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Town Hall on Central Court A proposed sports facility, including pickleball courts and called Central Court, will be the subject of a town hall meeting in the Berger Center Wednesday, June 17 at 2 p.m. An ad hoc committee appointed by the OVA Board is sponsoring the forum to provide an opportunity for residents to express themselves on the proposal. It’s expected a city-required visual study will be available for the forum, along with a sound study presented earlier.

A herd of sheep do their job by dining on high grass June 1 along Stone Bridge Road near Oakmont’s Community Garden. A herder and his sheep dogs kept their eyes on the sheep, owned by Living Systems Land Management. The herd was brought in by OVA Facilities Manager Rick Aubert as an alternative to gas-powered mowers and trimmers. (Photo by Keith Sauer)

Music and More on the Greens

Dancers enjoyed a sunny Sunday afternoon, May 31 for a Music on the Greens event sponsored by the Oakmont Village Association and the Oakmont Golf Club. A 60s rock band provided the rhythms and food and drink was from the Golf Club. (Photo by John Williston)

Bruce Hulick, left, Dennis Sabourin and Nick Beltrano got into the spirit with plenty of tie-dye for a 60s dress-up competition. Sabourin was declared winner of the men’s division. (Photo by John Williston) More photos online at oakmont-news.

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New OEPC/Red Cross Partnership

June 15, 2015 • Volume 53, Number 12

Volunteer Helpers Call for Drivers

nJackie Ryan

Ida Mae Esten was used to doing her own thing, how she wanted to and when she wanted to. Then one day, she found herself without a car. “I wondered how do I get where I need to be? I always had my own car, and suddenly I’d reached an age where I couldn’t drive,” she said. Oakmont Volunteers Helpers stepped in to help get Esten to many of her appointments. The group has been providing free transportation to their Oakmont neighbors for 31 years, and 12 coordinators handle scheduling of drivers. Drivers donate their own cars, gas and time to provide transportation services to those who cannot use public transportation. Currently 120 residents rely on Volunteer Helpers—and more drivers are needed.

nJim Brewer

Emergency preparedness in Oakmont, temporarily derailed last year by liability issues, is back on track with the help of the American Red Cross. Under an agreement with the OVA Board of Directors, the Red Cross has designated the Berger Center and East and West Rec. Centers as emergency shelter sites. The new partnership followed a legal opinion that emergency medical care sponsored by the OVA was not protected by Good Samaritan laws. “We are well on our way to establishing viable disaster shelters, which will get us much closer to what we were before last year’s restructuring,” said Pat Barclay, chair of the Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee. OEPC is now recruiting Oakmont residents to become certified disaster volunteers because only they are eligible to operate Red Cross shelters, Barclay said. Over the next three months, the Red Cross will store emergency supplies at each of the shelter sites, Barclay said. “OEPC will augment those supplies with additional items beneficial to our residents’ unique needs. While these shelter supplies are designed to handle short-term emergencies, the ARC will send additional supplies for longer events.” In a major disaster emergency, “If we have our own team, we can activate the shelters in advance of, and if necessary in place of, an ARC team dispatched to our location,” he said. Details of the new arrangement were presented at a forum at the Berger Center on May 21. A video of the meeting is on the Oakmont Video Productions website ( Red Cross shelters are but one part of a comprehensive emergency response plan developed by the OEPC. Other activities include coordination with city and county agencies and radio communications with Santa Rosa emergency services to facilitate outside support. Anyone interested in helping can contact the OEPC at 570-7500 or by E-mail at PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANTA ROSA, CA PERMIT NO. 323

Bill Wrightson, left, a Volunteer Helper, and Scott Potter of Council on Aging prepare for delivery of Meals on Wheels. (Photo by Paul Ryan)

Marianne Neufeld, President of Volunteer Helpers, describes the group as neighbors helping neighbors. “The volunteers get involved because they know it’s a necessary service for residents who can’t get to medical and dental appointments on their own,” she said. Volunteers drive residents to appointments within Santa Rosa and to Safeway on Calistoga Road or even do shopping for those who can’t. Services are not limited to transportation. The group coordinates with the Council on Aging to deliver Meals on Wheels in Oakmont five days a week. They also have implemented a twice-monthly support group for caregivers, which is funded by a grant from the Oakmont Community Foundation. Some 70 volunteers are involved in the organization’s programs, but currently there are not enough drivers to meet demand for transportation. “We are hoping to bring visibility to our need to recruit more drivers to get residents to appointments. We are the largest we have ever been, but we are really in need of more drivers for transportation,” said Neufeld. See drivers on page 3


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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.

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

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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1. An “inoperable satellite dish,” as referenced in this section, shall mean, without limitation, a) A satellite dish or similar device that is in violation of current applicable law; b) A satellite dish or similar device that is not being currently used (and which will not be used within the next 30 days) to receive video programming services via multi-point distribution services, including multipoint distribution services, instructional television, fixed services and local multi-point distribution services; c) Any permanent non-working satellite dish or similar device; and/or d) Any satellite dish or similar device which poses an immediate threat of harm to property or persons. 2. Within 30 days of a resident’s installation of a satellite dish or similar device for current use, or within 30 days of the Architectural Committee’s notice to an owner of the existence of an inoperable satellite dish or similar device, as may be applicable, the resident must remove any satellite dish or similar device defined as an inoperable satellite dish in this section or as may be determined by the Architectural Committee and/or board.


League of Oakmont Maintained Area Associations nJohn Renwick

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Without more drivers, residents like Ida Mae Esten, who must visit a physician weekly, are limited in the number of rides they can get each week. “Their service is inestimable, just beyond measure what it means to me,” she said. “There’s no way to really describe it. I couldn’t get along without them.” To lend a hand with driving for Volunteer Helpers, contact Neufeld at 528-0161. You can learn more about them by visiting their page on the Oakmont website asp?clubid=84.

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18-Hole Tuesday & Thursday Women’s Club

nJim Kaiser

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OWMC members, hope you enjoyed the President’s Cup and the Guys and Gals tournament. The following story was passed along to your scribe: This past Saturday morning on the west course, Tommy was beginning his pre-shot routine, visualizing his upcoming shot, when a voice came over the public address system, “Would the gentleman on the woman’s tee back up to the men’s tee, please.” Tommy still deep in his routine, seemingly impervious to the interruption, when again the announcer rang out louder, “Would the man on the women’s tee kindly back up to the men’s tee.” Tommy simply ignored the request and kept concentrating, when once more, the person yelled, “Would the man on the woman’s tee back up to the men’s tee. Please!” Tommy finally stopped, turned, looked through the clubhouse window directly at the person with the microphone and shouted back, “Would the person in the clubhouse kindly stop shouting and let me play my second shot?” I have heard nothing but good news regarding the Guys and Gals Tournament. There are rumors that another such tournament might be held in the fall. Please find the final results of the President’s Cup below.

Hi there ladies. The month of June is almost over. Ever wonder what the baseball community calls “June Swoon” is about? Briefly, it’s a downward trend in a team’s standing, but the word “swoon” means to become very excited about someone or something. Hopefully our golf game for June will have exciting bounces and ecstatic rolls on our fairways and greens! Just a few reminders: Thursday, June 18, is an 8 a.m. shotgun start on the East, followed by a General Meeting. First round of Partner Eclectic starts that day and be sure to sign up for Tuesday’s Club Championship which starts June 30. A big welcome goes out to new member, Willie Hoerr, and new member to Thursday’s Club, Cindy Carroll. Here are the results of Sweeps for end of May

May 26: President’s Cup Final Results

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First, Jack Haggerty, 63; second tie, Bruce Hulick and Gary Novak, 65; fourth, Bud Simi, 67.

A great turnout for the first Wednesday Men’s Club and the ladies 18-Hole Club’s “Trifecta”


First flight: first place team tie, L. Paul and K. Mokricky, S. Wood and M. Jobson, 71.5; third place team, B. Hulick and D. Kendrick, 72 (that was close!). Second flight: first place team, J. O’Toole and J. Moreno, 69; second place team tie, K. Peters and E. Mickaelian, C. Locke and C. Buchold, 73.5. Third flight first place team, C. Carroll and B. Robinson, 70; second place team, T. Siela and C.


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TUESDAY, MAY 26 SWEEPS, WEST, 38 players

Low Gross of Field: Jerry Moreno (83). First flight: first low net, J. Moreno; second low net, K. Mokricky; third low net tie, P. Buchholz and L. Paul. Second flight: first low net, L. Leitner; second low net tie, E. Huff, C. Buchold and M. Pierce; fifth low net tie, J. DiMaggio and C. Sharpe. Third flight: first low net, M. A. Gibbs; second low net, R. Nicholson; third low net, S. Baxter; and fourth low net, M. Jobson. Fourth flight: first low net, T. Siela; second low net, K. Wittes; third low net, V. Collins; fourth low net, C. Rexford; fifth low net tie, P. Edwards and C. Tripaldi.


Low Gross of Field: Linda Paul (85). First flight: first low net, L. Paul; second low net, P. Buchholz; and third low net tie, K. Downey and K. Faherty. Second flight: first low net, B. Hulick; second low net, R. Nicholson; and third low net, L. Leitner. Third flight: first low net, J. O’Toole; second low net, C. Locke; and third low net, K. Wittes. See you out there ladies, swooning? I mean swinging!


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9-Hole Thursday Women’s Club

9 nBarbara Bowman

9-Hole Monday Men’s Club

9 nTony D’Agosta


The second Eclectic playday brought a good turnout and found everyone improving their scores as well as enjoying a beautiful golf day. If you’ve missed out on one or both tournament playdays, you still have four of them to go—lots of opportunities left for those pars and birdies.

Rebecca Wellman, Ellen Comaduran and Roberta Lommori finish at #18 on the first Eclectic playday. Ellen and Roberta are new Niners. Welcome! Nice to see you enjoying the Eclectic tourney.


One flight: first, L. Karjalainen; second, L. Levy; third, Betty Van Voorhis; fourth, J. Fulkerson; fifth, C. LeFloch; sixth tie, J. Rockwell, H. Williston and T. Siela.


First flight: first, L. Karjalainen; second, B. Robinson; third tie, R. Levy, V. Collins, C. Silvas and C. Rexford. Second flight: first, E. LaPointe; second, J. DiBenedetto; third tie, A. Keenley and M. Crimaldi; fifth tie, J. Howell and T. Siela. Third flight: first tie, B. Bowman and A. Engen; third, B. James; fourth, J. McDonnell; fifth, J. Rasore.


Don’t forget to sign- up by June 18 for the Salad Bowl Invitational at Hidden Valley Lake, with an 8 a.m. sign-up and 9 a.m. start. The $48 fee includes golf, cart, lunch, sweeps, surprises and a raffle to support WRENS. Poster and sign-up sheet on the WRENS bulletin board.

Sadly, we have lost two of our long-time members, Bill Price and Kelly Snow. They are both legends to the East Course. Bill and his wife Flo moved to Oakmont 35 years ago after retiring from the banking industry. A previous captain of the Niners, he partnered with his buddy, Gordon “Hop” Hopper, playing in tournaments on both the East and West Courses. After 30 years of playing together, Hop says, “We won our fair share.” Bill retired from golf last year due to health issues. Kelly and his wife Earla moved to Oakmont 26 years ago and he took up the game of golf at that time. He continued to work in the real estate business until he finally retired last year at the age of 91. He had more time for golf and even took lessons to improve his game. He was excited about the progress he made. He took charge of SIRS golf tournaments and made SIRS Golf what it is today. We all know Kelly’s call to order, “FORE.” We will miss Bill and Kelly and their passion for golf.

SWEEPS RESULTS FOR MAY 18 Two-Man Teams, Gross-Net-Gross, 13 Teams

First place: Dan Levin/Wayne Mickaelian with a 31. Second place: Neil Huber/Don Morse with a 33. Third place tie: Gary Stone/Tony D’Agosta, Keith Wise/Noel Schween, Jack Robinson/Joe DiBenedetto, all with a 34.

SWEEPS RESULTS FOR MAY 25 Individual Low Net, 27 Players

First place: Charlie Perotti with a 27.5. Second place: Noel Schween with a 28.5. Third place: Phil Sapp with a 30. Fourth place tie: Gary and Don Schulte, both with a 31. Sixth place: Joe Lash with a 31.5. Seventh place tie: John Munkacsy and Don Morse, both with a 32. Ninth place: Keith Wise with a 32.5.

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Neighborhood Watch News

nShirley Hodgkins and Patricia Hewes


Cheri Kraus, civilian volunteer in charge of Neighborhood Watch trainings through the Santa Rosa Police, wants you to know that car burglaries are the number one crime in Sonoma County. Keep your car locked at all times. Never leave valuables inside the car. If your car is in your garage, make sure the garage door is closed and locked. Do not leave your garage door open day or night. Your home should always have the doors and windows locked. Look out for your neighbors and your neighborhood. Use Neighborhood Watch to keep an eye on your neighborhood.


Always maintain vigilance! A successful Neighborhood Watch Program starts with awareness. Rely on your senses. Be alert to suspicious activities: persons loitering or wandering in the neighborhood; persons going door-to-door, ringing bells; going around to backyard; persons sitting in cars or cars circling the street; persons looking into house windows or parked cars. Put the Santa Rosa Police number in your cell phone under “A Cop.” It will then be the first number that comes up: 528-5222. The police say, “When in doubt, call us.” Of course, for a crime in progress or emergency needing an ambulance, call 911. However, realize that on a cell phone dialing 911 gets you to the CHP dispatch in Benicia. They will route your call to the Santa Rosa Police, however, time can be saved by dialing “A Cop” direct.


Sign up for the Oakmont E-blast. This comes out once a week and reports frauds, scams or crimes that are happening in Oakmont. It also reports entertaining things to do. To sign up, E-mail cat@oakmontvillage. com. Give her your first and last name and, of course, your E-mail address. For more information about the Oakmont Neighborhood Watch Committee, contact Shirley Hodgkins, Committee Chair, at 538-2530 or her cell, 888-7269.


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The Neighborhood Watch signs you see posted throughout Oakmont have been purchased by HOA’s or individual parties. They are an important part of our Neighborhood Watch program. Especially in the newer areas, please look around and see if you need one. They can be ordered at the OVA Office. Currently, the cost is $35.75 per sign. The cost will go up this fall by 10%.


Need more information? Call Peter Hogan at 5759581 to speak at your next COPE meeting. Peter is a member of our Neighborhood Watch Committee, a retired CHP Officer and is available for trainings. A successful Neighborhood Watch requires the active participation of all Oakmonters.


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


nBarbara Powell

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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, and 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 California. There’s more to see than we can possibly get to in our scheduled 2-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, threecar 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. Walkers’ annual summer picnic at the Quail Inn is August 20. Mark your calendars! Details to come. 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. The Walkers Club puts on one event each month: nine bus trips each year to various places in the Bay area, an annual meeting in January, a picnic in August, and a Harvest Dinner in November. Walker dues are $5 per calendar year. There is a one-time fee for a Walker name badge—$6 for a pin-type or $8 for a magnettype. Our club’s website is


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nJackie McDonald

On June 15, Ron White will bring Simon Gray’s one-act, Otherwise Engaged, to Playreaders. British publisher, Simon Hench, has settled down, planning to listen to music all afternoon. However he is repeatedly interrupted as various friends and family drop by to ask him for something. These include his brother, a drunken friend and his wife, and a former school mate. The last to arrive is his wife who says she is leaving him. On June 22 and 29, Honora Clemens will present Our Town by Thorton Wilder which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1938. Our Town is an unusual play in that the stage manager talks directly to the audience, describing the daily events of the citizens of Grovers Corners, New Hampshire. He follows the mailman and the paper boy on their daily rounds and several housewives doing their usual chores. He also follows the course of a relationship between Emily and George which results in their wedding in the third act. The cast is large and involves almost every member of Playreaders, so I won’t name them.

Readers of Castles in the Sky: Mike Strenski, Morgan Lambert, Ron White, Honora Clemens, Jackie Kokemor and Sandy White

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nMark Randol


The June Saddle Club dinner will be held on Thursday, June 18. Cocktails start at 5 p.m. and a buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Menu: Roast Sirloin of Beef, grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green salad with strawberry shortcake for dessert. The price of the dinner is $29.50 for Saddle Club members and $32 for non-members. The price includes cocktails before dinner, tax and gratuity. Reservations in advance a must and are due by Monday, June 15. Please contact Ed Low at 538-7785. The Saddle Club is located at 550 White Oak Drive.


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


Readers of What We Do For Love, L-R: Sandy White, Ron White, Joyce O'Connor, Mike Strenski and Honora Clemens

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.

nMarianne Neufeld, Vickie Jackanich

Learn About Advance Health Care Planning

If you were in an accident today, would others be prepared to make decisions about your medical care? Would they know your preferences? Would they be legally entitled to speak for you? Studies show that more than 70% of Americans have not discussed or documented what care they would want in the event of a health crisis. Other studies report that 50% of us will be unable to speak for ourselves due to accident, illness or dementia. We know that many of us in Oakmont are aware of the importance of advance health care planning but we just haven’t gotten to it yet. We have the opportunity to learn how to do effective advance care planning at a presentation being given July 8, 1–2:30 p.m., at the Berger Center by representatives of My Care, My Plan: Speak Up, Sonoma County. They are Gary Johanson, MD, and Dorothy Foster, MFT. Dr. Johanson is medical director for Memorial Hospice and for St. Joseph Health’s Palliative Care Services. Ms. Foster specializes in issues related to aging and leads the Oakmont Caregiver Support Group. They will discuss how to go about advance care planning, including what you should be thinking about and talking about with your physician and others, and how to choose someone to speak for you. This planning is perhaps especially important for those living without family or without family nearby. My Care, My Plan is an advance care planning community initiative formed to encourage people to speak up now abou t 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. Come and learn how to prepare so that the care you receive is the care you want. Bring those you love, so that you can help them speak up now about the care they want, and can help make their health care wishes come true. In a follow-up workshop on July 15, My Care, My Plan members will guide us through preparation of our own advance health care directives. Look for more information on this workshop in the July 1 issue of Oakmont News. For more information about My Care, My Plan, call 565-5738, E-mail, or visit http://

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Valley of the Moon Rotary Club

nJohn Brodey

The Year is Almost Over!

Not yours, so do not adjust your set. But for members of the Valley of the Moon Rotary the end of June marks a changing of the guard as my presidential year comes to an end and we install our new club president, Bob Jackson. This month also coincides with your local Rotary club’s 15th anniversary. It was a fantastic year in so many ways. With your help we were able to build on the work we have already undertaken and add some new projects. We welcomed four new members (two men and two John Brodey women) to our ranks. Our Crab Feed this year exceeded last year’s fund-raising totals by over 20%. Again with your amazing support, our new Fund a Need effort that evening raised close to $8,000 for Polio Plus, Rotary’s international project to eradicate polio. With matching grants from the Gates Foundation and Rotary International, it turned into almost $30,000, bringing us this close to victory. Closer to home, we introduced our New Student of the Month program, honoring great students who also show an amazing commitment to the ideal of service above self (Rotary’s motto). They receive an award, a gift card and $15 to do something to help someone else. And you wouldn’t believe some of the stories they have shared with us. Inspiring. Our Youth Services committee was able to provide $7,000 in scholarships to some truly remarkable High School seniors, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college. We have also created and published book in English and Spanish geared toward primary and pre-school school students in the area to promote healthy habits. Our community service efforts continue to include involvement right here in Oakmont through the Oakmont Volunteer Helpers as well as by supporting vital organizations like the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Health and hunger right here in our county have remained a priority for the club. If you have an interest in learning more about our Rotary Club, contact our Membership Director Marie Theilade at

Oakmont Senior Services Center Planned

Tennis Club

nDiane Linneball and Stephanie Wrightson


Yee-haw! Which team will triumph? And, whose BBQ sauce will come out on top? We will find out on July 11. Oakmont Team Tennis starts for club members at 8 a.m.—report to the West Courts for assignments (play at East and West). Sign up for team tennis no later than July 7: contact Sumner Johnson (rumford31@aol. com; 539-3758) or, beginning June 22, sign up on the club bulletin boards at the East and West Courts. Tennis is followed by a barbeque, 1 p.m. at the West Rec. Picnic Area. To sign up for the BBQ, submit the coupon below along with your payment no later than July 7. This social event is open for OTC members and to all Oakmont residents. The club is providing burgers, dogs, chips, and sodas. Plus, participants are invited to enter one or both of two competitions: homemade BBQ sauce (emphasis on “homemade”) into competition for bragging rights; homemade pie (what is a barbeque without homemade pie!).


As a service to its members, the OTC maintains a tennis substitution list. The list is posted to the East and West Court Tennis Club bulletin boards and is updated monthly on the OTC website ( To be placed on the substitution list, call Diane Linneball, 331-2746, with your name, phone number, skill level (A, B or C; feel free to add a plus or minus) and the days you are available to play. OTC members and other residents paying HOA dues may use the courts and form tennis groups. Being on the Sub List affords you an opportunity to play with a

Rooting for the home team: Bob Rollings, Sherry Kohut, Eva McGinn and Kathy Erickson

OTC Barbecue (and Competition) reservation form Saturday, July 11, 1–4 pm, West Picnic Area

Drop off this coupon with your payment in the Tennis Club folder in the OVA Office no later than July 7. Name(s): _____________________________________________________________________ # of tickets at $15 each _____ Total enclosed $_______ Phone ________________________ [___] Check box if bringing a homemade BBQ sauce for the competition [___] Check box if bringing a homemade pie for the baking competition


nJulie Jones

The Oakmont Senior Service Center Committee was formed on Tuesday, May 19. The purpose of this committee is to evaluate the needs of older Oakmont residents, their caregivers and companions, with the goal of establishing an Oakmont Senior Services Center. At its first meeting the committee agreed that bringing a senior day care program to Oakmont was the first priority. In order to meet that goal, Oakmont residents will be interviewed to research the need for such a program. Existing organizations, such as Volunteer Helpers and Caregiver’s Support Group, will be asked to help in this research. A suitable venue for the center must be acquired in Oakmont and existing programs day care in the area will be evaluated. A second meeting of the committee is planned for Wednesday, June 17, at 10 a.m. in Room B of the Central Activity Center. Everyone interested in this project is welcome. For additional information E-mail or call me at 537-9297.

variety of these groups and, as oft happens, be invited to join when they need additional regular players. Alternatively, you may choose to remain on the Sub List as a “free agent,” playing when you are available. Or you may opt out on days in which you play in a regular group and indicate sub availability on other days. The Sub List is not used for USTA team formation which is subject to USTA membership and league regulations. To view the Sub List or for more info about USTA League play, see OTC website: https:// oakmonttennisclub. Ray Baldwin, USTA 4.0 Men’s Doubles

nErnie Rose

Documentary Film Masterworks

In late 2012, NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked 200,000 classified documents revealing the extent to which federal government agencies had for years been secretly spying on the private communication of American citizens without their knowledge. Last year, The Hastings School of Law at the University of California posed a hypothetical question of what might happen if Snowden returned to this country to face charges of treason in an American court of law. The result is a fascinating look at our legal system and how

it works, called The Trial of Edward Snowman (57 min., 2014). Playing the roles of prosecutors and defense lawyers are six of the country’s leading legal experts who do battle over the interpretation of the law as well as the moral and ethical implications of the questions raised by Snowden’s actions. Note: This will be our last program before the annual July and August break. WHEN: Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. WHERE: Center


HOST: Ernie Rose



The Oakmont News / June 15, 2015

Drought Brings New Look On Oakmont Drive

nMarty Thompson

The Quail Run Homeowners Association has completed the second phase of a landscape project that transformed a major part of the Oakmont Drive entrance to the community. The work included replacing some 26,000 square feet of turf with bark ground cover dotted with drought-resistant plants, boulders and two decorative rock creek beds flowing towards Oakmont Drive. Behind the changes are the ongoing drought and city required cuts in water use, along with rising water rates. The object is to save water and money, said Jeff Young, chair of the Quail Run board. “We were seeing that it was going to become an overwhelming cost in the future.” Quail Run’s landscape contractors planted more than 60 drought-resistant shrubs and three trees. They

nTina Lewis

also placed 23 boulders in the bark-covered areas, and installed the rock creek beds. More plants could be added, depending on how the area looks as the new plants mature, Young said. He called the project a necessity. “Everyone would have preferred to keep the grass, but it’s not economically feasible,” Young said. “I think it turned out very nicely.” Cost for the work was about $26,000, funded from the association’s reserves. A city rebate of about $5,000 for turf removal helped with the cost. Phase One of the Quail Run project covered replacing about 5,000 square feet of turf along Stone Bridge Road with bark, boulders, trees and shrubs. Lawns remain along Pine Valley Drive in the center of the association’s area. Young said his board will wait to see actual cost savings from work done to date before considering further turf removal.

Current Events Discussion Group

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.


June 19: K Jenkins June 26: Karen Krestensen 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

Coffee Cart Now at CAC

New Oakmonters Harry and Jannie Masuda buy coffee from Melissa Lepley-Schurtz at The Good News Café’s grand opening morning on the patio at Oakmont’s Central Activities Center. Lepley-Schurtz, an Oakmont resident with 30 years experience as a pastry chef, also offers pastries. Her new addition to the Oakmont scene is open Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. (Photo by Keith Sauer)

Bridge to Nowhere

nKathleen Connelly

The Card Room in the CAC will be open for Bridge Play on the third Monday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. One half of the room will be available for play which will be six or seven tables. Play will be open to any foursome interested in reserving a table. The reservations are for foursomes only. This is not a drop-in Bridge. If your group would like to reserve a table, please contact me at 537-8638. Tables need to be reserved each month and will be assigned on a first-come basis.

Oakmont Friends, Clients & Residents You are invited to McBride Realty’s 5th Annual Summer Kick-Off Picnic & Barbeque June 18th 12:00 – 2:00pm We hope you can stop by! (McBride Realty parking lot) 707-538-2270 • 6520 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

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OVA-Sponsored Events Free E-Waste Recycling Event on Saturday, June 20

nMarsha Zolkower

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.

Bocce News

nLynn Wycoff

The Senior Games have come and gone and the winners are... Tune in next time for that news. Hopefully our teams were in the medal category since we think we are really good. At any rate we had a good time and once again met some nice people, some of whom we are getting to know pretty well from past events. The camaraderie at these games is terrific! Our next tournament is a ways off but time does creep up on us so mark your calendars. It is the Independence Day Tournament to be held on July 11 at 9:30 a.m. Meanwhile there are some other events so check your calendars and the bulletin board for announcements. Several new members have joined so our numbers are growing once again. Please welcome the new faces and help them to get a good start. The umbrellas are finally fixed in place thanks to Paul and Jim. No more crashes as the wind attempts to mess up your day. Further work at the courts will hopefully cure the problem with the splitting rails. Warning strips are now in place on the inclined walkways for your safety. The court reservation system seems to be running smoothly and will probably increase as members have visiting family during the summer months. Remember just call Paul to make your reservation for times that the group is not scheduled to play.

To make it more convenient for residents and businesses to dispose of their working/ non-working electronics, the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency is partnering with Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire to conduct free electronics collection events. Residents and businesses will have an opportunity to recycle electronics, at no cost, on Saturday, June 20, from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Central Facility Parking Lot in Oakmont located at 6633 Oakmont Drive. There is no appointment needed for this event. Accepted at the event will be computer equipment (computers, monitors, laptops, keyboards, printers, mice, hard drives, tape and zip drives); consumer electronics such as DVD players, VCRs, gaming devices, stereo components, radios, PDAs, cell phones, cables, etc); televisions (CRTs and LCDs);

nGreg Carpenter

SIR Branch #92

At our July 14 meeting our speaker will be Susan Milstein, noted author and expert on personal life history and family history exploration. This should be a most interesting and enlightening session, and has received great reviews from previously visited groups.

nSusan Ramsey

office equipment such as telephones, fax machines, copiers, etc.; and kitchen appliances such as blenders, toaster ovens, coffee makers, microwaves; household appliances such as hair dryers, irons, curling irons, vacuum cleaners. Goodwill will gladly accept other kinds of donations too at this event! You may drop off items in gently-used condition such as clothing, furniture, books, shoes, household items, etc. Goodwill will not accept large appliances and large office equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, ovens, stoves dishwashers, air conditioners, water heaters, large copiers, and printers that sit on the floor, etc. Please remove batteries from all devices. Batteries are not accepted at this event. For additional recycling information contact the Eco-Desk at 565-3375 or go to

Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at the Berger Center and anyone who would be interested in looking into membership may contact me at 539-3686 or carps195@comcast. net.

Single Boomers Social Club

Meg Stone, Heidi Klyn and Trish Jamison (and Cody)

Sal Colombo and Rob Bowles check out a classic Ford

We had a great time at the Annual Oakmont Classic Car Show. The weather was a bit chilly, but the company was good, and there was a full parking lot of classic cars! Members, please remember to open your Evites for details on the future events. June 19, Transcendence Theatre: For those who bought tickets, look for an E-mail with details. 4th of July Parade—Kenwood: Show your patriotism! 10 a.m.– ? Pancake breakfast, parade and

live music July 18—Johnson Beach Day. Mark your calendars!


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

Joey Cuneo, Broker Associate BRE#01013909

Claudine Cuneo, Realtor BRE#01265144

Real Estate With Heart

707-538-1899 6580 Oakmont Drive Santa Rosa, CA 95409 Each office is independently owned and operated

Please complete this form and return it to the OVA SBSC Folder along with your check to Single Boomers Social Club (SBSC), in the amount of $12. Please print. Name: _______________________________________________________________ Date:_____________________ Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail: ___________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________

By signing below, I agree to review, accept and abide by the SBSC bylaws (copies available in SBSC folder).


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Oakmont Democratic Club

nSusan Millar

nMalcolm Rodman

Immigrant Lives: “Hidden in Plain Sight”

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. You can also look in the file folder in the OVA Office, fill out the form you find there and attach your check. Leave the check and the form in the manila envelope in the OCF file folder. Your tickets will be delivered to the file folder in an envelope with your name on it a few days later. All donations to the OCF go to Oakmont’s educational and charitable activities.

On Thursday, June 25, all Oakmont residents and their friends are invited to “Hidden in Plain Sight: Lives of Immigrants in Sonoma County Today.” This program is presented by the Oakmont Democratic Club in cooperation with Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa. This is a rare opportunity to obtain insights into the lives, aspirations, and needs of the migrants who come to Sonoma Valley for many different reasons. The evening will begin with a half-hour reception with refreshments at 7 p.m., followed by the program.

13th Annual Oakmont Car Show The event drew a large crowd to the Berger Center parking lot Saturday, May 23. Visitors inspected the cars, which ranged in condition from “original” to carefully restored, and in age from the Model T era to more recent autos and trucks. The day dawned cool and gray, but the sun soon emerged to warm things up. More photos online at oakmont-news.

Bob Bergman inspects a 1928 Chevrolet “woodie”. (Photo by Marty Thompson)

Harvest, watercolor by Dorothy Pierce

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Opening speakers will be Cynthia King, Catholic Charities’ Senior Program Manager for Community and Parish Connections, and Dina Lopez, Program Manager for Immigration. They will present a panel of representatives from other service and advocacy groups, including La Luz of Sonoma Valley, and people who have “been there,” navigating the intricacies of the immigration system. We will conclude with plenty of opportunity for Q and A, and adjourn by 9 p.m. Residents are invited to E-mail questions for the participants in advance to: questions@oakmontdems. org. There is no charge for the program, and the reception is hosted by ODC. Those wishing to join or renew membership in ODC will find volunteers on hand to accept the $5 annual dues. Voter registration forms also will be available. DATE: Thursday, June 25 TIME: 7–9 p.m. PLACE: Oakmont East Recreation Center

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Joe Milan and his grandson, Jackson McKean look over a limited edition 1953 Kaiser Dragon. Barbara Milan is behind her grandson. (Photo by Marty Thompson)

June 27 Buddhist Meeting

nPennijean Savage

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

“In the creation of peace, the heart-to-heart bonds between people awakened to the sanctity of life are even stronger than economic or political ties between nations... Lasting peace cannot be achieved without the realization of the happiness of all humanity. We will therefore strive to make the Buddhist ideal of compassion the basis of a new philosophical orientation that inspires concrete contribution to the survival and flourishing of humankind.” Daisaku Ikeda, Living Buddhism, June 2015, p. 54 You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, June 27 and learn more about the benefits of this Buddhist practice and life philosophy. WHEN: Saturday, June 27, 2:30–4 p.m. WHERE: 20 Glengreen. Look for SGI sign at entrance of Glengreen Street Monthly SGI Nichiren Buddhist discussion meetings of chanting, study and dialogue are open to all Oakmonters and are free of charge. Call Judy at 538-3369 or Pj at 843-7266 for directions or more information. The meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month, except for holidays. See for additional information on Nichiren Buddhism.


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nEd Low

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

nSusan Lynn


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


Stern Grove, San Francisco (photo by Joan Evilsizer)

WHEN: July 16 WHERE: 6th Street Playhouse, 52 West 6th Street COST: $25 for seniors Order your tickets at www.6thstreetplayhouse. com, and remember to ask for the senior rate!

Also in July

Our greeters—Susan Wurtzel, Fritzie Amantite and Connie Lachowicz

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”—Jimi Hendrix Kudos to Heidi and the Boomers Events Committee, and all of our fabulous volunteers! Our Motown event was one of the best ever, and the dancing was non-stop! Our members are certainly getting their money’s worth this year, so if you’re still not a member, you should join now by clicking on www.oakmontboomers. org. The whole process takes just a few minutes, but if you have any problem with the website or PayPal, contact for assistance. (By the way, you do not need a PayPal account.)

Reminder: “We’re So Excited!”

The fabulous Poyntlyss Sistars Rockin’ Show Band returns on June 20, all glammed up and ready to rock. Don’t forget to visit the food trucks (open to all Oakmont residents) before doors open at 5:30 p.m. WHEN: June 20 WHERE: Berger Center TIME: 5:30–9:30 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. PRICE: $15 per member/guest (one guest per member) BRING: Cash for the food trucks, BYOB Your Boomers Board is taking a much-needed break in July, but if you need something to do on the third Thursday of the month, join fellow Boomers at the 6th Street Playhouse for Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story. Rock to Buddy’s music, from “That’ll Be the Day” right up to the “Day the Music Died,” with a little “La Bamba” and “Chantilly Lace” thrown in as an added bonus.

St. Francis Winery’s free outdoor movie series “Stars Under the Stars” begins on July 9 with Sleepless in Seattle. Bring a chair or blanket and gather on the lawn for this Rom-Com under the stars. Wine, food, and sweets will be available for purchase, or pack a picnic dinner. The evening starts at 7 p.m. with a pre-show concert and wine reception (but get there early to secure a good spot). The film begins at dusk. (It can get cold out there, so be sure to dress accordingly.) All that and free popcorn, too!

Mt. Davidson, San Francisco (photo by Joan Evilsizer)

Note the early departure! Hike leader is Danna McDonough, 595-3946, Check out the full schedule at http://www.

August 15: “A Hard Day’s Night”

You asked for it, we heard you. The Beatles Flashback Band and three food trucks return to the Berger Center, so mark your calendars. As always, the show is open to members only, but everyone can enjoy al fresco dining and the company of friends. Rosso’s Pizzeria, Palooza, and Chicago Style Hot Dogs will bring their food trucks. You just have to bring cash and your beverage of choice. Watch this space for more information about the show and how to reserve your spot. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads!

Food Trucks Are Coming to Oakmont

nHeidi Klyn

WHEN: Saturday, June 20 TIME: 5–8 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center Parking Lot—tables and chairs will be provided in the courtyard BRING: Cash to purchase food WHO IS COMING: Forrest Fire BBQ, Fish on Chips, Lonchero (Mexican Food) and Crumb Hither (delightful desserts)


Hike along the East Ridge Trail and then by road to the upper picnic area for lunch. After lunch we’ll have a leisurely and level walk along the Pioneer Trail through the park’s most majestic redwoods. Distance is about four miles with an 800’ total elevation gain mostly in the first mile. Leave Berger 9 a.m. Hike leader is Lou Kinzler, 595-1214.


This hike will start at the lower parking lot in Jack London State Park. We will hike to the Wolf House, and return to the House of Happy Walls museum. The museum is Charmian London’s house built after Jack London’s death. This is an easy walk of about two miles with minimal elevation gain and on good trails. We will leave the Berger Center at 9 a.m. Alan Kelley is the hike leader, 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.


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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Oakmont Cat Care Cooperative

nMary Ellen King, OCCC List Coordinator

Shared care for kitty when you’re away

Cat Care Coop members share care and feeding for kitty when traveling or during other times of need. All arrangements for care are made directly between members. We have members all over Oakmont so it’s easy to fine help near when you need it. Keep our list growing—join today! It’s free! It’s easy! It works! Please contact me for information and listing at 849-1581.

Oakmont Rainbow Women

nKathy Cirksena and Jeanne DeJoseph

Remembrance and Celebration

Every year about this time, “pride” or “gay pride” starts getting featured in the news and rainbow flags abound. How did LGBT folks wind up with June as our special month? The event that started it all was the “Stonewall Riots” in June 1969, when a group of LGBT customers and local sympathizers resisted a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in NYC, becoming the first large scale protest on behalf of gay rights in history. A year later, marches commemorating the riots took place in major cities across the country and a movement came into its own.

nTerry Leuthner, President, and Sugar Carlton, Vice President


On May 19 we celebrated our April, May and June birthdays with cupcakes and decorations supplied by Michelle Harris and Jenny Slama of Oakmont Financial along with coffee, tea, soft drinks and water. Thank you Michelle and Jenny. Carolyn Fredrickson’s excellent singing voice serenaded the birthday folks. Thanks Carolyn.


We had our first BBQ lunch on June 2 from 1–2:30 p.m. Thank you to Mark Attebery for bringing his BBQ and to all our hard workers who made it so successful. Our next BBQ will be on July 7, first Tuesday in July.

RESULTS AS OF May 19 (Week #4 of Summer League)

1:30 PM League: first place, Wild Turkeys; second place, 4 Tops; third place, Alley Oops; fourth place, Pocket Hits; fifth place, Strikers; sixth place, Wii Four. Men’s High Games: Don Shelhart, 300; Christian van den Berghe, 227; Ed Schudel, 226; Terry Leuthner, 216; Dan Madden, 202. Women’s High Games: Peggy Ensley, 253; Mariel Green, 248; Florence Palica, 244; Kathryn Miller, 242; Sandy Wald, 236; Phyllis Jennings, 209; Beverly Thompson, 208; Elisabeth LaPointe, 202. High Game Sub: Carol Green, 201. 3:15 PM League: first place, Wii Power; second place, Pin Heads; third place tie, Strikes & Spares and High Rollers; fifth place tie, Strike Outs and King Pins. Men’s High Games: Bruce Price, 246. Women’s High Games: Jan Blackburn, 289; Maurine Bennett, 276; Carolyn Mack, 258; Diane Price, 258; Doris Ruh, 254; Barbara Ford, 245; Debbie Miller, 237; Betsy Smith, 235; Pat Stokes, 234; Mollie Atkinson, 216; Helen Herbert, 214; Valerie Hulsey, 208; Shirley Jamison, 208; Carolyn Fredrickson, 200. High Game Sub: Sue Bowman, 235.

nBetsy Smith

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


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

Wii Bowling Oakmont Lanes 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. Remaining bowling dates for June: June 16 and 30. No bowling June 23—fourth Tuesday.

Zentangle™ Art Classes

Stonewall protestors 1969

“Pride” reminds us to honor those who came before us and to celebrate the many achievements and advances that LGBT people have made in the past fifty or so years. We appreciate how much times have changed: we live openly with the person we love; our identity is neither the only significant thing about us nor something to hide. We can plan on caring for each other as we get older and society and the law recognize our right to do so. This could be the year that we also celebrate marriage equality across the land if the Supreme Court ruling is announced in June, as we expect it will be.


Come out and celebrate with us! All Oakmonters are welcome—LGBT folks, guests and our many allies. We are hoping for a great turnout for the 4th annual ORW Pride Picnic from 1–4 p.m. at the West Rec. Picnic area. Colorful signs around Oakmont will guide the way to our site. Say hello to old friends and make some new ones as we celebrate with food, music and lots and lots of fun! There will be food to share (bring a dish to serve six people if you like and a beverage of your choice) and the Oakie Folkies will serenade us as they have in the past. You’ll want a comfortable chair, water, a hat and sunscreen—we usually have plenty of sunshine and warmth on picnic day. Volunteers are needed to help make this very popular event a success. If you can help, E-mail ORW or contact Ann Alexander or Pat Olive. Remember that the picnic takes the place of our usual June meeting and that we’ll resume our regular schedule on July 9 with Bingo at 7 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE: CRIS WILLIAMSON in concert SEPTEMBER 26, 7 PM at the Berger Center

Tickets will be $25 and will go on sale soon. While Rainbow Women is a group for lesbians, any woman in Oakmont is welcome to become a member of Oakmont Rainbow Women. We generally meet on the second Thursday of each month in the East Rec. Center from 7–9 p.m. If you want more information about our group please contact:

American Mah Jongg Club

nMarie Haverson

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

Attention all Oakmont residents of all ages

If you don’t mind getting out of the house for a few hours on the first and third Monday of every month, if you don’t mind meeting new friends and having a great time in the process, then American Mah Jongg Club is the club for you! Our next Mah Jongg meeting will be on June 15. 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.

Thursday Night Couples Bridge

nLynn Wycoff

Calling all bridge players!

Do you know we have an active group that meets twice a month for a friendly game of bridge? We meet on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. to about 9:40 p.m. We play four rounds of 40 minutes each and change partners with each round. There are table prizes for high score, a grand prize for high score of the evening, and prizes for slams. We are a sociable group with coffee, teas and refreshments provided. To join us you need to have a partner and then just show up. It costs $1 to play. Check us out! For more information call Paul Wycoff or me at 537-7019.


The Oakmont News / June 15, 2015

Quilting Bee

nElizabeth McDonnell

At the Quilting Bee meeting on May 27, the date and time of a sewing class for visiting grandchildren was announced. On Tuesday, July 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. we will assist 12 children in making a pillow case each can take home. There was discussion as to whether or not we should continue to maintain a library. The consensus was to keep a small library with books on core quilting techniques and basic books for the beginning quilter. Julie Jones and Ruth Blanchard will sort and keep those books and we will pass on the remaining books and magazines first to any members who would like them, and any remaining to one of the local shops that receive such items for resale. There was discussion concerning future classes (paper piecing and hand appliqué), hiring a speaker and a mystery class which will be led by Lisa Boyer. The group is eager to schedule new events. Our members would like to take a field trip to Cloverdale to visit a new quilt shop called “Bolt” and have lunch together. Paula Scull volunteered to coordinate such a trip in June and will send out E-mail for sign-ups. Nancy O’Brien showed an attic window quilt she made with digitallyprinted fabric given to her by her sister. This generated discussion about the new technique of digitally-printed fabric and the companies who will create the fabric. Yvonne Draper showed a quilt for placement on the foot of her bed. Pam McVey showed a pretty stack-and-whack quilt which generated interest in just such a technique class being taught to our Ivonne Draper group. Paula Scull displayed a beautiful quilt made from a book called Three Times The Charm. Patterns in the book utilize charm packets of fabric. Vivian Valencia showed her quilt-as-you-go which is almost finished. Celeste White showed two hand bags she has made, one of which was made with Hoffman challenge fabric. Members urged Celeste to enter the hand bag in the national fabric/quilt challenge. Debra Zilavy found a paper-pieced pattern she liked on She enlarged the pattern and made a very pretty quilt. The Quilting Bee meets on the second Wednesday of each month to sew and quilt on our own projects and the fourth Wednesday of each month for our business meeting. We meet in the Arts and Crafts room from 1–4 p.m. both days. For further information please call me at 538-2523. Debra Zilavy

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PC Users Group

nJerry Thompson

Saturday, june 20 Eric Skagerberg: Managing your Gmail Account

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


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


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

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.

ipad SIG with ronnie roche

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

Duplicate Bridge

nBob Stinson

Come join us for duplicate bridge

The Duplicate Bridge Club plays twice a week in the Central Activities Center card room, Tuesday evening at 6:45 PM and Friday afternoon at 12:30 PM. Our Duplicate Bridge Club is a friendly, low-key group who enjoy a more challenging way of playing bridge. There is a small fee, currently $3, which pays for a professional club director who organizes and officiates the game. The fee also pays for our club membership with the American Contract Bridge League. We enjoy coaching newcomers to our ranks. Firsttime players may play for free, but you need to remind the recorder if you are a first-timer. What is Duplicate? In social bridge, a new hand is dealt every time and a player’s score often reflects quite a bit of luck. In duplicate bridge the hands are dealt only once, and then played by nearly everyone. Your overall score is based on how well you do, compared to everyone else who played those hands. Another significant difference is that bidding is silent and uses colored bid cards from a bid box. If you enjoy bridge and want a fun, friendly and competitive way to improve your skills, bring your partner and try us out. General information and partnerships: Marilyn Hillendahl, 833-1032.

nBarbara G. Dudley


Being of sound mind, the PC Users Group goes on vacation for the summer. Be sure to take the longer and warmer days and enjoy the outdoors during June, July and August. See you on September 14!


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 Krystine_at_ or Scribe, Barbara, at


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

The Oakmont Ukesters

nLinda Webster

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


The Oakmont News / June 15, 2015

Lawn Bowling

nGreg Goodwin

Recently, my lovely wife and I went into the city with our good friends Mike and Bev Harris. Mike drove assisted by Bev’s very smart phone’s direction system. Bev relayed the phone’s info regarding when and where to turn and park. This made travel both pleasant and simple. The one word to describe our journey was support. Which brings us to lawn bowling. The OLBC has very dedicated members who support the club’s many matches, training, charitable and social events. In fact, a donation to F.I.S.H. will come from the proceeds of the Sir Francis Drake Tournament taking place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. The public is invited to support our 50th anniversary by attending the reenactment of the sinking of the Spanish Armada also on June 27 starting at 1:30 p.m.


The theme of this column has been support. Next week the OLBC marks its 50th anniversary of club recognition at Oakmont. Scheduled events start with our good friends from the Leisure Town Lawn Bowling Club joining in our daily draw on Wednesday, June 24 at 9:30 a.m. Their visit will help us celebrate our anniversary with friendly competition that supports good will between the two clubs. The daily draw will be followed by a pot luck lunch provided by us. There is still time for you, last-minute members, to attend the “Where Were You in 1965” Cocktail Party. This will be fun for all because it’s all about the fun. Enjoy finger foods, complimentary toast (not bread),


The Wine Country Senor Games are over. For the first time Lawn Bowling was included in the competitions. Oakmont had the pleasure and fun of hosting this event. The OLBC wants to give thanks to OVA staff, especially Cassie and Marsha, and the maintenance crew for their support and work on our behalf. The green looked great and all 18 teams were thrilled to play at our facility. We hope everyone who stopped by to watch the games enjoyed them. If you would like to participate in lawn bowling, contact Tony Lachowicz at 888-1430 for information. The results of the Lawn Bowling Games will be reported in the next edition of the Oakmont News.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SSU Oakmont

nKathy Sowers

We’re still looking for the party

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

nJoan Palma

Grandparents’ Club

The Grandparents’ Club is preparing an exciting week of summer activities for you and your grandchildren to share. The fun begins on Sunday, July 26 and goes through Friday, July 31. Here is our tentative schedule. Sunday, July 26: Welcome Party/Carnival Monday, July 27: Fun for the Little Ones Monday, July 27: Coin Toss Monday, July 27: Bingo Tuesday, July 28: One Day of Tennis Tuesday, July 28: Quilting Tuesday, July 28: WII Bowling Tues.–Fri., July 28–31: Four-Day Tennis Clinic Wednesday, July 29: Making Puppets Wednesday, July 29: Table Tennis Wednesday, July 29: Family Fun Pizza Party

and 50th Anniversary cake with coffee or tea. There will be music, game, contests and prizes. As usual, BYOB to enjoy sips with bites. Ice, sodas and water will be provided. Saturday is the Big Day. Events start at 1:30 p.m. with the Sir Francis Drake reenactment of the most famous moment in lawn bowling history, the sinking of the Spanish Armada followed by the 2 p.m. S.F. Drake Charity Tournament, followed by the “High Tea” at 4 p.m., followed by a sing-along starring me and friends at 6 p.m. Followed by… I’m tired, but I’m looking forward to another 50 years of lawn bowling here in Oakmont. Don’t miss out. Show your club support by getting your reservation in no later than June 19. Complete the form below and return it along with your check made out to OLBC and put it in the OLBC folder in the OVA Office.

Thursday, July 30: Robotics Friday, July 31: Bocce Ball Friday, July 31: Making Noodles Registration begins on July 1. You will find a registration form in the July 1 Oakmont News. As always volunteers are needed please contact Marianne at 528-0161 or me at santarosapalma@aol. com, if you can help. As in the past we will keep our registration fees as low as possible. We can only do this by supplementing the activities from the Grandparents’ Club annual dues. If you haven’t paid the $10 per family annual dues yet please consider doing it now. Dues can be left in our file in the OVA Office. Checks should be made out to Grandparents’ Club or cash is always accepted. Please fill in the form below.

GRANDPARENTS’ CLUB MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Name________________________________________________________________________________________ Mailing address:_______________________________________________________________________________ Phone number___________________________ E-mail _______________________________________________ Please fill in this form and include a check or cash in the amount of $10 payable to Grandparents’ Club. Thank you!

The 2014-15 school term is ended. As frequently done, classes enjoyed a little enhancement in recent weeks, tailored to the course content. Bill Garrett’s course, Natural Selection Isn’t What It Used to Be, included discussions varying from survival of the fittest to Social Darwinism. Class members enjoyed a “virtual” campfire with nuts, berries, and dried meat as a snack. It was a reminder of what our William Garrett, ancestors ate on a regular basis—no Ph.D. pizza or mac ‘n cheese for them! Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D., offered as an enhancement a concert open to all of Oakmont. “From Grief to Grace” was attended by almost 250 residents. It featured Kayleen, piano; Julija Vibrat, violin; and poetry narrated by Philip Jonckheer. Kayleen prefaced the concert with brief descriptions of some of the music selections and the introduction of fellow artists. She asked the audience to briefly close their eyes and reflect upon a deceased family member or friend.

J. Vibrat and K. Asbo

Music selections included composers such as J.S. Bach, Igor Stravinsky, and Kayleen herself. Presented on the evening of Memorial Day, it was a fitting reminder of those we have lost to war as well as other reasons. Fran Claggett, M.A., taught a class in the writing of memoirs. On the last day of class residents enjoyed coffee and pastries. They shared newly-written memoirs. The class was so inspired that students have formed a writing group to continue and encourage each other. The Oakmont Lifelong Learning Board wishes a safe and happy summer vacation to all.


The Oakmont News / June 15, 2015

Water Fitness

nCathy Rapp

Great news! Beginning June 15, SRJC will be offering one free water aerobics class each weekday throughout the summer! This is your chance to jump in and join many Oakmonters who participate to enjoy total-body exercise and oil the joints. With laughter and camaraderie, a good workout, sunshine and warm water—there’s something for everyone. 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: 11 a.m.—Instructor Mary Wednesday: 10 a.m.—Instructor Mary Thursday: 11 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)

Holistic Yoga

nDonna Connell (IYT)

Come join this friendly supportive, noncompetitive yoga class. We have been practicing yoga for everybody, at every level, since 2001! We use weights (in some of the classes) to promote upper body strength, which has proven to be very effective in promoting a strong upper body, core and improve the quality of the poses. This class focuses on strength, flexibility, a quiet mind, inner perspective and well-being. There are four classes to choose from for your specific needs. Gentle yoga is on Mondays. WHERE: West Rec. Center WHEN: Mondays at 8:45 a.m. Gentle Yoga; Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. all level COST: First class is free (with the purchase of a pass, $75 per eight classes) This class focuses on the individual, at whatever level that happens to be. I enjoy helping students find their edge without injury. I emphasize the proper use of the breath on and off the mat. My goal is to have each student take the benefits they experience on the mat into their lives. I teach with compassion, understanding, intuition, a little humor and a clinical knowledge of the body and yoga philosophy, combining the physical, emotional and inner perspective. For more information call me at 799-3099 or E-mail to Visit

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. Wednesdays, 9–10 a.m.: An exciting rotation of instructors from YMCA Healthy Living.

Father’s Day Fitness, William Chen

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. Carole Strode, Equipment: The most important new instructor thing to bring to class is probably the party attitude. You are here to relax and have fun, really enjoy yourself, to move, to listena nd feel the music and have a good time. Non-skid yoga mats, Therabands (available in class for $5), athletic shoes that are supportive but not too grippy, water bottle and hand towel (which can double as a cushion for your knees or roll to fit nicely under your neck as a cervical support). For more details on classes and instructors, please visit the Oakmont Health Initiative website: https:// home.

Word to the wise

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

Interval Training

nJohn Phillips

Call it what you want, it is a fantastic workout. It promotes fat loss, muscle tone, and improves endurance. WHEN: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. WHERE: At the lower level of the West Rec. Building EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Light hand weights, nonslip mat, and water COST: $5 drop-in, 10 sessions $50, first session free Come on by and join us. You will be amazed at how much you can get done in 45 minutes!

nBetsy Smith

Cardio Fitness Aerobics Class

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, ongoing. Join any time. First class is free. TIME: Tuesdays 5:30–6:30 p.m., Thursdays 4:30– 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Class is held at West Rec. Center COST: $6 per class or $40 for eight classes INFO: Please bring a mat, weights, and water if you have them. We have equipment if you do not have any, so come on down! INSTRUCTOR: Betsy Smith, 321-2105 (cell), bsmith@ Fun, aerobics and friendship are what you can expect by coming to the late afternoon aerobics class. The class is ongoing and you can join at any time. The aerobic format uses moderate aerobic moves designed to get your heart rate up and work your body! We finish the class with core and balance work. The music is fun and catchy and the class is designed for all levels. Call me for more information. Bring your friends! See you in class!

Balance and Strength Class

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

Lap Swim Club

nMelissa Bowers

Good to the Last Lap!

Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime, summertie-ie-ie-ime… Just a blink before the longest day arrives which means evening dips and laps. And what a view from the east pool deck! Paradise! Valley of the Moon! Aren’t we lucky?


School’s out for the summer and with it the hoards of kids are back. Their hours have switched to 12–4 p.m. so Central lap swimmers take note and use East lap pool. Remember the wide roped lane is for two similar style swimmers. “Communicate first and share” is the motto. Join up if you swim year round. No dues. Simply a website used for pool issues, a fast way to report repairs, etc. Send your name, E-mail to lapswim@ and site invite will be sent. Happy lapping!


The Oakmont News / June 15, 2015

Oakmont Art Association

nCarol Decker


The Oakmont Art Association now has its own website. Constructed by President Phil Wilkenson, the site has many features, including a calendar of events, news, classes and a gallery of members’ art. The gallery currently features works by over 20 Oakmont artists. If you are an Oakmont resident artist your work can be displayed for the price of a membership—$10 annually. You can even sign up for membership on the site. With over 230 members, the OAA has grown to be a large organization and the website will be a fine vehicle for members to keep up with what is happening. If you missed last February’s Celebration of Art, you can view a 45-minute video of the program on the website. Please visit.

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

With summer here, now is the time to improve your breathing and stamina so that you can be energized for your coming vacation. Yes, Tai Chi builds strength and improves agility all in a very calm and relaxed way, especially if you have not been exercising much. Join us for a five-class workshop to introduce you to this very ancient practice from China. Tuition is $75 for the workshop which meets on Thursdays at 9–10 a.m. in the Upper West Rec. (Thursdays do not have to be consecutive). Call me at 318-5284 to preregister and to answer any questions. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Seniors with disabilities or health challenges encouraged to participate.

nLynn Seng, Instructor

Are you ready?

Summer is nearly 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. 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: com 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.


Held the weekend of May 16 and 17, the Oakmont Art Association’s Open Studios was a big success, with each artist reporting a constant stream of visitors on both days. While the primary object is not to sell the artwork, a number of artists reported sales during the weekend. More importantly, our artists socialized with many new and old patrons of the arts and visitors were able to see how they structured their studios and managed to create their works of art.


We are planning a tour for 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 will be accepted now for everyone, but members of the Art Association will have priority until June 20. You may become a member by enclosing an additional $10. Registration closes 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. Please include your E-mail address and phone number.


There is still room in Christopher Schink’s “Emphasis on Design” class, the last two weekends in June, June 20–21 and 27–28. The fee is $200 for the four days. Ikebana classes with instructor Ron Brown continue June 26. Held in the art room, class is from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and cost $15 per class. Each class is a new lesson, so you may join any time. Several fine instructors are chomping at the bit to teach in Oakmont. Opportunities include Japanese brush painting (sumi-e), calligraphy and shoe painting with Diane Liebe. Contact Bonnie Crosse at 282-9076 if you are interested. As soon as sufficient interest is expressed, a class will be scheduled.


Paintings, sketches and photographs from the “Celebration of Art” are being displayed in the gallery until July 13.

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.

Paintings by Betty Franks and Kathryn Hainke are on display on the back walls of the Berger Center for the same time period. Betty’s education includes study at SF City College, De Anza College and California College of the Arts. She has shown her works in many solo, group and juried Painting by Betty Franks shows throughout the Bay Area, Gatlinburg, Tennessee and abroad. Kathy Hainke has taken drawing and photography classes over the years, as well as a two-year course in Expressive Arts Therapy. Her watercolors are based on her photography, in an effort to rescue some of the images from boxes and hard drive storage. Painting by Kathryn Hainke

Garden Club

nPeggy Dombeck


I’m a gardener and I’m okay I sleep all night and I plant all day! I dress in grubby clothing, and hang around with slugs. Oh I’m happy in the garden With dirt and plants and bugs.


We will tour six lovely Oakmont gardens. Reservations required and are on a first-come, firstserved basis. Contact is Jean Whitridge at jean@ Deadline for sign-up was June 11. WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, June 16, Berger Center TIME: Meet at 9:45 a.m. to form car-pools; tour is from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Please be on time, we start promptly. We stop meeting for the months of July and August and resume in September.


• Control powdery mildew: Dry summer conditions are perfect for this white fungal disease, which forms on both sides of leaves. Cosmos, crape myrtles, delphiniums, and roses can be quite susceptible
to it, especially if growing in shade. Treat with a plantbased oil such as neem oil or jojoba oil, or use a biological fungicide. • Pull or prune suckers from the bottom of suckerprone plants such as wisteria, crab-apples, poplars, lilacs, etc. If your grafted roses have a cane originating from below the graft, it too must be cut out. Fertilize your roses after each round of bloom finishes. Continue to deadhead flowers for more bloom. • Cut Flower Preservative Recipe #1: 2 cups lemonlime carbonated beverage (e.g., Sprite™ or 7-Up™); 1/2 teaspoon household chlorine bleach, 2 cups warm water. • Cut Flower Preservative Recipe #2: 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon household chlorine bleach, 1 quart warm water. • Cut Flower Preservative Recipe #3: 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon household chlorine bleach, 1 quart warm water.


The Oakmont News / June 15, 2015

The Pickleball Corner

nTom Kendrick

Town Hall meeting June 17, 2 pm, Berger Center

The pickleball ad-hoc committee will host a community meeting in order to bring Oakmont residents up to date on the “Central Park,” pickleball court project. Current architectural drawings, as well as sound and visual studies will be presented. There will also be a Q&A and a public opinion segment.

Pickle Profile—Joan Chalk

How long have you lived at Oakmont Joan? Seventeen years! Wow—so, how long have you been playing pickleball, and what attracted you to the game? A little over a year. My husband, Dave and I have tennis in our background, so it has been a nice transition. I still play tennis, but pickleball is definitely easier on my body. So … how old are you, Joan? Seventy-four. My birthday is in October. Oh, coming up on seventy-five pretty quick, eh? No. I said seventy-four. Right. Well, thank you, Joan. It’s been nice talking with you, and we’re happy that you are a part of our club. You’re welcome. See you on the courts!


Yep, those crazy, cool-cats are at it again. The arthritic athletes will provide a smorgasbord of appetizers and light-bites. We’ll have pitchers of ice water, but feel free to bring your own adult beverages. It’s the hippest party of the year, and will be attended by Oakmont’s elite, including Noel, (don’t E-mail me), Lyons and Anita Easland (most tenacious person on the planet). Invitations have also gone out to Barack, Michelle, Hillary and Cassie. We’ll have awesome tunes, dancing, trivia, and there are rumors of a live performance by that well-known family singing group, The Dills. THEME: “A Hard Day’s Night” COST: $15 ATTIRE: “Oakmont-chic” (use your imagination) RESERVATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 8. This event will sell out! Please make your check out to OPC, include the attached coupon, and place in the pickleball folder at the OVA Office before July 8.


WHO: All Oakmont residents welcome

PICKLEMANIA—SUMMER PARTY reservation form JULY 11, 5 PM, EAST REC. Name and phone # __________________________________________________________ Number of attendees ____ Amount enclosed (15 ea.)

Sonoma Humane Society Volunteers Needed Press release

Sonoma Humane Society is in need of reliable volunteers to help our Animal Care Tech staff. Duties include cleaning kennels, washing dishes, and laundry. We are also looking for reliable volunteers for our volunteer-run gift shop Paws to Shop. Customer service skills/retail experience needed, with minimum six-month commitment. To volunteer, please submit an application: www. or get a paper application at the shelter. For more info, contact Mary Rand, mrand@

Sufi Meditation Circle

nJoAnn Halima Haymaker

Rumi, Meditation and Music

You are invited to bring your special light into the Circle of Peace. The Women’s Meditation Circle will meet on Wednesday, July 1 at 11 a.m. at my home, 147 White Oak Drive. There will be music, Rumi’s poetry, meditation and Sufi wisdom. Open to all women. It is helpful if you can let me know if you are coming. Call 537-1275 or E-mail to “I have been given a glass that has the fountain of the sun inside.”—Rumi

Funky Fridays at Sugarloaf

nBill Myers

Drop-In Chess

nRichard Duncan

The Drop-In Chess players meet on Tuesday afternoons between 1–4:30 p.m. in the Card Room at the Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Drive. Beginners are welcome and there are no fees or cost—just your time as you see fit. Bring a board and chess set if you have one. The atmosphere is casual and players of varying proficiency, both men and women, take part in these games. If you have not played chess in a while, are new to our Oakmont community, or are just curious and would like to know more about the “Game of Kings,” drop in and check us out. If you have any questions or would like to know more, feel free to contact us at richardgduncan@ or at 225-0661.


The “Funky Fridays” live music series is held at the Sugarloaf Ridge State Park amphitheater in Kenwood, every Friday from 6:30–8:30 p.m. through September 4. The 2015 schedule is: June 19—Backtrax, June 26— The Bluesburners, July 3—Funky Dozen, July 10— Rosetown Revue, July 17—Full Steem, July 24—Ten Foot Tone, and July 31—Sugarfoot. Details can be found at or by calling 833-6288. Food and beverages can be purchased at the amphitheater. Hot dogs, chili dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, garden burgers, and tri-tip with fresh salad and roll are available from the grill. Available extras include chili, chips, brownies, sodas and bottled water. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks, beverages, or an entire picnic. Organizers suggest bringing a blanket or similar groundcover, since there are no picnic tables in the amphitheater area for people planning a picnic. There are wood benches in the amphitheater, and visitors may bring chairs or a blanket for lawn seating.

WHERE: East Rec. Tennis Court #4 WHEN: Open Play, 10 a.m.–12 noon (when you can always get a game); 9–10 a.m. and 12–5 p.m., key required, games need to be arranged; 8–9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (quiet balls only). Courts available seven days a week WHY: Come join the fun, exercise and meet nice people ATTIRE: Proper court attire requested. Please wear approved court shoes with non-marking soles. We have loaner paddles available. WEBSITE: NEW PLAYER ORIENTATION: Mondays 9–10 a.m. NEW PLAYER CONTACT: PJ Savage, 843-7266; E-mail: nNoel Lyons, Tom Kendrick and Andie Altman

Draft Pickleball facility use policy— East Rec. Center, tennis court #4

It is recognized and intended that Oakmont Village Association have a good neighbor facility use policy for the two temporary Pickleball courts installed at East Rec. Center, Tennis Court #4. The conditions below were developed by surrounding neighbors, Oakmont Pickleball Club leadership and facilitators to foster a good neighbor relationship between all. 1. Tennis Court #4 shall remain striped and equipped for at most two temporary Pickleball courts only. The remaining three tennis courts shall remain tennis play only (Courts 1, 2, and 3). 2. The two Pickleball courts may be used between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 3. Play is allowed with quiet balls only, on Tuesday and Thursday from 8–9 a.m. 4. Play is not allowed after 5 p.m. 5. Players should be respectful of their environment and neighbors and at all times be mindful of their voices. 6. Oakmont Village Association will be responsible for installing appropriate signage at the courts regarding this policy and the items above. 7. Oakmont Pickleball Club will publish this policy on the website and include in club’s announcements.

Genealogy Club

nGeorge McKinney

Planning Meeting—June 23

The next regular Genealogy Club meeting is Monday, August 24, at 2:30 p.m. in the West Rec. Center. That means that there will be no regular meeting in June or July. However, Tuesday, June 23, we will hold a planning session with anyone who wishes to discuss how the Oakmont Genealogy Club can better serve its 175 members. This meeting will be in Suite 6, the small conference room across from the OVA Office. The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. Coffee and donuts will be included! If you’d like to come to this meeting, please E-mail me ( so I’ll know how many to expect. The Oakmont Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 2:30 p.m. (except May, July and December). There are no club dues, and everyone is welcome to attend our meetings, both newbies and experienced researchers. For further information about genealogy or club activities and programs please visit our website ( or E-mail questions to:


The Oakmont News / June 15, 2015

Table Tennis Club

nKay Kim

Drop-in session schedule: Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Wednesdays: 12 noon–2:30 p.m. Thursdays: 3–5:30 p.m. Fridays: 3–5:30 p.m. Sundays: 12 noon–4 p.m. (bring your own partner) Location: West Rec. Center upstairs We have a very active club. We have four tables, pingpong balls and some spare rackets for newcomers. We normally play doubles, so four people can play on each table at any one time. We also have Robopong Newgy 2050 for anyone who wants to practice to improve their skills.

About us

Table Tennis (Ping-Pong) is a mind, body and soul sport. There are numerous benefits of playing this enjoyable Olympic sport:

nBarbara Bowman

Health and Fitness: Just a couple of hours a day, two or three times a week hitting those little orange balls can do wonders for your fitness. Gentle on Your Body: You can play this sport according to your own capabilities and limitations and still be competitive. All skill levels are welcome. A Sport for Life: It can be played competitively right up to your 80s and beyond. It’s never too late to start. Keep You Mentally Sharp: It’s good for the brain function. There is an awful lot of thinking, fast brainto-hand coordination. This activity keeps your brain alert! You Can Play Anytime: Table tennis is an indoor sport. You can play it all year round, rain or wind, hot and cold. No need to worry about exposure to UV rays.

Make New Friends: You’ll get to meet many nice people at the club. You’ll be able to compete and make friends with fellow table tennis enthusiasts. You Don’t Have to Spend a Fortune: There is no fee to play at our club. We provide paddles for newcomers free of charge and balls are provided by OVA. A basic ping-pong paddle can be bought for around $35–50. A good racket for advance play would usually be around $100–150. As a complex game of mind, soul and body, table tennis is one of the most beneficial sports for aging population, improving mental and physical conditions alike. It’s an excellent investment for your well-being. Come join us to play. La Dolce Vita! Contact information: Kay Kim at 318-0644 or Bob Vogenthaler at 537-3040.

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

Sunday, June 21 NO FILMS SHOWN, FATHER’S DAY Sunday, June 28, 2 pm FINDING NEVERLAND

Johnny Depp stars as turn-of-the-century playwright J.M. Barrie, the scribe who penned the children’s classic Peter Pan. The film follows Barrie as he struggles to write and have his play produced while he cares for his down-on-their-luck neighbors who inspired the story. A tender and moving film that received several Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, including Best Actor nominations for Depp. Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman and Julie Christie also star. (2004), PG, 106 minutes.

Sunday, June 28, 7 pm FOXCATCHER

Preparing for the 1988 Olympics, two sibling wrestlers (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo) cross paths with a paranoid schizophrenic millionaire (Steve Carrell). The competitive Schulz brothers soon learn their new acquaintance is a dangerous distractor. This drama, based on a true story, earned Carrell and Ruffalo Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for their performances. (2014), R (some drug use and a violent scene), 134 minutes.

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 Oscar winner for Best Documentary explores the preparations that went into the stunt as well as the event and its aftermath. His walk, considered to be a heist, has been called “the artistic crime of the century.” Internationally critically acclaimed and honored, the film is intense, riveting, engrossing and 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.

For Your Refrigerator/Wallet

Sunday, June 21: No films shown, Father’s Day. Sunday, June 28, 2 p.m.: Finding Neverland, (2004), PG, 106 minutes. Sunday, June 28, 7 p.m.: Foxcatcher, (2014), R, 134 minutes. 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.


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


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



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


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




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



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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

Macular Degeneration?

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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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



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


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

Huge selection of value-priced, new, used and re-conditioned golf carts for sale. Professional repairs, service. Many LION CONSTRUCTION CO. years servicing our friends in Oakmont. General Contractor. Residential, commercial remodel and repairs, 584-5488. winterization, tile, cement work. Fences, decks, ADA upgrades. Free CAREGIVERS WANTED estimates. Small jobs OK. Call Frank, WeCare Home Assistants is looking 707-393-6901. Lic. #875552. to fill part-time and full-time shifts, weekends and evenings. Living in Oakmont a plus. Must be experienced. CHRISTO LIMO Transportation service for Oakmont Call us today at 843-3838. residents. Eight-year experience. Airports, wine tours, hotels and SOLARCITY FOR YOUR HOME If you could buy Nuclear, Coal or Solar cruise lines. Anywhere at any time. Power at the same price, which would Commercially licensed and insured, PVC #32055. Call Chris at 206-5018. you buy? Call me and let’s save the environment one home at a time. No cost out of pocket, free consultation, maintenance and warranty. Now is the time, 547-7661,


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


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


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


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


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Oakmont Village Association oakmont village association

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

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

Blood Pressure clinic

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

Bulletin Boards

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


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


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

maintenance Office

oakmont News

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

Tel 575-7200 E-mail:

Condominium Financial management (cfM)

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

architectural office

OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297

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

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

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.).

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

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

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.


(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.

Public Transportation Available in Oakmont n

Association Manager Cassie Turner

oakmont community garden on stonebridge


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

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

Schedules available at OVA office.

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The Oakmont News / June 15, 2015

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

Join Us! Speaking on:

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

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Dr. Emily Marsh, O.D.

Owner and Director of Eos Eyecare Optometric Group, Santa Rosa

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

Free Educational Series for Seniors


Location: Sequoia Senior Solutions Conference Room 6572 Oakmont Drive, Suite E


RSVP (707) 539-0500


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Oakmont News June 15, 2015  

The June 15th edition of the Oakmont News