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McBride Picnic A Huge Draw

Lifelong Learning Classes Will Resume in Fall

nAl Haggerty

Organizers presented photos from a just-completed visual impact study that was required by the city before any building permit can be issued to build four courts behind the Berger Center where a putting green is now located.

Osher Lifelong Learning Classes, threatened by Sonoma State University’s request for a lease, will resume in the fall thanks to the patience, persistence and steadfastness of the OVA Board. Paul Heidenreich, co-chair of Lifelong Learning, told the board June 16 that the classes “are here to stay” because the board “fought the good fight.” Starting with what Heidenreich called “an onerous eight-page lease,” he said the board successfully negotiated a two-page, easily understood memorandum of understanding. Much of the backand-forth between OVA and the university was handled by Director Bob Giddings. Heidenreich said, “It took time, money, lawyers, insurance companies, patience…did I say patience, to get it done, but it actually happened.” Heidenreich said “hard feelings” aimed at Sonoma State over the issue are unwarranted. He said SSU defied the rules set by the California State University System, “worked with us and did what it thought was right. It’s important that we don’t shoot the messenger.” The program offers classes with no homework and no credit, but a variety of subjects taught by college professors. The board, in an emergency meeting conducted by E-mail, unanimously approved spending an additional $51,000 on the renovation of the West Recreation Center pool, which was previously budgeted at $185,000. Rick Aubert, facilities and maintenance manager, said the bulk of the money is needed to re-pipe water lines and electric conduit which were improperly installed years ago and as a result were destroyed when the deck was removed. Problems with the drains in the ladies locker room showers and with dry rot on the cabana roof also had to be corrected. After approving renewal of the $57,000 contract with the city to operate the Oakmont bus, the board said it would review the contract well before it comes up next year. The city contributes an additional $57,000 to run the bus. The board will explore other options, including the purchase of a bus by Oakmont. Other expenditures approved by the board were $14,000 for new pool cleaning equipment and $13,100 for new audio-visual equipment at the West Recreation Center. Aubert said the pool equipment will replace equipment which was not commercial grade. Pat Barclay, who oversees A/V systems, said the A/V update at West Rec. will make all the systems at the three rec. centers identical so people operating the equipment can move more easily from one to another.

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Close to 500 people turned out on a sunny afternoon for the annual McBride Realty Summer Kick-off Picnic and Barbecue June 18 on the real estate agency’s corner parking lot at Oakmont and Stone Bridge drives. It’s the fifth year McBride has hosted the event, serving hamburgers, potato salad and dessert to all comers.

Pickleball Town Hall Draws Large, Mostly Polite Crowd

nJim Brewer

A town hall meeting on Oakmont’s proposed pickleball courts drew more than 250 residents to the Berger Center June 17 for a well organized three-hour discussion that covered little new ground, but may have helped clarify some of the controversial aspects of the plan.

The Berger Center was full for the June 17 town meeting. (Photo by Paul Ryan) (More photos online at www.

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Lawn Bowlers Medal

nStaff Report

An Oakmont lawn bowling team won silver medals, finishing in second place in the Wine Country Senior Games tournament played on the Oakmont greens June 12–13. A team from Berkeley took first place, and a Leisure Town team won the bronze. Members of the silver medal team were Tom Ternullo, Jim Macallister and Linda Rubio. Another Oakmont team, Mike Harris, Greg Goodwin and James Chang placed fourth. It was the first time lawn bowling has been included in the five-year-old sports program, sponsored by the Council on Aging.

Competitors at the Oakmont bowling green. More photos online at (Photos by Kathy Sowers)

New Oakmont Website Closer to Launch Date

nStaff Report

OVA board members got a preview of Oakmont’s new website that is expected to go live by the end of July. The board last May approved a re-design and update of to improve navigation and ease of use for residents and visitors to the site. Jackie Ryan, chair of the Communications Committee, demonstrated some of the new features, including a dynamic events calendar, emergency information for residents and a spot for daily posting of news and alerts. The biggest change in the updated version is dropdown menus for easier navigation. She said the site will continue to have a reader version of the Oakmont News and postings of news stories See website on page 3


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The Oakmont News / July 1, 2015 CAN’T ATTEND A BOARD MEETING? Watch it online at Board meetings will be available the day after the meeting. Also, check out past videos.

Regular Oakmont Association Committee Meetings

nMarianne Nuefeld

nOVA Administration


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

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

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

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

DATE TIME PLACE* 2nd Mon. Monthly 9–11 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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A quorum of OVA Board of Directors may be present at these meetings. *It is sometimes necessary to change meeting locations and/or dates and times. Please check the Rec. Center bulletin boards for written notice of change or call the OVA office prior to scheduled meetings for confirmation.


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.

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as they happen in the two weeks between printed editions of the paper. Manager’s reports and weekly newsletters are also posted, with archives. As currently available, a video link will take users to Oakmont’s large library of video offerings, which includes board meeting videos and member events. “We will also continue to make short, newsstyle videos for the website to give members and visitors quick glimpses of the activities and lifestyle Oakmonters enjoy,” she said. Members of the Communication Committee developed content for the new site and will continue to

refine that content once the site is launched. “We expect and hope that we will get lots of feedback so that we can continue to improve and modify the site regularly,” Ryan said. “We will also use analytics to monitor where members and visitors go most frequently and focus our efforts on providing information they can use to access information quickly and easily.” The committee also will be conducting small training groups for those residents who would like assistance in using the website and accessing its features. The dates for those sessions have not been announced but they will be held after the site is launched.

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The board also approved a $5,800 contract with Santa Rose Fire Equipment to upgrade the fire monitoring equipment at the East Rec. Center. Aubert said the new system will add off-site monitoring and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Board president Frank Batchelor said OVA is watching developments regarding the abandoned waste treatment plant in Oakmont. The city is trying to determine the legal owner of the plant and named the Oakmont Golf Course and the Berger Foundation in a title action. While the city did not name OVA, Batchelor said the OVA attorney is monitoring the situation. Batchelor addressed earlier comments, in which he indicated members’ comments at board meetings are restricted to the member forum at the start of each meeting. He said the president can take comments from the audience during board meetings if someone with special expertise can add to the discussion. In her report on OVA finances through May 31, Treasurer Elke Strunka said OVA had a cash balance of $2,277,000. This includes $651,000 in the operating fund, $1,024,000 in the asset replacement fund, $487,000 in the capital improvement fund and $115,000 in the catastrophe fund. She reported expenditures of $191,000 from the ARF and $675,000 from CIF. The board approved two new clubs. The Baker’s Dozen Book Club is a casual gathering and discussion for a baker’s dozen of book lovers. The Bridge to Nowhere is a group of eight women who play bridge and will use the CAC card room one morning a month. Those interested need four players. Each group can play any kind of bridge they want.

Letters to the Editor

We welcome letters on community topics from residents or owners. Letters must include writer’s name, Oakmont address and telephone number. Maximum length 250 words and writers are limited to one letter every 90 days. Letters may be edited for length or clarity or to remove comments deemed libelous, inflammatory or personal attacks. Send letters to the Oakmont Village Association, 6575 Oakmont Drive, Suite 7, or by E-mail to


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SRFD Briefing on Annadel Fire Danger

nMarty Thompson

How to deal with the possibility of a forest fire breaking out in Annadel State Park is the topic of a meeting here Thursday, July 9, sponsored by the Santa Rosa Fire Department. Residents of Oakmont and neighboring Wild Oak are invited to the meeting at 2 p.m. in the Berger Center. Fire Department representatives will talk about safety measures, including making sure that wild grass near homes is mowed during the fire season, made worse this year by the drought. Wild Oak residents have related concerns, as they must use Oakmont streets to exit their neighborhood in case of fire. Residents are receiving letters about the meeting from the Fire Department.

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The study by Digital Realm, a Santa Rosa 3-d production firm, did not draw any conclusions. But photos of the site superimposed with court and sound barrier mock-ups suggested that while eye-level views would change, overall panoramic views would not be obstructed. The study photographs can be viewed on the OVA website, The meeting, moderated by OVA Board President Frank Batchelor, was organized by the Ad Hoc Pickleball Committee appointed by the board in the fall of 2013. Other board members, who will make a decision on the proposed project once costs are determined, attended but did not participate because of state laws regulating public meetings. Despite the length of the proceeding and the public comments that followed, there were few rowdy moments. While long on rhetoric, meeting was probably short on significance. There already is wide agreement among board members that the Central Activity site is the best possible location for the courts and that barring prohibitive costs, the project should be given a green light. So far the board has approved about $50,000 for preliminary design and other work necessary to secure a building permit for the courts. “When all is said and done, the ad hoc committee believes that the Central Activities site is the best and most appropriate,” said Noel Lyons, co-chair of the committee. Community concerns, primarily about noise, parking and view obstructions, can be mitigated there, he said, while it cannot at other possible sites like the tennis courts at the East and West Recreations Centers. (A Power Point presentation by Lyons and other members of the ad hoc committee can be viewed on the Oakmont News website, www.oakmontvillage. com/oakmont-news). Several speakers urged board members to go slow. “We have hidden expenses we cannot possibly anticipate with some of our older buildings,” said Evelyn George, who was a member of the OVA Board when the ad hoc pickleball committee was appointed. She said once the board comes up with an estimated cost for the project, it should put it on the bottom of the (priority) list and wait a little longer. Several speakers promised to carry the fight to the city’s planning commission. Resident Mike Baker said he believes much of the community anguish over the project is “not so much about pickleball, it’s the fact that it seems this was preordained from the day it was brought up in 2013. Every vote (by the board) has been unanimous.” Baker said that while board members say they listen to the public, “you haven’t shown that you have. Your mind’s made up. You’re going to go ahead with it. I would hope that today that the board would go out of here with an open mind.”

Letters to the Editor

The column provides an avenue where residents can submit letters to express opinion, criticism or praise. Dear Editor, I am just writing this note to mourn the passing of three species that we have observed in our yard and enjoyed in great numbers for the past 15 years. Now, they are almost non-existent. Quail overran our neighborhood each spring, and neighbors placed boards over the sewer drains during young raising season, so the baby quails would not fall into the sewer as they dutifully followed their clueless parents up the curb to sidewalk level. Our lavender bushes were replete with honey bees, their gentle hum so reassuring. Now, we see only two honey bees covering all our bushes. We used to have a number of bats, probably from the abandoned barns across Hwy. 12, fly over our yard around 7:30 p.m. on summer evenings. They would keep the neighborhood insect free and we were grateful for their presence. They would disappear at the end of summer. We don’t know if they will appear this year, but hope to see them. These ominous signs are truly alarming right in our yard and neighborhood, the passing of our dear animal and insect friends. Anita King To the Editor: Did you know that single person households in Oakmont far outnumber two-person households? But where are all those singles? At most events here, couples far outnumber the singles. Maybe more singles would attend these events, such as Mardigras, Karaoke Nights, Cabaret, Oscar Night, and dinner dances, if tables for singles were provided and reserved. These tables should be clearly designated for singles. I think singles would be less hesitant to venture out alone to these events. A single person could reserve knowing he/she would easily find a seat with other singles. Let’s get more singles out of the house, having fun and enjoying more of Oakmont’s Events! What do you think of this idea? Please call me with your thoughts. Patricia Stanfield, 282-9236 Dear Editor: By my observation, the vast majority of users of gym equipment don’t wipe down the equipment after each use, as the gym rules call for. Wipe downs after use are standard rules at gyms, as a second line of defense (after personal hygiene) to prevent spreading infections such as colds, influenza and the like. It is also a “feel good” practice, knowing you’re using freshly cleaned equipment. I’ve been wiping down equipment both before my use, and then after (out of courtesy to the next user). If the rule is changed to wipe down

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equipment before use, it will serve both believers and nonbelievers of this rule as being based on sound hygiene principles. And I believe most people would wipe down the equipment after their use if they’ve left sweat patches on the equipment. I feel this rule change, along with discretionary post-use wipe downs is a good way to fix the problem. Sincerely, Sohrab F. Dorabji To all Jigsaw Aficionados! It has come to my attention, after several months of checking, that many of you are removing the puzzles that have been donated by other devotees and failed to return them to be recycled. If you retain or destroy them, you are stealing! Really, at our age, we should be above that. Allison Church Dear Editor: The Oakmont Community Foundation was formed in 2007 as a 501 (c) (3) corporation. Through the Foundation, residents can make tax-deductible donations to educational and beneficial programs enjoyed by Oakmonters. We have helped many organizations in Oakmont to achieve their goals: for example Music at Oakmont, Oakmont Health Initiative, audio-visual improvements at the East Rec., Lifelong Learning, the Art Association, Documentary Films, just to name a few. The OCF is presenting an event on July 18, as a first-time effort to raise funds for our treasury. We see a lot of need for augmenting and continuing the wonderful array of activities that Oakmont offers. We also see a need for more donations from our residents, and so we are offering an easy way for you to have a good time for a good cause. An evening of Latin music, with Carlos Herrera on the plaza, Doug Morton’s Latin Jazz Band in concert, a wine tasting with wines from the Annadel Estate Winery with lots of yummy hors d’oeuvres—all of that for $35, $20 of which is a tax deduction for you. Tickets are for sale in the OVA Office. Be sure to write your name on the back of your tickets to be eligible for a fantastic door prize. Susan Millar, Chair, Oakmont Community Foundation

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What’s Growing On at the Community Garden?

nShirley Phillips and Stephanie Wrightson

Great Picnic and New Garden Members!

The Saturday, May 30, Oakmont Community Garden (OCG) picnic at the West Rec. Center Picnic Area, was a huge success with an attendance of over 50. There was tasty food, great conversation and music by the Oakie Folkies.

New gardeners during March and May were welcomed into the garden: Richard Albert, Joe and Marie Penaz, and Jose and Vivian Valencia. Also, welcome to Kath Thomas who is presently joining the garden. With the weather turning warmer, OCG gardeners are busy planting those warm weather crops of squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and others. However, OCG gardener and Sonoma County Master Gardener, Stephanie Wrightson, has this timely advice for the garden:

July Planting

Enjoying the picnic, from left: Marty Thompson, Max Hinchman, Maryann Heublein and Janet Thompson

Go ahead and plant leeks, Swiss chard, heat-tolerant varieties of lettuce, beets, carrots, bunching onions, kale, sweet corn, cucumbers, summer squash, pole and bush beans, artichokes, cardoon and celery. You might also want to think ahead to August gardening and start these seeds in pots during the month of August to be ready for Fall planting: Brussel sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, assorted greens and spinach.

Garden Tasks

• Weed! Don’t let weeds set seed as they compete for water and nutrients. • Take care of moisture needs—most active roots of vegetables are in the first 6–12” of soil. • Fertilize for heavy feeders, side dress with 2” of compost or a complete organic fertilizer. Don’t overdue the nitrogen. • Keep herbs pinched back to discourage bolting and control their size. • Allow flowering plants in your food garden to encourage beneficial insects. • Spray soft-bodied insects with a simple insecticidal soap spray. We all enjoyed the grazing sheep near the Community Garden. Good thing there’s a fence surrounding the garden. For more information about the Oakmont Community Garden on Stonebridge, contact the OCG at E-mail: or call the OVA Office at 539-1611.

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Oakmont Minis

nEd Low and Larry Maniscalco

Your club leaders and their wives joined 14 other Mini’s and their drivers and occupants for NorCal Mini’s June run and annual picnic at Tilden Park. It was a lot of fun and we met some really nice people. It was a hoot to caravan the route together—Mini after Mini—and to acknowledge the waves and smiles from passersby. Our recent attempt to start a Mini Club here in Oakmont did not take hold. So, we would like to encourage Oakmont Mini enthusiasts to consider joining NorCal Minis. Dues are $25 per family per year. The non-profit club sponsors a variety of oneday runs and three-night events. Members receive a membership card, personalized name plate lanyards, club decals, club and vendor discounts, and access to a members-only Google Group. For more information, check out Hope to see you on the road!

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Partners Contract Bridge

nHelen Hargrave

The Partners Contract Bridge group will be playing in the Card Room at the CAC on Monday evenings, July 6 and 20 from 6:45–9 p.m. We keep the same partner throughout the evening and rotate through each table keeping a running score. If you have not played with us, please give me a call at 539-5511, and we will include you and your partner in the group. We are always happy to meet new folks who enjoy bridge!

There is no Garden Club meeting in July.


• Shear ground covers and rock garden plants if crowded and not performing well. Also cut back perennials that have finished blooming, such as nepeta, diascia, salvia and penstemmon. This will force new foliage and keep the blooms coming. • Check for insects and diseases. Have you been picking slugs off of your vegetables and plants? You can remove that slimy slug residue on your hands with a couple of capfuls of inexpensive vinegar. Wash your hands with lukewarm water and repeat if necessary. • Fertilize container plants. • Note particularly successful plant combinations that deserve to be repeated elsewhere in the garden. That way when the fall planting season arrives, you’ll be prepared!

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Oakmont residents and their guests were treated to a very fun outdoors music and food event on May 31. Jointly presented by the Oakmont Village Association and the Oakmont Golf Club, “Music on the Greens” featured very nice food and beverage selections prepared and sold by Patrick Odenthal’s team. At the same time, attendees thoroughly enjoyed listening and dancing to The Back Pages, a very good 60s rock cover band, that was hired by the OVA. The concrete area in front of our driving range became a crowded and lively dance floor! Patrick reports that approximately 450 people attended; and Mike Ash said that we brought in $4,600 in food and drink ticket sales. Unfortunate cool and windy weather caused some folks to leave earlier than planned, so that reduced some food and bev sales opportunities. This picnic and concert came out of joint planning by the two organizations over time, drawing upon the good vibes created when the OGC provided our driving range for the Oakmont Village’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2013. Mike Ash and Cassie Turner provided their respective staffs to make it all actually happen. Patrick especially acknowledges and thanks Marsha Zolkower, the OVA’s event planning expert, for all her promotion, planning and band booking contributions. Heather Pelleriti designed the really cool event poster, by the way. Judging by all the smiles on the dance floor and the many, many friendly conversational gatherings by the attendees, there will be strong support for another picnic and concert event put on by our two organizations in the not-so-distant future. Next time, though, we will ask our planners to work extra hard on including some “Goldilocks Weather:” not too hot and not too cold.


Patrick Bauer has joined Jessica Quayle as a golf instructor here at the Oakmont Golf Club. In addition to having earned all-American honors all four years while playing on the Sonoma State golf team, Pat helped lead the team to a National Championship in 2009. And he was named the Sonoma State Male Athlete of the Year in 2011. Wait! There’s more! Patrick just completed play on June 8 in the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying event in Southern California, having merited that by being in the top five advancing from the local qualifier at Silverado. Only six (out of 112) golfers could advance on June 8. Pat was not among those six, but his having made it that far is a commendable accomplishment. Pat grew up in Colfax, in the Sierra foothills. Now that he has graduated from SSU (business management) he has decided to pursue a career in teaching golf. Thus, he is enrolled in the PGA golf management program, striving for a Class A certification. You can contact Pat (and Jessica) through the West Course Pro Shop to schedule golf lessons. I guarantee that you will enjoy meeting Mr. Bauer, as I have.


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18-Hole Tuesday & Thursday Women’s Club

nEileen Beltrano

Hi there ladies. Happy Birthday to the USA! Did you ever wonder how the red, white and blue flags on most golf courses got started? I guess in 1857, in Scotland, 18-hole rounds just started with eight holes sharing the same green. Going out (the front side) you putted to the white flag and coming back in, you putted to the red flag. After the courses were manicured, the colored flags were used to determine hole’s location. So now ladies, put on your red, white and blue for a fun game this Thursday, July 2. Tuesday’s Club Championship is underway with the second round on July 7 and the final round on July 14. Good luck to all you participants! Now here are the results of Sweeps for the beginning of June.


Low Gross of Field: Eileen Beltrano (91). First flight: first low net, J. Seliga; second low net, E. Beltrano; third low net, L. Leitner; fourth low net, M. Pierce; and fifth low net, K. Murphy. Second flight: first low net tie, J. Early, M.A. Gibbs and R. Nicholson; fourth low net, C. Sharpe; fifth low net, J. DiMaggio. Third flight: first low net, E. Baciocco; second low net, S. Baxter; third low net, B. VanVoorhis; fourth low net, V. Collins; and fifth low net, C. Locke. Fourth flight: first low net, J. O’Toole; second low net, R. Lommari; third low net, T. Siela; fourth low net, H. Williston; and fifth low net, V. Eschelbach.

Congratulations Debbie Kendrick for winning first place in your flight! She’s enjoying lunch with Betty VanVoorhis.


Low Gross of Field: Kathy Mokricky (79). First flight: first low net, K. Mokricky; second low net, W. Hoerr; third low net, J. Seliga; fourth low net tie, G. Manos and Ann Miller. Second flight: first low net tie, D. Kendrick, J. DiMaggio, J. Early and R. Nicholson. Third flight: first low net tie, M.A. Gibbs and L. Kilpatrick; third low net, C. Carroll; fourth low net, R. Lommari. Fourth flight: first low net, V. Collins; second low net, L. Frdiani; third low net, D. Johnson; fourth low net tie, C. Rexford and H. Williston. Did you know that if the ball ends up resting against the flag stick half-way into the hole, you are then allowed to remove the flag? If the ball falls into the hole, it counts as if you had holed it. But if the ball pops out, you need to place it on the lip of the cup and tap it in, for another stroke. So be very careful when that happens! Tuesday has two new members: Jan Conklin and Debbie Kendrick. Welcome! See you out there ladies.

Sweeps winners in their flight, Jane O’Toole and Roberta Lommari


Low Gross of Field: Eileen Beltrano (92). First flight: first low net, E. Beltrano; second low net, L. Clark; and third low net, S. Wood. Second flight: first low net, J. Duport; second low net, K.C. Cote; and third low net, J. Buell. Third flight: first low net tie, C. Carter and C. Locke; third low net, J. O’Toole; fourth low net, B. VanVoorhis.

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Senior Men’s Club

nTony D’Agosta

nJohn Williston

The Spring Eclectic Tournament was completed on May 26. The Summer Eclectic Tournament started on June 22. Normally, we play with our same group week after week so we decided to have a first-time mixer where members played with different members. We had an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start so we all finished at the same time. We had 12 teams and a good time was had by all.

Happy Birthday America! Your birthday party is just three days away. Summer is marching on and the Oakmont Seniors have already passed the half-way point of the 2015 season. Now there are only five play-days left this year. Even the basketball season is over and the days are beginning to shorten again. Take a look at the schedule below and try to take advantage of your fast-disappearing opportunities to support and play with the Oakmont Seniors. Seniors events for June included a long trip to Moraga Country Club and visits to Oakmont by Windsor and Bodega Bay golf clubs:

SWEEPS RESULTS FOR JUNE 1 Terrible Twos, 21 Players

First place tie: Gordon Hopper, Neil Huber, Jim Norem and Charlie Perotti, all with a 20. Fifth place: Noel Schween with a 21. Sixth place: Phil Sapp with a 22. Closest-to-the-pin (four carryovers): Noel Schween, 13’6”, Gary Stone, 22’5”, Phil Sapp, 25’3”, Charlie Perotti, 27’1”.

SWEEPS RESULTS FOR JUNE 8 Individual Low Net, 26 Players

First place: Noel Schween with a 29.5. Second place tie: Jack Robinson and John Munkacsy, both with a 30. Fourth place tie: Gordon Hopper and Tom Massip, both with a 30.5. Sixth place: Wayne Mickaelian with a 31. Seventh place tie: Al Bentham, Dan Sienes and Gary Stone, all with a 31.5. Tenth place: Tony D’Agosta with a 32. Closest-to-the-pin: Gary Stone, 4’11”, Noel Schween, 8’7”, Phil Sapp, 42’3”.

SWEEPS RESULTS FOR JUNE 15 Two-Man Best Ball Mixer, 12 Teams

First place: Greg Carpenter/Dan Sienes with a 25. Second place tie: Pat Hart/Art Boot, Tom Massip/ Jim Norem and Clem Maassen/Phil Sapp, all with a 27. Fifth place tie: Gary Stone/Joel Goodman, Bentham/Neil Huber and Wendell Freeman/Don Schulte, all with a 28. Closest-to-the-pin: Phil Sapp, 10’8”, Noel Schween, 15’2”.


9-Hole Thursday Women’s Club

nBarbara Bowman


On July 2, a large group of Niners will be enjoying a playday using the newly-rated Red Tees of the West course. Niners will be paired with TWOGC members in teams of two for an 18-hole mixer. Trying their skills from new tees and meeting new golfing friends should provide an enjoyable day for the group. Practice your putting, ladies—the game is total putts.

JUNE 4, Oakmont and Orinda at Moraga—Best Two Balls

First place, Gary Novak, Paul Buero, Tom Roberts and Bobby Zachariah, 117; second, Jeff Taylor, Art Hastings, Bill Reinsberg and Jim Brown, 120; third, Bob Bolte, Gary Stone, Tom Tarrab and Jim Yeakel, 120 (card-off); fourth, Tommy Yturralde, Dave Seldon, Steve Oliver and Frank Bonetto, 122; fifth, Jim Scinto, Doug Brown, Dick Larson and Dave Hoppock, 124. Closest-to-the-pin (Oakmont): Art Hastings, 11’9”.

JUNE 15, Windsor and Bodega Bay Golf Clubs at Oakmont— Best Two Balls

First place, Bucky Peterson, Larry Frediani, Steve Newman and Keith Van Note, 114; second, Bill Wellman, Charlie Perottti, Al Matteri and John Horwath, 119; third, Steve Spanier, Andy Frauenhofer, Frank Robinson and Dave Rauch, 120; fourth, Tony Hughes, Bob Matteri, Ben Johnstone and Jim Olmsted, 121. Closest-to-the-pin (Oakmont): Bucky Peterson, 6’5”.

2015 Oakmont Seniors Remaining Schedule

Monday, July 13: Rio Vista and Napa at Oakmont Monday, July 27: Richmond and Marin at Oakmont Tuesday, August 4: at Windsor Thursday, August 27: at Richmond CC Wednesday, September 24: at Marin CC

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Niners Ellie Baciocco, Roberta Lommori and Elaine Foote will be testing the West course’s newly-rated Red Tees in a LWOGC mixer. Enjoy the playday.


Whether beginners or long-time players, everyone can benefit from a review of the rules of golf. The seminar on Wednesday, July 8 at the Quail Inn includes a slide show and a brief presentation before going outside to the putting green and grass end of the driving range for demonstrations. Sign up by July 5.


First flight: first, E. Comaduran; second, E. Baciocco; third, B. Robinson; fourth, L. Kajalainen. Second flight: first, A. Keenley; second, C. Silvas; third, C. Hilliard; fourth, A. Branstetter. Third flight: A. Krajci; second, E. LaPointe; third, J. McDonnell. Fourth flight: first, C. Cunningham; second tie, B. James and D. Kiddoo; fourth, J. Rasore. Chip-ins: Ann Krajci and Josie DiBenedetto.


First flight: first tie, L. Karjalainen and R. Levy; third, C. Carrell; fourth tie, E. Baciocco and D. Johnson. Second flight: first, J. DiBenedetto; second, J. Rockwell; R. Lommori; third tie, A. Keenley and J. Rietow. Third flight: first, E. LaPointe; second, M. Crimaldi; third, H. Williston. Fourth flight: first, B. Bowman; second, D. Kiddoo; third, J. McDonnell; fourth, S. Wood.


The qualifying rounds for our WRENS team begin on July 9. No need to sign up and no entry fee required. Just play golf on the scheduled dates: July 9 and 30, August 13 and September 3. Our team will be composed of the four lowest net finishers. Maximum player handicap is 20 for this tournament. All Oakmont Niners may join the WRENS prior to July 9. photo by Robert Couse-Baker


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The Oakmont News / July 1, 2015

nMarie Haverson

American Mah Jongg Club

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

Attention all Oakmont residents of all ages

If you don’t mind getting out of the house for a few hours on the first and third Monday of every month, if you don’t mind meeting new friends and having a great time in the process, then American Mah Jongg Club is the club for you! Our next Mah Jongg meeting will be on July 6. We meet on the first and the third Monday of every month. Check-in time is 12:30 p.m., games start at 1 p.m. until approx. 3:30 p.m. at the East Rec. Center.

Dues are $1 per meeting. The money is used for club parties and expenses as needed. We still have some openings for experienced players only at this time. For more information please contact me by calling at 539-6666 or E-mail to haversonm@ We have a great bunch of Mah Jongg players. You will have a great time and meet some fun people. So call or E-mail today. Look forward to hearing from you.

Survey of Oakmont Pedestrians PLEASE FILL OUT EASEMENT SURVEY AND SEND ASAP Oakmont pedestrians, let your voices be heard. Keep the pedestrian easement safe. I am a pedestrian who uses the Villages at Wild Oak easement that is situated along Star of the Valley Church driveway, which joins the narrow footpath and connects to Timber Springs Drive, ultimately leading to Annadel State Park. 1. I walk here: Daily ___ Weekly (1 to 4 times) ___ Monthly (a few times) ___ 2. I reside in: Oakmont ___ The Wild Oak Communities ___ Elsewhere ____________________ 3. My age bracket is: Under 21 ___ 21 to 50 ___ 50 to 65 ___ Over 65 ___ 4. I often walk: Alone ___ With children ___ With others ___ 5. I use the pedestrian easement with assistance: Walker ___ Wheelchair ___ Cane ___ 6. I often walk with a dog/dogs on a leash ___ 7. My hearing is: Excellent ___ Fair ___ Impaired ___ I wear hearing aids ___


nSusan Lynn

“There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.”—Jim Morrison, until July 3, 1971. By the time you read this, “We’re So Excited!” the fabulous Poyntlyss Sistars Rockin’ Show Band bash will be history. Our amazing Boomer Event Committee members work so hard all year long to bring us great entertainment, and all of the volunteers who pitch in to set up the Berger Center, decorate, and stay to clean help to make our events that much more memorable. Thanks to all of you. Without our helpers, our parties wouldn’t be nearly as wonderful as they are, so consider signing up when the next email request comes out. On July 16, join your fellow Boomers for Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story at the 6th Street Playhouse. There are plenty of restaurants near the theater, so why not meet with fellow Boomers for dinner before the show? Some groups will be meeting at Chevy’s, Jackson’s, The Pullman Kitchen, and Rosso’s Pizzeria (if you haven’t had the pizza with the fried egg, you owe it to yourself to try it). Curtain is at 8 p.m., so plan to meet early so that you have plenty of time to get to your seats. Order your tickets at www.6thstreetplayhouse. com, and remember to ask for the senior rate! WHEN: July 16, 8 p.m. WHERE: 6th Street Playhouse, 52 West 6th Street COST: $25 for seniors Since we will not be having a formal meeting or social in July, check out the St. Francis Winery’s “Stars Under the Stars” movie series on Thursday nights, or Transcendence Theatre Company’s “Broadway Under the Stars.”

Coming in August August 15—“A Hard Day’s Night”

The Beatles Flashback Band and three food trucks return to the Berger Center for another outstanding show, so save the date. This event is for our members and their guests only, but all of Oakmont is welcome to join us for an outdoor meal. This time Rosso’s Pizzeria, Palooza, and Chicago Style Hot Dogs provide the fare. You just have to bring cash and your beverage of choice.

8. I have had: One ___ More than one ___ negative encounter(s) with cyclists on this pathway. 9. I have had: One ___ More than one ___ “near miss” collisions with cyclists on this pathway. Describe encounters and add any additional comments (attach additional page if needed): _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Name (preferred, but optional) ____________________________________ Date__________ PLEASE RETURN ASAP TO: Pedestrian Pathway Petition P.O. Box 48, Kenwood, CA 95452-8019 (Survey conducted by individual residents of The Villages at Wild Oak and not its Board or The Star of The Valley Church.)

Tickets go on sale on July 15 ($20 pp for members and guests), so watch this space for more information about the show and how to reserve your spot. July 3 is Compliment Your Mirror Day! Stand in front of your mirror with your eyes closed and smile. Now, open your eyes. Isn’t what you see absolutely stunning? Compliment your mirror for sharing such a beautiful person with you.

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The Oakmont News / July 1, 2015

nGreg Goodwin

Parliamo Italiano

Lawn Bowling

The party’s over and 50 years of Lawn Bowling have been celebrated. The focus of the events recognizing the Lawn Bowling Club’s Golden Anniversary was on members participating in various venues to reminisce and have fun. The fun started on June 24 with bowlers from Leisure Town joining our Daily Draw and enjoying our potluck over-the-top lunch. There exists a deep respect between members of the two clubs, which makes for friendly competition. Remembering the year 1965 was the theme of the “Where Were You In 1965” cocktail party held at the East Rec. on June 26. Biographies and photos were on display with prizes awarded to members correctly figuring out who was who. Remember the Newlywed Game? Well, we held our version of the “Not So Newlywed Game” and found out things we never knew about each other. Two videos were shown: one of historical events of 1965 and the other of interviews of club members along with the youtube performances of their favorite songs of 1965. Food, libations and cake was served as the members watched themselves on the big screen. The celebration concluded on Saturday, June 27, the actual day of the Oakmont Lawn Bowling Club being recognized by the OVA as Oakmont’s first official club 50 years ago. The zany reenactment of Sir Francis Drake bowling just before defeating the Spanish Armada touched off the celebration at 1:30 p.m. The charitable Sir Francis Drake Tournament was played at 2 p.m. with a donation presented to a F.I.S.H. representative after the match.

Concluding our remembrance and fun theme was the traditional “High Tea” service at 4 p.m. The day ended with a bonus/encore open mic sing-along with performances by several talented guests.


Two days of grueling heat and tough competition didn’t deter the team Bay Area Bowlers from earning their gold medals in the Wine Country Senior Games Lawn Bowling Competition. Second place, winning silver medals was Oakmont’s very own team of Tom Ternullo, Jim MacAlistaire and Linda Rubio.

Oakmont’s Own Silver Medal Winners: Jim, Linda and Tom

Bronze Medals were awarded to the team from Leisure Town aptly names “Old Guys.” Two of their members are 89 and 86 years of age, which proved that in Lawn Bowling age isn’t as important as the right touch. For photos from this event, go to


The newly-planted grass installed to improve the southwest corner is blending in nicely and will soon open up play on the two end rinks. Again, here is a reminder to visit the club’s website. It is there you’ll be able to view many photos of club activities and get up to date results of tournament play. As always, the club will hold a July 4th Tournament. If you didn’t sign up to play, come by and watch some matches before your afternoon holiday plans.

Wanted Poker Players

nFred Cunha

The Poker Club plays poker on Friday afternoons from 12:30–4 p.m. Interested members may call for details: Louie, 538-2889; Ken, 542-6842; or me at 537-1636.

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nJane Rinaldi

After our June break, come and join us for fun conversation, beginning July 7 (mostly in Italian, but if our conversation becomes too interesting, we sometimes revert to English—but only for a few moments). We meet at our permanent meeting room in the East Rec. Center here in Oakmont every Tuesday from 2–3 p.m. Please call me at 843-7551 for further information. Ciao!

Oakmont Needs You!

nPat Barclay, Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee

The OVA has partnered with the Red Cross to establish emergency shelters in Oakmont. The East Rec. Center, West Rec. Center and Berger Center are now registered with the American Red Cross as emergency shelters to support those in need should a disaster occur. This is an important step in ensuring that we get the help we need, but there is more that we can do! In the event of an emergency, the Red Cross will open one or more of our shelters and will send Red Cross disaster response volunteers to staff them. But that will take time and, if Highway 12 is impassible, the wait for Red Cross volunteers may be measured in days instead of hours. With your help we can eliminate that wait and have our shelters up and running in hours. Red Cross emergency shelters are staffed by volunteers, trained and certified by the Red Cross. The skills they bring cover a multitude of disciplines, many of which don’t require any special knowledge. In addition to medical professionals, these volunteers fulfill clerical, administrative, logistics, food service, and security roles. To aid in a rapid response, the ideal situation for Oakmont would be to have our residents staff the shelters. No wait to have the shelters opened, no wait for a Red Cross disaster response team to arrive. We would be taking care of ourselves! We estimate that, in an absolute worst-case scenario where all three shelters would need to be opened, we would need 90 volunteers to run the shelters 24/7. Our sincere thanks to those 17 residents who have already volunteered—we are on our way! To volunteer, you will need to be trained and certified by the Red Cross. The training is free and would be conducted here in Oakmont. And no one would be asked to travel outside of Oakmont, unless you desire to be part of a Red Cross team sent to other communities who need help. For those who have already signed up, Oakmont is in your debt. We will be contacting you once we have dates set for Red Cross training. If you haven’t signed up and are even a little bit inter ested or curious, we want to hear from you! Please contact Dennis Sabourin at 538-2113 or E-mail us at

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Wii Bowling Oakmont Lanes

nTerry Leuthner, President, and Sugar Carlton, Vice President

Oakmont Lanes Bowling Club is a Bowling League consisting of four-person teams that utilize Nintendo Wii to simulate the experience of bowling without the weight of a bowling ball. Any resident who has the ability of holding a small remote control in their hand while swinging their arm as if they were throwing a bowling ball will be able to join. Anyone interested in joining our club, either as a team bowler or substitute, please call Terry at 5389177 or Sugar at 539-6295, or stop by the West Rec. Center on Tuesdays from 1:30–4:30 p.m. to see us in action (no bowling fourth Tuesdays). See www. for club information and Summer 2015 League schedule. Bowling dates for July: July 7, 14 and 21. No bowling July 28—fourth Tuesday.


On June 16 we were unable to bowl due to the West Rec. being closed. We will extend our Summer League one week to July 21 with playoffs now scheduled for August 4. See www.oakmontlanes. com for new schedule.


July 7 we will have a BBQ lunch from 1–2:30 p.m. while celebrating Fourth of July with a bowling challenge. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheese burgers and veggie burgers with all the fixings are served to our bowlers/substitutes.


Oakmont Lanes will provide Wii Bowling experience for the grandkids on Tuesday, July 28 at the West Recreation Center, from 1:30–3 p.m. Please sign up your grandkids with the Grandparents’ Club.

RESULTS AS OF June 9 (Week #6 of Summer League)

1:30 PM League: first place tie, 4 Tops and Wii Four; third place, Alley Oops; fourth place, Strikers; fifth place, Wild Turkeys; sixth place, Pocket Hits. Men’s High Games: Don Shelhart, 275; Terry Leuthner, 237. Women’s High Games: Phyllis Jennings, 258; Sandy Osheroff, 246; Robin Schudel, 243; Mariel Green, 237; Beverly Thompson, 236; Sue Bowman, 224; Peggy Ensley, 204. High Game Sub: Juan Fuentes, 231. 3:15 PM League: first place, Wii Power; second place, Pin Heads; third place, High Rollers; fourth place tie, Strikes and Spares and Strike Outs; sixth place, King Pins. Men’s High Games: Bruce Price, 299; Juan Fuentes, 238; Mark Attebery, 203. Women’s High Games: Jan Blackburn, 300; Diane Price, 269; Maurine Bennett, 265; Pat Stokes, 232; Betsy Smith, 230; Carolyn Mack, 225; Mollie Atkinson, 218; Doris Ruh, 217; Valerie Hulsey, 212; Nicole Reed, 203; Barbara Koch, 202; Barbara Ford, 201. High Game Subs: Terry Leuthner, 219; Fritzie Amantite, 204.


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It is time to sign up for the August 13 Oakmont Hiking Club’s annual picnic at Jack Rabbit Park at Spring Lake. Check regular schedule for hikes of the day and the website for more details. RSVP Judy Sannar at jim-judy7137@ or 538-2289 for reservations.


This hike will start at the lower parking lot in Jack London State Park, hike to the Wolf House, and return to the House of Happy Walls museum. Hike is about two miles with minimal elevation. We will leave the Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Alan Kelley, 843-3155.


This is a nine-mile hike with about 2,100’ of elevation gain. From Willow Creek near Duncans Mills we will climb to the Islands in the Sky Trail, then descend to the Pomo Canyon campground. A second ascent will take us through two redwood groves to the summit of Red Hill, with spectacular views (weather permitting) of the Russian River and the Sonoma Coast. The hike will terminate at Shell Beach, where a car shuttle will return us to Willow Creek. Bring poles, lunch and water. Hike leader is Maurice Fliess, 536-9382. Leave Berger at 8:30 a.m.


We park at the Crissy Field E Beach parking lot. Tour the Palace of Fine Art, trek through the Letterman Digital Art area, Presidio main post, Officer Country Club. Lunch break will be at Golden Gate Plaza, and return to our cars walking through Crissy Field along the beach. Hike is approximately 5.3 miles with minimal elevation. Bring lunch and water, pole is optional. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Ed Low, 538-7785.

Mt. Tamalpais State Park (photo by Maurice Fliess)


Follow the Tomales Point Trail to the old homestead site for about six miles round trip with around 500’ of elevation gain, expansive ocean views and possible elk sightings. Bring water and lunch. Leave Berger at 9 a.m. Hike leaders are Fred and Lavern Polkinghorn, 538-3738.


This hike starts at the Bear Valley Visitor Center in Point Reyes, veer up onto the Meadow Trail. Take Sky Trail to Arch Rock and have lunch overlooking the ocean. We will return to the Visitor Center via the Bear Valley Trail. The hike is 11.1 miles with an elevation gain of 1,380’. Dress in layers as it can be windy and cold even in July. Also bring a lunch and plenty of water. Meet at Berger and leave at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader is Chuck Chenault, 539-1093.


It is customary for riders to help drivers with gas costs on hikes away from the local area. A suggested amount is $5/person. Hikes are subject to change due to weather.

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Library Lines

nJulie Jones


Dear gentle readers. You weren’t listening! Last time I went on a rant to urge you to return those missing DVD discs from the Oakmont Village Library we only got a few back. So I must demand that you go on a treasure hunt—through those drawers, on those shelves, in those boxes and find those discs. We really need them back. Otherwise we have to deny these great films to the rest of the residents of Oakmont. Here are more of rascals that have wondered away and really want to come home. Drama: The Red Violin, Reign of Terror, Secondhand Lions, The Squid and The Whale, Star Wars Trilogy (Bonus Material), Stardust, Suddenly Last Summer, Syriana, TCM Greatest Classic Films—2-DVD set, They

Might Be Giants, To Catch a Thief, 25 Action Classics—2DVD set (minus disc #1) and Where the Truth Lies. Comedy: Hope: Ultimate Collection 5-DVD set (minus disc #5); Bodies, Rest and Motion Bob; Burn After Reading, The Calendar Girls, Get Smart, Hook, It’s Complicated, Legally Blond 2, Punchline, Sleepwalk with me, To Rome with Love, and Valentine’s Day. T.V.: Murder She Wrote—The Complete Third Season (disc #1 and disc #2); As Time Goes By—Series 4 (minus disc #1); Downtown Abby—Season 2 (minus disc #1); Exit Wounds, The Merv Griffin Show Vol. 1 Greatest Hollywood Legends; North and South—Book 1 (minus disc #1); Persuasion—BBC Amanda Root, The Tudors—2-DVD set (minus disc #1—not sure we ever had it); 30 Rock (minus disc #1), The Way We Live Now—2 DVDs (minus disc #1).

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30 Years Experience


nSusan Millar

WHAT: Concert by Doug Morton’s Latin Jazz group “Del Sol” WHEN: 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 WHERE: Berger Plaza and Concert Hall PRICE: $35 ($20 of the ticket price is your donation to OCF) The Oakmont Community Foundation presents a concert by Del Sol at the Berger Center. There will be wine tasting with Annadel Estate Winery, music by Carlos Herrera, and hors d’oeuvres by Oakmont Market in the plaza at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. The Del Sol group was very popular during our 50th celebration, and if you don’t want to miss this event order tickets from Susan Millar, 537-1995; Bob Chapman, 538-5220; Pat Clothier, 538-2549; or Pat Amedeo, 539-3371. Tickets are also being sold in the OVA Office. Just ask at the counter, write your check for the number of tickets you would like and you can take them home that day! Please write your full name on the back of the tickets in order to participate in our drawing for a special door prize. All donations to the OCF go to Oakmont’s educational and charitable activities.

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


10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


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


10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC 6:00 PM Community Church Event E 7:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s (1) LW 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Pickle Orientation E Tennis Ct #4 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:00 PM LOMAA Board B 12:30 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 Mon Night Contract Bridge CR


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

9:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR 1:00 PM Volunteer Helpers (OVH) BC 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:30 PM Cafe Mortel B 4:30 PM All the Toys Fitness LW 6:15 PM Dance Club Class BC 7:00 PM OVA Wine Tasting Class CR

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

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

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



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

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







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


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



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


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

9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 5:00 PM Sha-Boom BC


7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 5:00 PM Pickleball E


7:30 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:00 PM OAKMUG UW 4:00 PM OCF Fundraiser BC


7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:00 AM Comm Church Event BC 9:00 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 9:30 AM Bridge CR 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Meditation B 11:30 AM Bocce West Picnic 12:00 PM Cal Alumni Reception E


8:30 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 8:30 AM Qigong LW 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Water Fitness Central Pool 10:00 AM Yoga Women’s LW 10:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 11:30 AM Tap Practice Beg LW 12:00 PM Grandparents’ Week UW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:00 PM Push Your Potential LW 3:30 PM Table Tennis UW 4:00 PM Tap Practice Int LW 5:00 PM Model Railroad Display E


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2015

Valley of the Moon Rotary

nRandy Ruark

Highlights of June have been our 15th birthday party hosted by our outgoing president John Brodey and his wife Christi Marcus at their lovely pool-side home in the Villages at Wild Oak. A very fun party and dinner for John’s “debunking” at the Quail Inn. Our regular meetings benefitted from many excellent speakers serving the various organizations we support, both locally and internationally. Recently we heard from representatives from Thrive Networks, formerly known as East Meets West, founded 29 years ago to bring clean water to villages in Vietnam. Since then they have and are serving 2 million people with clean water and improved hygiene and sanitation. Their annual budget is now 16 million, and over 95% goes to their various endeavors. Look them up at

We have been honored with attendance at our breakfast meetings by many of our annual scholarship recipients. Determining who those recipients are has become a larger project due to the many applications we receive. They are selected based upon a wide range of criteria. Their goal can be a vocational school, community college, a university. Some of the needs are unique and they are all to be applauded for their hard work in getting to where they are going. Often a recipient will return and speak to us to report on their progress. Rotary Valley of the Moon has granted over $100,000, in scholarships. Valley of the Moon Rotary is searching for new members. Men and women who want to contribute to the community and the world at large. Contact our membership chair Marie Theilade at 575-6338. Our website is

Two representatives from Thrive, formerly known as East Meets West, addressed us recently. For several years the VOM Rotary Club has supported this international organization in its efforts to bring clean water and sanitation to Vietnam villages.

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The Oakmont News / July 1, 2015

PC Users Group

nJerry Thompson

Oakmont Computer Learning Center (OCLC)

nLinda Canar

Your Mother Taught You to Share

And sharing is good! Many of you have some computers skills that you could share with fellow Oakmont residents. The Oakmont Computer Learning Center (OCLC) is looking for some new instructors and assistants to share their expertise with others. What excites you about using your computer or tablet? What is it you love to do? Can you share that excitement and teach others about it? Is there a hobby you adore—photography, art, sports? Do you love one of the social media formats—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn? Do you use the computer for games? Share your love of modern life with others. Classes can be fairly short (two hours) or longer (four, six or more hours). You don’t have to be a computer expert to teach others. If you frequently use a computer program or application that you would be willing to share with others, we would love to talk with you. Also if you are a potential student wanting to learn a new program that is not being offered in the OCLC schedule, please contact us and let us know your interests. Contact the OCLC at

Our Next Meeting will be in August!

WHEN: Saturday, August 15 TIME: 1:30 p.m. Social, 2 p.m. meeting PLACE: We are meeting at the East Rec.


Dues are $10 per household. Three ways to join: 1) at any meeting; 2) a check made payable to OakMUG and sent to Justine Haugen, Treasurer, 8926 Acorn Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95409; 3) or you may put your check into our file in the OVA Office. Members receive a discount on the entire catalog of O’Reilly and Peachpit books.


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

A free service to our membership

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


WHEN: Tuesday, July 28 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center CIRCLE LEADER: Pam More

nRay and Marie Haverson

Ray’s Famous Country Western Hoe Down And Bar B Que

WHEN: Saturday, August 29 WHERE: Berger Center WHO: Dry Creek Band with Charlie Baker TIME: Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner 5–6 p.m., music 6–9:30 p.m. COST: $30 per member, $33 per member’s guests, $45 per non-member; best deal is $47, includes membership through December 31. MENU: BBQ 1/2 Lb. Burgers, or 1/4 Lb. all Beef Hot Dogs, mixed salad with strawberries, potato salad, Ray’s famous chili, coffee, lemon water, ice and desert. So dig out your western ware and come and enjoy our good old-fashioned Hoe Down. Yee Haw!


August 29: Country Hoe Down BBQ

December 12: Back by popular demand The Rat Pack Holiday Show with a surprise guest star. Tickets are $35 per member, $40 per member’s guest, $55 per non-member not with a member and the best deal is $47 that includes a one-year membership to the Sha-Boom Events Club. Note: This event is already selling very fast so do not miss out on this show. If you are not a member of Sha-Boom Events Club as yet you need to join now as membership has its privileges. Membership is only $12 per year per person from January 1 to January 1—that is only a $1 per month. This year your membership will end on December 31, so you may pro-rate your membership payment at $1 per month for the remaining months of the year. Please include the month you send it. Feel free to call us at 539-6666 or E-Mail: haversonr@ with any questions.

Membership application form

Please place your application in the Sha-Boom folder inside the OVA Office or you can mail it to Sha-Boom at 7111 Oak Leaf Drive, Santa Rosa, California 95409. Please make all checks payable to Sha-Boom Events Club. Name:________________________________________________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone:___________________________ Cell:____________________________ E-mail:____________________________________________________________ Name and date of event_________________________________________________________________________ Guests’ names__________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________

nBarbara G. Dudley

Celebrate July 4th!

Independence Day means enjoying fireworks shows, waving the flag, and honoring our forefathers and our country. Enjoy your celebrations! Just remember, on vacation through August, OPCUG meets next on September 14 for Q&A. Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Although the group is on vacation, the WindowsPC experts remain vigilant! Be sure to send any questions or concerns that you may have about your computers and peripherals to the experts through Bob Mandelstam at He and the OPCUG panel of experts will then review the issues and reply to you via E-mail.


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


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


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

Zentangle™ Art Classes

nBetsy Smith

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


Monday, July 13: No class Monday, July 27: Tangling with grids TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. WHERE: Central Activity Center Art Room COST: $8 per class INFO: All supplies provided. Be sure to register before class starts to have a space. Call me at 3212105 (cell), or E-mail


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2015

Oakmont Health Initiative Free Fitness Classes

nTeresa Woodrum

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

Mondays, 9–10 a.m.: YMCA Healthy Living with JoRene. Aerobic and mat work. Moderate workout. Wednesdays, 9–10 a.m.: An exciting rotation of instructors from YMCA Healthy Living. Aerobic and mat work. Moderate workout. Fridays, 9-10:15 a.m.: New class with Carole Strode, Stretch and Bend. Please welcome Friday’s new YMCA instructor. This class focuses on the basics— breathing, posture, flexibility, stretch. This Friday class is appropriate for healthy adults who are just beginning or returning to exercise after an extended period of time. Exercises are done standing, sitting in a chair and on the mat. Equipment: Non-skid yoga mats, resistance bands (available in class), athletic shoes that are supportive but not too grippy, water bottle, knee cushion, cervical support.

nLynn Seng, Instructor

Summer is here and I know you want to be more active, more engaged. We all do! So please join us for dance exercise. We learn and practice dance routines, building our muscles and our memories. We focus on posture and balance and having a good time and… Well, come check it out. What do you have to lose? All classes are held in the dance studio, lower West Recreation Center. The first two classes are free—just bring your shoes, water and a smile. Classes are discounted at 10 weeks for $60, five weeks for $40, or $10 per week, with no expiration. Feel free to E-mail or call me with questions: or (707) 800-7470. Hope to see you soon. Débutant: Thursdays 1–2:15 p.m. For the beginner or the person who is returning to exercise after an injury or illness, who wants to learn dance steps and routines more slowly, who wants to more slowly build up stamina, muscle strength, and balance, or all of the above! Avancé: Tuesdays 8:30–9:45 a.m., Thursdays 2:30– 3:45 p.m. For the experienced exercise dancer who has been taking the class, has recently done similar dance exercise elsewhere, or has been doing aerobic exercise on a regular basis.

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Fitness Club

Fun 4th of July Workout playlist

Heading to a 4th of July workout? We’ve got an amazing Independence Day playlist just for you! Hey guys, no matter how you plan on celebrating the 4th of July this year, you’re going to need some good tunes. We’ve got an American-inspired playlist coming up! We’re kicking it off with a classic Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA,” then going modern with Katy Perry’s “Firework” hit song. Following is Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem” and another classic rock song from Tom Petty and The Heartbrekers “American Girl.” We’re going up-tempo from there with a song from Kelis titled “4th of July” that sure to get the dance part and the fists pumping at your party. Then Madonna covers Don Maclean’s “American Pie” classic and we groove to some reggae with Bob Marley and The Wailers “Get Up, Stand Up” anthem. Rounding out your Independence Day playlist is Kanye West featuring Estelle with “American Boy,” Green Day’s “American Idiot,” and finally Miley Cyrus “Party In The USA.” For more details on classes and instructors, please visit the Oakmont Health Initiative website: https://

Word to the wise

Good balance and lateral movement are needed to safely participate in the Monday and Wednesday classes. Friday’s Free Fitness class is a gentle stretchand-bend class and a nice place to begin your exercise program. Please check with your doctor prior to beginning this or any exercise regimen.

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nJohn Phillips


I just recently returned from a vacation in June. One of the things I look for when I book a vacation is a resort that has a fitness center. Of course the pictures on the websites always make the center look much bigger than they actually are, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover a fitness center that rivals most. It had state of the art machines, not a universal machine like most centers have, and lots of free weights and room to workout. As I worked out, I began to think: maybe the idea of fitness and being fit had caught on. I mean, why would a resort put so much money into something unless it promoted more income? Then I noticed that there were only four people working out. I asked the trainer if it ever got busy in the center and he said yes that it was the beginning of the slow season, but during the busy season it was quite crowded. Great! To me that means that people are getting the message and that resorts and hotels need to cater to the demand that people should and want to exercise even when they are on vacation. The main reason I bring this up, is because some of the activities I participated in were quite active and of course others not so much. Each activity attracted different people but the one common thing that I noticed was that the more fit, no matter what age, the more they enjoyed the activity. There was no need to watch your step on uneven cobble stones, no asthma attacks and no need to restrict your diet due to diabetes. How much fun would that be? Why go in vacation if you have to watch everything you do? Exercise is more than just staying active, it allows you the freedom to enjoy your life and live. All it takes is one step towards good health. There are so many activities offered in Oakmont. Check out the paper and give some of them a try. Not only are there are some great activities but is also a fantastic way to get involved and meet new people with similar interests. If you have any question about things at the Fitness Center give me a call at 494-9086 or E-mail me at I hold orientation every other Tuesday and Wednesday so give me a call to find out the next available day and time.

nBetsy Smith

Cardio Fitness Aerobics Class

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, ongoing. Join any time. First class is free. No class on Tuesday, July 7, Thursday, July 9, Tues., July 21 and Thurs., July 30 TIME: Tuesdays 5:30–6:30 p.m., Thursdays 4:30– 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Class is held at West Rec. Center COST: $6 per class or $40 for eight classes INFO: Please bring a mat, weights, and water if you have them. We have equipment if you do not have any, so come on down! INSTRUCTOR: Betsy Smith, 321-2105 (cell), bsmith@ Fun, aerobics and friendship are what you can expect by coming to the late afternoon aerobics class. The class is ongoing and you can join at any time. The aerobic format uses moderate aerobic moves designed to get your heart rate up and work your body! We finish the class with core and balance work. The music is fun and catchy and the class is designed for all levels. Call or E-mail me for more information. Bring your friends! See you in class!

Balance and Strength Class

WHEN: Wednesdays. Join any time. First class is free! No class July 8 TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. WHERE: Class is held at the West Rec. Center COST: $6 per class or four classes for $20 INFO: Please bring water, mat, weights and balls if you have them. We have equipment to share, so come on by! INSTRUCTOR: Betsy Smith, 538-8304 (home) or 321-2105 (cell) Better balance and strength are the goals of this class. Start to reach these goals by joining Balance and Strength (All the Toys) class. You can join at any time! Using equipment such as weights, bands, small and large balls and simple moves, we emphasize balance and work on strength. Any fitness level is welcome. You work from your base of strength. Catchy music and meeting new friends are some of the features of this class. Bring yourself, water, mat, weights and a ball if you have them. We do have equipment to share if you do not have any of your own, so please come and exercise with us!

Saturday Morning Meditation nSheila Madden, Facilitator

Join a drop-in group of 20–25 meditators, which has been meeting every Saturday morning promptly at 10:30 a.m. since 2005. A 40-minute period of silence is preceded by a short dharma talk about meditation principles, chiefly (but not exclusively) based on Buddhist ideas. We sit in a circle on comfortable chairs, but anyone who prefers to sit formally on a floor cushion is welcome to bring one and use it. I have been a meditator for 37 years and have been teaching meditation since the mid-1980’s. Beginning meditators are advised to call me in advance at 538-1716 for some tips on the how-to’s of sitting. LOCATION: Central Activities Center, Room B NOTE: Tuesday afternoon meditation has been restored. If you would like to join a group of 8–10 people who simply sit together in silence for 40 minutes, come to the Art Room in the Central Activities Center, from 4–4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays.

The Oakmont News / July 1, 2015

Lap Swim Club

nMelissa Bowers

Good to the Last Lap!

Celebrate, celebrate, and dance to the music! The USA’s Fourth of July-mania falls on the weekend so expect a lot of users, both guests and residents. Enjoy the patriotic spirit. Happy Fourth of July!

Flip Turn News: “Fixing it up!”

Sometimes keeping our pools up to par takes your/ our help. If you notice a leak or a loose faucet, etc., use the website’s direct link to report it. Go to the “Home” page where the tab “Pool Info” is, and there you’ll find its address/link. Or memorize its address which is pretty simple: or its phone, 539-6720. Everyone appreciates it. If not a member and you swim year round, join us. Send name and address to Happy lapping!

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

Tai Chi has been practiced in China for many centuries. Now most Westerners have been exposed to some form of Tai Chi. Harvard Medical School Journal often discusses the benefits of this ancient exercise form, especially for seniors. If you have never been to a Tai Chi class come join Oakmont’s Tai chi Workshop for the Beginner. Classes are small and fun and there is no way you can make a mistake. We concentrate on balance, breath and gentle stretches to soft music. You are encouraged to sit when tired, move when able. The tuition for this five-class workshop is $75. We meet on Thursdays at 9–10 a.m. in the Upper West Rec. (Thursdays do not have to be consecutive). Please call me at 318-5284 to preregister. I look forward to meeting you as I celebrate the month of my 75th birthday and 28 years teaching Tai Chi in Oakmont.

Get Help Preparing or Improving Your Advance Health Care Directive

nMarianne Neufeld and Vickie Jackanich

Are you hesitating to complete your advance health care directive because you have too many questions? Or do you feel uncertain if your current directive properly reflects your wishes? Come get answers and support on Wednesday, July 15 at the Berger Center, 1–2:30 p.m. Representatives of My Care, My Plan: Speak Up Sonoma County will provide guidance by walking us through how to complete a strong personal advance health care directive. The goal is a directive that increases the likelihood that we’ll receive the care we want. At this workshop, we will gather at small tables, each hosted by a My Care, My Plan representative. Help will be offered to support us in clarifying our end-of-life wishes and values, and in understanding how to select a personal agent to speak on our behalf should we become unable due to accident, illness or dementia. Other information will be provided to explain treatment options and procedures that might be offered in a medical crisis or at the end of life.

nLynn Wycoff

This workshop will follow the advance health care planning presentation given on Wednesday, July 8 by My Care, My Plan (also at the Berger Center, 1–2:30 p.m.). The workshop gives us the opportunity to put new information into action. Come on your own, or bring the person you have selected to be your agent, or any family member who might have questions about how to support you in having your health care wishes honored. My Care, My Plan is an advance care planning community initiative formed to encourage people to speak up now about potential future health care decisions. It is a collaboration of organizations and individuals from the private, public, non-profit and volunteer sectors, staffed by the county’s adult and aging division. To register for the July 15 workshop, contact Vickie Jackanich at 595-3054 or (Note that no registration is required to attend the July 8 presentation.)

Bocce News

The Senior Games were a blast and our teams made a good showing. Two of the teams made the cut for the top eight and played the second day. Though neither won a medal it was rewarding to place in the top eight out of 22 teams. As usual the crowd was friendly and supportive, the weather was perfect and refreshments were yummy. We definitely will all return next year. Meanwhile we cheered for the Lawn Bowling teams the following weekend and celebrated our Oakmont winners in golf, swimming, tennis and other sports. We continue to show the world that Oakmonters are great! Next on our local scene is the Independence Day Tournament scheduled for July 11 at 9:30 a.m. at our courts. While others may have already shot off their fireworks, we will have saved all our firepower for that day. Don’t miss it! Also upcoming is our annual picnic on Saturday,

July 25 following the games that day. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the bulletin board for you to choose your contribution. Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m. is the day to host the grandchildren for a bocce experience. Volunteers are needed. It is a lot of fun and you will enjoy the experience. Work continues at the courts as we try to improve some of the little glitches that are bound to show up. Umbrellas are secured, the hand rails fastened firmly and touch-up painting completed. Please note that sometimes projects take several days to complete, hence some of the prep materials remain. Please don’t remove these items (tape, etc.) as it just slows down the progress. Your patience is appreciated. We are still welcoming new members and enjoy adding to our roster of happy players. Come join us soon.

Water Fitness


nCathy Rapp

Ever wonder what the “boom box” class is? The boom box gives us a “third instructor” of sorts. Years ago, an instructor recorded three classes for us. The CDs have a music background with a voice-over of instruction. It’s like having an invisible instructor! The boom box class is a good opportunity to learn the moves in a small group. Just show up around 8:20 a.m. on Friday and “boom box” with friends! Water aerobics classes are being held at the Central Pool for the next few months while the West Pool is under renovation. To add your name to the water aerobics email list and receive news about classes, cancellations in case of rain (really?) or pool closures and our return to the West Pool, contact me at 5379281 or

summer 2015 water aerobics schedule Central Pool until west pool reopens in july—we hope!

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

July 25 Buddhist Meeting

nPennijean Savage

The Buddhist View of Cause and Effect

“If you want to understand the causes that existed in the past, look at the results as they are manifested in the present. And if you want to understand what results will be manifested in the future, look at the causes that exist in the present.”—The Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 2, p. 172. You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, July 25 and learn more about the benefits of this Buddhist practice and life philosophy. WHEN: Saturday, July 25, 2:30–4 p.m. WHERE: 20 Glengreen. Look for SGI sign at entrance of Glengreen Street. Monthly SGI Nichiren Buddhist discussion meetings of chanting, study and dialogue are open to all Oakmonters and are free of charge. Call Judy at 538-3369 or Pj at 843-7266 for directions or more information. The meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month, except for holidays. See for additional information on Nichiren Buddhism.


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2015

nJoan Palma

Grandparents’ Club Summer Activities

The Grandparents’ Club has put together one week of activities that you and your grandchildren can share in. The summer program will run from Sunday, July 26 through Friday, July 31. The fun begins with a Welcome Party/Carnival on Sunday, July 26 from 3–5 p.m. at Oakmont Gardens. Games, prizes, The Balloon Guy, face painting, ice cream, cookies and more! New activities are “Music and Movement” for children ages 2–5 and “Social Time at the Pool” for all ages. Every day we will have a variety of activities for you to choose from. Check out the registration form below for information about the activities we offer. If your grandchild is participating in tennis please have him or her wear scuff-free shoes so our tennis courts will not get marked up. We need lots of coins for our Coin Toss, both foreign and home grown. Donated coins can be left in the Grandparents’ Club folder marked to George McKinney’s attention. Grandparents please let’s follow the rules set for us and our grandchildren at the pool. Swimming will be open to the children at the Central Pool from 1–5 p.m. during Grandparents’ Week. Your registration is not complete until you receive a confirmation from Grandparents’ Club. Please write your E-mail clearly so it can be read. Last day to register your grandchild is July 21.

Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont

nMark Randol


The next Saddle Club Dinner will be held on Thursday, July 16, with cocktails starting at 5 p.m. and buffet dinner at 6 p.m. The menu will be St. Louis Pork Ribs, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green salad. There will be three-berry crisp with whipped cream for dessert. The price of the dinner is $29.50 for Saddle Club members and $32 for non-members and includes cocktails before dinner, tax and gratuity. Reservations in advance a must and are due by Monday, July 13. Please contact Ed Low at 538-7785. The Saddle Club is located at 550 White Oak Drive.


The Oakmont Chapter of the Cal Alumni Club has awarded scholarships of $1,500 each to four 2015 graduates of Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC). The four students will be attending the Berkeley campus of the University of California this fall. The winners of this year’s scholarships are: Angela Church—Mathematics major who intends to teach math at high school or college level; Adelia Greggory—Marketing major who intends to consult and do public relations for non-profit agencies; Pedro Martinez—Mechanical engineering major, interested in renewable energy; and Robert Smith—Economics major, wants to work for the Federal Reserve Bank.


Monday, September 7: Labor Day Picnic with the Straw Hat Band Wednesday, October 21: Fall Dinner, speaker will be Gaye LeBaron Saturday, November 28: Big Game Party For additional information about the Cal Alumni Club, please contact Membership Chair, Bonnie Lukes, at 537-9631, or go to the club’s website: www.

GRANDPARENTS’ CLUB REGISTRATION FORM Grandparents’ name___________________________________________________ Amount included________ E-mail (required for confirmation)_________________________________________ Phone # if E-mail not available_________________________________ Sunday, July 26: Welcome Party at Oakmont Gardens for all ages, 3–5 p.m. # of children________ # of adults________ at $5 per person Monday, July 27, Music and Movement at CAC Art Room, ages 2–5, 10–11 a.m. Only 15 spaces available, others will not be able to participate. # of children________ Ages_______________________ Free Monday, July 27, Coin Toss at Central Pool, ages potty-trained–7, at 1:30 p.m. or ages 8–12 at 2 p.m. Each session will accept 25 children and they must be registered to participate. Ages potty-trained–-7: # of children________ Ages_______________________ Free Age 8–12: # of children________ Ages_______________________ Free Monday, July 27, Family Bingo at Berger Center for all ages, 3:15–4:45 p.m. # of children________ # of adults________ $3 per person Tuesday, July 28, One-Day Introduction to Tennis, West Courts, ages 6 and up, 10–11 a.m. # of children________ Ages_______________________ at $3 per child Tuesday–Friday, July 28–31, Four-Day Tennis Clinic, West Courts (8 and up, tennis experience required), 3:30–5 p.m. # of children________ Ages_______________________ $15 per child for four days Tuesday, July 28, Learn to Quilt at CAC Art Room, ages 7 and up, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Only 12 spaces available, others will not be able to participate. # of children________ Ages_______________________ Free Tuesday, July 28, Wii Bowling at Upper West Rec. Center, ages 6 and up, 1:30–3 p.m. Only 24 spaces available at each session, others will not be able to participate. Two sessions available: Session 1 at 1:30–2:15 p.m. or Session 2 at 2:15–3 p.m. Session 1: # of children________ Ages_______________________ $3 per child Session 2: # of children________ Ages_______________________ $3 per child Wednesday, July 29, Puppet Play at CAC (ages 3 and up, must be accompanied by a grandparent). Only 12 spaces available in each session, others will not be able to participate. Two sessions available: Session 1 at 10–10:45 a.m. or Session 2 at 11–11:45 a.m. All materials provided to make a sock puppet. Session 1: # of children________ at $3 per child Session 2: # of children________ at $3 per child Wednesday, July 29, Table Tennis at Upper West Rec. Center, ages 6–16. Only 16 spaces available per session, others will not be able to participate. Two sessions available: Session 1 at 2:30–3:30 p.m. or Session 2 at 3:30–4:30 p.m. Session 1: #of children________ at $3 per child Session 2: #of children________ at $3 per child Wednesday, Family Fun Night at West BBQ area—pizza and games for all, 5–7 p.m. Only spaces for first 50 children who register with no limit on amount of adults. # of children________ # of adults________ at $7 per person Thursday, July 30, Robotics at Berger Center, ages 6–16, 10–11:30 a.m. # of children________ Ages_______________________ at $3 per child Thursday, July 30, Social Time at the Pool, all ages, 1–3 p.m. No registration required, just show up and have fun! Friday, July 31, Bocce Ball at West Rec. Center Bocce Ball Courts, ages 6 and up, 10–11:30 a.m. Only 24 spaces available, others will not be able to participate. # of children________ at $3 per child Friday, July 31, Making Pasta Noodles at West Rec. Center, ages 7 and up, 12:30–2 p.m. Only 12 spaces available, others will not be able to participate. # of children________ at $3 per child Please register early—space is limited.

You can pay in cash or make checks out to Grandparents’ Club and put in Grandparents’ folder in OVA Office along with completed sign-up form. For questions you can call Marianne Neufeld, 528-0161 or E-mail Joan Palma at Sorry, no refunds once registration is confirmed.


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2015

nSusan Ramsey

Single Boomers Social Club Cathy Cousart, Petita Frost and Susan Hagen

Jim Byrne


4th of July Parade—Kenwood: Show your patriotism! 10 a.m.–? Pancake breakfast, parade and live music. July 9—Music/Movie at St. Francis Winery July 18—Johnson Beach Day



We kicked off the summer music scene at Sugarloaf Funky Friday. Thanks to all who attended and especially the drivers.

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

Single Boomers Social club membership FORM

nTaylor Finlay

Café Mortel

All good things come to an end. At our Wednesday, July 15 meeting in Room B, Central Activities Center, 3:30 p.m., family therapist and 500-hour yoga instructor Diana Chambers describes how dying might become an awe-inspiring experience, a sacred time of closure, perhaps even an ecstatic experience. She tells how in her own life she tries to live to this end. Afterward we’ll adjourn to the Mei-Don restaurant a couple of blocks away (6576 Oakmont Drive) to dine (if you wish), continue our discussions and visit. Come join us. Call me at 539-9688 for further information.


Please complete this form and return it to the OVA SBSC Folder along with your check to Single Boomers Social Club (SBSC), in the amount of $12. Please print.

nBarbara Powell

Name: __________________________________________________________________ Date:________________

WHERE: UC Botanical Gardens in Berkeley, Pier 29 in Alameda, Meyers House and Gardens WHEN: Thursday, July 30 TIME: Leaving Berger 8:15 a.m.; returning about 5:30 p.m. PRICE: $70 includes bus, driver tip, Botanical Garden entrance, lunch, Meyers House tour DEADLINE: July 22 LIMIT: 40 people Our first stop is UC Botanical Gardens in Berkeley which features gardens of the world including Asia, Southern Africa, Mediterranean, South America, Mexico, and CA. There’s more to see than we can possibly get to in our scheduled two-hour visit. Tour on your own to see your personal favorite areas. Lunch will be at Pier 29 in Alameda with beautiful views of the bay. These three lunch choices will come with a Caesar salad, garlic mashed potatoes, and steamed veggies: chicken marsala, salmon with lemon caper sauce, or eggplant parmigiana. Or you can choose shrimp and crab Louis salad with clam chowder. After lunch, we’ll pop over to the Meyers House and Gardens for a docent-lead tour. Henry Meyers was a prominent East Bay architect. The Meyers House was built in 1897 in the Colonial Revival style and features the original fencing and pergola, three-car garage, carriage house and architectural office. Much of the furniture in the house is original to the Meyers family. Our large group will be split into smaller groups so we can better see and hear what our docents tell us. Warning: the Meyers House is three stories tall and has no elevator. Please make your check out to Oakmont Walkers, note lunch choice on check, and mail your check to Barbara Powell, 7466 Oak Leaf Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. You may also drop your check into the Walkers’ folder in the OVA Office, or in my garage mail slot. My E-mail address is, text or phone (714) 309-1987 (9 a.m.–5 p.m.). Note: seating on the bus is determined by when your check is received. If you wish to sit with someone on the bus, please submit the necessary check(s) in the same envelope. Walkers’ annual summer picnic at the Quail Inn is August 20. Mark your calendars! Details in the next Oakmont News. The Walkers Club puts on one event each month: nine bus trips each year to various places in the Bay area, an annual meeting in January, a picnic in August, and a Harvest Dinner in November. Walker dues are $5 per calendar year. There is a one-time fee for a Walkers’ name badge—$6 for a pin-type or $8 for a magnettype. Our club’s website is

Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail: ____________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________ By signing below, I agree to review, accept and abide by the SBSC bylaws (copies available in SBSC folder).

Oakmont Rainbow Women to Host Cris Williamson in Concert

nKathy Cirksena and Jeanne DeJoseph

In the 1970s, Cris Williamson was arguably the most popular singer/songwriter on the women’s music horizon and has been part of the women’s music and folk scene ever since, including sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall. Cris recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of her best-selling album The Changer and the Changed. On September 26, Cris will perform at the Berger Center. Tickets are $25. Purchase by leaving a check in the correct amount for the number of tickets desired, including your name and E-mail address in the Rainbow Women’s folder at the OVA Office.

ORW Special Interest Groups

In March we formed new special interest groups to spend time together doing and learning new things. In June, Dianne sent out the full list of groups and contacts to the entire Rainbow Women roster. If you would like to get involved, check that list or E-mail To whet your appetite, here’s an update on some of the fun being had by these groups. Field Trip Group: Our first outing was to Quarry Hill Botanical Gardens. Thirteen of us enjoyed learning local history and plant lore while hiking over 20 acres of carefully collected Asian plants. No

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one had ever been there before, so we were impressed with the beauty we’ve been missing so close by. Upcoming trips are in the works. Photography Group: We meet monthly. The format is photo shoot one month, then review each other’s photos the next month. Seeing multiple photos from the same shoot reveals our different ways of seeing the same subject. Exploring possible points of view and various angles, the close ups and panoramas never get old. Movie Group: The Movie Group meets the fourth Thursday to discuss a first-run movie chosen the previous month. Members attend the movie individually or with other members. June’s film is Far From the Madding Crowd. Book Club: The book club meets monthly to discuss a book read by all. We have great wide-ranging conversations and we dine at a local restaurant once a month too. This group is currently full. Fund-raising Study Group: Should ORW assume a fundraising role for a designated community benefit? An E-mail survey was sent out to learn what that should look like. The goal is to collect all responses by June 20. Please fill out the four-question survey before then. Once a Month Lunch: We were six at Emily’s Kitchen in May and had a great time, sharing travel stories and other topics. The plan for June: El Molino in Boyes Hot Springs, a wonderful Mexican restaurant with terrific guacamole and a rustic setting. Golf Group: The Golf group is up and running already with two foursomes at the Windsor GC. Golfers of all abilities are welcome. Dates are set through October. The next is July 5 at Rooster Run. Oceanic Gourmets: We are beachcombers who like to eat lunch together—clam chowder not required. Join us!



The Oakmont News / July 1, 2015

Tennis Club

nDiane Linneball and Stephanie Wrightson


Oakmont Team Tennis will be held July 11 at 8 a.m.—report to the West Courts for assignments (play at East and West). Sign up no later than July 7: contact Sumner Johnson (; 539-3758) or sign up on the website: https://oakmonttennisclub.


The previously announced OTC BBQ party that was to be held at the West Rec. Picnic Area has been changed! Instead we have been invited to join a 1960’s party being given by the Oakmont Pickleball Club (OPC). The OPC hopes that we will join them in celebrating that crazy decade, the 1960’s, on July 11, East Rec. Center, 5–8 p.m., $15 per person. THEME: A Hard Day’s Night ATTIRE: Oakmont Chic Coupons are in the OPC folder at the OVA Office. Fill out the coupon and include your check. Food, trivia, dancing, music, cool people, BYOB, no drugs or weapons allowed (LOL).


If available, we’ll pair you with another single registrant.


A fantastic time was had by everyone who participated in the Oakmont Open on June 6 followed that evening by the S.W.A.T. (Some Wine after Tennis) Gala. Three lines of round robin tennis at the East and West Courts kept tennis player hopping! First, second and third places: Line 1—Paula Lewis (18), Tom Kendrick (17) and Vince Taylor (13); Line 2—Rey Frimmersdorf (20), Pete Hogan (19) and Ron Stingley (15); Line 3— Janet Nogara (15), Young

Lifelong Learning is Here to Stay! nSusi and Paul Heidenreich, Co-Chairs—Oakmont Lifelong Learning

Thanks to the positive and spirited efforts of our OVA Board, along with the fine folks at Sonoma State University, our Lifelong Learning program here at Oakmont will continue, just in time to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. Save the date for our Fall Course Preview— September 2. Get ready for another blockbuster year of learning for the fun of it! Barbara Bowman, ala Kentucky Derby garb, S.W.A.T. Gala

Sign up for the August 1 Women’s Doubles Tournament no later than July 28. Contact Sumner Johnson (; 539-3758) or, sign up on our website: Meet at 8 a.m., August 1 at the West Courts where coffee and light refreshments will be served (play will be held at both East and West with separate competitions for the A and B/C groups). No partner?

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Current Events Discussion Group

nTina Lewis

Zlatica Hasa, Young Ran Kim and Charles Gresalfi, Oakmont Open

Ran Kim (12) and Charles Gresalfi (11). Why are the third line’s scores lower? Because they opted out of the last round to head for the refreshment table (someone needed peach cobbler). Pictures can be found on the OTC website: https://

The Current Events group consists of lively discussions of current events, from local to international. Informed comments are voiced from across the political spectrum, from liberals to conservatives. Some prefer to just listen and learn, others offer to moderate. Whatever your comfort level, you will be welcomed when you join us. The discussions are moderated by volunteers within the group, and microphones are passed around to enable everyone to hear. A $1 donation is requested.


July 3: Malcolm Rodman July 10: Ellen Butterman Join us on Fridays, 1–2:30 p.m. at the East Rec. and bring ideas of what you’d like us to discuss. For more information call 539-5546 or send an E-mail to

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OVA-Sponsored Events nMarsha Zolkower

AARP Presents Smart Driver Course

2015 Two-day Full Course and One-day Refresher Course Schedule

WHAT: Eight-hour classroom course and 4½-hour refresher course for drivers 50 years of age and older. Oakmont residents only, must have at least 15 students registered COST: $15 for AARP members, $20 non-members WHERE: Room B, in the Central Activities Center

TIME: 1–5 p.m. each day, refresher classes are 1–5:30 p.m. DAY AND DATES: Fri., July (refresher) 17; Fri., Sept. (refresher) 11; Thurs. and Fri., Sept. 17 and 18; Fri., Oct. (refresher) 30 INSTRUCTOR: Ernest Erler, 536-9052, ernestreler@ SIGN-UP: Just call the OVA Office at 539-1611

Happy 4 of July! th

Sold in 4 Days!

OVA Invites You to Adopt a Dog

nMarsha Zolkower


Green Dog Rescue Project will be in Oakmont with adoptable dogs on the Berger Plaza (Patio) Thursday, July 23, 12 noon–4 p.m. Our adoption process is unique in that we spend a great deal of time with each animal, learning about their temperament, energy levels, disposition and social skills. We also learn their quirks and characteristics, taking the responsibility of helping to make great matches very seriously. Consider us the of the dog-to-human world.

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8202 Oakmont Drive

THE SELLER’S MARKET CONTINUES! NOW IS THE TIME TO SELL! Call me for a complimentary market analysis of your home.

707-696-4431 •

nMarsha Zolkower

Free Shredding and Battery Disposal Event Sponsored by Oakmont Kiwanis, OVA and Oakmont Automotive

It’s time to shred again. The mobile shredding truck will be visiting Oakmont on July 8, from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. in the Berger parking lot. Oakmont residents and businesses are invited to bring their documents and other shred-ables to the truck that morning. Please limit your documents to the equivalent of five banker’s boxes. This year we will also be collecting household disposable batteries in a separate container. These services are provided free to Oakmonters on behalf of Oakmont Kiwanis, Oakmont Automotive and OVA. See you on July 8! For information please call OVA at 539-1611.

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The Oakmont Ukesters

The Pickleball Corner

nLinda Webster

nTom Kendrick

Come play your ukulele with a group of beginner/ intermediate ukulele enthusiasts. Our goal is to practice what we already know, as well as try new songs and learn in the process. Perfection is not the intent here, singing and enjoying this unique, versatile instrument is what we are about. Some of the songs we will play: “Ain’t She Sweet,” “Satin Doll,” “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” “Happy Trails,” Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Mr. Bojangles.” Like these songs? Then come join the Oakmont Ukesters!! MEETING TIME: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays CONTACT: Linda Webster, 978-2790 or E-mail at LOCATION: Linda’s house— address will be given upon call FEE: None

PICKLEBALL PLAY! OK, everyone who is sick of hearing WHO: All Oakmont residents welcome about pickleball in Oakmont, raise WHERE: East Rec. Tennis Court #4 their hands. Chitchat on Nextdoor, WHEN: Open Play, 10 a.m.–12 noon petitions, arguments, raised voices, (when you can always get a game); and vociferous debates. So, in this time 9–10 a.m. and 12–5 p.m., key required, of overheated discussion, hot-tempers, games need to be arranged; 8–9 a.m. and divisiveness, there seems to be Tuesdays and Thursdays (quiet balls only one thing to do—party! Tennis champion Raphael only). Courts available seven days a Whatever your feelings are about Nadal to switch over to week the proposed pickleball courts, please pickleball after Wimbledon! WHY: Come join the fun, exercise and join us on July 11 for a much-needed “Easier on my knees,” meet nice people break in the action. Everyone is invited. claims the aging Spaniard. ATTIRE: Proper court attire requested. There will be food, trivia, dancing, and live music. (Warning—we’re a bit noisy). We’ll have Please wear approved court shoes with non-marking pitchers of ice water, but feel free to bring your own soles. We have loaner paddles available. adult beverages. WEBSITE: THEME: “A Hard Day’s Night” COST: $15 NEW PLAYER ORIENTATION: Mondays 9–10 a.m. ATTIRE: “Oakmont-chic” (use your imagination) NEW PLAYER CONTACT: PJ Savage, 843-7266; RESERVATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 8. E-mail:

nBarbara Bowman


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

Sunday, July 5 NO FILMS SHOWN, 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND Sunday, July 12, 2 pm MAN ON WIRE

Phillipe Petit captured the world’s attention in 1974 when he walked across a high wire between New York’s Twin Towers. This Academy Award winner for Best Documentary explores the preparations that went into the stunt as well as the event and its aftermath. His walk, considered a heist by police, has been called “the artistic crime of the century.” Internationally critically acclaimed and honored, the film is intense, riveting and engrossing—as well as inspirational. (2008), PG-13, 94 minutes.

Sunday, July 12, 7 pm SELMA

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 civil rights march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, this stirring historical drama highlights the courage of the marchers as they withstand racist and violent attacks by the police. The march, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act. Ranked in the Top Ten Best Movies of 2014 by 34 different publications, and nominated for an Oscar. (2014), PG-13, 128 minutes.

Sunday, July 19, 2 pm STILL ALICE

When 50-year-old linguistics professor Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) begins having trouble remembering words, her symptoms ultimately lead to a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s—which forces Alice, her husband (Alec Baldwin) and children to make radical changes in their lives. Moore, whose brilliant performance earned her an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, makes this an insightful and touching film. Kristen Stewart also stars. (2014), PG-13, 101 minutes.

Sunday, July 19, 7 pm THE GIRL FROM PARIS

Fed-up with city life, Sandrine decides to flee Paris and live out her dream of becoming a farmer. It’s love at first sight when she comes across a farmstead in the Rhone Alps, which she takes over from the cantankerous farmer Adrian. Sandrine is as confident she can run the farm by herself as Adrian is skeptical. The trials of the oncoming winter will prove them both wrong. A beautifully filmed and well-acted drama, the movie was nominated for two French Cesar Awards. (2001), NR, 103 minutes, (in French).

For Your Refrigerator/Wallet

Sunday, July 5: No films shown, 4th of July Weekend Sunday, July 12, 2 p.m.: Man On Wire, (2008), PG-13, 94 minutes. Sunday, July 12, 7 p.m.: Selma, (2014), PG-13, 128 minutes. Sunday, July 19, 2 p.m.: Still Alice, (2014), PG-13, 103 minutes. Sunday, July 19, 7 p.m.: The Girl From Paris, (2001), NR, 103 minutes, (in French).


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2015


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


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


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


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


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 5369529, emergency—328-6635.


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.



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

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



Residential re-roofing, roof repairs, seamless gutters and downspouts. Quality for less. Bonded and insured, free estimates. Lic. #934256. Call 8375030 (office) or 569-4912 (cell).

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


Want to spruce up your home? Guests this fall? One room at a time or your whole house. Interior and exterior George’s furniture repair and painting. Licensed and insured. Lic. refinishing, antiques and caning. #873519. Call 707-996-4050 for a free Oakmont references. 30 years experience. Free estimates. Call George estimate. at 987-3059.




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


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.


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


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

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

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

Macular Degeneration?

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


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


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




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

When quality and reliability count, call on us! The Valley’s Premier Painting Contractor, 38 yrs. experience. Interior and exterior painting specialist, drywall repairs and textures. Licensed and insured. Call us for your Free Estimate today! 707-833-2890.





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


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


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


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


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


Trees, hedges and shrubs done with an Commercial and residential. Home, emphasis upon a natural look. Small office, move-outs. Full service jobs OK. Richard Garety, 833-1806. cleaning. Call 548-9482 or E-mail


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.


WeCare Home Assistants is looking to fill part-time and full-time shifts, weekends and evenings. Living in Oakmont a plus. Must be experienced. Call us today at 843-3838.


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


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

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


General Contractor. Residential, commercial remodel and repairs, winterization, complete drywall, tile, cement work. Fences, decks, ADA upgrades. Free estimates. Small jobs OK. Call Frank, 707-396-6901. Lic. #875552.


License, bonded and insured. Improvement services from A-Z. Small jobs are ok. Call Rodney at 843-0505. Lic. #716777. R.jansen@greenrunusa. com. Always grateful.


Remodeling, kitchens and baths. AFFORDABLE HOMECARE Reasonable rates. Small jobs OK. Free Personal care, housekeeping, cooking, estimates. Lic. #428073. Call 996-1454. appts. Many years experience in advanced care. Whatever your needs, I can do. Great references. Laurie, BABE’S TRANSPORTATION 537-6735. A personal transportation service for airports, cruises and vacations. Call the reservations. Plus Babe is on the road PREVENT AND REVERSE again for local doctor visits, shopping, CHRONIC DESEASES etc. Call Jacque at 545-2850. Are you tired? On medications? Lacking in energy? Over 23 yrs. of clinical FIREPLACE CLEANING experience as a health scientist. In 30 days you will not believe how good you AND SERVICE feel. Oakmont resident, will work with Warming Trends has been cleaning, your doctor. In-home service. Call servicing and installing fireplaces, (310) 497-7904. stoves and inserts for 30 years. Call 578-9276 for any fireplace needs.


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


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Oakmont Village Association oakmont village association

Hours: M–F 9 AM–5 PM / Tel 707-539-1611 / 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7 OVA E-mail: / Info E-mail: Website: OVA Members-Only Page: Go to the members only page to view the monthly calendar, Board Meeting Minutes, criminal activity information and more.

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

Blood Pressure clinic

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

Bulletin Boards

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


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


The following are OVA Guest Pass types and duration: 1) Guest from outside Sonoma County— up to 90 days; 2) House sitters—up to 90 days (OVA host must present written request to OVA Office for approval prior to visit); 3) Guests living in Sonoma County—2 days per card, and no more than 3 cards per month. Guest cards are available during regular hours in the OVA Office for a $25 refundable deposit. Guests accompanied by their Oakmont host are not required to have a Guest Pass.

maintenance Office

oakmont News

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

Tel 575-7200 E-mail:

Condominium Financial management (cfM)

Hours: M– Th 9 AM–Noon, 1–5 PM Tel 539-0701 / Fax 539-6537 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 9 E-mail:

architectural office

OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297

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

COORDINATOR July 1–15 Susan Mullaly 539-1328 July 16–31 Lois Kelly 538-3278

Meals on Wheels, 525-0383

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

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

Lost & found

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

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

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


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


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

Goodwill Donation Truck

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

Loaner equipment

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

oakmont community garden on stonebridge

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


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


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


Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Hours: Daily 6 AM–9 PM. Closed Christmas Day. It is run by volunteers. All donations are gladly accepted. Materials we cannot use will be passed on to others.

OAS Management Company

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


Schedules available at OVA office.

Association Manager Cassie Turner

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

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

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


The Oakmont News / July 1, 2015

Oakmont Art Association

nCarol Decker


“J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free,” will open at the de Young on June 20. This will be the first major exhibition to survey the achievements of Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775–1851) during his final period of productivity, when many of his most celebrated works were created. “Painting Set Free” brings together 65 key oil paintings and watercolors, revealing a painter distinguished by the broad scope of his knowledge and imagination, as well as by his radical and exploratory techniques and uses of materials. The exhibition also will provide the rare opportunity to see firsthand some of the masterpieces featured in Mike

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Leigh’s critically-acclaimed film Mr. Turner (Sony Pictures Classics, 2014). Mr. Turner will be shown at the Berger Center on August 2 at 2 p.m. Those going on the museum tour should be sure to see this film.

If you haven’t discovered the new website, you’re in for a treat. The site features local art news and events, and a gallery where currently samples of the work of around 30 member artists, photographers and jewelers can be viewed. In addition, you can find a 35-minute video covering our Celebration of Art. Check it out: The new association E-mail newsletter goes out to all members on the first Friday of every month. Back issues of the newsletter can be retrieved on the website as well.


The Dogano San Giorgio, by J.M.W. Turner

The Art Association tour of the exhibit will be Thursday, August 6, leaving Santa Rosa at 9 a.m. There will be room for 48 people on the bus, with water and snacks on the way. The cost of the tour will be $40 or $25 for members of the Fine Arts Museums of SF, which will cover all expenses except lunch. An audio tour will be available for $6 for those who would like it. Reservations close on July 16. If you are interested and would like to join us, send a check made out to the Oakmont Art Association, to Sylvia Davis, 414 Crestridge Court, Santa Rosa CA 95409. FAMSF members must include their membership number in order to receive their free pass to the exhibit. All: please include your E-mail address and phone number and also include the name and phone number of an emergency contact. The celebration continues at our first meeting after the summer break. On September 11, at 10:30 a.m., Marsha Holm, popular docent from the De Young, will present “J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free.” So those who didn’t get a chance to visit the museum will have a chance to enjoy highlights of the exhibit. Key dates: August 2: Mr. Turner film at Berger Center, 2 p.m. August 6: De Young tour September 11: Art Association meeting and docent lecture 10:30 a.m.

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Christopher Schink’s “Emphasis on Design” class, is full, with several on the waiting list. Board member Mary Baum will be taking over Elizabeth Wonnacott’s oil painting class, which normally meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Please E-mail Mary for more information on summer dates: Ikebana class will be on recess for the summer and will resume in September on the first and fourth Fridays thereafter. Requests have been received for beginning sketching classes. Call Bonnie if you wish to join a new class forming, 282-9076.


You can still see paintings, sketches and photographs from the “Celebration of Art” on display in the gallery, and paintings by Betty Franks and Kathryn Hainke are on display on the back walls of the Berger Center. New art will be up on July 14.

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Century 21 Valley of the Moon Happy 4th of July!

Please stop by our office for a FREE lawn flag!

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Peter & Roberta Lommori 539-3200

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Let’s Talk About Hospice Join Us! Speaking on:

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Free Educational Series for Seniors

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