of information. Go to www. oakmontboomers.org for all the latest.
Movies At Oakmont WHERE: Berger Center SCREENING DAYS AND TIMES: Sundays at 2 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m. evening HOSTS: Holly Blue, Barbara Bowman, Ernie Erler, Al Haggerty, Carol Haggerty, Alexis Paradisoff-Melteff , and Larry Metsger
NOTE: All films are shown with English subtitles when possible Sunday, June 1, 2 pm and 7 pm AMERICAN HUSTLE
Nominated for ten Academy Awards and six Golden Globes, Movies At Oakmont is pleased to show American Hustle at both screenings. This fictionalized account of the “Abscam” scandal of the early 1980s follows con man Irving Rosenfield (Christian Bale) and his lover, Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), as they help an eccentric FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) expose corruption among several members of Congress. This fun, energetic romp highlights the horrendous styles and décor of the ‘70s. A comedy-drama, with exceptional acting and an infectious ‘70s sound track, it’s considered one of the top films of the year. Jennifer Lawrence, portraying Irving’s wife, won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. (2013), R (language, sexual content, brief violence), 138 minutes.
Sunday, June 8, 2 pm QUARTET
A trio of retired opera singers’ annual celebration of Verdi’s birthday sours when their estranged, and most celebrated, fourth member (Maggie Smith) shows up but refuses to sing. Tensions rise and diva drama erupts—will personal problems among the four operatic greats prevent the show from going on? Dustin Hoffman’s deft directorial debut and his casts’ note-perfect performances make this film enormously entertaining. A Golden Globe nomination for Smith. (2012), PG-13, 99 minutes.
Sunday, June 8, 7 pm STRICTLY BALLROOM
Dumped by his partner just before a major dance competition, gifted, but unconventional hoofer Scott is forced to take a graceless neophyte as his new partner. But much to everyone’s surprise, Scott soon turns his unpromising protégé into a topnotch dancer. A quirky and wildly offbeat romantic comedy from Australia, with great dancing and hilarious behind-the-scenes views of the world of ballroom dancing, this film has long been a moviegoer’s favorite. (1992), PG, 94 minutes.
Sunday, June 15—NO FILMS SHOWN—Father’s Day For your refrigerator and/or wallet Sunday, June 1, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: American Hustle, (2013), R, 138 minutes. Sunday, June 8, 2 p.m.: Quartet, (2012), PG-13, 99 minutes.
Sunday, June 8, 7 p.m.: Strictly Ballroom, (1992), PG, 94 minutes. Sunday, June 15: No films shown—Father’s Day See you at the movies!
The Oakmont News / June 1, 2014
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Residential re-roofing, roof repairs, Best prices on Gutter Guard installation! seamless gutters and downspouts. Careful, professional, quality work. Call Quality for less. Bonded and insured, free estimates. Lic. #934256. Call 837Alex, 707-291-0429 5030 (office) or 569-4912 (cell).
HERITAGE ROOFING CO.
Specializing in residential re-roofing. Top quality workmanship. Honest and reliable. Oakmont references. Free estimates. Lic. #673839. 539-4498.
WC’S LOCKS AND KEYS
ZTAXLADY TAX PREP AND BOOKKEEPING
Quality workmanship, reasonable prices, free estimates. 15 yrs. experience. Call Long, 707-332-8419.
Professional, experienced locksmith for all your security needs. Senior discount. Year-round service since 2002. Call today! 539-6268. Wayne Carrington, Need help in bill paying, balancing LCO #2411. a checkbook or organizing papers for your tax return? Specializing in DAN THE HANDYMAN self-employed and rental returns. Helping with your home repair, Reasonable, licensed and bonded. Renee maintenance and improvement needs. L. Cohen, 539-6004. $68/hr., ½ hr. minimum. No dispatch FURNITURE REPAIR or service fees. 10% senior discount. Bonded and insured. Lic. #894070. Dan George’s furniture repair and refinishing, Noar, Owner, 292-4231. antiques and caning. Oakmont references. 30 years experience. Free HANDYPERSON estimates. Call George at 987-3059. All trades, little fix-its and prickly ZAPA TILE INSTALLATIONS puzzles. Plumbing, electrical, assemblies, gardening and pruning too! Great customer service. 12 years $40/hr. Helping Oakmont since 1988. experience, free estimates, Oakmont Lic. #560098. Jay Williamson, 539-5217. references. I’ll work with your budget. Lic. #954364. Call Angel, COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR 707-239-1241.
HOME GREETING SERVICE
Welcoming new residents since 1975. Have valuable local community information given on every visit. If you are new to Oakmont and have not had a home visit, please call Charlotte at 538-9050.
Plumbing, electrical, appliance, heating and air conditioning, general handyman (I can fix just about anything). 30 yrs. experience. Honest and reliable. Lic. #B32925. Call 536-9529, emergency—328-6635.
HOME, FURNITURE REFINISHING, RESTORATION
30 years exp, 6 years Oakmont plus local references. Free estimate, fast professional turnaround. “I love what I do.” Ian Coffelt, (415) 309-6988 or E-mail: FinishIt@wildblue.net. Website: www.furniturerefinishingrepair.org.
ONE WAY PLUMBING, INC.
Dependable, experts serving you and your neighbors with excellence and integrity for over 20 years. Licensed, bonded and insured. Senior discounts available. CA Lic. #854537. Find us on the web at www.onewayplumb. net or call us at 537-1308 for all your plumbing needs.
Oakmont preferred vendor. Interior/ exterior, power washing, decks, wallpaper removed. Will not be undersold. 575-5581. Lic. #834588.
ANYTHING UNDER THE SUN GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND HANDYMAN
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.
ALTERATIONS BY KATHY ANDERSON
Clothing alterations, repairs, updates and household sewing with over 25 years experience. In Rincon Valley. Call 539-0832.
B&J CONSTRUCTION BRUCE JOHNSON, GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Remodeling, kitchens and baths. Reasonable rates. Small jobs OK. Free estimates. Lic. #428073. Call 996-1454.
PAINTING, WALLPAPERING, FAUX FINISHES
Reasonable rates, free estimates, Oakmont references. Lic. #573530. Gary Luurs, 528-8489.
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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
Huge selection of value-priced, new, used and re-conditioned golf carts for sale. Professional repairs, service. Many years servicing our friends in Oakmont. 584-5488.
Want to spruce up your home? Guests this fall? One room at a time or your whole house. Interior and exterior painting. Licensed and insured. Lic. #873519. Call 707-996-4050 for a free estimate.
Oakmont Onsite Personal Computer Services. Call Chuck for all things computer at your home or business. 40+ years experience. $50/hr. Oakmonters receive 20% discount. 293-8011.
VIDEO AND AUDIO TRANSFERS Video tapes, records and cassettes to DVD and CD. Video and audio interviews of life stories. Northern Lights Recording, 576-7240. www. northernlightsrecording.com.
CAL CUSTOM BUILDING SERVICES, INC.
Kitchen, bath, whole home renovation and accessibility expertise since 1979. Lic. #377330. Oakmont Resident. 5799088, www.calcbs.com.
Susan at 539-4861.
SONOMA PATIENT GROUP CANNABIS DISPENSARY
We have daily discounts for seniors and limited delivery. Located at 2425 Cleveland Ave. in Santa Rosa. Call 526-2800.
LION CONSTRUCTION CO.
General Contractor. Residential, commercial remodel and repairs, winterization, tile, cement work. Fences, decks, ADA upgrades. Free estimates. Small jobs OK. Call Frank, 707-4944359. Lic. #875552.
Pre-owned, low cost, low vision CCTV LANDSCAPING, YARD WORK SYS can help. For sale, or rent with Land clearing, clean-up, mowing, option to purchase program. For trimming and hauling. We do it all! Free more information or a no-obligation estimates. Call Temo, 539-2195. demonstration call Jack Donnellan, Lic. #51982. 595-3790.
BC DOOR AND WINDOW PRODUCTS
Since 1988 Specializing in entry doors, windows, screen doors, Hunter Douglas shutters and blinds. In home sales—professional installation. Local references. Lic. #527924. Call Brad Chiaravalle, 539-3196.
DRIVER FOR WOMEN
Services by women, for women! Excellent, dependable transportation to appointments, errands, airport. Fair rates. Call Regina at 596-1463.
HOME COOKED MEALS
From my kitchen to yours, I will cook your favorite meals and deliver to your door. Call Sherry K, 541-6674 or (805) 551-7231.
Need help with errands, shopping, doctor’s appointments, trips to see children, airports? Call John and Lily, Oakmont residents, 537-9834.
Cuddles and companionship for your small pampered pooch (my specialty) BILL KUTZ JR. HEATING AND AIR in my Oakmont home. Experience and Spring A/C and Heating Tune-Up Special references. Call Mary, 537-7609. $89. Expert repair, maintenance and CAREGIVER unit replacement at low rates. 19 yrs. experience. Call Bill, 230-0564. Experienced caregiver with integrity available to help you or your loved one with personal care, meal prep, light PET MAN DAN I am an avid walker and have started a housekeeping, errands, shopping, etc. dog walking, pet sitting business. I have Skillful care delivered with respect and a license with this city and am insured. privacy. Local references. (707) 299-0454. References available. Please call Dan Lennox, 526-9154.
Japanese swords and related items. (707) 938-4436 or (949) 683-3103.
A WOMAN’S TOUCH PAINTING AND COLOR CONSULTING Clean professional workmanship. Call Tracy for estimate, 695-1920. Lic. #775981.
Professional, reliable and commercially insured transportation. Airports, wine tours, sightseeing and the such. Oakmont resident with references. Chris, (707) 265-5018.
NURSE AVAILABLE FOR HOME CARE
I am a home care nurse with varied experience. Reliable and caring. GARDEN TRIMMING Available for 40 hrs., 12-hr. or possible I treat your pets as if they were mine. Trees, hedges and shrubs. Careful work live-in. Call Cynthia at (510) 239-9619. done with an emphasis upon a natural Over 25 yrs. Experience. Dog and cat care. Daily schedules and routines. Day look. Affordable rates, small jobs OK. and overnight companionship. House Richard, 833-1806. sitting available. Insured and bonded. EVERYTHING YOU NEED Call Alix, 637-6267, Sonoma.
NOSE TO NOSE Reasonable, fair and honest. Available PET SITTING IN YOUR HOME for 4 to 24-hr. shifts. References. Call
A personal transportation service for airports, cruises, vacations, family visits, WILLIAM R. KUTZ etc. Oakmont resident, friendly reliable GENERAL CONTRACTOR service. Call Babe or Joe, 545-2850. Renovations, remodels, repairs, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, all your THE COMPUTER home needs. Call Bill Kutz, 575-8335. Lic. TROUBLESHOOTER #769510. Serving Oakmont since 1987. Speedy Service, Friendly Tutoring, complete support for PC’s, Apples and Mac’s, 300+ Oakmont customers served. John Bradford. 578-6305. $40/hour.
FOR YOUR HOME
House and window cleaning, moveout, pressure wash siding, driveways, decks, etc. Commercial, residential. References upon request. 15 yrs. exp. Marthal1041@att.net. Call 542-8720 (home) or 548-9482 (cell).
LYN’S HOUSE/PET SITTING
Reliable, caring, mature and affordable. Call 539-1286 (home) or 480-1224 (cell).
LET ME BUY YOUR DUSTY CAR
Tired of your extra car taking up space in your garage? Call me. Joe, 545-4311.
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Oakmont Village oakmont village association
Hours: M–F 10 AM–4 PM / Tel 707-539-1611 / 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7 OVA E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Info E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.oakmontvillage.com OVA Members-Only Page: www.oakmontvillage.com/members Go to the members only page to view the monthly calendar, Board Meeting Minutes, criminal activity information and more.
Tel 575-7200 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Condominium Financial management (cfM)
Hours: M– Th 10 AM–4 PM Tel 539-0701 / Fax 539-6537 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7 E-mail: email@example.com
Blood Pressure clinic
Wed 10 AM–12 PM, Berger Center, Room D. Contact: Del Baker 539-1657.
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@ peoplepc.com if you would like to have published in the Oakmont News the name and date of death of your loved one.
The following are OVA Guest Pass types and duration: 1) Guest from outside Sonoma County— up to 90 days; 2) House sitters—up to 90 days (OVA host must present written request to OVA Office for approval prior to visit); 3) Guests living in Sonoma County—2 days per card, and no more than 3 cards per month. Guest cards are available during regular hours in the OVA Office. Guests accompanied by their Oakmont host are not required to have a Guest Pass.
Need a ride? give a ride! oakmont volunteer helpers We provide the following services to Oakmont Residents: n Transportation to medical/ dental appointments in Santa Rosa only n Grocery shopping to Safeway (at Calistoga Center only) n
STORAGE UNITS AND PARKING
Call Oak Creek RV & Storage, P.O. Box 2246, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. 707-538-3230
COORDINATOR June 1–15 Bonnie Wigen, 538-3194 June 16–30 Beverly Schilpp, 538-4293
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.
The OVA office has a form listing Oakmont residents who lend out items such as baby furniture and sick room equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.).
Sign-UP PROCEDURE: On the day of the sign up: n At 10 AM, come to the OVA office n An OVA staff person will take your payment and give you your bus seat assignment card(s). (Event tickets will be distributed on the bus). n Payment by check (payable to “OVA”) or cash. No credit cards. n Each person may purchase TWO tickets, only. (After official sign up, additional tickets may be purchased.) CANCELLATION POLICY: 10-days notice is required to assure a refund. Within 10 days, refund paid if your place is filled. There is a 10% cancellation fee on ALL refunds.
Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Daily 5 AM–9 PM. Closed Christmas day.
Lost & found
Located in the OVA office. Unclaimed items will be discarded after 30 days.
POOLS & JACUZZIS
SUMMER SCHEDULE: Access to OVA pools is by magnetic card. Call OVA Office, 539-1611 if you need a permanent new member pool access card or to register for a temporary guest pool access card. West: 8 AM–9 PM (Sat & Sun) 7 AM–9 PM (Mon–Fri) East: 8 AM–9 PM Central: 8 AM–9 PM JACUZZI HOURS: Same as facility. No one under 18 years in West and East pools and Jacuzzis. Central Pool Children’s Hours: 11 AM–2 PM (Exception: 12 Noon –4 PM Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day.) Children must be accompanied by an OVA member or an adult with a valid pool access card. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT ANY OVA POOL. ALL FACILITIES CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY. Please Note: Pool cleaning occurs on Mon., Wed., and Fri. so the pool may not be open until 9 AM on those days.
Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Hours: Daily 6 AM–9 PM. Closed Christmas Day. It is run by volunteers. All donations are gladly accepted. Materials we cannot use will be passed on to others.
The Board of Directors of Oakmont Village Association reserves the right to select those articles submitted for publication that seem appropriate to the purpose of this association.
(Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) Helps seniors with claims, etc. By appointment only. 1-800-434-0222. Berger Center, Room D, on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, 1–4 PM.
OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297
Available in OVA Office Gas Shut-off Wrench.....................................$7 Tennis COurt Key.............................................$2 Vials for Life...............................................FREE resident magnetic access card...............FREE replacements......................................$10 ea Guest magnetic access card................$10 ea Guest Facility use Pass............................FREE Emergency Contacts for Residents This form is confidential and used only in case of an emergency to notify your named contacts.
Hours: Daily 6 AM–10 PM Tel 539-6720 Maintenance Building (next to Central Auditorium)
Public Transportation Available in Oakmont CityBus #16 bus takes residents to 5 different shopping centers weekday mornings and around Oakmont afternoons. n
Sonoma County Transit #30 bus goes to Memorial and Kaiser Hospitals and downtown Santa Rosa. Returns via Oakmont to Sonoma. n
Schedules available at OVA office.
OAS Management Company
Hours: M–F 9 AM–Noon, and 1–4 PM Tel 539-5810 6572 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A (for Association Maintained Homes)
BY OVA ADMINISTRATION Toxic Wast Pick-up West Rec. By appointment June 10 E-Waste Collection Berger Center Parking Lot No appointment June 21 Show Boat S.F. Opera Available June 22 Once Curran Theater Available July 13
2014-2015 OVA board of Directors E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org John P. Taylor, President email@example.com John R. Felton, Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org Andie Altman, Director email@example.com Frances Dias, Director firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Giddings, Director email@example.com Herm Hess, Director firstname.lastname@example.org Alan Scott, Director email@example.com Chuck Chenault, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org Hugh Helm, Secretary email@example.com Association Manager Cassie Turner E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
OVA Board Meeting 3rd Tuesday of the month—1 pm* in the Berger Center *All residents of Oakmont are welcome.
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OVA Trips and Special Events See page 30 for sign-up procedures.
nPenny Gotzmer, OVA Administration
Show Boat at San Francisco Opera
“Ol’ Man River,” “Make Believe,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.” Few musicals have produced as many great songs as Show Boat, and none has proven more important, influential or eternally fresh. A moving sage of tender romance and poignant reconciliation, Show Boat is “full of opportunities for
an ensemble of first-rate singers, actors and dancers to do justice to the magnificent Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II score…..And what a luxury to have a lush-sounding opera orchestra playing the original Robert Russell Bennett orchestrations” (Chicago Tribune). Francisca Zambello’s “smartly staged and handsomely
E-Waste Recycling Event—Saturday, June 21
nLisa Steinman, Waste Management Specialist
To make it more convenient for residents and businesses to dispose of their working/non-working electronics, the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency is partnering with Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire to conduct free electronics collection events. Residents and businesses will have an opportunity to recycle electronics, at no cost, on Saturday, June 21, from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Central Facility Parking Lot in Oakmont, located at 6633 Oakmont Drive. There is no appointment needed for this event. Accepted at the event will be computer equipment (computers, monitors, laptops, keyboards, printers, mice, hard drives, tape and zip drives); consumer electronics such as DVD players, VCRs, gaming devices, stereo components, radios, PDAs, cell phones, cables, etc.; televisions (CRTs and LCDs);
office equipment such as telephones, fax machines, copiers, etc.; and kitchen appliances such as blenders, toaster ovens, coffee makers, microwaves; household appliances such as hair dryers, irons, curling irons, vacuum cleaners. Goodwill will gladly accept other kinds of donations too at this event! You may drop off items in gently used condition such as clothing, furniture, books, shoes, household items, etc. Goodwill will not accept large appliances and large office equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, ovens, stoves dishwashers, air conditioners, water heaters, large copiers, and printers that sit on the floor. Please remove batteries from all devices. Batteries are not accepted at this event. For additional recycling information contact the Eco-Desk at 565-3375 or go to www.recyclenow.org.
Once at the Curran Theater
nPenny Gotzmer, OVA Administration
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience, featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage. Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights…but their unlikely connection turns out to
be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams, not living in fear, and the power of music to connect all of us. We have mezzanine seats with a great view. We usually arrive at Union Square for lunch about 11:30 a.m. and since the Curran is just 1½ blocks from the square we can walk to the theater. The show starts at 2 p.m. This means we will have 2½ hours before the show starts. You can enjoy a leisurely lunch on your own or do some shopping. You might just want to enjoy the square. I am really looking forward to seeing this show! Hope you are. Tickets are $ 119 each and go on sale May 1 at 10 a.m. in the OVA Office.
TRIP: Once at the Currant Theater DATE: Sunday, July 13 TIME: Leave 10 a.m.; return approx. 6:30 p.m. COST: $ 119 ESCORT: Penny Gotzmer SIGN UP: Now in the OVA Office
designed” production (Chicago Tribune), brings to glorious life Edna Ferber’s classic tale. Patricia Racette, Heidi Stober and Nathan Gunn head a dazzling cast. “No one should miss it” (Chicago Sun-Times)! We all know the music and the songs. Treat yourself to hear them in person and at the opera no less! We have Dress Circle tickets for a matinee performance. We will first go to Union Square for lunch on your own, or a bit of shopping, or whatever you choose to do. We usually arrive there at 11:30 a.m. and leave for the opera at 1:20 p.m. This gives you almost two hours at Union Square.
TRIP: Show Boat at San Francisco Opera DATE: Sunday, June 22 TIME: Bus leaves at 10 a.m.; returns approx. 7 p.m. COST: $138 ESCORT: Penny Gotzmer SIGN UP: Now in the OVA Office
Oakmont Community Toxic Collections
Tuesday, June 10 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
Call 795-2025, Mon.–Fri. 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. or leave a message anytime. E-mail: toxicsdisposal@ cleanharbors.com. DATE: Tuesday, June 10 WHERE: West Facility (do not just show up-please make appointment) TIME: 3–8 p.m. LIMITS: 15 gallons of liquid (with a maximum of five gallons per container) or 125 pounds of solid material—never mix chemicals. Place in sealed containers in the trunk, packed to prevent spills. Syringes/needles in sealed, approved Sharps containers. NOT ACCEPTED: Explosives or ammunition, radioactive materials, biological wastes (except syringes), TVs, computer monitors and other electronics, and business waste.
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