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First Full Board Meeting in Months Takes Multiple Actions nMichael Connolly

In calling the September 5 BOD business meeting to order, President Gloria Young noted that a full contingent of seven board directors was present for the first time in three months. Then the board and the community welcomed back Malcolm Manwell as legal counsel to the OVA with applause and good cheer. Announcements: The board’s first meeting on the search for a new general manager will be held on Saturday, September 9 with Karen Conlon, the former president and CEO of the California Association of Community Managers. Ms. Conlon, an expert in the field, has been assisting the board for several weeks in the candidate search. Young said that all seven board members would attend the meeting and that the board would be sharing information with the community on an ongoing basis as the process continues. Young briefly discussed the importance of OVA committees and their symbiotic relationship with the board in serving the needs of the community. “Oakmont committees provide the tools necessary that enable boards to make wise choices.” She invited the attendees at the meeting and the community in general to consider volunteering for a committee. Skills cultivated during previous professional careers can be brought forward to the benefit of the community by serving on committees. Reports: Treasurer Elke Strunka described the current budget process that was just getting underway. Included in this process is the impending work on the ERC, with the latest estimates increasing to around $1.5 million. She stated that Iris Harrell was assisting her in using the new estimated costs to update the Reserve Study estimate of costs. She mentioned that the Asset Protection Committee has asked to participate in the updating of the cost estimates and

useful life figures for OVA facilities and assets. Elke said that she, Rick Aubert and Iris Harrell were planning to forward the adjusted numbers for input into the budget process. If the board were to decide to include the APC in formulating the numbers Strunka said, “I will have to walk away” from the process. Director Ken Heyman reported that a new OVA Information Technology administrator, Colin Hannigan, had been hired. Colin is a great addition to the staff and has already made great contributions in his first week. He will be working on the OVA website, the eBlasts, working with the clubs and groups in posting their content in the Oakmont News and other electronic media tasks. He will also be working with the board in creating tighter security for all of OVA’s online functions and internal functions. Director Kathleen Connelly reported on the ERC sound study to be performed on Friday, September 8. The ERC tennis courts will be closed to tennis play until noon that day and six pickleball courts will be temporarily set up for use in collecting pickleball play sound data. The study will be performed by Bollard Acoustical Consultants. It is estimated that the report will be available in 2-4 weeks.

September 8, Bollard Acoustical Consultants conducted their sound study on pickleball play on courts one and two of the East Rec. tennis courts.

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Is Oakmont Prepared for a Disaster? nYvonne Frauenfelder

As I write these lines, the country has watched in alarm and shock at the devastations that befell Houston and South Texas. (As we are going to press, Hurricane Irma is wrecking havoc in the Caribbean and heading toward Florida and the South-Eastern Coast.) Walls of rain result in a deluge of trillions

In 1982, Oakmont residents looked ahead and established not only our fire station, but founded the Oakmont Preparedness Committee (OEPC).

of gallons of water, turning streets into rivers and housing tracts into underwater cities. Hurricane strength storms obliterate everything in their way. Could this happen here? Not likely, but we face other risks. Only 30 miles separate us from the San Andreas Fault, and the Rodgers Creek fissure is close by and causes the periodic and noticeable temblors in our village. The 1906 earthquake and fire that struck San Francisco did not spare Santa Rosa, which sustained considerable seismic damage. City of Santa Rosa officials have already informed Oakmont not to expect any significant assistance for three to seven days after a catastrophic event, which could potentially block Highway 12. See disaster on page 3 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANTA ROSA, CA PERMIT NO. 323

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An Oakmont Perspective When it Comes to OVA Facilities: Wants versus Needs Meets Finances nMichael Connolly

East Rec. Center costs are now estimated to be in the $1.5 million range.

In our efforts to address Oakmont’s future we cannot turn our back on its past and our shared history. Current residents include new and recent homeowners, some of whom have expressed their specific visions of the future of Oakmont. An oftenheard version goes something like this: Oakmont must add new amenities and replace some of our aging facilities with new structures; we can afford it and we must do this to continue to attract new people to Oakmont and to protect our property values. Somewhat less vocal but nonetheless valid are the views of many long-time residents. They have contributed to our treasury for 10–30+ years and see major maintenance of our existing facilities continually deferred as the board commissions successive committees to evaluate, study, and explore solutions. In many cases, these older long-time residents are not opposed to adding new amenities but are distressed by the focus on new amenities when our abundant existing amenities are in need of attention. Again, it comes back to priorities. The finances of our association, including yearly budgets, reserve study line items, reserve fund and other fund balances and project prioritization as determined by the board, is where these views will meet and where the difficult decisions will have to be made in reconciling these overlapping yet often conflicting views.

OVA Demographics

In this article I will be using data from The Voices of Oakmont. This 2015 survey of our residents was conducted by a highly competent team of volunteers consisting of several Ph.D.’s and others with vast experience in the field of survey research. It was an integral part of the work done by the boardappointed Long-Range Planning Committee in preparing a strategic plan for the future of Oakmont and continues to be a useful road map. One of the findings of this survey is that both older and younger residents “agree that it is indeed necessary to spend money on keeping up the appearance and quality of Oakmont. It is only when it comes to expenditure on new projects rather than maintenance that they differ.” A consistent response to the survey was strong support for “maintaining See perspective on page 7


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This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” Fortunately, a group of wise residents looked ahead and established not only our fire station, but founded the Oakmont Preparedness Committee in 1982. Under the former able leadership of Al Thomas, and more recently that of Pat Barclay, the OVA and a reorganized OEPC reached an agreement with the Santa Rosa chapter of the Red Cross in 2014/15 to assume the responsibility of managing three Oakmont stations, in the event of a major emergency. These shelters are located at the Berger, West and East Recreation Centers. Additionally, the Star of the Valley Church has also entered into an agreement with the Red Cross to allow its Parish Hall to be used as a refuge. The revised charter of the OEPC calls for coordination with the Red Cross and the City/ County Emergency Services. The capabilities of these entities are a function of the numbers and types of disaster volunteers that the Red Cross can activate and send to Oakmont. If there are residents in need of medical attention, they would be transported to local area hospitals, or other ARC shelters that are set up with medical staff. Under these arrangements, our Recreation Centers will serve as temporary housing and comfort facilities, namely places to sleep and to obtain water and food. In the event that the 911 system fails or is overloaded, the OEPC will set up radio communications facilities with the outside world.  Working hand in glove with OEPC is COPE (Citizens Organized to be Prepared for Emergencies). Under the tireless guidance of Sue Hattendorf, more


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Action Items: The board unanimously approved a motion by Director Greg Goodwin to accept a proposal for consultation on Berger Center fire suppression (including sprinklers) with Alpha Fire Suppression Systems, Inc. The appointments of Karen Oswald and Lynda Oneto to fill the seats vacated by the resignations of Ellen Leznik and Frank Batchelor for terms ending at the next election were both approved 5-0, with both new directors abstaining. A motion by President Young to appoint Herm Hermann as chair of the Long Range Planning Committee was not approved, with Directors Bettencourt, Heyman, Goodwin and Oneto voting against the motion. A motion by President Young to appoint Director Oneto as board liaison to the Oakmont Emergency Preparedness Committee was unanimously approved. A motion by President Young to appoint Director

than 90% of Oakmont households have been formed into individual teams of neighbors. Each team has a leader—many have co-leaders—who prepare their respective constituency with regular drills. Should a disaster strike, the leader/s will meet with the neighbors in defined meeting places, to assess what is needed and to render help, if necessary. And what must we do individually? COPE and OEPC instruct residents to store food, water and vital medications, enough for several days. Further items should include candles, eyeglasses, a fire extinguisher and a full tank of gas, in the event Highway 12 is still passable. And you should know what measures to take at home when the crisis happens. For instance, should an earthquake strike, do not run outside (in case of flying debris), but find shelter under a heavy table, desk, or underneath a door frame until the shaking stops. In the middle of the night, immediately cover your head with a pillow before rising from the bed. In case of a major fire, close all windows and doors in order not to inhale harmful particulates from the smoke. COPE volunteers instruct how to turn off the gas and water, find the electrical panel and demonstrate how to open garage door manually.  Finally, how often do we hear that we are overdue for the BIG one? And how many of us have been given written instructions what to do in preparation for a major earthquake. We read them and then ignore the unpleasant thoughts of a disaster, without having the wrench to turn off the gas and without storing emergency food and water. The catastrophes that struck our country and others are a stark reminder that we too will be, sooner or later, subjected to a cataclysmal event in our region. Therefore, our sincere thanks are due to Pat Barclay of OEPC and Sue Hattendorf of COPE and their many volunteers who are in charge of our safety.  Connelly as liaison to the Oakmont Community Development Committee was also unanimously approved. A motion by President Young to approve a new arrangement involving the CAC Coffee Cart with Debbie Alioto was approved 6-1. A motion by President Young to include Treasurer Strunka in attendance at the workshop by the full board with Karen Conlon to discuss the new manager search was defeated by a 2-3-2 vote (Directors Bettencourt, Goodwin and Oneto opposing and Heyman and Oswald abstaining). Finally, a motion was made by President Young for security cameras to be installed at the homes of four board members (the other three choosing to opt out) at a cost of about $500 each. The measure passed unanimously. This very productive meeting involving multiple action item votes was adjourned in just under two hours. (Watch a video of the meeting at www.oakmontvillage. com/videos)

Volunteer Opportunity nYvonne Horn

Landscape Committee

The Landscape Committee is calling for additional members. While gardening and landscaping experience is a plus, also needed are volunteers with an interest in maintaining Oakmont’s natural-yetcared-for appearance. Possibilities for involvement extend from caring for planted pots at the doors of our various recreation facilities to look-ahead OVA landscaping visions. Note that the Landscape Committee is charged with overseeing only OVAowned property and not the village in its entirety. For more information contact me at yhorn@sonic. net, 537-9135.

Oakmont Telephone Directory Deadline nOVA Administration

The deadline for the first-time listings or changes to a current listing for the 2018 Oakmont Telephone Directory is October 16. All entries/changes must be made on an “Oakmont Resident Fact Sheet,” available in the OVA office during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Also available in your 2017 Directory on page 39.

$12,000 Reward Santa Rosa police continue their search for the perpetrator of the Hate Crime targeted at former OVA Acting President Ken Heyman. During the night or early morning of Saturday, August 12, a severed head of a rat with a note “YOU NEXT,” was left on the doorstep of Ken Heyman’s home on Stonebridge Rd. The public’s help is needed in identifying the person or persons who delivered a threatening package to Ken Heyman with a $12,000 Reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons who made the threat. The police have received many requests for donations to the reward. So, a unique account was established at our local Umpqua Bank. Checks and cash are being accepted at the tellers and 100% of the money will be returned by 2018 if there is no arrest and conviction. Anyone with information should call Officer Mark Martin, Santa Rosa Police Department, 528-5222. Case #17-10568.

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InvestOAK Club nDavid White

Genealogy Club nMelinda Price

Our Ancestors Made News!

The next meeting of the Oakmont Genealogy Club will be Monday, September 25 at 1 p.m. at the West Rec. The subject will be newspaper research online. Newspapers contain much genealogical information, including detailed obituaries, marriages, births, scandals and news about the comings and goings of our ancestors, more and more newspapers are appearing online all the time. Come and hear how to access them. The last meeting was very well attended, and George McKinney explained how to access the tens of thousands of FamilySearch (LDS) microfilms that are available. Some archive databases are indexed, and some are not, but almost all are accessible on the website or on their local Santa Rosa Family History Center computers. George showed us how to get to them. For those that missed this meeting, go to our website (below), and under “Recent Presentations” you will find the handout explaining how to access these archives. There will be several classes on Genealogy in the Oakmont Learning Center in September and October. See the Oakmont News for further info on how to sign up: Genealogy: Saturdays, Sept. 16, 23, 30 from 10 a.m.– 12 noon (3 weeks, 3 sessions). Beginning DNA Research for Genealogy: Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m.–12 noon (1 day, 1 session). The Oakmont Genealogy Club regularly meets in the West Rec. Center on the fourth Monday of each month (except July and December) at 1 p.m. There are no club dues, and everyone is welcome to attend our meetings, both newbies and experienced researchers. For information about genealogy or club activities please visit our website at: If you have research questions or would like to receive our e-newsletter, please email: oakmontancestry@aol. com.

Many Oakmont residents are retirees whose only source of income is from pensions and retirement savings. For those who are managing or monitoring their own investment portfolios InvestOAK was formed to address their needs through discussions and exchange of information about stock market investing. There is a broad spectrum of topics such as market activity and major trends, types of investment, strategies and techniques, reliable sources of information and portfolio management. Active member participation is encouraged. Membership experience ranges all the way from investment novice through those who have had a professional career in the financial world. There is no actual monetary aspect to the club’s activities. Topics for the next meeting are: 1) A May 16, Jason Zweig article from the Wall Street Journal titled ”Amazon’s 49,000% Gain: The Most ‘Super’ of ‘Superstocks’ Since 1926” and, 2) A survey of members and their portfolios and investment strategies. Interested Oakmont residents are invited to attend the next meeting which is Friday, September 22, 10–11:30 a.m., Room B, Central Activities Center. For further information contact Bill Shoemaker at

The Great American Mah Jongg Club nMarie Haverson

The American Mah Jongg Club is currently looking for experienced players to fill some open spots. We meet the first and third Monday of every month. We have no dues to pay. We have a great bunch of folks that play. We meet at the East Rec. and play from 1–4 p.m. If you would like to join our fun club and meet great people and have a great time then call me at 539-6666 or e-mail me at Look forward to hearing from you!


League of Oakmont Maintained Area Associations nJohn Renwick

BUDGET TIME (Again and Again!)

This is a reminder that in accordance Civil Code 5300, during the next few weeks associations will be finalizing their Operating Budgets for 2018. The following is a short summary of the requirements of the distribution to the membership. Civil Code 5550 requires a Reserve Study every three years. 5300—(a) Notwithstanding a contrary provision in the governing documents, an association shall distribute an annual budget report 30 to 90 days before the end of its fiscal year. (b) Unless the governing documents impose more stringent standards, the annual budget report shall include all of the following information: (1) A pro forma operating budget, showing the estimated revenue and expenses on an accrual basis. (2) A summary of the association’s reserves, prepared pursuant to Section 5565. 5300—The Pro-forma budget is due to be distributed to association members not more than 90 days or less than 30 days before the beginning of the fiscal year. The annual distribution of association policies and annual disclosures should be included with this distribution. 5615—The association shall provide individual notice pursuant to Section 4040 to the members of any increase in the regular or special assessments of the association, not less than 30 nor more than 60 days prior to the increased assessment becoming due. Next Board Meeting: Monday, October 2, 12 noon, Room B.

Travel and Adventure Club nCarolita Carr

Our August meeting featured the first of our destination panels. The topic was France and Germany, with panel members Carolita Carr, Sandra McKeith, and Jean-Michel Poulnot. Each had interesting individual stories, but they all encouraged us to get out of the major cities and celebrate travel in each country. The audience participated by asking some thoughtful questions. Our next meeting will be October 2, East Rec. Center at 5:30 p.m. We need at least two volunteers to participate in a panel discussion on one of the following destinations: Italy or Spain and Portugal or Alaska and Vancouver. The only requirements are that you have traveled there within the last two to three years, have something positive to share with the group that would lead to questions from the audience, and can attend the Oct. 2 meeting. If you would like to participate, please email September (that’s her first name!) Holstad at or call (404) 272-2972. We will follow this format for the remainder of the year. Upcoming topics will include: Southern Europe—Greece and the Balkans, Central and South America, UK, Asia, Africa, Scandinavia and Baltic, Northern Europe, North America and Middle East. We will also discuss styles of travel, i.e. alternatives to traditional hotels, cruises (river and ocean), tours vs. do-it-yourself We look forward to some lively discussions and this is a great opportunity for us to share what we have learned or experienced while traveling the globe. If you are a traveler or want to be, join us. We look forward to seeing you.


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nAl Haggerty


SIR Robert Ripley Branch #53

The services offered by Hired Hands Homecare, a family-owned business operating in Sonoma County for more than 23 years, will be described at the Sept. 27 luncheon of Sons in Retirement Branch #53 at the East Recreation Center. Phyllis Sutter, Sonoma County director for Hired Hands and manager of the Sonoma County Branch, will explore “the big changes the home care industry has endured in the last few years and why.” She also will explain why clients should always use a licensed organization as opposed to private caregivers. Sutter, who has been in the senior industry for more than 10 years and with Hired Hands for

more than five years, said her firm offers assistance in bathing and dressing, meal preparation, transportation and companion care. She said all Hired Hands caregivers are state-licensed and registered Home Care Aides. The speaker for the Oct. 25 luncheon will be Megan Easter Dawson, program development manager at Valley of the Moon Children’s Center. SIR #53 offers a variety of other activities, including a book discussion group which meets at noon on the third Friday of the month. The book for September is The Psychopath Whisperer by Keith A. Kiehl and the book for October is Red Notice by Bill Browder. For more information call Ed Kelleher at

521-9851. The golf program will wind up the year with matches on Oct. 3 and 5 and the awarding of yearend prizes. Call Ken Weber at 538-2826 for further information. Those interested in playing poker can call Phil Duda at 293-9988. SIR Branch #53 meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Drive. A social hour starts at 11 a.m. with luncheon at noon catered by the Oakmont Market. Any Oakmont man interested in attending this presentation and/or membership should contact Dave McCuan at 539-3028.


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and updating the assets of Oakmont, especially Berger and the fitness facilities.” While most Oakmont residents are doing well, many of our neighbors are struggling with illnesses of their own or a loved one and/or financial hardships. Many residents are also on fixed incomes that are incompatible with large dues increases or assessments. The most recent US Census numbers from 2010 indicate that, while approximately 40% of Oakmont households have an annual income over $100,000, the number of single households with annual income under $35,000 also stands around 40%. (This aligns with statistics from the Social Security Administration that 43% of single Social Security recipients who are 65 or older, and 21% of those who are married, rely on their Social Security benefits for 90% or more of their income.) The Census data also suggest that approximately 25% of Oakmont’s single residents must get by on $25,000 a year or less. Most of our single residents are women, and many are widows.

The last U.S. Census data suggest that approximately 25% of Oakmont’s single residents must get by on $25,000 a year or less.

Interestingly, in the Voices of Oakmont survey younger residents (under 66 years of age) were more concerned about their present and future financial well-being than were older (and overwhelmingly retired) residents. The data shows 23% of this group stating that they were “very concerned about current financial needs.” In part this is due to the fact that 38% are still working full- or part-time. A little more than half have already retired and 7% are disabled. As to concerns with meeting future financial needs, fully 79% of this younger group had some concern, with 24% being very concerned. This younger group is most likely to use the Fitness Center and other athletic facilities and incoming residents in this age group continue to demand upgrades to these amenities. Oakmont residents as a whole responded that the Berger Center, Fitness Center, Library and East and West Recreation Centers were used by them the most. The outdoor facilities used by the majority of the respondents were the pools and spas, followed by the picnic areas.

OVA Facilities

Now that we have touched on Oakmont’s demographic make-up, let’s turn our attention to the condition of our existing facilities. According to the 2016-2017 Reserve Study, OVA has a current backlog of maintenance, repairs and upgrades totaling more than $2 million. These numbers are subject to

refinement over time but currently are considered conservative estimates. In addition, these Reserve Study amounts exclude the Berger Center upgrade as the extent of what is required is not represented or included in the Reserve Study. The Berger work will likely be financed by a loan with assessments and increases in dues to pay off the construction loan. Homeowner association reserve study numbers are fluid and typically understated in relation to actual projects. This has also been the experience of OVA, as witnessed in the cost overruns in the fairly recent West Rec. remodel and upgrade, which exceeded $1.3 million, nearly twice the amount of estimates in the contemporaneous Reserve Study. In the lead-up to the repairs, maintenance and upgrades at the East Rec., we are already seeing this process play out. The reserve study estimated that repairs to the deck would be in the $140,000 range, while the earliest actual estimate of the cost was set at more than $255,000. The total current Reserve Study estimate for all upgrades and repairs at the ERC is $721,000. However, at the 9/5/17 board meeting these ERC costs were now estimated to be in the $1.5 million range. Extend this disparity to all of our facilities and it becomes clear that the OVA Reserve Fund is currently well short of the financial demands that will be placed on it. The Berger Center upgrade is the largest and most costly Oakmont infrastructure project on the horizon. Current estimates range from $3-11 million, with the higher end of the range representing tearing down the existing building and constructing a new Berger. Some have even floated the idea of removing the existing Berger, the central pool and cabana and reimagining the entire central complex. Such a plan would involve costs way beyond any of the plans currently under discussion. This scenario is only considered realistic by a tiny minority of OVA members but it demonstrates the large range of wants versus needs that currently exists in our community. Again, looking to the Voices of Oakmont, 30% of respondents were of the opinion that no Berger upgrade was needed, only regular maintenance. On the other hand, 65% felt that some form of upgrade was necessary, with a large majority favoring “update with improvements such as flooring, kitchen, sound system and other renovations.” Only 4% of respondents favored “tear down and start over.” The above facts and figures demonstrate the range of options available for projects involving our facilities. It is the board’s responsibility to weigh competing opinions and wants vs. needs against the backdrop of OVA finances and the financial wellbeing of our members. All of these factors should be in the mix when making decisions for the current benefit of our community and its future path. We can also respect Oakmont’s past while looking to its future. By taking just such a reasoned approach in their decision-making, our board can act to strengthen our community and address the needs of our shared endeavor in the Oakmont Village Association.

Burgers at the Berger A Big Buffet in the Blazing Sun nColin Hannigan, OVA IT Coordinator

The heat may have been unforgiving this last week, but the wonderful planning done by the OVA Staff and their Event Coordinator, Anita Roraus, made for a wonderfully relaxing lunch for the Oakmont Village Community. Hot dogs and burgers were from The Wurst (a local BBQ eatery), and residents declared them some of the best they’d ever had, with lines stretching around the entire Berger Center.

Sandra Pessner, Heidi Klyn and Maire Winovich.

Current Events Discussion Group nTina Lewis

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.


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Golf News Oakmont Golf Club


nRick Warfel


As most of you know, our General Manager (GM) Mike Ash resigned effective August 25. I enjoyed working with Mike, and thought he was an experienced and capable manager, but knew that a long commute, sometimes up to two hours in length one-way, was taking away precious time he wanted to spend with his family. As a consequence, the board is pleased to announce that John Theilade will be promoted from Director of Golf to General Manager effective October 1. “JT” has a great deal of relevant experience including serving as a GM at four clubs previously: GM, Tilden Park GC, Berkeley; GM, Foxtail GC, Rohnert Park; GM, Fountaingrove CC, Santa Rosa; GM, Bishop CC, Bishop. Moving forward, JT believes that we have good momentum with Kemper, there is a good management team in place, and the club benefits from strong backing from the membership. JT places a great deal of importance on customer service, relationships, and golf course maintenance, and would like to see greater cleanliness in the Quail Inn, improved conditions on the East Course, and the introduction of new take-out food items soon. We are very lucky to have JT, someone who is highly experienced, knows our operation, and is very active in the community. The board is also pleased to announce that John Murray will be promoted to Director of Golf. John’s resume is also quite impressive and includes two stints at Oakmont, from 1975 to 1979 as an Assistant Pro, and from 2000 to 2004 as Head Pro. John has served as Head Pro at the following clubs: Foxtail GC, Rohnert Park; Ruby Hills CC, Pleasanton; Presidio GC, San Francisco; Bodega Harbour GC, Bodega Bay. July and August were strong months for the club financially and a great deal of work continues on the courses relating to bunker renovation, aerification, pond clean-up, and cart path improvements. Mike Ash directed many improvements over the last three years and we thank him greatly for that.

9-Hole Thursday Women’s Club

nValerie Boot

The Niner Invitational was a great success. The guests included five ladies from the WRENS Mt. St. Helena golf club. The Quail Inn put on a delicious lunch and everyone went home with a gift. Rock and Roll decorations by Tammy Siela and Debbie Warfel fit the mood perfectly. Following are the results of the event (ties were settled with card-off): first place, Claudine Hillard, Linda, Anderson, Maria, Crimaldi and Patty Watti, 55; second place, Barbara Robinson, Louisa Wycoff, Tammy Siela and Carmen Moore, 55; third place, Betty Vanhoorhis, Ann Miller, Dee Johnson and Sherry Johnson, 59; fourth place, Elaine Foote, Michelle Sand, Roberta Lommori and Michele Yturralde, 60.


Women’s Golf Club invites you to attend their End of Summer Play Day to be held as always at Aetna Springs Golf Club. See details on the flyer in East Pro Shop. sign-ups and checks must be mailed to arrive by the deadline of September 14.

AUGUST SWEEPS RESULTS. August 31, 25 players, East Course

First flight: first tie, Dee Johnson and Debbie Warfel; third tie, Linda Yates and Ellie Baciocco; fifth, Maria Mar. Second flight: first, Roberta Lommori; second tie, Claudine Hilliard and Tammy Siela; fourth, Elisabeth LaPointe; fifth tie, Christy Rexford and Marie Crimaldi. Third flight: first, Joan Eiserloh; second, Barbara James; third tie, Barbara Bowman and Joan McDonnell.

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18-Hole Tuesday & Thursday Women’s Club TUESDAY/OWGS

August 15 Sweeps: Kris Peters was low gross winner of the field of 27 players. First flight: first tie, Kris Peters and Ginny Donham Manos; third, Ann Miller; fourth tie, Kathy Faherty and Joan DiMaggio. Second flight: first, Yoshi Smith; second, Michele Yturralde; third, Piilani Edwards; fourth, Linda Yates; fifth tie, Laurie Vree and Debbie Kendrick. Third flight: first, Linda Kilpatrick; second, Tammy Siela; third, Christie Rexford, fourth tie, Barbara Robinson and Patti Schweizer. August 22 Sweeps: Kim Agrella was low gross winner of the field of 30 players. First flight: first, Kim Agrella; second, Judy Early; third tie, Kathy Mokricky and Marie Pierce; fifth, Ann Miller. Second flight: first, Jean Reed; second, Yoshi Smith; third, Virginia Donham Manos, fourth, Marie Theilade, fifth, Mary Ann Gibbs. Third flight: first, Susan Hazlewood; second, Ro Nicholson; third, Carol Locke; fourth tie, Maureen McGettigan and Patti Schweizer. This was the final Eclectic day and Debbie Warfel was the Low Net Winner. Results are posted in Club Room. August 29 Sweeps: Kathy Mokricky was low gross winner of the field of 28 players. First flight: first, Kathy Mokricky; second, Kim Agrella; third, Joan Seliga. Second flight: first tie, Becky Hulick and Joan DiMaggio; third, Linda Yates. Third flight: first, Ro Nicholson; second, Mary Ann Gibbs, third, Piilani Edwards. Fourth flight: first, Carol Locke; second, Ellie Baciocco; third, Christy Rexford; fourth, Dee Johnson. Updates: In partnership with the TOWGC, there will be a Fall Fling Super Guest Day on September 21. All OWGS and TOWGC members and their guests are invited to partake in this fantastic event with a “cha cha cha” foursome-format game. There will also be a delicious lunch, cart snacks, tee prizes and awards.


August 10 was the Captain’s Choice Game, which was a Ryder Cup-styled format, comprised of two teams of 13 golfers each. The field of 26 had the most participants in any event this year. Kudos to Laurie Vree for her successful choice and to Yoshi, Kathy and Kris for their help in rolling out this incredibly fun event. The St. Andrews Team beat the Pebble Beach Team in Match Play. All joined in for a scrumptious lunch afterwards. August 17 Sweeps: Joan Seliga was low gross winner of the field of 13 players. First flight: first, Joan Seliga; second tie, Kathy Mokricky and Laura Bellows; fourth, Linda Barr. Second flight: first, Leslie Wiener; second, Carol Locke; third, Ro Nicholson. August 24 Sweeps: Kris Peters was the low gross winner of the field of 19 players. First flight: first, Kris Peters; second, Leslie Clark; third, Joan Seliga. Second flight: first tie, K.C. Cote and Laurie Vree; third, Ginny Donham Manos. Third flight: first, Carol Locke; second tie, Vanita Collins and Christy Rexford; fourth tie, Ellean Huff and Leslie Wiener. August 31: the first of the three Club Championship rounds. Final Eclectic results are posted in Club Room.


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Wednesday Men’s Club

nRick Warfel

August 9, WEST COURSE 1 ON PAR 3, 2 ON PAR 4, 3 ON PAR 5

First flight (9.3–17.3): first, Bill Hainke, Jeff Snyder, Tony Hughes and Frank Zelco, 126; second, Bucky Peterson, Bill Salmina, Mike Isola and Danny Morgan, 127; third tie, Charlie Huff, John Cook, Lou Lari and Blind Draw, Shelly Brodsky, Tom Parker, Pete Waller and Roy Manos, 128. Second flight (19.3+): first, Lew Gross, Bill Feherty, Ross Alzina and Chuck Wood, 125; second, Bob Ayers, Dave Goulson, Ted Mokricky and Ray Pierce, 126; third, Tommy Yturralde, Rick Yates, Bill Smith and Bob Siela, 127. Closest-to-the-pins 0–19: #8—Bill Salmina, 14’10”; #13—Tom Woodrum, 13’8”; #16— Shelly Brodsky, 1’4”. Closest-to-the-pins 20+: #8—Bob Hartsock, 4’1”; #13—Bob Hartsock, 6’9”; #16—Bill Roberts, 6’4”; #5—Charlie Huff, 29’4”.


First tie, Jim Spangler and Bob Ure, and Bob Thompson and Dick Thayer, 55; third tie, Noel Schween and Keith Wise, Tony D’Agosta and Gary Stone, Rick Silvas and John Derby, 58. Closest-to-the-pins: #8—Bob Thompson, 14’4”; #16—Bob Thompson, 21’.


First flight (9.8–17.0): first: Steve Spanier, Nick Beltrano, Tom Woodrum and Ross Alzina, 179; second, Mike Hull, Gary Smith, Danny Crobbe and Andy Frauenhofer, 181. Second flight (19.0–up): first, Chuck Mendenhall, Frank James, Art Fichtenberg and John Garcia, 168; second, Bob Giddings, Sal Cesario, Mike Doyle and Bob Hartsock, 179. Closest-to-the-pins 0–19: #8—Gary Novak, 0’10”; #13—Ross Alzina, 5’6”; #16—Charlie Huff, 3’11”. Closest-to-the-pins 20–up: #8—Frank James, 24’1”; #13—Ed Pierson, 5’1”; #16—Tom Wayne, 12’7”.


First, Bob Wilkinson, 53; second, Noel Schween, 59; third tie, Dick Kaiser and John Munkacsy, 61; fifth tie, Tony D’Agosta and Art Hastings, 62; seventh tie, Art Boot and Bob Ure, 63. Closest-to-the-pins: #16—Tom Massip, 23’5”.


9-Hole Monday Men’s Club

nStan Augustine

The Monday Men’s Niners welcome new members Greg Zawrotny and Bill Wilkinson. Membership now stands at 57, and there’s room for more! If you are interested in joining our group to start off your week on a fun note, contact either of the three officers: Stan Augustine (2saugustine@, Phil Sapp (, or Dan Levin ( Annual cost is just $20, but you must be a member of Oakmont Golf Club and have an NCGA handicap. We can advise you on any of these requisites. On Monday, August 21, 25 players enjoyed a fun game called “3-Club Monte” whereby each player had to choose just three clubs plus their putter to play the nine-hole round. Net score winners were: first, Al Bentham, 27; second, John Derby, 28.5; third, Tony D’Agosta, 29; fourth, David Beach, 30; fifth tie, Stan Augustine, Jim Norem, and Noel Schween, 31; eighth tie, Ron Bickert, Art Boot, John Munkascy, Jim Spangler, and Bob Ure, 32. Pat Hart was closest-tothe-pin on #8 at 22’6”. August 28 saw 30 players turn out for a 2-Man Best Ball “Mixer” game. First, Art Boot and John Derby, 24; second tie, Dave Beach and Bob Wilkinson, Ron Bickert and Neil Huber, Tony Apolloni and Bill Wellman, and Greg Carpenter and Noel Schween, 25. Closest-to-the-pin on #8: Bill Wellman, 9’; Neil Huber, 11’6”; Stan Augustine, 12’6”; Jack Robinson, 16’4”; Jim Norem, 18’9’; Charlie Perotti, 28’; and Pat Hart, 29’3”. Note: The Niner Club Championship (two consecutive Mondays) is Sept. 11 and 18. Sign up for the final Eclectic rounds which starts Sept. 25.

Better Health and More Fun Through Group Singing

Women of Faith Bible Study nGayle Miller

Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman by Beth Moore

The presentation will be on a large screen TV (titles for hearing impaired). Class has workbooks. Join us in a very personal examination of the Old Testament story of Esther as Beth peels back the layers of history and shows how very contemporary and applicable the story is to our lives today. If you’ve ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this is the Bible study for you. Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther’s day, it’s tough today. This portion of God’s Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives. Beth Moore is a Christian speaker and Bible Study author.  She enjoys getting to serve women of every age and denomination and she is passionate about women knowing and loving the Word of God. This is your personal invitation to join with us in this exciting new Bible study. These presentations are not to be missed! Beth’s presentation of the Bible just brings it to life and her engaging style of speaking keeps you interested and enthralled to the very last word! We have discussion time to share and fellowship with one another. This is a weekly, non-denominational study, we meet each Tuesday. Our class is small and informal; a very comfortable setting to meet new people and gain new knowledge of the Bible. Please call for additional information.  DATE: Tuesdays TIME: 9:30–11:30 a.m. PLACE: Meeting Room B, Central Activity Center CONTACT: Gayle Miller, 537-9309

nTaylor Finlay

Every Friday, 2:30–4 p.m. at the East Rec. we do health therapy through group singing (Google “health benefits of group singing” on the web). For more information call me at 539-9688.

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First flight (10.5–17.5): first, Alan McLintock, Paul Phillips, John Williston and Rick Warfel, 119; second, Ed Pierson, Bill Salmina, Mike Isola, and Danny Morgan, 123. Second flight (20.3–27.5): first, Bob Flores, Bob Hartsock, Frank James, and Blind Draw, 114; second, Tommy Yturralde, Bob Siela, Rick Yates and Blind Draw, 117. Closest-to-the-pins (0–19): #8—Tom Parker, 7’1”; #13—Danny Morgan, 13’2”; #16—Mike Doyle, 9’8”. Closest-to-the-pins (20+): #8— Rick Warfel, 30’6”; #13—Tom Wayne, 9’1”; #16—Ron Bickert, 12’3”; #5— Paul Phillips, 18’.


First place, John Derby/Blind Draw, 47; second place tie, Art Hastings and Bob Wilkinson, David Beach and Alan Stewart, 50. Closest-to-the-pins: #8 (25+)—Dan Levin, 6’9”; #16 (0–24)—Noel Schween, 37’7”; #16 (25+)—Dick Thayer, 19’8”.

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Democratic Club nMolly Fleischman, ODC President

Medicare for All: The Time Has Come

On Thursday, October 19, the Oakmont Democratic Club will present Dr. Richard Flinders discussing Single Payer Healthcare. While the bill is on hold for the moment, California was very close to adopting the Healthy California Act (SB 562), a Single Payer solution. Our own Senator Mike McGuire was a co-sponsor. The idea lives on in California and nationally. The Democratic Party is exploring the option. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are totally in support of Medicare for All, a similar idea. Polls indicate that the American public supports some kind of Single Payer System. If Congress turns blue in 2018 or 2020, Medicare for All can happen. In his power point presentation, Dr. Flinders will review the many problems of our current healthcare system, where doctors are paid per procedure and not for outcomes. He will explore the corrosive and symbiotic relationship of for-profit healthcare and pharmaceutical companies. Did you know that many non-profit hospitals are indeed profitable? Did you realize that many medical procedures and treatments aren’t really necessary? Are you aware that Americans pay 40% more for drugs than Canadians and that additionally more are prescribed per patient in the US? Up until the Affordable Care Act, statistics indicate that 30,000 people per year died due to lack of medical insurance. While the ACA is a big improvement, some of the same problems still prevail. Dr. Flinders and many medical professionals agree that these problems can be solved with a single payer solution. We will explore with Dr. Flinders how a single payer healthcare system might work. Dr. Flinders was Chief of Adult Medicine in charge of staff supervision of all patients admitted to the Impatient Teaching Service of the Santa Rosa Family Medical Residency Program. Additionally, he serves as preceptor to medical students, Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner students from Stanford, UC Davis and Merrit-Peralta training programs. Dr. Flinders received his medical degree and served his residency in Family Practice at UCSF. He has been presented with many awards for Community Service in Sonoma county and Santa Rosa. He has published extensively on Family Practice in Sonoma Medicine and on training family practitioners. Dr. Flinders has also served on the Board of Directors of numerous Sonoma County health and arts organizations and was U.S. Visiting Professor of Family Medicine to Japan. Join the Oakmont Democratic Club on Thursday, October 19 at the West Recreation Center, 6470 Meadow Ridge Drive. Sign-in/meet and greet starts at 6:30 p.m., program Single Payer Healthcare at 7 p.m. For further Information call me at (415) 994-4610 or email

Friday Ladies’ Friendship Bible Study nNancy Crosby

Discovering the Joy of Jesus: A Guide to Philippians

“Our happiness usually depends on whether we think our lives are going well. The Bible talks about a quality of life that goes beyond everyday events and happenings. What is joy? Is there a secret to having it? Discover God’s gift of joy—a way to live above your circumstances, whether good or bad—a way to live close to God who loves you.” The above quote is a description of our new study from the book itself. Sound interesting? Whether a novice to Bible study or a seasoned veteran, we invite you to join our small, welcoming and friendly group. Stonecroft Bible Studies encourage people to know

God and grow in His love through exploration of the Bible. Each book includes easy-to-understand explanations and applications of Bible passages, study questions, and a journal for notes and prayers. We progress at our own speed, taking time for sharing and discussion. Please call me for more information. Hope to see you there! DATE: Fridays

TIME: 10:15–11:50 a.m. PLACE: East Recreation Center Conference Room, 7902 Oakmont Drive LEADER/CONTACT: Nancy Crosby, 480-0566


Hearing, Education, Advocacy, Research and Support nJohn Taylor, HEARS President

Hearing Loss is serious and affects 50 million Americans

The next HSG (Hearing Support Group) meeting is October 16 at 11 a.m. in Room B of CAC. The August HSG meeting addressed a number of hearing-related issues. Some are recapped below. Following the meeting free, anonymous hearing tests were conducted. The individuals received audiograms. • Caption Telephones are wonderful for dealing with difficult calls. They are free and available from either the Feds (NIH) or CA (CTAP). Application forms were distributed. • Copies of “The Ten Commandments” for communicating with a hearing-impaired individual were distributed. • The many levels of hearing loss require different solutions, including amplifiers (PSAPS), hearing aids of varying capabilities, and cochlear implants. • Various approaches to deciphering the TV including wireless streamers, hearing loop, TV Ears, and closed captioning. • Tinnitus, a perception of buzzing, hissing, ringing or other bothersome sounds, is often associated with hearing loss which warrants a hearing evaluation. • The role of the brain in hearing and how its interpretation of nerve impulses from the cochlear has to be processed, sometimes at high rates in order to decipher difficult conversations. Also how continued demands for rapid processing can lead to exceeding brain capacity leading to faulty diagnoses of Alzheimer’s.

nCarolita Carr

• Battery-size and life as well as some rechargeable hearing aids. • Local hearing aid providers were identified including Audiology Associates, Costco, Kaiser, Kenwood Hearing, and the Veteran’s Administration. The VA and Costco provide a high percentage of the hearing aids in the US. • The advantages of hearing aids equipped with wireless (usually Bluetooth) are significant in providing easy adjustments, music and audiobook streaming and telephone calls directly to each ear. The “made for iPhone” HAs provide multiple control adjustments for volume, bass/treble, input selection and send the streaming signal direct to each ear from the iPhone with no intermediate gadget required. • Hearing loops are being installed in an increasing number of halls, meeting rooms, airports, theatres, and churches with most new hearing aids including a T coil. An available Resound “multimic” contains a T coil from which the signal is transmitted to the HAs via Bluetooth. • Hearing in noise is a major problem with considerable effort being expended to find good solutions. Separate very sensitive microphones (like the multimic) are available that can be placed with a restaurant partner to hear the words and these are very useful in meetings as well. Oakmont HEARS goal is to help improve hearing for our residents. Do get on the HEARS email list by emailing and attend the HSG meetings.

Single Boomers Social Club

Member Appreciation Night

WHAT: September Mixer WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 6 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center WHO: Members of SBSC only Barb Powell, our Event Director, has some tricks up her sleeve for this evening that will get us out of our chairs and moving. It will be fun to participate, or watch from the sidelines. In appreciation of our members, who always come through to help us have great times, your Board of Directors is providing the food for this event. You still need to bring your favorite beverage. Please respond promptly when you receive your invitation by email; we want to have enough food for all attendees.

Ice Hockey

Santa Rosa JC’s ice hockey team opens its season

on September 23, at 7:30 p.m., on Snoopy’s Home Ice (Redwood Empire Ice Arena) in Santa Rosa. If members are willing, we would like to put a group together to attend. Contact a board member if interested. Members, remember to check your email inboxes for special invitations and email Shout Outs regarding these and other events. Other than this column, this is our only method of communication. If you are single and live in Oakmont, you can be a part of our group. We try to schedule at least two events per month. Besides the monthly mixer, we dine out together, go to music venues and dance, and look for other events, county-wide that singles might enjoy. Join us by picking up an application form in the Single Boomers Social Club folder at the OVA office.


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Quilting Bee

nElizabeth McDonnell

Art Association nPhilip Wilkinson

A fun time was had by a large group of Oakmont quilters. After much changing of our meeting date and place, we finally settled in with boxed lunches from the Oakmont Market in the patio at the CAC. The weather was perfect for sitting under the umbrellas while we ate.

create a design on a piece of white fabric representing their reunion and camping adventure. She then sewed the blocks together for a quilt. It was a very clever idea and the designs are wonderful. Mae Kramer, a new member, showed us a fun beach scene quilt she made from a “row-by-row” kit purchased from Quilter’s Cove in Newport, Oregon. She also showed a “Crazy Cat” quilt top made from a kit, which created quite a bit of interest in the cat lovers in our group. It was made with a very unique piecing method. To top off our picnic afternoon, Joan Rumrill and

Quilting Bee picnic.

After lunch we went into our meeting room and proceeded with show and tell of recent projects and summer quilts. Susan MacKenzie wowed us with blocks she has been making from a quilt book by Jen Kingwall, The Circle Game. It was necessary to make her own plastic templates and of course she used her wild and crazy fabrics. We all look forward to seeing her finished quilt. Lisa showed a very pretty lavender colored quilt she made some time ago. She calls it a summer quilt because of the soft color and she has it on her bed each summer. Nancy O’Brien had quite a stack of quilts and appliqué projects to show us. Her Hawaiian appliqué projects are beautiful. Helen White and her family gathered this summer in Oregon for a family reunion. Helen had everyone from her husband down to the youngest grandchild

Mae Kramer.

Paula Scull treated us to a game and resulting craft activity. We were required to join in groups of five and after discussion, each group then came up with five things they had in common, one of which could not be quilting. The order each group finished determined our place in line to make little notecards with quilt block cutouts, buttons and other embellishments. Fun! 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.

The Annual Art Show is going to be at the Berger Center on Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The proceeds from the raffle and silent auction benefit the scholarships that the OAA give annually to art students at the SRJC who are continuing their art education at a four-year college. This year the Art Show is dedicated in memory of Bonnie Crosse, a long-time member and contributor to the Art Association and the Oakmont Community. The silent auction will be of eight of her watercolor works, and others of her unframed original works and prints will be for sale at the show. As well as art works in several media and photography on display and for sale, there will be many art and craft vendors selling their works. The event is free to all who attend. Those who want to enter works in the show can either download entry forms from our website,, or get them from the file at the OVA office. Entries will close September 22. The art critique group is a popular event every third Monday at 1 p.m. in the art room at the CAC. Bring a work to discuss or just attend to see what art others are doing. The meeting is free to all, and averages six or more attendees each month. For more information, contact Kathy Hainke at Mary Kate Fleming continues to teach her collage and journaling workshop on the first and third Wednesdays of the month in the art room at the CAC. You can contact her at Ron Brown has resumed Ikebana classes at the CAC art room, 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Anyone interested in attending can contact Ron at

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Hikers nTony Lachowicz

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nTina Lewis

Tennis Club


Ladies! Put on your tennis clothes and grab your racquet. Oh yes, and don’t forget your partner. It’s time to sign up for the Women’s Doubles Tournament on Saturday, October 7. Sign up on the OTC website or email Chuck Hinckley at cchinckley@hotmail. com. We hope to fill both the east and west courts. Non-players, come out to watch these gals play some mighty fine tennis!


Marin Municipal Water District hike. (Photo by Maurice Fliess)

And then there’s the plain old “thank you.” There are lots of things that deserve a thank-you. Voltaire wrote: “Saying thank you connects us to the goodness in others.” And there’s lots of goodness on the tennis courts. Take when you yell “ball on court!” and the play stops, possibly ruining an awesome point, and your ball is returned to you promptly, thankfully, and graciously. What a perfect time to say “thank you.” How about this: every time another court returns your ball, choose a different language to express your thanks.

the Oakmont Tennis Club USO Show and Awards Presentation. We need your awesome talent to make this evening fun and memorable. Let Terri Somers know if you have something that will wow the audience. This is also OTC’s 40th anniversary, so we’re pulling out all the stops and holding the event at the Quail Inn. Keep your eyes and ears open for further information.


Terri Somers has planned another Lucky Strike extra (remember that saying?) for the Tennis Club. This one, called the Harvest Event, will be a 9-hole scramble on the west golf course at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20. It’s only $25, which includes a cart. Lots of tennis players are also golfers, so if you feel at home on both the courts and the links, email Terri at or call her at (925) 8768074 and let her know that you’re in for a fun nine holes of golf with fellow tennis players. And maybe you’ll catch them yelling “ball on court!” when they mean “fore!”


Good view of Tomales Bay. (Photo by Maurice Fliess)


The strikingly calm, baby blue waters of the Estero combine with the flat landscape of the area to create a distinctive landscape. The real payoff, though, is at the end of the hike, where the trail climbs to a bluff with a superb view of the ocean and estuary. The trail runs almost entirely over the low, treeless, coastal scrub-covered hills that are characteristic of eastern Point Reyes. It’s nine miles and 1,000’ of elevation gain. Hike leaders are Randy and Kathy Vincent, 538-3530. Leave Berger at 8:30 a.m.

The Nominating Committee did a bang-up job of filling the officers’ positions for 2018. But the officers need help! Most of the committee chairs are in place. We do need a Newspaper Reporter to write the Oakmont News column just once a month. And I’m sure Stephanie Wrightson would like to have help managing the website. Any volunteers please notify anyone on the current board (Terri Somers, Jim Oswald, Diane or Neil Linneball, Chuck Hinckley, Fred Merrill, or Paula Lewis) to tell them you can’t wait to help make the Tennis Club the best ever!


Why, you ask? Coming up on November 10 is

Chuck Hinckley, Eva McGinn, Fred Merrill, and Ann Miller enjoy swinging tennis racquets and golf clubs.


Take a minute to call Membership Chair Paula Lewis at 332-0433 and tell her you want to join the Tennis Club! She’ll explain the many reasons you’ll be glad you did.



We will hike most of the trails in this park for 4.5 miles. Total elevation gain is about 800’. Filaree Trail has excellent eastern views of Petaluma and woods that offer shade on warm days. Panorama Trail has lovely views of the south county countryside. Ridge Trail has two parallel routes between the parking lot and the fishpond. One is paved and the other is dirt. We may finish before lunch, however, there are picnic tables at the main trailhead. We will leave the Berger at 9 a.m. Hike Leader is Holly Kelley, 843-3155.


This is an out-and-back hike along the Warm Springs Arm of Lake Sonoma. Longer than most Intermediate hikes, it’s about seven miles with about 500’ of elevation gain. National Golden Age Pass accepted or pay a $5 parking fee. Bring lunch, water and poles. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Becky Brown, 595-1724.


If the hiking trail is more than 30 miles round trip from Oakmont, it is customary to compensate your driver at least $5 for gas.

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Oakmont Progressives

nVince Taylor

Can We Hope For Safe Foods And Clean Water?

On Monday, October 9, East Rec., 7 p.m. Adam Scow of Food and Water Watch will give us an insider’s view of the alarming forces threatening safe food and water. This is a meeting you will not want to miss. I promise you!

Healthy food and clean water are threatened as never before. Globalization, pesticides, GMOs, fracking, failing infrastructure, privatization and dirty fossil fuels are continually degrading the safety of the food we eat and the water we drink. Food and Water Watch is on the front lines of the battle between corporations and the people over safe food and water supplies. We are very fortunate that one of the principals of Food and Water Watch, Adam Scow, California’s Regional Director, has agreed to come and give us a picture from the inside of the alarming forces threatening safe food and water. Food and Water Watch is headquartered in Washington, DC, with regional offices around the country and in Latin America and an affiliate in Europe. Their campaigns include lobbying for Country of Origin Labeling for foods, GMO labeling, fighting to keep our water systems under public control, promoting grassroots efforts to stop all fossil fuel development, including pipelines, mines and export facilities, and promoting a transition to 100% renewable energy. Food and Water Watch has filed a lawsuit against President Trump for his attempts to sell off water systems, bridges and roads to the highest bidder. If you are not a close follower of food and water news, prepare to be shocked and alarmed by what Adam has to tell us. Learn what you can do to help. Please join us on Monday, October 9. Doors open at the East Recreation Center at 6:30 p.m. for social time; the program begins at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. To help us plan, please RSVP at www. For any questions please call me at 583-9490 or Ed Biglin at (925) 202-9439. Oakmont Progressives is an educational and social club inspired by the vision of Bernie Sanders. We seek a government that works for the people instead of banks, corporations and billionaires. For more information see www.oakmontprogressives. com: “How Progressives and Democrats Differ.”

nJackie Reinhardt


The Oakmont Rovers long-awaited trip to see the eclipse in late August got off to a bumpy start when Bev Leve, the wagon master and organizer extraordinaire, discovered two days before departure that the rig she and husband, Ron, planned to drive malfunctioned. And the needed part was on back order. Strong in spirit and optimism, the Leves loaded up the family Prius with clothes and food and set off with their dog, Beamer, for Mad River Rapids RV Park in Arcata where the other Rovers were camping overnight. Bev oversaw a scrumptious spread of appetizers—a Rovers tradition—before retiring to a nearby B&B. One of the longest trips under the club’s aegis, the 1,300 mile journey took the RVers up the coast of Oregon to Gold Beach and Florence and then to Belnap Springs outside Eugene and finally to Ashland. There were a few delays due to road work. “It required tenacity,” Jim Ritter observed, adding that it was worth it. Among the many highlights was the Rogue River mail boat trip, rafting down the McKenzie River, nightly cocktail gatherings and potlucks, barbecues and walks in the spectacular gardens adjoining Belnap Springs Resort. Not to mention witnessing a full eclipse.


While nearby forest fires threatened to obscure the eclipse, everyone enjoyed a clear view of totality. Jeff and Nancy Hickman joined tens of thousands of people in Madras to get as close to centerline as possible. Noel Lyons and Jackie Kinney viewed totality at Fish Lake with the Ritters and the Bargars. Michael and Jackie Reinhardt and JoAnn Fuller witnessed a full eclipse from Milepost 7—20 minutes down the road from Belnap Springs. All had the requisite glasses courtesy of Jeff, the Rovers president, and all were in awe of the experience. Inspired by long-time Rover members, Chuck and Phyllis Stanley, the nine-day excursion exceeded expectations for the Rovers lucky enough to make the journey. Planning has already begun for next year. If you have an RV or are thinking of buying one, check us out online at

Star of the Valley Church Bingo nPete Hardy Rovers BBQ at Jeff’s site.

“It was one of the best trips ever,” said Chris Bargar who loved the Rogue River while hubby, Dan, reveled in the white water rafting and seeing the eclipse, two must do’s on his bucket list.

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nPennijean Savage

Buddhist Meeting—September 30

Note: New Location

Q: I see Buddhism as a tranquil religion, but in the SGI I hear terms like “fight,” “battle” or “victory and defeat.” Why is this? “...To break through the darkness and delusion that exists within our own hearts as well as well as in society, we must wage a battle against the negativity that holds us back. In this way, terms such as ‘battle,’ ‘fight’ and ‘victory or defeat’ are used in our practice to refer to an internal struggle against the negativity of our lives and the lives of others. It rouses our inner fortitude and spirit to blaze a path for peace and justice.”—Living Buddhism, September 2017, pg. 6. You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, September 30 and learn more about the benefits of this Buddhist practice and life philosophy. WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Bocce Club nSusan Lynn

It’s been a great summer and now we’re ready to head into fall. Before you know it, we will be moving to our winter hours, so get out there now and take advantage of this beautiful weather.

Due to space issues, the third winning team at our “Let the Good Times Roll” tournament did not make it onto the pages of the Oakmont News last time. They are (L to R): Ann Miller, Tony D’Agosta, Barbara Newton and Pam Gilbert.


Be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss our Autumn Tournament/Potluck/Annual Meeting. More details to come. WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 9:30 a.m. followed by potluck at 12 noon WHERE: West Rec. Fun Fact: Bocce is the third most popular sport in the world, next to golf and soccer.

WHERE: 7 Oak Leaf Place. Note: new location. Look for SGI sign at entrance on Oak Leaf Drive. Monthly SGI Nichiren Buddhist discussion meetings of chanting, study and dialogue are open to all Oakmonters and are free of charge. Call Judy

nPhil Bowman

at 548-0225 or Pj at 595-5648 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.

Lawn Bowling


Men’s Singles: 12 participants began play on August 14. The tournament culminated with a final contest in which Jeff Vanderheyden defeated Phil Bowman 16 to 12. Women’s Pairs started August 24 with eight women forming four teams. Victors in the first round were team Marilyn Garland and Eva McGinn and the team of Linda Rubio and Bonnie Johnston. A spirited match resulted in Linda and Bonnie being the champions. Women’s Singles, Women’s Pairs and Men’s Pairs started the last week of August. The results should be posted on the bulletin board soon. The remaining tournament schedule: Men’s Triples—September 20, 9:15 a.m. Women’s Triples—September 28, 9:15 a.m. Open Pairs—October 4, noon Novice Singles—October 16, noon Halloween—October 31, noon Thanksgiving—November 21, noon Sign up and participate. Win or not you’ll enjoy the games.

help. Take care when using the rakes. Gentle is the watchword; a loose rake can gouge and dent the grass. Also, concentrate on not hoisting your bowl in the air or throwing it down. Either one may result in a depression. These aren’t easy to repair and cause many a well-thrown bowl to change course.


Champion Jeff and Phil.



There is still room for improvement but all seem to agree that it is better. Kudos to Frank Longoria and his team! It is important for us to do our part to

On September 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Oakmont Lawn Bowling Club invites all Oakmont residents to try out the sport of lawn bowling at the Demonstration Day. The lawn bowling green is located next to the Central Activity Center. Club members will be there to play a few games for everyone to watch. We will also offer hands-on lessons for you to try a few ends to see if you like the game and how well you will do. This is a totally free event for those interested in learning the game. If you find that you like the sport, we can arrange follow-up lessons to get you going. For more info, call Tony Lachowicz, 888-1430.

Bonnie and Linda.

The Oakmont Bocce Club has invited us to join them for a barbecue and some Bocce on September 26 at 4 p.m. The Bocce Rinks are located near the West Rec. pool. We are to bring an appetizer, a salad or a dessert to share. BYOB. Mark your calendars.


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Pickleball Corner

nChuck Wood


We are very fortunate to have Adam MacKinnon returning to our pickleball courts for a clinic that will offer tips, drills, instruction and, perhaps, an opportunity to play with experts on Saturday, September 16 at 9 a.m. Attending this two-hour special event requires the mandatory donation of at least $2 into the “tip jar” that will be at the gate. Thanks to Melissa Bowers for making this happen. She advises us to bring folding chairs and our paddles (just in case we get to play). Arrive early. Coffee and treats will be offered courtside by 8:40 a.m.


Gary and I thought about you on Saturday when we went to play pickleball. We were working in the yard and were wearing our “grungies” and literally just jumped in the car with all the dirt, paddles and

balls in tow. We arrive at the courts and they are free! We start “thwacking” the ball around. And as we only have two balls we are doing quite a bit of chasing, with a lot of “acckk,” “oh,” and “umfs” included with each chase and reach. Then along come the Barbie and Ken of Tennis. They go to the other court, attired in “proper” tennis wear. Long legs and arms, Barbie with the requisite pony tail and visor, Ken the right sun glasses and white tennis shoes. They start warming up with nary a word or sound from the ball being volleyed back and forth. Meantime, over on the “south-side” court, Gary and I sound like pirates who have been out at sea too long visiting a brothel. Lots of “Argghhs,” “Ah,” “Ohhh,” “You Monster You,” as we reached or just missed well placed shots. The tennis side is silent. The ball barely makes a sound as it gets hit long across the court. Halfway through the warm up, I hear a quiet “Oh, sorry”

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and “nice shot.” Aside from that, it’s like watching gazelles go through their paces as the hippos next to them try to be graceful in tutus. When we tried to engage in any communication it was as though we were speaking another language. Gary and I laughed all the way home with the windows wide open, listening to the radio, singing as though we could. Pickleball players are WAY more fun! Happy Pickleballing to you!


WHERE: East Rec. Tennis Court #4 WHEN: Courts open daily from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; group drop-in play daily from 9 a.m.–12 noon. New players’ (strictly beginners) introduction to Pickleball every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Coached play for beginners and novices every Tuesday at 10 a.m. ATTIRE: Court shoes with non-marking soles EQUIPMENT: Balls are provided. Loaner paddles are available for introduction and coached play. These balls and paddles are for use only on the Oakmont Pickleball courts. WEBSITE: NEW PLAYER CONTACT: PJ Savage—Email or call 595-5648 All residents are welcomed.


Oakmont Macintosh Users Group nBette Shutt


Are you confident that you know all there is to know about ISP’s? Would you like to know more? Then you need to come and hear what Richard can tell you, and, of course, answer any questions that you may have. We look forward to seeing you in the West Recreation Center. 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.


If you need technical assistance with your Mac or accessories, call Ronnie Roche, 573-9649, Certified Apple Consultant. General questions about OakMUG please call me at 539-1598 or email

iPAD SIG “SHOW UP AND SHARE” WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2 p.m. WHERE: Room B, Activities Center

Windows Computer Information

As members of the former Oakmont PC Users Group, we continue to offer our free help to all Oakmont residents. Call phil kenny, 538-2075 or Al Medeiros, 843-4447.


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Fitness Club nSue Carrell

The Fitness Center will be closed for painting Oct. 2–8.

A Summer Hiatus for OFC

The board took a rest in August. We will not be meeting again until September 18. We would like to remind all of you members that our Christmas Dinner Event is scheduled for December 15 this year. Please save the date. As you know, it sells out every year. More details in the October 15 issue of Oakmont News. The event that OFC sponsored with the Computer Learning Center Techies was a big success. Big turnout and it was mentioned in the recent E-Blast from OVA. Here is a reprint in case you missed it.

A Coming Together Of Fitness and Technology

Tuesday, August 29 the Computer Learning Center kicked off their open house. The Oakmont Fitness Club combined the event for a Technology Forum where guests learned from expert, George McKinney, how to get healthy and track your progress with new fitness devices such as the Fitbit. George discussed how to find information on the best tracker. How can it help you? Monitor your exercise—count those 10,000 steps. Monitor your heart, and even your sleep and weight!

nSandra Shaner

Foam Roller


WHAT: Foam Roller Class—Stretching, Core Work, and Self-Myofacial Release Therapy WHEN: Tuesdays, 8:45–9:45 a.m. WHERE: Lower West Rec. Center COST: $50/6 classes WHAT TO BRING: Yoga mat and foam roller (see below) This class uses movements from Yoga to increase flexibility and balance; movements from Pilates to build core strength; and movements from myofascial release therapy to target trigger points soothing and releasing tight muscles. In addition to the foam roller, I will periodically bring different sized balls for working on hands and feet, particularly helpful for circulation and arthritis.

Foam rolling has been shown to be beneficial in reducing chance of injury and increasing recovery by hydrating the muscles with increased blood flow and breaking up adhesions between skin, muscles and bones. Range of motion is greatly increased, and the bottom line is, you just feel and move better in your body. I am a Yoga Alliance certified instructor, certified in Mat Pilates, and ACE-certified as a personal trainer. I developed this class in conjunction with the physical therapists at a health care facility where I taught for 18 years. The class will be taught on a foam roller, so you will need to purchase one. It needs to be 6” in diameter and 36” long. Just google “foam roller” and you can find them online much less expensive than in retail stores. If you would like to come and try a class, send me an email or give me a call, and I will bring an extra roller to class for you to try. This is a “feel good” class, but so good for your body. Come roll with us! The only requirements are a foam roller (which you will love having at home to do self-massage) and a yoga mat. Questions? Call me at (636) 532-4690 or email at

Forrest Yoga Chair Stretch and Balance Class

nCarol King, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)

get your energy moving and Feel Better in your body

WHAT: Chair Stretch and Balance Class WHEN: Thursdays from 10:30–11:30 a.m. WHERE: West Rec. Center—Lower Level COST: $50 for six classes. First class is free with the purchase of a class series Use your breath and connect to your inside body. Strengthen your core, even while seated. Stretch your fingers and toes and all the places in between. Students may stay seated for the entire class or explore balance safely. Small free weights are used to tone and strengthen the upper body. Equipment: Bring a set of free weights—your choice of 1, 2 or more pounds—the weight you want to work with. Please bring water.

feel grounded as the seasons change

WHAT: Forrest Yoga Classes WHEN: Tuesdays from 12:30–1:30 p.m.; Thursdays from 9–10 a.m. WHERE: West Rec. Center—Lower Level COST: $50 for six classes. First class is free with the purchase of a class series Clear your brain, feel your breath and enhance your life balance. Feel how your feet and legs support you in standing poses. Feel balanced and grounded as the daylight shrinks and the darkness grows. Challenge your core, ease your neck and open the channels for self-healing. Poses are modified as needed to meet individual needs. My classes are appropriate for all levels. People with injuries or conditions are encouraged to attend. Connect with yourself and others in a safe and supportive setting. Equipment: Bring your mat, water and props you have—like blocks, straps and yoga blankets. A beach towel can be used in place of a yoga blanket so please bring one. I supply a limited amount of props to share. I am a certified Forrest yoga instructor. I am passionate about helping others feel better in their bodies. I have several years of experience teaching Chair Stretch and Balance classes in addition to yoga classes and private sessions. Please see http:// for more information about me, Forrest Yoga, local classes near Oakmont and Saturday workshops. Feel free to contact me at carolking1234@yahoo. com, 696-5464.

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

New location—Berger Center Starting September 21

You know you have always been fascinated by the thought of learning Tai Chi so now is your chance. We offer a fun and easy introduction to tai chi for the beginner. Tuition is $75 for a five-class workshop. Start anytime. Classes meet on Thursdays from 9–10 a.m. in the Berger Center. Thursdays do not have to be consecutive in case you have other appointments to attend to. Tai Chi is excellent for developing balance and breathing. Pre-registration is required so call me at 3185284. I will love to answer your questions and introduce you to this ancient Chinese meditation in movement.

Afternoon Exercise Class nBetsy Smith, Instructor

For All You Early Birds! Same Class, Same Day, New Time!

WHEN: Thursdays, 7:30–8:30 a.m.—Balance and Strength (no class Sept. 28); Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m.—Aerobics (no class Sept. 26) WHERE: Classes are held at West Rec. Center downstairs COST: $7 per class, four classes for $24 or eight classes for $48 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), Get up early and get your fitness time in early. Come to the 7:30 a.m. Strength and Balance class! Using equipment such as weights, bands, small and large balls and simple moves is what the Strength and Balance class offers. The Aerobic Class format uses aerobic moves designed to get your heart rate up and work your body! Keep your fitness going! Catchy music and meeting new friends are some of the features of both classes. You can join at any time! You work from your base of aerobic and fitness strength. You should be able to get up and down from the floor. 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!

r Fitness e t a W nValerie Hulsey

The sun is shining and the water is warm so why don’t you join us for fun and a terrific exercise program. The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) sponsors many classes for seniors here in Oakmont. The no fee classes shown below are paid for by the SRJC Adult Program.


Monday: 9 a.m. $6; 10 a.m. no fee SRJC class Tuesday: 9 a.m. no fee SRJC; 10:15 a.m. no fee SRJC class Wednesday: 9 a.m. $6; 10 a.m. no fee SRJC class Thursday: 9 a.m. no fee SRJC; 10:15 a.m. no fee SRJC class Remember, if we do not have at least 15 people in every SRJC-sponsored class the JC will cancel the classes. Newcomers are always welcome at all the water aerobics classes. If you have a tender spot, the instructors will work with you to adjust the exercises for your individual needs. Equipment: Noodles and buoys are not provided, however, a limited selection of donated equipment is available to use and return.

JULIE’s FRIDAY CLASS continues at 10 AM

If you have questions about the Friday classes feel free to call Julie at 579-3849 (land line, no text) or email


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Oakmont Music Lovers nJudy Walker

Jazz Great—Charlie Mingus Jr.

nTeresa Woodrum

ymca healthy living Mondays, wednesdays and fridays free classes by YMCA 9–10 AM, Berger Center

Classes are cancelled on second Friday each month. Fragrance-free please. Share the floor with kindness. Equipment: Non-skid yoga mats, resistance bands (available in class), a towel that can be folded to serve as a knee cushion and cervical support, athletic shoes that are supportive but not too grippy, and water bottle—hydration revitalizes. The fine print: Welcome to Free Fitness. For your safety, good balance and lateral movement are needed in these quick aerobic classes. A fall may cause serious injury. Please check with your doctor prior to beginning this or any exercise regimen. All Free Fitness Classes are too large to accommodate those who need special supervision. If you have shoulder, back, knee problems, anything that is painful, it is advisable to join a smaller, wellsupervised class first, and consult a personal trainer or medical professional to learn modifications that are suitable to your condition. Participants need to use their judgment and body awareness, altering each exercise to prevent injury. Be careful, dear ones.

Time Machine: A Most Unusual and Entertaining Evening! A Fantastic Journey through Time, Imagination, Music and Dance

The hottest ticket in town! The Saturday production of “Time Machine” sold out in only four days. Wow! Therefore, a second show has been added for the evening of Friday, October 27. You are invited. This show is too good to miss! WHAT: Time Machine—Friday Show WHEN: Friday, October 27 WHERE: Berger Center TIME: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-show entertainment; curtain at 6:30 p.m. There will be comfy, welcoming round tables. Please bring your favorite food and beverage to share. Production note: Dramatic effects will include darkness and strobe. Refunds limited to notification seven days before the event. Special thanks to Tom Kendrick and the many talented performers who will delight you. We look forward to welcoming you. Thank you for your support! A Tom Kendrick Production underwritten by the Oakmont Community Foundation. Proceeds will support OHI’s Free Fitness classes. “Keeping Oakmont healthy through Physical Education.”

Time Machine Reservation form Friday, October 27, 5:30 pm

Tickets are $20pp. open seating, table for 8 for $160. Please make checks payable to “Oakmont Health Initiative.” You may leave your check in the OHI folder in the OVA office, or mail to Oakmont Health Initiative, c/o Tom Woodrum, 12 Valley Green, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Name of attendees: _____________________________________________________________________________ Email (to confirm receipt of payment) _____________________________________________________________

nRay Haverson

Sha-Boom Events Club Presents FAN APPRECIATION DANCE

WHEN: Saturday, October 7 TIME: Doors open at 5 p.m.; music from 6–9:30 p.m. COST: Only $10 per person MUSIC: By Miracle Mule Band You may bring your own food, drinks, snacks, plates, napkins, flatware and so on. The club will supply coffee, lemon water, cups, ice and cookies. If you like to line dance, slow dance, just listen to great Bluegrass style country music, this band is the band for you! You will have a fantastic time and an opportunity to listen to a new band we have never had before. Get ready for a fun night out. Note: The club will pay all additional costs as a thank-you for your support of the Sha-Boom Club.


Please note: for those who have paid already James Garner, date has changed from November 4 to December 8. I am very sorry for the change however we had no choice. WHAT: James Garner—A Tribute to Johnny Cash WHEN: Friday, December 8 WHERE: Berger Center TIME: Doors open at 6 p.m., show is from 7–9 p.m. COST: Members $30, members’ guest $33, non-

members $38. Best deal is $42—includes membership until January 1, 2018. James Garner puts on one of the best interpretations of Johnny Cash I have ever seen! Last time he was here we had a waiting list of over 60 people who could not get in. Those who attended the last show are still talking about it. We will have table assigned seating. You may reserve a table of eight: I will need all names and payment in one envelope. If you have less than a table of eight but want to sit together with your friends, all names and payment must be in one envelope at one time as I will be unable to add someone later. This is just a suggestion. The best way to do it so you can get better seating is send one check for all and that person collect from their friends. You will be able to bring your own food and drink. We will supply lemon water, cookies, coffee and cups. You need to bring your own plates, napkins and utensils. Please remember that seating is based on the date I receive your reservation payment and we fill seats at all tables as we receive them. Get your reservations in very early for better seating.


Saturday, October 7: Fan Appreciation Dance Friday, December 8: Back by popular demand— James Garner’s Salute to Johnny Cash Sunday, December 31: New Year’s Eve at the Berger—music by Mr. Charlie Baker and Company

For the opening session of our new season, Alicia Schoeler-Hugg will be our presenter. She will focus on the jazz genre’s emergence and development. Jazz icons from the eras of swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, and beyond will also be discussed. As the niece of Charlie Mingus Jr. she will provide an intimate look at his family and music as well as featured samples of other jazz musicians’ work such as Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Django Rhinehardt, Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan and others. Alicia SchoolerHugg lives in Northern California. The former (Stockton) Record op-ed columnist has freelanced for national and local publications, and is a registered nurse. She taught university level communications and courses and received Alicia Schoeler-Hugg. several journalism-based awards. Her latest edition of Art and Soul of Jazz, a Tribute to Charles Mingus, Jr. captures the Mingus dynamic through previously unpublished letters and photographs provided by her mother, Mingus’ sister Vivian. WHEN: October 3 at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: East Recreation Center COST: Free

Oakmont Senior Social Club nJulie Jones

Oakmont’s Senior Social Club will open next week, after over three years of planning. The Council on Aging’s program, under the direction of Oakmont resident Patricia Benton, will be meeting Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. in the West Rec. Ms. Benton described the program as offering gentle exercise, entertainment, arts and crafts, lively discussion, guest speakers and a nourishing meal for the underserved elder residents of Oakmont. She will be joined by Debbie Baldaramos, assistant director, and volunteers from the community in welcoming the first club members. An informational meeting was held September 7 for prospective participants, their families and caregivers and volunteers. Representatives from Council on Aging explained the program, answered questions and began the application process. This project was begun in February of 2015 when a small group of Oakmont residents, realizing the need for social activities appropriate to the elders of Oakmont, started investigating the opportunities available in Sonoma County. A survey of Oakmont residents, created with the cooperation of COPE (Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies), showed a minimum of 100 residents eligible for the program. Thanks to collaboration between the Council on Aging and the OVA, the newly-remodeled and ADAcompliant West Rec. Center has been made available for the Senior Social Club program. The Council on Aging, after procuring a license from the California Department of Social Services, began preparing for next week’s opening. Oakmont residents interested in applying for membership or wishing to volunteer contact Laurel Anderson, Social Day Services Supervisor, 525-0143, ext. 103 or Those interested in donating items to be used by the program can call me at 695-7241 or request a list at

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On Saturday, August 19 the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco was celebrated by the Boomers at a sold-out show in Berger Center. Many showed up in both period attire and attitude and danced the night away to classic rock performed by new Oakmont resident, real estate broker, and singing drummer Jake Baker and his band The 7th Sons.

The Summer of Love 1967 was a social phenomenon that occurred when about 100,000 artists, activists, writers, musicians, and other young people, known as “Hippies” due to their “hip” clothes and behavior, converged in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury and Golden Gate Park with hopes of creating a new social paradigm—and that is exactly what they did! They contributed groundbreaking developments in art, fashion, religion, music, and politics. Local bands such as Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead were the progenitors of what would become known as the “San Francisco Sound.” Jake was discovered by Jefferson Airplane members Grace Slick and Paul Kantner in 1969 when the couple moved to Bolinas to raise their new baby China, and was soon signed to the band’s RCA Grunt Records label. “There I was, a 19-year-old Bo-Bo Land Hippie, living in a hand-made shack, growing organic food, and doing Hatha Yoga long before they went main stream. Grace and Paul were true City Slicker Rock stars, so as hard as they tried, they didn’t quite fit in. I didn’t partake in the daily hard partying rock star lifestyle they enjoyed so much—but, I still enjoyed performing, recording, touring and generally being the center of attention!” The show opened up with the Oakmont Diva’s performing for the first time in Oakmont a Bollywood dance called “Ja Ho” from the 2008 blockbuster movie Slumdog Millionaire. Then The 7th Sons launched into three dance sets that filled the floor all night. An authentic liquid light show gave the performance a true Fillmore and Avalon Ballroom concert ambiance. The entire show was videotaped by Mariposa and Jonah Nicholds of The Marin Artists Showcase. Thirty minutes of the dance were televised on their www. Marin.TV and Marin Ch. 26 on Sunday, September 10. Jake and The 7th Sons want to thank all Boomers that attended for supporting live music in general and noted, “We’ve played for as many people before— but, never before has everyone in the room danced together all night long! We definitely look forward to coming back soon.”

nNorma Doyle


Playreaders meet every Monday from 2–3 p.m. in the Central Activity Center, Room B. Visitors are always welcome. Come early so we can meet and greet you. On September 18, Norma Doyle will present three short one-act plays with two from Win, Lose or Draw by Mary Gallaher and Ara Watson and one from The Blueberry Hill Accord by Daryl Watson. Play readers will include Norma Doyle, Ginny Smith and Evelyn Zigmont. Play 1: Little Miss Fresno (written by Gallaher and Watson) deals with two competitive mothers whose daughters are in the semi-finals of a moppet beauty contest. One mother is a gossipy veteran who keeps a score card; the other, a first-timer, who is anxious and ill-at-ease. When both daughters win there is a truce between them—but the finals are still to come. Play 2: Chocolate Cake (written by Gallagher) is about two secret gorgers who meet while attending a conference. One is a simple country mouse; the other a brassy city dweller. Inevitably their conversation gets around to their favorite topic “food,” but the funnier their exchanges become the more we are aware of the difficulties which have led them to compensate with compulsive overeating. Play 3: Win, Lose or Draw drew from two of theatre’s most promising and imaginative women writers with comedies unified by a common theme; each contrasts women from different social or intellectual levels in situations where they react with attitudes

Oakmont Cannabis Club nHeidi Klyn

MEETING: Wednesday, October 4 TIME: 3 p.m. WHERE: East Rec. Center For the month of October we will be having a speaker Mitcho Thompson from Peace in Medicine of Sebastopol. The discussion will be about “Seniors and Cannabis,” giving information about various forms of medicine, how folks can obtain a doctor’s recommendation, and the changing regulations for adult use. We were happy to hear that some of you are having your doctors write the recommendation and each week there is news stories about the great benefits versus opioids. Everyone is welcome to come. Hope to see you there.

In late August Playreaders staged Ground Rules by Eric Chappell. Play readers included: Morgan Lambert, Joyce O’Connor, Penny MacKenzie, Ron White and Jackie Kokemor.

characteristic of their backgrounds. The play The Blueberry Hill Accord presents two high-school students, Hannah and Lindsay during the break-up of their nine-year friendship. Before they go, they each have a few things they want to straighten out either … a messy argument or a peaceful truce? Watson is a young playwright, who has won the Judges Panel Award and Audience Winner of the 2005 Battle of the Bards in New York. He has also written for a Disney television series. On September 25 and October 10 Ron White will stage Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon. Play readers include John Dolan, Kay Hardy, Jeff Sheff, Ginny Smith, Bob Sorenson, Ron White, Sandy White and Evelyn Zigmont. Set in the Brooklyn, New York in 1937 during the Great Depression. This coming-of-age comedy focuses on Eugene Morris Jerome, a Polish-JewishAmerican teenager living in Brighton beach who is experiencing puberty, sexual awakening, and a search for identity as he tries to deal with his family, including his older brother Stanley, his parents Kate and Jack, Kate’s sister Blanche, and her two daughters, Nora and Laurie, who come to live there after their father’s death. Simon grew up in New York during the Great Depression, with his parents’ financial hardships affecting their marriage, giving him a mostly unhappy and unstable childhood. Critics took notice of the depths, complexity and issues of universal interest in his stories, which expressed serious concerns of most average people. He is one of the most successful American playwrights garnering multiple awards over several decades.

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Stanford Club nKay Nelson

By now, members of the Stanford Club have received invitations to attend the Lawn Bowling Club’s Demonstration Day on September 18 from 10 a.m.–12 noon. Here’s a chance not only to get together with Stanford Club members but also to watch lawn bowling, learn about the sport, and participate, if you wish.

After the demonstration, at noon, Stanford alums will meet for a boxed lunch on the patio behind the Central Activity Complex. Lunch includes a sandwich, chips, and a small salad. The price is $10. It is necessary to make a reservation for lunch, so if you plan to attend, e-mail your information, including number of people, to me by September 16 at 4 p.m. If you want to attend only the demonstration, please e-mail me about this as well so the Lawn Bowling Committee can plan ahead. My e-mail is kfnel@aol. com, and phone number is 538-8777. Come for the fun, and wear your Stanford colors!

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Valley of the Moon Rotary Club nJohn Brodey

Oh, Great Carnac!

Johnny Carson aside, it turns out we have our very own prognosticator of future events right here in Sonoma County. For several decades, Ben Stone has quietly charted business, population and other economic trends. He has been the Director of the Sonoma County Economic Development Board since 1986. His recent presentation to the Valley of the Moon Rotary was a fascinating one as always. His first order of business was to explain what changes have taken place here in SoCo. The news is certainly more encouraging than the dark days of the recession when Sonoma County’s unemployment ran at 12%. We now have the fifth lowest rate in the state at 3.9%. That’s good news and bad Ben Stone, Director of the news since it means Sonoma County Economic there are few available Development Board, spoke jobs for those entering recently to our club members. the work force here. It’s no wonder that the only demographics that we have seen decrease in the last few years are the two youngest: 18–25 and 26 to 35-year-olds. The population growth is at the upper end as retirees move here and we are living longer. Ben’s job is to address how we can lessen the negative impacts of these foundational changes. The other not so good news is that while Sonoma has the lowest property values of any bay area county, it is still very expensive and there is little of it. The bottom line is that the population growth here has decreased to 1.5% and it will further drop to .08% over the next few years. Ben and his team are tasked with developing new ways to spur job growth, germinate business development projects, inspire creativity and create programs that will help our older as well as younger residents see their needs met within this context. This has occurred through the formation of several specific departments. While agriculture and tourism are still driving forces here in SoCo, they are by no means the only sectors in our economy. Expanding the diversity among them is a key. One such avenue is Impact Sonoma which has invested a quarter of a million dollars to help launch new nonprofit organizations. Already, 97% of that investment has been repaid. Next is Creative Sonoma which focuses on the cultural arts and creative economy sector, which have emerged as a growth area. Another component is the Sonoma-Napa Small Business Development Council. This non-profit provides no and low cost workshops to help guide small businesses toward sustained growth. Working with experienced business owners, these entrepreneurs are given tools to address challenges and seize opportunities. Sonoma Strategic is all about creating economic diversification whether through capital development, innovation, industrial property development or affordable housing. There is even a program through the SRJC called Source Innovation which focuses ways of ushering college aged Sonomans into viable careers right here. There’s a lot going we never hear about. Check out this amazing resource at You could become the smartest person in the room.


nLaurie Hartmann

A couple of weeks ago, the temperatures outside were approaching 100+ degrees and while most people were breaking out in sweat, we were cooling off with Snow cones… what a fun way to end a worship service. We felt like kids as we left church with a snow cone in hand. Whether we are having a BBQ at the Pastor’s house or eating snow cones, we are having fun and building a family. If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to be a part of our family. We meet at the Berger Center each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. September 17, following the morning service, we will be having our bi-annual vision meeting and potluck.

L to R: Edi Pelton, Linda Van Bocker and,Patty Buchholz.

nPastor Brinda

Music has a way of speaking to one’s soul

“Has Folk Rock music affected you? It sustained me in my early teens. The harshness of adolescence in a broken home was softened by those great melodies. Loneliness was lightened by hope of a Bridge Over Troubled Water. Smoothly, James Taylor assured me that I had a Friend. I did, although I hadn’t met Him yet. I thank God for these musicians who sang into my soul.”—Roxanne Rogers The friend that Roxanne mentioned is Jesus. Have you had the privilege of meeting Him? What a friend we have in Jesus! We sang that song the other day at the Oakmont Gardens. Wow, that song has some meaningful words. Have you heard of the song? Just look at the last two lines of the second verse: “Can we find a friend so faithful, Who will all our sorrow bear? Jesus knows our every weakness—Take it to the Lord in prayer!” What an amazing friend! He is always there for us— caring, listening, and loving. No matter the changes that occur during our lifetime, He does not change, and He does not leave us! He is our “forever friend.” I would love to tell you about our friend Jesus! By the way, we are looking for musicians that have a heart for service. If God has blessed you with the gift of music and you are looking for a place to use your talent, we are looking for volunteer musicians to enhance our worship experience. Give us a call. We would love to talk with you.

2013 & 2014 Centurion Producer 2014 Quality Service Award E-mail: Web:

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Oakmont Lanes

Zentangle™ Art Classes

nTerry Leuthner, President, and Carolyn Mack, Vice President

Oakmont Lanes Bowling Club is a Bowling League consisting of four-person teams that utilize Nintendo Wii to simulate the experience of bowling without the weight of a bowling ball. Any resident who has the ability of holding a small remote control in their hand while swinging their arm as if they were throwing a bowling ball will be able to join. Anyone interested in joining our club, either as a team bowler or substitute, please call Terry at 538-9177 or Carolyn at 537-7347 or stop by the East Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 1:30–4:30 p.m. to see us in action. No bowling fourth Tuesdays. See for club information and Fall 2017 League schedule. Remaining bowling dates for September: Sept. 19 (first day at our new home, the East Recreation Center). No bowling Sept. 26, fourth Tuesday.


Oakmont Lanes Club is moving up in the world and we now have a new home starting Tuesday,

nBarbara Bowman

September 19 at the East Recreation Center. We will continue to bowl from 1:30–4:30 p.m. every Tuesday, except no bowling fourth Tuesdays. Please mark your calendar for our new site. This site will give us a lot more space to setup our lunch/party tables without affecting our bowling set-up. Speaking of lunch, we will have a pizza lunch on Oct. 3 to celebrate our new home.


On Aug. 29 at 1:30 p.m. the top three teams of the 1:30 PM League (4 Tops, Pocket Hits, Alley Oops) played the top three teams of the 3:15 PM League (Strikes and Spares, High Rollers, Strike Outs) followed by award presentations and sign-up for 10week Fall League starting Sept. 5 and ending Dec. 5. Winners are High Rollers: Juan Fuentes, Scott Harris, Shirley Jamison, Diane Price (Capt). Their team name will be engraved on the Team Championship Trophy. Congratulations High Rollers!

nBetsy Smith

Classes are on second Monday from 4:30–6 p.m. and fourth Monday from 10:30 a.m.–12 noon. 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! 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!

Coming up

Monday September 25, 10:30 a.m.–12 noon: 3Z (Triangle Tiles) Monday, October 9, 4:30–6 p.m.: Tangling a pumpkin! WHERE: Central Activity Center Art Room COST: $10 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

Movies At Oakmont WHERE: Berger Center SCREENING DAY AND TIME: Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (starting October 8) 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, free of charge—compliments of the OVA

Sunday, September 17, 2 pm QUIZ SHOW

Robert Redford directs this infamous true story of Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes), who rocketed to national fame in 1958 as a repeat winner on the TV quiz show “Twenty One.” The American public didn’t realize it was being hoodwinked until persevering congressional investigator Dick Goodwin (Rob Morrow) unmasked the corruption behind the show’s glittering façade. Oscar and Golden Globe Best Picture and Best Director nominations, plus numerous other honors and accolades. (1994), PG-13, 133 minutes.

Sunday, September 24, 2 pm 5 FLIGHTS UP

Married for four decades, retired teacher Ruth (Diane Keaton) and her painter husband Alex (Morgan Freeman) have a wonderful life together—most of it spent in their cherished Brooklyn fifth floor walk-up. But now that it’s time to sell and move with their terrier Dorothy, the world seems determined to thwart them. Keaton and Freeman clearly enjoy themselves in this delightful film about life in New York City. Cynthia Nixon stars as their realtor. (2015), PG-13, 92 minutes.

Sunday, October 1, 2 pm THE BUTLER

Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker delivers a powerful performance as Cecil Gaines, who served as the White House butler under eight presidents. His three decades of service unfold against a backdrop of unparalleled change in American history—from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond—and how these changes affected this man’s life and his family’s. The large celebrity cast includes a stellar performance by Oprah Winfrey as Cecil’s wife. (2013), PG-13, 103 minutes.

Sunday, October 8, 2 pm and 7 pm QUEEN OF KATWE

In this uplifting celebration of the human spirit, a Ugandan girl’s life in poverty changes forever when she discovers she has an amazing talent for chess. Phiona’s inspiring and colorful true story features exceptional performances from David Oyelowo as her mentor and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o as her mother. MAO will screen this beautifully-produced and well-directed Disney film twice, matinee and evening. (2016), PG, 124 minutes.

For Your Refrigerator/Wallet

Sunday, September 17, 2 p.m.: Quiz Show, (1994), PG-13, 133 minutes. Sunday, September 24, 2 p.m.: 5 Flights Up, (2015), PG-13, 92 minutes. Sunday, October 1, 2 p.m.: The Butler, (2013), PG-13, 103 minutes Sunday, October 8, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Queen of Katwe, (2016), PG, 124 minutes.

East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Dr. Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–12 noon $3 donation

nJim Brewer

September 17: Young Ran Kim Understanding North Korea

How did we come to the point where North Korea’s leader threatens to “wring the windpipes of the Yankees and point daggers at their necks,” and President Trump promises to retaliate with “fire and fury?” Oakmont resident, Young Ran Kim, who grew up in Seoul during the violent and chaotic period following WWII and the Korean War, will address the relevant 20th Century history of the Korean peninsula. Young Ran Kim was born in Korea but immigrated to the United States where she earned a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Anatomy, an M.S. in Biochemistry, an M.S. in Anatomy, and a B.S. in Chemistry. During her long career in America, she published 22 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, and authored and coauthored 33 technical patents issued in the United States, Europe and Japan.

September 24: Lewis Miller Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll

You might think that the start of the process of producing an atomic weapon was when Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Roosevelt, but this is not totally true. The initial act in this drama was in 1938 when scientists in Germany first produced nuclear fission by bombarding uranium atoms with neutrons. The letter from Einstein to Roosevelt started the Manhattan Project because of the worry that Nazi Germany was working on an atomic weapon. The history of the Manhattan Project that followed included commando raids in Norway to hinder the German effort, and a massive industrial and scientific effort to produce an atomic weapon before the Germans could produce one. Miller will provide a short, simple introduction on atomic physics as a background, but the majority of his talk will include general information about Bikini Atoll, and his work during the Redwing atomic tests that took place on the atoll between May and July 1956.


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


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


Welcoming new residents since 1975. Have valuable local community information given on every visit. If you are new to Oakmont and have not had a home visit, please call Charlotte at 538-9050.


Plumbing, electrical, appliance, heating and air conditioning, general handyman (I can fix just about anything). 30 yrs. experience. Honest and reliable. Lic. #B32925. Call 536-9529, emergency—328-6635.


A to Z home maintenance and repair. Kitchen and bath remodel. Carpentry, tile, plumbing, electric and painting. All phase construction. Lic. #966203. Call Lee Moen, 318-5591.


George’s furniture repair and refinishing, antiques and caning. Oakmont references. 30 years experience. Free estimates. Call George at 987-3059.

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


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


Emergency services, regular service, water heaters, clogs, remodels, repair. Local business, owner-operated. Call (707) 800-2043.


Dependable, experts serving you and your neighbors with excellence and integrity for over 20 years. Licensed, bonded and insured. Senior discounts available. CA Lic. #854537. Find us on the web at www.onewayplumb. net or call us at 537-1308 for all your plumbing needs.


Gavin Anderson, local Sonoma resident. 14 years experience. Senior pricing. Free estimates. Call 935-6334.


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


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


Huge selection of value-priced, new, used and re-conditioned golf carts for sale. Professional repairs, service. Many years servicing our friends in Oakmont. 584-5488.

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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.





No appointment hair cuts. Coloring, perms, styling. Great people, great prices. Open 7 days. 140 Calistoga Rd., Santa Rosa.


Retired, medical background. Local references. Call Evelyne, (707) 326-6610.


Let me help you walk, talk and play with your dog. $25/hr., 15/half-hr. Call for free meeting. Terri, (707) 480-0786. Local references.


Keep your home or company up and running. Back-up, training, security, networking, repair, transfers, tuneup, Smart Homes. Call now for free consultation, (707) 486-5302.


All home repairs. Everything from fixing that leaking toilet to hanging pictures, to replacing that broken light switch. Serving the Santa Rosa area since 1985. $25 per hour. Quality workmanship and excellent ref. Just make a “to do” list and call me. Local Oakmont references on request. 888-2013.


Vacation home rental cleaning. Commercial and residential, home and office. Move-outs, bed linens and much more! With more than 19 yrs. of experience. References upon request. 548-9482.


Personalized computer help in your home. PC and MAC, cell phones and tablets. Patient, experienced technology help in the comfort of your home. $35 per hour. Call Diana at (707) 327-8997.

Done at an affordable rate. Assistance with home projects as well. Small jobs OK. Richard Garety, 833-1806. Since 2007.

Memoir, book, stories, poetry? For coaching, evaluating, and editing support call Ida at (707) 978-5131, 25 years experience. Reasonable rates.

Learn all of your legal options to qualify for Medi-Cal to pay for long-term Nursing Home Care. You don’t need to spend down all of your assets or lose your home! Call for FREE consultation to see if your loved one can qualify. 100% application success rate over 25 years. Design Benefits, (707) 795-2282.

Established 1963. Old fashion haircuts at a reasonable price. No appointment needed. 120 Calistoga Rd—down the breeze way by Safeway.


Available October 1. 1,289 sq ft., 2 BD, 2-car garage, laundry. AC. Garden w/ gardener. One-year lease, prefer longterm. One story, very nice. $2,100 per month. Call John, 894 2443.

TEACHER NEEDS SUMMER WORK Will drive to appointments, shopping, airport, etc. New electric car. $18 per hour. References available. John, 537-0693.





The best care for your best friends. 25+ years experience. Dog and cat care. Daily visits, overnight companionship. Insured and bonded. Based in Sonoma Valley. Alix Moline, 637-6267.

Commercially licensed, transportation for Oakmont residents. P.U.C. 32055 owner-operated with several years experience. Oakmont homeowner too. Call Chris, (707) 206-5018. Caregivers to work in our community. Flexible shifts, 2–24 hours. Hiring bonus. Call 843-3838 or drop by 6528 Oakmont Dr.

We are experts at installing Moisture Barriers! Helping clients live comfortably in their homes since 1979. CAL Custom Bulding Services, Inc. (CALCBS). Call Craig Lawson, Oakmont Resident, 579-9088. Lic. #377330., https://www.


Personalized meals for you. Transportation for errands/shopping. Companionship (sports fan), light housekeeping, relief care for a main caregiver. Jean Sharp, 570-5326.


Smart TV’s, Soundbars, Netflix, Roku and Apple TV’s are complicated. I will help you. 25 years experience. $40/hr. Important: know your passwords! Jason Baldwin, (707) 479-1364,

15-year Oakmont resident, collector, not a dealer. American or foreign, 1970s or earlier. Dave, (707) 481-6505.

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Oakmont Village Association oakmont village association

Hours: M–F 9 AM–5 PM Tel 539-1611 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A OVA E-mail: Website: 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......................................$25 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.

Bulletin Boards

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". Items “For Sale”, “For Rent” or “Want to Buy” can be put on a 3"x5" card and left at the OVA Office.

locker rentals

Annual Locker Fee $60 (January 1–December 31). If you wish to rent a locker, come to the OVA office and give us a check, your information and the number of the locker you want to rent. You provide the lock. We can prorate the annual fee. Daily use lockers are free. NOTICE: Weekly locker inspections are done by OVA Maintenance. Locks could be sawed off with no prior notice and locker contents removed on all unpaid lockers. Items will be held in OVA Maintenance office for 30 days. If you have any questions, please contact the OVA Office M-F 539-1611


Quarterly pickups. First Saturday in April, July and October. 9 AM–1 PM.


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.


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

Condominium Financial management (cfM)

Hours: M– Th 9 AM–Noon, 1–5 PM Tel 539-0701 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A E-mail:

architectural office

OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297

COORDINATOR Call 9AM–5PM September 16–30 Dorrelle Aasland 537-1518 October 1–15 Sonja Moore 539-4119

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

PAS Management Company

oakmont News

Tel 575-7200 E-mail:

Need a ride? give a ride! oakmont volunteer helpers

Meals on Wheels, 525-0383

Rides Within Oakmont Marianne Neufeld 528-0161

If you would like to be a volunteer, please call 539-8996. Donations to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers are appreciated and tax deductible. Mail your check payable to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers, 6637 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Thank you.

Mon.–Fri. medical 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.


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: 6:30 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Mondays for cleaning) Central: 5:45 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: 12 Noon– 4 PM Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day. Children must be accompanied by an OVA member or adult with a valid pool access card. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT ANY OVA POOL. ALL FACILITIES CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY.

Blood Pressure clinic

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


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

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

oakmont community garden on stonebridge

maintenance Office

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

Street Cleaning

City streets in Oakmont are cleaned by the city early on the fourth Friday of each month. Residents who want their streets swept should avoid street parking overnight on those days.


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.


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.

Letters to the Editor Writer Guidelines

The Oakmont News welcomes residents’ letters to the editor about Oakmont life. Email letters of no more than 200 words to Writer’s name, address and phone number must be included. Writers will be limited to one letter published every 90 days. Letters may be edited for length and clarity.

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


Schedules available at OVA office.

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

2017-2018 OVA board of Directors E-mail: Gloria Young, President Greg Goodwin, Vice President Carolyn Bettencourt, Secretary Elke Strunka, Treasurer (Non-voting Officer) Kathleen Connelly, Director Ken Heyman, Director Lynda Oneto, Director Karen Oswald, Director CONSULTANT/INTERIM GENERAL Manager Ted Throndson

OVA Board Meetings 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 1 pm in the Berger Center All residents of Oakmont are welcome.

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

E-mail List Do you want to stay updated on what is going on in Oakmont? Join the OVA E-mail list. You will receive Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Oakmont Notices, Meeting Announcements and the weekly Manager's Newsletter. To join, go to the OVA office and fill out a sign-up form, or visit www. To receive E-Blast by E-mail, click the "join our E-Blast email list" link. If you would like a hardcopy, please come to​the OVA Activities​office. They are located on the front counter.


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OVA-Sponsored Events OVA Presents: Libby Skala

Financial Education Series

nAnita Roraus

nStephanie Curry

Irena Sendler: Rescuing the Rescuer Written and performed by Libby Skala with music by Steve May

“Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.”—The Talmud “Brilliantly compelling. Simply gorgeous.”—The London Free Press Oakmont Village Association presents Libby Skala, winner of London Fringe’s Best Solo Performer Award, in her new solo show “Irene Sendler: Rescuing The Rescuer,” a heroic intergenerational story about the power of one-person effect change in the world. Music is composed and performed by Steve May. WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center COST: Free admission. Please RSVP OVA at 539-1611.

Oakmont Garden Club nPeggy Dombeck


“Kind hearts are the gardens, kind thoughts are the roots, kind words are the flowers, kind deeds are the fruits. Take care of your garden and keep out the weeds, fill it with sunshine, kind words and kind deeds.”—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Dawn Smith from Sunset Magazine and Cornerstone Gardens will be our speaker. Dawn has worked at Cornerstone for 13 years and is responsible for all the gardens. She will have a slide presentation about the history of Cornerstone and the new partnership with Sunset Magazine. WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, September 19, Berger Center TIME: 10–11:30 a.m.


• Fall is the best time to plant, transplant or divide plants because there will be plenty of time and the coming rains to help plants get established before hot weather resumes next year. You can plant from now even into the winter. It is also a good time to reseed your lawn. Consider reducing your lawn area. • Add two inches of compost to the top eight inches of soil for fall and winter vegetables and annuals. • Plant onions and garlic before frost. • Begin planting cool season annuals like ornamental cabbage, kale, pansy, primrose and sweet peas. • Plant cool season vegetables like broccoli, chard, cauliflower, lettuce and spinach. • Reduce irrigation times as day length shortens and plant growth slows.

Ova-sponsored event

AARP Presents “The AARP Smart Driver Course” nAnita Roraus

These are four- and eight-hour classroom courses for drivers 50 years of age and older. Complete cost for the course is $15 for AARP members/$20 non-members. Open to Oakmont residents only.

Two-day Full Course and One-day Refresher Course Schedule Room B, Central Activities Center

Refresher class: Friday, October 20, 12:30–5 p.m. Two-day Course: Thursday and Friday, November 30 and December, 1–5 p.m. Sign up by calling the OVA office at 539-1611 or come by in person.

The next seminar in the Financial Education Series is being held on October 19 at 6 p.m. in the Berger Center. The topic is Long-Term Care. Long-Term Care is an issue that each of us thinks about and often then put aside to address on another day. There are various statistics regarding how many of us will need long-term care. The most optimistic is 1 in 2 or 50% and the least optimistic is 7 in 10 or 70% of us will at some time have a need for some type of care. Most people like to hope that they will never need any type of care. Hope is not a plan. We will discuss the options to address this need including self-funding, family as caregivers or financial intermediaries, and a bit on state-facilitated options.


Lifelong Learning nMarlena Cannon

Osher lifelong learning presents Our Amazing Brains

Steven Campbell, MSIS, has some wonderfully encouraging stories to share about research over the last 60 years on cognitive psychology. For example, a student once told him, “When I turned 90, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘Wow! That’s really old. This is the beginning of the end. Then I came to your classes and I got it! I went back to the same mirror and this time said, ‘90? In less than 10 years, I’ll be 100. And then, 110. What am I going to do for the next 20 years?’” Last Campbell heard, he was enrolled in a Relativity class and had started learning French. Steven looks at pioneers in the field of the brain sciences and blends their findings with cutting edge brain research to help his students gain a practical knowledge of how their thinking controls their lives. After his retirement in 2008, Campbell began teaching in senior centers all over the Bay Area and has given presentations to over 31,000 people. His book, Making Our Mind Magnificent— Flourishing at Any Age is in its third printing and he is the weekly radio host of our Amazing Mind on KOWS.FM. Campbell explains his class this way: “Your brain believes everything you tell it without question. That’s both scary and wonderful. Scary because if you say you can’t do something, your brain makes sure you can’t. But if you say you can, your brain becomes obsessed with how to get it done.” Another story shows his point. At the end of a drug abuse class, a large tattoo-covered student towered over Campbell and said, “I’m really angry at you. I’ve been through every program including San Quentin. I can’t read. I was raised in a family full of drugs. I’m dyslexic. This class is baloney.” In response, Campbell showed the student a seemingly random list of names—Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Cruise, Jay Leno—and asked him what he had in common with them. Dyslexia. “But,” said Campbell,

“the people on the list said to themselves even though it’s harder for me because I have to do things a different way, I can still do it.” “You mean it’s up to me?” the student asked. Fast forward two months. Campbell is putting his groceries into his trunk and sees this same student barreling across the parking lot toward him. The student grabs him, picks him up and says, “You won’t believe what happened. I got through the program. I realized I can’t do words but I love numbers. They hired me in the Produce Department and I am helping them reduce the amount of food they were throwing out.” Join Steven Campbell in a class about science and let your new life begin. The class is offered on Mondays, September 18–October 23, 3–5 p.m., Berger Center.

Other Fall semester OLLI classes

Cultural Jewels of the Stuart Dynasty, Charlene O’Rourke: Wednesdays, 3–5 p.m., Berger Center Artistic Couples: Fights of Fancy, Linda Reid: Thursdays, 3–5 p.m., East Rec. Register the first day of class or go to: www.

Sleep Apnea nBob Flandermeyer

This group assists people with their CPAP— machines and masks. We meet the first Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October and December. The meeting is held in Berger Room G. This month we have a guest speaker, Dr. Greg Ackroyd, MD Pulmonologist. We will be meeting at 3 p.m. on October 3. The time of day is later than usual. Often a question regarding your treatment can get an answer this way. Bring your machine and mask if you think it would help. Questions, call 538-5277.

september, 2017



This calendar does not reflect all events scheduled. Changes made on or after the 15th may not be reflected.






1 2 Monthly Event Calendar is also available online at

AR Art Room (Central Activity Center) E East Recreation Center B Meeting Room (Central Activity Center) EC East Conference Room BC Berger Center G Berger Center BCFS Berger Center Fireside Room LCR Large Conference Room in OVA Office CR Card Room (Central Activity Center) LW Lower West Recreation Center D Berger Center UW Upper West Recreation Center

8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR A+B 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bridge CR A+B 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 12:00 PM OVA Community BBQ BC Plz 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR B

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Community Church BC 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 1:00 PM Pickleball G 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR B 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 4:00 PM Le Cercle Francais EC 5:30 PM Oakmont Travel & Adv Club E 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 6:45 PM Contract Bridge CR A+B


8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR B 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Card Making AR 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Ct #4 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:30 AM Oakmont Music Lovers E 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 1:00 PM OVA BoD Monthly Mtg BC 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR B 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:00 PM Women’s Discussion Group B 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B

9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR B 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Cafe Mortel B 4:00 PM Let’s Dance Together LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC



7:30 AM Strength & Balance LW 8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR A+B


8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR A+B 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 1:00 PM Current Events E 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW


7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge CR A+B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR B


9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Community Church BC 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Communications Committee B 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 1:00 PM Craft Guild E 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR B 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 3:00 PM Circulo Español LCR 4:00 PM Le Cercle Francais EC 4:30 PM Zentangle Art Class AR 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Bunco Ladies Night CR A+B 7:00 PM Single Malt Scotch Club B

8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR B 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:00 AM SIR 92 Luncheon BC 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR B 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B

9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:00 AM Card Making AR 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Caregiver Support Group B 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 2:00 PM Photography Club B 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 4:00 PM Let’s Dance Together LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW

7:30 AM Strength & Balance LW 8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 6:30 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR B 6:30 PM Pinochle CR 6:30 PM Democratic Club UW

8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR A+B 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bridge CR A+B 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 1:00 PM Parkinson’s Support Group B 1:30 PM OakMUG UW








9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC


9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 10:30 AM Sunday Symposium E 10:30 AM Community Church BC 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 2:00 PM Movies at Oakmont BC

8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:30 AM Bridge to Nowhere CR B 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM American Mah Jongg E 1:00 PM Oakmont Art Critique AR 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR B 3:00 PM Circulo Español LCR 4:00 PM Le Cercle Francais EC 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 6:45 PM Contract Bridge CR A+B


8:45 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Visual Aids UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 10:30 AM Zentangle Art Class AR 11:15 AM Line Dancing LW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 1:00 PM Genealogy Club UW 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 2:00 PM Playreaders B 2:00 PM Bridge Practice CR B 3:00 PM Circulo Español LCR 4:00 PM Le Cercle Francais EC 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC

8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR B 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Garden Club BC 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 1:00 PM OVA BoD Monthly Mtg BC 1:30 PM Oakmont Lanes UW 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR B 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 3:00 PM Women’s Discussion Group B 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B

9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 4:00 PM Let’s Dance Together LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC

8:00 AM Oakmont Car Club CR B 8:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Foam Roller LW 9:00 AM Pickle Orient E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Women of Faith Bible B 9:30 AM Volunteer Helpers LCR 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Pickle Beg E Tennis Court #4 10:00 AM Tap Class Adv LW 10:30 AM Table Tennis UW 11:15 AM Tap Class Inter LW 12:30 PM Cribbage CR 12:30 PM Forrest Yoga LW 1:30 PM Chess Drop-In CR B 1:30 PM Needles & Hooks AR 2:00 PM Parliamo Italiano EC 2:00 PM iPad Sig D 3:30 PM Le Cercle Français G 4:00 PM Meditation AR 4:30 PM Aerobics LW 6:00 PM Rotary Bunco E 6:00 PM ITap and More LW 6:45 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B

9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic LW 9:30 AM Bridge Practice CR B 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tai Chi Chuen UW 10:30 AM Blood Pressure D 10:30 AM Caregiver Support Group B 10:30 AM Yoga Men & Women’s LW 11:00 AM SIR 53 E 12:00 PM Table Tennis UW 12:00 PM Canasta CR 12:30 PM Bridge CR B 1:00 PM Quilting Bee AR 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 6:15 PM Line Dancing BC 7:00 PM Oakie Folkies UW



7:30 AM Strength & Balance LW 8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Kiwanis Board Meeting E 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 7:00 PM Democratic Club UW 7:00 PM Bridge Mixed CR A+B


7:30 AM Strength & Balance LW 8:30 AM Kiwanis E 9:00 AM Pinochle Daytime CR 9:00 AM Tai Chi for Beginners UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Painter’s Open Studio AR 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Domino Club CR B 10:00 AM Spanish Class Inter B 10:30 AM Chair Stretch Class LW 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study EC 11:30 AM A Course In Miracles UW 12:30 PM Chess CR 1:00 PM Craft Guild AR 2:00 PM ITap and More LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW 6:30 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR B 6:30 PM Pinochle CR

8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Invest Oak B 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR A+B 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:00 AM Ikebana AR 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B 1:00 PM Current Events E 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bocce 9:30 AM Bridge CR A+B 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B 1:00 PM Just for Fun Game Club CR B



8:30 AM Water Fitness West Pool 9:00 AM Free Fitness Class BC 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Yoga Holistic UW 9:30 AM Balance and Strength E 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bridge Class CR A+B 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Water Fitness West Pool 10:15 AM Ladies Friendship Bible EC 11:30 AM Tap Practice Inter LW 12:30 PM Bridge Duplicate CR A+B 1:00 PM Painter’s Open Studio AR 2:00 PM Interval Training LW 3:00 PM Table Tennis UW

7:30 AM Pilates UW 8:45 AM Pilates UW 9:00 AM Pickle Open Play E Tennis Ct #4 9:00 AM Drop-In Tennis WT 9:30 AM Lawn Bowling 9:30 AM Bridge CR A+B 9:30 AM Bocce 9:45 AM Petanque 10:00 AM Tap Practice Adv LW 10:30 AM Meditation B


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Our first full Board meeting in months, debates over facilities needed at Oakmont, and much more